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GWM: Steed Double Cabin

Tue, 07 Dec 2010 21:23:44 PST

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This "mean" looking double cab makes use of a new 2.8 Turbo diesel, high pressure, common rail direct injection engine - jointly developed by BOSCH and GWM.

Both 4x2 and 4x4 luxury derivatives are now available.

As China's first high end diesel pickup, the Steed takes GWM into a new realm of higher grade Pick-ups, re-emphasising to the world the company's status as a leader in quality pick-ups.
Extremely fashionable, the new Steed boasts innovative design concepts, creative design and an avant-garde, daring style.(image)
With safety in mind, the Steed is now avialable with the latest ABS and EBD systems and dual front airbags.Needless to say, the vehicle also includes collapsible steering columns and side impact bars as standard safety equipment.

Features
• A bold design with chrome plated grill.
• Low noise level thanks to the Bosch Common Rail System, which with direct injection, makes the vehicle less noisy, in doing so, improving the noise, vibration and harshness.
• The GW2.8TC-2 turbodiesel engine has improved power, achieving a maximum torque of 225 Nm at a range of 1600-2600 rpm.
• The chassis and suspension set up ensures additional load carrying capacity without compromising comfort.
• An advanced E-gas four wheel drive system from Borgwarner ensures ease of use in the most trying off road conditions.
• A highly rigid body incorporating side impact bars.
• ABS with EBD and dual airbags is now available
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado

Sun, 05 Dec 2010 18:51:25 PST

another variant of the Chevrolet pickup, 2009 Chevrolet Silverado.

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Handling

ABS
3.230:1 axle ratio
Two disc brakes including two ventilated discs
Fullsize steel rim spare wheel
Wishbone front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs, beam rear suspension rigid with leaf springs


Performance

4,300 cc 4.3 liters V 6 front engine with 101.6 mm bore, 88.0 mm stroke, 9.2 compression ratio, overhead valve and two valves per cylinder LU3
Unleaded fuel 87
Fuel consumption: EPA 08 city (mpg): 15, highway (mpg): 20, combined (mpg): 17, 711 and 442
Multi-point injection fuel system
26.0 gallon main unleaded fuel tank 21.6
Power: 145 kW , 195 HP SAE @ 4,600 rpm; 260 ft lb , 353 Nm @ 2,800 rpm

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Racing Truck Show Contest

Tue, 30 Nov 2010 22:03:08 PST

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show ability truck racer
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black color truck in contest show
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racing truck show contest
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500cc 2011

Sun, 28 Nov 2010 18:12:45 PST

2011 Dodge Ram 1500 remains a full-size pickup leader, with stand-out style, a lot of muscle, and the level of repair is not half a ton of other suitable enough. 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 changes involve new trim packages and accessories upgrades. Added to the SLT trim level is Outdoorsman package that replaces the previous version of TRX and cover a variety of off-road upgrades. Also new is the Longhorn Laramie package, the answer is 2011 Dodge Ram 1500-luxury-minded to the Ford F-150 King Ranch and GMC Sierra Denali luxury models. New features offered include heated power folding side mirrors, new navigation system, and a factory spray-on-bed cargo ship.Beyond the features tricks, Ram 1500 has more than covered the basic requirements. The player V8S available is impressive, the chassis is suitable for heavy work and the cab Ram is a class leader in design, ergonomics and materials. Perhaps the only weak point is the basic engine, a 215-horsepower V6 is EPA-rated fuel engine is not better than top-dog, 5.7-liter V8 390-hp. Provided you can swing an additional cost, large V8 big jump in performance and ability to work without fuel economy penalty is a no-brainer.Honestly, all big pickups have more ability than most people need, and the option to wear them like a luxury sedan. But the one that took place on the additional pages are the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500. Line up against the Chevrolet Silverado, which rival Tundra Ford F-150 and Toyota in Edmunds comparison test, Ram took home the victory thanks to a personality that is more well-rounded. This year, more powerful F-150 could shake a little, but overall we still think Ram is selecting a large truck to full size.2011 Ram 1500 comes in three cab styles: regular cab two door, one long-extended Quad Cab with two small rear doors, and Crew Cab body again with four conventional doors. Forum for the 120.5-inch wheelbase regular cab and offers cargo-bed length 6.3 meters and 8 meters. 2011 Ram 1500 Quad Cab and Crew Cab using a wheelbase of 140.5 inches. Quad Cab has a 3.6-foot cargo box. Crew Cab has a 6.5-foot box, all beds are wide enough to hold sheets of 4x8 laid flat.2011 Ram 1500 back to the various trim levels, from basic work-truck ST, better equipped with the SLT, Sport live, and luxurious Laramie. Added to the SLT trim level for model year 2011 is a package that replaces Outdoorsman TRX previous versions and includes a variety of off-road upgrades. Also new is the luxury package Laramie Longhorn with two-tone paint treatment is unique and rich leather and wood-trimmed interior.2011 Ram 1500 is still the only full-size pickup to use coil springs instead of leaf springs in conjunction with a solid rear axle. influence is a class ride comfort and chassis control over bumps. Its towing capacity when properly equipped, ranging from £ 3,600 with a gentle V-6 all the way up to 10,450 first-rate competitive with the Hemi.ST base model with standard cab start out at $ 21,510, but $ 25,565 to the Quad Cab and $ 29,910 with a Crew Cab. Adding 4wd push their price to $ 25,965, $ 29.975, and $ 33,130, respectively (All prices in this review include fee objective manufacturer, paid for the year 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 is $ 900.).Dodge Ram 2011 SLT versions are priced from $ 25,755 for regular cab and $ 29,835 for a Quad Cab with 2WD and from $ 29,325 and $ 33,055, respectively, with 4wd. Outdoorsman Edition adds $ 2,595 to the cost of an SLT.With 2WD, 2011 Ram 1500 Quad Cab Sport has a base price of $ 34.800 and starts at $ 36,995 with a Crew Cab. With 4wd, base price is $ 34,360 for regular cab Sport, $ 38,020 for the Sport Quad Cab, and $ 40,174 for the Sport Crew Cab.2011 Dodge Ram Laramie has a base price of $ 37,580 for Quad Cab 2WD and $ 39,340 for Crew Cab 2WD; 4wd versions starting $ 40,330 and $ 42,485, respectively. Longhorn edition of The Laramie price will not be announced until early in calendar 2011.Among the price for an important choice, the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 on ST and SLT models with a pr[...]



