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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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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.

Lexus GX 460

Lexus GX 460
After the announced cessation of production of the Lexus GX 460 last week due to media reports Consumer Reports in the United States (U.S.), Toyota Motor Corp. finally (TMC) in Japan announced it would call for improvement (recall) of the product from the market. Consumer Reports in the review did not recommend consumers to buy because the sport utility vehicle (SUV) is easily rolled out in emergency situations.

The manufacturer said it will repair damage to the vehicle stabilization systems software 13,000 units of these SUVs that have circulated. Of that total, 9400 units in the U.S. market while the rest scattered around the globe, among others, Russia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Canada.

“Since we first heard the issue was outstanding, Lexus and dealers we are moving quickly to reduce the existing turmoil. Our network will personally contact the customer to fix their cars,” said Mark Templin, vice president and general manager, Lexus Group, as reported by Bloomberg, Tuesday (20.4.2010).

In addition, the manufacturer also plans manarik 21,000 units of the Land Cruiser Prado models specifically countries with the position of the steering wheel on the left. Some countries it is, Russia, France, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Sudi Arabia, and Kuwait.

Mieko Iwasaki Toyota spokesman said the manufacturer also stop production activities for this model at the Tahara plant, Japan starting today until 28 April.

Meanwhile, Toyota has promised to deploy his engineers to address the findings made by the parties mediaConsumer Reports. Testing will be conducted for the GX 460 and Land Cruiser Prado which uses the same control system stability.

Honda CR-Z, The Beautiful with Mugen

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Honda CR-Z The Beautiful with Mugen
Hybrid car Honda CR-Z now appear more sporty with Mugen which installed a number of enhancements such as new design front grille, LED lights, and side skirt.

In addition, modifications seen in the air filter and a stylish system sport suspension. Consumers can also choose 17-inch wheel sporty design.

This car carried the 1.5L engine that produces maximum power 84 kW (114 ps) at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 145 Nm at 4,800 rpm. Meanwhile, electric motors produce 10 kW (14 ps) at 1500 rpm and maximum torque of 78Nm at 1000 rpm.

Toyota Crown Majesta

Toyota Crown Majesta

Majesta 4×2, 4.6 liter sold U.S. $ 69,400. For Indonesia, not including various taxes, according to Batfa, consumers must pay U.S. $ 70,600 or around Rp 710 million. While the 4×4 version, U.S. $ 78,600 or Rp 790 million.

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Daihatsu Luxio

Daihatsu Luxio
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Appearance similar to the Daihatsu Gran Max, Daihatsu Luxio use the same engine with the Daihatsu Terios.

Daihatsu engine using the 3SZ-VE 1500 cc DOHC, VVTI as same as engine Terios.

Daihatsu MPV will have 4 variants of type D, F, X and X type AT. For type D is sold at Rp 136 million, 146 million type M, type X Rp 151 million and AT type X at Rp 162 million.

However, additional features for anti-lock brake system (ABS), consumers must spend the extra money around Rp 3 million. Luxio has 6 color choices.

Toyota Yaris 2009

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Jakarta – PT. Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) plans to launch the latest variants of the car in the City Car class, namely Toyota Yaris in early 2009.

The latest products from the Japanese manufacturer, will be told to touch some (minor changes) in the body and engine still apply the length of the famous engine sparingly.

And according to the leak of the Toyota, Yaris will be the latest to appear to meet the desires of consumers want to have the car.

Previous exterior design of the Yaris and stylishly sporty typical young children make the Yaris hatchback vehicle in accordance with the guidance lifestyle young consumers. Design up to date with a roomy cabin and comfortable.

Toyota Yaris 1500 cc engine using 1NZ FE-built DOHC 16 Valve VVT-I (Variable Valve Timing intelligent), which is used Yaris engine with high performance but still economical and produce environmentally friendly emissions.

Cars for U.S. automakers to keep, and quit

Detroit auto executives delivered a plan designed to convince Congress ? and consumers ? that they’re worthy of a $25 billion bailout that will help keep them in business.

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