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    by Published on 18-09-2021 05:17 PM
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    • Introducing a new, stylish body variant for the all-electric flagship ŠKODA Enyaq iV
    • Three power variants, rear- or all-wheel drive and even better aerodynamics
    • A generously sized interior and Design Selections inspired by modern living environments


    Following the successful launch of the ŠKODA Enyaq iV, ŠKODA AUTO is adding a new body variant to its first all-electric SUV range: the four-door ŠKODA Enyaq Coupé iV is characterised by an elegant, sloping rear. Its drag coefficient (cd) of 0.247 is even lower than the aerodynamic Enyaq iV SUV, making the Enyaq Coupé iV more efficient and enabling it to cover more than 332 miles in the WLTP cycle when fitted with the larger battery. There is a choice of two battery sizes and three power variants with rear- or all-wheel drive. Just like in the Enyaq iV, the classic trim levels for the interior have been replaced with the Design Selections. In typical ŠKODA style, the Enyaq Coupé iV boasts a generously sized interior and a boot capacity of 570 l.


    Thomas Schäfer, ŠKODA AUTO CEO, said: “We have made a great start on the international markets with our all-electric flagship ŠKODA Enyaq iV. The vehicle has been very well received by our customers, and roughly 70,000 orders have been placed. In early 2022, we will be upping the ante with the Enyaq Coupé iV: this variant of our e-SUV is even more emotive and presents a real design highlight, rounding off the top end of our model range.”

    The ŠKODA Enyaq Coupé iV is an excellent addition to the Enyaq iV line-up and offers a truly dynamic car for customers who enjoy an active lifestyle. With generous amounts of space ...
    by Published on 18-09-2021 05:12 PM
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    • ŠKODA cars use anonymised vehicle data to warn fellow drivers of poor road conditions
    • ‘Local Hazard Information Service’ can even detect minor road damage such as potholes
    • Service is based on swarm data intelligence: the more vehicles supply data, the more precise the analyses and predictions become
    • More than three million vehicles set to provide data by the end of 2022
    • Available for the Enyaq iV, Fabia, Kamiq, Kodiaq, Octavia, Scala and Superb in the UK as part of ŠKODA Connect services


    The ŠKODA ‘Local Hazard Information Service’ provides drivers with detailed information about current road conditions. By collecting and evaluating anonymous vehicle data, the system is able to warn of approaching hazards such as slippery or damaged road surfaces via the infotainment system, actively increasing safety in the process.


    Accelerometers and ABS sensors – that measure the acceleration and braking of the car - allow the required data to be captured continuously during each journey. Meanwhile, innovative virtual sensors estimate the friction between the tyres and the road surface based on wheel slip. The combined data is anonymised and transmitted to the cloud, where aggregated information from all connected vehicles is paired with metadata, such as weather information or previous measurements. Using the data collected, the road network can be displayed as a precise three-dimensional model, which is used to send alerts to vehicles when they find themselves approaching or within an area with bad road surfaces.

    If a connected vehicle ...
    by Published on 18-09-2021 05:06 PM
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    • New Polo starts from £17,885 OTR in new Life trim; 95 PS TSI includes Travel Assist, Digital Cockpit and Adaptive Cruise Control
    • Refresh significantly builds upon equipment package of the outgoing model, including intelligent IQ.Light LED matrix headlights
    • New Y-shaped specification structure incorporates familiar Life, Style and R-Line variants, offering sportiness or luxury from top trims


    The Volkswagen Polo is one of Britain’s most popular cars, the high-quality and dependable supermini having appeared regularly among the country’s top-sellers across its illustrious history. Bolstering its position as a class-leader, the model has been refreshed and enhanced, with intelligent assistance systems and innovations, a new look and trim levels, and even more generous standard equipment. The new model is available to order now, from £17,885 OTR.


    The Polo is currently in its sixth generation, and was introduced to the UK market in 1975. More than 18 million have been produced during its 46-year lifespan. This latest version – the mid-life enhancement of its sixth iteration – rationalises the model’s trim line-up into the familiar Y-structure of other Volkswagen models; the range starting at £17,885 OTR with the Polo Life, and moving up into a two-pronged structure of comfort-focused Style and sportily-designed R-Line specifications, both priced from £20,785 OTR. The high-performance Polo GTI will arrive at a later date.

