Crossover Volvo XC40 will Acquire new Hybrid Engines
May 17, 2020 at 8:44 pm #192599CrissParticipant
One of the options for the hybrid motor has become new, and the other line has been slightly revised.
Swedish manufacturer Volvo is actively developing and producing hybrid versions of its cars. One of the main in this direction is the compact crossover XC40. Some modifications with hybrid engines have been revised. Information about this appeared on Saturday, May 9.
One of the new products is the plug-in hybrid motor XC40 Recharge T4, which has less power. It is based on a 1.5-liter engine with a power of 129 hp. and an electric motor with a return of 82 hp Only on the electric version will such a vehicle be able to cover 45 kilometers through the WLTP cycle.
The price of such a car will be 43,995 euros (about 3.5 million rubles). This is immediately 3,500 euros (278 thousand rubles) less than the more powerful option.
A crossover with such a motor will be offered immediately in two trim levels – Expression and R-Design Expression. Among the functions, the basic version includes LED optics, a full set of security assistants and alloy 18-inch wheels with an original design. At the same time, Volvo slightly changed the line of T5 engines – the number of trim levels was reduced. The most budget modification has disappeared to emphasize the difference between the T4 and T5. Now the least powerful version of the T5 has a return of 276 hp. at 440 Nm of torque.
Audi will receive a new multimedia system that pays for toll roads
The American office of Audi spoke on Tuesday, May 12, about the features of the new infotainment system MIB 3. It should be installed on most cars in the fall of 2020.
Thus, the owner of the car in 2021 will be able to use the Amazon Alexa assistant, the marketplace of applications and myAudi services just like car auction services carzaamin.com/auction, as well as a hybrid radio and an integrated transponder that will pay for toll roads.
The MIB 3 infotainment system is running a Linux-based OS. Its operating speed is 10 times higher than MIB 2, which enabled the corporation to expand the list of offered functions.
The infotainment complex, in particular, has a WiFi access point, an LTE Advanced Pro modem and an integrated transponder for toll American and Canadian roads. The transponder, which was developed jointly with Gentex, is built into the cabin mirror and can be controlled through the main screen.
May 19, 2020 at 5:14 pm #192611leo5121472313Participant
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