Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary by offering the best products in the compact sports car segment is the mission of Abarth, a brand which has always been synonymous with Italian performance and style. Today, just a few weeks before its 73rd anniversary, the Scorpion stings once again with the introduction of its new 595 range, which pays homage to the inventiveness of its founder Carlo Abarth (1908 - 1979). Always part of Abarth’s DNA, it was the concept of upgrading which guided the work of the designers, engineers and technicians in to redesign the 2022’s range of timeless icons. Now available in two models and power levels, the Abarth 595 with 165 hp and Abarth 695 with 180 hp have special features to provide emotions to both customers who are more concerned with style and those for whom performance is a must. Both versions offer thrilling performance, a roaring exhaust, an irreverent and playful, yet bold, style and, of course, the joy of driving. Starting from these “basics”, the customers can build the car best fit for their tastes and needs, thanks to the four packs made with the most authentic Abarth traditions in mind. One instantly recalls Scorpion’s legendary tuning kits, which turned standard vehicles into unbeatable race cars in the Sixties. While preserving the brand’s dual soul with regard to its respective target customers, today a customized driving can still be achieved with one of four conversion packs. The Abarth 595 can be equipped with the “595 Turismo Pack”, more focused on style, and the “F595 Pack”, which emphasizes performance. Similarly, the already exclusive Abarth 695 can be further customized with the refined “695 Turismo Pack” or with the “695 Competizione Pack”.
FCA Replay January 8, 2021
"FCA Replay" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at FCA. The top stories for the week of January 8, 2021, include the debut of the new 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L, FCA US sales finish 2020 on a strong note, and shareholders approve the merger of FCA and Groupe PSA.
Volkswagen brought the new Arteon to market last Autumn, and with it an additional body variant: the new Arteon Shooting Brake. Now the powerful top models have been added, and their key data is impressive: acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, an optional increase in maximum speed to 270 km/h, plus permanent all-wheel drive with the sophisticated R-Performance Torque Vectoring technology, which distributes power individually between the rear wheels and enables even higher cornering speeds. The exclusive R colour Lapiz Blue is available for both body variants. The high-performance braking system with blue brake callipers and R logo and the distinct front air intakes not only look good, but also enhance performance. The suspension is tuned for a sportier drive, and the DCC adaptive dampers can be steplessly adjusted using the touchscreen in the cockpit. The driver can select Comfort, Sport, Race or Individual driving mode using the R button on the steering wheel – and the list of benefits does not stop there.
Following the Q3 Sportback and the e-tron Sportback, Audi now presents its third crossover utility vehicle, or CUV: the Q5 Sportback. This coupé with dynamic lines addresses customers who appreciate not just an expressive design and technical innovation but also a sporty character and a high level of everyday usability. Topping the line is the SQ5 Sportback TDI. Its three-liter TDI offers concentrated power of 251 kW (341 PS) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque.