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a month his current is at the movies but he's actually at the geneva motor show and there's plenty to see cars for any take the fast and slow expensive and cheap. and small cars that drive themselves and cars begging to be driven electric cars and conventionally powered cars. with a new a six audi has rung up the curtain on the eight generation of its successful executive car like earlier versions the controls are completely digitized other highlights include parking and garage pilot it shifts as well as an adaptive cruise control was stop and go. toyota also one failed the new hours which says goodbye to diesel despite so you don't know much from toyota germany says the new ours is much less cluttered then it used to be and the car makers are introducing two new hybrid variants. the latest incarnation of the our. risk is four centimeters longer and
three centimeters wider than its predecessor. lexus on the other hand used the motor show as the global launch pad for its new crossover s.u.v. us the futuristic design is as obligatory as the brand's fi abalos grille despite its compact dimensions the us offers a spacious rear seat the cockpit is tailored to driver comfort. smart and precise the paradigm shift taking place in the industry from now on it's adding the initials b.q. to all its electric models. that get the brand c.e.o. and it to be clear says the decision has been made to offer only electric drives in the u.s. and canada starting this year and in europe from two thousand and twenty onwards. porsche was also good for a surprise the mission he crossed to the small concept car brought the future of electric power just a little closer
a crossover see you need packs four hundred forty kilowatts of power and porsche says it has a range of over five hundred kilometers. and this guy was on the bench the car makers head of sales and marketing says he thinks porsche really managed to take everyone off guard you could see that in people's faces and wow the company is planning to invest over six billion euros at electric cars over the next five years he says whatever i need just yet in. the day before the motor show began to be w. rolled out another member of its all electric id family the ideal vision this elegant sedan provides a glimpse of books wagons automotive vision for the latter years of the coming decade. of on it comes out in two thousand and twenty two month as doesn't see the vision being nearly as far along as this. it won't use an augmented reality
headset that these up but it's been good if it works why is my team as good as all for evolution and he sees things becoming a reality in the next fifteen years v.w. is already in visioning right now on the i base that i have been going in. for the near future skoda sees the urban crossover as sporty compact and stuffed full of cutting edge technology a highlight of the vision x. is an especially sustainable drive concept in combination with natural gas electric and gasoline powered. by authors go to his den haag meyer explains that the vision x. can reduce c o two emissions by over twenty percent and of it's driven with bio gas it's even one hundred percent c o two neutral. be a racer with all my lecturing drive presented by saying that sports car division is conspicuous its continuous output is three hundred kilowatts and peak output is
five hundred in twenty nineteen it'll be entered in a competition of all aleck returning cars. monsters vision coupe a not only has a forward looking design but also a new engine concept. up one fund as much sense as in been able to find out when or if the vision to play will go into production he thinks it's interesting that the car has a conventional engine most has invested a lot of time and money in internal combustion engine make overs the result is the sky active x. which like a diesel works with compression ignition it's a dumb. as i was it marcus points out that although many combustion engines have grown thrifty there are some cars where he fissions he is in top priority like the ford mustang while it does it's a guzzler he says bullets mittra if lito fall off it's get done what else. and i
noticed a lot of. this limited special edition with his three hundred forty one kilowatt engine commemorates fifty years since the classic film of the same name starring screen legend and racing enthusiastic steve mcqueen. would take it if i want a holiday take it to the track that handles well everything and it doesn't get much better than that. percy he says also unveiled a new sports car the ford or coupe a version of its a m g g t s it offers a choice of our six or v eight engines with outputs of three hundred twenty to four hundred seventy kilowatts after the s.l. as in c.t. this is the next model to be developed independently by am g. the driving dynamics for this mean machine xcel its top speed is three hundred fifteen kilometers per hour other common r.c.d. z.m. seems to be as mers declares mission accomplished after the final test drives he's
enthusiastic about the g.t.s. his performance on the track but emphasizes that the family can also come along and it has a spacious trunk. i'm not their exclusive right is bentleys pentagon hybrid s.u.v. it teams have a three leader gasoline powered of east six an electric motor with a range of fifty kilometers on electric power only it takes about two and a half hours to charge at a station and seven and a half hours from a home outlet the interior has all the actuary bentley is famous for. we've already committed to buy twenty twenty five one hundred percent of our products we'll have a hybrid option or. jaguars i pace is all electric now but is it really made by jaguar.
oh yeah what a lot of us warns that just because it's been branded as a jaguar that doesn't mean it's all jaguar many parts and components for the items they sell come from suppliers of them pays fronts only thought of. one supplier meg now has even started building entire models for other car makers. had not seen past present and future today at this uni of a motor show and now thinks the future isn't owned by the big manufacturers it can also be revealed in student projects like this solar car made at the bottom university of applied sciences powered only by sunlight. compact s.u.v.s have become the vehicle of choice for millions of drivers one reason honda's h r v is already heading into its second generation car tested tons
uganda wants to see what it's got that other subcompact s.u.v.s haven't. that's what he knows that many might think this is honda's first crossover s.u.v. what in fact the introduced one back in one thousand nine hundred ninety that soon disappeared they know honda is building on the jets and an effort to establish the h.r. movie and the crossover segment the same cost or was it when. the fronts back sweeping headlights and sporty freesia are the latest examples of honda's new trademark look. the body borrows heavily from coupe de designs while rear door handles hidden in the seat filler to reinforce the dynamic aesthetic. and back corkey every detail lights command attention. be house to form the conduit shuras anyone who has doubts about space in the back of the. that he's sitting comfortably but he can imagine that anyone over
a meter he five might feel waged in. the fuel tank isn't building in under the backseat like in most cars and says if but under the front seats. one advantage of areas i for play this are leaves enough space for one hundred calls maggi exceeds the on line devoted to explains the magic seats for up to accommodate booky items that would otherwise be difficult to transport for example potted plants on once this is a much more convenient way to carry this kind of load he says. those that extend close with you. they're not political but a disadvantage is that if you'd like to relax during a long trip you'll quickly discover the limitations of placing a fuel tank there but tons you could live with that fog bank at a cost. overall the chair vs interior leaves
a respectable impression alongside the touch screen display in features a touch based automatic climate control. the economy mode helps me fuel by slightly altering throttle and transmission response. it's activated by a button bearing a plant icon on the dash of the. times you emphasize is that the economy mode is a clever way to see if you will even want to switch stuff the green l.e.d. and the key to reminds the driver to plan ahead that also makes the cruise control more reluctant to hit the gas well cruise control usually apply a seventy five percent of acceleration to maintaining speed and economy mode it feels more like twenty five percent if you have four months one of those polled said that coughed. in other words an econ mode it can take the cruise control up to
thirty seconds to accelerate from one hundred kilometers an hour to one hundred twenty. we test of each year vs diesel version with a one point six liter i need to ensure even with relatively low c o two emissions are just one hundred four grams per kilometer and fuel efficient operation a compact s.u.v. makes no compromises on performance with any kilowatts carrying it from zero to one hundred kilometers per hour in ten seconds m to reach fuel consumption and four leaders per one hundred kilometers and germany the h. r.v. starts in just under twenty four thousand euros but they can then turns you points out that the market for crossovers is huge with every car maker competing for a slice. of the pint he thinks the chevy is a very substantial vehicle the diesel in his test car had plenty of pep any fish and besides he personally like the touch sensitive controls and the panoramic roof . of all this is new position. but does the h r v have what it
takes to compete in the hard five sector. of the foundry does the model will disappear in the next few years to the contrary he perceives it gaining a foothold in the market cross the was it meant it'll be a. month that our current test in his paper he says the job is a lot like eating chocolate even if your head says you don't really need it it's almost impossible to resist temptation. today temperatures are two below zero celsius but it feels like minus eight she says kind that that might not sound like ideal weather for testing a convertible but honestly who could resist. the mazda m.x. five is one of the few convertibles where you can open the roof in just seconds by hand. and the car has no glove compartment just
a little storage space between the seats. the m.x. five per is the life of the push of a button and classic roadster style it has a six p. manual transmission. the previous generation was released just last year but these cars history stretches back much further than that and it's twenty five years on the market for generations of the popular m x five have sold over a million times across the globe the latest model offers a choice between two. types of gasoline engines. would have a in a says she's testing the smaller version of that it still feels in handles like a true sports car so efficient and compact the little convertible weighs less than a ton. and this is where all its pep and power come
from. moscow says is proprietary active technology has significantly improved efficiency and. the ninety six kilowatt front mid engine makes a particularly sprightly showing at higher speeds with rear wheel drive b.m.x. five can hit one hundred kilometers an hour and eight point three seconds and as a top speed of over two hundred. the japanese car is certainly a joy to look at one of the top is up or down. the front skirts and small spoilers emphasize it sports car qualities while the
sweeping hood and bulging wheel arch fab become trademark features. a compact rear and dual exhaust around operate sleek silhouette. performance white and responsiveness combined to produce a great driving experience the best place to enjoy it is unwinding country lanes. that's one of his favorite features about this version of the m x five is the low slung seats with a green view down the hood of a car and she says it almost feels like the bulges on either side arch all the way . through the car's interior having of the great roadster feeling. the m.x. five offers for different equipment line it's we're testing that top of the line
version of the sports line package puts the r.p.m. gauge at the center of the dash. a range of functions are controlled via a color display commands are fed into the system through the center console. and speakers are integrated into the headrest to ensure a quality sound experience even when the top is down. that's the kind of course in his points out you can't fit a whole lot into this little sports car but on paper at least it should be able to carry one hundred thirty leaders of cargo is that enough for a weekend getaway. the trunk closes at the end makes five has passed its first has for daily use.
