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TRENDS

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December 2019

The silent roar

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Electric engines mean no more tail-pipe music. But these new-era models will still satisfy anyone passionate about beautiful, powerful, high-performance cars.

Mercedes AMGGLB 35 4MATIC
Compact.
Its striking expressive design and space for up to seven occupants make this model an unrivalled alternative in the compact SUV segment. Comfort-wise, note the raised seating position, ample space for passengers and luggage plus well-balanced off-road performance.

Volvo XC 40
Chic
The Swedish carmaker’s first all-electric vehicle sports a solid grille the same colour as the bodywork, creating a distinctive visual identity from the front in addition to incorporating the new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) sensors. Volvo’s Common Modular Architecture (CMA) platform was conceived from the start with electrification in mind.

Aston Martin RAPIDE E
Sleek.
Powered by an 800V battery encased in carbon fibre and Kevlar, the Rapide E delivers phenomenal performance thanks to state-of-the-art electrification. It has been designed throughout to replicate and ameliorate the feel, character and features of the V12-engined Rapide AMR. Its elegant looks are enhanced by newly designed aluminium wheels that give greater efficiency and reduce frictional loss.