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Chinese Internet company The9 Limited, has agreed with the firm Faraday Future on the establishment of a joint venture for the production, marketing and sales of electric vehicles in China. The terms of the transaction are simple: The9 invests in joint venture $600 million in three equal parts, and Faraday will provide an exclusive license to its designs plus the right to land for the factory in China. The planned production capacity of 300,000 cars a year. The first prototype should roll off the production line in 2020. Beginning of cooperation will be marked by the concept of V9, which will be revealed on 16 April in Shanghai.
The Sixteenth of April for the press will open the Shanghai motor show (to the public — eighteenth), and it will become clear which model Nissan redrawn from head to toe. In the official release, it just says it's an "all new sedan" and that he carries the technical solutions developed in the framework of the strategy Nissan Intelligent Mobility. So, will connect to the world wide web, the assistant driver of the last generation and all that sort of thing. Maybe the hybrid system at the same time. As for the identity model there are several versions.
Report sales of passenger cars in Russia in March and the first quarter published by the Association of European businesses, allowed Joerg Schreiber, Chairman of automobile manufacturers Committee AEB, to conclude that "the Market chooses a direction this year". In March was a modest improvement (+1.8 percent), after declining in February (-3,6%). The full quarter ended with a small decrease (-0,3%). Recall that 2018 was in solid black (+12,8%), and at that time the Association has predicted the end of 2019 as +3.6 per cent.
Mid-size crossover Chery Tiggo 8 entered the Chinese market in June 2018 with petrol turbo engine of 1.5 TCI (147 HP, 210 N•m), six-speed "mechanics" and "robot". Drive exclusively to the front. There are five - and seven-seat versions. The price range is quite wide: from 98 to 142 800 800 yuan (962 000-1,4 million rubles). Monthly were sold around 7000 cars, and then there was a surge up to 10,000, now the demand has almost halved. Therefore, restyling. Updated Tiggo 8 celebrates its premiere on April 16 in Shanghai.
Volkswagen has started tests of drones than the fourth level on the streets of Hamburg. The experiment involved five electric hatchback e-Golf that has been converted to drones. At first, for the machines will be allocated a three-kilometer area, equipped with a communication system "vehicle-infrastructure" (including control movement), "communicate" with traffic lights. In General, a number of streets with a total length of nine kilometers to be in 2020 turned into a "digital test stand" for the development of automated and connected vehicles.
The Design Bentayga in version V8 (550 HP, 770 N•m) is a set of existing options, as well as elements of the exterior and interior by Atelier Mulliner. Nothing extraordinary, therefore, a key feature proclaimed alloy wheels, Palladium Grey Paragon with seven spokes. Even though an important symbol "B", which is "due to the complex mechanism of" during rotation of the wheel always maintains a vertical orientation. However, self-leveling badge (Self Levelling Wheel Badge) appeared from Bentley a decade ago, and Rolls Royce offered it even earlier.
Crossover Byton M-Byte, which presaged last year's concept, has taken an important step to start on the pipeline — stood in tests in the cold. For testing electric vehicles in the harsh climatic conditions of Chinese startup has sent machines to tests in Inner Mongolia, where pre-production prototypes hitting a total of thousands of kilometers when the temperature is lowered sometimes down to minus 30 degrees Celsius. For the final finishing of the design Byton has moved the premiere of the production version of the model from January to the middle of this year.
Regular radio has finally received an alternative in the form of a multimedia system with seven-inch touch display. This is not a standalone option, as part of two new, most expensive model Chevrolet Niva. Version Multimedia Niva GLC and LEM, oddly enough, are the same — 810 000 rubles. Snowy with the factory media centre already arrived to dealers in 11 cities: Arkhangelsk, Kazan, Novokuznetsk, Novosibirsk, Orenburg, Petrozavodsk, Ryazan, Samara, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Chita. The rest will have to wait a bit.
The First Range Rover Evoque has been kind of the black sheep. In 2011, on the background of two large Reyndzhey he looked defiant. The audience of apatania adopted: sold about 800 thousand cars of the first generation. In the second nor the dimensions have not changed (except that base has grown by two centimeters), or the artistic concept. However, the market situation is different. And external a lot of competitors, including the Jaguar E-Pace, and its range became smoother with a less stylish Velara. What is new Evoque apart from the price?
Restyled version of the eight-crossover Honda Pilot introduced most of the dealers, the press service of the brand. Announced new prices — 3 214 3 814 900 to 900 rubles (three trim levels — Executive, Executive and Premium). This percentage is not much higher than pre-reform prices for the SUV, which ranged from 3 to 124 900 3 724 900. As expected, our market is in the ranks left by the "six" 3.0 (249 HP, 294 N•m) mated to six-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive with thrust vector control iVTM-4 and change system modes.
Presented to the network a couple of weeks ago model Hyundai Sonata new generation debuted on home motor show in Seoul. And the company brought to the exhibition promised a hybrid version and modification of 1.6 Turbo, which became known a bit more technical. So, tubovarial got a new engine with direct injection Smart Stream G1.6 T-GDi (180 HP, 263 N•m) combined with an eight "automatic", while the initial version with aspirated 2.0 — six -.
Today Daimler and Geely officially announced the establishment of the PRC joint ventures, which will manage the Smart brand and develop it. 2022 will emerge new models and existing ones will be upgraded from head to toe. "We will jointly develop a new generation of intelligent electric vehicles [...] for sale in China, and around the world," said Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche, adding that the French Smart plant in Ambashe (called Smartville) brand Mercedes will take to release there electric CD.
Company of Subaru, Nissan and Mazda joined the Japanese initiative to expand the system automatically call a medical helicopter for a serious accident, D-Call Net, earlier developed by Toyota and Honda in cooperation with the nonprofit organization HEM-Net (medical helicopter network), services first aid HELPNET and Premier Aid, and Bosch. In this project, the vehicles involved in the accident, immediately transmit to the communications center of the set of parameters of the accident on the basis of which immediately accepted the decision to send the helicopter.
Swedish brand celebrates the 60th anniversary of three-point seat belt — "probably the most important invention in the history of automotive safety." This device, which became the industry standard, saved, estimated to Volvo, more than a million lives. What's next? The company has already decided in 2020 to limit the maximum speed of their cars at around 180 km/h Now put forward three initiatives: the E. V. A. project (Equal for all vehicles), key Care Key and the camera that monitors the driver's behaviour. It's all part of the strategy Vision 2020, under which the dead and seriously injured in a new Volvo car should not be.
The Agreement Toyota and Suzuki was signed in the spring of 2018, was quite abstract. Now partners have provided "specific details of cooperation," of the eight points. Perhaps the biggest news is that Toyota has allowed Suzuki to clone the RAV4 crossover and station wagon Corolla Touring Sports for the European market. And to produce twins with nameplates Suzuki will Toyota. It is only on the hybrid versions, since Suzuki is allowed globally to use the power plant to the THS (Toyota Hybrid System).