On the exterior, the Qashqai's enhanced body stance is more purposeful, with prominent shoulder lines, an extended wheelbase and imposing 20-inch alloy wheels introduced to Qashqai for the first time. The wheelbase of the car has increased by +20mm with the overall length increasing +35mm. There's a marginal increase in height (+25mm) and width has increased +32mm for improved presence on the road. The front end of the all-new Qashqai sports an enlarged Nissan V-Motion grille, finished in chrome with a secondary pinstripe of satin chrome to emphasise its precision. This is flanked by slim, full LED advanced matrix headlamps with boomerang signature daylight running lights. Super tight gaps between all these details create a premium and precise impression. The forward lighting on new Qashqai has been enhanced from the previous model to feature a slimmer, sharper design thanks to the use of LED technology. From the side, the new Qashqai appears more athletic and dynamic, with a single `fast line' that strikes through the car from the front to the rear, giving a very horizontal presence to the car, but also conveying a sense of dynamism. The new generation Qashqai will be available for the first time with 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels (the previous generation offered up to 19-inch wheels). These larger diameter wheels fill the arches and further contribute to the robustness of the car on the road.
Form and function - the light technology in the new Hyundai Tucson
Different with Hyundai: The new Tucson is strongly reminiscent of the Hyundai SUV study Vision T Plug-in-Hybrid Concept, which was unveiled at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. The concept vehicle is groundbreaking for two reasons: On the one hand, it showed the new Hyundai design philosophy Sensuous Sportiness for the first time, and on the other hand, it presented a self-assured radiator grille with the new so-called parametric hidden lights. This technology, in which the LED daytime running lights are optically seamlessly integrated into the radiator grille, can now be found in the production model of the new Hyundai Tucson. If the daytime running lights are switched off, the components cannot be seen. They integrate seamlessly into the diamond-cut look of the radiator grille and the front of the Tucson appears to be made of one piece. Only when the daytime running lights are switched on do the hidden, partially mirrored daytime running lights become visible. Five of them are located on each side of the grill, one of them also functions as a blinker
Direct from the racetracks of Europe comes the roar of the new Abarth F595, the new special series – fitted with an F.4 engine – dedicated to the youngest fans of the Scorpion brand. “Champing at the bit” under the bonnet are the 165 horsepower of the high-performance 1.4-liter Euro 6D-Final-compliant T-jet engine, the basis for the engine in the Tatuus single-seaters used in the Italian and German “F.4 Championships Powered by Abarth Certified by FIA”. The “F” in the name is intended as a tribute to Formula 4, for which Abarth is the exclusive engine supplier and acts as the Title Sponsor. A successful format created as a training ground for young drivers, talents from karting and the professionals of the future, inspired by the legendary “Formula Italia”, established in 1971 with the same philosophy: to provide young drivers with low-cost access to the world of open-wheeled single-seater cars.
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