Jumat, 15 Juni 2012

2012 Honda Fit

2012 Honda Fit

Small but roomy oh well, the Honda Fit is still a need in the shopping list of any subcompact buyer. But despite its undeniable qualities, only 1953 units sold in July, up 55% last year. Facing fierce competition from the likes of the Ford Fiesta and the Hyundai Accent, the Japanese automaker has decided to modify the model for 2012. By the way, the basic version inherits mirrors, color-coordinated and new wheel covers, while the sport will have a new front bumper, a redesigned grille, headlights and wheels sleek new black.

Inside, all options will benefit from more sound insulation, engineers have worked to reduce the intrusion of noise to the cabin noise below the waterproof floor, in front of the arches and columns. You will also find new winter tires, new lighting and two original colors (blue and metallic orange), which will replace the two similar shades of the old version.

Fit Sport once had a little 'extra attention. Dash, will boast a dark metal parts and chrome accents around the gauges. It comes standard with steering wheel audio. The same 1.5-liter 4-cylinder will be in service in 2012, producing 117 horsepower and 106 lb-ft of torque mated to a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Jumat, 01 Juni 2012

2012 Ford Fiesta

2012 Ford Fiesta small car really is not beneficial, but when you take into account, Fiesta, stylish looks and a surprisingly robust list of features, is one of the best ways to fall without feeling as you move downscale, ie.Last year, Ford has made a version of its successful European festival in the U.S. market, and we believe this model is on target, taking into account how Americans are increasingly willing to enter small efficient vehicles without sacrificing the features and amenities.
2012 Ford Fiesta

In some ways, what you see is what you get with the Fiesta. This little Ford elegant and a bit of democracy, with an urban runabout, which had been absent from the Ford range in the United States. In the following runs Fiesta as beautiful as it looks with impressive control and handling and agility, agile feel it is better than most soft, numb defines its size. On the other hand, with 120 hp and 1.6 liter to about 2.600 pounds Fiesta is reactive, but not fast.

Despite the high level of internal moves first glance, the first date of the test with flying colors, try to pack a few friend Fiesta, and you should be aware of some of the typical small car sacrifices. Her slim body and a tight back seat to cut its usefulness long road trips, but we want to increase the versatility of the hatchback models. We are also not so enthusiastic about the tools available to the Fiesta panel, which clusters of audio controls as part of a series of odd diagonal buttons.

Return to the starting point, Ford held the line on pricing for 2012, based on Fiesta S starts at just $ 13 995 and includes a decent set of audio with auxiliary input, a folding rear seats, heating vents again , A / C, power locks, tilt steering wheel / telescopic - none of them are taken for granted in this vehicle class. The degree of security was impressive, and the knee airbag for the driver even included in all versions. A fully loaded top back of the line SES and could reach about $ 23k, but have a small car with leather seats, high-quality audio, voice control and Bluetooth USB synchronization interface, and an interior that is a trace of econobox.

But this raises a question: at this price, why not have some 'broader, more attention, or a basic (but is considered the highest level), the Mini Cooper? The answer is to force that Ford is almost - but not quite - this bag clean cars and very small door sedan. Keep it simple and inexpensive, and does a lot of (very elegant) way.

Kamis, 31 Mei 2012

A Quick Look at the Most Anticipated Cars of 2012

2012 is a very interesting year for the automotive industry as it tries to deal with various environmental problems (gas consumption) while wooing car enthusiasts with intricate design and power road vehicles. Although most cars focus either on efficient gas consumption or power, some vehicles of 2012 will have both features.

The New VW Golf

Volkswagen will once again revive its hatchback signature vehicle with its seventh iteration of the Golf-line of vehicles. The three-door vehicle will be much sleeker and have a coupe form factor. As a classic Volkswagen vehicle, it’s also fuel efficient with enough power to haul a family with its luggage.

Mercedes CLC

The beautiful two-door vehicle is one of the most anticipated cars of the year but not just because of its aesthetic looks. The upcoming vehicle has received rave reviews during its stint in various auto shows and a four-door version with the same hatchback look makes the design even more interesting.

Ford Focus Electric

Another highly anticipated vehicle of 2012 is the zero-CO2 emission car from Ford. It’s a beautiful hatchback five door vehicle perfect for the whole family. The vehicle will be 100% electric which means it doesn’t require any type of gasoline.

Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo’s most anticipated car of 2012 is a concept vehicle that the manufacture will put into production. With more than 200hp from a turbo, twin clutch engine, it’s a vehicle that pushes the boundary in style and capability. It’s also very light and its two-door design focuses on speed to ensure that it will be one of the fastest vehicles of the year.

Rabu, 02 Mei 2012

Unusual Car Colours

The colour of a car can change the way people perceive its driver and can increase or decrease the vehicles resale value. Some cars are famous for being in a certain colour, such as a red Ferrari or a black cab others famous cars are popular in a multitude of shades and tones including minis and VW golfs. The colour is usually the first thing a person will notice when they see a vehicle, especially if they are not aware of the different car manufactures.

