Category: United Kingdom

New Audi R8 LMX Limited Edition Gets Laser Lights As Standard

Audi has announced the the Audi R8 LMX limited edition model which is the most unique R8 for two strong reasons. The very first reason is that the R8 LMX is the most powerful version of this iconic sports car yet, and I know this is quite exciting. Now, the second reason is that it also happens to the be first production car to equip laser high beam lighting as a standard equipment. Audi plans to make only 99 models of the LMX limited edition and will debut the same in the UK at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Interested buyers can get the R8 LMX for £160,025 and upwards, with deliveries expected to begin in autumn. Talking about the specs now, the Audi R8 LMX is based on the V10 plus model and equips the same mid‑mounted, high-revving 10-cylinder engine. The powerful engine puts out 570 PS and



All-New Nissan X-Trail Prices Announced For UK

Nissan has made some important announcements in regard to its 2014 model lineup. First it announced the specifications and pricing for the 2014 Nissan Juke and now it has announced the prices of the all new Nissan X-Trail for the UK. In brief, the 2014 Nissan X-Trail starts from £22,995 and will available in 2WD or 4WD configuration with 5- or 7-seat arrangement. Scheduled to reach UK showrooms on July 17, the all new X-Trail is considerably cheaper than its predecessor – 2WD Visia will now cost £2,600 less while the 2WD Acenta will be available for £800 less than the outgoing model.

The all new X-Trail will be available in four trim levels: Visia, Acenta, n-tec and Tekna. Talking about the long list of standard equipment available, the Visia models, which start from £22,995, come with signature LED daytime running lights, 17” alloy wheels, MP3 compatible sound system with



Nissan Announces 2014 Juke Pricing And Specifications For UK

Nissan has announced the pricing and specifications of the 2014 Nissan Juke which was unveiled recently. For UK, the fresh-faced model will come in four trim levels with a range of new engines and new features. There will be a offered with a variety of personalization options and the car equips Nissan Safety Shield. The 2014 Juke is scheduled to arrive sometime in June. There will be a host of innovative new technologies and styling upgrades, along with a new lineup of engines and plethora of personalization options.

Another interesting fact about the 2014 Juke is that in spite of equipping all those extra features and technologies, it would offer an additional 40 % of luggage space on the two-wheel-drive model. Pricing has been kept competitive enough, starting with the £13,420 Juke 1.6 Visia which has a good number of standard features. It gets air conditioning, front and rear electric



All-New Peugeot 108 Hatch And TOP Cabrio Prices And Specifications Announced

Today, Peugeot has revealed the prices and specifications of its all new Peugeot 108 small car. The 2014 Peugeot 108 will be available in 3- and 5-door Hatchback or TOP cabriolet forms. All the models will be offered with a choice of two frugal, low-emitting petrol engines, including Peugeot’s PureTech 3-cylinder unit which was unveiled recently. While the 108 is quite good looking in the standard attire, Peugeot will offer a host of colours, trims, themes and ambiences to make the hatchback even more appealing to customers who want a personalized vehicle.

If that is not enough for you, Peugeot has also added new segment-first features which, until recently, were exclusive only to premium saloons. These new features include Mirror Screen with MirrorLink technology, a high end infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen and DAB digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity for modern day smartphones and steering wheel mounted controls. The



Fiat Punto Jet Black 2 Limited Edition Launched In UK

Fiat has added a new limited edition model to its UK portfolio. Based on the Fiat Punto, the limited edition model is called the Punto Jet Black 2 and features a host of goodies on exterior as well as on the interior. The Fiat Punto Jet Black 2 is only available as a three door model and features a distinctive look. The exterior is finished in Crossover Black metallic paint and features 12-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels, dark tinted rear privacy glass, front fog lights, a tailgate logo, matching color rear spoiler and body-colored side skirts.

