With sharpened design, particularly in the front and rear, and innovative technologies, Audi is ensuring the increased presence and sporty elegance of the A8. For that reason, the company with the four rings is even more intensively working out the confident and progressive character of the active luxury sedan. The new high-end headlights and taillights inspire with innovative functions and form the apex of the A8’s established technology portfolio. The flagship of the brand thereby creates a contemporary and user-oriented experience – whether for passengers or drivers. As the successor to the Audi V8, the A8 has been the brand’s leading edge in the luxury sedan segment of Audi’s portfolio since 1994. The Audi A8 is a symbol of and a trailblazer for the status and prestige of the brand. The fourth generation of the luxury sedan, which Audi introduced in 2017, raised it to a new level with respect to power, look, and equipment. As an initial series model, the A8 revealed the future design language upon its launch and consequently it is essentially the progressive face of the brand to the present day. The sharpened design coupled with established technologies and outstanding comfort in the back seats define Audi’s premium conception in this segment. The sedan thereby represents the symbiosis of masterful comfort and sporty handling and it therefore covers the full breadth of driving experience. With precision in all details and many intelligent functions, the new A8 is a high-value technology pioneer in user-centered and confident mobility.
Balanced and sporty at the same time - the chassis of the new Volkswagen ID.4
Even conceptually, the ID.4 has the best prerequisites for great driving pleasure. The rear-wheel drive ensures strong traction - the driver already experiences it when pulling away at the traffic lights in the wet. The high-voltage battery is located between the axles at the lowest point in the car. The center of gravity and weight distribution benefit from this: in all drive variants it deviates from the ideal value of 50:50 by no more than one percent. The front axle of the ID.4 follows the MacPherson design, the steering is geared with a ratio of 15.9: 1. For the first time at Volkswagen, the steering gear is in front of the wheel center; this position guarantees high stability when cornering quickly. An elaborate new development is working in the rear - a compact five-link suspension with a subframe that is elastically connected to the body. Parts of the suspension are made of lightweight aluminum to save weight. The wheel range of the ID.4 starts with the 18 inch format, either in steel or aluminum. From the ID.4 Life model, 19-inch wheels are standard, above that there are only light-alloy wheels with a diameter of 20 or 21 inches. Although the large wheels in the wheel arches take up space, the ID.4 only needs a 10.2 meter turning circle - extremely little for a car in its class
Creativity, beauty and substance alone are not enough for a paradigm shift. All of the car’s surroundings, the way everything interacts, are also important. The FCA team has therefore constructed around the New 500 project a veritable system of physical and digital services and solutions to facilitate zero-emissions driving to the greatest extent possible. This was the spirit that resulted in the creation of a network alongside the New 500, in conjunction with our outstanding partners, to enrich and simplify electric mobility, and to make it more enjoyable. From the easyWallbox – the plug-and-play home charging solution developed exclusively by ENGIE Eps, via the ‘My Easy Charge’ apps (developed by Digital Solutions) so you can find a charging point anywhere in Europe, to a single card for charging and payment, valid throughout Europe at almost 200,000 charging stations. In terms of insurance, Assicurazioni Generali provide customized solutions based on driving style and actual use of the vehicle. And those who have concerns about switching to the New 500 electric have at their fingertips Fiat GOe LIVE, the free app on iOS and Android platforms to simulate the use of a 500e. The simulation highlights the potential economic and environmental benefits of using the New 500 rather than the customer's current car. The app also provides useful information on the e-Mobility experience, can locate charging stations throughout Europe and lets you book the New 500 online.
Hispano Suiza presents Unique Tailormade, a customisation programme that will convert each Hispano Suiza created in a unique work of art. The brand raises the concept of luxury to its maximum exponent, thus creating the concept of "Hyperlux", which allows its discerning customers to create a totally custom-made car. In total, there are 1,904 different customization combinations, achieving unmatched differentiation. Hispano Suiza Carmen is much more than a vehicle. Its performance, materials and technology make it a dream come true both for the Suqué Mateu family, who brought the legendary Spanish brand back to life, and for luxury car lovers. As if it were a work of art, each Carmen produced is unique, since the buyer can make countless customisations inside and outside. Hispano Suiza also wants its customers to turn the vehicle of their dreams into reality, and for this reason the Hispano Suiza Design Studio has created the Unique Tailormade Program based on the Color&Trim defined by the brand. Each customer will have at their disposal an internally developed customisation program to configure their vehicle. Through this, they will be able to choose between three configuration lines that reflect the main values of the brand's DNA - Elegance, Heritage and Sport - and, based on these, each client will have the option of choosing different colors or materials for the interior and exterior of the vehicle, which will allow them to add a personal touch to the design and adapt it to their tastes. The colors have been named after the historic landmarks and milestones of the brand, such as Peralada Green, Swiss Red, Xenia Gray, Birkigt White or Begur Blue, among others.