2021 Sony Vision S Electric car

Towards mobility evolution, VISION-S has reached the next stage. Public road testing commenced in Austria with Sony and partners to evaluate safety and Sony technologies.

Sony presented new Vision-S EV car. It took the shape of a sleek electric vehicle with advanced autonomous systems and a pair of 268-horsepower (200-kilowatt) electric motors. The Sony Vision-S Electric car has been developed by Sony in cooperation with big names such as Nvidia, Continental, Bosch, ZF, and Qualcomm. The all-electric sedan’s main goal was to showcase what Sony can offer to the automotive industry, including its advanced self-driving system with no less than 33 sensors. A video accompanying the announcement shows the Vision-S in motion and that’s not the first time we see it in action. In fact, Sony claims it can accelerate from a standstill to 62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) in just 4.8 seconds.

2021 Polaris Slingshot: Drive, Style and Sound

Polaris Slingshot announced extensive upgrades and enhancements to its 2021 model lineup focused on Drive, Style and Sound.

Slingshot has upgrades focused on Drive, Style and Sound. New enhancements reinforce Slingshot’s style & open-air experience.


New paddle shifters allow the driver to take charge of every shift. A refined, retuned autodrive transmission for a smooth ride at any speed. Introduction of vehicle hill hold delivers even more driving confidence.


2021 Lineup reintroduces the S Trim and adds a New R Limited Edition. Expanded color accent options and customizable LED interior lighting increase personalization potential.


All-new rockford fosgate audio system brings the concert experience into the cockpit at any speed. Updated 2021 ridecommand featuring apple carplay delivers easier, more personalized control for intuitive access to mobile information and music.

2021 KIA K5 GT USA

New Kia K5 2020-2021 GT US and K5 GT Line US. What is good to know.

  • Powerful and bold appearance incorporates Stinger design DNA while expanding Kia’s future design language.
  • All-new N3 platform is stronger while being longer, wider and lower.
  • New all-turbocharged engine lineup delivers improved efficiency and higher horsepower; including a new 2.5-liter that produces 290 horsepower and best-in-class available torque.
  • New standard 8-speed automatic transmission.
  • Segment exclusive available 8-speed “wet” dual-clutch transmission.
  • New all-wheel drive option available with 1.6T engine delivers peace of mind with improved stability and capability.
  • Proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia alongside the award-winning Telluride SUV.


Shark skin-inspired mesh design on front grille and dual chrome exhaust tip garnish (GT-Line, GT).
Signature “Heart Beat” daytime running lights and taillights with available LED “dashes” span the width of the rear deck lid.
Gloss black applique on rear glass enhances fastback shape while maintaining sedan functionality and cargo space.
Newly designed 16-, 18-, or 19-inch alloy wheels (18- and 19-inch wheels come with sporty Pirelli P-Zero tires).


Aircraft-type shift knob.
A mix of premium and sporty upholstery options including red. leatherette seating, satin chrome metallic and wood-like finishes on the dashboard and door panels, depending on trim.
Panoramic sunroof.
Flat-bottom, sport steering wheel (GT-Line, GT).

Kia’s exhilarating and efficient powertrain options unleash the spirit of the everyday driver, with a “turbocharged” lineup that includes a choice of two powerful engines. Kia engineers further pushed the envelope with an available eight-speed “wet” dual-clutch transmission for fast and precise gearshifts, plus an available all-wheel drive system for improved traction and capability.

More details include:

2.5-liter turbocharged GDI + MPI four-cylinder engine making 290 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with the new 8-speed “wet” Dual Clutch Transmission (GT) goes 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds.
A first for Kia, the in-house developed, 8-speed “wet” DCT helps K5 establish credentials as a sports sedan.
1.6-liter turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine producing 180 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, managed by an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission (LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX).
Engine adopts Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) functionality. An industry first, this technology results in a performance boost and improvement in efficiency thanks to independent control of the valve duration.
Available all-wheel drive3 (AWD) with 1.6T engine provides all-weather capabilities and enhanced driving performance by actively distributing torque between the front and rear wheels, depending on road conditions and driving situations (LXS & GT-Line option). AWD will be available in late 2020 and offered only with 1.6T engine.
The K5’s all-wheel drive system is front-wheel drive based, which is a first for a Kia sedan.
Uses electro-hydraulic system to control AWD coupling for a quicker response and more precise control.
“Snow” drive mode4 enhances driver security and all-weather confidence. Normal, Smart, Sport, and Custom drive modes adjust settings for engine, transmission, AWD (when equipped) and steering mapping to provide the desired driving experience.
GT steps it up with Sport+ mode to enhance driving characteristics.

