Compact Saab 9-1 show in Geneva

Compact Saab 9-1 show in GenevaAt the Geneva motor show will host the world premiere of the conceptual version of the new model Saab - car-class Golf, called the 9-1. It is reported by Worldcarfans website with a link to the Swedish edition of Auto Motor & Sport, which, in turn, received this information from the designer Saab Anthony Lo (Anthony Lo). Earlier it was reported that the debut of the machine will only take place in July this year at the motor show in London.The concept car Saab 9-1, whose appearance in the style of the prototype Aero-X, will be built on the platform of the Opel Astra. The novelty will receive a wide range of engines, including the new petrol turbo 1.4 liters. In addition, 9-1 will also be equipped with a hybrid propulsion system that combines an electric motor powered by Li-ion batteries, and diesel. As previously reported, the first prototypes of the model 9-1 with such a setup already tested.It is expected that the serial Saab 9-1 will be presented in 2010. Читать полностью -->

Gazelle gave three percent of the market for new cars

Gazelle gave three percent of the market for new cars For the first six months of 2006, the share of new foreign cars in the Russian market of light commercial vehicles increased from 5 to 12 percent, according to the newspaper "Business". The share of cars of the Gorky automobile plant in this market decreased by three percent.The growth of sales of new commercial vehicles of foreign brands for the six months amounted to 171 percent. According to analysts, it is associated with the development of lending and leasing. The best selling car among such machines in Russia became Hyundai Porter, collect TagAZ (for six months released 2 thousand 905 cars). In addition, 244 percent increase in sales of Mercedes Sprinter who bought sue Mostransavto and "Mail of Russia".Sales of vehicles "Gazel" and "Sable" for the first six months of 2006 increased by four percent, and their share on the market of new cars decreased from 69 to 66 percent. However, in the opinion of management of the Gorky automobile plant, taking into account the sale of supported equipment Gas share has not decreased.The ribbon.ru19.07.2006. Читать полностью -->

Subaru introduced the new Forester

Subaru introduced the new ForesterOn Tuesday, the company Subaru has released the first official information and photos of the new generation model Forester. World premiere of the car will take place in January next year at the international motor show in Detroit, and on sale in the U.S., the novelty will be available in spring 2008.Compared with its predecessor, the wheelbase of the third generation Subaru Forester, built on a new platform, increased by more than nine centimeters to 2.6 meters, and the length of the car - 7.6 cm. In addition, this car has received an upgraded suspension, all-wheel drive and increased to 23 inches of ground clearance.For the American market the novelty will be equipped with horizontal atmospheric or turbocharged engine with engine displacement of 2.5 liters, which will be equipped with both manual transmission and automatic. The version with the "mechanics" will also receive the help system when you start up the hill, automatically holds the vehicle after the driver has released the brake pedal. What motors will get the European version of the new Forester is not yet . Читать полностью -->

Chery may be left without Russian cars

Chery may be left without Russian cars Chinese brand Chery in 2008, will sell as many cars in Russia, as in the past - about 38 thousand pieces. According to RBC daily, with reference to the General Director of "Chery automobile Rus" Gennady Pavlov, in 2007, almost all cars that are implemented on the Russian market, were collected on kalingradskom "Avtotor", this year, Chery, you may have to import the finished cars from abroad.The fact that the government is currently considering a draft resolution that limits the number of cars that "Avtotor" can bring in other regions of Russia on favorable terms. Proposed quota from 10 to 25 thousand cars per year. In this case, according to experts, the Kaliningrad plant will only build premium cars (BMW, Hummer, Chevrolet and several Korean models.Chery now leads with "Avtotor" talks about the transition to full production car that will allow you to use the mode of industrial Assembly, and considers ways of production of its cars in the special economic zone "Alabuga", either at the factory "IZH-Avto. However, the Director General of the project Chery in "Avtotor" Ruslan Sadykov pessimism their Chinese counterparts do not share, and suggests that in 2008 the Kaliningrad plant will produce 42 thousand cars of this brand.We also note that to date, Chery has received type approval of a vehicle" (i.e. received certificates) on seven of its models. Читать полностью -->

Porsche has organized courses for women

Porsche has organized courses for women Porsche decided to organize a training ride in their cars. But not simple, and... female, RBC reports. During the training, the women will have the opportunity not only to practice riding in a Porsche under the supervision of experienced instructors, but also to look at the fashion show, massage rooms, spa-pass procedures. While these courses will be held only in the United States. The cost of one-day training will be $1600, and two-day - $ Читать полностью -->

