While corona virus ravages the whole world, the most effective solution is defined as not going out on the street. In the event of going out, it is emphasized that you should stay away from public transport. While it seems to be the safest to use your own vehicle to go somewhere in compulsory situations, the cleaning of your vehicle has become a more important issue than ever.
Before the coronavirus epidemic, our special tools, which we use intensively, can turn into a serious bacterial slot due to both internal and external factors.
In this case, how do the experts list the most effective solutions to us? We suggest you to read our article on this subject.
We can list the most important measures you should know about coronavirus and vehicle cleaning as follows;
Areas we touch with
Our hand touches every point inside the vehicle. However, the door handle, the steering wheel and the tailgate are the areas that we mostly contact. Therefore, these parts should be wiped regularly with strong disinfectants.
Air conditioning maintenance and cleaning
Always replace the pollen filter of your air conditioner with a new one.
Clean the air conditioner pollen filter every 3 months. At the very beginning of the season, at least.
When you turn on the air conditioner, the windows are open for the first five minutes. Do not breathe the first air released when the air conditioner is turned on. Especially don't let children breathe!
Seats, upholstery and mats
Fabric materials such as carpets and armchairs are very convenient areas in which bacteria can live. Therefore, they are the places that contain the most viruses and bacteria in the car. Wash your carpets and seats regularly in your car.
Watch out for the glove box!
Many car owners crumple paper, gasoline plugs and food packaging that they do not use and squeeze them into a torpedo. This causes the tiny, airtight glove box to return to a full bacterial nest. Therefore, stop collecting rubbish in the glovebox. Clean this area often.
Remember that even if you take all these measures; viruses or bacteria never completely disappear!
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While the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic continues to spread rapidly in European countries, many auto companies announced that they temporarily stopped vehicle production for a few weeks. While some of the companies stated that "the pressure of the employees" is the reason for this decision, other companies stated that this is "social responsibility towards the public".
The automobile market in the European Union had already declined by 7.4 percent due to changing regulations, even before the coronavirus outbreak began.
So which auto company has stopped production in this negative picture in Europe? The list is as follows:
Volkswagen closes most factories in Europe
German car giant Volkswagen announced that most of the factories in Europe will be closed for two or three weeks due to coronavirus. Disclosing its annual report, Volkswagen spokesperson Herbert Diess stated that there was a noticeable drop in sales by not giving detailed information about history, and that production would be stopped by Friday.
Volkswagen will stop production at 6 factories in Germany starting Thursday. Studies in Poland, Spain, Slovakia, Portugal and Russia will be frozen.
BMW stops production in Europe and South Africa
Expecting a big drop in sales in 2020, German auto giant BMW director Oliver Zipse announced that due to the coronavirus, production will be stopped both in Europe and South Africa, and that the factories will hit the door until April 19.
Daimler will take a two-week break from their work
German Daimler, which produces trucks and automobiles, will also take a break of most of its work in Europe for at least two weeks. Daimler officials state that they are trying to comply with local, national and international rules. Volskwagen's rival, Daimler, added that there are problems in the supply chain. Daimler stated that economic damage could not be determined yet.
Lamborghini closes its factory in northern Italy
Lamborghini, the famous sports car brand of Italy, announced that it will temporarily close its factory in the north of Italy until 25 March.
Stefano Domenicali, the boss of Lamborghini cars, said it was a social responsibility issue for the public. Domenicali announced that their activities will be restarted when the time comes.
Fiat Chrysler closes its factories until March 27
While the number of casualties in Italy is increasing day by day, Fiat Chrysler announced that production will be stopped at 6 plants in the country. On the other hand, factories in Serbia and Poland will be closed.
Audi workers strike stops production in Brussels
At the Audi plant in Bruges, production has stopped for several weeks since Monday. Based on employee complaints, the authorities decided to suspend production. The unions state that 3 thousand employees work side by side and the risk of the epidemic spreading is quite high.
Ford to stop work starting March 19
Ford will suspend production at its European plants due to a coronavirus outbreak.
The giant automotive manufacturer Ford, based in the United States, has reported that it will suspend production at its factories in Europe from March 19 due to restrictions on the fight against coronavirus.
Ford's statement said the company will be temporarily halted Thursday (March 19th) due to new vehicle and engine production activities at European factories and the new measures taken by governments across the continent to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
Renault stopped production at its 4 plants in Spain. It is stated that approximately 10 thousand people work in these factories. It is stated that one of the factories produces diesel engines.
French PSA group: Peugeot, Citroen, Opel halts production
The French group PSA, which produces Peugeot, Citroen and Opel vehicles after Lamborghini and Fiat, also decided to suspend production across Europe until March 27. It is stated that a total of 15 factories located in different European countries will be closed on different dates. Coronavirus caught up in factories in the city of Mulhouse and Tremery in France.
The automobile market in the European Union had dropped by 7.4 percent due to changing regulations before the coronavirus outbreak began.
Volvo resumed its production there, since the coronavirus slowed down in China. According to the company statement, Volvo's Torslanda, Skovde and Olofstrom plants in Sweden and the South Carolina factory in the USA will be closed from 26 March to 14 April. The company's Ghent factory in Belgium was already temporarily closed.
"The thing that interests us the most is the health of our employees and the future of our business. In my opinion, we do something deeply rooted instead of endless measures for our economy," said Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo Car Group.
