Another MG novelty that will be launched this month is the new MG ZS EV. A fully updated version of the first model launched by MG in continental Europe that immediately garnered public attention as the first truly affordable 100% electric SUV in the B-segment. Certainly this is where the reason why the ZS EV has already satisfied more than 15,000 customers in its first year on the market, a result with which the model reached the top positions in the UK, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and France. However, MG engineers have worked to offer customers greater autonomy and ease of use. The new MG ZS EV features a cooler design, improved performance, significantly longer range and even more technology. The ZS EV will be offered with a choice of two trim levels (Comfort and Luxury) and two battery variants. The 70 kWh Long Range battery will be available from market launch, offering a range of 440km (WLTP) compared to the current model's 263km. At a later stage, a 50.3 kWh Standard Range battery with a range of 320 km (WLTP) will also be available. In addition to the increased battery capacity, the new MG ZS EV can also charge faster. The Long Range version is equipped as standard with an 11 kW three-phase on board. In addition, like the Marvel R Electric, each MG ZS EV is now equipped with the new MG iSMART connectivity system, which also offers a connection via a smartphone app, with which various functions can be controlled remotely.
The new Audi S3 - highlights chassis
The new S3 models display their dynamic character from the very first glance. The front is dominated by the Singleframe with its large rhombus-patterned grille and impressive air inlets, while the housings of the exterior mirrors have a gleaming aluminum look. The shoulder of the body extends in a strong line from the headlights to the rear lights. The areas below are curved inward – a new element of Audi’s design that places a stronger emphasis on the wheel arches. The new S3 Sportback and the S3 Sedan can be fitted with matrix LED headlights on request. Their digital daytime running lights consist of a pixel array made up of 15 LED segments, ten of which form two vertical lines. At the rear end, the large diffuser and the four exhaust tailpipes accentuate the sporty look.
The CUPRA Born is the brand’s first 100% electric vehicle and the next stage of the unconventional challenger brand’s development. It integrates the most advanced powertrain technology: the pure electric system is available with a choice of either 150PS (110kW) or 204PS (150kW) electric engines that deliver energy to the rear wheels. With the addition of an e-Boost package, maximum output can reach up to 170kW (231PS), with battery packs of 58kWh and 77kW, to deliver a range of up to 420km (58kWh) or up to 548km (77kWh). When equipped with the e-Boost package and with the 58kWh battery, the CUPRA Born goes from 0 to 50km/h in only 2.6s and the 0-100km/h in just 6.6 seconds.