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Day: April 23, 2018

The first hot-hatch Hyundai i30 N compared in drag with the VW Golf GTI

The first hot-hatch Hyundai i30 N compared in drag with the VW Golf GTI

Comparison, News
In Australia, the race was held in a straight line between the first charged hatchback of Hyundai - i30 N and the hatch-hatch Volkswagen Golf GTI. The arrival was arranged by the publication CarAdvice, on YouTube-channel which published a video from the race. Both models are equipped with two-liter turbo-motors. At Hyundai, the unit produces 275 horsepower, and the Golf GTI - 230. CarAdvice conducted three arrivals. All of them were won by one model. Now the Hyundai i30 N comes with only a manual transmission. Earlier it was reported that in 2019 a hot-hatch will receive a robotic transmission with two clutches.
Nissan Qashqai accelerated to 383 kilometers per hour

Nissan Qashqai accelerated to 383 kilometers per hour

News, Tuning
Crossover Nissan Qashqai became the fastest SUV in the world, accelerating to 382.6 kilometers per hour. The car ahead of the previous record holder - 2000-hp Toyota Land Cruiser, last year showed a speed of 370 kilometers per hour. Qashqai was built by the British tuner Severn Valley Motorsport, which specializes in revisions of the Nissan GT-R. The company is engaged in the project of the most powerful and fastest Qashqai in the last three years. For the first time information about it appeared in 2015, when the car accelerated to 357 kilometers per hour. Then the crossover was equipped with an 1100-hp power plant. It was a six-cylinder twin-turbo engine from the GT-R, whose volume was increased from 3.8 to 4.1 liters. Other turbochargers, a steel exhaust system without catalyt...
The company of former employees of BMW and Tesla showed a teaser of the second model

The company of former employees of BMW and Tesla showed a teaser of the second model

Concept Cars, News
The Byton brand, created by former employees of Tesla, BMW and Nissan, has published a teaser of the second model - an electric sedan, which will premiere at CES Asia in June. Sales of the model will begin in the Chinese market no earlier than 2021. At the core of the electrosedan will be a platform similar to the one used in the construction of the first Byton crossover model with a 49-inch instrument panel. From it, the model will also receive advanced communication capabilities and an autopilot of the third level. The equipment of the conceptual crossover, presented in January this year, includes a system for recognizing faces, voice and gestures. Using the cloud platform, the driver and passengers can synchronize gadgets with the on-board system, access to personalized servic...
Chinese brand WEY built a crossover with a holographic virtual assistant

Chinese brand WEY built a crossover with a holographic virtual assistant

Concept Cars, News
Chinese brand WEY, a part of the holding Great Wall, will present at the motor show in Beijing electric concept car WEY-X. A prototype will be a holographic virtual assistant, who can perform the simplest tasks, says Autohome. WEY-X is built on a platform specially designed for electric vehicles, details of which are not yet reported. The machine is equipped with a high-speed connection to the Network, data exchange technology with other vehicles and infrastructure objects, biometric sensors, and also an autopilot of the fifth level of autonomy. Using the camera and the heart rate sensor installed in the cabin, WEY-X is also able to monitor the physiological state of the driver. The holographic assistant, made in the form of a hotel employee, can answer questions, and also...
Mitsubishi has created a special pickup L200 for the show “Fast and Furious”

Mitsubishi has created a special pickup L200 for the show “Fast and Furious”

News
The British division of the Japanese company has released a tuned modification of the pickup that will participate in the show Fast and Furious Live The British division of Mitsubishi has released a special version of the pickup L200, which will participate in the show Fast and Furious Live. Within the framework of this show, cars are shown, as well as tricks from a well-known franchise, which in the Russian box office are published under the name "Fast and Furious". The special Mitsubishi L200 got a suspension with increased travel, an additional safety cage, as well as racing "buckets" with a carbon base and four-point seat belts. The pickup was completed with an upgraded 2.4-liter diesel with a Garret turbocharger, an enlarged intercooler, a reprogrammed electronic control ...
The new charged Ford Focus ST will receive the engine from the hardcore RS

