2021 Mini Countryman Facelift

The updated 2018-2019 Mini Countryman crossover was declassified on May 27, 2020. The Countryman family of the 2nd generation was updated only three and a half years after the world premiere of the model at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2016. By the way, restyling of the British premium crossover went according to the minimum scenario. They made a facelift for a stylish SUV, improved the interior and outfitted models with more options.
Acceptance of orders in Europe for the new Mini Countryman started immediately after the official premiere at a price of 29.5 thousand euros. European dealers updated Countryman family crossovers will appear in the middle of summer 2020. And the novelty will get to the Russian market closer to the fall.

Restyling minimally changed the appearance of the crossover. Designers with light strokes gave the car body a more modern and stylish look. Headlamps, fog lights and parking lights are already in the base version completely LED. Markers in Union Jack design are available as an option. In the arsenal is a new false radiator and grille bumpers. Expanded variations of 16, 17 and 19-inch wheels. The optional Piano Black Exterior package will add to the crossover impressiveness.
Inside, a new oval dashboard with a 5-inch color screen. Steering wheel with leather trim rim in the base. Upgraded multimedia system with an 8.8-inch touchscreen. Leather interior means not only the trim of the seats, but also decorative inserts at the base of the front panel. Producing offers for a fee, new leather finishes Chester Indigo Blue and Chester Malt Brown.
The engine range for the updated Mini Countryman has remained the same, if you do not take into account the fact that the powerful Cooper S engine has lost 14 horses and now produces only 178 forces.
The choice of buyers of 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engines and turbo diesel engines with power from 102 forces (Countryman One version) to 190 forces (the most powerful Countryman Cooper SD). All engines comply with the strict Euro 6d environmental standards (gasoline with diesel particulate filters and diesel engines with AdBlue urea injection system and two in-line turbochargers). There are three gearboxes to choose from: 6 manual transmissions, 7-speed “robot” and 8 automatic transmissions.
It’s annoying, but after restyling, the combination of four-wheel drive and a manual transmission is not available for order. So all-wheel drive transmission is offered only with a robotic gearbox and “automatic”.
At the top of the family is the Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 all-wheel drive rechargeable hybrid with a 220-horsepower hybrid powerplant and 6 automatic transmissions. A gasoline three-cylinder 1.5-liter engine rotates the front wheels, and the rear electric motor. A battery capacity of 9.6 kWh provides a reserve of up to 61 km in electric mode.

 

And smth new about car acoustics GLADEN.

 

Volkswagen Nivus: new SUV officially presented

The new coupe-shaped Volkswagen Nivus SUV officially presented in Brazil. The new Volkswagen model was developed by the Brazilian experts of the German brand and is based on the modular platform MQB-A0. Thus, the compact cross is a direct relative of the European models Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Cross. It must be added that the Nivus SUV is an international development, and at the end of the year it will reach Europe and Russia.

The start of sales of the new compact coupe-shaped Volkswagen Nivus crossover in South America (Brazil, Argentina and Mexico) is scheduled for mid-summer at a price of $ 25,000.
The external dimensions of the body of the Volkswagen Nivus are 4266 mm in length, 1750 mm in width, 1493 mm in height and with 2566 mm of wheelbase. Ground clearance, however, only 160 mm.
It is equipped with 16-17 inch wheels. With tires size 205/55 R17 in the top configuration.

Independent front suspension with MacPherson struts, rear semi-independent with a beam. Drive exclusively to the front wheels. However, in light off-road conditions, an electronic simulation of the XDS differential lock will help the driver. Disc brakes on all wheels.

Under the hood, the only three-cylinder turbo engine 1.0 TSI, which when working on gasoline produces 116 forces, and on ethanol 128 forces. A six-speed automatic transmission also does not provide an alternative.

The interior of the new Nivus-shaped crossover coupe was created according to the patterns of the latest Volkswagen products. The arsenal of high-quality materials, modern architecture of the front panel and center console. Virtual dashboard with a 9-inch screen. Advanced Volkswagen Play multimedia system with an 8-inch touchscreen. Adaptive cruise control and climate control. Rear view camera and 6 airbags. The useful amount of luggage behind the seatbacks of the second row is 415 liters.

And smth new about car acoustics Mosconi.

 

Chrysler Voyager 2019-2020

Chrysler Voyager 2019 photo

The Chrysler Voyager minivan returns to the model range of the brand in 2020 and will expand the range of the Chrysler brand’s lineup to three models – the Chrysler 300, the Chrysler Voyager and the Chrysler Pacifica. It’s the review of the Chrysler Voyager 2019-2020, with news, photos, price, equipment and specifications.

