SEAT is refreshing its successful Ateca with the introduction of the 2020 version. The revamped vehicle will build on its compact SUV attributes, adding a refreshed and more emotional appearance both inside and outside, a fully connected user experience, improved levels of safety and comfort and increased efficiency. When it was first launched, the SEAT Ateca brought a new dimension to the compact SUV market; it was the perfect match for urban life, offering a spacious, practical and versatile SUV with a unique style. And its clear character, emotional design and dynamic personality has been added into the new version.
2022 Hyundai Kona Highlights
With the facelift, a 10.25-inch digital cockpit moves into the Hyundai Kona Electric for the first time. In the Kona Hybrid, it is standard equipment from the Trend equipment line. In the higher trim levels, it can be optionally supplemented with an equally large navigation touchscreen in the center of the dashboard (standard in the Kona Electric Prime package). The Bluelink® telematics system now offers additional functions such as "Connected Routing", "Last Mile Navigation" and the creation of multiple user profiles. Hyundai has also expanded the SmartSense comfort and safety features on the Kona Hybrid and Kona Electric. While a modern 1.6-liter GDI Kappa gasoline four-cylinder combined with a permanent magnet electric motor provides a system output of 104 kW/141 hp in the Kona Hybrid, customers can choose from two battery-electric powertrains in the Kona Electric. The Kona Electric with a 39.2 kWh battery has a 100 kW/136 hp electric motor and enables a range of 305 kilometers (according to the WLTP standard). In the version with a 64 kWh high-performance battery and 150 kW/204 hp electric motor, the range is even 484 kilometers (according to the WLTP standard).
Celebrating its world premiere on April 19th, the new EQS SUV will be the first all-electric luxury SUV and the third model based on Mercedes-Benz’s dedicated electric vehicle architecture. With a luxurious interior it is set to redefine an entire segment. Its interior combines the progressive design, refinement and comfort that customers love about the EQS sedan with the space and versatility of the popular large-SUV concept. The look-and-feel is a sumptuous fusion of digital luxury and innovative new trim elements, while the so-called “purpose design” of the electric-vehicle architecture delivers exceptionally generous SUV interior dimensions. Paired with the optional third-row seating and electrically adjustable second row, this offers a level of flexibility to fit the full breadth of customer needs with luxury and style. The interior design pursues a consistent vision of digitalisation, expressed most impressively by the optional MBUX Hyperscreen, first launched in the EQS sedan. This 56-inch curved screen sweeps nearly the entire width of the vehicle cabin. The MBUX Hyperscreen includes the instrument cluster, infotainment and passenger display in a seamless design. This blends perfectly with the extreme proportions of the band above it incorporating the distinctive air-conditioning vents, and the seemingly free-floating centre console below.
The lines between living space and moving space are being blurred. Activities that people wish to conduct in the car is evolving and getting much more diverse and complex. The goal of Hyundai designers is to develop cars that are safer and smarter, going above and beyond people’s expectations. It’s what good design should be: to be progressive, to be innovative, and to be proactive caring.