What surprised Geneva motor show? Report Hi-News.ru


2018-03-07 08:30:10




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What surprised Geneva motor show? Report Hi-News.ru

From frosty Moscow edition Hi-News.ru went straight in rainy Geneva, which hosts the annual motor show of the same name. As always, the event was presented and shown a lot of firsts to the automotive industry, we are also interested in the most technologically advanced of them.

Generally, at the Geneva motor show this year there is a clear trend towards hybrid units in cars. Manufacturers are not in a hurry to completely switch to electric motors, as Tesla, but at the same time reduce emissions and fuel consumption by a petrol/diesel engine in symbiosis with the electric counterpart. Most of the announced new products acquired at least one hybrid version.


Lexus became leaner, but smarter

The Lexus UX Concept, first shown at the motor show in Paris, finally came to life — now it's a full production model. The new platform GA-C provided the crossover ultra-low center of gravity, high body rigidity and excellent handling. The Lexus UX 200 put a new two-liter petrol engine with high thermal efficiency and a new CVT Direct Shift. The power of the engine is a 171 HP UX Lexus 250h is equipped with a new hybrid system of the fourth generation of automatic recharging capacity of 178 HP.

All-wheel drive version on the rear axle has its own motor, which should help the car on the roads. The novelty equipped with a new version of the complex of active safety systems, including the collision avoidance systems that can detect pedestrians in the dark.


Not a "Prius" single

But Toyota revealed the new Auris hybrid vehicle. The car was built on the platform TNGA, which also used the Prius and C-HR. The car is offered with two hybrid power plants: a 1.8-liter aspirated and motor (total power — 122 HP) and 2.0-liter gasoline engine that works in conjunction with an electric motor (177 HP)


Need more sensors

With a kind of updated "six" has no serious differences from the previous generation. All the fun waiting for us inside. So, it is worth noting the futuristic touch-screen control panel consisting of two displays. The upper is used for interaction with the media system, and the bottom — to activate and configure a 4-zone automatic climate control. The same panel meets the passengers of the Audi A7 Sportback and Audi A8 premium.

Despite the apparent lack of external changes, the engineers of the German automaker changed the configuration of the seats and thus increased the space inside the enclosure. Stretch your legs as in the first class, of course, fail, but frequent flyer A6 previous generation of innovation will not go unnoticed.

Individual attention, the built-in system auto-pilot, allowing you to relax from driving in the stream, the ability to start the engine and open the doors of proprietary applications and of course, the starter-generator. The latter, according to the manufacturer, can save up to 0.7 l of fuel for every 100 km.


the British managed

The First commercial electric car the British manufacturer Jaguar, though, and was not a revelation to visitors of the Geneva motor show, definitely deserves attention. The car is devoid of the internal combustion engine, which was replaced by battery up to 90 kW. Thanks to her new I-Pace is able to travel on a single charge 480 km to Achieve similar indicators have previously been able only to Tesla.

Not disappoint, and the power of I-Pace. Thanks to 400 "horses" synchronous motor, the car accelerates from zero to hundred in just 4.5 seconds. Worse than any of the brainchild of Elon musk, but it's definitely not as a producer before who had no previous experience in the production of electric cars.


AMG continues «decides»

The dream of all the PE teachers and fans of the hero Dmitry Nagiyev from the same series. Last year the Germans don't decide on serious experiments, continuing to exploit the image of timeless classics. Externally, the new "Gaelic" in the body kit from AMG looks extremely brutal, attracting much attention to its "stuffing".

Under the hood is a 4-liter V8 biturbo with 585 HP, acceleration to 100 km/h in the same 4.5 seconds, and a new I-Pace. However, whether the prejudice, whether because of the positioning of the series, from the new G does not expect something supernatural. It is perceived as holding itself in the shape of an athlete, capable of much, but not playing to the audience.


For collectors and fans

As it should be all coupe, the new brainchild of the Range Rover only has two doors and is relatively low for vehicles of the British manufacturer clearance. These disadvantages more than offset the 5-liter V8 engine with 577 HP, capable of accelerating the car weighing more than two tonnes up to "hundreds" for 5 seconds. Given the positioning of new products, presets for driving on rough terrain seem alien here.

Whether from traction to justify, whether the desire to attract new attention, the manufacturer decided to produce only 999 copies SV Coupe. A limited number of car definitely plays develop on hand guaranteeing immediate redemption of the entire party. I'll get a new coupe to Russia, we can only guess.


"the flying Dutchman" from Audi

The brainchild of Audi, turned out to be a joint development with Airbus and Italdesign, looks, perhaps much futuristica other novelties of today's selections. The main feature of this concept car lies in the ability to fly. Despite all the experiments Uber and other players interested in promoting air transport to see the first experiences of the producers in this area are still a little wild.

Inside the car looks more modern than the Tesla. If the products Elon musk still has the wheel, the decision of Airbus, Italdesigh and Audi can't even boast of them. The entire space under the windshield is a touch screen display, obviously used to output relevant information about the trip/flight and serves to control the machine. The timing of the appearance of new items on sale, and its retail price is not yet disclosed.


«Panamera» «Mercedes»

The Final model of our today's collection is a 4-door coupe from Mercedes. Journalists, who had to see it live, dubbed it a direct competitor to the Porsche Panamera.

The Model in the top configuration (in the market will be available three configurations; two of them — with V8) Biturbo is equipped with four-liter engine V8, developing 639 HP and 900 Nm of torque. Thanks to him, the car accelerates to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds, making the owner not only a unique appearance, but also their playfulness.

The calm version will be equipped with hybrid engine. This version will gain the speed half slower than the most tricked out model, but will provide the owner a feeling of being let and imaginary, but involvement in the greening of the planet. The car's top speed equal to 285 km/h, however, will not allow to forget about the German roots and will provoke push the gas pedal to the floor.

It was Nice to see so many at the auto show electric and hybrid vehicles — manufacturers probably realized that the 5-liter units can not be surprised (although fans still have) and began to look in the direction of caring for the environment and reducing fuel consumption.

the Concept of an unmanned vehicle on the Nissan stand

Well, a variety of technologies speaks for itself: the cars have really become «smart»; perhaps, sometimes even smarter than their owners.


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