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The first tests of Rolls-Royce Phantom new generation

The first tests of Rolls-Royce Phantom new generation

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Sultry summer last year, the luxury brand Rolls-Royce introduced a new generation of limousine Phantom. We have carefully studied the opinions of our foreign colleagues about it, and present to our readers a short digest based on these impressions. Observers of the British edition of Autocar noted that the new biturbed V12 under the hood of the Rolls-Royce Phantom has a better thrust than the atmospheric engine under the hood of the previous generation car, and thanks to the turbines, its traction is available at low revs. As for noise and vibrations, it is completely unclear at idle whether it works at all. By the way, before you get into the salon, the car will be pleased with the doors, which will open with a verified smoothness. Unlike the Phantom of the last generation, now an...
Kia introduced the all-electric crossover Niro EV

Kia introduced the all-electric crossover Niro EV

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The presentation took place less than five months after Kia showed the conceptual version of the Niro EV Concept. From the concept, the serial Niro EV differs insignificantly, although it looks less aggressive. The serial cross received headlamps in the brand-style brand, another bumper with smooth forms, another optics and mirrors, and the doors and door handles received chrome lining. Cuts the crossover into R17 wheels. The novelty is based on the model Hyundai Ionic EV, which means that both models received almost the same technical stuffing. Dimensions of the Niro EV are 4375x1805x1560 mm, the wheelbase is 2700 mm. Under the hood, two electric motors can be located: the first motor has a power of 135 horsepower and works with the battery for 39.2 kilowatt-hours, the second motor...
Dacia lineup replenished with new model

Dacia lineup replenished with new model

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Most likely, in the product line of the budget Romanian brand will be another crossover. This year, the Romanian Dacia celebrates its 50th anniversary. In honor of this event, the manufacturer published a photo compilation with its achievements and most significant events. Let's remind, in 1999 the Romanian company has passed under the control of Renault which has adjusted release of accessible models for a number of the markets under mark Dacia. The last photo in the photo-timeline shows a mysterious model, the body of which is completely covered with a canvas. Perhaps the new Dacia will be a crossover Renault, the release of which will be established at the Russian brand plant in Moscow, there already, by the way, is preparing capacity. The public premiere of the C-Class SUV i...
Range Rover refreshed Velar

Range Rover refreshed Velar

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The British manufacturer announced the update of the crossover until 2019 model year. In the Range Rover Velar family, there are now six, but eight versions, although the difference of the novelties is only in other variants of boosting the available motors. The Velar D275 version is equipped with a diesel three-liter biturbo four-cylinder AJD-V6, borrowed from the D300 version and deformed with 300 hp. and 700 Nm to 275 hp and 625 Nm. The situation is similar to the P340 version, for which the gasoline six AJ-V6 from the P380 was deformed into 40 hp, and the torque did not change - 450 Nm. In addition, in 2019, gasoline versions of Velar will be equipped with fuel tanks of increased volume. Currently, 63-liter capacity is being installed, on the replacement of which will come 82...
Singulato introduced the electric crossover iS6 with a huge display

Singulato introduced the electric crossover iS6 with a huge display

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The Chinese brand Singulato has released a seven-seater crossover iS6 with a back door, 12 USB ports and two electric motors The Chinese brand Singulato, owned by the startup Zhiche Auto, introduced the all-electric crossover iS6. The premiere of the novelty, which received the back doors and a large display of the multimedia complex, was held within the framework of the Beijing Motor Show. The overall length of the car, which is offered with five and seven-seater saloon, was 4.9 m, and the wheelbase size is 2.96 meters. LED daytime running lights, integrated into the headlights, resemble the optics of the Range Rover. Singulato iS6 received a 15.6-inch touchscreen monitor multimedia complex, and a fully digital instrument panel with a diagonal of 12.3 inches and a projection ...
BMW 6 series offered a new base engine

BMW 6 series offered a new base engine

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The company BMW announced the expansion of the gamma range of the hatchback 6 Series Gran Turismo and introduced a new initial unit - a diesel four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 190 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. In Europe, sales of cars with the index 620d will begin in July. The two-liter engine is equipped with a direct fuel injection system Common Rail and turbocharger with variable geometry. The maximum torque is available in the range of 1750-2500 rpm. The declared fuel consumption in the combined mode is 4.8-4.9 liters per 100 kilometers. From the place to 100 kilometers per hour, the BMW 620d, equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, is capable of overclocking in 7.9 seconds. For machines with an initial motor, all options for equipping older version...
Ford is trying to reanimate sales of the C-Max compact with special version

Ford is trying to reanimate sales of the C-Max compact with special version

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On the European market comes the "exported" five-seat wen Ford. The model refreshed the exterior design. The new version of C-Max was named Sport. From the standard model, this version features a radiator grille with a honeycomb pattern and a body color painted in the color of the body. The roof and hulls of the exterior mirrors of the "sportsman" are made in black, and the salon was designed in dark colors. Also, C-Max Sport received 17-inch disks of a new design (for a surcharge are available 18-inch), on the luggage door - an enlarged spoiler. The list of equipment new items include: seats with advanced lateral support, the engine start button, heated side mirrors, rain and light sensors, parking sensors, multimedia system Sync 3 with a touchscreen, a system for contactless op...
Subaru Ascent can get out of North America

Subaru Ascent can get out of North America

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Images of the largest model Subaru appeared in the database of the Chinese patent office. Crossover Ascent debuted in the fall of 2017 at the Auto Show in Los Angeles. In Subaru, the all-terrain vehicle was initially positioned as a model developed only for North America. However, the cross can still reach other markets. Thus, images of SUV appeared in the database of the patent office of China. It is possible that Subaru simply defends its intellectual property rights, but the Chinese media believe that the issue has already been resolved - Ascent will be sold in China. True, the exact timing of the appearance of the cross in this country is still unknown. Ascent is built on the modular platform SGP (Subaru Global Platform), which also underlies the last Impreza and XV. Front of the...
Smart glass Ford will help the blind to “see” the landscape outside the car window

Smart glass Ford will help the blind to “see” the landscape outside the car window

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Company Ford has developed a prototype of smart glass, which will allow blind passengers to "view" the landscape outside the car window. To do this, the developers of the Italian division of the brand and start-up Aedo offer to use vibration, with a different intensity, "translating" the picture. The technology called Feel The View takes a snapshot of the objects and translates the image into a black and white image. In this case, each shade of gray color corresponds to its pattern of vibration of the glass. In total, there are 255. According to representatives of Ford, for the blind, Feel The View will help "turn the trip into an unforgettable adventure." Earlier, Ford introduced a saloon carousel, which it plans to use in drones. According to the manufacturer's idea, in the cen...
Porsche Cayenne Coupe will be presented before the end of the year

Porsche Cayenne Coupe will be presented before the end of the year

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The company Porsche is considering the introduction of a coupe version of the off-road car Cayenne. According to the edition of AutoBild, the novelty will be presented before the end of the year. There will be it, probably, on a motor show in Paris. About the competitor BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, which from the usual Cayenne will differ greatly by the sloping roof line, so far nothing is known. According to preliminary information, the range of engines will be identical to the standard model - including a 550-strong four-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with superchargers installed in the collapse of the cylinder block. In addition to the cross-coupe Cayenne, Porsche intends to introduce the revived 928 series. It will be a two-door grand tourer, performed in the style of Pana...