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The British named the safest car

The British named the safest car

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The Volvo XC90 was recognized as the safest car in the UK. According to the research center Thatcham Research, since the beginning of sales in 2002 in a car with an accident, no one died. This is reported by The Telegraph. In total, since 2012 on the territory of the United Kingdom, more than 50 thousand XC90 have been sold. The main advantages of the model were the researchers called the system of emergency braking and warning of a possible collision - the SUV was one of the first to equip such functions. Using such systems, believe in Thatcham, reduces the likelihood of a collision by 38 percent and can save 1,100 lives in the next decade. In addition, they contribute to reducing the amount of insurance. In 2015, the latest generation Volvo XC90 set the Euro NCAP record, rec...
Ford came up with a carousel interior

Ford came up with a carousel interior

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On the website of the US Patent and Trademark Office, a document appeared in which Ford describes the concept of a vehicle with a cylindrical salon that looks like a carousel. Presumably, the manufacturer intends to use this solution in drones. According to the idea of ​​Ford, in the center of the passenger compartment there will be a table, around which there are chairs. They are foldable, each located on a movable pedestal fixed to the guide rail. The floor, together with chairs, table and walls with the help of an electric motor, can be rotated relative to the base of the machine. The passenger compartment itself consists of a domed roof, which can be made of glass, and side wall segments. The latter can move to access the inside of the machine, and recline. The patent appl
The new Toyota Supra will not be cheap

The new Toyota Supra will not be cheap

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Sportcar Toyota Supra a new generation, work on which is carried out together with BMW, will differ significantly in price from the coupe GT 86. "The car will not be cheap," said Vice President of the European office of the brand Herald Kilmann in an interview with AutoRAI. The top manager also confirmed that Supra will share the platform and power unit with the new generation BMW Z4. In this case, the design and settings of the chassis will be significantly different. There will not be a hybrid installation, although there were rumors about it, and the model will receive only a gasoline engine. Chief Project Engineer Supra Tetsuy Tada previously said that the sports car will not be equipped with a manual transmission, since the automatic transmission with two clutches will bette...
Mustang became the most popular sports car in the world. The third consecutive year

Mustang became the most popular sports car in the world. The third consecutive year

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In 2017 Ford Mustang became the most popular sports coupe in the world for the third consecutive year. In 13 markets, the car outperformed the Porsche 911. The GT was most in demand, equipped with a 5.0-liter atmospheric eight-cylinder engine. Last year, a total of 125,809 Ford Mustangs were registered. The largest number - 81 866 - is in the United States. In Europe, the company managed to sell 13,100 vehicles. The main European markets for the model steel Germany (5,742 copies), Great Britain (2211), France (942), Belgium (900) and Sweden (512 cars). In China, the Ford Mustang also became the most popular sports car: the number of registrations was 7125. With this total sales since the launch of the global model export in 2015 amounted to 418,000 cars. Renewed Mustang for Eu...