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Concern General Motors will present 15 new products in 2018

Concern General Motors will present 15 new products in 2018

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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

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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...
Kia revealed the new crossover. Premiere in February

Kia revealed the new crossover. Premiere in February

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The company Kia Motors distributed the first teasers of the new conceptual SUV, which debuts at the Indian Auto Expo. The prototype was named SP, it demonstrates what a crossover designed specifically for India could be. Specifications are not disclosed. Judging by the pictures, new Kia SP Concept SUV received LED optics and "hidden" door handles. The body of the car is painted in orange, the roof is made in white. Kia does not sell cars in India yet, this brand should be released next year. The company has already begun to build its own factory in this country, the pipeline is planned to be launched just in 2019. The production capacity is 300 000 cars per year, the enterprise will produce a compact sedan and crossover. Apparently, new Kia SP Concept is the harbinger of the comm...
Hyundai revealed the Santa Fe design of the new generation

Hyundai revealed the Santa Fe design of the new generation

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The world premiere of the Hyundai crossover of the fourth generation will be held in February this year. The Korean brand distributed official sketches of the new Hyundai Santa Fe SUV. Judging by the pictures, the design of the front of the all-terrain vehicle was done in the style of a compact SUV Hyundai Kona: Santa Fe of the fourth generation received a cascade grille and two-tier LED optics. Information about the motors cross is still kept secret. But it is known that Hyundai Santa Fe will be equipped with a set of the latest active safety systems. In particular, the system of recognition of presence of rear passengers (Rear Occupant Alert) will be included in the list of equipment of the model, which will warn the driver about it when it leaves the car. Plus, the system of w...
Tesla Roadster will be sent into space on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on February 6

Tesla Roadster will be sent into space on the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on February 6

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The Falcon Heavy rocket with Tesla Roadster car will head to the planet Mars, and after that it will start moving in an elliptical orbit around the Sun. Presented at the end of last year, the electric vehicle Tesla Roadster will become a demonstration payload for the first launch of the new Falcon Heavy heavy-weight rocket project SpaceX Ilona Mask. The flight should take place on February 6 this year. About plans to launch the car on a rocket into space Mask shared on Twitter last month. Web users took his post with a great deal of skepticism. However, later photos of the SpaceX installation platform with Tesla Roadster belonging personally to the Mask appeared. And now the founder of all these projects announced the start date. If the launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket succee...
The world’s first Vincent Motorcycles superbike sold for almost million dollars

The world’s first Vincent Motorcycles superbike sold for almost million dollars

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Auction house Bonhams sold a motorcycle Vincent Black Lightning, which is considered one of the first superbikes in the world, for 929 000 dollars. This made him the most expensive motorcycle ever gone under the hammer. In total from 1948 to 1952 the company from Hertfordshire released thirty copies of Black Lightning. Vincent Black Lightning is built on the basis of another successful model - Black Shadow, but it was lighter (163 kilograms to 208) and more powerful than it (the engine output increased from 56 to 71 horsepower). In the 50's, he was able to overtake the fastest production car of that time - the Jaguar XJ120, overclocking over 196 kilometers per hour. In addition, on the same model, a speed record was set in Bonneville. Sold motorcycle is known for the fact that on...
The team bus of Scuderia Ferrari will be auctioned

The team bus of Scuderia Ferrari will be auctioned

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Auction house Bonhams will put up for the February auction in Paris a bus that previously belonged to the formula team Scuderia Ferrari. The current owner, who turned the bus into a house on wheels, plans to raise for him 125-250 thousand euros (8.8-10.5 million rubles). The car is built on the basis of a 12-meter tourist bus Iveco Domino Orlandi HDH. It was used from 2001 to 2005 for strategic meetings and interviews. In the original configuration of the cabin, the bus was equipped with two rooms with a separate entrance. Each of them was equipped with a TV, computer desk, satellite phone, Internet access, wardrobe, as well as a physiotherapy table for recovery after the race. After the sale in 2009, the bus was equipped with a bathroom, a toilet, autonomous heating and air c...
Ford Motor Company decided to find the greatest artifact in the brand’s history

Ford Motor Company decided to find the greatest artifact in the brand’s history

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The Ford Motor Company intends to find, perhaps one of the most important artifacts in the Ford's history - a glass punch bowl, which Henry Ford received in October 1901 for winning the race at Gross Puente. This victory pushed Ford to create Ford Motor, writes Automotive News. The race, organized by Detroit Driving Club, took place on October 10, 1901. It favorite was engineer and founder of Winton Motor Carriage Alexander Winton. The prize for the winner was chosen by Winton's personal manager, because the organizers of the race were confident of his victory. Nevertheless, the breakdown of the car did not allow Winton to become a winner, and the press and investors began talking about Ford cars from that time on. The prize money - one thousand dollars (about $ 29,000 in current...
Jeep will remove the old Wrangler from the assembly line for the sake of a new pickup truck

Jeep will remove the old Wrangler from the assembly line for the sake of a new pickup truck

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The company Jeep finally cease production of SUVs Jeep Wrangler of the previous generation, which are currently produced at the company in Toledo (Ohio). At the same time, the production line will be reworked for the production of a pickup truck built on the basis of the new Wrangler. This is reported by Automotive News. At the moment, the factory in Toledo in parallel produce Wrangler both the former and the new generation. But in April, the old model will be removed from the assembly line and replaced with a pick-up truck, which is planned to be assembled to 100 thousand units per year. The standard Jeep Wrangler of the new generation debuted at the motor show in Los Angeles. The off-road vehicle retained the frame structure, but at the same time received an aluminum body, due ...
Tesla Model S turned into the world’s fastest station wagon

Tesla Model S turned into the world’s fastest station wagon

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The British engineering company Qwest has created an electric station wagon based on the Tesla Model S P90D. The developers claim that they built the world's fastest car with this type of bodywork. The first photo of the electric Tesla was published by Autocar. The project was named P90D-SB - from Shooting Brake. The electric car turned out to be 14 kg lighter than its donor due to a special rear section made of carbon fiber. The technical component of the Tesla electric car has not been changed. Tesla Model S P90D is equipped with two electric units, which in total give out 762 horsepower. The novelty can accelerate from a rest to 100 km per hour in 2.8 seconds. For comparison, the 670-strong hybrid station wagon Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is gaining the first 100 k...