Mobility News | September – October 2019

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WHICH WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VEHICLE

(WAV) IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

// Kia announces Fleet Roadshow // Is the Motability Scheme right for you? //

The all-new Hyundai i10 // The Car-Maker of the Year is presented at Motor Trader

Industry Awards 2019 // The Vauxhall Corsa through the years //

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019


Worry-free motoring from

Nil Advance Payment.

From city cars to SUVs, our wide range of Kia vehicles

available on the Motability scheme means we have

something for everyone. Plus, our specialist Motability

adaptations can ensure your shiny new Kia vehicle is

suited to meet your personal requirements.

Picanto

Nil Advance Payment on all models.

The small and compact Picanto is the perfect

city car. It’s surprisingly practical for its size

with a great range of technology too.

Rio

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

This compact hatchback has plenty of head

and leg room in the front with great storage

for drinks and your smartphone, and a

surprisingly spacious boot.

Venga

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

A spacious hatchback, with enough room

for an active lifestyle. Also benefit from

a great range of driver assistance features.

All-New Ceed

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

This family hatchback is highly practical and

economical, as well as being incredibly stylish

with plenty of state-of-the-art driver assistance

technology on board.

All-New Ceed SW

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

The estate version of the Ceed - perfect if

you need extra boot space, which comprises a

whopping 600 litres of storage.

Proceed

From £1,549 Advance Payment.

Boasting a stunning shooting brake body

with plenty of space and flexibility inside, this

sophisticated family car can accommodate four

adults comfortably.

Optima

From £1,049 Advance Payment.

This stylish saloon car offers a generous

amount of space inside & high levels of comfort

for the family to enjoy. Estate version also

available from £1,499 advance payment.

All-New Sportage

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

This popular SUV provides a premium quality

interior with a great range of driver assistance

technology, as well as tonnes of space inside

and in the boot.

Stonic

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

This compact small crossover SUV combines

practicality, style and versatility, ensuring an

all-round great choice of car.

Your Kia Motability package includes: Insurance • Servicing and maintenance • Replacement tyres • Annual car tax

• Windscreen replacement • Many adaptations at no extra cost • 60,000 mileage allowance over 3 year lease

All our sales executives are trained and accredited by Motability Operations –

give them a call today to discuss your requirements.

YEAR WARRANTY

QUALITY REDEFINED

Ken EMG Brown Kia (Ely) (Harlow)

Ken Brown (Stevenage)

44 Southern - 46 Potter Bypass, Street, Ely, Harlow Cambridgeshire, CM17 9AQ CB7 4DT Shephall Way, Stevenage SG2 9RW

01279 Tel: 01353 453334880574

01438 902483

www.kenbrownmotors.co.uk

www.emgmotorgroup.com/kia

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For information on the scheme, including full terms & conditions, please go to www.motability.co.uk


mobilitynews

The Publication For Disabled Motorists

Highlights

04 Kia announces Fleet Roadshow

featuring range of Kia models

08 Which Wheelchair Accessible

Vehicle (WAV) is right for you?

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12 10 things to help you decide if

the Motability Scheme is right for you

52 Kia wins Car-Maker of the Year

at Motor Trader Industry Awards 2019

18 All-new Hyundai i10: making a

big statement in the A-segment

74 A multi-million bestseller:

Vauxhall Corsa through the years

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Kia announces Fleet Roadshow

featuring range of Kia models

This autumn, Kia Motors

(UK) Limited are excited to

be hosting a five-stop Fleet

Roadshow across England

and Scotland. The Roadshow,

running from early October

to November, will provide

potential clients and existing

Fleet customers with an

exclusive opportunity to test

drive the All-New Kia XCeed.

Alongside the XCeed, there

will also be a range of cars

from both the Niro and Ceed

family, including the All-New

e-Niro and All-New ProCeed.

In addition, those attending

will have the opportunity to

test drive the Kia Stinger and

Sportage. Through test driving

Kia models and speaking

with Kia’s Business Team, the

Fleet Roadshow is designed

to assist in changing the

perception of Kia’s brand within

the Fleet market.

Kia will be pulling out all

the stops, matching their fleet

with hand-picked five star

venues where they will be

hosting weekly VIP events for

key businesses in the local

area. The events will take

place in five locations including

Prestwold Hall (Loughborough),

Ellenborough Park

(Cheltenham), Beaverbrook

Hotel (Leatherhead),

Oddfellows on the Park

(Cheadle) and Crossbasket

Castle (Glasgow). For those

unable to attend the Fleet

Roadshow event, Kia product

experts will be visiting fleet

businesses in each region

where they will deliver

presentations, expert advice

and the chance to test drive

the models.

John Hargreaves, General

Manager of Fleet and

Remarketing at Kia Motors

(UK) commented: “We are

very much looking forward

to our upcoming Fleet

Roadshow as it will be a

fantastic chance for us to liaise

with fleet businesses, while

simultaneously providing them

with the invaluable expertise of

our product experts. There is a

wide range of Kia models on

offer this year, particularly with

the launch of the All-New Kia

XCeed, which is sure to be a

hit with businesses.”

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Drive Worry Free for 3 years

Kia’s ‘All-Inclusive Motability Package’ including

insurance, breakdown and servicing cover, adaptations

and annual road tax. Book a test drive today.

‘Search Kia Motability Exeter’

Kia Exeter

Marsh Kia, Hennock Rd E, Exeter EX2 8NP

Tel: 01392 477377 • exeterkia.co.uk

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Multiple wins for Kia in the ‘Driver

Power 2019’ survey

Following the results for

the Auto Express Driver

Power 2019 survey, Kia

Motors (UK) Limited has

received a range of accolades.

Kia is now ranked fifth within

‘Best Car Dealers’, seeing

an improvement from the

previous year’s seventh place.

Alongside this, seven Kia

models have been recognised

within ‘Best Cars 2019’ and

‘Top 50 Deals’. Kia itself was

ranked as the 3rd best brand.

As a part of the ‘Driver

Power 2019’ survey, Auto

Express asked consumers

to rate 31 franchised dealer

networks on a range of

criteria such as dealer facilities

and standard of work. Of

the 31 dealer networks,

Kia was placed fifth with an

87.10 per cent rating. Kia

scored particularly high in

both ‘Value for Money’ and

‘Communication’, which was

commended by Auto Express:

‘No other brand’s dealers

offer better value for money

than these, and that’s backed

up by a strong score for staff

communication.’

Within ‘Best Cars 2019’,

based on ownership

experience, Kia received a

triple win for the Picanto,

Sorento and Rio, all placing

first within their respective

categories. The Kia Picanto

was awarded ‘Best City Car’

due to its impressive high

quality interior and good

reliability. On top of this, the

Picanto was commended

for its low servicing cost and

overall build quality. For ‘Best

Large SUV’, the Kia Sorento

has come top beating all other

competitors and was highly

rated for practicality. The

combination of interior style

and an array of technological

features in the Sorento

impressed owners. Finally,

the title ‘Best Supermini’

was awarded to the Kia Rio,

whose running costs and fuel

efficiency were particularly

impressive. Owners reported

that for the Rio, ‘strong

reliability went hand-in-hand

with high levels of build

quality.’

Models ranked highly

within ‘Top 50 Deals’ included

the Kia Picanto, Stonic,

Ceed, Rio, Niro, Sportage

and Sorento. The Kia Sorento

placed fourth overall and

the Kia Niro Hybrid was also

placed within the top ten,

both models having attractive

dealer finance deals and a

high level of specification,

making them a popular choice.

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Worry-free motoring from

Nil Advance Payment.

From city cars to SUVs, our wide range of Kia vehicles

available on the Motability scheme means we have

something for everyone. Plus, our specialist Motability

adaptations can ensure your shiny new Kia vehicle is

suited to meet your personal requirements.

Picanto

Nil Advance Payment on all models.

The small and compact Picanto is the perfect

city car. It’s surprisingly practical for its size

with a great range of technology too.

Rio

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

This compact hatchback has plenty of head

and leg room in the front with great storage

for drinks and your smartphone, and a

surprisingly spacious boot.

Venga

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

A spacious hatchback, with enough room

for an active lifestyle. Also benefit from

a great range of driver assistance features.

All-New Ceed

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

This family hatchback is highly practical and

economical, as well as being incredibly stylish

with plenty of state-of-the-art driver assistance

technology on board.

All-New Ceed SW

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

The estate version of the Ceed - perfect if

you need extra boot space, which comprises a

whopping 600 litres of storage.

Proceed

From £1,549 Advance Payment.

Boasting a stunning shooting brake body

with plenty of space and flexibility inside, this

sophisticated family car can accommodate four

adults comfortably.

Optima

From £1,049 Advance Payment.

This stylish saloon car offers a generous

amount of space inside & high levels of comfort

for the family to enjoy. Estate version also

available from £1,499 advance payment.

All-New Sportage

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

This popular SUV provides a premium quality

interior with a great range of driver assistance

technology, as well as tonnes of space inside

and in the boot.

Stonic

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

This compact small crossover SUV combines

practicality, style and versatility, ensuring an

all-round great choice of car.

Your Kia Motability package includes: Insurance • Servicing and maintenance • Replacement tyres • Annual car tax

• Windscreen replacement • Many adaptations at no extra cost • 60,000 mileage allowance over 3 year lease

All our sales executives are trained and accredited by Motability Operations –

give them a call today to discuss your requirements.

YEAR WARRANTY

QUALITY REDEFINED

Ken Brown (Harlow)

Ken Brown (Stevenage)

44 - 46 Potter Street, Harlow CM17 9AQ Shephall Way, Stevenage SG2 9RW

01279 453334 01438 902483

www.kenbrownmotors.co.uk

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For information on the scheme, including full terms & conditions, please go to www.motability.co.uk


Which Wheelchair Accessible

Vehicle (WAV) is right for you?

There are over 600

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

(or WAVs for short) available to

lease through the Motability

Scheme, so there’s a lot of

choice for those people looking

for a vehicle that they can use

with their wheelchair. But with

so much variety, how do you

choose which WAV is right

for you? In this article, we

are going to try and help you

answer that question by having

a closer look at the different

types of vehicles on offer.

When you are choosing

a new WAV, it is essential

to consider several factors:

who will be travelling in the

WAV, the size and weight of

the wheelchair that will be

used with it and additional

equipment or needs

passengers and drivers may

have. These are all factors

that will point you in the right

direction for your new WAV.

From here, there are other

matters to think about, such

as the size, how you will get

in and out of the vehicle, the

type of fuel you would like and

the type of transmission that

suits you best. How the vehicle

drives and is operated will be

defined by these characteristics

and the decisions you make.

WAV sizes

WAVs come in a variety of

sizes, starting in the small

class, with cars like the Citroen

Berlingo or Volkswagen Caddy.

These vehicles are better for

lighter loads and often have

tighter points of entry. This

makes them the preferred

choice for users with light

wheelchairs who don’t need

to carry too many items with

them. It is worth remembering

that small WAVs aren’t available

with powered lifts and only use

ramps.

From here, the size

increases to the medium

category, which is broken up

into two parts: medium-small

and medium-large. Examples

of cars in this category are the

Ford Grand Tourneo Connect

and Volkswagen Caddy Maxi

Life—longer wheelbase

variants of the Ford Tourneo

Connect and Volkswagen

Caddy. They are medium-small

and both feature a greater

level of interior space, making

it ideal for WAV users who

need to carry more items or

passengers. A medium-large

WAV is the smallest size you

need in order to opt for a

powered lift instead of a ramp.

Large WAVs, like the

Renault Master and Peugeot

Boxer, all come with lift access

mechanisms. These are the

best choice for users with

heavier chairs who require

more space and larger points

of entry. Speaking of entry

points, in the large WAVs,

passengers with wheelchairs

always access the car from the

rear, whereas in the medium

and small vehicles, access

points from the side may be

available in some models.

Fuel types

Much of the time, your fuel

type is down to personal

preference. Diesel engines are

often more economical and

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are better for moving heavier

weights, so you will find these

engines are the only options

in larger WAVs. But smaller

vehicles may come with petrol

engines, which are often

preferable for people covering a

lower number of miles.

There is also one electricpowered

WAV available with

the Motability Scheme, the

Nissan NV200. Electric power

is hushed and always feels

quicker than you think it will,

thanks to the instant pulling

power delivered. It is better

for users who travel short

distances in cities. Sometimes,

these vehicles can take a little

time to get used to and often

come with a higher Advance

Payment than other fuel types

due to their higher cost as a

base vehicle.

Transmissions

Like fuel choices, gearboxes

can be a matter of personal

preference, but many motorists

find modern automatic units

to be the most comfortable

and relaxing way of driving.

Automatics are often more

expensive than a manual

gearbox and sometimes they

can hesitate slightly while they

calculate how to deploy the

engine power. This is a reason

why some drivers still prefer

a manual, where they can feel

and adjust to a vehicle a little

more.

Test drive

When you are looking for

your next new car, whether

it is a WAV or otherwise, it is

always vital to take a test drive.

Indeed, Motability Operations’

WAV and Adaptations Account

Manager, Graham Lloyd, says

that a planned test drive route

is best.

He explained: “Try and

emulate a journey you already

know well—to the shops,

the GP surgery or school run,

taking in a variety of road

surfaces and speed limits so

that you can get a real idea of

how it will feel to live day to

day with a WAV.”

“If possible, include

roundabouts and any hills

you may usually pass over so

that the wheelchair user can

understand whether small

changes, such as a rise in their

centre of gravity, will still be

comfortable.”

Graham added: “Travelling

in a wheelchair in a car is very

different to a standard car seat,

so it is a good chance to get

as much appreciation of that

as possible before making the

decision to change.”

Find your next WAV

You can see the full line-up of

WAVs and other cars available

on the Motability Scheme by

checking out our car search

tool.

