Fiat and Google come together in an exclusive collaboration, known as 500 Hey Google. It is the new special series of the New 500 Family, where Google Assistant technology meets the 500 and its world of coolness, design and iconic style for the first time ever. This has resulted in the creation of the special series that, thanks to the integration of Mopar® Connect services with Google Assistant in the "My Fiat" Action, enables customers to connect to their car even when they are away from it. Using their own voice, the owner can request and receive information on the car and to interact with it. They can do so via their smartphone or the Google Nest Hub, the smart display bundled with the Welcome Kit received when purchasing a car from 500 Family Hey Google, for user-friendly and innovative connectivity that can make what we do every day even easier.
Euro NCAP - five stars for the CUPRA Formentor
The CUPRA Formentor has been awarded five stars by the European safety organization Euro NCAP. This is the first time a CUPRA vehicle has been subjected to the Euro NCAP test procedure. For CUPRA as an independent brand, this represents a milestone in the company's still young history - especially as stricter requirements have to be met this year. The CUPRA Formentor had to undergo various revised tests, including the new frontal crash test with moving barrier. The new test replaces the previous "frontal impact with a deformable, offset obstacle" scenario and evaluates not only the protection of the vehicle's occupants, but also what contribution the vehicle's front crumple zone makes to that protection. Euro NCAP has also tightened up the side impact test. The barrier hitting the side of the test vehicle is now heavier and faster. In addition, there is the newly introduced test of the effects of a side impact on the averted side, which allows a better assessment of the interaction between the driver and front passenger. The requirements for receiving the top rating of five stars have thus been significantly increased.
The new HR-V e: HEV, which will be marketed exclusively equipped with hybrid technology, is set to be a benchmark in the competitive B-SUV segment. Exceptional efficiency, attractive design and superior functionality make the HR-V a car designed to meet the needs of today's consumer. The HR-V stands out on the outside for a premium coupe-style SUV design, while on the inside it offers great breadth and space. All this complemented by the e: HEV hybrid technology of two electric motors connected to a 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine that offers a power of 96 kW (131 hp) and a maximum torque of 253 Nm at 4,500 rpm. The new HR-V is also equipped with the Honda SENSING ™ system, and includes a host of advanced safety technologies and class-leading driver assistance.