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Young Chinese brand Xpeng Motors, has already unleashed a small-scale SUV Identy X in version 1.0, took the next step and showed a mass model 2.0, which will hit the market this spring. Demonstration of the crossover Xpeng G3 took place not just anywhere, but at the CES show in Las Vegas. The letter G in the name of the machine means geek, "computer fan". Technical characteristics of the new electric cars the makers did not disclose, but we remember that the predecessor was 190-strong, with a range of 300 km.
In the model range of the company McLaren is easy to get lost. Faceless digital indexes in combination with one or two letters, similar in design and the interiors... And then there's customers to be kidding! Buyers asked to have the McLaren 570GT, originally focused on comfort and luxury, there sportpaket, making the car tighter. The comic situation is that in the range of the British company McLaren is 570S, which is essentially a more sporty analog version of the GT. However, the customer is always right, so now for the first time 570GT the default plerodomiana brakes and the options list is a performance Sport Pack.
At the end of September last year and the SUV Mitsubishi Pajero, electric car i-MiEV has massively responded to Russia because of incorrect operation of driver's airbag. Now we are talking about arbage front passenger, and again blame the manufacturer Takata. New service action affects 16 515 machines. Among them, only 21 instance of the model i-MiEV. Owners should check against lists VIN and arrive to the dealer for a free replacement cartridge.
In 2012, Toyota returned to Le Mans after a thirteen year break. However, over the five years of the daily marathon toyotacom did not submit three times the crews of the branches of Toyota Racing and Toyota Gazoo Racing stopped in a step from gold. But the company is not going to leave the top LMP1 class of the WEC series, as did the winner of the last three years, Porsche. Moreover, the Gazoo Racing team has begun work in a new direction ― the creation of road cars based on racing. The first of these will be a hypercar, a harbinger of which was the Toyota concept Super Sport GR.
In the Royal races, Renault debuted 40 years ago. In 1977, Jean-Pierre Gabbi brought onto the Silverstone race car, the Renault RS01. It was the first in the history of Formula 1 racing car with supercharged motor (Assembly of Renault-Gordini V6 1.5) and the first car in F1, equipped with radial tires. Since then it has passed 40 years of age, who fit the change of the names of the team twice champion and less pleasant events. However, to celebrate this date, the French decided modest ― the release of the hot hatch Renault Clio RS 18. Sales in Europe will begin in the first half of 2018, and the circulation will be very limited.
Supergroover Bentley Bentayga, as predicted by the insiders, got gasoline "biturbomotor" 4.0. It produces 550 forces with 6000 rpm and 770 N•m in the range 1960-4500 rpm For a couple with eight-speed "automatic" ZF engine allows to be dispersed to hundred in 4.5 s and reach maximum 290 km/h. fuel Consumption in the combined cycle of 11.4 l/100 km In the city — almost 16 liters.
Looks Like it's time to get used to the new format, test drives and is notorious steering feel develop a sense of autopilot. How well and smoothly it works, there is whether the behavior of the drone special character? Need a rating system for comparative tests of Autonomous vehicles. Journalists Drive already experienced the autopilot Audi A7 and Lexus GS. And I got the futuristic Renault Symbioz. The French took up the subject later, and borrowed computer solutions. Decided to do something special?
The Company Landwind, which disgraced with a clone of the SUV Range Rover Evoque produced at the Chinese market a new model of Xiaoyao. Local media immediately called it "Chinese GLA". This time to do an exact copy of the plagiarists were afraid: the face on the crossover is still original and the interior is original. But the profile and rear not to notice the similarities impossible. Innocent purchaser should be like, because the price of Xiaoyao start with 79 900 yuan (about 700 thousand rubles), while the base Mercedes GLA is 3.5 times more expensive.
Road tests brought us interesting pictures of tiny Hyundai hatchback. Apparently, this car segment And will replace the Indian model of Hyundai Santro Xing, retired in 2015 after sixteen years on the Assembly line. But Santro is the Indian name of the baby, known in some markets as the Atos Prime. What is the symbol for his successor will be chosen by the firm is now unclear. In any case, you should get a small budget car.
In the framework of the exhibition electronics CES in Las Vegas, Nissan introduced the technology B2V (Brain-to-Vehicle — from the brain to the car). However, it does not provide a real driving only one power of thought, and behind the wheel to keep need. Nevertheless it is a step towards such technology. After all, B2V system of the vehicle begins to respond to the control signals of the person before actually coming to the muscle movement of the arms or legs.
Localization of production models Kia Stinger can not be called. We are talking not about the full cycle, and SKD SKD-Assembly of the Korean kits. This method Kaliningrad "Avtotor" has produced ten KIA models, for example, the flagship sedan Quoris. The stinger in Russia plays the role of a halo car, therefore, to "domesticate" it is possible and necessary only to reduce costs when crossing borders.
The British did not get tired to invent new versions of the Evora. Presenting the 2016 Lotus Evora Sport dvuhdverka 410 and then inventing a few rare performances, including a powerful GT430, as well as lightweight and aerodynamically optimized GT430 Sport, the developers have now created a kind of mixed. A newcomer named Lotus Evora GT410 Sport. It is slightly less powerful than the 430, but in all relations balanced. The program marks it needs to replace "just" Sport 410 without the prefixes to a name.
Elements of autonomy and assistant driver (character recognition, adaptive cruise with steering assistant emergency detour pedestrian) introduced on the Mercedes-Benz models in stages. Another increase uptake of electronics can you expect after completion of this voyage the Intelligent World Drive. Since September of last year, Autonomous prototype on the basis of the S-class has already visited five parts of the world. The final stage of the voyage, the U.S., timed to coincide with CES, which is taking place now in Las Vegas.
Name Lvchi (seemingly pronounced "Keys") loosely translated means "green transportation". This is a new company which will be in mid-2019 to mass produce in China, electric vehicles, and only them. Scheduled as many as eight models: sedans, crossovers, minivans, compacts. And start firm Lvchi Auto decided from the conceptual supercar Urano — "four-door coupe" with a capacity of 520 kW (707 HP, 900 N•m). Acceleration to hundreds of deals he's 3.5 s. cruising stretches the truth to the cycle NEDC — 500 km For some obscure Chinese estimates — all 690.
Las Vegas at CES debuted an electric version of the model Vanderhall Venice, called Edison2. Instead of the gasoline engine 1.4 (203 HP, 271 N•m) the tricycle is equipped with two electric motors, which lead the front axle. Total power — 134 kW (182 HP, 325 N•m). The machine accelerates to 96.5 km/h in four seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 169 km/h. Charge the lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 30 kWh should be enough for 200 miles (322 km) on the odometer.