Thursday, December 30, 2010

How to identify the best auto transport companies?

Most of you may be struggling to find the best vehicle transport firm and would be confused in selecting the best one. Here, in this article, you will find information on how to select it. Auto transport companies are the one who move your car to a place where you desire and finding the best among them is quite tough since many companies are there and each one has their own pros and cons. Select a company that offer u an affordable price and satisfy all your requirements. Consider the company reputation and see when it is started. Also, check that the company has the license to transport the vehicles in the nation and also they can give you the insurance option. See whether the company has the option to deliver your vehicles in your locality.

Enquire in the market about the quality of service and compare their services & charges with other companies and identify a company that will deliver your car before you arrive. Also, ensure whether the company has insurance certificates and have registered. They should have the license to travel within a state, country and overseas and should provide the quality service with affordable rate. A car transport company that has handled more than 100 vehicle transport deliveries can be considered as an experienced car transport company, and you can call them up to ask for tips.

Identify which company afford you services like tool free calling facility, email enquiry, door drop facilities, auto transport insurance facilities, online quotes, distance calculator, time calculator, technological methods of transporting, gps car tracking facility and more. The best car shipping company will have federal license bond requirements, fitness electric records, and professional drivers and would have registered with USDOT. Find the firm that provides you vehicle transport in both open and enclosed method of transportation. The auto transport firms will be having best reviews in their own websites and in auto transport review websites.

Best companies have skilled drivers who drive in all climatic conditions and select a company who have handled more deliveries in a best way. A good car transport company should have all insurance certificates with the best customer car service. A reputed car transport firm will be equipped with all the facilities and to avoid any misunderstandings, they will make the agreement with you in written format and also, they have the well experienced professional driver who handles the vehicle good even in worst climatic conditions. Also, the car shipping companies will insure your car before the transportation process.

You need a transportation firm that satisfies you in technological aspects also. The good firm should have the gps car tracking facility because you can detect your car when it is theft, and it also assists the driver regarding the directions. It reduces the insurance cost and indicates the alarm whenever there is a failure and break of gps signal strength. It uses wireless and RFID facilities, so when you go for car shipping, check whether the vehicle transport company has vehicle tracking facility with good supporting equipment.

New Volkswagen CrossGolf


Once on the CrossPolo revealed from last week, Volkswagen has now taken a new CrossGolf blanket, which is also scheduled to make its world debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show 2010. In addition to bringing the latest Golf model family to the sixth count, the range now includes the standard Golf, longer wheelbase Golf Plus, Golf Variant wagon and the sporty Golf GTI and the new Golf R.

Placed between an MPV and an SUV, the new CrossGolf will be offered with both direct-injection turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, with the output reaching up to 160 horsepower. All engine variants will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox and with the exception of the 105 horsepower TSI, all units can also be mated to an optional 7-speed DSG.

Like all the new Volkswagen models that have been released recently, the CrossGolf is defined by the horizontally-aligned band of the radiator grille between the headlights, which is reflected to the horizontal form of the front bumper. The interior gets sport seats (front) with two-tone fabric covers and a "small leather package" with a three-spoke steering wheel, gearshift lever trim and grip-in leather.

As CrossPolo, new CrossGolf is basically a five-door hatchback with a raised ride height and rugged all terrain look. However, not based on a standard Golf but the Golf Plus a little bigger.

Compact turbocharged engine lineup consists of gasoline and diesel engines, with outputs ranging from 105 horsepower in the base model with 160 horsepower in the range-top. A six-speed manual as standard but customers came to choose Volkswagen's brilliant seven-speed DSG dual clutch transmission.

Key design elements include unique bumpers, finished in anthracite color and equipped with fog lights and a larger reception. Move to the side, which also got CrossGolf black wheelarch extensions, new side sills, silver side mirrors and 17-inch alloy wheels. Options include leather trim, headlights bi-xenon, a glass camera and Volkswagen nifty Park Assist feature.

In initial markets, the new CrossGolf will already be available for purchase in April. Buyers of the cleverly designed five-door will be able to enjoy a new generation of engines that offer huge fuel economy advantages. These engines are exclusively direct-injection turbocharged petrol (TSI) and diesel (common rail TDI) engines. They are as agile as they are economical.

This is illustrated by the example of the Golf Cross 1.4 TSI with 118 kW / 160 PS: The (from 1,500 rpm) 240 Newton-metre strong turbo- and supercharged petrol engine (Twincharger) enables a top speed of 207 km/h, but when shifted by a 6-speed gearbox it has a combined fuel consumption of just 6.8 litres of fuel (equivalent to 159 g/km CO2). Even compared to the 20 PS weaker TSI of the first generation car, it shows a fuel consumption advantage of 0.5 litres. As an alternative the TSI is available with an optional 7-speed DSG; in this case too fuel consumption is 6.8 litres. Other available TSI engines are the variants with 77 kW / 105 PS and 90 kW / 122 PS.

As would be expected, the new common rail TDIs of the CrossGolf are extremely fuel-efficient. They have power outputs of 77 kW / 105 PS (1.6 litre) and 103 kW / 140 PS (2.0 litre) and are paired with a standard diesel particulate filter. For example, the 140-PS TSI, shifted by a 6-speed gearbox, consumes just 5.3 litres of fuel (138 g/km CO2). The torque of this engine already reaches the impressive maximum value of 320 Newton-metres from 1,750 rpm.
Currently there are no plans to bring a new Volkswagen CrossGolf to the U.S. but we will likely see the version of the Golf Variant wagon used to make the road to the local showroom last.

2011 New Volkswagen Sharan, The Best Seller MPV


The new Sharan adopts Volkswagen’s new design language with crisper lines and a wide, horizontal front grille. Volkswagen has expanded the Sharan by a whopping 220 mm in length and 92 mm in width while the wheelbase has also grown by 75mm to 2,920mm improving interior space, both for passengers and luggage.


