The Japanese prefer German cars

The Japanese prefer German cars Yesterday, the Japanese Association of Importers reported sales of foreign cars in Japan. The most popular among the Japanese use German cars. First place (21.6 percent of the market) at Volkswagen. In second place - Mercedes-Benz (17.3%), the third BMW from 12.9 percent of all products sold in Japan foreign cars.Of course, on the background of the General economic downturn, sales of these three companies fell. So, Volkswagen sold in Japan 59.882 car, which is 2.2% less than in 2001. Sales of Mercedes-Benz fell by 10.2 percent, to 47.983 cars. Читать полностью -->

Volvo Black Edition: sportpaket for S60/V70 Swedish Volvo introduced a special package Black Edition models S60 and V70.The package includes 17-inch alloy wheels with tyres 225/45 R17, aluminum interior accents, leather sports seats, heated and audiospace with CD player.The same wagon V70 Black Edition got roof rails, protective lining on the sides and bumpers of the car. In the salon - a combination of black torpedo and light beige leather.Both models are available with all engines except the version B-Fuel (gas/petrol) and the sports version of R.18.09.2003. . . . . Читать полностью -->

Minardi offers a place Baumgartner

Minardi offers a place Baumgartner The Minardi team suggested the last vacant place in their ranks Hungarian racer to Zsolt Baumgartner, who last year spent two races (SE Hungary and SE Italy) for team Jordan.The owner of the team Paul Stoddart admits that he would like to see Baumgartner his prize pilot in the 2004 season."I am sure that this racer will have European Minardi very handy. I followed his career in Formula 3000, and last year I was very impressed with how confident Zsolt kept when at his home Grand Prix in Budapest, he had to replace in the cockpit Jordan injured Ralph Firman. In addition, he speaks five languages, including Italian, and, no doubt, will easily fit into our team. We all hope to have a great season in 2004 together with Zsolt".The final signing of the contract with Baumgartner for the season 2004 now depends only on whether the Hungarian to gain the necessary sponsorship. But in Minardi was given to understand that on that front things have Zsolt progressing, and the team expects to sign a contract with him already for next week.Not so javno Minardi has already announced the signing of a contract in 2004 with the Italian pilot Gianmaria Bruni.18.12.2003. . Читать полностью -->

Korean automakers hit records

Korean automakers hit records In 2003, the Korean company Hyundai, Kia, Daewoo, Samsung and SsangYong can produce a total of 3,24 million vehicles, which is an absolute record in the history of the Korean automotive industry. Moreover, for the first time for export will be delivered about the same car, how many will be sold in Korea itself, indicating increasing worldwide demand for Korean cars.02.06.2003. . . . . Читать полностью -->

Hemp will save the Petersburg from automobile exhaust

Hemp will save the Petersburg from automobile exhaust To clean the city's air emissions from vehicles Petersburg yards and avenues are planning to plant hemp.Today, cars are the main source of environmental pollution. According to the Committee for nature use, environmental protection and ecological safety of St. Petersburg administration, 80% of all harmful emissions into the atmosphere have on the hire. In the coming years, this percentage may be further increased, because, according to forecasts, by 2007 the number of cars in the Northern capital will increase in 2 times.Harmful emissions mainly fight by planting in the city all kinds of plants that clean the air. However, plant to plant discord. So, according to Victor Dragavtsev, Director of the research Institute of Plant production n.a. Читать полностью -->

Chevrolet is preparing a new generation model Camaro

Chevrolet is preparing a new generation model Camaro The Chevrolet company after two years, decided to resume the production model of the Chevrolet Camaro. New development which, according to the Detroit News has already begun, will compete with the new Dodge Charger and Ford Mustang.As expected, the next generation Camaro will be built on the new rear-wheel drive Zeta platform group General Motor, or an upgraded version of the Sigma platform, on which is built the latest Cadillac. This approach will allow us to reduce the cost of creating a new model, but also to reduce its cost. However, information about when it will appear a new generation Chevrolet Camaro, yet.It is worth mentioning that the production of the previous generation of this model was abandoned in the fall of 2002 due to low demand. Over the 35-year history of the Chevrolet Camaro was released 4 775 208 of such vehicles, as well as 2 619 816 its counterparts, sell under the brand Pontiac Firebird.16.04.2005. . Читать полностью -->

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