2012 FORD FOCUS ELECTRIC
2012 Ford Focus Electric is the Dearborn company’s first-ever all-electric passenger car is based on the latest generation of the Focus five-door hatchback. There are an electric drivetrain comprising of an electric motor capable of 123 HP and 181 lb-ft of torque, and a single-speed transmission.
The Ford Focus Electric powered by a lithium-ion battery system, which has engineered by Ford in cooperation with supplier LG Chem. Ford says that with the optional wall-mounted 240-volt charge station, the batteries can be charged in three to four hours, or about half the time of the Nissan Leaf. The company did not say how long it will take to charge the batteries with the standard 120-volt convenience cord that comes with the vehicle.
Top speeds of up 84 mph (136km/h). Ford did not give out an official number on the range, but the firm’s execs have previously stated that the EV will be able to cover a distance of around 100 miles or 160km.
2012 BUICK VERANO
2012 Buick Verano as the new compact sedan is the North American version of GM’s China market Buick Excelle GT. The two Buicks are identical in styling right up to the somewhat gaudy chrome eyebrows over the tail lamps.
The Buick Veran has 183.9 in. (4,671 mm) long, 71.4 in. (1,815 mm) wide and 58.4 in. (1,484 mm) tall, featuring a 105.7 in. (2,685 mm) long wheelbase. It is compact sedan will receive its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week and go on sale in the States in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Luxurious interior marked by exceptional seat comfort and support, as well as premium soft-touch materials, including ambient lighting. Buick Verano uses the same premium leather material for the seats that is used on the LaCrosse. Neutral and medium titanium colors are offered on interiors with leatherette/fabric seating surfaces, while ebony, cashmere and a unique Choccachino color are offered on the available leather-trimmed interiors.
Additional interior standard and available features include:
- Push-button engine start
- Dual-zone climate control with standard air conditioning (automatic climate control available)
- Heated steering wheel
- Heated leather-appointed seating
- Electronic parking brake
- Console armrest that slides and locks
- Power windows with express up/down in the front and express down in the rear
- Steering wheel radio controls
- Uplevel front and rear reading lamps.