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Round-up: VW’s 82-mile electric van, Special edition Ranger Thunder, Ssangyong facelifts its Tivoli crossover

VW confirms pricing for 82-mile electric Transporter

Volkswagen has confirmed its first full electric light commercial van will be the ABT eTransporter, which will cost from £42,060 plus VAT and have an official range of just 82 miles. The Advanced trim level adds £3300, while Kombi crew vans are also to be offered by VW in both trim levels.

The load area of 6.7 cubic metres is unchanged by the switch to pure electric power, and VW said the payload is up to 1001kg, while an 80% charge will be possible in 45 minutes. The range is well below those announced by the PSA Group for its electric Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert and Vauxhall Vivaro electric vans, which are all around the 200-mile mark.


Special edition Ranger brings the Thunder

Ford Ranger Thunder 2020Ford has added a new special edition model to its Ranger pick-up line-up, with the Sea Grey-coloured Thunder limited to 1400 units in the UK and 30 for Ireland.

Developed from the Wildtrak model, the Thunder comes with exclusive interior and exterior treatments including red highlights on the grille and rear hoops, as well as 18-inch black alloy wheels and darkened head and tail light housing. Inside it features full leather seating and red stitching across the cabin. Power comes from the 213hp diesel engine, mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox. Pricing starts at £32,965 plus VAT.


Revised Ssangyong Tivoli: First pictures

Ssangyong has facelifted its Tivoli crossover model, with the headlines including new front and rear styling, new petrol engines, a new infotainment system and a revised interior.

Ssangyong Tivoi 2020With prices starting from under £14,000, the Tivoli will now be available with a choice of new 128hp 1.2 or 163hp petrol power, or the uprated 136hp diesel. All cars get a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty.

“This new Tivoli with more engine choice and an uprated diesel engine is further evidence of the brand’s re-generation and demonstrates the rapid progress being made as a specialist producer of 4x4s and SUVs,” said Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motors UK.


PSA sets fleet CO2 sales targets


Round-Up: Ford trials parking space finder, Ssangyong builds ambulance, Firms pledge to go electric