아우디는 ‘2016 제네바 모터쇼’에서 소형 SUV ‘아우디 Q2(Audi Q2)’를 공개함으로써 SUV 세그먼트에서의 브랜드 입지를 강화한다고 밝혔다.
루퍼트 슈타들러(Rupert Stadler) 아우디AG 회장(Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG)은 “아우디 Q2는 개성 있는 자태를 뽐내는 외관 디자인에서부터 차별화를 시도하여 젊은 고객들의 취향을 만족시킬 수 있도록 개발하였다. 이 소형 SUV는 일상에서의 이용을 위한 높은 실용성과 감각적인 디자인을 아우디의 차별화된 기술력으로 해석한 차이다”고 말했다.
길이 4.19m의 아우디 Q2는 기하학적이고 격식을 갖춘 디자인으로 ‘Q패밀리 라인업’에서도 독보적인 포지션을 차지한다. 고객 요청에 따라, 디자인의 세부 요소까지 개인 취향을 반영하여 맞춤 주문 가능하며 2종의 트림 라인 가운데 선택할 수 있다.
여유로운 실내 공간을 보유한 내부에 독특한 색상을 가미해 강렬한 인상을 더했다. 시트 포지션과 스티어링 휠은 안정적으로 깊숙히 자리잡고 있으며 컨트롤 제어 장치들은 그 기능을 자체적으로 잘 드러나도록 고안되어 있다.
선택 사양으로 디지털 ‘아우디 버추얼 콕핏(Audi virtual cockpit)’과 ‘헤드업 디스플레이(HUD)’가 제공된다. 인포테인먼트는 ‘MMI 내비게이션 플러스(MMI navigation plus)’와 온라인 연결을 위한 ‘아우디 커넥트(Audi connect)’로 완성된다.
또한 ‘아우디 Q2’는 운전자 지원 시스템에 있어 새로운 기준을 제시한다. ‘아우디 프리 센스 프론트(Audi pre sense front)’는 보행자 또는 차량과의 충돌을 방지하며, ‘스톱앤고(stop & go)’ 기능과 ‘트래픽 잼 어시스트(traffic jam assist)’ 기능을 탑재한 어댑티브 크루즈 컨트롤(adaptive cruise control)은 최신의 자율 주행 시스템을 보여준다.
‘아우디 Q2’는 효율성과 파워를 모두 갖춘 TDI 엔진과TFSI 엔진을 탑재한 모델을 선보이며, 116마력(85 Kw)에서 190마력(140 kW)까지 출력을 발휘할 수 있다. 빛의 속도로 변속이 가능한 7단S-트로닉 변속기를 모든 엔진에 적용할 수 있을 뿐 아니라, 150마력(110 kW)출력 이상 버전부터 풀 타임 사륜구동 콰트로 시스템 적용이 가능하다.
기본 사양으로 장착되는 프로그레시브 스티어링(Progressive Steering)과 추가 옵션으로 댐퍼 컨트롤을 적용할 수 있는 스포티 서스펜션 그리고 ‘아우디 드라이브 셀렉트(Audi drive select)’ 덕분에 차량의 민첩한 핸들링이 가능하다. ‘아우디 Q2’는 2016년 가을부터 유럽 시장을 시작으로 판매될 예정이다.
GENEVA – With Corvette Racing in its DNA, the all-new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is a pure expression of the car’s motorsports-bred pedigree. It was introduced today at the Geneva International Motor Show.
Like the 2015 Le Mans-winning Corvette C7.R GTE Pro race car, the new Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine.
The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport offers an estimated 1.05g in cornering capability – and up to 1.2g with the available Z07 package.
Heritage-inspired design cues and exclusive features acknowledge the historic Grand Sport legacy, established in 1963 to take on the world’s best sports cars. Only five were built before a corporate decision suspending direct motorsports involvement ended the project.
“Racing has been part of Corvette’s essence for more than 50 years and that track experience has helped us build better, more capable cars,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The global acclaim for the seventh-generation Corvette validates that direct link and the 2017 Grand Sport takes its track-bred technology to a new, exciting threshold.”
