Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New 2010 TopCar Bentley Continental GT Bullet is well-known as one of the most popular names when it comes to high-end vehicles. They are well-known for providing the best possible creature comforts without compromising anything when it comes to performance. The company has introduced an alternative for Continental GT and Continental GT Speed owners to make use of a sleek Bullet body kit. new 2010 TopCar Bentley Continental GT Bullet includes tinted front and rear lights, exhaust tips, a front bumper with a set LED daytime lights, front bumper lip and black window frames and lower side moldings. The abovementioned cater mostly to aesthetical value and convenience. The bonnet, GT Speed radiator grill and a pair of composite side skirts are destined to provide the system with better air intake through the additional provisions for air inlets. There is also a rear bumper and a diffuser and a rear wing. All these are mean to improve the car’s performance and aerodynamics.

Auto Cars-Saab 9-5 SportCombi

2009 Saab 9-5 SportCombi

2009 Saab 9-5 SportCombi

2009 Saab 9-5 SportCombi

2009 Saab 9-5 SportCombi
Saab 9-5 SportCombi

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Auto Cars-Nissan sketches electric

Nissan has released an official sketch of an electric urban delivery vehicle that looks closer to viable than many EV concepts that have appeared at auto shows over the last few months. It is a somewhat stylized take on the NV200 light commercial gasoline van Nissan sells in Japan and Europe.

The press release from Nissan highlights the potential use as an ambulance which could drive directly into a hospital. One time when I took a friend to an emergency room in my Th!nk City I realized hospital emergency areas would be designed differently if EV ambulances existed. How absurd that critical care cases are transported through a plume of toxins between the ambulance and medical attention. Significant moments wasted because the internal combustion vehicle can't drive directly into the hospital.

Yet another benefit of EVs. Yet another market.

2009 Acura TSX

2009 Acura TSX

2009 Acura TSX

2009 Acura TSX

2009 Acura TSX

2009 Acura TSX

Acura TSX

Updates: Lexus LFA Nürburgring Performance Package Officially Announced has announced a Nürburgring package for its new LFA supercar. The name was given in festivity of Lexus entering once again the car in the Nürburgring 24 Hours race. Formerly, the limited edition of LFA supercar was announced in Japan as the simply put, "Special Edition." The pack is limited to 50 examples and targets potential buyers interested in an doubly hardcore track driving experience. aerodynamic components counting a larger front spoiler, side canard air foils and a new fixed rear wing have been added to boost downforce and improve handling. power is also on the up. From the standard 4.8-litre V10 with 412 kW (553 BHP / 560 PS) comes a new power figure of 419 kW (562 BHP / 570 PS) and reduced gearshift times and the performance times are also down; 0 to 62mph flashes by in 3.7 seconds and top speed is 325 km/h. is offering buyers of this package, who form part of the limited 500 units internationally, an advanced driving course at the ‘Ring, and a free year-long pass into the legendary track.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Auto Cars-2010 Acura Cars Images

2010 Acura

2010 Acura

2010 Acura

2010 Acura

2010 Acura

2010 Acura

The New 2010 RDSport BMW M3 RS46 BMW Company is familiar for being able to produce cars that are built for performance, comfort and luxury. The company has an impeccable taste for style as well as cutthroat driving performance. They have recently introduced the new 2010 RDSport M3 RS46 in to the markets. has newly introduced the use of a V8 4.6-liter engine that provides a great 524 hp in to the drive. The aluminum pistons used in this are forged, larger and lightweight. It also uses a billet crankshaft that has a longer stroke. The front brakes consist of six-piston Aluminum block calipers and the back uses the same aluminum block calipers that has four pistons.

Other features can be used by RDSport M3 owners everywhere to further enhance their car. These would include diffusers, bumpers, body kits, and so on. These are all meant to further boost the car’s performance especially in terms of giving the intake the extra airflow that it needs.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ajanta Group working on e-car for India: Zindabad!!!

The Ajanta Group, which already sells electric scooters in India under the Oreva brand, claims it will soon launch its electric car in the country. Though technical details are not available at this time, Rakesh Nathwani, Oreva’s national marketing head, claims that the car will be able to run 200-250km on one full battery charge.

