Monday, February 8, 2016

Honda Pilot

The 0.33-generation 2016 Pilot debuted at the Chicago Auto show in February 2015, construction started out for the duration of may, and was once made available for sale in June.

The outside is sleeker in look in comparison with its boxier predecessor. Brought to the outside are optional LED headlamps with automatic excessive-low beam switching, LED daylight hours running lights (DRLs), and LED brake tail lights. New facets also incorporate heated rear seats, ventilated front seats and a panoramic roof. Alloy wheels grew to be typical.

New safeguard elements comprise Honda's LaneWatch passenger facet mirror digicam, as good as Blind Spot indicators, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), with Lane retaining guide system (LKAS) and road Departure Mitigation (RDM). Additional choices incorporate forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Collision Mitigation Braking system (CMBS), Rear pass visitors monitor, Adaptive Cruise manage and usual multi-angle backup camera.

The revised three.5-liter engine has direct-injection and start-discontinue system, a 6-velocity computerized is general whilst a ZF 9-speed automated is non-compulsory. With all-wheel drive models the quantity of engine torque despatched to every rear wheel is variable. EPA-estimated fuel economy is extended with FWD and AWD 6-pace units up +1/+2/+1 mpg (metropolis/highway/mixed), 9-pace models are up +2/+2/+2 mpg.

Overall dimensions are larger, even as weight is down approximately 300 pounds with noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) lowered. Structurally 21.3% of the Pilot's body consists of 980, 1300 and 1,500 MPa ultra-excessive-strength steels, 5% is from aluminum or magnesium, an extra 34.5% is 270 MPa slight force metal utilized in areas to scale down restore fees.

Audi A4

The Audi A4 is a line of compact government automobiles produced in view that late 1994 by the German automobile brand Audi, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen staff.

The A4 has been built in 4 generations and is headquartered on the Volkswagen group B platform. The primary iteration A4 succeeded the Audi eighty. The automaker's interior numbering treats the A4 as a continuation of the Audi eighty lineage, with the preliminary A4 particular because the B5-sequence, followed by using the B6, B7, B8 and the B9. The B8 and B9 versions of the A4 are developed on the Volkswagen group MLB platform shared with many other Audi units and possibly one Porsche mannequin inside Volkswagen crew.

The Audi A4 auto layout consists of a longitudinal engine entrance-engine design, with transaxle-sort transmissions installed on the rear of the engine. The automobiles are front-wheel power, or on some models, "quattro" all-wheel drive.

The A4 is on hand as a sedan and station wagon. The 2nd (B6) and 0.33 generations (B7) of the A4 additionally had a convertible variant, however the B8 variation of the convertible grew to become a variant of the Audi A5 as a substitute as Audi received again into the compact government coupé segment.

The next-new release B9 variation of the A4 was revealed in June 2015 – the fifth mannequin to hold the A4 badge, and the ninth new release of the Audi 80/A4 series overall. Pre-construction variation were launched to the motoring press, while the respectable launch is scheduled for the Frankfurt Motor show in September. It's somewhat better than the outgoing B8, but Audi declare the brand new A4 is round a hundred and twenty kg (260 lb) lighter than its predecessor.

Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda MX-5, released as the Mazda MX-5 Miata /miˈɑːtə/ in North the us and as the Eunos Roadster in Japan, is a light-weight two-seater roadster with a entrance-engine, rear-wheel-drive design. Manufactured by using Mazda in Hiroshima, Japan, the mannequin debuted in 1989 at the Chicago Auto exhibit. The MX-5 was once conceived as a small roadster – with mild weight and minimal mechanical complexity confined handiest by legal and security specifications, even as being technologically ultra-modern and safe. The MX-5 is conceptually an evolution of small sporting events roadsters of the 1960s, such because the Triumph Spitfire, Datsun 2000, Alfa Romeo Spider, and specifically the Lotus Elan.

The second generation MX-5 (NB) used to be launched in 1998 (for the 1999 model year), the 0.33 iteration (NC) model was once launched in 2005 (for the 2006 model 12 months), and a fourth generation (ND) was released in 2015 (for the 2016 model 12 months). It remains to be the pleasant-selling two-seat convertible sporting activities car in history  and by July 2014 over 940,000 MX-5s had been constructed and bought around the world.  Creation of the MX-5 fell by means of 2013 to under 14,000 items, because of the arena finance predicament in 2008, and the pre-announcement in 2012 of the approaching ND mannequin.

Given that the launch of the 0.33 new release, Mazda consolidated worldwide advertising utilising the MX-5 title apart from the united states the place it's marketed as the MX-5 Miata. The title Miata derives from ancient high German for reward.

Toyota Prius

The fourth new release Prius was first shown in the course of September 2015 in Las Vegas, and was once released for retail buyers in Japan in December 2015. The launch in North American market is scheduled for January 2016, and February in Europe. Toyota expects to sell 12,000 fourth iteration Prius cars a month in Japan, and to arrive annual income between 300,000 to 350,000 units.

In August 2013, Toyota Managing Officer Satoshi Ogiso, who used to be chief engineer for the Prius line, announced one of the crucial upgrades and key facets of the next iteration Prius. The following Prius is the first automobile to make use of the Toyota New world structure (TNGA) modular platform, which supplies a cut down center of gravity and elevated structural stress. These facets, along with different enhancements permit for positive aspects in journey-and-dealing with, agility and aerodynamics. The expanded aerodynamics make contributions to an all-new exterior design, which entails a roomier inside.

