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Cars Autocar confidential: Volvo's XC40 prophecy, Audi's favourite E-tron and more

02:25  10 december  2019
02:25  10 december  2019 Source:   autocar.co.uk

Volvo’s first EV will run native Android

  Volvo’s first EV will run native Android The electric XC40 SUV will be unveiled next weekThat means the new electric XC40 will come with features and apps like Google Assistant and Google Maps built in, with no need for an Android smartphone. The SUV’s infotainment system will also have access to the Play Store, allowing owners to download apps that Google’s approved for automotive use.

Audi design boss Marc Lichte would pick the E - tron Sportback over the E - tron . Henrik Green, Volvo ' s technical chief, “would not be surprised” if demand for the new XC 40 Recharge EV exceeds the firm’ s battery supply capacity “even though we have sourced more than we could dream about three

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In this week's round-up of automotive gossip, we chat plug-ins with Nissan and hear from Audi's design boss on E-trons, Mercedes commits to Renault and friends and more.

Revealed: Britain’s favourite alternative to Uber

  Revealed: Britain’s favourite alternative to Uber Stats reveal Addison Lee is the most searched-for alternative taxi service to Uber, with more than twice the online traffic of rivals. The post Revealed: Britain’s favourite alternative to Uber appeared first on Motoring Research.

Follow @@ autocar . The flexible architecture of Audi ’ s forthcoming electric E - tron models offers multiple drive configurations. Bentley wants the car to appeal to new, younger customers. How? Brandlhuber said: “This car with its style and new technology will make it more attractive.”

This is the Volvo XC 40 . Unlike most manufacturers, Volvo has gone with a fresh and different design for their latest small SUV, rather This is the Volvo XC 40 . Electric Engine PRODUCTION - Audi e - tron MOTOR - Продолжительность: 15:21 GommeBlog.it: Car & Performance 1 312 361 просмотр.

PHEV Juke nuked

Despite the second-gen Renault Captur offering a plug-in hybrid, the same can’t be said for the new Nissan Juke, which is built on the same platform thanks to the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Nissan bosses refused to confirm a plug-in hybrid variant, questioning whether Juke customers would be willing to pay for the technology. The car is engineered to accept electrification, so a parallel hybrid system could be brought in from Japan.

Lichte picks Sportback; snubs E-tron

Audi design boss Marc Lichte would pick the E-tron Sportback over the E-tron. He said: “I have a big respect for BMW for coming up with the idea to combine a coupé with an SUV but, honestly, I don’t like it. We thought ‘how can we do this in a very attractive way?’ and you will see the E-tron Sportback [is the result]. I love it. We took the bottom part of the E-tron, cut the roofline and add the A7 roof. Very simple.”

Audi E-tron offers more range with upgrade

  Audi E-tron offers more range with upgrade Technical improvements for electric SUV bring more miles per charge, while S line trim is addedThe upgrade means the range-topping E-tron 55 quattro can now travel 270.9 miles on the WLTP test cycle from a single charge, 20 more than the rival Mercedes-Benz EQC.

Audi A9 e - tron production confirmed. Audi ' s new luxury saloon is set to have three electric motors, a 300-mile-plus range and sophisticated self-driving Further similarities between the Q6 e - tron and A9 e - tron are expected in the drivetrain. The Q6 e - tron will use three electric motors — one up front

Audi E - tron now revealed: full details here. Peugeot SUVs He said: “I want to be stable and consistent, not producing six more SUVs.” To learn more about how we use the information you provide to us please see our Full Privacy Notice.

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In demand (probably): Volvo's XC40 Recharge

Henrik Green, Volvo's technical chief, “would not be surprised” if demand for the new XC40 Recharge EV exceeds the firm’s battery supply capacity “even though we have sourced more than we could dream about three years ago”. Green said Volvo has a production plan to meet its target of 50% of sales being EVs by 2025.

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Mercedes dumps Twingo but won't go

Mercedes remains committed to its alliance with Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi. Its decision to sell a stake in Smart to Geely has signalled an eventual end of the joint venture to develop Smart cars and the Renault Twingo. But CEO Ola Källenius said: “The plan remains to co-operate wherever we see win-win situations for both sides.”

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The Volvo XC 40 . The compact, urban SUV that’ s big on innovation. With expressive design, ingenious storage and smart technology. Influenced by product design, street fashion and popular culture, the XC 40 is the compact SUV that shows Volvo Cars design at its most playful and progressive.

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