Dozens of films have already been removed about the stopping time and hundreds of books are written. Asking in an ordinary person, whether it is in fact, the answer in 99% of cases will be «unequivocally». But not so simple.
What is this «time»? Typically, the time is given to such a definition: «The form of problems of physical and mental processes, the condition of change condition.»
Modern physics determine the time as another coordinate and introduce the concept of space-time, in which the differences between time and space may not be. Along the time coordinate we move at a speed close to the speed of light. But slow down every time you begin to move in space.
That is why the faster the object moves in space, the slower the time for it.
And what will happen if the object will move at the speed of light? Time will stop for him. You might think that to stop the time, you just need to move in space at the speed of light, how photons are moving, for which the time does not exist at all.
But then everything is not so simple massive bodies have a limit in speed, in the form of light speed, they simply cannot accelerate to it, and photons fly at such a speed only because they do not have the masses. Scientists working on a large hadron collider have repeatedly tried to dispersed protons as close as possible to the speed of light, but the maximum of which they sought — 299,792,454 m / s, while the speed of light is 299,792,458 m / s.
Unfortunately, or, fortunately, reach the speed mark of the light, is the impossible target for any object that has a mass.
Because of the films, such a theory arose that the ship, praising close to the speed of light, can include engines to maximum, or run some object in front of them so that he reached the speed of light. But this theory is nonsense.
Such experiments were already carried out on a smaller scale, but they were not crowned with success. The reason is that the more energy is spent on acceleration, the smaller the speed of speed is possible to achieve. In other words, the more the speed of the object, the more energy is required for its increase. Accordingly, to achieve the speed of light, we will need infinity of energy.
So what is the result? Achieving to the speed of light at which time stops — it is impossible. But it is possible to approach it very close and slow down.
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The present threat to sterilization, i.e. Full destruction of any life on earth from a distance of 50-100 light years can be explosions of supernovae and gamma bursts.
Often gamma bursts accompany the explosion of supernova, but they can occur under other circumstances. The gamma burst is a flow of extremely rigid electromagnetic radiation, colossal intensity and, accordingly, it moves at the speed of light. Therefore, we can see a gamma burst aimed at Earth only at the moment when he starts sterilizing our planet.
However, fortunately for humanity, such emissions usually last from several milliseconds to an hour and, accordingly, they will not be able to irradiate the entire surface of the planet, due to the fact that at least half of the earth’s surface will be closed from the gamma burst of the earth itself.
It is possible that humanity, as a view, with such developments, will survive. It also needs to be understood that here we are dealing with a whole series of extremely unlikely events. First, gamma bursts occur extremely rarely. In the galaxy, the surge occurs once a few million years, and in the tiny region around the Sun with a radius of 100 light years, representing 2.68 × 10 ° from the volume of the Milky Way, i.e. In this area, gamma bursts will occur approximately four million times less often than in the Galaxy as a whole, if we assume that the distribution of the probability of gamma burst in terms of the volume of the galaxy is uniformly. And besides, even if the gamma burst occurs in this tiny, in the galactic scale, it also needs to be directed to us.
With supernova explosions, the situation is different, since here the threat carries not only and not so much electromagnetic radiation, as the flow of high-energy particles, it is they will cause the earth the greatest damage. These particles move significantly slower the speed of light, as well as strongly dissipate and slow down in the interior space, in order to achieve the Earth, they will need at least 3 times longer than radiation, and in most cases they will fly 10-20 times longer than radiation . So we learn about the approach of such danger in advance.
However, within a radius of 50-100 light years, there are no stars from the ground that could turn into supernova in the nearest human standards. The nearest distance and time is a candidate for supernovae from us is Bethelgei, however it is located at a distance of more than 600 light years and does not pose a threat to life on Earth. According to assesss of scientists, the transformation of Betelgeuse to the supernova must occur for no more than 100 thousand years.
