01 Sep 2015: It is with deep sadness that Beaulieu Press Office announces the death of Edward, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu. He died peacefully at his home on 31st August 2015, aged 88, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Fiona, his son and heir Ralph, daughter Mary and second son Jonathan. In accordance with his wishes, the estate and visitor attractions are continuing to operate as usual. An estate funeral will be held at Beaulieu, followed by a memorial service at St Margaret's, Westminster for his friends in London and further afield. The dates of these are to be advised.
01 Sep 2015: One model, two distinct body styles and a new front end. Unique design that embodies the spirit of avant-garde. Even more advanced technology with refinement apparent in every detail. Introducing New DS 4 & DS 4 Crossback. Having sold more than 115,000 examples worldwide since its launch in 2011, DS 4 is gaining new impetus with the arrival of two complementary versions: New DS 4 is a dynamic and elegant hatchback for customers seeking sleek styling and driving pleasure, whilst the New DS 4 Crossback - a new version in the range - is a car with 'go-anywhere' looks and a higher driving position. With this twofold offering, DS Automobiles is addressing the expectations of customers in the premium compact vehicle segment, which has seen some important changes in recent years. Crossover vehicles now make up 30% of the premium compact hatchback market. With its flowing lines, touches of chrome and high-performance engines, New DS 4 has all the qualities of a premium hatchback. New DS 4 Crossback is an eminently versatile car. Its go-anywhere stance is reflected in its higher ride height and its large black wheels, as well as its wheel arch trims and roof bars, amongst other additional features.
01 Sep 2015: The world premiere of the first ever Infiniti Q30 premium active compact is scheduled at this year's International Motor Show at Frankfurt. The uniquely expressive exterior of the new Q30 creates a visual dynamism for the newest premium compact in the segment. In similar fashion, the interior of the Q30 takes the expressive forms and curves and turns them into an individuality that embraces the driver and passengers. Infiniti interior designers have selected highest quality materials and processes to create a premium modern ambiance. One tactile detail is the Dinamica suede-like material from Italy. Used increasingly in the high-fashion industry, it now lines the roof and support pillars of the Q30 cabin. Driver and passenger seating have been constructed for enhanced comfort and support with an elevated hip-point, aiding the in-control sense that combines well with Q30's sharp dynamics on city streets or country roads.
01 Sep 2015: Kia Motors Europe has carried out a comprehensive upgrade of its ever popular Kia cee'd, a model that has provided the foundation for the company's continuing success in Europe over recent years. With more dynamic performance and Kia's distinct style, the upgraded cee'd offers buyers a car built to meet the exacting standards of quality and design demanded by European buyers. Kia's European designers have evolved the interior and exterior styling of the current cee'd into an exciting new look, with the powertrain team developing a wider range of engines and transmissions. The improvements include Kia's all-new three-cylinder 1.0-litre T-GDI engine, as well as a range of new safety, comfort and convenience upgrades. The changes apply to every model in the cee'd range, incorporating the five-door cee'd hatchback, Sportswagon and three-door pro_cee'd. The modifications applied to the cee'd range also include a range of visual and dynamic improvements to the high-powered cee'd GT and pro_cee'd GT models.
01 Sep 2015: After putting itself firmly back on track at the last motor show in Geneva, PEUGEOT has really put its foot down over the first half of 2015 and will be appearing at Frankfurt on top form: with 886,000 units sold by the end of June 2015, the car maker has seen a 3.9% increase in worldwide sales, with strong growth in Europe (up 6.7%), Asia (up 9.6%), Africa and the Middle East (10.9%) and India/Pacific (50.2%), while continuing to move its range up-market. Launching its assault on all fronts, PEUGEOT benefits from the appeal of a very young product range, with an average age of 2.6 years, and the global success of the 308 - the Brand's best-seller, No.1 in France and the European top 3 in the C segment. The global car, the 2008, is now produced on 3 continents. It's No.2 in Europe in the B-SUV segment. Renault also benefits from the technological deployment of the new Euro engines, with 25 best-in-class CO2 versions and the latest EAT6 (Electronic Automatic Transmission) gearboxes.