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Roland Gumpert helped the Chinese build a supercar for alcohol

Roland Gumpert helped the Chinese build a supercar for alcohol

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Chinese brand Aiways showed an electric supercar RG, named after the former head of Audi Motorsport Roland Gumpert. The 73-year-old engineer now works for Aiways as product director. Production of a coupe with a power plant for alcohol is planned to be installed at the plant in Germany by 2019. This is reported by Motor1. At the heart of the supercar, named after the daughter of Gumpert Natalie (Nathalie), lies a tubular frame with MacPherson struts in front and an independent two-lever rear. The body panels of the supercar are made of carbon fiber. The machine weighs 1,600 kilograms. The mass distribution along the axes is 45:55. The power unit of the sports car consists of four electric motors (one for each wheel) with a total capacity of 430 forces, a T-shaped traction battery...
All Hyundai will now be as follows: the first model in the new style is shown

All Hyundai will now be as follows: the first model in the new style is shown

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The company Hyundai introduced at the Beijing Motor Show mid-size sedan Lafesta. The car is made in the new brand style of the brand - Sensuous Sportiness, "sensual sportiness". The first-born of the new design language was the concept car Le Fil Rouge, shown a month ago at the Geneva Motor Show, and Lafesta - the first production car made in this style. Its features are frowned optics, visually combined with the radiator grille, a relief sidewall with a padding on the rear door and a short tail on the trunk lid. Judging by the size, the car is based on the Hyundai Elantra sedan: the wheelbase coincides (2700 millimeters), and the length of the "Lafesta" is slightly larger and is 4660 millimeters (+90 millimeters). Under the hood - 1.6-liter gasoline turbo engine, working in t...
Haval introduced a new youth crossover

Haval introduced a new youth crossover

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Chinese company Haval presented at the Beijing Motor Show a new compact crossover called F5. Vsedorozhnik will become part of the new F-line, the main target audience of which should be young customers of the brand. Haval F5 was equipped with a 1.5-liter turbojet, which has 92 patents and a CVVL system. The engine output was 171 hp and 285 Nm of torque. According to unofficial data, in the future in the line of motors will be a two-liter supercharged unit that produces 200 horsepower. The motor is combined with the seven-speed robotic gearbox DCT7. The automaker noted that this is the first preselective transmission with two clutches, which was completely independently developed by the engineers of the Chinese company. Earlier it became known that the company Great Wall, which...
Hyundai i20 was updated and received automatic transmission with two clutches

Hyundai i20 was updated and received automatic transmission with two clutches

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The company Hyundai introduced an updated compact hatchback i20. After restyling, the model can be ordered with a automatic gearbox with two clutches. From the predecessor, the updated Hyundai i20 can be distinguished by a modified front and rear bumper, and thanks to a modernized radiator grille, tail lights and wheel disks of a different design. In addition, for an additional fee the car can be equipped with a panoramic roof. Hyundai i20 received a new information and entertainment complex with a seven-inch touch screen, as well as support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces. Top versions of the model will be offered with a GPS-navigator. The list of available electronic assistants included the system of automatic emergency braking, control of the number of movemen...
In Beijing, debuted the most affordable crossover Skoda

In Beijing, debuted the most affordable crossover Skoda

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The company Skoda introduced the most affordable in its lineup crossover called Kamiq, which stood on the step below the model Karoq. The public premiere of the novelty was held within the framework of the Beijing Motor Show. The crossover was based on the old architecture PQ25, which, in particular, produced the model Fabia previous generation, as well as elevator Rapib. With Rapid, Kamiq will be produced on the same line in Jicin. The crossover will be offered with a single petrol engine working volume of 1.5 liters, developing 110 hp. and 150 Nm of torque. The car will only be available with a front-wheel drive. In China, which is the largest market for Skoda (in 2017, sold 325 thousand cars), the Kamiq crossover will compete with Hyundai ix25, Citroen C3-XR and Nissan Kick...
Sedan Nissan Sentra became an electric vehicle

Sedan Nissan Sentra became an electric vehicle

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Nissan introduced the electric version of the Sylphy sedan at the Beijing Motor Show, a close relative that was sold on other markets under the name Sentra. The novelty was built on the basis of the Leaf electric car. Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission equipped with the only electric motor that drives forward wheels. The unit is powered by a block of lithium-ion batteries located in the bottom of the car. The sedan is capable of driving without recharging up to 340 kilometers. The Japanese have not yet shown interior images, but noted that Sylphy Zero Emission has received a multimedia suite with the ability to control the smartphone through a special application. Nissan also brought the prototype of the electric crossover IMx Kuro to the Beijing motor show, whose world premiere took...
Geely built an electric crossover on the platform of Volvo XC40

Geely built an electric crossover on the platform of Volvo XC40

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The company Geely introduced the conceptual electric crossover Concept Icon, which was based on the platform Volvo XC40. The public premiere of the novelty was held within the framework of the Beijing Motor Show. Geely Concept Icon is built on the modular architecture of CMA, developed jointly by engineers from Volvo and Geely. The chassis was designed to be compatible with both conventional internal combustion engines and hybrid or fully electric power units. The developers noted that Geely Concept Icon has a so-called "8-bit design, where simple lines are combined with sharp angles". The front part of the body resembles the crossover Range Rover Evoque, while the shape of the rear is similar to the Kia Soul. Data on the power plant prototype is kept secret. It is assumed that ...
Audi showed the stretched crossover Q5

Audi showed the stretched crossover Q5

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Audi has developed an extended modification of the crossover Q5. The public premiere of the novelty, which received the prefix L in the title, was held at the Auto Show in Beijing. The German company has prepared this car specifically for the Chinese market, in other countries Q5L will not be sold. In total, the car can be bought in five versions - Vogue, Lifestyle, Design, Sport and Sport plus. The size of the wheelbase at the crossover increased by 88 mm. According to the representatives of the company, due to this increase the stock of seats for the feet of the rear passengers. The volume of the luggage compartment at the same time remained the same - 550 liters. (with the rear seats spread out, this figure increases to 1550 liters.). Overall length Audi Q5L was 4765 mm, w...
Honda showed a harbinger of an electric car

Honda showed a harbinger of an electric car

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The company Honda introduced a concept car called Everus, designed to give an idea of ​​the first mass electric car in the history of the Japanese brand. The premiere of the novelty was held within the framework of the Beijing Motor Show. According to preliminary data, the serial model should be submitted before the end of this year. Cars will be sold under the same name brand Everus, belonging to the joint venture GAC Honda. Technical information on the concept car yet. Judging by its appearance, it will be an electric crossover, similar in size to the HR-V model. Everus cars, in addition, will replenish the car park of the Chinese operator of the Reachstar karsharing, in which Honda invests. The Beijing premiere also hosted the Chinese premiere of the hybrid modification
BMW Introduces New Electric Crossover iX3

BMW Introduces New Electric Crossover iX3

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The BMW company brought to the auto show in Beijing a prototype of an electric crossover, which in the future will receive a serial version called iX3. Competitors of the car will be Audi E-tron, Mercedes EQ C and Jaguar I-Pace. Production of the machine will begin in two years. The design of the electric car resembles the X3. However, the concept received a new grille, some bumpers and other rims. The technical characteristics of the crossover are still kept secret. According to unofficial data, the total power of the electric power plant iX3 will be 270 hp. Without recharging the car can drive up to 400 km. For the car is available accelerated charging, which replenishes 80% of the battery charge in 30 minutes. In total, by 2025, BMW plans to produce 25 serial electrified model...