Peugeot Launches World's First Full Hybrid Diesel Vehicle
25 August 2010 - Marrying diesel and hybrid technology has long been deemed too expensive. However, Peugeot has just announced the 3008 Crossover Hybrid 4 as the first diesel “full hybrid” production car in the world. The Peugeot 3008 Crossover, with HYbrid4 technology, is the first diesel ‘Full Hybrid’ production car in the world.
Proton Reveals New Logo & Special Edition Models For 25th Anniversary
24 August 2010 - It has been 25 years since the founding of Proton in 1985, on 9th of July to be precise. To celebrate this special year, Proton has unveiled the official 25th anniversary logo, the product of an internal logo design competition, and lined up an entire year of events including a photo contest, a charity road show and the finale, a gala dinner on the 9th of July, during when Proton will present the 25th anniversary special edition Saga, Persona and Exora models—each limited to 25 units, of course.
Thai automobile exports race ahead Asia market in July
23 August 2010 - Our northern neighbours Thailand were treated to good news when it was revealed that auto exports from the Land of Smiles reached a record high in July. Exports totalled 87,605 units last month, which is 140% more than July 09 figures. These vehicles were valued at 39.8 billion baht, up by 129% year-on-year.
Car with no engine, no bonnet, more interior space: Peugeot BB1
22 August 2010 - The Frankfurt Motor Show has given the creative French automaker Peugeot the opportunity to unveil the innovative BB1 concept - a "full electric vehicle that reinvents the automobile in every way: architecture, style, interior design, drive, connectivity – while all the time respecting the environment."
Robotic arm transformed into F1 simulator replicates Ferrari experience!
21 August 2010 - Nothing is as pleasing for a fan as to have an experience of driving a Ferrari without buying one. Well, it may not be in the real world but Paolo Robuffo Giordano and colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany have created a Cyber-Motion simulator at the end of a robotic arm to replicate the experience of driving a Ferrari. Players sit in a cabin on the tip of the robotic arm which is about 7 feet off the ground and drives a Ferrari F2007 car around a projected track.
Proton and UTM Signed a MOU to Develop New Technologies
20 August 2010 - Proton and UTM signed a MOU to develop new technologies via research for better solution on Proton cars. It will include solar panel, reduce interior temperature and other enhancement on future Proton cars. This is a good step by UTM to help Proton improves and get more ideas on new technology application. Read further news from Bernama below.
Bosch Next-generation Car Multimedia Systems
19 August 2010 - Many carmakers are wary of making huge investments or expanding their operations in Malaysia because they can’t be sure if their business plans (often spanning 10 years) will be upset because the government suddenly makes changes in automotive policies. They prefer the consistency and reliability of policy-makers in countries like Thailand where there is assurance that whatever government rules and no matter how many prime ministers come and go, policies that have been put in place will not change.
GM and SAIC Motor Announce Powertrain Co-Development
18 August 2010 - General Motors Co. and SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd. (SAIC Motor) are expanding their partnership to develop a new small-displacement gasoline engine family and an advanced transmission. The agreement, signed today in Shanghai by GM Vice Chairman of Global Product Operations Tom Stephens and SAIC President Chen Hong, represents a significant milestone that expands GM and SAIC’s relationship into powertrain development. It’s another key step in providing propulsion solutions to build the world’s best vehicles.
Hyundai Sonata 2010
17 August 2010 -The New Hyundai - SONATA 2010, After the Genesis, which is a bold product draped in drab sheetmetal, and the Genesis Coupe, which looks good but also a bit too much like the underwhelming Tiburon, here, finally, is the Hyundai that really is going to stop people in their tracks. And it will wear the everyday Sonata badge.