Mahindra Scorpio 2.2 mHAWK

Sat, 27 Nov 2010 03:30:21 PST

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(image) The Mahindra Scorpio is an SUV manufactured by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, the flagship company of the Mahindra Group. It was the first SUV from the company built for the global market. The Scorpio has been successfully accepted in international markets across the globe, and will shortly be launched in the US.

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The Scorpio was conceptualized and designed by the in-house integrated design and manufacturing (IDAM) team of M&M. The car has been the recipient of three prestigious awards - the "Car of the Year" award from Business Standard Motoring, the "Best SUV of the Year" by BBC World Wheels and the "Best Car of the Year" award, again, from BBC World Wheels.

Engine Displacement (lt.) 2.2
Power (PS) 120
Torque (Nm) 290
Length (mm) 4325
Width (mm) 1700
Height (mm) 1916
Wheelbase (mm) 2680
Ground Clearance (mm) 180
Fuel Diesel
Tyres 235/70×16
0-60 kmph (sec) 5.88
0-100 kmph (sec) 15.6
Top Speed (kmph) 156
100-0 kmph Braking (sec) 55.9
Fuel Efficiency (City) (kmph) 10.5
Fuel Efficiency (Highway) (kmph) 15.4
Fuel Efficiency (Overall) (kmph) 11.7
Fuel Tank Capacity (lt) 53
Warranty 2 yrs./50,000 kms
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Modification Kijang Pick Up 2001 Six Wheels American Style

Thu, 25 Nov 2010 18:39:07 PST

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Event Djarum Black in conjunction With TV Hin indeed bring the cars with interesting modifications. Without exception this one car. American Style theme, Kijang pickup alerts in 2001 was made to duck and fitted with six tires. Display all white body kit, making it increasingly characterizes the style of Uncle Sam's car is. Bayu the owner also added the element of entertainment, with DJ sets and a full installation of sound in the back.

Shown with bodykit white and flat, and with the installation of six tires, making it look different from each other. The concept originally was that we wanted to make a car with a view American Style. Continue, because he wanted a different look, we added the tires into six pieces, said Amin who is a car mechanic.

To eliminate the impression of "Deer" her, we changed it to Chevy Blaze. This can be seen from the front. With so, this car is so stylish American Classic. A somewhat different view outside is not separated from the body which made the addition of about 1.2 m longer than the original. This was done to install two additional tire on the back. In addition, the body is also made more crouched close to 25 cm, and chop top is made with size 8 cm.
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Other additions are made on the door or door-style suicide backward. Custom suspension was modified in order to support the performance of the Chevy Blaze Bayu belongs. Understand it, this car has already been made to stoop. So it took the right suspension to make it easy driving. The interior also takes from the American Classic is located on the dashboardnya.

Not only that, the car that was built during the nine months was also added DJ sets and sound that meets the back, to display a concept car audio show. Turn table mounted on the back with a motorized pneumatic system is supported by the thunderous sound performance with a total of 12 speakers.



Specifications:

Exterior: bodykit Spectrum bodywork, fog lamp Honda Jazz
DJ set: 6 units of subwoofers, speakers 6 units
Interior: subwoofer 2 units, Sunroof, white leather seat
Suspension: custom
Rims: Steel Oddye (16/195/70/65)
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The Real Rocky

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 00:26:48 PST

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(image) Age may be old but this car looks and performs like a Jeep latest already .. lets take a look ..!
1991 Daihatsu Rocky alert has undergone many modifications adopted the view Jeep Wrangler TJ. Prasad as the owner of this car is handed over entirely to the workshop Modification Garage Pit who settled in the area of West Jakarta.

The car was originally painted blue with white again, then, Nuris, the modifier remodel the roof of the car and turn it with a custom roof hardtop model that takes the design of the model that carried Jeep Wrangler TJ.
taft2Selain of hardtop custom applications made very neat, on the body also added bumper, side skirts and custom custom fenders over to look more manly body and remain stylish.

Aura Jeep increasingly reinforced by the application Grill aka Rocky Daihatsu Rugger country version of Sakura and the towing.

Application Part Wrangler TJ
Some parts belong Wrangler TJ has also been embedded in the body belongs Rocky Prasad, ie mirrors, gas cap, hood pins and Dumper. Log into the interior, Recaro front seats have been using, the back seat wrapped in leather with a matching black berkelir front seats and steering Daihatsu custom applications.

4x4 Modification of the concept, the ability of the legs of this car has also been enhanced. Reinforced front suspension system with Mopar shocbreaker while using procomp rear with leaf springs that have been dicustom. Section wheel rim has relied Replication M / T 16 x 7.5 which is then wrapped in tire size gambot alerts Couragia Federal M / T 285/75/16.

With the modification result of this claim, Pit Garage, Daihatsu Rocky older white berkelir fresh look increasingly ready to bulldoze the various street characters. (IMN)

Car Owner: Prasad
Type of Car: 1991 Daihatsu Rocky

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Body & Interior: Wrangler TJ Hard Top Custom Design, Custom Bumper, Side Skirt Custom, Grill Rugger, Stoplamp Custom, Pin Hood TJ, TJ Dumper, Spion TJ, TJ Close Gasoline, Towing, Stir Daihatsu Custom, Front Recaro Seat
Legs - Feet: Shockbreaker Mopar (front) & Procomp (rear), Replication Velg M / T (16 x 7.5), the Federal Ban Couragia M / T (285 x 75 x 16)(image)



