Monday, June 29, 2015


Here’s an interesting fact, the Chrysler marque currently offers three models; Chrysler 300, Chrysler 200, and Chrysler Town and Country. By comparison, Toyota offers four different versions of the Prius. That’s right; Toyota offers more different versions of the Prius model than exists Chrysler models–period.

The subject of this 2015 Toyota Prius c Road Test Review is part of a family, which includes the standard Prius Hatchback, the Plug-in version of the Prius Hatchback, and the station wagon-like Prius V. Among them, the Prius c is the most affordable member of the family.

Based largely on Toyota’s Yaris, the Prius c is also considerably smaller than the other Prius-badged Toyotas. The “c” suffix stands for city, which is exactly where this little runabout shines. By their very nature, hybrids get better fuel economy in city driving, so as a city car, the Prius c starts off with a significant advantage.                                                                                                                  With a base price of $20,755, the Prius c is offered in four states of trim  literally One, Two, Three, and Four; making the 2015 Toyota Prius c as easy to order as it is efficient with fuel.

Standard features on the Prius c One include automatic climate control, full power accessories, a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface, voice commands, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, a folding rear seat, and a multifunction display.

The Prius c Two starts at $21,560, and adds a 40/60 split folding rear seat, cruise control, a center console storage bin, a cargo cover, and a six-speaker audio system.

Prius c Three starts at $22,985, and adds keyless entry and ignition, navigation, Toyota’s Entune smartphone application integration, and satellite radio.Toyota intends the levels to be self contained, so very few options are offered. However, the sunroof and alloy wheels can be added to the Three, and you can get 16-inch alloy wheels for the Four.For the 2015 model year, the Toyota Prius c got refreshed front and rear styling. Elements include new headlights, the now signature Toyota big-mouth grille, and new taillights. Still, though, one of the Prius c’s prime assets is the fact that it is instantly recognizable as a Prius. After all, for the vast majority of the motoring public, that shape epitomizes hybrids.

That said, one of the smartest things Toyota did with the Prius c was give it a familial resemblance to the other Prius models. Its tidy size in comparison to the others also gives it more of a youthful exuberance, and indeed younger people are attracted to the c more than the other Prius autos. That shape is also responsible for the excellent .28 coefficient of drag the Prius c achieves.

The look of the interior is cutting edge techno-chic. Like its Prius siblings, the instrument panel resides atop the dash, and is situated more toward the center of the car than the driver. It seems a bit weird when you first see it, but in use it proves to be an effective arrangement.Seating is comfortable overall, though the steering wheel could telescope out a bit farther to accommodate the legs of taller drivers. When we adjusted the driver’s seat so our legs could find happy (plenty of room for that by the way), we had to reach in a bit to grasp the wheel. When seated in the rear, legroom was fine, as long as the taller among us seated in the front were willing to share. Headroom was more than adequate too.

The stubby styling of the Toyota city car might lead you to believe cargo-carrying capability is at a premium. However, the Prius c’s folding rear seat gives the littlest Prius some 17 cubic feet of cargo capacity. The seat folds as one piece in the c One; all of the other trims offer a split fold.For us though, where the Prius c really surprises and delights is in its standard feature set.

As we mentioned in the Models and Prices section, the Prius c’s standard equipment list includes such notables as automatic climate control and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio, climate, Multi-Information Display, and Bluetooth hands-free controls. Every Prius c also features remote keyless entry. If you want to get a little more spendy, you can also opt for the optional Display Audio system with its satellite navigation function and Toyota’s Entune system.

Functioning through your smart phone, but wholly integrated into the car, Entune brings applications such as Open Table, Bing, and Pandora to the Prius c’s standard display screen. Entune also pipes real time information such as traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports, and stock prices into the c.
If this diminutive Toyota hybrid is starting to look like a lot more than just an economy car to you, you’re very astute.In crash testing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Prius c the highest possible rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset, side-impact, rear crash, and roof strength tests. However, in the very tough to pass small overlap frontal offset test, the Prius c scored “Poor,” which is...quite the opposite of "Good."

NHTSA awarded the Prius c four out of five stars overall. The model earned four stars in frontal crash protection, and four stars in side crashes. So while the Prius c isn’t among the absolute best, it’s no deathtrap either.

Standard safety features include stability control; traction control, and hill start assist. The model’s complement of nine airbags includes front seat side airbags, a driver’s knee airbag, and a set of side curtain airbags. The Prius c also gets antilock brakes (front discs, rear drums), Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Toyota’s Smart Stop Technology,Prius c’s 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine makes 73 horsepower and 82 ft.-lbs. of torque. The two electric motors/generators fitted to the car produce an additional 60 horsepower and 125 ft-lbs of torque. Altogether, the powertrain generates a total system output of 99 horsepower.

It doesn’t sound like a lot, until you realize the Prius c weighs only 2,500 pounds.

The Toyota’s gasoline engine also charges the battery pack. This can be used to run the Prius c solely under electric power for short distances at relatively low speeds (in the EV mode). Braking and deceleration also recharges the battery pack.

A continuously variable transmission routes the engine’s power to the front wheels.

The EPA rates the 2013 Toyota Prius c’s fuel consumption at one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline for every 53 miles traveled in the city, 46 on the highway, and 50 combined. With its 9.5-gallon fuel tank, the Prius c has a theoretical range of 503.5 miles on the highway.
Driving the Prius c around town is really no different than driving its larger Prius siblings for the most part. While the c gives up some 35 horsepower in comparison, it also enjoys a minimum of a 542-pound weight advantage over its porkier stablemates. Thus, performance between all Prius models is about on par. Keep in mind though, we’re talking about a Prius here, so the word “performance” is a relative term.

