The Indian division of Maruti Suzuki has released an updated version of the budget small car for the local market called the Alto K10. The car has an unpretentious design. The price of the car starts at 399 thousand Indian rupees, which is approximately 300 thousand rubles. at the current exchange rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
At the same time, on the Indian car, these options are already in the basic configuration.
More expensive versions are equipped with air conditioning and power steering, multimedia with a 7-inch screen. In the maximum configuration, a small car will cost 433 thousand rubles. in terms of Russian currency.
Suzuki Alto K10 dimensions are comparable to Daewoo Matiz and Kia Picanto. Under the hood is a 67 hp liter engine. (89 Nm), which is combined with a 5-speed manual transmission or “robot”.
The Indian corporation Mahindra & Mahindra has begun road tests of a new version of the Thar frame SUV, which was nicknamed the “fake Jeep Wrangler” in the local press because of the similarity with the American car – so obvious that the Stellentis concern had claims against the Indians.
The novelty differs from the standard Thar model (pictured below) with an increased wheelbase and the presence of a second section of doors, which will increase the space for passengers and increase the volume of the luggage compartment.
The second-generation three-door Thar, which has been on sale in India since 2020 and is in high demand in the local market, is almost 4 meters long.
The manufacturer expects that the long model will attract interest from motorists with large families. The SUV is expected to hit the local market in 2023.
Most Aerodynamic Minivan
Chinese Zeekr – a premium sub-brand of Geely – announced a large electric minivan with the index 009. The car is 8 centimeters longer than the Kia Carnival (5155 mm). One of the main features of the Zeekr 009, according to the manufacturer, was the best aerodynamic indicator in the MPV segment. the designers had to make serious adjustments to the design of the car, but this gave a result – only by reducing the Cx coefficient, the range increased by 58 kilometers. kilometers (according to the European measuring method NEDC). The total power of the power plant exceeded 500 forces. The premiere of the novelty will take place in the last days of August.
Youth crossover for 1 million rubles
Jetour, owned by Chery Corporation, launches Chinese market crossover Dasheng. This is the first model in a new line for a younger generation of consumers.
The dimensions of the Chinese novelty are comparable to the Hyundai Tucson, and the design of the front “SUV” with narrow optics and massive air intakes resembles the Lamborghini Urus. The model will be released with both petrol and hybrid power plants. In the first case, a 1.6-liter turbo engine with a capacity of 197 hp will be placed under the hood. (290 Nm), and in the second – a 1.5 turbo unit with an electric motor on each axle and a return of 326 forces (565 Nm). inch screen and voice command recognition system. The crossover was equipped with a digital instrument cluster, head-up display, assistance functions, including adaptive cruise control and lane keeping.
British brand Bentley announced the release of a limited edition of the Mulliner Batur coupe, only 18 copies will be produced, each will take several months of manual work to produce. Based on the Continental GT coupe, but a completely original body design was developed here. models like the latest Audi Q8 and the e-tron GE electric crossover. turbocharged,
Batur production will begin in 2023, and the price of the supercar will start at $ 2 million. All copies are already sold out.
Ford Retro SUV
Ford introduced retro versions of the Bronco and Bronco Sport SUVs in the style of classic 1960s cars. A total of 1,966 units will be produced in each body style, which coincides with the debut year of the first generation of this model. the radiator grille is made in white, which contrasts with the brand’s red logo. The cost of special versions of the Bronco Sport crossover is from $ 36 thousand, the Bronco SUV – from $ 46 thousand
The most powerful sedan from the USA
The Americans from Lucid Motors announced the release of a new modification of the Air electric sedan, which was named Sapph ire. The creators of the car called it “the most powerful sedan” that has ever been mass-produced.
One electric motor is mounted on the front axle and two more on the back. This arrangement made it possible to implement the function of instantaneous transmission of torque to the wheels. To improve the car’s agility in corners, the all-wheel drive transmission applies regenerative braking to the inner wheel and provides more traction to the outer wheel. drag racing “in a quarter mile (402 meters), he passes in less than 9 seconds. Serial production of the machine will begin next year, the initial price is $ 249 thousand