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    by Published on 10-12-2016 10:31 AM
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    • Latest version of SEAT’s iconic Leon CUPRA to boast 300PS and 380Nm; the most powerful SEAT road car in the brand’s history
    • 4Drive all-wheel-drive system and DSG-auto gearbox for ST version
    • In UK SEAT showrooms from March 2017

    The Leon CUPRA has always stood out for its scintillating performance, striking design and alluring price and quality. All of these have now been taken to the next level with the launch of the Leon CUPRA 300 range, which hits UK showrooms in March.

    It’s not just about power either. The new Leon flagship, available in three bodystyles; SC, five-door and ST, also offers a highly rewarding driving experience and the safest, most reliable, functional and advanced technology. Among its features are driver assistance systems such as Traffic Jam Assist, Lane Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Pedestrian Protection, plus, Electric Parking Brake and KESSY (Keyless Entry and Start). The integrated Media System Plus infotainment system with its eight-inch screen is the highlight of the new-generation, and, is the very first time that the Leon CUPRA has a
    Connectivity Hub that comprises a smartphone wireless charger and a GSM antenna amplifier for areas with low signal coverage.

    With its newly uprated 2.0 TSI engine putting out 300PS, the new Leon CUPRA is its most powerful roadcar yet. The figures related to this achievement in engine power deserve a special mention. Not only is the engine 10PS more powerful than before (up from 290 to 300), but, more importantly, it’s maximum torque has increased
    by Published on 10-12-2016 10:26 AM
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    • Traffic Light Information is the first true Vehicle-to-Infrastructure(V2I) service by an automobile brand
    • The service starts up with variations on the Audi A4 and Q7 in Las Vegas
    • Networking is essential for autonomous driving in cities

    If you know in advance when a traffic light will switch from red to green, your driving is more relaxed and efficient. Audi is the first car manufacturer to connect the car to the city infrastructure – an important step towards autonomous driving. In Las Vegas Audi A4 and Q7 models are now able to display traffic-light phases directly in the car. Further U.S. cities will follow, and introduction of the system is planned in Europe. Traffic Light Information optimises trafficflow, saves valuable time and reduces environmental impact.

    Audi of America is cooperating with several cities in North America to upgrade the infrastructure for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technology. “For the first time, our cars are exchanging data with traffic infrastructure in real time. Drivers can adapt their behaviour to the situation and move through city traffic in a much more relaxed and controlled way,” says Andreas Reich, head of Electronics Pre-Development at AUDI AG. “We increase energy efficiency when we connect our Audi models to smart cities.Further V2I services will follow, making the car into an interactive mobile device. We see autonomous driving as the end of this development.”

    As a first step, all Audi A4 and Q7 models produced for the U.S. market since June 2016 and equipped with Audi connect have this function
    by Published on 10-12-2016 10:20 AM
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    Stellar four million sales success for the premium compact model since 1996

    • Originator of the premium compact segment celebrates its A3 anniversary
    • More than four million units delivered worldwide since 1996
    • Over 500,000 deliveries in the UK alone over two decades
    • From three-door to Cabriolet to the flagship RS 3

    The brand with the four rings is celebrating the anniversary of its mainstay, the Audi A3. The successful Audi model debuted 20 years ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Today the premium compact is available in a choice of four body styles, four drive systems and a broad selection of trim lines.

    Audi introduced the Audi A3 at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in 1996. The car was developed from the ground up on the basis of the Golf IV platform, which followed in 1997. From the very first generation, the Audi A3 has boasted innovations and quality features from higher model classes, making it the founder of the premium compact class. The A3 initially was available exclusively as a three-door hatchback in three trim lines and with four different petrol and diesel engines. In September 1998, Audi brought quattro permanent all-wheel drive to the compact segment for the first time in the A3. A five-door variant joined the model series in March 1999.

    And the brand reached a milestone with the first generation of the high-performance Audi S3 in the spring of that same year: the 1.8 litre, inline four-cylinder engine with turbocharging and five valves per cylinder produced 210PS.

    The split grille still used in the second-generation Audi A3 was replaced in 2005 by the Singleframe, which went on to become the brand’s defining design element. Audi also expanded
    by Published on 10-12-2016 10:15 AM
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    All-wheel-drive makes for even stronger all-round appeal in TT TDI with appropriately sporting performance and uncommon economy

    • All-wheel drive in Audi TT 2.0TDI with 184PS extends the range
    • Strong performance and excellent traction combined with high efficiency
    • Opens for UK ordering in early 2017 - UK pricing TBC - first deliveries in spring

    Fun, frugal and now driving all four wheels for optimal all-weather performance – the ever- popular TT 2.0 TDI with its blend of compelling pace and level-headed economy is now also available with the reassurance of quattro drive. Coupe and Roadster versions of the new TT 2.0 TDI quattro will become available for UK ordering early in 2017 and will reach their first customers here next spring.
    The new quattro-equipped duo will complement the existing front-wheel-driven TT 2.0 TDI ultra models, which will continue alongside them. Where these are equipped exclusively with six-speed manual transmission, the new 2.0 TDI quattro variants use a six-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission without exception.

