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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Barack Obama selling his old car on eBay for $1 million

Barack Obama selling his old car on eBay for $1 million
Barack Obama selling his old car on eBay for $1 million

Want the rush of Barack Obama, once ground it felt like the streets of Chicago as the Junior Senator United States? All you need is an eBay account - and a million dollars.

Tim O'Brien, the owner of the Chrysler 300C, 2005, both praised by President Obama is now trying to sell the car for a whopping seven figures, MSNBC reports.

Digital Auction, which is run by experienced eBay seller Lisa Czibor car, says it has documents showing that Obama, once rented the car.

Judging by the 20 photos published with the announcement, both Barack Obama and O'Brien took over the saloon.

The blue book value for 2005 Chrysler - which is in excellent condition and has 20,800 miles on it - amounts to $ 16 683 in the New York market. It is certainly very far from the cold and look Czibor O'Brien million.

But Obama can expect significantly raise the value of the car.

"Please understand that the price of $ 1 million game is not a joke," wrote Czibor in the ad, noting that the other cars once driven by superstar politicians have recently sold to run the numbers in the millions .

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Peugot 1977, for example, seeking $ 2.5 million at auction last year, according to the UK Telegraph.

In this case, however, the benefits of the sale was the construction of low-income housing to fulfill a campaign promise by Mr. Ahmadinejad to eliminate homelessness.

"If you win this auction, what you do with Obama's car after you pay is for you," Czibor continues. "You can put in a museum, a proud unit, or can be used as part of a publicity stunt for the Republican campaign in 2012."

Friday night, has not been sold on eBay for five days left in the auction.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Toyota Prius C clever hybrid comes for sustainable energy and clean air

Toyota Motor Philippines open up Toyota Prius C
Toyota Motor Philippines open up Toyota Prius C
Toyota Prius C: Toyota in Japan called Aqua, is a subcompact gasoline-electric hybrid hatchback total produced by Toyota Motor Corporation. Launched in Japan in December 2011 at a price of 1.69 million yen (U.S. $ 21,700), which is scheduled to be released in Australia in the first quarter of 2012, and the United States in March 2012, a starting price below U.S. $ 19 000.
The Prius c is the second spin-off of the family Prius, which combines the features of a Yaris sized car with a hybrid powertrain. The Prius is c a lower price than the Prius has a fuel consumption and better in the classic city in the test cycles of the EPA. The production version of Aqua was presented at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011. The production of ca Prius was introduced in the United States in January 2012 Hall of North American International Auto in Detroit.

Toyota Motor Philippines open up Toyota Prius C:
A statement to the environment, including clean energy and sustainable air is now the same price as the most popular SUVs and luxury cars, or even half the price of the most luxurious cars Europeans. Last week, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) unveiled the Prius C, a completely new compact hybrid, which is the latest addition to the Prius hybrid line-up. The "C" in its name stands for compact city, clean, clever and - which speaks volumes about its advanced hybrid technology and how it contributes to the environment.

The Prius C is priced at P1, 475.00 to P1, 540,000 - depending on the variant. (Option C Full Prius is priced at P1, 540 000, complete the Prius Option C P1, 525 000, the standard on the Prius C P1 and 490,000 Prius in the standard C P1, 475,000). The third-generation Prius now sold on the local market since 2009, is set at about P2.2 billion.

An executive of TMP, said energy efficiency is above the rest - about 40 miles per gallon! It is powered by a 1.5 liter 4-cylinder 1NZ-FXE engine VVT-i Atkinson cycle that meets Euro V emissions standard

Engine performance is also improved by the adoption of the EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) and the feeding system of the pump. The boost converter increases the battery voltage V high voltage DC144 to DC520 V to force the high voltage generator and produce a better engine response, Toyota said in a statement.

The Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) system uses precision gas engine and electric motor depending on driving conditions present to provide a smooth and responsive, and minimize fuel consumption and emissions.

The Prius C should not be connected to a power source for recharging. The battery is recharged through the use of regenerative braking system that allows AT continuously recharges while driving.

Since the introduction of the first generation Prius in 1997, the name was known to be the pioneer in vehicle technology ECO (hybrid). Over the years, the development of the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) has changed the course of the innovations of vehicles worldwide.

The design of the Prius C creates a powerful impression - that exudes from a species with an elegant and sporty attitude that has no age - that is, this style is not for young or middle-aged - and without discrimination between the sexes. Toyota's designers said the entire form is intended "to create a strong sense of dynamic movement back and forth you notice, even remotely."