The fact of the matter is that none of the Prius models are terribly exciting to drive; however of them all, the Prius c is the one that could be considered the closest to being kind of fun. Still though, you won’t set your eyebrows on fire launching a Prius c from a traffic signal.

With that in mind, it’s fair to say its acceleration, braking, and cornering are more than adequate for its overall mission in life; transporting people and their goods  while consuming as little fuel as possible in the process.

Taken in that light, the Toyota Prius c is a rather brilliant little car.If one goes by just the numbers, Toyota has brought this car to market before—as the original 1997 Prius. That first Prius used a 1.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor. So does the Prius c (okay, well, two electric motors). The first Prius was 66.7 inches wide. So is the Prius c. The first Prius had a 100.4-inch wheelbase. And yes, so does the Prius c.

In other words, with the Prius c, Toyota gets back to the basics of what its best-selling hybrid model is all about
 small, efficient, comfortable, well equipped transportation, at a very good price.

Admittedly though, to get there, some of the refinement of the larger Prius models was sacrificed. The interior is a bit low-rent compared to other Prius models. It also rides more harshly and is noisier. But hey, the other side of that equation is fifty-freaking-three miles per gallon in the city!

Saturday, June 27, 2015


With 16 powertrain combinations, a huge host of features , and some rough terrain cleaves, the 2015 Jeep Renegade could be Chrysler's ticket over the scaffold between old Jeep fans and new ones, and spread their brand around the world.  Yes, you can arrange a manual. 

2015 Jeep Renegade Is A U.S-Bound 9-Speed Diesel 4WD Cute ,More 2015 Jeep Renegade points of interest are turning out, and all the best boxes are ticked: 4WD only,Designed in the US and implicit Italy, the Renegade speaks to a key segment of Chrysler's journey for world mastery. They're trusting the Renegade will get the Jeep brand into the hearts and consciousnesses of more markets the world over, and they could possibly succeed its a cracking little cute. the new Jeep Renegade has some exceptionally cool elements and offers something we haven't had in the US since the Suzuki Samurai; a minimized 4WD with an opening moonroof or sunroof that is not a Wrangler.                                                                                                               An all new and first-for-segment nine-speed automatic will probably be the most commonly ordered gearbox, but two manual and one dual-dry clutch transmission  will also see duty in Renegades.

Nine speeds sure sounds like a lot, but it will allow the gearbox to operate through a larger range of ratios than a CVT would. Jeep's engineers say it will also achieve better efficiency. Plus, I would speculate, better reliability.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Only two of the Renegade's potential four-cylinder engines will be available in the US. Neither is new and sadly, neither is diesel. The 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine from the 160 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque Fiat 500L will only ship with a 6-speed manual in 4x2 or 4x4 for the lower Sport and Latitude trim levels.

Renegade Limited will get the 2.4 Tigershark engine we've seen in the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart with 184 hp and 177 lb-ft, here paired with the nine-speed auto. The 2.4 is available in 4x2 or 4x4 as well, and the bigger four-banger is optional in Sport and Latitude trims.Renegade Trailhawk will only be available with the 2.4, nine-speed auto, and a low-range equipped 4x4 featuring a 20:1 crawl ratio and Jeep's terrain-response control they call "Selec-Terrain" which adjusts suspension, traction control, and shift points accordingly between five types of terrain.

Jeep has no plans to bring a diesel Renegade to the US, mate the three-pedal to the bigger engine, or make a manual shift Trailhawk. But the mounting points are all there; an ambitious individual could certainly get creative mixing-and-matching powertrain parts, warranty be damned.

The 4x4 system in all Renegades except the Trailhawk is Jeep's "Active Drive" with a fully-automatic power take-off unit that disconnects the rear axle to improve fuel efficiency when four wheel drive isn't needed. Jeep promises engagement is instantaneous. The range-topping "trail rated" Renegade is full-time 4WD. The factory specs regarding the Renegade's off-road abilities look promising. Some 8" of ground clearance is plenty for those spots where fire roads get washed out, and 19" of water fording should get you anywhere you'd want to be with a stock SUV.For those who aren't "off-roading" until their wheels are completely submerged in mud or their axles are perpendicular, go find a CJ-7.

Based on what Jeep has presented on paper, the 2015 Renegade looks plenty capable of leaving the bitumen, bringing passengers to interesting places, and rocking roads marked "4WD ONLY." For most people's daily driver, not being able to do the Rubicon is a small price to pay for better fuel efficiency and some modern conveniences.The 2015 Jeep Renegade is built from steel and composites that Jeep says underwent extensive computer-simulated impacts allowing them to fine-tune for "world-class" torsional stiffness.

The Renegade Trailhawk rides 20mm/0.8" higher than the other models, which have about 7.6" of total ground clearance, but Trailhawk's biggest off-road edge is that low-range crawler gear and Jeep's terrain-response system. The Trailhawk also has skid plates and red tow hooks... which I'm starting to sense are becoming the "red brake calipers" of the off-road world.

Towing limit for US spec Renegades is a powerless 2,000 pounds, and that is with a tow bundle on the 2.4. That gets you into light outdoors trailers, hobie felines, and nearby U-Hauls, yet you better leave the powerboat at home. Speed and mileage has not been guaranteed yet. However, for your seat wheeling joy, here are the Renegade Trailhawk's rough terrain related specs: 

Four-wheel autonomous suspension 

205 mm/8.1" of wheel enunciation 

220 mm/8.7" of ground freedom 

30.5º methodology edge 

25.7º degree breakover edge 

34.3º degree flight point 

480 mm/19" inches of water fording 

Koni recurrence specific damping (FSD) front strut and back safeguard framework 

Electric force directing joined with a driving guiding torque system that coordinates control fittingly as it distinguishes footing changes in turns. 

