In the evocative setting of the Ampezzo Dolomites, Audi is back in the limelight, bringing progress and emotions to the stage thanks to the exciting charm of the Audi RS e-tron GT, the 100% electric Granturismo, and to the adrenaline of Kristina Ghedina, Italian ski champion and racing driver.
2021 Mazda CX-5 Driving in the country
An updated version of Mazda's stylish, spacious and dynamic SUV, the CX-5, is now on sale throughout Europe. The 2021 CX-5 is also available as one of Mazda's 100th Anniversary limited edition series, and as a new 'Homura' special edition model. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 features upgraded Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology for greater convenience, peace of mind and safety, and engine and transmission updates for a more responsive driving experience and reductions in CO2 emissions. The upgraded HMI system combines a new, faster, clearer 10.25-inch centre display and even more intuitive Commander control operation with an expanded range of Connected Services operable by the latest MyMazda App. Numerous convenience and peace-of-mind functions include Remote Door Locking, a Vehicle Finder, the remote pre-programming of multiple navigation destinations, a Vehicle Health Report, dealership contact and service booking request, Roadside Assistance, and a Security Alert. Several powertrain improvements result in a better, more environmentally-friendly driving experience. These include optimised accelerator pedal operation for better vehicle response and control, improved engine response to throttle inputs, enhanced responsiveness of the six-speed automatic transmission and reductions in CO2 emissions. In addition, the 135 kW/184 PS Skyactiv-D 2.2 diesel engine is now offered with front-wheel drive for the first time.
The sixth generation Opel/Vauxhall Astra and third generation Peugeot 308 are both based on the Stellantis EMP2 platform and, unsurprisingly, score very similarly across all four areas of assessment. Both the offset test and the full-width crash test highlighted marginal chest injury protection for average male and small female drivers, and neither car was equipped with a centre airbag for far-side crash protection, a countermeasure which is increasingly common on modern cars. Both cars offer plenty of crash avoidance technology but do not include some of the latest advancements introduced in the market. The cars’ four-star ratings apply also to their PHEV variants.
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