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Research report on booming russian automobile sector

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 28.02.2010

Research Report on “Booming Russian Automobile Sector”

According to our new research report – “Booming Russian Automobile Sector” – the Russian automotive industry is growing at a fast pace and emerging as one of the most competitive and dynamic industries at the world level. Government initiatives and incentives are filliping the industry and attracting the foreign players to the market. These foreign auto giants are establishing their car assembly lines in the country and capturing the domestic market.
Passenger car segment dominates the domestic market of Russia and is expanding due to increasing disposable income and low interest rate. This will further act as an attractant for the foreign investors to invest in the industry.
We expect that more foreign auto giants will enter the market in future to fill the demand and supply gap. At present, a large section of passenger car demand is satisfied by new imports and its share will grow in future as Russians are looking for latest technology and new designs. The commercial vehicle market will be dominated by the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) segment. The major part of this high demand will come from growing small- and medium-scale businesses, coupled with increasing income.
The report provides exhaustive and extensive research on the burgeoning automobile industry of Russia. It defines the market structure and growth, discusses the market drivers, analyzes the future growth areas, and studies the various parameters of the market.
Key findings of “Booming Russian Automobile Sector” include:
- Sales of passenger cars in Russia are forecasted to reach about 5.9 Million Units by 2012.
- The commercial vehicle market is projected to increase at a CAGR around 14% during 2008-2012.
- The Russian government is establishing Greenfield sites to attract foreign players.
- The stock of passenger car per 1,000 people is expected to cross 300 Units by 2012, reflecting the vast potential this market has.
- In the used passenger car market, the Russian used cars accounted for about 86.9% share in 2007.
- There is a high scope for growth of automotive component industry and dealership network in Russia.
Key questions answered in the report:
- What is the market size of the Russian automotive industry?
- Where does the Russian automotive market stands at global level?
- What are the major segments in the market and what is their growth potential?
- What are the growth prospects for the market in near future?
- Which factors are driving the market?
- What are the opportunities and constraints for automobile manufacturers?

- What is the automobile production landscape of domestic and foreign players?
- Who are the major domestic and foreign players in the market?
Information in the report has been sourced from:
Authentic and reliable sources like books, newspapers, trade journals, white papers, industry portals, government agencies, trade associations, monitoring industry news and developments, and through access to more than 3000 paid databases.
Research methodology used in the report:
RNCOS industry forecast and analysis is based on various macro and microeconomic factors, sector and industry specific databases and our in-house statistical and analytical model. This model takes into account the past and current trends in an economy, and more specifically in an industry, to bring out an objective market analysis.
Our industry experts study the relationship between various industry and economic variables to ensure the required accuracy and desired check on the quality of data and information given in the report.
For more detail visit :- http://www.automobilenews.net/Report/IM551.htm


Ford gets in wards auto worlds best engines

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 27.02.2010

Ford Gets 2 in Wards Auto World’s 10-best Engines

Ford Motor Co. continues to amass awards and accolades despite the turmoil of running on the bumpy financial road of the auto industry. Lately, two of Ford’s engine made it to 10-Best Engines by Wards Auto World.

New 3.5 liter Duratec DOHC 24-valve V6 and 4.6 liter 3-valve SOHC V8 are the power engines that made the automaker stand out from others. In addition, this is V8′s third year to receive such commendation from the company. Ford power engines are included in the list of world class engines. Joining the list are the powerful engines from Audi, BMW, Daimler Benz, and Toyota.

“This is an exceptional accomplishment and a testament to our powertrain development process.” said Barb Samardzich, vice president, Ford Motor Company, Powertrain Product Development Operations. “The 3.5-liter engine class is one of the most competitive in the industry, so it is high praise to have our new engine stand out and be among the 10 best in the industry.”

