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2013 Cadillac XTS

2013 Cadillac is hot in the press now. At 204 inches in length the XTS is one big sedan and its 111 wheelbase enables comfort and safety for up to five passengers. The new XTS have 40 inches of rear seat leg room 4 inches more than the BMW 5 series and two more inches than the Audi A6. The XTS also have a big capacity of storage than the Audi A8L. The XTS have platinum trims with 20 inch alloy rims..

Jaguar C-X16

Today at a very private and special event in Los Angeles, The Jaguar presented an updated version of the Jaugar C-X16. It is now coat of pearl white paint. The Jaguar Design chief Lan Callum confirmed that a version of the C-X16 would be put into production.

2012 Toyota Yaris

The All New Toyota 2012 Yaris (Vitz) is a four door family coupe available in L3-door MT to the 5 door AT and in 7 trims. The new Toyota Yaris have 106 HP engine that achieved 32 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the long HW. 5 speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard the L3 door MT is equipped with a standard 1.5 liter I4..

2012 Honda Accord

The New Honda Accord 2012 Upcoming is hot in the news now. Honda Accord is always great vehicle from Honda's Auto Industry we're not really know about its all features but a short review is here for you. Because it's not released in the market..

Honda Civic 2012

So here we are with new honda civic 2012. In Dec 2012 the Honda was released a sketch of new Civic 2012 but now Honda released a pricing information of this new car and featuring information. The first thing we notice that Civic have slightly new exterior Honda wants the new model to be instantly recognized as a Civic. But its exterior is bland..

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Toyota Leads The Way in 2010 Motorist Choice Awards

Toyota Leads The Way in 2010 Motorist Choice Awards

If you thought consumer sentiment for Toyota and Lexus might be wavering, think again. Toyota is top of the class based on results from the 2010 Motorist Choice Awards, a consumer-driven study developed by Intellichoice and AutoPacific. Offerings from Toyota and Lexus were named winners in nine out of the 30 available award categories.

The Motorist Choice Awards has now entered its fifth year and the categories are more refined and easier to understand than in years past. Instead of having consumers select makes and models simply based on size and price, award categories were transformed into lifestyle concepts such as High Tech, Fun to Drive and Value Car. Each category was further broken down into Popular Brand and Premium Brand.


Toyota received awards for Eco Friendly (Toyota Prius and Lexus RX Hybrid), High Tech (Lexus RX Hybrid), Youthful (Lexus IS), Kid Friendly (Toyota Sequoia), Road Trip (Toyota Sienna), City Car (Toyota Yaris and Lexus LS) and Value Car (Lexus RX Hybrid).

The winners were selected by pooling data from over 42,000 consumer surveys. "From an emotional standpoint these awards are a reflection of how cars fit into people's daily lives, the tasks they fulfill on a day-to-day basis and the image people have of their vehicles," says Charlie Vogelheim, Executive Editor of IntelliChoice. The full list of winners is available in the press release.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2011 Peugeot 408

2011 Peugeot 408

Peugeot is launching a new sedan Peugeot 408 in China. But this is not the successor of 407 but the sedan version of the Peugeot 308. This model is designed special for growth market countries and produced by the joint venture companies in China namely Peugeot Dongfeng.


Peugeot 408 using low-cost platform with MacPherson front suspension (front) and torsion-beam (rear). Although not an ideal choice for those who crave handling and ride refinement, but still quite satisfactory for the needs of developing countries who tend to prefer a roomy car with a friendly price.

Compared to 308, a longer platform, especially to provide spacious space for rear passengers. Be extended 2710mm wheelbase, or a 100mm longer than the Peugeot 308 hatchback. With the addition of the rear trunk, total length of 4680mm or 400mm so longer than 308.
With the curved roof design, the Peugeot 408 is not too much like 308. Especially with the new barrel design, making it more elegant than 308. The remaining fairly similar, especially the rear. using the same 308 dashboard.

While the powertrain (engine and transmission) somewhat out of date for developed countries in Europe. But not too bad for developing countries. 1.6-liter engine can produce maximum power of 110hp and 2.0-liter engine can be 147hp. Engine with VVT technology has been removed from Peugeot models in circulation there.


