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    by Published on 11-01-2019 05:44 PM
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    • Match trim brings extra equipment for £1,100 of added value
    • 230 PS 2.0-litre TSI adds more power to the petrol line-up
    • R-Line Tech receives a full electric tailgate and area view display


    Volkswagen has added a host of equipment upgrades to the Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace, with the introduction of new, generously-equipped Match and R-Line Tech specifications, in addition to a punchy new petrol engine with 230 PS.


    Match trim replaces the already value-focused SE and SE Nav trims, but also brings a rear view camera, park assist, keyless entry and 19” Victoria alloy wheels. This package, when factoring in a small price revision, equates to £1,130 of added value over the previous SE Nav spec, with the same engines and transmissions offered as the outgoing trims.


    The Tiguan Match starts from £26,750 RRP OTR with Volkswagen’s 130 PS 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine, two-wheel drive and a manual gearbox, and the Tiguan Match range is topped by a 190 PS 2.0-litre TDI SCR variant with 4MOTION all-wheel drive and a DSG gearbox, at £34,770 RRP OTR.


    With the total value of these options being £1,330, a small price realignment of £200 over SE Nav examples represents over £1,100 of added value to these new Tiguan models.


    R-Line is also being replaced, by a new R-Line Tech trim. This specification now includes a £1,485 package of options comprising area view, Park Assist, Keyless entry and full electric tailgate operation. The same £200 price revision equates to an extra £1,285 of standard equipment now
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    by Published on 21-12-2018 03:33 PM
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    • New Continental GT receives multiple awards in 2018
    • International judges bestow 19 accolades on new model
    • Pinnacle Grand Tourer Top Gear magazine’s ‘GT of the Year’
    • GQ magazine’s coveted ‘Best Interior’ title for Continental GT
    • German Design Awards double for Crewe-built Grand Tourer


    Bentley has enjoyed a year of international recognition for the new Continental GT – the world’s pinnacle Grand Tourer – picking up an impressive number of accolades.

    Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain, the Continental GT received 19 awards from a wide range of publications in countries including China, Germany, Russia and its home market of the UK.


    Commenting on the year of success, Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and Chief Executive, Bentley Motors, said: “Elegant understatement that forces you to look; engineering excellence you’ll take for granted – the extraordinary breadth of capabilities offered by the new Continental GT is unique and can only be offered by our noble British brand.”


    “The experts around the world have spoken, and they all agree we’ve created the finest Grand Tourer and I’m delighted that the car has received such a high level of recognition.”


    “With the new Continental GT Convertible joining this highly acclaimed range next year, this only adds to the strongest and most technologically advanced portfolio of products the world has ever seen in one luxury brand.”


    New Continental GT – Winning With Judges


    Since its public unveiling just over a year ago, the third generation
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    by Published on 21-12-2018 03:27 PM
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    • Potent Arteon flagship features 4MOTION all-wheel drive
    • 272 PS, 350 Nm fastback can now reach 62 mph in 5.6 seconds
    • Seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox ensures smooth, swift shifts


    Volkswagen’s Arteon five-seat fastback is gaining a new range-topping engine: a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged TSI petrol unit developing 272 PS from 5,100 to 6,500 rpm.

    The Arteon’s newest powertrain delivers 272 PS and 350 Nm of torque, allowing the top-of-the-range 2.0-litre TSI-engined Arteon to accelerate to 62mph in just 5.6 seconds – 0.8 seconds quicker even than a Golf GTI Performance – and on to a top speed, where the law permits, of 155 mph.

    The powertrain is available for both Arteon trim levels – Elegance or R-Line – and is fitted with 4MOTION all-wheel drive and a DSG automatic gearbox as standard. The 272 PS Arteon starts at £39,065 RRP OTR in luxurious Elegance specification and £39,850 RRP OTR in sportier R-Line form.

