Jul 19, 2024

On July 18, Stellantis announced the first delivery of the new Lancia Ypsilon Edizione Limitata Cassina launch edition in Ivrea, Italy. The new Lancia Ypsilon is leading the premium hatchback B-segment and is available with a 100% electric motor or hybrid engine in three trim levels, offering mid-market price positioning and benefiting from state incentives.

The model features iconic lighting, a standard parking assistance system, dual 10.25” displays, and Level 2 Autonomous Driving. The model is priced at EUR 20,900 for the hybrid version with current trade-in incentives.

Based on Stellantis press release

Jul 19, 2024

On July 18, Bentley unveiled the latest generation of Flying Spur sedan, the most powerful, dynamic, and efficient four-door Grand Tourer in Bentley’s lineup. The vehicle comes with the new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 hybrid powertrain, launched in Bentley’s Continental GT Speed which generates an output of 782 PS and 1000 Nm.

The engine is combined with a compact electric motor, and the ultra performance hybrid powertrain, offering up to 45 miles range. It delivers nearly 150 PS more than the current W12 engine in the Flying Spur Speed, with an additional 100 Nm of torque. The combination of the V8 engine and electric power provides improved power and torque across the full rev range, offering strong acceleration from low speeds and enhanced performance at higher speeds.

Based on Bentley Motors press release

Jul 19, 2024

On July 18, Renault Group announced that during the first half of 2024, its electrified vehicle segment is increase by 29.6% YoY in Europe, driven by a 59.6% rise in hybrid vehicle sales. All-electric vehicle sales for the Renault brand increased by nearly 12% YoY, with further growth anticipated from new models like Scenic E-Tech and Renault 5 E-Tech.

Renault is accelerating in the C and D segments, especially with Austral and Espace E-Tech hybrids. Nearly half of Renault's sales are electrified, balancing a full electric and hybrid range. Renault is Europe's number two hybrid brand, with Clio, Austral, and Captur among the top 10 best-selling hybrids.

Overall, Renault Group delivered 787,223 vehicles i.e., an increase of 2.0% YoY in H1 2024. The brand is now gearing up for the launches of Symbioz, Master, and Renault 5 E-Tech electric in Europe, and internationally, Renault Duster, Grand Koleos, and Kardian. Dacia will introduce the Bigster C-segment SUV, arriving in dealerships in H1 2025.

Based on Renault press release

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