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Month: November 2017

The new Seat Leon will receive a plug-in hybrid version

The new Seat Leon will receive a plug-in hybrid version

News, Rumors
The new plug-in hybrid power plant of the Spanish hatchback can be borrowed from the Golf GTE. The new generation of Seat Leon hatchback will be presented during the next 18 months, that is, in 2019. It will receive a plug-in hybrid version. Also, Seat plans in two years to produce an electric vehicle on the MEB platform from VW Group. This is reported by the publication of Auto Express with reference to the member of the board of the company Matthias Rabe. Seat Leon fourth generation will be built on the famous platform MQB. He will receive a longer wheelbase, compared to the current version of the hatchback. The manufacturer does this to move away from the representative of the Ibiza class, which also grew in size. Typically hatchbacks of the Spanish brand are the most fever...
The second crossover sub-brand Zotye unveiled

The second crossover sub-brand Zotye unveiled

News
In the web appeared images of the second serial model of the Chinese brand Traum. The brand belongs to the company Zotye. A compact "SUV" called Meet 3. Externally, the model resembles the Mercedes-Benz GLA, while the cross received a "family" grille Traum, like the first SUV of the newly announced brand - S70. The length of the Traum Meet 3 is 4 530 mm, the width is 1,838 mm, the height is 1,610 mm, the wheelbase is 2,685 mm in size. Dimensions of the "first-born" Traum S70: 4 746/1 882/1 700 mm, wheelbase - 2 800 mm. It is expected that Meet 3 will be offered with a gasoline 1.5-liter engine with a power of 150 hp, which is combined with a "mechanics" or variator. The drive is likely to be just the front. The list of crossover equipment will include LED optics, a car parker, a ...
Nissan Kicks receive Star Wars Special Edition

Nissan Kicks receive Star Wars Special Edition

News
The Mexican division of Nissan introduced a special version of the compact crossover Kicks - Dark Light. A new version of the performance was dedicated to the film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", which will be released in December this year. In total, 500 special Kicks will be produced, all of them are intended only for Mexico, sales will also start next month. Nissan Kicks Dark Light is available in a white-black or all-black body. The crossover received a darkened head optics, black grille and 17-inch wheels. On the luggage door there is a badge with the name of the special series. The producer did not provide the interior of the new version, apparently, there are no changes in the interior. In Mexico, Kicks is offered with a single 1.6-liter gasoline engine with 118 hp. The eng...
Compact crossover Volvo XC40 put on the conveyor

Compact crossover Volvo XC40 put on the conveyor

News
The production of the XC40 is set up at the Belgian Volvo plant. The grand opening ceremony of the serial production of the XC40 was attended by the Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel and the head of Volvo HÃ¥kan Samuelsson. The world premiere of SUV took place in September this year. According to Volvo, brand dealers have already issued more than 13,000 orders for a novelty, and the first customers will get their cars in early 2018. The crossover is built on the CMA platform, developed by Volvo together with the parent company Geely. The length of the model is 4 425 mm, width - 1,863 mm, height - 1,652 mm, wheelbase size is 2,702 mm. While the Volvo XC40 is available with all-wheel drive and two four-cylinder two-liter turbomotors - 190-horsepower diesel D4 or 247-horsepowe
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Review

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Review

Car Reviews, News
Porsche last summer introduced a real race car for public roads - coupe 911 GT2 RS. The novelty visited the first tests of our foreign colleagues, who at a glance tried to understand its advantages and disadvantages. We bring to your attention a brief "squeeze" of opinions collected by us from the theses of journalists. The reviewers of the Caranddriver first of all wondered why in the cabin Porsche 911 GT2 RS with the Weissach package cup holders, if instead of the rear row of seats there is a spacer, and some elements of the car suspension are made of carbon, exactly, like the steering lobes. But the main thing - this is how the Porsche 911 GT2 RS rides, and it rides "brutally, but without bad manners", - write colleagues, than their predecessors could not boast. The car is ver...
Updated Buick Envision got to dealers

