The last few months brought new vehicles to the automotive world. Now you have the opportunity to check some of them.
After the first wave of the pandemic, the four-wheeler world registers a gradual recovery in vehicle sales, which also applies to our domestic market.
Pre-Orders Are Next
Those interested in new models from the Volkswagen’s workshop have the opportunity to order the new Tiguan, Arteon, and Arteon Shooting Brake. The last mentioned is a new version that is added to the Arteon fastback coupe. The elegant station wagon will have a 1.5 TSI engine (110 kW/150 hp) available from September, and a 2.0 TDI (110 kW/150 hp) will also be available from the start. From October, a 2.0 TDI diesel (147 kW/200 hp) will be added, and November will see the arrival of a plug-in hybrid vehicle (eHybrid) with a 1.4 TSI engine and electric motor (system power 160 kW/218 hp). In 2021, version 2.0 of the 4MOTION TSI (208 kW/280 hp) will be launched.
Contribution to “Electrification”
The Bavarian carmaker brings the first purely electric BMW Sports Activity Vehicle, the BMW iX3. The electric motor (210 kW/286 hp; 400 Nm) drives the rear wheels, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h takes 6.8 s. The maximum speed is limited to 180 km/h. Meanwhile, the vehicle declares a range of up to 460 km and electricity consumption from 18.5 kWh/100 km. The BMW iX3 will enter world markets at the end of the year. The innovation fits into the concept of modern technology, and BMW expects to reach seven million fully electric or plug-in hybrid cars worldwide by 2030.
New Brand Has Come to the World
Hyundai Motor Company has announced the arrival of a new IONIQ brand labeling the new electric cars. In the next four years, it will introduce three new electric ones models. Even numbers will label limousines and odd numbers are for SUVs. The first model will be the mid-size SUV IONIQ 5 (premiere in early 2021), its design is based on the 45 Concept study. The IONIQ 6 sports sedan will follow in 2022 (based on a Hyundai Prophecy study), and the third model will be the large IONIQ 7 SUV in 2024.
British Strongman from the SUV Class
Specialists from the Lister Motor Company have created a real gem in the SUV class based on the Jaguar F-PACE SVR model. According to the creator, Lister Stealth, it is the most powerful and fastest SUV on English grounds, powered by a supercharged 5.0 V8 engine (490 kW/666 hp; 881 Nm), which gives it acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3,6 s. The maximum achieved speed is 314 km/h. The production is limited to 100 pieces and the starting price is from 109,950 pounds.
Škoda Started in Le Mans
This year, Škoda Auto commemorates the 125th anniversary of its founding, but seventy years ago (June 24, 1950), a special Škoda Sport (weighing only 600 kg) took part in a 24-hour race at Le Mans. It was based on the Škoda 1101/1102 “Tudor”, a model powered by a liquid-cooled four-cylinder 1.1-liter engine (37 kW/50 hp) and started in the class up to 1100 cm3. Václav Bobek and Jaroslav Netušil were in second place in their class after 13 hours, but they suffered a technical failure. As part of the anniversary, Hans-Joachim Stuck also drove to the Austrian Alps with a Škoda Sport vehicle, starting in Formula 1, being an 18-time participant in Le Mans and winning twice with his crew.
Text: Peter Stano, photo: Volkswagen, BMW, Hyundai, Lister/newspress-co.uk, Škoda Auto