Suzuki will unveil their new Vitara in Ireland today.
The fourth generation of the popular SUV goes on sale next month. Details are skimpy in advance of today's unveiling, but I reckon the entry-level model could start under the €20,000 mark.
That would put it right on the money, if you'll forgive the pun, in that SUV/crossover sector. Full details next week.
Meanwhile, Suzuki's small-car Celerio is back in the showrooms after being recalled due to a brake fault.
Treading carefully: new 'hybrid' tyre aims to bridge gap
A 'HYBRID' tyre is being developed which has different tread areas. Its makers, Falken, say it could bridge demand from drivers who want sporty handling as well as efficiency from their plug-in hybrids.
It has been difficult to merge low rolling resistance to improve fuel consumption while giving a sharp, sporty feel to the drive.
But Falken claim their tyre might just do that. The outer part has low rolling resistance while the inner part has a curved surface to give greater contact with the road when the car is driven hard.
It will debut this month on Mitsubishi's Concept XR-PHEV II.
Bet on Monte Carlo costing under €19k
SKODA'S new Fabia Monte Carlo is due here in July. And you can expect prices to start under the €19,000 mark. The car was shown at Geneva in the Combi estate as well.
It has elements such as tinted panoramic glass roof, black 16/17ins alloys, optional sports suspension, black interior and special sports seats.