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2011 Volvo S60 All New

2011 Volvo S60 All New

When the Volvo S60 debuted 10 years ago with its muscular fenders and sweeping roof line, it was a radical, refreshing departure from the dowdy box on wheels it replaced. But 10 years is a long time, and this model has been desperately in need of a redesign for a few years now. So the 2011 Volvo S60 finally represents a makeover, and the resulting car once again claims the glamour standing in the company's lineup.

Based on a shortened S80 platform, the new midsize S60 remains on the small side of the midsize car spectrum. However, it's 1 inch longer overall, 2 inches wider and has a 2.3-inch-longer wheelbase than before. Inside, you'll find Volvo's understated but classy design aesthetic that includes the trademark "floating" center stack control panel. Under the skin, the 2011 Volvo S60 promises a more engaging drive thanks to quicker steering and a choice of suspension options that include a more firmly calibrated sport version dubbed "Dynamic" as well as Volvo's adaptive "FOUR-C" setup.

The company known for building safe cars hasn't forgotten its roots. As such the 2011 S60 boasts Volvo's latest advance in safety technology called Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake. This system has the ability to detect pedestrians who are at least 31 inches tall, then can apply full braking power to avoid a collision even if you take no action. At lower speeds (around 21 mph or less) it can bring the car to a full stop, while at higher speeds it slows the S60 to lessen the severity of a potential impact. You can, of course, take back control of the situation by steering around the danger.

The 2011 Volvo S60 will initially only be available in the top-of-the-line, highest-performing "T6" form, meaning it will sport a 300-horsepower turbocharged inline-6 and all-wheel drive. Later in the model year a front-wheel-drive T6 will become available, as will the T5 trim, the latter having the brand's familiar turbocharged inline-5 making 227 hp.

Despite Volvo's claim that the 2011 S60 is the sportiest sedan it has ever sold, it still doesn't exactly match the fun of a BMW 3 Series or Infiniti G37. Yet many buyers are more interested in the sort of comfortable, quiet and refined ride offered by an Audi A4 or Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and for them the S60 should be a smart, stylish alternative. It took awhile, but Volvo is finally back in the game.


The 2011 Volvo S60 is a midsize luxury sport sedan currently available in a single T6 trim level.The S60 T6 comes with all-wheel drive, a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, front sport seats (eight-way power with memory settings for the driver), leather upholstery, aluminum interior trim, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker audio system with a single-CD player, satellite radio, HD radio, an iPod/USB interface and an auxiliary audio jack.Going for the optional Premium package gets you adaptive xenon headlights, a sunroof and a power passenger seat. 


The Multimedia package upgrades the S60 with a 12-speaker premium sound system, a rearview camera and navigation system with real-time traffic updates. The Climate package adds heated front seats, heated windshield washer jets, rain-sensing wipers and an interior air quality system, while the Technology package includes adaptive cruise control, collision warning with auto brake, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and driver alert control.Individual options include the FOUR-C adaptive suspension, a more compliant "Touring" suspension (no extra charge), 17-inch wheels, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot alert, keyless ignition/entry and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual display screens.

The 2011 Volvo S60 T6 has a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder that makes 300 hp and 325 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission with sport and manual shift modes is standard, as is all-wheel drive.Though we haven't yet track-tested the S60 T6, Volvo claims a 6.2-second 0-60-mph time, which feels accurate based on our seat-of-the-pants impressions. Fuel economy is average compared with other six-cylinder models in this class, with EPA mileage estimates of 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined.


Interior materials in the 2011 Volvo S60 are on par with the rest of the entry-level luxury sedan class. You may not care for the heavier graining on the dash and doors, but there's no denying that the leather, vinyl and plastic used in this cabin are of solid quality. Volvo offers a different take on the expected wood and metal accents that give the S60's cabin more personality than most rivals.

