Quick news: posh new Hyundai; UK production up; noisy VW Amarok

Quick news: posh new Hyundai; UK production up; noisy VW Amarok

New Hyundai AG saloon shown at Busan motor show; latest figures show encouraging rise in UK car building; London Congestion Charge increases; Volkswagen reveals truck with 5000-watt sound system

Hyundai has shown off the exterior design of a new flagship premium saloon codenamed AG at the Busan motor show in South Korea. The front-wheel-drive saloon, which will go on sale in Korea in the second half of this year, adopts the manufacturer’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. At the show, Hyundai also displayed a revised version of its Grandeur saloon, which benefits from new and upgraded powertrain and tweaked exterior styling.

UK car production rose by 21.3 per cent in April compared to the same month in 2013. It is the biggest monthly rise in domestic car making since July 2012. A total of 133,437 vehicles were built in April, bringing the year-to-date total to 538,240. SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said: “New model introductions are fuelling growth, while Europe – which currently accounts for around half of exports – is now seeing an upturn in demand”.

About Autocar RSS Feed