Friday, September 26, 2008

2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid

Chrysler Aspen has two-mode HEMI hybrid system that takes the Aspen one step further
with a unique electrically variable transmission.

Aspen HEMI hybrid delivers 385 hp.

The first mode is for low speeds and the vehicle can operate in electric-only, engine-only or a combination of the tow. In this mode the engine is shut of and fuel consumption is reduced significantly, especially in heavy stop-and-go traffic where regenerative braking harnesses the energy normally lost when braking and uses it to charge the battery.

The second mode is for higher speeds. The system utilizes not only the full power from the 5.7L HEMI V-8 engine but also an electrical assist. This feature improves passing and acceleration performance without sacrificing fuel economy - and still provides the capability of a full-size SUV.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

2009 FORD F-150

America's best-selling pickup, the Ford F-Series, is raising the bar once again – this time with unsurpassed fuel efficiency on the new 2009 F-150, thanks to significant miles per gallon improvement across the entire F-150 lineup.

In addition, Ford is announcing the introduction of the new F-150 SFE "superior fuel economy" edition delivering up to 21 miles per gallon on the highway while still providing 7,500 pounds of towing capability – fuel economy that is unsurpassed in the full-size pickup segment.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Buick Riviera Concept

Unveiled at China’s Auto Shanghai 2007, the gull-wing, front-wheel-drive Riviera concept coupe was developed with global design input by the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), a design and engineering joint venture between General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). PATAC is headquartered in Shanghai.

Body style:


Number and style of doors:

two; gull-wing

Seating configuration:

2 + 2

Body shell:

carbon-fiber panels

Exterior dimensions

Wheelbase (in / mm):

113 / 2870

Length (in / mm):

185.4 / 4710

Width (in / mm):

76.3 / 1940 (excluding mirrors)

Height (in / mm):

55.7 / 1415 (doors closed)

Front overhang (in / mm):

36.1 / 918

Rear overhang (in / mm):

36.3 / 924

Front track (in / mm):

64.7 / 1645

Rear track (in / mm):

64.3 / 1635