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Mahindra Cars – Top sellers

By  On May 1, 2014 | Filed Under Car Articles

Mahindra Cars – Top sellers

Mahindra & Mahindra is one of the topmost automakers in India. They manufacture cars as well as two wheelers and they are considered as the second biggest Indian carmaker after Maruti. Mahindra offers all types of passenger cars (together with electric vehicles) and commercial vehicles that are tough, reliable, environment friendly, and fuel-efficient. Mahindra was one of the first companies to introduce the concept of utility vehicles in India. It was in 1947 that the company introduced the iconic Willys Jeep in India. The Willys Jeep was one of the top selling vehicles of its time. Even today, the Mahindra Thar JEEP, which is hailed as the successor of the Willys Jeep, is a favourite when it comes to off-road adventures and jungle safaris. In fact, if one looks at the hi...

Drivers’ habits reveal common bugbears on the road

We all have our peeves when we’re driving, especially when it comes to what other motorists are doing. We drive in the hope that we get to our destination without a hitch, but even if we’re careful to avoid being caught up in something that makes it a little problematic, other drivers’ carelessness and lack of driving etiquette could ruin our trip. A survey of UK Driving Habits Revealed what makes it difficult for us to get on with the task in hand and what annoys us more than anything else. Some of the answers given were less than surprising, although there were a few responses which showed what gets on our collective nerves more than anything else when it comes to what other, more negligent drivers do when behind the wheel. Put that phone down Even though hands-free...

Auto History Spotlight: Soichiro Honda, Founder of Honda

The automaker that today goes by the name Honda states that their basic philosophy is to “provide joys around the world through new challenges and the realization of dreams”.  Honda has come a long way since its beginning and today offers innovative and high quality vehicle lineup around the world. There are Honda dealerships dotted around the U.S.  We sat down with one recently, David Hobbs of WI, to discuss, among other things, the Honda brand, its history, and where the automaker is today. Of particular note, we learned that brand loyalty is consistently high and the dealership has found that Honda owners find it important to stick with the brand they love, and so even when their vehicle needs change, they keep coming back. The company was originally founded by a man named Soic...

EU Agrees 2020 Car Emissions Targets

By  On July 2, 2013 | Filed Under Car Articles

EU Agrees 2020 Car Emissions Targets

In a compromise between car industry manufacturing interests and the environment, a new deal has been hammered out in Brussels that will mean ever more fuel-efficient cars are likely to hit the roads in future. The meeting agreed to 2020 car emissions targets of 95g carbon dioxide per km of average emissions for each new car produced in Europe. Who were the players? All nation-states in the European Union were represented at the negotiations. However, as the pre-eminent European car-manufacturing nation with luxury brands such as BMW and Mercedes to look after, Germany took the lead in arguing for greater average emissions compared to other countries. However, the current EU President, Ireland and other smaller nations such as Denmark argued for lower emissions to ensure a g...

Top 4 Things to Consider While Buying Car Audio Systems

Car buyers today are passionate about listening to their favorite songs and music while they are driving. The demand for better car audio systems have gone up in the last few decades and there are many top car audio systems companies that have done well to impress buyers all over the world. If you are looking for car audio system for your car you need to be sure about what you really want from it and how you are going to get the best deals. If you are particular about the kind of car audio system that you want to install in your car you need to do some research that can help you to find the right deals. Brand It is recommended that you start researching on the top brands that are available locally in your area and the ones that have better reputation in the market. There are many ...

Review of the Chevy Bel Air

By  On June 3, 2013 | Filed Under Car Articles

Review of the Chevy Bel Air

The Chevy Bel Air is an American icon. With its long body and slick lines, it was the classic embodiment of America during its peak. There were seven generations of the Bel Air, with production running from 1949 to 1975. Thanks to some auto experts we spoke to at Annville Auto used cars in PA, we got the rundown of each generation of the Bel Air. The first generation was produced from 1949 – 1954 and was revolutionary because it featured a non-detachable solid roof. The Bel Air became the company's flagship model. The first generation Bel Air featured either a 3-speed manual or a 2-speed automatic transmission. It had a 3.5L engine and came in two and four-door varieties. The second generation was made from 1954 – 1957. It had a number of enhancements, both to its appea...