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All-new Ford F-150 2020-2021

The all-new Ford F-150 is purpose-built to be the toughest, most productive F-150 ever and targeted to be the most powerful light-duty full-size pickup truck on the market.

The all-new F-150 raises the standard for all light-duty trucks. It targets the most towing, payload, torque and horsepower of any light-duty full-size pickup, introduces all-new features to increase customer productivity, has new connected vehicle innovations such as over-the-air updates that help keep F-150 at the forefront of purposeful technology, and an available all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ hybrid powertrain with Pro Power Onboard™ – an integrated power generator.

Toughest Ford F150 ever
The all-new F-150 starts with a durable, proven foundation – a fully boxed high-strength steel frame with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body. Every panel of the distinctive, rugged exterior is redesigned while maintaining its bold and tough signature look, including an updated headlamp design, new power dome hood and wrap-around bumpers. Higher front fenders, a tucked-in midsection and larger-diameter tires pulled out three-quarters of an inch create a stronger, more powerful stance on and off the road.

There are 11 grille options available across the series lineup, all differentiated in their design and all unmistakably F-150, plus new tailgate appliqués. Functional upgrades throughout include available LED headlamps and taillamps, and available full-length extended power running boards with kick switch that provide better truck-side cargo box accessibility.

The all-new F-150 is also the most aerodynamic ever. New active grille shutters, a new automatically deploying active air dam, and new cab and tailgate geometry all work together to reduce drag and improve fuel consumption on every truck.

The interior is completely redesigned to elevate truck owners’ experience with style, comfort, utility and technology. Featuring enhanced materials, new color choices and more storage, it is built around the functional needs of truck customers. Every surface has been thoughtfully designed, such as more soil-resistant two-tone seats for XL or the new standard dual glovebox.

F-150 introduces an all-new 12-inch center screen – standard on XLT high series and above – that allows customers to split the screen and control multiple functions simultaneously, including navigation, music or truck features. The landscape design strikes a balance between demands for technology accessibility and the greater convenience of physical buttons. An 8-inch touch screen, standard on XL and XLT standard and mid-series trucks, means every customer gets touch screen functionality and better rearview camera vision. Both screens feature access to the new digital owner’s manual, which can help all customers find the information they need more easily, including how-to videos for additional explanation.

An available new 12-inch digital gauge cluster features a large information-on-demand area, along with truck-specific graphics and animations that respond to the all-new F-150’s selectable drive modes and can display off-roading data and turn-by-turn navigation.

Various engines will be offered. These will include a 3.3-liter V6 with 290 hp and a 2.7-liter EcoBoost producing 325 hp. We believe other options will include a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with 375 hp, a 5.0-liter V8 rated at 395 hp, and a 3.0-liter V6 diesel with at least 250 hp. There will also be a hybrid model and an all-electric variant.

Most powerful in its class
The all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost full hybrid V6 powertrain is targeted to deliver the most torque and horsepower of any light-duty full-size pickup. Available on every trim level from F-150 XL to Limited, the no-compromise PowerBoost system – the only light-duty full-size pickup to offer a full hybrid – adds instant electric torque to Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6. It is targeting an EPA-estimated range of approximately 700 miles on a single tank of gasᶧ and will deliver at least 12,000 pounds of available maximum towing – equivalent to the average weight of 43 NFL linemen.

PowerBoost combines Ford’s proven EcoBoost engine and 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with a 35-kilowatt (47-horsepower) electric motor integrated into the transmission, as well as software calibrated specially for truck use, including drive modes like tow/haul mode to help customers better manage towing heavy trailers.

The electric motor applies regenerative braking energy capture to help recharge the 1.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. The battery is efficiently packaged underneath the truck, leaving the cab and cargo box of PowerBoost F-150 as spacious for passengers and cargo as other comparably equipped F-150 models. The system is capable of sustained battery usage at extreme outside temperatures or under heavy loads.

Power isn’t only important under the hood. Available Pro Power Onboard expands F-150’s capability by bringing generator levels of exportable po

All-new Ford F-150 takes America’s truck of choice for work and recreation to the next level, targeting to deliver the most maximum towing, payload, torque and horsepower of any full-size light-duty pickup, with ingenious features that make customers even more productive and new technology like over-the-air updates and SYNC® 4.

New exterior design has a bolder and even tougher look, and an all-new interior provides more comfort, technology and functionality for truck customers, along with enhanced materials, new color choices and more storage.

New available Tailgate Work Surface boosts productivity at the back of the truck, while new optional Interior Work Surface makes using a laptop or eating a meal more comfortable; available Max Recline Seats with nearly 180 degrees of recline help customers rest between jobs.

