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    by Published on 22-09-2019 06:04 PM
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    • ŠKODA’s new SUV will be priced from Ł17,700 OTR
    • Four trim grades available; S, SE, SE L and Monte Carlo
    • Four engine options; three petrol and one diesel with outputs from 95PS to 150PS
    • High equipment levels across the range
    • LED headlights and touchscreen infotainment systems on all models

    ŠKODA has announced final prices and specifications for the all-new Kamiq – the brand’s latest addition to its award-winning SUV line-up. Packed with advanced technology and delivering a host of ingenious ŠKODA design features, the new Kamiq costs from just Ł17,700 OTR.

    Positioned below the Kodiaq and Karoq in ŠKODA’s three-model SUV line-up, the new Kamiq perfectly combines practicality with agility and brings ŠKODA’s traditional attention to detail and intelligent packaging to a whole new audience.

    The Kamiq is the second all-new ŠKODA to hit retailers in 2019, and like the Scala it follows, it features the latest evolution of the brand’s dynamic design language. The compact SUV features a host of striking styling details such as split LED headlights with daytime running lights and an interior designed around the very latest generation infotainment systems.

    The Kamiq range comprises four trim levels; S, SE, SE L and Monte Carlo - which is set to open for order later in the year - with each grade offering high levels of standard equipment and a broad range of options to allow owners to perfectly tailor the Kamiq to their tastes.
    Despite its entry-level position, the Kamiq S comes complete with 16-inch alloy wheels, ...
    by Published on 13-09-2019 04:54 PM
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    • New top trim level for the latest ŠKODA model references the brand’s rally history
    • Sporty lifestyle version with black MONTE CARLO features and even more comprehensive equipment
    • Presentation in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), market launch in the fourth quarter of 2019

    The ŠKODA tradition of offering a sporty, lifestyle-oriented MONTE CARLO trim level will also be extended to the new KAMIQ city SUV.
    The latest ŠKODA SUV model uses dynamic, black MONTE CARLO features to evoke the brand’s successful rally history and also features an upgraded level of equipment. The ŠKODA KAMIQ is the Czech brand’s second SUV to come in a sporty MONTE CARLO version, the first having been the ŠKODA YETI. The ŠKODA KAMIQ MONTE CARLO will make its debut together with the ŠKODA SCALA MONTE CARLO from 10 to 22 September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new top trim level for the KAMIQ can be combined with all the engines available for the model series. Deliveries will start in the fourth quarter of 2019.

    Oliver Stefani, Head of ŠKODA Design, says: “The new ŠKODA KAMIQ is a typical ŠKODA SUV that develops its own distinctive personality through design elements like the split headlights. The black MONTE CARLO features emphasise this independent character and make it an even more attractive proposition for a younger target group. What you have here is a perfect combination of a sporty design referencing our successful rally vehicles and the everyday usability of a smart city SUV.”

    The new ŠKODA KAMIQ is the second SUV in the brand’s history ...
    by Published on 13-09-2019 04:38 PM
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    • Details of new model year Bentley Continental GT announced
    • Panoramic Glass Roof added to W12 Coupe to give a new perspective to Extraordinary Journeys
    • New V8 sits at the core of the ground-breaking Continental GT line-up
    • Combines immense power with impressive fuel efficiency
    • Customers can explore vast array of options with V8 launched on car configurator - Bentley Car Configurator

    Bentley has announced new model year details for its ground-breaking Continental GT, the GT V8, and the introduction of new features.

    A Panoramic Glass Roof is now available on the Continental GT W12, whilst High Gloss Carbon Fibre technical finish for fascia and doors is now offered on all models.

    Courtesy of its powerful V8 petrol engine, the Continental GT V8 blends a lively and engaging drive with unparalleled levels of luxury and cutting-edge technology.

    The V8 model has recently launched on Bentley’s car configurator, where customers can explore the vast array of options available to build a truly unique car matching perfectly individual tastes, needs and lifestyle. Often regarded as one of the most configurable cars available, the Continental GT has 7 billion different configurations possible alone.

    Giving a new perspective on the occupants’ Extraordinary Journey whilst illuminating the exquisite craftsmanship of the Bentley’s cabin, a Panoramic Glass Roof is now offered as a cost option – starting at Ł3,150 - on the Continental GT Coupe W12.

    The sunroof is equipped with polarised glass that reduces glare allowing the passenger a clearer view of their surroundings, and an interior blind that is electronically operated from the console ...
    by Published on 13-09-2019 04:34 PM
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    • Plug-in hybrid Passat GTE is back with increased electric range
    • New 2.0-litre TDI EVO engine opens for order
    • 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine added to line-up as pricing is confirmed

    Following the announcement last month that the new enhanced Passat is open for order , Volkswagen has now revealed further details of additional engines available. With these additions the Passat range now starts from Ł25,370 RRP OTR for the 1.5 TSI EVO 150 PS saloon in entry-level SE trim. With the same trim and engine, the estate starts from Ł27,185 RRP OTR.

