Showing posts with label concept cars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label concept cars. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Volkswagen is set to release a new model, the cost of which will start from 6000 euros. In an interview with Automotive News said the head of the department.

New products will be designed for emerging markets. The specific countries are not in the conversation, but with almost absolute certainty, we can say that it is not just about China and India, but also Russia and other Eastern European countries.

As to the concept of a new low-cost Volkswagen, then, according to Hackenberg, it is a full-fledged family car cost from 6 to 8 thousand euro. As the senior manager, such a price level will be achieved through a high localization of production - in Volkswagen will select worthy of regional suppliers with the appropriate level of quality.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

One of the most crucial things that you consider when you go to the showroom to check for a car to buy is the luxury and comfort it offers you. This is in the bid to get the best from your car. The fact is that a car is probably one of your hefty investments which make it one to think about it. There are many ways you can ensure you get the best from your car in terms of luxury and comfort. Some will apply to the moment when you are buying a new car and others will apply to making sure that your old car is still bliss to drive in. If you have been inside a car that troubled you in terms of comfort, then you would understand the state that you do not want your car to be in. Most of the cars in their new state will look very nice and more so feel comfortable and luxurious. As the car grows older, parts begin to fall apart and the former glory of the car also fades. You need to know that it is possible to keep your car as luxurious and as comfortable as possible. Before you make any major changes to your car, you need to contact DVLA to make sure that the new upgrades and changes are documented just in case. Here are some methods that you can see to make sure you get the best from your car.

Maintenance

One of the ways to enjoy the comfort and the luxury that came with your car is to maintain your investment in the shape it came in. Maintaining a car does not necessarily mean keeping it clean and away from scratches. The luxury and comfort of a car will range from its operation when driving, to its accessories and interiors. The way you feel when seated in the car right from the comfort of the seats to the ease of shifting gears determines how smooth your ride is. Make sure your car never misses service and do an occasional overhaul by replacing parts that are worn outs. These include seats and systems like shocks and transmission to make sure you are running well.

Customization

The most drastic way to do this is customize your car. This will be costly but worth it. You can decide to improve the comfort and luxury levels of your car by adding to it some custom parts for the same. These will include state of the art entertainment systems, seats, car body and lighting system. These parts are designed to give our car a new look and feel. You will definitely to contact DVLA for this one. The car will look different and feel different. These upgrades are designed to create a personal touch that is derived from the desire of the owner. This is the ultimate way to make sure that your car is both luxurious and comfortable at the end of the day.

These two methods can be done in tandem to keep your car moving and serving you well. Customization also increases the value of the car which is a good thing for you.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Have you just bought your dream sedan? If yes, then you need to follow some preventive measures to extend the life of your car. Here are a few handy tips for your help. Take a look

1. Often people look at the car's paint as just a decoration. However, this is not true. If you actually study about cars, you will come to know the importance of car paint. Remember car paint protects your car body from getting rusted. Thus, you need to take measures to protect your car paint. So, the question arises, How can you do this?

Well, this is not difficult. Just ensure that you always park your car in shade. Or else, use a car cover to protect your car from direct sunlight; reason - car paint can fade due to the harmful UV rays.

Note: most car manufacturers provide car cover which protects your car from several damages - rain, sunlight and bird droppings.

2. Be careful when you clean the light fixtures of the car. It is advisable that you use a wire brush to clean the dirty light sockets. Instead of the wire brush, you can also use steel wool for cleaning the lights.

Note: do not install the new bulb without cleaning the existing debris from the light socket.

3. Be careful when you replace the car battery. Choose a provider who is renowned in genuine battery sales.

4. Consider your car's load capacity before you put any heavy load on it. You can easily find the car's load capacity along with weight limit in the car manual. Read the manual to get this data.

Note: check the weight limit of the car's roof as well. This will prevent you from putting excess load on the car's roof. Remember that putting excess load in your car can damage it.

4. Do not be careless about windshield damage of your car. Even if there is a small crack or dent in the windshield, take your car immediately to the windshield repairer.

Note: if you do not want to spend much, consider restoring the existing windshield instead of replacing it altogether. Remember damage free windshield is important for clarity while driving.

5. Regularly wax your car to maintain the car paint. Remember that regular car waxing will slow the oxidation process. It will make your car body shiny and act as a layer between the car paint and external damaging elements - dust, bird droppings and so on.

Use a damp sponge to apply the wax on the car. Do not apply excess wax. Otherwise it will be difficult for you to remove the wax later. Remember excess wax can damage your car body.

Be careful when you are removing the wax from the car body. Use soft cloth to remove it without any scratch.

If you want a long lasting finish to your car, use the beating paste wax.

6. Be careful when you are tying any sharp instruments on the car roof. It is advisable that you cover the roof with any blanket before you tie down luggage bags.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The automotive industry has experienced a significant upswing in 2012. Several automakers have introduced striking new models, injecting new excitement for buyers. Here are the six best car models released in 2012

1. Toyota Camry Hybrid


The Toyota Camry Hybrid has been completely redesigned to attract younger buyers who wanted a sportier look. It also has a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and an electric drive motor that provides 200 hp. The improved braking system helps the Hybrid achieve an astounding 41 mpg in combined driving and 10 mpg in city driving, according to Edmunds.com. The suspension has been improved for better handling. The Camry Hybrid is considered a great choice for a family car, Edmunds.com says.