For those who love speed, which can be in the form of the car they drive, the back of the Prius C "is close to the aerodynamic performance into account, unlike a lower form of the body and is built with a solid experience forward driving position responsive. "
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BMW’s new M models launches with four vehicles

BMW’s new M models launches with four vehicles
BMW’s new M models launches with four vehicles, including the M550d xDrive Touring, X6 M50d, M550d xDrive Sedan, and the X5 M50d.
If it were not already jealous of the cool cars offered abroad, BMW gave four examples of the forbidden fruit. After much teasing, the automaker has finally revealed its line of diesel-powered vehicles before their debut performance M Geneva Motor Show, but the company insists that the four models are not obliged to our shores.
Range of BMW M launches new models with four vehicles, xDrive sedan M550d, xDrive Touring M550d, M50D X5, X6 and M50D. All vehicles will be powered by a new 3.0-liter turbo-diesel I-6 three, confirming previous rumors of this type of engine. BMW says that the three high-pressure turbocharger and the use of variable geometry turbine. The engine also uses common rail direct injection with piezo injectors, a good combination for the maximum injection pressure of 2200 bar. What kind of power has all the hardware network of luxury? A robust 381 hp and a torque-tacular 546 pounds-feet (for the results of the interview, it is 120 to 170 horsepower less than the M5 and X5/X6m, but a further 44 to 46 lb-ft of torque) . The maximum power is reached at 4000 rpm, while maximum torque is available at 2000 rpm and below the red line of 5400 rpm.
Incorporates many of the BMW EfficientDynamics technologies the brand new models M and earnings for each model of start-stop functionality, and a means to optimize the efficiency Eco Pro An eight-speed automatic transmission is available only if changes and all models BMW xDrive system will depend on the four-wheel drive, optimized for wide dynamic range. For management, each of the new diesel engines are unique affinity with M suspension springs and shock absorbers new. As an added benefit, and X5 xDrive Touring M50D M550d also self-leveling rear air suspension.
Each performance model M also receives subtle exterior enhancements, including mirrors and bars of iron breakdown finished metallic gray, trapezoidal exhaust tips, and gloss Shadow Line a 19 - or alloy wheels 20-inch .
It's fine, but how do you offer? BMW has published estimates of the acceleration, top speed and average fuel consumption, and the numbers are quite impressive. BMW xDrive Sedan M550d says can run from 0-62 mph in 4.7 seconds, and - like all the models - you can hit an electronically limited top end of 155 mph. BMW offers fuel consumption is about 37 mpg combined, although this figure is based on experimentation in the EU cycle. M other diesel engines will not be all that much slower: the Touring M550d sprint to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds the M50D X5 in 5.4 seconds (more than a second faster than the previous one, we tested X5 xDrive35d) and X6 M50D in 5.3 seconds.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

2013 Ford Fusion Overlook: New Ford Coming This Summer

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2013 Ford Fusion Overlook: New Ford Coming This Summer
2013 Ford Fusion Overlook: Ford was the belle of the ball at the Detroit Auto Show with the world premiere of its mid-size car, the Fusion 2013. Oh! What a surprise, considering that Ford, General Motors and Chrysler are not really concerned about the trucks and large SUVs for many years. If you want to shop for Toyota Camry family sedan, Honda Accord, Nissan car Altima and Hyundai Sonata more recently. All three of Detroit simply not competitive in this very important segment of the automotive market.

Times have changed. The new Fusion, you will not see on the road until late summer, it looks like a winner. It won the Audience Award at the Motor Show probably due to its high style, after all, no one outside the company that brought yet. GM Buick brought back to life with some excellent cars and new Chevy Malibu will launch a completely new late this year. This is important because if you look across Canada and the United States today, you realize that approximately one third of the cars are to Detroit automakers.

What is the new Fusion in your favor? According to Chris Hamilton, head of exterior design is proportion. "We want to create a boring mid-size car, we wanted to create a beautiful product. It seems expensive, even if it is not." Hamilton, a British 43 year old had spent most of his career in Europe. His fusion of design seem to break the stereotype fade, American cars we have come to see the queue before the rent.

The origins of the car are also interesting. The process began four years ago, while GM and Chrysler have been teetering on bankruptcy, while Ford mortgaged everything they had to raise money to continue. Even in the darkest days of Ford spent their money borrowed from engineering and design - and for cars, not just trucks. We have seen the compact Focus and the Fiesta subcompact came out of this investment and now is the fusion of medium size.

It's a beautiful drive from most angles. He has the suggestion of an Aston Martin on her with a raised trapezoidal grille, fog stretched thin, sloping roof and the position of the muscles. And the interior is even better. Hamilton is well, the car does not look like much more than twenty or thirty thousand dollars, is expected to sell.

Ford is dropping the V6 in their average size, as many manufacturers do, and there are three engines and two four-cylinder hybrid versions - which includes a plug-in. You can also come loaded with optional equipment as tempting and expensive Ford MyTouch system is activated voice command, which includes more than ten thousand words, and new sensors, cameras and radar to keep track offer, Adaptive Cruise Control, Park Assist Active Care and blind spots.

The merger also will be a North American car available with the dominant first Stop-Start. When cutting the engine when the wheels stop turning, you can save up to ten percent of its fuel in the traffic-clogged cities. That the merger has not, at least for now, is a wagon version. However, the merger is a car in the world, are sold in markets around the world alike. It was designed to meet crash standards for all. In Europe, call the Mondeo and European Car of love. So go get one.

I'll take the merger as soon as it becomes available and the report. But the fact that 2013 Ford car has an average size of the property, the fact that on a Chevrolet Malibu that I hope will be great (based on the quality of the current), the fact that Cadillac is coming to ATS will swear as good or better than the BMW 3 Series, the fact that Chrysler has the Dodge Dart, which is essentially an Alfa Romeo, all show that Detroit - Motor City - is finally developing a new car culture.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Toyota Australia exports 80,000 cars to the Middle East per year

Toyota workers worst fears came true yesterday when the company announced that it ax 350 jobs at its plant in Altona North.
Toyota Australia, said the president Max Yasuda drop in international demand for Australia Toyota built as a result of the high Australian dollar had led to the decision.

