Monday, June 28, 2010

New Suzuki Swift

The company issued a Suzuki official information and photos of model Suzuki Swift, 2011. Prospective customers will be offered the choice between the 1.2-liter petrol engine WT and 1,3-liter diesel DDIS. 4-cylinder 16-valve petrol engine has a capacity of 93 horsepower and develops up to 118-ft of torque.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

New Ford Mondeo

The car goes on sale later this year. The new model will be presented to bodies of all three types: a 4-door sedan, 5-door hatchback and station wagon. 

Mondeo received new grilles, an updated profile of the bonnet and rear lights design. In the new front bumper integrated LED lights daylight. Interior of the car contains a central console with a new cross-cutting design, the modified door trim with integrated recessed handles and a new center console with a ceiling light interior.

The car is equipped with a 240-strong version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine Ford EcoBoost. This engine is offered along with the existing 203-strong version, which was already introduced earlier this year in the program model Mondeo, the new S-MAX and Galaxy.

The new engine offers extra performance and reduce CO2 emissions are equal (179 g / km). Ford EcoBoost technology reduces fuel consumption and emissions to a maximum of 20 per cent compared with conventional gasoline engines that size.

Another innovation Mondeo - the introduction of an updated 2.2-liter Ford Duratorq TDCi, the power of which rose 12 percent to 200 hp This new engine is proposed for the model program Mondeo TDCi, along with an improved 2.0-liter diesel Duratorq TDCi. This engine is a version with capacity of 115, 140 and 163 hp and 6-speed manual transmission.

In the new Mondeo in the standard petrol-engined Ford EcoBoost installed the latest six-speed system transmissiiFord PowerShift dual-clutch, and for the 140 - and 163-horsepower 2.0 liter versions of the Duratorq TDCi is offered as an option.

Most U.S. cars

This title of this model was given for the high demand for it among Americans, but also because of the large amount used in its construction of automotive components made in USA.

The top 10 "most American cars" entered Ford Escape, Focus Ford, Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Odyssey, Dodge Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra, Jeep Wrangler, Toyota Sienna. Second place in the list after the Toyota Camry also got a Japanese car - Honda Accord.

In addition, the Toyota Camry sedan is recognized in the 2009's best-selling car on the U.S. automotive market. In the three leaders entered again Honda Accord and pick-up Ford F-150.

Among the Russians Toyota Camry also enjoys considerable popularity: in 2009, this brand has taken 16 place in the ranking of the most popular machines. Last year Russia  sold 16,452 such vehicles.

Personnel changes in the BMW

From 1 July 2010 as president BMW Group Russia will Kronshnabel Peter, to whom their powers solemnly handed Christian Kremer. In turn, Mr. Kramer will lead the Italian unit of the Bavarian automaker, where, according to a management group, will be very useful to his experience gained over the years of managing BMW Group Russia.

This was largely a difficult period for the automotive market. Consequences of default in 1998 are still very much felt when 7 years ago, Christian headed BGR. But he managed to bring the brand to the forefront, will make every effort to develop the brand and making it a leader in the premium segment. 

Successor will certainly be easier, but also the challenges he faces some important challenges. While Mr. Kronshnabel did policy statements, but vowed that he has consistently and deliberately, like its predecessor, will defend the interests of the brand in the domestic market. The new head of the company studied international business administration at the University of Pforzheim in Germany) and has a rich practice of managerial work. From 2006 he headed the division of the BMW Group in India where implemented exit strategy of the BMW market in India. Before that he served as General Manager for Market Development in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Lada-based Logan will be in 2012

The first such machines will appear in March 2012. In September of that year Volzhsky plans to launch a car on the platform of B0 under the brand name Nissan, a January-February 2013 - two more machines under the brand Renault. 

In 2008, Renault sold AvtoVAZ license to manufacture engines and assemble cars, built on platforms of French brand R90, F90 and B0, for 100 million euros.

Currently, based on B0 produced model Renault Logan and Sandero.

Ford C-MAX Available in the Showroom

C-MAX was the first passenger car brand, passed the certification. During the test vehicle's interior are carried out extensive tests, the purpose of which - to reveal the presence of hazardous substances and components that cause allergies in humans. This procedure involves the analysis and study of more than 100 items of materials and components. 

