Starting the FIA ETCR season with three of the CUPRA EKS team drivers on the podium in Pau Ville (France) was a very good omen. But continuing that lead in this weekend's second race at the Hungaroring (Hungary) with Adrien Tambay as "King of the Weekend" and Mattias Ekström as second proves this good run is no coincidence. We already knew last season that they had an unbeatable car. And this season, the e-Racer has only gotten better. CUPRA Racing technical director Xavi Serra, together with CUPRA Vice-President for R&D Dr. Werner Tietz unveiled some of the car’s new details a few days before the next race at the Jarama circuit (Spain) where they hope to “go out and win again.”
Hyundai names prices for new Kona Electric and new Kona Hybrid
The part-time electric Kona Hybrid starts at 26,900 euros, while the battery-electric Kona Electric with a 39.2 kWh high-performance battery starts at 35,650 euros. One of the most important innovations of the Kona Hybrid and Kona Electric is the significantly more striking design. While the Kona Hybrid's radiator grille is divided horizontally by a robust bumper with a honeycomb structure, the Kona Electric comes with a fully enclosed front end painted in the body color typical of an electric vehicle. The integrated tailgate indicates the zero-emission drive system. On both models, the Hyundai logo has moved from the radiator grille to the fascia in front of the hood. Narrower LED daytime running lights give both the Kona Hybrid and Kona Electric a more penetrating look.
Clear the stage for the new Lexus ES: With a refined design and new technologies for more comfort and safety, the mid-range sedan is now celebrating its world premiere at Auto Shanghai in China. The improvements consolidate the position of the Japanese premium brand in the highly competitive vehicle class. Exceptionally smooth running, high driving comfort and a generous amount of space with many amenities: the Lexus ES embodies these properties par excellence and has pampered drivers and passengers since its market launch in 1989. As one of the core models in the Lexus product portfolio, it has already been sold 2.65 million times worldwide Sold in 80 countries and regions. Driven by the “Always On” principle, which encourages Lexus designers and engineers to gradually develop their products, the new Lexus ES is now fundamentally improved. The fourth-generation Lexus hybrid drive continues to drive the sedan, which is particularly popular with fleet managers and business customers. Lexus was able to further improve the smoothness and comfort of the ES. The seamless interplay of acceleration, deceleration and steering guarantees a linear response in every driving situation.
The BMW iX is ready for series production and is due to arrive on the world’s roads from November 2021. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship combines locally emission-free driving pleasure, sporting agility and a compelling operating range with a character profile dedicated squarely to sustainability. With its trailblazing design and an interior devoted to luxurious spaciousness, the BMW iX embodies a fresh new take on the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, this model is based on a new toolkit for the future, whose vast potential for innovations in the areas of automated driving, operation, connectivity and digital services translates into a premium mobility experience unparalleled in this segment.