Mitsubishi produces compact monocab-based Mitsubishi Colt

Mitsubishi produces compact monocab-based Mitsubishi Colt Mitsubishi Motors has launched on the Japanese market sales of the new compact odnoobemnik named Mitsubishi Colt Plus. At the heart of this car is the platform of Mitsubishi Colt, but the novelty has turned more basic models and more features to transform the interior.Overall length Colt Plus about 30 centimeters more than the base model, which has a positive impact on the stock of free space in the rear. The car got a folding rear seat, and system transformation Versatile Cargo Floor. Note also the fact that the increased dimensions of the vehicle resulted in several changes in appearance of the compact MPV. However, the similarity with the base Mitsubishi Colt, of course, survived.Be equipped with the new monocab will be the same engines as the base model. The most affordable will be a 1.5-liter gasoline engine capacity of 105 horsepower. Читать полностью -->

Audi presented a concept crossover

Audi presented a concept crossover At the ongoing Detroit auto show Audi has unveiled its new concept car Audi Allroad Quattro. This car, according to experts, it may well be the prototype of the new crossover, which will replace the Audi A6 Allroad. Moreover, in the conceptual Allroad Quattro lays the platform for the new generation Audi A6.Overall length, the Audi Allroad Quattro is 4,93 m, width 1.89 metres and a height of 1.52 meters, which is 6 inches higher than the Audi A6 Avant wagon. Additional centimeters agreed to increase the ground clearance of the vehicle. In addition, the car is slightly different from the universal right decision the front of the body with large intake and aluminum plate on the front bumper. Other features of style solutions Audi Allroad Quattro can be distinguished as new headlights, based on LEDs, and a huge glass sunroof.In addition, Audi Allroad Quattro has introduced a new chetyrehlitrovy turbo V8 engine, which will soon appear on production models of the Audi brand. Читать полностью -->

Chef Mazda is going to revive the European Ford

Chef Mazda is going to revive the European Ford Lewis BOS (right), who only a year ago, led the Japanese Mazda, now appointed head of the European division of Ford.Barefoot became the President of Ford Europe after 10 days after the previous head of the European branch of the concern Martin Leach resigned.As we previously reported, Leach decided to leave his post after the loss of Ford Europe, despite all efforts, the results of the first half of 2003 exceeded $525 millionIn recent months Leach was subjected to accusations of incompetence in the field of pricing and sales policy, Reuters reports."The future of Ford Europe is very important not only for Ford, but for the Japanese Mazda," - so says a review in Europe Lewis Barefoot.Recall that Ford since 1996 monitors the Japanese automaker on the rights of the largest shareholder. Post L. barefoot after the transition in Ford will take the oldest member of the senior management Mazda with 38 years of experience to Hisakazu Imaki.Source: "Behind the wheel". . . . Читать полностью -->

Ervin added competitors

Ervin added competitors The head of Jordan Grand Prix, Eddie Jordan has announced several candidates for the role of partner Giancarlo of physically. So now Eddie Ervine have to work hard to make the team.Jordan is considering raising two Irish pilots: Ralph Firman and Richard Lyons.Firman this year is a test driver in Formula 1 (command BAR), and Lyons spent the 2002 season of the year in the prestigious Japanese series Formula Nippon and the Japanese GT championship.Director of marketing team, mark Gallagher, confirmed that Jordan considers these pilots along with Arvina, for free, upon termination of the contract, designated Takuma Sato. However, so far no decision: the team is still deciding who they want, an experienced pilot who will earn points, or a newcomer who will push Fiscella work.. . . . Читать полностью -->

4Matic will be available for all station wagons and sedans Mercedes

4Matic will be available for all station wagons and sedans Mercedes After the presentation of the new generation C - and S-class is equipped with the new all-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz 4Matic, the company will equip these systems sedans and station wagons and drugs model series.The 4Matic system consists of a single-stage transfer case is directly associated with a five-speed gearbox, which transfers torque to the front and rear axles in the ratio of 35 to 65. The function of locking differentials accepts electronic traction 4-ETS, which purposefully inhibits one or more spinning wheels and simultaneously transfers the drive torque to the wheels that have better contact with the roadway.. . . . . Читать полностью -->

Vsevolozhsk plant Ford may begin to work in two shifts

Vsevolozhsk plant Ford may begin to work in two shifts Vsevolozhsk plant Ford, swamped with applications from dealers, may begin to work in two shifts. Thus, the automaker expects to liquidate all of the 9000 wanting to buy Focus of the Russian Assembly and bring the plant to full capacity by the beginning of 2004Plant Ford Motor Co. in Vsevolozhsk (Leningrad region ) opened in July 2002, the production Capacity of 25,000 vehicles per year. Now the plant produces the Ford Focus. The project cost about $150 millionFor the second half of 2002, the plant produced 3,600 cars, and in the first quarter of 2003 - 2300 cars.Yesterday Ford announced that Vsevolozhsk plant may be operated in two shifts. According to the press-Secretary of the factory Katherine Kulinenko, the number of employees in the month of may will double - up to 11 000. Читать полностью -->

Descended from the conveyor 200-seat Saab

Descended from the conveyor 200-seat Saab On the Austrian plant GM rolled off a two convertible Saab Convertible.Saab began to develop this direction a long time ago, back in 1950, but the first convertible Sixten Sason never came down from drawings to production. The first `materialized` Saab Sonett 1 was released in 1956 only six instances. Another prototype appeared in 1965, but only at the exhibition in Frankfurt in 1983 was presented Saab 900 Convertible, which was almost ready for series production.After three years in Finland for the U.S. market were made up to 400 cars. They were sold out almost instantly, as well as model next year, which were ordered before the start of production. The best year for 900 Convertible was 1997, when it was collected 100,000 cars.The first version of the 9-3 was introduced in 1998, and two years this model has become the best selling in its class, with sales 18.741 units.Source: www.autonews.ru01.09.2003. Читать полностью -->

The third transport ring will be fully open to traffic by the end of the year

The third transport ring will be fully open to traffic by the end of the year In December of this year will put the final stretch of highway construction in Lefortovo tunnel deep under the surface), which will open to traffic the Third transport ring, said Avtotransinfo.The project of a tunnel deep under the surface of the Third transport ring is designed to bypass the historical part Lefortovo and provides for the restoration of the historic German settlement, along with the performance improvement along the entire route of the vehicles. In the area of passage of the tunnel were scheduled for dismantling of residential and public buildings and facilities. In residential buildings today, the resettlement of residents completed, they now have new apartments.During construction of the tunnel will be built laboratory building of the Moscow state technical University named after Bauman, four-storey administrative complex and kindergarten for the Military University and is a new hostel with a polyclinic for higher educational institutions of the Ministry of defense of Russia.In an unusually long not only for Moscow, but for Russian roads tunnel, used the best world achievements to ensure the safety of motorists. As reported by Yuri Luzhkov, along with emergency doors, spaced every 100 meters in the tunnel are equipped with ventilation systems, fire extinguishing and pozharooopasny.11.06.2003. . . Читать полностью -->

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