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Many believe that the reason for the ebb and flow is the direct attraction of the moon, that it moves the masses of water in the ocean by its gravity. Such a phenomenon does take place, but its effect is negligible because the attraction of the Moon is several times weaker than the attraction of the Earth and is completely compensated by it. Why then does the ebb and flow occur? Let’s take a closer look at this.
The cause of ebb and flow is two things:
Uneven distribution of the Moon’s gravity on the Earth’s surface.
Centrifugal force arising from the rotation of the Earth around its axis.
The influence of centrifugal force is small and causes only a constant rise in the water level at the equator in comparison with the poles. But the heterogeneity of the lunar attraction is decisive.
The law of universal gravitation says: «the attraction of bodies is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distances between them.» For people far from science, I will explain: the smaller the distance between the bodies, the stronger their attraction.
As an example, we can say that when the Moon is over the Atlantic Ocean, its waters will be affected by a greater force of gravity than the waters of the Indian Ocean, which are at that moment on the other side of the globe. The attraction of the Earth also plays a role, since it is many times larger than the lunar one, it does not allow the waters of the oceans to fly up to the Moon. As a result, the water only rises a few meters higher, but does not fly into space.
But we still haven’t answered the main question. Why does the moon affect the oceans, but not affect smaller objects? The thing is that on small objects you don’t feel any difference in the force of attraction acting on different parts of the object. Because of this, they are not affected by the Moon or the Sun. At the same time, the object does not have to be very small, tides do not occur in shallow bodies of water, so in the largest freshwater lake in the world, Baikal, there are also no ebb and flow, although its dimensions are 636 by 80 kilometers, and the depth in some places exceeds 1500 meters.
And by the way, in addition to the Moon, the Sun also significantly affects the water masses. It is because of this that the largest ebb and flow are observed on the day of the new moon, when the Moon and the Sun are on the same side of the Earth.
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Let’s deal with together. If we have perfect mirrors at our disposal, i.e. Mirrors, which reflect 100% of the photons falling on them, and that there will be a vacuum between the mirrors, yes, indeed, with this scenario, photons between the mirrors will fly almost forever.
However, in the real world of ideal mirrors does not exist. The better the mirror is alone, the higher its reflection coefficient and the closer it is to the ideal. But for real mirrors consisting of atoms, it is impossible to achieve this, since the roughness at the atomic and molecular level will inevitably be, even if we manage to smooth out all micro and nano roughness.
As a result, part of the photons will be reflected from the surface of the mirrors not at a right angle to the surface of the mirror, which will lead to the scattering and leakage of photons beyond the borders of the pair of mirrors. To date, there are mirrors with a reflection coefficient equal to 99.9999%, however, given the huge speed of light and the small distance between the photons mirrors will stop running even between such mirrors for very small fractions of seconds.
A more efficient trap for photons would be a reflective sphere. Such devices are used to simulate an absolutely black body. Such spheres produce no more than one ten millionth percent of the photons inwards.
We continue the series of posts with interesting facts about various astronomical objects. Today we will talk about the Andromeda galaxy, which is of great interest, firstly because this galaxy is the closest galaxy to the Milky Way (apart from dwarf satellite galaxies), and secondly, because in the future our galaxies will collide.
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Indeed, nothing prevents us from conducting such a thought experiment. As the camera approaches the black hole, gravity will increase, and as a result, the time for a spacecraft with a camera will slow down as it approaches the black hole. You could see such an effect, for example, in the movie Interstellar.
As a consequence of this, an interesting effect will arise: if the camera under normal conditions transmits, say, 25 frames per second, then as we approach the black hole we will receive less and less frames per second from the camera.
In other words, the signal from the camera will experience a gravitational redshift: the wavelength of the signal from the camera will increase, and the closer the camera is to the black hole, the faster the displacement will occur.
