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Volkswagenaudi still bring the "eighth" Golf to premiere this year, although not so long ago, talked about moving it to 2020. The latest file date — October — native Wolfsburg. Not to beat again. Surprisingly, for a few months until x-hour Volkswagen in no hurry to throw us a teaser. But a series of test images in a modest disguise photospin not seen on the roads. But now the Network has surfaced branded the sketch (figure under), showing the design of the Golf VIII. It managed to catch out a multi-page document on the annual General meeting of the company.
Porsche bought a controlling stake in software startup Cetitec from the German Pforzheim. The importance of software in cars is increasing, and Porsche intends to consolidate its position in this area, providing a more intensive development of digital automotive infrastructure. Such developments are almost all. In the automotive industry, you can find a lot of examples of foreclosures of startups, say, drones or establishment of strategic partnerships with small and large software companies and companies specializing in electronic design and artificial intelligence.
The Fifth generation Audi A4 was available in the summer of 2015 and this fall in Europe will start sales of the updated family. Looks like has not changed too radically, but almost all exterior panels are new: they left untouched the roof, hood and trunk lid (five door wagon). "Charged" and S4 cars with the S line package has found an unusual gap between the front bumper and hood that mimic the intake. The front headlights are now led, and for a fee available matrix headlights with automatic high beams. The color palette is increased to a dozen due to a new "Metallica" Terra Gray.
In 2020, the Smart brand will cease production of the city-cars with the internal combustion engine. Parent company Daimler is proud of: "Smart will be the first automaker in the world, who uncompromisingly will transfer its entire range of the internal combustion engine to the electric drive". To mark the end of one era and the beginning of a new, the company has prepared a publication "for the most ardent collectors" — EQ Smart Fortwo Cabrio, painted by the German artist and designer Konstantin Grcica. Mentioned cooperation with Studio Brabus, but what it is here expressed, is not specified.
The Concern Hyundai Motor Group and the Croatian firm Rimac Automobili has agreed a strategic partnership in the development of high-performance electric vehicles. Koreans invest in Rimac 80 million euros (64 from Hyundai, KIA from 16), to 2020 to prepare two prototypes: elektroversiya mid-engined sports car for the brand Hyundai N and "charged" vodorodnoi on fuel cells (FCEV). Both eventually will be available and will contribute to "raising the status" of the Hyundai group, which wants to change the rules of the game on the market "clean mobility".
The First three months of the year ended for the Russian market drop by 0.3%. April went down by 2.7%, and the total result of four months: 539 946 vehicles (-1.0 per cent). The Association of European businesses (AEB) in the beginning of the year predicted the result of all of 2019 as +3.6 per cent. Now the prediction in question. This unstable situation is different companies are perceived in different ways. Someone decided to pause before displaying new cars or even to clean the model with low sales, someone, on the contrary, felt that now is the time to boldly take customers from rivals.
Crossover Opel Grandland X is still considered to be a purely front-wheel drive. However, the twin brother of the compact Opel, Peugeot 3008, last fall acquired the installation Hybrid4, which is now shared with "a colleague". He became polnoprivodniki., and 300-strong! European sales of green Grandlend start "in the coming weeks", and the first deliveries to customers planned for the beginning of 2020 (for Russia information yet). In General, Grandland X Hybrid4 — the first plug-in hybrid PHEV Opel (Ampera hatchback somehow not considered). And although he appeared late in opulency argue that by 2024 elektrifiziert the entire model line.
Officially announced: "the first global compact crossover KIA" debuts in the summer (probably June 20) and will go on sale in some markets until the end of 2019. We are talking about the production version of the concept Kia SP, or rather its updated version of the SP Signature. First, the model starts at home, in South Korea. Followed by India, where the SUV is referred to as SP2i, and Tusker. It was also confirmed that newcomer will be offered in the United States. Well, the Russian office of KIA promises to bring the CD to our country in 2020: we need turned Creta?
Panasonic Corporation and Toyota Motor entered into a series of contracts prior to the establishment of a joint venture Prime Life Technologies Corporation associated with property development. The partners decided that "future mobility" (the principle of "Mobility as a service", car sharing, different types of public transport, connected cars, drones) can develop harmoniously only in parallel with the evolution of the cities themselves (smart infrastructure, smart homes, Internet of things, energy saving technologies) and decided to take matters into their own hands. The new joint should be established by January 7, 2020.
S-class for the 2018 model year (W 222) is a function HoD (Hands-off Detection): electronics, by sensor, in the steering control determines whether the driver's hands on the steering wheel. If you remove them more than 10 seconds, alerts will not be gathered. Depends on the work of two assistants active — Active Steering Assist and Active Assist Distronic Distance. Because of a defect made in the build process, the system may "mistakenly believe" that the hands are on the handlebars. Accordingly, the assistants will work as if nothing had happened in the case of the risk of an accident will not bring the S-class to a complete stop.
Electric car from the British manufacturer of household appliances was three piece crossbeam. "Patent, of course, did not disclose how it really will look like our electric car, but it gives an idea of some inventive steps that we make, said Dyson, the edition of Auto Express. — It is important to remember that we don't always produce the products based on the patents that have received." Note "dishonorable" is created under the control of former Infiniti chief Roland Krueger. The model is expected in 2021 to stand on the conveyor in Singapore.
The CEO of Honda, Takahiro, Hachigo made a number of programmatic statements on the future of the brand. As it turned out, the company has set two priorities: strengthening the business structure and increase the speed of his transformation for the next generation of consumers. Put simply, the company wants to cut off all the excess and focus on its core products in Japan and in six regions abroad. By 2025, the Honda is about 60% will reduce the total number of versions of their cars, that is to go under the knife many configuration options.
Road Cayman with the Boxster in his last incarnation have lost a number of fans because I broke up with the six-cylinder units. That's why Porsche fans looking forward to the release of a couple 718 Porsche Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder, which should be opposed atmospheric "six" 4.0 like Porsche 911 GT3, only derated to about 410-430 HP. But that's not all. According to unofficial data, the same motor, but with even less power, engineers will give the Cayman and Boxster with the Touring Package prefix to the name. These machines are available in the latest spy photo shoot.
Crossover Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLC Coupe in this year was renewed with a break of a month, but Russia will come at the same time. Orders are already being taken and the first cars will appear at dealers in July. The range of modifications has changed due to new engines. Is "two hundred and fiftieth" (204 HP) is now available 4Matic GLC base 200 (197 HP) 3 650 000 rubles. Thus the initial version of petrol rose by 80 thousand, and 220 d 4Matic diesel (194 HP) — 120 thousand. Adding, however, 24 "horse".
Model Haval F7, as we said earlier, must stand on the conveyor of the new plant in the Tula region. It will happen in the next month or two. SUV H9 F7 will join in August, said the "Russian newspaper", and kupeobrazny crossover F7x will be added to the range of Russian plant in the fall of 2019. Well, in 2020 still one localized Hawala may be compact H2 (or H2S). In any case to such decision the management of the brand while leaning more than to other potential options (say, to H6, as it can take away customers from F7).