New 2020 Vauxhall Mokka-e revealed – big changes in store for this Puma rival

There has been much change at Vauxhall over the past few years, driven most progressively by its new French ownership and renewed enthusiasm for future models. After being bought out by PSA (parent company of Peugeot and Citroën) from General Motors, the brand’s revitalisation has only been in the form of promises rather than actions (ignoring the ill-fated rush job that is the new Corsa). That changes now though, as Vauxhall reveals its most progressive new model in a generation – the new Mokka-e.

Best not confused with its ancient predecessor, the all-new Mokka-e is derived from PSA’s new CMP platform and electric powertrain that have already been utilised on the new Peugeot e-208, e-2008, DS3 Crossback and aforementioned Corsa-e. But while the Corsa was rushed into production due to an awkward life cycle clash between it and other CMP models, the Mokka-e has been given time

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Lexus LC500 coupe subtly updated for 2020

Lexus has updated its highly underrated LC500 coupe with some subtle changes for the 2020 model year. It comprises a revised suspension tune, recalibrated powertrain software and some new trim options, all of which will also be found on the incoming LC500 Convertible that was revealed last year. UK pricing has been released, with the entry-level model starting at £80,100 and topping at £90,950 for the Sport Pack Plus.

The new suspension tune comprises both mechanical and calibration changes, with new lower front wishbones, a hollow anti-roll bar and new coils. These new components have not only improved the ride quality, but also reduced unsprung weight by nearly 10kg. Specify the forged 21-inch wheel option and that weight saving is even greater. To improve front-end agility, Lexus’s engineers have also firmed up the rear anti-roll bar and integrated a new torque-vectoring-by-braking system into the ESP system – both of which

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The Eagle Lightweight GT is the Singer of E-Types

Eagle began fettling Jaguars in the mid-90s, creating some of the very best E-Type restomods we’ve seen to date. Following the Low Drag GT and Speedster, Eagle’s latest special is called the Lightweight GT, paying homage to Jaguar’s 1960s racers. Make sure you don’t miss next month’s issue (276), as Henry Catchpole takes it for a drive…

Though only a dozen were produced, the E-Type Lightweights of 1963 are often considered to be the pinnacle of the iconic British sports car. To bring it’s interpretation of the rare E-Type to the road, Eagle has employed its decades of expertise, cutting edge technology and a staggering 8000 hours of craftsmanship to create what it believes is the ultimate E-Type. 

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Car pictures of the week

The small-volume, high-performance car is an unusual breed, often too valuable for owners to truly enjoy, or too track-focussed to work properly on Britain’s roads. In the latest issue, we jump behind the wheel of Jannarelly’s new Design-1 to find out if the Dubai-based brand has managed to bridge the gap. To read the full story, pick up your copy of issue 276, out now!

Forced induction and driver assistance systems are making their way into every corner of the automotive world, adding weight, expense and reducing driver focus. In an effort to introduce a relatively affordable, unique back-to-basics sports car, Jannarelly employed the ideal formula; low kerb weight, a small footprint, mid-engined power plant and a setup designed for the road.

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Aston Martin Valkyrie deliveries pushed back to 2021

The Aston Martin Valkyrie hit public roads for the first time earlier this year, following its track debut at the 2019 British Grand Prix. Covid-19 put its testing programme on hold shortly afterwards, however, with first deliveries now expected to come in 2021. 

In a recent trading statement, Executive Chairman Lawrence Stroll said: ‘Development of our range of mid-engined cars, descended from the era defining Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, continues along with updates of our core sports car models.’ The statement also revealed that although Valkyrie testing and development has now resumed, Covid-19-related delays have pushed expected deliveries back from Q2 of this year to 2021.

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