Ingrained with Suzuki’s design heritage, including a slit-like C-pillar inherited from the first generation Cervo (SC100), blacked out A- and B- pillars, bumper garnish and clamshell bonnet, the Ignis utilises a simple design with a familiar, lovable expression, characterised by its unique headlights, black extended wheel arches*, and robust shoulders. The facelift model retains these iconic features, while adding a new Suzuki SUV-style 5-spoke front grille, along with front and rear bumpers featuring trapezoid shape silver under garnishes, amplifying the overall SUV character and unique style. Complementing the characteristic styling of the exterior, the interior of the Ignis was designed with futuristic urban styling and sweeping horizontal lines that convey breadth and a feeling of space. This stylish urban taste has been further enhanced in the facelift model, with new Lazuli Medium Blue Pearl and Medium Grey Metallic accents matched to grey or blue seat upholsteries. The instrument panel, featuring a newly designed meter cluster, has been updated with a contrast of black and white that is simple in composition but leaves a bold impression.
The new CUPRA Formentor Designing process
The CUPRA Formentor is about to take to the streets of the world. But some have already had the privilege of driving it including the CUPRA development team led by SEAT executive Vice-president for R&D Dr. Werner Tietz, along with CUPRA Technical Officer Marta Almuni and CUPRA driver Jordi Gené. The following are their impressions at the wheel of the brand’s first uniquely designed and developed model.
The SPORTLINE is the range-topping model in the ŠKODA KAROQ line-up. Apart from the 1.0 TSI, the KAROQ SPORTLINE is available with any of the engines in the range. The 2.0 TSI petrol engine with an output of 140 kW (190 PS), which comes with a seven-speed DSG and all-wheel drive as standard, is exclusively reserved for the KAROQ SPORTLINE. The exterior of this sporty range-topping model is characterised by a host of black design details, exclusive alloy wheels and SPORTLINE badges. Black sports styling also continues in the interior. The brand’s SPORTLINE models celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2022, following ŠKODA’s introduction of this dynamic variant in 1992 with the FAVORIT.
Nissan Sunderland Plant is marking the start of production of the third generation Qashqai with a renewed pledge to inspire future generations of manufacturing talent. Following a £400m investment, the latest version of the segment-defining crossover is now rolling off the plant’s production Line One, as the plant celebrates 35 years of manufacturing in the UK. Qashqai represents one in five of all cars built in Britain since its launch 14 years ago – and to celebrate the new generation model, Nissan is offering every schoolchild in North East England the opportunity to take part in a Nissan Skills Foundation event – the company’s programme of activities designed to excite youngsters about careers in manufacturing and engineering.