After a first episode devoted to the reinterpretation of the cult look of the original R5, we take another look backstage at Renault Design. In the spotlight, François Leboine, Director of Design Concept and Show-Cars at Renault. He explains how to succeed in the retro-futuristic exercise carried out on the Renault 5 Prototype, building a bridge between past and present.
Kia reveals EV6 and a new design philosophy - Design Philosophy
EV6 was designed under the brand’s new design philosophy ‘Opposites United’, which takes inspiration from the contrasts found in nature and humanity. At the center of the design philosophy is a new visual identity evoking positive forces and natural energy, with contrasting combinations of sharp stylistic elements and sculptural shapes. Boasting a distinctive crossover-inspired design and based on the brand’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated BEV to be influenced by the new design philosophy, which embodies Kia’s shifting focus towards electrification.
Following the successful launch of the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV, ŠKODA AUTO adds an even more emotional body variant to its first range of fully electric SUVs: the four-door ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV is characterized by a stylish, sloping rear. Its coefficient of aerodynamic drag (cd) of 0.247 is even lower than that of the already formidable ENYAQ iV, which makes the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV, when equipped with the largest battery, more efficient and allows you to travel more than 535 km in the WLTP cycle. You can choose between two battery sizes and three power variants with rear or all-wheel drive. As with the ENYAQ iV, the classic interior trim levels have been replaced by Design Selections. In typical ŠKODA style, the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV features a generously sized interior and a 570 l boot.
Bentley Motors has introduced a new flagship version of the ultimate, open-top Grand Tourer – the Continental GT Speed Convertible. The performance-orientated Speed model is the most powerful, driver-focused interpretation of the benchmark convertible Grand Tourer. The third generation Continental GT Speed Convertible features an enhanced version of Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine, delivering an outstanding and increased 659 PS (650 bhp), 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds) and a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h). The new open-air Grand Tourer joins its coupe sibling – the Continental GT Speed, unveiled last month – at the pinnacle of the Continental family Designed, handcrafted and engineered in Bentley’s carbon neutral luxury automotive factory, the new GT Speed Convertible offers enhanced chassis technology, including All-Wheel Steering, an electronic rear differential and the option of carbon ceramic brakes. This helps deliver superior vehicle agility and confidence without impacting on the Continental GT Convertible’s acclaimed ride comfort. The Continental GT Speed Convertible is fitted with a tailored, ‘Z-fold’ roof that can be deployed or stowed in just 19 seconds, transforming it from a luxurious coupe to an open-top Grand Tourer at the touch of a button.