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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

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid (2013)

CAR GARAGE | Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid (2013) | The production version of the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be launched in just one color - Electric Silver. The first 1.000 units of the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid are only available in Electric Silver livery.  The interior of the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid has black leather upholstery with contrasting stitching and inlays of blue-gray wood. Other distinctive interior details include a leather-covered steering wheel, specially designed mats and a gear lever knob with integrated indicators. The list of standard equipment includes features Such as speed-dependent power steering, electrically adjustable driver's seat, front and rear parking sensors, Bluetooth phone link and Volvo on Call.

From the environmental viewpoint the plug-in hybrid is totally superior to the first generation of hybrid cars, the which in principle Reduced carbon dioxide emissions by about 15 per cent compared with the same hybrid models without power. In hybrid mode, the large rechargeable battery pack in the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Gives 65 per cent lower carbon dioxide emissions than a conventional V60 with the same diesel engine: 49 g / km. Thanks to the Pure, Hybrid and Power buttons, this car is the perfect choice for Uncompromising customer who wants the minimum carbon dioxide emissions combined with maximum driving pleasure, "says Stefan Jacoby. On longer trips, the diesel engine Gives the car the same range as a conventional hybrid - but with far lower carbon dioxide emissions.

When Save is activated, the on-board system ensures there is always sufficient That charge for driving later in Pure mode. If Necessary, the high-tension generator will charge the battery pack so there is sufficient capacity for driving in Pure mode. The Save mode should Ensure there is sufficient battery power for about 20 kilometers of driving on electricity alone.

The Volvo V60 Plug-in hybrid can be recharged from a regular power outlet (230V/6A, 10A or 16A) at home or in a parking lot. Recharging time varies with Amperage. The pre-conditioning function can also cool the batteries. The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid has two heating systems. In electric mode the car uses a PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) water heater. The car also has a diesel-powered heater.


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