The new Toyota Prius will be more conservative

The new Toyota Prius will be more conservative Next year sedan Toyota Prius will be the redesign. As the press service of the company, the best selling hybrid in the world will get a new design and improved dynamic performance. Finally with the design of the new Prius, the company is still undecided. Engineers select from three different directions. As expected, eventually Prius will have a conservative appearance, similar to the features of the Hybrid concept X, which was presented at the Geneva motor show this year.Toyota had previously announced its intention to reduce the cost of hybrid models and to improve their quality and safety. It is expected that the Prius 2009 model year will be more economical than the current generation. Читать полностью -->

BMW announced the Russian prices for the X6 crossover

BMW announced the Russian prices for the X6 crossover BMW Group Russia has announced prices for the new model X6, which will go on sale in June.The basic version of the BMW X6 xDrive35i with in-line 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine with dual power 306 horsepower will cost buyers in 2.516.400 rubles, not including optional equipment.Diesel X6 xDrive30d produces 235 horsepower will cost a bit more - 2.606.400 rubles. The most expensive will be the BMW X6 xDrive50i with a powerful 407-horsepower V8 engine displacement 4.4 liters with dual turbochargers. Its starting price will be 3.164.400 rubles.All models, regardless of engine, equipped with six-speed automatic transmission, the control system iDrive, 19-inch alloy wheels and Runflat tires. The standard is also bi-xenon headlights, fog lights, headlight washers, high pressure, rain & light sensor, seats, partial electric adjustment, fixing ISOFIX, radio BMW Professional, and color monitor on-Board computer, 6.5 in..The top version of the BMW X6 comes with automatic level control body and adaptive cruise control. The xDrive50i exterior features chrome grille and dual pipe exhaust system with chrome tips rectangular shape. In the basic equipment includes two-zone climate control and wood trim.auto.lenta.ru28.03.2008. Читать полностью -->

420-horsepower Lexus is-F will appear in Europe in March 2008

420-horsepower Lexus is-F will appear in Europe in March 2008 European sales of the sports and the "hot" car Lexus is sedan IS-F will start next spring. According to the publication Auto Motor und Sport, such a machine will be in Germany in March. For comparison, the Japanese market sales of the Lexus is-F will start in a month and a half. But in America the first 50 copies of this model will be sold at a price of 68 thousand dollars at the end of the year through elite Christmas catalogue Neiman Marcus.Is-F was the first "charged" sedan Lexus - he is equipped with a 423-strong petrol "eight", the maximum torque which is 505 Nm, and the eight-speed automatic transmission Sport Direct Shift. From zero to hundred kilometers per hour, this sedan can accelerate 4.8 seconds, to 200 for 15 seconds, and its maximum speed will be limited to 270 or 250 kilometers per hour, depending on the market.In addition, Lexus is-F will also receive upgraded chassis with a larger gauge, aggressive bodykit body, powerful brakes and Brembo own version of stability control system VDIM.European prices for the sedan yet to be announced.auto.lenta.ru16.10.2007. . Читать полностью -->

Nissan will produce in Mexico inexpensive and compact cars - the

Nissan will produce in Mexico inexpensive and compact cars - theThe Japanese company will spend $45 million on upgrading its plant in Mexico. There will be releasing an affordable and compact car with a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The details about this machine Pokka are not reported. It is expected that the new product will compete in the U.S. with the Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio and Honda Fit. //Edmunds20.07.2005. Читать полностью -->

The head of KAMAZ was invited to lead a Volga car - Hire

The head of KAMAZ was invited to lead a Volga car - HireSergey Kogogin, currently holding the post of head of the KAMAZ factory, in the near future may lead AVTOVAZ. With such a proposal, according to the newspaper "Vedomosti", addressed him personally, General Director of FSUE "Rosoboronexport" Sergey Chemezov. However, experts believe that too is unlikely to agree to take responsibility for the output of the largest Russian automobile out of the crisis.Recall that on 5 October at the extraordinary meeting of shareholders of AVTOVAZ was decided to transfer the functions of the General Director of the company newly established management company "Corporate centre "AVTOVAZ". To lead this structure was the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Volga automobile plant Vladimir Artyakov. But his chair was to take the General Director of FSUE "Rosoboronexport" Sergey Chemezov.But, according to experts, Chemezov more readily would have retained the status of an ordinary member of the Board of Directors, and Artyakov would have preferred to retain the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors. So now Rosoboronexport forced to seek a new candidate for the post of General Director of the management company.Sergey Kogoghin, according to experts, is one of the best candidates for this position. Читать полностью -->

Began production of Toyota Corolla in China

Began production of Toyota Corolla in China Toyota Motor Corp together with the Chinese branch of FAW Toyota Motor Co announced the start of production worldwide popular Corolla sedan. At the ceremony of the start line, which was held at the factory in Tianjin (Tianjin), was attended by 630 people. Among the honored guests were the President of FAW, President of Toyota Motor, the representatives of the governments of Japan and China, as well as dealers.The plant, which will produce Toyota Corolla, equipped with the latest production lines. In total it was spent 3.6 billion yuan. Serve enterprise 1 700 skilled employees.Every year it is planned to produce about 200 000 cars. Their sale will do 250 dealers across the country.Japancar29.05.2007. Читать полностью -->

VW Golf GTI `unmanned` slalom

VW Golf GTI `unmanned` slalomVolkswagen now holds the unusual tests involving standard Golf GTI with four-cylinder turbo engine power: 200 HPLooking at the car, deftly and with a good speed running slalom around a set chain of cones, it is difficult, almost impossible to believe that driving is no one there.`Piloting` experimental vehicle a fast computer, obeying the program, developed by specialists of the University of Hamburg. Information about the situation around Golf and the obstacles in his way to deliver laser sensors, integrated in the radiator grille.Creating machine, researchers from VW and the University has used the experience gained in experiments with `unmanned` Touareg. As reported on our website, SUV without crew won last year's 200-mile race through the Nevada desert in the US, conducted by the Ministry of defence in this country.Of course, smartly round the cones does not mean the readiness of the control system of the vehicle to the normal traffic with many cars and people. Researchers do not flatter yourself about close prospects to refuse driver - too many factors you need to consider the sensors and the computer to provide at least part of the driving skills of the person. According to experimentary, the solution will take 10 to 20 years. While driverless car is still controlled by the driver as a test - if necessary, you only need to touch the steering wheel or pedals, so that automation is turned off.Source avtorinok.ru05.07.2006. Читать полностью -->

The Ministry of industry and trade has announced the list of preferential cars

The Ministry of industry and trade has announced the list of preferential cars The Ministry of industry and trade reported that he had signed the order setting out the list of vehicles which, if purchased at preferential loans to banks will be provided with subsidies from the Federal budget. The order prepared in accordance with the decree of the government of the Russian Federation dated 9 February 2009 ? 139-R. To subsidize the drop-down expenses credit institutions from the Federal budget will be allocated 2 billion. Earlier they were talking about subsidizing cars made in Russia, costing up to 350 thousand rubles. However, officials refused this framework, taking into account the predictions that rates during the year will continue to grow. Thus, the Ministry has established a list of specific models, many of which still fits in the amount of up to 350 thousand rubles. Читать полностью -->

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