Friday, January 30, 2015

Mercedes Fable - The classical approach for Super Bowl ad

Only six carmakers scheduled as an advertiser during the Super Bowl in the United States this year, and they are apparently not so secretive eve of kick off. After teasing (tease) world of slots (as an advertiser) a few days ago, Mercedes-Benz is the latest manufacturer to release the full commercial one minute in length for the Super Bowl. This unique advertising modernize the old story about the race between the tortoise and the hare with little power from the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S.

Ad titled Fable, starting as what you might think, the forest teeming with animals that had gathered to watch the race cocky rabbit with a tenacious turtle. Although, it seems that this race has taken place in Germany because the turtle is finally stumbled AMG factory in the jungle and sports car twin-turbo coupe latest.

No matter how, it is not as attractive advertisement advertisement 2013 Super Bowl ad for CLA-Class Mercedes featuring Kate Upton and Willem Dafoe as the devil


Honda refused Takata as a airbag supplier

On January 23, the last one shocking news in the United States where Honda will refuse Takata as a source of air bags for next-generation Accord, and switch to one of the company's competitors were hit by this problem. Both companies have often made headlines since millions of vehicles equipped with air bags Takata recalled recent months, which has an unpleasant tendency to shoot out a sharp piece of glass to consumers.

Measures, as described Reuters, terrible for Takata. Honda is the largest customer of the company, and the Accord represents the most significant product sales, more than a quarter of the company's sales last year. Worse, there are also reports that both the 2016 CR-V and Odyssey will get them out of the air bags Toyoda Gosei and not of Takata again. If true, this means that Takata will lose more than half of Honda cars in the US market.

87K Kia Cerato called back in US

An electrical issue in 2014, Forte (Cerato Kia called in Malaysia) has encouraged Kia and US NHTSA to issue a callback (recall) to 86.880 pieces of vehicles across America.

The problem berpunca than the Kia conditioning fan barrier may be too hot find that melt, which would increase the risk of fire. Apparently, a fire in a train is not a good case, but it is applicable in kebuk combustion engine.

This issue affects units manufactured between December 5, 2012, and April 17, 2014. Owners Forte United States can expect Kia to manage their vehicle to a dealer nearby to get a replacement cooling fan fuse and once for units manufactured between 5 December 2012 and 27 January 2014. The 1.8 liter engined vehicles will also be formatted back their ECU while the works of the fan fuse and run.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Toyota GT86 CS-R3 ready for Rally

Toyota back to the Rally championship with a version of "competition-spec" Toyota GT86. Since the announcement of its construction over a year ago, Toyota GT86 CS-R3 initially tested in the summer off, and now get ready for delivery to customers.

Instead of playing the World Rally Championship the highest rank (WRC), GT86 CS-R3 is designed to compete in the class R3. It is based on the model of the meeting during GT86 (which is also known as FR-S), and perpetuate the boxer engine 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and deliver 238 horse power and 170 pound-foot of torque through a six-speed gear box DRENTH.

Can be found either in the specification tarmac or gravel, GT86 CS-R3 is equipped with a "body shell, engine and all the mechanical components required to build the car." He was willing to undergo certification FIA late in July, which is when it is correct -Really ready to be handed over to private rally team national, international and HJS TMG CS-R3 Trophy in Germany, which will start on July 4.

This package is priced at € 84,000 (USD 94k) before tax. Customers who place orders before 24 April will receive a discount of € 5k

Ford Mustang GT350R Beat Camaro Z28 at Nurburgring

Ford has been working hard to produce a platform based on the race track for the soul produces Ford Mustang Shelby 350r model which has only one goal, to beat competitors Chevrolet Camaro Z28 that holds the title as the fastest American car on the Nurburgring track.

Camaro Z28 succeeded in making the rounds at Nurburgring track in a time of 7:37:47 put it on the Lexus LFA, Ferrari F430 Scuderia and also Mercedes-Benz SLS-AMG. This time, Ford had seized the throne from manufacturers with model Chevrolet Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R successful erode 5 seconds from the current record with a time of 7:32:19!

Shelby GT350R model was recently launched at NAIAS 2015 in Detroit recently where it maintains a 5.2-liter V8 engine from the previous GT350 model, and this model also comes with a Torsen Limited Slip Differential type produced by Ford itself.

No technical specs official disclosed but Ford has confirmed that this car is capable menghemburkan more than 500hp and indeed the main purpose of it is to hold the throne at the Nurburgring track among producers of America.

Toyota Remain World's Largest Producer, 10.23 Million Units Sold in 2014

Earlier we posted news that BMW is the number one producer of luxury car category. However, Toyota Motor Corporation maintains its position as the largest automotive manufacturer in the world with sales of 10.23 million units in 2014.

This shows an increase of 3% compared to the year 2013 that marked the sale of up to 10 million units for the first time for the manufacturer. Toyota also expects sales for 2015 will be reduced by 1% due to declining demand for the Japanese market and also worldwide.

Among the factors that affect sales this year was the decline in crude oil prices indirectly reducing demand for hybrid cars.

Volkswagen Group came in second with 14.10 million unit sales, which indicates an increase of 4.2% of their sales. General Motors took third place with an increase of 2%, which gives the number of units sold 9.92 million.

Watch a video that shows the orchestra Toyota Motor Corp. plant in Tahara, Aichi region, Japan.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Toyota Alphard and Estima JDM new look

In many parts of the world, if you want a Toyota mini van, you will see Sienna, or better known as the Toyota Estima, now called Toyota Previa in Malaysia. But in the domestic market of Japan, the Japanese automaker offers different passenger van line at all. And now it was updated was performed to one of the larger models.

