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    by Published on 14-05-2021 11:53 AM
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    • New features and options for the Flying Spur, building on the best
    • Exterior paint palette increases to 63, with the addition of Cambrian Grey
    • City Specification, Welcome Lighting and Air Ioniser now standard
    • New open pore woods and a new exterior colour expand customer choice
    • Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) eliminated via advanced computer-aided technology
    • Sustainable design process used to create the Flying Spur’s ultimate in-cabin experience
    • Zero-waste Virtual Prototyping reduces physical parts in test phase
    • Unrivalled refinement pays homage to founder W.O. Bentley’s mantra of building a ‘dead silent 100 mph car’

    The world’s finest four door sedan has been made even better with increased technology and comfort now as standard, along with new and contemporary interior veneer choices and a new exterior paint - Cambrian Grey, that expands the standard paint palette to 63 colours.

    City Specification consolidates an array of optional content and becomes part of the standard vehicle specification at 22 Model Year. These features include; Traffic sign recognition, hands free boot opening, extended safeguard features, top view camera, welcome lighting and automatic dimming mirrors, as well as the Air Ioniser. This adds a greater depth of features to one of the most luxurious cabins of any grand tourer.

    The serenely quiet Flying Spur benefits from the application of state-of-the-art technology to deliver the ultimate, in-cabin experience. Noise, vibration and harshness - known in the automotive industry as NVH - have been painstakingly eliminated, helping to ensure the Flying Spur is not only the world’s finest, luxury four-door Grand Tourer, but also offers phenomenal acoustic ...
    by Published on 14-05-2021 11:48 AM
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    • Design sketch reveals first impression of the new Polo GTI1
    • Successful compact sports car is sharper, full of power and dynamism
    • World premiere scheduled for end of June 2021

    Just in time for the traditional GTI weekend meet on Lake Wörthersee, which is again unable to take place due to COVID-19, Volkswagen is offering a first peek at the new Polo GTI. The compact sports car is based on the new Polo that was recently presented, and will become the premium version of the product line. This GTI model also represents pure dynamism and expressive design – the success factors of the GTI concept. The official world premiere of the new Polo GTI will take place at the end of June 2021.

    “Once a GTI, always a GTI” – that’s how fans of the sporty Volkswagen models with the “magic three letters” continually express their loyalty. GTI – pure fascination and excitement. The success story continues, with the new Polo GTI in the starting blocks. Traditionally, it is the sportiest model in the Polo series. With its high-torque front-wheel drive, dynamically tuned sports chassis and expressive design, it really stands out from the crowd. Moreover, it fulfils the promise of exceptional driving dynamics in combination with exceptional everyday usability.

    The legendary GTI meet at Wörthersee Lake

    The GTI meet can look back on a long history. GTI fans met for the first time in 1982 in the Austrian municipality of Reifnitz/Maria Wörth. Over the years, the event not only attracted car enthusiasts, ...
    by Published on 14-05-2021 11:44 AM
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    • The core components of the latest e-vehicle generation are manufactured at Volkswagen Group Components in Braunschweig, Germany
    • Performance variants from 45 kWh1 to 77 kWh2/3; range of up to 549 km in the WLTP
    • Rapid charging with a capacity of up to 125 kW, power for 320 km in 30 minutes

    What do the fully electric compact Volkswagen ID.3, the ID.4, which was recently singled out for the “2021 World Car of the Year” award, and the recently presented high-performance model ID.4 GTX have in common? They all have cutting-edge technology on board in the shape of the high-voltage battery system from Volkswagen Group Components in Braunschweig. This makes for strong performance, long range, excellent safety and rapid charging. The demand for attractive and affordable electric vehicles based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) is so high that the site recently expanded production to up to 500,000 batteries a year.

    Thomas Schmall, member of the Group Board of Management for Technology and CEO of Volkswagen Group Components: “The battery is the technical heart of the electric vehicle as it determines driving pleasure, costs, range and charging experience. For this reason, it plays a key role for ensuring sustained customer satisfaction in our Group brands.”

