24 May 2016: To mark its fortieth anniversary and celebrate Renault's return as a Formula 1 team, Renault Sport will be unveiling a special version of Clio R.S. at the legendary Monaco Grand Prix. Patrice Ratti, Managing Director of Renault Sport Cars, said: "We successfully completed the project of a slightly crazy car. It was a joint effort by the Renault Sport Cars and Renault Sport Racing teams. This Clio R.S. refines the expertise of Renault Sport engineers whilst exploring new avenues for the future." The entire Renault Sport team will be in Monaco on Friday, 27 May to demonstrate how Renault makes the connection between the racetrack and the road and to reveal what is behind the design of this very special Clio R.S.
24 May 2016: BMW UK is extending its program of exterior paint finishes for the BMW i8 model with an extensive array of new colours. As part of the BMW Individual collection, customers will be able to choose from a multitude of extraordinary paint finishes which not only complements the BMW i8s styling but also reflects the personal style of the customer. The new colours include: Java Green, Speed Yellow, Solar Orange, Twilight Purple Pearl, Frozen Grey, Frozen Black, San Marino Blue and Grigio Telesto Pearl to name just a few. A variety of finishes are available including non-metallic, metallic or Xirallic, which uses a mixture of synthetic mica or aluminium flakes to produce scintillating effects. Even more striking is the matt finish of the frozen paintwork which has a unique shimmer, making the contours of the BMW i8 even more striking and underlining the sculptural character of the vehicle. The addition of the new BMW Individual paint programme for the BMW i8 follows the success of the early orders for the Protonic Red limited edition and is bespoke to the UK.
24 May 2016: The 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March saw Renault take the wraps off the All-New Scenic, a striking, compact MPV with pioneering proportions and, in an unprecedented move, 20-inch wheels as the standard fitment across the range. It is now the turn of the new Grand Scenic to break cover and extend the Scenic line-up. The All-New Grand Scenic, a family vehicle par excellence, comes with either five or seven seats and features a fresh approach in term of its design, including Chrome or Metal Grey accessories, sculpted forms and body sides, and a distinctive belt line towards the rear which combine to produce a fluid, elegant silhouette. For the first time in the segment, 20-inch wheels are standard, while a two-tone livery and harmonious interior trim underline the model's modern personality. Cabin modularity and travelling comfort - which are two strengths that have helped to forge the Scenic's reputation - have been thought through to ensure that the needs of families are met even more closely.
24 May 2016: Knowing what lies on the road ahead - when you can't see beyond the next corner - can be a serious problem for drivers. That's why TomTom is today announcing an innovative solution to the issue. TomTom Jam Ahead Warnings are now available on the free TomTom Speed Cameras app for Andriod TM. TomTom Jam Ahead Warnings visually and audibly alert drivers to rapidly slowing, or stationary, traffic on the highway ahead, giving the driver the opportunity to brake smoothly, and in time. The TomTom Speed Cameras app is already available in 16 countriesiii, and today launches in a further 26iV. Drivers around the world rely on the app to deliver highly accurate Fixed and Mobile camera alerts in real time, as well as Average Speed Cameras. Drivers will especially welcome the average speed check feature, as Average Speed Cameras are becoming increasingly popular with road authorities around the world.
24 May 2016: Nissan has revealed the first official image of its all-new NV300 mid-sized van. Featuring styling cues from the company's pioneering crossover range, it is a successor to the popular Primastar and will fill the gap between the award-winning NV200 and NV400. Nissan's latest Emotional Geometry design language - well-known from its class-leading Juke, Qashqai and X-Trail crossovers - is clear to see on the NV300, with the familiar 'V-motion' grille dominating the front end. When it arrives in showrooms in the autumn, the NV300 will further strengthen Nissan's position as an LCV manufacturer with one of the widest ranges in Europe. It includes the new Navara pick-up and the pioneering zero-emission e-NV200. Key to its appeal will be the NV300's market-leading warranty. Unique in the segment, it's a five-year/100,000-mile pan-European, manufacturer-backed policy that's fully transferrable to second and subsequent owners. It includes five years' roadside assistance cover.