пятница, 22 июня 2018 г.

2019 Jeep Renegade Introduced In Europe

Though Jeep is an American brand, the compact Renegade was clearly built to appease buyers across the ocean in Europe. This is probably why Europe has just received an updated 2019 Renegade, while the US will still make do with the 2018 model.

US buyers should not be too upset with Jeep, because this new 2019 Renegade is just afacelift, not the all-new model that is rumored to be in development. The first major difference between the European 2019 Renegade and the US-spec car is under the hood. Europeans can choose from a variety of engines including a 1.0-liter, a 1.3-liter or two diesel engines including a 1.6-liter and a 2.0 litter. In the US market, Jeep only offers a 1.4-liter and a 2.4-liter engine.


Audi And Airbus To Work On Air-Taxi Project Testing In Germany

Since the early 20th century, visionaries, investors, and automakers have played with the idea of aflying carAudi, along with Airbus and several government entities, has signed a letter of intent to start the Urban Air Mobility project in Ingolstadt, Germany.

The press release calls out the Pop.Up Next concept displayed earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. That concept worked by building an electric car that could detach from its motorized base and fly around the city via a quadcopter. The motorized base would need full, level 5 autonomous driving technology as the system would in a ride-sharing capacity.


четверг, 21 июня 2018 г.

Volvo Launches The New S60 Sedan

Volvo has been teasing with images of the new 2019 S60 sedan for a long time, and now it is finally here. The new S60 resembles its recently revealed V60 wagon sibling. Since the S60 is a sedan, it will likely sell better in the United States, where the car will be built at Volvo’s new plant in Charleston, South Carolina.

As expected, the S60 will be available with a variety of engine options, though this will be the first Volvo car to be sold without the option of a diesel engine. The most powerful engine option is the twin-charged, plug-in hybrid T8 model, which delivers 313 horsepower combined with a rear electric motor adding 87 hp, the total output being 400hp.


Japanese Automakers Team Up To Build Better Transmissions

As the automotive industry becomes more global, automakers try to be competitive through any means possible. Some companies are very particular about which suppliers they use, others have decided to join their efforts to simplify and improve their products. Automotive News Europe reports that Japanese car makers are following suit to develop their own new transmission technology.

The country’s nine automakers, including HondaMazdaNissanSubaruToyota, and others, will partner with the country’s two largest transmission suppliers to jointly develop next-generation transmission technology. Two competing before suppliers( Toyota Group supplier Aisin and Nissan-affiliated CVT specialist Jatco) will now work together to develop new technologies for the nine automakers.


среда, 20 июня 2018 г.

Stunning 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe Revealed With 523 HP

BMW revealed its new 2019 8 Series Coupe in M850i xDrive trim with a new iteration of the brand’s twin-turbo V8 powertrain. Based on the flagship 7 Series sedan, the 8 Series will replace the Series but will elevate the coupe to higher levels of luxury and performance over the sedan.

The design holds true to the spirit of the 8 Series Concept first shown last May, and it looks even better due to new signature laser headlight design replacing the Concept’s pinched headlights and subdued crease work along the body. At the heart of the design is BMW’s Carbon Core lightweight construction of carbon-fiber, aluminum magnesium, and steel that also offers improved chassis rigidity on which the standard Adaptive M suspension can work its magic.


Ford and Volkswagen Discuss Developing Vehicles Together

Volkswagen and Ford are in preliminary talks over an alliance to develop and produce products, most likely starting with commercial transporter vans. An announcement from Ford came after Volkswagen’s supervisory board gave its managers a green light to strike a deal with U.S.-based Ford.

The goal is a partnership to share development and production costs. Preliminary talks have already started. Ford’s announcement said that the potential projects could span a number of areas, including commercial vans. Ford said that they look forward to exploring with the Volkswagen team in the future how they might work together to better serve the evolving needs of commercial vehicle customers and much more.


вторник, 19 июня 2018 г.

Your Future Volvo Could Contain Recycled Fishing Nets

According to Reuters, Volvo has said that by the year 2025, at least 25 percent of the plastic in its cars will be sourced from recycled materials. For example, recycled plastics can come from fishing nets, bottles, or even straws. The recycled materials are expected to find their way into dashboards and carpets.

The carmaker is already in discussion with plastic producers on how it can best achieve its recycled material plan. Now, Volvo cars consist of roughly five percent recycled plastics, so, boosting that figure by 20 percent in six years is quite a challenge. How will those recycled plastics actually become relevant components? The carpet, for example, will have fibers made from PET plastic bottles.