The seven-part video series “Hyundai N in Europe” will take you into the world of N, Hyundai’s high-performance cars that are outfitted with engines especially tuned for high responsiveness and excellent power output. There’s more to driving than just getting from A to B. That’s why Hyundai’s N models have been developed from the ground up to provide more than just high performance or faster lap times. N stands for maximum fun, both on and off the racetrack, reflecting the N brand philosophy: Never just drive.
New Kia Sorento achieves 5 stars in Euro NCAP
The new Kia Sorento, recently awarded the “Golden Steering Wheel 2020” in the “Large SUVs” class, is also one of the outstanding models in its segment when it comes to safety. In the official European safety test Euro NCAP it now received the top rating of "5 stars". The Kia flagship achieved high scores in the individual test categories: 82 percent for occupant protection for adults, 85 percent for occupant protection for children, 63 percent for pedestrian protection and 87 percent for driver support through safety systems. The test result applies to all three drive variants including the Sorento Plug-in Hybrid, which will be launched in the first quarter of 2021 and can already be ordered now. The fourth generation of the Kia SUV has been on the market as a hybrid gasoline and diesel engine since October. The stability of the passenger cell, which also effectively protects all critical areas of the body of up to seven occupants, was rated particularly positively. The restraint systems and head restraints also proved their efficiency in the rear impact test by providing effective protection against head and neck injuries. The completely redesigned body of the Sorento consists largely of ultra-high-strength steel. Their torsional stiffness is 12.5 percent higher than that of the competitor that is perceived as the “safety leader” in this segment. The seven airbags fitted as standard include a new center airbag between the front seats, which is intended to prevent the driver and front passenger from hitting their heads in a collision
Nissan revealed its exciting new Nissan Ariya Single Seater Concept – a high-performance exploration, development and demonstration project of how the all-electric Nissan Ariya road car powertrain could be used in a bespoke single seater racing car chassis. The concept was presented at the Nissan Futures event by Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan senior vice president for global design, and Juan Manuel Hoyos, Nissan global marketing divisional general manager for brand and engagement. Design cues from the all-new Nissan Ariya all-electric SUV can be seen across the Ariya Single Seater Concept. At the front of the vehicle is the electrified and illuminated """"V"""" motion, familiar from Nissan's current road car design language. At the side view, inspiration has been taken from the Ariya's fluid and efficient surfaces, exaggerated to a maximum in carbon fiber. Overall, the Nissan Ariya Single Seater Concept describes a form that, as with the Ariya, looks like it was shaped by the air itself. Nissan's participation in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship also played a key role in inspiring the Nissan Ariya Single Seater Concept. Nissan races in the all-electric world championship to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience, and to be at the cutting edge of EV research and design.
The Venue provides an interior personality with purposeful design selections including standout denim-inspired leatherette and fabric seats featuring an all-blue interior option. The Venue was selected from a field of 32 vehicle nominees with new or significantly redesigned interiors. Vehicles were evaluated by eight Wards editors in Southfield, MI, and scored on aesthetics, comfort, fit-and-finish, material quality and ergonomics. While affordability is a consideration, there is no price cap for entries. Venue is built in Ulsan, Korea and is on sale at Hyundai dealerships across the country.