Fantastic For Insomnia - 19 April 2022

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HYUNDAI IONIQ5 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR

Hyundai has scooped the top prize of the World Car of the Year awards. Added to which it won the World Electric Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year too. They were up against the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Kia EV6. To run through the full list of winners, for all the categories, click here to read the World Car Awards articles and further links. For Autocar’s article, click here.

NCAP SCORES DACIA JOGGER ONE STAR

Euro NCAP revealed their latest round of testing. One car stood out and not for a good reason, the Dacia Jogger, as it was awarded one star. Upon further investigation, a few things came to light which has caused many to start questioning how NCAP goes about things. To see the Jogger’s score, click here for the NCAP link. To see some of Dacia’s response to this, click here for the Autocar article.

This has cause a lot of debate, around the tests, what is included, what will gain scores and by some if NCAP is fit for purpose. One article that delves into the problems, click the CAR article here.

QUALCOMM AND STELLANTIS AGREEMENT

Stallantis announced, how connected cars and software was critical to their plan for profitability in the coming years. They have now backed that up with an announcement of utilising Qualcomm’s software to run all that stuff. For more, click here to read the Reuters article.

NEW PRIVATE CAR RULES NOW IN FORCE

The new rules for private car parks, where a lower limit has been imposed for not paying or overstaying as well as a host of others aspects that make using such places a total joy. To be reminded of these, click the Autocar article here. ——————————————————————————-

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WRC: CROATIA THIS WEEK AND SEB IS BACK FOR PORTUGAL

A reminder that Rally Croatia is back this week, after what seems like a very long break. Hopefully, the hybrid gremlins have been chased from the system. DirtFish has complied, what they think, will be the podium result, click here to see their choices.

Today, M-Sport also announced that Sabastien Loeb will return for the team at the Portugal event. Click here for the DirtFish article detailing that.

LUNCHTIME READ: GETTING A CONCEPT MADE (OR NOT)

Adrian Clarke has written another design article for Hagerty, this time on how hard it is to actually get a concept car made, let alone be close to the original vision. To read that, click the link here.

LIST OF THE WEEK: 25 FANTASTIC FRENCH CLASSICS

Major Gav is back! He has compiled a list of French classics. Have a listen to the chaps select their fav and then run through the list yourself to see if you are in agreement. As ever, do tell us your choice! Click here for the Motoring Research article link.

AND FINALLY: PININFARINA DESIGNS A SCOOTER

Pininfarina has launched an electric scooter, proving they are still with the zeitgeist. Have they managed to bring style to a scooter, only you can be the judge of that. For more, click the Autocar link here.

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