In 2015, the first Suzuki GSX-S1000 hit the market, bringing the pleasure of riding a sports bike on the road to a new dimension. Today, six years later, the Hamamatsu maxi naked is renewed and revolutionized the street-fighter segment again. The new GSX-S1000 opens up new frontiers in motorcycle design and offers an engaging and exciting experience, in compliance with the limits of the Euro 5 emission standard. The new GSX-S1000 sports a great personality, with an athletic line that suggests what performance the bike is capable of. The futuristic overlapping hexagonal LED headlight makes this Suzuki immediately recognizable and becomes the emblem of the modernity of the many technologies adopted in Hamamatsu. The taut and slender shapes of the front find continuity in the sculptural features of the conveyors and the new 19-liter tank, which improves travel range while remaining very slim. The compact tail and the LED turn signals complete the silhouette in which the muscular central part appears visually projected forward in the maximum expression of dynamism. The colors available for the GSX-S1000 are three. The launch color is Blue, a color that recalls Suzuki’s identity and its commitment to motorsport. Alternatively, customers can choose the brand new Grigio Mat and the gritty Black. All models for Italy are equipped with matching single-seat covers and can be customized thanks to a rich catalog of original accessories. The new GSX-S1000 will be offered at a list price of 13,190 euros.
Audi Mission Zero - Smart Factory in Brussels
The drone flight over the Audi plant in Brussels shows which sustainable production steps are used to achieve CO2 neutrality at the site.
What do the fully electric compact Volkswagen ID.3, the ID.4, which was recently singled out for the “2021 World Car of the Year” award, and the recently presented high-performance model ID.4 GTX have in common? They all have cutting-edge technology on board in the shape of the high-voltage battery system from Volkswagen Group Components in Braunschweig. This makes for strong performance, long range, excellent safety and rapid charging. The demand for attractive and affordable electric vehicles based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) is so high that the site recently expanded production to up to 500,000 batteries a year.
The all-new HR-V delivers a unique and responsive driving experience, with exceptional efficiency delivered by Honda’s powerful and efficient two-motor e:HEV powertrain – featured as standard for the first time on a HR-V. The next-generation of the brand’s popular compact SUV offers class-leading space, comfort and utility, as well as advanced safety and technology features, all within a bold and sleek coupe-inspired form. Available in Europe from late 2021, the new HR-V is the latest model in Honda’s line-up to wear the e:HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) badge, following the refreshed CR-V and all-new Jazz that launched in 2020. It expands Honda’s electrified line up as the brand moves further towards its goal of electrifying all of its European mainstream models by 2022. The next-generation hybrid-only HR-V is the culmination of an extensive review of modern consumer attitudes. Having evaluated how today’s active, connected population identifies and selects high value products, Honda developed the HR-V not only as an all-new compact SUV, but as a consumer product that must appeal through desirability, functionality and usability.