As part of a game-changing collaboration with Amazon, MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) today revealed the all-new 2022 OUTLANDER crossover SUV via livestream, the first vehicle to ever debut on Amazon Live.2 All-new from the wheels up, the 2022 Outlander features a new design direction for both this vehicle and the brand, plus the premium quality, rugged performance and innovative technology expected of a Mitsubishi Motors vehicle. The flagship of the Mitsubishi Motors line, it is reimagined and reinvented in every way, and is the best-equipped, most thoughtfully engineered vehicle the company has ever developed. Outlander gears up for sale in North America first in April 2021, with other global markets to follow. With a U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price starting at $25,795, the all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander delivers the equipment, quality and lasting value that Mitsubishi customers have come to expect of the brand. Full pricing and packaging details will be made available at a later date.
New Kia Sorento is World Women's Car of the Year 2021
Kia triumphs again in the vote for the World Women's Cars: The new Kia Sorento was named "Women's World Car of the Year 2021" in the "Large SUV" category. The Korean brand was already successful in the previous "WWCOTY" award, which took place at the end of 2019, and provided two winners with the XCeed ("Urban Car") and the e-Soul ("Green Car"). Launched in 2010 by New Zealand journalist Sandy Myhre, the competition evaluates new models according to set criteria that guide consumers. This year, 50 female motor journalists from 38 countries and five continents make up the all-female jury of experts. They determine the overall winner, who will be announced on March 8, in a final vote in which the winners of a total of nine competition categories are put to the vote. In the large SUV class, the Sorento was shortlisted together with two competitors. There it prevailed with outstanding ratings in the areas of safety, quality, price, design, driving dynamics and environmental compatibility. The fourth generation of Kia's flagship model features a new SUV platform from the brand tailored to the integration of electric drives. Among other options, the Sorento is available as a plug-in hybrid gasoline engine with 195 kW (265 hp) total output and an electric range of 68 kilometers (combined, according to NEDC). The new platform and longer wheelbase also make it one of the most spacious and variable SUVs with three rows of seats (third row optional).
The possible uses of game technology and virtual reality applications are manifold in the automotive sector. The BMW Group, the first automotive company together with Epic Games to define and structure an enterprise licence for the industrial use of Unreal Engine, designed a self-developed mixed reality system. This is consistently used and expanded in vehicle development. The BMW iX is the first car that has been developed using the game engine we modified for our purposes. BMW’s use of Unreal Engine is invaluable, especially in the strategic innovation fields. You can very quickly create 3D renderings, for example, that take account of light effects and light reflections on different materials, among other things. But most importantly, it allows the functional and user experience to be brought to life and implemented in real time at a very early development stage. These advantages led to the early development of the technology into a global platform.
With a sharpened design, the modernised CLS will arrive in European dealerships in August 2021. The front end in particular, with new radiator grilles and bumpers, expresses the dynamism of the four-door coupé even more strongly. At the same time, the interior has been upgraded with additional leather and trim combinations as well as a new-generation steering wheel. A latest-generation diesel with integrated starter-generator expands the model range. A strictly limited special model of the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ (combined fuel consumption 9.0-8.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 206-199 g/km) forms the sportily exclusive spearhead. Thanks to a comprehensive update last summer, with upgrades to the driving assistance systems, the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) multimedia system and ENERGIZING Comfort, the CLS was already up-to-date technologically.