    The quattro drive uses an electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch to distribute the torque to both axles. In many everyday driving situations, it will direct the engine’s power predominantly to the front wheels. Should traction decrease there, the clutch continuously redirects the torque to the rear within a few milliseconds.

    At the limit, the quattro system operates in tandem with wheel-selective torque control, an intelligent software feature of the Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC). This makes
    by Published on 28-10-2016 02:05 PM
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    • Atlas will be manufactured in the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga (USA) and opens an important segment for the brand
    • New SUV impresses with its spacious interior and a comprehensive range of driver assistance systems
    • Two engine variants: the 2.0 TSI four-cylinder turbo and the powerful 3.6 VR6, both with 8-speed automatic transmission
    • Front-wheel drive or optional 4Motion all-wheel drive system for VR6 models

    World premiere of the Volkswagen Atlas in California! The new seven-seater SUV for the US market was unveiled last night on Santa Monica Pier at the end of historic Route 66. The Atlas launches a new chapter in the company's American history. The new model will be built in Chattanooga (Tennessee) for the North American market and offers innovative technology and spaciousness. In addition, the new Atlas thrills with hallmark Volkswagen driving dynamics and attention to detail.

    “This is the biggest and boldest Volkswagen we have ever built in the United States, delivering the distinctive design and craftsmanship we’re known for, now with room for seven,” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, Volkswagen CEO of North America Region.

    The Volkswagen Atlas opens up an important segment for the brand: midsize SUVs formed a tenth of all new registrations in the USA in 2015. For the first time, Volkswagen’s Atlas now offers a model in this high-volume class in the category between the Tiguan and the Touareg that is fully tailored to American needs.

    Building on the modular transverse matrix (MQB) from Volkswagen, the Atlas is born with the latest Volkswagen design DNA.
    by Published on 28-10-2016 02:04 PM
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    • New design treatment to the front and rear
    • Available with the latest full-LED headlight technology
    • Latest generation infotainment systems with displays in glass design
    • ŠKODA Connect provides versatile networking with mobile online services
    • Driver assistance systems with technologies
    • Two TSI and Two TDI engines available from launch in the UK

    ŠKODA has made major revisions to its best-selling model, the OCTAVIA. Available internationally at the end of the year, early 2017 in the UK, the model features a newly designed front and rear section, state-of-the-art driver assistance systems, infotainment and connectivity, as well as additional new equipment which further enhance the OCTAVIA’s appeal. The compact model is available in Hatch and Estate form.

    “The ŠKODA OCTAVIA has always been in a class of its own in the compact segment,” says ŠKODA CEO Bernhard Maier. “As the 'heart of the brand', the Octavia has decisively shaped ŠKODA’s outstanding development from the very start, and has made the company what it is today: an internationally successful automotive manufacturer with a presence in more than 100 markets worldwide. With the now extensively revised ŠKODA OCTAVIA, we are keen to continue this development sustainably.”

    The ŠKODA OCTAVIA is the Czech automaker’s best-selling model. At the upper end of its segment, ŠKODA’s bestseller has set new standards in terms of space, functionality, safety and comfort technology, design and value for money. In the 20 years since the 1996 reintroduction of the ŠKODA OCTAVIA, five million customers from all over the world have
    by Published on 23-10-2016 11:36 AM
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    • New SEAT Leon receives subtly updated design with greater elegance and dynamism
    • Raft of new additions across the range, including new engines, state-of-the-art technology such as Connectivity Box, and an array of assistance systems, including Blind Spot Detection
    • New engines including 1.0 115PS for first time in UK, as well as 1.6 TDI 115PS
    • Luxury XCELLENCE trim level also joins the fold
    • New Leon CUPRA family with “its own surprises” debuts in early 2017
    • New Leon launches in UK showrooms in February 2017. Full range pricing and specification to be released closer to launch

    SEAT is continuing its relentless product offensive with the unveiling of the New Leon, ahead of its launch in early 2017. The latest incarnation of the Barcelona-based brand’s best-selling model already has a multi-award-winning recipe , blending key ingredients of comfort, technology and quality, with emotional design and driving pleasure. The successful “Leon formula” Is now having a drop of extra technology and design added to the mix.

    “With the New SEAT Leon, we want to continue the success story of one of SEAT’s most emblematic models, including further technologies in terms of driving assistance systems, safety systems and, of course, connectivity”
    added the Vice-President for R&D, Dr. Matthias Rabe.

