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    by Published on 24-02-2017 12:29 PM
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    • ŠKODA RAPID and ŠKODA RAPID SPACEBACK with new exterior design
    • Bi-xenon lights and LED technology available
    • Newly designed interior with modified instrument optics
    • Connectivity - with WLAN hotspot on board ‘always online’ available
    • Efficient and sporty 1.0-TSI engines with three cylinders
    • Premiere at the International Motor Show in Geneva 2017


    ŠKODA is enhancing the elegant and affordable family favourites ŠKODA RAPID and ŠKODA RAPID SPACEBACK with numerous innovations. New lighting systems ensure even greater safety. Passengers are 'always online' thanks to an available WLAN hotspot. The new programme includes two efficient 1.0-TSI engines with three cylinders. The upgraded models will be presented to the public for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show (7 – 19 March, 2017).


    Positioned between the ŠKODA FABIA and ŠKODA OCTAVIA, the ŠKODA RAPID and ŠKODA RAPID SPACEBACK are in the class of compact cars and set the benchmark for space amongst the direct competition. Compact on the outside, they boast a tremendous amount of space on the inside.


    Newly designed front and rear


    The visual enhancement of the ŠKODA RAPID is particularly evident at the front. The modified fog lights shine in the newly designed lower part of the bumper. A narrow chrome strip (standard from SE L up) connects the lights and creates a wider-looking front end. Black-tinted covers on the taillights in the distinctive C-shape (ŠKODA RAPID LED technology as an option) give the rear an even sportier look. The ŠKODA RAPID SPACEBACK SE Sport also features an extended rear window.


    The wheels are available in new designs: COSTA wheel trims for the 15 inch wheels, EVORA (silver) and VIGO (silver / black metallic) for the 16 inch alloys, TRIUS (silver), and TORINO (black polished, for the Monte Carlo edition) 17 inch alloy wheels.


    New intelligent lights


    The main headlights
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    by Published on 24-02-2017 12:24 PM
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    Cut from the same cloth as the Coupé and Sportback, the new Audi A5 Cabriolet will usher in spring in a completely new form


    • Open for order now, with first deliveries starting in late April
    • SE, Sport and S line specification
    • Petrol engine line-up comprises 190PS 2.0 TFSI manual and S tronic, 252PS 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic and flagship 354PS S5 V6 TFSI quattro
    • 190PS 2.0 TDI S tronic with front-wheel drive or quattro all-wheel drive and 218PS quattro S tronic also available
    • 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds and 155mph top speed for S5 Cabriolet
    • Fully automatic acoustic hood opens and closes in 15 seconds, at up to 31mph
    • Standard specification includes heated front seats, Audi smartphone interface, pre-sense city, seatbelt microphones and the Audi parking system plus
    • Matrix LED lights, Audi Virtual Cockpit, MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch, Bang & Olufsen sound system, head-up display and Audi Phone Box optionally available
    • Assistance systems range from adaptive cruise control with stop&go, predictive efficiency assistant, collision avoidance assistant, active lane assist and turn assist


    As a symbolic reminder that spring is just around the corner Audi is reintroducing an open-air option to its comprehensively reworked A5 range this week. Bearing all the new, state-of-the-art design, engineering and technology hallmarks already associated with the elegant A5 Coupé and versatile Sportback, the all-new A5 Cabriolet has just become available to order priced from Ł35,235 OTR, meaning that there should be plenty of wind-in-hair opportunities remaining in 2017 for the first customers taking delivery in April. At the same time, the S5 Cabriolet also joins the range with a new 3.0 V6 TFSI producing 354PS and 500Nm of torque from
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    by Published on 24-02-2017 12:19 PM
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    • New fastback model positioned above the Passat sets the pace in the premium mid-size class
    • Headlights and radiator grille merge to create completely new front end


    Volkswagen is enhancing its model line-up with an avant-garde gran turismo: the new Arteon. The fastback model, positioned above the Passat, will be presented to the public for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show (9 to 19 March).