The straightforward dual-temperature adjustment dials and the "mode man" pictogram make adjustments to the climate control system intuitive. The audio system is fairly easy to use, too, though the array of small audio buttons is starting to look dated. The available DVD-based navigation system thankfully does away with the complicated back-of-the-steering-wheel controls seen on previous Volvos and adopts a more conventional dial-type controller. In practice, this interface works fine, though Volvo's navigation software still feels a few years behind the times.


As one would expect in a Volvo, the front seats are excellent in terms of long-trip comfort and proper support. Unfortunately, the backseat isn't quite as accommodating. The seats themselves are supportive, but legroom and foot room are tight for adults over 5-foot-8. Most competitors are slightly more accommodating.


Trunk capacity, at 12 cubic feet, is a bit small for the class as well, but a low liftover height makes it easy to access the space. Both the rear seats and the front passenger seat fold down, and there's a separate ski pass-through.




Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2011 Renault Megane Coupe Cabriolet

2011 Renault Megane Coupe Cabriolet

The French automaker has released a single teaser image today with the 2011 Renault Megane Coupe Cabriolet which will debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland on March 2nd.



The 2011 Renault Megane Coupe Cabriolet will also be showcased at the L'Atelier Renault on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, on March 5 and the manufacturer says their next lineup addition will combine the elegance of a coupe with the enjoyment of wind-in-the-hair motoring thanks to its foldaway glass roof.

Further details with the 2011 Renault Megane Coupe Cabriolet will coming soon.

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Top Ten Best Cars Companies

Top Ten Best Cars Companies 
1.Ferrari

Ferrari automobile company has been producing sports cars since the year 1947. They were known to be one of the most very successful sports car companies in the world up to now. This world renowned supercar manufacturer is based in Italy and has a deep history rooted in racing, but before then little is know.

This hub is about the History of Ferrari, long before Formual One (F1) racing and the super fast cars with they build and sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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2.Ford

Ford first introduced the convertible Thunderbird in 1955 and continued the two seater body style thru 1957.Its orignal sales triumphed over the Chevy Corvette was the result of cleas styling. creature comforts and V8 refinement. The Sales volume did not impress Ford conservative management and a four seater replacement was in works for 1958. The Engine is a 292 Cubic-inch overhead valve V8 with a bore of 3.75x3.30 and developed horsepower.

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3.BMW

After World War I, BMW was forced to cease aircraft (engine) production by the terms of the Versailles Armistice Treaty.[2] The company consequently shifted to motorcycle production in 1923 once the restrictions of the treaty started to be lifted,[3] followed by automobiles in 1928–29.
The circular blue and white BMW logo or roundel is portrayed by BMW as the movement of an aircraft propeller, to signify the white blades cutting through the blue sky – an interpretation that BMW adopted for convenience in 1929, twelve years after the roundel was created.[7][8] The emblem evolved from the circular Rapp Motorenwerke company logo, from which the BMW company grew, combined with the white and blue colors of the flag of Bavaria, reversed to produce the BMW roundel. However, the origin of the logo being based on the movement of a propeller is in dispute, according to an article recently posted by the New York times, quoting "At the BMW Museum in Munich, Anne Schmidt-Possiwal, explained that the blue-and-white company logo did not represent a spinning propeller, but was meant to show the colors of the Free State of Bavaria.

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4.Mercedes

Please share your opinions about MERCEDES.

5.Chevrolet
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6.Volkswagen
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7.Rolls-Royce

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8.Porche

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9.Renault
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10.Volvo
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Monday, September 20, 2010

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

2010 Volvo XC90

2010 Volvo XC90


Volvo does things a little differently from other premium brands in the automotive world. For this Swedish manufacturer, safety and kid-friendliness are just as important as luxury amenities and driving performance, and in no vehicle is this more apparent than the Volvo XC90, a midsize seven-passenger SUV.

Innovative safety features aside, the XC90 is merely adequate relative to the premium midsize SUV competition. Zestier performance is available elsewhere, as are more cavernous cargo holds. With more and more modern competitors measuring up to Volvo's high safety standards, the aging XC90 isn't the slam dunk for families that Volvo products used to be. It remains capable, though, and arguably safer than ever thanks to some new tricks.