Since Toyota operates a parallel distribution network in Japan, minivan, which you see here are sold as through distributors Toyopet Toyota Alphard and Estima were sold by Netz. Both were given a slightly different design, especially in the front. But if the difference in style and distribution aside, both models are the same.

Both Alphard and Estima greater than Voxy / Noah and Esquire, and come in a variety of trim and configuration, ie with a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine, a 3.5 liter V6 engine or a hybrid powertrain, the configuration of the seven-or eight seats, with or without access disabled (handicap), and in the Executive Lounge trim level, which makes it costs twice as much of the basic model.

Launched in 2002 and redesigned for 2015, the new Alphard and Estima also benefit from a redesigned suspension system, better NVH insulation and interiors more with new technologies (including Panoramic View Monitor, Intelligent Parking Assist system and Dodger collisions) to make them more comfortable, safer and easier to operate. Between these two models, Toyota expects to sell 7,000 units per month in Japan alone (3,000 Alphard and Estima 4,000) before other markets throughout Asia accounted for.

Source: Autoblog

Mini Minor will be developed with Toyota

At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, for the first time the prospect Mini has exhibited a smaller hatchback with Rocketman concept. Four years later, that is, a reputable carrier Mini BMW has seen the possibilities that may be put into the ranks of expenditure, but the latest rumors from Europe say THAT project was finally given the green light.

According to Automobile Magazine, the original Mini is preparing its product portfolio to five milestones: Hardtop seen so far (can be found in two / three and four / five-door), Convertible, Clubman wagon will come (to be launched this summer), Countryman crossover next generation in 2016 and two new models. One of the new model is a version of the roadster concept Superleggera expenditure, is known for sure as a model 2018. The new model is one more is the Mini Minor, a small city trains aimed at reviving the original name of the old model that has been forgotten by Rocketman concept stated above. But for this time, the Mini will not wake him be alone

To develop this mini Mini, BMW will reportedly collaborate with Toyota. The relationship has been established to produce a new Toyota Supra and BMW Z4, share fuel cells and other technologies. But the scope of the partnership may be extended to the development of this small hatchback. However, instead of using the platform of the existing Toyota Aygo (which was built under a joint venture with PSA Peugeot Citroen), said that BMW and Toyota will develop a new platform specifically for this project, a platform that will be used by both companies.

New product plan does not leave much room for the development of the Mini Coupe and Mini Roadster (which has been discontinued), the three-door Mini Countryman crossover (which will suffer the same fate) and seven-seater mini van. But apparently the addition of new roadster Superleggera and Super-mini will not disappoint his fans later.

Mr. Bean sold his McLaren F1 at the price of USD 12 Million

Who does not know Mr. Bean? Who would have thought the British comedian Rowan Atkinson is an auto fanatic so far and has made several appearances and at least one misfortune at the Goodwood Revival. If not berlumba or acting, he is often seen guiding a McLaren F1 dark purple. But now, his supercar will be sold. What is surprising, Atkinson asked 8 million pounds ($ 12 million) for him!

Atkinson bought the iconic supercar McLaren in 1997 but has been involved in misfortune at least twice since then. The first one is the misfortune at low speed with an Austin Metro in 1999, but misfortune in 2011 it leads more the damage. McLaren Special Operations reported THAT budget cost to build the original F1 Atkinson is as much as £ 910,000, and it's been paid for by a reputable Insurance Atkinson, according to the Western Daily Press in the UK.

Now, McLaren is for sale by broker "Taylor and Crawley" with only 41k miles. "Apart from the accident, I think Rowan was enjoying every second with F1 and I think he will move up to his disappearance," said David Clark, owner of Taylor and Crawley, the Western Daily Press.

F1 Atkinson price certainly makes us cry. An F1 ever sold in the UK at a price of approximately USD5.6 million in 2012 and another GTR version sold at USD 5.28 million in 2014. Gooding and Company also estimates that an F1 can be sold at a price of USD 12 million to USD 14 mln

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

BBC and the giant Stig giant in Poland

The Stig statue with a height of 30 feet and took more than two months to be built from fiberglass. Yup, a giant statue of The Stig. BBC had booked statue mascot program Top Gear, and it is on its way through northern Europe.

Measuring 30 feet high and made of fiberglass, a giant installation produced and created by three sculptors for more than two months. To put its size into perspective, consider that even without legs, just torso and head alone will stand as tall as 12 feet high, as high as the double-decker bus (Double Decker) in London!

Once completed at the headquarters of Top Gear in Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, UK, he began his three-day trip by truck "flatbed" from England to Poland, passed way through Amsterdam and Berlin before finally arriving in Warsaw. There he will be erected opposite the Palace of Science and Culture, a landmark in the Polish capital.

The project was undertaken to celebrate the launch of BBC Brit, a new channel that focuses on young people. Top Gear too, will be published in the new channel BBC Brit.

Source: Autoblog

Spyshot | The new Mercedes C-Class Coupe

Mercedes C-Class Coupe is preparing to launch later this year and that means it should go out to test her long and broad shoulders. This Spyshot has managed to capture the image with the nickname around Stuttgart. Making significant changes appear to be lower, wider, and more sporty like the fact that they were informed in advance, and side mirrors mounted on the doors and not in the triangle between the A-Pillar and the beltline, where it usually is.

Like the new sedan, coupe looks more mature than the current model, and even under a pseudonym, you can see where carving body has been emphasized. Whatever, this coupe may be exhibited for the first time at the Paris Motor Show, perhaps along with a convertible version, and it is expected to go on sale in Europe later this year

Monday, January 26, 2015

AWD BMW M5 is in the making

You've probably read about the news that BMW M5 will be paired with all-wheel drive system. It turned out to be true because of the Autoblog spyshot shows BMW is testing a sedan that will shake Autobahn with the ability to rotate with all four tires.

