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    Limited-run special edition of recently updated 450PS super Avant blends light and shade to stunning effect


    • Special edition of latest generation RS 4 Avant limited to 25 UK examples
    • Available now, OTR price from Ł82,395, first deliveries in March
    • Joins RS 4 Avant, RS 4 Avant Carbon Black and RS 4 Vorsprung in UK range
    • Dark colours embellished by bronze accents inside and out
    • Enhanced equipment including RS sport exhaust and Bang & Olufsen audio
    • 2.9 TFSI with 450PS and 600Nm, quattro drive, 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds


    Built for stealth with its Vesuvius Grey paint and black detailing, yet also shot through with a bold as brass streak evident in its stunning 20-inch bronze milled wheels, the new RS 4 Avant Bronze Edition is a car of contrasts. Limited to just 25 examples in the UK, this short-run addition to the RS 4 range is available to order now priced at Ł82,395 OTR, and features an exceptional standard specification that in some respects plays down the super Avant’s flared and muscle-bound stance, but in others renders it even more eye-catching.

    Updated externally in late 2019 by the latest Audi design hallmarks, and internally by an advanced new touch-screen MMI Touch operating system, the RS 4 Avant is shown in a new light by the exclusive paint finish and distinctive wheels that set the Bronze Edition apart, and a number of key details help to complete the look. Starting upfront, they include a high gloss black finish for the Singleframe and front air intake surrounds, which are complemented by a matt carbon lip spoiler. In profile, black roof rails and window surrounds ...
    by Published on 21-02-2020 02:12 PM
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    • Bentley Mulliner raises the bar for luxury open-top Grand Touring with the new Continental GT Mulliner Convertible
    • Bespoke craftsmanship and unique options position new Continental GT Mulliner Convertible at the pinnacle of the Continental GT family
    • Designed and built by Bentley Mulliner – Bentley’s own bespoking division, and the oldest automotive coachbuilder in the world
    • Exclusive features include a unique Double Diamond front grille, a new Mulliner 22" wheel design, contemporary technical finishes and a bespoke Mulliner interior crafted entirely by hand
    • 400,000 stitches deliver a cabin of exceptional quality
    • New Continental GT Mulliner Convertible to make global debut at Geneva International Motor Show

    Bentley Mulliner - Bentley’s bespoke commissioning division - is today announcing the introduction of the new Continental GT Mulliner Convertible: the luxury pinnacle of the Continental GT family.

    Mulliner has gone above and beyond the industry-leading craftsmanship so synonymous with Bentley and the world’s definitive Grand Tourer to create the Continental GT Mulliner Convertible and redefine the pinnacle of roof-down automotive luxury.

    The new Continental GT Mulliner Convertible has been created to appeal to those customers wanting an even greater focus on beautiful details. Taking pride of position between the cut-crystal inspired, precision-made headlamps, Bentley Mulliner introduces a bold new Double Diamond front grille which is further complemented by bespoke Mulliner branded side vents that continue the unique silver on black diamond theme.

    The new Double Diamond design has been inspired by Bentley’s exclusive Diamond-in-Diamond interior ...
    by Published on 21-02-2020 02:05 PM
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    • History of the iconic model dates back to 1959
    • Success of the Octavia in the 90s laid the foundations for ŠKODA’s subsequent rise
    • Fourth generation Octavia is more spacious, offers enhanced safety and connectivity features and a more emotive design than its predecessors


    The seven millionth
    ŠKODA Octavia has rolled off the production line at ŠKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The model’s beginnings date back to 1959. In the mid-90s the first generation of the modern-day Octavia was the first ŠKODA to be developed entirely under the umbrella of Volkswagen Group. Since then, the Octavia’s success has provided the foundation on which the Czech carmaker has continued to flourish. ŠKODA delivered 363,700 units of its bestseller to customers in 2019 and celebrated the world premiere of the latest, fourth, generation in Prague in November of the same year.

    Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Production and Logistics, stressed, “The Octavia is the heart of our brand. Having enjoyed success since the mid-90s, it has contributed significantly to transforming ŠKODA from a regional market leader into an internationally thriving carmaker that has now firmly established itself as a high-volume manufacturer. This milestone is therefore a very special event for us and is a great testament to the fantastic work of our colleagues in the Production and Logistics department.”

    Featuring a generous amount of space and modern technology, the original Octavia has been wowing customers since back in 1959. At the time, it was the eighth ŠKODA to feature the modern independent suspension for all wheels ...
    by Published on 21-02-2020 01:59 PM
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    The eighth generation of an icon: World premiere of the new Golf GTI1 in Geneva


    • GTI design: Open front bumper with GTI wings and honeycomb grille, optionally illuminated radiator grille crossbar, GTI diffuser with left and right tailpipes
    • The next generation GTI: Digital Cockpit, new multifunction sports leather steering wheel with touch control, 32-colour background lighting including GTI-specific mode
    • GTI timing: With the world premičre in Geneva, Volkswagen is starting the countdown to the launch of the new Golf GTI in the second half of the year


    World premičre with impact: When Volkswagen launched the first Golf GTI 45 years ago at the International Motor show (IAA) in Frankfurt, no one could have guessed that the three letters G, T and I would go on to identify an icon. But that is exactly what happened. Anyone referring to GTI today is talking about an icon: the Golf GTI. Now Volkswagen is presenting the eighth generation of this worldwide success at the Geneva International Motor Show from 5 to 15 March. This marks the launch of a pure, intelligent and superior high- tech sports car for the digital age.


    The GTI’s secret of success is that its DNA has never changed. It still has a clean design, front-wheel drive, the most agile running gear, a powerful petrol engine, insignias like the red stripe in the radiator grille, and chequered seat covers. But the Golf GTI also became an icon because Volkswagen continually reinvented it, all along combining tradition with innovation. And that’s also the ...
    by Published on 21-02-2020 01:55 PM
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    • High-performance CUPRA Leon will be available for the very first time with a plug-in hybrid powertrain
    • Up to 60km (37mile) EV range on eHybrid model
    • A range of powerful engines, from 245PS to 310PS, all exclusively available with DSG shift-by-wire technology
    • CUPRA Leon will accelerate from 0-to-100 km/h (62mph) in under five seconds and on to an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h (155mph)
    • The first Leon to carry the CUPRA badge
    • CUPRA marque available in both hatchback and estate models
    • Two exclusive matte paints available for CUPRA Leon
    • The new CUPRA Leon is the ultimate expression of the CUPRA brand’s values: dynamic design, intuitive connectivity and sophisticated performance
    • Available to pre-order from New CUPRA Leon 5 Door - Sports Car | CUPRA UK

    From the design that sets it apart from the competition to its range of high-performance powertrains, the new CUPRA Leon has been developed to become a new reference point in the segment.

    The latest addition to the CUPRA range, joining the CUPRA Ateca, follows on from previous generations of Leon and will help grow the brand even further, taking it to new levels of success.

    “The Leon CUPRA has been a bestseller, with close to 44,000 units sold in the last generation”, said Wayne Griffiths, CUPRA CEO. “With the launch of the new CUPRA Leon, we will strengthen the CUPRA brand, by giving a new identity to a very emblematic car. The new CUPRA Leon is the KING OF LEONS.”

    CUPRA always aims to deliver the ultimate dynamic performance and maintain the brand’s spirit; the new CUPRA Leon brings new levels of desirability and technology to help it meet the needs of an increasingly demanding market.

    The new CUPRA Leon is designed, developed and will be produced in Barcelona at the brand’s Martorell facilities.

    With two body styles available – five-door and estate – the CUPRA Leon allows customers to choose the vehicle that best fits their lifestyle, without compromising performance, comfort or practicality.

