Jaguar is giving I-PACE customers a complimentary update for the all-electric model that will provide increased real-world range. Engineers have applied technical insights from the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race series to optimise the management of battery, thermal and AWD systems to enhance the efficiency of the all-electric powertrain.
Volkswagen has expanded the line-up for its Touareg SUV, adding entry-level, mid-range and high-end specifications with a focus on technology to double the number of available variants on offer. The models arrive shortly after the brand announced its 48-hour test drive programme would be expanded to include the Touareg.
Ford has revealed the new Ford Kuga, including high-specification First Edition models arriving early next year. The Ford Kuga Zetec features FordPass Connect embedded mode, wireless charging and advanced driver assistance and safety features as standard.
The fourth-generation of Skoda’s global best-seller has achieved a maximum five-star test score in the independent European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). This makes the Octavia one of the safest compact models on the market. Its 88 per cent score for Child Occupant Protection puts it among the top performers of vehicles tested to date.
Vauxhall has revealed first images of the all-new Insignia, the brand’s flagship large saloon with a refreshed design and a wide range of improved technology features. Vauxhall, along with its sister brand Opel, is looking to add to the success of the 1.2 million Insignia models delivered to customers (over 300,000 to UK customers) since it was first introduced ten years ago.
Electric car owners could get more than 1,000 miles of free driving per year following the rollout of a complimentary car charging network. Volkswagen announced last year it had partnered with Tesco and Pod Point to install around 2,400 charging points…
The new Toyota Corolla has proven popular with more than 13,000 reaching the UK’s roads since its launch in March this year. The British-built Hatchback and Touring Sports, plus the Corolla Saloon, are now getting a series of upgrades and are being joined by new model versions for 2020.
Over 80 per cent of motorists are against current plans to ban diesel cars from city centres according to a new survey by Motorpoint. The poll from the car retailer found 84 per cent of people quizzed were opposed to plans by local authorities that could see Bristol become the first city in the UK to create a ‘Clean Air Zone’ and stop drivers of diesel cars using roads in certain parts of the city centre at selected times. Some 989 motorists took part in the poll on the Motorpoint website.
With the new and updated e-Niro and the all-new Soul EV arriving in 2020, Kia will have two distinctive battery electric vehicles capable of 280 miles range or more on a full charge, emitting zero tailpipe emissions.
Volkswagen has delivered the 100,000th e-Golf in the Gläserne Manufaktur Dresden. The model was launched in 2014 as the Volkswagen brand’s second battery electric vehicle (BEV) after the e-up! (2013). The e-Golf is one of the most successful electric vehicles in Europe and is also popular with customers in other countries – including the USA. The new ID.3 will be assembled in Dresden from autumn 2020.