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Mercedes-Benz applied for the reservation of new model indexes

Mercedes-Benz applied for the reservation of new model indexes

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German automotive manufacturer Mercedes-Benz applied for trademarks to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for new serial models, including for the AMG division. The company wants to reserve indices A 40, CLA 40, SLC 40, SLC 50 and GLE 50 in Canada, as well as CLA 50 worldwide. Earlier, she already reserved two-digit nomenclatures, as reported, for AMG. However, some of them can be designed for the basic model range. That is, Mercedes-Benz can switch from three-digit indices, for example CLA250, to two-digit ones such as CLA 40. The automaker also registered trademarks of CLA 53, G73 and S73 for AMG. This confirms the recent rumors that the nameplate "73" will return to the AMG model. Cars with this index will be equipped with a new hybrid power plant with a 4.0-l...
The new GMC Sierra Pickup debuts on March 1 in Detroit

The new GMC Sierra Pickup debuts on March 1 in Detroit

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According to rumors, the American brand can present at special event the top version of a new generation pickup truck - Denali. The American automobile concern General Motors can present the new generation of the pickup truck GMC Sierra on March 1 of this year in Detroit. The public will be able to see it at the international motor show in New York. This is reported by the publication Automotive News. Chevrolet Silverado 2019 with the same platform was already presented in mid-January at the exhibition in Detroit. Therefore, we should expect the nearest premiere of GMC Sierra, which is expected to have its own exterior and interior design. The engine range will be similar to the Silverado 2019. Only six engines will be offered, including a new six-cylinder 3.6-liter turbo dies...
Lister Lightning on the basis of Jaguar F-Pace will be more powerful than Urus

Lister Lightning on the basis of Jaguar F-Pace will be more powerful than Urus

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British company Lister is developing a new project Lightning based on the crossover Jaguar F-Pace. The future novelty will surpass on power all-road Lamborghini Urus. This is reported by the publication Top Gear with reference to an interview with the head of the company, Lawrence Whittaker. According to the top manager, Lister pays attention to "setting up each element of the car" in order to achieve maximum performance. And the future Lightning will receive a modified 5.0-liter V8 engine with a compressor capacity of 666 horsepower. The same motor is installed in the latest Lister Thunder sports car based on the Jaguar F-Type. Thus, Lightning will be more powerful than the new super-crossover Lamborghini Urus. Whittaker hopes that a lower curb weight will help achieve a maximum...
The new Peugeot 4008 can receive a coupe body

The new Peugeot 4008 can receive a coupe body

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According to CEO Peugeot, it's time to expand the offer of crossovers of the company, because this segment of the market continues to grow. French automotive brand is developing a coupe-like crossover Peugeot. Its release will be closer to the beginning of 2020. The novelty can get already well-known index 4008. About it informs edition Auto Express referring to general director Peugeot Jean-Phillip Imparato. The French brand already has two crossover 3008 and 5008, united by a common EMP2 platform and a similar design. As you know, 5008 can be considered an extended seven-seat version of 3008. However, this architecture will become the basis for another crossover. They may be the future of the cross-coupe. The European version of the 4008 concern PSA stopped producing in 2017...
Kia began testing a new Soul

Kia began testing a new Soul

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The new Kia SUV was first introduced into the objectives of photo spies. The age of the current Kia Soul can be called respectable, as the automaker introduced the model in the distant 2009. The model has an interesting appearance that allowed it to occupy its niche and get a lot of fans, but the segment of crossovers is developing very quickly and the cross is already morally outdated. The release of the new generation Soul is scheduled for 2019. Spy photos of the novelties, published by Motor1, demonstrate a recognizable box-shaped silhouette and a "turned up" rear window. It seems that under the camouflage there is a double head optics, and the car looks bigger. There are rumors about the possible appearance of an all-wheel drive in the new Soul, which, by the way, is supporte...
BMW will release a liftback for competition with Audi RS3

BMW will release a liftback for competition with Audi RS3

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The company BMW is working on a 2-series elevator, which will receive a "charged" M-version. This modification will compete with the sedan Audi RS3 and Mercedes-AMG CLA 45, according to Autocar. The BMW M2 Gran Coupe will be on sale in 2019. The BMW model will have a longitudinally located engine and a rear-wheel drive. It will also receive a motor from the M2 coupe - a three-liter in-line turbo-six. The output of the engine will be 370 horsepower (465 Nm). He will work in pairs either with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission with two clutches. The range of BMW M2 engines of uncharged versions will consist of three- and four-cylinder units with capacity 1.5 and 2.0 liters. The hybrid version of the liftback - 225e Gran Coupe - will receive a 1.5-liter gasol...
Restyling Renault Zoe will receive an increase in power

Restyling Renault Zoe will receive an increase in power

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According to the portal Autoevolution, the new version of Zoe will be called R110, in honor of the 110-horsepower electric power plant. On the characteristics of batteries electric car until information is not, but it is likely that her French will also strengthen. The current model is equipped with a battery capacity of 41 kW / h, which allows you to achieve a run of 300 kilometers per charge, and the engine power is 90 horsepower. Information about the exterior of the restyled Zoe yet, but according to foreign colleagues, the car will receive new optics (probably with LED-elements). More information about the car will be known in Geneva, but already now our partners are sure that the restyling Zoe will be officially presented in July this year.
Honda can introduce a new Passport crossover in 2018

Honda can introduce a new Passport crossover in 2018

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The new crossover Honda can make its debut in the car dealership in Los Angeles, which opens in November this year, reports Automotive News. According to the publication, for the model the name Passport will be revived: under this name, Honda produced an SUV in the 90s of the last century. It is expected that in the brand line the novelty will occupy a niche between CR-V and Pilot—é. The crossover is planned to be manufactured in the US. Officially, the Honda model has not yet announced. Meanwhile, last year, Honda patented the design of a new cross-coupe in the United States, which turned out to be a copy of the "twins" Avancier and UR-V, available only in China. Recall coupe-like SUV came to Chinese market in late 2016 - early 2017, among themselves, they only differ slightly ex
The new Mercedes-AMG G 63 will be presented in spring

The new Mercedes-AMG G 63 will be presented in spring

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It is assumed that the charged modification of the new generation SUV will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Marketing manager of Mercedes-Benz G-Class Ian James told Automotive News that AMG versions based on Gelendvagen of the new generation had to wait a short time, because in the previous generation they were "wildly popular". In addition to visual differences in exterior and interior, modified chassis and reinforced brakes, the new Mercedes-AMG G 63 will receive the already well-known four-liter turbocharged V8 engine, which under the hood of the new E 63S develops 612 hp. and 850 Nm of torque. As expected, G-Class will receive other AMG-versions. True, the G 65 with the V12 engine, most likely, will not return, but the G 63S may appear in the lineup. The ...
Jaguar talked about his first electric crossover

Jaguar talked about his first electric crossover

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The company Jaguar published a video with tests of electric crossover I-Pace, and also reported some details about the novelty. The electric car will be presented on March 1, and its public premiere will be held on the 6th of the same month as part of the Geneva Motor Show. The car passed a series of tests at a special tests roads in the Arieplug commune in the north of Sweden, where the temperature at this time of year falls to minus 40 degrees Celsius. The company noted that the crossover will be an "ideal car for everyday use" with a sufficient power reserve even at extremely low negative temperatures. Jaguar I-Pace customers will be offered a quick charging system with a capacity of 100 kW, with which the battery reserve can be replenished up to 80% in just 45 minutes. The...