Updated Kia Picanto will present in Barcelona

Updated Kia Picanto will present in Barcelona Kia Motors has officially confirmed that the updated Kia Picanto 2007 model year will take place at the motor show in Barcelona, which will begin on June 7. To redesign the smallest Kia worked designers Korean and European offices of the company: in the compact car has become more "rounded" and cozy. Picanto 2007 longer than its predecessor by 40 mm, other dimensions have not changed. A new form of acquired bumpers, bonnet and front wings. Completely redesigned grille and headlights - front and rear.The beauty of the new Kia Picanto has become more modern with the use of expensive materials and high-quality technical components. The color palette from the current nine expanded to 14.Sales of this model in Europe has exceeded a quarter of a million copies. Читать полностью -->

In Cologne began production of the Ford Fiesta new generation

In Cologne began production of the Ford Fiesta new generationOn Thursday German Ford factory in Cologne was built the first car Ford Fiesta new generation. According to the management plans, Ford of Europe, until the end of the year, the company will issue 148 thousand hatchbacks, and in January 2009 production of "Fiesta" will begin in Spain, at the factory in Valencia. In addition, Ford Fiesta new generation will be releasing also at factories in China, Thailand and Mexico - the start of production at foreign enterprises scheduled for the end of 2009.Modernization of the plant in Cologne Ford spent about 455 million euros. But now when working in three shifts, this enterprise will be able to produce 1900 cars (Ford Fiesta and Fusion) per day. Now at the Ford factory in Cologne employs about four thousand people.In Russia Ford Fiesta new generation will appear in late August and its premiere will take place at the Moscow international motor show. The Russian sale "Fiesta" will start in autumn, after the European launch of this model, which is planned for late September.auto.lenta.ru14.08.2008. Читать полностью -->

EDAG will show chic pickup

EDAG will show chic pickup At the auto show in Geneva, which will begin on March 7, EDAG Engineering Design AG introduced the concept of `LUV`, which stands for universal luxury class car. New pickup was created as a niche product for those who are looking for not just a car for every day, but something exceptional and exclusive.EDAG LUV `slicked` design impresses with its dimensions: the length of the car reaches 5.7 meters, a width of 2 meters and a height of 1.8 meters. Behind the cockpit, which easily accommodate 5 people, there is a large body with devices for loading.The transformation of the concept EDAG LUV in a working prototype should take no more than three months, and now the company Engineering Design AG is looking for partners who are interested in the possibility of release EDAG LUV.CarClub.ru26.01.2007. . . . Читать полностью -->

Diesel Peugeot cars again will be sold in Russia

Diesel Peugeot cars again will be sold in Russia In the framework of the Moscow motor show, the French manufacturer Peugeot has announced that for the first time since 2004 re-runs in Russia diesel range of power units for their cars.The diesel engines will be available for models 308, 407, 4007 and Partner Tepee.According to marketers Peugeot, it is expected that the results of the first year of implementation of cars with diesel engines, their share will be about 10% of all sales of the brand.avto.ru27.08.2008. . . . . . Читать полностью -->

BMW 3-Series new generation will get track version of

BMW 3-Series new generation will get track version ofBMW is considering creating a "track" version, which will be called tii, for the new generation model 3-Series. According to German publication Autobild, the sale of this car will be available in early 2012.According to preliminary information, the novelty will receive an aerodynamic body kit, parts of which will be made of carbon fiber, 19-inch wheels and a new design, more powerful brakes, limited slip differential, robotic gearbox with two clutches from model M3, and forced up to 355 horsepower three-liter gasoline engine with two turbines. In addition, the weight of the machine will be reduced, and the salon will be racing "buckets", a sports steering wheel and a slightly modified instrument cluster.Recall that track conceptual version of another model BMW - 1-Series received the same name (tii) was already presented last year at the motor show in Tokyo and from the base of the car was much more aggressive looks, different interior trim and upgraded technical stuffing. According to Autobild, such modification can obtain a serial version of the new generation 1-Series, which is planned for 2011.auto.lenta.ru13.03.2008. . . Читать полностью -->

Audi is preparing a new version of the TT Roadster

Audi is preparing a new version of the TT Roadster Audi is testing a version of the TT Roadster, inspired by the concept car Clubsport quattro, presented in may last year by the Austrian exhibition Wortherseetreffen. Such a conclusion can be drawn on the basis of the published edition of Auto Motor und Sport spy shots of the car, which was photographed outside the headquarters of the German automobile manufacturer in Germany.The main features of novelty which will be released in a limited edition of about 200 copies will be no side Windows, racks and folding roof. Compared with the base Roadster Clubsport got a different front bumper with enlarged air intakes, a new grille, powerful arcs of safety behind the seats and a slightly modified rear bumper. Expected to be equipped with the Audi TT Clubsport will be 300-horsepower two-liter turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection FSI, which works in conjunction with a robotic gearbox with two clutches. In addition, the Roadster will get retuned suspension and more powerful brakes.Officially, the launch of the Audi TT Clubsport has not yet been confirmed, but spy shots confirm that the machine is already almost completely ready for serial production. According to preliminary information, the debut of new items can be held at the end of the current year.auto.lenta.ru15.05.2008. Читать полностью -->

Renault has officially unveiled the new Megane

Renault has officially unveiled the new MeganeOn Tuesday, Renault presented pictures and official information about the Megane hatchback new generation. Recall that the premiere of this car will take place next month at the motor show in Paris.The dimensions of the Renault Megane new generation compared to the predecessor increased slightly, but the weight of the vehicle was eight pounds less. For the hatchback will be offered a wide range of diesel engines from 85 to 160 horsepower, including a new 130-HP engine, the maximum torque of which is 300 Nm is already available at 1750 revolutions per minute. Such motors can operate in conjunction with both manual and automatic transmission.Also for new items will be available two variants of petrol engines of 1.6 (100 and 110 HP) and 2.0 litre (140 and 180 horsepower). From spring 2009 to this line is planned to add a new 1.4-liter unit, developed in the framework of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Its power is equal to 130 horse power and maximum torque reaches 190 Nm. Читать полностью -->

Since the beginning of the year foreign cars rose by 20 percent

Since the beginning of the year foreign cars rose by 20 percent Since the beginning of 2009 ruble prices on new cars has grown, on average, 19.3 percent. Minimum rates increased by 17.2% and a maximum of 22.7 percent. These figures were obtained by the analytical Agency "AUTOSTAT" after analysis of the dynamics of change in the prices of 55 popular models of foreign brands.As a starting value used price lists summer of 2008, which were compared with prices in the second half of February of the current year. Discounts on cars 2008 in this study were not taken into account.The variance in the growth of prices for different models, according to analysts of the Agency, is quite large - from two to 50 percent. According to them, the increase in the cost of hire is caused by the growth of the world's currencies against the ruble, as well as increasing customs duties on the import of new cars, which occurred in early January 2009. However, some manufacturers modify the prices of their cars every day, depending on the current exchange rate of the dollar or the Euro, while others are reconsidering the value of their product 1-2 times per month.Recall also that in January 2009 the demand for new cars in Russia fell by 33 percent compared with the same month last year, and almost twice when compared with December. Читать полностью -->

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