Ram is claiming a best-in-class payload capability for its updated range of Heavy Duty pick-ups, as the 3500 model can now carry up to 3,352 kg (7,390 lbs).
Taking a lead from some of its premium rivals, Infiniti has created a long-wheelbase version of the Q50 sports saloon especially for China. The Q50L, which will be both built and marketed only in that country, gains a 48 mm (1.9”) wheelbase stretch for the benefit of rear seat passengers.
Last week National Electric Vehicle Sweden, the current owner of Saab, released a statement denying that the company is insolvent. The move was obviously a response to an earlier bankruptcy petition against NEVS by a supplier, which has since been withdrawn.
Seat is adding a special i-TECH trim grade to its Mii, Ibiza, Toledo, Altea and Alhambra ranges. The recipe is a familiar one: offer a useful specification upgrade which, when compared to ordering each item separately, represents a saving for customers.
UK prices for the third-generation Twingo are going to start from less than £9,500 when sales begin this September. How that compares to the new Smart forfour is still unknown, but it's an important benchmark because both models share the same underpinnings and they'll be built at the same factory in Slovenia.
Purchasing a P1 GTR won’t simply be a case of handing over some cash and getting a set of keys in return. The cars, which are intended purely for track use, are going to be run and maintained by McLaren’s Special Operations department. Perhaps just as importantly, owners will receive aftersales care too via a bespoke driver training programme.
Two additional versions of the Caterham Seven have been launched in the United States. Called the 360 and 480, they join the 280 and 620R models which have been available there since January.
Hyundai is claiming that its all-new i20 hatchback has class-leading boot space and legroom. And those things are important, because most target customers will just require it to transport five people and their luggage without any fuss.
Politicians, captains of industry, gangsters and any prospective S-Class buyers concerned about their security are going to be very interested in the new S 600 Guard. It has been built to achieve VR9 resistance levels, which means the car features armour that will withstand high-velocity rifle fire and defend against splinters from grenades or other explosive devices.
Following the launch of its all-new V-Class people carrier earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz has now unveiled the Vito mid-size van. Both vehicles share the same bodyshell, but the commercial version is understandably less luxurious and there are some significant specification differences.