Honda Motor Co has launched the lowest-cost motorbike in its line-up on Tuesday for sale in the India market, aiming to double India's share of its motorcycle revenue by the end of the decade while racing to catch up with rivals in fast-growing emerging markets.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
• Dodge Dart:
• Ford Focus:
• Chevrolet Sonic:
• Buick Verano:
As part of the Fiat takeover of Chrysler Group during bailout negotiations, the company agreed to build a small, high-MPG model in the U.S. Reopening the Belvidere plant in northwestern Illinois created 1,800 jobs. The Dart is a revival of a Dodge nameplate from the 1960s and 1970s. But the Dart's design is based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, much praised in Europe for its road manners and sprightly handling. (Fiat also owns Alfa Romeo.)
On sale next month, the compact Dart will start at $15,995 for its base model. It comes with three engine choices: 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter four-cylinder options and a 1.4-liter turbocharged four. The turbo version has an EPA rating of 27 MPG in city driving and 39 on the highway. As a compact, it will compete against the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, among other highly rated vcars.
The Ford Focus Electric, going on sale this month, as well as the gasoline versions of the Focus comes from Ford's renovated, flexible plant in Wayne, Mich. Ford says this flexibility keeps down costs because it can produce only as many of the expensive electrics, which run $39,500 before a $7,500 federal tax credit, as it can sell.
The gasoline-powered Focus, which went on sale last year as a 2012 model, won praise from reviewers for its pleasing styling and crisp handling. Like some competitors, the Focus also offers comfort and technology features not previously available in small cars. Its 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine is rated at 26 MPG in city driving, 36 on the highway. List price ranges from $16,500 for the base model up to $22,700.
GM boasts that the Sonic is the only subcompact manufactured in the U.S. The Sonic is being built at the 1,750-employee Orion Township plant outside Detroit. Reviewers have praised the Sonic as a major upgrade in looks, performance, and comfort from the Aveo model it replaces. Available with the same choice of 1.4-liter and 1.8-liter four-cylinder engines as the bigger Chevrolet Cruze, the Sonic ranges in list price from $13,865 for the base model to $18,625.
This Buick compact is built at the same Orion Township plant as the Chevy Sonic. Producing a small car is part of Buick's shift away from being perceived chiefly as a maker of land yachts for elderly buyers. Reviewers say the Verano works for shoppers looking for a small car with decent power and a comfortable, upscale interior. With a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, the Verano is rated at 21 MPG in city driving, 32 highway. List price ranges from $22,585 to $26,809.
The new technology in cars for 2020 is amazing. Everyone knows that every couple of years, the features of cars goes though a radical change. Technology is at the heart of the modern car, and it's constantly evolving. Future car technology will most likely involve a whole host of choices in regard to the new technology.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. revealed the highly expected all-new Toyota RAV4 EV at the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles. This all-electric SUV has an expected driving range rating of approximately 100 miles and charging time of approximately six hours on a 240V/40A charger.
The RAV4 EV’s driving performance, dynamics and cargo capacity are equal to or exceed the gas powered RAV4 V6. Arriving fully-equipped with an MSRP of $49,800 the RAV4 EV doesn’t compromise on performance, comfort or versatility.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld is the world's longest rail tunnel. Crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The train, which is 481 meters (1578 ft) long and weighs 787 tons, is constructed to produce concrete for the installation of the railway tracks in the tunnel.
The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km. Scheduled to open in 2016, the main purpose of the Gotthard Base Tunnel is to increase total transport capacity across the Alps, especially for freight.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is a railway tunnel beneath the Swiss Alps expected to open in 2016. With a route length of 57 km (35.4 mi) and a total of 151.84 km (94.3 mi) of tunnels, shafts and passages, it is the world's longest rail tunnel, surpassing the Seikan Tunnel in Japan.
A secondary benefit will be to cut the journey time for passenger trains from Zürich to Milan by about an hour and from Zürich to Lugano to 1 hour 40 minutes.
Monday, May 07, 2012
Yamaha Motors India presents a face-lift their FZ series by adding three new variants in vivacious colors and dynamic graphics. The three new variants FZ-S, FZ and Fazer in the 150cc segment are set to take the biking world by storm.
Each of these models are designed to appeal to the excellence demanding consumers of today while pleasing to their sense of style and comfort. Each of these three variants are seen with a host of features, colors and designs making the bikes look contemporary and sporty while at the same time being comfortable and well within buyer's budgets.
The bikes are priced between Rs.69,250 for the FZ model, Rs.71,280 for FZ-S while Fazer will cost Rs,76,380. The two top end models FZ-S and Fazer will be super stylish bikes with longer and wider pillion seats.
he bikes have larger and wider rear fenders to prevent mud from spraying upwards while a chain protector is in place so as to prevent loose ends of clothing from getting caught in spinning wheels. The FZ model has a new LCD meter with speedometer, trachometer, fuel gauge and trip meter.