martin_krpan na strani 51 je napisal/-a:Pri HSV je zanimivo, da imajo njihovi izdelki lasten logo in drugačno ime, kot pa Holdeni, ki so služili kot osnova za tuning. Kot primer navajam HSV Grange na osnovi novega Commodoreja.
The ZeroTruck is a 2008 Isuzu N Series chassis converted to run on batteries. The vehicles uses a lithium polymer battery pack that offers a 100-mile range. The 14-foot truck offers very flexible options for the bed and, since Isuzu chassis makes up around 78 percent of the market, fleet operators are very familiar with what these options are, how the vehicle operates, and how it holds up in the field.
All of this does not come cheap. Abramson said that the ZeroTruck will have a cost premium of just over $100,000 a compared to the standard diesel version. All those cost savings, Abramson said, mean that the premium should be recouped in five years.
martin_krpan na strani 28 je napisal/-a:Ford Fiesta limuzina, built-for-India:
Known earlier by its codename B376, the Fiesta uses Ford’s ‘shared technology approach’, which is a more sophisticated way of saying platform sharing. The B376 shares common bits and pieces with the European Fiesta (B256) on which it is based, but this model is unique for India and doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world yet.
The current fiesta though a handsome looking car is a bit boring and bland to look at. The pleasant styling appeals everyone but doesnt bring out ‘ohh’ and ‘aah’ from the on-lookers. Ford Motor Company, India has unveiled the new facelifted Fiesta which changes all that and more.
The front fascia is completely changed now. The new grille is placed lower and is shorter along with huge trapezoidal air dams and black inserts, give the front a very aggressive look . The new twin-pod headlamps with a circular arc kink just like the Palio looks great and changes the front end character from the earlier ‘plain jane’ and boring to sporty. The new round fog lamps are placed high up in the bumper, right below the headlights further enhance the frontal look.
The interiors have been revamped too with a new instrument cluster and the top of the line SXI model gets soft leather seats and mahogany wood central console as standard.
The 1.4 Duratec engine has been discontinued with the 1.6 Duratec and the 1.4 Duratorq being the only engine options now. Ford has also remapped the 1.6 litre engine and claims similar fuel efficiency as the discontinued 1.4 litre petrol. There is still no sign of the 1.6 litre Diesel that we have been hearing for sometime now.
Safety has been given through once over too with the top end SXI’s having twin-front air bags, ABS, EBD and inertia reel seat belts as standard.
There’s an all new sports model 1.6 S too. with a subtle body kit and tweaked suspension which is tuned to give more feedback to the sportly inclined. The sports model also features fatter and lower 195/55 R15 rubber, chrome tipped exhaust, a rear spoiler and 15 inch alloys.