Connect with us

Automotive

Sunny hatchback Sono Sion will be delivered to customers in 2020

Leonid Popov, 28 minutes ago. Photo: Sono Motors

The length of the model is 4110 mm, width — 1790, height — 1680 wheelbase — 2565. Clearance in the initial state at 150 mm and 110 when fully loaded. Curb weight — 1400 kg boot capacity — 650/1250 l (unfolded/folded second row).

German solar car Sono Sion is gradually moving from preproduction to production. According to the latest data, reports Autoevolution, production of wonders will begin in the second half of 2019, while actual sales will start in 2020. However, now the machine is assembled 6686 orders, according to the firm on its website. At the same time appeared some specifications of the model.

The electric motor develops 80 kW (109 HP) and 250 N•m (rear). About the maximum speed of 140 km/h we said about overclocking yet: the hundred-seat hatch is gaining nine seconds. In regen mode the motor converted to a generator, producing power up to 50 kW.

Recall that the hatchback is covered with a Sion 330 solar cells systems viSono. They can recharge the battery of the electric vehicle in the Parking lot and on the move, providing it “free” a certain part of the total mileage. The total area of these panels is 7.5 m2 and a rated power of 1.2 kW. It is clear that the practical development of their energy will depend heavily on light, that is, from the weather.

Air filter of moss breSono left in the specification. Then there’s heated seats, air conditioning, power Windows, two airbags, an entertainment system with a screen of ten inches and four speakers, ABS and electronic stabilization system, led lights.

In the company Sono Motors has calculated that the daily electricity production of these cells will gradually change depending on the month. In December and January it will be at a minimum and should correspond to four kilometers a day only “through the light”, and the peak generation will occur in may (28 gratuitous miles a day) and June (29 km per day). July and August is also looking good — there machine will provide for 26 km per day free.

In may of this year, the Sono firm has decided on the supplier of lithium batteries for your hatchback. Selected German company ElringKlinger AG, a major manufacturer of automotive components with plants around the world. Announced a contract for several hundred million euros for a period of eight years.

In General, the machine is powered by the traction battery. There are changes from 2017. Previously, the Germans talked about the two versions of the batteries of 14.4 and 30 kWh, then said that will leave only a 30-kilowatt. But in the final characteristics are the new settings: battery will contain 35 to 45 kWh, and the unit weight is about 250 kg. the power Reserve on a single charge nominally retained the same as was declared before, is 250 km, but he’s called “real in all weather conditions”. And this is the value excluding the contribution of solar panels.

Bi-directional charging system biSono allows, if necessary, to replenish a dead battery one hatchback from the more “seasoned” fellow. What to external support, the 50-kW port standard CCS will provide battery charging 80% in 30 minutes and to 100% in an hour. There is also a charging connector standards SchuKo and Type 2.

The full price of piatigorski Sono Sion is 20 000 euros (1.53 million rubles), including the price of the battery (4000 euros), which can also be rented. Guarantee the Germans a little clipped. Last year they talked about 150 000 km (or two years, whichever comes first), now only about 100 000 km. when it comes to service and repairs, Sono offers its customers to use its services, and other care centers, which developed a detailed manual, including working with high voltage components.

SOURCE

Automotive

The first models of the factory of Great Wall in Russia will be crossovers Haval Haval H6 and F7

Priladozhie production will start at the Russian factory of Great Wall already this year and in the first quarter of 2019, the new H6 will begin to roll off the production line.

Great Wall Motors, which owns the trademark Haval became the first Chinese company opening its own plant in Russia, and not having specinvtehnica with the government of the Russian Federation! What does this mean? This means that if the list suddenly is not signed, the Great Wall will continue to deliver components from China without any hope for industrial subsidies (PS), which aimed at a partial compensation tax import duties. Now they account for 25%. This tax is paid by all importers of cars and the Russian representative office of Haval Motor Rus including.

However, Great Wall Motors has been a few years ago a resident of the Tula industrial Park “Uzlovaya”, where he built the hull of the new enterprise. This project is still in 2016, was included by the Ministry of industry in the list of recipients of Federal subsidies. Moreover, the state has invested in the power station “Node” (for it was even purchased transformers from Siemens) and the goal of this power plant to give electricity including the plant Great Wall. And if you remember that at the invitation Haval current Governor of Tula region Alexey Dyumin visited the motor show in Shanghai in 2017, Speke is possible not to worry. By the way, according to rumors, Dyumin was impressed by the cars of Haval.

Haval H6 второго поколения, версия для Австралии

Haval H6 of the second generation, version for Australia

So, what to expect from the run of the mill Great Wall in Russia? It may be that the prices of the models will fall – even in the winter in an interview with our publication it was stated by the Deputy Director-General “Haval Motor Rus” Mikhail Rockin. However, by far to say this is not necessary. The fact that the first two models Haval, which will be produced at the Tula plant is a compact crossover H6 of the second-generation mid-size crossover F7 we have not yet presented. Moreover, F7, and all will celebrate the world premiere in Russia – at the upcoming Moscow motor show!

Новейший среднеразмерный кроссовер Haval F7 уже на производстве

The newest mid-size crossover Haval F7 on the production

Note that Russia is likely to start production of H6 with a “red” type label. Recall that in China, the brand produces almost all models in four versions: normal and with the letter S, each of these “branches” can be executed in a “blue” label (youth, sport) or “red label” (family). Michael Rotkin winter told usthat while talking about the launch version with a blue signboard in Russia is not necessary. Note that all these versions of the same model differ in the design of the front and aft, trim, interior designs, and may even have “their” power units.

