Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Subaru Forester 2013

 Subaru the Japanese manufacturer well known for its use of the boxer engine layout in most of its vehicles above 1500 cc as well as its use of the all wheel drive drive-train layout since 1972 . The punch line of  Subaru : “Confidence in motion”
Let we see that the Confidence in motion with new 2013 Subaru Forester. The Forester could be credited as the original formulator of the car-based crossover SUV. The United States Auto Club compare its All-wheel Drive System with the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V Real time 4WD, Toyota RAV4, and  Nissan Rogue Intuitive AWD and forester won the match . Watch this video clip below.

To recap, there are two Forester models: the 2.5i  , which gets a carry-over, 170-hp 2.5-liter flat-four, and the 2.0XT, which gets a new 250-hp turbocharged flat-four based on the BRZ’s naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine. The 2.5i comes in base, Premium, Limited, and Touring versions; the 2.0XT comes only in Premium or Touring guise. A six-speed manual is restricted to the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium and replaces a five-cog unit; all other Foresters get a CVT in place of the outgoing car’s four-speed automatic. We were set loose on paved and unpaved back roads in rural Arizona in a Forester 2.5i Premium manual, a 2.5i Touring, and a 2.0XT Premium.
the 2.5i’s all-new unit isn’t bad, and the way it oozes the Forester down the road while keeping engine revs low seems like a win for the average crossover shopper.
The 2.0XT’s turbo four is quick, and while no manual transmission is offered, the model at least offers three drive modes. Intelligent mode utilizes normal throttle and transmission responses for daily driving. Sport mode enlivens throttle response and offers six driver-selectable forward gear ratios when he uses the lever or steering-wheel paddles to actuate shifts. Sport Sharp further enlivens engine response and switches the CVT to a pseudo-eight-speed automatic; the eight fake gears are also selectable via lever or paddles.

 SUBARU BOXER Engine. Flat. Smooth. Smart.

Drawn from a century of intelligent performance, the horizontal layout of the SUBARU BOXER engine combines balance with power and efficiency. And every Subaru comes with a SUBARU BOXER engine.

Horizontal Design

Like the jabs of a boxer, where the engine got its name, the SUBARU BOXER  layout allows the engine to be positioned in-line with the drivetrain for maximum transfer of power. Many other engines are transverse, or turned perpendicular, and can require additional drivetrain components to transfer power, reducing vehicle efficiency.
The punch-counterpunch movements of the boxer's pistons cancel out each other for a smoother running engine without having to use additional components to counteract them as in many in-line and V-type engines.

Low Profile

With pistons moving horizontally, the SUBARU BOXER  engine has a flat, low profile, almost perfectly symmetrical, for a well-balanced vehicle. Its low profile can provide a lower center of gravity than other designs, helping provide quick handling response and flat, confident cornering.
 Exterior Features
·         Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
·         Available 4-cylinder and turbocharged 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER  engines
·         Up to 8.9 inches of ground clearance
·         Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
·         Available High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
Interior Features

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

SsangYong Rexton

SsangYong  entered with third generation Rexton in Indian market when it was launched by Mahindra & Mahindra.. The Rexton SUV is priced at Rs 17.67 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) for manual transmission (RX5 version) and Rs 19.67 lakh for automatic transmission (RX7) and is designed and developed by SsangYong in Korea, the sports utility vehicle (SUV) is the third generation Rexton.
The Rexton is the first product from the SsangYong product portfolio to be launched in India after Mahindra acquired that Korean company .
It  is the fourth largest South Korea based automobile manufacturer.The name SsangYong means double dragons.A 70% share of SsangYong was acquired by Indian Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, in February 2011, after being named the preferred bidder in 2010 to acquire the bankruptcy-protected company.
In August 2010, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited was chosen as the preferred bidder for SsangYong. The acquisition was completed in February 2011 and cost Mahindra 522.5 Billion Won.
Under the hood there is  2.0-litre diesel engine that has replaced the previous 2.7-litre unit. It  develops 156PS of power and 360Nm of torque. SsangYong will offer two gearbox options on the Rexton W in India, a five-speed manual and five-speed automatic gearbox.
the third generation Rexton come with new front end with a new bonnet, bumper, grille, side aprons, headlights, fog lamps and indicators on the outside rear-view mirrors. At the back, a new bumper and new taillights complete the face-lift.
DWHEELS SAY’S about design : When we saw it from front the grill of rexton has inspired from Daimler-Benz who where the old partner of  SsangYong. Overall it is perfect fully loaded massive SUV .  

Monday, 7 January 2013

Ford Explorer Sport

Get In and Stand Out

The 2013 Explorer Sport delivers a premium driving experience. At first, it stops you in your tracks with its arresting good looks. But then Explorer Sport begs you to get going… bristling with powerful performance.Like the Flex EcoBoost, the Explorer Sport was designed to go after seven-passenger crossover shoppers who want more oomph for their daily slogs. Until now, this buyer had only Dodge’s manly, V-8–powered Durango R/T to consider as a souped-up seven-seat alternative. The Sport is the only Explorer model to get Ford’s twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine; non-Sport Explorers are available with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo four or naturally aspirated V-6. There are Sport-exclusive stiffer springs and dampers, quicker steering, uprated brakes, additional chassis bracing, and meaty, standard 20-inch tires. (Summer rubber is available, although our tester rode on Hankook Optima 255/50 all-seasons.) All-wheel drive is standard, as is a six-speed automatic that can be manually shifted via steering-wheel-mounted paddles. The Explorer’s body is butched up with a black-painted grille and trim, darkly tinted headlight and taillight bezels, and Taurus SHO–like aluminum wheels with black-painted inserts.
Explorer Sport hits  0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. Not bad for a 4947-pound bull.The starting price  $ 41,545

Power Used Wisely

  • ·         Explorer Sport is powered by a 3.5L EcoBoost V6
  • ·         Direct fuel injection and twin turbochargers
  • ·         Instantaneous low-end torque responsiveness with virtually no turbo lag


Six-Speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission With Paddle Shifters

  • ·         Performance paddle-shift interface
  • ·         Provides the ease of an automatic transmission with the lively acceleration of a manual
  • ·         Works in concert with 3.5L EcoBoost V6 to provide enhanced performance A Bold, Distinctive Look
  • ·         Unique black grille
  • ·         Exclusive Explorer badging
  • ·         Embossed black liftgate accent
  • ·         Complementing body-color liftgate spoiler

Exterior Features
  • ·         2013 Ford Explorer has an agile, fluid shape combined with bold styling features such as the signature Ford 3-bar grille treatment.
  • ·         Unique badging is located on the leading edge of the hood.
  • ·         The unique sport styled dual chrome exhaust tips add a touch of flair to the Explorer Sport.
  • ·         Both the Explorer Sport headlamps and taillamps have stylish blackout treatments.
  • ·         This stylish spoiler complements the look of the Explorer and adds flair.
  • ·         XLT and Sport models have standard multifunctional mirrors featuring a heating function that helps melt away snow, ice and mist to help provide a clear rear view. Additionally, security approach lamps illuminate the area around your vehicle when you activate the open-door feature on your key fob or unlock the door.