The BMW Group is pushing the appeal of electric motoring to ever greater heights on the back of its unstinting research and development work. And the latest fruits of its labour are new high-voltage batteries, which significantly increase the operating range of purely electrically powered BMW i cars.
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The all-new Kia e-Niro is the first fully electric crossover utility vehicle produced by Kia. With a range of 301 miles on the WLTP combined cycle, the all-electric e-Niro combines driving enjoyment, eye-catching design, crossover utility and a zero-emissions powertrain – to create one of the most capable electric vehicles on-sale worldwide.
With more than 15 million sales under its belt, the BMW 3 Series Saloon has enjoyed a superb reputation both for its quality and supreme handling in the premium midsize segment for more than 40 years and now, the seventh-generation model, raises the bar even higher.
Groupe Renault chose the Paris Motor Show to unveil EZ-ULTIMO, its futuristic robo-vehicle concept that offers an autonomous, electric, connected and shared mobility service solution. Available on-demand for a single trip, for an hour or for a day, it caters for people looking to enhance a special moment through a private trip in a city, a premium tourist experience or businesses looking to offer premium journey services to its clients.
Peugeot will be presenting its vision for the future of driving at next week’s Paris Motor Show, with the 100 per cent autonomous, electric, customisable and connected Peugeot e-LEGEND CONCEPT. The concept’s style re-interprets the major themes of the 504 Coupé with a “lightweight, athletic and chiselled shape”. The cab is arched towards the back with broad glazed surfaces, while the front and rear signature lights repeat the three, trade-mark claws.
The BMW Group chose the Paris Motor Show to present its Concept X2 model – a new addition to the compact segment with a distinctive design that stands apart from that of the other X models and also draws on the BMW Group’s history of coupe-making. The result is a compact concept exuding urban sporting appeal.
The new fourth generation Kia Rio made its world debut in Paris today and promises to offer B-segment buyers a compelling package – designed and engineered to appeal to more people than ever before.
Audi’s popular Q5 model is to be replaced by an all-new successor that made its world debut at the Paris Motor Show. Its ground-up rework brings with it an intense focus on connectivity, driver assistance, aeroacoustics and driving dynamics.
The new Ampera-e electric car, premiered at the Paris Motor Show today, will be evaluated in the UK by Vauxhall with the possibility of right-hand-drive models being produced in a future generation.