Tuesday 27 December 2011

2012's Ford Focus

Ford is designed with a Stronger, Stiffer Ultra High Strength Boron Steel. Its kinetic exterior design along with a Nice New Set of Wheels gives it an awesome look.

In addition to the dual-stage driver and front seat passenger airbags, every Focus comes with standard front seat-mounted side airbags as well as front and rear side curtain airbags.

Latest Technologies in Ford Focus includes:

Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
The 2012 Focus has an intense side that comes out when you push the start button.

This technology is a feature designed to help parents encourage teenagers to drive safely.

Available SYNC® with MyFord® or SYNC® with MyFord Touch®
Available voice-activated SYNC with MyFord helps keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. A 4.2-inch information cluster screen is also there to assist you.

Active Assist Park
Ultrasonic sensors preesent in Focus will help you in auto parking. Once activated, your Focus will park itself.

Along with the above mentioned technologies Ford Focus also includes Voice-Activated Navigation with SIRIUS Travel Link™, Rain Sensing Wipers and HD Radio.

Tuesday 20 December 2011

Travelling become more comfortable in deluxe buses

Nowadays traveling has become most important to our life, mainly for business people, as they need to meet various meetings all over the world. Traveling gives us more pleasure when it is not often and if you need to enjoy your trip whenever you travel then better choose the best deluxe bus services. Latest Deluxe Bus services like BUS DC TO NYC provide more facilities for the passenger to make their journey memorable and comfortable. 

In olden days we have to book a bus ticket by standing in a long queue, to avoid this stress bus service offers online ticket booking where we can book the ticket in online from anywhere and also you can save your money. Most deluxe buses are set with proper reclining seats, clean restrooms, power outlets to charge your mobile phones and laptops, upscale buses, free Wi-Fi, large decorated windows. The best part is frequent travelers can benefit a discount and they obtain to travel more often with this offer.

Monday 19 December 2011

Porsche Cayman R

Along with the distinguishing spoiler lips in the front apron Cayman R delivers a sporty performance.

The rear end also comes with a black twin tailpipe which acts contrast to the entire body.

The exterior mirrors of the Cayman R in contrast color gives it a more pleasing look.

Cayman R is considered as a lightweight car because of the aluminum doors.

The body has been lowered by 0.79 inches (20 mm) and a retuned sport suspension provides uncompromising proximity to the road.

The Cayman R delivers 10 hp more powerful than the Cayman S.

The light-alloy 3.4-liter horizontally opposed cylinder engine produces 330 hp at 7,400 rpm. Maximum torque is 273 lb.-ft. (370 Nm) at 4,750 rpm.

The top track speed is 175 mph (282 km/h). Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is completed in 4.7 seconds which is 0.2 seconds faster than the Cayman S.

With PDK, the Cayman R completes the sprint from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.6 seconds.

To improve acceleration from 0.2 seconds to 4.4 seconds, Porsche offers an optional Sport Chrono Package which, when combined with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), offers the "Launch Control" function.

Monday 12 December 2011

911 World Premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The new Porsche 911 Carrera rejoices its world debut at the 2011 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) Frankfurt Motor Show.

It is expected that the official North American debut will be held at the upcoming Porsche Rennsport Reunion in October followed by the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

The first new 911 models will arrive in U.S. by the beginning of 2012.

The new car has a longer steering wheel base, but is both lower and lighter than its predecessor.

The new 911 Carrera is designed with two engine sizes
¤ 3.4-liter, 350hp six-cylinder boxer engine

¤ 3.8-liter, 400hp six-cylinder boxer powerplant
Optional PDK transmission is available for both Carrera and Carrera S engines.

Monday 5 December 2011

2012 Honda Civic Si

Honda Civic Si is a custom designed Sedan for sports car enthusiasts. The Si has a special version of the intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) which will be placed in the Civic's instrument panel.

i-MID can be set to show the info you need most. i-MID also comes with a unique power monitor mode to show the current engine output as a percentage of peak horsepower.

By displaying the status of Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, i-MID allows you to make hands-free calls.

