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    by Published on 26-09-2020 05:57 PM
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    Automobili Lamborghini presents the Urus Graphite Capsule, creating distinctive new opportunities for expression in color and trim on the Lamborghini Super SUV.

    The four new exterior matt colors are on trend yet subtle, in white Bianco Monocerus, black Nero Noctis, and grey Grigio Nimbus and Grigio Keres. The lower parts of the car around the front, rear and side sills are all finished in the matt body color. Four shiny accent colors are offered, orange Arancio Leonis and Arancio Dryope, yellow Giallo Taurus and green Verde Scandal, picking out the distinctive lines of the Urus on the front splitter, door inserts and rear spoiler and making a bold statement. The 23” Taigete rims, dedicated to the Graphite
    Capsule, also sport the accent color while on the rear, the exhaust features a new, dedicated black chrome finish. The Urus Graphite Capsule elevates the potential for customization to a higher level with more than 16 different color combinations to delight even the most demanding customers.

    The interior highlights the elegant and stylish persona of the Urus Graphite Capsule, introducing dark, anodized aluminium trim on the dashboard and door panels, with new matt-finish carbon fiber inserts. The exterior accent colors are carried over into the Graphite Capsule Urus’ interior, enriching the upholstery with the contrast color featuring in the central tunnel leather trim, seat bolster inserts, Q-citura stitching and the embroidered Lamborghini logo on the headrests.

    The ventilated Alcantara seats are an exclusive option only available on the Urus Graphite Capsule and the recently launched ...
    by Published on 24-09-2020 10:17 AM
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    • The services of world’s leading parking service provider integrated into ŠKODA Connect
    • Real-time information on available parking spaces provided via navigation system or ŠKODA Connect App

    ŠKODA drivers now receive enhanced support in their search for vacant parking spaces. To achieve this, the Czech car manufacturer has concluded a cooperation agreement with Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking service provider. As a result, ŠKODA drivers have access to real-time information on millions of parking spaces throughout Europe, which is displayed via the vehicle’s navigation system or the ŠKODA Connect App. The parking space locator is one of many features of the mobile online services included in ŠKODA Connect.

    Finding a vacant parking space or the nearest multi-storey car park in a strange town can be a nerve-racking experience. ŠKODA drivers are already supported in their search for a parking space through the mobile online services of ŠKODA Connect. Thanks to a new partnership, the scope of the service has been comprehensively expanded. ŠKODA drivers have access to information on millions of parking spaces throughout Europe as a result of the collaboration with Parkopedia, the world’s leading parking service provider. Using the vehicle’s navigation system or the ŠKODA Connect App, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, the cheapest and closest parking options are displayed at the respective location or a selected address. In addition to the fees, it also shows whether ...
    by Published on 24-09-2020 10:13 AM
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    • ID.4 launches into the world’s largest market segment, the compact SUV class
    • Electric motor with 150 kW (204 PS), achieving a range of up to 520 km
    • Powerful design, large vehicle interior, pioneering operating concept
    • View the video clip of the ID.4’s world premiere here


    Presenting the ID.41, which is celebrating its digital world premiere. This is Volkswagen’s first fully electrically driven SUV generating zero local emissions and is produced with a carbon-neutral balance. It will be launching into the world’s largest market segment, the compact SUV class.


    “The ID.4 is an emotional all-rounder which will impress many customers with its efficient electric drive, generous amount of space, modern assist systems and powerful design,” says Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen brand. “As the first global electric car, this model will roll out our modular electric drive matrix platform that has been developed specifically for electric mobility the world over. Volkswagen is thus once again demonstrating its leading role in innovation, technology and quality on the high-volume market.”

    SUVs are very popular with an increasing number of customers. They are the most popular vehicle segment in the USA and China as they offer good levels of visibility, safety and comfort. In Europe and Germany market shares are also continuously on the up and especially compact models are booming. With the ID.4, Volkswagen is offering a fully electrically driven SUV for the very first time. It offers the space, flexibility and all benefits customers appreciate about SUVs.

    The ID.4 is an all-round talent ...
    by Published on 24-09-2020 10:08 AM
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    • The sporty character and extreme DNA of the Streetfighter V4 are enhanced by the Ducati Performance equipment
    • All accessories are available and can be purchased on the Ducati.com website and in all Ducati network dealers

    With its 178 kg weight, Desmosedici Stradale 1,103 cc engine producing 208 hp, biplane wings and a latest generation electronic package, the Streetfighter V4 is the absolute expression of Ducati sportiness and of the continuous research that the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer carries out every day towards achieving performance at the top of the segment.

    The Ducati Performance catalogue contains numerous accessories, designed and manufactured in collaboration with the best companies in the sector, capable of further enhancing the sporting character and racing soul of the Streetfighter V4, especially in terms of performance when used on the track.

