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All-new Lexus NX Reveal presentation

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Mit dem neuen NX öffnet Lexus ein neues Kapitel in der Geschichte der japanischen Premium-Automobilmarke: Die zweite Generation des SUV-Modells zeigt ein weiterentwickeltes Karosseriedesign und treibt mit dem ersten Plug-in-Hybrid von Lexus und der neuesten Hybrid-Generation die Elektrifizierung weiter voran. Zugleich bietet der neue NX fahrdynamische Verbesserungen für ein aktives und vernetztes Fahrerlebnis, Multimedia und Konnektivität der nächsten Generation sowie neue Technologien für mehr Sicherheit und Komfort. Der neue NX ersetzt ein für Lexus in Europa sehr erfolgreiches Modell. Seit der Einführung 2014 wurden mehr als 170.000 Einheiten verkauft – vorwiegend an Kunden, die erstmals einen Lexus fahren. Damit hat der NX auch in Deutschland wesentlich zum Wachstum der Marke beigetragen.

Dacia, the small brand that thinks big

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Just look how far Dacia has come! From its creation in 1968, to its acquisition by Renault Group in 1999 and down to the present day, it is the ‘small Romanian brand’ that grew and grew and went international, and it still uses the recipe that made it a success: offer the essential, at the best price. Today, Dacia is more than ever in sync with the times as it prepares to add a new chapter to its success story.

5 Keys Seat Arona Xperiencies

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Since its introduction in 2017, the SEAT Arona has been a success, selling more than 350.000 vehicles, and established as a key pillar of the brand’s range. Now the new SEAT Arona is ready to continue the success of this model. A new, stronger, more robust, reliable and safe attitude and appearance is just the beginning. The urban SUV has undergone a transformation inside the cabin. New levels of connectivity and driver assistant systems are also integrated in the new SEAT Arona. In an increasingly digitised world the SEAT Arona is ready to bring customer’s connected lives into the cabin, in a completely intuitive way, adding a huge range of functionality, and with the interior design revolution, it also brings a heightened sense of quality in the interior space, achieved through its revised design language.

Porsche - A Difficult Challenge

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The Porsche GT Team finished round two of this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) third and fourth in the GTE-Pro class. At the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, works drivers Kévin Estre from France and Neel Jani from Switzerland as well as Denmark’s Michael Christensen drove from pole position to the podium. At the flag, the No. 92 ca. 515 PS Porsche 911 RSR was only 20 seconds off clinching second place. Works drivers Richard Lietz from Austria, Gianmaria Bruni from Italy and Frédéric Makowiecki from France secured fourth place after 278 laps on the 4.684-kilometre Grand Prix circuit on the Algarve coast in Portugal. In the GTE-Am class, the customer squad Project 1 scored second place with drivers Egidio Perfetti (Norway), Riccardo Pera and Matteo Cairoli (both Italy).

Production BMW iX at Plant Dingolfing - Body shop

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The BMW iX is ready for series production and is due to arrive on the world’s roads from November 2021. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship combines locally emission-free driving pleasure, sporting agility and a compelling operating range with a character profile dedicated squarely to sustainability. With its trailblazing design and an interior devoted to luxurious spaciousness, the BMW iX embodies a fresh new take on the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, this model is based on a new toolkit for the future, whose vast potential for innovations in the areas of automated driving, operation, connectivity and digital services translates into a premium mobility experience unparalleled in this segment.

ŠKODA ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV in Arctic Silver Driving Video

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The ŠKODA ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV is the sportiest version yet of the new, all-electric SUV from Mladá Boleslav. Its look is characterised by a range of black design features and large wheels, while the lowered sports chassis makes for a particularly dynamic driving experience. The interior adds to the sporty feel, thanks to decorative, carbon-style trims, a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and seats with integrated headrests. ŠKODA’s new flagship model range now includes a SPORTLINE variant, offered in three performance levels. The ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 60 has an output of 132 kW, while the ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 80 produces 150 kW. Both feature rear-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 80x is equipped with two electric motors generating a combined output of 195 kW.

The new Audi SQ5 Sportback Exterior Design in Spain

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Following the Q3 Sportback and the e-tron Sportback, Audi now presents its third crossover utility vehicle, or CUV: the Q5 Sportback. This coupé with dynamic lines addresses customers who appreciate not just an expressive design and technical innovation but also a sporty character and a high level of everyday usability. Topping the line is the SQ5 Sportback TDI. Its three-liter TDI offers concentrated power of 251 kW (341 PS) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque.