Civic Si comes with a 2.4-liter, 16-valve, DOHC i-VTEC® engine that produces 201 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque which shows an increase of 22 percent when compared with the previous generation of Si engines.

Because of the Weight-saving technologies Civic delivers an impressive mileage of 22 city/31 highway mpg[1].

6-speed manual transmission is perfectly paired with the Si's helical limited-slip differential which gives an awesome feel during handling and controllling.

A series of six sequential lights indicate the speed of the rising engine.

Monday 28 November 2011

2012 Buick Verano - Luxury Sedan

Buick designers planned to make Verano comfortable and purposeful. As according to their plan Verano is as elegant as it is beautiful.

Black chrome waterfall grille, jewel-like projector beam headlamps and calligraphy-like chrome accents gives Verano a flawless sense of design.

The 2012 Buick Verano comes with an advanced, responsive performance with a powerful 2.4L double overhead 4-cylinder engine and E857 capability.

This luxury sedan is designed to hang on the road with its full-function traction control and responsive maneuverability.

It is expected to give an advanced EPA of 21 MPG city/32 MPG on the highway.

Safety features and advanced technologies in Buick includes
  • QuietTuning technology
  • Buick IntelliLink
  • GPS navigation system
  • Ten airbags
  • ABS
  • Full-function Traction Control
  • 6 months of OnStar with Automatic Crash Response
  • Comprehensive child seat LATCH system

Monday 21 November 2011

Chrysler presents 2012 300 Commercial

The 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Looks Good and Feels Even Better. The jeweled C-shaped LEDs give the 300 a distinctive, confident look, previously seen only in European luxury cars.

Bi-Xenon HID headlamps also provide a confident look at the road ahead, producing three times more light than halogen headlamps. New Innovative Features in Chrysler 300 includes:
¤ Exclusive Uconnect Touch™ system

¤ Premium Harman Kardon®

¤ ParkSense® Rear Park Assist

¤ Blind Spot Monitoring.
Tailored finishes of the iconic grille, LED headlamps and tail lamps give the Chrysler 300 a look unlike any other.

The 3.6L Pentastar® V6 8-speed produces 292 horsepower and a powerfully efficient 19 city / 31 highway mpg+.

The Chrysler 300C 5.7L HEMI® V8 delivers a road-gripping 363 horsepower with a gas-sipping 16 city / 25 highway mpg+ — with that power wielded most precisely by the advanced 300C all-wheel-drive system.

Monday 14 November 2011

2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist Technology

Premium leather appointed seating, ice-blue ambient lighting and the soft-touch instrument panel makes your ride smoother and more enjoyable.

The first class rear seating in this luxury sedan haves more leg room when compared with Lexus ES 350, Acura TL, and Infiniti G37 sedans.

2011 LACROSSE comes with major advanced technologies like
¤ Rear Seat DVD

¤ Rearview Camera

¤ Parking Assist and

¤ OnStar RemoteLink.
The optional push-button start gives LaCrosse an added advantage. Driver Shift Control along with the 6-speed transmission helps to switch easily from automatic to clutch less manual operation.

LaCrosse is designed with two optional powertrain
  1. 2.4L ECOTEC Direct Injection 4-cylinder engine with eAssist Technology – 25MPG

  2. 3.6L VVT V6 Engine With SIDI - 27MPG

StabiliTrak® with Traction Control monitors the road and steering input to help LaCrosse grip the road when you need it most.

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- Have no blackout dates.
- Have no initial or annual fees.
- The points never expire.
- Can be earned and redeemed on any Washington Deluxe Bus schedule.
- Points are issued automatically.

Using your points for part of a transaction:

If you does not contain sufficient points in account to cover up the whole deal of seats you are purchasing, and you decide to exchange your points at that point, our organization will subtract the points you do have headed for the segment of the journey that it covers from BUS DC TO NYC. You will be incriminated for the outstanding section that you are purchasing only, and you will receive supplementary points for such seats.

