Lucas di Grassi drives the Audi RS e-tron GT prototype on the country roads of Rhodes.
Mazda MX-30 - Crash & Safety Tests 2020
The all-electric Mazda MX-30 has been awarded the maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP in its latest series of tests, with 91% and 87% scores in its respective adult and child occupancy categories. 91% is the best Adult Occupant Protection result yet registered amongst all vehicles tested in the latest 2020 Euro NCAP ratings. The Mazda MX-30 achieved maximum points in lateral impact tests, as well as full marks for crash test performance based on 6 and 10 year old children for both frontal and lateral impact. The MX-30 is the first Mazda to achieve an overall five-star rating under the new, more stringent 2020 Euro NCAP crashworthiness ratings. The 2020 ratings introduce new tests to address some longstanding needs in occupant protection and improved post-crash protection, and to promote the latest advanced driver assistance technology. The all-electric small-family SUV joins the CX-5 (2017), Mazda6 (2018), Mazda3 and CX-30 (both 2019) in achieving five-star Euro NCAP ratings.
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 legendary off-road skills and the adventurous spirit that for over fifty years have made Suzuki JIMNY an authentic icon of the off-road world are back on the market in a new guise. Suzuki JIMNY 1.5 PRO 4WD AllGrip is available with N1 homologation, which is a commercial vehicle in a two-seater configuration, capable of satisfying the needs of even professional customers. Compared to the passenger version with four seats, this variant sees the maximum load capacity increase by 30 liters. The total useful volume rises to 863 liters, with the compartment separated from the front area of the passenger compartment by a solid safety dividing net that allows full-height loading. The boot, which can be accessed by opening the classic side hinged tailgate and with an external spare wheel, has a flat bottom, well aligned with the threshold and made of resistant and easy to clean material. On the sides there are holes to fix accessories such as crossbars, hooks and nets, which allow for safer transport, preventing the goods from moving. Such practicality makes JIMNY 1.5 PRO suitable for any professional use, even in extreme and challenging situations. The heir to the legendary Suzukini, sold to date in Italy in 87,500 units, is ready to satisfy even off-road lovers and those who practice hobbies and sports in the midst of nature, perhaps bringing bulky equipment with them.