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Day: January 5, 2018

Toyota showed the rear optics of the new Avalon

Toyota showed the rear optics of the new Avalon

Hot News, News
The next-generation sedan will be built on a new modular chassis. The public premiere of the car will take place on January 15 at the Detroit Motor Show The company Toyota has distributed a teaser model Avalon the next generation, giving an idea of ​​the rear optics of the car. The public premiere of the novelty will be held January 15 at the Detroit Motor Show. The new Toyota Avalon will be built on a modular TNGA chassis, which by 2020 will be the basis for most models of the Japanese brand. Thanks to this architecture, the sedan will get longer and wider, but it's easier for the predecessor. The engine range will include a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and a more powerful V6 unit with a working capacity of 3.5 liters. The first will work in pair with the variator, and the top
Panasonic will present at CES a concept car of its own design

Panasonic will present at CES a concept car of its own design

News, Spy Shots
The car with automatic control of its own design Panasonic debuts in January at the CES in Las Vegas. At the disposal of the online edition of Jalopnik was the first spy photo of a Panasonic unmanned vehicle of its own design. It is assumed that the novelty will debut in a few days at the exhibition of consumer electronics CES in Las Vegas. Panasonic is actively investing in the creation of its own automobile projects. Earlier it was reported that the Japanese company would double investments in the development of cars by 2022, from 1.3 trillion yen to 2.5 trillion yen (from about 11.6 billion dollars to 22.2 billion dollars). In November 2017 it became known that Panasonic launched tests of cars with automatic control systems. Tests, as close as possible to real conditions, s...
Extreme McLaren Senna photographed at a gas station in the UK

Extreme McLaren Senna photographed at a gas station in the UK

News, Supercars
Live images of the extreme hypercar McLaren Senna appeared on the web. Snapshots of the car, named in honor of the three-time champion of Formula 1 Ayrton Senna, was published by the user hampshirephotography in Instagram. The description states that the hypercar was noticed at one of the gas stations in the UK. McLaren Senna made his debut in mid-December last year. A novelty in the company is called a track car, which is allowed to move on public roads. Hypercar is built on a modernized carbon platform from the 720S. The car body panels are also made of CFRP. The weight of McLaren Senna is 1198 kilograms. Hypercar is equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a capacity of 800 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque. The engine works in tandem with a seven-speed robotic gea...
Tesla towed a truck that was stuck on an icy road

Tesla towed a truck that was stuck on an icy road

News, Video
The web has a video, in which the electric crossover Tesla Model X tows a truck, stuck on an icy road. The video posted by user Kyle Conner in the social network Facebook, filmed in North Carolina. This state was hardest hit by the snow storm that hit the northeast of the United States. In the description to the clip it is indicated that, according to the passport, the Model X crossover is capable of towing a trailer with a mass of up to 2268 kilograms. In addition, the all-terrain vehicle is equipped with a system that controls the distribution of thrust between the axles. Top model Tesla Model X - P100D - equipped with two electric motors located on the front and rear axle. Their total output is 774 horsepower and 967 Nm of torque. From zero to "hundreds" the electric car is ab...
From the pickup Mercedes X-Class made a house on wheels

From the pickup Mercedes X-Class made a house on wheels

Concept Cars, News
In the line-up of Mercedes-Benz there are already some models that are oriented to the travel enthusiasts. For example, van Marco Polo. However, the manufacturer does not stop and is ready to offer customers a new camper built on the basis of the X-Class pickup. For the sake of fairness, let's say that the presented practical car is not a product of the German brand plant, as it is the development of the German company Tischer, which specializes in "turning pickups into recreational vehicles." Currently, the company offers various accessories for models such as Volkswagen Amarok, Land Rover Defender, Nissan Navara, Toyota Hilux, Isuzu D-Max, Ford Ranger and Dodge Ram. Do not be surprised that the German firm has prepared various "chips" for the premium pick-up Mercedes-Benz X...
Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace enter the British market: prices are known

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace enter the British market: prices are known

News
The R-Line styling package will be available later, this spring, at an unknown price. In the UK, started sales of seven-seat mid-size crossover Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace at a price of 29 370 pounds. Earlier this model became available in the German market with a price tag of 29 975 euros. Created on the same platform as the seven-seater Skoda Kodiaq, the German crossover can be an excellent alternative for buyers who seek to get a more prestigious brand and more comfort in the cabin. From the five-seat version of the Volkswagen Tiguan version Allspace differs bodywork by 215 millimeters longer, half of which (106 millimeters) left in the wheelbase. And now it is 2 787 millimeters. Unfortunately, the additional third row of seats significantly reduced the capacity of the luggage ...
Volkswagen confirmed the release of T-Cross in 2018

Volkswagen confirmed the release of T-Cross in 2018

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The current year also plans the release of models Jetta and Touareg. In 2018 the German concern plans to release its smallest crossover, by the way, "live" cars will reach dealers also before the end of this year. The manufacturer officially confirmed the information in a new video clip dedicated to important events for the brand for the next 12 months. The video does not say anything about where and when the Volkswagen T-Cross will be introduced, but according to rumors on the web, the model will premiere at the beginning of the year, possibly in the spring at the Geneva Motor Show. The new cross is built on the basis of the concept T-Cross Breeze 2016. Unlike the concept, the production model will not have a soft roof, and its design will be made in the style of the curr...
Aston Martin will build rival Tesla Roadster

Aston Martin will build rival Tesla Roadster

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The electric supercar of the British brand will not be released until the next decade. Aston Martin approximately half completed the plan to update the model line, which should also include a new sports car with a fully electric power plant. The British company intends to develop a direct competitor to the new Tesla Roadster within the electrification program, implying the appearance of electrical versions in all models until 2025, the edition of AutoExpress informs. In an interview with the publication of Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer on the question of whether Aston Martin is interested in creating an electric vehicle that would be smaller, faster and more expensive than the current Vantage, he replied: "Yes, it is possible." The head also noted that all problems in the creation...
Mercedes-Benz outperformed BMW and Lexus in the US market in the luxury segment

Mercedes-Benz outperformed BMW and Lexus in the US market in the luxury segment

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2017th behind, which means that it's time for analysts to sum up the sales of new cars in the US market. The luxury segment is a tasty segment for European automakers, and the struggle for it in the US market is going on with a power of three times. As reported by Automotive news, the winner in this dispute was Mercedes-Benz, which sold 337,247 cars in the luxury segment of the US market, which is 0.9% less than in the same period in 2016. Leaders of sales in the local market were GLC crossovers and S-Class sedans, but C-Class models showed a decline of 12%. The second place in the US market went to BMW: Bavarians sold 305,685 cars in the country, which is 2.4% less than in the same period last year. The sales drivers for BMW are sedans 5 Series, also crossovers X1 and X5. By the...
Citroen presented a special version of C3 for Europe

Citroen presented a special version of C3 for Europe

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Special version of the car was created in the framework of the partnership of the French automaker with the Elle brand. The start of Citroën C3 sales was given in November 2016, since then over 230,000 machines have been sold in Europe. Now the French manufacturer has decided to offer customers a special version of Elle - a stylish city five-door hatchback with a bold design. Cars will arrive in car dealerships in March 2018. In France at the moment it is already possible to place an order for a special version of the hatchback. The price starts at 18,500 euros. The C3 Ella has a wide range of security and communication systems. The special version has a number of differences in the exterior: the white body is combined with the roof of sand color, also with the original pink e