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First, to clarify: in cooperation with different partners firm Ford landed at the SEMA show with more than fifty cars. Details to describe them all we won't (but in our "Big plan" you can see the most interesting). However, some vivid examples of analyze. The more that three Ford models have received from the organizers of the exhibition from four titles: F-150 "Truck of the year", Focus (in the US sold by last) — "Sportcompact of the year" and the Mustang is a "sports cars of the year" and "car of the year". (One significant prize, the "SUV of the year", went to the rivals, it won the Jeep Wrangler.)
Model of the Mercedes-AMG S 63 4Matic+ became the fastest quadruple serial car on the famous Nordschleife, showing the time 7:25:41 (salon coupe 2+2 by the Germans was not considered). Faster this only hatchback road cars double. And not weak. For example, ten years ago coupe Ferrari Enzo Nurburgring, it took only 0.2 seconds faster. And it has always been considered "a race car in civilian shell." 0.26 of a second slower than the current GT five years ago, was a coupe Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. How do you like this company?
Restyling lasted for two years. His first in 2016, has undergone American Rogue. In 2017 updated Chinese version of the "x-trail". And only now upgraded SUV got to Russia, more precisely, got on the conveyor plant in St. Petersburg. I can't say that held some superform. Powertrains remain exactly the same, and specifications will be ten, as it is now. Changed the exterior design, the equipment in the salon and a list of options. The prices are also corrected, but they will be announced before the December sales start.
In the annual reliability rating, compiled by the American magazine Consumer Reports, make Volvo, this time ranked last, No. 29, flying six steps. But the Reuters news Agency, highlighting the "hit parade", focusing attention on Tesla, rolled down on the same six points to place No. 27. Hatchback Model S fell to "below average" and left the number of "recommended". This, however, has happened in 2015 and does not interfere with the "" to win the satisfaction rating. The Model X crossover remained in the worst category, and the Model 3 sedan debuted in the list with "average" reliability.
Medialaboratoriya Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT Media Lab) summed up the research Machine Moral ("moral machine"). It tried to answer the question: what should be "moral" decisions Autonomous machines in situations when you need to make a choice: bump into an obstacle, killing all on Board, or to bring down a pedestrian (of several) to death. Hundreds of scenarios with different number and type as the inhabitants of the cabin, and pedestrians, was played in front of millions of people in 233 countries. Received 40 million responses and made interesting conclusions.
GM Cruise Unit, which is developing an Autonomous electric car Cruise AV, over the past six five months agreed with the Japanese (represented by the SoftBank group and Honda) about investing five billion dollars. General Motors says that next year, his drones will not just be on the road as robotaxi, and will be commercialized, that is, will begin to cover the expenses. However, Reuters, having spoken with eight current and former GM employees Cruise, as well as nine experts, said that the unexpected technical problems did start in 2019 is "extremely unlikely".
SUV Land Rover Discovery got on the conveyor of the new plant in Nitra. And now the concern Jaguar Land Rover is considered to be the first British automaker, who established the Assembly of their cars in Slovakia. The JLR plant cost 1.4 billion euros, but the final step in global expansion. At previous stages the plants appeared in Austria (2017), Brazil (2016), China (2014) and India (2011). "But the heart and soul of Jaguar Land Rover remains in the UK", — said CEO Ralph Shpet. To settle in other countries JLR boosts brickset.
Compared to the Mondeo is not just the latest Chapter in the trials of the editorial Toyota. This issue we close the program mid-term tests, does not meet our aspirations. We expected that investments in the Park will enhance the credibility of the Drive. The audience got wrong: the purchase of the Stinger is considered a PR action KIA, acquisition Camry — advertising course Toyota, which in fact we did not admit to the car. Went series. A series of articles with videos, of course, better reveals the subject of the research than a single publication, but such detail was not demand. See the final — suddenly difficult for the Camry.
From the eighth to the eighteenth of November in Sao Paulo will host the motor show, where Ford will offer the General public to evaluate the prototype sedan all-terrain Ka Urban Warrior. It is based on the production model Ka Sedan (length — 4275 mm, base 2490 mm) and has a plastic body kit on the perimeter, widened wheel arches, silver inserts in the bumpers, and in addition increased clearance. Judging by the related cross-hatch, it should be 23 mm., Except that the roof rails are missing here (the hatchback they are).
Kupeobrazny SUV Audi Q8 appeared on the Russian website of the company, although the official representative of the prices was not announced. Visit the model exhibited a starting level of 5 100 000 rubles (plus allows some extra equipment. another 73 655). And it will be version 55 TFSI quattro tiptronic with three-liter engine in the 340 strength and 500 N•m, 48-volt starter-generator and acceleration to a hundred in 5.9 s. Other units yet. The three-liter diesel Q7, for comparison, is from 4 610 000. But he is weaker than the "ku-eighth": the "seven" only 333 HP and 440 N•m.
Spring inside the ignition switch may have a manufacturing defect, why time collapses. This wear in "limited circumstances" and "rare circumstances" can lead to the fact that the engine will stall straight during the movement. This is the reason for the revocation 375 crossovers Nissan Juke produced c third April to 13 June 2017. Rosstandart is making a list of VIN numbers. The recall is global, and Americans, he recalled the "castles" General Motors four years ago.
Chinese firm CHJ Automotive was going to succeed with two "green" models. However strange project city of Kara SEV had to bury, and a startup focused on big hybrid crossover. Now it invented a new brand Lixiang, whose name is formed by merging name and surname of the company founder Li Xiang. For brevity reduced to Lixiang LI, deciphering the acronym for English-speaking audiences as the Leading Ideal. The concept of algebra has nothing to do with the Chinese really mean the leading (or leading) perfection. Nice to know you ideal. It's Mary Poppins noticed. Meanwhile, the crossover became the namesake of the hypercar from Mercedes-AMG.
The Production of the electric car Tesla Model 3, as it is known, kicked off last summer with rear-wheel drive version Long Range RWD. In may of this year in the range added to the Long Range modification of the Dual Motor AWD and the Performance Dual Motor AWD. And only now the head of the company Elon Musk announced the immediate availability of the simplest versions of the "Troika" — Mid Range RWD for $33 200 (this number is subject to public benefits and fuel savings, and the total price is $45 000). The sister Model 3 Long Range RWD from the directory disappeared. In the companion in Mid Range there are only Long Range four-wheel drive ($42 200) and Performance ($52 200, also with benefits).
The Auxiliary electronics has long played a significant role in setting the aggregate assessment of the model when testing the Association Euro NCAP. We are already faced with situations where flawless automatic braking in front of other cars or pedestrians helps to achieve five stars the passenger car to which there is a claim on part of the front or side impacts. Now the Association has gone further: it began testing the autopilot. However, while it is only a rather simple containment level two SAE, is actually a combination of adaptive cruise control and containment system on the strip.
In India, today presented the Nissan Kicks crossover, which is translated from the "trolley" V Nissan on platform B0 (Global Access) from the Duster and its derivatives. Of course, Kicks are not pulled from compacts to mid-size segment, but the size has increased substantially. Length — 4384 mm (+89), width — 1813 (+53), height — 1656 (+66), the wheelbase is 2673 mm (+63). For comparison, our Kaptur shorter than 51 mm, Duster — 69. The rookie will come to the Indian market in January 2019 and will supersede the Nissan Terrano, has been removed from production. Main rival Kicks — Hyundai Creta.