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Jeep gets dirty with Renegade ‘Tough Mudder’ Edition

Jeep is celebrating its fourth year sponsoring the UK Tough Mudder series with a special edition Renegade 4×4.

Just 100 Jeep Renegade Tough Mudder 4x4s will be made, and to mark the occasion, the first ever ‘Tough Mudder for Jeep’ took place at Silverstone Circuit’s off-road course in Northamptonshire.

The Renegade successfully waded through a course designed by Tough Mudder, tackling rough terrain, dirty water and signature Tough Mudder obstacles, including ‘Mud Mile’ and ‘Quagmire.’ The SUV also tackled the steep slopes and inclines of ‘Killa Gorilla’ and the treacherous Cliff Hanger obstacle.

Priced from £27,795, Jeep reckons the limited edition “embodies the spirit, fun, adventure and innovation of Tough Mudder with Jeep’s legendary off-road credentials, ensuring drivers can tackle any challenge while Mudders push themselves into the unknown”.

The Tough Mudder Renegade is a 4×4 2.0-litre Multijet diesel automatic, available in orange and black. Standard features include:

  • 2.0 Diesel Multijet II (140hp)
  • 9 speed automatic transmission
  • 4×4 Active Low
  • 17” black alloy off road wheels – with 215/60/ R17 Mud & Snow tyres
  • Tough Mudder exclusive bonnet decal
  • Limited edition numbered stickers on upper rear three quarter panel
  • Tough Mudder tailgate badge
  • Off road style front bumper
  • Specific interior look – orange and black – with anodised orange interior bezels
  • Fabric – heated front seats
  • (DAB) Digital radio
  • Uconnect 5” touchscreen with Bluetooth, Sat Nav and live services
  • All weather floor mats
  • Tough Mudder Merchandise Pack to include water bottle, cap, hand towel, lanyard and wrist band in a drawstring bag

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Best Cars to Lease in 2017

Leasing a car is one of the most flexible finance options, as it allows you to change your car every 3-4 years. If you enjoy driving a new car, now is a great time to lease, as from sweet city cars to cool cabriolets, 2017 brings us a variety of amazing deals.

Mercedes E-Class Saloon

Are you searching for a saloon? Look no further! Perhaps the most popular lease car in the saloon market is the classy and comfortable E-Class. This marvellous Mercedes saloon combines supreme interior comfort with a strong and assertive stance. Lovely lines sweep the sides of this vehicle and innovative technology, such as Mercedes Connect, takes pride of place inside the cabin.

mercede e-class 2017

mercede e-class 2017

Toyota Aygo City Car

Perhaps you’re after a savvy city car? The 2017 Toyota Aygo might be small and sweet, but don’t underestimate the power in the practicality of this fun and funky city slicker. If you love to stay informed and entertained on the go, you will love the infotainment system on offer in the Aygo. Fantastic features extend to the driving position of this vehicle, with adjustable steering wheel and driver’s seat, enabling you to create perfect comfort.

Toyota aygo

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet

Summer is fast approaching, so why not drop the top and stay cool in a Cabriolet? If you love the look of this vehicle, you will be amazed by the AMG lines, sporting wider wheel arches and excellent exhaust pipes. Step inside the Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet and you will find that keeps its sleek even with the inclusion of four seats, so we can enjoy practicality as well as style in this cabriolet. Top technology fills the interior of this vehicle and seats standard sport seats are so comfortable. Those of us who love a little style will be pleased to know that 2017 brings us some supreme C-Class Cabriolet lease deals.

BMW i3

If the futuristic feel of the electric car excites you, you will love the all-electric 2017 BMW i3. Power and practicality is not compromised for sustainability in this BMW i3. Proudly, BMW boasts a cool combination of zero emissions and a 0 to 62 mph time of just 7.3 seconds in the BMW i3. The BMW i3 can also travel up to a total of 206 miles on a single charge. The interior is lovely and light, carefully crafted from high strength carbon, an amazing material which is utilised to create passenger safety.

bmw i3

Bmw i3

Range Rover Evoque

Spacious SUV’s are sought after by many and we’re in luck, as 2017 offers excellent Range Rover Evoque lease deals. Drivers of this compact SUV love the generous and comfortable cabin, with height above your head and space at the sides. As well as ultimate upgrades to the interior, drivers of the 2017 Evoque also enjoy excellent engine efficiency with the introduction of the new family of diesel engines. So if you love the look of these stylish SUV’s, then why not check out the Range Rover Evoque lease deals on offer at All Car Leasing.

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KTM Boss Elected To Lead European Motorcycle Association

KTM CEO Stefan Pierer has been elected as the new President of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers.

Stefan Pierer was previously elected in 2004, and will replace BMW Motorrad’s Stephan Schaller from July 1st, 2017. Schaller will become Vice President of the ACEM, alongside Michele Colaninno, a member of the board of directors at Paiggio and C. SpA, who will also serve as a Vice President.

KTM Boss Elected President of ACEM
Incoming ACEM President and KTM CEO Stefan Pierer with BMW Motorrad President Stephan Schaller, who he replaces

The Brussels-based ACEM holds a roster with at least fourteen principal motorcycle manufacturers as members (21 brands) as well as a number of other companies, and works closely with EU institutions, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders, in different policy areas. These include type-approval of L-category vehicles, environmental legislation, road safety and transport policies, international trade negotiations and so on. Over 156,000 jobs depend on the motorcycle, moped, tricycle and quadricycle industry in Europe. European registrations of motorcycles and mopeds increased by 9.1% last year – over 1.3 million units with significant increases in all of the largest European markets – compared to 2015.

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