The use of powertrain from the forthcoming JUKE Hybrid reflects both the additional performance it offers in the production version, as well as the improvements to its efficiency and emissions. The JUKE Hybrid powertrain consists of a new generation, state-of-the-art Nissan internal combustion engine specifically developed for working in a hybrid powertrain application. It produces 69kW (94hp) and 148Nm of torque. On the electric side, the main electric motor produces 36kW (49hp) and 205Nm of torque, while there is a 15kW contribution from a high voltage starter/generator, all of which is fed by a 1.2kWh water-cooled battery. The net result is a powertrain providing 25% more power than the current petrol engine option, with a fuel consumption reduction of approximately 40% in the urban cycle, and up to 20% combined.
Carolina Kostner on the ice ... to ride Suzuki ACROSS Plug-in!
The fact that Carolina Kostner performs evolutions on ice shouldn't cause any kind of a stir, but, this time around, things turned out differently! After five European golds, the world title in 2012 and the 2014 Sochi Olympic bronze medal in figure skating, the Bolzano champion took up the challenge of a test drive on a frozen track, not with the usual skates, but at the wheel of Suzuki ACROSS Plug-in and, thanks to the advice of an exceptional instructor, the Italian Rally champion Renato Travaglia, faces slippery curves and frozen straights with the same dexterity with which he performs in his natural environment, the ice!
The BMW iX is ready for series production and is due to arrive on the world’s roads from November 2021. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship combines locally emission-free driving pleasure, sporting agility and a compelling operating range with a character profile dedicated squarely to sustainability. With its trailblazing design and an interior devoted to luxurious spaciousness, the BMW iX embodies a fresh new take on the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, this model is based on a new toolkit for the future, whose vast potential for innovations in the areas of automated driving, operation, connectivity and digital services translates into a premium mobility experience unparalleled in this segment.