Insight papers and research

Thatcham 1st: Toyota Mirai

The Mirai is a hydrogen fuelled Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle (FCHV) and will be available in the UK, in very small numbers, from Autumn 2015.

Thatcham 1st: Vauxhall Astra

The new 7th generation Astra, built at Ellesmere Port in the UK, is lighter in weight, roomier and more compact than its predecessor and is supplied with a series of all new, lightweight, more efficient petrol and diesel engines.

Thatcham 1st: Mazda MX-5

Available in the UK from late August 2015, the all new MX-5 Convertible is lighter, shorter and lower than its predecessor and is the most compact MX-5 ever produced. This allows for increased performance whilst enabling improved economy and emissions. Rear wheel drive gives a 50:50 weight distribution and agile handling.

Thatcham 1st: Jaguar XF

All new, lighter and stiffer XF, by virtue of an aluminium-intensive body structure. The new XF is shorter (-7mm to 4954mm) with a 51mm longer wheelbase (2960mm) but is as much as 190kg lighter due to the intensive use of aluminium and UHSS (Ultra High Strength Steel).

Thatcham 1st: Ford Mustang

The all new Ford Mustang will be available to buy in the UK, with right-hand drive, for the first time in its 50 year history. Available in Soft Top Convertible or Fastback Coupe body styles and with a choice of 2.3 EcoBoost or 5.0 V8 petrol engines, all UK models come with a 6 speed manual gearbox as standard.