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Friday, September 30, 2011

Hyundai launched 10-speed transmission car in 2014

Auto News: You've probably heard a car with seven-speed automatic transmission, or even eight. Hyundai plans to raise the bar by introducing the 10-speed automatic transmission in 2014.

Hyundai Motor Group, the parent company of Hyundai and Kia, ready to design a car with 10-speed automatic transmission cars. This plan in an effort to reduce fuel consumption in the larger car models.

Development of the transmission will be part of Hyundai's product strategy in developing the main components in the global automotive market.

According to a Bloomberg report, the president of Hyundai Motor Group, Park Seong Hyon, said transmission is being designed specifically for luxury models, and will join the line-up variant of Hyundai in 2014.

Candidates for possible variants that are designed with 10-speed transmission is the Hyundai Genesis and Equus sedans, or may also be done on the variant MCH

Previously, Mercedes-Benz last year had announced it is designing a car with a 9-speed automatic.


BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Released Next Year

Cars Reviews: Manufacturers are ready to plan BMW ActiveHybrid 5 series to enter the production phase. The presence of BMW ActiveHybrid 5 to shift the position of the X6 ActiveHybrid which has 480 hp V8 Hybrid power because of lack of demand.

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 combines TwinPower engine 3.0 liter Turbo inline six-cylinder engine with an electric drive system and transmission system juxtaposed eight-speed automatic. The electric motor is capable of producing 55 hp and if accumulated with the power of the engine can generate power of 340 hp.

Unfortunately, the German manufacturer does not specify how the fuel efficiency figures. BMW has limited the mere mention of between 6.4 and 7.0 liters per 100 km (44-40 mpg).

While carbon dioxide (CO2) is removed BMW ActiveHybrid 5 machine is at 149 grams/kilometer. There is the possibility of fuel efficient vehicles and environmentally friendly it will enter the automotive market early next year.


SUV are safer than other types of cars

Auto News: A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) showed, that the car with a variant Sport Utility Vehicle and pickups, are safer for passengers in case of accidents.

In the IIHS study, the result that the SUV cars is more dangerous in a crash than a sedan or minivan.

This finding also suggests that car manufacturers have made great progress in designing a car in the last ten years. Another result of it is the SUV into a car safer.

IIHS comparing mortality data for vehicles in 2000 and 2001 and vehicles of the same age in 2008 and 2009. The result, SUV deaths accident was 44 to 16 million cases.

These vehicles have a crumple zone compatible and structure protection is better, because the car is much higher. In side collisions, the bumper of the SUV parallel to the window of a sedan. Nearly 81 percent of SUVs have a bumper that is compatible.

The size and weight is the key. Smaller and lighter vehicles will result in an adverse risk of a collision with a large vehicle, said IIHS as reported autoevolution on Friday September 30, 2011.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

2014 Toyota Supra exotic sports car concept

Concept Cars: Toyota showed a manifestation of the latest generation of Toyota Supra that will be present in 2014. Toyota Supra is an exotic sports car made by Toyota.

As reported by autoevolution on Thursday September 29, 2011. Toyota Supra launched in 2014, will use a series of products Mk IV. New Supra sports car ready to compete with others who had earlier appeared.

Supra for the future, much nicer than the previous generation. The interface will look more exotic and sporty,  said Andreas Fougner, Supra Designers 2014.

Furthermore, the plan will use this sports car has a Toyota Supra V6 engine with additional power from the turbocharger. Still rely on the rear wheels as a major driver of this car.

In addition, these 2014 Supra Designers say that the future Supra is more to the Audi R8 and the FT-86 using the base concept as a reference basis. However, there are distinguishing, namely in terms of folds and shape of the exterior and interior.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Subaru XV ready to market in the U.S.

Auto News: Subaru finally revealing the car being new to the class Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), the Subaru XV. The new car comes in several countries besides Europe and Asia, is also planned soon pave the United States.

As reported by autoevolution on Thursday September 29, 2011 Subaru XV will begin integrated in the U.S. under Impreza brand. And the fastest plan was launched in mid 2012.

Regarding the Japanese manufacturer’s exterior Subaru SUV launched in the U.S. is little changed from the XV that will be launched in several European countries and Asia.

