Tag: UK Cars

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 andRead More




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 withRead More




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 electricRead More




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. TheRead More




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 BluetoothRead More




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. CreditRead More




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 V6Read More




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 multiplicationRead More




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 shiftRead More




Volvo Presents V60 Plug-In Hybrid R-Design Model

The Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid is one of the most successful hybrid vehicles in Europe and recorded great sales in the year 2013. Broadening the vehicle’s appeal, Volvo has unveiled the V60 plug-in hybrid in Volvo’s R-Design specification. The company has started taking bookings for the R-Design model with deliveries expected to begin from August this year. As far as the pricing goes, the Volvo V60 D6 AWD R-Design Lux Nav is available from £51,675, excluding the plug-in hybrid grant of £5000. The exterior as well as the interior of the vehicle is quite unique. The exterior features R-Design grille and front bumper, 18-inch Ixion wheels and a rear diffuser. The interior gets a full R-Design theme that includes standard sports seats with black nubuck textile and perforated leather, sports pedals,, charcoal headlining and sports floor mats. The standard list of features also adds Volvo On Call. Powering the carRead More




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.Read More




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, anRead More




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 theRead More




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 downRead More




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.Read More




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 forRead More




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 MitsubishiRead More




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.Read More




2014 Peugeot 308 SW Pricing And Specification Announced

Peugeot is well known for its beautiful-looking and practical estate cars in the whole of Europe and if you talk about the C-segment, the Peugeot 308 SW is appreciably popular in its class. The latest news in regard to the car is that Peugeot has announced the pricing and specifications of the new 308 SW for the United Kingdom. The 308 SW is based on the Peugeot 308 hatch which was voted as the 2014 European car of the Year. Without deviating much from the hatch brother, the SW retains the stylish design, impressive driving dynamics, practicality and enormous cargo space. Peugeot has started taking the orders for the new 308 SW which is going to be launched soon in the UK and the first deliveries are expected to begin 19th June 2014. The new model will be available with as many as eight engine options: five HDi diesel andRead More




All New Hyundai Genesis Debuts For Europe: Details Inside

This year in the month of January, Hyundai debuted the 2015 Hyundai Genesis for the North American market. Recently, the new generation sedan has been launched in the European market as well. The Genesis is known to be one of the most capable cars in the mid-size sedan category and the 2015 iteration is even better. The 2015 Genesis will not be available to all potential buyers in Europe but only to a select few as Hyundai plans to sell the luxuriously-equipped executive saloon in limited number initially. The most interesting fact about the 2015 Genesis is that it’s the most technologically advanced and fully-equipped Hyundai model available in the European market. For the first lucky customers in Europe, Hyundai will be offering the new Genesis in only one specification. Powering the European model of the 2015 Genesis is a 3.8 liter V6 GDI engine and works in tandem withRead More




Volkswagen XL1 Nominated For Designs Of The Year Award 2014

In the recent years a number of designs have been created by some of the leading car manufacturers and one of them is the XL1 from Volkswagen. The Volkswagen XL1 is world’s most fuel efficient car thanks to its unbeatable technology and brilliantly sleek design. Now, the latest and certainly a good news is that the world’s most fuel efficient car has been nominated for the Designs of the Year award and will be on display at London’s Design Museum until August 25. This is the seventh year for the Designs of the Year award that honors the very best in global Fashion, Architecture, Graphic, Furniture, Transport and Product design. Andrew Nahum, one of the known author and automotive design and technology expert, nominated the XL1 for the exhibition in the Transport category. Talking about the XL1 now, the idea behind it was to produce a ‘one liter’ car. Here,Read More




2014 Volvo V40 Gets New Drive-E Powertrain: More Models To Follow Later

Volvo has been actively working on new, fuel efficient powertrains for quite some time now. The result of the hard work is the new Drive-E powertrain family that comprises of a range of four-cylinder units capable of not only performing well but also consuming less fuel. As per the latest announcement made by Volvo, the new Volvo V40 will be available with new Drive-E powertrain family this May onwards. The manual version of Volvo V40 D4 powered by the Drive-E powertrain returns just 99 g/km of CO2 emissions and offers 74.3 miles to a gallon. The V40 Cross Country model will also return improved CO2 emissions of just 104 g/km which coverts to 70.6 miles to a gallon. Apart from the standard manual unit, the D4 powertrain will also be available with the new 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. The automatic version of the V40 also returns an appreciable 109 g/kmRead More




