The rising gas prices have been an issue of concern for every household. In today’s era, where having a personal vehicle has become more of a necessity than the luxury and one can easily own the best cars available in the market through easy financial plans offered by the companies, the expenses of regular fuelling for the cars is making people worry about their monthly budgets.
If you feel that your car drinks up too much fuel and you cannot afford to drive it for your regular work purposes then replacing it with a hybrid green car would provide you the best solution. Toyota has introduced a new model in the market that can truly and genuinely be listed as the green car of the Toyota hybrid family.
A green car for a contented riding
The car launched by the renowned house of the Toyota is not only fuel efficient but also very spacious and great with the looks. Designed with the latest technology and keeping in consideration the styling needs to the modern generation, the car has been manufactured as a perfect combination of money efficiency and trend, thus providing you complete contentment and value for your investment. Besides, it is spacious enough for those who use their vehicles for business purposes to carry the cargo and the seats and comfortable to make the passengers relax during their journeys.
The car that has been a hit since it was first announced and has continued to impress people with its features and looks offer a complete pay back for the money that is invested in its purchase. If you are a proud Toyota owner and need some replacement or performance parts and accessories, you can find them at http://tomatrack.com/
Audi S3 makes it a debut in winning situation with all its power peaks. This car is all set to power the give lightening speed and pick-up performance with launch control functions. It also has touch-pad of the top of the main system from where you can enter numbers and alphabets.
Audi S6 – A Dashing Model from Audi
The new Audi S6 Sedan has exciting features which can allure any customer! It has refined performance which sets the driver to all new exciting era of driving. The LED elements of this car are standard rear as well as front with four exhaust pipes split into two outboard pairs.
Few things which can prove that Audi enjoys a winning position among the rest in the market:
UK sales figure reaches a dashing number of 10, 205 up to April 2012.
Audi Q3, Q5 and Q7 models have been a great hit in the market and people have welcomes them with open hands. This is when Audi crossed threshold part of selling after just four month’s launch.
In China, on an average every third customer opts for Audi model rather than an SUV.
Asia-Pacific region enjoys two-digit growth in April i.e. it raised till 36.3% to sales of cars, in South Korea, it was 35.7 and in India, it was 37.0.
The commercials developed by Audi are indeed watched by huge audience round the globe which gives us chills just as Ram Brand’s commercial.
It has been termed as one of the leading brands which have strong demand for each of its new invention.
The new Audi air intake and exhaust system power package gives it a good deal of horses together with low exhaust emissions. Audi has new vocations coming up designed by experts, making this brand a successor in this competitive era. It’s on the way to strengthen its portfolio and also presence in world-over market. The commercials shoot out leaks out the creativity aired by them with advertising punch.
News are around us 24 hours 7 days a week but the most fascinating news about the vehicles, their designs, and new technologies are the facts we humans long to know about. All these facts emerge from one of the most renowned place i.e. the United States of America Day changes in the automobile industry, rise and falls in the techniques and many other things are conveyed to us through news. This keeps us updated and up-to-date with the happenings in the world.
Skoda introduces third generation Octavia with a 4 x 4 Combi -
The latest Skoda release is available in three variants: two diesel engines of 1.6L TDI and 2L TDI and 1 petrol engine of 1.8L TSI. It also provides fuel consumptions at the rate of 4.5L/100 km and 6.7L/100 km. The 4×4 Combi has a Haldex-5 clutch fitted which is useful in saving fuel and also offering more power on the front axle. The car is going to be in the market till June 2013 with an Electronic Differential Lock (EDL).
Chevrolet launches the revamped version of Cruze E-85 -
Chevrolet introduces Cruze engine with new software and Electronic Control Unit (ECU) which allows the car to use pure gasoline with 85% of Ethanol. Not only this, it also has 1.8L ECOTEC overhead camshafts engine which are mated with six automatic speed transmissions. We get about 141 HP at 6200 RPM and 177 lb-ft torque, New features also include front and rear bumper, front grille, coupe-like proportions with reduced drag.