Some luxury car manufacturers have understood this concept and created special edition versions of their cars with unusual paint jobs. We have included three of the latest trends below;

The Matte Black Rolls Royce

One of the latest trends in the automobile world is the colour matte black. The shade of black is not reflective and makes the vehicle look like a car on a frosty day. The Rolls Royce Phantom was one of the first cars to be coated in the shade and created a lot of discussion.

Following the popularity of the matte black phantom, other companies have started producing their cars in the colour, garages have offered matt black vinyl coverings to make your car matte black and even make up companies have adopted the colour in their products.

Chrome Bugatti

If the Matte Black Rolls Royce doesn’t make you stand out enough, the all chrome Bugatti may just be your car of choice. The Bugatti Veyron is already one of the most stand-out and expensive vehicles a person could purchase. The chromed Bugatti turns your looks comes with a black stripe in the center which perfectly complements the colour. The best thing about it is that the colour is applied to a Bugatti Veyron which is one of the most powerful sports vehicles in the world.

Mercedes Benz with Diamonds

To celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of the Mercedes SL Class the company released a limited edition, Diamond Encrusted Mercedes SL Class. Only 50 vehicles were produced and each is expected to sell for approximately $4.8 million, making the cars one of the most expensive in the world

Sabtu, 28 April 2012

The Evolution of McLaren Road Cars

McLaren is one of the leaders in the car manufacturing industry because of their ability to push the boundaries in making the fasters road vehicles. Although they are known to be expensive, they always ensure that their buyers get what they pay for through quality and power of the McLaren vehicle.

The McLaren Mustang and F1

The McLaren Mustang is one of the first road vehicles and became available to the public during the late 80s. It’s practically a road vehicle with technology that can rival the McLaren F1 racing cars. These are powerful but highly maneuverable. Many do not regard the McLaren Mustang as its first road vehicle because it’s practically a concept (only ten were made).

The F1 is the first road vehicle from McLaren with the capacity to the speed of 60mph in just three seconds. It’s the fastest car during the early 90s and its successors became leaders in racing circuits such as Le Mans 24 Hours.

McLaren Mercedes MP4/98T

Another popular vehicle from McLaren road cars is the McLaren Mercedes MP4/98T which provides additional seating at the back for passengers. This became a very popular vehicle because it allows a passenger to experience the speed of a McLaren car without driving.

McLaren MP4-12C HS

The latest iteration from McLaren is currently its most popular vehicle. The McLaren MP4-12C HS (High Sport) is a gorgeous vehicle specifically built for speed. The vehicle will feature carbon fiber in most of its parts to ensure it’s lightweight but strong enough to handle the unspecified horsepower of the vehicle.

Selasa, 10 April 2012

Light Vehicle Tire Aftermarket

Light Vehicle Tire Aftermarket 2011-2015
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Light Vehicle Tire Aftermarket in the US to grow at a CAGR of 4.9 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for high-performance tires. The Light Vehicle Tire Aftermarket in the US has also been witnessing the demand for lower cost tires. However, the emerging threat from stringent environment regulations could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

TechNavio's report, the Light Vehicle Tire Aftermarket 2011-2015, has been prepared based on an in-depth analysis of the market with inputs from industry experts. The report focuses on the US regions; it also covers the Light Vehicle Tire Aftermarket landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Selasa, 27 Maret 2012

China Vehicle Solid Tire Industry Report

China Vehicle Solid Tire Industry Report, 2011-2012
Solid tire, as the name implies, is totally solid except for a hollow section in the middle to keep the center of gravity and is mainly produced by a special kind of rubber material. It is a kind of industrial tire adapted to low-speed and high-load operation under harsh conditions, which outperforms pneumatic tire in safety, durability and economy, and finds wide application in industrial vehicles, military vehicles, construction machinery and articulated vehicles in ports and airports.

In the world, Europe and Southeast Asia serve as the major producers of solid tires. In particular, Vietnam and Sri Lanka in Southeast Asia which enjoy large rubber output develop rapidly in solid tire manufacturing field in recent years by virtue of their advantages in resources.

In China, Shandong and Guizhou are the major production regions of solid tire. In recent years, the rapid development of engineering transportation industry, especially the boom in output and sales volume of forklifts, boosts the demand for solid tire. In 2007, the output of and the demand for vehicle solid tires in China broke 3 million pieces, with growth rate registering 24.1% and 22.4% respectively. In 2008, along with the steady progression of the forklift industry, the output of vehicle solid tires in China refreshed the record and hit 3.86 million pieces.

Amid the financial crisis, the slump of the export market slackened the demand, and vehicle solid tires suffered an apparent decline both in output and demand.

Following the pickup of forklift industry in 2010, the output of vehicle solid tires in China presented a significant growth rate of around 30%. As the output and sales volume of industrial vehicles kept stable and rising, the output of vehicle solid tires in China also maintained steady growth.

With respect to the applications in downstream sectors, the demand for solid tires from forklifts constitutes around 50% of the total demand. The market demand for forklifts, the most widely applied material handling tool, has been surging driven by urbanization and industrialization in China since 2000, and the sales volume soars at a CAGR of 23.5%

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