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Friday, November 16, 2012

Toyota Avalon (2013)

CAR GARAGE | Toyota Avalon (2013) | The all-new 2013 Toyota Avalon will combine passionate styling, innovation, and an elevated level of craftsmanship to help reposition Toyota's flagship sedan within the highly competitive mid-size premium segment. "The 2013 Toyota Avalon car-building showcases Prowess and infuses the Avalon nameplate with new levels of excitement, dynamic capability, and refinement," said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager of Toyota Division.  Toyota Avalon is available with two millimeter wave radar systems that help add an additional measure of occupant safety. An available Blind Spot Monitor uses radar to enhance safety by helping detect vehicles in the adjacent lane where drivers may be challenged to see them. The same radar technology has been adapted to offer a Rear Cross Traffic Alert that is designed to detect low-speed cross traffic behind the vehicle. The system's detection range spans from about 10 feet to 2 feet Depending on vehicle location.

The Avalon's Rear Cross Traffic alert uses the sensors in the rear quarter panels to help detect vehicles approaching from the side and behind the vehicle. The vehicle shift lever must be in Reverse to detect cars, trucks, vans and any vehicle over 125cc motorcycle. The maximum speed of the Toyota Avalon can be five mph with a maximum speed of the approaching vehicle, not to exceed 18 mph. The radar controls the vehicle speed within a preset range to help maintain vehicle to vehicle distance. Like all Toyota models, the Avalon features the STAR Safety System, roomates includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA ), and Smart Stop brake-override Technology (SST).

The V6-powered Avalon features a hydraulic automatic transmission that has been optimized for improved fuel economy and performance from a lightweight front-wheel-drive transaxle. The transmission can be shifted from D mode into S mode on the shift gate, where shifts can be actuated with + or - shifts of the lever. The Sport mode adopts highly responsive control upshift and downshift blipping throttle control, roomates are Adopted for Quicker shifting performance. Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters help actuate fast, responsive shifts while keeping both hands on the wheel. The V6-powered gasoline Avalon offers three drive modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. The Eco Mode prioritizes fuel efficiency by balancing driving performance, air conditioning function and fuel efficiency. It Reduces driving force when accelerating at low speeds to enhance fuel efficiency. It also adjusts throttle response to help increase of the sensation of the engine's torque response during acceleration.

The gasoline drivetrain offers superior efficiency and performance for a premium mid-size sedan, with an EPA-rated 25 mpg combined (21 city/31 hwy). A primary focus for the new Toyota Avalon was to enhance its dynamic character while maintaining superior fuel economy. The gas-powered Avalon features a powerful, all-aluminum 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a conventional six-speed automatic transmission. Avalon Hybrid is equipped with a modified version of the 2.5-liter Hybrid Synergy Drive system that also propels the Camry Hybrid.

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Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept (2012)

CAR GARAGE | Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept (2012) | The Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012 looks far ahead with a quest for the "Highway Patrol Vehicle 2025". The new times will also call for new police vehicles. Enhanced green-car characteristics and off-road capabilities will be among the fundamental virtues of a police car in 2025. As an environmentally friendly SUV, the Ener-G-Force, roomates Mercedes-Benz is presenting in Los Angeles as a design study, meets these requirements and would be fully capable of supporting police and emergency services in every corner of the world. Gorden Wagener, Director of Design at Mercedes-Benz Cars: "The Ener-G-Force is the vision of an off-roader that, while reflecting tomorrow's adventures, also invokes the genes of the Mercedes-Benz off-road icon, the G -Class.

Of course the concept of the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force for the Los Angeles Design Challenge is pure, rendered science fiction. However, the notion of designing tomorrow's off-roader intrigued the designers at the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Carlsbad, California to such an extent that they evolved the vision of a police version into a civilian version and even built a 1:1 - scale model. Like the police version, the civilian model of the Ener-G-Force is unmistakably inspired by the G-Class has long been roomates Considered an automotive icon. The Ener-G-Force has a Similar profile, however with a high shoulder line and scaled-down glass areas.

While the clear design idiom of the G-Class has remained, all surfaces are designed to express intensity and tension. The meticulously executed details are also a clear indication that the Ener-G-Force is the product of modern times. Like the G-Class, the Ener-G-Force sports a front with an expressive radiator grille that incorporates the headlamps. The LEDs in the headlamps form the shape of the letter 'G', roomates gives the Ener-G-Force a bold, Dominating appearance.  The distinctive roof and the 3-panel greenhouse, also echo the fundamental genes of the classic G-Class from Mercedes-Benz, but represent a clear step forward. This is also evident in the large wheels, Whose 20-inch rims give the Ener-G-Force, a powerful, towering stance.

For instance, the distinctive feature in the rear is a slightly off-center pull-out compartment cover Whose occupies the traditional location of the spare wheel cover of the classic G-Class. The Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force Concept stores recycled water in tanks on the roof, and transfers it to the "hydro-tech converter," where natural and renewable resources are converted into hydrogen for operating the fuel cells. The strikingly styled side skirts house either the energy storage units or hot-swappable battery packs. A roof rack and additional lamps are integrated into the roof. The overall presentation of the Ener-G-Force is clean - stylistically and functionally.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster (2014)

CAR GARAGE | Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster (2014) | The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster can immediately be recognized by the unique profile of its upper area, roomates extends along newly designed geometric lines from the removable roof to the engine hood. The Roadster's design is the result of a careful study into the best way of combining performance, elegant style, ease of use and a driving experience that excites all five senses. On the heels of the successful coupe Introduced in Summer 2011, and with over 1.300 units already delivered to customers, the House of the Raging Bull is now offering the convertible version of the Aventador, a vehicle that perfectly balances the ultimate driving experience with the ultimate in sports car sophistication.