Spyshot is said that looks suspicious when M5 is seen ordinary life seem all four wheels during the test ice. Those who take this spyshot have checked the bottom of the car and clearly shows the car's power is directed to the front axle.

While this shows that the technology is being tested at least on the current generation M5, all-wheel drive system may not be in place until 5 Series model that will come (which are revalued). Idea will power the front and rear axle for this sport sedan may polarize some hardcore fans because RWD BMW broke tradition. However, the head of the division M said changes to the AWD is an imperative to actually produce effective torque. Next M5 is scheduled to earn at least 600 horsepower and packed into a lighter platform. However, fans can re-M5 RWD quiet, because the system of all-wheel-drive is reported to be an option (the buyer can choose RWD or AWD), and is not standardized to the entire model.

You can now sleep in the Tesla Model S at a price of $ 85 per night

Tesla Model S has received global acclaim for its ability to combine the efficiency of electric power and performance expected of a luxury sedan. However, never once Tesla Model S is touted as alternative bedding. A man named Steve in Airbnb in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of trying to change the perception of the world by renting Model S is (like in the picture above) as a motel for $ 85 a night.

If you are not familiar with it, Airbnb is a service of accommodation peer-to-peer network that allows people to rent their homes to visitors for short stays (ala homestay in Malaysia). Steve did not offer his house, but his Tesla Model S. Even though, the people who rent to sleep in the car can also use the kitchen, living room, TV and bathroom in Kondo her.

It is actually quite difficult to know if this guy was joking or not, in some parts of his ads. For example, you do not have to worry about comfort because the picture Steve showed airbed bed (air) for two people behind the Model S. Security need not be a concern for tenants "locked safely in my garage" at night. Light is not a problem at all because the vehicle is equipped with two "candles" remote control.

The Space
Stay in the World’s First TESLA HOTEL!
Price includes a Tesla pick-up & drop-off at Sky Harbor Airport IF our schedules match up! Or use the UBER app to get to the Tesla Hotel. It’s less than $20 – or first time Uber users get it FREE with Promo Code: uberTeslaRenter
The airbed in back sleeps 2 in climate controlled comfort all night. Since the Tesla uses NO gas the Tesla’s A/C or Heat can run all night without any problem locked securely in my attached garage. You can set the mood with your selection of any Internet music you would like on the huge 17″ monitor. How often do you get to sleep in a $118,000 Electric Car?
The Twin Airbed is 6’6″ long and 36″ wide. The space in back is even wider, 40″ wide near the wheels and up to 56″ wide near the rear doors so you have extra room to move about. It comes with clean sheets, pillows and a blanket or comforter if you like.
**Sorry, NO NBA Players allowed. Despite my love for basketball, the Tesla is just too small for anyone over 6′ 6″. Please…stop asking.
You also get 2 remote controlled candles – (battery powered of course) to help set a fun camping mood in the Tesla.
Guest Access
The Tesla will be your private sleeping space that is securely parked in my garage. You will also get access to the Kitchen, Living Room, TV, and Private Bathroom & Shower in the Condo.
As the Tesla is of course my transportation, I would request that you are up by 8am so I can get to work. However, this is very flexible and we can agree on a time the night before of course! You are free to hang out in the Condo and even sleep-in longer on the big comfy couch if you like.
Interaction with Guests
Depends on time and schedule, but I love to spend time with guests if at all possible!
The Neighborhood
I’m located in the famous Biltmore area of Phoenix. Great shopping, restaurants and more. Located close to the airport, downtown, and Scottsdale/Tempe as well.
Getting around
You need a car to get around…but seeing that you are staying in a Tesla, we can arrange for me to drive you around for an extra fee, as I’m a commercially insured Limo driver.
**Also if you download the Uber App your first ride is FREE with Promo Code: uberTeslaRenter
Other Things to Note
We can discuss guided tours of Phoenix in the Tesla if you wish!

It might not be the most relaxing vacation in Phoenix. The host acknowledges that Tesla Model S this is his personal car, and it means the tenant must leave at 08:00 to allow Steve to go to work. Because Steve is also a licensed limo driver, tenants can also hired Steve to drive in the surrounding area, such as "guided tour".

Porsche Cayenne arraignment will come faster than Bently Bentayga

Both Bentley and Porsche is a luxury brand under the same umbrella, and probably will work together to develop new models will come. Although they tend to take a different approach and focus to different customers, it does not mean they can not compete with each other. Eager to compete in the Volkswagen Group looks quite significantly in the luxury crossover segment will come.

Bentley's CEO, Wolfgang Durheimer promises that will come will Bentayga (W12-engined with the strongest specifications) will be the fastest SUV in the market. But in conversation with Car and Driver, Wolfgang Hatz who holds the position of Chief R & D Porsche (Durheimer held previously) said that the Bentley SUV will not be champion for a long time.

The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo S has launched a new in Detroit, hyped as the first SUV to break the record of eight minutes at the Nürburgring. And Hatz said that the next version will be faster. "Our Cayenne often very very fast. It can run as fast as 300 km / h [186 mph]. For me, the Bently [Durheimer] can do 2 to 3 km / h more, why not? He did it with a 12-cylinder engine. Our car will be faster on the road. "

Cayenne is scheduled to use a new generation of engines, and by Hatz, will get the weight loss benefits of the same (if not more) with the new Audi S7 in which it will share the same platform. Hmm ... sounds like a combination of the greatest engineering achievements SUV! Porsche promised he would not strengthen its vehicle line with any new model. For them, the Cayenne and the Tigers are already enough.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

2016 Nissan Altima received significant reforms

Nissan Altima did not leave just like that. In two recent model years, the company has improved the vehicle infotainment system and improve fuel economy slightly its V6 engine, among several other tuning. But mid-cycle refresh model (5 years) can take a more drastic change again, according to Nissan Product Planning Executive.

