2016 Nissan Leaf release date model is next early year. Nissan’s electric Leaf model is another step towards improving market perceptions towards electric cars. The refreshed design of Nissan Leaf 2016, or model year 2016 will get a new battery with whom he autonomy increased sensory 23%. When it comes to this type of vehicle batteries then play a very important role.
Thanks to these batteries can not power the vehicle for longer routes which is really necessary for all of us who cross the longer mileage. While working on the design, quality, batteries in these cases always come first. You’ll see what it is and how much will the battery be really good and suitable for one such electric vehicle.
2016 Nissan Leaf New Battery Specs
Namely, refreshed 2016 Nissan Leaf will be built battery capacity of 30 kWh with which the autonomy of the car grow to around 250 km, which is more than any other electric car in the segment. These batteries are identical to the dimensions of the capacity of 24 kWh, and the only disadvantage is a modest increase in weight of only 21 kg.
The key to improved battery performance, changes in the internal structure and chemical processes. The introduction of carbon, nitrogen, and magnesium improves the performance of the electrode, and better efficiency contributes to the change in the allocation of cells. Nissan is so confident the performance and reliability of the new batteries will be covered by the same warranty for a period of eight years or 160,000 km.
Charge the new battery is easy and simple and instant, and the owners of the cars will be able to charge the battery at home, at public fueling stations or the network of quick chargers (three phase, 400 V), which is rapidly expanding across Europe and is the best network for charging electric vehicles in the world. To charge the battery to 80% capacity during fast charging will only need 30 minutes, which is quite equal to the time that the same level charged battery capacity of 24 kWh.
Interior and Exterior of 2016 Nissan Leaf
In addition to battery worth mentioning that the 2016 Nissan Leaf facelift includes refreshed exterior appearance with renewed some details and the new color, and the equipment is specifically highlights new multimedia system NissanConnect EV with an increased number of functions and a much simpler operation and a new design.
More specifically, this system will among other things allow the driver via a mobile phone, then remotely check battery condition, heating and cooling the passenger compartment, and there is a completely renewed navigation system with map bottling plant where the real-time display information about bottling plants their
2016 Nissan Leaf Release Date
Production of 2016 Nissan Leaf 30 kWh will continue to be built at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, UK, and sales in Europe will begin in January 2016. Prices and specifications for each market will be announced soon.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Cabrio specs, review… – Just a few weeks after the sixth generation debut as a coupe, Chevrolet introduced the audience a new Chevrolet Camaro Cabrio 2016 as a convertible. We will try to transfer some of the most important information that will most likely be of benefit to many who are interested in this model. We believe that on you at a glance win.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Cabrio Exterior and Interior Design
This car brings smaller dimensions, streamlined interior and more powerful engines, and the sale should occur during the year. In 2014 Camaro lost sales battle against the Mustang and a large margin (134.082 to 97.632), and even the introduction of the legendary Z28 failed to recover sales. For this reason, the engineers of General Motors were provided on the job, and it all started from the new Alpha platform. It is borrowed from the Cadillac ATS, and the stretched platform of the products and the Cadillac CTS. As a result, the new Camaro is 57 mm shorter, 20 mm narrower and 28 mm lower compared to the model it replaces. Vehicle weight was also reduced by 90 kg and now is about 1,687 kg, which puts it in I rang the Mustang. Chevrolet says that the biggest saving in weight obtained on the toilet, and there are so many parts made of aluminum and other lightweight materials.
Brembo brakes are standard on SS models, but is optional on all other versions. On the design side, the Camaro maintained its general idea predecessor at first glance provides a distinctive design. Chevrolet says it has spent over 360 hours of testing aerodynamics and customers certainly will not be disappointed. The same can be said for the interior, which has long been the biggest flaw of this car, and we will bring a conclusion when the car goes on sale. Chevrolet is not satisfied with the achievement, so next year we can expect some new performance versions such as the ZL1 and Z28. And now it’s your turn to see a comparative test with the Mustang and the sum of the two giants has done a better job with the 2016 model.
Engine Changes of 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Cabrio
In this way, even the most basic model should have a better performance on the track, but special 1LE option on the predecessor, which was made specifically for driving on the track. Great changes have taken place and under the hood for the first time since 1992 Camaro will to provide the engine of four cylinders. In response to the Mustang’s 2.3L EcoBoost turbo engine, the Camaro can now be obtained with the 2.0L turbo engine that develops 271 hp and 400 Nm of torque. 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Cabrio promises acceleration to 100 km/h in under six seconds and consumption on the highway from below seven liters per 100 kilometers, making it the most economical Camaro ever produced.
The offer is still 3.6L V6 engine, but he now develops 330 hp and 385 Nm of torque, and this engine is able to put out half the cylinders during city driving. Top deals that will make the SS (Super Sport) model with a 6.2L V8 engine from the Corvette Stingray, which develops 449 hp and 617 Nm of torque, and it’s also able to put out half the cylinders during regular driving. All engines will transmit power to the rear wheels through a choice of six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Cabrio Price
The price of such models 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Cabrio would be approximately $34,500 MSRP. He’ll probably be some other amendments but if any you will be informed. In any case, it’s the price you have to stand out that they could have this beauty.
2016 Ford Taurus Price, release date, interior and other in this article…One of the leading US and international companies and motoring is Ford. For some time now Ford is trying to listen to the wishes of its customers and their needs and wishes. 2016 Ford Taurus is model which will we want to present you today. Although the Ford Taurus is one of the greatest icons of the American auto industry, for the presentation of the new seventh generation American giant was chosen automobile showroom in Shanghai. We will try to bring you closer to certain characteristics and interesting facts related to this model.
