The stage is set for a new body shape from the Volkswagen brand: With the new compact crossover Taigo, Volkswagen is launching an SUV coupé on the European market for the first time. The front-wheel drive Taigo is a real crowd-pleaser with its trendy crossover body style, raised seating positions, pioneering connectivity and unrestricted suitability for everyday use. The rear of the five-seater car slopes backwards in the style of a coupé, without restricting headroom in the back seat. This sees Volkswagen expand the portfolio of the compact Polo (hatchback) and T-Cross (SUV) models built on the MQB platform with a third chassis variant, which has previously been primarily reserved for high-end models. Numerous latest-generation assistance systems guarantee optimum comfort and a high level of safety for all passengers.
Toyota Plug-in Hybrid - Economical and efficient on the road
A plug-in hybrid is a combination of a full hybrid and an electric car. The lithium-ion battery of a car with a plug-in hybrid has a larger capacity than that of a self-charging hybrid. As a result, a PHEV can travel much longer distances in purely electric mode. As with electric cars, the PHEV converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. The advantage of a plug-in hybrid over a purely electric car is the drivable range due to the cooperation of the combustion engine and electric motor.
Suzuki has launched the new Swace, a stylish and versatile wagon with an athletic design that offers a smooth and stable ride and advanced hybrid behavior. The Swace is the second Toyota Motor Corporation vehicle that Suzuki will market under the commercial collaboration agreement between the two companies. Its sale will begin in Europe this winter.
The one-off 2019 Pikes Peak Continental GT – the very car that Rhys Millen drove to a new outright Production Class record of 10:18.488 at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2019