Nik Miles is back to give us the TFLnews Weekly Roundup. Here are this week’s top stories:
Nissan have announced that the Rogue SUV will receive semi-autonomous driving capabilities. Called ProPilot Assist, this technology will help drivers maintain lane control, navigate stop and go traffic, maintain set vehicle speed, and maintain a set distance from other vehicles in front. Buyers can spec this option on the 2018 Nissan Rogue SL Platinum Package.
Volvo / Polestar
Volvo’s spin-off brand Polestar announced the Polestar 1 which promises 600 horsepower, 738 lb-ft of torque and over 93 miles of pure electric range. However, you can’t actually buy one. Polestar will be delivering the Polestar 1 on a subscription-only basis. Effectively, this is a lease of the car, plus some amenities such as concierge service, equipment rentals and even day to day vehicle swaps if you find yourself in need of something with a little extra room.
Hyundai has introduced of a panoramic sunroof airbag system to increase safety in vehicles with large glass roofs. In the event of a rollover, this airbag will deploy in 0.08 seconds. This system and its speed reduces the chance occupants can be ejected from the vehicle if the vehicle goes upside down.
Audi just unveiled the all-new, second generation A7. It features updated styling to match the rest of the brand’s aesthetic and boy, does it look great. There are, of course, several technology upgrades, but most intriguing is the EPA MPG rating. If you buy the 2.0L four-cylinder turbo, you’ll see a healthy 34.6 MPG. Feast your eyes on the latest iteration of Audi’s four-door fastback: