VOLKSWAGEN SELLS ITS 250000th ELECTRIC VEHICLE

The 250,000th electrified vehicle – an e-Golf- was delivered at the Autostadt in mid-December e-Golf is the most successful model, with 104,000 units, followed by Golf GTE (51,000), Passat Variant GTE (42,000) and e-up! (21.000); battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles each account for about half of the total figure Jürgen Stackmann, Board Member for Sales, Marketing and…

Aston Martin Helicopter Launches

AIRBUS TEAMS UP WITH ASTON MARTIN TO LAUNCH THE ACH130 ASTON MARTIN EDITION ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is the first offering from recently-announced partnership between Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters Four unique Aston Martin signature designs available 3 January 2020, Courchevel:  The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, the first offering from the recently-announced partnership…

VOLKSWAGENS AUTOMATIC CHARGING ROBOTS IN A CARPARK NEAR YOU

Volkswagen Group Components presents a new and visionary charging concept Mobile robots will charge electric vehicles completely autonomously in future Every parking space can become a charging point Wolfsburg – Volkswagen provides a glimpse into the future in which the search for charging stations for electric cars comes to an end. Volkswagen Group Components’ mobile…

The Nissan LEAF has been named ‘Car of the Year’

The Nissan LEAF has been named ‘Car of the Year’ in the 2019 Stuff Gadget Awards. Judged by the team at the world’s biggest gadget magazine and website Stuff.tv, the Stuff Gadget Awards recognise excellence across 20 different product categories. Previous ‘Car of the Year’ winners have included the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X….

VOLVO’S XC90 T8 TWIN ENGINE FLAGSHIP SUV TAKES BEST SEVEN-SEATER HONOUR

Plug-in hybrid version of Volvo’s XC90 flagship SUV crowned Best Electrified Seven-Seater in DrivingElectric Awards Honour follows hot on the heels of updates that have increased the XC90 T8 Twin Engine’s all-electric driving range to up to 28.6 miles – with no exhaust emissions or petrol consumption Sophisticated petrol-electric powertrain delivers high efficiency and low…

McLaren Hyper GT XP2 Breaks 250mph

McLaren Hyper-GT prototype ‘XP2’ concludes Speedtail high-speed validation programme, achieving 403km/h (250mph) more than 30 times during tests at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA Culmination of extensive dynamic development process for the fastest McLaren ever, carried out at multiple test venues worldwide First customer-order Speedtails now being built at…

NEW McLAREN 620R SETS THE PACE AS ROAD-LEGAL VERSION OF McLAREN GT4 RACE CAR

Road-legal version of a race car, born from successful McLaren 570S GT4; maximises deployment of motorsport technology free from restriction of racing regulations Ultra-desirable and ultra-rare: just 350 will be made, all hand-assembled in Woking, UK The most powerful car in the McLaren Sports Series, with 620PS and 620Nm from 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine Shares…

ACTION VEHICLES FROM NO TIME TO DIE NOW ON DISPLAY AT BOND IN MOTION

Action vehicles from the new James Bond film No Time To Die now on show at Bond In Motion Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould, Stunt Coordinator Lee Morrison and Stunt Driver Mark Higgins give insight into creating the spectacular stunt sequences in No Time To Die Bond In Motion at London Film Museum, Covent Garden, is the largest official…

ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA OPENS MANUFACTURING PLANT IN ST ATHAN, WALES

First Minister of Wales, Rt Hon Mark Drakeford joined Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Dr Andy Palmer to officially open new manufacturing facility Aston Martin St Athan forms the cornerstone of the future of the brand’s ambitions Up to 750 new jobs to be created at the Welsh site Recently-launched SUV, the Aston…

JAPANESE CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019 – THE WINNERS

For the first time in a decade, Toyota captures Japan Car of the Year award with its RAV4 while BMW’s 3-Series picks up the import car trophy. (Tokyo, Daiba): Celebrating its 40th year, the Japan Car of the Year organization gathered at the Tokyo International Exchange Center in Tokyo Bay to choose the best cars…

MOPAR LAUNCHES HERITAGE PARTS RANGE FOR LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE

MOPAR, with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Heritage, is launching a heritage parts range dedicated to classic cars First components available focus on Lancia Delta Integrale and Integrale Evoluzione Parts are created through the use of original equipment found at San Benigno plant All parts can be purchased via authorised FCA retailers or the MOPAR e-store MOPAR,…