Volvo Testing Flybrid KERS Technology In UK: Boosts Performance While Reducing Fuel Consumption

Volvo Car Group has been the leader when it comes to adopting new, environmentally friendly and safety technologies. For years now, no other car manufacturer has been as proactive as Volvo is and this is the reason why it is considered one of the best brands despite selling less vehicles per year compared to other global carmakers. As per the latest report, Volvo Group and Flybrid Automotive have joined hands to come up with better passenger cars. These companies are testing lightweight Flybrid flywheel KERS technology for passenger cars in the UK that offers boosted performance while reducing emissions and fuel consumption. Volvo has started the tests on normal city roads and test tracks located in the UK and Sweden, and is going to collect real world driving data from these test runs. Going by the recent results, the flywheel-based hybrid technology has delivered a performance boost of 80 hpRead More




Volkswagen Announces New Polo Pricing For UK: Starts From £11,100

The new Polo from Volkswagen has already been launched in the UK and deliveries are scheduled to begin in July. With still a couple of months to spare, Volkswagen has announced the pricing for the entire Polo model range for the UK. The entry level Polo S trim model starts at £11,100 and goes up to £19,715 for the range topping Polo BlueGT. The latest generation Polo is new in a number of senses. First and foremost, the car comes with a range of new engines that comply with EU6 emissions standards and offer up to 23 percent more fuel efficiency. The list of engines include a 1.4-litre TSI unit, two 1.2-litre four-cylinder TSI mills and two 3-cylinder 1.0-litre MPI hearts. While that was for the petrol lineup, the diesel range offers two new 3-cylinder 1.4-litre TDI engines with power outputs in the range of 75 to 90 PS. AsRead More




Citroen C4 Now Available With New, Fuel-Efficient PureTech Engine

Citroen has been sincerely working on new, fuel efficient engines for a really long time and the outcome is the PureTech family. The PureTech family of engines was first launched in 2012 and in the past two years it has grown bigger. Citroen has started introducing the new PureTech engines on its new generation models and Citroen C4 is the latest one to get it. The 2014 Citroen C4 will be available with a new 3-cylinder e-THP 130 PureTech engine which features technologies like a direct-injection turbocharger and variable valve timing. Talking in terms of performance, the new e-THP 130 engine is capable of putting out 130 hp of max power available at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 230 Nm available from 1750 rpm. Compared to the current 4-cylinder engine options available on the C4, the PureTech heart offers increased efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions. The 4-cylinder engine emitsRead More




Citroen DS3 Dark Rose Limited Edition: Price and Details

Citroen has unveiled the latest special edition model of the Citroen DS3. The new model is called Citroen DS3 Dark Rose limited edition and was launched by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. The new DS3 Dark Rose is one of the most exclusive cars available in Europe currently as Citroen plans to produce only 350 examples of the limited edition. The Dark Rose limited edition will be available on the standard DS3 and DS3 Cabrio. Making the Dark Rose edition distinctive enough is a two tone body paint which uses Shark grey and Perla Nera black. While the front, rear and side of the car features an exclusive two-tone paint job, the roof of the DS3 and DS3 Cabrio models will be offered in different, contrasting colors. The DS3’s roof is in fuchsia pink while that of DS3 Cabrio has a black canvas shade. The wing mirror housings areRead More




New Subaru Impreza Coming To UK On May 1: Priced From £17,495

After a long time, Subaru has finally made a comeback to the UK market with the new generation Subaru Impreza. The car will arrive in the UK on May 1 and will be available in just one trim level and one engine option, though there will be both manual and automatic transmission options. However, the new Impreza will be the first vehicle in the C-segment to come with an all wheel drive system as standard. Design wise the new generation Impreza is simple yet attractive. At the front the car features a hexagonal grille and hawk-eye headlights that have their own unique appeal. Moving on to the sides, it has flared wheel arches that emphasize the car’s all wheel drive character. For the passenger cabin Subaru has used high quality, highly durable materials that impart a solid yet premium feel to the Impreza. There is also a Multi Function displayRead More




Porsche Launches Cayman GTS In UK: Priced From £55,397

Porsche has launched new performance models of two of their popular cars for the UK. One of them is the Boxster GTS which we just covered and the other one is the 2014 Porsche Cayman GTS. Just like the Boxster GTS, the Cayman GTS also features a retuned chassis and uprated engine, and with these changes it becomes the fastest Cayman to date. The Cayman GTS is powered by an uprated version of the flat-six cylinder, 3.4 liter engine positioned in the middle of the chassis for a low center of gravity. The engine now produces 340 hp of max power and 380 Nm of peak torque, a significant increase of 15 hp and 10 Nm respectively. Once gain just like the Boxster GTS, the Cayman GTS features Porsche Active Suspension Management and the Sport Chrono package as standard. These systems allow the driver to modify the throttle characteristics andRead More




