Land Rover has launched the powerful Defender V8 as part of a range of enhancements to its unstoppable and award-winning 4×4 family.
The new 525HP Defender V8 and flagship Defender V8 Carpathian Edition use engines made at the Ford Bridgend Plant before it shut down last autumn to provide a unique combination of performance and capability, with bespoke chassis settings delivering new levels of driver engagement and agility both on and off-road.
The SEAT Tarraco is available to order with the new high-performance 2.0 TSI DSG-auto 4Drive 245PS engine.
The new drivetrain option is the most powerful in the seven-seater’s line-up, with a 0-62mph time of just 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 142mph, emissions from 195g/km and up to 30.7mpg on the FR, FR Sport, XCELLENCE and XCELLENCE Lux trims, and is the most powerful Tarraco on offer.
For the first time in its 13-year history that the Tiguan, the best-selling SUV across the Volkswagen brand and Volkswagen Group globally, has been given a stand-alone performance model: the Tiguan R.
This athletic SUV produces 320 PS and is bestowed with Volkswagen’s latest 4MOTION R-Performance Torque Vectoring system priced from £45,915.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a Motorhome Qualification Scheme to give customers confidence when buying a converted Volkswagen campervan, with the market soaring in 2020.
With more families opting for remote staycations due to COVID-19 travel rules, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles recorded a 36 per cent year-on-year increase on its campervan web pages in 2020, and more than 200,000 customers started configuring their dream California and Grand California vans.
Polestar is embracing the connected nature of Polestar 2 with the availability of Over-the-Air updates.
Incrementally since December 2020, Polestar 2 owners in all markets have begun to benefit from remote software updates that mean workshop visits will no-longer be required to enjoy the latest features and functionality developments.
Volvo Sweden and parent Geely of China will jointly develop their next generation powertrains, sharing of electric vehicle architecture, joint procurement, autonomous drive technologies and aftersales.
They will also set up a new business to supply the current powertrains while the joint venture will look to make future savings in developments and work with existing suppliers and networks to smooth the synergy.