Hyundai showed the updated crossover Santa Fe

Hyundai showed the updated crossover Santa FeHyundai has extended the first official pictures of the updated crossover Santa Fe. It is reported by the website The Motor Report.From its predecessor novelty can be distinguished by a different front bumper with more relief punch and deep rectangular sections fog lamps, made of black plastic, modified radiator grille with three horizontal slats and rear view mirrors with integrated repeaters turn signals. Has been whether any changes to the rear and the interior is not yet known.In South Korea the updated Hyundai Santa Fe will be offered with two new four-cylinder turbodiesel capacity of 2.0 and 2.2 liter capacity 184 (392 Nm), and 200 horsepower (436 Nm), respectively.The engines will be equipped with six-speed automatic transmission, which was developed by Hyundai themselves. According to the company, compared to the old five-speed automatic ' box, this transmission 12 pounds lighter, 12 percent improves fuel efficiency, and its structure is used in 62 parts less.Sales of the updated Santa Fe on the South Korean market will commence on 1 July of the current year. In Europe the car will only appear after the premiere at the motor show in Frankfurt, tentatively in December.auto.lenta.ru17.06.2009. . Читать полностью -->

In Russia could conduct an environmental tax on vehicles

In Russia could conduct an environmental tax on vehicles Russian officials, apparently, prepared a new surprise for Russian motorists. According to "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" has generated proposals to the government on the introduction of "environmental tax". Specifically, road tax, which is scheduled to differentiate between "environmental class" cars.Here it is worth Recalling that for the first time about the emergence of ecological class of vehicle it came immediately after the entry into force of the new technical regulations and environmental standards "Euro-2". Then the head of Rosstandart Grigory Elkin said logical continuation of the new requirements will be the appearance in the documents on each car new graphs, which will be information about its compliance with certain environmental class. Then, on the basis of these data, it will be possible to differentiate the tax rate on the machine."If you ride environmentally "dirty" car, you pay a lot of money," said Elkin in his interview to "Rossiyskaya Gazeta". According to him, this practice has long been in many developed countries of the world.However, the head pattern is also noted that the introduction of new taxes is beyond the powers of his Agency, therefore, to comment on the rumors about the upcoming innovation he can't.The ribbon.ru10.06.2006. Читать полностью -->

Geely will produce a car called "KingKong"

Geely will produce a car called The company Geely introduced a completely new model, which received the name of KingKong. This name, however, has two meanings. His letter writing in Chinese means "hardened steel", and in English, apparently, should cause a direct Association with a huge "movie gorilla".Compact sedan Geely was developed by experts of the Chinese company and has a completely original and very expressive body design. Be completed it will be three petrol engines volume of 1.5, 1.6 and 1.8 litre also own designs. The cost of Geely KingKong in China will amount to little more than eight thousand dollars.Meanwhile, it is not known whether this model is sold in foreign markets, such as Europe or the US, where the brand Geely intends to leave within the next two years. In addition, it is possible that KingKong may appear in Russia. Читать полностью -->

The concept Kia Rondo SX is preparing for the premiere of

The concept Kia Rondo SX is preparing for the premiere ofAt the auto show in Chicago, the company Kia introduced the concept of the Rondo SX. While the car certainly know just what it is based on the platform Rondo.However, compared with Rondo at the concept more aggressive appearance: the hood with a wide and low intakes and modified rear with false diffuser between a pair of exhaust pipes. From the current Rondo concept and distinguish five-spoke alloy wheels. The automaker also claims that, among other things, the modification will be subject to suspensionSerial machine Kia Rondo is equipped with a 162-HP 2.4-litrov four-cylinder engine or a 182-horsepower 2.7-liter V6, so you can expect that one of these motors will get the concept, only `pumped` to more power.CarClub.ru01.02.2007. . . Читать полностью -->

Porsche will make a mini-Cayenne

Porsche will make a mini-Cayenne The machine which produces Porsche, anyone once again no need to explain. It is not only sports, but sports utility vehicles, and should soon appear Panamera sedan. Now Porsche intends to fill up the model number of the new mid-size luxury crossover, smaller in size than the Cayenne.The machine should become a competitor to the BMW X3. Many of the components in order to reduce the cost of production - new crossover will share with the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q5, and the platform will be inherited from the Cayenne, including new engines V6 and V8.Most likely, the new mid-size crossover SUV from Porsche will be the best in this segment, but does not lose if so, the Stuttgart company their individuality and exclusivity?CarClub.ru30.03.2007. . . Читать полностью -->

Ford was forced to pay customs duties

Ford was forced to pay customs duties The Federal customs service of Russia (FCS) has accused the Russian plant of Ford, located in Vsevolozhsk, in default of the terms of the investment agreement with the Ministry of economic development, and deprived him of the customs free import of components for vehicle Assembly. As a result of this conflict, the company was forced to stop the pipeline, which resulted in a backlog from the production plan by 1.5 thousand cars. In addition, 16 June - the time when the plant was deprived of the benefits payable Ford before customs officials reached 400 million rubles.Meanwhile, according to representatives of the Russian representative office of the company Ford, any notifications of debt to the Federal customs service they had received. According to them, the plant in Vsevolozhsk at the moment already has the required level of localization of production of 40 percent, which is confirmed by the Russian government quota for duty-free vehicle production from may 18, 2006 under the number "725-R".The problem in this case lies only in the fact that since late may, the customs changed the order confirmation indicator localization. Therefore, the leadership of Ford in Russia decided to pay customs duties until until you have prepared all the necessary documents. After which automobile company intends to return the money spent on the basis of current legislation.Recall that in the framework of the investment agreement between Ford and the Ministry of economic development, American concern obliged by 2007 to increase the level of localization of production up to 50 percent, and in 2006, this figure is expected to reach 40 percent. Читать полностью -->

The concept of the Volkswagen up!" grew up "Space-up!"

The concept of the Volkswagen up!At the Tokyo motor show, Volkswagen presented the second version of the concept up! which has increased in size, received a four-door sedan and was called Space-up!.First up! was presented at the Frankfurt motor show in September this year. Segmentary Space-up! received increased wheelbase (2,56 m), its length is increased to 3 m 68 cm, 23 cm more than the two-door version. In addition, Space-up! was four centimetres higher, and its width is 1 meter 63 centimeters.Inside concept can fit four passengers. The rear seats can easily be transformed from "adults" in "baby" and added, increasing the volume of the Luggage compartment from 220 to 1005 litres. It is likely that later there will be another version with six doors.Inside Space-up! - 8-inch monitor, built into the dashboard, which displays information about the current speed, remaining fuel, mileage and emissions. In the center console mounted 7-inch touchscreen display with three-dimensional graphics - and through him, the driver can control most functions of the vehicle including the navigation, telephone and radio. Читать полностью -->

Japanese cars will switch from gasoline to diesel

Japanese cars will switch from gasoline to dieselHonda will install on the model Accord diesel four-cylinder and engine displacement of 2.2 liters. If this version of the car will be available from millet, Acura also will be equipped with diesel by 2010.Perhaps the next generation RL will get a diesel V6. Most likely, the Japanese car will compete with the Mercedes E-class and BMW five series, writes Autoblog Green.auto.utro.ru09.08.2007. . . . Читать полностью -->

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