    The complete titanium exhaust group, the carbon wing set and the magnesium rims are just some of the elements derived from the racing world with which it is possible to equip this extreme naked and make it an even more unique bike.

    All accessories are available and can be purchased on the Ducati website in the dedicated section and in all Ducati dealers.

    Complete titanium exhaust system
    Designed and developed for the racing world, each part of this system is made from a special titanium alloy ensuring not only considerably lower weight (5.5 kg), but also great resistance to the high temperatures that can be reached. The exhaust system significantly improves the already high weight/power ratio. The map supplied makes it possible to adapt all the parameters of DTC - DWC - DPL and ...
    by Published on 24-09-2020 10:04 AM
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    • GTI returns in manual and DSG versions, priced from Ł33,460 OTR
    • Plug-in GTE achieves a WLTP-certified 176 mpg and 36 g/km CO2
    • 1.0-litre mild hybrid brings further electrification to Golf range


    The new Volkswagen Golf GTI is now open for order in the UK, in both manual and DSG formats, from Ł33,4601. Alongside the eighth generation of the iconic GTI hot hatchback, the Golf’s potent and ultra-low emission GTE variant can now be configured too. In this latest wave of new Golf variants now available to order, a frugal, 1.0-litre eTSI mild hybrid drivetrain is also introduced to the line-up.


    The new Golf GTI


    The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI starts at Ł33,4601 for the 6-speed manual-equipped variant, and Ł34,9601 with a quick-shifting 7-speed DSG. The model reaches 62 mph from a standstill in 6.2 seconds in its quickest, DSG-equipped form, with 245 PS and 370 Nm on tap from its 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. The model will continue on to a 155 mph top speed regardless of transmission.

    The eighth-generation Golf GTI brings with it a comprehensive standard equipment package, including styling upgrades, new convenience features and the latest driver assistance systems. At the front, the Golf GTI gets an illuminated grille strip, as well as LED fog lights in the GTI’s distinctive honeycomb design, with IQ.Light LED matrix headlights completing the light signature. A set of 18-inch ‘Richmond’ alloy wheels gives the GTI a purposeful look from the side.

    At the rear, a pair of chrome plated tailpipes sits beneath a uniquely styled GTI bumper – the GTI receives bespoke front and rear bumpers as part of its assertive, sporty look. A roof spoiler also marks out the back, as well as smoked ...
    by Published on 22-09-2020 06:49 PM
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    • Four years after I.D. concept, ID.3 arrives with UK customers
    • Hotly anticipated, limited-run ID.3 1ST Editions are now with owners
    • ID.3 is delivered completely carbon neutral, as certified by TÜV Nord


    Volkswagen has celebrated a significant milestone, as handovers of the ID.3 1ST Edition have commenced. The first limited-edition cars were handed over to British customers on Friday evening. The ID.3 introduces the brand’s third era, and democratises electric mobility after the original Beetle – the People’s Car, which took mobility to the masses – and the Golf, which brought innovation and luxury to the motoring public.


    At Volkswagen retailers up and down the country, deliveries of the revolutionary ID.3 1ST Edition commenced on Friday evening, with the first customers collecting their cars. The Grand Handover event saw these initial cars handed over to early adopters of the ID.3, who had been on the waiting list to receive a 1ST Edition car.

    The model was previewed in 2016 as a visionary electric concept intended to go sale this year. The production car stays true to the roots of the concept, delivering the promises of long ranges, technological innovations, intelligent connectivity and an engaging drive.

    The ID.3 is produced in Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant in the east of Germany. The Zwickau factory is entirely powered by renewable energy, with many third-parties in the supply chain also using green energy. Where carbon emissions are unavoidable, for example during shipping, CO2 emissions are compensated by supporting internationally ...
    by Published on 22-09-2020 06:43 PM
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    • Ducati launches MyDucati App, the mobile app to keep up to date with all the news from Ducati and access special content and exclusive previews
    • Thanks to the new app, Ducatisti always have the data of their motorcycles with them and can locate the nearest dealer to contact them quickly
    • In the digital garage fans can configure their dream bike to share with the community, friends and dealers

    Ducati launches MyDucati App, the mobile app that allows all fans to stay connected with the Ducati world at all times, finding everything in one place.

    Thanks to the MyDucati App, the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer further strengthens the relationship with its community, offering Ducatisti a tailor-made experience and privileged access to the Ducati universe. In fact, there is a lot of unique content for members, such as access to reserved events and exclusive previews of the new range.

    The app offers numerous features to get the most out of MyDucati. In the Garage section customers can consult the documentation of their motorcycles at any time and always have their Ducati Card – the official Ducatista document – with them. Here enthusiasts can configure the Ducati of their dreams, save it and share it with friends and dealers. In addition, fans can also customize the section with a picture of their own Ducati.

