It has been rumoured that German sports car brand Porsche were to produce and sell an all electric version of their popular Panamera range. The model would have been set to be one of the biggest contenders locking horns with the likes of the Tesla Model S but today the company have officially stated that they are not producing the vehicle afterall. They have said that they are focusing all of their attention right now on new plug in hybrid technology which they are looking to offer in a vast amount of their current line up and future vehicles.
The head of research and development for the company Wolfgang Hatz released a comment on the matter today by saying “We are a sports car firm and that brings with it certain expectations. A Tesla is a fine car but you cannot drive it enthusiastically without losing range or performance too quickly. Until the technology offers a solution to these problems, we will not be looking at launching such a car”. A brand new Panamera model will go on sale in 2016 and will see many variants of the car come to dealerships.
Last week it was revealed that the Superb model from Skoda was officially in production and was in prototype form. Today the company have released design sketch images of the car which show the new direction in which the Czech firm are to take the car. The new Superb will go on its first public display from the Geneva motor show in March ahead of its release here in the United Kingdom shortly after.
The design of the vehicle adopts some similar features to the previously shown Vision C concept model with its body creases and sloping roofline being two of the biggest familiarities. The new Superb has been confirmed to be both longer and wider than the previous addition and will feature three diesel engines and a range of petrol options too. We look forward to seeing the car in its full form next year.
Nissan have opened up a brand new showroom making it their largest dealership open in the United Kingdom. The company have taken over the premises in Altrincham which was ran by Vertu motors. West Way Nissan now have a total of five showrooms located in the United Kingdom and are one of the biggest dealer groups open in Britain.
This is some great news for Nissan as they now look to embark upon the future as we enter the 2015 year. If this news wasn't good enough, the group have announced that at their new dealership located on Manchester Road Altrincham they will be offering local new customers free health checks on their current Nissan vehicles. So if you're in the area its definitely worth checking them out.