The move has raised fears of job losses could snowball the parts supply industry, including the viability and 40,000 jobs depend on the number of cars manufactured locally.

Toyota Australia exports normally more than 80,000 cars a year in the Middle East and other overseas markets, but Mr. Yasuda said he looked a little more than half of that amount this year.

''We have strong sales forecasts for the domestic market, but the reduction in the export market is so large that we can not cover the incremental sales in the domestic market,''he said.

The company plans to make 95,000 cars this year, nearly 40 percent of its peak production of 149,000 vehicles in 2007.

Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers CEO Richard Reilly said the number of cars produced in Australia was vital for employment levels in the components industry, including 180 to 200 companies.

Yesterday, more than 3,300 workers gathered at the factory for a briefing on all of the company knew that more than one in ten jobs will be terminated in mid-April. The job losses in vehicle assembly and painting, and management.

Mr Yasuda said the plan would make the company more competitive, but just look at the end of the current model cycle, about the next five years. All work will be initiated compulsory redundancies.

The federal secretary of the Workers Union Australian Manufacturing Division vehicle construction, Ian Jones, said Toyota had failed in its commitment to the bargaining agreement the company signed last month to consult the union before No reduction of jobs.

''It's amazing that there are procedures in the agreement presented for how to handle these things, and Toyota is not just follow one of them,''said Jones.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

2012 Toyota Prius V Luxury Review

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2012-Toyota-Prius-v-Luxury
Reduce the right to the point: The 2012 Toyota Prius V (we are ignoring that companies selling Toyota uses a lowercase v for the name) is an inspired idea. This is the first of three spin-offs of the iconic Prius sedan show, the Prius Plug-In Prius compact C will also join the fleet in 2012. The next step, the manufacturer representatives report is to establish a complete line of hybrids and a sub-brand under the umbrella of Toyota.

Since its inception in 1997, the Toyota Prius easily has outpaced all other hybrids in terms of pure popularity, with sales worldwide since the launch of the accounts of three million vehicles. While critics of perpetual hybrid and electric vehicles is said to be a proverbial drop in the bucket in terms of vehicle sales, it is always better to be a drop in a bucket and a big fish in a small pond.

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2012-Toyota-Prius-v-Luxury-inside
Of course, the 2012 Toyota Prius V is actually a mini-van barely disguised. But the fact is that some people need minivans and some of those desperate souls who want to be a hybrid minivan. The Prius V offers a space of more than 50 percent behind the front seats of the trap (a solid gain) and is available in terms of energy efficiency - 4.6L/100 km combined driving from 3.8L/100 km s the original. (These figures are the fuel cycle in the U.S., the figures for Australia were not confirmed before its local launch in Q2 this year.)

The strength of the vehicle, as expected, is the hybrid propulsion system (shared with the regular Prius), which combines a gasoline engine 1.8-liter four-cylinder with 60 kW of electricity to produce a combination of 100 kW. This couple is linked to a continuously variable transmission and are managed by four different driving modes, ranging from extra-soft slightly spicy. In EV mode the vehicle can run on electricity alone at speeds of about 2 km in the city, while power mode brings (some) added punch.

Let's be clear: The Prius V does not provide an exhilarating driving experience. This is an extremely fast car, it is not particularly attractive, but it does, however, offer a reasonable steering feel, a smooth ride and handling acceptable.

As the Prius is larger than its immediate predecessor, it goes without saying that probably lead to more people (although still a five-seater, like the Prius) and property / or more. In anticipation, Toyota engineers gave the vehicle a redesigned suspension system and an innovative technology called pitch and bounce control. This system uses the torque of the hybrid powertrain to help control the balance of the vehicle in case of acceleration and handling in curves.

Much thought has been devoted to other aspects of the Prius and V. Steel high tensile strength and aluminum is used in key areas to reduce excess weight. And the optional panorama glass roof is constructed of resin, which reduces weight by 38 percent of a glass ceiling of comparable size. Ultimately, the Prius V weighs 105 kg more than the Prius - but taking into account the added value is a small price to pay.

During our test drive in Quebec, Canada - made in the way most of the time, and with the throttle seriously - the display on Prius V suggests an average consumption of 6.0L/100km. Just enough.

But if there is one area where the Prius V particularly disappointing is the lack of cool factor. The Prius hatch has some geek-chic, call it, no, he does not have the silhouette of a sports car, but has enough of a wedge-shaped profile suggests that the aerodynamics have been involved in the design. The Prius also has an angular profile V-shaped, but because it's bigger, it looks like a minivan trying in vain to look cool.

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2012-Toyota-Prius-v-Luxury-inside
Concerned about the cool factor is extended to other parts of the vehicle as well. The roof of the resin, the most interesting, ie, meant that one of the most innovative features of the trap - an optional solar panel roof that helps to power the climate control system - is forgotten.

So, too, has the innovative touch system control marker. A standard feature on the Prius hatch, this technology is the driver to activate the various controls through the gold wheels mounted on the wheel. When the driver touches a section of the wheel, a duplicate image active control that is projected onto the windshield. Thus, the controls can be operated without looking down.

