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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

Skoda Citigo 5-door (2013)

CAR GARAGE | Skoda Citigo 5-door (2013) | The Skoda Citigo also proves clever when it comes to modern multifunction systems. The system was developed in cooperation with Navigation, the German navigation system specialists. Move & Fun" combines four info-and entertainment offerings in one device: a navigation system, a hands-free telephone, a media player and a vehicle information system. The "navigation" menu area contains the navigation system. In cars fitted with the "Funky" radio-CD system, the "Media" menu area allows operation of Radio and CD or MP3 player via "Move & Fun" as well.  Displacement is 1.0 liter (999 cm3) for both engines. All engines conform to Euro 5, the EU-wide emissions standard.

The engine delivers 1.0 kW MPI/55 90 percent of its maximum torque Between 2.000 and 6.000 rpm, providing the Citigo with a high agility at almost any engine speed. Top speed is 160 kph. Featuring the same displacement (999 cm3) and identical bore and stroke (74.5 mm and 76.4 mm), the Citigo's more powerful engine outputs 55 kW/75 PS variant. Maximum torque is 95 Nm. Maximum power is available at 6.200 rpm. Top speed for the Citigo's 55 kW version is 171 kph (with manual transmission), acceleration from 0 to 100 kph will take 13.2 seconds. At a later date, the Skoda Citigo will be available with a natural gas based on the same engine design and engine putting out 50 kW/68 hp while consuming no more than an average of 2.9 kg/100 km (gas). In combination with the backup petrol tank, the natural gas version of the Citigo has a notional range of more than 550 kilometers. Compared with the pure petrol engines, gas engines the compression ratio will be raised from 10.5: 1 to 11.5: 1.

The Citigo ranks Among the safest cars in the subcompact segment. Awarding an optimum score of five stars for the Citigo's performance in the renowned Euro NCAP crash tests, Euro NCAP praised the package Including Citigo's overall occupant protection, child safety, pedestrian protection and safety assistance systems. In the active safety area, the Skoda Citigo's safe and Assured on-road behavior played an outstanding role. The front axle is a Mac Pherson system with wishbones. The torsion beam rear axle also impresses with its low weight and compact assembly. The Skoda Citigo's brakes Provide short stopping distances and high reliability. The front ventilated disc brakes are a completely new design. The brake servo has a tandem play the braking cylinder and an integrated brake light sensor. The brakes operate to two performance maps. The braking system's special highlight is the new active 'City Safe Drive "braking assistant. This optional automatic emergency braking function helps Prevent urban accidents.

Depending on speed and the actual traffic situation, automatic braking Reduced actuation can an impact's severity or Prevent it altogether. If an impending collision is detected, the braking system will be conditioned in the second stage if the driver shows no reaction, with the hydraulic braking assistant being switched to Increased sensitivity. A driver can deactivate the system's function at any time by accelerating, steering or pressing the clutch pedal. Euro NCAP testers awarded high marks to the Citigo's occupant protection. Also contributing to child safety is the fact That ISOFIX child seats can be anchored in special ISOFIX fixation points and Top tether attachments in the rear of the car, This activates the seat belt pensioners ahead of a front-end crash the which then tighten seat belts fastened within milliseconds, with belt force limiters then impending reducing strain to the ribcage while front airbags catch the occupant's torsos. The Skoda Citigo features electromechanical power steering with an actuator on the steering column.


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