The Tesla Model 3, after being on sale in the US for nearly two years, is on its way to European dealerships.
The electric saloon promises a 162mph top speed, class-leading range and dynamic handling. It should be a guaranteed market success, then. Or rather, it would be, if the new BMW 3 Series wasn’t arriving at the same time. We head to Amsterdam to try the two new 3s back to back, and find out if one of the world’s most acclaimed EVs is ready to take on its famously potent and capable rival.
Not content with posing a threat to BMW, however, Tesla has also launched an electric seven-seater crossover sharing a platform with the Model 3. With a starting price of under $40,000 (£30,000), a maximum range of 300 miles and promised dynamic handling, the new Model Y could steal sales in every segment and promises to be the brand’s most important model yet.
We’ve also got the lowdown on the Projekt Grenadier SUV being developed by chemical company Ineos. The model, inspired by company owner Jim Ratcliffe’s love of the original Land Rover Defender, will arrive in 2020 equipped with a range of BMW-sourced petrol and diesel engines. Read our interview with the boss of Ineos Automotive to find out exactly what stage the Grenadier is at.