The Peugeot 308 GT-Hybrid tech for the Jeep Wrangler-Tesla Model X
This month will mark the arrival of the brand new Peugeot 308 GT. It is to be a more power focused version of the current 308 and adds new specifications to the car. The 308 trim levels are being heavily spoken of by car fans this week as it was revealed yesterday that the 508 and the RCZ would also both receive the treatment later on this year. But before they arrive,the 308 takes its bow this month in GT form. So what new features can you expect to find taking their place on the new model that could potentially have you thinking of purchasing one?
Well the big treat for fans is the addition of a 1.6 litre, turbocharged petrol engine that will carry the car through to top speeds of 146 miles per hour and putting out 202bhp. Co2 emissions have also been improved upon seeing 130g/km emitted. The car is made available in either estate form or a standard five door hatchback variant. LED lighting and a retuned suspension system are just some of the treats that the 308 GT has in store. Alcantara leather massaging seats and a panoramic sunroof are some of the biggest highlights you can expect to receive with the new addition from the French firm. The car is on sale for £24,095.
Tesla confirm four wheel drive for the Model X
Whilst all eyes have been on the Detroit motoring event this week, Tesla have been busy doing some work on their website and to be more specific, revealing new details on their forthcoming Model X. The brand have made some adjustments to the vehicles page on their website which shows that a four wheel drive platform will come along with the new Model X. Many Model S components are expected to be carried over to the Model X,with both 60kwh and 85kwh motors to be offered. Tesla has stated that from a full singular charge, we can expect the Model X to make a travelling distance of around three hundred miles possible. The vehicle is badged as a 2016 model but customers can order theirs right now via the Tesla website.
Jeep incorporating hybrid technology?
American auto maker Jeep are popular for their SUV models which react perfectly to both on and off road surfaces. One of their biggest sellers around the world is the Cherokee. Another vehicle they are known for though is the Wrangler. If you are a fan of the vehicle then you may be pleased to know, Jeep maybe planning some new hybrid technology for the motor. A new version of this car is on the way to market in 2017 and Jeep have recently spoken out about it, claiming that they would like to use hybrid technology inside of it. Mike Manley who is the head of Jeep made a comment stating that there is potential for hybrid power trains for their market but he is showing concern over battery life and off road surfaces. Nothing is set in stone regarding this as of yet but the option is certainly there aswell as a new diesel engine which could also find its way into the car in 2017.