Interior and Exterior Design of 2016 Ford Taurus
Three years ago, Ford has said that by 2015 plans to offer 15 new products on the world’s largest car market. Following an investment of two billion dollars, the results are quickly arrived – the company has just 500,000 vehicles sold in 2012 reached 1.2 million vehicles last year. The plan is accomplished by adding a European and American models, as well as adding some models specifically for the Chinese market, such as the Escort. However, Ford now wants to take over the market share of large family sedan so it will offer its biggest domestic model in China – Taurus. As we mentioned, the Taurus is an icon of American industry and product that has saved the company during the 1980s, but its position has declined significantly in recent years. The sixth-generation Taurus debuted at the 2010 Volvo D3 platform, but because of the small interior of the class it has never exploded to the extent to which Ford had hoped, so in 2014 sold just over 50,000 vehicles.
For the 2016 Ford Taurus was transferred to CD4 platform, which already produces several models of the company (Ford Fusion/Mondeo and Edge and Lincoln MKZ), but it is significantly extended. This tells us that the wheelbase is now about three meters, which makes the new model significantly longer than its predecessor. While waiting for better pictures of the interior (which was not available at the time of writing this story), assume the extra space left on the rear seats, which in the past was a big drawback of this car.
Ford also says that the new Taurus significantly higher premium compared to its predecessor and brings a few details that did not have an advantage, such as LED headlights and taillights, 19-inch chrome wheels and more. Interior equipment is also envy and US carmaker says that many details taken from the luxurious Lincoln.
On the design side, 2016 Ford Taurus follows the strategy of other models of the company, and therefore does not bring a big surprise. The front part is almost identical to a lesser Fusion while the last part of a combination of several different models. In the end we mention that the American version certainly be almost identical, with the exception of a few changes to the bumpers. If Taurus wants to confront the great rival Chevrolet Impala, it is necessary to get all the help you can, and it seems to us that, at least on paper, a model for the Chinese market provides just that.
Engine and Specs
It is not known whether Ford to offer extended edition, like most rivals in the Chinese market or will this position to fill in some of the luxurious Lincoln. When it comes to mechanics, Ford has confirmed that under the hood 2016 Ford Taurus hides 2.7L turbo (EcoBoost) V6 engine, but his strength was not known. Let me also mention that this engine develops 315 hp Edge, or 10 hp more F-150, and a similar number can be expected in the Taurus.
This engine will likely replace the current atmospheric 3.5L V6 engine with 290 hp, and we can also assume that the Taurus will be available with two EcoBoost turbo engine – 2.0L and 250 hp and next-generation 3.5L engine that the F-150 Raptor develops 450 hp.
2016 Ford Taurus Price
If you want such a model at his side will have to pay MSRP $27,110. Depending on the equipment you want may move prices but nothing excessive. Price configurations depending on the model would be an MSRP of $27,110 to $40,275 SHO realization of this model is expected during the next year, or at the end.
It is hard to imagine that the 2016 Lexus ES as old as the legendary Japanese brand. This model exudes elegance but also a sporting spirit. The junction of these two gives a pretty good combination, especially if we take into account the quality and price as well as certain specifications. We’ll see how things stand with the driving force and-Design itself can already see on the displayed image.
2016 Lexus ES Changes and Price
As far back as 1989, Toyota launched its first premium brand Lexus in the US market, and although most of the attention paid to increasing the LS sedan, the company felt that it needed a cheaper and an additional product. For this reason, he saw the light of day and ES250, which is actually a Toyota Camry Prominent domestic markets. From then until the present day relationship between 2016 Lexus ES and Camry still exists, although to a lesser extent, the results are still excellent.
In 2014 over 72,000 ES-and have found buyers, which makes this car company’s second best-selling product, and the current generation debuted three years ago. At this year’s Motor Show in Shanghai, he saw the light of day and refreshed EC, to which most attention was devoted to design changes. For some time, Lexus presents a design detail in the form of a large grill on all its products, and even in 2016 the EC was no exception.
In this way 2016 Lexus ES looks very aggressive and modern and at first glance it may recognize from which the company takes. While some see it as a positive characteristic, while others say it is a large grill is ideal for larger crossover vehicles, it is still exaggerating the smaller cars. Other design changes are much less – taillights are similar to the bigger and more expensive GS-in while the choice of several measuring wheels, from 17 to 20 inches. Much bigger changes has undergone interior, where the choice of several different colors and quality materials. Lexus says that the interior for many years been one of the major flaws and that many noticing the similarity with the Camry, but it is certainly no longer the case.
Specs and Engine of 2016 Lexus ES
On the American market, the EC will be able to gain only with 3.5L V6 engine that develops 305 hp and 377 Nm of torque. Sometime later, the offer will be extended with 2.5L hybrid, which will develop a total of 190 hp and provides a combined fuel consumption of under five liters per 100 kilometers. Since the updated EC introduced into China, Lexus has made several mechanical novelty for this market. In the largest market in the world standard engine will be a 2.0L turbo from NX200t with 235 hp, and later is expected to be more powerful 2.5L turbo version.
2016 Lexus ES Price
Expectations are also that both engines found under the hood of the Lexus ES 2016 and the other markets in the near future. The only transmission available as an option is a six-speed automatic transmission, which transmits power to the front wheels. The starting price of 2016 Lexus ES is 38,600 dollars with the standard model and 41,500 dollars for the hybrid should not change greatly. Serial production and sales running by the end of the year, when we will also find out what customers really think about new design lines.
The introduction of the 2016 Jaguar XF eight years ago to replace the S-Type forgotten signaled a new start for Jaguar. Probably this is one of the most desirable cars on the planet. Jaguar is another name for youth and sports debt at the same time with a touch of elegance. The characteristics of the vehicles are more than good from design all the way to the interior.
2016 Jaguar XF Design Exterior and Interior
Although many have complained that the British giant went away from their school of design, and that XF does not sound like the famous design of the Jaguar XJ, which was founded more years during the 1960s, the car has become a huge success, and annual sales regularly exceed the figure of 50,000 vehicles . On the market now comes the second generation XF, officially presented at this year’s Auto Show in New York, and Jaguar promises that the new model is larger, lighter and more modern compared with the model that replaces. The new 2016 Jaguar XF shares a platform with the recently introduced XE and brings two new 2.0L engine as an option (one gasoline and diesel), along with the already known two V6 options. Said platform is made of 75% aluminum and provides a weight distribution of 50-50, and Jaguar promises that it is 30% stronger compared to its predecessor.
