Touareg 2 will go on rally

Touareg 2 will go on rallyFor anybody not a secret that the famous rally-race Paris-Dakar is no longer organized in Dakar. Because of the increased danger in the desert, it was decided to move the venue on the Peninsula of Baja, Mexico, the geographical extension of the southern California.Volkswagen decided to hold the next event at the highest level. As a new racer in the class Trophy Truck will be VW Touareg 2. Moreover, the racing version of this model will be equipped with a "clean" 5.5-liter V12 turbodiesel. The power of this engine produces 550 horsepower.Company representatives stated that they have a more than ambitious plans for the upcoming rally.Incidentally, the new Touareg 2 Trophy Truck presented at the motor show in Los Angeles, which started today and will last until November . Читать полностью -->

Honda announced plans for the coming years

Honda announced plans for the coming years In a press release, Honda says that in the coming years will be to develop all three areas of activity - manufacture of motor vehicles, motorcycles and household and industrial equipment.In addition, it will be noticeably improved production efficiency. To strengthen and expand its position in other countries are going to run the factories for the production of alternative bio-fuel (alcohol) and solar panels.Also will increase the productivity of plants for the production of cars and motorcycles in China, Brazil, Pakistan and the Philippines. And in Japan, Canada, India and Vietnam will be built new businesses.drom.ru21.12.2006. . . . Читать полностью -->

The Europeans offered the company Kwik-Fit more than the Japanese

The Europeans offered the company Kwik-Fit more than the JapaneseBritish investment company CVC sells network Kwik-Fit European investment firm PAI for $ 1.5 billion (800 million pounds) together with the debts of the manufacturer.Kwik-Fit Europe's largest independent company for the production of spare parts and servicing of vehicles with more than 1.900 points in France, UK and Germany.Among the potential buyers were Japanese Bridgestone and the American company Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.The company CVC purchased a chain Kwik-Fit in 1999 at the Ford Motor Co., leaving him with a 19 percent share. Another 11% belonged to the leadership of Kwik-Fit and the rest CVC. Now the company PAI bought 100% of shares.27.06.2005. . . . Читать полностью -->

Ford will present at SEMA 9 tuning crossover

Ford will present at SEMA 9 tuning crossover After increasing sales of crossovers in the past year, 52%, Ford decided to prepare for the SEMA auto show in Las Vegas just nine modified crossovers. One of the most interesting models will be recovered and subjected to tuning Ford F-Series 1951 (on the picture), the engine which now is `charged` a 4.6 liter V8 engine and the cabin is equipped with sports seats and high-quality audio system Alpine.Other news: Ford Edge by MRT-Direct, Lincoln MKX by Barry's Speed Shop, FMS Escape, Ford F-150 by K Daddyz Kustoms, Ford F-150 by ATS Design, F-150 FX-2 Sport, Urban Rider Expedition, DeBerti Lincoln Navigator L. don't forget about prepared several versions of the Ford Focus.carpark.ru23.10.2007. . . . Читать полностью -->

The Russian car industry is waiting for mass layoffs

The Russian car industry is waiting for mass layoffs Until mid-2009 will be fired about 50 000 people employed in the Russian automotive industry. Who will be able to keep the working place will receive 30-40% less, said today Deputy Chairman of trade Union of automobile and agricultural machinery of the Russian Federation Victor Gorenkov reports `Interfax`.He also noted that trade unions `will not just observe what is happening`, and will take a number of steps. Gorenkov named no specific plans and timelines for their implementation.carpark.ru11.03.2009. . . . Читать полностью -->

Global sales of Saab grew by 11% Hire

Global sales of Saab grew by 11% HireGlobal sales of Saab cars increased by 11%. From January to June this year it sold 70 846 cars. The main consumers are the Americans who bought 17 274 auto, and the British added to its fleet of 14 873 by Saab. In Sweden also very popular environmentally friendly Saab 9-5 Biopower.This positive sales trend has surprised many who did not believe in the future of Saab as part of General Motors. However, the new strategy developed by Americans, based on the return to the Swedish tradition of automotive design, having a direct impact on sales.The audience was presented a new concept car Aero-X, vljubivshis in itself as motorists Sweden and many other countries. Now, the company is developing a new lineup.Source autonews.ru11.07.2006. Читать полностью -->

Line of Mercedes SL will be a budget version

Line of Mercedes SL will be a budget version Line modifications updated Roadster Mercedes-Benz SL, world debut which will take place in the framework of the Geneva motor show in March, will be the "budget" version SL280 with six-cylinder petrol engine with a capacity of 231 horsepower. Up to this point the most affordable option was a machine with a 3.5-liter "six".In the range of "charged" versions of SL will also result in small changes. Version SL55 AMG, which was fitted with a compressor "eight", will relinquish its seat SL63 AMG 6.2-litre naturally-aspirated engine, and a top modification Roadster will still be equipped with 12-cylinder engine with two turbochargers.Sales of the updated Mercedes-Benz SL in Europe will start on 5 April of the current year, and in America - closer to the summer. However, modification SL280 will not be available in all markets: for example, in the UK and USA such a machine to put not . . Читать полностью -->

Toyota and Isuzu together will release a new diesel

Toyota and Isuzu together will release a new dieselJapanese automakers Toyota and Isuzu are going to release a diesel powertrain joint development. Detailed technical information about the new product will be published next month, but it is now known that the engine will meet all the standards of the European environmental certificate "Euro-5".The working volume of the engine is 1.6 - 1.8 liters. Protocol compliance is ensured, including through the installation of a new system of neutralization of exhaust gases.The management of both companies expect that the volume of production of new diesel engines will be up to two hundred thousand. The motors will be designed for the European models of Toyota, writes At the moment the final decision about the place of production not: if it is done in Europe - in Poland, if in Japan on Hokkaido.After the release of this diesel generator set new stage in joint ventures engineers Japanese manufacturers will be to develop another diesel for use in the composition of the hybrid power plant.cardir.ru16.07.2007. . Читать полностью -->

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