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In Germany sales of diesel cars fell by 13%

In Germany sales of diesel cars fell by 13%

News
Dieselgate caused a slowdown in the growth of new car sales in Germany in 2017. On the eve of the announcement of official data on the registration of new cars by the Federal Motor Vehicle Agency of Germany, the publication Automotive News Europe reported a decrease in sales of cars with diesel engines for the past year by 13 percent to 1.34 million copies, citing its own sources. Sales of new cars in Germany last year rose by 2.7 percent to 3.44 million units. In 2016, growth was 4.5 percent. The drop in the growth rate was most affected by the scandal with the main producers, which deceived consumers with the emissions of turbo diesel engines. According to the source, car sales in Germany fell by about 1 percent in December 2017 to 254,000 cars. However, the registration of ...
Volkswagen prepares for the release of the Amarok pickup truck on the US market

Volkswagen prepares for the release of the Amarok pickup truck on the US market

News, Rumors
The declassified registration of the Amarok trademark may also mean premature protection of intellectual property in the US market. In the files of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the trademark Amarok was discovered. German automotive manufacturer Volkswagen registered it on November 22, 2017 under number 87694480. This information was obtained by representatives of the resource Motrolix. In the US segment of mid-sized pickups represent models such as Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline. According to rumors, soon to be added Ford Ranger. Now in the North American market, the European Volkswagen Amarok pickup can join them. For this purpose the trademark was registered. By these actions, the German company retains intellectual property. Indeed, ear...
Ford canceled the scheduled restyling for Fusion in 2020

Ford canceled the scheduled restyling for Fusion in 2020

News
Refusal of facelifting does not mean leaving the model from the market at the end of the current decade. We are waiting for the next third generation of the model. The American automobile concern Ford has decided to refuse from release in 2020 of the updated version of a sedan Fusion which on the European market is on sale under the name Mondeo. This is reported by The Detroit News with reference to the insiders of the supplier companies who received this information from the manufacturer. Despite the abandonment of restyling, the twin models Fusion and Mondeo will stay in the lineup of Ford, at least three to four years in advance. Ford spokesman Mike Levin declined to discuss this information, but told the publication that Fusion will stay an important model for the company for...
Fisker will bring to the exhibition in Las Vegas competitor Tesla Model S

Fisker will bring to the exhibition in Las Vegas competitor Tesla Model S

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Fisker Inc. already in the coming days will hold a public premiere of the new model, which due to its technical characteristics can make a serious competition for Tesla cars. According to the British edition of Autocar, the debut of the electric sedan Emotion will take place next weekend in Las Vegas, where the CES will be held, at which the world's leading companies will present their novelties in the field of electrical engineering. Emotion's advantage over competitors can be that the batteries of the electric car have a function of fast charging, and in order to extend the power reserve by 125 miles (201 kilometers), it is sufficient to charge the electric car for no more than 9 minutes. Some technical characteristics of the novelty are already known. With a maximum charge ...
Series crossover Datsun: the first official image

Series crossover Datsun: the first official image

News
The Japanese brand distributed the first teaser of the new model and announced the date of its debut. The novelty of Datsun was called Cross, in the company the model is positioned as a crossover. The world premiere of the car will be held January 18, 2018 in Indonesia, this country will be the first market for the SUV. Front Datsun Cross almost completely copies the concept GO-Cross, introduced in 2015. Commodity SUV received the same bumper, grille, headlights and round fog lights. Information about the "filling" of the model has not yet been revealed. Meanwhile, earlier on the web were published spy photos of the crossover Datsun. Judging by those pictures, Cross is not designed "from scratch" - it is built on the basis of a compact van GO+. Most likely, from the van to the...
Company SsangYong introduced an updated minivan Korando Turismo

