- The new Volkswagen Tiguan L is about to start pre-sales, breaking 100% in 7.7s
- Weilang Pro power information exposed, with a new 1.5T engine
- Euler Haomao GT debuts at ChinaJoy, with pre-sale starting from 140,000
- Xiaopeng Motors Wuhan project started, with a planned annual production capacity of 100,000 vehicles
- Apple cars may be produced by LG joint ventures
- Xiaopeng Motors and other new car manufacturers announce July deliveries
- BMW recalls almost all imported cars due to airbag problems
- Rolls-Royce electrification plan exposed, or launch a variety of electric models
- Mitsubishi reveals more details about the new plug-in hybrid Outlander
- Due to increased chip shortages, Volkswagen lowered its car delivery expectations
- Argo AI will provide free public unmanned taxi service in California
- New methods of machine learning come out, which can reduce the required drive test data
- Cloud test drive: 2022 Toyota GR 86
Some media recently learned from the official that the new Volkswagen Tiguan L will be postponed to August 3 to open the pre-sale.
The car adopts Volkswagen's latest family-style design in appearance, making it younger, sportier and more in line with current aesthetic trends. The front face has undergone a lot of changes, the grille is more regular, the design is more refined and more technological.
In the car, the changes of the new Tiguan L are very obvious. The center console is equipped with a 12-inch touch screen and uses Volkswagen's latest smart car linkage system.
At the same time, the central control and steering wheel also use a large number of touch-sensitive buttons, and the technological atmosphere of the entire cockpit has been greatly improved.
In terms of power, the new Tiguan L will continue to provide four types of power: 1.4T, low/high power 2.0T, and a plug-in hybrid system based on a 1.4T engine. Among them, the maximum power of the low/high power 2.0T engine is 186 horsepower and 220 horsepower, respectively, and the maximum power of the 1.4T engine is 150 horsepower, and the fastest is 7.7s. (Via Fast Technology)
Since its launch in 2010, the Volkswagen Tiguan has accumulated more than 2.4 million sales, making it a veritable SUV sales leader.
SAIC-GM officially announced the power information of Weilang Pro recently. According to official sources, Weilang Pro will be equipped with a brand new eighth-generation Ecotec 1.5T engine. The new car has been opened for booking at this year's Shanghai Auto Show and is expected to be officially launched within this year.
From the book information, this eighth-generation Ecotec 1.5T engine is also excellent, with a maximum output of 184 horsepower, a peak torque of 250N·m, and a break time of only 7.7 seconds.
In addition, the engine will support 48V light hybrid, is expected to have a good performance in terms of power reserve and ride comfort, and fuel consumption will be as low as 5.95L/100km. (via Netcom)
Weilang Pro is very interesting both in appearance and interior.
A few days ago, Euler officially announced the pre-sale price of Euler Goodcat GT at 2021 China Joy: RMB 140,000 to 150,000. The new car follows the design of the Euler Good Cat, and adds a sports package to the original basic appearance, making the overall appearance more sporty.
In terms of power, the 0-50km/h acceleration time of the Euler Goodcat GT is 3.4 seconds, and the zero-hundred acceleration is 6.9 seconds, which is very suitable for urban mobility.
In addition, the car is also equipped with the ORA-Pilot 3.0 intelligent automatic driving assistance system, with more than 10 automatic driving assistance functions, which can realize L2 level automatic driving.
Appearance and price are the two most important selling points of Euler Good Cat.
Xiaopeng Motors Wuhan project started, with a planned annual production capacity of 100,000 vehicles
Xiaopeng Motors announced that its Wuhan plant project has officially started in Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone. According to official information, the plant covers an area of about 1,500 mu, and will build process workshops for stamping, welding, painting, final assembly, battery, electric drive, etc. The project has a planned production capacity of 100,000 vehicles and can achieve an annual output value of more than 30 billion yuan.
With the arrival of Xiaopeng Motor's Wuhan plant, it has also been confirmed that Xiaopeng will "break up" with Haima Motor.
