Monthly Review September 2022 - new car models for your fleet
Stay up to speed with Fleet Europe’s Monthly Review featuring the new car and van models that will hit your fleet shortlist soon. Thanks to a motor show on both sides of the Atlantic (NAIAS in Detroit and IAA Transportation in Hannover,) September didn’t fall short of exciting entries.
BYD - Atto 3 & Han
Joining the SUV Tang Chinese BYD expands with the compact crossover Atto 3 (pictured) and the sedan Han. The interior of the first is an eye-catcher, the peak charging of 88 kW less so. If its range of 420kms isn’t enough, the Han tops 520kms. Only in Norway and the Benelux, with Germany and France coming soon.
JEEP - Avenger & Recon & Wagoneer S
SUV specialist Jeep took the veils of a BEV trilogy as part of its future electric strategy. The Poland-built Avenger (pictured) comes in 2023, debuting an all-new skateboard platform provided with a range of 400kms. The model is about the size of the current Renegade. The larger Recon will be the brand’s zero-emission offroader, coming one year later. Top-liner will be the luxurious Wagoneers S, a contender for the Mercedes EQE SUV with 800kms of range.
NISSAN - X-Trail
Exclusively equipped with Nissan’s serial hybrid technology, the new X-Trail is a larger Qashqai that drives electric but with a combustion engine as a generator. The drive will be nearly as supple as in any electric crossover, but its CO2 emissions of 161g/km don’t lend it the tax benefits that BEVs enjoy all over Europe.
PEUGEOT - 408
Dubbed 408, this high-riding fastback builds on the technology of the 308, sharing its powertrains (1.2 petrol and 2 PHEV variants) and underpinnings. More importantly, the 408 also adopts the electric driveline of the forthcoming E-308 (both sedan and estate), available as of June 2023 with a new-chemistry battery and a range of over 400kms.
VOLKSWAGEN - Amarok
Born from a collaboration with Ford, the Amarok is technically twinned to the Ford Ranger. With four diesel options (2.0 and 3.0) and one petrol engine there’s no sign of any electrification yet. Payload is 1.2 tonnes, and the load bay can accommodate a Euro-pallet.
MAXUS - T90 EV
Beating the Amarok as prize-winner for the first all-electric pick-up coming to Europe, is the Maxus T90 EV. In between its ladder frame sits a battery pack of 89kWh, sufficient for an autonomy of 330kms. Payload settles just under 1 ton.
RENAULT - Trafic Van E-Tech Electric
Finally competing in the 1-tonne class, Renault presents the all-electric Trafic with a range of 240kms from a 52kWh battery. There are three charging options: 7.4kW AC, 22kW DC and an optional fast-charger of 50kW DC for companies that want to use it beyond last-mile delivery.
IVECO - eDaily
Building upon an experience in electric drivelines for more than a decade, the youngest edition of the eDaily, with an unprecedented payload of 4.6 tonnes, reaches up to 400kms of urban range. The battery pack is modular up to three steps, so that range and downtime can be tailored for specific fleet needs. A services ecosystem from Iveco helps with configuration and equipment, driver monitoring, routing and charging.