The new BMW X4 M Competition Exterior Design

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BMW M GmbH is refreshing the high-performance models of the Sports Activity Vehicle BMW X3 and the Sports Activity Coupé BMW X4 two years after their launch. In addition to new design features drawn from the BMW X3 and BMW X4, which have likewise been revised, along with M specific changes and a new operating concept, the new BMW X3 M Competition and the new BMW X4 M Competition also offer increased pulling power. The most powerful BMW in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine with a peak output of 375 kW/510 hp – now also used in other BMW M models – has a maximum torque which has been increased by 50 Nm to 650 Nm, enabling a 0.3-second improvement in the time required for the standard sprint from 0 to 100 km/h to 3.8 seconds. This puts the BMW X3 M Competition and the BMW X4 M Competition on a par with high-performance sports cars. The top speed is electronically cut off at 250 km/h. This limit is raised to 285 km/h in conjunction with the optional M Driver’s Package. The market launch of the new models is due to start in August 2021.

First Bronco Off-Roadeo school opens in July in Texas

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The Bronco® outdoor lifestyle brand of all-4x4 SUVs adds to its adventure legacy with the June 28 opening of a first-of-its-kind Bronco Off-Roadeo experience center in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, near Aaustin. Bronco and Bronco Sport owners and order-holders can receive complimentary instruction on how to take their SUV off-road. Each Bronco Off-Roadeo experience will put Bronco brand drivers to the test across 50 miles of curated trails over a day and a half, while teaching them about the capabilities and performance of their all-new two- and four-door Bronco SUV and Bronco Sport Badlands™ and First Edition SUV. Three more Off-Roadeo adventure parks are due to open later this year in Mt. Potosi, Nevada; Moab, Utah; and the Northeast United States.

2021 Subaru Outback Preview

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Introduced on the market since 1995, the Outback with the MY21 has now reached its sixth generation and constant development has led it to transform this model from a station-wagon into a crossover-SUV, perfectly in line with the tastes evolution of International customers. Subaru’s technicians, designers and marketing experts, worked to create a vehicle that could led their customers in their daily lives and could be consistent with their lifestyle. An excellent dynamism, guaranteed by the Subaru Symmetrical AWD transmission and the Boxer engine, space and comfort on board and with an external image well representative of these functions. The new 2021 Subaru Outback it’s a “container” where aesthetics are indissolubly combined with the “substance” of the most advanced technologies, able to guarantee the highest standards both in terms of drivability and active, passive and preventive safety. The sensations it transmit to the driver stimulate his curiosity, encouraging him to broaden his horizons to explore new itineraries.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 53 4MATIC Exterior Design in Grey

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With a sharpened design, the modernised CLS will arrive in European dealerships in August 2021. The front end in particular, with new radiator grilles and bumpers, expresses the dynamism of the four-door coupé even more strongly. At the same time, the interior has been upgraded with additional leather and trim combinations as well as a new-generation steering wheel. A latest-generation diesel with integrated starter-generator expands the model range. A strictly limited special model of the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ (combined fuel consumption 9.0-8.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 206-199 g/km) forms the sportily exclusive spearhead. Thanks to a comprehensive update last summer, with upgrades to the driving assistance systems, the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) multimedia system and ENERGIZING Comfort, the CLS was already up-to-date technologically.

BMW iX - Development - Refuelling Aschheim

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The BMW iX is ready for series production and is due to arrive on the world’s roads from November 2021. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship combines locally emission-free driving pleasure, sporting agility and a compelling operating range with a character profile dedicated squarely to sustainability. With its trailblazing design and an interior devoted to luxurious spaciousness, the BMW iX embodies a fresh new take on the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, this model is based on a new toolkit for the future, whose vast potential for innovations in the areas of automated driving, operation, connectivity and digital services translates into a premium mobility experience unparalleled in this segment.

Stellantis Spotlight June 11, 2021

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"Stellantis Spotlight" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week ending June 11, 2021, include Jeep® Grand Cherokee L hitting dealerships this quarter, Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge is back this summer and get a glimpse into the new Detroit Assembly Complex - Mack plant.

