Volvo has launched the world's first commercially available in-car delivery service.
Fiat has unveiled a new pick-up called the Fullback.
The new pick-up truck is named after the cornerstone Fullback position in rugby and will be available in the UK in autumn 2016.
Unveiled at the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show, the new, medium-duty pick-up will join Fiat's Professional range and will be available in double cab body style configuration only for the UK, making it an 'ideal vehicle' for both commercial and leisure time activities, says Fiat.
Measuring up to 1,780mm in height, 1,815 mm in width and 5,285mm in length, with a wheelbase of 3,000mm, the Fullback will offer a 'competitive payload' of 1,045 kg and will be powered by a 2.4-litre, aluminium, turbo-diesel engine with a power output of either 150hp or 180hp. Two transmissions will be available, a new six-speed manual gearbox or a five-speed automatic transmission with sports mode, and both will be combined with a four-wheel drive system.
The Fullback is Fiat Professional's first contender in the medium-duty pick-up truck segment in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region. Visitors to the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show will also be able to see the Fiat Fullback equipped with a selection of special accessories currently under development by Mopar, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' brand for after-sales service.
Available in the UK in two trim levels, pricing and specifications will be announced closer to the vehicle's launch in autumn 2016.
Nissan has previewed its 'Teatro for Dayz' ahead of a reveal at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.
The innovative concept signals a new direction in mobile technology according to Nissan. Designed especially for the 'digital native generation', this vision of near-future vehicles 'departs from convention and marks a shift in perception'.
Nissan describes the target group as 'share natives' due to the nature of sharing on social media. The Teatro for Dayz is a combination of mobile technologies unlike any previously imagined in a car. Nissan's research indicated that minicars will be the vehicle of choice for share natives. "In addition to being compact, minicars remind them of the handy mobile devices they carry in their pockets," says Product Planning General Manager Hidemi Sasaki. Electric Vehicle (EV) technology is a must for this generation. "Share natives are already accustomed to recharging their devices at home, so EVs fit their lifestyles far better than cars that require regular visits to a gas station." With a driving range ample for short commutes, the concept can serve as a giant mobile battery, which can be used anywhere to recharge mobile devices.
Sasaki says that Nissan has identified some common car interests among share natives. "First, they tend to look beyond the car's basic role of transportation. They want a car to be a versatile tool for creativity like a smartphone. This is different from customising a car. It is more like the ability to modify a car to meet their mood at that moment. Share natives will use cars in ways we would never imagine. So we thought from the perspective of designing a car that would serve as a canvas for their inspiration."
From concept to interior and exterior design, the Teatro for Dayz is described as a simple, clean canvas. When the car is in drive mode, meters, controls and maps appear on a pure white instrument panel. As information illuminates on the white instrument panel, the driver can freely adjust the size and position of the meters, gauges and car navigation information on the instrument screen. Unnecessary information can be hidden.
When parked, the concept transforms into an entirely new device. The whole interior, starting with the instrument panel, becomes a live display for a generation wired for connectivity. The interior's design can be changed to match the look to the season, as can the exterior. Externally it is fitted with LED screens that enable further self-expression, with any experience in or around the car able to be shared instantly via an onboard camera. The solid white interior suggests infinite possibilities for display, as technology evolves and share natives contribute ideas through feedback, the variety of ways the interior could serve as a 'digital native theatre' will expand, says Nissan.
The Tokyo Motor Show opens to the public on October 30 to November 8.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has confirmed the UK's own regulator will be retesting Volkswagen's diesel engines, as the emissions scandal continues to unravel.
Lotus displayed its new Evora 400 in London's Trafalgar Square at an event celebrating Malaysian culture in the UK.
Mercedes is following in the tradition of the open-top S-Class from the period of 1961 to 1971 by reviving its S-Class Cabriolet.
The Department of Transport's Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: 2014 Annual Report has confirmed there were 1,775 reported road deaths in 2014 - an increase of 4 per cent compared with 2013.
Lexus has confirmed the new RX will start at £39,995 OTR.
The Kia cee'd family has become the first range to be fitted with the company's advanced new powertrains.
Singer-songwriter Ella Eyre has taken delivery of a new Fiat 500, after adding her voice to its new TV commercial.
The new BMW X1 is set to go on sale on 24 October.
Following its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the first of the all-new Vauxhall Astras are set to arrive in UK showrooms in October, priced from £15,295 on-the-road.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) have revealed that while testing diesel cars from the Volkswagen Group, they detected manipulations that violate American environmental standards.
MINI's new Clubman has received its UK premiere, as part of the GQ Style Night out.
Ferrari gave its new 488 Spider a world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) revealed its new James Bond cars - the Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and Land Rover Defender - to the public for the first time
The UK car industry united for a unique send-off to the Frankfurt Motor Show, with a thumbs up from Business Secretary Sajid Javid.
Honda will debut a new Civic Tourer Active Life concept at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.
Vauxhall has confirmed its all-new Astra Sports Tourer is to debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Ford will debut the all-new Edge at the Frankfurt Motor Show.