All New VW Sharan 2011 gets a price in Europe starting around USD38.488. The first time the debut of New VW Sharan was at Geneva Auto Show 2010 days ago. VW Sharan comes in two engines, diesel and gasoline. The gasoline engine is 1400cc Twincharged Stratified Injection (TSI) generate power 2000 cc 150 PS and 200 PS power generated. While the diesel engines is 1400 cc Diesel Turbocharger Direct Injection (TDI) generate power 2000 cc 140 PS and 170 PS power generated).


With over 600 000 units sold, the new Volkswagen Sharan is the favorite vehicle of countless Families all over Europe. Coming now, with a world premiere at the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show (4th to 14th March), is a completely new generation of this best seller. For the first time equipped with sliding doors in the back, the new Volkswagen Sharan has been enhanced in Every area. There are only two parts That the new and the old VW Sharan have in common: the sun visors. That's it! Everything else - Every screw, Every exterior and interior parts and all of the technology, including the TDI and TSI engines (103kW / 140PS to 147kW / 200PS) and transmission systems (DSG optional) - is new. Volkswagen Sharan 3.0, as it Were, offering world-record performance in fuel efficiency: at 5.5 litres per 100km (51.4 mpg), the Volkswagen Sharan 2.0 TDI 140PS achieves lower fuel consumption than any other MPV in this class.

The hallmark of the new Volkswagen Sharan is a complete design concept That includes the extremely flexible EasyFold Seating System (Easily adjustable up to seven seats), high-end quality, uncompromising safety (seven airbags, automatic Assist Light main beam control, bi-xenon Daytime headlights with LED running light and position) and numerous clever details. Also to this new generation of Volkswagen Sharan are adaptive chassis control (DCC) and a level regulating system. This comfortable multi-purpose vehicle in the UPP.


The new Volkswagen Sharan’s interior model use access to the rear seats is granted through a pair of large sliding doors that can, along with the tailgate, be specified with electric motors to operate automatically. The center row features three individual seats that can be moved by up to 160 mm back and forth if required and, when not in use, can be folded to create a flat loadspace.

The result of the longer wheelbase, the third row of seats is large enough to accommodate adults as well as children. As with the second row of seats, they can also be folded flat into the floor when not required.In addition include the boot which these said to offer a minimum capacity of to 711 liters and a maximum of 2,297 liters with the last two rows of seats folded.Not only the interior and exterior are doing an upgrade, also the engine range has been completely overhauled and now includes the firm’s latest turbocharged gasoline and petrol units including the 1.4-liter and 2.0-liter TSI petrols with 140HP and 200HP as well as the 2.0-liter TDI with 140 and 170 HP.


Thanks to the turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, Every new version of the Sharan has gained significant extra agility. Completely new styling reinforces this. Its front and rear Concise Contours, in particular, plus its Prominent wheel arches, create a totally new street presence. The vehicle's relative proportions Also has a more dynamic effect, with the new model - at 4.85 metres in length - being 22 centimetres longer than the old VW Sharan. Also Its width has grown, adding 2.9 centimetres (Measured from door handle to door handle at the front) to now measure 1.9 metres. At The Same Time its height is now 1.2 centimetres lower, at 1.72 metres. The result is A fascinating interplay of proportions and a very powerful overall impression. The reduced height, however, does not come at the expense of interior headroom.

Volkswagen Sharan is the company's first MPV range to be Designed by Walter de Silva (Group Chief Designer) and Klaus Bischoff (Brand's Chief Designer), based totally on the new Volkswagen design matrix DNA. The design of the vehicle body, Which is both appealing and functional, is epitomised by clear Thus, horizontal lines. It is fresh, yet certainly not dictated by any transient fashion. The aim of the design is rather to create with its balanced proportions and minimal lines, an ideal base for giving the body an extremely energetic look.

Over and above the three equipment lines and the Volkswagen Sharan Seating Configurations Can Also be tailored to satisfy customers' individual demands. Technical highlights include the new Light Assist system (automatic control main beam), electric sliding doors and tailgate, a new-generation 2.0 Park Assist (automatic steering function for parking, now even in extremely small gaps, on pavements, Between trees and - for the first time - at an angle to the traffic), a 300-watt Dynaudio sound system and the 'Access keyless' lock and ignition system. Caravanners, horse and boat owners will from Also be delighted by the new, pivoting tow-bar. In fact, in many respects the Volkswagen Sharan leaves the normal boundaries for this class of vehicle far behind. Not, however, in one aspect: extremely reasonable prices!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Techniques involved in car shipping

What is shipping? It is a process of transporting goods from one place to other through land, air and sea. Car shipping is a moving the car from one place to other place and it can be either from country to country, state to state or from city to city. The process of car shipping can be used by the general public, car dealers, manufacturers, sellers and buyers.

The process of car transport includes many processes and also it needs an appropriate moving service that provides the utmost care to our cars. And this car transport service is provided by the auto transport or car transport companies.

  • Who are car transport companies?

  • Where to find them?

  • Trucks involved in car shipping.

  • Modes of car shipping.
  • 2011 Maserati Grand Turismo S


    The Maserati GranTurismo S, the sportiest version of Maserati’s coupé, was developed for those looking for a distinctive performance car. The new and powerful 4.7 litre V8 engine is capable of generating 323 kw (440bhp), bestowing the GranTurismo S with a distinctive personality, aggression and power; all the necessary traits to deliver a refined drive in complete safety.

    The transaxle set up employed in the design of the engine and gearbox is a stunning example of Maserati technology. The suspension makes the most of this system thanks to new fixed-rate dampers that now offer 10% more damping. The compression and extension ratios have also been tweaked and the rear torsion bar stiffened. The brakes, developed in collaboration with Brembo, always give a prompt response thanks to their dual cast iron and aluminium discs.

    The sporty feel of the GranTurismo S is accentuated by Pininfarina’s modern lines. The detailing on the car renders it unmistakable. Features include red prongs on the Trident, the Saetta logo mirror and the standard colour of the brake callipers, features that distinguish competition Maseratis. Style, elegance and safety, combined with extraordinary performance, makes driving the Maserati GranTurismo S a thrilling experience that can be enjoyed every day.