Developing interior of the car, in which there should be no allergens, engineers Ford sought to avoid the use of trim materials such as latex, chrome and nickel. These elements are capable of causing some people have allergic reactions. In addition, Ford cars fitted with filters that prevent pollen from entering the cabin and ensure the maintenance of clean air inside the car.

Today, TUV certificates are eight models of Ford: New Fiesta, Fusion, Focus (including the Coupe-Cabriolet), C-MAX, Kuga, Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy. We are certified Model 2010 - the new S-MAX and Galaxy, which will soon hit the market in Europe. All future Ford models will also undergo certification.

TUV - a world renowned independent organization of Germany  carries out testing and certification of industrial products and consumer goods according to quality standards. TUV certification ensures that quality trim materials are chosen in such a way as to minimize the risk of allergy.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nokia and Clarion will transform the car into the smart phone

Manufacturer Clarion car audio and Nokia will develop a multimedia information and entertainment systems for cars. 

The system, known as Terminal Mode, will combine the functions of a smart phone, navigation, intelligent transportation system and electronic driver's assistant. With Terminal Mode motorists will be able to enjoy the same Internet services and applications that are on their smart phone.

In particular, it is noted that the right of the car can be purchased applications, music and games through the online store Ovi Store.

Date of release of the new system has not yet called.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pick-ups Jeep may return

According to the company's Mike Manley, the current segment of the pickups on the automotive market of the United States "is going through hard times, but these machines are in demand worldwide. Manley not announced plans to return the automaker to produce pickups, but said the company "does not limit itself to find new car-making and untapped markets." 

Previously, the model lineup Jeep pickup included. The last such car was the Comanche, which the company produced from 1984 to 1992. Information that is preparing a new Jeep pickup appears regularly in the press since 2003. But in 2007, in the media, even a photograph of a future car, created on the basis Wrangler. 

In 2005, Jeep introduced the auto exhibition in Detroit concept pickup truck Jeep Gladiator, equipped with a 2.8-liter diesel engine and five-INC.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The most favorite car of American

Such data are contained in the report of the company TrueCar, which specializes in the study of the automotive market. Women's audience is 56.1 per cent of the total number of buyers of this machine.

Specialists TrueCar analyzed registration data more than 13 million vehicles registered in the U.S. over the past two years. As a result, researchers found that only nine models used by women is more popular than men. In addition to "bug", this Nissan Rogue (53,5 per cent of its new owners - women), Hyundai Tucson (53 percent), Volkswagen Eos (53 percent), Volvo S40 (51,9 percent), Honda CR-V (51, 3 per cent), Kia Sportage (50,5 percent), Toyota RAV4 (50,4 percent), Nissan Sentra (50,1 percent).

Analysts could not find a single brand, which would be used in women more popular than men.

The most "feminine" cars researchers call Kia - the brand bought 48.5 for women. Second and third places in the top three "female" leaders have Suzuki (44,2 percent) and Mini (43,9 percent). Most little buy stamps - Bugatti (zero percent), Ferrari (5,6 percent) and Lamborghini (6,5 percent).

64 percent of the total number of registered vehicles in the U.S. are men - despite the fact that women in this country has a 3% increase (51 per cent against 49). Analysts argue that such a difference is observed in connection with the fact that the fairer sex does not always register the car itself and the number of women drivers exceeds the number of women buyers.

What models are most popular among men, the researchers did not specify.

The new Auris from Toyota

New Toyota Auris is equipped with a gasoline-powered Dual VVT-i c working volumes of 1.33 liters. and 1.6 liters. a capacity of 101 hp and 124 hp respectively, as well as the engine system Valvematic working volume of 1.6 liters. and the power of 132 hp The car is offered with two versions of transmissions: 6-speed manual gearbox and 4-step "automatic".

Updated Toyota Auris has received a new design of front and rear bumpers, hood, grille, mirrors, fog lamps and headlamps.

The recommended retail price of improved Toyota Auris - depending on the configuration. The choice of the buyer offered a complete set of four - "Comfort, Comfort Plus," Elegance "and" Prestige ". Car body can be painted in one of nine colors, five of which are offered for the first time - blue, red, silver, purple metallic.