Mitsubishi Strada Triton Exceed

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 23:24:16 PST

PT Krama Yudha Three Berlian Motors (KTB), as car manufacturers Mitsubishi brand can be proud because the lead in the 4x4 pick-up segment. With its two flagship, Strada Triton GLS and GLX, its sales until April 2729 and then managed to penetrate the unit.But pride is like half-heartedly accepted because success achieved with the title as the project vehicle. To delete the image, the KTB launch Strada Triton exceed design with modern, stylish and luxurious. Reserved for VIP or private hobby with pick-up but can be used everyday.Pajero EvolutionIndeed, in terms of form, exterior design exceed more luxurious than the previous generation. Its base is still the same with Triton GLX and GLS, there is only the addition of ornaments. As performed PT Nissan Motor Indonesia on the Livina Livina XR X-Gear. The difference is, if X-Gear after sweetened no longer looks like a SUV hatchback.In addition to luxurious, the exterior of the Pajero Evolution Exceed reinforce the impression of a powerful and dynamic. Like the front, plus a new grille design ornaments on the bumper and fog lights make the look more sporty. On the side of the given body side molding and footrest (Footstep). Then the rear bumper is designed footing.In addition to the exterior, the space behind the driver and passenger enlarged. Length overall length of 150 mm more interior than its predecessor. Likewise, high room (from the bench) both front and rear.Speaking of luxury, Exceed still less with the Nissan Frontier Navara. Operating system simply press the button 4x4. However Navara still picky when invited to a field line off-road ground clearance is still high because of Exceed.Paris DakarExceed Concept not only gives the appearance of SUVs, more than it shows a true performance SUV. Technology and toughness has been tested in laboratory malignant nature through Dakar rally.Type 4D56 engine capacity of 2477 cc DOHC 16 Valve, 4-cylinder CDI IC / TCI same as used in the GLS. Nevertheless, both listed as first in the family pickup Mitsubishi cammon the low pressure rail that generate big power with low exhaust emissions.With the power of 136 rpm from the kitchen ps/3.500 runway with turbo intercooler was not invited to be afraid off-road terrain. Hard impact could be absorbed because Ladder Frame construction is thick and strong.When browsing off-road terrain is equipped with a 4x4 system. Displacement of the 2H to 4H without having to stop, but below 100 km / hour. Except from 4H to 4L car must stop and the gears in the normal position.At the rear wheels are equipped hybrid LSD combined with viscous coupling unit (VCU). These systems are specifically designed to work with the ABS system to generate greater traction when one wheel slips. Then be afraid brakes locked when stopped suddenly because it is equipped with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution).Live now, the success KTB Strada Triton bury image as a project vehicle. To achieve the sekajab bit difficult because of the targeted 1,000 units, Exceed allocated only 200 units. SBTExceed Specification DataEngineModel: 4D56Type: DOHC 16-valve inline, 4 cylinder CDI IC / TCCapacity: 2477 ccMax power: 136 PS/3.500Max torque: 32.0 kgm/2.000Max speed: 167 km / hTire-rim: 265/70 R16 - Alloy 16 x 7:00 JJAudio: CD/MP3/WMA, AM / FM, USB Port2 Tweeters with 4 speakers[...]



Nissan Frontier Navara 4x4

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 01:33:36 PST

Nissan Navara is a worldwide phenomenon and Nissan's decision to begin making Nissan Navara in Thailand has send waves of joy in our customer base. And why not - Europe's best selling pickup with Ricke performance, styling and interior can now be acquired at a much lower price thanks to Mark Motors' rock-bottom prices.

It has been the top seller in Europe for sometime now but now South Africa leading pickup magazine "Bakkie & Truck Action magazine" has declared Nissan Navara 2.5 DCI 4x4 as the Best Bakkie for 2007. European magazines are not far behind in extolling Navara - the Nissan Navara has been voted the ‘Pick-Up of the Year’ for the second year running in 4x4 magazine's 2007 awards. Rick Carroll, 4x4’s editor, commented: “The Navara is simply the best. ... The reasons are simple: Nissan’s Navara provides the best combination of working truck practicality with everyday driving involvement. A strong, torquey turbodiesel, bold but not outlandish styling and a comfy interior scored higher than its rivals can match.”(image) (image)

Nissan’s Navara was the best-selling pick-up in Ireland, UK and Europe in 2006. It commanded an incredible 25 per cent of the European market for pick-ups. Navara unseated pickup segment leader Isuzu Dmax in 2006 and claimed 41.2% percent of the market relegating DMax to a distant second. Mitsubishi Triton's recent introduction may change the market dynamics even further. These figures do not include the impact Mark and Mark Motors had in the market by exporting Vigoes and Triton to the Emerald Isle.

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In addition to the stunning Irish performance, the Navara is the best-selling pick up in markets such as Spain, France, Holland, Austria, Belgium, Poland, and Sweden.

Since its launch in June 2005 more than 60,000 European customers have found in Navara the perfect tool to work hard and play hard. By offering SUV levels of comfort, space and on-road dynamic performance for civilised weekend motoring, combined with super-tough characteristics for a hard-working Monday-Friday lifestyle, the Navara has given customers the option of owning a pick up which doesn’t compromise their daily lives.

The combination of SUV qualities and pick up utility offered by the Navara has raised the stakes in this competitive segment. It is therefore no surprise that orders have begun poring in from the UK and the Southern African region and the Caribbean region is not far behind. From early signs, Navara promises to be another Vigo. Vigo had caused similar customer interest worldwide as Navara has now.(image)



Cadillac Escalade EXT 2010

Sat, 13 Nov 2010 03:06:52 PST

The 2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT ranks 3 out of 4 Sport Utility Trucks. This ranking is based on our analysis of 33 published reviews and test drives of the Cadillac Escalade EXT, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.The Escalade EXT is the only game in town if you're looking for a luxury-brand Sport Utility Truck. But it's more expensive than other SUTs, and its bed isn't as useful as a pickup truck's.Like the Chevy Avalanche, the Escalade EXT has a folding midgate that allows the rear seating area to double as part of the cargo bed, providing a full eight feet of hauling capacity while still allowing car-like seating when you need to carry more people than cargo. Car and Driver is blunt in their assesment of the Escalade EXT: "The Caddy tows less than the Chevy and doesn't have as much passenger space as an Escalade SUV. We don't get it."In the end, the Escalade EXT is a niche vehicle. It appeals mainly to buyers who car about luxury above all else, but still need a little utility. The 2010 Escalade EXT's bed/midgate combo is matched with a massive V8 engine and a well-appointed, comfortable cabin with seating for up to five. In short, the Cadillac Escalade EXT is for buyers who want it all and can afford to pay for it.However, Escalade EXT buyers will not only have to pay for all that luxury at the dealership, they'll also have to pay at the gas station: the EXT is thirsty, even for an SUT. While most reviewers like the Escalade EXT overall, they also note that there are less expensive and more capable options out there.Other Sport Utility Trucks to ConsiderMuch of the same capability can be had in the Chevrolet Avalanche for less money. The Avalanche and the Escalade EXT share many components. While the Avalanche doesn't quite have the interior refinement of the Escalade, it costs about $26,000 less than the Escalade EXT.Other SUTs, like the Honda Ridgeline, offer better fuel economy and similar performance for a much lower price.If you need more utility, check out upper trims of full-size pickups like the Ford F-150 Platinum or the Toyota Tundra Limited. These trucks don't compromise on performance, but have the same heaping dose of luxury as the Cadillac EXT.Details: The Cadillac Escalade EXTThe Escalade EXT was last redesigned in 2007. For 2010, not much is new. The Escalade EXT's 6.2 liter engine now has GM's active fuel management technology, which saves fuel by shutting off four of the eight cylinders when they're not needed. Also new for 2010 are standard side airbags for the driver and front passenger. Finally, a USB port in the center console is standard for 2010.Acceleration and PowerOnly a single engine is available for the nearly 6,000-pound Escalade EXT, and it's a big one: a 6.2-liter V8 that can generate 403 horsepower, plenty of low-end torque and a towing capacity of 7,600 pounds. By and large reviewers think this engine is great, but a few say that even this much power can barely keep up with the EXT's bulk. The EXT comes with a Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic transmission with a Driver Shift Control manual mode. Reviewers say the transmission performs smoothly. For 2010, the Cadillac Escalade EXT's engine has active fuel management technology, which saves fuel by shutting down four of the engine's eight cylinders when they are not needed. The EPA has not released new fuel economy estimates for the EXT.[...]



