Mazda will launch its first Electric Vehicles in 2020 as part of its ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’ long-term technology development programme. The Japanese company will initially launch two battery EVs – one powered solely by battery, the other pairing a battery with Mazda’s small, lightweight and exceptionally quiet rotary engine as a range-extender.
With bolder more dynamic styling, extra space for occupants and cleaner, more efficient engines, the new Mercedes B-Class went on show at this week’s Paris Motor Show. The designers’ brief was to make the new B-Class stand out visually and that brief was accepted and executed, thanks to the long wheelbase with short overhangs, slightly lowered roof line and larger 16 to 19-inch wheels making for dynamic proportions. The relatively squat, progressive front end with flowing lines from bonnet to A-pillar and on to the windscreen, along with the muscular shoulder of the body, underlines the sporty overall look.
A unique lifesaving Land Rover Discovery has just entered active service with the Red Cross emergency response fleet. The bespoke Discovery will provide eyes in the sky with a special drone and go-anywhere wheels on the ground, as an emergency mobile command centre with the Austrian Red Cross disaster response teams. The vehicle, developed from the original Project Hero concept car is the result of an 18-month collaboration between Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations and the Austrian Red Cross.
The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe was unveiled to waiting crowds at this week’s Paris Motor Show and it was worth the wait as it combines the dynamic credentials of a high-calibre sports car both visually and technologically with the exclusivity of a luxurious coupe.
The all-new Kia Ceed GT-Line which takes its design cues from the higher-powered Ceed GT model made its public debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show today. Strengthening the appeal of Kia’s new mid-size family car range, the latest Ceed GT-Line is available on every variant of the new Ceed, including the five-door hatchback and Ceed Sportswagon. The new shooting brake bodystyle of the ProCeed is sold as standard in GT-Line specification.
The BMW Group is pushing the appeal of electric motoring to ever greater heights on the back of its unstinting research and development work. And the latest fruits of its labour are new high-voltage batteries, which significantly increase the operating range of purely electrically powered BMW i cars.
The all-new Kia e-Niro is the first fully electric crossover utility vehicle produced by Kia. With a range of 301 miles on the WLTP combined cycle, the all-electric e-Niro combines driving enjoyment, eye-catching design, crossover utility and a zero-emissions powertrain – to create one of the most capable electric vehicles on-sale worldwide.
Isuzu has announced the launch of the updated D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 – a striking, comfortable and rugged pick-up with excellent off-road credentials. The Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 has a host of stand-out features, including Nokian Rotiiva AT Tyres, Fox Performance Series Suspension, flared wheel arch extensions, side steps, arctic trucks chrome badge and decal set, leather upholstery, plus a seven-inch multifunction colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
With more than 15 million sales under its belt, the BMW 3 Series Saloon has enjoyed a superb reputation both for its quality and supreme handling in the premium midsize segment for more than 40 years and now, the seventh-generation model, raises the bar even higher.
Groupe Renault chose the Paris Motor Show to unveil EZ-ULTIMO, its futuristic robo-vehicle concept that offers an autonomous, electric, connected and shared mobility service solution. Available on-demand for a single trip, for an hour or for a day, it caters for people looking to enhance a special moment through a private trip in a city, a premium tourist experience or businesses looking to offer premium journey services to its clients.