New 70 Plate : Three exciting new models26 August 2020
The new 70 plate is just around the corner, and we've picked 3 exciting new models.
Hondas first fully electric car, and a nostalgia trip too. The Honda e is available in two trim levels, the 'e' and 'e advanced', with elements and cues from the original 1970's Civic and Japanese Kei cars, the Honda e is the perfect city car.
With a torquey 300nm electric motor and 148hp, it's great for nipping and zipping around tight inner-city streets and also shorter motorway runs, it only has a range of up to 125 miles but as a city car, you'll not need much more between charges.
Packed with innovated technology, featuring 3 screens which are fully customisable including Apple Carplay and Android Auto. At the edges of the dashboard are two more screens for the wing cameras instead of mirrors, the retro looks are purely on the outside with the cabin feeling modern and fresh.
Ford has brought the Puma name back, in the form of a small SUV and just like the original Puma, this version is based on the Fiesta platform.
This little family SUV competes directly with the head-turning Nissan Juke and germanic boxy VW T-Cross, with its curvy body and aggressive front grille.
It might not be the biggest of SUV's in terms of boot space but does have a clever solution in the form of the 'Megabox', and the adjustable boot floor adding 80 litres to the capacity in the form of a hose clean (with removable drain plug) storage box where the spare wheel would normally be.
The Puma is also available with mild-hybrid technology.
The new Sportback and Saloon A3's arrived this Summer, featuring shaper lines, bigger arches and an overall sportier and more aggressive look to it.
Currently available in a choice of 2 engines 150bhp engines, a 1.5 TFSI petrol or a 2.0 TDI, with the addition of a Quattro driveline, mild and plug-in hybrids to follow
The interior has been given a refresh over the previous model, featuring a 10.25' virtual cockpit display, and 10.1" infotainment screen, improvements to the front seats giving greater comfort on longer trips.