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Day: March 14, 2018

Ford recalls 1.4 million cars due to steering defect

Ford recalls 1.4 million cars due to steering defect

News
Regular reviews because of poor-quality assembly of cars, Ford risks losing credibility among consumers. Auto Concern Ford acknowledged that in some models under the brands Ford and Lincoln were incorrectly installed steering wheels. On this occasion, the manufacturer is forced to recall 1.38 million vehicles in North America. Under the new revocable campaign came the sedans Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ on the same platform, which were released from 2014 to 2018. The engineers of the company have revealed that these bolts are not fastened to the steering wheel bolts. As a consequence, the steering wheel can be disconnected at any time from the steering column, if the car has not yet been dismantled by the service men. In the US, 1.3 million units of Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ ...
Toyota conceived to produce luxury yachts under the Lexus brand

Toyota conceived to produce luxury yachts under the Lexus brand

News
The company Toyota intends to produce a luxury yacht under the Lexus brand. Sales of new items will begin in 2019. This was announced by the executive vice-president of the company Shigeki Tomoyama within the framework of the Japan International Exhibition of Boats and Yachts. The development of the yacht will deal with the marine division of Toyota and shipbuilding company Marquis-Larson Boat Group. Presumably, it will be a boat with an open area on the roof of the wheel house and a luxurious cabin on the lower deck, capable of seating up to 15 guests. The concept of the Lexus Sport Yacht, presented in Miami in January 2017, will be used as the basis of the new yacht. Lexus Sport Yacht is a 13-meter sports cruiser, the body of which is made of carbon fiber fabric, made by vacuum...
Models Maserati turned into wooden cars

Models Maserati turned into wooden cars

News
The Swedish company Playsam in cooperation with Maserati has developed a collection of wooden machines dedicated to the legendary models of the Italian brand. Among them there is a crossover Levante and a conceptual coupe Alfieri. The collection of ten models will include not only modern, but also classic models of Maserati: racing 4CLT and Grand Tourer A6G. The price of each machine will be about 380 dollars. The toy can be purchased as unpainted or coated in the color of the original car. In February this year, Lego, together with Ford, released the 1968 Mustang coupe model. The set consists of 183 parts. It includes a car, a figure of a rider in a classic suit, stickers and a sign with the time of passing the race. In 2017, the mistaken toy Hot Wheels was estimated at 100-1...
Sports version Range Rover Velar tested at the Nurburgring

Sports version Range Rover Velar tested at the Nurburgring

News, Spy Shots
According to unofficial data, the novelty will receive a 5.0-liter petrol engine with a return of 550 horsepower The company Land Rover is testing sports modification of the crossover Range Rover Velar at the Nürburgring. Spy photos of the novelties were published by AutoExpress. According to the publication, the car will receive a prefix SVR in the name and will go on sale in Europe in the autumn of this year. The main competitor of the car is called BMW X6 M. Judging by the photos, the car will receive other bumpers with enlarged air intakes. In addition, the novelty will be equipped with other wheel disks, twin exhaust pipes and a more aggressive diffuser. According to unofficial data, the novelty will receive a 5.0-liter petrol engine. The power of the unit will be 550 hor
Volkswagen showed the matrix headlamp of new Touareg

Volkswagen showed the matrix headlamp of new Touareg

News
The company Volkswagen has published the next teaser of Touareg next-generation SUV. Prior to this, the manufacturer showed the interior of the car, a partially camouflaged car in dynamics and a sketch on which the profile of the model is visible. This time the company demonstrated the headlamp of Tuareg - the car will be offered with a matrix LED lighting. There is no detailed information about it. It is known only that in each headlight there will be 75 LED elements. The next-generation SUV will be built on a modular platform - the same one used on the Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayaga and Lamborghini Urus. Tuareg will receive a pneumatic suspension, a fully-controlled chassis, active anti-roll bars, and a 12-inch electronic instrument panel. The central console will have a 15-inch di...
Koenigsegg is already working on a new hypercar

