With the consistent expansion of its range to further vehicle segments, the BMW Group is pushing ahead with the transformation to electric mobility. During the forthcoming year, the Munich-based premium automobile manufacturer will already present the world’s first all-electric luxury sedan – the BMW i7.
About two months after the first sketches were released, smart Automobile Co., Ltd. has now published the first image of the all-electric, compact SUV concept vehicle, celebrating its world premiere alongside the Mercedes-Benz brand at the IAA MOBILITY in Munich in early September 2021.
Opel released images that offer the first glimpse of the future Astra – the first generation of the German brand’s compact car to be electrified. The photographs reveal the extreme precision and high attention to detail of the eagerly awaited all-new model, which newly interprets the brand’s pure and bold design philosophy and shows the way forward for its up-coming passenger cars.
Walter Röhrl has been putting a still lightly camouflaged prototype of a powerful new Cayenne model through its paces in a tough test of its capabilities. The two-time World Rally Champion and Porsche Brand Ambassador completed numerous test laps in the high-performance SUV on the Grand Prix circuit of the Hockenheimring. In his assessment of its driving dynamics, he described the new Cayenne as a “great leap forward compared to everything that has gone before. This car redefines the meaning of the term SUV”.
The all-electric Porsche Macan is ready to be tested on the road: after initial testing on the proving grounds of the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach, the well-camouflaged next-generation prototypes of the compact SUV are now heading outside Porsche premises for the first time.
Opel belongs to the e-pioneers among automobile manufacturers. Opel’s newest BEV (battery electric vehicle), the Mokka-e, is just arriving on our roads and the brand is already allowing a first glimpse of another exciting e-project: The Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD harks back to the legendary Opel Manta of 1970 and simultaneously gives added impetus to the growing phenomenon of “restomods” – a recent development among automobile fans and collectors where icons like the Manta mix original and new technologies and design.
Upcoming Mercedes-AMG SL on final winter development drive. The now eighth generation of the SL is about to enter the home straight of its development. While the public road trials with the Mercedes-Benz SL 300 racing sports car still took place on the A81 Autobahn, today’s Mercedes-AMG engineers do their test driving on a special, closed-off proving ground in snowy Sweden.
Kia Corporation has revealed the first official images of the EV6 – its first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) built on the company’s new EV platform (Electric-Global Modular Platform, or E-GMP). EV6 is also the first of Kia’s next-generation BEVs to be developed under a new design philosophy that embodies Kia’s shifting focus towards electrification. “EV6 is the embodiment of both our brand purpose, ‘Movement that inspires’, and our new design philosophy. It has been designed to inspire every journey by offering an instinctive and natural experience that improves the…
Mitsubishi rolled its first produced all-new OUTLANDER off the assembly line at Okazaki Plant in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The company began its shipment to North America on February 8, and will make its global debut on February 17. MITSUBISHI MOTORS and Amazon.com collaborate for the world premiere of the all-new OUTLANDER.