For seven generations, the Volkswagen Jetta has delivered a compelling mix of European handling and style in a four-door sedan package that’s been popular worldwide, with roughly 18 million sold globally and 3.2 million sold in the United States. As the newest Jetta arrives this year, we took a look back at the evolution of the Jetta over the decades. Born from the demand for a Golf-sized model with a trunk, the original Jetta was introduced to American audiences in 1979 as a 1980 model. Assembled at the Wolfsburg factory in Germany, the Jetta offered drivers 76 horsepower and upscale styling for the subcompact sedan segment. In an era of frugality, the Jetta came across as slightly more luxurious than the Rabbit, with features such as optional automatic transmission and full carpeting.
The Audi e-tron GT - Interior - sporty and luxuriously comfortable
A hallmark of sporty Audi models and especially the e-tron GT is the strong driver focus of the interior, which is inspired by the "monoposto" idea. The central dashboard is slightly tilted to the left, the strongly three-dimensionally shaped instrument panel appears light and slim. Its upper section is drawn away from the driver as a large, elegant arc. The display of the Audi virtual cockpit plus is free-standing in this space, while the MMI touch monitor is set into a black piano lacquer panel that appears to float above the instrument panel. In its right-hand section it bears a lasered and backlit "e-tron" badge if the ambient light package plus (standard in the RS model) is on board. A bold contour separates the upper section of the instrument panel from the lower one, which houses the control panel of the standard three-zone automatic climate control system. The flat side air vents have a decidedly technical look and emphasize the interior's broad appeal; aluminum clasps frame their ends. Under the windshield, a long arc extends from door to door. The design of the sporty front door panels visually flows in a straight line into the front fender edges. The driver and front passenger sit sportily low, separated from each other by a wide center console. The compact gear selector is located on the center tunnel console. Its slim design emphasizes the airy feeling of space and conveys a highly precise haptic operating experience. The rear seats also offer space for adults. The uncompromisingly high quality of the materials and their workmanship is testimony to the attention to detail with which Audi develops and builds cars.
The exclave of the Emirate of Dubai is located approximately 100 kilometres south-east of the city of Dubai in the Hajar mountains on the border to Oman. One characteristic feature of the region surrounding Hatta is above all bends, bends, and more bends. The ideal terrain for the new Chiron Pur Sport and Andy Wallace. The Bugatti engineers developed the new Chiron Pur Sport uncompromisingly for lateral dynamics – thereby expanding the range with a road-legal hyper sports car that offers outstanding driving characteristics. These include maximum agility, handling and driving performance. Ideal for fast cornering.
The new Maserati Grecale SUV is “The Everyday Exceptional”. Grecale strikes the right balance between versatility, elegance, performance and innovation, guaranteeing performance, comfort and safety, all at the same time. These features are combined with off-road capabilities and uncompromising driving pleasure. Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, the new SUV is produced at the Cassino plant. Grecale is a range within the range, the Trident brand’s fullest ever. An extremely wide range of engines is available: conventional internal combustion, hybrid and, in a year’s time, Grecale will also be the first full-electric SUV in Maserati history. Three versions will be rolled out at launch: GT, powered by a four-cylinder mild hybrid engine capable of delivering 300 hp; Modena, with a four-cylinder 330-hp mild hybrid engine; and the powerful Trofeo, equipped with a high-performance 3.0L 530-hp petrol V6 based on the Nettuno engine fitted to the MC20.