Nissan has announced the start of production for the MY20 Leaf range, which includes a new entry-grade 62kWh model and lower ‘On the Road’ pricing for the range-topping Tekna e+.
The new A-Class Exclusive Edition is now available to order, with prices starting from £34,005 for the A 200 d. The A 220 d is priced from £38,095. The new Exclusive Edition is based on the AMG Line Executive equipment line which already comes as standard with the MBUX infotainment system, including ‘Hey Mercedes’ virtual assistant, and a 10.25-inch high-resolution media display.
The Volkswagen Golf GTD is now available to UK customers, priced from £32,790. It follows the GTI and GTE models, which were also recently opened for order to British buyers. The diesel-powered newcomer is the most powerful Golf GTD to date. Volkswagen says it offers the benefits of both high-performance and long range, with up to 600 miles available from a single tank of fuel, a top speed of 152 mph and a 0-62 mph sprint time of 7.1 seconds allied to strong in-gear acceleration.
SEAT’s debut plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Leon e-HYBRID, is now available to order, priced from £30,970. The e-HYBRID drivetrain combines a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine with an electric motor and six-speed DSG transmission, resulting in a total power output of 201 bhp and a 0-62mph time of 7.5 seconds.
From December 2020 production, Citroën UK will introduce a new and more efficient engine option – 2.0-litre BlueHDi 140 S&S – to the SpaceTourer MPV range. Citroën says that with a choice of six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions (EAT8 Auto), customers have an even greater power of choice.
Just four weeks after the first British customers collected their ID.3 1ST Editions, Volkswagen has announced pricing for the seven pre-configured series ID.3 models. The lowest-priced of these net carbon-neutral models, the ID.3 Life, will cost £29,990 including the £3,000 plug-in car grant. Orders for the new models will open next week with first deliveries expected before the end of the month.
Renault Trucks is partnering with two leading companies – Warburtons, the UK’s largest bakery brand, and recycling and waste specialists SUEZ – in announcing the sale of its first two 100 per cent electric medium duty vehicles.
Following the Panda City Cross, the new Panda Easy mild hybrid is now available to order in the UK priced at £11,840. The new features continue the electrification journey that Fiat began in February with the launch of the Panda Hybrid Launch Edition, the exclusive special series introduced at the same time as the Fiat 500 Hybrid.
Hyundai Motor UK has won an initial contract to supply about 180 Kona Electric 64kWh vehicles to Police Scotland. The agreement supports Police Scotland’s ambition to establish the first blue light, ultra-low emission vehicle fleet in the UK while making a significant contribution towards the Scottish Government’s legally binding target to cut greenhouse gases to net-zero by 2045.
The new Jaguar XF Saloon and XF Sportbrake feature enhanced exteriors, an all-new interior incorporating luxurious new materials, and new technology, including a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium turbocharged diesel engine featuring Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology. The new range has been streamlined from 64 to 28 derivatives.