If there was an observer on the spacecraft with a camera, then from his point of view the camera would continue to shoot 25 frames per second, but due to the gravitational time dilation of one second. But in the frame of reference of an observer far from the black hole, time will flow much faster.
The number of frames per second that we will receive from such a camera will first begin to decrease, and then the time interval between individual frames will increase to hours, days, years, centuries, millennia, and so on.
To fix such a signal shifting into the region of long waves, we will need specialized equipment, in addition, we will also need to solve the problem of interference created by matter falling on the black hole. However, these are problems of a purely technical nature, which can be solved with the help of specially developed receiving equipment, as well as the use of noise-immune signal coding.
The final image transmitted by the camera depends on the mass of the black hole on which it falls. If the camera falls on a black hole of stellar mass (the masses of such black holes usually vary from 5 to several tens of solar masses), then the tidal forces of the black hole will rupture the spacecraft together with the camera on approach. This is due to the fact that the inhomogeneity of the gravitational field of such a black hole increases strongly as it approaches it. As a result, tidal forces arise inside the solid, caused by this inhomogeneity, and at some point in time, the body (in our case, this is an apparatus with a camera) will simply be torn apart into atoms.
In this case, all that we will see in the video is a black hole accretion disk consisting of a red-hot matter rotating in a circle of a black hole and a completely black ball in the middle — the event horizon.
A more interesting picture will show a camera falling into a supermassive black hole. At first glance, this may seem strange, but the gravitational field of supermassive black holes is much more uniform and therefore a spacecraft with a camera has every chance of reaching the event horizon safe and sound.
Simulation of falling into a black hole
As the camera falls into the black hole’s gravitational well, its angle of view will begin to decrease until all the light from the universe degenerates into a small blue dot, at the moment of passing the event horizon even this point will disappear and complete darkness will come.
After the camera crosses the event horizon, it will apparently continue shooting, but the signal transmitted by it will never reach us. And it’s also unlikely to wait for the camera to cross the event horizon: it will take billions of years.
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In short — no, this is not true, however, depending on the relative position of the Earth and Mars, the amount of fuel required for the flight may differ significantly. Approximately once every one and a half years, the most optimal conditions for a flight to Mars arise, and these optimal conditions are so much better than all others that any other time for sending spacecraft to Mars is simply not considered.
There are several possible trajectories for a flight on the Earth-Mars route, and not all of these trajectories imply a start from Earth, when the Earth and Mars are relatively close to each other, for example, in some flight trajectories on the Earth-Mars-Earth route, gravity assist is used around Venus, therefore the position of Venus influences the dates of the starting window to the same extent.
Return missions to Mars, however, are a matter of the future. Now probes and rovers are sent to Mars in one direction, and for such a flight, the launch should really take place when Mars and Earth are quite close.
Mars and Earth reach their closest approach at times called oppositions or oppositions. However, spacecraft are not launched precisely at moments of confrontation.
They are trying to send the spacecraft along a trajectory that requires the least possible amount of fuel. Best suited for this is the so-called.
Thus, our goal is for Mars to be at the same point as our spacecraft. The period of the Homan orbit is 520 days, but since the spacecraft travels only half the orbit, this means that the journey to Mars will have to take 260 days. The orbital period of Mars is 687 days, i.e. in 260 days Mars will travel an angular distance of 136 degrees, while our spacecraft will travel 180 degrees. This means that in order for the spacecraft and Mars to meet, the launch must take place when Mars is 44 degrees ahead of Earth (180-136 = 44). In practice, this means that we have to launch a rocket with a spacecraft about 3 months before Mars and Earth are in opposition.
The above reasoning refers to ideal conditions that do not always arise. First, the spacecraft rarely moves along a pure Homan trajectory, since the orbital planes of the Earth and Mars are tilted at an angle of 1.85 degrees, which requires additional maneuvers. Therefore, in practice, the start time and flight duration may differ from Goman’s.
