Autocar reserved: Ferrari, Toyota, Honda, PCP offers

This week, the gossip, the automobile industry has news of a plug-in hybrid variant of the Toyota C-HR, a potential S2000 replacement, a laferrari replacement and PCP rates trends.

Plug-in hybrid variant of the Toyota C-HR

Toyota is mulling over a plug-in hybrid version of the new C-HR crossover, which would take its powertrain from the next-generation Prius Plug-in Hybrid.

Diesel engines will never be offered in the new Seat Ateca rival, although the more powerful petrol engines will join the line-up next year. Currently, there is a conventional hybrid and a 1.2 turbo petrol model.

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A potential S2000 replacement Honda

Honda Europe sales chief Jean-Marc Streng, it would be “very happy to have an S2000 replacement”, but at the moment is not a priority.

He said: “There is no market, the thought of the profi tability of the… it is difficult to be successful in sports cars.” However, he admitted that a small roadster could be “beautiful”.

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Laferrari replacement excluded

You certainly will not be a replacement for the laferrari until there is a step-change in technology. Ferrari believes that until about 10 years away, at which point there will be a sufficient number of new technologies to put you in a car to “leave a mark in history.”

In that time, Ferrari also hopes all of the technology on the laferrari will be flowed in its range of models.

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PCP rates trends

The fight to protect the residual value is to continue to intensify, say industry insiders, like car companies offer to attract buyers on PCP deals.

Two-tone colors, with painted roofs, the last field of battle, with buyers, in particular, increasing the value of their. This higher demand, the more the complexity and the time required to paint the cars, are said to have caused the production facilities of many car manufacturers to huge headaches.

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