Infiniti has confirmed its new Q70 saloon range will start at £32,650 on the road. The entry-level model includes full LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels and leather upholstery as standard while power comes from a 170PS, 2.2-litre diesel engine which replaces the 3.0-litre V6 diesel offered previously on the Premium trim. A 3.7-litre V6 petrol-powered version is also available, as well as the flagship Hybrid – priced at £46,600 on the road –which boasts a 0-62 time of 5.3 seconds and CO2 emissions of 145g/km.
Honda has revamped its CR-V for 2015. A restyled front end features HID projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights which flow into a new grille. The 2.2-litre diesel engine has been replaced by a new 160 PS 1.6-litre unit which can be mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The SUV’s interior has also been revised and features new technology such as Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control which automatically reacts to other vehicles ‘cutting-in’. Prices for the new-look Honda CR-V have yet to be announced.
Kia's all-new, second-generation Soul is now on sale. The compact SUV crossover offers more space in its revitalised cabin, says Kia, as well as enhanced safety and sharper driving dynamics thanks to a new chassis based on the Kia cee'd's. The new Soul is available with either a 1.6-litre petrol or turbodiesel engine - the latter returning over 56 miles per gallon on the combined cycle - while an all-electric model joins the line-up later this year. Prices start from £12,600 on the road.
Renault has revealed its all-new C-segment crossover - the Kadjar. Characterised by a new LED lighting signature, it will be powered by a choice of petrol and diesel engines with either two- or four-wheel-drive. Its high ground clearance, coupled with front and rear skid plates and up to19-inch rims, hint at the Kadjar’s off-road capabilities. Further details are set to be released at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, with a provisional UK showroom arrival set for the Autumn.
The Porsche Macan is making its UK debut in a specially constructed window display at the exclusive Harrods department store in London's Knightsbridge. Porsche's first ever compact SUV is appearing alongside the new 911 Turbo S and the Panamera S E-Hybrid until the 5th February, treating passers-by to the only opportunity to view the car until it reaches UK showrooms in April. Available to order now, prices for the V6-engined Macan range from £43,300 to £59,300.