Kamis, 03 Maret 2016

First Drive – Nissan GTR 2016 Overview

First Drive – Nissan GTR 2016 Overview

First Drive – Nissan GTR 2016 Overview , The prices of current GTR always increases now on the market scene of automotive in this world. I believe it will be a good start for Nissan GTR 2016 to its existences in the future soon. Nissan brings a super car here and proof this car deserves the price. The current GTR uses twin-turbocharged engine as its power and AWD system as its accelerators on the road. Moreover, they offer high technology of electronics features inside the cabin. These benefits are found in other supercars which priced at least three times of GTR nowadays. The iconic design such as its head-turner makes its long existences from the first model never ruined by its rivals like Chevy Corvette and Porsche 911.

Nissan GTR 2016 Overview

Before we expect more power for the next Nissan GTR 2016, let me show you the current engine lied down under the hood of GT-R. This car carries its brother engine, Skyline sport coupe, as the beauty of sports car at the moment. The current GTR has 3.8 L twin-turbo engine labeled with V6 symbol. This is not a standard engine for sports car but it is very glorious to defeat any rivals with its 600 horsepower. The comparison with the first engine of GTR has bright answer here. The gap is around 150 horsepower higher than the introduced GTR. What is next? Nissan plans something larger engine for the 2016 model at least 700 horsepower as the target. This power cannot be obtained without the role of all-wheel drive system which will be featured the next model.
Nissan GTR 2016 design
If you compare the current GTR exterior with other rivals, I think Nissan has the best and exotic one. This advantage will feature the next Nissan GTR 2016 too. It has quite big rear wing and unique roofline rather than others now. In addition, you cannot forget the iconic taillights and head-turner which remains its predecessors. Nissan keeps these features to make difference from their rivals. For the interior, you will see another set of driver-focused styles which successfully implemented in the outgoing model of GTR. There is iconic center screen there which developed by some video games publishers just to make it more sophisticated.
Nissan GTR 2016 back side design
I am sure that the Nissan GTR 2016 will never too far away from 193 mph of top speed. Otherwise, it will be better. The current GTR reaches 60 mph just in 3 seconds and I think this is the most powerful car ever in this era. Nissan won’t be left behind its rival for this one in order to convince their customers

Rabu, 02 Maret 2016

2016 Nissan Armada Redesign And Review

2016 Nissan Armada Redesign And Review

2016 Nissan Armada Redesign And Review . The SUV is the favorite vehicle nowadays according to how much the numbers of transactions in this type. For Nissan as one of the Japanese automakers, they will offer 2016 Nissan Armada redesign as 2016 model year. This is a shared version of full-size Titan pickup and has three rows of seat arrangement through the interior. Thus, it is able to carry around eight passengers and 9,100 pounds of towing capacity. The first generation was introduced since 2004 ago and these updates will be a refinement to reach the market scene next year.

2016 Nissan Armada Redesign Review

The last updates of 2016 Nissan Armada redesign was happened at 2015 model year. I think it was just a minor changes rather than all-new redesign. At this moment, the main rivals are some famous name such as Chevrolet with their Suburban, Toyota with their Sequoia and Ford with their legendary Expedition. For some reasons, we can say that Armada is the oldest truck in these rivals which have newer production rather than Nissan. Thus, many of them are inspired by this car and easily make some changes which more sophisticated. However, Nissan won’t get lose once again for the future Armada.

2016 Nissan Armada redesign interior
It will be unacceptable if I did not discuss the changes of 2016 Nissan Armada redesign.  The first what make my eyes seen this car is its huge grille which is very iconic I think and make us easier to differentiate it with other Nissan lineup. Moreover, the roofline gives distinctions too and its wheels. However, the new Armada is not changing too much from the first model in 2004 ago. Actually, the first name of Armada was Pathfinder Armada. However, Pathfinder was removed byNissan as new car-based platform until now. Therefore, it is just simply Armada these days. You can see deeper changes in those photos.
2016 Nissan Armada Redesign Under the Hood
2016 Nissan Armada redesign under the hood
We can see once again the 2016 Nissan Armada redesigns with its lovely engine since the launched. It has a 5.6 L V8 engine all the way. The power is around 317 horsepower at the moment. But, Nissan will give more power for an SUV now. The EPA ratings should be increased too because a SUV with 12/18 city/highway is not appropriate with the people life in this era. The RWD and AWD may be an option but the five-speed automatic cannot be removed to be the pair of V8 engine. I cannot wait what Nissan’s does for this SUV later
2016 Nissan Altima Coupe Specification And Performance