Thanks to the use of lighter materials, the new 2016 Jaguar XF is 190 kg lighter compared with the model that replaces, which should improve efficiency and CO2 emissions. XE and XF also share most of the mechanics, including a complete suspension of the new eight-speed automatic transmission. Jaguar also unveiled a new All Surface Progress Control system with which the behavior of the car during severe weather conditions (such as snow for example) significantly better. In terms of dimensions, the new XF is 7 mm shorter and 3 mm narrower, but with a longer chassis by 51 mm (overall length 2,960 mm) is almost identical to the much acclaimed BMW 5-Series. British giant promises the largest space in the rear seats in the class, in which also includes the famous rivals such as the Mercedes E-Class, Audi A6, Lexus GS and others. In terms of mechanics, the most attention attracting new 2.0L diesel that develops 161 hp and 380 Nm of torque and offers CO2 emissions of just 104 g/km. The above figure is the smallest in the class and the leadership of the city off the BMW 518d, whose powerful 141 hp diesel emits 114 g/km.
Engine and Specs
We went to the driving force of the vehicle. The offer will also include more powerful version of said engine with 178 hp and 430 Nm of torque while the top of the range diesel makes the 3.0L V6 engine with 296 hp and 700 Nm of torque. The only petrol engine as an option is a 3.0L V6, which with the help of compressors, develops 375 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Completely new is the interior with quality materials and significantly richer selection of standard and optional equipment. In any case, production and sales running by the summer, first in the domestic market, and then in the rest of the world. The initial price would not be changed to a significant extent, and there is no doubt that Jaguar made another winner.
Today we devote attention to a vehicle that is presumably very popular since the early days. Let us recall that the whole story started and how it touched me the way to development of the Ford Mustang vehicles. In the eyes of Americans this is really one of the vehicles to be put on the main list next American Pie and some things.
Ford Mustang History Review
It’s been 50 years since Ford changed the standards in the auto industry by presenting Mustangs far back as 1964. As the first car designed exclusively for younger customers with a rich selection of standard and optional equipment, Ford Mustang became a huge hit, created an entirely new class of cars that will later be followed throughout the world and to this day holds the record as the best-selling car in the first year of production. During its long history, the Ford Mustang has had its ups and downs, golden moments and moments when he was ready to disappear from the market, but it always came back in a big way and stronger than before. Although the Mustang participated in the development of numerous designers and engineers, if they had to choose Mustang father, his name is Lido Lee Iacocca. Born in 1924, Iacocca was the son of Italian immigrants who arrived in the US state of Pennsylvania three years ago. Since its birth, Nicola Iacocca urged his son perfection and to be the best in the work place. When young Lido graduated from high school as the 12th best student in the school of over 900 students, his father was not impressed and just asked him, Why do not you be the first? These experiences Lido is used throughout the entire life perfecting products to perfection and never meets achieved. After graduation, Lido gave itself the goal of becoming the president of a large company before his 35th birthday, and in 1946 obtained a job as a car salesman at a local Ford showroom born in their city.
After a promotion at work, Lido was celebrated in 1956 and began to acquire a name for themselves. Ford had a bad sales year, and Lido has introduced a new marketing move to the 56 for 56 strategy, with whom he promised a new 1956 Ford customers for only $56 per month. This move proved to be a great success and was followed by a new promotion. Henry Ford II, company president and grandson of the legendary founder of Ford, Lida appointed as president of Ford Division. It’s hard to choose which car was the inspiration for the Ford Mustang, but only chose three that are, in one way or another way, the inspiration Iacocca at work on a new car. Although Ford Thunderbird appeared in nine years before selling the Mustang, it was the first sports car company in the domestic market and attracted customers who were previously bypassed Ford. Chevrolet Corvair Monzda was the first successful American coupe with sporty lines and space for four people, who gave the idea Iacocca that the market for such cars still exist, and the emergence of the Mustang would not have been possible had it not been Ford Falcon, the Mustang which will later share platform and most mechanics. Although Thuderbird had only two seats, the similarity of the Mustang was obvious. In fact, both cars had the sporty lines, an affordable price and were designed for customers who want performance sports car and a traditional American sedan.
Introduced in 1955, Thunderbird has become a huge success overnight, but already by 1958 has gained weight due to the rear seats, which has lost its sporty image of the past. Although the new model sold in record numbers and created a class later known as the personal luxury US carmaker has received a lot of criticism that has ruined his only sports car. At first glance, the Mustang and Falcon would have been more different than they are, but the reality was quite different. Introduced in 1960 as the first American Ford sedan, Falcon has been designed for customers who want an inexpensive and reliable product in the past mainly driven Volkswagen Beetle. Falcon was the work of the former Ford president Robert McNamara, who felt that cars should be simple and accessible for transport from A to B. sports cars, as well as a luxury, it is not interested, and Falcon was done in a similar style. With a starting price of under $2,000 was cheap, and paired with a 2.8L I6 engine is spent on average 10.6 liters per 100 kilometers, which was unheard of for an American car at the time. With a weight of 1,100 kg was also quite easy, but again could accommodate six adults in two rows of seats. McNamara has promised that the Falcon inexpensive to purchase, maintenance, repair and overnight successes began to lower.
