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Kia Optima Hybrid

Posted: 18 Nov 2010 11:31 AM PST

Kia Optima Hybrid presents the show in Los Angeles, its first dedicated hybrid to the American market, which is credited to an average consumption of about 17 km / l. This result was achieved thanks to lithium-polymer batteries, developed by LG Chem, capacity of 30 kWh with a weight below 45 kg: Koreans emphasize that this outcome is better than 13 kg compared to the declared rival, the Toyota Camry Hybrid batteries with nickel. The new hybrid system allows you to use electric power alone at speeds up to 100 km / h, or to exploit both the engines and there are the energy recovered during braking and start-stop system, managed dall’inedito Hybrid-Starter Generator (HSG) to 8.5 kW, covering both the goodwill of both the battery recharges.

Kia has developed a mechanical sector technically different than the competition, called Transmission-Mounted-Electric-Drive (TMED): The 30 kW electric motor is then separated from the gearbox and connected by a multi-plate clutch, which permits the use of transmission 6-speed automatic for petrol without having to make Optima dedicated components, adding only an electric oil pump to provide the necessary hydraulic pressure to the clutch, when the gasoline engine is turned off during stops. The engine chosen for this model is the 2.4-liter Theta II GDI modified to work according to the Atkinson cycle, but this mechanical architecture allowing future to combine electric and internal combustion engines more powerful, with more powerful battery packs.

The Optima Hybrid declaring a total power of 206 hp, with 27 kgm of torque when both engines are used, and a weight of 1585 kg. To optimize the efficiency of this version were introduced aerodynamic modifications to the bodywork, a new fund vehicle fairing, lowered suspension, active front air intakes and low-resistance tires with alloy wheels 16 “or 17″, reaching a Cx value of 0.26. For the American market, the Kia Optima Hybrid will be sold under a formula to guarantee a good 10 years and 160,000 km on engine and transmission systems and 5 years or 100,000 km on all other components, but we are waiting to see if and when this version will come in Old Continent after the European version of Optima was officially unveiled at the Paris show.

2011 Toyota Rav4 EV

Posted: 18 Nov 2010 11:26 AM PST

New template, some details up to date and looked naive. If it were not for the sticker “Electric” which is applied along the sides you could think of a facelift. Quite the contrary. The Toyota RAV4 exposed during the show in Los Angeles is in fact made in collaboration with Tesla, and uses the same package already used for the Tesla Model S with lithium-ion battery (30 kWh of power). The RAV4 EV will be produced in 35 copies in 2011, designed to perform tests and inspections in the forecast with the final specifications of the car – still wrapped in the shadows: the engineers have yet to determine its characteristics – that will be marketed as from the follows.

The Toyota RAV4 EV weighs a ton more than the model with internal combustion engine, the volume remains unchanged in the trunk (473 liters) and travels no more than 160 km with defined-benefit “to the top of its category.” Maybe. In the meantime we must content ourselves with the chrome alloy wheels with 18 inch diameter, the LED headlamps and a dashboard system for the ignition button and touch screen.

2012 Honda Fit EV Concept Hybrid Plug-in

Posted: 18 Nov 2010 11:24 AM PST

Honda Fit has the EV Concept at the show in Los Angeles, a prototype power derived from the Fit, known in Europe as the Jazz. The car falls within the project Honda Electric Mobility Network, which is also part of the novel platform plug-in hybrid, unveiled on the same occasion.

The Fit EV Concept is, in fact, a model ready for production, because its marketing in America and Japan has already been fisssata for 2012, even when the plug-in hybrid models will be available. Aesthetically, the proposed new color Clear Deep Blue Pearl, but mostly introduces new LED lights, front bumper and a modified revised probable anticipations of restyling of the model, the introduction of the electric version.

The Fit 5-seater EV keeps the original model and its electric motor is derived from that used by the FCX Clarity Fuel Cell: The car’s top speed is 145 km / h and ‘autonomy, according to U.S. EPA standand, ranging from 110 to 160 km based on the path. To optimize performance and efficiency, you can choose from the Econ mode, Normal and Sport, with a command similar to the one already offered on the CR-Z. While not providing specific data, Honda says that the sport mode allows acceleration comparable to a 2-liter petrol engine, while the Econ mode allows you to increase the range of 17% compared to the normal position and 25% compared to the Sport.

