jeudi 28 janvier 2010

2010 Toyota Prius

Cet emblème représente la nouvelle gamme de véhicules hybrides de Toyota. S'appuyant sur le succès de la 1ère et 2ème génération de la Prius, ainsi que la popularité du Highlander hybride, la Camry, et les offres de Lexus, nous avons maintenant la Toyota Prius 3. Ce voiture concentré de technologie avec plus de confort et de style que jamais.

Avec un toit solaire (oui, ils viennent avec des panneaux solaires qui courent d'un ventilateur pour refroidir le véhicule, ainsi que d'un toit ouvrant). Cette version de voiture est quasiment tout le verre là-haut.

mardi 19 janvier 2010

Lancia Delta 1.9 Mjet vs Mazda 3 2.2 MZR-CD

The compact cars still achieve the highest sales in Europe. Under these conditions, manufacturers are constantly improving their flagship models
but are often cautious, as the group is important in sales volume. Volkswagen Golf accepts his past 35 years, a Renault Megane 3 extremely well featured, and Peugeot did not risk leaving 308 without a break from the 307. but some brands offer products full of originality: the case of with Lancia Delta and Mazda with its new "3". We faced the most powerful diesel versions of each.

Charm vs sport

From aesthetic point of view, almost everything between the Lancia and Mazda. The Japanese poster of taut lines, sports, heirs of the concept cars broken down by brand salon to salon. The old Mazda 3 was pretty timid in his style, while the new generation displays without complex design rather aggressive and very successful - witness the many positive comments and questions during our test. Still uncommon, the Mazda is a real surprise, anything but subtle is bdeliciously provocative in these times of repression road. Side skirts, spoilers prominent, large wheels shod with Toyo Proxes, exhaust suggestive, there is no indication that one is dealing with a diesel.

In contrast, the Delta is also the map of originality, but in a very different register: it's simple lines are unlike anything known, the elegant chrome grille to the roof line which joins the tailgate in a whole new stern. Wildly original and elegant, the Delta does not leave indifferent you love or hate, but aesthetes will find their account in a car that is unashamedly on the register of luxury, even flirting with the higher category.

dimanche 10 janvier 2010

Honda CR-Z

L'hybride sportive présentée ici est la Honda CR-Z concept-car présenté au salon de Tokyo en Octobre. Au Salon de l'Auto de Detroit, Honda va dévoiler une version pleine production destinée au marché américain.

Au Japon, le CR-V sera une quatre places. Pour les clients américains, Honda va laisser de côté les sièges arrière, ce qui en fait un biplace, qui rappelle le fun et efficace, Honda CR-X des années 80. C'est parce que les Américains l'espace de chargement de valeur dans l'espace passagers, Honda dit.

Honda promet une façon amusante et sportive style de conduite. Il reste à voir si elle peut correspondre à la 51 mile par gallon de carburant de la non-CR vieux hybrides-X.

Scion xB

The Scion xB is a vehicle made by Toyota for the United States market and sold under their youth-oriented Scion brand. It is a box-shaped, 5-door compact station wagon.

The second-generation Scion xB is styled as a 5-door version of the t2B concept unveiled at the 2006 New York Auto Show. Toyota unveiled the production xB at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. The new xB is less boxy in shape and larger than its predecessor. The 2008 xB is 2.8-inch (71 mm) wider, 12-inch (300 mm) longer (including 4-inch (100 mm) longer wheel to wheel) and over 600 pounds (270 kg) heavier than the first-generation xB.One of the most distinctive features of the xB RS 7.0 is the TRD sport muffler that exits out the center of DAMD rear lip. The exhaust system features twin double-walled tips and is specifically designed in conjunction with the DAMD rear lip to give the xB a sporty appearance and a sound that can only be found on this particular Release Series. To complete the stylish exterior, the xB RS 7.0 is equipped with TRD lowering springs that bring the ride height down over an inch and offer sporty handling. A color-keyed rear spoiler will be available as an option.

