Toyota is the main premiere of the year - the

Toyota is the main premiere of the year - theOn the next Detroit motor show, was finally home premiere year from Toyota - the public and the journalists were presented with a new Prius. General (quite successful for Japanese firms) design remained the same.This is something that applies to exterior (car was only slightly longer and wider). However, it is worth to get in the car, as you will immediately notice that the salon is brand new and the design and organization of space.Major changes have occurred in the musculoskeletal system. Replaced the 1.5-liter 76-horsepower gasoline engine came more powerful `engine` - 1.8 l 98 horsepower. Accordingly, acceleration to 100 km/h is faster and now is 9.8 seconds.But the average claimed fuel consumption decreased to 4.7 l/100 km Achieved this by applying a new system of energy recovery during braking. Its share save made and built-in roof solar panels, which took over power the climate control.The price of a new Toyota Prius in the U.S. Читать полностью -->

Appeared on the preliminary pictures Fiat Punto

Appeared on the preliminary pictures Fiat PuntoIn a number of foreign automobile magazines at the end of last week there were pictures of a completely new generation Fiat Punto, filmed on the streets of Italy. They future innovation is embodied already in the form in which it will be presented in the autumn of this year at the Frankfurt motor show, where it will be the official premiere of the car. Recall that the basis of the Fiat Punto new generation is the platform, developed in partnership with Opel. This chassis will be used on the next generation model of the Opel Corsa, which will appear in about a year.The new Fiat Punto has got noticeably bigger than its predecessor - its length exceeds four feet, and in addition, the novelty has become wider and a bit taller. Another interesting fact that in the design of the hatchback discern the features of Maserati cars, and behind it is a bit like the Ford Focus and Opel Corsa previous generation. Although overall the car looks original and modern.It can be noted that the management of the company Fiat expects to continue production of the old model of Fiat Punto in parallel with new some time - about throughout the year.26.07.2005. Читать полностью -->

In Moscow there will be a mobile snow-melting machines

In Moscow there will be a mobile snow-melting machines For the disposal of snow on Moscow road Moscow authorities are considering using mobile snow-melting machines.According to first Deputy mayor in the Moscow government, head of the urban center Petr Aksenov, while such machines exist only in Canada. Now the government of Moscow, learn the principle of operation of such devices and the feasibility of their use in the capital.There are several variants of such installations. Large machines are able to collect snow from the streets, more compact models work together with snow-machines. Mobile units can operate on natural gas or liquid fuel, and melted snow in special containers. The resulting water can be drained into the street drains. According to Petr Aksenov, the possibility of Assembly of such vehicles on chassis KAMAZFirst Deputy mayor reported that this winter in Moscow fell 130 cm of snow at the average rate of 150 see "nevertheless, there are still queues on snow-melting points," he said.The ribbon.ru28.02.2006. Читать полностью -->

In Russia there are official prices for Honda Pilot

In Russia there are official prices for Honda PilotThe car is designed with all modern requirements for mid-size car.According to Honda, the price of a new mid-size crossover SUV Honda Pilot in the salons of official dealers in Russia will be 1.400.000 RUB picking Elegance and 1,500,000 rubles in the Executive version. The car has a V6 engine with 3.5 liter capacity of 257 HPThe launch of the new model Honda Pilot due to significant market growth in Russia and the company's intention Honda to extend the range on offer here cars, reports The new machine will appear in showrooms in September 2008. In the new Pilot a wide range of the most advanced technologies: excellent dynamic performance, powerful engine, active noise reduction, 10 airbags, three-zone climate control and much more.aif.ru05.08.2008. . . Читать полностью -->

Will appear in the capital of the cargo tram

Will appear in the capital of the cargo tram Moscow authorities are considering the possibility of organizing in the capital of cargo transportation via tram, reports the Committee on telecommunications and mass media of the city. Thus, Moscow officials intend to solve the environmental problem of the capital.According to the Deputy head of the Department of transport and communications of Moscow Alexander Vorobyov, cargo trams will appear in the capital immediately. First in the city to create the new high-speed passenger transport, and only then officials will begin to develop a system of tram transportation.Outwardly cargo trams will differ little from the passenger. It is expected that they will become a regular model, the beauty of which will be converted for the carriage of goods.The ribbon.ru10.06.2006. . . Читать полностью -->

New Ford S-Max and Opel Corsa received the highest rating safety Car

New Ford S-Max and Opel Corsa received the highest rating safety CarOn the official website of Euro NCAP published the results of crash tests of new Ford S-Max and Opel Corsa, carried out by the method of this organization. Both models showed excellent results, allowing them to earn the highest rating Euro NCAP five stars.Experts EuroNCAP broke both machines on a deformable barrier with a partial overlap at the speed of 64 kilometers per hour. In addition, the machines have been tested for safety in a side collision, and when you hit a pedestrian.According to the results of the crash test experts Euro NCAP has accepted a new minivan Ford S-Max the safest vehicle in its class. But five stars for protection of the driver and passengers of the car received four stars for child protection and two for the safety of pedestrians.Opel Corsa also showed a good result, especially considering the compact size of the car. Child protection specialists EuroNCAP rated at three stars. The same stars machine received for the safety of pedestrians.The ribbon.ru25.08.2006. Читать полностью -->

"Charged" version of the Alfa Romeo 159 will appear in the 2007

The Alfa Romeo begins to develop a "charged" version of the model Alfa Romeo 159, which, according to tradition, will be named Alfa Romeo 159 GTA. The appearance of this car, which will be one of the most powerful in the entire history of the Italian brand, is scheduled for 2007.According to preliminary information, the new 159 GTA will get a 3.2-liter V6 petrol engine with two turbochargers. The estimated power of the engine will be about 400 horsepower, and realize it will help the all-wheel drive system which will now be equipped with some version of the Alfa Romeo 159. Thus, the new Alfa Romeo will be able to compete with the sports version of the Audi A4, Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3-Series.It should also be noted that prior to market "charged" Alfa Romeo 159, the range of this family will be enriched compartment (this fall), estate (beginning of 2006) and Roadster (end of 2006). In addition, with the new Roadster and coupe Alfa Romeo Brera Italian brand intends to return to the North American market. Behind them in the US will have to get another model is a SUV built on the same chassis of the Alfa Romeo Читать полностью -->

Bentley revives luxury convertibles

Bentley revives luxury convertiblesThe British from Bentley could not live without four-seater luxury convertible. Potential customers revived Azure was introduced in palm beach, and the official premiere of the convertible will be held at the Frankfurt motor show.The new generation Azure carries features of a concept, Bentley Arnage Drophead Coupe, which was presented at the motor show in Los Angela this year. Four-seat convertible is created on the basis of Executive Arnage will become a worthy heir taken out of production in 2003, the old generation cabriolet with the same name. But then, like all Bentley models in that time, it was only turned and `naked` Rolls-Royce, today, Bentley makes a decisive step forward, overtaking competitor - convertible Phantom yet ready.Luxury car length 5,41 m has a soft two-layer convertible top with electric and glass rear window. Representatives Bentley say that the whole procedure of conversion of convertible cars in the private car will take no more than 30 seconds. Well, leather seats, which can have 21 different shade, clients, Bentley is not exactly surprising.Already known for Arnage engine with a 6.75 liter capacity 456 HP has an impressive torque of 875 Nm. Читать полностью -->

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