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Month: March 2017

Daimler accelerates the development of electric vehicles

Daimler accelerates the development of electric vehicles

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German automobile concern Daimler AG, which includes Mercedes-Benz, was clearly conservative as last fall, spoke about the intention to release at least six models of electric vehicles. This week, the automaker announced the acceleration of the development program of electric vehicles. Now we are talking about 10 new electric vehicles to be produced by 2022. Originally planned to release the same 10 electric vehicles, but until 2025. To implement these plans into reality the company will allocate investments worth € 10 billion. According to the chairman of the supervisory board Manfred Byshofa company wants to turn the car market, which implies the need for a more aggressive strategy. What is the real reason that forced the automobile giant to accelerate. Officially it does not say,
The first image of the updated Acura TLX

The first image of the updated Acura TLX

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Acura Company is going to demonstrate at the April show in New York updated sedan TLX and distributed the first teaser of restyled model. Details not yet, but some information has leaked. According to the official report, the new sedan will receive a new bonus options and technological improvements that approved TLX position among the most advanced and equipped model segment. Judging by the teaser and spy photos, which were published earlier advancement of sedan will be accentuated especially its appearance - updated TLX styled in the spirit of the Precision concept. Accordingly, the most prominent restyling element will be new, rather large grille. For other parts of consensus yet not, some time ago Photo spies caught immediately with three design options front of sedan. However, ac...
Skoda unveils new electric cross-coupe

Skoda unveils new electric cross-coupe

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The company Skoda has extended the first image of the concept, which is preparing to premiere at the Shanghai show. Prototype Skoda Vision E should be a hint of future electric brand: Skoda is going to release soon as five electric vehicles. We know about the concept are scarce. Vision E will be an SUV with clearly sporty appearance, according to published sketches, he gets overwhelmed roof to the stern, aggressive stamping on body sides and no secondary racks. We also know that the concept is quite large: SUV wheelbase is 2 850 mm (60 mm is more than Kodiaq), and pull it at length in 4640 mm. The new layout electric car can become almost the most spacious Skoda (except Superb): states that the knee room for passengers in the Vision E is 7% more than in series Octavia. The power plan...
BMW to electrify its range

BMW to electrify its range

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Concern BMW intends to transform its strategy of focusing on improving existing lineup by eliminating the creation of innovative models. A direct consequence of this will be, for example, a pause in the development of sub-brand "i". Bavarian group will prefer to invest in what is already in the BMW are instead risking the issue of new unusual models. As the head of the group Harald Kruger sad to Bloomberg, the company intends to emphasize the more traditional vehicles - those that have already proven their profitability. Participation in the same race electric technologies Bavarians demonstrate using this electrifying lineup. According to Kruger, the development of electric vehicles - a marathon, not a sprint race, so in this situation you can not rush. Accordingly, the new model of ...
Toyota will release a new crossover?

Toyota will release a new crossover?

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Company Toyota has published the first photo of the new prototype, called FT-4X. Premiere car will take place in mid-April at the Motor Show in New York. For the first time car is called FT-4X was announced last October. Then this designation has been registered in the Patent Office. The letters FT stands for Future Toyota. The same abbreviation was in the FT-86 concept, based on which then made coupe GT86. It is assumed that the prototype FT-4X can be a harbinger of a new SUV that in the near future will take place in the line model FJ Cruiser. In the teaser visible only off-road tires Goodyear dimension 225/55. Release Toyota FJ Cruiser was completed in August 2016 year. The car is offered with a 239-horsepower 4-liter six-cylinder engine.
Cadillac will release eight new models in four years

Cadillac will release eight new models in four years

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Company Cadillac plans to issue no less than eight new models by 2021. In this case, half of them - are crossovers. According to preliminary information, the first two new items will appear next year. It will be a small sedan and crossover, and the first one in line to replace ATS model and will fight on the market with Mercedes-Benz CLA. Recently it became known that the basis of this machine lies front-drive chassis Chevrolet Cruze last generation. Before that, it was assumed that the machine built on rear-wheel drive chassis Alpha, which started last ATS and CTS. The compact crossover will likely receive a code XT3, lengthened rear-wheel drive chassis Alpha by General Motors concern, and its main competitor will be BMW X3. In the 2019-m model will replace CTS and large SUV XT7,...
Dodge continues to confuse puzzles on the eve of the Demon premiere

Dodge continues to confuse puzzles on the eve of the Demon premiere

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One of the most anticipated new products from Dodge - supercar Challenger Demon - manufacturer appears literally in pieces. According to rumors, it will receive the engine is so powerful that he had to attach a special containment system for optimum start. Another official videotizer shows how Dodge Challenger Demon starts and accelerates to drehoviy line. Also, in the video clearly noticeable sound of the exhaust system supercar and became known about a system that facilitates efficient start. It closes the bypass valve system boost, the supercharger peredzapovnyuyuchy and change system settings plugs for each cylinder individually and fuel system. It is alleged that in this mode the engine develops less power but provides quick access to maximum traction. By the way, this maximu...
H600 Hybrid Concept by Pininfarina will be the serial

H600 Hybrid Concept by Pininfarina will be the serial

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Concept sedan that studio Pininfarina built for a Hong Kong company Hybrid Kinetic and shown at the Geneva Motor Show, do not look particularly extravagant as for concept. Automakers are going to adjust its production, and in two countries. Some nuances possible release of conveyor sedan H600 has now studied on the Italian enterprises Pininfarina, said representatives of Hybrid Kinetic Group agency Automotive News. However, full-scale production of luxury electric car will be established in two other parts of the world - the US and China, where, apparently, the Hong Kong company is going to organize a new assembly plant. And it will happen soon enough. Over the next five years the company will release into the world to 200 000 units of electric sedan H600. In addition, these same com...
Lexus GS model will cancel next year?

Lexus GS model will cancel next year?

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Company Lexus stopped the development of next-generation GS sedan and plans to eliminate from its own range. This is with reference to the magazine MAG-X informs Lexus Enthusiast. According to the newspaper, the Lexus made this decision because the LS flagship sedan of the new generation, which debuted in Detroit, now also equipped with a six-cylinder engine. In this regard, the automaker is afraid of crossing the target audiences LS and GS. It is assumed that the Lexus GS will hold on the line by 2018. It is not excluded that the niche vacated fill some other model. Sedan GS dislike personally by the president Toyota, which owns Lexus, Akio Toyoda. According to Automotive News, in 2011, when he left the current generation sedan, Toyda agreed to release only through persuasion mod...
The first images of the new Audi A6, A7, A8

The first images of the new Audi A6, A7, A8

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Audi chief designer Mark Licht allowed journalists to photograph how will look three anticipated model from Ingolstadt. Besides automotive stylist told what exactly these new products will be different from each other. French publication L'argus interviewed the chief designer brand Audi Mark Licht, who told the basic facts about the appearance of three completely new products - sedans A6 and A8, and the fashion A7 liftback new generation. And not just described - and made it possible to photograph the front of the sketches of the three cars. At first glance, sedans and liftbek very similar to each other and are made according to a common design code of modern Audi. Hexagonal grille seems to be the same in all three cases, but the differences actually exist. For example, mid-size A6 w...