The new Hyundai Ioniq has officially maintained its maximum rating of five stars from the independent Euro NCAP for crash safety. The Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric versions of the New Ioniq all keep this maximum score.
Prices and specifications for the all-new Peugeot 208 and the fully-electric e-208 have been released. The all-new 208 and e-208 start from £16,250 and £25,050 (after Plug-In Car Grant) respectively with customer deliveries starting early 2020.
Hyundai Motor has revealed the first sketch of the all-new i10 ahead of its public world premiere later this year at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). The latest addition to the Korean automaker’s i-range features a new-look design, which “shows a contrast between its soft surfaces and sharp lines”. Proportions for the all-new model have been “redefined in width, height and wheel size, resulting in an energetic and agile look”.
The all-new Renault Clio is now available to order, with prices starting at £14,295 and customer deliveries from late October. Diesel models start at £17,295. Officially revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, according to Renault, the fifth generation Clio “features the latest technological innovations and iconic style that have marked out its ultra-successful predecessors over the past three decades”.
A second version of the Audi e-tron charged with opening up the benefits of the first fully electric Audi to a wider audience has been confirmed for series production and will launch in the UK in 2020.
Land Rover Classic is introducing a range of upgrades for older Defender models. The new Upgrade Kits, the first of their kind from Land Rover Classic, allow Defender owners to enhance 90 and 110 derivatives built between 1994 and 2016.
MG Motor UK has smashed its new car pre-sales records by securing 1,000 orders for its MG ZS EV in just two weeks. Having officially launched the car to the press and public on 17th July, MG has experienced unprecedented demand as customers raced to be one of the first 1,000 retail customers to snap up the electric SUV from just £21,495.
Just weeks after opening reservations for the battery-electric version, Vauxhall’s all-new fifth generation Corsa, which features a new range of petrol and diesel powertrains, is available to order now priced from £15,550 on the road. Diesel models start at £17,560.
London EV Company (LEVC) has announced that it has produced 2,500 examples of its all-new TX electric taxi – and says that the vehicles are already making a huge contribution to reducing urban emissions in London, cities across the UK and in Europe too.
The Volkswagen Arteon is gaining a new entry-level SE specification and a new 148 bhp diesel which will make the mid-range model more affordable. The Arteon SE opens for order this week, with prices starting at £33,085 for petrol models; the new 148 bhp diesel will arrive later in the year.