Available Pro Power Onboard™ means customers can leave the generator at home and free up cargo space; there’s enough energy to power 28 average refrigerators, charge a bed full of electric dirt bikes or run an entire job site worth of tools.

Class-exclusive 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ Full hybrid engine delivers Built Ford Tough capability – it is targeted to have the most torque and horsepower of any light-duty full-size pickup, at least 12,000 pounds of maximum available towing capacityᶧ and a targeted EPA-estimated range of approximately 700 miles on a single tank of gas.

2021 Roewe iM8 MPV

The first MPV Roewe is going to compete with such minivan class leaders as the GAC GM8, Buick GL8 and SAIC Maxus G20.


The cost Roewe iM8 2020-2021 is from 180.000-190.000 yuan ($25.400-26.800). For example the price of the Buick GL8 starts at 233 thousand yuan (almost $33.000), and the price for the GAC GM8 starts with the figure of 180.000 yuan ($25.400).


The Roewe iM8 Concept prototype demonstrates a stylish, vibrant and modern exterior design. The main design features decorating the body of the new Chinese minivan, a huge false radiator grille a la Lexus and full LED head optics. Sports bumpers with pronounced aerodynamic elements and large 20-inch wheels (alloy wheels with an original design and low-profile tires 245/40 ZR20). Solid feed with attractive LED marker lights.

The concept of the new MPV Roewe with minimal changes in appearance will fit on the assembly line. Serial cars will receive less powerful bumpers and smaller wheels. The overall length of the body is about 5 meters, the wheelbase is 3 meters.


The interior of the new Chinese minivan Roewe iM8 6-7 seater with a landing formula of 2 + 2 + 2 or 2 + 3 + 2. The long list of equipment includes a virtual instrument panel and a modern multimedia system with a huge 14.3-inch touch screen. Three-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control. Electric front seats, heated and ventilated seats of the first and second row. Bose audio system and electric sunroof.


At the heart of the new Roewe iM8 minivan is a modern SSA platform with a fully independent suspension architecture (front MacPherson strut, rear multi-link). Front-wheel drive default. Under the hood of the model are two petrol four-cylinder 1.5 Turbo engines (173 hp 250 Nm) in the company with a robotic 7-speed DCT gearbox and a more powerful 2.0 Turbo (231 hp 370 Nm) paired with 8 automatic transmissions from Aisin.

2021 Nissan Kicks e-Power

The new Nissan Kicks, an SUV featuring fully electric motor drive and advanced driver assistance technology.


  • Nissan Kicks HR12DE (EM57)X, $ 25.700,
  • Nissan Kicks HR12DE (EM57), X Two Tone Interior Edition, $ 26.700.

The Kicks offers customers powerful, quiet driving and increased confidence on the road thanks to Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrain and ProPILOT driver assistance, both standard features. Adding to the driving enjoyment is the ability to accelerate and decelerate by operating only the accelerator pedal. The Kicks sports an active, futuristic exterior design, while the elegant, roomy interior offers ample space for passengers and luggage.

The award-winning e-POWER system1 features an electric motor that delivers power directly to the wheels, while a gasoline engine generates electricity for the motor. Optimized timing control ensures the engine only runs when necessary, enhancing quietness.

The new Nissan Kicks e-POWER made its world premiere in Thailand in May. The launch marks another milestone in the expansion of Nissan’s electrified vehicle lineup as the company rolls out more new electric cars and e-POWER models.

ProPILOT driver assistance technology

ProPILOT, another award-winning Nissan technology1, supports drivers by mitigating the stress of long-distance driving and congestion on highways. Using millimeter-wave radars to detect other vehicles, it helps drivers maintain the right distance to cars ahead, stay centered in their lane and activate braking when necessary.

Also standard is a system that automatically sends a report to police in the event of an accident, as well as a manual SOS call function for emergency situations. All models also come with Intelligent Emergency Braking, which monitors the area in front of the car and helps avoid or reduce damage caused by collisions with vehicles or pedestrians, as well as Emergency Assist for Pedal Misapplication.


A sharp double V-motion grille, Nissan’s distinctive floating-roof design, and futuristic LED headlamps give the Kicks a powerful, stylish exterior. Customers can choose from as many as 13 color variations, including four two-tone options.

The interior is characterized by a feeling of seamless elegance, with high-quality parts that exude a premium feel. The wide-angled, low-waistline front windows provide a free and open field of vision from the driver’s seat. The rear seats offer 600 millimeters of knee room and 85 mm of headroom, providing ample space for adult passengers to stretch out and relax.

