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.
Honda says the new Honda e features “intuitive and advanced connectivity in a contemporary passenger cabin that sets a new benchmark in the compact EV segment. Complementing its simple and clean exterior styling, the interior of Honda’s new urban electric vehicle uses subtle, contemporary materials, presenting a relaxing and modern feeling space once inside”.
Volkswagen is celebrating the production of one million Touaregs with the special “ONE Million” model. The anniversary model now joins the flagship’s model range and features a range of exclusive equipment.
SsangYong Motors UK is launching special editions of the Tivoli and Rexton SUVs. The specially-equipped Tivoli LE and Rexton ICE are available from showrooms from mid-July.
Mazda has announced UK specifications and pricing for the Skyactiv-X version of the all-new Mazda3. Arriving in October, Mazda3s fitted with this engine will start from £23,555 with combined economy of up to 52.3mpg, while at the same time the all-new Mazda3 saloon will make its UK debut powered by the 178bhp Skyactiv-X engine and the 114bhp Skyactiv-D diesel engine.
British sports car maker Lotus has unveiled the Evija, the world’s first all-electric British hypercar, at an exclusive event in London. Hosted at the Royal Horticultural Halls, Victoria, over two sessions, more than 350 VIP guests attended. They were made up of international automotive, business, technology and design media, plus a host of UK business leaders, corporate and commercial partners, government officials, Lotus employees, racing drivers and other distinguished friends of the brand.
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”)