Tuesday 8 November 2011

2012 Buick Regal

Its flowing lines and sculpted body gives it an awesome look. The 2012 Regal Turbo features a 2.0L ECOTEC with 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Direct-Injection Engine and Variable Valve Timing.

Regal GS exclusive comes with a 2.0L direct-injected turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

The engine is tuned to deliver 270 hp and 295 lb ft of torque for an estimate of 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds.

Bluetooth connectivity, OnStar Navigation and USB Port are the advanced technologies available in Regal.

The 2012 Regal with eAssist Technology helps you to stretch your fuel even further.

Safety features in 2012 Regal includes air bag protection and Onstar RemoteLink.

Monday 31 October 2011

2012 Chevy Volt

Unlike other electric cars Volt comes with two sources of energy.

Volt also contains an onboard gas generator to generate electricity which gives you a total of 375 miles for full tank of gas.

You can drive either using only electricity or using both electricity and gas. Volt comes with a push start button.

Two interactive LCD screens are there for checking your particular driving style.

Volt is designed with a choice of three driving models:

  • Normal mode enables Volt to drive like a conventional car only more efficiently.

  • Sport mode gives drivers more aggressive feedback and heightened response.

  • Mountain mode maintains a power reserve for climbing long, steep grades.

Volt’s battery can be charged by plugging into a conventional electrical outlet for about 10 hours. You can reduce the charging time for up to 4 hours with the help of a 240V charging station.

Monday 24 October 2011

Chevrolet Sonic's Skydive

Sonic comes with a standard ECOTEC 1.8L I-4 engine with 5-speed manual transmission. Sonic offers special features like:
¤ Hill Start Assist

¤ OnStar®

¤ Flexible cargo space

¤ Bluetooth® wireless technology

¤ Sporty rear door handles

¤ Dual-port grille

Sonic Turbo is the most fun-to-drive car which offers up to 488 highway miles on a single tank of gas with 10 standard air bags.

Sonic offers flexible cargo space with 19 cubic feet and up to 30.7 cubic feet with the folded down rear seats.

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Travelling in reasonable fare is an essential factor

A magnificence bus offers many assistances and it includes free Wi-Fi, upscale buses, power outlets, hygienic bathrooms and on time reaches is what liked nearly all by the industry people who travels frequently.

In case of a business trip from BUS DC TO NY or any places, it is very essential to get Wi-Fi access as big business populace gets instantaneous updates linked to their dealing which acts as an important constituent in their business function.  Regular vacationer gets enormous discounts and thus travelling becomes more pleasing. Seminars, industrialized visits, meetings and several more these terms engenders with the entrepreneurs that is with the business people who often travels to get modernize or to concentrate any imperative certified meetings in that case reaching on time is an indispensable factor.

Another significant benefit in booking tickets for luxurious bus services online is that you can cancel when you experience that, expect you have bought a ticket a few days former than and now unexpectedly locate out that you cannot make the bus travel. Buying online tickets helps you to identify about the different deals provided by the voyage agencies and you can take seize of the deal of your alternative and take delight in bus travelling at a reasonable fare.

All new BMW 3 series 2012

BMW 3 series is the heart of the brand BMW. BMW stands for this 3 series.

BMW has launched the sixth generation 3 series sporty sedan with best in class driving characteristics and high fuel efficiency which we call it as the next generation of efficient dynamics.

Because of the high needs of individuality to the 3 series BMW offers new and stylish lights.

Buyers in the U.S. can look forward to three different trim levels
¤ Sport Line

¤ Luxury Line

¤ Modern Line

Thursday 13 October 2011

Washington DC to NY an outstanding comfortable journey

Travelling in common is an excited task. It is an irritating event commences by many and most citizens get tattered out by the time they reach their particular destination. It is very important to travel in the most relaxed way and that is accurately what every consumer seeks for when he/she is bounce to build a journey. In general people carry out long distance journey’s moreover in trains or air travel or ships or buses.

