Lucas di Grassi on the longitudinal dynamics (acceleration and braking) of the Audi RS e-tron GT prototype.
The new ŠKODA FABIA proves itself in demanding load tests
ŠKODA engineers are putting the finishing touches on the fourth FABIA generation. They simulate different driving situations, put the new small car through its paces and trim it on a secret test track and with the help of computer simulations for the best driving safety, optimal aerodynamics and maximum driving comfort. ŠKODA AUTO has further improved the active and passive safety of the new FABIA and expanded the range of available assistance systems and connectivity services. The safety and comfort features of the new FABIA also include assistance systems that were previously reserved for higher vehicle classes. Thanks to numerous ingenious aerodynamic details, fuel consumption and emissions have fallen significantly compared to the predecessor. The drag coefficient has also been reduced from 0.32 to 0.28, making the FABIA the new record in the small car segment
ŠKODA AUTO reveals further details of the new FABIA and gives a first impression of the interior of the fourth model generation in an official design sketch. Based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Toolkit MQB-A0, the interior of the popular small car offers even more room, an enhanced sense of spaciousness and fresh colours. Technologies from higher vehicle classes have also been incorporated. The Czech car manufacturer is systematically refining the interior concept already implemented in the current ŠKODA OCTAVIA by introducing new details in the FABIA.
Creating an iconic vehicle to set the tone for a luxury automaker is no simple task. The first-generation LS debuted in 1989 with this monumental goal to help shape the brand. It built the foundation of Lexus with the high praise earned by its exceptional quietness and comfort. Chief Branding Officer and Master Driver Akio Toyoda positions the LS―in all its generations―as “a model that gives rise to transformation through the spirit of constant innovation and by providing new technologies and value for the times.” The 2021 Lexus LS looks to build on the success of the all-new LS that launched in 2018, adding additional refinement and technology to an already strong dynamic package. The LS, like all Lexus vehicles, relies on core principals of the brand such as Takumi craftsmanship, or a meticulous artisanship to its construction, and Omotenashi, an anticipatory hospitality that caters to a guest’s needs before they need them. The new LS will also incorporate a new philosophical change to its design known as the Lexus Driving Signature, which looks to set a new standard for vehicle development and refinement moving forward.