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    by Published on 09-07-2021 04:07 PM
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    • MY22 brings significant changes to ID.3 and ID.4 ordering process for a focus on flexibility and convenience to customers
    • Pre-configured trim-level structure altered in favour of offering customers choice over option packs when ordering an ID.3 or ID.4
    • Seven ID. variants are now eligible for the Plug-in Vehicle Grant

    Volkswagen has rolled out updates across the model range as the brand switches to its 2022 model year. The most marked changes are reserved for the ID.3 and ID.4 models. For the first time since launch, the two award-winning EVs are now offered with configurable trim levels, and a range of option packs are now available across all derivatives. The ID.3 also receives a major price revision that sees it represent even better value for money.

    As the most notable update in the Model Year 2022 (MY22) revisions, the ID.3 and ID.4 are subject to changes in their ordering process, with greater customisation possible. Previously the trim levels came pre-configured, offering a fixed suite of packages, with only colours and wheels being customisable. The MY22 update sees customers able to choose a trim level that best fits their needs and then specify further option packs on top.

    This new structure considerably increases the flexibility of the ID.3 and ID.4 in the customer’s ordering process. For example, previously it was not possible to configure an Augmented Reality Head-up display on any ID.3 model other than the Max and Tour. Now, a customer can choose any trim level and add the Infotainment Package Plus to receive the AR HUD, alongside the additional speakers that are ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:56 PM
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    New fully electric Audi SUV and Sportback models bring innovative design and technology, abundant space and 316-mile range potential to the compact class

    • New electric compact SUV and Sportback available to order now
    • Sport, S line, Edition 1 and Vorsprung specifications
    • SUV pricing starts from £40,750 OTR, Sportback from £42,250 OTR
    • Two battery sizes: 52 kWh (55 kWh gross*) and 77 kWh (82 kWh gross*)
    • 125kW fast charging can restore 80 miles of range in just 10 minutes
    • WLTP-certified driving range on a full charge of up to 316 miles
    • Q4 35 e-tron (170 PS) and Q4 40 e-tron (204 PS) versions with single motor and rear-wheel-drive
    • Q4 50 e-tron (299 PS) equipped with quattro drive via two motors

    The all-new, all-electric Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron are both on sale now, priced from £40,750 OTR and £42,250 OTR respectively. Customer deliveries of the Q4 e-tron are under way, while the first Sportback customers are due to take delivery in October.

    Conveying the progressive design of the concept cars into series production with minimal alteration, the versatile all-rounders will be offered in the UK in conjunction with Sport, S line, Edition 1 and Vorsprung trim options, and with a choice of two battery variants and three drive configurations capable of WLTP-certified driving ranges of up to 316 miles (Q4 40 e-tron Sport). They will also provide unusually ample space in which to go the distance in a fully digital cabin that visually and technologically reflects the Q4 e-tron’s position at the forefront of automotive development. Its forward-looking specification incorporates fittingly ingenious technology, including a pioneering augmented reality head-up display connecting the virtual and real worlds in a totally new way.

    "The imminent arrival of the Q4 Sportback e-tron into our showrooms is the next crucial step in our bold electrification plan," commented Director of Audi UK Andrew Doyle.

    "Both the SUV and Sportback variants bring striking Audi design, impressive packaging, and attractive price points to a new segment of the market. Rapid charging capability and over 300 emission-free miles on a single charge will help ensure our transition from ICE to
    electric power is a smooth one for our customers."

    Audi’s next step: the exterior design

    With the ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:49 PM
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    • Rimac Automobili and Bugatti Automobiles today announce creation of new company, combining their expertise in design, innovation and technology
    • New company to be named Bugatti Rimac d.o.o. and led by Mate Rimac as Chief Executive Officer
    • Rimac Group to be majority shareholder with 55% stake, with Porsche keeping the existing 24% shareholding in the Rimac Group and acquiring 45% stake in new company
    • Transformation of Rimac from ambitious start-up to established global automotive industry player now complete
    • Rimac Automobili will become a Group, split into two separate businesses – the new hypercar business and Rimac Technology
    • Bugatti Rimac d.o.o. will be headquartered in Croatia and begin trading as a new combined entity from Q4 2021
    • Rimac Technology will be an independent entity, developing and manufacturing EV systems for many global automotive companies
    • More information during the live stream event on Monday 5, 8pm CEST, watch on: Rimac Live Event — Bugatti Rimac Announcement - YouTube

    Today, Rimac Automobili announces another major milestone in its history, as it combines forces with iconic automotive brand, Bugatti Automobiles, to create a new automotive and technological powerhouse.

