The new BMW 330e plug-in hybrid saloon is due to be launched in summer 2019. It delivers a 50 per cent increase in electric-only range to go with a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than 10 per cent.
Land Rover has started its countdown to the world premiere of the new Range Rover Evoque with a fleet of wire form sculptures inspired by the new model. The full-scale artworks were shown at locations across London.
The all-new Kia Soul will make its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Soul is all new for 2020 and “will come to market with a bold, immediately recognisable design, uncompromising versatility and a fun-to-drive personality”.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced the world premiere of the new Mitsubishi L200 one-ton pickup truck in Bangkok, and is to start sales in Thailand on November 17.
Two new diesel engines have been added to the A-Class range: the A 200 d Sport (£28,805 OTR) and the A 220 d AMG Line (£30,005 OTR). The OM654q engines have been tested to new RDE-2 standards, making Mercedes-Benz among…
Dacia has launched the Dacia Buy Online sales platform in the UK. From the touch of a button Dacia customers can now purchase a car from virtually anywhere. To mark the fact you can now buy a Dacia anywhere, Dacia created a ‘pop up dealership’ which was open for one day in the remote Yorkshire countryside inside a bus stop on the A64 between Pickering and Whitby.
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the all-new Mazda3 will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles Motor Show, open to the public from 30th November to the 9th December. The company says that the all-new Mazda3 “adopts a richer interpretation of Mazda’s KODO design philosophy, which embodies the essence of Japanese aesthetics”.
Volkswagen has unveiled the Tarok Concept to the world at the São Paulo International Motor Show (6 to 18 November). The all-wheel drive all-rounder “combines the progressive features of the latest generation of digitally networked SUVs with the versatility of a cleverly designed five-metre pick-up”. Its new features include a large variable loading area, which can be extended thanks to the folding rear panel in the spacious four-door double cab.
The Ford Transit Custom commercial vehicle was Britain’s No.2 top-selling vehicle among all vehicles sold in October, only outsold by the country’s best-selling car, the Ford Fiesta. The Transit Custom range powered Ford’s share of the commercial vehicle market to 33.2 percent, up nearly two percentage points from October last year, and more than double the market share of the nearest rival. Transit Custom (including the Tourneo Custom people carrier) is now the No.3 top-selling vehicle range in Britain for the year to date.
The new E 300 de Saloon and Estate are available to order, with prices starting at £47,700 for the Saloon and £49,700 for the Estate. The E 300 de Saloon and Estate are powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine which produces 191 bhp and 295 ft lb of torque and a hybrid module with 120 bhp of electric power and 325 ft lb of torque (combined system output is 516 ft lb). It can achieve 166.2 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 41 g/km of CO2 (44 g/km for the Estate). It can travel from 0 to 62 mph in 5.9 seconds (6.0 seconds for the Estate) and has a top speed of 155 mph.