The new Audi R8, Geneva Road

The new Audi R8

With the arrival of a whole new cast of supercars, the Audi R8 managed to keep the exchange updated and configured as one of the most desired still sports today. However, the new generation is close, both coo we could meet at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. It would be in March, just a few weeks, when we knew the second generation of the Audi R8, at least I would have confirmed Ulrich Hackenberg, head of development at Audi, in a statement to CarAdvice. In any case, the details are still too scarce.

We can only wait and assume is that premiere platform to significantly reduce weight. Thus you gain in performance and efficiency. Moreover, it appears we welcome finally an Audi R8 e-tron fully electric.

The new Audi R8

Of the latter, Audi felt that their technology was not yet developed enough to offer it. So we worked on it to significantly increase autonomy, key point in these vehicles. It could exceed 400 miles on a single charge, minimum figure for Audi.

On the other hand, it could continue to provide a mechanical range with an alternative access and a more powerful version, perhaps keeping the V10 that is showing now but updated. What is not in doubt is that continue to rely on the quattro and the new automatic S-Tronic dual clutch.

Its design is still unknown, but some inspiration shuffled in Nanuk Concept Audi introduced the brand in 2013. For now we keep this information in the hope that Audi is available to provide more details to finally present in society, as we say, at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Mirai forcing Toyota To Increase Production

toyota mirai

The Mirai forcing Toyota to increase production. It's ugly, strange and different, yet has forced Toyota to increase production. We talk about Toyota Mirai, its new hydrogen car with that for now, the mark sought to supply its own market. But things are going so well that they expected to increase production to meet demand.

In figures, Toyota estimated 400 units sold for around 2015, a particularly low figure which has not approached anywhere near the first data on actual demand. Specifically there have been about 1,500 orders for the new Mirai, a demand that is almost four initial forecasts.

Apparently it sells well between individuals but also between public entities and vehicle fleets. It is, therefore, a car that has received good reviews and has been successful in its youth. And that's not the problem, but these orders are recorded only in the Japanese market.

The brand plans to offer its Mirai in other markets like the US and Europe, but first have to know supply its domestic demand. That is why from Toyota say the arrival of Mirai other markets will gradually become gradually and taking into account factors such as the application itself, the regulations, the network of service stations or subsidies.

Thus, the factory will, in 2015, 700 units of Toyota Mirai, still less than the demand, moving to 2,000 units in 2016 and 3,000 units manufactured in 2017. Meanwhile, Europe is expected arrival delay model given the growing demand in its own market.

toyota mirai

Detroit Auto Show 2015 Surprise

Detroit Auto Show 2015 Surprise
IHS Automotive predicts that by 2020 there will be 60 convertible models Buick, BMW and Alfa Romeo ostentatious display prototypes renewed.

MICHIGAN, USA (12 / JAN / 2015) .- The car lovers are ready to feel the air on their manes. That's the feeling among vehicle manufacturers, which are launching new models of convertibles at a time when many US consumers are regaining confidence in the economy and have more money to spend on expensive items thanks in part to the huge profits in the stock market.

At the Auto Show in Detroit on Monday opened to the press, Buick, BMW and Alfa Romeo flashy convertible models to try to capitalize on this renewed confidence and industry analysts believe that reach more will show. The industry consultant IHS Automotive predicts that by 2020 there will be 60 different convertible models in the United States, 15 more than last year and the highest figure since 2000, at least.

"The new models drive sales..!" said IHS analyst Stephanie Brinley, whose firm expects sales to rise 63% convertible, the 152 000 400 248 000 passed in 2020 year. Following the recession, sales of convertible sank. Automakers, realizing that it was not socially acceptable to flaunt wealth while others were having financial problems, few new models launched after the crisis.

Six years ago there were 48 models and now there are 45. When a recession forces to reduce development budgets vehicles, convertibles are the first victims, Brinley said. Today, however, with unemployment falling and the stock market and sales of luxury cars rising, automakers are seeking niches sale as convertibles to increase revenue in a competitive market. IHS estimates that sales of convertible grew nearly 9% last year.

"The fear of making consumer flaunt dead," said Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at "Everyone is returning back to Performance mode with attractive. Convertibles represent that." Prices of convertible vary from about $ 20,000 to about $ 850,000 for a Porsche 918 Spyder. The Auto Show opened to the media on Monday and public will be Saturday 17. The auto expo ends on January 25.