Honda has been trying to come up with better technologies and cars that can change the future and this time at the Geneva Motor Show, Honda unveiled the new Civic Type R Concept vehicle. Honda claimed that they are always interested in showcasing some of the new concepts that they have and that can be used in the future in various different ways. Honda mentioned that the new Civic Type R Concept will focus on the exterior design and will be incorporated in the new Type R vehicles that Honda will introduce in Europe in 2015. The new concept model has already gained lot of attention and Honda believes that the new design will allow them to impress many car buyers in the future.
A Fuel Cell converts the chemicals hydrogen and oxygen, obtained from natural gases and alcohol, and oxides, and converts them into water. During this process, it produces electricity. But the batteries we use do so as well; so what’s the difference? Because the batteries convert the chemical stored inside them into electricity, they go dead. But fuel cells use fuels provided as external sources and thus they do not need to be recharged. Thus if they are given a constant supply of hydrogen and oxygen, they continuously produce electricity. Though hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, it is not found in its pure form on Earth and energy is consumed in extracting pure hydrogen.
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Samsung Galaxy Gear with BMW i Remote App is another instance of controlling a car distantly. I earlier had a glimpse of this technology in a news update of Consumer Electronics’ Show (CES) 2014....
Almost all latest cars are now equipped with an internal combustion engine – to be more specific, the reciprocating piston engine is the most common. Such engines are usually named after their size, indicating the number of cylinders within them and their interior volume. Cylinders in an engine can be positioned in a number of ways:
- The straight row, called as a straight or inline engine,
- Directly opposite each other, called as a flat engine,
- Or adjacent to one another, called the popular V configuration.
The award winning car, Subaru Forester’s 2015 price has been released by Subaru of America Inc. The Forester is a two-time winner of the Vehicle of the Year award. The 2015 Forester model will be available in base, Premium, Limited and top-line Touring versions. The price of the base model 2.5i with six-speed manual transmission will begin at $22,195. The Premium and touring versions available in turbocharged 2.0XT will begin at $28,495. All these prices do not include the destination charges of $850. Roughly there has been an increase of $215 from 2014 model and delivery increased by $125.
One of the highlights of Chicago Auto Show is the showcase of the five-passenger sporty 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR which offers 112.9 cubic feet of interior space and 18.8 cubic feet cargo space. The SR trim is available in 1.6-liter four which is capable of generating 109 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque. Noteworthy is that CVT is standard and that Versa Note SR is capable of 31 mpg in city and 40 mpg on highway.
Nissan is making its presence felt at most of the car exhibitions and auto shows with some new vehicles on the stand. Now, Nissan has made an announcement that they are going to debut their new Nissan JUKE at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show which will be targeting the crossover market. To make an impression on the visitors, Nissan has come up with their new Nissan JUKE teaser image that will be the latest in the premium B-segment crossover. Nissan believes that JUKE has already created lot of buzz in the market when it was launched and therefore they want to improve it.
Dodge Challenger R/T was introduced to the public at Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas in November where it was such a hit that the Dodge dealers ordered the entire production in just 4 days. The orders were opened in January and it got all the 2000 orders from January 7 to January 10.
It is 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with a Shaker hood and elegant interior design with a touch of classic attitude. It is much like the original 1970 Challenger R/T.
ELR is an all-new coupe from the American luxury automobile manufacturer, Cadillac. Presented for the first time in 2009 at NAIAS, the mass production and sales of this car were initiated in late 2013, while modeled as 2014. Since its launch, the car has collected much appreciation from the global markets. Today, I’m going to spotlight and rate the basic features of this luxury coupe.
Powertrain (Rating: 7 out of 10)
The 2014 Cadillac ELR is powered with a 1.4 liter EcoFLEX LUU four-cylinder gasoline engine assisted by a 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery.
The German automaker with a proven record in sports, luxury and comfort is all set to present third generation of its bicycle range. Announced at BMW PressClub Global, these bikes will be out for sale this month. They will own the innovations and expertise BMW is known for. Let me give you a sneak peek of these BMW bikes.
This is not the first time BMW is stepping into the bicycle segment. These will be third generation bikes from the German automaker, and they have been working on this division for long.
In the category of Luxury compact CUVs, Acura RDX won the 2013 Polk Automotive Loyalty Award for its superior and flawless performance on the retention of the owner. The car received a complete redesign for the 2013 in each and every aspect which increased its compatibility and performance. The RDX equipped with a new 273 horsepower 3.5 liter V6 engine, a six speed automatic transmission and a standard all wheel drive system. For the interior and exterior, Acura also used some top quality materials and style tweaks.