Senin, 27 Desember 2010

Latest Toyota Vitz: the Most Efficient Car in Japan


Latest Products Toyota Vitz (Yaris named in some countries), which is marketed in Japan with a 1.3 liter gasoline engine and a stationary Stop & Start system, claimed to earn title of "Most Efficient Cars in Japan." It was announced today by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC).

TMC also announced that the new Vitz which will be launched in Japan by the end of this year has a comparison of fuel consumption of 26.5 km per liter in 10-15 cycle test method of Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT).

Fuel consumption of new Vitz said 25 percent better than the national standard of Japan, which is 21.8 km / liter. Meanwhile, CO2 emissions car is only 88 grams / km with test method MLIT and 106 g / km with JC08 test.

NOx and hydrocarbon emissions are also 75 percent lower than 2005 standards set by the MLIT. The announcement of these emissions are used by the Japanese Government to determine the tax for environmentally friendly vehicles. In this case, Vitz obtained a 75 percent tax reduction for heavy and acquisitions and 50 percent for car tax.

New Face on New Toyota Vitz


Redesign of Toyota Vitz or call it a redesigned all-new meaning, aka a new total.

At first glance, the appearance of a compact hatchback is not changed drastically compared to its predecessor, Vitz Gen-2. However, as the curve of body parts, bumpers, and other forms of lights (front and rear) redesigned. As a result, this Vitz appear more stylish and sporty.

Over Length
Based on data released by Toyota Motor Corporation, the new Vitz long dimension, from 3.750 mm to 3.885. Increases the interior length of 35 mm or a 1915 mm. However, the radius of turn (turn) it is smaller, now 4.5 meters (previously 4.7 meters). Width has not changed, as well as high.

With the redesign, wind resistance or cd Vitz has become lower, 0.285. As a result, fuel consumption becomes more efficient (also derived from Toyota's Stop & Start system idling-stop).

Other changes, Vitz now use only one glass eraser (wiper) were integrated with water spray. The headlights of life and off automatically with the light outside the car. For example, so nights or enter the tunnel, the light will live. Moreover, the glass front door was given a special coating that can be lowered to 99 percent of ultraviolet rays.
The design of interior redesigned to look more and provide better comfort. Therefore, the front, the instrument panel, right down to the inside of the door is designed horizontally. The goal is to increase the relief and sense of security. The back seat can be folded with the composition 6:4.

Baggage is now also more in 145 mm. Trunk deck is placed in two heights. When set at high position, smaller items can be placed underneath. Seat can also be folded almost flat. Passenger seat is now equipped with a plastic barrier to prevent the bag or goods fell.

Furthermore, multifunctional monitors are equipped with information on fuel consumption when the car is started, the average consumption, and the distance that can be taken.

For machinery, now Vitz uses Dual VVT-i (Dual Variable Valve Timing-intelligent) that is paired with Super CVT-i (Super Continuously Variable Transmission-intelligent).

Explained, Stop & Start system idling work quickly. When the gas pedal is pressed while stopped with the engine dead, to live just took 0.35 seconds. Machines can also be directly accelerated from a stop condition.

All variants are equipped with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and ABS. Also there are SRS airbags for driver and front passenger.

In addition to variants of the F and U, when it launched, Toyota also directly introduce RS sports version that has been equipped with aerokit in front and rear.

Kamis, 16 Desember 2010

New Tata Indica Vista 2011


Tata Motors of India, continues to stretch its wings. At the Thailand International Motor Expo (TIME) 2010 in Bangkok, - which took place today - featuring electric Indica Vista.

Indica Vista is the first electric car in collaboration Omo Tata Motors Tata Motors European Technical Center (TMETC) with Mijo Greenland, Norway. Tata equipping this car with lithium-ion battery, - once the content - can be a distance of 200 km.

Also claimed, is able to sprint from 0-100 km / h in under 10 seconds. To test the toughness, Tata Indica will engage in racing Royal Automobile Club Challenge city in England with Brighton to London route.

New Inizio 2011: Latest American Electric car


Electric supercar United States now not only the Tesla and Fisker Karma. Now there are newcomers who claim to be more severe, namely Li-ion product Motors, named Inizio.