The interior of the xB RS 7.0 features exclusive black fabric seats with color-tuned highlights that complement the car’s exterior. The sides of the driver and front passenger lower seat cushions are embroidered with the “RS” logo. The driver is also treated to a leather-wrapped RAZO GT Formula Spec shift knob that delivers a sporty feel.

Only 2,000 units of the xB RS 7.0 will be built, and each vehicle comes with a unique, individually numbered stainless-steel badge. The xB RS 7.0 model will carry a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $18,320 with a manual transmission, and $19,270 with an automatic transmission. A limited supply of the available color-matched rear spoiler will be available to xB RS 7.0 owners and carries a MSRP of $320, not including installation.
The delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee for all Scion models is $670 and is not included in the MSRP. DPH fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.

samedi 9 janvier 2010

Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma is a compact pickup truck produced and manufactured by the Toyota Motor Company since 1995. The second-generation Tacoma was Motor Trend Magazine's Truck of the Year for 2005. The Toyota Tacoma is named after the City of Tacoma, Washington, USA.

At the 2004 Chicago Auto Show, Toyota unveiled a bigger and more powerful Tacoma. This new Tacoma was available in eighteen different configurations, that included three cab configurations, four transmissions, two engines, and two bed lengths. The Tacoma's 4.0-liter 1GR-FE V6 took the place of the original 3.4-liter V6. The new V6 had many enhancements, such as a new 6500 pound tow rating, and a payload capacity of 1650 pounds. It produces 236 horsepower (176 kW) and 266 foot-pounds of torque. The smaller, but all-new 2.7-liter 2TR-FE 4-cylinder alternative in less expensive models is rated at 159 hp (119 kW) and 180 lb·ft (244 N·m). of torque.

Toyota also introduced an X-Runner trim, which replaces the slow selling S-Runner trim from the previous generation. The X-Runner features the 1GR-FE paired to a six speed manual transmission, 18 in (457 mm) alloy wheels, lowered two inches from the factory and included an X-Brace suspension package. Toyota also included a Down-Hill Assist Control (DAC) and Hill-Side Assist Control (HAC), with models that were equipped with the optional Toyota Racing Development (TRD) packages. DAC automatically applies braking during downhill decents while HAC prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards on hills. A rear locking differential, or limited-slip differential were also some optional features. Every Tacoma was manufactured with a composite inner bed that includes a deck rail system with four tie down cleats, hook-pins, storage boxes, and a power outlet (models with TRD packages). The tie down cleats are rated to hold up to 220 lb (100 kg).

The 2006 model Tacoma was a bit different from the 2005 model. The 2006 model made some options standard. Toyota also added 2 new interior colors for 2007 model year. 2008 models are carry ons from 2007. For 2009 safety features were added and the Tacoma no longer offers a mechanical limited slip differential rather an open differential which uses individual wheel braking to simulate a mechanical LSD or "Auto-LSD". TRD off-road models continue to come equipped with a locking rear differential. The second generation Tacomas are assembled in Tijuana, Mexico and Fremont, California while the plastic/composite beds are all built in Mexico. However, in August 2009 Toyota announced that it would relocate Tacoma production from Fremont to San Antonio, Texas, consolidating it with its Toyota Tundra production line and thus having all American-made Toyota pickups manufactured at one facility.

A minor facelift came for 2009, including a slightly revised grill on some models, new LED taillamps, and on the X-Runner, TRD Offroad and TRD Sport models includes smoked headlamp trim. Auxiliary audio input now comes standard. The Access/Double Cab trucks have two new ceiling mounted speakers and available backup monitor. Four new exterior colors are also added to the Tacoma.

After the Bankruptcy of GM, GM abandoned the NUMMI venture. Following the decision of GM, Toyota terminated all Corolla and Tacoma production. In 2010 all Tacoma production will be moved to Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio. The Tacoma will be built alongside the Tundra, its bigger brother. By doing this, Toyota has moved all of its NA truck production to one plant. This will bring a total 1,000 new jobs to San Antonio.

In 2012, like many of its competitors, the Tacoma is expected to be redesigned and re-engineered, two years after the release of the new 4Runner.