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Renault Grubu'nun en çok satan global modeli, Avrupa ve Türkiye'de B-HB segmentinin lideri Clio yenilendi. Yeni otomobil markanın Megane, Talisman, Kadjar modellerindeki tasarım diliyle görünümünü tamamen değiştirdi.
It shows itself from the first moment in the innovation outside the car. The 9.3-inch vertical tablet display, Multisense Driving Experience Technology, the electric parking brake with Auto-hold function are among the features that were introduced to the market with Renault Clio for the first time in the B HB segment.
When we look outside, C profile daytime running lights, which are seen in the compact model of the French brand and in Talisman, are the first details that stand out. Meanwhile, LED headlights will be standard on all hardware levels.
Climbing the bumper design and grille, the Clio is equipped with air deflectors that improve the aerodynamic structure and reduce fuel consumption in the front fender. When we look to the side, the sill trim strips and new rim designs with the CLIO lettering draw attention. The rear door handles are also embedded in the C column.
For now, we do not know which power units will serve in the fifth generation Clio. Our estimate will be the 130-hp version of the 1.3-liter TCe also offered at Dacia Duster and the range of 90 or 115 hp 1.5 dCi diesel engine Clio. 0.9 TCe or 1.0 TCe is considered for the entry level. On the other hand, will be produced in Turkey E-Tech will be expanded with a hybrid engine options. Performance version R.S. on the other hand, the 1.8 TCe we know from Alpine A110 and Megane RS will be used. Our power expectation is around 225 hp. Transmission options will be 5 and / or 6-speed manual and 6-speed EDC.
New Clio, the Joy in Turkey, including Touch and Icon with three trim levels with prices starting from £ 111,000 offered for sale since February 12, 2020. In addition, with e-commerce online sales, 300 customers have the privilege to purchase the new Clio with special opportunities before it is launched.
Peugeot Turkey; Turkey continues its growth in the automotive market shrinking. By the end of November sales ranking fifth in the ascending order, Peugeot SUV segment also bear in my leadership oturdu.kas performing the 8.2% market share Peugeot Turkey, it showed a wonderful performance. Peugeot reached 6.1% market share in the January-November period when the market shrank 28%; It rose to the fifth place in the eighth market in 2018. The Peugeot SUV family, which set off with the statement that “no SUV has gone as far as they are”, has been acclaimed for its design, technology and unique driving pleasure, and became the leader of the SUV segment by the end of November. The segment share of the Peugeot SUV family, which was 9.9% in 2018, increased to 14.8% with 11,485 units as of the end of November.In addition to the leadership of the brand in the SUV segment, Peugeot SUV 3008 also sold in the C-SUV segment with 9,222 sales and 16.5% share. He sat on the leadership seat.
BMW 5 Series 1.6-liter petrol engine began to offer the option. The new 5.20i, launched in August as a make-up, the 1.6-liter turbo gasoline engines used in the 1 and 3 series will serve the most powerful.
The new BMW 520i's make-up turbocharged petrol engine with 1592 cc TwinPower technology produces 170 HP at 5000 to 6000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque from 1500 to 4700 rpm. The new 5.20i weighs 1690 kg, reaching 0 to 100 km / h in 8.7 seconds, with a top speed of 226 km / h. The BMW 5.20i, which consumes 8.7 liters of fuel along the 100 km road in the city, consumes 5.5 liters of fuel outside the city. With these values, the average fuel consumption value of 6.7 liters / 100 km 5.20i'nin new carbon dioxide emission value, 156 gr / km. It is only available with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Turkey Package at 5.20, except for the Comfort and Premium trim levels, optionally Modern Line, Luxury Line and M Sport Line, including 3 offered a different option.
When we observe the interior, we encounter a completely modern world. The color-adjustable lighting system, which covers the interior of the car, including the cross-stitched leather seats, the decorative strip in the center console and the decorative interior of the door, is perfectly designed. Almost every detail of the model can be found in quality soft material. The 10.25-inch multimedia screen is available. It is very simple to control this display with the BMW iDrive controls and is also controlled by touch. In addition, you don't need to press a button to adjust the volume, placing your finger parallel to the screen and turning the sound on and off in a circular motion. The model is manufactured with a craftsmanship that can be called perfect. The front console, which has an inclined structure, increases the feeling of spaciousness. In addition, optional menus on the back of the seat can be used to switch between individual menus via the control.
ssociation (ODD), according to Turkey total market for cars and light commercial vehicles, a decrease of 22.85% was realized in 2019, 479 060 units compared to the previous year. In 2018, the total market reached 620,937 units. In December 2019, passenger car and light commercial vehicle market reached 90,500. 77 706 units in December 2018 with sales of cars and light commercial vehicle market, automotive market arttı.türki rate of 16.46% compared to the 2019 total was close to 60 479 thousand units sold.
Turkey's best-selling passenger car brand, Clio and Megane models 20 times with a total of 60 thousand 668 units, while Renault was the leader in the car segment with sales of 55 thousand 430 units of Fiat Egea. The first 5 models in the list of domestic production is remarkable. Clio was second, Megane was third, Corolla was fourth and Civic was fifth. In the light commercial vehicle, the domestic manufacturer Ford finished the race by far. The second brand in the light commercial sector was Fiat.
Here are the best-selling cars of 2019.