In the first year, over 420,000 copies were found buyers, which was then a record, and then got to the market Chevrolet Corvair. At first glance, most people would not be able to conclude that the Corvair product of some American companies. This car, however, had a rear engine and modern suspension, and many agree that the design looked like a mini NSU Prinz. On paper Corvair and Falcon were very similar, with identical engine power, the same interior space and low cost, but while most customers of Ford representatives were older customers, the Corvair had begun to attract younger customers thanks to its sporty lines. The model has attracted a lot of attention was the 1961 Monza coupe version of the Corvair, which provided 98 hp engine, four-speed manual transmission and a sports leather seats. The offer has been extended to the first serial turbo engine in the auto industry, which increased the power to 150 hp, and overnight Corvair began to leave Falcon in the dust. Ford’s first attempt to confront Monza was the Falcon Sprint, paired with a V8 engine and 164 hp, but when the first year sold less than 15,000 copies, Ford realized that he had to go to another formula. Since its arrival in the late 1950s Ford years, Iacocca began working on the idea of a small sports car that could comfortably to accommodate four adults and to provide a low enough price to which everyone is able to fit. Iacocca was soon gathered a team that met once a week and talked about the ideas Noima cars.
Among them were the chief engineer Don Frye, then Hal Sperlich, who was responsible for market analysis, including head of marketing for Frank Zimmerman and designer George Walker. At the beginning of the meeting to talk about sports, music and movies, and then about the cars. Tim is worried large popularity Chevrolet Corvair Monza and the fact that Ford has no competitor. It seemed to be a big rival managed to make a compact set of boring sports car, adding something stronger motor and sports seats, and despite all the improvements to the Falcon, Ford’s representative failed to seriously Monza. Ford desperately needs a new product. Early Hal Sperlich analysis showed that the market will result in significantly until the mid 1960s years. The generation born during the Second World War began to buy his first car, and since they have been educated in a rather greater extent than pre-war generation, it was expected that the purchasing power of the jump. Sperlich analysis concluded that the buyers do 18-34 years to 50% of new car sales, a figure that Iacocca could not ignore. The team analyzed several different models. The first idea was related to a real sports car with two seats, which could compete with Porsche and MG-in, and Iacocca has learned that Ford in the past seven months working on this car. When the Ford Mustang I concept introduced in 1962, has provided two seats, centrally mounted V4 engine from the Ford Taunus and aerodynamic design.
However, Iacocca was not thrilled mostly due to the sale of such cars would not have been able to exceed 35,000 copies per year, while Ford had much bigger plans. The idea is then extended to the slightly larger car with four seats, but with an equally sporty lines. In this way the owner would receive a large space of a sedan, but the car still provide a sporty design. The team decided that the vehicle does not exceed the planned 1,134 kg, while the starting price should be at under $2,500, which Ford had expected that annual sales could reach 100,000 vehicles. The heads of the Ford is still in my mind was the Edsel, Ford’s luxury car division introduced in 1958, followed invested $400 million, the company shut down only two years later after poor sales and record losses. In order to convince his boss that his car has a future, Iacocca has announced he needed a budget of only $75 million, or four times less than what was needed for a brand new car, thanks to sharing platforms and mechanics with Falcon. Iacocca had to represent the idea several times to Ford, who steadfastly refused, and then he finally approved with the story.
In the summer of 1962, the team decided that the new cars must have their identity and design lines are not to be shared with the Falcon. Ford decided to take this step after the class representative in Plymouth, Barracuda, she shared many line with the model on which it was based, which sales were quite low. The team stayed only 21 months to fully complete the car, and another problem was a name. The early prototypes were known as Cougar, and other names were considered Thunderbird II, Monte Carlo, Monaco and Turin. It is interesting that the greatest chance he Torino, but Henry Ford II rejected this idea because it is going through a difficult divorce from Italian girl and did not want reminders. The choice is eventually fell to the Mustang, and there are two stories of why the choice fell on this name. Iacocca says he got the idea when he watched the local football team with the same name, while other stories say that the model was the legendary P-51 Mustang aircraft from the Second World War. Mustang II concept debuted in 1963 with the distinctive lines, which could be seen on the series model, a car and then got its recognizable logo in the Mustang horse in the race.
Renowned Car & Driver magazine had the first opportunity to test an early prototype and announced him as the best car that came out of Detroit since 1932 Ford Model B. Other media have announced it as a family car for people who also like to enjoy sports cars. While all the media certainly did not have the same praise, the audience was delighted. When the Mustang was officially launched in April 1964 at the Auto Show in New York, the first day it is ordered 22,000 copies. Demand was so great that Ford will soon have to open additional two factories, and at one point was a waiting list of up to three months. One of the reasons for the early popularity was high bid modification. The customer is able to choose between seven engines, three transmissions, coupes and convertibles and vast selection of interior accessories. But what buyers are not aware that the Mustang was not the brand new car, and platform and most mechanics were borrowed from Falcon. However, the Mustang had something that the Falcon could only dream of, and it’s design. The front of the audience to find a sports car with a long hood, short trunk and minimal chrome while the interior was simple and clear, but with a long list of equipment. In its first test Car & Driver praised comfort and handling in curves and compared with the original Mustang, Thunderbird.
With a starting price of 2,368 dollars, offer mechanics is started with the Falcon’s engine and six-cylinder 170 cubic inch (2.8L), which is developing 101 hp, and the power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a choice of three and four-speed manual transmission and three speeds automatic transmission. However, although the Ford Mustang with the I6 engine was cheap enough that anyone could afford it, most customers followed a V8 engine. Falcon’s engine of 260 cubic-inch (4.3L) was also found in the Ford Mustang, now with 164 hp, and for customers who wanted more power there was a couple of new 289 cubic-inch (4.7L) engine with 210 hp and 271 hp. Due to the high sales, business Iacocca was sure, a Ford Mustang soon found himself on the front pages of magazines and TV commercials. As we mentioned, the demand was so great that Ford was soon managed to make a sufficient number of copies. In some salons and even came to hail who will buy only remaining copy, and many customers have slept in their cars in showrooms until their paperwork with the banks was not completed. Although sales started working until the end of April 1964 to the end of the year, Ford has sold an impressive 120,000 Mustangs. The success of the Mustang was caught napping competition and soon Corvair Monza seemed like old news. Ford knew that the competition will not sit idle for a long time and it has the advantage of a few years, so he decided to make the most. For the year 1965, in addition to the coupe and convertible, in line was added and the so-called fastback with extended deck with the option to lower the rear seats into the floor, give two plus two design, a great change had arrived, and under the hood.
