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Day: March 21, 2018

Skoda announced several new crossovers at once

Skoda announced several new crossovers at once

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The Czech brand summed up the results of 2017 and shared plans for the near future. As stated in Skoda, last year was the most successful in the history of the company. In 2017, around the world, 1,200 500 Czech brand cars were sold, up 6.6% compared to 2016. Revenues Skoda in the past year increased by 20.8% and reached a mark of 16.6 billion euros. Operating profit increased to 1.6 billion euros (+ 34.6%). The largest market for Skoda was again China: in 2017 there were sold 325,000 brand cars. In the top 10 countries in which Škoda is in high demand, Germany also included: Germany (173,300), Czech Republic (95,000), Great Britain (80,100), Poland (66,600 vehicles), France (27,300) , Turkey (25,000 units), Italy (24,700 cars) and Austria (24,300 units). In the next two y
The new Volkswagen Jetta enters the market

The new Volkswagen Jetta enters the market

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In Mexico, the first sales of the new generation of the Volkswagen Jetta sedan started. The prices for the novelty start from 330 000 pesos (17 600 US dollars) The new sedan Volkswagen Jetta, built on the MQB platform, is produced in Mexico. Therefore, this country became the first market for the novelty. Mexicans have been offered three complete sets of Jetta: Comfortline, R-Line and Highline. Motor range is still very scarce. The sedan is completed with a non-alternative gasoline turbo engine 1.4 TSI with a capacity of 150 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. As a transmission, a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission with a torque converter is offered. The top version is completed only with automatic transmission. In the base, the new Volkswagen Jet...
The fate of the BMW X8 can be solved this year

The fate of the BMW X8 can be solved this year

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The Germans do not plan, in case of approval, to design the X8 according to the type of models X4 and X6. While the full-size crossover BMW X7 has not yet been presented in a series production, the automaker is already analyzing the prospects for the release of another large SUV. It's about X8, which can become the most luxurious off-road car of the German brand. The decision on whether X8 will get a green light, will be taken this year. This is reported by the resource BMW Blog with reference to the company's insider. The first rumors about the BMW X8 appeared in November 2017. And now they begin to acquire details. If a positive decision is made, the serial model will be released in a few years and will enter the segment of elite crossovers. It already contains Bentley Bentayga...
Hyundai will introduce the updated Tucson in a week

Hyundai will introduce the updated Tucson in a week

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The public premiere of the restyling crossover will be held as part of the auto show in New York. The Korean manufacturer is planning on March 28 to present the updated crossover bestseller Hyundai Tucson on one of the largest North American dealers. All the details are kept secret. Recall, the current generation model appeared on the market in 2015. Spy images of the car repeatedly appeared on the web. It is assumed that the dimensions and silhouette of the crossover will be preserved, and the design of the front and rear of the Tucson will change significantly. Probably, the model will have a new head and rear optics, bumpers and a radiator grille. Most likely, the design of the restyling Tucson will be executed in a similar style with the recently introduced Hyundai Santa F...
Koenigsegg built Agera hypercar with a one megawatt motor

Koenigsegg built Agera hypercar with a one megawatt motor

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Instagram user with the neildmr nickname told about the special hypercar Koenigsegg Agera RS, which the Swedish company built specifically for him. The car is called the Agera RSN and is equipped with a megawatt powerplant from the One: 1 model. The photos show that the body panels, aerodynamic fins and rims of the hypercar are made of carbon fiber. Used stylistic solutions include "visible carbon fiber", the color of the main body of the car in blue and white accents. The Koenigsegg Agera RSN is equipped with a five-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a carbon inlet and an Inconel exhaust path with a ceramic coating borrowed from One: 1. The delivery of the unit is 1360 horsepower and 1371 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a seven-speed gearbox with two clutches. De...
Facelifted flagship sedan Cadillac CT6 received a charged version V8

Facelifted flagship sedan Cadillac CT6 received a charged version V8

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Company Cadillac has updated the flagship sedan CT6 and replenished the lineup of the model with a charged modification of V-Sport. It debuted the first in the history of the brand eight-cylinder engine with two turbochargers, combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. The gasoline engine developed from scratch has a volume of 4.2 liters and is equipped with a pair of turbines with a double impeller (located in the collapse of the unit) and an electronically controlled bypass valve, as well as two intercoolers, a cylinder shut-off system and a lubrication system with an electric pump. The output of the unit is 557 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque. On civil modifications (not from the V-Sport line), the engine's power will be reduced to 500 force...
BMW will develop electric cars with a power reserve of 700 kilometers

BMW will develop electric cars with a power reserve of 700 kilometers

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BMW in the next eight years will release 12 models with a fully electric power plant, and about the same number of hybrid innovations By 2025, BMW plans to produce 25 serial electrified models. This became known during the annual report conference of the concern in Munich. Of these, 12 will be equipped with fully electric power units. The power reserve of the cars will be about 700 km. In turn, hybrids will be able to drive exclusively on electric traction up to 100 km. The plans of the German brand this year to implement around the world about 140 thousand cars with electrified power plants, by the end of next year in the plans of BMW to bring to the roads at least 1.5 million hybrids and electric cars. Already this year, the German company will begin mass production of the h...
BMW will begin mass production of the X7 SUV at the end of the year

BMW will begin mass production of the X7 SUV at the end of the year

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The car will differ from the junior BMW crossovers in the first place by a three-row saloon, which can accommodate six people - two in each row The company BMW will begin production of a large crossover X7 at the end of this year. This was told by the chairman of the board of directors of the Bavarian brand Harald Kruger during the annual report conference in Munich. The car will be assembled at the American BMW plant in South Carolina, where X3, X4, X5 and X6 are already produced for local and many export markets. Since the announcement of the crossover, the Germans have begun to modernize the plant, which will invest only about 1 billion dollars. The main competitors are the newcomers Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Audi Q7 and Cadillac Escalade. Bavarians intend to sell for...
The prototype of the electric sports car Porsche inserted into virtual reality

The prototype of the electric sports car Porsche inserted into virtual reality

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Porsche has launched a mobile application that allows through augmented reality to study the electric prototype Mission E. The program is available for gadgets on the Android and iOS operating systems. With the help of the application it will be possible to embed the Mission E layout, for example, in the living room or on the platform in front of the garage. The program also gives an opportunity to study the technical device of the concept car with the X-ray effect, change the color of the car body and look at its interior. Together with this, users will be offered to conduct a virtual test drive of the prototype, but how this will be implemented is not specified. The prototype Porsche Mission E debuted in 2015. The concept car was completed with two electric motors, the total...
Mercedes-Benz updated the coupe and cabriolet C-Class

Mercedes-Benz updated the coupe and cabriolet C-Class

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After restyling, the C-Class received a new hybrid powerplant, a display instead of classic instruments and an advanced media system Mercedes-Benz has revealed the updated coupe and C-Class cabriolet. The public premiere of cars, as well as the coupé and wagon of the same name, presented earlier, will be held at the New York Motor Show on March 28, 2018. Sales of the renewed C-Class range to Europe will begin in the summer of 2018. Restyling C-Class is equipped with a forced 3.0-liter petrol V6. The power of the unit increased to 390 hp. With this engine up to the first 100 km / h the car can accelerate in 4.7 seconds. In addition, the Mercedes C-Class received a new hybrid power plant. It includes a 1.5-liter engine with a payback of 184 hp. The engine works together with a 4