General Motors wants to sell up to one million hybrid vehicles per year

General Motors wants to sell up to one million hybrid vehicles per year Opel has announced its plans to release a hybrid version of the Vectra and the next generation Astra, reports Fleet News. By 2007 General Motors plans to sell up to one million hybrid vehicles a year, most of which will be sold on the European market.The head of the GM said that the company continues to actively develop hybrid engines, which will appear on the following seven new models of concern. The manufacturer plans in the future to provide a hybrid plants not only for passenger cars, SUVs and pickups.20.01.2003. . . . Читать полностью -->

Cadillac is the Chinese brand

Cadillac is the Chinese brand Cadillac will become the third model that GM manufactures in China. Today, the Chinese GM factories in Shanghai, which was created on a parity basis with metonymy automakers already collect sedans and minivans Buick and Chevrolet.Chinese Cadillac will launch in 2004. By 2006 power GM should reach full capacity in 736 000 cars per year. China, therefore, will be released on the second position in the production of GM vehicles in the world.The automobile market of China is growing by leaps and bounds. Last year it grew by 60%. Sales of GM, which controls 8.2% of the local market, has added 50%. Читать полностью -->

Will be built in Russia "superadobe"

Will be built in Russia President Vladimir Putin supported the proposals of the recently elected Governor of St. Petersburg Valentina Matvienko on the construction between the two Russian capitals of the new highway, which will run parallel to the existing road and will be free to travel.Workers reacted positively to the initiative of the President. However, in the financing of the project still have questions. Although Vladimir Putin said that the construction of new pipeline will be financed from the state budget, according to experts, without investors when making such a large-scale project is not necessary.Apparently, the construction start date will depend on how soon you will be able to find the money.At the meeting with Valentina Matvienko, St. Petersburg, where he discussed the prospective transport projects, the President said that `understanding of the need for the construction of a modern highway Moscow - Saint-Petersburg the Russian government has`.In fact, highway E-95 does not withstand an existing automobile stream. It passes through major cities Tver and Novgorod the Great, and another 144 smaller settlements (28% of its length falls on the territory of towns and villages), and largely due to occur in localities jams has a very poor throughput.`The most disadvantaged section of the road is in Solnechnogorsk in the day there is up to 100 thousand cars. Читать полностью -->

Mobile TeleSystems - sponsor Sauber Petronas

Mobile TeleSystems - sponsor Sauber Petronas Team Sauber Petronas, announced that the Russian company MTS has become her new sponsor.Advertising company Mobilesatellite will be located on the side pontoons and the form of pilots.The exact amount of the transaction is not reported, but Peter Zauber said that thanks to the support of Red Bull, Credit Suisse and MTS team looks uverennostiu in the future and can build a long-term strategy. Including, to complete the construction of the wind tunnel.2003 will be for team Sauber already the 11th season in Formula 1. The team's pilots became Heinz-Harold Frentzen and Nick Heidfeld. The team presentation will take place today.Car C22, as in recent seasons, will be powered by a Ferrari engine in 2002, which was renamed in Petronas.Last season the team has made significant progress, finishing the season in fourth place13.02.2003. . . Читать полностью -->

American street was named in honor of Toyota

American street was named in honor of Toyota One of the streets of an American city of TORRANCE in California, is named for the Japanese company Toyota. In this city and it is on this street, formerly known as just 195-I, is the headquarters of the American branch of the company sales. The ceremony was attended by the mayor of TORRANCE, representatives of the city authorities and the company's management.The company has chosen TORRANCE back in 1966, and since then have never left it. During this time the company's sales have grown dramatically, now in year Toyota sells in the U.S. 2 million vehicles, and its headquarters has grown to 16 buildings, employing 4,000 people.09.06.2005. . Читать полностью -->

Volkswagen has introduced a new modification of the "beetle

Volkswagen has introduced a new modification of the The German automotive concern Volkswagen presented in Mexico, a new modification of the legendary beetle (beetle), a history spanning almost 70 years, was reported in the press service of the company.The festive events were held in the city of Puebla, where the company's factory.It is planned that by July 30, daily from conveyor Mexican plant will go 53 "beetle" modern series.The final volume of the series - 3000 pieces. The cars in this series will be sold only in Mexico. Their price is 84 thousand pesos, which corresponds to 7000 euros.The last car will not go on sale and will be sent to Germany, in the Museum of concern in the city of Wolfsburg, according to netcity.ru .Recently Wolksvagen invested in its Mexican production of 3.6 billion US dollars. In Puebla already release "bugs" - the descendants of the first legendary model - Volkswagen-new-beetle and Volkswagen-beetle-caprio. These cars are assembled in Mexico, put all countries in the world, - said the press service. In addition, there was going to Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Jetta.The Volkswagen plant in Mexico Puebla began producing Volkswagen beetle in 1967. Читать полностью -->

New details about the BMW M5

New details about the BMW M5 Dealers have already started to accept deposits from customers looking to get a BMW M5 new generation, while the car itself is the last test.Photos that have been done to the photographers in the United States shows that M5 will remain one of his most important signs of the four exhaust pipes. Under the hood of the car will be hiding a 5.5-liter engine capacity of about 550 HP, which may speed up this sportsedan to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds.M5 will get Semichastny sequential SMG box with levers shift in the style of the Williams FW25, which is installed on the engine of BMW.13.01.2004. . . . . Читать полностью -->

Mazda RENESIS is the best engine of the year

Mazda RENESIS is the best engine of the year Engine RENESIS Mazda received in Stuttgart international award `Engine of the year`. This 240-strong unit is placed on the Mazda RX-8. The decision was made 50 jury members from 22 countries. This is the first victory Mazda in this competition. Specifically, Mazda has received three awards - `Best New Engine of 2003`, and two classes of 2.5 - and 3-liter engines.`The engine with the best characteristics` became Mercedes-55 AMG V8. `Most economical` was named the Honda engine is 1.3 IMA. Читать полностью -->

Motorists without `auto citizen` can't go abroad

Motorists without `auto citizen` can't go abroad Representatives of the State customs Committee (SCC) has explained how they will be monitored for the presence of required policies in cross-border car owners, writes today `Kommersant-Daily`.As reported by the publication, head of the Main Department of organization of customs control Anatoly Galaktionov, on June 24, the SCC issued an order ?690, according to which the customs officers at checkpoints will require the drivers insurance car insurance for "simplified procedure of control". If the motorist crossing the border, does not insure its liability, customs officers will make a mark on the identity of temporary importation (in transit), the control documents for the delivery of goods (truck drivers) and customs Declaration (from individuals).Marking will be as follows: "the liability of the owner is subject to insurance". This record will be sealed by the customs officer. According to Mr. Galaktionova, simplified control will operate for about two months. After a transition period, the customs officials will ban motorists who do not have insurance, to cross the border of the Russian Federation."For car owners without insurance will be created conditions for the policy in place," said June 24, the head of Federal customs revenues Elchin Safarov. Читать полностью -->

Not Albers and not Verstappen

Not Albers and not Verstappen Continue to rage assumptions about who is going to take place in the Minardi cars next year. Called a few names of possible candidates for the two empty slots. In the last few weeks there's been a lot of talk that the young Dutchman Christian Albers is being negotiated, and which has even signed the contract, but according to his Manager, his name will not be named tomorrow. "No, not tomorrow. We are very far (for negotiations), and I think he will not be named tomorrow," said Lodewijk Warosu.So, Jos Verstappen? But various sources say that the former pilot Arrows also not to be named. And Warosu the same opinion. Читать полностью -->

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