Renault wants to become a co-owner of "AVTOVAZ"

Renault wants to become a co-owner of Renault is interested not only in providing the Volga automobile plant platform to release new cars, but wants to become one of the owners of AVTOVAZ, bought a 20 percent stake in the company. This is with reference to sources close to the Board of AVTOVAZ, according to the newspaper "Vedomosti".Commenting on this information, the representatives of the French company claim that the delegation of Renault now is really in Togliatti at the invitation of the Volga automobile plant, but only to study the possibilities of technical cooperation between the two brands. The press-Secretary of the Board of Directors of AVTOVAZ Ivan Skrynnik, adds that the Russian company is interesting, first of all, the Renault experience in production management and the use of new technologies.Recall that earlier, the management of the Volga automobile plant announced its intention to 2020 to put on the conveyor 12 new models, some of which are scheduled to be released on the basis of a foreign platform. Then the management company as a potential partner AVTOVAZ called Renault, Fiat and DaimlerChrysler.In addition, some analysts remind that the negotiations about a possible sale of a stake in AVTOVAZ Renault was conducted during the time when the company was headed by Vladimir Kadannikov. The new leadership, in their opinion, first of all, there is no clear strategy for the development of production, and secondly, there is no desire to work closely with Western . Читать полностью -->

Very soon there will be the concept Bandit Suzuki Grand Vitara

Very soon there will be the concept Bandit Suzuki Grand VitaraThe Dutch branch of the company Suzuki has prepared a very serious concept Grand Vitara Bandit. It will show at the international motor show AutoRAI in Amsterdam. The event opens tomorrow and runs until 4 April.From the original SUV Bandit differs massive bumper and a bumper guard, additional headlights on the front edge of the roof. New, designed for 7 passengers, wider than the standard model 30 seeThe interior is also a little change in the concept appeared seats, white leather and a DVD player. And on the roof of the Grand Vitara Bandit installed sneakers - apparently to emphasize hooligan style concept.Рђutonews29.03.2007. . Читать полностью -->

In Detroit premiere of the Infiniti QX SUV 2008

In Detroit premiere of the Infiniti QX SUV 2008 At the motor show was the premiere of the Infiniti QX SUV stilnovo series 2008. The new QX will go on sale on the American market in April of this year. Externally the new QX was slightly higher, bought new fog lights, new rack for the roof, standard 20-inch chrome wheels are aluminum alloy, two new exterior colors - Lakeshore Slate and Serengeti Sand. Under the hood the new QX received a 5.6-liter V8 DOHC power 320 HPautoserver.ru12.01.2007. . . Читать полностью -->

In Geneva will show a hybrid concept of local production

In Geneva will show a hybrid concept of local productionSwiss company Mindset will present a hybrid concept MIT E-Motion at the Geneva motor show, which opens on March 2, according to the magazine "Auto Motor und Sport.The car's appearance was founded by a former Volkswagen designer Murat Gunak (Murat Guenak). Key features of the exterior are opening up the side of the door, a long bonnet and sharply going up the windshield. Despite the futuristic appearance of the MIT E-Motion design has brought a piece of history in the form of headlights that resemble the head optics sports cars 1950-60-ies.The basis of the concept - space aluminum frame, to which are attached the plastic body panels. This design allowed us to achieve a low weight of 4.2-metre vehicle - 800 pounds, and install a hybrid powerplant smaller than modern serial "hybrids". It consists of a compact electric motor, internal combustion engine and a lithium-ion battery. Without charging the car can travel up to 100 kilometers.When the battery runs out, the concept is driven by a small gasoline engine with a capacity of only 24 horsepower. Читать полностью -->

SUVs have not passed the strength test

SUVs have not passed the strength test The American Insurance Institute for highway safety (IIHS) conducted crash tests of the six SUVs, to check the reliability of their security systems. The worst results showed Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevrolet TrailBlazer, despite the fact that both are equipped with side airbags. IIHS tested the machine on frontal and side impact. Test frontal impact at speeds of 65 km/h withstood all vehicles except TrailBlazer.When checking for a side collision at a speed of 50 km/h it was found that the Nissan Pathfinder and Xterra can protect the driver and passengers only if an optional side airbags. Without them, these SUVs barely satisfy the security requirements. According to the statement, the senior Vice Chairman of the Institute, the tests have disproved the idea that SUVs are more reliable than other types of cars. Читать полностью -->

Honda has introduced a new 1.8-liter engine for the Civic

Honda has introduced a new 1.8-liter engine for the Civic Honda told about the new 1.8-liter engine designed specifically for next generation popular model Civic, which will release in the fall. This four-cylinder petrol engine with 16 valves. It is equipped with a system time change of the opening and closing of the valves inlet valves i-VTEC. The engine produces 140 HP at 6300 rpm and produces 174 Nm of torque at 4300 rpm At the same time, according to Honda, the efficiency of the new engine compared with engines of 1.5 l //World Car Fans07.07.2005. . . Читать полностью -->

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 . 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 -->

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