The trendsetting Nissan Juke has been improved for 2019 and comes into showrooms from £15,505.
It gets a new look to the body and a BOSE sound system with new personality pack for greater customer choice.
The rush to register cars before the tighter WLTP emissions kicked in this month saw a 27% rise in “sales” across Western Europe in August.
Dealers registered 1.02 M models compared to 802,000 in August 2017 and there is a backlog of cars which must be converted to the new test regime leading to a delivery shortage in coming months.
Over a million hybrid models from June 2015 are being recalled by Toyota, including 32,393 in Britain.
Examinations have found there is a remote risk of a fire starting from a chaffed wire near the hybrid power control unit on Prius. Prius Plug-in and C-HR models and depending on the amount of work needed and the recalled vehicle it could be off the road for just 20mins or over 4hrs..
About 2,000 jobs will be transferred from Germany to France in a deal by PSA Group and Opel.
The German research and development centre worked on GM models in Europe and US but it was acquired by the French car maker for $2.6 Billion in 2017 and they will share more technology generated in France.
Opel is the latest manufacturer to skip next month’s Paris Motor Show.
It joins VW, Ford, Nissan, FCA, Volvo, Mitsubishi and Mazda along with Bentley, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce and McLaren who are saving money for their own events around the world.
The latest Abarth 595 range features four revised trim levels and two body styles from £15,690 to £24,630.
Adrenaline Green appears for the first time and top versions gain an active valve in the exhaust to create a ‘rumble’ note from the 1.4 T-jet engine pushing out between 145 and 180hp.
Audi has put its e-tron pure electric SUV into production near Brussels and MB has unveiled the EQC ev it will be selling from next spring.
Both have rapid charging and a range of about 250 miles and are comparable in size to the existing mid-range SUVs they produce.
The London Assembly is opposing Mayor Sadiq Khan’s plan to charge private hire vehicles in the congestion zone.
They are currently exempt from the £11.50 daily charge and opponents say the charge would have to be passed onto users and push up transport costs without reducing congestion and emissions.