The trunk is also spacious, with a volume of 423 liters – enough for four medium-sized suitcases.2 The rear seats can easily be reclined to add even more luggage space.

The Kicks features Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats, designed to enhance comfort and reduce fatigue. The car’s highly rigid platform gives it superior stability and maneuverability, and it is able to perform exceptionally tight turns on narrow roads or in cramped parking lots.

2021 Opel Mokka & electric Mokka-E

The new 2020-2021 Opel Mokka & electric Mokka-E electric EV SUV 2021. PRICE from € 35,000.

Electric plus emission-free plus energetic equals the new Opel Mokka. The German carmaker now reveals the second generation of its compact bestseller, a powerful, completely new Mokka that perfectly combines fun and modernity.

Despite a slightly longer wheelbase (+2 mm), the new Mokka is 12.5 cm shorter than the previous generation while offering its five passengers a similar loading space of up to 350 litres in its luggage compartment. Its total length of only 4.15 metres makes it super-easy to manoeuvre and park in urban and suburban areas. The design of the new Mokka surprises with stunning proportions and captivating precision from its overall, bold looks characterised by short overhangs and a well-planted, wide stance, down to the smallest detail. The newcomer also stands out as the first model that features the future brand face and next generation fully digital cockpit: the Opel Vizor and the Opel Pure Panel, respectively. Neither analogic displays nor fancy, useless decorative animations: The experience is clear and clean, the information provided is focused on what is really needed. Detoxed. The horizontally stretched instrument panel integrates two widescreen displays; the one in front of the driver is up to 12 inches in size. However, to allow intuitive usage and the driver’s continuous focus on the road, Opel designers kept control buttons for essential functions, avoiding hazardous exploration into sub-menus.

The new Mokka continues Opel’s tradition of opening up innovative technologies from upper classes to a wide range of buyers. These include advanced systems such as ACC (Advanced Cruise Control), which stop and go function may allow a cool driver to endure traffic jams in a light-hearted, cool way: his electric Mokka-e can automatically adjust its operations to the motions of the preceding vehicle without requiring any operation on the brake or the accelerator. In addition, an Active Lane Positioning system automatically keeps the new Mokka in the centre of a lane. The lighting system too offers upper-class technologies with the adaptive and therefore glare-free IntelliLux LED® matrix light with 14 elements, unique in the category. All Mokka model variants come standard with LED lamps at the front and rear, an electric parking brake as well as traffic sign recognition. A 180-degree panorama rear-view camera is also available.

The new Mokka is based on a new version of the company’s highly efficient multi-energy platform CMP (Common Modular Platform). This lightweight and efficient modular system offers maximum flexibility in vehicle development and allows the use of a purely battery-electric drive as well as internal combustion engines. The customer has the choice. The engineering team in Rüsselsheim has particularly worked on massively containing weight on one hand, saving up to 120 kg vs the previous generation, and enhancing the body stiffness on the other hand, gaining up to 30% torsional stiffness in the case of the electric version with its low-sitting integrated battery structure. The benefits are obvious: the new Mokka consumes substantially less energy, while being much more responsive, agile and fun to drive.

Pure energy: bold looks, high seating position, emission-free electric drive.
Exhilarating e-power: 100 kW/136 hp and 260 Nm of torque for great fun.
Strong expression: Mokka shows new progressive brand face with Opel Vizor.
Totally digital: Opel Pure Panel cockpit detoxes driving experience.
Brightly unique: Glare-free IntelliLux LED® matrix light first in segment.
Truly advanced: Adaptive cruise control with stop & go and top assistance systems.

2020 Mazda CX-5 compact SUV

Introduced compact SUV Mazda CX-5 model 2020-2021. There are few innovations in the car, this is not a full-fledged restyling. This is a modified Mazda CX-5 crossover, which has become more comfortable, quiet and economical due to point modernization.


The price of the Mazda CX-5 2020-2021 has the pre-reform level, it costs from € 27,000 ($ 30,200).


The updated Mazda CX-5 received new brand logos, as well as the inscriptions “CX-5” and “Skyactiv”, made in a different font. In addition, a new Polymetal Gray Metallic enamel color has appeared.


Inside, there is a larger 8-inch color display of the Mazda Connect multimedia system (previously it was 7-inch). New LED ambient interior lighting. As an option, combined seat trim (suede and eco leather). Redesigned key card. Versions of the crossover with an automatic transmission have got shift paddles for a forced gear shift. This is what is immediately visible. But there are also imperceptible changes.
The ceiling has additional sound insulation (a special film reduces external noise penetrating the interior by 10%). A car with gasoline engines has an additional damper in the steering gear. The automatic braking system (Advanced SCBS) is now able to recognize pedestrians in the dark at a speed of up to 80 mph. The most important acquisition is the new light sensor, it provides the inclusion of headlights when the street lighting deteriorates to 2000 units.