    GranTurismo S is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 in place of the unit regular GT's 4.2-liter. Output of 433 horsepower at 7000 rpm with a torque rating of 360 lb-ft at 4750 rpm, repair 28, and 21 respectively. In S, an MC-Shift replace sophisticated dual-clutch six-speed ZF automatic transmission. The changes at the highest speed for the S 183 mph, up from 177 mph, and reached 62 mph from stop nearly three-tenths of seconds faster, at 4.93. Because the transaxle configuration, weight distribution over the rear S-bias, at 53 percent, compared with 51 percent of the ordinary car was rear bias.

    New high power Brembo brakes increase stopping distance and offers a high resistance to fade. Maserati claims the car can stop from 62 mph in less than 115 meters. This system has a front brake discs made with dual-cast technology, so that pairs up iron and aluminum for a better weight, heat transfer properties, and extorted by a mono-block calipers aluminum 6-piston.

    Compared with the standard GranTurismo, S rides on unique 20-inch wheels, up from 19-inch wheels. Other exterior visual differences between the two sides of skirts and unique integrated spoiler. The dimensions of the GranTurismo and S are nearly identical, although S is 2.7 inches wider.

    In addition to the above changes, the S features of a conventional suspension set-up, aggressively tuned to reduce roll by 10 percent compared with the GranTurismo pedestrians. Electronically-adjustable Skyhook suspension was found in a weaker car is an option. Interior Poltrona Frau leather and Alcantara for luxury increased, and include more aggressive seat supported.

    Engine
    The Maserati GranTurismo S is powered by an eight cylinder, 4,691 cc V90° engine that develops 440 bhp at 7,000 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 490 Nm at 4,750 rpm. The timing is actioned by two overhead camshafts per bank and four valves per cylinder controlled by hydraulic tappets. The overhead camshafts on the aspirated side are controlled by a low pressure, continual phase variator with an actuation time of less than 0.15 seconds.

    The 4.7 litre V8’s maximum power is achieved at 7,500 rpm but can reach 7,600 rpm in dynamic conditions with on-the-limit gear changes. The power unit is one of Maserati’s new breed of wet sump engines.

    Exhaust
    The engines deep throaty sound can be fully appreciated thanks to the sports exhaust. However, the engine noise never interferes with the on-board comfort you would expect from a true grand tourer.

    The set up features two steel exhaust pipes, one for each cylinder bank, that are compensated by a central silencer. Two pneumatic valves are set close to the rear silencers and are controlled electronically by the engine’s central computer. They can be managed by the driver by pushing the ‘Sport’ button on the central console. The new exhaust system is instantly recognisable thanks to its distinctive tailpipes where the two outlets come together in an eye-catching single chrome oval.

    Gearbox
    From a technical point of view, the electro-actuated gearbox fitted to the Maserati GranTurismo S has a six-speed (plus reverse), twin disc clutch, with a triple cone synchroniser on the first and second gears and a double cone on the other gears.

    The twin disc clutch derives from the world of competition and is particularly suitable for sports cars: the reduced size of the clutch group (215 mm), and the small diameter of the flywheel (240 mm), keeps the unit’s overall weight down. This notably reduces the engine’s inertia compared to a single disc set up. The system also allows top end revs to be reached more easily, resulting in a quicker response from the gears, faster shifts and improved gear dynamics.

    The electro-actuated transmission can be used in two ways: manual and automatic. Manual mode is for those who prefer a sportier, more involving driving experience with gear changes only made if the driver requests them in order to fully unlock the car’s performance. Automatic mode is designed for when the driver wants a relaxing drive: the system decides not only when to change gear but at what revs.

    MC-Shift
    The MC-Shift gearbox is the biggest innovation on the electro-actuated system fitted to the Maserati GranTurismo S. MC-Shift is a management and components software that allows super fast gear change times.

    On the Maserati GranTurismo S, the gear changes partially overlap and engaging and disengaging the gear happens before the clutch fully opens and shuts. This means that gear changes, taken as the time from when the foot comes off the accelerator, drops to 100ms, while the gear shift itself takes 40ms.

    The fast MC-Shift is only available when changing up and in Manual Sport mode when the gearbox computer recognises that the parameters relative to the temperature of the engine and gearbox have been reached. The fast changes can be made above 5,500 revs and with the accelerator pedal at 80% opening. Once these parameters have been reached, the system enables fast changes and advises the driver of this via the MC-S light on the instrument panel.

    Transaxle set up
    The Maserati GranTurismo S is equipped with a transaxle system, part of Maserati’s proud technical tradition and that is found on many high performance sports cars. The transaxle set-up further improves the weight distribution of the GranTurismo by shifting the gearbox to the rear in a single block with the differential. The mid-mounted engine is firmly connected to the electro-actuated gearbox, set in the rear, via a rigid tube that houses the drive shaft. These solutions give the Maserati GranTurismo S a front-rear weight distribution of 47%-53%, unique in its segment.

    Suspension

    The Maserati GranTurismo S comes with fixed-setting suspension that is now fitted with new springs and dampers to offer 10% more damping. The compression and extension ratios have also been tweaked and adapted to the car’s specific characteristics and the rear torsion bar has been reinforced.


    The Skyhook system
    As an alternative to fixed rate dampers, the electronically controlled Skyhook suspension is available as an option. This system employs dampers with an aluminium body that continually adjust the damping.

    The Skyhook system acts by using acceleration sensors that detect movement on all four wheels and the body. A control unit processes the data it receives from the sensors, analyses the driving style and road surface and instantly adjusts the dampers accordingly via their proportional valves. However, as the Skyhook and transmission data from the sensors is fed to the same point, Maserati engineers have integrated the two systems. As such, the GranTurismo S is able to fine tune the suspension settings so that the driver feels even less movement through the chassis during gear changes.

    Opting for the ‘Sport’ setting results in a stiffer ride, less roll, more contained load transfer, greater agility and stability as well as allowing startling performance figures. The dedicated on board computer reduces gear shifts by 40% and Skyhook switches from controlling the ride to focusing on the set up (body control), making the GranTurismo easier to handle and giving it more grip. Together, the two systems combine to offer more precise and involving gear changes.

    New Subaru Impreza 2010


    The 2010 Subaru Impreza offers a little something for everyone, from performance sports car from the WRX and WRX STI for those who need speed, for the Outback Sport to love the rugged outdoorsman-menyenangkan.Ini receive a small additional for 2010, including a new grille and four disc brakes on all models.

