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Will Volkswagen’s future electric cars get a new design? The company is preparing to change the chief designer

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Volkswagen electric vehicles are significantly different from their counterparts with internal combustion engines, not only technically, but also in design. And if someone does not like the new style of the company, then perhaps the latest news from the bowels of the automotive giant will please them.

The Volkswagen brand will get a new chief designer. Jozef Kaban will leave his post, and Andreas Mindt, who is now Bentley’s chief designer, will allegedly take his place.

Will Volkswagen's future electric cars get a new design?  The company is preparing to change the chief designer

The changes should come into effect on February 1st. The boar will allegedly leave its place because the company’s CEO Thomas Schäfer was dissatisfied with the design of the ID.2 electric car. Actually, Mindt will have to revise this design, but it is not clear how drastically.

As for Kaban, he will not be fired, but other tasks will be found, but there is no data yet on which ones.

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8 seats, 8-speed “automatic”, 345 hp, all-wheel drive and maximum attention to detail. Mazda CX-90 flagship crossover unveiled

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Mazda, after a series of detailed video teasers, has finally officially unveiled its flagship crossover CX-90. True, there are no details about the cost and some of the technical parameters yet (in particular, the power reserve is not reported), but there are plenty of official images, and there is data on power plants.

8 seats, 8-speed

The CX-90 has become the most powerful crossover of the brand – in the top version under the hood, an in-line six-cylinder engine with a volume of 3.3 liters, a power of 345 hp and a torque of 500 Nm will be registered. True, even this version, in fact, is a hybrid. The so-called “mild” hybrid includes a 48-volt starter-alternator that provides the start-stop system.

8 seats, 8-speed

The second option is a rechargeable hybrid with a 2.5 engine, a 17.8 kWh traction battery and an electric motor. The power of the power plant is 327 hp, the torque is the same 500 Nm. Cruising range on pure electricity – 48 km.

8 seats, 8-speed

Both power plants are combined with an 8-speed “automatic” and all-wheel drive.

A feature of the Mazda CX-90 is the Kinematic Posture Control (KPC) system, which brakes the rear inner wheel in a turn, thereby improving handling. As for the chassis of the crossover, there is a spring suspension with double wishbones in front, and multi-link in the back.

8 seats, 8-speed

The car received adaptive cruise control, all-round visibility systems, blind spot monitoring, lane control and traffic sign recognition.

8 seats, 8-speed

In terms of design (both exterior and interior), there are no revelations: we can say that the CX-90 is a scaled CX-60. By the way, Mazda did not reveal the dimensions of the new flagship, but in any case it should be no less than the CX-9, otherwise 8 seats in the cabin would not fit in any way. However, the three-row CX-90 can be seven or even six-seater.

8 seats, 8-speed

Mazda focuses on the fact that the interior is made with great attention to detail, and natural veneer, aluminum, and Nappa leather are used in its design.

8 seats, 8-speed

8 seats, 8-speed
8 seats, 8-speed

At the base of the CX-90 is a virtual instrument panel, USB-C ports for all passengers (including the third row) and an ultra-wide screen media system with a diagonal of 10.25 inches. The more expensive versions have a 12.3-inch screen. The list of options includes three-zone climate control, Bose acoustics, a projection display, and a panoramic roof.

8 seats, 8-speed

Sales of the CX-90 in the US will start in a few months. Prices have not yet been announced, but it is expected that the cost will be in the range of 40 to 60 thousand dollars.

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334 hp, consumption of 4.95 liters per 100 km and body shape like the Audi A7. Changan UNI-V iDD economical liftback launched in China

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Dealers in China have Changan UNI-V iDD liftbacks, prices have also been announced: from 22,000 to 27,400 dollars. Inexpensive, given that we are not talking about the usual gasoline version, but about an economical hybrid.

334 hp, consumption of 4.95 liters per 100 km and body shape like the Audi A7.  Changan UNI-V iDD economical liftback launched in China

The UNI-V iDD is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine with 167 hp. and an electric motor of exactly the same power – 167 hp. Only the torque of the internal combustion engine is 260 Nm, and that of the electric motor is 330 Nm. Up to 100 km / h, the car accelerates in 6.5 seconds, and the maximum speed is 220 km.

334 hp, consumption of 4.95 liters per 100 km and body shape like the Audi A7.  Changan UNI-V iDD economical liftback launched in China

334 hp, consumption of 4.95 liters per 100 km and body shape like the Audi A7.  Changan UNI-V iDD economical liftback launched in China

UNI-V iDD is not an ordinary hybrid, but a rechargeable one. The capacity of the traction battery is 18.4 kWh, the car can drive up to 100 km on pure electricity, and the range of a fully charged and fueled car is 1010 km (consumption – 4.95 liters per 100 km), and this seems to be true.

334 hp, consumption of 4.95 liters per 100 km and body shape like the Audi A7.  Changan UNI-V iDD economical liftback launched in China

The UNI-V iDD is notable for its body shape similar to the Audi A7. This is a mid-size liftback: dimensions are 4695 x 1838 x 1435 mm with a wheelbase of 2750 mm.

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5-meter 500-horsepower all-wheel drive sedan with a power reserve of 666 km. In China, they are preparing to introduce the Feifan F7

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In China, on February 5, the official premiere of the Feifan F7 electric sedan (the Feifan brand belongs to SAIC) will take place, but the main parameters are already known, and they look interesting.

5-meter 500-horsepower all-wheel drive sedan with a power reserve of 666 km.  In China, they are preparing to introduce the Feifan F7

For example, Feifan F7 will be available both with a conventional traction battery and with a removable one. Not all manufacturers of electric vehicles in China offer this.

5-meter 500-horsepower all-wheel drive sedan with a power reserve of 666 km.  In China, they are preparing to introduce the Feifan F7

The basic version of the sedan will be rear-wheel drive, with a 294 hp engine. and a power reserve of 600 km. The top version will receive a power plant with two motors with a total power of 498 hp. and a power reserve of 666 km.

5-meter 500-horsepower all-wheel drive sedan with a power reserve of 666 km.  In China, they are preparing to introduce the Feifan F7

Feifan F7 dimensions – 5000 x 1953 x 1494 mm, wheelbase length – 3000 mm. The peculiarity of the interior of the car is a “digital dressing table”: three screens on the front panel. It is reported that the car will receive a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 SoC and a proprietary RISING OS.

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