Hummer H2 Limousine Luxurious

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 20:36:12 PST

Hummer H2 indeed look very different from most cars. Form a unique and a large dimension.
in the standard conditions in the giant SUV is only able to steal the attention, how about the limusinnya version? Hummer surely this one into a luxurious monster seize the attention of every person.(image)

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Hummer h2 limusin Luxurious
With nearly 9 meters long, Hummer H2 Limousine presence is very light. The extraordinary length to make Krystal Enterprises, base the body of a car company in Brea, California that make claims Limousine-SUV is capable of carrying 15 passengers at once. That is 2 passengers in the front cabin and 13 other pieces back in the luxurious.

Passengers with a high average of 170 cm can be freely seated in the ‘room’ is equipped with sofas in a circle. Although the passengers who sit in the middle of the side, so that little experience difficulty entering or exit. However, the constraints are less with the presence of additional door on the right side of the SUV had been the mainstay General Motors this.

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Generally, a Limousine, SUV superbig is also equipped with facilities owned by the luks like Hollywood celebrities. luxury in the interior layer of the skin quality.


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Following four screen with Bose audio, ready to provide entertainment for passengers. Unfortunately the placement of a monitor that has seen little finishing rough. Baut brace frame stainless steel clamp that monitor can easily caught the eye.

However, the lack of minibar direduksi by the presence of crystal glass with a neat row on the right rear passenger space. Glamorous atmosphere increases with colorful lights decorate the interior. A touch of elegance that is able to obscure lack of interior superbongsor this SUV.
Vortec V8 engine with a 6,162 cc heart for parking as this is still maintained keasilannya. With bursts of up to 393 dk at 5700 rpm and torsi peak of 562 Nm at 4300 rpm.

Of course, this petrol engine feels slow compared to H2 if the regular version. Reasonable course, for body elongation makes bobotnya jumped, so the engine power wrench. To ensure that the supply of electricity in the Limousine-SUV is still insufficient, Alternator added as a back-up electricity supply.

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Toyota Hilux Double Cabin

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 22:42:08 PST

A PHENONEMON of UK sales in recent years has been the growth in the double cab pick-up market. The UK market for all pick ups — single to double cab, two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive — grew by a quite amazing 347 per cent between 1998 and the end of 2005. And demand shows no sign of slowing, with sales this year increasing still further.When you consider that the UK's new car market is around 2.4 million new vehicles each year, the 34,314 pick up sales in the UK last year is really only a drop in the ocean. But the growth potential is not being overlooked by manufacturers, who are busy bringing new, updated and more sophisticated vehicles to market.Mitsubishi is the clear market leader in this sector with 80 per cent of its sales being for high-value, technically-advanced double cabs used as alternatives to 4x4s and SUVs. They have found favour not only with private buyers but, because of the personal tax and VAT reclaim advantages that apply to commercial vehicles, company car 'user choosers' and businesses have all climbed on the bandwagon.Nissan and Isuzu have also updated their model ranges and Ford will be launching their larger and more powerful pick-up Ranger models soon.Toyota, not to be left out, and once the market leader for UK pick-up sales, has recently introduced its sixth-generation Hilux. Like its competitors, the Hilux is available in single and double cab forms with two- and four-wheel drive options, depending on which model is chosen.The Hilux has a worldwide reputation for ruggedness and can be found in virtually every corner of the world from Alaska to the Sahara to the Australian outback. The Hilux is sold in 164 different markets worldwide and, with more than 12 million sales to date, it ranks as Toyota's second best-selling model behind the Corolla.The latest Hilux is considerably larger than previous models — not least of all in its length, which has increased by nearly a foot. The extra inches are mostly in the wheelbase and provide more interior space, a better ride and improved passenger comfort. However, where it matters most — in the load bed — the capacity has been increased by 25 per cent for single cab models and 30 per cent for double cabs.One of the biggest complaints about the new Mitsubishi L200 double cab models is their smaller load bed. And whilst it still appeals to recreational users, it does not have the appeal it once enjoyed with commercial users where load space is the priority.The new Hilux models have a new ladder frame chassis which is forty-five per cent stiffer than the previous models. They also have better aerodynamics and much more modern styling. Like the Mitsubishi and Nissan, the new Toyota Hilux has a much roomier interior, plenty of storage space — including very handy compartments under the rear seat, that tips up for access — and a car-like specification. The double cab has four passenger doors and seating for five passengers. It has car-style controls, including an easier to use central handbrake. The only real shortfall for the Hilux over the L200 and Nissan Navara is that the middle passenger in the rear seat only has a lap seatbelt — other competitors have a full three-point belt. Neither does the Hilux provide a height-adjustable driver's seat.The Hilux double cab is available with three grades of specification but all models have air conditioning, electric windows and remote control central locking. ABS braking and driver and front passenger airbags are also standard fit. The sound system varies between each specification.In the technical department, the Hilux has a new double wishbonefront suspension which improves the road handling characteristics.The rear suspension still has leaf springs — for durability and [...]