Under that subtly retouched body is a sport suspension that will ensured enhanced performance. Moving on to the interior, Fiat adds an automatic climate control system, cruise control and a leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob. The standard safety features list has been updated with adaptive cornering fog lights, rear parking sensors, Blue&Me Bluetooth



2014 Honda Civic Hatchback Available For £209 Per Month In UK

Honda has made the 2014 Honda Civic hatchback even more affordable for customers in the UK. This spring, The Japanese carmaker is offering the refreshed Civic hatchback with 0 per cent APR, low monthly installments, and an optional fixed-price FIVE year care package. Interested customers will be able to drive away the 2014 Civic 1.4 i-VTEC S for a monthly payment of just £209. While the £209 monthly payment is for the petrol variant, the 1.6 i-DTEC S diesel is available for just £239 per month.

The mentioned costs include the Honda’s fixed-price FIVE year care package. The package is also available on the entire Civic range for a one-off payment of £500 and offers savings of up to £1,345. The package covers roadside assistance, warranty and servicing costs for the next five years. Honda has improved the Civic hatchback and has made the same more responsive and agile. Credit



Jeep Announces UK Pricing Of 2014 Cherokee SUV

With the commencement of bookings for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, Fiat Group Automobiles UK has announced the pricing of the new model. The lineup starts from £25,495 with the Cherokee Longitude that is powered by a 2.0 liter engine mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox and features a two wheel drive configuration. At the top of the Cherokee range sits the highly equipped Limited 170 Automatic model that costs £35,695 and comes with features like 18-inch alloy wheels, BiXenon headlamps, power tailgate, Nappa leather seats, front and rear park assist, 8-way power driver’s seat, back-up camera, rain sensors, automatic headlights, keyless Enter ‘n’ Go, Wireless Phone Charging pad and much more.

As of the now the 2014 Cherokee will be powered by two 2.0-litre MultiJet 2 diesel units, with power outputs of 140 hp and 170 hp respectively, but Jeep is expected to include a new 3.2 liter V6



Trident Introduces Iceni Magna And Iceni Venturer Models To The World

Today, well known British sport car brand, Trident, has announced that its flagship Iceni sports car will be available to the world very soon. For those of you unaware of the Trident Iceni, it is the world’s fastest and most fuel efficient sports car with a diesel heart. Trident unveiled two new models of the Iceni family today – the Iceni Magna and the Iceni Venturer. The Magna is a fastback version whereas the Venturer is an estate model. While one would think the two models would be boasting a different set of specifications, interestingly, they share the same components inside out.

Despite sporting a design which is unconventional, the models can store two holdalls and at least two suitcases. Both the models can achieve a top speed in excess of 190 mph and offer a full tank range of 2000 miles. Trident has also patented a unique torque multiplication



Subaru BRZ Price Reduced By £2,500: Starts From £23,995 Now

Subaru has made its all new BRZ even more affordable for potential buyers. Yes, it is true. Subaru has revised the pricing of the the BRZ, which is known for thrilling driving experience, and has reduced the starting price by a good £2,500. With the new pricing scheduled to become effective from May 1, the all new BRZ will start from just £23,995. While the £23,995 price tag is for the SE Lux model featuring a manual gearbox, the automatic variant will start from £25,495. The BRZ is powered by a 2.0 liter Boxer petrol engine positioned horizontally for a low center of gravity.

The power and torque generated by the potent engine is delivered to the rear wheels. Talking about the specifications and available equipment, the BRZ SE Lux equips a number of features as standard. These include Torsen rear-axle differential, leather and Alcantara trimmed seats, steering mounted shift



Nissan Unveils 2015 Murano Crossover: To Arrive In Late 2014

In 2003, Nissan launched the first generation Nissan Murano which had a huge impact over the SUV market and recently the Japanese marque has unveiled the 2015 Murano. Unlike the previous generation Muranos which were inspired by the Italian Murano glassware, the latest generation is based on the Nissan Resonance Concept vehicle. Compared to the previous generation Murano, the new one features the same 111.2 inch long wheelbase but is 1.3 inches wider, 2.5 inches longer and half an inch shorter. The exterior is extremely edgy and flaunts a V-motion front grille taken directly from the Resonance concept, invisible D-pillars, boomerang-shaped LED taillights and LED daytime running lights.

Aerodynamically, the new Murano is 16 percent more efficient than the outgoing model and scores a 0.31 coefficient of drag. Powering the 2015 Murano is a standard 3.5-litre DOHC V6 which is good for 260 hp and peak torque of 240 lb-ft.