The Motability Scheme

allows you to swap all or part

of your mobility allowance

for leasing a car, scooter or

powered wheelchair. For more

information about joining

the Scheme, please use our

eligibility checker and request a

free information pack.

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One Big Day – Royal Highland

Centre, Edinburgh

Saturday 21 September

2019 - 9am to 4pm

One Big Day at the Royal

Highland Centre provides the

perfect opportunity to discover

everything you need to know

about worry-free motoring

with the Motability Scheme.

There will be a huge

Event guide

Saturday 21 September 2019

Royal Highland Centre,

Edinburgh

A guide to today’s event with a map and a full

list of cars on display and available to test drive.

We’re here all day - 9am to 4pm

range of cars, adaptations,

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

(WAVs), scooters and powered

wheelchairs on display and

what’s more, admission is free!

Visiting One Big Day

Edinburgh

One Big Day Edinburgh brings

together everything available

on the Motability Scheme to

make joining the Scheme as

easy as possible. It’s free to

attend and a great day out for

the whole family. There will be:

• Over 100 cars, Wheelchair

Accessible Vehicles (WAVs),

adaptations, scooters

and powered wheelchairs

on display

• The opportunity to test

drive adapted and nonadapted

cars

• Motability Scheme advisors

available to chat to

• Free parking, free tea, coffee

or soft drink

• A children’s play area

including a bouncy castle

and more...

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YOUR LOCAL FORD

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Winners of thirteen prestigious Customer Satisfaction awards from Ford Motor Company

and we are proud to be national award winners for customer care.

As a family owned company our values and culture of service are based on your personal

needs, and we have had thousands of repeat customers all happy to recommend our services.

Contact one of our Motability specialists

for more information

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FordStore

281 Penarth Road, CARDIFF CF11 8YZ

02920 223100

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10 things to help you decide if the

Motability Scheme is right for you

When you join the Motability Scheme you get more than just a car, Wheelchair

Accessible Vehicle (WAV), scooter or powered wheelchair of your choice, you also get

to enjoy all the freedom that comes with a truly worry-free lease.

We know that getting a new car is a big decision, which is why we’ve highlighted

a few things that people often want to talk to us about before deciding if the Scheme is

for them. Have a read through and you may well find answers to questions that have

been on your mind too!

1. How does the

Motability Scheme

work?

The purpose of the Scheme

is to provide the simplest,

most affordable way to run a

brand new car. There’s no credit

checks or lengthy forms to fill

out. You just exchange your

mobility allowance to lease the

car that suits your needs best.

Everyday running costs such

as insurance for up to three

named drivers, servicing and

maintenance and breakdown

recovery are all included in the

weekly price. So, you just need

to pay for fuel and off you go.

2. Can I get a car on

the Scheme if I don’t

drive?

Yes, you don’t have to be

able to drive to get a car on

the Scheme. Lots of our

customers don’t drive. That’s

why the insurance with your

lease is for up to three named

drivers. So your car could be

driven by a family member,

friend or carer, it doesn’t have

to be you. Also, you may

like to know, you can lease a

Motability Scheme car as a

learner driver, so long as you

have a provisional licence and

are listed as a permitted driver

on the Certificate of Motor

Insurance. You must also be

accompanied by a driver who

is over 21 and has held their

licence for at least three years.

They should also be named

on your Certificate of Motor

Insurance in case they need

to take control of the car

themselves.

3. What if I’m family, a

friend or a carer?

We want the Motability

Scheme to be as convenient

as possible for our customers

and the people who support

them. That’s one of the reasons

we include insurance for up

to three named drivers on the

lease. Also, if it’s easier for

the customer, they can

nominate you to speak to us

about the lease agreement

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on their behalf.

If you are not the disabled

person, but are acting on their

behalf as an appointee or

nominee, then you may find

this information useful.

4. How do I know if I

am eligible for the

Scheme?

Simple, you’re eligible if

you currently receive any of

these allowances and have

12 months remaining on your

award:

• Higher Rate Mobility

Component of the Disability

Living Allowance (DLA)

• Enhanced Rate of the

Mobility Component of

Personal Independence

Payment (PIP)

• War Pensioners’ Mobility

Supplement (WPMS)

• Armed Forces

Independence Payment

(AFIP)

5. What about PIP

reassessments?

If you’re currently in

receipt of the Disability Living

Allowance (DLA) and are

invited for a reassessment,

as long as you’re successful

in your application for the

Enhanced Rate of the Mobility

Component of Personal

Independence Payment (PIP),

you will still be eligible to join

the Motability Scheme. If you

became a customer, then lost

your allowance, we would offer

you the chance to buy the car,

or you could return it with no

further payments to make. If

that’s the case, you may also

be entitled to a £250 Return to

Dealer payment.

6. How much will a

new car cost me

a week?

Our choice of over 2,000

vehicles is split into the three

price band options below. You

can pick from the one that fits

your budget the best:

• Cars that cost less than your

weekly mobility allowance,

so you keep the difference.

• Cars that cost exactly the

same as your allowance.

• Cars that cost the same as

your allowance, plus a oneoff

Advance Payment.

Remember, whatever

car you choose, insurance,

servicing, repairs and

breakdown recovery, are all

included in the weekly price.

7. What if I need

adaptations?

If you require adaptations to

help make driving, or travelling,

easier or more comfortable,

you’ll be pleased to know that

many of the most popular ones

are available at no additional

cost when fitted at the start of

your lease.

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Adaptations generally fall

into three categories:

• Driving adaptations to

help improve your driving

experience

• Stowage adaptations

allowing you to stow your

scooter or wheelchair

• Access adaptations which

help you get in and out of

the car

8. Can I trade in my

old car against a

new one?

You can trade in your

privately owned car at most

Motability Scheme dealerships.

This could help finance an

Advance Payment or optional

extras for your new car.

And remember, a Motability

Scheme car is brand new

and your lease includes all

the maintenance you’ll need

to keep your vehicle running

smoothly. So that means none

of the unexpected repair bills,

often associated with running

an older car.

9. Will I definitely be

able to get the car I

need?

The Motability Scheme

stays right up-to-date with

the latest car models

from most of the leading

manufacturers. So yes, the

likelihood is that the car you

want will be available. All we

would say is, before setting

your heart on a particular

car, visit a dealership or two

and speak to their Motability

specialist for expert advice.

They may recommend other

cars to test drive, so you can

compare them to the one you

were thinking of.

Finding the right new

car starts with having the

best possible choice of

manufacturers and their latest

models – and that’s what

you’ll find on our Car Search

tool. And whether you’re

looking for a low emission

hatchback, or a bigger family

vehicle, our easy online ‘Car

Search’ makes getting to what

you want easy.

10. How do I apply?

It’s simple- search through

our range of vehicles to see

what’s available, then visit

a dealership to speak to a

Motability specialist and

arrange a test drive. When

you’ve decided on the car, the

dealer you choose will help

complete your order for you at

the dealership.

Want to know more?

Remember, we’re here to

help however we can, so if

there are other things that you

would like to talk to us about,

just call when you are ready.

Or you can request a call back

at a time that’s convenient for

you. You can reach one of the

team on 0800 694 9000.

Once you have an idea

of the car makes you’re

interested in, you can search

for dealerships near you online.

Choose from almost 5,000

dealerships across the UK,

each with Motability Scheme

specialists on hand to give you

expert help and advice, and

arrange a test drive.

If you would like to talk to

a trained Motability Scheme

specialist for expert advice,

you can search for your local

dealership now.

If you’d like to know more

about the Scheme, request a

free information pack and we’ll

send you all the information

that you need.

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Everything you need to know

about named drivers on the

Motability Scheme

Your Motability Scheme

lease includes insurance for up

to three named drivers, so if

you don’t want to or aren’t able

to drive yourself, your car can

be driven by a family member,

friend or carer. We often get

queries from customers during

their lease about who can

drive their car, so here are the

answers to some of the most

commonly asked questions.

Can I change a driver

during my lease?

If you wish to add or change

a driver during your lease, you

can call RSA Motability (RSAM)

on 0300 037 3737 and they’ll

make the changes for you.

Only the customer or their

nominee can request a change

of driver. RSAM will need to

speak to your proposed named

driver to confirm they will drive

your car in accordance with

Scheme guidelines, and to take

them through a fair processing

declaration form in order for us

to check their licence with the

DVLA, so they must be with

you when you call.

What happens if my

named driver can no

longer drive?

If your current named driver

is no longer able to drive, it’s

worth seeing if there is anyone

else that can drive your car

before considering cancelling

your lease agreement. If a

named driver is convicted of

a motoring offence during

the agreement, you must tell

RSAM immediately to make

sure you are still covered. You

should also let the DVLA know

about any change in your or

your driver’s mobility or health

which might make driving

unsafe. If your GP has passed

you to drive and the DVLA are

aware of these changes you do

not need to contact us.

Can I add a third

driver to my lease?

If you would like to

nominate a third driver during

your lease you should contact

RSAM to arrange this. As with

changing a driver, only the

customer or their nominee

can request to add a driver

and RSAM will need to speak

to the proposed named driver

when you call.

Can I add temporary

driver to my lease?

From time to time, you may

require a temporary driver,

for example, when you go on

holiday or relatives come to

visit. You can add a temporary

driver, however, please note

that if you already have three

drivers on your insurance policy

you would need to swap out

one of your existing drivers to

accommodate this.

A temporary driver can be

added onto your lease for up

to 30 days at a time and must

always abide by the Scheme

rules and use the car for your

benefit. If you rely on this driver

multiple times throughout the

year, they must be included

on your Certificate of Motor

Insurance as a permanent

driver. Please remember that

temporary driver additions

cannot be used as a substitute

for a permanent driver. You

can contact RSAM for more

information.

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Blue badge scheme now open to

people with invisible disabilities

The Department for

Transport recently announced

new guidelines for qualifying

for a Blue Badge meaning

people with invisible disabilities

could be eligible. Learn

more about the Department

of Transport decision and

what it could mean for you

in this article by the Press

Association.

People with invisible

disabilities can now apply

to use blue badge parking

permits, the government has

announced.

The Department for

Transport (DfT) issued the

new guidance in June 2019,

advising that those with

conditions such as dementia

or anxiety disorders could be

eligible for the scheme, which

allows people to park closer to

their destination.

But despite the new criteria,

local authorities will still have

the final say on who does and

does not qualify.

There are about 2.35 million

holders of the blue badge in

the UK at present. The DfT

could not estimate how many

more people would qualify

after the extension of the rules.

The transport secretary,

Chris Grayling, said: “As a

society, we don’t do enough for

people with hidden disabilities.

I hope this change to blue

badge guidance will make

a real difference to people’s

lives.”

Justin Tomlinson, the

minister for disabled people,

said: “Extending the blue

badge scheme is a watershed

moment in ensuring those with

hidden disabilities are able to

travel with greater ease and

live more independent lives.”

The DfT is also launching a

review into blue badge fraud

after the Local Government

Association estimated that

theft of the parking permits

rose by 45% in 2018, a six-fold

increase since 2013.

More than 1,200 people

faced legal action for misusing

the blue badge in 2017-18;

however, only 40% of local

authorities in England did not

have a policy on prosecutions.

The LGA said: “Despite

limited resources, councils

are trying to crack down

on dishonest motorists by

prosecuting offenders and

seizing blue badges suspected

of being used illegally, so it is

good that the government has

listened to our concerns and

has committed to a review

which will support councils in

tackling fraudulent use.

“People can help councils

win the fight against blue

badge fraud, by tipping us off

about people they suspect are

illegally using a badge, bearing

in mind this new eligibility and

that people’s need for a badge

might not be obvious.”

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World premiere of all-new i10 N Line

at 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show

Following the recent

unveiling of the All-New i10,

Hyundai Motor has announced

it is to further enhance its N

Line portfolio with the All-New

i10 N Line, which makes its

debut at the 2019 Frankfurt

Motor Show (IAA). The new

model combines the dynamic

design, comprehensive

connectivity and advanced

safety of the All-New i10 with

the sportiness and attitude of

N Line. The All-New i10 N Line

will be available in Europe in

summer 2020.

The All-New i10 N Line

becomes the fourth Hyundai

model to be equipped with its

dynamic trim level. It follows

on from the successful N

Line launch in 2018 with

the i30, followed by the i30

Fastback and, earlier this year,

the Tucson. Hyundai’s latest

model is complemented by an

exclusive 1.0 T-GDi engine for

increased driving performance.

“Taking inspiration from our

high-performance sub-brand

Hyundai N, the i10 N Line

features an even more dynamic

look,” says Andreas-Christoph

Hofmann, Vice President

Marketing and Product at

Hyundai Motor Europe. “In the

past year, N Line has become

an important component of

our model strategy and we

are excited to introduce the

N Line character to our i10

customers.”

A dynamic and sporty

exterior design

Like the All-New i10, the

All-New i10 N Line’s dynamic

and sleek design offers a

contrast between its soft

surfaces and sharp lines. Its

exterior design enhancements

include redesigned bumpers

and grille, giving it a dynamic

look reminiscent of the original

i30 N. The exclusive 16-

inch alloy wheels

and the LED

Daytime

running lights illustrate the

distinctive design of the All-

New i10 N Line and emphasise

the car’s sporty attitude.

The All-New i10 N Line’s

other exclusive design

features include the N Line

emblem, i10 sign in red font,

as well as a skid plate and

diffuser. Customers can also

choose from a total of 6

exterior colours which can be

combined with a two tone roof.

Interior details inspired by

motorsport

Inside, the car nods to the

design of race car interiors.

It achieves this thanks to the

N-branded steering wheel

and gear shift lever, as well as

red air vent rings and metal

pedals. Meanwhile, the sporty

seats offer more support for

performance-oriented driving

precision.

Like the standard i10, it

offers a youthful style and

practical solutions without

compromising comfort.

