Volvo confirms two new SUVs for Brazil

At the end of 2017, Volvo introduced its first hybrid in Brazil, the XC90. Four years later, the entire portfolio was already electrified. However, the brand offers a reduced line, with only three products in the country: XC90, XC60 and XC40, which has a variant with coupé bodywork, the C40.

Last year, it sold 5,270 units and ranked third in the Brazilian premium market. According to Luis Rezende, president of the national branch, for this year the company wants to double that volume. And more, according to the executive, 50% will be fully electric vehicles. That is, the responsibility of the XC40 and the C40.

For this mission to be successful, the installation of chargers is essential. For this, the company invested BRL 10 million in equipment located on highways in the Southeast and announced the contribution of another BRL 12 million in a new phase, which involves the South and Midwest. For the Northeast, the Swedish company has not yet started the electrification process on road corridors.

In order to remain competitive, Volvo will bring two new models to Brazil: the EX90, an SUV the size of the XC90, and an unprecedented compact that has yet to be named.

For now, it has revealed only one of them, the EX90, a large SUV

The company announced an investment of over R$ 12 million in chargers

The company announced an investment of over R$ 12 million in chargers

The first was shown at the end of last year and will arrive in Brazil next year, but sales will start in the second half of the year.

The other will be smaller than the XC40, will be similar in size to a Jeep Renegade, and should cost between R$200,000 and R$250,000. Much less than the R$ 330,000 charged for the more affordable version of the XC40, the brand’s current entry-level model.

Some vehicles have an information projection system in the driver’s field of vision.

In this way, the driver does not need to look away from the instrument panel, the equipment is called Head-Up Display and appeared in fighter planes in the 1970s.

In automobiles, it was introduced in the late 1980s in luxury models.

Evolution is constant and BMW announced a new technology, called Panoramic Vision.

The novelty consists in increasing the amount of information displayed by the Head-Up Display, extending the information field in a panoramic way and throughout the entire length of the windshield, displaying information not only for the driver, but also for the passenger.

The German manufacturer confirmed that the new technology will be present in its cars from 2025 and that it will provide more information in September.

BMW will launch an innovative Head-Up Display in 2025

Renault has confirmed that it will present the next generation Clio in April and revealed a curious fact: launched in 1990, the model is the best-selling French car of all time.

In 33 years of history, 16 million units were sold in 120 countries. The manufacturer made a very nationalistic comparison: if the 16 million copies were stacked, their height would total the vertiginous mark of 75 thousand times the height of the Eiffel Tower.

Clio was produced in Brazil between 1999 and 2007. After that period, it was imported from Argentina until 2016.

Launched 33 years ago, the Clio is the best-selling French car

The amount needed to fill up a 55-liter tank of regular gasoline weighed more heavily on families in the Northeast, according to data from the February edition of Panorama Veloe on Mobility Indicators.

The study identified that, for Northeasterners, the price of gasoline represented an average of 10% of the average family income, almost double the national average of 5.9%.

The states where the fuel tank represented the highest burden on family income in the period were Maranhão and Bahia, both with an index of 11.2%. The Federal District had the lowest percentage value, with 3.1%.

In Bahia, spending on gasoline accounts for 11.2% of income

Honda is celebrating the production of 500,000 scooters in the Manaus Free Trade Zone, which started in 1994.

The segment is the fastest growing in terms of registrations in the country. Last year alone, around 70,000 units were sold by Honda and 120,000 in the entire market.

Since 1994, Honda has produced scooters in Brazil


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