Li-ion Motors, based in North Carolina is already proving his greatness in the field of electric cars. Evidence, managed to win the Progressive Automotive X-Prize in Side-by-Side Alternative Class with electric cars Wave II in October.

Actually, Li-ion Motors not only make this electric supercar, also produces motorcycles and three-wheeled electric vehicles. Even modifying the Mini and the Yaris into electric cars.

Special Scissors door, INIZIO looks really interesting. Intention which was introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November (also at SEMA, Las Vegas), appear in red plush with Ferrari. Both side doors open the next spin-up, such as scissors movement. As a result, when the door opened, the appearance Inizio so exotic.

Other features of the car, when the door opened, the hydraulic elevator system will raise the car three inches. Thus, the driver and passengers out of the cabin easy. For driver and passenger, leather Recaro seats are provided and "suede". In addition to adjustable, also can refresh your body warms up and the driver and passenger.

Moreover, because the flat, side mirror equipped with high-resolution camera. Thus, it could result in widespread view around the car to 360 degrees.

Performance With an electric motor that can generate power 207PS, Inizio able to sprint 0-96 km in 3.4 seconds. The highest speed that could be explored, 272 km / hour.

Lithium-ion batteries that are used to produce 40 kW of energy and can be increased to 96.7 kW. Once the content is full, the battery can be used to travel 321 km. While a full charge, 8 hours with a voltage of 220 volts. Battery life time, 2,500 times the filling.
In their home country, this car sold 139,000 U.S. dollars

Senin, 06 Desember 2010

New Opel Antara 2011


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Latest Honda CR-Z Roadster 2011

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Latest Honda CR-Z Roadster 2011

Chrysler 300 Sedan Teaser Launched on 2012

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Rabu, 01 Desember 2010

Latest Audi A6 Offers Shared hybrid version


Audi strengthen its competitiveness in the medium luxury sedan segment with the launch of new models (the redesign) A6. In the country of origin, A6 will fight with the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. In Germany alone, the new A6 sold in early 2011 which left only 30 days longer.

Compared with previous versions, the new A6 is more flat and short. Views can be seen from the dimensions: length 4.92 m, 1.87 m width, and height 1.46 m, and 2.91 meters wheelbase. The width and wheel axis distance increases.

Another thing to be proud of Audi, the new A6 weight lighter than its competitors. Because the construction of the body are made with steel-aluminum composites so that 15 percent lighter than the steel body construction only. The weight of the car-not including driver-1575 kg (using a 2.0 TDI engine).

Further, this car is also equipped with safety and comfort features as well as multi-media more and more.

Engine options
Audi provides 5 engine options, which are divided into 2 petrol and 3 diesel engines with 4 and 6 cylinder format. For gasoline, there is a 3.0 liter engine direct injection TFSI was equipped with a supercharger, 2.0 liter TFSI engine, and TFI engine with turbocharger.

2.8 FSI engine, a V6 without a turbocharger to produce power 150 kW (240 PS) and torque 280 rpm Nm@5.250-6.500. The most powerful petrol engine is a 3.0 liter TFSI. This machine is configured V6-powered 220 kW (300 PS), and has a torque of 440 Nm@2.900-4.450 rpm.

For diesel, the most efficient engine is a 2.0 liter TDI 4-cylinder that produces power 130 kW (177 PS) and torque 380 rpm Nm@1.750-2.500. The newest machines configured V6, 3.0 liter, and without a turbo. This machine is powered 150 kW (204 PS) and torque of 400 Nm@1.250-3.500 rpm.

Still to diesel, the engine is the most top of a powerful 3.0 liter TDI 180 kW (245 PS) and torque of 500 Nm@1.400-3.250 rpm. Audi claims, A6 with this engine can sprint from 0-100 km / h in just 6.1 seconds.

Hybrid version
Audi also announced that they will soon present the A6 hybrids with two engine options. First, the combination (combined in parallel) 2.0 TFSI petrol engine (55 kW or 211 PS) with an electric motor that produces power 33 kW (45 PS) and 155 Nm of torque. Electric motor mounted directly behind the TFSI, inhabiting the place of the torque converter 8-speed tiptronic transmission and torque to the front wheels forward. This is the second hybrid from Audi after Q5 quattro.

