MotorEasy is extending its pioneering electric car warranties to cover degradation of the drive battery. The company was the first to offer extended warranty cover for EVs and is believed to be the only one that is prepared to cover drive battery capacity loss.
Vauxhall is making the switch to electric easier with lower on-the-road prices across the all-electric Corsa-e range, as part of its 2021 model updates to both the Corsa and Corsa-e. Alongside the new on-the-road prices for the new all-electric Corsa-e, the 2021 Corsa and Corsa-e models feature new styling updates, a wider trim selection and new engines for the Corsa.
Ford is introducing a new Ranger chassis cab variant for the first time, providing customers with the ability to create bespoke vehicles based on Europe’s best-selling pick-up. The Ranger chassis cab uses a body-on-frame construction, creating a tough donor vehicle that maximises the range of potential conversion options.
The new updated Toyota Hilux reaps the benefits of suspension and steering revisions and the availability of a new, automatic limited-slip differential that improve its on-road ride and handling and its off-road controllability. The Hilux retains its body-on-frame construction, a design now rare in its segment. Toyota says the ladder frame chassis is both highly durable and gives the Hilux the torsional rigidity to deal with the most severe twisting forces when driving over rough terrain.
Following the Government announcement to bring forward the end date on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to 2030, DS Automobiles has confirmed that it will meet the new guidelines five years ahead of time.
The MINI brand is using #NEXTGen to present the MINI Vision Urbanaut, which it describes as an all-new interpretation of a vision of space. It says this digital vision vehicle offers more interior space and versatility than ever before, but still on a minimal footprint.
The all-electric Mazda MX-30 has been awarded the maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP in its latest series of tests with 91 per cent and 87 per cent scores in its respective adult and child occupancy categories. The 91 per cent rating is the best adult occupant protection result yet registered amongst all vehicles tested in the latest 2020 Euro NCAP tests.
The SQ5 TDI already the distinction of being the first Audi SUV to wear the evocative S badge. Now there is a new generation model, which combines engine improvements with extensive modifications inside and out. These include the introduction to the cabin of the latest Audi touch-screen MMI Touch control and the availability of new next generation digital OLED rear lighting as part of an exterior rework that brings the top tier SUV back up to speed with contemporary Audi design principles.
Ford has unveiled a new Active version of the Ford EcoSport compact SUV. Featuring unique exterior and interior styling alongside increased ride height and additional body protection for greater rough road capability, EcoSport Active “will help adventure-loving customers get the most from their active lifestyles”.
Jaguar has introduced a series of updates for the E-PACE range, including a refreshed exterior, enhanced interior, the latest Pivi Pro infotainment, new vehicle architecture and a choice of engines that includes a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powertrain.