    Four engine and gearbox configurations are available across the standard Polo line-up – all 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engines, ranging in power output from 80 PS to 110 PS. A five-speed ...
    by Published on 18-09-2021 05:00 PM
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    • All-new Fabia priced from £14,905 on the road (OTR)
    • First Fabia built on Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform
    • Available from launch with four trim grade options
    • Four EVO petrol engines with outputs of 65PS, 80PS, 95PS and 110PS
    • All models equipped with LED headlights, Front Assist, Lane Assist and air-conditioning
    • Largest boot capacity in segment with 380 litres
    • More than 4.5 million Fabia models sold worldwide since 1999
    • Open for order from Tuesday 28 September 2021


    The new-look ŠKODA Fabia is set to makes waves in its segment thanks to its bold, stylish design, superior connectivity and new technology. The first Fabia to be based on Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB-A0 platform, it will be priced from £14,905 OTR when order books open on 28 September 2021.


    The new model arrives 21 years after the first-generation Fabia set new standards for space, value and quality in the UK supermini sector. Since its first appearance, the Fabia has become the benchmark car in its class and has played an instrumental role in growing the ŠKODA brand.

    Building on the strength of its predecessors, the new Fabia is the most spacious car within its segment and delivers a range of new comfort features in addition to a plethora of new safety and assistance systems. Classic ŠKODA qualities, such as excellent value for money, high functionality and new Simply Clever features, confirm the Fabia as the perfect entry-level model to the ŠKODA range.

    The UK range will consist of four highly specified trim grades from launch: S, SE Comfort, SE L and Colour Edition. The SE Comfort and SE L trims will appeal to drivers looking for an excellent drive and a well-appointed ...
    by Published on 28-08-2021 04:40 PM
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    • Five engines cover an output range from 48 kW (65hp) to 110 kW (150 hp)
    • Numerous innovative solutions reduce the EVO engines’ fuel consumption and emissions


    More choice, a wider output range and even greater efficiency: the fourth-generation ŠKODA Fabia is launched with five efficient engines from the Volkswagen Group’s latest EVO generation. They deliver outputs ranging from 48 kW (65 hp) to 110 kW (150 hp) and comply with the stringent Euro 6d emissions standard.


    The all-new Fabia is offered with a choice of five drivetrains from the Volkswagen Group’s EVO engine generation, all of which meet the Euro 6d emissions standard. The two 1.0 MPI engines now deliver an output of 48 kW (65 hp) and 59 kW (80 hp). A manual 5-speed gearbox is installed for both engines, as well as the 1.0 TSI with 70 kW (95 hp). The 1.0 TSI with 81 kW (110 hp) comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed DSG. The most powerful engine for the new Fabia is the 1.5 TSI with 110 kW (150 hp) and a 7-speed DSG.

    The majority of the engines and all the transmissions for the new ŠKODA Fabia are produced in the Czech Republic. The MPI engines and 1.0 TSI powertrains are produced in Mladá Boleslav and the manual transmissions also leave the assembly line at ŠKODA’s main plant.

    The 7-speed DSG is manufactured at ŠKODA’s Vrchlabí plant.

    Many innovative solutions for the EVO engines reduce fuel consumption and emissions


    ŠKODA AUTO has made numerous refinements that reduce the fuel consumption and emissions of the two MPI engines from the current ...
    by Published on 28-08-2021 04:35 PM
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    • Flying Spur Mulliner builds even further on “the best car in the world”
    • Available with Bentley’s all-new V6 petrol Hybrid, or sublime V8 and W12 petrol powertrains
    • Third member of Bentley Mulliner Collections portfolio, announced at Monterey Car Week
    • Exquisitely appointed sedan is ultimate expression of modern craftsmanship and breath-taking luxury
    • Designed and hand-built by Mulliner – Bentley’s bespoke division and the oldest coachbuilder in the world
    • Unique exterior includes Double Diamond front grille, unique 22-inch wheel design and elegant Mulliner detailing
    • Handcrafted interior features tri-tone colour split, diamond milled finish centre console beautiful details

    Bentley Mulliner today announces the new Flying Spur Mulliner – the ultimate in four-door luxury Grand Touring and Mulliner’s first electrified Bentley. Whether enjoying the technically advanced V6 Hybrid powertrain, the emotional V8 or endless waves of torque from the W12, customers will still benefit from the exquisite detailing offered by the latest Mulliner product.

