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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe adds a 3.5-liter V6 engine

The upgraded SUV uses a larger engine instead of the 2.4-liter, with three equipment versions including Active, Elite and Highlander.

The new engine produces 276 horsepower and 336 Nm of torque. Front-wheel drive system and 8-speed automatic transmission. Customers can still choose the 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine capacity of 197 horsepower and torque of 440 Nm, with 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

The new 3.5 V6 petrol engine has a fuel consumption of 10.6 liters / 100 km and the price is equivalent to the previous 2.4-wheel drive version. In Australia, the starting price is $ 29,100, while the middle and high-end versions are $ 34,500 and $ 38,900.

Santa Fe Active uses 17-inch alloy wheels, heated rearview mirrors, 3.5-inch TFT LCD clock, 7-inch infotainment system screen, Bluetooth connectivity, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and some driver assistance features.

The Elite version uses 18-inch rims, lea…
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Japanese cars are losing sales in Southeast Asia

Toyota, Honda and Nissan received their first regional sales decline in four years, while Korean and Chinese vehicles wanted to gain market share.

The Southeast Asian auto market is on the decline for the first time in four years as the Thai baht has strengthened significantly and the global economy is bleak, which has undermined confidence among automakers and consumers. This is a blow to the Japanese automakers, still enjoying the majority of the pie of production and sales of the region. Despite the recession, competitors from South Korea and China are on a roadmap to gain market share by launching electric cars.

The main theme at Thailand International Motor Expo, opened on November 29 in Bangkok, is that cars can save money on gas. Toyota launched the new small-sized Yaris, equipped with an engine that increases fuel efficiency by about 15%. Prices start at $ 17,806, about the same as its predecessor.

Honda also presented the City sedan, which is fuel efficient and affordable. Ni…

Kode 0 - Lamborghini Aventador of Japan

Kode 0 was created by the Japanese designer from the Aventador prototype with unique ideas.

Kode 0's father was Ken Okuyama, a Japanese automobile designer who spent most of his career at Pininfarina (Italy). At the same time, he is also the person behind the famous cars such as Acura SX, Ferrari 599 GTB, Ferrari Enzo, Maserati Birdcage 75th Concept and 4th generation Chevrolet Camaro.

But in 2006, Ken Okuyama left Pininfarina, and some time later, he started to launch his own car collection called Ken Okuyama Eyes. The first concept car was a two-door K.O 7 Spider and was launched at the 2008 Geneva show.

Kode 0 is a model based on the design of Lamborghini Aventador, while using the "dream ratio" from legendary models such as Lamborghini Countach, Miura and Lancia Stratos Zero. Okuyama used the "one motion" technique to create the lines of Kode 0.

Details such as the finely designed front splitter, LED headlights, triangular exhaust pipes and 21-inch wheels c…

Deliberately crashing two cars parked in the way, the driver had to pay 40,000 USD

The driver pressed the accelerator directly into the car standing in front of the entrance of the alley house in Samut Prakan province, on November 30.

Passakorn Petchlumli, 42, said he lost his temper when he had to wait an hour for someone to leave the car in front of a friend's door.

The video shows the Passakorn pickup coming from a great distance, hitting the rear of a Honda car and shoving it into a pickup truck ahead. At least two sharp thrusts were performed.

"I'm sorry. I didn't control the anger that night," Passakorn said. "I am responsible for the damage caused".

Two "victims", a Honda City and a Chevrolet pickup, were parked on the curb opposite the entrance to Passakorn's friend's house. After making stabs, this man fled.

"Please share," Puy Narin Puttarun, one of two drivers whose car was hit, wrote on Facebook. "The town leader said anyone could park there because it was a common area. I didn't block …

America's middle class increasingly difficult to buy cars

With the average car price of 35,000 USD, while the income is unchanged, the low interest rate also does not drag many people to the dealer.

In the US, car prices in 2019 increased by $ 460 compared to 2018, according to Automotive Lease Guide. While rising prices are not surprisingly large, buying new cars is out of reach for some middle-class families, according to CBS News.

If the average price of a new car is $ 35,000, the average loan for a new car will be $ 32,200 in the second quarter of 2019. The cost of owning a car and truck today is about 38% higher than it was 10 years ago, with the transaction price of some popular SUVs and pickups increasing 60-70% compared to 2009.

If placed on the scale, the other side will be income. Actual average income in 2009 was about 59,000 USD, in 2018 was 62,000 USD. That is, after 10 years, income increased by 5%, while car price increased by 38%.

A family in the US, with four members, is classified as a middle class if the minimum income is …

Genesis GV80 2020 - luxury SUV revealed

Photos of Genesis's first SUV share on many car forums in the land of kimchi, competing BMW X5 and Mercedes GLE.