    With competition from the Mazda3 and Volkswagen Jetta, Subaru Impreza 2010 is available in five trim levels with three engine choices. Outback Sport and 2.5i receive a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the WRX and 2.5GT equipped with 265 horsepower, turbocharged-engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder; and performance-oriented WRX STI features a 305 -horsepower, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Three transmission options are available, including a four-speed automatic with overdrive, four-speed automatic and manual shift with overdrive, and five-speed manual with overdrive in the WRX STI.

    The most rugged of the group, the Outback Sport is only offered as a hatchback and features 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, heated front seats and 10-speaker surround sound system. The WRX offers a sporty-tuned sport suspension, exhaust tips and aluminum alloy pedal covers. If you're looking for performance, WRX STI sports car offers a powerful engine with a standard steering wheel-mounted controls, speed sensitive power steering, and 18-inch wheels. Optional navigation system for all models.

    All wheel drive is standard on all models of Subaru Impreza 2.5i and 2.5GT 2010 and sits on 16 inch wheels. hatchback received a rear spoiler lip-standard lenses and a clear taillight with red LEDs while the 2.5GT hood scoop to offer standard and sport-tuned suspension. All models feature a folding 60/40-split rear seat and hatchback cargo area cover and add tie-down hooks.

    As for safety, the 2010 Subaru Impreza is equipped with standard side-impact and side curtain airbags, an electronic stability system with traction control and anti-lock brakes with brake-force distribution and brake assist.

    Specification
    Body style(s): 4 Door Sedan/wagon
    Engine(s): 2.5L H4
    Power:@ RPM 170@6000
    Torque:
    Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
    Exterior Dimensions (IN.)
    Overall height: 58.1
    Overall width: 68.5
    Overall length: 180.3
    Wheelbase: 103.1
    Track (front/rear): 58.9/58.9
    Colors: Camellia Red Pearl,Drk Gray Metallic,Newport Blue Pearl,Obsidian Black Pearl,Paprika Red Pearl,Satin White Pearl,Spark Silver Metallic
    Fuel Capacity:(gal) 16.9
    Mileage(est)(city/highway): 20 / 27
    Price Onwards: $17,495

    Maserati Grand Turismo s "Powerful and Aggressive"


    A year after the unveiling of the GranTurismo, Maserati will be back at the Geneva International Motorshow with yet another world premiere, the GranTurismo S. The ultimate expression of the Trident coupé's sportiness shifts the emphasis onto performance and driving enjoyment.


    Two main novelties are at the heart of the new Maserati: the 440 HP V8 4.7 engine and the electro-actuated gearbox with fast MC-Shift arranged in the Transaxle layout typical of high-performance sports cars that represents the technological DNA of all Maseratis.

    The GranTurismo S makes use of the high-performance brake system developed in collaboration with Brembo and introduced for the first time in the automotive field on the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S. The system features front brake discs made with dual-cast technology - a dual casting of cast iron and aluminum, paired with aluminum mono-bloc 6-piston brake calipers, ensuring optimized braking performance.
    On the exterior the Maserati GranTurismo S is characterised by a number of aesthetic modifications that, although discrete, are highly effective and make the car body appear sportier without abandoning the sleekness of the lines masterfully designed by Pininfarina.


    Seat features finished in Alcantara central zone and a new horizontal pipe. Along with Poltrona Frau leather-Alcantara combination, Alcantara can be substituted for the skin peccary. Peccary comes in three natural shades and is a natural skin embossed different from that normally used in vehicle seats. Its natural look and no additional chemical treatment to distinguish from other skin.

    GranTurismo S cocoon the driver and gave him the sensation of having everything under control. From the driver's seat you can experience a shift, gear elegant chrome-edged paddle behind the wheel. Center console has a home switch panel to select first gear and vice versa through the gearbox electro-pressed.


    Maserati GranTurismo S personalization that results in a more contemporary look. You can even choose AluTex to the dashboard, door panels and rear side panels.

    AluTex is a material created by inserting fine aluminum powder on the surface of fiberglass, this produces an unusual brilliance and three-dimensional effect.


    2012 Mercedez - Benz S - Class, New Generation


    When Mercedes F700 concept is held in odd years ago at the Frankfurt Motor Show, many speculate that he was destined to be futile in automotive styling. Not so according to people close to the project. A recent report claiming both the technology and car design will eventually make its way to the next generation S-Class due in 2012.


    Drip-on body panels and lights placeholder element in the prototype clearly many details that will determine the next S-class, but there are a lot of camouflage does not hide. Profiles and the proportion remained similar to the current car, but we hope to have the space or more inches between the axles on both short and long wheelbase models. LWB versions appear higher than the S-class today, and a curved roof line appears to relax in the rear window of a touch more than that today, following S. stretched cladding, body side will flow contour fenders and sweeping treatment currents and E-Class 2011 CLS-class period. Unlike the model, however, eschews the grand-looking sedan chop to high greenhouse ceiling and large windows that remind us a lot of S-class side-slab in the 1990s. Well, and the Popemobile.

    Now, while the camouflage also preempts our ability to accurately predict the end of the styling front, we think this is the S-class will make a major leap in that area than its predecessor slowly evolved. Hope, such as fashion lately, lots of LED lights which are given in some "brand-defining" pattern. (Do not be fooled by the LED on the prototype of this, too, because they come from a S-class now). We thought the front end can take a lot of inspiration from the radical concept of the 2007 F700. The final prediction of our designs: A clamshell-style front hood (so to align with other models of Mercedes Benz-most) and, less elegant and bustle-backed excess baggage.

    Like the current model, the new car will come for both the short and long wheelbase versions and will be supported by a variety of V6, V8 and V12 powerplants - both naturally aspirated and turbocharged. However, new to the lineup will be the introduction of four-cylinder model is adjusted. Mercedes F700 actually used for previewing new powertrain, called DiesOtto, longer provide instructions for what to expect in the next S-Class.

