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Day: May 21, 2018

VW and several other brands have abandoned the Paris Motor Show. Why?

VW and several other brands have abandoned the Paris Motor Show. Why?

News
Following Ford, Nissan and Infiniti about its refusal to participate in the nearest motor show in Paris, which will open its doors for journalists on October 2, and for the general public on October 4, Volkswagen also announced. It's about the Volkswagen, while Audi, Seat, Skoda and Porsche, members of the VW concern, are still on the list of participants. As VW spokespeople told Automotive News, the refusal to participate is, firstly, unrelated to the fall in attendance of the exhibition, and secondly, does not mean that in 2020 the brand does not rent a stand. (more…)
In Tesla could not turn the crossover Model X

In Tesla could not turn the crossover Model X

News, Video
The video has appeared on the web from the internal tests of the electric crossover Tesla Model X. The video, published by Electrek, shows how the company's specialists are trying unsuccessfully to turn the all-terrain vehicle. Last year, the Tesla Model X was named the safest crossover ever tested by the US National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The model was the first SUV car to receive five stars in all crash tests. At the same time, the risk of overturning the vehicle with loss of control was estimated by NHTSA specialists at 9.30 percent. For example, for the Lexus RX this figure is 16.4 percent.
Peugeot has suspended the production of a hot hatch 308 GTI

Peugeot has suspended the production of a hot hatch 308 GTI

News
Company Peugeot has declared about time suspension of manufacture of "charged" hatchback 308 GTi. Prior to the beginning of October, the specialists of the brand are to modernize the 1.6-liter turbo engine taking into account the new requirements to the level of emissions of harmful substances and fuel consumption (WLTP), which will take effect on September 1. (more…)
Prototype Bertone will sell six times cheaper than the initial price

Prototype Bertone will sell six times cheaper than the initial price

News
Italian auction house Aste Bolaffi will put up for auction in Milan, more than 50 classic and collection cars. Among them - the prototype Bertone Nuccio, existing in a single copy, built in honor of the 100th anniversary of the famous body studio. For the car plans to raise 280-320 thousand euros - six times less than the initial price. Public debut Bertone Nuccio was held at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012. The mid-engine sports car, made in the style of prototypes of the firm of the 70s, is built on the basis of the Ferrari F430 and is equipped with a 4.3-liter V8 engine with a capacity of 480 horsepower. According to the chief designer of Bertone Mike Robinson, when creating Nuccio, he was looking for inspiration in the legendary Lancia Stratos Zero. The construction of the car took...
The new Mercedes G-Class will receive a diesel in six months

The new Mercedes G-Class will receive a diesel in six months

News
Production of diesel modification of the new generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV will begin in December 2018, and European sales of such cars will start in March 2019. This is with reference to its own source, reports Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog. The SUV with the G350d 4Matic index will be equipped with an OM 656 engine, which debuted in 2017 on the updated S-Class flagship sedan and the new generation CLS sedan. On both models, this 2.9-liter six-cylinder unit is available in two versions of the boost: the base version develops 286 hp. and 600 Nm of torque, while the top version is capable of delivering 340 hp and 700 Nm. It is assumed that the off-road car G-Class will install only the most powerful version of this engine. The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class was introduced in January...
Volkswagen introduced the top five special cars

Volkswagen introduced the top five special cars

New Cars, News
The design of four of the five concepts uses a fluorescent yellow theme as a key element. The show was presented at the SOWO exhibition, held from May 17 to 20 on Hutchinson Island, located on the Savannah River in the state of Georgia, USA. The body of the concept of the Volkswagen Golf R Abstract is covered with a unique camouflage film. The hatch is equipped with a set of exclusive 20-inch FR wheels in Mystic Black color from ABT Sportsline and a set of sports suspension springs from H & R Springs, which lowered the ground clearance by 2.5 cm. ABT specialists also equipped the car with side skirts and a "four-barreled" exhaust system from stainless steel with matt chrome black exhaust ports. Inside the customized carbon steering wheel BAK Performance Mk 7 with blue stitching Golf...