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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.


Ford Taurus Interceptor

Ford Taurus Interceptor
Las Vegas – Ford released photographs of  the Ford Taurus Interceptor will replace the Crown Victoria, coming September 2011. Ford fully equipped with sophisticated equipment both inside the cabin or any part of exterior, for use by law enforcement officers in the United States (U.S.).

Interceptor Taurus 3.5L V6 engine carried a front-wheel drive systems (FWD) which will be used for highway patrol. This car is also equipped Sho’s Ecoboost that can be used to catch criminals at high speeds.

This car will be manufactured at the Ford factory in the city of Chicago. This car will be introduced to the public for the first time at an event with the Ford fleet customers in Las Vegas, Sunday

Honda CR-Z, The Beautiful with Mugen

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.

Ferrari Photos

Ferrari — front view
Ferrari photos
For daily driving, a Ferrari sports car is a bit of a drag. The California — a GT, which is to say, a long-distance touring car — is calibrated to a much more humane and realistic standard.
The base price of the 2009 Ferrari California is $197,350. The version I tested was about $210,000.

Ferrari — rear view

Ferrari — interior

Ferrari — navigation screen

Ferrari — wheel

Ferrari — badge
Ferrari photos

Honda Acura ZDX

Honda Acura ZDX, photo

Provided 3.7 liter SOHC V-6, the car is able to produce energy of 300 dk. System equipped with six-speed-automatic transmission plus paddle-shifted behind the wheel. This car also aplicated Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) for the driving wheels.

Mazda6 produce 175 PS

This 4-cylinder car produced 172 PS @ 6.000 rpm, 5-speed transmission otomatic called Mazda ‘Activematic’.

Mazda6 is equipped with ABS, EBD (electronic brake distribution), brake assist, traction control and DSC (dynamic stability control).

Paddle Shifts. In addition to using a stick with the transmission gate in the center console, Mazda6 also be operated manually. In fact, if the drivers want to add or reduce power or energy rounds (decrease fuel) by simply operating the “paddle shifts” that are placed in the right fingers and left wheel.

On the front of the paddle shift is written, “Down”. When the car go faster and a shift paddel “Down” is pressed, then at some energy and acceleration slowed down.

Then, when the paddle shifts on the back of “Down” is pressed to the front with the index finger, cycles increased, increases energy and also the car accelerated quickly. This feature is very easy for drivers to select the driving conditions: more relaxed or quickly to reduce fuel without touching the drive.

Subaru will present concept car in Detroit

Posted on 12.8.2008 16:00
Simona Alina,
Myles Kornblatt
Filed under:
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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Jeep is an automobile marque (and registered trademark) of Chrysler. It is the oldest off-road vehicle (also sport utility vehicle – SUV) brand, with Land Rover coming in a close second. The original vehicle which first appeared as the prototype Bantam BRC became the primary light 4 wheel drive car of the US Army and allies during the World War II and postwar period. Many vehicles serving similar military and civilian roles have since been created by many nations.

Subsidiary of Chrysler (since 1987)


Toledo, Ohio, United States


Sport Utility vehicles

Chrysler LLC



Citroen (pronounced See-Troh-Enn) is a French automobile manufacturer, founded in 1919 by Andr? Citro?n. Since 1976 it has been part of PSA Peugeot Citroen, and its headquarters is on rue Fructidor, Paris.

Originally a mass-market car maker with relatively straightforward designs, Citroen shocked the world in 1934 with the innovative Traction Avant, the world’s first mass-production front wheel drive car (1934?56). Significant models include the H Van (1947?81, “HY”), the 2CV (1948?90, “The Duck”), the DS (1955?1975, “Goddess”) and the CX (1974?91).

Subsidiary of PSA Peugeot Citro?n


Paris, France




PSA Peugeot Citro?n


Toyota AE

The AE sedan was a smaller car than its predecessors.

Dates and Production Figures
The AE was developed in 1939 and introduced at the beginning of 1940, with a prototype being completed at this time. However, production occurred from 1941 to 1943. Only 76 of this model were built.

The mechanicals were similar to the AA except that it had the Type C engine, which was a Type A with 2 cylinders removed.



1941 to 1943



medium size family car

Body style(s)

front-engine, rear-wheel drive

ladder chassis

Type C

3 speed floor shift manual

2500?mm (98.4?in)

4500?mm (177.2?in)

1730?mm (68.1?in)

1635?mm (64.4?in)

Curb weight
1220?kg (2689.6?lb)