Ford offers the Chinese to buy Volvo

Ford offers the Chinese to buy VolvoRepresentative Ford has confirmed the fact of negotiations with the Chinese company Geely Automobile on the opportunity to sell the Swedish automaker Volvo. While the report says that, in addition to Geely there are other bidders for the company. The Chinese side from the comments abstained.Recall that the first information about the negotiations appeared at the beginning of February 2009, but then nobody confirmed.carpark.ru27.03.2009. . . . Читать полностью -->

New Lexus LX 570 will show in April

New Lexus LX 570 will show in April At the auto show in new York in April, Lexus will introduce a brand new SUV LX 570, which will replace the current model LX 470.The model index of the third-generation LX 570 clearly indicates a new V8 engine capacity of 5.7 liters, which will replace the current 4.7-liter 268-horsepower engine. This power unit will be the largest in the line Lexus, surpassing even the 5-liter V8 engine with 400 HP, which is equipped with the IS-F. However, it is unlikely that the capacity of the LX 570 will reach impressive 400 HP, most likely it will be around 350 HPCarClub.ru14.03.2007. . . . Читать полностью -->

Ford S-Max was the European Car of the year 2007" - the

Ford S-Max was the European Car of the year 2007The title of European Car of the year 2007" got a new compact MPV Ford S-Max. According to the organizers of the competition, this car scored only two points more than the other contender for the prestigious award - hatchback Opel Corsa last generation. The winner received 235 points, and Corsa - 233 points.Upon results of voting of the jury, which included 58 automotive journalists from 41 countries, third place went to another compact MPV Citroen C4 Picasso, which won a total of 222 points. The fourth is for Skoda Roomster (189 points) and fifth - stylish hatchback Honda Civic (148 points).Completing the group of finalists for the new Peugeot 207 (144 points), Volvo C30 (141 points) and Fiat Grande Punto (138 points).Recall that the competition "car of the year" takes place in Europe since 1964. The winner in 2006 was the model of Renault . Читать полностью -->

Sales machines "AVTOVAZ" will Alexander Nestorovski

Sales machines Head of sales of JSC "Motor trading company (ATC) - structure, which will now be responsible for sales of all products of the factory, appointed Alexander Nestorovski. This publication reports "Kommersant" with reference to its sources in the enterprise. However it is not clear whether Nestorovski be responsible for all sales of Lada cars or in his charge will supply only the domestic market.Meanwhile, according to many dealers, Nestorovski and so will occupy the second position in ATC - he will work closely with dealers of AVTOVAZ and will be able to influence the allocation of quotas. Experts also believe that he, apparently, engaged in the reform of the distribution system of the Volga automobile plant. Recall that the idea of the new structure of sales is to create a regional wholesaler of AVTOVAZ, in which local dealers will buy cars.Note also that Nestorovski in the early 90-ies of the last century held in the company the first reform of the distribution system. He offered to ship some cars independent dealers and part - dependent enterprises management of regional supplies that exist now. Читать полностью -->

Toyota will revive the legendary Supra

Toyota will revive the legendary Supra If you are a fan of Toyota, it is likely that either drive or dream to ride in a Supra. Despite the fact that the model is not available since 2002, it continues to be a favorite among sports Toyota's for sure.From the same 2002 in fan-circulate rumors about the new generation of cars. Six months ago the discussion was particularly active in the media has reported that Toyota together with Subaru develop affordable rear-wheel drive car - isn't that Supra?However, in Japan, it seems, other plans for the legendary model. According to some reports, Supra will return in 2011, but it will not be shared with Subaru development, and platform hybrid concept FT-HS.The conceptual novelty was shown in 2007, however, Toyota said then that a hybrid car is not in her immediate plans.Be that as it may, the plans seem to have changed. According to some, this decision of the new head of the company - Akio Toyoda a big fan of Motorsport.As expected, the novelty will receive a 3.5-liter V6 from the model GS450H and system of the hybrid drive JDM Crown Hybrid - all together will produce more than 400 HP, However, the new Supra can get and conventional gasoline engine is probably the same V6 3.5 . Читать полностью -->

Russian automakers want to release old cars - the

Russian automakers want to release old cars - theIn spite of the decision in 2005 the decision of the RF Government on the transition of the Russian automobile plants in 2008 on the production of cars meet environmental standards `Euro 3`, many of them do not want to lose the market of cheap domestic cars. According to the newspaper `Vedomosti`, managers `IZH-Auto` and `KAMAZ` wrote to the Minister of industry and energy Viktor Khristenko letter with a request to allocate quotas on the production of cars `Euro 2` to 2009-2010.Quotas should apply to budget cars like VAZ 2104 collect IZH-Auto, and the `classics` of AVTOVAZ. Representatives of foreign manufacturers in private conversations called this letter taking unfair competition, and in turn said that will stick to the previously adopted decisions.carpark.ru26.10.2007. . . . Читать полностью -->

In 2009, Mazda will get a new turbo

In 2009, Mazda will get a new turbo From next year, Mazda is planning to equip their cars sold in the European market, a new 2.2-liter diesel engine and an automatic stop and start the motor. This is stated in the official message of the brand.Diesel engine displacement of 2.2 liters and output of 185 horsepower (400 Nm) is expected to replace the two-liter unit, which in the European market is set on the Mazda3, Mazda5 and Mazda6. According to representatives of the Japanese brand, fuel economy and emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new motor, despite the increased volume and capacity is on par with its predecessor. It is also assumed that such an engine will be installed on other models of the company, for example, CX-7. However, official confirmation of this information yet.Automatic stopping and starting of the motor, called SISS, able to "turn off" the engine, when after stopping the car for a long time not moving, for example at traffic lights or in a traffic jam, and then, as soon as the driver touches the gas pedal to start it again. In Mazda note that the restart of the unit will be carried out in just 0.35 seconds.Such a system will appear on the brand's models (which is not known) in Europe and Japan since the first half of Читать полностью -->

Small sedan Honda will make it to Europe

Small sedan Honda will make it to Europe Honda has officially announced that the new satanic In-class Honda City, built on the model of Jazz and originally intended for Asia, will be sold in Europe. As they say in the press release of the Japanese brand, the European debut of the car will be held in October at the auto show in Istanbul, and sales will start in January 2009.Honda City has "Jazz" is not only a common platform, but features the same 1.4-liter engine capacity of 100 horsepower. Version of the sedan with a manual transmission can accelerate to a hundred kilometers per hour, per of 11.8 seconds, and the version with the "machine" because of 14.7 seconds.Despite the technical identity in the form of City and Jazz there is no common parts - unlike "slicked" hatchback, the new sedan has received quite aggressive body design with many sharp lines. He looks like the new Accord and the American version of the Honda Civic. In addition, the sedan a different interior with simple equipment and simple center console.The exact list of European countries, which will begin selling a Honda City, has not yet been announced. Not known yet and the prices for this satanic - all of this information will be announced in late Читать полностью -->

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