"Stellantis Spotlight" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week ending July 16, 2021, include the debut of the restyled 2022 Jeep® Compass, a new Xtreme Recon package for the Jeep Wrangler and Alfa Romeo extends its motorsports partnership with Sauber.
First details about the new Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid
The drive of the compact SUV consists of the combination of a new turbo engine with direct gasoline injection, the 1.6-liter T-GDI Smartstream, with a 66.9 kilowatt electric motor. Its lithium-ion polymer battery has a capacity of 13.8 kilowatt hours. Together, the petrol engine and the electric motor deliver 195 kW (265 hp) maximum power and 350 Nm maximum torque. This makes the plug-in hybrid the most powerful variant in the engine range of the new Hyundai Tucson. In combination with the new electric motor, the six-speed automatic transmission offers optimum power transmission to all four wheels. In order to minimize air resistance and thereby lower both fuel consumption and emissions, the new compact SUV, as a plug-in hybrid, has an active air flap in the radiator grille. It regulates the air intake depending on the coolant temperature of the engine, the vehicle speed and other factors
The all-new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer mark the rebirth of a premium American icon, with legendary capability courtesy of three available 4x4 systems, exceptional driving dynamics, powerful performance, including best-in-class towing capability of up to 10,000 lbs., advanced technology, safety and a new level of comfort for up to eight passengers – all wrapped in a sophisticated and authentic new design culminating in an undeniable presence. As a premium extension of the Jeep brand, Wagoneer launches with a portfolio of vehicles that includes two models: the all-new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. While the Jeep brand broadly covers the North American mainstream SUV market from the compact to full-size segments, Wagoneer will significantly expand into the Large SUV segment while Grand Wagoneer competes in the premium segment. Wagoneer, designed and engineered to compete in the heart of the Large SUV segment, appeals to the classic, ever-growing American family and the couple that has it all. Creating an adventure with the ability to seat up to eight passengers and carry everything that comes with them is what the Wagoneer experience is all about. A best-in-class towing capability of up to 10,000 lbs. allows for almost any toy to be towed while occupants sit comfortably inside enjoying gracefully integrated advanced technology and connectivity.
The international automotive media expressed excitement and glowing praise for its design, driving range and technological features. As the first model built on Hyundai’s new dedicated architecture for battery electric vehicles called Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), IONIQ 5 sets the benchmark to redefine electric mobility lifestyles with sustainable and innovative features – from the eco-friendly materials in its interior design, to ultra-fast charging and Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) capabilities. Following the car’s debut via a virtual world premiere last month, the company recorded 236,000 expressions of interest in Europe within three days, while the 3,000 units of the limited edition IONIQ 5 Project 45 were almost three times over-subscribed within 24 hours of reservations opening for European customers.