The head of VW want to dismiss

The head of VW want to dismiss Chairman of the Board of Directors Volkvagen Ferdinand pikh (Ferdinand Piech) predicts impending resignation of CEO Bernd Pisetzner (Bernd Pischetsrieder), according to According to Piha, on the resignation of Pisetzner insist unions, with half of the votes in the Board of Directors. The chair supports Pisetzner.Dissatisfaction with the trade unions caused by the desire of Pisetzner to cut jobs at factories in Europe and to move production to countries with cheaper labor. In addition, opponents of Pisetzner can't think of the failure of some projects, which he inherited from the previous head of the company - the Ferdinand Piha. It is first and foremost about Executive sedan Phaeton, which never gained popularity among affluent consumers.The resignation of Pisetzner may affect the Volkswagen plans to build a factory in Russia. Earlier it was reported that the German automaker intends to start production of its cars in the Moscow region, but the new management of the company may waive these intentions.Bernd pikeside served as head of Volkswagen since 2002. Читать полностью -->

GM told about the engines for the new Chevrolet Camaro

GM told about the engines for the new Chevrolet CamaroGeneral Motors reported a range of engines for the new sports coupe, Chevrolet Camaro, according to the network edition Worldcarfans.For the new Camaro will be offered in two petrol engine: 400-horsepower eight-cylinder engine capacity of six litres and a 3.6-liter V6 rated at 270 horsepower. These engines will be equipped with either a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic transmission. Detailed information about the other hardware, and dynamic characteristics of the car yet.Chevrolet Camaro will be available with a body "coupe" and "convertible". The production car will start at the end of the year at the canadian plant brand in Oshawa (Oshawa), and the first commercial samples will arrive in showrooms in a few months later. At GM, we hope to sell about 100 thousand Camaro in the . Читать полностью -->

Peugeot is preparing a rival VW Tiguan

Peugeot is preparing a rival VW TiguanBritish magazine Auto Express has published spy shots of the new crossover Peugeot, which was photographed during testing in cold climates. As expected, the novelty will receive the name of the Peugeot 3008 and will compete with the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan.Crossover Peugeot will build on the platform model 308 and will be equipped with engines that are designed in conjunction with BMW and already installed on the 207 hatchback and compact car Mini. It is assumed that the range of engines will include a 1.6-liter turbo engine power of 150 horsepower, as well as two diesel engines of 1.6 and 2.0 liters. The new Peugeot 3008 will be offered with both front and all-wheel drive. In addition, this car will be available in five - or seven-seat version.According to preliminary information, the world premiere of the Peugeot 3008 crossover will be one of the international motor show at the end of next year. On the European market for such a machine should appear in Читать полностью -->

Porsche will make a small hatchback

Porsche will make a small hatchbackAt the moment the company Porsche is one of the most successful in the automotive industry. The production of cars under this brand is constantly growing, and the future demand for Porsche will be more. At least, the leadership of this company is not going to stop there and is preparing to release new models. So, after a few years the market will be a 4-door Porsche Panamera, mid-size crossover (presumably, it will be called Roxster, and he will stand on the step below Cayenne) and even small hatchback.The last car will compete with such models as the Audi S3 and `charged` versions of the BMW 1-series. It is expected that this car will get horizontal engines with a volume of 2.8 to 3.5 liters, which will give 200-300 HPThe new hatchback Porsche will cost about 45-50 thousand euros. The amount, of course, great, but here it is worth remembering that now on the Russian market BMW 130i sell more than 40 thousand euros.mail.ru02.06.2007. Читать полностью -->

In Australia built rally Mazda2

In Australia built rally Mazda2The Australian division of the company Mazda has announced prepared for participation in the rally version of the Mazda2 five-door hatchback. This new product, called the Mazda2 Extreme, will present at the national auto show, which opened on Friday in Melbourne.According to representatives of Mazda Australia, the motor for this machine is still in the process of developing its capacity is planned to increase by about 20 percent. The rest of the Mazda2 Extreme almost ready for a real racing: it has homologated safety cage, a couple of "buckets" with five-point seat belts, hydraulic "hammer", professional suspension and rally wheels.When will debut rally Mazda2 is not known. It is possible that the creators of the machine will wait for the start of the three-door sales modification of this model, and it will run in serial . . Читать полностью -->

Tuner MTM modified diesel version of the Audi A5 coupe

Tuner MTM modified diesel version of the Audi A5 coupe German tuning company MTM has announced a new program modifications for the diesel-powered versions of the Audi A5 coupe. This sports package mainly affects only technical modernization of the filling of the vehicle, while the appearance A5 has remained virtually unchanged. From the basic version of tuning coupe can only be distinguished through the grille, 'borrowed' from model S5, front bumper body and a different rear bumper.As a result of modifications to the standard power six-cylinder turbodiesel displacement of three liters increased from 240 to 292 horsepower and maximum torque increased by 50 Nm from 500 to 550 Nm. From zero to hundred kilometers per hour tuning Audi A5 coupe is capable of accelerating in 5.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 265 kilometers per hour, which is 15 miles per hour more than the base car.In addition, the tuning package includes installation of upgraded suspension, new exhaust system and a more powerful vosmipolosnoy brakes with 380 mm discs. Also for modified Audi A5 will get branded a 21-inch wheels with tires of a width of 295 . Читать полностью -->

The demand for Lada cars fell by almost two times

The demand for Lada cars fell by almost two timesFor the first five months of 2009, sales of Lada cars has decreased by almost two times by 47 percent. As reported by RIA Novosti on Friday said the President of JSC AVTOVAZ Boris Aleshin.According to the forecasts of Aleshin, just on the Russian market this year will be sold about 1.2 million new cars, so Volzhsky automobile plant is now preparing a new production program for the remainder of the year months. "We will proceed from the forecast by market 1.2 million vehicles. Thus, production can be reduced by about 60 percent", - quotes the words of the President of AVTOVAZ Agency ITAR-TASS. Last year, AVTOVAZ sold approximately 622 thousand cars.Despite falling demand, layoffs at the plant is not yet planned. According to Aleshin, specific decisions will depend on the further development of the crisis in Russia and the situation in the car market of our country.Currently, AVTOVAZ has already started implementing the anti-crisis program to reduce costs, which will be reduced purchasing costs and logistics, and salaries paid to staff. Читать полностью -->

Mazda in 2008, is one of the fastest growing brands in Europe

Mazda in 2008, is one of the fastest growing brands in Europe The most popular model in the line of Zoom-Zoom is a Mazda3. For example, in Russia on this car accounts for about 60% of the sales of the brand.This year, sales of Mazda in Europe has grown significantly thanks to the popularity of the car first and second generation of the signature line of Zoom-Zoom. In July, the European branch of the Mazda sold 27 700 machines, which is 28% higher than last year and is the best indicator for the company for 17 years.If we consider the period from January to July, it is possible to assert with confidence that Mazda is one of the fastest growing in Europe car brands. For 7 months the Japanese company was sold 220 500 cars ( 20% compared with the previous year).In July, the 17 countries of the sale Mazda has increased (see table), with 15 of them sales increased by more than 10%. The main market for Mazda in Europe is still Russia: in July 2008, the popularity of the brand grew by 83%. It is worth noting that for the past 20 months, selling Mazda in Russia is constantly growing.drom.ru19.08.2008. Читать полностью -->

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