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Model, which appears in the production plan alpha as C UV, was not only the first compact crossover of the brand, but its first plug-in hybrid. The name is taken from the Tonale mountain pass Passo del Tonale in the Alps, which is adjacent to the Stelvio pass. If you believe the roadmap, the machine will be the only serial in 2022. However, the schedule was imposed under the late Sergio Marchionne, and the new FCA chief Mike Manley optimizes processes. Anyway, the technical characteristics of the Tonale, the Italians do not indulge, even silent.

Concept Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer got the hybrid powertrain from the modification of Outlander PHEV: with 2.4 petrol engine and pair of electric motors. Stated that this system "allows you to place three rows of seats" and "meets innovative crossover next generation." Therefore, Engelberg, and its predecessor GT-PHEV still talk about the "fourth" Outlander, not the SUV on the bottom step. Residues of doubt could dispel the dimensions of the machine, but they are not made public... Meanwhile, the design of the show car is characterized by a capacious term Mitsubishiness. Mitsubischi!

In 2018, KIA has sold worldwide 2 812 200 vehicles (+2.4 percent), while Russia has sold 227 578 units (+25%). Therefore, free money from the Korean brand is, in the scandals she's not involved, the design team "hoof beats" — why not experiment? The concept of Imagine by Kia does not have a serial perspective, is that individual decisions will find some use. Vice President of design Gregory Guillaume along with the subjects considered the electric car of the future "only from an emotional point of view." It turned out specific to C-segment, a cross between a family sedan with a crossover.

The Japanese outsmarted all: it was expected the second generation of the Mazda CX-3, it turned out a new model Mazda CX-30. The CD is in Europe the gap between crossover CX-3 and CX-5. Should be taken as the second (after new "doll") auto next generation. Kodo design language is now "more Mature", that is due to the minimalism and purity of style Mazda CX-30 "is aimed at raising the prestige". If not for the considerable difference in size, could be taken "thirty" for raised hatch Mazda 3, besides the interiors are the same.

Made its Debut in Geneva the universal Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake the Germans described as "a sports car with a trunk." The sport will be here to answer, for example, the top 2.0 turbo 225 HP and 350 N•m (talking about simple lineup, the AMG version will come later). For sports and low center of gravity, and rear mnogoryichazhka "evolutionary" platform MFA2 underlying last generation A-class and its closest relatives. Well the trunk for a car with such a sleek profile and littered with the rear window really is good: there is 505 litres, ten more than its predecessor.

Fabrizio Giugiaro, who worked on the Kangaroo with his father, is in awe of the concept: "Like a kangaroo it lifted biases and jumps from one landscape to another, and quickly, very quickly!" Obviously, the so-called hypermassive (Hyper-SUV) is a development of ideas / coupe-SUV Parcour sample 2013. Only got petrol 5.2 V10 (550 HP, 540 N•m), while freshman two electric motors with total capacity of 360 kW (490 HP, 680 N•m) and a battery capacity of 90 kWh. Kangaroo jumps to a hundred in 3.8 s, top speed limited at around 250 km/h range — 450 km at an unnamed cycle.

Engelberg ski resort in Switzerland, unexpectedly gave the name to the new prototype from Mitsubishi, which debuts fifth day of March in Geneva. A compliment to the owners-the Swiss? The company says it's "Alpine town with a history of athletic success," while major sporting events are taking place, except those of tug of war. However, the "three diamonds" clearly hinted: Engelberg Tourer — electric car. Outwardly he reminded the other "tourist" concept-crossover — Ground-Tourer-PHEV, shown in 2016 at the Paris auto show.

In Russia the segment of compact minivans and shrank to the minimum. And in Europe it is still somehow afloat. A pair of Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic, for example, last year found in the Old world 90 680 buyers. It is far from the achievements of past generations (sometimes it reached 300 thousand per year), but still a respectable figure to justify the upgrade. Yesterday, Renault announced about the appearance of this pair new combination units: it is a diesel 1.7 dCi 120 Blue and Blue dCi 150 in combination with a six-speed "robot" EDC dual clutch.

