Kia has revealed UK pricing and specification details for the all-new Kia Niro as customer pre-orders for the second-generation open with deliveries in the autumn.
There is a choice of 139bhp 1.6 litre hybrid, 180bhp 1.6 litre plug-in hybrid and 64.8kWh pure electric models in three trim levels from £27,745, £32,775 and £34,995 respectively for each powertrain.
The next generation BMW 7 Series (below) will be launched as a pure electric 544hp limousine in Excellence and M Sport trims at the end of this year.
PHEV versions will follow after the new series enters showrooms in December from £107,400.
New and used car sales may never return to pre-pandemic levels because of current headwinds battering the automotive market, reports Car Dealer Magazine.
That’s the view of Cox Automotive, which has downgraded its new car production forecast, citing a 31m new car unit shortfall globally and said that even without the Ukraine crisis, it was set to lower its total new car production prediction, as supply has simply not picked up, despite reports of carmakers fulfilling leasing orders and making tactical registrations.
Drivers ‘see red’ when they’re kept waiting on green for more than three seconds, according to the RAC.
Some 64% have been left waiting on green for over 10 seconds – more than enough time for Usain Bolt to run the 100mand drivers under 35 most likely to get annoyed by those who are slow to pull away on green.
In March 2022, passenger car registrations in the European Union continued to decline 20.5%, with 844,187 units sold, ACEA has reported this week.
Most countries in the region recorded double-digit drops in sales, including the four key markets: Spain (-30.2%), Italy (-29.7%), France (-19.5%) and Germany (-17.5%).