2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid

America Does It Better

Well-known hybrids like the Toyota Prius or Honda Insight sacrifice a lot to achieve big fuel-sipping numbers. But mid-size sedans like the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Nissan Altima Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid make fewer concessions. They combine an admirable thrift with greater interior space and more standard convenience features. Aimed squarely at family car shoppers who want better economy – but still need a roomy, mid-size car that's comfortable enough for everyday use – the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid ushers in a new era of American fuel efficiency.

Smart gauges

While the conventional Fusion's interior and dash layout won't get mistaken for a luxury car, the Hybrid's equivalent is a few notches above. Only this model gets Ford's SmartGauge LCD instrument panel. The electronic dials and information display are almost as entertaining as they are functional. There are several different modes that help drivers keep tabs on the eco-friendliness (or otherwise) of their motoring habits, as well as a battery charge meter, power output and more typical readouts like a rev counter and an engine temperature gauge. The SmartGauge can even display fuel economy history.

Other than the gauge cluster, the interior is essentially the same as any other Fusion, with a few exceptions. There's a 110-volt power outlet and all seats are covered with an eco-friendly fabric made from post-industrial, 100-percent recycled materials. Up front, those earth-friendly seats are deep and comfortable, and the rear seating area has adequate passenger space. Several useful storage bins make it easy to stash items like a wallet, sunglasses and keys. Ford's voice-controlled Sync system is standard; a Sony sound system, navigation and Sirius Travel Link are available as options.

Badge of quiet pride

It's hard to distinguish a hybrid Fusion from a gas-only model. But there are a few exterior design tweaks that set it apart. Some automakers feel the need to plaster the word "Hybrid" all over their gas/electric vehicles, but the Fusion uses only subtle badging, with a little green leaf on the lower part of both front doors and on the trunk lid. Fusion Hybrids also get 17-inch alloy wheels that are not available on the rest of the range.

The car looks good precisely because it doesn't advertise its presence. Shoppers seeking a standalone hybrid might not like this – they won't get "credit" for their green ways from friends and neighbors. For those who want a hybrid sedan that just gets on with it, the Fusion Hybrid works perfectly.

One more thrill and one more dollar saved

The Fusion Hybrid is rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 41 miles per gallon in the city. Hybrids typically do better in this test, because low-speed driving allows the electric motors to take over more often and that means using less gas. With a combined city/highway EPA rating of 39 mpg, the Fusion Hybrid beats the Camry Hybrid for fuel economy, which is estimated to get 33 mpg in combined driving.The combination of gas and electric motors means the Fusion Hybrid is quick off the line, with more muscle left in reserve for passing.The Fusion Hybrid's meager thirst nearly matches that of the smaller Honda Insight. One reason for this is that the Fusion Hybrid can run in electric-only mode at speeds of up to 47 mph. It's possible to "trick" the car into running on just its batteries by lifting off the accelerator and then pushing it again lightly. This is especially easy to do on major boulevards where the speed limit is 35 or 40 mph.

However, Ford engineers haven't focused solely on great economy. The Fusion Hybrid also has excellent driving dynamics. This is largely due to the fact that the base Fusion is nimble and even somewhat fun to drive. The extra weight of hybrid components like batteries and electric motors could squash the fun out of any car, but thankfully, the Fusion Hybrid retains the nimble personality of its gas-only sibling. There's also plenty of power when required. The combination of gas and electric motors means the Fusion Hybrid is quick off the line, with more muscle left in reserve for passing.

Not all hybrids are created equal

There are less expensive hybrids than this Fusion (MSRP: $28,100), but that's hardly the point. Smaller cars like the Honda Insight cost less (from $19,800), but they are less car for the money. The Camry Hybrid is also cheaper ($26,400), but the Fusion Hybrid is more fun to drive and has features like carpeted mats, Bluetooth, voice control for a connected phone and iPod, plus a six-disc CD changer as standard.

One alternative to the Fusion Hybrid comes from Ford's other brand. The Lincoln MKZ is also offered in gas/electric form, but is far more expensive (from $34,225). The most obvious competitor is the Toyota Camry Hybrid, despite a tangible difference between the two. The Fusion is sharper handling and has arguably more style than the Camry. Nissan's Altima Hybrid ($26,780) is a little roomier inside, but, like the Camry Hybrid, falls far short of the Fusion's impressive 41 mpg in the city and 39 mpg combined.

When picking a hybrid, fuel economy is usually a primary concern. Hybrid SUVs may not do much better than 20 miles per gallon or so, but that's pretty good for a large vehicle. Mid-size hybrid sedans should have an EPA estimate in the high 30s at least. The ability to run in all-electric mode is also crucial, because that will net the most fuel savings. Because hybrids are typically more expensive than their non-hybrid counterparts, look for one with a lot of standard features. Big-ticket items like a navigation system will still be optional, but seek out nicer wheels and some upgraded electronics as part of the standard hybrid package.