For Haima Automobile, because of the poor sales of its models, OEM for Xiaopeng can use the factory's idle capacity to a certain extent to obtain additional revenue.
Haima Automobile has previously stated that the cooperative production relationship between Haima Automobile and Xiaopeng Automobile will expire at the end of this year. Since Xiaopeng Motors currently has a Zhaoqing plant and the Wuhan project has officially started, it is expected that Xiaopeng Motors will no longer cooperate with Haima Motor to build cars after the expiration of the cooperation.
In the future, where Haima Automobile will go, the market will give the answer.
According to TechWeb reports, LG Magna e-Powertrain announced that it will develop the power system and main components of electric vehicles.
The company had a series of contacts with Apple in April this year, and the two sides started negotiations on Apple's electric vehicle project. It is reported that Apple is seeking technical cooperation for the future of Apple's autopilot system. To this end, Apple has established a hardware R&D team.
Earlier, there were rumors that Apple would cooperate with Hyundai Motor in car production, but the negotiation ultimately failed. After that, Apple began to look for potential partners again.
After closing the smartphone business, LG may devote more resources to the auto parts business .
Xiaopeng Automobile announced that it will deliver 8,040 smart cars in July 2021, a year-on-year increase of 228% and a month-on-month increase of 22%, setting the company’s highest monthly delivery record; as of July 31 this year, the company’s cumulative total delivery reached 38,778 vehicles, a year-on-year increase An increase of 388%; the company plans to officially release P5 in the third quarter of 2021 and is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Nezha Motors delivered more than 6000 units in July for the first time, reaching 6,011 units, a year-on-year increase of 392%, a record high. The cumulative delivery volume from January to July 2021 reached 27,115 units. Nezha Automobile said that in July, delivery to individual users accounted for 90%.
In addition, according to the official Weibo of Ideal Auto, Ideal Auto delivered 8,589 vehicles in July, setting a new record for monthly deliveries. However, Weilai Automobile delivered only 7,931 vehicles that month, which lags behind Xiaopeng and ideals.
In July, the sales of all new car-making forces performed well.
On January 9 this year, the owner of a Honda Accord in South Carolina, USA, was hit by fragments of a bursting Takata airbag inflator and died in an accident. This is the 19th fatal accident in the United States caused by a defective Takata airbag inflator since 2009, and the 28th in the world.
Although Takata has closed down, and global automakers have repeatedly recalled related models, its "death airbag" still threatens many car owners, and BMW is no exception.
A few days ago, BMW filed a recall plan with the State Administration for Market Regulation and decided to recall some imported BMW 1 series, 2 series, 3 series and 4 series produced between February 17, 2005 and August 27, 2017 from now on. , 5 series, X1, X3, X4, X5, X5 M, X6, X6 Active Hybrid vehicles, a total of 8,097 vehicles. (Via Fast Technology)
BMW will replace the airbag gas generators in the involved parts for the vehicles within the scope of the recall free of charge.
"Rolls-Royce will insist on using a large displacement V12 engine."
Fans who have this idea about Rolls-Royce may be disappointed. According to foreign media reports, Rolls-Royce intends to usher in a new electrified future with pure electric models.
Rolls-Royce submitted an application for the protection of the Spectre trademark name to the British Intellectual Property Office on July 5, local time, and then filed the same application with the European Intellectual Property Office on July 14, local time.
It is believed that the name Spectre may be applied to future alternative models of Rolls-Royce Shadow Shadow or Phantom. They may abandon the twin-turbocharged V12 engine and use pure electric power instead. (Via Sina Auto)
Even without the V12, the long front of Rolls Royce will not disappear.
After bringing the 2022 Outlander to the North American market in April this year, Mitsubishi has now disclosed more details of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version.
Mitsubishi said that the new plug-in hybrid Outlander uses the same three-row platform as the fuel version, while improving the cruising range in electric mode. Compared with the previous generation PHEV system, the 2022 model has a higher motor output efficiency and a larger capacity battery.
It is reported that the overall quality and design of the non-hybrid version of the 2022 Outlander have improved significantly, and the starting price is only 25,795 US dollars (about 166,000 yuan). (Via cnBeta)
Earlier news said that the WLTC battery life of the car is expected to reach 100 kilometers.
Due to the intensified chip shortage, Volkswagen lowered its full-year car delivery forecast for this year
Since the second half of 2020, the problem of chip shortage has become the main theme of the semiconductor industry.
At present, this problem has had an impact on global automakers, and its root cause is the competition between automakers and the consumer electronics industry for chip supply and many other factors.
Like other automakers, Volkswagen lowered its vehicle delivery expectations for this year due to chip supply disruptions. The German automaker was not only forced to cut production in some factories, but also cut working hours in some factories.
In addition, Volkswagen also stated that due to the "core shortage" this time, its cumulative production loss has reached six figures.
It is said that Samsung Electronics is currently supplying chips for Volkswagen.
According to Neowin, a self-driving car technology startup Argo AI, backed by Volkswagen and Ford, has obtained a license in California that will enable it to drive its self-driving vehicles on public roads in the state to provide free ride services.
Since 2019, Argo has been putting its self-driving car technology on Ford cars for testing around Palo Alto. Currently, the company's test fleet in California includes nearly ten self-driving test vehicles, as well as self-driving test vehicles in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, Austin and Miami.
In addition, companies such as Waymo, Zoox, Voyage, and Pony.ai have also obtained permission to participate in the pilot project. The project still requires human safety operators to be in the car. In addition, passengers are not allowed to charge during the test.
Obtaining a California test license is only the first step for autonomous vehicles to move toward commercial operation.
At present, self-driving cars need a lot of driving data to provide support, but if they can learn to drive like a baby learns to walk, both to observe and imitate the surrounding vehicles, they will need much less driving data.
According to reports, Boston University engineer Eshed Ohn-Bar developed a new method of learning safe driving techniques based on the above theory, that is, by observing other cars on the road and predicting the reactions of these vehicles, and then using this information to do Make autonomous driving decisions.
Ohn-Bar said: "The previous best method also requires several hours of driving data to learn to drive safely. To our surprise, our method only takes ten minutes." (via Gasgoo)
Is it possible that future self-driving cars can still "bring the old with the new"?
The original Toyota 86 provided us with a lot of fun at a relatively cheap price. Its rear-wheel drive architecture, high-speed engine, six-speed manual transmission and 2+2 seat layout brought us a lot of practicality. He has become a favorite of many car fans.
Nowadays, a new generation of 86 is about to be launched, and adopts a new name-GR (Gazoo Racing). When you start this car, you will immediately notice that it is different from the previous generation 86: a more pronounced exhaust sound.
Although it does not use the cracking sound of the GR Supra with an in-line six-cylinder engine, the richer sound still amplifies the 86 experience.
Like the upcoming new BRZ, the 2.4L horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine of the 2022 GR 86 can produce 228 horsepower. Our GR 86 for the cloud test drive is equipped with a more interesting six-speed manual gearbox. Toyota claims that it can achieve zero acceleration in less than 6.6 seconds.
When the engine reaches 3700 rpm, it will provide us with the maximum torque. Its power seems to come easily, and you can throw the rear of the car out with the accelerator effortlessly.
If you feel carefully when trying to control this car, you may find that its control is more precise than the previous generation, which may be related to the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S it uses.
In terms of aerodynamics, GR 86 also has many improvements. The front enclosure of the new car is equipped with functional vents. Toyota says this design can better cool the engine. In addition, at the rear of the vehicle you can also see a playful ducktail tail. (Via Motortrend)
Today’s cloud test drive is almost over here. Foreign media who have tested this car have given a good evaluation of this car. I hope that this GR 86 can enter the country as soon as possible, and there is no need to stream to the screen. Drooling.
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