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    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.

    The two new ID.3 specifications – City and Style – are also unveiled with the debut of this important new fourth powertrain option. The new Pure Performance variant majors on performance and value, offering a 150 PS and smaller range alternative to the punchier, and larger Pro, Pro Performance and Pro S powertrains, while still providing a muscular 310 Nm of torque. In Pure Performance guise, the ID.3 reaches 62 mph from a standstill in 8.9 seconds, and matches the 99 mph top speed of the rest of the ID.3 range.

    Both specifications can regain up to 137 miles of range from a 100 kW rapid charger in 30 minutes, while a 7.2 kW home charger takes around seven and a half hours to take the ID.3 Pure Performance from 5% to 100%. Charging 5% to 80% from a DC, CCS charge point takes 31 minutes. On the WLTP combined cycle, the ID.3 City Pure Performance can return up to 217 miles from a single charge, while the Style Pure Performance can return as much as 215 miles.

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    by Published on 15-04-2021 10:09 AM
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    • The SEAT Ibiza’s exterior is updated, now including LED headlights as standard
    • Interior design revolution brings a modern design language and large floating touchscreen
    • Full Link system is now wireless, giving easy access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • The compact city car adds new driver assistance systems including Travel and Side Assist
    • The new SEAT Ibiza will be available with three petrol engines; 80PS, 95PS and 110PS
    • Nearly six million vehicles have rolled off the production line since 1984

    SEAT has updated its small city car, the Ibiza, refreshing the exterior and undertaking a revolution to the interior, which includes new connected technology and driver assistance systems.

    The SEAT Ibiza has been a key pillar of the brand’s success since it was first introduced in 1984 and, after 37 years, five generations and nearly six million sales, it’s SEAT’s most successful vehicle to ever roll off the production line. The updated, fifth-generation model is aiming to maintain that winning performance as a key model in its segment in Europe.

    “The SEAT Ibiza is an icon in the automotive industry and one of the key pillars of the brand,”
    said Wayne Griffiths, President of SEAT and CUPRA. “The refreshed fifth-generation’s new exterior modifications and interior revolution, together with new levels of connectivity and safety mean it’s ready to continue the success story.”

    Designed, developed and produced in Barcelona, at SEAT’s headquarters in Martorell, the new SEAT Ibiza will enter production in the third quarter of the year.

    Exterior design

    The SEAT Ibiza is well known for its iconic and youthful design, defined by its perfect proportions. The new model is defined by subtle additions to the vehicle’s exterior aesthetic that enhance the already characterful visual.

    Lighting technology is a central part of any vehicle’s ‘face’ and the SEAT Ibiza now integrates ...
    by Published on 15-04-2021 10:02 AM
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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 available for UK order this month, Sportback from June
    • Sport, S line, Edition 1 and Vorsprung specification options, pricing from Ł40,750 OTR
    • Two battery sizes: 52 kWh net (55 kWh gross*) and 77 kWh net (82 kWh gross*) with 100kW and 125kW charging capacities
    • Fast charging can restore 80 miles of range in just 10 minutes at 125kW capacity in ideal conditions
    • Entry level 125 kW (170 PS) and mid-range 150 kW (204 PS) versions with single motor and rear-wheel-drive, top models offer 220 kW (299 PS) and quattro drive via two motors
    • WLTP-certified driving range on a full charge of up to 316 miles (Q4 40 e-tron Sport)
    • High-tech interior available with augmented reality technology, new steering wheel generation with touch operation, largest ever 11.6-inch MMI display to come later
    • Sonos, maker of premium audio systems, fitted exclusively to an Audi for the first time

    Sustainable premium mobility takes another significant step towards becoming the rule rather than the exception this week as the all-new Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron cascade the benefits of full electrification into the Audi compact SUV family for the first time.