An exclusive 1.0 T-GDi

engine for fun driving

performance

The All-New i10 N Line

offers an exclusive 1.0-litre

T-GDi 3-cylinder with 100 PS

and 172 Nm torque. This is in

addition to the 1.2-litre MPi

4-cylinder with 84 PS and

118 Nm torque. Both engines

are available with a five-gear

manual transmission.

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All-new Hyundai i10

making a big statement

in the A-segment

Hyundai Motor has unveiled the All-New i10 ahead of its

launch at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show

(IAA). The newest model in the company’s i-range features

a new dynamic design, as well as a comprehensive

connectivity and advanced safety package.

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Since its introduction in

2008, the i10 has been a

success story for Hyundai

in Europe. Like the previous

generation of the model,

the All-New i10 is designed,

developed and made in

Europe. Its exterior body

reflects its young spirit while

ensuring uncompromised

accessibility and comfort to

support its diversified users

in their everyday activities. In

combination with one of the

most comprehensive safety

equipment offers in its class,

the All-New Hyundai i10 offers

the complete package.

“The i10 has consistently

been one of our sales drivers

and the historic base of growth

for Hyundai in Europe, and

we stay committed to our

customers looking for an

A-segment car by introducing

this all-new model,” says

Andreas-Christoph Hofmann,

Vice President Marketing and

Product at Hyundai Motor

Europe HQ. “The All-New

Hyundai i10 is the latest

example of our democratisation

of new technologies for our

customers. We are launching

it with the tagline “Go Big.”

to emphasise the feeling that

customers will get from this

uncompromised city car – it

might seem like a small car, but

it makes a big statement!”

A dynamic and stylish

exterior design

The All-New i10’s dynamic

and sleek design offers a

contrast between its soft

surfaces and sharp lines.

Compared to its predecessor,

the All-New i10 has enhanced

proportions. Its visual stance

is improved by its lowered roof

(20 mm) and its wider body (20

mm). These enhancements can

be complemented by newlydesigned

optional 16-inch

alloy wheels, resulting in an

energetic and agile look.

The All-New i10 has a

young and dynamic design

that stands out in the

A-segment. Its wide front grille

expresses a sporty character

and incorporates the round

LED Daytime Running Lights

showing a refined honeycomb

structure inside, thus

continuing this feature of the

i10’s heritage. At the rear, two

horizontal crease lines break

up the soft surfaces of the

boot and run into the taillight

graphics.

The All-New i10’s side view

is characterised by the clean,

smoothly muscled main body,

which has been shaped to

provide maximum inner space.

Unique triangular volumes

visually emphasise the width

of the car and highlight the

position of the wheels at the

four corners. The X-shaped

C-Pillar, visible from far away,

clearly identifies the car and

draws the eye to the pillarmounted

logo.

Customers can choose

from 10 exterior base colours,

including three new ones:

Dragon Red, Brass and Aqua

Turquoise. The other exterior

colour choices are Phantom

Black, Polar White, Star Dust,

Sleek Silver, Champion Blue,

Tomato Red and Slate Blue.

The option of a two-tone

roof – in either Black or Red –

further increases customers’

customisation options and

brings out the All-New i10’s

playful side. Overall, 22 exterior

colour combinations are

available.

“The design of the All-

New i10 combines opposing

elements of softness and

sharpness in both the interior

as well as the exterior,” says

Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer

at Hyundai Design Center

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Europe. “Our designers found

inspiration in the technical

clothes of athletes, which

contrast the natural shapes of

the human muscles with sharp

and technical graphics.”

The interior also features a

fully new design

The interior offers a youthful

impression through the overall

theme of the design of the All-

New i10 without compromising

usability. One of the important

elements of the interior is the

extra width created by the airvents

protruding the doortrim

to support the horizontality of

the architecture.

The large décor panel on

the dashboard, shows the

‘honeycomb’ 3D pattern that

is carried as well into the door

panels. This brings visual value

to the whole interior.

With the youthful style

and practical solutions of the

interior without compromising

comfort the much appreciated

larger segment character of

the previous generation is

continued. The doortrim is

designed to visually extend the

dashboard while also guiding

the eye towards the large

storage compartments in the

door. Additional to the glovebox

storage, the designers of the

All-New i10 integrated an extra

open storage compartment

above the glovebox on the

passenger side.

Four different interior

colour combinations offer

customers even more scope

for personalisation.

Roominess and convenience

The All-New i10 is available

as a four- or five-seater model.

Thanks to the increased

wheelbase the roominess

for the passengers has been

enhanced.

The All-New i10’s reduced

beltline at the front (-11mm)

and rear of the vehicle (-13mm)

provides drivers with a better

view of the road on both

sides, as well as a sleeker

design. In combination with

less C-pillar obscuration, now

11.9º and down from 13.1º,

drivers have better visibility

when performing parking

manoeuvers.

With a volume of 252

litres, its versatile luggage

space is among the best in

the segment. Meanwhile, the

lift-in height is -29mm lower,

making it easier for drivers to

load luggage into the trunk. The

two-stage luggage board and

one-hand folding rear seats are

additional features adding on to

the model’s convenience.

The All-New i10 is available

with a rear-view camera,

which is designed to assist

drivers while parking. When

reverse is selected, drivers

can see where they are going

on the screen in the centre

dashboard.

Class-leading connectivity

The All-New i10 also

features a range of new

connectivity features, making

it a leader in its class. All of the

advanced technology functions

are integrated into the eightinch

colour touchscreen, which

is the largest in the A-segment.

Apple CarPlay and Android

Auto guarantee seamless

integration, safe operation and

mirrored functionality of mobile

devices that are based on

the iOS or Android operating

systems. Wireless charging

means drivers never have to

worry that their smartphone’s

battery will run out on a long

journey.

Hyundai is making its

Connected Car platform

available as an option for

All-New i10 customers.

With connectivity playing

an essential part in modern

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mobility, the company’s fullfeatured

Bluelink telematics

provides significant benefits

to drivers regarding safety

and security, control and

connectivity via an app. It

allows users to search for

points of interest (POI) and

send the search results directly

to the car’s satellite navigation,

which means it is set up even

before they get into the car.

Other features include ‘Find

My Car’, which allows drivers

to locate their vehicle easily in

an unfamiliar setting, as well as

parking space and fuel station

search, which offer live prices

and availability.

Customers who choose

navigation receive a

subscription to Hyundai LIVE

Services, which offer real-time

traffic and weather conditions

as well as the position of speed

cameras in countries where

this is permitted by law.

A comprehensive safety

package

The All-New i10 has one

of the most comprehensive

safety packages in its class

and is equipped with the latest

Hyundai SmartSense active

safety and driving assistance

features to comply with the

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highest European safety

standards.

Forward Collision-Avoidance

Assist (FCA) utilises a multifunction

camera to detect not

just cars, but also pedestrians

in front of the vehicle.

Meanwhile, High Beam

Assist (HBA) is designed to

automatically switch between

high and low beams and

provides an optimal illumination

of the road ahead to help

drivers detect lights from

oncoming vehicles at night.

Other safety features

available in the All-New

i10 include the Lane Keep

Assist System (LKAS), Driver

Attention Warning (DAW) and

the Intelligent Speed Limit

Warning (ISLW).

Fun driving performance and

eco-friendly powertrains

The All-New i10 will be

available at launch with

two engines: a 1.0-litre MPi

3-cylinder with 67 PS and 96

Nm torque, as well as a

1.2-litre MPi 4-cylinder with

84 PS and 118 Nm torque.

Both engines are available

with two transmission

choices, which consist of a

five-gear manual transmission

and a five-gear automated

manual transmission (AMT).

Compared to a traditional

automatic transmission, the

AMT increases efficiency

thanks to its lighter weight

and reduced friction.

The Idle Stop and Go

(ISG) is a standard feature

for all powertrains, which

contributes to lower fuel

consumption, lower CO2

emissions and higher

efficiency. The fuel savings of

using the ISG are especially

apparent when driving in

urban areas, as the ISG

automatically switches off the

engine when the car comes

to a halt. In order to further

enhance aerodynamics the

drag coefficient of the car was

lowered from 0.32 to 0.31.

The All-New i10 is also

available with an ECO Pack,

which includes an adjusted

gear ratio, four seats and

14-inch wheels for optimised

efficiency.

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Hyundai Motor UK announces new

IONIQ pricing and specifications

Hyundai Motor UK has

officially announced the pricing

and specification changes for

the New IONIQ range, which

will be in showrooms from the

5th September.

Since its launch in October

2016, the IONIQ range has

been at the forefront of

demonstrating Hyundai’s

commitment to lowering

vehicle emissions. Alongside

the Kona Electric, New Kona

Hybrid, Nexo and a range of

48V hybrid combustion engine

systems, the New IONIQ

range further expands the

brands range of affordable

and advanced eco-friendly

vehicles that also deliver smart

connectivity and stylish design.

New IONIQ models receive

refreshed exterior designs

including redesigned grilles.

The Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid

models now sport a mesh

radiator grille with three

dimensional cells, whilst the

Electric models now feature

a redesigned grille with active

air flaps to assist in powertrain

cooling. All models have

new front and rear bumpers,

headlamps and tail lamps,

whilst interior changes to New

IONIQ include a comprehensive

redesign of the dashboard

with upgraded materials and

finishes, updated instrument

cluster, cabin mood lighting and

all new touch type temperature

and multimedia controls.

A new 10.25” widescreen

navigation system is available

on all Premium, Premium SE

models across the range and on

the limited edition 1st Edition

Hybrid model.

As well as refreshed design,

technical enhancements are

also seen throughout the range.

New IONIQ Electric receives a

larger battery which increases

in size from 28kWh to 38.3kWh

and a more powerful motor

rising from 88kW to 100kW for

improved efficiency. In addition,

New IONIQ Electric also

receives driver controlled fully

adjustable regenerative braking

with 1 pedal driving functionality

and smart regenerative braking.

This automatically regulates

the regenerative braking power

depending on road inclination

and forward momentum to

ensure the smoothest driving

experience whilst maximising

efficiency and range. The New

IONIQ Electric’s larger battery

will recharge from flat to 100%

charge in 6 hours 5 minutes

on a 7kW charger, whilst 80%

charge can be achieved on a

50kW within 57 minutes and

will provide a range of up to

184 miles.

Whilst the electrified 1.6

GDi, 6 speed DCT powertrains

for New IONIQ Hybrid and

New IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid are

carried over from the previous

models, both vehicles now

benefit from driver controlled

regenerative braking, adding

additional control and furthering

zero emission driving capability.

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The New IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid’s

8.9kWh battery will recharge

from flat to 100% within 2

hours 15 from a 7kW charge

point and provides an electric

only driving range of up to

30 miles.

Connectivity features

heavily on New IONIQ, with

all Premium and Premium SE

specification models receiving

a 10.25” widescreen navigation

system which features

Bluelink® telematics. Bluelink®

is Hyundai’s smartphone appbased

connected car service

that enables drivers to carry

out a number of different

functions whilst away from

their vehicles. Depending on

powertrain type, this system

includes remote start, the ability

to activate and adjust climate

control when connected to a

vehicle charger, to unlock the

car doors remotely by entering

the Bluelink® User PIN and to

locate the vehicle. In addition

to the driver convenience

features, Bluelink® also serves

as a convenient diagnostic tool

which will notify the driver of

any vehicle maintenance issues

that require attention.

New IONIQ Hybrid and

Plug-in Hybrid models fitted

with the widescreen 10.25”

touch screen navigation system

also receive the Eco Driving

Assistant System (ECO-DAS).

ECO-DAS analyses road and

route information from the

navigation system to notify

the driver in advance that

deceleration is expected,

reducing fuel consumption,

minimising brake usage and

providing a more efficient

driving experience. ECO-DAS

also includes predictive energy

management, using gradient

data from the navigation

system to assist the control

and operation of the battery,

motor and Atkinson Cycle

combustion engine. When

ECO-DAS predicts an upcoming

incline, the combustion engine

is used to pre-charge the

battery, which in turn provides

the combustion engine with

an increased assistance when

the vehicle starts to climb,

increasing powertrain efficiency.

In contrast, when ECO-DAS

detects an upcoming descent,

the battery will automatically

increase its assistance, or take

over from the combustion

engine until the descent is

reached, at which point ECO-

DAS will automatically use

regenerative braking to reclaim

any stored charge used,

minimising fuel consumption

and maximising the potential

of the electrified powertrain

system.

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New IONIQ models also

benefit from the introduction of

eCall, which can automatically

dial emergency services in the

event of a serious accident,

shortening response times

and improving post-accident

protection. When eCall is

activated, either manually

by the vehicle occupants or

automatically if the airbags have

been triggered, it connects to a

dedicated call centre using both

a telephone and data link. The

voice link allows the emergency

services to communicate with

the vehicle occupants and at

the same time, a minimum

set of data is automatically

transmitted, including location,

the time of the accident, the

vehicle’s identification number

and also direction of travel,

allowing the emergency

services to assess and

manage the situation before

their onsite arrival.

Starting from £22,795, the

New IONIQ Hybrid SE Connect

offers customers 15” alloy

wheels with aerodynamic

wheel covers, LED daytime

running lamps, automatic

headlamps with High Beam

Assist, rear parking sensors

with guidance system, cruise

control, leather wrapped

steering wheel and cloth seats

with an electric lumbar support

adjustment for the driver. A

standard 8” touchscreen media

centre with subscription free

Apple Car Play and Android

Auto also features a rear

view monitor, which the driver

can select to view as the

vehicle is in motion. Safety

features include Autonomous

Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane

Departure Warning System with

Lane Keep Assist (LKAS), Driver

Attention Alert (DAA) and eCall.