    Combining avant-garde design with a high level of versatility was the key objective for designers and developers of the Arteon. This resulted in an interior architecture which is exceptionally spacious – with ample head and leg room at all seats – which is extraordinary for this body form. Key design elements of the charismatic Arteon include its completely new front end, in which the LED headlights and daytime running lights merge with the chrome-plated crossbars of the radiator grille and the bonnet. The car’s striking shoulder section is another defining feature of its design.


    Other equipment features making their debut in the Arteon include the latest generation of driver assistance systems. Among them, features that are typically reserved for luxury automobiles. This unique combination makes the Arteon one of the most attractive products in its segment.


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    Arteon: this vehicle is not on sale yet. It does not have type approval yet and is therefore not subject to Directive 1999/94/EC.
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    by Published on 11-02-2017 06:28 PM
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    Even more powerful and well connected five-door RS regains its place in the range alongside the recently launched RS 3 Saloon


    • 400 PS five-cylinder engine delivers a concentrated dose of driving pleasure
    • Wider track and pronounced sills are hallmarks of the RS design
    • World premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show
    • UK ordering possible from the summer, first deliveries later in 2017


    The RS 3 Sportback - the original entry point to Audi RS ownership - has taken a back seat recently to allow the new RS 3 Saloon its share of the limelight, but at next month’s Geneva Motor Show the muscle-bound five-door will make its comeback emboldened by the latest 400PS five-cylinder TFSI engine and a raft of design and connectivity upgrades. Following its world public debut in Switzerland on Tuesday March 7 the Audi compact segment spearhead will become available to order in the UK in the summer and will touch down here towards the end of the year.


    “The Audi RS 3 Sportback offers our customers an attractive introduction to the RS world,” said Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH. “Since 2011 the sporty compact model has proved itself extremely successful on the market. And with the new five-cylinder engine, the Audi RS 3 Sportback is at the head of its class and continuing that strong track record.”


    From 0 to 62mph in 4.1 seconds


    Behind the impressive performance of the Audi RS 3 Sportback is the world’s most powerful production five-cylinder engine – the 2.5 TFSI. It delivers 400PS – 33PS more than its predecessor – and is 26 kilograms (57.3 lb) lighter thanks to its aluminium crankcase, among other features. Its maximum torque of 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft) is available
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    by Published on 11-02-2017 06:23 PM
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    • New design: bonnet, radiator grille, bumpers and fog lights
    • Optional cornering function for fog lights
    • Modified instrument cluster design, new multifunction leather steering wheel
    • Additional ‘Simply Clever’ features such as an umbrella under the passenger seat
    • Two three-cylinder petrol engines with 60 PS and 75 PS
    • Premiere at Geneva International Motor Show

    From spring 2017, the ŠKODA CITIGO is being presented with comprehensive upgrades to the exterior design and some revisions in the interior. Bonnet, radiator grille, bumpers and fog lights with optional cornering function come in a new design. Specially designed 15-inch alloy wheels complete the new look. ŠKODA’s city car impresses with its generous amount of space, excellent layout, high level of safety, great handling, efficient drivetrain variants and numerous ‘Simply Clever’ features. Value for money – typical of the brand – rounds off the city runabout’s offering. The ŠKODA CITIGO will celebrate its premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show (7-19 March 2017).

    With the revisions, the ŠKODA CITIGO has grown by 34 mm to a length of 3,597 mm. The width of the five-door version remains at 1,645 mm and the height at 1,478 mm. Thanks to its generous 2,420-mm wheelbase, ŠKODA engineers were able to create an interior which also offers sufficient space for the rear passengers. The ŠKODA CITIGO proves: even a city car can have a spacious interior. The 251 litre boot capacity, which increases to 951 litres when the rear seats are folded down, ranks amongst the best competitor values.


