Toyota is increasing production in France

Toyota is increasing production in France Toyota is increasing production at its Assembly plant in Valencia and at the plant, producing engines. In addition, the company has hired 300 additional workers.Previously, the plant capacity was 150,000 cars a year, now 185.000. Plant engines, which started in April 2002, the following year will produce 150.000 petrol and 30,000 turbo.In 2004, Toyota plans to produce at its European plants (they are located in the UK, France, Poland and Turkey) for more than half a million cars, 830 thousand engines and 550 thousand transmissions.. . . . Читать полностью -->

"Charged" Lexus IS passing

Specialists of the Japanese company Lexus has started a test run of the future "charged" modification of the newest sedan Lexus IS. Spy photos of the test prototypes, the development of which are on the track at the Nurburgring were published by The Car Connection.As we wrote earlier, "hot" Lexus IS will be named IS460 or IS500, and will have a 4.6-liter V8 engine with 400 horsepower. This power will allow future new product to compete with the BMW M3, Audi RS4 and Mercedes C-Class AMG. According to preliminary information, the fastest Lexus IS will be able to accelerate to a hundred kilometers per hour in less than six seconds.Traditionally, the car will be different from the base version is a little different, more sporty appearance, upgraded suspension and brakes. Premiere car scheduled for 2006.16.06.2005. . Читать полностью -->

Car sales in Europe fell sharply, suffered Fiat and VW

Car sales in Europe fell sharply, suffered Fiat and VW The number of sales of new vehicles in April in Western Europe fell sharply , while the indices of the European automakers decreased, while their Asian competitors increased sales, said automobile manufacturers ' Association ACEA on Thursday.ACEA, the headquarters of which is located in Brussels, said that the number of registrations of new cars in the region fell by 6.5 percent compared with April of last year to 1.2 million vehicles, while the number of cars sold during the first four months of the current year amounted to 5,02 million, which is 3.4% less than a year ago."This is mainly due to two factors: the impact on the General economic situation of the military action in Iraq, and the fact that the Easter holidays this year fell on April, not March, as last year, which complicates the comparison of these figures," said ACEA.Most suffered from reduced sales in April, the largest European automaker Volkswagen, whose sales fell by almost 11 percent in April, the Italian automotive giant Fiat, sold this year to 13 percent less than in the past.The only European brands, whose sales grew, became Citroen belonging to the group PSA Peugeot-Citroen manufactured by BMW Mini and Smart DaimlerChrysler company's.Japanese and Korean automakers continued to increase its share on the European market, most car brands from Asia increased sales in April. At the same time, sales of American giants General Motors and Ford declined.Most analysts forecast a decline in sales in the European automotive market in 2003, at least two percent due to the weak economy and declining consumer confidence.16.05.2003. . . . . Читать полностью -->

Covini C6W

Covini C6W Representatives of the Italian company Covini confirmed at the Geneva motor show they will present a unique 6-wheeled car called the Covini C6W.Interestingly, the back is, as usual, only two 20-inch wheels, but the front four of those (though they have a dimension of 15 inches). According to the creators of the Covini C6W, this design will allow the car much better `keep the road` and will significantly reduce the risk of skidding. Yes and safety of the driver and passenger when this layout will be much higher.In motion Covini C6W will lead 4.2-liter engine with 380 HP, allowing the car to accelerate to 300 km/h. By the way, drive the car will be rear. Estimated price Covini C6W - $165 000, informs km.ru28.01.2004. . Читать полностью -->

Details about Land Rover Discovery next generation of

Details about Land Rover Discovery next generation of The current generation of Land Rover Discovery made since 1998, and will be replaced next year.On spy pictures you can see that Disco almost lost the brightest parts in their design of the `rungs` of the roof above the rear seats. Built on a new platform T5, the beginner will grow in length and wheelbase, but will decrease the width and height.Facilities will be built in the style of van, which will provide ample opportunities for transformation. In addition, according to some, the Land Rover Discovery borrow the Range Rover suspension parts.Naturally, the car will retain permanent four-wheel drive, in addition, will receive three new dinatale: 4.2-liter V8 engine, the 2.7-litre turbodiesel V6 and later 4-liter V6.22.07.2003. . . . Читать полностью -->

