Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio 2017

The Stelvio is the first all-terrain vehicle in Alfa Romeo. It measures 4.68 meters in length; by size, is an alternative to models like the Volkswagen Tiguan, the BMW X3, the Mercedes-Benz GLC or Porsche Macan. However, none of them can have an engine as powerful as the Stelvio.

The Quadrifoglio version, which is the only one that has been presented so far, has a gasoline engine biturbo six - cylinder vee, 2.9 liters and 510 hp (which also carries the Giulia Quadrifoglio ). Alfa Romeo has announced that there will be another version with a gasoline engine of four cylinders and 280 hp (which is also available in the Giulia), which among other technical features, has an electrohydraulic distribution system (MultiAir).

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Volkswagen e-Golf 2017

The e-Golf is the electric version of the Golf 2017 and replaces the version with the same name as Volkswagen went on sale in June 2014. The most important changes are in the engine, which is more powerful, and in the battery, it has more capacity. It also has the aesthetic modifications and most of the new features of the other versions of the Golf 2017 range.

The electric motor is the same as it had before, but Volkswagen has made a series of changes for the power to increase up to 136 horses and torque up to 290 Nm (20 hp and 20 Nm more than before). The battery, located under the tunnel that runs along the body and behind the rear seats, is still lithium-ion, but now has 35.8 kWh of gross capacity (24.2 kWh in the 2014 model), which allows An autonomy of 300 km according to NEDC regulations (190 in the previous model) and about 200 km under conventional traffic conditions. According to Volkswagen, a full charge on a 7.2 kW Wallbox (requires installation by a professional) takes less than six hours.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Smart Fortwo Electric Drive 2017

In March 2017 will start selling smart the fortwo electric drive, the electric version of the smart fortwo. With the coupé body has an approved autonomy of 160 km and with the convertible 155 km. It will replace the model with the same name that was on sale from mid-2012 to early 2016.

The electric motor gives 82 hp maximum power (7 more than the previous model) and allows the fortwo to accelerate from standstill to 100 km / h in 11.5 seconds (0.3 s more in the convertible version) and reach 130 km / h Of maximum speed (electronically limited). The battery is located under the seats, is lithium-ion and has 17.6 kWh capacity, the same as its predecessor. On these and other aspects there is more data in the section of technical information.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Citroen C-Elysee 2017

In the first quarter of 2017, Citroen will put on sale a renewed C-Elysee. The most important aspect changes are at the front of the vehicle where Citroen has installed daytime running lights and changed the bumpers, headlights and grille. On the back, the pilots retain the same way as the previous model, but the illumination pattern is different. There are also two new colors for the body and a new model of 16-inch diameter alloy wheels.

In the passenger compartment, the most important change comes from the possibility of installing two new multimedia systems with a touch screen of seven inches: "CITROÉN Connect Radio" and "CITROËN Connect Nav". The first includes Bluetooth for mobile phone connection, support for communication systems Android Auto to Google and carplay Apple and a system of recognition of voice commands. The second adds to all of the above a navigation system with representation of buildings in three dimensions or access to the Internet for certain applications, such as real-time traffic information, weather forecasting or consulting the price of fuel at nearby gas stations.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Renault Alaskan 2017

The Renault Alaskan is a pick-up vehicle. Initially it will be commercialized in Latin America. At the moment we do not know if it will arrive in Spain, although Renault refers to Alaskan as a "global" model and announces that it will also be manufactured in Spain. It is a model based on the Nissan NP300 Navara manufactured in Barcelona. It comes from the chassis of struts, the suspension, engines and transmissions.

In the Alaskan, Renault installs three different engines, all four-cylinder. One is petrol, 2.5 liters and 160 hp and the other two are diesel, 2.3 liter with 160 and 190 hp (with a supercharging system with two turbochargers working in series). The gearshift can be six-speed manual or automatic seven and has a gearbox.