    In just 10 years, Rimac Automobili has progressed from one man garage start-up, to announcing a new company with one of the world’s most iconic car brands to create Bugatti Rimac d.o.o. (in English – LLC).

    In an industry evolving at ever-increasing speed, flexibility, innovation and sustainability remain at the very core of Rimac’s operations. The Croatian-based brand has proven ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:45 PM
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    • Milestone on the path to becoming a software-oriented mobility provider
    • Volkswagen brand becomes the first high-volume manufacturer to regularly update software in customer cars via mobile data transfer
    • ID. models remain up-to-date at all times, even after delivery – cars retain their value better
    • Software updates lay the foundations for new business models
    • Brand CEO Ralf Brandstätter: “We are creating a completely new, digital customer experience with new functions and greater comfort every twelve weeks”

    Volkswagen is taking the next big step towards becoming a software-oriented mobility provider: from this summer, the brand will regularly send software updates “Over-the-Air” to models in its ID. family. This makes Volkswagen the first and only high-volume manufacturer to make this innovative technology available to its customers on a broad basis. The first model to benefit is the ID.31: the latest software version “ID.Software2.3” will be delivered to “First Movers Club” customers via mobile data transfer in July 2021. The update includes adjustments and improvements to operations, performance and comfort. Updates for all ID.3, ID.42 and ID.4 GTX3 customers will follow gradually. In the future, Volkswagen will update the software in its ID. cars every twelve weeks.

    Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand: “Volkswagen is moving up a gear when it comes to digitalisation. After the successful roll-out of our all-electric ID. family, the brand is once again leading the movement: we are creating a totally new, digital customer experience with new functions and greater comfort ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:38 PM
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    • Bentley’s Hybrid range expands with the addition of the Flying Spur
    • Next step in Beyond100 strategy to achieve an end-to-end carbon neutral organisation and journey towards electrification
    • New powertrain delivers the renowned luxury and performance of a Flying Spur, without compromise
    • Combined power of 536 bhp (544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb.ft) provided by a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine and advanced electric motor
    • Total driving range of over 700 km and an expected all-electric range of greater than 40 km EU (WLTP) pending certification
    • Greater access to cities and ULEV zones with the lowest CO2 emissions of the Flying Spur range
    • Subtle exterior badging and additional hybrid information presented via the heads up display, infotainment screen and instrument cluster
    • Expanded suite of My Bentley connected services using embedded SIM with Hybrid specific content

    Bentley Motors is today announcing details of the company’s latest luxury model on its journey to electrification. The introduction of the new Flying Spur Hybrid builds on the success of the third generation Flying Spur, using a highly innovative third powertrain delivering the most environmentally friendly Bentley to date. The introduction of the Flying Spur Hybrid establishes a family of Bentley hybrids for the first time, emphasising Bentley’s commitment to its Beyond100 strategy to become an end-to-end carbon neutral organisation and the world’s leading sustainable luxury mobility company.

    The latest addition to Bentley’s new hybrid range demonstrates that hybridisation does not compromise luxury or performance. With an unperceivable blend between the internal combustion engine and electric motor, refined serenity is on offer regardless of driving mode or style.

    The new powertrain combines a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine with an advanced electric motor, delivering ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:33 PM
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    • Powerful estate car: 235 kW (320 PS)1, 420 Nm, 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds
    • Striking appearance: powerful and sporty R design
    • Outstanding agility: 4MOTION all-wheel drive with R Performance Torque Vectoring, high-performance brake system
    • R Performance package2: two new driving programs Special and Drift, top speed of 270 km/h
    • Digital and connected: R-specific Digital Cockpit Pro, comprehensive assist systems, latest MIB3 Infotainment system
    • Everyday life and leisure time: ball coupling2 for up to 1.9 tonnes towed load, and a maximum luggage compartment volume of 1,642 litres
    • Presales are due to start on 8 July in Germany and Europe with prices starting from EUR 51,5852
    • Go to the film of the premiere here

    With 235 kW (320 PS)1, the new Golf R Estate is the most powerful and dynamic Golf Estate to date. More power and driving dynamics, numerous innovations, more space and strong emotions: this is what makes the new Golf R Estate better than ever before. The standard 4MOTION all-wheel drive with R Performance Torque Vectoring is powered by a 2.0 TSI engine with a maximum torque of 420 Nm.