2016 Nissan Altima Coupe Specification And Performance

2016 Nissan Altima Coupe Specification And Performance , If you know the history of Altima, you must know the success story of Japanese automaker in the United States market. Yep, Nissan want to re-tell this story once more with their 2016 Nissan Altima coupe. This is the fifth generation of this famous car since its last redesigned in two years ago. Having a quite long gap between their rival like Accord and Camry, the new Altima is now on the way to reach back in the U.S history. Some rumors said this car has well-prepared by its automaker. There are some comfy cabin and entertaining driving through the interior. Let us see whether they are fact or not through this article.
Read also: 2015 Nissan Altima Review, Spec and Price with Pictures

2016 Nissan Altima Coupe Exterior

2016 Nissan Altima coupe design
The exterior has not much changes as same as interior. For the 2016 Nissan Altima coupe, Nissan does not want to give un-certain things. They prefer to improve what the buyers’ love in the previous model of Altima. The proof said that the body lines are the most focused thing ever before they redesigned the hood. Moreover, fresh grille is ready to break the wind with its new headlamps. Then, the less-chrome design in its front truly happened as many experts’ prediction. Then, there is a deeper position of trunk lid at the back segment. Nissan has a good start for a redesigned coupe but it is not compatible for a sedan I think.
2016 Nissan Altima coupe review

2016 Nissan Altima Coupe Interior

I said the 2016 Nissan Altima coupe has comfortable interior ever than its predecessor. Nissan starts to increase the headroom first to answer their buyers complain in the previous model. Secondly, legroom is also increased very well. Thus, the passenger’s feel is main concern for the new Altima. Meanwhile, the dashboard has only some minor changes. You will see the remained thing as usual sedan in the front cabin. Passenger-focused, perhaps, is the theme of this car’s interior. The update is only located at the infotainment system and the rests are same equipment as before.

2016 Nissan Altima Coupe Under the Hood

As automakers as usual, Nissan won’t to take gambling with a new feature especially for 2016 Nissan Altima coupe’s engine. They are still using a 2.5 L and 3.5 L four-cylinder engines to complete the Altima’s trims. It is just pumping out 182 horsepower with 180 ft-lb of torque for the lower engine. While the higher engine produces 270 horsepower with 251 ft-lb of torque. A quite different power that offered by Nissan here. This engine’s power is also found at the main rivals Accord and Camry.
2016 Nissan Titan Concept With Pictures

2016 Nissan Titan Concept With Pictures

Twelve years are not a short time for Nissan to develop their 2016 Nissan Titan Concept. As the proof, this is the oldest truck if it was launched at the United States market scene.  The full-size truck does not have a good achievement in the market because of its price and also design. However, you won’t get any excuse when seeing the photos of new Titan.  The 2015 Detroit auto show became the witnesses of a new generation of truck by Nissan. They have a plan to release this truck somewhere in this year with some details that they revealed in the show.

2016 Nissan Titan Concept Designs

2016 Nissan Titan Concept design
The 2016 Nissan Titan concept will bring a fresh air for the truck top ranks which dominated by its rival Honda and Toyota with their Tacoma and Ridgeline. In addition, Nissan announced an aerodynamic design for this full-size truck. You can see that they are not a liar because there is a front spoiler in the front segment of Titan. Moreover, the tailgate has also the spoiler. Meanwhile, the low profile will prevent too much wind with its spoilers. The airflow covers has applied underbody of Titan. I have to say this car is well-prepare and really based on its concept.
2016 Nissan Titan Concept photo

2016 Nissan Titan Concept Performance

Do not worry about the performance of 2016 Nissan Titan concept. There are three variants of engine which you can choose. The first one is standard V6 engine and an optional V8 engine for fulfilling your desire. Meanwhile, the highest version will come with 5.0 liter turbodiesel Cummins engine with V8 label. The turbo system will decrease the lag from a truck here. Then, this high engine will also lighter the weight of Titan, thanks to the material’s choice from its automaker. Therefore, the towing powers of the new Titan will more than 12,000 pounds and also has big payload at 2,000 pounds as the maximum weight. Good news for you who loves higher speed because it will has six-speed automatic system as same as SUVs.
Read also: 2015 Nissan Rogue SUV Review, Price and Spec

EPA Ratings

Actually, Nissan did not give us any information about the fuel consumptions of 2016 Nissan Titan concept. But, we can predict it based on the engine. Let us see the comparison of the highest engine like Cummins diesel which also belongs to the Colorado. It has 21 mpg combined ratings. I believe this number will be higher due the development that Nissan did for their Titan. I predicted 25 around 30 mpg of combined

Minggu, 07 Februari 2016

Mercedes HiLux rival explained

Mercedes HiLux rival explained , Mercedes has announced it will sell the new load hauler in South America, South Africa, Europe and Australia.
It hasn’t given a solid date when the new worker will go on sale, saying only that the vehicle will arrive before the end of the decade. But Working Wheels understands that the ute is well advanced and is only about two years away.
Mercedes-Benz Australia pushed hard for the ute project to go ahead and for it to made available in right-hand drive.
“We have a done a lot of market research and the response (to a Mercedes ute) was overwhelmingly positive,“ says Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesman, David McCarthy.
Mercedes-Benz already sells a ute in some markets, but it is based on the ancient and basic G-Wagen. It also sells similar utes to the Australian Defence Force, with single and double axles, and has just sold a few handful to a Victorian government agency for use in remote access areas.