Styling Head (Styling) Nissan, Shiro Nakamura previously proposed that the new Altima will probably take a little design inspiration from the latest Murano and Sports Sedan Concept. The move will give this mid-size sedan and sporty appearance is an indication that a more aggressive design will be seen in the next generation of models.

Head of Product Planning Pierre Loing Nissan North America confirmed to Automotive News that some lifestyle changes is running for the 2016 Altima sedan and it will also receive the latest technologies. He also said that the Altima fuel economy is 38 miles per gallon (on the highway). "We will do something important for the Altima mid-cycle in conjunction with this," said Loing to Automotive News. Although, the update is not possible 2,000 new components received by the 2015 Toyota Camry day period, he said.

The decision to do so many innovations into the updated Altima is because of its position in the mid-size sedan market. While the sedan segment it lost market share to crossover, it still represents a large part of the industry, and increasingly in demand Altima. Nissan sales rose 4.7 percent to 335.644 units in 2014, compared to 388.374 units for the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry 428.606 units.

Peugeot 208 S Limited Edition

Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Peugeot vehicles in Malaysia launched the Peugeot 208 S Limited Edition granted a renewal of the terms of the invention.

First foray into Malaysia in April 2013, 208 S Limited Edition comes in a choice of colors: Digital White, was given several improvements such as installation spoiler S Kit, strip S Kit, side mirror S Kit with front grille new SR1.

According to Chief Operating Officer Nasim, Datuk Samson Anand George, "Since its introduction in 2013, the Peugeot 208 is the best selling model. Each part of the new model 208 S is designed with the highest level of security that allows it recognized 5-star rating by Euro NCAP. "

Five-door hatchback gets a modern touch, sportiness and agility characteristic feature is equipped with LED lights front and rear during the show marks the introduction of the Peugeot along the rim alloy Helium two 16-inch bersaiz tona.

Dijana with the VTi 1.6-liter engine that produces power at 122ps berkeupayaan together 160Nm maximum torque paired Tiptronic automatic transmission with sport mod. For safety feature of all, the Peugeot 208 S Limited Edition is installed 6 air-bag, ESP, ABS, EBD, ASR, and DSC and HSA.

Opened for booking in all booths, Peugeot 208 S which may have on the price of RM86,888 (on the road with Insurance) is also equipped with a touch screen 7-inch high-definition color with a Bluetooth connection along Arkamys 3D audio system.

Every purchase of imported Peugeot models with five-year warranty without masonry had with Peugeot Assistance service that serves a 24-hour. 

Porsche Carrera Engine Disassemble In 3 MinutesVideo

The process to dismantle the engine of a vehicle is very complicated and disturbing. The process usually involves a lot of time and work, but it is necessary to restore the glory of the engine, especially for fans of old cars.

There is a team in Germany who want to revive car 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2-liter. The main goal they want to do is to give a new lease on the car and it is definitely the first step to resolve everything.

They have documented this resolution process by creating stunning video on each step in the process. Imagine how many thousands of images that need to be taken to produce this video for 3 minutes.

Whatever, let's take a look at this video and admin sure you all were excited to see it until the end of 

the video.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Smart Fortwo Cabrio Flashlight Appears In 2015 NAIAS Detroit

This time Smart car manufacturers introduce new models Flashlight Smart Fortwo Cabrio 2015 NAIAS in Detroit recently. Sales of the model will begin in April this worldwide.

Flashlight Fortwo Cabrio model will come with two color options of colors Black or White Exclusive Crystal. To further highlight the car's terms of cosmetics, it will appear in the orange color on the frame mirror frame.

Front grill comes in black and 3-spokes alloy wheels in black who was also added with orange finish on the center cap.

The interior also this time equipped with black leather seats and dashboard are black to reveal a more elegant style. Orange yarn package used on this model in the seat, steering, and a dashboard to give the image a more exclusive to this model. Carpet floor also also comes in black with orange yarn package around it and most interesting of all is stitching the word "edition flashlight".

The latest variant of the Smart Fortwo model will be offered with three different pulse with 1.0-liter 3-cylinder 71HP menghemburkan, 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 84HP and also model bernadikan electric motor that generates up to 55kW output.

Honda introduced New concept FCV In 2015 NAIAS Detroit

Honda has introduced the latest concept train FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) at the NAIAS 2015 in Detroit recently. Model concept brought to train exhibition is aimed to introduce the model that will be launched FCV in Japan in the 2016's.

Syarikat-reputable large expenditures in Japan had originally been in FCV technology to achieve the ideals to make a metropolitan city that use alternative energy to preserve the natural surroundings. Honda models FCV development is in line with expenditures Toyota FCV new Mirai launched in 2014 Disember off.

The introduction of FCV models as an alternative to power vehicles has received rave reviews in the users in Japan mainly from the corporate world who are concerned with the issue of ill-health to the people at the ports in japanese.

Honda has yet to disclose the technical specifications of this car, but later learned that the production model will come with a fuel cell 33% smaller than the model of this concept. Currently, the concept FCV model was able to move as far as 482 miles and takes just three minutes to nap again.
Launch into overseas markets including Europe and the United States will be carried out after it was officially launched in Japan later.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Video // Feasibility Demonstration of ASEAN NCAP Nissan Teana

At the end of last year, Nissan Teana was awarded a 5-star safety ratings for the ASEAN NCAP Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and Child Occupant Protection (COP).

