The Bronco is back and ready for adventure. After 25 years, the Built Wild and always 4x4 SUV is rolling off the line at the Michigan Assembly Plant, which underwent a $750 million upgrade and added 2,700 jobs to get the job done. The all-new two-door and first-ever four-door Bronco models are now on the way to Ford dealerships nationwide.
World premiere of the new Audi RS 3 LMS
Audi Sport customer racing continues its model offensive. The second generation of the Audi RS 3 LMS follows in the footsteps of one of the brand’s successful touring cars. Improved in many areas, the new model for global TCR racing had its virtual premiere at Audi Sport in Neuburg an der Donau on February 5. “We are underlining the importance of motorsport for our road-going products and presenting a race car still in disguise before the spearhead of the corresponding production model is on the market,” says Julius Seebach, Managing Director Audi Sport GmbH and responsible for Audi Motorsport. “The Audi RS 3 LMS is a clear commitment to customer racing and stands for records in our program. We want to continue the remarkable series of successes of the first generation with the new model.” No other customer racing car with the four rings has been produced as often in a single generation as the first-generation RS 3 LMS, of which 180 units have been built. The compact race car is not only a top performer commercially, but also in sporting terms: In just four years, the entry-level touring car achieved 764 podium places in 1,051 races worldwide, including 279 victories. 16 titles in drivers’ championships and 38 championship successes in other categories round off its record, including the title of TCR Model of the Year 2018.
Clear the stage for the new Nissan Qashqai: The third generation of the crossover pioneer is now on the road. The new edition combines a sharpened design with a networked, upgraded interior, new technologies and features as well as an electrified drive - ingredients that guarantee maximum driving pleasure in almost every situation. The basis for this fine-tuning is provided by the CMF-C platform, which gives developers, designers and engineers additional freedom - optically and technically alike. As a result, the architecture raises the quality and the driving experience to a level that is generally only expected in higher vehicle classes. Around a decade and a half after the original was launched, the Qashqai is once again setting standards and taking account of progress and change in the automotive industry. Packed in the design language that was unchanged in the European design studio in London, the flagship scores with a sporty, elegant look. The Qashqai, which is almost 4.43 meters (+35 mm) long, looks sharper, more modern and more well-trained. While an enlarged Nissan V-Motion radiator grille with a chrome finish and flanking full-LED matrix headlights characterizes the face, the striking shoulder line, the 19 millimeter longer wheelbase and the up to 20-inch alloy wheels catch the eye when viewed from the side.
With the third generation of the Audi RS 3 Sportback and the second generation of the RS 3 Sedan, Audi is relaunching the sporty top-of-the-line pair in the compact segment. The award-winning five-cylinder engine now has more torque, making it even more powerful. In combination with the RS torque splitter installed for the first time in an Audi, the A3 series’ emotional flagship model offers performance and lateral dynamics on a whole new level. The market launch will take place at the end of October – at prices starting at 60,000 euros for the RS 3 Sportback and 62,000 euros for the RS 3 Sedan.