With the Scenic Vision study, Renault is giving a glimpse of the next generation of the Scenic, which will be launched in 2024 with a purely battery-electric drive. At the same time, the concept car conveys an impression of the brand's new design language. Unlike the later production version, the dynamically designed technology carrier has a combined battery and fuel cell drive to cover long distances with quick refueling stops and consists of 70 percent recyclates. This results in a 75 percent lower CO2 footprint in production and use than with conventional electric vehicles. Innovations such as the "Safety Coach", which proactively warns the driver of danger spots, or the "Safe Guardian", which actively intervenes in the driving process if alertness wanes, also raise active safety to a new level.
The new MG EHS PLUG-IN Hybrid - The best of both worlds
Following the fully electric MG ZS EV, this is the second model of MG in mainland Europe. The spacious SUV uses pioneering plug-in hybrid technology that combines low consumption and emission levels with optimal driving pleasure. The sturdy power train comprises a 1.5-litre turbo engine, an ingenious 10-speed transmission, an electric motor and a 16.6 kWh lithium-ion battery. In EV mode, the MG ESH Plug-in hybrid can travel up to 52 km fully electrically (WLTP). What’s more, the model is lavishly equipped with an extensive range of comfort and safety features. The five-star Euro NCAP safety rating for the petrol variant is partly thanks to the MG Pilot driver assistance systems and the usage of high tensile steel in the body structure of the vehicle. #mg will introduce the new MG MG ESH Plug-in hybrid in Europe with a starting price range of € 34,000.
Thanks to rear-axle steering (optional), the S-Class feels as manoeuvrable as a compact car in the city. The steering angle at the rear axle is up to ten degrees. The turning circle is reduced by up to two metres. The interaction between the front-axle and rear-axle steering is configured to ensure agile responsiveness in urban and country traffic together with a very high level of stability. This results in e.g. small side-slip angles and a high level of yaw suppression. At high speeds the focus is more on stability, though without compromising precision and responsiveness. This added value is achieved by integrated actuation of the steering and brakes (ESP®), and considerably improves handling safety as a result.
In the words of Pierre de Coubertin – father of the modern Olympic Games – it’s the taking part that counts. Except Alpine doesn’t see things this way! Signatech-Alpine Team Principal Philippe Sinault, the man who steered the brand’s return to motorsport in 2013, explains how the winning instinct is embedded into Alpine’s DNA.