The Qashqai, which is regarded as a pioneer in the crossover segment, is once again setting standards: the compact bestseller is the first Nissan model in Europe to feature the unique e-POWER drive. The system, which was developed independently by the company, offers the advantages of purely electric driving without having to worry about range and long charging times. In contrast to conventional hybrid vehicles, the electric motor, which responds immediately and linearly, always drives the wheels. The energy is supplied by a battery, which a small combustion engine charges while driving.
Hyundai’s Dynamic Voice Recognition System
Learn about Hyundai’s journey to develop their Dynamic Voice Recognition system for select models of the all-new 2021 Elantra and Elantra Hybrid in North America. Powered by Houndify, the Dynamic Voice Recognition system makes the driving experience safer, easier, and more convenient by providing drivers with access to cloud-based information from hundreds of knowledge domains, all hands-free.
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.
The Maserati New Era opens with a spectacular event, unique of its kind, unlike anything previously seen in the automotive industry. This evening the lights of the world mobility stage went up on the Trident Brand and “MMXX: Time to be Audacious” marked the beginning of a new phase in the Brand’s history. It is a new dawn, reinforced by the World Première of the MC20 supercar. “We’re proud to inaugurate our new Era, but even prouder of the mood you can feel in the air at the Modena Circuit this evening,” Davide Grasso, Maserati CEO, underlined. “For our Brand, this is a time to build: the time to be forward-looking and construct our future.” We are laying the foundation stone of our tomorrow and we are doing it together, guided by our passion, unique in our design and innovative by nature,” Mr Grasso continued. The event took place at the Modena Circuit, because Modena, Maserati’s Home for over 80 years, is also the heart of Italy’s Motor Valley and the epicentre of passion, love of automotive excellence and performance.