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Day: April 6, 2018

Ford prepares for the premiere a renewed sedan Escort

Ford prepares for the premiere a renewed sedan Escort

News, Spy Shots
In the network appeared a picture from tests restyling "four-door" American brand. The serial sedan Ford Escort was introduced in 2014, it is produced and sold only in China. Let's note, both in the USA, and in Europe there were "Escorts": for the Old World the model with such name was issued from 1968 to 2000, for the States - from 1981 to 2002. After the release of a new four-door sedan on the Chinese market, rumors were circulating for a while about the possible return of the Ford Escort to Europe, but the car never got out of the China. In the third quarter of this year, China will have an updated model, a photo published by the local edition of Autohome. Judging by the picture, after restyling Escort will receive other lights and a new radiator grille. Salon models, probably...
The crossover Aston Martin will have only gasoline engines

The crossover Aston Martin will have only gasoline engines

News
The first in the history of the British brand crossover will not receive diesel, hybrid and electric power plants. Aston Martin plans to begin production of its first SUV, which, presumably, will be named Varekai, as early as next year. Now it became known that the power scale of the model will include only gasoline engines, according to the publication Automotive News Europe, referring to the head of the British company Andy Palmer. The range includes turbocharged twelve-cylinder engines Aston Martin, as well as bi-turbo eight-cylinder engines Mercedes-AMG, already used on some models of the British brand. The refusal of diesel engines and hybrid power plants is explained by the lack of diesels in the brand portfolio and the high cost of hybrid systems. Electric crossover Ast...
PSA group has created a division for electric cars

PSA group has created a division for electric cars

News
The French PSA group, which owns the brands Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall, has created a new division. It will deal with the development of electrical and electrified models. The department began working on April 1, and the first fruits of its work will be presented as early as 2019. By 2025, the PSA expects to use the development units on all models belonging to a group of companies. No additional details about the division in the PSA were not given. The company noted only that it will be engaged in the creation of not only products, but also services for owners of electric cars. Earlier it was reported that the PSA group is going to significantly reduce the number of platforms used by 2024. Now for all models, including Opel and Vauxhall, nine chassis are used. In ...
Czechs have created an electric sports car in the style of the 1960s

Czechs have created an electric sports car in the style of the 1960s

New Cars, News
The Czech company MW Motors presented the electric coupe Luka EV, made in the spirit of the famous sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s The Czech company MW Motors presented its first project called Luka EV. They became an electric sports car made in the style of famous models of the 50's and 60's, including Karmann Ghia, Aston Martin DB4 and Mercedes-Benz 190 SL. Luka EV, built on an aluminum chassis, is equipped with four electric units with a capacity of 16.8 hp - one in each wheel. In total, the engines produce 67 horsepower. The electric car, whose weight was only 815 kilograms, can accelerate from a place to 100 kilometers per hour in 9.6 seconds. The engines are powered by a set of batteries with a capacity of 21.9 kWh, which allow you to travel without recharging up to 3...
Rolls-Royce will release an electric model for China

Rolls-Royce will release an electric model for China

News, Rumors
The British company is considering the possibility of producing electric cars due to high demand in some markets, including China The company Rolls-Royce in the future can develop a model with a fully electric power plant, which will be designed primarily for the Chinese market. This is with reference to the head of the development of electrical aggregates BMW Group Stefan Jurasheka said Automotive News. "Ultimately, we believe that Rolls-Royce can electrify part of its line because of the high demand for such cars in some markets, including in China," Jurashek explained. At the same time, the engineer noted that a final decision on this issue has not yet been made. Last summer Rolls-Royce CEO Thorsten Müller-Otworth said that the British brand will not develop cars with hybri
Tesla has started tests of the sports version of the most accessible model

Tesla has started tests of the sports version of the most accessible model

News, Spy Shots
The Tesla Model 3 Performance will receive two electric motors and an air suspension The company Tesla Motors began testing a sports-oriented version of its most affordable electric car - Model 3. Spy photos of such a car published the publication Electrek. The new top version of the Tesla Model 3 was seen during high-speed tests on the Thunderhill Raceway Park circuit in the town of Willows, California. Unlike the basic modification of an electric car with a single motor on the rear axle, the Performance version will receive an additional unit that drives the front wheels. In addition, it will be equipped with air suspension and more efficient braking mechanisms. It is assumed that the production of such a modification will begin in the middle of this year. At the moment T...
The combustion of the Alpine on TV show Top Gear was shown on video

The combustion of the Alpine on TV show Top Gear was shown on video

News
There was a video with the moment of ignition of the Alpine A110 coupe that happened during the filming of one of the episodes of the TV show in February On the page Top Gear BBC America in Facebook published a video of the moment of the fire of the sports compartment Alpine A110, which occurred during the filming of one of the episodes of the TV show. The incident happened at the beginning of the year, but a full-fledged video appeared only now. During the road accident, the driver of the car was the top Top Gear Chris Harris. In the role of the navigator, Eddie Jordan, who previously headed his own team of Formula-1, acted. The exact cause of the fire is not yet known. Apparently, the car was a loss because of problems with wiring. "The Monte Carlo Rally was a dream for me. ...
Lotus released a sports car in honor of the champion race car Formula 1 in 1963

Lotus released a sports car in honor of the champion race car Formula 1 in 1963

New Cars, News
The British company introduced a special modification of the Exige sports car, which was developed in honor of the Formula car in 1963 Company Lotus introduced a special modification of the sports car Exige, called Cup 430 Type 25. The novelty was dedicated to the Formula-1 race car Lotus Type 25, in which Scottish pilot Lotus Jim Clark won the championship in 1963. The coupe received a special racing livery of white, black and green shades, as well as a special roof and rear fender. Additional aerodynamic elements can generate up to 220 kg of downforce. In the salon appeared racing seats with a carbon frame, covered with alcantara, decorative elements of anodized aluminum and carbon fiber, and the knob of the gearbox selector is made of wood - like the original Type 25. Lo...
Opel showed the design of the updated Astra

Opel showed the design of the updated Astra

Hot News, News
The German brand announced the premiere of the Astra restyled hatchback, which will receive a number of changes in appearance, and a modernized multimedia complex The company Opel has published a series of teasers, giving an idea of ​​the design of the updated model Astra. Pictures of some elements of the body of the hatchback were placed in the official twitter of the German brand. Judging by the photos, the updated Astra will receive modernized headlights and taillights, slightly modified exterior mirrors. In addition, as expected, after restyling hatchback will get another radiator grille and a new front bumper. Plus, it is assumed that the information and entertainment system will undergo modernization. Whether restyling Astra with new engines will be available is not yet
Chevrolet updated Malibu, Spark and Cruse

Chevrolet updated Malibu, Spark and Cruse

Hot News, New Cars, News
The company Chevrolet has updated at once three models - Spark, Cruze and Malibu. All cars have changed the design of the front of the body, and in the design has become more chrome. In this case, the compact hatchback additionally received an automatic braking system, and the Malibu sedan was first proposed in the sports RS-version. The hatchback Spark has a new bumper, grille and lenticular front optics. The standard equipment of the model now includes ten airbags, a rear-view camera and air conditioning. In the movement of Spark leads a 1.4-liter 99-hp gasoline engine, working in tandem with manual or automatic transmission. The Chevrolet Cruze family, consisting of a sedan and a hatchback, together with a new front end design received rear lights with LED elements, as well as...