Mercedes-Benz Launches SL400 Sport In UK: To Replace SL350

Today, Mercedes-Benz has launched the all new member of its SL-Class family, the SL400 Sport. The SL400 Sport has not been launched as a separate model but replaces the entry level SL350. In brief, the SL400 Sport is 27 hp more powerful, offers 110 Nm of more torque and is even quicker than the outgoing entry-level SL model. Powering the SL400 is an all new 6-cylinder, 2996 cc engine that equips two turbochargers to produce a lovely 333 hp of max power and peak torque of 480 Nm. Despite being half a liter smaller than the currently available unit, the new engine offers a 0 to 62 mph sprint time of 5.2 seconds.

The engine is completely compliant with EU6 emissions. Features wise, the new entry level replacement model is thoroughly loaded including 19-inch AMG 5-spoke alloy wheels, AMG aprons at front and rear, AMG side skirting, body colored boot



Seat Introduces Ibiza FR Edition And New Engine For Entire Ibiza Range

Active Cylinder Technology is one of the most widely accepted technologies in the recent times as it greatly helps in bringing down the fuel consumption and Seat is the latest brand to adopt it. Seat has launched a new Seat Ibiza FR Edition that is powered by a new 1.4 TSI petrol engine that equips ACT (Active Cylinder Technology ). The new ACT-equipped petrol heart replaces the previously available 1.4 TSI 150 PS non-ACT engine on the entire Ibiza range. Compared to the previous engine, the new one develops 10 hp less but is capable of sprinting from 0 to 62 mph in under 8 seconds while returning a great 60.1 miles to a gallon.

While the 0 to 62 mph acceleration time is 0.2 seconds more, the new engine adds a significant 12.2 mpg to the fuel efficiency and also brings down the CO2 emissions to 109 g/km, an



All New Kia Soul Launches In UK: Starts From £12,600

Today, Kia has unveiled the second-generation Kia Soul for the UK market which comes with a host of improvements including a roomier cabin, revised styling, a new chassis and more standard features. Best of all, the pricing of the second generation Kia Soul starts from £12,600. First things first, Kia has adopted a number of styling changes for the new Soul. The new model takes a number of elements from the Track’ster concept and hence becomes even more sportier. Proportion wise, the new Soul has a 20 mm longer wheelbase at 2,570 mm, a longer overall length of 1,140 mm, a 15 mm wider body at 1,800 mm, and a 10 mm lowered height at 1,600 mm.

At the back of the new Soul is a 354 liter boot that can be enlarged to 994 liters with the rear seats folded down. Since the new Soul is influenced from the



MG Comes Up With Exciting Offers On MG 3 And MG 6 For 2014

Celebrating it’s 90th anniversary in the automotive industry, the Midlands based manufacturer MG has come up with some interesting offers on the MG 3 hatchback and MG 6 sedan. These offers will be available with the start of the second quarter and are expected to pace up the sales growth rate for the brand. Starting with the smaller of the two, the MG 3 hatch will now be available with a 3-years fixed servicing package. Named MG CARE3, the package is claimed to ensure carefree ownership at an affordable one time cost of only £550 that includes the VAT, labor and parts.

The supermini from MG is already one of the most value-for-money propositions in the market, thanks to the long list of standard features it comes with, 61 percent residuals and low insurance group it falls in. Now, with the new, £550 servicing program the manufacturer has brought down



Honda Signs £31m Agreement To Develop Hydrogen Cars For Europe

In an attempt to make the European continent greener, Honda, along with four other car majors has signed a £31 million agreement that aims at developing and building technology and infrastructure for fuel cell electric vehicles in the whole of Europe. The meeting for the agreement was held in London and saw energy consultancies and hydrogen fuel suppliers also coming forward along with Honda and other carmakers. The project is called HyFIVE that stands for Hydrogen For Innovative Vehicles, and is the largest of its kind.

All the five car manufacturers, including Honda, that have teamed-up for the project will deploy as many as 110 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles at a number of locations in Europe and will gradually develop a large network of hydrogen refueling stations. To brief you about how the technology works, the cars will use a system that combines hydrogen gas and oxygen from the atmosphere.



