Daily Archives: February 6, 2013

New Mazda CX-5 review and road test 2013

Read our full Mazda CX-5 review ow.ly Electric and hybrid cars are being built at a faster rate than any other time in history – but Mazda is one manufacturer bucking the trend by shunning the technology in favour of more traditional petrol and diesel engines. Mazda says electric technology is still too expensive and impractical and the challenge given to the team behind the Mazda CX-5 compact SUV crossover was simple; build a lightweight, green SUV that runs on petrol and diesel. The result is this, a car that delivers the looks of an SUV and the running costs of a small hatchback.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

2013 Bentley EXP 9 F Concept SUV in Detail!

And now even Bentley wants to compete in the SUV market with the brand new 2013 Bentley EXP 9 F Concept! The EXP is powered with a 6.0 twin turbo W12 engine taken from the Continental GT, but maybe they will take a consideration for a V8 and an hybrid engine. Just like every Bentley, the interior is completely classic and with a fantastic touch of luxury with leather and wood all over the interior. Marchettino Facebook page: www.facebook.com Marchettino Twitter page: twitter.com More videos from the 2012 Geneva Motor Show: www.youtube.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

January 2013 SUV Sales – Ford Escape Tops Honda CR-V, Explorer Dominates

January 2013 SUV Sales – Ford Escape Tops Honda CR-V, Explorer Dominates
… leading the pack for the midsize models. The Toyota RAV4 took fifth place overall, up 18.2 percent from a year earlier, with sales a mix of leftover 2012 inventory and the all-new 2013 model starting to roll into showrooms. Two other fixtures on …
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Volkswagen CrossBlue TDI Diesel Hybrid Concept Car Video @ 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen CrossBlue TDI Diesel Hybrid Concept Car Video @ 2013 Detroit Auto Show

www.autobytel.com Volkswagen has long been the torch bearer for clean diesel technology in the US Their line-up of TDI cars have been at the top of the fuel economy list for non-hybrid vehicles over the past decade. Autobytel’s Editor in Chief caught up with Kevin Joostema who is the Volkswagen GM of Product Marketing and Strategy for some inside info on this new CrossBlue hybrid concept car. The VW CrossBlue concept combines the best of both worlds; a very fuel efficient TDI engine with two electric motors. This highly innovative system takes the world famous line of TDI engines and combines that power plant with a plug-in hybrid system consisting of two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack. The result is not only a powerful SUV but a very economical one. The combined power output is said to be 305 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy figures are estimated at 89 MPGe (electric mode only) and 35 MPG hybrid mode. The CrossBlue Concept Car is a concept study for a mid-sized SUV. What is unique about this concept car is that it is a 6/7 Seat SUV that gets incredible gas mileage. The CrossBlue is a study on what the needs and shape of a future SUV could be. The unique and interesting part is the powertrain. The concept has a dual plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain that has an 89 MPG electric rating and 35 MPG in the hybrid electric assist mode. Volkswagen is using this concept as a study in an effort to gather the public’s reaction. VW has experienced