Monday, August 14, 2017

"News" specs and price Mitsubishi Expander Latest 2017 in Indonesia

Since it was first introduced early last year is now the price of All New Mitsubishi Expander officially marketed, using the latest Specifications that have never been used before, but the use of the machine is the same for 1.5-liter engine capacity i.e., prestigious and largest exhibition event in Southeast ASIA on the Moon yesterday IIMS 2017 brings a lot of information about the surrounding four-wheeled automobile in the country as well as abroad that would slide this year. At the exhibition not least the pageant, including one of the newest products from PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian motors that will launch the newest car in the year 2017 with the name of the Small MPV Mitsubishi Expander one cheap car-MPV.

Mitsubishi XM now Mitsubishi Expander is MPV which has breathtaking design can be seen from the look taller stature and bentuknyapun much change from the usually makes Mitsubishi Expander would affect sales of Toyota's highest series of Veloz family Avanza, besides the side of exterior and interior of New Mitsubishi Expander far more luxury if compared to other MPV cars , can be seen on the dasboard most more modern shades of emphasis with the placement of a wider digital panel on the center console dasboar, as well as the placement of the buttons are most commonly used by pengemudipun is very sismpel and easy to reach for the driver if need the functionality. because the body of the car has been designed by Mitsubishi factory that reportedly has begun the production phase and is ready for sale kepasaran, then look out the car carried this very elegant and has the feel of adventure such as the type of the other crossover cars than the other.

Because this car has already entered production on next year so currently only about the specifics of the Expander Mitsubishi still flooded intersections because there hasn't been a more detailed clarity about what features that will ditanamkannya later, but if your views of this MPV concept car exhibited time indeed is quite a luxury for the car to competitors, and it seems the car will haul in Indonesia this year already hauling in Indonesia dijalanan GIIAS exhibition which will be held at 10 – 20 August 2017.

Mitsubishi exterior look of the Expander is decorated with a lot of fancy accessories such as on the front side there are emblems with grille that has crome bumpers as well as material that is not too wide so that the front side of the car is quite simple yet carry luxurious and elegant appearance as well as having its own characteristic or arguably nyeleneh of the form normally. Then along the side there is no existence of any accessories, it's just a long slope up to goto the rear and slightly coated in black on the side of the bottom. 

The roof of the car had been decorated with the Roof in the form of the concept now dubuang it to emphasize price, then switch on the back where there are lights that are interesting and slightly jutting out of the body and there is also a spoiler adds to the aesthetic value on the back to be more sporty rear bumper, and it looks like party KTB want to apply such a diminutive form of the bumper on the front of this car. 

But unfortunately on the interior Mitsubishi Expander is not known in detail, but would estimate is decorated with fine materials, and a complete feature in it. Later in the car cabin is very spacious so that expnder can hold up to 7 passengers with luggage space available and sufficient if we carry our stuff will be facilitated in the Affairs of the innate suitcase. 

Although the units would have to be produced on a tahunini, but a number of questions keep coming challenge certainty when the heck actually XM this concept is for sale. the latest cars from Mitsubishi, is indeed different from the first concept recognized result but the difference is not begiatu different, but by the number of outstanding info in online media such as confirmed that this is the newest product from Mitsubhisi who will be playing for sale at Indosesia.

If the statement of the Corporate General Manager of Design Office MMC i.e. Tsunehiro Kunimoto mentions, that the car will be produced according the Expander concept, so the shape of this car will have the same look but only a few are eliminated as informer and akana sunrof. Then what price the Mitsubishi Expander, according to the news that the car sounded small MPV XM Concept will be marketed Rp.189 million for OTR Jakarta and to the highest version Rp.246 million, and Mitsubishi type options to Expander will be available in six options that can be customized to fit your existing budget.

The latest variant of the Mitsubishi type Xpander: 
1. Xpander GLX M/T Rp 189.000.000
2. Xpander GLX A/T Rp 199.000.000
3. Xpander GLS M/T Rp 209.000.000
4. Xpander GLS A/T Rp 219.000.000
5. Xpander Exceed A/T Rp 232.000.000
6. Xpander Ultimate A/T Rp 246.000.000

One of the most interesting things from Mitsubishi XM is arguably the car's versatility because the shape and appearance that is semi Crossover, as seen on a video circulating on Youtube will be the performance of a machine that moves across a variety of burly body terrain rugged even without problems, while for many urban streets are having congestion like Jakarta this car remains stable thanks to the refrigerated machine extras that are already designed for daily needs.

