It concerns everyone who will buy a car!  Completely changing

It concerns everyone who will buy a car! Completely changing

15 February 2021 0 By administrator


The pandemic has completely changed consumer habits and needs, and the working processes and strategies of automotive manufacturers. Now, the names of technology companies will be frequently mentioned with automotive companies. Levent Köprülü from Milliyet newspaper wrote an article that closely concerns those who want to own a car. Here is Köprülü’s article …

The Kovid-19 pandemic, which emerges when it comes to global warming, the transition to electric vehicles, etc., continues to change the known patterns and topple processes. Automotive manufacturers trying to comply with the tightened emission rules as well as the increased individual mobility requirements due to the pandemic have recently started to be mentioned more frequently with technology companies in order to accelerate their work and adapt to this environment.

Automotive’s routine changes completely

Finally, Ford and Google, which signed a cooperation agreement on issues such as the development of in-vehicle systems as well as making the machines in production facilities smarter, are just the pioneers of the development we said. With this agreement, the two companies want to offer high-tech “personalized services” to automobile and commercial vehicle customers. Just like providing real-time navigation information to customers, suggesting maintenance or exchange. In addition, Ford wants to develop business models based on real-time notifications, and gain flexibility and efficiency with this collaboration. Because issues such as flexibility and parts availability have become increasingly increasing and pending problems during the pandemic period.

Wearable technologies

By the way, speaking of production, there are interesting developments in this regard. As a matter of fact, automotive manufacturers, while cooperating with technology companies and purchasing technology from them, can also compete with them. Just like Hyundai.

The Korean company has been working on “wearable technologies” in its R&D department for a while. The company, which develops robotic equipment to facilitate the lives of the injured, the elderly and the disabled, is trying to put them into the service of civilians on the one hand, and on the other hand to generate ideas about how to use them in production facilities. Just like Ford, General Motors, Toyota …

Is it the purpose? Of course, it is not to replace people, but to use it to prevent injuries and, of course, job losses in facilities that mainly focus on manpower, production lines. For example, with these wearable technologies, workers will try to make it easier to lift heavy parts and perhaps to assemble more comfortably. Thus, they will not lose their experienced staff and will be able to work with them for longer. They will also reduce risks and increase productivity.

Contract manufacturing

By the way, speaking of Koreans, let’s get into the “contract manufacturing” issue. As a matter of fact, you know that Apple, which is a technology company, has automobile plans like Google. Although the negotiations have not been concluded, it is said that Kia can produce Apple’s driverless vehicles. So Koreans, in a sense, will Apple’s contract vehicle manufacturer. Apple will also participate in the car market, but will not have to invest in facilities for it.

Actually, there is a lot more to tell, but it should be a little later … But I wouldn’t be surprised at what we will see and hear from now on …

The 710-horsepower monster is exhausted

Durango, one of the popular models of the Dodge brand, makes the hearts of those who see it jump with its 710 HP “SRT Hellcat” version, while some of those who are heart-hop have not lost time. As a matter of fact, all of the Durango SRT Hellcat models, which were announced to be produced only 2 thousand units, were exhausted in a very short time as soon as they were announced.

Automotive’s routine changes completely

While it is stated that most of the vehicles are ordered with the upper equipment package, it should be noted that the prices start from 83 thousand dollars on average. The Durango SRT Hellcat, the most powerful SUV ever produced by the Dodge brand, has a 6.2 lt V8 engine, 8-speed automatic gearbox, and four-wheel drive system. 0-100 km / h acceleration is completed in 3.5 seconds.

More powerful engine to Kona

Hyundai Kona, which was put on the market with its renewed form last December, now has the most powerful version, 1.6 lt T-GDi engine, after 1.0 lt gasoline and 1.6 lt diesel 48V Mild Hybrid engine option. Offered in two different equipment options, namely “N Line” and “Smart”, this performance engine has almost “added power” to Kona.

Automotive’s routine changes completely

Standing out with its renewed front design, sporty details and attractive plastic additions, Kona has also received “N Line” and “Smart” equipment options as of February. 198 HP 1.6 lt turbo gasoline engine offered in these new equipment packages enhances the driving pleasure of the vehicle. Thanks to this turbocharged engine from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.7 seconds, resulting in Kona, only 4×2 drive system in Turkey and the 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) was presented with the sale. The car, which can reach 210 km / h, consumes an average of 5.6 liters of fuel per 100 km, according to factory data. The price of the vehicle starts from 314 thousand 600 TL.

LEGO’s garage is expanding!

Played fondly by children all over the world, LEGO continues to win the hearts of adults and expand its garage with “LEGO Technic”. LEGO negotiated with the Jeep brand, “Jeep Wrangler Rubicon” u now offered for sale at the end of last month in Turkey. Reflecting the iconic appearance, design and legendary terrain capabilities of the real vehicle, the LEGO Wrangler Rubicon has remarkable features such as a high-performance 4×4 system, solid tires, and foldable rear seats. Consisting of 665 parts, the vehicle looks strong with the button-operated front steering system and the suspension that moves with the axle. This toy is designed for ages 9 and above, for your information.

Exports started with a decline in January

The automotive industry started 2021 with exports of $ 2.3 billion, a 5.5 percent decrease from January last year.

Supply industry exports increased 4 percent in January to $ 890 million. Passenger car exports decreased by 20 percent to $ 824 million. Exports of motor vehicles for transporting goods increased by 28.5 percent compared to the same month of 2020, reaching 427 million dollars. Bus-minibus-midibus exports decreased by 66 percent to 46 million dollars.

Automotive’s routine is completely changing

Sales to Germany, the country with the highest exports in the supply industry, increased by 8 percent. In exports, there was an increase of 21 percent to Italy, 43 percent to Spain, 17 percent to the USA and Poland, and 16 percent to Russia.

Among the important markets in passenger cars, 5 percent increase in exports to France, 12 percent to Poland and 51 percent increase in foreign sales to Sweden drew attention.

The champions are certain

On the other hand, the champion companies of 2020 in the automotive industry have been announced. Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters’ Union (OIB), Turkey Exporters Assembly, according to a statement made on the basis of the data, 25.5 billion dollars of exports in 2020 to the signing took place at the beginning of automotive companies Ford Otosan. Toyota ranked 2nd, OYAK Renault 3rd, followed by TOFAŞ, Kibar Dış Ticaret, Mercedes-Benz Türk, Bosch Sanayi ve Ticaret, TGS Dış Ticaret and Man Truck-Bus.

Demand for high-mileage vehicles increased

Especially in December, pandemic restrictions, price increases and high exchange rates caused both second-hand auto sales and prices to fall. However, the start of vaccination studies last month, the decrease in the number of cases, the decline in the exchange rates seem to have caused consumers to start showing interest in second-hand vehicles again. However, another noteworthy element is that those who want to have an affordable vehicle are increasingly turning to vehicles with “high mileage”.

According to Arabam.com, the number of advertisements for vehicles with high mileage increased in the range of 50 thousand-100 thousand TL compared to the previous months. As a matter of fact, according to the company’s data, while there was no announcement of vehicles of 300 thousand km and above during 2020, the rate of the ads for vehicles with 300 thousand km and above was 7 percent in January 2021.