Technology has permitted us to generate good buses with enormous characteristics and calm. They also provide snacks and drinks which are wide-ranging of the pack up you have chosen. You have seats that can stretch out up to180 degrees and thus you are leap to encompass the most relaxed voyage of your life span.

There are numerous websites that helps in supplying details and bus travels from BUS DC TO NY ups and downs. All you require to do is investigate and find a consistent website, fill in the necessary details such as from spot, destination, and place of pick up, coverage time, number of receipts etc and followed by pay for it with the aid of credit cards online itself.

Tuesday 11 October 2011

2012 Volkswagen Golf R

Golf R usually comes with two or four doors. Both the versions in Golf R is said to have tuned suspension for additional power with bigger brakes inside.

Special features in Golf includes
Hatchback design Provides versatility and load ability
Logo hatch handle Latch to your hatch
BI-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and AFs1 Brighter than halogen or regular filament bulbs
Hot wax flooding Makes the frame of the vehicle so watertight which plays a vital role against Corrosion Perforation
External signal mirrors Integrated turn signals that let drivers on your left or right safely know when you're turning or changing lanes.

Safety features in Golf R includes Crash optimized front end, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Intelligent Crash Response system, 6 airbags with side curtain protection.

Top speed is expected to be 130 mph.

Wednesday 21 September 2011

BMW Vision Connected Drive

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive is designed in such a way to
¤ Interact with the surroundings

¤ Satisfy the customer demands in a natural way

¤ Provide them with the driving experience they never had before.
Numerous sensors monitor the environment in front, behind and on both sides of the vehicle.

The entire front sensing system is integrated into the headlights, the "eyes" of the vehicle, scanning the space ahead. The same applies to the rear.

The functional areas of BMW ConnectedDrive are symbolised on three levels namely Comfort, Safety and Infotainment.

The sensing system for monitoring the space behind the vehicle, including cameras, is integrated into the taillights.

The Infotainment zone defines a communication level between the driver and the passenger.

The Passenger Information Display is mounted in the instrument panel in front of the passenger. When it is inactive, it is invisibly integrated into the instrument panel.

In another ten years, everyday life without the functionality featured in the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive today will be unimaginable.

Thursday 15 September 2011

Desire to Travel from DC to NY- Here is a Great way!

Washington Deluxe bus service is ready to provide you or your group with the finest, safest and most reliable bus service to and from washington and New York. With more than 24 years of experience, our staff is friendly, professional and ready to work one on one with you or your group. With free wifi service it useful to enjoy your travel. Passenger’s safety depends on cleanliness so, we provide you clean and neat washrooms.

We know you have a choice when it comes to selecting a transportation service provider in washington. Our dedication to customer satisfaction and safety is what sets our company apart. With experience comes a greater ability to provide our clients with the flawless service they have come to rely on Washington Deluxe for years. When it comes to traveling between NYC TO DC BUS Cities, we ever guarantee your satisfaction.

Monday 12 September 2011

The New Audi A6

Audi A6 marketed by German automaker Audi AG is now in its fourth generation.

Audi A6 hybrid offers a 2-liter TFSI 211 metric horsepower (155 kW) engine combined with a 54 PS (40 kW) electric motor.

The A6 hybrid is heavier than the regular A6 which claims a top speed of 148 mph.

It is expected that the market launch for the A6 will be there by the mid of 2012.

Tuesday 6 September 2011

Fuel efficient 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

2012 Chevrolet is designed mainly based on the efficient usage of fuel.

The Sonic is two inches narrower, six inches shorter and 500 pounds lighter than the Cruze.

Sonic haves four-cylinder engines with two optional powertrain
¤ 1.8-liter four with about 135 horsepower

¤ Turbocharged 1.4-liter four with 138 horsepower
The Sonic also haves five-speed manual and automatic transmissions paired with the less powerful four, and a six-speed manual on tap for turbo versions.

