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Weekend Round Up – Monday 16-20 March 2015

WeekendNews_Icon-300x3003-300x300-300x300We bring you up to speed with another busy week in the world of diesel, it’s Diesel Car’s weekend round-up.

Monday
The BMW X5 xDrive40e is the first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW core brand. (Full story)

Renault is introducing a new higher-powered engine on its Captur crossover for those customers wanting higher performance whilst retaining excellent efficiency. (Full story)

PEUGEOT in 2015 is celebrating 120 years of light commercial vehicle production, and what better way to mark such a significant anniversary than with the debut of the new Partner van. (Full story)

Tuesday
Mr Ratan Tata (Chairman Emeritus of Tata Group), Mr Cyrus Mistry (Chairman of Tata Group) and Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer Dr Ralf Speth joined Professor Lord Bhattacharyya (Chairman and Founder of WMG) to unveil the foundation stone for the new National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) at the University of Warwick today. (Full story)

ŠKODA has confirmed its remarkable success and growth with record sales and financial results for 2014 – breaking the one million deliveries milestone for the first time in its 120-year history. (Full story)

The journey from being interested in electric cars to being converted to electric car drivers is now complete for many of the participants in My Electric Avenue’s trials. (Full story)

Wednesday
Visitors to Lexus’s new installation at Milan Design Week can look forward to complete sensory experience that will stimulate the eyes, ears, nose, fingertips and even the taste buds. (Full story)

Dacia today announces UK pricing and specification for the top-of-the-range Lauréate Prime special edition versions of the Sandero, Duster and Logan MCV, which were unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of March. (Full story)

History was made in Dundee today when one of the UK’s largest electric taxi fleets entered service for the first time. (Full story)

Friday
Ford is working with new research and measurement methods and high-tech tools to collect emotional and logical customer insights and learn more about how people visually discover new cars and trucks. (Full story)

British designer, Sir Paul Smith has collaborated with Land Rover to create a bespoke Defender, which was revealed today at the designer’s shop at No. 9 Albemarle Street in Mayfair. (Full story)

When Lexus introduced the original RX 17 years ago, it defined a new luxury segment. (Full story)

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