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    by Published on 21-11-2020 02:29 PM
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    Sharpened styling, equipment gains and technology upgrades ensure the latest version of the 300PS compact performance SUV remains very much up to speed in every area


    • Updated 300PS compact performance SUV available to order in the UK from 19 November
    • Offered in SQ2, SQ2 Black Edition and new SQ2 Vorsprung forms, priced from Ł38,900 OTR
    • Sharper exterior styling, more equipment, upgraded infotainment
    • 2.0 TFSI with 300PS and 400Nm, 0-62mph in 4.9 secs, 155mph top speed, up to 34.0 MPG and CO2 from 188 g/km

    It is already adept at quickening the pulse, and now the 300PS Audi SQ2 is even more capable of catching the eye as it adopts the sharper new look and upgraded lighting technology already favouring the other members of the compact SUV range. Enhancement of the S model that first brought sub-five-second acceleration potential to the Audi Q family’s singularly stylish lead-in SUV two years ago has also taken place beneath the skin. The cabin now benefits from additional equipment, improved infotainment and web-based Audi connect functionality and an expanded portfolio of driver assistance systems. When they become available in the UK from November 19, 2020 the latest generation SQ2 and even more striking SQ2 Black Edition models will also be joined by a newly inroduced SQ2 Vorsprung with a particularly exhaustive equipment list. Deliveries of all variants will begin here early in 2021.

    "For the SQ2 we took the basic template set so successfully by high performance hatchbacks like our S3 Sportback and used it to create a version of our already capable compact SUV that has a great deal to offer fans of both formats,“ commented Director of Audi UK,
    Andrew Doyle. "The carefully considered design and technology updates it receives here as part of the improvement programme ...
    by Published on 21-11-2020 02:25 PM
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    • V8 version of “world’s best luxury four door grand tourer” now in full production at Bentley’s home in Crewe
    • Every car crafted at world’s first carbon neutral factory for luxury car manufacture
    • Ordering open globally as first cars leave Crewe for their new owners
    • Production rate at 100%, safeguarded by Bentley’s COVID protocols
    • Hand assembly takes more than 100 hours
    • Final performance and technical figures released
    • 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine develops 542 bhp (550 PS) and 568 lb.ft (770 Nm) of torque
    • 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds); top speed of 198 mph (318 km/h)
    • Cylinder deactivation in 20 milliseconds, one tenth of a blink of an eye
    • Grand Touring range of 441 miles (709 km)
    • CO2 emissions reduced by 15%
    • 100 kg lighter than the W12 model, with improved weight distribution and increased agility


    The new Flying Spur V8 has entered full production at Bentley’s Crewe headquarters, the world’s first carbon neutral factory for luxury car manufacture, with the car now formally certified and the first cars on their way to retailers and customers. Manufacture of the new Flying Spur is at 100% of capacity, thanks to Bentley’s proven COVID protocols that have prevented any cases of on-site transmission to date.

    A team of craftspeople assemble each new Flying Spur V8 by hand, taking over 100 hours to do so across 84 individual stages. The new V8-powered Flying Spur builds on a distinguished lineage, with Bentley recently producing the 40,000th Flying Spur since 2005. The process of creating a new Flying Spur is meticulous in approach – for example, it takes 141 craftspeople using three kilometres of thread to combine 350 unique leather pieces to make the 60 components that form the interior.

    The Flying Spur V8 offers a more driver-centric experience via increased agility and ...
    by Published on 21-11-2020 02:19 PM
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    • Ducati presents the new 2021 models of its sports bike range with the SuperSport 950, the new Panigale V4 SP and updates for the Panigale V4 which improves year by year
    • The SuperSport 950, renewed in aesthetics and electronics, brings sporty riding to everyday life, ideal also for young people who want to approach the world of Ducati sports bikes
    • The Panigale V4 SP: 214 hp, 12.6 kgm of torque and a dry weight of 173 kg, numbered, with a dedicated livery and equipped with all the technical features to enhance its qualities in track use
    • Also unveiled is the range of Ducati electric mountain bikes powered by Thok with the new Ducati TK-01RR enduro e-MTB and the renewed All Mountain Ducati MIG-S

    Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 18 November 2020 - Ducati continues to unveil its new 2021 models to the world with the Ducati World Premičre web series. From the world of electric mountain bikes, passing through the SuperSport, up to the Panigale V4, Ducati illustrates the concepts of sportiness and performance that distinguish it in the third episode.

