Audi is presenting the SQ7 and the SQ8 with new TFSI engines. The brand is thus responding to the worldwide trend toward sporty gasoline engines in the high-performance SUV segment. In terms of their suspension, the Audi SQ7 TFSI and the Audi SQ8 TFSI offer many high-tech components, and new connectivity and assist functions round off the technology package. The large S models will be launched on the European markets successively, starting in the fall of 2020.
Volvo XC40 Recharge - Battery Charging
The XC40 Recharge is the first of several fully electric Volvos to come and today’s production start represents a significant step towards Volvo Cars’ ambition to reduce its CO2 footprint per car by 40 per cent by 2025. That same year, it expects 50 per cent of its global sales to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest hybrids. Customer demand for the XC40 Recharge has been strong and while order books remain open, every car scheduled to be built this calendar year has already been sold. The first cars are scheduled to be delivered to customers in Europe later this month. The start of customer car production follows a period of preparation in which the Ghent plant has built a limited number of pre-production cars. This process, standard procedure for every new model, aims to optimise the production flow and ensure top-notch quality of every car built. All relevant production staff has also received extensive training on safely building electric cars.
The iconic sound of silence ”is a trip organized by MINI to celebrate the world of sound and to approach the world of sustainable mobility from a different point of view. Headquarters of the initiative, the company Caimi of Nova Milanese, one of the main European design-oriented production companies, which offers the opportunity to live highly technological sensory experiences thanks to Open Lab, a complex of laboratories aimed at research in the acoustic field, where 'it is possible to visit the anechoic and reverberant chambers. In this scenario, sound is a key element, as well as for electric mobility. Sound is one of the means of expression of a car and that allows us to recognize it. MINI is a trend setter in this too. She was able to combine the sensory interaction of various design elements, such as the style, sound or scent of a vehicle, in a coherent way.
As the first model in the Lexus F SPORT Performance line, the first-ever 2022 IS 500 dials up the sports sedan formula to 11 with a boost in displacement and performance over the IS 350 F SPORT. With a push of the engine start button, its naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine roars to life, providing a not-so-subtle reminder that something special lies beneath its raised hood. The 2022 IS 500 accelerates from 0-60 MPH in 4.4 seconds according to AMCI testing and has an EPA-estimated 25 mpg highway rating.