Disadvantages and advantages of Mitsubishi Expander currently is indeed much more to comment is great because his car was still in the stage production, so in the calculations on paper still has quite a good reputation, but if seen from the shape of the trunk he indeed is quite narrow, this is because the form dimensions Mitsubishi XM leaning more to the style of a Crossover, but it's not particularly a problem because if you want more baggage we can fold the seat for a third luggage will be created. 

Yet the number in respect of the information provided by Mitsubishi about detail information will be more complete Mitsubishi Expander, then this just may temporarily be inform'd spec and feature Mitsubishi Expander 2017, we wait for further development early next year. If there is new information about Mitsubishi XM, we will be constantly updating this update so that the information obtained be more accurate.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Audi RS3 Saloon UK 2017 review

When Audi launched the last RS3 in 2015, some bright spark at its advertising agency, doubtless tickled pink by the thought of a hatchback with a bisected, turbocharged V10 cylinder bank under the bonnet, had the idea of showing the car being ' born ' to a tortured, sweat-covered R8 in a two-minute commercial. 

Setting aside its exuberant graphical detail – which inevitably and intentionally garnered mild forms – the film is ultimately contemptible because in reality the RS3 had about as much to do with the R8 u.s. Bhutan did with the birth of rhythm and blues. Sure, it possessed 362bhp and permanent all-wheel drive and could scorch from origin A to B epilogue in the time it takes to read an emoji; but its relationship to Neckarsulm's spaceframe, mid-engined masterstroke stopped at a few shared chromosomes in the engine bay. Where the R8 was the link like a bowstring and just about us biddable, the RS3 permanently stayed riveted to the same old set of notes.

Its replacement only really breaks the mould in one sense: alongside the familiar flavour, the Audi Sportback has opted to make it available as a saloon, too. On paper at least, the decision ought to be as stymieing model's desirability to the U.S. having the bodywork made of placenta. 

The recent introduction of the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 notwithstanding, compact saloons have typically proven about the popular in the U.S. UK us root canal; think Volkswagen Jetta or the Skoda Rapid or the Vauxhall Belmont. But think again. Those models were viewed with withering suspicion because they looked funny: a symptom of putting a longer, three-box body on a comparatively skinny car. 

The RS3 is emphatically not skinny. Versus the A3, it has had its front track widened by 20 mm and its rear by 14 mm. And even if it had not, the car's substantial 19in wheels and dramatised styling would likely ensure that its proportions appear agreeable. 

Consequently, there's a harmonious, hockey-puck poise about the saloon that harks back to the B7 RS4 of generation; coincidentally, one of the models that helped forge Neckarsulm's current reputation for a certain kind of steroidal road car. 

In that respect, the new RS3 has been treated to another round of under-the-skin injections. Its output, already deliriously jacked, has now been increased to 395bhp; meaning that, in metric terms, at least Ingolstadt can claim to have introduced 400hp to a hot hatch for the first time. (When it means ' first ', of course what Audi really means is before Mercedes-AMG and BMW'S managed it. The fact that the Cosworth Impreza STi CS400 was producing 395bhp almost a decade ago, and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X F. Q.-440 event, is about us distant from Ingolstadt's radar as the output of Caterham, Morgan or Lego Technic.)

The power comes on, still, from the half-pint V10; Audi Sport having again made an overhaul of the 2.5-litre five-pot is the focus of its efforts. Alongside the world muscle gain, the engineers have slashed away at the merciless engine's paunch: fitting a sump and magnesium replacing the iron block with a lightweight alloy alternative. All told, the RS3 's front axle has been unburdened to the tune of 26kg.

The Sportback now weighs 1510kg; the saloon 1515kg – moderately less than a Mercedes-AMG A45 or even a rear-drive BMW M2. An Audi S3 Saloon – the RS3 's authentic closest living relative – 45kg is lighter still on paper and equally satisfying to sit in the US – but there the comparison ends. 

