Tesla reported on the results of the fourth quarter and the entire 2018 year. For the first time in the history of the company, profit was shown in two quarters in a row: in the last three months of the year, 139.4 million net profit was brought in compared to 311.5 million dollars in the third quarter. However, by the end of the year, the company again has a loss of close to one billion: $ 976 million. However, this is twice as good as the two billion losses for 2017. Ilon Musk, with his characteristic optimism, declares that from now on Tesla will be profitable in every quarter.
German Rally Driver Walter Earl introduced in the symbolic Hall of Fame of the International Federation of Motor Sports (FIA): the ceremony took place in Paris on January 30. In the House of Fame, 71-year-old Roll became the first rally driver and the first racing champion who deserves the world title in Formula One. He has four wins at the Monte Carlo rally and two first places in the World Rally Championship finals. Since 1993, Walter Roll has been the ambassador of the Porsche brand.
Firm based in Scotland Falkirk Campers Scotland prepare a campground on the basis of a minibus Mitsubishi Delica D: 5 for the Japanese market – the benefits of left-wing traffic in the two countries avoided the expensive management transfer. However, the Scots supplied Delica with an increased suspension, differential locks, a roof-top that forms a double bed, a hob and a solar battery. The price of the truck is 28 thousand pounds, about one and a half times cheaper than a similar model of Volkswagen California. The car's first public display will be held on February 7 at the Glasgow Auto Show.
In German rental companies Hertz 120 SUVs arrived Jeep Wrangler Unlimited performed by the Sahara. All cars are equipped with a 200-horsepower turbo diesel and gearbox gear. Last year in Germany were sold 2300 Wranglers of the new generation, which is 90% more than the result of 2017.
The Sedan will be presented at the Chicago Auto Show in a week Subaru Legacy new generation. The American office of the company confirmed the debut and published the first headlines. The exterior image promises nothing of the usual, but the inner image is intrigued: the sedan will have a vertical tablet in Volvo. Details – Soon!
China's cheap sedan Kia Pegas, based on the previous generation of Rio, is developing new markets. In autumn, cars began to be transported to Egypt, and now this model debuted in the Philippines under the name Kia sutoto. The 1.4-liter sedan (95 hp) has simple equipment and costs $ 12,000, although China's Pegasus database is estimated at $ 7500.
Iran is the first electric car with its own design: sedan Saipa Saina EV It is made of standard four-door Saina four-door, equipped with an electric motor with 90 hp and a 28 kWh traction battery, located underneath the rear. The indicated mileage is 200 km, household charging takes four hours, the maximum speed is 130 km / h, the acceleration to "one hundred" takes about 12-13 seconds. Although this is only an experimental sample, mass production is not planned.
And in Germany, celebrating its 40th anniversary Volkswagen Golf Convertible. The production of the first generation of open-air golf began on February 14, 1979 at Karmann in Lower Saxony Osnabrück, although the first prototypes (in the picture) appeared three years earlier. On the occasion of the anniversary, Volkswagen prepared a commemorative exhibition that visitors can see at the opening of the auto show in Bremen on February 1st. By the way, in the current assortment of the company there is no model of the Golf Cabriolet: the production was suspended in 2016.
We also talked today about the Chevrolet Corvette Final Edition coupe for Volkswagen's future electric bumpers, the start of the Toyota Corolla sedan for Europe and Russia, and the upgraded Mercedes-Benz V-class mini-class.