Jeep Active Drive Low (20:1 slither proportion) 

Selec-Terrain preprogramed footing control framework that changes movement focuses and footing control conduct taking into account territory data chose by client 

Slope better than average Control 

Slide plates, and red front and back tow snares 

17-creep off-road tires 

Up to 1,500 kg (3,300-lb.) towing ability with MultiJet II diesel motor and 907 kg (2,000-lb.) towing capacity with 2.4-liter Tigershark motor, with accessible tow package.Mopar has as of now got a rundown going of around a hundred sections and Jeep-embellished trinkets you can strap to your Renegade. Anticipate a wide range of racks, execution parts, et cetera. Concerning post-retail bolster, autonomous suspension will put a few constraints on great lifts however I'm certain there will be a lot of guards, sliders, and light bars in short request. A fully-electric steering system makes spinning the helm easier and modulates the power-assist curve based on driving conditions. Chrysler reckons this worth a 3% fuel economy improvement over a hydraulic power steering system. Plus, no power steering fluid leaks!

A completely new "direct steering torque  system actively controls oversteer, and is dialed in with the a fore mentioned electric power steering to automatically compensate for torque steer and inconveniences like the pull in crowned roads.

On top of that Jeep boasts "70 advanced safety features" in the 2015 Renegade; gadgets like collision warnings that activate brakes for you and lane-departure warnings that "assist the driver with corrective action" and steer you to safety. That's a lot of Orwellian robo-driving for a Jeep, but the road-going masses will probably be stoked and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on that in the comments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jeep Renegade exterior designer Jeremy Glover says "the theme of this car is about personality; playful, fun, exciting, energetic." Yes when he said "car" he meant "Jeep," but I think the rest of his assessment is accurate. It looks modern and video-game's while retaining some marquee heritage, thanks to that grille.

If the Jeep lineup was a family, Renegade would be Wrangler's little brother who likes to play in the rock gym but isn't quite tough enough to join big bro on a free-climbing trip.

I like it, even though it kinda looks like a Kia Soul. In fact, the Renegade's 101.2" wheelbase is the same as a Soul's, though the Jeep's body is 3.6" longer and it stands 3.5" taller. It's also slightly larger than another competitor; the Nissan Juke.  Inside the Renegade is a realm of "Tek-Tonic." That's not a dinosaur-themed cocktail, it's the codename Jeep has pinned on the design language of the Renegade interior. And let's hope Jeep cools it with all this "playful" stuff right about now.

What they mean with that silly name is the Renegade's interior is "defined by the intersections of soft and tactile forms with rugged and functional details." For example, the instrument panel is soft, the passenger grab-handle is hard. It's like a preschool up in there!

The air vent dominating the center console was inspired by sports googles. See it now? Yeah, kinda neat. Another rainbow colors is a topographical map of off-road mecca Moab, Utah molded into the rubberized tray behind the infotainment "media center," which features USB, aux inputs, and 12v power.

Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment system can be had in 5 or 6.5" touchscreen in the 2015 Jeep Renegade.18.5 cu.ft. of interior storage space expands to 50.8 cu.ft. with rear seats folded flat, but the whole world opens up with that "My Sky" removable sunroof affair up top. Panoramic sunroofs are among my favorite features to proliferate on the automotive scene in the last few years, and this elaboration with "removability" is downright glorious. The roof panels are made of honeycomb fiberglass polyurethane and stow neatly into the vehicle's cargo area, which is key. If only that bar didn't have to break up the glass in the middle, damn structural rigidity requirements.Available exterior colors on the 2015 Renegade will be red, tan, green, blue, silver, black, white, and grey with obnoxious names like "Commando" and "Omaha." You'll be able to order any of those with a black accented roof, which sounds cool.Interior colors are black, tan, black with red trim, or brown and grey. Or, in Jeepspeak:Leave no trail behind is the "Trespass Black" monotone interior that is accented with our Moroccan sun finishes. This interior has contrast dual tone stitch colors to set one on a new path
A little coarseness, a ton of grind is the "Sand Surfing" Black and Warm Sand two-tone inside mix. This blend is highlighted with Satin Chrome articulations and components an emblazoned fabric that furnishes proprietors with a visual textural ordeal 

Stake your ground is the "Trailhawk" Black monotone interior that features Ruby Red anodized , Ruby Red sewed complements and a special Trailhawk signature 

At the point when the sky isn't the cutoff is the "Free Falling" Bark Brown and Ski Gray two-tone inside blend with Orange points of interest. The inside is striking with its Anodized orange completions and the seats themselves will test the breaking points including another look,.MSRP begins around $17,000 to $17,995. 4WD will be a $2,000 choice, importance the Renegade could be your six-rate manual four-wheeler for under $20,000! The SUV is slated to go at a bargain in the US mid 2015, its now up for snatches in Europe.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


As you'll review, Kia's GT4 Stinger appeared at the Detroit auto expo just about eighteen months prior. From that point, it went on visit far and wide, all over from Russia to Brazil to Philadelphia. Everybody, we are told by Kia, adored it. So why are we expounding on it now, this time later? Since we just drove it. Yes, Kia rang and inquired as to whether we could come down to Kia Motors America in sunny Irvine, Calif., to their configuration studios and drive the GT4 Stinger around on California lane street. 

Obviously we said yes. However, being suspicious of basically everybody's inspiration about essentially everything, we needed to ask ourselves for what reason this ginormous corporate element would abruptly need to get reputation on 18 months old idea auto. Maybe on the grounds that Kia Motors America needed to arm itself with some positive press to show to the high llamas back in Seoul to persuade them there truly is a business sector and not only excitement for Stinger? Maybe. It is safe to say that we are in this manner being utilized as insignificant pawns as a part of this item arranging chess diversion? Potentially. However, pawns just wanna have some good times, and in this rate, we wouldn't fret being utilized. So off we dove into LA expressway confusion down to the OC to drive it. 