 The S3 is powered by the 2.0-litre EA888 unit in its Golf R format; the RS3 is powered by gluttony and 1-2-4-5-3 firing throb and a two-phase injection system that presumably unleashes a tsunami's worth of super-unleaded into the manifolds come 4000 RPM. In a straight line, the difference between old and new could almost be called subtle. The net effect, though, is not. The RS3, be it a saloon or Sportback, remains bewilderingly fast. 

Fast enough from a standing start to trouble your blood flow; fast enough even to almost convince you that your phone is dropping 4 g because the radio waves can't keep up. Strapped to a V-Box in 2015, the last model clocked a 3.9 sec to 60 mph while two-up under road test conditions – Lord knows how many fractions the latest iteration has to be ousted from its sprint time. 

Whether or not its savagery is actually visceral soul-movingly immersive is another genuine question, yet it is made to feel of middling importance by the sheer heft of the end result. 

Certainly, as before, the car feels huddled around its monsters powertrain-although it is to the chassis ' considerable credit that it never feels remotely overawed by the additional effort. Indeed, the 30-odd horsepower of additional forcefulness is folded impassively into the workings of a quicker-witted and reportedly lighter clutch-plate-based quattro system. 

It makes itself felt in a similar fashion to the latest RS5; in low-speed corners, a bulkhead-finding amount of throttle input will have the torque vectoring manifestly to the outside rear wheel, conferring (in the wet, at least) the fleeting impression of a more sophisticated front-to-back balance.

Given the RS3 's previous preference for understeer, any effort to draw attention away from the dynamic (optionally) fatter tyres front is to be cheered. So, too, is the mostly benign temperament of the (standard) passive suspension. Very slightly more forgiving in the saloon than in the Sportback, the car rides firmly and energetically, but is rarely an unambiguous despite incessant vertical stiffness. The optional Sport set-up, complete with Audi's familiar adaptive dampers, makes life more pleasant still with a slower-rate ' Comfort ' mode, although its sportiest setting is arguably too rheumatic for UK roads – making suspension choice a mildly contentious issue. 

More contentious still are the RS3 's unresolved irritations. The steering remains a vague bugbear: over-assisted in its easier setting and still a bit fudgy in ' Dynamic ', the rack never feels a notch above adequate. That's a shame for the most world reason: if the car steered like a Renault Mégane Trophy-275-R, it would be exponentially more involving than it currently is. 

The seven-speed S tronic gearbox has its moments, too. It has supposedly been made quicker, but it's still not beyond the occasional bungled downshift or scatterbrained pull away; also, its paddles are too small and not nearly enough in mechanical feedback to properly punctuate the kind of extravagant, full-bore upshifts that are taking place beneath you. Elsewhere, the model is handsomely equipped – in the UK, Audi's Virtual Cockpit system is standard; but charging £1000 for the crucial RS Sports exhaust seems a little mean and the infotainment screen pop-up is plainly of a lesser standard than the latest Golf R's touchscreen.

Audi RS3 Saloon Location 

UK; On sale Now; Price £45.250; Five-cylinder engine, turbocharged, 2480cc petrol,; Power 395bhp at 5850-7000rpm; 354lb ft. torque at 1700-5850rpm; Gearbox Seven-speed dual-clutch; Kerb weight 1515kg; Top speed 155mph; 0-62 mph 4.1 sec; Economy 34.0 mpg; CO2/BIK tax band 188g/km, 36%; Rivals

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2017 Volkswagen Atlas revealed for US market

The all-new Volkswagen Atlas large SUV will lead the brand's fightback in the US following the dieselgate emissions scandal. 

The Atlas arrives after a lengthy development period and will be sold in the US market, but not in Europe. It gets a muscular design to match US preferences, which is inspired by the design of the Crossblue concept that was first shown three years ago. 

 The Atlas has a squared-off daytime running lights and a thick front grille, with muscular wheel arches and sharp tail-lights. The car's look is distinctive and quite different to the rest of Volkswagen's range, emphasising the effort the car maker has made in appealing to American buyers.

Engines and gearbox 

At launch, the Atlas comes with the choice of two engines: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder TSI with 238bhp and a 3.6-liter six-cylinder VR6 with 280bhp. Both units send drive exclusively through an eight-speed automatic transmission, but the 2.0-litre has two-wheel drive only while the larger can be specified with VR6 4Motion four-wheel drive. This technology offers several drive modes to improve traction and performance on varying surface conditions. 

