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Cost managers FCA to announce the investment in the second generation of the Fiat 500e, as the roads appeared disguised hatchback. Premiere of the new electric vehicle is likely to take place in March 2020 at the Geneva motor show. "Everything you know about the five hundredth, will remain, but will be entirely new. The size and proportions will remain recognizable, but under the skin it will differ radically", — said the publication Auto Express, the President of Fiat, Olivier Francois, who is also a commercial Director of FCA. She even called the approximate price of the model — 32 000 Euro (2.25 million rubles).
Hatchback Renault 4 was produced from 1961 to 1994, was a modification of Plein Air (1964) without doors and roof, but with high clearance and four-wheel drive. The French army rejected the car, choosing a cheaper and capable of the Citroen Mehari. The civilian population of the Caribbean is not too impressed, so in 1970 the project was abandoned. Returned to him prenosniki for the tenth international festival of 4L International, held July 19-21 at the French circuit Circuits du Val de Loire. There has been shown an electric version of the e-Plein Air to the unit from the Renault Twizy.
Kupeobrazny sedans that manufacturers without hesitation called "chetyrehdverny coupe", was first successfully implemented in the senior market segments. Low roof line, glass without frames... Then this principle began to spread to the classes below. And now BMW is in a hurry to put the rival for similar models (Mercedes CLA in the first place): the Gran Coupe of the second series. Its world premiere will take place at the motor show in Los Angeles in November 2019. Today, the Bavarians shared the signature "spy shot" and revealed some details.
The Government of Baden-württemberg gave the Bosch and Daimler permission for daily operation fully automated Parking (Automated Valet Parking) at the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart. We talked in detail about this system two years ago, when she was tried only as an experiment. Now, according to Daimler, the world's first obtained official approval for the work of "unmanned" systems of automatic Parking with the fourth level of autonomy of the involved machines (on a scale SAE).
Chicago law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro on behalf of the group of plaintiffs sued Ford in U.S. district court in Detroit, accusing it of distortion of data on fuel consumption of a pickup truck Ford F-150 model years 2018-2019. The application States that the efficiency ratings (miles per gallon), listed on the stickers on the Windows, "higher than the rating obtained as the result of properly conducted tests under Federal regulations," reports Automotive News (that is, on paper, more miles, respectively, the fuel consumption below). To Ford replied that he had not reviewed the complaint and other comments until.
Daimler has officially announced that the company is Beijing Automotive Group Co. Ltd. (BAIC Group) has acquired five percent of its shares through its subsidiary Global Investment Co. Ltd. "We are very pleased that our longstanding partner BAIC became a long-term investor. This step strengthens our successful cooperation and shows confidence in the strategy and potential of our company, — said the Chairman of the Board of Daimler Ola Kallenius. — The Chinese market is an important pillar of our success — not just for sales but also for the development and production of our products."
Made in an information vacuum, the assumption that in Frankfurt on September 12 debut of the hybrid concept of the hot hatch Leon Cupra, was not confirmed. Parent's Cupra SEAT reports: the exhibition will reveal the pure electric four-door crossover, "sleek as a sports coupe." For a young brand Cupra this will be the first road after the electric car prototype racing e-Racer. And although the creators are pushing the "exclusivity" of the coming of the concept, it is only the successor series EV-SUV from VW Group.
Hyundai spoke about the changes in the lineup for the U.S. market for model year 2020. It turned out, the most significant changes have occurred with chetyrehdverki Hyundai Accent — the twin brother of our Solaris. Instead atmosfernika petrol 1.6 GDI (132 HP, 161 N•m) the family of Gamma and six-speed "automatic" sedan received the unit Smartstream: beznadejnoe the Quartet G1.6 DPI paired with a CVT IVT. The engine produces 121 BHP at 6300 rpm and 153 nm with 4500 rpm. Loss of power should compensate for efficiency. Mixed consumption reduced from 7.3 l/100 km to 6.5. The city is 7.1 compared to 8.4, the route is 5.7 liters instead of 6.2.
Model Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with an index of C8, the eighth generation of the legend, represented the United States at a special event. Say a direct comparison of this sports car with its predecessor is not quite correct: we have before us essentially new machine with the old name. For the first time in its history, the Corvette was mid-engined, although concepts and prototypes with this layout the GM has built in a considerable number since the sixties. Actually, mid-engined could be the last Corvette C7. This option was considered but was rejected for cost reasons. Now, this decisive step has been made.
After the premiere of the A 45 and CLA 45, the hatch and sedan, you'd think that universal CLA 45 Shooting Brake will not differ from the colleagues on technical stuffing. He is no different. Two-liter turboservice M 139 (387 HP, 480 N•m) paired with vosmidiapazonnym "robot" AMG Speedshift DCT-8G dispersing "the barn" up to a hundred in 4.1 s. the S Version (421 HP, 500 N•m) solves the same task in four seconds flat. The limited maximum speed is 250 and 270 km/h respectively. All-wheel drive AMG Performance 4Matic with AMG Torque Control function selectively divides the traction between the rear wheels, including in the drift mode.
Today, Volkswagen and Ford have announced new agreements within the framework of the global Alliance, which is now officially called the Volkswagen-Ford. There are some important news. So, the "blue oval" first among the giants of the industry have responded to the use of the MEB architecture. Ferdowsi will begin to use the platform of the Volkswagen 2023, however, while we are talking about one mass electric car for the European market. Made in Germany machine for six years will disperse a circulation of about 600,000 pieces.
FCA Group invests 700 million Euro in the construction of new production lines at the main plant Mirafiori in Turin. It was here, according to Reuters, in the second quarter of 2020, will start the production of the electric car Fiat 500e of the second generation. The planned volume of 80 000 units per year. "A lot will depend on how quickly demand will grow for electric cars," — said the head of FCA in Europe Pietro Gorlier. To abandon the "five hundredth" with the engine of the FIAT company in the foreseeable future plans: they will continue to meet in Tychy (Poland).
The Tenth of July of the factory Volkswagen in Puebla (Mexico) left the last copy of the compact Volkswagen Beetle, in full accordance with previously announced plans for the retirement model. Successor in the near future is foreseen, neither in electric nor in any other. Well, the released capacity will not be empty. According to Steffen Reiche, head of VW of Mexico, in 2020 there will be prescribed crossover Volkswagen Tarek. This name has already been considered as a variant of the name for the SUV, which later became Tharu. Now it will come in handy.
The Problem, according to Rosstandart, low voltage of battery: because of him, they say, the potential failure of the block of switches on the center console. However, the solution to the problem somehow, not the battery — you need to update the software or replace the said unit. The European Commission and the Australian regulator ACCC indicate another reason for the opinion, more similar to true. Due to a software failure are cut down by a CAN bus and a LIN connecting the control electronics. The result on the console cease to operate security-critical switches, such as button alarms.
As the Buick Enclave (the twin brother of the Chevrolet Traverse) only two years ago moved into the second generation, a big change from him should not wait. Crossover got a new media center with an eight-inch display (screen size not changed) and upgraded cameras. The driver's seat now equipped with lumbar support with four-way electrically adjustable seats and massage function on the front passenger seat. The additional package Sport Touring (ST) will allow you to stand out in the stream due to the decor.