ASEAN NCAP has named model Nissan Teana as the safest car for children with a score of 5-star and the level of safety up 87.7%.

Nissan Teana also scored 16/16 points for Adult Occupant Protection tests category.

ASEAN NCAP test run up Teana models produced in Thailand are also believed to be brought in by Circular Tan Chong Motor to the Malaysian market which will come with safety features that are similar to the model in Thailand.

2014 Nissan Teana in Malaysia equipped with 6 air bag and standard safety features encompass Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control, Active Understeer Control and many more of the most basic variants and upwards.


2016 Honda HR-V get the best fire fuel economy ratings

Smaller cars typically provide fuel economy better, while not nearly as economical as compared crossover hatchback and sedan small. However, the small crossover from two Henjak has received EPA ratings of all time. The newest member of the group of small fuel-efficient crossover is the 2016 Honda HR-V new.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (US Environmental Protection Agency) has issued an assessment for crossover Honda's smallest, and the figures obtained by simply awesome. In front wheel drive package with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) option, HR-V is providing fuel economy of 28 miles per gallon (11.9 km / l) in the city, 35 (14.86 km / l) on the highway and 31 (13.18 km / l) if combined. These figures make it the most conventionally powered SUV fuel efficient on the market.

Between crossover, FWD HR-V has beat the Nissan Juke, Kia Soul, Chevrolet Trax, the Buick Encore and more. Only the fire fuel economy of Mazda CX-5 sake only setanding HR-V in the above lebuh highway, which need to be addressed kerana it is much larger vehicles. Together with Fiat 500x will come and Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3 (not yet launched) still rated again (train enthusiasts predict that he was able to defeat HR-V, if Mazda adds better fuel economy ratings fire CX-5) . Of course, there is a hybrid that gets better ratings than the Honda, but comparing hybrid vehicles typically seen with a little unfair.

In short, the numbers will change if we choose HR-V with all-wheel drive system or HR-V six-speed manual. In the specification AWD (only tboleh found with CVT), HR-V gets 27 mpg in the city, 32 on the highway and 29 mpg lebuh combined. In the specification FWD HR-V with a six speed transmission Similarly, HR-V gets a number that is excessive, that is, 25 mpg city, 34 highway in more configurable and only 28 mpg when combined. No matter where a single version, of course, Fit hatchback which is a principle of the HR-V, which is connected to the engine CVT smaller and lighter weight to carry, still providing fire fuel economy better than the HR-V . But in the world of crossover, fire fuel economy HR-V is the best for this period.

You enthusiasts Honda HR-V? Kongsikan your opinion in the comments below.

Source: Autoblog

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Latest 2015 BMW 1-Series To Compete In the High Performance Compact Hatch Category

When called on the BMW 1 Series, it's usually people will not be fond of strange design. Especially if it is compared with the Mercedes-Benz A Class or Volkswagen GTI is a much more sporty and youthful.

This time, BMW has issued a 2015 model BMW 1 Series, which apparently looks more stylish, sporty and youthful. This is in line with BMW plans to recapture the hearts of buyers in the compact car segment hatch performance.

Petrol variants

For all petrol engines used in the 1-Series, BMW uses BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, which uses a system of turbocharger, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection and VALVETRONIC also fully variable valve timing and variable adjustment for intake and exhaust valves (Double-VANOS).

BMW 118i - a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder 136HP
BMW 120i - 1.6-Liter 4 cylinder 170HP
BMW 125i - a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder 218HP
BMW M135i - 3.0-liter six cylinder 326HP

Diesel variants

Diesel engine used in the BMW 1-Series is the same engine used in the latest MINI model that uses a modular design that allows the addition of 0.5-liters for each additional piston chamber.

BMW 116d - a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder 116HP
BMW 118d - a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder 150HP
BMW 120d - a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder 190HP
BMW 125d - a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder 224HP

In terms of specifications, the new engine was given to the family of the 1-Series is a more efficient and spinning on the road. 8-speed Steptronic transmission used to provide enhanced driving experience more fun and dynamic.

Parallel Parking Record Broken Again

When you have the best skills for something, you will definitely want to elevate your advantage, even if it is a skill advantage for car parking in parallel (parallel parking). This includes the book name in the record world records even exchanged names too fast.

Alastair Moffatt has held the world record for the name in parallel parking twice. his throne was usurped by Han Yue twice and the last time was carried out in November 2014 recently. His attempt to break the record is to reduce the distance between the car up to 8.6cm. Hue Yan Mofatt challenged to take back his throne in front of crowds at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham, England, and he has received the challenge.

Mofatt then managed to break the world record using the 2015 Fiat 500C which gives the distance between the cars just as much as 7.5cm! Guiness World Record was waiting for some documentation of measured Mofatt to make this official record. Certainly after the decision becomes official, Guiness expect that they will receive a call from China after this.

For now, let's watch the video below which shows Mofatt effort to defend his throne as the king of "parallel parking" world.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in Development Version Street-Legal

Aston Martin is now under construction Vantage GT3 models are street-legal and is the most extreme Vantage models ever released so far.

As seen in the teaser image and teaser video, Aston Martin has triumphed in its development. Vantage GT3 models will come with a huge spoiler and sounds pretty amazing.

Aston Martin Vantage version disguise already seen making rounds on the track Nurburging recently with a large wheel arch to use tayar larger on the front and rear portion for a better grip. Although no spoiler look, it is congratulations to an assumption that a portion of the innards GT3 is differed when compared to the standard Vantage variants.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S using a 5.9-liter V12 engine capable menghemburkan output 565HP and deliver it to the rear tayar through gear box paddleshift 7-footed. it is able to move 0-100km / h in 3.9 times the speed maxima moment before reaching 321km / h.

