Monday, January 23, 2012

A Good Year at Ford

It’s been a good year for Ford. They did have to deal withsome recalls involving wheel bearing hub assemblies on some sedans and rustingfuel tanks containing fuel pump assemblies on trucks. However, like other autocompanies, Ford had a very strong year and will be giving out bonuses to theirworkers for the first time since the financial meltdown. Ford has gained steam thispast year selling more than 2 million cars for the first time since 2007, andthey show no signs of stopping with their completely remodeled 2013 lineup.

The Ford Escape, Fusion, Taurus and Focus will all show dramatic departures in styling from previous years in 2013. I’m really likingthe 2013 Ford Fusion whose front-end (to me) resembles that of an Aston Martin.The Fusion will come not only in a gasoline-powered model, but in electricplug-in and hybrid versions as well. The Ford Escape, which has kept its boxystyling since it was introduced over ten years ago, will now resemble more of across-over with its new curves and smoother lines.

What might be the coolest part of future Ford automobiles isthe technology that they will be equipped with. Ford’s MyFord Touch and SYNCsystem not only syncs all of your devices to the vehicle but takes it one stepfurther with voice-activated commands. You will now be able to tell your carwhat song to play, have it read you your text messages, and also reply to thosemessages through voice commands. New safety features include inflatable rearsafety belts and vehicle sensors used to monitor blinds spots and givecollision warnings. You can simply set a cruise control speed and the distanceyou want to maintain from the vehicle in front of you, and the car willautomatically slow down to avoid collisions. Other cool features includecap-less fuel tanks as well as the ability to control the color of dash and interior ambientlighting (blue, red, green, you name it!). Will 2012 be another great year forFord?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Spesifikasi Nissan Grand Livina New

1.5 XV
1.5 Ultimate
1.8 XV
1.8 Ultimate

1.5 SV
1.5 XV
1.8 Ultimate

Code : HR15DE & MR18DE
Type : 4 Cylinder inline, 16 valve, DOHC and CVTC
Displacement : 1498cc (serie 1.5) & 1798cc (serie 1.8)
Bore x stroke(mm) : 78.0 x 78.4 (serie 1.5) & 84.0 x 81.1 (serie 1.8)
Max. output (PS/rpm) : 109 / 6000 & 126 / 5200
Max. torque (kg-m/rpm) : 15.1 / 4400 17.1 / 4800
Fuel system : ECCS

M/T 6-speed (S-1.8 Ultimate)
M/T 5-speed (S-1.5 & 1.8)
A/T 4-speed (S-1.5 & 1.8)

Rack & pinion with EPS

front McPherson strut with stabilizer
rear Torsion beam with stabilizer

System Standard & ABS+EBD+BA (ultimate)
front Ventilated Disc
rear Drums

Length x Width x Heigh (mm) 4420 x 1690 x 1595
Wheelbase (mm) 2600
Ground clearance (mm) 185
Curb weight Kg 1185,1230,1225,1250
Min. turning radius (m)5.3
Tire size 185/65R15
Body construction Monocoque
Fuel tank capacity (l) 52.4

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Spesifikasi Toyota Kijang Innova Grand New


DOHC VVTI 2,0 Liter, 4-Cylinder, 16 Valve
Displacement cc  1998
Bore & Stroke mm 86.0x86.0
Tenaga Maksimum 136 PS(100Kw)/5600rpm
Torsi Maksimum 18,6 kg-m / 4.000rpm
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel Type Bensin/Gasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity L 55

Engine Type 4 Cyl IL, 16 Katup, DOHC, Turbo Direct Injection
Displacement cc  2494
Bore & Stroke mm 92.0x93.8
Tenaga Maksimum 102/3600rpm
Torsi Maksimum 26,5 kg-m / 1.600-2.400 rpm
Fuel System Common Rail Type
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity L 55

Engine Type 4 Cyl IL, 16 Katup, DOHC, Turbo Direct Injection
Displacement cc  2494
Bore & Stroke mm 92.0x93.8
Tenaga Maksimum 102/3600rpm
Torsi Maksimum 20,4 kg-m / 1.400-3.200 rpm
Fuel System Common Rail Type
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity L 55

