Ewan McGregor

Welcome to ICON Wheels: the first brand extension from the magazine ICON dedicated to the world of cars and motorcycles

The most iconic and desirable models on two and four wheels, interviews with protagonists, stories of success

This month Icon is launching a special edition dedicated to the world of cars and motorcycles: Icon Wheels, with interviews with protagonists, stories of success and the most iconic and desirable models. From supercars to SUVs: powerful, ecological or simply irresistible cars of fascination and distinction.

“With Wheels, the first special issue dedicated to the world of both four and two wheels, Icon begins what is set to be a series of brand extensions with the ambitious aim of vertically expanding and deepening its coverage of the male passions that remain the foundation of the magazine’s original promise,” explained Andrea Tenerani, editor of the Mondadori Group’s male lifestyle title. “The next stage on the journey begun by Icon in 2019».

Icon Wheels will be available on newsstands from 16 July with two different covers: the first featuring the Maserati Levante Trofeo V8, with its distinctive and captivating style, a symbol of Italian excellence, and the second featuring actor Ewan McGregor, a motorcycle enthusiast, and a veteran of two wheels, who talks about his passion for bikes.

Plus, exclusive interviews with some of the big names from the world of engines, such as Marquez, Dovizioso and Bautista, enriching the content of the magazine, along with a section dedicated to lifestyle, with the most exclusive bars and restaurants bar of the summer 2019, in both Italy and around the world.

The new Wheels will also be available on the web with a dedicated channel on iconmagazine.it, a complete digital guide to driving style.

Following the success of the June issue, which confirmed the Mondadori Group’s male lifestyle magazine as leader in the sector – with sales up by +19% compared with 2018 – Icon Wheels also recorded excellent results in terms of advertising, once again in marked contrast to the print media market and the up-market male segment.

Icon continues to grow also across social media, in particular on Instagram, with an increase in followers of more than 30% compared with the beginning of the year.