CAR TALK

 
Ryan Borroff
Vauxhall’s new urban-chic small car
Vauxhall has released images of its new urban-chic small car which will be launched at this year’s Paris motor show in September. Called Adam, the three-door, four-seater has a distinctive two-tone “floating” roof and will be offered with a choice of three petrol engines with optional start/stop technology and a five-speed manual gearbox.

Seat’s third-gen Leon
Seat has released images of its forthcoming third generation Leon. Shorter than its predecessor but with a longer wheelbase and a bigger interior; sculptured, more muscular looks give it a more assertive character, which is most apparent in its full-LED headlamps and daytime running lights. The engine range includes a 104bhp 1.6 TDI unit capable of 74.3mpg and a CO2 figure of just 99g/km.

All hail Aston’s most powerful Vantage ever
Aston Martin’s most powerful Vantage droptop ever, the £150,000 limited edition V12 Vantage Roadster, has been unveiled. Powered by a normally aspirated V12 6.0-litre engine, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox generating 517PS, the car is capable of 0-62mph sprint in 4.5 seconds and 190mph. It has a revised chassis and a more pronounced boot lid with “flip” to reduce rear lift and improve stability.