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Highways England Limit to 60 mph

Following extensive research and trial, Highways England has given the green light for the speed limit around road works to be 60mph, up from the previous limit of 50mph. more

Added 28th July 2020

Ineos Grenadier 4x4 Revealed

INEOS Automotive today reveals the exterior design of the Grenadier, its forthcoming, no-nonsense 44 vehicle for the world, another step on the road towards start of production. more

Added 2nd July 2020

Land Rover Launches Defender Commercial

Land Rover is to launch commercial versions of its new Defender 4x4 later this year, priced from 35,500 (ex-VAT). more

Added 30th June 2020

New Mild Hybrid Focus Delivers 17% Fuel Improvement

New Mild Hybrid Focus Delivers 17% Fuel Improvement

Ford has introduced a new 48V mild-hybrid Focus to the range, complete with cylinder deactivation, which together can improve fuel economy by up to 17%.

The new car is available from £23,610 and features a 1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid producing 155hp with 116g/km CO2 emissions (WLTP). The car maker says that represents a 17% fuel efficiency improvement compared with the outgoing equivalent combination of 150hp 1.5‑litre EcoBoost petrol engine and six-speed manual transmission on the NEDC test cycle. Fuel economy is rated at 51.4mpg.

The car also features a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and will later this year be improved further with Local Hazard Information via connected car technology.

Local Hazard Information notifications are delivered independent of sat-nav – sourced from local authorities, emergency services, and driving data from other vehicles connected to “the cloud”.

Notifications of hazards including road works; broken down vehicles; animals, pedestrians and objects in the carriageway; and even hazardous driving conditions are delivered to the vehicle over-the-air, giving drivers advanced warning of developing situations beyond their field of vision.

“What makes Local Hazard Information different is that it is the cars that are connected – via the Internet of Things. There is no reliance on third party apps,” said Joerg Beyer, executive director, Engineering, Ford of Europe. “This is a significant step forward. Warnings are specific, relevant and tailored to try to help improve your specific journey.”

A new Focus Zetec Edition variant includes a wireless charging pad and navigation for the SYNC 3 voice-activated connectivity system with 8-inch touchscreen, all designed to appeal to business drivers. Front and rear parking sensors and electric folding mirrors are also fitted as standard.

Focus ST-Line Edition and Focus Active Edition now also come with additional standard equipment: auto-dimming rear-view mirror; rain-sensing wipers; and keyless entry.

Source: Fleet World Group


Added: 23rd June 2020

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