Other hybrid models use the V6 engine with equal efficiency 4-cylinder engine (gasoline engine). Acceleration capabilities, for 0-100 km / h, 7.3 seconds with a top speed of 238 km / h and fuel consumption average of 16 km / liter.

For batteries, use lithium-ion Audi stored in the trunk. The battery can store 1.3 kWh of electricity, while the maximum power produced by 39 kW. The battery can be cooled in two ways. The first way, the air blown from the interior. The second method, using a car air conditioner refrigerant circuit. In this way, the working temperature of the battery can be maintained so that the ability to produce power always remained in various weather conditions.

For the hybrid version, Audi claims that these products can speed up to 100 km / h with only utilize electrical energy from the battery. However, when accelerated at a constant speed of 60 km / hour, the battery can only be for a distance of 3 km.

The system works on combustion mode only or hybrid modes. When the car slows down or braking, kinetic energy will be stored into the battery.

Latest Toyota FJ Cruiser 2011


FJ Cruiser Concept design first introduced in 2003 at the Detroit Auto Show. Three years later, 2006, the car is launched only for the North American market. For performance, the Toyota SUV designed for use on the highway and off-road. Hence, the system of 4 x 4 which is applied to part-time. At times, the system can be transformed into 4 x 2 or 4 x 4 in accordance with field conditions.

Automatic transmission
FJ Cruiser uses a gasoline engine 1GR-FE 4.0-liter capacity with the latest D-VVT-i (Double Variable Valve Timing-intelligent), suction channel which could be extended or shortened according to the engine working conditions. For transmission, Toyota's use 5 Super ECT (automatic). In Japan, SUVs are sold with prices starting at 3.14 million yen (USD 323 million) and off-road package for 3.32 million yen (USD 341 million). Mechanical power generated is not mentioned. Fuel consumption is claimed to be 8.4 km / liter to achieve CO2 emissions of 276 g / km.

From the front, this SUV looks solid because of his cabin and a large straight. Side mirrors are also large, while the front bumper comes with the center are painted silver. The combination of body color with white roof gives the impression of Toyota's special on this one product. Next door using hinges at the back so they can open a more spacious cabin, allows drivers and passengers in and out.

Special package
FJ Cruiser is equipped with LED type rear brake lights and mounted above the rear glass (rear spoiler). Interior uses analog instruments to give a solid impression. For entertainment, paired with 8 speakers. The ceiling used to place the speakers so that it can produce sound throughout the cabin. By using a double wishbone suspension in front and trailing arm at the rear, Toyota claims that the SUV steady maneuvering around the corner and provide stability in a straight line. Its shock absorbers are also set back to provide maximum comfort.

New Nissan Quest 2011: Minivan fierce latest


Besides displaying Allure concept sedan and Murano CrossCabriolet at the party's eccentric LA Auto Show 2010, Nissan Quest minivan also carry 2011. This family of vehicles built using the Nissan D platform and supported 3.5 L V6 DOHC engine that has 253 HP power.

In terms of design, the fourth-generation Quest was more eye-catching. With sliding door model (sliding door) and improved interior quality, marketing in the U.S. starting early next year.

Has a length of 5.1 meters and with a wheelbase of 2.99 meters, the Quest is very convenient for vehicles 7 passengers. The process has been contrived into the cabin more easily after opening the passenger door and sliding model was changed to the back door lift model (for the SL and LE models), also features intelligent door key as a standard feature.

Large windows plus two clear glass in the roof (moonroof) provides a sense of relief. Not only that. Folding the second and third row seats can be done quickly. Area there are shoes in the third row seats so as not to interfere with passenger comfort.

Minivan synonymous with comfort and practicality, and Quest is no exception. Front seats are equipped with heating systems and have some level of adjustment. In addition, there are several cup and bottle holders, hangers, and 11-inch screen for music or video entertainment that is suitable for long journeys.

Control was very responsive because independent suspension system. Feet fitted with the front stabilizer, while the rear multi-link.