Aston Martin DBS @ Milano Monza Open-Air Motor Show 2022
The new Ferrari Roma Highlights
"As part of an innovative communication campaign in the social media, witty details about the Ferrari Roma have now been published. To illustrate the concept of the new Dolce Vita, the car was staged at various symbolic locations in the Italian capital and received much praise and applause from all sides - the public as well as the critics. The latest coupé from Maranello is characterized by harmonious proportions and elegantly balanced volumes, in the tradition of the legendary GT models from Ferrari with a front-engine. The Ferrari Roma, timeless and refined, has a number of unique technical features that place it at the top of its segment in terms of performance and driving pleasure. These include, in particular, a new drive train with an 8-speed gearbox, the use of the 5-position Manettino for the first time in a Ferrari GT and the unique power-to-weight ratio. All of this makes the Ferrari Roma the most powerful front-mid engine V8 2+ in Ferrari history, and the most fun to drive. Not to forget that it also offers outstanding seating and driving comfort for everyday driving".
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand is accelerating its electrification push with the ACCELERATE strategy with the aim to make more sustainable mobility accessible to even more people. In 2025, two years earlier than originally planned, a new model in Volkswagen’s electrified portfolio is expected to enter the small car segment with a starting price of around 20,000 euros. Called ID. LIFE, Volkswagen presented a concept version of the compact crossover at the International Motor Show IAA MOBILITY 2021 in Munich. The vision of a fully electric small car for urban areas focuses on people and shared experiences. It combines more sustainable elements and digitalization with an exceptionally flexible usage approach. For example, the ID. LIFE concept could be used as a cinema, gaming center or simply to relax in the open air.
Finally, the new line-up is completed by the Panda Cross, the top-of-the-range trim level with an off-road character and appearance and the best equipment for those who want an all-inclusive car. It features stylish new 15" wheel rims, double red tow hook below the bumper grille, chrome paintwork for skid plates, roof rack and side shock absorber bands with the wording ‘cross’ in relief in black. The wide range of equipment as standard includes rear parking sensors, automatic air conditioning, leather steering wheel, new black techno-leather door panels, new 'woody’ dashboard in recycled materials and new 7” touchscreen radio complete with DAB digital radio, set up for Apple CarPlay and compatible with Android Auto™ and smartphone bracket. Other new features: two-tone seats made with sustainability in mind, the center panel of which are spun with a special eco-friendly fabric with at least 37” recycled plastic from the land. The seats are embellished with brown side stitching in fabric, eco-leather details and specific “cross” logo.