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  • distinctive design and world class engineering adds another dimension to the Range Rover family further enhancing its desirability and appeal The Evoque Convertible s eye catching exterior features a folding fabric roof incorporated into the car s silhouette with a Z fold mechanism that lays flush with the rear for a sleek appearance Currently the longest and widest fabric roof fitted to any vehicle the roof can be stowed in 18 seconds at speeds of up to 30mph and then raised in as little as 21 seconds According to Land Rover with the roof up it provides noise insulation that s on par with the regular Evoque while the roof also leaves the 251 litre boot untouched for all the same practicality Inside the Evoque Convertible gets an all new 10 2 inch touchscreen with the InControl Touch Pro infotainment system along with smartphone integration sat nav and 3G connectivity It also comes with a Roll Over Protection Device that features deployable roll over bars hidden in the rear bodywork which spring out in a roll over situation to protect the car s occupants Power comes courtesy of Land Rover s 2 0 litre Ingenium diesel engines which can return fuel economy of up to 55mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 149g km while a 238bhp petrol is also available Four wheel drive is standard along with a nine speed automatic transmission while other features include a Terrain Response system Wade Sensing and an All Terrain Progress Control Built at Land Rover s plant in Halewood the all new Range Rover Evoque Convertible is the fifth member of the Range Rover family and is due to arrive in dealerships from early next year Hopefully you ve had as much fun reading this article as we had writing it make

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  • Speed Cameras Blamed For Causing Bad Driving
    speed camera locations is an average of six times higher than at other areas which made up the journeys In some speed camera locations studied the number of hard braking events is 11 times higher than the average elsewhere In this study a hard braking event is defined as a decrease in speed of 6 5mph or more over a one second time period abrupt enough to send items placed on the car seats such as bags tumbling into the footwell The worst speed camera location in terms of frequency of hard braking events was found to be the M4 near Boston Manor rail station That s followed closely by the speed camera area on Rochdale Road in Middleton Greater Manchester and the A4146 Leighton Buzzard Road in Hemel Hempstead It has also been found in the study that at as many as 80 per cent of speed camera locations there is a spike in the number of hard braking events The founding director of Wunelli Paul Stacy commented I m not in favour of speeding and not averse to speed cameras But these findings really put into question the value of speed cameras as a road safety tool Instead they appear to encourage poor driving behaviour After hard braking drivers often speed up again Questions must be asked about the long term effectiveness of these cameras Hopefully you ve had as much fun reading this article as we had writing it make sure to get in touch with us if you have any questions about new cars for sale or PCP deals We can be reached through our Facebook page give us a Like and leave us a comment or by messaging us at Oneswoop on Twitter Recent Articles Electric signs show fuel prices at M5 stations Leeds University

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  • Jaguar E-Type Named The Best British Car Ever
    Speed Six McLaren F1 the original Range Rover and the Jaguar XKSS The winner was confirmed at the start of Classic Sports Car magazine s London Show The Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations John Edwards commented This a fantastic accolade for one of Jaguar s most recognisable models ever built The Jaguar Heritage business aims to support loyal and passionate customers so that models such as the E type can continue to be maintained and enjoyed across the generations Even before receiving this award the Jaguar E Type was already unquestionably one of the most iconic cars to ever be built in Britain Originally unveiled to the public back in 1961 Jaguar originally intended to make the E Type as purely a race car but it instead developed into a grand tourer available in open two seater or fixed head coupe body styles Upon its release Ferrari s founder Enzo Ferrari famously called the E Type the most beautiful car ever made As well as being a hit with those in the car industry the Jaguar E Type s popularity attracted numerous celebrity owners The distinguished list includes Steve McQueen Sir Jackie Stewart Frank Sinatra and George Best Nowadays Jaguar sells the F Type sports car which is considered the spiritual successor to the E Type and is similarly offered in two seater convertible or coupe guises Hopefully you ve had as much fun reading this article as we had writing it make sure to get in touch with us if you have any questions about new cars for sale or PCP deals We can be reached through our Facebook page give us a Like and leave us a comment or by messaging us at Oneswoop on Twitter Recent Articles Electric signs show fuel prices at M5

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  • Hyundai Genesis To Become A Stand-Alone Luxury Brand
    to have a range of six new models for the Genesis range by 2020 How many if any of these new Genesis branded cars will reach the UK car market is currently unclear However Hyundai does currently offer the Genesis saloon in Britain The Hyundai Genesis saloon is currently priced from 48 005 and rivals the likes of the BMW 5 Series Mercedes E Class and Jaguar XF The sort of premium cars it goes up against along with its big 3 8 litre V6 engine makes the Genesis stick out next to all other current Hyundais Hyundai has recently established the Prestige Design Division which aims to create new distinct exterior and interior designs for the Genesis saloon The Division has already been launched in Asia North America and the Middle East and Hyundai are reportedly aiming to expand it to European markets A car of a similar size and design to the current Genesis saloon is likely to feature amongst the six model range in the upcoming Genesis sub brand What other cars will feature in this sub brand is unclear but could potentially include a 3 Series rivalling compact saloon a compact crossover and a luxury 4x4 Hopefully you ve had as much fun reading this article as we had writing it make sure to get in touch with us if you have any questions about new cars for sale or PCP deals We can be reached through our Facebook page give us a Like and leave us a comment or by messaging us at Oneswoop on Twitter Recent Articles Electric signs show fuel prices at M5 stations Leeds University develops drones to fix potholes McLaren begins Sports Series production 2016 Toyota Prius pricing announced The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible is here Speed cameras blamed for