New Volkswagen Jetta

New Volkswagen Jetta has been extended by 8.89 inches (overall length of the car now is 4,64 meters), its height decreased by 7.6 centimeters, and the free space increased by 6.6 centimeters.

On the U.S. market the new Jetta will be offered with four engines, including two-liter turbo diesel capacity of about 140 horsepower, 2.5-liter "top five" similar to the one which is equipped with a model of the current generation, as well as TSI unit volume of two liters. Among transmissions - a six-speed "mechanics" and "automatic» DSG dual-clutch.

In the near future it will be "charged" modification of the Volkswagen Jetta R with 270-horsepower two-liter engine, and also a version with a body "coupe", which will be sold only in the U.S..

This updated VW Jetta will appear in October 2010. The cost of the new car will start from 16,000 dollars, which is $ 1700 cheaper than the previous generation.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The first Korean supercar

South Korean company Proto Motors unveiled the world's first national super car Spirra. His prototype Proto Motors PS-II was first shown to the press nine years ago. The car will be produced in different models and provide a choice of four engine V6 power of 175 to 493 hp with two turbines. The latter has a maximum torque of 539 Nm. Rear-wheel drive by using a 6-speed manual gearbox. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 310 km / h. Housing Spirra is made of carbon fiber with an internal tubular frame that allows him to be both easy and very tough.

Friday, June 4, 2010

And you know what the Head-Up Display?

Abbreviation HUD stands for Head-Up Display, which, in turn, translates to English as "display raised head."

In this unit has been called "projection on the windshield. This ad hoc system of car, capable of projecting data (depending on the model, it could be speed, engine speed, voltage in the system, etc.) directly in front of the driver directly on the windshield.

For the first time such systems have appeared in the military aircraft industry. Different indicators were projected directly onto the glass helmet pilot fighter. A few tenths of a second, which are necessary to translate the view on the dashboard and back, high-speed fighter aircraft, flew hundreds of meters. And all this distance the aircraft passed almost blindly, that is very strong effect on safety.

Automotive industry always took the best from other areas, and the projector on the windshield was no exception. Previously, to enjoy such a device in operation, in addition to fighter pilots, owners were able Corvette Z06, Citroen C6, BMW 5-and 6-series. But now the industry automotive tuning stepped forward, and appeared on the market HUD-portable projectors that are suitable to almost any car model.

HUD-projection on the windshield is a high brightness LED display, which is located on the dashboard and project readings (speed, engine speed, voltage in the system, the temperature of the cooling loop - the number and nature of the displayed parameters depend only on the model of the projector), the frontal glass in front of the driver.

From the model depends on how the device is connected - either directly to the on board system, the car (taking readings from the regular devices), or through the cigarette lighter (takes readings from sensors included with the device). If your car is under warranty, I choose the second option, since one of the conditions for maintaining the integrity of the guarantee is an electric vehicle network.

HUD-projection on the windshield - this is a unique device that provides safety and comfort behind the wheel! You no longer have to constantly distract by the readings, which means you will not be distracted from the road. You always have time to slow down before abruptly stop a car or a pedestrian who jumped into the road, always notice the road signs . The great advantage of such devices is the possibility of sound or color signaling. As soon as one of the values displayed on the windshield, will exceed the permitted limits, you see or hear a special signal system.

HUD CRX-3001 - the simplest version of the projector. Projecting the speedometer is connected to the on board network, exceeding the speed limit may be asked to issue a sound or a color signal (switch able feature).

HUD CRX-3002 - has the greatest number of functions: projecting the speedometer, tachometer, voltage systems, the temperature of the liquid cooling of the introduction marker light has a color indication of the specified limits for all indicators.

HUD CRX-3003 - a model that does not require connection to the on board device (so ideal for cars under warranty). With built-in GPS-antenna device information about velocity device receives from the satellites. GPS-antenna CRX-3003 can also be used for other devices by Blue tooth-channel. Powered via cigarette lighter.

You can no longer worry about the readings of the instruments - the system of projection on the windshield takes care of this. And you have to do is enjoy the process of driving!