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14 I December 3,  2021   § Vol: 22  No: 49                                                                                         www.CanIndia.com
                                                                             AUTO


        Audi updates




        its A8 luxury



        sedan





          Audi recently unveiled a  OLED  (organic  LED)
        mildly updated A8 luxury  taillights, as well. S8 models
        sedan for the global market,  have three different light
        which is expected to be  signature styles, while all
        heading to the U.S., too.  other variants offer up two.
        Essentially  a  mid-cycle  If you select the "Dynamic"
        refresh of the fourth-   drive mode in the S8, the
        generation A8, changes to  rear lights will switch to an  combine the optional S and  digital virtual cockpit—  front seatbacks, relax with a  wheelbase and a posh
        the  flagship  four-door  expanded,     Dynamic-  black appearance packages.  Audi-speak for a digital  body massage, and grab a  interior practically spewing
        include new headlights, a  exclusive signature. Another  Those  who  want  gauge  cluster—directly  cold beverage from the  opulence. We're talking soft
        revised grille, and standard  nifty  function  is  the  embellishments that stand  facing the driver takes  built-in cooler. Fold-out  mini  throw  pillows,
        OLED taillights.         proximity    indication  out will probably prefer the  navigation to the next level.  tables and an air quality  diamond-pattern quilting,
          At first glance, you'll  feature; when other vehicles  chrome  package.  New  Audiophiles  will  enjoy  package that includes a  embossed logos, deep-pile
        notice the 2022 Audi A8  pull within 6.6 feet of the  exterior paint color options  listening to highly curated  fragrance system are also  floor mats, an expanded
        wears a more dynamic front  back of a stationary A8, this  include metallic District  playlists on the 23-speaker  optional.  Four-zone  panoramic roof; you get the
        end  design  that  adds  function activates all the  Green, Firmament Blue,  Bang & Olufsen sound  automatic air conditioning,  picture.
        personality to its overall—  OLED segments to give the  Manhattan Gray, and Ultra  system.        along    with    power    The A8's U.S.-market
        dare       we       say  other driver a heads-up.  Blue.                   Things are a lot fancier in  adjustable  seats  and  powertrain choices are
        it—uninteresting  profile.  Moreover,  additional  The lavishly appointed  the rear compartment,   headrests put the "c" in  likely to remain the same,
        Newly shaped headlights  functions consist of dynamic  interior  comes  well  especially in A8 L models.  comfort.        including a mild-hybrid V-
        using Audi's Digital Matrix  turn signals and distinct  equipped and is fully  The range-topping A8,  And if you haven't heard,  6  and  the  powerful
        LED technology with 1.3  sequences for coming and  configurable with high-  featuring options galore,  there is an ultra-luxurious  twin-turbo V-8 producing
        million micromirrors sit  leaving home.          grade materials and a range  comes with a stretched-out  A8 edition that will go on  563 hp and 590 lb-ft of
        astride a widened grille.  Audi now offers the S  of  seat  layouts  and  center console and a    sale in China only, taking  torque. The refreshed 2022
        Adding depth, the lower  appearance package on the  equipment. The techy cabin  footrest that can massage  the stage at this year's  Audi A8 goes on sale in
        edge of the sophisticated  A8. For a sportier and  utilizes Audi's MMI system  and heat your feet.  Guangzhou Auto Show. The  Europe in December. Based
        headlights creates a contour  bolder look—because you  and has two touchscreens: a  In these top-dog A8s, rear  A8 L Horch, as it's named,  on current exchange rates, it
        above the side air intakes  can never have too much  10.1-inch infotainment and  passengers can stream their  is directly aimed at the  will start at $115,000 and
        that are now upright.    dynamism on a huge      an 8.6-inch screen for  favorite content on 10.1-  Mercedes-Maybach S-Class  approximately $168,000 for
          The A8's rear gets new  sedan—customers   can  climate settings. An all-  inch screens fitted to the  and has an extended  the S variant.

        Hyundai, Kia unveil electric concept SUVs at LA auto show



          Hyundai  Motor   and    The   carmakers   are  customers to charge electric
        affiliate Kia Corp have   planning to gradually phase  devices, such as coffee
        unveiled  their  electric  out combustion-engine cars  machines  and  electric
        concept SUVs at the Los  in  global  markets  as  bicycles.
        Angeles Auto Show as they  governments are adopting  The Seven comes with the
        strengthen their all-electric  more aggressive policies to  group's IONIQ battery EV
        portfolios in line with rival  fight climate change.  brand's signature design
        carmakers' electrification  The Seven concept has  elements, which include
        push.                    space for seven passengers  Parametric  Pixels,  the
          Hyundai and Kia debuted  and aims to travel more  smallest unit of digital
        the large-sized "Seven" and  than 482 kilometers on a  imaging. The EV9 was
        flagship "EV9" concept   single charge. The EV9 also  developed under Kia's new
        models built on Hyundai  would get over 482 km on  design     philosophy
        Motor Group's dedicated  one charge.             "Opposites United", which
        EV platform, called E-    The vehicle-to-load (V2L)  embodies its shifting focus
        GMP, at the US motor     function is available in the  toward electrification, the
        show during a two-day    two models. The V2L     companies said.
        media    preview    on   function serves as a charger  Prices and further details
        Wednesday and Thursday.  on   wheels,   allowing  about the models will be
                                                                                                                                  released later.
                                                                                                                                    In April, Hyundai Motor
                                                                                                                                  launched the IONIQ 5
                                                                                                                                  midsize crossover utility
                                                                                                                                  vehicle, the first model
                                                                                                                                  embedded with the E-GMP
                                                                                                                                  platform to strengthen its
                                                                                                                                  presence in the eco-friendly
                                                                                                                                  vehicle market, reports
                                                                                                                                  Yonhap news agency.
                                                                                                                                    The maker of the Sonata
                                                                                                                                  sedan and the Palisade
                                                                                                                                  SUV also plans to introduce
                                                                                                                                  the IONIQ 6 midsize sedan
                                                                                                                                  in 2022 and the IONIQ 7
                                                                                                                                  large SUV in 2024. It will
                                                                                                                                  begin using alphanumeric
                                                                                                                                  names like its bigger rivals,
                                                                                                                                  such as BMW, whose
                                                                                                                                  models are named Series
                                                                                                                                  No. 1-8.
                                                                                                                                    Earlier this month, Kia
                                                                                                                                  announced it will sell only
                                                                                                                                  EVs in Europe from 2035
                                                                                                                                  and in other major markets
                                                                                                                                  from 2040.
                                                                                                                                    The EV9 is the second
                                                                                                                                  model embedded with the
                                                                                                                                  E-GMP platform after the
                                                                                                                                  EV6 sedan.
                                                                                                                                    Kia plans to beef up its
                                                                                                                                  EV lineup with 11 models,
                                                                                                                                  including seven E-GMP-
                                                                                                                                  based ones, by 2025.
                                                                                                                                    Hyundai    and   Kia
                                                                                                                                  together form the world's
                                                                                                                                  fifth-biggest carmaker by
                                                                                                                                  sales.
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