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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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Volvo has launched initiatives for security

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Volvo wants to start a discussion about whether the automaker by applying constraints to change the behavior of drivers. As mark is ready to take “active responsibility” for the security, she believes such intervention is their right or even duty.

The Swedish brand is celebrating the 60th anniversary of three-point seat belt — “probably the most important invention in the history of automotive safety.” This device, which became the industry standard, saved, estimated to Volvo, more than a million lives. What’s next? The company has already decided in 2020 to limit the maximum speed of their cars at around 180 km/h Now put forward three initiatives: the E. V. A. project (Equal for all vehicles), key Care Key and the camera that monitors the driver’s behaviour. It’s all part of the strategy Vision 2020, under which the dead and seriously injured in a new Volvo car should not be.

Project E. V. A. aims to provide the same level of safety in the car for everyone, but the emphasis is on the protection of women. After all, they are, according to Volvo, are at greater risk of an accident due to anatomical features. For example, the cervical spine in men stronger.

Initiative E. V. A., the company are willing to share their research in the security sphere, ongoing since the 1950s. More than a hundred articles based on a thorough analysis of tens of thousands of real-world accidents. In particular, the digital library offers access to content on protection against whiplash and injuries of the lumbar spine.

Key Care Key will go “in the” all Volvo cars from 2021. It allows owners to set speed limit for yourself, family members and friends who use one machine. The idea is that Care Key is particularly useful for teenagers, just got a license.

In early 2020-ies Volvo promises to provide the next generation platform SPA, which is called the SPA2. In the basic equipment of all models, built on a “truck”, will include a system of cameras and other sensors that continuously monitors the state of the driver. The main task — the fight against drunk driving (cause 30% of accidents) and distraction.

The prototype two cameras mounted at the upper corners of the windshield, but the exact number of “eyes” and their location in the cabin will be released at a later date.

If the “obviously drunk” or distracted the driver does not react to the warning signals a long time looking at the road, sitting with eyes closed, acting too slowly or, on the contrary, extremely rebuilt — the car gets a right to intervene. It limits the speed alerts support through the service Volvo on Call, and in an extreme case, brakes to a full stop and finds a safe Parking. Except that the police is not, though…

However, along with the carrot there is the carrot in the form of “financial benefits”: good driver not only avoid trouble, but will be much less to pay for insurance. Soon Volvo will announce the first of several agreements with the insurance companies in Sweden. Specific terms of the transaction will depend on conditions in a particular market.

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Simple solution: as every year to go to the new crossover Nissan

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Most new car buyers still operating in the traditional way, buying a car on credit and paying it in three years, sell a car, to make a new one. However, there are those who have already tasted the benefits of leasing programs, thanks to which owning a car is not burdened with either service or insurance or taxes or other related costs, and the car can be replaced with new at least every year. It is a program jointly developed Major and Nissan. How it works, and what is the benefit?

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Te who are familiar with the leasing scheme, it is easy to guess in the “Simple solution” is one of such proposals. A distinctive feature of the service from Major – regular updates to vehicle: the contract for the rental of the car is signed for one year, after which the customer can either buy a car on favorable terms, or that is more logical for the leasing scheme, to exchange it for a new one.

What is the benefit?

To understand the benefits of the proposal, it is sufficient to compare it with the standard purchase of a car on credit. As an example, take the “average” variant: Nissan Qashqai for 1.6 million rubles. The first condition for the acquisition of the loan is the initial fee in the amount of 450 thousand rubles. Of course, the loan is accompanied by a mandatory insurance of the collateral: for CTP and hull will have to pay 50 thousand and 30 thousand will cost life insurance that is also required by most banks. Things like floor mats and a set of the motorist at the time of purchase against the General background seem unnoticed, however, and they are 5-6 thousand to spend.

Nissan Terrano '2016–н.в.