    The ŠKODA CITIGO is the perfect vehicle for urban mobility: compact yet spacious, economical and nimble at the same time, attractive, safe and equipped with many practical
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    by Published on 03-02-2017 06:42 PM
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    • Updated Golf is available to order from UK Retailers
    • Prices average Ł650 less than corresponding outgoing model
    • Debut of new engines, new technologies and new features


    The updated Volkswagen Golf opens for order in the UK from tomorrow (2 February) with the option of all-new engines, more technology, improved connectivity and revised styling for an average of Ł650 less (RRP OTR) than the outgoing car.


    Retaining the former starting price of just Ł17,625 (RRP OTR) for the entry-level updated Golf S 1.0 TSI 85 PS three-door1 the new Golf is driving even more value, style and desirability into what is aptly named by many the ‘Golf class’.


    Emerging from Volkswagen factories around the globe at an average pace of one every 40 seconds for the last 43 years, the brand’s family favourite arrives in UK showrooms towards the end of March but order books are already opening for the eagerly awaited updated version of the most popular European car to date.


    With global sales now well in excess of 33 million since its launch more than four decades ago (1974), more than two million of which are to UK buyers, the updated version of the seventh generation Golf is once again redefining its market segment by bringing ‘big car’ technology to the compact family car class.


    Democratising quality and value is a longstanding Volkswagen tenet and it is enthusiastically employed in the updated Golf. Now standard across the range are LED rear lights, for instance, while the majority of models across the Golf hatchback and Estate line-up are also now offered with a new generation of larger and more sophisticated touchscreen infotainment systems.
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    by Published on 03-02-2017 06:36 PM
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    • A major step forward in the company’s portfolio renewal
    • More compact outside and much more room inside
    • Features the latest connectivity, comfort and safety technology
    • The fifth generation of the Ibiza debuts with the latest innovative MQB A0 Platform


    The New SEAT Ibiza is already here loaded with the latest technology features, outstanding dynamics, and an impressive improvement in interior space and comfort. The Spanish brand’s most important model has all-new styling while preserving the same youthful, functional, sporty and comfortable spirit as always. And it does so with a fresh design that reflects the latest SEAT distinctive character by continuing with the brand’s DNA but with an edgier, sportier design, featuring more sculpted, accentuated, exciting and streamlined surfaces. The fifth generation of the SEAT Ibiza will make its public debut at the next Geneva Auto Show and go on sale in June 2017.

    The new SEAT Ibiza, then, is a completely new model that was created with very ambitious goals in mind: To go a major step ahead in safety, design, performance and comfort. This huge advance in quality was achieved thanks to the new MQB A0 modular platform. The new SEAT Ibiza is the Volkswagen Group first model to use this platform, highlighting SEAT’s importance within the Group and offering countless advantages.

    Launched in 1984 for the first time, the Ibiza has become an icon of SEAT. This car has been around the longest in the history of the brand and is its top-selling model, with over 5.4 million units sold. The Ibiza is one of the three pillars of the company, together with the Leon and Ateca, on which SEAT relies to continue building the success of the company in the future.

    More compact, roomier, more efficient


    The new SEAT Ibiza has impressively increased its interior
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    by Published on 03-02-2017 06:30 PM
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    • Power output of new 2.0 TSI turbocharged petrol engine increases to 245 PS
    • Top speed of 155 mph and acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 6.6 seconds
    • The VAQ limited-slip differential provides the ultimate driving experience
    • With 7-speed DSG transmission for the first time
    • Sporty design details with distinct front section
    • Pioneering infotainment and driver assistance systems
    • ŠKODA Connect with mobile online services
    • World premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show

    The most powerful ŠKODA OCTAVIA in the company’s history is on its way. The new ŠKODA OCTAVIA vRS 245 delivers 245 PS – 15 PS more than the previous top-of-the-range vRS variant. The powerful engine and innovative chassis technology including the electronically regulated VAQ limited-slip differential offer the ultimate driving experience. The powerhouse is available as a hatchback or an estate and will be celebrating its world premiere at the 87th International Motor Show in Geneva.

