Archive for New Cars

2014 EcoDiesel Ram 1500 Is Perfect For The Realist And The Doomsayers

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

It is with great pleasure that I write about diesel trucks being available to the everyman, woman, transgender, 80’s hair band members and eunuchs. Not just the heavily subsidized farmer or the trust funder can now obtain a diesel truck that although it may not be a big-ass dually or a Cummings tank motor in it, it still is a motor that should be able to pull stumps as well as pull past gas stations. Read more

2014 Hyundai i10 – a Real Urban Warrior

2014 Hyundai i10

The South Korean manufacturer is expanding even more despite the world economic crisis. Hyundai keeps introducing new car models and upgrades existing ones like this crisis never happened. Their i10 model was introduced in 2007 as improved version of the popular Atos model. This model has made some stunning selling figures and Hyundai has decided to introduce the second generation of i10 to the market in 2014. 2014 Hyundai i10 is advertised as the perfect solution for the crowded streets that are typical for every bigger city in the world. Read more

2014 Hyundai Genesis – Loaded With Plenty of Features

The Hyundai Motor Company is one of the most famous automotive manufacturers who has involved in manufacturing wide range of car models. Hyundai is a Korean based car company where its main base is located in Seoul which is present in South Korea. They occupy Read more

2014 Ford Bronco

2014 Ford Bronco in Green

There have been rumors for years circulating as to whether or not Ford would be re-introducing the iconic Ford Bronco back onto the scene. It seems that the Bronco has turned more into the Great White Buffalo as it seems to have a sort of mysticism that is keeping everyone scratching their heads. So in order to shine some light on the subject we must look at some facts and some fiction in order to come up with an educated guess because this subject is turning into a Jason Bourne film as we try to find out where this Bronco gossip came from. Read more

5 of the Most Iconic European Car Brands

European cars are synonymous with the European style and exoticness of the areas they are from, and the sight of them brings to mind memories of each area that they hail from. There are some iconic European car brands that immediately bring to mind that feeling of Europe and its fashion, culture and history. Here are 5 of the most iconic European car brands. Read more

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a 4WD

There is no doubt about it; the popularity of four wheel drives has grown significantly over the past couple of decades. Four wheel drives are now known not only as 4WDs, four wheel drives, but also as SUV’s, sporting utility vehicles, and AWDs, all wheel drives. Four wheel drives are now commonly used for everyday driving as well as for off-road travelling and camping trips. Read more

5 Features to Look for When Buying a New Car

Getting a new car isn’t easy, it’s annoying and difficult and takes a great deal of time and effort. Even with all that most of the time people will still get ripped off because they simply don’t know what to look for. Here’s a quick list of five things to look for in order to figure out the best available option for a vehicle. Read more

Taxing Our Mileage in 2014

There are the ever present talks that changes in taxation will be underway in order to tax us on mileage in 2014 instead of per gallon of petrol. This leaves this blogger feeling a little uneasy, reason being is that our elected officials are absolutely failing and balancing the nation’s checkbook and instead of cutting more pork fat they instead want to take the easier route by taxing those who have to travel. First off the U.S. is far too expansive for a train system such as Europe, probably because we have the fucking Amtrak system that is government funded and outdated and overly expensive. Flights are relatively cheap if you are flying over a decent amount of miles. But for most of the country we have to take our vehicles to our intended destinations because public transit is crap and plus, taxing us per miles seems like a shitty idea.

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A Glance at 2014 New Cars

We have already seen the 2014 Corvette Stingray as well as the Chevy Silverado but what else is in stock for the North American new cars and trucks. It seems that everything is getting put under the knife in order to tighten up any loose skin. New designs are meticulously tested and re-designed to lower the drag-coefficient. Through wind tunnel testing as well as computer generated real world elements means that 2014 new cars and trucks are being delivered to achieve optimal efficiency. As a result of the optimization of fuel efficiency and the wants and needs of potential buyers is causing an odd effect in what I have dubbed Ultimate Phantom Gender Role Reversal All-Wheel-Drive Design or UPGRRADD. In all actuality it is a downgrade for off-road enthusiasts as more truck-based sport utility vehicles get turned into a steamy uni-body all-wheel-drive van that has been doing a little doping. If you want proof then take a look at the Nissan Pathfinder. The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder looks like it has daddy issues and went under the knife to become a soccer mom, form bushwhacker to bush-trimmer.

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Efficiency and power for 2014 cars

Over the past few years vehicle sales have become more stagnant as individuals are looking forward to getting more fuel-efficient 2014 cars. The problem that arises with most fuel-efficient vehicles is that the vehicle is usually trending away from stylish good looks as well as creature comforts in order to gain optimal efficiency. Since the auto industry has become so competitive with auto manufacturers all over the globe now competing in more markets, has led to engineers having to use more creative and innovative ideas.

 

With industrialized nations all of the world passing more regulatory emissions standards has caused auto manufacturers to focus on a globally certified powerplant that can pass emissions standards globally. For the 2014 cars we will see more lightweight components being placed in the engines as well as more efficient technologies such as direct injection fuel and electronically controlled valve timing. This of course is just the start of technologies to come to the mass market as engineers will also be working on such improvements as higher-speed and less restrictive transmissions as well as more intelligent all-wheel-drive systems. Maximizing the amount of power production off of the vehicle’s fuel source is a main concern but only one of the many attributes of the vehicle being revamped.

 

Along with the 2014 cars designs and powertrains, we are seeing new components being placed in the vehicle in order to lighten its overall curb weight. Engineers are using designs that add structural integrity yet less material in order to maintain overall rigidity. Using alloys as well as carbon fiber composite material is helping to significantly reduce the weight of these 2014 cars. Auto manufacturers such as Ford Motor Company have stated that they plan to reduce overall weight of every single vehicle in their production line up by an average of 750 pounds. This will include their lineup of 2014 cars, trucks, vans, and commercial vehicles.

 

With new designs and powertrain and structural components of vehicles engineers are now testing created designs in order to recapture lost energy due to breaking. For years auto manufacturers such as Toyota and Honda have worked with her hybrid vehicles in order to regain spent energy by using a regenerative braking technology. This is common among hybrid vehicles yet the technology is usually have to incorporate a large battery cell as well as a large amount of the electronics that added a much larger cost and weight to the vehicle. Engineers at the Mazda motor company have introduced their design in order to recapture lost energy by utilizing energy storing components such as diodes and Transformers that are technologies that are off the shelf therefore keeping costs down and weight low. The process and uses a regenerative brake technology turns we will inertia into electricity similar to current hybrid designs. So for the 2014 cars that are coming to the market place we will see many more improvements in order to lower emissions and raise the average miles per gallon. And an added extra bonus for consumers is a little extra horsepower for the 2014 cars.