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  • Nissan Concept Previews New Leaf Design And Autonomous Driving
    and a low roof line to create a more aerodynamic almost coupe like profile With a body shell made entirely out of lightweight carbon fibre the Nissan IDS is not only fully electric but also has an autonomous driving mode called Piloted Drive With Piloted Drive onboard the IDS and any other cars utilising it are able to maintain station by itself while in a single lane It will be most useful therefore while driving on a motorway or dual carriageway The Piloted Drive function on the IDS can imitate how it is driven and use information on road conditions provided by sensors to corner accelerate and brake in an appropriate manner while keeping the car in its lane Drivers will be able to choose whether to have Piloted Drive mode on or switch to a manual setting and retain full control of the vehicle Even in the manual setting the various cameras lasers and radar sensors used for Piloted Drive will still allow it to anticipate and react to any danger caused by other road users Nissan is aiming to introduce Piloted Drive to new cars sold in Japan by the end of 2016 Realistically then the earliest this autonomous driving feature will reach the UK market is 2017 the same time that the next generation Nissan LEAF is rumoured to be scheduled for arrival Hopefully you ve had as much fun reading this article as we had writing it make sure to get in touch with us if you have any questions about new cars for sale or PCP deals We can be reached through our Facebook page give us a Like and leave us a comment or by messaging us at Oneswoop on Twitter Recent Articles Electric signs show fuel prices at M5 stations Leeds University develops

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  • R ever at this year s SEMA show in Las Vegas Called the N Attack package Nissan s Nismo racing division has taken the regular GT R Nismo and modified it into a track capable monster designed specifically for the Nurburgring It s so fast in fact that it can tackle the infamous Nordschleife track in an incredible 7 08 679 time ahead of hypercar glitterati like the McLaren F1 Pagani Zonda F and Gumpert Apollo Sport Two versions of the N Attack package are available with a track focused A Kit including upgraded suspension and brakes improved aerodynamics and carbon intercooler piping The A Kit also gets dedicated front and rear limited slip differentials and carbon shell front seats while the rear seats have been removed altogether to dramatically reduce weight For those looking for something a little more liveable Nissan also offers a B Kit which keeps the GT R Nismo s regular seats and doesn t include the new front and rear differentials Manufactured at Nismo s Omori Factory the N Attack package has to be specially ordered from California based Steve Millen Sportparts though whether it ll be distributed in Europe has yet to be announced Hopefully you ve had as much fun reading this article as we had writing it make sure to get in touch with us if you have any questions about new cars for sale or PCP deals We can be reached through our Facebook page give us a Like and leave us a comment or by messaging us at Oneswoop on Twitter Recent Articles Electric signs show fuel prices at M5 stations Leeds University develops drones to fix potholes McLaren begins Sports Series production 2016 Toyota Prius pricing announced The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible is here Speed cameras blamed for

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  • Mazda Showcases Lightweight MX-5 Concepts
    the MX 5 into an even more lightweight and more driver focused vehicle Both of the cars also feature retro styling touches inspired by classic convertible cars To achieve these goals both of the Mazda concepts feature a comprehensive amount of aftermarket parts which came from various suppliers The MX 5 Spyder decked out in a Mercury Silver paint job features a carbon fibre aero kit 17 inch alloy racing wheels and a bespoke natural full grain leather interior Meanwhile the MX 5 Speedster appears even more like an old school race car since it has no sort of roof featured at all The Speedster puts greater emphasis on saving weight than the Spyder does Other design highlights of the Speedster include the all new carbon fibre doors and the custom 16 inch alloy wheels While a standard new Mazda MX 5 has a relatively low kerb weight of 1 057kg the Speedster version weighs in at just 973kg A Mazda design manager Ken Saward commented Both MX 5 Spyder and MX 5 Speedster are uncompromising designs that highlight the core strengths of MX 5 A regular Mazda MX 5 can be bought new in the UK right now for a starting price of 18 495 Hopefully you ve had as much fun reading this article as we had writing it make sure to get in touch with us if you have any questions about new cars for sale or PCP deals We can be reached through our Facebook page give us a Like and leave us a comment or by messaging us at Oneswoop on Twitter Recent Articles Electric signs show fuel prices at M5 stations Leeds University develops drones to fix potholes McLaren begins Sports Series production 2016 Toyota Prius pricing announced The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible

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  • To make it quicker the XC90 is set to receive a chassis upgrade and new power boosting components courtesy of Polestar which was fully taken over by Volvo back in July It has recently been reported that Polestar are developing an all new four cylinder petrol engine that ll produce at least 350bhp This new unit is set to arrive not just for the XC90 but will also replace the engines used in the Polestar versions of the S60 and V60 Both currently use a turbocharged straight six petrol engine with around 345bhp While the XC90 is set to add a new performance enhanced model to its range it is currently unconfirmed as to whether Volvo intend to specifically call it the XC90 Polestar The idea however is believed to be under consideration by Volvo The Swedish manufacturer is also reportedly considering a separate high performance hybrid version of the XC90 Currently the XC90 is available with a T8 plug in hybrid powertrain which combines a 2 0 litre petrol engine and electric motor to produce a combined output of 395bhp Likely rivals for a high performance version of the Volvo XC90 would include the BMW X5 M Porsche Cayenne and Range Rover Sport Hopefully you ve had as much fun reading this article as we had writing it make sure to get in touch with us if you have any questions about new cars for sale or PCP deals We can be reached through our Facebook page give us a Like and leave us a comment or by messaging us at Oneswoop on Twitter Recent Articles Electric signs show fuel prices at M5 stations Leeds University develops drones to fix potholes McLaren begins Sports Series production 2016 Toyota Prius pricing announced The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible is here

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