Friday, July 30, 2010

Titanium Ford Focus 2011 model year

Standard features are added: 16 "alloy wheels, rear spoiler, body-colored (for hatchback), and the audio system that supports CD, AM / FM formats with 6 speakers and a control on the steering column. The new package" Optimal "includes a stabilization system Stability Program ESP, alarm system with perimeter sensor and volume, dual-zone climate control and audio system SONY, supports CD and MP3 formats with 8 speakers and control on the steering column.

Prices for popular series Comfort Ford Focus 2011 model year on a new price list starting from 537 000 rubles. New package options: Comfort 1 and Comfort 2 "includes a central console" Premium "with adjustable armrest, electric rear windows and audio. A sporty car configuration Comfort both outside and inside, gives a special package "Sport", which includes: front fog lights, 16 "alloy wheels, rear spoiler, body-colored (for hatchback), a dark bezel headlamps three-spoke leather steering wheel and adjustable lumbar support driver's seat.

Within the recycling program can still buy Ford Focus Limited Edition with gasoline engines (1.4 liter, 80 hp) and five-speed manual transmission. In the basic equipment already includes front airbags driver and front passenger, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), central locks with the function of the lock, immobilizer, and three-door hatchback, etc. This set will cost 439 000 rubles. The program for the disposal of the above price will fall another 50 000 rubles - an amount that is credited to witness the disposal of second hand car 1999 or earlier model year. Thus, the final price for the buyer will be 389,000 rubles.

C 1 July to 30 September 2010 in the Ford Focus cars will operate special prices with savings up to 70,000 rubles depending on a complete vehicle.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Suzuki Splash

New Suzuki Splash has expanded to include new shades of color of the body and an additional option set. 

In the new modification is 1.2-liter engine coupled with manual transmission. The unit is characterized by a torque of 114 Nm and low fuel consumption at 5.9 liters per 100 km in the combined cycle. 

In the present scheme Splash and more compact engine with 1.0 liters. and a maximum capacity of 65 liters. pp. (48 kW) at 6,000 RPM. With a number of technical features, this three-cylinder gasoline engine is different torque of 90 Nm at 4800 rpm. and a maximum speed of 160 km / h. Average fuel consumption remains at a level of 5 liters per hundred kilometers in the combined cycle.

The cost version with motor 1,2 liters. For all cars Suzuki Splash is available 3-year manufacturer's warranty.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Japanese automaker Mazda plans to begin selling a compact crossover called the CX-5 at the end of 2011.

The new car looks will resemble the concept car Kazamai, first presented at the Moscow Motor Show in 2008. As expected that the CX-5 will be produced in three-and five-door versions. New engines and transmissions will receive a new family of Sky. In addition, developers plan to make a new car for about 100 kilograms lighter than similar models of competitors. 

Gasoline engines are equipped with Sky family of direct injection with piezoelectric injectors and their cylinder blocks were initially developed in such a way as to minimize the mechanical friction losses and improve the education of the fuel-air mixture. According to the manufacturer, these units will be approximately 30 per cent more economical than their counterparts.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Volvo said the new V60

The length of the new Volvo V60 - 4628 mm. Wheelbase - 2776 mm. The distance between the wheels - 1,588 mm front and 1585 mm rear. The new sedan will be available with two different chassis - "comfortable" and "dynamic". The difference between the two versions in the shock absorbers and front and rear load-bearing frames. Adjust the comfortable version of a little softer, by doing so ensured the smooth running even on poor-quality road surface. In addition to two standard suspensions, all varieties of V60 can be equipped with an optional retrofit suspension FOUR-C (Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept). Her shock self-correcting, given the current situation on the road.

In the first year of sales in a new Volvo V60 will be available in several versions *: D5 AWD 205 hp, 6 automatic transmission, 2.0 T 203ls, 6MKPP/6Powershift; T6 AWD 304ls, 6AKPP. All the engines have been developed in terms of meeting the highest standards as sporting and dynamic driving, and competitive fuel consumption.

The volume of gasoline engine T6 - 3,0 liters, it develops 304 hp. pp. and torque 440 N • m Maximum torque is achieved in the range between 2100 and 4200 revolutions. Acceleration from 0-100 km / h takes 6.6 seconds and maximum speed, electronically limited 250 km / h.
At the same time engineers from Volvo Cars has reduced fuel consumption by about 10% - to 10,2 l/100 km (EU combined cycle, projected costs).

Engine power is transmitted through the wheels of the six automatic transmission Geartronic second generation. New valves and low friction provides a faster gear change. Version T6 standard equipped all-wheel drive. 

