Volvo has launched a new R-Design version of its V40, with a host of upgrades that improve the dynamic looks and sportiness of its new compact hatchback.
Ford has chosen to price the new Focus ST aggressively against its nearest rivals, with an entry point of £21,995 for the base ST version with cloth seats and 18″ alloy wheels.
It was only a matter of time before Goodwood’s annual Automotive Garden Party played host to some genuine movie stunt driving, and what better film than Nick Love’s newest big-screen production, The Sweeney, based on the 1970s hit TV series.
Until the new 246bhp Focus ST goes on sale in Summer 2012, this is the most sporty Ford Focus you can buy. Powered by a choice of four engines including the 177bhp 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol, the Zetec S has been developed specifically for the UK market.
The announcement from Honda says, “Repsol Honda MotoGP riders Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso and Casey Stoner have shown their support for the new sporty Honda CR-Z by displaying the logo on their racing leathers”, however you can just imagine the conversation between Honda’s PR rep and ex-MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner.
MINI has thrown its newest offspring into the toughest endurance race in the world, giving it a baptism of fire which should prove its sporting credentials. MINI used its experience gained over many years of MINI Challenge sprint racing, in the development of its new racing car for this unique event and this will be the first time the new MINI Coupe has been seen in public. No pressure then..
After the partial reveal of the all-new MINI Coupé several weeks ago, the Oxfordshire-based brand have finally lifted the covers on the 5th member of its family, accompanied by the fanfare of a new digital and print campaign called, “Another Day. Another Adventure”.
MINI have taken the unusual step this morning of pre-launching its new Coupe in partially disguised form. Due to be available in Autumn 2011, the Coupe (and forthcoming Convertible) expand the MINI range to 6 models.
What a remarkable transformation from the upright and dowdy A-Class of today to this new Concept A-Class, which is making its world premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show on 21st April 2011.
Stripes, special colours and plenty of extras turn Ford’s Zetec-S into the new Fiesta S1600.