Friday, December 31, 2010

Name chosen for a hybrid sports car BMW

Hybrid sports car BMW, which became a serial embodiment of the concept Vision Efficient Dynamics, will be called i8.
Vision Efficient Dynamics is a hybrid with the ability to recharge the batteries from the household mains. Lithium-polymer battery, which is located in the center of the floor along the body is fully charged for 2.5 hours.
The total capacity of power plant, consisting of a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo diesel and a synchronous electric motor - 328 hp Acceleration to 100 km / h takes 4.8 seconds, top speed is limited to 250 km / h. Average fuel consumption at the same time - 3.76 liters per 100 km, and the increased level of CO2 - 99 g / km.
Production of BMW I8 starts in 2013, and the value of its pre-call in the amount of 235,000 dollars.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Kia Venga will appear in Market

Kia intends to bring to the market compact city hatchback Venga.
Venga - a very practical car: with a length of 4,068 mm to the wheelbase - 2615 mm, which is at a height of 1600 mm allowed to make interior urban compact enough spacious and roomy. The rear seats are divided in the ratio 40:60, with each part can be completely folded to form a flat platform for cargo.
Thanks to the elegant silhouette and the rapid, expressive and aggressive front end optics, the appearance Kia Venga, established in line with the latest design trends, and leaves no one indifferent.
More information about the car and the price will be published closer to the start of sales scheduled for the first quarter of 2011.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tata Nano to release golden jubilee jewelry

The company Tata Motors has summed up competition dedicated to the anniversary of five thousand years of jewelry in India.
The contest was presented 13 projects to decorate Micro cars Tata Nano precious stones and metals. Put into practice the project, selected the best, Tata entrusted subsidiary Titan Industries.
Machine, encased in gold "armor" will be made at the company's in Bangalore. As for the cost of the project and its subsequent fate, until such information is not propagated.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A new generation Toyota Vitz / Yaris

In Japan, a new generation of hatchback Toyota Vitz, a well-known in other markets around the world as a Yaris.
Third-generation Vitz was slightly (by 10 mm) longer wheelbase and increased by 50 mm - is allowed to increase seats, adding space and rear passengers a bit by increasing the amount of luggage.
Vitz is the base for a 1.0-liter 69-strong petrol unit, working under the hood paired with a five-step "mechanics". Engine volume 1.33 liters and 101 hp receive system start-stop ", and will be aggregated with either a six mechanics, or with the CVT. For the domestic market also offers a version of the RS 1.5-liter engine (108 hp) and some sporting attributes of the exterior and interior, but in Europe there will be cars with 1.4-liter diesel engine, outstanding 90 hp
Sales in Japan begins with the January 8, 2011.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Five-seated electric car from Norway

Norwegian manufacturer of electric Think announced a five-seat version of its Model City.
Norwegians have reported that electric car gets landing formula "2 +2", with the rear seats are folded to increase luggage. Specific numbers of this volume, however, the manufacturer has not yet specify.
Think City has a 34 kW electric motor and a set of nickel-chloride batteries. These batteries last longer lithium-ion and environmentally cleaner than them, but more expensive, which increases the cost of operation.
Maximum printing speed - 110 km / h to 80 km / h it is dispersed for 16 seconds. Mileage on a full battery charge - 160 km, and the full charging time - 11 hours, up to 7 hours of battery is charged at 80%.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Lotus is preparing a city car

British brand Lotus joins lineup, consisting of a sports car, sub kompaktnym city car. Developing the future a little Lotus is in conjunction with the Malaysian Proton and the automaker, which management does not name names yet. The machine will be in 2013 and will be available in three versions - for the European and Asian markets, as well as the sports version.
Apparently, the car will form the basis for a conceptual Lotus City Car, shown at the Paris Motor Show last year. He was a four-three-door hatchback with a rear-drive and hybrid power plant with total capacity of 120 hp and single-stage transmission, ensured the dispersal to "hundreds" for 9 seconds, top speed 170 km / h and cruising range of 500 km and 60 km of the machine could go on electricity.
Will the series machine with the power unit is not yet known.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Alfa Romeo Giulia - a new flagship brand