    Despite the greater power, the 272 PS fastback still offers impressive running costs, emitting 160 g/km CO2 and returning 40.4 mpg on the combined cycle1. Performance is comparable to that of Volkswagen’s other high-performance cars, with the only model to out-accelerate the 272 PS Arteon being the brand’s flagship performance champion: the Golf R.

    Like the Golf R, the 272 PS Arteon benefits from Volkswagen’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive system as standard, to provide reliable traction and optimal directional stability at all times, as well as active safety. The system distributes the engine’s power to all four ...
    by Published on 21-12-2018 03:22 PM
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    • Match replaces SE and SE Nav spec, adds more equipment
    • New wheels, tinted windows, navigation and fog lights included
    • Golf Match edition prices start at £20,545 RRP OTR


    Volkswagen has enhanced the equipment of its perennially-popular Golf, with SE and SE Navigation trim levels now replaced by the new, even more generously-equipped Match specification.

    In addition to the extensive equipment standard on the outgoing SE and SE Navigation models, new Match specification Golfs now receive a new alloy wheel design, front fog lights, Discover Navigation and tinted rear windows as standard.

    The additional equipment, in combination with a small price revision, mean that like-for-like, the Golf Match offers a saving of over £300 compared with the SE Navigation specification. In hatchback form, the Golf Match is priced at £20,510 RRP OTR, equipped with Volkswagen’s efficient 115 PS 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine.

    The Golf Estate Match is priced at £22,385 RRP OTR, and the spacious Golf SV Match at £22,745, meaning savings over similarly-engined models of over £400 for Golf Estate SE, and Golf Estate SE Navigation, and over £300 for Golf SV SE and SE Navigation.

    Marking the car out externally are a set of new ‘Woodstock’ alloy wheels, 16” in diameter and diamond cut. Tinted windows are also included in the Match edition for added style and privacy, while standard-fit fog lights add safety and peace of mind in conditions where visibility is poor.

    The Golf Match is available with a wide array of engine options, including the efficient 1.0-litre TSI 115 PS petrol engine; ...
    by Published on 14-12-2018 05:50 PM
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    The CUPRA brand, born from SEAT’s award-winning motorsport division, is the ultimate expression of uniqueness, sophistication and performance, constructed through passion and designed to captivate car enthusiasts around the world, creating vehicles that aren’t founded in nostalgia but rooted in the present.

    Some of the most experienced and engaged staff within the motorsport division have created a new dimension of the company – an alternative outlet for its competences and capabilities as an organisation.

    CUPRA will create an even livelier range of products focusing on SEAT models. They will leverage the Volkswagen Group’s powerful technological toolkit and access the huge array of possibilities it gives them, but they will also be open to cooperating with people and companies which talk the same language and share the same experiences: merchandising, accessories, events and, of course, motorsport.

    As the brand diversifies its business and develops new models that offer the perfect mix of performance, driveability and usability, CUPRA will leverage the existing infrastructure that SEAT benefits from, with dedicated floor space in 277 specially selected dealerships across Europe.

    CUPRA has also re-entered the world of touring cars, competing in the TCR series in 2018 and working towards the first season of eTCR in 2020 with its eRacer concept.

    CUPRA was launched as a standalone brand last February with the preview of its first model, a high-performance SUV that marks the beginning of a new era.

    CUPRA Ateca: at a glance


    • CUPRA Ateca is the first model to be launched under the new CUPRA brand
    • Combines sportiness and practicality in a sophisticated design with the highest performance of any SUV outside of premium manufacturers
    • 300PS and 400Nm of torque available from its 0-litre TSI petrol engine
    • Seven-speed DSG transmission linked to a 4Drive all-wheel-drive system
    • Top speed of 153mph; 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds
    • NEDC equivalent CO2 emissions of 168g/km, with efficiency figures of 2mpg on the WLTP cycle
    • Features CUPRA body styling, exclusive diamond cut alloy wheels, glossy black
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    by Published on 14-12-2018 05:42 PM
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    Overview: The ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS – a performance SUV with vRS genes