Jean Le Cam, 4L passion

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With more than 8 million units sold in over 100 countries, the Renault 4 is an icon in the automotive landscape. Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, it remains a source of pleasure for its last users and collectors, such as Jean Le Cam. The famous sailor adores the 4L. When he gave one to his daughter on her 18th birthday, he could never have imagined that, twelve years later, he would own no fewer than eight of them. He tells us the story of this passion.

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron Design in Aurora violet

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With the optional augmented reality head-up display in the Q4 e-tron, Audi is taking a huge step forward in display technology. It reflects important information via the windshield on two separate levels, the status section and the augmented reality (AR) section. The information provided by some of the assist systems and the turning arrows of the navigation system as well as its starting points and destinations are visually superimposed in the corresponding place on the real-life outside world as content of the AR section and displayed dynamically. They appear to be floating at a physical distance of roughly ten meters (32.8 ft) to the driver. Depending on the situation, they appear considerably further ahead in some cases. The driver can understand the displays very quickly without being confused or distracted by them, and they are extremely helpful in poor visibility conditions.

The new Bugatti Chiron Super Sport turntable

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Bugatti developed a new vehicle design with optimized aerodynamics for the Chiron Super Sport’s streamlined bodywork. The new Chiron Super Sport is an uncompromising reincarnation of the Bugatti design mantra, ‘form follows performance’. From the front splitter to the rear diffuser, every centimeter of its skin is designed for top speed. At speeds over 420 km/h, a vehicle must offer sufficient downforce alongside minimal drag. “Our aim was to give the vehicle a neutral setup at its top speed while also giving it as streamlined a shape as possible.” explains Frank Heyl, Deputy Design Director at Bugatti. The uplift forces exerted on the bodywork at 440 km/h are immense. The body of the Chiron Super Sport generates massive downforce to counter this uplift and perfectly balance the forces. “The design process was therefore in particular about achieving aerodynamic efficiency,” Heyl continues. The Chiron Super Sport’s extended rear, which is known as a long tail, gives it new proportions and very distinctive aesthetics. An optional, new, horizontal color split visually extends the proportions of the Chiron Super Sport even further, making the hyper sports car appear even lower.

The first-ever BMW i4 M50 Driving Video

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All-electric mobility reaches the very heart of the BMW brand. The BMW i4 is the brand’s first electric vehicle focused squarely on driving dynamics. Locally emission-free driving pleasure, compromise-free premium quality and customer-oriented individualisation come to the traditional core of the midsize segment for the first time. The BMW i4 combines BMW’s fabled sporting prowess and a range that also convinces over long journeys with the elegant design, spaciousness and practicality of a four-door Gran Coupé.

2021 Subaru Outback Driving Video

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Introduced on the market since 1995, the Outback with the MY21 has now reached its sixth generation and constant development has led it to transform this model from a station-wagon into a crossover-SUV, perfectly in line with the tastes evolution of International customers. Subaru’s technicians, designers and marketing experts, worked to create a vehicle that could led their customers in their daily lives and could be consistent with their lifestyle. An excellent dynamism, guaranteed by the Subaru Symmetrical AWD transmission and the Boxer engine, space and comfort on board and with an external image well representative of these functions. The new 2021 Subaru Outback it’s a “container” where aesthetics are indissolubly combined with the “substance” of the most advanced technologies, able to guarantee the highest standards both in terms of drivability and active, passive and preventive safety. The sensations it transmit to the driver stimulate his curiosity, encouraging him to broaden his horizons to explore new itineraries.

ŠKODA ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV Interior Design

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The ŠKODA ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV is the sportiest version yet of the new, all-electric SUV from Mladá Boleslav. Its look is characterised by a range of black design features and large wheels, while the lowered sports chassis makes for a particularly dynamic driving experience. The interior adds to the sporty feel, thanks to decorative, carbon-style trims, a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and seats with integrated headrests. ŠKODA’s new flagship model range now includes a SPORTLINE variant, offered in three performance levels. The ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 60 has an output of 132 kW, while the ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 80 produces 150 kW. Both feature rear-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 80x is equipped with two electric motors generating a combined output of 195 kW.

