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The new Polo GTI is now on sale here. This latest-generation model puts out 200 PS from its 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine and is fitted with a six speed DSG gearbox as standard and boasts a claimed top speed of 237 km/h, getting to 100km/h on the way there in just 6.7 seconds. This is very promising performance, which Volkswagen says matches the very grown-up dimensions of the latest generation Polo.
Ford points to their all new Focus, saying it delivers more style, space and advanced driving technologies for mid-size family car customers than ever before.
I was one of those who mourned the loss of Toyota sports cars, the Supra, MR2, and Celica, after they were discontinued. The reason given at the time was a refocusing on developing mass market models for growing markets in China, Russia, etc. and a general scarcity of engineers in Japan. Toyota felt their loss within a couple of years with the average age profile of their customers rising, and it entered Formula One to try to address this.
The new Kia Niro EV went on sale in Korea last week. It combines an all-electric, zero-emissions powertrain with crossover practicality, intelligent packaging and eye-catching design. A claimed long-distance driving range of up to 450 kilometres (circa 280 miles) makes it one of the most capable electric vehicles on sale anywhere in the world.
Volkswagen has announced that will be offering its customers car sharing services in future. It will start in Germany from next year., followed by an International rollout from 2020, initially in major cities in Europe, North America and Asia. The fleet will consist entirely of electric vehicles.
Ford points to their all-new Focus, saying it delivers more style, space and advanced driving technologies for mid-size family car customers than ever before.
The bi-annual report which examines trends in the Irish motoring market finds that 61 per cent of motorists say their running costs have increased in the last 12 months, with 29 per cent stating they spend upwards of €250 per month on keeping their vehicle on the road.
A leading British publication has named the Mitsubishi L200 ‘Pick-up of the Year’ for a record-breaking fourth consecutive year, a feat that no other pick-up has previously achieved.
g two successes in the Honda Civic Type R Challenge 2018 at the Magny-Cours and Spa-Francorchamps circuits, the high-performance hatchback has set a new two minutes and 31.32 seconds lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Silverstone GP circuit in Britain, beating the benchmark set by the previous generation Civic Type R in a similar challenge in 2016.
The T-Cross is set to launch a new form of SUV from the Volkswagen brand. First shown in concept form in 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show, the series version is now making its way into actual production.