In its latest guise, the Civic embodies a new, progressive ‘exhilarating‘ approach to design. Coupled with Honda’s ‘Man-Maximum, Machine-Minimum’ (M/M) development principle, this joint approach has shaped all aspects of the Civic’s design and development. The all-new Civic features a sleek and sporty silhouette, which has been achieved through lowering the bonnet line 25mm over the previous generation, whilst the glass area has been increased to create a light and airy interior. To exude a refined, premium feeling, cleaner, noiseless, surfacing has been applied, with more defined belt and feature lines highlighting key details. The lower feature line enhances the assured stature of the vehicle, as well as giving improved visibility from the rear seats. In comparison to the previous generation Civic, the base of the A-pillar has been positioned further back to align with the centre of the front wheels, this gives the car a more balanced proportion in profile as well as a wider, more assured stance from all angles. The highest point of the roofline has been placed further forward than the previous Civic, with a gentle slope to the tailgate creating a sleek, fast-back style look.
The Range Rover Evoque - The engine
"Since the spring, that very P300e has been part of the drive range of the globally successful Range Rover Evoque. Now Land Rover is making the engine selection more modern and larger once again. Two further developed 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesels from the latest Ingenium generation have found their way under the hood - both diesel engines are equipped with mild hybrid technology (MHEV). This comprises a belt starter generator and a battery unit so that energy normally lost during braking or deceleration can be fed back to the 48-volt battery. Thanks to recuperation, more power is available, for example for overtaking, while consumption is reduced. The Evoque's two new MHEV diesels are available with 120 kW (163 hp) or 150 kW (204 hp) - more powerful than the previously installed units, but at the same time with even better values for CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. The D165 emits 131 grams of CO2 per kilometer, while the combined standard consumption is 5.0 liters per 100 kilometers. Also new in the 2021 Evoque model year is the 1.5-liter Ingenium three-cylinder gasoline engine, which was previously available as part of the P300e plug-in powertrain package and can now also be ordered as the sole source of propulsion. Classified as the P160, the engine provides 118 kW (160 hp) of maximum torque of 260 Nm. The lightweight powerplant, which is offered with front-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, impresses with a successful balance of performance and efficiency. CO2 emissions from the 1.5-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine are 152 g/km, while combined standard consumption is 6.6 liters per 100 kilometers."
Volkswagen is once again speeding up the transformation to electric mobility with its ACCELERATE strategy, making sustainable mobility accessible to even more people by 2025, a whole two years earlier than originally planned, Volkswagen will launch an ID. family model for the small car segment. It will cost approximately 20,000 euros. The ID. LIFE concept car, which was presented at the International Motor Show IAA MOBILITY 2021 in Munich, gives an impression of how a vehicle of this type would look. The vision of a fully electric small car for the urban environment is centred around people and communal experiences. The concept car combines sustainability and digitalisation with extremely flexible usage: the ID. LIFE can become a mini cinema or a gaming centre, for instance, or simply be used for relaxing in the open air.
The new BMW M3 Competition Sedan and the new BMW M4 Competition Coupé will be presented for the first time. With these two high-performance models in the premium mid-range segment, the hallmark M combination of racetrack-oriented performance and superior suitability for everyday use reaches a level never before attained. Their world premiere in Beijing underlines the growing importance of the Chinese automobile market for the BMW M GmbH product range. The new BMW M3 Competition Sedan and the new BMW M4 Competition Coupé are powered by an in-line 6-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and high-revving characteristics, mobilising a maximum output of 375 kW/510 hp and delivering a maximum torque of 650 Nm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. Both models accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds each.