New Steering Wheel with Steering Switch (Tipe V)
New Audio 2 DIN 6" Touchscreen, DVD, CD, MP3, USB/AUX & WMA 
Player (Tipe G & V)
New Rear Roof Monitor (Tipe V)
New Corner Sensor (Tipe V)
New Front Personal Lamp & Sunglass Holder (Tipe V)
New Wooden Panel (Tipe V)
New Combination Meter (Semua Tipe)

Type V 2.0 l Gasoline or 2.5 l Diesel
Type G 2.0 l Gasoline or 2.5 l Diesel
Otomatis 4 Kecepatan, ECT / 4 Speed Automatic

Type V 2.0 l Gasoline or 2.5 l Diesel
Type G 2.0 l Gasoline or 2.5 l Diesel
Type E 2.0 l Gasoline or 2.5 l Diesel
Type J 2.0 l Gasoline 
Manual 5 Kecepatan / 5 Speed Manual

Overall Length mm  4580
Overall Width mm  1770
Overall Height mm  1745
Wheelbase Height mm 2750
Tread Front mm 1510
Tread Rear mm 1510
Curb Weight kg 1520

Transmission Type Manual 5 Kecepatan
Gear Ratio 1st 3.928
Gear Ratio 2nd 2.142
Gear Ratio 3rd 1.397
Gear Ratio 4th 1.000
Gear Ratio 5th 0.851
Gear Ratio Reverse 4.743

Suspension Front Type Double Wishbone dg Pegas Koil dan Stabilizer 
Suspension Rear Type 4 Link dg Pegas Koil dan Lateral Rod

Brake System Front Cakram Berventilasi
Brake System Rear Tromol
Sistem Rem Tambahan LSPV
Tyre Size Steel + Cap, 195 / 70 R14

Spesifikasi Toyota All New Avanza Veloz

Berikut spesifikasi dari All New Avanza :
Panjang: 4.140 mm
Lebar: 1.660 mm
Tinggi: 1.695 mm
Wheelbase: 2.655 mm
Ground clearance: 200 mm
Jarak pijak: depan 1.425 mm, belakang 1.435 mm

Transmisi: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic
Sistem kemudi: Rack & pinion with Electronic Power Steering (EPS) & Tolt Steering
Suspensi depan: MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Suspensi belakang: 4 link lateral rod with coil spring
Rem depan: Ventilated disc
Rem belakang: Tromol
Ukuran ban: 1.3 liter: 185/70 R14 1.5 liter: 185/65 R15

Tipe mesin: IL, 4 cylinder, 16 V, DOHC, VVT-i
Bahan bakar: Bensin
Sistem: Electronic Fule Injection (EFI)
Kapasitas tangki: 45 liter

1.3 liter
Kode mesin: K3-VE
Displacement: 1.298 cc
Daya maksimum: 92 PS di 6.000 rpm
Torsi maksimum: 11,9 kgm di 4.400 rpm

1.5 liter
Kode mesin: 3SZ-VE
Displacement: 1.495 cc
Daya maksimum: 104 PS di 6.000 rpm
Torsi maksimum: 13,9 kgm di 4.400 rpm

Silver Mica Metallic, Dark Steel Mica, Light Blue Metallic, Maroon Mica, Gray Mica, Champagne Metallic, White, Black Metallic

Friday, January 20, 2012

Super Bowl Car Commercials

Cooling fans suck, radiator fans blow, and Super Bowl fans are known for loving commercials. A lot of times they are better than the actual game.  Whether they are funny like the BudweiserFrogs, sexy like the Cindy Crawford Pepsi spot, or a marketing masterpieceresembling the Apple 1984 commercial, they’re always entertaining.  The auto industry has always been a keyplayer in Super Bowl ads and they will continue to be this year.

Volkswagen found a lot of success last year with acommercial staring a youngster dressed up like Darth Vader.  The commercial not only ranked high for theSuper Bowl, but it also won some awards for best commercial of the year.  The company hopes to grow on this commercial’ssuccess with another Star Wars themed spot. In this year’s advertisement, VW ups the cuteness from a kid to puppies.Check out a teaser of the commercial CLICK HERE

Chevy also released one of their Super Bowl commercials.  It’s called “Chevy Happy Grad.”  The commercial is a humorous romp created bysome miscommunication. Now, I can continue with pompous movie critic phrasessuch as “humorous romp,” or you can just watch the commercial CLICK HERE

Kia plans to air a sixty second commercial, and I don’t knowwhat it’s officially titled but it should be called, “A 12 Year Old Boy’sDream.”  It features UFC Fighter Chuck Lidell,Victoria’s Secret Model Adriana Lima, and Motley Crue.  It’s too bad 12 year olds can’t drive cars,and it is also a shame that I cannot figure out how to put those two littledots over the “o” and “u” in “Motley Crue.”