    Battery systems are therefore an integral part of making the ACCELERATE brand strategy a reality. The Volkswagen brand has announced that it will significantly increase its sales figures for electric vehicles by 2030: it intends to increase unit sales of all-electric models (BEV) in Europe to 70 percent, and to 50 percent in the US and China. The long-term aim is complete decarbonisation of the brand in terms ...
    by Published on 14-05-2021 11:38 AM
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    • Comprehensive technology update for the long version of the Tiguan.
    • Travel Assist supports the driver when steering, braking and accelerating.
    • New equipment matrix, new touch controls and optional Harman Kardon premium sound system.
    • Variable interior with a third row of seats (optional) and space for up to seven passengers.
    • Successful long-wheelbase version: 1.5 million vehicles sold globally since launch in 2017.

    The Tiguan was given an update back in autumn 2020 and now it is the turn of the long-wheelbase version: revised design, new control and assist systems, new premium features such as interactive IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights and touch panels to control the standard automatic air conditioner take the Tiguan Allspace to the next level. Currently, more than every second Tiguan (55 percent) that rolls off the production line worldwide has a long wheelbase. The XL version of the Tiguan Allspace can, upon request, be fitted to become an SUV with seven seats or boast 1,920 litres of storage space. Pre-sales start in the next few weeks. In Germany, it is available in the new specification packages Life, Elegance and R-Line.

    Since the start of production of the long version in 2017, around 1.5 million units of the long-wheelbase version (LWB) have been sold worldwide. The long version offered in Europe as the Tiguan Allspace is optionally available with a third row of seats – a rare specification option in this segment. This feature makes it a perfect partner for families and people with an active lifestyle.

    After the major visual and technological update of the Tiguan, the Tiguan Allspace is now next ...
    by Published on 14-05-2021 11:34 AM
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    • ‘Pure’ and ‘Pure Performance’ battery and motor options now available
    • New powertrains available in City or Style trim levels
    • Entry-level ID.4 City Pure is eligible for PIVG, starting from Ł32,150 OTR

    The Volkswagen ID.4 range has grown further, with City and Style variants of the 2021 World Car of the Year rolling out to UK customers. Both models bring the option of ‘Pure’ and ‘Pure Performance’ battery and motor specifications, with the former delivering 52 kWh and 148 PS, and the latter having 170 PS on tap, with the same 52 kWh net battery capacity setup. The new City also represents the new entry-point into the ID.4 range, and qualifies for the PIVG, which brings the car’s OTR price down to Ł32,150 (RRP).

    In addition to the four ‘Pro Performance’ specifications already offered on the ID.4 (1ST Edition, Life, Family and Max), the ID.4 is now offered with ‘Pure’ and ‘Pure Performance’ battery and powertrain options, with ‘Pure’ versions providing 148 PS and 220 Nm of torque, while the ‘Pure Performance’ delivers 170 PS and 310 Nm of torque. Both of these feature a battery pack with 52 kWh (net capacity), which enables up to 213 miles of range across both City specifications, and up to 211 miles in Style variants (all WLTP, combined).

    These latest trims fit below the existing ones in the ID.4 line-up, with the City Pure having the additional bonus of being eligible for the Government’s Plug-in Vehicle Grant, thus starting at an eye-catching Ł32,150 OTR (with PIVG deducted). The City Pure Performance is priced at Ł36,030, the Style ...
    by Published on 14-05-2021 11:30 AM
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    • Enyaq iV named Best Family Car 2021 by
    • Judges praise the Enyaq iV’s practicality, cost and comfort
    • ŠKODA’s first purpose-built electric car is on sale now with prices from Ł31,995 (inc PICG)

    The new ŠKODA Enyaq iV – the brand’s first ever purpose-built pure electric car – has started its trophy collection by scoring a major category victory at the 2021 awards.

    The electric car review and advice site named the new Enyaq iV as the Best Family Car 2021, with the judges praising the newcomer’s practicality and design. Commenting on the award, founder Ginny Buckley said: “We’ve had more questions from readers about this car than any other over the past year. Real people are thinking it could be the right car for them. Having driven the car on UK roads, we don’t think they’ll be disappointed.”