    A sharper, even more harmonious design

    Without a doubt, one of the main reasons for the current Leon’s success has been its striking and high quality design, so, for 2017, some subtle changes have been added. SEAT Design Director, Alejandro Mesonero Romanos, affirmed, “The Leon is a very attractive model and it isn’t necessary to change its image,
    by Published on 23-10-2016 11:30 AM
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    Sharpened Coupé and Sportback models deploy an all-new platform and cutting edge infotainment to mix business with pleasure perfectly

    • SE, Sport and S line specification available on both models
    • Three TDI and two TFSI engines join the A5 Coupé range
    • Five-door Sportback configurable with one TFSI and two TDI engines from launch
    • Flagship S5 available in both body styles with 354PS and 500Nm
    • Audi Drive Select, three-zone electric climate control, Twin leather upholstery, heated front seats, power-operated tailgate, Audi Smartphone interface and Audi connect Safety and Service comprise standard specification
    • Wide range of technology available such as Matrix LEDs, Audi Phone Box, Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System, Audi virtual cockpit
    • Pricing starts from Ł30,700 OTR for the Coupé in 2.0 TFSI form and from Ł38,005 OTR for the A5 Sportback 2.0 TDI quattro Sport (SE pricing will be announced at a later date)
    • 4.7-second S5 Coupé and Sportback both priced from Ł47,000 OTR

    Less than a month after its European debut at Paris, the successor to the five-door Audi acclaimed for wrapping high functionality in a captivating coupé-like silhouette is ready to order in the UK. Sporting a host of technological advancements that encapsulate Vorsprung durch Technik under its sharpened and toned skin, the A5 Sportback joins the equally attractive new Coupé which has been available since late September. It will touch down here a couple of months after its two-door relative in February 2017.

    Heading up the highly intelligent new range, and available to order at the same time in both Coupé and Sportback form is an even faster, more powerful and more efficient S5 quattro, now featuring a turbocharged V6 TFSI.
    by Published on 15-10-2016 02:27 PM
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    VW Audi Forum are please to announce that we are now the SOLE UK DISTRIBUTOR of the AutoComSoft VIS (V Info System).

    VIS is an electronic auto-diagnostic service manual for Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Škoda vehicles.

    Guides are avaiable for coding, adaptation, basic settings and configuration of most of the control units.engine control units, the control procedures are also described, for instance, control of the intake air mass sensor, pedal sensors, control of the temperature sensors and/or detailed procedure for regeneration of the diesel particulate filter, or service of the electomechnical parking brake. The user thus easily gets information about, for instance, correct testing of filling pressure, setting of the service intervals or adaptation of ignition keys. The system offers alucid system to the user for selection of vehicle brand, model, control unit and finally the required diagnostics operation. The information displayed about the diagnostics operation can also be printed. The system further displays the location of the diagnostics socket for all supported vehicles.

    Current version of VIS is 6.4 and version of data (EN release) is 117201690214EN. Last actualization was on 30.6.2016.

    VIS - vag info system is provided electronically. Upon purchase of a licence, the customer receives a licence sheet, which contains the login data for his newly created user account. After login, the customer downloads the newest installation package to his computer and installs it. After ...
    by Published on 14-10-2016 11:48 AM
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    • ŠKODA Kodiaq UK specification: four trim levels from launch
    • S, SE, SE L and Edition models available from launch
    • Prices from Ł21,495 (OTR)
    • High equipment levels across 24 model launch range
    • Alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment systems and air-conditioning standard
    • Five engine options from launch, with 4x4 and DSG transmissions available
    • ŠKODA Connect available across the range
    • Available to order from November 2016; first UK deliveries expected April 2017

    UK prices and specifications for the all-new ŠKODA Kodiaq have been announced ahead of its showroom debut early next year. ŠKODA’s first ever seven-seater SUV will start from just Ł21,495 (OTR) when ordering starts in November, and will be available from launch in four trim levels, five engine options, two and four-wheel drive, and a choice of manual or DSG gearboxes.

    Setting a new benchmark for value

    The Kodiaq will be available in 24 different variants when order books open in November. The range comprises three familiar trims; S, SE and SE L along with a new Edition grade that celebrates the arrival of the brand’s first ever seven-seater SUV.


    The range starts with the S model that despite its entry level status and price tag of just Ł21,495 (OTR), is brimming with standard equipment. The specification list includes LED daytime running lights, 17-inch Ratikon alloy wheels, leather multifunction steering wheel and manual air-conditioning. S models also feature Front Assist, KESSY Go, Swing touchscreen infotainment system, DAB digital radio and SmartLink for seamless smartphone connectivity. The S model is available with a 1.4 TSI 125PS engine only.


    SE models are priced from Ł22,945 (OTR) and are available with a broad range of engine and transmission options (see table for availability). Standard specification includes 18-inch Elbrus alloy wheels, sunset glass, cruise
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