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Kia EV9 shortlisted for 2024 Car of the Year

14 Dec 2023
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The Kia EV9 has been shortlisted for the final round of the 2024 Car of the Year (COTY) in Europe award. The all-electric SUV was provisionally listed among 28 new models launched this year and has now been selected by the 59 COTY jurors from 22 countries for the seven-strong shortlist. The overall COTY winner will be announced on Monday, February 26th at the Geneva International Motor Show.

The Kia EV9

The Kia EV9

Like the multiple award-winning electric crossover, the Kia EV6, the all-electric Kia EV9 is based on the dedicated E-GMP platform. One of the first seven-seater electric vehicles on the market, the EV9 offers a spacious interior with lounge-like comfort. In terms of range, the EV9 is the perfect companion for family trips, as it can cover up to 563km on one battery charge. Thanks to 800V technology, the 99.8-kWh battery receives 249km of battery range in 15 minutes, offering exceptional efficiency for its class.

Jason Jeong, President at Kia Europe, commented: “Today we are proud of making it, for a third consecutive time, onto the shortlist of the Car of the Year in Europe award with the Kia EV9. The Kia EV9 follows in the footsteps of the award winning EV6, the 2022 Car of the Year, proving our ambition to establish ourselves as a leading EV brand in the European market.”

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MG's New Electric Hypercar Defies the Land Speed Record

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In the thrilling world of automotive innovation, MG is poised to turn heads once again with its latest creation—the EXE181 concept electric hypercar. Unveiled at the 2024 Auto China show in Beijing, this cutting-edge vehicle embodies the pinnacle of aerodynamic design and lightning-fast performance.

NEW PEUGEOT E-5008 CLASS-ABOVE ELECTRIC LARGE SUV

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The new PEUGEOT E-5008 sets a new benchmark by becoming the only all-electric SUV to offer an exceptional living space for 7 passengers and up to 660 km electric range. Benefiting from the STLA Medium platform and a battery made in France, the E-5008 meets the needs of customers looking for a large SUV with an assertive design, welcoming interior and efficient electric performance. PEUGEOT also offers total peace of mind to its customers by providing the PEUGEOT E-5008 with 8 years/160,000km coverage through its ALLURE CARE program.

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A design that combines the dynamism of a true SUV with the refinement of a top-segment model.

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Maserati Folgore Day

19 Apr 2024
Maserati Folgore Day

On Monday 15 April in Rimini, in the heart of the Motor Valley, Maserati brings together the press and industry insiders for the long-awaited Folgore Day. The event is taking place on the 110th anniversary of the Modena-based manufacturer: the Trident’s narrative is rich in commercial and racing successes – these have included the creation of some of the most iconic cars in the history of international motoring and many wins in high-level motorsport. Folgore Day officially marks the brand’s entry into the new electric dimension, where the Folgore range is ready to dominate and represent the Brand’s future around the world.

A journey of electrification, innovation, luxury and excellence in the best Italian tradition, on which Maserati has embarked in the last year with the launch of its 100% electric models: GranTurismo Folgore, the Trident’s first all-electric car; Grecale Folgore, the first SUV powered by a full-electric powertrain; and now, GranCabrio Folgore, the elegant and refined open-top version of its award-winning grand tourer sister, to be launched at the event. On top of these, the MC20 Folgore super sports car, set to debut in 2025.

By 2028, the entire Trident range will have been fully electrified, as announced by Maserati in early 2024 when it shared its long-term strategic vision, including a growth plan aimed at sustainable profitability further into the future, with the focus on the constant evolution of the brand and its products. In this scenario, the Trident range continues to be entirely designed, developed, and produced in Italy, with Modena and the historic plant on Viale Ciro Menotti remaining the crux of this challenging new era of mobility.

Folgore Day is the starting point on a new journey for Maserati and for luxury consumers to whom the Trident's electric offer is entirely aimed and dedicated, through products that can guaranteeing the distinctive essence of the brand – made up of cars that have always been synonymous with cutting-edge technology, refined elegance, sophisticated and original craftsmanship, impeccable and distinctive performance – and can become new symbols on the move of the profound transformation underway in the market.

Folgore is the drive, the spark that ignites a modern beginning; with the disruptive force of thunder (“Made in Thunder” is the claim alighted on to express this specific moment), it kicks off a new chapter in the great history of Maserati, the first 100% Italian luxury brand to produce full-electric models in the Motor Valley. Once again, the creative and engineering ingenuity of the Trident's women and men have come together to shape the new Folgore full-electric range, a manifesto of the Brand's future.

Held as a postscript to the Formula E racing weekend at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – for the first time the venue for the Italian stage of the world championship for 100% electric single-seaters, where the Trident is the only Italian luxury marque on the grid – Folgore Day began with the press conference and welcome from the brand's CEO. Davide Grasso spoke about the significant moment for Maserati, ambassador for Italy to the world of luxury, a testament to innovation and technological acceleration, and its future devoted to electrification, sharing its long-term vision focused on the new Folgore range and the Brand's activities, pending the presentation of the latest full-electric creation, Maserati GranCabrio Folgore, to be unveiled at the evening event centred around the overwhelming power of Folgore. Davide Grasso was joined by: Giovanni Perosino, Maserati Chief Marketing Officer, who shared the brand's values and hallmarks as brought into the new Folgore era, giving the world premiere of the “Life is on” campaign; by Davide Danesin, Head of Maserati Engineering, focusing on engineering and development; and by Maserati Head of Design Klaus Busse, who ended the press conference with his contribution on style, technology and design.

The morning meeting was also an opportunity to introduce the attendees to the three thematic areas that lead the narrative and frame Folgore Day – dedicated to electric mobility, the Maserati Fuoriserie customisation programme, and to TRIDENTE, an all-electric luxury motorboat – when Maserati experts set out the brand's new face.