SEAT is refreshing its successful Ateca with the introduction of the 2020 version. The revamped vehicle will build on its SUV attributes, adding a refreshed and more emotional appearance both inside and outside, a fully connected user experience, improved levels of safety, comfort and efficiency. The SEAT Ateca is designed and developed in Barcelona, and produced in Kvasiny (Czech Republic), refreshing the line-up of SUVs, alongside the compact Arona and larger Tarraco, in a segment that is growing every year in popularity as customers look for design and function in a single package.
BMW bobsleigh simulator for the BSD
What has long been a reality for BMW racers in the DTM and Formula E is set to become a trump card for the drivers of the Bobsleigh and Sled Association for Germany (BSD) in their preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing (China): realistic training in the high-tech simulator from BMW Motorsport. In the coming months, technology partner BMW will convert the simulator accordingly, opening up completely new possibilities for the BSD athletes.
Since the launch of the RX400h in 2005, Lexus has been a pioneer of electrification within the luxury market. As with the first RX hybrid model, Lexus engineers have imbued the brand’s hybrid vehicles with an excellent driving identity and environmental performance. Under the ‘Lexus Electrified’ vision, Lexus aims to invigorate all guests’ authentic love for driving exhilaration, and in doing so, will broaden its Lexus Electrified portfolio of hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), battery electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) products to exceed the needs and expectations of a more diverse set of luxury buyers. The portfolio expansion will move Lexus toward another essential goal: The realization of a sustainable global society. Lexus will contribute to achieving a carbon-neutral society by offering a full lineup of BEVs in all categories by 2030. Five years later, Lexus seeks to attain 100% BEV sales globally. To meet these challenges, Lexus will rigorously improve its products, along with the expertise of its personnel, by repeating “drive and fix” development at Toyota Technical Center Shimoyama (TTCS), Lexus’ new operational base.
The heart of the supercar is the BRABUS ROCKET 900 V8 twin-turbo increased-displacement engine. The powerplant with a displacement bumped to 4.5 liters develops an output of 662 kW / 900 hp (888 bhp) and produces a peak torque of 1,250 Nm (922 lb-ft), which is limited to 1,050 Nm (774 lb-ft) in the vehicle. It accelerates the all-wheel-drive car from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a mere 4.2 seconds. The electronic speed governor kicks in at 320 km/h (200 mph). The sporty BRABUS exposed-carbon package for the bodywork is the perfect fit for this level of vehicle performance. The radiator grille and all other trim components that are chromed on the production car feature ‘Shadow Grey’ glazing to match the black paint finish. The forged BRABUS Monoblock M “PLATINUM EDITION” 24-inch wheels sport the same color. The BRABUS upholstery shop customized the interior of the high-performance luxury SUV with BRABUS MASTERPIECE appointments crafted from black and cream-colored leather.