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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).
Italian company GFG Style, run by father and son Giugiaro, will present the fifth of March in Geneva, the concept of Kangaroo — electric hypergroove (Electric Hyper-SUV). Stated that strictly double machine is able to reach a maximum speed of over 250 km/h "in any terrain". Disperse hundreds takes only 3.5 s. the equipment includes not only four-wheel drive, but polnopravnym chassis. Apparently, the Kangaroo is reinterpreted in all-terrain Parcour, Giugiaro shown at the same fair in Geneva in 2013.
Exclusive edition SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition crowned range of Range Rover Velar. The top version will be available to customers only for one year. Price in the UK — from 86 to 120 pounds (7.3 million rubles). Perhaps the main achievement of the special Velara expected was a gasoline Turbomachinery 5.0 (550 HP and 680 N•m), which has the platform of the Jaguar F-Pace SVR. He exchanged hundreds of 4.3 seconds and reaches a maximum of 283 km/h "Autobiographical" Velar not so fast (4.5 and 274 km/h), but it is superior to the Jaguar part of the "sports luxury".
The Official announcement is not even calling the model name. They say that in Geneva the fifth of March will be shown a compact crossover, represents the second model in the line of the new generation. He characterized as "a more Mature design language Kodo", the newest architecture and Skyactiv engines, including the petrol Skyactiv-X cycle SPCCI (ignition from compression "candle" control) and a diesel with the same technology... it is Clear that we are talking about the second generation of the SUV Mazda CX-3. Its current version is based on the Mazda 2 hatch, and the next will be a relative of the Mazda 3 fourth generation.
Toyota Motor Corp. has established a subsidiary company KINTO with headquarters in Nagoya and registered capital of 1.8 billion yen. It will offer in the domestic market a new service: the ownership of the car on the subscription (the high-sounding talk about "a new relationship between car and person"). As a General idea of the system is reminiscent of the recently introduced subscription model Polestar, though differing in detail. Shares KINTO 66.6% owned by Toyota Financial Services (is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota), and by 33.4% — Sumitomo Mitsui Auto Service Company.
Head of development BMW's Klaus frolich in an interview with Autocar was quite Frank: "I don't think you need a ninth series. In this segment of three car — crossover, sedan and sports car emotional. We have: X7, seventh and eighth series. Some competitors are already cutting the number of cars in this segment because the volumes are too small". Alas. It was expected that long "nine" on the CLAR platform will be released in early 2020 as the "four-door coupe" and will challenge the sedan Mercedes-Maybach S 600.
Software in the communication module VCM (Vehicle Connectivity Module) may be in error. Because of her system, telematics, and driver assistance, including the service Volvo On Call to work properly. In case of emergency it will be impossible to determine via the GPS the location of the vehicle to guide for using online services. For this reason, in Russia speak of the 1937 cars sold from 2017 onwards. The defect affected the crossover XC40, XC60, XC90, S90 sedan and V90 wagon Cross Coutry. A list of VIN codes attached.
Flagship Kia K900, the Assembly of which started in Kaliningrad in late January, received the Russian price tag and the start of sales is scheduled for the first of March. The most accessible version will cost 2 969 900 rubles. At the prices it is related to the Mercedes E-class (from 3 150 000 for E 200 d) and the fifth series BMW (2 980 000 for 520i) in the initial trim. However, the wheelbase (3105 mm) and length (5120 mm) K900 enters the segment F. for example, with the Bavarian "seven" (standard base) Kia match by length millimeter mm, and the database is even larger than that.