The Suzuki Hayabusa hit the market in 1999, setting new standards in different areas. Among them is its image, with an unmistakable style and careful aerodynamics that have made the Hayabusa instantly recognizable. Short, long and wide, it is a magnificent beast that exudes power, balance and high performance. Like the Peregrine Falcon, hence its Japanese name. A bird that when it swoops for its prey is capable of exceeding 300 km / h. A design that has evolved in its next two generations, but faithfully maintaining the original DNA. Suzuki has adapted it to the present in a forceful way, also bringing us closer to the future thanks to a more avant-garde appearance. Suzuki's design team has worked very hard to create sharper lines that are resistant to the passage of time, conveying refinement while reflecting its power. For this they have applied a successful combination of textures, colors and design elements, in perfect harmony with the high performance of its engine. A tetracilíndrico that in this third generation yields 190 CV at 9,700 rpm and that again is capable of reaching 299 km / h. The Design Team has achieved that the new Hayabusa exudes quality and luxury, and at the same time that its image resembles a very fast and ferocious bird of prey such as the Peregrine Falcon.
The new Opel Crossland Exterior Design in red
Crisp and compact on the outside, very spacious and versatile on the inside with cool SUV looks. That is the new Opel Crossland (RRP incl. VAT in Germany from €18,995), which is the first model to adopt the brand’s unmistakeable new face, showcased just a few weeks ago by the new Opel Mokka. As with the Mokka, the new Opel Crossland dispenses with the X-appendix in its name. In addition to the design, Opel has further developed the Crossland’s chassis and steering, and added a sporty GS Line trim as well as IntelliGrip adaptive traction control. Organically integrating the grille and headlights, the Opel Vizor of the new Crossland extends in one single sweep across the front of the vehicle. The Vizor optically stretches the width and organises the fascia with a reduced amount of elements. The brand’s legendary lightning-flash emblem proudly dominates the centre. The Vizor will become a hallmark of all Opel models in the course of the 2020s with the idea of further clustering top technologies.
Whether a large nuclear family or a small extended family: as a seven-seater, the new EQB offers space for many family constellations and a wide variety of transport needs. This gives it an exceptional position not only in the compact segment, but especially among electric cars. The two seats in the third row can be used by people up to 1.65 metres tall, and child seats can also be fitted there. The new EQB will make its debut at Auto Shanghai 2021 (21 to 28 April 2021). Following the EQA 250 (combined electrical consumption: 15.7 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) it is the second fully electric compact car from Mercedes-EQ. The powerful and efficient electric drive, clever recuperation and predictive Navigation with Electric Intelligence are just some of the features that link it to the EQA. The market launch in China is scheduled for this year. After Europe, the international version of the EQB, produced in Kecskemét, Hungary, will be launched at the end of the year, followed by the US market launch in 2022.
The possible uses of game technology and virtual reality applications are manifold in the automotive sector. The BMW Group, the first automotive company together with Epic Games to define and structure an enterprise licence for the industrial use of Unreal Engine, designed a self-developed mixed reality system. This is consistently used and expanded in vehicle development. The BMW iX is the first car that has been developed using the game engine we modified for our purposes. BMW’s use of Unreal Engine is invaluable, especially in the strategic innovation fields. You can very quickly create 3D renderings, for example, that take account of light effects and light reflections on different materials, among other things. But most importantly, it allows the functional and user experience to be brought to life and implemented in real time at a very early development stage. These advantages led to the early development of the technology into a global platform.