Автотехнический раздел

Analysis: How Britain's first gigafactory will change the industry

British car makers are already in talks with new start-up Britishvolt to source EV batteries from its UK gigafactory, which is planned to open in 2023.

The company, which was founded only late last year, said confidence from the industry in its plans has grown following its commitment to a site in South Wales, including obtaining the relevant... ( подробнее )

2020 Lexus LC 500 Convertible prices revealed

Lexus has announced pricing and specifications   for the new LC 500 Convertible, due to reach customers later this year.

The LC Convertible starts from ?90,775 and top-spec models equipped with the   Sport+ Pack begin at ?96,625. Sport+ adds 21in forged alloy wheels, seat-integrated neck heaters and semi-aniline leather upholstery. Further... ( подробнее )

Volvo XC40 gains three new hybrid powertrains for 2021

Volvo has introduced a new entry-level version of its XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid, alongside two new mild-hybrid petrol variants.

The XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid T4 is priced from ?39,130, around ?1000 less than   the T5 variant launched earlier this year. That means it qualifies for exemption from the government’s ?320 ‘expensive car... ( подробнее )

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf R estate spotted for the first time

Undisguised prototypes of the new Golf R, tipped for an unveiling before the end of 2020, have already revealed the hot hatchback's production styling, but we've now had our first glimpse of the estate variant.

The prototype appears to be masquerading as the off-road-inspired   Alltrack version of the new Golf, but it gives itself away... ( подробнее )

Road test rewind: Peugeot 407

This week we rewind the clock back to 2004, when Peugeot's latest saloon was turning heads for all the right reasons:

Back in 1995, the Peugeot 406 was voted European Car of the Year. Good looks, fine handling and excellent space made it a worthy winner. And it was far from a dry year: the Peugeot saw off challenges from such distinguished... ( подробнее )

Volvo XC40 diesel models pulled from sale

Volvo has removed all diesel versions of its XC40 from sale in the UK as it moves away from the fuel in favour of electrified variants.  

The small SUV was available until August with two diesel engines: the 148bhp D3 and the 188bhp D4. Combined, these accounted for 36.5% of the model’s UK sales mix in 2019, with 5634 examples shifted during... ( подробнее )

Buy them before we do: second-hand picks for 14 August

It’s nice to unearth a bargain, and I think I’ve found one in the R231-generation Mercedes SL. The demand for enormous two-seat convertibles seems to have shrunk, which is probably why you can get a Ford Fiesta’s worth of discount off a new SL. And all this discounting has played havoc with used prices, so now it’s not hard to find a once-?70k SL... ( подробнее )

Alright in theory: The concept cars that didn't catch on

The automotive industry has always been obsessed with the future, with manufacturers continually trying to predict and influence the design and technology trends that will shape the vehicles taking to the roads in years to come. And those efforts are frequently shown to the world in the form of concept cars.

The concept car description... ( подробнее )

Kia Stinger updated with refreshed looks and upgraded cabin

The Kia Stinger has been revamped to emphasise “its gran turismo character” with a subtle exterior redesign and upgraded cabin, as previewed in new images.

The refreshed saloon will go on sale later this year, with launch dates varying in different regions. Kia has so far shown the car in Korean spec and has yet to confirm UK pricing or... ( подробнее )

Как выбрать хорошего автоинструктора?

Как выбрать хорошего автоинструктора

Инструктор по вождению — это профессионал, который знакомит нас с миром дорожного движения. От него зависит, насколько оперативно и безопасно курсанты научатся ездить. А также не появится ли страх вождения автомобиля. На сегодняшний день есть много автошкол, соответственно, и автоинструкторов.... ( подробнее )