Cadillac revealed full details surrounding the 2023 Escalade-V — the industry’s most powerful full-size SUV. It is the first-ever Cadillac V-Series SUV — an elevation of design, performance and technology and the purest expression of the passion that exists at the core of Cadillac. Boasting a potent blend of refinement, power and technology, Escalade-V features performance-inspired styling and an unmistakable sound that combine for a head-turning street presence. With these distinctive attributes, the Escalade-V expands the V-Series lineup, now in its fourth generation, which offers more levels of performance while preserving the lineage of the original lineup introduced in 2004. At the heart of the Escalade-V is a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine rated at 682 horsepower (508 kilowatts) and 653 lb-ft of torque (885 Nm). Standard performance elements include a 10-speed automatic transmission calibrated for Escalade-V, full-time active all-wheel-drive system and exclusive suspension hardware and software calibrations. An Escalade-V ESV version is also available.
The new Opel Zafira-e Life - One model, three lengths - Zafira-e Life "Small", "Medium" and "Large"
Customers can now choose from three lengths of the Zafira-e Life - perfect for every need. The short Opel Zafira-e Life "Small" can be ordered as an extensively equipped edition version from 56,700 euros. With a total length of 4.60 meters, it is the most compact van in the range, but offers considerably more space and room for up to nine people - unique in its class. At the same time it impresses with its small turning circle (11.3 meters), good handling and two sensor-controlled sliding doors that can be opened electrically from the outside with a foot movement in the direction of the vehicle - another comfort feature unique in this segment. The 4.95 meter long Opel Zafira-e Life "Medium" (UPE incl. 19% VAT from 53,800 Euro for Selection) has a 35 centimeter longer wheelbase (3.28 meters for both "M" and "L"), providing more foot space for rear passengers and competing against the D-segment vans. Compared to its competitors, the Opel scores points with its large tailgate and correspondingly easy access to the cargo compartment. The 5.30 meter long Opel Zafira-e Life "Large" (UPE incl. 19% VAT from 54,625 Euro for Selection) finally challenges the large-capacity vans and scores with a maximum loading volume of around 4,500 liters.
The super SUV Urus and Aaron Durogati will face a unique challenge together. The Unlock Any Road concept of the Super SUV Urus meets the versatility of the two-time paragliding world champion Aaron Durogati, who will soon take part in the demanding Red Bull X-Alps. The 36-year-old Aaron Durogati, born in Merano, will start on June 20th in the Red Bull X-Alps, one of the toughest adventure races in the world, in which this time 33 selected participants will compete against each other over several days, all with paragliders and will be on foot (hike and fly). The aim is to pass the 1,238 kilometer long Alpine arc from Austria to Italy as quickly as possible. The race takes place in a daily time window between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. until the last athlete has completed the course.
Three, two, one - go! The ŠKODA AFRIQ could start immediately on a special stage of the legendary Dakar Rally. The eighth ŠKODA student car is a spectacular rally version of the ŠKODA KAMIQ. The crossover model is thus serving as the basis for a trainee car for the first time. The experts from ŠKODA Motorsport were more involved in the development of the ŠKODA AFRIQ than with any other student car. The project of the 25 trainees, including three women, pays homage to the roots and the original home of the 'Dakar' and at the same time refers to ŠKODA AUTO's responsibility for the Volkswagen Group's activities in North Africa.