    Power is transmitted via an R-specific 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. With the optional R Performance package, a top speed of 270 km/h is possible. The package also includes 19-inch wheels and the additional driving modes Special (Nürburgring mode) and Drift (for power slides). A host of assist systems and the latest-generation Infotainment system guarantee even more safety, comfort and convenience.

    The Golf R Estate may be exceptionally sporty, but it also retains all the ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:27 PM
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    • New sporty ID.4 variant is available in two specifications – GTX and comprehensively-equipped GTX Max
    • Prices start at £48,510 OTR for Volkswagen’s first production electric performance car; ID.4 GTX Max equips all option packs for £55,540 OTR
    • Performance meets sustainability, with the sports SUV being produced with the same environmental conscience as the rest of the ID. family

    The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX is now available for UK customers to order, with the first of Volkswagen’s zero tailpipe emissions performance sub-brand starting at £48,510 OTR. The first wearer of the new GTX badge is available in two versions – GTX and GTX Max (£55,540 OTR), the former focussing on performance, with the latter offering a comprehensive and compelling package of equipment.

    The ID.4 GTX and GTX Max are the inaugural models of the new all-electric ‘GTX’ performance line, and the first ID. models to feature dual-motor all-wheel drive. Both offer the availability of 299 PS and 310 Nm of torque*, contributing to impressive performance – the GTX models accelerate to 62 mph from a standstill in just 6.2 seconds, which is quicker than a Golf GTI. The ID.4 GTX also reaches a top speed of 112 mph (where permitted) – 13 mph quicker than the regular model.

    This sporty drivetrain is complemented by sports suspension and progressive steering systems, both of which sharpen the handling of the ID.4, alongside the standard-fit Vehicle Dynamics Manager and XDS electronic differential lock. The sports suspension comes as part of the Sport Package fitted as standard to the GTX models, while the GTX Max features ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:23 PM
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    • Order books open for facelifted Kodiaq vRS
    • vRS derivative available exclusively with new TSI petrol engine that produces 245PS
    • Sporty model sprints from 0-62mph in just 6.6 seconds
    • Dynamic chassis control and Virtual cockpit fitted as standard
    • ŠKODA’s most powerful SUV priced from £44,635 OTR

    Pricing and specification for ŠKODA’s top-of-the-range Kodiaq vRS has been confirmed. The ŠKODA Kodiaq has been reintroduced with a refreshed design and the vRS model has now been released for order with prices starting from £44,635 OTR, and a comprehensive equipment list that customers have come to expect from the brand’s performance flagship model.

    The revised Kodiaq vRS delivers more power and reduced weight for an even better performance. The latest EVO generation 2.0 TSI petrol engine has four-wheel drive as standard and seven-speed DSG gearbox that produces 245PS - a 6PS increase on its predecessor – and can sprint from 0-62mph in just 6.6 seconds.

    The sporty model’s styling is accentuated by the addition of 20” Sagitarius anthracite alloy wheels with distinctive red brake calipers, vRS bumpers, gloss black roof rails, grille and mirrors, dual exhaust pipes and full LED Matrix headlights as standard. Plush microsuede black vRS sport seats with contrast red stitching and vRS logo make a feature of the interior cabin along with a three-spoke leather sports multi-function steering wheel and DSG paddles.

    Where Kodiaq dominates is the exceptional amount of space on offer. With an ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:17 PM
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    • Advancement is in Audi’s DNA – a look at the milestones of the past five decades demonstrates this clearly
    • Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development Oliver Hoffmann: “Our aim has always been to drive change”
    • Member of the Board of Management for Sales Hildegard Wortmann: “We are redefining advancement and focusing on sustainability, digitalization and electrification”

    The Audi slogan “Vorsprung durch Technik” is marking its 50 year anniversary this year. Even half a century after its inception, the world-famous slogan of the Four Rings hasn’t lost any of its appeal. And each year, there’s a little bit more history behind it. On this momentous occasion, the company is looking back at a plethora of innovations over five decades that demonstrate why “Vorsprung durch Technik” isn’t just a slogan for Audi – it’s also an expression of the company’s future-oriented approach.