The New IONIQ Hybrid

Premium is priced from

£24,695 and builds on the

SE Connect spec with the

addition of 15” alloys which

are bespoke for the trim, LED

headlamps, keyless entry with

stop/start button, a chrome

window surround, heated

front seats, automatically

dimming rear view mirror and

chrome effect interior door

handles. The Premium trim is

the first trim level to include

the new widescreen 10.25”

touchscreen with navigation

and Bluelink® telematics, as

well as subscription free Apple

Car Play and Android Auto

and a wireless charging pad for

compatible devices as standard.

From £26,995, the New

IONIQ Hybrid Premium

SE offers top of the range

specification which offers 17”

alloy wheels, chrome exterior

door handles, rear privacy glass

and automatic windscreen

wipers. Interior specification

includes leather seat trim,

heated and ventilated front

seats, an electric parking

brake, an electrically operated

driver’s seat with memory

function, heated rear outermost

seats and smart adaptive

cruise control with stop and

go function. Standard safety

equipment includes Blind Spot

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Assist (LFA) and Rear Cross

Traffic Alert (RCTA). Premium

SE specification also gives

customers the no cost option

of Shale Grey or Red Umber

interior trim colours and a cost

option sunroof.

An addition to the regular

line up, the limited edition New

IONIQ Hybrid 1st Edition is

priced from £24,955. Based on

the Premium specification trim,

the 1st Edition offers customers

the addition of key equipment

enhancements including 17”

alloy wheels, electric parking

brake and Lane Follow Assist

(LFA) from the Premium SE

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specification for only £260 more

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The New IONIQ Plug-in

Hybrid Premium starts from

£29,950 and includes 16” alloy

wheels, LED daytime running

lamps, LED headlamps with

High Beam Assist and dusk

sensor, rear parking sensors and

a chrome window surround.

Interior specification includes

the new widescreen 10.25”

touchscreen with navigation

and Bluelink® telematics, as

well as subscription free Apple

Car Play and Android Auto

and a wireless charging pad for

compatible devices, an electric

parking brake, climate control,

leather wrapped and heated

steering wheel, auto dimming

rear view mirror, keyless entry

with start/stop button, rear view

monitor and adaptive cruise

control with stop/go function.

Cloth seat trim features, with

heated front seats and an

electrically adjustable driver’s

seat lumbar support. Standard

safety features include

Autonomous Emergency

Braking, Driver Attention Alert

and eCall.

From £31,950, the

New IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid

Premium SE offers equipment

enhancements over the

Premium, with chrome exterior

door handles, privacy glass,

leather seat trim, heated and

ventilated front seats, an

electrically operated driver’s

seat with memory function,

heated rear outermost seats

and automatic windscreen

wipers. Additional standard

safety features include Blind

Spot Detection (BSD) and

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Premium SE specification also

gives customers the no cost

option of Shale Grey or Red

Umber interior trim colours and

a cost option sunroof.

The fully electrified New

IONIQ Electric Premium

starts at £29,450 after the

Plug In Car Grant (PICG) is

deducted. Premium trim offers

16” alloy wheels, automatic

LED headlamps with high

beam assist, LED daytime

running lamps and chrome

window surrounds. The

interior specification includes

the new widescreen 10.25”

touchscreen with navigation

and Bluelink® telematics, as

well as subscription free Apple

Car Play and Android Auto,

a wireless charging pad, a

leather wrapped and heated

steering wheel, cloth seat trim

with heated front seats, an

electrically adjustable driver’s

seat lumbar support, electric

parking brake, automatically

dimming rear view mirror and

climate control. Convenience

technology includes a rear

view monitor, smart adaptive

cruise control with stop/go

function, rear parking sensors

with guidance system and

keyless entry with start/stop

button. Safety features include

Autonomous Emergency

Braking (AEB), eCall and Driver

Attention Alert.

Completing the range, the

New IONIQ Electric Premium

SE is priced from £31,450

after PICG. Building on the

Premium trim level, the

Premium SE offers chrome

exterior door handles, privacy

glass, leather seat trim, heated

and ventilated front seats, an

electrically operated driver’s

seat with memory function,

heated rear outermost seats

and automatic windscreen

wipers. Additional standard

safety features include Blind

Spot Detection (BSD), Lane

Follow Assist (LFA) and Rear

Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Premium SE specification also

gives customers the no cost

option of Shale Grey or Electric

Shadow trim colours and a cost

option sunroof.

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The Hyundai Motability range,

available from nil advance payment

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combined with extremely competitive pricing to suit all budgets. We don’t just sell cars, we do everything

possible to get you driving your perfect car and our friendly staff will help you to choose the model that is right

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New Hyundai IONIQ maintains

five-star Euro NCAP crash

test rating

The New Hyundai IONIQ

has officially maintained its

maximum rating of five stars

from the independent Euro

NCAP for crash safety. The

IONIQ Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid

and Electric versions of the

New IONIQ all keep this

maximum score.

When it comes to the

protection of adults and young

occupants, pedestrians,

or to its supporting safety

systems, the New IONIQ sets

standards in all Euro NCAP

evaluation criteria – and not

only within its own class but

in comparison with more

expensive vehicles in larger

segments.

“This five-star award from

Euro NCAP shows that our

strategy of offering safety

features in smaller classes

and also in combination with

alternative drives is the correct

one. The New Hyundai IONIQ

is a very modern vehicle

concept that has everything

the customer needs,” says

Andreas-Christoph Hofmann,

Vice President Marketing

and Product Hyundai Motor

Europe HQ.

Standard and optional stateof-the-art

safety systems of

the New Hyundai IONIQ

The New IONIQ’s

passive safety is aided by its

lightweight yet stiff chassis

and body. High-strength steel

alloys ensure optimal highimpact

energy absorption

- these innovative steel alloys

accounting for 53 percent of

IONIQ’s overall structure. In

the event of an accident, a

total of seven airbags protect

the occupants inside, including

an additional knee airbag for

the driver.

But to help prevent

accidents from happening

in the first place, the New

IONIQ is equipped with

SmartSense safety systems,

including technologies that

actively anticipate potential

risk situations. The Forward

Collision-Avoidance Assist that

warns the driver in emergency

situations and brakes

automatically comes standard.

The system is activated when

another vehicle, a pedestrian

or – new to the redesigned

New IONIQ – cyclist appears

in front of the vehicle.

Standard equipment also

includes Lane Keeping Assist,

which keeps the IONIQ from

unintentionally crossing the

lane markings. Other safety

systems such as Blind-spot

Collision Warning and Rear

Cross-traffic Collision Warning

are available as options.

The New IONIQ Hybrid

and Plug-in are on sale now.

IONIQ Electric will follow in

September 2019.

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possible to get you driving your perfect car and our friendly staff will help you to choose the model that is right

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SEAT sales continue to grow

with an increase of more than

7% year-to-date

SEAT sales continued to

rise in August. The effect

of the WLTP procedure,

which led to a sharp rise in

registrations in Europe in

August 2018 and an overall

decrease in the market in the

same month this year, did not

hamper a new monthly record

for SEAT.

In August, company

deliveries amounted to

42,100 cars, which is 2%

more than in the same month

the previous year (41,200)

and 41.6% higher than the

figure recorded in August

2017 (29,700).

SEAT’s 2019 year-to-date

figure amounts to 411,600

vehicles delivered - 7.2%

higher than last year (January-

August 2018: 384,000). With

this result, the carmaker

broke the record posted in

the same period in 2018.

CUPRA* sales also

continued their upward trend

and rose by 70.6% from

January to August to a total of

17,100 vehicles. With just four

months left until the end of

the year, the new brand has

already greatly exceeded its

sales figure recorded for all of

2018 (14,400 units).

SEAT Vice-president for

Sales and Marketing and

CUPRA CEO Wayne Griffiths

underscored that, “the

August result continues

the performance we have

been setting in Europe in

2019: despite a difficult

environment, we are

increasing sales and gaining

market share throughout the

year. We trust our results will

continue to improve and we

will sustain this growth in the

remainder of the year.”

SEAT’s global sales rose

from January to August,

mainly driven by the results

in Germany, France and Italy.

Germany (94,800 vehicles;

+14.1%), Spain (80,000;

+1.2%) and the UK (46,800;

+3.5%) are still the leading

markets in terms of volume.

In Germany and the UK, SEAT

obtained the best historic

sales results up to August,

and in Spain it was the topselling

brand, widening

the gap compared to its

competitors. France and Italy

complete the list of top 5

markets, with an increase of

14.9% (24,800 vehicles) and

20.7% (18,400), respectively.

SEAT’s sustained doubledigit

growth in Switzerland

(8,800 cars; +10.9%), the

Netherlands (8,300 cars;

+31.2%), Sweden (6,300;

+21.8%) and Denmark (5.200;

+45.2%), and achieved

above market average

results in Austria (15,900;

+2.7%), Portugal (7,900;

+6.8%) and Ireland (3,900;

+9.7%). SEAT sales went up

in Mexico (16,500; +6.5%)

amidst a general decrease

in registrations, reaching the

highest volume ever from

January to August.

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Hybrid news in brief – Suzuki Ignis

In line with plans to further

reduce CO2 emissions

across its range of vehicles,

Suzuki GB PLC is pleased to

announce the introduction

of two further Hybrid

grades for the Ignis range.

Suzuki’s system is now

available across all manual

transmission 1.2-litre Dualjet

models which are SZ3, SZ-T,

SZ5 two-wheel drive and SZ5

ALLGRIP 4X4.

Suzuki is the pioneer of the

compact low cost 12V Hybrid

system which is ideally suited

to a small car; its components

add just 6.2kg to the overall

kerb weight of 865kg for the

SZ3 whilst reducing CO2

emissions by an average of

eight per cent.

The SHVS system (Smart

Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) is

a compact and lightweight

unit that incorporates an

Integrated Starter Generator

(known as ISG) which acts

as both a generator and

starter motor, the ISG is

belt driven and assists the

engine during vehicle take

off and acceleration and also

generates electricity through

regenerative braking.

The system also uses a

compact high performance

lithium-ion battery placed

under the front passenger

seat to store energy and

incorporates an idle stop

function operated via the

Integrated Start Generator.

This in turn helps all Ignis

manual two wheel drive

models attain CO2 emissions

of 98g/km (NEDC) and

achieve a combined fuel

consumption figure of

54.1mpg on the WLTP

combined cycle. The SZ5

ALLGRIP is only just behind

at 105g/km and 48.6mpg on

the combined cycle.

Ignis SZ3 and SZ-T Hybrid

models are currently available

with a £500 Customer saving

as well as low rate Personal

Contract purchase (PCP).

Taking the 1.2-litre SZ3

2WD model as an example

and driving 8,000 miles per

annum, a deposit of £1,516

is all that’s required followed

by 48 monthly payments

of £139 and a final optional

payment of £5,891 to keep

the car. Ignis SZ-T Hybrid is

available with an initial deposit

of £2,237 and just £10 per

month more over the same

duration.

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Volvo becomes first

car maker to offer

plug-in hybrid versions

of full model range...

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...with launch of

XC40 T5 Twin Engine

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Volvo reaches an

important milestone in its

industry-leading powertrain

electrification programme

with the debut of the new T5

Twin Engine hybrid system in

the multi-award-winning XC40

SUV. The introduction makes

Volvo the only manufacturer

to offer plug-in hybrid versions

across its entire product range,

while the XC40 T5 Twin Engine

is also the only plug-in hybrid

car in the premium compact

SUV segment.

Power and efficiency

The T5 Twin Engine marries

Volvo’s efficient new 1.5-litre

three-cylinder 180hp petrol

engine with an 82hp electric

motor in a hybrid system that

delivers 262hp, making it the

most powerful powertrain in

the XC40 range. This power

is balanced with strong

environmental credentials:

preliminary WLTP figures for

CO2 emissions are from just

38g/km (where 19-inch wheels

are specified), while combined

cycle fuel consumption

is expected to be up to

141.1mpg.

The compact, energydense

lithium-ion battery

has a capacity of 10.7kWh,

enabling exhaust emissionsfree

electric-only driving of up

to 28.6 miles (provisional data),

according to driving conditions

and battery charge levels.

The new T5 Twin Engine

joins two diesel and three

petrol powertrains in the XC40

range, with an all-electric

model joining the line-up

next year to provide a truly

comprehensive choice.

A first for the CMA platform

The T5 Twin Engine is not

only the first hybrid powertrain

in the XC40, it is also the

first to be engineered for use

in Volvo’s CMA (Compact

Modular Architecture) platform.

It is front-wheel drive, in

contrast to the established

T8 Twin Engine (390hp)

powertrain deployed in larger

models built on the SPA

(Scalable Product Architecture)

platform, which has all-wheeldrive

capability.

The powertrain’s efficiency

and performance are

supported by a new sevenspeed

twin-clutch automatic

transmission, featured for the

first time in a new-generation

Volvo model.

A tax-efficient choice

The emissions efficiency

of the T5 Twin Engine delivers

significant cost-of-ownership

benefits, including a benefitin-kind

tax rate for business/

company car drivers of just

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At Volvo Cars Cardiff we pride ourselves

on being first choice for Volvo Motability in

South Wales. We’re a family run business

with decades of experience in the motor

industry, and an expert understanding of

the Motability scheme.

Volvo Cars Cardiff has continued to provide outstanding

levels of service to customers in Cardiff, Newport and

the surrounding areas.

From the moment you step into the dealership we hope you will

be impressed with our bright, modern showroom which gives

you the chance to take a look at our wide range of the latest

Volvo models.

We offer a relaxed environment for you to enjoy a hot or cold

beverage whilst our motability specialist guides you though the

scheme and works with you to ensure you are selecting the

right vehicle for your needs.

Contact Luke Perry

Your Motability Specialist

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02920 644 300

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16%. For a 40% taxpayer,

this means a monthly tax

bill starting from £218 in the

current financial year, a base

figure that will fall to just £163

in the 2020/2021 tax year –

adding up to a saving of £660

per year.