Koenigsegg is already working on a new hypercar

News, Rumors
While the tire manufacturers are trying to create a product that would allow the Agera RS hypercar to accelerate to the coveted speed of 482 kilometers per hour, the Swedish brand is going to introduce a new car to the world. According to the Autoguide portal, during the car dealership in Geneva, the founder of the company Christian von Koenigsegg said that the company is already developing a new model that will be even more extreme than the Agera RS, and will focus on the racing track. The exterior of the novelty is still kept secret, but not because Koenigsegg does not want to show any trump cards, but because the "live" car is still not corny in nature. In the current year, potential customers will still be able to get acquainted with it, but only as a 3D model. If the aerodyna...
Renault has developed a new top version for the crossover Kadjar

Renault has developed a new top version for the crossover Kadjar

New Cars, News
Renault got a bundle Armor-Lux, which became the most expensive in the line of French automaker. The new version is only for the French market. Externally, the Renault Kadjar Armor-Lux can be distinguished by the painted in the dark gray exterior mirrors and protective pads on the bumpers. The body can be made in blue, gray or white colors. In addition, the model received 19-inch two-color discs and LED optics. Armchairs Kadjar Armor-Lux are upholstered in light gray leather, the steering wheel is leather Nappa. On the rapids there are signs with the name of the new version. The list of standard equipment of the SUV includes: monitoring systems for blind areas and warnings about leaving the occupied band, climate control, front and side airbags, curtain airbags, heated front sea...
The Peugeot 408 sedan has been refreshed. First photo

The Peugeot 408 sedan has been refreshed. First photo

News
The French brand is preparing for the premiere restyling four-door sedan of the second generation. In Russia and South America, today presented Peugeot 408 first generation, which is built on the basis of the previous hatch Peugeot 308. In China, as early as in 2014, debuted a second-generation sedan, it was created on the platform EMP2. And soon on the Chinese market will come a fresh model. Photos of restyling French car published in the database of the Ministry of Industry of China. The updated Peugeot 408 received a different radiator grille, other bumpers and upgraded headlights. In the rear lights appeared vertical sections, like the crossover Peugeot 3008 and Peugeot 5008. The dimensions have not changed: the length of the Chinese version of the sedan is 4,750 mm, the widt...
Polestar has expanded the list of countries where you can order a first car of the brand

Polestar has expanded the list of countries where you can order a first car of the brand

News
On Tuesday, March 13, the preliminary applications for the hybrid coupe Polestar 1 started. Initially, the brand announced only six markets, where a stylish coupe will be available for the order: the USA, Germany, China, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands. Now the list includes twelve countries: Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Spain, France, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada. Europeans must make a deposit of 2,500 euros, Americans 2,500 dollars, and the Chinese 20,000 yuan. However, this fee does not guarantee that the client will receive the car - he will only "stake out" his place in the queue, because the planned circulation of the coupe is only 500 copies per year. The full cost of the model has not been disclosed. According to the company,...
Range Rover Sport SVR was faster than Ferrari

Range Rover Sport SVR was faster than Ferrari

News, Video
The charged version of the SUV broke the record of the Italian supercar on the mountain serpentine. The British SUV Range Rover Sport SVR on the mountain road to Mount Tianmen in China demonstrated time better than the Ferrari 458 Italia supercar earlier. The video of the record-breaking race is posted on the official video channel Land Rover on YouTube. The crossover was piloted by the Chinese racer Ho Ping Tong, who won the "24 Hours of Le Mans" in the LMP2 category in 2017. He reached the top, breaking 11.3 kilometers of serpentine and 99 turns, which took the driver 9 minutes 51 seconds, while the Ferrari 458 Italia took 10 minutes 31 seconds for this exercise. Under the hood of the Range Rover Sport SVR is an inflatable five-liter V8 engine (AJ133), the output of which is...