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Jyotsna Ramani is a passionate writer and an avid globetrotter. She had a knack for writing since her early years, though that was mostly letters to her penpals and jotting her thoughts down in her "Dear Diary". Over the years, she realized how her hobby could turn into a full time career and she started writing web content, books and pieces for local magazines. There has been no looking back ever since.

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The Chrysler Cummings Story

By  On September 28, 2014 | Filed Under Chrysler

The Chrysler Cummings Story

Back in the early 1980s, Chrysler was the only one of the big three automakers that did not have a diesel engine in their model lineup.  In 1978, General Motors offered a 350 cu.in V8. in their Oldsmobile line.  Ford followed in the early eighties with an International Harvester 6.9L V8.  In 1982, Chrysler jumped in and sourced their first diesel from Mitsubishi. It was a 4.0 liter, in-line six diesel, which was thrifty and reliable, but at 105 hp and 169 lb-ft of torque, it was considered relatively underpowered. However, it proved popular enough that the company realized that needed a diesel permanently in their lineup, just a much more powerful one. The solution to the problem came in the form of the Cummins B-series 6 cylinder engine. Cummins had a stellar name in the c...

Nissan LEAF crossed with a Nissan Frontier

By  On September 19, 2014 | Filed Under Auto News, Nissan

Nissan LEAF crossed with a Nissan Frontier

Who said that trucks could only be a lifestyle choice and are not meant for transport? Think again before you have a look at the new truck designed by Nissan engineers. Their latest offering is a good looking truck that will be used around their shop. This is another great invention from the engineers, who simply love to tinker with things. The one-of-a-kind electric vehicle would work great for large warehouses, airports, municipal gardening, etc. Currently, the Frontier will be used around the tech center property for hauling supplies and people. The project kept the engineers together and busy for months and after careful considerations; they decided to go with a Frontier bed. Soon, the vehicle was turned into a reality with the right set of minds and tools. The cross between ...

BMW Expands the Range of BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW has decided to offer some more choices to the consumers with the introduction of BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The new vehicle will be available in three engine options and the intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive. The vehicle will also be available in two diesel engine variants that will be available with petrol engine options. The 2.0 liter four cylinder petrol engine in the BMW 220i Active Tourer offers peak output of 192 bhp and 280Nm. The vehicle takes 7.5 seconds to accelerate from zero to 62 mph while offering top speed of 230 kmph. The BMW 220d Active Tourer gets high torque 2.0 liter four cylinder diesel engine that produces 190 bhp and 400 Nm torque. BMW 216d Active Tourer will be the first 1.5 liter three cylinder diesel engine that produces 116 bhp and 270 ...

A Unique Aluminum Word Cloud Sculpture Revealed By Jaguar And London Design Museum

London Design Museum will display the XE word cloud sculpture between September 5 and October 6 and is made of 95 words from different languages such as English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, etc. The Jaguar design team has designed the aluminium installation so as to celebrate the debut of latest vehicle form the company on 8 September - the XE sports saloon.  A number of creative experts from different fields of designing got together to help in the graphic artwork, stage design and metal work of the word cloud representation.  The team that was involved in the opening ceremony of the London Olympic was the one that created the words through computer modeling and used metal craftsmanship. The Jaguar XE will get unveiled in the hotter XE S variant at the Paris Motor Show a...

Handcrafted Excellence in the New Flying Spur V8

Get ready to experience new heights of luxury as the new Flying Spur V8 debuts In Moscow for Bentley. Continuing the proud tradition that is handed down over generations form the master coachbuilders, the V8 Mulliner model comes with exciting options for both exterior and interior. There are diamond quilted seats, a knurled sports gear lever, door panels with perforated hide and even drilled alloy sports pedals. The team of more than 100 hardworking craftsmen and the specialists in advanced electronics have crafted every detail to give the car an incredible personality. The new customers will get immediately drawn to the unique blend of sculpted and exquisite craftsmanship, boasting of advanced technology. The Flying Spur V8 is truly a unique expression of luxury and performance ...

Jaguar Introduces New XE InControl Infotainment System

Jaguar has announced their all new InControl infotainment system that will allow car buyers to have better experience while they are behind the wheels. The new Jaguar XE infotainment system comes with 8 inch touchscreen that delivers a better and enjoyable experience. The system has a clear and intuitive user interface that makes it easier and comfortable for the drivers to handle the system even while they are driving. It comes with voice control features that uses plain speech so that drivers can keep their eyes on the road at all times. The InControl infotainment also offers better features like InControl Remote that integrates with smartphone such as door unlocking or engine start from anywhere in the world. This means that users can control their vehicle even when they are n...

