Tuesday, 8 April 2014

New Isuzu MU-X 7 Seat SUV... a taste of things to come in the UK?

A taste of things to come?

ISUZU have launched a new contender to the SUV market in the shape of the Isuzu MU-X 7-seater, SUV. Based on the tough D-Max the MU-X is a true family-sized SUV. MU-X’s powerful Isuzu turbo diesel engine provides an impressive 3 tonnes+ of towing capacity. With the Terrain Command 4x4 system and robust yet refined suspension, the MU-X can take on the toughest terrain with ease. MU-X has a highly-efficient Isuzu diesel engine that uses leading technology to provide precise fuel control. So it does more work and burns less fuel.

You’ll have to wait to see the Isuzu MU-X 7 in the UK, as there are no plans yet to enter the market, but watch this space!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Skoda Vision C a multi-door coupe

Introducing the Skoda Vision C a multi-door coupe, concept car powered by a 1.4-litre TSI four-cylinder engine that can run on either petrol or compressed natural gas (CNG). Although CNG is rare in the UK, it’s a more prevalent fuel source in continental Europe. The sleek Vision C consumes 3.4kg of CNG per kilometre, and emits 91g/km of CO2: equivalent to one of Skoda's 'Greenline' diesel engines. VW’s MQB platform, which underpins the Golf, A3, Skoda Octavia and the new Seat Leon, was designed with incorporating CNG powertrains in mind, as well as petrol, diesel, electric and hybrid drivetrains. It’s expected that a showroom-ready Vision C would rest on the MQB architecture. Tony Slack, dealer principle at Derek Slack Motors explained how the Vision C is the next stage in Skoda’s design language. “Skoda are producing more edgy and sporty looking vehicles to the range”, said Tony. Looking closely at the Skoda Vision C we believe we can see underpinnings for future Skoda models including the all new Superb”. The first production model with the bold new look, is set to be the new 2015 Fabia, expected to debut at the Paris motor show in October.
 Tony finished by saying, “ there’s emotional charisma attached to the Skoda brand, the outstanding design and engineering skills are fast becoming the bench mark for a new age of technology, economy and performance”.

2014 Octavia Laurin & Klement heading to the north east.

The motoring public of the north east familiar with the SKODA brand will no doubt be aware ‘L&K’ stands for Laurin & Klement, the founding fathers of the Czech brand. Today, Laurin & Klement is the badge given to ŠKODA’s flagship high specification models. One of the latest additions to bringing exclusive elegance to the range is the ŠKODA Octavia L&K.
Under the bonnet, equipment will include 18-inch alloys, bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights and tail-lights. On the inside a multifunction steering wheel, leather Alcantara seats, and a luxurious trim combine for that extra touch of class. The new 2014 Octavia Laurin & Klement will be available from Derek Slack Motors in three engines, the 1.8 TSI petrol and two versions of the 2.0-litre TDI diesel The petrol model comes with a choice of six-speed manual or DSG gearboxes, and will also be available with four-wheel drive. The 1.8 TSI with 6-speed DSG is also available with all-wheel drive.