The 2021 Mazda CX-5 features upgraded Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology for greater convenience, peace of mind and safety, and engine and transmission updates for a more responsive driving experience and reductions in CO2 emissions. The upgraded HMI system combines a new, faster, clearer 10.25-inch centre display and even more intuitive Commander control operation with an expanded range of Connected Services operable by the latest MyMazda App. Numerous convenience and peace-of-mind functions include Remote Door Locking, a Vehicle Finder, the remote pre-programming of multiple navigation destinations, a Vehicle Health Report, dealership contact and service booking request, Roadside Assistance, and a Security Alert. Several powertrain improvements result in a better, more environmentally-friendly driving experience. These include optimised accelerator pedal operation for better vehicle response and control, improved engine response to throttle inputs, enhanced responsiveness of the six-speed automatic transmission and reductions in CO2 emissions. In addition, the 135 kW/184 PS Skyactiv-D 2.2 diesel engine is now offered with front-wheel drive for the first time.
The Mercedes EQA - Progressive Luxury
Numerous references to the electric character characterize the interior of the EQA. Depending on the equipment line, these include a novel backlit trim piece and rose gold-colored elements on the air vents, seats and vehicle key. The special Edition 1 model also features perforated leather seats through which blue fabric shines. The instruments with electric-specific gauges echo the color concept with rose gold and blue accents.
The new model line’s assistance systems perfect ease of driving and safety. Included as standard in the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo is the ‘Car2X’ local warning system, which utilises signals from other vehicles and the transport infrastructure to spot hazards in real time. Also included as standard: the ‘Front Assist’ emergency braking function and, in the MPV, the ‘Lane Assist’ lane-keeping assistant. With new software, new assistance functions are also making their way into the ID. family. Available as an option is ‘Travel Assist with swarm data’, which facilitates partially automated driving across the entire speed range and, for the first time, assisted lane-changing on the motorway. Also new: the ‘Memory Function’ for automated parking on a previously saved route.
The seventh season of Formula E, the first as an official FIA World Championship, sees Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler taking part with the Audi e-tron FE07. The latest fully-electric race car from the brand with the four rings boasts a new in-house-developed motor-generator unit, called the Audi MGU05.