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    by Published on 16-08-2014 03:14 PM
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    The revised Volkswagen Jetta is now open for ordering at Volkswagen Retailers, ahead of first deliveries in December.
    The new Jetta – which made its debut at the New York Auto Show in April – features revised styling front and rear, enhanced features and trims and greater efficiency. The Jetta’s styling has been updated to make it sleeker than ever before, with an overall improvement in aerodynamics of 10 per cent. At the front, there’s a revised radiator grille with three horizontal fins, and a reprofiled bumper beneath.
    At the rear the boot lid has been redesigned to incorporate an aerodynamically efficient lip, which extends into the wings at the side. Beneath this are new tail lights and a revised bumper.
    Inside, the Jetta comes with revised instruments, a new design of steering wheel, a variety of new trims around the centre console and new fabric designs for the seats and door trims. New ambient lighting in the Jetta GT gives an upmarket feel.
    As well as styling revisions, the Jetta also comes with new optional assistance systems, including Blind Spot Detection with Rear Traffic Alert.
    All new Jetta models will feature BlueMotion Technology modifications, including stop/start and battery energy recuperation, and all engines are compliant with EU6 emissions legislation. The engines on offer are a 1.4-litre TSI 125 PS unit with a six-speed manual gearbox; a 1.4-litre TSI 150 PS unit with a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearbox; a 2.0-litre TDI with 110 PS and a five-speed manual or ...
    by Published on 16-08-2014 03:09 PM
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    Upgraded specification and new V6 TDI ultra models add to the already obvious attractions of the executive class five-door Sportback

    • New A7 Sportback range now available to order in the UK priced from £45,875 OTR – first customer deliveries in late 2014
    • Simplified specification levels from SE Executive to S line and Black Edition
    • Enhanced S7 and RS 7 models also available priced at £63,375 OTR and £84,480 OTR
    • Styling revisions and LED headlights across the range, Matrix LED lights and indicators with sweeping function for S line and Black Edition, interior decor and infotainment improvements
    • Latest EU6-compliant engine range includes 3.0 TDI ultra capable of returning up to 60.1mpg with CO2output from 122g/km
    • New S tronic twin-clutch transmission replaces multitronic CVT in front-wheel-drive variants
    • S7 Sportback features power upgrade to 450PS and 4% CO2 reduction

    A new range of Audi A7 Sportback models, including a 60mpg V6 TDI ultra, becomes available in the UK this week, further enriching the blend of grand tourer elegance and executive car versatility already offered by the acclaimed ‘five-door coupe’. Priced from £45,875 OTR, the latest, simplified A7 Sportback line-up combines enhanced EU6-compliant engines with styling revisions, new LED headlights and tail lights including ‘sweeping’ indicators, further improved interior decor and upgraded infotainment. The first examples are set to arrive with UK customers in the last quarter of 2014.
    First in line in the new order for the latest A7 Sportback is SE Executive specification, which replaces the Standard and SE options in the ...
    by Published on 16-08-2014 03:04 PM
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    • SEAT launches new ‘Sub8 Performance Pack’ for Leon CUPRA 280 at £2,025
    • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres available too for £460 - £540 less than rival Renault charges for the same option
    • Also new and available to order on CUPRA 280: two coloured exterior packs - Black-Line and White-Line for £500, plus CUPRA bucket seats at £1,250

    Fresh from its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, SEAT has confirmed the price of the ‘Sub8 Performance Pack’ for its Leon CUPRA 280 flagship.
    Fitted to the storming Leon CUPRA 280 which became the first front-wheel-drive car to dip under the elusive eight-minute Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time, the optional pack includes even more substantial brakes, specially-designed 19-inch alloy wheels in either black or orange and body-coloured side skirts for £2,025 including VAT.
    Providing stopping power in keeping with the car’s potency, the brake discs, at 370mm, are 30mm larger than on the standard car and include Brembo four piston callipers.
    The CUPRA 280’s VAQ electronically-controlled limited slip differential, already delivers impressive levels of grip. But, for those discerning owners seeking the ultimate, especially on track, semi-slick Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, which also featured on SEAT’s fastest production car to date, are available for £460. Notably, £540 less than those available on hot hatch rival Mégane Renaultsport 275 Trophy.
    Striking, with a high-quality interior and impressive levels of equipment, the Leon CUPRA 280 is effectively two cars in one. ...
    by Published on 16-08-2014 03:00 PM
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    • I-TECH launches across Mii, Ibiza, Toledo, Altea and Alhambra ranges, bringing together design and technology in one special edition
    • Alloy wheels with titanium finish, I-TECH badging and detailing inside and out for every model
    • New versions offer customer savings of up to £480 (depending on model)
    • Mii by MANGO is flying off the shelf - over 100 sold already - more than twice SEAT UK’s own pre-launch sales forecast

