The New Ducato is turning 40 and is celebrating this anniversary as market leader, having become the best-selling light commercial vehicle in Europe in 2020 with sales of 149,000 units, 8% up on 2019. But that’s not all: for 13 years running now, the Ducato has been named “Best Motorhome Base Vehicle” by users from all over Europe. The New Ducato is therefore going strong with these results and is ready to grasp new opportunities, by offering customers its traditional strengths, but also practical and functional innovations based on Style, including the take-up of the new vintage Fiat logo, generous in size, to highlight the sense of identity and belonging. The new grille and engine housing boost the impression of robustness, while the LED headlights are 30% brighter than halogen lamps. Turning to the interior, a real “revolution” is underway in the cabin, aimed at improving quality of life on board and practicality of use. There is also a new, smaller steering wheel with various controls “at your fingertips”, while the door panels have been enhanced with additional compartments. The automatic climate control system has been improved, plus the adoption of keyless startup guarantees time savings and ease of use. The parking brake is now electric, to create more room in the cabin.
The new Toyota Hilux - stylish companion for work and leisure
"Striking design, a powerful new engine, more comfort and exclusive top equipment: the Toyota Hilux has now been fundamentally revised. The Toyota Pick-up will also take more than ever in the future Targeting customers who appreciate the Hilux not only for its proven robustness in hard work, but also see it as a stylish leisure companion. The new top version "Invincible" with tailor-made styling and equipment features stands for this. The vehicle will be available from mid-September in Germany in stores. Advance sales will start in the next few weeks. Since its introduction in 1968, the Hilux has proven its “invincibility” in the most remote corners of the world: at the North Pole, in the volcanic landscapes of Iceland, in the Antarctic and last but not least when he won the Dakar Rally 2019. In future it will be even more powerful: In all three body styles (single cab , Extra Cab and Double Cab) with all-wheel drive, it now offers one tonne payload and 3.5 tonne trailer load. The front section of the pick-up has been redesigned: the three-dimensional radiator grille and the revised bumper give the Hilux a powerful and self-confident appearance, reinforce its visual presence on the road and underline its robust character. The look can be further enhanced with newly designed LED units for the front and rear, black 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the newly designed instrument cluster and the new, 8-inch infotainment display provide the driver with all the important information; mechanical buttons and controls ensure optimal operation under all driving conditions. The multimedia system has also been improved, which now reacts even faster to inputs and enables the integration of the smartphone via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. "
In a video, Honda showcases a new interior design philosophy that will shape the interior design of future Honda models. Johnathan Norman, Creative Lead for Honda Interior Design in the U.S., provides insight into the new philosophy behind the interior design direction. Inspired by the classic human-centered designs of early Honda vehicles, the brand's new simplicity and "something" philosophy helps enhance the driving experience by eliminating complexity and advancing the user experience through thoughtful and pleasing design elements. The new design philosophy features a renewed focus on Honda's classic "Man Maximum/Machine Minimum" approach that maximizes cabin space, while minimizing space required for mechanical components.
For enthusiasts who crave soul-stirring, legendary off-road performance and a new level of on-road performance, Jeep® introduced today the V-8-powered 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 for customers in the North American market. The most-capable, quickest, most-powerful Wrangler carries the 6.4-liter V-8, rated at 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft (637 Nm) of torque. Mated to the crisp-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and Selec-Trac full-time active transfer case, the powertrain rockets the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds and the quarter-mile in 13.0 seconds. Plus, this potent combination comes with a factory-backed warranty. Away from the pavement, the Trail Rated® Wrangler Rubicon 392’s potent powertrain meshes with heavy-duty wide track Dana 44 axles, a 3.73 final drive ratio, transmission torque converter lockup control, a 2-inch (5 cm) lift and standard 33-inch tires on 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels. The result is the most-capable Jeep Wrangler ever with 10.3 inches of ground clearance, improved suspension articulation and maneuverability, approach/breakover/departure angles of 44.5/22.6/37.5 degrees and the ability to traverse up to 32.5 inches (82.5 cm) of water.