    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 compact SUV has long been the go-to model type for many drivers, so I’m delighted that we are now shoring up our already strong position in this vital segment with two new additions that are not only paragons of good design and space-efficient ...
    by Published on 15-04-2021 09:51 AM
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    • New exterior design enhances the urban SUV’s off-road aesthetic and gives Arona a more robust character
    • Top of the range Xperience trim amps up its rugged looks even further
    • Revolutionised interior design brings modern, digital feel to the cabin, including illuminated air vents and larger floating-screen infotainment systems
    • The urban SUV now includes greater levels of connectivity with the inclusion of SEAT CONNECT, wireless access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • The new Arona adds new driver assistant systems such as Travel Assist* and upgrades systems such as Side Assist, to make driving safer and more intuitive
    • New Arona will be available with four different petrol powertrains between 95PS and 150PS

    The new SEAT Arona is ready to continue its success story for the brand, three years after its introduction in 2017.

    Since then, the urban SUV has sold more than 350,000 vehicles globally and established itself as a key pillar of the brand’s range. With a revamped, rugged visual and a digital transformation within the cabin, the new Arona is set to remain a staple in the segment.

    “The urban SUV market has grown significantly and the SEAT Arona’s adaptability makes it an enormously important model for the company,”
    said Wayne Griffiths, President of SEAT and CUPRA. “The updated Arona adds even more functionality, both digital and safety-
    focused, in a revised form inside and out.”

    In an increasingly digitised world, the SEAT Arona is ready to bring customers’ connected lives into the cabin. The addition of a huge range of intuitive functionality, combined with a revamped design that includes ambient lighting (FR and Xperience trims only) and a larger floating-screen infotainment system, brings a heightened sense of modernity and quality to the interior and a bold new personality.

    Under the bonnet, four different petrol powertrains between 90PS and 150PS are available, ...
    by Published on 13-04-2021 01:54 PM
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    • Full LED Matrix headlights make their ŠKODA Kodiaq debut
    • New top-of-the-range engine for the sporty ŠKODA Kodiaq vRS
    • The ŠKODA design language further developed, and new alloy wheels
    • Exceptionally spacious interior with attractive visual and technological features

    Revamp of the Kodiaq: roughly four years after ŠKODA launched the first model in its SUV campaign the carmaker has now upgraded the globally successful Kodiaq. The Czech brand has further developed the emotive design of the Kodiaq, which can also be ordered as a 7-seater, and improved its aerodynamics. For the first time, the range of options for this large ŠKODA SUV includes innovative full LED Matrix headlights. The sporty range-topping Kodiaq vRS has not only had a visual makeover but has also been given a new, more powerful TSI engine. The updated Kodiaq will be available from July.

    Thomas Schäfer, ŠKODA AUTO CEO, said: “The Kodiaq was a real game changer for us. It was the first model of our SUV campaign and opened up a completely new, rapidly growing vehicle segment. Our customers and the international trade press appreciate the Kodiaq’s brand-typical qualities, just as they do with our other models: excellent value for money, ample space and comprehensive range of equipment. Now we have further refined the specification of our large SUV, offering even more safety and comfort with new features, such as full LED Matrix headlights and ergonomic seats.”

    New front design and full LED Matrix headlights

    As a result of a further refined ŠKODA design language, the Kodiaq presents as even more emotive and self-assured. The upgrade will be available in the S, SE and SE L trim levels and in the L&K, SportLine and vRS variants. The S, SE and SE L trims will come with aluminium-effect detail on the front and rear apron, lending the SUV even more off‑road styling. The restyled front with an elevated bonnet and the redesigned, more upright ŠKODA grille reinforce the Kodiaq’s bold appearance. The Czech carmaker’s large SUV features LED headlights as standard and, for the first time, can be equipped with full LED Matrix headlights. New alloy wheels measuring up to 20 inches further enhance the car’s dynamic and striking look. Special Aero wheels, redesigned front and rear bumpers, and the new gloss black rear spoiler and finlets on the sides of the rear window all reduce drag. The Kodiaq vRS now features a distinct, dynamically designed model-specific front bumper.

