• Volkswagen has announced pricing for seven new trim levels of the all-electric ID.3.

    The ID.3 Pro Performance use the familiar 58 kWh battery and 204 PS motor seen on the 1ST Edition, offering a range of up to 263 miles (WLTP) and will be available in six pre-configured specification levels: Life, Style, Business, Family, Tech and Max.

    At the top of the range, the four-seater ID.3 Pro S will have the largest battery fitted (77 kWh and 204 PS motor) and have a range of up to 336 miles (WLTP). This will be available only in Tour specification. Each of these pre-configured trim levels are built with a variety of option packages designed to suit different customer needs. This approach also enables the carbon-neutral factory in Zwickau, Germany, to build the cars faster.

    Six of these models, while the ID.3 Tour also has a 204 PS motor but introduces the largest 77 kWh battery with an increased range of 336 miles (WLTP). Next year more accessible variants – with lower power outputs and the smallest 45 kWh battery – will go on sale.

    The ID.3 range will be available to order from 22nd October, with first deliveries expected to arrive by the end of the month. Prices start at £29,990 (after grant) for the I.D3 Life and go up to £42,290 (after grant) for the ID.3 Tour.


  • Vauxhall has revealed images of the All-New Vauxhall Crossland compact SUV.

    The second vehicle to feature the brands new design language after the All-New Mokka, the Crossland includes Vauxhall’s Vizor front-end and like the Mokka, has dropped the X suffix in its name.

    As part of the new Vauxhall Vizor front panel, a single module runs across the face of the new Crossland, containing LED lights and the new Griffin logo. At the rear, new dark-tinted taillights and a new high-gloss black tailgate surface give the Crossland a wider stance.

    Customers will be able to choose from a range of efficient powertrains, including Vauxhall’s latest RDE2-compliant Euro6d petrol and diesel engines. The 1.2L Turbo petrol engine is available with two power outputs; a naturally aspirated 83PS or a 130PS Turbo unit, while the 1.5L Turbo D diesel engine come with either 110PS or 120PS.

    The New Vauxhall Crossland will be available to order later this year, with deliveries set to commence in early 2021.


  • The production version of the Dacia Spring Electric has been revealed this week at the Groupe Renault’s eWays event.

    First shown as a concept car in March 2020, the production version of the Spring will be the lowest-Priced electric city car on the European market and offer a range of up to 140 miles (WLTP), however it will not be available in the UK.

    For the rest of continental Europe, two options will be available: a version for car-sharing for shared electric urban mobility, and a cargo utility vehicle, for last-mile deliveries with no tailpipe emissions. 

    Whilst Dacia have not confirmed sale of the car in the UK, the brand has claimed they are currently “evaluating” the possibility of a right-hand drive version of the Spring Electric coming to the UK.