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Last year Stefan Gnirs, member of the Board of Audi for technical development, said that the launch of "charged" model SQ2 on the market will depend on demand for the normal version of "peek-a-second". Well, according to the company, Q2 kid became the most popular crossover brand in Europe (although the world in General leads Q5). It turns out that the firm will keep your word? The smallest "hot Kushka" will appear in public this year — the publication reports Autoevolution. Most likely, this will happen in late spring or summer.
Volvo has said about electrification of the model range, both on the platform SPA and CMA. Means the production of as hybrids of different types, and pure battery cars. Surfaced earlier forecast that family S60/V60 next generation ("cart" SPA) the first will provide customers the opportunity to purchase a fully electric option (short-term experiment with the C30 Electric does not count, the car was a lease). However, Autocar magazine says: the first production electric cars will still CMA-models. And early buyers received the battery pyatidverka V40, created on motives of concept 40.2.
The firm GFG Progetti, founded in 2016, Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro at the Geneva exhibition will have its own stand. It Italian designers will show a concept electric sedan, which was developed in cooperation with the Chinese company Envision Energy. The latter wants to demonstrate the machine its platform EnOS, created for the development of the Internet of things (IoT) for intelligent use of energy. It is a whole ecosystem of Beautiful Energy.
The Americans hard to understand. Here is Mazda CX-9 second generation — and all like her. Bright appearance, dimensions, power, semimestny adequate price tag. But sales in USA not even close to compare with the results of the crossover Ford Explorer. The bestselling a-segment is more popular than ten times. Even the more expensive Infiniti QX60 at odds better than Mazda. Something's stopping her become the right panoramamic American. And in Russian? Our successful family fellow, not devoid of taste, certainly eyeing the CX-9, but Explorer beckons Elabuga discounts, and the QX60 is also the opportunity to be in the premium.
The Swiss company Micro Mobility Systems since 1999, manufactures a variety of scooters, including electric. The greatest success she has achieved thanks to the children's three-wheeled Micro scooters, which are very popular in Russia. In 2015 the founder of Vim Ouboter together with his sons Oliver and Merlyn decided to design mikrokar, taking as starting point the historical model of the BMW Isetta. The first prototype Microlino, manufactured in China, was presented at the Geneva auto show in 2016. After the exhibition the machine fell pre-orders, quickly found a partner for serial production. To release the insect in the spring will start the Italian holding company Tazzari.
The Fourth generation of the hatchback Mercedes-Benz A-class, the Germans will open in the late evening on the second of February at a special event in Amsterdam. And only in March the car will arrive at the Geneva motor show. The hatchback will open a series splattermania ("cart" MFA 2), which is more than last generation.
Atelier ABT Sportsline is known on the alterations of models of the Volkswagen group and Audi often is. And now the master of Kempten took the Ingolstadt-based the creation on behalf of the RS5 and turned it into a coupe with almost what supercars do parameters: ABT RS5-R. the Return of the "six" 2.9 there has been increased from 450 HP and 600 N•m up to 530 HP and 690 N•m (revised boost, put the original intercooler). It is possible to reduce the acceleration time from a standstill to hundreds of from 3.9 to 3.6 s.
Young Chinese company Lvchi Auto, recently announced themselves an electric supercar Urano, bring on March motor show in Switzerland pre-production prototype Venere. In 2019 it will be produced in Turin. And the amazing thing: the machine knows all, and look at it, even the edge of the eye impossible. It is clear that this is a very big chetyrehdverki. Its length is 5118 mm, width 1950, height — 1445 wheelbase 3040 mm. Curb weight is 2100 lbs. drag Coefficient of 0.28. Over the look of the sedan work of Italian designers from the firm IDEA Institute. They were painted Urano.
First crossover brand Ferrari may appear earlier than planned. Recall that in early 2016, the Chairman of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne, answering questions of journalists, has categorically rejected the possibility of creating a crossover with a prancing stallion in the logo. "First you shoot me," said the boss. But then it was already known that Lamborghini is working on a production model Urus. But Marchionne felt that without an SUV from Ferrari is full of customers.
Compact SUV DS 3 Crossback celebrates its premiere on the Paris motor show, which opens to the press next October. The Russian office of the brand confirmed to Drive that the new model will arrive in our country in 2020. By the time the crossover will be hybrid and pure electric versions. As for the traditional powertrain, then the expected petrol turbo engine 1.2 PureTech and 1.6 THP, 1.5 BlueHDi diesel, six-speed "mechanics" and "automatic".
Last year, the American dealer McLaren Newport Beach has requested the office of the MSO the ten special coupe, which looks as close as possible to repeat the racing model McLaren 570S GT4, but it would be allowed on conventional roads. The British are not the first to create an exotic with a unique style, to recall such impressive projects as the MSO Carbon Series LT, XP and MSO R. Green And then the light appeared a dozen unique supercars MSO X.
About appearance in the lineup of new Jeep crossover that will be smaller than Jeep Renegade that FCA officials spoke at 2015. Even then, as the base was considered the Fiat Panda Cross, but doubts about the feasibility of the project remained. Now they are not. The head of the Jeep brand Mike Manley as reported by Automotive News: the machine is very close to serial production.
Universal Volvo V60 will soon change generation. The first pictures of the camouflaged test sample came from Scandinavia. Without any hints it is clear that the new sixties series built on the platform SPA. Its last representative is the XC60 crossover, and before it was built, all the older 90 series (crossover, sedan, station wagon).
Japanese SUV Honda Vezel known in Europe and the United States under the name Honda HR-V. he has relatives in China — the XR-V and the Acura CDX. Vezel restyled full-scale will be presented on February 15. In the meantime, the manufacturer for starters showed some pictures of the hybrid versions, recognizing that changes a bit. We see new led headlights, inscribed in extended cross-bar grille and revised bumpers. Photos of the stern and interior will have to wait.
, KIA has restyled sedan K5, known in other markets as the Optima. Although presented in South Korea changes relate to the version for the domestic market, surely similar improvements will be distributed a little later on the options for Europe and North America.