With an assertive new exterior, beautifully crafted all-new interior, latest generation Pivi Pro infotainment and the choice of in-line four and six-cylinder engines including PHEV and MHEV technology, the new Jaguar F-PACE is more luxurious, connected and efficient. The four-cylinder, 404PS PHEV has an all-electric range of up to 33 miles. The new exterior design gives the award-winning F-PACE performance SUV a cleaner, more assured presence, featuring a new sculpted bonnet with a wider power bulge and smoother, more precisely defined surfaces. The new bonnet also contributes to a more striking finish by reducing the number of shutlines on the front of the car. An enlarged grille features Jaguar’s heritage logo-inspired ‘diamond’ detailing, while the side fender vents now feature the iconic Leaper emblem, demonstrating the exceptional attention to detail found right across the vehicle. A new front bumper with redesigned air intakes and dark mesh details visually widen the new F-PACE for a more assured dynamic presence.
Daimler: Dispute between works councils and the Board of Management comes to a head
The Daimler plant in Untertürkheim, which currently employs some 19,000 people, is facing radical change. The production of combustion engines there is being relocated to other Eastern European countries, and around 4,000 jobs are at stake. At the same time, Daimler Untertürkheim intends to transform itself into a center of excellence for e-mobility and thus create new jobs. The Daimler Group management recently negotiated with the works council in Untertürkheim about the future orientation of the plant. The discussions came to a head - now the talks are on hold for the time being. Business editor Yannik Buhl analyzes the background in the video.
The All-new Mégane E-TECH Electric paves the way to carbon-free mobility: zero-emissions when on the road, designed using recycled, second life for its batteries, and readily recyclable at the end of its life cycle. This vehicle of Renault’s ‘Nouvelle Vague’ embodies the very challenges of modern times. As innovative as it is eco-friendly, the All-new Mégane E-TECH Electric reflects the Renault’s commitment to be an active part of the ecological transition and helps Renault Group achieve its 2040 target of being carbon neutral in Europe. Quentin, Environmental Officer at Material Engineering, tells the story of the ‘green’ car he helped create.
The new model line’s assistance systems perfect ease of driving and safety. Included as standard in the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo is the ‘Car2X’ local warning system, which utilises signals from other vehicles and the transport infrastructure to spot hazards in real time. Also included as standard: the ‘Front Assist’ emergency braking function and, in the MPV, the ‘Lane Assist’ lane-keeping assistant. With new software, new assistance functions are also making their way into the ID. family. Available as an option is ‘Travel Assist with swarm data’, which facilitates partially automated driving across the entire speed range and, for the first time, assisted lane-changing on the motorway. Also new: the ‘Memory Function’ for automated parking on a previously saved route.