The new era of technology on which Audi has embarked can also be experienced in the interior of the Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron. The instrument panel introduces itself with progressive elegance and underlines the airy feeling of spaciousness. The cockpit features a distinctly three-dimensional design, and its geometric volumes are interrelated in an electrifying way. In both the electric SUVs, the operating and display units take on the function of design elements more than ever. The digital instrument for the driver is embedded like a diamond between two volumes – a short one on the left-hand side, which incorporates an air vent, and a long one on the right-hand side. It extends all the way to the front passenger door and integrates further air vents. The central MMI touch display, which appears clean and light, occupies the space in front of it. It is tilted toward the driver and is positioned within ergonomically easy reach. A lean inlay, known as the tech layer, lies above the display and connects it with the instrument panel. The choice of surface materials for this panel includes open-pore lime wood, aluminum in two different designs, and plastic. The inlay in the S line interior will also be available as an alternative shortly after market launch with an innovative, anthracite-colored technical fabric that is made partly of recycled materials.
The SEAT Leon e-HYBRID in a nutshell
Plug-in hybrid vehicles are becoming increasingly popular - especially, of course, among customers who value sustainable mobility. According to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), sales of hybrid cars increased by 133.9 percent across Europe in the first quarter of 2020. There are several reasons for this: the benefits of the E license plate (with an electric range of more than 40 kilometers), an attractive price, and the versatility they offer thanks to two different engine types.
Mazda is committed to drastically reducing carbon emissions – by 2050, Mazda aims to be carbon neutral across all fields of operation. Electrifying vehicle powertrains will be one important factor in achieving this goal. But as Mazda believes the internal combustion engine (ICE) will still be powering the vast majority of cars in the coming years, full electrification can only be one aspect of a sustainable electrification strategy. Another important pillar will be improving the efficiency and performance of ICEs – through better combustion efficiency, environmentally friendly fuels like e-fuels, as well as electrification. Mazda is therefore committed to having all new models fully or partially electrified by 2030, delivering a vast range of different solutions for all individual mobility demands and regional conditions.
From Brescia to Rome and back again, from Wednesday to Saturday: a loop has been completed and the days have flown by. Just like with anything truly memorable, time has sped past. The now-completed loop represents perfection and attainment, as the emblem of continuity. That same continuity runs through the nearly 100-year relationship between Alfa Romeo and the 1000 Miglia: the brand holds the record for wins in the competition, 11 of which were taken from 1927 to 1957. At this edition, Alfa Romeo was once again the best represented automaker, with 50 cars in the running. Most of all, it took victory, with the Villa Trasqua team's 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Super Sport atop the podium, driven by the duo of Vesco and Salvinelli.