When we saw it at Kia Design Center America, it looked really cool and not care for whatever else in the class. The main and most clear examination is to the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ, yet that is just in the auto's fundamental extents and reason. Aside from those qualities, the Stinger remains on  its own.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kia’s chief designer Tom Kearns was there the day we drove the Stinger. Even though he and the staff at Kia Design America built the car, he hadn’t driven it yet. So we invited him to ride along.

“I think we made a pretty good case for something that really speaks to the brand,” Kearns said. “We wanted to make something that was very simple and pure. Our intent was to make it stunning.”

It certainly looks stunning, perhaps more so when you’re about to drive it.

If you’re ever going to hotwire the Stinger, the key is way, way up under the dash on the right side. Just grab the shackle, twist the key and it starts with a blap. The six-speed is pretty straightforward. The steering wheel is even connected to the front wheels, making it much easier to drive.Granted,it's a concept car , the drivetrains of which are just intended to take care of business workmanship off the truck and up onto the show stand. Yet, you can utilize a little creative ability and see that this could be an execution symbol, the sportiest auto to originate from Korea since the Genesis Coupe. It may even be sportier. 

How can it drive? It drives like an idea auto. The Stinger is said to have a 2.0-liter turbo mounted longitudinally in front and driving the back wheels. We weren't permitted to pop the hood, however we could hear the wastegate opening and shutting when we lifted off the gas pedal to move the six-rate. Kia has recently such a motor in its lineup, a 274-hp 2.0-liter fuel direct infused turbo four from the Optima (260 hp in the Sportage). It wouldn't be excessively troublesome, making it impossible to take that motor and tune it to the Stinger idea's asserted 315 hp. The Optima Kia races in the World Challenge is said to make 400 hp. So a sorted-out powertrain could truly fly in a little, lightweight car like this. 

Similarly, the Stinger idea's suspension is simply something put in there to hold the body off the ground and perhaps get it up onto and off of the show stand. However, a sorted suspension on a creation auto could positively be made sense of and would be spectacular fun. Perhaps shrivel a Genesis Coupe stage or something, Car companies have guys who figure these things out.                                                                                                         You can also sit in it and see out of it just fine. So the basic body shape and pillars could work as-is. Unless those big, long rear corner pillars block some of the view, which they might. The A-pillars have really cool see-through slots in them that we’d love to see in production. The rear hatch promises a little practicality, while the rear +2 seats could even fit people for short stretches, adding to a production Stinger’s appeal.

“We wanted something that was really sporty but still had a 2+2 (configuration) so if you had to take someone in the back seat you could still do it,” Kearns said. “But the emphasis is really on the front two seats.”

In spite of the fact that an unadulterated two-seater would be the perfect,The rear hatch opens up to reveal practical storage space, another selling point, Kia execs  ,it wouldn't bode well similarly as deals go, which is something all planners need to consider. 

"We need to," said Kearns. "Else it'd simply be craftsmanship and not plan." 
The idea was to make it simple and affordable to appeal to a wider, younger audience.

"A considerable measure of autos have such a large number of driver guides nowadays and are so convoluted, so brimming with innovation," Kearns regretted. "Clearly innovation's great yet (the Stinger) was practically sort of like a back-to-nuts and bolts, driver-association kind of vehicle that we were attempting to make. It appears as though there are a few lovers out there who might truly acknowledge returning to fundamentals, an auto that is not lavish, its truly clear, it has awesome feel and taking care of, associated quality to the street. So that is somewhat the thought." 

What's more, has anybody in Korea concurred with that? 

"The response (to the auto on its open visit) was super magnificent," Kearns said. "I think our administration understands that." 

In any case, a year ago, Kia's abroad promoting boss Lee Soon-nam was cited in our sister production Automotive News nixing the thought of the Stinger. Kia's first need should be reinforcing brand picture and mindfulness, the article asserts Soon-nam said. 

"From a promoting point, another auto dispatch ought to be useful to upgrading the brand picture," Lee said then. 

Interestingly, Soon-nam hasn't been gotten notification from in Automotive News for around a year. So perhaps the powers of good have triumphed. Then again perhaps executives concur that a Stinger in showrooms would drive activity. Also, be incredible enjoyable to drive. We can trust. 

While Kearns couldn't be particular, we inquired as to whether the undertaking was murdered off. 

"Certainly not," he said. So there. Consideration Seoul: construct this thing!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

AUDI Q3 2015

For the European market, the Audi Q3 was revealed in 2011 after being previewed to being saw by the Cross Coupe quattro idea at the 2007 Shanghai Motor Show.  Now Presently its our turn, as Audi chose to discharge on this date  2015 model year. 

With the mind boggling achievement the Q5 and the Q7 are now getting a charge out of and the expanded interest for reduced SUVs in the U.S., it is truly nothing unexpected to see the Q3 on American soil. The Q3 is relied upon to be a significantly more effective model, on account of its mix of a roadster like look with the utility of a SUV and the typical components offered by an Audi SUV  utility, innovation, craftsmanship and execution." 

The 2015 Audi Q3 will be divulged at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and will be put on special in the fall of 2014. Prices will be reported at a later date.                                                                                                                                                                                                      Most of the design cues seen in the 2015 Q3 are taken from the Cross Coupe quattro Concept, including the low roof line, flat D-pillars and the wraparound tailgate. Just like its European brother, the 2015 Q3 is offered with a Singleframe grille with vertical elements and large air inlets that ensure proper cooling for the four-cylinder engine.

As standard, the Q3 comes with signature, wedge-shaped headlights housing xenon-plus lighting and LED daytime running lights. The Q3 will also come standard with LED taillights, of course.Just like every other Audi model, the interior of the 2015 Q3 will be both elegant and ergonomic. Despite it being a "compact" SUV, the Q3’s cabin is spacious and comfortable, offering enough room for five passengers and up to 48.1 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats folded 16.2 cubic feet with the seat up.

The Q3 is equipped with white LEDs illuminating the doors, foot wells, vanity mirrors, storage compartments and the air vent thumb wheels, giving the cabin a nice glow. Also included are heated, 12-way power front seats, leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Unlike the European market, where customers can choose between four different engines, We get just one engine for now: a 2.0iliter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. No performance figures were announced for it, but we expect them to be nearly identical to the European model: 0 to 60 mph in under seven seconds and a top speed of about 130 mph to 145 mph. Fuel economy will likely land around 31 mpg.

The engine mates to a standard six-speed Tiptronic transmission and will send its power to the front wheels. Buyers can opt for Audi’s quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system. There is also an optional Audi drive select system that allows drivers to adjust handling and response at the touch of a button. It features three driving modes: Comfort, Dynamic, and Auto.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          All newer Audi 2015 Q3 will be offered with standard 18-inch wheels, while 19-inch composite wheels are offered as an option. Doing the ceasing is a superior slowing mechanism with vented front plates and strong back circles. 

Audi Q3 comes standard with an advanced suspension system that features elements MacPherson struts in advance with forged fashioned aluminum lower wishbones. Around back, it has a four-connection back hub with a different spring and safeguard arrangement.In our swarmed urban areas, minimal autos are an unquestionable requirement and it would seem that Audi at long last paid heed to that. The Q3 is the ideal answer for those needing to join all the solace elements of a SUV with a compact footprint impression needed for overcrowded parking lots or garages.

Sunday, June 21, 2015


The Ford Focus is a genuine "world car"in every sense of the phrase. Ford offers the Focus, or some rendition of the Focus, in essentially every business sector in which the organization works together and assembles it in a large number of them as well. Indeed, in 2012, the Ford Focus surpassed the Toyota Corolla to turn into the world's smash hit nameplate, and has remained so for each of the resulting years 

Completely made over for the 2015 model year, the Focus got new outside styling, an overhauled inside treatment,new infotainment and safety systems , and another ultra-effective motor engine choice. As such, the majority of the qualities we recorded above, have been enhanced with this most recent emphasis of the auto Ford presented in 1998.

But wait, there’s more; the subject of this road test review, the Ford Focus Electric, is a relatively new addition to the Focus lineup. One of the most affordable electric models on the market, the Focus is one of but 13 electric cars currently available.For the 2015 model year, Ford is offering the Focus Electric in the hatchback body style in one very nicely appointed state of trim, with pricing starting at $29,165. However, Ford reps are quick to point out with some $9,000 in currently available incentives, the net price is closer to $20,990.

In some cases, a $7,000 and $ 7,500  Federal Tax Credit also applies, further lowering the price.

Equipped like the top of the line Titanium-trimmed 2015 Ford Focus, standard features include automatic high beams for the headlights, blind-spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure, lane keeping assist, remote start, keyless entry and pushbutton start, xenon headlights, and LED taillights.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  All in all, the Focus now looks more grown up and sophisticated, though some may bemoan the departure of the playful personality the previous styling treatment conveyed.

Updating the appearance of the handsome Ford compact for 2015 are a redesigned hood and grille. LED signature lighting further delineates the fresh model. The new grille brings the Focus more into line with the current front-end treatment being applied to Ford’s passenger cars, “borrowing” the look previously exclusive to models from Aston Martin.

Essentially, the entire front fascia is new, including all of the lighting instruments, the fenders, and, as we said before—the hood. The Ford logo has also been resized and relocated at the rear of the car. The license plate mounting area has been reshaped, and the hatchback gets new rear lamp clusters to inform the departing view of the Ford.

The interior treatment has also been treated to a streamlining, gaining a much less “busy” appearance. The steering wheel’s three-spoke design is also new, and the center stack is considerably slimmer than before.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No, we’re not terribly fond of MyFordTouch, and we have no qualms about saying so. Yeah, it looks cool, but in operation, it’s just too tedious. Nothing beats pressing a button to activate your desired function and rotating a dial to get the intensity you require just right.

We do like the touchscreen MyFordTouch brings to the interior though, so we’re in something of a quandary in that regard. We’re also fond of the outstanding hi-tech features that the Focus Electric offers—including its rear-view camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and lane keeping assist.

The Focus Electric also features Ford’s new SYNC AppLink. Integrating your smartphone into the car’s telematics system, notifications are read aloud as you enter the Focus, with no need to touch the phone.
This implies you could get an alert about traffic jams ahead on your route  on your course while listening to the radio or entertainment application such as Pandora . Something else we acknowledge about the inside of the Focus Electric is its calm and gorgeous nature. Further, the fit and completion of the materials utilized are top notch. We should be clear however, while there's no mixing up the Focus for something besides the prudent minimal it is, the general vibe of the inside insights at impressive concern lavished upon it in terms of the way it is assembled.

Front seat passengers enjoy a great deal of comfort and legroom. Rear seat passengers will have adequate headroom, despite the Ford’s sloping roofline, although legroom is sacrificed to the Ford’s diminutive overall size.

When it comes to hauling cargo, you’ll get 14.5 cubic feet of capacity behind the rear seat—and 33.9 cubic feet with both seatbacks folded away. The 60/40 split-folding configuration allows you a great deal of flexibility in this regard too, as you can trade off passenger volume for cargo capacity as needed.While crash test scores for the 2015 Ford Focus have yet to be issued by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety  , the 2014 version of the car scored Top Safety Pick status with the  and a five-star overall rating with NHTSA.

