Monday, April 27, 2015

Volkswagen Scirocco GTS is prepared for launch in Shanghai

Still, there are some markets that are not likely to buy VW Scirocco. Malaysia in approximately fortunate, is not it? Of course, that is if there is more money. The Shanghai Motor Show this month, Volkswagen will introduce a further Scirocco.

The new Scirocco GTS is a model between the basic model and the performance version of the model, the Scirocco R. The original spirit revived after being introduced over 30 years ago and picking up where the last left off, the new GTS Scirocco line-breaks as the Golf GTI is loaded into the ranks of Golf , It also gets Golf GTI engine, an engine turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 210 hp, combined with a six-speed manual transmission or DSG.

GTS also packing standard 18-inch wheels (or optional 19-inch wheels), R-Line aero kit and racing along the rail lines. Updated interior trim parts with a special, golf ball shifter (on manual versions) and more. All this makes for more interesting Scirocco. Memelikinya more attractive if it can, does not it?

For more information, you can read below.

Source: Autoblog

Wolfsburg/Shanghai, 16 April 2015
Comeback of a GT icon:
World premiere of the 220 PS Scirocco GTS in Shanghai
– Exclusive GTS trim with new 18-inch alloy wheels
– Scirocco GTS* has a new generation of infotainment equipment on board as standard
Ten key facts about the Scirocco GTS*:
1. The new Scirocco GTS makes its debut as a separate and especially sporty GT version
2. 220 PS Scirocco GTS has a top speed of 246 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds
3. Individualised exterior with new 18-inch alloy wheels and optional GTS décor (décor standard in China)
4. Red brake callipers as an identifying feature
5. Exclusive GTS interior with black trim features, red stitching and the legendary golf ball gear knob
6. Included as standard: the “Composition Colour”, from the latest generation of infotainment systems
7. Modular infotainment matrix (MIB II) available for all Scirocco models from the end of May
8. The Scirocco GTS can also be ordered with an extremely quick-shifting 6-speed DSG gearbox as an option
9. The spirit of the first Scirocco GTS (which made its debut in 1982) was carried forward into the year 2015 in the new GTS
10. With over a million sold, the Scirocco is one of the most successful sports cars in the world
Some cars live for ever because they are constantly reinvented. The Scirocco, a pure-bred European sports car, is one of these cars that is forever young. Presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 41 years ago, it became an icon of compact German coupés. The car caught the spirit of the age: over a million units of the Scirocco have been produced since then. Last summer a comprehensively refined generation of the sports car was launched, featuring, among other things, a completely new range of engines. Building on this, Volkswagen unveils the new Scirocco GTS – a sports car with 162 kW / 220 PS – in a world premiere at Auto Shanghai. Its engine is one of the most popular in the Scirocco range because it is sharing its design genes with the engine of the Golf GTI. A turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine that is recognised as being one of the most agile four-cylinder engines in the world. It catapults the Scirocco GTS – either with a manual gearbox or with the 6-speed DSG – to 100 km/h in just 6.5 seconds. Top speed: 246 km/h (DSG: 244 km/h). The average fuel consumption shows just how efficient the engine of the Scirocco is: just 6.1 l/100 km with a manual gearbox and similarly economical at 6.4 l/100 km with a DSG gearbox.
A legendary predecessor
The first GTS was launched in 1982. There has been a Scirocco GTS before, in 1982, and that coupé was also related to the Golf GTI of its time, both technically and visually. The Scirocco was recognisable by a strikingly designed GTS stripe (which ran all round the silhouette of the car just above the sill), its distinctive sport seats and a gear knob in golf ball design. The GTI had the same sport seats (with different upholstery) and the golf ball gear knob. Today, the situation is similar. The new Scirocco GTS will be launched in Europe at the end of May, with China following in the summer. This marks the comeback of an icon, a straight-forward, mighty fast and exclusively-equipped sports car.
GTS exterior
New 18-inch wheels. The Scirocco GTS will be equipped as standard with new 18-inch “Norwich” alloy wheels; the popular 19-inch “Lugano” alloy wheels will be available as an option. The red brake callipers of the GTS can be seen through the spokes of both of these wheel options. In addition, the Scirocco GTS comes with the R-Line package “Exterieur” as standard, which includes distinctive R-style bumpers (at the front with integrated fog lamps and glossy black radiator and air inlet grilles), custom side sill extensions, a roof spoiler (also R-style) and a diffuser. The wing mirror caps are painted in stylish black and, just like its predecessor, the ’82 Scirocco GTS, the new model can be ordered with a sporty GTS decal for the body as an option (standard in China). This option features two decorative red stripes that run centrally from the bonnet over the roof and the boot (if the car is painted in “Flash Red” the stripes are black). The new Scirocco is also enhanced by 3D GTS logos in the radiator grille and on the tailgate. The Scirocco GTS can be ordered in six colours: “Deep Black”, “Indium Grey”, “Urano Grey”, “Pure White”, “Oryx White” and, as already mentioned, “Flash Red”.
GTS interior
Black and red. The interior of the Scirocco GTS is also customised, of course, and dominated by the sporty colours black and red. The customisation includes:
-Black headliner
– Decorative inlays in “Piano Black Lacquer ” in the centre console and the applications on the dashboard
GTS badges on the sill panel mouldings
– Customised sports steering wheel with red seams and the lower spoke finished in “Black Piano Lacquer” (with the GTS logo)
– Pedals in stainless steel
– Seat covers with centre panels made of a new material (with the GTS logo at the top of the backrest) and red decorative stitching
– GTS package also includes the legendary golf ball gear knob
– Chrome trim package (for the wing mirror and electric window switches)
– Air vents and inside door handles in “Black Piano Lacquer”
– Contrasting red seams for the safety belts, the handbrake lever, the gear lever gaiter, the central armrest and the floor mats
Modular infotainment matrix (MIB). Also included as standard: The “Composition Colour” infotainment system, available for the first time in the Scirocco. This marks the debut of the second generation of the modular infotainment matrix (MIB II) in this series of sports cars.
Tailor-made customisation. As an option, the Scirocco GTS can also be ordered with black “Vienna” leather upholstery; here again the seats are customised with decorative red seams. Volkswagen also offers features such as the transparent panoramic tilt sunroof, bi-xenon headlights, a multifunction steering wheel and – as previously mentioned – the new MIB II radio navigation systems. In China the leather interior and the panoramic tilt sunroof come as standard.
*Fuel consumption Scirocco GTS in l/100 km: 6.1 (combined); CO2 emissions in g/km: 142 (combined); efficiency class: C (estimated values)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Peugeot 308 R Hybrid officially revealed - 500 hp

