Nissan is equipping its compact coupé crossover Juke with a hybrid drive for the first time. The advanced system combines direct power delivery and an active driving experience with lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Thanks to its multimodal hybrid drive, the Juke Hybrid combines efficiency, responsiveness and harmonious driving characteristics. Drivers and passengers will experience pure electric launch, smooth driveability in all conditions and excellent fuel economy. This combination is made possible thanks to the intelligent multimodal transmission, efficient brake energy regeneration and the high-performance battery. In developing the hybrid powertrain, the focus was on complementing and preserving the agile and dynamic character of the Juke that has made the coupe crossover a modern Nissan icon.
The new Lexus UX 300e highlights
The all-electric Lexus UX 300e embodies the vision of "Lexus Electrified": Even with the new drive train, the model remains a true Lexus - without compromise. The brand's first electric vehicle combines exceptional craftsmanship with quality, comfort and peace of mind, as evidenced not only by the hand-moulded "drive-by-wire" selector lever. To ensure the quietest possible ride, Lexus has analysed and responded to the noise generated by electric vehicles: special tires and wheel arch linings reduce the noise generated by stones, grit and water lying on the road. Driving pleasure was also right at the top of the specifications from chief engineer Takashi Watanabe. The low center of gravity is a major factor in the dynamic and cultivated driving experience: In addition to the GA-C platform and its advantages, the Lexus UX 300e benefits from the high-voltage battery located under the vehicle body and the electric motor located deep in the engine compartment. Suspension and steering as well as parts of the Lexus Driving Dynamics Control System, first introduced in the LF-30 Electrified Concept, further maximize driving pleasure.
With its ACCELERATE strategy, Volkswagen is expediting its transformation into a software-oriented mobility provider: The new ID.5 and new ID.5 GTX are the sixth fully electric models to join the ID. family. The Volkswagen ID.5 is the SUV coupé from a brand new generation of vehicles with premium standards. It will be launched as the ID.5 with a rear-wheel drive system with 128 kW (174 PS) or 150 kW (204 PS) and as an all-wheel drive ID.5 GTX with 220 kW (299 PS). Every model in this product line is a strong character, bringing together the qualities of the ID. family in a unique design that is as elegant as it is expressive. The ID.5 delivers a brand new feeling of spaciousness along with pioneering solutions for operation, human-machine interface (HMI), Infotainment and assist systems.