2011 CHEVROLET VOLT MPV 5 CONCEPT
Dave Barthmuss, told Brad Berman from Plugincars that the company may surprise us at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show with a new model, hinting at a plug-in hybrid crossover. That has announced at a recent event called “Charged 2011 EV Symposium Silicon Valley”. Chevrolet has already shown a similar concept with the Chevrolet Volt MPV5 Concept, so it is quite possible that the car we will see it the production version of the study.
According the general news, the Chevrolet Volt MPV5 Concept uses a 152 PS (150 HP) electric motor that is charged by a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery, along with a 1.4-liter gasoline unit. The combustion engine’s purpose is to act purely as a generator, extending the hybrid’s range from a stingy 51.5 km (32 miles) on battery power alone to up to 482 km (300 miles).
However, Barthmuss did not rule out the possibility of an EV in the near future, powered either by a modified version of the Volt’s powertrain without the range extender, or an entirely new system.
2011 AUDI A1 TDI
Audi Automaker launches the new Audi A1 TDI 1.6 with increased fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions has been introduced into the British market.
The Ingolstadt firm’s engineers optimized the 1.6-liter turbo diesel’s fuel system and engine management software on the new Audi A1 TDI, and as a result, reduced CO2 output from 105g/km to 99g/km, and boosted its combined economy figure from 70.6mpg UK to 74.3mpg UK (equal to 3.8 lt/100 km and 61.9mpg US).
The new Audi A1 TDI 1.6 also get standard feature to all three trim levels include alloy wheels, remote central locking, air conditioning, electric front windows and mirrors and a six-speaker single CD audio system with auxiliary iPod connection linked to a 6.5-inch retractable display.