The Qashqai, which is regarded as a pioneer in the crossover segment, is once again setting standards: the compact bestseller is the first Nissan model in Europe to feature the unique e-POWER drive. The system, which was developed independently by the company, offers the advantages of purely electric driving without having to worry about range and long charging times. In contrast to conventional hybrid vehicles, the electric motor, which responds immediately and linearly, always drives the wheels. The energy is supplied by a battery, which a small combustion engine charges while driving.
Electric without compromise - the Audi e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback
Audi's electric offensive goes into the next round. With the Audi e-tron S and Audi e-tron S Sportback models, Audi is presenting two all-electric SUVs with intelligently developed chassis as well as the usual sporty design.
The Volvo V90 Cross Country is “all-wheel-drive car of the year 2021”: The large all-road station wagon wins the import ranking in the “all-wheel-drive crossover” category, thereby defending its title. After 2020 and 2017, it is already the third success for the flagship in the prestigious readers' choice of the specialist magazine “Auto Bild Allrad”, which has now been taking place for 20 years. In the vote for “All-wheel-drive car of the year”, the readers of Europe's largest all-wheel-drive magazine choose their favorites with 4x4 technology every year. They determine the overall winner and the import winner in a total of ten categories. Two decades after the first readers' choice, this time there were 237 all-wheel-drive vehicles available on the German market to choose from. As in the previous year, the Volvo V90 Cross Country prevailed in the import ranking in the “all-wheel-drive crossover” class. With its title defense, the spacious station wagon, which cuts a good figure on and off paved roads thanks to its increased ground clearance and all-wheel drive, puts all six competitors in the spotlight.
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