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2018 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid Review: A fuel efficient crossover

| Auto News | 02.07.2018

Kia and its Hyundai cousin have launched the strongest assault yet against the Toyota Prius with the Niro and Ioniq hybrid models. While the Ioniq is a more direct aim at the Prius, the Kia Niro attempts to take a slightly different approach, well at least from a marketing perspective, since Kia’s team calls the […]

The post 2018 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid Review: A fuel efficient crossover appeared first on The Torque Report.


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Tesla hits Model 3 manufacturing milestone hours after deadline

| Green | 01.07.2018

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“It was pretty hectic,” said one worker.

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MotoGP Assen Results 2018

| Moto News | 01.07.2018

MotoGP Assen Results 2018
The Cathedral of Speed gave the 105,000 crazed Dutch fans in attendance a memorable liturgy today – the most closely grouped top 15 in MotoGP more www.motorcycle.com

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2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody – More Fun and Performance

| Video | 01.07.2018

2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody – Drive and Exterior. Subscribe.

Also new for 2019, Dodge offers the Widebody Package on the Challenger R/T Scat Pack model, which adds 3.5 inches to the overall width, improving handling and braking to the naturally aspirated muscle car. At the track, larger six-piston Brembo front brakes, wider wheels and tires, and suspension upgrades featured on the R/T Scat Pack Widebody equate to 2-second faster lap times or approximately 12 car lengths at a 2.1-mile road course, compared with the non-Widebody Challenger R/T Scat Pack.

The Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack continues to offer the most muscle for the dollar in the segment with 485 horsepower and a starting U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) less than $40,000. Power comes from the proven, naturally aspirated, 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 engine’s best-in-class 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque.

New for 2019, all Challenger R/T Scat Pack models get a new look, courtesy of the 2018 Challenger SRT Hellcat. The power-bulge aluminum hood features a dedicated air intake flanked by dual-air extractors to ensure effective removal of heat and reduced air turbulence in the engine compartment. Standard illuminated Air Catcher headlamps feed additional air directly into the engine bay.

Also new for 2019, R/T Scat Pack buyers can leverage the on-track performance capabilities of the SRT Hellcat Widebody.

Featuring the same fender flares from SRT Hellcat Widebody, which add 3.5 inches to the overall width, the new R/T Scat Pack Widebody rides on sticky 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires mounted to 20 x 11-inch forged “Devil’s Rim” aluminum wheels.

Many high-performance features are now standard on all a Challenger R/T Scat Pack models, including:
Launch Control
Launch Assist
Line Lock
SRT Drive Modes
SRT Performance Pages

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody adds:
SRT-tuned chassis, featuring stiffer front springs, retuned shock absorbers and larger sway bars in both front and rear
SRT-tuned high-performance adaptive damping suspension
Front fascia with integrated splitter optimizes airflow to the cooling modules without compromising vehicle balance
Rear spoiler from the Hellcat helps to deliver responsive and balanced handling

As a result, the R/T Scat Pack Widebody delivers its best on-road and on-track performance ever, with an improvement of close to 2 seconds per lap or 12 car lengths compared with the R/T Scat Pack. In a quarter-mile comparison, the new Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody gained .2 seconds – running 12.1 seconds E.T. at 112 mph.

The Challenger R/T Scat Pack’s superb stopping power comes from the SRT-engineered Brembo brake system with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers, resulting in braking (60-0 mph) performance improving to 108 feet (from 111 feet).

Exterior badging on the R/T Scat Pack includes new Scat Pack Bee badges that face forward on both fenders. Challenger script and R/T logos flank both sides of the front grille.

Inside the performance interior are front seats that feature the Scat Pack Bee logo embroidered into the seat backs; new Dark Dub Plate finish on instrument panel and console and new Liquid Titanium accents on the steering wheel, shifter and cluster bezels.

Not to be outdone, the 2019 Challenger R/T and new GT rear-wheel-drive (RWD) models extend their performance capabilities with standard Super Track Pak features, including:
Performance suspension
Enhanced steering
20-inch Granite Crystal painted wheels
Steering wheel mounted paddle shifters (with automatic transmission)
Performance hood and front splitter
Performance bolstered cloth Houndstooth seats

Available on both the Challenger R/T and GT RWD models for 2019 is the Performance Handling Group, which brings enhanced braking and handling capabilities. On GT RWD, the Performance Handling Group features four-piston Brembo brakes (front and rear), wider 20 x 9-inch Black Noise wheels and a larger rear sway bar for improved driving experience and reduced understeer.

The Performance Handling Group on the Challenger R/T adds upgraded springs, sway bars, Bilstein shocks, bushings and mounts, helping to improve performance and response during spirited driving. For the driver looking to get even more out of the Challenger R/T model, the new Performance Plus Package adds track ready 20 x 9.5-inch forged wheels riding on 275/40ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero tires, limited-slip differential and enhanced handling balance for improved cornering performance.

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News: The 2019 Volvo S60: Betting on Electrification To Compete with Its German Rivals

| Green, Volvo | 01.07.2018

To some, Volvo cars of the past may have been a bit of a snooze-fest, but the 2019 Volvo S60 could be a Scandinavian right hook at German dominance of the sports sedan segment.

The post News: The 2019 Volvo S60: Betting on Electrification To Compete with Its German Rivals appeared first on Clean Fleet Report.


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