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Ssangyong XIV-1 Concept

Posted: 18 Sep 2011 12:28 AM PDT

The Ssangyong XIV-1 is the concept car that anticipates the compact crossover that could eventually compete in the B segment with Japan’s Nissan Juke, as it is long 414 cm wide, 183 cm and 159 cm high, while the wheelbase of 260 cm. Adopt the new style adopted by the House Korean Korando and headlights with new LED technology. The acronym XIV-1, however, stands for “exciting user-interface Vehicle”.

The car has a chassis with opening doors with cabinet and without a center pillar, while the interiors have finished aluminum interior and versatile, since the seats are sliding to 360 degrees. In addition, the connection via smartphone will allow the interaction between driver and the various aircraft systems such as audio system, multifunction display, telephone communication, etc.. Under the hood of Ssangyong XIV-1, however, will be accommodated in the 1.6 petrol and diesel engines, combined both the 6-speed manual transmission to automatic 6-speed that.

New Hyundai i30

Posted: 18 Sep 2011 12:26 AM PDT

With the new Hyundai i30, the leading proposal in the C segment of the automotive industry challenges head-on the Korean queen of sales in the Old Continent: the Volkswagen Golf. The debut of the new i30 takes place at the Frankfurt Motor Show (15-25 September), where there has already been a first “face to face” between the car and top executives in Wolfsburg. For the compact Korean is the second generation after the birth in 2007 with the “twin” Kia cee’d. The new Hyundai i30, on the other hand, was conceived entirely by the R & D center in Rüsselsheim, Germany, where they were developed both the design and the design of the car, while the production is done in the plant Czech Nošovice. Hyundai aims to sell 120,000 units a year and aims of the new i30 at the 5% share of the segment C.

The new Hyundai i30 adopts design “Fluidic Sculpture”, whose characteristic feature is the front grille of hexagonal shape. Available for now only in the 5-door version, the car is 430 cm long, 178 cm wide and 147 high, while the step size 265 cm. The trunk, however, has a standard capacity of 378 liters, or 10% over the first generation of the i30.

The interior of the new Hyundai i30 reproduce the style of the largest and i40 can be enhanced with optional important from the standpoint of aesthetic amenities, such as dual-zone air conditioning and panoramic sunroof. In addition, there are a navigation system with touch screen 7-inch center console and placed beautiful TFT Supervision System, which contains useful information to the driver and the steering wheel Steer Flex that lets you choose between three driving modes Comfort, Normal and Sport.

The engine range includes three petrol units and a similar diesel-powered. In the first group are Otto cycle engines, 1.4 16V 100 hp and 137 Nm of torque, 1.6 MPI 120 hp and 156 Nm of torque and 1.6 GDI direct injection 135 hp and 164 Nm of torque. The supply of diesel engines, however, is composed of 1.4 CRDi 90-hp and 220 Nm of torque and the 1.6 CRDi offered in versions from 110 hp and 260 Nm of torque and 128 hp and 260 Nm of torque. The latter is also available in Blue ISG drive with low environmental impact, with emissions below 100 g / km of CO2. All engines will be paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.6-liter engines will also be combined with 6-speed automatic transmission as an option provided.

The standard features of the new i30 will include important safety devices such as ESP, ABS, 6 airbags, and VSM. In addition, the compact Korean will be offered in Europe with the guarantee of 5 years Triple Care. The new Hyundai i30 will be available on the European market in early 2012, while the list prices are not yet known and, probably, will be announced the day after the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Brabus High Performance 4WD Full Electric

Posted: 18 Sep 2011 12:24 AM PDT

At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Brabus presents the high-performance 4WD Full Electric, which is the version of the tuning electric-drive Mercedes E-Class could also be produced in small series. And ‘her the first fruits of the new division of Brabus Zero Emission, opened in 2008 and dedicated to delivering high-performance electric cars. The electric motors are four and dispense a total of 435 hp and 3200 Nm of torque. Each has 109 hp and is hidden inside the wheel, as it has a diameter of 42 cm and a thickness of 11.5 cm, while the weight is 31 kg. The wheels are alloy Monoblock Q and 19-inch sports tires are paired with Continental, Pirelli and Yokohama concealing the brake system consists of ventilated disc brakes and brake calipers combined with two each.

As for performance, high-performance 4WD has a top speed of 220 km / h and accelerates from 0 to 100 in 6.9 seconds. The maximum, however, totals 350 km in Eco mode, ie with the continuous power of 272 hp. In addition, each engine, thanks to energy recovery during braking, will recover about 70 KW. The car is powered by lithium-ion battery, placed on almost any surface to balance the weight, which amounts to 2190 kg. Finally, the chassis has been revised with the adoption of the adjustable suspension provided by Bilstein.