Standard safety features for the 2015 model include driver and passenger airbags, a driver’s knee airbag, and side curtain airbags. Antilock brakes are also standard equipment, but if you want four-wheel discs you have to get into a Titanium model. Traction control, stability control, brake assist, child safety locks, and tire pressure monitoring are standard features as well. Another feature of the SYNC system is automatic crash notification.

New ford MyKey system will quiet mute the radio if the autocar is driven without the safety belts fastened. . It will likewise permit the auto's proprietor to farthest point the Ford's top pace to a decision of 65, 70, 75, miles for each hour with ding sounding at 45, 55, and 65 mph this the speed you should be at no more over speeding. 

Try not to let the new, more moderate styling trick you, the Focus is still a great deal of enjoyable to drive. Include the moment torque, low focus of gravity, and mysterious feel you get driving an electric auto, and that quality is increased. 

As it were, guiding the 2015 Ford Focus Electric, you'll understand praiseworthy spryness combined with a calm and smooth ride. This joins pleasantly exact controlling and more than adequate braking force which, coincidentally, every time you brake you're creating more power. Another in addition to is the one-rate direct commute transmission. In conjunction with the holding nothing back torque yield of the electric engine, it makes the Focus Electric hurry pleasantly off the line, 

Still, on the off chance that you contrast the Focus Electric specifically with the gas controlled Focus hatchback, you'll take note of the Electric's reflexes are a touch conditioned down. Be that as it may, what you surrender in through and through reaction, you more than compensate for in smoothness and refinement. Indeed, every time we about-face to an interior burning controlled auto subsequent to driving an electric one, the sparkle connected ride feels rough to comparison .

Friday, June 19, 2015

CHRYSLER 200C 2015

In any case, it really is great that this new, totally redesigned upgraded
2015 Chrysler 200 car is presently marked down. In every appreciation, it is better than the vehicle it replaces. The new 200 vehicle likewise flags the path forward for the Chrysler brand, which will grow drastically in advancing years so as to tackle standard models in key vehicle sections now that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has proclaimed Dodge to be the corporate execution brand. 

Normally, I needed to figure out how the new Chrysler 200 fills in as an average size family auto, since that is the stadium in which it contends. What I found is that it relies on upon how old, and huge, your children are.Chrysler lent me a 2015 200C with each choice, including all-wheel drive. Therefore, the last count came to $36,855, which ain't chump change.

My Velvet Red test sample had good-looking 19-inch aluminum wheels ($690, a panoramic sunroof or moonroof ($1,490), the Premium Group ($990 – premium leather, ventilated front seats, heated 2-tone steering wheel, memory for the driver’s preferences, a 115-volt 3-prong power outlet, bronze chrome interior trim, real wood interior trim), the Premium Lighting Group ($780 LED running lights,HID headlights,LED fog lights), and the Navigation and Sound Group ($1,390 – 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with HD Radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth audio streaming, navigation with real-time traffic and Travel Link services, mobile Wi-Fi connectivity.

If you think that last upgrade sounds like a bargain, consider the contents of the SafetyTec Package. For $1,290, it includes adaptive cruise control with stop and go capability, a forward collision warning system, a lane departure warning system with lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection, automatic high-beam headlights, and rain-sensing wipers. It also adds a semi-autonomous parking system that can slot the 200 into a parallel or a perpendicular parking space, steering the car while the driver operates the transmission and the pedals.

To the extent styling goes, I thought the shiny paint and the Y-talked 19-inch wheels truly made this test auto look astounding. It helps that the 200 wears in a far-reaching way alluring styling, keeping in mind it doesn't push the advanced auto outline envelope, it positively should age smoothly. Inside, the 2-tone Black and Linen leather inside looked properly upscale, however the dark wood showed up somewhat strange and I chose that bronze-hued trim just looks discolored or messy instead of upscale.In the opening segment of this audit, I said that a Chrysler 200's handiness as a family auto is subordinate upon how old, or huge, your children are. Truly, whether the 200 will work for you or not is subordinate upon whether you're wanting to convey grown-ups or not. 

In spite of the fact that situated to contend with other average size cars, the 200's rearward sitting arrangement is confined as far as both legroom and foot room. The seat pad itself is open to, sitting up high with great thigh support. However, taller individuals are going to experience difficulty crushing their heads and their legs into this auto. They'll fit, yet they won't have any desire to be riding back there for long. 

I experienced no difficulty toting my preschooler and first-grader. Keeping in mind neither of them uses a stroller any longer, its important that my conservative collapsing model fits into the Chrysler 200's 16 cu.-ft. trunk wheels initially, the handle simply crushing in and permitting the top to close. Talking about shutting the cover, I think that it odd that an auto planned and manufactured in Michigan does not have an inside handle for swinging the top close, given the measure of street salt that for the most part covers the backs of autos in the winter.If the Chrysler 200's outside configuration doesn't convey anything new to the table, the lodge's control format and capacity arrangements compensate for it. How about we begin with the middle control board and capacity support, which could be composed off as a contrivance like the outline in the Lincoln MKZ .if not for its genuine practicality in the 200.

The transmission’s rotary shift dial, the climate controls, and the stereo controls are located on a dramatically angled panel that bridges the distance between the dashboard and the center console. This design puts them within easy reach of the driver’s hand, and, once the driver is acclimated to them, allows them to be used without looking down.

Beneath the control panel, and accessible from both sides of the cabin, a storage tray is equipped with a grooved rubber liner that features the Detroit skyline standing out in relief. This is definitely a “Buy American” feel-good detail, but my bet is that it traps dirt, dust, lint, and crumbs and winds up looking pretty bad in a short amount of time.

