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Ford has today officially announced the reduction of its business in Europe. In the near future will be closed several plants, laid off thousands of workers, reduced the model lineup. The sword of Damocles is brought over the enterprises of Ford Sollers in Russia.

So it happened to be exactly what analysts predicted in early December: the company Ford is preparing massively to lay off workers, and first of all under reduction will go to employees of European companies. About why Ford was in a difficult situation Wheels.ru told in September, and here only briefly recall that the new trends in the automotive industry (vehicles and drones) and a drop in demand for traditional cars cause the company to conduct large-scale business restructuring and to enter into alliances with competitors. Next week in the framework of the Detroit motor show may be officially announced about the conclusion of the Alliance with the Volkswagen group, and today the press service of the Ford was issued a statement of the Vice-President of the European division of Stephen Armstrong about the future plans of the company in the region.

Новый Ford Focus рискует так и не добраться до России.

New Ford Focus risks not to get to Russia.

So, Ford of Europe plans to significantly reduce the line of traditional passenger cars, but yet officially announced only on termination of production of the compact MPV C-MAX and Grand C-MAX in the German city Serlui (the exact timing will depend on negotiations with trade unions) and to curtail production of automatic transmissions in Bordeaux, France in August of this year. In the future, most likely, will go under the knife Mondeo and Galaxy/S-Max, and production of the subcompact Fiesta could be transferred to Brazil or India, that is, from the passenger line in Europe will only Focus and models created on the platform – mostly crossovers. Overall, as stated, the model lineup will be “more targeted”, that is of the former variety will be forgotten. Niche models (mainly sports cars) are imported to Europe from the USA. And, of course, everything that can be electrified. Earlier, Ford announced its intention to 2022 launch it on the market 16 new electric vehicles, including a budget crossover, but now it is not clear which of them will be original and which turned Volkswagens.

A key segment for Ford in Europe will be commercial vehicles and the headquarters of the focus in the UK – it is assumed that brakcet either not held or to be held under condition of preservation of a free trade zone between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Ford Transit российской сборки

Ford Transit Russian Assembly

Separately in a press release referred to the enterprise of Ford Sollers in Russia: they will also see changes, but specific plans will be announced only in the second quarter of this year. Presumably, plants in Vsevolozhsk and Naberezhnye Chelny, release Focus, Mondeo, Fiesta and EcoSport, will be closed, as sales of these models drop, but the plant in Elabuga, which produces quite successful Transit and Kuga, can survive, the more that fits into the concept of development of the European division of Ford. While Elabuga production of engines for cars are likely to be in demand – if only Ford is not going to conclude with the Russian government special investment contract (SPIC). Alas, the probability of this event small – Ford is now simply not on the agenda much bigger and more important issues. Roughly speaking, the Ford had to survive. However, let’s wait for the second quarter: it is possible that the Russian authorities will make the Ford such a generous offer that to abandon it would be impossible, and then we can hope that the dealership “blue oval” is empty and will not disappear.

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With the change of generations of the Mazda 3 was the most expensive in the segment

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Mazda 3. В России будут продаваться машины с бензиновыми атмосферниками Skyactiv-G. Базовая версия 1.5 (120 сил, 153 Н•м) с «механикой» разгоняется до 100 км/ч за 11,3 с, а с «автоматом» за 12,4. С двухлитровым мотором (150 л.с., 213 Н•м) двухпедальный хэтчбек делает сотню за 9,3 с.

In Russia will sell cars with gasoline atmospherically Skyactiv-G. the basic version 1.5 (120 forces, 153 N•m) with the “mechanics” accelerates to 100 km/h in 11.3 s, but with automatic transmission for 12.4. With two-liter engine (150 HP, 213 N•m) two pedal drive hatchback makes a hundred for 9,3 C.

In July, dealers will begin to place orders for sedans and hatchbacks Mazda 3 fourth generation. Others will be more democratic pyatidverka with the “mechanics” and engine of 1.5 (120 HP), which is only available in the base Drive for the 1.49 million. In the start-up kit includes seven airbags, led headlights, air conditioning, rain sensors and light, multimedia system with a display of 8.8 inches, and even a projection display. But the wheels assembled on their “steel forgings”, and the steering wheel has leather finishing.

Leather trim as pictured, the Russian cars will not. Also, we did not bring modifications to the new engine Skyactiv-X and all-wheel drive.

All other versions are two pedal drive. The second level of equipment Acitve only possible for a sedan (1.57 million). Here added leather braid steering, dual-zone climate front seats and heated mirrors, cruise control and 16-inch wheels made of light alloy. The hatchback is by 20 thousand more (1.59 million), besides he is a two-liter (1 678 000). In the top configuration Supreme (1 753 000) appears electric driver’s seat with memory, electrochromic mirror driver side, as well as Parking sensors in both bumpers, along with rear view camera. The alloy wheel diameter increased to 18 inches.

