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    by Published on 08-07-2020 05:37 PM
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    • Limited edition Roadster version of visionary V12 super sports car, combining groundbreaking hybrid technologies and design
    • Roadster features Lamborghini Sián’s world-first use of super capacitor in hybrid solution and unique materials-science application
    • Producing combined thermal and electric power of 819 hp (602 kW): roofless version of the most powerful Lamborghini ever produced
    • Low weight-to-power ratio of 2.0 kg/hp, acceleration 0-100 km/h in under 2.9 seconds and a top speed of over 350 km/h
    • Produced in a limited series of 19 units: all already sold

    Lamborghini presents the Lamborghini Sián Roadster: a limited edition, open-top hybrid super sports car engineered around Lamborghini’s iconic V12 engine, with unique hybrid technologies and delivering unsurpassed Lamborghini and hybrid performance. The roofless design of the Sián Roadster puts an exclusive group of drivers in one of the most spectacular cockpits ever: always open to the sky; resonating with the inimitable V12 sound from the most powerful Lamborghini engine to date; and experiencing extraordinary performance while reveling in the Sián Roadster’s role in Lamborghini’s route to future hybridization.

    “The Sián Roadster encapsulates the spirit of Lamborghini,”
    says Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “It is the expression of breathtaking design and extraordinary performance, but most importantly embodies important future technologies. The Sián’s innovative hybrid powertrain heralds the direction for Lamborghini super sports cars, and the open-top Sián Roadster affirms a desire for the ultimate lifestyle Lamborghini as ...
    by Published on 08-07-2020 12:32 PM
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    Striking SUV Coupe study complements the 2019 Q4 e-tron concept* and will form the basis of a series production model set to join the range in 2021

    • Audi presents Coupé variant of Q4 e-tron as a concept car
    • Versatile efficiency technologies enable range of up to 310 miles
    • Production version to be launched in 2021 as the Audi brand’s seventh electric model

    Pure SUV or Sportback SUV with a dash of coupé extract? Audi Q3 and e-tron customers are already accustomed to choosing which of these silhouettes suits them best, and the unveiling this week of the new Q4 Sportback e-tron concept* means the same dilemma will also soon face fans of the brand’s first fully electric compact SUV. The new Sportback study lines up alongside the Q4 e-tron concept, one of the leading lights of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, and like its sister car is scheduled to enter series production in the near future as the seventh fully electrified Audi in the portfolio.

    “With the Q4 e-tron concepts we are outlining our plans to cascade e-tron technology into the compact SUV class, and I think these studies clearly show that we will be downsizing without in any way downgrading,” says Director of Audi UK Andrew Doyle. “Like the two e-trons that paved the way for them both versions are hugely attractive interpretations of the SUV and Sportback brief underpinned by the very latest electrification technology delivered with characteristic Audi quality and ingenuity. I have no doubt that they will encourage wider acceptance of the benefits of electric driving, with the Audi e-tron range.”

    The two Q4 e-tron concepts are notable as the first Audi models to be built on the Volkswagen Group’s modular electrification platform (MEB), which will provide the foundations for numerous electric vehicles from the compact class upwards in the future.

    Their measurements are almost identical – they share ...
    by Published on 08-07-2020 12:23 PM
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    • CUPRA Formentor, the first vehicle created exclusively for CUPRA brand, available to pre-register from today at
    • A £500 deposit will secure a Formentor VZ Edition and delivery of one of the first vehicles to arrive in the UK
    • Almost 20,000 expressions of interest from potential customers since March 2020
    • CUPRA Formentor will be the official and exclusive vehicle for FC Barcelona staff and players

    CUPRA UK is today opening pre-ordering for the new CUPRA Formentor coupé crossover SUV.

    Customers that wish to be one of the first to receive a Formentor in the UK can register for an early production slot at by paying a £500 deposit.

