Massimo Pini reports on the latest petrol-electric hybrid RAV4.
Global Vehicle Trust has revealed the world’s first ‘flat-pack’ truck - the OX - at London’s Roundhouse. Designed to provide low-cost all-terrain mobility for remote parts of Africa and the developing world, the truck was penned by McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray. The brief called for a lightweight and cost effective way of transporting heavy goods - with high ground clearance and low maintenance. The Ox arrives ‘flat packed’ within its own chassis and can be assembled by a small team with set of included tools. With testing underway, the aim now is to raise further funds to take the project to fruition.
As headline sponsor of London’s Clerkenwell Design Week, Renault chose the event for the UK debut of its all-new Scenic which took centre stage in Spa Fields Park, forming part of a showcase of leading product design from around the world. The 5-seater Scenic features some unconventional MPV design cues, a two-tone colour scheme and huge 20-inch wheels fitted as standard across the range. A choice of petrol, diesel and Hybrid engines will be available when the Scenic goes on sale later this year. The Clerkenwell Design Week is open until 26 May.
BMW has added a new Gran Tourer to its 2 Series range. The big brother to the recently launched 2 Series Active Tourer has more space, with seating for up to seven and luggage capacity of 1,905 litres with the seats folded. An all-wheel drive version will be available from launch, and power comes from a choice of five newly developed turbo engines offering up to 192bhp with the most frugal returning as much as 72.4 mpg. The 2 Series Gran Tourer will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.