Jeep Wrangler 2010

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 18:45:02 PST

The 2010 Jeep Wrangler has a redesigned soft top which is designed to be easier to open and close. This off-road-ready SUV is offered in 2-door or 4-door Unlimited form. Trim levels include Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon; Sport replaces the X as the base version. Late-model-year additions to the Wrangler lineup include the Islander and Mountain. All are available with a folding soft top or a removable hardtop. All have a 3.8-liter V6 engine. Two-door Wranglers have 202 horsepower; Unlimiteds have 205. Manual or automatic transmission is available. The 2-door models are 4-wheel drive only. Unlimiteds come with rear drive or 4WD. Wrangler's 4WD system should not be left engaged on dry pavement but includes a low-range gear for off-roading. Maximum towing capacity is 2,000 pounds on the 2-door, 3,500 pounds on the Unlimited. Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, and front-side airbags. Optional is Chrysler's Uconnect multimedia suite, which includes a 30-gigabyte hard drive for storing digital media and picture files, a wireless cell-phone link, and a navigation system with real-time traffic updates. For severe off-road use, Wrangler can be equipped with an electronic-disconnecting front stabilizer bar, locking differentials, and specific tires. Wrangler has Jeep's Trailer-Sway Control, which activates the antiskid system if it detects a towed trailer is not following its intended path. The Islander and Mountain packages include their own unique paint colors and specific exterior and interior trim.Learn the technical specifications of the 2010 Jeep Wrangler. Get interior, exterior and engine specifications for the 2010 Jeep Wrangler. Engine Specifications ohv V61 ohv V62 Size, liters/cu. in. 3.8/231 3.8/231 Horsepower @ rpm. 202 @ 5000 205 @ 5200 Torque (lb-ft) @ rpm. 237 @ 4000 240 @ 4000 Availability Standard Standard EPA City / highway mpg 6-speed manual 15/19 3 15/19 3 4-speed automatic 15/19 3 15/19 3 Fuel Data EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 15 MPG EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 19 MPG Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 18.6 gal Drivetrain Specifications Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Interior Specifications Front Headroom 41.3 in Front Hiproom 55.6 in Front Legroom 41.0 in Front Shoulderroom 55.8 in Passenger Capacity 4 Sec[...]



Chevrolet 2000 Chevy Xtreme

Sun, 07 Nov 2010 22:03:13 PST

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4.3 manual 5 speed Hurst short shift kit
K&N CAI
Flowmaster 40 series w/ turndowns
Poweraide throttle body spacer
18" Alba Karmas wrapped in toyo proxes
FBSS Custom one off 2 link air suspension
2" Drop spindles
Ram Air Hood
Custom bright white w/ blue pearl paint

TO COME:
Shave everything this winter, new front valance, step shavers and re-paint same color and pinstripe with blue old school style, then re-clearcoating.

Engine driven compressor and run all steel braided hose for suspension.Complete interior transformation to include 39 Studebaker style dash and console painted to match exterior and blue and pearl white leather and tweed.

All new Infinity sound system. Tub the front so she lays out flat and drives that way.(image)



New Ford Ranger Double Cab 4x4 XLT D Plus M T

Sat, 06 Nov 2010 21:37:11 PDT

New Ford Ranger Double Cab XLT 4x4 operational vehicle that is proven toughness on the field of on-road and off road extreme though. This powerful truck vehicle has a roomy interior and comfortable cabin for five adult passengers. With a stout pickup design, has a cargo capacity of up to 1-ton, making it ideal for work or for friends in menda extreme adventure. Now Trubo 3.0L Duratorq Diesel Direct Injection Commonrail, combined with manual or automatic transmission 5-speed (with a "shift on fly") to increase operational performance in all terrain. One advantage of this model is a safety feature for front passenger and driver, the dual front airbags and side airbags are the first and best in class as standard features.Dimensions & Weight2.5L TDi Single Cab 4x2 Base MT2.5L TDi Single Cab 4x2 Chasis MT2.5L TDi Single Cab 4x2 Standar MT2.5L TDi Single Cab 4x4 Base MT2.5L TDi Single Cab 4x4 Base Plus MT2.5L TDi RAS XL 4x4 MT2.5L TDi Double Cab 4x4 Base MT2.5L TDi Double Cab 4x4 STD MT2.5L TDCi Double Cab 4x2 XLT MT2.5L TDCi Double Cab 4x2 XLT AT2.5L TDi Double Cab 4x4 XLT D Plus MT3.0L TDCi Double Cab 4x4 XLT MT3.0L TDCi Double Cab 4x4 XLT ATOverall Length (mm)5080508050805080508050805173517351735173517351735173Overall Width (mm)1715171517151788178817881788178817881788178817881788Overall Height (mm)1622162216221743174317501755176217621762176217621762Wheelbase (mm)2985298529853000300030003000300030003000300030003000Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)2774277427742942294227972962289628472867284729622971Curb Weight (kg)1531153115311701170117751804180317631763176318781887Turning Radius (mm)6000600060006300630063006300630060006000600063006300Front Tread (mm)1445144514451445144514451445147514751475147514751475Rear Tread (mm)1450145014501440144014701440147014701470147014701470Clearance Height (mm)161161161207207214207214214214214214214Seating Capacity2222225555555Engine2.5L TDi Single Cab 4x2 Base MT2.5L TDi Single Cab 4x2 Chasis MT2.5L TDi Single Cab 4x2 Standar MT2.5L TDi Single Cab 4x4 Base MT2.5L TDi Single Cab 4x4 Base Plus MT2.5L TDi RAS XL 4x4 MT2.5L TDi Double Cab 4x4 Base MT2.5L TDi Double Cab 4x4 STD MT2.5L TDCi Double Cab 4x2 XLT MT2.5L TDCi Double Cab 4x2 XLT AT2.5L TDi Double Cab 4x4 XLT D Plus MT3.0L TDCi Double Cab 4x4 XLT MT3.0L TDCi Double Cab 4x4 XLT ATType2.5L Diesel, 4-Cyl., 12-Valve, SOHC, Indirect Injection Turbo with Intercooler2.5L Diesel, 4-Cyl., 12-Valve, SOHC, Indirect Injection Turbo with Intercooler2.5L Diesel, 4-Cyl., 12-Valve, SOHC, Indirect Injection Turbo with Intercooler2.5L Diesel, 4-Cyl., 12-Valve, SOHC, Indirect Injection Turbo with Intercooler2.5L Diesel, 4-Cyl., 12-Valve, SOHC, Indirect Injection Turbo with Intercooler2.5L Diesel, 4-Cyl., 12-Valve, SOHC, Indirect Injection Turbo with Intercooler2.5L Diesel, 4-Cyl., 12-Valve, SOHC, Indirect Injection Turbo with Intercooler2.5L Diesel, 4-Cyl., 12-Valve, SOHC, Indirect Injection Turbo with IntercoolerDURATORQ 2.5L Diesel, 4-Cyl., 16-Valve, DOHC, Direct Injection Commonrail Turbo with IntercoolerDURATORQ 2.5L Diesel, 4-Cyl., 16-Valve, DOHC, Direct Injection Commonrail Turbo with Intercooler2.5L Diesel, 4-Cyl., 12-Valve, SOHC, Indirect Injection Turbo with IntercoolerDURATORQ 3.0L Diesel, 4-Cyl., 16-Valve, DOHC, Direct Injection Commonrail Turbo with IntercoolerDURATORQ 3.0L Diesel, 4-Cyl., 16-Valve, DOHC, Direct Injection Commonrail Turbo with IntercoolerDisplacement (cc)2499249924992499249924992499249924992499249929532953Bore x Stroke (mm)93 x 9293 x 9293 x 9293 x 9293 x 9293 x 9293 x 9293 x 9293 x 9293 x 9293 x 9296 x 10296 x 102Fuel Supply SystemMechanical Fuel InjectionMechanical Fuel InjectionMechanical Fuel InjectionMechanical Fuel InjectionMechanical Fuel InjectionMec[...]



