Daily Archives: February 4, 2013

2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2013 Chevrolet Trailblazer

All-New Chevrolet Trailblazer Makes World Debut in Thailand 2012-03-21 BANGKOK — The Trailblazer, Chevrolet’s tough new “haul-anything, go-anywhere” SUV, made its world debut today at a special event ahead of The 33rd Bangkok International Motor Show in Thailand. First previewed in concept form at last year’s Dubai International Motor Show in the Middle East, the Trailblazer will go on sale around the world, beginning with Thailand in June. Based on General Motors’ new global body-on-frame midsize truck architecture, the Trailblazer was designed to feature premium ride comfort and handling dynamics for urban and highway driving, matched by superior off-road capabilities. Inside, the all-new Trailblazer features leading interior space and intuitive three-row tumble and fold-flat seating, representing Chevrolet’s most significant play in the competitive body-on-frame midsize SUV segment. Available in two- and four-wheel-drive configurations, the Trailblazer is powered by GM’s new four-cylinder Duramax turbo-diesel engines that offer class-leading power and torque matched with efficiency and refinement. Martin Apfel, president, GM Southeast Asia and Chevrolet Sales Thailand, said the introduction of the new Trailblazer, which will be built at GM Thailand’s manufacturing facility in Rayong, will boost Chevrolet’s presence in the world’s fast-growing SUV markets. “True to its name, the Trailblazer will blaze the trail for new Chevrolet vehicles coming into the market. It has
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2013 Ford Escape Extras

Extras: Expanded B-roll includes overlay of San Francisco, vehicle exteriors (day) and interiors (night) and lock-offs of seat adjustments. All-New Ford Escape: Smarter Utility Vehicle Saves Owners Fuel, Money; New Technologies Make Their Lives Easier Ford’s newest sport utility vehicle (SUV) arrives this spring, bringing clever technologies and features designed to make life easier with fuel economy projected to top any vehicle of its kind on the market Versatile vehicle features new hands-free technology — including liftgate with motion-sensing technology similar to video games’ and upgraded MyFord Touch® system that makes connecting with digital devices on the go even easier The all-new Escape offers three engines, which provide efficiency without sacrificing power Customers globally will start seeing this sleek, small SUV this year, too. Named the Ford Kuga in Europe and China, this vehicle made its international debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March and will offer unique powertrains and features for customers in those markets The Ford Escape, America’s best-selling SUV, raises the bar even higher with the all-new model that includes 11 new exclusive features and fuel economy projected to top any vehicle of its kind on the market today. “We call our all-new Ford Escape the ‘smarter utility vehicle’ because it offers the strengths that customers today really value — fuel economy, versatility and new technology that makes driving and living with the vehicle easier
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Volkswagen CrossBlue SUV Concept

World premiere of the CrossBlue in Detroit: Volkswagen presents midsize SUV concept car with diesel plug-in hybrid Six-seat CrossBlue offers powerful 306 PS and impressive 89 MPGe New plug-in hybrid SUV has all-electric driving range of up to 14 miles in US test cycle Electric driving range of 33 km in standard European test cycle (NEDC) Wolfsburg / Detroit, 14 January 2013 – Volkswagen is presenting the concept car of a new SUV generation in a world premiere at the North American International Auto Show: the CrossBlue. The largest carmaker in Europe conceptualized the new versatile SUV specifically for the USA and Canada. If it goes into production, the CrossBlue would enrich the Volkswagen model lineup with a seven-seat midsize SUV of the 5.0-meter class; currently, Volkswagen of America offers the Tiguan (4.4 meters long) and the exclusive Touareg (4.8 meters) as sport utility vehicles. It features one of the most innovative plug-in hybrid systems ever (TDI Clean Diesel + two E-motors + dual-clutch transmission + “propshaft by wire”). Volkswagen estimates that fuel economy for the four-wheel drive SUV will be 89 MPGe (EPA standard fuel economy equivalent for hybrid vehicles in the USA with full utilization of battery charge; combined Highway and City cycles); in pure diesel operation, fuel economy is 35 MPG (combined Highway and City). In the test cycle of the European R101 ECE standard for electric hybrid vehicles  based on computations that cannot be compared to
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