Wednesday, January 7, 2009
While the second shot Kia claims its new concept car does not inform us about the type of vehicle you will see in this week's Detroit Auto Show, we know to be called the Soulster. Judging by the first photo and the name, we are leaning toward a three-door version of the Soul - very possibly with a large panoramic sunroof fabric to the rails of the roof and cover the whole length of the top of the car. We'll see if we spot in a few days. Until then, click image to see the first claim.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
GM had disclosed information on the 2010 Cadillac SRX, over other CROSSOVER development of next week in the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The grant-CROSSOVER part, to compete in the market with cars like the Lexus RX, Acura MDX and X3 and X5 BWW have a completely new design, and two engine choices before do not see SRX. Seats CROSSOVER years, a departure from the vehicle's mailing is a place for seven.
The SRX-2010 is a front-or CROSSOVER drive wheels, there are two high-tech six-cylinder engine. SRX new violations the first time since the car's traditional Duong-or all-wheel-drive and available 320 HP 4.6 liter Northstar V8. Two six-cylinder engine in the new Cadillac SRX is new, and most are small-displacement Marque provide engines in North America.
A new 3.0-liter direct injection V-6 engine good for 260 HP and 221 lb-ft torque is standard. This powerplant is a smaller version of the 3.6-liter direct injection engine is available in CTS, and gives five horsepower than the engine in mailing SRX, with a desire To improve fuel economy between ten and fifteen percent. An optional 2.8-liter turbocharged V-6 with a product of the HP 300, 295 lb-ft. Where is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. The SRX can draw up to 3500 pounds when properly equipped.
The SRX will be part all-wheel-drive system is designed to optimize vehicle handling and stability in all driving conditions. The AWD includes a system with electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD) that torque distribution requires that the parties on the rear axle, and back to the front axle. The preventive, active in the system needed to provide a measure of ability in wet conditions or Icy.
On the outside, the new SRX lacks models mailing slab-sided, science and art early Styling for a fully updated, modern, like Cadillac's design theme. Clay Dean, director of design Cadillac global notes "Like the CTS in 2008, we advanced art and science in our design to create a style for CROSSOVER-conscious customers. The outside of a dramatic gesture diving inside the body to give the feeling of motion , even at rest. "Eighteen-inch wheels are standard and 20-inch motorized wheels.
"The new SRX, technical precision with blends old world craftsmanship," Dean said. "Hand-cut-and-sewn coatings on the panel, and ambient lighting transmit information more finely tuned cabin." An integrated center stack and the climate control systems for audio, while the navigation system increased from the middle of the panel as it does in the Cadillac CTS.
Among level luxury equipment have been sent adaptive light, a power lift gate adjusting the height, integrated hard drives for storing audio and a dual-screen entertainment later. Bluetooth compatibility is standard, as is the OnStar turn-by-turn navigation services for buyers who do not choose your car's navigation system option.
The optional 2.8-liter turbocharged six and AWD system eLSD included in the 2010 SRX derived from the powertrain system components have been used in the Saab 9-3 vehicle. The engine was introduced in the 9-3 Aero, 2006, and the system was slick AWD mated to a version of the updated assessment of the mill in 2008 Turbo X. SRX is designed in parallel with the forthcoming Saab 9-4x CROSSOVER, explaining Saab sources parts. If the 9-4x has been delayed because of GM's financial problems.
The pictures show SRX is a look at the vehicle, it will be nice to see the next week in Detroit. The SRX (and 9-4x) will be manufactured in GM's Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, plant. SRX production scheduled to begin during the second quarter of 2009, with funds available at the time.