To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Golf R, Volkswagen is launching the Golf R “20 Years” as an exclusive special-edition model. The production period limited to approximately one year makes the special-edition model a collector’s item as soon as it rolls off the production line. Like all premium performance models of the Volkswagen R with their increased power, the Golf R has its roots on the race track and stands for the transfer of innovative technologies to series production. Fan communities around the world are enthralled by the expressive design and enhanced performance. The new Golf R “20 Years” is now available to order with prices starting from 59,995 euros in Germany.
New Porsche Taycan 4S - third version of the electric sports car
As with the previous model, the Taycan 4S represents the new entry into the e-model range following the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo. A single-stack performance battery with a gross capacity of 79.2 kWh is fitted as standard. The two-story Performance Battery Plus familiar from the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo is available as an option. Its gross capacity is 93.4 kWh. Power and range vary accordingly: with the Performance battery, the Taycan 4S reaches up to 390 kW (530 hp) of overboost power. Equipped with the Performance Battery Plus, it produces up to 420 kW (571 hp). In both variants, the Taycan 4S accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds. The top speed is also a uniform 250 km/h. The range is up to 407 kilometers with Performance Battery and up to 463 kilometers with Performance Battery Plus (both according to WLTP). The maximum charging power (peak) is 225 kW (performance battery) or 270 kW (performance battery plus). "nger, Jaguar again opted for a high-quality fabric soft top for the F-TYPE. Compared with a steel folding roof, it offers weight and space advantages and helps keep the center of gravity low. The soft top can be opened fully automatically up to a speed of just under 50 km/h in twelve seconds and closed again just as quickly. Meanwhile, in the cockpit, there was a clear separation between the driver and passenger compartments - made visually clear by a grab handle on the edge of the center console on the passenger side. The message: everything is focused on the driver and his interaction with the electronic and mechanical components, which together create a unique driving experience. Chief engineer Mike Cross, Jaguar's most qualified chassis specialist, saw it that way at the time. His confession: "I've never had so much fun developing a new car before!"
The ISUZU D-MAX pick-up was rated by partner Australasian NCAP earlier this year. Some tests have been repeated by Euro NCAP to ensure a valid rating for the European market. Competing in a segment that is not famous for highlighting safety, the D-MAX crew cab is impressively equipped, with standard restraints, AEB and a new centre airbag. However, the mobile progressive deformable barrier test showed that its weight and front structure make the pick-up aggressive to other vehicles in a collision. The same is true of the Land Rover Defender: larger and heavier than previous models, the new Defender is equipped with modern driver-assistance systems to prevent and mitigate, as far as possible, collisions with other road-users. Another heavy-weight, the KIA Sorento, is the 4th generation large off-roader tested by Euro NCAP. It comes with new safety updates, including KIA’s first centre airbag and advanced e-Call system, and thanks to these retains its 5 stars, despite its underwhelming performance in the frontal offset crash.
The EQS is the first all-electric luxury saloon from Mercedes-EQ. With it, Mercedes-EQ is redefining this vehicle segment. The EQS is also the first model to be based on the modular architecture for luxury and executive-class electric vehicles. Fusing technology, design, functionality and connectivity, the EQS delights both drivers and passengers. The first models to come onto the market are the EQS 450+ rated at 245 kW (NEDC combined electrical consumption: 18.9-16.2 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) plus the EQS 580 4MATIC rated at 385 kW (NEDC combined electrical consumption: 19.6-17.6 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 0 g/km). Fuel consumption acc. to WLTP: EQS 450+ combined electrical consumption 19.8-15.8 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions 0 g/km; EQS 580 4MATIC combined electrical consumption 21.4-18.3 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions 0 g/km.