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The next Volkswagen Golf R will be an electric car

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The next generation of the Volkswagen Golf, including the sporty version of the Golf R, will use electric propulsion, according to Autonews.ru citing Autocar.uk.

More specifically, Volkswagen plans to release a higher-riding, all-wheel-drive and sporty version of the upcoming Volkswagen ID 2 that will essentially replace the Volkswagen Golf R.

The next Volkswagen Golf R will be an electric car

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In 2024, the eighth generation of the Volkswagen Golf is scheduled for the last restyling, after which the model is waiting for a generational change that will take place before the end of this decade. Volkswagen Golf will lose the internal combustion engine and switch to electric motors. It will be positioned in the brand’s electric vehicle line at a level below the current ID.3.

According to preliminary data, the electric Volkswagen Golf R will be built on the MEB platform, which supports a layout with two electric motors.

Recall that in 2021, Volkswagen introduced the ID.X sports electric car concept with a 333 hp power plant, which was supposed to replace the Golf R. Now, the new Volkswagen Golf R is expected to be smaller.

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The updated Hyundai Staria 2024 was presented. It received a 245-horsepower engine with a consumption of only 7.7 l/100 km

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The updated Hyundai Staria 2024 was presented It received a

According to Carscoops, Hyundai has launched the Hyundai Staria 2024 minivan on the home market with a new power plant – a hybrid. It has a 1.6-liter gasoline turbo engine with 180 hp. combined with an electric motor with a power of 73 hp, as well as a 6-speed automatic transmission. The total is 245 hp. and 367 Nm of torque. And in terms of the last parameter, the hybrid is superior to the version with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. And naturally, the hybrid is economical: average consumption is only 7.7 l/100 km, which is quite a bit for a car with a length of 5255 mm and a weight of 2220 kg.

The updated Hyundai Staria 2024 was presented. It received a 245-horsepower engine with a consumption of only 7.7 l/100 km

Externally, the hybrid is no different from the versions with internal combustion engines. This engine is installed on both cargo-passenger versions of Staria (LCV, for 3 or 5 people) and passenger versions (Tourer, for 9 or 11 seats). The car is equipped with a digital instrument panel, a media system with a 10.25-inch screen, climate control, ventilated and heated seats, and parking sensors.

The updated Hyundai Staria 2024 was presented. It received a 245-horsepower engine with a consumption of only 7.7 l/100 km

The cost of the hybrid Hyundai Staria 2024 is $25,711 (LCV version) or $27,364 (Tourer). Over time, a car with a new power plant will appear in foreign markets outside of South Korea.

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Volvo cars have learned to warn the driver about accidents ahead

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Volvo cars have learned to warn the driver about accidents

Volvo has launched what it claims is the industry’s first real-time accident warning technology, Accident Ahead Alert. Data from traffic control centers and information from other compatible Volvo vehicles will be used to alert drivers. The feature will first appear in select Volvo models in Europe, starting in Denmark. Accident Ahead Alert technology will be able to warn the driver of a traffic accident ahead at a distance of up to several hundred meters.

Volvo cars have learned to warn the driver about accidents ahead

You are driving along a winding country road, visibility is poor. Suddenly your Volvo warns you that there is an accident ahead. As you calmly slow down and take the next corner, you see a wrecked car in your lane. Thanks to the warning, you were prepared and able to react in time.

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Volvo cars have learned to warn the driver about accidents ahead

For now, the real-time Accident Ahead Alert feature is available in Denmark on all Volvo 90, 60 and 40 series models from 2016 onwards. It will soon appear on the same Volvo car models in other European markets.

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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 250 became an instant hit in China. 5,000 purchase orders completed in an hour

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Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 250 became an instant hit in

Today Toyota opened pre-orders for the newest Land Cruiser Prado 250 in China, and the car became an instant hit: in just an hour, pre-orders reached 5,000. One can only imagine how many cars will be ordered in the first 24 hours.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 250 became an instant hit in China.  5,000 purchase orders completed in an hour

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In China, the Land Cruiser Prado 250 turned out to be about 10 thousand dollars more expensive than in the USA. Moreover, the Toyota SUV turned out to be more expensive than both the Tank 700 Hi4-T and BYD Leopard 5, although it is inferior to them in innovation, equipment and power. But the Chinese vote for the Japanese brand with their wallets. By the way, ordering a car is confirmed by a deposit of 5,000 yuan—that’s $695.

Let us remind you that the full premiere of the Land Cruiser Prado 250 in China will take place at the Beijing Motor Show on April 25, and retail prices will be announced at the same time. Deliveries of finished vehicles will start in July. Under pre-order conditions, the new Toyota is asking from 65.3 to 80 thousand dollars.

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