So, next in turn is the seventh in a row marathon “60 hours“Behind the Wheel”: five days filled with traffic, summing up the results and determining the winner. Two applicants have already been decided - this is the Ford Focus III and Hyundai Solaris.
Ford Focus Ford Focus
Focus III will get to the Championship, as they say, “with heat, with heat” - they started selling the car in Russia from June 1. So far, buyers are offered only a five-door hatchback. A choice of 1.6 liter gasoline engines. (105 and 125 hp) and 2 liters. (150 h.p.); Gearbox - mechanics or robotic PowerShift with double clutch (except for trim levels with an engine of 105 hp).
Hyundai Solaris Hyundai Solaris
Hyundai Solaris is well known to readers of the magazine: the opening of the Hyundai factory with full-fledged stamp production took place on September 21, 2010, applications began to be accepted in November, and official sales began on February 8, 2011. Today, customers can choose a sedan or hatchback with manual or automatic gearboxes and 107 hp gasoline engines. (1.4 liter) and 123 hp (1.6 liters.).
The decision on the third participant of the Championship has not yet been made. The long-awaited Lada Grant, alas, will not take part in the marathon - car production will begin only in the fall. While the holy place is empty, there is time to read the news of past days and figure out who might be in third place …
Since November 2010 in Cherkessk, the Chinese Haima3 has been manufactured in full cycle with welding and painting of bodies. The design is based on the Mazda 323. They planned to start production back in 2009, but the crisis thwarted the plan … You can buy a car with a manual gearbox or with a CVT. Alternatives to the 1.8 L gasoline engine. and with a power of 112 hp not. This year they plan to sell 4.5 thousand cars.
Renault Megane and Renault Fluence
Renault Megane and Renault Fluence Renault Megane and Renault Fluence
At the end of last year, Avtoframos began preparations for the large-assembly assembly of Renault Megane and Renault Fluenc e. The production plans included a sedan and a 5-door hatchback with gasoline engines of 106 hp. (1.6 l.). Transmissions - at choice, mechanical or automatic. Sales of the Moscow Renault went up in June. Cars with an engine displacement of 2 liters. still come from turkey. It should be noted that Megane and Fluence are not new: these models have been known in Russia for more than a year.
In June, information appeared that another Chinese was applying for Russian citizenship: TAGAZ began production of the JAC A138 Tojoy sedan, presented in its homeland in 2008. The car was named TAGAZ C10 and is equipped with a manual gearbox and a 1.3 liter gasoline engine. 93 hp
Citroen C4 Citroen C4
The new generation Citroen C4 was presented to the public at the Paris Motor Show in October 2010. In Russia, the Kaluga hatchback assembly is offered with a 1.6 liter gasoline engine. and power of 120 hp, mechanics or automatic. The sales plan for 2011 is 7, 500 cars.