Other car companies that are going to buy commercial time onthe Super Bowl are Honda, Acura, Hyundai, and Toyota.  And,  for the very first time in the history of the company, Lexus is also going to run an ad during thegame,

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bio-ethanol May not Be The Biggest Hit But it Packs a Punch

Over the past few years car companies have been pushing theuse of alternative fuels for vehicles. Most of these have gone unnoticed,mainly due to the fact that they are less potent than gasoline.  The fuel pump and fuel pump assembly areable to handle Ethanol without issue and the engines can as well.

The facts about Ethanol are easily seen, while the fuel maynot work well in normal engines but once a few key components are changed towork with ethanol…watch out! The main issue caused by the way ethanol ignites, newinjector timing and ignition are the main issues. Companies like Honda or Toyotahave not really tried to push this set up because the cost to the averageconsumer would be around $3000 and not many of us are just willing to drop thatmuch coin.

The companies that have been able to take advantage of theethanol change are companies like Ferrari or Koenigsegg. While most of us willnever be able to afford anything that these companies off…especially Koenigseggwho mainly makes cars that cost close to a million dollars, the technology isthere for the taking.  New technology isalways showcased in the more expensive cars and trickles down to the rest ofus, usually in the Mercedes S class. Ferrari recently released the FF which isa 4WD that makes 650HP but tune it for Ethanol and that number jumps to around875HP. That’s right no forced induction just a good tune. Koenigsegg tuned theAgera R from 927HP up to 1,100HP just by using Ethanol and there are many otherexamples of this fuel doing great things. Maybe sooner than later it willbecome main stream…oh and did I mention that it is a renewable fuel source.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lamborghini Aventador Look Like Hot

Lamborghini is really good at creating sinister super sports cars, but it is equally as talented at naming them. According to the company, "Aventador" was the name of a bull that entered into battle on October 1993 at the Saragossa Arena, earning the "Trofeo de la Pena La Madroñera" for its outstanding courage. Having the courage to go up against a new world of super sports cars will be the name of the game for the new Lamborghini flagship. Today’s world is extremely high-tech and many new players have entered the arena.

"Aventador" was, according to the best detective work we can muster, a bull whose career peaked in 1993 in the town of Saragozza, Spain, when he and the torero had a particularly spirited encounter prior to ol' Aventador's inevitable skewering.
This particular beastie belonged to the breeding stables of the sons of Don Celestino Cuadri Vides and, for unknown reasons surely banal, he bore the number 32 singed on his hide. And now he gets the strongest Lamborghini ever built named after him. And about damned time! The British were getting tired of mispronouncing "Murcièlago" over the past ten years and now they have a new proper name to mutilate.

The doors open upward of course
Truly impressive proportions come from an overall length of 4,78 meters (188.19 in.) matched with an impressive width of 2,26 meters (88.98 in.) including the exterior mirrors, and further accentuated by an extremely low height of just 1.136 mm (44.72 in.). It goes without saying that both doors of the carbon-fiber monocoque open upward - a feature that was first introduced in the now legendary Countach and then used for subsequent V12 models such as Diablo and Murciélago. However, the Aventador also evokes its immediate predecessor the Murciélago - electronically managed air intakes open depending on the outdoor temperature and the need for cooling air,ensuring maximum aerodynamic efficiency. And for those whishing to flaunt the heart of their Lamborghini, the optional transparent engine bonnet exhibits the twelve-cylinder engine like a technical work of art in a display case.

The price of the Lamborghini Aventador and market delivery

UK: GBP 201.900,00 (suggested retail price taxes excluded)
Europe: € 255.000 (suggested retail price taxes excluded)
USA: 379.700 USD (suggested retail price - GGT included)
China: RMB 6.270.000,00 (suggested retail price taxes included)
Japan: YEN 39.690.000,00 (suggested retail price taxes included)

The first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 in late summer 2011.