Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Peugeot 4007 DCS Automatic

Peugeot will premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show an updated 4007 with a six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. New Dual Clutch System (DCS) brings more driving pleasure and a choice between full automatic mode or semi-automatic by using the gear selection paddles located behind the steering wheel. The DCS is controlled by the ECU, which provides smooth driving.

The 2.2 liter HDi engine is latest generation common-rail diesel with 156bhp and 380Nm of torque. The performance is not exceptional, but it is good enough for vehicle of this size. It is capable of doing 38.7 MPG and only 192g/km of CO2 harmful emissions.

The Peugeot 4007 DCS price starts at £23,345 and with the SE trim level at £24,545.

New Audi A8 2011 Launched

This Audi A8 is made its public debut at Design Exhibition in Miami. Audi has begun to take the all-new luxury saloon orders for first deliveries in Spring of 2010 with on-the-road prices from £54,760 to £66,240.

This car types has available in three engine options - the 3.0-litre V6 TDI with 42.8 mpg, 250PS and 550Nm of torque (up from 233PS and 450Nm) , the 4.2-litre V8 TDI with 37.2 mpg, 350PS and 800Nm (up from 326PS and 650Nm) and the 4.2-litre V8 FSI with 29.7 mpg, 372PS and 445Nm (up from 350PS and 440Nm).

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Launched

Mitsubishi manufactured is come back for launch the new car for Mitsubishi Lancer variants. This car making it’s buzz around the world. It looks Mitsubishi is hardly interested about the prospects of Lancer in India. Now Mitsubishi launches the Sportback model of Lancer in US. Two variants of Sportback Lancer is available in US, one base model and second the Lancer Sportback Rallyart.

The Sportback Lancer is powered by a 2.4ltr four cylinder engine with peak power of 168hp.There are two drive options available one five speed manual gearbox and second with continuously variable gearbox with paddle shifter attached to the steering wheel. Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Rallyart variant comes with a 2.0ltr, four cylinder high performance engine, this engine’s rated is 237hp at peak. The gear box is six speed with dual clutch configuration. The Rallyart Lancer Sportback is all wheel drive with an active centre differential.

The basic variant of Lancer Sportback comes with $19,190 price tag, the continuously variable gearbox with paddle shifters model requires another one thousand dollars, and if you are a fan of Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Rallyart then you have to shell out $27,590.Let us wait and see how the Sportback going to help Lancer in US.

Mazda CX 9 Debuting at 2009

The Mazda has booth expect to see a new 2010 Mazdaspeed3, the updated 2010 CX-7 and a just announced 2010 CX-9.

While there isn’t much information on the new CX-9, Mazda does say it received an exterior/interior refresh and some new options and safety features. Judging from the single quarter-profile shot provided above, the CX-9’s exterior refresh amounts to some minor cosmetic surgery to the front lower lip. The result is probably the least successful transference of Mazda’s controversial “smile” design language to an existing model. Both the CX-7 and new MX-5 Miata look more natural sporting the new design element.

Mazda said the “zoom-zoom” driving characters were also improved on the CX-9, which probably means they dialed in the tuning a bit. As for interior enhancements, the CX-7 received higher quality materials and a new gauge cluster. Maybe something similar is in store for the CX-9, which already is quite luxurious inside. It won Cars. com’s Family Car of the Year in 2008, and its upscale interior was one reason it garnered the award. We’ll have more information on the changes when we travel to the New York auto show next month.

Monday, December 7, 2009

KTM 350 SX-F

KTM has officially announced the arrival of its new 2010 KTM 350 SX-F, a ground-breaking motocross dirt bike which will blend the performance boundaries between the established 250 and 450 divisions.

This is the bike that Mike Alessi was rumored to be racing and developing in Europe during the Supercross season and then bringing to the States for competition in the outdoor Motocross series. As the rules stand, this machine would be legal to ride in the 450 class. KTM calls it a “very mature prototype,” but the Austrian manufacturer has not yet set a date for production of this new motorcycle. Rest assured, once it starts cranking out the serial numbers, these babies will be flying off showroom floors as quickly as they arrive. Times are hard for OEMs, but this news has to up the ante for the rest of the big Japanese companies. White Power components are the norm, but out back is a set of linkage which is a major deviation from the norm that KTM has struggled so hard to prove over the years.

New Peugeot 407

This car is launched in 2009. Peugeot 407 now comes with new 1.6 litre HDi 110, lower CO2, impressive economy and extra standard equipments featuring Michelin Energy Saver tires for lower rolling resistance.

A key factor that ensures efficient optimization is the major engine recalibration carried out on the 1.6-litre HDi FAP unit to obtain a significant reduction of emissions. Achieving 129g/km of CO2 has been obtained without any change to gear ratios, so performance levels and acceleration remain unaffected.

Peugeot RCZ Teaser Video

This car is the French manufacturer and it has released a new Peugeot RCZ teaser video anticipating its premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Peugeot RCZ is expected to hit the streets sometime next spring.

