Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The new roadster from KIA

Company Kia wants to have in its line of analog MX-5. 
Director of the European branch of Kia Motors Paul Philpott said that the company has plans to create sports car, which would have been able to become a worthy opponent model Mazda MX-5. Today niche similar cheap car practically not occupied. The company management has expressed the opinion that the brand deserves to have a line like Kia Roadster MX-5. Chief designer Peter Schreyer brand, inspired by the Japanese supercar, wants to create a rear-drive car with an open top. Not the most powerful, yet easy to operate, compact and not expensive, so see the future product manufacturer.
Current and next year the company intends to dedicate strengthening its market position in auto sales. And in the next two years, in 2013 and in 2014, will launch a new model, promoting the brand.
Kia Motors is going to share the brand of Kia and Hyundai, as now, there are Volkswagen and SEAT. Kia models are more fashionable, vibrant and dynamic, targeted at young people. Development of Hyundai will be conducted in a more conservative vein.
In addition to the planned sports car, the company plans to release a compact crossover, which will have dimensions that are less than the Kia Sportage and the Soul, and expressive, colorful look.

Monday, March 28, 2011

A model 4-series BMW

In a familiar line of BMW will be a model 4-series, which will compete with the future of Mercedes BLS and the current Audi A5 Sport back.  
From the above we can conclude that the car will receive a trendy body "four-door coupe." So it is, with the machine in size to be 30 mm longer than the sedan 3-series will receive a door without a framework, and external features will have a recent concept Vision Connected drive.
The premiere of the new model is expected in 2014. Somewhat earlier, a car with the same type of body will appear in the 6-series, along with the conventional coupe and convertible.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The next generation C-Class

Future Mercedes-Benz C-Class is predetermined. All cars are the next generation C-Class will be hybrids. Mixed power plants are considered environmentally friendly, reducing carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere and the consumption of so valuable in our time of hydrocarbons.
As it became known from the representatives of the German automaker, prototypes of new models of C-class has already begun to be tested. The "green" hybrids will appear in showrooms in 2013. The cars will install engines with reduced emissions. Diesel engines will have CO2 emissions of 100 grams per kilometer, while gasoline with about 120 grams per kilometer. In addition, the power plant will include an electric motor and battery pack.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Citroen C1 rise by 2012

Today's manufacturer’s direction compact car. Closely following this trend and Citroen. A few days ago the World Wide Web were posted the first images of new-generation compact car C1, with production planned to start in summer 2012. New promises to be a junior famous line DS and fully comply with its style. Many believe that the new model is restyling Citroen 2CV, nicknamed "duck".
Managed to get the first spy photos, otschelknutye a closed presentation of the company. Is already evident that significant changes have occurred in front of the body. In the first rush to Galazov new headlights. The roof of a compact-car found a small spoiler to the same machine lengthened by 15 cm compared to its predecessor. It is not excluded that it is still more to press on the market, its main competitor in this niche - car Renault Twingo. Unfortunately, or fortunately, but the change is almost not touched the rear of the hatchback. The image can be seen that the rear door models remained the same.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Skoda expanding into new niches

Love here in Skoda. Still, everyone likes to get the quality and design concern Volkswagen, but under a different shildikom and at a reasonable price. Factory-running engine of many models and sverhloyalnye for the buyer complete the conditions of service of their business. And love this part of the company Skoda is quite mutual. One of the most promising markets for itself, it recognizes Russia.
Today, Skoda conceived satiate the need for a compact, cost-effective to purchase and nenakladnom to operate the car with the release of two new models. The prototype for one of the cars is a city minicar Volkswagen Up. The German has proved to be the best hand, and its Eastern European reincarnation has every chance of inheriting success. Different from his Skoda new bumpers, headlights head lights and grille. The second compact city car will take an intermediate position between the models Fabia and Octavia, the niche between them has long stood empty, and spoke for itself. She filled in 2012. Small cars will be supplied with two kinds of three-cylinder engines: gasoline, 1 liter and 1.2-liter diesel engine with 75 horsepower. Presumably, the new models will be available and the version with 82-horsepower electric motor.
Recall that in early March at the Geneva Motor Show by Skoda hatchback concept was presented to Vision D. He is the fulcrum for the creation of stylistic decisions of the two future compact city cars Skoda.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