    New-look interior and, for the first time, optional ergonomic seats
    by Published on 13-04-2021 01:42 PM
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    • Most driver-focused convertible of the Continental GT range
    • Highly advanced chassis – with four new technologies – inspires confidence through increased grip and accuracy
    • All-wheel steering and electronic rear differential enhance vehicle agility and stability
    • New carbon ceramic brakes for incredible stopping power
    • Revised version of renowned 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine delivers 650 bhp (659 PS) and 664 lb.ft (900 Nm)
    • 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds); top speed 208 mph (335 km/h)
    • Unique interior and exterior detailing includes badging, interior color splits, forged 22” Speed wheels and sports sills
    • New introduction of Dark Tint Engine Turned Aluminum optional technical finish to the center console
    • Seven roof colors available, including tweed
    • Roof improvements deliver a convertible as quiet inside as the previous generation coupe

    Bentley Motors introduced a new flagship version of the ultimate, open-top Grand Tourer – the Continental GT Speed Convertible. The performance-orientated Speed model is the most powerful, driver-focused interpretation of the benchmark convertible Grand Tourer.

    The third generation Continental GT Speed Convertible features an enhanced version of Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine, delivering an outstanding and increased 650 bhp (659 PS), 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds (0‑100 km/h in 3.7 seconds) and a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h). The new open-air Grand Tourer joins its coupe sibling – the Continental GT Speed, unveiled last month – at the pinnacle of the Continental family.

    Designed, handcrafted and engineered in Bentley’s carbon neutral luxury automotive factory, the new GT Speed Convertible offers enhanced chassis technology, including All-Wheel Steering, an electronic rear differential and the option of carbon ceramic brakes. This helps deliver superior vehicle agility and confidence without impacting ...
    by Published on 10-04-2021 07:31 PM
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    • SEAT Leon Hatch 2.0 TSI DSG-auto 190PS and Leon Estate 2.0 TDI 115PS pricing and technical data announced
    • Leon Hatch 2.0 TSI prices start at Ł28,810, while Leon Estate 2.0 TDI starts from Ł24,515
    • Hatch available in FR, FR Sport, XCELLENCE and XCELLENCE Lux trim, delivering a 0-62 mph time of 7.4 seconds
    • Estate available in SE and SE Dynamic trim, boasting CO2 emissions as low as 114g/km and returning 65.7mpg
    • New models available to configure now at SEAT UK - Discover our range of new & used cars

    SEAT has further expanded its range, revealing the pricing and technical data for new variants of the Leon, its best-selling model.

    The new Leon Hatch 2.0 TSI DSG-auto 190PS is available from Ł28,810 RRP, while the new Leon Estate 2.0 TDI 115PS costs from Ł24,515 RRP.
    Achieving up to 42.2mpg, CO2 emissions of 151g/km, a 0-62mph time of 7.4 seconds and a top speed of 144mph*, prices for this new variant of Leon Hatch start at Ł28,810 for FR trim.

    The powertrain, available exclusively with the DSG-auto transmission, can also be specified in FR Sport, XCELLENCE and XCELLENCE Lux trims.
    While FR trim includes 17” alloy wheels, sports suspension, ambient lighting, SEAT drive profile selection, rain sensing wipers, Full Link smartphone integration and dark tinted rear windows as standard, FR Sport trim adds 18” alloy wheels, heated front seats, a heated
    steering wheel and microsuede upholstery.

    With a focus on luxury, XCELLENCE trim includes electric folding door mirrors, keyless entry, heated front seats, heated steering ...
    by Published on 10-04-2021 07:26 PM
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    • Following ID.4 1ST Edition, series models of the EV SUV open for order
    • Pro Performance variant has 204 PS and up to 323-mile range (WLTP)
    • Life Pro Performance version anticipated to be the UK’s top-selling ID.4

    Volkswagen is delivering on its promise to bring a stream of capable, net carbon-neutral electric family cars to market, with series versions of the ID.4 opening for order tomorrow (Thursday 8 April). Following on from the ID.4 1ST Edition, the 204 PS ID.4 Pro Performance will be available in Life, Family and Max specifications, starting at Ł41,570 RRP OTR and offering up to 323 miles range (WLTP combined).

