23 Sep 2016: The upcoming Paris Motor Show provides the venue for the unveiling of the GTC4Lusso T, the first four-seater in Prancing Horse history to sport a turbo-charged V8 engine, hailing a whole new Ferrari GT concept aimed at owners seeking a car that is sporty and versatile, as well as perfect for driving on a daily basis. The new GT effortlessly marries elegance, superb occupant comfort and sportiness with the thrilling driving dynamics delivered by a combination of rear-wheel-only drive, four-wheel steering, lighter overall weight and increased weight bias towards the rear (46:54). The car's 3.9-litre V8 turbo is the latest evolution to emerge from the engine family that was nominated the 2016 International Engine of the Year. Its maximum power output is 610 cv at 7,500 rpm while maximum torque of 760 Nm is available at between 3,000 and 5,250 rpm. The V8 turbo's characteristics suit day-to-day driving in urban contexts: a rich powerful soundtrack in acceleration that becomes more muted at lower speeds, rapid pick-up from low revs courtesy of versatile, modular torque delivery and, last but not least, excellent range.
23 Sep 2016: Building on the launch of its all-new SUV - the MG GS - and 'End of Summer Madness' seasonal campaign success, MG Motor UK is gearing up for what is expected to be another record-breaking quarter. According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) earlier this month, the iconic British marque increased its sales by 130% compared to the same month last year. In addition, it reported the 4th highest percentage increase in registrations across the market, with year-to-date figures up 17.95% compared to 2015. With three months of the year still to run, this means that MG has already sold more cars than in any full year previously, up to 2015.
23 Sep 2016: Kia has announced details of a range of upgrades to the Soul compact SUV, and the introduction of a powerful new 201 bhp 1.6-litre T-GDI engine variant, the most powerful Soul ever engineered by the Korean brand. The Soul has received a light update to its exterior and interior design, and is now available with new safety and infotainment technologies. The upgraded Soul and Soul 1.6 T-GDI will be available in the UK from late 2016 and will have its public unveiling at the 2016 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l'Automobile) on 29 September. Kia has introduced a new version of the Soul to the line-up - the new Soul 1.6 T-GDI. Powered by Kia's 201 bhp 1.6-litre T-GDI (turbo gasoline direct injection) engine from the cee'd GT and pro_cee'd GT, the new Soul 1.6 T-GDI is the most powerful Soul that Kia has produced. With the new engine, the car will accelerate from 0-to-60 mph in 7.5 seconds, with a top speed of 122 mph and produce CO2emissions of 156 g/km.
23 Sep 2016: Volkswagen's Passat Estate Alltrack lifted this year's overall trophy, and also scooped class and category wins in The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Competition. The competition's 47 entrants, which were split into seven price classes and two weight categories, saw winning vehicles from Volkswagen, Citroen, Peugeot, koda, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. However, it was the Volkswagen Passat Estate Alltrack that took the overall victory. It was described as "one of the classiest mid-range cars by a mile". Each towcar was thoroughly tested - being judged not only on its towing performance over the testing circuit at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, but also for 'caravanability'. Caravanability evaluates how well the car caters for caravanner's needs - how much typical holiday gear and caravan essentials it can accommodate, how easily it can be hitched up to a caravan and the quality of towing information available in its handbook. Also added to the marking equation was the towcar's value for money.
22 Sep 2016: Following a tantalising glimpse of its distinctive V-motion grille ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final in May, Nissan has now revealed the all-new NV300 van in full.As the eagerly anticipated replacement for the Primastar, the NV300 sits between NV200/e-NV200 and NV400 in the Nissan LCV range. It's a highly significant launch as it completes the rejuvenation of the Nissan LCV family line-up. With this new mid-sized van, Nissan has one of the widest commercial vehicle ranges on the market, allowing dealers to provide a convenient 'one-stop shop' for van, truck and pick-up customers. Supporting the brand's wider LCV strategy - which also includes the NT400 and NT500 trucks, plus the award-winning Navara pick-up - the NV300 is available as a panel van, crew van and as a Combi passenger vehicle. In addition, a floor cab version is available as a rolling chassis and is the perfect platform for bespoke conversions.