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When driving up to the Swiss border, we, according to an old habit, slightly opened the windows, but the authorities did not show interest in us. After the entry of Switzerland into the Schengen Union, work on the border became clearly less, but there were more guests. As usual, in March everyone goes to the Geneva Salon.
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After a snowy winter, of course, there is an increased interest in off-road vehicles. Volkswagen is introducing the new Tuareg, Porsche is the new Cayenne, and BMW is the X5 facelift. But only one all-terrain vehicle can attract everyone's attention: this is a car from a Renault daughter named Dacia-Duster. According to preliminary promises, its production in Moscow at Avtoframos could begin next year! The speed with which Renault develops its most democratic project is encouraging.
A year after the spectacular Dacia-Duster concept, shown at the show last year, the press has already presented its production model. This is the pace! The car has short overhangs, powerfully spread wings in width and noticeable protection from below. In one, Dacia remained true to itself: the Duster with a clearance of 20 cm will go on sale at competitive prices and will become the most affordable offer among modern compact SUVs. Since March, the most expensive equipment in Europe will barely reach the bar of 15, 000 euros, and the basic - 3, 000 euros cheaper!
The new Tuareg is not too affordable. But the company claims that it has become easier and more economical. There is no doubt that soon his kits will be delivered to the assembly plant in Kaluga. He lost 208 kg in weight, moreover, more efficient engines appeared under the hood, including a hybrid unit.
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Since 2010, the new Porsche Cayenne must first of all gain social recognition, moreover, with the help of a simple trick: the Cayenne has visually approached the 911th model, and inside it carries the heart of the Panamera. Also among the innovations is a hybrid drive for the Porsche Cayenne S. Here, a three-liter diesel "six" is paired with a 34-kilowatt electric motor.
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"Nissan" shows a new SUV, which is as much as 17 cm shorter than "Kashkaya". The crossover named “Beetle” gravitates the design to the concept of “Nissan-Quasan”, shown here last year. And Nissan will have its own factory in Russia.
Like Mitsubishi, which introduced the European version of the new compact SUV ASX in Geneva. Its entry into the market is scheduled for early summer. It employs a completely new turbodiesel with direct injection displacement of 1.8 liters. In addition, the outlook of the Outlander has been updated, especially its front end.
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The new generation of KIA Sporting is built on the platform of the sister model Hyundai ix35. The novelty will arrive in Europe in the second half of the year.
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BMW-X5 starts in the new model year with a completely redesigned range of engines. In addition, all versions of the updated model are equipped as standard with an 8-speed automatic.
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From now on, the Mini portfolio also has an all-wheel drive model: the new Countryman will appear in September. There will be its front-wheel drive version, equipped with a motor of 98 forces.
And the Volkswagen SUV is outwardly claimed to be the title of SUV. But this is an optical illusion: they do not promise all-wheel drive here. Is that increased ground clearance, and lining give it the appearance of a SUV.
Theoretically, all the innovations mentioned here so far can be produced in Russia in the future: the windows for them are already ajar - full-fledged assembly plants have been built or are under construction. So our car industry does not stand still. Obviously, assembly production is only the beginning in the competition for the buyer, for which the most unimaginable proposals of the leaders of the global automotive industry are becoming real today. At the forefront of the Geneva Salon is an uncountable number of super-economical and super-eco-friendly models with an alternative drive. Almost all manufacturers introduced electric cars, fuel cell vehicles or hybrid versions. And many of these models can be tried on the go! Among them are Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Lampo1, Opel-Hydrogen4 and Chevrolet-Volt.
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You can marvel at the Mini-E electric variant, the Opel-Hydrogen4 hydrogen car, as well as at the hybrid KIA with an electric motor and injection of liquefied gas into a piston engine.
Another unusual novelty was made by Vaadt College of Canton together with Suisse Engineering and Romandi Energy: the iCare concept can be driven by wind, solar or driver muscle. We have all of these sources in Russia.