2012 Honda CR-Z Hybrid R Concept

Posted: 18 Nov 2010 11:05 AM PST

Friends of the Show Autoblog.nl they took these photos of Los Angeles for a second concept Honda: The Nissan, in addition to electric jazz, has also exhibited this interesting CR-Z Hybrid Concept R, reinterpretation of the recent sports coupe hybrid home. That certainly does not shine out of anger or malice details.

This show car, prior to the recent SEMA in Las Vegas and developed by Honda Performance Development, aims to bring out the playful side of the car and it will be through participation in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, an endurance race to be held in September .

The model, which thanks to the turbo (the unit of departure is of course the 1.5 four-cylinder CR-Z standard) and enhancement of the electric motor can count on 200 hp and 237 Nm, has a front self-locking, dedicated brakes, aerodynamics deeply revised and 17 “wheels array racing.

Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE

Posted: 18 Nov 2010 07:01 AM PST

Moto Guzzi brings his fleet into the spotlight of sessantasettesima edition of the Milan International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA 2009). The Griso 8V elitist if you see two colors in satin and shows off all its technical capabilities. Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE is equipped with V-twin engine of 90 degrees to four times, from 1.151cc capable of delivering a maximum power of 110 hp at 7,500 rpm and maximum torque of 110 Nm at 6,000 rpm .

The transmission consists of a gimbal, which is called at home Guzzi CA.RC, Compact Reactive Shaft. The cycle is characterized by upper twin spar frame in high tensile steel, the front fork with 43 mm upside-down fully adjustable in spring preload and rebound and compression, single-arm rear suspension with progressive linkage with Sachs monoshock with separate gas reservoir, fully adjustable.

The braking system consists of a double stainless steel floating front discs 320 mm with Brembo radial calipers with four opposed pistons and single disc rear stainless steel 282 mm Brembo floating caliper with two pistons.

The Griso 8V has a seventeen-inch wheels on 120/70 tires as mounted on the front and 180/55 rear.

The details do not escape at first glance are different, the Ber-ray rims fitted with Pirelli Scorpion intermediates or covered in leather with saddle stitching just for example.

The color range consists of two mat colors, I kept the green and the new Red Mandello.

Aprilia Sportcity Cube Black Line 300

Posted: 18 Nov 2010 06:59 AM PST

Aprilia puts the spotlight on its high wheels Sportcity Cube Black Line 300. More and more widely used by a diverse audience, these vehicles are increasing performance demands but never deviate from the convenience, ease of handling, load capacity together if possible at a dose of sportiness and safety course.

The Sportcity Cube 300 Black Line combines precisely these needs, sporty and practical at the same time allows within a medium range, without freezing during the colder months due to jets of hot air that heats the driver’s legs and take off some satisfaction but it provides great handling to extricate in city traffic.

Agile, a winning design has a very comfortable seat very suitable for moving in two, not only boasts a spacious platform footrest and slightly smaller at the center to the support of the feet on the ground.

Good protection from the elements, the fairly spacious compartment under the seat that lets you put a helmet with visor and the tray door objects.

The luggage rack incorporates passenger grab handles, the mixture between analog and digital instrumentation includes tachometer and multi-function display fitted on the handlebar for maximum convenience.

Aprilia Sportcity Cube to the Black Line 300 offers a four-valve 278cc engine that has been widely used in other models in the range of the Italian.

This high-wheel scooter has a maximum power of 22.4 hp, 15 inch wheels and the Black Line version reminds us of the style of the RSV4.

Husqvarna SM 630

Posted: 18 Nov 2010 06:56 AM PST

Husqvarna has submitted to sessantasettesima edition of the Milan International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA 2009), the 2010 model supermoto SM 610, SM 630 hours. Growing displacement of the cylinder, the new tank and exhaust system.
At the Milan fair, which ended last week, Husqvarna brings its novelty: the minicross CR 50, the renewed TE 630 dual range and supermoto SM 125, SM 450, SM 510 and the largest MS 630.

The most important new Husqvarna SM 630 is in the renovated single-cylinder, four stroke, stand volume greater than before, now 600cc, 570cc against the old model. Distribution DOCH hours and fuel injection.

The chassis is composed of single-beam frame of steel tubes on which there is a predisposition to mount the center stand sold separately as an option, the front fork by Marzocchi 45 mm upside-down, with a range of 250 mm and the hydraulic shock absorber, always Marzocchi, 290 mm travel with.

The braking system features a front 320 mm floating disc with Brembo radial caliper, and a rear disc Brembo always 220 mm with single piston caliper.