2019-2020 Chrysler Voyager price

How much cost is the new Chrysler Voyager – the price starts from $ 27,000. The minivan Voyager is actually similar to the Chrysler Pacifica and was created to support sales of the car brand. The Pacifica is rapidly losing buyers. For 5 months of 2019, sales fell by 29% over the same period last year.

Chrysler Voyager 2019 picture

2019-2020 Chrysler Voyager specs

The minivan Chrysler Voyager swells for all the basic configuration L, LX and LXi. The Chrysler Pacifica left only the richest Touring and Limited, and the Red S Appearance package (red decor on the body and seat trim red leather).
Simple equipments of the Chrysler Voyager LXi is for corporate sales:

simple bumper, minimum of chrome-plated decorative on the body,

simple 17-inch alloy wheels,

seats are covered with artificial leather.

Chrysler Voyager 2019 interior photo

The Minivans in the L and LX trim levels are for private buyers.
But even the basic spec of the Chrysler Voyager L is by no means poor. There are:

7-seats interior with fabric trim,

climate control,

modern multimedia system Uconnect with 7-inch color screen,

sound system with active noise cancellation.

For the new Chrysler Voyager minivan, they offer only one engine – a petrol six-cylinder 3.6-liter naturally-aspirated engine (291 hp, 361 Nm), with a start / stop system and 9 automatic transmissions.
The hybrid system is offered only for the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, not for the Chrysler Voyager.

Renault Triber microvan for India

Renault Triber photo

The Renault Triber microvan was created jointly by Indian and French engineers specifically for the Indian market. Here is the review of the 2019-2020 Renault Triber for India with photos, price and specifications. The new subcompact minivan has an overall body length of less than 4 meters and 7 seats interior.

2020 Renault Triber price

It’s the car with an affordable price. Sales of the Renault Triber MicroVan are starting about the second half of 2019, with the cheap cost from 530 thousand Rupees. The car competes in the local market with Datsun Cross. India for the company Renault is one of the main markets, they plan to sell more than 200 thousand cars a year by 2022.

Renault Triber picture

2020 Renault Triber specs

There is a modular CMF-A platform at the heart of the new Renault Triber, like the low-cost hatchback Renault Kwid has. But the Renault Triber has more overall dimensions. Body length of 3990 mm only. These are small sizes due to local laws. In India, cars with a length of less than 4 meters have substantial tax concessions, and the total price of a car is the main argument when buying.

The interior of the Renault Triber has a standard 5-seats with two rows of seats and a trunk volume of 625 liters. There are ralings on the roof, they can hold a load of up to 50 kg. Also there are many places for storing small items in the cabin. As an option the third row of seats for 7 persons, but it greatly reduces the trunk.

Renault Triber interior photo

It is important to note such comfortable moments inside:

  • digital instrument panel,
  • front row seats have good lateral support,
  • chairs in the second and third rows have individual ventilation deflectors.

Renault Triber India photo

Top of the range Renault Triber has:

  • 4 airbags,
  • multimedia system with 8 inch color touch screen,
  • air conditioning,
  • rearview camera and parking assistant,
  • keyless entry system with engine start / stop button,
  • LED daytime running lights,
  • 15-inch alloy wheels,
  • electric windows on all doors,
  • rear-view mirrors with electric adjustment.

The modular CMF-A platform is enhanced. The suspension scheme is simple and inexpensive. Front-wheel drive. Petrol engine 3 cylinder 1.0 SCe (72 hp and 92 Nm), works with 5-speed manual or 5-speed robot Easy’R gearbox.

2020 Lexus GX

Lexus GX 2020 photo

Premium big SUV the Lexus GX received restyling and presented as a new model of 2020. Here is the review of the new car with photos, price, configuration and technical specifications. There are such updates in the car as a more modern exterior, a more comfortable interior with improved trim materials, improved basic equipment and a new Off-Road package.

2020 Lexus GX price

Sales of the new SUV are starting in the autumn of 2019. How much cost the new Lexus GX – the price didn’t change. The Lexus GX costs from $ 52,500, it is the same as the previous model costs.

 

2020 Lexus GX specs

The updated 2020 Lexus GX doesn’t have as many changes as the new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. These cars have the same platform.

Lexus-GX-2020 picture

The interior of the 2020 Lexus GX has several changes. There are:

  • new compact functional steering wheel with three spokes,
  • new version of decorative trim (a combination of gray wooden veneer and aluminum).

Lexus-GX-2020 interior photo

Starting with the basic configuration, the new car is equipped with the Lexus Safety System + electronic security complex:

  • adaptive cruise control and automatic braking system,
  • road marking tracking system
  • and high-beam assistant.

As an option, you can buy a car with an Off-Road package:

  • fuel tank protection,
  • additional radiator for cooling transmission,
  • Multi-Terrain Select system provides anti-slip electronics,
  • Crawl Control system provides optimal off-road speed.

