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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.
The all-new Kia Niro CUV made its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show. The next-generation Niro has been designed from the ground up to meet and exceed the expectations of eco-minded consumers. With striking styling cues and a commitment to sustainability and connectivity throughout, the 2023 Niro will launch in the United States with three highly efficient, electrified powertrains: hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and all-electric (EV). Inside and out, the 2023 Niro features bold design inspired by the “Opposites United” philosophy that infuses inspiration from nature with aerodynamic refinement. The exterior of the 2023 Niro embodies a sophisticated and adventurous sense of purpose that takes strong influence from the 2019 HabaNiro concept, and it achieves an impressive drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.29. Its upswept, striking daytime running lights (DRL) flank the signature tiger nose grille, which has evolved with the new Kia brand identity. At the rear, boomerang-shaped LED taillights sit alongside uncomplicated surface treatments for a concise and aerodynamic styling combination, while the heartbeat-shaped rear reflector, rugged looking skid plate garnish and lower bumper enhance the front-end design. Niro HEV and Niro PHEV can be identified by black door cladding and wheel arches, while Niro EV is distinguished by Steel Grey or black exterior trim, depending on body color.
Longtime Audi Sport customer, the Belgian Team WRT squad, enjoyed a successful season in the GT World Challenge Europe with Audi Sport drivers Charles Weerts and Dries Vanthoor. The young Belgians Weerts and Vanthoor secured their second Sprint Cup drivers’ title at Brands Hatch together with Team WRT from Baudour winning the teams’ title. One week later, the two Audi Sport drivers won the overall drivers’ title at the Nürburgring before the overall teams’ title was clinched by Team WRT at Valencia three weeks later.