Honda has revealed the first details of the 2019 HR-V sub-compact SUV. The company says the new model features enhanced exterior styling, updates to the interior and a range of advanced technologies.
LEVC’s TX eCity range-extended electric taxis have started appearing on the streets of Edinburgh, thanks to a deal that has been signed by the city’s Union Motor Company. The first TX was handed over to the Edinburgh cabbie, David McMillan, as part of the opening of the new dealership.
Kia has introduced a range of design enhancements and a new engine for the new Kia Optima. Sold as a Saloon or Sportswagon, the car made its debut at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show and is now on sale at Kia dealers.
Volkswagen is making available to order a new turbo diesel engine for the all-new Touareg range. The 3.0-litre V6 TDI unit has an output of 228 bhp and joins the 282 bhp TDI engine that the Touareg launched with in June.
SEAT is beginning the roll out of Amazon Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, in its vehicles, giving customers access to a host of functions through simple voice commands.
Owners of Ford’s high-performance diesel, the Focus ST diesel, can now unlock even more performance with the launch of mountune’s m460D power upgrade kit. The m460D kit includes an OBDII flashing cable, dongle, performance calibration and a mountune badge. With a focus on real-world performance, mountune’s calibration is claimed to reduce the 0-60mph time by 0.7 seconds and cut the 31-62mph time by 0.5 second
Volkswagen’s SUV range expansion continues with news of a new turbodiesel engine option in the T-Roc compact SUV. When T-Roc debuted in Volkswagen Retailers across the UK at the turn of the year, two petrol engines were available. With the arrival of the latest engine option, the range now comprises three petrol and two diesel engines.
Skoda is expanding the Skoda Karoq series: With the new Skoda Karoq Scout, the Czech car manufacturer will be presenting a more rugged variant of the popular compact SUV series in October at the Paris Motor Show 2018. As with all Skoda Scout models, the Karoq Scout comes with four-wheel drive as standard in addition to sporting a powerful off-road look.
The new V6 X 350d 4MATIC is now available from £38,350 excl. VAT, with first deliveries expected in November 2018. All UK vehicles are doublecab, with 4MATIC permanent all-wheel-drive and Dynamic Select, 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission. Mercedes says they benefit from a wide track, long wheelbase and comfort suspension, coupled with a double wishbone front axle, multi-link rear axle with a rigid section, and coil springs at both axles
After being part of Groupe PSA for one year, Vauxhall has revealed a further teaser image of its GT X Experimental brand concept for the mid-2020s. The company says it will embrace its core values – British, Ingenious, Progressive and Approachable – and provide a template for the future design of its production cars.