Subaru Legacy

Subaru Legacy
Subaru won the predicate safest car in Japan.

Grace given by Japan’s New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) to the Legacy of output in 2010. Unfortunately, the car was not signed by the Subaru trafficked Indonesia.

Subaru Legacy not only recognized by Japan, but in other parts of the world. In Europe and Australia, this sedan gets a predicate as the safest car. Furthermore, in the United States bearing the “Top Safety Pick” by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Parties JNCAP hit-test and see the impact caused to the driver, front passenger, and pedestrian. Previously, several other Subaru models such as Impreza, won a similar award in 2007. Likewise Forester in 2008.

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Modulo accessories package for the All New Odyssey

Modulo accessories package for the All New Odyssey
PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) MPV accessories are also imported from Japan’s Honda’s home modification, Modulo. HPM fact offered in packages.

When launching, it is also shown Odyssey-4 gene that has been modified by Modulo, especially the exterior. “In Japan there is also a version of Mugen, but are included in the new Indonesia Modulo,” said Jonfis Fandy, director of marketing and sales services HPM on the sidelines of the launch of All New Odyssey in Jakarta, yesterday.

For additional packages Modulo accessories, owner of All New Odyssey must spend an additional USD 34.9 million. With this package, a premium Honda MPV exterior look is becoming more and more sporty style thanks to the design of aero bumper (front / rear), fog lamps, side-skirts, rear spoiler, and footrests.

For the interior, done some touches to give the impression of luxury on the panels, doors, and speakers. For a separate package, the HPM provides 17 kinds of accessories, ranging from the smallest, emblems IDR 564 000 up to IDR 58 million for a new rim.

Honda Recall Acura TSX

Honda Recall Acura TSX
Honda announces recall to repair or recall of 167 000 Acura TSX in the United States market. Done because it involves the withdrawal age use power steering hoses shorter than necessary.

Problems found in the luxury sedan production in 2004 until 2008 with a 2.4-liter gasoline engine, four-cylinder. Acura parties, as reported by leftlinenews.com, last weekend, said that the hose can leak because the level of elasticity is reduced prematurely. Leakage can lead to smoke or even fire.

Until this news was revealed, the Acura claims found only one case of fires caused by these problems. Recall action will commence immediately, and notice to new customers will be held at the end of this May.

Gleagle IG Hybrid

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Gleagle IG Hybrid
IG Geely or with the product name Gleagle IG criticized by China Car Times. “Small cars are only suitable for use in the city. However, the door that opens upward makes it difficult, even to nudge the car parked next to it. Doors can also hit the roof of the parking lot, “writes the media.

Surprisingly again, the media does not know exactly where the car was made. They estimate that only cars made in Lin Hai, Zhejian Province, not far from the headquarters of Geely, Hangzhou.

Interestingly enough, the hood of this small hybrid car is also fitted with solar panels. According to Geely, the panel used to charge the battery. As a source of prime mover, this car uses the engine capacity of 1.0 liters.

To couple power hybrids, electric motors, and batteries supplied in accordance with the desire and ability of consumers. “Costs flexible,” wrote Geely. This was done because Geely electrical and battery system that offers the lowest price of 10,000 yuan or USD 13.2 million.

“Consumers can choose different standards according to their needs, like buying a digital camera that uses a variety of memory cards,” added Geely in the site about this concept car sales.

He also explains, in particular for electrical components, there was a contradiction between the price of batteries and the distance. The further the distance that can be generated from battery-powered, large increases in size. The price is also so expensive.

IG is on display today has undergone a change from the prototype on display before. If previously only used three seats with the concept of a triangle, now, the car has two seats in front (including the driver) and two behind.

Explained all, the car is equipped with a large alternator and start & stop system. We stopped at the intersection waiting for the green light, the engine will die. Engine will live longer automatically once trodden on the accelerator. System used is the mild hybrid or a combination of series and parallel (the same used Prius).

VW Beetle stopped

VW Beetle stopped
Manufacturers in Germany announced a halt of production New Beetle, with the hope of showing the next generation when the Los Angeles Motor Show in November.

As quoted autoevolution (03/05/2010), the VW in order to quickly convey to the consumer if they want to have a Beetle hatchback or a kabriolet, before sold out. “Consumers can still buy a model New Beetle at the dealership, as long as stocks are still there,” says VW Group Australia is quoted by goauto.com.

There are leaks from Volkswagen Group of America CEO Stefan Jacoby that the new generation New Beetle will be launched in 2012. Manufacturers in Germany had been submitted late last year.

Based on information from Autoweek, the new Beetle will be using engines 2.0 L four-cylinder and for the U.S. market using a 2.5 L five-cylinder, as well as with the 1.4 L hybrid.

Platform, reportedly similar to those used in New Jetta sedan will be introduced this summer.

Corolla Altis “Facelift”

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Corolla Altis “Facelift”
Toyota, Corolla Altis, comes with a new face (facelift), which is more fresh. For the Indonesian market? This little sedan is not to fill the European market which went on sale in May this year.

On the exterior, new designs appear on the bumpers, grille up and down, and headlights (head-light). Sein also features an indicator lamp lights. Meanwhile, more fresh wheel designs. At the stern, the main changes occur at the stop sign lights, license plate holder with new decorations, and bumper.

