The 2019 Toyota Prius Plug-in is launched this summer with a new, five-seat interior. The updated model has a series of new features and options. What remains constant is the Prius Plug-in’s efficiency and versatility. Its rechargeable powertrain delivers an official 217mpg (WLTP data) with 29g/km CO2 emissions (NEDC correlated data), and allows an all-electric EV driving range, with zero emissions, of up to 34 miles.
A pioneer of the small SUV market, the Captur has sold 1.2 million units since its launch in 2013. Now Renault has launched an all-new Captur, one of the key models in the company’s Drive the Future plan for 2017-2022. The new Captur will be sold in every continent and will also be manufactured in China, a key market for Renault.
Volkswagen says that with over 30 million sold worldwide across its lifetime, the Passat is the best-selling mid-size model in the world. The enhanced eighth-generation model benefits from updated connectivity, powertrain and engine technologies.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed the first sketches and details of the new California 6.1. The update for the campervan covers many aspects: the interior of the camper van has been enhanced; the multifunctional camper control unit in the roof console has been redesigned and digitalised, new assistance systems enhance safety and comfort; a new generation of infotainment with integrated eSIM opens up the world of mobile online services, and digital instruments are available for the first time (“Digital Cockpit”)
Fiat Professional has been giving the world its first glimpse of the Ducato Electric – an all-electric BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) version – which will go on sale in 2020.
Following the reveal of the all-new Kia XCeed last month, Kia has released pricing and specifications of the fourth member of the Ceed range. Order books are now open for the Kia XCeed, with the first cars set to arrive…
The first Skoda Kamiq has rolled off the production line at Skoda’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The compact city SUV completes Skoda’s SUV portfolio at the lower end. Following in the footsteps of the Kodiaq and Karoq, the Kamiq is the third Skoda SUV for the European market and is designed to combine the advantages of an SUV – such as higher ground clearance and an elevated seat position – with the agility of a compact car.
Mini has unveiled the new Mini Electric at the Oxford plant, the home of the brand where the very first Mini was built 60 years ago. After 15,000 potential customers already expressed an interest in the car, the official order books have now been opened. Manufacturing will begin in late 2019, with first deliveries in the spring of 2020 and exports headed around the world.
Renault has unveiled its ‘Electrify July’ sales event, which sees its entire range of electric vehicles available with an additional manufacturer contribution of up to £1,000.
The Soul EV made its European debut at the Geneva motor show in March, and Kia has now announced pricing and specification of the pure electric vehicle. The order banks for the Soul EV ‘First Edition’ are being opened sufficiently early so that demand can be judged to ensure that the appropriate supply is requested.