The BMW iX is ready for series production and is due to arrive on the world’s roads from November 2021. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship combines locally emission-free driving pleasure, sporting agility and a compelling operating range with a character profile dedicated squarely to sustainability. With its trailblazing design and an interior devoted to luxurious spaciousness, the BMW iX embodies a fresh new take on the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, this model is based on a new toolkit for the future, whose vast potential for innovations in the areas of automated driving, operation, connectivity and digital services translates into a premium mobility experience unparalleled in this segment.
The Fiat Panda City Life Highlights
A new item in the range is the Fiat Panda City Life. The most important model version is aimed at customers who expect the best ratio between price and product content in a city car without having to forego an attractive and unmistakable style. Features of the Fiat Panda City Life are the newly and confidently designed front bumper, redesigned side skirts and 15-inch steel rims in the Life design. The eye-catchers on the exterior also include black side moldings and the black roof rails. The urban soul of the new Fiat Panda City Life is also evident in the interior. The driver and passengers take their seats on newly designed seats with gray and black covers that have horizontal stripes. The anthracite dashboard and manual air conditioning are also new. An infotainment system with a seven-inch (17.8 centimeter) touchscreen is available on request, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The engine range of the new Fiat Panda City Life includes the mild hybrid engine with 51 kW (70 hp) and, probably from the first quarter of 2021, the LPG four-cylinder engine with 50 kW (69 hp) and the two-cylinder powered by natural gas (CNG) -Motor TwinAir with 52 kW (70 PS)
ŠKODA first entered the SUV segment in 2009 with the YETI before the automobile manufacturer launched its successful SUV campaign with the KODIAQ, which continued with the KAROQ and finally the KAMIQ. Later this year, the ENYAQ iV – the brand’s first 100% battery-powered model designed as such from the outset – will expand the product portfolio further. Like all the SUV models that came after it, the YETI was a true ŠKODA and won over customers with its balanced combination of modern technology including four-wheel drive, distinctive design and many practical ‘Simply Clever’ details.
Alpine is arguably the epitome of French motoring, building on remarkable victories throughout its history. It is a brand with heritage and pedigree. It is also a factory with highly skilled specialists manufacturing the A110 in Dieppe. Renault Sport Cars comprises a team of 300 people who are masters at developing sports cars. They gave Groupe Renault iconic products such as the R5 Turbo, Clio V6, Megane RS Trophy and the new Alpine A110. Renault Sport Racing, with its eponymous F1 team, gathers 1,200 people who develop the “grand complication watches of motorsport” with some of the best aerodynamicists, mechanics and powertrain engineers. F1 is also a huge marketing platform with half a billion fans worldwide, thus representing a unique opportunity to enhance Alpine’s branding globally. Alpine will also leverage the scale and capabilities of Groupe Renault and the RNM Alliance including technology with the Alliance EV-native platform, a global manufacturing footprint, a powerful purchasing arm ensuring optimum cost competitiveness, a global distribution network and RCI Bank and Services. The clear objective is to be profitable in 2025 including investment in motorsport.