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Ford taurus. Решётка теперь уменьшена и «закруглена» снизу. Над фарами появились светодиодные «брови». Передний бампер почти не изменился. Сзади — новые фонари и крышка багажника. Размеры немного выросли: длина — 5018 мм (+22), ширина — 1884 (+6), высота — 1506 мм (+3), колёсная база — 2949.

Konstantin Bolotov, 34 minutes ago. Photo: Ford

The grille is now reduced to a “rounded” bottom. The headlights appeared led “eyebrows”. The front bumper has not changed. Back — new lights and trunk lid. Dimensions slightly increased: length — 5018 mm (+22), width — 1884 (+6), height — 1506 mm (+3) wheelbase 2949.

Sedan Ford Taurus seventh generation, largely unified with the model for Fusionis proposed in 2015 only in China, while Americans are content to “sixth” of the Torus on the legacy platform D3. Meanwhile the Chinese will soon have the updated chetyrehdverny. However, information about it and photos is not enough, and the improvements in the cabin we don’t know.

Among other things, Taurus for the first time in China received a magnificent performance Vignale (pictured), which has a mesh chrome grille, black roof with sunroof, nameplate over the front wheels, exclusive 19-inch wheels with five spokes and the like.

The expected innovation on the technical side can be a eight-speed automatic instead of six-speed. Top 2.0 turbo (245 HP, 350 N•m) is exactly preserved, while core 1.5 engine (181 HP, 240 N•m) in question. The idea is that the joint venture Changan Ford will launch a restyled Taurus until the end of the year. Maybe a slight rise in price, and now prices vary within 234 800-299 800 yuan (about 2.2–2.8 million).

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New Land Rover Discovery Sport has equalized the price with the Ewok

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Konstantin Bolotov, 15 hours ago. Photo: Land Rover

The latest reforms would be enough to change generations. Thanks to the new platform PTA the SUV has grown in all directions. Changed the design, improved equipment, increased comfort and safety, expanded multimedia capabilities. Payback — the highest prices in the segment.

Crossover Land Rover Discovery Sport after a deep restyling arrived in Russia without a front-modification of the hybrid system and “mechanics”. He received the same powertrains as the “second” Range Rover Evoque. Model available for order with a couple of petrol versions turbochetverki 2.0 (P200, 200 HP, 320 N•m and P250, 249 HP, 365 N•m) and 2.0 turbodiesel in two versions boost (D150, 150 PS, 380 N•m and D180, 180 HP, 430 N•m). Box in all cases — nine-storyed “machine” ZF.

The initial variation is no longer of the diesel and gasoline P200. She’s estimated at 2 930 000 rubles (basic Evoque with the diesel more expensive by 11 000). That is, formally launch the Disco Sport added to the price of 80 000. However, when compared with the previous petrol Sports at 240 HP, it turns out cheaper to 193 000. Ceiling for the execution P200 — 3 698 000.

Media system InControl Touch Pro with a screen diagonal of 10.25 inches — standard equipment, and digital clean-up of 12.3 inch option 49 800. The fee for the third row — 80 500. The projection display will take 70 700, Pro-Navigator — 139 500 leather from 106 to 400 302 200.

Diesel Sports have the following price ranges: D150 — 2 939 000 3 707 000 (from Ewok 941 894 2 000-3 000), D180 — 3 038 000 to 4 082 000 (3 042 000-4 637 000). Top model P250 stretches from 3 128 000 to 4 144 000 (3 130 000-4 694 000). Don’t forget about the fee for body color. “Metallic” will cost 59 500, “premium metallic” will rise to 88 700. Contrasting roof will require another 33 400, panoramic — 99 600. And so on. The results of machinery to customers scheduled for the autumn.

Model and accessories Motor (horsepower, HP), transmission* Price, RUB.
BMW X1 sDrive18i 1.5 (140), P7 2 020 000
X2 BMW sDrive18i 1.5 (140), P7 2 070 000
Volvo XC40 D3 2.0 (150), AT8 2 268 000
Mercedes GLA 200 “Special series” 1.6 (150), P7 2 310 000
Lexus NX Comfort 2.0 (150), CVT 2 557 000
Jaguar E-Pace Standard 2.0 (150), AT9 2 664 000
Land Rover Discovery Sport Standard 2.0 (200), AT9 2 930 000
Range Rover Evoque Standard 2.0 (150), АТ9 2 941 000
* AT8, -9—, eight-, nine-storeyed automatic transmission,
P7 — a seven-speed robotic gearbox.

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Swedes Germans built the crossover Volvo XC90 Armoured

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Volvo xc90. Бронированные кроссоверы и внедорожники в новостях попадаются не столь часто, как седаны или лимузины. А данный пример тем более интересен, поскольку марка Volvo редко отмечается в этой сфере — в сравнении, скажем, с «немцами».

