With the new NX, Lexus is opening a new chapter in the history of the Japanese premium automobile brand: The second generation of the SUV model features a further developed body design and is driving electrification further with the first plug-in hybrid from Lexus and the latest hybrid generation Ahead. At the same time, the new NX offers driving dynamics improvements for an active and networked driving experience, multimedia and connectivity of the next generation as well as new technologies for more safety and comfort. The new NX replaces a model that has been very successful for Lexus in Europe. Since its launch in 2014, more than 170,000 units have been sold - mostly to customers who are driving a Lexus for the first time. The NX has thus also made a significant contribution to the growth of the brand in Germany.
The new BMW R 18 - Iconic style of bygone days skilfully staged with modern technology and authentic materials
The new R 18 is the modern interpretation of a cruiser that continues the BMW Motorrad tradition, confidently picks up the iconic style of bygone days and skilfully transfers it to the present day. From the overall impression to the smallest detail, a purist design lives on, shaped by classics from the BMW R 5. The typical proportions with sloping lines as well as the clear and reduced design language, combined with functional and style-defining elements such as the double loop frame, open-running cardan shaft or black paint with double lines (optional ex works) are not by chance reminiscent of the legendary boxers of the early years. And the heart is at the center: the Boxer engine. Unmistakably BMW, a homage to classic engine construction, a sculpture in metal. The classic bodywork of the R 18 is also made of metal - just as befits an authentic cruiser. Accordingly, the 16-liter fuel tank in its drop shape derived from the R 5, the front and rear fenders, the side panels under the seat, the fork sleeves, and the housings of the headlights and round instrument are made of sheet steel. These circumferences, also known as the "paint set", shape the character and overall appearance of the new R 18, as does the monumental boxer engine. The deliberate design of the bodywork as individual components reinforces the classic look while leaving room for conversion, customizing and modification.
The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing achieve an artful balance between form and function. Descended from the brand’s racing-derived V-Series legacy, the design elements of the new V-Series Blackwing sedans support and complement their track-capable performance, while advancing the V-Series’ motorsports-inspired heritage of styling and enhanced refinement. On the exteriors, wind-tunnel testing and extensive racetrack validation refined the designs to optimize the balance of form and function. On the inside, every unique V-Series Blackwing element, from the available carbon fiber-accented seats to track-specific layouts for the driver information center, was developed for its contribution to driver control.