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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 XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept (2012)

CAR GARAGE | Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept (2012) | No other manufacturer has succeeded in delivering aspects of fuel economy and electrical range on this level in a capable, spacious performance car with 350 horsepower on tap." The technology in the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is as ingenious as it is unique," says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation. VEA (Volvo Environmental Architecture) engine family. In the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept we demonstrate That our forthcoming four-cylinder engines offer the same high performance as today's sixes. At the same time, Their fuel consumption will be lower than in current four-cylinder engines," says Peter Mertens , Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Corporation.

The concept car carries a "T8" badge, the which emphasizes the combined 350 horsepower of the high-performance four-cylinder engine and the electric motor. This moves the car into territory Previously Occupied solely by eight-cylinder engines. VEA is a modular range of diesel and gasoline engines. In order to cover all customer requirements, Certain engines will gain added performance via hybrid drive technology or other Spearhead. The engine in the Volvo XC60 Concept Plug-in Hybrid has no conventional starter motor or alternator. It also charges the battery during braking. The rear axle of the Volvo XC60 Concept Plug-in Hybrid is driven by an electric motor producing 70 horsepower.

The battery pack is recharged from a regular power outlet, at home or at a parking place.  This offers convenient access to a wide range of data, Such as the battery's charge level, remaining range, and the location and capacity of the nearest recharging station. The electric four-wheel drive Volvo XC60 in the Plug-in Hybrid Concept is activated by pressing the AWD (All Wheel Drive) button. Instead of the mechanical power transfer of conventional four-wheel drive, the central control unit power distributes Between the gasoline-driven front wheels and the electrically driven rear axle. When Save is activated, the generator charges and tops up the battery pack if Necessary. The aim is to Ensure sufficient battery power for about 12 miles (20 km) of driving on electricity.


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