"charged" diesel crossover Audi SQ5 TFSI "turborestore" 3.0 354 HP and 500 N•m appeared diesel kinsman named the Audi SQ5 TDI. Powerplant it is quite remarkable: diesel 3.0 V6 TDI equipped with an electric compressor, and in addition a 48-volt system type mild hybrid. The impact reaches 347 HP and 700 N•m (at 2500-3100 rpm). This is enough to spurt from a place to hundred in 5.1 with (firm gently said to "highway speed") is even less than the petrol-powered twin (5.4 s). Maximum speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h. fuel Consumption in the NEDC is equal to 6.6–6.8 l/100 km.

Aggressive powerful electric car is perhaps the last thing we expect from KIA. And it's not clear where legs grow which model involves a new concept, not from the moon have fallen. Guessing a bit, most likely the versions no. Trivial option: Brenda little crossovers Xceed and Tusker, so here's another one. Exotic: the Koreans have built the same truck. British: sport coupe in front of us, perhaps, akin to the Stinger, Vice President KIA design Gregory Guillaume, he is still the prompter: "When you drive this car, you hair stand on end".

From a marketing point of view to compare products in different price categories is impractical. And it is quite pointless if one of them is on the territory of Russia is not officially sold. But who cares about marketing? We threw in the snow motley crew SUV for fun. See who on going away over the snow: Jeep Wrangler, UAZ Patriot or Toyota Land Cruiser 70. To pay tribute to the classics, which can be in varying degrees, to refer all participants with a frame chassis and low range in razdatki. Push in the suburban career three off-road school. Meet, as they say, the American, Japanese, and Russian...

Is About to release a factory "methane" version Largus named Lada Largus AVTOVAZ CNG was conceived back in 2015, and now this modification got on the conveyor. The company reports that the minimum price of the newcomer is 728 300 rubles taking into account discounts under the state program Ecogas (from Vesta CNG, this subsidy — 140 000). And it will be a van picking Norma Comfort package (heated front seats, air conditioning, two airbags, audio system, fog). The usual van in the same configuration with a 106-horsepower engine is 655 800.

Peugeot Chief designer Gilles Vidal and his head Imparato published in social networks pictures-teasers with the hashtag #UnboringTheFuture, thereby urging to dispel the boredom in the future. Obviously, functionaries warm up the audience for the premiere in Geneva, although the name of the boring model is silent. "On the way something hot," wrote Vidal and got a bunch of identical comments: "the Peugeot 508 R Hybrid?" Of course, the fans much more happy would series coupe Peugeot e-Legend, but sadly acknowledged that at this stage the project unfeasible, and the fans with this thought accustomed.

The Russian office of Suzuki announced the start of sales of the updated model Vitara. For our market left in the ranks of the variation with 117-strong aspirated 1.6 VVT along with more advanced supercharged Busterkeaton 1.4 to 140 horsepower. Specified in the release, the starting price — 1 059 000 rubles (the set GL, 1.6, five-speed "mechanics", front-wheel drive). However, if you go to the website and look into the loan calculator, it displayed the full price tag of 1 179 000, and 40 000 and 80 000 mow program Suzuki Finance and trade-in. However, this price is not much higher than the price on the pre-reform machine (from 1 119 000).

After the concept HY-KERS in 2010 and a limited edition hypercar LaFerrari 2013, each of which had a hybrid system with V12 engine at the head, many predicted that the company will build large-scale Ferrari hybrid with the smaller engine. There were rumors even about V6. And yet, as reported by the publication Automotive News, citing an insider, this model will be equipped with a V8 engine. CEO Louis Ferrari, Camilleri recently confirmed its premiere this year and start sales in early 2020, but the technical details were not disclosed.