    The world of racing competition has always been a source of inspiration for Ducati, performance is in fact in the company's DNA in all forms. The SuperSport 950 is the right bike to bring sporty riding into everyday life, without having to compromise, especially in terms of comfort. For 2021 the model has been revised in design, enriched with electronic equipment and gear, as well as becoming compliant with the Euro 5 anti-pollution legislation.

    The aesthetic link between SuperSport 950 and Panigale V4 is now even stronger. The front view is defined by the new full-LED headlight supported by two fins and flanked by two air intakes that widen the view. The DRL clearly recalls the sharp ...
    by Published on 21-11-2020 02:15 PM
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    • New ŠKODA Octavia vRS modified for the police force
    • Powerful 2.0-litre TSI engine delivers 245PS and can sprint from 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds
    • More models confirmed, including diesel, 4x4 and plug-in hybrid powertrains
    • Performance expertly combined with practicality; featuring 10-inch touchscreen display, full LED Matrix lights and the latest safety technologies


    The all-new Octavia vRS is now available for blue-light fleets. ŠKODA’s performance model has been an integral part of the brand’s line-up since 2001 and the fourth-generation vRS is the latest in a long-line of ŠKODA cars expertly converted for the emergency services.


    Equipped with a powerful 2.0-litre TSI engine that delivers 245PS to the front wheels via a seven-speed DSG gearbox, the new ŠKODA Octavia vRS is capable of sprinting from 0-62mph in just 6.7 seconds. This performance ensures that police officers, particularly those operating in rapid response teams, can respond quickly and effectively to any incident.

    The bespoke conversion for the police service includes 360-degree visibility thanks to powerful LED signal lights built into the front screen, grille, tailgate and number plate – all complemented by a three tone siren.

    The all-new Octavia vRS features a plethora of ŠKODA’s latest technology and connectivity systems. Ergonomics have been enhanced with selected one-touch keys for important vehicle functions and a 10-inch central display that features a touch control slider below the screen for ease of use. The Virtual Cockpit instrument panel ...
    by Published on 21-11-2020 02:10 PM
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    • Complex axle construction, compact five-link suspension at the rear
    • Aerodynamically optimized wheels, combination tires and powerful brakes
    • Electronic Stability Control as central unit for more agility and stability
    • Top model ID.4 Max with progressive steering and DCC adaptive chassis control


    Nimble in the city, agile on country roads, relaxed on the highway: the new ID.4 from Volkswagen is an all-rounder that is effortless and easy to drive. Volkswagen has invested a great deal of know-how in the chassis of the E-SUV – in the mechanical components and the electronic control system.


    “The purely electrically driven SUV ID.4 is great fun to drive, similar to the compact ID.32,” explains Karsten Schebsdat, Head of Driving Dynamics, Steering and Control Systems at Volkswagen. “In its chassis, we have implemented numerous ideas and new control systems that further increase safety and driving pleasure.”

    Sporty handling due to low center of gravity.
    The ID.4 already offers the best prerequisites for a great driving pleasure. The rear-wheel drive ensures strong traction – the driver experiences this already when they arrive at a set of traffic lights in the wet. The high-
    voltage battery is located between the axles at the lowest point of the car. This benefits the center of gravity and weight distribution: with all drive variants, it deviates from the ideal value by no more than one percent, 50:50.