Peugeot has finally revealed Peugeot 308 model R Hybrid.

Following the introduction of the concept model R 308 around 2013, automotive companies from France is indeed ready to launch a hatchback that's so hardcore. "Ultimate 308" which has its aggressive, widened fenders, use size 19-inch rims, larger air intakes and a blue-black finish of its own.

Under the hood is the 308 R Hybrid, plug-in lies the powertrain, which combines three sources of power, each of which is capable of moving the vehicle separately. These three sources of power were, 1.6 liter THP petrol engine and two electric motors, each capable of generating 115 horsepower. Total system output is 500 horsepower with 730nm of torque.

Peugeot 308 R Hybrid - 0-100 km / h in 4.0 seconds

Peugeot called it as "a family hatchback with the ability supercar performance." Peugeot 308 R Hybrid accelerates from rest and reaches a speed of 100km / h in 4 seconds, with a maximum speed of 250km / h. (electronic limit)

Maximum performance can only be obtained with piliham drive Hot Lap mode, Track mode while also drew 400 horsepower and 530nm of torque generated almost entirely from THP petrol engine (engine and electric motor the rear, with the front motor improves acceleration when needed). While the Road mode designed exclusively for normal driving, with 300 horsepower and 400Nm of torque (engine with rear motor acts as a support, while the front motor directly rested) and the last one is the mode of ZEV pemanuan full electric mode.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Nissan X-Trail Hybrid launched - 2.0L engine with an electric motor

Nissan introduced a hybrid version of the Nissan X-Trail crossover in Japan that will be made available beginning 13 May.

X-Trail Hybrid is equipped with four-cylinder engine 2.0-liter affiliated with a motor of electrical, lithium-ion battery pack and transmission Xtronic. Conventional engine produces 147 kusadakuda at 6,000rpm and 207 Nm of torque at 4,400rpm, while the electric motor generates 41 horsepower and 160 Nm of torque immediately.

Compared with normal X-Trail model, this hybrid model produces 75% less NOx and MHC (non-methane hydrocarbons) and fuel consumption is 20.6 km / L (or 4.8 liters for 100 km).

This model has its system "Forward Emergency Braking" which is offered as a standard feature for all models Nissan (JDM-spec Japanese market only) starting this autumn. Other changes compared with normal X-Trail model includes Regenerative braking system, aerodynamically-optimized floor, Around View Monitor with Intelligent Parking Assist and others.

A JDM model (for the Japanese market only), Nissan X-Trail model Hybrid is offered with a starting price 2,804,760 JPY (RM85k) for the two wheel drive variant up to 3,240,000 JPY (RM98k) for 4WD model variants.

Source: Nissan

Saturday, April 11, 2015

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wins World Car Of The Year In New York

Mercedes-Benz is decorated with a beautiful day after winning three awards at the New York Auto Show today. Awards 2015 World Car Of The Year 2015 has been announced and model Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan is successful menjulung medal after defeating the Volkswagen Passat and Ford Mustang.

In addition, Mercedes-Benz has also received two awards at the New York Auto Show for the other two categories.

Awards were given in 2015 New York Auto Show:

- World Performance Car of the Year: Mercedes-AMG GT
- World Luxury Car of the Year: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
- World Green Car of the Year: BMW i8
- World Car Design of the Year: Citroen C4 Cactus

Congratulations to all the award-winning