Four-door “matryoshka” Japanese Assembly for the price intersects with the larger Mazda 6 (1 498 000), which is produced in Vladivostok.

With such pricing, the Mazda will have a hard time. For the price of a sedan (1 570 000 rubles), you can take any of the competitors, and the top version with more powerful powertrains. The closest thing to “the doll” at a cost of getting a Toyota Corolla, but it is with the motor 1.6 (122 HP) and CVT is cheaper (1 318 000). And the hatchback’s main rival will be the Volkswagen Golf, which with a turbo engine 1.4 TSI (125 HP) and “robot” DSG starts from 1 429 900 rubles.

Model and accessories Motor (horsepower, HP), transmission* Price, RUB.
Ford Focus Trend 1.6 (105) AT6 1 053 000
Kia Ceed Comfort 1.6 (128) АТ6 1 129 900
Skoda Octavia Active 1.4 (110) АТ6 1 192 000
Volkswagen Golf Trendline 1.4 (125) P7 1 429 900
Mazda 3 Active 1.5 (120) АТ6 1 590 000
* АТ6 six — speed automatic transmission,
P7 — a seven-speed automated manual peredach.

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The price crossover Renault Arkana was moderate

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Renault arkana. На всех фото представлена «максимальная» Arkana. Между тем самую доступную будет легко узнать по чёрным корпусам боковых зеркал, отсутствию хромированных молдингов понизу дверей, «защитных» накладок на бамперы, а также по 17-дюймовым стальным дискам «под литьё».

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All the photos represented a “maximum” Arkana. Meanwhile, the most accessible will be easily recognized by the black side mirrors, no chrome mouldings at the bottom of the doors, protective overlays on the bumpers and 17-inch steel disks under “casting”.

Basic Arkana with front-wheel drive, aspirated 1.6 (114 HP, 156 N•m) and five-speed “mechanics” was estimated at 999 000 rubles. The version with a variator costs 1 049 990, with all-wheel drive — 1 169 990. Crossover with 1.3 turbo engine (150 HP, 250 N•m) and the stepless transmission X-Tronic “begins” with 1 229 990, whereas for the execution of the 4×4 have to give at least 1 419 990 rubles. Today opened reception of orders, and sales will begin in mid-July.

Leather seat trim relies entirely welcome top version Edition One (1 419 990), all other fabric or a combination of textile/leather. Easy Link media center with an eight-inch display, it is also the prerogative of the most expensive harnesses, but you can take it in the package options Techno for 29 900.

First equipment Life includes four airbags, ESP, led optics, air conditioning, audio system with four speakers. Handlebar adjustable in height and reach, but only one heated — exterior mirrors with electric. In the following the performance of the Drive (1 089 990) appear heated front seats, rear Parking sensors, cruise control with limit switches speed, and rain and light sensors, card key, remote start engine Start Renault, organizer of the underground trunk.

The color “metallic” need to pay 15 990 rubles, and then make a choice out of seven options: white, black, silver, dark gray, red, brown and brown-green.

At the same time prenosniki posted specifications, and we can see that the fastest Arkana — front wheel drive, a turbo engine and a CVT. To disperse hundreds of 10.2 s. she needs to polnoprivodniki. need a 10.5. Here the highest speed — 191 km/h record in the spurt (15,2) belongs to the two pedal drive atmospheric lasso, she is the most modest top speed (172 km/h), but the lowest consumption in the combined cycle — 6.9 liters/100 km. the Most voracious all-wheel drive Arkana 1.6 to 7.7 L. other versions consume 7,1–7,2 L.

Model and accessories Motor (horsepower, HP), transmission* Price, RUB.
Renault Duster Access 1.6 (114), MT5 714 000
Lifan X70 Basic 2.0 (136), MT5 829 000
Renault Kaptur Life 1.6 (114), MT5 944 000
Hyundai Grand Start 1.6 (123), МТ6 957 000
Renault Arkana Life 1.6 (114), МТ6 999 000
Chery Tiggo 5 Connected 2.0 (136), MT5 999 900
Nissan Terrano Comfort 1.6 (114), MT5 1 021 000
Geely Atlas Standard 2.0 (139), МТ6 1 089 990
Nissan Qashqai XE 1.2 (115), МТ6 1 170 000
Mitsubishi ASX Inform 1.6 (117), MT5 1 189 000
Suzuki Vitara GL 1.6 (117), MT5 1 199 000
7 Chery Tiggo Sport 1.5 (152), МТ6 1 199 900
Suzuki SX4 GL 1.6 (117), MT5 1 299 000
Toyota C-HR Ride 1.2 (115), МТ6 1 367 000
* MT5, -6—, five-, six-speed manual transmission.

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