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    by Published on 03-07-2020 08:48 AM
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    • New Tiguan now also available with plug-in hybrid: Tiguan eHybrid1 can reach speeds of up to 130 km/h fully electrically and thus generates zero local emissions
    • New R model: Volkswagen R has developed the most dynamic Tiguan since the debut of the product line – the Tiguan R1
    • New all-wheel drive: 4MOTION system with selective wheel torque control lends the Tiguan R a new level of SUV driving dynamics
    • New infotainment systems: third-generation modular infotainment matrix2 (MIB3) offers the best possible online connectivity for the Tiguan


    The Volkswagen Tiguan is Europe’s most successful Sports Utility Vehicle and one of the top-selling SUVs in the world. More than six million units have been produced to date. In 2019, the Tiguan was again the most popular model of the brand and entire Volkswagen Group, with around 911,000 units produced. Volkswagen is now showcasing a comprehensive update of the best-selling vehicle as part of its world premiere. Ralf Brandstätter who has today been appointed the new CEO of the Volkswagen brand: “We launched our global SUV strategy with the second-generation Tiguan in 2016. It served as the basis for many successful models worldwide. Volkswagen is now taking the next step by electrifying, digitalising and networking the new Tiguan. This will equip the compact SUV to handle the challenges of the modern era.”


    All key technology on board the best-seller is set to take a significant step forward. Volkswagen is electrifying the Tiguan with a new, state-of-the-art plug-in hybrid drive. The SUV will now also be available as a separate Tiguan R model ...
    by Published on 03-07-2020 08:43 AM
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    Performance that justifies the hallowed ‘S’ badge is no problem for new Audi electric SUVs that are the first volume production cars to use three electric motors


    • e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback available for UK order from summer 2020 priced from £87,000 OTR and £88,700 OTR
    • A world first in volume production: three electric motors mobilise up to 370 kW of power and 973 Nm of torque
    • New quattro generation with electric torque vectoring
    • Outstanding aerodynamics thanks to intelligent technology

    The ‘S’ prefix that subtly speaks volumes for devotees of high performance Audi TFSI and TDI models is about to move with the times and become an equally evocative suffix in two new flagship versions of the fully electric e-tron. The new e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback earn the right to bear the badge by being the first volume production BEVs to use the collective might of three electric motors to climb to a towering 973Nm torque peak, and by integrating intelligent drive control that elevates handling security and agility to a new level in the two all-wheel-driven variants.

    “This is a significant milestone in the evolution of e-tron,” comments Director of Audi UK Andrew Doyle. “Audi performance cars have carried the 'S' badge since the 100-based S4 of the early Nineties, but this is the first time it has crossed the divide into our growing family of electrified models. We have started as we mean to go on, because in setting a new precedent in volume production by using three motors to deliver breathtaking performance and ultra-intelligent all-wheel-drive these e-trons underscore the fact that excitement and efficiency certainly won’t have to be mutually exclusive in the new era of electrification.”

    Handling 2.0: the driving experience


    The epic performance of the new Audi e‑tron S and ...
    by Published on 03-07-2020 08:38 AM
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    • The colour range of the Ducati Panigale V2 is extended with the new White Rosso livery, production from July 2020
    • The purity of Star White Silk white combines with the traditional Ducati Red colouring the rims, the front air intakes and the air deflectors of the upper half-fairings
    • Francesco "Pecco" Bagnaia (Pramac Racing Team), riding the Panigale V2, is the protagonist of the photo-video shooting of the new livery at the Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli"

    The colour range of the Panigale V2 is extended with the new White Rosso livery, which goes alongside the monochromatic Ducati Red livery with which the bike was presented last November.

    The new White Rosso livery has Star White Silk as its main colour. The predominance of white enhances the design of the Panigale V2, highlighting the lines and the purity of the geometrical shapes. At the same time the details in Ducati Red emphasize its sporty and powerful character. The Ducati Red colours the rims, the front air intakes and the deflectors of the upper half-fairings. These last two red touches ideally accompany the path of the airflows inside the motorcycle, i.e. those that feed the engine and those that pass through the radiator.

