SEAT is updating its Ibiza, adding a refreshed exterior look, a revolution to the interior, as well as new levels of connectivity and driver assistant systems. The SEAT Ibiza has been a key pillar of the brand’s success since it was first introduced back in 1984, and after 37 years, five generations and nearly 6 million sales, it’s SEAT’s most successful vehicle to ever roll off the production line. The facelifted fifth generation is aiming to maintain that winning mentality as a key model in its segment in Europe. The world’s become increasingly digitalised and the SEAT Ibiza is ready to be part of the journey, bringing greater intuitiveness, functionality and quality to the interior space, achieved through an improved design language and increased levels of connected technology and new, more elegant materials.
Mobilize unveils the EZ-1 Prototype
Mobilize goes beyond cars. It offers new ways of transporting people and goods, either with or without a car. The new mobility offers meet the expectations of end customers, companies, cities, and regional authorities. Mobilize brings together Groupe Renault’s activities in mobility, energy, and data-related solutions while leveraging expertise from RCI Bank and Services. It helps foster partnerships and brand-new open ecosystems that bring significant advantages in timing and scaling-up, while also helping to solve the major challenges faced by the automotive industry: Reduce the gap between car usage and cost as cars are currently left unused 90% of the time. Improve residual value to prevent the value of new vehicles from falling by over 50% after 3 years. Contribute to a zero CO2 footprint target.
Development laboratories at Volkswagen in Salzgitter - Next Generation battery cells - Elelctrical testfield
Volkswagen Group Components has opened one of the most modern laboratories for cell research and development in Europe in Salzgitter, Germany. Thus, the global Volkswagen Group is further expanding its expertise in battery technology and taking the next step towards developing and producing its own battery cells for electric vehicles. From 2025 onwards, the Volkswagen unified cell is scheduled to roll off the production line in Salzgitter. In the future, around 250 experts will conduct research in the areas of cell development, analytics and testing in a total of four laboratories. The Group is investing some 70 million euros in the facilities. The new unified cell for the volume segment is scheduled to roll off the production line at the Gigafactory in Salzgitter from 2025. By 2030, the Volkswagen Group plans to operate six cell factories in Europe together with partners with a production capacity of 240 GWh. Prospectively, cells with an annual capacity of 40 GWh could be produced in Salzgitter. The new unified cell is expected to unlock synergies and reduce battery costs by up to 50 percent.
"Stellantis Spotlight" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week ending April 9, 2021, include Ram 1500 TRX is a runaway success in the Rocky Mountains, Chrysler Pacifica wins a Family Car honor from PARENTS magazine and the pet-friendly features of the Chrysler Pacifica for National Pet Day.