    The birth of the slogan

    1969 saw the merger of Auto Union GmbH, headquartered in Ingolstadt, and Neckarsulmer NSU Motorenwerke to form Audi NSU Auto Union AG at the Neckarsulm location. The new company’s range of models spanned from the air-cooled engines of the rear-wheel drive NSU Prinz series and the water-cooled four-cylinder engines of the front-wheel drive Audi 60 and Audi 100 to the rotary engine of the futuristic-looking NSU Ro 80. The idea to communicate this technological diversity as a competitive advantage came in 1970 from Hans Bauer.

    The employee in the Audi NSI advertising department devised the slogan that people around the world would come to recognize: “Vorsprung durch Technik.” ...
    by Published on 09-07-2021 03:13 PM
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    • Dedicated Mulliner Design team completes 1000th bespoke commission since inception seven years ago
    • 1000th commission includes application of heritage veneer and further detailed craftsmanship to seat and door areas
    • Extensive portfolio includes coachbuilt cars, Blowers, limited editions and an incredible array of individual customer projects
    • Bespoke services all the way from unique stitching up to completely unique, coachbuilt limousines
    • Co-creation design brought to life with dedicated Mulliner Visualiser

    Bentley Mulliner is celebrating its 1000th bespoke commission since its own dedicated design team was formed in 2014, when the increasing demand for bespoke and personalised vehicles was recognised.

    The 1000th bespoke project is for a European customer who wanted two specific interior features to extend the personalisation of their Bentley. The first request was the application of Olive Ash - a veneer associated with the heritage of Mulsanne - to the interior of a Bentayga. The second was to introduce a contrast twin stitch to the upper areas of the seats and door trims adding further contrast to the interior.

    Seven years earlier, the first project was a small limited edition of 15 vehicles which focused on increased levels of passenger comfort - the Flying Spur Serenity. The seats and headrests were re-engineered and as part of the broader redesign a new and unique diamond quilting throughout the cabin was introduced to create a truly bespoke feel. This unique textured leather formed the inspiration of the diamond design that can be seen in the current Continental GT Mulliner today.

    In celebrating ...
    by Published on 11-06-2021 05:27 PM
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    • Bentley Design Services help create luxurious yacht interior
    • Sumptuous cabin complements owner’s Continental GT V8 coupe
    • One-off project between Bentley Motors and Contest Yachts
    • Matching Linen and Hotspur hides feature throughout the interior of the car and the bespoke yacht, with signature Bentley diamond-in-diamond stitching
    • 18-metre Contest 59 CS built by Contest Yachts in The Netherlands for a customer
    • Bentley Continental GT designed, engineered and built in Great Britain

    Bentley Motors has collaborated on the creation of a truly unique yacht interior to match the exquisite cabin design of a customer’s Continental GT V8 coupe.

    The bespoke nautical trim was created by craftspeople at Bentley Design Services, which specialises in creating customised solutions for the brand’s clients, working side-by-side with premium Dutch yacht builder, Contest Yachts.

    The luxurious cabin of the yacht owner’s Continental GT V8 coupe already incorporated Hotspur red leather, combined with contrasting Linen beige hide – styling which Bentley was then able to help recreate inside the new 18-metre, Contest 59 CS yacht.

    The interior panelling in the ocean-going yacht also showcases Bentley’s signature diamond-in-diamond stitching. This unique quilting requires exactly 712 stitches per diamond and a high level of skill to produce on a specially-commissioned machine, exclusive to Bentley Motors. Outside, the deep blue hull of the Contest yacht perfectly complements the Light Sapphire finish of the owner’s Continental GT V8 Coupe.
    by Published on 11-06-2021 05:21 PM
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    • Package of Model Year updates includes Amazon Alexa integration for many models and new Sonos audio for A1 Sportback, Q2 and Q3
    • New colours, visual enhancements for Black Edition and Vorsprung versions
    • New Sport Edition trim level for A7 Sportback, e-tron Sportback range gains Technik, Sport and Black Edition options in line with e-tron SUV
    • Updates apply to all orders placed from today

    Desirable, technologically formidable and environmentally responsible – the latest Audi range is designed to be all these things and more, but as the continual pursuit of progress is a cornerstone of Vorsprung durch Technik an update programme for the 2022 Model Year is about to further accentuate all these attributes in many model lines. Attractive new trim levels, detail enhancements and wheel designs, fresh colours and advanced new entertainment features from Amazon and Sonos are among the changes, which now take effect for orders placed with UK Audi Centres.

