2011 MAZDA BT-50 FREESTYLE
Mazda unwrapped its all-new BT-50 compact pickup truck in double-cab form at the 2010 Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) in Sydney. Now, the Japanese automaker is preparing the next addition to its BT-50 family, the Freestyle Cab version featuring a similar door configuration to the firm’s four-door RX-8 coupe, which will also make its world premiere on Australian soil at the 2011 AIMS to be held in Melbourne from July 1 to 10.
In addition, Mazda has lengthened the rear cushions by 50mm for improved thigh support and more stable fitment of child seats while the seatback height has been increased by 128mm compared to the current model. If the owner needs to utilize the cabin space, the rear seat cushions can be removed.
2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA POLICE CAR
The Detroit automaker stated that the 2012 Impala for the public will go on sale this month and will get the additional horsepower and fuel economy of the police derivative.
Along with the new engine and transmission, the 2012 Impala Police car will be the first of the series to adopt GM’s electronic stability control technology called StabilTrak, while upgrades to the brake system shorten vehicle’s 60-0 mph stopping distance to 132 feet. A fine-tuning of the steering and suspension systems promise to reduce body roll and improve handling, while GM has also fitted the police version with Goodyear’s Eagle RS-A all-season tires that have a W speed rating (up to 140 mph or 225 km/h).