Steaming Automobile News of the United States of America
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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.