Motoring news in brief
Delivery charge for the Twizy
My review last week of the Renault Twizy over the streets of Dublin prompted quite a response. Among them was a question I had asked but didn't do so in time for last week – is there a delivery charge and if so how much?
Renault here told me: "Delivery remains the same as the rest of the range at maximum recommended delivery charge of €700."
Which to my way of reckoning means the Twizy with windows and doors could cost €12,495 (€9,995 cost), plus €800 for doors and windows, plus delivery.
Alfa's Giuletta gets pulling power with hi-tech oil burner
ALFA's facelifted Giuletta is getting the newest diesel engine in a fairly wide revisions. It will be shown at Frankfurt next week.
The new 2-litre JTDM delivers 150bhp and is claimed to have the best low-rev pulling power (torque) in its class.
Nissan to blaze X-Trail with its latest off-roader
Nissan have teased us with a first official 'image' of its new X-Trail.
Of course they will show it off at next week's Frankfurt motor show with arrival expected for New Year sales. Expect it to have noticeably better handling and ride for the tarmac.