In addition, there is a three-pulse scheme for launching spacecraft to other planets of the solar system called MEGA (Moon and Earth Gravity Assist).
The essence of this scheme is that the spacecraft is launched into a geostationary orbit, where the engines make an impulse that increases the apogee of the spacecraft’s orbit and sends it to a point beyond the Moon. At the apogee, the impulse of the guiding apparatus is again made back to the Earth in such a way that on its way it made gravitational maneuvers near the Moon and the Earth and gained additional speed. Finally, at the perigee of the orbit, the engines make the third impulse of the directing apparatus to a transitional trajectory to Mars or another planet.
This approach was used during the launch of the Japanese probe Nozomi to Mars. Unfortunately, the gravity assist near Earth did not go as expected by the Japanese scientists, and as a result, the probe was almost lost.
Fascinating 2019 passed under the sign of preparation for the launch of the serial production of a new generation of K5 K5 soda trucks.
If you look at the KAMAZ-54901 from the global position of the car market, the fact that the product in the production range of domestic auto giant will appear, the technological level of which is comparable to the current model number of a large European «seven» cannot but cause positive and even pride. Let’s look at the new truck from other positions.
As you know, a new generation framework for the production of a new generation carcass was opened in May. Note that the new cabin is the most important detail of the image of the truck. After all, the problem of Kamaz’s cabin is well known to everyone.
So, the new Cabin «Fruit» of the collaboration of the KAMAZ plant and the German automaker Daimler AG. Frame index — SFTP (like the fourth generation ACTROS). It is made on the above mentioned enterprise, which is located on the territory of PJSC «KAMAZ».
After welding and coloring, the base of the future truck cabin acquires a set of outdoor panels and an interior that determines the appearance or KAMAZ of the newest generation K5, or Mercedes-Benz Actros MP4.
Family of Cabin CA5 CA5 includes 7 options: short F1A with high tunnel and F1S with low tunnel, long F1D with high tunnel and F1T with low tunnel; High F1E with a high tunnel and F1i with a low tunnel and, finally, a premium ultra-high F1H with a low tunnel for a trunk tractor.
But the cabin, although a separate «song», only an integral part of the new domestic truck.
In the creation of capacity for new products and the introduction of progressive technologies for the manufacture of a car and its components, all major production are involved. Large-scale changes touched the presses and frame plant of the Kamsky Auto Giant. For example, a new line for the production of fuel tanks with robotic cells is launched. The framework of the frame color is completed by the second layer. Modernized powder coating line on receivers. Also, a translation of the 4th line of coloring shop No. 1 is stained for the chassis details.
In connection with the beginning of the production of a new generation, the truck will have to conceptually change the technology of the frame assembly, dismantle the old line, and otherwise build a stream on a new line: «Production of framework parts — color — assembly» to avoid necrossments between the details.
And on the released areas it is planned to implement a new promising project «Compass» — assembling light delivery trucks.
Notable changes occur at the motor factory. Recall that the new generation of KAMAZ will establish the long-purpose turbodiesel KAMAZ-910.12-450. This is also the «fruit» of collaboration of Kamsky auto giant with the German-Swiss concern Liebherr. The Liebherr 946 engine was taken as the basis, manufactured since 2012. The engine design is largely similar to the solutions of other European manufacturers. The layout is 6 cylinders in a row, separate GBC with 4 valves per cylinder, drive timing gears from the flywheel side. The dimension of the CPG is 130×150 mm, the operating volume is 11,946 cm3. The engine has a cast iron block of cylinders, «wet» sleeve, power supply system with Common Rail fuel frame. The range of power settings from 380 to 550 liters. p., Maximum torque indicators 1700-2540 N.M.
On all technological flows of production of r6 r6 engines for generation Trucks, special attention is paid to ensuring stable quality and the implementation of methods of statistical processes.