    Mercedes F700 is also used for active preview of the new PRE-SCAN suspension, a system that scours the road ahead using two lasers and automatically adjusts the suspension accordingly. Another feature is the new Servo-HMI (Human Machine Interface), which is equipped with a virtual operating assistant that the driver can converse with. Expecting to see a similar system in the S-Class and toned down version of a new future in other models.

    Audi Notto LED Daytime Running Lights


    Notto LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL). LED bulbs are the brightest, safest and longest lasting type of bulb used in DRL assembly. Notto LED DRL feature advanced constant-current controlling technology, low power consumption, and complete water-proof construction.

    DRL make your vehicle more recognizable in traffic for other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, especially during harsh weather conditions when visibility in traffic is decreased. LED DRL intensify reduced contrasts of the background that could hinder your view, such as clouds, sun glare, or in areas with forests or trees. Notto LED Daytime Running Lights series will perfectly carry out all of the safety functions described above while exceeding your expectations.

    Safety comes first but style is also important – LED daytime running lights are already a distinctive design feature, setting new automotive fashion trends in North America. With Notto LED Daytime Running Lights you get the smooth and fashionable European style that everyone craves. This is a really useful customization for any ride, combining radiant style and improved safety.

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    Car shipping- the most convenient process to transport your car

    People always prefer for the convenient and safest mode with all facilities for all their process they need. Car the costliest automobile and most of the people give utmost care and look for a good one in while they buy the car. Moving from one place to other place is common and sometimes we cannot avoid it and if you relocate to a nearby place you can drive and move your car by yourself, but if it is from San Antonia to San Francisco, you definitely need the car transport services from the auto transport companies. In the process of car shipping, your vehicle is transported from one place to other and that may be either from country to country or from state to state.

    When you decide for the car shipping process, choose the auto transport company that best suits you and follow some precautionary measures while transporting your car so that your car may arrive at your destination safely. Check whether your car is filled with one fourth of the petrol only and while transporting your car, prepare a list and give details regarding the conditions of the car so in future if there is any damage after transportation, you can claim some amount using the bill. Put an agreement with respective company and try to clear all your doubts and do not believe on any oral promises, maintain a paper agreement.

    Don’t keep any personal materials in the car because auto transport companies are not responsible for any loss in your personal belongings. Select the company that afford you a car shipping service with affordable price and satisfy all your requirements. Consider the company reputation and see when it is started and also check, whether the company has the license to transport the vehicles in the nation. See whether the company has the option to deliver your vehicles in your locality because some companies do not transport the vehicles to the locality where you are. After finding the company, know its payment details and other details such as what payment method they use. While signing in a contract read the contract because some hidden fees may be listed in a small column in the contract.

    Make sure that the company provides you the bill of lading and inspecting your car completely and also ensure whether the transportation company has gps car tracking facility. Take photograph of your vehicle and disable the car alarm, also make the copies of insurance polices and all other details in the writing format. Make arrangements one month before shipping and avoid last minute rush. Insurance is the only assurance, which makes you economically safe and car shipping companies generally insure your car before car transport. If any damages occur during car shipping, you can claim the amount using auto insurance.

    After selecting the auto transport companies, ask for the mode of car shipping. Generally the vehicle shipping companies provide two means of transporting such as open and enclosed type and don’t get confused to select the type of transporting. Follow these precautionary measures in car shipping and have a safe car transport.

    New Nissan Qashqai 2010


    Built in Britain and better than ever - the Nissan Qashqai is being revised for 2010. Nissan's mid-size crossover model will undergo an extensive update in the spring of 2010 to cement its position as the class-leading, pioneering alternative to the traditional hatchback.


    Since its European launch in March 2007, the Nissan Qashqai has exceeded all sales ambitions, with the 500,000th customer delivery scheduled to take place later this month. This has helped the British manufacturing industry through the recession, as all Qashqais are built at Nissan's Sunderland plant here in the UK.


    Crossover type of car this is the first of its kind, blending SUV styling and practicality with the size and handling of medium-sized hatchback. This may have been an innovator, but the public bought, many young families among them, devouring the new concept with an unexpected happy. Nissan has been struggling to meet demand ever since.

    Three years and competitors are multiplying Qashqai. Nissan's rivals may not find a crossover, but they have busied themselves with improving the idea and the last 12 months have seen the introduction of a number of arguably superior car segment, including the Skoda Yeti and Peugeot 3008.


    This mid-life facelift is the right time, but Nissan has done the work carefully to understand. The car may have just begun to show its age, but very popular, which means companies will not destroy the golden goose by introducing drastic changes.

    So the latest model to get a new nose to replace the sharp end of front bore the original car, but it is in accordance with the DNA Qashqai. New hood and grille give the crossover a Hawkish gaze, but an important profile of the car remains unchanged. Even less has been going on inside. Nissan has replaced the instrument and playing with some materials, but the interior will be familiar to trafficking in persons in older models.


    The Qashqai is available in four trim levels, Visia, Acenta, Tekna and the n-TEC. All well-equipped enough, even the entry-level Visia receive air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity and MP3, six airbags and Isofix baby seat anchors. The-n TEC is probably the go for though, when adding navigation satellites, spy cameras and a panoramic glass roof as desired.

    Nissan claims to have filled an order for 11 000 new Qashqai shortly after it began taking deposits, and given the success of the original car we can believe that. They exchanged their old crossover parts are unlikely to be disappointed; the latest dramatic step forward Qashqai is not in any way, but with a little breathing a trendsetter Nissan has managed to polish it just enough to collect a few more years the desire.

    Ensuring the top quality Qashqai remains a top seller in the UK, prices remain highly competitive. Complete with its new styling and dynamic enhancements, the entry-level model costs £15,395, while ownership of a diesel powered Nissan Qashqai is available from £16,795.

    What's more, ESP is now fitted as standard across range adding to the Nissan Qashqai's reassuring safety equipment. The specification of Acenta grade and above has now been enhanced with the inclusion of a standard Speed Limiter, while Tekna gains a Bose speaker system. All equipment upgrades apply to both Nissan Qashqai and Qashqai+2.

