The fourth-generation FABIA continues ŠKODA’s extraordinary success story of offering all you need and a little more. Twenty-two years after its debut, the popular small car is more emotive and dynamic than ever before. This is the first FABIA to be based on Volkswagen Group’s modular MQB-A0 platform. It is the most spacious car within its segment and boasts further enhanced comfort features as well as a plethora of new safety and assistance systems. Classic brand qualities, such as excellent value for money, high functionality and a host of Simply Clever features, make this car the perfect entry-level model to the ŠKODA range.
New Opel Mokka - Breathtaking design - first with Opel Vizor and fully digital Pure Panel
The new Opel Mokka impresses with perfect proportions and precision down to the smallest detail. Short overhangs and a wide stance are typical of the bold, pure appearance of the just 4.15 meter compact five-seater. The most striking feature of the front view is the unmistakable Opel Vizor. As with a full-face helmet, a protective visor is placed over the new Opel face, seamlessly integrating the vehicle grille, the LED headlights and the newly designed Opel lightning bolt, which is at the center. A clear image at the rear too: the name of the Mocha appears for the first time self-confidently in the center of the tailgate and is completely new like the whole car - with a specially designed font that forms the word “Mocha” in a technical, flowing, lively way. The interior reflects this clear philosophy: the new horizontal Opel Pure Panel integrates two widescreen displays and is focused on the essentials; all disturbing optical stimuli are left out. The Pure Panel is characterized by its uniquely clear design, in contrast to the otherwise partially overloaded cockpits. It is clearly structured and can be understood at first glance. The Opel designers attached great importance to digital purification. In order to draw full attention to the traffic situation, they ensured the intuitive operation of the system. The most important functions can still be controlled via control buttons without having to navigate through other submenus
After Race-2, Brad Horstmann (Foreign of Beverly Hills) had one more reason to celebrate on the podium at Misano. As well as the track win, he also sealed the Ferrari Challenge North America – Coppa Shell title at the end of a hard-fought season. The US driver’s season rose to a crescendo, hitting the mark in the last five races. “It couldn’t have been a better weekend. To win the final ranking, I needed one more point than my rival [Kevan Millstein, ed] and instead, I got the maximum: two poles, two fast laps in the race and two wins. I couldn’t have done more”.
From January 1, 2022, the funding guidelines in Germany for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) will be tightened. The six Volkswagen models that are currently offered with a combination of electric motor and combustion engine already meet the requirements of the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) that will apply from 2022. Customers will therefore continue to be entitled to a promotional bonus of up to 6,750 euros when purchasing a Golf eHybrid, Golf GTE, Tiguan eHybrid, Arteon eHybrid, Arteon Shooting Brake eHybrid and Passat GTE Variant. In order to continue to be eligible, plug-in hybrids may either emit a maximum of 50 grams of CO2 per kilometer from 2022 or must have a purely electrical minimum range of 60 kilometers (according to WLTP) - previously only 40 kilometers were necessary. "We think it makes sense to adjust the current subsidy, because with the plug-in hybrid, customers can fall back on an important transition technology that brings together the advantages of both systems," says Klaus Zellmer, Member of the Board of Management for Sales, Marketing and After Sales at Volkswagen. “Our plug-in hybrid models that can currently be ordered already meet the stricter requirements that will apply from the beginning of 2022.” In addition to the pure purchase bonus, Klaus Zellmer also suggests the inclusion of user behavior in future funding scenarios. “It is important to use the advantages of the electric motor, especially in short-distance operation. With additional incentives, environmentally conscious behavior can be promoted even more actively and the change to sustainable mobility accelerated. "