It’s an estate that can travel up to 685km before the battery runs out of juice.
In September last year, the MG Cyberster embarked on an international journey from London. With its final destination set as Shanghai, China, the two-door EV will visit various potential markets on the way. The SAIC-backed brand also announced that the car would be in the Middle East between January 14 and February 19, 2024.
The MG Cyberster made its first public appearance in the UAE earlier this month. For six days, it was driven across the country. At the hands of the Turner twins, Ross and Hugo, the sports car explored Dubai’s landmarks, the cityscape, and Ras Al Khaimah. The MG Cyberster also visited the country’s capital – Abu Dhabi. The drivers got to check out the MG Cyberster display at Al Qana. Also, they went to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and explored the city’s bustling streets.
MG has devised two versions of the Cyberster – single motor with 64kWh battery and dual motor with 77kWh battery. The most potent derivative can hit 100kmph from nothing in 3.2 seconds.
In September last year, Geely-owned EV-only brand Zeekr announced its partnership with four corporations to sell cars in the Middle East (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain). The company had inked an agreement with AW Rostamani (AWR) Group for the UAE. Alongside this development, Zeekr confirmed that it would launch two models – 001 and X – in all four Middle Eastern markets mentioned above in the first quarter of 2024.
Zeekr and AWR have announced that both models will debut in March 2024. They will be sold via two soon-to-be-opened showrooms, one each in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Those interested can test drive and book the Zeekr 001, a shooting brake, and the Zeekr X, an SUV, from next month.
What you see here is the first official glimpse of an Abarth – the 600e. But it is no ordinary electric hatchback. It is the most powerful Abarth ever! While undergoing its final testing, it made a public appearance in Milan earlier this week. Abarth will introduce the 600e in its Scorpionissima launch edition, which is limited to just 1,949 units.
The set of confirmed highlights includes a peak output of 240hp, a unique mechanical limited-slip differential and high-performance grippy tyres from the supplier for Formula E. Hypnotic Purple shade, low profile 20-inch rims, a rear spoiler that aids aerodynamics and a potent braking system are among the features list as well.
Expect a full-blown unveiling soon.
The refreshed model will be unveiled “in a few days”.
Kia’s flagship all-electric offering, the three-row EV9, was recognised as the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year by NACTOY (North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year). The 50-member jury included automotive experts from print, online, radio and broadcast media. As part of the screening process, the jury assesses vehicles on various fronts, including automotive innovation, design, features, performance, technology, value, user experience and driver satisfaction.
The EV9 becomes the third Kia in five years and the second all-electric model from the brand to claim the top spot in the abovementioned category. The first pure-electric Kia to bag the award was the EV6. That was voted as the top choice in last year’s ceremony.
Several big names in the automotive industry now have a presence in the world of pure-electric vehicles. However, one name was missing – Alfa Romeo. That is all set to change on April 10, 2024. On that day, the Italian carmaker will unveil its first-ever all-electric vehicle – the Milano. The EV will debut at an event in Milan, Italy.
The Alfa Romeo Milano is in its final stage of development. Here, it is being honed by the same team that helped fine-tune models like the 4C, 8C, Guilia GTA and Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Even the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale project is with the same set of people.
The last development phase revolves around the driving dynamics of the Milano. Alfa Romeo wants a direct and precise steering feel to deliver quick cornering speeds. For that, the company is testing the EV at the Balocco Proving Ground.
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It receives new looks, improved suspension and a host of driver-centric firsts