Friday 26 August 2011

Washington Deluxe bus now high on hygiene

With the recent outbreak of swine flu and other such viral disease, the bus companies have stepped up their effort to keep a hygienic environment so that the passengers can have a healthy and safe travel. These passengers that are often travelling long distances complain about the state of hygiene in the busses which has sometimes been quite troublesome. Therefore Washington Deluxe has doubled their efforts to maintain a cleaner environment to travel in with all their deluxe range busses. This also means that the bathrooms that are available inside the busses for the passengers are well maintained.  What a relief would it be to see toilets as clean as our home ones? Enjoy a hygienic trip to DC and NYC now on!

This is a welcoming change for most travelers as it is quite troublesome to travel long distances without going to the bathroom with the fear of the going there due to its condition. Passengers can now ride with a peace of mind when they know that the busses that they are travelling in have taken that extra effort to be hygienic and clean for their added comfort.

Washington Deluxe Bus
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Tuesday 16 August 2011

All-New 2012 Passat from Volkswagen

All new 2012 Passat is designed mainly based on U.S. people.

Though it is designed by keeping performance in mind, it also helps drivers to be safe on American roads with its standard Intelligent Crash Response system, which
¤ Unlocks your doors,

¤ Shuts off the fuel pump

¤ Turns on the hazard lights in the event of a collision.
2012 Passat protects its passengers with its safety systems, including driver and passenger front and side airbag systems and Side Curtain Protection airbags that help to better protect front seat passengers.

When a collision is detected the Safety belt pretensioner in the safety belt will automatically pulls you in the slack.

Volkswagen also haves the LATCH system in the rear outboard seats to help properly tie a child seat for utmost safety.

ESC, in conjunction with antilock brakes, helps monitor slip of the wheels and the distance the car has rotated and helps to correct spin condition by braking individual wheels.

All-new 2012 Passat gives 43 mpg on the highway, which means you can travel over 795 miles on a single tank.

Monday 8 August 2011

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive

BMW Vision Connected Drive, a two seater roadster is designed with the long bonnet; long wheelbase and the passenger compartment set well back mainly to accelerate the vehicle even at a standstill.

20 inch wheels are designed in such a way that it retains the sporting and dynamic character of the vehicle.

The front of this BMW Vision ConnectedDrive has the usual characteristics of BMW design, with a strong horizontal orientation, stressing width; round headlights have been designed in a flat fashion.

The door concept is the distinctive and notable feature of the exterior of the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive. Two sliding door elements are there
1. Inside

2. Outside
As a central aspect, the vehicle can also be driven by keeping the outer doors open.

Monday 1 August 2011

All-new 2013 Chevy Malibu

All new 2013 Malibu Eco will offer up to 38 MPG highway.

The 2013 Malibu Eco optimizes every drop of fuel with its 2.4L Ecotec direct injection Variable Valve Timing, 4-cylinder engine.

Chevrolet has introduced eAssist technology; a state-of-the-art system that uses power stored in the advanced 115V lithium-ion battery along with a 14kW motor-generator to provide an electrical boost in various driving scenarios, thereby allowing increased fuel economy.

The new Malibu has been unveiled at the Shanghai show. The goal in the U.S. is to make the Chevy Malibu a best-seller again.

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Car

LF-Gh looks pretty and it functions the same as the 2011 GS 450h.

Usual frumpy looks of the GS are replaced with creases and curves that shows out poise and aggression.

Lexus has focused much on its front end by featuring a new grille and headlamp designs.

The Grille is designed by repeating the spindle design that resembles the sports fabric.

The door handles and side mirrors have been “minimized,” Lexus, says, and we don’t believe either adaptation will make it to a production vehicle.

Its dimension and driving layout make us believe that it is the next generation Lexus GS.

The LF-Gh measures 192.5 inches long by 73.6 inches wide, making it about 2.5 inches longer and almost two inches wider than today’s GS450h.

Tuesday 19 July 2011

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Revealed

The Volkswagen Company fully revealed the Coupe at the 2011 New York Auto Show.

The German automaker says that the vehicle's designers were inspired by the lines of the original Beetle.

Volkswagen is planning to offer the 2012 Beetle with a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with around 200 horsepower.

Volkswagen announced that the 2012 Beetle will have a starting MSRP of only $18,995*.