2022 Kia EV6 Interior Design

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Starting with the EV6, Kia’s EV lineup will carry a unique naming convention. The “EV” designation will be followed by a number that indicates the car’s position in the lineup. The E-GMP modular platform maximizes development efficiency and enables the Kia brand to expand its dedicated EV portfolio across multiple vehicle segments – sedans, CUVs, SUVs – in a short time and with minimal complexity. The architecture provides an adaptable foundation with a long wheelbase and wide stance. The EV6’s proportions unify Kia’s all-new “Opposites United” design language and deliver crossover functionality. The visual language combines classic sports car inspiration with high-tech cues, modern CUV styling and a coupe-like profile. The EV6 has the same 114.2-inch wheelbase as the Kia Telluride, and compares with the width of a Ford Mustang Mach E and the wheelbase and ground clearance of a Tesla Model Y.

Polestar 1 is the first car that can be bought with art

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Artists and art collectors can now pay for a Polestar 1 with works of art. Swedish car maker Polestar is known for breaking new ground in the auto industry. The brand is now introducing an additional option to purchase Polestar's Halo hybrid vehicle before it ends production later this year. Interested parties can exchange the 155,000 euro strictly limited vehicle, which is already traded as a collector's item, for art that is in their possession.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 300 d 4MATIC Design in Hyacinth red

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With a sharpened design, the modernised CLS will arrive in European dealerships in August 2021. The front end in particular, with new radiator grilles and bumpers, expresses the dynamism of the four-door coupé even more strongly. At the same time, the interior has been upgraded with additional leather and trim combinations as well as a new-generation steering wheel. A latest-generation diesel with integrated starter-generator expands the model range. A strictly limited special model of the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ (combined fuel consumption 9.0-8.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 206-199 g/km) forms the sportily exclusive spearhead. Thanks to a comprehensive update last summer, with upgrades to the driving assistance systems, the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) multimedia system and ENERGIZING Comfort, the CLS was already up-to-date technologically.

BMW iX - Development - Extreme heat test runs, solar plant

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The BMW iX is ready for series production and is due to arrive on the world’s roads from November 2021. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship combines locally emission-free driving pleasure, sporting agility and a compelling operating range with a character profile dedicated squarely to sustainability. With its trailblazing design and an interior devoted to luxurious spaciousness, the BMW iX embodies a fresh new take on the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, this model is based on a new toolkit for the future, whose vast potential for innovations in the areas of automated driving, operation, connectivity and digital services translates into a premium mobility experience unparalleled in this segment.

Audi Sport with the largest RS portfolio in history

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Audi Sport GmbH had an epic year in 2020, delivering more than 29,300 vehicles to customers – a new record for the high-performance carmaker. With more than 15 R and RS models currently available, it now boasts its largest product range ever. And with its RS e-tron GT, Audi Sport has also succeeded in entering the all-electric world. In this interview, the company’s new Managing Director Sebastian Grams and Rolf Michl, Head of Sales and Marketing, explain the technological potential offered by electrification and what this means from a sales perspective.

The first-ever BMW iX - Exterior Design in Grey

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The BMW iX is ready for series production and is due to arrive on the world’s roads from November 2021. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship combines locally emission-free driving pleasure, sporting agility and a compelling operating range with a character profile dedicated squarely to sustainability. With its trailblazing design and an interior devoted to luxurious spaciousness, the BMW iX embodies a fresh new take on the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, this model is based on a new toolkit for the future, whose vast potential for innovations in the areas of automated driving, operation, connectivity and digital services translates into a premium mobility experience unparalleled in this segment.

ŠKODA ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV in Velvet Red Driving Video

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The ŠKODA ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV is the sportiest version yet of the new, all-electric SUV from Mladá Boleslav. Its look is characterised by a range of black design features and large wheels, while the lowered sports chassis makes for a particularly dynamic driving experience. The interior adds to the sporty feel, thanks to decorative, carbon-style trims, a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and seats with integrated headrests. ŠKODA’s new flagship model range now includes a SPORTLINE variant, offered in three performance levels. The ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 60 has an output of 132 kW, while the ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 80 produces 150 kW. Both feature rear-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 80x is equipped with two electric motors generating a combined output of 195 kW.