    Fellow judge Tom Ford added: “With a range of battery and options to suit, the Enyaq iV is one of the biggest surprises of the year, distilling ŠKODA’s best attributes into a vehicle that’s as comprehensive for a family car as you’re likely to find. If this is what the future of family motoring looks like, we’re all for it.”

    The Enyaq iV marks the start of a new era for ŠKODA, and will spearhead a new range of all-electric models over coming years. Available from launch with two battery pack options (62kWh and 82kWh*) and a completely new range structure that allows customers to choose between five striking interior Design Selections, the Enyaq ...
    by Published on 08-05-2021 10:50 AM
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    • Fourth generation of the popular small car is based on Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB-A0 platform for the first time
    • Most spacious car within its segment, boot increased by 50 l
    • Emotive design, state-of-the-art infotainment and new Simply Clever solutions

    Twenty-two years after the ŠKODA Fabia made its debut, the Czech car manufacturer is lining up the fourth generation of its popular small car. It is now based on Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB-A0 platform and is the most spacious car within its segment, boasting further improved comfort features and numerous advanced safety and assistance systems. Classic and appealing brand qualities, such as value for money, high levels of functionality, and a plethora of Simply Clever features, make the new Fabia a true ŠKODA.

    Thomas Schäfer, ŠKODA AUTO CEO, said: “The Fabia has been an integral part of our portfolio for over 20 years and embodies the core values of our brand like no other model. The latest generation has everything it takes to seamlessly build on the success of its predecessors. It offers more space than its competitors, perfect connectivity, advanced assistance systems and an emotive design – in other words, all you need, and a little more.”

    For the first time, the ŠKODA Fabia is based on the modular MQB-A0 platform from Volkswagen Group, which made it possible to make the interior even bigger. Now exceeding the four-metre mark, at 4,108 mm, the new Fabia is considerably longer than its predecessor. The boot – which at 330 l was already the largest in the segment – has gained an additional 50 l to a capacious 380 l. Now based on the MQB-A0, the new Fabia also boasts many assistance systems that were previously reserved for higher-tier vehicles. In conjunction with the even stiffer body, the small car offers excellent active and passive safety.

    Emotive design, best-in-class aerodynamics and a range of more than 900 km

    Its emotive design and self-assured proportions make the new Fabia very appealing. Razor-sharp headlights, as well as tail lights with modern LED technology and crystalline structures, emphasise its dynamic appearance. The redesigned interior features a symmetrical dashboard with a free‑standing central display, an optional digital instrument cluster and horizontal decorative strips. From ...
    by Published on 08-05-2021 10:40 AM
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    • Continental GT Speed Coupe and Convertible showcases an unrivalled combination of dynamic performance and luxurious ride comfort
    • Highly advanced chassis includes four new technologies
    • New 440mm diameter brakes are the largest on any car in the world
    • Exceptional fade resistance, increasing only by 1.1 metres, to just 61.1 metres after ten consecutive stops from 80 mph
    • Selectable electronic stability control enabling driver freedom
    • All-wheel steering and electronic rear differential enhance vehicle agility and stability
    • 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds); top speed 208 mph (335 km/h)

    The new Continental GT Speed Coupe and Convertible represents the very pinnacle of performance grand touring, and defines the most dynamic road-going Bentley ever made, with no compromise to comfort or luxury. A combination of four chassis technologies give the Continental GT Speed a level of agility, performance and ride quality that has been stretched to new levels.

    Bentley Dynamic Ride and three-chamber active air suspension with adaptive damping play a key role in the balance of the car and provide a formidable foundation to build upon. The optional and newly-developed Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Variable Electronic Stability Control, All Wheel Steering, and an Electronic Limited Slip Differential bolster the agility and performance even further.

    Combining the new systems the Continental GT Speed still maintains Bentley’s philosophy that a vehicle should feel progressive and secure, yet still be dynamic.

