Thanks to the new e-Hybrid propulsion system, Renegade and Compass offer a brand-new alternative in the two-wheel drive segment. Customers’ driving habits can remain unchanged, and they can enjoy a genuine hybrid experience with the possibility of going into full-electric mode during parking and low-speed driving thanks to the “EV capabilities”. Let’s take a closer look at how these functions work during everyday use. First off, once in the vehicle, it silently turns on and takes off in full electric mode thanks to its Silent Start function. However, this is just one of the “EV” functions that automatically turns on in the Renegade and Compass e-Hybrid. For example, Energy Recovery switches on by itself in order to get the energy back which was lost during the stages of deceleration or braking. In the former case, the e-Coasting mode activates as soon as you take your foot off the gas in order to reproduce the sensation of engine braking.
The Audi Q2 - the chassis
"The Audi Q2 is a sporty compact SUV. Its standard equipment includes progressive steering, which works more and more directly the further the driver turns the steering wheel. It thus ensures high maneuverability when maneuvering and great driving pleasure on winding roads. Triangular wishbones and McPherson struts guide the front wheels, while the rear of the front-wheel-drive models is supported by a twist-beam design. Four-link suspensions are used here on the 35 TDI quattro. The dynamics package includes further components: a sports suspension that lowers the body by 10 millimeters (standard for the S line), red-painted brake calipers, a sound actuator for the engine and the Audi drive select driving dynamics system, which is also available separately. It allows the driver to configure the drive, steering assistance and other systems in five modes - auto, efficiency, comfort, dynamic and individual. The driving experience becomes even more versatile with the dynamics package plus, which includes the suspension with damper control. It offers a wide range - from crisp, tight handling to a highly comfortable roll."
McLaren Automotive, the British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars, is expanding its Super Series product family with the introduction of a second new model under the £1.2bn Track25 business plan and its most accomplished convertible supercar ever: the new McLaren 720S Spider. Revealed online on December 8, 2018 and available to order with immediate effect, the new 720S Spider delivers the exhilaration of open-air driving and levels of day-to-day usability unseen in the convertible supercar class. ""The new McLaren 720S Spider offers an unparalleled blend of extreme performance, crafted luxury, driver involvement and daily usability - all with the additional exhilaration of open-air driving whenever required. As the most accomplished convertible supercar ever, the new Spider delivers across a remarkable spectrum of abilities to outstandingly high levels, and as lightest in class with an increase of just 49kg over the 720S Coupé, moves us even further ahead of our competition in the weight race."" Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive The design foundations of the new McLaren Spider are the seamless and organic forms introduced in 2017 with the 720S Coupé. Combining to maximise downforce, minimise drag, enhance powertrain cooling and optimise aerodynamic performance, these shapes produce an overall appearance akin to a futuristic sculpture, formed by the air that flows over, under, around and through it. A new, electrically actuated Retractable Hard Top (RHT) is seamlessly integrated into the design, as are new buttresses.
The Hamamatsu manufacturer unveils the GSX-S1000GT, a Gran Turismo that expands the Suzuki range and the GSX-S family by combining exhilarating sports performance with the skills of a great traveler, even when used with a full load and with the passenger. The modern and sharp line of the bike, refined in the wind tunnel, expresses a decisive temperament and guarantees excellent protection from the air, as well as irreproachable stability at any pace. The upright driving position ensures excellent ride comfort even in long-range touring and allows perfect control, when maneuvering from a standstill as well as when cornering. The GSX-S1000GT takes advantage of the experiences gained with MotoGP and with the iconic GSX-R and is projected into a new digital era, thanks to a 6.5-inch color TFT LCD display that can be connected to the smartphone. . The free SUZUKI mySPIN app allows easy access to contacts, maps, music, telephone functions and the calendar even while driving. The GT is sold in three colors of your choice at 15,890 Euros (F.C. price including VAT) with a set of travel bags in the same color and is covered by a four-year warranty. The first deliveries are scheduled for November.