Minggu, 04 Oktober 2015

2016 Toyota Prius Changes

It’s a surprising move for Toyota since it will be the first ever that the Japanese carmaker will be launching a vehicle in the Sin City. But many motoring experts believe that the decision of Toyota to unravel a 2016 Prius this month has something to do with the plans of Tesla Motors to launch its Model X late this month as well.
It has been previously reported that Toyota will be launching the 2016 Prius before the end of the year. While September 8 is technically before the end of the year, nobody was expecting that the launching could happen soon enough.
However, the launching event in Las Vegas on September 8 is a media only affair so it is possible that Toyota may be planning be a bigger roll-out event before the end of the year, notes Digital Trends.
Next era of an icon
Toyota refers to its 2016 Toyota Prius as the next era of an icon. In a statement announcing the media launch of its next hybrid on September 8, Toyota said that it is pulling all stops for the exclusive event to celebrate the future of Prius in a truly spectacular way that will be anything but expected.
The teaser photo unveiled by Toyota showed a black background with a bright-red squiggle that is likely the car’s taillight profile, details the Green Car Reports.
Photos of two different 2016 Prius were leaked late last month – one featuring silver, and the other one is dark gray – by a Malaysian Prius owner on Facebook and it went viral all over the world.
Given that the exterior design of the 2016 Toyota Prius was already made in public, it would be interesting to see how much information will Toyota release during the media event on September 8 in Las Vegas as reports have it that the Japanese carmaker will not be providing test driving opportunity at the event.
More shimmering profile
While the 2016 Toyota Prius will be launched on September 8, the hybrid will be released to the retail markets a few weeks or months after. It is expected that the hybrid vehicle shall have a more lustrous and shimmering profile than its predecessor.
The 2016 Toyota Prius is also one of the first Toyota vehicles to make use of the Toyota New Global Architecture for a lower center of gravity and improved handling. The base model of the Prius will have the staple nickel-metal-hydride battery pack while the premium model might house a lithium-ion battery. The vehicle will also come with an all-wheel drive option.
It is evident that a new Prius is forthcoming because the current range of the Toyota Prius hybrid cars has received significant discounts to keep its sales up even as the lineup ages and gas prices remain low.
Accordingly the Toyota Prius V in San Francisco is getting a regional discount of as much as $4,000, which is far higher than the $2,750 price cut offered by the Japanese carmaker on the vehicle in July.
The overall discount includes a $2,500 rebate and a $1,500 bonus offer for buyers in San Francisco and its environs.
2016 toyota prius
The rebates in most other regions remain largely unchanged, particularly the $1,500 discount in Los Angeles, where there is a huge demand for the hybrid vehicle.
The hybrid vehicle segment has been on the decline as of late because of falling fuel prices and the rising efficiency of conventional gasoline cars, not to mention the advent of fully-electric vehicles.

Kamis, 11 Desember 2014

2015 Subaru Crosstrek Specs Release date and Concept

The 2015 Subaru Crosstrek is a tiny hatchback with a perspective, combining some additional capability with effective engines and typical all-wheel drive. The 2015 XV Crosstrek is Subaru's compact pseudo-crossover. It's based on the Impreza hatchback-- a version of it, truly-- offering improved ground clearance, suspension as well as mechanical changes, as well as a rough-and-tumble look with flared fenders and also an incorporated roofing rack.

The 2015 Subaru Crosstrek has a ramped-up, rugged look that's surprisingly various in posture from its Impreza hatchback base. Yet with the exception of some added noise and also even more obscure on-road actions, it still handles pretty much like an auto-- and it offers versatile and also outstanding payload capacity for ski gear, camping supplies, or merely grocery stores and also various other daily freight.

Ground clearance is raised to 8.7 inches, as well as the 2015 Subaru Crosstrek has even more engine air conditioning, a bigger gas container, some suspension and also structural reinforcements, and good strategy as well as departure angles (18 levels and virtually 28 levels, specifically). The typical XV Crosstrek has a 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter flat-four engine paired either with a five-speed handbook gearbox or Subaru's Lineartronic constantly changeable transmission (CVT).

The Crosstrek Hybrid is Subaru's very first gas-electric initiative. The system just includes a mile mileage increase-- it's a mild-hybrid system that only starts at 40 miles per hour or less. However the genuine attraction of the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid version is an extensive list of upgrades to its suspension as well as sound insulation that make it a substantially a lot more pleasant auto in which to hang around compared to the noisy, sometimes roaming traditional Crosstrek.

Here 50 miles per hour, handling is incredibly active, and the Crosstrek trips well as well as takes in harshness from trails and also gravel roads with excellent proficiency. It's not specifically fast, with less than 150 hp moving greater than 3,200 pounds for a fully-loaded Crosstrek Limited. The five-speed handbook feels more agile, versus a periodic lag in power shipment with the CVT.

The log cabin of the 2015 Subaru Crosstrek is greatly the very same as the Impreza, with some adjustments to materials, meaning grownups can obtain in as well as out of all 4 doors, as well as 4 of them will match great front as well as back. Crosstrek models come ranked to tow up to 1,500 pounds, too. Products and also trims are only standard for this cost range, though, maybe suitable Subaru's practical picture.

The hybrid enhances on that a bit, at a consolidated 31 mpg ranking (28 mpg city, 34 mpg freeway)-- not as much as hybrid customers may expect-- although we fell short to see any real-world improvement over the CVT-equipped Crosstrek in a road test of nearly 500 miles.

The 2015 Subaru Crosstrek is a little hatchback with a perspective, integrating some extra ability with reliable engines as well as common all-wheel drive. The 2015 XV Crosstrek is Subaru's compact pseudo-crossover. The real appeal of the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid version is a lengthy listing of upgrades to its suspension and also sound insulation that make it a considerably much more enjoyable car in which to spend time compared to the loud, occasionally straying standard Crosstrek.