Updated Buick Envision got to dealers

News
In China, sales of the restyling version of the most popular crossover Buick started. Later the model will reach the United States. Renovated Envision received upgraded headlights, new bumpers, other grille and tail lights. In the cabin - a different multimedia system and two cupholders on the central tunnel instead of one. In the Chinese market, Buick Envision is available with gasoline turbo engines 2.0 (260 hp, peak torque rose from 353 to 400 Nm) and 1.5 (169 hp, 250 Nm). The two-liter motor now works in pair with nine-band "automatic" (earlier - 6-speed automatic), the second engine is completed with a preselective "robot". Drive - front or full. In the arsenal of the restyling crossover there are: panoramic sunroof, keyless entry system and engine start button, heated se...
MINI John Cooper Works has prepared a rear-wheel drive buggy for the Dakar Rally 2018

MINI John Cooper Works has prepared a rear-wheel drive buggy for the Dakar Rally 2018

News
The last time MINI won the Dakar Rally in 2015. Two years later, without a victory, the British are eager to win back. X-raid Team sports team will go on the future of the Dakar-2018 Rally on two prepared prototypes: the usual all-wheel drive MINI John Cooper Works Rally and the new rear-wheel drive MINI John Cooper Works Buggy. This is reported in a press release of the manufacturer. The MINI division of John Cooper Works created a new hardcore rally car and named it the Buggy, although it has all the traditional body panels. Its feature is the rear-wheel drive, as previously the British company exhibited only four-wheel-drive prototypes for the competition. MINI John Cooper Works Buggy is equipped with a 3.9-liter in-line six-cylinder turbodiesel Twinpower Turbo from BMW. It...
Hennessey created the HPE650 performance package for the Chevrolet Tahoe RST

Hennessey created the HPE650 performance package for the Chevrolet Tahoe RST

News, Tuning
From the huge family "shed" tuning enthusiasts offer to make a very fast car. The American tuning division Hennessey Performance Engineering has offered its own HPE650 performance package for the special version of the Chevrolet Tahoe RST 2018 model year. It is easy to guess to what level it raises the power of the motor. Dynamometric test specialists laid out on their Yutube channel. A new special modification of Chevrolet Tahoe RST was presented on the eve of the international motor show in Dubai. The "RST" index in the name of the off-road vehicle means "Rally Sport Truck". It is equipped with a V8 engine with direct injection of a working volume of 6.2 liters and a power of 420 horsepower and 620 Nm. However, this performance is not enough in the world of tuning. HPE650 pa...
Infinity announced the premiere of the new generation QX50 crossover

Infinity announced the premiere of the new generation QX50 crossover

News
The premiere of the next Infiniti QX50 will take place on November 28 at the Motor Show in Los Angeles. The crossover will receive the "most spacious cabin" in its class and a completely new engine with variable compression ratio The company noted that it would be a car with "absolutely new technologies, outstanding design and best in class interior space". The teaser shows the front part of the crossover body, which is executed in accordance with the new brand design direction of the Japanese brand. As previously reported, the next Infiniti QX50 engine line will include a brand new gasoline two-liter unit with variable compression ratio, which, depending on the driving style, can vary from 8:1 to 14:1 for greater economy. The engine will develop 268 hp. and 390 Nm of torque. ...
2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE revealed

2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE revealed

Editor Picks, Hot News, New Cars, News
Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage: a dynamics successor to the biggest-selling road car in the British marque's history. Then, on the same day, in an unprecedented synchronised launch, Aston Martin Racing revealed the new Vantage GTE: the spectacular new FIA World Endurance Championship challenger poised to replace the team's most successful competition car of all-time, the multiple Le Mans-winning V8 Vantage GTE. The second-generation Vantage GTE was revealed in London on Tuesday evening alongside the road-going car from which it has been developed. While the company was coy on specifics, they confirmed the model has a Mercedes-AMG sourced V8 engine. There's no word on the engine's output but Aston Martin Racing said "factory drivers have worked hard to optimize the drivabil...