Quick news: Qashqai will get five-star safety new Volvo V40 engines
The brand new Nissan Qashqai has obtained five stars within the Euro NCAP safety tests. The Qashqai obtained well for occupant protection throughout a frontal impact, with testers confirming good driver protection over-all as well as an overall adult safety rating of 88 percent.
Toyota’s global design chief Tokuo Fukuichi continues to be hired president of Lexus and can assume his new responsibilities on 1 April. He’ll replace Kiyotaka Ise who moves to mind up Toyota’s R&D procedures.
The Volvo V40 is the latest model to benefit from the Swedish firm’s range of Drive-E powertrains. CO2 emissions can be dropped to as low as 85g/km on some models. Both the 242bhp turbocharged T5 and 187bhp D4 engines are available.
A specifically-produced ‘widebody’ form of the number Rover Sport is going to be proven in Geneva in a few days. The vehicle, produced by Startech, features carbonfibre exterior trim, a decreased ride height and 23-inch alloy wheels. Inside, there’s new Alcantara leather trim alongside extra wood and carbonfibre.
Production of the new Honda Fit is underway at the company’s new factory in Mexico. The factory will have an annual output of 200,000 units when it reaches full capacity later this year. The Fit will go on sale in the UK next year, but badged as usual as the Honda Jazz.