Alter Ford Pick Up F-150 Raptor SVT

Thu, 04 Nov 2010 05:43:41 PDT

Ford Motor Company (FMC) to do a custom pick-up F-150 Raptor SVT. Cars for extreme off road terrain that was newly launched 2009 and then, but now manufacturers from Detroit, Michigan, United States announces it has done serangkian changes.As proclaimed automotivenews.com, Friday (3 / 9), the Ford pickup to replace the standard engine with 6200 cc V8 engine newer generation. Previously, engine F-150 Raptor SVT capacity of 5400 cc V8. Indeed, Ford also produces pick-up was with 6200 cc V8 engine, but it was nothing more than optional."Another difference this new type of engine has more power 91, even though the same capacity of 6200 cc V8," said a press release FMC.Ford claims, brand-new engine power was much greater even though the same capacity of 6200 cc. The new machine capable of spraying power up to 411 horsepower. While the 6200 cc engine producing power generation before only 320 horsepower."But, certainly, now 5400 cc engine has been replaced with a 6200 cc V8 engine brand-new type," said the manufacturer.Another big change is this pickup is, the addition SuperCrew cab. As a result, in the rear seat increased, so anything with the door. Addition of cabin space thanks to the addition of a car length to 12 inches, or about 304.8 millimeters (mm).With the addition of length, width changed. Now the new generation F-150 was 177.4 mm wider than the previous generation. Changes also occur in the interior. Audio device with 4.2 inch LCD screen becomes a standard feature.Only, until now FMC has not given an official explanation particulars price. As ancar-ancar, dibanderol previous generations of U.S. $ 41.995 or approximately USD 381.74 million. Manufacturing is only mentioned, newer pickup was introduced to the market in late 2010.[...]



Chevrolet Truck Modification

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 01:53:13 PDT

(image) Although General Motors introduced its first pickup truck in 1930, the term "Silverado" was a designation used only to detail the higher level trim for the Chevrolet C/K pickup trucks from 1975 through 1999. GMC used a few variations of the "Sierra" name (Sierra, High Sierra, Sierra Grande, Sierra Classic) to distinguish the different trim levels through 1987, though the "C/K" nomenclature was continued through 1999. "C" (or "R" for 1987) trucks had rear-wheel drive while "K" (or "V" in 1987) models had four-wheel drive. Both Chevrolet and GMC dropped the "C" and "K" designations in 1999. However Chevrolet still uses the CK and the CC in their current model codes.

The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks have been essentially the same for their entire history. The Silverado today is generally advertised as the "lower" version, while the Sierra has more luxury options. There are some trim and option variations as well. Early models included variations in the engine and equipment, but the present differences are slight. The 1999 redesign included different grilles and interior trim, and certain features (e.g. Quadrasteer) were included at different times on the two trucks.
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Chevrolet trucks are very unique and cool as modified, because their shapes are cool and powerful engines.



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Willys Jeep Truck: Strong Pickup Of All Time

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 03:37:01 PDT

(image) The Willys Pickup was similar to the Willys Jeep Wagon and the VJ-2 and VJ-3 Willys Jeepster. It was introduced in 1947, with model designations of 2T and 4T. These trucks were equipped (image) with the 134 cubic inch "Go-Devil" engine and the three-speed Borg-Warner T-90 manual transmission from the CJ-2A. The truck received a facelift in 1950 and became the 473, with the new "Hurricane" four-cylinder engine as an option. This model introduced the v-shaped front end with five horizontal bars, as well as an updated gauge cluster. The steps on the side of the pickup box were deleted. After 1950, the two-wheel drive model was discontinued. In 1953, the model designation became 475 and the grille bars were reduced to three. A 226 cubic inch six-cylinder 6-226 model was introduced in 1954, and sales of 475 models dropped considerably. The 6-226 was dropped in 1962 in favor of the 6-230 Tornado OHC engine.

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The truck was originally sold as a 1-ton 4wd/2wd with a 1/2-ton 2wd becoming available in 1950 (model 473HT). The 2wd half and one ton trucks were discontinued in 1951 and sold as 4wd only. The load capacity was later upgraded but the truck was still sold as a 1-ton pickup.(image)



Ford Concept Cars Sold For Charity

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 03:15:42 PDT

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These cars are often the beginning of an idea.

Some are design exercises, others are proposals to gauge public interest. All of them draw a crowd.

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Eighteen concept cars from Ford Motor Co. were auctioned off Thursday night in Monterey, Calif., as a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Children's Center.

The three-day auction, open to the public and featuring 225 vehicles from around the world, began Thursday night. Ford raised nearly $1 million for charities.

"Concept cars serve as the auto industry's vision into the future, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase these vehicles at RM's Sports & Classics of Monterey," said Edsel B. Ford II, great-grandson of Ford's founder and a member of the company's board of directors.

Auctioning concept cars is not as rare as one might think, said Ford spokesman Robert Parker, who attended Thursday's auction. But "it's certainly not a common occurrence to do this many," he noted.

The highest price concept vehicle sold Thursday night was the 2006 Ford GT, which fetched $148,000, including the 10 percent buyer's fee.

"RM's all-Ford Thursday evening sale in Monterey presented the biggest single offering of concepts in the last 10 years," said RM car specialist Dan Warrener, who consigned the collection of Ford concept vehicles.

"All 18 of these automotive works of art found new homes and the prices realized were solid, especially considering the fact that they cannot be titled for use on public roads," he added.

Some concepts cannot be titled because they lack drivetrains and had to be pushed onto the auction block, Parker said.

The event in Monterey preceded the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, one of the most prestigious and expensive car shows in the world, which begins Sunday.