Porsche Boxster GTS Coming To UK-Fastest Boxster Yet

The Porsche Boxster has been a benchmark roadster for decades now, and this year the car is going to get even better. Porsche has announced the new Boxster GTS which is the pinnacle of the Boxster range and arrives with upgraded chassis and engine. The Boxster GTS is powered by an optimized version of the flat-six 3.4 liter engine that powers the standard Boxster. This uprated version of the engine puts out an additional 15 hp and 10 Nm, taking the max power and torque figures to 330 hp and 370 Nm respectively. Technology wise, the GTS model equips Porsche Active Suspension Management and Sport Chrono package as standard. The transmission options list includes a standard 6 speed manual and an optional Doppelkupplungsgetriebe 7-speed double-clutch unit. The Boxster is capable of sprinting from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 174 mph. FuelRead More




Audi A4 And A5 Ultra Models Launched In UK

Last month Audi launched the A6 equipped with Audi ultra efficiency technology. The new technology seen on the A6 first ensures performance while cutting down emissions and fuel consumption by an appreciable amount. Yesterday, expanding the ultra models lineup in the UK, Audi has launched the A4 Saloon, A4 Avant and A5 Coupe. The Ultra model range is powered by a 2.0 liter TDI engine, which was earlier available on the A5 only but Audi engineers have reworked the same so that it burns fuel in a leaner manner. The engine is capable on putting out 163 PS of power available between 1200 rpm and 3000 rpm and a peak torque of nearly 400 Nm available from 1750 rpm up to 2750 rpm. On the A5, the engine is mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox which helps the car accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 8.3 seconds andRead More




Peugeot 308 Powered By 1.2L PureTech Petrol Engine Returns 99.1MPG

There are a handful of car manufacturers who focus more on other important achievements than just six to seven figure yearly sales. One of them is French major Peugeot, who has recently set a new benchmark with its all new Peugeot 308. Peugeot 308, which was recently awarded the European Car Of the Year 2014, has received the new 1.2 Liter PureTech turbocharged petrol engine, completing the engines range. The good news for potential 308 buyers is that Peugeot has managed to achieve a record 99.1 mpg and a full fuel tank range of 1124.7 miles with the PureTech powered model. These figures were achieved at the Almeria circuit in Spain and to witness the record-setting run was the Union Technique de l’Automobile, Motocycle et Cycle a.k.a UTAC. As mentioned above, the record setter 308 model was powered by the new PureTech 1.2 liter e-THP turbocharged petrol engine that producesRead More




Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing Ultra-Limited Edition Available For £29,305

Citroen is betting big on its latest product, the Citroen DS3. A couple of days ago Citroen unveiled two special edition models of the DS3 developed in collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics. Today comes the third, ultra-limited edition model of the DS3 called Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing which is available in UK for £29,305. Citroen has confirmed it will create only 100 such DS3 Cabrio Racing models of which only 10 come to the UK. The Citroen DS3 Cabrio Racing has been developed by the DS3 WRC and DS3 Racing and hence offers an aggressive styling and breathtaking performance. Powering the DS3 Cabrio Racing is a 1.6 liter THP engine, the same found on in DS3 Racing, which produces 207 hp of power. Compared to the THP 155 unit on which this engine is based, the latter offers 15 percent more torque and 30 percent more power. The car can achieveRead More




All New MINI Hatch To Start From £13,750 In UK

MINI has introduced the all new MINI Hatch range in the UK. The globally identifiable design of the MINI has been significantly enhanced by improving the overall quality and adding more features. The new MINI Hatch range also debuts new 3-cylinder engines, new driver assistance equipment and a new LED central display. Proportion wise the new MINI is 3,821 mm in length, 1,727 mm in width, 1,414 mm in height and has a 28 mm longer wheelbase than its predecessor. The front and rear track width has been increased by 34 mm and 42 mm respectively. MINI has retained the traditional design cues such as the circular headlights, front and rear wheel arches, black lower body edging and others. Talking in context of the external features, the new MINI is first in its segment to come with optional LED headlamps for both main and dipped beam. The headlight housing featuresRead More




