Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Car: 2011 Opel/Vauxhall Antara


Vauxhall’s Antara is looking sharp. These are the first pictures of the facelifted version of the firm’s SUV, which goes on sale next month.

To bring the Antara up to date, Vauxhall has added the firm’s new front grille and Griffin logo, as sported by the Corsa facelift, while SE models get fog lights mounted in leaf-shaped bezels.

New 19-inch alloys and tweaked rear light clusters complete the cosmetic modifications on the outside, while the interior gets extra storage, new trim materials and improved instruments.

Under the bonnet, the SUV gets a new 2.2-litre diesel engine, up from the current, single 148bhp 2.0-litre oil burner. The engine is available in two states of tune, 161bhp or 181bhp, but while power has increased, Vauxhall claims the unit is cleaner than before, although official emissions data hasn't yet been confirmed.

The 161bhp unit comes in front-wheel drive with a six-speed manual transmission only or all-wheel drive with either a manual or six-speed auto gearboxes. The 181bhp engine is four-wheel drive only, but buyers can choose manual or automatic transmissions. All cars benefit from revised spring and damper settings.
Prices for the new Antara start from £19,995, a saving of £2,835 on the outgoing base version.For more details click here.
Thanks to: Auto Express

2011 All-New Jeep Grand Cherokee Released

Like every other manufacturer selling sport utility vehicles these days, parent Chrysler LLC has seen a huge drop off in Jeep Grand Cherokee sales to the tune of a 48% decrease for July 2008 over the same period in 2007. This unprecedented drop has hit Chrysler the most as the company has long been dependent on trucks and SUVs for the overwhelming majority of their sales.

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If you want an off-road vehicle with better fuel economy, consider the Jeep Patriot. It's the least expensive off-roader on the market and provides a 23/28 best-in-class fuel economy rating (when compared only to other off-road SUVs).

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2011 All-New Jeep Grand Cherokee Released

2011-2012 New Jeep Grand Cherokee

No vehicle on the market can really match the off-road prowess of a trail-rated Jeep. But if you’re just interested in spending less and can do without the Jeep’s sophisticated off-road systems and swanky cabin, the Nissan Pathfinder and Ford Explorer will save you a few thousand dollars. However, they both have worse fuel economy (unless you wait for the redesigned 2011 Explorer, which will almost certainly net more miles per gallon).

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Besides the Wrangler, no other name is best equated with the Jeep brand than Cherokee, a model that has led Jeep for the past twenty-five years. Now called the Grand Cherokee, this award winning SUV appeals to the person who wants luxury as well as off-road capability although the Wrangler is best suited for the trail stomping driver.

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2011-2012 New Jeep Grand Cherokee

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ford-Fiesta-Mountune Super luxury Sport car

Aspiring rally fans buckle up, as this is your chance to follow in the footsteps of Mikko Hirvonen, Jari-Matti Latvala or Ken Block. Already offered throughout Europe, the Ford Fiesta R2 rally package has now become available in the U.S. Those that buy the rally-prepped Fiestas will be able to compete in a new championship, called Fiesta Sport Trophy, in the Rally America Series 2WD class, starting from 2011.




Ford will earn credits for brand awareness of their Ford Fiesta as it will come into contact with a wider demographic. For those of you sat at home with nothing to do you can watch all the fun from YouTube which may not be as fun as soaking up the social experience of the musical festivities and events but at least there isn't a clothing policy and you won't get beer thrown in your hair.
Ford-Fiesta-Mountune Super luxury Sport car

new Ford Fiesta with R2 kit

Besides the full R2 kit, there's also going to be a Stage 1 kit, offering drivers a lower-cost entry point. This too features a series of new parts and upgrades, like new ball joints and dampers, more power and a limited-slip differential.