Alfa Romeo will release a large sedan that will replace the current model line 159. Reportedly, the model will be named Giulia, and will be built on an elongated platform Giulietta.
New products will be different striking design in a spirit of Alfa Romeo MiTo, will receive LED optics and a wide range of high-tech options, such as a system of Active Roll Control, which changes the stiffness of shock absorbers in the corners and package DNA, allowing control settings and steering response on the gas pedal.
For Guilia offer range of petrol and diesel engines ranging from 104 to 200 horsepower and sports version of Quadriplegia Verde receives Chrysler V6.
The premiere of the new sedan is scheduled for 2011.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ford is preparing a plant for the new Escape

Ford Motor will invest 600 million dollars in upgrading the plant in Louisville, Kentucky, which intends to produce a new generation of SUV Escape.
Release of this model will begin in 2011, and by the time the plant will be the most modern production Ford of all actions.
In total there is planned to produce five models, including, since 2012 - a compact SUV brand Lincoln. If necessary, you can deploy and production of Ford Focus third generation. Produced by the same company now Ford Explorer in December will be collected at another plant in Chicago.
With regard to the model Ford Escape new model year, the presentation of the prototype is planned at the motor show in Detroit.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mitsubishi is developing a new compact car

Mitsubishi showed sketches of a new compact model for all world markets, which since 2012 is scheduled to begin production in Thailand.
Ceremony for the new plant, which compacts and should priizvoditsya, was held on 9 December, and officially a prototype will be shown next March at the Geneva Motor Show.
Manufacturer reports that the new model will feature and fuel economy. We also know that a platform for new items will be developed completely new, but it will get engines volume of 1,0 and 1,2 liters.
It is reported that the cost of the new Mitsubishi in Thailand will be 13,300 dollars.

Monday, December 13, 2010

BMW 1-series M: "Emka" for the anniversary

On the anniversary of the first model line M in BMW’s smallest declassified "emku - 1-series M. This model has received the name because the name of the M1 is already worn in the 70 years of very different sports.
Current 1-series M is bigger, not only of his distant ancestor in the back of E30, but "civil" coupe 135i: «loaded" coupe is longer by 20 mm, and with its extended wheel arches - a 55 mm wider than the base model. In addition, "Emka" below 8 mm.
External differences 1-series M - new front bumper with improved aerodynamics and the large air intakes, a mirror of M3, 19-inch wheels and four pairs located pipe exhaust system.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Nissan electric car was Car of the Year in Europe

Nissan Leaf - European Car of the Year 2011. Thus the title of an electric awarded by a jury of 57 journalists from leading automotive publications, representing 23 countries.
Leaf has a 107 hp electric motor, which accelerates electric car weighing 1600 kg to 100 km / h in 11.9 seconds and a top speed of 145 km / h. Power reserve when fully charged batteries - 175 km, according to studies, most drivers that is enough.
Electric car equipped with air conditioning, satellite navigation system, brake energy regeneration, in addition, it is possible to remotely turn on heating and cooling compartment via computer or phone. Optional solar panel in the rear spoiler allows you to replenish the charge 12-volt battery, power supply accessories.
Sales of Nissan Leaf will start in Japan and the United States this December and in Europe - since the beginning of 2011. In addition, Nissan plans to launch in 2012-2013, the production of electric vehicles in Europe and America.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Subaru will have a CD-van

In the model range marks Subaru will be a CD-van Trezia, which may be supplied to Europe.
Trezia built on the same platform with the recently debuted in Europe, Toyota Verso S, and the external differences between them are reduced, mostly to the front, made in the style of Subaru, so changed the rear optics.
Migrated from Verso S and 1.33-liter engine that develops 99 hp and 126 Nm. However, besides him, the novelty will receive and adapted for her 1.5-liter boxer engine produces 109 hp, which as an option will be available four-wheel drive. Transmission for all variants is one - is the CVT with seven fixed "stages".