    To achieve this philosophy in BENTLEY and COMFORT mode, overall grip is balanced between the front and rear wheels, while in SPORT this mode has been calibrated with a more ...
    by Published on 08-05-2021 10:36 AM
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    • World premiere: Volkswagen will introduce the new Tiguan Allspace1 on May 12
    • Most successful Volkswagen SUV launches with sharper design and technical highlights
    • Over six million of the two Tiguan models have been sold since 2007

    The Tiguan was given an update back in autumn last year, and now the countdown has started for its equally successful brother. The Tiguan Allspace is celebrating its premiere on 12 May. In addition to a fresh new design for the exterior, the long version also boasts advanced technical features: new control and assist systems guarantee even more convenience and the Tiguan Allspace now has a wide range of online-based services and functions on board thanks to the MIB3 Infotainment

    Since its introduction back in 2007, the Tiguan has gone from a newcomer to one of the best-selling SUV models on the market. One of the main factors for this success is the 2017 launch of the Tiguan Allspace, a 22-centimetre longer version of the Tiguan. Around 1.5 million of the Long Wheel Base variant (LWB) have been sold worldwide since its market launch in 2017 until the end of March this year. The technical and visual update of the Tiguan in autumn 2020 opens the next chapter of the success story. The Tiguan Allspace has received the same treatment and now dazzles with a sharper look, digital cockpit and comprehensive connectivity.

    The Tiguan Allspace is the long version of the best-selling Tiguan and offers even more space with a luggage compartment volume of up to 1,920 litres. ...
    by Published on 08-05-2021 10:32 AM
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    • New 2.0 TSI 245PS powertrain introduced as CUPRA Leon’s most affordable model
    • Prices start at Ł31,460 RRP for the latest version of the performance hatchback
    • Order books open with generously-equipped VZ1 and VZ2 trim levels
    • Available to configure now at and orderable at one of 59 retail spaces across the country

    CUPRA has introduced a new powertrain to its Leon range, with order books open from today.

    The brand’s iconic hatchback has received a new 245PS output of the 2.0 TSI DSG-auto powertrain, increasing the affordability of the CUPRA Leon. Now available to order, prices start from Ł31,460 RRP for the VZ1 trim and rise to Ł32,695 for the VZ2 trim.

    Available exclusively with the DSG-auto transmission, the latest iteration delivers 245PS and 370Nm of torque. The efficient turbocharged petrol engine powers the CUPRA Leon from 0-62mph in just 6.4 seconds, with a limited top speed of 155mph.

    The 245PS 2.0 TSI promises to offer a perfect balance between performance, efficiency and comfort, with all CUPRA Leon variants including a host of performance design features and technology as standard.

    The range kicks off with the VZ1 trim, which features 18-inch machined black and silver alloy wheels, sports bumpers, black brake calipers, CUPRA’s unique chrome and copper interior detailing, a flat-bottomed perforated leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles, sports bucket seats and a rear diffuser with oval quad (two either side) exhaust pipes.

    A comprehensive selection of ...
    by Published on 30-04-2021 06:42 PM
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    • 45 years of hot-hatch history marked by special-edition GTI Clubsport
    • GTI Clubsport 45 follows anniversary editions spanning six generations
    • Ł39,980 RRP OTR for the latest special addition to the Golf GTI story

    The Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 opens for order to UK customers from tomorrow, marking 45 years of one of the world’s most iconic and best-loved badges with a highly desirable and bespoke limited-edition hot hatchback.

    The GTI Clubsport 45 is the sixth generation of Golf to be bestowed with a special anniversary edition, and is based on the Golf GTI Clubsport – the quickest and most powerful production Golf GTI in the current eighth-generation line-up – and adds a package of upgrades befitting of such a landmark model. The Golf GTI Clubsport 45 is priced from Ł39,980 RRP OTR.

    The recipe is simple, but effective – Volkswagen takes the Golf GTI Clubsport, with its 5.6-second sprint to 62 mph, 300 PS and 400 Nm of torque, removes the speed limiter to facilitate a top speed of 166 mph (where permitted), and adds an Akrapovič titanium sports exhaust system to augment the car’s engine note, save weight and improve exhaust flow. The already sporty aesthetic of the GTI Clubsport is given additional assertiveness with a set of dynamic 19-inch ‘Scottsdale’ alloy wheels, which feature a high-gloss black finish and a
    Tornado Red pinstripe around the rim. The car’s special status is further marked out by ‘45’ lettering on the side sill panels, and a metallic black finish to the door mirror covers and upper part of the spoiler.

