Muscular, sensual design language combined with an elegant, modern interior design: With the Austral, Renault is expanding its model range with a completely newly developed compact SUV. The newcomer is characterized by a muscular, sporty design language in the brand's new "Sensual Tech" design. In the elegant interior, the Austral shines with a high-quality mix of materials, combined with the OpenR info screen, which, in combination with the openR Link multimedia system, enables an intuitive and networked driving experience. On the drive side, efficient petrol engines with hybrid technology are available for the new Austral. Another highlight is the 4CONTROL Advanced all-wheel steering. The market launch will take place in autumn. The new Renault Austral signals pronounced dynamics even when stationary: the combination of generous forms, striking silhouette and technical details such as the high-tech headlights embody the new "Sensual Tech" design of the Renault brand. The typical SUV proportions give the new Austral a powerful appearance: with a height of 1.62 meters and a width of 1.83 meters, the newcomer has a wheelbase of 2.67 meters. The short overhangs of 925 millimeters at the front and 917 millimeters at the rear as well as large wheels measuring up to 20 inches further emphasize the robust and sporty appearance. Characteristics of the new Renault Austral are the underbody protection at the front and rear, striking protectors on the sides of the vehicle as well as powerfully shaped side skirts and a high waistline. Its proportions make it look spacious, robust and sporty, which is reinforced by the flat angle of the rear window. The expansive wheel arches give the vehicle additional stature. The Austral's front end is defined by a chromed horizontal bar running through the large, checkered grille and extending from headlight to headlight. The prominent design element visually widens the front of the vehicle and gives it an elegant touch. The new Renault logo in the middle also underlines the modern character of the vehicle.
New Abarth 595 Competizione Design
The brand with the Scorpion badge is introducing the new Abarth 595 range, which embodies the evolution of their most iconic model. Advanced engineering and care for details in a model capable of boldly expressing the two personalities of the brand - performance and style. The four versions of the new 595 range are compact, light, agile and importantly all unparalleled in terms of customisation. The 595 is a successful range that today presents new strengths sure to capture the trademark nuances of the Abarth character. Hatchback or convertible, the new 595 range features five versions (595, 595 Pista, 595 Turismo, 595 Competizione and 695 Rivale) with power levels from 145 to 180 HP, all Euro 6D-TEMP compliant, to satisfy all customer needs. From the technical and performance point of view, peculiarly on the 595 Competizione and the 595 Pista, the main new feature is the new Record Monza Attivo exhaust, now standard on both versions and today equipped with an active valve controlled by a Sport button. Pressing the Sport button opens the exhaust valve and the engine rumble becomes deeper and bolder. The driver can choose a gentleman driver engine sound or a tougher, sportier - and more traditionally Abarth - roar. While the 595 Competizione is somewhat more radical and designed for performance and no-compromise sports car fans, the 595 Turismo hints to the style and comfort typical of Italian GTs. There is plenty of focus on details, with premium leather interiors and Urban Pack that comes with light sensor, rain sensor and parking sensors.
In a video, Honda showcases a new interior design philosophy that will shape the interior design of future Honda models. Johnathan Norman, Creative Lead for Honda Interior Design in the U.S., provides insight into the new philosophy behind the interior design direction. Inspired by the classic human-centered designs of early Honda vehicles, the brand's new simplicity and "something" philosophy helps enhance the driving experience by eliminating complexity and advancing the user experience through thoughtful and pleasing design elements. The new design philosophy features a renewed focus on Honda's classic "Man Maximum/Machine Minimum" approach that maximizes cabin space, while minimizing space required for mechanical components.
EQA is the name of the new entry-level model to the all-electric world of Mercedes-EQ vehicles. The electro-aesthetics of its design are indicative of the Progressive Luxury of the Mercedes-EQ brand. Smart assistants support the driver in many areas: for example with respect to accident avoidance, the anticipatory and therefore particularly efficient operating strategy, and Navigation with Electric Intelligence. In addition, the car features various exceptional Mercedes-Benz functions, such as ENERGIZING Comfort and MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). The EQA is a member of the successful compact car family from Mercedes-Benz. A close relation of the GLA, it delivers all the thrilling characteristics of that vehicle, combined in this case with an efficient electric powertrain. The new EQA is being built in Rastatt (Germany) and Beijing (China). The battery systems for the EQA are supplied by the Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Accumotive in Kamenz. The battery factory in Jawor, Poland, is also preparing to produce battery systems for the compact Mercedes-EQ models. From the spring of 2021, the electric SUV will be available from the European dealerships.