Freedom, joie de vivre and a spirit of optimism accompany the start of the new summer season. The Italian expression Dolce Vita literally describes the feeling of enjoying life and rediscovering the joy of small and large things: the sweet life. The origins of the Dolce Vita go back to the 1950s and 60s, when Rome and Cortina, Portofino and Capri were the scene of the international jet set that met in these places to seek relaxation under the sign of elegance and Italian style. This feeling is conveyed by the new Fiat 500X Yachting, a new body shape of the model, with an electric soft top for the right open air feeling. At the start of the new variant, the “Yacht Club Capri” special series will be launched first, inspired by the flair of luxurious sailing yachts. This special model is available for both Fiat 500X Yachting and Fiat 500C.
New color concept for the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo camper van
The 'in-house' Marco Polo models based on the V-Class and Vito mid-size vans are also part of the Mercedes-Benz Vans trade fair presence. The Marco Polo HORIZON recreational vehicle is on display again, as is the Marco Polo camper van, which, in addition to a standard bunk bed and pop-up roof, also offers a fully-fledged kitchenette, a cupboard and drawer modules, and thanks to the innovative camper control unit Mercedes-Benz Advanced Control (MBAC). real smart home on wheels. In Düsseldorf, the Marco Polo is already sporting a new color variant for the interior, which style lovers can order from the end of the year on request. As the name suggests, the new anthracite/blue interior design option plays with the tones of anthracite and blue in the rear – for example on the vehicle pillars and side walls as well as on the camping furniture. This turns the living area into a real eye-catcher. The floor of the Marco Polo also has a new stone floor look instead of the tried-and-tested yacht floor look
With the new ENYAQ iV, ŠKODA AUTO is also launching a clear new product range structure and an innovative interior concept as it enters the era of electric mobility. The first ŠKODA model based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular electrification toolkit (MEB) offers customisable Design Selections for the interior. The optional Design Selections are oriented towards modern living environments and extend the existing equipment lines. The colours and materials are perfectly coordinated. In the following interview, Kateřina Vránová, Head of Colour & Trim Design at ŠKODA AUTO and her colleague Stefan Webelhorst, talk about the selection of materials, many of which are natural, sustainably processed or recycled, and demonstrate in a video how easy it is to configure the new ŠKODA ENYAQ iV in just six steps.
Visually impressive, radically easy to operate and extremely eager to learn: the MBUX Hyperscreen is one of the highlights in the EQS. It represents the emotional intelligence of the all-electric upper-class model: The large, curved screen unit stretches almost the entire width from the left to the right A-pillar. In addition to its sheer size, the high-quality, detail-loving design also provides a "wow" effect. This aesthetic high-tech look is the emotional dimension of the MBUX hyperscreen. Added to this is artificial intelligence (AI): With software capable of learning, the display and operating concept adapts completely to its user and makes personalised suggestions for numerous infotainment, comfort and vehicle functions. Thanks to the so-called zero layer, the user does not have to scroll through submenus or give voice commands. The most important applications are always offered in a situational and contextual way at the top level in view. In this way, numerous operating steps are taken away from the EQS driver. And not only him: The MBUX Hyperscreen is also an attentive assistant for the passenger. It receives its own display and operating area.