Monday, August 30, 2010

Toyota Etios Trial Production Next Month

Toyota Etios will undergo trial production from September 2010 which is three months preceding to its scheduled launch. Toyota will commence two rounds of trial production before the model is formally launched in December this year. Second trial production will start in October 2010. According to the Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Deputy Managing Director (Commercial) Shekar Viswanathan, the cars produced during trial production will not go on sale but will run on trial tracks for worth and other checks. He also stated that these cars may be dismantled shortly on. He refused to divulge the number of units that will be produced during two rounds of test production.

Toyota unveiled its small car model former in January 2010 at the Delhi Auto Expo. Over 2,000 engineers from Toyota's Indian and Japanese operations have been working on developing the model for the previous four years. Toyota intends to establish both hatchback and sedan variants of the model in 1.2L and 1.5L engines.

Friday, August 27, 2010

BYU's electric streamliner hums quickly, quietly over Salt Flats

Faster than a speeding Corvette, more ecological than a locomotive and turning heads with a single run. Look! It’s Buy’s new electric racecar.

After practically six years of designing and building, BYU students watched their lightweight, electric car attain a top speed of 139 mph this month at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

In land speed racing jargon, the car is called a streamliner, meaning it has a long, slender shape and enclosed wheels to decrease air resistance. The shape, along with its lightweight carbon fiber body and 880 lithium ion batteries, helped the car attain its high speeds.

Very few people get the chance to work with carbon fiber projects, especially something this big,” said Kristin Heuer, a senior manufacturing engineering technology student who began her effort on the car as part of a capstone course. It’s not something you can do with just a couple people, so it taught me a lot about problem solving and working professionally as a team. I feel tremendously lucky.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Official Lamborghini Reventon gasoline powered RC car by De Agostini

If you don’t have the cash to buy the $1.2 million Lamborghini Reventon (even if you do it doesn’t matter since it is sold out), then you should possibly look into the officially approved RC version built by De Agostini. The 1:10 scale model is powered by a two-stroke 3cc gasoline engine, a 2-speed transmission and enduring all-wheel-drive.

For optimum road holding, De Agostini installed a self-governing suspension, hydraulic shocks, and disc brakes.

Only 65 units will be built, however, we’re not certain how much each piece will cost.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Form and Sculpture: A look at the evolving design of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS

It began as a cryptic statuette bathed in blue and silver light at the Detroit auto show. It continued this spring at the China show with the reveal of the striking Shooting Break conception.

Now, it all comes jointly.

After months of teasing, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS will debut at the Paris motor demonstrate this fall with crisper lines and creases that make for a sharper demeanor. This is the subsequently generation of the mold-shattering design that presented four doors in an elegant fashion and has since been emulate by luxury rivals BMW, Porsche, Jaguar and Audi.

The timeless proportions remain, but the car obviously has a sharper focus with impressive fresh design elements, including a prominent grille and a long hood that evoke the SLS AMG. The wheel arches are more smoothed, and the contoured doors say Shooting Break definitively. The car also features a plummeting line that begins above the front wheel arches and flows with a descending curve toward the back.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Another Mercedes Benz car in Indian market

Mercedes Benz has regained lost ground from BMW in the Indian market this year. This is due to the fresh launches from the company. The company has released numerous cars this year in the market.

In the first seven months of 2010, Mercedes Benz has recorded a enormous 79% rise in sales. On Tuesday Mercedes drove in a four seated E-Class car priced at Rs 64.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The company has launched more than a dozen latest cars since January this year, including variants of its C, E and S-Class models.

Wilfried Aulbur, MD, Mercedes Benz India said, The Indian economy is growing speedily and so are the aspirations… people want to invest in luxury and cars. previous month, the company launched SLS-AMG sports car with Rs 2 crores price tag and sold ten units despite the steep cost.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Police trapped in thousands of bees in his patrol car

California – A police officer trapped in his patrol car for more about three hours following more than 50 thousand angry bees chasing him. Deputy Sheriff Brandon Jenkins (31) called in when there is one truck mishap in North Carolina. 60 box trucks laden bees ultimately fall apart and make the bees get out of the box.

When Jenkin arrived at the scene, the bees are instantly crowded around, he went straight back into the car and ask for assist.

At that time I was mystified to see how many bees out there. I could scarcely see from the window, he said as quoted by the Telegraph, Thursday (08/19/2010).

The officer also admit that he was forced to kill the bees are trying to get into his car.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cowboy clampers defeated by a proper sense of fair play

For years British motorists have pick on by the politicians.

They have been a soft feel for police looking for an easy way to notch up their conviction rate. Politicians see them as an chance to raise much-needed revenue for The Treasury coffers.

But cheer up - there are signs the tide is rotating. The legalized extortion of the cowboy clampers is to end.

Of course private assets should be respected but the current arrangements allowed clamping firms to set their individual rules and to charge what they liked. Warning signs were sometimes hidden following trees. The clamping firm goons could immobilize a vehicle and then March the owner off to the cash point to hand over £500 before release their car.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mitsubishi to launch Small Car in India soon

One of the biggest Japanese manufacturers, Mitsubishi is mulling over to launch small car in the Indian market very quickly. Generally, the name of Mitsubishi is connected with sporty cars Cedia, Outlander, Pajero and Lance Evo X but nowadays, they are showing interest in launching little cars.

Mitsubishi’s little car being developed in Thailand, part of the Thai eco car project will hit the Indian shores in subsequently 2-3 years. The engine of the car may be revamp by the Japanese car maker in order to bring the car to Indian roads. The car will give confront to Hyundai i20, Fiat Grande Punto, Maruti Ritz, Volkswagen Polo, Maruti Swift and Nissan Micra. These all cars are belong to the B+ segment which is growing at the most fast rate as compared to the other segments.