KIA Launches New High-Spec Models Of Picanto, Rio, Sorento And pro_cee’d

For years, Kia has been producing some of the most value-for-money vehicles for major global markets and this year, raising the bar even higher, it is adding new high-spec models of some of their products in the UK. Kia says customers have been expecting more luxury options lately, and as an answer to that it has launched these new models. In brief, Kia Sorento gets a new flagship model called Sorento ‘KX-4’, Picanto and Rio get new range-topping variants and the pro_cee’d will be available in a new SE Tech trim.

Also, customers will now be able to order Picanto and Rio with a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Starting with the Sorento first, Kia adds a new Sorento ‘KX-4’ flagship model to the Sorento model range. The model is powered by the same, standard 2.2-liter CRDi turbodiesel engine but benefits from added technologies and luxury features. The KX-4 model features Parallel



2014 Thruxton Easter Revival Early Birds To Get A Ride In Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin Or Audi

In the late sixties, Thruxton became one of the popular places for racing enthusiasts as F2 race meetings were held on Easter bank holiday. After more than five decades, the Easter meeting returned to Thruxton in 2013 and response was overwhelming. Called Thruxton Easter Revival, the race meeting will be conducted this year as well and is expected to be even bigger. Fans who are planning to buy the tickets for the event would be pleased to know that early ticket purchases could get the buyers a ride in of the six amazing supercars at the race track.

People who buy the Easter Revival tickets between now and April 11 will enter a draw, the winners of which will get a 2-lap ride as a passenger around the fastest circuit in Britain – the Hampshire circuit, in one of the six modern-day supercars. There will be 12 lucky winners for



Mitsubishi Launches All-New Outlander PHEV In UK

Mitsubishi has added a new member to the Outlander family in the UK and the its called the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Yes, it is the hybrid version of the Outlander which has finally arrived in the UK. The Outlander PHEV is one of the most special products for Mitsubishi as the same is the result of years of research and Mitsubishi is betting big on the SUV. The car is so clean that it has easily qualifies for the £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant that the government offers. Just to give you an idea of how environmentally friendly the car is, being a 5-seater and 4WD capable vehicle it only emits 44 g/km of CO2.

Interested buyers can make a booking from this week while the car is expected to arrive in the UK dealerships in May. Powering the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is an interesting combination of technologies including a Mitsubishi



MINI Unveils All-New Cooper T-World’s First Vehicle To Use Tea-Leaf Biofuel

Enhancing the lineup with an interestingly eco-friendly model, MINI has unveiled the all new MINI Cooper T. The New Cooper T is the first vehicle in the world to be powered by tea-leaf biofuel composite. On a single cup of fuel, the new MINI Cooper T is capable of covering up to 64 kilometers or 40 miles. The same is available in a variety of colors including Red Bush, Chamomile Yellow and Earl Grey, and comes loaded with all the standard features as available on other MINI models. The list of features include ABS, DSC, VVT, Dunk Avoidance Technology (DAT) and more.

The new DAT system used on the car is a filtration system that will stop passersby from dipping their snacks into Cooper T’s fuel tank. Talking about the new Cooper T, Dr. Ivana Kupp, head of Cooper T engineering said, “This particular project has been brewing for years.



Citroen Unveils All New C4 Cactus Arsenal Edition

Recently, MINI unveiled the Paceman GoalCooper special edition for the upcoming Fifa World Cup. As expected, more carmakers are now coming up with their Fifa-dedicated special edition models and the latest one of them is the the C4 Cactus Arsenal edition by Citroen. The special version of the C4 Cactus will make its debut ahead of the 2014/15 season and Citroen has confirmed that the production will be limited to just 11 models. The same will be available in Arsenal’s iconic color theme that uses red as the base, complemented by blue and gold shades.

Apart from the exclusive paint job, the car also features new technologies that will help Arsenal fans follow their team in style and comfort. One of the most interesting features on the inside is a G.O.A.L.I.E a.k.a Geo Organized Away-day Location, Information & Entertainment interface. This touchscreen based system comes loaded with all the away