Hyundai today unveiled its highly anticipated Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle. The 2022 Santa Cruz breaks new ground within the SUV, Truck and Crossover segments by offering a true Sport Adventure Vehicle unlike anything else in the U.S. market. Santa Cruz boasts bold yet sophisticated design, powerful and efficient powertrain options, a flexible open bed for gear, cutting-edge connectivity and a highly maneuverable all-wheel drive platform that is equally at home in urban and adventure-focused environments.
2021 Dodge Durango R/T AWD Tow N Go Design Preview
The new Tow N Go Package on the 2021 Durango R/T AWD leverages its 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine performance, SRT’s menacing looks, unmatched, best-in-class towing of 8,700 pounds, an improved top speed of 145 mph, Track, Sport, Snow and Tow drive modes and a retuned SRT-performance exhaust with an iconic Dodge exhaust note rumble. The Challenger and Charger muscle car exteriors are reflected in the Durango’s new, aggressive exterior, which features a new front fascia, LED low/high projector headlamps, LED daytime running lamp (DRL) signatures, grille, rear spoiler and wheels.
The all-new 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is expected to arrive late this year will offer more power than any Golf R to date, with 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. To ensure that power gets to the road properly, Volkswagen engineers have designed a new 4Motion® all-wheel-drive system with rear-axle torque vectoring. This serves as the foundation for the updated handling abilities of the Golf R, delivering a new level of performance for its category. The standard 4Motion all-wheel-drive systems in the prior Golf R can send up to 50 percent of the engine’s total power to the rear axle. The differential from the 4Motion drive system normally transfers the power in a 50:50 ratio via a multi-plate clutch to the left and the right-hand rear wheels, even as the differential lets them rotate at different speeds when cornering. The new torque vectoring system in the 2022 Golf R uses a rear differential with two multiplate clutches that can now distribute up to 100 percent of the rear torque to an individual rear wheel. This system is designed to decide how to apportion power between the wheels based on speed, power application, yaw and other factors. In a typical corner, the system can direct more power to the wheel on the outside of the curve in a matter of milliseconds, reducing the cornering radius.
As CUPRA prepares to change the perception of all-electric vehicles, proving that performance and electrification are the perfect match, the Vice-President of Research and Development introduces its latest vehicle. Dr. Werner Tietz highlights how the first 100% electric vehicle from the brand delivers an emotional driving experience and instantaneous performance, while challenging the status quo. The CUPRA Born will be available with two power outputs: 150PS (110kW) and 204PS (150kW); available with the higher power output version, an e-Boost1 performance option increases power output up to 231PS (170kW). The CUPRA Born’s advanced powertrain delivers instantaneous performance; 0-50km/h is reached in only 2.6s and 0 to 100km/h in as little as 6.6s. The CUPRA Born’s contemporary sportiness is achieved thanks to its DCC in combination with sport suspension and ESC Sport, as well as its progressive steering. The high-performance CUPRA Born integrates advanced lithium-ion battery technology, with three capacity options, offering a range of up to 540km*. And compatibility with 125kW DC fast charger means it can regain 100km in as little as 7 minutes. Designed and developed in Barcelona, at the brand’s headquarters in Martorell, the CUPRA Born will go into production at the Zwickau plant in Germany starting in September.