Outdated Falcon’s I6 engine was replaced with a modern I6 engine of 200 cubic-inch (3.3L) with 120 hp, which was significantly more popular option among buyers and did 35% of the total sales of the Ford Mustang. He soon added the GT sports package, but the biggest news came in mid-year when it introduced the first Shelby GT350 model. In fact, many drivers have used Ford Mustang from the days when he represented, but serious attempts to offer serial and model did not arrive until April 1965 when, in collaboration with the legendary Carroll Shelbyev arrived Shelby GT350. Shelby took the already existing engine of 289 cubic-inch (4.7L) and increased power to 306 hp, and then improve the suspension, bigger brakes and threw threw everything is added up unnecessary weight. In his autobiography, Shelby says he initially refused to work on such a model because it was impossible to make an ass of a racehorse, but he himself was surprised by my company’s potential and the price of 3,500 dollars customers have found 562 GT350. The rest of the Ford Mustang offers he continued to win customers and in 1965 was sold 560.013 copies, a record which to this day no one has managed to overturn. Year 1966 will turn out to be the last of the original design because Ford knew that General Motors prepares new competitors, and has worked on a refreshed Mustang. The offer is not any major changes, but 1966 was a record day for Mustang – sold 609.946 copies.
For 1967, the Ford Mustang received something that had never had – competition. General Motors debuted with a pair of new cars (Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird), Plymouth arrived with renewed barracuda, and even Ford’s sister company, Mercury, now had representatives and it just based on the Mustang – Cougar. Ford knew that the competition prepares new models, which are larger and more powerful than the first Mustang, and he did not want to lose market share and, therefore, prepared the first change. At first glance, the 1967 Mustang has kept many lines to its predecessor, but it was about ten inches longer and wider to open space for new engines. Iacocca hated this move in his autobiography, he claimed that the Ford Mustang came from the fast horse to fat pigs. Vehicle weight was increased to 60 kg, but under the hood they reached the new changes that the Mustang again remained the fastest car in its class. Most attention has focused on the new engine of 390 cubic-inch (6.4L) with 325 hp, which is borrowed directly from Thunderbird, and although he had a solid acceleration (acceleration to 100 km/h accounted for seven seconds), this engine has been made yet for larger cars and slower cruise, so that its performance on the track and they were impressive. When this is added to with this engine, due to its additional equipment added up to 200 kg in weight but high, it becomes clear why Iacocca was not satisfied.
In Car & Driver test, the Ford Mustang was finished in last place in the test performance against five major rivals, such as AMC Javelin SST, Chevrolet Camaro 396, Mercury Cougar XR-7, Plymouth Barracuda Formula S and Pontiac Firebird 400 because of the extra weight, and the same way he went and Shelby. Specifically, compared with the previous models, which were kocentrisali the low weight and behavior in curves, the 1967 Shelby has introduced a pair of new Mustang, GT350 and GT500, with larger engines and tapping on the line as the main characteristics. Although the Ford Mustang remains the best-selling car in its class, the arrival of competition has played a big enough role in 1967 and sales have significantly dropped to 475.344 vehicles. For the positive side, Ford Mustang won the title in the former Trans Am series, which was the bible for all cars in the class. Seeing that the Mustang is losing the war on the streets of competitor, local support engineer Bob Tasca Ford scored a racing engine of 428 cubic-inch (7.0L) and over 400 hp and began to dominate the lanes. His achievements have not gone unnoticed and soon Ford contact him with the idea that an identical engine offered in series production. When such a car debuted in mid-1968, it was the fastest production Ford Mustang ever produced with acceleration to 100 km/h in under six seconds. However, despite all the improvements, sales fell again, now to 321.798 vehicles, and the title is lost in the Trans Am series. Realizing that his representative for two years lost to competitors, both on the track and on the streets, Ford has again given the job.
In the year 1969 he made his debut refreshed model, again longer and wider by about ten inches from the predecessor, and Iacocca was completely lost control of his former jewel. The audience is expected that Iacocca will be promoted to another man Ford was mentioned, but Henry Ford II, to the surprise of many, that position has awarded former Pontiac president Semon Bunkie Knudsen. He became famous in Pontiac previous years with a large and powerful models, which this General Motors division reached the third place after the sale in America, so the expectations were that Bunkie can be reborn and Ford Mustang. However, this did not happen and Bunkie is survived by Ford only 18 months, but that was enough to light the day saw some of the most Ford Mustang ever produced. For the first time in the history of the Mustang was able to get in a luxury version, which she wore Grande tag as a sports Mach 1, and there was also a new base engine size of 250 cubic-inch (4.0L), with 155 hp. The offer has been extended with a pair of new V8 engine runs a 351-inch (5.7L) with 250 hp and 290 hp, but the most attention attracted Boss two models – the 302 and 429.
As its name suggests, the Boss 302 engine is provided by the 302 cubic-inch 5.0L and is developing 290 horsepower at 8,000 RPM and its point was homoligation for the Trans Am series. He was also lighter and designed for the track while the Boss 429 engine providing 429 cubic-inch 7.0L and 375 hp. It was done in order to homoligacion this engine for NASCAR, where Ford had a lot of success with the model Torino. Although none of them bring high sales, they are still enough left a deep mark on the market today are considered some of the most valuable Mustang ever produced. In the year 1970 there were no major changes, but sales continued to fall was sold 191.516 copies only. When Iacocca finally appointed to another man Ford in 1969 after the cancellation Knudsen, 1971 Mustang was already in the final stages of development. This Mustang has not brought a revolution, but it is still an important model and is considered as the last original classic Mustang. Recent work Knudsen was 20 inches long and 18 inches wider compared to the 1970 model and up to 250 kg heavier compared to the 1964 model. Knudsen has opted for such a move because he wanted to insert more powerful engines, but the auto companies have much bigger problems to 1971. For the first time insurance companies have raised prices of their services, the government has begun to impose standards on emissions, and fuel prices have soared overnight several times.
