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Lexus, are you there too? The company will use the steering wheel, like Tesla

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Lexus has unveiled the 2023 RZ 450e crossover, which takes inspiration from the 2023 Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra but adds a range of new technologies and luxury accessories to the mix.

The newly developed High Performance Electronic Axle (eAxle) system includes a 150kW front motor and an 80kW rear unit. The battery with a capacity of 71.4 kWh should provide a power reserve of 360 km.

The Lexus RZ will come with a helm-shaped steering wheel connected to the new exclusive Steer by Wire system. It is worth noting that Tesla has already implemented a steering wheel of this shape, for which it has been criticized by reviewers and users.

Lexus, are you there too?  The company will use the steering wheel, like Tesla

The car, in addition to the unusual steering wheel design, will also have a lowered instrument panel to increase driver engagement and awareness of the surroundings. The new steering system does away with the mechanical link between steering and wheel in favor of an electrical signal relay. Lexus claims that Steer by Wire cancels out non-essential vibrations from tires and brakes, thereby passing only vital data, such as road information, to the steering system.

The vehicle is based on the e-TNGA platform, Lexus’ first electric vehicle platform developed in collaboration with Toyota and Subaru. The Lexus RZ will also receive the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 package, which includes a Pre-Collision system that sends a warning if the driver is distracted to avoid a crash. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control uses automatic braking based on the attention of the driver and the distance to a nearby vehicle. Lane Departure Warning activates the steering assist while the emergency stop system activates the hazard warning lights.

Lexus, are you there too?  The company will use the steering wheel, like Tesla

Buyers will also be able to choose between three interior color options: Orange, Palomino and Dapple Grey/Black. The company has not yet revealed pricing for the new Lexus RZ.

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Mazda is preparing another flagship seven-seater crossover. Mazda CX-80 will receive an in-line 6-cylinder engine

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Mazda is preparing another flagship seven seater crossover Mazda CX 80 will

Mazda just a few days ago declassified the CX-90 crossover – and now the web has already appeared details about the next flagship model, the CX-80.

Mazda is preparing another flagship seven-seater crossover.  Mazda CX-80 will receive an in-line 6-cylinder engine

If the CX-90 is the flagship, how can the CX-80 be the flagship? It’s simple: the CX-90 is a model for the US market, but the CX-80 will be the top model in Japan and Europe. He, as the name implies, will replace the CX-8. The CX-80 will be 4950mm long and the new model will be 25mm longer, 45mm wider and 10mm taller than the CX-8. Inside there will be three rows of seats.

The base for the CX-80 will be a 2.5-liter gasoline four-cylinder engine. There will also be a 3.3L inline-six diesel engine, a “mild” diesel hybrid and a plug-in hybrid powertrain borrowed from the CX-4.

The premiere of the Mazda CX-80 is expected this fall.

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This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds. Zeekr X quality images

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This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km h

The Chinese resource Autohome has published high-quality images of the Zeekr X compact electric crossover (Zeekr brand is owned by Geeky). It will be the brand’s third model after the Zeekr 001 premium hatchback and the Zeekr 009 minivan.

This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds.  Zeekr X quality images

The Zeekr X has some things in common with the Zeekr 001, but in general the crossover has received an individual look. Of the features – the absence of door handles, frameless windows, “muscular” sidewalls and a straightened roofline for more headroom for rear passengers.

This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds.  Zeekr X quality images

This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds.  Zeekr X quality images

The Zeekr X will be based on the Geely SEA (Sustainable Experience Architecture) platform, which is also used by Volvo. Despite its compactness (dimensions – 4450 x 1836 x 1572 mm), the car will be quite spacious inside, as the wheelbase is 2750 mm long. For comparison, the current Hyundai Santa Fe with a length of 4785 mm has a wheelbase of 2765 mm.

This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds.  Zeekr X quality images

This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds.  Zeekr X quality images
This Geely crossover can accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds.  Zeekr X quality images

What will be the traction batteries and electric motors – one can only guess for now, but Geely has already officially announced that the Zeekr X will accelerate to 100 km / h in 3 seconds.

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Chery’s latest flagship. Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

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Cherys latest flagship Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

Chery has published official photos of the flagship crossover Chery Tiggo 9 in white, which is undergoing winter testing.

Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

Despite the fact that the formal presentation of the novelty has not yet taken place, the company has already revealed almost all the details about the car, which will become Chery’s largest crossover.

Dimensions Chery Tiggo 9 will be 4780 x 1920 x 1700 mm with a wheelbase of 2800 mm. He will receive a large radiator grille with vertical slats, retractable door handles, parking sensors on the front and rear bumpers, a solid rear lamp.

Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

Salon can be 5-and 7-seater. Chery compares the interior of the Tiggo 9 to that of a Mercedes-Benz. The car will receive a dual screen, consisting of a 12.3-inch full-featured instrument panel and a 12.3-inch central control screen. The new car will be equipped with a steering wheel with touch buttons, an electronic gearshift mechanism, an independent climate control system for rear passengers, heated rear seats, side vents, a rear sun visor and other options.

Chery Tiggo 9 will be equipped with two types of motors. The 254 hp SQRF4J20 is installed in the Tiggo 8, Tiggo 8 Pro and Tiggo 8 Plus. The second motor, numbered SQRF4J20C, has a power of 261 hp. and installs Exeed TXL, VX and LX.

Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live
Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live
Chery's latest flagship.  Huge crossover Chery Tiggo 9 showed live

In China, the car will go on sale in May at a price of $21,800.

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