    These well-equipped series versions of the ID.4 follow on from the limited-production ID.4 1ST Edition, and open for order tomorrow. The three models are fitted with the Pro Performance powertrain featuring a 77 kWh battery (net capacity) and 204 PS / 310 Nm electric motor. This powertrain underpins the ID.4 line-up, with the ID.4 Life Pro Performance predicted to be the top-selling version of the zero-emission SUV. The Pure models with a 52 kWh net battery capacity will go on sale in the coming months.

    All three specifications can regain up to 199 miles of range from a 125 kW rapid charger in 30 minutes, while a 7.2 kW home charger takes around 11 hours to take the ID.4 Pro Performance from 0 – 100%. Charging to 80% from a DC, CCS charge point takes 38 minutes.

    As the introduction to the ID.4 range, the entry-level Life model offers a high level of equipment as standard. It is the first of the three pre-configured models with features sorted into fixed equipment packs to simplify ...
    by Published on 10-04-2021 07:21 PM
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    • T-Cross becomes latest Volkswagen SUV to benefit from Black Edition
    • New trim level majors on style and a generous package of equipment
    • LED lights, parking sensors and sleek black design features included

    The versatile and practical Volkswagen T-Cross is now available with a new Black Edition specification featuring black-themed exterior trim, an upgraded equipment list over the SE on which it is based, and the model’s acclaimed blend of personality, usability and style.

    The T-Cross Black Edition is available with the model’s 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engines, meaning two power outputs and three gearbox options are on offer. The first of these 999 cc petrol units provides a town-friendly 95 PS and 175 Nm and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the second has 110 PS and 200 Nm, and is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox, or a 7-speed DSG. These three engine and gearbox combinations offer low running costs, with fuel economy and CO2 emissions (WLTP combined) figures of 48.7 mpg and 132 g/km for both manual models, and 44.1 mpg and 145 g/km for the 110 PS, 7-speed DSG.

    The 95 PS variant starts from Ł21,035 RRP OTR, with the additional equipment of the Black Edition contributing to a value boost of more than Ł2,000 for customers, given its modest Ł500 step-up in price over the SE trim.

    On the outside, the T-Cross Black Edition has a bold appearance. It builds on the model’s already attractive design with black roof rails and door mirror housings, black trim across the front grille and bumper, and rear tinted glass from the B-pillar backwards ...
    by Published on 10-04-2021 07:17 PM
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    • Black exterior detailing and sports interior
    • Available in diesel, petrol engines, mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid
    • Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) and numerous assistance systems available

    ŠKODA is broadening its Octavia range with the introduction of a new SportLine model. Set to deliver an enhanced dynamic look, SportLine models feature black exterior detailing, a three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel and sports seats with integrated headrests.

    Available as a hatch or estate, both can be ordered with the optional DCC Dynamic Chassis Control and a number of driver assistance systems. The range comprises diesels, petrol engines, mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions.

    The exterior of the new model is defined by the black detailing familiar from the SportLine variants for other ŠKODA models. A distinctive front spoiler, the frame of the ŠKODA grille, rear diffuser and the ŠKODA lettering on the tailgate all come in gloss black. The hatch also boasts a black rear spoiler. Standard equipment for the Octavia SportLine includes 18-inch Vega wheels.

