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5 important car news in November: Pathfinder, Range Rover and others


A luxury British SUV, a large German premium sedan and family crossovers from Japan and South Korea will soon reach recently

Photo: Land Rover

The world’s largest automakers are experiencing serious problems with parts shortages, leading to regular plant shutdowns, a shortage of cars in dealerships and higher prices. However, the crisis does not prevent companies from releasing new models. A wide range of vehicles have debuted since early November, from luxury SUVs and large premium sedans to traditional family crossovers. What’s more, soon everyone should get to lately.

Range Rover

The fifth-generation Range Rover SUV has become the main novelty of the global automotive industry in the premium segment. Despite the outward resemblance to its predecessor, the body was completely designed from scratch. Thanks to well-thought-out aerodynamics, the SUV has a very low drag coefficient by the standards of the class – 0.30. In addition, Range Rover is built on the all-new MLA-Flex flexible platform, originally developed for all-electric vehicles. Its main features are low weight, high strength, rear steerable wheels and active anti-roll bars on an electric transmission.

For the first time in history, an SUV with a three-row cab will be available: a seven-seat modification is planned for the long-wheelbase version of the model. In addition, inside is a new infotainment system with a huge 13.1-inch display with haptic feedback. It is already known that recently the new Range Rover will be offered with a "six" 3.0-liter diesel engine with a capacity of 249 and 350 horsepower. At the top of the range will be a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine developing 530 hp and 800 Nm of torque. All engines in the new Range Rover, as before, are aggregated with an eight-speed automatic from ZF.

Nissan Pathfinder

The new Nissan Pathfinder debuted in February, but the other day it became known that the first batch of cars for the current market left the assembly line of the American plant in Izmir. Along with the change of generations, the Pathfinder has become more like a large SUV with a chassis structure than a familiar crossover. At the same time, major changes took place in the interior: a solid sofa was installed on the third row of seats, due to which the number of seats in the cabin increased from seven to eight.

5 important car news in November: Pathfinder, Range Rover and others

Photo: Nissan

As before, the crossover is equipped with a 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine that develops 284 hp and 351 Nm of torque. At the same time, the CVT was replaced by a new 9-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive system has several pre-installed electronics operation algorithms for driving in different conditions and on different surfaces. There are seven modes in total: Standard, Sport, Eco, Snow, Sand, Mud/Ruts and Towing).

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The new Mitsubishi Outlander debuted alongside the introduction of the Pathfinder in February, but now the Japanese have revealed its PHEV hybrid version. It’s a very important model for Nissan: a hybrid of the previous generation, also available recently, with almost 300,000 units worldwide. The novelty is equipped with a pair of electric motors with a capacity of 116 and 136 hp. – one on each of the axles. Under the hood of the car is a 133-horsepower 2.4-liter naturally aspirated engine, which serves solely as a generator to charge batteries with a capacity of 20 kilowatt-hours.

5 important car news in November: Pathfinder, Range Rover and others

Photo: Mitsubishi

The claimed consumption is 6.2 liters per 100 kilometers, and with electric traction without the use of an internal combustion engine, the crossover can travel up to 87 kilometers. Whether a hybrid version of the Outlander will reach lately has not yet been announced. However, it is already known that in 2022 the Japanese will bring a standard version of the new generation model with a 181-horsepower 2.5-liter engine, CVT and Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive.

Audi A8

In November, Audi revealed the facelifted A8 flagship sedan, which is expected to go on sale shortly. The main exterior changes touched the front of the body, where a chrome-plated radiator grille with a new pattern appeared, air intakes of a different shape and other adaptive matrix headlights, which used at least 1.3 million microscopic reflectors. The model also had a luxury version of the A8L Horch for the Chinese market, named after the German brand, under which premium cars were produced until 1940. Such a car is distinguished by a special body structure, the length is increased to 5.45 m, as well as for an elephant trimmed with expensive leather and natural wood.

5 important car news in November: Pathfinder, Range Rover and others

Photo: Audi

The base engine of the updated Audi A8 is a 3.0-liter diesel unit that develops 286 forces and 600 Nm of torque. In addition, the sedan is available with 3.0- and 4.0-liter petrol engines producing 340 and 460 hp, respectively. In addition, the A8 has a 462-horsepower hybrid modification based on a 3.0-liter gasoline engine. This version received an increased battery from 14.1 kWh to 17.9 kWh. The sports version of the S8 is equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo unit that develops 570 hp and 800 Nm of torque. With such an engine, a large sedan is able to accelerate from standstill to “hundreds" in 3.8 seconds, and its top speed is forcibly limited at around 250 km / h.

Hyundai Creta

Just two years ago, Hyundai released the second generation of the Crete compact crossover, but now the Koreans are preparing an update for one of their most popular models. Hyundai has already published design sketches for the restyled Creta, which will be similar to the fourth-generation Tucson model: the car will acquire a distinctive grille with a complex pattern, which integrates LED daytime running lights. Inside, there will be a larger touchscreen display for the infotainment system, as well as a fully digital instrument panel with redesigned graphics.

The premiere of the updated Hyundai Creta will take place on November 11. True, while such a car will be available only in Southeast Asia, where it will traditionally be offered with turbocharged engines ranging from 115 to 140 horsepower. recently, where only in the middle of the year they began to sell the pre-styling “Creta” of the second generation, the crossover will appear later.

Post source: wekauto.ru

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