The center console includes dual cupholders and a sliding armrest covering an illuminated storage box with another grooved, dirt-trapping rubber liner. What’s awesome about the center console design is that the portion with the cupholders slides back to reveal a sizeable hidden compartment that includes a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack, and in my test car, a 3-prong 115-volt power outlet. Plus, there’s a cord pass-through to the exposed tray beneath the center control panel.

Beyond these features, my loaded 200C had Chrysler’s excellent Uconnect 8.4 touchscreen infotainment system, which delivers clear graphics and provides intuitive operation, and while I’m not crazy about the 200’s over-styled tachometer and speedometer, I can’t deny that the gauge cluster’s blue backlighting and crisp screen graphics are impressive.Offered only for the 200S and 200C trim levels, the V-6 engine delivers plenty of power in Chrysler’s new sedan. Keep the 9-speed automatic transmission in regular Drive mode, and the car feels a little sluggish because the powertrain is calibrated to quickly upshift in an effort to maximize fuel economy. On a positive note, though, the automatic exhibits decisive action, rarely hunting for the right gear, which is quite an achievement given the number of forward speeds.

Switch to Sport mode and the 200 comes alive, the powertrain holding revs longer and feeling far more vivacious. Activate the real metal paddle shifters, and the 200 runs aggressively to its redline prior to snappy upshifts and matches revs on downshifts. Unfortunately, the 200C model’s suspension tuning isn’t designed to deal with the extra aggression, bouncing and rolling it’s way down Mulholland Highway to Malibu beaches.

The steering isn’t terribly satisfying, either. In Sport mode, it stiffens to the point where it feels like it resists input. Switch back to Drive mode, and the steering loosens up and feels more natural, but then the engine and transmission are decidedly less vivacious. Regardless of the transmission setting, the steering lacks crisp accuracy. At least the P235/45R19 Nexen tires grip the road with tenacity.

Stay off the path less traveled, and the ride quality is both busy and bouncy. Don’t take that to mean woozy and flaccid; that’s not the case. Rather, the suspension fails to filter all those little road imperfections that every highway and street have, while the car’s body demonstrates controlled but excessive motion over bigger undulations ..

As for the heavy-duty brakes installed on my test car, they’re effective, but the pedal is positioned rather high in relationship to the accelerator, and on occasion I didn’t find them to bite commensurately with pedal pressure.With the redesigned 200 sedan, Chrysler is gunning for the heavy-hitters in the midsize segment. In most respects, it’s a compelling package. The V-6 is strong and fuel-efficient, the styling looks terrific especially with the optional 19-inch wheels, and the cutting edge technology is intuitive and refined in operation. Loaded models also look and feel more like an entry-luxury car than a mainstream sedan, and the Chrysler 200 boasts excellent crash-test ratings.

However, this car isn’t very big on the inside, especially in the back seat, and the SafetyTec option package is restricted to the most expensive 200C model. Midsize family sedans need be as much about comfort and safety as they do just about anything else.

I also think that Chrysler needs to work on refining the car’s steering, suspension, and brakes. But ladies and gentlemen, don’t touch that V-6 engine and 9-speed automatic track.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


At the point when discussing Volvo cars, execution isn't the first thing that rings a bell. Maybe, Volvos are better known for their security and fabulous mileage. In any case, those hoping to purchase an auto that is somewhat snappier than what Volvo normally brings to the table can take it to Polestar, the brand's execution division. Basically known for conveying items like BMW's M Performance and Mercedes' AMG, Polestar has recently presented the "Execution Optimization" bundle, which concentrates on elite visual overhauls and gentle execution improvements. The main Volvo to get the new bundle is the V40 hatchback. 

Named V40 Carbon, the five-entryway lid highlights a bespoke outside and inside and accompanies a decision of two motors, fuel and diesel. The uplifting news is that both powerplains wrench out more drive than their standard kin, basically overcoming any and all hardships between the consistent V40 and the undeniable Polestar version. 

All the more uplifting news originates from the way that the Swedes are wanting to advance other Drive-E motors also later in 2015, importance more vehicles are situated to get Polestar's new bundle. Then, how about we have a more intensive take a gander at the V40 Carbon below.                                                                                                                       The V40 Carbon’s exterior is far from radical, but customers will receive a hatchback that will stand out in a pack of standard V40s. Although Volvo released very little info and only a couple of photos of the car, I’ve identified three bespoke features on the Carbon hatch. A significant portion of the roof comes in carbon-fiber, while the standard wheels are replaced by a set of exclusive, 19-inch, five-spoke rims finished in blackish. Both the side mirrors and the window trim are painted black for a strong contrast with the car’s white paint job.

There’s no word on what other exterior colors will be available, but my guess is there will be more than just the pearl white shown here. A black paint option would turn the V40 Carbon in a menacing all-black hatch even AC& DC back in black  would drool on. Likewise, Polestar’s signature Rebel Blue would be a cool idea as well, though it might not happen on a car like this.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Volvo didn’t speak much of the Carbon’s interior either, but the press release tells us the two main novelties customers should expect once inside the cabin. Opening the front doors will reveal a couple of very cool carbon-fiber sill plates, while the front seats get red seat belts. Granted, flashier seat belts won’t make the car run faster, but they do add a touch of sportiness to the otherwise black interior. Volvo also mentions other "carbon details," but provides no actual facts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The V40 Carbon can be had with either the T5 gas motor or the D4 diesel, both having gotten critical knocks in force and torque. The T5 now wrenches out 253 drive and 295 pound-feet of torque, while the D4 creates 200 stallions and an incredible 326 pound-feet of turn. That is a change of 25 strength and 37 pound-feet for the gas plant and 16 stallions and 30 pound-feet for the oil burner. While the T5 just mates to an eight-velocity programmed, the D4 can likewise be had with a six-rate manual transmission. 

