The 2022 Mazda2, the latest version of the company's popular B-segment hatchback, features an upgraded 1.5 litre Skyactiv-G powertrain with improvements to driveability, fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions. 75, 90 and 115 PS versions of the new powertrain are available, and e-Skyactiv G 90 and 115 PS manual transmission versions are equipped with MHEV (Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle) technology. Further enhancements to the 2022 Mazda2 model range include the launch of a new Homura Special Edition model, the addition of two new exterior body colours and the wireless connectivity of Apple Car Play across the model range. The 2022 Mazda2 brings unprecedented levels of quality, refinement and driving enjoyment to the compact car market.
2021 Range Rover Velar P400e PHEV - The Engine
"The Range Rover Velar's powertrain program, however, offers a few more novelties in the 2021 vintage. For example, 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engines from the Ingenium family are making their debut under the Velar hood. The modern diesel and gasoline units shine with smooth development of their abundant power and contemporary efficiency and environmental compatibility. MHEV, the 48-volt mild hybrid technology, plays a key role in this, delivering enhanced performance with reduced emissions and fuel consumption. The new in-line six-cylinder engine, developed and produced in-house by Jaguar Land Rover, is available in the Velar as a D300 diesel variant with 221 kW (300 hp) or as a P400 gasoline engine with 294 kW (400 hp) - coupled as standard on the R-Dynamic with electronically controlled air suspension for pampering Range Rover comfort. Combined with the latest engine technology, the MHEV package ensures the desired and required balance of performance and efficiency. The mild hybrid system uses a belt-driven starter-generator to capture energy normally lost during braking or deceleration and channel it to the 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack located underneath the trunk. There, the energy is ready for later use: for example, to support the gasoline engine during acceleration or for an even smoother and faster response of the start-stop system."
In many ways, the Volvo C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo Cars: it is the first Volvo model in history designed as pure electric only, and will be offered online with a convenient Care offer. Its SUV elements and benefits combined with a lower profile means that Volvo Cars also enters a new segment – and it does so with cutting-edge design and features not previously seen on Volvo cars. Built upon the fundamental building blocks of the XC40, the C40 gives the same sense of power and strong character as its sibling while adding athleticism and lightness. This idea of breaking new ground with something familiar is mirrored in individual details: the signature Thor’s Hammer headlights are augmented with new pixel LEDs, which automatically adjust to light conditions and switch on and off independently to optimise the light pattern. The equally emblematic vertical rear lights are now segmented, providing a testament to the engineering challenge of extending one big lamp along the roof line, while also creating a modern take on a classic design.
First introduced in 1972, Honda has always defined the Civic as a ‘car for people of the world’. Now, building on 50 years of heritage and with over 27.5 million units sold across 170 countries, the 11th generation Civic represents a modern evolution of the model’s distinctive shape, and echoes the noiseless, elegant design that we have seen in recent Honda models introduced to Europe. Honda engineers followed a development ethos of ‘Exhilarating Civic’, focussing on how exterior and interior packaging can work together to create a more comfortable and refreshing in-car experience that will enhance owners’ everyday lives. By applying a unique human-centred approach to dynamics, design and usability, Honda has created a cabin with greater comfort, visibility and spaciousness than ever before. Following Honda’s ‘Man-Maximum, Machine-Minimum’ (M/M) development approach – which is based on the principle that the purpose of technology and design is to serve the needs of the driver and passengers – has resulted in an exhilarating driving experience. The Civic inspires confidence through tactile touchpoints, engaging handling and dynamics, and a powerful yet efficient drivetrain suitable for all driving requirements. Honda’s proven e:HEV powertrain technology comes as standard, completing the brand’s mission to electrify all its mainstream European models by the end of 2022. The hybrid powertrain uses a lithium-ion battery to power two compact electric motors that work together with a 2.0-litre direct-injection petrol engine. It offers stunning all-round performance through impressive energy density, thermal efficiency, and torque. Thanks to a tailored application for the new Civic, the e:HEV system is smoother with a more responsive power delivery and a greater sense of linear acceleration, as well as offering exceptionally high fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions.