Hatchback introduced in Europe Skoda Scala G-Tec with a motor working on methane. The TSI 1.0 TSI three-cylinder engine produces 90 hp, the transmission is only manual. Under the rear seat and luggage compartment there are three steel cylinders containing 13.8 kg of compressed methane, which should be enough for 410 km of mileage. And if you consider a 9-liter gas tank, the maximum mileage without refueling is 630 km. However, the installation of cylinders significantly reduced the amount of luggage: 339 instead of 467 liters of clean gasoline rocks. Gas hatchbacks will be available for sale in the fourth quarter.
Business Apple he acquired the American startup Drive.ai, which has its headquarters at Stanford University, and since 2015 develops autopilot for cars. The transaction amount has not been disclosed. Drive.ai is already testing rebuilt Nissan NV200 minivans that are equipped with cameras, radars, lidars, as well as external screens warning drivers and pedestrians around. This acquisition indirectly indicates that Apple has not yet abandoned the idea of creating his own unmanned vehicle.
At the Hungarian plant, Daimler started the production of wagons Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake a new generation. Five doors are mounted on the same conveyor with CLA sedans and Class A hatchbacks. In the European market, wagons will appear in September.
And care General engines announced the start of the modernization of the plant in Arlington (Texas), where they produce frame SUVs Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade. The re-equipping of the plant is required to develop a new generation of these models, will cost 20 million USD and will be completed next year. This means that the premiere of the new SUV family is not far away.
Renault launches a test drive project in Moscow. So far, none of the mass brands offered such a service. From June 26 to August 31, everyone can order a test drive of the Renault Arkana crossover, choosing the time, route and starting point of the trip. Test drive for one application will take a maximum of 50 minutes. Initially, only one Arkana will be available for booking, and after the sale starts, the park will be extended to three cars.
Ukraine extended the list of Russian goods prohibited to import into the country: added cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles. The ban will come into effect on July 1. Now Lada, UAZ, Volkswagen Polo, Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent (also known as Solaris) and Creta, as well as commercial models GAZ, KAMAZ and PAZ are delivered to the Ukrainian market from Russia.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved the continuation state program to support the automotive market and ordered to allocate another 10 billion rubles from the federal budget. Since the beginning of the year, 10.4 billion rubles were allocated to First Car and Family Car programs, as well as leasing support, which was enough to subsidize sales of over 63 thousand. Cars, but in the middle of June the funds are over. The resumption of programs is scheduled for July 1.
Also today we were talking about the new crossover Ford Puma hatchback Opel corsa the sixth generation has been updated Audi Q7, cross hatchback Kia xceed and Russian car prices Land Rover Discovery Sport and FAW Besturn X40.