GM faces a recall of 2.7 million jeep Vehicles

GM faces a recall of 2.7 million jeep VehiclesNational administration of road safety in the USA (NHTSA) opened an investigation on the facts of engine compartment fires SUV General Motors. According to the website Consumer Affairs, the test will affect the 21 models of different brands of GM, which were released by the American automaker in the period from 2006 to 2008. The result of this investigation may be the recall 2.7 million vehicles.Currently registered 41 case of fire, most of them happened when the cars engine was turned off. According to the NHTSA, to establish the causes of fires our professionals will check all electrics machines, wiring, engine, cooling system, all relays and fuses and wires to the battery terminals.Note that if the NHTSA investigation will confirm that the fire in the engine compartments associated with any technical defects, General Motors will have to recall all the cars for free elimination of defects.A complete list of tested vehicles is as follows:Cadillac Escalade ESV and EXT (2007-2008 model year)Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 (2007-2008)Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 (2007)Chevrolet Silverado (2007)Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500, 3500 (2007-2008)Chevrolet Surburban 1500 and 2500 (2007-2008)Chevrolet Tahoe (2007-2008)GMC Sierra (2008)GMC Sierra 1500, 2500, 3500 (2007-2008)GMC Sierra Classic (2007)GMC Silverado, GMC Yukon (2007)GMC Yukon XL 1500 XL 2500 (2007-2008)Hummer H2 (2006-2007)Hummer H2 Utility (2008)Hummer H2 (2006-2008).auto.lenta.ru19.06.2008. . . Читать полностью -->

The Toyota Prius can drive 77 km per liter of petrol

The Toyota Prius can drive 77 km per liter of petrolAmerican Energy Control Systems Engineering modified hybrid Toyota Prius so that the car began to spend just a gallon of gasoline at 180 miles in city mode (1 l 77 km). Experts gave the car elektrobatareyu increased capacity and changed the software. For such a tuning company requires about $12 thousand //Mike's List29.06.2005. . . . Читать полностью -->

Siemens has developed a new hybrid

Siemens has developed a new hybrid The German company Siemens VDO engaged in the production of automotive components, has developed a hybrid powerplant that runs tests on the coupe Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sport Coupe. Representatives of Siemens ' claim that this machine has better dynamics and a maximum torque and consumes 24 percent less fuel than the equivalent Mercedes, and is equipped with a gasoline engine.Hybrid Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sport Coupe is capable of accelerating up to a hundred kilometers per hour in six seconds, one second faster than similar gasoline car.Hybrid power train combines a gasoline engine with a displacement of 1.8 liters and two electric motors that run on lithium-ion batteries located in the trunk. The first of them can be used separately from petrol unit and allows the car to move at a speed of about 56 kilometers per hour on electric. The second motor if necessary starts the petrol engine and helps to increase the maximum speed.According to representatives of Siemens, the serial production of hybrid cars with such power plants in the near future not yet in sight. And this is primarily due to the high cost of batteries. However, German companies are predicting that the price of batteries can significantly decrease within three to four Читать полностью -->

The new generation Subaru Impreza passing

The new generation Subaru Impreza passingThe company Subaru conducts tests of a new generation of vehicles Impreza, reports The premiere of the car will take place early next year, and in the sale of novelty will appear no later than the end of 2007.The new generation Subaru B5 Impreza will get shorter body, which, however, will be much tougher. First the public will introduce a five-door hatcback, and later to be new sedan and wagon.The car will get traditional for the Subaru all-wheel drive system and will be equipped with petrol engines of 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 liters. As expected, the power of the opposed four-cylinder engine capacity of 2.5 liters in the top-end version will be 330 horsepower.It is worth noting that the company Subaru has not yet decided the name of the new model. It is possible that the successor Impresa will get its own name.lenta.ru15.09.2006. . Читать полностью -->

In Germany reduced the number of accidents

In Germany reduced the number of accidents Every 14 minutes on the streets of Germany in the past year involved in crashes were children. Such statistics results of the German daily Handelsblatt, citing statistical office (Statistische Bundesamt). However, the newspaper notes, the number of accidents fatal gradually comes to naught. All in all, 2004 accidents involving children under 15 years of age, was recorded by 7.4% compared with those of the last year - 37 285. Of these 153 cases with fatal outcome, almost 6 600 children were seriously wounded, and the rest suffered significantly less. It is characteristic that in most accidents (13 241) appeared bikes, a little less (12 400) children were passengers in the car and another 9 700 cases of assaults on child pedestrians.Just as in 2004, road traffic victims in Germany became 445 968 people, which is 4.9% less than the previous year. Читать полностью -->

New Opel Vectra OPC will receive a full wheel drive

New Opel Vectra OPC will receive a full wheel drive"Charged" version of the new generation Opel Vectra - OPC will get the all wheel drive system with electronically-controlled rear limited slip differential. Reported by the British magazine Auto Express, citing its own sources inside the German company.New Opel Vectra OPC will be created based on the conceptual GTC, presented for the first time this year at the motor show in Geneva and will be produced in the body "sedan, hatchback and wagon. This car will be built on the Epsilon platform 2 and equip a new 2.8-liter 300-horsepower six-cylinder petrol engine with two turbines, which will be aggregated with a six-speed manual transmission. According to preliminary data, the car from zero to 92 miles per hour can be dispersed in 5.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 265 km / h.In addition, for charged Vectra will also be offered a six-cylinder turbodiesel displacement of 2.9 liters and output of 247 horsepower.The new generation Opel Vectra OPC will receive an aerodynamic body kit, lowered suspension, upgraded exhaust system and 19-inch wheels.Auto Express, all the family Opel Vectra a new generation will be presented in July next year at the motor show in London, and the debut modification OPC will take place only a year and a half. It is estimated that in the UK the cost charged Vectra will be about 25 thousand pounds sterling (more than 51 thousand US dollars).auto.lenta.ru22.11.2007. . Читать полностью -->

Audi showed its smallest convertible

Audi showed its smallest convertibleAudi presented the first official pictures of the new convertible, built on the base model A3. Audi A3 Cabriolet will go on sale early next year.New compact German cabriolet will receive a soft folding roof. Naturally, the driver will not be responsible for extracting the roof of the trunk to the actuator. Outwardly Audi A3 Cabriolet will be quite different from the usual hatchback A3. And not only because he will not top. The car will get a little more clearance in the front. Читать полностью -->

2008 Ford will double dealer network in Russia

2008 Ford will double dealer network in Russia Ford plans to increase its dealership network in Russia almost doubled. According to the press service of the Russian representative Ford, 2008 on the territory of the Russian Federation will open about 100 dealerships. Thus, after two years service and sales of Ford cars in Russia will be engaged in 220 companies in 128 cities.According to representatives of Ford, for the last nine months in Russia has opened 16 new dealerships Moscow, Khabarovsk, Ekaterinburg, Vladimir, Kazan, Belgorod, Vologda, St. Petersburg, Pskov, Nizhny Novgorod, Bryansk, Neftekamsk, Pyatigorsk, Samara, Tyumen, Kemerovo. Five sub-dealer companies appeared in Almetyevsk, Tambov, Sochi, Vladivostok and Achinsk. Until the end of the year in Russia will open five new dealerships and three sub-dealers.The last two centre opened in September and October in Nizhny Novgorod, Читать полностью -->

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