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Day: March 15, 2018

Lincoln can abandon the Continental sedan

Lincoln can abandon the Continental sedan

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The flagship four-door sedan Lincoln Continental of premium American brand will not have a successor. According to the publication of the Ford Authority, referring to sources familiar with the plans of Ford (owns the Lincoln brand), after the completion of the life cycle, Continental will leave the conveyor belt. The insiders did not give the reasons for this decision. Recall, Continental revived in 2016. According to Ford Authority, to return the model to the market, Ford spent about one billion dollars. It is possible that the flagship sedan will refuse because of unsatisfactory sales figures. Ford has repeatedly stated about the shift in consumer interest in the direction of crossovers and SUVs - it is on such models that the company stakes in the future. In the States last...
New Kia Quoris: the first live photos without camouflage

New Kia Quoris: the first live photos without camouflage

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The public premiere of the flagship sedan of the second generation can be held at the end of March this year. Earlier, Kia company distributed only a few design sketches of four-door sedan, which is sold in Korea under the K9 index, in the USA - K900. Now there were "live" photos of the sedan: the pictures were published on the forum of the Korean edition of Bobaedream. Apparently, these shots were made in the homeland of the brand. The appearance of the car is developed by the joint efforts of the teams of Korean and American design centers Kia. Sedan received a radiator grille, the design of which consists of 176 cells, as well as unusual optics: both in the headlights and lanterns of the K9 / K900 / Quoris there are twin LED sections. In Kia, this technique was called a "doubl...
The Dutch put up for sale the Bentley Continental GT off-road

The Dutch put up for sale the Bentley Continental GT off-road

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The Dutch dealer for the sale of exclusive Classic Yountimer Consultancy cars built its own off-road version of the Bentley Continentl GT coupe. The car, executed in the style of the Porsche 911 Safari, is now for sale. The price has not yet been reported. "Off-road vehicle" is built on the basis of the 2004 model car, and its run is almost 85.2 thousand kilometers. Initially, the car belonged to the French dealer of the brand. Continental GT received a new suspension with increased ground clearance, plastic expanders of wheel arches, roof rails and a spare wheel fixed to the roof. Salon decorated with wood and a skin of cognac color left unchanged. The Bentley Continentl GT is equipped with a standard 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine. The delivery of the unit is 560 horsepower an...
Honda introduced a 192-strong lawn mower

Honda introduced a 192-strong lawn mower

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Honda company together in the BTCC partner Team Dynamics team will build a second version of the "charged" lawn mower Mean Mower. From the previous one, it will be distinguished by a more powerful engine, borrowed from the superbike CBR1000R Fireblade. The output of a liter engine with liquid cooling is 192 horsepower (82 more forces than the previous version) and 114 Nm of torque. With it, the Mean Mower Mk.2 is capable of overclocking up to 215 kilometers per hour. The first version of Mean Mower, built on the basis of the 20-strong lawn mower HF2620 Lawn Tractor, was equipped with a motor from the Honda VTR 1000F Firestorm sportbike. The first 100 km/h it accelerate in four seconds, and its maximum speed was about 209 kilometers per hour. In 2014, Mean Mower Mk.1 entere...
Mercedes-Benz updated 6.5-meter Maybach

Mercedes-Benz updated 6.5-meter Maybach

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The company Mercedes-Benz introduced an updated version of the longest car in the model range of the brand - New Mercedes-Maybach Pullman. The model received a radiator grille as a sedan Mercedes-Maybach S-Class and new color combinations of the interior. The radiator grille with vertical slats should remind of a classic suit in a thin strip. For the first time the manufacturer used this on the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept car. Also, the top-of-the-range Maybach features 20-inch wheel disks with ten holes and an optional two-tone body paint. For finishing the interior of the 6.5-meter limousine, three new colors are available: gray, brown and a combination of beige and blue. In the rear of the cabin, separated by an electric partition, can accommodate up to four passenger...
The blogger drove to the discharged Tesla Model 3 to the charging station

The blogger drove to the discharged Tesla Model 3 to the charging station

News, Video
American blogger MilesPerHr published a video in which he showed what would happen to the electric vehicle Tesla Model 3 after its batteries were completely discharged. The video is posted on the author's channel on YouTube. At the beginning of the video, the power reserve of the electric car was 10 miles, which is equivalent to about 16 kilometers. In the middle of the video, the on-board computer of the electric car showed a zero power reserve. In one of the comments to the video the author indicated that after this the car drove about two or three more miles (three to five kilometers) to the charging station. The author of the video also noted that after the batteries were completely discharged, most of the car systems continued to work. The exception was the system for preven...
Passengers swept in an autonomous taxi without a driver

Passengers swept in an autonomous taxi without a driver

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Company Waymo (project Google) has published on its Youtube channel a video that shows the reaction of passengers when driving an unmanned taxi. The video starred ordinary Californians who voluntarily agreed to ride on an autonomous car. During the trip, some of them even had time to sleep. The video was recorded in Arizona, where Waymo is actively testing its unmanned vehicles. To orientate in a complex system of city streets and its suburbs, unmanned aircraft use optical rangefinders LiDAR, various sensors and high-resolution video cameras. Autonomous cars are based on hybrid minivans Chrysler Pacifica. At the same time the operator is still in the cabin of the drones, but already sits not in the steering wheel, but in the front seat. Eventually, Waymo plans to launch its own u...
New Zotye T600

New Zotye T600

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According to the chinese media, the new generation Zotye T600 crossover will be presented this year. Probably, while it is a question of a standard model. Recall, in China, the T600 is a whole family: it includes the usual cross, the version "under the sport" and the modification of the Coupe. The cars differ in the design of the exterior and interior. For example, in the coupe - understated roof, the rear pillars are painted black. Judging by the pictures, the standard T600 of the new generation will radically change outwardly and will no longer resemble the Volkswagen Touareg. There are no details on the "filling" of the model at the moment. The current Zotye T600 in the home market is available with gasoline turbo engines 1.5 and 2.0 with a power of 162 and 190 hp. respectivel...
Kia showed the interior of the new generation Quoris sedan

Kia showed the interior of the new generation Quoris sedan

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In furnish of an interior of a sedan the tree and a natural leather are used. The new K9 / K900 / Quoris received a fully digital "device" and a multimedia system with a 12.3-inch touch screen. An analog clock of the Swiss company Maurice Lacroix is ​​installed on the center console. Technical specifications are still not disclosed. Most likely, the K900 will be the closest relative of the Genesis G90 sedan. Thus, the new Kia sedan can have all-wheel drive and turbocharged engines. Recall that the current K900 / Quoris is built on the same platform as Hyundai Equus (G90 came to replace this Hyundai model) and is only available with a rear-wheel drive. In Korea, the four-door sedan Kia is offered with petrol engines V6 3.3 (300 hp), V6 3.8 (334 hp) and V8 5.0 (425 hp), all engines