5 Simple Checks to Keep Your Car Running

A vehicle is a product of great significance that plays a role in our daily lives. Now sure, not all of us drive and to those who don’t this is not applicable; however, to those of us that do, there are essential routines to maintain your vehicle in a strong working order. By taking into consideration the key variables to maintain a vehicle to a prime condition you will grant yourself the comfort of knowing it will last a long time and be a reliable companion when you need it to be. The five simple checks to keep your car running well are: 1. Check your oil: The oil level is of great importance to a vehicle. It should be checked once a week on level ground. You wait a few minutes to allow the fluid to level and then you take the dipstick (normally on the right side of the engin...

5 Things You Shouldn’t Do If You’re Involved in an Accident

Accidents can happen anywhere at any time. In the UK alone 17,000 people a year die from accidents, both on the road and off it. Unfortunately we never know when disaster can strike. It’s impossible to guess when and where accidents will happen - or how bad they will be - but what we can do is prepare for them. So check out five top-tips for what not to do when involved in an accident. 1.  Don’t panic The worst thing you can do in an accident is give in to your nature fight or flight instinct. If you panic you could turn a bad situation into a disastrous one. Instead try to keep your cool, breathe in and out and assess what’s going on around you before you make a decision. Don’t lash out or give into anger against anyone also involved as this could escalate into ...

The Nissan Resonance Concept

At the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, Nissan showed off their exciting new Resonance concept car.  Featuring what the company calls "V-Motion" styling, it features a grill that sweeps upwards and a windshield/ A-pillars that are steeply raked.  The impression is dramatic and portrays a car in motion.  Nissan says its designers were inspired "by the future allure of hypersonic travel."  Dimensionally, the Resonance is similar to the current Nissan Murano with proportions that imitate the mid-size crossover’s, with an oblong profile, short hood and rear wheels close to the rear deck.  High styling details include a panoramic glass roof, a tinted translucent acrylic grille, 22-inch wheels and boomerang-shaped lights. Inside the Resonance the "V-Motion" styling ethic continues.  The...

Porsche Panamera Receives Universal Charger

Porsche has always made sure that any model they manufacture is top notch, as well as they should, simply based on how expensive they are. Being a high luxury brand like Porsche comes with some expectations, it also requires that they be prepared for whatever twists and turns may be thrown their way. This includes being able to provide customers a feature that exceeds expectations for their all new hybrid model—the Panamera. So w hat Porsche did was create a Universal Charger (AC) that will allow owners of the new Panamera hybrid plug-in the versatility to plug in just about anywhere. With this connection they will be provided 20 different variable cables that covers just about any known source of electricity socket or plug in currency. With the computer system designed for thi...

Dodge Co-Brands with “Fast & Furious”

One of the best ways to market a new vehicle model is to place it in one of the biggest blockbusters of this summer. The renowned “Fast & Furious” series has always been known to showcase some of the greatest muscle cars and sports cars of past and present. It also has been a great source for some major vehicle brands to advertise one of their newer models. The Chrysler Group did just that with their Dodge Challenger SRT8 in the latest installment of this movie series. Chrysler and Universal Pictures inked the deal so then they can show off their vehicles on and off-screen as a dual-sided marketing promotion. The co-branding efforts are local, national, multicultural advertising campaigns which includes; gaming, media, various merchandise and even sweepstakes. This is a f...

The History of the Automatic Transmission

There are quite a few opinions as to who created and sold the first workable automatic transmission. Most historians credit General Motors, however, with being first with their Hydramatic automatic transmission which appeared in select Oldsmobile models in 1939. By 1941, automatic transmissions were available on virtually all GM models. Compared to now, the early automatic transmissions were much simpler.  Most had four forward gears and reverse. The first automatic transmissions were different in other ways also.  For example, the first generation Hydramatics did not have a “park” setting.  What drivers did was shut off the engine and then switched the transmission into reverse to lock it. Although the first automatic, GM’s Hydramatic, was a 4-speed, subsequent autom...

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