This is a very elegant, but you get used to the word on the street is that the control contact of the marker may have been considered too "young" function for the target market Prius V. Meaning: If you have not grown up with an iPod glued to his hand, touch the control indicator is probably out of your comfort zone.

While the 2012 Toyota Prius V can not be as attractive as the Prius in a visual perspective or technological, is nevertheless an interesting new family vehicle. Even better, with a base price close to the original Prius in some markets - and even cheaper than the other - the Prius V is real value in the segment of hybrids.
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2012 Toyota Prius C Preview

2012 Toyota Prius C Preview
2012 Toyota Prius C
Upon arriving at Canadian dealerships in March, a subcompact Toyota hybrid first car, the Prius c ("c" means "city") will offer the best fuel economy of any hybrid on the market, except for plug-in hybrids in like the Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid cars of the future in much electricity as the Chevrolet Volt.

Toyota claims an impressive combined city / highway fuel economy rating of just 3.7 L/100 km (76 miles per imperial gallon). While consumption of fuel in the real world is a little older, the Prius c will always be one of the most fuel efficient five-passenger car on the planet.

The first hybrid car gas and electricity sold in Canada, the 1999 Honda Insight, which offers the same fuel economy down, but it was a small two-seater coupe unattractive. Toyota has taken a smarter approach, offering a hatchback body style, four-door practice and with a base price under $ 21,000, Toyota is becoming more accessible to younger, entry-level buyers who want a small city ​​car that is both affordable and easy to drive in the city.

2012 Toyota Prius-C Picture Gallery

Included in base price of the Prius c will be $ 21 000 automatic climate control, 3.5-inch color LCD screen, USB port with iPod / iPhone connectivity, remote keyless entry with illuminated entry and tilt and telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, climate handsfree and Bluetooth phone.

Fuel economy is exceptional c Prius in part because it is smaller and lighter than the Prius mid-size Prius and c. It weighs 246 kg less than the Prius sedan, and is 485 mm shorter and narrower than 50 mm. It is slightly larger than a Toyota Yaris hatchback.

Instead of the standard '98-hp Prius 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, the Prius c uses a gasoline engine of 1.5 liter four-cylinder produces smaller than 73 horsepower and 82 lb-ft of torque. Combined with a 45 kW (60 hp) electric motor combined is 99 horsepower (74 kW). This compares with the Prius big 134 hp (100 kW).

As with other Prius, Prius c, the driver can choose between three different driving modes: Normal Eco and EV mode. Eco mode reduces total energy consumption for air conditioning and throttle to improve fuel efficiency. EV mode allows the Prius c to be used exclusively by electricity at a short distance (one mile), while remaining below 40 km / h.

To respond to the small size of c Prius, Toyota has redesigned its hybrid system to reduce weight, size and improve efficiency. The Hybrid Synergy Drive integrates the operation of the gasoline engine, electric motor, continuously variable deck, 144-volt Nickel-Metal Hydride, and various electronic controls, including a power control unit (converter), a converter of DCDC, a step forward converter and a hybrid of computer control.

To maximize interior space and handling, the hybrid battery and fuel tank are placed together in the back seat of the wheelbase, which improves weight distribution and improved handling. In addition, this site allows the Prius to deliver c surprisingly spacious 104 cu. feet of total interior volume (87.4 cubic feet of passenger volume. pi, pi 17. ft cargo volume).

Available in March, the c Prius is offered in three trim levels starting at less than $ 21,000. Details not yet available, but the available exterior colors include Mandarin, Lime and Aqua Pearl White, with Blue Streak Metallic, Absolutely Red, Sable Black Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Classic Silver Metallic and White.

The interior of the Prius uses c blue / gray as the base color to the edge of the inner door, and seating surfaces on the dashboard lighter colors to help create a contrast. Two audio systems are available: an audio system with six speakers and basic AM / FM CD player with MP3/WMA capability, auxiliary audio input, USB connection for iPod, speakerphone capability, access to directory, and music streaming Bluetooth wireless technology, the system adds seconds of audio visualization and audio with navigation and Sirius XM satellite radio capability.

In addition to nine airbags as standard, c 2012 Prius will come with stability control, traction control, ABS brakes, electronic distribution of braking force, brake assist, and stop the smart technology.

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2012 Toyota Prius get updated with new style and equipment

2012 Updated Toyota Prius outside View
2012 Updated Toyota Prius outside View

The third generation Toyota Prius has received an update with a defined style and higher levels of equipment.

The Prius hybrid powertrain remains the same, ie, first-class CO2 emissions of 89g/km and a total claimed 72.4mpg fuel economy. With this level of emissions, the Prius is not road tax exempt, but also free of congestion charging in London.

The exterior design has been modified to reflect the theme of the current design of Toyota. Like the Yaris, the front bumper has been re-profiled to give the car a lower, wider look. Front fog lights have been placed in the lower grille and a new design of the rear light cluster.

High-end T Spirit models now get LED headlights automatically while electrically folding mirrors, heated door are now standard across the range.

2012 Updated Toyota Prius Inside View
2012 Updated Toyota Prius Inside View

Two new colors, dark blue and metallic red Cabernet are also available. Inside, Toyota has proposed to increase the perceived quality - a critical first Prius - using soft-touch plastics and dark colors. The center console and air vents now inserts money to further improve the indoor environment.

