Hyundai impresses with three new models in this publication, the all-electric IONIQ 5 and TUCSON, gaining 5-star ratings and Hyundai Bayon achieving 4 stars. Although the TUCSON only just clears the hurdle in Safety Assist to get into five-star territory, both IONIQ 5 and TUCSON display good all-round safety. The crossover SUV Bayon, fighting its way into an already overcrowded and highly competitive segment, lacks the centre airbag that is standard in IONIQ 5 and TUSCON. Nevertheless, the Bayon comes with robust crash protection and crash-avoidance features which help to secure it a creditable four-star rating.
The Audi e-tron GT - battery and thermal management
Lithium-ion battery with 85 kWh net energy content (93 kWh gross) and 800-volt voltage position; 396 pouch cells in 33 modules AC charging as standard with 11 kW power, shortly after market launch also optional with 22 kW; DC charging as standard with up to 270 kW power Range with one charge up to 487 km in WLTP (Audi e-tron GT quattro); very short charging times: only five minutes for about 100 kilometers driving distance Elaborate thermal management with four cooling circuits; efficient heat pump standard; preconditioning for fast DC charging on the road e-tron Charging Service with about 200. 000 charging points in Europe and attractive rates
Performance enthusiasts looking to add a new 710-horsepower 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat three-row SUV to their family will be able to order one starting tomorrow, Fri., Nov. 6. The most powerful SUV ever is exclusively available for the 2021 model year and comes with a starting U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $80,995. The 2021 Dodge Durango model lineup delivers more performance than ever with six distinct models – SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T, SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat. Ranging from efficient V-6 power to the unrivaled performance of the 710-horsepower Durango SRT Hellcat, there is an option for every modern muscle-car performance enthusiast with a family. The 2021 Durango’s aggressive exterior features a new front fascia, LED low/high projector headlamps, LED daytime running lamp (DRL) signatures, grille, rear spoiler and wheels. On the inside, an all-new, performance-inspired, driver-oriented cockpit, including a new instrument panel, five-times-faster Uconnect 5 with the available largest-in-class 10.1-inch touchscreen, center console and front door uppers, drives Durango’s interior refresh for the 2021 model year. With all of the updates, the interior feels much wider, high-tech and more refined than the outgoing model.
CUPRA is revealing its exciting plans for the future, with new heroes for a new era. Returning to where it all began four years ago, in Terramar, Sitges, to host the beginning of the next chapter. To date, the brand has delivered close to 200,000 units while its turnover has grown from 430 million euros in 2018 to almost 2.2 billion euros in 2021, far beyond all expectations. And this year, CUPRA intends to double its sales, turnover, and global network of CUPRA Masters and CUPRA City Garages.