Vauxhall says it is continuing to execute the PACE! plan product offensive to meet customer needs and ensure compliance with Europe-wide CO2 guidelines which become effective in 2020.
Isuzu UK has announced the launch of the new Isuzu D-Max Fury special edition pick-up. The Fury is available to pre-order early now but will not be arriving in dealerships until January 2019.
Skoda has released a silhouette picture to grant the public a first look at its future model for the popular compact class. It provides a first taste of the design of this five-door model. This hatchback model translates the design language of the study Skoda Vision RS, seen recently at the Paris Motor Show, into a production vehicle.
Momentum in the development of the Polestar 1 has increased with the production of the first series of road-going verification prototype (VP) cars in Sweden. Produced for a number of purposes including crash tests, weather testing and on-road assessment, the VP cars form the very first fleet of Polestar 1 cars on the road.
The FCA Melfi Plant in Italy is beginning preparations to produce the Jeep Renegade Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) scheduled for market launch in early 2020. The Renegade PHEV will be produced alongside the Renegade and 500X full combustion engine products that are currently produced at the Melfi vehicle assembly plant.
Skoda is introducing a new, fully programmable digital instrument panel to its Karoq, Octavia, Superb and Kodiaq ranges – giving the customers the option to replace traditional analogue dials and gauges with a high-definition electronic display for the first time.
Ford will enhance the Mondeo hybrid petrol-electric vehicle range, including the introduction of the first Mondeo hybrid estate from 2019. The new Mondeo hybrid estate will enable customers who require greater load-carrying capability to benefit from the efficiency and refinement of an electric powertrain, while maintaining the driving range and freedom offered by a traditional combustion engine.
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.