Alfa Romeo will finally embrace electrification with their next small SUV. Named after a mountain road in the Italian Alps, the Tonale will sit below the Stelvio crossover in Alfa Romeo's line-up when it goes on sale in 2020 and will be available in a plug-in hybrid electric. Audi Facing stiff competition from the all-new BMW 3 series, the facelifted Jaguar XE and the recently refreshed Mercedes C Class, news that Audi has revamped their A4 for 2019 should come as no surprise. The styling has been tweaked inside and out but the look is very familiar. Under the bonnet, six turbocharged engines will be available and all include an 8-volt mild-hybrid system. Available to order from autumn 2019, pricing will be confirmed in the coming weeks. A new Audi A6 allroad quattro, with standard all-wheel drive, adaptive air suspension and increased ground clearance will go on sale here later this year. BMW While looking remarkably similar to the model it replaces, a new 1 series promises a roomier … [Read more...] about From EVs to sports cars… the A-to-Z of cars heading our way
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Motoring by Press Association 21/05/2019, 11:46 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Reservations for the highly anticipated Honda e are now open, with prospective owners able to claim ‘priority status’ to order the all-electric supermini when it goes on sale later this year. The Japanese car manufacturer says it has already received over 20,000 ‘expressions of interest’ in the vehicle in Europe, with approximately 6,000 of those coming from the UK. However, this provides the first acid test for the retro-styled car, with interested parties required to place a refundable deposit of £800 to get to the head of the queue. Deliveries are expected to begin in Spring 2020. Phil Webb, head of car at Honda UK, commented: “The official naming and the opening of the reservation process is the next step in the Honda e journey and the path to 100 per cent electrification of Honda’s model range in Europe by 2025. … [Read more...] about Reservations for Honda e begin as paint colour options revealed
Honda has announced that reservations for its electric city car – the Honda e – are now open. Customers in the UK, Germany, France and Norway can now put their name down for one of the much-anticipated EVs via a dedicated reservation site. A refundable reservation fee of £800 will get them a “priority ordering” slot and they will then be able to place a full order later this year, with first deliveries of the vehicle from spring 2020. Pricing hasn’t been announced but most industry observers expect the compact urban car to cost more than £30,000. Huge interest The Honda e has attracted huge interest since the first concept version was unveiled in 2017. Earlier this year a 95 per cent production-ready model was shown at the Geneva Motor Show and the ‘e’ name was confirmed earlier this month. “We are delighted to be offering a reservation option to our customers in select European markets for the first time with the Honda … [Read more...] about You can now reserve your Honda e for £800
Lots of prizes are up for grabs during Northampton’s Big Easter Giveaway weekend on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 April. Between 10am and 3pm on both days, people taking part in Northampton Town Centre BID’s Easter Shoe Trail will be able to enter into an additional prize draw, being organised by Northampton Borough Council and Steffans Jewellers.Once participants have completed the BID’s shoe-style treasure hunt around 40 businesses and shops in the town centre, they will be able to post their entry forms into a Big Easter Give Away post box on the Market Square (outside of the Market Office) and select a chocolate egg from the Easter bunny’s basket.Those lucky enough to pull out a silver egg will win one of 25 Silver Spring Egg pendants from Steffans Jewellers.Owner of Steffans Jeweller, Wes Steffan, said: “Steffans are delighted to support Northampton’s drive to create fun, intrigue and mystery over Easter."We will be giving away £2,000 worth of … [Read more...] about Silver egg pendants worth £2,000 up for grabs for Northampton Easter trail participants
PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 April 2019 Islington youngsters celebrate their success at the London Youth Games spring finals (pic Ying Pan Wu) ©Ying Pan Wu , Wu's Photography, wusphotography.com Islington youngsters enjoyed historic success at the London Youth Games spring finals when picking up two gold medals and a silver during a busy week of competition last week. Islington youngsters in Quicksticks hockey action (pic jgmoloney.com)The borough was represented by Canonbury Primary School in the girls’ football and hockey tournaments and by St Joan of Arc Primary School in tag rugby and netball competitions, after they had won local events in Islington earlier in the year.And they combined well to put the borough squad firmly on the map during the week.Canonbury won four matches and drew three to top their group in the girls’ football, scoring seven goals without reply to reach the last 16.The Islington youngsters then had a comfortable 3-0 win over Haringey and moved … [Read more...] about Islington enjoy gold and silver linings at London Youth Games spring finals!