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hyundai Solaris displaces the market Getz and і20

Hyundai Motor announced that Getz and i20 hatchbacks at the end of the year will leave the market.
The company leads the market with these fairly popular model (for the year sold 18,500 Getz and about 3000 - i20, sales of which began in the summer) to make a niche for the sedan's Solaris, which will be produced at the plant Hyundai near St. Petersburg.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Opel Combo get platform Fiat Doblo

Opel Combo waiting for a generational change: the current form, the light commercial vehicle will last on the line just before the fourth quarter of next year.
As for the new generation, it will retain its former name, and will be collected based on the Fiat Doblo. According to the agreement signed Fiat and Opel, the production of machines will be in Turkish factory Tofas, and they will be sold through a dealer network Opel worldwide, excluding North America.
The new Combo will such modifications, as a passenger car, cargo van, chassis-cabs. During 2011 it is planned delivery of 6,000 vehicles, but only under the contract - not less than 250000. The contract would also increase the production of machines on the platform of Fiat Doblo in Turkish factory to 1300000 copies.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Chevrolet Orlando being launched in the UK

Introduced at the Paris Motor Show family minivan Chevrolet Orlando is available for order, so far only in the UK. 
Built on a platform of a sedan Chevrolet Cruze, minivan combines the practicality of a large family car with an impressive appearance crossover. Three rows of seats set out "amphitheater", provide each passenger with a reasonable review of the salon, as well as provide opportunities for more than 30 variants of transformation.
Range of engines will make 1.8-liter gasoline from Cruze capacity of 141 hp and two diesels.
Chevrolet Orlando is available in three trim levels, already in the database are stabilizing system, air conditioning, electric mirrors and six airbags.
Price in the UK will be 16,395 pounds - approximately 19,500 euros. Orlando should get in the summer of 2011.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Ginetta G55 - an update from the British sports car

British manufacturer Ginetta, whose main specialization - racing cars, has introduced a new model of G55.
The new model, which is the deep processing of its predecessor - G50, is designed to participate in the racing series Ginetta GT Super cup (formerly Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup).
Under the hood of G55 - Ford engine capacity of 3.7 liters develops 370 hp He gives the rear wheels, working in conjunction with a sequential gearbox Hewland.
Presentation of the new car will take place January 13, 2011 at the exhibition Auto sport International.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A new generation of minivans in China

Owned concern GM brand Buick, targeting the Chinese market, GL8 minivan introduced a new generation.
In the guise of novelty features thinly veiled concept of a hybrid minivan Buick Business, presented in Shanghai last year, but the real machine is slightly smaller in size, and power plant at the moment is quite traditional: 3.0-liter V6 rated at 258 hp, a 167-strong Quartet ECOTEC 2,4 l in combination with six automatic.
Depending on configuration, MPV will be powered by an electric tailgate, Bose audio with 10 speakers, a 10.2-inch screen for rear passengers, a 7-inch touch screen on the center console and top-end versions get six airbags.
Sales Buick GL8 new generation will be in January at a price in terms of the European currency, from 32,600 to 44,000 euros.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Racing Mazda MX-5 coloring

The subsidiary of Mazda has opened on its website voting for the best version of paint racing version of the roadster Mazda MX-5. This car in February 2011 to take part in a European race "MX-5 Ice Race 2011 will be held in Sweden. Specifically for these events are independent designers have developed six versions of graphic design roadster Mazda MX-5, where the team will fight for the victory. Voting will close on Dec. 8, 2010, but then announced author of the best version of the coloring.
Andrei Glazkov, director of marketing for Mazda Motor Since the launch of Zoom-Zoom Challenge, we have accumulated an impressive experience in organizing sports competitions. In all zadumok, 2011 will be perhaps the most athletic in our history. The race in Sweden - is only the beginning of expression of our sporting ambitions. After the fifth place last year, we Aim for the podium, though, of course, will fight against very worthy opponents. "

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Cozy Car

New Honda CR-V at first glance gives the impression of solidity. In the car there is nothing child: he is one hundred percent solid, solid, grown-up. Owning such a machine is uniquely speaks of her owner, as a man held and successful. Obviously, for the image has to pay: the price of CR-V 2010 model year range. 
In the maximum configuration the car is equipped with electric sunroof, leather interior, Parktronic, powered driver's seat, electrical lumbar support for driver subwoofer ... That is practically all you need for comfort. However, we went for a test model in the Elegance version with a two-liter engine and five-speed automatic transmission. This car is worth 1 million 195 thousand rubles. (That is cheaper than a top at 203 thousand rubles). And it was not nothing of the above. No hatch, no leather seats, no power seats or a subwoofer, or even Parktronic, not to mention the navigation! And it is up to 1 million 195 thousand! Especially disappointed with Parktronic, without which unfold in a car longer than 4,5 meters and a width of 1.82 meters was extraordinarily difficult.