    • The first SUV in the long history of ŠKODA’s Rally Sport family
    • The KODIAQ vRS is the new spearhead of the Czech car manufacturer’s SUV campaign
    • The 176 kW (240-PS) diesel engine combines top performance, lifestyle and sustainability
    • Dynamic Sound Boost reiterates the emotiveness of the most powerful KODIAQ variant
    • With a record lap time of 9 minutes 29.84 seconds on the Nürburgring’s legendary Nordschleife, the KODIAQ is the fastest seven-seater SUV


    The ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS is the first SUV in ŠKODA’s sporty vRS family and also the new spearhead of the Czech car manufacturer’s SUV campaign. The performance model is powered by the most powerful production diesel engine in ŠKODA history with a power output of 176 kW (240 PS). It demonstrated its capabilities with a record lap time of 9 minutes 29.84 seconds on the toughest race track in the world – the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife. The performance SUV is the first ŠKODA to also feature Dynamic Sound Boost for a particularly emotive engine note.


    The ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS comes with all-wheel drive as standard. It provides everything the ever-growing target group for powerful SUVs could wish for thanks to its exceptional dynamics both on and off the road as well as its particularly bold appearance. It uniquely combines a modern lifestyle with sportiness; the efficient and powerful diesel engine impresses with its sustainability. With the perfect mix of a dynamic driving experience and excellent suitability for daily use, the KODIAQ vRS is the first SUV to combine the distinguishing ...
    by Published on 09-12-2018 04:49 PM
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    • Third generation model represents all Bentley knows about creating the world’s definitive Grand Tourers
    • Beautiful, roof up or down, GT Convertible’s flowing, elegant exterior styling is accented with muscular, sculptural lines
    • Finest handcrafted materials and in-car technologies harmonise to create a connected, personalised cabin
    • Bentley Rotating Display offers customers option of a digital detox
    • Elegantly tailored convertible roof sweeps open in 19 seconds to reveal exquisite, luxurious handcrafted interior
    • Contemporary tweed Convertible roof available for the first time
    • Serenity and style: unique Z-fold roof offers sportier appearance and three-decibel noise reduction
    • New Convertible GT cabin as quiet as previous generation Coupe model
    • All-season open-top Grand Touring enabled thanks to sophisticated luxury features
    • Powerful and responsive driving experience from 635 PS W12 engine, eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and latest chassis technologies
    • Convertible body-in-white now 20 per cent lighter, five per cent stiffer
    • 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds (0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds); top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph)


    Bentley is introducing the all-new Continental GT Convertible. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain – and representing all Bentley knows about creating the world’s most stylish and elegant Grand Tourers – the GT Convertible is the very essence of the luxury brand.

    Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and Chief Executive, Bentley Motors, said: “Elegant understatement that forces you to look; engineering excellence you’ll take for granted – the extraordinary breadth of capabilities offered by the new Continental GT Convertible is unique and can only be offered by our noble British brand.

    We have been building luxury Grand Tourers since the company was founded in 1919 and, as we approach our centenary year, the Continental GT Convertible joins a highly acclaimed range – arguably the strongest and most technologically advanced portfolio of products the world has ever seen in one luxury brand.”

    Elegant and sculptural exterior styling harmonises perfectly with an exquisite handcrafted cabin, featuring the highest quality leathers and sustainably sourced veneers. ...
    by Published on 09-12-2018 04:21 PM
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    SEAT’s first large SUV is now on sale


    • Pricing and specification has been revealed for the all-new Tarraco
    • Seven-seater priced at just £28,320 with metallic paint, 17” Alloys and Full Link
    • easymove line-up makes buying simple, with four generous trim levels
    • Tarraco sits above Ateca and Arona to complete brand’s impressive SUV line-up
    • New-look front end hints at future direction from SEAT’s Barcelona-based design team

    SEAT has now opened for ordering on its first large SUV and new flagship model, Tarraco. The seven-seater, which sits above Arona and Ateca to complete the Spanish brand’s SUV line-up, is attracting attention with its high level of standard spec: metallic paint, 17” Alloys, DAB, alarm and Full Link for just £28,320 OTR.
    Tarraco mixes state-of-the-art technology with dynamic and agile handling and is produced in Wolfsburg on the MQB-A LWB architecture. Combining practicality and functionality with an elegant and progressive design, it is the first model to show the new direction being pursued by the Martorell-based team led by Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos.

