VOLKSWAGEN POLO WITH 1.2L 3-CYLINDER ENGINE
Volkswagen has officially unveiled a new three-cylinder turbodiesel engine. The new 1.2-liter engine features the same common-rail fuel injection systems and basic architecture as VW’s 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter inline fours.
The new 3-cylinder produces 74 horsepower and 133 pound-feet of torque at just 2,000 rpm.This new engine will be officially used by Polo.
Combined with 15-inch low rolling resistance tires, a blanked off grille, extended rocker panels for lower drag, automatic start stop, and brake energy regeneration. That makes the new BlueMotion the most efficient five passenger internal combustion car on the road.The three cylinder Polo is expected to be rated at 71.3 miles per gallon.
2010 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE LTZ
The Chevrolet Traverse is one of a new generation of large crossover SUVs making big, clunky, truck-based SUVs practically obsolete, at least when it comes to moving people and cargo. More stylish than minivans and far more fuel and space efficient than truck-based SUVs, crossovers like the Traverse are excellent family vehicles.
The Chevy Traverse comes with a 3.6-liter V6 that moves it ably from a stop and provides decent passing punch. It makes 281 horsepower or 288 with the available dual exhaust system. The Traverse comes standard with a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse is a large crossover SUV available in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels. Standard equipment on the LS includes 17-inch steel wheels, eight-passenger seating, split-folding second- and third-row bench seats, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel, air-conditioning, full power accessories, OnStar and a six-speaker CD/MP3 player with an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio.