The new generation Mercedes SLK will appear in the spring of 2004

The new generation Mercedes SLK will appear in the spring of 2004 Stylish Roadster Mercedes SLK current generation will be sold a little more than one and a half years already in the spring of 2004 at the auto show in Geneva will be the official premiere of an entirely new generation of this model. Future innovation, like its predecessor, will be equipped with a hard folding roof, which became in fact the hallmark of the SLK Roadster, but its design will undergo some changes, so that in the folded position of the roof will now take much less space in the Luggage compartment.The new Mercedes SLK will also retain their dimensions - if the length of a little over four feet, the car will get a slightly larger wheelbase, and will be a little wider, that will have a positive influence on its handling. The design of the new Roadster is developed specially for the new supercar, Mercedes SLR, which will appear in the fall of 2003. The compact SLK in a similar style will be design of the front part of the body where there will be a `beak` on the hood, with an integrated brand `Mercedes star`, as well as a new bumper, reminiscent of spoilers Formula 1, and a new head optics. Accordingly transformed and the rear of the car, and the interior is new.Initially, the new generation Mercedes SLK will have two petrol engines - a 1.8-liter engine with mechanical turbocharger, with a capacity of 192 horsepower and 3.2-liter engine with a capacity of 218 horsepower. Later it's going to add a few modern engines with direct fuel injection. Читать полностью -->

Hyundai will show a new concept NEOS-II

Hyundai will show a new concept NEOS-II Futuristic concept SUV NEOS-II developed by Japanese design Studio Hyundai, Sheba. The representatives of the group assured that the car is made in the style of "neologism".Technical details it is known that the machine is designed for 4 persons, equipped with adaptive light control headlights, and also has a sliding rear door for comfortable entry and exit from the cabin".The first concept series NEOS was presented by the Korean automaker in 2000 (photo below). It is a "hot Roadster" with a 2 liter 4-cylinder engine producing 250 HP and is now in the lobby of the headquarters of Hyundai in Seoul.16.10.2003. . . . Читать полностью -->

The best car Show 2003"

The best car Show 2003On Wednesday within the framework of Moscow international motor show-2003", the oldest Russian automotive edition of "Behind the wheel" held a ceremony of their traditional Grand Prix "Golden Pegasus".Each year this award is presented only in three categories - "Best car", "Breakthrough of the year" and "consumer Confidence", informs lenta.ru .In the category "consumer Confidence" winners chosen by voting of the readers of the magazine. In 2003, the survey was attended by about six thousand cars of different brands, recognized the best brand of Shell.In the nomination "Breakthrough of the year" best determined by a special expert Commission, which this year included cosmonaut Yuri Baturin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs Arkady Volsky, the Minister of economic development and trade German Gref, the Russian President's Plenipotentiary representative in the Volga Federal district Sergei Kirienko, the Deputy Minister of industry, science and technologies Sergey Mitin, the mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov, the Chairman of the parliamentary group "Regions of Russia" in the state Duma Oleg Morozov, President of the national Association of publishers Victor Palarski, the President of the Russian television Academy Vladimir Pozner and Duma Deputy Irina Khakamada. Another, more voice, has an edition of the magazine "Behind the wheel". Contenders for victory in 2003 was considered Zavolzhsky motor plant, Taganrog automobile plant, Rusavtobusprom and JV "GM-AVTOVAZ", but the prize went to a joint Russian-American venture.Finally, in the category "Best car" winners choose only the representatives of the magazine "Behind the wheel". This year the main struggle was between the BMW 5-Series and the new Mitsubishi Lancer. The prize was awarded to Japanese novelty, which, as we have already mentioned, was held at the Moscow motor show-2003".Source: www.bzz.ru30.08.2003. Читать полностью -->

Renault Laguna updated

Renault Laguna updated Renault has extended the first official information regarding the updated generation of the Renault Laguna. Premiere of new items will be held at the AutoRAI show in early February, and later it will still show at the car show in Geneva.Perhaps the main difference between the updated Laguna from the present model lies in the design of the front part of the body. It has new headlights and grille, which made the car similar to other modern brands: Renault, as well as a different front bumper and hood. Rear attention is drawn to the redesigned rear lights. In the cabin appears slightly altered the finish of the dashboard and the list of basic equipment will be replenished with new items.The engine lineup of Renault Laguna as a whole will remain unchanged. Only two-liter gasoline turbo engine will be more powerful: 200 instead of 163 horsepower, and there will be new 4-and 6-cylinder diesel engines.Naskolko will change the cost of the car, and when the novelty will appear on sale - these data do not yet apply.05.02.2005. Читать полностью -->

Detroit: General Motors has found a way to compete with the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord

Detroit: General Motors has found a way to compete with the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord And the name this way: Chevrolet Malibu 2004. The fact that General Motors already can no longer put up with the leading positions of Toyota and Honda in the sector of medium-sized cars in its home market. Leading automaker is willing to spend billions of dollars to produce their models and their variants, which will be able to compete with Japanese counterparts in the sector of mid-size cars.GM expects that every sixth of its cars (i.e. 1.4 million vehicles per year) will be collected on the Epsilon platform. Eight brands in the composition of General Motors will be releasing different models based on Epsilon. The first will be Chevrolet Malibu 2004, which will be released in September next year.In Europe, the Epsilon platform used in the Assembly of the Opel Vectra and Saab 9-3, which went on sale earlier in the year on the European market and has already enjoyed great commercial success.17.11.2002. Читать полностью -->

In the days of the anniversary of St. Petersburg travel on the highway E-95 will be chargeable

In the days of the anniversary of St. Petersburg travel on the highway E-95 will be chargeable In celebration of the anniversary of St. Petersburg in late may - early June travel on the highway Moscow-Saint-Petersburg will be paid. According to received information, the fare will not exceed 25 rubles per 100 kmFunds received from fees, will be donated to the St. Petersburg budget for loan repayment RAO, "high-Speed rail line".03.04.2003. . Читать полностью -->

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