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Month: April 2018

Named the most cool interiors of 2018

Named the most cool interiors of 2018

News
The ranking of the steepest interiors was compiled by the American edition of Wards Auto. The staff of the publication, as a rule, assess the interiors in terms of comfort level, aesthetic component, ergonomics, quality of materials and performance, but for the next rating the approach has slightly changed - truly "bright" variants were selected. Places for car interiors presented in the top ten were not awarded, as cars belong to different price segments. So, further we list the models, whose interiors this year were considered the best. Chevrolet Equinox for 36 375 dollars. Crossover sales of the third generation started in the United States at the beginning of last year. By the way, the model is expected on the Russian market. Salon Equinox was praised for premium materials, contr...
New Nissan Leaf received the highest rating for the crash test from Euro NCAP

New Nissan Leaf received the highest rating for the crash test from Euro NCAP

News, Video
The second-generation electric car received five stars out of five. Since 2018, a number of new tests have been introduced at Euro NCAP, including tests of bicycle recognition systems The European organization Euro NCAP has published the results of the crash test of the second-generation Nissan Leaf electric car. As a result of the tests, the hatchback was awarded the highest score, receiving five stars out of five. Thus, the safety of the driver and adult passengers was 93%, children - 86%, pedestrians - 71%, and security devices rated at 71%. Specialists noted the work of the system of automatic emergency braking, the presence of which is an obligatory criterion for obtaining the highest score. Experts stressed that this was the first test of Euro NCAP, which took into accou...
Chery Tiggo 8 debuted in China

Chery Tiggo 8 debuted in China

New Cars, News
The company Chery held a public premiere of the new flagship "SUV" and announced the launch of its sales. Chinese journalists serial Tiggo 8 already showed, and twice: in the winter and a couple of weeks ago. And within the framework of the second presentation, preliminary prices of the novelty were announced. At the Beijing Motor Show, which opened on the eve, the public premiere of the crossover took place, and the final price list was announced. The model is already available to buyers, although only in the China. The external appearance of the SUV is made in the style of the concept Chery Exeed TX, which debuted in 2017 in Frankfurt. However, if the basis of last year's prototype is the new M3X platform, the commodity Tiggo 8 is built on the T1X platform with a rear independe...
Jaguar has improved the most powerful sedan XE SV Project 8

Jaguar has improved the most powerful sedan XE SV Project 8

News
Jaguar Land Rover - Special Vehicle Operations - modernized the fastest sedan in the Jaguar lineup - XE SV Project 8. The tuning and preparation of the machine for production is almost complete. The model will be assembled in June in the territory of the technical center in Coventry. The circulation of the four-door will be 300 copies. Since the presentation at the festival of speed in Goodwood last summer, SVO specialists have made several changes to the design of the sports car. In particular, more rigid springs and engine supports were installed. Revisions also underwent braking mechanisms that have become more responsive and productive. In addition, the sedan was completely updated software, increasing the engine power and changing the algorithms of the auxiliary electronics....
Company Bosch came up with how to save diesels

Company Bosch came up with how to save diesels

News
The supplier of automotive components Bosch introduced a new technology that will significantly reduce the level of nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from diesel engines. The solution not only helps to meet the stringent legal requirements, but will make diesel engines one of the most environmentally friendly engines. The main purpose of the technology, which is called active temperature control, is to maintain the optimum temperature in the EGR system. It works most effectively at 200 degrees Celsius, which is rarely achievable when driving at low speeds, for example, in the city. Bosch's proposal is to transfer the EGR as close to the engine as possible to minimize temperature losses and to regulate the direction of the exhaust gas. This allows to reduce the level of NOx emission...
Toyota Corolla Sedan transferred to a hybrid traction

Toyota Corolla Sedan transferred to a hybrid traction

News
The Japanese company introduced a hybrid modification of a compact sedan with a power reserve of 50 kilometers The company Toyota introduced a new version of the model Corolla - with a hybrid power plant with the ability to recharge batteries from household electricity. The public premiere of the sedan took place at the Beijing Motor Show. The power plant included a 1.8-liter gasoline engine, working in tandem with an electric motor. The aggregate return of aggregates is not specified. The power reserve is exclusively on electric traction of 50 kilometers. From the standard version, the hybrid "Corolla" can be distinguished thanks to the wheels of the new design, as well as a special port for connecting the charging port. Serial production of the plug-in hybrid Toyota Corol...
Volkswagen spoke about the Golf of the eighth generation

Volkswagen spoke about the Golf of the eighth generation

News
Volkswagen will begin mass production of the eighth generation Golf model in June 2019. The car will receive a modification with a combined power plant that will operate under the mild hybrid scheme Volkswagen Golf of the eighth generation will receive a modification with a combined power plant that will operate under the mild hybrid (soft hybrid) scheme. Representatives of the German company told about this at the motor show in Beijing. The internal combustion engine will work together with the 48-volt on-board power grid, which will improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, Motor1 reports. The hybrid system will allow the Golf 8 to save about 0.3 liters of fuel per 100 km. According to preliminary data, the Golf family will be built on the upgraded version of the modular MQB p...
Sedan and wagon Mercedes-Benz E-Class have become charged hybrids

Sedan and wagon Mercedes-Benz E-Class have become charged hybrids

New Cars, News
The company Mercedes-AMG has expanded the family of models with the index "53", adding to it charged modifications of the sedan and the E-Class wagon. Like the debut in January coupe and convertible E 53, hybrid new items will replace the 43-m models. Both the sedan and the station wagon are equipped with a three-liter inline six-cylinder engine, complete with a turbocharger and an auxiliary electric compressor. The engine output is 435 horsepower and 520 Nm of torque. With intensive accelerations, the motor is assisted by a starter generator EQ Boost, powered by a 48-volt on-board network. It can short-term increase the return on 22 horsepower (250 Nm) Machines of the 53rd series are equipped with a nine-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic + all-wheel drive system, simila...
DS has developed a 1360-hp carbon electric car

DS has developed a 1360-hp carbon electric car

Concept Cars, News, Supercars
In Beijing, debuted racing hypercar with a carbon construction, two electric motors and a fully automatic control system DS brand, part of the French PSA alliance, introduced the conceptual 1360-hp carbon hypercar X E-Tense. The premiere of the prototype took place at the Beijing Motor Show. The developers noted that the novelty is a "look at the racing car of 2035". Double supercar, built on an ultralight carbon chassis, received a torsion suspension. DS X E-Tense equipped with two electric motors, which are located on the front and rear axle. With standard driving, the aggregates produce a total of 540 hp, but if the special racing mode "Circuit" is activated, their output rises to 1360 hp, which is equivalent to 1 megawatt. The prototype also received a system of fully a...
Ford F-150 Raptor drifting at the Nurburgring

Ford F-150 Raptor drifting at the Nurburgring

News, Video
Three-time World Drift Series champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. drove in the slides on the Nürburgring's "North Loop" on the Ford F-150 Raptor. The video is published on the official YouTube-channel Ford Performance. According to the driver, he came to the Nurburgring in order to drive the entire track in drift on his 900-strong Mustang. However, on this day it rained, the track was wet and "it was boring to glide." Therefore, he decided to drive the entire "Loop" on a pickup Ford F-150 Raptor. And also in drift. Earlier there was a video with a 460-strong coupe BMW M4 CS, in which the car drifted along the Nürburgring and the surrounding roads. This video became part of the Pennzoil project, which publishes short films about various charged cars. So, already in the films of the comp