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    by Published on 17-08-2018 12:12 PM
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    Porsche has unveiled the new Macan in Shanghai. The compact SUV has been a great success since its launch in 2014, and the latest model brings further enhancements in terms of its design, comfort, connectivity and driving dynamics, allowing the Macan to remain the sporty flagship in its segment.

    The new Macan stays true to the Porsche design DNA with a distinctive three-dimensional LED light strip across its tail. LED technology also features in the headlights as standard. The most striking innovations inside the vehicle include the 11-inch touchscreen of the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM), re-designed and re-positioned air vents and the GT sports steering wheel familiar from the 911. The PCM enables access to new digital functions, such as intelligent voice control and the online navigation system. The vehicle’s range of comfort equipment has also been expanded to include traffic jam assist, an ioniser to control interior air quality and a heated windscreen.

    LED headlights and new rear light strip as standard
    The introduction of a number of exterior styling features are intended to bring a more purposeful appearance look to the Macan, as well as incorporating more contemporary design elements. For instance, numerous details reflect the DNA of the iconic 911 sports car as well as the 918 Spyder. In particular, the lighting plays a key role, with the new Macan equipped with LED headlight technology as standard. The light units have a distinctive, three-dimensional design and can be further optimised if desired, such as with the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS) that can adaptively ...
    by Published on 17-08-2018 11:59 AM
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    • Fully updated Fabia range starts from Ł12,840 OTR
    • Fresh front end design, plus significant specification boost across the range
    • LED daytime running lights, Front Assist and Multifunction Trip Computer now standard
    • Revised three-cylinder all-petrol engine line-up with outputs of 75PS - 110PS from launch


    ŠKODA’s multi-award-winning Fabia range is set to confirm its status as the best value supermini on the market with the announcement that OTR prices for the fully updated model will start from just Ł12,840. The revised Fabia is set to hit the UK next month with a new all-petrol line-up, hatch and estate body styles and five trim level options – including Monte Carlo and Colour Edition.


    The new, facelifted Fabia is the most advanced and well equipped ever, with a host of new safety systems, boosted specifications and a sharp new look. To meet increased demand for petrol power, ŠKODA has refreshed the Fabia’s engine line-up with three power outputs of 75PS, 95PS and 110PS, the latter of which comes with the option of a seven-speed DSG transmission.

    All models in the new range now feature LED daytime running lights as standard along with Front Assist and a Multifunction Trip Computer. Entry-level Fabia S models are priced from Ł12,840 OTR.

    Customers stepping up to the SE model (from Ł14,115 OTR) can choose from all drivetrain options and gain front fog lights and 15-inch Cygnus alloy wheels over the outgoing model, along with Radio Swing Plus and auto up/down function for the electric windows. Colour Edition models, priced from ...
    by Published on 17-08-2018 11:52 AM
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    Executive class four-cylinder sharpens economy focus without diluting luxury car appeal


    • First ever four-cylinder A7 Sportback 40 TDI now available to order priced from Ł47,140 OTR – first deliveries begin in November
    • A6 Saloon and A6 Avant also become available to order priced from Ł38,640 OTR and Ł40,740 OTR respectively, with first deliveries from September
    • First deliveries for all three variants begin in November
    • A6 Saloon 40 TDI: 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds, top speed 152mph, combined MPG 62.8, CO2 117g/km (18-inch wheel)
    • A6 Avant 40 TDI: 0-62mph in 8.3 seconds, top speed 149, combined MPG 60.1, CO2 124g/km (18-inch wheel)
    • A7 Sportback 40 TDI: 0-62mph in 8.3 seconds, top speed 152mph, combined MPG 60.1 (19 inch wheel), CO2 122g/km (19-inch wheel)
    • All-digital control system, comprehensive connectivity, mild hybrid technology
    • Comprehensively equipped Sport and S line specification options


    The latest Audi four-cylinder TDI engines with their robust yet entirely unruffled performance are more ready than ever before to complement the refined elegance of the latest business class luminaries to wear the four rings, and they are set to do exactly that. The 2.0-litre, 204PS 40 TDI is now available to order in the A6 Saloon, Avant and A7 Sportback - the first time a four-cylinder has been fitted in the elegant five-door coupe - offering a level of pace and polish that befits each executive model range with a degree of efficiency that will be reflected in favourable calculations for business users.

    All versions are initially front-wheel-drive, with a four-wheel-drive version of each model following later in 2018 that will employ the latest, ultra-efficient ...
    by Published on 03-08-2018 12:43 PM
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    • 2.0 TSI with 140 kW (190 PS): The most powerful petrol engine in the series
    • Sports bumpers and sports seats as standard
    • World premiere at the Paris Motor Show 2018


    With the new ŠKODA KAROQ SportLine, ŠKODA will be presenting a second new variant of the compact SUV KAROQ– an even sportier version in terms of design and driving dynamics – at the Paris Motor Show 2018 in October. And to live up to its name, the ŠKODA KAROQ SportLine is offered exclusively with the most powerful 140 kW (190 PS) petrol engine in the series.