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FIRST-EVER FORD POLICE INTERCEPTOR UTILITY DEBUTS, OFFERS PORTFOLIO OF CHOICE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 03:15:56 PDT

Ford's Police Interceptor utility will deliver at least a 20 percent improvement in fuel-economy over the outgoing Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. * Ford’s new Police Interceptor utility is designed to complement the sedan introduced earlier this year and give law enforcement agencies a comprehensive choice for pursuit vehicles * The purpose-built sedan and utility Police Interceptors will deliver at least 20 percent better fuel economy than the current Crown Victoria Police Interceptor * Ford’s utility and sedan Police Interceptors will debut simultaneously when production of the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor ceases in late 2011Chicago, Sept. 1, 2010 – Ford Motor Company today revealed its newest pursuit-rated vehicle – Ford’s first-ever specially designed Police Interceptor utility built for the rigors of police work.The new vehicle is designed to complement Ford’s all-new Police Interceptor sedan, which was introduced earlier this year. Combined, the two vehicles provide law enforcement agencies the ultimate in versatility and choice, something no other police vehicle on the road today can match.“We understand today’s police departments require adaptability,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s president of The Americas. “Ford is committed to remaining the nation’s largest provider of police vehicles, and we’re offering law enforcement officials a complete portfolio of options that are purpose-built, capable and delivered with the safety, technology and performance they need to excel at their jobs.”Ford, the police vehicle market leader for 15 years, developed both Police Interceptors to allow departments to maximize versatility without sacrificing quality. Both vehicles will debut simultaneously and be offered without interruption when production of the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor ends in late 2011.Meeting a spectrum of needsWith the introduction of its newest Police Interceptor, Ford now provides a complete package of performance and capability designed to meet the diverse and ever-increasing needs of law enforcement agencies across the U.S.Ford’s new Police Interceptor utility vehicle is equipped with the highly efficient 3.5-liter V6 engine. This Ti-VCT engine, delivering at least 280 horsepower and E85 compatibility, is mated to a unique six-speed automatic transmission that combines lowered initial gears for improved off-the-line acceleration and higher gearing for improved efficiency at lower engine rpm when cruising. Two drivetrain options are available, providing off-road capability teamed with a multipurpose cargo area specially calibrated for loads up to 800 pounds.Both the sedan and utility are rated for the severe-duty cycle that police professionals undertake on a daily basis and will deliver at least 20 percent more fuel efficiency than the 4.6-liter single overhead cam (SOHC) V8 offered in the current Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.Police input key to developmentWhen developing the next-generation Police Interceptors, Ford worked with its Police Advisory Board of law enforcement professionals to provide input on key vehicle attributes such as safety, performance, durability, driver convenience and comfort.“The combination of both the sedan and utility versions of the Police Interceptor allows Ford to deliver a complete, diverse and efficient solution to all of law enforcements’ pursuit needs,” said Ken Czubay, vice president of Marketing, Sales and Service. “These vehicles were developed step-by-step with our valuable Police Advisory B[...]



Spied! 2011 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost V-6

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 03:16:14 PDT

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Ford is about half a year away from starting production of the first six-cylinder EcoBoost-equipped 2011 F-150 half-ton pickup, but our spies have caught a tester SuperCab FX4 model racking up the miles.

In the picture, you can see a turbo intercooler framed in the middle of the lower bumper.

The EcoBoost twin-turbo system runs at up to 1,740 degrees, according to Ford. An air-to-air intercooler is used to cool the compressed intake air before it enters the engine's combustion chamber, and water cooling protects the internal turbo bearings in the high-temperature operating environment. Using two turbochargers, rather than one larger one, helps fight turbo lag.

In an interesting reversal of tradition for trucks, it's expected that the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 (which also features direct injection) will be a premium engine for the light-duty F-150, along with the new 411-horsepower, 6.2-liter naturally aspirated gas V-8 that makes 434 pounds-feet of torque.

Ford has officially said the F-150's EcoBoost engine will arrive by late 2010 with improved fuel economy and low-end torque with a broad, diesel-like torque curve through most of its power band. Our sources say it will be rated at about 400 hp and more than 400 pounds-feet of torque. Gas mileage is expected to be at least 23 mpg on the highway.

What do you think? Would you buy the new EcoBoost V-6 or stick with a conventional V-8?

Source: Pickuptruck.com(image)



The 2011 Ford Explorer

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 03:17:05 PDT

Not such a big surprise after seeing so many spy pics for so long.Finally, a modern Explorer.Gone is the old "trucky truck", with that 70's wagon driving experience.Source: Zimbio[...]



AS STATES MULL BANS, FORD IMPROVES SYNC TO GIVE DRIVERS SAFER ALTERNATIVES TO HAND-HELD TEXTING

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 03:17:05 PDT

MyFord Touch driver connect technology, launching on the 2011 Ford Edge, features a "Do Not Disturb" button for drivers to choose to have incoming phone calls and text messages blocked for the duration of their trip. * Ford adds “Do Not Disturb” button to block incoming calls and texts on new MyFord Touch-equipped vehicles and proactive feature content “lock-outs” to encourage use of voice control * In addition, Ford integrates new Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP) into SYNC for all MyFord Touch-equipped vehicles so more drivers can have texts read aloud to them while driving * Research In Motion (RIM), maker of BlackBerry smartphones, plans to adopt MAP and enable SYNC audible text messaging capability to work with all new smartphones; Ford urges other phone manufacturers to followVideo: Ford SYNC Reads SMS Text Messages (YouTube)DEARBORN, Mich., July 8, 2010 – As the issue of texting while driving grows in prominence nationally, Ford Motor Company is expanding its SYNC technology with new features to give drivers safer alternatives to hand-held texting and keep them more focused on the road.To help make the in-car connection safer, Ford is improving the SYNC text message readback feature and empowering drivers with a “Do Not Disturb” button so they can decide the level of connectivity and communications they want to manage while in the car. Ford is also taking the proactive step to “lock-out” capabilities that are not relevant to the task of driving while the vehicle is in motion.“Text messaging has become the default communications method for consumers of all ages,” said John Schneider, chief engineer, Ford multimedia and infotainment engineering. “The power of SYNC voice control combined with Ford’s latest connectivity improvements will reduce the temptation to pick up the phone and take your eyes off the road, providing a safer solution for the use of mobile devices in the car.”Ford believes drivers should keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel and was the first automaker to support a proposed federal ban and state-level legislation banning hand-held texting while driving. In turn, Ford also understands that drivers want to be connected to their mobile worlds while on the road, and texting continues to grow as a preferred communication method. According to a new poll from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, for example, approximately one in four (27%) American adults and driving age teens (26%) admit to texting while driving.Ford will offer the new features on 2011 model year vehicles equipped with MyFord or MyLincoln Touch, the intuitive driver connect technology that provides drivers personalized access to information and entertainment through voice control, touch screens and familiar five-way controls mounted on the steering wheel.Bluetooth MAPBluetooth is the standard technology that allows electronic devices such as a mobile phone and Ford SYNC to communicate with each other wirelessly. To improve the number of phones that can “communicate” with SYNC so the system can read aloud incoming text messages to drivers, Ford has adopted the latest Bluetooth standard – Message Access Profile (MAP).“Today, only a small population of phones have the capability to work with the text message readback feature of SYNC,” added Schneider. “With MAP technology, even more drivers will be able to use SYNC to listen to text messages.”Defined by the Bluetooth Special[...]