The T5 Twin Engine is also

exempt from annual Vehicle

Excise Duty (road tax).

Ease of charging

XC40 T5 Twin Engine models

come with a recharging outlet

on the nearside front wing. A

4.5m cable with a three-pin

plug is provided as standard,

while a type 2/mode 3 fastcharge

cable is available as an

optional extra for £50.

Charging via the fast-charge

cable will completely recharge

the car’s high-voltage battery

in as little as 2.5 hours. Fully

charging via the three-pin plug

cable takes between 3.5 and

6 hours.

Every inch the modern Volvo

The XC40 epitomises the

qualities that have made Volvo

the UK’s fastest-growing

premium car brand. Displaying

cool, clean, contemporary

lines, it blends Scandinavian

style with all the desirability

and dynamism customers

seek from a compact SUV. An

impressive haul of industry

awards has been matched by

public enthusiasm for the car,

which has quickly become

the best seller in Volvo’s UK

range. Generous equipment

levels across the board

major on seamless on-board

connectivity, advanced comfort

and convenience features, and

cutting-edge safety aids.

Order books open now

The new powertrain is

available in higher-specification

versions of the XC40 –

R-Design, R-Design Pro,

Inscription and Inscription

Pro trim levels. On-the-road

prices are from £40,905 for the

R-Design. Volvo retailers are

taking customer orders now,

with the first cars scheduled

for UK delivery in February

2020.

Kristian Elvefors, Volvo

Car UK’s Managing Director,

said: “The introduction of the

T5 Twin Engine brings our

electrification programme

to the heart of our model

line-up, demonstrating our

commitment to giving all our

customers the best possible

choice when it comes to

powertrains that are both

better for the environment and

also practical for their lifestyles

and driving requirements.

The XC40 T5 Twin Engine is

the first plug-in hybrid car in

the premium compact SUV

segment, and its technology

brings real day-to-day cost

benefits in terms of tax and

fuel consumption.”

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Volvo XC40 crowned New Car of the

Year at Motor Trader 2019 Awards

The Volvo XC40 has claimed

yet another significant honour,

adding the New Car of the

Year title in the Motor Trader

2019 Awards to its impressive

collection. Its success confirms

its status as a game-changing

model in the fiercely competitive

premium compact SUV market,

more than a year on from its

UK debut.

Motor Trader’s judging panel

was full of praise, saying: “The

XC40 is a star turn. It shines on

all the crucial fronts: convenient

size, engaging driving dynamics,

impeccable safety credentials

and excellent build quality.

These combine to make it an

outstanding car.”

The XC40 was admired

for its restrained styling in

contrast to more “pumped-up”

SUVs, projecting a look that

is “more mannerly and less

confrontational”. The judges were

also impressed by the car’s

ride, handling, performance and

refinement, which help make

it an accomplished companion

over long distances. Further

appreciation was given to the

“cool Scandinavian interior” and

the impressive array of safety

features fitted to every version in

the range.

Kristian Elvefors, Managing

Director of Volvo Car UK, said:

“This latest award is a fantastic

result, especially because it

names the XC40 as the all-round

best new car on sale. The XC40

has enjoyed an exceptional

reception from the media and

public alike, and we will continue

to develop and improve its

qualities to ensure it remains

the car that sets the standard

in its class.”

The XC40 exemplifies

Volvo’s transformation of its

entire model range. It’s a car

that addresses all the priorities

of today’s premium-market

customers in a package that

is highly desirable yet full of

practical touches to make life

easier. Its popularity has helped

power Volvo’s exceptional UK

sales growth – up 27% in the

first six months of 2019. In fact,

more than 15,000 XC40s have

been snapped up by customers

since its launch in February 2018.

A large part of this appeal

is down to the XC40’s clean,

contemporary Scandinavian

styling, while its cabin is a calm,

comfortable and luxuriously

appointed place to be. It also

delivers the latest in seamless

on-board connectivity with

unmatched safety technology.

The heart of the XC40’s

connectivity is the Volvo Sensus

system, which includes a central

nine-inch touchscreen and

advanced voice-activated control

system. This allows easy control

of the car’s entertainment and

information technology, along

with access to a range of online

apps. A wireless phone charging

pad is also available.

A recipient of the maximum,

five-star rating from independent

safety testing organisation Euro

NCAP, the XC40 has excellent

impact protection engineered

in, while its array of advanced

systems include City Safety,

which alerts you to a collision

risk and can automatically apply

the brakes in an emergency

as required.

The XC40 is available with

a range of Volvo-designed-andbuilt

engines, engineered for

smooth performance with good

fuel economy and low emissions

across the board. Manual and

automatic transmissions are

available, together with frontor

all-wheel drive, depending on

the engine.

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VOLVO MOTABILITY OFFERS AT RYBROOK

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We are proud to be associated with the Motability car scheme, a registered charity

dedicated to helping disabled people and war pensioners obtain a new car.

When you lease a car through the Motability

Scheme with Rybrook Volvo the following is always

included in the price:

• Car insurance, servicing and maintenance

• Full breakdown cover

• Replacement tyres

• Windscreen repair or replacement

• 60,000 mile allowance across the 3 year period

• Certain adaptations at no extra cost

• Up to two named drivers

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Group’s origins were in truck sales and coach building.

By the 1950s, Ryland was a Limited Company and the

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the Group, by then one of the UK’s largest automotive

groups, became a plc under the Chairmanship of Peter

Whale, grandson of the company’s founder.

We’ve built up an excellent reputation for the

quality of our Motability service in both sales and

aftersales. Each of our dealerships have Motability

specialists to make sure you find a Volvo that suits

your specific needs and enhances your day to day life.

We are committed to providing outstanding service

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our returning customers and potential customers.

We provide courteous, friendly and expert advice to

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New range changes for multiaward

winning Citroën C3 Aircross

Compact SUV

Citroën’s C3 Aircross

Compact SUV – the brand’s

second best-selling model

in the UK, behind the C3

supermini – will benefit from a

number of important changes

from October 2019. Keen to

build on its successful formula

with this multi-award winner,

Citroën UK has focused on

adding greater efficiency,

enhanced comfort and

specification, and new colour

options to the range.

Since launching in the UK

in November 2017, Citroën

C3 Aircross Compact SUV

has won a host of prestigious

awards. This year alone the

accolades include ‘Small SUV

of the Year’ in the Auto Express

New Car Awards; ‘Compact

Crossover of the Year’ in the

Company Car Today CCT100

Awards 2019; and ‘Best Small

SUV’ in the Business Motoring

Awards 2019.

With so many wins already

under its belt, the changes

planned for October 2019 are

carefully designed to make the

model even more compelling

for prospective customers.

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C3 Aircross Compact SUV,

like many other models in the

Citroën UK range, has seen

a large proportion of sales

go to the top-level trim, in

this case ‘Flair’, which has so

far accounted for over three

quarters of 2019 sales. This trim

level will therefore be the key

area of focus for the October

2019 changes.

Firstly, from October 2019

production, ‘Flair’ trim will

incorporate the ‘Urban Red’

interior ambiance, as standard.

This vibrant finish more closely

fits the character of C3 Aircross

Compact SUV, with red styling

details throughout. As a brand

synonymous with comfort,

Citroën’s C3 Aircross Compact

SUV ‘Flair’ will also now

include an ergonomic folding

driver’s armrest and seat back

pockets.

New, and exclusive, to the

‘Flair’ trim, will be the Euro 6.3

compliant 1.2L PureTech 130

EAT6 automatic powertrain,

which will help to enhance

performance whilst meeting

the very latest European

emission standards. Even

though the new regulations do

not come into force until 2021,

Citroën has elected to take the

proactive step of introducing

Euro 6.3 petrol drivetrains well

ahead of the deadline. Euro

6.3 engines comply with the

‘Real Driving Emissions Step 2’

(RDE2).

These enhancements to

the ‘Flair’ specification are in

addition to an already lengthy

list of standard equipment. The

list includes 17-inch ‘4 Ever’

alloy wheels; Citroën Connect

Box Emergency & Assistance

System (emergency call

system); Active Safety Brake;

colour reversing camera;

Keyless Entry and Start; and

Citroën Connect Nav with

a three-year subscription to

TomTom® Live for real-time

traffic updates. ‘Flair’ models

will also continue to enjoy

the sliding 60/40 split-folding

rear bench with top tether

anchoring points, which is

particularly useful when fitting

child seats. Access is not

required through the boot, as is

the case with many rivals.

The award-winning C3

Aircross Compact SUV will

remain a standout crowd

pleaser thanks to innovative

styling cues such as the

floating bi-tone roof and highly

customisable colour packs.

C3 Aircross Compact SUV

features up to eight different

body colours: Natural White (F),

Breathing Blue (M), Platinum

Grey (M), Spicy Orange (M),

Soft Sand (M), and – new from

October 2019 – Pepper Red

(M), Cumulus Grey (M) and

Perla Nera Black (M).

Combining the exterior

body colours, bi-tone roof

design, colour options for

roof bars, fog light surrounds,

and rear quarter windows,

there is a wealth of different

combinations that allows every

customer to personalise their

car as they wish.

To celebrate its centenary

in 2019, Citroën has previously

released the C3 Aircross

‘Origins’ Collector’s Edition.

Introduced to pay homage

to 100 years of creativity

and boldness for the brand,

from October 2019, both the

‘Origins’ and the entry level

‘Feel’ trim level will benefit

from the fitment of new

‘A-Class’ low rolling resistance

tyres for further improved

efficiency.

The entire C3 Aircross

Compact SUV range will

continue to offer a host of

safety assistance systems such

as Lane Departure Warning and

Speed Limit Recognition, which

are standard specification on

every version.

It is also possible to add

Citroën’s innovative Grip

Control® system with Hill

Descent Assist as an option

on this class-leading compact

SUV, ensuring customers

can experience unparalleled

comfort and traction when

driving on any road surface.

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Range update for Citroën UK’s

best-selling C3 Supermini

Citroën C3, the brand’s

top-selling model in the UK,

will receive several important

updates from October 2019.

Since its launch in 2017, C3

has become a byword for

comfort amongst its peers

in the segment. These latest

range upgrades will further

amplify the model’s customer

appeal and desirability.

Since its UK launch in

January 2017, Citroën’s C3

supermini has soared in

popularity, becoming the

brand’s best-selling model in

the UK – with over 42,000

sales since launch. To reflect

customer demand, and to

build on its current success,

Citroën UK has decided to

simplify the C3 range with

a renewed emphasis on

the most popular ‘upper’

trim levels.

From October 2019

production, the Citroën C3

range will directly reflect

UK consumers’ desire for

upmarket features. The entry

level ‘Touch’ trim level will

be discontinued from the UK

range, whilst – partly due to

the strength of the ‘Origins’

Collector’s Edition – ‘Feel

Nav Edition’ also ceases

production. The previous ‘Flair’

and ‘Flair Nav Edition’ versions

will be replaced with one,

highly appointed ‘Flair Plus’

model. These changes mean

the number of trim levels in

the range will be halved from

six to three. The resulting

three trims will be ‘Feel’,

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‘Origins’ and ‘Flair Plus’.

‘Feel’ becomes the new

entry point into the C3 range,

but with nothing ‘entry level’

about the specification. Stylish

16-inch ‘Matrix’ alloy wheels;

MirrorScreen® with Apple

CarPlay and Android Auto;

Lane Departure Warning,

automatic air-conditioning,

7-inch colour touchscreen;

and a choice of up to four

optional roof colours (including

body colour) adorn the ‘Feel’

specification.

Alternatively, customers

can move up to the C3

‘Origins’ Collector’s Edition,

which was introduced earlier

this year to pay homage

to 100 years of creativity

and boldness as part of

the brand’s centenary

celebrations.

Featuring enhanced

specification over and above

the ‘Feel’ specification,

the C3 ‘Origins’ Collector’s

Edition offers a black bi-tone

roof, Airbump® panels and a

bespoke interior ambiance –

features that have all proved

hugely popular since the C3

‘Origins’ specification was

introduced. The ‘Origins’

Collector’s Edition also

features the exclusive

‘Origins’ exterior colour

pack, accented with bronze

highlights and graphics inside

and out.

In addition to the styling

enhancements, C3 ‘Origins’

also provides a technological

showcase with Citroën

Connect Box Emergency

& Assistance System

(emergency call system),

Active Safety Brake, Intelligent

Beam Headlights, Rear

Parking Sensors and Citroën

Connect Nav, all as standard.

The Connect Nav includes

a three-year subscription to

TomTom Live, which provides

real time traffic updates via a

built-in sim card on-board the

vehicle.

Since its UK launch, 62%

of C3 sales have been for the

top two ‘Flair’ and ‘Flair Nav

Edition’ trim levels. So, from

October 2019, both trim levels

will be replaced by a new

‘Flair Plus’ trim that combines

the wider engine and gearbox

choice of outgoing ‘Flair’

models with the enhanced

specification of ‘Flair Nav

Edition’.

The new ‘Flair Plus’

versions will feature the

innovative and award-winning

ConnectedCAM Citroën®

integrated camera system,

Citroën Connect Nav, leather

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steering wheel, colour

reversing camera, dark tinted

rear windows and the ‘Urban

Red’ interior ambience. These

features, coupled with the

already lengthy list of standard

equipment, is intended

to surprise and delight

prospective B-segment

hatchback customers.

Already amongst the very

best in its class for efficiency,

October will also see a host

of technical changes that will

make C3 even more efficient.

These include the introduction

of a high efficiency alternator,

an air inlet shutter and a

variety of hidden underbody

panels to reduce drag.

These changes, coupled

with the fitment of new

‘A-Class’ low rolling resistance

tyres, will result in genuine

efficiency benefits for Citroën

customers.