    Simon Thomas, Nissan's European Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing comments: "When Nissan Qashqai was launched in Europe in 2007, we were optimistic customers would recognise that it offered an alternative to the traditional hatchback or compact SUV. However, we had to increase production to meet demand and two-and-a-half years later, demand hasn't relented. Qashqai has been key at reinforcing Nissan's position as an innovator in the European market. The updates to Nissan Qashqai make it even more attractive and will continue to bring new customers to Nissan for the first time."

    Nisan Recall 540,000 Cars Worldwide


    Detroit - A few months ago, switched to Nissan Motor Corp. to recall five car models in the United States and around the dunia.Nissan which is the third largest automobile manufacturer in Japan to recall approximately 540,000 units of cars in car world.
    These withdrawn for repairs because of possible defects on the brake pedal pin and measuring the fuel components, particularly for Nissan cars in the United States.

    As quoted by Reuters on Thursday (03/04/2010) there are at least 5 cars being towed by a model including the Titan and Armada SUV.

    Nissan reported there are at least 3 cases due to brake problems. This recall involves about 179,000 cars in the U.S. and 25,800 cars in other areas.

    The case of the fuel gauges, Nissan estimate the number of cars reached 419,000 units in the U.S. direcall and 53,000 units in other areas.

    fuel gauge does not work accurately to measure the residual fuel in the tank when completed a certain interesting mileage.The car because the fuel indicator problem including the Titan, Armada and Infiniti QX56.Nissan stating that no accidents or injuries because the victim cases.

    Nissan Grand Livina Became a Phenomenon In Indonesia


    Nissan Motor Indonesia (NMI), launched the Grand Livina 1.5 Manual. Since its launch two years ago, the Nissan Grand Livina soon became a phenomenon. XR Livina and Livina X-Gear, which followed the sale can not eliminate this MPV 7 passengers.
    In order not to be abandoned loyal customers, the Grand Livina has a variant of a fairly complete. 

    Starting from the upper class with the most complete and feature the most luxurious to the variant with a more affordable price, but still with the luxury, comfort, and fuel efficient. "The Grand Livina 1.5 Manual we represent specifically to meet the market demand and provide the best for customers. We hope that the presence of the Grand Livina 1.5 Manual to meet the needs of the community with a cheaper price.

    Grand Livina has recently completed a high water intake (airways) in the machine. His position on the grill so that cars could hit as high water wheel boundary. This latest variant began to be marketed in Indonesia on 6 November 2009 with the price of USD 164.5 million on the road to Jakarta. "For this region, may be higher because the dealers can add features such as keyless entry. Targeted sales of 500-600 units per month. This car is available in 5 colors, black sapphire, gray metallic, light green metallic, metallic silver diamond, and metallic orange.

    Nissan is spicing up the accepted Nissan Grand Livina 7-seater MPV with this new copy that appearance accessories from Impul. Called the Nissan Grand Livina Acquainted by Impul, it is adapted with a bodykit absolute of a new advanced grille, aperture for the advanced and rear, ancillary skirts, and an Impul rear addition spoiler.

    Economical level of a car would be a fundamental reason for consumers in selecting products. Prowess in fuel consumption seirit may also not be separated from the technology used.

    Nissan Grand Livina dimiilki with all technology, capable of producing the best performance by winning contests teririt car 3 times in a row version of the Auto Bild (AB), Indonesia.

    New Nissan Murano 2010 Specification


    Overhaul for 2010, the Murano is a crossover which is very stylish and sporty with rich interior. This peak level in the genre, outclassing rivals with sharp handling, the fat, and tons of rear seats and cargo space. A continuously variable automatic is combined with front drive or all-wheel.


    The Nissan Murano is always represented something different. Its round shape and design of tension released in a box-shaped SUV world, making Murano looks like a concept vehicle is not something that used to schlep the kids to soccer practice. The result is a successful direct sales success grow more popular with age. Redesigned last year, 2010 Nissan Murano still looks like nothing else on the road, for better or worse. But that improvement techniques and an interior that makes this medium crossover more than a successful design exercise - this is a class leader, too.


    The Murano offers a wealth of sophistication and improvements that put it ahead of the competition. Murano Drive back to back with the Ford Edge, Chevrolet Equinox or the Toyota Venza and you will see that this force Nissan to provide more connections to the street, more refined ride and remarkable cabin upper class which can easily be confused with the Infiniti. This powertrain is also thanks to the pleasure of the 3.5-liter V6 under the hood award winning and well-suited continues variable automatic transmission (CVT).


    The 2010 Nissan Murano is a mid-five-passenger SUV is available in S, SL and LE trim levels. base S comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, rear-colored glass, cruise control, keyless ignition / entry, dual-zone climate control automatic, tilt steering wheel-and-telescoping, adjustable driver's seat-height, a reclining rear seats and six-speaker stereo with six CD changer and an additional audio jacks.
    Spesification
    Brakes
    Brake Type Pwr
    Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
    Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
    Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
    Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
    Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.6 x 1.1 in
    Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.1 x 0.6 in
    CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS
    Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 N/A in
    Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 N/A in
    Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 N/A in
    Cargo Area Width @ Beltline N/A in
    Cargo Volume to Seat 1 64.5 ft³
    Cargo Volume to Seat 2 31.8 ft³
    COOLING SYSTEM
    Total Cooling System Capacity 10.0 qts
    ELECTRICAL
    Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
    Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
    ENGINE
    Engine Order Code VQ35
    Engine Type Gas V6
    Displacement 3.5L/-TBD-
    Fuel System SMPI
    SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 6000
    SAE Net Torque @ RPM 248 @ 4400
    EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
    Wheelbase 111.2 in
    Length, Overall 188.5 in
    Width, Max w/o mirrors 74.1 in
    Height, Overall 67.0 in
    Track Width, Front 63.4 in
    Track Width, Rear 63.4 in
    Min Ground Clearance 7.4 in
    Liftover Height 30.8 in
    FUEL TANK
    Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 21.7 gal
    Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A gal
    INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
    Passenger Capacity 5
    Passenger Volume 108.6 ft³
    Front Head Room 40.1 in
    Front Leg Room 43.6 in
    Front Shoulder Room 59.6 in
    Front Hip Room 54.8 in
    Second Head Room 39.4 in
    Second Leg Room 36.3 in
    Second Shoulder Room 58.7 in
    Second Hip Room 55.4 in
    MILEAGE
    EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 23 MPG
    Cruising Range - City 390.60 mi
    EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 18 MPG
    Fuel Economy Est-Combined 20 MPG
    Cruising Range - Hwy 499.10 mi
    STEERING
    Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
    Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5
    Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.19
    Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 38.1 ft
    Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall 39.8 ft
    SUSPENSION
    Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut
    Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link
    Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
    Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front 0.98 in
    Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear 0.79 in
    TIRES
    Front Tire Size P235/65TR18
    Rear Tire Size P235/65TR18
    Spare Tire Size T165/90D18
    TRAILERING
    Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 3500 lbs
    Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 350 lbs
    Maximum Trailering Capacity N/A lbs
    TRANSMISSION
    Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
    Trans Type 1
    Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable
    Trans Description Cont. Again Automatic (CVT)
    Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.77
    Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17
    VEHICLE
    EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility
    EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5
    WEIGHT INFORMATION
    Base Curb Weight 3855 lbs
    Curb Weight - Front N/A lbs
    Curb Weight - Rear N/A lbs
    Maximum Payload Capacity N/A lbs
    Curb Weight N/A lbs
    Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
    WHEELS
    Front Wheel Size 18 x 7.5 in
    Rear Wheel Size 18 x 7.5 in
    Spare Wheel Size 18 x -TBD- in
    Front Wheel Material Aluminum
    Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
    Spare Wheel Material Steel

