• Nine years after the original car was launched, the all-new Nissan Juke has now been revealed. With larger dimensions and an ‘athletic’ stance, the all-new Juke will be available with a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine (117 PS), paired with 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and driving mode selector (Eco, Standard, Sport).

    Described by Nissan as more ‘grown up’, dimensions are now increased to 4,210 mm length; 1,595 mm height; and a width of 1,800 mm for better interior space, yet remaining compact and lighter by 23 kg.

    Transformed on the inside as well, the new Juke is roomier for rear passengers and their belongings, with rear-seat knee room increased by 5.8 cm, rear head room by 1.1 cm and a boot capacity of 422 litres – providing 20% more storage room.

    Nissan’s advanced ProPILOT technology, which offers electronically assisted steering, acceleration and braking, will also be available on the JUKE for the first time. In addition, JUKE offers a full package of safety technologies, including Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Cyclist Recognition, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Blind Spot Intervention.

    Available to order now, prices for the all-new Nissan Juke start at £17,395 and go up to £25,395. First deliveries will take place at the end of November.

  • Renault has revealed pricing and specification for the All-New Zoe. As per the previous Zoe, the new generation is also offered with an 80kW motor for entry-level models, but is now also offered alongside a new, more powerful 100 kW motor, which delivers the equivalent of 135 PS.

    Both motors are now accompanied by a larger 52 kWh battery, a 32% increase over the previous 41 kWh pack, which delivers a range of up to 245 miles (WLTP) on a charge.

    Offered in three trim levels, Play, Iconic and GT Line, the Zoe is still available to purchase with an option to lease the battery separately, with prices starting at £22,170 (excluding battery rental costs and before gov grant). Full purchase prices, with battery included, start at £29,170 (before gov grant).

    The All-New Renault Zoe is available to order later this month, with first customer deliveries from January 2020.


  • Porsche this week presented its first fully-electric sports car, the Porsche Taycan.

    Based on the E-Performance Concept, the flagship Turbo S version can generate up to 560 kW (761 PS), and the Taycan Turbo up to 500 kW (680 PS). The Taycan Turbo S accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, while the Taycan Turbo completes this in 3.2 seconds. The Turbo S has a range of up to 257 miles, and the Turbo a range of up to 279 miles (according to WLTP in each case). The top speed of both all-wheel-drive models is 161 mph.

    Through the use of the 800-volt architecture that Porsche is using in the Taycan, both variants can be charged to 80% in under 23 minutes when using a 270kW charger.

    The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is priced from £138,881.00 and the Porsche Taycan Turbo from £115,913.00. Both are available to order now, with first customer deliveries from January 2020.


  • Smart has become the first manufacturer to convert their existing lineup to electric-only. Revealed ahead of their Frankfurt motor show debut next week, the new Smart lineup consists solely of ‘EQ’ versions of the new facelifted Fortwo, Fortwo Cabrio and Forfour models.

    As with the outgoing EQ models, a rear-mounted motor makes peak outputs of 80bhp and 118lb ft of torque. The 17.6 kWh battery delivers a maximum range of 99 miles; however this has been measured under the old NEDC measurement, rather than the current WLTP system, which offers better real world results.

  • Another car revealed ahead of its Frankfurt debut is the all-new Hyundai i10. Available a choice of 1.0l or 1.2l engines, the i10 is available with the choice of an ECO Pack, which includes an adjusted gear ratio, four seats and 14-inch wheels for optimised efficiency.

    More information will be released in the coming weeks.

  • Mazda has revealed pricing and specification for the all-new Mazda CX-30, a compact SUV that sits between the CX-3 and CX-5.

    The line-up features five grades and two petrol engines, including Mazda’s revolutionary spark-controlled compression ignition Skyactiv-X engine, available with a choice of front and all-wheel drive. Both engines also feature the 24v Mazda M Hybrid mild-hybrid system.

    Priced from £22,895 to £33,495 the 26 model Mazda CX-30 range is available to order now, with deliveries in January 2020.


  • Honda has now taken the ‘Prototype’ badge off its upcoming all-electric Honda e city car.

    The base model produces 134bhp, with the top of the range offering 152bhp. The 35.5 kWh battery can produce 137 miles (WLTP) of range and be charged up to 80% in 30 minutes.

    The production-ready Honda e will have its public debut at the Frankfrurt motor show next week. Orders open in October, ahead of customer deliveries in Spring 2020. Prices have not yet been announced but are expected to start at £30,000.