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Eminent shareholders have expressed dissatisfaction with the Bentley

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Konstantin Bolotov, 54 minutes ago. Photo: Bentley, Volkswagen

“Third” coupe Bentley Continental GT and the eponymous convertible, introduced in November of 2018, came to the market late because of the long calibration portascope “robot” PDK. This delay and unexpectedly sluggish demand for the model has become one of the many reasons of the loss of Bentley.

Ultimatum is a strong word. But it’s the word Ultimatum issued in the title of the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, talking about the reaction of the majority shareholders of Volkswagen to the loss of the Bentley brand. For the first nine months of 2018, the company lost at least 137 million euros (compared to the same period in 2017) than upset the clans Porsche and Piech, owns more than half of the shares of the VW Group.

“It is important that each brand has brought a reasonable return, said Wolfgang Heinz Porsche. — Bentley now it’s not, and we are not satisfied”. Sitting next to Hans Michel Piech added: “It may be only a year or two.” The phrase was interpreted as the term that is given to Bentley “to correct”, said the publication Automotive News Europe. No “threats in case of failure” has not sounded, so that the extension of an ultimatum Maxim does not pull, but noteworthy.

Being cousins and members of the Supervisory Board of VW Group, 75-year-old Wolfgang Porsche (left) and 77-year-old Hans Piech (right) rarely give their opinion about the brands of the group. The comments came as a surprise, since dynasty many suffered in silence for years, for example, loss of brand SEAT.

Bentley chief Adrian hallmark, who is at the helm of the company since the first of February of 2018, has not played in public with a response to shareholders, but the journalists themselves have composed for him “the verdict”. Undoubtedly, the financial loss of the brand associated with the fall of the British pound against the background of a vote on leaving the EU. Many of the components that gets Bentley from Continental Europe rose sharply.

Another blow was the introduction of new ehkonorm WLTP, although the unwillingness of the Bentley brand to them still on her conscience. To the General heap of problems should also include the problematic launch of the Continental GT coupé, and probably something else. Hallmark sort of swaggers, promising by the end of 2019, the significant growth and return to profitability. Or what? Won’t the deletion of the ultimatum.

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SUV UAZ Patriot increased the variability of equipment

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Uaz patriot. Нынешняя вилка цен на Патриот составляет от 777 000 рублей за комплектацию «Классик Fleet» до 1 083 000 за «Максимум».

Leonid Popov, 51 minutes ago. Photo: UAZ

The current plug prices on a Patriot is from 777 000 rubles for the equipment of the “classic Fleet” to 1 083 000 for Maximum.

In the segment of medium-sized SUVs once again updated UAZ Patriot is in the lead by a wide margin (end 2018 — 15 422 instance). This is due to the impressive traffic, and prices which, even after growth last fall, and another, already in 2019, still remain markedly lower than those of rivals. Now UAZ has decided to attract more attention to the model, increasing the available options for primary and secondary configurations.

During the last update the car has received more powerful motor and upgraded front and rear suspension, steering, clutch and “mechanics” improved sound insulation.

So, for “classic” and “Optimum” since February, can be ordered foglights, previously unavailable to them. In the “Classic” version comes multimedia system with touch screen, six speakers and navigation, extra heater, hitherto optional equipment is next in rank “Optimum” (for 32 000 rubles, and 9100, respectively). In the past, too, there is a new option pack — Climate control with climate control and grey insulated glass. Now such a set is optional (16 500) for the more expensive “Prestige”, and “Max” is the default. But in “the Prestige”, again from February, you will have the option in the form of Parking sensors front and rear, and rear-view camera, now present only in the “Maximum”.

Yet there are available alloy wheels of different design (20-30 thousand), locking rear differential (38 900), pre-heater with timer (44 900), heated windshield and rear seat on the “Prestige” (19 900), winch plus steering protection (49 900). And by “Classics” you can buy air conditioning and heated front seats for 69 900.

We add that the most affordable complete set of “classic Fleet” (777 000) is as empty as “classic” (more or less important, there is only driver airbag), but it is one of the pre-reform suspension and the old engine 2.7 (a 135-strong ZMZ 40906 is 150-strong ZMZ 409051 in all other versions of the Patriot). Simple classic starts with 798 000. Intermediate (“Optimum”), which already has a passenger, airbag and air conditioning, worth 899 000, and for the “Prestige” multimedia complex on Android, and a seven-inch touch screen, cruise control, heated front seats and steering stabilization system and a bunch of electronic assistants will have to pay 1 011 000.