    Inside, GTI lettering appears on the backrests of ...
    by Published on 30-04-2021 06:36 PM
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    • Fourth generation of the small car features ŠKODA’s enhanced interior concept
    • Improved sense of space, fresh colours and technologies from higher vehicle classes
    • New ŠKODA Fabia celebrates its world premiere at the beginning of May

    ŠKODA AUTO reveals further details of the new Fabia and gives a first impression of the interior of the fourth model generation in an official design sketch. Based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Toolkit MQB-A0, the interior of the popular small car offers even more room, an enhanced sense of spaciousness and fresh colours. Technologies from higher vehicle classes have also been incorporated. The Czech car manufacturer is systematically refining the interior concept already implemented in the current ŠKODA Octavia by introducing new details in the Fabia. The new ŠKODA Fabia will be celebrating its world premiere at the beginning of May.

    The new, fourth generation of the ŠKODA Fabia is based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Toolkit MQB-A0, making it longer and wider than its predecessor. This extra room creates a more spacious atmosphere for passengers. The symmetrically designed instrument panel with its central, free-standing display and a coloured horizontal decorative trim accentuates the width of the interior, and the character line beneath the display mirrors the ŠKODA grille. Large round air outlets on the right and left create new accents, as do the coloured elements in the centre console and door handles along with the newly designed ...
    by Published on 30-04-2021 06:32 PM
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    • New Golf eHybrid opens for order in UK today in Style trim, priced from Ł32,995 RRP OTR and Ł32,940 P11D, with a BIK rate of only 7%
    • Economical 204 PS 1.4 TSI plug-in hybrid power plant offers a second Golf PHEV option, joining 245 PS unit powering the GTE
    • Fuel economy of up to 235 mpg (WLTP, combined); CO2 emissions of 21 g/km (WLTP); 44-mile pure electric range

    Volkswagen is today opening its order books for an important, fleet-friendly addition to its Golf plug-in hybrid line-up with the unveiling in the UK of the new Golf eHybrid Style model. Priced from Ł32,995 RRP OTR, and offering CO2 emissions of 21 g/km (WLTP) and fuel economy of up to 235 mpg (WLTP, combined) – as well as a pure-electric range of 44 miles on a full charge – the new 204 PS Golf eHybrid is set to expand significantly the appeal of the brand’s plug-in hybrid offerings.

    The new five-door Golf becomes available in the UK as Volkswagen works to broaden already-strong interest in its plug-in hybrid Golf, which to this point has been represented here solely by the sporty Golf GTE. Sitting beneath the 245 PS GTE, the new 204 PS eHybrid model is offered exclusively in luxurious ‘Style’ trim, meaning that this sprightly yet frugal new offering is as well appointed as it is well engineered.

    The new plug-in hybrid drive makes it possible for the Golf to become a zero tailpipe-emission vehicle when running on pure-electric power only. Comprising a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery that is located beneath the rear bench seat, the drive system provides a compelling ...
    by Published on 30-04-2021 06:28 PM
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    • CUPRA continues to expand its range of vehicles with the addition of new powertrains and lower starting prices for Formentor and Leon Estate
    • Formentor e-HYBRID 204PS introduces a lower starting price of Ł35,770 and even greater efficiency for the plug-in hybrid powertrain
    • Formentor 2.0 TSI petrol engine now available in 190PS 4Drive and 245PS variants, priced from Ł32,000
    • Leon Estate 2.0 TSI 310PS goes on sale, offering the ultimate blend of performance, style and practicality with prices starting from Ł38,475
    • All available to configure at A Lifestyle and Sports Car Brand with a Passion for Racing | CUPRA UK and at one of 58 retail spaces across the UK

    The CUPRA family continues to expand with new variants of Formentor and Leon Estate now available to order.

    For Formentor, a selection of new petrol and plug-in hybrid powertrains have been added to the range.