    Monday, December 27, 2010

    Courier Service – An Inevitable Service!!

    Sending birthday gift to your loved one who is put off miles away from you is not a big deal these days!! Courier services have become an inevitable part of today’s world. People are making use of this facility very effectively by sending stuff’s from one place to another. You can send anything through courier, be it big or small or whatever it is. Courier service is one which can deliver packages containing documents, information, letters, gifts etc to the concerned person within a specified time. Couriers are generally preferred by people because it reaches the other end quickly and safely within the precise time. Therefore, this is one of the services which people rely on to get things done.

    Courier service has become something really essential for most of the business people, who have clients or customers who are far off. Especially, people who have international business rely on courier service immensely. The things you’re going to send will surely be something really important, so make sure you courier it in a reputed courier companies that they will reach your parcel safely. Do not forget that you’re handing it over to someone whom you don’t know before; you believe it for the company’s name and their reputation. Before selecting a particular courier service company, do a thorough research on lot of similar companies and narrow it down to few and finally select one which fulfills all your needs.

    Generally a well recognized company would have an ample regional coverage with international dealings. All the packages which are sent by the customers are generally of not the same size, so the company should have different carrier vehicles for different parcels. Reputed companies usually provide constant service all year round. They provide proof of the delivery if asked for. Good companies generally don’t include hidden costs. A well organized company will know where the parcel is right now, they will have trackers which keep tracking their move, so when you call the company and ask for the status it should be in a position to tell its whereabouts.

    If you have looked into all these above aspects, and think you are quite satisfied and feel they will do it properly, then go ahead and use them and be relaxed that it is in safe hands. Things you have to keep in mind when you courier something, have the contact number of the company, so that you can call and ask the status of your parcel, secondly make sure you have written the other end’s contact address properly in order to avoid trouble for the person who delivers it, have the receipt of your courier transaction, because they might be asked in case of any problem.

    New Daihatsu Charade "The Best City Car"


    The shape is simple, reasonable prices and the relatively small size, making Daihatsu Charade much liked by the people who live in cities. No wonder if anyone gave him the title the best city car.


    There is no doubting the game Daihatsu has the world's most efficient 1.0-liter gasoline engine with an unmatched fuel, emissions and performance combination. By example, Daihatsu is a British dramatist No one of four passengers to economy-petrol engine with Urban / Extra Urban and Combined figures 47.1/68.9, and 58.9 mpg in manual form. Figures 14.1 mpg 58.9 mpg is surprisingly better than Amica, Hyundai excel 1.0 to 11.8 mpg, Fiat Seicento and led the SEAT Arosa 1.0 liters of 11.2 mpg.


    Daihatsu charade top speed of 93.1 mph maximum manual or automatic - and with CO2 emissions are much higher. In fact, Daihatsu charade manual emissions from 114 g / km qualify for the lowest possible cost the owner of Road Permit Fund for £ 70 for 12 months (AA band up to 120 g / km).

    Not to be outdone, "Daihatsu game also auto-class leader with Urban / Extra Urban Combined figures fuel economy 38.7/55.4 and 47.9 mpg. Its CO2 emissions are ultra-low 140 g / km. Of course, cars Euro4 new emission standards. Three Cylinder, Twin-Cam With Dynamic Variable Valve Timing.

    Daihatsu has long experience in the art of efficient production of small-capacity three-cylinder engine currently offered in both large and small Cuore. Compared with the Cuore and Sirion, Daihatsu charade has a new five-speed manual transmission is enhanced with more precise feel and direct linear shift.

    Daihatsu refers to the larger Renault Clio for a ride and smooth, with extensive construction work carried out on the streets of Europe. The result is a long suspension stroke, especially for the front and setting the game back, both in compression and rebound. This gives a lift, smooth controls compliant with the strong but to float damping decreases.

    New Daihatsu Terios 2010 New Fitures


    Explore nature with more flexible with the Daihatsu Terios, SUV with high ground clearance which will provide seven people at once down the wildest imagination of AT anda.Automatic TX Type Transmission, Double Blower AC, Radio Tape Double Din CD Audio & MP3, seating configuration can set - flexible. Although the Sport Utility
    Vehicle (SUV) matic cheapest, Daihatsu Terios TS A / T, it has a very significant price difference with Terios TS version of the manual.

    Daihatsu has introduced a SUV Daihatsu 7-passenger that has been in-facelift or a refreshed appearance, in Gunung Putri, Cibinong, Bogor yesterday afternoon. Besides, there is the addition of new features and replacement of some components. For example, an invisible but can be felt is the power steering.


    Previous Terios uses hydraulic power steering that still use direct mechanical power to operate. New Terios, using electric power steering (EPS). Motors mounted directly under the steering wheel.