    As production of the new, enhanced Passat ramps up after orders opened last month, more engines – including the popular plug-in hybrid GTE model – are now available to order.

    The updated Passat GTE has an electric-only range of 43 miles NEDC (33 to 361 miles WLTP), an increase over the previous 31 mile (NEDC) range. It will start from Ł36,390 RRP OTR for the saloon and Ł37,920 RRP OTR for the Estate representing a saving of Ł1,635 over the outgoing Passat GTE. The previous car accounted for one in ten Passat sales in the UK but the new improved GTE is expected to become even more popular, accounting for one in four Passat sales.

    GTE standard features include 17-inch ‘Nivelle’ alloy wheels, sports suspension, blue brake calipers, distinctive signature ‘C’ shape front LED running lights, Discover Navigation system with 8.0” colour screen and a charging point in the radiator grille. If customers opt for the GTE Advance model, they will benefit from 18-inch ‘Monterrey’ alloy wheels, IQ.Light LED matrix headlights, ...
    by Published on 13-09-2019 04:29 PM
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    Styling enhancements and upgraded infotainment and efficiency technologies benefit A5 Sportback, Coupé and Cabriolet models

    • New look A5 range available to order in the UK in late 2019 – first deliveries in spring 2020
    • Design revisions, upgraded engines with MHEV drive and new MMI touch operating concept among the highlights
    • Sportback and Coupé available as S TDI models with 700 Nm of torque – optimal response and efficiency thanks to 48 volt electrical system and EPC

    Redrawn lines, renewed technology and a revised engine line-up underpinned by the latest efficiency upgrades - the Audi A5 Sportback, A5 Coupé and A5 Cabriolet are moving into step with their close relatives in the A4 range with a new look, new mild hybrid drivetrains and the latest MMI touch operating concept. At the top of the Coupe and Sportback ranks new S5 variants also come on stream using TDI power for the first time and combining this with an electric powered compressor and mild hybrid drive based around a 48-volt main electrical system.

    Sporty look: the exterior design

    Elements of the new design language from the full-size class characterise the aesthetics of the updated Audi A5. The exterior has been significantly revised, with the front end, in particular, delivering considerably more visual impact. The Singleframe with the honeycomb grille is wider and flatter, and above it ventilation slits reference the classic Audi Sport quattro from 1984. A bold blade forms the lower edge of the bumper, which features larger air inlets. A new sill provides for a slimmer appearance when viewed from the side, while at the rear a diffuser insert with trapezoidal tailpipes makes the car appear wider. ...
    by Published on 13-09-2019 04:23 PM
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    Twin-turbo V8 RS 7 returns with new five-seat configuration and all the benefits of the latest generation A7, including mild hybrid drive

    • New wide-bodied high-performance five-seat Sportback available to order in the UK from November – first deliveries in January 2020
    • V8 twin turbo: 4.0 TFSI producing 600PS and 800 Nm
    • Available in the UK with standard and Vorsprung specification options

    The normally urbane Audi A7 Sportback is about to bare fangs again as the successor to the original RS 7 brings 600PS and 800Nm to bear on the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. More power meets greater practicality and improved efficiency in the new second generation model, which for the first time houses five seats and a mild hybrid drivetrain within its significantly broadened body. Available in the UK in ‘standard’ and top tier Vorsprung forms, the latest addition to the fast-growing Audi Sport stable is set to reach its first customers here in early 2020.

    “The RS 7 Sportback is our interpretation of a five-door high-performance coupé with a grand tourer design,” said Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “With refinements to make it even more suitable for everyday use plus its incredible performance, what we have here is an outstanding piece of sports equipment for customers who like their cars to feature stunning design.”

    Innovative: the exterior design

    Although unmistakably descended from the A7 Sportback, with which it in fact shares only its bonnet, roof, front doors and tailgate, the new RS 7 Sportback looks perpetually ready to wield its sledgehammer performance – its sinewy body virtually hugs the road surface, and its sizeable wheels are shrouded by boldly flared arches that leave no margin ...
    by Published on 13-09-2019 04:14 PM
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    • Visionary ID.31: Three different battery sizes for a range of as much as 550 km. Prices begin at less than €30,000. Deliveries to begin in mid-2020
    • Smarter e-up!1: updated model with a real-life range of up to 260 km to make its début at the IAA. Particularly attractive leasing offer at pre-sales phase
    • Versatile e-Golf3: economies of scale significantly cut the price of the e-Golf. Volkswagen is using 1,500 e-Golf models for the “WeShare” carsharing programme in Berlin

    The future is rarely as tangible as at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt: the new ID.3 from Volkswagen – the first fully electric production car of the all-new ID. family. Its base price will be less than €30,0002. The ID.3 has the potential to usher in a new era of large-scale electric mobility production. “The ID.3 is the world’s first electric car with a CO2-neutral footprint. Consequently, it is making its mark: for innovative technology, for the freedom of individual mobility and for climate protection”, Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Operating Officer of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand, explained at IAA today.