    Revealed at the prestigious Monterey Car Week in California, the elegantly appointed sedan sits at the pinnacle of the Flying Spur family, combining the very finest in modern craftsmanship and breath-taking luxury.

    The most luxurious Flying Spur to date has been created and developed by Bentley Mulliner and designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain. Taking its place as the flagship of the Bentley range, the new Flying Spur Mulliner will appeal to customers who desire an even greater focus on elegant details.

    Beautifully appointed detailing includes exclusive Mulliner 22-inch wheels, ...
    by Published on 28-08-2021 04:27 PM
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    • Twin motors boost power output to 195kW (265PS) - the most powerful Enyaq iV to date
    • 82kWh battery (77kWh net) delivers WLTP range of 303 miles
    • 125kW DC rapid charging as standard - charging to 80% in just 38 minutes
    • Priced from £46,610 OTR - available to order now


    ŠKODA is expanding its acclaimed Enyaq iV electric SUV line-up with the arrival of a new, all-wheel-drive 80x SportLine model. Priced from £46,610, the new model is also the most powerful Enyaq iV to date with an output of 195kW (265PS).


    The 80x SportLine is fitted with a second electric motor that drives the front axle. The combined 195kW output of the front and rear motors means that the newest addition to the Enyaq iV range is also the fastest with a 0-62mph time of 6.9 seconds. The 80x model also delivers significantly more torque than the standard rear-wheel drive SportLine model thanks to its twin motor arrangement. The combined torque figure for the 80x SportLine is 425Nm, which provides exceptional levels of agility and acceleration.

    In terms of power consumption and range, the 80x SportLine has a WLTP range figure of 303 miles. Official consumption is 3.5 miles per kWh under WLTP test conditions. 80x SportLine models are equipped with 125kW rapid charging capability as standard, which means the newcomer can charge from 0-80% in as little as 38 minutes when connected to a 150kW+ DC rapid charger. A charge from empty to full will take around 13 hours on a domestic wallbox with an output of 7.2kW.

    Like the rear-wheel drive model, 80x SportLine ...
    by Published on 08-08-2021 02:01 PM
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    • The plug-in hybrid drivetrain is available in Life, Elegance and R-Line forms, continuing the model’s breadth of appeal
    • New eHybrid opens for order in UK today, priced from £35,515 OTR and £35,460 P11D, with a BIK rate from only 11%
    • Latest PHEV in the Volkswagen range takes the brand another step forward on its Way To Zero carbon emissions


    The fleet-friendly Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid has opened for order to UK customers today, priced from £35,515 OTR in Life trim. The latest addition to Volkswagen’s plug-in hybrid range is a key piece in the company’s Way To Zero climate strategy. The newest PHEV model from the brand has a CO2 output from just 38 g/km (WLTP) and fuel economy of up to 176.6 mpg (WLTP, combined), with the capability to travel up to 30 miles purely on electric power from a single full charge.


    The eHybrid drivetrain combines a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and a powerful electric motor, resulting in peak system output of 245 PS. It is available on value-packed Life, luxury-focused Elegance, and sporty R-Line trims, with respective WLTP CO2 emissions of 38, 43 and 41 g/km. The Life, starting at £35,515 OTR, also boasts a low P11D price of £35,460, and BIK taxation rate from only 11%, while the other trim levels represent similar value, especially to fleet customers, with respective BIK taxation rates of 13% and 11% for the Elegance and R-Line.

    The high power output of the Tiguan eHybrid is complemented by an abundance of instant torque from the electric motor, while the petrol engine provides 250 Nm of twisting force, available between 1,550 and 3,500 ...
    by Published on 08-08-2021 01:56 PM
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    • The electrically powered ID.5 GTX will be a near-production concept in disguise in Munich
    • First electric SUV with elegant coupé silhouette from Volkswagen
    • Four-wheel drive with two electric motor, up to 497 km range2


    As elegant as a coupé, as strong as an SUV and all-electric to boot: The ID.5 GTX is set to make its international exhibition debut as of 07 September – as a disguised concept at the IAA Munich Motor Show. The first SUV coupé based on the Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) wows with its elegant design and powerful dual motor four-wheel drive. And the ID.5 GTX is fully connected, can receive updates over-the-air and is fitted with Car2X technology.


    The ID.5 GTX is the first all-electric powered SUV coupé from Volkswagen. With its fluid lines, the ID.5 GTX is elegant and sporty. Short overhangs and big wheels highlight its strong character.

