New car information: Alfa Romeo released the facelifted Giulia/Stelvio Stelvio; the facelifted Volkswagen ID.3 will solve the problem of the touch panel on the steering wheel that owners have been complaining about; the new Civic TYPE R officially announced its price in the North American market The price is $43,990; Buick’s new flagship MPV, the Buick Century CENTURY, will be officially launched on November 3rd; Jidu and China Lunar Exploration jointly create a joint model with the theme of China’s lunar exploration project, Jidu ROBO-01 Lunar Exploration Limited Edition It will be officially listed at a price of 399,800 yuan.
Industry information: Ford previously announced that it plans to launch 3 pure electric passenger vehicles and 4 pure electric commercial vehicles in 2024; Beijing Benz Automobile Co., Ltd. expanded the recall of some EQA, EQB and EQC electric vehicles; FF announced that it has An affiliate of ATW Partners LLC received the full financing of $55 million previously announced; the General Office of the State Council requested an extension of the time that trucks are allowed to travel on urban roads and eased tonnage restrictions; the European Commission, the European Parliament and member states reached an agreement An agreement to ban the production of new fuel vehicles from 2035.
Alfa Romeo has released official images of the Giulia and Stelvio Stelvio models. As a mid-term facelift model, the new car has been upgraded and optimized to varying degrees in terms of appearance, interior and configuration. It is reported that the new product will be the first to be listed overseas in the first quarter of 2023. The biggest change in the appearance of the two models is the lights, which use a “3+3” internal light source style, which is inspired by the classic Alfa Romeo SZ Zagato and Proteo models. The Giulia will only be equipped with a 2.0T turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a maximum power of 280 hp; while the Stelvio Stelvio can choose a 210 hp 2.0T diesel engine in addition to the 280 hp 2.0T gasoline engine. In terms of transmission system, the new cars are all matched with an 8-speed manual transmission. The Giulia is equipped with rear-wheel drive as standard, and the Stelvio is equipped with four-wheel drive.
——This car is indeed a good car, looks good and has the ultimate handling. But the price is too expensive and the maintenance cost is too high, so many consumers can only give up.
The Volkswagen ID.3 will usher in a facelift in 2023, which will solve the problem of the touch panel on the steering wheel that owners have been complaining about, and will replace it with more traditional physical buttons. Volkswagen previously announced that it would cancel the steering wheel touch-sensitive button design of many of its models on sale, and return to traditional physical buttons. According to the plan, the plan will be implemented from 2023. The first batch of models equipped with physical buttons will be the mid-term remodeled Golf, and the Volkswagen ID.3 will also be in the updated list.
——In fact, many people do not like to touch the keys, not only does it feel bad, but it is also easy to collect fingerprints.
Ford previously announced that it plans to launch 3 pure electric passenger vehicles and 4 pure electric commercial vehicles in 2024, and as Fiesta officially confirms the overseas production stop, its product line will be replaced by PUMA EV. Recently, in Ford’s official farewell video for the Fiesta, its successor PUMA EV flashed by. It is reported that the car will be officially launched in mid-2023, and then officially launched in 2024. The gasoline version of the Ford PUMA has been a huge success in the European market and has become one of the most popular small SUVs, which is why it has become Ford’s second all-electric model. It is reported that Ford plans to transform into a new energy brand in 2026. According to the previous preview, it will also launch products based on the MEB platform. In addition, there may be a remodeled electric horse (Mach-E), and They are all SUV models.
——Many cars that sell well in Europe, but no one buys them in China.
Beijing Benz Automobile Co., Ltd. has filed a recall plan with the State Administration for Market Regulation in accordance with the requirements of the “Regulations on the Administration of Recall of Defective Automobile Products” and the “Implementation Measures for the Administration of the Recall of Defective Automobile Products”, expanding the recall of some EQA, EQB and EQC electric vehicles. The reason for the recall is that due to the manufacturing deviation of the electric drive module, the cooling system in the electric drive module of some vehicles within the scope of this recall may have insufficient sealing, resulting in coolant leakage. If the coolant slightly seeps into the motor, the insulation resistance value of the high-voltage system may be reduced after long-term use, resulting in the vehicle not starting. In addition, under extreme conditions, the output power of the electric drive module of the vehicle will be reduced, posing a safety hazard.
——This is the pan of battery suppliers. In fact, many of the batteries selected by trams to save costs are not very good.