Nissan Terrano ‘2016–present

So, paying a lump sum of about 540 thousand, the buyer leaves the showroom. Considering the average annual mileage in the first year of owning the car he will need to pass one to buy a set of winter tires and twice to set. Taking into account the cost THAT 1 in 12 thousand and a decent winter tire as well as tire service and seasonal storage of tires routine maintenance will take another 60. Throw in 5 thousand roubles of the transport tax for the 144-strong car – and get almost the full cost of owning a car, not including optional “special stages” such as replacing the music, seat covers and other.

Well, the third item of expenditure when buying a car on credit is actually a loan. In our conditions, subject to a monthly payment of 37 thousand for the first year will have to pay 444 thousand rubles. Adding to this the amount of the initial contribution and the cost of insurance and owning a car in the first year, we get about 1.1 million – and ahead of a few years of the loan, maintenance of compulsory insurance and so on.

Nissan X-Trail (T32) '2017–н.в.

Nissan X-Trail (T32) in 2017–present

Against this background, the program “Simple solution” fully justifies its name. The fact is that, choosing a car, simply arrive at the dealership with a package of documents, to make an advance payment equal to one monthly – and go on a new car. Do not need to insure himself or the car at your expense, no need to pay for registration, no need to pay extra for floor mats and even THEN: everything is included in the monthly payment. Given that the leasing scheme the actual owner is the lessor in the face of a major Pro, vehicle tax, insurance and registration pays for it. Thus, to go from the salon on the new Nissan Qashqai, in this case you will need to 33.5 thousand rubles – and no unaccounted for additional costs.

The second advantage of leasing – no need to pay for the service and maintenance of the car: all of this is also taken into account in the monthly payment. Getting to use the machine on the program “Simple solution”, the client receives a “complete” winter tires, free tire and seasonal storage of wheels, and-1. Simply put, we can only fill the car and drive it – all the rest is already taken care of in advance.

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SUV Hyundai Tucson N Line of distinguished appearance and settings

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Hyundai tucson,Hyundai tucson n line. Чёрная сетчатая решётка, обрамлённая тёмным хромом, сопряжена с новым бампером, в котором сидят уникальные ходовые огни. Корпуса боковых зеркал и задний спойлер исполнены в чёрном глянце. Завершают образ 19-дюймовые легкосплавные диски.

Konstantin Bolotov, 3 days ago. Photo: Hyundai

Black mesh grille, framed by dark chrome, paired with a new bumper, which sit unique running lights. Body side mirrors and rear spoiler rendered in black gloss. Finish 19-inch alloy wheels.

Sportpaket N Line, tested on the hatchback-the twins of Hyundai i30 and Elantra GT, has reached European crossover Tucson. The new version differs from the standard Tusana first of all, the terrible decor, “inspired by” real N-machine (N i30, Veloster N) and the settings on the steering and revised suspension (springs become stiffer by 8% in front and 5% rear).

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“Tucson is our best seller in Europe, it is located in the heart of the brand, so we are very pleased version of the N Line,” — said Vice-President of Hyundai Motor Europe Andreas-Christoph Hofmann. For 2018, Europeans bought 137 563 Tusana, in January sold 10 884 pieces.

“Sports” seats trimmed in leather and suede with contrast stitching. Letter N with red accent is present only on the gear lever.

Europeans will be able to buy Tucson N Line with the top petrol turbo 1.6 T-GDi (177 HP 265 N•m) and moderate hybrids with the turbo diesel 1.6 CRDi (136 HP, 320 N•m) and 2.0 CRDi (185 HP, 400 N•m). Actuator — front or full, gearbox — six-speed “mechanics”, semidiaphanous “robot” and an eight “automatic”. Prices are not named, date of start of sales too.

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Brand Hyundai brought German artist Andreas price, so he turned Tucson N Line in the art object. The Creator limited palette brand N flowers, and for ornament borrowed elements from Autosport: the chequered flag, Chicane, racing livery and so on. The entire handcrafted process took 72 hours. The idea is that customers version want N Line thereby to make a bold statement, and the project is called appropriately — Drive A Statement (“Control statement”). Now colored car will participate in events across Europe.

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