Ford Mustang retains some features of its predecessor, such as the availability of a coupe, fastback and convertible, but with the design side viewing lines were completely new. Ford withdrew from the Trans Am series, but the offer again secured a Boss model and Boss 351, now with 351 cubic inch 5.7L engine and 330 hp, a top bid did Super Cobra Jet model with 429 cubic inches 7.0L and 375 hp. Unfortunately, the audience was very poorly received by this model. The biggest objections were at the expense of the interior, from which the visibility was very poor, and because of the great lines and parking is a challenge. By next year, all performance models were phased out, and it seemed that the muscle car era ended faster than it arrived. Ford is considered to quench the Mustang and replace it with a new and popular maverick, but Iacocca did not allow it. Fortunately, his little gem as it was called was ready for the 1974 year – worse than ever before, but also more popular than ever before.
Iacocca has started work on the 1974 Ford Mustang in late 1969 when he was promoted to the second main man at Ford. His plan was to return to the original formula of ten years earlier small and lightweight sports car, available with a rich choice of equipment, which will equally love the customers of all ages. Although today this Mustang, known as the Mustang II, criticized that does not deserve to bear the same name as the legendary predecessors, beginning in the 1970s have the audience had a completely different opinion. Besides the already mentioned problems with the high cost of insurance and the new standards on exhaust measures, another problem for American automakers were the high fuel prices. The 1974 OPEC embargo introduced Western Europe and the USA, as a result of the fuel price increase by about four times. In such conditions, the customers did not want big and heavy V8 models, but smaller and more efficient cars.
In no circumstances, the audience is turning to smaller and Japanese cars, but is preparing a new Iacocca Ford Mustang based on the platform of the little Ford Pinto. In his autobiography, Iacocca wrote that he had received a lot of criticism for this move, as it is in Detroit same applied unwritten rule that each succeeding generation model must be more, not less. When the audience was presented the car at the end of 1973, in front of them to find a car for 43 inches shorter and 165 pounds lighter compared to its predecessor. On the design side, the Mustang II was retained distinctive lines such as long hood and short trunk, but at first glance could be seen that the performance disappeared and now luxuriousness in the first place. But this design was not fully Ford and the Italian design house Ghia was contacted to work with early prototype.
Although most line with this prototype did not enter into production, Ford has decided that the most luxurious version carries Ghia badge instead of the Grande. Since he could not convertible to meet the latest standards on safety measures, it was decided to re-offer based on the coupe and fasthacku. On the mechanical side, the platform is shared with a small Pinto, Ford’s first subcompact car, which will remain throughout history known for unsafe reservoirs, but thankfully Ford Mustang had no such problems. But perhaps the biggest surprise there came when Ford announced that for the first time in history, V8 engine will not be an option. The standard engine was now a 2.3L four-cylinder, 88 horsepower and the only option was a German 2.8L V6 engine with 105 hp. Even the sport’s model of the group, Mach 1, paired with a V6 engine was not able to accelerate to 100 km/h in less than 17 seconds, but despite all the criticism – the audience is well accepted Mustang II.
Ford advertised the car as the right car at the right time due to the low consumption of eight liters per 100 kilometers, and thanks to high fuel prices in 1974 were sold even 385.993 Ford Mustang. For the 1975 offer has been extended with a new V8 engine, 4.9L size, but was only a shadow of its predecessor and developed only 139 hp. This reduced acceleration to 100 km/h in 10.5 seconds, solid, and one of the major criticisms was the fact that it was only available with automatic transmission. Mustang II will remain in production until the end of 1978, without major changes, and to emphasize the special models. One of them was a Cobra II, available with the V6 and V8 engines, with great graphics and Cobra II markings, and the other was the King Cobra.
Introduced in 1978, King Cobra was only available with full equipment and V8 engines, and the goal was to distract attention from the popular Pontiac Firebird. This especially applies to the graphics on the hood, where the King Cobra snake had great graphics. At the end of the 1970s have marked a new beginning for the Ford Mustang, which now for the first time did not share anything with the predecessor. In this period, Ford experimented with several aerodynamic concept, and although early prototypes images suggest that the Mustang should get such a design, so why did not happen. Unfortunately, Iacocca was fired in 1978 after a dispute with Henry Ford II, the new president Phillip Caldwell was zadužan for the new model. By the late 1970s have a lot has changed in the auto industry. Japanese rivals have begun to capture an increasing share of the market, and the US government unveiled new CAFE standards for consumption.
In no circumstances, the new Ford Mustang was to be streamlined and more efficient than ever before. When it is necessary to generation was launched in 1979, Mustang is now done on the new Fox platform, which will in the next ten years to run most of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury models. Compared with the Mustang II, Fox Mustang was five inches longer, but for 91 pounds lighter, which was even lighter than the original 1964 model. He was also more aerodynamic than ever before and one of the most aerodynamic cars on the American market. The design has brought a new revolution, and besides long hood, short trunk, Fox Mustang did not share much with the predecessor. While the basic 2.3L and 2.8L and 5.0L, engine directly transferred from the Mustang II, the biggest news was the new 2.3L turbo engine with 131 hp.
It is intended for those who want economical four-cylinder engine, but the power of a V8 turbo engine is reduced acceleration to 100 km/h at a solid 9.5 seconds. Standards for consumption have become stronger than ever before in 1980, and as a result Mustang gets a new 4.2L V8 engine to replace the 5.0L, and his power was only 117 horsepower. In such circumstances, the next three years have proved to be dark for this great man, but sales were not good enough to Ford did not want to play with a winning formula. Ford also knew that General Motors is preparing a new generation of Camaro and Firebird, and decided to offer several newspapers. One of them was the more aggressive design, but most attention was focused on the new GT model with equally new 5.0L engine with 157 hp. GT model from 1983 and is now considered a model that is returned muscle car spirit, and the paths he could compete with significantly more expensive Chevrolet Corvette and Porsche 928.
