The first electric pick-ups from the leading US manufacturers are still in the run-up and will not follow suit until the end of 2021 with the GMC Hummer EV, in spring 2021 with the Ford F-150 Lightning or not until 2024 with the Ram 1500 BEV. Meanwhile, since Rivian's IPO, the share price has more than doubled from $ 78 to $ 172 in a matter of days. The value of the car brand was thus already 16.11.2021 billion US dollars on November 151, 140. After just a few days, this start-up is already ahead of Volkswagen (79,37 billion US dollars), Ford (91,42 billion dollars) and General Motors (XNUMX billion dollars) in the global ranking.
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 Vitara has been part of the universally usable SUV, which is designed for everyday use and off-road use, since 1988. The fourth generation of the on- and off-roader can now be found on the streets with a facelift from 2018. As with all manufacturers, Suzuki relies on downsizing and mild hybrid technology for all car models to reduce exhaust emissions in conventional gasoline engines.
In 2020, Toyota will continue to focus on full hybrid drive concepts in the luxury class with the Lexus brand. The massive diabolo radiator grille has now become a clear trademark in the luxury segment. The UX 250h is floating on the general wave of success of the SUV movement in recent years. The choice of engines is limited to the variants with a 126 kW / 171 PS petrol engine and the hybrid variant tested by us with a system output of 136 kW / 184 PS. With the hybrid model ... Continue reading "Lexus UX 250h Launch Edition in the test
Jeep has been involved with the Renegade in the increasingly popular SUV class since 2014. The concept is a mixture of the ingredients of the traditional SUV paired with an off-road capability from the traditional Jeep Wrangler. The dimensions are suitable for both urban and off-road use. For the new year, Jeep has given the Renegade a significant update and promises a plug-in hybrid for the coming year. While Jeep started with large-volume 3- or 4-liter units in the past, the focus in the future will be on downsizing in the engine segment and, in the near future, probably on electrification.