Subaru XV Interior designs seem more exclusive design that uses hexagonal grille and headlight models with an eagle eye and a modern-designed wheel designs. And on the cabin, Subaru designing more comfortable.

In addition, Subaru also offers three engine options to the Subaru XV which can not be released in the near future. However, that would be offered with 1.6-liter gasoline type and 2.0-liter and 2.0-liter diesel.


Toyota's sales increased significantly after the Japan tsunami

Auto News: Since the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, Toyota's sales had declined. A few months after the incident, especially Toyota's sales in the United States returned to normal and even increased significantly.

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) said, after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan some time ago had badly for Toyota's worldwide sales. Lack of supplies being sent to some countries has become the main alibi.

As reported by Autonews on Wednesday September 28, 2011 Toyota's U.S. sales overall truck and sedan both returned to normal in September and is expected to increased in October. Section, The New Camry is currently the favorite cars in the U.S.

As information, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last March 11, 2011, making Toyota delaying the entire process of production, including halting production of the Prius hybrid and Lexus. This makes Toyota's sales decline of up to 7.8%.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ford F150 Raptor SVT more powerful with extra passenger capacity

Cars Reviews: Ford Motor Company introduces the Model Ford F-150 Raptor SVT facelift. Double cabin pickup trucks are more powerful and extra passenger capacity.

2011 F150 new Ford Raptor now uses the 6.2-liter V6 engine that produces power as the standard 411 hp and peak torque of 586 Nm. It's bigger than the 91 hp 5.4 liter V8 engine used on the Raptor 2010. V8 engine was now a block of steel with aluminum head which is the result of refinement of the engine used in Ford Super Duty pickup.

Other differences, available options SuperCrew cab form after making wheelbase 305 mm overall length increases. Due to the use of triple-bypass shock absorbers alerts Fox Racing, also increases the width of 178 mm compared to the F-150 standard. Size 35-inch production tire BFGoodrich All-Terrain TA/KO 315/70-17 make the Raptor is more frightening figure.

To demonstrate the enormity of his skin behind, Ford also gave the graphics a touch more macho the Ford F-150 Raptor. Choice of new colors, Metallic Silver Ingot, coupled with splashes of mud-style graphic accents to reinforce the impression of a true adventurer.

Inside the cabin, there is a size 4.2-inch LCD screen on the instrument panel. Monitor who's adopted the Super Duty will show various information ranging from off-road capability and towing to the steering wheel rotation angle and driving mode. All menus can be accessed via a five-over button on the steering wheel.

Ford F150 pickup trucks SVT Raptor durability is also no question anymore. Ford's engine development team has done an endurance test on this car, including 100 km traveled repeatedly in hot weather conditions in the desert. This was done to simulate conditions steel 1000 rally.


Monday, September 26, 2011

New Nissan Juke with GT-R engine Juke Godzilla

Cars Reviews: A modification of the Nissan car Europe division by assembling new Nissan Juke Godzilla GT-R uses the engine from the Nissan GT-R. The result, a large machine that has a Juke.

Nissan to extreme changes in the Juke, by adding a GT-R engine with 480 horsepower power. Juke Godzilla GT-R engine power is the output of the twin-turbo V6 engine 3.8-liter.

A source says Juke Godzilla can accelerate from speed 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds. This supercar is also used consistently and ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive.

Nissan Juke Godzilla GT-R will also have aerodynamic modifications. This should be done considering the speed of the car above the average.

The project is expected to be completed in recent months, and Juke Godzilla will make its debut later this year.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Volkswagen Phaeton will be marketed in 2015

Concept Cars: Volkswagen has prepared a new concept car that Volkswagen Phaeton. This car is scheduled to present at 2015 and will enliven the world automotive market.

However, this is still just a concept car that was poured through pictures and has spread in several online media in Germany.

As reported by autoevolution on Sunday September 25, 2011, the new Volkswagen car comes with a design that is very elegant and practical. This car is designed with a different length and Volkswagen cars previously issued.

With this type of sedan car coupe Volkswagen is claimed as a competitor to Audi A6 and Audi A8 E-tron in the future. With a four-cylinder with a hybrid engine, this car is ready to be a competitor Audi.

