10 top automotive novelties 2015
So far, the Russian car market is in crisis, the world is growing. During 10 months of 2014 machines worldwide sales rose 3%. It is projected that growth will continue next year: the US and Europe, it will be due to lower oil prices in China and South-East Asia - unsaturated market and increasing the population's welfare. Against this backdrop, stand, South America and Russia, where demand for cars has been steadily decreasing. To spur sales, manufacturers are actively bring to the market new models.
Forbes chose 10 of the most significant innovations that will be on sale in 2015 - from the traditional luxury sedans to crossovers and small SUVs.
Ford Mondeo sold in Russia for a long time, but in the spring of 2015 will go to dealers sedan last - fifth - generation. And if the Europeans will have a choice between a hatchback, wagon and sedan, the Russians will let Ford sedan only. The car, for several years now available in the US under the name of the Fusion, will be assembled at the plant in Vsevolozhsk. It will cost between 800 and 000 rubles. The output should improve Mondeo Ford deplorable situation in the Russian market: sales of US brands are falling for the second year in a row. Novelty can help, if the large companies will buy Mondeo in corporate parks - in this segment sedans D-class with top-end configuration are especially in demand. The choice customers will receive 2, 5-liter engine of Ford Kuga or turbocharged EcoBoost unit working volume of 2 liters and a power of 203 to 240 horsepower.
The new compact crossover HR-V will be built on the basis of Jazz compact van. In recent years, the segment of small crossovers in Russia is growing most rapidly, so the success of the HR-V Japanese do not doubt. New products will compete with the Ford EcoSport, Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008 and Opel Mokka. In Japan, the HR-V is already sold under the brand Vezel, at the current rate it will cost about 930 000 rubles. Russian prices Honda has not yet announced. Together with crossover will go on sale and the larger Jazz, also known as Fit - its length will increase to four meters, and the trunk volume of 400 liters.
The official Subaru positions Outback as "wagon-road", but in fact the car can be called "poluvnedorozhnikom": ground clearance of 22 cm, the tracking function for dead zones and EyeSight system which avoids jerks when driving reverse gear as much as possible Outback brings the most passable crossover competitors. Pleasant bonus will change the height of the driver and modified landing angle of the windshield, thereby improving visibility. In the United States wagon is offered with a gasoline engine with 177 horsepower and 260 - some of them fall on the Russian vesriya Subaru, is unclear. The price is also not yet announced: in America over the last generation Outback asking for a little less than 1 million rubles, while in Russia the previous version costs almost 1, 5 million rubles.
Volvo XC90 previous generation lasted on the assembly line a record 12 years. In 2015, the sale will be a new crossover with the same name. The seven-seater car will be more expensive than its predecessor by almost a million: is the budget version of the XC90 with a diesel engine will cost 2, 83 million rubles, petrol crossovers capacity from 254 to 320 horsepower will be more expensive than 3 million rubles, and hybrid versions price with a 40-kilometer-long power reserve electricity cost in full 4 million rubles. In the last Volvo cabin it worked out very carefully, and passenger protection and pedestrian came from somewhere in the next decade. It seems that Volvo buyers rely on pragmatic: instead of having to change the car every two years, the Swedes offer a time to spend on the XC90 to ride it really long.
Land Rover Discovery Sport
The good news for fans of heavy off-road vehicles: in 2015 will go on sale Discovery Sport. Order novelty could be from the end of September, but to get the car in reality, customers will be able not earlier 2015 th. The most affordable modification SUV with 150-horsepower diesel engine cylinder capacity of 2, 2 liters will cost 1.95 million rubles - for more luxurious packaging HSE with the same engine already have to pay 2,179,000 rubles. With full equipment and gasoline engine producing 240 horsepower price Land Rover will be over two and a half million.
The Discovery Sport a lot of new "chips" - from washers in place of the usual gear lever to the sensors in the side mirrors, which determine the depth of the ford and warn the driver if he got too deep. For a surcharge of 4, 5-meter-long Land Rover can install a third row of seats, and the engine and suspension are able to adapt to any terrain: the default Discovery Sport mode can be selected for asphalt, mud, sand or snow. In the basic version provides all-wheel drive - though Land Rover say that in the future SUV will be available with the drive only the front wheels.
Jaguar XE - a long-awaited sedan surrounded by crossovers and SUVs. The smallest model of the British manufacturer has received an overall length of 4 to 7 meters. The companies intend to produce about 100,000 sedans per year, and called their rivals the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. To judge the prospects of Russian is still too early: for this purpose the manufacturer must declare the ruble prices, about which there can be anyone's guess. XE Estimated cost in the base may be in the range from 1, 5 to 1, 6 million rubles - a little more expensive than the competition. Little Jaguar have the lowest drag coefficient in the history of the brand, a brand new chassis design with an aluminum monocoque and cruise control with the pathetic name All Surface Progress Control. Motors are available for XE, give 180 to 340 horsepower - the most powerful version of the set to modify S, which is able to accelerate to 100 km / h in 5, 1 second. In the future, in the box will add a complete V8 engine that will bring the power of the English sedan to 500 horsepower.
After the competitors in the segment of small crossovers Mazda comes with a compact model CX-3 - smaller than the CX-5, and a "non-road" than the Mazda3. Spring novelty will see the Japanese, the Russian premiere date has not been announced. compact crossover may cost from 800 to 900 000 - the exact price is currently unknown. In addition to all-wheel drive CX-3 will be available in front-wheel drive configuration, and the base engine for Europe will be 1, 5-liter diesel engine capacity of 105 horsepower.
In Russia may also come Mazda2 - model, which became the prototype for the CX-3, insanely popular in Thailand, Australia and China. In late 2014, the Japanese company released a "two" next-generation hatchback and sedan and announced the geographic expansion of its sales - however, country-specific Mazda did not specify.
The interpenetration of cars of different classes led to the Infiniti Q30: if you want this car can be called a hatchback, crossover or coupe - so unusual body of the model. Production of the car will establish the plant in Sunderland, UK: a year is planned to produce 50 to 60 000 vehicles. Price has not yet made public, but there are rumors about the amount of 1, 5 million rubles. Commissioned by Infiniti engineers have designed the car Mercedes-Benz, and in construction aggregates used by Mercedes in partnership with Renault-Nissan. Infiniti's smallest competitors to become the first BMW Series, Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-class.
To 2015 m to the segment of small crossover will join the legendary Jeep. However, against the background of konkurentov- "SUV" Renegade looks real all-terrain vehicle. In addition to the standard version of the Renegade will be available in Trailhawk modification in which a car with a 21-centimeter clearance can stop off at a 30-degree slopes and even get under way with the second transmission - the first left for severe off-road. Jeep Renegade is built on a platform of Italian Fiat 500. Russian prices, likely will start with 1 million rubles - for the most modest version with 1, 4-liter engine and front wheel drive. How much will it cost a maximum version with all-wheel drive, nine-gearbox and a two-liter diesel engine is not yet known.
At the beginning of 2015 will go on sale the next generation of the best-selling X-Trail. The main difference between the new crossover from the old - is, of course, the third row of seats. Nissan also emphasizes the abundance of electronic assistants that will help redistribute the torque between the wheels at the corners, pull up the hill, and even recognize traffic signs, information on which will go instantly to the display of the onboard computer. The machine can be enjoyed a panoramic roof, LED lights and electric tailgate.
It is expected that due to the localization of production at the plant in St. Petersburg, the price of the crossover will be able to keep within the 1, 1 million rubles. However, for a comparable amount to buy X-Trail predudyschego generation in high integration, and for the seven-seater version of the new items manufacturer explicitly asks for more.