    Strong front, elegant body

    In the high front, the IQ.Light LED matrix headlights, which generate an intelligently controlled high beam, give the front of the car a likeable look. The light strip that tapers towards the Volkswagen logo has been combined with three powerful, illuminated honeycomb elements on both the driver and passenger side. They complement the signature of the low beam and convey the athletic character even while stationary. The flat sloping A pillars positioned right near the front give the roof line an elegant flow – it stretches low over the body and tapers out in an integrated rear spoiler. At the rear, horizontal lines accentuate the width, with the light strip attracting the ...
    by Published on 31-07-2021 09:45 AM
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    • 22” Mulliner carbon wheel will be the largest carbon wheel in production
    • Weight saving of 6 kg per wheel, unsprung mass, compared to aluminium
    • Developed in conjunction with leading composite manufacturer, Bucci Composites
    • Five years of engineering delivers first carbon wheel to pass TÜV testing
    • Innovative processes ensure repeatable high quality components utilising RTM (Resin Transfer Moulding) technology
    • Increased impact safety due to material weave dispersing air loss
    • Improved stiffness equivalent to 1° in camber per 1G of force
    • Reduced tyre wear due to stiffness of wheel
    • Available to order through Mulliner later this year

    After years of development with one of the world’s leading composite suppliers, Bentley is today announcing a new carbon fibre wheel developed specifically for the Bentayga. The 22” carbon wheel, engineered with renowned specialists Bucci Composites, is to be the largest carbon wheel in production in the world and offers a vast range of benefits beyond the initial 6 kg improvement in unsprung mass per wheel.

    The new carbon wheel has been subjected to the exceptionally rigorous TÜV (Technischer Überwachungsverei - Technical Inspection Association) standards, and is the first carbon wheel ever produced to pass all tests. The newly developed rim has undergone the most rigorous testing for non-metallic wheels according to the new TÜV standards including biaxial stress testing, radial and lateral impact testing for simulating potholes and cobblestones, tyre overpressure, and excessive torque tests exceeding the permitted limits.

    One of the most severe tests ...
    by Published on 31-07-2021 09:40 AM
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    • First SUV coupé from Volkswagen enters the volume sector
    • New, trendy Lifestyle model with crossover body style
    • All-digital and always on: “Digital Cockpit” and the latest generation of online infotainment systems as standard
    • Top-of-the-range features: IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights and IQ.DRIVE Travel Assist with Lane Assist and pACC


    The stage is set for a new body shape from the Volkswagen brand: With the new compact crossover Taigo1, Volkswagen is launching an SUV coupé on the European market for the first time. The front-wheel drive Taigo is a real crowd-pleaser with its trendy crossover body style, raised seating positions, pioneering connectivity and unrestricted suitability for everyday use. The rear of the five-seater car slopes backwards in the style of a coupé, without restricting headroom in the back seat.

    This sees Volkswagen expand the portfolio of the compact Polo (hatchback) and T-Cross (SUV) models built on the MQB platform with a third chassis variant, which has previously been primarily re-served for high-end models. Numerous latest-
    generation assistance systems guarantee optimum comfort and a high level of safety for all passengers. The Taigo made its virtual European debut on Thursday 29 July at 08:00 a.m. CEST.


    The new Taigo focusses on design, individuality and emotion. With full LED head-lights, an all-digital cockpit and the latest generation of infotainment systems (MIB3) as standard, the SUV coupé meas- uring in at just under 4.26 metres sets high technology standards in its class. The expressive body shape is the first ...
    by Published on 31-07-2021 09:30 AM
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    • A limited edition to launch the new Flying Spur Hybrid, with exclusive exterior and interior content
    • First mainstream production Bentley to implement design influences from the EXP 100 GT concept car
    • Introduction of even more sustainable luxury cabin materials including tweed and open pore veneers
    • A statement of sustainable design, without compromise to renowned Bentley character and craftsmanship
    • Expert craftsmanship pushes the boundaries of bespoke stitching with graduated seat embroidery
    • Six curated exterior palettes harmonise with unique Pale Brodgar lower brightware and exclusive 21” ten twin-spoke wheels
    • 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

    Bentley is today announcing details of a new limited edition to celebrate the introduction of its latest model, the Flying Spur Hybrid. Taking inspiration from the EXP 100 GT concept car that defines Bentley’s view of luxury mobility in 2035, the Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition is the first step on a journey to introduce new sustainable materials as part of its Beyond100 strategy.

