The new HR-V e: HEV, which will be marketed exclusively equipped with hybrid technology, is set to be a benchmark in the competitive B-SUV segment. Exceptional efficiency, attractive design and superior functionality make the HR-V a car designed to meet the needs of today's consumer. The HR-V stands out on the outside for a premium coupe-style SUV design, while on the inside it offers great breadth and space. All this complemented by the e: HEV hybrid technology of two electric motors connected to a 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine that offers a power of 96 kW (131 hp) and a maximum torque of 253 Nm at 4,500 rpm. The new HR-V is also equipped with the Honda SENSING ™ system, and includes a host of advanced safety technologies and class-leading driver assistance.
The new SsangYong Korando Exterior Design
SsangYong, meaning “double dragon” is a Korean car manufacturer specialising in 4x4s, SUVs and pick-up trucks. Initially established in 1954, SsangYong Motor Company started producing trucks, busses and special purpose vehicles for the export market, establishing the strong and reliable DNA of its products on the market today. The brand designs and manufactures its own key components including state of the art high-technology engines offering a versatile value for money proposition to the UK market. As Korea’s leading and only SUV and 4x4 specialist manufacturer, SsangYong is committed to refreshing its entire product portfolio. SsangYong introduced Tivoli in 2015, new Rexton in 2017, new Musso pick-up truck in 2018 and now new Korando in 2019. The brand will continue its exciting programme of new models stretching into the 20’s, including vehicles with pure-electric powertrains.
In the vehicle interior, the ID.4 1ST Max boasts superior comfort. It includes electrically adjustable seats, a tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof, acoustic glass, 3-zone Climatronic system and an electrically operated boot lid as standard. The top-of-the-range model also comes perfectly equipped in terms of operation, connectivity and driver assist systems: the augmented reality head-up display, central 12-inch display, Comfort mobile phone interface, Travel Assist, Side Assist and Emergency Assist are all on board. An ID.4 Pro Performance03 model is additionally available to order in Germany. It delivers identical, technical key data: 150 kW (204 PS), 77 kWh battery, a range of 522 km (WLTP) and a price starting at €44,450. An even more reasonably priced ID.4 entry-level model will be added to the product line at the beginning of 2021. At this point the ID.4 Pure05 will be available to order throughout Europe, offering a range of up to 340 kilometres (WLTP) at a price of under €37,000. The comfortable ID.4 1ST comes with a price tag of €49,950 while the ID.4 1ST Max is available for €59,950. All models fully qualify for environmental grants: in Germany the net grant amounts to €9,000 each. The limited-edition models are restricted to 27,000 units. Once they have sold out, they will be followed by the pre-configured models. They bundle the most in-demand equipment options as part of appealing packages.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, announces the world premiere of the new light-duty Canter truck. The new model, which comes with a redesigned cab, will be available through MFTBC retail locations across Japan from November 2020. The new Canter is the first light-duty truck in Japan to come standard with the advanced safety feature Active Sideguard Assist®**. Active Sideguard Assist detects pedestrians or other vehicles on the left side of the truck through radar sensors. This safety feature emits alerts whenever it detects any risk of collision when the driver is steering to the left or has turned on the left-turn signal. In addition to the Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) already included in the previous model, the newly installed Active Sideguard Assist enables further safety support. The installment of Active Sideguard Assist in this new Canter means all truck models available in the Japanese market now come with the feature.