For the year 1983 in line was added and convertible for the first time since 1973, and in 1984 he debuted a new SVO model. In fact, Ford was unhappy as the Ford Mustang a reputation that is fast only on direction, and gave the job to make a car that will surpass even the legendary Porsche 911 at the track. As a result emerged in 1984 SVO Ford Mustang, with the 2.3L turbo engine and 205 horsepower, but with a starting price of $15,000 has never been particularly popular option among customers. Through the 1980s, the annual sales of the Ford Mustang is generally ranged from about 150,000 copies, which is considered Ford sufficiently high number to this legendary car remained in production. Younger shoppers are increasingly turning Japanese Import with front-wheel drive, but it seemed to be a Mustang mastered time and could soon be extinct.
Back in the early 1980’s, Ford’s collaboration with its Japanese partner Mazda working on a new car that would be produced in the US state of Michigan with Mazda MX-6 and provided to front-wheel drive and the I4 and V6 engines. When the public found out that the said car to be the next generation Mustang, Ford has publicly criticized by all media and has also received a number of letters of the owner of the Mustang faithful who talked about his experience with this legendary car. US carmaker had no choice and had to leave the Ford Mustang in production, and since the planned replacement was already in the final stages of testing, Ford decided to call him Probe and that it goes on sale in 1989. Since 1987 Ford Mustang originally not planned, Ford did not have much time to present the updated model.
When such a car debut, provides a different headlights and got a V8 engine power increase to 225 hp. Poor sold SVO model is phased out, and as fuel prices have fallen so more time needs and not with any turbo engines and they are quietly withdrawn after 1986. In order to maintain this model in my life before replacement debut, Ford has from time to time constituted special versions, such as Saleen, Roush and Cobra R. These actions have proved to be excellent and sales again exceeded 200,000 copies, and the audience is especially liked the Ford Mustang compared to the Camaro and Firebird because of its light weight. Work on the fourth generation of the Ford Mustang began in the summer of 1990 in similar terms as 26 years earlier.
The team of young engineers to gather after work and discuss possible ideas, and help was summoned and former Formula 1 star Jackie Stewart. Ford wanted a completely new model, but in the end more than 500 of the total 1,850 Mustangs were transferred from the predecessor. In developing the Ford introduced a number of different ideas, from elegant to Burca Jenner mark to aggressive with Rambo label. The general idea of the long hood and short trunk has not changed, and for the first time in the history fastback was no longer an option. On the mechanical side, Ford has decided to offer only two engines – 3.8L V6 with 145 hp and the 5.0L with 240 horsepower. However, the new generation Camaro and Firebird arrived a year ago, so it’s Ford, meanwhile, lost a large number of customers.
Outdated 5.0L engine was later interchangeable with modern 4.6L, and for the first time after a long period of Mustang is back in motorsport. The first design change in this generation gets to 1999, when he made his debut with the new model New Edge design formula. This model will remain in production until the end of 2004 and in the stated period will kick out some of the most modern Ford Mustang. One of them was from Cobra R 2000 with atmospheric 5.4L engine and 385 hp, which, to this day, as maybe the best Mustang for a ride on the track. With a starting price of 55,000 dollars, Ford has produced only 300 copies. Year 2003 has remained famous Mustang for two reasons. The first lay in the fact that General Motors Camaro and Firebird shuts down after disappointing sales of less than 30,000 vehicles, while the Mustang regularly exceeded the figure of 200,000 vehicles, while the second reason lies in the SVT Cobra version of the present.
Done by Ford’s Special Vehicle Team, SVT Cobra is provided V8 engine with 390 hp compressor, with acceleration to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds was the fastest production Mustang ever produced. In the late 1990s Ford noted the great popularity of cars with retro designs, such as the Volkswagen Beetle, Mini Cooper and the Chrysler PT Cruiser. The first attempt of the American giant to join the class was a 2002 Ford Thunderbird, but despite all the praise sale has never been satisfactory. However, thanks to the early praise, at Ford was born the idea to retro Ford Mustang could be a great success and a new team quickly went to work. The concept was presented at the 2003 Auto Show in Detroit, where he was named the most beautiful car in spite of legends such as the Cadillac Sixteen and Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
To design made sure J May, which is used by many lines with 1964-1970 models for inspiration. The long hood short trunk strategy has continued and this time, with oval headlights and roof taken directly from the 1966 fastback. The serial model was ready two years later at the same location and thrilled all present. The customer is able to choose between two engines, 4.0L V6 with 210 hp and 4.6L V8 with 315 hp, a first year sold about 200,000 models. The following year it continues to grow, and Ford establishes cooperation with the legendary Carroll Shelby. Soon debuts new GT500 with a 5.4L V8 engine and 540 hp even a Ford Mustang recorded envy results in the Grand Am series, NASCAR and sports car class.
Great success retro Ford Mustang was again caught napping competition, but this time she did not wait as long as possible. Already 2008 Dodge Challenger appeared in sales, a year later and Chevrolet Camaro. Then the problem arises that the Mustang had 40 years earlier, and was related to the lack of power. The Mustang 315 hp were not enough against the 425 hp in the Challenger and Camaro, and both models had significantly more efficient V6 engines. Mustang was significantly lighter, but still the difference in strength was high. The first design changes retro Mustang gets 2010, and a year later the engine range is being refreshed. Outdated truck 4.0L V6 engine is interchangeable with the modern 3.7L V6 with 305 hp, a re-debuted 5.0L V8 engine – now with 420 hp. For comparative tests Ford’s giant beat the competition, and it seems that the icing on the cake, came the year 2013.