The Corvette Grand Sport coupe and convertible go on sale this summer in the U.S. and in the fall in Europe.
No holding back
Engineers adapted the chassis tuning, upgraded cooling systems, and performance technologies of the Corvette Z06 to give the new Grand Sport capability commensurate with its racing-derived history.
“We didn’t hold back with the new Grand Sport,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. “For the first time, buyers can equip the Grand Sport with a Z07 performance package – which adds carbon-ceramic brakes, Michelin Sport Cup 2 summer tires, and carbon-fiber aero package that delivers true downforce.”
The result is a potent track car. In fact, the Grand Sport with the Z07 package is less than one second off the track record for the previous-generation Corvette ZR1 on the road course at GM’s Milford Proving Ground.
Content highlights for Grand Sport include:
Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer tires: 285/30ZR19 (front) and 335/25ZR20 (rear)
Specific Grand Sport wheel design: 19x10 inches (front) and 20x12 inches (rear)
Brembo brake system with (355 mm) 14-inch rotors and six-piston calipers in front and (340 mm) 13.4 inch rotors and four-piston calipers in the rear
Standard magnetic ride control, specific stabilizer bars and unique springs
Standard electronic limited-slip differential
LT1 V8 engine rated at (343 kW) 460 hp, with dry-sump oiling system and active exhaust
Seven-speed manual transmission with active rev match and available eight-speed paddle-shift automatic with specific performance calibration
Available Z07 package adds carbon ceramic-matrix brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Cup tires.
In addition to track-focused aero elements, the Grand Sport also features specific front fender inserts, a Z06-style grille and wider rear fenders – a distinctive design package that gives the car a track-ready attitude.
Grand Sport models are offered with the Stingray’s full exterior and interior color palette. An available Heritage package includes hash-mark fender graphics in six colors, with the hash-mark detail carried onto the interior’s brushed aluminum trim. Full-length stripes are also offered.
“The choices are almost endless,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette product marketing manager. “The packages take personalization to an unprecedented level, enabling customers to create their own Corvette Grand Sport statement like no other.”
Grand Sport Collector Edition
The Grand Sport Collector Edition features an exclusive Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes, black wheels and a unique Tension Blue full leather and suede-wrapped interior.
The Tension Blue color is a bold, modern take on the hue historically associated with the Grand Sport. Inside, a three-dimensional representation of an original Grand Sport race car is embossed in the headrests and that shape is also used on an instrument panel plaque that carries a unique build sequence number.
The Collector Edition will be offered later in the model year in the U.S. and Europe.
Molsheim / Geneva,February 29, 2016. Bugatti is celebrating a world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show: the French luxury brand is unveiling the Bugatti Chiron, the most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car in the world. The Chiron is the latest generation of the ultimate super sports car and is a completely new development. The sports car manufacturer from Molsheim, with its long tradition, has taken the unique features of a modern Bugatti to a new level and developed a high-performance machine that has become significantly better in every respect. With a power output of 1,500 HP, unprecedented for production vehicles, an exceptionally high torque value of 1,600 Nm between 2,000 and 6,000 rpm and a wide variety of technical innovations, the Chiron sets new standards in every respect. The Chiron is therefore very well-positioned to become the next world speed record holder and reach a maximum speed significantly above the record currently held by Bugatti. The manufacturer has limited the maximum speed of the new car to 420 km/h for road use. The Chiron is to be built at the company’s headquarters in Molsheim. Only 500 of these exceptional cars are to be produced. The basic price is €2.4 million net. Currently, advance orders have been received for one third of the total production run. The first vehicle is due to be delivered to a customer this autumn.
“It is part of human nature to cross boundaries and set new records – to run 100 m faster than ever before, to fly even further into space and to enter new realms. This striving is also our driving force at Bugatti,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., at the presentation of the Chiron. “The Chiron is the result of our efforts to make the best even better.”