BYD to open electric bus plant in California -
Finally, the Chinese automobile maker has fulfilled its dream of planting an Iron-Phosphate energy module in the California city of Lancaster, US. The electric bus also known as K9 is aimed to achieve 155 miles distance. It also focuses on initially producing 50 buses a year which would gradually increase to a 1000 buses in a decade or two.
Gearheads.org, the top source for the most up-to-date automotive industry news can help you to be aware of all the latest developments in the United States of America.
General auto insurance is a good way to ensure that you and your expensive vehicle is taken care of from untoward accidents and damages. Auto insurance helps to safeguard the huge amount of money that is invested in best vehicles. At the same time, a general auto insurance policy is expensive. There are many kinds of auto insurance policies that are available in the market. One needs to use their discretion as well as their budget in order to arrive at the right insurance policy as per their needs.
Fully Comprehensive Policies
There are general auto insurance policies that are fully comprehensive. Even though such a policy might be more expensive it is a widely adopted form of auto insurance. That is mainly due to the fact that it provides all kinds of coverage for different cases like accident, theft, wear and tear and others. There might be times when an accident might occur which was not for your fault but the other driver may not want to disclose his or her insurance details. Even in such cases, if one is holding a comprehensive program, they can register a claim. In certain cases, a comprehensive insurance policy might not insure hundred percent of the value of the car but only eighty percent of its value.
Third Party Auto Insurance Policies
There are certain auto insurance policies that are for third party or for fire and theft only. Such kind of insurance policies is taken up by those who have finished paying up their car loans but cherish their car and have sentiments attached to it. In such cases the policies are akin to the fully comprehensive policies but are not identical. In case of theft or accident and even fire the insurance policies will cover the cost of the vehicle but in case of accidents that are not your fault, you might not be able to make any claims.
General auto insurance is a good way to ensure that you and your expensive vehicle is taken care of from untoward accidents and damages.
The 2014 version of the JCW Paceman somewhat rekindled one’s faith in the John Cooper Works brand. The Paceman is a beauty of a machine and has again interested buyers into looking into the JCW portfolio after products such as the JCW Countryman threatened to almost tarnish the company. The Paceman is not only quicker and lighter than the Countryman, but also looks really good.
The Engine And Car Specifications
The JCW Paceman is fitted with the 1.6 liter 4 cylinder turbo charged engine and provides an output of 215 horsepower and 221 lb – ft of torque. Added to the combination of an all wheel drive and 17 / 18 inch Pirelli Sottozero Winter 210 series 2 tires, the vehicle manages to provide a great thrill to the drivers and is also extremely smooth to drive. Moreover, the Paceman seems to thrive off the electronic assist steering which made the other models manufactured by JCW suffer. It is also able to offer much better directional stability than all other previous models. The Paceman found all across America comes with a more rigid and lower sport suspension and is still some way from the ones found in Europe which are the closest to representing an extremely dynamic powerhouse. Finally, the Paceman boasts of top speeds of 127 mph and its pliable sidewalls greatly help with noise reduction. Perfectly placed Mini Accessories and Parts only elevate this authentic effect.
The Interiors Of The JCW Paceman
The interiors of the JCW Paceman have also been completely refurnished. One can now expect a cute interior giving out a sporty look with its red colored detailing. The power window switches have also been relocated to the doors and the interior feels much more functional and compact. Priced at about $36000, the Paceman has been interesting numerous buyers into buying it.
Why did the Americans rely upon small cars?
Fuel consumption is a matter of concern for many Americans. Throughout the years, they relied upon small sized cars in order to keep up with the ever-rising gas prices. However, that traditional trend appears to be reversing the passage of time. The statistics released by various automobile unions are pointing to the fact that more and more Americans now prefer to own a mid-sized sedan that offers high fuel efficiency. People hold on to the age-old conventional thought systems that big cars tend to offer low mileage. The technology incorporated into the automobile sector has been evolving throughout the many years. We now have access to large cars whose mileage we can compare with their smaller siblings.