2. Hyundai Sonata

New engines and revamped interior and exterior designs have brought this Korean model to the top of the pack. The Sonata features a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine or a 2.4-liter or 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine producing 198 hp for an impressive 28 mpg combined (when used with the six-speed automatic transmission). A turbo engine is also available that produces 274 hp. The Sonata is great for those who regularly carry a lot of loot, with 16.4 cu. ft. of trunk space. Edmunds.com noted is attractive, upscale design and easy-to-use controls.

3. Toyota Highlander

This is a mid-sized SUV (sport utility vehicle) with a 2.7-liter, four-cylinder engine cranking out 187 hp and six-speed automatic transmission (a 3.5 liter, six cylinder engine with 270-hp is also available with a five=speed automatic transmission and manual shift mode. The 2012 model features improved safety features and a flexible interior that can seat up to seven. The flip-up rear liftgate window allows quick access to the roomy cargo area.

4. Toyota Sienna

U.S. News ranked the 2012 Sienna the top among minivans. Buyers can choose between four- and six-cylinder 2.7 liter engines producing 187 hp; automatic transmission and gas mileage of 24 mpg highway and 19 mpg city. Reviewers praised the comfortable interior, roomy cargo areas and features like second-row lounge seating, split-screen DVD players and affordable price.

5. Ford Mustang

The legendary Mustang is back with the reintroduced Boss 302 and related models. The Boss features an enhanced engine the kicks out 444 hp; another model, geared toward entry0level buyers produces 305 hp and the GT model with its V-8 engine produces 412 hp. This year, the Mustang GT has adjustable effort settings for the power steering. In terms of styling, all 2012 models of the Mustang hold onto the excitement of the classic Mustang of days gone by. It’s still the ultimate driving experience.

6. Toyota RAV4

Edmunds.com calls this model spacious, comfortable and easy to drive, making it ideal for those who want a small-to-middle-sized crossover sport utility vehicle. IT features a V-6 engine, a child-sized third row seat; a. 2.5 liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 179 hp and a standard four-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive version boasts fuel economy of 28 mpg highway 22 city, while the all-wheel drive version boasts 27 mpg highway/21 mpg city. This year, the RAV4 introduces touch screen audio interface and Entune suite Internet streaming.

7. Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee

This year's Jeep Grand Cherokee has been praised for its excellent on- and off-road performance, good safety scores and well-designed interior. It features a3.6-liter V6 good for 290 hp and an automatic five-speed transmission for estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg highway/16 city and 19 mpg combined for the four-wheel drive version. The interior is roomier than previous versions and overall it drives more comfortably, making it a top choice among mid-sized sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Edmunds.com notes that the Jeep Grand Cherokee has maintained its effective off-road handling as well, making it a fun vehicle to drive in rough terrain.

There you have it, the best of the best in the US auto industry in 2012.

Author Bio:
Sandra Weinberg, is a professional writer and specializes in Automotives niche.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

You might think you know every last detail about the BRZ. Between Subaru and Toyota, there's been a blizzard of multimedia. Enough concept cars, prototype sneak previews and track tests to broach your download limits.

But you don't know it all. Because this is a road car, and here we are for the first time on the actual road.

So does it live up to the hype? Of course not. Unless it had been styled by da Vinci and engineered by Brunel - and for good measure had Newton quietly bent the laws of mechanics in its favour - it'd never have been as good as they said it would be.

A quick recap. It's a low-built, short-overhang, long-wheelbase rear-drive coupe. But the centre of mass is even lower than everyone else's cars of that type, because it has a flat-four engine. And actually the flat-four is even lower and far further back than with other Subarus, because (since it's RWD-only) there are no front driveshafts or diff in the way. There's a limited-slip diff. It uses comparatively narrow tyres, so its 200bhp is enough.

The whole thing is a recipe for agility, low roll, tossable handling and general chicanery.

And so it turns out. The first few mountain hairpins or wet roundabouts verify that pivoting into a corner is the most natural feeling in the world. The front wheels are always happy to carve the exact track you request. Then you can poke the back end out and feel the hero. And unlike some rear-drivers, the BRZ's magical balance and progression means it's a cinch to gather up again. The low roll makes it marvellously tidy through S-bends.

But a road car needs more from its suspension and steering than a track car does. The steering needs to be direct and progressive, so you can pour the car into an uneven or unknown bend. The springs need to absorb bumps and keep the tyres evenly weighted so you don't hop about.

And the BRZ is brilliant there too. All the steering lacks is a bit more feel, to tell you how much grip the tyres have left. But in this car more than in most, you don't miss that because the rest of the car's reactions are so accurate and faithful. You get the information from other sources.

The 200bhp two-litre is enough engine. Just. In this age of turbos, it does seem very light on torque between 3000 and 4000rpm. You have to revise your whole style of driving. Change down. And again. Rev its little spuds off, make sure you keep getting flashed by shift-up light as you zero in on 7500. That way happiness lies. For a flat-four, it doesn't sound as charismatic as it might, but it's always smooth enough that there's no pain in sticking with those epic revs.

By: Paul Horrell