Mercedes will use the new ute as a flagship as it enters new markets with its commercial vehicle division
But there are no plans to sell the G-Wagen ute models to the general public.
The new one-tonner workhorse will be a different matter entirely and the production scale of selling to so many markets means Mercedes will be able to make a relatively affordable ute.
“It is not going to be a Great Wall, but it will be competitive,” McCarthy says.
Mercedes will use the new ute as a flagship as it enters new markets with its commercial vehicle division as well as lifting the profile of its working vehicles in other markets.
The new hauler will be built on Nissan’s D23 Navara platform
“The Mercedes-Benz pick-up will contribute nicely to our global growth targets,” Daimler chairman Dr Dieter Zetsche says. “We will enter this segment with our distinctive brand identity and all of the vehicle attributes that are typical of the brand with regard to safety, comfort, powertrains, and value.”
Details are limited at this stage, but the Wall Street Journal, which first broke the Mercedes ute story, reports the new hauler will be built on Nissan’s D23 Navara platform.
The new Navara, which goes on sale locally in late May, features a coil spring rear suspension, which is the first in its class and is designed to increase ride comfort while still managing a payload in excess of one-tonne.
Responsibility for the new ute rests with the Mercedes-Benz van division, which sells the Vito and Sprinter vans in Australia.

The news comes just weeks after Hyundai announced plans to build a ute, called the Santa Cruz. Much to the dismay of the Hyundai Australia team, the vehicle will be a car-based crossover rather than a body on frame worker to take on the HiLux and Ranger.
Land Rover has also indicated it could build a ute version of its next generation Defender, but the company has ruled out it being a workhorse, instead suggesting it would be more of a prestige model.
Mercedes is expected to bring a high level of technology to the class and will need to, given the technologically advanced updated Ford Ranger that is due about July. That ute will feature electrically assisted steering, engine start-stop, as well as advanced safety features such as automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.

2016 BMW X1 sDrive 18d and sDrive 20i review

2016 BMW X1 sDrive 18d and sDrive 20i review , The front-drive models’ arrival drops the entry fee into the X1 range by $7000 to $49,500 for the diesel powered sDrive18d. Joining it is the petrol sDrive20i for $51,600. Both sit below the all-wheel drive $56,500 xDrive 20d and $59,900 xDrive25i.
The sDrive 18d gets a less powerful version of the 140kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four cylinder turbodiesel found in the all-wheel drive version but still has a decent output of 110kW and 330Nm and 5kW more than in last generation. Same story for the sDrive 20i, its 2.0-litre four cylinder turbo-petrol engine makes 141kW and 280Nm compared to the 170kW and 350Nm made by the xDrive25i and 6kW more power than the previous model.
BMW decks out its Australian-spec cars with a mountain of standard features - even base models like the sDrive 18d and sDrive20i.
The major change is that while previous sDrives were two-wheel drive, they were rear-wheel drive – these new generation sDrive cars are front-wheel drive. That’s something new for BMW which prided itself on its rear wheel drive machines until 2014 and the arrival of the front-wheel drive 2 Series Active Tourer.
BMW decks out its Australian-spec cars with a mountain of standard features - even base models like the sDrive 18d and sDrive20i. Coming standard on both is a 6.5-inch display with satnav, reversing camera, automatic parking, auto tailgate and 18-inch alloys.
The sDrive 20i also gets shift paddles and dual exhaust outlets.
The X1 has a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating and both sDrives come standard with lane departure and forward collision warning, pedestrian alert and emergency call function.

On the road
We’d only just tested the all-wheel drive xDrive20d so it was still fresh in our minds as we ducked into the sDrive18d at the Australian launch. We’d become fans of the 20d and even took it off road a bit where it impressed us with its hill descent control down a track that would scare the daylights out of a sedan. But most of the time we stayed firmly on the bitumen of city streets and country roads.
Country roads just like the one we took the sDrive18d and, honestly, within a few minutes in the pilot’s seat I’d totally forgotten I was in its front-wheel drive sibling. Yup, I couldn’t really spot the difference between this car and the all-wheel drive. Sure there is a smidge less grunt, but that turbodiesel four is plenty strong. Pushing it into corners showed the car to be stable, with great steering, while easing off the gusto as we cruised though town centres revealed a decent ride and serenely quiet cabin.
We swapped out of the 18d and into its petrol sDrive 20i brother and headed for the hills – no seriously, we went hunting for higher ground searching for gravel or dirt, or something to test the two-wheel drive’s reaction to loose ground.

