Over the course of more than 80 years of history, Porsche has now become one of the most successful luxury car manufacturers in Europe, with a range of quality products. The first Porsche sports electric car named Taycan will be sold by the end of 2019. The four-door electric car with Porsche’s sporty appearance was first released to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015 called Mission E.

Now this model will be officially named Taycan. According to Porsche, this name is derived from Turkey, which means “active young horse” similar to the logo of the automaker.

Thanks to two sets of electric motors that produce more than 600 horsepower, Taycan can accelerate to 96km / h in less than 3.5 seconds. If other electric cars can’t speed up many times because the battery is too hot, then Taycan, Porsche promises continuous acceleration is possible. The maximum speed that the car can reach up to 250km / h.

Porsche also added that, with just one full charge, Taycan could travel about 480 km. With 15 minutes of fast charging, the distance that Taycan can travel is 385km.

Porsche is now working with several partners to build 500 fast charging stations on national highways throughout the United States. In addition, Porsche also collaborated with other automobile manufacturers, including BMW and Ford, to build more charging points across Europe.

Porsche executives say that following Taycan, there will be many other electric cars in the future. Porsche now plans to invest $ 7 billion from now until 2022 for electric cars, doubling its original investment. Taycan sports electric car will be sold at the end of 2019, with the expected price of 80,000 USD to 90,000 USD.

No stranger to the name Porsche in the automobile manufacturing market full of different old brand names. After being officially launched in 1930, this car company has gradually built up its name, as well as its position in the market. Through many ups and downs Porsche has become a monument of luxury sports cars.

Along with the development of self-driving technology, interior design also races to timely adapt to future car features.  In the near future, self-driving cars or even BMW’s regular luxury cars will use the BMW HoloActive touch system. This is a pioneering system in the automotive industry that allows users to control the entire dashboard with gestures. Physical operations are removed to make room for 3-dimensional display. In other words, BMW customers will be lost in today’s science fiction movies.

The challenge for BMW lies in customer adaptation. Because at the launch of CES 2017, the car company to Germany expects to bring BMW HoloActive touch into mass production in the next 3-4 years. This system also distracts users so it is recommended to go with self-driving cars instead of regular cars.

One of the outstanding interior designs to adapt to this technology is the auto-retractable steering wheel when the car is self-driving. When the vehicle is set to self-driving mode, the steering wheel will automatically disappear to increase space for users.

The challenge of this interior design is how long will it take for users to be able to control the vehicle again? In case of self-driving system malfunction, users will have to immediately control the vehicle with manual mode. But then, the steering wheel will not be able to immediately return to the original position.

In the next 10 years, OLED displays will become popular in automotive interiors. With a great advantage of thinness as well as fuel economy, OLED will be installed anywhere in the cabin compartment to serve the entertainment needs of people in the car.

The challenge of OLED is the high cost and low life expectancy. But engineers confirmed the durability of OLED screens has improved. However, the improvement is proportional to the selling price. Once the car can drive completely, the need to communicate between the front row and rear row passengers will increase. That is the opportunity for the chair designs to rotate 180 degrees in the next 5 years. Even many car manufacturers pioneered a small table in the middle of two rows of seats to serve this conversation.

In Malaysia, Ford has officially introduced a new generation F150 super-load car model assembled in the country. This model will be equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine with 10-speed automatic transmission along with the reverse steering wheel and is selling 4.4 billion.

The Ford F-150 Raptor is assembled in Malaysia, is also called the Sutton Monster Raptor. Compared to the previous version, the super-load “Sutton Monster Raptor” only slightly tweaked its appearance and still uses the F-150 Raptor platform.

The exterior of the F150 Raptor has a stout and strong American look with the Sutton Rex Revolver grille along with a bright LED roof light, LED positioning on the grille, turn signal on the rearview mirror large plate, cargo tray plate, carbon Sutton pieces for the rear end, and 6 spoke wheel wheels. These details give off a strong off-road feel.

Entering the Cabin cabin, the details are neatly arranged in a practical way of a pickup, in the middle of the dashboard is an 8-inch entertainment screen using a modern Sync 3 system. In addition, there are comfortable technologies such as 10-way electric seats with heating, cooling and memory positions, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and panoramic sunroof.

