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Wednesday 14 March 2018

Hyundai to launch engine plant in St Petersburg in 2021

At a recent forum, the local director of the plant, Entek Lee, anticipated that Hyundai plans to start production of its new St. Petersburg engine plant starting in 2021.

The main Korean carmaker plans to invest in this project more than they did three years ago, Volkswagen and Ford for similar production operations in the St. Petersburg region.

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Mercedes trademarks the EQA and EQB names

Mercedes has recently trademarked the new names, or rather, abbreviations, EQA and EQB in view of the announced electrical offensive under the new EQ sub-brand.

In detail, these are the EQA branded acronyms and subdivided into the 200, 250, 260, 300, 320, 350 and 360 numbers to be used on the standard production version derived from the EQA concept unveiled as world preview at the Frankfurt Motor Show last fall.

Similar numbers for the EQB name, but in this case there are still no details on the model that will ...

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Dongfeng Renault to launch its first sedan model for China in June 2019

The French joint venture between Dongfeng Motor and Renault plans to invest heavily in restructuring the Wuhan plant, which will host the company's first sedan production in China from next June.

It will be a C-segment car that will ride the wave of the growing local success of this category.

The sedan will be only the first of nine new models that Dongfeng Renault will launch and assemble by 2022.

Currently, the joint venture distributes in China the Kadjar and Koleos compact SUV and the Wuhan factory has an ...

Wednesday 14 March 2018

New Swift already ordered by over 75 thousand Indian customers

Maruti Suzuki announces that the next generation of Swift has already been ordered by over 75 thousand Indian customers, attracted by the model that was unveiled as local preview at the recent Auto Expo in New Delhi.

According to the Indo-Japanese carmaker, the waiting time to have the new Swift is around eight weeks. The car is available in India with the 1.2 liter and 82 hp petrol engines and the 1.3 liter with 74 hp diesel engines.

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Polestar 1 now available for pre-order in 18 countries

Polestar 1, the first car created by the new Volvo's independent brand Polestar, is now available in the pre-order phase in 18 global markets with a deposit of 2,500 euros.

After the first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show, the car seems to be convincing many customers, over 7,000 showed interest in the purchase according to CEO, Thomas Ingenlath.

The hybrid GT coupe with 600 hp, 1,000 Nm of torque and 150 km autonomy only in electric mode is available at pre-orders also in Italy ...

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Citroën Italia always growing double-digit

Sales of Citroën Italia also recorded a double-digit increase in February, along the lines of a similar trend in January and throughout 2017.

The national registrations of the Double Chevron brand have therefore increased by 22% to almost 10,200 units between passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, for a market share on the total of 5.22%, one percentage point more than the second month of a year ago.

To push sales of Citroën Italia (which occupies the sixth place overall among the brands) are in particular ...

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Mazda refines the fourth generation of the MX-5

Mazda refines the fourth generation of the iconic MX-5 roadster to coincide with the desired spring arrival.

Available in Exceed and Sport variants, the renewed MX-5 will arouse enthusiasm of its loyal fans both in the soft top version with manual hood and in the one with electric drive (RF) rigid roof.

Optimized the soundproofing and driving comfort thanks to the addition of sound-absorbing material, while the front headlights are now LED. Prices slightly adjusted, starting from 27,850 euros.

But the real highlight of the updated MX-5 is represented ...

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Europe will be the favorite market for the Lexus UX

Lexus expects that will be above all Europe to make positive the commefcial performance of the new UX compact crossover with which the premium brand of the Toyota Group will challenge rivals such as the BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA.

UX combines a SUV look with a more hatchback style for a consequent great sportiness.

European sales of premium compact crossovers last year saw an increase of 24% for a total of 465 thousand units and UX will certainly contribute to a further growth in the category.

The continental launch ...

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Over 100 "jewels" at the Ferrari Racing Days in Austin

More than 100 extraordinary racing units and not only were the protagonists of the first Ferrari Racing Days that were held last weekend at the Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas.

A track always in use during the four days of the event thanks to a very busy calendar of events, consisting of six races of the Ferrari Challenge North America and several sessions of F1 Clienti and the exclusive XX Programs, to which were added moments in which the track was available to Ferrari road customers.

The star of ...

Tuesday 13 March 2018

The A4 supports Audi's Chinese growth

Audi continues to grow in China where in practice it sold three out of ten cars in February for a total of 39,364 units, equal to an increase of 22.4% compared to the same month last year.

To support the upward trend of the four rings carmaker in the main market in the world is above all the A4 (also available with a long wheelbase version), whose local demand increased by 67.6% to almost 10 thousand units.

According to the sales and marketing manager, Bram Schot, Audi ...