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- BMW i3 will be produced longer than originally planned
- Vietnamese VinFast is going to sell cars not only in Russia, but also in the USA
- Revealed the appearance of the serial electric car Seat
- The chief engineer of the new LR Defender showed how to drive an SUV. Spoiler: hard
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Stefan Teller, a specialist at the German certification organization SGS-TÜV Saar, said that TeslCybertruck, in its current form, will not be able to obtain permission to enter European roads. A stainless steel pickup body that can withstand pistol shots will fail Europe's passive safety and pedestrian protection standards. Also, the model does not have the obligatory windshield wipers.
During the premiere, Tesl announced that mass production of the Cybertruck would begin at the end of 2021. The pickup will definitely go on sale in North America, but there is no information about other countries yet.
Source: Spiegel (German)
BMW i3 will be produced longer than originally planned
BMW CEO Oliver Zipse said the i3 electric hatchback will continue to be produced until 2024, although it was speculated to be phased out along with the i8 hybrid in 2020. The BMW i3, which debuted in 2013, is undergoing a further upgrade, in which the model will receive a traction battery with a larger capacity to increase the range.
Source: Leipziger Volkszeitung (German)
Vietnamese VinFast is going to sell cars not only in Russia, but also in the USA
VinFast, the first Vietnamese carmaker, plans to enter the US market in 2021. For this, the founder of the brand Pham Nyat Vyong is ready to allocate two billion dollars of his own funds. The Lux A2.0 sedan and the Lux SA2.0 crossover, based on the BMW 5 Series (F10) and BMW X5 (F15), are expected to be the first to go on sale, respectively. In 2020, VinFast is scheduled to enter the Russian market, and even the issue of local assembly is being worked out.
Revealed the appearance of the serial electric car Seat
Seat's official video about the brand's multimedia system briefly featured an image of the serial el-Born electric hatchback. During the premiere of the prototype of the same name at the Geneva Motor Show in the spring, the developers stated that it was 97 percent similar to the production-ready model. And this seems to be true: the differences are visible only in the headlights and the front bumper. The rear-wheel drive Seat el-Born will be based on the Volkswagen ID.3 and will premiere in 2020.
Source: Seat Sverige
The chief engineer of the new LR Defender showed how to drive an SUV. Spoiler: hard
Mike Cross, who was in charge of the development of the new Land Rover Defender, rode his brainchild on gravel jumps and water obstacles without slowing down. So he decided to show the safety margin of an SUV, which in the second generation received a monocoque body instead of a frame structure.
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