Technical specifications remained the same: the atmospheric petrol 4.6-liter V8 (305 hp 446 Nm) works with 6-speed automatic gear, a permanent all-wheel drive system with Torsen center differential.

2020 Lexus RX

Lexus RX 2019-2020-photo

The new 2020 Lexus RX SUV has improved exterior, interior and specifications. Here in the review are news, photos and videos, price and specifications, and technical characteristics. This car is the best-selling model of the Lexus brand.

2020 Lexus RX price

The beginning of production and sales of new models Lexus RX and RXL is autumn 2019. How much cost – the price of new models is not much different from previous versions. It costs from $ 43,800-44,000.

Lexus-RX-2019-2020 pic

2020 Lexus RX specs

The Restyling Lexus RX SUV 4 generation has cosmetic features for improving consumer qualities of the car. But there is almost completely new front end. This is a narrower sharp LED headlamp (in the top versions there are BladeScan Type AHS LED headlamps with adaptive control). A slightly different grille, completely new bumper.

Now the car has 18 and 20 inch rims with a new design. They expanded the enamel palette for body painting, added the colors of Moonbeam Beige Metallic and Nori Green Pearl.

What new are in the interior of the 2020 Lexus RX:

improved multimedia system with a 12.3-inch screen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and voice control (there is 8.8-inch screen in the basic configuration),

touchpad,

improved third row of seats for Lexus RXL.

Lexus-RX-2019-2020 interior picture

Engines for the 2020 Lexus RX:

Lexus RX 300 with a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder petrol turbo engine (238 hp),

Lexus RX 350 3.5 liter 6 cylinder atmospheric petrol engine (300 hp),

Lexus RX 450h hybrid with 313 hp hybrid system (petrol engine and two electric motors), consumption of only 5.3 liters of fuel.

Although the engines have not changed, the new Lexus RX and RXL have more dynamic driving behavior. To ensure sharp controllability, the body of the new Lexus RX is reinforced with additional welding points and seams. The suspension has new anti-roll bars (diameter increased by 1 mm), new springs, shock absorbers and electric power steering.

2020 Lexus RX video test

2020 Cadillac CT4

Cadillac CT4-V 2019-2020-photo

The new 2020 sedan Cadillac CT4 was shown in the most expensive version CT4-V. Next are coming premieres of Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport. Here is the review of the 2019-2020 Cadillac CT4 with photos and video, price, configuration and specifications.

2020 Cadillac CT4 price

How much – the price of the new Cadillac CT4 sedan starting at $ 45-47,000.
Production of the new Cadillac CT4 sedan starts with the Cadillac CT5 (had presented at the 2019 New York International Auto Show) at the Lansing Grand River plant, Michigan, USA. The beginning of sales in the US – from the end of 2019.

Cadillac CT4-V 2019-2020-photo

2020 Cadillac CT4 specs

The new Cadillac CT4 model is built on the GM Alpha platform, which also is a platform for the Cadillac ATS, 2019 Cadillac CTS V and Cadillac CT5 sedans, and the Chevrolet Camaro sports coupe. But the platform has been greatly improved.

Cadillac CT4-V 2019-2020-interior photo

They gave for the version Cadillac CT4-V four cylinders petrol engine 2.7 L Turbo (325 hp 500 Nm). The turbo motor has a system of direct fuel injection into cylinders, a double turbo compressor, a system of continuous change of valve timing and valve lift, and shutdown of half of the cylinders.
The engine works with a 10 speed automatic transmission (Hydra-Matic 10L60), which transmits power to the rear wheels with a limited slip differential. As options, they offer all-wheel drive.
Rear-wheel drive has the adaptive suspension Magnetic Ride Control 4.0. All-wheel drive has the passive shock absorbers ZF MVS. All wheel Brembo brakes are disc with four piston calipers on the front and rear axle (321 mm discs are installed at the front, 315 mm at the rear).
There is a system for changing driving modes Vehicle Control Mode, with the addition of V-Mode (personal settings), and 235/40 R18 tires.
Interior 2020 Cadillac CT4 4 doors is almost the same as the Cadillac CT5. There are:

instrument panel with a large color screen on-board computer,

sports steering wheel,

multimedia system with 10-inch color display,

two zone climate control,

center console with horizontal ventilation vents.

Front seats are sports, with lateral support. Finishing materials are high quality. There are a lot of electronic assistants and security systems. Especially it is necessary to highlight the autopilot for the Super Cruise track, which drives the car almost without driver intervention (hands can be removed from the steering wheel, but you need to look at the road so that the electronics understand that the driver is not distracted the controls).