Traction control swooped in instantly to take over and restore order again.
Following a gravel road uphill that would test any front-wheel drive car, the 20i would indeed spin a wheel for a split second if the accelerator is mashed. Traction control swooped in instantly to take over and restore order again.
The rest of the gravel adventure saw us passing through a bit of rougher stuff, with branches and some decent rocks that proved that you didn’t need all-wheel drive to climb over these things but you do need the X1’s ride height, which at 183mm is more than enough to clear what we encountered.
We pulled over, opened all the doors, sat in every seat, and the 20i’s interior is in every way identical to its all-wheel drive siblings. The cabin is spacious – this new generation X1 has even more headroom than the bigger X3 SUV - and rear legroom is so good that not even my knees touch the back of the front seats (I’m 6ft 3 and resigned to the fact that I will live most of my life hunched up on transport).
Like all X1s the standard seats are flat and hard – a situation likely resolved with the optional Sports Seats.
Heading back onto the bitumen, we blasted through some bush roads. The 20i was responsive, the grip was smile-inducing and that eight-speed auto is magnificent. The engine-transmission combination is impressively efficient too, with BMW claiming it’ll only drink 5.9L/100km in combined driving.
We’d forgotten again – you know, the front-wheel drive thing. And that’s the point, unless you go looking for trouble and try to provoke the 18d or 20i on a gravel or wet road, you’d never know this car was front-wheel drive. And with its ride height, you’ll still be able to head down tracks that you’d think twice about doing in a regular car.
All-wheel drive can be an excellent piece of safety equipment in the wet, it will monitor the wheels to ensure all of them have optimum traction. But with BMW’s sophisticated traction and stability control front-wheel drive is also superbly safe.
BMW has done such a good job of giving the front-wheel drive X1s good handling balance which makes it a pleasing car to drive in the twists and turns. 
What the German carmaker has created here is the car people actually want – a roomy, fun BMW with good clearance and a driving position that puts you a tad higher than most cars without the fuel bill that goes with powering all four wheels.
Price from: $49,500 (sDrive18d)
Warranty: 3 years/unlimited km
Capped servicing: $1140 over 5 years/80,000km
Service interval: Condition based
Safety: Not tested
Engines: 2-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel, 110kW/330Nm (diesel), 141kW/280Nm (petrol)
Transmission: 8-speed auto; FWD
Thirst from: 4.3L/100km
Dimensions: 4439mm (L), 1821mm (W), 1598mm (H) , 2670mm (WB)
Weight from: 1470kg
Spare: None
0-100km/h from: 7.7s

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Jumat, 11 September 2015

First Drive – 2016 Honda Civic Review And Performance

2016 Honda Civic has the discernible improvement look so it doesn't resemble a jellybean any longer. Honda has at long last propelled the taxi forward configuration which has been utilized on Civics for about ten years. This configuration puts the windshield's base over the front wheels which are resembles a minivan and it is utilized to expand the inside space, despite the fact that a large portion of that build places in the upper dashboard territory which is not useable space. 

Then again, the windshield's base of 2016 Honda Civic is hauled more distant back behind the front wheel to fabricate a more upright windshield and an any longer hood. From the side's perspective, 2016 Honda Civic idea which has been demonstrated in New York resembles a downsized Honda Accord Coupe, which is a great thing. 

The following greatest change is the superior Type-R rendition of 2016 Honda Civic will be propelled in the United States of America. The incredible model has been known abroad. 

There is no further detail that have been reported on the Civic Type-R, however Honda claim that the 2016 Honda Civic will be the first item to give new VTEC turbocharged motor as a major aspect of the suite of Earth Dreams Technology of automaker which is expected to expand fuel effectiveness and lessening outflows. For Honda, offering turbocharged motors is exceptionally extraordinary thing on the grounds that the automaker has not done it as such

The base of 2016 Honda Civic will accompany a 1.5-liter VTEC turbo four-barrel motor which is finished with the choice of a six-rate manual or a variable transmission. Honda takes note of that the recent has been expanded to be more responsive than past adaptations. 

The 2016 Honda Civic will likewise be dispatched in two or three body styles in the United States than any time in recent memory some time recently. These body styles incorporate a car and vehicle like the past renditions. Likewise, 2016 Honda Civic will be a five-entryway hatchback. 

2016 Honda Civic idea dispatched at the New York International Auto Show which features  a huge wing at the back and forceful styling which is finished with profound air channels and outlets in the front and back guards. This idea brings an incredible thought of what the model of Type-R will resemble. The front grille of idea vehicle will be shared by all Civics as can be found on the most recent CR-V and Pilot hybrid