BMW for an oil baron

Show off the Germans by force and grandeur. Almost every piece of Bavarian automobile under imminent upgrade from the German tuners. Dreams of many generations of exclusivity Aryan Nation, aimed at peaceful course of the creative process of tuning studio, give the world masterpieces of one hundred percent. Much love from experimental auto industry uses products by BMW.
TYCOON EVO M, built on BMW X6 M, has the entire 670-horsepower, 493 kW and a top speed of 300 km / h. New items are shown to the public at the 81st International Motor Show in Geneva. Monster has a torque of 950 newton-meters, 1,500 - 5,650 rpm. And, reaching speeds of 100 km / h in some 4.2 seconds, can go to the speed limit and disappear over the horizon. Make such records to the Germans helped to hard work on upgrading 4.4-liter V8. Tuners were a true magician, moving power of the engine with a mark of 555 to 670 hp Maximum speed all-wheel drive bollida prudently limited electronically.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A new generation of hatchback KIA RIO

KIA RIO presented to the public at the Geneva Motor Show, can begin to produce at the factory Hyundai near St. Petersburg in the near future. New KIA RIO is not going to be limited only by Russia. According to the company's chief marketing officer Benny Oyen, Europe hatchback will gain through its "charged" version. Version with five doors will be released this fall. But that is not limited to - soon, a year later, there will be three-door and RIA. Developers have expressed an updated version even more attention and care about their fans. Saloon Hatchback become more attractive and more comfortable at the expense of more thoughtful and comfortable finish. Soft plastics, better materials, modern angular design salon, and an increase to 22 liters of trunk volume, will add good humor to fans of Korean automobile industry. Also, engineers KIA gave their new offspring increased by 70 mm wheelbase. Extending the product by as much as 55 mm, the company became the author of one of the longest avtomobliey in its segment. Close to the record figure now stands at 4,080 mm. The current model at 25 mm wider and 15 mm lower than its predecessor. All of these undeniable advantages to help Rio compete with car Ford Fiesta, which is currently recognized as a leader in its niche. Over the appearance of new items bothered himself chief designer Peter Schreyer KIA, and now the creators tipped his creation's enormous popularity among people of progressive and energetic who prefer custom design solutions. In addition to all other benefits, sporty and stylish sensation in the segment will be offered with several engine variants: the volume of 1.25 liters (85 hp) and 1.4 liters (109 hp) and two "diesel" in volume 1, 4 and 1.1 liters (90 and 70 hp). The choice between the six "mechanics" and five-speed automatic transmission give hatchback more attractive.

New-generation Mercedes A-klasse

The first official picture of new-generation Mercedes A-klasse appeared on the network. The premiere of this car will take place in April at the Shanghai auto show.
Apparently, a small Mercedes will look to a new corporate style with individual features of the concept F800, shown in Geneva last year.
The current design with double floor "sandwich" will replace a fundamentally new modular platform. The range of engines will be provided by motors, created through a partnership Daimler and Renault-Nissan, and the most powerful engine in it will develop 320 hp - For such a modification will be provided and all-wheel drive.
Mercedes A-klasse will be offered in the back three-and five-door hatchback, although it is possible that in the range of bodies appear and sedan.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mercedes-Benz Vito 116 CDI won the arctic test-drive

Participants in the test-drive compared to such characteristics as the handling in winter conditions, load, fuel consumption and other operational haraktreristiki and, moreover, particularly important during the cold season performance: engine start, heated compartment, defrost windows and mirrors.
Key changes made to the Vito since September 2010 - is, first of all, new engines, differing excellent smoothness, efficiency and environmental friendliness.
Six-speed manual transmission EcoGear, running in conjunction with any of the four-cylinder engines, thanks to a wide range of gear ratios for high efficiency, combined with fuel economy and low emission of CO2.
On controllability and dynamics during winter conditions have a positive impact rear-wheel drive and a new, optimally tuned suspension.
As a result of the test Mercedes Vito has demonstrated to the jury fully prepared for any winter testing.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New super Car Gumpert

German supercar maker Gumpert will supplement its range of model Tornante. Debut of new items was held at the Geneva Motor Show.
Tornante designed by Italian design studio Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. The mass of new items - a little less than 1300 kg. Under the hood - biturbo-engine from Audi, which gives a volume of 4.2 liters 700 hp and 900 Nm.
Robotized gearbox TT40e with a switching time of only 40 milliseconds, which works in tandem with motor provides acceleration to 100 km / h for 3 seconds and a top speed above 300 km / h.
Electronically controlled suspension alters clearance ranged from 60 to 140 mm.
Sales of new Gumpert will begin in 2012, but prices have not yet been made public.