With the Chiron, the Bugatti President said that Bugatti had left the dimensions which define the operations of all market players and had established new paradigms that had previously not existed. “Bugatti has tested the limits of physics. There is no area where we have not achieved significant improvements.“
The Bugatti Chiron is the world’s first super sports car to bring 1,500 HP onto the road with a torque of 1.600 Nm at 2,000 to 6,000 rpm with tremendous effectiveness, extremely high safety levels and unprecedented comfort.
This is the result of the legendary and unique eight-litre W16 engine that has been newly developed by Bugatti. In combination with the four new, larger turbochargers that are controlled by the Bugatti two-stage turbocharging, an innovation that Bugatti is introducing, and a large number of other technical refinements and innovations, maximum performance is available constantly and can be easily controlled at all speeds. In its Top Speed mode, the car reaches the maximum speed of 420 km/h, limited for road use – however, this is by no means the end of the road for the Bugatti Chiron.
With the new carbon fibre monocoque, a newly designed adaptive chassis, tyres developed especially for Bugatti and other innovative technologies, the Chiron is not only a champion in terms of maximum acceleration but is, for the first time, also an agile, modern Bugatti with handling that ensures maximum driving pleasure.
The design of the Chiron combines significantly more “beast” with a very high level of “beauty”. The design language introduced by Bugatti with the Chiron has a significantly more aggressive tone and does justice to the character of the new super sports car. The designers have succeeded in reinterpreting Bugatti’s DNA with its distinctive features in a modern manifestation at the same time as adding new features resulting from the technical demands of even higher performance. The Chiron remains unmistakably a Bugatti.
“The Chiron is the quintessential ultimate super sports car: ultra-modern, incredibly fast, agile and powerful with a stylistically demanding design and the highest possible levels of comfort,” says Wolfgang Dürheimer. “This combination is not offered by any other market player and gives Bugatti its unique market position.”
“Our customers form an exclusive group of automobile collectors who are searching for the very best. With the Veyron, they have the best production sports car of the past 10 years,” Dürheimer continues. “This is why their demands and expectations for our next step – the Chiron – were so high.“
Customers’ reactions show that Bugatti has hit the mark. Advance orders have already been received for one third of the production series. “Those who have already considered Bugatti and its unique features in connection with the purchase of a Veyron will find there is no way they can ignore the Chiron,” according to Wolfgang Dürheimer.
“With the Chiron we will not only be providing a key emotional element for the image of the Volkswagen Group but will also be making a positive contribution to Group results,” says Wolfgang Dürheimer.
The Chiron can be seen on the Bugatti stand in Hall 1 at the Geneva International Motor Show from March 1 to 13.
쌍용차는 차세대 전략모델인 컨셉트카 SIV-2(Smart Interface Vehicle)를 함께 선보였다. 지난 2013년 제네바 모터쇼에 선보인 SIV-1의 후속 모델이며, 쌍용차의 디자인 철학 ‘Nature-Born 3Motion’ 중 자연의 힘과 역동성(Dynamic Motion)을 주제로 보다 진보된 디자인 경험을 선사한다.
SIV-2의 스타일링은 대자연에 흐른 유구한 시간의 흔적을 확인할 수 있는 협곡의 형상에서 영감을 받았다. 암석의 풍화 작용이 빚어낸 자유로우면서도 질서 있는 모습을 자동차로 가져왔으며, 시원하고 힘있게 흐르는 캐릭터 라인은 리어 펜더를 거쳐 역동적으로 이어진다. 쌍용차 고유의 Shoulder Wing Grill은 슬림하고 와이드한 그릴과 헤드램프가 조화를 이루고 있다.
실내 디자인은 최적화된 공간 속의 다이내믹함을 강조하고 있다. 절제된 단순미가 섬세하고 역동적인 요소들과 대비 및 조화를 이루어 감성적 만족감을 배가시킨다. 특히 우드 플로어는 운전자에게 요트에서 느낄 수 있는 고급스러운 감촉과 넓고 시원한 공간감을 전달해준다.