    And with high levels of standard equipment including full LED front and rear lamps, rear coast-to-coast lighting, bucket seats, sports suspension, keyless entry and ambient lighting to name just a few, it’s a vehicle that offers great value in the highly competitive segment.

    This latest iteration of the high-performance icon will further strengthen the CUPRA brand, offering an outstanding driving experience thanks to ...
    by Published on 21-02-2020 01:49 PM
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    The new Caddy
    1 – more digital, connected, efficient and charismatic than ever before


    • New and innovative: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles now presents the fifth generation of the Caddy with over three million units built
    • Redesigned Caddy now based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB)
    • Compact outside, spacious inside: the new Caddy Maxi offers room for up to two Euro pallets
    • Efficient and sustainable: TDI engines' nitrogen oxide emissions appreciably reduced via twin dosing
    • Digital and connected: new ‘Innovision Cockpit’ makes Caddy the smart phone of the segment
    • Safer and easier to drive: 19 new or improved driver assistance systems on the new Caddy


    It wins plaudits as a van, family MPV, shuttle and camper with limitless versatility: the Caddy. To date over three million have been built, and now, as a world premičre, VWCV is revealing the progressive, fifth generation of the Caddy. Every detail from the ground up is new, as for the first time the best seller is now based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB). Thanks to the MQB, new high-end technologies now find their way into the range. Innovative driver assistance systems enhance safety and make driving easier; networked infotainment and digitalised control systems turn the Caddy into a smartphone on wheels; a new twin dosing technique makes the TDI engines cleaner than ever before. The exterior has been given a completely new and strikingly sporty design. At the same time the space in the interior has also been significantly improved. The Caddy is an all-rounder, the Swiss Army knife of urban delivery vans and family MPVs.


    “With its significant increase in space, absolute perfection ...
    by Published on 14-02-2020 05:31 PM
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    • Premium new trim options complete the practical seven-seat SUV range
    • Available from February 11, with prices starting at Ł31,680 RRP
    • Dynamic styling plus enhancements to interior comfort and onboard technology
    • Seven seats or 1,775-litres of storage with second and third row seats folded flat
    • Find out more here: Meet our large SUV, the SEAT Tarraco | SEAT

    SEAT has unveiled two sporty new trim levels – FR and FR Sport – for the head of its SUV family, the Tarraco.

    Offering enhancements to the exterior, interior and technology package, these two options complete the full range line-up for Tarraco.

    The seven-seater Tarraco, the latest and largest of SEAT’s acclaimed SUV range, is available to order from February 11, with prices starting from Ł31,680 RRP.

    The FR exterior body styling DNA fuses performance, practicality and sporty-appeal that perfectly suits their needs. The Tarraco FR comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, the more aggressive FR body styling kit – featuring the dynamic twin exhaust, unique rear spoiler, front and rear sports bumper, as well as black mouldings, wing mirrors and roof rails. The cabin benefits from front sports seats as well as an electric driver’s seat.

    The FR Sport takes things another step forwards, with the car planted on arch-filling 20-inch ‘Cosmo’ grey alloy wheels and benefitting from black leather sports seats inside.

    The FR Sport also gets an extra technology boost, with rear and top-view cameras offering better all-round visibility and safety, while SEAT’s winter pack adds heated washer nozzles ...
    by Published on 14-02-2020 05:27 PM
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    • The name combines the ‘E’ for electric mobility with the characteristic ‘Q’ of ŠKODA’s SUV family
    • ŠKODA Enyaq: name derives from the Irish name ‘Enya’, meaning ‘source of life’
    • First ŠKODA model to be based on the modular electrification toolkit (MEB)


    Enyaq is the name of ŠKODA’s first electric SUV based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB). With its first all-electric SUV, ŠKODA is establishing a new naming convention that combines the ‘E’ in reference to electromobility and the ‘Q’ characterising the final letter of ŠKODA’s successful SUV family.