Regarding the interior and exterior design is more detail, Volkswagen still keep it secret. The reason this car is still in the planning stages and will be present in 2015.

But Volkswagen promised before entering production, specifications and price of this car will first be published for community Volkswagen lovers around the world.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Magic features at Mercedes Benz SLK350

A successful advanced features developed by Mercedes Benz car manufacturer that is Magic Sky Control features. These features are now pinned on the Mercedes Benz SLK350 as an electronic roof. How to use the word magic?

Do not be funny with the word magic. Magic is in terms of changing the color of roof into a dark glass so that one cannot be seen from above. Could well be more intimate in the car.

As quoted from the official website of Daimler on Friday September 23, 2011 the magic sky control features can change the roof color from light to dark by touching one button on the passenger cabin.

Color change in just a few seconds only, with a passenger cabin that formerly could light is dark in an instant. Mercedes Benz SLK350 claims these features can reduce excessive ultraviolet light into the passenger cabin.

At least it can reduce up to 10 percent of ordinary window film. With this condition the passenger cabin feels cooler, fun is not. In a trial conducted by engineers Mercy in Death Valley, California, USA that has a heat of 1,000 to 1100 square feet W, the feature is capable of reducing heat as much as 200 W into the passenger cabin.

As information of this sophisticated roof work when electric current flows through the glass. When electrified, the particles within the glass will stand upright on a regular basis so that light can enter.

But when not energized electric power, glass particles in it will turn into irregular ultimately impenetrable to light.


2013 Porsche 911 generation is more powerful

Concept-Cars: The latest generation of 2013 Porsche 911 was officially introduced by Porsche some time ago. However, there is a contrast to the Porsche 911 that will be introduced for 2013. Porsche car is claimed to be much more powerful compared with 911 previously.

As reported by autoevolution on Friday September 2011 German sports car manufacturer has been paired with the latest generation of Porsche 911 boxer engine with a capacity of 3.4 liter inline 6 cylinder engine capable of generating power up to 350hp.

By having such machines, the latest generation of Porsche 911 is capable of running up to 100 km/hour in 4.4 seconds and 4.2 seconds when using the optional Sport Chrono Package features Launch Control.

In addition, this car has also been introduced in Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 which was held in Frankfurt, Germany some time ago. And this car has also been tested acceleration at the legendary circuit, Nurburgring, Germany.

Furthermore, this latest generation 911 also has a lower suspension than the 20 mm long which makes the ability with the 2013 Porsche 911 GT3.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

The new Audi Q7 with 350 kg lighter body

Auto News: So far, manufacturers prefer to make a car with a large size and heavy weight, but it seems that Audi will try another step. Peter Schwarzenbauer, Audi's Chief of Global Marketing, says the manufacturer is intended to streamline their flagship SUV new Audi Q7 generation.

According caranddriver on Thursday September 22, 2011, Audi will simplify all of its products in the future. In the future, Audi will use four sets of aluminum rings on the suspension to lower the weight of the car.

New Audi Q7 vehicle will be about 350 pounds thinner. "This figure would make the new Audi 14 percent lighter than existing models, wrote the page.

Q7 In addition, other models will also experience weight loss. Two models of the A6 sedan and A7 have done the same thing by using 20 percent aluminum. Audi Indonesia on the page mentioned type 3.0 TFSI quattro Audi Q7 weighs approximately 2355 pounds.

Of course, we are just waiting for a light weight if this will affect the future performance of the latest Audi Q7. And, hopefully, also can relieve the price.


BMW X4 rumored is ready to be produced

Auto-News: In an interview with Auto Motor and Sport, Chief Executive Officer of BMW, Norbert Reithofer AG said it will produce the latest generation of BMW. The BMW X4 the plan has been prepared to complement the world automotive market demand.

As reported Worldcarfans on Thursday September 22, 2011 BMW X4 was produced in addition to complement the automotive market, is also prepared to overtake the legendary success of the X6 globally.

BMW X4 would eventually have a body with a length of 4.65 meters with a combined engine variants of the X3 and have a power ranging from 184hp to 306hp. And is also equipped with four-wheel drive system, automatic start-stop, head-up display, and voice control.

