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Demand for SUVs rises, while MPVs lose market share

SUVs are continuing to gain popularity in 2017, according to new figures.
Data released by Jato Dynamics shows a 19.7 per cent increase in SUV sales, with 2.4 million examples sold – enough to make them Europe’s favourite vehicle type.

MPVs, on the other hand, have seen a continued decline in sales, with a 14.8 per cent drop in the segment compared with the same period last year. Just under 700,000 models were sold, accounting for approximately eight per cent of the marketplace.

Superminis were the second most popular segment after SUVs, seeing a five per cent increase in sales for the first half of 2017. However, with only 1.8 million units shifted, sales of SUVs still eclipse those of superminis.

Sports cars didn’t fare too well, either, with a 4.7 per cent drop compared with the same period last year. This segment witnessed just over 65,000 sales, equalling a 0.8 per cent market share.

Although much of Europe witnessed an increase in vehicle sales, the UK was one of five that saw registrations fall in the first half of 2017. However, this drop wasn’t a large one, with sales down just 1.3 per cent compared with the first half of 2016.
Felipe Munoz, global automotive analyst at Jato Dynamics, said: “It’s notable that the UK is experiencing a slowdown in registrations, which can be attributed to uncertainty about the nature of the country’s exit from the EU.

“Until there is clarity over how Brexit will work and what the UK’s relationship with the EU will look like, the UK market may continue to decline while the rest of Europe continues to grow.”

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UK Tesla Model 3 production won’t begin until 2019

The first deliveries of Tesla’s new Model 3 saloon began on Friday, but UK advance orders won’t be completed until 2019 at the very earliest.
The electric company’s hotly-anticipated Model 3 is designed to bring EV technology to the masses thanks to its £26,000 price tag.

However, after the car’s initial launch on Friday it became clear that, though it is possible to buy a Model 3 at this price, very few of the cars that actually hit the road will be in base spec.

The only standard colour is black – silver, blue, white and red all cost £760 extra.
As standard, the Model 3 has a 220-mile battery, though a longer-range version capable of travelling 310 miles on a single charge will be available with prices starting at £33,500.

A premium upgrade package is also available, and this includes heated seats, upgraded interior materials and a premium audio system – though it does command a £3,800 premium.

A timeline that was posted on the Tesla website has revealed that production will be increased until 5,000 cars are being built every week in December.
All early models will be long-range, rear-wheel-drive cars, with all-wheel-drive production set to commence in spring. International left-hand-drive deliveries will being in 2018, while right-hand-drive models won’t enter production until 2019.

Full UK pricing hasn’t yet been revealed, though because of import costs and right-hand-drive conversion processes it’s likely to cost more than in America. Base cars are expected to start above £30,000.

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Porsche to leave LMP1 for Formula E

Porsche has announced that it will no longer compete in in the LMP1 endurance racing series, and will instead focus on Formula E.

The German sports car maker follows a similar decision from Audi, who made the same move last year. Porsche will quit the top class of the World Endurance Championship at the end of the 2017 season, and will compete in Formula E for the 2019/20 season.

An increased focus on producing fully electric sports cars such as the Mission E project that was revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show is behind the move.
Michael Steiner, member of the executive board for research and development at Porsche, said: “Porsche is working with alternative, innovative drive concepts.
“For us, Formula E is the ultimate competitive environment for driving forward the development of high-performance vehicles in areas such as environmental friendliness, efficiency and sustainability.”

While Porsche will no longer compete in the LMP1 endurance class, it isn’t quitting the World Endurance Championship entirely. The company said that it will be “increasing its commitment in the GT class” with the 911 RSR.

Porsche will keep the LMP1 team intact, including its driver line-up, and will most likely use them to focus on Formula E.

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New Rolls-Royce Phantom raises the bar for luxury cars

Rolls-Royce has revealed the new eighth-generation Phantom, hailing the new model as the “most silent car in the world”.

Based on a new all-aluminium ‘Architecture of Luxury’, the new Phantom boasts an even greater level of ‘Magic Carpet Ride’, thanks to it being “lighter, stiffer, quieter and more technologically advanced”, according to Rolls-Royce.

A new 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V12 powers the Phantom, delivering 563bhp and 900Nm of torque. This is paired with an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox.
There’s 6mm two-layer glazing all over the car, as well as more than 130kg of sound insulation – just two features that contribute to the Phantom’s silent claims.

Rolls-Royce has also claimed the latest Phantom is the “most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce ever”. It makes use of a number of assistance features, including a four-camera system with panoramic view, night vision, cross-traffic warning, a Wi-Fi hotspot and collision warning. There’s also the latest versions of BMW Group’s entertainment and navigation programs.

The Phantom features a number of instantly recognisable design cues, including the iconic Pantheon grille – which has been integrated into the car’s bodywork – and the Spirit of Ecstasy statuette. Large 22-inch wheels fill the car’s significant arches.

The cabin is as luxurious as you’d expect from a Rolls-Royce. There’s the Starlight Headliner, leather upholstery on seemingly everything and a drinks cabinet with whisky glasses and a decanter.

Commenting on the new Phantom, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: “From its debut in 1925, a Rolls-Royce Phantom has been the choice of the world’s most influential and powerful men and women, and as a result, a constant presence at history’s most defining moments.

“As this next chapter in the Rolls-Royce story opens, the New Phantom points the way forward for the global luxury industry. It is a creation of great beauty and power, a dominant symbol of wealth and human achievement. It is an icon and an artwork that embraces the personal desires of each of our individual customers.”

The new Phantom will likely cost around £400,000.