Unique styling cues have

always been synonymous

with C3. Since launch, 65%

of owners have opted for a

bi-tone roof option, whilst

55% have opted for the highly

distinctive and protective

Airbump® panels. With a

choice of four roof colours

(includes body colour) and

nine body colours, buyers will

have no problem personalising

their C3 to their exact needs.

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Kia wins Car-Maker of the Year at

Motor Trader Industry Awards 2019

Kia Motors (UK) Limited has

another reason to celebrate as

the brand has been awarded

the accolade of ‘Car-Maker

of the Year’ at the Motor

Trader Industry Awards 2019.

Acknowledged as one of

the most prestigious awards

event in the vehicle retailing

calendar, the awards highlight

excellence in business across

the board. The awards were

hosed by actor, writer and

presenter Alexander Armstrong

and Motor Trader editor John

Kirwan.

This recognition follows

on from an important 12

months for the brand as

Kia continues to grow in an

industry experiencing a decline,

selling over 95,000 cars in 2018

and setting a new record for

half-year sales total in 2019

with 53,232 new cars being

delivered to customers by the

end of June.

This long-standing and

continual success is down to

Kia’s diverse and competitive

product range, but also the

special relationship between

the corporate headquarters and

the 192-strong dealer network

who work together with mutual

respect and consideration.

John Kirwan, Editor of

Motor Trader, said: “Kia was

the unanimous winner of the

Carmaker of the Year Award in

2019 because of the strength

of its model line-up, its close

relationship with its dealer

network, strong new car sales

performance in 2018 and

profitability of the franchise.”

On collecting the award, Paul

Philpott, President and CEO of

Kia Motors (UK) Limited said:

“We are lucky to be supported

by a fantastic 192-strong dealer

network, who all represent

our brand and product offering

perfectly. We’re incredibly

proud of the relationship with

our dealer partners which has

been nurtured and expanded

significantly over the years,

and it’s certainly the reason

we’ve been recognised for

this award.”

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Kia ranked top in NFDA

survey again

Kia Motors (UK) Limited

has once again topped the

summer survey of dealer

attitude conducted by the

NFDA, with regard to overall

manufacturer rating – this time

jointly with Lexus - the brand

came top in the surveys in

2017 and 2018.

Asked how highly dealers

rated their relationship with

the manufacturer, Kia scored

9.1 out of 10 to jointly top this

year’s summer survey, where

the average score was just 5.6.

Paul Philpott, President and

Chief Executive commented:

“For us to be in the top

spot again for overall dealer

satisfaction highlights the

positive relationship that we

continue to build with our

dealer network.

“I am extremely proud of

that relationship and this is

shared by every member of

the Kia team here in the UK.

We shall continue to build on

this and justify our dealers’

confidence. With a challenging

2020 ahead we remain

committed to strengthening

our relationship and ensuring

that our dealers are supported

for the long-term with plans

that deliver stability and

profitability” he added.

When asked about overall

manufacturer satisfaction,

dealers rank Kia and Lexus

joint first with Suzuki second

with a score of 8.4 followed

by Toyota with 8.2. Seat and

Mazda were both fourth with

a score of 8.0. In the average

score calculation Kia scored

8.6, with the average coming

out at 5.8.

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SEAT accelerates its electric

offensive at the Frankfurt IAA

SEAT arrives at the Frankfurt

Motor Show with its electric

offensive in top gear. Following

the announcement of the SEAT

Mii electric and the el-Born, the

brand’s first two fully electric

models, at the international

event CUPRA is presenting its

new Tavascan concept car. It will

be joined in by the new SEAT

Tarraco FR PHEV, the brand’s

first plug-in hybrid electric SUV,

which will be making its world

debut in Frankfurt and is the

fourth electric model of the six

that the company announced it

would launch by 2021.

Following the CUPRA

Formentor, the first model

developed specifically for

the brand, equipped with a

hybrid engine and scheduled

for market release next year,

the Tavascan concept car is

CUPRA’s first fully electric

vehicle, and it was developed

on the MEB platform.

SEAT touches down in

Frankfurt after achieving the

highest January to August

sales figure in its history. The

company’s worldwide deliveries

went up by 7.2% for a total

volume of 411,600 cars.

In a press conference,

SEAT President Luca de Meo

stated that “the IAA comes

at a great time for us, with

historic sales and financial

results. Our position enables

us to remain committed to

and continue investing in

mobility for future generations

with solutions that adapt for

tomorrow. Electrification is

a key part of this mobility, as

are micromobility and the

development of solutions that

cater to it.”

The new CUPRA Tavascan

and the SEAT Tarraco FR PHEV

represent a step forward in

their electric mobility offensive.

The CUPRA concept car

merges the solidity of an SUV

with the sportiness of a coupe,

conceived with the highest

standards of sophistication,

elegance and design that

distinguish the brand. In the

boot it integrates the concept

CUPRA eXS kickScooter,

specially developed for the

occasion.

Furthermore, the new SEAT

Tarraco is now available in a

hybrid engine version and FR

trim, featuring a range of more

than 50 km and emissions

below 50 g/km. Delivering 245

hp thanks to its 110 kW/150 hp

petrol engine and its 85 kW/116

hp electric motor, the Tarraco

PHEV is the most powerful in

the range.

At a press conference, SEAT

Vice-president for R&D Axel

Andorff emphasised that “the

plug-in hybrid Tarraco perfectly

illustrates our strategy towards

more sustainable mobility, and

at the same time it retains all

the dynamism and driving fun

that characterise any SEAT

model and especially our FR

models.”

SEAT is announcing at

Frankfurt motor show that presales

of the new Mii electric will

begin from late autumn in the

UK – pricing will be announced

when the EV opens for order,

contributing to affordable

electric mobility with a vehicle

that is agile and urban.

The Mii electric is being sold

in 14 countries (Spain, Germany,

Italy, France, the UK, Austria,

Belgium, the Netherlands,

Switzerland, Denmark, Finland,

Norway, Sweden and Poland)

and will enter the market in

early 2020.

Coinciding with the

commercial launch of the

new Mii electric, SEAT will

introduce a smart wallbox home

charging device. Customers

can purchase the device,

installation included, along with

the vehicle, and it will enable

them to optimise the car’s

recharging time and manage all

the information on their mobile

phone or via an online platform.

To continue boosting the

future of motor racing, CUPRA

presents Mattias Ekström as

a new brand ambassador. The

Swedish race driver joins the

tribe to lead CUPRA’s electric

racing strategy. In addition,

Ekström will become the

official driver of the CUPRA

e-Racer at the future electric

racing competitions and will

collaborate on the development

of the brand’s electric racing

models.

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High rankings for Suzuki from

What Car? readers

Suzuki is celebrating some

good news from the results of

the 2019 What Car? Reliability

Survey in which over 18,000

readers reported on their car

ownership experience from

new and up to five years old

as well as a separate poll of

ownership of cars over five

years old.

Of the 31 car brands

measured, Suzuki ranked

third in the league table with

a score of 97.3 per cent and

when ownership experience

was measured from cars over

five years old Suzuki was

second with a score of 92.0

per cent. The total sample size

of Suzuki owners for this year’s

survey was 254 and What Car?

measured 218 different models

across the industry.

The Celerio model won

the City and Small car class

with owners reporting 98.9

per cent reliability during their

ownership period placing it

way ahead of the 94.7 per cent

average reliability score for the

class. In the small SUV sector,

Vitara was not far behind either

with a score of 97.6 per cent

from an average sector score

of 93.3 per cent.

Editor of What Car?

magazine Steve Huntingford

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ŠKODA KAMIQ scores maximum

five stars in Euro NCAP test

The ŠKODA KAMIQ

has received a maximum

five stars in its test by the

independent European New

Car Assessment Programme

(Euro NCAP). This makes the

maker’s first city SUV yet

another model to be counted

among the safest in its class.

The KAMIQ did particularly

well in protecting adult

occupants and cyclists.

Christian Strube, ŠKODA

AUTO Board Member for

Technical Development,

explains: “The active and

passive safety of our vehicles

is a top priority for ŠKODA.

The fact that the KAMIQ,

our latest model, has now

received another maximum

five-star score in the Euro

NCAP crash test shows

what a high bar we have set

ourselves for the safety of

our vehicles and provides

another demonstration of how

successful our engineering

work is in this area.”

The ŠKODA KAMIQ

successfully completed the

comprehensive Euro NCAP

crash and safety tests,

achieving a maximum five-star

score. The Euro NCAP testers

were pleasantly surprised with

how well the latest addition

to the ŠKODA model portfolio

protected adult occupants as

well as cyclists. The city SUV

scored 96 per cent for the

protection of adult occupants

in the interior – an impressive

results in Euro NCAP history.

And testers awarded the

KAMIQ the full rating for

cyclist protection, reflecting

above all the beneficial effect

of the Front Assist with

Predictive Pedestrian and

Cyclist Protection and City

Emergency Brake function

included as standard.

In the event of an accident,

the KAMIQ protects its

occupants with up to nine

airbags, including an optional

knee airbag for the driver

and rear side airbags.

Additional safety features

include the Multi-Collision

Brake, the optional Crew

Protect Assist proactive

occupant protection system

as well as ISOFIX and toptether

anchor points on the

rear seat bench and front

passenger seat to ensure

optimal protection of small

children at all times. Standard

equipment for the ŠKODA

KAMIQ also includes Lane

Assist, while the optional

Side Assist alerts drivers to

vehicles approaching from

behind or in the car’s blind

spot. The combined effect

of these assistance systems

earned the KAMIQ a score

of 3.5 out of a maximum of

four points.

Like the equally fivestar-rated

compact ŠKODA

SCALA, the KAMIQ is based

on the Volkswagen Group’s

MQB-A0 platform, which

features state-of-the-art safety

and assistance systems. This

city SUV’s extremely stiff body

with its large deformation

zones and extremely robust

occupant cell ensures superior

passive safety, with ŠKODA

using an almost 80-per-cent

share of high-strength or

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Hyundai Motor reveals first sketch

of the all-new i10

Hyundai Motor has revealed

the first sketch of the All-New

i10 ahead of its public world

premiere later this year at the

2019 Frankfurt Motor Show

(IAA). The latest addition to the

Korean automaker’s i-range

features a new-look dynamic

design, which shows a contrast

between its soft surfaces and

sharp lines. Proportions for

the all-new model have been

redefined in width, height and

wheel size, resulting in an

energetic and agile look.

The All-New i10 has a young

and dynamic design that

stands out in the A-segment.

Its wide front grille expresses

a sporty character and

incorporates the Daytime

Running Lights, thus

continuing this

feature of

the i10’s

heritage. The triangular air

curtains accentuate the width

and stance of the car, as well

as improving aerodynamics.

The X-shaped C-pillar, visible

from far away, clearly identifies

the car and draws the eye to

the pillar-mounted logo. Unique

triangular volumes visually

emphasise the width of the car

and highlight the position of

the wheels at the four corners.

Set to become a leader

in its segment, the All-New

i10 will also feature a range

of new Connected Car and

safety features. Blue Link®,

Apple Car Play, Android

Auto, wireless smartphone

charging and a rear-view

camera offer a comprehensive

driving experience without

compromise. The new model

has one of the most fullfeatured

safety packages in

its class. Forward Collision-

Avoidance Assist utilises a

front radar sensor to detect not

just cars but also pedestrians

in front of the vehicle. The

car is also equipped with

Driver Attention Warning and

Lane Keep Assist System

as standard. Drivers of the

All-New i10 can also add the

optional High Beam Assist

feature.

More details about the All-

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Hyundai Motor UK

announces Kona PLAY

pricing and specifications

Hyundai Motor UK has

officially announced the

pricing and specification for

the latest model to join the

Kona range, the Kona PLAY,

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immediate effect.

The Kona PLAY joins the i10

PLAY and i20 PLAY in offering

customers the combination

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touchscreen DAB radio with

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rear parking sensors with rearview

camera, Cruise Control

with speed limiter, Bluetooth,

Air Conditioning and a leather

steering wheel and gear lever.

Safety features include Lane

Keep Assist, Driver Attention

Alert, Hill Start Assist and

Downhill Brake Control. A

space saver spare wheel is

fitted for additional peace of

mind.

Kona PLAY is equipped with

the 1.0 T-GDi 3 cylinder engine

mated with a 2WD, 5 speed

manual gearbox.

Customers have a choice of

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charge for metallic or pearl

paint finishes. Colour choice

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This stylish saloon car offers a generous

amount of space inside & high levels of comfort

for the family to enjoy. Estate version also

available from £1,499 advance payment.

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This popular SUV provides a premium quality

interior with a great range of driver assistance

technology, as well as tonnes of space inside

and in the boot.

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Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

This compact small crossover SUV combines

practicality, style and versatility, ensuring an

all-round great choice of car.

Your Kia Motability package includes: Insurance • Servicing and maintenance • Replacement tyres • Annual car tax

• Windscreen replacement • Many adaptations at no extra cost • 60,000 mileage allowance over 3 year lease

All our sales executives are trained and accredited by Motability Operations –

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johnsons Wigan

Motability

Here at Johnsons Wigan, it’s our aim to provide

motorists with a disability with an exceptional level

of customer service, high-quality new vehicles, and

comprehensive aftersales support.

As part of the Johnsons Cars group – which includes 45 dealerships – you have the added peace of mind of

leasing your Motability Scheme vehicle from a dealer network you can trust and rely upon.

Choose from a wide range of vehicles

We at Johnsons Wigan Motability are delighted to be able to offer models from leading manufacturers

Hyundai, SEAT and ŠKODA, meaning you have a wide selection of quality new cars that can be adapted

according to your needs.

With three manufacturers represented and providing vehicles for eligible Motability drivers, you’re almost

certain to find a model that suits you.

Expert Motability advisors

We have a team of experienced specialists on hand to help you complete the application process. In fact,

we aim to offer support right from the moment you walk through the door until the day you drive away in

your vehicle and beyond.

