New Chevrolet Corvette in Detroit

New Chevrolet Corvette in Detroit The new Corvette C6 shorter than its predecessor C5 (1997-2004 gg) by 5.1 inches and prizemistoj 1.1 inch. The machine record of the drag coefficient and 0.28. Thanks to the improved aerodynamics of the car even safer pressed to the ground.The car is fully upgraded suspension, which became more comfortable and quiet. Increased comfort is also promoted and wheels of large dimension. Exhibit instance at the auto show in Detroit shod in rubber Goodyear Eagles F1 (245/40 R18 front and 285/35 R19 rear).The new Corvette is equipped with the latest version of 6 liter V8 engine (LS2) power of 400 HP, which is already known from the previous model. He works in tandem with the 6-speed manual Tremec transmission G56 or 4-speed HydraMatic automatic. Читать полностью -->

New Fiat Punto will be the design from Giugiaro

New Fiat Punto will be the design from Giugiaro Next summer will be a new generation once very popular compact model of Fiat Punto. This car will share a platform with the Opel Corsa next generation, and the design of quadruple car belongs to the feathers designers Atelier, Giugiaro. Interestingly, Giugiaro won contrary to expectations. And walked as Studio Bertone and own fiutowski design center.Fiat, recently unspoiled by success in the market, wants to get ahead. While the new Corsa (code turkeys X4400) will appear on the market until 2006, the new Fiat Punto (index 199) will appear on the market in the autumn of next year. However, leadership is epimere - while the current generation Corsa appeared in 2000, the Punto is already one year old. Читать полностью -->

Reuters: AVTOVAZ plans to issue certificates of participation in the loan of $100 million

Reuters: AVTOVAZ plans to issue certificates of participation in the loan of $100 million The largest Russian car manufacturer AVTOVAZ plans in 2003 to produce on the international market, credit links, notes, certificates of participation loan), told journalists the Chairman of the Board of Directors of AVTOVAZ Vladimir Kadannikov.Alex Akinshin, senior Vice-President of Vneshtorgbank, financial Advisor to the company, said that the issue could be around $100 million."Credit link notes we are planning this year. It is pointless to go on the market with a total value of less than $50 million. Probably a minimum of $100 million is the amount with which you can work," said Akinshin.Akinshin said that the certificates of participation in a loan available to reduce the cost of servicing existing debt of the company. According to him, in most cases, AVTOVAZ has the right of early repayment of old loans.According to him, AVTOVAZ may also issue bonds before the end of 2003 to refinance a bond issue in the amount of one billion rubles for a period of one year, which will be available in late February on MICEX."AvtoVAZ unprofitable to accommodate "long", as interest rates decline. It is possible that after the summer of AVTOVAZ will be able to block this release," said Akinshin.The annual auction bonds of JSC AVTOVAZ in the amount of one billion rubles will begin on MICEX on February 21. Coupon will be set at the auction for the whole period of bonds circulation.AvtoVAZ plans to use the proceeds from the loan to Finance the production of VAZ-1118 (Kalina).EUROBONDS - NOT BEFORE 2004The Kadannikov said that AVTOVAZ has been working on the issue of Eurobonds."We have hope that in the beginning of 2004 we will be able to solve this issue", - said the Kadannikov, without stating the amount of possible release.According to him, for the development of the plant over the next five years will require $1.05 billion."We have no such money in full no. Читать полностью -->

NAIAS: Toyota FT-SX - family concept

NAIAS: Toyota FT-SX - family concept At the motor show in Detroit, Toyota introduced the concept car, designed for young families. According to representatives of the concern, it is the Toyota FT-SX unites under one roof the requirements of all its members. Toyota FT-SX lower than SUV, but wider and more aggressive than the sedans.Docobject 4 doors and no pillars - according to the designers of Toyota's easier to get into a comfortable and spacious cabin. The interior is designed for four passengers, while in the possession of each individual chair. Visually enlarge the inner space of the glass roof.Baggage door divided into two parts, the lower of which is lowered down almost to the asphalt. In order to facilitate the loading of baggage, the FT-SX is retractable shelf. Читать полностью -->

Peugeot 206: new engine, new gearbox - Car

Peugeot 206: new engine, new gearbox - CarPeugeot is added for Peugeot 206 new engine and new transmission. Additionally, the car has received the basic model of the lateral inflatable `blind` security.So, the smaller Peugeot has today received a new 16-valve engine volume of 1.4 liters. Its capacity is 88 HP and it must close the `gap` between the motors 75 HP and 109 HP New engine meets Euro-4 and dispersing Peugeot 206 to 178 km/h Average fuel consumption per 100 kilometers is 6.5 liters.In addition, Peugeot 206 has received a new 4-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic system. The box was developed jointly with Porsche specialists. A new box will be available with engines of 1.4 and 1.6 liters03.10.2003. . Читать полностью -->

The capital of Brazil has set a record for the traffic

The capital of Brazil has set a record for the traffic The longest in this year's car `tube` was recorded on Thursday in the Brazilian metropolis of sГЈo Paulo. At seven o'clock in the evening is the peak time when most residents return from work - its total length around the city exceeded 170 kilometers.The traffic jams in Sao Paulo, the third, and according to some, is already the second largest city on the planet, have become commonplace. Thousands of motorists daily forced to spend several hours of standing without movement on the streets of the metropolis, but the current figure is considered high even for business capital of Brazil. The main reason for the disastrous situation in Thursday on the slopes of the city, has become a large number of accidents, continuing for several hours the rain, and surplus vehicles.At the same time, this indicator is significantly inferior to the sad record car `traffic jams`, recorded June 28, 1996. Then arose the movement of vehicles over 242 km of urban roads.11.05.2004. . Читать полностью -->

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