    The Octavia SportLine is available with efficient petrol and diesel engines as well as plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid technology and is offered in either front‑wheel or all-wheel drive. Power outputs range from 85 kW (115 PS) to 150 kW (204 PS). The 1.5 TSI with 110 kW (150 PS) can be ordered with an optional 7-speed DSG and mild-hybrid technology, while the 2.0 TSI with 140 kW (190 PS) comes with DSG and all-wheel drive as standard. ...
    by Published on 04-04-2021 07:04 PM
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    • Visual and technical refinements for ŠKODA’s successful large SUV
    • Styling changes to the front and rear, plus redesigned LED headlights
    • Refreshed ŠKODA Kodiaq to be officially unveiled on 13 April

    Fine-tuning for the successful model: three design sketches give a first impression of the revised ŠKODA Kodiaq. The large SUV, which is also available as a seven-seater, marked the start of the brand’s successful SUV campaign in 2016. Now featuring a refreshed look and technological enhancements, the updated Kodiaq will be celebrating its premiere on 13 April.

    The first design sketch shows the even more striking front of the revised ŠKODA Kodiaq. In addition to a redesigned bonnet the look is characterised by a more upright, hexagonal ŠKODA grille featuring double slats. The headlights, which are slimmer than those seen on its predecessor, combine with the fog lights positioned below to create a new four-eyed face. Another noticeable new feature is the redesigned front apron, with a wider central air intake framed by L-shaped trim elements on either side and an aluminium-look insert.

    The second sketch is a close-up of the remodelled front headlights. It clearly depicts the two LED modules arranged one on top of the other, creating a characteristic light signature. The third sketch shows that the sharply drawn taillights now also have a more slimmed-down look, mirroring their counterparts at the front. They feature the brand’s signature crystalline structures and form a flatter version ...
    by Published on 04-04-2021 07:00 PM
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    • Volkswagen offers a first glimpse of its new sporty SUV coupé set to launch at the end of the year
    • The Taigo01 sees a sporty crossover model added to Volkswagen’s range of SUVs in the small vehicle segment
    • New model boasts a charismatic design, modern operating concept and a multitude of assistance systems

    The new Taigo is raring to go! Ahead of the model’s official European premičre, Volkswagen has revealed the name of its upcoming crossover model. The Taigo is a new addition to Volkswagen’s range of SUVs in the small vehicle segment. It impresses with a dynamic and emotional design. The new model also comes with a multitude of assistance systems and state-of-the-art connectivity.

    The wait is over for those who have been looking for a CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) that combines an elevated seating position with a sporty coupé silhouette. The new Taigo will be launched on the market with economical TSI engines, LED headlights as standard, a modern operating concept, a fully digital cockpit and a multitude of assist systems.

    The Taigo is based on the successful Nivus model from Brazil, and will be manufactured for the European market in Pamplona, Spain. The new CUV will make its début this summer and will be launched on the market at the end of 2021.

    The vehicle is a near-production concept car and not yet available for sale in Europe.

    The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand is present in more than 150 markets worldwide and produces vehicles at more than 30 locations in 13 countries. ...
    by Published on 04-04-2021 06:53 PM
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    • Bentley Mulliner creates one-off Bentayga Hybrid for Chinese customer
    • Inspired by green - the Chinese colour of purity, regeneration, hope, harmony and growth
    • Viridian exterior paint accented with Viridian wheels, and Cumbrian Green leather with matching piano-finished veneer
    • Bentley Mulliner Personal Commissioning Guide used to create a truly bespoke specification
    • Fine attention to detail from Bentley Mulliner creates a serene and peaceful interior, perfect for extraordinary journeys
    • Bespoke interior veneers in piano Cumbrian Green with unique overlays
    • Bespoke Bentayga to be showcased at the Shanghai Motor Show

    Inspired by the Chinese colour of purity, Bentley Mulliner has created an elegant one-off Bentayga Hybrid specifically commissioned for a customer in China. The green-themed car is due to be showcased at the Shanghai Motor Show in April and is an exquisite example of Bentley Mulliner’s handcraftsmanship.

    This stunning personal commission has an exterior finished in Viridian, a dark emerald hue from the Mulliner Extended paint range. The exterior is complemented by bright-machined 22” Mulliner Driving Specification Wheels, each of which has the centre pockets of every spoke painted in matching Viridian.

