Fully electrified: the highlights of the IAA 2021

The world is changing, that much is clear. However, just how rapidly the development of the car is progressing is shown by the premieres at this year's IAA show: Almost only fully electric models will be presented. Here are the major news.
Text Wiebke Brauer
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Genesis Crossover GV60
Genesis, the Hyundai's premium brand, presents its second electric car for the European market, the crossover GV60. It the first e-model based on the group platform E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform) and basically the noble version of the Hyundai Ioniq5 and Kia EV6.

Mercedes-AMG EQS 53
The EQS 53 is AMG's first electric car, it will be mass produced and has an output of up to 761 hp and over 1000 Nm of torque. As for the sound: this has been specially programmed, upon request the "Authentic" and "Performance" variants can be heard inside and out.

Audi Grandsphere
Audi's Grandsphere concept car shows what an all-electric successor to the A8 could look like, with a maximum range of more than 750 kilometers, it's supposed to hit the market in 2025. The 5.35-meter luxury sedan is to enable autonomous driving at level four, with the octagonal steering wheel retracted into the cockpit if required.

Cupra Urban Rebel Concept
Nope, this isn't a touring car. Seat offshoot Cupra recently launched its first all-electric vehicle, the Born, followed by the Urban Rebel Concept to be unveiled at the IAA. An electric city car, consistently sporty and with a radical design.


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