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Ford have also invited YouTube's sister company to the event as well as Google who will circulate the event throughout the company's mobile, search, and contextual advertising networks. Online links have also been set up so that anyone looking for Bonnaroo will likely come across an advert for the weekends festivities and then clearly any of the sponsorship from Ford, but in particular reference to the Ford Fiesta.

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new Ford Fiesta with R2 kit

Friday, November 26, 2010

2011 The Scion xB is also quite powerful

This year's installment of the Chicago Auto Show has seen the launch of great vehicles for the 2008 model year. One of such vehicles introduced to the public at the said event is the all-new 2008 xB from Toyota's marque, Scion.

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If that's not enough to satisfy your inner audiophile, the optional Alpine Premium stereo adds a different faceplate with a touchscreen interface and a knob that combine to mimic an iPod's controls. A series of buttons makes switching among the seven different audio sources easy. Also included with the Alpine system is HD radio, a "media expander" that improves the sound quality of digital music files and additional RCA outputs for further expandability. A navigation system and a back-up camera can also be added to the upgraded stereo.

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2011 The Scion xB is also quite powerful

2011 The Scion xB Sport Wagon 4D

While the xB is naturally a big draw with practicality-minded buyers, Scion hasn't lost sight of its original mission to be a hip, funky brand for hip, funky youngsters. For 2010, that means improving the standard and optional stereo systems. The factory-installed Pioneer stereo gets a new faceplate that provides a large display screen and a multipurpose control knob designed for use with the standard iPod interface. A new RCA output allows owners to plug in an aftermarket subwoofer

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Consumer Reports' Top 10 Small Cars
  • The Toyota Yaris, a sedan or 2-door or 4-door hatchback
  • The Honda Fit, a 4-door hatchback
  • Toyota Motor Corporation's Scion xD, a 4-door hatchback
  • The Honda Civic coupe
  • The Honda Civic sedan
  • Toyota's Scion xB, a boxy wagon
  • The non-turbo Subaru Impreza, a sedan or wagon
  • The Mazda3 sedan
  • The Toyota Corolla, a sedan
  • The Hyundai Elantra wagon
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2011 The Scion xB Sport Wagon 4D

Detail Pictures Alfa Romeo Milano

It's hard to be sure of anything in today's dire global economy, especially in the car business. Take Chrysler.

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America's weakest automaker went through bankruptcy and came out in partnership with an Italian automaker. Without the restructuring, Chrysler said it wouldn't have lasted through 2009, which meant it wouldn't have been able to take advantage of the life-saving "strategic alliance" with Italy's Fiat Auto.

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Detail Pictures Alfa Romeo Milano

2011 The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG coupe

It is always a welcome addition when a great supercar paves the way to a "convertible" or often named "roadster" version of itself. The market for exotic convertibles and exotic rental convertibles will certainly have room for one more!

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The gearbox is a double clutched affair which works really well. There is a slight delay when you flick the paddles but overall it feels very sharp and responsive. The car is very obviously rear wheel drive. The seating position is very back and harks back to honest, old school GT's and combined with the sharp steering you have total faith in where the front of the car is going to go.

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2011 The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG coupe

Electric cars Volkswagen e-Golf BLUE-motion

The e-Golf’s 30 battery modules – consisting of 180 lithium-ion cells (energy capacity: 26.5 kWh) – are installed in spaces adapted to the vehicle architecture. They can be found in the floor of the bootspace (fully usable cargo capacity: 275 liters), under the rear bench seat and in the centre tunnel of the underbody (between the front seats). A separate air cooling system ensures a constant thermal environment in the battery compartment. The battery modules weigh a total of 315 kilograms.

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The first Volkswagen was actually designed by the already renowned Ferdinand Porsche, with the development of the chassis by Erwin Komenda. This model was designed using wind tunnels and due to this procedure the famous Beetle was born.

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Electric cars Volkswagen e-Golf BLUE-motion

2013-2014 Electric Volkswagen e-Golf coming

After blockage in the sidelines of the Indian market, VW now wants to booty centre stage. The VW Polo has begin reasonable success with 5,000 accepted bookings. The aggregation has jaw bottomward budgets for its advertisements & it additionally afresh active the Jetta & Passat.