    The bespoke interior includes Cumbrian Green hide, matching piano veneer and contrasting stitching highlighting the handcraftsmanship throughout the cabin.

    Over 100 metres of bright white hand cross-stitched thread emphases the craftsmanship and attention to interior detail and is reflected on the interior of the doors, seat backs and even in the piano Cumbrian Green veneer via a unique overlay.

    In line with Bentley’s Beyond100 strategy to become a ...
    by Published on 27-03-2021 11:24 AM
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    • The company’s ambition is Martorell to produce more than 500,000 electric vehicles per annum
    • New urban electric vehicle will be priced between €20,000-€25,000
    • The CUPRA Tavascan will join the brand’s range in 2024
    • Facelifted SEAT Ibiza and SEAT Arona to arrive in the UK during 2021

    The SEAT S.A. company, under which the SEAT and CUPRA brands operate, today announced that it will launch an urban electric vehicle to market in 2025, priced between €20,000-€25,000.

    With this vehicle, the company will enter a segment essential to making electromobility accessible and an important milestone on the road to sustainability, fighting climate change.

    Additionally, it was confirmed CUPRA will launch the Tavascan in 2024. The CUPRA Tavascan will be the brand’s second 100 per cent electric model, following the CUPRA Born launched later in 2021.

    At the company’s Annual Press Conference, the Spanish company presented an ambitious plan, called Future Fast Forward, with a key pillar the production of urban electric vehicles in Spain from 2025.

    SEAT S.A. President, Wayne Griffiths commented:
    “We want to manufacture electric cars in Spain starting in 2025. Our ambition is to produce more than 500,000 urban electric cars per year in Martorell also for the Volkswagen Group but we need a clear commitment by the European Commission.”

    SEAT S.A. aims not only to produce electric vehicles but also to lead the development of the entire project for the Volkswagen Group. “Our plan is to transform our Technical Center, the only one of its kind in southern Europe and an essential R&D asset for the region”, continued Griffiths. “We believe that it’s part of our responsibility to electrify Spain. 70 years ago, we put this country ...
    by Published on 27-03-2021 11:20 AM
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    • New R Performance Torque Vectoring creates a more dynamic and fun driving experience
    • Driving modes “Special” and “Drift” offered in optional R Performance Package

    The new Golf R outperforms all previous Golf R models, boasting 235 kW / 320 PS and torque of 420 newton metres. To make sure that the power is brought to the road as effectively as possible, Volkswagen’s engineers have developed a new 4MOTION all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring on the rear axle. It forms the basis for the improved vehicle handling of the Golf R, which is setting the standard in its vehicle class.

    The Golf R has traditionally been the most powerful model of the bestselling car. Featuring all-wheel drive and the most exclusive design and equipment, this highly dynamic car always represents the gold standard of technology within its class – the Golf class. And it’s no different this time around: the Golf R is the first Volkswagen to be launched with a new all-wheel drive system: 4MOTION with R-Performance Torque Vectoring. This system, intelligently networked via the vehicle dynamics settings, enables a new dimension of sportiness.

    “Our goal with the Golf R was to make its driving characteristics as neutral as possible. In other words, we want to ensure that the vehicle does not under- or oversteer – it should be as straightforward as possible to control at all times”, explains Jonas Thielebein, the engineer in charge of the Golf R. As a Volkswagen R developer, he takes particular pride in the torque vectoring system. Here, a new rear axle drive distributes the drive power not just between the front ...
    by Published on 27-03-2021 11:15 AM
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    • The Continental GT Speed is the most capable, performance-focused Bentley ever – with no compromise to comfort or luxury
    • Highly advanced chassis – with four new technologies - increases sporting ability yet maintains ride comfort
    • All-wheel steering and electronic rear differential enhance vehicle agility and stability
    • Newly-engineered carbon ceramic brakes for incredible stopping power
    • Revised version of renowned 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine delivers
      659 PS (650 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb.ft)
    • 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds); top speed 208 mph (335 km/h)
    • More purposeful styling matches Continental GT Speed’s performance credentials to create extraordinary journeys
    • Unique exterior detailing includes 22” Speed wheels and sports sills
    • Unique Speed interior trimmed in hide and Alcantara with 15 colours and 11 further combinations
    • Introduction of new Dark Tint Engine Turned Aluminium optional technical finish to the centre console
    • Designed, engineered, developed and exquisitely handcrafted at Bentley’s carbon neutral luxury automotive factory

