Audi has reintroduced its sporty SQ5 SUV with a powerful mild-hybrid emissions-reducing diesel engine.
The Mercedes-Benz SLC will cease production later this year following the release of an end-of-line Final Edition model.
What is it? The rise of the compact SUV is seemingly unstoppable and now Lexus wants in on the action. It’s why it has introduced this – the UX. Slotting underneath the NX and RX models in the firm’s range of SUVs, the NX sits on a new compact platform and, as with all other current Lexus cars, it’s a hybrid. Its powertrain means that it does offer something different (there are few other petrol-electric hybrid compact SUVs on the market), and it does this while delivering Lexus’s well-known high standard of quality.
Workers at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant will have to wait until Brexit negotiations are over and the outcome is known before finding out their fates, says the manufacturer.
Peugeot’s engineers have come up with a sportier hybrid 508.
Audi has launched a feature to cut the time drivers have to wait at red traffic lights – and even avoid them all together.
What is it? Few vehicles are as recognisable as the Jeep Wrangler – it harks back to the Willys MB of 1941, giving it more heritage than even the Land Rover Defender. Like the Defender, the Wrangler is a no-nonsense bruiser of an off-road vehicle, but unlike the Defender, you can actually buy one new.
What is it? “No more boring cars” was the bold proclamation of Toyota president Akio Toyoda last year, but even the brand’s executives will admit the Corolla nameplate doesn’t exactly stir the soul. A reputation for unparalleled reliability and dependability the world over is a fine thing to have, but for the new 12th-generation model, Toyota’s chasing a bit more dynamism and soul.
What is it? Take a passing glance at the Hyundai i30 N-Line and you might think you’re looking at the hardcore i30 N hot hatchback. Indeed, that was Hyundai’s intention – the N-Line, as is the case with most cars with ‘Line’ in their trim level, is meant to give some of the glamour of a full-fat hot hatch but without the associated running costs.
Volkswagen has revealed the latest revisions to its Passat range, which see the popular saloon gain a host of new safety equipment alongside an updated engine range.
Mercedes has upgraded its largest and most capacious passenger model – the V-Class MPV.
Volkswagen has announced it will build a new, fully electric dune buggy, taking styling cues from the past and translating them onto a technologically-advanced concept vehicle.
What is it? Nissan’s keen to point out that it’s listened to the feedback its customers gave it on the latest Micra. Although the car’s only been out for two years, customers criticised the engines – calling them underpowered and bemoaning the lack of an automatic gearbox.
What is it? Quite simply one of the most famous badges, and possibly the most famous sports car of all time. The Porsche 911’s been with us in one form or another for decades now, and in that time it’s developed a reputation for delivering a pure enthusiast’s driving experience.
The royal family’s Land Rovers have had their audible seatbelt warnings disabled, according to a source.
Back in the late 1940s, several people decided that a nearby airfield – known as RAF Silverstone – would be ideal for a little bit of impromptu motor-racing. It was bare-bones to begin with, but since that time the circuit has gone on to become the home of British motorsport – and the host of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix to boot.
Renault has given its Twingo city car a mid-life facelift, bringing a cleaner look and new technology – but the UK market won’t benefit, as it’s been removed from sale on these shores.
Kia’s first cee’d GT helped to change the firm’s brand image around through sporty looks and sharp drive. Can the latest model do the same?
THIS week’s headlines have been dominated by the General Election, the royal baby and sporting triumphs. We’ve picked our favourite images taken this week from the Press Association archives.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their baby daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace has announced.