The year of 2020 has started with introduction of new products from European brands. Now a few words about some of them.
Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Peugeot, Citroën continue offering innovations for their models.
Mercedes introduces the Mercedes me service for its new EQ family of electric vehicles, starting from the EQC. The service includes a pre-entry climate control, an EQC optimized navigation and a Mercedes me Charge function.
With Mercedes me Charge, drivers of a EQC or a plug-in hybrid model with the latest MBUX infotainment system will have access to a charging network provided by the Mercedes me Charge card, the Mercedes me App or via the vehicle’s media display.
Customers benefit from an integrated payment function with simple billing after they have registered their payment method once. Charging processes are booked automatically and listed in a monthly invoice.
With the IONITY package, with no basic fee for one year, Mercedes-Benz offers customers a contractual model at a reduced charging price of 0.29 euro/kWh.
IONITY is a pan-European network of fast-charging stations, a joint venture between the BMW Group, Mercedes-Benz AG, the Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group.
EQC optimized navigation automatically plans the fastest route taking into account the shortest charging time, with due preference to quick-charging stations.
Pre-entry climate control is programed directly via MBUX or the Mercedes me app. Cooling, preheating or warming the seats, it ensures a desired temperature inside the car on departure.
The French automaker presents new plug-in hybrid petrol engines for new Peugeot 508 and Peugeot 3008.
The technology is simple and intuitive. It enables a choice of two-or four-wheel drive, 225 hp or 300 hp, sedan, station wagon or SUV body styles, four driving modes – ZEV 100% electric, Hybrid4, Sport and Hybrid.
The carmaker adds “Opel 2020” special editions with new safety, comfort and design features to the Grandland X, Crossland X, Astra.
There are “Opel 2020” packs. They are individually tailored for each model.
The Grandland X from the “Opel 2020” series is priced at €29,315 in Germany (VAT inclusive).
A front and rear park pilot and a rear view camera, 17-inch light-alloy wheels in “Technical Grey”, silver-colored underbody trim, the DLO signature graphic are among its highlights.
The Astra “Opel 2020” model additionally offers a front camera, LED headlights, a park pilot, ergonomic driver’s seat at prices starting from €23,300.
The Crossland X “Opel 2020” for €21,310 attracts attention by high-gloss black B-pillars, silver underbody trim and 16-inch alloy wheels.
In addition, customers can upgrade and customize their “Opel 2020” special model with various packs: Function Pack, Assistance Pack, Innovation Pack costing from €400 to €2,400.
Citroën launches a new version of its brand signature: INSPIRËD BY YOU ALL. In 2020, it is reserved for the films and advertisements for six Citroën’s electrified models.
The first to bear this signature is a new C5 Aircross hybrid SUV, which has been on order since November 2019.
Source: Mercedes, Opel, Peugeot, Citroën