but don't forget today's test is taking place in very chilly conditions how does the convertible shape up as transport during the cold time of the year that as the fine is quickly finds the efficiency and for heating which makes even the top down driving an option in winter it's a little drafty she says but still provides a great convertible experience. when it comes to karst the m.x. five is hard to beat in its class in germany the basic model can be had for twenty three thousand us. that means that about all in all in his finds the car is so much fun to drive you'd buy it straight up if you listen to your heart but in this case you might want to listen to your head as well and since the car is just over one point two meters high there's not a lot of room left for that when the top is down. if you're over a meter seventy five in height you should definitely try out the seating before making
up your mind. today our test driver christophe hour is taking an unusual brazilian best seller for a spin v.w. brasilia built in one thousand nine hundred eighty in the fifty's brazil became one of the w.'s most important markets back then the german company only offered two models the beetle and the classic van. even so instead i know ignored both gained access to global markets helping turn volkswagen into the european car maker with the highest turnover. in yacht it was the crew stuff relates the history of v.w. in brazil in one nine hundred fifty three it opened its first foreign plant in brazil and first they built a beetle there which remain would. the most popular car in brazil for decades so popular even that it got its own nickname fusca one of those the classic v.w.
bus also took south america by storm by the late one nine hundred sixty s. word of lighting then had a v.w. doughboys effect and later chairman of the company began initiating new tailored models christophe explains of course the fundamental platform for it all was the good old beetle but as i was trained into not truly dead who to hide it taking. its platform frame and separate buddy technology that was both simple and robust made the practically indestructible v.w. the perfect starting point for developing new models although the way the beetle was constructed was already outdated by the one nine hundred seventy s. the underlying concept would remain vibrant for years to come. because. the i was pushing very clear demands would be made on the new brazilian v.w. christophe explains it would have to be even more practical more efficient and more
spacious than the beetle. it's sad that after forty different prototypes the engineers put together and shamir a combining all the best features a sixteen hundred c.c.'s motor is from the beetle the four segments from a karmann ghia and then mounted a station wagon style body from the v.w. type three on top of the series was launched in one nine hundred seventy three says christophe and was named after the country's capital brasilia this one is in specially good shape he thinks the bag and just left the factory part and once it's got to him at this complex they can tell you at the boy city before they depart that that's good now that they have got out of seattle to have. that first the v.w. brasilia was also available with five doors for tax purposes the fastback model was initially marketed as a small delivery van. bit by bit the new station wagon grew popularity across the continent because
a common stuff notice is that the combined rear engine and drive make the brasilia fairly unstable at high speeds and considering it wasn't easy to reach the cars top speed of one hundred thirty eight kilometers an hour on brazil's dettori is highways that's no big deal. marsha pianka stelly was the one who came up with the brazilians somewhat peculiar design he apparently was inspired by the variance of wolfsburg type three and four station wagon models appropriately called vary it these two had a modern and spacious two box frame that was from self-supporting but mounted just like the beetle. to save it from the ravages of time the previous owner wrapped the interior in plastic not very attractive but effective.
on coming beside me to general idea behind the flashback kristoff thinks is to provide more cargo space and make loading easier but with brasilia that's not really the case where the loading sill is extremely high and there's hardly any space in the truck that's because of the fifty four horsepower air cooled four cylinder box engine with one point six liters displacement is right below orthotic of course and good old beetle style it's not flat but upright with huge fans and that takes up room last hour how. to feed. the v.w. brasilia is certainly not a perfect cup. our owners often complained it has serious rust issues legend has it that even light collisions could cause rusted through four panels to drop out
taking passengers with. thoughts despite these defects kristoff says roughly a million v.w. brazilians were manufactured and sold in brazil over ten years they also spread to mexico and nigeria where the car was kristen ve got and even if the brazilian was always something of a ruling anachronisms buyers could even get it with a one point three ethanol motor towards the end of its production life come on that i could tell with. ethanol is a commonplace alternative to gasoline in brazil today most brazilian vehicles have so-called total flex engines that can handle any mixture of the two fuels regardless from ratio.
in europe the v.w. brazilian has remained a rarity only a few of them can be found in portugal or on the canary islands. if i'll be able as in many ways christo thinks the v.w. brasilia can be considered the final stage of evolution of the beetle concept from the one nine hundred thirty s. in that sense he says it's a milestone a car history. but its predecessor outlived it while the v.w. of brasilia was discontinued in one nine hundred eighty two the beetle continued to be manufactured in brazil until one thousand nine hundred six it was succeeded by the south american take on the gold which remains the most widely sold car on the continent to this day. next time and drive it the bentley been taking it now with a new vehicle. and fun in finland
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