As for the design of MS 630, liveries have been completely redesigned, guaranteeing a very aggressive look. The lighthouse also has a redesigned lamp most powerful and blends well with the front fender.

The comfort is improved for both rider and passenger, with a new saddle, featuring dual density foam, and the handles on the rear frame allowing the passenger to keep.

The color range consists of two colors, the more sober white / aluminum and sporting black and white.

Malaguti Phantom F12 R

Posted: 18 Nov 2010 06:52 AM PST

At sessantasettesima edition of the Milan International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA 2009) brings the Malaguti Phantom F12 R, entry level scooter from the huge success of the Italian. At Milan salon Malaguti Phantom F12 R presented in an unusual yellow color, which gives greater emphasis to the sporting character of fifty Italian.

The chassis is made from steel tubing frame with variable section of the front fork 30mm hydraulic telescopic fork, adjustable hydraulic shock absorber and coil spring with variable pitch.

The Phantom F12 R comes with thirteen-inch alloy wheels on 130/60 tires which are mounted to both the front and the rear for the version “air cooled”, while for the “liquid cooled”, we have 130 / 60 for the front and 140/60 for the rear.

Both versions are equipped with the new sport muffler and reversed that delivers more brilliant than the version percedente.

The braking system consists of a 190 mm petal disc with hydraulic transmission for both versions, while the rear differential, a 110 mm drum with mechanical transmission for “air cooled”, while for the most powerful “liquid cooled “we also behind a 190 mm petal disc with hydraulic transmission.

Both versions are equipped with an analog-digital instruments in aircraft-style, which includes the main indications of odometer, speedometer, tachometer and gauge of liquids.

The Malaguti Phantom F12 R is sold from a price of EUR 1,960 ex-dealer.

Piaggio USB

Posted: 18 Nov 2010 06:50 AM PST

Piaggio has always shown a willingness to dare and to believe in innovative, just think a draft is about sixty-called “sale” … today an icon of two wheels, or projects by the enormous success as Beverly, or the innovative Hybrid MP3 three-wheel scooter, the first with three wheels, hybrid and electronic throttle Ride By Wire.

Piaggio USB (Urban Sport Bike) is characterized by an innovative technical equipment, the propulsion of the scooter hybrid Pontedera is performed by two units, the first a traditional two-stroke GDI thermal units, the second an electric machine housed in the rear wheel.

The electric motor is characterized by nano-technology to ensure maximum performance together with the reliability of the vehicle. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-polymer, 2.5 Kw / h, which provides a range of about thirty miles, in operation only with electric motor.

Piaggio hybrid scooter can be used in hybrid configuration – serial, this mode can reach a top speed of a hundred miles an hour and an average speed of use of sixty miles an hour.

Piaggio USB has a maximum torque of 200 Nm, a high value given by the contributions of the two engines.

You can use the USB Piaggio with the sole power, reducing emissions to zero, thus obtaining a ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle).

The weight of the Piaggio scooter hybrid is less than one hundred and thirty pounds, a characteristic that along with the high torque and low center of gravity to the point, this makes it agile and fun, while fully respecting the environment.

Suzuki GSX-R1000 25th Anniversary Edition

Posted: 18 Nov 2010 06:44 AM PST

Suzuki GSX-R 1000-25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION is the special limited edition version of the super-liter engine, chosen by the Hamamatsu’s house to celebrate the twenty-five years of honorable service of the GSX-R range. Only a thousand will be the lucky owners of this beautiful special edition of the GSX-R 1000. The data sheet remains aligned with the 2009 version, there are numerous aesthetic details that characterize the special edition.

The frame and swingarm Yoshimura discharges are characterized by an unusual color sand. Discharges are identified by screen printing “-25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION”, is imprinted in the same screen printing a metal plate affixed to the frame showing the number of copies. Even the ignition key takes the color of the special series.

At a technical level we find the four-cylinder engine from 999cc, with four valves per cylinder, capable of delivering a maximum power of 185 hp at 12,000 rpm,

The cycle is characterized by the twin spar frame in aluminum, the upside-down front fork and rear shock, both with fine adjustments for a setup of the bike.

The controller maintains the popular electronic SRAD (Suzuki Ram Air Direct), SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) and the S-DMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) which allows you to map the unit with three different power configurations, a useful feature on the track and the wet

The braking system consists of dual 310 mm front disc and single 220 mm rear calipers with radial Tokiko. As with the standard version of 2009, the slipper clutch.

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