The SPORTLINE is the range-topping model in the ŠKODA KAROQ line-up. Apart from the 1.0 TSI, the KAROQ SPORTLINE is available with any of the engines in the range. The 2.0 TSI petrol engine with an output of 140 kW (190 PS), which comes with a seven-speed DSG and all-wheel drive as standard, is exclusively reserved for the KAROQ SPORTLINE. The exterior of this sporty range-topping model is characterised by a host of black design details, exclusive alloy wheels and SPORTLINE badges. Black sports styling also continues in the interior. The brand’s SPORTLINE models celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2022, following ŠKODA’s introduction of this dynamic variant in 1992 with the FAVORIT.
The new Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA - design highlights
Sauber is one of the few Formula 1 teams that has its own wind tunnel. The plant in Hinwil, Switzerland, is one of the most powerful in Europe and is equipped with the latest technology. For Alfa Romeo, the advantages of working with Sauber lie in the rapid production of prototypes and ultimately the series production of these components. The new aerodynamic components of the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm models are made from carbon fiber by Sauber. These include the front bumper, the side skirts, the diffuser, the rear spoiler of the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and the large rear wing of the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm. The aerodynamics of the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm can be adapted to the specific requirements of different drivers thanks to the manual adjustment options for the front splitter and rear wing. The result is a stunning automobile, both aesthetically and in terms of performance. The engine of the two special models is a V6 biturbo gasoline engine with a displacement of 2.9 liters, which is made almost entirely of aluminum. With an output of 397 kW (540 PS), it enables acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.6 seconds with the Launch Control activated
The new Maserati Grecale SUV is “The Everyday Exceptional”. Grecale strikes the right balance between versatility, elegance, performance and innovation, guaranteeing performance, comfort and safety, all at the same time. These features are combined with off-road capabilities and uncompromising driving pleasure. Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, the new SUV is produced at the Cassino plant. Grecale is a range within the range, the Trident brand’s fullest ever. An extremely wide range of engines is available: conventional internal combustion, hybrid and, in a year’s time, Grecale will also be the first full-electric SUV in Maserati history. Three versions will be rolled out at launch: GT, powered by a four-cylinder mild hybrid engine capable of delivering 300 hp; Modena, with a four-cylinder 330-hp mild hybrid engine; and the powerful Trofeo, equipped with a high-performance 3.0L 530-hp petrol V6 based on the Nettuno engine fitted to the MC20.
The new F-PACE SVR is available exclusively with Jaguar’s 550PS 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged petrol engine, now with 700Nm torque – an increase of 20Nm. This uplift in torque delivers enhanced performance, with the F-PACE SVR capable of 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds), three-tenths of a second faster than before, and a top speed of 178mph (286km/h), an increase of 2mph. The powertrain now features the same torque converter used in the record-breaking Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sedan, to withstand the higher loads produced. As well as the improved torque and acceleration, CO2 emissions are also reduced from 281g/km to 275g/km with fuel economy now up to 23.1mpg (12.2l/100km).