Takuma Sato moved to BAR

Takuma Sato moved to BAR Takuma Sato, the Japanese pilot, who spent last season in Jordan will be in the next season to perform the functions of a test pilot for command BAR.The information that Takuma Sato, the actual `brand` of the Honda pilot, has signed a contract with the BAR, says that Eddie Jordan decided to abandon the service is fast but not reliable pilot. So now that Jordan left three candidates: Eddie Ervin (which are very fond of the company Benson&Hedges), Felipe Massa or pilot projects, which can bring into the team for more money, but be a real headache - Enrique bernoldi. Recall that bernoldi is characterized by its intransigence on the road and sees no need to work with race engineers.. . . . Читать полностью -->

Ford is experiencing a decline in sales

Ford is experiencing a decline in sales Only in the American market for the month went 084 311 car Ford and all its brands, represented in the United States. Among them Mercury, Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo, and Land Rover. In August last year, this figure remained at the level 365 406 cars.Sales of passenger cars fell by 28% to 99 669, and sales of pickup trucks and commercial trucks decreased by 7% to 211 415 pieces.Most brands Ford finished August with negative dynamics. The distribution of machines Central brand for the year decreased by 14% (254 579 units), Mercury bought 39% less, and Lincoln lost 2.8% of sales.European brands Ford, unlike the U.S., has added sales. Jaguar implemented by 3.8% more cars than in the previous August, Volvo showed an increase of 11%, while Land Rover has sold 3 790 hire, or 18 more than a year ago.According to forecasts, Ford will produce and sell in the third quarter in the U.S. 800 000 vehicles, including 235 thousand cars and 565 thousand pickups and trucks.In the fourth quarter, Ford plans to sell in the U.S. Читать полностью -->

New details about the compact MPV from BMW

New details about the compact MPV from BMW As we reported earlier, the Bavarian company plans to launch a series of compact MPV. The compact MPV from BMW to be built on the platform of the 3-series next generation and will compete with Renault Scenic, Opel Zafira, Citroen Picasso and Volkswagen Touran.Creates a car, despite its `family orientation`, in the best traditions of Bavarian companies with a dynamic appearance, powerful engines (compact MPV will get the 2.2 and 2.5 and 3 litre engines, which will be developed jointly with the French PSA group).The interior of the vehicle, unlike most competitors, it will be very luxurious and will get leather seats, navigation system, high quality audio system and a lightweight version of the iDrive system.The official premiere is scheduled for 200519.02.2003. . . . . Читать полностью -->

New Mazda MX-5 Miata - the first photo

New Mazda MX-5 Miata - the first photo The new generation Mazda MX-5 Miata was caught by photographers during testing at the Nurburgring.At first sight, the appearance and dimensions of the new Miata is very similar to the current model, but upon closer examination it becomes clear that they have very little in common to see at least the shape of the doors and side Windows. The rear edge of the doors on the existing model Miata almost vertical, and the doors of the prototype back rounded. Open the current version consists of a large triangular part and opening rectangular window. The new machine has a triangular section is very small, there is a large window, a little stubble on the one hand, the shape of the front.The gas tank on the prototype significantly shifted back, and the rear lights brand new, with transparent plastic. The front part of the novelties is also brand new, the engine has become more flat, and the lines "cut", the transition from the hood to the grille, became higher. It looks Miata more modern, but left it still easily recognizable. Читать полностью -->


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