    "From the high-tech A1 Sportback to the high octane R8 sports car, and from the punchy A3 Sportback TFSI e plug-in hybrid to the redoubtable all-electric RS e-tron GT, the Audi range already excels at every level,“ commented Director of Audi UK Andrew Doyle. "This enhancement programme will ensure that our model lines maintain their edge aesthetically and technologically, and are perfectly placed to capitalise on a new model year notable, hopefully, as a period of greater stability and renewed consumer confidence.“

    Highlights of the 2022 Model Year Audi Update Programme

    Giving voice to technology - the MIB3 infotainment platform and Amazon Alexa

    Media and navigation in the majority of Audi models are now delivered by an updated, third-generation modular infotainment platform known as MIB 3, and one of its many additional benefits is the ability to integrate the Amazon Alexa voice assistant using the Audi connect internet link. As a result, all Audi models except for the Q2, TT and R8 will offer Alexa access using the same ...
    by Published on 04-06-2021 05:21 PM
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    • Elegant fastback and Shooting Brake get powerful R variants with 320 PS, 420 Nm for 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds
    • Luxury meets dynamism, as avant-garde models benefit from 4MOTION with R-Performance torque vectoring on a new rear axle
    • Latest models to receive the dynamic R treatment priced from £51,615 (fastback) and £52,435 (Shooting Brake) RRP OTR

    The Volkswagen Arteon R and Arteon Shooting Brake R are available to order for UK customers today, with the striking high-performance fastback and Shooting Brake models priced from £51,615 and £52,435 OTR respectively. Both are powered by Volkswagen’s acclaimed 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, providing 320 PS and 420 Nm of torque, and feature the latest 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, with R-Performance torque vectoring providing next-level handling and dynamics.

    The Arteon R joins the growing stable of potent R models, with performance befitting the badge – for both bodystyles the 0-62 mph sprint passes in just 4.9 seconds, before topping out at an electronically limited 155 mph (where permitted). The handling of the Arteon R is as impressive as the numbers too, with 4MOTION all-wheel drive augmented for optimum handling and dynamism by the R-Performance torque vectoring system.

    The torque vectoring system, first seen on the new Golf R, works by its ability to share power not only between the front and rear axles, but between each rear wheel too. Up to 50% of the Arteon R’s drive force can be sent to the rear axle, and this rear-axle power can be directed entirely to the outside rear wheel when cornering, virtually ...
    by Published on 04-06-2021 05:11 PM
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    • New Bentayga Hybrid now available to order in the United Kingdom and Europe, bringing electrified motoring to the luxury SUV market
    • Unrivalled serenity through electric drive and even greater refinement
    • Increased connected car services with access to charging data, statistics and cabin comfort controls
    • E-Motor partnered with a 3.0 litre twin-scroll turbocharged V6 petrol engine delivering 443 bhp (449 PS) and 516 lb.ft (700 Nm) of torque
    • Combined range of 430 miles (693 km) with capability of 25 miles (40 km) range in pure electric drive (WLTP)
    • Usage profile data shows majority of journeys made with Bentayga Hybrid are in EV mode, and 90 per cent of customers consistently travel less than 30 miles per journey

    The Bentayga Hybrid is now available to order for customers in the United Kingdom and Europe. Following introduction in the launch markets of the USA and China, the Bentayga Hybrid continues to bring unrivalled, electrified serenity to the luxury SUV sector around the world.

