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.
The "Boxster" sports car study - Pioneering design and clever detail solutions
The name is an artificial word derived from the first syllable of the word boxer and the second syllable of the word roadster. This not only provides a succinct reference to the vehicle genre, but also to the boxer engine - the technically outstanding feature that has distinguished the 356 since 1948 and the Porsche 911 since 1963. Grant Larson, now Director of Special Projects, was responsible for the design of the study. The designer recalls: "In October 1991 - I was responsible for pre-development in design at the time - I visited the Tokyo Motor Show. There, Audi presented the Avus Quattro study. At the end of 1991, series development of the Boxster and 996 was already underway in other areas, and we decided to build a show car. I had complete freedom in the design. All the designs were created as 2D drawings. In other words, not yet on the screen as they are today.
Honda’s next-generation Civic Type R has set a new lap record for a front-wheel drive car at the world-famous Suzuka Circuit in Japan. It lapped the 5.8km track in 2 minutes 23.120 seconds*, 0.873 seconds faster than its predecessor, the stripped back 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition. The new benchmark time was set during the new model’s final development evaluation on 15 March 2022. The all-new Civic Type R is the latest performance vehicle to prove itself on the iconic Suzuka International Racing Course, famous for its high-speed chicanes and challenging corners. The track, often described as one of the world’s greatest circuits, has been a test bed for performance Hondas since 1962 and has been home to the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix for all but two years since 1987.
Nissan Sunderland Plant is marking the start of production of the third generation Qashqai with a renewed pledge to inspire future generations of manufacturing talent. Following a £400m investment, the latest version of the segment-defining crossover is now rolling off the plant’s production Line One, as the plant celebrates 35 years of manufacturing in the UK. Qashqai represents one in five of all cars built in Britain since its launch 14 years ago – and to celebrate the new generation model, Nissan is offering every schoolchild in North East England the opportunity to take part in a Nissan Skills Foundation event – the company’s programme of activities designed to excite youngsters about careers in manufacturing and engineering.