It's rare to find a car that combines performance, style and great fuel economy so effectively, but that's exactly what the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid does. It's great looking, handles better than most other hybrids, yet delivers when it comes to sipping fuel. For those who actually enjoy driving, but still want the most miles per gallon, the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid is the best of both worlds. Never before have fun and frugality been blended so well.

2011 Ford Edge

Ford Edge


Ford are considering following General Motor’s example and develop their next rear-wheel drive global platform here in Australia.


Australian engineers will develop the drivetrains for the new Mustang as well as Fairlane-based long-wheelbase limousine platforms for the Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car which are scheduled to arrive by 2011.

Perhaps most promising of all is that Ford are considering manufacturing these vehicles here in Australia and then exporting them to the Middle-East and parts of Europe. Only a few days ago it seemed Ford Australia were in dire straits, and now their outlook could not be more promising.

Ford Australia boss, Tom Gorman has talked down the proposal, assuring the public that these decisions are still very much in their early stages and nothing is certain.

    “We have a fantastic rear-wheel-drive product. The product development team globally understands how strong our product is. We are actively in discussions about that but it is still very, very early days. There have been no decisions made whatsoever.”

He continues by explaining that the discontinuation of the iconic inline-six will further progress Ford Australia toward becoming a more global brand.

    “It brings us one step closer to better integrating with Ford’s global product development. The longer that we remain an ‘orphan’ in terms of our technologies in Australia, the less likely we are to fully participate in all the activity that’s under way in rear-wheel-drive.”

The new global Ford 3.5-litre V6 which is to replace the inline-six will be introduced on the Falcon in 2010. In base form, the engine produces roughly 196kW of power but a twin-turbo performance version could produce 309kW of power and 542Nm of torque. Ford says the twin-turbo can combine V8 performance with V6 fuel consumption.

The plans also stipulate that the Mustang may be engineered and sold locally which – if approved – will be the fastest car Ford Australia has released, powered by a 309kW twin-turbo V6.

All petty rivalries aside, both Ford and Holden Australia are doing us proud by producing vehicles of global quality as well as increasing global recognition of our capabilities in both manufacturing and engineering.

2011 Citroen Nemo

2011 Citroen Nemo Multispace Front View Pictures
    Citroen Nemo Multispace Front View Pictures

2011 Citroen Nemo Multispace, Review, Specs, Price and Pictures - Citroen Nemo Multispace is a car that can deliver optimum fuel economy is 62.8mpg with a distance of 620 miles on 9.9 gallon tank, Nemo Multispace Price £ 11,795.00, the price is still subject to change based on the Specs and the state. To Review Nemo Multispace is here clearly with some Pictures.

2011 Citroen Nemo Multispace Headlight View Pictures
    Citroen Nemo Multispace Headlight View Pictures

Citroen Nemo Multispace Review
The Multispace Nemo can be activated by one unit 75hp 1.4i petrol or diesel efficient 1.4HDi 70hp are available with standard transmission or Sensodrive. The ultra-efficient unit Nemo Multispace HDi offers optimum fuel economy 62.8mpg on the combined cycle with a range of about 620 miles on 9.9 gallon tank. Thanks to low-emission engines just 119g/km of CO2, the model comes with a label Airdream HDi Citroën’s.

Nemo Multispace Twin sliding doors at the rear provides a pathway, large easy access for passengers, even in limited locations. A large tailgate, with prominent Citroën chevrons are positioned in the middle, providing comfort, low-threshold loading and easy access to the contents of the car.
Offered in one trim level, the Nemo Multispace MPV version of the award winning LCV models appeal to drivers looking for a simple vehicle with the function and space for the whole family.

2011 AMC Suzuki Javelin

AMC Suzuki Javelin
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AMC Javelin was the production version of one of AMC AMX prototype was demonstrated at the 1966 AMX project by the country. Designed to other ponies like the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro rival. American Motors Javelin debuted on August 22, 1967 to 1968 AMC Javelin model years. AMC Javelin part of the interior glass posts, which was “the first industrial application of fiber filling.”

