The British declassified new Saab 9-5

The British declassified new Saab 9-5At the disposal of the British magazine Autocar was the first image of the production version of the sedan Saab 9-5 new generation, the world premiere of which will take place in September this year at the motor show in Frankfurt.The appearance of the front section of the new Saab 9-5 will be made based on the concept car Aero-X, shown for the first time three years ago. The platform will get the "Saab" from a car Opel Insignia, but compared to German "donor" she will undergo a small upgrade - the wheelbase of the Swedish sedan will increase by about 10 centimeters. In addition, new items will be offered two types of suspension from the standard "Insignia" conventional McPherson and from the "charged" version of the OPC, the design of which can reduce the effect of power steering when a sudden accelerations. Also buyers of the machine will be able to order for the model 9-5 system of a full drive.The range of engines Saab 9-5 new generation will be three two-liter diesel engine rated at 160 horsepower, as well as the range of petrol engines ranging from 1.6-liter turbo and ending turbirovanie "six" in volume of 2.8 liters. In addition, in the future, the car will appear and a hybrid version with a power plant that combines a 1.4-litre petrol turbo and motor.Production of the sedan starts at the factory in Trollhattan in early 2010. By the end of the year on the conveyor will be a version of the model 9-5 with a wagon body, and then a four-door hatchback that will compete with the Audi A5 Sportback. Читать полностью -->

Opel will meet the expectations of millions of

Opel will meet the expectations of millions ofThe British EVO magazine has published photos of the prototype of the upcoming Opel Insignia OPC or, as it's called in the UK, the Vauxhall Insignia VXR. As seen in the photo, design Insignia Opel Performance Center is reminiscent of the GTC concept that was shown in Geneva in 2007.Details about what lies under the hood Insignia OPC, not yet, but speculation is enough. Most likely, the "charged" Insignia will draw its strength from a 2.8-liter V6 engine with two turbines and a capacity of 320 horsepower.According to preliminary data, the new Opel Insignia OPC will be presented at the Geneva motor show, which kicks off in March. But it's not sure yet. But the production version is promised to prepare the Frankfurt motor show which will be held in . Читать полностью -->

Honda withdraws the cars - the

Honda withdraws the cars - theLast week representatives of the Japanese company Honda announced the recall of 19 March, about five hundred thousand cars produced for sale on the Chinese market. This applies in most popular models of Honda Accord. As reported will be withdrawn almost half of all manufactured cars of this model; in addition, for the last time this is the largest recall in the company. Honda explained that a review is consistent with the law of Japan and the United States of America governing the revocation of cars.In particular, it will be recalled 420 thousand Accord produced during the period from January 2003 to December last year, 69 thousand cars Honda Odyssey, released from February 2005 to February of this year, 11 thousand vehicles model Honda Fit release August - September 2005.Cars Honda Accord respond because of damage to the hose system, power steering, which can lead to more serious turn the steering wheel. Experts have revealed the Honda Odyssey the appearance of cracks at the mounting bolts power steering pump and the subsequent removal of steering, resulting in `weighting` of the steering wheel and the malfunction of the power unit. Honda Fit is recalled due to a faulty fuel pump relay, which creates the possibility of termination of fuel supply and stop of the motor.cardir.ru19.03.2007. Читать полностью -->

Peugeot and Citroen to 2010 will be included in the top five most "high quality" brands

Peugeot and Citroen to 2010 will be included in the top five most The group PSA Peugeo Citroen intends to 2010 to bring brands Peugeot and Citroen in the top five on the "quality" of the European brands. This is stated in the program of restructuring of the PSA, which was released on Wednesday, and called CAP 2010. This plan was put into operation in February of the current year, but its details were known only now.In the framework of the restructuring program PSA plans, primarily to significantly reduce production costs by 30 percent by 2010. To perform this task, Peugeot and Citroen are going to reduce the time spent on developing new models and bring them to market, and reduce costs, not directly related to production.In addition, over the next three and a half years PSA intends to bring to market 41 new model is six times more than planned before. Only in 2008, the sale will appear 17 new models.Previously it was also reported that in the framework of the restructuring program PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to lay off around 4,800 employees at enterprises located in France.lenta.ru23.05.2007. . Читать полностью -->

"IzhAvto" conducted a crash test models Kia Spectra

Izhevsk automobile plant conducted a series of certification tests of the car Kia Spectra for compliance with the standards of the European economic Commission of the United Nations. According to the press service of the enterprise, these trials included and the crash test, which, according to the rule ?94 UNECE, was a front impact of the machine on a deformable barrier with 40% overlapping of the driver side. For the test was chosen car of the Spectra in the base set that includes two airbags and pre-tensioners-belts.In the end, as reported by the representatives of "IzhAvto", Kia Spectra confirmed that fully meets the European requirements. After hitting the car door opened effortlessly, circuits in the wiring of the machine was not observed, and the deformation of the body did not go further than the engine compartment, keeping the living space in the cabin of the sedan unchanged. In addition, the dummy in the driver's seat has avoided hard contact with the steering wheel and the floor area of the foot is not deformed.The head of the Bureau in support of the project KIA Spectra at OAO IzhAvto" Eugene Petrichenko also noted that "the results of the tests Izhevsk KIA Spectra (strength characteristics of the body and its ability to absorb impact energy), were identical to the results of crash tests, car bodies which were welded on the plants KIA Motors Corporation in Korea. According to him, this is the most important business metric, describing a high level of welding technology.Positive results enabled the Izhevsk car factory to obtain the approval of a vehicle type, KIA Spectra for a period of three years. Читать полностью -->

