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This is recognition: three Chinese cars are competing for the title of World Car of the Year

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The jury of the World Car of the Year competition presented a list of semi-finalists in the main category and five additional ones. The Chinese brand BYD has reached this stage, its cars are fighting for the main title and victory in other categories. Another semi-finalist is the Zeekr crossover.

Cars participating in the competition must have a circulation of at least 10 thousand copies per year and appear on the markets in at least two countries on two continents from January 1, 2023 to March 30, 2024. The contenders for the Car of the Year title were BYD Seal, Ford Bronco, Hyundai Kona, Santa Fe, Kia EV9, Mazda CX-90, Subaru Crosstrek, Toyota Prius, VW ID. 7 and Volvo EX30.

This is recognition: three Chinese cars are competing for the title of World Car of the Year

Among the contenders are four electric vehicles, four models with internal combustion engines, a hybrid, as well as a car with gasoline and electric modifications. China’s BYD Dolphin is also nominated for City Car of the Year, competing against the likes of the Lexus LBX, Suzuki Fronx, Volvo EX30 and Abarth 500e.

Electric cars from Kia, Volkswagen and Volvo compete in the electric car category, where they compete with the BMW i5 and Mercedes-Benz EQE. In the “Premium Car of the Year” category, the “five” from Bavaria competes with three Mercedes-Benz models (EQE, CLE and E-class) and Lexus LM.

The BMW M2 and XM, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid, as well as the Ioniq 5 N and Ferrari Purosangue – four crossovers and one coupe – are competing for the title of Sports Car of the Year.

Finally, the most beautiful car will be chosen from the Ferrari SUV, Ford Bronco, Toyota Prius, Volvo EX30 and Zeekr X. The finalists of the competition will be announced on February 26 at the Geneva Motor Show, and the final results will be announced on March 24 in New York as part of the automobile exhibition. The BYD Seal could also win its first international title at the end of February as the sedan is shortlisted for the European Car of the Year competition.

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Adaptive suspension, increased ground clearance, all-terrain tires. Lexus NX 2024 Overtrail presented – the fashionable crossover will now feel better off-road

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Adaptive suspension increased ground clearance all terrain tires Lexus NX 2024

Lexus has announced the updated NX crossover in its home market in Japan. There are not so many innovations, and basically they are all concentrated in the Overtrail version, which is completely new for this model. This Lexus NX is the most off-road in the range.

Adaptive suspension, increased ground clearance, all-terrain tires.  Lexus NX 2024 Overtrail presented - the fashionable crossover will now feel better off-road

It’s certainly not nearly as extreme as the new Lexus GX Overtrail, but the NX Overtrail should perform better off-road thanks to new 18-inch alloy wheels shod with all-terrain tires. By the way, due to this, the ground clearance increased by 15 mm. The crossover also received special settings for the adaptive adjustable suspension, due to which the car should shake less on uneven surfaces.

Externally, the Lexus NX 2024 Overtrail can be easily distinguished by its combination paintwork with black elements (wheels, grille, door handles, mirror housings and roof rails) and a body painted in Moon Desert color.

Adaptive suspension, increased ground clearance, all-terrain tires.  Lexus NX 2024 Overtrail presented - the fashionable crossover will now feel better off-road

The Overtrail version is available for the crossover versions: NX350 (with a 2.4-liter engine), NX350h (a hybrid based on a 2.5-liter engine) and NX450h+ (a rechargeable hybrid based on a 2.5-liter engine). The power plants and engines themselves have not changed in any way.

Adaptive suspension, increased ground clearance, all-terrain tires.  Lexus NX 2024 Overtrail presented - the fashionable crossover will now feel better off-road

As part of overall updates for all 2024 Lexus NXs, engineers retuned the suspension for greater ride and comfort, and increased chassis rigidity by adding additional bracing. The sound insulation has also been improved. All models receive illuminated rear door handles, two USB-C ports on the center console, and the 14-inch touchscreen media system, previously only available on the top-end NX450h+, is now standard on the NX250 and NX350h models.

Adaptive suspension, increased ground clearance, all-terrain tires.  Lexus NX 2024 Overtrail presented - the fashionable crossover will now feel better off-road

The updated 2024 Lexus NX is now available to order in Japan. Prices start at $34,000 for a single-wheel drive NX250. The most expensive is the Lexus NX450h + Overtrail AWD for $51.3 thousand.

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Audi will extend the life of the current petrol Audi A8 due to China

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Audi will extend the life of the current petrol Audi

According to Auto, Motor und Sport, Audi will not discontinue the Audi A8 luxury sedan this year and replace it with an electric car, as was originally planned three years ago. The main reason is the good demand for this car in China, a key market.

Audi will extend the life of the current petrol Audi A8 due to China

No production planned at this time“,” a company representative commented on the prospect of releasing an electric successor to the current Audi A8 sedan. He did not reveal the exact reasons for the temporary cancellation of the large flagship electric sedan, but simply cited good sales of the current model in China.

Audi will extend the life of the current petrol Audi A8 due to China

Audi will extend the life of the current petrol Audi A8 due to China

So it turns out that the assembly line life of the current Audi A8 will not end this year. The retirement is being canceled due to good demand in China, slowing demand for electric vehicles in other markets and the unavailability of an electric successor. But even in its current form, the car will not be produced for the next three (or even more) years – another “facelift” is coming.

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BYD Song Pro DM-i Honor Edition crossover presented: 197 hp, consumption 4.4 l/100 km, more than 1000 km on a tank of gasoline and top-end equipment for 18 thousand dollars

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BYD Song Pro DM i Honor Edition crossover presented 197 hp

BYD continues to flood the Chinese market with affordable cars and hybrids: after the BYD Tang DM-i Honor Edition, the BYD Song Pro DM-i Honor Edition entered the local market, and it turned out to be almost 2.8 thousand dollars cheaper than last year’s Song Pro DM-i . At the same time, the reduction in price did not affect the characteristics or equipment in any way.

BYD Song Pro DM-i Honor Edition crossover presented: 197 hp, consumption 4.4 l/100 km, more than 1000 km on a tank of gasoline and top-end equipment for 18 thousand dollars

You can distinguish BYD Song Pro DM-i Honor Edition from last year’s Song Pro DM-i by a different radiator grille. As for the dimensions, they have not changed: 4738 x 1860 x 1710 mm with a wheelbase length of 2712 mm.

BYD Song Pro DM-i Honor Edition crossover presented: 197 hp, consumption 4.4 l/100 km, more than 1000 km on a tank of gasoline and top-end equipment for 18 thousand dollars

BYD Song Pro DM-i Honor Edition crossover presented: 197 hp, consumption 4.4 l/100 km, more than 1000 km on a tank of gasoline and top-end equipment for 18 thousand dollars

The power plant is represented by a 1.5-liter turbo engine with a power of 110 hp, it is combined with an electric motor with a power of 197 hp. and e-CVT variator. There are two options for traction battery capacity: 12.9 kWh and 18.3 kWh. Accordingly, the first provides a range of 59 km on pure electricity, the second – 85 km (according to the WLTC methodology). The maximum range, measured using the NEDC method, reaches 1090 km.

BYD Song Pro DM-i Honor Edition crossover presented: 197 hp, consumption 4.4 l/100 km, more than 1000 km on a tank of gasoline and top-end equipment for 18 thousand dollars

The top versions of the crossover have a digital dashboard with an 8.8-inch screen, a media system with a 15.6-inch screen, ventilated and heated front seats, and a 9-speaker sound system. The cost of the crossover varies from 15.3 to 19.4 thousand dollars.

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