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Volvo reported record sales in 2017

Volvo reported record sales in 2017

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With the start of sales of the compact crossover XC40, the company also hopes for a record this year. The Swedish automotive manufacturer Volvo Cars, which now belongs to the Chinese concern Geely, announced a new record sales of new cars. Sales volumes for the year 2017 increased by 7 percent compared to the result of 2016 and amounted to 571,577 units worldwide. This is reported in a press release of the company. The main catalysts for the sale were the new S90 sedan models and the mid-size XC60 crossover, which are based on the CMA's own modular architecture. The new XC60 replaced the company's best-selling model. It was sold only the first year, and the Swedes have high hopes for it. The novelty has become more premium and competes on an equal footing with the BMW X3, Audi Q5...
Updated Mercedes-AMG GT will add in power

Updated Mercedes-AMG GT will add in power

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Mercedes-AMG GT expects easy facelift this year. The latest versions of the GT R and GT C models in the open and closed bodies were presented quite recently - at the end of 2016. At the end of 2017, test specimens of the Mercedes-AMG GT 2018 model year were photographed on the legendary Nürburgring track. According to the latest information, all versions of the coupe and cabriolet of this model will receive a slight increase in power. At the heart of all the modifications of the Mercedes-AMG GT is a 4.0-liter V8 engine with a twin turbocharger and a dry crankcase. This unit is now used in all charged versions of Mercedes-Benz models. The standard version of the Mercedes-AMG GT has a capacity of 469 horsepower. This is quite small for such a motor, since its modification with a
Bentley Bentayga PHEV debuts this spring in Geneva

Bentley Bentayga PHEV debuts this spring in Geneva

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In the second quarter of this year, in addition to the version with a V8 biturbo engine, the plug-in hybrid Bentley Bentayga also debuts. The world premiere of the new modification Bentley Bentayga Plug-In Hybrid will take place in early March at the international automobile exhibition in Geneva. This is reported by the publication Automotive News Europe with reference to the representatives of the British manufacturer of luxury cars. The hybrid transmission of the novelty will be similar to the Porsche system in the Panamera E-Hybrid. It's about a 2.9-liter V6 gasoline turbo with one electric motor. The total capacity is 462 horsepower. Plug-in Hybrid Panamera has a power reserve on one electric traction 50 kilometers. The Bentley Bentayga PHEV version will join the already a...
Tesla has opened an order for Semi electric truck in Europe

Tesla has opened an order for Semi electric truck in Europe

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In the UK, the basic version of the Semi with a 500-km power reserve will cost about 110,000 pounds sterling. In Europe, a preliminary order for a new electric truck Tesla Semi started. According to the American manufacturer, we are talking about three markets: the Netherlands, Norway and the UK. The first European customers did not take long to wait. Norwegian company Asko has booked 10 electric trucks Tesla Semi, but said that she needs to know more about the novelty before the completion of the order. In total, the American company Tesla has already managed to collect more than a thousand preliminary orders for its cargo novelty. And this despite the fact that the production of Semi starts only in 2019. However, the European version of the innovative truck will be launched ...
Volkswagen Passat received a technical update this year

Volkswagen Passat received a technical update this year

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The main innovation is the technology of communication with smartphones and LED lights in the basic complete sets. German automotive manufacturer Volkswagen has offered more standard equipment for the Passat model as part of the renovation in 2018 on the British market. All versions of the Passat sedan and wagon will now be equipped with the technology for pairing with smartphones App Connect Volkswagen, which has programs Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The basic components of SE Business, GT and Alltrack will receive LED daytime running lights, which flash orange when the turn signal light is turned on, also heated front seats. The most popular performance of the Passat - SE Business will boast the largest increase in standard equipment. It will have three-zone c...
New Aston Martin Vanquish: the release date and details became known

New Aston Martin Vanquish: the release date and details became known

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Aston Martin Vanquish with a change of generations will depart from its predecessors, focused on luxury, to become a representative of the segment of sports supercars. Aston Martin engineers are busy testing the next generation of the Vanquish sports car, which will be the most difficult and fastest model of the brand in the Grand Tourer class. The British manufacturer intends to release the novelty on the market in September this year. On the eve of the photo spies have spotted a test sample of a novelty on public roads of Great Britain. Now Vanquish will become a true athlete. Its main competitor will be the 800-horsepower Ferrari 812 Superfast. Under the hood of the new generation will be installed 5.2-liter V12 engine with turbocharging from the luxurious coupe DB11. However,...