The Ford F150 Raptor uses a twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 Ecoboost petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 450 hp and 691Nm of maximum torque, comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system. In addition, Ford also gives customers more options with the Monster Intercooler package that can push maximum capacity to 520 hp and maximum torque of 827 Nm.

Safety equipment of the Ford F150 Raptor is also fully equipped such as blind spot warning system, cross-vehicle alert, open by lock code, 360-degree camera. The Ford F-150 Raptor in Malaysia market costs RM788,000, equivalent to VND4.4 billion. In the near future, this model will be exported to Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam.

The Qualcomm brand has invested heavily in the automotive industry. Not only investing in the inventor of advanced wireless technology and mobile connectivity, Qualcomm also wants to move to the automotive industry and redefine the completely connected car experience. At the FIA ​​Formula E racing in China, Qualcomm has applied Qualcomm Halo wireless charging technology, to charge between uses for two BMW i8 Formula E safety cars and two BMW i3 for medical tasks. and support. All four vehicles have been modified to meet IFA’s technical and safety requirements, and are equipped with Halo, which allowsQualcomm  charging without cables.

Formula E CEO, Alejandro Agag said: “We are pleased to announce this partnership with BMW, one of the leading pioneering automobile manufacturers. The BMW i8 and i3 are excellent models in terms of both features and breakthrough design, and along with Qualcomm wireless charging technology, these models can be deployed quickly, without removing the cord, ensuring Time off the fastest track.

Qualcomm also expects to see Qualcomm Halo wireless charging technology dismiss the concerns of many electric vehicle owners. If we can do so, the demand for electric cars will increase, the automobile industry and manufacturers will be encouraged to promote development as well as improve the design of electric vehicles, and we will contribute better to preserving the earth’s environment.

Besides charging technology, Qualcomm is changing other areas of the automotive industry with wireless technology innovations. A number of people do not realize that Qualcomm and its subsidiaries have improved automotive communication technology for more than 25 years, starting with OmniTRACS in 1988. Currently, Qualcomm gets partners in The automotive industry is judged to be a trusted advisor when it comes to creating a whole new landscape for safety and security, fully connected infotainment systems, convenience and personalization, energy and environment.

Nowadays, the Internet has been an integral part of modern life. The idea of ​​putting it in a car has been around for a few years. A car is more than just a travel tool, it must satisfy other entertainment and information needs. We are talking about a car with perfect Internet access devices, help you quickly browse the area map, listen to the radio over the Internet, watch movies online, go to Facebook, Twitter and dozens of other useful applications.

For automobile manufacturers, their goal is to produce car models that can connect with friends, music, information via the monitor screen. And they have realized the need to start providing that standard since research shows that young people in the market are not attracted to contemporary models like those who went before.

We are entering the era of connected cars, they are considered as smart phones rolling on the road, easily access Facebook and Twitter and mobile applications, such as Pandora and Yelp. Any questions about when this will become reality are answered a few weeks before Honda announced that starting this fall, a system called HondaLink will be offered in the Honda Accords. It will allow the driver to enter Internet radio, download audio books, view the ratings of nearby restaurants and go to Facebook.

With HondaLink, or with similar systems on other models, your smart car will get information from the website into the dashboard’s display screen. But when does everything on the screen become too much? Yes, it depends on your age. While three of the four car owners in a new Harris vote answered that connecting in a car is too distracting. When asked about the attractiveness of connected cars, the results are divided by generation.

 

In the cramped context of big cities today, when parking cars in narrow positions, drivers have to turn a lot. For some inexperienced drivers, it can cause cars congestion together, even collisions with cars parked next to them, causing damage. Today, this has been further improved by auto parking assist technology.

The auto parking back-up technology is designed to make driving easier and increase the value of modernity and utility of the car. The operating principle of this technology takes place as follows: when the driver starts activating the automatic parking function, the central electronic computer will gain control of the steering wheel.

Through distance measuring sensors, the car will automatically move to the appropriate position. The central computer will determine the steering wheel rotation angle to control the vehicle back into the parking spot. This automated system also helps to avoid colliding with surrounding vehicles.