Monday, November 29, 2010

New diesel for Seat

Seat Leon and Altea in January to replace the outdated Diesel 1,9 TDI will have a new motor 1,6 TDI, corresponding to Euro-5.
The engine is equipped with power system Common Rail, to develop those same 90 hp, and its predecessor, and 230 Nm of torque. In conjunction with manual transmission diesel hatchback allows Leon to spend on 0.5 liter less in comparison with the old engine - 4.5 liters per 100 kilometers. Fuel Altea minivan fell even more serious - from 5,4 to 4,8 l per 100 km.
Machines with a new diesel engine until fall only on the market in Spain.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mitsubishi is preparing a hybrid model by 2013

Year 2013, Mitsubishi will join lineup own hybrid model, said Yoshikazu Nakamura, responsible for directing the development of electric vehicles in the Japanese company.

Apparently, the serial hybrid constructively will repeat the concept car Mitsubishi Px-MiEV, submitted in 2009 in Tokyo. It was equipped with two electric motors 82 hp power, rotate each its axis, and a gasoline engine of 1.6 liters ( 116 hp), which could run on batteries recharged, and as traction.

On electricity prototype could drive 45 km, and further work included in an internal combustion engine, which at first recharge the battery, while increasing the load time with him began to be transmitted to the wheels.

It is reported that at present, this machine is the final test.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

GM and SAIC have presented a new brand

General Motors in conjunction with the Chinese SAIC concern brought to the market of China new brand Baojun.
The first model of the new brand was Baojun 630 - a budget sedan, the price of which will be installed within the 10000 dollars. Such a pricing policy should allow to compete for customers not only with other manufacturers, but also to entice them from the secondary market.
It is reported that production has already started, and every year is planned to produce 100,000 cars of this model.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Audi has declassified most powerful version of the A3

The family of Audi A3 supplemented with the most powerful version - RS3. Images and technical details were declassified on Monday.
Under the hood RS3 - row "five" in volume of 2.5 liters, develops 340 hp and 450 Nm. In tandem with the motor running seven-step "robot S-tonics. As is usual for cars with an index of RS, the car is equipped with all-wheel drive Quattro. Maximum speed artificially limited to 250 km / h and 100 km / h RS3 develops over 4,6 seconds after launch. At the same time fuel consumption is declared at the level of 9.1 liters per 100 km, and emissions CO2 - 212 g / km.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

De - Tomaso back next year

Italy's legendary brand De Tomaso makes the next steps to recovery. It is already known, which will begin production.
An agreement was reached on the use of the newly formed firm capacity at Termini Imerese in Sicily. The plant belongs to the concern Fiat, which is intended to close it, but the local authorities and the Italian government had strongly opposed. Therefore, the appearance De Tomaso, ready to rent to suit your needs factory floor, it was an opportune moment to save jobs.
In the next year will begin production sports car Ghepardo, and then range should fill a sport sedan and crossover. In order to reach break-even level, the firm must produce for 10000 cars a year - these plans are based on more perspective

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Two awards of commercial vehicles Mercedes

Two commercial vehicle Mercedes-Benz were awarded contest PROdvizhenie. Best Truck of the Year "
As a result of the contest, led at the International Transport Forum "IAF-2010," The Best Truck in 2010 (from 1,5 to 5,0 m) "was voted the best Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, a Mercedes- Benz Actros was the winner in the Best tractor in 2010 (the engine power from 351 to 500 hp).
The rewards for these achievements in a solemn ceremony were representatives of Mercedes-Benz Rus Sales Director vans Mercedes-Benz North Jeroen Vraymud and director of sales of trucks for Mercedes-Benz North Alexander Greeks.
Commemorative cups will be exhibited in Autotechcenter Mercedes-Benz North, which is the official representative of Daimler AG.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Hyundai Grandeur

The first images of updated sedan Grandeur published Korean Hyundai. A new generation of this car segment "E" was created in the spirit of recent design concepts of the company.
New Hyundai Grandeur was swift from the body with muscular wheel arches, wide front end with a grille and slanted headlights and overall style novelty sports and aggressive. In addition, you will notice that the car has front and rear LED optics.
Data on the timing of the appearance of Grandeur serial no, do not communicate and specifications, although we can assume that under the hood will be engines V6 and V8, as well as the seven-speed automatic transmission.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Updated Acura TSX

