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 -->

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