The Stellantis concern presented the Abarth Fastback model in Brazil, that is, a “warmed up” version of the Fiat Fastback coupe-like crossover. Such a car differs from a standard Fastback with bumpers, body kit and contrasting decor, including in the cabin. In addition, the suspension has been reconfigured, more tenacious tires have been installed, and a new driving mode called Poison has also appeared. The power unit remained standard: a 1.3 turbo engine (185 hp), a six-speed automatic, front-wheel drive. However, the acceleration time to 100 km / h was reduced by half a second compared to the base model: up to 7.6 s. The price of such an Abart in Brazil is from 31700 dollars.
Sales of Zeekr 001 FR liftbacks have started in China. The electric supercar is equipped with four electric motors with a total capacity of 1,265 hp, but in the most extreme driving mode of Raikkonen, an increase in recoil to 1,282 hp will be available. Torque — 1,280 Nm. Zeekr 001 FR will be produced in a limited edition — only 99 copies per month. Prices – from 769 thousand yuan (about 9.8 million rubles at the current exchange rate), and for the activation of the Raikkonen mode, you need to pay another 60 thousand yuan (760 thousand rubles).
Official images and some technical specifications of the hybrid sedan Chery Arrizo 8 have been published. In China, such a modification is called Chery Fengyun A 8 PHEV. The power unit includes a 1.5 turbocharger, an electric motor and a DHT transmission. The total output is 204 hp and 310 Nm, and acceleration to “hundreds” should take about seven seconds. There is no data on the traction battery yet, but it can be charged from an outlet. The full premiere of the hybrid will take place later.
A crossover jointly developed by Geely and Baidu called J iyue 01 has gone on sale in China. The electric car, which entered the Geely plant conveyor in September this year, is offered in single-engine (272 hp) and twin-engine (544 hp) versions. For the younger modification, two traction batteries are offered to choose from — a lithium-iron-phosphate battery with a capacity of 71.4 kWh and a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 100 kWh. For the twin-engine Jiyue, only the latter is available. The basic version is estimated at 249 thousand yuan (3.24 million rubles at the current exchange rate), and the all-wheel drive crossover costs 340 thousand yuan (4.4 million rubles).
Ferrari has announced a new recall campaign. It affects the Ferrari SF90 supercars — this is the most powerful and expensive model from the company’s production range. In cars produced in the period from November 2022 to September 2023, a defect was found in the nozzle supplying oil to one of the turbochargers. It can lead to leakage, and in the worst case — to a fire. A total of 614 supercars came under review.
AVTOVAZ announced another successful certification of the plant’s Environmental Management System in accordance with the international standard ISO 14001, as well as the corresponding GOST. This standard regulates the negative impact of production on the environment. AVTOVAZ informs that energy—saving and environmentally friendly materials are being introduced at the production site – for example, LED light bulbs instead of mercury-containing ones. For the first time, the Togliatti plant received a certificate of compliance with ISO 14001 standards in 2005.
Also today we talked about the Volkswagen ID hatchback.3 at the ADAC trials and the future Volkswagen ID.7 Tourer station wagon.