Launched in 2008 and facelifted in 2013 followed by continuous upgrades to specification the Vauxhall Insignia range of 5-door D-segment Grand Sport hatchbacks, Sports Tourer and Country Tourer estates is a story of evolution and the latest models are still as fresh and competitive in the market place as the original versions were.
Keeping a positive attitude despite the current overall fall in new car sales globally, Suzuki GB is keeping a positive attitude and in the early part of this year they added the Swift Attitude special edition model to their Swift ‘supermini’ sized five door hatchback range and also arriving is the Swift 1.2 Dualjet Hybrid Allgrip 4x4 version.
You’ve heard the name Cupra before, it’s been used, and still will be, for the name of SEAT’s most potent sports models. The first Cupra was developed by SEAT Sport and launched as the Ibiza Cupra in 1996 but now Cupra is being launched as a standalone sports brand and its first offering is the 153mph Cupra Ateca sports SUV.
Alternatively fuelled vehicles, pure electric, petrol-electric hybrids and plug-in hybrids saw a 21% increase in UK new car sales last year to 141,270 units but only 15,474 of those vehicles were pure electric models. So far this year only around 2,000 battery electric cars were sold in the first five months of the year.
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