This Week's Car News in Pictures
28 September 2020 to 3 October 2020
Great news! The 2021 Dacia Sandero is here! It's got a 65bhp base engine, a 95bhp turbocharged uplevel engine, an off-roady-looking Stepway version, and standard equipment such as full-LED headlights, cruise control, adjustable seats and steering wheel, and six airbags. A phone holder sits between the steering wheel and the infotainment system; the phone can be controlled with the wheel's buttons via the Dacia app. Pricing has not been announced.
Here are the new Ford F-150's engines and payload and towing capacities:
3.3-liter V-6 (290 hp, 265 lb-ft) : 1,985/8,200 lbs
2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 (325 hp, 400 lb-ft) 2,480/10,100 lbs
5.0-liter V-8 (400 hp, 410 lb-ft) 3,325/13,000 lbs
3.0-liter Power Stroke V-6, turbo-diesel (250 hp, 440 lb-ft) 1,840/12,100 lbs
3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 (400 hp, 500 lb-ft) 3,250/14,000 lbs
3.5-liter PowerBoost V-6, hybrid (430 hp, 570 lb-ft) 2,120/12,700 lbs
Pricing for the convertible BMW 4 Series starts at £45,785 (€47,155/$63,042).
This is the new Hyundai i20 N Line, which is powered by either an 83bhp 1.0-liter turbocharged engine, a 118bhp 1.2-liter engine, or a 118bhp mild hybrid. Besides the engine specs and the pictures, there is no other information released regarding this vehicle.
The tri-motor variant of the Lucid Air has lapped Laguna Seca in 1:32.75, which is 3.8 seconds faster than a prototype of the Tesla Model S Plaid.
The BMW X2 Edition M Mesh is an unlimited-production appearance package available on the sDrive28i and xDrive28i trim levels for $3,550 (£2,747/€3,029)
The Shelby GT350 and GT350R have been discontinued, but not the GT500.
Pricing for the extensively refreshed Lexus IS has been announced:
IS 300 RWD: $40,025
IS 300 AWD: $42,025
IS 350 RWD F Sport: $43,925
IS 350 AWD F Sport: $45,925
Lynk&Co, one of the Chinese giant Geely's brands (including Volvo, Polestar, Lotus, and London Taxis), has released it's version of the Volvo XC40, called the 01. Built alongside the Volvo in Ghent, Belgium, it has been sold in China for a couple of years now, but gets a new front end and interior for the European market. Sales will begin in Sweden and Denmark in 2021, eventually expanding to other countries; the UK will get it in 2022. The 01 will be available only for lease for €500 (£456/$587) and can be made available to other people through the free Lynk&Co app. To borrow the car, app users don't even have to meet the owner--the owner simply sends the user the virtual key, which unlocks and starts the car. Included in the monthly lease fee is insurance, maintenance, tires, and a periodic replacement for the car during servicing, but neither petrol nor parking. Keeping things simple, there is only one trim level, two colors (blue and black), and two powertrains (hybrid and PHEV).