Hyundai unveiled details of its significantly redesigned and enhanced 2022 Kona and Kona Electric SUVs for the United States market. The new Kona receives a variety of updates based on research carried out in the US market. The fresh design, which includes an all-new sports model of the N Line, presents a very dynamic appearance. An enhanced lineup of powertrains provides both sporty and eco-friendly options to satisfy a wide variety of buyers, while enhanced connectivity and convenience components deliver an ownership experience. even more satisfying for customers. The safety aspect has also been enhanced with generous new active and passive safety components. The Kona 2022 gasoline SUVs and the Kona Electric 2022 are manufactured at the Ulsan plant in South Korea, and will be arriving in our country in the spring. The Kona plays a key role in Hyundai's broader electrification strategy, combining electrified powertrains with a sleek compact SUV body configuration. In fact, the Kona was Hyundai's first SUV available in America with a fully electrified powertrain.
The new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet - The engine
For 45 years, it has been the epitome of the high-performance sports car suitable for everyday use: the Porsche 911 Turbo. Following the market launch of the 911 Turbo S, the 911 Turbo Coupé and Cabriolet are now also entering the next generation - even more powerful, even faster and even more individual. Thanks to 427 kW (580 bhp), a plus of 30 kW (40 bhp) compared to the predecessor, both model variants undercut the magic limit of 2.8 seconds (minus 0.2 s) for the sprint from zero to 100 km/h. 750 Newton meters (plus 40 Nm) of torque, now without time overboost limit, make intermediate sprints even more spontaneous and effortless. The acceleration, power and torque of the new 911 Turbo are thus on a par with the 911 Turbo S of the previous generation. Power transmission is also provided by the eight-speed PDK transmission, which has been tuned specifically for the Turbo. The top speed remains unchanged at 320 km/h. For the first time, the 911 Turbo is also available with options such as the sports or lightweight package, sports suspension and sports exhaust system. This allows customers to tailor their vehicle even better to their individual wishes.
The new Maserati Grecale SUV is “The Everyday Exceptional”. Grecale strikes the right balance between versatility, elegance, performance and innovation, guaranteeing performance, comfort and safety, all at the same time. These features are combined with off-road capabilities and uncompromising driving pleasure. Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, the new SUV is produced at the Cassino plant. Grecale is a range within the range, the Trident brand’s fullest ever. An extremely wide range of engines is available: conventional internal combustion, hybrid and, in a year’s time, Grecale will also be the first full-electric SUV in Maserati history. Three versions will be rolled out at launch: GT, powered by a four-cylinder mild hybrid engine capable of delivering 300 hp; Modena, with a four-cylinder 330-hp mild hybrid engine; and the powerful Trofeo, equipped with a high-performance 3.0L 530-hp petrol V6 based on the Nettuno engine fitted to the MC20.
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA is the heart of the Czech car manufacturer and tops the bestseller lists in numerous European countries. In the fourth generation of the OCTAVIA, the robust SCOUT and two other sporty RS variants complete the portfolio. By electrifying the powertrain using the new mild hybrid technology and two OCTAVIA iV models with plug-in hybrid drives, ŠKODA once again significantly reduces the CO2 emissions of the new OCTAVIA. The bestseller's IV variants drive up to 60 kilometers locally without emissions in the WLTP cycle, and the internal combustion engines are also constantly being further developed. They are even more efficient and ŠKODA has reduced the emission of nitrogen oxides by around 80 percent in the diesel generators of the new EVO generation. With two body variants, front or all-wheel drive, manual gearbox or direct shift gearbox (DSG) and five drive options - petrol, diesel, CNG, mild and plug-in hybrid - every ŠKODA customer will find the right OCTAVIA. The heart of the all-wheel drive in the OCTAVIA is the electronically controlled multi-plate clutch, which, following the extensive technical revision in the current sixth generation, is also significantly lighter than its predecessor.