The quintessential ES luxury sedan is receiving a refresh for 2022 with numerous multimedia, safety, and style updates, as well as the introduction of a new Dymamic Handling Package (DHP) on the F SPORT gas model. All ES models receive updated multimedia functionality for more intuitive control, as well as an upgrade to Lexus Safety System+2.5, which adds Intersection Turning Assist and Emergency Steering Assist to the Pre-Collision System. As new Lexus models launch with Lexus Driving Signature, the new ES also adds additional performance enhancements and a new F SPORT strategy focusing on style and performance. With the added variety, the ES Family continues to offer Lexus guests choices to fit their diverse interestes and lifestyles.
New 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric N Line Highlights
Hyundai today unveiled details of its significantly redesigned and enhanced 2022 Kona and Kona Electric SUVs for the United States market. The new Kona receives a variety of updates based on research carried out in the US market. The fresh design, which includes an all-new sports model of the N Line, presents a very dynamic appearance. An enhanced lineup of powertrains provides both sporty and eco-friendly options to satisfy a wide variety of buyers, while enhanced connectivity and convenience components deliver an ownership experience. even more satisfying for customers. The safety aspect has also been enhanced with generous new active and passive safety components. The Kona 2022 gasoline SUVs and the Kona Electric 2022 are manufactured at the Ulsan plant in South Korea, and will be arriving in our country in the spring. The Kona plays a key role in Hyundai's broader electrification strategy, combining electrified powertrains with a sleek compact SUV body configuration. In fact, the Kona was Hyundai's first SUV available in America with a fully electrified powertrain.
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.
Development laboratories at Volkswagen in Salzgitter - Next Generation battery cells - Analytical Lab
Volkswagen Group Components has opened one of the most modern laboratories for cell research and development in Europe in Salzgitter, Germany. Thus, the global Volkswagen Group is further expanding its expertise in battery technology and taking the next step towards developing and producing its own battery cells for electric vehicles. From 2025 onwards, the Volkswagen unified cell is scheduled to roll off the production line in Salzgitter. In the future, around 250 experts will conduct research in the areas of cell development, analytics and testing in a total of four laboratories. The Group is investing some 70 million euros in the facilities. The new unified cell for the volume segment is scheduled to roll off the production line at the Gigafactory in Salzgitter from 2025. By 2030, the Volkswagen Group plans to operate six cell factories in Europe together with partners with a production capacity of 240 GWh. Prospectively, cells with an annual capacity of 40 GWh could be produced in Salzgitter. The new unified cell is expected to unlock synergies and reduce battery costs by up to 50 percent.