Road & Track magazine compared 1968 Javelin favorably with its competitors in its introduction in 1968, where the “big, heavy, super-powerful engine” as “assets in such a small car, and style as” comfortable “. Motor Trend 1968 AMC Javelin selected as the best “sports personality” category in the annual Car of the Year “issue, describing it as” the main goal of all new cars, and is the most notable new entry to class.”
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1968 AMC Javelin Picture

Available in one body style, two-door hardtop, 1968 AMC Javelin came in base and other premium models SST. Standard engines were 232 cu in (3.8 L) straight-6 or 290 cu in (4.8 L) 2-barrel carburetor V8. Optional: 343 cu in (5.6 liters) of regular gasoline V8 with two barrel, or high-compression, premium fuel four barrel version. Competitors Cock John Gordon described 1968 Javelin as “beautiful, all” wheel combination has a stack up … like a spacious, comfortable, peppy and beautiful example of the “pony car “…” and after the road test, I take it home.  with the standard engine, 1968 AMC Javelin cruise at 80 mph (129 kph), while the smallest 290 cu in (4.8 L) V8 increase top speed of 100 mph (161 kph).

The optional “Go Package” includes a four-barrel carburetor 343 cu in (5.6 L) V8, electrically adjustable disc brakes, heavy-duty suspension, dual exhaust with chrome rear wide body-side stripes, and E70-14 Red Line tires mounted on chrome Magnum 500 “styled wheels. 343 K. Pac 1968 AMC Javelin delivered 60 miles per hour (97 km / h) dash in eight seconds and a top speed approaching 120 miles per hour (193 km / h) 15; 4 seconds in the quarter-mile drag strip. the biggest engine in the first months of 1968 Javelin production was “5.6 liter 284 horsepower V-8 that SAE, which made the car dangerous delivered quickly.”

In mid-1968 AMC Javelin, the new AMX 390 cu in (6.4 L) engine was offered in the Javelin as a “Go” package with the floor or four-speed automatic. ”His impressive 315 hp (235 kW, 319 hp) and 425 lb-ft (576 N • m) torque could send an arrow from zero to 60 mph (97 kph) in seven seconds range.”

American Motors Javelin and AMX also supported the muscle series with factory-installed approved “Group 19? dealer-installed accessory power. These include a dual four barrel cross ram intake manifold, high performance camshaft kit, needle bearing roller rocker arms and dual-point ignition. 1968 AMC Javelin on track for a younger market segment. The average age of the first buyer was a 1000 Javelin. 29 Ten years in the midst of all clients of AMC ”

1968 AMC Javelin was longer and wider than its competitors (Ford Mustang Mach 1, Chevrolet Camaro Z28 and Plymouth Barracuda) and Javelin’s style was probably the cleanest game. With its exciting and beautiful shape, AMC Javelin sold as “common property” with a total production of 55,125 for the 1968 Javelin model year.

2011 Honda Ascender

2011 Lexus Lfa

2011 Lexus LFA
2011 Lexus LFA is a Lexus car factory output that is a mark used by Toyota Motor Corporation in North America, Middle East, Europe, Australia, Asia (marketed in Japan in 2005) and New Zealand for its luxury car division.

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“The LFA is a thoroughbred supercar, a machine engineered to achieve one single goal – to deliver a supreme driving experience.”

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The rear-wheel drive LFA, a dynamically styled supercar powered by a sophisticated new high-revving 4.8-liter V10 engine that generates 552 hp (412kW/560DIN hp) and 354 lb-ft (480Nm) of torque for adrenaline-fuelled 202 mph (325km/h) performance. This specially-developed powerplant is hooked up to a unique six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox (ASG) with paddle shifters for ultimate driver control. Linked by a rigid torque tube for excellent drivetrain integrity, the ASG is located in a transaxle layout over the rear axle for an optimal 48:52 front-to-rear weight distribution.

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Lightweight, powerful and balanced, the Lexus features advanced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) construction for its chassis and bodywork to deliver a light, incredibly strong and impact-resistant structure. Rather than out-source this sophisticated materials technology, in a radical move, the LFA team developed its own CFRP processes internally for ultimate quality control and to make a sound engineering investment in the future.

Lexus LFA Engine Specification

    Breathtaking performance from an all-new 4.8-liter V10 powerplant rich in motorsport technology.
    High-revving engine develops an exceptional 552 hp (412kW/560DIN hp) at 8700rpm and 354 lb-ft (480Nm) of torque at 6,800 rpm.
    Rear-wheel drive LFA rockets to 60 mph (96km/h) in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 202 mph (325km/h)
    Low-friction powerplant features motorsport-developed independently controlled throttle body for each cylinder and dry sump lubrication.
    Front-mid engine V10 is smaller than a traditional V8 engine and as light as a conventional V6 engine yet generates 115 hp (85.7 kW/117DIN hp) per liter.