    This new livery is completed with an additional touch of sportiness thanks to the positioning on the lower half-fairings of the large Panigale V2 logo, inspired by the graphics of Ducati Corse motorcycles.

    Testimonial of the Panigale V2 and protagonist of the photo and video shooting of the new livery is the rider of the Pramac Racing Team Francesco "Pecco" Bagnaia. In fact, Pecco was ...
    by Published on 03-07-2020 08:31 AM
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    • Panoramic glass roof available on all Continental GTs
    • Viridian, Patina and Snow Quartz expand exterior paint palette choices to 62 shades
    • New steering wheel as standard across the range

    This summer, customers of the iconic Continental GT coupe and convertible will have a greater choice of exterior paint colours, a new style steering wheel and the ability to specify a panoramic glass roof on the V8-engined GT coupe in addition to the W12.

    From today, Bentley is adding to its full spectrum of exterior paints available on the Continental GT family with the introduction of three new options: Viridian, Patina and Snow Quartz. With the addition of the panoramic glass roof and further paint colours the number of configurations possible continues to grow, nearly surpassing 10 billion variations that a customer can personalise to their requirements.



    Viridian is a modern take on the traditional British Racing Green, and the dark emerald metallic hue is inspired by that used on Bentley’s EXP10 Speed 6 concept car. The deep agate green with light green and blue undertones creates depth and a sporty dimension, and tiny flecks of amber and gold embody a sense of luxury.



    Patina is inspired by the beautiful atmosphere and aura of polished metals with blends of champagne and silk. With an air of luxury and opulence, this mid-tone cream is enriched with the faintest hint of subtle greens.




    Snow Quartz is a modern white three layer pearlescent paint which creates a simple and fresh silhouette. The finely layered ...
    by Published on 30-06-2020 06:23 PM
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    • New SE Technology models available with two engine options and two bodystyles
    • Feature-packed specification includes 10-inch Columbus infotainment and digital Virtual Cockpit
    • Full LED headlights, Wireless SmartLink for Apple CarPlay also fitted as standard
    • SE Technology range will expand with further engines – including plug-in hybrid – later this year
    • P11D starting from £22,410 and BiK from 28%


    ŠKODA is ramping up the value for fleet customers and company car drivers with the launch of all-new Octavia SE Technology models. The brand has developed a significant presence in the fleet sector, largely thanks to its value-packed SE Technology models that have been created specifically to meet the demands of company car drivers.


    The new Octavia SE Technology models are available to order now, and build on the strengths of their predecessors, which were acclaimed across the fleet market for their practicality, high equipment levels and remarkable value for money.

    SE Technology models offer two advanced engine options with power outputs ranging from 115PS to 150PS. The petrol option is a 1.5 TSI 150PS while the diesel offering is a 2.0 TDI unit that develops 115PS. Both drive through a six-speed manual gearbox.

    In terms of standard equipment, Octavia SE Technology models feature 16-inch Twister AERO alloy wheels, LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, two-spoke leather multi-function steering wheel, voice control and front and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist. To provide business drivers with the best possible connectivity on the road, ...
    by Published on 30-06-2020 06:19 PM
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    • Bentley raises the bar again with sector-defining luxury SUV
    • New Bentayga is the ultimate in power, luxury and usability
    • New exterior designs to front and rear adopt latest Bentley design DNA, creating a stance both muscular and elegant
    • Interior features all-new seats and trim, and increased rear legroom
    • Next generation infotainment system with 10.9-inch screen, super high-resolution graphics and dramatically increased connectivity
    • Dark tint diamond brushed aluminium finish trim a first for Bentley
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay now standard, together with Android Auto
    • Expanded suite of My Bentley connected services using embedded SIM
    • 0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine develops 542 bhp (550 PS) and 568 lb.ft. (770 Nm) of torque
    • New Bentayga V8 to be followed by Hybrid and performance-orientated Speed models

    Bentley has today announced details of the new Bentayga – the definitive luxury SUV, and the first car launched under Bentley’s Beyond100 business plan. With more than 20,000 Bentaygas handcrafted since the car’s launch – more than any of its competitors – the new Bentayga is set to build on an incredible success story to date.

