The CUPRA Formentor is about to take to the streets of the world. But some have already had the privilege of driving it including the CUPRA development team led by SEAT executive Vice-president for R&D Dr. Werner Tietz, along with CUPRA Technical Officer Marta Almuni and CUPRA driver Jordi Gené. The following are their impressions at the wheel of the brand’s first uniquely designed and developed model.
Lexus Driving Signature
Just as deceleration, turn-in and acceleration out merge seamlessly when cornering, every Lexus immediately follows the driver's commands in every situation. With the Lexus LC's driving feel sharpened and refined even further, the "Lexus Driving Signature" was born: it forms the development basis for all new Lexus models. With handling as the focal point, step-by-step dynamic improvements are made in rigorous testing programs. This attention to detail gives the new Lexus LC models the kind of performance drivers enjoy in everyday driving situations.
Marked by exclusive “Electric Blue” exterior design cues, the new Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid skillfully combines the most advanced technology with the freest and most authentic Jeep spirit. Indeed, it fully appeals to off-road enthusiasts, courtesy of electrification that improves its legendary capability. At the same time, it is the ideal solution for those customers who are looking for an SUV to be used every day, and who are unwilling to compromise between freedom, fun and respect for the environment. This gave birth to a Wrangler, 100% unstoppable as per the Jeep tradition, and sporting unprecedented features: it is the most eco-friendly and off-road capable Wrangler ever, while maintaining the open air freedom that has always been hallmark of the Wrangler driving experience. Performance has also been enhanced: Wrangler 4xe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and delivers 380 hp of maximum combined output and 637 Nm of torque. In addition, it drives 4x4 in “pure electric” mode, with never-seen-before low-end control, and can ensure more than 50 km of “pure electric” zero emissions range (in the urban WLTP cycle), which is perfect for everyday commutes in the city. Full battery recharge is available in less than 3 hours with options for scheduling, and – courtesy of the Max Regen feature – to increase the battery charge when coasting.
Sales of electric and hybrid vehicles increased by 121% in the ten main markets in Europe in the third quarter of 2020 This increase likewise results in more user doubts and questions The main doubts are about practical issues such as whether they are all automatic or whether the heating affects battery consumption SEAT’s electromobility Learning Center offers a training programme on hybrid and electric vehicles for all company employees