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BMW will build X3 in South Africa to ease pressure on U.S. plant

BMW will build X3 in South Africa to ease pressure on U.S. plant

JOHANNESBURG (Bloomberg) — BMW will build its X3 in South Africa to ease pressure on its U.S. factory that specializes in SUV output. BMW today said it will invest more than 6 billion rand ($417 million) in its South African operations to start production of the X3 SUV, replacing local production of the 3-series sedan. The X3 will be built …

by vlad on Ноябрь 16th, 2015 Комментарии к записи BMW will build X3 in South Africa to ease pressure on U.S. plant отключены

Kia teases a more angular next-gen Cadenza

Kia teases a more angular next-gen Cadenza

Kia’s decision to redesign the Cadenza sedan signals that the Korean brand will not abandon its high-end cars despite corporate sibling Hyundai’s campaign to create a dedicated luxury brand, Genesis The new-generation 2017 Cadenza is scheduled to go on sale globally next year. The first images, released last week, suggest a more angular look than the current model, penned by …

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Lexus reveals potential Mini fighter

Lexus reveals potential Mini fighter

Lexus International Executive Vice President Mark Templin said the car is «just a design concept,” and a way of getting the brand’s stylists to think about the future, when car buyers in crowded megacities are expected to be seek out premium small cars. A smaller Lexus does not mean a cheaper Lexus, Templin added. “We are not aiming to shift …

by vlad on Октябрь 13th, 2015 Комментарии к записи Lexus reveals potential Mini fighter отключены

Audi will offer Q7 as diesel or gasoline plug-in hybrid

Audi will offer Q7 as diesel or gasoline plug-in hybrid

Audi will offer its Q7 premium large SUV with two plug-in hybrid powertrains: a diesel variant for Europe and a gasoline version for the U.S. and China. The Q7 e-tron quattro will be Audi’s second plug-in hybrid. The A3 compact car is currently offered with a gasoline plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Q7 plug-in diesel hybrid will use a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder …

by vlad on Октябрь 13th, 2015 Комментарии к записи Audi will offer Q7 as diesel or gasoline plug-in hybrid отключены

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Looks Better in Red

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Looks Better in Red

The Japanese automaker has released an overview of what it will exhibit at the end of this month at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show, headlined by the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo in a new Fire Knight colour finished along with a new expression of Nissan’s signature V-Motion grille. The Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo originally debuted at the 2014 …

by vlad on Октябрь 7th, 2015 Комментарии к записи Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Looks Better in Red отключены

2016 Nissan Versa Note to Start from $15,005

2016 Nissan Versa Note to Start from $15,005

The 2016 Nissan Versa Note is available in a range of five models: S, S Plus, SV, SR and SL. Powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 109 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque, the 2016 price tag is the same as the 2015 model. Changes to the new model year include the SV grade adding standard equipment previously found …

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Mercedes sales rise 16% in September on China demand

Mercedes sales rise 16% in September on China demand

FRANKFURT — Mercedes-Benz’s global brand sales increased 16 percent in September to a record 188,444 cars, buoyed by a 53 percent jump in deliveries in China. It was the Mercedes brand’s 31st consecutive month of record sales. Sales at the Smart brand rose 51 percent in September to 10,250, boosted by the arrival of the new ForTwo and ForFour models, …

by vlad on Октябрь 6th, 2015 Комментарии к записи Mercedes sales rise 16% in September on China demand отключены

Toyota unveils new self-driving safety tech, targets 2020 autonomous drive

Toyota unveils new self-driving safety tech, targets 2020 autonomous drive

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. said it will deploy autonomous driving systems by 2020 and take a big step forward this year by launching technology that allows vehicles to talk to each other, scan blind spots, warn of changing lights and keep a safe distance from other cars. The company is also test driving more advanced autonomous drive technologies in …

by vlad on Октябрь 6th, 2015 Комментарии к записи Toyota unveils new self-driving safety tech, targets 2020 autonomous drive отключены

Mercedes-AMG gears up for 2016 DTM with new C63 Coupe

Mercedes-AMG gears up for 2016 DTM with new C63 Coupe

Mercedes was once a force to be reckoned with in DTM. The Silver Star marque won six drivers’ championships and nine constructors’ titles since the modern Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series rebooted in 2000. But though it’s currently leading the standings, the last time it won the championship was in 2010. Audi and BMW have traded bragging rights each year since. …

by vlad on Сентябрь 20th, 2015 Комментарии к записи Mercedes-AMG gears up for 2016 DTM with new C63 Coupe отключены

Brabus Mercedes-Benz GLE850 : Frankfurt 2015

Brabus Mercedes-Benz GLE850 : Frankfurt 2015

Alongside the number of other Brabus models debuting at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 is the Brabus Mercedes-Benz GLE850 based around the new Mercedes SUV. As we’ve come to expect, it features a multitude of modifications and we checked it out up close. To create the GLE850, Brabus has taken the standard 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine and increased its displacement …

by vlad on Сентябрь 18th, 2015 Комментарии к записи Brabus Mercedes-Benz GLE850 : Frankfurt 2015 отключены