Tesla reported results for the fourth quarter and for the whole 2018. For the first time in the history of the company, two quarters of a year came a profit: the last three months of the year brought 139.4 million net profit compared to 311.5 million dollars in the third quarter. However, by the end of the year, the company is losing nearly a billion dollars: $ 976 million. However, it is about twice as good as two billion losses in 2017. Ilons Musks, with his characteristic optimism, says that Tesla will be profitable in every quarter.
German rally driver Walter Röhrl Introduced by the International Motor Sports Federation (FIA) Symbolic Hall of Fame: The ceremony took place in Paris on January 30. In the Hall of Fame, 71-year-old Rohs became the first rally driver and the first racing champion to deserve the world title, not Formula One. He has four victories in the Monte Carlo rally and the first two in the World Rally Championship final tournament. Since 1993, Walter Röhl has been the Ambassador of the Porsche brand.
Scottish Falkirk Company Camper Scotland has prepared a off-road camper based on minivan Mitsubishi Delica D: 5 For the Japanese market, the left-hand traffic advantage of both countries prevents expensive steering transitions. Despite this, Scott delivered Delica with a raised suspension, differential locks, a lifting roof that forms a double bed, a stove and a solar cell. The camper price is 28,000 pounds, about one and a half times cheaper than a similar Volkswagen California model. The first public car show will take place on February 7 at the Glasgow Auto Show.
German rental companies Hertz The 120 SUVs came Jeep Wrangler Unlimited by Sahara. All cars are equipped with a 200-strong turbo engine and gearbox transmission. Last year, 2300 new generation rebellions were sold in Germany, which is 90% more than the result of 2017.
A sedan will be presented at the Chicago Motor Show during the week Subaru heritage The new generation. The American office of the company approved the debut date and published the first teasers. The exterior picture does not mean anything from the usual, but the interior image is intriguing: the sedan will have a vertical tablet with a la Volvo. Details – soon!
Chinese cheap sedanchik Kia Pegas, based on the previous generation of Rio, is developing new markets. In the autumn, the cars began to be delivered to Egypt, and now the model has made its debut in the Philippines Kia's gagged. The 1.4-engine sedan (95 hp) has simple equipment and costs from 12 thousand dollars, although in China, the base Pegas is estimated at $ 7,500.
Iran presents its first electric car with its design: a sedan Saipa Saina EV Made of standard four-door Saina 4.2 m long, equipped with 90 HP electric motor and 28 kW ∙ h traction battery located under the rear sofa. The specified mileage is 200 km per charge, charging from the home network takes four hours, the maximum speed is 130 km / h, acceleration to "hundreds" takes about 12-13 seconds. Although it is only an experimental model, mass production is not planned.
And in Germany, celebrating the 40th anniversary Volkswagen Golf Convertible. Production of the first generation of open golf began on 14 February 1979 in Karmann, Lower Saxony, Osnabrück, although the first prototypes (pictured) appeared three years ago. At the anniversary celebration, Volkswagen has produced a memorial exhibition that visitors can see at the Bremen Motor Show on February 1. By the way, there is no Golf Cabriolet in the company's current range: production ceased in 2016.
Today we also talked about the Chevrolet Corvette Final Edition coupe, the future Volkswagen electric buggy, the launch of the Toyota Corolla sedan in Europe and Russia, as well as the modernized Mercedes-Benz V class vans.