Volt 2016 to Make an Appearance for the First Time at 2015 NAIAS

Chevrolet has announced the next generation of Volt which will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next year. The all new 2016 Volt will be built on the award winning original vehicle that managed to get positive reviews across North America. Volt has also managed to bring in more business to Chevrolet as sales were up by 13% in July and more than 65,000 Volt vehicles have been sold since it was introduced in the market. Chevrolet said that Volt has also been their best-selling plug-in passenger car in the US market. While Chevrolet has not revealed more about the next generation Volt it is expected that most of the current features will remain intact. It is also expected that the new Volt will be a five seater instead of the current four passenger...

Audi 6 Gets Full Marks in the KNCAP program in South Korea for Crash Safety

South Korean KNCAP Test for crash safety and pedestrian protection, gave a glowing 5 star rating to Audi 6 for the best safety guidelines in the industry. KNCAP Tests were taken based on impact on driver and passengers and Audi A6 had the lowest loads which made it the default winner in its class. Not only does Audi 6 lower collision impact on driver but also on pedestrians because of its high end front design. It guarantees safety not only for front passengers but for rear end passengers as well.  It also boosts of best brakes in both wet as well as dry surfaces. So it scored full marks in all KNCAP tests and. Now Audi 6 can proudly boost of top scores in not only KNCAP but also safety tests of US and Europe called NCAP. So, if you want safety behind the wheels and for your f...

How Long Should Car Batteries Last?

When your car battery does its job, it doesn’t demand very much attention. But when they get old, they often misbehave and crank the vehicles engine slowly or perhaps not even start the car. Usually this means it’s time for a new battery. A common question is, “When a battery should be replaced so it doesn’t let me down?” Well, the answer is that it “depends”. A rough rule of thumb is a car battery lasts about four, maybe five years, under normal conditions and then its best to get a new one. But what are normal conditions? "Normal conditions" consist of a number of factors that exist in theory but rarely seem to happen. Normal in this case means the battery goes through full charge cycles, isn't subjected to extreme temperatures, is attached to a properly functionin...

Active Noise Cancellation – Now available in your car!

Automobiles are noisy things. Not only is there outside noise to contend with, your typical car –which is essentially a big, resonating box- generates plenty on its own. Automotive engineers, of course, have known this for a long time and have developed plenty of noise-deadening materials and techniques to quiet things down. Most of these techniques are rather simple, though. They include filling up body cavities with acoustic foam and gluing tar-like acoustic materials to the inside of car doors. Undercoating provides a measure of noise protection also. Today, however, there is another technique being used by car designers. It’s called Active Noise Cancellation. Though it’s been around for a while, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) is just starting to be used in cars. It’s a v...

The First Look at Redesigned 2015 Toyota Yaris

2015 Toyota Yaris arrives, fresh and with sharper styling to suit the current generation. It gets a lot of visual updates and cosmetic tweaks to add value and comfort. The bold new look with a reworked nose and the superiorly crafted interior do add a new attitude to Yaris and a distinct European flavor. Avoidable in base L and midlevel LE trims, the Yaris goes on sale Aug. 3 and the base price will start from $15,670 for the two-door, and $18,445 for a four-door automatic Yaris SE. You will love the aggressive new look and the energetic shape. The larger, bolder grille of the redesigned 2015 Toyota Yaris offers a more comfortable cabin. The sporty new dashboard design and the softer materials inside will leave you very pleased. With a more firm body structure, retuned suspension...

Chrysler Unveils 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with Hellcat Engine

Muscle cars are quite popular and Dodge has unveiled their most powerful muscle car in the form of new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT. The new muscle car is powered by all-new supercharged 6.2 liter HEMI engine which is also known as the Hellcat engine. The new engine is race inspired and is tweaked to offer racing-like performance. The engine produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb feet of torque. The all new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT also gets TorqueFlite eight speed automatic transmission that is available on both Dodge and Challenge SRT models. The vehicle engine can also be mated with optional six speed manual transmission. To handle the fast performance, Dodge Challenger SRT will feature Pirelli tire technology that can handle extreme loads. The vehicle will also have exclusive forge...

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