The front seats have been redesigned and offer a wide range of parameters, the best drivers can now feel comfortable driving.

Equipment levels have been raised for the year 2012, the Toyota system with the standard of review touch screen on all models. The system includes Bluetooth connectivity and audio, and a rearview camera.

Toyota Touch & Go also comes standard with the Spirit T. He added road satellite navigation voice guidance based traffic control and access to Google Local Search, if you have a compatible mobile phone.

A technology package is also available for the T Spirit, which includes an upgraded multimedia system, cruise control, adaptive and intelligent assistant Park, which recognizes viable parking spaces and gives voice instructions to the inch, a perfect parking .

Other options include black leather upholstery, rear parking sensors and a slipper. Style Pack is also available for T4 and T Spirit, which adds chrome accents for the exterior of the car.

The new Toyota Prius will be in showrooms in March, with entry level models from £ 21,350 T3. The Prius line later this year will grow with the addition of a plug-in hybrid version and a seven-seat MPV.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

BMW Mini addition to the portfolio with three new versions to the end of the decade

 BMW Mini car at the end of the decade
German manufacturer of luxury includes the introduction of three new models of BMW Mini car at the end of the decade

If you're a big fan of model cars Anglo Mini icon and then you'll be glad to know that the German automaker BMW plans to expand the Mini brand by the end of the decade. According to a recent report by Automotive News and confirmed by the Director Kay Segler World Mini, Mini seeks to expand the current range of vehicles to three Mini models.

Information and details on the new Mini is not discussed in detail, but Segler was confirmed that the new models would probably use a new brand of BMW Group front-wheel drive platform that will be used with the second generation Mini Cooper hardtop in 2014.

Although the Mini Cooper production company started as a simple, over time, the introduction of new models has given way to the alignment marks on the existing body styles of six years.

Next month will see the arrival of the Mini roadster and coupe version of the Countryman crossover four-door coupe is known as the Countryman. You may remember Countryman Cup, which began as the concept paceman in 2011 Detroit Auto Show last year.

Of course, there is no doubt that the popularity of the Mini in particular in the United States where, according to figures, Mini has sold a record 57,511 cars last year - a number that executives expect BMW to build this year. However, only the addition of three new models are used to help or hinder the progress of BMW and Mini brand plans, and consumers are still interested in three new variants Mini? Can not be sure at this point, but it seems that BMW does not know that less is sometimes more.
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Toyota automaker will invest 1.3 trillion in Indonesia

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), the largest automaker in Japan, will invest an additional Rp 1.3 trillion (U.S. $ 143 million) in Indonesia to increase capacity in the midst of rising domestic demand, according to an official.

Johnny Darmawan, vice president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia PT (TMMIN) - Toyota joint venture with local partners Astra International - said Tuesday that the investment would boost local production capacity of 180,000 units to 230,000 units by the mid-2013.

"With this investment, we can have another 50,000 units from mid-2013, when the improvement of the capacity has been completed," he told The Jakarta Post by telephone, adding that the plant would be better produce new models.

TMC, Akio Toyoda, president announced plans to invest 5.5 trillion rupees at the local level, including Rp 2.9 trillion increase capacity from 110,000 to 180,000 units TMMIN build a new plant.

The plant is currently under construction and set to start operation in late 2012.

TMMIN currently operates three plants in Indonesia: 1 and 2 Sunter Sunter in North Jakarta and Karawang plant in West Java. Toyota Astra Motor (TAM), which is responsible for the distribution and after-sales service for products TMMIN, operates 210 stores across the country.

Johnny, also director Astra president of Toyota Motor (TAM), said the increased investment shows that Toyota wanted to take the risk that the market of Indonesia continued to grow.

"Today, Toyota can not meet all the demand for cars in Indonesia. We are still facing a shortage of supply, although Daihatsu helped us," he said.

PT Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM) produces, among other vehicles, multipurpose vehicles and SUVs Toyota Avanza fever.

Indonesia, with a growing middle class and a population of 240 million dollars, is a lucrative market for car dealers.

Its economy grew by over 6 percent annually over the past two years, while an increased investment environment has encouraged many car manufacturers to boost investment in the largest economy in Southeast Asia.

Major car manufacturers in Indonesia are waiting for the new government regulations at low cost and environmentally friendly cars, predicting that demand will increase and improve the investment climate through various incentives.

Several car manufacturers have announced commitments last year to increase investment in the country, including Japan Daihatsu Motor Company Ltd., Suzuki Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Company, BMW of Germany and China Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd.

The Association of the Automotive Industry of Indonesia (Gaikindo) said car sales can increase from 3 to 5 percent this year from 894,180 units sold in 2011 due to increased risks of global economic slowdown and subsidized fuel restrictions in April. TAM has sold 311,136 cars last year, 34.8 percent of auto sales in the country in total.

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2012 Toyota racing series got lead by Southland driver Damon Leitch

South-land driver Damon Leitch leads to the second round of the 2012 Toyota racing series with a slight advantage in the championship and time with the hope of improving the hail and sleet in the first round in Invercargill.

For the first time a rider had taken Southland series, and many more international drivers that the inhabitants of three to one, the closest rival is the second round Leitch is another Kiwi, Nick Cassidy.