The subsequent-iteration Prius used to be designed to give enormously improved gas financial system in a more compact package that is lighter in weight and scale down in rate. These pursuits were finished by way of the progress of a new generation of powertrains with colossal advances in battery, electrical motor and fuel engine technologies. The next Prius elements accelerated batteries with higher vigor density; smaller electrical motors, with larger energy density than the current Prius motors; and the gasoline engine elements a thermal efficiency higher than forty% (within the present Prius is 38.5%). The Prius gasoline economic climate has extended on average through about 10% every new release, and Toyota has set the challenge to continue to strengthen at this price.

Smart Fortwo

Cabriolet (W454)
In 2015, wise announced a cabriolet variant of the smart Fortwo at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor exhibit. The wise Fortwo is a rear-engine, rear-wheel-pressure, 2-seater hatchback metropolis car manufactured and marketed by using the wise division of Daimler AG, introduced in 1998, now in its 1/3 generation. Marketed in forty six international locations—in Asia, North and South the us, Africa, Australia and Europe—construction of the Fortwo had surpassed 1.7 million models by way of early 2015.

The Fortwo is noted for its 2.Sixty nine meter overall length, excessive H-factor seating, offset passenger and driver seats (within the first and second new release, the passenger seat is 15 centimetres additional rearward than the motive force’s), computerized manual transmission (1st and 2nd generation), De Dion tube rear suspension, low CO2 emissions (119 grams per kilometre, North the united states, 1.Zero Liter), two-phase rear hatch, interchangeable plastic body panels and distinguished metal hemispherical safeguard-cell, which is marketed because the Tridion mobilephone and is typically furnished in a contrasting color to the vehicle's body panels.

the primary and 2d generation Fortwo units appoint an automated manual transmission, designed and manufactured with the aid of Getrag, the place the clutch is pc controlled, casting off the grasp pedal. The first generation used a six-pace variation, and the second new release makes use of a 5-speed variation, mannequin 5AMT130. Input from flooring-established shifter or not obligatory guidance-wheel-installed paddles controls a servo-operated grab and sequential computerized gearbox. The automobile is also pushed in computerized mode (early units had the alternative of full automatic mode, or ordinary "delicate-tip" which was manual mode indicated by means of no button on the equipment lever) or by way of paddle shifters, the place the operator controls the shift features however are not able to feather or modify the speed of the grasp.

From 2009, revised transmission application enabled smoother and faster apparatus alterations. The program, available through an european upgrade, was also made to be had for 2008 second new release automobiles, with a new battery as required.

1/3 new release units obtain a 5-speed guide transmission or twin grab computerized guide transmission.

Chevrolet Malibu

The eighth generation Malibu was offered with four-cylinder engines and six-speed automatic transmissions. The European version is offered with a 2.4 L Ecotec engine, which uses an aluminum block and cylinder head and a 2.0 L Diesel (1,956 cc) VCDi developing 160 PS (120 kW) (this was the only engine available in Italy). The Middle-East version was offered with the 2.4 L Ecotec engine. Also available was a 3.0 L V6 engine making 260 hp and 290NM, available on LTZ trim. The Australian market had two versions on offer: CD (2.4 L Otto) and CDX (2.0 L Diesel)

Standard safety features on the eighth generation Malibu include dual-stage front airbags for the driver and front passenger, along with pelvic/thorax side-impact and knee airbags up front also. Roof rail airbags with rollover protection are standard. Also available as option extras are second-row head/thorax side-impact airbags, lane departure warning system with forward collision alert and a rearview camera system.

The eighth generation Malibu was sold in "nearly 100 countries on six continents". In the United States, it is manufactured in two plants, Fairfax, KS and Detroit-Hamtramck. In Australia, the Malibu replaced the Holden Epica, and made its debut in 2013 as the Holden Malibu. It is positioned between the Holden Cruze and Holden Commodore. In South Korea, the Malibu replaces the Daewoo Tosca, as GM has phased-out the Daewoo brand in favor of Chevrolet. Korea was the first market to get the Malibu, in late 2011, followed by China later in 2011 and North America beginning in early 2012. The Malibu made its Middle Eastern debut in 2012 replacing the Holden VE Commodore based Lumina.

In North America, the eighth generation Malibu continues to be sold as the Malibu Limited after the next generation goes on sale.

Chevrolet Camaro

On could 16, 2015, Chevrolet presented the sixth new release Camaro at Belle Isle park in Detroit, Michigan. The launch, complete with earlier generation Camaros on show, coincided with the auto's upcoming 50th birthday.

The sixth new release Camaro sales will start in late 2015 and might be supplied in LT and SS items developed on the GM Alpha platform at Lansing Grand River meeting in Michigan. The A platform is presently used by the Cadillac ATS. The 2016 Camaro will weigh 200 lb (91 kg) lower than its predecessor. Over 70% of the sixth new release's architectural components are unique to the automobile and will not be shared with any other current GM product.

Early construction may have three engine types: a 2.0-liter turbo-charged inline-four producing 275 hp (205 kW; 279 PS), a new 3.6-liter V6 making 335 hp (250 kW; 340 PS), whilst the SS mannequin facets the 6.2-liter V8 with 455 hp (339 kW; 461 PS); the ZL1 mannequin will use a supercharged 640 hp (480 kW) LT4 centered on the Cadillac CTS-V,[33][34] and the transmissions are either a six-speed guide (seven-velocity handbook for the 2017 ZL1) or an eight-pace automated.

The 2016 Camaro will come equipped with each Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ability elements. However, only one in every of their mobilephone brands at anyone time can be used.