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Lotus Driving Academy reopens at Norfolk headquarters

Lotus has relaunched its UK Driving Academy, allowing drivers to take the British manufacturer’s sports cars to the limit on track.

After initially opening in 1999 at the Lotus headquarters in Hethel, the academy was shut down in October last year. Lotus put this down to high demand for classes clashing with new car development on the track. With Lotus now being owned by Chinese company Geely, the decision has been reversed.
Automotive News Europe reported in June that the owner of Geely, Li Shufu, was considering building Lotus cars in China.

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus, said: “Lotus Driving Academies around the world are hugely popular, giving hundreds of people the opportunity to enjoy the pure driving experience of a Lotus sports car in a high-octane environment.
“This popularity has meant that we already have official Lotus Driving Academies in Malaysia, the USA and France.”

The entry-level package, called Scare Yourself Sensible, costs £119 and includes track time in an Elise with a professional instructor.

Also available are ‘licence days’, which are made up of Bronze, Silver and Gold levels depending on the advanced driving skills taught in each.
Factory tours are also included in some packages, as well as high-speed demonstration laps with pro drivers.

Doors will reopen in August, but bookings can be made now through the Lotus Driving Academy website.

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McLaren P15 set to be the fastest road-going track car the British brand has ever produced

McLaren’s next car in its ultimate series will be the fastest road car for the track the British manufacturer has ever produced, according to a new report.
UK motoring magazine Autocar revealed details of the forthcoming hypercar, which has the codename P15, saying it will be “the most extreme, track-ready but still road-legal” car McLaren offers.

It will allegedly make use of an improved version of the current P1 hypercar’s 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8, which will produce 789bhp – a 62bhp rise over the P1. It won’t, however, make use of the P1’s electric motor.
The absence of the electric motor, as well as the inclusion of McLaren’s new Monocage II carbon tub and race-inspired interior, means the P15 will weigh less than 1,300kg.

It will therefore boast a better power-to-weight ratio than the P1, and is expected to dominate the current hypercar in terms of on-track performance. Autocar also expects its 0-60mph time will at least match that of the P1, which stands at 2.7 seconds.

Styling apparently favours function over form, and is intended to increase performance rather than provide aesthetic pleasure.

McLaren is expected to reveal the P15 – and confirm its existence – later this year, with its public debut taking place at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
Mark Tisshaw, Autocar editor, said: “McLaren has always been relentless in the pursuit of performance – but with Aston Martin’s upcoming Valkyrie and the Mercedes-AMG Project One set to redefine the rules of the hypercar market, it has to keep ahead of the game. Hence the P15.

“There’s no doubt that this will be an incredible machine, but what McLaren has learned of late is to create a car with a broad dynamic brief. With track performance as its goal, the P15 will obviously be outrageous on a racing circuit, but with that low weight, pared-back cabin and non-hybrid powerplant, it promises to be exceptional on the road too. If it does that, it will have created arguably an even better car than the P1 – some achievement.”

#McLaren #McLarenUK #UsedMcLaren #UsedMcLarenUK #BuyMcLaren #SellMcLaren #McLarenP15 #McLarenP15UK #AutoVolo #AutoVolo.co.uk +McLarenUKF1
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New petrol and diesel car sales to be banned from 2040

The government is set to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 as it attempts to tackle air pollution.

Environment secretary Michael Gove revealed the news today, along with a pledge to introduce "value for money and appropriately targeted" diesel scrappage schemes.

The ban is expected to be confirmed when the government releases its clean air strategy. Earlier this year, a draft proposal called a diesel scrappage scheme “infeasible” because of the related costs.

However, the draft outlined ‘clean air zones’ for high-pollution areas, which would be set up and run by local authorities. These are expected to be confirmed, with a £255 million fund to support their introduction.

Gove told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "We can't carry on with diesel and petrol cars, not just because of the health problems that they cause, but also because the emissions that they cause would mean that we would accelerate climate change, do damage to our planet and to the next generation."

Mike Hawes, CEO of UK automotive industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, said: “Currently demand for alternatively fuelled vehicles is growing but still at a very low level as consumers have concern over affordability, range and charging points.

“Outright bans risk undermining the current market for new cars and our sector – which supports over 800,000 jobs across the UK – so the industry instead wants a positive approach which gives consumers incentives to purchase these cars.”

The UK is following in the footsteps of France, which recently pledged to introduce a similar ban by 2040, and the Netherlands and Norway, which want to stop petrol and diesel engine sales by 2025.

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Electric Mini to be produced at Oxford plant

BMW Group has announced that the Oxford Mini plant will produce the new all-electric Mini hatch.

A statement has confirmed that the new EV’s electric drivetrain will be assembled at the Dingolfing and Landshut sites in Germany, and will then be incorporated into the car in Oxford.

Production will commence in 2019, with the Mini EV being based on the British brand’s three-door model.

BMW Group also announced that all of its brands’ models will have the capability to be electrified, and that a fully electric or plug-in hybrid will be offered alongside traditional internal combustion engine options.

Oliver Zipse, BMW AG management board member for production, said: “BMW Group plants Dingolfing and Landshut play a leading role within our global production network as the company’s global competence centre for electric mobility.

“Our adaptable production system is innovative and able to react rapidly to changing customer demand. If required, we can increase production of electric drivetrain motor components quickly and efficiently, in line with market developments.”

By 2025, BMW Group predicts that EVs will make up 15 to 25 per cent of all new vehicle sales.
In addition to the Mini EV, BMW will also launch the i8 Roadster in 2018, while the fully electric BMW X3 will hit showrooms in 2020. The BMW iNEXT will arrive in 2021.

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