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.
Top marks for the Volkswagen ID.3 - five stars in the Euro NCAP test
"Dream start with five stars: In the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Program) safety test, the ID.3 achieved the top grade. The examiners gave the first model based on the new modular electric drive kit (MEB) good ratings in all criteria - for the protection of adult occupants, children and unprotected road users as well as for the assistance systems. The assessment of occupant protection for adults is based on, among other things, frontal, side impact and whiplash tests. On the basis of these crash tests and an assessment of the safety measures for a quick and safe rescue and rescue, a degree of protection of 87% for the driver and passengers was determined for the ID.3. A degree of protection of 89% was even attested for children. This assessment is based on three important aspects: In addition to the protection afforded by child restraint systems in the event of a frontal or side impact, the options for installing child seats of various sizes and the equipment that a vehicle offers for the safe transport of children were also included Focus."
From the first 1400 until today, screens have gone from non-existent to being a central feature in design and usability The new SEAT Leon is equipped with a central screen that is the hub for controlling all the car’s functions Four years of user interface design have gone into creating a system that is convenient and customisable for the driver
The all-electric Mazda MX-30 has been awarded the maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP in its latest series of tests, with 91% and 87% scores in its respective adult and child occupancy categories. 91% is the best Adult Occupant Protection result yet registered amongst all vehicles tested in the latest 2020 Euro NCAP ratings. The Mazda MX-30 achieved maximum points in lateral impact tests, as well as full marks for crash test performance based on 6 and 10 year old children for both frontal and lateral impact. The MX-30 is the first Mazda to achieve an overall five-star rating under the new, more stringent 2020 Euro NCAP crashworthiness ratings. The 2020 ratings introduce new tests to address some longstanding needs in occupant protection and improved post-crash protection, and to promote the latest advanced driver assistance technology. The all-electric small-family SUV joins the CX-5 (2017), Mazda6 (2018), Mazda3 and CX-30 (both 2019) in achieving five-star Euro NCAP ratings.