The 2012 Beetle offers a host of premium features like
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Slide and tilt panoramic roof
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • BI-XENON headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Premium Audio System

Volkswagen team says that "All Beetles come with Volkswagen’s advanced Intelligent Crash Response System and all covered under the no-charge, 3-year/36,000-mile scheduled Carefree Maintenance Program".

Tuesday 12 July 2011

Scion FR-S

This is a naturally aspirated 2.0 liter Boxer with a flat four mated for either an automatic transmission or a six-speed manual.

FT-S rides on sharp 20 inch wheels thereby hiding an atrocious set of 18-inch carbon ceramic brake rotors that are fixed to the wheels as like a motorcycle.

Sources say that the FR-S' design is inspired by the legendary Toyota 2000GT.

Monday 4 July 2011

2011 Morgan 3 Wheeler

The Morgan Motor Company fully revealed the Threewheeler at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

In Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Morgan 3 Wheeler is the most remarkable vehicle among all.

The iconic design of the Morgan Threewheeler has been updated with 21st Century technology.

The powertrain is a V Twin fuel injected engine mated to a Mazda 5 speed (and reverse) gearbox.

It is designed like a powerful missile at the front leading to a beetle back tail at the rear.

The bullet shape and the exposed bodywork and aluminium tub are accompanied by the aeroplane profile of the car’s sides.

From the design viewpoint, the focus was set on making the car as close to an aeroplane as possible, while retaining handy extra space for driver, passenger and a hold all in the rear.

A leather padded cockpit along with aircraft instrumentation adds to the sense of flying on the road.

The car is easy to control with a perfect view ahead and to the rear.

Its weight is estimated to be less than 500 kilograms (1,102 lb), the acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) occurs in 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 115 miles per hour (185 km/h).

Tuesday 21 June 2011

Porsche Boxster Spyder

The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engined roadster built by Porsche. The Boxster was Porsche's first road vehicle since the 550 Spyder came into existence.

On 5th of November 2009, Porsche officially announced the creation of a new production Boxster which was exposed at the 2009 Los Angeles Motor Show.

Among the Porsche products, Boxster Spyder will be the lightest Porsche on the market, weighing 2,811 pounds.

The vehicle will ride on a firmer suspension than the other Boxster models and will also be almost one inch lower in order to have firmer handling.

Characteristic design elements of the car includes a manually-operated canvas top, sports bucket seats and two signature humps running along the back of the vehicle. It will offer a six-cylinder boxer engine with
  • 320 horsepower (239 kW; 324 PS)

  • 273 lb ft (370 N m) of torque

The vehicle was released worldwide in February 2010 as a 2011 model.

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Rinspeed sQuba - World's first under water car

The sQuba, developed by Swiss company Rinspeed, is the world's first car that can be driven both on land and under water.
Thirty years after the thriller movie "The Spy Who Loved Me" sQuba is the first car that can actually ‘fly’ under water
sQuba is a zero emission electric vehicle with three electric motors - one for land travel, two for water. Autonomous cruise control system is also there to allow autonomous operation.

On land it is powered by its electric rear-wheel drive powertrain by using rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
Upon entering water, it floats on the surface until the operator floods the interior to submerge it.

It can sink to a depth of 10 metres (33 ft), powered by twin electric-powered propellers supplemented by two Seabob water jets. The car's top speed is

  • On Land - 120 km/h (75 mph)
  • On the surface of water - 6 km/h (3.2 kn; 3.7 mph) 
  • Underwater - 3 km/h (1.6 kn; 1.9 mph)
The open cockpit design is intended to allow the occupants to escape easily in case of emergency. Without occupants, the sQuba will surface automatically. The vehicle's interior is water and salt resistant hence it can be driven in the ocean

Thursday 9 June 2011

Aston Martin One-77

The Aston Martin One-77 is a two-door car built by Aston Martin.

Before being fully revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show the car first appeared at the 2008 Paris Motor Show where the car was covered by a Savile Row tailored skirt all through the show.