M. Kasyanov has postponed the increase of the duties on foreign cars

M. Kasyanov has postponed the increase of the duties on foreign cars The Prime Minister has again upset autolube, according to the newspaper "Vedomosti". M. Kasyanov was sent back for revision, the draft decree prepared by the Ministry of industry and science and the Ministry of economic development, higher duties on foreign cars aged three to seven years. As stated in the `statements` Deputy head of the government apparatus Alexei Volin, "the proposed government system of payment of customs duties by individuals was confusing, it did not provide equalization of conditions for private customers and companies.". . Читать полностью -->

Pagani Zonda gets 600 HP motor

Pagani Zonda gets 600 HP motor At the auto show in Geneva, the company Pagani will introduce a new, more powerful version of its supercar Zonda, got forced to 602 horsepower V12 engine displacement of 7.3-liter. The final design of the motor, previously giving out 555 horsepower, was engaged in Studio AMG. The maximum torque of this engine is nm, and from zero to hundred kilometers per hour Pagani Zonda F is accelerated for 3.6 seconds. Acceleration from zero to 200 miles per hour new spending of 9.8 seconds, and its maximum speed reaches 345 miles per hour. Comes with motor, six-speed transmission.Changes compared to the base version, the Pagani Zonda F is not so much. The novelty was two inches longer due to the increased rear overhang with large air intakes and spoiler, as well as one centimeter above. Читать полностью -->

BMW X3 won the Alcan Winter Rally

BMW X3 won the Alcan Winter Rally Two cars BMW X3 won first and second place in the coldest and longest rally in the world - Alcan Winter Rally.The race began in Seattle on February 18, machines were 8050 km and graduated in Alaska on February 26. In the rally included driving on ice, and overcoming the snowy hills. BMW first place, led to the victory of Ronald Ahrens magazine Automobile Magazine and co-driver Peter Schneider.The second car led chief editor of Roundel Satch Carlson. Just race involved three BMW, but the third, at the wheel which was Mike Miller from Bimmer magazine Magazine, were not included in the three winners. Both the BMW X3 has taken a leading position from the start of the rally, and never for eight days is not inferior to the other participants in the race.09.03.2004. . Читать полностью -->

Minardi test PS04B

Minardi test PS04B Yesterday at the circuit Santamonica in Misano (Italy) team Minardi trial tests of his car 2004 - PS04B. According to representatives of the team, the new car is an evolutionary version of last year's car PS03.The session was held at a cool and Sunny weather. Driving a new car was the Hungarian driver Zsolt Baumgartner. He drove 64 circle (259.8 miles) without significant technical problems. The best time Baumgartner lap - 1:11.080. This in 2.5 sec faster than the best result shown here machines Minardi in the previous team's arrival in Misano (2002)."The test was very successful," said Baumgartner. Читать полностью -->

Atelier Wolf proposed a tuning package for the new Ford Focus

Atelier Wolf proposed a tuning package for the new Ford Focus On opening in the next few days the motor show in Essen tuning shop Wolf will represent one of the first tuning package for the completion of the new generation model Ford Focus. And yet, according to tradition, the company has decided to modify only the exterior of the car, leaving the upgrading of technical stuffing a later date.Outwardly Ford Focus from Wolf is easily recognized by the aggressive front spoiler with many slots and vents, new thresholds of the body and a new rear spoiler. In addition, the Studio offers a small pads on the rear pillars that give the car a more sporting look.Traditionally, customers Wolf can choose and new wheels from a range of models, dimensions from 16 to 19 inches. The new package includes also the kit has been lowered by 30 millimeters suspension and a new exhaust system with a custom sound and two 76-mm exhaust pipes.For the interior of a Wolf while only offers a new knob of the gear lever, a set of aluminum plates on the pedals and aluminum as a recreation space for the left leg.Note also that all the details of the package can be purchased separately.25.11.2004. . . Читать полностью -->

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