    Marrying its hallmarks of design and technology, SEAT has launched a new special edition, I-TECH, across most of its UK line-up. Offering customer savings of up to £480 compared to buying each of the equipment items separately, the new versions feature on the Mii, Ibiza, Toledo, Altea and Alhambra ranges.
    The first member of the SEAT family to welcome the new addition is Mii. Replacing the former Toca version, I-TECH nestles between SE and Sport, costing £9,995 in 3-door guise, and £10,345 in 5-door. It’s powered by a nippy 1.0-litre 60 PS engine, offering a super-frugal 62.8 miles per gallon.
    Well specified, the I-TECH touches come in the form of 14-inch ‘Spirited’ alloy wheels with titanium finish, a smart I-TECH key cover and black upholstery with gloss grey dashboard panel. SEAT Portable System Live is also part of the package, offering sat nav, Bluetooth® phone connection with audio streaming, micro SD card slot and integrated trip computer functions.
    The best-selling I-TECH range is likely to be Ibiza, which offers it on each of its three bodystyles, SC, 5-door and ST. Fitting snuggly between Toca and the new ‘30 Years’ special edition, ...
    by Published on 09-08-2014 08:21 AM
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    • ŠKODA Yeti Monte Carlo is available now, priced from £24,390
    • Standard features include signature black roof, black detailing on spoiler and front grille and black door mirrors
    • ŠKODA Monte Carlo range now comprises Fabia, Citigo and Yeti models

    Milton Keynes, 7 August 2014 ŠKODA has announced full specification and prices for the eagerly anticipated Yeti Monte Carlo. It’s a distinctive and sophisticated addition to the compact SUV range, and packed with desirable extras.
    Lining up alongside popular Monte Carlo models of the ŠKODA Fabia and Citigo, the name badge celebrates the Czech brand’s long and successful heritage in global stage rallies.
    The ŠKODA Yeti Monte Carlo is based on the equipment levels of SE trim level, but offers customers a long list of added design, comfort and convenience features. The generous additional spec includes the striking Monte Carlo signature black roof with black detailing on the front grille and spoiler, rear diffuser, door mirrors and 17-inch ‘Origami’ alloy wheels.
    Black-tinted front fog lights are also included, as are bi-xenon headlights with cornering function and dynamic angle control. Inside, cars come with a three-spoke leather ‘Supersport’ multi-function steering wheel, sports seats with unique Monte Carlo upholstery and exclusive design detailing on the door sills, instrument cluster and floor mats.
    TheŠKODA YetiMonte Carlo is available with a 2.0-litre TDI CR 170PS DPF diesel engine, with 4x4 transmission as standard. Customers can ...
    by Published on 09-08-2014 08:16 AM
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    All-new Audi sports car with revolutionary all-digital virtual cockpit heads for the UK with a choice blend of performance, efficiency and equipment

    • All-new TT Coupé models now available to order in the UK priced from £29,770 OTR to £35,335 OTR – first deliveries in December
    • 310PS TTS version follows in October – first deliveries in March 2015
    • Sport and S line specification options – highlights of both include fully digital Audi virtual cockpit, MMI touch, xenon or LED headlights, Audi Music Interface, Audi drive select, Alcantara/leather sports seats, keyless go
    • Engines at launch – 2.0 TFSI 230PS in conjunction with front-wheel-drive and quattro all-wheel-drive, 2.0 TDI 184PS exclusively with front-wheel-drive
    • Further improved aluminium and steel hybrid construction processes help to reduce entry level model kerb weight by 50kg
    • Efficiency-focused TT ultra combines 67.3mpg capability with CO2 output of just 110g/km, yet can also reach 62mph in 7.1 seconds and top out at 150mph

    Automotive supercomputer meets state-of-the-art sports car in the all-new Audi TT, which is available to order in the UK from today priced from £29,770 OTR ahead of first deliveries in December. Enveloping its stunning all-digital virtual cockpit and advanced new chassis in a beautiful new body that is unmistakably TT but also distinctly contemporary, the third generation car looks set to incite another quiet revolution in its class. It will even set the agenda in terms of efficiency – despite appropriate performance the new 184PS ultra version will be capable of in excess of 67mpg with CO2 emissions of just 110g/km.
    Two specification levels – Sport and S line – will initially ...
    by Published on 26-07-2014 03:33 PM
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    Porsche today announces the new generation of the Cayenne, the key characteristics of which include sharper design, boosted efficiency and an extensive breadth of standard features. As a sports car among sport utility vehicles (SUVs), besides offering five seats and extensive features, the Cayenne offers a lot of room for a lot of driving fun; combining high performance and typical Porsche design DNA.
    The Cayenne is a unique success story at Porsche. The company introduced the first generation in 2002, and made the idea of a sports car in the SUV segment a reality – and it set a new benchmark right from the start.
    Sales have exceeded all expectations. Over 276,000 examples of the first generation Porsche Cayenne were produced (2002 to 2010), and around 303,000 units of the second generation, which was introduced in 2010, have been produced so far. Over this period, the Cayenne is not only boosting profitable growth at Porsche, it is also creating a solid economic foundation for investments in future generations of sports cars.
    On sale now and arriving in Porsche Centres from 11 October, the new generation of the Cayenne will be launched in five versions: Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne S Diesel and Cayenne Turbo. The highlight is the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, which makes its world premiere as the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment. This model, together with the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the 918 Spyder super sportscar, makes Porsche the world's only car manufacturer to offer three plug-in hybrid models.
    A further development is the new 3.6-litre V6 bi-turbo engine in the Cayenne S, that was fully developed ...
    by Published on 26-07-2014 03:28 PM
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    Five-seat plug-in hybrid offers zero local emissions driving without sacrificing range or everyday usability

