10 most interesting novelties of the Shanghai motor show
Asia's largest auto show opened to the public in Shanghai. In recent years, its importance for automobile manufacturers only grows. This is primarily due to the fact that for the past few years, the Chinese automobile market comes out on top in the world by sales. So, in 2012 14, 68 million cars were sold on it.
Therefore, the world's automakers are increasingly save up their new products for the Chinese auto. It is in Shanghai, BMW has decided to present its long-awaited compact SUV X4, Mercedes - present the smallest crossover in its lineup, and Bugatti - to bring the fastest convertible in the world. And this is not all of the noteworthy innovations launched dealership.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
The main supercar Shanghai Motor Show was the presentation of the company Bugatti roadster Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. Increase interest in one of the most anticipated presentation of the exhibition the French manufacturer decided to use the guest star, which turned out to Keanu Reeves, specially flew to China to introduce a novelty. Sports car to be released and sold in quantities of eight copies already set a record speed, speeding up to 408, 8 km / h. With this car at this time secured the title of the fastest production convertible in the world. Incidentally, dispersed over 400 km / h premium novelty allows 8-liter capacity of 1200 liters. from. As already mentioned, the owners of Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse will be a total of eight lucky ones who will pay for a sports car $ 2, 4 million.
Detroit Electric SP: 01
Serial car Shanghai motor show became for the American car brand Detroit Electric venue of its revival. Which existed from 1906 to 1939, the company introduced its first in China for many years a new model - the Electric SP: 01. Moreover, the manufacturer immediately told about the new product as the fastest production electric car in the world. Sports car able to accelerate to "hundreds" of 3, 7, and its maximum speed is 249 km / h. Provide similar performance allows 203-hp electric motor, which is powered by a set of lithium-ion batteries. By the way, the last power reserve should be enough for 305 kilometers, and the time of their full charge from a conventional power outlet is 10, 7:00. Total manufacturer plans to release 999 copies of the electric vehicle, the price of which in the basic configuration is $ 135 000. SP Sales: 01 expected to begin in August.
Czech automaker Skoda introduced in Shanghai updated versions of the Superb sedan and wagon models. To make a presentation of new products it is in China, it was decided not by chance, as in China today, the assurances of the CEO Winfried Falanda sold every fourth car brand. Changes in restyled Skoda Superb first touched her appearance. The car received a new grille and a new bumper and reshaped headlamps. In addition, the novelty has become more economical. The range of diesel engines already in the base has got a "start - stop" and energy recovery during braking, thereby succeeded in reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Home sales updated Skoda Superb in Europe is planned for June this year. But until Russia novelty will get no earlier than in autumn.
Italian manufacturer of luxury cars has decided to conduct the world premiere of his new items just in Shanghai, where at the stand of the brand to the public appeared luxurious Maserati Ghibli. It is worth noting that the model name is already produced by the company. In the 1960s, Ghibli produced in a two-seater, and in the 1990s - as a four-door coupe. In 2013 Maserati Ghibli returned in the form of a sports four-door sedan. Under the hood of new items debuted located 3-liter engine capacity of 271 liters. s., which can accelerate the car to hundred for 6, 3. In addition, for the first time in the history of the brand Maserati car will get a diesel engine. Price trends of premium will range from $ 75,000 to $ 91,000, and the major competitors in the market will Ghibli Audi A6, Jaguar XF, Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5 Series.
The production car
The Chinese market for Porsche is the second most important, so you should not be surprised that the world premiere of the updated Porsche Panamera manufacturer of luxury cars was held at the Shanghai Motor Show. Restyling Panamera has received other shaped headlights and taillights, the modified bumper and new rear spoiler, but overall the car looks has not changed much. But the main feature of novelty was the appearance of the hatchback modification S E-Hybrid with yet rare for mass market plug-in hybrid that can be charged from an ordinary power outlet. Hybrid Panamera will be equipped with the power plant, consisting of a 3-liter gasoline engine, 95-horsepower electric motor, and a set of lithium-ion batteries. Together, they will enable the new product to be dispersed to hundred for 5, 5 and a top speed of 270 km / h. Sales of second-generation Porsche Panamera should start as early as July this year, and its price depending on the modification will vary from 4.255 million to 9.623 million rubles.
Citroen DS Wild Rubis
The long-awaited first concept crossover in the premium line of DS (before that it was only from the hatchback), presented in Shanghai French automaker Citroen. Off-road the new product is based on the DS5 models and features a long wheelbase. In addition, the crossover came out very attractive in appearance. Attracts attention the relief grille, LED headlamps turning in the head light and a generous serving of chromium finish. The crossover in the line DS received hybrid propulsion system consisting of 1, 6-liter gasoline engine capacity of 225 liters. from. and a 75-hp electric motor. While Citroen DS Wild Rubis is in the status of the concept, but by September the manufacturer promises to introduce the production version of the crossover. Most likely, it will happen at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and the next year you can count on the appearance of a car for sale.
Premiere of yet another member of the family of BMW X fans of the German mark has been long awaited. And finally it took place within the framework of the Shanghai motor show. We are talking about a conceptual crossover X4, which will soon be joining the production models will be put into production. This decision was the German automaker has already made. The appearance of a compact SUV was designed by the chief designer of the Bavarian concern Karim Habib, who is almost completely copied it from the X6 model only reduce the size of new items. While in the BMW did not disclose the technical characteristics of the car. But experts suggest that initially under the hood crossover will be the engines that are currently installed on the model X3. They will be paired with 8-speed automatic transmission, as well as all-wheel drive system xDrive.
Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe
German automaker Volkswagen is also brought to the Shanghai Motor Show a new crossover concept. We are talking about the model CrossBlue Coupe, which some experts were quick to christen the prototype of the next generation Volkswagen Tiguan. Although it is likely, CrossBlue in the future will take place in a separate off-line concern. Crossover appearance turned out pretty athletic and even aggressive. An interesting finding was the designers integrated into the radiator grille lights and sloping rear roof. With regard to the technical performance, the hood located at the crossover hybrid propulsion system total capacity of 415 liters. from. Before hundreds SrossBlue Coupe can be dispersed for 5, 9, and the maximum for it will mark 237 km / h. In addition, the combined cycle crossover will boast low fuel consumption, which will be only 3 liters per 100 km.
Even before the start of the Shanghai auto show British carmaker MG announced that presents China's rival popular models of Nissan Juke, and did not disappoint. The Celestial automaker brought CS concept crossover, already approved for future series production. It is worth noting that a year earlier the company MG already represented in Shanghai prototype of a future compact SUV. Then the new product called Icon and was executed in a retro style. As for the concept of CS, then its appearance has turned much more modern. Roof news is somewhat similar to Range Rover Evogue, and grille as though borrowed from the Toyota off-road models. With regard to technical characteristics, they are a British manufacturer has chosen not to publish. But experts believe that under the hood of the future serial CS can accommodate 1, 5-liter turbocharged engine.
Concern Mercedes at the Shanghai Motor Show presented the concept of the compact crossover to its lineup. Novelty called GLA is the prototype of the production version of the SUV, which should be on sale early next year. The car is built on the base of the A-Class hatchback and has a similar design to it. Under the hood manufacturer conceptual new items placed 2 liter gasoline engine power of 211 l. s., which will be paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission. As for future production models of the machine, they are representatives of Mercedes promise to equip a broad line of motors. The highlight of the crossover steel headlights with laser projectors. Such optics are not only well illuminate the road in the dark, but also be able to project an image on any surface.