또한, 차 안에서 음악을 들을 때 음악의 세기와 비트의 빠르기에 따라 버킷 시트 내에 장착된 진동스피커가 사용자에게 진동을 전달하여 음악을 온 몸으로 체험할 수 있도록 했다.
SIV-2에는 1.6ℓ 디젤엔진 및 1.5ℓ 터보 가솔린엔진에 10kW 모터-제너레이터, 500Wh급 고성능 리튬이온 배터리를 사용하는 48V 마일드 하이브리드 시스템을 적용함으로써 CO₂ 배출량을 크게 낮춰 경제적이고 실용적인 주행이 가능하다.
쌍용차는 향후 친환경 전용 플랫폼과 높은 연료 효율을 자랑하는 파워트레인을 지속적으로 개발해 나갈 계획이며, 여기에는 자동차 기술의 패러다임 변화와 미래 모빌리티(Mobility)에 대한 쌍용자동차의 비전이 담겨 있다.
SsangYong Motor Company, unveiled a possible future midsize SUV to the international media at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland today.
“By launching the Tivoli B-segment crossover in 2015, SsangYong clearly demonstrated its ability to design, manufacture and sell a contemporary car that absolutely addresses customer demand; it is already our most successful new car launch, and has well exceeded expectations,” said Mr. Choi.
“Based on the experience and confidence we have taken from Tivoli, we are keen to create cars with the style, technology and features motorists will be looking for tomorrow.
“Projecting that thinking forward is essential, and I am delighted by the glimpse into the future this exciting new SIV-2 concept demonstrates.”
The SsangYong SIV-2 (Smart Interface Vehicle) is a midsize premium SUV development concept. It is the next iteration on from the SIV-1 showcased at Geneva two years ago, and takes a step further under the design concept of ‘Dynamic Motion’.
Based on SsangYong’s development theme of ‘Robust, Specialty, Premium’, this new concept pursues the emotional interface between the driver and car, and will evolve to become a key strategic model within the SsangYong range.
The essence of the SIV-2 design is the association with the power and dynamism found in nature, and represented by SsangYong’s design philosophy of ‘Nature Born 3 Motion’, which has been at the heart of SsangYong’s vehicle design language since it was first articulated in the XIV concept series.
The styling of the SIV-2 has been inspired from the evolution of mountains and canyons and encapsulates the strength nature required to form them over time. The sleek flowing shape of the car is harmonious throughout its silhouette and derived from the ordered forming of weathered rock.
Powerful character lines flow from front to rear and the L-shaped ‘up-kick’ treatment ahead of the rear wheels creates a distinctive contrast to the those strong lines to give added character.
At the front, the shoulder wing design seen on a number of previous SsangYong concept cars and first in production with the Tivoli, embraces the slim, broad radiator grill and stretches out to include the headlights.
By way of a contrast to the sleek bonnet and simple grill, the lower bumper creates a more robust and purposeful look informed by SsangYong’s Robust Aesthetics design theme, while the intense character lines to the side and the voluminous rear bumper represent dynamic motion.
The wide C pillar is separated from the floating roof line by a glasshouse style moulding, hinting at the car’s sporting traits.
The interior of the SIV-2 is designed to be as dynamic and contemporary as the car’s exterior, so the designers have created a look of understated simplicity that blends well with the delicate yet strong elements of the vehicle to engender a new level of user satisfaction.
The overall look is informed by elegant lines that flow from the doors and around through the centre fascia, and is inspired by stringed musical instruments such as the violin, sitar or Korean gayageum, a multi-stringed musical instrument.
Materials and tones are taken from the world of high-end interiors, and include a woodgrain floor to give a sense of the elegance experienced from being on-board a luxury yacht, soft texture materials and an overwhelming sense of refreshing space. The tone of luxury is furthered by Alcantara, premium Italian suede to the headlining and pillars, while subtle interior lighting is emitted to accentuate the wood, steel and seating for a feel of enhanced refinement.
