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Updated Mazda BT-50 Pickup

Updated Mazda BT-50 Pickup

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The Japanese brand introduced a restyling truck. This is only the second update for the current generation model, which has been released since 2011. Refreshed pickup Mazda BT-50 debuted in Australia. As reported in the local division of the company, the model was updated "exclusively" for the Green Continent. And although the restyling has turned out to be rather modest, Mazda claims that the work on the updated truck was conducted for 18 months. It should be noted that this is the second modernization for a pick-up truck of the current generation - the current BT-50 is produced since 2011 (this is the "twin" of the Ford Ranger), and the first update was made in 2015. "Japanese" received a grille in the style of crossovers CX-8 and CX-9, a new front bumper. Actually, these are all t...
Chery showed another new crossover Exeed LX

Chery showed another new crossover Exeed LX

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The conceptual cross-coupe Exeed LX debuted at the Beijing Motor Show. The prototype is a modernized version of another concept Chery - Tiggo Coupe, which the brand introduced last year in Shanghai. The car changed bumpers, head optics and rims. Salon is not touched. Also, the Exeed LX also had the rear doors swinging up against the travel. There is no information about the "filling" of the new prototype, although the Chinese have not yet disclosed the data on the installation of the Tiggo Coupe. In the arsenal of last year's concept there is an autopilot: with its activation, the steering wheel is not removed anywhere, while the driver is encouraged to use the "steering wheel" for computer games - the Tiggo Coupe is equipped with a self-simulator. Apparently, both the autopilot ...
From broken cars Volkswagen made protective covers for smartphones

From broken cars Volkswagen made protective covers for smartphones

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Volkswagen introduced protective cases for smartphones Apple iPhone 8 from metal parts of cars that were broken into an accident The Swedish division of Volkswagen together NordDDB decided to release a batch of protective covers for the iPhone 8. When they were manufactured, sheet metal was used from cars of the German brand, which were crashed in accidents. All these accidents were caused by drivers who used their smartphones while driving without having a special headset. Protective covers come in a limited number of 153 pieces, each made by hand. According to Volkswagen, such cases will be a warning to car owners about the inadmissibility of being distracted by gadgets during the trip. The price for one case is $ 69. "We know, often while driving a car you get a smartphone ...
Published the first image of an electric hatchback Volkswagen Neo

Published the first image of an electric hatchback Volkswagen Neo

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The power reserve of Neo electric truck under the name will be from 400 to 600 km depending on the modification. The German edition of Bild published an image of the Volkswagen serial electric car in the hatchback body. The novelty will be called Neo and will be presented next year. The design of the car resembles the prototype I.D., which was introduced in 2016 at the Paris Motor Show. The novelty will be built on the MEB platform. The power reserve of the electric car will be from 400 to 600 km, depending on the modification. It is expected that the cost of Neo in Europe will be about 25 000 euros. The prototype of the hatchback was equipped with a 170-horsepower electric motor and a set of batteries, providing a power reserve without recharging in 500 kilometers. It is e...
Maserati brought to Beijing three models GranLusso and GranSport

Maserati brought to Beijing three models GranLusso and GranSport

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For the "most demanding" customers, the Italian brand produced Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante cars of the 2018 model year in the GranLusso and GranSport versions. They differ in the design of the exterior and interior, as well as equipment. Within the framework of the Beijing Motor Show, Maserati introduced the 2018 model in two versions: GranSport expresses the sports spirit of the brand, and GranLusso - luxury. At the motor show in the Middle Kingdom, Maserati will also demonstrate a new format for the salon presentation and the appearance of its cars - the personalization studio. Crossover Levante GranSport hints at the brand's racing roots with the help of black glossy radiator grille, sports crankcase protection, roof rails, while brake calipers on 20-inch Nereo wheels are...
Named the most cool interiors of 2018

Named the most cool interiors of 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...