Behind the sedan Vesta line of Lada cars, will be in hatchback XRAY. AvtoVAZ has shown the appearance of the production version, which will be launched in late 2015. I must say that the model, except for some elements, fully inherited the appearance XRAY Concept 2.
In the engine range of the hatchback, built on the platform of the Alliance Renault-Nissan B0, will include three atmospheric petrol “four” volume of 1.6 and 1.8 liter capacity 106, 114 and 123 “horses”, respectively. Transmission — “mechanics” and single “robot”. Front — wheel drive, but later promised to be released and four-wheel drive version.
Year-end hatchback XRAY will pass the European crash test EuroNCAP standard. AvtoVAZ expects three stars out of five.
In proof of the stated dynamic characteristics of the Continental GT Speed Bentley has released a video in which the car accelerates to 331 kilometers per hour. The coupe was tested on a highway in Australia where there are no restrictions high-speed mode.
Continental GT Speed is the fastest model in the line automaker. Dvuhdverka equipped with a 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine with a capacity of 635 forces and 820 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with 8-step “automatic” company ZF. “Hundred” car is gaining in 4.2 seconds.
In the experiment with the maximum speed found some interesting details: at a level of 331 kilometers per hour the car took 76 seconds, when driving at top speed through the radiator was held 4700 liters of air per second, and as many as 80% of engine power left only to fight the air resistance.
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In the lens first came new hypercar Bugatti Chiron without camouflage. The Veyron successor model undergoing road tests in Italy. Premiere of the car is scheduled for spring 2016.
Bugatti Chiron will be equipped with a 8.0-liter W16 engine with four turbines, two of which are electric. The power of the engine will be 1500 forces. Transmission — 7-speed robotized gearbox with two clutches. Previously it was assumed that the hypercar will receive hybrid installation.
According to preliminary data, to “hundred” hypercar will accelerate for 2 seconds. And the maximum speed will be 450 kilometers per hour. If these numbers are officially confirmed, then Chiron will be the fastest production car on the planet.
In addition, the automaker promises that the Chiron will be much lighter than its predecessor, and the appearance of the hypercar in the style of Bugatti concept Vision Gran Turismo.
The Association of European businesses (AEB) is concerned about recent initiatives aimed at the legalization of parallel imports, considering that the changes will have a negative impact on the investment climate. Note that 17 of the 34 companies polled opposed legalization, while 4 stated that it suspend its investment programme.
In the AEB said: “With the introduction of parallel imports will be everyone — investors, consumers and the government. Parallel imports will significantly increase the risk of security threats to consumer health, particularly in the field of medical equipment, medicines and car parts. Legalization of parallel imports will lead to job losses in auto parts production and service equipment – from 40-60% depending on the industry.”
With criticism of the legalization of parallel imports and were made by General Director of “Volkswagen group Rus” Marcus Osegowitsch: “Like other automakers, we oppose parallel imports, since its legalization has many long term negative consequences. First, we lose a mechanism to control the quality of our products – the market is filled with counterfeit parts, resulting in customer satisfaction will decline, and manufacturers to deal with many customer complaints. Secondly, it will lead to unfair competition, as the parallel importers will not have to customers of the obligation to keep a huge stock of spare parts for timely customer service, while the official importers have to invest large sums to meet the legislative requirements. And thirdly, the market will start to lose appeal and potential for manufacturers of automotive components that will slow down the development of the automotive industry and local production.”
Update compact crossover Porsche Macan has received an extensive list of equipment and additional personalization options. Model 2016 model year boasts full-led adaptive headlamps, new 21-inch wheels, tinted rear lights and black exhaust pipes.
In the cabin of the crossover appeared upgraded the PCM infotainment system with 7-inch touch screen, access point, Wi-Fi and support for Apple CarPlay with voice control function Siri. In addition, the specialists from Porsche have improved steering system and added interior thresholds with backlight.
Gamma motor remained the same: two 3.0-liter petrol unit rated at 340 and 360 force, one 3.6-liter 400-HP engine for the Turbo version and one diesel volume of 3.0 liter capacity of 245 forces.
