Technical publications

Thatcham 1st: Volvo XC90

The 7-seat XC90 is the first vehicle to use Volvo Cars’ new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform set; 40% of the body structure is hot-formed boron steel. The vehicle also includes new advances in active safety and v2x (vehicle to vehicle/infrastructure communications).

Thatcham 1st: Ford Mondeo

This is the first global platform Mondeo with a high UHSS/AHSS content, the first European built Ford hybrid powertrain. Also includes Active City Stop (AEB) and ACC with Collision Mitigation.

Thatcham 1st: Nissan Pulsar

The Pulsar is a new 5-door hatchback with Nissan Safety Shield technology; a Nismo version is likely to follow.

Thatcham 1st: Citroen C4 Cactus

The Cactus is a new crossover from Citroen with unique features such as Airbump®, simplified interior with strap inner door handles and ‘airbag in roof’.

Thatcham 1st: Audi A3 e-tron

The e-tron is a plug-in hybrid variant of the 5-door Audi A3, with connectivity and control through integration of a smart device.