2010 HYUNDAI RB CONCEPT
Hyundai Motor Company introduced a new sub-compact family sedan Hyundai RB Concept, a coupe-like dynamic styling that is sculpted, stately and performance-oriented. It will premieres at the 2010 Moscow International Motor Show (MIMS).
Production version of the Hyundai RB Concept is scheduled to begin at Hyundai’s first full-cycle plant in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Russia(HMMR) in January 2011, and will join the Hyundai lineup in the spring of 2011.
It will be powered by the modern Gamma engine, 1.6L or 1.4L DOHC in-line four cylinder gasoline engine that features multiport fuel injection with CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing). By replacing the old Alpha engine with Gamma, the sedan promises more power and torque, as well as best-in-class fuel economy, in keeping with Hyundai’s pledge to be the industry’s eco-leader. The estimated power and torque of 1.6 Gamma are respectively 124ps and 156 N.m while those of 1.4 Gamma are 107ps and 135 N.m. The powerful and fuel-efficient Gamma engine will be mated to a four-speed automatic transmission or a standard five-speed manual transaxle.
2011 RENAULT LATITUDE
Today, the French carmaker revealed its new flagship sedan to the public. Renault will unveil the European version of the car with specific engines, fascia and exterior detailing at next month’s Paris Motor Show. The saloon car which has a length 4,887mm long, 1,832mm wide, 1,483mm tall with a wheelbase of 2.760mm. It’s 195mm longer, 19mm wider and 45mm taller than the Laguna five-door liftback. According to Renault, the boot compartment can hold 477-liters, or 511 liters without the spare wheel.
But, for every state offers a choice of different engines. For Russia it will come with a choice of two power plants. The entry level 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol unit produces 139HP and 191Nm of peak torque, and is offered with a continuous variable transmission (CVT) returning a combined fuel efficiency of 8.3lt/100km (28.4mpg US).