Verdict Blending speed, efficiency and thrilling dynamics in an estate car is no mean feat, and the Astra Sports Tourer GSe doesn’t offer much of the latter. Vauxhall is on the road towards full electrification, with the firm pledging to become EV-only by as soon as 2028. As part of this plan, the brand is reviving its efforts in the performance car space by introducing a new GSe (Grand Sport Electric) sub brand, and the new Astra Sports Tourer GSe is among the first to wear the badge. This Sports Tourer sits alongside the GSe-badged Grandland SUV and Astra hatchback to form a trio of sporty plug-in models, and the formula is very much the same as for its stablemates. Vauxhall has abandoned the boisterous visuals of its VXRs in favour of a more subdued design, and the Sports Tourer GSe is picked out by a reworked front bumper, 18-inch diamond cut alloys and black roof rails.
Three versions of MG4 are available: SE, SE Long Range and Trophy Long Range. Both Long Range models feature a 64kWh battery that’s good for between 270-281 miles of range. Mix this level of practicality with some potentially huge savings on running costs, and the Niro EV quickly starts to make sense as a family car. How to choose the best family car It's important to break down the criteria that a family car needs to cover while considering your options, so below we answer the most common questions. Take a look at our dedicated pages for the best seven and eight-seater cars to find out more.3 months ago Auto Express
The Enyaq Coupe sits on the same MEB platform as the standard Enyaq SUV, as well as VW’s ID.4 and ID.5. With no 62kWh battery option, the Enyaq Coupe iV lineup kicks off with the ‘80’. The Enyaq Coupe iV vRS sits on top of the range at £54,370. 21 Oliver Stefani, Head of Skoda Design, said that with the Enyaq Coupe Skoda has “retained almost all aspects of the Vision iV study [the Enyaq Coupe concept], which attracted a great deal of attention just over two years ago. Sporting athletic lines, our brand-new, all-electric first-class model is even more emotive than the successfully launched Enyaq iV.1 month ago Auto Express
The Casper’s squat, punchy stance is reminiscent of the Suzuki Ignis , but Hyundai has packed a unique character into its diminutive proportions. The Casper may be the smallest car in Hyundai ’s stable, but it packs quite a visual punch. There are currently no official plans to sell the Casper on our shores, but reports suggest that a potential EV version could enter the UK market in 2023. Despite undercooked dynamics and a compromised powertrain, our first acquaintance with the Hyundai Casper leaves us hopeful at the prospect of an EV version. As it stands, the Casper feels ripe for a fully-electric powertrain to do justice to what is a quirky, desirable urban runaround.3 months ago Auto Express
The Lamborghini Urus Performante is the fastest version of the brand's super-SUV, featuring a tuned version of Lambo's twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8. It produces 657bhp – 16bhp more than the standard car - while torque remains the same at a healthy 850Nm. Lamborghini has given the Urus Performante a subtle exterior makeover, which features more carbon fibre to help reduce weight. At the rear the Performante boasts a carbon fibre bumper, a light-weight titanium Akrapovic exhaust and a new rear spoiler with carbon fibre fins inspired by the Aventador SVJ. Fill your boots with the optional carbon fibre roof, which mirrors those found on the Huracan Performante and Super Trofeo.3 months ago Auto Express
All new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans are set to be banned from sale in 2030. Second-hand cars will be unaffected by the ban, however, allowing petrol and diesel cars, plus conventional hybrids without "significant" zero-emission capability, to change hands on the used market after 2030. The EU has announced its plan to ban petrol and diesel cars from 2035 although smaller manufacturers may be given an extension. In the first quarter of 2022, the UK registered 252,000 new petrol and diesel cars, 81,000 hybrid cars, 30,000 plug-in hybrid cars and 64,000 pure electric cars. Your petrol and diesel ban questions answered Can I still drive a petrol and diesel car after 2030, and a hybrid with a "significant" zero emission range after 2035?3 months ago Auto Express
See More DetailsVehicle sales which peak during the festive season account for about 40% of annual sales. Currently, the carmaker has pending bookings of about 4.40 lakh units while for the entire industry it stands at about 8.25 lakh. "In India, the festivals drive sentiment buying and the three day auspicious period of Dhanteras, Choti Diwali and Badi Diwali garner major demand. That’s why I feel this year's festive season was a mixed scenario. In 2019, the registrations peaked at 14.75 lakh units.For November 2021, two wheeler registrations stood at 14.5 lakh units and in 2020 it was at 14.85 lakh units.3 months ago ET Auto
Oil prices settle up; China demand hopes outweigh recession worry To fight inflation, the U.S. Federal Reserve is trying to slow the economy and will keep raising its short-term rate target, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker said on Thursday in comments that weighed on oil. See More DetailsBy Stephanie Kelly Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday, rebounding from an early fall of more than $1 a barrel, on a lift from a weaker dollar and supply concerns highlighted by Saudi Arabia's energy minister. crude stocks rose by about 4.5 million barrels for the week ended Oct. 21, according to market sources citing American Petroleum Institute figures on Tuesday. Gasoline inventories fell by about 2.3 million barrels, while distillate stocks rose by about 600,000 barrels.U.S. government data on crude stockpiles is due on Wednesday.3 months ago ET Auto