Since the beginning of 2021, the Huracán EVO model range from Automobili Lamborghini has had an improved connectivity service offering that covers the areas of navigation, comfort, safety and entertainment. Thanks to the networking with the Unica app, the existing real-time traffic information from Lamborghini Connected is supplemented by new, worry-relieving services: vehicle search, vehicle status report and some geofencing functions such as remote speed warning and parking service alarm. In addition, "over-the-air" updates of the Lamborghini Infotainment System (LIS) are now available. Lamborghini is the first automobile manufacturer to integrate extensive vehicle control with Amazon Alexa. In the Huracán EVO, the driver can control functions such as air conditioning and lighting as well as navigation, calls and entertainment simply by voice. The driver's attention is therefore always focused on the road. From model year 2021 onwards, Amazon Alexa and Android Auto will be added to the well-known Web Radio and Apple CarPlay functions of the Huracán EVO.
2022 Honda Civic e:HEV Design Preview
First introduced in 1972, Honda has always defined the Civic as a ‘car for people of the world’. Now, building on 50 years of heritage and with over 27.5 million units sold across 170 countries, the 11th generation Civic represents a modern evolution of the model’s distinctive shape, and echoes the noiseless, elegant design that we have seen in recent Honda models introduced to Europe. Honda engineers followed a development ethos of ‘Exhilarating Civic’, focussing on how exterior and interior packaging can work together to create a more comfortable and refreshing in-car experience that will enhance owners’ everyday lives. By applying a unique human-centred approach to dynamics, design and usability, Honda has created a cabin with greater comfort, visibility and spaciousness than ever before. Following Honda’s ‘Man-Maximum, Machine-Minimum’ (M/M) development approach – which is based on the principle that the purpose of technology and design is to serve the needs of the driver and passengers – has resulted in an exhilarating driving experience. The Civic inspires confidence through tactile touchpoints, engaging handling and dynamics, and a powerful yet efficient drivetrain suitable for all driving requirements. Honda’s proven e:HEV powertrain technology comes as standard, completing the brand’s mission to electrify all its mainstream European models by the end of 2022. The hybrid powertrain uses a lithium-ion battery to power two compact electric motors that work together with a 2.0-litre direct-injection petrol engine. It offers stunning all-round performance through impressive energy density, thermal efficiency, and torque. Thanks to a tailored application for the new Civic, the e:HEV system is smoother with a more responsive power delivery and a greater sense of linear acceleration, as well as offering exceptionally high fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions.
Automobili Lamborghini announces the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae: a celebration of the iconic V12 super sports car and combustion engine in a final production model, concentrating the purest features of all Aventador editions into a perfect finale. The Aventador LP 780-4 harnesses the performance of the SVJ and intensifies the sophisticated elegance of the Aventador S, converging design and dynamism into a decisive collector’s piece in both coupé and roadster forms. After more than a year where events worldwide were cancelled due to the pandemic, the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae coupe and roadster will be displayed at the UK’s 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed in front of automotive enthusiasts and owners.
At IAA Mobility 2021, Hyundai Motor outlined its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality in its products and global operations by 2045. In addition, the company unveiled its ground-breaking all-electric robotaxi together with Motional, which is based on its award-winning IONIQ 5. This year, IAA took place in Munich, Germany, for the first time. It marked Hyundai’s first motor show appearance in Europe since the coronavirus pandemic began, and a series of regulations were in place to ensure the safety of exhibitors and attendees. With Hyundai making a series of bold announcements about its future strategy and introducing some innovative products, media interest in the company proved to be high.