100,000 Yetis produced by Skoda
The 100,000th Yeti has been produced by Škoda at the Czech plant Kvasiny. The popular all-rounder has only been built and sold by Škoda for two years. Besides Kvasiny in the Czech Republic where all UK-sold Yeti are built, production has also been taking place in the Indian city of Aurangabad since 2010. The vehicle is also assembled in the Russian city of Kaluga.
Since its market introduction in 2009, the Yeti has been celebrating great market successes, and in the popular compact SUV segment, it performs well in every driving situation. Moreover, the Yeti ensures maximum safety for its passengers, driver and pedestrians, which is why it has received a five-star Euro NCAP rating.
New open-air Audi R8 GT Spyder
The extreme Audi R8 GT quite literally gets its second wind as a new open-air Spyder version of the even more focused 560PS super car makes its debut. Distilling the celebrated R8 V10 formula into an even more concentrated form, the more intensively weight optimised GT soft-top will deliver its breathtaking pace and handling poise to just 66 customers in the UK, and a total of 333 worldwide.
They will have the opportunity to formally register their interest in right-hand-drive versions of the new 197mph drop-head via Audi Centres or the audi.co.uk web site. Ordering will begin later this summer ahead of first customer deliveries in early 2012.
Toyota foots fuel bill for new car buyers
Rising prices at the pumps need not concern Toyota owners, thanks to a summer-long free fuel bonus. Anyone buying a new Aygo, Yaris, Auris, Auris Hybrid or Verso can enjoy six months of driving with Toyota footing the fuel bill. Each new car will be sold with a pre-loaded Visa card covering the cost of 5,000 miles of motoring - about the distance covered on average in six months of driving.
According to the model purchased, the equivalent saving is up to £635, calculated using a benchmark combined cycle fuel consumption figure and pence-per-litre fuel price. Owners use the card to pay for each fill-up until the credit is exhausted. The offer is open to retail customers and applies to all versions of each model purchased June 1-September 30 and registered before December 31.
UK debut of 2012 Jaguar range
The new Jaguar line-up combining fresh new styling, greater performance and greater efficiency than ever before was shown for the first time in the UK at Motorexpo, at Canary Wharf between June 6 and 12.
On display was the fastest Jaguar production car ever produced, the 186mph XKR-S, as well as the most efficient Jaguar yet created, the XF 2.2.
Mercedes Roadster in its perfect form
The performance brand within Mercedes-Benz Cars is presenting a new dream-car: the SLS AMG Roadster. This super sports car has a perfect synthesis of open-top driving pleasure, outstanding driving dynamics and systematic lightweight construction. The overall appearance of the new two-seater is marked by its purist design.
The technologically-advanced SLS AMG Roadster is guaranteed to make the hearts of sports car enthusiasts beat faster while ensuring outstanding driving dynamics and motoring pleasure. Designed and developed in parallel with the Coupé under the autonomous aegis of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, this open-top super sports car will feature a hand-assembled AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine. It will launch in the UK in November 2011.
Nissan power free of charge in London
Charging a Nissan LEAF in London has become simpler and cheaper with the launch of the Source London charging network. To mark the start of the initiative, Nissan is providing LEAF owners across the capital with access to the charging points for free.
In support of the scheme, Nissan will give all LEAF owners who live within 40 miles of a Source London branded charging point 12 months free subscription when they buy the 100% electric vehicle before the end of the year. LEAF owners do not pay any road tax or the London congestion charge.