Skoda has officially announced the new affordable Skoda Slavia sedan, which should be unveiled in full detail this December. So far, we only have the silhouette of the car and some details.
The name Slavia pays homage to the company’s origins. In 1895, the founders Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement began repairing bicycles for the first time in Mlada Boleslav. They soon began developing their own bicycles, successfully marketing them under the Slavia trademark since 1896.
Skoda Slavia will be the second model of the Czech manufacturer, developed especially for India, after the Kushaq crossover presented in spring. Within the framework of the Idia 2.0 project, it is planned to release only four new cars. The Kushaq and Slavia, as well as two new Volkswagen models, are based on the MQB-A0-IN Modular Transverse Toolkit platform, which Skoda has adapted to meet the specific needs of the Indian market.
The Skoda Slavia sedan will be about 4480 mm long, which will make it significantly longer than the current generation Rapid (4413 mm). It is also expected to have the longest wheelbase (2651mm) in the segment at launch. According to previously published information, the front-wheel drive Skoda Slavia will be equipped with two TSI turbo petrol engines. 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with 115 hp. (from the EA211 family) will work in conjunction with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with a torque converter. There will also be a 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 150 hp. with a torque of 250 Nm, which will come with a fast automatic dual-clutch transmission.
In India, the new Skoda Slavia will occupy a segment that is represented in Europe by the Skoda Scala. At the same time, it is likely that Skoda Slavia cars will later be released in other markets.
Introduced 7-seater crossover Hyundai Creta Grand 2022 with a rich package for $ 22,000
Hyundai has unveiled the new Creta Grand 2022, a large family crossover with a rich configuration, which will soon go on sale in Mexico at a price of $ 22,000.
An extended version of Hyundai’s popular Creta compact crossover will be offered in 6- and 7-seater versions. The length of the car has increased by 200 mm, but at the same time it remains in the compact crossover category, as its length is 4500 mm. The width and height are 1790 and 1675 mm, respectively, and the wheelbase is 2760 mm.
Hyundai Creta Grand 2022 immediately stands out with a modified radiator grille and a new tailgate. The third row of seats is designed for children, with the third row installed, the luggage compartment volume is 180 liters. When the third row is folded, the luggage compartment volume grows to 561 liters, and if all the seats are folded down, then you get 1650 liters of space for transporting oversized cargo.
The 2022 Hyundai Creta Grand is richer than the 2021 Hyundai Creta, with a basic climate control system, a 10.25-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera and wireless charging. for smartphones. The top version received all-round cameras, leather interior, panoramic roof and a virtual instrument panel.
The car received a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 157 hp. and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Outside Mexico, a 1.6-liter diesel version with 115 hp is expected to be produced. The drive can only be front.
Huawei and BAIC electric vehicle with HarmonyOS, HiSilicon Kirin and Arcfox Alpha S self-driving system to go on sale this year
Earlier this year, Huawei unveiled its new Arcfox Alpha S electric vehicle, co-developed with BAIC and powered by the HarmonyOS operating system. The company has now officially announced that the first Arcfox Alpha S vehicles will go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year.
The Arcfox Alpha S is the result of a partnership between the Chinese tech giant and the automotive brand to create an advanced vehicle with autonomous driving capabilities. The Alpha S was preceded by an investment of over a billion dollars in research and development of electric vehicles for self-driving technology.
Despite the fact that Arcfox is produced under the BAIC trademark, the main features of the new electric car are HarmonyOS and the Huawei Inside system, which means that the car can move without the help of a driver. It also has a Huawei HiSilicon Kirin SoC.
Huawei has already demonstrated its L4 self-driving technology when the Arcfox Alpha S drove 1,000 kilometers through a busy Chinese city without any human intervention. The car managed to achieve this with the help of laser rangefinders, two dozen different radars and 12 cameras.
The car is offered at prices ranging from $ 60,000 to $ 66,000 in various trim levels.
Historic moment in the electric vehicle market: Hertz buys 100,000 Tesla vehicles for $ 4.2 billion
Hertz Global Holdings Inc has ordered 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles, actively pursuing the electrification of its rental car fleet. The deal is worth $ 4.2 billion. It is the largest purchase of electric vehicles in history. Cars will be delivered within the next 14 months.
Bloomberg points out that the cost of the order implies that Hertz is paying for Tesla’s list prices, meaning it does not receive the discount on its large order that car rental companies usually get from automakers.
Bloomberg writes that the Tesla Model 3 will be available for rent from Hertz offices in major US markets and parts of Europe from early November. Customers will, of course, have access to Superchargers, and Hertz is also building its own infrastructure for charging electric vehicles.
The electrification plan, which will eventually cover nearly all of Hertz’s half a million cars and trucks worldwide, is the company’s first major initiative since bankruptcy in June. And it shows that the new owners of Hertz, Knighthead Capital Management and Certares Management, intend to shake up an industry dominated by a handful of big players who are usually slow to change.
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Tesla shares rose 4-5% in response to the news and the upgrade from Morgan Stanley.
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