Chinese auto sales dropped by 92% due to the coronavirus

The corona virus seriously affected China’s auto industry when sales dropped to a record.

In the first half of February, the country’s auto sales decreased by 92%. Particularly, this figure increased to 96% in the first week of February when only 811 cars were sold nationwide.

According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), this serious sales decline comes from the fact that the majority of auto dealers are closed due to corona virus concerns. Besides, consumers are also afraid of going out and few people are interested in buying a new car in the middle of a pandemic.

Most of the auto dealers closed in the first week of February. The reason was that no one dares to go out. Only a few dealers were still open and of course, sales were not significant, the General Secretary CPCA said.

In response to this situation, Geely has launched a contactless sales service. In fact, this is a form of online car buying, customers choose cars online and the company will deliver them to home. Honda and Nissan also closed factories in China until March 11, according to the latest local government notice.

The corona virus affects not only China’s automobile industry but also the global supply chain. Many firms do not produce vehicles in a given country but assemble parts manufactured in different countries and China is the largest supplier.

Fiat Chrysler Group was forced to stop production of the Fiat 500L at its plant in Serbia while Jaguar Land Rover began to run out of models because it could no longer be assembled.

The corona virus (Covid-19) began an outbreak in mid-December 2019 in Wuhan City, China. Currently, the corona virus is detected in more than 29 countries and territories with more than 78,000 cases. Incubation period ranges from 2 to 14 days with symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath.

5 super cars enough for F1 racing car “to smoke”

There is no denying that F1 cars are modern and modern models and possess outstanding speed when compared with other colleagues in other areas.

Of course, every detail, every wheel, every carbon fiber on the F1 body is built with the aim of delivering the highest possible performance and speed, so the results are not surprising. The record set by F1 cars is 372 km/hin 2016 of Williams racing team.

However, somewhere in the market you can still own yourself supercars even more superior when discussing speed, in addition they are valid for driving around like usual. Here are 5 such models.

McLaren F1 – 386 km/h

McLaren’s first line of standard-sized cars attracted the attention of global car fans at the time of launch not only because of its impressive design but also because of its outstanding performance. Using high-quality materials dedicated to manufacturing racing cars with 627-horsepower V12 engines derived from BMW, F1 at that time set a speed record at 386 km/h and quickly found foothold in McLaren fan hearts.

Bugatti Veyron – 402 km/h

Not only powerful, supercars coming from Bugatti also operate stably and have been the fastest model in the world. This is also the peak of technology and pride of Volkswagen Group at the time when it was designed by the best and most experienced engineers of them.

Owning 987 horsepower W16 engine, the speed record of Veyron was set in 2005 at 409 km/h.

SSC Ultimate Aero – 412 km/h

The SSC Ultimate Aero was the fastest model in the world in 2007, surpassing the Veyron itself in the list with a maximum test speed of 412 km/h. Supercar coming from the US uses 6.4L V8 engine that transmits up to1,183 horsepower to the rear. Worth mentioning is the Ultimate Aero has no ABS braking and traction support.

Bugatti Chiron – 420 km/h

The reason why Bugatti’s latest model is only in the middle of the chart is because no one can test the maximum performance this supercar can bring. Usage parameters are provided by Bugatti – stopping at 420 km/h. Whether the monster with a capacity of nearly 1,500 horsepower (exactly 1,479)can overcome this milestone when operating at its maximum, let us wait and see.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – 431 km/h

With Chiron not able to show its true ability, the Veyron Super Sport still holds the No. 1 position in Bugatti’s lineup with a maximum speed of up to 431 km/h. Although the record set by the car in 2010 has been controversial because of the use of electronic speed limit systems (for safety reasons), in the end, Bugatti supercar is still recognized.

2015 Ford Mondeo

The 2015 Ford Mondeo will be available with three 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engines, including low- and high-output versions of an EcoBoost petrol motor and a single tune of a TDCi diesel.

2015 Ford Mondeo

All-new Mondeo petrol engine options will include the 1.5-litre EcoBoost and 2.0-litre EcoBoost alongside Ford’s fuel-efficient and surprisingly powerful 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, which was recently named International Engine of the Year for an unprecedented third time in a row.

2015 Ford Mondeo

The all-new Mondeo also will offer an optional high-powered 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine featuring twin sequential-turbocharging and delivering 210 PS and 450 Nm of torque. An ECOnetic Technology model will be available, powered by a 1.6-litre diesel engine with class-leading diesel CO2 emissions of 94 g/km and 2.0-litre TDCi diesel models with 150 PS or 180 PS.

2015 Ford Mondeo

Equipment includes the latest version of Ford’s Sync2 infotainment system, which has drastically reduced number of buttons on the dashboard. It has an 8.0-inch touch-screen as standard, and every version will have DAB digital radio and Bluetooth, while top-level models will also get satellite-navigation.

2015 Ford Mondeo interior

Ford says pricing details will be announced closer to the car’s local launch, though it’s expected to largely mirror the positioning of the outgoing model, which costs between $31,490 and $48,490.

2015 Mercedes Benz CLS Class

2015 Mercedes Benz CLS Class

The 2015 Mercedes Benz CLS and CLS Shooting Brake will feature a sharper appearance and more technology, including high-tech Multibeam LED headlights, utilizes LED headlight technology from the new S-Class.

The overall shape of the 2015 model’s headlamps remains unchanged, but there are now standard LEDs instead of bi-xenons. For some markets, Mercedes will offer ultra-advanced matrix LED headlights with 24 LEDs in each unit. They are controlled individually and can be dimmed in a full 255 stages.

Under the hood, the 2015 CLS gets the same engine choices as last year, with a little more power. The CLS550′s 4.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 now produces 408 horsepower, while the CLS63 AMG’s 5.5.-liter twin-turbo V8 produces 557 hp. Topping the range is the CLS63 AMG S-Model, with 585 hp.

Inside, the most noteworthy modification is the updated Command infotainment system which features an eight-inch screen sitting atop the wood grain dashboard. Elsewhere, the interior of the facelifted CLS adopts a new three-spoke steering wheel and some redesigned centre console controls…