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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).

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2010 Detroit Auto Show

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2010 Detroit Auto Show
This year’s 2010 Detroit Auto Show is over, at least for the press, and while some significant vehicles were unveiled, the overall impression we got is that the industry has scaled back. Less debuts combined with smaller and less elaborate displays made the whole affair feel significantly downsized compared to previous years.

In better times exhibitors at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show might steal the stage with a stunningly imaginative, if impractical, concept car, or by crashing a Jeep Grand Cherokee through Cobo Hall’s front windows.

Beachbomber Created for The Outdoor Lovers

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Beachbomber Created for The Outdoor Lovers
MINI will introduce the Beachcomber in the arena in 2010 North American International Auto Show in January 2010. This concept car inspired by the Mini Moke ever made years ago with the 1964 target young executives and consumers have a dynamic lifestyle. This car and the certainty of the MINI as previously rumored to be releasing Clubman and Convertible.

To strengthen the character of the car close to nature, Beachcomber does not have a conventional roof. Car all-wheel-drive also does not have a side door at all. However, this car has a special fiber glass roof that can hold rainwater tetasan by pressing just one button. In addition, the door also be additional accessories for the consumer if they want to get extra protection.

From the name alone Beachcomber which means ‘beach sweepers’ This course has room to deviate skateboards (surfboard) and even a mountain bike though. Although the dimensions of this car has not released by the MINI, the car has a length of almost four meters. Beachcomber is also equipped with off-road tires runflat tire wrapped 17-inch alloy wheels.

Outdoor characteristics, this car has a chrome frame, a large intake of water, foglight, danpower dome in bonnet. Although there has been no detailed specifications of the engine, this car is estimated to carry akang turbocharged engine.

Audi e-Tron

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Audi executive Frank Van Meel, center, points out features of the e-Tron concept vehicle, which is slated to make its North American debut at the L.A. Auto Show.

A high-performance sports car with a purely electric drive system

Audi presents the highlight of the IAA 2009: the e-tron, a high-performance sports car with a purely electric drive system. Four motors – two each at the front and rear axles – drive the wheels, making the concept car a true quattro. Producing 230 kW (313 hp) and 4,500 Nm (3,319.03 lb-ft) of torque, the two-seater accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 – 62.14 mph) in 4.8 seconds, and from 60 to 120 km/h (37.28 – 74.56 mph) in 4.1 seconds. The lithium-ion battery provides a truly useable energy content of 42.4 kilowatt hours to enable a range of approximately 248 kilometers.

Lamborghini Madura

Lamborghini Madura
Slavche Tanevsky, a student at the University of Munich, Germany, has created a future concept car, the Lamborghini Madura.

Using of Madura, Tanevsky refer to the name of the island in Indonesia. This island, according to Tanevsky, famous for its bull. For the Germans, naming a car is almost always associated with the might of the bull.

Actually, when in Indonesia, Madura is famous for cows strong. These cows are usually contested in the Arena Karapan Sapi.

This concept is working together Lamborghini and Audi. Lamborghini himself preparing all project materials. According to Tanevsky, this project is the first hybrid product Lamborghini scheduled out in 2016.

As hybrid cars are fuel efficient and environmentally friendly, does not make this Madurese Lamborghini unattractive. This car is designed with a futuristic framework and paint.

Although this design vaguely like the Reventón and the concept car Estoque, but Madura design slimmer, more focused, and more aggressive.

At the front, features more streamlined Madura on the headlights to make room for the air holes larger. Madurese also designed twisting that can lead more perfect wind.

Mitsubishi RVR as Concept cX

Mitsubishi RVR as Concept cX
Principal parties, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), finally gives a name RVR for crossover vehicles. This is not a new name, but a continuation of the model of multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), produced in 1991 and 2002.

At that time, for the European market, Mitsubishi Space Runner name, while for the American market called Expo LRV and to Asia and Oceania still wear RVR. Chrysler when it also sells products under the name Colt Vista Playmouth.

Many changes in this concept car since 2 years ago introduced the name Concept CX. Striking changes appear on the grille and the air cavity designs that do not boxes, and large, but it was divided into two. So also with the fender, which is now reduced.

The back also got a touch. Appearance is no longer the box, but slightly curved like the Honda CR-V or Chevrolet Captiva.

In the engine room, this crossover using a capacity of 1.8L MIVEC engine gasoline. This vehicle has a length of 4.3 meters with a high aerodynamic.

In Japan itself, RVR will be introduced in the spring, while the introduction of globally implemented in North America, Europe, and Asia region, including China. There is also a test plan to be implemented in the near future.