It is ironic that Tata Motors have finally chosen Sanand village in Gujarat where the Nano will be made, because the Oreva electric car – which is also expected to be priced at around Rs one lakh – will also be made at Morbi, in Gujarat. Ajanta/Oreva already manufacture their e-scooters at their facility in Morbi, and will also launch their e-car from the same factory.

More EVs, Faster Charging

It's official, the Cadillac Converj is to be the second extended-range electric vehicle after the Volt. I may be most interested affordable electric cars, but this makes sense to me. I only wish GM had the smarts back in the day to have rebranded the EV1 as a Caddy and continued limited run production.

[Source: Detroit News]

Volvo might be getting serious about EVs. They showed a prototype Electric C30. The car was described by EV Goddess Chelsea Sexton as "überpragmatic." An electric offering could be fit nicely into the historical perceptions of the benefits of the brand.

[Source: Wired Autopia]

Coulomb is getting ready to enter the Level III charging arena. Commonly dubbed a "fast charge," Level III is higher voltage and a considerable investment, around $60,000 (including installation) for their 480-volt, 125-amp offering. With the DOE investment in some fast chargers as part of infrastructure development in the five Nissan/Etec Leaf target regions, Level III is happening faster than might have been expected.

Fast charging will extend the range of pure EVs when deployed by freeways. More importantly, it is one of the ways to make EVs accessible to those without access to power where they park in urban centers. Whether there is a business model to make this successful remains an open question. The first Level III chargers deployed by Etec will offer free juice. I'd like to see a ten year commitment to free charging, underwritten by participating automakers and government.


Mitsubishi is doubling down on the iMiev. Demand is outstripping the supply for the electric jellybean. Almost 2000 were delivered to corporate customers in Japan last year. Production targets have been upped to 8500 units for 2010. By 2013 they intend to make 30,000 units annually. The really good news is they have a target price of about $22,000 after the production hike. I suspect they'll find plenty of government and corporate buyers at the early higher price point as they strive to project greenness and meet emission targets.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Auto Cars-Honda Accord Crosstour 4WD - 2010

honda accord crosstour

honda accord crosstour

honda accord

honda accord

Highs and Lows

Highs: Still a sweet-driving Accord, now with nearly twice the cargo space.

Lows: Questionable looks, no four-cylinder option, and why does an Accord wagon have to weigh two tons?

Friday, March 26, 2010

The New Concept Car – EN-V from General Motors Motors (GM) will unveil its latest concept car EN-V or Electric Networked car at the forthcoming Shanghai Pudong Expo in China on May 01. General Motor China and its Chinese partner SAIC will unveil the new concept car together to spot a new presence as supplier of non-polluting cars. These cars have been specifically designed for the new congested mega-cities of the future that face severe problems like pollution, traffic jams, urbane traffic and increased fuel prices. car is still in its nascent stages and is not expected to hit the market even in next 10 to 20 years. The new car will be capable of commuting with other cars to keep away from congestion and accidents in urban traffic. "In the EN-V we’re really showing a new concept, for not just electrified vehicles but a reinvented vehicle experience for mega cities," said Mr. Alan Taub, General Motors vice president for global research and development. to General Motors, the car will be available as 3 variants that can go up to 40 Km in a single charge. The new EN-V comes as a GM’s effort to reposition itself as car maker with eco-friendly cars.

The New 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera new 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera video was filmed at the opening ceremony of the new model at the Salon de l’Auto in Geneva. The new 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera weighs 70 kg less than the usual car and is powered by the 5.2 V10 engine liter. new 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera stands for “posterior longitudinal” and refers to the orientation of the V10 engine – mounted longitudinally after the driver, the entire world as a Lamborghini engine. numeral 570 refers to the maximum power CV, which corresponds to 419 kW is 8000 rpm. Equally imposing is the pulling power – the peak of the torque curve at 540 Nm (398.3 ft lbs) at 6500 rpm. Increasing 7 kW is dedicated to following the new strategy engine management. Compared to its predecessor, fuel consumption and CO2 emission are now reduced to 20.5 %. Enjoy this incredible pictures Live the superb car!

The Cars that came into Indonesia in 2010

chevrolet cruze

A number of brand holder sole agents (ATPM) in a few days ahead will be busy with the preparations for launching several new products in Indonesia. Any car that will passed on the capital in 2010 was.

