Palso Cars!

All the auto news you can handle!
Archive for August, 2011

Honda CRV SUV Concept Car will debut at the Orange County International Auto Show

Honda Motor Company, Ltd. has recently released the official first batch of photos of the CR-V SUV concept car. The new model is set to roll out into showrooms in United Kingdom sometime in the autumn of 2012.

The Honda CR-V SUV concept car will not be unveiled this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. According to official reports, the concept car will make its first grand debut in California, USA during the Orange County International Auto Show in September. But Honda fans, do not fret because the Japanese brand will still be revealing its all-new Civic model at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The automaker has done a series of changes on its current CR-V model which paves the way for the SUV to have a more aggressive look. The concept car’s lower front bumper is one of the most prominent changes that can be easily spotted along with the new grilled design and the slimmer headlights. According to Honda, these changes will improve the model’s aerodynamics. The side sills are more aggressive in the concept car that compliments its new alloy wheels.

While the official photos do not show its rear, it is assumed that the vertical light design on the model’s rear will be retained. Reports say that the CR-V SUV concept car’s interior will be more spacious along with improved load capacity.
Since the carmaker did not say anything about engine specifications, it is also assumed that the CR-V SUV concept car will get the current CR-V 2.0-liter petrol engine or the 2.2-liter diesel variant that both carry 148 bhp.

2012 Ford Edge hits 30 miles per gallon with EcoBoost 2.0L engine

Ford has been making some headlines in the auto news world with the expected release of their line up that will be making use of their EcoBoost 2.0L 4 cylinder powerplant in North America for the model year 2012. Just recently, the car manufacturer announced that the new Ford Explorer can hit a 28 mpg mark while cruising on the highway. Now, sources are saying that the new Edge is even better with Edge Ecoboost returning a 30 mpg rating.

There are reports that Ford dealers will be updating their order guide for the Ford Edge 2012 model updating the sheet with the 2.0L EcoBoost EPA ratings. The guide will have the Edge at 21 miles per gallon during city driving and 30 mpg on the highway.

Just like its Ford Explorer Ecoboost sibling, the Edge Ecoboost will have around 275 lb-ft of torque and can generate around 240 horsepower.

The EcoBoost powerplant will be an option fo all trims of the Ford Edge: Limited, SEL, and SE. The engine will be paried with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Aside from its new heart, the Ford Edge also gets some tweaks for some of its exterior elements. Changes made were primarily based on how it will contribute to the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. Some consumers will likely miss the extra power and torque of the V6 3.5L engine used today but the wallet will most likely be smiling as drivers will not frequent the petrol stations much.

The production of the 2012 Ford Edge kicks off on August 8.