Power reserve 520 km, four-wheel drive, 295 hp and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds by Volkswagen. ID.5 and ID.5 GTX electric crossovers enter production
Volkswagen began production of the ID.5 and ID.5 GTX electric crossovers unveiled last fall at the Zwickau plant, which has been converted to produce electric vehicles. For this purpose, approximately 1.2 billion euros have been invested in it since 2018.
This year, Volkswagen’s electric vehicles will be assembled at factories in Emden (ID.4), Hanover (ID.Buzz) and Chattanooga (ID.4). Volkswagen has laid the groundwork for 2022 production of 1.2 million electric vehicles based on the MEB platform at its facilities in Europe, the US and China, Volkswagen said in a statement.
The new Volkswagen ID.5 coupe-crossover and the sporty ID.5 GTX are built on the modular MEB platform. The Volkswagen ID.5 will be powered by a 174 hp electric motor on the rear axle, while the ID.5 GTX is equipped with an all-wheel drive system – two electric motors mounted on the front and rear axles. The electric car is equipped with a traction battery with a capacity of 77 kWh, the power reserve reaches 520 km. Fast charging power can reach 135 kW.
The older version of the Volkswagen ID.5 GTX has three 295 hp electric motors. and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds.
By 2030, at least 70% of all Volkswagen sales in Europe are expected to come from electric vehicles.
33-inch 9K screen and 1400-watt AKG speakers in a premium sedan. 2023 Cadillac CT6 unveiled
Cadillac introduced the flagship Cadillac CT6 sedan of the new generation, and also announced its pricing policy.
The Omega rear-wheel drive platform is retained in the new generation. The car received a body with dimensions of 5223 x 1890 x 1473 mm with a wheelbase of 3109 mm. The car received a spring suspension with adaptive dampers.
The exterior of the new Cadillac CT6 differs from the previous one with a modernized radiator grille, other optics and new horizontal direction indicators.
The interior is upholstered in Nappa leather with stitching, quilting and perforations. The car features dark ash wood and metallic accents, a 33-inch 9K curved screen, 1400W AKG audio speakers and 26-color ambient lighting.
The new Cadillac CT6 is equipped with a 2.0-liter petrol turbo engine that produces 237 hp. and 350 Nm of torque, paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission.
In China, the price starts at $50,000.
“A turning point in the history of motorsport and a cornerstone of the Bentley legend” – 1923 24 Hours of Le Mans car sold for $3.7 million
Kidston SA sold a 1922 Bentley 3 Liter convertible for about $3.7 million. Kidston calls it “one of the most historically significant British cars”.
It is the first Bentley (and the first British car) to compete in the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans, which took place exactly one hundred years ago, in 1923.
The Bentley 3 Litre (Chassis 141) took fourth place at Le Mans as early as May 1923, but cemented the brand’s status as a serious competitor. Moreover, the car glorified Bentley and spurred brand sales.
The car was driven by Bentley dealer John Duff, who covered 3,350 km and set 38 international records. The Bentley 3 Liter engine has about 70 hp. and allows you to accelerate to 136 km / h.
“This Bentley is more than just an old car, it is a turning point in motorsport history and the cornerstone of the Bentley legend,” said Simon Kidston, founder of Kidston, who brokered the recent deal.
Huawei and Seres cars turn out to be super bestsellers: 100,000 cars produced in 15 months
On the evening of May 27, the Seres Liangjiang Smart Factory hosted the launch ceremony for the 100,000th Aito vehicle. Zhang Xinghai, Chairman of Seres Group, and Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei Terminal BG, attended the gala event.
Zhang Xinghai said that Aito has completed the production of 100,000 vehicles in just 15 months and has become the fastest growing brand of new energy vehicles. He added that Huawei is an important software product integrator in the Seres automotive industry network, and the two sides engage in joint design and joint marketing services.
Aito vehicles use many Huawei components and technologies, such as electric motors, electronic control systems, automotive mechanisms, and intelligent driving.
Since the start of the joint business cooperation in 2021, Seres Automobile and Huawei have jointly launched various Aito models: Aito Wenjie M5 EV/EREV and Aito Wenjie M7 EREV.
As of April 2023, Aito has sold 92,485 vehicles, including about 80% hybrids and 20% electric vehicles. Sales of the Aito Wenjie M5 were 66,138 vehicles and the Wenjie M7 was 26,347 vehicles.
In February this year, Seres and Huawei signed a joint business development agreement, announcing a common business goal of achieving 1 million production and sales of new energy vehicles in 2026.
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