    The Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition not only uses an advanced hybrid powertrain delivering a combined power of 536 bhp (544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb.ft) of torque, but also includes new, even more sustainable materials throughout the cabin, directly reflecting design details showcased in Bentley’s centenary concept car. The cabin features panels of beautifully crafted tweed made from 100% British wool, twisting a blend of tonal colours into a bespoke yarn to create a unique natural luxury textile especially for Bentley.

    With a focus on sustainability, the open pore Koa veneer fascias and waistrails use ...
    by Published on 25-07-2021 10:30 AM
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    • SEAT releases prices and technical data for hotly-anticipated, new Arona
    • Available in six trim levels: SE, SE Technology, FR, FR Sport, XPERIENCE, and XPERIENCE Lux
    • Four powertrain derivatives for Arona released
    • Prices start at £19,260 OTR for Arona, with 4-year or 5-year warranties available
    • Exterior and interior changes to this latest generation make for sharp new look
    • New Arona available to order in the UK from today
    • Visit The new SEAT Arona, a crossover SUV | SEAT for more information

    SEAT has announced the pricing and technical specifications for the eagerly awaited new Arona, now available to order in the UK.

    Prices start at £19,260 OTR for the Arona SE 1.0 TSI EVO 95PS, and go to £25,835 for the Arona XPERIENCE LUX 1.0 TSI DSG-auto 110PS.

    Customers can choose from six distinct trims (SE, SE Technology, FR, FR Sport, XPERIENCE and XPERIENCE Lux), matching the desired trim level to the power output that suits them best.

    The new Arona 1.0 TSI EVO 95PS can be specified with SE and SE Technology trim, whereas the 1.0 TSI 110PS is available from FR trim upwards. The 1.0 TSI DSG-auto 110PS can be paired with all trim levels, while a sportier 1.5 TSI DSG-auto 150PS is available exclusively with FR and FR Sport trims.

    “The SEAT Arona is a clear pillar of success within the range, being the second most sold SEAT model last year,”
    said Wayne Griffiths, President of SEAT and CUPRA. “The new pricing and updated specifications only add to this vehicles’ incredible attributes, offering a refreshed design at exceptional value for money.”

    When it comes to warranties, the new Arona has a 3-year/60,000-mile warranty as standard, with the option to upgrade to 4 years/75,000 miles for £180 RRP, or 5 years/90,000 miles for £315 RRP.

    The new SEAT Arona is ...
    by Published on 25-07-2021 10:25 AM
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    • SEAT releases prices and technical data for the latest Ibiza supermini
    • Models available in six highly-specified trim levels
    • The new Ibiza arrives with three powertrain derivatives
    • Prices start at £16,945 OTR, alongside 4-year or 5-year warranty options
    • Exterior refresh and bold new interior make for a sharp and distinguished look
    • All-new Ibiza is available to order in the UK from today
    • Visit SEAT UK - Discover our range of new & used cars for more information

    SEAT has announced the pricing and technical specifications for the newly-updated Ibiza, which is now available to buy in the UK.

    The entry price point starts at £16,945 OTR for the SE 1.0 TSI 95PS, reaching £21,725 OTR for the 1.0 TSI DSG-auto 110PS.

    Customers can choose from six distinct and highly-specified trims: SE, SE Technology, FR, FR Sport, XCELLENCE and XCELLENCE Lux.

    For the new model, the power outputs are carefully matched with the desired trim level. The Ibiza 1.0 TSI 95PS is available across all trim levels, whilst the 1.0 TSI 110PS, and 1.0 TSI DSG-auto 110PS are for FR trims and above.

    “The SEAT Ibiza has been a cornerstone of the brand’s success, with close to six million vehicles sold over its five generations,”
    said Wayne Griffiths, President of SEAT and CUPRA. “The refreshed version’s new exterior modifications and interior revolution, together with new levels of connectivity and safety, mean it’s ready to continue the success story.”

    The Ibiza arrives as standard with a 3-year/60,000 mile warranty, upgradable to 4-years/75,000-miles for £165 RRP, or 5-years/90,000-miles for £285 RRP.

    A new look


    The facelift sees the introduction of a number of new-look features.

