A tailor-made creation, built using fine materials with the most exquisite craftsmanship: inspired by haute couture, Mercedes-Maybach is expanding its model portfolio with an exclusive and limited special edition. The close-to-production Concept Mercedes-Maybach Haute Voiture combines the aesthetics and craftsmanship typical of the brand with unusual, fashion-inspired colour and material combinations – such as bold nautical blue contrasting with a light, shimmering rose and elegant crystal white. Exquisite nappa leather combines with high-quality bouclé fabric and particularly stylish trim elements. Similar to the principle of the limited high-fashion collection, the Concept Mercedes‑Maybach Haute Voiture heralds a new era of exclusivity for the tradition-rich brand. The model will be brought to market in early 2023 in a strictly limited edition.
The SEAT Leon e-HYBRID in brief
Plug-in hybrid vehicles are enjoying increasing popularity - especially, of course, among customers who value sustainable mobility. According to data from the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA), sales of hybrid cars increased by 133.9 percent across Europe in the first quarter of 2020. There are several reasons for this: the advantages of the E-license plate (with an electric range of more than 40 kilometers), an attractive price and the versatility they offer thanks to two different engine types.
In many ways, the Volvo C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo Cars: it is the first Volvo model in history designed as pure electric only, and will be offered online with a convenient Care offer. Its SUV elements and benefits combined with a lower profile means that Volvo Cars also enters a new segment – and it does so with cutting-edge design and features not previously seen on Volvo cars. Built upon the fundamental building blocks of the XC40, the C40 gives the same sense of power and strong character as its sibling while adding athleticism and lightness. This idea of breaking new ground with something familiar is mirrored in individual details: the signature Thor’s Hammer headlights are augmented with new pixel LEDs, which automatically adjust to light conditions and switch on and off independently to optimise the light pattern. The equally emblematic vertical rear lights are now segmented, providing a testament to the engineering challenge of extending one big lamp along the roof line, while also creating a modern take on a classic design.
A number of new technologies optimize the precision and control of the chassis in a wide variety of weather and road conditions. The standard electronic damper control (Electronic Control Suspension, ECS) in the GT-line version increases comfort and safety thanks to the continuous damping control. The system reacts to body movements and steering inputs and changes the damping behavior at lightning speed in order to counteract the vehicle's diving, pitching and rolling movements when cornering. It also adjusts the damping force in the case of obstacles in order to cope with them as comfortably as possible and to reduce the influence of post-vibrations on the wheels. A premiere for the Sportage is the “All-Terrain-Mode”, which will be available for the plug-in hybrid version with all-wheel drive. The system offers intelligent support when driving off-road or on snow by automatically optimizing the vehicle settings depending on the selected mode and thus helping the SUV to achieve maximum traction on muddy, sandy or snowy surfaces.