In just a few seconds the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster can be admired in all its luxurious beauty. The rear pillar has been redesigned to offer total support for the removable roof, accommodate an automatic protection system for passengers, and provide the engine compartment with ample ventilation. The powered rear windshield Influences not only the flow of water in the vehicle, but also controls the experience of the sound from the twelve-cylinder engine. The Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is also equipped with door windows with chamfered edges, roomates always Ensure a perfect fit into the hard-top seal, and underline the sharp side profile of the car.

The body of the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster sports a two-tone finish, as the windshield pillar, the two roof sections and the rear window area up to the "fins" are painted in gloss black. The range of colors available for the Roadster has been supplemented with a very light, metallic blue color, Azzuro Thetis, Whose tone varies with the angle of the light. This recalls the color shade of the extraordinarily beautiful 1968 Roadster Miura, and both highlights and reinforces the lines of the vehicle by adding strength and Dynamism. Finally, the new Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster Dione also features new 20 "/ 21" rims with a online, aggressive look.

The new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster boasts record performance. Of course the Roadster's V12 also includes a cylinder deactivation system when the engine is working at partial capacity, while the innovative, instant Stop & Start system includes high-performance capacitors known as supercars to Awaken the engine. This is an absolute first in the super sports car segment.

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Seat Ibiza Cupra (2013)

CAR GARAGE | Seat Ibiza Cupra (2013) | The next chapter of this story is being written by the new Ibiza Cupra - 132 kW / 180 PS, seven-speed DSG gearbox, the XDS electronic differential lock, high-performance brakes - the high level of technological capability is as much a part of the new SEAT Ibiza Cupra as the extensive equipment with innovative details. One example is the optional SEAT Portable System, roomates combines the navigation and entertainment functions and is removable for mobile use. "The Ibiza Cupra is one of the icons of the SEAT brand. Its stunning design and refined driving dynamics promise fun kilometer for kilometer," says James Muir, President of SEAT, SA "With its innovative technologies, upgraded interior and further improved quality, the new Ibiza Cupra Clearly Quickly and consistently shows how our brand is continuing to develop."


The emotional power of the exterior design is repeated in the interior of the SEAT Ibiza Cupra and in its extremely minimalist, Clearly structured cockpit. The new sports steering wheel features the Cupra logo and the shift paddles for the DSG transmission roomates are within easy reach of the driver's fingertips. Additionally, the unique features Cupra sports seats with optional two-color leather upholstery, underlining the very special position occupied by the top-of-the-range Ibiza. The entertainment system in the SEAT Ibiza Cupra is completely new - the high-performance audio systems can be enhanced by the innovative SEAT Portable System


The expressive design shows the striking design of the new SEAT Ibiza Cupra from the very first glance - this dynamic compact car has a solid and powerful stance. The new face with its broad grille and air intakes very foreceful emphasises the breadth, solidity and power of the Ibiza Cupra. The sophisticated design of the front headlamps show the attention to detail inherent to SEAT workmanship. The LED daytime running lights trace the line of the headlamps to deliver a unique light signature, as do the LED rear lights. The bi-xenon headlamp technology delivers perfect illumination, while cornering lights are integrated into the large fog lamps. The black, high-gloss exterior mirrors provide a clear contrast to the paintwork of the Ibiza Cupra

The running gear of the SEAT Ibiza Cupra with standard-fit 17-inch wheels has been lowered and tuned for maximum agility and precision. An AP Racing Performance Brake system is offered as an alternative to the standard high-performance brakes. The ESP electronic stability system incorporating hill start is part of the safety package that comes as standard in the Ibiza Cupra.

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Dodge Avenger Blacktop Edition (2013)

CAR GARAGE | Dodge Avenger Blacktop Edition (2013) | Available in Black, Redline Red 2, Bright White, Metallic and Tungsten Silver Metallic billets, the 2013 Dodge Avenger Blacktop is based on the 2013 Dodge Avenger SXT model and adds standard 18-inch aluminum wheels with Gloss Black Gloss Black center caps, Gloss Black front grille, dark-tinted headlamp bezels and a body-color rear spoiler.

Additional standard features on the Avenger with the Blacktop package include: a six-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick that delivers up to 31 mpg, automatic headlamps, projector fog lamps, eight-way power driver seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob , six speakers, automatic temperature control, heated body-color exterior mirrors, SiriusXM Radio, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), four-wheel disc anti-lock (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), six airbags and much more.

For an added dose of luxury with the customized black appearance, Avenger Blacktop offers a premium leather interior with heated front seats for only $ 400 MSRP, making Avenger the most affordable mid-size car with leather in the United States. The Dodge Avenger was named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) "Top Safety Pick" in 2012, the fourth consecutive year the Avenger has been named a "Top Safety Pick."

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