Acura, luxury division of Honda, has updated the sedan model TSX, marketed in Europe as the Honda Accord.
Externally, the machine has changed little: there are new fog lights, another grille, modified rear optics and new design alloy wheels.
Inside - new steering wheel, handbrake lever, the front panel, the navigation system and floor mats.
With regard to changes under the hood, the existing engines were modified to reduce friction loss: it's slightly improved fuel efficiency. With the same purpose, the modified program control automatic transmission.
New Acura TSX will be the American dealerships by the end of the year at a price of 29,610 dollars.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Porsche Cayman R - even easier and faster

Porsche pokazalana Los Anzhelesskom Motor sportkarCayman R - with more moschnymmotorom and lightweight body in comparison with the already well-known Cayman S.
After ustanovkisverhlegkih seats, body panels and oblegchennyhvnutrennih novyhlegkosplavnyh drives as well as izyatiyaiz complete audio system Climate control system gross weight avtomobilyaumenshilas at 55 kg and was 1295 kg.
Modernizirovannyy3 ,4-liter engine with 330 hp, which works in tandem with шестиступенчатоймеханической PPC CaymanR accelerates to 282 km / h from 100 kotoryhpervye recruited in 5 seconds.
VGermanii new sports car will prodavats February 2011, and starting tsenasostavit 69,830 euros.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The unique tram system Volkswagen

November 16 Volkswagen to celebrate the anniversary - a decade of unique transportation system that works in Dresden, the glass factory, which produces a model Phaeton.
In 2001 the tram ways Dresden appeared blue compounds, whose trip began in the Friedrichstadt district, in the logistics center and ended on a glass factory in the city center. Since then, daily tram CarGoTram carrying 420 tons of spare parts for Volkswagen Phaeton. 
The composition of 20 m and a load capacity of 60 tons set in motion induction motors with total capacity of 1224 hp Speed tram - 50 km / h, while the route - 25 minutes. Approximately the same is loading and unloading of the glass factory.
Unique logistics concept allows you to save a low level of noise and harmful emissions and reduce congestion in the center of Dresden.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fastest BMW M6 by G-Power

The fastest four-seater coupe in the world is built on the BMW M6 Atelier G-power.
V10 engine after replacing the piston, as well as reprogramming the control unit began to give out 800 hp power (vs. 517 hp in the standard) and 800 Nm of torque. Top speed is limited at around 300 km / h, but the most impressive performance of dispersal: a 4.35 seconds after starting the machine travels at a speed of 100 km / h, and this is not the limit. Acceleration from standstill to 200 km / h - 9.5 seconds and a maximum speed of G-Power M6 Hurricane RR gains for 24.9 seconds.
For better downforce aerodynamic body kit coupe was made of carbon fiber. Among other features worth mentioning brand brakes G-power and electronically adjustable suspension.
For the resulting supercar tuning studio requests 252,100 euros.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

BMW is working on the car of the future

The BMW Group intends in 2013 to turn their leytsipgsky plant at the center of the mass production of electric vehicles. To do this, planned to invest in the reconstruction of the production of 400 million euros and create 800 new jobs.
Already in 2011 the assembly line in Leipzig, the company will go first electric BMW ActiveE - this is the second after the MINI E electric model of the BMW group, experience the creation of which will be indispensable in the preparation of serial production electric car of the future Megaciti Vehicle.
Megacity Vehicle - a new technological breakthrough, which trains specialists BMW. He will become the world's first production car with a body of carbon fiber. At present, the average electric substantially - by 250-350 kg - heavier than the analog with an internal combustion engine, but light carbon fiber body makes it possible to reduce this difference to almost zero.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Aston Martin Vantage N420 - Special Edition

The special edition model Vantage is Aston Martin.'s Called a modification N420 and released after successful performance cars on 24-hour marathon at the Nurburgring. Actually, N in the title and oznachet this route, and the numbers - horsepower.
4.7-liter engine transmits its 420 hp and 470 Nm at the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission or an optional "automatic» Sportshift. Maximum speed - 290 km / h, of which the first 100 recruited from 4,9 seconds.
Due to the wide application of carbon mass N420 compared to the baseline Vantage was reduced by 27 kg. Manageability is designed to improve the package Sports Pack, which includes the revised suspension settings, springs, dampers and anti-roll bars. The engine, in turn, features a new exhaust system, which gives, in addition to some increase of power, a very impressive sound.
Inside, use advanced finishing materials, and in addition, installed audio Bang & Olufsen.
Sales start in August next year at a price of 185,000 euros.

