Kia Motors has made substantial upgrades to its smallest model, the Kia Picanto, due on-sale in Europe during the third quarter of 2020. Offering a range of new safety and telematics technologies often reserved for larger, more expensive vehicles, the upgraded model also boasts lower emissions from newly reengineered powertrains, and striking design updates, inside and out. The upgraded Kia Picanto brings with it a suite of advanced safety technology from Kia's larger cars, making it among the safest cars in its class. It also offers Kia's new 'Phase II' UVO Connect telematics technologies, enhancing vehicle connectivity and control to take the stress out of journeys. Enhancements to the Picanto's petrol powertrain line-up include Kia's optional new Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) for a smoother drive.
The Audi e-tron S - The driving experience
"The new Audi e-tron S and the new Audi e-tron S Sportback deliver dynamism in a new dimension. In the S gear, they provide their full boost performance for eight seconds - 370 kW of power and 973 Nm of torque. The standard sprint takes just 4.5 seconds, the acceleration ends at 210 km / h. The new S models have two electric motors on the rear axle and one on the front axle - that's what they are The world's first electric car with three electric motors to roll off the production line. Their drive layout uses the modular principle: the more powerful electric motor that drives the rear axle of the Audi e-tron 55 is now mounted in an adapted design on the front axle The front electric motor from the e-tron 55 works together with a structurally identical counterpart and individual modifications in the rear. The high-voltage battery stores 95 kWh of energy, 91 percent of which (86 kWh) can be used The Audi e-tron S and the Audi e-tron S Sportback have ranges of up to 364 kilometers and 370 kilometers respectively in the WLTP cycle. "
The Mercedes‑Benz Sprinter City 75 is the pride of the Mercedes‑Benz minibuses for regular-service bus routes. This is illustrated not only by the asymmetrical body design and the distinctive wheelbase, but also by the paint finish of the test vehicle, including its attachments, in ""Argentum Metallic"". Passengers enter the passenger compartment through a double-wing, electrically operated outward swivelling door behind the front axle. Like the single-wing rear door, it is powered by the twelve-volt technology of the Sprinter. The passenger compartment has a low-entry design. The ""Waves Nazare"" designer floor covering of the test vehicle has a friendly look and is simultaneously also easy to clean. Two very shallow steps in front of the rear axle lead to the seating area in the rear.
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