The XC60 is Volvo’s 5-door, 5-seat mid-size SUV. It is built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), Volvo’s advanced modular product platform that underpins all Volvo cars in the 90 and 60 Series. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the second generation XC60 has quickly become the best-selling model in Volvo Cars’ range. The original XC60 sold almost one million units globally and was the best-selling mid-sized premium SUV in Europe. The XC60 carries the proud and confident face of Volvo’s design language, along with classic Volvo styling cues. Key features include the iconic “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlight design. The company’s designers have made a number of subtle refinements to the exterior design, including a new grille, new front bumpers, and new exterior colour and wheel options. Inside, Volvo has taken cues from the clean, Scandinavian interior design first introduced in the 90 Series cars, raising the bar in the segment with natural materials and new details on driver display, user interface the dashboard and instrument panel. New interior materials, including luxurious leather-free options as well as the availability of the City Weave textile upholstery, offer further possibilities for personalisation.
2021 Lexus LS 500 Design in Silver
Creating an iconic vehicle to set the tone for a luxury automaker is no simple task. The first-generation LS debuted in 1989 with this monumental goal to help shape the brand. It built the foundation of Lexus with the high praise earned by its exceptional quietness and comfort. Chief Branding Officer and Master Driver Akio Toyoda positions the LS―in all its generations―as “a model that gives rise to transformation through the spirit of constant innovation and by providing new technologies and value for the times.” The 2021 Lexus LS looks to build on the success of the all-new LS that launched in 2018, adding additional refinement and technology to an already strong dynamic package. The LS, like all Lexus vehicles, relies on core principals of the brand such as Takumi craftsmanship, or a meticulous artisanship to its construction, and Omotenashi, an anticipatory hospitality that caters to a guest’s needs before they need them. The new LS will also incorporate a new philosophical change to its design known as the Lexus Driving Signature, which looks to set a new standard for vehicle development and refinement moving forward.
With the new Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, Porsche is presenting another performance-oriented plug-in hybrid model. The intelligent interaction of the 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor integrated into the eight-speed PDK dual clutch transmission and the 2.9-liter V6 biturbo engine with 324 kW (440 hp) results in a system output of 412 kW and maximum system torque of 750 Nm. The driving performance is correspondingly impressive: in combination with the standard Sport Chrono Package, the sprint from zero to 100 km / h takes 3.7 seconds. The top speed is reached at 298 km / h. The gross capacity of the battery has been increased from 14.1 to 17.9 kWh by means of optimized cells compared to the previous hybrid models and the driving modes have been optimized with a view to even more effective energy use. The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid has a purely electric range according to WLTP EAER City of up to 54 km.
Under his leadership, Bugatti has redefined modern day coachbuilding with the Divo, La Voiture Noire and Centodieci models. At the same time, the team expanded the Chiron family. Though technically very different, the Chiron Pur Sport and Chiron Super Sport6 hyper sports cars offer the maximum spread of the “Bugatti spectrum of performance”. In addition, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ became the first production car ever to break the 300-mph barrier in the summer of 2019. Having achieved a speed of 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h), the Chiron Super Sport 300+ is since considered the fastest production car in the world. With the Bolide, Bugatti developed the most uncompromising vehicle in its history at the end of 2020, which will be produced in a small series in 2024.