Porsche inspires people all over the world. As part of the Porsche Unseen project, Chief Designer Michael Mauer provides insights into the Porsche philosophy, with which visions are fostered and followed through to the production model.
The new Hyundai Kona Elektro - modernized interior with digital cockpit and Bluelink® telematics services
With the facelift, a 10.25-inch digital cockpit is moving into the Hyundai Kona Elektro for the first time, which can optionally be supplemented with an equally large navigation touchscreen in the middle of the dashboard can be. With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, customers can now wirelessly mirror many applications on their iOS and Android smartphones on this display, depending on the equipment. The Bluelink® telematics system in the revised Hyundai Kona Elektro has an expanded range of functions. This includes, for example, voice control of vehicle and smartphone functions. The Bluelink® app on the smartphone shows the range, battery status and the remaining charging time. The innovative battery management system allows the driver to adapt the charging time to his departure time or to select times when charging current is available at particularly low cost. As soon as the Hyundai Kona Elektro is connected to a charging station, the user can start and stop the charging process at the push of a button on their smartphone via the Bluelink® app and electrically preheat the interior in the cold or cool it in summer
After more than 70 years of designing, engineering and manufacturing two-door sports cars, Lotus is moving into a new era of automotive creativity. In Spring 2022 Lotus will give a world premiere to a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), the first in a range of lifestyle vehicles that will go on sale in all major markets around the world. Each will be pure electric and reinvent the core DNA of Lotus in a thrilling new way, delivering the very best in beautiful design, class-leading ride and handling, advanced materials and optimised motorsport-inspired aerodynamics. In the run-up to the Guangzhou Auto Show in November, Lotus released four short films previewing some of the exciting features of the SUV. Called Breathe, See, Stretch and Awaken, they revealed a tantalising glimpse of what is to come. You can see full details below. At the moment this exciting new model is known only by its Lotus Type number – the Type 132. In the coming weeks we will reveal its model name and further details about its design, performance and features. It is the next significant step in the ongoing transformation of Lotus from a UK sports car company to a truly global performance car business and brand.
The EQE features a sporty 'purpose design' with all the characteristic elements of Mercedes-EQ, one-bow lines and cab-forward design. Sensual Purity is reflected in generously modelled surfaces, reduced joints and seamless transitions (seamless design). The overhangs and the front end are kept short, the rear provides the dynamic accent with a sharp rear spoiler. Flush with the outer edge of the body, the 19- to 21‑inch wheels, together with a pronounced muscular shoulder section, give the EQE an athletic character. Compared to the luxury liner EQS, the EQE is even more streamlined, with a slightly shorter wheelbase, shorter overhangs and more recessed flanks - it carries the concept of the business saloon into the future. The sporty, low and slim front of the EQE forms a coupé-like silhouette with a bow (one bow) stretched tightly over the greenhouse. The A-pillar, which has been moved far forward, and the C-pillar at the rear create space for a generous passenger compartment. Unique in this segment is the cab-forward design: The overhangs and the front-end assembly are short, the rear forms a dynamic accent with a sharp rear spoiler. Flush with the outer edge of the body, wheels of around 725 mm in size on 19- to 21-inch rims, together with a muscular shoulder section, give the EQE an athletic character.