Xavier Peugeot, Senior Vice-President of Groupe PSA’s Light Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, said: “Groupe PSA is pushing ahead with the electrification of its LCV range by offering electric versions of compact vans for business and individual customers. Without compromising on features, the range will help strengthen our leadership in this segment in Europe. In 2021, our entire range of LCVs and their passenger car equivalents will be electrified.”
Volvo Cars has introduced the XC40 Recharge, the company’s first ever fully electric car and the first model to appear in its brand-new Recharge car line concept.
Skoda has released design sketches providing the first glimpse of the new Skoda Octavia. The company says that the new Skoda design language reveals that the fourth generation of the brand’s best-selling model will have a more emotive look; combining compact dimensions with a very generous amount of interior space.
On 24 October, the Volkswagen brand will present the eighth generation Golf at a world premiere in Wolfsburg: featuring more digitalisation and connectivity than before, and “packed with innovations and sporting a highly expressive design”.
Production of the new Ford Puma is now underway at Ford’s manufacturing facility in Craiova, Romania, with full UK pricing now available. High specification First Edition models will be exclusively offered for delivery from January, ahead of the full range becoming available to order early next year.
Swedish mobility pioneer Uniti, has revealed the pricing and specification for its debut vehicle, the fully-electric Uniti One. Designed in Sweden and engineered in the UK, the Uniti One has been created from the ground-up “to be an urban electric vehicle: fully optimised for efficiency, sustainability and affordability, whilst maximising interior space for three adults.”
Morris Commercial, a UK-based automotive engineering and manufacturing start-up, has announced that it will soon be unveiling its new electric light commercial vehicle, the Morris JE.
Peugeot has opened reservations for four new plug-in hybrid models; the 3008 SUV HYBRID, 3008 SUV GT HYBRID4, all-new 508 HYBRID and 508 SW HYBRID, with customers able to place their reservations online with a £500 deposit.
Volvo Cars is rethinking infotainment in the forthcoming fully electric Volvo XC40. Powered by Android, the new infotainment system is claimed to offer customers personalisation, improved levels of intuitiveness and new embedded Google technology and services.