Aiming to redefine the segment, the fourth generation Toyota Sienna reimagines the minivan to support a wider array of life stages and activities. With a standard hybrid powertrain now across all trims and an array of new tech and amenities, the 2021 Toyota Sienna raises the bar for style, safety, comfort, versatility and fuel efficiency in its segment. Designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S., the all-hybrid 2021 Sienna, influenced by the bold and robust character of SUVs, hosts many premium features: kick-open and closed sliding side doors and rear gate, four-zone climate control system, heated second-row super-long slide captain's chairs with ottomans, onboard vacuum and refrigerator, a segment-first power tilt and telescoping steering column with heated steering wheel, a digital rear-view mirror, 10-in. color head-up display and 12-speaker JBL® Premium Audio system. The 2021 Toyota Sienna is also ready for life's outdoor adventures with its all-wheel drive option - and is well-positioned for Yakima® accessories, such as a rooftop carrier, cross bars, bike rack and more. The Sienna will also offer an available tow hitch and factory optional 1,500-watt inverter with 120V AC outlet to power camping equipment. What's more, all versions of the 2021 Sienna are rated to tow up to 3,500 pounds. That's enough to pull a well-equipped compact travel trailer, or simply carry your bikes for that weekend getaway.
Merging car and smartphone - Volkswagen Touareg now parks in and out remotely
The basis of the new system is provided by the "Park Assist" parking assistant, which Volkswagen continues to offer for the Touareg. "Park Assist" enables semi-automatic parking; the car also parks semi-automatically from longitudinal parking spaces (parallel to the road). The SUV takes over the steering; the driver operates the gas/e-pedal and the brake. This is completely new: Now Volkswagen is going a decisive step further, as the new "Park Assist Plus with remote control" is the first to operate fully automatically - i.e. it also controls the engine and brakes. The new system offers two modes of operation: in the first mode, the driver remains seated in the car and operates the system from there; in the second mode, he gets out of the Touareg and controls the parking process via his smartphone. In both cases, the SUV automatically parks forwards or backwards in and out. And it does so in parking spaces of any kind.
Mercedes-Benz is presenting the new generation of Mercedes me Apps and its own, standardised developer platform. This sees the Mercedes me App, which links the vehicle with the smartphone and was unveiled in 2015, turning into a digital ecosystem. On this joint basis, new services can be developed flexibly and individually in future. The offer initially encompasses three apps: Mercedes me, Mercedes me Store and Mercedes me Service.
The all-new 2020 Nissan Sentra represents an exhilarating breakthrough for Nissan's popular compact sedan - with eye-catching new styling, a comprehensive suite of intelligent driving technologies including standard Nissan Safety Shield 360, advanced connectivity functions and confident performance provided by a new platform and a new engine. Sentra is the best-selling Nissan model in the United States, with more than six million deliveries since the model debuted for the 1982 model year. Now in its eighth generation, the 2020 Sentra resembles its predecessors in name only. It has been completely transformed from a traditional compact sedan to a powerful presence that shares the muscular, sporty design elements from models like the Maxima and GT-R. It also features a new refined, more luxurious interior, setting new standards for quality and comfort. Nissan Sentra's driving experience is also completely new, thanks to a more powerful, more efficient engine and a new platform featuring an independent rear suspension and rack electric power steering. And, like all four members of Nissan's newly revised sedan lineup, Sentra offers an extensive array of safety and driver-assist technologies and connectivity technology.