Hyundai today unveiled details of its significantly redesigned and enhanced 2022 Kona and Kona Electric SUVs for the United States market. The new Kona receives a variety of updates based on research carried out in the US market. The fresh design, which includes an all-new sports model of the N Line, presents a very dynamic appearance. An enhanced lineup of powertrains provides both sporty and eco-friendly options to satisfy a wide variety of buyers, while enhanced connectivity and convenience components deliver an ownership experience. even more satisfying for customers. The safety aspect has also been enhanced with generous new active and passive safety components. The Kona 2022 gasoline SUVs and the Kona Electric 2022 are manufactured at the Ulsan plant in South Korea, and will be arriving in our country in the spring. The Kona plays a key role in Hyundai's broader electrification strategy, combining electrified powertrains with a sleek compact SUV body configuration. In fact, the Kona was Hyundai's first SUV available in America with a fully electrified powertrain.
The new Fiat Tipo - efficient and sustainable engines
The engine range of the new Fiat Tipo has been further optimized. A petrol engine and a turbodiesel are available in two output levels for the market launch. The gasoline engine GSE 1.0 T3 is a 74 kW (100 PS) three-cylinder from the FireFly engine family, which combines lower fuel consumption and emissions. The engine produces a maximum torque of 190 Newton meters at just 1,500 tours. For comparison: the previous 1.4-liter petrol engine delivers this torque at 4,500 revolutions per minute. The new three-cylinder ensures a high level of driving pleasure and, thanks to the advantageous torque curve, offers optimum acceleration capacity even at low speeds. The gear ratio ensures optimal responsiveness in city traffic and a high level of comfort on the motorway. At a cruising speed of 130 km / h, the speed is only 3,200 rpm
The most exacting environmental compatibility requirements have been put in place throughout the value chain and for the full life cycle of the BMW iX. The car is currently in the final phase of its series development. At market launch – which will get underway at the end of 2021 – customers will be able to choose from two model variants: the BMW iX xDrive50 and BMW iX xDrive40. The BMW iX redefines the successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. It is the first model based on a new, modular, scalable toolkit on which the future of the BMW Group will be built. The development and production of the BMW iX follow an all-encompassing approach to sustainability involving compliance with strict environmental and social standards in the extraction of raw materials, plus the use of electricity from renewable sources and a high proportion of recycled materials in the mix.
With their detailed analyses and precise optimisation, the development and test engineers seek to ensure that the new luxury sedans offer the best comfort experience ever realised in a BMW. This also includes an analysis of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). In the so-called EMC absorber hall at the FIZ, prototypes of the new luxury sedans are exposed to powerful electromagnetic fields so as to test the susceptibility of their electrical systems to interference and see how they interact with the environment. The test engineers are able to analyse the diagnostic results transmitted from the vehicle in real time via fibre optic cables. The test programme in the EMC absorber hall enables comprehensive protection of the entire vehicle, ensuring absolutely reliable functioning of the suspension control and assistance systems and interference-free reception of online data, telephone, radio, TV and navigation signals.