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Day: February 7, 2018

Hyundai announced a “green” version of the Kona cross

Hyundai announced a “green” version of the Kona cross

News, Video
The Korean brand has published a video clip of a fully electric SUV. Crossover Hyundai Kona with ICE made its debut last year, and at the end of this month the company will present an electro-version of the model. Judging by the short roller, installed in place of the traditional radiator grille, "plug" at the "green" cross will differ in shape and pattern. Other design features of Kona Electric are still difficult to see. As it was reported in Hyundai motors, in Europe the electric locomotive will be available with two variants of the power plant. The power reserve of the top version on one charge is about 470 kilometers. Other details are not disclosed. The first display of Hyundai Kona Electric SUV will be held on February 27, and the public debut of the novelty will be...
New Ford Ranger Raptor pick-up revealed

New Ford Ranger Raptor pick-up revealed

Hot News, New Cars, News
The first, about nine years ago, the extreme version of Raptor received a full-size pickup F-150, and now the same model has got a younger model - the medium sized Ranger. The American manufacturer showed today the new Ford Ranger Raptor, focused on extreme off-road driving. The "charged" model differs from the standard modifications of the chassis, which include a reinforced frame. To replace the standard shock absorbers came amplitude-dependent from Fox Racing Shox. They have a high level of smoothness and energy intensity. Also, part of the suspension components was replaced with new solutions with a view to increased loads. The rear springs were replaced by springs and equipped with a rear axle by the Watt mechanism, which reduces the movement of the beam relative to the mach...
Mercedes introduced Sprinter a new generation

Mercedes introduced Sprinter a new generation

Hot News, New Cars, News
The van Mercedes-Benz Sprinter received a new communication service and a 9-speed automatic transmission. Next year, the model will have a version with an electric power unit The Mercedes-Benz company introduced the model of the third generation Mercedes Sprinter. The world premiere of the novelty took place at a special event in the German Duisburg. Third generation Sprinter received a new communication service PRO Connect, which "greatly simplified" the coordination and interaction between fleet managers and drivers. So, the operator will be able to track in real time various information - from the exact location of the car to the level of the reserve hot in the fuel tank. In total, customers will be offered six variants of the body of various lengths and carrying capacity, ...
Hyundai refreshes design of hatch

Hyundai refreshes design of hatch

New Cars, News
The updated hatch Hyundai debuted at the Indian Auto Expo. In India, the hatch is called the Elite i20, in Europe it's just i20. The Indian model has received a new "cascade" grille. i20 got other bumpers and fog lights, modernized headlights and other flashlights, 16-inch disks of a new design. The rear number moved to the luggage compartment door. There are fewer changes in the interior: you can order colored decorative inserts, a new multimedia system with a 7-inch touch screen and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In the list of equipment also appear: front and side airbags, curtain airbags, rear-view camera, parking sensors, air conditioning. By the way, customers can download a mobile application, it, for example, will show the level of fuel in the tank or call for he...
Suzuki introduced an unusual crossover

Suzuki introduced an unusual crossover

Concept Cars, News
At the Auto Expo, which opened today in Delhi, the company Maruti Suzuki introduced the conceptual SUV Future-S. On the example of the prototype, the manufacturer demonstrates what will be the design of the new compact models intended for the Indian market. Cross Maruti Suzuki Future-S received large wheels, the rear doors open up against the motion. In the interior of the concept there is no instrument panel - all indicators are displayed on a round convex screen located on the center console. However, it is unlikely that such a solution will be for the mass-produced cars. On the dimensions and power plant Future-S in Maruti Suzuki silent. According to local media, the first model with a new design will be just a crossover. It is expected that the "SUV" will be built on the p...
New Hyundai Santa Fe: the first video and the date of the premiere

New Hyundai Santa Fe: the first video and the date of the premiere

News, Video
Presentation of the fourth-generation Hyundai SUV will take place this month. Design of the exterior and interior of the new Santa Fe Koreans revealed the day before, spreading a couple photos of Hyundai models. True, then the crossover showed only full face. Now, Hyundai has published a video that shows the "feed" of the SUV. In addition, the video shows the date - February 21. Probably, this day will be a full-fledged presentation of Santa Fe of the fourth generation. Also, the company named the length and width of the new Santa Fe - 4,770 and 1,890 mm respectively. Thus, the crossover has become 70 mm longer and 10 mm wider than its predecessor. The remaining dimensions are not yet disclosed. The height of the third generation model is 1,680 mm, the wheelbase is 2,700 mm. I...
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is already rolled out for tests

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is already rolled out for tests

News, Spy Shots
Relatively recently, Mercedes-Benz has updated the S-Class, but is already actively working on changing the generation of the model. The next generation of the flagship is likely to be presented towards the end of the decade with a new design of the exterior and interior. Now the photo-spies first got a test prototype S-Class in the production body. Pictures of new items published by the publication Motor1. Under the camouflage it's hard to consider something concrete, but still it is clear that the front of the sedan will be significantly revised, possibly in the style of the new Mercedes-Benz CLS presented recently. The feed will also be changed, including a diffuser, a bumper and taillights. No doubt, serious changes will be made to the design of the car to reduce weight. The ...
Hyundai will add N Sport versions to its models

Hyundai will add N Sport versions to its models

News, Rumors
Former head of BMW M Albert Beermann, who now heads the Hyundai N division, told Car and Driver in an interview that many of the brand's models can get the N badge. Koreans intend to follow the example of premium manufacturers (Mercedes AMG, BMW M, Cadillac V, Audi S / RS) and increase the lineup of N-models due to N Sport versions. They will not have the same level of performance as the recently introduced Veloster N, but they will have certain sports features. Each car will be set to "more aggressive driving style," said Beermann, and they will also have "different from standard tire models." Cars will receive stylistic upgrades to the exterior and interior. But, they will not get "another engine, bigger brakes, a completely new suspension or axle". It is not yet clear which mo...
McLaren decided to electrify all of his models

McLaren decided to electrify all of his models

News
It seems that the global electrification trend has reached the British supercar manufacturer. The management of the brand announced that future models will be equipped with hybrid power plants, and a base for this is already being created. In an interview with British automotive publication Autocar, McLaren boss Mike Fluit said that the next generation of sports models of the brand will be built on the basis of an updated second-generation Monocel chassis that includes the installation of hybrid engines. The first hybrid motor will receive the heir of the 570S - the youngest model of the Sport Series. Following the Sport Series, Hybrid engines will also be available to representatives of the Super Series. Given that the new generation of the model 720S was presented just last yea...
Polestar decided on the chassis for competitor Tesla Model 3

Polestar decided on the chassis for competitor Tesla Model 3

News
Volvo-controlled brand Polestar continues to warm up interest in its first models. Recently, the company shared information about its first-born coupe Polestar 1, now it's gone to the second model Polestar 2, which will compete with Tesla Model 3. According to the portal Roadshow with reference to the chief designer of the brand Thomas Ingelat, the second model of the brand will be built on the basis of the chassis CMA (Compact Modular Architecture), which was developed jointly by specialists from Volvo and Geely, which means that the model will share the "cart" with Volvo XC40 and Lynk & Co 01. Probably, it is a question of a sedan, as Thomas Ingelat said that it is a direct competitor of Tesla Model 3. It also means that the car will cost comparable money - about 35 000 - 40 000 U...