Top marks for the new Renault Megane E-TECH Electric: the all-electric newcomer is the brand’s 25th model to secure five stars in the independent Euro NCAP crash test. The Megane E-TECH Electric achieves top ratings for adult and child protection as well as for pedestrian safety and the equipment with driver assistance systems. The newly developed CMF-EV platform for electric vehicles forms the basis for the high level of safety. Even the entry-level version of the new Megane E-TECH Electric has a large number of safety-related assistance systems: in addition to lane departure warning and safety distance warning, the vehicle is equipped with emergency brake assistant, drowsiness warning and traffic sign recognition with speed adjustment. The active emergency lane departure warning system, which is also available as standard, uses the front camera and front radar to detect the risk of a frontal collision with an oncoming vehicle at speeds above 65 km/h if the driver is about to overtake. The system also registers when the vehicle threatens to leave the road. In both cases, the active emergency lane departure warning system warns the driver with a visual warning signal and intervenes in the steering if necessary. Also new at Renault is the reversing emergency brake assistant, which is able to recognize pedestrians when reversing, for example, and carry out emergency braking if necessary.
The CUPRA Formentor - The modern symbiosis of sports car and SUV
The CUPRA Formentor is the first vehicle that CUPRA designed and developed from scratch. An icon that skilfully combines exclusivity and innovation with an intuitive and dynamic driving experience. The distinctive look of the CUPRA Formentor underlines its diversity and emotionality. To emphasize its sportiness, the CUPRA Formentor is lower, with the visual focus on the rear spoiler. At the same time, the vehicle's dynamic proportions are expressively accentuated by its elongated bonnet. With a total of nine powerful and efficient drives, including two powerful plug-in hybrid versions, its extensive connectivity functions and modern safety and comfort systems, the sporty crossover coupé is state-of-the-art. The CUPRA Formentor is the first CUPRA model to be developed by Basically designed, developed and manufactured in the brand's factory in Martorell. Delivery is planned for the end of October 2020
With its inimitable combination of exclusivity, dynamic excellence, luxuriant spaciousness and versatility, the BMW X7 has quickly developed into the most successful BMW model in the luxury class. And now the unique character profile of the brand’s largest Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) has been honed to significant effect thanks to extensive design refinements – most notably a visually impactful front end – plus a new-look M Sport package, light-alloy wheels measuring up to 23 inches (an ex-factory first for BMW) and the latest-generation iDrive control/operation system including BMW Curved Display and BMW Operating System 8. The new BMW X7 also comes with a further expanded range of standard equipment, additional driver assistance systems and the latest 48V mild hybrid technology for the three engine variants offered. The new BMW X7 is a central pillar in the ongoing product offensive at the most exclusive reaches of the premium carmaker’s model line-up. The new X7 will be produced at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg, the competence centre for BMW X models in the US state of South Carolina. The worldwide market launch for the new BMW X7 will get underway in August 2022.
The 3-row is built on the Subaru Global Platform and is powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine. The Ascent comes with Subaru’s high-torque Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission) and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. EPA-rated fuel economy for the base and Premium models with standard equipment is 21 city/27 highway/23 combined, delivering a cruising range of over 500 miles. Models equipped with 20-inch wheels achieve EPA-rated fuel economy of 20 city/26 highway/22 combined. The U.S.-built Ascent is available in base, Premium, Limited and Touring trim lines. The Ascent is the most versatile Subaru ever with up to nine unique seating configurations and two rows of 60/40 split flat-folding seats offering up to 86.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The Ascent comes standard with a second-row bench seat, providing room for up to eight passengers. The Limited trim as well as available option packages for the Premium trim offer a choice of second-row captain chairs at no additional charge to provide occupants with easier access to the third row. The standard roof rails accommodate multiple accessories for carrying items such as cargo, bicycles and kayaks.