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Canadian Champion (Milton, ON), 28 Nov 2019, p. 54

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Milton Canadian Champion | Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 54 W's Space Vizzion comes to Earth Story and photos by Rob Beintema, Metroland Media LOS ANGELES, CA. - On the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show, T suggen offered a sneak peek preview of the latest addition to their electrically-powered lineup with the ID. Space Vizzion. It is a five-door "crossover of tomorrow" that, according to VW, combines the "aerodynamic characteristics of a Gran Turismo & tourer with the spacious utility of an SUV". The ID. Space Vizzion builds on Volkswagen's Modular Elec- tric Drive Matrix (MEB) platform featuring an 82 kWh underfloor battery that can provide 205 kW of power through.a rear drive electnc motor. In optional 4Motion configuration, a 75 kW front motor adds to the power mix for a combined 250 kW effort towards a 175 km/h top speed and a 5.4 second 0-100 km acceleration time. The electric power system boasts up to a 590 km (300 mile) range and can be recharged to 80 percent capacity within half an hour. ; The ID. Space Vizzion concept perches on 22-inch wheels with a wide stance, pulled-forward "A" pillars, slippery curves, an elongated shape, airstream openings and sleek lines promising optimal aerodynamics. g With the front end and roof designed to allow airflow, the range-maximizing drag coefficient measures 0.24. Styling accents include a black hood that merges stylistical- ly with the high gloss black panoramic glass roof, digital door © handles, LED matrix headlights, light strips and honeycomb-style LED DRLs. Inside, the ID. Space Vizzion's interior, unconstrained by tradi- tional powertrain design limitations, offers an elevated viewpoint -- : This is a profile photo of the ID. Space Vizzion concept, the ee PCR A L above the underfloor battery and maximum room for four (or Wee AA optional five) passengers with 586 litres of luggage room ac- cessed via the rear hatchback. The all-digital cockpit features intuitive minimalistic ® style centred around five components - an interactive ID. Light #t., system that controls everything from 30-colour ambient lighting ¥ to navigation, connectivity, emergency assists and more, a mul- tifunction- steering wheel, an Augmented Reality (AR) heads-up #8 display, a smallish digital mini display in front of the driver and a B |arger centrally- located, 15.6-inch horizontal touchscreen, also angled towards the driver. Gear selection is controlled through a right-hand steering col- umn switch. . Plastics will be banned for future production plans and sus- ¥ tainable interior materials include AppleSkin a new plant-based leatherette partly comprised from residual matter from apple juice production. The ID. Space Vizzion is the seventh concept to be explored in Volkswagen's new electrically-powered lineup, following the original ID., the ID. Crozz, ID. Buzz, ID. Vizzion, ID. Buggy and ID. Roomz. But this latest concept is more than just a flight of fancy and "styling exercise. Volkswagen has concrete plans to sell up to three million elec- tric vehicles per year by 2025. And, following up on last month's production start of the ID. 3, VW plans to refine some form of the ID. Space Vizzion (possibly in five-door and wagon layouts) into a production version that ) they can bring to market in Canada by 2022. at acorns] newest concept in Volkswagen's all-electric ID. lineup, as shown on the VW stand at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. A roomy cabin, sustainable; non-leather materials and an impressive suite of digital driver assists are found within VWs ID. Space Vizzion concept. (Volkswagen Canada photo Dodge brings 50 years of muscle to LA Story and photo by Jim Robinson, Metroland Media LOS ANGELES, CA: Dodge flexed its muscle at the Los An- geles Auto Show with the introduction of the 2020 Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition, all of which will be built in Brampton. Available on the Scat Pack 392 Shaker model, the golden an- niversary Challenger will be limited to just 70 units in. Canada and numbered as "x out of 70". In Canada, the 70 numbered units of Scat Pack 392 Shaker will be painted in Go Mango to mark Challengers original 1970 model-year introduction - The 50th Anniversary Edition package features premium Nappa leather and Alcantara interior with Sepia accent stitch- ing, real carbon fibre accents, a unique gauge cluster and the "50" logo throughout In addition, all 2020 Challenger SRT Hellcat and Hellcat Red- eye models will wear a 50th Anniversary badge. | The standard body-colour Shaker Hood is functional and comes with the a Mopar cold-air intake, conical air filter and § optimized air box for improved airflow and performance. When the hood is lifted, there is "SHAKER" under-hood decal Pages with drive modes and Line Lock engages the front brakes to hold the vehicle stationary, but leaves the rear wheels free for a burnout to heat up and clean the rear tires. & The special alloy wheels with performance tires are painted in "Gold School" with Brembo brake calipers finished in a gunmetal colour. which is reminiscent of the original 1970 Challenger. Power comes from a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated OHV V8 with 485 hp and 475 Ib/ft of torque with an eight-speed TorqueFlite Mi automatic trans- : mission standard or an optional Six- speed heavy-duty Tremec manual with power to the rear wheels. The Scat Pack 392 The steering wheel, instrument panel, startup screens, gauge faces, seat backs, door bolsters and floor - mats have retro inspired ¢ look. The black, heated and . ventilated Nappa The | features four-piston | Brampton-built leather Brembo brakes at all | 2020 Dodge Challenger ¥ and Alcantara suede perfor- four comers, 20-inch- ~ | 20th Anniversary Edition mance seats feature Sepia ac- by-9.5-inch wheels, | as unleashed at the cent stitching and embroidered high performance | LoS Angeles Auto Show. "50" logo seat backs. A neat feature suspension, steering | Only 70 will be available in CE ii 4 at start up is the main instrument cluster shows 1970 Challenger and unique white- faced gauges with yellow accents. wheel-mounted pad- dle shifters (with automatic transmission). SRT Performance

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