There are many automated parking technologies. There are cars that use signal transceiver sensors mounted around the body. The others use cameras mounted in the front and rear of the car or radio radar technology to receive feedback signals, identify location of obstructions, …

Whatever technology is used, the final results are the same. The central computer will determine the position of parked cars, the size of the space and the distance to the curb to control the vehicle back to the parking spot for it. If only parking assistance was previously available in a space between a row of cars parked parallel to the curb, now it is possible to park on the voids that are not parallel to the curb.

It’s like cross-frames in a parking lot, then backing up in a position perpendicular to the curb, when there are 2 cars parked on either side. Not only will the vehicle be perpendicular to the tail, but it will also drive the whole vehicle into a position that is perpendicular to the roadside.

Maserati Levante cars are sold poorly ,more than 3,000 workers in Italy may lose jobs. With sales of Maserati Levante company in decline, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said it would have to temporarily lay off 3245 workers in early 2019.

Levante is the first automobile manufacturer in the history of more than 100 years of the brand bearing the trident symbol. The sedan and sports coupe are considered maserati, but the new modern car is a fertile segment, picking up money for car manufacturers in recent years. Therefore, the appearance of Levante is a necessary piece for Maserati.

The union of this automobile group was informed about that new decision recently. According to a report by Autonews, this decision will take effect on January 1, 2019, when 2445 employees will have to cease work, followed by another 800 people quitting before March 4.

The other information also shows that the layoffs for the factory in Italy will continue until the end of 2019. The laid-off workers will still receive wages but that is lower than when they are still is the worker of that factory. This money is funded by the Italian government and the FCA.

Other workers will also participate in training courses on electric and hybrid drive systems, because the Mirafiori plant is ready for EV production by 2020 and the new Fiat 500e will be assembled on site. With around 5,000 employees, the Mirafiori facility is Fiat’s oldest factory in Italy and has not benefited much from the global recession in 2018 and 2019.

This is where The Punto, Panda first generation and Alfa Romeo MiTo ever assembled, but the only car currently assembled here is the Maserati Levante automobiles. Maserati’s first SUV sales fell 24 percent in the first 10 months of Europe to 3777 units, while sales in the United States fell 14 percent to 4205 units.

Now, Maserati GranCabrio 2018 sports car is probably the most sought after car in Vietnam. Maserati that’s is the new car model has been introduced to the market of Vietnam GranCabrio sports cars. It is based on the design style of Pininfarina. Pininfarina who is a well-known designer associated with more than 70 percent of Ferrari products that also include the model of F12 Berlinetta.

At this new version in 2018, Bi-Xenon headlamps are incorporated LED daytime running lights and redesigned bezel details. The advantage of this improvement is that it reduces the GranCabrio’s 0.37 Cd, 0.33 Cd. That increases the vehicle’s flexibility and stability and improves fuel economy.

If someone owns Maserati GranCabrio, owners can personalize their styles with a lot of selection of exterior colors. There are 16 colors and 14 options for the 20-inch wheels, plus a choice of 9 colors for the brake clutch. The grille of the Maserati GranCabrio is wider. It is re-designed in an angular direction. The two-way inlet is eliminated the curve, so harmonizing style with front grille.

The interior of this car is completely hand-made. The head restraints are embroidered with embossed logo or hand embroidered with contrasting highlights. Particularly with this GranCabrio, Maserati has combined with Poltrona Frau that’s the world famous leather brand over 100 years to equip this exclusive leather car.

The GranTouring engine was assembled from Ferrari’s Maranello factory. It is a V8 with a 90 degree angle. It gives a maximum output of 460 horsepower and 520 Nm of torque. This power combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission ZF provides a smooth and fast acceleration of 100 km / h in just 4.9 seconds. This was supposed to hit the maximum mark of a maximum of 288 km / h for GrandCabrio Sport and 291 km / h for GranCabrio MC.

Ettore Bugatti was the founder of the French car manufacturer and started production in early 1909 in Molsheim, Alsace which used to be a German city. His car designs were art-like and beautiful, and he had one son by the name of Jean Bugatti. He also jumped into the business at a young age and helped his father to construct sensational racing cars that assisted them in earning several wins in racing.

Jean Bugatti, unfortunately, died at the age of 30 and his father continued running the business until 1947. In 1960, part of the business was sold to a company that constructed airplane parts, and in 1990 an Italian entrepreneur decided to jump-start the business again to produce exclusive sports cars. The Bugatti company is now owned by Volkswagen, and it continues to produce high-performance and luxurious sports cars. Let’s take a look at some of the most iconic Bugatti’s since the company came into existence.