Later, the latest model Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) BMW X4 will be at the top level after the BMW X3 and X6 are below levels that sold well in the market. And later, the car began to be marketed to the public from early 2014.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Final test for the 2013 Chevrolet Colorado generation

Concept Cars: Asian markets became one of the most important targets for Chevrolet in developing the business, in addition to Europe and America. 2013 Chevrolet Colorado pickup to prepare the more serious, which is entering final testing stages in Thailand.

2013 Chevrolet new Colorado appearance was leaking, after being caught parking in a shopping center in Bangkok. Chevy Colorado is produced in Rayong, and Thailand became the first market objective variant of this pickup.

Colorado lineup featured model 2013 is a five passenger car with a pickup concept. General Motors claims this car is fuel efficient, to capitalize Duramax diesel four-cylinder engine.

Chevrolet Colorado Chief Engineer Roberto Rempel and testing team has lived in Thailand for developing 2013 Chevrolet Colorado generation. They want to ensure that the 2013 Colorado can meet the needs of local markets in Southeast Asia.

The hard work has been done for this program, and we are very pleased with the outcome. It is world-class trucks are able to attract buyers not only concentrated in Southeast Asia, but worldwide, said Rempel.

The range of machines to Colorado in 2013 slightly reduced by inserting the 2.5-liter diesel engine and 2.8-liter, which uses overhead cams, turbocharging and aluminum cylinder heads.


Honda ready to produce latest Honda NSX Supercar

Concept Cars: Honda plans to launch a supercar will soon be realized. Honda launched the initial production plan of the latest Honda NSX.

As reported by Autocar, President and CEO of Honda Takanobu Ito said at the Frankfurt Auto Show 2011, that project to assemble the New NSX have a green light. Ito added that the work has begun.

New Honda NSX will use a customized line with economic trends that are popular in the automotive world today. This shows that the car will depend on the ratio of power and weight of the car to improve performance.

You can not depend on a high output power to call a Honda NSX supercar. The latest Honda NSX 2012 is a car with high power and should also be combined with a good driving performance. NSX using aluminum materials, we do not want to cheat a Ferrari, but also the pursuit of efficiency fuel, said an executive resource.

Honda has made some effort to show the Honda supercar. In 2003, Japanese automakers are bringing the concept of HSC, which is now converted into NSX 2012.


2013 Ford Fusion hybrid using a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine

Concept Cars: In Europe is very rare to see a mid-size sedan that uses a 1.6 liter four cylinder engine. Ford's trial kicked off by offering a 2013 Ford Fusion using the 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine.

Inside Ford News As written, the results were not disappointing. The resulting output engine like the V6 engine. As the engine uses direct injection and turbocharging, 1.6 liter EcoBoost power capable of producing around 180 horsepower.

2013 Ford Fusion hybrid with four-cylinder is more than enough. Just need to increase capacity and be able to choose the 2.0 liter EcoBoost unit. Units that have been offered for the Explorer 2012 and Edge 2012. The machine will produce 247 hp and torque output of about 270 lb-ft 366 Nm.

Ford will not only rely on downsizing engines to reduce fuel consumption at 2013 Ford Fusion. The company was inspired by the European automotive market, where machines with economical version of the already flooded with all kinds of tweaks to improve efficiency.

This vehicle will also offer features such as start-stop engine and active front grille that will close it when the car passes a certain speed in an effort to reduce the drag coefficient. 2013 Ford Fusion will be present in particular at the Detroit Auto Show next year.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jaguar Land Rover British Factory Expansion in the UK

Auto News: Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) that is part of the Tata Group will expand by building new factories in the East, Midlands, England. Thus it will become the fourth country JLR and the establishment of production facilities as well as efforts to reduce dependence on the component which is the owner of JLR Ford before.

As reported by caradvice on Tuesday September 20, 2011, Jaguar Land Rover was invest 400 million pounds, and will hire 2000 new employees as well as 1200 new jobs at the other businesses associated with the supplier. When the plant as planned will stand in Wolver Hampton and can operate within two years.

Establishment of new plants will not only increase the Jaguar Land Rover British economically, but also will become part of one form of political impetus for the government to a coalition to improve the aspect of increasing the country's economy.

