Autocar reserved: Mercedes A-Class, design, McLaren’s naming system, Jaguar I, the Pace of sale & more

This week fragments of automotive news includes Mercedes-Benz A-Class design, the car of McLaren, naming system, the Citroën C5 Aircross arrival and the forecast for the Jaguar to me-sales Pitch.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class:

Underbody refinements in aerodynamic on the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has improved its fuel efficiency “for the equivalent of shaving 100kg from its weight”, according to Teddy Woll, the car of the chief of the aerodynamics. “Better yet, when you improve the underbody, you don’t have arguments with the designers every day,” he said. “You care so much about what’s under this.”

The McLaren Of Senna:

The McLaren of Senna, which will be followed by other models from Woking with names rather than an alphanumeric designation. Chief executive officer Mike Flewitt said that he would like to use names for the studio Ultimate cars Series. Sports and Super Series models will continue to be identified by combinations of letters and numbers.

Citroën C5 Aircross:

Citroën C5 Aircross SUV of medium size, due to the end of this year, will be different from the Chinese version, introduced last year. Product boss Xavier Peugeot said that there would be tweaks for the specific needs of European customers – a practice that will be applied in the future through the Citroën line-up. “Our models will be more international than before, but with the flexibility to adapt to local needs,” he added.

Jaguar I-Step:

Jaguar Land Rover sales boss Andy Goss believes 80% of buyers for its next electric I-speed will be conquest customers from other brands. He said that it was important that the Jaguar dealer did not put the buyers in the wrong car for their needs, but he hoped that the mi-by-Step “to talk about, people buying Teslas”.

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