A new 170mph Lancia Stratos two-seater sports car will be hand-built in a run of just 25 models by the newly created Manifattura Automobili Torino company.
The legendary bespoke rally car of the 1970s will get a modified Ferrari 4.3V8 engine delivering 540bhp and it will be unveiled in the UK at the exclusive Salon Prive event in September at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.
A 143 miles Citroen E-SpaceTourer for five to nine people will be coming to the UK, hopefully with orders opening in September.
The fully electric model joins a range of big MPVs from the French brand and is part of a new series of greener models appearing over the coming years, but it’s precise on sale price has not been given.
China car sales are rising again with 2.19M new models registered in May, a 14.5% lift.
They had plunged 43% in March as the Coronavirus led to lockdowns, but with easing the sales climbed 4.4% in April in the world’s biggest car market.
Ford will use Volkswagen EV technology in its next range of models in three years time while the German maker will base a new vehicle on the Ranger Pickup from 2022.
The new engineering venture will see about eight million models created over the next few years for global sales.
A third shift is being added to PSA & Vauxhall’s Luton plant making Vivaro, Expert and Dispatch models as demand picks up and social distancing measures are developed.
Production of the Astra at Ellesmere Port will restart in September.
About two-thirds of commuters have told Venson Automotive that they would consider an electric scooter instead of public transport.
Trials of e-scooters are underway but there are also concerns about illegal use on footpaths, training, insurance and helmet wearing.
Lockdown has meant the average driver has covered just 90 miles in a month and a third have done just up to 25 miles, they told Hyundai.
Now a fifth of drivers found they struggled to get back behind the wheel, stalling, kerbing or forgetting to indicate when on the road and there was concern about other drivers’ behaviour.
Mercedes-Benz EV charging network is a joint venture with BP Chargemaster’s Polar system.
Software in the new MB EQC pure electric model monitors battery health and identifies the nearest Polar point with payment via the car maker’s charge card.