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Day: December 20, 2017

Production of Maserati will stop due to weak demand

Production of Maserati will stop due to weak demand

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The assembly of most models of the Italian brand will be suspended for a month. Maserati will again stop production due to weak sales of its cars - the assembly of most models will be resumed only after January 15. The main reason for the stop is the slowdown in sales in the Chinese market. According to the publication Automotive News, the company will suspend the release of models Ghibli and Quattroporte from December 15 to January 15, the crossover Levante from December 20 to January 15, and GranTurismo and GranCabrio from December 15 to January 8. "It is clear that while production is slowing down, investments in the development of new models are being frozen," said the head of the trade union Frederico Bellono to the publication. By the way, the release of the crossover Ma...
2018 Hyundai Tucson received new options

2018 Hyundai Tucson received new options

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But so far only in the US market. This is due to the change in the model year. In the US, sales of the popular crossover Hyundai Tucson 2018 model year started. Earlier in November 2017, it was the most successful month in the history of sales of this model in the United States. And now it is available with changed bundles and new options. The basic equipment of the Tucson SE remains the same. The modification of SE Popular changed its name to SEL and received an infotainment system with a seven-inch screen that supports the capabilities of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, also heated front seats. The SE Plus bundle, according to the new nomenclature, is now called SEL Plus, and also receives the premium Infinity audio system and three years of free service in Blue Link Connec...
BMW showed the first pre-production copy of the SUV X7

BMW showed the first pre-production copy of the SUV X7

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The Bavarian brand in September introduced the concept of its flagship SUV X7, whose design caused a lot of controversy in the automotive environment. In the process of preparing for serial production, the press service of the brand published photos of the first pre-series copy. The flagship BMW SUV will be manufactured at a plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. The Germans do not say how many pre-production prototypes will be built, but they disclosed the information about the debut of the serial version of X7: it will happen in late 2018. Pre-series cars for the next 12 months will undergo various tests, during which specialists will identify "childhood illnesses" in them. By the way, some tests will take place in the Valley of Death (Mojave Desert, California, USA) and Scandi...
Introduced the updated minivan Hyundai H-1

Introduced the updated minivan Hyundai H-1

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In South Korea, debuted the restyling van Grand Starex. In some countries, the model is known as H-1. The minivan received a new radiator grille, bumpers, headlights and taillights. In the cabin improved noise insulation. Also in the Korean market is now available a new 9-seat Urban modification - such a van has a different front panel, blower deflectors and a climate control unit. In addition, Hyundai Grand Starex Urban acquired a modern multimedia system with a "floating" touch screen with a diagonal of 8 inches. The van market is also offered in the home market, which can accommodate up to 12 people, and a cargo / passenger version (3 to 5 seats). The engines are the same. In Korea, the Grand Starex can be bought with a diesel engine with a power of 140 hp. or a 159-horsepower...
New Hyundai Veloster showed on video

New Hyundai Veloster showed on video

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The Korean brand published a video with an asymmetric hatch of a new generation. The world premiere of the model will be held early next year. The new Veloster is still packed in camouflage, so it's impossible to fully appreciate the design of the Korean car. However, it is known that the model has retained its main "chip": the hatch will still have only one door on the left side and two on the right. In the Korean market, the new Hyundai Veloster will be offered with gasoline turbo engines 1.4 Kappa and 1.6 Gamma, their power is not disclosed. Both motors are equipped with a seven-speed automatic transmission  with a double clutch, and for the engine 1.6 there is also a six-step mechanics transmission. As previously announced in Hyundai, the list of new equipment will include
All model range MINI will receive a new 7-Speed Double-Clutch Transmission

All model range MINI will receive a new 7-Speed Double-Clutch Transmission

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The brand belonging to concern BMW Group prepares for transition to new robotized transmissions. Starting next year, MINI cars will be equipped with a new robotic transmission with a clever algorithm of operation. The new gearbox is well-known to owners of front-wheel drive models BMW two-disk unit Steptronic seven gears, tied to satellite navigation and supporting the technology Start / Stop, which should positively affect fuel efficiency. To the updated box was developed a new selector, however, lovers of steering wheel shifter waiting for disappointment: in the MINI salon with this gearbox they will not be. Not yet. The transmission will be located under the hoods of the three-door and five-door MINI models, also a cabriolet. The dynamic characteristics of the models wit...
UPS ordered a large batch of trucks Tesla Semi

UPS ordered a large batch of trucks Tesla Semi

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It seems that despite all the difficulties that Tesla experiencing with increasing the level of production of its cars, potential customers still believe in the brand, and not only private customers, but also the largest companies believe. As informs news agency Cnet, large American post company UPS has ordered from Ilon Musk company at once 125 trucks Semi. At the moment this is the largest order, although just a week ago another 100 trucks were ordered by Pepsi. UPS Press Officer Juan Perez commented on the deal as follows: "These innovative electric trucks are ready to enter a new era of improved safety, reduced environmental impact and reduced cost of ownership." Such an order on the part of UPS is conditioned by the previously adopted strategy, which provides for switchin...