Road Test: 2013 Toyota RAV4 2.0 D-4D 2WD
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Road Test: 2013 Toyota RAV4 2.0 D-4D 2WD

Toyota RAV4’s wheelbase length has been increased by 100 mm. This, together with a thinner front seatback design, provides generous rear seat accommodation. The rear seats may be split 60:40 and each section can be reclined independently to enhance passenger comfort . The driver’s seat hip point has been lowered by 5 mm and seat height adjustment range has been increased by 15 mm to 30 mm. The steering wheel angle has been lowered by 2.3 degrees, and reach adjustment towards the driver increased by up to 38 mm. The increased seat height adjustment range makes it possible to have a lower and more engaging driving position.

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Road Test: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 4WD
By April 29, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 4WD

Hyundai Santa Fe has got all-new looks. The exterior design is now sharper and gives the Santa Fe a modern Hyundai look. The front of the car looks massive with a hexagonal front grille and large, tear-drop headlights above the bumber. The lowered roofline, swept-back windshield and upswept lower edges to the rear side windows give the car sporty looks.

Opel Patent Motor Car (1899-1901)
By April 29, 2013 Read More →

Opel Patent Motor Car (1899-1901)

Like all cars built at the dawn of the automobile age, the Opel Patent Motor Car followed traditional carriage design principles and had a body without an integral roof. It was based on Lutzmann’s previously built Arrow models, yet also boasted several innovations. Opel redesigned the chain-controlled steering and designed a deeper chassis frame with strong longitudinal cross members to increase stability and lower the center of gravity of the 520 kg car.

Adam Opel
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Adam Opel

Adam Opel He began his career as a locksmith apprenticeship but became fascinated by sewing machines during his travels across Europe. While in Paris in 1859, Opel went to work for F. Journaux & Leblond, a maker of sewing machines. In March 1862, he moved to another manufacturer, Heuguenin Reimann, to broaden his understanding.

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Road Test: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 DiD 4WD
By April 22, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 DiD 4WD

In Europe, Outlander is offered with a Mitsubishi’s own 2.2-litre diesel engine. This aluminium, 4-cylinder, 16v, double overhead camshaft, common rail, direct injection diesel unit belongs to the Mitsubishi’s 4N1 family of high-tech Clean Diesel engines. Using the MIVEC valve timing system, the engine achieves lower CO2 emissions. Low-end torque has also been improved by reconfiguring the boost pressure setting in the low-load range and by optimising turbocharger geometry.

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Renault Voiturette Type B (1899)
By April 22, 2013 Read More →

Renault Voiturette Type B (1899)

Just a few months after launching his first car, the Voiturette Type A, Louis Renault was already thinking how it could be improved. For his first car, Renault placed the emphasis on robust design. For the Voiturette Type B, the key note was comfort.In 1899, he endowed his first car model with a roof, thus developing the vehicle today considered as the world’s first saloon.