With the new NX, Lexus is opening a new chapter in the history of the Japanese premium automobile brand: The second generation of the SUV model features a further developed body design and is driving electrification further with the first plug-in hybrid from Lexus and the latest hybrid generation Ahead. At the same time, the new NX offers driving dynamics improvements for an active and networked driving experience, multimedia and connectivity of the next generation as well as new technologies for more safety and comfort. The new NX replaces a model that has been very successful for Lexus in Europe. Since its launch in 2014, more than 170,000 units have been sold - mostly to customers who are driving a Lexus for the first time. The NX has thus also made a significant contribution to the growth of the brand in Germany.
The new Volkswagen ID.4 - Safety through assistance systems
Lane Assist: Lane Keeping Assist can help ensure that the vehicle does not leave its lane Front Assist: Emergency Brake Assist including turn braking function and evasive assistance can help prevent accidents ACC: Distance Control "stop & go" with speed limiter: Evaluation of navigation data and traffic signs ACC can reduce speed on its own before curves, traffic circles, speed limit signs and built-up areas Eco Assist: alerts the driver when he should take his foot off the right pedal for reasons of efficiency Travel Assist: can, among other things, reduce the distance to the vehicle in front the distance to the vehicle in front and the ID.4 Side Assist: can assist with lane changes via radar system Emergency Assist: can bring ID.4 to a halt if the driver is no longer able to do so
The design of the Fiat Tipo has been completely refreshed in the new model year. It now looks even more modern, dynamic and elegant. The visual identification mark on the front of the vehicle is the newly designed radiator grille with the new FIAT logo and lettering. After the new Fiat 500, the Fiat Tipo is the brand's second model to adopt these new design elements. The headlights and taillights of the Fiat Tipo have also been redesigned. With full LED lights, they not only enhance the overall look, but also ensure a more modern look and increase active and passive safety thanks to improved visibility. In line with the pursuit of greater sustainability, the new headlights and taillights also consume less electricity. This relieves the load on the alternator and reduces consumption and CO2 emissions. The lower part of the bumper has been upgraded with elements in the look of brushed chrome. New designs, including a diamond finish, are available for the 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The new generation of BMW iDrive takes the interaction between driver and vehicle into a digital future where many areas of life are getting increasingly smart. The new interpretation of BMW’s operating system equips the vehicle to actively engage in its relationship with those on board and, in so doing, serves as a digital, intelligent and proactive partner in any situation. A natural dialogue is created with the aim of precisely tailoring all the functions controlled via BMW iDrive to the driver’s needs and preferences as the situation demands. Underpinning the unique user experience are the new BMW Operating System 8, a new generation of displays, controls and software, and extremely powerful connectivity and data processing. The new iDrive will be rolled out gradually across all vehicle classes, making its debut later this year in the BMW iX before also featuring in the BMW i4. The ability of the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant to adjust to the driver’s individual needs and routines, as well as the situation at hand, makes it – more than ever – a central operating channel of human-machine interaction. The operating system is designed with a clear focus on dialogue-based interaction using natural language and touch operation via the BMW Curved Display. And then there is “Great Entrance Moments”, which brings emotionality to the relationship between driver and vehicle even before the driver climbs on board. This new customer experience welcomes the driver and invites them into the vehicle with a thoroughly choreographed routine. During the journey, the new My Modes use an all-encompassing interplay of various functions to conjure special moments from a combination of vehicle characteristics and the interior ambience adapted to the situation at hand.