The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross radiates its own character in the selection of city SUVs with its own accents. An almost usual, powerful radiator grille is emphasized by narrow LED lamps, strong lines and planks on the sides emphasize the wedge shape and large-format 18-inch wheels let it roll calmly on its everyday use. The current Eclipse is striking and unmistakable. We drove it in the winter test as a plug-in hybrid.
The exterior of the new generation of the Golf 8 is only slightly renewed, but the inner values reveal an interesting driving experience with a completely new technical concept and a digitized cockpit. With the current disruptions in the vehicle market, the revolutionary external conditions caused by the global corona pandemic and the resulting changing world of work, the transformed Golf from the last century is currently still one of the few constants in the automotive world.
From January 2022, the regulations for state funding for plug-in hybrids in Germany will be significantly tightened. This primarily affects the large and heavy SUV models with a range of less than 60 kilometers. In order to continue receiving financial support from the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA), plug-in hybrids with approval from January 2022 must extend their electric range to 60 kilometers. The plug-in SUV as a company car is particularly popular because of the subsidies for new acquisitions and ... Continue reading "Volvo responds to BAFA requirements
In 2017, Volkswagen presented the ID.Crozz SUV as a concept vehicle. According to the brand management board Ulbrich, the ID.4 is to become a global SUV project: "A real world car that we will produce and sell not only in Europe, but also in China and the USA." ID.4 is to come onto the market as a carbon-neutral vehicle.
After large-format SUV models, Volvo has also equipped the more compact XC40 with a plug-in hybrid drive. With a market share in Germany of 1,8% for new registrations in Germany in the first half of 2020, customers are primarily focusing on the XC models. The SUV is still an unbroken trend in the automotive market.
The Passat as a typical station wagon in the luxury class is familiar in everyday life. The current version B8 was given a facelift for the model year. The modifications relate to the body, the engines and new equipment variants. Like its predecessors, the Passat is primarily in demand as a means of transport, field service vehicle and large-format station wagon. The plug-in hybrid has potential for long tours, a test on long journeys shows the wide range of possible uses. The PHEV modes at a glance The GTE ... Continue reading "Passat GTE 2020 - a huge number of modes