MUSTANG V-6 AVERAGES 48.5 MPG; RUNS 1,457 LAPS AT BRISTOL ON A SINGLE TANK OF GAS

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 03:17:05 PDT

* The 2011 Ford Mustang V-6 sets a new record by averaging 48.5 mpg on a track while completing 1,457 laps with an average speed of 43.9 mph* Mustang is powered by a new 3.7-liter V-6 engine that uses advanced engineering and technology to deliver great performance and fuel economy * More than 51,000 entries were received for the Mustang 1,000 Lap Challenge with 22 entries guessing the winning number of laps* A team of five drivers, including four Ford Mustang engineers and Ford NASCARstar David Ragan, drove the Mustang during its record run Mustang 1,000 Lap ChallengeBRISTOL, TN., June 24, 2010 – The 2011 Ford Mustang, which made history when it became the first car ever to deliver more than 30 mpg and 305 horsepower, has set a new record by running 1,457 laps at Bristol Motor Speedway while averaging 48.5 mpg. The Mustang 1,000 Lap Challenge was designed to demonstrate that a stock production Mustang V-6 could run 1,000 laps and 533 miles on a single of tank of fuel. With the aid of fuel efficient driving techniques by Ford engineers, the Mustang far surpassed its goal of 1,000 laps. “To see a Mustang post average fuel economy of 48.5 mpg while running at Bristol is impressive,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “The new V-6 engine along with the advanced six-speed transmission in the car is a key element in delivering both fuel economy and performance for Mustang.” Ford is committed to being a fuel economy leader in every segment it competes in and Mustang’s leads in its class along with other Ford fuel economy leaders like the Ford Fiesta, Fusion Hybrid and new Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, America’s most fuel efficient luxury sedan. The Challenge team, which included NASCAR star David Ragan and four Ford Mustang engineers, completed the challenge in 17 hours and 40 minutes, showing off the 2011 Mustang V-6’s class-leading fuel economy by averaging 48.5 mpg over the course of the 776.5 miles logged during the Challenge. That distance is more than the two complete NASCAR Sprint Cup events that take place in Bristol every year.Ragan pushed the Mustang past the 1,000-lap mark at 7:26 p.m., 12 hours and 26 minutes into the Challenge, but the car wasn’t close to being out of fuel. Mustang engineer Seong Park was behind the wheel when it finally came to a halt (on the backstretch) of the famed NASCAR track at 12:41 a.m. local time.Other Mustang Challenge team drivers included Tom Barnes, Jonathan Mehl and Carl Ek, who along with Park, rotated through one-hour driving stints during the event, which took place at the world’s fastest half-mile track.“When we hit 1,000 laps we still had a quarter of a tank of gas left,” said David Ragan, driver of the No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing, and the man who drove the 2011 V-6 Mustang past the 1,000 lap mark. “The last driving stint before I passed 1,000 laps I was averaging 43.7 miles a gallon and that is unbelievable. These guys have run the distance of more than two Sprint Cup races at Bristol and they still have fuel left. Congratulations to everyone behind the Mustang and to everyone at Ford, because this 2011 Mustang V-6 is really something special.”A team of Ford engineers prepared for the challenge by implementing fuel efficient driving tips like minimizing the use of air conditioning, steady and consistent driving, avoiding sudden stops/starts and by keeping the RPMs low. The engine in the Mustang is powered by a[...]



2011 FORD EXPLORER WITH ECOBOOST LEADS SEGMENT; AT LEAST 30 PERCENT BETTER FUEL ECONOMY

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 03:17:05 PDT

* All-new Ford Explorer SUV offers best-in-class fuel economy with technologically advanced powertrains featuring multiple enhancements to improve mechanical efficiency * Explorer offers an optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost™ I-4 engine delivering V6 power with four-cylinder fuel efficiency * Electric power-assisted steering, battery management, fast engine warm-up and the first North American Ford application of a variable-displacement air conditioning compressor all combine to improve drivability, increase efficiency and save fuel.DEARBORN, Mich., July 19, 2010 – The Ford Explorer has been reinvented to shatter long-held myths about SUV fuel efficiency and performance.The 2011 model equipped with an optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost™ I-4 engine will be the new class leader in the mid-size SUV segment, achieving at least a 30 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared with the current V-6-powered Explorer.“The all-new Explorer will give a huge universe of existing and prospective customers the capability they expect and the luxury and convenience they want, all combined with the fuel economy they need,” said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas.The new Explorer, due in Ford showrooms later this year, has added comfort and convenience features, while overall vehicle weight is reduced compared to the previous model. Extensive use of lighter and stronger high-strength steels such as boron add durability while saving weight. An aluminum hood is used, while a one-piece composite front bolster – the radiator support between engine and grille – is 65 percent lighter. Lighter weight equates to fuel and money saved. Sophisticated engine controls and advanced technologies are key contributors to the Explorer’s improved fuel economy. Electric power-assisted steering, battery management, fast engine warm-up and aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff all combine to improve drive dynamics and save fuel. Explorer also features the first North American Ford application of a variable-displacement air conditioning compressor that reduces parasitic engine drag. See how the all-new Explorer is being put to the test in a series of on- and off-road tests designed to drive quality and fuel economy improvements.Powertrain advancements like twin independent variable camshaft timing and six-speed automatic transmissions help Explorer deliver responsive performance when needed combined with low-rpm efficiency when cruising.SUV buyers placing highest priority on fuel economy can choose the available EcoBoost I-4. Delivering the power of a normally aspirated V6, this advanced engine pairs a turbocharger with direct gasoline injection to provide SUV buyers with projected class-leading fuel economy – pending EPA certification – with no compromise in performance.Finally, all of these fuel economy enhancements are wrapped in a smooth, distinctive Explorer design that was extensively refined in wind tunnel testing. Designers and aerodynamicists collaborated to reshape sideview mirrors and harmonize the front air dam with the rear liftgate spoiler to significantly increase fuel efficiency on the highway. Reduced wind noise at speed is an incremental benefit.“Explorer owners told us they want capability with convenience, and improved fuel economy without compromised performance,” Fields said. “We believe we’ve hit the mark with the next-generation Explorer. It has the potential to ch[...]


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