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It doesn’t seem that long ago that the folks at Volkswagen were downplaying hybrid technology -- opting, instead, to promote diesel vehicles in their product line that were capable of producing above-average fuel economy.

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2013-2014 Electric Volkswagen e-Golf coming

2011 The Acura-TSX Sport-Wagon

The four cylinder engine in the automobile is very similar to the 2009 model. The 201 horsepower engine is slightly less powerful than the 2008 model engine, which produced 205 horsepower. Before 2010, Acura TSX purchasers did not have the option of a V6 engine.

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Two different engine choices are available, a more subdued four cylinder engine and a more powerful six cylinder version. The V4 engine is a 2.4 Liter with 201 HP while the V6 puts out 280 hp and 254 lb feet of torque. The V4 engine gets 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the freeway while the V6 receives 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the freeway. The V6 is pretty fast and goes from 0-60 in just 5.9 seconds.

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2011 The Acura-TSX Sport-Wagon

Detail Review The 2011 Acura TSX V6

Acura is well renowned for producing premium vehicles with an athletic flair and the TSX is no different. 2010 will be the first time that the TSX will be available on the market with a more robust six cylinder engine. On top of that, it received a slight makeover with a revamped front grille and it's better looking than ever. The front fenders and xenon headlights serve to enhance the car's aggressive and fearless looks. This vehicle comes in two trims; the TSX base model and the TSX V6. The base model comes with 17" alloy wheels while the V6 sports a bolder set of 18" wheels. The TSX is a compact vehicle that includes a myriad of premium amenities and value for its price.

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For those people looking for more push out of their vehicle, a V6 engine is available. The TSX V6 engine is a 3.5 liter VTEC engine which produces 280 horsepower. The V6 engine also produces 254 pound feet of torque. Considering the power of the 2010 vehicle, it gets surprisingly good fuel efficiency. In the city, the TSX V6 gets 18 miles per gallon. On the highway it gets 27 miles per gallon. Unlike the four cylinder engine option, the TSX V6 is only available with the five speed automatic transmission.

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Detail Review The 2011 Acura TSX V6

Thursday, November 25, 2010

New Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI

Yet despite all of this performance, the Audi is also very thrifty in the fuel economy department. The Environmental Protection Agency has rated the Q5 at eighteen miles per gallon in city driving, and twenty-three miles per gallon in highway driving. And lest we forget that this is a crossover vehicle, the Audi Q5 has the ability to tow four thousand four hundred pounds when properly fitted. The Audit Q5 is a well-rounded vehicle that has a variety of abilities for the the active driver.

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New Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI
Expected delivery dates to dealers are late Summer 2008 for Europe, and early 2009 in North America as a 2009 year model. Future powertrain options for the United States market have yet to be announced.

2011-2012 The Audi Q5

The engine utilizes a dual overhead cam valve train that requires premium unleaded gasoline. All of this power is shifted through a 6 speed automatic transmission with the "tiptronic" feature that is fed to all four wheels through Audi's "quattro" all wheel drive system. The Audi Q5 powerplant is able to push the crossover through the quarter mile in fifteen and one half seconds at a maximum speed of ninety-three miles per hour. The engine also returns a zero to sixty acceleration time of seven and one-tenth seconds.

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Those are based on their computer graphic card technology. This technology is also used in scientific computers because the chips are potentially 20 times faster than Intel's pentium processors. One of them will be the base for the new MMI system, allowing generation of smooth map transitions when driving. With the technology a 3D orientation map with true-to-scale terrain and photo realistic depictions of key landmarks is made possible in cars for the first time. Finally with the new system Audi implements features including USB storage media (iPod and MP3), satellite radio and blue tooth.

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2011-2012 The Audi Q5