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The company SsangYong showed a new crossover

The company SsangYong showed a new crossover

Concept Cars, News
The Korean brand has published a design sketch of the electric conceptual SUV, which debuts at the Geneva Motor Show. The prototype was named e-SIV, it is the "ideological continuation" of the SIV-1 and SIV-2 concepts presented in Geneva in 2013 and 2016 respectively. The name of the new crossover is deciphered as an electric Smart Interface Vehicle ("smart car with an intelligent interface"). The length of the e-SIV is 4 460 mm, the width is 1,870 mm, the height is 1,630 mm. The wheelbase is 2 675 mm in size. The concept is equipped with an electric motor with a power of 190 hp. The maximum speed of the novelty is 150 km / h, the claimed power reserve is about 450 kilometers. Also in the company said that the electric car is equipped with an autopilot. As previously reported,...
The most affordable crossover Lexus debuts in March

The most affordable crossover Lexus debuts in March

Concept Cars, News
The Japanese premium brand distributed a teaser of a new compact SUV. The world premiere of a small crossover Lexus will take place in March this year at the Geneva Motor Show. The model was called UX. Recall, as early as in 2016, the Japanese presented the same conceptual SUV, so in Switzerland, most likely, debuts pre-series or even a commodity version of the cross. Details about the novelty are kept secret. According to preliminary data, the Lexus UX will be the most affordable model in the SUV line of the brand. Today this role is played by cross NX. In addition, the UX crossover is designed partly to replace the failed on the market hybrid hatchback Lexus CT 200h. The main competitors of the novelty will be Mercedes-Benz GLA and Infiniti QX30. It is expected that the new cros...
Maserati Levante set a world record for snowboarder towing

Maserati Levante set a world record for snowboarder towing

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British athlete Jamie Barrow set a new world record for Guinness, becoming the fastest snowboarder in the world, which pulled the car behind him. The crossover Maserati Levante acted as a towing vehicle. The record was set on a frozen lake in the Swiss commune of St. Moritz. When driving in one direction, the snowboarder accelerated to 151.57 km/h, and in the opposite direction - 147.72 km/h. Thus, representatives of the Guinness book recorded an average speed of 149.65 km/h - almost 50 km/h faster than the previous achievement (99.87 km/h). Maserati Levante was equipped with special winter tires Pirelli Scorpion, each of which has 474 individual studs. The route was prepared by a ratrack to provide the athlete with the maximum level of slip. Modification of the crossover, whi...
Kia showed the silhouette of the new Quoris

Kia showed the silhouette of the new Quoris

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Kia Company has published the first teaser of the flagship model K900 of the second generation, which in some markets is sold under the name Quoris. According to preliminary data, the premiere of the new Kia sedan will take place in April at the motor show in New York. Sales of the New Kia Quoris start in the second quarter of this year. It is assumed that the engineers and designers of the South Korean brand will try to turn the next Quoris into a more luxurious car so that it can compete better with the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series. Flagship sedan of the second generation, unlike its predecessor, will be available with both rear and four-wheel drive. The line of engines will include the previous 3.8-liter V6 unit with a power of about 320 hp, and a 425-hp fiv...
The Chinese will build a diesel-electric hypercar for the track

The Chinese will build a diesel-electric hypercar for the track

News, Supercars
Chinese company Techrules has published the first image of the track modification of the Hypercar Ren with a diesel-electric power plant. The public premiere of the car will take place in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The novelty is the racing version of the road hypercar, Ren, introduced in 2017. From the civil version of the RS-version is unique single seat in the cabin and aerodynamic body kit. The top version of the Techrules Ren is equipped with six electric units - four behind and two in front, which together give out 1305 horsepower. The diesel engine acts as a power reserve magnifier - a generator that recharges a block of lithium-ion batteries for 28 kilowatt-hours. Hypercar can accelerate from a place to 100 km/h in less than three seconds, and its maximum speed is...
Lexus tops the rating of the most reliable machines