The volume of the new four-cylinder petrol engine with turbocharger and direct injection 2,0 GTDi - two liters, it has a capacity of 203 liters. pp. and torque N • m 300 already at 1750 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h takes 7.9 seconds with manual transmission and 8.4 seconds - with the automatic. Maximum speed is 230 km / h.

Model V60 planiuret delivered to Russia with high-performance engine D5 with two turbines, which produces 205 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. Acceleration 0-100 km / h takes 7.9 seconds (ruchn. and bus. Boxes). Maximum speed is 230 km / h with manual transmission (electronically limited) and 230 km / h with the automatic.

The latest version of D5 requirements of performance and manageability were performed by the installation of two different sized turbochargers, which provides extra power at a broader range of speeds. Additional features two turbines are used optimally to a combination of high performance and low fuel consumption of 5.4 l/100 km (EU combined) - these figures make this engine one of the best in its class.

The engine is available with 6-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual gearbox. D5 with automatic gearbox can also be equipped with four-wheel drive.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The second generation BMW X3

Company BMW officially reported on the second generation BMW X3. When the model is released to the market, it will be equipped with only one petrol and one diesel engine. Increased range of power plants comes later. 

The car, built on the platform of the new 3-series has become somewhat larger than its predecessor. He was 12 mm above to 83 mm longer and 28 mm wider than the old X3. The wheelbase has grown by 15 mm and now stands at 2,810 mm, ground clearance increased by 12 mm. With the seats raised the volume of the luggage compartment is 550 liters, but if the rear seats removed, the space will increase to 1600 liters. 

The power line will depend on the market for new items. For European buyers are provided for the first time the two motors. The base engine will be the 2-liter turbo power of 184 hp and torque of 380 Nm. 

The model will be equipped with six-speed manual gearbox, and for an additional fee you can order automatic. 

C to 100 km / h the new X3 accelerates for 8.5 seconds, while its top speed reaches 210 km / hour. At 100 km car with a turbo diesel should spend no more than 5.6 liters of fuel. At the end of next year in power line BMW X3 will include new engines, including a 204-hp diesel engine is a 2-liter. 

New Bavarian Crossover represent the public in late September at the international Motor Show in Paris.

Friday, July 9, 2010

VolksWagen began selling the new Touareg

In the market vehicle will be offered with three petrol and three diesel engines. Basic VW Touareg is equipped with a 3.6-liter six-cylinder petrol engine of 249 horsepower. The cost of the car in this version will start at 1.9 million rubles. Complete with a more powerful 3.6-liter V6, develops a 280 horsepower, will be available. Masthead gasoline eight-unit volume of 4.2 liters and power of 360 horsepower.

In addition, the range of engines includes a three-liter "six", available in two versions of power (204 and 240 horsepower , as well as the 340-hp eight-engine. Any of the motors with eight-ACTs.

In the standard new six-cylinder SUV engines will include front and side airbags (plus a cushion to protect the heads of front and rear passengers), system stabilization, ABS, exterior mirrors with electric and heated seats, audio system with eight speakers, heated front seats, climate control , daylight lamps, central locking. For vehicles with a V8 in the base version will be offered bi-xenon headlamps, LED fluorescent lights, the system of access to a car without a key, rain sensor, and electric door luggage, leather interior trim and decorative wooden inserts on the doors, center console and dashboard.

The manufacturer will offer customers the following options: installing air suspension, a 100-liter fuel tank, panoramic sunroof, roof rails, airbags to protect driver's knees, video review of the circular space around the machine, 4-zone climate control, as well as a package "Terrain Tech", which includes razdatku with reducing transmission and locking rear axle and differentials.

Making dreams come true

Tests of the new roadster-cabriolet from Mazda were organized in the Crimea. Under the sky, bathed in sunshine, we had to ride on the famous mountain serpentines, to appreciate the MX-5. However, to speak about the merits at this time somehow even inappropriate - the car is so good that it generally difficult to believe. However, the new MX-5 - do not dream, it really exists.

Mazda marketers claim that their roadster embodies the Japanese concept of Jinba Ittai - unity horse and rider. Sounds nice, right? Frankly, before a trip I took to this phrase with a fair amount of skepticism. Oh, and right after unification? .. However, familiarity with the MX-5 has demonstrated that even the most beautiful words can be sheer truth.