In the course of 2019, the crankshaft processing line, turning, and dubberry equipment is launched. In addition, in the framework of digitalization, equipment began to connect in 119th and in the 201st workshops to monitor the status of the machines, their loading. There is a new joint project of the motor assembly plant and the engine factory to increase the capacity of the front axles for the new generation of KAMAZ cars, which also provides for the development of the production of the hub node with a non-serving bearing. With its introduction, the car is guaranteed mileage 1.2 million km without TO-2.
The blacksmith plant mastered the manufacture of a new, enhanced front axle beam for promising cars KAMAZ. A robotic cell will also appear here: they purchased a special machine for processing the front axle beam, equipment for the hub, fist, washing installation.
Today, the KAMAZ enterprise differs from other Russian enterprises with a high level of digitalization of processes, as for different vectors of the company’s work. If we talk about the technological center (shopping center), then one of the successful projects implemented in conjunction with Siemens can be considered a system for planning, monitoring and carrying out technological preparation of production. It is embedded in TeamCentre, a solid solution was found: designers are design, technologists are planning — immediately goes digitizing processes. Binding to each notice allows you to monitor, track the situation for each car.
Preparation for the release of a fundamentally new generation of Kama trucks is completed, it remains a bit to wait, when the mass production of the most advanced and advanced family of domestic trucks will begin.
The situation around the Chinese brand of cars Lifan again becomes rumored about the care of the brand.
A few days ago, the car section of the Mail.Ru portal told an interesting story about the fate of this Chinese brand. Here is a summary of what Internet portal wrote. Restarting Lifan on the Russian market is somewhat strange. It turns out that the Chinese plants of this brand have already been stopped by …
The general place has become that the Chinese do not go to Chinese cars! In sales leaders Foreign models, and Lifan is no exception. Of course, cars of national Chinese brands become better, modern and safer, but such evolution is instantly reflected in cost. And instead of buying a Chinese brand car, the average Chinese chooses Volkswagen, Honda or Chevrolet. So explained the situation in the Chinese market.
But the thing is that under the term phrase «Chinese brands» are hiding completely different brands. The average Russians are unlikely to call such difficult names as Jiangann, Linktour, Zhidou or Hanteng? But Lifan’s well-known compatriots are from the same deck of brands that the Chinese themselves do not buy. Last year, Chinese motorists acquired only 58 thousand cars of Lifan brand. According to the standards of a 28 million internal car market, the resulting result, frankly, is very and quite modest, if not to say something breaking. What will be more objectively.
Journalists of the publication as a whole very naughtyly appreciated the fate of this brand. Judge for yourself. «It was Lifan who was the first victim of a broken crisis. In any case, the company’s factories are stopped as a few months — the release of cars will get out and, apparently, will never resume, «says the portal.
This information Mail.Ru, in turn, told Chinese journalists, and then confirmed now former Lifan employees. But when to evaluate the renovation of this brand announced recently on the Russian market? The automotive audience was openly announced: at least sales of the X70 Parketnik will resume. Everything is simple. It turns out that several thousand cars are collected in Chongqing! All of them are in different degrees of readiness, but the most complete completion is completed to send to export. Including in Russia.
In China, the sale of Lifan cars are cooled. This confirms statistics. From the reports of the Chinese Association of Automobiles (CAAM) in September of the current year, the owners found 123 «Lifan», and in October only 6 … to understand the situation: in China, the car dealers call the first months of the autumn «gold» and «silver», because customers are traditionally Come on after summer holidays, and at the same time they look after and buy new cars.
The car portal will eventually summarize. And even the active export of cars to where people need an inexpensive technique, did not help. The result is natural: only the strongest will survive in the Chinese automotive industry. And the fall of «Lifan» is just the beginning. To clarify the situation with journalists were sent letters.
But the answer came immediately, however, not a letter, but to publish a popular Internet resource. And not somewhere published, but in the most important Russian newspaper.