    Customers that pre-order the CUPRA Formentor will receive a limited-edition VZ model, packed full of the latest performance and connectivity technology. This will be available exclusivly with the 2.0-litre 310PS four-wheel drive engine.

    Only 100 VZ Edition models will be delivered to the UK with exclusive upgrades for pre-bookers. The name VZ comes from the word ‘Veloz’ in Spanish, translating as ‘Speed’ or ‘Fast’.

    Production of the CUPRA Formentor, the first model developed exclusively for the brand, will commence shortly with the first vehicles arriving in the UK in quarter four 2020.

    Since launching the CUPRA Formentor digitally in March 2020, there has been almost 20,000 expressions of interest from potential customers for the new cross-coupé SUV, leading CUPRA to open the pre-ordering ...
    by Published on 06-07-2020 03:57 PM
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    • Four-seat rear cabin now available, together with electrically-deployed, veneered picnic tables
    • Hand cross-stitching and semi-aniline leather introduced for the rear cabin of the Flying Spur
    • Three new exterior paint colours expand range of 62 colours, along with new wheel and matrix grille options
    • Two new interior technical finishes and alternative wheel finishes accentuate sporting heritage
    • New steering wheel enhances driver assistance systems

    Building on the success of Bentley’s strongest ever portfolio of luxury grand tourers, a suite of new features is today being unveiled that will allow customers even greater choice when specifying their Flying Spur, with new luxury options and contemporary alternatives.

    The Flying Spur can now be configured to include a four seat configuration, semi-aniline leather, hand cross stitching (consuming 115m of special thread equal to the height of Big Ben), veneered inserts for the rear doors and electrically operated picnic tables. These options are joined by two new technical finishes – carbon fibre and Côtes de Genève – and a newly designed steering wheel with increased safety functionality.

    To the exterior, three new paint colours are introduced along with full access to the Bentley Mulliner palette of satin and pearlescent options, further enhanced by new wheel finishes and the option of full chrome front matrix grilles.

    An Interior Space of Even Greater Luxury

    The new four-seat configuration benefits from a long-through console extending from the front console to the rear. The four-seat configuration makes the ultimate statement in design, comfort and luxury. The console includes a new housing for the 5” touchscreen ...
    by Published on 06-07-2020 03:52 PM
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    • New Octavia vRS comes with a choice of three different drive systems
    • Like the vRS plug-in hybrid, the 2.0 TSI petrol delivers 180 kW (245 PS), while the 2.0 TDI generates 147 kW (200 PS)
    • Typically vRS: black exterior accents and sporty interior
    • Dynamic Chassis Control for particularly dynamic handling in Sport mode

    ŠKODA is continuing the tradition of its performance vRS models in the fourth-generation Octavia. This model is the first from ŠKODA, offered in three different drive systems. In addition to the Octavia vRS versions with either a petrol or a diesel engine, the Octavia vRS iV – the brand’s first vRS plug-in hybrid – is now being launched. Both the 2.0 TSI Octavia vRS and the Octavia vRS iV have an output of 180 kW (245 PS). The 2.0 TDI produces 147 kW (200 PS) and is the only model in the vRS range to be available with all-wheel drive on request. All three variants feature sporty bodywork detailing including vRS-typical black touches. The interior, with its traditional and dynamic design, is also predominantly black.

    Since the success story of ŠKODA’s vRS family began in the year 2000 with the first-generation Octavia, the sportiest versions of a variety of the Czech manufacturer’s production models have borne the distinctive abbreviation ‘RS’. The letters stand for ‘Rally Sport’ and are reminiscent of the ŠKODA 180 RS and 200 RS rally prototypes as well as the success of the ŠKODA 130 RS at the Monte Carlo rally in the 1970s. ŠKODA built more than 17,600 units of the first Octavia vRS featuring a 1.8-litre turbo engine and generating 132 kW (180 PS) as a hatch initially – and, as of 2002, also as an estate. ...
    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, ...

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