An array of sensors integrated on the vehicle make the CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID one of the easiest and safest to live with in daily life. Highlights include Travel assist, Side and Exit assist, Emergency assist, Predictive ACC and exit warning. The technology mix delivers high levels of safety, but systems are integrated to bring convenience without the feeling of control being taken away from the driver. An important consideration in a CUPRA, a brand where the driver’s needs are a central priority. The result is a vehicle that can meet the dynamic needs of the CUPRA brand, while providing the safety standards demanded by the market.
Audi Q8 TFSI e - Expert interview Marcel Hardetzki, Product Marketing
Marcel Hardetzki, Product Marketing, talks about new technologies in the chassis and the design of the Audi Q8 TFSI e
Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary by offering the best products in the compact sports car segment is the mission of Abarth, a brand which has always been synonymous with Italian performance and style. Today, just a few weeks before its 73rd anniversary, the Scorpion stings once again with the introduction of its new 595 range, which pays homage to the inventiveness of its founder Carlo Abarth (1908 - 1979). Always part of Abarth’s DNA, it was the concept of upgrading which guided the work of the designers, engineers and technicians in to redesign the 2022’s range of timeless icons. Now available in two models and power levels, the Abarth 595 with 165 hp and Abarth 695 with 180 hp have special features to provide emotions to both customers who are more concerned with style and those for whom performance is a must. Both versions offer thrilling performance, a roaring exhaust, an irreverent and playful, yet bold, style and, of course, the joy of driving. Starting from these “basics”, the customers can build the car best fit for their tastes and needs, thanks to the four packs made with the most authentic Abarth traditions in mind. One instantly recalls Scorpion’s legendary tuning kits, which turned standard vehicles into unbeatable race cars in the Sixties. While preserving the brand’s dual soul with regard to its respective target customers, today a customized driving can still be achieved with one of four conversion packs. The Abarth 595 can be equipped with the “595 Turismo Pack”, more focused on style, and the “F595 Pack”, which emphasizes performance. Similarly, the already exclusive Abarth 695 can be further customized with the refined “695 Turismo Pack” or with the “695 Competizione Pack”.
The all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge, which was recently awarded the Top Safety Pick+ by the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for its exceptional level of safety, comes with an additional drive variant: As a supplement to the all-wheel drive version, an entry-level model with a 170 kW (231 hp) electric motor and front-wheel drive available. In conjunction with a 69 kWh high-voltage battery, it offers a range of up to 423 kilometers in the combined WLTP cycle. The battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent within 32 minutes at fast charging stations. The starting price for the Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric is 48,850 euros (RRP including 19% VAT). The Volvo C40 Recharge Single Motor Pure Electric expands the all-electric range of the Swedish premium car manufacturer. The company wants to encourage even more people to switch to electromobility. From 2030, only fully electrically powered models will be sold.