Tuesday, April 16, 2013

2013 Mitsubishi Space Star Review

With the new 2013 Mitsubishi Space Star has a trimmed entirely on efficiency small cars in the program. We have already gained first driving impressions.

Mitsubishi Space Star 2013

The successor to the Mitsubishi Colt Space Star. (10 years ago there was a compact Mitsubishi Van same name, but otherwise has nothing in common with the new Space Star.)

Mitsubishi wanted to show the name change from Colt Space Star in that it is an all-new small car. After all, the new Space Star has also become even smaller than it was the Colt, but may feature a better space and better efficiency.

Trimmed entirely on the economy brings Space Star only 845 kg on the scales and has become easier than its predecessor by 125 kg. The drag coefficient is only 0.27 and thus has a positive effect on the consumption.

Mitsubishi Space Star 2013 interior

Under the hood of economical Space Star werkt a 1.0 liter 3-cylinder engine, whose power at 71 hp (52 kW) is. This is enough to convey the 371 cm-long small car in 13.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h, and to make up to 172 km / h. Here, the little Mitsubishi is satisfied with 4.0 liters per 100 kilometers, corresponding to CO2 emissions of only 92 g / km.

With the basic engine Inform the equipment is also automatically connected to some offers already. In addition to ABS, ESP and 6 airbags are also already working air conditioning, front electric windows, central locking, stereo radio with CD - like playback control and electrically adjustable exterior mirrors - / MP3.

This one has then already 80 hp (59 kW), 15 "alloy wheels, a keyless entry and start system, leather steering wheel, electric windows front and rear, automatic air conditioning and a light and rain sensor on board.

Mitsubishi Space Star 2013

As part of an eco test drives we could get a first impression of the new small car from Mitsubishi. Surprisingly generous space is failed, the Space Star offers plenty of space for a small car and also has many practical shelves.

The boot capacity has also grown with 235 liters compared to its predecessor. The design of the valve unit has been very clear, we have here focused on the essentials, but it runs very nice.

The 1.0 liter 3-cylinder carries out his work very quietly, so that you hardly notice that you do not have 4 cylinder under the hood. Especially in urban areas, it can also go very tangy, and with its maneuverability, the small Japanese can also convince.

Mitsubishi Space Star 2013

Chassis and suspension are designed to be very comfortable, by the relatively long wheelbase of 245 cm and potholes are well filtered.

Who wants to reach the stated consumption from the factory, but must waive any driving pleasure and the air conditioning. We are still not come under 4.2 liters per 100 kilometers, but is still a good value.

Mitsubishi Space Star 2013

2014 Kia Sportage Wonder Woman

Kia and DC Entertainment presented in New York now tailored to Wonder Woman Sportage model.

Kia Sportage Wonder Woman 2014

Already in October 2012, Kia launched Kia Optima Batman design, now Kia and DC Entertainment have presented a Kia Sportage version that would be suitable for Wonder Woman.

2014 Kia Sportage Wonder Woman is one of the main characters of DC Comics and Entertainment in the "Justice League" together with Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg go to protect the world from evil.

Even if Wonder Woman has super powers, they would be comfortable in their spare time traveling with a car. Kia has now been presented with the Sportage in the Wonder Woman look the perfect vehicle.

Kia Sportage Wonder Woman 2014

The combination of a striking red paint, a spoiler kit and the stars of the U.S. - flag on the side makes the special Sportage probably not just for Sportage Wonder Woman. But most striking feature is the radiator grille with the initials of Wonder Woman.

Of course, the interior was lined entirely to the taste of Wonder Woman and tailored with lots of red leather. A modern navigation directs the power to the woman next use. We are looking forward to see what superhero Kia devoted the next vehicle.

Kia Sportage Wonder Woman 2014 interior

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

In New York, the first hybrid 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid celebrated its world premiere.

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid new 2014

First time, with the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid now also a hybrid model. The supplied tailored primarily to the U.S. market drive concept to make the compact four-wheel drive even more efficient.

But the combination of 2.0-liter Boxer petrol engine and electric motor should also enable a more dynamic driving. The petrol engine has an output of 148 hp (109 kW) and is complemented by the 14 hp (10 kW) electric motor.

Up to a speed of 40 km / h, all-electric can also be traveling a short distance. The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid comes standard with a CVT automatic, which provides for a linear power delivery without course interruption, at full acceleration but remains at a high level of speed and so happy the passengers with an annoying drone.

In North America, the Subaru hybrid will be available from autumn 2013, if he comes to Europe, is not yet known.

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid new 2014

Thursday, April 4, 2013

2014 New Jeep Cherokee

Jeep has presented in New York, the new generation of Cherokee, which will usher in a new era in the mid-size SUV.

Jeep Cherokee 2014 new

The Jeep Cherokee returns with the 2014 model year back to the offer of U.S. off-road brand. With the all-new mid-size SUV Jeep would also immediately set new standards and offers plenty of latest technology for the off-roaders.

Visually, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee is very futuristic and so should also signal the dawn of a new era for the brand. Narrow headlights and a large grille featuring the front end.

For the new Jeep Cherokee and innovative three-wheel drive systems are available. The "Jeep ACTIVeDRIVE I" four-wheel drive with single-stage transfer case is the basic equipment for the sports models, Latitude and Limited.

The next level represents the "Active Drive II Jeep" all-wheel drive, which has a two-stage transfer case and an off-road ratio.

Jeep Cherokee 2014 new

Who wants to cope with rougher terrain, the new Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk can grab that has the "Jeep Drive Active Lock" all-wheel drive with two-speed transfer gearbox, rear-range gearbox and limited slip differential as standard on board.

Even the look of the model differs by an even more common ground interpretation of the other Cherokee models. So it has specific front and rear aprons, which can handle larger slope angle and a body lying higher by 2.5 cm.

Another highlight of the new Cherokee also features the Jeep Selec-Terrain traction management, which provides up to five modes. The driver can choose between Auto, Snow, Sports, sand / mud and rocks, the last mode is only the Cherokee Trailhawk available.

For the first time there will be for the Jeep Cherokee and a new 9-speed automatic, which should provide for a special efficiency. The U.S. market at the start are a new Tigershark 2.4 petrol engine with 184 hp (137 kW) available, which is to consume only 7.6 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers on average.

Upon request, a new 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 gasoline engine with an output of 271 hp (199 kW) available, which is recommended as an ideal engine for customers who need a higher towing capacity.

Jeep Cherokee 2014 new interior

Present themselves as modern, the body and the art so modern, the interior is designed without sacrificing high functionality. A 7 "color display instruments, the driver is informed about the key driving values ​​on request there is also a 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia center in the center console.
In addition to navigation, climate control and the audio system can be controlled. In addition to the superior comfort features of the Cherokee also offers a comprehensive safety package.

Standard features include ABS, ESP and 10 airbags on board, on request, but there are also a variety of assistance systems, such as the new "Park Sense" to Park Auto, a rearview camera with guide lines "Rear Cross Path Detection", an adaptive cruise control , a collision warning or lane departure.

In North America, the new Jeep Cherokee will start in the third quarter of 2013, Europe will probably come only in 2014.

Jeep Cherokee 2014 new

Jeep Cherokee 2014 new

Jeep Cherokee 2014 new

Jeep Cherokee 2014 new

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