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Honda Models Found Most Pothole-proof in UK (Based on Survey)

Based on the survey conducted in UK, Honda cars are found to be the best-equipped to deal with potholes on “UK roads” (Please note: Not Malaysian road. Anyway, we expect the rate will be higher if the survey is conducted in Malaysia).

 

In the details of the survey, only 1.4% of Honda owners emerged to have to make a claim due to suspension or axle damage, which is the lowest follow by Toyota and Hyundai.

 

 

The survey results:-

 

Most resilient brands
1. Honda
2. Toyota
3. Hyundai
4. Nissan
5. Kia
6. Mitsubishi
7. Mini
8. Suzuki
9. Ford
10. Mazda

 

Least resilient brands
1. Chrysler
2. Smart
3. Mercedes-Benz
4. Land Rover
5. Jaguar
6. Saab
7. Fiat
8. BMW
9. Seat
10. Vauxhall

 

According to Duncan McClure Fisher of WarrantyDirect.co.uk, for luxury brands, such as Jaguar, Mercedes and Land Rover all featured in the least-resilient list. He expressed that surprisingly the high-end manufacturers are just as vulnerable, if not more so, than ‘value’ manufacturers.

 

Back to us, what you think about your Honda? Is it pothole-proof as describe as comparing to other manufacturers?

Range Rover Towed Back To Dealer with Donkeys in China

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There is an owner of a 2010 Range Rover in Shenyang, China that is extremely unsatisfied and frustrated with his English SUV. He claimed that he paid 2 million Renminbi (about $304,000) for his Range Rover which broke down 6 times in a year and eventually needed a new engine. When the SUV died on its 7th time, the owner felt enough of it and hired two donkeys to pull his Range Rover back to the dealer and asked for a full refund.

 

Till date, the Land Rover dealer in China is yet agreeing for anything.

Revealed of the 2011 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study by J.D. Power and Associates

JDPower graph 420x0 Revealed of the 2011 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study by J.D. Power and Associates

 

The above is the report from J.D. Power and Associates – 2011 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). The statistics is work based on Problem per 100 Vehicles in North America.

 

Based on the reliability survey ranks Mini last and it is not surprising us that Porsche is more reliable than Toyota. Frankly, the real Porsche is really solid and durable on the road even with regular track day.

 

Automakers that above Industry average standards in US are like Infiniti (luxury brand of Nissan in US), Saab, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Buick, Acura (luxury brand of Honda in US), Toyota, Porsche, Jaguar, Lexus and Lincoln.

 

Automakers that below industry average standards in US are like Smart, Chevrolet, Volvo, Subaru, Kia, Audi, BMW, Scion (slightly economical brand of Toyota), Ram, Mazda, Nissan, GMC, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Volkswagen, Chrysler, Dodge, Land Rover, Jeep and MINI.

 

Cars that below industry average standards that did not surprise us are like BMW, Chevrolet, Land Rover and Kia. But we are doubtful that why Volkswagen and Volvo are under that category. Maybe FastMotoring shall conduct one survey in Malaysia to share with our valued readers.

MERIDIAN AUDIO – New Evoque showcases all-British partnership between Meridian Audio and Range Rover


The all-new Range Rover Evoque, which debuts today in five-door form at the Los Angeles Auto Show, is the first vehicle to showcase Range Rover’s new partnership with Meridian Audio, Britain’s leading specialist manufacturer of high-end audio and video entertainment equipment.


All upcoming Range Rover models will eventually use sound and entertainment systems developed in conjunction with Meridian, the Cambridgeshire-based company that is recognised as a world innovator in digital audio. The in-car audio systems will match the sound quality of Meridian’s high-end home entertainment, says Bob Stuart, Meridian Co-Founder and Chief  Technical Officer. Cars do provide a uniquely challenging environment,’ says Mr Stuart. We believe that the hi-fi systems used in the next generation of Range Rovers will set new standards in automotive in-car entertainment. The Evoque’s audio system will thus not only be class leading, it will offer one of the finest musical experiences available anywhere.


It is very satisfying to see two great British brands work together to produce something which we believe is truly world leading,’ says Mr Stuart.


The Range Rover Evoque debuted in coup© form at the Paris Motor Show in late September, and deliveries of both coup© and five-door models – both using Meridian developed audio systems – commence late summer 2011. In car entertainment is hugely important in the luxury vehicle market,’ says Phil Popham, Managing Director of Land Rover. We need the best possible technical partner. We chose Meridian for its exceptional quality. Working jointly on the tuning of the Evoque’s in-car acoustic environment enabled two renowned British marques to combine their expertise and knowledge, ultimately delivering one of the most powerful listening experiences to our Range Rover customers.’


The Evoque will be available with two high-end Meridian sound systems both specially developed for the sporty new small Range Rover: a powerful 380W 13-speaker arrangement and a top-of-the-range 825W 19-speaker system, using full surround sound. Both offer amazingly sharp, crystal clear quality. Their RMS (average) power outputs are based on the 0.2 percent Total Harmonic Distortion with Noise (THD+N) rating.


State-of-the-art amplifiers incorporate Meridian’s latest digital processing technology to ensure perfectly optimised sound quality, while both systems feature branded Meridian high-efficiency speakers with lightweight neodymium rare earth magnets for exceptional clarity and dynamics.


The speakers were specially designed and developed for the Evoque. The bass and mid-range speakers use mica-filled cones made from polypropylene, a very stable material ideally suited to automotive use. The mica filler improves the damping of the polypropylene, improving frequency response. The tweeter uses an ultra-light aluminium alloy dome to maximize efficiency and provides extended high-frequency performance.


Range Rover and Meridian audio specialists have also applied the sophisticated Meridian Trifield surround staging technology, along with Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS Neo 6. In addition, the Audyssey MultEQ XT audio tuning system digitally corrects any imperfections created by the cabin environment to deliver accurate, enveloping and distortion-free sound for all seating positions.


To compete the entertainment options, the Range Rover Evoque is also available with digital and satellite TV, DVD playback capability, a hard drive virtual 10 CD multiplayer and DAB/FM/AM/Sirius tuners with a high performance twin antennae system.


For rear-seat passengers, there is a comprehensive entertainment package that features full eight-inch video screens in the front headrests, a dedicated touchscreen remote control and state-of-the-art digital infra-red wireless headphones that provide stunning DVD-level sound quality.


For automotive queries on Meridian Audio please contact:

Simon Wittenberg
[email protected]
Phone: +44 (0) 207 491 9934

2012 Range Rover Evoque to be reveal in 2010 Paris Motor Show

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During this coming Paris Motor Show, Land Rover will reveal its production version of 2012 Range Rover Evoque.


Under the hood of the Evoque, it is a 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine that produces 240hp and mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Electric power steering (EPS) come as standard, a regenerative electrical system captures energy when this SUV get hauled down and a MagneRide adaptive dynamics suspension.


Inside the car, it received some influences that inherit from the Range Rover Sport and Jaguar as well. Particularly the rotary gear transmission selector and leather seats on the Evoque.


Exterior of the car comes with 3 options: Pure, Prestige and Dynamic. The Pure’ option comes with 19-inch wheels and standard brushed metal trim. The Prestige’ option come with a special touch on exterior and interior paired with exclusive 19-inch wheels. For the Dynamic’ option which is the highest option in this model, it comes with 19 or 20-inch wheels plus a reworked bodykit, sportier cabin with perforated leather seats.


Video Gallery: 2012 Range Rover Evoque


 



Photo Gallery: 2012 Range Rover Evoque