The Tonale, the first all-new model from Alfa Romeo since the Stelvio in 2016, met all requirements for a 5 star rating, despite lacking centre airbags and proving to be an aggressive collision partner in frontal crashes. Overall, the SUV performs well in car to car and car to vulnerable road user crash avoidance tests and it offers an Attention Assist system that can detect driver drowsiness.
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 most important model it has introduced for over a decade, Mazda’s new flagship represents everything that the company has built into its DNA over the last 100 years, from outstanding exterior and interior design to the finest Japanese craftsmanship, the latest innovations in human-centric technologies and a world-class powertrain. The all-new Mazda CX-60 PHEV introduces the company’s first plug-in full hybrid technology to the European SUV market. Its powertrain combines a Skyactiv-G 2.5, four-cylinder direct injection petrol with a large, 129 kW electric motor, an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission, and a 355V, 17.8 kWh high-capacity battery. This combination of engine and motor delivers a total system output of 327 PS/241 kW and abundant torque of 500 Nm, making it the most powerful road car Mazda has ever produced. Conversely, the new Mazda PHEV displays outstanding environmental credentials. WLTP combined fuel consumption is just 1.5 l/100 km, and WLTP combined CO2 emissions only 33 g/km.
"Stellantis Spotlight" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week ending April 8, 2022, include thousands of Jeep® enthusiasts head out to Moab, Utah, for the 56th annual Easter Jeep Safari, new 5G connected technology is tested with the Jeep Wrangler 4xe and Chrysler showcases the Pacifica’s pet-friendly features ahead of National Pet Day.