The BMW Group is launching production of battery components at its plants in Leipzig and Regensburg and expanding its e-drive production network. It has been less than a year since the decision was made to expand production capacity for e-drives in Germany. BMW Group Plant Leipzig will launch series production of battery modules on Monday, 3 May 2021, while BMW Group Plant Regensburg began coating battery cells for high-voltage batteries in April 2021. High-voltage batteries will also be produced in Regensburg from 2022.
The new Nissan Qashqai - Intelligent LED headlights
Since its launch in 2014, the current Qashqai has featured LED headlights in the higher trim levels; in the top version, they follow the driver's steering angle and illuminate the road with unprecedented clarity thanks to their powerful projectors. An advanced lighting system has been developed for the new generation model that automatically adapts to road conditions and other road users. The headlamp units consist of twelve individual elements that can be deactivated separately when an oncoming vehicle is detected. As a result, the headlights continuously provide a brighter, wider and wider field of light, but can influence the shape of the light beam so that oncoming road users are not dazzled.
Introduced on the market since 1995, the Outback with the MY21 has now reached its sixth generation and constant development has led it to transform this model from a station-wagon into a crossover-SUV, perfectly in line with the tastes evolution of International customers. Subaru’s technicians, designers and marketing experts, worked to create a vehicle that could led their customers in their daily lives and could be consistent with their lifestyle. An excellent dynamism, guaranteed by the Subaru Symmetrical AWD transmission and the Boxer engine, space and comfort on board and with an external image well representative of these functions. The new 2021 Subaru Outback it’s a “container” where aesthetics are indissolubly combined with the “substance” of the most advanced technologies, able to guarantee the highest standards both in terms of drivability and active, passive and preventive safety. The sensations it transmit to the driver stimulate his curiosity, encouraging him to broaden his horizons to explore new itineraries.
The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) replaces the outgoing Sedona to become a multifaceted and unexpected companion. Staking claim on the unoccupied space between SUV and family hauler, the Carnival arrives with a new name and is the first vehicle to be sold in the U.S. with Kia’s new logo proudly displayed on its sculpted hood. It pushes the boundaries on expected fronts in much the same way the Kia K5 did to redefine what a midsize sedan should be. Penned at Kia’s California design studio, the Carnival wears a bold and boxy appearance and conveys the visual language found on the brand’s recent and highly successful line of rugged utility vehicles - Telluride, Sorento, and Seltos. Inside, the three-row seven- or eight-passenger MPV delivers a premium level of refinement, savvy technology, and flexibility. And with best-in-class passenger room and best-in-class cargo room there is enough space to accommodate people, playthings, or plywood, depending on the day’s errands…or adventures. The Carnival is motivated by a 3.5-liter V6 engine making a best-in-class 290 horsepower. This powertrain provides up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity for confident trailer, boat, or camper excursions. And that confidence is amplified by an expansive roster of standard Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)1. Together, these elements make Carnival an exceptional combination of modern design, capability, safety and luxury.