    Formentor e-HYBRID DSG-auto 204PS introduces a lower starting price for the plug-in hybrid variant, with prices starting from Ł35,770 RRP for V1 trim and rising to Ł37,600 RRP for V2 trim.

    This new variant of Formentor is the most efficient in the range, delivering up to 235.4mpg on the combined WLTP cycle and CO2 emissions from 27g/km. The e-HYBRID 204PS qualifies for a low BiK rating of 11% for 2021/22, making it an attractive proposition for fleet and company car drivers.

    The plug-in hybrid powertrain couples a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine with a 116PS electric motor and 12.8kWh battery pack. This produces a combined 204PS of power and 330Nm of torque - enough to propel Formentor from 0-62mph in 7.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 127mph.

    Formentor e-HYBRID 204PS can be driven up to 37 miles ...
    by Published on 23-04-2021 11:08 AM
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    • Bentley Mulliner creates a limited edition exclusively for Japan
    • Restricted to ten cars, across six Japanese cities
    • Fine attention to detail creates a contemporary specification
    • Monochrome theme focused on black, silver and white
    • Piano Moonbeam over Grand Black veneers
    • Specially-developed silver thread runs through the cabin
    • Carbon fibre Styling Specification finished with white pinstripe, which takes five days to paint
    • Exterior styling enhances the muscular and powerful appearance of the Continental GT

    Bentley Mulliner has added to its new and expanding Collections portfolio with an expertly handcrafted limited edition for the Japanese market – the Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition. Based around a monochrome colour theme of black, silver and white, the Equinox theme is one that brings power and grace through simplicity. Strictly limited to just ten examples, the Equinox Edition cars are destined for homes across Japan including the cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Hiroshima and Yokohama.

    The exterior of the car has a powerful presence thanks to the contrasting monotone styling that accentuates the dynamic and powerful look of the Continental GT. The choice of powerful black Onyx or icy cool Glacier White exterior paint highlights the sculpted body and sweeping power line that guides the eye along the stunning profile to the muscular rear haunch and down to the striking wheels below.

    The aerodynamic performance of the Continental GT is complemented by the Styling Specification to the exterior. Made from specially commissioned, high gloss, ...
    by Published on 23-04-2021 11:05 AM
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    • Generously appointed new special edition ACTIVE trim is offered on Polo, T-Cross, T-Roc, T-Roc Cabriolet, Golf and Tiguan
    • Appealing new specification sits above the established Match, SE, Design or Life trims, depending on model line
    • Highlights, depending on model, include unique ACTIVE styling features; bespoke alloy wheels; upgraded infotainment and more

    Volkswagen is today revealing details of an enticing new trim level that is being added to a number of its key models in the UK. The freshly minted ACTIVE trim sits above the familiar Match, SE, Design or Life equipment lines – depending on model – and includes a thoughtful selection of styling and equipment upgrades on Polo, T-Cross, T-Roc, T-Roc Cabriolet, Golf and Tiguan.

    The new trim level, available with a wide variety of engine and gearbox combinations across the six models, is designed to drive further value and style into the model lines in which it features, with an array of carefully judged equipment upgrades and a selection of distinctive design additions.

    The precise details of the ACTIVE trim vary by model, but all bar the T-Cross feature versions of the attractive new ‘Galway’ alloy wheel, offered in 15- to 18-inch diameters depending on model; bespoke ACTIVE badging on the ‘B’ pillar, or side fender for the T-Roc Cabriolet; door sills bearing the ACTIVE designation; bespoke ‘ACTIVE’ seat cloth and ACTIVE logo light projection from beneath the door mirrors on the majority of models.

    The beauty of the new ACTIVE trim level is more than skin deep, though, with a variety of important equipment upgrades rolled ...
    by Published on 23-04-2021 10:48 AM
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    • After GTI and GTE, the new label continues the successful history of the top performance models at Volkswagen in the electric world
    • All-wheel drive with intelligent performance: The new GTX models offer excellent driving fun for a wide range of customers - locally emission-free
    • The first vehicle of the new product family will be the ID.4 GTX1

    With the new ID.4 GTX, Volkswagen is showing the first sporty top-of-the-range electric model on April 28th: In Europe, the respective performance models of the ID. Family will wear the logo GTX in the future. Similar to GTI and GTE, it stands for its own product brand - it charges the world of electric mobility from Volkswagen with new, intelligent sportiness.