The 3.5 liter V6 is rated at 265 horsepower. Said engine is incorporated with the auto parts for Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX and MKZ. It will soon be incorporated to 302 Ford engine parts of Five Hundred, Freestyle and Fusion. There is also a great possibility of featuring the 3.5 liter V6 as part of Ford Mustang parts accessories. On the one hand, the award-winning 4.6 liter 3-valve V8 from Mustang, Explorer, and Mountaineer, proved its power once again by making it to the list for the third time in a row. Both the 3.5 liter V6 and the 4.6 liter 3-valve V8 deliver an improved power mated to better fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

Ward’s 2007 10 best engines are Audi AG 2L turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Audi A3), BMW AG 3L DOHC I-6 (Z4 3.0si), BMW AG 3L turbocharged DOHC I-6 (335i), DaimlerChrysler AG 3L DOHC V-6 turbodiesel (MB E320 /Jeep Grand Cherokee), DaimlerChrysler AG Hemi 5.7L OHV V-8 (Chrysler 300C), Ford Motor Co. Duratec 35 3.5L DOHC V-6 (Ford Edge/Lincoln MKX), Ford Motor Co. 4.6L SOHC V-8 (Mustang GT/Mustang Shelby GT), Mazda Motor Corp. 2.3L DISI turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Mazdaspeed3), Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. 3.5L DOHC V-6 (Infiniti G35), and Toyota Motor Corp. 3.5L DOHC V-6 (Lexus IS 350).


New from honda acura

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 23.02.2010

New From Honda Acura

Honda originally launched their Acura sport and luxury division during 1986, and the company has continually improved their product line ever since. The days of Acura’s driving and performing like their similar Honda counterparts are long gone. Numerous upgrades and enhancements have been made to the Acura vehicles to make them more luxurious and refined than ever before.
When the Acura product line first rolled off the assembly line they had a few top selling vehicles including the Integra, Legend, and Vigor that quickly became popular. Motor Trend even named the Legend coupe as the “Import Car of the Year” back in 1987. In addition they also named the Integra as one of the top 10 best cars to drive on the road. Considering this was a fairly new brand for Honda, the Acura series did exceptionally well in their first few years. This definitely raised the standards for Honda on all of its new models.
Up to this day, Honda’s subsidiary brand still remains a leader in providing high quality, luxury sport coupes and vehicles. Many of the older models, however, have been retired and others replaced with newer models that are being marketed under a few new names such as:
- Acura RL: A midsize, luxury sedan that seats up to 5 passengers
- Acural TL: A midsize, 5 passenger sport luxury sedan
- Acura TSX: A midsize, 5 passenger lower priced alternative to the TL
- Acura RSX: A 4 passenger, sporty coupe priced at around $24,000
- Acura NSX: A fairly expensive 2 passenger exotice sports car
- Acura MSX: A larger 7 passenger luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV)
The new models have definitely changed drastically since the car manufacturer’s line was first introduced in ’86. Interior improvements, technological improvements, and additional standard and luxury features, have been added over the years and especially in the recently released models. Acura is definitely providing some stiff competition for two similar competing Japanese luxury brands (Infiniti and Lexus).
Acura has also created a very stong following for car enthusiasts and aftermarket “tuners” looking to spice up or “trick out” their sport compact. The Acura Integra (now the RSX), is still an ever popular choice among these enthusiasts. Although, this car is probably not quite as popular as Honda’s Civic, it offers many of the same features at a slightly higher price point.
In summary, Honda has clearly brought out an excellent and constantly improving line up of vehicles for consumers both young and old. With everything from small sport compacts to large luxury SUVs, with high quality features and added extras, they are sure to appeal to just about everyone. Loyal Acura enthusiasts and car lovers alike will surely continue to follow the company’s strong brand and well known quality line of vehicles for years to come!