The Russian office Lifan commented on the unpleasant situation around the brand. Allegedly threatens bankruptcy and, in fact, the disappearance with the car market. Meanwhile, in the Moscow office of Lifan, information about the financial position of the company called inaccurate.
Representatives of the brand stressed that Lifan did not sell one of the factories, but passed the plot under it in favor of the state, and also implemented part of real estate. These operations brought over 10 billion yuan (about 100 billion rubles), which are planned to be sent to the strengthening of the car production segment.
At the same time, the company recognized that the main areas of business for Lifan Industry are the production of engines, motorcycle and power equipment. They bring main income. So, in 2018, the sale of motorcycles brought more than 180 million yuan gross profits. But «Despite the stopping of one of the plants for the production of cars, due to the transfer of the land plot in favor of the state, the company is ready to continue production in other production sites.»
Exporting machines in Lifan Industry is called traditional priority. Indeed, the company has developed a global production and sales network for many years. Part of the enterprises also experiences problems. But there are positive news. In Uruguay, cars are renewed — together with Brilliance.
At the same time, Russia remains a priority market for Lifan Industry, and brand awareness, brand confidence among buyers, a wide dealer network and quality of service is a foundation that will allow the company to return their positions. Confident in the Russian office Lifan.
Once again it is promised that the sales of the Lifan X70 crossover will be resumed in Russia. Now the deck is the end of December. Later, the restart will happen to the MYWAY model. To import 7-seater crossovers from China, it is also planned to receive the OTTS. Support for official brand dealers continues in full within compensation and bonus programs, — emphasized in the Moscow office of Lifan.
This precedent happened literally for the past week. Of course, every motorist himself will decide to communicate whether to communicate with the Chinese brand or to draw a look at other car brands. It’s like a roulette. Either you will get to use a reliable and inexpensive car, but at the same time you will not hang a medal for decent behavior and help during the crisis of the Chinese automaker.
Replaced by the leadership of the German car concern Volkswagen about a year and a half ago changed the global control system of the automotive company. For the activities of the Group in each region of the world outside Europe, only one of the major brands belonging to the VOLKSWAGEN AG structure will be responsible.
Such decentralization of management will speed up decision-making within one region, and in the end the German giant will be more flexible and efficient. Per
And here we come to the most interesting.
It turns out that the Czech company Skoda was appointed curator of the Russian Federation.
Now the Czech brand chooses the direction of the development of the Volkswagen concern and decide on the withdrawal (or not output) of new models of all brands that are included in the Volkswagen group.
In addition, Skoda has become a curator of a very specific car market of India. Here on the shoulders of the Czech concern lay the implementation of the India 2.0 project, which involves the creation of local models for the specific needs of the local market.
One and a half years have passed, and it is natural to ask a question, and what has changed, what approaches to the work of a German concern and all subsidiary brands are confessed in his Czech division in their activities in the Russian market and whether they give results.
Our channel carefully read in an interview with the head of Skoda in Russia Yana Prakhazki Internet portal Mail.Ru. What did we hear?
At first there were flattering words about the Russian motorist. Is it different from the European?
That is why cars that the Czech automaker sells in Russia, in its philosophy, no difference from those produced in Europe. And if there is any difference, then in the trifles, they are associated with more severe weather conditions in the country, and, accordingly, lead to small refinements: the larger tank capacity with a washer, more powerful windshield heating and so on.
Such a comparison of the Czech top manager can be viewed from two positions.
Large and niche
Why not start the production of Skoda Superb in Russia? After all, big sedans are well bought here: an example of Toyota Camry and Kia Optima confirms. (Recall that Superb car D-class and the largest in the model line of the Czech mark). Yang, Karakaya said that the cost of localizing the production of this model in the Russian Federation was calculated several times. And as a result, the Czechs said goodbye to this idea — the local production of Superb in Russia. Making this car in Russia for Skoda is economically unprofitable. Currently, the Czech automaker prefer to emphasize efforts in other, more sought-after segments. (Recall that Skoda and Volkswagen are in search of a place for the plant, where they will produce both SuperB and VW Passat).