Citroen Announces C1 Hatchback Pricing And Trims For UK

Recently, Citroen unveiled the new C1 hatchback and the small car was well received by the masses. The latest buzz about the hatchback is that Citroen has announced the pricing and trim levels of the same for the United Kingdom. The new C1 will be available in three trim levels: Touch, Feel and Flair, and will go on sale in the United Kingdom come July. Powering the new C1 model range will be three engines: a VTi 68, an e-VTi 68 Airdream and a PureTech VTi 82. The VTi 68 is the at the start of the engine options list and can be ordered with either a 5 speed manual or a 5-speed ETG (Efficient Tronic Gearbox). The e-VTi 68 Airdream will only have a 5 speed manual gearbox and no automatic, but it will feature Start & Stop technology for fuel savings. The PureTech VTi 82 will also comeRead More




Volkswagen Starts Taking Orders For e-Golf Electric Hatch In UK

Volkswagen has started taking orders in the UK for its one and only vehicle that bagged two prestigious awards, the European Car of The Year 2013 and World Car of the Year. Yes we are talking about the all electric hatchback from the German major, the Volkswagen e-Golf. Come March 11, Volkswagen will start taking orders for the fully electric hatch and customers will be able to order the car from any of the 24 Volkswagen EV Retailers across the United Kingdom. Customers can expect the deliveries to start at the end of June 2014. Based on the award winning Volkswagen Golf, the e-Golf offers the same dynamics, practicality and advanced technologies but with the added benefits of an electric powertrain. The car come with a charging cable that can charge it from a household 3-pin socket. It takes close to 13 hours when a standard UK 230 volt, 2.3Read More




All New Ferrari California T: Details Inside

Ferrari has unveiled the latest iteration of its most versatile sports car yet. Yes we are talking about the all new Ferrari California T which is the successor of the Ferrari California, and features a new turbocharged V8 engine and upgraded styling. Ferrari engineers have yet again did a fantastic job by developing this new V8 powermill which is not only responsive, powerful and potent, but also benefits from turbo technology which reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Ferrari has used its F-1 resources to build this new 3855 cc engine which is capable of producing 560 CV of max power, translating to 145 CV per liter, and peak torque of 755 Nm which is achieved in 7th gear. The California T accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h in 11.2 seconds. Being a turbo unit, it is nearly 15 percent more fuelRead More




All New Audi TT And TTS Coupe To Debut At Geneva On March 6th

Audi has released the first pictures of the all new Audi TT which is scheduled to make its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show on March 6. And sharing the stage with the new TT at Geneva will be the new TTS Coupe. The third generation Audi TT features a massively upgraded design which is significantly more dynamic than the previous generation TT. The front, instead of a curvy design, now features horizontal lines, a new singleframe grille, V bonnet bearing the Audi badge, and large air intakes featuring struts. The most striking feature on the exterior is the flat Xenon headlights which come as standard, while Audi Matrix LED technology is an optional extra. Proportion wise the new TT is 4.18 metres long, 1,832 mm wide and 1,353 mm tall, and has a 2,505 mm long wheelbase (37 mm longer than its predecessor). The car is available withRead More




Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Is Officially Here: Specifications And Price

Lamborghini has officially unveiled the successor of the iconic Lamborghini Gallardo and its called the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4. The Italian sports car manufacturer claims the Huracan to be a step up than the Gallardo in terms of performance and gladly, the figures say the same story. Being the successor of the Gallardo, both the cars have a strong connection between them. Just like the Gallardo, the Huracan also takes its name from the world of bullfighting. The name Huracan has been taken from a bull of Spanish Conte de la Patilla breed who fought his last fight in Alicante in August, 1879. Starting with the engine first, the Huracan is powered by a new 5.2 liter V10 unit which is capable of producing 610 hp / 448 kW at 8250 rpm and peak torque of 560 Nm at 6500 rpm. This new Iniezione Diretta Stratificata family engine features bothRead More




Alfa Romeo Giulietta And Mito Quadriofoglio Verde Performance Models At Geneva

At the 84th International Motor Show which start early March in Geneva is going to be the platform for a good number of unveilings. The list is long and the latest cars to get added to is the ‘Quadriofoglio Verde’ models of the Mito and Giulietta. Alfa Romeo is going to unveil high performance models of the Alfa Romeo Mito and Giulietta in Geneva. The new models will be called Mito and Giulietta ‘Quadriofoglio Verde’ and will feature the very best of the Italian manufacturer’s DNA. The latest example of how much Alfa Romeo has evolved over the years, is the Alfa Romeo 4C, and the two new performance models are indeed on the same lines. The biggest commonality between the 4C and Giulietta QV is the engine. Under the bonnet of the Mito and Giulietta ‘Quadriofoglio Verde’ sits the same 1750 turbo petrol engine featuring a turbo scavenging controlRead More




