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Month: January 2018

In Volkswagen the first reshuffle took place after a new scandal

In Volkswagen the first reshuffle took place after a new scandal

News
After it became known about the experiments on humans and animals, the head of external relations was dismissed. The German automobile concern has reacted to the scandal associated with funding research on the effects of nitrogen dioxide on human and animal health. A consequence of this was a temporary suspension from the work of Volkswagen's Director for External Relations Thomas Steg. According to the official press-service of the concern, the removal of Thomas Steg will continue until the end of the investigation of another scandal, which arose because of diesel engines. It is known that his duties will be temporarily performed by Deputy Jens Hanefeld. "Thomas Steg took full responsibility, and I respect that," said Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller, commenting on the removal
Seat confirmed the creation of a separate brand for sports cars

Seat confirmed the creation of a separate brand for sports cars

News, Video
The company Seat confirmed the creation of a new separate brand Cupra, under which will be produced sports modifications of models of the Spanish brand. The official premiere of the brand will be held on February 22, and the first cars under the new logo will be presented in early March at the Geneva Motor Show. The new Cupra emblem will contain the same pattern that the Spanish company registered last year. This logo appeared on the hot-hatchet Leon Cupra R, which became the most powerful serial model in the history of the brand. Seat Leon Cupra R two-liter 4-cylinder turbo, developing 310 horsepower. The engine is able to work in pairs with a six-speed manual or with a seven-spees automatic transmission with two clutches. The car accelerates from rest to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds...
New Ford Focus debuts in April

New Ford Focus debuts in April

News
Ford will present the Focus of the new generation for the European market at a special event in April, although it was previously assumed that the model will make its debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show. About this, with reference to its own source, informs Automotive News. The new Focus will have at least five different modifications. In addition to the standard hatchback and station wagon, buyers will be offered a luxury version of Vignale, a sports version of ST-Line, and a bit later there will be a charged version of Focus ST model and an all-terrain version of Active. It is assumed that the next Ford Focus will be built on a new modular chassis, thanks to which the wheelbase will increase by about 50 millimeters. In this case, the car itself will be lighter than the prev...
Bugatti Chiron will be transformed into Lego

Bugatti Chiron will be transformed into Lego

News
Manufacturer of bricks Lego will release a model of hypercar Bugatti Chiron. Teaser of the future set manufacturer has published in his Twitter. There is no detailed information on the new Lego yet. It is known only that he will enter the Technic series. According to the site of The Brick Fan, the new set will consist of 3599 parts and will be on sale in August. It will cost 369 euros. At the moment one of the most difficult models of cars of the Technic series is the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The bricks consists of 2704 parts, 600-page assembly instructions, and also has a fully functional mechanism simulating a robotic PDK box with two clutches. Earlier we reported that Bugatti will start making brake calipers with 3D printing. Achievement unlocked. #BUGATTI partnering with ...
Honda can introduce a new Passport crossover in 2018

Honda can introduce a new Passport crossover in 2018

News, Rumors
The new crossover Honda can make its debut in the car dealership in Los Angeles, which opens in November this year, reports Automotive News. According to the publication, for the model the name Passport will be revived: under this name, Honda produced an SUV in the 90s of the last century. It is expected that in the brand line the novelty will occupy a niche between CR-V and Pilotю. The crossover is planned to be manufactured in the US. Officially, the Honda model has not yet announced. Meanwhile, last year, Honda patented the design of a new cross-coupe in the United States, which turned out to be a copy of the "twins" Avancier and UR-V, available only in China. Recall coupe-like SUV came to Chinese market in late 2016 - early 2017, among themselves, they only differ slightly ex
The new Mercedes-AMG G 63 will be presented in spring

The new Mercedes-AMG G 63 will be presented in spring

News, Rumors
It is assumed that the charged modification of the new generation SUV will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Marketing manager of Mercedes-Benz G-Class Ian James told Automotive News that AMG versions based on Gelendvagen of the new generation had to wait a short time, because in the previous generation they were "wildly popular". In addition to visual differences in exterior and interior, modified chassis and reinforced brakes, the new Mercedes-AMG G 63 will receive the already well-known four-liter turbocharged V8 engine, which under the hood of the new E 63S develops 612 hp. and 850 Nm of torque. As expected, G-Class will receive other AMG-versions. True, the G 65 with the V12 engine, most likely, will not return, but the G 63S may appear in the lineup. The ...
Jaguar talked about his first electric crossover

Jaguar talked about his first electric crossover

News, Rumors, Video
The company Jaguar published a video with tests of electric crossover I-Pace, and also reported some details about the novelty. The electric car will be presented on March 1, and its public premiere will be held on the 6th of the same month as part of the Geneva Motor Show. The car passed a series of tests at a special tests roads in the Arieplug commune in the north of Sweden, where the temperature at this time of year falls to minus 40 degrees Celsius. The company noted that the crossover will be an "ideal car for everyday use" with a sufficient power reserve even at extremely low negative temperatures. Jaguar I-Pace customers will be offered a quick charging system with a capacity of 100 kW, with which the battery reserve can be replenished up to 80% in just 45 minutes. The...
The new Kia cee’d photographed with the serial body

The new Kia cee’d photographed with the serial body

News, Spy Shots
At the disposal of the edition of Autoevolution were spy shots of new Kia cee'd of the third generation, on which the camouflaged hatchback was imprinted with the serial body. The public premiere of the new Kia models will be held in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Judging by the photos, the third cee'd will look like a Forte sedan of a new generation. The hatchback will receive LED headlamps, as well as the proprietary radiator grille "Nose Tiger", borrowed from the sports fastbike Stinger. Finally, a number of stylistic elements will be taken from the concept car Proceed, presented in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The line of Kia cee'd engines will include a gasoline three-cylinder supercharged engine with a one-liter capacity of 120 hp and a 1.4-liter four-cylinder pr...
Concern General Motors will present 15 new products in 2018

Concern General Motors will present 15 new products in 2018

News
Premieres are announced for China, but some of them will reach other countries. This year the concern of General Motors plans to bring to the Chinese market 15 new and restyling models. Details about future innovations are not disclosed yet. At the same time, GM noted that this number includes the cars produced by the joint venture of the American company and the Chinese auto giant SAIC, that is, not presented outside the Celestial Empire. Particular emphasis will be placed on the SUV and MPV segments. In the Chinese lineup of Chevrolet in 2018, probably the new all-terrain Traverse SUV of the last generation will appear, and a completely new SUV. The first model is already available in the US. There is no official data about the second crossover: most likely, we are talking abou...
Ford unveiled the brutal crossover EcoSport Storm

Ford unveiled the brutal crossover EcoSport Storm

New Cars, News
Brazilians can order restyling new Ford EcoSport in the top modification of Storm. Externally from the conventional model, the cross in this version differs grille, which flaunts the name of the new version, made in large letters. Also, the SUV received 17-inch wheels, a plastic protective kit, darkened headlights, LED DRL. Spare wheel hid in the box. In the interior there were decorative elements of dark orange color. The list of new SUV Ford EcoSport Storm equipment included: a leather steering wheel, a Sync 3 multimedia system with an 8-inch touchscreen, a power sunroof, a rear-view camera, seven airbags, ESC, adaptive cruise control, and a parking brake. The crossover is available with a two-liter Duratec Direct Flex engine, a six-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel...