Detailed model update for the BMW iX3 optimises the car’s sporting aura and the driving pleasure it offers, as well as ease of operation and the premium character of the interior. Fresh design accents underscore the close conceptual and technological links between the all-electric Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) for the premium midsize class and the BMW iX and BMW i4. New BMW iX3 builds on its profile as a trailblazer for a new era of electric mobility. First model to feature fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology. Advanced overall concept coherence enables unique combination of sporting prowess, exceptional efficiency, and long-distance ability with a range of up to 460 kilometres (286 miles) in the WLTP test cycle.
TÜV Report 2021 - Opel Insignia and Opel ADAM are best in class
The Opel ADAM and the flagship Insignia are the deficiency dwarfs in their vehicle classes. As in the previous year, the ADAM dominates the segment of two to three-year-old minis in the new TÜV-Report with an average rate of significant defects of only 3.7 percent. The TÜV inspectors have even less to complain about during the general inspections of the Opel flagship. The Insignia is not only top in the mid-size class, it also wins the silver medal in the overall standings. With a defect rate of 2.2 percent, the Insignia is narrowly beaten only by the Mercedes GLC (1.7 percent). Since 1972, the TÜV Report has been an independent source for consumers when it comes to the technical condition of vehicles in Germany. It lists the strengths and weaknesses of individual models in different age groups. Around 8.8 million general inspections have been evaluated for the TÜV Report 2021. Between July 2019 and June 2020, 228 different vehicle models were examined.
As part of its European market LCV strategy, Nissan today unveiled the all-new Nissan Townstar range of compact light commercial vehicles. The Townstar will replace the NV250 and e-NV200 in the line-up. Additionally, the Interstar and Primastar (previously NV400 and NV300, respectively), fill out the streamlined LCV model offerings. Building on the success of the Nissan e-NV200, a pioneer and leader in the electric LCV market, the fully electric version of the all-new Townstar, available in van and passenger versions, is optimized to meet customer needs. With a 44 kWh battery featuring an intelligent energy management system and battery thermal cooling, the electric model will offer a range of 285 km (pending homologation under WLTP combine cycle) and 245 Nm of torque. Coupled with advanced technologies and low running costs, the fully electric model offers an efficient, sustainable mobility solution. A refined gasoline engine option will be also available in van and passenger versions. The 1.3-liter unit is fully compliant with the latest Euro 6d-Full emissions regulations and produces 130 PS and 240 Nm of torque, offering power and efficiency in equal measure. As an important vehicle in Nissan’s LCV line-up in the European market, the Townstar is the latest to be introduced under the Nissan NEXT transformation plan, which prioritizes sustainable growth and profitability across the company’s global operations. Launch timing of the all-new Townstar (both gasoline and EV versions) to be disclosed at a later date.
At IAA Mobility 2021, Hyundai Motor outlined its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality in its products and global operations by 2045. In addition, the company unveiled its ground-breaking all-electric robotaxi together with Motional, which is based on its award-winning IONIQ 5. This year, IAA took place in Munich, Germany, for the first time. It marked Hyundai’s first motor show appearance in Europe since the coronavirus pandemic began, and a series of regulations were in place to ensure the safety of exhibitors and attendees. With Hyundai making a series of bold announcements about its future strategy and introducing some innovative products, media interest in the company proved to be high.