Genesis's new SUV will be released in his home country on December 19. Pictures of the GV80 appear in the factory.

GV80 features a chrome pentagonal grille, muscular bonnet with ribbed lines, and a light-colored cluster. Tail light clusters with headlight design, prominent rear bumper with large exhaust pipes divided equally on both sides.

The interior uses light beige tones, leather upholstery, digital instrument panel, typical steering wheel, touch screen on the dashboard. Air vents are designed in a slim shape, decorated with metal accents.

Genesis's first SUV has two engines in the US, according to Carscoops. The first is a 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a capacity of 300 horsepower, followed by the optional 3.5-liter V6 engine with a capacity of 375 horsepower, 530 Nm of torque. In addition, customers in other markets add the option of 3.0 I6…

The new Honda PCX 150 costs $ 2,800

The scooter model has a new look, equipped with many technologies, selling 4 color options.

Honda Thailand introduces the new version of PCX 150 with a V-shape accent on the mask. The sides stand out with 3D PCX stamps. Vehicles equipped with LED headlights, LED taillights. The digital dashboard displays full vehicle information. 14-inch alloy wheels with Michelin tires.

Like the current version, the new PCX 150 has a smart lock system. The 28-liter under-storage box can hold a helmet for the whole head. The left front storage box integrates the smartphone charging port.

Vehicles still use 150 cc eSP engine, 4 stroke, electronic fuel injection, integrated Idling Stop technology. Safety equipment with CBS brakes with single disc front and rear drum brakes.

The new Honda PCX 150 comes with 4 color options, priced at $ 2,800. In Vietnam, PCX is not as lucky as its other models. Whereas SH, Air Blade and Vision are at the top of each segment, PCX is slow to sell even in its own segment. H…

VinFast launched many preferential policies in December

Users of Lux car lines receive preferential interest payment support, while old customers will receive vouchers worth the highest 200 million.

VinFast has launched two promotion programs for Lux sedan and SUV, worth hundreds of millions of VND, applied to customers who bought cars before December. Meanwhile, gifts and support levels cost hundreds. million dong applies to customers who have purchased, deposited or started buying new cars from this point.

On December 2, VinFast announced a promotion program for customers who have bought / deposited two Lux SA2.0 and Lux ​​A2.0 cars from January 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019. Accordingly, customers who buy cars from the beginning of this year until the end of November receive vouchers worth from VND 30 million to VND 200 million. Specifically as the table below.

Preferential Vehicle Time Deposit / Purchase
Lux SA2.0 Voucher 50 million VND 1/1 - 30/9
Voucher 100 million VND October 1 - October 6; October 23 - October 27
Voucher 150 million…

These points persuade Vietnamese guests on Toyota Innova and Fortuner

Two high-rise Toyota models are often the top-selling cars in the market thanks to the tendency of Vietnamese people to use high-roar multipurpose cars.

"SUVs are dominating the world market, everywhere," said Felipe Munoz, an analyst at multinational market analysis firm JATO Dynamics. "This is a long-term trend and is spreading rapidly to markets like Brazil, India and Southeast Asia." In Vietnam, the SUV and MPV segment is crowned thanks to its versatility and practicality, Fortuner and Innova are two typical examples.

Since its launch, Fortuner and Innova are the two best-selling models in the market, leading the mid-sized SUV and MPV segment in Vietnam. Fortuner and Innova are two of the five models of the global multi-purpose vehicle project of Toyota Motor Corporation Japan. The purpose of the project is to produce pickup trucks and multi-purpose vehicles of global quality, introduced and sold in 140 countries around the world.

In the past, SUVs were often k…

Drivers must pay more than $ 1,200 to apply dark films to cars

Each vehicle owner pays the US $ 12 service fee per application, then costs an additional US $ 1,200 to get a license.

The Ministry of Transport of Malaysia (JPJ) has collected a total of 279,000 USD registration fee for auto glazing with the maximum level allowed. Registrants all give reasons related to safety and health.

Previously, the Malaysian government had specified the opacity of glazing materials. Specifically, the windshield and window glass of the driver and auxiliary driver must have a light penetration (VLT) of 70% and 50%, and the rear glass and rear window glass have a VLT level of at least 30%.

But there have been changes to meet the requirements of the people. Automobile users in Malaysia want to attach dark-colored film to prevent sunlight from entering the cabin, affecting car interior as well as human health.

As of May 8, the new law allows individual vehicle owners to attach a rear-view mirror and window glass, which can be completely black. Rules remain the same …

The new generation Yamaha Nmax 155 presents Southeast Asia

The global version of the scooter model changes design, adds technology, and sells two versions.