    The ŠKODA KAROQ, introduced in 2017, is the second addition to ŠKODA's SUV range and carries over the brand’s design language into the compact SUV segment. The compact SUV features innovative technologies including a Virtual Cockpit and wireless charging for mobile devices. In terms of connectivity, the ŠKODA KAROQ sets the benchmark in its class. The infotainment system features ŠKODA Connect online services with online infotainment as well as proactive services such as automatic emergency call. A true ŠKODA, the KAROQ offers a compact interior space with plenty of room for up to five passengers and luggage.

    Four engines and optional four-wheel drive


    There are four efficient and environmentally friendly engines to choose from, while the 2.0 TSI petrol engine with 140 kW (190 PS) is offered exclusively by ŠKODA for the KAROQ SportLine. The more powerful of the two 2.0 TDI diesel engines also produces 140 kW (190 PS).

    In combination with this drivetrain, the compact SUV brings power to the road with a 7-speed DSG and ...
    by Published on 03-08-2018 12:39 PM
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    • The latest member of the SCOUT family comes with all-wheel drive as standard
    • Three efficient and environmentally friendly engines, 7-speed DSG or manual 6-speed transmission
    • World premiere at the Paris Motor Show 2018 in October


    ŠKODA is expanding the ŠKODA KAROQ series: With the new ŠKODA KAROQ SCOUT, the Czech car manufacturer will be presenting an even more rugged variant of the popular compact SUV series in October at the Paris Motor Show 2018. As with all ŠKODA SCOUT models, the KAROQ SCOUT comes with four-wheel drive as standard in addition to sporting a powerful off-road look.


    The ŠKODA KAROQ feels just as much at home in the big city as it does off the beaten track. In numerous variants, the Karoq can meet the needs of every customer – from the young family to lovers of the great outdoors. Just as the OCTAVIA SCOUT and the KODIAQ SCOUT, the latest addition to the SCOUT family offers four-wheel drive as standard. In addition, the powerful off-road design emphasises the model’s optimised off-road potential. With its rough terrain package, the ŠKODA KAROQ SCOUT is fully prepared for demanding trips where tarmac roads end.

    Efficient, high-performance engines and all-wheel drive


    As the only variant of the compact SUV available exclusively with all-wheel drive, ŠKODA offers three efficient and environmentally friendly engines for the KAROQ SCOUT. In addition to a 1.5 TSI petrol engine with 110 kW (150 PS) in combination with a 7-speed DSG, two diesel engines are also available: The 2.0 TDI with 110 kW (150 Ps) comes with ...
    by Published on 03-08-2018 12:34 PM
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    • The Digital Cockpit streamlines the delivery of important information to the driver
    • The Arona is the first crossover on the segment to integrate the Digital Cockpit
    • The Digital Cockpit’s 10.25” display is customisable to maximise its benefit and aid drivers, helping them focus on the most important information

    SEAT is bringing its versatile and customisable Digital Cockpit to the Arona and Ibiza, providing clearer information that is better suited to individual drivers.

    The SEAT Arona is the first crossover on the market to benefit from the 10.25” interactive, customisable display, which has already aided drivers in the SEAT Leon and Ateca since January 2018. In the UK, the Digital Cockpit comes as standard in XCELLENCE Lux and FR Sport trim for Arona, Ibiza, Leon and Ateca.

    The pixel-dense digital instrumentation not only has a more modern and versatile design, but provides greater functionality, allowing drivers to view everything from classic information found on analogue dials, such as speedometer and tachometer, to full-colour maps and navigation (as optional equipment).

    “We are fully committed to offering our customers the best quality design, bringing in the precision of a classic gauge into the digital world, where each pixel is designed with the same accuracy”
    , said Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, Director of Design at SEAT. “Taking advantage of this disruptive digital environment, our interior car design upgrades to the next level.”

    Controlling the information provided is simple and requires the driver to merely press the steering wheel-mounted ‘View’ control button to scroll through the three ...
    by Published on 03-08-2018 12:30 PM
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    Race to snap up special edition CUPRA


    • Exclusive 300PS CUPRA Carbon Edition now available
    • Fewer than 50 of the limited-run models are being released in the UK
    • Upgraded spec includes carbon fibre side blades and rear and front diffusers
    • Latest limited edition follows on from the success of the Leon CUPRA R

    SEAT fans can now get their hands on an exclusive Leon ST CUPRA Carbon Edition – but they will have to be quick, as fewer than 50 are being released in the UK.

    The limited edition features a 2.0 TSI 300PS DSG-auto 4Drive and is packed with a range of additional sports, styling and performance features. In addition to carbon fibre side blades and front and rear diffusers, the Monsoon Grey-only model will be fitted with high-performance Brembo brakes, 19-inch black alloy wheels and CUPRA bucket seats. The quad rear exhausts will also feature the CUPRA logo.

    Priced at Ł35,575 this exclusive edition will appeal to customers looking for super-charged styling and performance. Available to order and now in the UK, it is expected to follow the success earlier in the year of the limited-run CUPRA R, which quickly sold out.