An insight into the sales figures
The gasoline prices will remain high and it will only rise in the times to come. For the very first time, the automobile companies are reporting that they are experiencing sluggish sales with their small cars. At the same time, they are reporting a surge in the sales of the large or mid-sized cars from their stables. For the sake of illustration, the sales of the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris fell more than seven percentage in the past few months. At the same time, the sales of mid-sized cars from the two companies rose by more than eight percentage.
The effects of improving fuel efficiency in mid-size cars
Mid-sized cars such as Ford Fusion and Honda Accord are once again finding favor in the minds of the average American. Throughout the past few years, both of the companies have done their share of homework in augmenting the mileage of both of these mid-sized cars. How does improving the fuel efficiency of their mid-sized cars enable in accelerating the overall sales?
The customers will love the fact that they are able to save their hard earned money every time they fill up their car
This ability to save money comes without any signs of compromises – such as drastic reductions in the overall size of the car
There used to be a period when compact sedans were in charge. Many of the mid-sized cars that are available today boast of higher mileage than the majority of the compact sedans that are available more than five years ago. In addition, some of the later studies indicate that the consumers adapt themselves very well with the sharp rises in the gasoline prices. Previously, there existed an unthinking reaction to such sharp rises in the gasoline prices.
People do their homework before buying cars
One should also bear in mind that the sales of mid-sized trucks are also accelerating these days. A recent study indicated that the sales of mid-sized trucks rose by 10.7 percentage to 11.9 percentage during the past one year itself. Ironically, the sales of vehicles that help people to save money on gasoline reduced drastically. In fact, the sales of vehicles such as Toyota Prius fell by more than fourteen percentage according to some estimates. Automobile analysts also hold on to the opinion that people are taking much informed purchasing decisions because most of them with their share of homework on the Internet before visiting the showrooms to buy a car.
The $13000 – $14000 Range
The first car which comes to mind is the Ford Fiesta with a base price of $13200. It boasts of a mileage of 29 for city driving and 39 for highway driving. The main features include tilt steering wheel, audio systems with input jack, 7 air bags, intermittent wipers and air conditioning. One of the main disadvantages is that the base version does not come with power windows or locks. The main USP of the car is that it offers an extremely pleasurable drive and the interiors are quite good for the price. However, the rear seat may feel a bit cramped for some.
The second option is the Kia Rio. It comes with a mileage of 29 for city drive and 37 for highway driving and is likely to have a base price of $13600. Its main features include Bluetooth, steering wheel mounted audio systems, tilt steering wheel, air conditioning, 6 speed transmission and intermittent wipers. The biggest advantage with the car is that it does not compromise on style in any manner.
The $14000 – $15000 Range
One can find great cars when looking for options in this range.
The most popular vehicle in this category is the Chevrolet Sonic. It comes with a base price of about $14200 and provides a mileage of 26 / 35 m.p.g. The main features include Bluetooth, audio systems with jack, 10 air bags, power door locks, air conditioning and steering wheel mounted audio controls. The biggest selling point for the Sonic is its amazing interiors.
Other options worth checking are the Toyota Yaris, Hyundai Accent and the Mazda 2.
With average prices of automobiles rising up to $30000 in the last year, most of us were wondering what options are available for the budgeted person. As a result, we have listed a few options in the $15000 range. These might not get the tires to burn but feature impressive safety records as well as basic standard performance and equipment. All of these models also have proper stability controls, suspension tunings, anti lock brakes and air bags.
The $12000 – $13000 Range
- The Nissan Versacomes with a base price of about $12000 and also gives a very good mileage of 27 in city driving and 36 in highway driving. It features basic audio systems with audio jacks, spare tires, 6 air bags, tilt steering wheel and air conditioning. However, those expecting power windows and locks, Bluetooth etc. are likely to remain disappointed unless they go for the higher models. One of the main advantages of the Versa is its unusually airy interior.