You may menjangkakan more output for the GT3 models and Aston Martin will likely reduce the weight of the train by subtracting the characteristics of luxury on the interior portion to help further reduce the weight of the train.

2015 Polo R WRC Revealed

Volkswagen has revealed their new rally racing machinery, 2015 Polo R WRC in Wolfsburg, Germany.

It is scheduled to join the race, which will start this month in Monte Carlo, dark blue machine is equipped with a new spoiler new design. This model is also equipped with gear box which is activated hydraulically operated with paddle shifters.

2015 Polo R WRC - Several improvements and improvements to make "lighter, easy and powerful"

Volkswagen still secretive about more complete information about this machine, but said "three quarters of the components for the machine last year and most of them have already checked optimized capabilities, with the aim of bringing the easier, lighter and more powerful."

According to the Technical Development Volkswagen boss, Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser, "the new Polo R WRC has undergone a series of improvements to the interior and exterior of this machine. Not only is apparently a more dynamic and sporty than before, even our engineers have been working very closely on the technical side and innovations have improved some aspects of the package that has been successful over the past two years. "

German automotive company will lose three models at this year's race, and will be guided by a team of Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia, Jari-Matti Latvala / Miikka Anttila and Andreas Mikkelsen / Ola Fløene.

Mercedes GLE a challenger for BMW X6

Last month, Mercedes-Benz has shown the world the two versions of the 450 GLE Coupe AMG and Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S. These models represent the German brands BMW X6 to fight in the luxury crossover segment four-door coupe, including high-performance M version .

Not much separates the styling between the two versions of this GLE. Both have large wheel arches almost meet the edge of the floor space to create the appearance of a coupe, as we see in the picture above. On the front, there is a large air intake grille with a wide range of top space split by the traditional star of this brand. AMG version is tuned by AMG grille A-Wing. At the rear, there is a large rear lights wrap the car body and chrome strips. GLE version also added performance-tuned air diffuser and air outlets.

No matter where one version of any buyers choose, everything will get an impressive amount of power under the hood them. 450 AMG 3.0-liter engine mounted twin-turbo V6 with 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque with a nine-speed automatic transmission. For those who choose GLE63 will get a boost of power with a massive amount of 577 hp and 561 pound-feet of torque from the engine is a 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8 with seven-speed automatic gearbox. No matter the time of any one version, he will still get all-wheel drive system 4MATIC Mercedes.

Luxury crossover coupe segment is often seen as a segment that looks a bit awkward, but Mercedes clearly see that there is room for growth there.

How to? You excited?

Source: Autoblog

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE is the future of the next CUV VW

Volkswagen continued to tease the world with seven-passenger concept vehicle display, three rows of seats, named Cross Coupe GTE in 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

Although it still remains as a concept vehicle, there is a lot of information that led to the final production version of the crossover VW. Wheelbase Cross Coupe GTE is very similar to the production model, although this five-passenger CUV is actually about a foot shorter overall, Volkswagen design chief Klaus Bischoff, to Autoblog.

The overall shape of the Cross Coupe GTE will also be similar to the CUV that will enter the market later. No matter how, Courant than the C-pillar to the rear likely will not be brought into the production line. Despite aggressive look, this GTE luggage space reveal THAT there is plenty of room to enter the third line of this CUV later.

In addition to being a new vehicle lineup to a reputable, GTE also gives us some idea of their form of Volkswagen in the future, including the use of the four elements of LED running lights.

We might have expected version of Volkswagen's seven-passenger SUV spending is in the world market by the end of next year. So that, let's look at the picture CUV concept of these two lines, at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

Source: Autoblog

Ford Posts Record Sales Of the ASEAN region in 2014

The overall increase over five percent to 100.824 units sales record. It is driven by record annual sales in the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and Myanmar, as well as increased market share in Thailand

Which defines the pickup truck segment, Ford Ranger drive success in ASEAN markets - ended 2014 as the best-selling pickup truck in the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar

Company tells, transformation based on the product continues to trigger momentum seen in 2015, including the launch of a brand-new Everest and Ranger installed in Thailand

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, January 12, 2015 - Ford Motor Company today announced sales for the entire ASEAN region in 2014 has increased to more than five per cent over the previous year with a record of 100.824 units.

Ford sales in ASEAN markets driven by the performance in 2014 in the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and Myanmar. In addition to increased market share in Thailand, despite its domestic industry showed a significant decrease.

"As we continue to develop throughout the ASEAN region - including an increase in Ford showrooms, vehicle model range and most importantly our talented team in dynamic markets - we are able to serve more customers new Ford. Thereby strengthening the existence of our world-class brands, "said President Ford ASEAN, Matt Bradley.

Ford sales in ASEAN led by the mendefisikan pickup truck segment and re-built in Thailand, namely Ford Ranger. It became the best-selling pickup truck in the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and the second best-selling in Malaysia.

Ranger sales in the ASEAN region increased by 10 percent over the past year to 50.190 units.

"Rugged appearance, versatility and capabilities outstanding pickup truck is seen to continue to attract the attention of customers from diverse backgrounds across ASEAN. The actual pickup truck capable of meeting the needs and requirements of the task, and their lifestyles, "added Bradley.

Ford sales in 2014 also received a tremendous boost with the launch of the compact urban SUV, the all-new EcoSport. It certainly offers an all-new vehicles in the ASEAN market.

The newly launched EcoSport is fast becoming the second best-selling Ford model in key markets such as Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia, with sales reaching 18,149unit in 2014.

