Motor Show Bologna, did you know?
Had it been, the announcement of its world premiere unveiling of the 2010 Mazda3 Sport, holding the motor show in Bologna, Italy, would likely pass unnoticed completely, at least for us North Americans.
Yet it is already at its 33rd edition after having taken over the auto show in Turin, which had its heyday in the 70s and 80s. His home is the Bologna Exhibition Trade and this year it will be held from December 5 to 14. It is a vast exhibition returns annually and welcomes guests in no less than 13 buildings and the latter adds a long test track, where people can try the vehicle desired, under? he attentive friendly representatives. Recall that the huge salons of Paris and Frankfurt, we are traveling through eight or nine buildings. Fortunately, shuttles are available at our disposal.
This year, the Bologna Motor Show brings a hundred Unveiling forward-premiere, including seven world premieres and new european firsts. Of these, we find:
Chevrolet Cruze WTCC
Failing to present the model of the series of Chevrolet Cruze, whose marketing is constantly repulsed, yet so important to the survival of this manufacturer, GM unveiled a racing version of the Cruze WTCC. Obviously, this should allow the name CRUZE enjoy media coverage well planned, until its theatrical release, which is expected to debut in 2010.
This small SUV is very compact in reality a clone allows the 2nd generation Toyota RAV4. The latter is a product of an agreement between the Italian company DR and Chinese manufacturer Chery. Some of their vehicles offered are assembled in Italy and have engines of Italian origin. Two four-cylinder 1.6 liter (petrol) engine and 1.9 liter TD propel this little vehicle, cheap.
Martin Motors / Cars Shuanghuan
Here are a distributor for Italian marches and Eastern Europe of vehicles Chinese brand Shuanghuan. The latter is a major manufacturer who for some years, increasing its contacts and affiliations to distribute its products worldwide. In Bologna, he announced a new partnership with the Chinese LIFAN in spotlighting the MM250 compact sedan.
2010 Mazda3 Sport
After the unveiling at the Los Angeles of the new sedan Mazd3 2010, here is the manufacturer chose the Bologna Motor Show to present declination Mazda3 Sport hatchback her. We expected a more radical aesthetic overhaul, however the new grille has itself been unanimously around it. The 2.3-liter engine is replaced by a new 2.5-liter engine of 167 horsepower.
Spanish Seat, member of the Volkswagen / Audi group for ages, presents its Exeo saloon. This large car template intermediate benefited, as must certain elements of the Volkswagen Passat. This newcomer also benefits from the new common rail TDI engines in the group. Engines, turbo-diesels among the quietest, most economical and clean in the industry.
Smart Fortwo ED
The City Smart Fortwo will be offered in any known electric version in 2010 and it is the one that seems to promise respected, the head honcho of Daimler Dieter Zetsche. Cote mechanics, the electric motor is coupled to lithium-ion batteries, which have a total power of 41 horses. This car can reach 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds and has a range of 115 km.
After the Smart Fortwo and Toyota iQ liliputiennes, everything indicates that Subaru seems frankly take an interest in this type of urban microcar. Commercialized since 2003 in Japan, the small decline R1se henceforth drive electric CALLED R1E. Its electric motor combines a lithium-ion battery, a power output of 53 hp. Autonomy announced is only 80 km.
Tata Indica EV
Indian industrial giant Tata, seems these days more press developing electric vehicles, that produce its small car $ 2,500, the Nano. To date, the preferences of the manufacturer are turning to the model Indica, to design and produce an electric car. Performance rating, it is the 0-100 km / h in less than 10 seconds and a range of 200 km.
Volkswagen Golf Plus
Volkswagen Golf VI has just been unveiled in Paris and here the declinations multiply has great speed V. Thus, after the hatchback versions and powerful GTI, here we present you the auto show of Bologna, the new version of the Golf Plus. Convertible future is currently developing. The Golf Plus differentiates mainly by its slightly modified and especially more pupil flag.
Volvo C30 DRIVe
The ecological sports cuts are very rare. For its part, the Volvo C30 DRIVe presents a lower frame optimizes cooling air and benefited from very sharp aerodynamic elements and especially very effective. Its tires are a low resistance. According to the data of the manufacturer, the latter presents a consumption of 4.4 li/100 km and CO2 emissions of 115g/km.
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