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The LC concept Lexus Convertible has spoken about the future model

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Lexus lc,Lexus lc convertible,Lexus concept. Производитель в описании шоу-кара делает упор не на технику, а на облик «вдохновляющего гало-автомобиля для всей линейки Lexus». Он, якобы, и сохранил черты купе, и приобрёл свои, неповторимые.

Leonid Popov, 17 hours ago. Photo: Lexus

The manufacturer in the description of the show car does not focus on technique, and on the appearance of “inspiring halo car for the entire line of Lexus”. He allegedly retained the features of the coupe, and purchased their unique.

After some time, the family model Lexus LC appears with an open body. His appearance and the interior clearly suggests the LC concept Lexus Convertible which the company intends to show to the public next week in Detroit. The main designer of the show car Tadao Mori says: “This concept takes the unmistakable coupe design LC and makes it into a future convertible. It combines all the best aspects of the original coupe with dynamic design model under the open sky”.

The length of a concept is equal to 4770 mm (+10 mm to the coupe), width — 1920 (equal), height — 1340 (-5 mm), base — 2870 mm (identical to the coupe). The diameter of the wheels is 22 inches.

The emergence of a convertible in the family LC is logical, because the ideological precursor for the LC is considered to be just an open model Lexus SC 430. However, her convertible top was hard. And in the new car it will be fabric. Soft roof lately is experiencing a real Renaissance in the automotive industry and heavier hard — not in favor.

Black and white leather trim with yellow stitching, chosen specifically for the concept and the overall design of the interior repeats the compartment. On the second row, judging by the pictures, it’ll be tight, but still space is there.

Interestingly, the demand for the Lexus LC coupe in all its forms is experiencing a downturn. So, in the United States in 2017 were sold 2484 machines, and in 2018 — only 1979. In Europe last year was crowned with the figure of about 800. Thus, one of the main markets in the USA, Lexus LC for sale ten times worse than the Corvette.

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Recall that in a serial LC coupe Lexus is naturally aspirated “eight” 5.0 (477 HP, 540 N•m) and install hybrid (3.5 V6, two electric motors, combined 359 HP and 475 N•m). Open version nothing prevents to acquire the same set.

We believe that a special edition of the Japanese sports car will not help much to increase popularity of the LC, but the expansion of the range of modifications — completely. Recall that in addition to the open version we expect from the producer of “charged” coupe F LC. Photospin already seen it on road tests. On the engine there is only forecast: unofficial sources promise a car biturbomotor 4.0 impact in the area of 630 HP and 640 N•m Of convertible LC F is possible only to dream.

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Volvo has launched initiatives for security

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Konstantin Bolotov, 3 days ago. Photo: Volvo

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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