    The compact sports car accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.6 seconds (Estate: 6.7 seconds); its top speed is limited to 155 mph. As is usual for a ŠKODA, the car features a spacious interior and luggage compartment. In addition, the latest driver assistance systems are also available for the ŠKODA OCTAVIA vRS 245. The infotainment system means occupants have the opportunity to be online on the move, thanks to the optional Wi-Fi hotspot and LTE module. Numerous ‘Simply Clever’ features are further testimony to the compact car’s practical talents.


    Gloss-black features and an unmistakeable high-performance sound


    The ŠKODA OCTAVIA vRS 245 features the new face of the brand and has particularly sporty design details. The completely new
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    by Published on 14-01-2017 10:03 AM
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    • An even more streamlined design, new headlights with LED technology
    • Reworked interior, optional colour-controllable LED ambient lighting
    • New infotainment systems in a glass design
    • ŠKODA Connect: mobile online services for improved assistance and infotainment
    • New driver assistance systems for even greater safety and comfort
    • Two TSI engines and three TDI engines ranging from 115 PS to 184 PS
    • All-wheel drive for the top-of-the-range models, optional Dynamic Chassis Control
    • Two vRS models: 2.0 TDI with 184 PS, 2.0 TSI with 230 PS
    • The best rally car within its class: ŠKODA presents the WRC2 World Champion FABIA R5


    An even more striking design, new equipment and state-of-the-art technology for assistance, infotainment and connectivity – the ŠKODA Octavia presents its new face for the first time. The comprehensive upgrade has been applied to the hatchback as well as the Estate.


    It is the heart and soul of ŠKODA, it embodies all of the Czech car manufacturer’s strengths and lays the foundations for its success – the ŠKODA Octavia. This compact car offers interior space that is among the most generous in its segment and brings equipment and technology of a mid-size car into the compact class. Its design is striking, its quality is on the highest level, and above all it represents exceptional value for money.


    The Octavia is ŠKODA’s top seller: since its market launch in 1996, the Czech car manufacturer has produced more than five million ŠKODA Octavias. In 2016, now in its third generation, the large compact car made up more than 40 per cent of ŠKODA’s total sales worldwide with 436,000 vehicles sold. 255,000 cars found buyers in Europe, 4.2 per cent more than in the previous year. In the UK the Octavia enjoyed its best ever year with 23,068 registrations, up 2% on the previous
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    by Published on 14-01-2017 09:55 AM
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    Latest SUV offering an exceptional specification including the new option of air suspension can now be ordered in readiness for deliveries from April


    • All-new version of the best-selling Audi SUV worldwide
    • Increased interior space, headroom and rear kneeroom with class-leading interior acoustics, plus a luggage capacity increase of 10 litres
    • 2.0 TFSI quattro 252PS and 2.0 TDI quattro 190PS available at launch
    • V6 TDI quattro with 286PS will follow at a later date
    • SE, Sport and S line specification
    • Newly developed five-link suspension and optional adaptive air suspension
    • Audi drive select fitted as standard, featuring lift/offroad and allroad modes
    • Quattro with ultra technology fitted as standard to four-cylinder engines
    • Key optional equipment includes Matrix LED lights, MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch, Bang & Olufsen sound system, virtual cockpit, head-up display
    • Assistance systems range from adaptive cruise control with stop&go, predictive efficiency assistant, collision avoidance assistant and turn assist
    • Residual values set the benchmark in the premium mid-size SUV class
    • Pricing starts from Ł37,170 OTR, with first deliveries anticipated in April


    More comfortable, more agile, more efficient, more protective and better connected - the all-new Audi Q5 is about to build on the consistent sales success of its predecessor with an even stronger skill set, firmly securing it once more as a cornerstone of the Q range and a standard bearer for the brand’s uncompromising pursuit of progress.


    Orders can now be placed in the UK ahead of first deliveries during April for Q5 models in either SE, Sport or S line specification, and pricing starts from Ł37,170 OTR for the 2.0 TDI quattro 190PS, rising to Ł41,040 OTR for the 2.0 TFSI quattro S line.


    Standard equipment is now even more comprehensive than before, with features such as the Audi Smartphone Interface, the Audi parking system plus and powered tailgate operation present right from the SE entry point. Other notable
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