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Day: February 26, 2018

Updated Buick Envision went on sale

Updated Buick Envision went on sale

New Cars, News
Buy restyling cross in the United States market can be priced from $ 32,990. In the process of restyling, Buick Envision received a new nine-speed automatic transmission, which came to replace the six-speed. The output of the two-liter turbo engine was increased to 252 hp and 400 Nm of torque. With the new AKP and a more powerful motor, the crossover began to accelerate to the first 100 km/h by 0.5 seconds faster. In addition, for the first time in the American market, Buick was able to deactivate the start-stop system, a better picture of the rear-view camera, more powerful seat heating, an updated wireless charging system and improved head optics - projection in the base on models with a 2.5 liter engine, on versions with a two-liter turbo engine, while LED "wings" DRL became s...
Updated Porsche Macan 2019: the first photos of the interior

Updated Porsche Macan 2019: the first photos of the interior

News
The world premiere of Macan restyling is expected this spring. Perhaps it will be held in late March at the International Auto Show in New York. Automotive paparazzi managed to photograph the interior of the test prototype of the updated crossover Porsche Macan 2019. Photos are shown in a video on the Youtube channel AutoNews Creative. Facelift Macan means a softly redesigned design of headlights and taillights, which will now be connected by a horizontal LED strip following the example of the new Cayenne and Panamera. This became known at the beginning of the year, when the paparazzi first noticed the test prototypes of the updated Macan. After the last meeting of photo spies with test samples of Macan 2019, it was possible to find out the details of the interior of the n...
Nissan introduced a new version of the X-Trail SUV

Nissan introduced a new version of the X-Trail SUV

New Cars, News
Japanese SUV acquired an optional package Platinum Edition. The new set was created for the British version of the restyling X-Trail, and it is intended for the model in the N-Connecta bundle. Crossover with the Platinum Edition package received chrome exterior mirrors and black 18-inch alloy wheels. On the bumpers and thresholds there are protective covers of silvery color, on the luggage door there is a decorative strip, also covered with chrome. In the cabin there are metal pads on the pedals, and for passengers of the second row there are two USB ports. In Britain, the updated Nissan X-Trail is available with the same engines as its predecessor: a 1.6 DIG-T (163 hp) 1.6 turbocharger with 1.6 dCi (130 hp) and 2.0 dCi (177 l) .from.). Gasoline cross is offered only with "mechanics"...
Toyota will build an analog of the Nurburgring in Japan

Toyota will build an analog of the Nurburgring in Japan

News
Toyota plans to build a new research and development center in Japan, the Nikkei Asian Review reports. The complex will include 11 different test tracks. One of them will be a copy of the famous North Loop at the Nurburgring. The length of this track will be 5.3 kilometers. Construction of a similar complex is planned by BMW. The center will be located in Aichi Prefecture, Honshu Island. The total area of ​​the site is 650 hectares. Investments in the project will amount to 2.8 billion US dollars. The opening of the test site should take place in 2023. In total, 3300 employees are planned to hire for the work in the center at the first stage. Also in the plans of the Japanese brand and the construction of a new plant. As for the Nürburgring, this track was built in the spring of
GMC announced the premiere of Sierra new generation

GMC announced the premiere of Sierra new generation

News
GMC, which is part of General Motors, has published the first image of a new generation of Sierra pickup trucks. The official premiere of the car will take place on March 1 in Detroit. Externally, the machine will differ from the predecessor with a new LED optics, another bumper and a modified grille. Technical characteristics of the machine are kept secret. According to unofficial data, the engine range will include a 5.0-liter V8 engine and a 6.2-liter V8. Also, the publication Motor1 does not exclude the appearance of a new 3.0-liter diesel unit with a turbocharger. In addition, it is expected that the car will be easier for the previous generation Sierra. The current generation of the pickup is equipped with a 4.3-liter V6 engine. The engine's power is 285 horsepower. Also, t...
BMW X3 from Alpina received special settings for all-wheel drive

BMW X3 from Alpina received special settings for all-wheel drive

News, Tuning
Bavarian studio Alpina introduced the diesel crossover XD3, built on the basis of the new generation BMW X3. The car received an upgraded inline six-cylinder engine, a new suspension and a special mode of operation of the all-wheel drive. Sales of the "charged" all-terrain vehicle will begin in the second quarter of this year. The power of the standard twin-turbo engine in Aplina was increased from 249 horsepower and 620 Nm of torque to 333 hp and 700 Nm of torque. The acceleration time to 100 km/h at the same time improved by 0.9 seconds - to 4.9. The maximum speed of XD3 is 254 kilometers per hour. The fuel consumption in the WLTP cycle is nine liters per 100 kilometers. The list of equipment Alpina XD3 includes electronically controlled dampers, limited slip differential in th...
FCA will stop the production of cars with diesel engines

FCA will stop the production of cars with diesel engines

News
The alliance Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will cease production of cars equipped with diesel engines. According to the strategic development plan, which will be presented this summer, the company will abandon cars for "heavy fuel" by 2022. This is reported by the Financial Times with reference to unnamed sources. The reasons for this decision are called the decrease in demand in Europe, and the high costs associated with the implementation of emission standards for harmful substances. According to experts, the cost of developing engines that meet the new requirements of environmental legislation, will be 20 percent higher than before. FCA, although it will stop producing cars with diesel engines, as an option they will be available for commercial vehicles and pick-up trucks. F...
Porsche has introduced the technology of blocking into cars

Porsche has introduced the technology of blocking into cars

News
In the near future, the software of cars is integrated with paid services with the help of a blocker, providing protection against hacking. Porsche announced that it has begun testing applications based on blockade technology directly in cars. Tests take place in cooperation with the Berlin start-up XAIN. The manufacturer from Zuffenhausen became the first company to introduce blockage into cars. Operations based on this technology are safe and can be processed much faster than before. Blocking is a decentralized protocol for transferring data between business partners. It underlies crypto-currencies, among which the most popular are Bitcoin and Ethereum. Each change in an operation is recorded in chronologically ordered blocks of data, making it transparent and protected from...
The first tests Aston Martin DB11 Volante: excellent ongoings, but boring multimedia

The first tests Aston Martin DB11 Volante: excellent ongoings, but boring multimedia

Car Reviews
Last year, Aston Martin introduced the cabriolet DB11, which joined the modification of the coupe. We tested the car and made some conclusions about it. First of all we were surprised that the car still has a small trunk, and its volume is more than that of the DB9 Volante convertible. The novelty looks elegant, and the roof resembles an elegant umbrella, slightly soaked under the traditional British rain. Under the hood, the DB11 Volante has a turbocharged eight сндштвук Mercedes-Benz with a payback of 503 horsepower. It sounds exactly the same as on Stuttgart cars - Aston Martin did not even work on its exhaust. Manages the car thrillingly: the chassis has an enviable information and captures. Of course, not like the V12 Vantage S, but the DB11 Volante in this respect is nea
Toyota Auris new generation: the first image

Toyota Auris new generation: the first image

News
The Japanese brand announced the premiere of a compact hatchback of the third generation. The novelty debuts in March as part of the Geneva Motor Show. While Toyota has spread only a teaser hatch, whether the station wagon will remain in the ranks is unknown. Contrary to the rumors that appeared on the Internet in January of this year, in Europe the five-door hatch of the new generation will continue to be sold under the name Auris. Earlier it was reported that for the European market models of the next generation will return the historical name Corolla. Let's remind, the five-door hatch of the first generation entered the market in 2006. Rename the third generation of Auris in Corolla in the company allegedly decided in order to warm up interest in the model, whose sales in Euro...