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Today presented the family of the Audi S3, the fourth generation, which was disclosed in the March Geneva. New S3 Sportback and S3 Sedan armed with turboservice 2.0 TFSI (310 HP, 400 N•m) seven-step "robot" S tronic, quattro all-wheel drive and S sports suspension. Both spends on acceleration to 100 km/h in 4.8 s. top Speed is limited at around 250 km/h. Anything of a breakthrough in performance there, as of a bygone generation of peddling a hundred in 4.5 and 5.3 s, with 300-310 HP, 380-400 nm.

In January 2020 held a special auction of Barrett-Jackson. It was a record amount sold this car in 49 years of existence is more than $141 million And in this session the organizers have collected a record $7 625 000 for charity. The primary cashier then took two of the car — the first Corvette C8 is released for three million dollars and the first production Lexus LC 500 convertible with a VIN number ending in 100001. Open the car in a unique design Inspiration Series sold for $2 million, made in July of this year, and it finally arrived to its owner.

Chinese company Yudo Auto sixth of August at the conference in Xiamen spoke about his strategy for the next five years. As for the first half of 2020, the company managed to sell about 400 cars, it's time for massive changes. CEO Lin Mi said that the current model Yudo π1 and π3 at the end of August will appear in the updated form. Price range is between 100,000 and 150,000 yuan (of 1.05–1.58 million rubles) will be saved. For future electric cars are being developed "intelligent modular platform of the new generation", and her firstborn will be presented at the beginning of 2021-th.

The Company Lotus Cars opens the centre of excellence in Wellesborne, on the campus of the University of Warwick (his second after the main campus, in Coventry). The new center is a joint project of Lotus and the technology and engineering Department of the University, WMG (formerly Warwick Manufacturing Group). The British call WMG world leader in the field of intermediation between academic research and industry. It is not surprising that the task of the centre is called the development of technologies for future projects Lotus, environmentally advanced, low-carbon.

Nebulus Audi RS7 — a rather unusual job against other tuning projects. In creating the car took part of the Austrian Atelier BlackBox-Richter specializing in vinyl wall car. The ornament on the back of a hatchback was designed by an artist, Hyo Lemke from the German Studio EightEleven Design, and the name Nebulus shared the same name brand clothing and shoes. However, we are more interested in technical stuff modified RS7, which were answered by the specialists of the company HGP Turbo Retrofitting, located in the German town of Ohmden.

The Current sedan Lexus ES is available from August 2018, and the planned restyling lies ahead. However, the model designed for the Japanese market, it's a little refreshed. In the land of the rising sun sold only hybrid ES, and the most significant change will be for the battery. Now, instead of Nickel-metal hydride unit is installed lithium-ion batteries than in the 21st century is no surprise. This sedan Lexus ES 300h has improved efficiency. On the Japanese cycle WLTC on average, the updated car is able to travel at 22.3 km on a single liter of fuel instead of 20.6.

Cadillac Lyriq is still in the status of the show car, but as they say representatives of General Motors in dealing with the American press, vehicle serial 80-85%. It is built on a new modular platform of the concern, which will be used for the other electric models. In the superstructure of the bodywork integrated flat lithium-Nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide battery with a capacity of 100 kWh, where the use of rare earth cobalt is reduced by 70% in comparison with the batteries on other models of GM. Also a block of cells has allowed to lower the center of gravity and provided the weight distribution 50/50. And with this Lyriq battery can drive more than 300 miles (482 km).

Bentley was involved in a three-year research project OCTOPUS, whose name translates as "octopus", but as an abbreviation, has a long explanation: Optimised Components, Test and simulatiOn toolkits for Powertrains which integrate Ultra high-speed motor Solutions. This means that is being developed and tested electric propulsion with ultra-fast motors integrated into the drive axle. Under the "optimized components" means parts and materials that can replace rare earth permanent magnets and copper winding.

Among premium mid-size crossover Lexus RX is the clear leader. The closest rival, the BMW X3, sold by a third worse. Meanwhile, among the nearly ten thousand sold in 2019, "Erikson" hide and 162 of the elongated instantiated version of the RX 350L. Length of five meters, three rows of seats, only the rich picking ― and competition already in the segment of large crossovers. But the seven-seat Lexus is the worst for sales. To determine the causes of failure as a reference we took the Volvo XC90, similar in size and price. And with a diesel engine D5 that Lexus is not in principle.

In the family of Jeep Gladiator pickup truck already there are seven different modifications, which differ in external performance, interior, technology and equipment. As for the model 2021 model year will soon offer two more special version. The first will be called the Willys, as in the case of the same modification of the Jeep Wrangler. The second will be dedicated to the anniversary of Jeep, and will call its 80th Anniversary. Officially they do not say anything, but the relevant information from the dealer brochure got on a forum dedicated to Gladiators.

Submitted in 2017 subcompact crossover Kia Stonic waited for the updates. However, this is not restyling. The appearance as a whole is preserved, not counting the fresh pattern running lights in the headlamps and adding a range of new wheels. But in the technical part of the changes. Home — the introduction of 48-volt hybrid system moderate EcoDynamics+. In the family of KIA models such installation may be constructed, for example, around 1.6 CRDi turbo diesel or newer petrol Turbotronic 1.0 T-GDI Smartstream. In the case of the Stonik used as a last option.

Infiniti Brand today announced that the world premiere of the model QX55 will be held on 11 November at 17:55 on "Pacific time" PST (Moscow time 12th at five in the morning). Online presentation will be held in "social media", while the live broadcast will lead the website InfinitiNews.com. The debut will mark the "return of the brand in the segment of luxury crossover coupe created almost two decades ago." Design beginner called "provocative" and "inspired by the iconic Infiniti FX", and technology is just "innovative".

Updated Honda Odyssey minivan has just gone on sale in the U.S. market. A large and practical car with a modified appearance, retouched interior and the same motor 3.5 V6 (284 HP, 355 N•m) available at a price of $31 790 (2.3 million). But the owners of the previous Odissei 2018-2020 year will have soon to call on the service. They also will join those who have purchased the Passport and Pilot crossovers and 2019-2021 2019-2020 model years, respectively. Only revocable campaign involved more than 600 thousand cars for a variety of reasons.

Recently, the Automobile dealership Council. Yes, in the context of the pandemic in Tokyo dared to spend, albeit modest, auto show. It is possible to see many classic cars, including models from Alpine, Iso, Ferrari and Porsche, or to watch the premiere of sports car McLaren 620R, which will be released edition of just 350 pieces. But cars were simpler. For example, Mazda put the crossover MX-30. But this is not the electric car, which stood on the conveyor of a Japanese plant in may 2020. Put on a show SUV turned out to be a moderate hybrid.

That Nissan is working to expand the range of electric cars, is no secret. However, curious how this strategy can impact on the well-known models. Predicted changes in the lives of the sedan Nissan Maxima. Chief operating officer of Nissan Ashwani Gupta in an interview with Automotive News said that range of vehicles for the United States are waiting for a very major upgrade in the coming years. Edition, which gathered all the information about the models, said: in the second half of 2022 Maxim can replace the all-electric sedan, created on motives of concept Nissan IMs. It is unclear, do give the beginner the name Maxima, but I guess in life chetyrehdverki, leading its history since 1980, will be made a radical turn.