In anticipation of the premiere of the new generation of crossover CX-9, which will be held in mid November 2015, Mazda has distributed a teaser image of the car. By the looks of it, a model that will go in the series, almost completely inherited the appearance from the prototype Koeru.
Of course, all details about the new crossover Mazda still keeps a secret. We can assume that in the line of motors car will feature a new 2.5-liter petrol turbo.
With regard to conceptual kupeobrazny crossover Koeru, presented in mid-September of this year, it was assumed that the car is the harbinger of a new smallest crossover in the lineup — CX-4. At least talked about its size. Read more about the prototype please see our website.
After years of deliberation, Hyundai Motor company has decided to launch a separate premium units. Called it Genesis, and the first car in the lineup will be the same in the sedan and luxury sedan Equus, which will be called G80 and G90, respectively.
In 2016, the chief designer of the new premium South Korean brand will rise Donckerwolke Luke, who has previously worked with such brands as Audi, Lamborghini and Bentley.
By 2020, the brand Genesis is planning to completely eliminate the Parallels with Hyundai, creating its own dealer network. In addition, by this time the line of cars of the brand will get another sedan, two crossovers and a sports car.
Note that creating a separate premium brand Genesis manual Hyundai followed the example of Toyota — Lexus, Honda – Acura, Nissan – Infiniti and Citroen — DS.
Update large SUV Mercedes-Benz GL has received not only the letter S in the title, but some minor exterior, interior and technical parts.
The car has got new headlamps with led daytime running lights, another front bumper, a new grille and enlarged air intakes. Also a choice became available to new alloy wheels and paint options.
AMG GLS 63
The GLS interior, like the exterior, designed in the General style of the model range of the company. Engineers have installed a “floating” display of the multimedia system COMAND, as in other models of the company, the new three-spoke steering wheel, the other seats and slightly changed the vents. In addition, there are new upholstery options and interior colors.
Specialists reconfigured the Mercedes SUV air suspension AIRMATIC. Now the maximum ground clearance of the car is 306 millimeters. The automaker claims that GLS is able to overcome Ford depth up to 600 millimetres. Control electronics has six driving modes, several of which are devoted to the road.
As for the engine range, it has remained the same. It includes a 3.0-liter 250-horsepower (620 Nm) diesel and three petrol unit volume of 3.0, 4.7 and 5.5 liters capacity of 333 HP (480 Nm), 435 HP (700 Nm) and 557 HP (760 Nm). The latter is intended for the “charged” version of AMG GLS 63. Also, Mercedes has released a plug-500E GLS hybrid that combines a 3.0-liter V6 with an electric motor.
Date of commencement of sales of our Mercedes GLS, and the price, not yet reported.
Note that the names of all SUV-Mercedes-Benz models now begin with the letters G and consist of three letters. The latter indicates class membership. The only exception is the G-Class.
Lexus has prepared the “charged” coupe RC F racing in the GT3 category in the 2016 season. Under the hood of the car, which had been developed for three years, posted an upgraded 5.0-liter V8 engine with more than 500 power and a 6-speed sequential transmission. Vehicle weight is 1,300 kilograms.
In 2016 the factory team Lexus F Performance Racing will participate only in some races. But from 2017 the team “will go on-full”. The automaker notes that the RC F GT3 will be tested technologies that can be used on production models of the company.
This hard work was entrusted to the British artist Owen Gildersleeve. To create a full-sized paper copies of the Nissan Juke origami it took over two hundred hours of labor.
This is not surprising, because the number of bonded elements exceeded two thousand. The model was reproduced with high precision even in the details — the sharp edges of the wings and headlights, oval side rear view mirrors, clearance wheels.
Such attention to cute “JUKU” is not accidental. This model five years ago, Nissan has actually created a new trend in the segment of compact crossovers, introducing a car that is strikingly different from the “discover” unique and naughty design.
And 700 thousand sold in European market cars — better seal to the popularity of Juke. Presented paper layout was the same place, where since 2010’s going the crossover in the UK Sunderland.