McLaren 650S Specifications And Pricing Announced Ahead Of Geneva Motor Show

While we were expecting McLaren to announce the pricing and performance figures of the McLaren 650S at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the manufacturer has revealed the figures well ahead of the official debut. So without wasting any time, let us get started. The latest super car offering from McLaren can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.0 seconds and can reach 124 mph in an astonishing 8.4 seconds. With that much sprint power the car can cover 400 meters in just 10.5 seconds, while attaining a top speed of 207 mph or 333 km/h. Compared to the iconic McLaren F1, the 650S is a full second quicker in the 0 to 200 km/h sprint, and 0.6 seconds over the quarter mile stretch. In comparison to the McLaren 12C, the car is more than half a second faster on the 0 to 200 km/h sprint. Despite the race carRead More




Kia Cee’d GT Priced From £20,495 In UK

Kia has always been known for subtle looking premium vehicles, but recently it changed the perception of people by introducing its first performance model, the Kia pro_cee’d GT. Today, Kia adds a new high performance car to its family for the UK, the Kia cee’d GT. This is a five door version of the pro_cee’d GT and hence offers more practicality. As for the styling, all the bells and whistles of the first performance model can be seen on this five-door hatch. Powering the new hatch model is a potent 1.6 liter direct injection petrol heart which is capable of putting out 201 hp and a peak torque of 265 Nm. With that power on tap, the Kia Cee’d GT sprints from 0 to 60 mph in an appreciable 7.4 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 143 mph. While the same amount of power and torque is availableRead More




New Ford Focus Arrives With New Design, Engines, Features And More

Ford has unveiled the all new Ford Focus which is hugely improved over its predecessor. In short, the all new Focus a completely new design featuring Ford’s new face, packs more advanced technologies, is more equipped and comes with an upgraded powertrain lineup. The car has made its debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and will officially be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The design of the new Focus is in line with the recent models and features One Ford global design language, which was last seen on the new Mondeo and Fiesta models. The car arrives with a lowered stance, a new bonnet, front fascia and inverted trapezoid grille. Complementing the new face is a pair of chiselled front headlamps and elongated fog lamps. For the European market, Ford has also updated the car’s engine lineup and it will be the first vehicle to beRead More




Aston Martin To Unveil Two New Special Edition Models In Geneva

Amid the variety of eye-catching concept cars from various global manufactures, Aston Martin is going to unveil two new special edition models at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show. Celebrating it’s 101st year in the automotive industry, the British car maker will unveil special edition models of the iconic V8 Vantage and the timeless DB9. First up is the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 special addition which is powered by a mid-mounted, 4.7 liter, all alloy, dry sumped V8 engine which is capable of putting out a max power of 436 PS at 7,300 rpm. The powerful engine helps the car sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and attain a top speed of 190 mph. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 6 speed manual unit, with an optional 7 speed Sportshift II automated manual unit also on offer. The exterior of theRead More




Fiat To Unveil All New Panda Cross At 2014 Geneva Motor Show

At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Fiat is going to unveil the all new Fiat Panda Cross, an even more capable vehicle based on the new Fiat Panda 4X4. To debut on March 4th, the car is claimed to be a performer both in city traffic and toughest off-road conditions. The Panda 4X4 is a capable car but the Panda Cross steps up the ladder thanks to its improved ground clearance, performance and new features. What makes the Panda Cross a capable vehicle is a range of features including the standard ‘Torque-on-Demand’ transmission system which works in conjunction with Panda Cross’ ELD (Electronic Locking Differential) and ESC (Electronic Stability Control) systems to deliver optimum torque according to the driving conditions. Complementing the transmission system is the new Terrain Control selector which has three different driving modes: AUTO, LOCK, and HILL DESCENT. In comparison with the Panda 4X4, the Panda CrossRead More