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The owners of gyrometers want to distribute traffic

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Such transport is often used by children and adolescents. If the norm is accepted, then the audience may be significantly reduced.

Control over the actions of the owners of gyrometers, Segways, sigview and other small electric vehicles considered in the state Duma of the Russian Federation: on this topic was a round table. It is proposed to equate it to the moped: in this case, these “drivers” will be subject to the requirements of the rules of the road. The initiative came from the head of the Union of pedestrians Vladimir Sokolov.

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According to the current legislation, to mopeds (light quadricycles) or the desired license category “M” or any other open category (the most common – “B”). If they equate gyrometer, Segways, etc., then their owners will also need a driver’s license.

Regulation segment is necessary because of pedestrians. During the round table the attendees remembered several cases: the first man on the electric skateboard was hit by a woman who fell and suffered a severe spinal injury; second driver electric skateboard collided with the pensioner, causing the latter died on the spot. Accident, these incidents can not be called, since from the point of view of the law in the pedestrian zone and collided with two pedestrians.

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According to Vladimir Sokolova, similar cases are not uncommon (however, the statistics he had not). In order to be able to attract such “drivers” to justice, they should be subject to the relevant rules. Today they have been officially recognized by pedestrians and, in fact, can move in respective areas at a speed from 20 km/h on gyrometer to 50 km/h on a Segway.

Vladimir Sokolov offers to prohibit the movement of the small electric vehicle on the sidewalks. Agree not all. During the round table a proposal was made simply to limit the speed for those traveling on the Segways, Segways, etc: for pedestrian areas – not above 25 km/h, for bike paths, 60 km/h. the Catch, however, is that this electric vehicle has no speedometer.

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It is curious that Russia is now allowed to create “Bike zone”, where it is allowed to stop motorists and motorcyclists, provided that they give way to all other traffic participants, and their speed will not exceed 20 km/h. it Turns out, the owners sigview will be able to drive on such roads three times faster? Or in this case, also will be subject to the terms and moped riders?

In Russia in 2018, has sold about 32 thousand Segways and about 10 thousand monowheels. Often buy them for children and teenagers. Recall that the right category “M” is issued from the age of 16. This means that in case of approval the proposal of the head of the Union of pedestrians, the number of customers of sellers of small electric vehicle, most likely, will be considerably reduced.

Last summer Kolesa.ru reported on the proposal of the Deputy from the LDPR faction, which advocated the registration of alternative transport.

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Kupeobrazny Geely FY11 revealed in the “sports” version

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Geely fy11. От стандартного этот вариант отличается круговым обвесом в цвет кузова (вместо «чёрного пояса»), накладками на двери, двумя парами выпускных патрубков, затемнёнными элементами, алой вставкой в решётке и большими колёсами. Можно считать FY11 кросс-седаном, как Renault Arkana.

From the standard this is a circular body kit in body color (instead of black belt), lining on the door, two pairs of exhaust pipes, darkened elements, al insert in the grille and large wheels. FY11 can be considered cross-sedans, like Renault Arkana.

The company Geely to be congratulated on the development of the first model on the platform of the CMA (not to be confused with BMA). It unites coupe FY11 with a compact “Swede” Volvo XC40 and differs from Satin, resting on its own “cart” Geely. The mid-size crossover with “crushed” the roof, the idea will become the biggest and most expensive SUV in the range, and therefore, waiting for the flagship we have.

The issue of the official pictures shows about the imminent premiere. However, the Russian office Geely today sent along a teaser with the words about the similarities of the car with a predatory cat, grille “in the form of a concentric universe” and running lights like the “digital boom”. Say, a design center in Shanghai has found a new direction.

Recall the dimensions: length, width, height — 4605×1878×1643 mm, wheelbase — 2700. It is not surprising that the dimensions of the rookie close to the platform model Lynk & Co 01: 4530×1855×1654, 2730 mm.

Architecture interior Geely FY11 is more similar to a compact Geely SX11than all the other models in the CMA-kneading. This is a standard interior, no red inserts and stitching, and veneers “under carbon”. It’s funny that the handrail on the console can be confused with a “poker” of the Parking brake.

Under the hood of the SUV FY11 if prescribed turboservice 2.0 (in Swedish terminology T5), derated from 254 to 238 HP at the same torque 350 N•m. there are rumors about the use volvovsky Turbotronic 1.5 in the hybrid setup of the PHEV. In short, the forecasts are also on the Coupe, rolling brand Lynk & Co. Where, by the way, coupe from Volvo?

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