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Mercedes Sprinter second generation, launched in 2006, comes to rest. Successor has been declassified, and its appearance in the European showrooms expected in June 2018. But take orders already now: 19 990 euros in Germany. One of the most important changes is the introduction of the Mercedes PRO connect. It is designed to improve the efficiency of corporate parks to reduce the costs of companies through the analysis of driving, to simplify communication of fleet Manager and driver, to establish a more flexible travel planning and remote control of some functions of the vehicle. So this segment is used first.
The Current Mercedes S-class for the balance of handling and ride one of the best in the segment. In the basis of a sedan with an index W222 lies the modernized platform predecessor (W221). However, the next S-Class is already developing more modern modular rear-wheel drive "truck". The scheme will remain the same double-wishbone design in front and memorycache back. Also, according to rumors, customers will be offered two friends suspension type ― standard pneumatic hydroprogne Airmatic and Magic Body Control. From scratch make the body, more than half will be aluminum and will add to the stiffness.
Analysts of Ford estimated that for 2017 sales of passenger cars in the U.S. market fell by 14%. But Ford's crossovers business is booming: over the same period showed growth of 2.9%. Moreover, customers increasingly choose expensive equipment: during the last four years the share of these modifications increased by six percent. And model Ford Edge implementation of modifications of Titanium and Sport increased by eight. Recently Edge has been updated, and now top version called ST. And with it in summer sale and another rendition with a name that speaks for itself ― Titanium Elite.
Hyundai had an unusual run of five machines in drone mode took place almost two hundred kilometres from Seoul to Pyeongchang. The cars were equipped with sensors, computers and other nodes required for the fourth level of autonomy. Of experienced five three instances was a newest SUV fuel cell Nexo, and the other two are sedans Genesis G80. For the first time Autonomous vehicles have passed this distance on the maximum allowed for a given highway speed — 110 km/h.
In December, the Russian office KIA announced that the basic Stinger costs 1 999 900 rubles. Now petrol "turboservice" 2.0 T-GDI decided to deportirovat from 247 to 197 HP, making the price of the initial variant with an eight "automatic" reduced by one hundred thousand to 1 899 900. The "extra" 50 strength did not disappear altogether and are offered at the above-mentioned amount. So where is this sorrow? Rear-wheel drive, which attracts enthusiasts, fans of active driving, was trapped in the starting configuration Comfort. Despite its name, the comfort here is not clear. The list of equipment is poor. Alas, the manufacturer relies on the four-wheel-drive Stingers.
European model Ford Ka+ has undergone restyling, affecting both the design and technical stuffing of piatigorski. In addition, in the range of a city car was added elevated terrain variation Ka+ Active (Active is the second version after the Fiesta, and such modifications will be magnified). By the way, Ferdowsi in 2016, tried a similar technique on the Brazilian model-sister Ka Trail, and this year pseudoclosure A-class will be able to buy and Europeans.
The Wait is long. This year — likely at the Geneva motor show — will debut the sedan of Audi A6 of new generation. Now the intrigue is kept to a minimum: from the outside it is a reduced copy of the Executive model, the Audi A8, inside the realm of touch screens, like A8 or A7 latest generation. And next year, according to rumors, scheduled premiere of "charged" modification Audi S6 and S6 Avant. The wagon, like the sedan, now being tested in the Arctic circle. In the case of "es-sixth" we were most interested in the engine. But here, given the policy of downsizing in the company, the picture is already clear.
FAW Company continues to optimize its numerous brands. After Hongqi came the brand Junpai. Its a new model T086 style strongly and favorably with previous crossovers such as the Besturn X80 (already sold in Russia) and Junpai D60 (soon to appear). The fact that the design was farmed out to an unnamed Studio from Italy. The SUV will enter the Chinese market in the third quarter of 2018.
AVTOVAZ continues to make useful adjustments to the equipment of the popular models of Lada Xray. In particular, the car has a cruise control and speed limiter. These systems are embedded in the Luxe specification 1.8 with Prestige package (788 900 rubles) and "x-yards" performed Exclusive (from 820 to 900).
In Europe last year for crossovers Peugeot was a shock. Older 2008 was able to find 179 529 buyers. Did not disappoint and turned into the SUV Peugeot 3008 and 5008 ― 168 356 46 689 vehicles (in less than a year), respectively. Success is exciting, therefore, according to the rumors, the French prepared for the production of another SUV. It will be called 4008 (as the clone of the model 3008 for the Chinese market), but will do it in the form kupeobrazny crossover. Machine on the basis of "three thousand and eight" will get a lower roof line, the original design of the front and back. This car will we see in 2020.
Transfer car crawler has already become Nissan's tradition, however, the Nissan 370Zki unique in many ways. First used not only tracks the Dominator from the company American Track Truck, but also skiing. In addition, the snowmobile turned into a car with a folding soft top — rear-wheel drive Roadster Nissan 370Z engine 3.7 V6 (HP 337, 365 N•m) and semidiaphanous "automatic". Dvuhdverka without wheels built in a single copy specifically for the auto show in Chicago.
Crossovers BMW X3 last and current generation of the BMW X4 was not only a platform and engines, but the lack of a full M version. The maximum that could offer the "x-third", is 313 forces the three-liter diesel. Pyatidverka X4 was more generous: it top version M40i comes with a 360-horsepower gasoline turbo engine 3.0, dispersing the car to a hundred in 4.9 s. However, the "emka" we still get. Already tested prototypes of the BMW X3 M, and now the camera lenses first caught the BMW X4 M with the index of G02. Under the camouflage is already a serial body which is hidden under a new platform.
Next to the BMW X2 first thing I want to pick up with your fingers emblem on the rear rack. To check kept. Sort of passed the peak of the theft of avtogarant, but this baby just begs for vandalism. The logos on the sides ― the easiest way to distinguish it from crossover X1. Lowered to three inches of the roof and shortened about the same rear overhang still need to see. Ideologically, the two models are correlated, as with other even-numbered "x's" odd, offering a choice between practicality and sportiness accentuated. Only, unlike the squat X4 or X6, silhouette X2 — hatchback hatchback.
Following the chronology of the first who refused of unusual design with sandwich floor and buried the concept of the first Mercedes A-class, was his elder brother, the B-class. Only a year later, in 2012, on a modular platform MFA moved and A-class third generation. But ideologically it is the "Ashkali" carries the genes of the entire line of little Mercedes and acts as the engine of sales. In Europe the compact premium Daimler for six years, popular competitors, and its global volume in 2012 reached three million cars. And now, finally, everything is true: the first landing from the future of the younger models will debut the A-class is the fourth generation of the index W177.
Revived in 2013 after a long slumber the British brand Lister presented his first stories in the new road car. And it was... the Jaguar F-type SVR. However, in the treatment of Lister. It even received its own name: Lister Thunder (continuing the theme of the Storm — own the supercar of the early 1990s). A five-liter compressor "eight" develops then 675 horsepower and 977 N•m (in the source was 575 PS, 700 N•m). This allows all-wheel drive sports car to trade 60 mph (97 km/h) for 3,1 with and achieve maximum speed 335 km/h.