The Volvo XC90 is available in two versions: 3.2 and V8. Available with front- or all-wheel drive, the 3.2 is the entry-level model and carries a 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine rated for 235 horsepower. Mileage suffers a bit on the XC90 V8, but the 311-hp 4.4-liter V8 provides strong acceleration, moving this 4,600-pound SUV to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds. All-wheel drive is standard with the V8.

The 3.2 comes with five-passenger seating (with the third-row seat optional), while the V8 comes with seven-passenger seating. As this is a premium SUV, almost all major safety and convenience features are included, even on the base model. Major options include a rear entertainment system with dual screens, a DVD-based navigation system, a Dolby Pro Logic II surround-sound audio system and an interior air quality system, as well as an ultra-luxurious executive package for the V8 model.

Easily one of the safest SUVs on the market, the Volvo XC90 pioneered Roll Stability Control. This bit of technology uses a gyro sensor to identify every SUV owner's greatest fear, a potential rollover, and activates the stability control system to try to avert it. Another interesting feature is the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), which monitors images from a pair of cameras mounted in the side mirrors and warns the driver via an indicator light when another vehicle moves into the XC90's blind spot. Of course, the XC90 also provides staples like side curtain airbag protection for all three rows, anti-whiplash seats and an emergency communications system. Volvo crash safety is legendary, and indeed, this midsize SUV has scored well in NHTSA and IIHS testing.


we've found that the XC90 drives just as you'd expect a safe, heavy Volvo SUV to drive. Ride quality is smooth and the cabin stays quiet, while handling is competent but not particularly sporty. Equipped with AWD, the XC90 makes an excellent snow vehicle but isn't intended for serious off-road romps. V8-powered models are considerably more satisfying to drive than six-cylinder XC90s.Despite its advancing age, the seven-passenger 

Volvo XC90 is one of our top recommendations for families shopping for an SUV. Although its on-road performance is merely average as luxury SUVs go, the XC90 still offers a winning combination of safety, solidity and style.

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2010 Volvo XC60

2010 Volvo XC60


The 2010 Volvo XC60 ranks 3 out of 8 Luxury Compact SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of 25 published reviews and test drives of the Volvo XC60, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.As Volvo's first entry into the luxury compact SUV segment, the XC60 combines stylish looks with powerful performance and innovative safety features. Its inexpensive price makes it a good value, but its high points are undermined by poor fuel economy (with its optional turbocharged engine) and some confusing electronics.A baby brother to the XC90, the all-new XC60 competes with the BMW X3, and shares a platform with the Land Rover LR2. It costs $3,000 to $5,000 less than both. In fact, the XC60’s $32,395 base price makes it the least expensive SUV in it the luxury compact class.


 The XC60 is so well liked that it won Road & Travel Magazine's 2010 International Truck of the Year award.Aside from good value, the XC60 offers a dizzying number of advanced safety options. All trims come with Volvo's new City Safety system, which reduces low-speed impacts by automatically braking when it senses an impending accident at speeds under 18 mph. "Even though it's Volvo's first foray into this growing segment, the XC60 is well executed overall,” says Cars.com. “From its stylish design and upscale cabin to its sporty performance and numerous safety features, the XC60 impresses in all the right areas.

 Its gas mileage, however, may be a sticking point for some."Indeed, less-than-average fuel economy is the XC60’s major drawback if you choose the optional turbocharged engine. The EPA rates it at 16/22 mpg city/highway. The only SUV in the class that does worse is the Land Rover LR2, which is rated at 15/22. However, the LR2 makes up for that poor economy with its excellent off-road skills.


The XC60 provides surprisingly spirited performance for a heavy SUV. "The 3-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine provides 281 horsepower to help this big crossover fly on the road like a much smaller vehicle," says the Detroit News. "Volvo included a stiff suspension to handle all of the power, but not so stiff it shakes you around like a rattle on Detroit's pothole-strewn streets. The ride was smooth and quiet, with the focus on luxury instead of sporty." However, a few reviewers say the engine could stand more horsepower. Poor fuel economy compared to its competition is also a low point.


