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.
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.
Skoda has announced prices and final specifications for its revised flagship Superb model – and the company says it is set to raise standards in the sector once more. Featuring an updated interior and a host of new technologies, the facelifted Superb is available to order now with prices ranging from £24,655.
The new updated BMW X1 will be offered with three- and four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engines, BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive, extensive infotainment options and an updated range of BMW ConnectedDrive Services. Next year the petrol and diesel models will be joined for the first time by the xDrive25e plug-in hybrid model.
The new Q5 55 TFSI e will offer a range of over 26 miles and a top speed of 84mph in electric-only mode, which Audi says should enable the new hybrid Q5 to cover most everyday driving distances – including motorway journeys – without backup from the petrol engine. Available to order in the UK from the beginning of June, with first deliveries scheduled during quarter four of this year, the Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro will be priced at around £55,000