Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
We get it Renault, we really do. You're "green," you're "eco-friendly," just please, never four electric cars at one show ever again. Even if this particular example, the Renault Fluence ZE, is actually attractive.
The Fluence is Renaults most realistic look at the future of vehicle electrification, sporting lithium ion batteries that can charge in three hours at high voltage hubs, do a 20-minute partial quick charge, or completely swap out in three minutes, which, on the face of it is a good idea, until you recognize the troubles in creating and maintaining that infrastructure. The car's obviously based on the handsome Renault Fluence but with the superfluous concept car baubles like whimsical wheels, fancy paint, and a snazzy interior. And just for the record, it's capable of a 100 mile range with a 95 HP e-motor sporting 166 lb-ft of twist.
Mazda gives us a preview of it’s new B-segment hatchback, the Mazda 2. Updated to modern Mazda design language, gone is the boxy outlook of it’s predecessor, instead you get a sporty hatch which is reminiscent of the Toyota Yaris. The new Mazda 2 is shorter at 3880mm, however it still keeps an identical wheelbase of 2490mm.
It has a sporty front, with a large air dam flanked by two smaller ones hosting fog lamps, and large headlamps, however I have to disagree with their choice of front grille design – something bigger would have looked better. Trunk space is rated at 250 liters, but with the seats down it enlarges to 469 liters of space. The 2008 Mazda 2 is expected to be unveiled with three engine options, a 1.3 liter petrol (two variants – 74hp/118Nm and 83hp/121Nm), a 1.5 liter petrol (103hp/136Nm) as well as a 1.4 liter turbodiesel.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
MINI will by 2011 a small SUV on the market called Countryman, time for a little preview!. A while ago, at the Paris Motor Show in 2008 to be precise, we were already acquainted with the concept model of the Countryman, which then gets called Crossover Concept. The naming of the MINI SUV would indeed, in line with the Clubman, Countryman be.
Even though the Countryman particularly well on the other members of the MINI family, yet the skin completely different technique. So the Countryman on a new platform, which was made for a higher ride height and four-wheel drive. The basis of this platform is - how could it be otherwise - shared with the BMW X1. The engines were not the BMW family, but from cooperation with the PSA group result.
Brown had said of his. On Sunday Barack Obama slammed Scott. Scott Browns truck became part of his campaign and aim for Obama remarks. PHOTO Here is a picture of Scott Browns truck. Republican Scott Brown has been running ads in Massachusetts where he is out driving around in his old pickup truck while campaigning for US Senator something Marcia Martha Coakley refuses to do.
Barack Obama Slams Scott Brown and His Truck Its a GM Truck. Obama Scott Brown s Truck. And its fully paid for and still running. For the record I own a truck not a GM truck though and it is my pride and joy. For the record I own a truck not a GM truck though and it is my pride and joy. Obama Scott Brown s Truck.
Brown had said of his. Scott Browns truck became part of his campaign and aim for Obama remarks. You Tube freeze FrameBigGovernment. PHOTO Here is a picture of Scott Browns truck. com Republican Scott Brown has been running around Massachusetts in his GMC Canyon pickup campaigning for US Senator something Marcia Martha Coakley refuses to do campaigning she despises trucks.
Mazda released the first pictures of the new Mazda 5 that comes with a facelift in 2008, and will make a real presentation of the car at the Bologna Motor Show that starts December 7th.
The new Mazda 5 has a few modifications worth mentioning and I will start with what we see on the outside. You can now choose power sliding doors and the dampers are changed a bit. The interior the mid panel with the dashboard functions was redesigned and include a DVD navigation system and a touch screen display.
Now that I got to the part that I enjoy the most, performance, you should know it’s not just the looks that will change on the 2008 model. Mazda 5 is now powered by a MRZ 2.0-liter engine with electronic throttle and sequential valve timing, and features two types of transmission to choose from. One is a 6-speed manual and the other one is a 5-speed automatic.
Hell hath no fury like a talk show host scorned.
Conan O'Brien may have scored himself a $45 million package to walk away from NBC, but that didn't stop the pompadoured comedian from milking more money out of the peacock network.
During Wednesday night's episode of the "Tonight Show," O'Brien had no qualms ruffling some executive feathers when he introduced a new character to the short-lived show.
"For the rest of the week, we're going to introduce new comedy bits that aren't so much funny as they are crazy expensive," he said before revealing a $1.5 million Bugatti Veyron.
"There it is, the most expensive car in the world … dressed as a mouse," he boasted as the Rolling Stones' song "Satisfaction" played in the background.