Longtime Audi Sport customer, the Belgian Team WRT squad, enjoyed a successful season in the GT World Challenge Europe with Audi Sport drivers Charles Weerts and Dries Vanthoor. The young Belgians Weerts and Vanthoor secured their second Sprint Cup drivers’ title at Brands Hatch together with Team WRT from Baudour winning the teams’ title. One week later, the two Audi Sport drivers won the overall drivers’ title at the Nürburgring before the overall teams’ title was clinched by Team WRT at Valencia three weeks later.
Head of character - The new SsangYong Korando
In its fourth model generation, the Korando has matured into a strong challenger in the popular compact SUV segment. Its expressive design conveys a powerful presence, while in the interior, high-quality materials - a new 10.25-inch digital instrument panel with variable displays, a touchscreen measuring up to 9.2 inches in the center console and mood lighting - create an atmosphere that is both advanced and warm. Inside, the new Korando offers generous space for up to five occupants thanks to the increased wheelbase of 2.68 meters. The trunk volume of 551 liters is very well in line with the competition; the two-level cargo floor makes loading and unloading particularly easy. The tailgate opens electrically and automatically on request. Other equipment highlights include heated and ventilated front seats with eight-way power seat adjustment for the driver, full LED headlights and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The comprehensive range of camera- and radar-based "Deep Control" safety systems helps the driver identify potential hazards and master critical driving situations. For greater driving comfort and safety, the new intelligent adaptive cruise control system uses gentle steering interventions to keep the vehicle in the middle of the lane by itself, in addition to automatic acceleration and braking, thus enabling a semi-autonomous driving experience according to autonomy level 2.5.
Nissan Sunderland Plant is marking the start of production of the third generation Qashqai with a renewed pledge to inspire future generations of manufacturing talent. Following a £400m investment, the latest version of the segment-defining crossover is now rolling off the plant’s production Line One, as the plant celebrates 35 years of manufacturing in the UK. Qashqai represents one in five of all cars built in Britain since its launch 14 years ago – and to celebrate the new generation model, Nissan is offering every schoolchild in North East England the opportunity to take part in a Nissan Skills Foundation event – the company’s programme of activities designed to excite youngsters about careers in manufacturing and engineering.
In cooperation with Vodafone, Porsche has entered the 5G era at its Weissach Development Centre. Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO of Vodafone Germany, and Michael Steiner, member of the Porsche AG Executive Board for Research and Development, switched on the 5G standalone network today. Real-time mobile communications will now be available with immediate effect for vehicle development at the site. The new technology will ensure the secure and instantaneous transmission of data between car, human and machine. At the same time, it will improve the framework conditions for the strategic development of new vehicle systems and functions at Weissach, allowing 5G to be integrated in the cars of tomorrow, to meet the requirements of the future.