Volkswagen has opened the order books for its new flagship SUV – the third generation Touareg. Boasting the latest assistance systems, some of them appearing for the first time in a Volkswagen, the Touareg also offers the option of the new Innovision Cockpit which comprises an intuitive digital operating, information, communication and entertainment unit that can be fully personalised.
Vauxhall’s flagship Insignia is now available to order with bespoke paint colours that can be matched to any colour sample. Customers can choose any paint colour, which could be the colour of their favourite tie, bag or sports team.
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today revealed the new S60 mid-size premium sports saloon at the company’s first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina.
Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and are exploring a strategic alliance designed to “strengthen each company’s competitiveness and better serve customers globally.”
Toyota is to reintroduce the Camry to the UK market after a 14-year absence, launching a new self-charging hybrid electric model to maintain the company’s presence in the large and executive saloon market.
Mazda says the SKYACTIV-X SPCCI petrol engine offers customers outstanding power, acceleration and environmental performance by combining the best attributes of both spark and compression ignition.
Carpe is a new, all-inclusive car subscription service offering customers hassle-free access to brand new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. The service is aimed at high-mileage UK residents who spend many hours a week driving. They can sign up to Carpe, and subscribe to driving a brand new Jaguar or Land Rover for 12 months with no deposit. Carpe allows subscribers to get a new car every year and the vehicle specifications can be tailored to meet individual needs, with no restrictions on mileage. The vehicle, servicing, maintenance, insurance, roadside assistance and delivery is included in the all-inclusive, unlimited motoring package cost.
Electric vehicles are more popular than ever with May seeing an 18.7 per cent increase in the number of new pure electric vehicles registered, according to the SMMT. For motorists looking for a used electric vehicle, vehicle valuation experts at HPI have selected five of the best electric vehicles to buy under £10,000.
Kia Motors has revealed its all-new Niro EV at the 2018 Busan International Motor Show in Korea. The claimed range is 280 miles. In addition to the Niro EV, Kia Motors also unveiled two other vehicles at the show. The Kia SP Concept – first unveiled at the 2018 AutoExpo in India – makes its Korean debut, and hints at Kia’s future SUV design vision. The Kia Stinger GT Wide Body also makes its Korean debut, following its introduction at the 2017 SEMA show in Las Vegas in the USA.
The all-new BMW X5 goes on sale in the UK from June 2018. A choice of TwinPower and M Performance petrol and diesel engines are matched to a new eight-speed Steptronic gearbox and the latest version of xDrive. BMW says that with a wheelbase 42mm longer than its predecessor, an increase in vehicle length of 36mm, an extra 66mm of width and a 19mm increase in height, the new X5 has both an imposing appearance and generous levels of space for passengers and their luggage.