The new BMW X4 M40i Driving Video

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The appearance and standard equipment of the BMW X4 M40i and BMW X4 M40d are based on the corresponding X3 models and, like these, have typical BMW M insignia such as the specific BMW M kidney grille with chrome frame, double kidney grille slats in black high-gloss and the M logo as well as the aerodynamically optimized M exterior mirrors in high-gloss black. The rear apron with the anvil-shaped insert is fitted with air curtain panels in high-gloss black. Similar to the BMW X3 M40i and BMW X3 M40d, the free-form tailpipe trims are in black chrome with the two "teeth" and the tires.

New Nissan NV300 Exterior Details

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The revised Nissan NV300 station wagon starts at prices from 39,080 euros (gross). The large family van is now available as standard with nine seats and a new 2.0-liter diesel engine, which is available in three output levels from 81 kW / 110 PS to 110 kW / 150 PS to 125 kW / 170 PS. The power is transmitted via a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT); in the most powerful engine version, the DCT is part of the standard scope. Customers can choose their desired model from three equipment lines and two body lengths (5,080 or 5,480 millimeters), and five exterior colors are also available (Glacier White, Urban Gray, Midnight Black, Highlands Gray, Comete Gray).

2021 Lexus UX 200 Platinum Silver F SPORT Design

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The Lexus UX offers the brand’s renowned luxury and comfort in a package ideally suited to making urban exploring easier in cities around the globe. For 2021, the Lexus UX 200 adds Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) as standard all UX crossovers. Additionally, Lexus Enform trial periods have been updated for Remote, Wi-Fi and Service Connect to align with the brand standard.

Jeep® Wrangler 4xe Sahara Exterior Design

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Marked by exclusive “Electric Blue” exterior design cues, the new Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid skillfully combines the most advanced technology with the freest and most authentic Jeep spirit. Indeed, it fully appeals to off-road enthusiasts, courtesy of electrification that improves its legendary capability. At the same time, it is the ideal solution for those customers who are looking for an SUV to be used every day, and who are unwilling to compromise between freedom, fun and respect for the environment. This gave birth to a Wrangler, 100% unstoppable as per the Jeep tradition, and sporting unprecedented features: it is the most eco-friendly and off-road capable Wrangler ever, while maintaining the open air freedom that has always been hallmark of the Wrangler driving experience. Performance has also been enhanced: Wrangler 4xe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and delivers 380 hp of maximum combined output and 637 Nm of torque. In addition, it drives 4x4 in “pure electric” mode, with never-seen-before low-end control, and can ensure more than 50 km of “pure electric” zero emissions range (in the urban WLTP cycle), which is perfect for everyday commutes in the city. Full battery recharge is available in less than 3 hours with options for scheduling, and – courtesy of the Max Regen feature – to increase the battery charge when coasting.

2022 Buick Enclave New Features

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With a modern, more expressive design and premium, intuitive technology, the 2022 Buick Enclave offers signature styling and features that premium SUV customers expect and appreciate. The bolder model features new front and rear fascias, grille and lighting, including Evonik LED taillamps. To give buyers options to reflect their personal style, the Enclave also offers unique personas, including the Sport Touring appearance package and the premium Avenir trim – the brand’s highest expression of refinement.

Volvo C40 Recharge - the interior design story

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In many ways, the Volvo C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo Cars: it is the first Volvo model in history designed as pure electric only, and will be offered online with a convenient Care offer. Its SUV elements and benefits combined with a lower profile means that Volvo Cars also enters a new segment – and it does so with cutting-edge design and features not previously seen on Volvo cars. Built upon the fundamental building blocks of the XC40, the C40 gives the same sense of power and strong character as its sibling while adding athleticism and lightness. This idea of breaking new ground with something familiar is mirrored in individual details: the signature Thor’s Hammer headlights are augmented with new pixel LEDs, which automatically adjust to light conditions and switch on and off independently to optimise the light pattern. The equally emblematic vertical rear lights are now segmented, providing a testament to the engineering challenge of extending one big lamp along the roof line, while also creating a modern take on a classic design.

24h Nürburgring 2021 – Audi Highlights

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In one of the most turbulent editions of the Nürburgring 24 Hours with more than 14 hours of race interruption in dense fog, Audi Sport customer racing thrilled everyone with a strong recovery. However, there was hardly any reward in the end. From 64th place at the start of the race, Audi Sport Team Land fought its way back to the leading group but did not see the finish after an accident by Kelvin van der Linde. The best Audi R8 LMS in the end was fielded by Audi Sport Team Car Collection. From 25th place after an early tire change, the number 2 Audi improved to fifth place.

