Ford has revealed the new Ford Kuga, including high-specification First Edition models arriving early next year. The Ford Kuga Zetec features FordPass Connect embedded mode, wireless charging and advanced driver assistance and safety features as standard.
The Skoda Superb iV plug-in hybrid will become the brand’s first electrified car when it goes on sale in the UK in January 2020. Prices for the new car will start at £31,970. The Superb iV combines a turbocharged 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and 85kW electric motor, delivering a total performance of 215 bhp (160kW) and CO2 emissions of less than 40g/km.
The opportunities to drive an electrified Audi are becoming ever more plentiful, with five plug-in hybrid models scheduled for introduction in the second half of 2019 alone.
A new chapter in the history of Volkswagen’s best-selling car has started with the world premiere of the eighth Golf, which the company describes as “digitalised, connected, and intuitive to operate”. Hybrid versions will be launched at the same time. Speeds of up to 210 km/h (130 mph) are possible with assisted driving.
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.
Ford is claiming to be the first manufacturer to deliver plug-in hybrid technology for zero-emission driving capability to the one-tonne van segment, with the new Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid. The Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid starts from £39,145 excluding VAT for Leader trim; £40,595 for Trend and £42,950 for Limited.
Following the announcement last month that the new enhanced Passat is open for order , Volkswagen has now revealed further details of additional engines available – including the popular plug-in hybrid GTE model.
Bentley has announced that the Bentayga Hybrid – which it describes as the luxury SUV sector’s first true plug-in hybrid – is now on sale in Europe. Handcrafted in Crewe, England, the latest version of Bentley’s SUV will be the company’s most efficient model ever, with CO2 emissions of just 79 g/km (WLTP – weighted, combined).
Volvo reaches an important milestone in its powertrain electrification programme with the debut of the new T5 Twin Engine hybrid system in the XC40 SUV.
The first Superb iV has rolled off the line at the Skoda Auto Kvasiny plant. Carmaker Skoda Auto has comprehensively prepared the site for the manufacturing of the first electrified production model in the company’s history, investing approximately 12 million euros (about £10.6 million) in renovation work.