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The V10 powerplant generates 354 lb-ft (480Nm) of torque at 6,800rpm. The application of VVT-i variable valve timing with intelligence on both intake and exhaust combined with equal length exhaust manifolds and high-volume 12-hole fuel injectors results in 90% of this formidable torque being available between 3,700rpm and the 9,000rpm red line, for searing in-gear acceleration at any engine speed and in any gear. The result is a 0 – 60 mph (96km/h) time of just 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph (325km/h) – exhilarating performance from a bone fide supercar.
With a low 3,263 lb (1480kg) curb weight – achieved by the extensive use of lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) for the chassis and bodywork – and an explosive 412kW/560DIN hp, the LFA steps into the supercar arena with a heady power to weight ratio of 278 kW/378 DIN hp per tonne. The combination of a high, 12:1 compression ratio, low friction internals and optimised intake and exhaust flow results in the LFA’s powerplant developing an exceptional 85.7 kW/117DIN hp per liter, one of the highest specific outputs amongst the current crop of supercars.

Lexus LFA Interior Design

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Swinging open the LFA’s doors reveals a dramatic low-slung cockpit that has been intelligently designed and hand-assembled with the finest materials to reflect the car’s driver-centric dynamics. The intimate two-seater cabin has been conceived at every stage – ergonomics, acoustics, materials, comfort, versatility and visibility levels have all been painstakingly engineered – to put the driver at the centre of the driving equation.

The cabin is logically divided into three zones. The first is the mechanical zone, the skeleton that emphatically underlines the LFA’s supercar performance. Next is the human zone, the seats to support occupants even during extreme driving. And finally the driving zone, the instrumentation interface that brings driver and machine together.

2011 Mazda MAZDA2

2011 Infiniti G25 Late

2011 Ferrari 458 Italy3

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2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

Power is transmitted via an 8-speed automatic transmission with the electric motor positioned between the engine and the torque converter. This electric motor receives its supply of energy from a lithium-ion battery developed specifically for this automobile.

Precisely controlled interaction of both power sources serves to maximize the efficiency and dynamic performance of the BMW ActiveHybrid 7. The result is a unique driving experience that demonstrates the performance capabilities of modern hybrid technology. The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 accelerates to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds making it the quickest hybrid in the world. At the same time, it delivers fuel economy approximately 15-17% better than the 750i. Official EPA ratings will be available closer to the US market launch.

2012 Sabaru Forester

2012 Subaru Forester

2012 Subaru foresterThe new 2011 Subaru Forester is well equipped with the totally new engine, besides upgrading the equipment level for different equipment choices.  For 2011, the Subaru engineers have decided the key 2.5-liter 4cylinder engine upgrade. And you don’t necessarily make that stronger, since the capital stays unchanged in 170th increased torque 170 to 174 ft.lbs. You may think that upgrade gives very little benefit, and they may also keep its old version. However the changes, including lengthening of a piston stroke & reduce cylinder diameter to decrease the vibrations, the compact chamber for combustion and optimization of fuel combustion. Like its previous version of the engine in a factory coupled with the standard 5speed manual transmission & 6speed automatic transmission is totally optional.


The 2012 Subaru Forester is the 4-door sports utility car, which seats five passengers. The new Forrester is accessible in 3 models, the entry level 2.5 X model, 2.5X L.L. Bean model & 2.5 XT model. All the models come well equipped with the full time (AWD) all wheel drive. An entry level 2.5X model is been powered by the 2.5-Liter H4 engine, which is rated 165horsepower. Fuel economy ratings of 2.5 X model are 21mpg on city streets & 28mpg on highway. A 2.5 X model is well equipped with the 5 speed manual transmission. A 2.5X L.L. Bean model is been powered by the .5 Liter H4engine, which is rated at a 210 horsepower. Fuel economy ratings of 2.5X L.L. Bean are 19mpg on city streets & 23 mpg highway. A 2.5XT model is been powered by the 2.5-Liter Turbocharged engine that has 4 cylinders and rated at 224 hp.


Closest competitors to the 2012 Forrester are the Jeep Wrangler, the Toyota RAV4 and the Buick Rendezvous.


The new 2012 Forester X model comes with the power windows, the cruise control system; air conditioning, 100 watt AM, FM, CD system, 16 inch tires; and remote keyless entry. The Forrester XS models are well equipped with the automatic climate control senses, the 6disc CD changer, which is situated in a dashboard, the steering wheel and the shifter, which are wrapped in carpets and leather. The 2012 Forrester XT model comes with the roof rails, the front seats, which are heated, the wiper and music system with the subwoofer and 7speakers. All the 2012 Subaru Foresters versions are well equipped with the ABS, whereas the XT and XS models come with the disc brakes in a back, and active head restraints as well as side impact airbags.

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