- The Tesla Model 3 is now on sale in the UK.
On the Road prices start at £42,400 (£38,900 after grant) for the ‘Standard Range Plus’ model and go up to £60,400 (£56,900 after grant) for the ‘Performance’ model. Depending on the model, the electric-range varies from 258 miles to 348 miles on a full charge.
Like its older siblings, the Model S and Model X, ‘Full Self-Driving Capability’ is available as an optional extra and is due to receive a software update later this year which will unlock the cars ability to recognise and respond to traffic lights, as well as automatic driving on city streets.
- The Commercial Vehicle Show 2019, the UK’s largest commercial vehicle event, opened this week at the NEC in Birmingham.
The CV show played host to an array of major product launches, including the unveiling of the new British-built Vauxhall Vivaro, which has secured 1,250 jobs at the brand’s Luton plant.
Two new variants of the Isuzu D-Max pick-up were also announced, as well as the upcoming high performance Ranger Raptor from Ford.
This year also saw a number of electric vehicle launches, such as MAN’s CitE 15-tonne urban delivery truck and vans including the LDV EV30, Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Relay.
- The Citroen C4 SpaceTourer, introduced last year as an updated and renamed version of the C4 Picasso, has now ceased production and will only remain on sale in the UK until dealership stocks have run out.
The larger 7-seat variant of the car, the Grand C4 SpaceTourer will continue to be available and the van-derived SpaceTourer will still sit at the top of the people carrier line-up – which is also now available with 8 seats as standard (vs 5 previously) and the possibility to add an optional 9th seat.
The 5-seat MPV-shaped hole left by the departure of the C4 SpaceTourer will be filled by the New Citroen C5 Aircross SUV.
- Volkswagen has teased its upcoming all-electric ’ID.’ hatchback, which is due to go on sale later this year. Despite the car not yet being revealed to the public, VW have said they will be opening order books as early as next week.
Whilst information on the ID. hatch is still in short supply, UK customers will be able to pay a deposit to reserve the car from 8th May via the Volkswagen website. VW recently confirmed the ID. hatch would start from less than £26,000 and have a maximum range of up to 342 miles with the largest-battery model.
A full reveal of the car is expected at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and will be the first production car in Volkswagen’s future line of all-electric ID. models.
Other ID. concepts shown so far include the ID. Buzz camper van, ID. Crozz SUV and ID. Vizzion saloon.