Electric range of up to 59 kilometers (36.7 mi) in the NEDC (47 kilometers (29.2 mi) in the WLTP cycle), a sporty character, and great everyday usability: Audi is presenting the Q8 with plug-in hybrid drive. The new model closes the last gap in the Q8 range and provides an innovative combination of efficiency and power. The SUV Coupé is available in two performance versions. The Q8 55 TFSI e quattro achieves a system output of 280 kW (381 PS). The Q8 60 TFSI e quattro even achieves a system output of 340 kW (462 PS). Audi is continuing its electrification offensive with the Q8 TFSI e quattro: The SUV Coupé is already the seventh model with plug-in hybrid drive that has been newly introduced on the market since mid-2019. Audi is putting this drive technology completely at the service of the customer: It provides customers with a confident electric driving experience, simple charging management, and a high level of everyday usability.
The new Skoda OCTAVIA RS iV with plug-in hybrid drive
A new era is beginning for the sporty ŠKODA RS family: the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS iV with plug-in hybrid drive is now available to order from ŠKODA dealers in Germany. Prices for the sustainably sporty top model start at 42,267 euros including 16 percent VAT, while the OCTAVIA COMBI RS iV is available from 42,949 euros. At the start of ordering, customers can order the special FIRST EDITION model at the same price, which with its extended equipment offers a price advantage of €1,375 over a standard OCTAVIA RS iV. In the OCTAVIA RS iV, a 1.4 TSI gasoline engine with 110 kW (150 hp) output and an 85 kW (115 hp) electric motor combine their power to produce a system output of 180 kW (245 hp). Maximum torque in this configuration reaches an impressive 400 Nm. The compact sports car with plug-in hybrid drive realizes the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, the top speed is set at 225 km/h. The OCTAVIA RS iV and OCTAVIA COMBI RS iV achieve these dynamic performance levels in a particularly efficient and clean manner: The combined standard consumption of the coupe-like sedan is just 1.2 l/100 km (combined power consumption 11.2 kWh/100 km), while the spacious station wagon makes do with 1.5 l/100 km (combined power consumption 11.4 kWh/100 km) according to NEDC. Both iV variants of the sporty top model meet the Euro 6d-ISC-FCM (AP) emissions standard."
Revamp of the KODIAQ: roughly four years after ŠKODA launched the first model in its SUV campaign, the carmaker has now upgraded the globally successful KODIAQ. The Czech brand has further developed the emotive design of the KODIAQ, which can also be ordered as a 7-seater, and improved its aerodynamics. For the first time, the range of options for this large ŠKODA SUV includes innovative full LED Matrix headlights. The sporty range-topping KODIAQ RS has not only had a visual makeover but has also been given a new, more powerful TSI engine. The updated KODIAQ will be available from July 2021.
‘Sky Drive’, a new park Fiat will open in the City of Turin, will be located on the roof of Lingotto, sharing its inauguration with Casa 500 on July 4th, 2021. On the roof of Lingotto, a former factory that featured as one of the first conversions of industrial archaeology in the 1990s, the past and future will come together to create ‘Sky Drive’. Developed by a team of specialists led by the architect Benedetto Camerana, the project covers 27,000 m2 of pedestrian walkways, driveways and gardens. It draws its inspiration from New York’s High Line Park, the green redevelopment of the elevated railway line in the Big Apple that once transported goods from Chelsea to the heart of Manhattan. Disused in the 1980s, the railway line was silently colonized by nature reclaiming its ground.