Olivier François’ inspirational video message was made on the roof of the Lingotto complex in Turin, a symbolic location that brings together the Italian brand’s glorious history and its most famous model, with a vision for a more sustainable future. Lingotto was the factory where the 500 was created, and its roof played host to the legendary track on which the first 500 was tested. A true test track with 2 raised surfaces. The 500 symbolically set off from here “to conquer the world”. And it is here on the roof of the Lingotto complex – a former factory that featured as one of the first conversions of industrial archaeology in the 1990s – where the past and future will come together to create the largest hanging garden in Europe. In addition, here at Lingotto, the innovative structure which astonished even the architect Le Corbusier, is the new Casa 500 museum, nestled within the prestigious Pinacoteca Agnelli art gallery. It explores the past and future, the culture and the icon that acts as an ambassador for Made in Italy around the world.
BMW #NEXTGen 2020 – Deep Dive Connectivity
BMW #NEXTGen 2020 – Deep Dive Connectivity
Fuelled by the excitement of adventure, Nissan reveals the Primastar 'Seaside by Dethleffs' custom campervan – the perfect partner for bringing the spirit of summer to European roads. Designed in partnership with the specialists from seasoned campervan converter, Dethleffs, road-trippers have everything they need for fun-filled outdoor escapes – from an interior cabin built to easily suit a family of six to user-friendly appliances, on-board connectivity and infotainment tech. The all-new camper is based on the new, highly dependable Primastar van. The intelligent design is compact on the outside and spacious within, providing the ideal blend of comfort, practicality and reliability to keep travel plans rolling come sunshine or rain. """"The Primastar 'Seaside by Dethleffs' offers intrepid travellers the comforts of home in a comprehensive package for the road. Our partners at Dethleffs bring over 90 years of expertise in campervan conversion. Combining this with the Primastar's strong design and Nissan's industry-leading five-year warranty, together we've created a truly compelling proposition for summer holiday plans in Europe,"""" said Emmanuelle Serazin, LCV & Corporate Sales Director, Nissan Europe.
First introduced in 1972, Honda has always defined the Civic as a ‘car for people of the world’. Now, building on 50 years of heritage and with over 27.5 million units sold across 170 countries, the 11th generation Civic represents a modern evolution of the model’s distinctive shape, and echoes the noiseless, elegant design that we have seen in recent Honda models introduced to Europe. Honda engineers followed a development ethos of ‘Exhilarating Civic’, focussing on how exterior and interior packaging can work together to create a more comfortable and refreshing in-car experience that will enhance owners’ everyday lives. By applying a unique human-centred approach to dynamics, design and usability, Honda has created a cabin with greater comfort, visibility and spaciousness than ever before. Following Honda’s ‘Man-Maximum, Machine-Minimum’ (M/M) development approach – which is based on the principle that the purpose of technology and design is to serve the needs of the driver and passengers – has resulted in an exhilarating driving experience. The Civic inspires confidence through tactile touchpoints, engaging handling and dynamics, and a powerful yet efficient drivetrain suitable for all driving requirements. Honda’s proven e:HEV powertrain technology comes as standard, completing the brand’s mission to electrify all its mainstream European models by the end of 2022. The hybrid powertrain uses a lithium-ion battery to power two compact electric motors that work together with a 2.0-litre direct-injection petrol engine. It offers stunning all-round performance through impressive energy density, thermal efficiency, and torque. Thanks to a tailored application for the new Civic, the e:HEV system is smoother with a more responsive power delivery and a greater sense of linear acceleration, as well as offering exceptionally high fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions.