Toyota 8 years concealed the truth about the faulty machines

Toyota 8 years concealed the truth about the faulty machines Three employees of Toyota prosecuted for that for 8 years concealed the truth about the faulty cars and did not conduct their review, despite arriving messages about accidents.In 1996 the company received the first five complaints on faulty steering for Toyota Hilux Surf, but then no response was made, because, according to Toyota, "the problems arose only when intensive steering while Parking". In August 2004 due to a similar failure of the steering mechanism was a major car accident, which injured five people, and only 330 000 Hilux Surf SUV were withdrawn, and later passed and a global recall of 1.2 million vehicles in over 180 countries.However, for the period from 1996 to 2004, accidents continued to occur, and no reaction to them was not.Three employees of Toyota, two of whom still work for the company, was responsible for the quality of the products in the specified period. Against them criminal case and started investigation.autonews.ru13.07.2006. . . . Читать полностью -->

Disassembly in the commune of Le Chambon-sur-Lac

Disassembly in the commune of Le Chambon-sur-Lac Frenchman Lionel Regal (Reynard 1 KL Nippon F3000) won the race Mont Dore 2008 on the home track in Le Chambon-sur-Lac in the framework of the European Championship in mountain racing.The tenth stage of the European championship in mountain racing one of the most picturesque in the calendar of the FIA European Hill Climb Championship 2008 and extremely popular with the pilots. Race Course de Cote du Mont Dore was held for the 48th time and gathered more than 250 teams. The racing fans were given the unique opportunity to see in action on the same track a variety of brands of sports cars from rally cars class Production to car series Grand Touring and formula monoposto.Before the race participants had the task to show the best time of the two races at 5-km route from the village Moneaux in the town of Chambon-sur-lac to pass Croix Saint Robert at the height of 1.451 m above sea level (elevation 377 meters). The French track is very technical (40 turns) that require riders of the highest skill of piloting. Very often the fate of the champion is decided here.Hope the French fans were associated with three-time champion of France Lionel Regalim acting Categories-2 (prototypes and formula bolides) on Reynard 1 KL Formula Nippon (group D/E). And Lionel perfectly coped with the task, reabilitirovalis over the last year losing and gaining on the home track sixth victory of the season in 2008. Читать полностью -->

Czech police has remained faithful to the Czech machines

Czech police has remained faithful to the Czech machines Skoda has won the tender for the supply of from 2.8 to 3.5 thousand vehicles for the Czech police.As reported by Reuters, the police of the Czech automaker will bring about 1.1 billion kroons (about 68 million US dollars). The final signing of the contract will last until 2011, to be held in July.According to the Czech press, the owner of Skoda - Volkswagen - was in second place, offering their cars for 1.4 billion kroons. The third position in the tender took the French company Renault, which required two billion crowns for their carsauto.lenta.ru17.05.2008. . . . Читать полностью -->

The jury World Car Of The Year recognized BMW 3-Series best

The jury World Car Of The Year recognized BMW 3-Series best BMW 3-Series was named "Car of the year" by the international competition World Car Of The Year. The results of the competition were announced on Thursday at the motor show in new York. In addition to BMW in the top three finalists entered Mazda MX-5 and Porsche Cayman S.The jury also awarded special ranks: the best sports car was the Porsche Cayman S, the green was recognized as the Honda Civic Hybrid, and the prize for the best design received Citroen C4.Competition WCOTY is carried out Midway Group. For the first time this competition was held last year the winner was the Audi A6. Best car determined by the jury, which included several journalists from Europe, Asia and North America and Russia. The final competition in new York completes the season of car shows, which will start again this fall.The ribbon.ru16.04.2006. Читать полностью -->

The launch of the new generation Volkswagen Golf deferred for a year - the

The launch of the new generation Volkswagen Golf deferred for a year - theVolkswagen, the world's fourth largest automaker in the world, lays before the end of 2008 the launch of a new generation of Golf cars. This was stated in an interview with Ulrich Hackenberg, head of research and development of the company. Thus he confirmed the message that appeared previously in the German media, reports (C) Reuters. "The current model sold so well that the time factor now has no pressure on us," said U. Hackenberg.Meanwhile, according to German media, the timing of the launch of the new model, which was originally planned for the spring of 2008, were postponed because of the need to make some small changes to the design, as urged the new Executive Director of the VW Martin Winterkorn.The current generation of compact Volkswagen Golf - fifth. Since 1974, was released more than 25 million cars of this model, making it the best-selling the Volkswagen and the third by sales in the world (the first two places are owned Toyota Corolla and Ford F-Series).autonews.ru23.04.2007. Читать полностью -->

AvtoVAZ announced a design contest

AvtoVAZ announced a design contest AvtoVAZ announced the all-Russia competition of young designers among students of specialized universities.The winner will receive a unique opportunity to see his project not only in drawings and sketches, but also made in the form of a life-size model. The chief designer of OJSC "AVTOVAZ" Eugeniy Lobanov told reporters that the competition will be admitted students of Russian universities have a Department of transport design only in the country of such institutions about ten.Technical specifications widely: it can be variations on the theme of classical models of vases, and promising developments, such as electric cars or cars on hydrogen fuel.The jury consists of leading designers Togliatti plant. The project-the winner will be implemented by the control design of cars NTC demonstration of full-size pattern. It is expected that this model will be on display at car dealerships, and other car shows.avtorinok.ru18.07.2006. . . Читать полностью -->

American tuner designs rival the Bugatti Veyron

American tuner designs rival the Bugatti Veyron American tuning house Hennessey Performance Engineering, known for its heavy duty version of the Dodge Viper, is planning over the next few years to present his 1000-strong car, which will compete with one of the most powerful and fastest production vehicles in the world - the Bugatti Veyron. It is reported by site with reference to the statement of the company founder, John Hennessey Hennessey (John Hennessey).According to him, the new rear-wheel drive supercar will receive a mid-engined layout and will be equipped with an 8.5-litre petrol engine with two turbines with a capacity of 1000 horsepower that only one horsepower less than the Veyron. The motor of this supercar will be equipped with a sequential gearbox. John Hennessy also clarified that the new car will get very low coefficient of drag and will weigh on 363 kilograms less than the most famous tuning version of the Viper, developed Hennessey - Venom.When it can receive a new car and how much this car will cost Hennessy is not reported.lenta.ru01.11.2007. . . Читать полностью -->

"Environmentally friendly" Kia CEE'd will appear in the 2009

The South Korean company Kia plans in December of next year to launch the serial production of "environmentally friendly" the modification of the model CEE'd, which will be created based on the conceptual car eco_cee'd, first presented at the last Frankfurt motor show. Eco-friendly version will be offered for the whole family this machine, consisting of a station wagon, and two hatchbacks three - and five-door. Sale serial Kia eco_cee'd will start in early 2009.As a concept, serial Kia eco_cee'd will be equipped with an upgraded 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine produces 115 horsepower, which will be aggregated with a six-speed manual transmission. Average fuel consumption per hundred kilometers this car will be about 3.9 liters and CO2 emissions will not exceed 104 grams per kilometre, which, compared with basic CEE'd, less than 17 and 8.4 percent, respectively.In addition, environmentally friendly Kia CEE'd will get a new system with Stop&Go, which will be independently turn off the engine when the vehicle is not moving, and after pressing the clutch pedal to start it again. Also from the basic version of this machine will be different, improved aerodynamics and a lower drag coefficient (from 0.33 to 0.29), and special 17-inch wheels with Michelin tires with low rolling resistance . Читать полностью -->

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