"Stellantis Spotlight" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week ending October 8, 2021, include the company continues to solidify its electrification plans with a major investment, Rebelle Rally goes electric with its sixth annual trek through the desert, Jeep® Grand Cherokee L makes the Wards 10 Best Interiors list and we report on Q3 U.S. sales.
The new Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC + T-Model - New rear design conveys more elegance and lightness
"At the rear of the sedan, the new, flatter and now two-part rear lights are immediately noticeable. They now extend into the trunk lid and are there The upper side is visually connected with a trim strip in high-gloss chrome. On the Estate, this trim strip extends even further to the end of the outer rear lights. Their shape is unchanged, but has been given a new interior design in the look of the sedan. The spoiler lip on the trunk lid of the sedan is in Body color painted, with the optional AMG Carbon Exterior II package in carbon. The newly shaped rear apron emphasizes the width of the sedan and estate and also has a positive effect on aerodynamics. The lower part is finished in high-gloss black and is elegantly finished with a Decorative strip structured in Silver Shadow, which runs across the entire width of the car and the contour of the newly formed double additional pipe covers. In addition, with the optional AMG Night Package, this trim strip is designed in high-gloss black or available in carbon (with the optional AMG Exterior Carbon Package I). The rounded, 90 mm trapezoidal twin tailpipes are chrome-plated in the basic model and in a new design in titanium matt with corrugation on the outside and inside. The rear end is rounded off by the newly designed, high-gloss black diffuser with two longitudinal fins. "
With its clearly structured surfaces, dynamic lines and large air intakes, the front apron adds even greater emphasis to the sporty appearance of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan and BMW 3 Series Touring. The redesigned headlights and kidney grille also give the car strong visual presence. The standard full-LED headlights are now much slimmer, with clear contours and daytime driving lights arranged in an inverted L shape to create a harmonious and modern look. Adaptive LED Headlights are available as an option, and are identifiable by the blue accents inside their covers. Blue light effects below the headlight units also give the front end a striking and high-class appearance in the hours of darkness. The Adaptive LED Headlights’ range of functions includes the cornering light and non-dazzling matrix high beam as well as dynamic headlight range control and variable light distribution. The lightly modified contours and new double bars give the BMW kidney grille an even more powerful look. Air intakes in Black high-gloss positioned below the kidney grille cool the braking system and add a sophisticated touch.
For 2021, the Lexus NX 300 and 300h will be offered in Nori Green Pearl with the addition of Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert as standard equipment, the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0. Drivers also have the added convenience of the HomeLink feature added to the Navigation option. The NX 300’s raised driving position evokes a sporty driving experience with features to complement a busy lifestyle. This includes the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 as standard equipment, Lexus Enform Wi-Fi (with 4GB of data complimentary for 3 months) and a power back door with kick sensor available as a standalone option. Additional options include: Intuitive Parking Assist, a system designed to notify the driver of the location of detected objects and proximity, helping with routine tasks like parallel parking. A driving experience that is never ordinary, the NX driver faces a sculpted metal-faced four-dial gauge cluster with 3D speedometer and tachometer displays. Gauges in the F SPORT feature full-length illuminated needles. A 4.2-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD in the center of the instrument cluster provides a full-color Multi Information Display (MID). A change in drive modes using the Drive Mode Select triggers a colored illumination in the MID – red for Sport mode, for example. The MID can also display phone and audio information.