    To draw attention to the SEAT Ibiza’s sleek exterior, there are three ...
    by Published on 25-07-2021 10:20 AM
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    • 400PS five-cylinder engine with 500Nm of torque
    • RS Torque Splitter and new RS 3 driving modes for even more agility
    • 0-62mph in class-leading 3.8 seconds
    • Up to 180mph top speed with optional dynamic pack
    • Prices start at £50,900 with orders beginning in August
    • First customers due to take delivery at the end of 2021
    • Four specifications: RS 3, Carbon, Launch Edition and Vorsprung



    From 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds, up to 180mph top speed, RS Torque Splitter and specific RS driving modes – the new Audi RS 3 offers driving dynamics of the highest calibre and the best numbers in its segment. Equipped with a 400PS five-cylinder engine, the high-performance unit delivers rapid acceleration with a highly intoxicating sound. Visually, the RS 3 demonstrates its sporty DNA with a widened body, RS sports exhaust system, and cockpit displays like those found in race cars.


    “With the third generation of the Audi RS 3 Sportback and the second generation of the Audi RS 3 Saloon, we now offer premium sports cars that are suitable for everyday use and equally thrilling to drive on public roads and racetracks,” says Sebastian Grams, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “They represent the entry point into our RS world and, thanks to the torque splitter, the ultimate in outstanding performance in the compact segment.”

    Unmatched acceleration and top speed: the 2.5 TFSI


    With its five-cylinder, high-performance engine, the Audi RS 3 is one-of-a-kind in the segment. The 2.5 TFSI has won the “International Engine of the Year” award nine times in a row. In the latest generation of the compact sports car, the engine is now more powerful than ever before developing 400PS and 500Nm of torque - allowing a 0-62mph sprint of just 3.8 seconds. Top speed for the standard RS 3 is limited to 155mph, but Launch Edition and ...
    by Published on 25-07-2021 10:11 AM
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    • Vision iV-inspired feature now available to order as an option
    • Grille features more than 130 LEDs arranged in 18 vertical strips and a horizontal band
    • Animated function activates as part of coming/leaving home feature
    • Designed to complement lighting effects of full LED headlights

    ŠKODA has added a striking new option for Enyaq iV customers – a Crystal Face grille. Now available to order as an option on Enyaq iV 80 models, the design takes its inspiration from the ŠKODA Vision iV concept car that made its public debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.


    The new grille features more than 130 LEDs that form 18 vertical ribs and a horizontal strip that runs the width of the frame, which is finished in either chrome or black. The Crystal Face has an animated Coming/Leaving Home function and, together with the LED modules for the dipped and high beam in the full LED Matrix headlights and the daytime running lights, creates a unique welcoming light display. The Crystal Face turns on when the headlights are activated and illuminates the road ahead along with the dipped beam lights.

    The Crystal Face is included in the Enyaq iV’s Light and View Plus package which can be specified on all Enyaq iV 80 models. The package is priced at £1,675 including VAT for the Enyaq iV 80 (£560 for the Enyaq iV 80 SportLine and 80x SportLine), and, in addition to the Crystal Face, adds full LED matrix beam headlights with variable light distribution, full LED rear lights with variable lighting functions, headlight washers ...
    by Published on 25-07-2021 10:03 AM
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    • Produced in a numbered series, the motorcycle is characterized by the special celebratory livery that recalls that of the Ducati 996 R of the first World Superbike title won by the Australian rider in 2001
    • Equipped with Öhlins components and embellished with details that enhance its sportiness, the Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary is destined to enter the hearts of Troy fans around the world
    • The video presentation of the bike, filmed at the Ducati Museum, on the track and at the Bayliss home in Australia, is available on the Ducati YouTube channel and on the Ducati.com website


    21 has been a magic number for Ducati ever since Troy Bayliss sculpted it with his victories in motorcycling history. Precisely in 2021, twenty years after winning the 2001 Superbike World Championship, Ducati is paying homage to the legendary career of the Australian rider by dedicating to him a special motorcycle, produced in a numbered series, which celebrates the first of the three World SBK titles won by Bayliss: the Ducati Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary.

    The bond between Bayliss and Ducati Corse in the Superbike World Championship is one of the most fascinating stories in the motorsport universe. The results of this beautiful adventure are 52 victories, 94 podiums and three world titles (2001, 2006 and 2008) won with three different bikes: the twin-cylinder 996 R, the 999 R and the 1098 R. Troy Bayliss is the only motorcycle racer in history capable of winning in MotoGP and World Superbike in the same season (2006) and his achievements in the race have indelibly ...
    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

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