    Following the launch of the Bentayga V8 and Bentayga Speed last summer, the Bentayga Hybrid is the third model in the most successful luxury SUV portfolio the segment has ever seen. The first generation Bentayga Hybrid accounted for one in every five of Bentaygas manufactured, and the introduction of the second generation is likely to increase that ratio – 45 per cent of Bentayga orders in China since launch have been for the hybrid version.
    Providing a simplified offer for customers, the latest generation Bentayga Hybrid is available at the same base ...
    by Published on 30-05-2021 08:18 PM
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    • New Bentayga S model delivers heightened agility and presence
    • Unique Sport suspension calibration for greater dynamic ability
    • Muscular design cues reflect truly sporting driving experience
    • Dark tint headlamps, Bentayga ‘S’ badging, 22-inch wheels and new V8 split sports exhaust reveal performance potential
    • Luxurious interior includes new colour split with Alcantara® elements
    • Black brightware, black-painted body kit and black door mirrors
    • 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 develops 542 bhp (550 PS), 568 lb.ft. (770 Nm)
    • 0-60 mph (0–100 km/h) in 4.4 (4.5) secs, top speed 180 mph (290 km/h)
    • Go-anywhere Bentayga S available with four, five or seven seat cabin
    • New model joins existing Hybrid, V8 and Speed versions

    Bentley has today announced details of the new Bentayga S, bringing extra sporting agility to the Bentayga family. With striking design cues and unique detailing, the Bentayga S is the latest version of Bentley’s benchmark, go-anywhere luxury SUV, designed and engineered in the UK and manufactured in Bentley’s carbon-neutral factory in Crewe.

    For the first time since the launch of Bentayga in 2015, an S version is now available – reflecting feedback from the huge number of customers that enjoy the dynamic performance of their Bentayga on-road. Building on Bentley’s established ‘S’ brand, the new enhanced sports Bentayga provides an even more engaging drive, with Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll control fitted as standard and an enhanced Sports chassis mode. A 15 per cent increase in damping stiffens the chassis and provides a platform for a more dynamic SPORT mode ESC tune.

    Bentayga S also features a revised visual presence through the distinctive addition of black details, and a more sporting soundtrack ...
    by Published on 22-05-2021 11:30 AM
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    • CUPRA Design Director, Jorge Diez previews the distinctive design of CUPRA Born
    • New images of vehicle show more of the vehicle, including rear, ahead of reveal on 25 May
    • The city of Barcelona inspired the design of CUPRA’s first all-electric car

    Ahead of the global unveiling of the CUPRA Born, head of design, Jorge Diez, explains the inspiration behind the design and the key features that make Born so unique.
    “Designing CUPRA’s first 100 per cent electric car has been a dream come true for the team,” said Diez, as he explained the key to its design.

    Balance of its proportions

    CUPRA Born is defined by two key pillars. First, the wheels are pushed to the corners of the vehicle to accommodate the batteries. “This enabled us to create a totally occupant-centric design with a very spacious interior” he says. Meanwhile, the proportions have also been worked on to give it a highly sporty look. “This is reflected in an extremely fast A-pillar combined with a long wheelbase and short front and rear overhang, which will make driving the first 100 per cent electric CUPRA truly fun” adds Diez.

    CUPRA character

    Born’s front end is a perfect reflection of its attitude, explained Diez: “The headlights identify with a person’s face, so we’ve angled them a little more than usual to express the character and determination of knowing what you want and going for it. The character is further accentuated by the prominent air intake at the bottom of the car to keep the car close to the road.”

    New lines

    Previewing the never-before-seen rear of ...
    by Published on 22-05-2021 11:26 AM
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    A landmark transformation plan for Lamborghini’s sustainability path: from product electrification to the Sant’Agata Bolognese site

    • Top product performance: the absolute priority throughout the entire electrification program
    • Roadmap incorporates celebration of the combustion engine and the range’s hybrid transition by 2024
    • Internal target defined: 50% less product CO2 emissions by the beginning of 2025
    • The largest investment in Lamborghini’s history: more than 1.5 billion euros over four years
    • Vision of a fourth fully-electric model in the second part of the decade

    Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, today presents “Direzione Cor Tauri” (Towards Cor Tauri): a roadmap to decarbonization of future Lamborghini models and of the Sant’Agata Bolognese site based on a holistic approach to its environmental sustainability strategy. Throughout the product electrification process, Lamborghini will focus continually on identifying technologies and solutions that guarantee top performance and driving dynamics in keeping with the marque’s tradition. In reference to the logo chosen by company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963, Cor Tauri is the brightest star in the Taurus constellation, and represents Lamborghini’s move towards a future that is electrified but always faithful to the heart and soul of the ‘bull’ brand.