Company SsangYong introduced an updated minivan Korando Turismo

New Cars, News
The restyled off-road van Korando Turismo is entering the Korean market. In other countries the model is known as Stavic or Rodius. Refreshed minivan SsangYong got another front bumper, new grille, hood, headlights and fog lights. As for the model, the color palette of the body was expanded, and 18-inch wheel disks of the new design also appeared. The food and interior decoration Korando Turismo / Stavic have not changed. At the same time, Koreans modernized the multimedia system, which now "makes friends" with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and has a Wi-Fi access point and voice control. At home ьфклуе, the van is available in a 9- or 11-seat version, with a seven-seater cabin for the top-end Chateau with a high roof. The motor at SsangYong Korando Turismo is also the same -
Kia showed a new crossover

Kia showed a new crossover

Concept Cars, News
The Korean brand has published teasers of the novelty, the premiere of which will be held in Las Vegas as part of the consumer electronics exhibition (CES). In the US, Kia will demonstrate a conceptual electric crossover. In the release of the manufacturer, the name of the model is not called, but the pictures on the car on the rear bumper have an inscription - Niro EV. Apparently, the prototype is built on the platform of Niro SUV. In particular, in the profile the concept almost completely repeats the serial cross, but the front part and the forage of the Niro EV are different. Details on the "filling" of the prototype in Kia have not yet been disclosed, all information will be known on the day of the debut on CES-2018 - January 8. Commodity Kia Niro is available in the US w...
Infiniti reveals Q Inspiration Concept ahead of 2018 Detroit Motor Show debut

Infiniti reveals Q Inspiration Concept ahead of 2018 Detroit Motor Show debut

Concept Cars, Editor Picks, News
New Infiniti concept car signals the future of the brand's design language, and will be revealed in full at Detroit later this month Infiniti has revealed a new Detroit Motor Show bound concept car, which will be used to showcase a new-generation design language for Nissan’s premium sub-brand. Called the Q Inspiration concept, it’s a svelte, smooth looking rakish saloon with an elongated coupe like rear. A new LED taillight spans the width of the back end, while a dramatic cutaway sits in the bodywork just behind the front wheel arch. The Q Inspiration Concept is the first major project overseen by Habib at Infiniti. The firm’s new lead designer joined the Japanese luxury marque from BMW last year. We still don’t know what kind of powertrain Infiniti is going to use in the
In the US the project of 1370-hp hypercar SSC Tuatara revived

In the US the project of 1370-hp hypercar SSC Tuatara revived

Concept Cars, News
SSC North America, formerly known as Shelby Supercars, has published a teaser of a sports car that is due to appear this year. There are no details about the car, but judging from the image, the manufacturer is preparing to launch the Tuatara project, the information about which was last published five years ago. In 2013, it became known that the American firm completed the engine test for the hypercar Tuatara. The model was planned to be equipped with a 6.9-liter eight-cylinder engine with two turbines, capable of delivering from 1370 to 1700 (with the use of racing fuel) horsepower. From zero to 96 kilometers per hour, this car should be accelerated in 2.5 seconds. The calculated maximum speed is 442 kilometers per hour. At that time it was planned that hypercar will become the...
Super Hybrid Ferrari LaFerrari almost without a run put up for sale

Super Hybrid Ferrari LaFerrari almost without a run put up for sale

News, Supercars
In Saudi Arabia put up for sale the super hybrid Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta - one of 210 released copies. The car, which runs about a hundred kilometers away, is located at the Seven Car Lounge, located in the capital of the state - Riyadh. The LaFerrari is equipped with a 963-horsepower hybrid power plant, which consists of a 6.3-liter V12 engine, an electric motor, an automatic transmission with two clutches and a battery pack. From stand to "hundred" Aperta accelerates in three seconds. The maximum speed is 350 kilometers per hour. The Italian manufacturer built 500 coupe LaFerrari and 210 copies of its open version. The last supercar was sold in 2016 for seven million dollars, and the last Aperta went under the hammer last September for 8.3 million euros (about $ 10 million). ...