The newest generation of the Astra hatchback is already rolling off the assembly line in Rüsselsheim. Now Opel is following up with the estate model variant, the all-new Astra Sports Tourer, available in Germany for prices starting at €27,750 (RRP incl. VAT). The newcomer will be available with two levels of plug-in hybrid electric drive, making it the German carmaker’s first electrified estate. The new Astra Sports Tourer also continues Opel’s successful tradition of compact estates, which began around 60 years ago with the Kadett Caravan, the first such car in this class from a German brand. In addition to electric drive, the new Astra Sports Tourer will be available with highly efficient petrol and diesel engines. Power ranges from 81 kW (110 hp) to 96 kW (130 hp) with the petrol and diesel variants and currently up to 133 kW (180 hp) and later up to 165 kW (225 hp) system output with the electric plug-in hybrid variants. In addition, the Astra Sports Tourer continues Opel’s electrification offensive; a battery-electric variant will complete the powertrain line-up in 2023.
Lexus presents new electric drive control DIRECT4 and concept vehicle with future design orientation
With the electric drive control DIRECT4, Lexus presents a new technology for the next generation of electric and hybrid vehicles. The system ensures precise, needs-based distribution of torque and braking force on all four wheels and thus forms the basis for outstanding performance, driving safety and handling properties. Last year Lexus unveiled the futuristic LF-30 concept vehicle at the Tokyo Motor Show - as part and ambassador of the new global electrification strategy Lexus Electrified. The DIRECT4 drive control system now presented is a core technology of this strategy. The system regulates the torque distribution of the front and rear electric motors as well as the distribution of the braking force on all four wheels. This adapts the drive of the front and rear wheels to the respective driving conditions and the intentions of the driver
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, today presents “Direzione Cor Tauri” (Towards Cor Tauri): a roadmap to decarbonization of future Lamborghini models and of the Sant’Agata Bolognese site based on a holistic approach to its environmental sustainability strategy. Throughout the product electrification process, Lamborghini will focus continually on identifying technologies and solutions that guarantee top performance and driving dynamics in keeping with the marque’s tradition. In reference to the logo chosen by company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963, Cor Tauri is the brightest star in the Taurus constellation, and represents Lamborghini’s move towards a future that is electrified but always faithful to the heart and soul of the ‘bull’ brand.
Thanks to the interaction between artificial intelligence, machine learning and enhanced Car-to-X connectivity, the head-up display with increased reality, the prerogative of the new Audi Q4 e-tron range, combines the real and virtual world, for the benefit of safety and comfort. guide. The hi-tech character of Audi electric compact SUVs is underlined by the brand new 11.6-inch MMI display, the largest ever for a four-ring car, by the possibility of choosing after purchase between four different luminous signatures - one world premiere - and new steering wheels equipped with touch controls with haptic feedback. The instrumentation, offered in three variants, is fully digital.