Leitch has 181 points, ahead of Cassidy in the 173.

Asseldonk pilot Hannes van Holland won the first major trophy in the series last weekend in Invercargill, and is the third in the championship with 150 points.

He won two of three runs for the SRT in Invercargill, taking into account the spirit of the Cup of Nations and the third race affected by rain, although the division of high-speed track that this race was red flag.

Only 31 points separate the top three in the championship with 75 points for each victory. The British rider Josh Hill, who won the first race of the 2012 series, is also well within walking distance, as Felix Serralles, Puerto Rico. The best rookie in the series, Bruno Boniface, is the sixth in the points.

The second round of the 2012 Toyota Racing Series will begin on Saturday International Raceway levels, with qualifying and the first race of the weekend. Pilots must do more testing and qualification in Timaru have good grid positions and the speed of the track at every race.

Category Manager Barrie Thomlinson says that extreme weather in Invercargill challenged pilots and gave them valuable experience in the car. With so many new drivers in the series, the chance to get used to the way the cars driven in wet conditions and the wind was "priceless."

"Invercargill demonstrated the value of our team structure and massive experience and knowledge gained by the teams over the past seven seasons.

"For the drivers it would have been very reassuring, since it came out in racing that took place in the most variables as possible," he said.

Thomlinson said the teams expect a more stable climate in the second round. The main race is the Timaru Herald Trophy, over 20 laps on Sunday.

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Mazda takes for 45% sale target 2012

Mazda takes for 45% sale target 2012

Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co Ltd sets an aggressive target to raise its 2012 sales to 60,000 units, representing a 45 per cent increase from last year.

Last year the Mazda cars were sold 41,980 units, up 19.44 percent over the previous year.

In 2012, besides the introduction of the BT-50 pickup 1 ton PRO, a new truck and a new 1.6-liter Mazda3, aggressive marketing activities and sales promotion will be launched. To increase consumer confidence, the number of showrooms and service centers for services increased. In 2011, Mazda has increased the number of dealers from 109 to 125 and the end of 2012, the figure will reach 140.

"Our philosophy Zoom-Zoom, Mazda is preparing to boost the pickup segment, which is most of the car market in Thailand with the introduction of the new BT-50 PRO in January. Mazda hopes to create a new trend in the market pick-up with exceptional style Pro BT-50, and most importantly, we will also strengthen our range of cars with the new Mazda3 1.6 During the first quarter of this year. also be launching new models to stimulate the market all year, especially the great success of models like the racing series limited edition that was very popular. Mazda considers the major policy to refresh our products always available, "said Yuki Choichi, Managing Director of Mazda Sales (Thailand), in a press conference today.
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Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell cars concept gets low-key Detroit reception

Toyota, the automaker most closely associated with hybrids is still not giving up hydrogen fuel cells. Here is the FCV-R, a concept that kind of snuck into the Detroit Auto Show last week without much notice.

toyota hydrogen fuel cell cars
toyota hydrogen fuel cell cars
Part of the reason was, that was much more important vehicle for Toyota there to steal the show. However, the R-FCV (FCV for vehicles with fuel cells and R is the "Revolution and Reality") is important because it reminds us that Toyota is still planning a field of hydrogen car in 2015. Auto Salon year, only a few years from now. Gulp.

Honda and General Motors have made the most noise about the benefits of hydrogen. Toyota, for its strength in hybrid fuel economy did not say much. But that could change as the production version of this car is ready for commercialization.
Other news for Toyota Camry: Toyota Motor wants to sell new 6000 Camry.

Toyota Motor wants to sell new 6000 Camry Sedan in South Korea

Toyota Motor Corp. wants to sell the new 6000 Camry sedan in South Korea this year, almost triple the 2020 units sold in 2011, Korea Toyota CEO of Tommy H. Nakabayashi, said Wednesday.

"We've lowered the price to KRW3 billion ($ 2.630), but adds more options for the new Camry sales to raise here," said Kim Sung-hwan, a spokesman for Toyota in Korea, told Dow Jones Newswires.

The president of Toyota Motor, Akio Toyoda, has been in Seoul Wednesday to encourage and help dealers launch Camry.

The Japanese company expects a better year than last year when he suffered supply disruptions caused by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan and floods in Thailand, said the spokesman.

Toyota wants to double to 10 000 sales of all Toyota vehicles in Korea this year, excluding the Lexus brand.

The company gave no sales target for 2012 Lexus. He sold 4,111 vehicles last year.

The new Camry comes with a gasoline engine or a 2.5-liter hybrid fuel costs of 2.5 liters KRW42.9 KRW33.9 million, respectively.

It is on sale on Wednesday and is the second Toyota imported from the United States to do so, since the Sienna minivan in November.