    Richard Harrison, Managing Director of SEAT UK, said: “Following the success of the special edition CUPRA R, we know that there is demand for limited-run models from customers looking for something truly special. The Leon ST CUPRA Carbon Edition doesn’t only deliver stunning and unique looks, but we believe the enhanced performance and competitive price ...
    by Published on 27-07-2018 12:48 PM
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    • New range-topping model features unique styling and huge specification list
    • Priced from Ł35,945 RRP*
    • Area view, progressive steering, ambient lighting all fitted as standard
    • Seven seat layout delivers comfort and luxury for all passengers


    Not content with building one of the most luxurious, comfortable and generously equipped SUVs on the market, ŠKODA is raising the bar even higher with the launch of a new range-topping Kodiaq Laurin & Klement model.


    Available to order at ŠKODA retailers now with prices starting from Ł35,945 RRP*, the L&K model features even more creature comforts, safety systems and driver technology than the previous top model - the Kodiaq Edition - further enhancing its reputation for value and practicality. The new Kodiaq L&K is available with four engine options; one petrol and three diesels, with power outputs ranging from 150PS to 190PS. All feature all-wheel drive and are available with DSG transmissions or in the case of the 2.0 TDI 150PS 4x4 variant, a six-speed manual option.

    Named in honour of the company’s founders, Václav Laurin and Václav Klement, the new Kodiaq L&K is the most luxurious SUV ever offered by ŠKODA. Like other L&K models in the brand’s line-up, the Kodiaq L&K comes with a remarkably generous specification list that few, if any rivals, can come close to matching. In terms of design, the Kodiaq L&K is distinguished from other models in the range by a chrome grille, 19-inch Sirius alloy wheels finished in anthracite and unique front and rear bumpers. Body-coloured ...
    by Published on 27-07-2018 12:42 PM
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    • Limited edition of 100 Mulsannes to celebrate upcoming centenary
    • Homage to founder W.O. Bentley’s famous final 1930 design
    • Each Mulsanne holds a slice of crankshaft from W.O.’s personal car
    • Mulliner designers take inspiration from golden age of British motoring
    • True collector’s item as Bentley approaches centenary in 2019
    • Public debut to be at Monterey Car Week (August 24-26)
    • Watch a film about the limited edition at BentleyMotors.com/MulsanneWOEdition

    Bentley Motors is demonstrating the beauty of bespoke with a new very special limited edition Mulsanne. The Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner pays homage to the founding father of the company and incorporates a genuine piece of Bentley history in every car.

    Inside each of the 100 limited edition Mulsannes, a slice of the original crankshaft taken from W.O. Bentley’s personal 8 Litre car decades ago – the last model he designed for Bentley Motors back in 1930 – is displayed.

    As Bentley approaches its centenary in 2019, Mulliner designers reflected on the last 99 years of an extraordinary British automotive story to imagine the new Mulsanne W.O. Edition. In doing so, they have created a truly unique collector’s item.

    The Mulsanne W.O. Edition can be specified on any of the three-model Mulsanne range, based on customer preference. Key features include a colour split interior cut from Heritage Hide reflecting the patina of vintage cars, elegant Beluga black wheels, and a stunning cocktail cabinet or bottle cooler featuring a slice of W.O.’s own 8 Litre crankshaft set into the armrest.

    This special model will make its public debut at Monterey Car Week in California USAin late August, with customer deliveries commencing ...
    by Published on 27-07-2018 12:36 PM
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    Sharper lines and a wealth of sophisticated technology bring the perennially popular Audi compact SUV right up to speed


    • Latest Audi design with more space, comfort and technology
    • New operating concept: Audi Virtual Cockpit and MMI touch display as standard for launch models
    • Connected like the full-size segment: smart infotainment and clever assistance systems
    • Open for UK ordering in the autumn – first deliveries in late 2018


    The right amount of space for a demanding family, the right amount of SUV road presence without feeling overbearing on tighter urban streets and the right combination of enduring quality, practicality and efficiency – the Audi Q3 has struck the right balance throughout its best-selling seven-year lifespan, and its all-new successor maintains that same equilibrium while taking on board absolutely contemporary Audi design, technology and connectivity. A fully digital cabin incorporating the Audi Virtual Cockpit and a large MMI touch display makes its debut, as do numerous infotainment solutions connecting the compact SUV with its environment and a wide variety of driver aids offering support when parking, in town and on long journeys.

    Strength and presence: the exterior design


    Sharper creases and sleeker lines lend the latest Audi Q3 a significantly more purposeful air than its predecessor. The Singleframe with its octagonal design and eight vertical bars, the large side air inlets and the slim headlights with their wedge shape set the scene upfront.

    They use LED technology in all versions and are paired with LED daytime running lamps. As an option, visibility can be further enhanced by adding Matrix LED units whose adaptive high beam intelligently illuminates the road.

    A highlight in the side view is the symmetrical lighting graphics of the headlights and rear lights. The shoulder line connects them from a styling perspective and adds to the overall impression of strength with defined accents over ...

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