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Day: January 12, 2018

Rolls-Royce reported successful sales in 2017

Rolls-Royce reported successful sales in 2017

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Rolls-Royce lived last year without sales of Phantom, and claims success in the global market. The British manufacturer of luxury cars Rolls-Royce has issued a press release on the results of its activities for 2017. The company managed to sell 3,362 cars in almost 50 countries around the world. This result was achieved despite the absence of the flagship model of Phantom on the market due to the change in its generation. In 2016, the global sales volume of the Rolls-Royce brand was 4,011 units. Accordingly, the implementation of all the markets last year fell by 16 percent. However, in the company the past 12 months are considered successful. After all, absent limousine Phantom VII had a solid share in the total sales. According to the press service of Rolls-Royce, the Americ...
Tesla was accused of cheating shoppers Model 3

Tesla was accused of cheating shoppers Model 3

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Some owners of the electric car Tesla Model 3 accused the manufacturer of changing the materials of the interior trim. In particular, we are talking about using cheaper fabrics instead of Alcantara. According to them, the interiors on advertising photos and real cars are different. The user of the worstofthymes twitter has published pictures showing that the fabric is used for interior finishing of the electric car. It is noted that the car comes with a premium equipment package, which costs an additional $ 5,000. The same problems were reported by car owners at the Tesla Motors Club forum and the Reddit website. On the site of "Tesla" there is no mention that in the package of "premium finishing" there should be a trim of the details of the cabin exactly alcantara, however the o...
Nissan launches new top version of Serena

Nissan launches new top version of Serena

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In Japan, they began accepting orders for a new modification of the Nissan minivan under the sub-brand Autech. Autech division, engaged in "pumping" serial models of the Japanese company, was allocated to a separate brand at the end of last year. With such logos, they will produce "exported" variants of Nissan cars with an emphasis on "premium". The first-born was the Serena minivan - Japan already accepts orders for a new version of MPV. Externally, the Nissan Serena Autech differs from the standard radiator grille model, painted in silvery exterior mirror housings and inlays on the bumpers. Another wen received new design wheel disks. In the salon - leather and suede finish, branded carpets. Buyers are also available a minivan in the version of Autech Sports Spec with a retu...
General Motors will release a car without a steering wheel and pedals

General Motors will release a car without a steering wheel and pedals

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The American concern published a video and an image of a drone ready for serial production. The novelty is called Cruise AV, it is based on the electric Chevrolet Bolt. In the interior of the model there is no steering wheel and pedals, that is, the control is completely carried out by the computer. UAV is equipped with 21 radar, five laser range finders LiDAR and 16 cameras. Information about the power plant manufacturer did not provide. The GM said that an unmanned vehicle could appear in the States already in the next year, it is planned to be used in the services of ridersharing. The concern has sent a request for the operation of Cruise AV on public roads to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As noted by foreign media, at the moment for the moveme...
Bentley introduced the Bentayga V8

Bentley introduced the Bentayga V8

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The most expensive crossover from Great Britain got gasoline downsizing. True, the new engine is not a purely British development. Luxury full-size crossover Bentley Bentayga received a new version with a motor V8 Twin-Turbo. The British manufacturer issued a press release on the occasion. The latest version of the Bentley Bentley has a 4.0-liter V8 engine with a double turbo under the hood. A similar unit is installed in the newest super-crossover Lamborghini Urus, where it develops 650 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque. However, for the British, it was deformed to 550 hp. and 770 Nm. Nevertheless, and with this power the Bentayga V8 will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds. The maximum speed is 290 km / h. The manufacturer also claims an impressive fuel e...
Toyota showed a 1000-hp hybrid supercar

Toyota showed a 1000-hp hybrid supercar

Concept Cars, News, Supercars
The company Toyota presented a prototype of a 1000-hp hypercar called GR Super Sport Concept, which gives an idea of ​​the direction in which the line of sports cars of the Japanese brand will develop. The premiere of the concept will be held at the Tokyo Motor Show, which opens at the end of this week. The novelty is developed by the sports division of Toyota - Gazoo Racing. The vehicle design uses components from the TS050 Hybrid sports prototype, which participates in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). Including, from the racing car, the hypercar has got a 2.4-liter twin-turbo "six" with direct injection, which is part of the hybrid power plant. Its total capacity is 1000 forces. Other information about GR Super Sport in the "Toyota" is not provided. The company only clar
Subaru built a charged carbon sedan

Subaru built a charged carbon sedan

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The company Subaru published the first images of the prototype of a "charged" sedan called Viziv Performance STI. The car premiered at the Tokyo Motor Show. Novelty is an aggressive sports version of another concept - Viziv Performance, debuted last fall. The car with the STI badge differs from it with a developed body kit with carbon elements and red accents, as well as a massive front splitter and rear wing. There is no other information about the prototype. Earlier, the company only clarified that with the help of this machine they want to show their vision "in the field of creating cars that give customers pleasure and peace of mind". Last year's Viziv Performance was equipped with a symmetrical all-wheel drive and an opposing engine. It is assumed that the car gives an id...
Kia Soul EV received an increased power reserve

Kia Soul EV received an increased power reserve

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The new version of Kia Soul EV started in sales in the US, changes for other markets have not yet been reported. The electric version of the crossover Kia Soul EV the day before received a more capacious battery in the US market. Thanks to this, the Korean electric vehicle has increased its power reserve. This is reported in a document published by the regulator EPA. Kia Soul EV 2018 model year received a battery for a power plant with a capacity of 30 kWh. The old version had a battery of 27 kWh. An additional 3 kWh increased the power reserve by 29 kilometers. If earlier it was 150 km, now it is 179 km. Despite the fact that the main competitor Chevrolet Bolt can drive a full charge of batteries up to 383 kilometers, it is believed that Kia Soul sales are higher in the US ma...
McLaren 570GT received a sports package

McLaren 570GT received a sports package

News, Supercars
The British manufacturer has prepared a set of upgrades for its supercar. The company McLaren Automotive announced the release of the package Sport Pack, thanks to which, according to the manufacturer, the settings of the model McLaren 570GT are approaching the older modification of the 570S. In the McLaren position the model 570GT as a more comfortable version of the 570S - in this version the sports coupe is equipped with softer springs, and the settings of the anti-roll bars and the hydroelectric steering system are changed. Supercar with a set of Sport Pack gets identical 570S settings. In addition, the model will offer new elements of external styling, carbon-ceramic brakes in standard equipment, as well as a glass electrochromic roof, the level of toning which will be ch...
Porsche sold more cars than all direct competitors put together

Porsche sold more cars than all direct competitors put together

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For the Germans from Zuffenhausen, China became the main market. On it in 2017, 71,508 units were sold or 10 percent more than a year earlier. German automotive manufacturer Porsche held another record sales year. The growth in sales volume for the year of 2017 was 4 percent. In quantitative terms, 246,375 cars were sold. Impressive is how quickly the German company doubled its result. Just six years ago in 2011, sales totaled 116,978 units, or less than half of last year's figure. The locomotive of last year's sales was the mid-size Porsche Macan crossover. He sold over 97,000 copies. His share was almost 40 percent of the entire portfolio of models. That's how many cars Porsche sold in 2010. The main competitors of Porsche last year sold significantly fewer cars. Aston Ma...