With its forward-oriented character lines and smooth surfaces the next-generation HR-V e:HEV embodies the brand's simple, clean, modern design philosophy already seen in recent new Honda models. Defined by the same key design concepts of function and beauty, the compact coupe-inspired shape is familiar yet exciting in appearance, with a playful character and confident SUV stance. Its sleek silhouette is achieved by increasing road clearance by 10 mm and reducing the roof height by 20 mm compared to the previous model. Increasing the size of the wheels to 18 inches, which come as standard on the all-new HR-V, and reducing the front overhang further reinforce the robust SUV appeal, and provides the aesthetic solidity that modern customers desire. The clean simplicity of design is realised through the car's smooth surfaces, with exterior design features incorporated into the body shape. For example, the headlights, unique body-coloured grille and distinctive lower mesh grille seamlessly integrate with the forward-protruding nose shape and front quarter panels, giving it a more sculpted appearance and creating a sleek, bold expression.
Revised Kia Stinger GT available to order now
Kia has announced the equipment details and prices of the revised Kia Stinger for the 2021 model year. In the future, it will be offered exclusively in the all-wheel-drive GT version, whose 272 kW (370 hp) 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine catapults the luxury sports sedan to 100 mph in 4.9 seconds. The Kia Stinger 3.3 T-GDI AWD automatic comes fully equipped as standard and costs from €56,440.34. As usual with the brand, the 7-year Kia manufacturer's warranty and 7-year Kia navigation map update are included in the purchase price. The new model year can be ordered now, with deliveries starting at the end of November.
On the Porsche press database, the latest video is available covering the season opening night race of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. On 26 February, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) scored a strong fifth place with the Porsche 99X Electric for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. His teammate Andre Lotterer finished 16th.
McLaren Automotive, the British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars, is expanding its Super Series product family with the introduction of a second new model under the £1.2bn Track25 business plan and its most accomplished convertible supercar ever: the new McLaren 720S Spider. Revealed online on December 8, 2018 and available to order with immediate effect, the new 720S Spider delivers the exhilaration of open-air driving and levels of day-to-day usability unseen in the convertible supercar class. The design foundations of the new McLaren Spider are the seamless and organic forms introduced in 2017 with the 720S Coupé. Combining to maximise downforce, minimise drag, enhance powertrain cooling and optimise aerodynamic performance, these shapes produce an overall appearance akin to a futuristic sculpture, formed by the air that flows over, under, around and through it. A new, electrically actuated Retractable Hard Top (RHT) is seamlessly integrated into the design, as are new buttresses.