Just 2 hours ago, Toyota USA published a teaser for the latest Toyota’s Furia Concept at YouTube. The Furia Concept model will be displaying at the 2013 Detroit auto show. Basically, we can see it’s a orange colour sedan with a carbon fibre trunk lip. That’s all we know for now until the full details are released in a week time.
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The new 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid recently premiered at 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
It’s the first hybrid model with a 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with a 27hp electric motor and 7-speed DSG transmission. The new Jetta hybrid can be switched into pure electric mode at the simple push of just one button. The Jetta Hybrid produces 110kW (150hp) and 184 lb-ft (249Nm) of torque between 1400 rpm and 3500 rpm. The Jetta Hybrid will become available in North America in 2012.
According to Volkswagen, the new Jetta hybrid will be “competitively priced with other compact hybrids”. The Jetta Hybrid may be the first hybrid to use a 7-speed dual-clutch (DSG) transmission, but the way the clutch decouples the engine from the drivetrain when the car is using just the battery for power or coasting is similar to how the Porsche hybrids do it.
Photo Gallery: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
The wait is finally over. Lexus has revealed its new concept vehicle ahead of the official at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The 2+2 sport coupe concept is to be called LF-LC. The LF-LC will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 10, 2012. In our first glance, the conceptual model looks similar to Toyota 86 (GT 86).
Anyway, conceived as an exercise to explore the future of Lexus design, the LF-LC was created at the company’s Calty design studio in Newport Beach, California.
Photo Gallery: Lexus LF-LC Sport Coupe Concept
Honda Civic Sedan and Civic Si Coupe has make their debut in the North American International Show today, this two models will go on sale in spring which means is around April 2011. While the models is pretty much confirm to be America only model, there will be some inheritance that we would expect to see later from the Japanese version of Honda Civic model.
Honda has a good record in transforming concept cars to production car. We believe these pictures here will be mild differences as compare to those new Civics on the road in coming months. The exterior of the 2012 Honda Civic sedan is similar to the current generation of Civic. Some may think that this is a facelift model. The new front gives a meaner fascia.
As for the back of the new Civic, we see whole lot differences. However the tail light some what looks like ripped of from the first batch of Honda City previous generation.
Honda never fail to give us a futuristic interior, the 2 layer dashboard will be again incorporated but in a more futuristic and stylish manner, the buttons and controls are curve to be more driver oriented.
As for the Honda Civic Si Coupe, it is pretty influence by today’s Accord coupe. Positioned as a more sportier car than the sedan version, the Civic Si has 2 doors. The front lower middle part of bumper differs from the Civic Sedan version. The real deal happens behind of the new Honda Civic coupe, a curvier roof line and a centred exhaust with a diffuser styled rear bumper caught our attention. The rear of the Civic Si Coupe looks much sportier than the sedan Civic.
There will be Honda Civic hybrid version and to increase the range of the electric powered – lithium ion battery cell wil be incorporated as well as the Eco-Assist system will be available in most of the Civic models.
With this launch of the Honda Civic in America, this gives us some clue of how would the Japanese version would be. We predict some what the side body works will be pretty much similar. The upcoming JDM version of Honda Civic will likely incorporate some styling front of the Honda Insight and a different rear styling including the bumper and rear lights as compare to the US version of Honda Civic 2012.
Watch the Presentation of Honda Civic for the US.
Remember the Toyota Prius Puzzle Teaser that posted on end of last year? Now, the car is revealed in the 2011 Detroit Motor Show. The car is named as Toyota Prius V.
The Prius V is 5 inches longer and an inch wider than the on-going Prius with the same 1.8-liter four cylinder hybrid powerplant. Of course, the Prius V is not capable to match the original Prius for its fuel efficiency.
Prius v will combine Entune with a standard Display Audio system rich with dynamic entertainment and communication features. The system will include HD Radio with iTunes tagging for future purchase; XM radio, weather, sports, stocks and local fuel pricing; Bluetooth hands-free phone and wireless audio; and full iPod integration including music and video.
A new evolution in hybrid vehicles with excellent cargo space and Prius’ heritage of environmental performance and fuel economy, the 2012 Prius V will go on sale in 3rd quarter of 2011.
2012 Toyota Prius V – Preliminary Specifications
Powertrain: 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with VVT-i engine
Engine: 98 hp @ 5,200 rpm / torque: 105 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Electric motor: Permanent magnet synchronous motor Electric motor Power output: 80 hp/153 lb-ft torque Hybrid system
Combined net horsepower: 134 hp
Emission rating: SULEV/Tier 2 Bin 3
Drive System: Front-wheel-drive
Hybrid battery pack: Nickel-metal hydride
Estimated fuel economy: 42 mpg city/38 mpg hwy/ 40 mpg comb.
Overall Length: 181.7
Overall Width: 69.9
Overall Height: 62.0
Ground clearance: 5.7
Coefficient of Drag: 0.29
Wheels: 16-inch alloy wheels 17-inch alloy wheels (optional)
Tire Size: 16-inch: 205/60R16 17-inch: 215/50R17 (optional)
Seating Capacity: 5
EPA class rating: Midsize Station Wagon
Photo Gallery: 2012 Toyota Prius V