Log into the interior, there has been some detail changes, such as steering wheel, a touch of silver on the instrument panel, door handles, center console, and the lock button on the door. The dashboard is also new with the color combinations.

Several other changes visible, like the automatic opener on the rear of the ignition key. In addition, the material is more comfortable seat, there’s Bluetooth connectivity for phones, and USB consoles and cable jack for Aux.

Engine behind the hood did not change. Varian equipment offered in four types, two petrol engine-powered 1.3 L and 1.6 L 101 dk (132 dk). The rest, “drinkers” diesel 1.4 L (90 dk) and 2.0 L (126 dk).

Aculeus “China Supercar”

Aculeus “China Supercar”
Beijing Auto Show pledged “estalase” for China’s producers. The models that appear to invite more people to comment that the designers and engineers of China made plagiarism. One of them is a supercar concept that was displayed by CH Beijing Auto origin.

According to China Car Times, the previous CH Auto has come up with this car in 2008 in the same arena with a Scorpio. Therefore, a glimpse of this car like the Ferrari 599 GTO-scorpion logo. This year, the car comes back with a better design and its name was changed to “Aculeus”.

Meanwhile, some automotive journalists from the United States has a different assessment. This car does look sexy, but it is considered as a cheap replica.

From the front, combining face Aculeus assessed Ferrari 599 GTO, BMW Z4, and Aston Martin. Nevertheless, the shape of the rear similar to the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Car design is a combination of a long nose and short deck. Same size with Maserati Gran Turismo and the BMW Z4.

Although the concept, CH Auto has equipped this supercar with a capacity of 4.8 liter V8 engine from the BMW-powered 367 PS, 490 Nm of torque, and weighs 1600 kg. This car was claimed to be able dikebut 0-100 km / h in 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 270 km / hr.

Mercedes-Benz E Klasse 6 Doors

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Mercedes-Benz E Klasse 6 Doosr
German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz car modification firm in cooperation with Mercedes-Benz Binz make berbodi stretched sedan, named the Mercedes-Benz E Klasse Limousine.

Yes, this car was really long, with six door configurations. So now be 5.98 meters in length, which means 1.11 meters longer than the standard version of the E Klasse.

This is easy to be done by Binz, who was expert to modify the cars special services such as ambulances, hearses or the fire department. So, now the car has two additional seats and two doors, with a seven passenger haulage.

Addition of two doors, it must provide easy access for the passengers. Only, need to think more to make the chassis so that the framework re-
remain rigid, because with the addition of doors, the middle support poles should be shifted.

E-Klasse Limousine will also be available with different levels of armoring and features to ensure the safety and comfort of an adequate standard. Includes wall
baffle, driver and passenger compartment wrapped in leather.

Consumers also can choose from three seating options, namely six passenger door where the second row facing the driver, Vis-a-Vis Limousine, thus
The second and third row passengers facing each other, and limousine or Individual
without second-row seats.

As reported by Autoevolution, Tuesday (05/04/2010) luxury limousines will be offered with two petrol engines BlueEfficiency CGI E 350 and E 500 and E250 BlueEfficiency and diesel engines.

All versions have a maximum speed is limited electronically to 210 km per hour on, the notes are not bad for a car weighing 2100 kg is.

Hyundai Verna

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Hyundai Verna
Largest automobile manufacturer in South Korea, Hyundai Motor Company, continues to strengthen its global product in the mini sedan segment. Verna launched its newest principals or Accent to the United States market in the carpet Beijing Auto Show, 26 April -2 May 2010.

From the shape, design look headlights, grille, and LED lights that are similar Sein smaller version of Sonata. In the interior, design and material quality improved.

Verna is using a new platform with 2.57-meter wheelbase was carrying gasoline engine 1.4 L Gamma with multiport injection. Power output reached 106 with a torque of 135 Nm dk. For transmission, there are two options, 5-speed manual that is claimed to consume a liter of fuel for 17.5 km and 4-speed automatic Fuel Economy with features that consume a liter to 16.1 km.

Hyundai also offers a second machine with a capacity of 1.6 L dk-powered 121 and 155 Nm of torque. For this option, light available four-speed automatic transmission.

“Today is very special for us. Not only will there is a new product, but this became the first launching a rarely performed outside the South Korean Hyundai. We deliberately chose China because this region is an important locations, as well as China’s consumers,” said Chung Euisun , Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor, as reported Autoevolution

The small-capacity engine turbocharger

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Toyota Recalls Other SUV
Trends in the small-capacity engine turbocharger plus an application not only hit the mass-produced vehicle, but was touched to a sports arena in the world’s most prestigious automotive, Formula-1.

According to Spanish newspaper origin Barcelona, Deportivo El Mudo, the teams in F1 almost reached an agreement to approve a new machine which came into force in early 2013. The four-cylinder engine, equipped with 1.5-liter twin-turbo and petrol direct injection system plus KERS.

Meanwhile, the CEO of Ferrari, Amedo Felisa when interviewed by Autocar, the UK at the opening of the Beijing Motor Show last week saying, “If F1 must be developed again, the best solution is to use the engine with turbocharger and GDI (gasoline direct injection).” Currently, the machine F1 is used on the V8, 2.4 liter non-turbo.

Mercedes-Benz team boss, Norbert Haug when asked to comment about it just said “We will support!” He said the smaller-capacity engine will save fuel consumption and lower emissions.