And it's electric Volkswagen is comprehensively repositioning itself. The Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand has decided on the TRANSFORM 2025+ program which will set the course for the brand over the next decade and beyond. The new strategy focuses on clearer brand positioning across the various regions and segments, backed by significant improvements in efficiency and productivity. At the same time, the brand will be making massive investments in e-mobility and connectivity.
by Ali Arsham If I asked you what your favorite pickup truck is today, I bet that most people will not list the Nissan Titan XD as their top choice but they should. After spending a lot of time with the XD and using it for hauling stuff and driving long distances, the Nissan has to be the one I would select. The XD is totally different than the standard Titan and the 2016 Nissan XD shakes up the highly competitive full-size pickup segment with a bold design and capabilities that stake out a unique position in the segment between traditional heavy-duty and light-duty entries.
The ultimate in open-air exclusivity The first cabriolet from the Mercedes‑Maybach brand is celebrating its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and is all set to hit markets in the spring of 2017 – limited to 300 examples and with a net price tag of 300,000 euros. The high-end appointments in the interior make up part of the vehicle's special characteristics. Unique features include nine additional color concepts for the interior, the trim -- optionally refined with "flowing lines" -- plus the hand-finished craftsmanship of the leather seats with perforations in a waterfall-style look.
boast sharpened design and enhanced technology The all-new 2018 Audi A5 and S5 Coupe build upon the heritage and success of the first generation, while bringing reimagined design details to the new A5 family of vehicles. The A5’s design is backed by two powerful new engines to deliver a full range of driving experiences from efficient refinement to dynamic power. New for 2018, the elegant and athletic two-door coupe delivers even more impressive technology such as the available Audi virtual cockpit and MMI touch and driver assistance systems including standard Audi pre sense city and available adaptive cruise control with stop & go and traffic jam assist.
From Las Vegas The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from more than 100 countries for unlimited profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, powersports, and RV markets. The 2015 SEMA Show drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyer.
by Road & Track The Acura NSX has been named Road & Track's 2017 Performance Car of the Year, besting eight of the world's finest sports cars by exhibiting a potent mix of performance, style and emotion. The Acura NSX won this year's competition largely thanks to its unique driving experience. According to the feature in Road & Track, "For the first time in a hybrid automobile of any price or capability, technology has been placed firmly in the service of emotional involvement rather than in place of it."
The most powerful E-Class of all time The latest generation of the E 63 4MATIC+ and the E 63 S 4MATIC+ sees Mercedes-AMG introducing a number of new developments that redefine the performance saloon. Innovative powertrain engineering and maximum performance are combined with distinctive design, exclusive equipment and the latest infotainment features for comprehensive, connected multimedia applications.
Late 2017 - Europe, Latin America, South Africa, and Australia With the Concept X-CLASS, Mercedes-Benz Vans gives a concrete outlook on its new pickup, the X-Class, in Stockholm. The first premium pickup will combine the best of two worlds. This is demonstrated impressively by Mercedes-Benz with two design variants of the concept car. The Concept X-CLASS powerful adventurer illustrates that the future X-Class will possess all the strengths of a classic pickup - tough, functional, strong, and with off-road capability.
First plug-in hybrid model by the British premium brand Hallmark MINI driving fun combined with zero tailpipe emissions. With the introduction of the first plug-in hybrid model by the British premium brand, this will soon be a reality. The series development process for this car has almost been completed. It features a combustion engine and an electric motor enabling purely electric propulsion for the first time in a MINI. This marks the beginning of a new phase for MINI, and offers a glimpse into a future that is charged with excitement for MINI customers and those drivers yet to experience the thrill of a hybrid.
249 to 373 miles on a charge Volkswagen is embarking on its journey to the future at the Paris Motor Show with the world premiere of the visionary I.D., a highly automated electric car that will be able to cover a distance of 249 to 373 miles on a single battery charge. The production version of the I.D. is due to be launched in 2020 at a price on a par with comparably powerful and well-equipped Golf models. Volkswagen is looking even further ahead with this concept car: in "I.D. Pilot" mode, it is capable of fully automated driving, a technology that should be ready for series production in 2025.
The perfect balance of design and technology Call it the right balance. On the autumnal equinox today, Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2018 Equinox, a fresh and modern SUV sized and designed to meet the needs of the compact SUV customer. "We've got the strongest truck business in the industry and we've reinvigorated our car lineup with Volt, Cruze and Malibu," said Alan Batey, Global Chevrolet president. "We're applying the same customer focus to grow our crossover/SUV business -- starting with the Chevrolet Equinox."
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