• Renault has revealed the new ZOE. Now in its third generation, the 100% electric car has an increased range, greater performance, enhanced technology and a new look.

    The Renault ZOE now comes with a choice of 80kW and 100kW motor options, along with a 52 kWh battery which can deliver a range of up to 242 miles (WLTP), an increase of around 30% over the old 40 kWh pack. The car now also offers fast direct current (DC) charging, in addition to the alternating current charging (AC) options already available at home or on the street.

    At its launch in 2012, the first ZOE with its 22 kWh battery offered around 93 miles of range, which was later improved to a 41kWh battery and a range of 186 miles in its second generation.

    On sale in August, prices are yet to be confirmed for the new Renault ZOE. The current lineup starts at £21,220 (before grant) for models requiring additional battery hire and £28,520 (before grant) for models with a battery included.

 

  • The all-new Peugeot 2008 SUV will be available with a choice of 100% electric, petrol or diesel powertrains. Following on from the all-new 208 range announced earlier this year, the new 2008 SUV range also follows Peugeot’s ‘choose your Peugeot choose your powertrain’

    The electric variant, the e-2008 SUV is powered by a 100kW electric motor and 50kWh battery which can achieve 193 miles of range (WLTP). The rest of the range features new Euro 6d petrol and diesel engines, based on Peugeot’s three-cylinder 1.2 PureTech petrol engine and the four-cylinder 1.5 BlueHDi diesel.

    The all-new Peugeot 2008 SUV and e-2008 SUV are due to go on sale early 2020.

 

  • Following the launch of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé and new BMW 8 Series Convertible, BMW has now completed the 8 Series lineup with the debut of the 8 Series Gran Coupé.

    With a longer wheelbase and four doors, the Gran Coupé offers improved practicality over the smaller two-door variants and is also available with the same straight-six turbo diesel or and 530hp petrol V8 engines. The Gran Coupé is also available with a more efficient straight-six petrol engine with 340hp and a fuel economy of 37.7-38.2mpg, together with CO2 emissions of 168g/km.

    Available to order now, with first deliveries expected in September. Prices start at £69,340.

 

  • Formerly identified by its codename AM-RB 003, Aston Martin’s latest mid-engined hypercar has been officially named the Aston Martin Valhalla.

    Employing lightweight construction methods and aerodynamics from its older sibling, the Aston Martin Valkyrie, the Valhalla will use the combination of a turbocharged V6 petrol engine and a battery-electric hybrid system, which is expected to produce over 1000hp.

    Aston Martin has also recently confirmed the Valhalla will appear in the next James Bond film.
    Expected in 2021, just 500 examples are being made, with prices expected to be in the region of £1.5 million.