Table of contents:
- Aston Martin V12 Speedster
- Audi Q8 TFSI e
- Bentley Bacalar
- BMW M3 and M4
- Citroen c4
- Cupra formentor
- Ford Kuga PHEV
- Ford Puma ST
- Jaguar F-Pace
- Jaguar xf
- Kia Sorento PHEV
- Nissan micra
- Opel insignia
- Volkswagen Arteon eHybrid
- Volkswagen Golf R and Tiguan R
- Volkswagen ID.4
- 5 new Audi products for Russia
- Bentley Bentayga Speed
- Chery Tiggo 8 Pro
- Chevrolet Tracker
- Hyundai elantra
- Hyundai santa fe
- Land rover defender 90
- Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
February 2021 turned out to be a surprisingly rich month for new items. This is probably due to the widespread cancellation of car dealerships, while manufacturers have predetermined a timetable for their cars to enter the market. Some of the models presented below will arrive in Russia in February. Others are for the European and American markets only.
Aston Martin V12 Speedster
Ultra-exclusive hypercar, which will be released in the amount of 88 copies. The prices for this model in recalculation will amount to about 77 million rubles. Complete with the new Aston Martin will offer a 5, 2-liter twin-turbo engine producing up to 700 hp. power.
Audi Q8 TFSI e
The German crossover Audi Q8 is equipped with a 6-cylinder turbocharged engine, which in combination with an electric motor produces up to 456 hp. power. This model will be released in two modifications at a price of 7.4 million rubles. The Audi Q8 stands out for its programmable transmission, which can automatically adapt to the driving characteristics, and the equipment that selects the optimal route to follow.
The Bentley Bacalar is a unique open-top sedan for the British brand that returns to the market for the second time. The previous version of the model was sold in the amount of 88 copies. The new Bacalar is 10 times more expensive than the Continental GT sedan and is equipped with a 650-horsepower W12 biturbo engine. One of the features of this model is that its front panel is finished with panels of 5000-year-old wood.
BMW M3 and M4
Two controversial new items from the Bavarian brand enter the European market in February 2021. Both cars are equipped with four-wheel drive and a biturbo engine, which in the Competition version produces up to 503 hp. power. With such a unit, the BMW M3 gains the first 100 km / h in just 3, 9 seconds.
The compact hatchback Citroen C4 has recently turned into a small SUV. The car is based on a redesigned EMP2 platform, which made it possible to immediately transfer it to electric motors.
Another novelty in February, designed for the European market. The sports crossover of the Spanish company Cupra, a sub-brand of Seat, will be released first with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine producing up to 148 hp. power. Prices for the new product start at 2, 8 million rubles. By default, the Formentor is equipped with 19-inch wheels, three-zone climate and LED optics.
Ford Kuga PHEV
The hybrid Ford Kuga has become more economical after the update. At the heart of the powertrain, which has received the crossover, is a 2.5-liter engine, which is combined with a 1.1-kilowatt battery. This battery provides an electric range of 50 kilometers.
Ford Puma ST
Ford's second new addition to the European market, the Puma ST, differs from its standard version with a streamlined sports body and redesigned suspension. The latter promises improved roadholding.
Jaguar F-Pace underwent a planned facelift, after which the crossover lost its interior plastic, which was quickly covered with scratches. At the same time, the manufacturer updated the list of onboard equipment and added power to the supercharged engine, which is offered together with the "charged" version of the SVR. In addition, the engineers redesigned the suspension, saying the F-Pace now delivers better dynamic performance.
The updated Jaguar XF received higher quality interior materials. The manufacturer removed some of the units from the sedan's engine range, but added several electrified engines.
Kia Sorento PHEV
Almost a year after the official debut, the hybrid Kia Sorento enters the European market. The characteristics of the new crossover have not yet been disclosed. But Kia assured that the Sorento is equipped with the best hybrid setup in the class, and the built-in battery practically does not hide the space in the cabin.
After modernization, the Nissan Micra retained only a liter turbo engine, which provides relatively good dynamic performance (9.9 seconds to 100 km / h), but consumes a little more fuel than the outgoing turbodiesel.
Direct competitor of VW Passat - Opel Insignia, after modernization, acquired several new gasoline and diesel engines, including a 227-horsepower turbo unit. Included with the sedan, in some versions, a plug-in all-wheel drive with a traction vector control system is offered.
Volkswagen Arteon eHybrid
Arteon, not very popular in Russia, will enter the European market in February in fastback and Shooting Brake bodies. In both cases, the German model is equipped with a hybrid installation, which allows driving about 55 kilometers on electric traction.
Volkswagen Golf R and Tiguan R
These two "charged" novelties have been waiting for a long time. And if the Golf R with a 316-horsepower turbo engine was predictable, then the news about the appearance of the Tiguan R came out of the blue. The German crossover in this performance accelerates to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds due to the turbo engine with the same 316 hp. Also, the Tiguan R is equipped with a dynamic chassis control system.
The German model has been available for pre-order for a long time. But from February, shipping of its commercial samples for European buyers will begin. The car comes with one or two electric motors and a 77-kilowatt battery.
5 new Audi products for Russia
Audi will bring 5 new cars to Russia at once, 4 of which represent the line of “charged models: RS4 Avant, RS5 Coupe, RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback. These vehicles are characterized by lowered suspension and excellent dynamic performance. In particular, the latter gains 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds. In addition to the "charged" models, the Audi e-tron Sportback will arrive in Russia. This family electric crossover is equipped by default with two motors with a combined output of 313 hp. In more expensive versions, their power rises to 360 hp. and air suspension appears.
Bentley Bentayga Speed
The updated Bentayga received a more powerful engine that develops up to 635 hp. Together with such a unit, the British SUV accelerates to 306 km / h. As part of the modernization, the interior layout was revised, and the front seats and steering wheel were replaced.
Chery Tiggo 8 Pro
This 7-seater crossover is due to arrive in Russia in February 2021. However, it is possible that the Tiggo 8 Pro will appear later. The car is equipped with a 170-horsepower 2-liter engine, an electric sunroof, an audio system with eight speakers and other equipment.
Chevrolet is bringing cheap crossovers back to Russia. The Tracker model, according to preliminary data, will cost 1.2 million rubles. Included with the crossover are a 1.8-liter "aspirated" and a 1.4-liter turbo engine, both producing 140 hp. power.
In February, the updated Elantra will enter the Russian market, in which the body has been deeply reworked, but the same set of power units with a volume of 1, 6 and 2 liters has been retained. At the same time, the sedan was equipped with a new system that recognizes the presence of passengers in the second row.
Hyundai santa fe
The restyled version of Santa Fe differs from its predecessor with a new head optics, which have reworked graphics, and an enlarged radiator grille. Minor changes in the type of abandonment of the gearshift lever occurred in the cabin.
Land rover defender 90
A few months after the release of the standard modification, a shortened version of the Land Rover Defender 90 should arrive in Russia. The differences between these versions of the SUV are that the latter is produced in a three-door body. Accordingly, the Defender 90 is cheaper than the 110th.
The new generation of the German flagship will be supplied to Russia in limited quantities and only in expensive configurations. The type of engines with which the S-Class will arrive in our country has not yet been determined.