Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Concept Test Drive: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL The Atlas Cross Sport is essentially a shortened version of Volkswagen’s seven-passenger Atlas SUV, which went on sale last year as a 2018 model. Both vehicles are built on Volkswagen’s versatile MQB platform, but the Cross Sport is 7.5 inches shorter overall on the same 117.3-inch wheelbase as the Atlas. The Atlas Cross Sport Concept is clearly intended to be a sportier vehicle than the 7-passenger Atlas, as evidenced by its “coupe-like” profile with a sharply sloped rear hatch, aggressively styled front and rear fasciae, and beefy 22-inch aluminum wheels. The concept’s powertrain also backs up the high-performance looks—it uses the production Atlas’s 276-hp 3.6-liter V6, but pairs it with a plug-in hybrid system with an 18.0 kWh battery and dual electric motors, for a total output of 355 hp. VW says this powertrain has an all-electric driving range of 26 miles and … [Read more...] about 2018 New York Auto Show: Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Concept
Barely weeks after Lynk & Co unveiled its dramatic 02 sedan concept, the China-based firm under automaker Geely has now unveiled the 03 sedan concept, said to be a design prototype. Led by the 01 SUV, the 03 sedan follows suit, this time seen ahead of its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show. Here, similarities with the 01 SUV can be seen, in design elements for both its exterior and interior. Its headlamps are mounted high and its grille is slim in a fashion similar to the 01 SUV’s, while at the back the 03 sedan concept’s are similar to the 01 SUV’s in its distinct look. In contrast to the rather outlandish 02 concept, the 03 sedan concept is more restrained in appearance. Inside, the 03 sedan concept’s cabin features a centre console that is angled towards the driver, and appears to share an overall design language with the interior within the 01 SUV. The 03 sedan concept’s steering wheel appears identical to the 01 SUV’s, while the infotainment … [Read more...] about Lynk & Co 03 sedan concept to make Shanghai debut
SUV janaan-elektrik akan datang dari BMW, iX3, dilaporkan bakal membuat penampilan dalam bentuk konsep di Beijing Motor Show tahun ini. Ia diumumkan oleh pengeluar kereta berkenaan dalam sidang media akaun tahunan baru-baru ini bahawa model konsep iX3 akan menjadi kenderaan yang diperkenalkan tahun ini. Lain-lain termasuklah iNEXT dan i4 (diprebiu sebagai i Vision Dynamic). Berdasarkan spyshot bagi iX3, ia tampil berdasarkan model semasa G01 X3, walau pun kelihatan beberapa perubahan dalam bentuk visual bagi kenderaan janaan-elektrik ini. Setakat ini, tiada perincian didedahkan mengenai penjana kuasa elektrik yang bakal dipadankan pada iX3 ni, termasuklah prestasinya. BMW sedang mengatur langkah yang lebih agresif untuk kereta elektrik pergi lebih jauh, dan iX3, iNEXT dan i4 antara model yang berada dalam perancangan. “Saya mempunyai matlamat yang jelas untuk mobiliti yang mampan: Lebih daripada 140,000 kenderaan elektrik dijual pada tahun ini. Dengan jumlah keseluruhan mencecah … [Read more...] about BMW iX3 Concept diperkenal di Beijing Motor Show?
BMW’s upcoming all-electric SUV, the iX3, will reportedly make its debut in concept form at this year’s Beijing Motor Show. It was previously announced at the carmaker’s annual accounts press conference that the iX3 concept will be among a number of vehicles to debut this year. Others include the iNEXT and i4 (previewed by the i Vision Dynamics). Based on spyshots of the iX3, the model appears to be based on the current G01 X3, although it will likely get several visual changes to set it apart as an electric only vehicle. So far, there are no details about the electric powertrain used in the iX3, nor is there any word on range and performance. BMW is making a big push for electrified cars moving forward, and the iX3, iNEXT and i4 are just some of the models it has planned. “I have set clear goals for sustainable mobility: More than 140,000 electrified vehicles sold this year. A total of half a million electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids on the roads by the … [Read more...] about BMW iX3 Concept to debut at Beijing Motor Show?
Every club racer knows what it looks like when an “incident" develops ahead of them. The pack of cars breaks in two different directions like a group of city pigeons enduring the insult of a sidewalk-ridden bicycle. It’s often possible to see a cloud of dust and miscellaneous automobile parts shoot MOAB-style into the air above the cars. Right about then, if you’re lucky, you start to catch a glimpse of the car that is causing all the trouble, reeling backwards towards you at a speed differential of anything from ten to 110 miles per hour. If you are awake, alert, and not otherwise occupied, you should already be in the middle of executing the avoidance plan that you mentally filed when you saw the cars ahead of you start to lean and swerve. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below That’s pretty much how it went for me today, except I was behind the wheel of a 5400-pound luxury SUV and the “race” in question was happening on a Los Angeles freeway. … [Read more...] about Why the Local Motors Rally Fighter Might Still Be the Future of Sports Cars