The car is also featured in many video games like Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Test Drive Unlimited 2 etc.

The top speed of the car is 220.007 mph i.e. 354.067 km/h with 0–60 mph time of approximately 3.5 seconds.

Monday 6 June 2011

Maruti Suzuki in talks with workers as strike halts production

MUMBAI: Maruti Suzuki said on Monday its management was in talks with workers at its plant in the northern state of Haryana where a strike has disrupted production.

Production at the Manesar plant, which produces about 1200 vehicles a day, has been halted after a section of workers went on strike on Saturday, said a spokesman for Maruti.

Around 800 workers went on strike demanding the recognition of a new union, Maruti Suzuki Employees Union , the spokesman said.

"We are still trying to understand what their grievance is... We've had no discussions with them on this subject ever," R.C. Bhargava, chairman of Maruti Suzuki told television channel NDTV Profit.

Bhargava said the management was in talks with the workers to find a solution, but did not give a timeline as to when the strike was expected to be called off.

At present, the company, 54.2 percent owned by Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp , has one workers' union that is recognized by the management, Maruti Udyog Kamgar Union .

"It's more surprising that one month ahead of the elections this kind of thing should happen," Bhargava said, referring to the existing union's elections to be held next month.

Last year, Maruti Managing Director Shinzo Nakanishi said the company was looking to advance its capacity expansion plans to meet booming demand in the fast-growing south Asian country.

Thursday 5 May 2011

Ferrari offers 7 years free car servicing

MARANELLO, Italy - Those who order a Ferrari California, 458 Italia or FF from an authorised dealership network will be entitled to a free seven-year scheduled maintenance programme.

Genuine Maintenance is Ferrari's exclusive service that ensures that its cars are maintained to the highest standards to meet the company's strict requirements for safety, performance and reliability.

The programme is unique - this is the first time a car manufacturer is offering such cover in an attempt to offer customers maximum peace of mind.

The Genuine Maintenance programme covers each individual vehicle, and thus extends to any eventual subsequent owner during the entire seven-year period.

The programme covers the scheduled maintenance at standard service intervals (20,000km, or once a year, with no restriction on total kilometres) along with the relative original spare parts, engine oil and brake fluid.

The advantage to the owner is the assurance that the vehicle will be subject to regular annual inspection by Ferrari-trained personnel using factory-approved dedicated diagnostic equipment.

This service will be progressively available in all Ferrari markets in the next few months and will involve the global authorised dealership network.

Nissan says it will deliver 20,000 electric cars by September

Nissan announced today at the New York Auto Show that it is on track to deliver 20,000 back-ordered Leaf electric cars despite numerous delays and production concerns.

The company stopped taking pre-orders for the Leaf once it reached 20,000 reservations for the plug-in electric car. The company hit that target in September last year, and has only delivered about 500 Leaf cars to the U.S. to date. That would mean that the company needs to deliver more than 19,000 cars in 4 months to meet its target.

Nissan already has a vote of confidence from the U.S. government. The U.S. Department of Energy expects Nissan to ship around 25,000 Leaf cars by the end of the year. By the DOE report’s account, 300,000 of the expected 1.2 million electric cars in 2015 will be Nissan Leafs, or one of every four electric cars.

Production of the Leaf has been stalled  several times in the past six months, due to a glitch in the air conditioning system and a massive earthquake among other issues. The ambitious electric vehicle has a relatively low (by EV standards) price tag — still a hefty $33,000 — and is designed to attract a wider swath of drivers to the electric car market. It’s labeled by Kelly Blue Book as the first electric car for the masses.

The company said today that the first shipment of Leaf cars produced after the Japanese earthquake would arrive in the United States on April 27. Nissan will re-open reservations for the Leaf for residents in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Washington at the beginning of May.

Nissan also released information about the first 500 Leaf owners’ driving habits. Most Leaf owners drove an average of 7 miles per trip and spent about 2 hours charging the car with a 220-volt charger. Leaf owners are also in the top 15 percent of households with regards to income, according to the report.