FF announced that it has received the entire previously announced financing of $55 million (in addition to an additional $5 million bridge note) from an affiliate of ATW Partners LLC, as expected. FF also expects to receive its first $10 million financing this week of the previously announced $60 million financing agreement, with additional financings to follow depending on the achievement of FF-related milestones and other factors. FF is continuing to work to raise the additional capital needed to support the start of mass production, delivery, and beyond. Faraday Future’s global CEO Bi Fukang emphasized: “Our factory is about to be completed, and the performance indicators of our products have met or exceeded previous expectations. When we bring the FF 91 Futurist to the market, we will redefine the user’s perception of ultra-smart technology luxury. Looking forward to electric vehicles.”
——What’s the use of financing, people have not paid attention to this brand for a long time.
The new Civic TYPE R officially announced its price in the North American market starting at $43,990 (retail price of $42,895 plus shipping of $1,095), or about RMB 317,900, which is $5,000 higher than the old model. According to previous news, the new car is expected to be introduced into the domestic market by Dongfeng Honda within this year, and its Chinese name may be named Yuguan. The new car is still equipped with a 2.0T (K20C1) engine with a maximum power of 330 horsepower and a maximum torque of 420 Nm. The drivetrain still offers a 6-speed manual gearbox and is equipped with a front axle LSD limited-slip differential. Not long ago, the Honda Civic TYPE R also refreshed the lap record of a front-drive car at the Suzuka Circuit, with a time of 2 minutes and 23.120 seconds.
——After domestic production, if the price is the same as that in the United States, many people will pay the bill. If it exceeds 400,000, there will be only a dead end.
Buick officially announced that its new flagship MPV, the Buick Century CENTURY, will be officially unveiled on November 3, and the price will be announced. The new car is developed based on the new large-scale luxury MPV architecture. Four-seat and six-seat versions will be launched in the early stage, and the new Buick brand logo will also be used. The new car adopts the latest pure design concept of the Buick family. The front adopts a large-size grille design, and the “7-character” shape of the headlights on both sides makes the new car show an extraordinary luxurious aura. The six-seat version of the Buick Century CENTURY adopts a 2+2+2 space layout. The second row provides two full-size premium Nappa leather space seats, and the third row is also an independent seat. Same second row. The Buick Century CENTURY will be equipped with a 2.0T engine + 48V mild hybrid system with a maximum power of 230 horsepower.
– The price of this car should be 600,000.
The Notice of the General Office of the State Council on Printing and Distributing the Key Task Division Plan for the 10th National Video and Telephone Conference on Deepening the Reform of “Decentralization, Regulation and Service”, mentioned in Article 14 of the Measures for Convenience Services, which requires an extension of the time allowed for trucks to pass on urban roads. Relax tonnage restrictions, promote the removal of restrictions on pickup trucks entering the city, expand the range and length of travel time for new energy distribution trucks, and further facilitate the passage of trucks on urban roads. Pickup trucks have enjoyed many positives this year. From April to May, the “Opinions of the General Office of the State Council on Further Unleashing Consumption Potential and Promoting the Continued Recovery of Consumption” and the “Notice of the State Council on a Package of Policies and Measures to Stabilize the Economy” were successively issued. It was proposed twice to “implement refined management of pickup trucks entering cities, and study to further relax restrictions on pickup trucks entering cities”.
——It is long overdue to let go of the restrictions on pickup trucks and motorcycles. I don’t know where there are so many unreasonable rules and regulations in China.
The European Commission, the European Parliament and member states have reached an agreement to ban the production of new gasoline-powered vehicles from 2035, a move aimed at accelerating the transition to electrification and tackling climate change. The agreement requires EU carmakers to achieve zero-emissions targets by 2035, it also requires the bloc to cut carbon emissions by 55 percent over the next decade and set a goal of becoming climate neutral by 2050. Negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and EU member states have agreed that carmakers must achieve net-zero emissions by 2035. The EU’s plan to ban the sale of gasoline-powered vehicles has also been criticized by some conservative groups, who say it will create the so-called “Havana effect” as people rush to buy used gasoline-powered cars instead of electric cars.
——It is estimated that the policy will change in the end, and the game between the two factions is still very fierce.
The limited edition of Jidu ROBO-01 Moon Probe, a joint model of the Chinese lunar exploration project jointly created by Jidu and China Lunar Exploration Project, will be officially launched at a price of 399,800 yuan. The new car is limited to 1,000 units. According to official information, the 1,000-unit limited edition has been fully booked, but another 1,000 units will be added tonight, and the delivery time of the vehicle is locked in 2023. The new car is equipped with a CATL 100kWh battery, with a range of up to 600km. The maximum power of the dual motors is 400kW, and the 0-100km/h acceleration time is 3.9s.
——If the starting price of the regular version is in the early 300,000s, it is estimated that it will be popular.