Bob Lutz, the GM of North America, had made his intention known in the New York auto show in April in which he will be importing a new range of Pontiac GTO into the American market. So what exactly is Lutz’s choice? It is Australian made and goes by the name Holden Monaro. His interest on the car grew during his last visit to Australian. Being the most popular V8 model there (also available in V6 version), Lutz took the car for a spin in a local track in the western city of Perth. What came to his amaze was that the handling of the vehicle fairly contradicts with the older generation of GTOs.
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I have been a fan of new Technologies that emerged in today’s era. In the Automotive Industry, Electric Vehicles are becoming popular in the US. Although these cars have been introduced in the past long time ago, Electric Vehicles are being re-introduced back due to the large negative effect of Combustion Engines to our environment. Continue Reading ›
Vehicle airbag have becoming extremely crucial in the safety of automobiles over the last few years, especially when you consider that cars are now able to travel faster and it has become more crucial to provide added protection for not only the driver but also the passengers. Most new vehicles now come with front airbags, while the more exclusive vehicles would usually offer side and even curtain airbags in the vehicles. New vehicles come with at least two airbags, and this number can go up even into double figures (in accordance to the type of vehicle involved).
General Motors (GM) has now come forward with a new proposal to introduce the front centre airbag to add even more protection for the driver and front passenger. In reality, the front centre airbag is an inflatable restraint that effectively protects the driver and front passenger from side impact crashes, and this would effectively help to reduce the risk of fatal accidents from occurring. But it must be noted here that this new airbag would only function properly when you engage your seatbelt, and it also works better with other airbags in the vehicle as well.
For fans of the Chevrolet Corvette out there, good news for you. General Motors (GM), the owners of the Chevrolet brand has recently decided to pump in an extra USD 131 million to aid the development and production of the brand new 2013 Corvette, one that will prove to be the successor to the current 6th generation Corvette that is being sold currently. For those that are not aware of it, the Corvette is one of the world’s most highly sought-after sports cars, and this is due to the fact that the car is not only supremely stylish and elegant, but also carries with it prestige and brilliant performance attributes. Continue Reading ›
In the adventurous world of automotive, creative experimentation is a must in order to achieve a new level of technology and auto advancement. The idea of creating a concept car started way back in the late 1930s, and the person responsible for starting the whole thing was Harley Earl, the legendary General Motor’s designer who created the Buick Y-Job, a car with gorgeous fenders which was ahead of its time during that period. Ever since that first creation of concept car by Earl, the others follow suit. Although some of the concept cars featured are sometimes too good to be true and were never produced, the cars are not a failure either. Among the top 4 funny-looking and modern concept cars include the following:
1. Peugeot Moovie
The simple looking car was designed by Portuguese designer Andre Costa, who won the 2005 Peugeot Concours Design competition. The non-functioning concept is a big and bubbly transparent cabin without any steerable wheels or discernable drivetrain. With the car estimated for the year 2020, it was said to provide zero protection for the occupants inside.
2. Honda Puyo
The cute robotic-looking car is built with soft materials to protect pedestrians and is powered by fuel cells. The car is intended to demonstrate a dedication to environmental responsibility and to safety. Some auto critics were being really mean by accusing the car as being ludicrous and that its balloonish body is the main trigger of angry mobs on the road.
3. General Motors EN-V
The basic idea of the EN-V is to allow for a combination of human-controlled and autonomous driving via GPS and vehicle-to-vehicle communication. So far, the car is claimed to be one of the most horrible concept cars ever.
4. Toyota Hi-CT
If you think that the car looks ugly at first sight, nobody blames you. The boxy car has an interior which was shaped just enough to make it appear ‘stupid’. It’s odd, but true. With a removable trunk on the back, the car is left with little storage capacity.
I would say that as long as the vehicle’s options are reliable and safe for the driver with the environment then every alternative that we have is worth trying.
General Motors and its tactical partner, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation Group (SAIC) introduced a concept vehicle that runs on two wheels and would imply as the solution for urban personal transportation liabilities.
The fact that China’s population is one of the largest in the world with an estimated 60 percent of her eight billion people will be living at urban areas by the year 2030, it is likely that the city’s main street would be prone to dilemmas such as traffic congestions, pollution and the great effort to meet the increase in demands for transportation.