Kia reveals pricing for electric EV6

Kia UK Limited has revealed full pricing for the Kia EV6 model line-up, ahead of UK customer deliveries starting later this year. Pricing for the rear-wheel drive EV6 starts from £40,895.

Fleet-friendly Style joins Volkswagen’s Golf PHEV line-up

Volkswagen has opened its order books for a fleet-friendly addition to its Golf plug-in hybrid line-up with the unveiling in the UK of the new Golf eHybrid Style model., Volkswagen expects the Golf eHybrid, priced from £32,995, to expand significantly the appeal of the brand’s plug-in hybrid offerings.

Low-cost IONITY subs for Kia EV drivers

Kia UK Limited has introduced a new IONITY bolt-on to its Kia Charge service, opening the door to low-cost high-power charging for Kia EV owners. Kia Charge provides comprehensive access to the UK public charging network, with around 17,000 connectors accessible from a single account. The new bolt-on enables Kia EV owners to access IONITY’s high-speed 350kW charging points across the UK and Europe.

Bright Spark

Who would want to be a traditional car dealer these days? I’m sure lots of people have made plenty of money in the trade over the years, but now the path to profit seems to be getting ever more difficult. There’s the major disruption of the Covid-19 crisis, of course, which has confined potential car-buyers […]

BMW MINI celebrates twentieth birthday

The MINI brand and BMW Group’s UK manufacturing plants in Oxford and Swindon are celebrating twenty years of MINI production. In early 2001, production began for MINI body parts in Swindon and on the 26th April that same year, the first new MINI rolled off the line in Oxford.

Top five-star safety rating for the Volkswagen ID.4

The new ID.4 has performed well in the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) safety test. With five stars, the Volkswagen brand’s first compact SUV was awarded the top score. Auditors gave the ID.4 good ratings on all criteria – for the protection of adult occupants, children and vulnerable road users, as well as in terms of assistance systems.

Skoda teases the new Fabia

Skoda is building anticipation for the upcoming fourth generation of the Fabia by releasing the first official design sketches. The company says the new car will be “significantly larger, more dynamic and more expressive than its successful predecessors”. Switching over to the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Toolkit MQB-A0 has made the new proportions possible and created more space for passengers and luggage. Additional highlights, according to Skoda, include the sharply drawn front headlights and rear lights featuring LED technology. The world premiere of the new Skoda Fabia will take place this May.

Maserati launches Levant Hybrid

The Maserati Levante Hybrid has been presented to the world in both a physical and digital World Premiere event. The Shanghai Auto Show was chosen for its live presentation, and, for the rest of the world, there was a virtual launch event on the brand’s website.