hybrid drivetrain with a 1.4-litre turbopetrol combining with two electric motors powered by a 12.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Skoda reckons such a set-up is good for 0-100km/h in 7.4sec and fuel consumption of 2.3L/100km on average thanks to an EV range of 50km.
This is the Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze concept, previewing the new Polo-sized crossover. Expect the production version to have a roof but. The concept is a little longer than the current Cross Polo and is also wider with a longer wheelbase. How the T-Cross will look eventually is unclear but the interior features digital instruments and touch screen displays, and under the bonnet lies an 81kW, 1.0-litre three-potter with 175Nm. It powers the fronts via a seven-speed twin-clutch. T-Cross will form one of many new VW SUVs coming soon, including a Golf-based high-rider, a larger seven-seat Tiguan, and a new crossover positioned below Touareg.
Volvo’s T6 Drive-E engine is now available in the AWD S60 and V60 R-Design, and XC60 Luxury and R-Design variants. The twin-charger 2.0-litre four mates with the eight-speed auto and outputs 225kW and 400Nm in the XC60 Luxury. R-Design models get 228kW and 430Nm thanks to Polestar Optimisation. The S60 is said to hit 100km/h in 5.8sec and is rated at 6.9L/100km, while the V60 takes 0.1sec longer with 7.0L/100km its consumption claim. The XC60 is good for 6.8sec and 7.7L/100km. The S60 is $82,990, the V $2000 more, the XC60 Luxury is $86,990 and the R carries a $3K premium.