What triggers the reflex to look at a car? In the case of our Porsche Taycan, which we are allowed to drive 100,000 kilometers as an endurance test, it is first and foremost the sky-blue color, of course. With the Audi RS 4, it’s the color AND the exhaust sound. With the Lamborghini Urus it’s the poisonous green, but also the roaring overall appearance of the engine, tailpipes and angular sheet metal. With the new Genesis GV60 in a matte aubergine we weren’t even able to get out of the semi-public underground car park when we were stopped and asked about the car: “What brand is that? Looks great!” Here it was neither color nor sound, but the design.
This will happen more often now. Watch it. New brands are entering our market. You don’t know many of them and you have to look twice. I felt the same way recently, and I know my way around. I thought: Oops, what is that? It was a Lynk & Co 01.
Some new ones are quickly forgotten because it cannot be creative and successful to simply put an SUV on the road that looks like others. The established German manufacturers have to face the competition. I find: with more courage to design.
The new AUTO BILD 25/2022: Here are all the topics
NEW HITS New crossover: Peugeot 408 • station wagon with oomph: BMW M3 Touring • Audi e-rickshaw, Bentley Flying Spur S,
Nio ES7, Peugeot e-Rifter Vanderer • First drive in the Nissan Juke Hybrid • Opel Vivaro-e Hydrogen: How the hydrogen transporter drives MESSAGES Counterfeit CoC papers • Alternative drives are in vogue • Opinion: We need charging etiquette TESTING & TECHNOLOGY Mercedes EQE in the first test • All-wheel drive vans compared: BMW 2er Active Tourer against Mercedes B-Class • Everyday relationship: Mercedes EQC • Endurance test balance: Volvo XC60 T8 • Ford Puma against VW Taigo: Two cool guys for town and country • Used cars : Seat Ateca REPORTS The weirdest inventors in the 4×4 world: We visit the largest all-wheel drive trade fair • Bagged: How a new extinguishing bag should help with electric car fires • VinFast: The car manufacturer from Vietnam is launching two SUVs in Germany SERVICE Ten insect removers in the test: only three are really good • Sports car subscription: is it worth it? HEADINGS Eye-catcher: Polestar 5 • Motorsport: Nico Rosberg • Extra Tour: Lancia comes back.