With the experience inspired from being in a modern opera house, passengers can savour an emotional connection to the car through music and shimmering light. Speakers mounted within the bucket seats deliver sound and vibration directly to the passengers, giving a surround-sound experience to enjoy ones favourite music to the full, while lighting graphics responding to musical beat are emitted from the door panels and side consoles.
The car’s youthful, sporty and contemporary ambiance is furthered through the metallic centre fascia, the dynamic graphics of the instrument cluster, and cutting-edge IT devices connecting with the latest technology available.
SIV-2 features a spacious passenger-friendly interior that challenges the rules of normal driving experience, and features a bilateral symmetrical instrument panel and four independent bucket seats to give the dynamic yet cossetting and safe driving spirit expected of a sports coupé.
The SIV-2 is a mild hybrid car, powered by 1.5 litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine combined with a 10kW electric motor-generator and a 500Wh lithium ion battery. This creates a 48V mild hybrid system which offers quiet and efficient driving, reduced CO2 emissions and silent running when idling and at slow speeds.
This eco-friendly concept features a lightweight body, a low centre of gravity and a chassis and suspension system that can be further developed to create alternative models with high efficiency powertrains such as HEV, PHEV and EV to future proof the SsangYong brand.
Automobili Lamborghini presents the Lamborghini Centenario at Geneva Motor Show, in the year the company celebrates the centenary of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini's birth. Only 20 coupé and 20 roadster versions of the Centenario will be produced and all 40 cars are already sold, at a start price of 1.75 million euros plus tax.
The Centenario continues Lamborghini's one-off strategy and demonstrates Lamborghini's innovative design and engineering competencies. Using the V12 architecture, the Centenario's naturally aspirated engine produces 770 hp and powers from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, and from 0-300 km/h in 23.5 seconds with a top speed of more than 350 km/h. Braking from 100 km/h to standstill is achieved in 30 meters. A monocoque and body in full carbon fiber provide a low weight of 1,520 kg and a weight to power ratio of just 1.97 kg/hp.
The car's aerodynamic design includes an extending rear wing providing more downforce at high speeds. The introduction of rear-wheel steering provides increased agility and stability, and an innovative touchscreen provides connected infotainment, including internet browsing and Apple CarPlay.
"The Centenario is a car that perfectly combines tradition and innovation. It looks to the future while honouring the legend that is Ferruccio Lamborghini," says Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann. "The Centenario is an opportunity for our designers and engineers to transcend some of the constraints of series car production to achieve an incomparable result: the Centenario has immediately proved itself as a desirable collectors' car, while demonstrating new Lamborghini technologies and outstanding performance. It is the most fitting tribute to Ferruccio Lamborghini in his centenary year: a man who created an exceptional brand, believed that anything was possible, and produced extraordinary, iconic cars. The Centenario is a super sports car for Ferruccio Lamborghini and the future he and we believe in today."
1 March 2016, Geneva:A new chapter in Aston Martin’s history began at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the DB11. The first product launched under the company’s ‘Second Century’ plan, DB11 is the bold new figurehead of the illustrious ‘DB’ bloodline and an authentic, dynamic sporting GT in the finest Aston Martin tradition.
The DB11 showcases a fresh and distinctive design language, pioneering aerodynamics and is powered by a potent new in-house designed 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine. Built upon a new lighter, stronger, and more space efficient bonded aluminium structure, DB11 is the most powerful, most efficient and most dynamically gifted DB model in Aston Martin’s history. As such, it is the most significant new Aston Martin since the introduction of the DB9 in 2003.
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer said: “We aspire to make the most beautiful cars in the world. DB11 is the absolute embodiment of what an Aston Martin should be and we have worked tirelessly to ensure that DB11 combines both exceptional design with the latest technology throughout. A brand new bonded aluminium platform, clever aerodynamics, a new characterful twin-turbo V12 and class-leading infotainment systems are just a few aspects which make this the sports car that will proudly spearhead Aston Martin’s second century plan.”