The previously known to be a brand new Ford Mustang debut in 2015 on the 50th anniversary, so Ford decided to go in style. The market was again arrived Boss 302 with the 5.0L engine and 444 hp and a long list of modifications to ride on trails, which Mustang for the first time surpassed the big BMW M3, and then got to the market and the most powerful Mustang ever produced. Specifically, for 2013 Shelby GT500 got a new 5.8L engine with 662 hp and accelerates to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds. Despite all the success, retro Mustang has survived in the market for nine years and it has become clear that the time for change arrived. The sixth generation of the Mustang was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in early 2014, which was also the largest prime minister, and for the first time in the history of this car has become global.
Knowing this, Ford had to improve the design, even the roof and rear keep the retro lines, while the front part been designed to meet the global Kinetic design school. Vehicle weight was reduced by 100 kg thanks to the use of lighter materials, offer a V6 and V8 engines remained the same. The biggest news is the new 2.3L EcoBoost engine with 305 hp, which is the first four-cylinder Ford Mustang since 1993 and the first turbo Ford Mustang since 1986. Ford has produced 1,000 copies as 2014 1/2 model in honor of the legendary model, who has appeared on sale until mid-1964 and was sold as a 1964 1/2 model and was later followed by the new Shelby GT350 with over 500 hp from atmospheric 5.2 L V8 engine. Since 1964, over 9.5 million Mustangs over the world have found buyers, and some of the most valuable of Ford’s classic cars are just Mustangs.
Most of them are of more value than the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake with a cost of $ 1.3 million, followed by 1965 Shelby GT350R, which will now cost about a million dollars. If you need to reach a conclusion about the Mustang, it might be best to quote Jeremy Clarkson, the famous leader of Top Gear, also known as anti-American members of the auto school, who once said of the Ford Mustang. The best car ever produced?
2015 Toyota Prius is a model that customers and fans of this model bring new a lot of new. And it will be very interesting to potential buyers. We must say that Toyota is one of the leaders who actually have a sense of what customers need. He knows to listen to the needs of potential customers in the market. This is the fourth generation Prius model. The game changed in the Toyota Prius model is more than change anything in the engine and save fuel at the same time. Toyota will this time have to walk the line between those who are loyal to this model and those still somewhat suspect. There is no doubt that the Toyota stand up for the true value and the market.
2015 Toyota Prius Exterior and Interior Redesign
If you are talking about design, but the redesign exterior, there should be clear to change. Of course, it’s such a redesign that will be sedan shape with swept back. On the other hand early and talk about it. But we move given what is available from the information. Windshield this time is set to stand back a little more, but upright. Prius is characterized by lower guard. The vehicle should be more aerodynamic thanks to the new layout. The new platform offers a new center of gravity and promises better visibility when operating. This platform will also be linked to models like Corolla, Camry, Corolla and RAV4.
We have come to the interior. There are spy photos. The interior looks more conventional. Analog instrument panel is located behind the steering wheel with three-spoke steering. And it differs from the current information screen located in the center rather than behind as in a new case. 2015 Toyota Prius this time promises greater interior, luxurious look. Greater ease of use as the layout better. When it comes to the material that will be used fabrication, it is certain to be higher quality. Of course, nothing is as reliable but is believed to be behind the wheel and the wheel will be a complete transformation in terms of quality.
2015 Toyota Prius – Engine
Here we are again in an interesting section. In fact one of the most important is the engine of 2015 Toyota Prius and its performance. Consumption and savings are one of the most important characteristics. Perhaps many will be disappointed but presumably it will be the same as the four cylinder 1.8 that all paired with a smaller but more efficient and more powerful engines.
The battery is a very important issue as the starter engine. The question is how the battery should be. Prius has used so far nickel-metal hydride battery. Many competitors offer lithium-ion battery a better solution. What are the benefits that would be offered a new technology? It can be placed more power in less space if you’re talking about lithium ion batteries. This means that users who can with a lithium-ion battery to increase power efficiency. And thus cover more kilometers.
2015 Toyota Prius Prius
As for the price it is for MSRP $25,359 average price of $23,832. Variations are present depending on the equipment you choose to take. For you to choose the engine, gear and everything that option exists.
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2015 Dodge Barracuda is the model that is being prepared and should be out this year. There are some spy photos, and they talk about how the car will look. Some sources say that he will be promoted as something Challenger and have new front grille and otherwise decorated the sides with new a 6.2 liter Hemi engine.
In this article we will try to introduce you to this model with some of the useful information that is available to us so we will share with you. If we are able to give you some of the details you will be notified. often these details can refer to the details regarding the engine, the driving force and design. The design can not always talk when we notice the redesign of the vehicle inside and out. Power vehicles is always interesting to most customers and fans in general so will this time in that direction testify.
2015 Dodge Barracuda Design
2015 Dodge Barracuda model will certainly represent a completely new system. By the looks and the engine probably. But keep on the design. Creator gave him a muscular structure and appearance. It would also be wheelbase should be less spread in comparison with their relatives. About six inches. Then about eight inches wide in total duration. It will probably be identical in terms of dimensions such a Ford Mustang. Back revocation will be the new geometry but will keep multilink.
Under the hood Engine
The 2015 SRT Barracuda reveals a long-term plan and program of the company Chrysler’s at the individual level. Sergio Marchionne also said that one of the ways to create a kind of redesign Alfa mid-sized. Promotion of pulling power says that will increase the supply of current 2.4-liter Tigershark, inline-four to the multiple versions.
Should take into account the CAFE specifications. CAFE will require more than anyone else and be in the story gave the V-6 provided. During this time the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 is expected to get immediate hypodermic injection at about enough time the Cuda comes.
2015 Dodge Barracuda Release Date and Price of Barracuda
When it comes to the implementation date, when the car comes out, it should be noted that it is not always safe. What for now we can say for 2015 Dodge Barracuda is that it could be later this year. You can plan a lot of things regarding this vehicle. But some of the details there. Not yet known to the general public. After all, you can always contact an authorized dealer. This way you can get information concerning the price and the details. If they had, they will probably be happy to share it with you.