Kia overtook Ford, Mitsubishi and parent company Hyundai, placing the brand third in the Australian new car sales rankings in May 2021.
Kia overtook Ford for the first time, with the company ahead of Hyundai for the third time and in third place for the second time. Notably, Kia also overtook Ford in terms of sales in the first five months of the year.
Kia reported a record 7,124 vehicles sold in May 2021, up 158% from last year. The car market in May grew by 67.5% compared to the same period a year earlier. Kia sales in 2014 accounted for just 28% of Hyundai’s Australian sales. Kia’s sales are 96% of Hyundai’s current sales this year. Kia’s sales have more than doubled in the past seven years.
The shortage of components has already affected Kia. For example, the waiting times for the Kia Picanto and Kia Cerato have been extended by at least one month, while the Kia Rio, Kia Stonic, Kia Seltos, Kia Sportage and Kia Stinger are delayed by another three months. Some versions of the Kia Sorento SUV, such as the full-fledged GT-Line, are delayed for up to six months.
We work overtime to reduce waiting times, but in reality the situation is constantly changing and we monitor it daily. We kindly ask our customers to be patient and stay in touch with their dealer. We do our best to deliver new machines to customers.
As we already announced, the all-new Kia Sportage crossover will be released in Europe with a delay, and will also be shorter than the version intended for the South Korean and US markets.
496 hp, all-wheel drive and HarmonyOS. Huawei’s first electric car will be presented on September 12 – along with Huawei Mate 50
Judging by the rumors that circulate in the Chinese (and not only) media and relate to the premiere dates of new Huawei products, the company has revised its announcement strategy. If earlier car premieres did not intersect with other devices, now it is the other way around: cars are presented on the same day as smartphones. And so it will be with the company’s first electric car, the Aito M5e.
Recall, the other day it became known that the premiere of the nova 10 series smartphones will take place on July 4, and on the same day, Huawei will present its second car, the large Aito M7 hybrid crossover. It is possible that the car, smartphones and other novelties will make their debut on the same stage. And now the same is being said about Huawei’s first electric car, the Aito M5e. Its premiere is scheduled for September 12, and on the same day, Huawei is rumored to introduce the Mate 50.
There are no official details about the Aito M5e, but the car has already been listed in the Chinese regulator’s database, which has revealed key details. So, Aito M5e will receive two electric motors: 224 hp. on the front axle and 272 hp. – on the back. That is, the crossover will be all-wheel drive. The capacity of the traction battery will be 72 kWh. There is no data on the mileage on a single charge, but you can count on about 500 km.
Aito M5e is a mid-size crossover, its length, width and height are, respectively, 4785, 1930 and 1620 mm. But at the same time, it will be spacious inside, since the length of the wheelbase is 2880 mm. Weight Aito M5e, depending on the capacity of the traction battery, will be 2235 or 2350 kg. Externally, the Aito M5e will repeat the Aito M5 hybrid crossover, the first Huawei car. The interior will also be about the same as the Aito M5 – with a large screen in the center and a multimedia and entertainment system running HarmonyOS.
Prices for electric vehicles soared amid rising costs of materials, logistics and rising gasoline prices
American companies Tesla, Ford, GM, Rivian and Lucid have markedly increased the cost of electric vehicles over the past few months, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Manufacturers said the price increase was due to increased costs for battery materials. In addition, the demand for electric vehicles began to grow sharply against the backdrop of rising gasoline prices.
Last week, for example, General Motors added $6,250 to GMC Hummer electric pickups, which now range in price from $85,000 to $105,000. General Motors announced a rise in prices for materials and logistics.
Earlier, Tesla raised prices for its entire lineup in the US market, and also increased the cost of the Tesla Model Y crossover in China.
At the end of May, the average price of an electric car in the United States increased by 22% and amounted to about $54,000. At the same time, the average cost of a car with an internal combustion engine increased by 14% to $44,400.
All electric vehicles My Ami Buggy sold out in minutes
The French car brand Citroen has released the My Ami Buggy electric buggy in a limited edition of only 50 units. Sales of all cars ended in 17 minutes and 28 seconds.
The first buyer bought the car 2 minutes and 53 seconds after the start of sales. The car will be delivered to him in the second half of August 2022.
The car does not have doors with tubular railings installed together. There is no hard roof either, it is rag. The roof can be rolled up, turning the car into a convertible. My Ami Buggy received a khaki body and golden rims.
According to Motor.ru, the car is equipped with an 8-horsepower electric motor and a battery with a capacity of 5.5 kWh, and a top speed of 42 km/h. The power reserve is 75 km.
Previously, Citroen introduced the My Ami Cargo miniature electric cargo vehicle, which is designed for delivery services, individual entrepreneurs, etc. It cost 6500 euros.
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