The Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica made its dynamic premiere on both road and circuit in Valencia, Spain at the end of June, putting the handling and performance of the latest Lamborghini Huracan model to the test in all environments. The three souls of this super sports car – easy every-day driving; sporty fun-to-drive; and high-performing track-day car - were explored in downtown Valencia, on the Spanish mountain roads and on the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. The Tecnica’s unique characteristics deliver a sporty, lifestyle super sports car for both road and track. The Tecnica takes the engine and track prowess of the Huracan STO to deliver a rear-wheel drive car with rear-wheel steering, alongside a 10kg weight reduction; a power increase of 30 CV; improved aerodynamics; rear downforce increased by 35%; and drag reduced by 20%, compared to the Huracan EVO rear-wheel drive model.
Volvo XC40 Recharge Design in Studio
The Volvo XC40 Recharge luxury compact SUV, the first pure electric vehicle from the Swedish carmaker, has been selected as a 2021 North American Utility of the Year semi-finalist. It is the seventh Volvo in six years to be in the running for the prestigious award. The XC40 Recharge is everything customers expect from a Volvo, with the addition of a state-of-the-art, fully electric all-wheel drive powertrain that offers a projected range of over 200 miles on a single charge and output of 402 horsepower. The large, 78 kWh battery can be fast-charged to 80 percent of its capacity in approximately 40 minutes on a DC fast-charger system of up to 150 kW under optimal charging conditions. The Volvo XC40 Recharge also introduces a brand-new infotainment system powered by Android with Google technologies built-in. The new system offers full integration of Android Automotive OS, Google’s open-source Android platform, with real-time updates to services such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and automotive apps created by the global developer community.
The EQS is the first all-electric luxury saloon from Mercedes-EQ. With it, Mercedes-EQ is redefining this vehicle segment. The EQS is also the first model to be based on the modular architecture for luxury and executive-class electric vehicles. Fusing technology, design, functionality and connectivity, the EQS delights both drivers and passengers. First models on the market will be the EQS 450+ with 245 kW and the EQS 580 4MATIC with 385 kW.
"FCA Replay" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at FCA. The top stories for the week of December 25, 2020, include the addition of Sport Value to the 2021 Fiat 500X lineup, Alfa Romeo's 2021 lineup with Giulia and Stelvio, Chrysler Pacifica wins a Family Fun award and a contribution to grow Detroit's east side.