New KIA Motors

At a factory in Slovakia, Kia Motors began assembling a new generation Shortage crossover.
For the first time the new Shortage was introduced in early March this year at the Geneva International Motor Show. The premier will be held on August 25, the first day of the Moscow International Motor Show.

Buyers of the new Shortage will be able to choose from a wide range of engines, which includes both petrol and diesel units. The motors are aggregated with the new gearbox - 5 - or 6-speed ILAC or 6-speed "automatic".

The model was created with the needs of residents of modern cities, which is why the new Shortage will be available in two versions - with front-wheel drive for those who rarely leaves the city and all-wheel drive for drivers, who often need to leave a smooth road.

The list of options, the new Shortage is a keyless access system in the interior, engine start / stop button, multiform at audiokompleksa, panoramic sunroof, and many other options.

Launch of new models on the market will be accompanied by a broad communications program under the slogan "Who makes the weather?". One element of this program will draw an unusual prize. Program details and conditions of the contest will be published shortly on the website and on the official blog of Kia Motors.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Citroen DS3 R3

The body of the new car is facilitated by the use of original add-on elements, and then reinforced safety cage, made from high-walled steel pipes with a diameter of 45 mm, which provides the necessary rigidity of the chassis and passenger safety. Citroen has a four-DS3 R3 1.6-liter THP turbo-charged, designed on the basis of serial motor group PSA, power of 210 hp with torque of 350 Nm in a pair with a 6-speed robotized sequential gearbox. 
The design of the front and rear suspensions DS3 R3, designed to reflect the new rules of R, allows you to use this model almost any road surface. DS3 R3 is equipped with a wide range of adjustments: 3 option adjustable shock absorbers (different degrees of compression at high and low speeds, turn lights out, the presence of the controlled hydraulic), camber and toe in the wheels, brake setup (version of AV and AR), track and castor (version AV ).
The braking system is equipped with a system «pedal box» with dual master cylinder. Brake discs calipers equipped with four (AV) or two (AR) pistons. Hand brake has a hydraulic drive.
Model DS3 R3 will be released for sale Citroen Racing team in the form designer (Keith - kara) and in finished form.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Volvo V70 changed his name

The luggage compartment of a new car with the rear seats raised a number of 430 liters, the width of the rear door - 1095 mm. Trunk volume may be added fully folded front passenger seat, which will increase the loading area for carrying long loads. 

In Europe wagon Volvo V60 will be supplied with two different suspension settings - the "standard" and "dynamic". The latter variation will become basic equipment and other markets. Also wagon will be equipped with adaptive Four-C suspension and AWD system, which "in the database" will appear in Version T6 and D5.

In the top-end modification of T6 will include three-liter gasoline turbo power 304 horsepower paired with a six-speed "automatic". This car can accelerate to sixty miles per hour in 6.6 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour (electronically limited). According to the calculations of engineers Volvo, the average vehicle will consume 10.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.

D5 diesel generator receives Five-cylinder 2.4-liter 205-hp (420 Nm) engine with two turbines, which will enable the vehicle to accelerate to 100 km / h in 7.9 with. with a maximum speed of 230 kilometers per hour (regardless of the type CP).

For Europeans, will be available for another four petrol (capacity from 1,6 to 2,0 liters and power from 150 to 203 hp) and two diesel engines, developing 115 (270 Nm) and 163 (400 Nm) horsepower.

Volvo plans to introduce a new station wagon at the Motor Show in Paris. Sales of cars in the European market will start this autumn.

Monday, July 5, 2010

A car for the Blind

In the creation of a new car in addition to specialists involved a group of scientists from the University of Virginia. Established technology they termed "nonvisual interface. It allows you to send blind driver information about the situation on the road. 

"The challenge is not to create a separate vehicle for the blind, but rather in the development of visual interfaces that allow for the blind to actual driving" - says Professor Virginia Tech University, Dennis Hon. 

To scan the surrounding space by laser sensors and cameras, and the information processed by computer, is transmitted to the driver via a special interface. 

On the speed of the driver informed DriveGrip special gloves with vibrating motors, mounted near the joints, and cover AirPix, with several holes, in fact, is a map of objects located around the vehicle and transmits information about the other cars and obstacles. 

As scientists predict that in the future, this technology can be used to improve the safety of mass-produced cars. 

"We see areas that were previously considered unknowable. We are moving from the belief that blindness deprives a person of the possibility of contribution to society "- said the chairman of the National Federation of the Blind Marc Maurer. 

It is expected that a prototype vehicle for the Blind will be based SUV Ford Escape. Display new items will be held in January next year at competitions Daytona International Speedway.