All-Electric Hyundai IONIQ 5 Drivers with Two Years of Complimentary Fast Charging

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IONIQ 5 is available with a range of drive motors to fit the needs of every customer. Customers can mate the 77.4 kWh battery pack to two electric motor layouts, either with a rear motor only or with both front and rear motors. The top-of-the-line dual motor setup is an all-wheel drive (AWD) option producing a combined power output of 320 horsepower (74 kW front + 165 kW rear) and 446 ft.-lbs. of torque. An IONIQ 5 with this configuration can go from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 5 seconds. The single-motor layout with a rear motor offers 225 horsepower (168 kW) and 258 ft.-lbs. of torque and two-wheel drive (2WD). When equipped with a single motor (2WD), IONIQ 5’s targeted maximum driving range on a single charge is 300 miles. The targeted range of the dual motor all-wheel drive SE & SEL models is 269. The top-of-the-line Limited AWD model has a targeted range of 244 miles. All configurations have a top speed of 115 MPH and can tow a trailer with a capacity of up to 1,500 pounds.

The first-ever BMW iX in Grey Driving Video

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The BMW iX is ready for series production and is due to arrive on the world’s roads from November 2021. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship combines locally emission-free driving pleasure, sporting agility and a compelling operating range with a character profile dedicated squarely to sustainability. With its trailblazing design and an interior devoted to luxurious spaciousness, the BMW iX embodies a fresh new take on the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, this model is based on a new toolkit for the future, whose vast potential for innovations in the areas of automated driving, operation, connectivity and digital services translates into a premium mobility experience unparalleled in this segment.

The all-new BMW M440i xDrive Gran Coupé Driving Video

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With the original BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé having enjoyed significant success, a second-generation model is now being added to the latest 4 Series range. The new four-door coupé captures the imagination with its noticeably enhanced driving dynamics, a sharper design following the BMW brand’s new design language, a refined premium feel for its interior and a host of innovations in the areas of operation and connectivity. In addition to the driving pleasure and sporting elegance for which BMW is renowned, modern functionality is central to this gran coupé concept for the premium midsize segment. Comfortable access to the rear compartment, five full-size seats, a large tailgate and a variable-usage load compartment ensure the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé retains its model-specific skillset in everyday driving and on longer trips. This time around, a performance version of the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé courtesy of BMW M GmbH will be available from the car’s market launch (due to get underway in November 2021) alongside four other model variants. All will be built under a flexible manufacturing process at BMW Group Plant Munich on the same line as the all-electric BMW i4 and the BMW 3 Series Sedan and BMW 3 Series Touring models.

Jeep® Wrangler 4xe Rubicon Offroad driving

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Marked by exclusive “Electric Blue” exterior design cues, the new Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid skillfully combines the most advanced technology with the freest and most authentic Jeep spirit. Indeed, it fully appeals to off-road enthusiasts, courtesy of electrification that improves its legendary capability. At the same time, it is the ideal solution for those customers who are looking for an SUV to be used every day, and who are unwilling to compromise between freedom, fun and respect for the environment. This gave birth to a Wrangler, 100% unstoppable as per the Jeep tradition, and sporting unprecedented features: it is the most eco-friendly and off-road capable Wrangler ever, while maintaining the open air freedom that has always been hallmark of the Wrangler driving experience. Performance has also been enhanced: Wrangler 4xe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and delivers 380 hp of maximum combined output and 637 Nm of torque. In addition, it drives 4x4 in “pure electric” mode, with never-seen-before low-end control, and can ensure more than 50 km of “pure electric” zero emissions range (in the urban WLTP cycle), which is perfect for everyday commutes in the city. Full battery recharge is available in less than 3 hours with options for scheduling, and – courtesy of the Max Regen feature – to increase the battery charge when coasting.

All-new Renault Kangoo Exterior Design

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With the third generation of the Kangoo, Renault is redefining the concept of the station wagon. Just as the first Kangoo set new standards for the then still young vehicle segment over 20 years ago, the current edition also has a wealth of innovations that continue the Kangoo's role as a pioneer in its class. The new Kangoo stands out from the competition with its high-quality design, modern driver assistance systems in series, networked on-board infotainment and exemplary space.