    Bentley Motors today releases details of the new Continental GT Speed – the most dynamic road car in Bentley’s 101 year history and ultimate performance-focused interpretation of the world’s benchmark luxury Grand Tourer.

    Designed, engineered, developed and handcrafted in Bentley’s carbon neutral luxury automotive factory, this new third-generation model builds on a long tradition of Speed variants. Originally introduced with the highly-acclaimed, first generation Continental GT Speed in 2007 – itself inspired by the 3-Litre Speed models of the 1920s. The latest GT Speed continues the bloodline by representing the ultimate combination of luxury and performance in a Grand Touring package.

    Dr. Matthias Rabe, Member of the Board for Engineering at Bentley Motors, comments:

    “The new Continental GT Speed represents the ...
    by Published on 27-03-2021 11:07 AM
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    • 200,000th Bentley since the birth of the marque in 1919, commemorated at the home of company in Crewe
    • Over 75 per cent of 101 years of production hand-built at Crewe factory in last 18 years
    • Landmark vehicle is appropriately a Bentayga Hybrid – signalling Bentley’s shift to electrification
    • To mark the occasion, the oldest Bentley in existence, EXP 2, stands proudly alongside the 200,000th car, with Bentley’s longest serving colleagues witnessing the moment
    • On-going success of best-selling Continental GT Grand Tourer and Bentayga SUV key to this historic achievement
    • Current daily production, 85 cars per day, equals monthly production numbers of two decades ago
    • Ambitious plans, targeting sustainable luxury mobility leadership, revealed last year in Bentley’s ground-breaking Beyond100 strategy
    • Company aims to be end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030 with entire model range switched to battery electric vehicles

    Bentley Motors has celebrated the 200,000th luxury car built in the company’s illustrious 100-year-plus history. The Bentayga Hybrid, destined for a Chinese customer, met the oldest surviving Bentley, EXP 2, and a number of long serving colleagues, as it rolled off the production line at the home of Bentley in Crewe this week. This crowns an extraordinary 20-year period in which the success driven by modern day models such as the Continental GT and Bentayga has truly changed the face of Bentley Motors.

    The manufacturing milestone is even more remarkable when considered that the 200,000th car is the latest in 155,582 vehicles built at Crewe since 2003 – the breakthrough year the Continental GT was ...
    by Published on 20-03-2021 07:09 PM
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    • Dynamic SportLine model added to Enyaq iV UK launch range
    • Priced from Ł39,900 OTR* and featuring unique trim and equipment mix
    • Sports chassis, progressive steering and Drive Mode Select as standard
    • SportLine interior adds black trim and unique sports seats
    • Available to order now, deliveries expected summer

    ŠKODA has confirmed pricing and opened order books for the new Enyaq iV SportLine - a sporty addition to the Enyaq iV range. The SportLine joins the 60 Nav and 80 models in the brand’s launch line-up and gives customers one of the broadest ranges in the electric vehicle sector.

    Priced from Ł39,900 OTR (inc Govt PICG*), the SportLine model combines the dynamic look of a ŠKODA performance model with the added practicality of a full-size SUV. It comes with a 82-kWh battery (77 kWh net) and can cover up to 327** miles on the WLTP combined cycle. In terms of layout, the Enyaq iV features a rear motor and rear wheel drive with the drive unit combining motor, control electronics and a single-speed gearbox.