Technical specifications 

The Atlas is based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB architecture, but it's significantly larger than its siblings; at 4922mm long, the Atlas is lengthier than the Skoda 225mm Kodiaq and 121mm event longer than the current largest Volkswagen SUV, the Touareg. The Atlas is 1979mm wide and 1767mm high, making it wider 38 mm and 35 mm taller than the Touareg. Not only is it larger than any of the VW passenger car on sale in Europe, it's also Volkswagen's largest US model, too.

The cabin features the usual raft of VW dials and switchgear, shared with the rest of its range. This includes touchscreen infotainment mounted in the centre console and an optional digital screen behind the wheel, the display of which can be customised according to driver preference. 

The car's infotainment can be specified with the Volkswagen Car-Net, which brings Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Mirror links, while an optional Fender Premium audio system, complete with 12 speakers and a 480-watt amplifier, is claimed to be the most advanced ever fitted to a Volkswagen. 

Driver assistance systems include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking (AEB), blind spot monitoring with a rear traffic alert system, lane departure warning and park assist technology. VW claims that the Atlas is also the only car in its class to come with an automatic braking system post-collision, which keeps the brakes applied in the second phase of an accident to prevent further impacts. 

Along with this new safety system, the Atlas sets itself apart from the rest of VW's SUV range with the biggest seating capacity. Three rows of seats make the Atlas a genuine seven-seater that VW says can easily carry seven fully-grown adults and their luggage.

VW has paid special attention to making access easy, devloping a unique seat folding mechanism specifically for the Atlas's second row of seats to maximise space into the back.

Prices and on-sale date 

At this stage, the US is the only confirmed market for the Atlas, but China is understood to be another potential area of interest in the future. 

The US models will be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, US next year. Pricing and further technical information will be released before the order books open.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid Premium SE 2017 review

What is it?The third and final variant of the new Hyundai Ioniq hatchback is this, the plug-in hybrid.Arguably the Ioniq's strongest asset in the fight against the Toyota Prius, the plug-in offers more performance than the regular hybrid and none of the range anxiety associated with the all-electric derivatives. As such, the PHEV could very well be the sweet spot of the trio.Our first go in an Ioniq Plug-in back in May is in Germany, a country famed for its currywurst and smooth roads. Neither of these things are linked to Britain, where the second is probably good news for passengers climbing aboard after lunch, the latter has proved too hard a challenge for many a battery-laden car's suspension set-up .Glance over the specifications sheet of the Ioniq Plug-in and you'll see bold claims of 247mpg fuel economy and CO2 emissions of just 26g / km. This means you can park in certain areas for less and slip through central London without paying the congestion charge.Iconic hybrid, mating a 104bhp 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine to an electric motor, but the addition of a front-wing-mounted Type II charging socket enables the use of A larger 8.9kW battery and more potent 60bhp electric motor.

This enlarged electric system, which can be charged from a 16-amp driveway wallbox in just two hours and 15mins, can inject torque to the driveline for longer periods. So, despite having identical peak outputs of 139bhp and 195lb ft to the hybrid, the plug-in's quoted 0-62mph time is actually 0.2sec quicker at 10.6sec.

Those who dislike the revolution nature of a CVT gearbox, as used by the Prius plug-in, will be happy to hear the Ioniq drives its front wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic. There are even paddles shifters behind the steering wheel.

Inside, our car - a top-spec Premium SE - comes with leather seats, steering wheel and gear, and has soft-touch plastics on the top of the dashboard. There's also a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with HD graphics as standard on all plug-in models. This features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.

What's it like?This is not a car to be hustled. From the very first mile, the plug-in exhibits the same characteristics as its siblings, being laid-back and hushed, and it always seems to be caught by surprise when asked for maximum acceleration. But this relaxed demeanour will not have come by accident, given that many buyers in this segment opt ​​for electrified models for that very reason.When fully charged, the car defaults to EV mode, where the motor does all of the work and the petrol engine only cuts into life under heavy acceleration. It's a shame that you can not opt ​​to stick with electric power for longer, because the engine kicks in well before you press the throttle kick-down button into the carpet. But even with its occasional intervention, you'll still be averaging miles per gallon that far exceeds the computer's 99.9mpg maximum readout. Hyundai claims that the batteries can offer 39 miles of range in this fashion, even though urban test brought that figure closer to 30.When left to make its own decisions in HEV mode, the electric motor does all the work when pulling away, before the petrol engine gently contributes as the speedo rolls into double digits. With gentle throttle applications it's a seamless process, but ask for more power and the engine's contribution can suddenly jolt acceleration with a gruff note to match. Keep the throttle pressed and the dual-clutch gearbox, despite being a quick-shifting, does noticeably break apart acceleration, making the Ioniq plug-in feel more conventional than the Prius and its uninterrupted progress. Drive with the flow of traffic and you'll be rewarded with urban economy of around 55mpg.