Leonid Popov, 9 hours ago. Photo: Volvo

Armored crossovers and SUVs in the news across not as often as sedans or limousines. And this example is especially interesting because the Volvo brand rarely achieved in this field, in comparison with, say, “Germans.”

Letters VR8 accompanying description of crossover Volvo XC90 Armoured, is not the type eight-cylinder motor and protection class standard VPAM BRV 2009/ERV 2010, which means countering the bullets of 7.62 armor-piercing core, and the resistance to detonation of 15 kg of TNT at two meters from the side at a height of one meter.

To protect the inhabitants of the used armor plates from high strength steel with a thickness of 10 mm and bullet-proof glass thickness of 50 mm.

Based version of Armoured equipment on the T6 AWD Inscription, which, due to the protection components up to approximately 1.4 t gross vehicle weight (with five passengers) went up to 4490 kg, which demanded enhanced suspension and brakes. Directly installing the armor deals with the German company TRASCO Bremen GmbH receiving the workpiece from Torslanda.

Orders for heavy Armoured XC90 Swedes are already taking, and the first deliveries will begin at the end of this year.

Volvo also announced the development of a lighter version of the XC90 is protected and armored crossover XC60, which in comparison with the original machines without protection would be heavier only to 250 lbs. And heavy if the above model is mainly designed for dignitaries, the other two are aimed at a wider audience including the private owners, and the diplomatic corps, and the police. More light armored Volvo will be the final fine-tuning in Brazil, and sell since beginning 2020 they will be both in Europe and in Latin America. Let’s add, that recently was presented to the serial drone XC90.

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Cross-hatch Kia XCeed not announced for production in Russia

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Kia xceed. Сравним размеры с хэтчбеком Ceed. Длина — 4395 мм (+85), ширина — 1826 (+26), высота — 1483 (+36), колёсная база — 2650 мм (паритет). Передний свес вырос на 25 мм (905), задний на 60 (840 мм). Клиренс варьируется в пределах 174–184 мм (у Сида лишь 150).

Konstantin Bolotov, 2 hours ago. Photo: KIA

Compare the size with a hatchback Ceed. Length 4395 mm (+85), width — 1826 (+26), height — 1483 (+36) wheelbase — 2650 mm (parity). The front overhang has grown by 25 mm (905), rear 60 (840 mm). Clearance varies 174-184 mm (Sid 150).

In August, pseudoclosure Kia XCeed will be produced in Slovak Zilina along with other Seeders. In the third quarter of this year, the cross-hatch will appear on the European market, but the launch in Russia is open to question. Meanwhile, XCeed should be in the lineup a step below model Sportage. The rookie is built on the same platform as the K2, that and Ceed (McPherson strut plus memorycache), but varies with the family technical.

Alas, to be all-wheel drive XCeed can not. But in its front suspension shock absorbers are installed inside the hydraulic end buffers. A new dynamic damper to the rear cross member minimizes road noise and vibration. The springs though are longer sidovsky due to increased clearance, mitigated by a 7% front and 4% rear. Control unit electric power steering got other settings. From body panels in common with the led are only front doors.

The boot capacity is 426-1378 l vs sidovsky 395-1291. Loading height in favor of the design is increased by 60 mm. Dimension of tyre: standard — 205/60 R16, option — 235/45 R18. There are 12 body colours, including the exclusive Quantum ICSID yellow Yellow (pictured).

Initial XCeed is equipped with petrol Turbotronic 1.0 T-GDi (120 HP, 172 N•m) and six-speed “mechanics”, which is friends with all the other motors. It turbochetverki 1.4 T-GDi (140 HP, 242 N•m) and 1.6 T-GDi (204 HP, 265 N•m) and 1.6 CRDi turbodiesel Smartstream in two versions: 115 HP, 280-300 nm and 136 HP, 280-320 nm. Maximum thrust it produces with semidiapazonnym “robot”. Other automatic boxes there.

Landing in Inside by 42 mm higher than the side. Virtual tidy Supervision diagonal of 12.3 inches — optional. “Database” is an analogue set with a monochrome screen (3.8 inch) or TFT colour display (4.2 inches). In the center stands the touchscreen by 10.25.

All brakes — ventilated disc. System Drive Mode Select offers Normal and Sport modes, changing the response of the power unit and the steering force. The security complex includes auto brake, dead zones and markings, automatic headlights and so on. With a quick XCeed (1.6 T-GDi) sprints to hundred in 7.5 s, the slowest (1.0 T-GDi) needs to 11.3. Higher maximum speed — 220 km/h.

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