    In the space dedicated to Ducati Dealers customers can locate the closest dealer based on geo-localization, consult the services available and save it as a favourite to contact it or make an appointment ...
    by Published on 22-09-2020 06:40 PM
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    • New light solutions for the first electrically driven SUV
    • Light: LED matrix headlights with daytime headlights and headlights that greet before the drive starts
    • 3D LED tail light clusters: new technology for extremely homogeneous light


    The ID.4 boasts a powerful and sporty, but simultaneously also likeable character. The exterior lighting plays a major part in this: it forms an integral part of the electric SUV’s design concept and stages the vehicle in a new way.


    Until now, whenever automotive designers wanted to draw attention to highlights, they often used chrome details and strips – on the inside and outside. For a few years now, the trend has additionally been moving towards new light elements in the vehicle interior, but most of all on the outside of the vehicle. “Light is the new chrome,” Klaus Zyciora explains as the Volkswagen Group Head of Design and former Head of Volkswagen Brand Design. “Light plays a major role, especially for an electric vehicle. It represents energy and electricity, but also warmth and safety. Light is a perfect symbol for the mobility of the future.”

    Zyciora and his team applied this philosophy to the ID.4, creating a new, unmistakeable light design. Large headlights dominate the front end of the electric SUV to lend it a friendly look. They already largely feature LED technology as standard. The tail light clusters have been fully equipped with light-emitting diodes and a red light strip connects them to each other. The exterior mirror housings feature an additional light element: they conceal logo projectors which project a diamond-shaped pattern, ID. models’ typical ...
    by Published on 22-09-2020 06:34 PM
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    • Bentley returns to Salon Privé with Mulliner showcase
    • Bentley Mulliner Bacalar makes public debut
    • Bentley Mulliner Collections debuts new Continental GT Mulliner coupe
    • Part-restored 4˝-Litre Supercharged Team Blower on display
    • First time cars from all three Mulliner portfolios shown together
    • Bentley resumes live events with comprehensive suite of health and safety measures to protect staff and guests

    Bentley Mulliner is showcasing its new three-portfolio offering at this year’s Salon Privé, with global debuts of the new coachbuilt Bacalar and the new Continental GT Mulliner coupe, alongside a sneak preview of the partly restored 1929 4˝-Litre supercharged ‘Blower’ Team Car.

    As Bentley’s in-house bespoke and personal commissioning division, Bentley Mulliner now operates a trio of portfolios to deliver exceptional craftsmanship across the Bentley model range and beyond.

    Speaking at Salon Privé Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Adrian Hallmark, comments:

    “Mulliner has a rich history and expertise spanning centuries of coachbuilding. These qualities of fine craftsmanship and visionary design are still evident in Mulliner’s latest products. Mulliner’s mission is to respond to the requirements of the most discerning Bentley customers, providing iconic and unforgettable bespoke Bentleys.

    The three examples at Salon Privé demonstrate how traditional coachbuilding can be reflected through contemporary techniques, sustainable materials and shows Bentley's design capabilities like no other luxury car manufacturer today.”

    Restoration of an Icon


    For many enthusiasts, the imposing ‘Blower’ Bentley is the iconic racing Bentley of the pre-war years, forever linked with the image of its driver, the dashing Bentley Boy, Sir Henry (Tim) Birkin. ...
    by Published on 17-09-2020 02:46 PM
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    • Two alternative powertrains available for the bestseller in the ŠKODA model range: plug‑in hybrid and mild hybrid
    • Fourth-generation Octavia boasts innovative assistance systems and supreme active and passive safety
    • Progressive infotainment, built-in eSIM and comprehensive connectivity backed by online data


    The launch of the fourth-generation Octavia sees ŠKODA reach new heights yet again: The brand’s bestseller is even more emotive and offers an even greater level of active and passive safety. Furthermore, it comes with plenty of new assistance systems and advanced infotainment. Available with an efficient petrol or diesel engine, or one of two alternative powertrains in the UK, the new-generation OCTAVIA is also significantly more sustainable. The Octavia e-TEC is the first ever ŠKODA to feature mild hybrid technology. The Octavia iV and the sporty Octavia vRS iV are modern plug-in hybrids. Thanks to the two sustainable powertrain variants, the new Octavia’s CO2 emissions have been considerably reduced.

    In its fourth generation, the ŠKODA Octavia is once again available as a hatch and estate; three sporty vRS versions have also been added to the line-up. Fitted with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive and manual or automatic DSG transmissions - there is an Octavia to suit every ŠKODA customer.

    The fourth generation since the modern-day Octavia’s launch in 1996 will further cement the model line as the brand’s heart and engine as well as its top volume model. With more than seven million produced, the Octavia is the bestselling ŠKODA ever and a real icon in numerous international markets.

    ŠKODA manufactures up to 400,000 units of its bestseller each year. The Octavia is the brand’s only model to be made in four different countries: it rolls off production lines in the Czech Republic, China, Russia and India.

    The reasons for the Octavia’s success story are obvious: ...

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