Packaged into the V60 wagon, the diesel hybrid packs a combination of two distinct drivetrains that so far no automaker in the industry has dared to attempt. Volvo (the caravan’s best friend) however, thinks that they’ve come up with a design that can allow the two to work separately or in conjunction with one another.
Petrolheads amongst you, if you have a Range Rover yourself, its most likely you’ll have been happily cruising your four-wheel drive vehicle on even the most difficult of roads while most of us struggle desperately through the pathetically thin layer of snow and ice during the holidays.
But since when have we men ever said power was too much? Project Kahn and Cosworth – two British tuners that have been working together for the past couple of years have recently tweaked the already highly capable and luxurious Range Rover Sport (4.4-liter V8 diesel).
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CNET takes the new 2010 Audi A3 TDI, the smallest yet one of the most eco-friendly Audi vehicles for a quick spin.
Unlike the Volkswagen Up Lite concept which is equally very eco-friendly, Audi’s new diesel A3 is in fact a production car and realistic! Audi first announced the addition of the new 1.6 TDI model to the A3 lineup over in Europe during September and now it’s available to order in the UK. The newest A3 features the VW group’s latest 1.6 liter common rail injected four cylinder diesel powerplant. In the A3, this engine combines with several other tweaks – including brake energy regeneration and automatic start-stop. As a result, this new technology gives the new A3 TDI a CO2 rating of just 99 g/km and mileage of 61.9 mpg combined.
Volkswagen has debuted its Up! Lite concept car at the 2009 LA Auto Show. It looks very cool, metallic and looks to sport quite abit of tech on the inside too. With four seats, the Up! Lite offers enough room for young couples and their dog (or two children), but its strange these days why automakers can’t put in another seat to make it a five seater.
Citroen announced plans earlier last week to revive the DS nameplate for a line of mid-range premium models based on the new C3, C4 and C5. They decided that they could no longer wait for the Geneva Motor Show debut of the new Citroen DS3 and published a few images of the concept a few weeks early and rightly so I can understand why!