Saturday, January 29, 2011

Volvo will show a hybrid recharged from the socket

At the Geneva Motor Show, Volvo will present a hybrid version of the model V60, almost ready for series production.
The power plant consists of a five-cylinder diesel engine 215 hp, which leads the front wheels and 70-horsepower electric motor that rotates the rear wheels, that is actually a hybrid is a four-wheel drive Volvo. The design used lithium-ion batteries with total capacity of 12 kilowatt-hours, and the gearbox - a six-speed automatic.
Cruising while driving on electric - 50 km, and can recharge the batteries from the household mains.
Volvo hybrid technology developed in collaboration with the energy company Vattefall, which will create a network of charging stations and will supply electricity to them.
The Swedish government, according to available information, is ready to provide customers with Volvo hybrid tax credits amounting to approximately € 7000.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Kia Venga enter the market since February

From 10 February begins taking orders for Kia Venga - urban compact car with the original design, which promises to provide not only comfort but also the pleasure of driving.
Venga will be available in two versions with petrol engines, 1.4 liters (90 hp) and 1.6 liters (125 hp). In the version with a more powerful engine will be optionally available automatic transmission.
The list of equipment available - climate control, power accessories, heated seats, parking sensors, audio system and engine start button. In addition, Kia Venga equipped with the latest generation of security systems, including front and side airbags, ABS, Electronic Stability system and assistance in moving up the hill.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Citroen DS3: exclusive designer series

Exclusive series models DS3 jointly presented a Citroen and Irish designer Orla Kiely. The basis of four options, exclusive exterior and interior design went to a favorite motif of a young designer - a stem with leaves. He decorates the car outside, but the interior is repeated in Figure rugs, which resonates with multicolored head restraints.
Cooperation with young promising designer will DS3 become a symbol of the era, like the legendary models of the past, says designer Mark Lloyd Citroen.
Circulation limited edition Citroen DS3 by Orla Kiely is 500 copies, and selling it to start with February 1, 2011 in the UK

Monday, January 24, 2011

Electric Car Mitsubishi i-MiEV on sale in Europe

Mitsubishi Electric first went on sale in several European markets. The first batch of 200 Mitsubishi i-MiEV has already been shipped to dealers from 15 countries.
The European version of electric vehicle differs from the Japanese, in particular, because of various safety requirements; it has some form of bumpers. In addition, a complete set of added stabilization system ESP. A little different look and a center console in the cabin.
The price for i-MiEV range from 29,970 euros in France to 33000-35000 euro in other countries, depending on the existing benefits and Customs Enforcement.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

SAAB prepares premier wagon 5.9

SAAB prepares for Geneva Motor Show, the premiere touring on the base model 9-5. In some markets, this modification will be called the Sport Combi, and on the other – Sport wagon.
Universal will receive a sporty silhouette, while a roomy luggage compartment volume of 527 liters. With the rear seats folded is obtained space for cargo up to 1,586 liters.
The range of engines remains the same as the sedan: 1.6 petrol turbo engine (180 hp), 2.0 (220 hp) and 2.8 liters (300 hp) and turbo volume of 2.0 liters and 160 hp For the most powerful engines will be available all-wheel drive transmission

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Peugeot RCZ - the car, on the version of the gay community

Extravagant coupe Peugeot RCZ was the winner of European Gay Car of the Year, ongoing French community
Peugeot RCZ was considered the best among 61 models from which the finalists were five. Interestingly, the coupe just one point by a vote ahead of fellow for concern - Citroen DS3. However, Citroen has been recognized gay-mark year.
Earlier, the winner became twice the car brand Fiat (Fiat 500 hatchback and convertible) and Alfa Romeo (MiTo and Spider), as well as the Aston Martin DB9 Volante and the MINI Convertible.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Volkswagen will launch a separate brand in China

Volkswagen is preparing to launch a new brand that will be implemented cost cars designed for the Chinese market.
Negotiations on this issue with Chinese partners concern are already under way. Presumably, the cost of future models of the new brand will not exceed 8,000 euros. We recall not so long ago, Volkswagen reported its intention to develop a budget compact car with an Indian company Maruti.
Inexpensive models for China, under separate brand names have already presented General Motors and Honda, similar plans to build PSA Peugeot-Citroen.
By the end of 2010, China became the largest automobile market in the world: car sales totaled 13.8 million units here.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Diesel hatchback Nano

The Indian company Tata is going to present a modification of a diesel hatchback Nano, which will be the cheapest diesel car in the world.
Tata partners to develop a 600-cubic turbo, which will be 20-30% more powerful counterparts, are companies such as Bosch, Ricardo and AVL. Dynamic characteristics of the car also promise to be as better analogs.
The cost of the diesel version of Tata Nano will be 2900-3600 euros. Basic equipment with a gasoline engine is 2200 euro.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Canadian variator for Tata Nano

Tata Nano will receive a version with two pedals - the company announced the development version of the cheapest car in the world, equipped with a CVT.
Negotiations on the development of continuously variable transmissions for the Nano are conducted with a Canadian firm CVTech, specializing in this field. In case of successful completion of Canadians will deliver variable speed on conveyor Tata and moreover, to be built in India its manufacturing plant near Tata.
At the moment Nano is offered in three trim levels, and all - the same powertrain: 0.6-liter gasoline engine, aggregated with four "mechanics."

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The new model Caterham

Britons from Caterham presented previously announced a new model. The machine, developed in collaboration with Lola, a manufacturer of racing cars. New Caterham - the first own development firm known for replicas of the Lotus 7 in the last 20 years.
Caterham-Lola SP/300.R received independent double wishbone suspension front and rear. The body is made of plastic parts, hung on the aluminum roll cage.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mazda is in the square

Incidentally, the "deuce" from Mazda - the first car, a new generation which has become easier the last and, according to the manufacturer, this is his philosophy. Interestingly, expected in 2011, a new generation of the Mazda 2 will also continue this tradition? If the Japanese are able to adhere to its philosophy long enough, somewhere in the third millennium of their CD will be lighter than air. We can not wait. Meanwhile, the impending new product seep rather scanty information. Known for certain that it will adopt next-generation technology (who would doubt). Including a new technological complex SKYACTIV, which is designed specifically for the latest series of engines, transmissions, chassis and body? This complex, as now become a tradition; reduce harmful emissions and a positive impact on fuel consumption. And it is the Mazda 2 will be the first model on which these run-in "smart" technology. On one liter of gasoline, it can pass as much of 30 km. And who does not will pass, the one to blame.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Mercedes coupe from Prior Design

Mercedes E-klasse Coupe tuning package received from the studio Prior Design. However, almost all the parts fit and convertible E-Class.
The kit includes new front and rear bumpers, spoilers on the trunk lid and roof, door sills.
In addition to these elements, offered Prior GT wheels measuring 20 inches, available in black (matte and gloss) and silver, as well as lowered suspension by 35 mm.
Depending on the power train, Prior Design is taken to ensure the increase of power to 75 hp Exhaust system can be left either a standard, single pipes or install a new, stainless steel, with twin tailpipes on each side.
Prior Design also offers individual interiors in accordance with the wishes of the client.