The MINI brand is using #NEXTGen to present, in a world exclusive, the MINI Vision Urbanaut – an all-new interpretation of a vision of space. This digital vision vehicle offers more interior space and versatility than ever before, but still on a minimal footprint. "The MINI brand has always stood for 'Clever Use of Space'. In the MINI Vision Urbanaut, we extend private space far into the public realm, creating completely new and enriching experiences," explains Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group Design.
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Standard Rear Occupant Alert (door logic based) is newly added. For added convenience, 8-inch display equipped vehicles now come with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard (previously wired only). Smart Key equipped vehicles now feature the new Remote Engine Start. Navigation equipped vehicles receive MapCare program with 10 years of complimentary map updates. Niro also expands its DriveWise Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)3 to feature Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control and Curve (NSCC-C) on vehicles with Navigation and Smart Cruise Control.
The CUPRA Formentor continues to increase its mechanical offer. Thus, the latest generation 1.5 TSI petrol block with 150 hp (110 kW) and 250 Nm of torque is available, with a six-speed manual gearbox, or a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic. This access version is offered with a very extensive list of standard equipment, among which it is worth highlighting the integrated technology in terms of connectivity and security. Its starting price, without discounts applied, is 31,670 euros for the manual version, and 33,870 euros with DSG change. This SUV coupe is the first vehicle designed and developed from scratch by the CUPRA brand, and is manufactured at the Martorell plant. It combines the brand's own DNA, with a captivating design out of the ordinary, a spacious and welcoming interior for the driver and passengers, and cutting-edge technologies not only for the sake of safety and connectivity, but also in terms of comfort. and dynamism, a section in which it also stands out for offering impressive road performance, more typical of a sports compact than an SUV.
With Polestar’s state-of-the-art production facility in Chengdu, China, where the Polestar 1 is produced, Polestar guides the industry towards a more sustainable future. The Polestar Production Centre is the only automobile plant in China to have earned Gold status in the globally recognised Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, making it one of the most environmentally responsible car factories in the country. LEED , measures environmental performance in building design, construction and use. Designed by celebrated Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, the facility embodies the next level of automotive manufacturing, focusing on energy-efficient buildings, efficient land usage, as well as employee wellbeing. As a result of a newly signed supply contract, the factory runs on 100% renewable electricity. Around 65% of the electricity supplied is now hydroelectric, while the remainder comes from solar, wind and other renewable sources. It is one of the latest concrete steps toward Polestar’s goal of becoming climate neutral.