Coolest, Classiest Electric? Mercedes SLS AMG eDrive

While at the Nurburgring for a first-ever drive of the coming 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing, I also had the opportunity to sit down with Volker Mornhinweg as the AMG CEO showed-off some highlights of his next new vehicular baby: an all-electric version of the Gullwing.

The eDrive version, says Mornhinweg, “will use exactly the same white body as the gasoline-powered car. There’s plenty of room in the existing structure to put electric motors at each wheel and batteries on the floor, ahead of the firewall, and just aft of the seats. The only change is up front, where we’ll have to change the front axle to a pushrod suspension to accommodate the motors.”

Mornhinweg is clearly excited about the eDrive project. “This is not a concept car. The SLS eDrive will be on the road perhaps as early as 2013—certainly by 2015 at the latest.” As such, it’ll be a continuation of AMG’s goal to reduce fleet-average C02 emissions by 30 percent by 2012. “The challenge for the future is to deliver superb performance, but also social acceptance,” says Mornhinweg. “The internal-combustion engine is going to be around for a long, long time, but to improve its efficiency we’ll be using more and more direct injection, downsizing displacement while adding turbocharging, incorporating stop/start systems, and more. You’ll see more four-cylinder engines in the future, too.”

The AMG boss sees myriad benefits to the SLS eDrive. “The SLS’s lightweight aluminum body and structure will help to offset the heavy batteries we’ll need for maximum performance.” Zero to 60 mph, Mornhinweg adds, will take around 4 seconds flat, with a top speed of about 125 mph. Because each wheel will be driven by its own motor, electric four-wheel drive is inherently part of the design. “By tailoring the software that guides the motors, we can also do exciting things like torque vectoring and dynamic stability control,” Mornhinweg says.

The three modular high-voltage batteries in the SLS eDrive will be lithium ion—powering the four electric motors through two transmissions (one per axle). Peak output is equivalent to 526 horsepower (392 kW) and nearly 650 pound-feet of torque—the eDrive should be a formidable player in stoplight Grands Prix. Range won’t be outstanding—only about 95 to 110 miles—but the batteries will recharge to 80 percent of capacity in around five to six hours (plug in when you reach work if you have a long commute home). Plugging-in overnight will deliver a full charge. (Regen brakes, of course, will help to freshen the batteries when driving.)

Mornhinweg is confident that no major hurdles exist in bringing the eDrive to market. And he emphasizes that the eDrive will not replace the SLS’s 6.2-liter gasoline V-8; the two versions will coexist. “Our biggest challenge,” he notes, ”will be adding the emotion that’s so crucial to the enjoyment of a sports car. For instance, with electric drive there’s no vroom vroom during downshifts, which is a sound every enthusiast driver enjoys. So we’re experimenting with various ways simulate the experience using the two transmissions and the electric motors. I’m confident, though, that when we’re finished we’ll have what many enthusiasts will find a very desirable car.”

Which is to say, with its speed, those show-stopping gullwing doors, and that zero-emissions powertrain underneath, the SLS AMG eDrive promises to offer driving sex without the guilt.

Source : blogs.motortrend.com/6563064/editorial/coolest-classiest-electric-mercedes-sls-amg-edrive/index.html

Aston Martin One-77 Best Car Design

Aston Martin One-77 Best Car Design
Exotic sport car supercar, Aston Martin One-77, won the best design at the Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award in Italy.

Super luxury car that has been ordered into the hundreds of miliarders, this concept car with the best design passed 7 competitors and get the 30 percent vote from the jury.

Aston Martin One-77, using a machine with a 7.0 liter V12. This car can go only 0-60 km in just 3.5 seconds.

Mercedes SLA rendering

Posted on 12.8.2008 20:00
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Simona Alina,
Myles Kornblatt
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Mercedes | future cars | Mercedes SLA
Rumors about a small two-seat roadster based on the A-Class started to heat up again last week last week. What we heard then was that it was going to be based on Vision SLA concept. Now AutoCar has taken the lines of that concept car and reskined it to give an appearance closer to the rest of the Mercedes family. If this little roadster becomes a reality, it probably won’t see production before 2012. By then it should be in hot competition with Volkswagen/Audi’s future mid-engined (…)

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Subaru will present concept car in Detroit

Posted on 12.8.2008 16:00
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Simona Alina,
Myles Kornblatt
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Subaru | 2009 | concept cars | Detroit Auto Show
The rumors have been going around for a while that Toyota and Subaru are going to team up to build a small Celica-sized coupe. It seems this may actually come together next month at the Detroit Auto Show. While some manufacturers are pulling out of Detroit, Subaru may be using this show to unveil its version of the small sports car. It would be unlikely that Subaru would deviate from its current theme of offering all cars with all-wheel drive, so this one should follow suit. Plus, by (…)

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