Peugeot has announced the launch of its new Plug-in Hybrid petrol engine range. The new engines are available for the Peugeot 3008 SUV, and all-new Peugeot 508 and 508 SW. Peugeot’s new HYBRID engines give Peugeot drivers the chance to experience new driving modes in their cars, including the ZEV 100% electric mode, 4-wheel drive mode with the HYBRID4, Sport mode, Comfort mode or Hybrid mode.
Jeep has upgraded the Cherokee, which will be offered in the UK in Limited and Overland trim levels and with the 2.2-litre MultiJet 192 bhp engine with automatic transmission. Prices will be announced closer to the car’s introduction. The exterior…
Nissan says the appeal of the Qashqai is now greater than ever, thanks to the launch of an upgraded 1.5-litre diesel engine. The enhanced 113 bhp unit offers drivers a 5 bhp increase in power over the 108 bhp of the previous generation. Torque remains the same at 192 ft lb, though the engine now features an all-new overboost function. This delivers an extra 5 bhp and 18 ft lb of torque for up to 15 seconds of driving.
The Ford S-MAX and Galaxy are now offered for the first time with the company’s 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine featuring power outputs from 118 bhp to 237 bhp; and with an advanced new eight-speed automatic transmission controlled using a Rotary Gear Shift Dial.
At the 69th IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover (20 to 27 September), Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is presenting no less than five new zero-emission vehicles. Making their world debuts are the I.D. BUZZ CARGO, ABT e-Transporter, ABT e-Caddy, the Cargo e-Bike and the Crafter HyMotion which is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell drive system.
SEAT says the future design direction of its new models has been unveiled as the wraps come off the all-new Tarraco. The large SUV – named after the Mediterranean city of Tarragona, a historic cultural centre – completes the Barcelona-based manufacturer’s SUV range.
The all-new Kia e-Niro will offer owners a driving range on official tests of up to 301 miles on a single charge when it goes on-sale across Europe at the end of 2018. The e-Niro, Kia’s first fully-electric crossover utility vehicle, will be revealed in European specification at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, before sales begin later this year.
The all-new Kia ProCeed five-door shooting brake will make its public debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, before going on sale exclusively to European drivers at the beginning of 2019.
Audi is launching its electrification offensive with the world premiere of the e-tron. By 2025 Audi will offer twelve models with all-electric drive in the most important markets worldwide and expects to achieve roughly one-third of its sales with electrified models. The SUVs in this portfolio include the e-tron and the e-tron Sportback, which is due to make its debut in 2019. A series of models with classic body layouts such as Avant and Sportback will also be available. The range will cover every relevant market segment from the compact to the full-size class.