As well as its wide range of uses, the MINI Vision Urbanaut also focuses on sustainability – and this can be seen and experienced directly in various aspects of the vehicle. The starting point for the concept was the “Clever Use of Space” for which MINI is renowned; i.e. it offers maximum space on the smallest possible footprint. Although the MINI Vision Urbanaut is only 4.46 m in length, its height allows it to provide an interior space that can be used in many different ways and offers a whole new ease of movement inside the car. The electric drive system ensures locally emission-free mobility. And another aspect is the scope for using the vehicle for purposes beyond mobility. Indeed, the MINI Vision Urbanaut also creates an urban space for people when it’s standing still, significantly increasing the amount of time they will want to use the vehicle or just hang out in it. The MINI Vision Urbanaut also sets out to use resources responsibly. To this end, from the beginning of the concept phase the team focused on consistently reducing the number of components and avoiding unnecessary use of materials. This has been achieved by developments including clever dual-functionality for the dashboard (it can turn into a daybed) and the debut appearance of a circular OLED centre display – which recasts itself as a stylish lamp in the Chill moment – above the table. Maximising length of use by ensuring materials can be replaced is likewise a priority. Changeable covers are a good example of how this can be achieved. In addition, the interior has been created without the use of chrome or leather, an approach that will also be rolled out in the next MINI model generation.
Fiat SPORT - with the unmistakable look
The respective top models of the series bear the designation SPORT. With their exclusive design, they stand out from the crowd. The Fiat 500 SPORT, for example, is available in the striking body colors matt gray and Portofino green. Other standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, a central instrument panel in the form of a TFT monitor with a seven-inch diagonal, automatic climate control, a dashboard inlay in titanium gray with red "500" lettering and fog lights. The new Fiat 500L SPORT impresses with 17-inch alloy wheels and the "Autonomous City Emergency Brake Assist" safety feature. Other standard features include an auto-dimming interior mirror and black cloth seats with vinyl inserts and red decorative stitching, tinted rear windows and LED entrance lighting.
"Stellantis Spotlight" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week of February 26, 2021, include seven vehicles winning Car and Driver Editors' Choice honors, Ram earning a 2021 Top Safety Pick rating from IIHS, Jeep® Performance Parts from Mopar introducing new half doors for the iconic Jeep Wrangler and the pricing of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392.
In the 1920s and 1930s, Maybach became an expression of character and social position, and the epitome of technical and craftsmanship refinement – in short, custom-made luxury. From then on, kings, industrialists and artists were chauffeured in the stately limousines and majestic Pullman saloons, and travelled the world in chic coupés, cabriolets and roadsters. Every Maybach model is uniquely equipped. Precision meets glamour. An Indian maharajah even had his limousine decorated with gold and rubies in 1928. After the death of Karl Maybach in 1960, Daimler-Benz AG took over Maybach Motorenbau GmbH In 2002, MAYBACH was revived as an independent brand: until the beginning of 2013, legendary vehicles like the Maybach 57 and Maybach 62 as well as the Maybach 62 Landaulet were delivered to customers all over the world. Again, automotive excellence was the driving force for engineers, designers and customers alike.