The XC60 stands out from most SUVs with its especially sleek looks. "For people who associate Volvo with its old-school days -- boxy and boring, and I mean that in a good way -- the real surprise is the XC60's style," says the New York Times. "Too many crossover SUV's in this overpopulated field come off as U.F.O.'s: Unidentified Family Objects. But instead of inflicting another two-ton blob on the suburbs, Volvo has delivered a handsome standout.


The 2010 Volvo XC60's cabin is both luxurious and comfortable. "From Volvo's characteristic wafer-thin center stack to the contrasting materials throughout, this is the Swedish company's best interior design yet," writes Road and Track. "We especially enjoy the optional Nordic Light Oak inlay on the driver-canted center stack -- you can see (and feel) the grain of the wood. Rear-seat head- and legroom are excellent and the center seat is even manageable for trips." But while reviewers love the look and feel of the cabin, they complain about the confusing navigation system.


The Volvo XC60 has not yet been crash-tested by the federal government, but wins a "Top Safety Pick" designation from the insurance industry. Carrying on Volvo's reputation, it comes with plenty of safety features, including the innovative City Safety system. "Indeed, it wouldn't be a Volvo without a ton of safety equipment -- this is being called the safest car yet," says AutoWeek. "Volvo even went so far as to christen it ‘probably the safest car in the world.'"

The 2010 Volvo XC60 reliability score shown is the Predicted Reliability rating provided by J.D. Power and Associates. This score is based on trending the past three years of historical initial quality and dependability data from J.D. Power's automotive studies, specifically the Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) and the Initial Quality Study (IQS). The XC60 comes with a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Proton Gen2 Specification

New Proton Gen2 Specification 

This morning, while waiting at a red light crossroad in South Jakarta, there is a looks-like sport car that caught my eye. There are rear spoilers who in turn make it look sporty hatchback and it turns out it was a Proton car, a Malaysian car. Curious, I continued to watch and it became clear that it is a new Proton Gen2. Finally, I get information from Proton sales person that New Proton Gen2 indeed already present in Indonesia since mid of March 2010.

Proton Edar Indonesia (PEI) as sole distributor of Proton cars has released the new car of New Proton Gen2 (facelift) equipped with engine 1.6 liter Campro IAFM. The IAFM system improves the performance of torque on Campro engine and delivers sufficient torque for acceleration. The New Proton Gen2 with the IAFM Campro 1.6 produces 110 horsepower at 6,500rpm and 148Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. Torque at an engine speed of 3,000rpm is 139Nm, while the previous Campro only delivered 128Nm of torque at that engine speed.

Proton has made further value-added changes to the facelift model which includes new interior trim, large cargo space with foldable rear seat and removable rear shelf trim; glove box, extra storage and compartments. The New Gen2 facelift is equipped with driver’s airbag. From exterior, other additional features of the Proton Gen2 facelift include new bumper and grille, front skirt, black headlamp bezel, side sill molding, alloy rims, rear skirt and rear spoiler.


Engine performance of the Proton Campro 1.6 IAFM engine produces the same peak torque and horsepower as the previous Campro, however, it has had its low to mid range torque boosted to eliminate the torque dip. The IAFM varies intake manifold length to suit different engine conditions – a short runner length for high revs and a long and narrower runner length for low revs.

The New Proton Gen2 is designed to enhance an engine’s torque curve that also helps to improve the combustion process; making the engine more fuel efficient. This is a development from the current Campro engine, which has rather relatively low torque at low to medium engine speeds. The new intake manifold is made of reinforced high thermal plastic which is lighter than the current Campro’s aluminum intake manifold.

Similar with other products of Proton cars such as Neo, Exora, Saga and Savvy, the New Proton Gen2 also has Lotus ride and handling technology from Lotus cars that applicable in under carriage system i.e.: suspension to more comfort and stable during drive the car.


On the road price for Jakarta area for Gen2 manual transmission is IDR 151,000,000 and automatic transmission is IDR 161,000,000. Gen2 Facelift comes in seven colors – solid red, solid white, genetic silver, tranquility black, passion blue, energy orange, and metal grey.

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