Order books for the all-new Skoda Scala are now open. Skoda says the new hatchback “showcases a dramatic evolution of the brand’s design language, introduces a host of comfort and safety technologies, and delivers sector-best rear passenger space and practicality”
For the first time in its history, the Audi S5 now has a V6 diesel at its heart. The 3.0 TDI engine, which will be introduced in both the S5 Coupé and the S5 Sportback in late 2019, now produces 342 bhp and delivers up to 516.3 lb-ft of torque to the crankshaft, available between 2,500 and 3,100 rpm.
The Land Rover Discovery has been on sale for thirty years. To mark the occasion, Land Rover has revealed the new Discovery Landmark Edition. Taking the SE as a starting point, the Landmark Edition adds the Dynamic Exterior Pack, which includes a “more purposeful” front bumper design and Narvik Black mesh grille and fender vents. Narvik Black nameplate scripting on the bonnet and tailgate is also joined by Landmark badging.
With the Concept GLB at Auto Shanghai , Mercedes-Benz shows what SUV ideas on the company’s compact car platform might also be realised alongside the GLA. The concept car has space for up to seven occupants thanks to its long wheelbase (2829 millimetres).
Lotus is embarking on a new era with the announcement of its first all-new product in more than a decade – which it says is set to become the first all-electric hypercar from a British manufacturer. Type 130 continues the bloodline from Lotus during its 71-year history.
From June production, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd has enhanced the Sprinter by adding stop/start as standard. Steve Bridge, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd, said: “Our mighty Sprinter is already WLTP compliant, and has been since it launched in the UK in 2018, so we can offer continuous supply without interruption. We have taken the opportunity that WLTP emissions testing gives us to further benefit customers by adding in the fuel-efficient Stop/Start technology across the Sprinter range.
Further to the launch of the Vito PURE, PROGRESSIVE and PREMIUM lines earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd has announced new engines that are now Euro 6c compliant (previously Euro 6b), alongside the introduction of Mercedes PRO connect and an adjusted look to the instrument cluster.
SsangYong is introducing some new enhancements to its compact SUV range of Tivoli and Tivoli XLV. The most significant change is the introduction of cleaner-burning Euro 6 C petrol and diesel engines. The new models are now on sale. Tivoli…
Dacia has launched its new top-of-the-range Techroad special editions, now available to order with deliveries from April. Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the cross-range special edition is available on the Duster, Logan MCV Stepway and Sandero Stepway. Sitting above the Prestige trim for the Duster and above the Comfort trim for Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV Stepway, the Techroad trim is offered exclusively in two new colours: Fusion Red and Highland Grey.
The Golf is turning 45. On 29 March 1974, the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg officially started production of what would become its best-seller. Since then, the successor to the legendary Beetle has sold more than 35 million units all over the world. In purely mathematical terms, a new Golf has been ordered somewhere in the world every 41 seconds, every day, without interruption, since the start of production (SOP) 45 years ago. That is an average of around 780,000 vehicles per year.