Volkswagen Up! Lite Diesel-Electric Hybrid Concept Revealed at the 2009 LA Auto Show

7 12 2009

The new Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept has revealed at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. The VW company say it’s the most fuel-efficient car in the world. The Up! Lite is sincerely a precise wing of the L1 Concept that has unveiled in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new VW Up! Lite Concept powered by two sources. The first is a 2-cylinder 0.8-litre TDI engine making 38kW (51hp) at 4,000rpm and 120Nm between 1,800rpm and 2,250rpm. The other is a 10kW (14hp) electric motor working with a lithium-ion battery. Together they produce a 65hp.

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New Ford Police Interceptor Law Enforcement Car in Development (photos)

18 11 2009

Ford decided to replace in the future the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor with an all-new model in 2011. Company meaning to fix everything that is erroneous with the present Crown Vic and promises the new sculpt will be sooner, more fuel-efficient, and safer.

While Ford has typically dominated the law enforcement segment in the US (with unevenly 75% of entirety sales), the redesigned Police Interceptor will face new competition from Carbon Motor’s E7 and the lately-announced Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV).

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Subaru WRX STI TRAX: Snow Truck with 400HP prepared for SEMA Show (photos and video)

4 11 2009

The 400HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI TRAX with snowfall tracks will be unveiled at the 2009 SEMA Auto Show. Based on a revive-prepped 2009 WRX STI, the TRAX was built by Vermont SportsCar for SRT USA driver Ken Block. Despite the Mattracks rubber track system, the car is near duplicate to Block’s #43 SRT USA competition STI.

Subaru WRX STI TRAX concept img_1 | AutoWorld

Vermont SportsCar started with a carry Impreza WRX STI and then gutted the interior, “faded the shell and then quite joint-welded it for added depth,” and installed a multipoint steel spin crate. After this was determined, the troupe added RECARO SPA ProRacer competition sport seats, carbon strand door panels, and an onboard fire suppression order. Other goodies contain a Yakima FatCat 4 Snowboard Rack, a Yakima Landing Pad rack support, and DC Shoes XFB-C Snowboards.

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New 2011 Subaru Coupe 216A: First Details and Speculative Renderings Appear (photos)

28 10 2009

After collaborating of two Japanese automakers on building a new sports vehicle, Toyota unveiled the FT-86 Concept car at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, but Subaru‘s interpretation is still under wraps.

2011 Subaru Coupe renderings img_2 | AutoWorld

The engine which was previously speculated to be a 2.0-litre turbo warrior making about 118kW (160hp). Indeed it is the revised 2.0-litre turbo from moreover the Impreza 2.0 GT or the WRX STI. However, energy is rumoured to be around 184kW (250hp) with a probable STI type making 227kW (308hp).

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New Toyota FT-86 Concept Previewed ahead of Tokyo Motor Show (details and photos)

14 10 2009

Toyota and Subaru have been collaborating on a jointly developed sport coupe model. Previously, we have seen some renderings and first information of this sports car and now, we get a preview of the FT-86 Concept, which will be debut at the 2009  Tokyo Motor Show.

Toyota FT-86 Concept img_1 | AutoWorld

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The sport vehicle’s dimensions are honestly compact with a length of 4,16 meters and a height of 1,26 m (width and wheelbase are 1,76 and 2,57 meters, respectively) and a low midpoint of gravity. The FT-86 was formed by Toyota’s Europe Design Development and it’s objective was to alter a car with a “functional function” target theme.

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New Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept Revealed Ahead of Tokyo Motor Show

13 10 2009

Subaru has introduced the newest Hybrid Tourer Concept that will be debut at the upcoming 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept powered by a hybrid engine that combines a 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo petrol engine and the Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system with an electric motor at each axle and a high-performance lithium battery.

Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept img_7 | AutoWorld

UPDATED: with new photos

Power is primarily provided by the boxer engine that is connected to a new generation Lineatronic CVT (continually variable transmission). According to Subaru, at outset-up and awfully low speeds, the 20kW / 27HP rear thrilling motor can move the vehicle on its own while during acceleration, it kicks into give an additional energy boost to the petrol engine.

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Renault Zero Emission Z.E. Lineup at Frankfurt 2009: Fluence, Zoe, Kango and Twizy Concepts (photos and video)

17 09 2009

This year Renault introduced four new concept cars at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: Fluence Z.E., Zoe Z.E., Kango Z.E. and Twizy Z.E. All of them are “zero emission” vehicles and use similar technology to the Nissan Leaf EV.

Renault "Zero Emission" Concepts at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show | AutoWorld

These concepts are an all-electric and can travel for 160 kilometers on a single charge. Once the battery is dried up, the battery can be charged using three different methods: a standard charge that takes between four and eight hours, a quick charge which is done in only 20 minutes or alternitavely, through the automated ‘Quickdrop’ system that removes and replaces the batteries in just three minutes. Solar paneling is also built in, to reduce the need for electricity from the grid. We will try to make a small overview of these cars.

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