In Europe will make all buckle up - the

In Europe will make all buckle up - theMay 9 on the territory of the European Union come into force new rules for the use of seat belts. In accordance with the new rules all drivers and passengers are required to use seat belts. This requirement applies to all vehicles, the design of which is provided by the seat belts.Earlier in the EU has not allowed the use of safety belts rear seat passengers of cars, the weight of which does not exceed three tons. The new rules apply to all vehicles, including trucks and vans.In 2001 on the roads in 25 European countries that are now members of the European Union, killed about 50 thousand people. In 2005, this figure dropped to 41 thousand. In Russia in 2005 on the roads killed about 34 thousand people.The ribbon.ru07.05.2006. Читать полностью -->

Sollers localized seats for FIAT Ducato

Sollers localized seats for FIAT DucatoSeats for all versions of the FIAT Ducato from now on will be released in Russia, the joint venture `Devon SOLLERS Elabuga`. In addition to release the seat for Fiat Ducato in the future the company also localizes the production of seats for other models manufactured by the company SOLLERS: in particular, for cars UAZ PATRIOT, and SsangYong cars FIAT.Planned program of development of production `Devon SOLLERS Elabuga` provides that orders for all major parts of seats, including upholstery, foam, plastic parts, and in the long term and metal frames will be posted from Russian suppliers.According to General Director of SOLLERS Vadim Shvetsov the opening of a joint venture for the production of seats `:this is another important step in the implementation of the ambitious programme SOLLERS localization Fiat Ducato in Russia. This project fully reflects our approach to localization, which is based on the involvement of Russia, the world's leading manufacturers of components, with modern technology, with the simultaneous use of the potential of Russian suppliers of materials and components`.carpark.ru03.07.2009. . . . Читать полностью -->

VW showed Caddy with built-in two-metre bed

VW showed Caddy with built-in two-metre bed On passing in Leipzig motor show Volkswagen has introduced a new version of the model Caddy - Maxi Tramper (translated from German "Tramper" - "hitchhikers"). According to online newspaper the machine is constructed on the basis of seven compact MPV Maxi Life and is designed for travel and camping.In the rear VW Caddy Maxi Tramper built a folding bed, the length of which is two meters and a width of 1.1 meters. Also the novelty has received special blinds on rear Windows. As options for the machine available sunroof, vents with mesh for insect protection semiliteracy cooler, tent, and a set of furniture for a picnic, including a table and two chairs.For Maxi Tramper will be offered two diesel engine with a displacement of 1.9 and 2.0-liter 105 and 150 horsepower, respectively, and 1.6-liter 102 HP petrol motor.The cost of the "tourist" version of the VW Caddy is not yet . . Читать полностью -->

Started taking orders for new cars, Mazda

Started taking orders for new cars, MazdaIt is planned that the sale of these new products will be available only on June 11, however, pre-orders were accepted since the 14th of may. Depending on the type of body (athletic or sedan, drive type and configuration, the prices of new cars ranging from 1 660 000 to 2 678 000 yen.Mazda Axela first generation appeared in 2003; now will go on sale in the second generation of these cars. New items borrowed that was highly appreciated by the buyers of the first generation machines - excellent road quality and stylish appearance. Numerous improvements have allowed even more to improve the characteristics of vehicles, improve environmental performance and to raise the level of security.In the model range Axela second generation featured machines are equipped with the exclusive development of the company - system switching off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop i-stop. This system kiperousa picking 20C, 20S and front-20E. In addition to high environmental performance, new cars also demonstrate economical fuel consumption. Читать полностью -->

Honda has updated the Legend sedan

Honda has updated the Legend sedan At the motor show in South Korea company Honda has unveiled the new sedan Legend, according to network edition Note that the American version of this car, known in the US as the Acura RL, was first shown in February this year at the international motor show in Chicago.Judging by the pictures presented, the novelty has a slightly modified appearance style model Accord. The most notable changes in the design of the car are different headlights and taillights, and a different grille and front bumper.Currently Honda is not released information about its hardware upgraded Legend, but according to the assumptions of some Western publications, one of the engines that will be offered for this machine will be a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 273 horsepower. Will there be in the range of engine 3.7-litre fitted on the American version of the Legend, is not yet known.It is expected that the updated Honda Legend will appear on the European market in the sale by the end of the current year. About the value of the car at the moment is not . Читать полностью -->

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