Renault has given its Twingo city car a mid-life facelift, bringing a cleaner look and new technology – but the UK market won’t benefit, as it’s been removed from sale on these shores.
Kia’s first cee’d GT helped to change the firm’s brand image around through sporty looks and sharp drive. Can the latest model do the same?
What is it? Estate cars are known for their practicality and for withstanding what even the most disgruntled children can throw at them. However, what they often lack is style.
Kia has announced pricing and specification details for the latest evolution of its new Ceed – the stylish GT and GT-Line trim levels as well as the new Proceed shooting brake.
Driving in the city can be difficult. There’s congestion, endless yellow boxes and tight, narrow streets to navigate. It’s why the city car makes so much sense; they’re compact, cheap to run and cheap to repair too.
We’re sent a great number of cars to test here, and many of them aim for excitement with powerful engines, shiny styling additions and a list of equipment as long as your arm. That’s all well and good, but even the most extensive spec sheet can’t cover up a car that’s simply a pain to live with.
What is it? This is the top-end version of Hyundai’s Tucson – fitted with an all-new powertrain for the brand. It’s a mild-hybrid unit, but fitted to a diesel engine. That means it’s not going to resonate well with your traditional hybrid buyer, but should instead appeal to those who simply want a slightly more powerful, more versatile diesel engine.
The Hyundai Motor Group is to invest billions of pounds in hydrogen fuel cell technology in a bid to become the world leader in the field.
What is it? Think of electric car ownership and you might first of all consider the clever technology that powers EVs before turning your mind to the ‘range anxiety’ we’ve all read so much about.
The Los Angeles Auto Show is one of the last big motor shows of the year, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that manufacturers will be hanging fire on big reveals until the dawn of 2019.