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2 Apr 24

Monthly Review April 2024: new car and van models

Stay up to speed with Fleet Europe’s Monthly Review featuring new car and van models that will hit your fleet shortlist soon. Last month, most of the news came from the LCV market, aside Audi's long-awaited contender in the all-electric compact SUV segment.

Audi - Q6 E-TRON

The Q6 e-tron is set to redefine its class with advanced technical features. It’s the first all-electric Audi to be built on the PPE platform co-developed with Porsche. It offers enhanced performance, range, driving dynamics and charging. The exterior design is conservative yet detailed, but the interior boasts a new operating system and spacious layout. It launches with two powerful models, including a sportier S version, and boasts impressive energy recovery technology, as well as quick charging capabilities thanks to the 800-volt network.

 

Farizon - SUPERVAN

Geely-owned Farizon has announced its European market debut this month, partnering with independent distributors. Spearheading its offensive is the SuperVAN, whose looks were already unveiled. It builds upon the Multipurpose Architecture (GXA-M) and comes with an 800-volt architecture to reduce downtime, a first for commercial vans. Available in both short and long-wheelbase configurations, the van features a notably low loading sill at 550 millimetres and lacks a B-pillar, resulting in a unique side opening.

 

Volkswagen - CRAFTER

The seven-year-old Volkswagen Crafter is getting an interior refresh, featuring a new 10.3 or 12.9-inch infotainment screen from the ID Buzz, and repositioned air vents. Updates include a steering wheel-mounted driving direction lever, an electronic handbrake, and a ChatGPT-compatible voice assistant. While no major technical overhauls exist, new standard assistance systems are being added. Orders start this month.

 

Volvo - EX30

It’s not really a facelift, but Volvo did make a few changes to the spanking-new EX30, especially in options and trims. Cloud Blue becomes the new standard color, replacing Vapour Grey, which now costs extra. The Volvo EX30 Plus trim offers an optional Power Seat Pack with electric front seats. Additional choices in interior and exterior colours are available, and the EX30 features a new humidity sensor and updated steering wheel buttons. The EX30's model year can be identified by its badge's new location on the tailgate.

 

Xpeng - G6

As a key model for Xpeng, the 4.75-meter G6 will soon be available as a contender in the heart of Europe’s fleet market. It offers fast charging capabilities and two battery options (66kWh and 87.5kWh). The top model boasts 476 hp and a 550-kilometer range. The G6 comes well-equipped with luxury features and limited optional extras. It sits on the new SEPA2.0 platform, featuring a sloping roofline and slots in below the larger G9.

 

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Image Source: Audi/Farizon/Volkswagen/Volvo/Xpeng

 

Authored by: Piet Andries