“Unlike some rivals’ cars, this is something that really can drive to a track, set the fastest lap and take the win before heading home. It’s supremely usable, yet outrageously fast,” Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales says.
“We developed a unique architecture, a unique and brand-new 60-kW/hr battery, drive unit, the vehicle’s functionality, aluminum doors and liftgate, electronic shifter, touchscreen display system, all launched with great quality in the...
The Canadian supplier recognizes most drivers only need torque to two wheels even if AWD systems routinely drive four wheels all the time. Disconnecting two of the wheels from the drivetrain when possible can significantly improve fuel economy.
The fifth-gen Ibiza is one of the first vehicles built upon VW Group’s MQB A0 platform, a shorter variant of the new, weight-saving MQB platform. Future VW Polos and a small CUV based on it also will use the MQB A0.