The new Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Design

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Bugatti developed a new vehicle design with optimized aerodynamics for the Chiron Super Sport’s streamlined bodywork. The new Chiron Super Sport is an uncompromising reincarnation of the Bugatti design mantra, ‘form follows performance’. From the front splitter to the rear diffuser, every centimeter of its skin is designed for top speed. At speeds over 420 km/h, a vehicle must offer sufficient downforce alongside minimal drag. “Our aim was to give the vehicle a neutral setup at its top speed while also giving it as streamlined a shape as possible.” explains Frank Heyl, Deputy Design Director at Bugatti. The uplift forces exerted on the bodywork at 440 km/h are immense. The body of the Chiron Super Sport generates massive downforce to counter this uplift and perfectly balance the forces. “The design process was therefore in particular about achieving aerodynamic efficiency,” Heyl continues. The Chiron Super Sport’s extended rear, which is known as a long tail, gives it new proportions and very distinctive aesthetics. An optional, new, horizontal color split visually extends the proportions of the Chiron Super Sport even further, making the hyper sports car appear even lower.

ŠKODA ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV Exterior Design in Race Blue

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The ŠKODA ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV is the sportiest version yet of the new, all-electric SUV from Mladá Boleslav. Its look is characterised by a range of black design features and large wheels, while the lowered sports chassis makes for a particularly dynamic driving experience. The interior adds to the sporty feel, thanks to decorative, carbon-style trims, a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and seats with integrated headrests. ŠKODA’s new flagship model range now includes a SPORTLINE variant, offered in three performance levels. The ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 60 has an output of 132 kW, while the ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 80 produces 150 kW. Both feature rear-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive ENYAQ SPORTLINE iV 80x is equipped with two electric motors generating a combined output of 195 kW.

The first-ever BMW iX - Interior Design

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The BMW iX is ready for series production and is due to arrive on the world’s roads from November 2021. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship combines locally emission-free driving pleasure, sporting agility and a compelling operating range with a character profile dedicated squarely to sustainability. With its trailblazing design and an interior devoted to luxurious spaciousness, the BMW iX embodies a fresh new take on the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, this model is based on a new toolkit for the future, whose vast potential for innovations in the areas of automated driving, operation, connectivity and digital services translates into a premium mobility experience unparalleled in this segment.

2022 Buick Enclave Design Preview

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With a modern, more expressive design and premium, intuitive technology, the 2022 Buick Enclave offers signature styling and features that premium SUV customers expect and appreciate. The bolder model features new front and rear fascias, grille and lighting, including Evonik LED taillamps. To give buyers options to reflect their personal style, the Enclave also offers unique personas, including the Sport Touring appearance package and the premium Avenir trim – the brand’s highest expression of refinement.

BMW iX - Development - Wind tunnel test

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The BMW iX is ready for series production and is due to arrive on the world’s roads from November 2021. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship combines locally emission-free driving pleasure, sporting agility and a compelling operating range with a character profile dedicated squarely to sustainability. With its trailblazing design and an interior devoted to luxurious spaciousness, the BMW iX embodies a fresh new take on the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, this model is based on a new toolkit for the future, whose vast potential for innovations in the areas of automated driving, operation, connectivity and digital services translates into a premium mobility experience unparalleled in this segment.

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 - Charging

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IONIQ 5 is available with a range of drive motors to fit the needs of every customer. Customers can mate the 77.4 kWh battery pack to two electric motor layouts, either with a rear motor only or with both front and rear motors. The top-of-the-line dual motor setup is an all-wheel drive (AWD) option producing a combined power output of 320 horsepower (74 kW front + 165 kW rear) and 446 ft.-lbs. of torque. An IONIQ 5 with this configuration can go from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 5 seconds. The single-motor layout with a rear motor offers 225 horsepower (168 kW) and 258 ft.-lbs. of torque and two-wheel drive (2WD). When equipped with a single motor (2WD), IONIQ 5’s targeted maximum driving range on a single charge is 300 miles. The targeted range of the dual motor all-wheel drive SE & SEL models is 269. The top-of-the-line Limited AWD model has a targeted range of 244 miles. All configurations have a top speed of 115 MPH and can tow a trailer with a capacity of up to 1,500 pounds.

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport Premiere

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Bugatti developed a new vehicle design with optimized aerodynamics for the Chiron Super Sport’s streamlined bodywork. The new Chiron Super Sport is an uncompromising reincarnation of the Bugatti design mantra, ‘form follows performance’. From the front splitter to the rear diffuser, every centimeter of its skin is designed for top speed. At speeds over 420 km/h, a vehicle must offer sufficient downforce alongside minimal drag. “Our aim was to give the vehicle a neutral setup at its top speed while also giving it as streamlined a shape as possible.” explains Frank Heyl, Deputy Design Director at Bugatti. The uplift forces exerted on the bodywork at 440 km/h are immense. The body of the Chiron Super Sport generates massive downforce to counter this uplift and perfectly balance the forces. “The design process was therefore in particular about achieving aerodynamic efficiency,” Heyl continues. The Chiron Super Sport’s extended rear, which is known as a long tail, gives it new proportions and very distinctive aesthetics. An optional, new, horizontal color split visually extends the proportions of the Chiron Super Sport even further, making the hyper sports car appear even lower.

Volvo C40 Recharge - user experience

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In many ways, the Volvo C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo Cars: it is the first Volvo model in history designed as pure electric only, and will be offered online with a convenient Care offer. Its SUV elements and benefits combined with a lower profile means that Volvo Cars also enters a new segment – and it does so with cutting-edge design and features not previously seen on Volvo cars. Built upon the fundamental building blocks of the XC40, the C40 gives the same sense of power and strong character as its sibling while adding athleticism and lightness. This idea of breaking new ground with something familiar is mirrored in individual details: the signature Thor’s Hammer headlights are augmented with new pixel LEDs, which automatically adjust to light conditions and switch on and off independently to optimise the light pattern. The equally emblematic vertical rear lights are now segmented, providing a testament to the engineering challenge of extending one big lamp along the roof line, while also creating a modern take on a classic design.

2021 Nissan Qashqai Highlights

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Clear the stage for the new Nissan Qashqai: The third generation of the crossover pioneer is now on the road. The new edition combines a sharpened design with a networked, upgraded interior, new technologies and features as well as an electrified drive - ingredients that guarantee maximum driving pleasure in almost every situation. The basis for this fine-tuning is provided by the CMF-C platform, which gives developers, designers and engineers additional freedom - optically and technically alike. As a result, the architecture raises the quality and the driving experience to a level that is generally only expected in higher vehicle classes. Around a decade and a half after the original was launched, the Qashqai is once again setting standards and taking account of progress and change in the automotive industry. Packed in the design language that was unchanged in the European design studio in London, the flagship scores with a sporty, elegant look. The Qashqai, which is almost 4.43 meters (+35 mm) long, looks sharper, more modern and more well-trained. While an enlarged Nissan V-Motion radiator grille with a chrome finish and flanking full-LED matrix headlights characterizes the face, the striking shoulder line, the 19 millimeter longer wheelbase and the up to 20-inch alloy wheels catch the eye when viewed from the side.

Lamborghini presents the Moleskine Special Edition 2021

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Automobili Lamborghini and Moleskine have commissioned Emiliano Ponzi to create a cover illustration and interior design for the 2021 notebook, bringing to life a new and exciting Special Edition. This follows years of collaboration that spawned many customizations of the famous notebook, both for the annual edition and for a number of Lamborghini events. Artist Emiliano Ponzi, one of the finest illustrators of his generation, expresses himself with bold, textured artwork that employs repetition, a judicious use of line, strong graphic compositions, and the use of conceptual metaphors to define and communicate a theme. His illustrations are featured in distinguished publications, books, newspapers and world-renowned advertisements for clients such as The New York Times, Le Monde, The New Yorker, Louis Vuitton, MoMA NY, Cartier and Der Spiegel. The collaboration between Automobili Lamborghini and Moleskine arose from a careful evaluation of the graphic approach, staying consistent with the brands' values both in terms of the evocative design projects and prestige at international level. Emiliano Ponzi's graphic style perfectly reflects these characteristics.

2022 Buick Enclave Driving Video

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With a modern, more expressive design and premium, intuitive technology, the 2022 Buick Enclave offers signature styling and features that premium SUV customers expect and appreciate. The bolder model features new front and rear fascias, grille and lighting, including Evonik LED taillamps. To give buyers options to reflect their personal style, the Enclave also offers unique personas, including the Sport Touring appearance package and the premium Avenir trim – the brand’s highest expression of refinement.

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