Associates at the Indiana Auto Plant (IAP) today celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new 2022 Civic Hatchback at the Greensburg plant. Honda has built Civic models in America since 1986, but this is the first time the Civic Hatchback has been built in the U.S. A $50.2 million investment in IAP helped prepare the facility for mass production of the all-new version of Civic. The investment includes a building expansion for laser braze technology for the roof of the Civic Hatchback, the latest new model for the plant. Other new processes include a major increase in the use of high-performance structural adhesives for improved body rigidity and the application of acoustic spray foam to the Civic body structure for the first time for enhanced cabin quietness. IAP started production operations by building the Honda Civic in October 2008. As the first Honda plant in the U.S. to build the 2022 Civic Hatchback, this all-new model represents yet another production first for the Greensburg plant. IAP also was the first Honda plant in the U.S. to build the Acura ILX (2012), Honda Insight (2019) and CR-V Hybrid (2020).
The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Silhouette with a special play of light
In the side view, elaborately sculptured surfaces create a unique play of light. The designers, on the other hand, have reduced the lines to a minimum. This makes the so-called catwalk line, i.e. the shoulder line, all the more prominent. In the Estate, the progressive roof line in combination with the sloping rear window underscores a sportiness without functional restrictions. Other features of the sporty, confident appearance are the wide track and the flush wheels (in 17- to 19-inch sizes) with modern designs. The brand-typical radiator grille characterizes the front. All models have a central star, but the design and character of the grille differ in detail. The base model, for example, has a central star with louvers. The Avantgarde model has decorative elements in the louvers and chrome frames around the radiator grille and apron. The distinguishing feature of the AMG Line is the diamond grille with star design in chrome. The design of the rear end is typical of a Mercedes-Benz sedan. At the same time, the high-quality combination rear lamps fascinate with their unmistakable day and night design. For the first time in the C-Class, the lights in the sedan are in two parts, with the lighting functions divided between the sidewall and rear deck lights. Thanks to the precisely designed interior, the claim to special value is also reflected in the details. Optional or line-dependent trim elements in the rear bumper round off the rear view attractively. Three new paint finishes - spectral blue, high-tech silver and opalith white - complete the color palette.
Fisker Inc., creator of the world's most sustainable electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions, today debuted its Fisker Ocean all-electric SUV to the European market at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The five-passenger Fisker Ocean Sport features a range of 275 miles (WLTP estimate) with a starting price of £34,990 in the UK (incl. VAT, excluding subsidies). The top trim Fisker Ocean Extreme travels 390 miles (WLTP estimate) on a single charge with dual-motor AWD, three driving modes and a host of first-to-market safety features.
The new 2.0-litre four-cylinder P400e plug-in hybrid offers a smooth and refined drive, producing a combined 404PS and 640Nm of torque from its 300PS petrol engine and 105kW electric motor, with an impressive 0-60mph in 5.1 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds). A 17.1kWh lithium-ion battery, located under the boot floor, can be charged to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes†† using a fast DC charge point, or 1 hour 40 minutes using a standard 7kW wallbox. With zero tailpipe emissions in electric mode, an impressive real-world all-electric range of 53km (33 miles), fuel economy of up to 2.2 litres/100km (130.2mpg) and CO2 emissions from just 49g/km, the Range Rover Velar is now even more sustainable by design.