Digitalization offers an opportunity to rethink the automobile. Audi is creating an ecosystem for electric and autonomous driving. With new physical and digital offerings, the premium brand will enrich the customer experience and meet the growing needs and demands for the mobility of the future.
The new Dacia Sandero - First Dacia models with a new light signature and LED headlights
The face of Dacia Sandero and Sandero Stepway is also characterized by the new, unmistakable Dacia light signature with LED daytime running lights in the form of a horizontal Y, which is in addition to the wide track and the pronounced shoulders makes both models appear wider and more athletic. The striking graphic can also be found in the form of a double Y in the rear lights, which are arranged far to the outside. For the first time at Dacia, full LED headlights are also available for both models. At 110 meters, their light range is 37 percent higher than that of the halogen lights in the previous model. At 24 meters, the light cone is nine percent wider. Since they cover a color spectrum similar to daylight, they also better accommodate human viewing habits. Depending on the equipment level, the Sandero and Sandero Stepway are equipped with the light sensor as well as the rain sensor
History literally repeated itself recently, as Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1701 re-enacted its astonishing run in the 1911 London-Edinburgh Trial. The car, designed as an 'Experimental Speed Car', won the original event locked in top gear for the entire 799-mile return trip between the two capitals. Given the primitive state of Britain's Edwardian roads, its average speed of 19.59 mph was highly impressive – and its then unheard‑of fuel efficiency of over 24 mpg even more so. To prove that the car had not been modified in any way, it achieved 78.2 mph on a half-mile speed test conducted immediately after the Trial; it also became the first Rolls-Royce to exceed 100 mph in a later test at the fabled Brooklands circuit in Surrey. The re-enactment was as faithful to the 1911 event as possible. The car, now a priceless collector's item and wearing registration R-1075, departed from the Pall Mall headquarters of the Royal Automobile Club (which oversaw the original Trial) at 06.00 on Sunday 5 September 2021, then travelled to Edinburgh on a route that followed the old Great North Road as closely as practicable – locked in top gear just as it was 110 years before.
CUPRA is heading into a new era. Three years after its launch in Terramar, the automotive brand faces a key year in 2021 as it looks to be the impulse for the company’s transformation and prove to the market that electrification and performance are a perfect combination with its six plug-in hybrid variants and its first ever 100% electric model, the CUPRA Born. As part of the company’s third anniversary celebrations, the CUPRA Tribe took to the CUPRA e-Garage virtual platform to unveil its plans for the future at a digital event attended by distinguished guests including ambassadors Marc ter Stegen and Fernando Belasteguín, race drivers Mattias Ekström, Jordi Gené and Mikel Azcona, and Game of Thrones executive co-producer Vince Gerardis.