New Toyota small car platform for ‘engaging’ next Yaris – Autocar: New GA-B modular architecture allows different small car bodystyles and a better driving experience Toyota has begun the gradual build-up to the unveiling of its next-generation Yaris, due to be shown in 2020, by revealing the new platform that will underpin it. The architecture, dubbed GA-B, is a development of the TNGA platform that underpins the bulk of Toyota”s European range, from the Prius and Corolla to the Camry and RAV4. The Japanese firm claims its focus is to “elevate the design and d
has announced the price and specification of its new CX-30 compact SUV, which
will arrive in the UK in January 2020. Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in
March, the CX-30 enters a new market segment for Mazda, slotting into the
firm’s award-winning SUV range between the CX-3 and CX-5.
Following the launch of the all-new Mazda3 earlier this year, the Mazda CX-30 is the second model in the company’s next generation line-up and the second to feature the ground-breaking Skyactiv-X spark-controlled compression ignition engine. Combining the bold stance of an SUV with the sleek profile of a coupe, its styling is a sophisticated evolution of Mazda’s KODO design philosophy, while it’s spacious and versatile cabin ensures it has the practicality and comfort demanded by customers in this popular sector.
in five trim levels – SE-L, SE-L Lux, Sport Lux, GT Sport and GT Sport Tech –
the new CX-30 features Mazda’s characteristic generous standard equipment
across the entire range, and is offered in the UK with a choice of two petrol
engines, both of which feature the 24v Mazda M Hybrid mild-hybrid system.
from the recently launched all-new Mazda3, the 122ps 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G
engine features cylinder-deactivation and is exclusively matched to front-wheel
drive with a choice of automatic or manual transmission across all five trim
levels. Likewise, the ground-breaking Spark Controlled Compression Ignition
(SPCCI) Skyactiv-X petrol engine is also offered across all grades with a
choice of transmission. Additionally from Sport Lux upwards, the Skyactiv-X
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Ian Callum revives Aston Martin Vanquish for debut project – Autocar: Each reworked Vanquish will be built in Warwickshire and sold for around £400,000 Ex-Jaguar and Aston designer”s new firm is “fixing” his original Vanquish design and re-engineering the car Former Jaguar design boss Ian Callum and his new Callum design group are planning to build a batch of comprehensively rethought and re-engineered Aston Martin Vanquish V12s as their new business”s first bespoke car project. The Vanquish 25 project forms part of a series of R-Reforged edition cars fully endors