Tag: Russia

Russia’s Yandex JV Agrees With Uber To Spin Off Their Autonomous Car Business In A New Entity

Yandex, Russia’s largest internet company, entered into an agreement with Uber to separate their self-driving car business from their ride-hailing and food-tech joint venture. The new entity, named Yandex Self Driving Group (or Yandex SDG), will be directly owned by the Russian firm and Uber. Yandex will also purchase a portion of Uber’s stake in […]

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2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Brings Stronger Diesel, Optional Black Pack To Europe

Shortly after getting powertrain and equipment updates in Japan, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has been refreshed for European markets as well. Headlining the changes is the upgraded 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine which now makes more power and torque – 204 PS (200 HP / 150 kW) at 3,000 – 3,400 rpm and 500 […]

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Military Vehicle Road Rage? U.S. Personnel Injured After Dramatic Altercation With Russian Forces

Four U.S. service members have been injured following an incident with Russian forces in northeast Syria. Dramatic footage shared online shows an altercation between U.S. and Russian military vehicles. While it is hard to say what prompted the incident, vehicles from the U.S. and Russia can be seen slamming each other as Russian helicopters hover […]

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2022 Aurus Komendant SUV Surfaces In Patent Images Alongside Escort Motorcycle

Patent images of the Aurus Komendant have been posted by Russia’s Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), giving us a clear look at the full-size luxury SUV’s exterior design. Additionally, Rospatent has published patent images of an as-yet-unnamed escort motorcycle which also features Aurus branding. Starting off with the Aurus Komendant, it looks just as […]

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840 HP Aviar R67 Is A Tesla-Based Ford Mustang Electromod From Russia

A Russian company by the name of Aviar Motors has previewed a Tesla-based electromod Ford Mustang it is currently developing. The unique creation is underpinned by the platform of a Tesla Model S and features the sedan’s same 100 kWh battery pack and two electric motors. Dubbed the Aviar R67, it is said to be […]

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Russia Gives Hyundai Green Light To Buy GM’s Plant In St. Petersburg

Hyundai has been given green light by Russia’s Anti-Monopoly Service to buy General Motors’ plant in St. Petersburg. On Monday, the anti-trust body said it had approved Hyundai’s possible acquisition of the GM facility. Last month, the Korean automaker’s Russian subsidiary confirmed discussions to purchase the factory but declined to offer further details. The GM […]

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Chevrolet Niva Regains Lada Badges As AvtoVAZ Completes GM Joint Venture Buyout

In December 2019, General Motors sold its 50-percent stake in the GM-AvtoVAZ joint-venture which built the Chevrolet Niva SUV. The buyer was none other than AvtoVaz Group, which last week began building the rebadged Lada Niva at its plant in Togliatti, Russian Federation. Changes over the Chevrolet version include a new radiator grille featuring the […]

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