BMW made a four-door coupe based on the new "seven" - the

BMW made a four-door coupe based on the new BMW on Friday will present at the motor show in Shanghai, the four-door coupe concept CS, reports AutoWeek. The car is built on the platform of the sedan, 7-Series, the next generation and the length and width exceeds all manufactured now BMW.The design of the car was designed by Chris Bangle (Chris Bangle), who is also the author of the most modern BMW. The aggressive look of the machine complement sports wheels with a diameter of 21 inches.New BMW CS received V12 engine developed on the basis of 507 BHP V10 from the model M5, to which were added two additional cylinder. Dynamic performance four-door coupe is not yet reported.It is not excluded that on the basis of the BMW concept CS will create a production version of the car, which will occupy a niche between the BMW 7-Series and Rolls-Royce Phantom. Competitors of this car will be a new four-door coupe Aston Martin Rapide and Porsche Panamera. It is expected that the production model will be called the BMW 8-Series.lenta.ru21.04.2007. Читать полностью -->

The new Mazda3 MPS will debut at the motor show in Geneva

The new Mazda3 MPS will debut at the motor show in GenevaAt the motor show in Geneva, which will open in March this year, Mazda will present "charged" version of the model of the new generation Mazda3 MPS. It is reported by network edition Carscoop citing its own sources inside the Japanese automaker. Recall that the premiere of an ordinary sedan Mazda3 was held in November 2008 at the exhibition in Los Angeles, and the hatchback debuted in Bologna.The sources of the website did not specify what kind of engine and the type of drive will get a new Mazda3 MPS, but earlier it was reported that the car will remain front-wheel drive and will be equipped with the previous 2.3-liter turbo engine with 260 horsepower. At the same time, some experts do not exclude the appearance of the hatchback 300-horsepower 2.5-liter five from the new Ford Focus RS.Note that the "hot" hatchback Mazda3 MPS of the new generation is already being tested on the North loop of the nГјrburgring, where he was captured by photographers-spies. These photos can be understood that, in comparison with the predecessor, the new product will look more aggressive. The car will be a large air intake on the hood, big spoiler on the edge of the fifth door, embossed overlays on thresholds and two pipe exhaust Читать полностью -->

Hatchback Ford Fiesta gained the sports body kit

Hatchback Ford Fiesta gained the sports body kit At the ongoing Beijing international motor show, Ford introduced a compact hatchback Fiesta new generation with a sports bodykit body. This machine received in the name of the secondary index "S" and, as expected, will be sold on the European and Chinese market along with three - and five-door version.From basic car Ford Fiesta with styling-kit can be distinguished by the "tinted" headlamps, aluminium edges fog lights, trapezoidal pads on the grille, the chrome exhaust pipes, the spoiler on the edge of the fifth door, and 16-inch wheel disks with tyre dimension 195/50. Technical filling the hatchback is not subjected to any changes.Recall that the Ford Fiesta new generation was introduced in March this year at the motor show in Geneva. For the machine offers three petrol engine with a capacity from 60 to 115 horsepower and 68 - and 90-horsepower engines. In 2009 are expected to be "charged" version of the Fiesta ST with a 170-horsepower motor, and in another year will debut an even more powerful versions - . Читать полностью -->

Sales of General Motors in Europe grew by 1.6%

Sales of General Motors in Europe grew by 1.6%The share of GM in the market during the first quarter increased slightly from 9.4% in 2005 to 9.5 percent this year. In March 2006, GM sold in Europe 241160 cars that 6570 units or 2.8 percent more. These figures represent a record market share in the amount of 10.4 percent. The growth of GM sales in the first quarter, compared with the same period last year, particularly marked in Russia ( 25.6 percent), the Netherlands ( 22.6 percent), Sweden ( 20.6 percent) and Ireland ( 17.9 percent)."We are very pleased with the sales growth Chevrolet and Saab in the first quarter. In respect of Opel and Vauxhall, our strategy is aimed at improving the quality of sales, allows us in the first quarter of the year to increase the average net sales of more than € 500 per vehicle, compared with a year earlier," said Jonathan Browning (Jonathan Browning, Vice President of the European division of GM and Director of sales, marketing and after-sales service. "All our regions contributed to this improved position, and now we definitely have a solid Foundation on the market for those new cars that we produce".Stable sales growth Cadillac, Corvette and HUMMERIn the first quarter 2006 sales of Cadillac in Europe amounted to 520 hire, 190 of which were in March. Читать полностью -->

New Ford C-MAX, no more Ford

New Ford C-MAX, no more FordAmerican Ford offers new look for its popular model Ford C-MAX", for that is selected is not the biggest and not so pretentious Bologna motor show.In addition to updated appearance, the car is expected to lose part of its name, instead of the usual CCS Ford C-MAX, the product of the Detroit engineers will be simply called the C-MAX. The car will receive an updated exterior design, improved interior, some new options as well as elements of so-called "kinetic design".Most importantly, it will allocate a new C-MAX, this volume front bumper with a predatory air-intakes and integrated vertical foglights. The rear of the car also received a number of characteristic changes, as more fully bumper which, as the front is decorated with new fog that gives the car more agile, maybe even nimble.The interior of the car will also delight the eye of a potential owner, in the finishing began to use higher quality materials, completely changed the appearance of the instrument panel. For the Amateur to gawk at the sky, provides fashionable now fully glass roof is optional.oneauto.ru05.12.2006. . . Читать полностью -->

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