Ещё одно исполнение Haval H6, на сей раз для Китая - с "красным шильдиком"

Another performance of Haval H6, this time to China — with the “red label”

Interestingly, in contrast to the Belarusian plant BelGee, or rather, his platform in Zhodzina, the Great Wall plant will begin its work with the stamping of parts at a time, as all the stamping for Geely Atlas imported from China. In the first stage of body welding, stamping and molding items, interior and exterior, localization will amount to about 30%, and engines and transmissions will come to the “Hub” from China. Priladozhie production needs to finish this year and the first quarter of 2019 to release the first batch of the new H6.

In the first stage power plant will be 80,000 cars per year. It is clear that this volume of the Russian market simply does not digest, so as the export destinations considering the CIS countries. On the supply of “Russian” cars “far abroad”. And, of course, at full capacity will depend on demand.

It may well be that with the launch of the plant for model Haval will be increased and the service interval, which is now the traditional Chinese Toyota 10 thousand miles. It was Mikhail Rodin also mentioned in an interview with Kolesa.ru.

Интерьер китайской версии Haval H6

The interior of the Chinese version of Haval H6

By the way, along with mid-sized Haval F7 MIAS 2018 should bring one of the concept cars created by Pierre Leclerc, the author of the BMW X6. We will remind, in he August 2017 Leclerc left Haval in Kia. Apparently we are talking about HB-02, which became the prototype not only for Haval F7, but for the entire line F, the first model which – with index F5 will go on sale to Chinese dealers Haval in the near future.

Interestingly, the Chinese decided to abandon the demonstration in Russia is very extravagant, not to say controversial concept WEY XEV Streamed SUV, which was first shown to the public in Frankfurt last year. But the appearance on the stands of “Crocus” is one of serial crossovers brand WEY very likely: there are persistent rumors about the launch of this luxury brand Great Wall in Russia.

SOURCE

Continue Reading

Automotive

The market of used cars: July was the third month of growth

In July of the current year in the Russian market of used cars was more than 468 thousand transactions of resale, that exceeds the result of last year by 3.1%, informs analytical Agency “AUTOSTAT“. That is, the sales of used cars increases starting in may for the third month in a row.

Cars Traffic

More than 70% of the market is accounted for ten marks – retains leadership of Lada, the share of which in July amounted to about 25%, which is nearly 120 thousand units in quantitative terms. By the way, compared to July 2017 is 1.6% less.

TOP 10 brands of the secondary market of Russia in July of 2018:

Place Brand Sales in July 2018 (thousand units) Sales in January-July 2018 (thousand units) The difference with July 2017 The difference with January-July 2017
1 Lada 119,8 780,3 1.6 million% -3,2%
2 Toyota 52,1 338,6 +2,0% -2,6%
3 Nissan 26,0 166,9 +5,1% +5,4%
4 Hyundai 23,6 148,0 +12.9 percent +12,2%
5 Kia 20,9 Of 130.7 +22,0% +20.7 per cent
6 Chevrolet 20,1 132,1 +3,7% +4,2%
7 Ford 19,1 118,9 +6,2% +3,0%
8 Volkswagen 18,6 To 117.8 +4.9 per cent +5.8 percent
9 Renault 16,2 106,2 +8,2% +10,1%
10 Mitsubishi 14,0 Of 90.9 +4,0% +2,2%
Only in Russia 468,1 3 009,9 +3,1% +2,2%

The TOP 10 popular brands of Russian secondary market shows a negative trend only Lada, while the rest of the brands sales are rising. For example, a couple Korean brands in July showed two-digit growth – Hyundai 12.9% (to 23.6 thousand cars), and Kia by 22% (to 20.9 cars). However, they still failed to enter the top three – “the Koreans” is located on the fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Market of second hand used cars in Kaunas city

TOP 10 models of the secondary market of Russia in July of 2018:

Place Model Sales in July 2018 (thousand units) Sales in January-July 2018 (thousand units) The difference with July 2017 The difference with January-July 2017
1 Lada 2114 12,4 83,0 -5,6% -4,8%
2 Ford Focus 12,3 75,5 +7,1% +3,0%
3 Lada 2107 11,3 73,1 -5,7% -8,9%
4 Lada 2170 9,8 61,4 +10,8% +6,1%
5 Lada 2110 9,4 61,5 -6,4% -8,3%
6 Toyota Corolla 9,2 58.9 per +0,8% +2,0%
7 Hyundai Solaris 8,5 52,6 +21,6% +23,7%
8 Kia Rio 7,4 46,5 +23.6% of +29,8%
9 Lada 4×4 7,1 51,2 -5,3% -4,7%
10 Toyota Camry 7,1 44,4 +8,8% +6.7 percent

The second place keeps Toyota from 52.1 thousand copies sold and a 2 percent growth, and closes the top three of Nissan, whose sales rose 5.1%, to 26 thousand cars.

Depositphotos_26928661_original-1-1-980x0-c-default[1]

The most popular model of the secondary market remains Lada 2114 – 12,4 thousand machines have replaced their respective owners. Most popular car remains the Ford Focus, which became the subject of 12.3 thousand transactions.

We will remind, the most popular model on the Russian market of new passenger cars, which in July rose 10.8%, is the Lada Vesta.

SOURCE

Continue Reading

Automotive

Ford recalls Focus and Kuga in Russia because of the threat of fire from under the hood

Federal Agency on technical regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart) and OOO “Ford Sollers holding” has agreed on a programme of review of the Ford Focus, C-Max, Mondeo and Kuga. The campaign has touched 3 968 cars that were sold in Russia in the period from 2011 to 2016. A list of VIN numbers of cars that fall under a new review on the website of the Department.

SOURCE

Continue Reading

Deals

Trending