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The company Ford decided to change the business structure in Russia

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The Ford Sollers plant in Vsevolozhsk (pictured), according to the newspaper “Vedomosti”that in December, the idle will remain “frozen” until mid-January. It produced Foci and Mondeo, but with a capacity of 160,000 vehicles per year is about eight times less. “Until the end of spring no layoffs at the plant should not be”, — writes the edition.

Manual Ford announced the “early consultations” with his labor Council, Union representatives and other stakeholders. The “consultation” leaves no doubt that preparing mass layoffs and plant closures. Obviously, without such painful measures “the implementation of a comprehensive strategy for change” is simply impossible.

Reform is needed to reduce costs, increase profits and strengthen the position of the “oval” brand, primarily in Europe. Reuters notes: in the third quarter division of the Ford of Europe reported a loss of $282 million (previous year loss was $192 million), so the reduction will “thousands of jobs”. Staff Ford of Europe is estimated at 53,000.

If yesterday we were wondering when the new Explorer will arrive in Russia, but today we are no longer sure that he did we will. The old Explorer is going in Elabuga (Tatarstan) along with the Kuga and the van Ford Transit. In 2017, was issued 17 000 machines at a power plant in 85 000.

The official release of the Ford pays special attention to the joint venture company in Russia — Ford Sollers. It will be the subject of “strategic research”. Now considered several options for restructuring of the joint venture. The decision will be made in the period from April to June 2019. In Sollers in response to questions Drive repeated the above and said that there is a revision of plans, but nothing concrete though yet. This means a lot of room for speculation, because it is easy to assume that Ford will close all factories in our country and leave it at the example of GM.

The newspaper “Vedomosti” referring to Ford’s dealers reported that in 2019, the company Ford Sollers will be able to sell in Russia not more than 53 000 vehicles, therefore, the closure of one or two nedozagruzheny plants seems logical. About the same sources say Autoreview, saying that in addition to the Assembly vans Transit in Yelabuga Ford has nothing left, and the plants in Vsevolozhsk and Naberezhnye Chelny (there are EcoSport and Fiesta) will do something else. Removed from Russian pipelines of the car or will be imported or will disappear. As an option — with the face of the earth, as global lineup will change a lot.

“Inspired” by the Mustang electric crossover will be released in 2020. (Here are the third-party imagination of the artist.) Together with the Bronco, which probably will debut in April, the SUV Edge , and by Mustang electric car will enter the “import portfolio”. EcoSport and Kuga will also survive.

“We believe that the division of Ford of Europe may require a reduction of production capacity and headcount by 20-30%,” says Adam Jonas, analyst firm Morgan Stanley. The “blue oval” is in Europe, losses for several years, and now is targeting six per cent profit (the plan is called Sprint to 6 Reset and Redesign).

Now the company produces in the Old world “three customer-focused business groups” — commercial transport, passenger transport and import from USA. The COMTRANS is made Alliance with Volkswagen. All the cars waiting for the inevitable electrification. Imported from America will be “niche icons” type of Mustang.

Trimming the model line began yesterday. Now with the trade unions negotiated the discontinuation of the compact MPV C-Max and Grand C-Max in the German plant in Serlui. At the same time the French company in Bordeaux will curtail production of automatic transmissions, and two British headquarters will be merged into one — with the technical centre Ford Dunton in the South East of Essex. Details of their strategy boss James Hackett will present “in coming months” as soon as completed consultation with the trade unions and other stakeholders.

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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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Several cars are Audi A4, and A5 in Russia tightened the nuts

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Audi a4,Audi a5. По итогам года собратья Audi A4/A5 занимают вторую строку в своём классе в России. Весной немцы должны выкатить рестайлинговую машину, чтобы поднять интерес ещё больше.

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Not enough or too tight threaded joints in the front axles (manufacturer preferred the term “tight improper”) has forced Audi to recall in our country, twelve instances of models A4 and A5sold in 2018. Will check them and if needed will replace the “wrong” parts in the chassis. Of course, free for owners.

A list of VIN codes of the vehicles falling under this opinion, as usual, can be downloaded from the website of Rosstandart on the link.

Interestingly, in the last couple of A4/A5 spoke in Russia as recently as November 2018 and also because threaded connections. One time improperly was screwed on the fuel rail. And besides, both of these models fall under a service campaign in the summer and fall about the potential of failure of the coolant pump.

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