Compared to the old generation, Nmax 155 2020 redesigned and sharpened. LED headlights upgraded to LED HID, the windshield is more curved than before. Turn signals lighten the style and place lower. New split LED taillights, similar to the elder XMax 250.

Vehicles equipped with driver assistance technologies such as Start / Stop, SMG (Smart Motor Generator), additional traction control system TCS (Traction Control System). Keyless smart lock system, front drawers integrated mobile device charging socket. New digital dashboard Two-channel ABS brakes. After sports shock absorbers with external oil tank upgrade.

In the new generation Nmax, the Japanese automaker introduces Y-Connect (Yamaha Motorcycle Connect) technology via optional bluetooth protocol to the dashboard. This app allows notifications about calls and messages, location, maintenance schedules, fuel consumption.

The engine on the…

Mercedes V250 Luxury is priced at 2.58 billion

The seven-seat family car is spacious, uses a 2-liter gasoline engine, produces 211 horsepower and a 7-speed automatic transmission.

The luxury MPV model is refined to the design and adds functionality. The front of the car is more youthful thanks to the expanded and seamless grille. Smart Full-LED headlights, new wheels 17inch size with five double spoke dual color paint contrast.

Inside, the car uses materials such as leather, wood and aluminum alloy. It has seven large seats and the ability to flexibly fold the seat, creating optimal space. Power driver and front passenger seats have integrated three-position memory. Meanwhile, the second row with two independent seats, integrated armrests. The third row of seats with three seats, the rightmost seat can be folded, helping passengers move in and out. Three-zone automatic climate control, with air vents in all three rows of seats. The second row of seats with two independent seats can be rotated 180 degrees.

Interior lights can chang…

Anxiety 'half-hearted incentives' Vietnamese auto industry

Car assembly companies are concerned because imported cars enjoy a 0% tax rate, but assembled cars do not have the same incentives.

At the end of November, VinFast proved that it had to compensate for losses by providing a detailed price list. Accordingly, each Lux A has a loss of VND 267 million, VND 153 million with Lux SA and 61 million with Fadil. This loss has not included "three no" - no depreciation, no financial costs and no interest. For the company to be profitable, the price of the car must increase by 300-400 million.

At the Supporting Industry Forum 2019, representatives of Thaco and Truong Hai expressed their concern that the price of cars in Vietnam is higher than other countries, because the import prices of components are still quite high. Both big companies want the Government to support domestic production and assembly vehicles in the context of imported cars enjoying 0% tax rate from 2018.

A senior executive of Hyundai Thanh Cong (now renamed TC Motor) on…

Toyota brings 'Journey of Europe' to Vietnam

The project "Journey to Europe with Toyota" in Vietnam from Da Nang to Hanoi ended on November 29 with many positive results.

"Journey of 5 continents with Toyota" was first organized in Australia in 2014. In this project, members of the test crew test cars under different conditions on 5 continents. On the Asia itinerary of 2019, the event begins in September and ends in November in 8 countries of India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. In 2020, the event will end in Japan - where the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place.

In Vietnam, the project has the presence of 8 models including: Hilux, Innova, Fortuner, Yaris, Corolla Altis, Camry, Rush and Vios and 30 members from Toyota Japan Corporation (TMC) and Toyota Vietnam. Male (TMV).

From November 25 to November 29, the journey passed through the provinces and cities starting from Da Nang to Hue and Dong Hoi with a coastal road in Vietnam before coming t…

Cao Vietnam won the Thailand Talent Cup

The first international racing season of Honda Racing Vietnam ended with the Thailand Talent Cup 2019 championship at Chang International racetrack, Buriam, Thailand.

Over the weekend, the last leg of the 2019 ARRC and TTC 2019 took place at Chang International racetrack, Buriram - Thailand. In this final stage, Honda Racing Vietnam continues to be the only representative from Vietnam to attend both tournaments. At the ARRC tournament, Honda Racing Vietnam participated in the UB150 category with Nguyen Duc Thanh and Nguyen Anh Tuan, in the AP250 category, which continued to be the "Crazy guy" Cao Vietnam. Besides, Cao Vietnam also participated in the TTC tournament in the framework of this last leg.

Race 1: Cao Viet has achieved good results

The first day of competition started with UB150, Nguyen Duc Thanh (No. 193) and Nguyen Anh Tuan (No. 178) representing Honda Racing Vietnam. Starting at 31/31, Nguyen Duc Thanh has tried his best to finish at 20/31. Nguyen Anh Tuan, an i…