Lotus first crossover will look like 3-Eleven

Lotus first crossover will look like 3-Eleven

The design of the first in the history of Lotus crossover model will resemble 3-Eleven. This was in an interview with Car brand said CEO Jean-Marc Hals. Also, he said, the novelty will receive 1974 Elite features and other sports cars Lotus.

Overall dimensions of the car will repeat Porsche Macan, but crossover Lotus will significantly bus his German colleagues. Besides, the novelty will be easier Macan 200-300 kilograms.

The car will receive the aluminum body panels and engine Toyota. The main competitor of new items in the global market will be Porsche Macan. However, crossover Lotus should be 200-300 kg lighter than his opponent. At the same dimensions new items will repeat Macan. According to unofficial data, the basis of the new car will be taken a concept car called APX, submitted in 2006.

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Mercedes plans to develop electric crossover

Mercedes plans to develop electric crossover

The company Mercedes plans to develop the first all-electric crossover , said the publication Autovisie. According to Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, this segment of vehicles causes concern interest. He added that the project has not yet received a “green light”, but the creation of the electric vehicle being actively discussed in the company.

«At the moment, we are studying this segment of the automotive market. The project to create an electric crossover interesting for us “, – said Zetsche.

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Electric car Nissan Leaf want to make a crossover

Electric car Nissan Leaf want to make a crossover

Nissan does not exclude that may expand the model line of the popular electric car Leaf , reports Autocar. As the executive vice president of brand Trevor Mann, in the future, this car is available in two versions – a five-door hatchback and a crossover.

The top manager said that at present the project has not yet received a “green light.” “The new generation will be a hatchback. Later, however, we may not limit ourselves to a single Leaf », – said a top manager.

Currently, Nissan is finalizing an updated version of the popular electric vehicle Leaf. The premiere model is to be held in August 2015. The car will get a new battery, high-capacity. With this power reserve restyled model will rise to 201 km.

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The first model will be the revived brand Borgward crossover

The first model will be the revived brand Borgward crossover

The revived German mark Borgward, which was presented in March at the Geneva Motor Show, issued a teaser of its first model. It is expected that the premiere of a crossover will take place in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

For details on the new product is kept secret. Presumably, the coupe will get a hybrid power plant with the ability to recharge the batteries from a household electrical outlet, developed together with the Chinese company Foton.

Borgward products will be aimed primarily at the Chinese car market, but the company intends to sell the car in other countries . Previously, the manufacturer announced that he was going to offer a wide range of premium, but “affordable” models.

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Hyundai is working on a new compact crossover

Hyundai is working on a new compact crossover

Hyundai working on a new compact crossover, said the head of Hyundai Motor America Zukovsky Dave (Dave Zuchowski). Car, primarily for the US market, which does not receive the recently launched crossover Creta. According Zukovsky, Creta too conservative, while the need for the US Youth model with a more aggressive appearance.

On the technical characteristics of the new crossover is too early to say, but maybe the car will receive a front-wheel platform on which a model Veloster .

 

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Audi launched to test its smallest crossover

Audi launched to test its smallest crossover

The company Audi started road testing of its new compact crossover Q1. Photospies the first time managed to shoot in the back of the car in which he will be. Q1 tests conducted on European roads. Sales of new products expected to begin in 2016. The model number of the company’s Q1 will be the smallest crossover.

The new crossover will be built on a shortened platform MQB. New dimensions will be similar to A3, it is from this model will receive Q1 motor range. The basic version of the crossover will be equipped with a standard front-wheel drive, an extra charge will be available all-wheel drive Quattro.

Exterior trends developed a new chief designer Marc Lichte company – creator Volkswagen Golf VII. According to him, the car will be targeted primarily at young buyers. Design trends got a lot in common with the concept Crosslane Coupe, which was presented in Paris last year.

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