    As a result, the engine room so more relief because there is no longer pump and its v-belt, power steering fluid tubes and hoses connecting the pump with the wheel house.


    According to Kazutoshi Sakamoto, Executive Office, R & D Directorate, PT Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM), the replacement of power steering in accordance with market demand and save fuel consumption. Understandably, electric power steering requires only electrical power from the battery. When not in use, no power is distributed. While the hydraulic directly from the machine. Although the steering wheel is not rotated, while the engine life, power steering pump fixed hidrauli spin.

    With this addition, Daihatsu claims, more efficient fuel consumption New Terios 6 percent more efficient than ever. More precisely, 11.7 km / liter with passengers 4 people and only one air conditioner is being operated.

    Sunday, December 26, 2010

    The pros and cons of car transport services

    All the processes and inventions have both advantages and disadvantages, even our own life is composed of a mixture of both pros and cons.

    It is very rare to see a service or product without any disadvantages and today, we will see the pros and cons of the car transport services.

    Fortunately the car transport services have only few negative points on it and that too it depends upon the company and their services.

    New Honda Jazz 2010 Specification & Features


    Honda Jazz is a small car with very good space, head and back legroom.Honda Jazz has a top speed of 165 km / hr.Honda Jazz is a premium hatchback version of the base model comes with 1.2 liter 4-cylinder motor.The 2009 Jazz launched by 1 , 3
    liter and 1.5-liter engine options.The key features of the Honda Jazz, including fine motor, space, fuel efficiency and driving comfort. This company introduced the Honda Jazz to compete with the Skoda Fabia and Hyundai i20.

    Honda Jazz is available in the color blackberry pearl, pearl sensation of blue, black pearl and red crystal milano. There are 3 models available Jazz - base S model, SE & above Mid line Sport line. Honda Jazz Prices are expected to be in the range of 4.5 lakh to 6 lakh. 


    The options will be available in various models of Jazz all - was first sold in 2008. This top class range of 1.2 liters, with features above and SE specifications. In the Jazz 1.4-liter model, sitting mid-range Si, with specifications above and on the ES model. The only available with manual transmission.

    Jazz Chronos alloy wheels wearing 16-inch sets it apart from the standard model. A sports chrome front grille and rear spoiler adds a sporty appearance. Style embroidery carpet mats and boot and branding on the lid glove box highlight the high specification cars. Class price of £ 870 extra on the SE model ES 1.2 and 1.4, but offers almost £ 2,000 worth of additional equipment. Both 1.2 and 4.1 models start by offering great packages for April 5.9% PCP for three years with a deposit of 25%, or 7.4% over three years with 10 percent of deposits.

    Varian Civic Si features color coded bumpers, front fog lamps, mesh front grille Type R-style and dark chrome door handles and fuel cap. 1.4-liter models wearing alloy 16-inch Graphite color, while gasoline-powered 1.8-liter high-and citizenship-diesel 2.2-liter class, sitting on rims 17-inch graphite-colored alloys. Inside, the model has half leather seats to continue the sports theme, plus a USB port for iPod connectivity.

    Honad Jazz Features
    Displacement:1198cc, 4 Cyls, in-line
    Engine Type:Petrol
    Brakes:Front Ventilated,Rear Disk
    Gears:5 Manual
    Seating Capacity:5
    Maximum Power:89 Bhp @ 6000 rpm
    Maximum Torque:116 Nm @ 4900 rpm
    Boot Space:399.00 ltrs.
    Ground Clearance:150.00 mm

    Honda Jazz Honda Jazz Facelift Model New Body Exterior Design Features. Honda recently launched Honda Jazz facelift and began marketing it in Japan. This car is not only popular around the world, but also in Indonesia. What-What are the changes from this hatchback?
    Wait for next post ... 



    New Honda S2000 "Modern Classic Car"


    Honda Motor Company entered the 21st century by going back to its roots: producing a two-seat roadster. The new Honda S2000, a carefully crafted blend of horsepower and sculpted good looks matched to a Formula One exhaust note, was a far-cry from the S600 and S800 roadsters of the 1960s,
    but like its predecessors, its name was based upon its engine displacement.

    Honda S2000 is a high performance two-seater roadster has nearly 10 years without a complete redesign. Honda spiced things last year, but the track-ready with a new package called the S2000 CR. CR stands for "club racer," and trim continues into 2009. He competes with the S2000 two-seat roadsters, including the Pontiac Solstice GXP, BMW Z4 and Audi TT.

    Built in celebration of Honda’s 50th anniversary, the S2000 boasted performance numbers (zero to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds) similar to the Acura NSX, and at half the cost – approximately $52,000 Canadian.

    The S2000 was built in recognition of Honda’s racing pedigree. Producing a whopping 240 horsepower from a normally aspirated 2.0-litre DOHC VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) engine had never been attempted or achieved before in a production vehicle. It remains today one of the most remarkable engines ever built.

    Outside
    S2000 has a wedge-shaped profile that stands apart from other roadsters. It was built on 94.5-inch wheelbase and measures 162.7 inches long overall features. Standards include: high intensity discharge lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, power-operated top has a glass rear window with defroster, molded top cover is included; hardtop body colors are available, integrated roll bars behind the seats and a clear acrylic wind deflector mounted between bar and helps to reduce turbulence.

    Inland
    The S2000 two-seat equipped with a body-hugging, leather-trimmed bucket seats. Driving range is limited because the position does not adjust the steering wheel and seats to be positioned manually. storage space at a premium, there is a small keg between the seat and the trunk only has 5 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Interior Amenities include: a clean storage bag-panel doors, aluminum and leather shift key, aluminum pedals and aluminum-accented footrest and silver trim accents and XM Satellite Radio and headrest speakers are available.

    Under the Hood
    four-cylinder high-revving Honda redlines at 8000 rpm. A,-liter 237-hp four-cylinder 2.2 engine with 162 foot-pounds of torque mated to a six-speed manual transmission and has a 49/51 weight distribution.

    Safety
    Safety features include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist-all, dual front airbags, side impact airbags and no stability in the system electronics.