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Day: December 14, 2017

The first tests Volvo XC40: a comfortable cabin, but noisy diesel

The first tests Volvo XC40: a comfortable cabin, but noisy diesel

Car Reviews, News
Volvo recently introduced its new compact crossover XC40, which will compete with such models as Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Jaguar E-Pace. Unlike competitors, the XC40 does not look like the "younger brother" of older models. Rather, we can say that the XC40 is the cousin of the XC60 and XC90, and it looks like a "tough, small robot". The interior quality of the XC40 interior is worse than that of older models, but not much: simplified elements that could be simplified, and overall, it looks no worse than competitors. Landing in the driver's seat is good, multimedia system Sensus works clearly, in the back row there is a lot of free space. Suspension even on wheels 245/45 R20 performs well pits well, but the car behaves better with speed: pit feels less, transverse swinging comes to ...
Mini will update the logo in 2018

Mini will update the logo in 2018

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In March next year on the Mini cars will begin to strengthen the "refreshed" logo with a simplified design. The manufacturer states that the logo "combines traditional brand values ​​and a spirit of development that is directed towards the future." Now uses a three-dimensional logo, first appeared on the brand's cars since the restart of the Mini brand in 2001. The new logo will be a flat graphic image of the current one. A simplified version of the logo was applied in 2015, when the market came out the model Clubman new generation. True, it was used only in promotional materials and design of dealership centers. In the Mini they said that similar in style to the new logo was used on early Morris Mini-Minor models: a red wave and three blue waves (the Oxford symbol), placed in
Volkswagen recalls over 57,000 diesel Touareg around the world

Volkswagen recalls over 57,000 diesel Touareg around the world

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Earlier in the case of "dieselgate" was convicted one of the top managers of VW. German regulator KBA yesterday announced the crossover review of the Volkswagen Touareg, equipped with a three-liter turbodiesel, as it has two illegal devices to control emissions. The German manufacturer confirmed the new revocable company for 57,600 units of the turbodiesel crossover. As reported by Reuters, 25,800 of them travel on the roads of Germany. All the Volkswagen Touareg crossovers that have come under review are in compliance with the standard of Euro 6 turbodiesels, which will come into force from 2020. Recall that the US and German regulators found that the three-liter turbodiesel Volkswagen had a programmed control unit that activated the program to reduce harmful emissions only when...
American prices for Jeep Wrangler JL 2018 became known

American prices for Jeep Wrangler JL 2018 became known

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At the beginning of next year, sales start only with gasoline versions. The turbodiesel version will appear in 2019, and a year later - a hybrid version. A little more than half a month from the world premiere of a new generation of classic SUV Jeep Wrangler under the JL index at the international auto show in Los Angeles, and the American manufacturer has already announced the prices for various configurations of this model. Sales start in January 2018. The most affordable will be the Jeep Wrangler 2018 in a two-door Sport version with a 3.6-liter petrol V6 Pentastar naturally aspirated engine. Its price will be 26 995 US dollars. Compared with the previous generation, this modification went up by 3,000 dollars. The two-door variant in the top-end configuration of Rubicon is est...
Audi A8 received a package of visual upgrades

Audi A8 received a package of visual upgrades

News
For the flagship sedan of the German brand, an optional package is now available. The manufacturer has prepared for the full-size luxury sedan Audi A8 optional package Sport Exterior, which gives the car a more sporty look and adds aluminum finish. The package slightly changes the design of the front part, for example, the area around the air intakes in the lower part receives a honeycomb grid and a vertical divider, also slightly expanded thresholds, a modified rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and a diamond-shaped insert. Audi plans to begin selling the Sport Exterior package in Germany and other European markets in late January 2018. The cost of the package will be 1 950 euros. Inside, new sports seats are fitted with "optically integrated" head restraints with ele...
Volkswagen recalls the newest Atlas from the US market

Volkswagen recalls the newest Atlas from the US market

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Owners of cars will be notified and invited to replace the fuel tanks at the nearest Volkswagen service center. After the first months of sales, the German automaker Volkswagen recalls a small batch of its largest Atlas crossover on the North American market. The new campaign is related to the problem of the fuel tank. At the cross Atlas, there are defects in the fuel tank. Its walls on certain specimens may be more delicate than calculated in the design. Such a flaw can potentially lead to fuel leakage. The German concern has already discovered the cause of this problem. It was an uncalibrated extrusion machine at the YAPP Automotive Systems plant in Michigan, which produces fuel tanks for this model. The company Volkswagen in conjunction with the US regulator NHTSA was force...
Volkswagen confirmed the release of the Passat GT sedan and two new crossovers for the US

Volkswagen confirmed the release of the Passat GT sedan and two new crossovers for the US

News
The novelties should help the company to increase sales in the United States by the end of the decade. The general director of the American division of the Volkswagen concern, Hinrich Vöbken, revealed new details about the company's future line of cars for the North American market. The manufacturer intends to release a sedan Passat GT and two new crossover, one of which will be a cross-compartment, and the second will be located below the current Tiguan. This is reported by the publication Autoblog. The announced expansion of the assortment of the German brand for the US will occur no earlier than 2019. In the meantime, next year, America will see the presentation of a new generation of the Volkswagen Jetta S-class sedan and the debut of the four-door Arteon coupe already sold i
Compact van Honda Freed got a sports version

Compact van Honda Freed got a sports version

News
On the Japanese market comes Freed with the tuning package Modulo X. The model is available with a gasoline engine or hybrid installation. Van Honda Freed Modulo X received a more aggressive front bumper, round LED fog lights with horizontal strips of DX placed above them, another radiator grille, a rear diffuser and a large spoiler. Also in the arsenal of new items appear 15-inch wheels special design. In addition, the model reconfigured the suspension. In the salon - black leather trim and exclusive rugs, on the armchairs there are inserts made of brown fabric. Another list of equipment Japanese included a multimedia system with a 9-inch touchscreen, a DVR. Also the compact van is equipped with a package Honda Sensing (adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection systems, reco...
In the lineup of Nissan there was a new Terra SUV

In the lineup of Nissan there was a new Terra SUV

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The network posted official photos of the new model of the Japanese brand. Pictures of the big SUV Nissan appeared in the certification authority of China, then they were placed in the local social network Weibo. Judging by the nameplate on the luggage compartment door, the new model was named Terra. According to preliminary data, the car is built on the basis of a pickup Nissan Navara. The length of the Terra is 4,882 mm, the width is 1,850 mm, the height is 1,835 mm, the wheelbase is 2,850 mm. It is expected that in China a new SUV Nissan will be offered with a petrol engine 2.5 with a capacity of 184 hp. Most likely, the model will be available in five- or seven-seat versions, with a rear or four-wheel drive. The premiere of the novelty is scheduled for next year. Meanwhile...
New Alibaba service: liked the car on the street – order a test drive

New Alibaba service: liked the car on the street – order a test drive

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The Chinese company has published a video showing the operation of the new service. Alibaba will launch a new service, thanks to which the consumer will have the opportunity to test any car he saw on the street and liked him. The service will work with the help of a vending machine for the sale of cars. The service will be available to customers of the Tmall.com Internet site owned by Alibaba, through a special mobile application. The user can take a photo of the car on the street and upload a snapshot to the application, which will check the availability of the model in the vending machine and inform about the possibility of a test drive. Next, the consumer needs to make selfi, which will allow you to get the car from the machine. Test drive of the model you like will be free...