Monday, November 15, 2010

First Opel hybrid car Ampera

Opel called the cost of its first hybrid car Ampera, which will be sold in Europe at the end of next year.
Opel Ampera the basic kit will cost the Europeans to 42,900 euros. For comparison, the U.S. soplatformenny Chevrolet Volt - essentially, the same machine, but with other shildikami - sold for 41,000 dollars. Lower prices secured government subsidies.
Ampera constantly driven by an electric motor 150 hp - It allows you to position it as an electric car. 100-strong internal combustion engine, which he has used exclusively to recharge the batteries. Electric range - 50 to 80 km when fully charged battery. Connect engine can increase mileage up to 480 km.
The machine accelerates to "hundreds" for 9 seconds and a top speed Opel Ampera - 161 km / h. Charging the battery from the household power is 3 hours.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Special Series Fabia RS

In honor of winning factory team in the World Rally Championship series IRC Skoda will issue a special series of Fabia RS.
Spetsversiya receive paint finishes, like a champion car, a white roof and white 17-inch rims.
As for the power plant, then under the hood hot hatch will remain normal for RS-turbo 1.4 liter 180 horsepower paired with preselektivnym "robot» DSG. Accordingly, the acceleration time to "hundreds" of remaining 7.3 seconds and top speed - 224 km / h.
Special Series Fabia RS will be made in amounts of 200 units, and that's what markets expected to implement them is still unknown.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Opel Company New Car Zafira

The first images of new-generation minivan Opel Zafira appeared before the British publication AutoExpress.
On the computer photos can be seen that the drop of the machine against the door as the new Meriva, will not. However, the appearance of a new yet very bright. Emphasis is placed on fog unusual shape, familiar from opelevskim concepts.
It is expected that the new estate, which, incidentally, will be substantially larger than its predecessor, will receive a proprietary system transformation salon FlexSpace, well, a range of engines will follow that which is put to the Opel Astra, with the exception of the "charged" version of the OPC - it at Zafira will be no more .

Friday, November 5, 2010

Inizio - electric super car from USA

A prototype of an electric super car presented at SEMA tuning show U.S. firm Li-Ion Motors.
Li-Ion Inizio built on the funds won by the contest for the best production-ready car with a fuel consumption of no more than 2.35 liters per 100 km-Automotive X-Prize for the Electric Wave II.
Inizio accelerates to 60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds - 0.3 seconds on a better result than the famous Tesla Roadster. Maximum speed - 270 km / h, power reserve of up to 400 km. The machine is driven by an electric motor power 145 kW. The main advantage over its competitors - is the availability of a replacement set of batteries and a simplified procedure for their replacement.
Li-Ion motors intend to begin production Inizio the summer of 2011, and sell at a price of 139,000 dollars to 15,000 cars annually.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Porsche Cajun - Future crossover

Small crossover Porsche Cajun goes into production - the decision was made by the German manufacturer. Auto express British edition published the first images of future innovations.
New from Porsche will be playing in the same league with the recently introduced Range Rover Evoque and future BMW X4 (the premiere is expected in a year)
For the Cajun use platform Audi Q5, but not in pure form, of course, a thoroughly revised, in any case, steering and suspension will be sharper and sport settings.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Proton will create a compact car on the platform of Nissan Micra

Malaysian manufacturer Proton is going to use the platform for your own Nissan Micra subcompact-oriented markets of India and other developing countries.
Cost of the platform of the new Micra significantly reduced by the use of parts of Indian and Chinese production, whose share in the construction - about 90%. In addition, as reported, this "truck" helps reduce weight and reduce the number of used parts as well as to easily adapt the design to various requirements.
The platform allows building machines with total mass not exceeding 1600 kg and use motors with torque not higher than 200 Nm.
It is expected that a future minicar will get the features of the concept Emas, Proton presented at this year's Geneva Motor Show.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Styling for Mitsubishi ASX

Tuning kit for the crossover Mitsubishi RVR, a well-known called ASX, provided the Japanese studio DAMD.
Designer’s aerodynamic body kit (front splitter, skirts the rapids, a spoiler on the trailing edge of the roof) was added to the rapid appearance of cars and even aggressive traits.
Complement the exterior offered exclusive design alloy wheels diameter 19 or 20 inch tires Bridges tone, and besides, chrome-pipe exhausts system, which, incidentally, in this case is not standard, and specially modified and more productive.
The cost of tuning package developers to be announced.

