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Latest News: Jeep features prominently in this year’s 4x4 Magazine ‘4x4 of the Year 2018 awards’, taking three of the honours’ top prizes. Among the magazine’s Special Awards, Jeep was crowned 4x4 Manufacturer of the Year and Jeep Wrangler scooped the Off-Road Award. Meanwhile Jeep Renegade was named Best Small SUV in the honours’ Class Awards. With the new Jeep Compass due on sale here in February and new Wrangler due later in 2018, it is going to be another important year for Jeep. 4x4 Magazine’s panel of experts recognised the company’s achievements in their awards. “The Wrangler will continue to be the dedicated off-road machine a brand like Jeep needs if it is to remain credible – which it clearly is,” said Alan Kidd, editor, 4x4 Magazine. “The arrival of the new Compass strengthens the company’s position still further. Jeep is absolutely getting it right.” On Wrangler’s Off-Road Award, the panel of experts said: “When a vehicle is still capable of winning awards when its replacement is already being built, that’s an indication of how far ahead it is. This Wrangler is more than 10 years old, yet demand is greater than ever and used ones are going up, not down, in value. More than ever, it’s the definitive off-roader.” And commenting on Renegade’s Small SUV win, they said: “Last year’s overall champion is still a winning proposition in its own highly competitive corner of the market. There are more refined options, but the Renegade has plenty of image, plenty of kit – and a set of off-road skills to leave the rest of the class standing still.” “’There’s Only One’ is what we say about Jeep, and millions of people all over the world will testify to that,” says Andrew Tracey, Country Brand Manager, Jeep UK. “So it’s especially good to see a panel of 4x4 experts agreeing that point too and not only recognising two of our models in their awards, but making us their top manufacturer. “With new Compass and Wrangler to come, and constant improvements being made to our entire range of cars, we are looking forward to 2018 and beyond.” The Jeep Wrangler range starts at £36,740 OTR for the 2.8 CRD Sahara. The Jeep Renegade range starts at £18,250 OTR for the 1.6E-TorQ 110hp Sport.

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20th May 2016

Abarth alongside the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP at the Italian Gran Prix :

Valentino Rossi is looking for success this weekend at the Italian leg of the world tour, the Italian Grand Prix,sixth round of the World MotoGP Championship. Great crowds are expected for this grand event on the circuit immersed in the rolling hills of Tuscany.

Expectations are high for the Italian MotoGP, with the key world players challenging each other on the circuit of Mugello. The Movistar Yamaha Team pilots are supported by Abarth, a passionate partner who has already been supporting Movistar Yamaha MotoGP champions for several seasons.

The circuit lies across the Apennines and features the most diverse environments and landscapes - from the harsh beauty of the highest areas, to the Sieve Valley with its hundreds of hamlets - and every year it attracts between 100,000 and 150,000 fans for the weekend. This year, adrenaline looks to take centre stage, considering the dominance of the Yamaha pilots in the last GPs, with double wins in Spain and France.
The Abarth and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team partnership continues this year, promoting a passion for sport and continuous push to exceed one's limits. On the fairings of the YZR-M1 2016, the Abarth Scorpion logo stands out: synonymous with racing, symbol of a unique heritage.

The Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing special series is the result of the partnership between Abarth and Yamaha. The two brands have collaborated, developing the car the way a racing bike is usually developed. Designs focused on engine power (up from 140 HP to 160 HP), the BMC filter, the suspension and the shock absorbers (Koni front and rear shock absorbers with FSD valves and Eibach springs), 17" matt black alloy wheel rims and Record Monza exhaust.

Finally, since 1 March, the passion that reigns on the racetrack and on board each Abarth car can be found in "The Scorpionship", the brand's only official community dedicated to car owners, collectors, Abarth club members, and fans. Subscribing at the scorpionship.abarth.com website provides plenty of exciting advantages, promotions and racing opportunities as well as exclusive invites to meetings for fans.

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