    • A3 Sportback e-tron available to order from early August priced at £34,950 OTR (excluding UK government incentives) – first UK customer deliveries from January 2015
    • Electric power makes 176.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 37g/km possible
    • Combined 204PS of system power and 350Nm of system torque – 0-62mph in 7.6 seconds, 137mph top speed
    • Capable of travelling at up to 80mph for up to 31 miles under purely electric power – total range of up to 584 miles
    • Generous specification including LED headlights, HDD navigation and Audi connect Internet-based services

    The 2014 World Car of the Year adds the potential for zero emissions motoring to its repertoire from next month as the new A3 Sportback e-tron becomes the first plug-in hybrid to join the Audi range. Priced from £34,950 OTR (excluding any government incentives), the spacious five-door compact hatchback combines a conventional 1.4-litre TFSI petrol engine with an electric motor to deliver impressive performance, exceptional efficiency and, equally crucially, complete freedom from range limitation. UK ordering will be possible from early August, and the first e-trons will arrive with customers in early 2015.
    The modified 1.4-litre TFSI unit, in this application featuring a peak power output of 150PS, is linked by a clutch to a 75kw electric motor, which is integrated into a specially developed six-speed S tronic transmission sending power to the front wheels. Combined, the two power units generate 204PS ...
    by Published on 19-07-2014 03:02 PM
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    • Rugged off-road look incorporated with ŠKODA’s new design language
    • Advanced 4x4 technology based on fifth-generation Haldex-5 clutch
    • Fuel consumption reduced by an average of 20 percent
    • UK prices start from £25,315. On sale from July

    Fully prepared and always ready for an adventure – the latest model to join the Octavia range is a true Scout in every sense. Building on the strengths of its acclaimed predecessors, the second-generation Octavia Scout is a unique all-rounder that combines off-road ability with exemplary on-road refinement and the brand’s famous practicality.
    Priced from £25,315, the new Octavia Scout features an advanced, fifth-generation Haldex clutch transmission, along with sector-best levels of interior space and a host of safety and comfort systems. Yet despite a significant increase in size and specification, the new Octavia is 20 percent cleaner and more fuel-efficient than the previous model, delivering significant running-cost savings for owners.
    Two engines and transmissions are available from launch: a 2.0 TDI 150PS with a six-speed manual gearbox and a 2.0 TDI 184PS featuring a six-speed DSG as standard. The former returns 55.4mpg on the combined cycle and has CO2 emissions of 129g/km, while the range-topping model returns 55.4mpg and has CO2 emissions of 134g/km.
    In addition to its off-road ability, the new Octavia Scout offers all the acclaimed safety and comfort features of the standard model. All models are available with up to nine airbags and ...
    by Published on 19-07-2014 02:57 PM
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    • Bespoke Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive GB Edition is unique to the UK market, limited to 40 examples
    • Designed and manufactured by Porsche Exclusive, a department of the factory dedicated to providing customers with special vehicles which fulfil their special wishes
    • 911 Turbo S Exclusive GB Edition celebrates 40 years of the 911 Turbo, with distinctive exterior styling and luxurious interior features
    • A sports car icon since 1974, the 911 Turbo remains a benchmark high performance coupé
    • 911 Turbo S Exclusive GB Edition features a 560 hp flat-six twin-turbo engine
    • Available to order now from Porsche Centres, priced from £150,237

    Over four decades, the reputation of the Porsche 911 Turbo as a technology showcase combining the virtues of a circuit race car with those of an everyday road car has consistently reached new heights. Since it first went on sale in 1974, the Porsche 911 Turbo has become revered by car enthusiasts and is renowned as a benchmark high performance sports coupé.
    In 1986, Porsche became the world’s first car manufacturer to establish a specialist department at the factory dedicated to tailoring cars to bespoke requirements. Porsche Exclusive provides customers with a unique vehicle that meets all of their special wishes – in terms of both styling and performance. But besides offering custom manufacturing, Porsche Exclusive also builds extraordinary limited series cars.
    With the unveiling of the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive GB Edition, the enduring appeal of the rear-engined, turbocharged 911 and the tradition at Porsche of building cars for the individual are combined in a coupé that is both the pinnacle of the 911 ...
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