Continental is on the brink of

Continental is on the brink ofThe crisis has dealt a crushing blow to the tire manufacturer, components and electronics Continental AG. As reported in published financial report of the company for 2008, the Continental loss over the past year amounted to € 1.12 billion (over $1.4 billion). A year earlier, i.e. by the end of 2007, the manufacturer made a profit in the amount of € 1.02 billion (almost $1.3 billion).According to experts, the threat of bankruptcy has never been so real to Continental. The main shareholder of the company - family Scheffler - have already declared that they are ready to sell its stake in Continental, to save from bankruptcy itself and the manufacturer. The only real contender is still French Michelin tire concern. Читать полностью -->

Seat has revealed the first image of the universal Ibiza

Seat has revealed the first image of the universal IbizaOn Friday, the company Seat has published the first official picture of the model Ibiza with the wagon body - ST. According to Dutch edition of Autoweek, to the family of Ibiza, which is now represented by only three - and five-door hatchback, this car will join next year.It is expected that for the wagon Seat Ibiza will be available for new engines, which are not available for hatchbacks, for example, a turbocharged petrol engine volume of 1.2 liter and 1.6-liter diesel. In the rest of the gamma power units will not change for the machines still plans to offer gasoline engines from up to 105 horsepower and diesel engines volume of 1.4 and 1.9 liters. Transmission - "mechanics" and robotized gearbox DSG.According to the representatives of the Seat, more detailed information about the novelty will appear closer to the official premiere of the wagon, but the exact date or name Motorshow, where for the first time plans to show the car, they did not . . Читать полностью -->

Suzuki is SX4 sedan

Suzuki is SX4 sedanWorld premiere of the new car took place at the 77th International motor show in Geneva. The market model will be released in autumn this year.The manufacturer emphasizes the design of the sedan SX4, in particular traditional commitment Suzuki to `high` the roof and, as a consequence, spacious salon. This car, according to the creators, should be successful, as main structural elements obliged popular all over the world Suzuki Swift. The main market for the new model should be Europe, so the designers have tried to consider it European trends in the development of the design.The car is designed to create a feeling of extra space not only due to the high roof, but with the help of rounded shapes of the front console. Landing passengers easy access to the salon and the visibility is optimal, in particular, due to the considerable height of the vehicle, which is 1545 mm Rear sofa is located above the level of the front seats, which should improve the overview of the rear passengers. The overall structure of the sedan inherited from SX4 hatchback, as well as the suspension: front - MacPherson, rear - elastic beam. Читать полностью -->

Hyundai starts selling the updated Sonata

Hyundai starts selling the updated Sonata Hyundai Motor has started selling the new sedan Sonata on the Korean market. Changes in the exterior touched bumpers, front and rear optics and grille. The designers have kept the individual traits of the popular Hyundai Sonata, giving the model more dynamic and elegance.Under the hood the new Hyundai Sonata is now installed more powerful and efficient engine Theta of the second generation. Improved performance was achieved through the introduction of systems with variable inductance and AC system mode timing (on and off valves), both exhaust and inlet channel.In foreign markets the presentation of the new Hyundai Sonata will be held in early 2008, with the technical characteristics of export of cars may vary slightly from the modifications implemented in the market in Korea.carpark.ru09.11.2007. . . Читать полностью -->

In Australia named car of the year - the

In Australia named car of the year - theIn Australia, in the categories `car of the year` and `world green car of 2007`, i30 CRDi from Hyundai received the award CARSguide.In the history of Australia, this is the first precedent when Korean cars became the national car of the year. Hyundai i30 scored 94 points maximum number of points 99. On the 2nd step of the podium got VW Golf GT TSi with two turbochargers, and on the 3rd place was the Mazda2 Maxx, second generation.The jury sat editors and journalists of the Australian media, specializing in automotive subjects. They selected 11 finalists and winners. The evaluation was conducted according to the following criteria: performance, build quality, functionality, safety, innovation, value and quality style.The winner was determined by test - drives, which took place in the city, outside the city, on the road and on the track Goulburn''s Wakefield Park.cardir.ru26.11.2007. . Читать полностью -->

Cadillac BLS shoot with a Bang

Cadillac BLS shoot with a Bang Cadillac introduced its European customers a new sports variant BLS sedan. The main difference from our usual BLS is in the lowered suspension and the dynamic front and rear axle.The interior of the cabin spoiled "winged metal", there are inserts made of wood. To demonstrate further the sport model orientation, the company even refused some items in the cabin, which has to be considered are excessive family and do not meet established sedan. Sports package is available for any model starting from a low-power diesel (kW), up to 2.8-liter engine with 6 cylinders and power in kW.oneauto06.01.2007. . . Читать полностью -->

Pininfarina showed sketches of the new Sintesi concept

Pininfarina showed sketches of the new Sintesi concept Italian Studio Pininfarina automotive S. p.A. presented sketches of a new conceptcar Sintesi that the company is going to show at the Geneva motor show in March.As reported on the official website Sintesi, the car is the direct successor of the previous two concepts - the sports car Maserati Birdcage 75th, introduced in 2005 in Geneva, and the compact hatchback Nido.Sintesi developed by the Department of Pininfarina design (Design Department) headed by Louis Vermeersen (Lowie Vermeersch). According to the creators of the concept, in addition to the refined design it will demonstrate innovative technologies for active safety, compactness and manageability".auto.lenta.ru30.01.2008. . . Читать полностью -->

Europe will get a new Nissan Tiida after Russia

Europe will get a new Nissan Tiida after Russia Nissan plans to start selling new for the Western market car segment `C`, which received the name Tiida, in five European countries - Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain and Portugal in January next year. This machine will appear in dealerships only a few months after its premiere in Russia and Ukraine in October of the current year.Nissan Tiida is available in the body "sedan and five-door hatchback and comes with two petrol engines of 1.6 and 1.8-liter 110 and 126 horsepower, respectively. Also for this machine will be offered and the 1.6-liter 105-strong turbodiesel, which will equip only cars for the European market. About the types of transmission Nissan Tiida are not yet known.This model since June 2007 is already sold in Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.The cost Tiida in Russia will be from 19 to 25 thousand dollars depending on the . . Читать полностью -->

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