    Winkelmann commented: “Lamborghini’s electrification plan is a newly-plotted course, necessary in the context of a radically-changing world, where we want to make our contribution by ...
    by Published on 22-05-2021 11:21 AM
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    • The new livery of the Hypermotard 950 SP recalls the world of racing in its colours and that of freestyle sports in its graphic lines, underlining the dynamic character of the bike
    • All models in the Ducati Hypermotard 950 range become compliant with the Euro 5 anti-pollution standard
    • The production of the motorcycles, which will be available in dealerships starting from June 2021, has already begun in Borgo Panigale

    Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 19 May 2021 - The Ducati Hypermotard 950 family is updated for the Model Year 2022 and sees the entry into the range of a new livery for the SP version. All models become compliant with Euro 5 anti-pollution regulations* and will be available in Ducati network dealers starting from June 2021.

    The Borgo Panigale fun-bike family consists of three models: Hypermotard 950, Hypermotard 950 RVE and Hypermotard 950 SP. Three different choices, which allow the rider both to have fun in curves and to easily tackle city traffic with all the safety offered by Ducati’s sophisticated electronic equipment.

    The design of the Hypermotard 950 is inspired by the look of motards and revolves around the twin under-seat exhaust and the reduced superstructures that leave the mechanical components visible, including the trellis rear frame that communicates lightness and essentiality. The ergonomics of the bike, also derived from the motard world, ensure a riding position with an upright torso and wide elbows which translates into a great vehicle control, while the flat seat guarantees the possibility of wide longitudinal movements. ...
    by Published on 22-05-2021 11:17 AM
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    • UK prices and trim specifications confirmed for facelifted Kodiaq
    • Updated range starts from £27,650 OTR
    • New front and rear design, interior updated with new trims
    • Available in five familiar trim levels; SE, SE L, SportLine, L&K and vRS
    • Order books open early June with UK deliveries scheduled for July

    Milton Keynes, 19 May 2021: ŠKODA has announced final pricing and specifications for the fully updated new Kodiaq. The revised range, which arrives in the UK in July, introduces a host of design and specification improvements along with new engine options and upgraded assistance systems. Prices for the facelifted Kodiaq range start from £27,650 OTR for the entry-level SE five-seat model.

    Bold new look

    The facelifted Kodiaq features a striking new front end that incorporates a more upright six-sided radiator grille and new, higher bonnet. The bumpers have been redesigned to give a sharper appearance while the central air intake has been widened. SE and SE L trims add aluminium-effect trim on the front and rear apron that give the Kodiaq an even more rugged, adventurous feel.

    The front lights are also new. The headlight units are shallower and use LED technology as standard for the first time, with state-of-the-art Full LED Matrix lights standard from SE L trim upwards.

    The rear bumper has been updated with distinctive diffuser while the tailgate features a new spoiler that extends further towards the back of the car. The rear light units use LED technology and have a narrower and more chiselled shape than previously.

    Inside, the Kodiaq is as spacious and practical as ever. A new two-spoke steering wheel is standard on all new Kodiaq models, with the SportLine and vRS variants featuring a sportier three-spoke wheel.

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    • CUPRA Born bucket seats use upcycled materials removed from the Mediterranean Sea
    • SEAQUAL® YARN polymer created from material found by fishermen and volunteers in seas, oceans, rivers and estuaries
    • Collaboration reaffirms CUPRA’s commitment to innovation and a more circular economy
    • The CUPRA Born’s world premiere will take place on May 25th

    CUPRA has worked with SEAQUAL INITIATIVE to manufacture the bucket seats for the CUPRA Born from upcycled materials found in the Mediterranean Sea.

    The CUPRA Born’s new bucket seats will be created from a recycled polymer fibre fabric, called SEAQUAL® YARN. Marine litter from beaches, the ocean floor and surface, or entering oceans from rivers and estuaries, is collected by a clean-up programme and sorted into different material types. The plastic is cleaned, treated and recycled into yarn that has almost identical in physical properties to virgin polyester.

    The material is produced thanks to the collaboration of fishermen, NGOs and local communities, who collect the material and helps to preserve the Mediterranean’s natural resources

    The joint project with SEAQUAL INITIATIVE contributes to a more circular economy and the continuous cleaning of the planet’s seas, rivers and oceans.

    CUPRA Director of Strategy, Business Development and Operations Antonino Labate
    commented: “With the CUPRA Born, our first 100% electric vehicle, we’re entering a new electric era. The partnership with SEAQUAL INITIATIVE to create the seats for this new model demonstrates that sustainability, ...

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