    The motor generates 204PS and 310Nm of torque and can propel the Enyaq iV SportLine from 0-62mph in 8.5 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 99mph. To meet the demands of keen drivers, the SportLine model is equipped with a sports chassis set up as standard. This features a lower ride height (15mm lower and the front, 10mm at the rear) and reduces the centre of gravity for even more agile handling. Drive Mode Select and progressive steering are also standard while Dynamic Chassis Control is available as an option.

    Sporty exterior design

    by Published on 20-03-2021 01:48 PM
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    Five new ultra-limited RS edition models pay homage to celebrated 1994 Avant RS 2 and its bold Nogaro Blue colour

    • New Audi Sport Nogaro Edition versions of TT RS Coupé, RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Coupé and Sportback and RS 6 Avant
    • Ultra-limited editions finished in classic Nogaro Blue – just 25 UK specification examples of each
    • Now available in the UK - OTR prices from Ł67,765 to Ł115,240*
    • Exclusive fixed specification combines exterior and interior detail enhancements with additional equipment including Audi Sport exhaust and Bang & Olufsen audio

    It has demanded attention from behind an RS badge since 1994, and thanks to a new five-strong collection of ultra-limited edition Audi Sport road cars all eyes will again be on the fittingly intense shade of blue that perfectly set the tone for the genre-defining Avant RS 2 almost three decades ago.

    Nogaro Blue, named after a French race circuit with Grand Prix pedigree, has become something of a hallmark of Audi Sport. To acknowledge its place in the high performance division‘s colourful history the evocative hue forms the basis of new Audi Sport Nogaro Edition versions of the RS 4 Avant, RS 5 Coupé, RS 5 Sportback, RS 6 Avant and TT RS Coupé. Limited to just 25 UK specification examples apiece, and priced from Ł67,765 OTR, the very special editions feature an exclusive and exceptionally comprehensive fixed specification, and are now available in the UK for Audi devotees who are sufficiently quick off the mark.

    "The Avant RS 2 established the concept of the very high performance estate that remains incredibly popular with ...
    by Published on 20-03-2021 01:43 PM
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    • Mid-size SUV is based on the MQB-A0-IN, a variant of the modular MQB platform specially adapted by ŠKODA for the Indian market
    • The Kushaq unites typical ŠKODA qualities with the requirements of Indian customers
    • Striking design, ample space and efficient TSI engines, developed and is manufactured locally
    • Exceptional comfort, outstanding safety features and modern infotainment systems
    • The first in a product campaign consisting of four new ŠKODA and Volkswagen models for the Indian market

    The brand-new ŠKODA Kushaq is the first production car as part of the INDIA 2.0 project. Under the lead responsibility of ŠKODA AUTO, Volkswagen Group is investing one billion euros in its model campaign on the Indian subcontinent to strengthen the presence of ŠKODA and Volkswagen there for the long term. The ŠKODA Kushaq is based on the MQB-A0-IN, a variant of the modular MQB platform specially adapted by ŠKODA for the Indian market, and unites traditional ŠKODA qualities with the requirements of Indian customers. Available with a choice of powerful yet efficient TSI engines and boasting a striking design, modern infotainment systems, high levels of comfort and a plethora of safety features, this brand-new SUV is ideally equipped for a successful start to the group’s model campaign. Orders will be taken from June with the first Kushaqs to be delivered in July. As part of INDIA 2.0, a total of four new MQB-A0-IN-based ŠKODA and Volkswagen vehicles will be launched – an SUV and a hatch for each brand, all four in the A0 segment. In order to achieve the best possible level of localisation in India, ŠKODA has set up a new MQB production line at its Pune plant. Most of the development is taking place at the new technology centre, also in Pune, which the Czech carmaker opened in January 2019.

    Thomas Schäfer, ŠKODA AUTO CEO, said: “Today is a very special day for ŠKODA and Volkswagen. With the world premiere of the ŠKODA Kushaq, we are launching our model campaign on the Indian market and are fulfilling the mandate Volkswagen Group tasked us with roughly two and a half years ago when we were asked ...

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