"EcoSport have developed our showroom and enables Ford to connect with new customers throughout the region," said Bradley.

Increased Market Share, Post Record Sales

Thailand continues to be the leader in the list of Ford's overall performance in ASEAN to achieve sales of 38.087 units during the last year. In spite of the domestic market is quite slow, Ford Thailand continues to outpace the industry as a whole in 2014, thus helping to increase its market share over the last year by 0.5 percent to 4.4 percent.

Ford finished the year strong in Thailand with an increase in sales for three consecutive months, including in December that menyaksikn increase of almost 20 per cent to 3,471 units.

In the Philippines, Ford showed impressive sales performance for two consecutive years with its retail sales jumped by 53 percent to 20.341 units. Sales in December rose by 56 per cent compared to the same period last year to 1,903 units. Thus becoming the best quarterly performance Ford in the Philippines until now.

In Vietnam, Ford performed with total retail sales increased by 71 per cent to 13,988 units during the last year. This includes sales in December increased by 64 percent (the best monthly sales so far) with 1,650 units.

2014 outstanding also help Ford increase its market share in Vietnam to 1.4 percent over the previous year to 8.9 percent.

Besides Ranger pickup truck that became the best-selling in Vietnam, Transit also ended the year as the top-selling commercial van in Vietnam.

In Malaysia, Ford recorded an impressive annual performance for two consecutive years with total retail sales rose by 31 percent to 13,938 units. In Indonesia, Ford's sales last year rose more than 14 percent to 11,614 units.

Ford continued to see significant growth in emerging markets such as Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos with collective sales increased by 31 percent to 2,161 units. This includes record sales over the past year to Cambodia and Myanmar market. Ford also saw its sales increase by 14 percent over the previous year in Singapore.

"We will continue to utilize all the resources and global Ford product portfolio to introduce the latest technologies in Thailand and across ASEAN," said Bradley. "Ford is committed to developing and promoting vehicles and technologies that can improve fuel economy and reduce carbon emissions. While helping to support environmental sustainability and offer customers choice and better benefits. "

Ford is confident that the momentum in the ASEAN market will continue in 2015. Thanks to the transformation based on continuous product, especially with the launch of a brand-new Everest SUV and the new Ranger in the whole region.

Source: Ford Press Release

Ford Mustang GT350R is not just a new name

Ford took the trouble to produce this car to handle the track-focused cars, Chevrolet Camaro Z / 28. Introducing the limited production car, the Ford Mustang GT350R, complete with more than 500 horsepower, 400 pound-feet of torque and carbon fiber wheels so "osem" . Yes, carbon fiber wheels. Seriously!

Due to the 19-inch wheels, and along with some other changes, Ford was able to throw 130 pounds (58 kg) of GT350 already taken lightly. The wheels are responsible for weight reduction of 13 pounds on every corner, while the discharge of any unnecessary items such as air conditioning, stereo, rear seat, trunk room carpet, and tire inflator backup camera held liable for the remaining weight reduction.

together with a lower body weight, aerodynamics GT350 Ford has been researching this, add the giant rear wing and diffuser, new hood vents that are useful for extracting heat and reduce lift. In addition to aid aerodynamics, Ford has wrapped carbon fiber wheels with tires GT350R this "ultra grip" Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, to provide additional security.

Ford has maintained a 5.2 liter V8 engine standard GT350, and a Torsen limited-slip differential (complete with rear axle ratio of 3.73). Another impressive results from Ford. Your Mustang enthusiast? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Autoblog

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Honda Intelligent Cruise Control Is Predicting the Future Of Other Drivers

Honda now offers predictive cruise control system on the Honda CR-V Executive Grade in Europe starting this year. With the aim to further develop adaptability cruiser control at present, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control system (i-ACC) can automatically predict and act toward other vehicles cut from the front until 5 seconds before it happened.

A research team has developed the system after studying driving patterns Europeans for several years. i-ACC will track the car around with my camera and radar, "assessing the relationship between several vehicles" and will use the algorithm on the data to predict what will be done by the vehicle.

If it detects another vehicle will go into your path, Honda CR-V will be smooth braking and will show what will happen to the driver on the instrument cluster, the CR-V. Later, it will brake again to provide a safe distance after the car went into the passage.

Honda said the technology works in the United Kingdom and most likely it will work in any corner of the world. But with it, and its development is expected to take longer to be developed so that it is safer and can be used on any road.

2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport 4Matic Is The Recent Additions To W205 C-Class Families

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a new addition to the family W205 C-Class AMG codenamed C450 Sport 4Matic. Is one step below the highest class of Mercedes-AMG C63, C450 is evidently an easier option that comes with DNA accompanied by AMG.

It is expected that this model will be launched in mid-2015 and will surely come with AMG style as a whole.

The engine used is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 367HP and 520Nm of torque menghemburkan. Slightly different from the model output brought by the 2015 Detroit Auto Show Mercedes-Benz powerful 362HP and 480nm. Most likely this is due to gas emission controls more stringent in the United States.

Engine power produced will be taken using an automatic transmission 7G-Tronic 7-speed to the wheels using the system 4Matic all-wheel-drive. This car is able to make acceleration 0-100km / h in 4.9 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 250km / h.

Self adaptive sport suspension system taken from the C63 model in the C450 model. External and internal appearance modified to look more sporty and this gives him a place in conformity C-Class is already great in the first place.

Mini John Cooper Works At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Recently we delivered the news about the latest version of the new Mini Cooper S was launched in November 2014 ago. Soon after, in December, the Mini has announced the production version of the John Cooper Works comes with a more sporty style and higher performance.

