In the near future, the Swedish electrical brand Polestar will not only draw attention to the streets of Frankfurt, Polestar will also be making its way into the city center of the Hessian metropolis. Shortly after the launch of the new Polestar 2 model series, Polestar Space Frankfurt opened in April at Große Eschenheimer Straße 14. The opening in Frankfurt am Main is another important step in promoting brand awareness and letting customers experience the unique cars. The first Polestar Spaces in Germany were opened in Düsseldorf and Cologne. This was followed by Hamburg, Stuttgart and Munich. Another opening is planned shortly in Berlin.
2021 Kia Stonic Line-up Preview
Kia Motors has introduced significant upgrades to the Kia Stonic compact crossover, strengthening the car’s position in the European B-SUV segment. The upgraded Stonic now offers drivers a range of efficient new ‘Smartstream’ powertrains, with innovations that enhance efficiency. Among these, the Stonic now offers Kia’s new gasoline 48V mild-hybrid ‘EcoDynamics+’ powertrain, and is also equipped with the company’s new ‘clutch-by-wire’ intelligent manual transmission. The interior and exterior design of the Stonic remain largely unchanged, however owners have even greater scope for customisation than before, with new body and roof colours and colour schemes, and a new wheel choice. Inside, drivers and occupants can now specify a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system with Kia’s new ‘Phase II’ UVO Connect telematics features. Safety and driver support are further enhanced with the adoption of a range of new high-tech advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
With the Scenic Vision study, Renault is giving a glimpse of the next generation of the Scenic, which will be launched in 2024 with a purely battery-electric drive. At the same time, the concept car conveys an impression of the brand's new design language. Unlike the later production version, the dynamically designed technology carrier has a combined battery and fuel cell drive to cover long distances with quick refueling stops and consists of 70 percent recyclates. This results in a 75 percent lower CO2 footprint in production and use than with conventional electric vehicles. Innovations such as the "Safety Coach", which proactively warns the driver of danger spots, or the "Safe Guardian", which actively intervenes in the driving process if alertness wanes, also raise active safety to a new level.
The New Compass has been developed to speak a more European language, courtesy of the enhanced quality of the finishes and its advanced on board technology. It also introduces major new features that take it to an even higher level in terms of design, safety, technology and functionality. Where does its secret lie? In combining two souls of Jeep – the off-road and urban spirit – to meet the needs of customers in the C-SUV segment. Rational, factual people, they are also fascinated by the possibility of getting away from their daily routines: we call them “pragmatic dreamers”. The new model has a strong aesthetic character, enhanced by a refined and distinctive style – which remains true to the brand’s styling cues, excellent driving dynamics and more sophisticated safety and connectivity. All this crowned by the renowned Jeep 4x4 capability, a feature honed over 80 years of leadership in off-road driving. In short, whether concerned with a pragmatic need for mobility or the desire to experience exciting everyday ‘adventures’, the answer lies in the New Compass, which offers a balance between performance and emotions, rational usage and dreams of freedom and adventure. All in the name of the brand’s claim: “Go Anywhere, Do Anything”. Because, 80 years later, Jeep remains Jeep.