    Richard Harrison, Managing Director of SEAT UK, said: “We are thrilled to close what has been a fantastic year for SEAT UK by opening for orders on our new flagship model, Tarraco. Our first-ever large SUV is a cracker, and the perfect way to complete our full range of SUVs, joining the multi-award winning Ateca and Arona. Tarraco is already turning heads with its eye-catching combination of fresh design language, state-of-the-art technology and an enjoyably dynamic drive. Add to that our innovative easymove range ...
    by Published on 07-12-2018 02:36 PM
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    Striking show car gives foretaste of third all-electric Audi production car


    • Debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018
    • Four-door Gran Turismo with electric drive
    • Series production starts in late 2020


    Audi is presenting one of the stars of the 2018 Auto Show in the movie capital Los Angeles. With the electric powered Audi e-tron GT concept, a four-door coupé is making its debut as a show car. The series-production counterpart is set to follow in around two years.

    The next electric Audi is being launched, following in the footsteps of the Audi e-tron SUV and the Audi e‑tron Sportback slated for 2019. This time with a flat-floor architecture that provides for exciting proportions and a low centre of gravity. 434 kW (590PS) ensure performance fit for a sports car. The torque is transferred to the wheels via the quattro permanent all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, as you would expect for such a dynamic Audi. The performance subsidiary Audi Sport GmbH is responsible for subsequently transforming the car into a series-production model.

    Inspiration drawn from the wind tunnel: design and body


    Flat, wide and with a long wheelbase – those are the proportions of a classic Gran Turismo. And the Audi e‑tron GT concept reflects these with its 4.96-metre (16.3 ft) length, 1.96-metre(6.4 ft) width and 1.38‑metre (4.5 ft) height. The lightweight body of the four-door coupé is manufactured using a multi-material construction. Here you have a roof section made from carbon along with numerous aluminium components and supporting elements made from high-strength steel.

    The technology for this automobile was developed in close collaboration with Porsche. Design and character are packed full of unmistakable Audi DNA. The gently sloping roofline of the e-tron GT concept that extends well into the rear echoes the Sportback layout that is the hallmark ...
    by Published on 07-12-2018 02:30 PM
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    Launch Edition packed with high-tech features including virtual door mirrors and Matrix LED lighting marks UK debut of first fully electric Audi


    • e-tron Launch Edition to slot into range above lead-in model at £82,240 OTR – ordering possible from early 2019
    • Comprehensive specification including virtual door mirrors, Matrix LED lighting, Valcona leather and 21-inch alloy wheels
    • Edition 1 version limited to 30 UK examples and initially offered exclusively to depositors expands on the equipment list even further
    • Sub-six-second 0-62mph acceleration, driving range of at least 248 miles*
    • Fast charging (at 150kW points) to 80% capacity in around 30 mins


    The camera never lies, which is just as well because in the Audi e-tron Launch Edition two high definition cameras replace the door mirrors, bringing advantages in all-weather visibility, safety and aerodynamics. The ‘virtual door mirrors’ are among the most prominent indicators of the technological ingenuity behind every facet of the first ever fully electric Audi model, which is set to become available in the UK in early 2019 with OTR prices starting from £71,490.

    Taking the already comprehensively equipped lead-in e-tron model as its basis, the Launch Edition slots in above it at £82,240 OTR. It offers an exceptional specification that not only raises the profile of the five-seat SUV technologically but also visually. Platinum-look 21-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels provide even more impact than the already striking 20-inch examples fitted to the e-tron, the headlamp units take a step up from LED to even more intelligent Matrix LED technology enabling diversion of the light ...

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