In 1954, the original Giulietta Sprint was launched. Alfa Romeo has realised (seemingly just in time) that this year marks the model’s 60th anniversary, so to celebrate a Sprint trim grade has been added to the current Giulietta range.
Lamborghini has unveiled the Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition. As that name suggests, it has been created to recognise the fact that every road-going Lamborghini car has left the factory equipped with Pirelli tyres.
Following an initial vote, the original thirty-four 2015 European Car of the Year candidates have been narrowed down to just seven nominees.
Since its launch in 2005, the original Audi Q7 has done a good job of reinforcing negative SUV stereotypes. Being bloated, not especially handsome and often driven by conceited characters hiding behind aftermarket dark-tint glass did not promote an agreeable image.
A new entry-level model is joining the BMW 2 Series Coupé range. Called the 218i, it’s powered by a three-cylinder petrol engine that’s already used in the 2 Series Active Tourer and Mini Cooper Hatch.
A bolder hexagonal grille is the revised Hyundai i40’s most distinguishing feature. The rest of the facelift is rather subtle, but it does encompass new front and rear light clusters, some different wheels and a redesigned front bumper that now incorporates LED fog lights.
User-chooser company car drivers are the obvious target market for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Business Edition. Based on the existing Distinctive trim grade, the new variant gains £2,000-worth of extra specification but it actually costs slightly less.
With the C4 Cactus and C4 Picasso getting so much attention recently, the ‘normal’ C4 has become rather overlooked. Nevertheless, the five-door hatchback still exists and Citroën is giving it some updates for 2015.
Jeep has confirmed that prices for its new Renegade are going to start from £16,995 in the UK. The small SUV, which arrives at dealers in February 2015, will be offered in a range of five trim grades.
In a move that should broaden the appeal of its i30, Hyundai has created a new Turbo trim grade. As that name suggests, power comes from a turbocharged 1.6 litre petrol engine which produces a fairly generous 183 bhp (137 kW / 186 PS) with 265 Nm (195 lb/ft) of peak torque.
With a prodigious 227 bhp (170 kW / 231 PS), the new Mini John Cooper Works Hatch boasts more power than saloon car icons such as the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth, Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth and original BMW M3.
The GLE Coupé is the first new model launched by Mercedes-Benz that adopts the brand’s revised product nomenclature. ‘GL’ means it’s an SUV, ‘E’ denotes a member of the E-Class family and, in this case at least, ‘Coupé’ signifies a low fastback roofline. Put simply, the latest addition to the line-up is a direct rival for BMW’s X6.
Only six examples of the Sergio roadster will be produced by Ferrari, and all have already found a buyer. As that name suggests, this limited edition is intended to honour Sergio Pininfarina, son of the founder of the eponymous Italian carozzeria which has designed so many road-going Ferrari models.
In a surprise move, next season will see the return of the Korean Grand Prix. That decision, confirmed at yesterday’s World Motor Sport Council meeting in Doha, takes the number of events on the 2015 Formula One schedule up to 21.
Ferrari is calling the new FXX K a ‘laboratory car’ that has been created solely for research and development purposes. It won’t be road-legal, and nor will the FXX K be eligible for competition use.
General Motors has revealed the latest member of its European small car range. The Vauxhall version resurrects the Viva nameplate which was last used 35 years ago, while Opel has gone for Karl in honour of the son of the firm’s founder.
Despite having a very similar name to its predecessor, the 2015 Honda CB125F is a substantially different motorcycle. Novice riders and those people who simply want an affordable means of transport are still the target market, though.
At first glance, the 2015 Chrysler 300 might appear very similar to its predecessor. Look more closely though and a deeper front grille, restyled bumpers and updated light clusters are all evidence of a refresh.
Beneath the bonnet of the new 2015 Shelby GT350 sits Ford’s most powerful normally-aspirated production engine ever. A 5.2 litre V8, it produces more than 500 horsepower (370 kW) with around 540 Nm (400 lb/ft) of peak torque.