    "The letters GT have long stood for driving pleasure," says Klaus Zellmer, Board Member for Marketing and Sales at the Volkswagen brand. “Now the X is building the bridge to the mobility of the future. Sustainability and sportiness are not mutually exclusive, but complement each other intelligently. "

    The GTX models are particularly impressive when it comes to performance and design. An additional electric motor on the front axle brings the all-wheel drive into the ID. family designed for maximum efficiency. The additional motor switches on intelligently within a few milliseconds when very high performance or strong traction are required. In the new “Traction” driving mode, it is even permanently activated.

    In addition, sporty design details and their own light signature underline the top performance of ...
    by Published on 23-04-2021 10:42 AM
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    • The fourth generation of the popular model will be significantly larger and more expressive
    • Headlights and rear lights add visual and technical highlights
    • The world premiere of the new ŠKODA Fabia is set for May

    ŠKODA AUTO is building anticipation for the upcoming fourth generation of the Fabia by releasing the first official design sketches. The popular small car from the Czech car manufacturer will be significantly larger, more dynamic and more expressive than its successful predecessors. Switching over to the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Toolkit MQB-A0 has made the new proportions possible and created even more space for passengers and luggage. Additional highlights include the sharply drawn front headlights and rear lights featuring LED technology. The world premiere of the new ŠKODA Fabia will take place this May.

    Two of the design sketches show the clear, modern and dynamically drawn lines of the new ŠKODA Fabia. The fourth generation will be 111 millimetres longer and 48 millimetres wider than its predecessor. This is the first time the new Fabia will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Toolkit MQB-A0. In addition to even more space for passengers, this also adds an extra 50 litres to the boot. The diagonal front view offers a first glimpse of the flat front headlights and the wide ŠKODA grille, which has a sporty, elegant look with a chrome frame and black ribs. Large wheels also enhance the powerful appearance.

    The elongated roof spoiler with side finlets ...
    by Published on 23-04-2021 10:39 AM
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    • Sharper design: New Polo is equipped with LED headlights and LED tail light clusters as standard, and has been given a new look at both front and rear
    • Digital and always on: Digital Cockpit (fitted as standard), online infotainment systems, air conditioning operated via touchscreen
    • High-tech features: Equipped with IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist (partly automated driving) and IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights (interactive lighting) for the first time

    With more than 18 million units built, the Polo is one of the world’s most successful compact cars. Now, in a world premiere, Volkswagen is set to unveil the next evolutionary stage of the Polo; presales will start in May already. The design, technologies and specification matrix of the bestseller have had a comprehensive update, as is immediately obvious when you see the vehicle’s new front and rear. And the range of standard equipment has been expanded significantly. On board every model you will now find: LED headlights and LED tail light clusters, the Digital Cockpit (digital instruments), an infotainment system and a multifunction steering wheel, among other things. In addition, the Polo now offers partly automated driving across its entire speed range thanks to the optional IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist system. Other new features include interactive IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights and operation of the automatic air conditioning via touchscreen.

    The new Polo uses technologies that have previously only been available in higher vehicle classes. For example, there is the optional ...
    by Published on 15-04-2021 10:12 AM
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    • ID.3 is now available from just Ł28,370* in new entry-level City trim
    • 45 kWh (net) battery provides up to 217 miles of range (WLTP, combined)
    • City and Style specifications further broaden appeal of ID.3 family

    The Volkswagen ID.3 will be available from Ł28,370* in new Pure Performance guise from tomorrow. Two trims – entry-level City and design-focused Style – become available with the new powertrain, in addition to the Pro, Pro Performance and Pro S versions already on sale in the UK. The Pure Performance is differentiated by its lighter 45 kWh (net) battery, 150 PS power output and 310 Nm of torque.

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