Chevrolet Cruze, one of them. PT General Motors Autoworld Indonesia (GMAI), ATPM Chevrolet (Chevy), in the near future will be releasing two new models, the Chevy Cruze sedan and the latest generation of Chevy Spark.

Chevrolet Cruze which had already circulated in the U.S. and Europe will be released in January. This sedan equipped with 16-valve engine, 1.6-liter and 1.8-liter, and there is also the engine choices 2.0-liter turbo diesel. But it seems GMAI will include version 1.6 liters for tax reasons.

Cruze 1.6-liter engine, capable of spraying power of 112 kW hp/82. This car is using technology Variable Valve Timing (VVT), technology similar to that of Toyota Corolla Altis. The car that best nominated for 2010 world is expected to sell USD 300 million. Meanwhile, Spark 1.200cc engine capacity is ready to become the challenger to established models, such as Hyundai and Daihatsu Sirion I10 though.

Not to be outdone by Chevrolet, PT Indomobil Suzuki Sales (SIS), ATPM Suzuki, Suzuki Alto preparing to present to head to head with the Spark. Alto engine bearing capacity 1.000cc, recently tested in New Zealand claimed only takes two liters of gasoline per 100 km distance.

Alto is Maruti Suzuki-made cars India. This little car also sold as the Nissan Pixo. In some countries bearing the predicate Alto Celerio name. While in India using the name of Maruti Suzuki A-Star.

mobil masuk keindonesia tahun 2010

Ford Fiesta will also enliven the hatchback segment in the country in 2010. "The launch in Indonesia in 2010 will be to carve back the Ford Fiesta success story globally, and affirm the leadership of Ford as a designer and manufacturer of small cars," said the president of Ford Motor Indonesia Will Angove.

Ford Fiesta is manufactured in Thailand this AutoAlliance, developed by Ford with an intensive experience in assembling a small car. It leaks, this car has a competitive price compared to Honda Jazz.

While Toyota, Daihatsu, Mitsubishi, Honda, apparently still keeping their presence a new weapon in this 2010.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Guerrilla charging: theft or public service?

So you've finally got your electric car. You're going out of town for a few days and recall a few spots at the airport parking lot that have a regular 110-volt electric outlet on the wall. Do you plug in your Tesla (or Nissan LEAF or Chevy Volt)? Are you "stealing" power?

Solar Dave thinks you are. And he is taunting the authorities in Denver to fine the owner of the Tesla he found plugged in at the airport. He raises a question that should be settled quickly. And he points out one place where public charging solutions will be easier and cheaper to install than I first thought.

First let's dispel the notion that there are any serious financial implications for the garage. Solar Dave writes: "My first thought was, “hey that is not fair” and that is why is (sic) costs so much to park at DIA." As if. John Voelker at ran the numbers and found that if the Tesla arrived on empty and slowly, completely refilled the battery over the next few days, it would cost $4.50. Parking costs the driver $18 per day. And if I want to get nit-picky, I'd point out that the garage doesn't incur the expense for cleaning up after the electric car's leaking oil nor the electricity to power the fans to exhaust the exhaust.

When we consider the question of public access to electricity for plug-in cars, we have to consider the social benefit. If plugging in at the airport (or work or some parking garage or mall) allows you take your electric car rather than a gasoline car, we all benefit from reduced emissions and petroleum consumption. These shared benefits are great enough to establish "rules of the road" that encourage access to power for cars. This is not new, actually. In our far northern states, one often finds free power available in parking lots to plug in engine block warmers. Given the low cost of the electricity and the social benefits, we should encourage a positive attitude about granting access to power for plug-in cars. If solar advocates such as Solar Dave don't get it, we've got our work cut out for us.

Official Promo Video Released For Audi RS 5

Audi has released a new promo video for the overwhelming RS5. keep the beast in control, Audi installed a new crown-gear center differential. It "can widely vary the distribution of torque among the front and rear axles. If required, up to 70 % can flow to the front or as much as 85 % to the tail end." Audi RS5 will go on sale in Germany this spring, with a base price of approximately €77,700 ($103,870 USD). Unluckily, Audi has been mum on U.S. availability but it doesn't look promising.

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