Lexus promises new hybrids

Lexus promises new hybrids Following the hybrid version of the Lexus SUV in the next two years is going to bring to the European market several hybrids. In 2006 appears GS450h sedan. The V6 engine displacement 3.5 l, and a powerful electric motor developing a total power 300 HP In 2007, Lexus promises a hybrid version of the flagship LS c a V8 engine and four-wheel drive transmission. //Auto, Motor und Sport28.06.2005. . . Читать полностью -->

The Renault Laguna coupe will soon appear on sale

The Renault Laguna coupe will soon appear on sale Coupe, based on the Renault Laguna, will be on sale in October 2008.The new product will be available with engines from 170 to 235 HPThe range of prices for Renault Laguna Coupe - 31 900 to 47 300 euros.avto.ru22.09.2008. . . . . . Читать полностью -->

Jaguar will make XKR coupe is more powerful

Jaguar will make XKR coupe is more powerfulIn early July this year in the framework of the international Festival of speed in Goodwood Jaguar plans to introduce a special modification XKR coupe, which will be called Goodwood Special. It is reported by the British online newspaper PistonHeads with reference to the statement by the chief engineer of the brand Jaguar's Mike Cross.According to him, the novelty will be painted in a bright green color, and will also receive grille, air vents on the bonnet, trim headlights and Windows, and mirrors made in "glossy graphite" color. In addition, the engine compartment will be modernized version of the 510-horsepower five-liter V8 engine, equipped with a mechanical supercharger. Cross noted that the power of the engine of the Jaguar XKR special will increase, but the exact number and dynamic characteristics refused.Whether this machine is exclusively show car, or after some time she appears in the series - not . . Читать полностью -->

Nissan is preparing an open-source version of the Murano crossover

Nissan is preparing an open-source version of the Murano crossover It is expected that the novelty will receive a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 265 HPInitially, the initiative to develop a crossover open-top captured Audi showed last year at the International auto show in Los Angeles, the concept of the Audi Cross Cabriolet Quattro. And now they rushed the Nissan.According to unconfirmed information, the Japanese are preparing an open version of the car, which will be built on the basis of the Murano crossover. Most likely, the folding top is soft, as it is easier to design, and also takes much less space.It is expected that the novelty will receive a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 265 HP and a choice will be available as a four-wheel version, and modification leading from the front axle. Price Nissan Murano Convertible at the North American market will be around $40 thousand.carclub.ru16.08.2008. . . Читать полностью -->

The head of the Russian Volkswagen may leave his post - Hire

The head of the Russian Volkswagen may leave his post - HireThe head of the Russian division of Volkswagen (Volkswagen group Rus") Oscar Akhmedov may to the end of the year to leave his post, the newspaper "Kommersant" citing "several participants in the market".Akhmedov - only Russian, managing the office of a major automaker in the country. The leaders of the Russian subsidiaries of the other car companies are foreigners. Akhmedov was appointed to his post, once headed by Audi brand consistently been the leader in its segment in sales growth. It was expected that Akhmedov will also effectively increase the popularity of the brands Volkswagen and Skoda in anticipation of the opening near Kaluga Assembly plant VW.According to "Kommersant", Akhmedov himself decided to withdraw from Volkswagen. And this is due to the fact that he was unable to convince automakers to reduce the retail price of the machine. About the care Manager will likely be announced in December this year. Читать полностью -->

Citroen dealt with a million C3

Citroen dealt with a million C3 Citroen has sold the first million C3 and moved to the second. This model appeared on the market in March 2002. Five-door hatchback became a best seller in the compact car segment in 2004 in Western Europe were sold 267.000 C3.The reason for this most likely was a combination of spacious salon with good technical characteristics. The French company produces C3 versions C3 Pluriel, C3 VTR and C3 XTR. In addition, concern about the environment, the manufacturer has released the C3 Stop&Start and C3 Gaz Naturel natural gas.Collect Citroen C3 plants in Alna (suburb of Paris), in Madrid (Spain) and Porto Real (Brazil).23.07.2005. . Читать полностью -->

As in Russia, stealing cars?

As in Russia, stealing cars?In June 1896 the first car in Russia was presented to Nicholas II at the Nizhny Novgorod fair, after which the car was stolen. This is the first but certainly not the last case of car theft. What is happening now with auto theft in the world and Russia does not give the correct definition.Steal any carThe most common way of penetration into the machine - turning door locks and ignition locks. Use duplicate keys: if the owner of the car somewhere left your key, a duplicate can be done in just a couple of minutes. In principle, if you really want, you can steal any car. Until the release of the owner from his car.Who steals a car?In Moscow there is a specialized professional groups that have five or six tanks, garages, where stolen cars. Читать полностью -->

The Nissan problems with vans and trucks

The Nissan problems with vans and trucks The second-largest Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. announced a recall on the local market of their vans and trucks. However, as stated by the official representative of Nissan Mihoko Takeda, some of the revoked vehicles could be sold outside Japan, according to (C) Associated Press.2 166 thousand vans model Civilian collected in the period from 6 September 2004. on 28 August 2006. Must go hunt campaign check `loose bolts in the frame of the machine`. In addition, the revocation shall be 112 minibus Journey, released under the Isuzu brand. Читать полностью -->

Ford comes with a 10% drop

Ford comes with a 10% drop Last November, for the American Corporation Ford was marked minus. In the US the dealers managed to sell only 182.259 car, which is 10% less than the same period last year.It is worth noting that "the automobile" sale of the Corporation decreased by only 3%, but sales of SUVs fell by 17%. Sale cat (Jaguar) which also belong to the Ford fell by more than 1/3 (35.2%). Land Rover has lost 7.6% compared to last 2005, but sales of the Swedish Volvo, 14.3 percent growth pleased with the direction of the Ford.oneauto.ru04.12.2006. . . Читать полностью -->

In Moscow the festival of minatomirai

In Moscow the festival of minatomirai In Moscow's Poklonnaya Gora is an international festival of urban compact cars, Mini-Car 2006". For the first time, this event was held in the capital in 2005. The initiator of the event was the Metropolitan government.According to city officials, compact city cars could partially relieve the Moscow streets. If the length of each car in the capital will be reduced by 30 inches, this will allow you to release at least 150 kilometers of roadway, say the organizers of the festival.Under small cars the Moscow authorities understand the model belonging to the European segments a and B. Among the products of the domestic auto industry such machines are "Oka" and Lada Kalina - both models in various configurations presented at the festival. In addition, AVTOVAZ brought on Poklonnaya hill project Oka", which will probably be released on the ZIL, and the electric car "Rickshaw".Also on festivals presents city cars of Chevrolet, Deawoo, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Opel and other brands. Читать полностью -->

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