Toyota has been selling cars manufactured in the United States in Korea due to the strong Japanese yen drives up competing versions and also reduces market income abroad when repatriated.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

2012 Toyota Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews

The Toyota Prius C, called Aqua Toyota in Japan, is a full gasoline-electric hybrid hatchback subcompact produced by Toyota Motor Corporation. Toyota said the "c" refers to water city.The Prius was released in Japan in December 2011 at a price of 1.69 million yen (U.S. $ 21,700). The Prius c is scheduled to be released in Australia in the first quarter of 2012, and in the U.S. in March 2012, with prices starting below U.S. $ 19.000.
Toyota Will Bring Prius C To Auto Show
The Prius c is the second spin-off of the family Prius, combining the features of a car Yaris in size with a hybrid power-train. The Prius is priced less than the Prius C standard and has greater fuel economy in city driving under the EPA trial cycles.The Water Production was inaugurated in 2011 the production of the Tokyo Motor Show. the c Prius was introduced in the U.S. in the January 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. To get more about toyota car reviews

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture Gallery | Automobiles Reviews
2012 Toyota  Prius-C Picture

Toyota Will Bring Prius C To Auto Show

When the 2012 West Virginia International Auto Show comes to town this month, one of the most talked about new hybrids will be exposed. Toyota has a Prius C, the last of its line of hybrid vehicles in the lounge.
2012 Toyota Prius-C Picture Gallery

Toyota Vice President of Communications Jim Columbus said the new car has a lot of attention last week at the Auto Show in Detroit annual meeting. He says he hopes the same in Charleston.

"It's a subcompact car. We call Prius C, "City", because we believe that this vehicle will be quite attractive. [It is] the people who can live in the city where parking is priced, but still looking for a car with great mileage and you're looking for some eco-friendly ".

Columbus said that the Prius C is the best of both worlds.

"If you live in an environment where they have a short drive, you can plug your car in. You can drive the vehicle in electric only mode. Then when the battery is removed, is driving a 50 mpg Prius. "

In the past, buying a Prius was a bit expensive, but Columbus insisted on the "C" will be the more affordable Prius to date.

"We believe that the vehicle will be sold for less than $ 19,000. So now, people also see a large fuel consumption, they will see hybrid technology as a great value. "

Almost all major car companies have an online hybrid of your account and will be presented to the International Automobile Salon in West Virginia, which is set for January 27 to 29 years in the Charleston Civic Center.

Show organizers say the event is an opportunity to see the latest automotive technology and make some comparisons.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

The New Nissan Versa Ready With Affordable Price|Improved Fuel Efficiency

It's a safe bet that many people buy small cars are mainly related to two things: an affordable purchase price and fuel economy. Nail these two things, and your car is likely to attract much attention.
Enter the Nissan VersaThis compact sedan is completely new for 2012, and Nissan has addressed these two issues of paramount importance. In basic form, the Versa is the cheapest car in Canada, with a suggested price of $ 11 798.
In addition, a number of mechanical changes, including a new 1.6-liter engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with a 30 percent less internal friction, helping to reduce fuel consumption 6.7 L/100 km promised in town and a mile 5.2L / 100 on the road. It's a pretty serious fuel economy of notes next to the old Versa Sedan 7.8L and 5.9L/100 km in the same city and road tests.
Notes the new vehicle fuel are not the best in class, but what after that Nissan is to create a car with a compelling combination of features that will make the Versa a allaround attractive vehicle, rather than one that stands out in an area.
To this end, we have the added benefit of an interior that contrasts with the exterior of the car and have a small space that rivals much larger vehicles. The back seat, in particular, has legs that matches - or higher - many mid-size sedan and the trunk is very large for a car of this category and price range. In our case, are easily adapted to an exceptional amount of goods for a long weekend trip for two people.
But if the fuel economy area, legs and trunk were all that was needed to make a good car, the car industry would be much simpler. The interior of the Versa is far from perfect.Settlement is sparse, no matter where you sit, and adjust the driver's seat height has not gone low enough for my taste. The angle of the lower band bothers me too. To further complicate my comfort was the lack of a telescoping steering wheel, which meant I had to choose between being too close to the pedals or steering wheel too far.
The new engine gains its impressive dimensions of consumption with the help of a new design that Nissan says dualinjector promotes more complete combustion. He helped take my tester averaged km city and 5.5L/100 7.0L/100 km highway on a disk. These figures are much closer to the author asserts that most cars can boast.
The disadvantage is that the engine of 109 horsepower and 107 foot-notes book partners are as modest as they sound.
The Versa is very strong in the city, but deflates in highway driving, especially when facing the mountains. Fill the car with four adults, as we have done, and things get slow in a hurry.Automatic CVT My tester did their job, but lacked the refinement that I have noticed in other Nissan. The tester linear throttle response was nasty, too. There are other cars in this class of engines similarlysized, however, more powerful and the traditional use of six speeds that are more pleasing to a driver willing to mechanical polishing.
Ride comfort is high, with a soft suspension. Operation is boring, but it is a perfect complement to the Versa aims to be a family car in miniature.
For the sub-$ 12,000 MSRP, the Versa is pretty basic with the most impressive standard feature of being an on-board computer at this stage, the options are not even an option - not even the automatic transmission. Air conditioning and power windows / locks and mirrors, you have to move the $ 13,798 SV.
My tester was the top-trim-SL, which for $ 16 298, includes automatic transmission, cruise control, Bluetooth, alloy wheels, fog lights, intermittent wipers, steering wheel audio interface and iPod. (Many of these elements may be in the $ 400 Convenience Package available mid-level OAS). For my test car, Nissan says the technology package, which includes satellite navigation and radio, hitting the $ 17,098 price before shipping. This is a great value for a small car with big car content.
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2012 Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car

