14 October 2019
Porsche introduces Cayenne plug-in hybrid
13 August 2019 | Porsche continues to consistently focus on e-mobility, with the Cayenne range following the Panamera series in now featuring a plug-in hybrid as its new flagship model. The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe draw their system output of 500 kW (680 PS) from the intelligent interaction of a four-litre V8 engine (404 kW/550 PS) and an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission (100 kW/136 PS). The maximum system torque of 900 Nm is available from just above idle.
Seat Tarraco production starts in Wolfsburg
18 October 2018 | For the first time in about 20 years, Volkswagen's Wolfsburg plant is producing a model of another Group brand: the SEAT Tarraco. The Spanish SUV, which was designed and developed in Barcelona, exploits the synergy effects of the MQB production platform. In Wolfsburg, the Spanish model will roll off the production line together with the Volkswagen models Tiguan and Touran. The step towards multi-brand production will boost the capacity deployment of Volkswagen's main plant. The production of the Tarraco in Wolfsburg is part of the Pact for the Future concluded by the company and the Works Council at the end of 2016.
BMW introduces X7
18 October 2018 | BMW introduces the X7. It is the largest model in the BMW X line-up combining modern powertrain and chassis technology as well as practicality and versatility. The new X7 is 5,151mm long, 2,000mm wide and 1,805mm tall, with a wheelbase of 3,105mm. In terms of design, the X7 has a three-dimensional version of the bar that turns upwards at its outer edges. At the front, Adaptive LED headlights and front foglamps are standard, while BMW Laserlights are optional. This system employs a spotlight with Selective Beam delivering a non-dazzling high beam range of 600 metres.
New Skoda is called Scala
15 October 2018 | Following on from the first silhouette images, Skoda reveals the name of its new model: Scala. The name derives from the Latin word scala which means stairs and is a step forward for the Czech car manufacturer in the compact hatch segment. The Scala is the first Skoda production model in Europe to carry the Skoda name in lettering across the centre of the tailgate and replaces the Skoda logo.