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The new Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC+ - Compact performance SUV for all situations
A brisk lap on the race track or a weekend trip to the mountains with sporty equipment in your luggage: the new GLA 45 4MATIC+ and GLA 45 S 4MATIC+ master a wide range of disciplines and impress with their impressive driving dynamics. The 2.0-liter engine is the most powerful four-cylinder turbocharged engine produced in large series and is available in two power and torque levels. Even the basic model, with 285 kW (387 hp), offers more power than its predecessor. The S version, with 310 kW (421 hp), is moving into significantly higher vehicle classes. The active, fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system distributes the power at the rear axle wheel-selectively via AMG TORQUE CONTROL, thus providing the basis for top traction in all driving conditions. This is made possible by a new rear-axle transmission with two multi-disc clutches, one for each rear wheel. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual-clutch transmission portions the power in fractions of a second, adapted to the driving situation at hand.
Elegantly sporty with intuitive controls and innovative technologies – this is the new Opel Grandland. With the fully digital Pure Panel, the new model offers the driver a completely different cockpit experience. The Opel SUV flagship also features additional technologies and assistance systems that until now customers only find in higher class vehicles. Especially the adaptive IntelliLux LED® Pixel Light with a total of 168 LED elements. The technology from Opel’s flagship limousine, the Insignia, is making its debut in the German brand’s top SUV and sets new standards in the Grandland’s market sector. The same goes for Night Vision, which is celebrating its premiere at Opel. The system detects pedestrians and animals in darkness at a distance of up to 100 metres and warns the driver. The semi-adaptive Highway Integration Assist keeps the Grandland in the middle of its lane and maintains the distance to the vehicle in front. Produced in Germany, the new Grandland also features the Opel Vizor, the brand’s new face.
The all-electric Kia EV6 crossover has been awarded the highest safety rating following extensive testing by Euro NCAP, Europe’s leading independent safety testing organisation. The EV6 achieved the maximum five-star rating, further demonstrating the vehicle’s impressive safety credentials. The EV6 achieved 90% for adult occupant protection, 86% for child occupant protection, 64% for vulnerable road users including pedestrians, and 87% in the ‘safety assist’ category, which rates a vehicle based on the availability of a comprehensive suite of crash avoidance technologies. Euro NCAP praised the EV6’s passenger compartment for remaining stable in the frontal impact test and providing good protection of the knees and femur of all occupants. Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. In the side barrier test and the more severe pole impact test, the EV6 scored maximum points, providing strong protection of all critical body areas of driver and passengers. The EV6 also scored well in the child occupant tests, with the vehicle protecting all critical body areas of dummies representing six- and ten-year old passengers. When testing the EV6’s safety assist technologies, Euro NCAP highlighted the performance of the vehicle’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system, which responded well to other vehicles and avoided impacts in most test scenarios.