    A new exterior design adopts the Bentley design DNA now prevalent across the entire model range, giving Bentley the freshest and most modern product family of any luxury car company. Introducing the very latest onboard technology and an even more cosseting cabin, the new model is significantly revised both inside and out.

    Combining the abilities of a performance grand tourer, a luxury limousine, a spacious family car and an off-roader, the new Bentayga follows its predecessor’s mantle of having the broadest brief of any car on sale today.

    The car that established the luxury SUV sector has been enhanced to create the ultimate in power, luxury and usability. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Crewe, England, the extraordinary new Bentayga builds further on the outstanding success of its predecessor.

    Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, comments:

    “From its moment of launch nearly five years ago, the Bentayga has been the very definition of the luxury SUV. Like the Continental GT, the Bentayga created an entirely new part of the market, and since we set the benchmark many others have joined the sector, but no other car can offer a breadth of ability to rival the Bentayga.

    “With the new Bentayga, we’re repositioning ...
    by Published on 29-06-2020 11:33 AM
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    The Audi Q5 has been one of the bestselling SUVs in the premium mid-size segment on European markets for years. And now, Audi has made it even better and even more attractive. The optimized Q5 combines a sporty character with excellent everyday usability, and comes with a wide array of infotainment and assistance options. The sharpened exterior design of this highly successful model emphasizes the Q identity and boasts a rear light cluster featuring digital OLED technology for the first time worldwide.


    The exterior design: Audi Q design language now even more distinctive


    The strong Q identity characterizes the exterior of the Audi Q5 with its expression of power, robustness and safety. In executing the exterior update, Audi designers further emphasized this look and feel with a series of distinctive details. The octagonal Singleframe is now shallower and appears wider than before. The side air intakes have grown in height and are now structured by trapezoidal insets. The upper section of the LED headlamps features a new signature for the daytime running lights. Viewed from the side, the Q5 now has lighter look with greater ground clearance thanks to the redesigned sill insert. At the rear end is a new trim element between the light clusters and a new diffusor insert with a horizontal fin. As well as the standard trim there are also two optional design lines. The advanced line comes with chromed vertical ribs in the Singleframe, along with under-ride guards beneath the front and rear bumpers in silver instead of black. The S line comprises a sporty honeycomb in the Singleframe and a chrome strip framing the rear diffusor.

    Two of the twelve available paint colors are new – district green and ultra blue. The black trim package is available as an option.


    The interior design: a light touch and first-class quality


    The horizontal emphasis of the interior design conveys a feeling of expanse and lightness. The sculptural, elegant sweep of the trim inlay ...
    by Published on 25-06-2020 02:38 PM
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    • Mulsanne comes to the end of production after more than a decade
    • Unique ‘6.75 Edition’ rounds off the summit of automotive luxury
    • Socially-distanced colleague celebrations around final cars
    • Over 7,300 vehicles handcrafted in Crewe, Cheshire
    • Flying Spur becomes new flagship model

    After more than a decade in production, the final example of the Mulsanne has been completed, signifying the end of an illustrious and extraordinary lifespan. Over 7,300 examples - all handcrafted at Bentley’s home in Crewe, Cheshire - have embodied Bentley’s ability to produce the ultimate luxury sedan.

    With typical end-of-production celebrations curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bentley Colleagues gathered for socially-distanced photographs with the final cars, and marked the departure of Mulsanne by sharing their thoughts of the outgoing Bentley flagship on camera.

