The fifth generation of the Kia Sportage is being offered for the first time in a version specially designed for Europe and with an almost completely electrified range of drives including plug-in, full and mild hybrids. What hasn't changed is the outstanding level of safety: the brand's best-selling SUV has now received the top rating of "5 stars" in the Euro NCAP - just like the third and fourth model generations (test years 2010 and 2015). The official European safety test, the requirements of which have continuously increased in recent years, is divided into four test categories. With 87 percent, the new Sportage achieved an outstanding value for occupant protection for adults. The testers emphasized the stability of the passenger cell in offset frontal collisions as well as the very good protection of the knees and thighs of the driver and front passenger, regardless of their size and seating position. The occupant protection for children is also at a top level (86 percent). Impacts on all critical body areas were minimized in both the dummies representing six-year-old children and those representing ten-year-olds. The safety assistants test, in which the new Sportage scored 72 percent, praised the performance of the Lane Keeping Assist and Intelligent Speed Assist, which are also standard equipment, as is a multi-collision brake. Also standard is the front collision warning, whose cyclist detection was highlighted and which made a significant contribution to the good 66 percent result in the category "Protection of vulnerable road users".
More than a facelift - the new SsangYong Tivoli
The SsangYong Tivoli presents itself with a completely redesigned front and rear. While the front of the vehicle with its distinctive bumper and narrow grille gives the updated Tivoli a purposeful look, the rear with the raised bumper conveys solidity and robustness. At the front, full LED headlights and LED fog lights are optionally used in the bumper, while the redesigned taillights at the rear ensure a distinctive look. In addition, the modern “Deep Control” assistance systems and the digital operating interface with 10.25-inch instrument display and 9.2-inch touchscreen for the navigation system are finding their way into the agile crossover SUV. The engine range is identical to that of the new Korando: In addition to the 1.6-liter diesel with now 100 kW / 136 hp, the newly developed turbo gasoline direct injection engine with 120 kW / 163 hp is available, which has a maximum torque of 280 Nm in a wide range Range between 1,500 and 4,000 rpm. A six-speed manual gearbox and a comfortable next-generation Aisin six-speed automatic transmission are available for power transmission; in conjunction with front-wheel drive, an engine start-stop system is standard on board. All engine-transmission combinations can also be equipped with a variable all-wheel drive. This means that for the first time the Tivoli is also available in a combination of a petrol engine, manual transmission and all-wheel drive system
Fiat 500e La Prima by Bocelli @ Milano Monza Open-Air Motor Show 2022
Today saw the start of five days of testing at Fiorano for Scuderia Ferrari, with seven drivers involved. The team and three of the Ferrari Driver Academy members were met this morning by temperatures close to freezing and even a few snowflakes falling lightly on the Prancing Horse’s home track. The first to get behind the wheel was Giuliano Alesi, just over 30 years on from his father Jean’s first test with the Scuderia, at the wheel of an F1-90. Giuliano drove out of the pits at a minute after 10, in a 2018 SF71H.