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Volkswagen Golf Plug-in Hybrid

Volkswagen Golf Plug-in Hybrid

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

There is a possibility that Volkswagen will introduce a plug-in Golf next year. Based on the MK7 Golf, the plug-in will come with a turbocharged 1.4-liter four cylinder engine rated at 150 horespower and 177 pound feet of torque, this engine can also found in the Jetta Hybrid. The engine will be paired with a 54-horsepower electric motor that is linked to a lithium-ion battery pack. The battery pack can be recharged within four hours when plugged into a 240 outlet. Similar to the Chevy Volt, owners who drive short to medium commutes may never use a drop of gas.

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2014 Sport Utility of the Year: Motor Trend

2014 Sport Utility of the Year: Motor Trend

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Motor Trend has announce the 2014 Subaru Forester as their SUV of the year. According to Motor Trend, the Subaru provides the right balance between people carrying, comfort, sport, utility, and pricing. Subaru knows that owners buy a Subaru because they want to carry their friends and family on a camping trip, take their dogs to the beach, or going skiing in the mountains for a weekend. Subaru designed the Foresters with these people in mind. The interior is designed with more durable material to take continuous beating, it has 8.7 inches of ground to go over the rough stuff. For 2014, the Forester adds newer, more fuel efficient engines, more cargo capacity, a new exterior design, and better interior quality.

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Next Generation 2016 Nissan GT-R (R36)

Next Generation 2016 Nissan GT-R (R36)

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The Nissan’s GT-R is considered one of the best sports car of all time. There is so much technology and engineering that goes into this vehicle it is considered an engineering marvel. Like many high-end racing inspired vehicles, the GT-R has a carbon composite main drive shaft, the transmission is located at the rear to improve balance and weight distribution. The suspension has an asymmetric design to offset the drivers weight to improve handling. There is so much electronic driving systems in this vehicle that it has been described as a driving playstation.

 

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2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E

2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Volvo has finally caught up with the automotive downsizing trend. A lot of automakers are downsizing their engines and including some sort of forced induction system to improve fuel economy and emissions. For a long time Volvo was stuck with a Ford sourced straight six engine and with their aging 5-cylinder unit which delivered subpar fuel economy and performance. Volvo refers to their new tech movement as Drive-E. With Drive-E, Volvo introduces a brand new Twin charged 4-cylinder engine mated to an all new eight-speed automatic transmission.

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2015 Porsche Macan

2015 Porsche Macan

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Porsche’s Macan SUV is expected to makes its world debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The silhouette of the Macan is similar to the Cayenne but the Macan comes in a much smaller and more fastbacked package than its older sibling. Porsche hopes to lure more customers into the Porsche brand with this new model. Porsche has already found success in its Cayenne SUV with it being the fastest selling Porsche model of all time, more than double that of the 911. Has Porsche created another sales success story? Probably.

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Leaked images of the 2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible

Leaked images of the 2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

New images of the 2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible have leaked online. The 4-Series Convertible is technically a 4-Series Coupe without its roof. Like the outgoing 3-Series Convertible the 4-Series with have a retractable hardtop.

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