    Bentley is today releasing both this Colleague film and a suite of imagery of the penultimate customer car – a Mulsanne Speed ‘6.75 Edition by Mulliner’ finished in Rose Gold over Tungsten, heading to a lucky customer in the USA. One extremely special, final Mulsanne remains behind the penultimate car – however, its future home remains a closely guarded secret.

    Mulsanne’s lineage can be traced back through Bentley’s history, from the original 8 Litre of 1930 - the last car designed and developed by W.O. Bentley himself – as the most luxurious, coach built Bentley of its time.
    Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive, Adrian Hallmark, comments:

    “The Mulsanne is the culmination of all that we at Bentley have learnt during our first 100 years in producing the finest luxury cars in ...
    by Published on 25-06-2020 10:35 AM
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    The fourth stop of the exclusive European Roadshow led the to Düsseldorf.

    With its idyllic Rhine promenade, the Königsallee and the Kulturallee, it creates the art de vivre atmosphere, known from Bugatti’s home land France.

    Thus, the most agile member of the family was perfectly comfortable in the Düsseldorf Showroom.

    Bugatti Düsseldorf presented the new Chiron Pur Sport on 120 m2 of exhibition space.

    Being a Bugatti service partner of excellence the Düsseldorf Showroom takes care of its clients with exclusive services and special know-how.

    "The new Pur Sport not only inspires our team and our customers, but the entire automotive world. We were honored to present this exceptional hyper sports car, ”said Tobias Dorn, General Manager of Bugatti Düsseldorf.

    On its way to the showroom, the Pur Sport passed by scenery, that is also quite unique:

    The Düsseldorf Medienhafen with the iconic Frank Gehry buildings represents one of the city's most famous landmarks.

    After the cancellation of its world premiere in Geneva due to the Covid-19 pandemic, customers can currently admire the Chiron Pur Sport live in some of Europe's most beautiful cities.

    With its optimized aerodynamics, shorter gear ratio and completely new tires, it is the most agile Bugatti ever made.

    It costs 3 million euros net and is limited to 60 units. Production at the company's headquarters in Molsheim, France, will begin in the second half of 2020 ...
    by Published on 25-06-2020 10:23 AM
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    • Exterior design now more purposeful and confident, quad exhausts deliver visceral acoustics
    • The cabin upgrades make it more driver-focussed including new Alcantara Sports seats
    • New 9.2-inch’ infotainment system with capacitive touchscreen enhances connectivity capability
    • Performance and dynamism are delivered by the 300PS petrol engine, 4Drive all-wheel drive technology and Adaptive Chassis Control: 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds
    • Four driver modes enabled from the steering-wheel mounted ‘CUPRA’ button

    The new CUPRA Ateca has been enhanced and upgraded to continue to be the ultimate dynamic performance compact SUV.

    The CUPRA Ateca was the first vehicle to be launched as a standalone CUPRA in 2018, delivering the key principals of design, performance and technology, which has since been joined up by the CUPRA Leon and the cross coupe SUV, CUPRA Formentor, the first CUPRA-only vehicle introduced earlier this year.

    “The CUPRA Ateca marked the brand’s entry into a new segment, becoming a great success along the way, selling over 10,000 units in 2019, and allowing CUPRA to grow its position in the Ateca family – representing 15% of the mix,”
    said CUPRA CEO Wayne Griffiths.

    “The high-performance SUV was the key driver in CUPRA achieving a 72% growth year on year.”


    A range of new additions and improvements have been made to enhance its appeal without compromise. It gives customers the option to get behind the wheel of a vehicle that offers the practicality of an SUV with the driveability and handling of a traditional high-performance car.

    The new CUPRA Ateca comes with a suite of standard equipment including Alcantara Sport Seats, 19’-inch CUPRA alloy wheels, Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) suspension and an enhanced steering system to improve feel.

    The beating heart is a 2.0-litre TSI 300PS petrol engine linked to the quick-shifting seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission which, aided by the four-wheel drive ‘4Drive’ system, propels CUPRA Ateca from standstill to 62mph (100km/h) in 4.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 153mph (247km/h). ...

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