Updated Lexus LS flagship gets improved hybrid tech

Lexus has revealed the new, updated LS saloon ahead of its sales launch in the UK and Europe in late 2020. The company says it is introducing new technologies, equipment and design features that reinforce the status of the LS as the flagship of the brand.

Suzuki launches Toyota-based Swace hybrid estate

Suzuki has launched the new Swace, a hybrid estate car, which is the second vehicle to be supplied to Suzuki by Toyota Motor Corporation under a collaborative business agreement between the two companies. Sales are set to start in Europe this winter and UK specifications will be announced closer to the launch date.

Prices and specs for the new Kia Sorento

Following the global unveil of the new fourth generation Sorento in March, Kia has announced pricing and specification information for the UK market. The Sorento is the flagship for Kia’s European SUV line-up, alongside the Stonic, Niro and Sportage.

Volvo XC40 range: more hybrid choices

Volvo’s electrification programme has now delivered a second plug-in petrol-electric hybrid powertrain for the XC40 compact SUV. The introduction of the new XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4 increases customer choice and opens the plug-in hybrid technology to a wider market. At the same time, two new mild-hybrid petrol options have been added to the range, in the form of the new XC40 B4 and B5.

Maserati Ghibli gets hybrid power

With the new Ghibli Hybrid, the Italian luxury Trident brand enters the world of electrification. The new Ghibli Hybrid represents one of the most ambitious projects for Maserati, which after the announcement of the new engine for the MC20 super sports car now marks another step forward towards the brand’s new era.

JLR Ingenium engine reaches 1.5 million milestone

Jaguar Land Rover has now produced over 1.5 million Ingenium engines at its Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, UK, which makes a range of clean and electrified powertrains for all Jaguar and Land Rover models.  

New powertrains for Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Motor has revealed details of the new Santa Fe’s powertrain line-up, new platform and range of features. “The new Santa Fe represents a significant milestone in the history of Hyundai. With a new platform, new transmissions and new technology, it is cleaner, more agile, and more efficient than ever before,” says Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Head of Product Division at Hyundai Motor Company. “With the introduction of our new Santa Fe, our whole SUV line-up will be available with electrified versions, ranging from 48V mild hybrid solutions to fuel cell.”

Renault adds Captur PHEV and Clio hybrid to range

Renault UK has confirmed full specifications of new E-TECH versions of its two most popular model line-ups: the Captur Plug-in Hybrid and the Clio Hybrid. The new Captur Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) benefits from a new petrol-electric powertrain, while the Clio Hybrid gets a petrol hybrid setup that is also capable of completing most urban journeys in zero-emissions electric mode.

Honda releases prices for the e:HEV hybrid powered Jazz and Jazz Crosstar models

Honda UK has released pricing information for the all-new e:HEV hybrid powered Jazz and Jazz Crosstar models, the latest additions to the company’s growing e:Technology range of vehicles. Recommended prices for the Jazz e:HEV will begin at £18,980 for the SE grade, capable of returning in excess of 62mpg whilst emitting just 102g/KM, rising to £20,180 for the mid-level SR grade, £21,380 for the top spec EX and then £23,580 for the range topping two-tone Crosstar EX grade.