Whether it’s explaining the eligibility criteria and helping you find the perfect model, arranging for any

necessary vehicle modifications to be made and advising on aftersales support, you can be confident we’ll

work alongside you to make the purchasing process as effortless and simple as possible.

Contact us today

To find out more about the Motability Scheme, the eligibility criteria for purchasing a vehicle, and the many

additional extras that come as standard, get in touch with the team at Johnsons Wigan Motability today.

Address: Unit 1, 263 Woodhouse Lane, Wigan WN6 7NR

Website: johnsonscars.co.uk/motability

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SEAT Tarraco FR PHEV: technology,

sportiness and efficiency

SEAT is expanding the

efficiency and desirability of

the Tarraco, introducing plug-in

hybrid powertrain technology

and the sporty FR trim. The

Tarraco plug-in hybrid is a

demonstration of SEAT strategy

towards electrification, which

will include six electric and

plug-in hybrid SEAT and CUPRA

models until the beginning

of 2021.

SEAT sold a record 369,500

vehicles in the first seven

months of the year, with 55,200

vehicles sold in July alone,

a 7.8% increase over 2018.

The Tarraco is contributing

to increase the company’s

presence globally, and the

introduction of both the FR trim

and plug-in hybrid technology

will be key components in

achieving its targets.

“The Tarraco plug-in hybrid

perfectly illustrates our move

towards a more sustainable

mobility, yet maintaining the

dynamism and fun-to-drive,

typical of any SEAT. The Tarraco

will be one of the few options

with a plug-in hybrid powertrain

on the large SUV segment, and

we believe

that it has a great potential,” said

Luca de Meo, President of SEAT.

Plug-in hybrid version:

pure efficiency

Designed and developped

at SEAT’s facilities in Martorell,

the SEAT Tarraco is being

produced in Wolfsburg

(Germany), at the heart of the

Volkswagen Group. With the

introduction of the plug-in

hybrid powertrain system, the

SEAT Tarraco will gain added

efficiency, becoming a very

sustainable alternative.

The powertrain system,

which comprises a 1.4 litre

TSI 110 kW petrol engine, 85

kW electric motor and a 13

kWh lithium-ion battery pack,

gives drivers the adaptability of

multiple driving modes. The plugin

hybrid Tarraco allows users

to drive in pure-electric mode

for more than 50km should

they need to, reducing tailpipe

emissions to zero, or combine

the petrol engine and electric

motor to provide increased

performance.

The technology will help

the SUV – and SEAT – improve

efficiency without the need to

make sacrifices in dynamics or

comfort.

Total output for the system is

245PS (180kW)/400Nm giving

the plug-in hybrid Tarraco a top

speed of 217km/h and the ability

to reach 100km/h in just 7.4

seconds. But importantly, CO2

emissions will be below 50g/km

on the official WLTP test cycle.

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SEAT Motability.

Dedicated Motability Car Specialists.

Assisting you in finding a vehicle

that fits your precise needs.

Test drive our sophisticated and

sporty SUV – the new SEAT Tarraco.

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Volvo sustains exceptional sales

momentum as UK’s fastestgrowing

premium car brand during

first half of 2019

• Volvo UK new car sales soar by 27 per

cent in the first six months of 2019, to

29,989 units

• Market share rises to 2.36 per cent,

consolidating Volvo’s status as the

country’s fastest-growing premium car

brand and keeping it on track to reach

its target of 60,000 annual sales by 2020

• Best-selling models are the XC40

compact and XC60 mid-size SUVs

• Volvo Selekt approved-used car sales also

performing strongly, increasing by 13

per cent on 2018’s figures

• UK performance contributes to Volvo’s

record half-year global sales, up 7.3 per

cent to 340,826 cars

Volvo Car UK has sustained

its exceptional new car sales

performance through the first

half of 2019, selling 29,989

units. The total marks an

impressive 27% increase in

sales volume on the same

period last year and keeps the

company on course to meet

its target of 60,000 annual

sales by 2020.

Volvo’s strong results

are in contrast to the wider

automotive retail landscape,

where the market as a whole

has declined by 3% year-onyear.

Increasing its market

share from 1.80 to 2.36%,

Volvo has also consolidated its

position as the UK’s fastestgrowing

premium car brand.

In fact, Volvo is the thirdfastest-growing

car brand

overall, behind only MG and

Dacia.

The impressive UK figures

contribute to a new record

first-half total for Volvo’s global

sales, which have climbed

by 7.3% year-on-year, with

340,826 cars sold.

Volvo is reaping

the rewards of its

comprehensively renewed

product range, offering a

superb line-up of awardwinning

models that resonate

strongly with customers for

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their combination of cool

Scandinavian styling, efficient

powertrains, peerless safety

and clever application of

advanced technologies for

on-board connectivity and

comfort.

The XC40 compact

premium SUV maintained its

position as Volvo’s best-seller

during the first six months

of the year, demonstrating

the strength in depth of its

customer appeal. It represents

all that is best about Volvo

today: a car that is desirable,

technologically advanced and

versatile. It combines efficient

performance with outstanding

comfort, seamless

connectivity and class-leading

practicality. Unsurprisingly,

its larger sibling, the XC60,

was the next most in-demand

model, confirming the

popularity of the mid-size SUV

in the UK marketplace.

Volvo’s desirability is also

reflected in the performance

of Volvo Selekt Approved

Used Cars, where first-half UK

sales rose by 13% compared

with 2018, to 16,653 units.

Kristian Elvefors, Volvo

Car UK Managing Director,

said: “Our sustained growth

in the UK and globally sets

the seal on the successful

transformation of our brand.

We are proud of what we

have achieved in building

a top-quality range of

vehicles that people want

to own and drive, but we

are not complacent. We will

develop our model range to

ensure it continues to set

new standards, while also

introducing innovative ways

for people to access and

experience our products and

services.”

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All roads lead to a multi-million

bestseller: Vauxhall Corsa

through the years

Vauxhall is preparing to

launch the newest generation

of its best-selling Corsa,

building on the great success of

the previous versions that have

proved so popular since the

model was introduced in 1993.

In fact, Vauxhall’s first

supermini offering was called

Nova, not Corsa, and launched

in the UK in 1982. It wasn’t until

1993 that British buyers saw its

all-new replacement, known as

‘Corsa’, which came equipped

with the latest in high-tech kit,

such as a tape player (!) – a

world apart from the latest

Corsa’s new infotainment

systems with 10.0-inch colour

touch screens available.

Ever since then, through

four generations, the Corsa

has been a sales sensation,

selling 2.1 million cars in the UK

since 1993, while also proving

popular in Europe with over

13.5 million sold.

Corsa B: 1993 to 2000

This first Corsa was

designed to appeal to a broader

audience. A much rounder,

softer design was created,

with ‘saucer-eye’ headlamps to

tie in with its cute looks. This

model was longer and more

spacious than the Nova, and

also introducing higher safety

standards for its segment, with

features such as ABS braking,

side-impact protection and front

airbags. The petrol GSi model

featured 16 valves, while the

diesel engine version became

turbo-charged.

Corsa C: 2000 to 2006

Styling for this generation

of Vauxhall Corsa was not too

far removed from the popular

previous model. However, the

model grew in length again,

and had a wider stance with

a longer wheelbase, which

greatly increased interior

space. For the first time, the

body was fully galvanised,

while a sophisticated four-valve

ECOTEC petrol and new directinjection

turbo diesel engine

option ensured greater power,

lower fuel consumption and low

emission values, complying with

Euro 4 emissions standards.

Corsa D: 2006: 2014

Vauxhall began to separate

out design language for threeand

five-door models, with

the smaller car giving nods

to the earlier Nova’s sporty

appearance. The five-door car

became a spacious, familyfocused

car. The model grew in

length again, but not exceeding

four metres in length. This

version of the car gained

ecoFLEX technology with fuelsaving

Start/Stop systems and

highly efficient engines.

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Corsa E: 2014 to 2019

Dynamic, practical and

stylish, this version of the

Vauxhall Corsa was a segment

leader in technology. A heated

steering wheel, heated seats

and automatic climate control

were available, along with a

front camera with sensors,

Traffic Sign Recognition

and Lane Keep Assist. The

infotainment system brought

with it Apple CarPlay and

Android Auto,and a seveninch

touch screen became

standard. Now at its longest

at 4.02 metres, this Corsa line

spawned GSi and VXR models

that produced between 150hp

and 210hp

All-New Corsa: 2019 –

present, an electric age

Heading full-speed into the

future, the newest generation

of Corsa will feature a fully

electric powertrain for the first

time, in addition to petrol and

diesel-powered engines. For

the first time in the small car

segment, the Corsa offers

adaptive glare-free IntelliLux

LED matrix lighting, as well as

other state-of-the-art features

such as Forward Collision

Alert, Automatic Emergency

Braking and radar-based

Adaptive Speed Control.

The new Corsa’s handling is

improved with a lower centre

of gravity, while the driver’s

H-point has lowered by 28mm,

giving a more engaged feel

behind the wheel. A coupe-like

profile has been achieved with

a 48mm-lower roofline, yet

front passenger headroom has

actually increased.

The latest Corsa is on sale

now and will reach Vauxhall

showrooms in January.

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MOTABILITY AT

CR MORROW

HYUNDAI MOTABILITY

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CR Morrow, as well as other automotive dealerships, work

alongside the Motability Scheme to help provide disabled

people with the option to lease a new car in exchange

for their government funded mobility allowance. As part

of this scheme, we can provide a number of leadingbrand

models, including cars from Vauxahll and Hyundai.

Whatever type of car you’re looking for, we’re sure to have

an option that works for you.

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IONIQ Hybrid

At CR Morrow we will endeavour to make the purchase

of your motability vehicle easy and hassle free. You will

experience our commitment to personal service, our

facilities for easy access, as well as expert Motability

advice from our dedicated Motability specialist Jacqueline

Megarry. So why not call us today and learn more about

what CR Morrow and Motability can do for you!

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All-new Peugeot 208 and e-208

prices and specifications announced

Prices and specifications

for the all-new PEUGEOT 208

and the fully-electric e-208

have been released. The

all-new 208 and e-208 start

from £16,250 and £25,050*

respectively with customer

deliveries starting early 2020.

The all-new 208 is the first

vehicle to fulfil PEUGEOT’s

new philosophy of the power

of choice i.e. ‘choose your

PEUGEOT, choose your

powertrain’. Featuring the

choice of diesel, petrol or

all-electric powertrains, the

all-new 208 and e-208 will

be available in Active, Allure

and GT Line trim levels. The

zero-emission e-208 is also

available in range-topping

GT trim.

Standard equipment

includes the new PEUGEOT

i-Cockpit® with a compact

multifunction steering

wheel, configurable headup

display, either a 7” or

10” HD colour touchscreen

(according to version) and

seven satin chrome ‘piano’

toggle switches. The interior

environment can also be

personalised with a choice

of eight LED mood lighting

colours. All driving information

can be easily accessed

through the all-new PEUGEOT

208 3D i-Cockpit®cluster

which is a unique system that

projects all the information

on different layers giving you

outstanding 3D effect.

Also available is PEUGEOT

Connect SOS and Assistance,

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Your Motability vehicle includes two fully insured named drivers, service & maintenance,

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Contact our Peugeot Motability Specialist Emily McQueen today

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programmable Cruise Control,

Lane Keeping Assist and

Mirror Screen® with Apple

CarPlay, Android Auto and

MirrorLink®. Bringing sharp

design, an instinctive driving

experience, uncompromising

quality and class-leading

levels of technology to the

supermini-segment, the allnew

PEUGEOT 208 gives

customers a comprehensive

choice of powertrains to suit

their needs.

PEUGEOT’s first new

generation, 100% electric

vehicle, the e-208 uses a

50kWh battery and 136hp

electric motor to provide a

211 mile range from a full

charge under the WLTP

testing. The all-new 208 is

also available with a choice of

four advanced petrol engines

and one highly efficient

diesel.

David Peel, Managing

Director of PEUGEOT UK,

said: “The all-new PEUGEOT

208 represents the first

step in PEUGEOT’s vision

of providing our customers

with the ‘power of choice’

i.e. ‘choose your PEUGEOT,

choose your powertrain.’

With class-leading levels of

technology, sharp styling

and a distinctive driving

experience, we expect the

all-new 208 and the all-new

e-208 to challenge the norm

in this sector of the market.”

In Active trim, the all-new

PEUGEOT 208 starts from

£16,250, while the all-new

e-208 Active costs from

£25,050*. Active trim features

16-inch alloy wheels (steel

wheels for the e-208), Active

Safety Brake with pedestrian

detection, electric and

heated door mirrors and LED

daytime running lights with

PEUGEOT’s unique ‘Tooth’

design. The e-208 in Active

trim also features pre-heating

functionality and automatic air

conditioning.

Prices for Allure start from

£18,850 for the all-new 208

and £26,250* for the all-new

e-208. Allure models come

with 17-inch diamond-cut

alloy wheels (16-inch alloy

wheels on e-208), a gloss

black B-pillar, tri-material

‘Cozy’ leather-effect seat trim

with double stitch detail and

the PEUGEOT 3D i-Cockpit®

with configurable 3D headup

instrument panel. Allure

trim models also feature

PEUGEOT’s signature ‘Claw

Effect’ full LED 3D rear-light

clusters.

GT Line models feature

front and rear parking sensors

and 180˚ reversing camera.

Also included are 17-inch

wheels across petrol, diesel

and EV models, Active Safety

Brake with Night function,

cyclist and pedestrian

detection, eight-colour

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ambient interior lighting,

and full LED headlights

with PEUGEOT Smartbeam

Assist. Additional styling cues

include gloss black wheel

arch extensions, twin chrome

exhaust pipes (on petrol and

diesel models) and a Diamond

Black roof. Prices start from

£20,700 for the all-new 208

GT Line and £28,100* for the

all-new e-208 GT Line.

