Car overview of the week # 43 – not only new cars, this time also an electric boat of the future

Car overview of the week # 43 – not only new cars, this time also an electric boat of the future

Welcome to another hot recap of the week. This time I have found for you information in the field of modern mobility not only on four wheels. Of course, there will be no shortage of new cars, come and join us.

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee is launched

The American brand operating today under the Stellantis designs, released in Spain, in a beautiful environment near Malaga, the latest version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee model. The choice was not accidental, because it concerns a model that will enter the European market. On the one hand, the car has the ability to drive 4 × 4, on the other hand, in Europe it will only be available with a plug-in hybrid car system (Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe), which is a turbo petrol, two liters. engine + two electric motors is responsible for the car.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Rally Drive (photo: Jeep)

The announced electric range for this large SUV is up to 48 km in the combined WLTP cycle. Power of 380 hp, 637 Nm of torque, and acceleration from 0-100 km / h is claimed to take 6.3 seconds. Inside, the latest generation UConnect 5 system with more than 10-inch screens on the central dashboard and in front of the driver’s eyes (there is also a HUD), up to 110 driver assistance systems, and in the top Summit Reserve version, beautiful Palermo leather upholstery and 950W 19-speaker McIntosh sound system


The new Prius has 6.7 seconds to a hundred

Toyota Prius is not a model that attracts attention and dynamics. This model, which is very popular among taxi drivers and people who transport passengers on the app, is especially appreciated because of its fuel economy. However, the new Prius is not only an efficient hybrid car, but also fun to drive. This applies to the 223 hp hybrid version. Thus, the new Prius PHEV turns out to be faster than … Toyota GR86 with automatic transmission, which reaches a hundred in 0.2 seconds slower, although it is strictly a sports car.


Renault reveals the name of its new SUV coupe

The French brand has announced that its latest model, a sloping roof SUV intended as a mid-to-high-end vehicle, will be called the Renault Rafale. The name is not accidental and refers to the history of the French brand, specifically the 1930s, when Renault developed aircraft engines. The model announced will lead the D segment in the French brand portfolio. The preview of the new Renault Rafale will take place on June 18 in Le Bourget, France, during the opening of the 54th International Aerospace Exhibition. Then we will see something more than the name and outline of the new model seen in the image above.

The first such Abarth: the Abarth 500e

Abarth is a well-known brand for all sports car lovers. The Italian brand has expanded its portfolio with the first fully electric car. The Abarth 500e, like other models of the brand, resembles a proper Fiat model from the outside (here: Fiat 500e), but the driving experience is more sporty. The new Abarth 500e will be offered in 500e and 500e Turismo versions, in hatchback and convertible body styles. 42 kWh battery, 155 hp electric motor and 235 Nm of torque, 100 km / h from start in 7 seconds, but the flexibility of the electric car should make the 500e accelerate from 60 to 100 km / h per second faster than . , theoretically faster, petrol Abarth 695.

Ford offers the E-Tourneo Courier

Ford has announced that the all-electric Ford E-Tourneo Courier will be added to the new Tourneo range next year. The all-electric motor produces a maximum power of 136 hp (100 kW). The capacity of the traction battery was not announced by Ford, but it is known that it will be slightly more than 50 kWh. The maximum charging power is 100 kW. Inside, the latest Ford SYNC 4 system with a large 12-inch screen. The advantage of this car is primarily the spaciousness and performance of the family. 5 people will pack here for a very long trip. And look at the picture of this model, which the brand will accept orders this summer. I can’t resist the relationship with the regular Defender.


The Opel Astra Sports Tourer GSe is now available

Opel has announced that a sportier version of the compact station wagon from Russelheim is now available to order. The Opel Astra Sports Tourer GSe has a lowered KONI FSD suspension, 18″ rims, performance seats still AGR certified, 225 hp and 360 Nm of torque and plug-in hybrid drive. Price? The sports variant of the latest Astra GSe in the station wagon lineup is available from PLN 210,000.


Krakow Municipality will receive 46 electric Renault Megane E-Tech Electric

The French brand has announced the start of deliveries of 46 units of the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric. The vehicles are part of a contract sponsored by the city of Krakow for the supply of electric passenger and transport vehicles for the needs of municipal units and companies in Krakow. Megane E-Tech electric cars will be used by individuals, companies, cultural centers and city museums to perform public works. Among the models that will drive the electric fleet of the Krakow Municipality, there will be 27 Megane E-Tech electric in horizontal trim in alpine white and 19 in schiste gray. These are electric Megane E-Tech EV60 220 HP with a range of 450 km (according to WLTP).

Little Song Days will begin on May 20th

Want to go crazy on the track with powerful Minis? Little Song Days will begin on May 20th. Driving on a selected track in Poland is an opportunity not only to test the full potential hidden under the hood of the Mini, but also to improve your skills under the guidance of experienced instructors. Three models await the participants of the Mini Track Days: Mini Hatch John Cooper Works, offers 231 hp, accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.1 s, in addition, Mini Countryman John Cooper Works, 306 hp, accelerates 5.1 from 0 to 100 km/h and all-wheel drive ALL4. At the event, attendees will also be able to get behind the wheel of the John Cooper Works Mini Clubman, which, by accelerating to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds, Mini Twin Power Turbo engine and ALL4-wheel drive, guarantees go-karting agility model of Mini. This year’s edition will begin on May 20 and will last until October. The program includes riding on five tracks in Poland: Tor Modlin, Tor Poznań, Autodrom Pomorze, Moto Park in Kraków and Silesia Ring in Kamień Śląski. A package enabling participation in Mini Track Days can be purchased for small businesses, it costs PLN 600. The price includes participation in the event on the selected track and the advice of a professional instructor. Details are on organized event page.

BMW and TYDE present the electric boat THE ICON

Finally, information about modern electronics, because the matter is not about the car, although we are talking about the BMW brand. Well, the Bavarians, together with the Tyde company, designed and built THE ICON, a futuristic, luxury yacht that is, to be careful, “a symbol of sustainable mobility on the water”. This unusual category was presented at the 76th Cannes International Film Festival, of course not in the cinema, but in the port of Cannes. That’s when you could admire with your own eyes a boat of more than 13 meters capable of making 30 knots without any smoke. Two 100 kW electric motors convert 240 kWh of energy supplied by six batteries from the BMW i3, enabling it to cover more than 50 nautical miles. Operating speed is 24 knots, maximum speed: 30 knots (55 km / h). On board, the Dolby Atmos system should deliver an impressive soundtrack. BMW enlisted Hans Zimmer, a two-time Oscar winner, to create sounds that, in addition to the car’s noises, include pleasant, intuitive sounds that accompany various functions.