i3 (BMW)

Apr 23, 2019

Reported on April 12, 2019, BMW Malaysia officially introduced BMW i3s, its first-ever BEV at the Malaysia Autoshow 2019.
Priced at MYR 279,000, the i3s has a range of 260 km and is powered by a synchronous electric motor and a lithium-ion high-voltage battery located in the vehicle floor.
Equipped with a single-speed automatic transmission, the i3s has a maximum output of 184 hp and a maximum torque of 270 Nm, which gives it a top speed of 160 km/h. Acceleration is brisk, reaching 100 km/h from a standstill in just 6.9 seconds.

(From an article of New Straits Times on April 12, 2019)

Apr 19, 2019

On April 14, VW showcased 5 all-new SUVs including 4 global models in Shanghai. By 2020, it will increase the number of SUV models in China from 6 to 12.
As VW’s 7th Chinese SUV, the SAIC VW T-Cross was launched on April 11.
SAIC VW made a world first introduction of the Teramont X large-size flagship SUV that will be launched in China in May 2019.
FAW VW made a world first introduction of the Coupé Concept high-end concept coupe SUV and the SMV Concept mid to large-size concept SUV. The SMV Concept has a length of over 5.1 meters and a wheelbase of approximately 3 meters.
VW’s ID.ROOMZZ full-size electric flagship SUV will be launched in China in 2021. The vehicle is powered by a 4MOTION 4WD system integrating a 225 kW motor and an 82 kWh battery. It has an NEDC range of 475 km and can accelerate from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds.

From a VW press release 1/2 and major media reports

Apr 12, 2019

On April 12, Daimler informed that the new V-Class can be ordered in Europe since March 2019.
Focal points of the facelift include a restyled and striking front-end design, the introduction of the OM 654 four-cylinder diesel engine generation with the V 300 d marking the new top-power variant with 176 kW (239 hp) the new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission as well as safety and assistance systems meeting the latest technological level, among them Active Brake Assist.
Furthermore, Mercedes-Benz Vans is systematically continuing to evolve its eDrive@VANs electrification strategy, and will soon be offering a fully-electric MPV.

Daimler Press Release

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