The Mazda CX-5 engine range. Under the hood, a choice of two atmospheric gasoline engines 2.0 (165 hp) and 2.5 (194 hp) and a pair of turbo diesel engines 2.2 (150 hp) and 2.2 (184 hp).
The base gasoline engine Skyactiv-G 2.0 (165 hp 213 Nm) with 6 speed manual transmission received an innovation. This is a system for deactivating half of the cylinders (first and fourth) at low loads. That allows to reduce the average fuel consumption by 0.5-0.8 liters per 100 kilometers.
For the all-wheel drive Mazda CX-5, an Off-road Traction Assist is available that simulates differential locks.

2020 Tuning Mercedes GLE by Hofele

The Mercedes-Benz GLE has a lot of variety in trims and powertrains. In the United States it has four models on sale. Also AMG modeld and GLE Coupe derivatives. But there’s nothing like the Hofele HGLE out there.

The tuning company Hofele has unveiled HGLE, its take on the mid-size SUV GLE.

The two-tone exterior finish and the massive wheels in combination with the additional chrome trim make it look like a Maybach product, in the same vein as the Hofele Ultimate HGLS. The distinctive radiator grille at the front adds a nice individual touch to the otherwise stylish exterior.

The Ultimate HGLE’s interior has been completely reupholstered with fine Napa and Alcantara leathers, which cover basically every touchable part of the cabin. The luggage compartment features a high gloss wood floor with aluminum trim.

Except Maybach GLE, the HGLE could be the most rich GLE you can buy today. It is unlikely that its price will be lower than $100,000.

2020 Ford Focus Hybrid MHEV

Ford introduces electrified EcoBoost Hybrid powertrain for Focus. 48-volt mild hybrid system improves fuel efficiency supported by cylinder deactivation, and boosts performance. The Focus EcoBoost Hybrid seamlessly integrates electric and petrol power.

New 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and Local Hazard Information connected technology deliver a more premium cabin feel and relaxed driver experience.
New Focus Connected variant joins diverse range including the sporty Focus ST-Line, stylish Focus Titanium, SUV-inspired Focus Active and luxurious Focus Vignale.

Sophisticated 48-volt mild hybrid technology enables the new Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid to deliver 155 PS of power alongside 93 g/km CO2 emissions (NEDC) – a 17 per cent fuel efficiency improvement compared with the outgoing equivalent combination of 150 PS 1.5‑litre EcoBoost petrol engine and six-speed manual transmission (NEDC).

A new Focus Connected variant delivers standard specification to benefit business and private drivers including a wireless charging pad and navigation for the SYNC 3 voice-activated connectivity system with 8-inch touchscreen.

The 155 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost Hybrid Focus delivers more than twice the power density of a 145 PS 2.0‑litre petrol engine available for Focus just 10 years ago, but with a 45 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency (NEDC).

Also available in 125 PS power output, Focus EcoBoost Hybrid models replace the 1.0‑litre EcoBoost petrol engine’s standard alternator with a belt-driven integrated starter/generator (BISG), enabling recovery of energy usually lost during braking and coasting to charge a 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack.

Locating the 48-volt battery beneath the front passenger seat has allowed the mild hybrid powertrain to be integrated with no loss of cargo or passenger space for Focus customers.

The intelligent, self-regulating mild-hybrid system continuously monitors how the vehicle is being used to determine when and how intensively to charge the battery for optimal benefit, and when to utilise the stored battery charge using one of two strategies:

Using the Sport option offered by Focus’ Selectable Drive Modes, drivers can immediately adjust the characteristics of systems including the throttle pedal, Electronic Power Assisted Steering and electronic stability control to deliver an even more engaging driving experience that fully exploits the additional 50 Nm of electric boost from torque supplementation.

The more powerful BISG enables the Focus EcoBoost Hybrid’s Auto Start-Stop technology to operate in a wider range of scenarios for even greater fuel savings.

Focus EcoBoost Hybrid powertrains feature the fuel-saving cylinder deactivation technology that continues to support the available Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost and 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol powertrains.

Cylinder deactivation further enhances fuel efficiency by automatically switching off one of the cylinders when full capacity is not needed, such as when coasting or cruising with light demand on the engine. The system can disengage or re-engage one cylinder in 14 milliseconds with no compromise in performance or refinement.

There also are choise from 1.5-litre EcoBlue and 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engines, with advanced eight-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmissions available.