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July Crowded With New Car Releases

By raccars Published

There are all sorts of new and exciting cars making their way onto the market in the first week of July, but the fun doesn't end there, as more new releases arrive by the middle of the month.

Bentley Flying Spur

Bentley's new Flying Spur will be its most powerful four door saloon yet, with 616bhp from its twin turbo 6.0 litre W12 engine, to deliver it from 0-60mph in an amazing 4.3 seconds on the way to a 200mph top speed. The eight speed ZF transmission delivers power to all four wheels in a 40/60 torque split favouring the rear and can change gear almost imperceptibly in less than 200 milliseconds. The Flying Spur is pure Bentley, boasting all the luxury and quality that name evokes. Prices start at £134,000, for which you get the most modern infotainment technology and as many comfort and convenience features as you'd expect.

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

The Panamera shows sceptics that eco friendly can both be beautiful and perform, with Porsche's traditional sleek curves and a 3.0 litre supercharged petrol V6, assisted by a lithium ion battery. It's practical inside too, with plenty of luggage capacity and relatively affordable at £65,000.

Renault Scenic XMOD

Renault is jumping on the crossover bandwagon with this rugged version of its market leading MPV. There's body protection underneath the car, mud and snow tyres and a clever new traction control feature called 'Grip Xtend,' that can select a driving mode suitable for various surfaces, plus two different trim levels to choose from. Styling has been brought into line with the rest of the current Renault line up. With prices starting at £17,995, the XMOD is at the cheaper end of the Scenic range and comes with a choice of five efficient and capable engines.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Arriving almost a week later on 21st July, the updated long running American favourite is filled with new technological advances. To start, a modern eight speed gearbox will result in more efficient and responsive performance, while the interior and exterior have been revised and treated to a higher quality finish. Along with four wheel drive capability, safety features have also been improved. British buyers will certainly go for diesel models but there is a brutal V8 on offer, if you don't mind crippling fuel consumption. Prices for the new Grand Cherokee start at £38,000.

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