2020 Cadillac CT4 video test

2020 Kia Seltos

Kia Seltos 2019

The new 2020 Kia Seltos SUV has started in production. Here in the review 2019-2020 Kia Seltos with photos, price and specifications, technical characteristics. By the way, the car has a common platform with the new Hyundai Creta.

The exterior design of the new 2020 Kia Seltos is modern and stylish.

All headlights are LED. Large wheels 18 inches, metal inserts on the bumpers, contrasting color of the roof. The inscription AWD says that this is a four-wheel drive SUV vehicle.

2020 Kia-Seltos pic

In the interior, an instrument panel with a large color trip computer screen, a multifunctional steering wheel, modern front panel and center console architecture with a 10.25 inch color screen multimedia system, a convenient climate control unit. There are only high quality materials trim. The most comfortable driver and front passenger seats. Sound Mood Lighting systems help determine the color of the interior lighting by mood.

2020 Kia-Seltos picture

2020 Kia Seltos price

The Seltos sales are starting in the South Korea, India and the United States from autumn 2019. In the rest of the world sales will begin in the spring of 2020. How much cost – the price of the new 2020 Kia Seltos is $ 18,000-20,000.

2020 Kia-Seltos interior photo

2020 Kia Seltos specs

Specifications of the Seltos include petrol engines from the Kia Soul 3 generation. This means that there will be:

  • 2.0 liters of atmospheric motor (152 hp 179 Nm) with 6 speed manual gear or an IVT variator (front-wheel drive).
  • 1.6 liter turbo engine (204 hp 265 Nm) with 7 speed robot gearbox (front or four-wheel drive).

2020 Nissan Navara

The new Navara D23 pickup truck has many changes. Here is the review of the 2019-2020 Nissan Navara with photos, price, configuration and technical specifications. The new Navara is made in factories located in Argentina, Spain, China, Mexico and Thailand.

2020 Nissan Navara price

The price of the Nissan Navara 2020 with 4-cylinder 2.3-liter turbo diesel (160 hp or 190 hp) is ranging from 24,665 euros for the basic configuration with one-and-a-half cabin King Cab (160-power diesel, new 6 speed manual and all-wheel drive). The richly equipped version of the pickup with cabin Double Cab (190 hp turbo diesel, 7 speed automat gear and AWD all-wheel drive) costs 35,136 euros.

2020 Nissan-Navara-photo

There is not much change in the exterior of the Nissan Navara 2020 pickup. The new model has upgraded LED headlamps, side lights, and a new design of 17-18 inches light alloy wheels.

This is only the modern NissanConnect multimedia system with an 8-inch color touch screen (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, navigation, rear view camera) in interior of the new pickup.

2020 Nissan-Navara-picture

2020 Nissan Navara specs

The technical characteristics are the most important changes of the new pickup.

Both of the 2.3 dCi turbo diesels with a power of 160 and 190 forces suit on exhaust European standards Euro 6d-temp.

The initial 160-horsepower 2.3 dCi engine received a higher maximum torque, an increase of 22 Nm and increased to 425 Nm.

For the 160 hp engine there is a new 6-speed manual.

More efficient disc brakes are installed there, and front disc brake discs are increased in size (40% less force must be applied for the driver to brake).

The standard multi-link suspension with new springs is standard on all versions of the pickup. The total capacity of the car increased by 45 kg.

Tesla Model P Pickup truck 2020-2021

Tesla-Model-P-2020-2021

The Tesla Model P Pickup truck is preparing for mass production. Date of presentation for the new Tesla Model P Concept prototype is the end of 2020, the appearance of production versions is scheduled for the second half of 2021. There is the preview of the Tesla Model P 2020-2021 with news, photos, price, configuration and specifications.

Tesla Model P 2020-2021 price

Answering the question How much cost Tesla Model P Elon Musk said that the price of the new pickup is less than $ 50,000, and probably even less than $ 49,000. This is a competitive cost, especially if to compare the price of the Tesla Model P to the price of the main competitor the Rivian R1T electric pickup from the Rivian Automotive company, which is priced at $ 69,000.

Tesla-Model-P-2020-2021

Tesla Model P 2020-2021 specs

Body dimensions of the Tesla Model P serial electric pickup is similar to traditional American pickups such as the Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram, GMC Sierra and Ford F-150. But the Tesla pickup has a larger interior with 6 seats and a lot of modern equipment (a large screen-tablet in the center of the front panel, autopilot systems, security systems and electronic assistants).

Tesla Model P 2020-2021-photo

The technical specifications of the Tesla Model P pickup are a powerful electrical propulsion system with two electric motors and a high-capacity rechargeable battery. There you can choose several battery options, thanks to which the car is able to drive 640-800 km on one charge.