    The front axle of the ID.4 follows the McPherson design, the steering is translated with a 15.9:1 ratio. For the first time at Volkswagen, the steering system is located in front of the center of the wheel, this position guarantees ...
    by Published on 13-11-2020 07:55 PM
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    • Prices for New CUPRA Leon hot hatch to start from Ł31,450 for 245PS model
    • CUPRA Leon e-HYBRID – the brand’s first plug-in hybrid – available to order from Ł34,495 RRP OTR
    • Powerful 300PS and 310PS 4Drive (Estate only) outputs complete the family
    • CUPRA’s first plug-in hybrid signals start of electrification for the premium performance brand
    • High-powered e-HYBRID accelerates from 0-62 mph in 6.7 seconds and returns up to 217.3mpg combined; 30g/km CO2 emissions both on WLTP test cycle
    • Choice of three trim levels available as five-door or Estate: VZ2, VZ3 and an exclusive First Edition
    • Available to configure and find your nearest retailer at www.cupraofficial.com/Leon

    CUPRA continues to accelerate the transformation of its business and the electrification of its premium performance range, opening the order books for the new CUPRA Leon plug-in hybrid in the UK.

    Hot hatches remain a favourite of the UK buyer, with the the country expected to be one of CUPRA Leon’s best-selling markets globally.

    Customers can purchase the CUPRA Leon e-HYBRID VZ2 245PS, with 1.4-litre TSI engine, 85PS electric motor and 13.1kWh battery pack, from Ł34,495, with order books for pure-petrol variants opening early 2021.

    Opening New CUPRA Leon order books for the PHEV variant before the traditional ICE variants signals a landmark for the CUPRA brand’s electrification strategy, which will continue with plug-in variant of CUPRA Formentor launching in 2021 alongside the all-electric CUPRA el-Born.

    Indicative prices for two petrol models reveal a starting price from Ł31,450 for the CUPRA Leon 2.0 TSI 245PS, and Ł35,000 for the 2.0 TSI 300PS.
    ...
    by Published on 13-11-2020 07:50 PM
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    • SEAT testing the use of recycled rice husks in place of plastic
    • Up to 20 per cent of polyurethanes and polypropylenes used in boot floor is being replaced
    • SEAT removing 12,000 tonnes of husk from the economy, 8% of global waste (by volume)

    SEAT is testing the use of rice husks, an unrecyclable bi-product of harvesting the grain, as a substitute material to plastic in the new Leon.

    The new material is being tested within the liner of the boot lid, the boot floor and the cabin headliner.

    The current tests on the boot floor are substituting up to 20 per cent of the plastic usually used for recycled rice husks instead, a material which is lighter than the polyurethanes and polypropylenes it replaces.

    Unwanted rice husks are usually incinerated by their processor. SEAT is forecasting to recycle 12,000 tonnes of rice husk per year, which reduces the amount of global husk waste by eight per cent while creating a more circular economy.

    Joan Colet, Interior Trim Development Engineer, SEAT commented:
    “At SEAT we’re always working on finding new materials to improve our products, and in this sense, rice husks enable us to work on reducing plastics and petroleum-based materials.
    “The parts are lighter, which means that we reduce the weight of the car, thus reducing our carbon footprint. We’re also using a renewable material, promoting the circular economy and making a greener product.”

    The current testing is analysing how much husk can be used so that technical and quality requirements ...
    by Published on 13-11-2020 07:47 PM
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    Ever popular midsize performance SUV benefits from design and technology updates as well as enhancements to its acclaimed compressor-assisted V6 TDI


    • New generation SQ5 TDI models available to order in the UK later this month
    • Available as SQ5 TDI priced from Ł56,600 OTR or SQ5 TDI Vorsprung from Ł71,750 OTR
    • 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine generating 341PS and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft)
    • 0-62mph in 5.1 secs, governed 155mph top speed, up to 34.4 MPG, CO2 from 216g/km
    • Updated exterior design including new digital OLED rear lights for Vorsprung versions
    • Cabin upgraded with new MIB 3-based MMI Touch infotainment system
    • Audi offers post Brext price protection peace of mind

