BMW and Subaru are the highest quality and most reliable cars in the US according to Consumer Reports. Land Rover has the worst cars
Consumer Reports researchers have published a ranking of the most reliable and high-quality automotive brands in the US market. Last year it was led by Subaru, this year at the top by BMW.
“BMW makes a lot of powerful, functional and reliable models, so it’s no surprise that it is ranked number one in our brand rankings. But non-premium brands like Subaru, Toyota and Mazda have also consistently ranked high over the past few years, ensuring consumers don’t have to sacrifice affordability to get a high-quality car.” said Jake Fisher, senior director of Automotive Testing at Consumer Reports.
In the new Consumer Reports ranking (it is built on the basis of its own tests, surveys and crash test data), BMW has 81 points, while Subaru has 79. Interestingly, Mini shares the second place with the Japanese brand. Lexus and Honda have 77 points each, Toyota and Genesis have 76 points each. Mazda has 75 points, Audi has 74 points, Kia has 73 points.
If Subaru has been among the best for many years, then Land Rover is consistently the worst brand (only 45 points). Jeep cars are not much more reliable and of better quality (46 points). Interestingly, there are much fewer complaints about Tesla cars, which are not famous for at least build quality: Elon Musk’s favorite auto brand has 66 points.
Hackers hacked Tesla twice, for which they received 350 thousand dollars and Tesla Model 3
As part of Pwn2Own’s Vancouver-based commercial vulnerability finding event, a French team called Synacktiv managed to hack into Tesla systems twice.
On the first day, Synacktiv successfully performed a TOCTOU (Time-of-check to time-of-use) attack on the Tesla Gateway, and the group was rewarded with a $100,000 cash reward and a Tesla Model 3 car. And the next day hackers broke into the Tesla infotainment system, and received another 250 thousand dollars for this.
The Tesla cybersecurity team is already analyzing the actions of hackers in order to eliminate the vulnerabilities found with a firmware update.
The car brainchild of Changan, Huawei and CATL has a new version available. Presented 313-horsepower crossover Avatr 11 with acceleration to 100 km / h in 6.6 seconds
The Avatr 11 crossover, introduced last year as a collaboration between Changan, Huawei and CATL, has a new, less powerful and more affordable version. Instead of 578 hp and all-wheel drive she has – 313 hp. and rear wheel drive. Modifying the crossover was quite simple: the front electric motor with a capacity of 265 hp was simply removed from the power plant.
At the same time, the cost has decreased: the monodrive Avatr 11 is offered in two versions with a price of 46,600 and 51,000 dollars. The difference in the capacity of the traction battery and, accordingly, the power reserve: 90 kWh and 600 km and 116 kWh and 705 km, respectively.
With dimensions of 4880 x 1970 x 1601 mm and a wheelbase length of 2975 mm, Avatr 11 is a mid-size crossover, but can be either 5- or 4-seater.
The car is luxury, so it is very well equipped: there are 21-inch wheels, three screens in the cabin (the central one with a diagonal of 15.6 inches, as well as the driver and passenger screens with a diagonal of 10.25 inches), a 14-component speaker system with 12-channel amplifier. There are also driver assistance systems that rely on 34 different sensors in their work. True, for all this, in the budget version, for some reason, there is no electric tailgate drive.
Geely showed the interior of the Atlas Cool youth crossover: a face recognition system, backlight even in the speakers and an unusual gear knob
First, Geely published images of the new Atlas Cool crossover, and now the interior is shown in the pictures. From these images, it becomes clear that the car is aimed at a youth audience.
On the one hand, the interior of the Atlas Cool is similar to the interior of the regular Atlas L, on the other hand, there are a number of interesting points. For example, the gear shift knob has a very unusual shape.
Behind the wheel, a facial recognition camera is installed in front of the dashboard. Apparently, after scanning the driver’s face, the car’s system will automatically set predefined settings: for example, the seating position and climate control settings.
And of course, a lot of attention was paid to the backlight: it is here both in front and behind. And behind it is integrated directly into the speakers!
This model will not have a projection display, but it does have a built-in wireless charger for the phone (it is located in a niche under a vertically mounted 13.2-inch screen).
Recall that the “cool” Atlas will be more compact than the usual Atlas L: with dimensions of 4510 x 1865 x 1650 mm, it will be 160 mm shorter, 35 mm narrower and 55 mm lower. The wheelbase will be reduced by 76 mm – up to 2701 mm.
The technology of the “cool” Atlas will not be as cool as that of the Atlas L: the crossover will receive a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 181 hp, which will be paired with a 7-speed “robot” with two clutches. The usual Atlas L has a more powerful engine – a 2.0-liter turbocharged 218 hp.
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