The unique three-box 2.6 tonnes SUV blends bespoke craftsmanship, engineering and design and will be powered by the 563bhp 6.75V12 engine with all-wheel-drive and all-wheel-steering when it goes on sale towards the end of this year offering up to 1930 litres adjustable loadspace and lifestyle boot-pods for an owner’s sport.
It’s available in three and five-door bodystyles, three trim levels, with performance handling pack, a 0-62mph time of 6.5 secs and maximum 144mph.
Prices at the pumps are likely to rise by at least 2p a litre in the next fortnight as a result of the United States’ decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement, says the RAC.
The price of oil has already jumped to $77 a barrel on the back of this news and the last time oil was this expensive was in November 2014 but now the value of the pound’s fallen to increase the price still further.
One in six drivers has fallen asleep at the wheel, according to a SmartWitness survey.
A further 42% of motorists have admitted driving while they felt drowsy and were in danger of nodding off and almost half of those surveyed (47%) said they had been a danger to themselves or other road users as a result of tired driving at some point since passing their test.
The overall carsharing vehicle parc is expected to expand from 983k in 2017 to 1237k in 2018, driven by motorists’ desire to use alternative modes of transport, the rise in employee mobility options and environmental concerns.
BMW and Daimler merging their carsharing units to become the global market leader, commanding over 30% of the overall carsharing market, according to a report by Frost & Sullivan.
Ford will make “fairly large” changes in the coming year, said Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr., after revealing moves to discontinue some American models and lift electric vehicle investment.
The company plans to invest $11 billion in new electric vehicles by 2022, but cut overall capital spending by $5 billion over 2019 to 2022, and to speed up wide-ranging changes.
VW is facing the prospect of a class action lawsuit from representatives of about two million German owners over its emissions scandal and falling values of diesel cars.
The action is being made possible after the German Government changed their laws which opens up to representative actions on behalf of groups, while Audi is working on a remedy to upgrade some of its A6 and A7 models with questionable software.