Switch the grossever across into Sport mode and the digital instrument cluster ahead turns red and swaps a speedo for a rev counter, with the speed displayed digitally beneath. The instant response of the electric motor does make the car feel quicker than the 0-62mph time suggests, but once you're rolling, progress remains at best steady. This, coupled with the car's roly-poly suspension that still manages to vibrate over road imperfections, emphasises the car's eco character.The satisfaction of the Ioniq Plug-in comes not from straining its hybrid powertrain, but from the chasing high fuel economy and maximizing range. The car's digital instrument cluster is permanently displays where energy is moving, showing when the charge is being gathered by the regenerative system and when it's depleted under acceleration. Even when you're coasting the system can collect energy reappeared when coasting down a hill for 20 seconds - showing how eco-friendly driving can have a significant impact on fuel usage in the Ionoq Plug-in .Venture onto the motorway and road noise can get rather loud, especially over concrete surfaces. The fitment of adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping help makes the scenario effortless, from a driver's point of view, and we averaged more than 80mpg on a run at the outside lane pace.And what of the passengers? They are not in the back room. Although, like in the Prius Plug-in, the space for a middle rear passenger is narrow.

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid Premium SE

Location London, UK; On sale Now; Price £ 29,295 (£ 26,795 with government grant) Engine 4cyls in line, 1580cc, Atkinson Cycle petrol; Plus 60bhp electric motor Power 139bhp; Torque 195lb ft Gearbox 6-spd twin-clutch automatic; Kerbweight 1495kg; 0-62mph 10.6sec; Top speed 111mph; Economy 257mpg; CO2 / tax band 26g / km / 9%
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He added: "I did a bit of motorway driving and thought the engine might not be up to it, but it proved geary enough and the gearbox is nice and slick, too. It's also comfortable enough for commuting through London. The infotainment system is easy to work and I have no problem connecting a phone to it or swapping the audio feed from the radio to stream via Bluetooth. "
Having clocked up another few thousand miles in the past month, I heartily agree. One evening, my standard 90min commute took the second as long in heavy traffic and, while this particular trip was a painfully slow and frustrating crawl, the Golf was a comfortable place to be.
Aquaplaning on a flooded motorway was another adventure - one that the Golf took more in its stride than I did. I was able to keep the steering wheel straight and coast through the giant pools of flood water without incident, though.
Needless to say, I did not stop taking photos on the Cotswolds village of Tiddlywink en route to Gloucestershire recently. This was another six-hour driving day from my home in Kent and, thanks to the Golf, I was not stiff or achy at the end of it.

Ford Ecosport spotted testing in ST-Line form ahead of September launch

The 2017 Ford Ecosport has been spotted testing in European ST-Line form, as Ford finalizes the model for launch at next month's Frankfurt motor show.

The updated model will inherit the more aggressive exterior styling of the Kuga and Edge models. Its look will be near identical to the US-spec model that is revealed last year, as will the kit and technology the crossover will come with.

Development cars spotted by an Autocar spy photographer display restyled front bumpers with a new black mid-section and lightly tweaked rear bumpers.

Earlier test cars (see gallery) had a fixed spare wheel to their tailgates. This feature remains popular in South American and Chinese markets, but UK and European-spec Ecosports now do without it.

Across all markets, the 2017 Ecosport will come with Ford's latest-generation Sync 3 infotainment system.

It seems likely that the current car's engine line-up, which comprises a 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol, 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol and 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel, will be unchanged. The most recently spotted test car appears to be fitted with the 1.5-liter petrol engine.

The option of four-wheel drive may be added to the range. However, iIf such an option is introduced, it will only be available on the most potent variants.

The facelifted Ecosport's entry-lvel price is expected to stay close to the current model's £ 15,645.

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