Minggu, 25 Januari 2015
The engineer increase its height of 65 mm and featured All-Wheel Drive system. But in Europe and selected countries, the S60 Cross Country will also be available in front wheel drive. The mid-size sedan is offered with 18-inch and 19-inch wheels with high profile tyres. Volvo claims that the tyre improves comfort and all-road capabilities and also reducing road noise. For the powertrain, Volvo offers 2.0 liter 5-cylinder petrol engine with turbo and produces 250 hp. There’s a diesel engine choice 4-cylinder D4 produces 187 hp. Later, Volvo is going to add another engine choice, D4 diesel 5-cylinder 2.4 liter.
The four-door SUV concept comes with hybrid powertrain. Its conventional engine is VR6 petrol 3.6 liter produces 276 hp and accompanied by 54-hp electric motor in front and 114 hp electric motor in rear. Total horsepower that it can produce is about 355 hp and the top speed is 209 km/h. Driver can activate ‘E-Mode’ that enables shutting down the VR6 engine and let the 114-hp electric motor moves the car up to 32 km.
Inside, Mercedes presents luxury design with high quality material. Sporty look is seen from 3-spoke flat-bottomed steering wheel, and using carbon fiber in some areas. Under the hood, there’s a V6 3.0 liter engine produces 362 hp and mated with 9-speed automatic transmission and Mercedes’ all-wheel-drive system, 4Matic.
Unfortunately, the exterior design is not like what I expected before that will have a spectacular design. It’s a plain design even though it comes with latest Audi design language. The new Q7 is more like bigger Q3. For the engines choice, Audi offers 3.0 liter V6 petrol engine with supercharged produces 328 hp and 440 Nm of torque. For diesel lover, there’s a V6 3.0 liter powertrain which produces 268 hp and 600 Nm of torque. Both of those engines are mated to 8-speed automatic transmission. For Asian market, Audi will offer 4-cylinder engine 2.0 liter TFSI produces 248 hp and 370 Nm of torque.
MKX is the first Lincoln that is featured adaptive steering and high-end Revel audio system. Another isnteresting feature is Lincoln Drive Control that optimize performance and offer three driving mode:Normal, Sport, and Comfort. The car’s exterior and interior design is almost the same with its smaller sibling, MKC.
2016 Lincoln MKX will be launched at USA this fall, followed by other markets, such as China, South Korea, Mexico, and Middle East right after that.
The automaker features the four-door sedan with two-piece Recaro seats, 4G LTE connectivity, Bose Stereo, Siri Eyes Free, and Performance Data Recorder which enables driver to upload your performance on the road to social media.
Up front, there are LED headlights which has neat design. The grille comes with new design, combining Buick’s traditional waterfall and wing-shaped element. An interesting thing that we can find is the return of tri-shield insignia Buick’s logo with three-color; red, silver, and blue. Let’s hope it could be a new identity of Buick in future. Inside, the white color dominates its cabin combining with wood accent which makes it looked elegant and roomy. Under the hood, there’s a next generation V6 engine with Active Fuel Management and mated with 9-speed automatic transmission.