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The car was said to be targeted at young, fun loving buyers wîth its blend of international design and engineering. The design was a collaborative effort between GM and Bertone Design in Turin, Italy. The front-wheel drive car was built upon an Opel platform and powered by Opel's 1.8-liter Ecotech turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. . The roof featured twin targa tops made of carbon fiber that snap off and could be stowed behind the rear seats. The rear window retracted into the space behind the rear seats, as well. The interior had room for four passengers and featured an "Info Ring" instrument panel wîth reconfigurable displays. It was inspired by Palm Pilot and other hand held devices and intended to replace the traditional knobs and gauges found on an instrument panel, center console and overhead console. Ten buttons around the top edge of the display allowed the driver to toggle smoothly from one function to the next.Source -
|VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PASSAT 1.8T MODELS, CELEBRATES TURBO DIRECT-INJECTION ENGINE LEADERSHIP|
|Passat 1.8T priced from $20,895 for S model: gains 3 mpg on EPA highway estimated fuel economy over outgoing 2.5 model Herndon, VA - Having launched the new EA888 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine in the Jetta lineup and in the Passat 1.8T SEL Premium, Volkswagen of America has announced pricing for the remainder of the Passat 1.8T lineup—the 1.8T S, 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition, 1.8T SE, 1.8T SE with Sunroof, and 1.8T SE with Sunroof and Navigation. The ba...[Read more...]|
|VOLKSWAGEN'S NEW TURBO ENGINES AND 2015 GOLF ON DISPLAY AT THE SEMA SHOW|
|Tuned Jetta sedans featuring new EA888 turbocharged TSI® engines on display in Las Vegas; First North American tuned seventh-generation Golf debuts before market launch in 2014 Las Vegas, NV - With U.S. sales having more than doubled since 2009, Volkswagen continues its march to sustainable growth with the brand's most compelling lineup in its history and plans to add several exciting new products and innovations in the near future. Two significant enhancements to the VW lineup...[Read more...]|
|STANDARD STOP/START MAKES 2014 CHEVY MALIBU MORE EFFICIENT|
|• Segment-first standard system contributes to 14 percent jump in city mpg|
DETROIT – The 2014 Malibu ECO is the first in its segment with a standard engine featuring fuel-saving stop/start technology. It shuts down the engine in certain driving conditions to reduce fuel consumption. Stop/start and other technologies in the Malibu's new 2.5L intake valve lift control, or iVLC, powertrain, include direct injection, variable valve lift control and a new six-speed automatic trans...[Read more...]
|Chevy Indycar Engine Offers Promise For passenger Cars|
|The unbeaten track performance of the new Chevrolet IndyCar V-6 engine is bringing acclaim to the engineers who created it and hope for its significant technology to find its way into passenger cars. Engineers Mark Kent and Matt Wiles, along with Steve Miller and Steve O'Connor from Ilmor Engineering, took home the 46th annual BorgWarner Louis Schwitzer Award on Monday for their work on the Chevrolet IndyCar V-6 engine. The award recognizes individuals for innovation and engineering excellen...[Read more...]|
|TMC Launches Redesigned Corolla Series in Japan|
|Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces the launch in Japan today of the redesigned 'Corolla Axio' sedan and ''Corolla Fielder'*1 station wagon. The vehicles will be sold across Japan through 'Toyota Corolla' dealers. Since its debut in 1966, the Corolla has been designed to prioritize peace of mind, practicality, and ease of use with the aim of creating value that adapts to the times. The Corolla has become a favorite of consumers around the world, with cumulative global sales exceeding ...[Read more...]|
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