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The fruits of the restyling, which is the crossover Honda Pilot survived last summer in the U.S. will reach Russian customers in a truncated part. We will not touch the program for a new nine-storyed "machine", as the box will remain a six-speed. Modified the software for system start/stop is too wide, it is configured under the motor 3.5 V6 (284 HP, 355 N•m), and our Pilot will continue to use 3.0 V6 (249 HP, 294 N•m). But what exactly are retouched the design of the front led optics "in the database" and some innovations in the cabin.
Beautiful universal type Shooting Brake, Kia ProCeed, was still "us". Russian office KIA announced sales will open in the second quarter of this year. In our market model will be presented in two versions (GT and GT Line) with two supercharged engines: the 1.4 T-GDI (140 HP, 242 N•m) and 1.6 T-GDI (200 HP, 265 nm), both with seven-step "robot". Please note: the GT version in Europe has a capacity of 204 forces, and we have four "horses" of the cut to place the modification in the transport tax "of up to 200 HP inclusive".
Taiwan's Luxgen brand last year sold in China 9362 car is the worst sales in seven years. But in 2014-2016 apart easily at 40-60 thousand cars... to get out of the pit, the company came up with a new strategy "Eight, four, three" (more on that below). A kind of Petrel should be the three-row crossover Luxgen URX, which will appear on the market in the second quarter of 2019. The name of the model, U means Utility (usefulness, usability), R — Recreation (restoration of mental and physical strength), X is the user.
In Russia a couple of "hot" crossovers BMW X3 M and X4 M will be sold in top-end variation of the Competition with a 510-horsepower 3.0 barbastelle. The first model is estimated 7 680 000 rubles, the second — in 7 840 000. In addition, in the form of limited (in time and number of machines) series to our market will be released X3 M and X4 M with motor 480 power, but in the edition of the Special Edition, with extended fixed package (sport seats, M with ventilation, a Harman Kardon audio system, 20-inch aluminum wheels M), in which you can only choose the exterior color and upholstery. This SUV X3 is 6 690 000 and X4 — 6 820 000.
Family of engines Ingenium develops in stages: first, in 2014, there was a turbo for them in 2016, followed by petrol turboservice, and now came the inline "sixes", which will replace the V-shaped. Today presented a three-liter engine with the recoil 400 HP, 550 N•m (motor was a V6 380 HP, 450 N•m). And six-cylinder Ingenium was comprised of 48-volt installation type moderate hybrid MHEV (Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle). To demonstrate the system in action called "heated" Range Rover Sport HST.
According to well-established, but not the official point of view, the model of the Audi Q4 is the same Audi Q3 on the platform MQB, only kupeobrazny, "crushed" rear roof. But what is Q4 of the Audi e-tron? Obviously, the car on "cart" MEB. And to call "peek-a fourth" sibling crossover Audi e-tron — not because that is based on the platform MLB Evo. At the same time, Q4 electric car e-tron is not alone. His family — volkswagenaudi ID. Crozz, skodowski Vision iV and a Seat. They still concepts, and Audi A4 e-tron is no exception. The show car's "four rings" will speak at the March Geneva.
Concept Kia SP this year will turn into a serial crossover, with a likely Tusker name. The CD will be released soon by at least three market. In India, sales will certainly begin in August, in South Korea in the second half of 2019, and the premiere in the United States allegedly will take place on 17 April at the auto show in new York. Versions for different countries are likely to be equally look on the outside, but the technical stuffing the expected significant differences. Since the show car SP made its debut in India and will be there on time the top model, there is at least some information. For example, the equipment "brand new" petrol engine volume of 1.5 liters.
Carried away by a succession of novelties, prepared for the Geneva auto show, we slightly overlooked the progress of work on a new withdraw and their. Meanwhile, a few days disguised car in the final body photospin caught on the tests, and the company Opel has pleased the audience with interesting news: in the option Corsa for the first time in the class will get matrix led headlights IntelliLux LED matrix that is able to adapt the light beam to the traffic conditions, external lighting. For example, this will allow out of town constantly use the high beam without blinding oncoming (due to the temporary shutdown of part of the diodes on the correct side).
Battery crossover Audi e-tron should be available in Europe, but not on the streets. According to the original plan, in 2018, the "four rings" intended to implement 15 000 cars. The launch now postponed to the second quarter of 2019, and not the fact that the manufacturer meet the deadline. German magazine Manager Magazin writes: "the First electric car Audi is not just late. It does not reach certain targets and becomes too expensive, because development costs exceed two billion euros. Selling approximately 600,000 electric cars to cover the losses is now seen as an illusion."
Bizarre camouflage of cardboard, in which the Toyota Highlander got the paparazzi in January, was replaced by a more traditional camouflage. Now you can better see some details, but appreciate the crossover in General, because of the new "costume" is more complicated. Yeah, last time we noted an important detail: the current Highlander is not sold in Europe, and the fourth generation seems to step into the EU market. While the Toyota was there, one three-row car — the bus Proace Verso, therefore, the Highlander, the Japanese make an interesting "seven-seat" proposal. This means that the model is tailored to the needs of Europeans, not just Americans.
Over the next three to five years, sales of small cars in Europe will fall below $ one million a year, predicts the firm LMC Automotive. The decline in demand comes against the backdrop of tightening ehkonorm and safety standards, so producers are expressing concern with the prospects of the segment a, according to the publication Automotive News. Margin with city-cars — the minimum, however, costs are rising continuously. The company Opel has announced that it is ending production of models Adam and Karl. Her example will probably be followed by other brands, PSA and Volkswagen group.
Toyota Corolla Sedan of new generation in the initial "Standard" with the "mechanics" in Russia is estimated in 1 173 000 (27 000 more expensive than its predecessor with the same powertrain). The set of equipment is composed of curious. On the one hand, the "Standard" polyurethane wheel steel wheels (15 inch) and audiopreparation with four speakers, on the other — there is air conditioning, led lights, heated front seats and mirrors, front and rear power Windows with "Auto" function, the monitoring of tire pressure, light sensor, electronic stabilization system and assistant uphill, additional electric heater compartment, front and side airbags.
The Most in demand in the U.S. for 14 years a mid-size pickup truck lightly updated. Contrary to expectations, the Toyota Tacoma has not received ten step "automatic" as the power units, the reform has not affected at all. She brought exactly the changes requested by customers, and a significant part of innovations is possible to supply the label "first". All six restyled versions of (SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road TRD Pro, Limited) already went on sale without any price correction (from $25 550, or 1.68 million rubles).
The world's Largest car manufacturer is conducting negotiations on cooperation with the leader in the field of drones, with plans to announce the agreement in the spring. The initiative comes from the Alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, which wants along with Waymo to develop Autonomous taxis and other services. About the same time with the filing of the Japanese newspaper the Nikkei reports Reuters. The representative of the Alliance said information is based on rumors and assumptions, Waymo's office declined to comment, but there is no smoke without fire.
The Approach of the Geneva motor show is forcing companies to release teasers of new products, shaded frames or sketches. And the Czechs didn't spare the normal photos of the interior of the Skoda Kamiq crossover on the platform MQB. However, no surprise she did not bring the salon is decorated identical to the displayed hatchback Skoda Scala. Except that there are variations in color of finish (they depend on configuration). To predict such a step was easy, given that Scala made based on the show car RS Vision and the European Kamiq from concept Vision X, which to the extreme is similar (most different front optics).