This time, the Mini marching into the 2015 Detroit Auto Show with guns John Cooper Works Hardtop who first exhibited to the public. Mini JCW version of this issue to compete with models produced by the Volkswagen GTI.

Engine 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder derived upgraded to 228HP and 320Nm of torque, which is definitely more fun than the standard version Cooper S (189hp). Acceleration 0-100km / h is reduced from 6.4 seconds to 6.1 seconds and the owner can feel more intense driving experience than the Cooper S.

Upgraded Brembo brake system, larger wheels, tires attached, and electronic differential added to improve performance. Mini also gives the appearance of wider JCW version to give significant differences compared to the standard version.

Comes with sporty seats JCW, JCW steering, shift knob, door and instrument clusters that differ significantly different for this JCW model.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Honda NSX Type R in Planning

Honda has just finished developing a production version of the Honda NSX and 2016 model made its appearance at the Detroit Auto Show, but already there is news about the arrival of a more powerful version in the future.

Chief Engineer NSX, Ted Klaus, asked about the prospect of Type R version in the future for NSX model when found at the Detroit Auto Show, said, "I think all car fans definitely want to see the full version of the alleged red. NSX was first released in silver and red moving toward later. Someone asked, 'When will you be satisfied? "Most likely it will not. What you do today, tomorrow can be improved. "

It gives a clear picture of the spirit shown by the team to upgrade again NSX NSX super car to make Japan's more powerful than his opponent which include Ferrari 458 Italy, Audi R8 V10 and Porsche 911 Turbo.

Model NSX-R (only in the Japanese market) previously released two years after the first NSX model released and benefit from weight reduction of 150kg, the suspension system is harder, and stronger output.

Watch the video below which gives some idea of how it is being driven in two different modes and sound combinations SH-AWD system and twin engine turbo used with 9-speed transmission.


Hyundai Sonata PHEV Can Go Up To 2.53 liters / 100km

Hyundai has made its first appearance in 2016 Sonata model newest Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) at the 2015 North American International Auto Show taking place now.

The external part is not much change but it look more stylish and more aerodynamic bumper and fender including a more attractive and more stylish front grille. Part front lights are also given a twist and this variant comes with a more stylish rims and some extra chrome finish of the body part.

Sonata PHEV use components that are more or less the same with Sonata Hybrid model except it is coupled with a 9.8kWh lithium polymer battery pack that can move the car as far as 35km in electric mode only. Powerful 50kW electric motor is used and it is combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Engine 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder GDI 154HP used in cars where the electric motor will help reduce the load on the engine. The combination of this engine with 50kW electric motor generates 202HP whole. In terms of fuel economy, the Sonata PHEV is able to go until 2:53 liters / 100km.

PHEV 2016 Sonata comes with 7 airbags. Safety technology also includes Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning. Blind Spot Detection system and rear view camera comes standard. Projector headlights are also standard HID headlights and offered as an optional extra.

Mazda Starts Production at the New Plant Transmission Thailand

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced its new transmission plant, Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) Co. Ltd. (MPMT) were awoken in the area Chonburi, Thailand. This refinery was awoken to produce SKYACTIVE-Drive automatic transmission on a large scale.

Annual Capacity in this MPMT refinery dijangka approximately 400,000 units and when combined with the production of refinery Hofu in Japan, Mazda's annual expenditure budget will be increased to 1,540,000 units globally.

Transmission generated in this MPMT refinery will be procured to make global trains including the Auto Alliance Thailand's where it will be used on the model Mazda 2, Mazda 3 and Mazda CX-5.

Following President and CEO MPMT, Hidenori Kawakami, 30, an engineer and administrator dihantar refinery to Mazda in Hiroshima and Hofu to ensure that bekalan SKYACTIVE-Drive automatic transmission is defined by the qualities.

There is no further news about the use of automatic transmissions produced in MPMT will be used on other models.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid Diesel Comes With Status EEV

Mercedes-Benz continues its efforts after removing the S400L Hybrid model that debuted in 2014 ago. Mercedes-Benz is now presenting another hybrid model of E300 BlueTEC Hybrid is also the same as S400L in which it is installed locally (CKD) who get tax exemption of import and excise duties for the category Energy Efficient Vehicles (EEV) under the current policy National Automotive Policy (NAP ).

Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC engine uses a 2.1-liter 4-cylinder turbo diesel and electric motor combined with powerful 20kW, 250Nm of torque. This combination produces 204hp and 500Nm of torque. Transmission is coupled to the 7G-Tronic automatic.

Specification: 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300 BlueTEC Hybrid

Engine: 2.1-liter 4-cylinder turbo diesel

Electric motor: 20kW, 250Nm of torque

System Battery: Lithium-ion, 19kW / 0.8kWh

Transmission: 7G-TRONIC PLUS seven-speed automatic torque converter
Distance Moving Electricity: 1km / h to 35km / h

Power: 204hp (Combined output system)

Torque: 500Nm (Combined output system)
0-100km / h: 7.1 seconds
Maximum speed: 242km / h

Fuel consumption: 4.1-liters / 100km (NEDC periodic test)

CO2 emissions: 109g / km

2.1-liter engine with a hybrid system that was combine. This proves that it is able to move further with the fuel economy and engine was strong. Mercedes-Benz to develop this engine can operate with Euro 2 diesel oil found in Malaysia. Euro 5 fuel consumption (available in Johor) will only give it more power.

Just like the model E400, E300 BlueTEC Hybrid model comes with AMG Sports package that uses 18-inch 5-spoke rims alloy, AMG body art, dual-exhaust system and more. One difference between E300 and E400 are interiors using silver trim / E300 compared to metal on wood-grain trim dark on E400 model.