The car market of Russia came in 4th place in Europe

The car market of Russia came in 4th place in Europe According to the results of sales of new passenger cars in April, Russia ranked fourth in Europe, having 135 733 machine (-53% compared with April 2008 - CarPark), and thus rising one step compared to the previous month, according to `AUTOSTAT`.The undisputed leader is still Germany, where in April sales increased by 19.4% (379 626 cars), compared with April of last year. In second place is Italy - 188 406 cars (-7,5%), the third France - 184 475 cars (-7,1%). The UK has fallen to fifth place - 133 475 cars (-24%).carpark.ru14.05.2009. . . . Читать полностью -->

Opel has started testing the new Meriva

Opel has started testing the new MerivaThe Opel company has started testing in cold climates, the first copies of a new generation of Meriva compact MPV. This is evidenced by the spy photos taken on a closed test polygons in the North of Finland and published network edition Worldcarfans. Recall that a concept version of this car was presented at the Geneva international motor show.To distinguish the features of appearance camouflaged car pretty hard, but we can already see that the serial version of the Meriva will receive is similar to the prototype grille and headlamps style updated Zafira. According to Worldcarfans website, product version novelties will also get swing doors, which were first shown in concept caret and can be opened to each other at an angle up to 90 degrees.It is expected that the sale of the new generation Opel Meriva will be available in summer . . Читать полностью -->

MINI Cabrio will present in Moscow England

MINI Cabrio will present in Moscow England In June, in the heart of Moscow, will host a presentation of the summer car is a new MINI Cabrio. Visitors will be able to sit behind the wheel of a convertible, handsome, and the most daring professional stylist team MINI will make a unique hair style MINI Cabrio.The new MINI Cabrio will be one of the main actors at the festival `Anglomania`, which will be held in the garden `the Hermitage`. For two days he will turn into English `Hyde Park`, `Oxford` and `Covent garden`. Here you can see a unique exhibition of archival photographs, through which guests can plunge into the stylish semi-centennial history of Britain, to see the first models and even the sketches made by the Creator of the MINI, sir Alec Issigonis.carpark.ru26.05.2009. . . Читать полностью -->

Wagon Opel Insignia will present in Paris

Wagon Opel Insignia will present in Paris The company Opel released pictures of a new modification of Opel Insignia is a station wagon, which was called Insignia Sport Tourer. World debut of new items will be held in early October at the Paris motor show, and its European sales will begin in the spring of next year.Based Insignia Sport Tourer is based on the same platform as the Insignia sedan. Moreover, the dimensions wheelbase remained unchanged (2,74 m), while overall length has grown by 80 millimeters (to 4,91 m) due to the longer rear overhang. The capacity of the Luggage compartment - 540 litres with raised rear seats.Station wagon can be ordered FlexRide adaptive suspension with an electronically dampers and a system that allows you to change the sensitivity of the steering and the gas pedal. In addition, for a Sport Tourer will be available with all-wheel drive system (a similar system XWD Saab), traffic sign detection and adaptive headlights.To produce Opel Insignia Sport Tourer will be at the plant in russelheim. Prices for the novelty has not yet been Читать полностью -->

Mazda showed the ring prototype with rotary motor

Mazda showed the ring prototype with rotary motor Mazda has extended the first information about his concept of the caret Furai, which will be officially presented in January at the auto show in Detroit. This new product is built on the chassis of a real racing car Courage C65 participating in the ALMS series, and is equipped with a rotary engine of 450 horsepower running on E100 ethanol.Mazda Furai, whose name translates from Japanese as "the sound of the wind", appeared in honor of a racing prototype that won the 24 hours race of Le Mans in 1991. Moreover, the experimental car is functional - it was developed by the American design Studio Mazda with the direct participation of well-known manufacturer of sports cars Swift Engineering. Presentation Furai arranged on a race track Laguna Seca with the famous racer, game Bach (Jamie Bach) behind the wheel.According to the developers, the Furai is so sophisticated aerodynamics of this car "at least now you can put on a race track. "The Golden mean between form and functionality," - these words describe the concept car Mazda head of Swift Engineering Mike the page.Recall that during the development of the Mazda Furai designers of the Japanese company also wanted to show the direction in which it will be in the coming years will be to develop the design of the sports models of the . Читать полностью -->

Special Fiesta on the 30th anniversary

Special Fiesta on the 30th anniversaryTo celebrate 30 years of successful existence in the market model Fiesta Zetec S, which is very fond of the British, Ford has prepared a special series called Zetec S `Anniversary`.Anniversary edition, which is limited to 400 cars, has a unique bright yellow color. The car is decorated with spoiler and side mirrors painted in black. The salon will meet variegated upholstery, leather seats and velour floor mats. Scale devices Zetec S Anniversary decorated in silver color.Cars limited edition is equipped with the 1.6-liter engine producing 100 HP, borrowed from the production model.The special edition will go on sale in the UK in March.CarClub.ru07.02.2007. . . Читать полностью -->

The company Fiat has increased its production volume model 500

The company Fiat has increased its production volume model 500 The company Fiat in connection with the constantly increasing in major European markets, demand for small cars increased production model 500 to 200 thousand copies a year. It is reported by Automotive News, citing a statement by the head of the Italian concern Sergio Marchionne (Sergio Machionne).Recall that the original Fiat planned to produce annually about 60 thousand copies of the 500 hatchback, but by mid-2007 due to the overwhelming demand for new production had to be increased to 140 thousand pieces. At the moment, the Italian brand has already received about 230 thousand orders for the Fiat 500, which has received since July last year to June 2008. According to some experts, in total this year will be sold to about 195 thousand copies of this model.Note that the Premier Fiat 500 was held last year. The hatchback is offered with 69 - and 100-strong petrol engines of 1.2 and 1.4-litre, and with a 75-horsepower turbodiesel. On the European market price of the hatchback is from 10 thousand to 900 14 800 thousand Читать полностью -->

In the United States announced the contenders for the title of "Car of the year" - the

In the United States announced the contenders for the title of On Thursday, the organizers of the contest "the North American passenger car and SUV of the year" (North American Car and Truck of The Year) has announced the list of six machines-finalists, who were selected from 26 applicants. In the finals came: Chevrolet Malibu, Cadillac CTS, Honda Accord, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, Buick Enclave and Mazda CX-9.In the next stage of the competition jury, consisting of 47 journalists of the major automotive publications, will hold the final vote, ahead of the two winners - one among SUVs and one among passenger cars. Each member of the jury can put machines in total 25 points, but to give their all for any one car. Maximum score - 10 points - can only be set once.Winners will be announced at the motor show in Detroit, which opens in early January next year. Last year the competition was won by cars Saturn Aura and Chevrolet . Читать полностью -->

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