The all-new e-208 is also

available exclusively in rangetopping

GT trim. Priced at

£29,650*, the GT models

feature fully automated

parking assistance, adaptive

Cruise Control with Stop &

Go, Lane Positioning Assist

and Blind Spot Monitoring.

Inside, GT models come

with grey Alcantara® leather

trim, heated front seats, and

PEUGEOT 3D i-Cockpit® with

a larger 10-inch capacitive

colour touchscreen and

Connected 3D Navigation.

All e-208 models come

with three driving modes –

Sport, Normal and Eco – and

support rapid charging up to

100kWh, with an 80% charge

taking just 30 minutes. The

e-208 also features unique

styling cues to set the electric

model apart, including a

body coloured chequered

front grille, a bespoke ‘e’

monogram on the C-pillar

and a dichroic Lion, which

changes colour from different

angles.

PEUGEOT recommend

using a wallbox charger, so

the all-new e-208 comes with

a Mode 3 Type 2 cable as

standard, which will charge

the vehicle in 7.5 hours

with a 7kW charging point.

PEUGEOT customers can also

download the MyPeugeot

app, which will allow them to

manage their vehicle charge

remotely, precondition the

temperature of the vehicle

and receive ‘e-Coaching’ on

how to benefit most from

their vehicle. PEUGEOT

will provide a ‘Charging

Pass’ to their customers

which enables them to

access certain UK public

charging points through

a free subscription for an

introductory period.

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Kia Motors reveals efficient, lowemissions

plug-in hybrid variants of

Kia XCeed and Ceed Sportswagon

Kia Motors has taken

the next step in its vehicle

electrification strategy with the

unveiling of new Plug-in Hybrid

variants of the Kia XCeed and

Ceed Sportswagon. Due to go

on sale across Europe at the

beginning of 2020, the two

new low-emissions models

represent the first time Kia has

brought electrified powertrains

to the compact family segment.

Emilio Herrera, Chief

Operating Officer at Kia Motors

Europe, commented: “These

two models represent an

important next stage for Kia as

we introduce advanced, nextgeneration

powertrains to our

wider vehicle line-up. Sales

of the new Ceed range have

grown 40.1 per cent year-onyear

in the first half of 2019, and

new Plug-in Hybrid variants will

further widen the appeal of the

line-up.

“In the first half of 2019,

electrified models accounted

for around one in seven Kia

cars sold in Europe, a trend

which is only accelerating,”

Herrera added. “While other

brands talk about their future

plans for electrification, Kia

has already launched a whole

range of electrified vehicles. Our

line-up of mild-hybrid, hybrid,

plug-in hybrid and electric cars

now provide buyers with more

choice and lower running costs

across multiple segments.”

The Kia XCeed and Ceed

Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid

will be built in Žilina, Slovakia

– the first plug-in models built

by the brand in Europe. Kia’s

unrivalled seven-year, 100,000-

mile warranty are offered as

standard, extending to cover

the new powertrain’s battery

pack and motor. Built exclusively

for Europe, sales of these

new models will commence

at the beginning of 2020. UK

specification, pricing and onsale

date will be announced in

due course.

Plug-in power with low

emissions and all-electric

driving capability

The new Kia XCeed and Ceed

Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrids

offer a compelling alternative to

conventional petrol and diesel

models. The new powertrain

combines an 8.9 kWh lithiumpolymer

battery pack, a 44.5 kW

electric motor, and an efficient

1.6-litre ‘Kappa’ four-cylinder

GDI (gasoline direct injection)

engine. The powertrain’s total

power and torque output is

139 bhp (141 ps) and 265 Nm,

enabling the Ceed Sportswagon

to accelerate from 0-to-100 kph

in 10.8 seconds, and the Kia

XCeed in 11.0 seconds.

The powertrain is paired

with a six-speed dual-clutch

auto transmission (6DCT),

allowing drivers to shift gear

for themselves, ensuring a

more enjoyable drive than

other hybrid vehicles equipped

with electronic continuouslyvariable

transmissions (e-CVT).

Traditional e-CVT hybrids convert

a portion of engine output

through the electric motor,

resulting in power losses from

energy conversion. Kia’s 6DCT

differs by allowing the full output

of both the engine and motor to

be transferred in parallel through

the transmission, with minimal

loss of energy.

Standard regenerative

braking technology allows the

new Plug-in Hybrid models

to harvest kinetic energy and

recharge their battery packs

while coasting or braking,

further enhancing the overall

efficiency of the powertrain.

Kia is targeting an all-electric

range of around 60 kilometres

for both vehicles, enabling

drivers to complete the majority

of daily drives and short

commutes on electric power

alone. CO2 emissions for the

new Plug-in Hybrid variants are

pending homologation and will

be revealed prior to start-ofsales.

Both vehicles are equipped

with Kia’s new Virtual Engine

Sound System, an audible

warning system which activates

in electric-only mode at low

speeds or when reversing. The

system generates virtual sound

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suited to meet your personal requirements.

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with plenty of space and flexibility inside, this

sophisticated family car can accommodate four

adults comfortably.

Optima

From £1,049 Advance Payment.

This stylish saloon car offers a generous

amount of space inside & high levels of comfort

for the family to enjoy. Estate version also

available from £1,499 advance payment.

All-New Sportage

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

This popular SUV provides a premium quality

interior with a great range of driver assistance

technology, as well as tonnes of space inside

and in the boot.

Stonic

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

This compact small crossover SUV combines

practicality, style and versatility, ensuring an

all-round great choice of car.

Your Kia Motability package includes: Insurance • Servicing and maintenance • Replacement tyres • Annual car tax

• Windscreen replacement • Many adaptations at no extra cost • 60,000 mileage allowance over 3 year lease

All our sales executives are trained and accredited by Motability Operations –

give them a call today to discuss your requirements.

YEAR WARRANTY

QUALITY REDEFINED

Ken Edwards Brown Motors (Harlow) Kia (Worcester) Ken Brown (Stevenage)

4419 - Main 46 Potter Road, Street, Kempsey, Harlow Worcester, CM17 9AQWR5 3PAShephall Way, Stevenage SG2 9RW

01279 Tel: 01905 453334829000

01438 902483

www.kenbrownmotors.co.uk

www.edwardsmotors.co.uk

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levels of up to 59 dBA to safely

notify pedestrians of the car’s

presence.

New design features and

interior technologies to

differentiate Plug-in Hybrid

models

Both new models feature

their own distinctive design

features to differentiate them

from other petrol and diesel

models in the Kia XCeed and

Ceed Sportswagon line-ups.

Each car has a new closed

‘tiger-nose’ grille at the front

of the car to aid aerodynamic

efficiency, and Sportswagon

models feature distinct ‘eco

plug-in’ exterior badges. The

charging port is integrated

into the left front wing of each

car. Equipped as standard

with 16-inch aluminium alloy

wheels, each model gets

its own new wheel design,

and optional 17-inch wheels

(Ceed Sportswagon) and

18-inch wheels (Kia XCeed)

are available. The Ceed

Sportswagon is specially fitted

with bumpers from the Ceed

Sportswagon GT-Line models,

aiding air flow and providing a

sportier overall appearance.

Inside, the sporty cabin

design retains the same

driver-oriented dashboard, low

seating position and everyday

ergonomics of the existing

Ceed line-up. However, the new

Plug-in Hybrid models feature

a range of new functionalities

to enhance usability for owners

looking to extract the most out

of the new powertrain.

Both vehicles are equipped

with a charging indicator, a

visual aid to tell owners that

their car is charging or when

the battery is fully-charged. Its

location on top of the dashboard

means drivers can instantly

ascertain the car’s state of

charge at a glance from outside

the car (for instance, when it

is parked on their driveway at

home and the owner hasn’t left

the house yet).

Both cars offer Kia’s 8.0-inch

touchscreen infotainment, or an

optional 10.25-inch touchscreen

infotainment and navigation

system with Kia’s UVO Connect

telematics. Unique to the

new Plug-in Hybrid variants,

the systems incorporate new

functionality to help owners

locate available charging points

in their vicinity, or en route to

their navigation destination.

The screens can show relevant

information relating to the

powertrain, displaying remaining

charge levels in the battery and

energy usage graphics. Owners

can use the touchscreen

system to schedule when their

vehicle should charge when

plugged in at home, enabling

owners to take advantage of

cheaper off-peak energy tariffs.

Both infotainment systems offer

Apple CarPlay and Android

Auto as standard, while the

optional 10.25-inch touchscreen

navigation system features

Kia Ceed Sportswagon PHEV

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Drive Worry Free for 3 years

Kia’s ‘All-Inclusive Motability Package’ including

insurance, breakdown and servicing cover, adaptations

and annual road tax. Book a test drive today.

‘Search Kia Motability Ipswich’

Marshall Kia Ipswich

2 Augusta Close, The Havens, Ipswich IP3 9SS

Tel: 01473 877168 • marshall.co.uk/kia

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Kia XCeed PHEV

Bluetooth ® multi-connection,

enabling occupants to connect

two mobile devices at once.

The instrument cluster

features unique visuals for

the Plug-in Hybrid powertrain,

displaying remaining charge

levels, anticipated electriconly

range and the flow of

energy between the battery

pack, engine and electric

motor. Available as an option,

Kia’s new fully-digital 12.3-

inch ‘Supervision’ instrument

cluster is designed to deliver

information as clearly as

possible with a range of unique

graphics displays. The highresolution

1920x720-pixel

Supervision display replaces

conventional speedometer and

tachometer dials currently found

in the brand’s passenger cars

with a single, seamless display.

The ‘Driver Only’ heating,

ventilation and air-conditioning

system – activated with a new

button on the dashboard –

instantly deactivates airflow

to all cabin vents except

those nearest the driver.

This is designed to reduce

the draw on battery energy

from the ventilation system,

while still keeping the driver at

their preferred temperature.

Unlike conventional ventilation

systems, Kia’s ‘Driver Only’

system doesn’t simply

restrict airflow to certain

vents, rerouting it elsewhere;

instead, it switches off the fans

themselves, reducing energy

use at source.

Intelligent powertrain

packaging and everyday

usability

The Ceed model line-up

was engineered from the start

to accommodate new hybrid

powertrains. This means that

the adoption of a Plug-in Hybrid

powertrain in the Kia XCeed and

Ceed Sportswagon has had a

minimal impact on packaging,

with the structure adapted

from the start to contain the

powertrain’s battery pack.

The 8.9 kWh battery pack is

located alongside the 37-litre

fuel tank beneath the rear

bench, unlike many other plugin

hybrid vehicles, in which the

battery pack takes up valuable

cargo space. As a Plug-in

Hybrid, the Ceed Sportswagon

– the most practical iteration of

the Ceed range – provides 437

litres of luggage space, and up

to 1,506 litres with the 40:20:40

split-fold rear seats folded

down. Luggage capacity in the

Kia XCeed Plug-in Hybrid is 291

litres, growing to 1,243 litres

with the rear folded down. There

is a dedicated space beneath

the boot floor of each car to

store the charging cable when

not in use.

Both models will be available

with an optional Towing Pack for

towing braked loads – a rarity

among cars in the hybrid class.

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Worry-free motoring from

Nil Advance Payment.

From city cars to SUVs, our wide range of Kia vehicles

available on the Motability scheme means we have

something for everyone. Plus, our specialist Motability

adaptations can ensure your shiny new Kia vehicle is

suited to meet your personal requirements.

Picanto

Nil Advance Payment on all models.

The small and compact Picanto is the perfect

city car. It’s surprisingly practical for its size

with a great range of technology too.

Rio

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

This compact hatchback has plenty of head

and leg room in the front with great storage

for drinks and your smartphone, and a

surprisingly spacious boot.

Venga

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

A spacious hatchback, with enough room

for an active lifestyle. Also benefit from

a great range of driver assistance features.

All-New Ceed

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

This family hatchback is highly practical and

economical, as well as being incredibly stylish

with plenty of state-of-the-art driver assistance

technology on board.

All-New Ceed SW

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

The estate version of the Ceed - perfect if

you need extra boot space, which comprises a

whopping 600 litres of storage.

Proceed

From £1,549 Advance Payment.

Boasting a stunning shooting brake body

with plenty of space and flexibility inside, this

sophisticated family car can accommodate four

adults comfortably.

Optima

From £1,049 Advance Payment.

This stylish saloon car offers a generous

amount of space inside & high levels of comfort

for the family to enjoy. Estate version also

available from £1,499 advance payment.

All-New Sportage

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

This popular SUV provides a premium quality

interior with a great range of driver assistance

technology, as well as tonnes of space inside

and in the boot.

Stonic

Nil Advance Payment on selected models.

This compact small crossover SUV combines

practicality, style and versatility, ensuring an

all-round great choice of car.

Your Kia Motability package includes: Insurance • Servicing and maintenance • Replacement tyres • Annual car tax

• Windscreen replacement • Many adaptations at no extra cost • 60,000 mileage allowance over 3 year lease

All our sales executives are trained and accredited by Motability Operations –

give them a call today to discuss your requirements.

YEAR WARRANTY

QUALITY REDEFINED

Eden Motor Group

Ken Brown (Harlow)

Ken Brown (Stevenage)

44 - 46 Potter Street, Harlow Basingstoke CM17 9AQ01256 355221 Shephall | Reading Way, 0118 Stevenage 3344 477 SG2 9RW

Wokingham 0118 9780380 | Wycombe 01494 479700

01279 453334 01438 902483

www.kenbrownmotors.co.uk

www.edenmotorgroup.com

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Vindis Group has a number of Audi centres across the Eastern region all offering

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Our centres are equipped and our teams trained to assist you from purchasing

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To find out more please visit vindisgroup.com/motability or contact your local

Vindis Audi centre.

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