Porsche has announced the arrival of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, which replaces the previous S Hybrid model. It’s being described as the world’s first premium plug-in hybrid SUV, presumably to distinguish Porsche’s offering from the non-premium (but already available) Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
In a little over two years’ time, Ford will close its manufacturing operations in Australia. One of the casualties of that move is going to be the Victoria-built Falcon, which won’t be replaced.
For some people, dressing in the same garments that Formula 1 pit lane personnel wear is a great way to show support for a particular team. Others deem it the worst kind of fashion crime though, especially if the ‘full uniform’ look is being attempted.
Two things are immediately obvious about the all-new Smart fortwo. Firstly, awkward front-end styling means some of the previous model’s visual charm has been lost; secondly, it’s being joined by the four-seat forfour which also serves as the basis for the third-generation Renault Twingo.
Porsche’s British operation has collaborated with Porsche Exclusive to produce the 911 Turbo S Exclusive GB Edition. Commemorating 40 years since the original 911 Turbo was launched, it features numerous cosmetic changes.
Daimler subsidiary Fuso has released eight examples of its electric-powered Canter E-Cell to customers in Portugal. A mix of municipal, local delivery and postal operators will be running the trucks for a year to see how they cope in real-world conditions.
As expected, Mercedes-Benz has slotted its 5,980 cc, twin-turbo V12 engine into the new two-door S-Class. The result is the S 65 AMG Coupé which, like the saloon version, boasts 620 bhp (463 kW / 630 PS) and a peak torque figure of 1,000 Nm (737 lb/ft).
As Volkswagen has already demonstrated with the Transporter-based California, official manufacturer camper van conversions can be both well-executed and popular with customers. Doubtless Mercedes-Benz is hoping that those epithets will soon be applied to its just-announced Marco Polo.
1,287,265 new cars were registered in the UK during the first six months of 2014, according to data just published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
In 1964, all four members of the Triumph works team competing in the International Six Days Trial secured gold medals. Now, to mark the 50th anniversary of that achievement, Triumph has created a special edition based on the Bonneville T100.
When a pair of DS3 by Benefit special editions appeared back in March, Citroën promised that its marketing tie-in with the cosmetics brand would soon yield a third model. The DS3 DSign Noire by Benefit is the result.