Experts are saying the adoption of EVs may be derailed by the high cost of building the infrastructure to support them. Chrysler announced an agreement with parts supplier Magneti Marelli and Shell Lubricants that will allow its dealers to service competitors' vehicles. Volkswagen is introducing a new commercial van for the UK market. All that and more, plus guest host Christie Schweinsberg fills us in on the 2011 Ward's Auto Interiors Conference.
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Toyota will run at 50 percent capacity at all of its plants in Japan for nearly a month starting in May due to supply shortages. Chevy just announced a lineup of aftermarket parts for the Sonic called Z-Spec accessories. Ford plans to introduce 15 new vehicles and double the size of its dealer network in China by 2015. All that and more, plus guest host Murray Feldman from Fox 2 News, Detroit shares his thoughts on whether or not the growth in the auto industry is too much, too soon.
Lexus LF-Gh Concept - Autoline Daily 620
Detroit automakers are having trouble delivering new vehicles by rail due to a shortage of freight cars and delays are taking anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Chrysler is developing compressed natural gas vehicles that could go on sale by 2017 in the U.S. Lexus revealed its LF-Gh hybrid concept before its debut at the New York Auto show next week. All that and more, plus guest host Rod Meloni from WDIV Local 4 News, Detroit answers your questions and comments in the "You Said It!" segment.
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Toyota, Nissan and Honda now have all their plants in Japan up and running but only at half capacity. Nissan revealed a race car that's powered by the same EV technology as the LEAF, called the LEAF NISMO RC. Mazda announced that its crossover concept, the MINAGI, which debuted at this year's Geneva Motor Show, will be called the CX-5 when it goes on sale next year. All that and more, plus a look at the redesigned Beetle that Volkswagen just unveiled at the auto shows in both Shanghai and New York.
Antonov Will Buy Saab Assets - Autoline Daily 618
A company owned by Russian billionaire Vladimir Antonov will purchase Saab assets from Spyker and then lease it back to the company. New fuel economy mandates are spurring automakers and suppliers to develop more fuel efficient powertrains and as a result they are hiring hundreds of engineers. Ford is using a nylon-based resin that's made from 100 percent recycled carpeting to make plastic cam-covers for some of its engines. All that and more, plus guest host Scott Burgess from the Detroit News, explains why he resigned and went back to the newspaper.
Nissan GT-R vs. Hennesey Cadillac Escalade
Godzilla vs 6,000 lb. SUV: See what happens when a 2011 Nissan GT-R races the HPE1000 Twin turbo Cadillac Escalade. +1.979.885.1300 http://www.HennesseyPerformance.com http://www.TunerSchool.com
2012 Lexus LFA Road Trip: LFA vs. GT-R
Let's close the road and have an old-fashioned drag race - the 2012 Lexus LFA vs. the 2012 Nissan GT-R.
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Тестируем Cadillac Escalade Supercharged (2012) + Review (2010)
Ролик начали с архивного выпуска 2010 года, который снимался для ТВ, он ориентировался на широкие массы, поэтому людям "в теме" покажется детским садом (до сих пор не понимаю как можно было эту хрень с "пииис" отмочить), если обзор не интересен, то сразу перескакивайте на 10-ю минуту ролика!
Летом устроили сравнительные заезды двух "слонов", попутно приводили чарчжер-кит в рабочее состояние! С одной стороны практически "стоковый", но очень живой Эскалэйд 2008-го года (выпуск без катализаторов + прошивка, 14.8-15.0\ 402м), а с другой "Platinum" 2011-го, но с Intercooled Supercharger System by "Magna Charger" (TVS1900), дающей приблизительно 523-527 л.с. на выходе! Для заметки, заводской "бегемот" 403 л.с. и проходит "квотер" за 15.9-16.2 (всё пробовали самостоятельно, никаких фантазий). Надеюсь вам понравится и будет интересно наглядно посмотреть эффект от установки "кита"!
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2012 Navigator vs. Escalade
In a clash of the titans, Peter Bleakney puts the 2012 Lincoln Navigator up against the Cadillac Escalade.
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2013 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Start Up and Review 6.2 L V8
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Start up and Review of the 2013 Cadillac Escalade
Powertrains: 6.2 L V8 with 6-Speed Automatic 4X2 or 4X4
Features: Leather Seats, Power Windows, Mirrors, and Door Lokcs, Memory Seat(s), Powered Seat(s), Sunroof, Garage Home Link, Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror, Power Outlet(s), Navigation System, AM/FM/CD Stereo System, Satellite Radio, Blind Spot Monitoring, Cruise Control, Heated Steering Wheel, Power Tilt Steering Wheel, Tri-Zone Climate Control, Heated Seats, Cooled Seats, Heated/Cooled Cup Holders, USB Ports, AUX Input
BASE ENGINE SIZE 6.2 L
CAM TYPE Overhead valves (OHV)
CYLINDERS V8 VALVES 16
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 417 ft-lbs. @ 4300 rpm
horsepower 403 hp @ 5700 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 39.0 ft.
Weights and Capacities
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY** 8300 lbs.
MAXIMUM PAYLOAD** 1573 lbs.
GROSS WEIGHT 7100 lbs.
DRAG COEFFICIENT 0.36 Cd
CURB WEIGHT 5527 lbs.
ANGLE OF APPROACH 16.0 degrees
ANGLE OF DEPARTURE 21.7 degrees
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 16.9 cu.ft.
MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 108.9 cu.ft.
FUEL TYPE Flex-fuel (FFV)
FUEL TYPE Flex-fuel (premium unleaded recommended/E85)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 26.0 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 364.0/468.0 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 14/18 mpg
Competitors: Lincoln Navigator, Infiniti QX56, Lexus LX, Lexus GX, Mercedes Gl
2011 Dodge Avenger Mopar Rally Car
When we think of rally cars, the Subaru Impreza and Ford Focus immediately come to mind. At no point does the Dodge Avenger enter our thoughts, but that didn't stop Team Pentastar from building its own dirt-ready rally sedan.
Chrysler wanted to celebrate a new business partnership with Fiat subsidiary Magneti Marelli by building a collaborative vehicle that combines the talents of the Italian components maker and Chrysler's iconic Mopar team. The result is an Avenger that can handle more than America's urban jungle.
Magneti Marelli and Mopar spent a few weeks modifying a stock Avenger Heat with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 underhood. The Avenger chassis remains intact, but a Magneti Marelli suspension was added for improved handling, lowering the Avenger by 1.5 inches. Brakes were upgraded to include 14.25-inch front rotors and 13.5-inch rear rotors, and a rear brake rally package with a hand-operated brake was included.
And you can't have a rally car with stock power, so the teams added a Mopar cold-air intake, Cat-Black Exhaust with Magneti Marelli tips and a high-performance Engine Control Unit. The result of these changes is a V6 with at least 300 horsepower. That's not a monumental increase over the standard 283 horsepower, and the six-sped autostick transmission is stock, though unique paddle-gear shifts were added, along with a Mopar/Magneti Marelli shift knob. Finally, a tower-to-tower cross-car brace was added for stability.