The Czech top manager also noted that it is not planned to return to Russia niche machines: RS sports versions, «off-road» Octavia Scout, all-wheel drive versions of Octavia. There is no economic meaning in Russia in Russia due to their small sales — the word «niche» is key here. And if you bring them from Europe, then by virtue of taxation they are too expensive.
Become leaders of mass
Yang Rube stated that in the Russian market, the Czech brand in the group of leaders. «But we have, what to strive for. According to the results of 2019, Skoda ranked 7th in Russia. On the one hand, this is a good result. But we set themselves a much more ambitious goal. And KaroQ crossover should help us in its implementation. In addition, we do not get closed on SUV. Skoda Rapid and Octavia are well sold, because it is «honest» products: customers who buy such cars always understand what they are getting, «said the head of the brand.
Updated Skoda Rapid and Octavia, apparently, should consolidate last year’s success of the brand, selling which increased by 8%, while the car market of the Russian Federation showed 2% decline.
But still, the main novelty of 2020 is the Czech crossover Skoda Karoq. At the moment, prices are announced only on Karoq in rich versions with a 1.4 l / motor (price from 1,499 thousand rubles). Basic versions of the model are planned to withdraw later.
In the fourth quarter of 2020, the release will begin in Nizhny Novgorod Karoq with an atmospheric gasoline engine 1.6 liters with mechanical, and a little later with an automatic transmission. It is on this model with a 1.6 l engine, which is produced in Kaluga, the main rate is made. This version of the crossover, according to the manager, will be the most popular. The cost of KAROQ 1.6 in the starting configuration Active will be less than 1.3 million rubles.
Yang Crack noted: «We don’t mean the» basic version «concept. Skoda Karoq Active will already have everything necessary: air conditioning, heated armchairs, multimedia system, 4 airbags, stabilization system and help starting on the rise, tire pressure sensors, ISOFIX system, etc. And remember — we have not only fixed configuration. If the client is missing something, then it can be easily ordered, and without overpaying for unnecessary other options. «
Nevertheless, the main principle of the work of the Czech brand on the Russian market was revealed in this part of the monologue. He concerned the youngest model in the line of Czech crossovers. As you know, such a model in Europe is Skoda Kamiq crossover, but it is initially said, in Russia it will not be sold.
But recently, a small crossover Skoda Vision In, which is made specifically for the Indian market, has been demonstrated at the Delhi Auto Show in the Indian Capital Delhi. Will it be presented in Russia?
The head of the Czech brand stopped in detail on this issue and said that it was impossible to take and simply transfer to Russia the production of a car, which was designed for warm countries. Many things will have to change. In addition, this car is equipped with local (Indian) components whose analogues are not on the Russian or in the European market.
The desire to have a third crossover in the range Skoda. «But not yet ready to answer the question about the timing of his appearance. In addition, it is necessary to understand that the «small» now does not always mean cheap. The cost of car production is little depends solely on their size. 20 centimeters of the machine do not have prices. Engine, suspension, security systems, interior decoration, etc. have the price. And discussing the withdrawal of a small crossover, we must first carefully calculate — whether it makes sense, «said Yang swab.
That is, the Czech top manager has hinted for the third time, the low tank of the car market in the Russian Federation in monetary terms, the low solvency of the Russian population does not yet allow to produce in the Russian Federation a large Skoda Superb sedan, nor a small Skoda Visionin crossover nor the charged Octavia versions. Therefore, the main activity of Skoda in Russia is the local production of running models. Disposable to the Russian market What will have demand in the mass segment.
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Germany 191 213
Czech Republic 94 152
Russian Federation 88 609
Britain 75 159
Poland 70 748.
France 37 239
Spain 27 830
Hungary 27 355.
Italy 26 928
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