2012 OPEL ASTRA ECOFLEX HATCHBACK FOR EUROPE
The new Opel Astra’s European lineup more fuel efficien with 2.0 CDTI 160HP comes equipped the ecoFLEX package, which includes Start/Stop functionality. Already available for the Astra 1.3 CDTI, the package is offered as an optional extra for the 2.0-liter diesel hatchback and Sports Tourer models in combination with the six-speed manual transmission.
Thanks to the ecoFLEX technology, it is lowers fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, especially in city traffic, where the Astra 2.0 CDTI hatchback can save up to 0.8 liters per 100 kilometers, equal to a 13 percent reduction over the standard model without the package.
2012 Opel Astra ecoFLEX 2.0 CDTI hatch has a rating of 4.5 liters/100 km (52.26 mpg US), 0.4 liters less than the “normal” model. CO2 emissions are also down from 129 to 119 grams per kilometer. When fitted to an Astra Sports Tourer, the ecoFLEX package lowers average fuel consumption by 0.4 liters/100 km to 4.7 liters/100 km, while also reducing CO2 emissions from 134 to 124 g/km.
Other than the Start/Stop system, the package includes the CleanTech Combustion Technology for the 2.0 CDTI unit, which promises clean combustion while also reducing engine noise by means of adjusting fuel injection to the combustion process in real time. As with the 1.3-liter ecoFLEX model, the 2.0-liter version sports an active aero shutter incorporated in the front grille and refined underbody aerodynamics.
Opel also announced that all Astra model equipped with a manual-transmission will be fitted from now on with a shift indicator showing the driver the ideal moment to change gear in order to improve fuel economy.
2011 SUZUKI SWIFT X-ITE SPORT ACCESSORIES
2011 Suzuki Swift supermini has developed a new range of factory accessories for Germany Market, the car called “X-ITE” brand. It for a more individual look for their car includes a variety of styling parts for both the interior and exterior of the new generation Swift.
The exterior gets a new body kit to improve the Swift’s curb appeal and to a lesser extent, aerodynamics. It includes a front apron, side skirts, a roof spoiler and a rear apron. The wheel arches can be filled out with a new set of 17-inch alloy wheels shod in 205/40 R17 performance tires, while the exterior look is complemented by contrasting stripes with the “X-ITE” logo.
While the Swift’s interior gets some attention as well with an aluminum sport shift knob, stainless steel door sills and black floor mats with silver stitching and an embroidered logo.