•  Kia has this week revealed the All-New Kia Niro. An integral part of Kia’s growing eco-friendly model line-up, the next-generation Niro has been designed from the ground up to meet the complex and varied needs of today’s sustainability-conscious consumers.

     Based on the third-generation platform, the new Niro benefits from a larger body with class-leading interior space and storage capacity.  At the heart of all-new Niro’s eco-friendly credentials are a trio of electrified powertrains, comprising hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric (BEV) options. PHEV and BEV models will be revealed at a later date, closer to market launch.

    Due for global market launch later this year, more information on the All-New Kia Niro will be made available in due course.

     
  •  Order books have now opened for the All-New Volkswagen Multivan. 

    The Multivan replaces the Caravelle 6.1, and features a new design, more flexible interior, improved connectivity, and, for the first time, a plug-in hybrid option. 

    This new model is based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, provides customers with up to seven seats and is built with safety and convenience in mind, with a huge range of digital and connected services as well as over 25 driver assistance systems.

    Prices started at £43,160 OTR and customers have a choice of three trim levels – Life, Style and Energetic -two vehicle lengths and three powertrains – 1.5 TSI 136PS, 2.0 TSI 204PS and 1.4 TSI 218PS eHybrid. A 2.0 TDI 150 PS engine will follow in Spring. 

 

  • Citroen have also opened the order books this week for their new flagship SUV model, the Citroen C5 X.

    The C5 X is both a celebration of Citroën’s past, and a look into the future for the brand. Incorporating design features from iconic models, such as the DS, CX, and XM, into a new silhouette.

    Available with a choice of three trim levels ‘Sense Plus’, ‘Shine’ and ‘Shine Plus’, customers have a choice of PureTech petrol or Hybrid models featuring Citroën’s Plug-in Hybrid technology. Petrol-powered variants are available with either a 1.2-litre PureTech 130, or the more powerful 1.6-litre PureTech 180 engine. All models are sold exclusively with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

    The C5 X Hybrid models combine the PureTech 180 petrol engine with an 81.2kW electric motor and a 12.4kWh Lithium-ion battery pack, for a combined power output of 225hp and 360Nm of torque. Capable of up to 34 miles in full-electric mode, these models emit just 30g/km of CO2 – making them eligible for an 11% Benefit-in-Kind taxation rate.

    Prices for the C5 X start at £26.490 OTR and deliveries are expected late Spring 2022.