    At IAA (12 to 22 September) the ID.3 will be accompanied by two more electric Volkswagen models: the most recent generation of the also premiering e-up!1/2 and the current e-Golf2/3. That’s three Volkswagens and three zero-emission vehicles for today and tomorrow.

    Volkswagen will also showcase other concept cars within the ID. family as part of an outlook on the future: the spacious ID. CROZZ4 SUV, the ID. BUZZ4, celebrated as tomorrow’s van icon, the avant-garde ID. ...
    by Published on 13-09-2019 04:07 PM
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    Milton Keynes – Volkswagen UK is adding another performance R model to its range as orders open for the T-Roc R. Majoring on versatility with its practical SUV bodystyle, the performance SUV delivers a 300 PS punch, with 400 Nm of torque on tap and a top speed of 155 mph. Prices for the newest member of the R family start at Ł38,450 RRP OTR.

    The T-Roc R marks the first time the R department has applied its unique and acclaimed tuning talents to an SUV since the Touareg R50 of 2008. Eleven years of progress has delivered impressive results for R-branded performance SUVs – the T-Roc’s top speed of 155 mph and its 4.9-second 0-62 mph acceleration time are significantly quicker than the older Touareg’s.

    UK customers will enjoy lightweight 19-inch Pretoria alloy wheels fitted to the T-Roc R as standard – an upgrade over the standard-fit 18-inch wheels fitted in other markets. The new R model also benefits from the option of Volkswagen’s Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) adaptive damper system at a cost of Ł695. It offers greater flexibility through a choice of multiple driving modes that alter the characteristics of the car.

    The T-Roc R’s colour palette provides the most vibrant options of any R-badged model to date, with Energetic Orange, Turmeric Yellow, White Silver, Indium Grey, Deep Black, Pure White, Flash Red and the standout R-specific shade Lapiz Blue all available on the compact performance SUV. All are also offered in combination with a black roof, A-pillar and mirror housings.

    Equipped exclusively with ...
    by Published on 30-08-2019 07:11 PM
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    • SEAT brings another dimension to its largest SUV with the introduction of the sporty FR trim and the efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain
    • Thanks to its 13kWh battery pack, the Tarraco PHEV can offer an all-electric range of more than 50km* and reduced emissions of below 50g/km*
    • With a total output power of 245PS thanks to its 110kW/150PS gasoline engine and its 85kW/116PS electric engine, the Tarraco PHEV becomes the most powerful Tarraco within the range
    • The Tarraco also comes with novelties such as the functional coast-to-coast light and a larger 9.2’’ infotainment system
    • Both the FR trim and the PHEV powertrain will be available to order in 2020

    SEAT is expanding the efficiency and desirability of the Tarraco, introducing plug-in hybrid powertrain technology and the sporty FR trim. The Tarraco plug-in hybrid is a demonstration of SEAT strategy towards electrification, which will include six electric and plug-in hybrid SEAT and CUPRA models until the beginning of 2021.

    SEAT sold a record 369,500 vehicles in the first seven months of the year, with 55,200 vehicles sold in July alone, a 7.8% increase over 2018. The Tarraco is contributing to increase the company’s presence globally, and the introduction of both the FR trim and plug-in hybrid technology will be key components in achieving its targets.

    “The Tarraco plug-in hybrid perfectly illustrates our move towards a more sustainable mobility, yet maintaining the dynamism and fun-to-drive, typical of any SEAT. The Tarraco will be one of the few options with a plug-in hybrid powertrain on the large SUV segment, and we believe that
    by Published on 30-08-2019 07:06 PM
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    • Development almost complete: Volkswagen intensively testing new Golf1 with camouflaged prototypes
    • World premiere in autumn 2019: eighth Golf generation will be digital, intelligent and connected

    A new Golf is rolling up to the starting grid, marking the eighth generation. The design and digital innovations launch this bestseller – of which more than 35 million have been built – into a new age: the era of electrified drives, a digitalised and connected interior world, assisted driving and online-based functions and services. The next generation of the Golf will shape the era with new impulses.

    The camouflage lets onlookers identify that the black and white lines are disguising a five-door vehicle with powerful proportions. And it makes no secret out of the fact that it is a Golf – because its visual DNA is unmistakable. Anyone taking a closer look will also see that the “Golf” designation has been integrated into the camouflage. However, the camouflage does not reveal one element: the finer details of the new design. Klaus Bischoff, head of Volkswagen Design, about the vehicle: “At this time, we will not disclose all details of the new Golf, but you can already perceive its elegant proportions.” The head designer continues: “The next generation will be a genuine eye-catcher!” The countdown to the début of number eight has already begun: the new Golf will be celebrating its world premiere in autumn 2019.

    The vehicle has not yet gone on sale. ...

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