Heralding a new design era for Aston Martin, DB11 is the latest landmark in a remarkable aesthetic journey; one that gave us icons such as the DB2/4, DB5 and, most recently, the DB10 developed specifically for James Bond. DB11 re-imagines the relationship between form and function with a series of fresh design signatures. Foremost amongst these are the front-hinging clamshell bonnet, distinctive LED headlights and accentuated lines of the iconic Aston Martin grille. The profile is equally dramatic, thanks to the roof strakes that flow uninterrupted from A-pillar to C-pillar. The clean lines continue at the rear, with a sloping decklid that smoothly blends into boldly sculpted tail-lights to create a new and unmistakable graphic.
Innovative aerodynamics play their part in this aesthetic revolution with clever management of airflow both over and through the bodywork aiding stability while preserving the DB11’s uncluttered surfaces. Front-end lift is reduced by the gill-like Curlicue which releases high-pressure air from inside the wheel arch via a concealed vent within the redesigned side-strake. Meanwhile, rear-end lift is reduced by the Aston Martin AeroBladeTM; a virtual spoiler fed by discreet air intakes located at the base of each C-pillar. Air is ducted through the bodywork, before venting as a jet of air from the aperture in the rear decklid.
Like every Aston Martin, the heart of the DB11 is found beneath the bonnet, though unlike any Aston Martin before it, the DB11’s heart is a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12. Designed in-house this new engine develops 608PS1 (600BHP1) and 700Nm1 of torque, making DB11 the most powerful production DB model ever. Naturally, it’s the most dynamic and most accelerative too, with a top speed of 200mph1 and a 0-62mph time of just 3.9sec1. Thanks to intelligent bank activation and stop-start technology that potency is matched by greatly improved efficiency.
To exploit the advantages of its new body structure and harness the immense performance of the new twin-turbo V12 engine, the DB11’s chassis, suspension, steering and electronics have been re-imagined and key new technologies embraced. Multiple driver-selectable dynamic modes - GT, Sport and Sport Plus - progressively intensify the response of the engine, 8-speed automatic ZF transmission together with the new electric power steering and Torque Vectoring by braking while increasing the firmness of the adaptive damping for a greater sense of agility. The result is a driving experience that combines exemplary ride comfort and true sports car agility, for an extraordinary breadth of dynamic capability.
As a true 21st century Aston Martin the DB11 combines the very latest technology developed in conjunction with technical partner, Daimler AG, with the finest quality and hand craftsmanship. Using a full-colour 12” TFT LCD display, the all-new instrument cluster presents primary vehicle information with absolute clarity, while a second, centrally-mounted 8” TFT screen is dedicated to infotainment. Controlled via an intuitive rotary control, with an optional touchpad offering character recognition, multi-touch and gesture support, the new satellite navigation and audio system have never been more effective, sounded better or been easier to operate. A newly implemented auto-park assist feature and 360-degree birds-eye view camera helps provide safe maneuvering at slow speeds and is also operated via the car’s infotainment system.
With wider door apertures, significantly increased occupant space - especially head and legroom in the rear - fully integrated rear ISOFIX mounting points for a pair of child seats plus a luggage compartment large enough to accommodate two large holdalls plus carry-on baggage, the DB11 is a genuine Grand Tourer. Thanks to an inspiring palette of colours and a vast array of detailing options, its interior can be perfectly in-tune with your unique personal style. From calming, carefully co-ordinated tones to sharp contrasts in hue and texture, your choices are virtually limitless. Nexus quilting and Celestial perforation add layers of beautiful complexity and intrigue, while ornate leatherwork, such as intricate brogue detailing, creates areas of visual and tactile delight.
Dr Andy Palmer said: ““This is not only the most important car that Aston Martin has launched in recent history, but also in its 103-year existence. The DB11 rightfully places Aston Martin once again as a leading brand in the luxury automotive market”.
Recommended Retail Price from £154,900 in the UK2, €204,900 in Germany2 and $211,995 in USA3, first deliveries of the DB11 car are scheduled to begin during the fourth quarter of 2016.