GM reduced the warranty on sold in the U.S. Saab

GM reduced the warranty on sold in the U.S. Saab General Motors has reduced the warranty period for the Saab cars sold in the United States. According to Reuters, this American company was forced to implement programs to reduce costs.Now the warranty period for sold on the American market cars Saab reduced from seven years or 100 thousand miles up to four years or 50 thousand miles. However, as an addition to warranty free car maintenance for three years or 36 thousand miles will remain. Representatives of GM noted that reduction of the period of guarantee will apply only brand Saab and will not affect the other companies in the group.Note that other steps General Motors, aimed at reducing costs, are reduced output pickups this year to 117 thousand pieces, reducing shifts at several companies in the United States, as well as the dismissal of tens of thousands of employees. According to the plans of the American automaker, in case of successful completion of the restructuring program, the company will be able next year to return to profitability and to increase the amount of available funds to 10-15 billion dollars.auto.lenta.ru29.07.2008. Читать полностью -->

In Russia produced 10 thousand Ford Focus II

In Russia produced 10 thousand Ford Focus II Tuesday, August 30, 2005, in the first shift was the ten thousandth from the beginning of the production Ford Focus new generation plant near St. Petersburg - sedan silver with 1.6 and automatic transmission in picking Ghia.Production of Ford Focus II at the company's plant near St. Petersburg was launched in may 2005. Russian factory Ford is the only European Ford factory, which produced the car in all four modifications of the body: sedan, five-door hatchback, wagon and coupe.autonews.ru31.08.2005. . . Читать полностью -->

There were pictures of the prototype of the new Opel Meriva

There were pictures of the prototype of the new Opel MerivaOn Wednesday some foreign network editions published official photos of the prototype of a new generation of Opel Meriva compact MPV, but no details about the technical stuffing machines are not yet available. Recall that the General public car show in early March this year at the motor show in Geneva.According to the presented images, the appearance is made in the new corporate style of the brand and its individual traits remind concept cars GTC Coupe and efficient concept also includes. A prototype of the new Meriva has received a large panoramic roof, which runs from the windshield to the rear seat backs, original doors in the style of a Rolls-Royce Phantom, opening toward each other at an angle of 90 degrees, as well as a system of transformation salon Flex7, already used on the model Zafira.When a similar serial compact MPV will go on sale is not reported.auto.lenta.ru27.02.2008. . . . Читать полностью -->

Kia is preparing a rival Audi TT

Kia is preparing a rival Audi TTThe company Kia is preparing to mass production of its first sports car, which may well be a more affordable alternative to the Audi TT. Its development is led by the new chief designer of Kia Motors - Peter Schreyer (Peter Schreyer), which created the appearance of the first generation Audi TT.The debut of new items, but only as a concept car under the name Snowflake, will take place this autumn at the car show in Frankfurt. The serial version of the sports car Kia should appear in 2009. It is planned that this machine will be built on the base front-wheel-drive platform - most likely on the chassis of the Kia CEE'd and will also receive the latest two-liter turbo engine, which is now being developed in conjunction with Hyundai.Sources close to Kia Motors, also reported that the South Korean brand is now preparing to develop another new model - the compact hatchback, which could compete with the Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 207 and Renault Clio. Such a machine can be on the market by 2009.lenta.ru17.03.2007. . Читать полностью -->

Skoda showed two variants of Fabia estate

Skoda showed two variants of Fabia estateSkoda showed in Frankfurt one serial new and pre-production. The first is a wagon based on the Fabia, which will be on sale very soon. According to Chekhov, their car will be one of the most spacious in the class `In` and, supposedly, enough for a young family with one and even two children.In addition, Skoda presented the off-road version of the Fabia called Fabia Scout. By and large, from the universal `Scout` differs only slightly increased ground clearance and plastic kit. No `fancy` all-wheel drive powertrain the Fabia Scout will not.auto.mail.ru19.09.2007. . Читать полностью -->

British firms merged to create a new luxury

British firms merged to create a new luxury The British automaker Connaught plans in June of next year to begin mass production of luxury Type-D, which will be issued in conjunction with the company Caparo, known for its 575-strong "road car" T1. It is reported by British magazine Autocar.In accordance with the agreement between the two automakers, for Type-D Caparo will supply chassis, which was developed by the company independently and created of steel and composite materials. In addition, for the new supercar Caparo also will produce carbon body.Recall that the first hundred copies of Connaught Type-D will be equipped with a 300-strong distilling.com gasoline engine displacement of two liters with a mechanical supercharger. According to representatives of the British company, from zero to hundred kilometers per hour, this car can be accelerated for five seconds and reaches a top speed of 270 kilometers per hour.Other production car will have a hybrid that combines a gasoline engine and electric motor. Earlier it was reported that "hundreds" coupe Type-D will be able to accelerate in 6.2 seconds. The maximum speed of 240 kilometers per hour. Читать полностью -->

Beetle Barbie - black Barbie

Beetle Barbie - black Barbie Volkswagen began producing the most glamorous in the history of the car - Beetle Barbie. As you can see from the title, dominant in the design of the car color is pink, and it is used both outside and inside.Representatives of the Department of Volkswagen in Mexico, while the vehicle is produced and sold only say that the new version of the VW Beetle is designed for girls wanting to stand out from the crowd.While made only 13 of these cars, their cost is about $ 25,000, if the novelty will be in demand her release will resume in increased quantities.km.ru30.09.2006. . . . . Читать полностью -->

Essen debut of the car of the year 2008

Essen debut of the car of the year 2008 Opel Insignia shows himself as a good combination of price, style, and innovative technologies like the original lighting and adaptive suspension. For tuners also remains a lot of work. Tuning the Agency Steinmetz presented a package of improvements, including the lowering of the suspension, black and white 20-inch alloy wheels, a new grille, front spoiler, engine exhaust, and interior finish floor.Insignia - new car of the year in Europe serves 4 2-liter diesel engines from 110 to 190 HP Four petrol engines offer power from 140 to 260 HP (2.8-liter six-cylinder engine with turbocharging).automotonews.ru29.11.2008. . . . Читать полностью -->

New Ford Escape. He really new!

New Ford Escape. He really new!Ford has unveiled the new Escape 2008 model year. The crossover was really new, at least the interior of the car looks completely different than the current generation Escape, added new features, improved soundproofing is in cars became more pleasant.Exterior Escape is a mixed assessment on the one hand, the car is really updated, with the other he became more like brothers the Ford Explorer and Ford Expedition.In the base case 2008 Escape is equipped with an inline 16 valve "four" Duratec displacement of 2.3 liters (l.and nm). As transmissions are given a choice of 5-speed "mechanics" or 4-speed "automatic". In addition to not very powerful 2.3-liter engine, You can choose more powerful 3.0-liter V-6 with a capacity of 200L.with. and nm torque.oneauto.ru30.11.2006. Читать полностью -->

DaimlerChrysler will build a plant near St. Petersburg

DaimlerChrysler will build a plant near St. PetersburgThe question of building in Russia of the factory of the German-American concern DaimlerChrysler practically solved: a factory for the Assembly of cars Mercedes will build near St. Petersburg shortly after the New year, according to the German business newspaper Handelsblatt. According to her information, unsolved remained only the question of customs rates. Officially on the construction of its plant near St. Petersburg DaimlerChrysler will announce before the end of this year, says the newspaper, noting, however, that the press service of the concern that information is not yet confirmed. Читать полностью -->

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