Lexus tops the rating of the most reliable machines

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The agency J.D. Power and Associates compiled a rating of the most reliable cars in the USA. The company conducts the corresponding research for the 29th time. When compiling the list, experts conducted a survey among car owners in 2015 release. The drivers were asked to identify the main problems that arose with their vehicles over the past 12 months. To do this, they were asked to answer 233 questions (divided into 8 main categories: the degree of reliability was determined by the number of malfunctions per 100 cars of the brand. The first place in the reliability rating was occupied by Lexus cars (99 faults per 100 brand cars). In second place - Porsche (100 problems), and closed the first three Buick (116 faults), which was sold in Russia under the brand Opel. This is followed b...
Renault brought to test the “car of the future”

Renault brought to test the “car of the future”

News, Spy Shots
Photo shooters managed to shoot a new futuristic concept Renault on the streets of Barcelona. Pictures from the tests were posted on the CocheSpias forum. According to Carscoops, the public premiere of the prototype will be held at the Geneva Motor Show. Judging by the photos, the driver was absent in the interior of the novelty when the car was moving. The operator is controlled by a special operator. Most likely, the concept is driven by an electric power plant. The car lacks the usual side doors, their place was taken by special transparent panels. According to unofficial data, the prototype is designed to show the future development of the brand design. However, according to Le Blog, it can only be a prototype that was created for the filming in the film. Earlier, Renault sho...
Competitor Nissan X-Trail from Seat: the name and the first image

Competitor Nissan X-Trail from Seat: the name and the first image

News, Video
In 2017, Seat held a competition for the new seven-seat SUV, the third model of the SUV segment in the brand line. The name was chosen by popular vote - through social networks and on a special website. The main criterion - the name needed to borrow from Spanish geography. The finalists were announced in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show: Alboran, Aranda, Avila and Tarraco. The results of the contest were to be summed up in October, but the political crisis in Catalonia prevented this. And finally, the name of the new flagship crossover Seat was officially announced - Tarraco. According to the company, over 146 000 people from 134 countries took part in the competition. The name Tarraco received 35.5% of the vote (51,903 participants), 28.7% of the participants (41,993 people) v...
The fastest Lamborghini Aventador will be named in honor of the 48-year-old supercar

The fastest Lamborghini Aventador will be named in honor of the 48-year-old supercar

News, Rumors
The fastest modification of the Lamborghini Aventador supercar will be called SVJ. This is evidenced by the photo of the car dashboard screen saver, laid out in Instagram by the user salentov12. The Italian brand will return to the series the SVJ index, which was first used in the 1970s. Then the factory pilot Bob Wallace built an experimental Miura coupe model, corresponding to the racing regulations of the FIA ​​J. The car received chassis components and body panels from aluminum, plastic side windows, fixed headlights instead of lifting ones, and a retuned suspension. The power of the 2.9-liter V12 engine of the standard "Miura" increased from 370 to 425-445 horsepower. After the completion of the testing program, the car was sold to a private owner. In April 1971, as a result
Porsche has opened the most high-altitude auto show: and this is a glass bubble

Porsche has opened the most high-altitude auto show: and this is a glass bubble

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Porsche has opened the most high-altitude "Pop Up" (temporary trading platform) on the top of the slope in the French municipality of Val d'Isere. It is located at 2,300 meters above sea level next to the ROK restaurant in the Meribel ski resort. Marketplace is a podium with a glass dome, made in the form of a crystal. The total weight of the structure is more than three tons. Inside, the Porsche Cayenne of the latest generation is on display. The installation of a Porsche store required the help of helicopters and snowmobiles. In Porsche note that the design of the store withstood the onslaught of Hurricane Eleanor with gusts of wind speed up to 170 kilometers per hour, powerful snowfalls and a drop in temperature to minus 25 degrees Celsius. Porsche Cayenne third generation ...