Volkswagen To Unveil More Powerful Scirocco At Geneva Motor Show

In 1974, Volkswagen presented it’s a new hatchback at the Geneva Motor Show called the Volkswagen Scirocco. Over the past decades the German major has brought major improvements in terms of styling and powertrain but the best is yet to come. At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen is all set to reveal the all new Scirocco featuring even better styling and more power. Externally, the styling of the car has been refined and a more modern look has been achieved thanks to new head and tail lights and revised bumpers. The front bumper of the new Scirocco has features aerodynamic ‘blades’, something similar to what we have seen on the new generation Golf GTI. It integrates indicator lights, daytime running lights and fog lights as well. Moving to the rear of the car, there is a set of new tail lights featuring LED, a reshaped bumper and a newRead More




2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Reaches UK: Priced From 18,235 GBP

Alfa Romeo fans in the UK have a reason to be happy as the Italian manufacturer has launched the all new 2014 Giulietta there. Alfa Romeo cars have always been known for their eye-catching and attractive styling and the Giulietta, which was launched back in 2010, is one of the best examples of it. In brief if I had to explain the changes, the exterior of the 2014 Giulietta has been reconsidered, and adds a new front grille design, new front fog light bezels, new 16-, 17- and 18- inch wheel designs and a couple of new exterior color options. As for the interior, there will be a redesigned dashboard, standard Uconnect multimedia system and relocated USB/Aux ports. Starting with the interior first, Alfa Romeo has added Uconnect multimedia system as a standard feature which makes use of a 5-inch colour touch screen or voice commands. The new system featuresRead More




All New Renault Twingo First Pictures And Details

It was 1992 when Renault’s designers created one of the most popular hatchbacks till date, the Renault Twingo. After nearly 16 years, in 2008 Renault once again proved itself by developing the next generation Twingo. Today, the French major has unveiled the 2015 Renault Twingo which is even roomier and more agile as a city car. The 2015 Twingo has its engine positioned at the rear, giving more room to the front end which further helps reduce the turning circle and also improves the handling. Renault says the all new Twingo is more maneuverable than its predecessor, allowing easy in and out from tight parking spaces. The engine makes use of a smaller block and the wheels have been positioned at the extreme corners, rendering better optimization of the overall space. This allowed Renault to add even more space to the already spacious cabin. Coming to the styling of theRead More




2014 Fiat 500L Beats Special Edition Model Announced With New Engines, Features

We all know how popular Fiat’s 500 family of vehicles is, and to get that extra attention of potential buyers Fiat has announced a new limited edition model of Fiat 500L. Dubbed the Fiat 500L Beats edition, as you must have guessed by now, the model has been developed in collaboration with premium audio brand Beats by Dr. Dre. To be honest, it is one of the most eye-catching hatchbacks seen lately, thanks to features like a two-tone gray/black paint scheme, 17-inch alloy wheels, extended wheel arches, black-finished side skirts and bumper inserts, mirror fairings, front “whiskers” and satin chrome finished tailgate handle. The distinctive ‘Beats’ inspired look is further accentuated by red brake calipers and red inserts in mirror fairings. The interior of the Beats edition is also very special. Customers will get an automatic dual-zone climate control system, matte-grey dashboard panel, Total Black interior package featuring special blackRead More




New Nissan Micra Limited Edition Model From 12,300 GBP For UK

Hatchbacks are just as popular in the UK as other body types are and this is the main reason why manufacturers put a variety of small cars on offer. Nissan Micra is a known car in this region of the world and people seem to like it for its frugality, features and probably looks as well. To draw more attention of prospective buyers, Nissan has announced a new limited edition model of the hatchback for UK. It is called the Nissan Micra Limited Edition and is based on the high value mid range Micra Acentra model. The limited edition does not come with any mechanical changes but does flaunt the styling updates it receives on the exterior and interior. For the exterior, the most prominent change is the roof which now comes in a contrasting color. The roof is available in three color combinations, each matched to the mirror capsRead More




Renault ZOE Electric Available With New Battery Hire Option In UK

It was last June when Renault launched its flagship electric vehicle, the ZOE, in the UK and immediately the brand was in the limelight. The ZEO is one of the UK’s most affordable electric vehicles and has shown satisfactory sales over the the past few months. Now Renault wants even more customers to go for the ZOE and hence, has launched a new battery rental service for UK customers. Currently, the ZOE is available for £13,995 (on-road) or customers can also go for Renault’s PCP plans wherein one can take home a ZOE for £189 per month, with a deposit of just £1,720, including a £1,000 customer deposit contribution. New customers who cover les than 3000 miles in a month, can opt for the new battery hire plan which is priced from £45 per month, taken over a 3 year term. Although this new plan is available on top ofRead More