For spectators, the exhibition will open on September 29 and will last until October 14. Journalists will attend the premiere next Thursday, September 27th. The “Behind the Wheel” website will cover all the premieres, including we'll show videos of the most coveted new products.
Renault Logan / Sandero
Dacia Logan Dacia Logan
The main event of the car show for Russian readers will be the premiere of the new Dacia Logan and Sandero hatchback.
Interior Dacia Logan (Sandero) 2012
Interior Dacia Logan (Sandero) 2012 Interior Dacia Logan (Sandero) 2012 Interior Dacia Logan / Sandero
Logan, which exploded emerging markets in 2004, was designed as a low-cost car to service. So he will remain. To the previously known 1.4 and 1.6 liter engines will be added a three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine with a volume of 0.9 liters (90 hp). The interior of the novelty is much more modern and does not look poor. The steering wheel received keys for controlling the multimedia system, the microclimate control unit became more convenient, but most importantly, the outdated single-speaker radio (for which dealers asked about 10 thousand rubles) was replaced with a large touch-screen liquid crystal display. And the rest, in general, there were no complaints to the car - the spaciousness in the passenger seats, the voluminous trunk and the standard suspension for Russian roads made Logan and Sandero a bestseller.
Dacia Sandero Dacia Sandero Dacia Sandero
The assembly of the new model may be established in Togliatti. And the main question is how much the price will rise.
Volkswagen Golf VII
Volkswagen Golf 7
Volkswagen Golf 7 Volkswagen Golf 7
The legislator of the European genre among hatchbacks. The seventh generation of the legendary “Golf by tradition has grown in size. Compared with its predecessor, the novelty has grown 56 mm in length and 13 mm in width, the wheelbase has increased by 59 mm.
The new Golf is built on the all-Volkswagen modular MQB platform.
Volkswagen Golf 7
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The Germans have already announced prices: from 17, 790 euros - for a white three-door with a base engine of 1.2 liters (85 hp) and fabric upholstery. The five-door version is 790 euros more expensive. But so far these are European prices. Russian sales, as we have already reported, will begin in March 2013. In Europe, the car will appear a month after the Paris premiere.
Skoda Rapid Skoda Rapid Skoda Rapid
The Czech company’s liftback is stylistically repeating the VisionD concept and will take its place between Fabia and Octavia. The length of the novelty will be 4.48 m, width - 1.71 m, height - 1.46 m.
When it appears in Russia, Rapid will be able to attract buyers with an impressive trunk, high-quality interior and affordable price. The car will appear on our market in 2013 and will most likely be equipped with an atmospheric 1.6-liter engine with 105 hp. Presumably, the new model will be assembled at one of the VW Group sites in Russia - in Kaluga or Nizhny Novgorod.
Ford Mondeo Ford Mondeo Ford Mondeo
Despite the early premiere, the European “clone” of the American “Fusion” will appear in Europe only in the summer of 2013. When the business-class Ford Mondeo sedan gets to the Russian assembly line is still unknown. The new Mondeo, in addition to sedan and station wagon bodies, will also be available in a five-door liftback body.
The European Mondeo can be ordered with a diesel and four-wheel drive, as well as with a hybrid power plant, including a two-liter gasoline engine and a 35-kilowatt lithium-ion traction battery.
Ford Mondeo Interior
Interior Ford Mondeo Interior Ford Mondeo Interior Ford Mondeo
Another sensation will be a three-cylinder 0.9-liter turbo engine. The company claims that this unit will not just replace the four-cylinder aspirated 1.6 - it will also surpass it in power, torque, efficiency and environmental friendliness!
Chevrolet Tracker Chevrolet Tracker Chevrolet Tracker
The new compact Chevrolet Tracker crossover (in Europe Trax) will take place one step below the Captiva. The car will receive a platform similar to the Opel Mokka. In terms of dimensions, the novelty will be released a little larger than the Nissan Juke. Tracker length is 4248 mm, width - 1776 mm, wheelbase - 2555 mm. Representatives of GM call the car a versatile and economical compact crossover that has the controllability of a car and all-wheel drive at the same time.
For Russia, versions with a 1.8-liter and 1.4-liter gasoline engines will be available, the latter with turbocharging. The most affordable 1.4-liter supercharged version with a 6-speed manual gearbox develops 140 horsepower. and maximum torque of 200 N ∙ m.
European dealers expect the car next fall. In addition, the assembly of the Chevrolet Tracker is planned in Russia.
New Seat Leon New Seat Leon New Seat Leon
Seat Leon is another member of the Volkswagen clan. It is built on the MQB modular platform - like the premium hatch of the Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf of the latest generation. This engineering solution allowed to reduce the weight of the car by 90 kilograms, and to move the front axle forward by 40 mm. In addition, the interior space has increased and the volume of the luggage compartment has increased.
As a result, the axle load in the car is more evenly distributed, which means that the third-generation Seat Leon should be controlled much better.
The interior of the Seat Leon is designed in the style of Volkswagen The interior of the Seat Leon is designed in the style of Volkswagen The interior of the Seat Leon is designed in the style of Volkswagen
The base engines for the model are the gasoline 1.2 TSI (86 or 105 hp) or diesel 1.6 TDI (90 or 105 hp). In addition to them, a 1.4 TSI petrol turbo engine with a capacity of 122 “horses” will also be available. And driving enthusiasts will be able to order a car with 180 forces (1.8 TSI) or a top-end 2-liter tubular diesel unit with a return of 150 or 184 “horses”.
There is also something to choose from in the transmissions: there are both five- and six-speed manual gearboxes, as well as six- and seven-speed “dual-clutch” DSG robots.
New Kia Carens New Kia Carens New Kia Carens
The new generation of Kia Carens (the third in a row) is like a marriage of convenience. The car is built on a platform unified with the cee'd model, but is shared with it at the marketing level.
Most likely, the new one-room car will replace the larger and noticeably outdated Carnival in the showrooms.
And although no technical characteristics of the model are known so far, it is quite possible to assume that the character of the new Carens will be no less sporty than that of a cee'd station wagon and hatchback.
First Suzuki S-Cross sketch First Suzuki S-Cross sketch First Suzuki S-Cross sketch
One of the most anticipated premieres for the Russian buyer at the Paris Motor Show will be the Suzuki S-Cross concept. This car, which was only seen on sketches, has already been predicted to place the SX4 in the company's lineup.
Of course, there are no technical data, but Suzuki promises that there will be no dissonance between the dynamic appearance of the car and its behavior on the road. Well, soon there will be much more information.
New Toyota Auris in Paris will be presented with gasoline, diesel and hybrid engines New Toyota Auris in Paris will be presented with gasoline, diesel and hybrid engines New Toyota Auris in Paris will be presented with gasoline, diesel and hybrid engines
Toyota Auris hatchback is an interesting offer primarily for European drivers. Indeed, in Paris, this car will be presented immediately with three types of power plants - gasoline, diesel and hybrid.
In addition, the new generation Auris will receive an improved suspension with new shock absorbers and springs. Toyota assures that due to these innovations and an improved electric power steering, the Auris is more predictable to drive and is more comfortable overall.
The car can be ordered both with gasoline engines (1.3-liter 99-horsepower and 1.6-liter 132-horsepower), a tandem with which six-speed manual gearboxes or “automatic” can work, and with a very economical 1.4 diesel engine liter capacity 90 hp (205 N ∙ m). In addition, there will be a hybrid powertrain on the European market, consisting of a 1.8-liter gasoline engine and 60 kW electric motor.
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