The sixth generation Opel/Vauxhall Astra and third generation Peugeot 308 are both based on the Stellantis EMP2 platform and, unsurprisingly, score very similarly across all four areas of assessment. Both the offset test and the full-width crash test highlighted marginal chest injury protection for average male and small female drivers, and neither car was equipped with a centre airbag for far-side crash protection, a countermeasure which is increasingly common on modern cars. Both cars offer plenty of crash avoidance technology but do not include some of the latest advancements introduced in the market. The cars’ four-star ratings apply also to their PHEV variants.
Making of Corvette C8
The Corvette C8, which is manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky, was named one of the most American-made vehicle models by Cars.com and American University Kogod School of Business. This video was filmed at Bowling Green Assembly in February 2020.
This purist and powerful 375 kW 911 GT3 with a weight of just 1,418 kilograms is delivered with a six-speed GT sports gearbox as standard. For the first time, the Touring package can also be combined with the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission at no extra cost. The exterior’s most conspicuous difference is the omission of the fixed rear wing of the 911 GT3. The necessary downforce at high speeds and even more understatement are guaranteed by an automatically extending rear spoiler. Silver-coloured trim strips made of high-gloss anodised aluminium on the side windows are another distinguishing feature that underline the newcomer’s discreet appearance. The front end is painted completely in the exterior colour. The interior, with extended leather items in Black, is particularly elegant and is available exclusively for the GT3 with Touring package. The front of the dashboard and the upper side sections of the door trim panels have special surface embossing.
The new Opel Combo-e Cargo can now be ordered in Germany at an entry-level price of an attractive 29,700 euros (all prices in Germany excluding VAT). With the environmental bonus, only 20,700 euros are due up to 4.4 cubic meters and can shoulder a payload of up to 800 kilograms. As a double cab, the Combo-e provides space for the driver and up to four other passengers. The compact electric all-rounder with its 50 kWh lithium-ion Depending on the driving profile, outside temperature and use, the battery has a range of up to 275 kilometers in accordance with WLTP2. And if he needs to refuel, the battery can be recharged up to 80 percent in around 30 minutes at a public fast charging station. The new Combo-e Cargo is the ideal choice for everyone who, like Opel, wants to advance “Greenovation”. It is the emission-free solution for trade and craft, for the self-employed as well as for small or larger fleets. With the fully electric Stromer, customers can drive into inner city areas that will be reserved for zero-emission vehicles in the future.