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News of the week
Double revolution for the new generation BMW X2. Firstly, and like the But also and above all, it abandons its profile of a compact and muscular little adventurer for that of an SUV cut in the purest house tradition.
Illustration of the next DS model
A new DS product is on the horizon. In addition to the DS 4 which, like its cousin the Peugeot 308, will succumb once and for all to the electricity fairy with a new zero-emission variant next year, DS will also have a new product in 2024. to introduce us. It could be the 100% electric replacement for the DS 7 or a new model which could take the name DS 5.
The roadster with retractable hard roof Copen made you salivate in the 2000s, you will certainly like the Vision Copen concept. For its third generation, it returns to the curves of the first version. To see this showcar up close, you will have to travel to Tokyo where the Motor Show opens its doors on October 26. Moreover, this model is not planned for us, the brand belonging to the Toyota group having left French territory ten years ago.
Electrification is intensifying at Kia. This week, the Korean brand presented no less than three models. The production version of the EV5 which will be a competitor to the Peugeot e-3008. But also two concepts faithfully foreshadowing two future vehicles: an urban SUV which will be called EV3 and a sedan which will be called EV4.
Illustration of the next Mazda MX-5
Like almost all vehicles, and despite its status as a light, pleasure car which seems ill-suited to this, the famous Miata will succumb to the sirens of electrification. However, we don’t really know what awaits us. Will it become a 100% electric model and take on the MG Cyberster or keep things simple with hybridization that isn’t too heavy? We should know more shortly. In terms of looks, it could try to imitate the first of all, the MX-5 NA for short.
This is not the Mercedes novelty of the year. And this for many reasons. On the one hand, we are talking about a restyled model, therefore not something new strictly speaking. On the other hand, it is a sporting variant which is only aimed at a small segment of the population. Finally, the penalty, which is already particularly dissuasive in 2023, should be quite simply discouraging next year. But there is something for all budgets, after all!
Illustration of the future Grand Captur
The Scenic has become a zero-emission SUV and you don’t see yourself going all-electric yet. Space has certainly shrunk, but it is still too big and too expensive for you. The next Grand Captur could be for you. Yes, like the Modus that it replaced in 2013, the Captur will soon split into an extended variant. And the latter could well meet the success that the Grand Modus never had.
Interior of the Kardian
We warned you, the news has revolved a lot around Renault this week. The tease for its new urban SUV reserved for South American markets continues. We were thus able to discover the interior look of this future model.
Illustration of the future Renault Morphoz
Renault has not yet completed its “Renaulution”. Most of the new features announced at the presentation of this strategic plan in early 2021 have been presented, there are still a few remaining. The zero-emission R5 and 4L in particular, but also the large electric SUV Morphoz. Vehicle which would be to the Scenic what the Rafale is to the Austral, its long and “luxurious” version.
Softening of the Euro 7 anti-pollution standard validated by parliamentarians, retreat of certain metropolises on their anti-car policies, gradual drop in second-hand prices and multiplication of operations at cost price at the pump… the news is rather positive in recent times time for motorists. In terms of new features, please note that pleasure vehicles have not been forgotten.
Sportiness, but differently
Yes, there will be a few more models with a dynamic trend in the years to come. It is clear, however, that the concept of sportsmanship is changing. Two of the strong-willed vehicles presented this week are SUVs. Yes, SUV sometimes now rhymes with sportiness, at least on paper. The new BMW X2 looks more athletic than ever with its coupe SUV profile. As for the competitor Mercedes, it is not abandoning its GLA doped with amphetamines. The first cited has been completely revised, the second only in part. The latest pleasure model par excellence, the Mazda MX-5 will be electrified for its next version.
Still plenty of Renaults to come
This brand has been the subject of numerous articles in recent days, it is Renault. Arkana, electric Mégane, Austral, Rafale or even the new Scenic… the Diamond brand is not stopping at the moment. And we’re not going to stop him in his tracks. On the program for our slideshow this Saturday, 3 upcoming models, therefore 2 well planned for the French market.
Also read on Auto-Moto.com:
Citroën C3: some details revealed before its presentation on October 17
New Opel Corsa test: the future in the Vizor
Renault Austral vs Honda ZR-V : attaque frontale
To sum up
Like every week, let’s take a few minutes together to take stock of the essential news of recent days.
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