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Dynamic, powerful and with pure aerodynamics: with today’s world premiere of the ID. AERO concept car in China, Volkswagen is providing a foretaste of the brand’s first global fully-electric sedan. The future model will be positioned in the premium mid-size sedan segment. Its progressive, stylish and aerodynamic design allows the vehicle to impress with generous space in the interior. The production version for China is expected to go on sale in the second half of 2023. Volkswagen is also planning to start production of a European series version in Emden in 2023. “With the ID. AERO show car, we are revealing a preview…

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CUPRA has revealed the future of the brand – which was establsihed just four years’ ago – , with three new electrified models joining the line-up by 2025. To date, the brand has delivered close to 200,000 units while its turnover has grown from 430 million euros in 2018 to almost 2.2 billion euros in 2021, far beyond all expectations. In 2022, CUPRA intends to double its sales, turnover and global network of City Garages. CUPRA Terramar: the brand’s first electrified SUVPlug-in hybrid technology has shown that electrification is part of CUPRA’s DNA, and the range of vehicles that benefit…

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Renault is writing a new chapter in its history with the Scenic Vision, an innovative concept car that brings the brand’s vision for a greener, safer and more inclusive future to life. The Scenic Vision embodies the brand’s sustainable development commitments and encapsulates them in a single vehicle. Its intelligent design and manufacture incorporate methods that the Renault Group and its brands will use to achieve carbon neutrality in Europe by 2040 and worldwide by 2050. Notably, this includes Renault aiming for an entirely electric range by 2030. Outside, the Scenic Vision showcases Renault’s future all-electric family cars. Inside, it…

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Honda has confirmed that its recently announced new C segment SUV is to be named ‘ZR-V’. Set to go on sale across European markets in 2023, the all-new model will slot between the HR-V and CR-V in the Honda line-up. The ZR-V will be powered by the outstanding e:HEV full hybrid powertrain, further expanding Honda’s range of electrified options to customers. The announcement begins the next stage of Honda’s European electrification strategy. With further electrified SUV models set to follow, the ZR-V marks an important evolution in the Honda line up, with the brand concentrating even further on this rapidly…

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With the renewal of its brand, product and business model, smart has entered a new era of development. As a premium all-electric automotive technology brand, smart is expanding its product portfolio and has officially unveiled the nomenclature for its new generation of vehicles. As the first production model in the family, the all-new smart #1 recently completed a series of aerodynamic and winter tests. The model’s quality, performance and reliability demonstrate the power of seamless cooperation between Mercedes-Benz global design team and smart’s engineering department, which bodes well for the highly anticipated model launch later this year. smart#1 windtunnel test…

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Following the successful launch of the ENYAQ iV, ŠKODA is now adding an elegant coupé to the range. The line-up will also include a sporty vRS variant. The ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV features an even more emotive design and, displaying sporty lines, generous space and a boot capacity of 570 l. At a value of 0.234, its drag coefficient (cd) has also been improved in comparison to the ENYAQ iV SUV. Depending on specification, this enables a range of up to 339 miles*** in the WLTP cycle, making the car perfectly suitable for travelling long distances. In the UK the coupé will be available with…

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Kia Corporation has revealed the all-new Niro today for the first time at the 2021 Seoul Mobility Show, which aims to make sustainable mobility accessible for everyone. The all-new Niro embodies Kia’s commitment to building a more sustainable future. As an integral part of Kia’s growing eco-friendly line up, the new model will appeal to the complex needs of sustainability-conscious consumers. “Kia continues to take steps towards a more sustainable future, inviting everyone to join the movement into the new mobility era,” said Ho Sung Song, President and CEO of Kia. “The all-new Kia Niro makes it simple to practice…

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An automotive design icon, the Renault 4L sold over 8 million units across more than 100 countries over a production lifetime that spanned more than 30 years, and to celebrate, Renault has been holding a year of celebrations and initiatives. For an eye-catching finale, the brand has joined forces with ground-defying design hub TheArsenale to create a show-car that gives a futuristic and off-beat reinterpretation of the much-loved 4L. The original Renault 4 was a simple, efficient and versatile vehicle built between 1961 and 1992. Former head of Renault Group Pierre Dreyfus once described it as a “blue jeans” car,…

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Polestar Automotive Holding UK Limited has filed a Registration/Proxy Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 12, 2021. The filing follows the September announcement of Polestar’s intention to list on Nasdaq in connection with its proposed business combination (the “Business Combination”) with Gores Guggenheim, Inc. (Nasdaq: GGPI, GGPIW and GGPIU). The Business Combination is expected to close in the first half of 2022. Polestar continues to deliver on its market and retail expansion plans that underpin significant growth targets over the coming years. The brand is expected to be operating in 30 markets by the…

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