The new Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car livery was revealed today when the official team of the company unveiled the new colors that adorn the cars in the championship of the FIA ​​World Rally 2012.Ford World Rally Team, Malcolm Wilson and Ford Europe chief Gerard Quinn Motorsports unveiled the livery striking Fiesta RS WRC at the Autosport International Racing Car Show in Birmingham, motorsport traditional early event exhibition season.
Your computer is sponsored by Castrol EDGE. Mark of the global reach of the best engine oil Castrol in class, will be featured in the new colors of the Fiesta RS WRC for next season, as it did in 2011.
The Fiesta RS World Rally Car, with its four-wheel drive and 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine of inspiration, once again spearhead challenge Ford in 2012 and 2013 championships. The car, based on the best-selling car in the Fiesta event, said cleaning the podium in the first two and the final in his first season last year.
Jari-Matti Latvala of Finland and co-driver Miikka Anttila, who led the world rankings victories in 2011 and won the championship final at the Rally of Great Britain last season, are confirmed as team leaders for 2012 .
Which was associated with former world champion Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson, who signed a one-year agreement to carry out the second team in the Fiesta RS WRC 13 rounds. Experience Solberg won the world title in 2003 and Norway's 37-year-old 13 world rally victories to his name. This will be his second stint with Ford, after starting his career with the team the World Rally in 1999.
Donald Smith, director of the sponsoring unit of the global marketing of Castrol
"Both Castrol and Ford have a long association with motor sport and sharing past successes in rallying, a second place in both the drivers and manufacturers championships in 2011 with more important recently. The WRC is more difficult to compete for production cars on the base, and we will continue to be able to avail of our extensive experience in developing, testing and optimization technology combined oil and automotive to push the limits and maximize performance.
"The strength of Castrol EDGE, helps to ensure maximum engine performance and help to give Jari-Matti and freedom of Petter to require performance over and over again, hundreds of times on stage."
Gerard Quinn, Director of the Ford motor sport in Europe, said:
"We have a great partnership with M-Sport and its leader, Malcolm Wilson, and technical partners of the great Castrol. Our strong driver line-up includes Jari-Matti Latvala, recognized as one of the rising stars of motorsport. Already considered by many to be the fastest driver in the WRC in 2011 showed the consistency and experience in all areas. We believe it will flourish in his new role as team leader with the Ford World Rally Team, and hope to see its light rhythm special stages around the world.
"The addition of Petter Solberg for the team is one of the most experienced pilots and extravagant sports team where he started his career high. As a pilot in the world "in 2003 and 13 world rally victories are evidence of his skills and experience will be an important asset to our range of drivers. "
Malcolm Wilson, Director of M-Sport team and general manager, said:"It's great to have on board this season and Ford manufacturers can be seen in the design of new on the importance of Castrol EDGE will be back in 2012 as a technical partner. After a good performance this year last, we are really excited we can be in the final of the season. With the team driving the car and, with the experience and knowledge of our employees in Dovenby Hall, and our partners, I'm sure you can challenge for the world title. "
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BMW Release M Performance Vehicles

In mid 2012, BMW M will release a new product line for drivers who seek a sporty driving experience especially, but also value the convenience and family practice models of BMW.
BMW M cars offer variants exclusive engine performance, agility and accuracy increased significantly noticeable on the road, and design mixed with emotional appeal. The harmonious interaction of engine power, power transmission, chassis technology and the aerodynamic balance provides a showcase for exciting M genes known - from day to day driving and beyond. Performance BMW M cars will be presented to world public for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show 2012 which takes place 8-18 March.
2012 BMW 3 Series
BMW M Performance vehicles is a new model of any class of its rivals can offer. Only the high performance BMW M GmbH sports provide a more convincing performance of a general approach on challenging driving dynamics.
"We concentrate our efforts on those customers looking to perform more and more emotional, but do not want to give up the daily use of their vehicles," said Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, president of BMW M GmbH. Nitschke announced plans for new product additions to the line-up, referring to "a wide range including a series of models, as well as petrol and diesel variants." Smart technology BMW xDrive AWD system also play an important role in the performance of BMW M cars, he said.
2011 will be remembered as one of the most successful years for BMW M GmbH as the company was founded. In addition to the BMW 1 Series M Coupé, which marked the first foray by BMW M GmbH never in the premium compact segment, last year also saw the successful introduction of the new BMW M5. The impending arrival of BMW M Car offers performance in 2012 - which will also feature the world premiere of the new BMW M6, among others - with the obvious at first glance.
"BMW M Performance Cars benefit from the expertise of BMW M GmbH complete," Nitschke said. The subsidiary of BMW Group can call on decades of experience of motor sport when it comes to translating engine power into service at a great dynamic. This development experience also infuses the BMW M Car Performance with its distinctive character.
The models of the new product category, following the tire tracks of the BMW M535i, which opened in 1980 and went on to win the heart of performance-minded customers with its extra power, the chassis configuration technology with precision and subtle design changes.
A breath of fresh air in the BMW 5 Series sedan ranks remains a successful member of the range through two generations of models and - until 1987 - with the BMW M5 to the company within the range. "Our goal with BMW M Automobiles is the performance to continue this tradition," Nitschke confirmed.
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