New Dodge Grand Carava Car Got a New Grille

Next update in the model number brand Dodge - a large estate Grand Caravan, endures restyling.
Car got a new grille, a more sculptured hood, the new head optics, as well as revised design with LED lights aft.
The new configuration also received a suspension, and besides, the whole range of engines with which the Grand Caravan was offered in the U.S. market, has been replaced by a single motor. This - the six-cylinder V-shaped "Six" from the line of Pent star, develops 283 hp with the volume of 3,6 l, packaged with six automatic.
The new-generation minivan also received treatment for fuel economy, in which the algorithm of "automatic" changes so as to ensure minimum fuel consumption in all modes of traffic.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lexus has prepared a sport package for the new hybrid

Hybrid Hatchback CT Lexus 200h will sport package F-sport. This version of the car presented at Australian Motor Show opened in Sydney.
Proprietary software enhancements include a new grille, bumpers, more aggressive look, as well as wheels of special design. For this version of the machine are also invited to a special dark blue Flame Blue, which had painted only IS-F.
In the interior there will be pedal to the metal plates, a new steering wheel, door sills and dashboard designed in the style of the same IS-F.
In addition, the suspension was subjected to migration, designed to improve manageability and reduce vibration and noise.
As for the hybrid propulsion system, it has not changed: under the hood is still a combination of 1,8-liter gasoline engine and electric motor with total capacity of 134 hp

Ford introduced a new generation of Ranger

Company Ford has produced an Australian motor show, passing on these days in Sydney, the debut next-generation pickup truck Ford Ranger.
The car is designed as the previous generation, in cooperation with Mazda, respectively, has much in common with the submitted at the same exhibition BT-50 pickup truck. Ford Ranger will be offered with a drive to one or both axes and in three body variants.
Under the hood Ranger - one of the two diesels family Duratorq: 2,2-liter 150-hp (375 Nm of torque) or 3.2-liter (200 hp, 470 Nm), the pair will work with six-step "automatic" or manual gear box. Pickup is also equipped with electronically controlled AWD system, which lets you connect a second axis and include the downshift switch on the console.
Ground clearance is increased by 25 mm - up to 232 mm, wheelbase is 3220 mm (compared with 3,000 in the previous model). The width of the cargo area at the new Ranger has grown to 100 mm, making it a useful volume of 1.21 cubic meters. Payload pickup - 1500 kg.
Ranger gets the latest exchange rate stability system ESP with traction control and function of the rollover protection.
Ford Ranger new generation will be submitted to 180 markets around the world, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Its production will begin next summer on the Thai company's plant.

Mercedes-Benz : a new proposal for lease

Mercedes-Benz in cooperation with “Mercedes-Benz Financial Services RUS” prepares a unique proposal for the leasing for shipping companies.
When purchasing a ready-made leasing taxi Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 515 CDI advance payment will be from 20% to 49%, and the cost of leasing - from 5,8% a year. Term financing - 24-48 months. When submitting the necessary documents are ready to consider an application for one day, and for customers' convenience, documents may be submitted in scanned form.
Minibus Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 515 CDI is designed for urban and intercity transport and has 19 seats and 7 standing positions. It is equipped with an engine capacity 150 hp and six-speed gearbox and equipped with a set of functions, passive and active safety.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Opel is preparing a minicar by 2013

Opel has officially confirmed that in 2013 the German mark range will fill a car, which in size will be smaller Corsa. According to preliminary information, the new product will be named Allegra.
Specifically for this model, the Opel plant in Eisenach, will be modernized, which plans to spend 90 euros ITD.
Reportedly, the overall length of future innovations will be 3 - 3,2 meters, which means it will be shorter, not only the current Corsa, but the Agila. Despite its small size, the cabin has room for four passengers, and the list of equipment will be somewhat airbags, climate control and a panoramic roof.
The database Allegra get petrol and diesel three-cylinder units, but work is underway and over the full electric version of the machine.