The new plant has not been officially announced, but the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) claimed that the plant will produce new engines. That way the plant will be the rival Ford who had been supplying engines for various models.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Engine specifications Honda 2012 CR-V

Concept Cars: In July the official Honda released the first official pictures of the Concept cars 2012 Honda CR-V. The detail shows how the model of generation crossover is a Japanese manufacturer.

Honda 2012 CR-V concept is a variant of crossover is quite phenomenal, having scored hits in the global automotive market. Naturally, if the presence of the Honda 2012 CR-V Thursday, just waiting for consumers around the world.

The discussion here is not to talk about the concept of lines. Honda leaked the initial technical specifications for the machine.
Base Honda 2012 CR-V is offered in the United States which is 2.4-liter gasoline engine. Only the engine power has decreased from 180 horsepower to 175 hp figures. There are allegations related to the efficiency of fuel consumption and lower exhaust emissions.

The changes are far greater significance for the European version of the CR-V is a new machine called the New-K25. This is clearly different from other versions. New-K25 engine capacity 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine capable of spitting out 201 horsepower.

Like the new Civic right much criticized, Honda CR-V also will only offer five-speed automatic transmission, rather than the six-speed is now the choice on Friday variants.

The original form of the latest Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013

Cars Reviews: Car manufacturer Hyundai not to be outdone by other global car manufacturers namely by presenting a sports car Hyundai Genesis Coupe facelift.

Original form 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe leaked and spread in cyberspace after a previously tested with a variety of camouflage to disguise the appearance of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013 in August 2011.

As reported by carscoop on Monday September 19, 2011 speed of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe rare 3800 cc V6 engine direct injection and a 2,000 cc engine is maintained.

Only the 3800 cc engine power is now greater power so they can produce 333 horsepower and peak torque of 291 lb-ft. The machine was the same as the previous version of Genesis Coupe. 3800 cc V6 engine is currently only able to catapult power 314 hp and torque of 266 lb / ft.

So if the 3800 cc engine before moving from 0-100 km/h takes 5.8 seconds, mean machine 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe with a few changes to be shorter.

Reasons for not changing the engine due to a combination of iron is still very reliable with 8 speed automatic transmission.

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe model is designed more perfect, with some changes on the front and rear is devoted to the global market.

In the future, including the grille with chrome strips sweetener until the headlights and bumper are sportier. While these photos are now explained if the head lamp using a brighter LED. Other changes include more aggressive designs on the latest alloy rims.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mercedes B-Klasse ready to be marketed in 2013

Auto News: Mercedes Benz introduces the new faces of B-Klasse at the Frankfurt Auto Show 2011. The result, no improvement in the efficiency of the design on the design of new automobiles.

As rumored Auto Week on Saturday September 17, 2011, Mercedes B-Klasse was going back to change for special acclaim from consumers to the United States.

Mercedes Benz B-Klasse will be showcased at the event New York Auto Show 2012, and ready to be thrown into the U.S. market in 2013.

This luxury compact cars brings some changes such as direct injection and turbocharging systems, the new diesel engine, new dual clutch transmission, the new manual transmission and other security systems.

Mercedes Benz B-Klasse gasoline engine come with 1.6-liter composition, as the B 180 with power hp/200Nm 122 and B 200 with power 156 hp/250 Nm. The four-cylinder diesel engine uses a system with 109 B 180 CDI and B 200 CDI hp/250 Nm with power 136 hp/300 Nm.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Toyota Yaris 2012 debut at the Frankfurt auto show

Auto News: As already reported earlier, Toyota showed to the public debut of the Toyota Yaris 2012 generation produced for the European automotive market.

Toyota considering that the city car segment is becoming hits in the European market. For that reason, the new Yaris 2012 finally shown at the Frankfurt Auto Show 2011, with a rousing debut

Sweet appearance of this compact car plus a choice of three different engines. Two gasoline engines use fuel that is 1.0-liter variant of VT-i and 1:33-liter dual VVT-i.

While one other diesel variants with a capacity of 1.4-liter D-4D diesel. In 2012 consumers could also see the Toyota Yaris hybrid version that will use the Hybrid Synergy Drive, with 1.3-liter engine combination units.

New Yaris 2012 is adopting the same design language with the previous view, softer biggest change, is in part a more spacious interior.

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