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More Audi e-electric SUV details revealed

The new Audi e-tron will be revealed in September, boasting up to 402bhp and over 249 miles of range.

Audi has revealed some more facts and figures regarding its upcoming all-electric SUV which will be revealed in full on 17th September this year. The e-tron develops 403bhp , However, the maximum power output is only available for either seconds through a boost mode accessed through the ‘S’ drive mode on the drive selector. By default, the e-tron develops 355bhp, enabling a 0-62mph dash in less than six seconds. The prototype’s top speed is electronically limited to 124mph.

It has been said that up to 30 percent of the e-tron’s total range is accounted for by energy recuperation, and that the overwhelming majority of recuperation is handled by the electric motors and not by the breaks. 90 percent of the time, the car’s motors handle breaking rather than the individual wheel breaks. Where the driver will be able to select the level of recuperation using paddles that are mounted to the steering wheel. Ranging from no additional drag on the motor, to a high recuperation where the car can be driven on one pedal. With the recuperation technology, you will also be able to add one kilometre of range for every kilometre travelled downhill, if the most severe recuperation mode is selected.

It has been confirmed that a 95kWh battery pack, made up of 36 shoebox style battery modules is housed on the floor of the vehicle for a better weight distribution. Underpinning the Q5 and Q7, the e-tron will be capable of 249 miles on one single charge on a MBL platform. Not only this, the e-tron will also have an extensive thermal management system, which will enable the car to recharge at a Tesla-beating output of up to 150kW and DC charging stations. Stations capable of charging at such as the IONITY charging points currently being built by a wide group of European manufactures, will mean that the e-tron can recharge from flat to 80 percent in less than half an hour.

As well as this, Audi will also launch what is calls the e-tron Charging Service, which will grant buyers to access around 80 percent of Europe’s charging points, regardless of the operator. Buyers will only have to carry one –e-tron card’, rather than several different cards for multiple charging suppliers. As well as an 11kW home charger which will come included as standard, enabling a 8.5 hour recharge. Or you can opt for a 22kW system, which will cut recharging times to 4.5 hours.

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Mazda prepare to trial MyWay retail concept throughout the UK

After trialling the concept for 2 years in London, Mazda Motor are ready to embark rolling it out to 5 retailers across the UK.

MyWay, which was developed in 2015, currently employs 10 “Brand Champions” who work to bring a high level of customer service and product knowledge to sales – similar to product geniuses that are used by brands such as BMW and Kia. The team work remotely across London bringing test drives to customers in their homes on a completely commission-free basis.

Since their launch the program has been responsible for 375 new-vehicle sales by allowing potential customers to arrange online to have a Brand Champion deliver a model of their chose to their home for a test drive. All sales discussion, finance agreement or purchase would be made at the customer’s home.

Now the successful MyWay concept is to be trialled across retail groups in the UK to influence existing retailers to offer something to customers which is a bespoke, face-to-face service. With the hope to roll the concept to the rest of the retail network.

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Vauxhall GT X Experimental concept teased

Vauxhall’s new concept car has been teased ahead of full reveal – previewing what is said to be a ‘daring’ design for the Vauxhall brand.

It has been said that the vehicle embraces the brands core values – hinting towards a production model in the mid 2020’s. The first image comes one year after the PSA Peugeot and Citroen bought Vauxhall and Open outright. While the image can leave a lot to the imagination, it is still giving us the best look yet at the firm’s sharp front lightening design. A signature look that is likely to feature across the years in years’ to come.

The GT X Experimental doesn’t have a conventional grille like most others, giving an inkling towards a fully-electric drivetrain. Whilst there is no information on what form the concept will take, the cleverly draped sheet suggests a considerably conventional hatchback shape. Along with this, the two tone bodywork gives it a more modern look, while the darkened lower trim could signal a degree of cross-over inspired styling. The car will also be the first of its kind to wear Vauxhalls new ‘face’, this is said to be based upon the Vauxhall Compass, where two aces intersect the Griffin badge, along with wing-shaped LED daytime running lights. The interior or this is inspired by Apple, with a truly different angle, Vauxhall are aiming to make the specs sharper and more relevant to their core values.

The GT X is also said to influence other new Vauxhall models such as the Vauxhall Astra, which is due to come in show rooms later this decade.

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