Cadillac is preparing for the premiere of Paris

Cadillac at the Paris Motor Show will bring its entire new range, including the CTS-V sedan and SUV Escalade Hybrid.
CTS-V Coupe - European premiere of this year's brightest new luxury brand. Coupe is equipped with a 6.2-liter engine V8 with 564 hp and accelerates to 100 km / h in 3,9 seconds. Model on the assembly line since the summer, while sales in Europe will begin with the end of the year.
Escalade Hybrid - a full-size premium SUV, equipped with fuel-efficient two-mode hybrid. It reduces fuel consumption in the urban cycle of 40% and significantly reduce emissions of CO2. When driving at low speed machine uses only the electric motor. In addition, Escalade Hybrid is equipped with a system Active Fuel Management, breaking in eco-mode half-cylinder 6-liter V8.
Other models, which will also be presented on the stand Cadillac - CTS Coupe, CTS Sports Wagon, CTS-V Sedan and the crossover SRX. For implementation of its Cadillac models deploy an updated dealer network in the amount of about 40 dealerships in key markets in Europe.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

BMW X1 from Hartge

Tuning komplektdlya two modifications crossover BMW-X1 Hartge. Sego using the power X1sDrive18i 150 to 180 hp, which gave 217 km / h and acceleration from zero to "hundreds" of 8.1 seconds. Grew up power diesel modification 20d: posledorabotok it develops 177hp instead of 209 Zero to 100 km / h it for 6,9 seconds (at 1.2 seconds better than the standard), and the maximum speed increased to 24km / h and now is 229 km / h.
Obemashiny were underestimated by 20 mmpodvesku and 20-inch alloy wheels. Zadoplatu offers sports ruli aluminum pedals. Stoimosttyuning-set is not reported.

Ford Focus ST - premiere in Paris

Shortly before the premiere, at the Paris Motor Show, Ford announced details of the new Focus ST.
The top model line is the front bumper of the Focus with the developed grille, new bodywork and rear spoiler. Characteristic which distinguishes ST - located in the center exhaust pipes. Inside Focus ST - new sport seats, as well as elements of decoration from the Carboniferous.
Under the hood "charged" version of the Focus - a new family of EcoBoost petrol turbo 2-liter and a power of 250 hp It is expected that it will disperse the Focus ST to the "hundreds" for 6 seconds and top speed is 250 km / h. Sales of new items will start no earlier than 2012, but it can be seen at the booth Ford, along with other modifications to the family Focus - at the Paris Motor Show, the first time they will be presented together.
In addition to the Focus, at the Ford stand will be presented to the new Mondeo, which premiered at the Moscow International Motor Show, as well as Compact MPV C-Max and Grand C-Max.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Chinese Rover Coming in Europe Market

At the end of the year will start European sales Roewe 550 Group SAIC - machine created on the purchased Chinese Rover 75 platform.
Realization of the car will go through a dealer network brand MG. The machine is equipped with a petrol turbo engine volume 1.8 liters and 150 hp, later planned to release a two-liter diesel engine option. Specifications, as well as the cost will be known closer to the start of sales.
Recall that the firm MG after bankruptcy in 2005, was bought by Chinese company Nanjing Automobile Group, which in turn came in 2007, the concern SAIC, and thus, a Chinese manufacturer came right on the mark, and MG Rover, as well as access to technologies. Use of the name Rover was later blocked by the concern Ford.

Audi announced prices R8 Spyder

The public version of the most powerful sports car in the lineup Audi is estimated at 6746200 rubles with manual transmission and in rubles 7067200 - Transmission with R-tronic.
R8 Spyder is equipped with engine capacity of 5.2 liter V10 with 525 hp and torque of 530 Nm. Acceleration to 100 km / h machine takes over 4.1 seconds, top speed - 313 km / h. An optional six-speed sequential R-tronic transmission operates in automatic or manual mode, in which case the transfer switch petals.
Standard equipment includes a system Launch Control, control clutch, four-wheel drive Quattro and differential lock. The soft top opens and closes in 19 seconds, including moving at speeds up to 50 km / h.
We offer three options for coloring the top and 11 - the body, however, the buyer can order and an exclusive version of the painting.