The car is a 2+2 compact coupe and features some unique detailing like the shape of pillarless doors or the double bubble roof. But still you can notice it’s a Peugeot as it maintains Pug’s Feline character. Currently there are two engines planned, the 1.6-litre turbo petrol and the 2.0-litre HDi diesel (Euro V). As for transmissions, Peugeot plans to have a six-speed manual and auto available at launch.

New Mitsubishi RVR 2011

This car is manufacture by Mitsubishi motors. This is a elegant car. All-new compact crossover, is planned for sequential release globally, and will be first released in Japan next spring. The all-new RVR is a compact crossover that provides high environmental efficiency and has a compact body while providing ample utility space and high performance.

The RVR will be fitted with an all-new 1.8L MIVEC petrol engine, and will be approximately 4.3 meters in length, featuring high fuel efficiency via its lightweight compact body. With the RVR, Mitsubhishi expands its crossover lineup, which already includes the full-size Pajero, and the mid-size Outlander. This new compact crossover will be released globally, including North America, Europe, and Asian regions including China.

Proton Exora Launched In 2009

This car is manufactured in Malaysia. This car is launched in Indonesia in July, 2009. In Malaysia, this car is competing with Toyota Avanza 1.5L, Nissan Grand Livina 1.6L, Toyota Wish, and Toyota Kijang Innova 2.0L. Proton Exora available in 2 variants, that M-Line AT (RM 69,998) and H-Line AT (RM 75,998). Both of them is equipped by 1.6 liter CPS engine with maximum power 128 PS @ 6,500 rpm and maximum torque 15 kgm @ 4,500 rpm.

Today, Proton Exora placed a teaser ad in several Indonesia newspapers again. Its make me curious. After see Proton Exora teaser and only see “a cutting pictures”, I try to call some Proton dealers and asking about its pricing. A sales person says Proton Exora will be priced at about IDR 175 millions for MT (Executive type), IDR 185 millions for AT (Executive type) and will not more than IDR 208 Millions for Supreme AT. Its price is temporary price, expected price before and during launching periods.

Mitsubishi Lancher Launch In 2010

In 2010, Mitsubishi Motor will launch Lancer variants in Australia. Lancer is a bread earner for Mitsubishi in Australia and they witness month on month double digit growth figure for past few months. The changes in 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer are mainly aesthetics it got a refreshing chrome lined front grille and a very unique VRX tail lamp cluster. Mitsubishi now added a set of 16” alloy wheels to Lancer offering.

The next variant of 2010 Lancer, labeled as Lancer VR also got the same cup holder and an additional leather trimmed parking brake handle. A Rackford Fostage audio system is available as optional. 2010 Lancer VRX the higher version of Lancer VR got the above said audio system as part of standard equipment and sound deadening wind screens. Now the top spec Lancer Aspire and Lancer Ralliart also fitted with sound deadening wind screens and leather trimmed parking brake handle as standard. Chrome finished exterior door handles and Mitsubishi’s touch screen satellite navigation system are part of 2010 Mitsubishi Ralliart version.

Daihatsu Xenia Automatic Best Family Car In Indonesia

Before launch Xenia AT to the domestic market and officially introduced today, PT. Astra Daihatsu Motor was doing research for a year. The development of traffic conditions in big cities are increasingly crowded, the increasing of consumer knowledge about automatic technology on vehicle, impact on growing demand of family car with automatic transmission. Unfortunately, there is currently no family car with automatic transmission that is affordable. Driven by this market demand PT. Astra Daihatsu Motor launches Xenia Automatic as The Most Affordable A / T Family Car.

Generally there is no different features and specification between manual type and automatic type. But this Xenia AT has some new features that Gate Type Shift Lever, Digital Trip meter, Foot Rest, and AT emblem. And to increase more pride of having Xenia AT, this new car have “AT” emblem at the back door bottom. With the price of 10 million more expensive than the manual version (Xi MT Standard) or the price of IDR 139.7 million (On the road Jakarta) for the standard variant, Xenia 1.3 Xi AT is a interesting choice for customers who need a comfort and affordable car. In addition to the standard version, is also available a full accessories version of the more expensive 5.9 million with an additional package that 14 inch wheel alloy, electric mirror, chrome radiator grille, console box, wood panel and digital clock.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Land Rover Freelander 2 Review

This car is manufactured by Tata Motors. This car is launch at the Jaguar-Land Rover showroom at Ceejay House in Mumbai. The base version costs Rs 33.8 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai without octroi).

The Freelander 2 features the ‘Terrain Response’ system as standard in all its variants. This system reduces or increases traction depending on the mode you are driving in viz. cement or tarmac roads, grass or snow, mud and sand.

The Freelander possesses a warranty of 1,00,000km and to solve the after sales service issues, six major cities - New Delhi, Ludhiana, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Pune - will have service centres. Land Rover has plans to launch more models from its lineup in 2010.