    Its mighty V6 TDI engine, and the advanced electrically powered compressor which so compellingly quickens its responses, have already earned the SQ5 TDI the distinction of being the first Audi SUV to wear the evocative S badge. Now both key elements have raised their game yet again in the new generation model, which combines improvements to that already highly acclaimed powerhouse with extensive modifications inside and out. These include the introduction to the cabin of the latest Audi touch-screen MMI Touch control and the availability of new next generation digital OLED rear lighting as part of an exterior rework that brings the top tier SUV back up to speed with contemporary Audi design principles. On arrival in the UK in early 2021 the new generation model will be offered in two formats – SQ5 TDI and SQ5 TDI Vorsprung – the latter featuring a particularly comprehensive selection of indulgences and practical driver aids.

    “It’s the immediacy of the power delivery as much as the sheer force of the acceleration that makes such a lasting impression in the SQ5 TDI,” says Director of Audi UK Andrew Doyle. “Now that the formidable engine and independent electric compressor have been primed to perform even more readily ...
    by Published on 13-11-2020 07:42 PM
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    • The second episode of the Ducati World Premičre is online on Ducati.com and on the social channels, illustrating the worlds of XDiavel and Ducati Scrambler
    • XDiavel Dark and XDiavel Black Star are the two new versions that renew the Ducati cruiser range
    • The "Land of Joy" expands with the introduction of the new Ducati Scrambler Nightshift and the two new colours for the Icon and Desert Sled models

    The journey to discover the new Ducati 2021 range continues with the second episode of the Ducati World Premičre web series revealing the latest news about the two XDiavel and Ducati Scrambler families. Two worlds very distant from each other, but which share an essential trait: a unique, distinctive, and nonconformist personality.

    XDiavel is a cruiser with Ducati genes; the result of the contamination between two apparently distant universes. The relaxed pace at low speed typical of the Cruiser world and the adrenaline of Ducati's own sporty riding both find space in this elegant, technological and fun bike.

    For 2021 Ducati renews the XDiavel range by introducing two new versions: XDiavel Dark and XDiavel Black Star. In addition, all XDiavel models become Euro 5, gaining 8 hp and 0.2 kgm in maximum power and torque values, with a smoother delivery curve.

    XDiavel Dark enhances the beauty of the Ducati cruiser shapes thanks to the essentiality of the matt black colour. On the XDiavel Dark, the total black livery has also been extended to the mechanical components, plates, and finishes, enhancing one of Ducati's design principles: "Reduce to the Max". The XDiavel Dark represents purity, essentiality, ...
    by Published on 13-11-2020 07:35 PM
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    • Park Assist with remote control allows the Touareg to be manoeuvred into any parking space
    • Using a smartphone, the driver can drive the Touareg both into and out of parking spaces
    • Four cameras and twelve ultrasound sensors act as the digital eyes of the SUV


    The Touareg now drives into and out of parking spaces fully automatically. Virtually by remote control – from outside the vehicle using a smartphone
    1. With the new Park Assist with remote control assist system. The typical situation: a multi-storey car park at the airport, for example. Just before the flight is due to leave. Narrow parking spaces. And that means stopping the car in the driving lane, unloading the luggage from the luggage compartment, getting in again, manoeuvring the car into the tight space, and finally squeezing yourself out of the car. Stress. Park Assist with remote control now takes over this job in the Touareg. With no stress at all.

    Already familiar: the basis of the new system is Park Assist, which Volkswagen still offers for the Touareg. Park Assist permits semi-automatic parking in parking spaces; the car also drives semi-automatically out of parallel parking spaces (spaces that are parallel to the road) again. Here, the SUV takes over steering, while the driver presses the accelerator and brake pedals. Completely new: Volkswagen is now going a decisive step further, because the new Park Assist with remote control now works fully automatically for the first time – in other words, it also controls the engine and the brake. The new system offers two operating ...

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