ON February 9, Audi unveiled its future in the form of an all-new full-electric high-performance four-door sports coupé, the e-tron GT quattro. The new vehicle sparkles with the shine of the company’s now famous tagline Vorsprung Durch Technik, or as translated into English, ‘Progress through technology’.
There is plenty of significant technology on display in the e-tron GT staring with its ultimate nod to the future, the transition to battery electric propulsion. Quattro means all-wheel drive for Audi and the system has also evolved for electrification. Rather than the traditional methods of routing engine power to all four wheels via mechanical transfer cases and differentials, the e-tron GT quattro drives all its wheels with electric all-wheel drive. Two electric motors sit at each axle, one in front, the other in rear. They combine to give the vehicle 476 horsepower and 464.7 lb/ft of torque. In boost mode torque rises to 472 lb/ft and horsepower to 530 for a maximum of 2.5 seconds. This sends the e-tron GT Quattro to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 245 km/h.Read more
On February 16 this year, Porsche debuted the seventh generation of the 911 GT3 model to the worldwide press.
“This was the biggest, most complex, and most demanding GT project so far,” said Andreas Preuninger, director GT product line — Porsche, at the virtual launch.Read more
The Comfortable Runabout Vehicle or Compact Recreational Vehicle (CR-V), depending on which country you are in, has been a hit since its inception in 1995, when Honda decided to introduce their first SUV to the market. It had only one trim level, with a high ground clearance, a roomy interior and a reliable 2-litre engine. In short order, the vehicle grew in popularity and now we are at the fifth generation.
I made no qualms about my dislike of the rear design of the fourth generation, as I felt like the design language for the front and back were different. So, naturally, I was pleasantly surprised by the design of the current model.Read more
The Honda Accord, which started production in 1976, has steadily grown into the hearts of drivers over the years. In the late ‘90s, before the SUV craze, this was the vehicle for upper management, as it had the space and exuded class.
Currently, in its 10th generation, starting in 2017, the Accord is still fighting the good battle in the shrinking sedan market. This iteration is a bit broader and comes with a longer wheelbase than the previous one.Read more
Gone are the days when car buyers had to settle for one type of car, especially when it comes to SUVs. Kia as a global brand maintains that a car should represent the owner and the possibilities should be endless. That’s why the brand’s car designs have shifted and evolved over the years, creating sleeker models, and packing more space and technology into each. Kia has an impressive line of SUVs that give the competition a run for their money and the introduction of the all-new 2021 Sonet, a compact SUV, to the Jamaican market means customers will have even more thrilling travel experiences to look forward to.Read more
The Kia Sorento has always been knocking on the door of the upscale, luxury, sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment. For 2021, it kicks that door wide open and cements itself as a viable contender above its Asian rivals and German contemporaries.
This begins with fresh sheet metal that screams opulence at every angle. There’s only so much that can be done with an SUV’s boxy practical shape, but Kia makes the Sorento stand out with bold creases and sharp muscular lines. The brand’s tiger nose grille gets a futuristic update flacked by dramatic LED headlights. In the rear the vertical lighting hints at Kia’s cat-like design philosophy. Opt for the higher trims and larger 20-inch wheels are available for even more stunning looks.Read more
Kia unveils new logo and global brand slogan to ignite its bold transformation for the future
Kia has revealed its new corporate logo and global brand slogan that signify the automaker’s bold transformation and all-new brand purpose. The introduction of the new logo represents Kia’s ambitions to establish a leadership position in the future mobility industry by revamping nearly all facets of its business.
The logo is a symbol of Kia’s new brand purpose and the values it promises to offer customers through future products and services, and the experiences these enable. Kia seals its brand promise by developing the new logo to resemble a handwritten signature. The rhythmical, unbroken line of the logo conveys Kia’s commitment to bringing moments of inspiration, while its symmetry demonstrates confidence. The rising gestures of the logo embody Kia’s rising ambitions for the brand, and, more importantly, what it offers customers.Read more
Commercial buyers are captive to a different set of rules when it comes to their vehicle purchase concerns. Emotions are put aside for hard, cold numbers related to costs. Terms like return on investment and words such as downtime, efficiency, productivity are all banded about when it comes to a final decision for the check to be issued. Having won two awards in the inaugural 2021 What Car? Van Awards, including Best Overall Van, the 2020 VW Crafter Van puts forward a great case to be a positive addition to any fleet.Read more