    The name of the new ŠKODA Enyaq is derived from the Irish name ‘Enya’, meaning ‘source of life’. Enya itself comes from the Irish Gaelic word ‘Eithne’, meaning ‘essence’, ‘spirit’ or ‘principle’. These different meanings allow different perspectives on the name of ŠKODA’s new SUV. The ‘source of life’ symbolises the start of a new era as the car manufacturer enters into electromobility.

    Enyaq follows ŠKODA’s well-known SUV names


    In line with ŠKODA’s successful SUV models, Kodiaq, Karoq and Kamiq, the ‘Q’ at the end creates a clear connection to the brand’s SUV line-up.

    The ŠKODA Enyaq is the Czech brand’s first series-production vehicle based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) and the next of the series of more than ten electric models that will be launched under the ŠKODA iV sub-brand by the end of 2022. By 2025, ŠKODA expects all-electric vehicles and models with plug-in hybrid ...
    by Published on 14-02-2020 05:23 PM
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    New partner for the existing e-tron 55 quattro model broadens appeal of the first fully electric Audi SUV


    • New lead-in e-tron model priced from Ł59,900 OTR (excluding OLEV grant)
    • Introduces new Technik, Sport and S line specification levels
    • Two electric motors with total output of 230 kW (313PS) and 540 Nm
    • WLTP range of up to 190 miles, fast charging in 30 minutes
    • Standard specification includes home wall box installation
    • Compatible with new e-tron Charging Service – Transit tariff subscription included at no extra cost for 12 months
    • First two services free for customers purchasing with a finance agreement
    • Further details on new Audi EV hub at www.audi.co.uk/electric


    As the groundswell of demand for electric mobility builds Audi is moving to make its growing EV and PHEV ranges ever more accessible through new models like the e-tron 50, which is now available for UK ordering priced from Ł59,900 OTR. The new variant, which joins the line-up alongside the continuing e-tron 55 quattro, combines its strong performance, WLTP-ratified range of up to 190 miles and 30-minute charging capability (to 80 per cent capacity) with new Technik, Sport and S line specification options that sit below the most lavishly equipped Launch Edition.

    “This new version of the e-tron opens up the possibility of driving ultra-economically and with zero local emissions to a wider customer base,” says Director of Audi UK Andrew Doyle. “Our research has shown that on a daily basis many prospective buyers will cover
    significantly less than the 190-mile maximum achievable in the e-tron 50 on a full charge, so for them this more accessible yet no less accomplished variant makes perfect sense. It is also notable for introducing attractive ...
    by Published on 14-02-2020 05:18 PM
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    • Match replaces SE in Polo range with value boost and extra equipment
    • Tinted windows, new alloy wheels and fog lights included in new trim
    • Polo is second best-seller for Volkswagen in the UK, after Golf


    The Volkswagen Polo has been invigorated with the addition of a Match trim level, adding a host of extra equipment over the award-winning Polo SE which it replaces, with only a minor revision in price.


    Replacing the second-tier SE trim in the Polo range, Match adds 15-inch ‘Seyene’ alloy wheels, front fog lights, rear tinted-windows, and front and rear parking sensors – equipment which, if specified as options on the Polo SE, would cost Ł980.

    As per the outgoing SE, the Polo Match gets three engine and gearbox configurations – all 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol units. The 80 PS EVO engine is available with a five-speed manual, while the 95 PS turbocharged unit can be combined with a five-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG transmission. Low running costs are promised by both engines, with WLTP-certified CO2 emissions of 125 - 139 g/km, while fuel economy on the combined WLTP cycle ranges from 42.8 to 51.4 mpg.

    The Polo Match starts at Ł16,465 RRP OTR for the 80 PS variant, which represents a Ł785 value boost over the outgoing SE version given the generous amount of standard equipment and small price rise of Ł200.

    The additional equipment on the Match bolsters the already plentiful package offered in the outgoing SE trim level, with standard-fit items including Car-Net App Connect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 8.0-inch ...

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