The new charged Ford Focus ST will receive the engine from the hardcore RS

News, Rumors
Charged Ford Focus ST next generation will be equipped with a modernized 2.3-liter turbo engine from the current RS modification. In addition, the model will be offered only with a six-speed manual transmission. This is reported by Autocar. The yield of the EcoBoost engine will be about 254 horsepower. From the three-cylinder unit with a volume of 1.5 liters, which is installed on the Fiesta ST, it was decided to abandon due to the fact that in the forced mode it will be impossible to ensure its reliability. According to preliminary information, the new Focus ST will become sharper and more interesting in management. The debut of the hot-hatchet is scheduled for early 2019. Sales in major markets will begin in the summer of the same year. The public debut of Ford Focus new, th...
Jaguar will leave XE and XF without compressor V6 in Europe

Jaguar will leave XE and XF without compressor V6 in Europe

News
Three-liter engines with a drive supercharger will be replaced by two-liter four-cylinder engines with a turbocharger The company Jaguar will stop selling in Europe S-modification of sedans XE and XF, which are equipped with compressor three-liter motors V6. About this, with reference to its own source, the publication of Autocar. Three-liter unit with a drive pump produces 380 hp. and 450 Nm of torque. With this engine, the compact XE sedan accelerates from place to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, and a heavier XF in 5.3 seconds. Instead of these versions, the British manufacturer will offer options with the index 300 Sport, which were presented in mid-April. The novelties are equipped with a two-liter 4-cylinder petrol turbo engine, developing 300 hp. and 400 Nm of torque. The engi...
Toyota named the prices of the new Avalon

Toyota named the prices of the new Avalon

Hot News, New Cars, News
In the United States, sales of the flagship sedan of a new generation will start. Recall, Toyota Avalon fifth generation debuted in January this year as part of the Detroit Motor Show. It is built on the architecture of TNGA, on the basis of which the Camry, Prius and C-HR models are also built. Four-door sedan became longer and wider, but lower, and also received an enlarged wheelbase. The appearance of Avalon is made in the style of the younger Camry. During the premiere, the manufacturer did not name the recoil of the novelty engines. The composition of the Avalon power range includes: V-shaped "2" 2GR-FKS 3.5-liter, the output of which is 301 hp and 362 Nm of torque, as well as the Toyota Hybrid System II, which includes a 2.5-liter gasoline 4-cylinder, a 650-volt electric mo...
The Chinese cloned a six-wheeled Mercedes G63 6×6

The Chinese cloned a six-wheeled Mercedes G63 6×6

News
The Chinese company Beijing Auto has released a copy of the six-wheel SUV Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6, which was equipped with a Saab engine The Chinese company Beijing Auto has released a copy of the six-wheel SUV Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6. The public premiere of the novelty will be held on Friday, April 27, at the Beijing Motor Show, CarNewsChina reports. The novelty is called BJ80 6x6. The SUV was equipped with a 2.3-liter gas turbo-twin turbocharger from Saab, which produces 250 hp. and 350 Nm of torque. Transmission - a six-speed manual or automatic transmission of the same range. Thrust is transmitted to four wheels. In 2009, the BAIC concern, which includes Beijing Auto, bought the rights from General Motors for the use of Saab's 2- and 2.3-liter engines, as well as the f...
Volvo introduced a three-seat sedan with a projector in the cabin

Volvo introduced a three-seat sedan with a projector in the cabin

Concept Cars, New Cars, News
Volvo introduced the sedan concept called S90 Ambience, which received a three-seater saloon and a special system that created a "special mood" inside. The public premiere of the novelty will be held at the end of April at the Beijing Motor Show. The prototype is based on the serial flagship sedan S90, but it does not have a front passenger seat, which was abandoned for the sake of improving the comfort of the rear passenger. With the help of an "intuitive" mobile application, you can choose from several visual themes that are displayed on the car's ceiling using a projector. Their list includes: "Scandinavian Forest", "Northern Lights", "Rain", "Archipelago" and "Swan Lake". Depending on the choice of the audio system, Bowers and Wilkins will include a certain musical theme, and...