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.
The new Opel Crossland Exterior Design in Grey
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.
The new Mazda MX-30 makes no compromises: Despite the locally emission-free electric drive, customers enjoy the driving pleasure that is typical of the brand. Thanks to the 35.5 kWh high-voltage battery, the capacity of which has been selected so that the environmental impact over the entire life cycle is taken into account, the model offers a range of up to 265 kilometers in the realistic WLTP cycle - and thus far more than that of European commuters covered an average of 48 kilometers per day. Environmentally friendly materials such as cork and the freestyle doors that open in opposite directions are further features of the new Mazda model. Like any other Mazda, the MX-30 offers the very natural and direct driving experience that the brand is known for. It accelerates, decelerates and steers as you would expect in the relevant situation. The innovative technologies around the e-Skyactiv drive are responsible. The high-voltage battery installed below the floor, for example, is directly connected to the body structure, which increases the overall rigidity and ensures direct driving behavior.
"Stellantis Spotlight" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week ending February 25, 2022, include CEO Carlos Tavares shares the full-year financial results for 2021, results for Tony Stewart Racing’s NHRA season debut in Pomona, California, and the Jeep® Compass launches the new Altitude Appearance Package.