Available on new Focus for the first time, next-generation SYNC 4 – supported by a largest-in-segment 13.2-inch centre screen – enables cloud-connected navigation and connected voice control with natural language understanding. In addition, the technology allows Ford Power-Up software updates, available over the air to improve functionality over time. Features and services including SecureAlert, Stolen Vehicle Services and Local Hazard Information are also available via FordPass Connect. Electrified EcoBoost Hybrid 48-volt mild hybrid powertrains enhance efficiency, refinement and fun-to-drive, available for the first time with a seven-speed dual-clutch Powershift automatic option that makes light work of driving in city and stop-start traffic while complementing the hybrid powertrain’s electrically-boosted performance. A suite of next-generation driver assistance technologies includes Blind Spot Assist, Intersection Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane Centring. A new iteration of Ford’s “human-centric” design philosophy brings greater confidence and boldness to the Focus exterior in five-door and wagon bodystyles, with new bonnet profiles, LED headlights and a more distinctive approach to Titanium, ST-Line and Active variants. Each gains unique styling elements that express their individual personalities, with an available X pack bringing high specification, and expanded Vignale pack availability delivering ultimate luxury and exclusive design features. Ford also has revealed the new Focus ST – powered by a 280 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine – featuring all-new Performance Seats and bold exterior design that further emphasises its high-performance character.
Renault Kiger - New compact SUV for India
Renault is strengthening its presence in the important Indian market with the new Kiger compact SUV. The new development in the city-suitable, 3.99-meter format impresses with dynamic design, a modern cockpit with contemporary infotainment and a spacious interior. The engine is a newly developed three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine with the latest technology. The athletic design of the Kiger is characterized by prominently flared fenders, a strikingly contoured hood and a powerfully sculpted front apron. Added to this are typical SUV elements such as the bull bar running all the way around the vehicle and the functional roof rails, as well as an increased ground clearance of 20.5 centimeters. LED daytime running lights, wheels set far back in the corners and the optional 2-tone paint finish off the modern appearance addressed to urban target groups.
Harry Gottsacker and Mark Wilkins of Bryan Herta Autosport led Hyundai’s podium sweep at their first victory of the season in the #33 Elantra N TCR at the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship. After an epic nose to tail battle in the closing minutes of the two-hour race, Wilkins passed teammate and fellow #98 Elantra N TCR driver Parker Chase for the lead. Chase and teammate Ryan Norman finished second and Taylor Hagler and Michael Lewis extended their championship points lead with a third-place finish in the #77 Veloster N TCR. Hyundai strengthened its lead in the manufacturers’ standings and is ahead of Honda by 70 points with two races remaining. The Elantra N TCR one-two finish came on the heels of Hyundai’s exciting 2022 Elantra N consumer showcase, which took place Friday evening on the pitlane at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
Alpine is unveiling its new A110 range consisting of the A110, the New A110 GT and the New A110 S. All three revised versions of the A110 line-up are characteristically Alpine, and each has its own distinctive character and purpose. In their own way, they treat drivers to three kinds of Alpine experience. They are as light and agile as any car with an Alpine badge and come with a four-cylinder 1.8-litre turbocharged engine, paired with a Getrag seven-speed automatic gearbox with a dual wet clutch to deliver the iconic Alpine experience. The entry-level model, the A110 features the Alpine chassis and a 252hp engine offering similar driving characteristics to the original Berlinette – it is light, lively and precise, and delivers an agile and vibrant drive on all roads. The New Alpine A110 GT is the range’s Grand Tourisme sports coupe. With 300hp and renowned Alpine chassis, it strikes a fine balance between performance and comfort. Versatile and elegant, the A110 GT is a sports car perfectly suited to everyday and long-distance driving, as well as more involved drives on twisty roads. The New Alpine A110 S sits at the top of the revised range, focused on performance with 300hp and a unique Sports chassis. Optional semi-slick tyres and a new custom-made aerodynamic body kit brings enhanced thrills, precision and enjoyment – especially on track.