On 26 August 1959, British Motor Corporation (BMC) proudly revealed a car that captured the imagination of the world and revolutionised the compact car segment. Six decades later, in 2019 MINI marks the brand’s 60th birthday and the extraordinary story of a British innovation that went on to achieve iconic status. To kick-start this anniversary year, MINI is introducing a limited run of 500 very special vehicles for UK customers. Built in the UK at MINI Plant Oxford, the MINI 60 Years Edition is the first of many celebrations planned for 2019 that will champion the brand’s rich heritage in Britain and its continuous dedication to innovation. Much like Alex Issigonis’ first car in 1959, MINI has continued to push the boundaries whilst keeping creative use of space, driving fun, style and individualisation at its core.
The new Ford Puma ST - Bold, eye-catching styling
"The Puma's already sporty styling with features like the sloping roofline silhouette and pronounced wheel arches naturally lent itself to the Puma ST's design made even more extreme to combine form and function. The Puma ST offers Magnetite or machined metal finishes for the standard 19'' alloy wheels, and six exterior hues that include Agate Black, Desert Island Blue, Fantastic Red, Frozen White, Magnetic and bold, as well as the exclusive Mean Green. In addition, a Gloss Black finish for the roof, front grille surrounds, mirror caps and rear roof spoiler are all standard, making the model even easier to identify/recognize. While the interior is equally charismatic, the excitement is immediate from the moment the doors are unlocked when the standard power-folding exterior mirrors project the ST logo onto the ground. Inside, heated and upholstered Recaro sport seats - embossed with the ST logo and trimmed in Miko Dinamica non-slip material - hold the driver and front passenger firmly in place. Also featured are Ford Performance skid plates, flat-bottom leather steering wheel and ST shift knob. The seats, shift lever cover and ST badged floor mats are finished with Metal Grey stitching."
Sportiness and sustainability do not contradict each other; in combination, they characterize the understanding of luxury in the course of electric mobility at Audi. The e-tron GT proves this with its leather-free design package. The sport seats plus with 14-way adjustment are upholstered either with a combination of artificial leather and the Kaskade material or with a mixture of artificial leather and the microfiber material Dinamica. Recycled materials are used in both cases, for example polyester fibers that were made from old plastic bottles, or textiles, or residual fibers from selvages. There are 119 recycled plastic bottles in each Kaskade upholstery set. The Dinamica material is similar to Alcantara, while the Kaskade material, whose seam design is based on the look of the Singleframe, is reminiscent of natural fibers such as wool. The upholstery of the sport seats pro is made of a combination of two types of leather. The RS design package comprises microfiber material on the hood of the instrument panel carrier, the steering wheel, and the center console trim, with red or gray stitching adding highlights. The floor carpet and floor mats are made from Econyl in both models. This material consists of 100-percent recycled nylon fibers from production waste, fabric and carpet remnants, or old fishing nets.
The revised Nissan NV300 station wagon starts at prices from 39,080 euros (gross). The large family van is now available as standard with nine seats and a new 2.0-liter diesel engine, which is available in three output levels from 81 kW / 110 PS to 110 kW / 150 PS to 125 kW / 170 PS. The power is transmitted via a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT); in the most powerful engine version, the DCT is part of the standard scope. Customers can choose their desired model from three equipment lines and two body lengths (5,080 or 5,480 millimeters), and five exterior colors are also available (Glacier White, Urban Gray, Midnight Black, Highlands Gray, Comete Gray).