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Nissan Altima (2013)

CAR GARAGE | Nissan Altima (2013) | The 2013 Altima gets the Nissan Connect SM and Advanced Drive-Assist Display (ADAD) installed. Infotainment and connectivity are the stuff They deal with: Bluetooth, hands-free messaging, Pandora integration, or USB are some of the features available on the Altima. Starting this summer, the 2013 Nissan Altima will in showrooms at the price of 21.500 dollars.   Now, that figure Remains to be confirmed. Other features include Bluetooth, a Bose sound system, Navigation Nissan Connect SM integrated smartphone connectivity, and other high-tech gizmos, most of them available on the standard version. Now, the engine choice for this car comes down to two units, both powered by gasoline. We have a 2.5 liter engine with four cylinders rated at 182 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Those wanting more for a V6 power unit displacing 3.5 liters is available. The latest from Nissan Xtronic CVT is Offered in both cases. The estimated fuel efficiency figures

Saab 9-4X (2012)

CAR GARAGE | Saab 9-4X (2012) | Outside and inside, it communicates its Saab identity with clean, uncluttered design and signature motifs, Such as its wraparound-effect windshield, ice block lighting theme, driver-focused cockpit and flexible cargo handling. In true Saab tradition, the 9-4X delivers on its sporty persona. Car-like driving dynamics are supported by Saab's advanced all-wheel-drive system, Saab XWD, and Drive Sense adaptive chassis control. The 265 hp, 3.0-liter motors for the entry-level model features direct fuel injection and variable valve timing; while the 300 hp, 2.8-liter exchanges direct injection for twin-scroll turbocharging and is exclusive to top-of-line Aero variants . The Saab 9-4X significantly broadens the appeal of the Saab brand," says Saab Automobile CEO Jan Åke Jonsson. The Saab 9-4X is an exciting package and we're confident it will appeal to many existing Saab owners, as well as win new customers for the brand.

Excellent safety complements strong performance, and the Saab 9-4X benefits from more than 50 years of Saab experience in working with occupant protection. Saab crash testing and computer simulations are based on What Happens In real collisions, on real roads. The Saab 9-3 sedan and the new 9-5 are also maximum 5-star Euro NCAP crash safety performers in tests The power train line-up comprises two efficient all-aluminum V6 engines, both with a six-speed automatic transmission and Saab XWD. These light and compact, 24-valve motors feature variable valve timing, on both inlet and exhaust sides, and Boast power ratings typical of larger displacement engines. A 265 hp (195 kW), 3.0-liter naturally-aspirated motors for the entry-level specification includes direct fuel injection. Available exclusively in Aero specification, the 2.8-liter turbo engine packs 300 hp (221 kW) and generates an impressive 400 Nm of torque spread Between 2.000 and 5.000 rpm.

The trunk of the Saab 9-4X is optimized for space and ease of use.  The Saab 9-4X cuts a broad and powerful stance, with clean, uncluttered lines That echo Saab's Scandinavian design ethos. Disguised windshield and door pillars create Saab's signature wraparound-effect, the single Glasshouse graphic emphasizing the brand's traditional 'cockpit' look. Other exterior Saab identifiers include the shaping of the headlamps, a 'hockey stick' waistline and strong C-pillars complemented by a wraparound-effect rear screen. An 'ice-block' bar lit by LEDs extends across the lower tailgate and wraps around the light units. Twin rhomboid-shaped exhaust tailpipes are also neatly integrated into the lower bumper molding. Overall, the Saab 9-4X's bodywork is noticeably free from unnecessary decoration or trim.  Entry-level variants are fitted with 18-inch, six-spoke alloy wheels and Aero models are distinguished by 20-inch, nine-spoke 'turbine' alloy wheels, as well as a black mesh front grille.


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