1. Bugatti EB 110

This is a Bugatti with a unique Italian twist. The car was constructed with carbon fibre and aluminium and featured a 6-speed manual gearbox that could effortlessly shift gears under high stress. It also came equipped with coil springs and double wish suspension along with a 3.5-litre quad-turbo V12 engine. It managed to produce 524bhp at around 8,000 rpm.

2. Bugatti Type 251

After World War II and the death of Jean and Ettore Bugatti, the car manufacturer attempted to rejuvenate the business by building the Type 251. It featured a 2.5 litre straight eight engine that was mounted transversely directly behind the driver. It featured an oversquare engine with a 68.5 stroke and a 76mm bore. In 1956, it entered the French Grand Prix but retired after 18 laps as it wasn’t a very competitive car at all.

3. Bugatti Type 101 C Antem Coupe

This was an amazing small car that looked every bit Bugatti from the rear to the front. The car was constructed in 1951 and went into production in 1956. The engine produces 135hp and was built after World War II to revive the company. It also featured a manual 5-speed gearbox and was rear wheel drive.

4. Bugatti Veyron

This is undoubtedly the most intense production car in the world that can be driven on the road. It is also the fastest car to 60km/h and is considered a technical achievement for the car company. It produces over 1,000hp through two V8 engines and comes equipped with ten radiators to handle everything from the engine cooling system to the AC. The top speed of the Bugatti Veyron is 253mph, and it can maintain that speed for 12 minutes before it runs out of fuel.

5. The Bugatti Royale

Also known as Type 41, the car went into production from 1927 to 1933. It is a huge, luxury vehicle that was initially intended to be sold to royalty. Unfortunately, royalty didn’t buy expensive cars, and therefore only six were ever made where a total of 3 were successfully sold. It featured a 12-litre engine and weighed a whopping 750 lbs.

The origins of Audi’s name stems from the Latin translation of August Horch’s last name. “Horch” translates to “listen” in German and in Latin it means Audi. The four rings found within the Audi logo represent the four automobile companies that merged together to create its predecessor company known as Auto Union. There’s no denying that Audi develops some of the most extraordinary engines across the globe. With that in mind, we decided to compile a list of the best Audi vehicles of all time.

1. Aui Quattro: 1980 – 1991

Quattro means four in Italian, and it’s the name that was given to the first production car from Audi that featured AWD. This was also the first AWD car that featured a turbo engine. This car dominated the Rally circuits and managed to win a total of 8 World Rally Championships thanks to its turbocharged engine and AWD system.

2. Audi R8: 2006 – Present

Our list will not be complete without mentioning the R8. The polarising looks and the advanced aluminium frame on Audi’s R8 has made it one of the most sought-after sports vehicles on the market today. The R8 name was taken from the R8 LMP prototype and is based on the platform of Lamborghini’s Gallardo. The R8 is considered one of the best handling cars in the world and also the most beautiful.

3. DKW Monza: 1956

Utilising an ultra-lightweight body made from plastic along with an Auto Union chassis, the DKW Monza managed to set a total of 5 world records in Italy on the Monza racecourse. This small built sports car was extremely popular in the United States where it only made 44 horsepower. However, due to its lightweight body, it could reach a speed of up to 140km/h.

4. Horch 26/65: 1907

The Audi company we all know and love today is the final stage of Auto Union AG. There was initially a group of 4 car companies in Germany that made significant contributions to the evolution and engineering of the automobile during the 1900’s. The Horch 26/65 was the first production car that featured a six cylinder engine. The car was extremely popular in both racing and production.

5. Audi RS6/RS6 Avant: 2002 – Present

The Audi RS6, along with its wagon counterpart (Avant) have the motoring industry a vehicle that boasts with super-car power in a well-tailored suit. Audi produced the most powerful car in their second generation RS6 which provided a staggering 571hp. This power was insane in a family car which made it extremely popular across the globe.

6. Audi TT: 1998 – Present

The Audi TT received its name from the famous Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT). It was first presented in 1995 and went into production three years later. Initially, the Audi TT received negative comments from the motor industry due to several high-speed accidents. However, thanks to a rear spoiler and an improved electronic stability system, it quickly redeemed itself.