Ford wants to increase U.S. sales by European models

Ford wants to increase U.S. sales by European models Ford plans to start selling in the U.S. their successful European models. In an interview with Automotive News, the President of Ford Alan Myulalli stated that "the possibility of these cars in the USA is quite high.According to Myulalli, we are talking about such models as the MPV S-Max, recognised by the European car of the year 2007, the Transit van and a Ford Mondeo. Now all these machines are manufactured and sold outside the United States.As previously reported, the year 2006 was for the American branch of Ford's most unsuccessful in the history of the automotive industry. The company has significantly reduced the number of sales and the net loss amounted to a record of 12.7 billion dollars.The European branch of Ford, by contrast, ended 2006 with a profit of $ 469 million. Читать полностью -->

Quattroporte showed his face

Quattroporte showed his face Maserati continues to work on the new Quattroporte. Spies managed to shoot the car with almost no camouflage in Modena, Italy.The current generation model has been on the market since 2004. The new machine has repeatedly been noticed during the test drive. The Italians changed the front of the sedan: updated optics, set lower bumper and grille. Unfortunately, the paparazzi were able to capture only the front part of the body.Quattroporte will compete with the Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide. The new generation of the car will be available no earlier than 2012, according to World car Fans.auto.utro.ru26.05.2008. Читать полностью -->

Ford prepares three versions of the new 1.6-liter turbo

Ford prepares three versions of the new 1.6-liter turbo The new 1.6-litre petrol motor company Ford series EcoBoost equipped with direct fuel injection and turbocharging, will be offered in three different capacities: 130, 150 and 180 horsepower. According to Dutch edition of AutoWeek, on production cars, this engine will appear in next year.According to representatives of Ford motors line of EcoBoost combines direct injection and turbocharger allow comparison with the usual "atmospherically" the same power to improve fuel efficiency by 20 percent and 15 percent reduction of CO2 emissions. As previously reported, the new 1.6-liter engine will be offered for Ford Fiesta, Focus, C-Max, Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy.Note that in the range of EcoBoost engines also present a six-cylinder unit with two turbochargers. Its capacity amounts to 355 horsepower, and fuel consumption by 10-15 percent less than that of similar power aspirated V8 4.6 liters other manufacturers. This motor is mounted on the crossovers Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT, as well as on the sedan and Lincoln MKS. In addition, in the near future are expected to be two-liter EcoBoost with a capacity of 275 horsepower.auto.lenta.ru24.06.2009. Читать полностью -->

Named by the date of the beginning of Russian sales of the new Lancer

Named by the date of the beginning of Russian sales of the new LancerThe official distributor of Mitsubishi in Russia presented the tenth generation of sportsedan Lancer Evolution, writes St. Petersburg.ru.The car comes with a new two-liter turbocharged engine producing 295 HP and a maximum torque of 405 Nm. Russian fans of the brand will be available with five-speed manual gearbox and a new six-speed automated manual transmission Twin Clutch SST.The official presentation of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X will be held in April. But orders for the new dealer will be adopted in March, and in the sale of the car will go in the summer. How much will it cost sportsedan, not yet reported.auto.utro.ru19.01.2008. . Читать полностью -->

Audi TT RS undergoing road tests - Car

Audi TT RS undergoing road tests - CarThe most powerful modification of the new coupe Audi TT, which will receive the name of the TT RS and which should appear on the market either in 2007 or in 2008, now has already started road testing. Moreover, according to some sources, the new product can be released in two versions - civil TT S, with an engine capacity of about 280 horsepower, and "extreme", with engine capacity of about 350-360 HP.The first modification, TT's, will be equipped with a modified engine from the Audi S3 is a two-liter gasoline turbo engine, whose power is assumed to increase from 260 to 280 horsepower. This car will be equipped with all-wheel drive and will be able to accelerate from zero to hundred kilometers per hour approximately 5.3 seconds.Second, the most powerful version of the Audi TT RS, according to some information, get the V6 engine displacement 3.6 liters - improved version of the already famous 250-horsepower 3.2-liter motor. However the capacity of the new unit is expected to bring up to 350-360 HP that will make Audi coupe serious competitor to the BMW Z4 M Coupe and Porsche Cayman S.While both cars will be equipped with the upgraded suspension, more powerful brakes, as well as get sports seats and new interior trim in sporty style. According to some reports, the Audi TT RS in Europe will cost from $ 75 thousand.auto.lenta.ru30.10.2006. . Читать полностью -->

In Moscow appeared first high-speed low-floor tram

In Moscow appeared first high-speed low-floor tram This unusual tram was ordered to provide rolling stock planned in the capital of streetcar routes.In the future, in Moscow it is planned to build a streetcar line to connect remote from Central stations radial branches of the subway. The first speed tram line should appear in the South-East of Moscow along the highway of Enthusiasts. It will connect the metro station `Ploshchad Ilyicha` and `Novogireevo`.Three car is equipped with two cabins governance and doors on both sides, as in subway trains. In the cabin of the new tram height which is only 20 cm, is a special padded seat 58 places, instead of 30 in the usual trams Kolessa in the capital today. Also the new car is equipped with two lifts for boarding and disembarkation of persons with disabilities in wheelchairs.When riding this tram is virtually silent and is able to accelerate on the straights up to 40 km/h, with a maximum nameplate 65 km/h Instead of rear view mirrors on the car there are a tiny video camera, the image from which the operator sees on a special screen.Test results of the new tram will take a decision on the possibility of using this type of trains on the routes Moscow. As for the prices, while the representatives of the plant not known, however, promise that the new tram will be 2-3 times cheaper canadian and Czech competitors.The new trams will be tested on the 10th route Krasnopresnenskaya tram depot street between Tallinn and metro station `Shchukin` since September 2006.autonet.ru26.08.2006. Читать полностью -->

Updated Hyundai Elantra will appear at the Beijing auto show

Updated Hyundai Elantra will appear at the Beijing auto showNext week at the Beijing auto show South Korean automaker Hyundai will present an updated model Elantra.External differences from its predecessor is the new front, very similar to the model Acura CL/TL. Behind the main change in the new lights. Beauty Hyundai Elantra practically remained unchanged.carpark.ru12.04.2008. . . . Читать полностью -->

Americans no longer love Infinity

Americans no longer love Infinity Falling demand for cars Infinity in the US have forced Nissan to reduce the production of this model.According to a representative of Nissan Motor plant in Tochigi (Japan) will reduce the volume of the release of Infinity by about 10 thousand units.According to Bloomberg, sales of the brand Infinity in the first eight months of 2008 decreased by 1.7%avto.ru26.09.2008. . . . . . Читать полностью -->

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