- The Chevrolet Spark is another car which comes with a base price of about $12200 and provides an even better mileage of 32 in city driving and 38 in highway driving. It features all the basic features included in the Versa but also comes with an additional 4 air bags. A unique aspect about the Spark is its 5 door style which not only provides a lot of convenience but looks quite good as well.
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GM has announced major changes for the SUV Family starting in 2014. The new approach will be revolutionary, and will attract not only the faithful customers of the company but also the new clients, who are looking for an exclusive car.
Chris Hilts, the creative manager of interior designs for General Motors says that all the GM SUV models will have a different concept in the future. While in the past, the models “borrowed” concepts one from the other, the new models will be different. Thus, you will be able to distinguish the features of a Chevrolet Tahoe from Suburban and GMC Yukons’ ones immediately. Undoubtedly, the Cadillac Escalade remains the pride of GM. Still, it is a top-notch model designed for the most exclusive clients.
Even the material will be changed, so the new interiors will have instruments panels, new consoles, and unique design elements. The latest technologies will be used, bringing the GM vehicles on the first places of customer’s preferences.
Hilts also explains the reason for the new strategies. It is about targeting a new category of clients, the ones that need refinement and exclusivity. It is true that this was the concept of the company for ages, but with this different look, it is expected that new clients will be attracted. The general opinion is that the GM SUVs need a new look, and the change will start with Silverado and GMC Sierra interiors.
The clients today want to feel like being inside a truck, and this is what GM is trying to achieve. Today, GM continues its researching. Hilts says that they know exactly what changes are needed for GM concepts. In any case, the new buyers of GM SUVs will have a completely new experience while driving the exclusive cars.
GM is targeting a large category of clients. The buyer of a $85,000 Escalade will look for a superior experience compared to the one of driving a $45,000 Tahoe. The 2013 panels of Tahoe, Yukons and Escalade will be the same, but for 2014, each model will have its exclusively designed panels, so each brand is distinguished on the streets, also in the way of driving experience.
Hilts admits that the brand differentiation was not the strongest point of General Motors, and this is the goal for 2014. The new generation of SUVs will give the buyers exactly what they expect for their money, so that they will feel that the cost difference between a Tahoe and an Escalade is fully justified.
As for the exteriors, major changes are also expected for 2014. Currently, a Chevrolet and a GMC SUV look about the same, and the changes need to start with the front-end styling. 2014 will be the year of GM new concept: customization. Each model of GM SUV will benefit from those changes, and if everything goes as planned, it is expected for the company to regain its place as the most important SUV manufacturer in the world.
This has proven the people, particularly the drivers that insurance undergo frequent changes too and this has been made possible by the insurance providers themselves. Changes have also been done basing on the individual differences of car owners or car drivers.
Before, car insurance providers often come with similar rate given to all drivers. So whether you are young or old, you get the same rate as what the other driver gets. This also works true even when particular type, make or year your car has.
However, in the present days, insurance rates are now commonly calculated. Each policy is customized depending on the different details and information of a driver. Each of these details and information can possibly put then price up or down.
One of the disturbing things in car insurance policies is the tremendous rise of decent policy. With the skyrocketing prices of these so-called decent policies, many drivers find it hard and difficult to get a good kind of policy.
In a way, the number of young drivers has also escalated during the past few years. With this picture, many car insurance providers have made it possible to take advantage of this kind of setting by offering different offers to student drivers such as special quotes, payment options that are flexible, and so much more.
What is really great is that availing this kind of insurance for younger drivers is not that hard or difficult at all. An applicant may just have to present any of the following requirements to get himself qualified: proof of age for 16 to 21 years old applicants, proof of identification, and driver’s license.
For those who own classic cars, one of the newest offers of car insurance companies is the so-called part specific coverage. This kind of insurance aims to double insure specific parts of the classic car that needs to be insured because they are simply valuable and priceless.
The bad news for auto and car insurance owners is that rates tend to go up continuously in most states soon.