The LC 500 Convertible may be based in part on the LC 500 coupe, but it is no mere crop-topped replica. Considerable driving evaluation and analysis went into crafting unique driving qualities that give the vehicle its own athletic identity to offer impressive performance that remains true to its convertible design. Enhancing structural rigidity was high on the list of objectives. Engineers went to work crafting an all-new torsion box at the rear, which, when paired with a new suspension tower brace and V-brace, help provide enhanced rigidity, handling stability and linear responsiveness. Chassis rigidity is further enhanced with the relocation of various structural braces, which includes additional gusseting at the bottom of both the A and B pillars. Laser Screw Welding and the use of high-tensile-strength steel through the structure also aids in chassis reinforcement. Careful attention was given to the LC Convertible’s suspension, which is tuned specifically to complement the subtle changes in weight between the coupe and convertible. From its dampers and coils, to its bushings and the unique Yamaha Performance damper placed transversely at the rear, the Convertible’s specially-designed components are designed to help ensure comfortable, yet sharp, road-going performance. A reduction of un-sprung weight in the front suspension improves the overall stroke, and weight is also reduced in the rear with the use of lightweight die-cast aluminum for the construction of the suspension tower brace.
Powerful and progressive – the Audi Q5 Sportback
Elegant and practical, progressive and sporty: the Q5 Sportback. Audi presents its third crossover utility vehicle (CUV) following the e-tron Sportback and Q3 Sportback.
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.
The exterior design of the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer brings lifestyle attributes and aesthetic sophistication together into a modern crossover character profile. The clean, reduced surface treatment exudes sporting prowess and assured presence. At the front end of the car, these qualities are expressed most prominently by the striking BMW kidney grille, with its increased dimensions, and the slim contours of the headlights. The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer comes as standard with full-LED headlights. Adaptive LED Headlights with cornering light function, non-dazzling matrix high beam, urban lights, a motorway beam pattern and bad weather light are on the options list. Much more heavily raked A-pillars compared to the predecessor model, a stretched side window graphic, flush-fitting door handles and slim C-pillars also play their part in the new car’s dynamic silhouette. The newly designed door shoulders around the A-pillars create much improved all-round visibility. With its broad shoulders and slim LED light units, the rear of the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer cuts a particularly muscular figure. The exhaust tailpipes are integrated into the rear apron out of sight on all model variants. Depending on the model variant, 16-inch or 17-inch light-alloy wheels are fitted as standard. Light-alloy wheels up to 19 inches in size are available as an option. The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer can also be ordered in Luxury Line trim or with an M Sport package as alternatives to basic specification. Two non-metallic and nine metallic paint finishes are available for the exterior.