Making repairs on your scooter

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 23.02.2010

Making Repairs On Your Scooter

Scooter owners will find their scooters indispensable, as they know the advantages of mobility that they enjoy. Hence, they also know the dire consequences of a scooter breakdown or damage and the need to repair it at the earliest. Repairing scooters may sound simple but there are various aspects that are included in the process.
Reforming and Rebuilding
If your scooter looks old and dilapidated and can be made good by just touching up the paint or make minor restorations then you need to take it to the repairer. However, depending on the amount of work that it requires you may even choose to do the little work yourself. Repairing scooters could also entail work on the engine. It could range from servicing the engine to painting or even replacing it. Care needs to be taken that the replaced engine should be one that is best suited for your scooter. Other areas that may need your attention in the form of cleaning, servicing and repairing could be the suspension with its brakes, shocks, tires and tubes; the framework which includes the speedometer, locks, bearings, battery, exhaust, lights, cables, etc.; and the fuel system with its gasket, valve, fuel line and tank.
Replacing
During the repairing process you may be looking at the replacement of various parts like o-rings, cruciform, condenser, gaskets, piston, rings, seals, bearings, coil, points, brake shoes, carburetor, stator, etc. You may choose to replace these parts on your own or may even rely on a professional for this. Whichever the case, you need to ensure that there is proper compatibility between the part replaced and the scooter. The person replacing these parts or repairing scooters should be extremely alert in order to undertake proper inspection, as he may notice that another part also needs attention. It should also be kept in mind that prior to the replacement process that peripheral area needs to be cleaned.
Other Repairs
Weak lights may mean that the magneto of your scooter needs to be worked upon. Again some attention may need to be paid to the tank too. Repairing that tank is essential, as gasoline that has settled in the tank may lead to grime, odor or corrosion. Depending on the condition of the gas tank it may need a thorough cleaning and a fresh coat or may be treated with acid. The fuel valve may also be replaced in this process.  Besides, while repairing scooters you may also have to pay heed to the cable and the cylinder.
Whether you undertake repairing scooters on your own or give the responsibility to another person the process will only be considered complete after the scooter is tested for performance.


Safety tips to drive in snow or mud

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 22.02.2010

9 Safety Tips To Drive In Snow or Mud

Off road driving is a lot of fun and if you follow a few simple tips driving in snow or mud is quite easy. But it is a great idea to test your driving skills first before embarking on a full-scale off-road journey. Many inexperienced drivers have found themselves calling for roadside assistance after experiencing difficulties, when a little bit of practice could have helped them.

It doesn’t take long to master the skills necessary and although road conditions will vary greatly, the basic skills are always the same and you will only get better with practice.
Here are a few tips you can follow to make your off-road journey easier and more enjoyable.

  • Ensure your tyres have maximum contact with the ground by slightly deflating them when travelling in deep sand, mud or snow. This will give you better traction, but remember that your clearance will now be lower so driving over rough terrain with deep potholes may mean occasional contact with the ground. For this reason you should drive slowly and carefully negotiate your path with this in mind. Don’t forget to reinflate your tyres afterwards.
  • Although you should drive a little more slowly through sand and snow is important to maintain momentum. Travelling at a steady speed is easier when you engage higher gears but if the wheels start to spin you should throttle back a little until you have regained traction.
  • Wherever possible, get out of the vehicle and do a physical inspection of the journey ahead. This will alert you to unusual conditions and it will be easier to plan your route and avoid hazards.
  • Try to drive in a straight line wherever possible. After inspecting the ground ahead, as mentioned in the previous tip, you should be able to map out a series of straight-line paths to traverse the track you have decided upon.
  • If your wheels start to spin and you cannot regain traction easily, turn the steering wheel from side to side quickly with short turns until the front tyre walls regain their grip.
  • When driving in mud, lookout for deep ruts. It is important to remember where your front wheels are pointing because the tyres will naturally follow the direction of the rut. If your front wheels suddenly enter a dry patch and quickly regain traction, this could shake the vehicle out of the rut quite quickly and cause damage, so always point to wheels in the direction of the rut.
  • Never use brakes while driving in sand. If you need to stop simply slow down until the vehicle comes to rest as this will avoid creating a deep rut from which you will have difficulty emerging.
  • When traversing sand dunes always drive straight up and straight down, never travel at an angle.
  • If you become really stuck, try to reverse slowly to regain traction before moving forward slowly again. Rocking the vehicle from side to side can also assist in regaining traction but if all else fails you will need to use a winch.

When travelling off-road it may be difficult to rely on roadside assistance to get you out of trouble especially if you are in a remote location. By following these tips you should avoid any problems and with further experience you will enjoy off-road driving more and more.