Polestar additionally centered around enhancing throttle reaction, gearshift speed, gearshift accuracy precision and hold, and off-throttle reaction. There's no word how these enhancements and the included force affect the V40's execution specs, however they ought to shave no less than a tenth second off the 0-to-60 mph sprints. Anticipate that the T5 will hit 60 mph in around 6.4 seconds and the D4 to accomplish the same benchmark in around 7.2 seconds.Apparently the most mainstream nameplate in this specialty, the Golf comes in different body styles and with a variety of motors. The GTi is straight up the V40 T5's rear way with its turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-chamber appraised at 215 drive and 255 pound-feet of torque in Europe. Notwithstanding being less intense than the Volvo, the GTi is really snappier from 0 to 60 mph, requiring 6.2 seconds to hit that speed. 
Volvo has yet to release pricing information for the V40 Carbon, but it did mention production will be limited to only 343 units, which is good news as far as exclusivity goes. Unfortunately, since the V40 isn’t available in the United States, neither will the V40 Carbon. In fact, Volvo will only sell it in Finland, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Sweden.
At that point there's the GTD, the GTi's diesel-fueled comparable and the ideal different option for the V40 D4. This trapdoor accompanies a 2.0-liter turbodiesel in the engine and 185 stallions and 275 pound-feet of torque to the wheels. The 0-to-60 mph sprints takes around 7.2 seconds, which makes it a smidgen slower than the Volvo. 

Obviously, none of these lids can be had with a carbon-fiber bundle, yet Volkswagen does give a lot of customization choices. Of the two, just the Golf GTi is accessible Stateside.Despite featuring loads of safety features and an impressive lineup of engines, now significantly more fuel efficient than of its competitors, the Volvo V40 Volvo V40 remains one of the least popular compact hatchbacks out there. Granted, the Carbon edition won’t change that, but it will provide Volvo customers access to a more exclusive model. Exclusivity is a key factor in today’s market and Volvo seems determined to catch up with more popular rivals in just about any segment it competes in. The V40 Carbon is a great start for a new line of cars set to arrive in showrooms by the end of 2015.

Monday, June 15, 2015


In customary traditional fashion, , Ford keeps the pedal to the metal attempting to keep up business as usual in full-measure pickup amazingness by means of the beast estimated 2015 F-250 Super Duty truck lineup. With the expansion of some noteworthy energy to the accessible 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 motor, and additionally some professedly strong styling changes in the top of the line King Ranch trim level, this bullish three-quarter-ton pickup remains a skilled development site carryall. Points of interest up to this point keep on being crude, however Ford asserts a noteworthy increment in towing limit from the blown diesel V8 for this model year, while another "Running W" realistic plan and a few extra outside hues alongside a couple of 2-tone fabric decisions are among the planned redesigns to the Texas-themed King Ranch variation. Other than that, this latest heavy-duty workhorse is expected to retain the 3-seat Regular Cab configuration, the 6-place Super Cab version (again with rear-opening back doors), and the 6-passenger Crew Cab with its 4 independently opening doors. Bed lengths are also slated to stand pat at the 6.8-foot standard bed and the 8.2-foot long bed. Both bed lengths should again be available to Super Cab and Crew Cab variations, while the Regular Cab variants return offering only the long bed.

In spite of its qualities, the 2015 Ford F-350 has a few genuine rivalry from the standard suspects. The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD was upgraded for this present year and is unquestionably justified regardless of a look. The 2015 Ram 3500 is additionally a greatly proficient substantial obligation pickup that merits consideration. The Ram has a more formed ride and a higher-quality lodge to run with its enormous towing limit, making it our top pick in this portion. 

Also, obviously there's dependably the F-350's younger sibling, the 2015 Ford F-250, which is just possibly less able, and the strong 2015 Ford F-450. It's the main substantial obligation truck of its kind, so in the event that you require the most towing limit this side of a major apparatus, its your most solid option. At the point when all is said and done, however, the Ford F-350 Super Duty is a strong truck that is doubtlessly justified regardless of a test-commute.The 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty is available in three cab designs: two-door regular cab, extended cab (SuperCab) and four-door crew cab. There are two rear axle designs (single wheel and dual) and two bed lengths (8 feet and 6.8 feet). Note that the short bed is unavailable with the regular cab and the dual-wheel rear axle. There are five trim levels: base XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum; but not all are available with every cab, bed and axle configuration.

The XL comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, a black grille and bumpers, black door handles, running boards (dual rear axle), manual-telescoping trailer tow mirrors, a locking tailgate, air-conditioning, vinyl floor coverings and upholstery, a 40/20/40-split front bench seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a two-speaker sound system with an AM/FM radio.

The XLT adds 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels, a chrome grille and bumpers, heated outside mirrors with an integrated blind-spot mirror, rear privacy glass (SuperCab and crew cab), cruise control, full power accessories, keyless entry, an integrated trailer brake controller, padded door armrests, a middle front seat that converts into a center console, a carpeted floor, cloth upholstery, the Ford Sync voice command system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, lockable storage with a power point under the rear seat and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB/iPod interface.

Further up the ladder, the Lariat trim comes with foglights, power telescoping and folding mirrors, body-color door handles, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, a power-sliding rear window with defrost, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats (with power lumbar adjustment), power-adjustable pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 4.2-inch color trip computer, wood-tone interior trim, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, the MyFord Touch infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, upgraded Sync functionality, a rearview camera and an eight-speaker audio system. In crew cab configuration, the Lariat gets a premium Sony audio system.The two upper trims incorporate huge numbers of the Rope's discretionary things and supports them with extraordinary configuration components. Accordingly, the Ruler Farm includes two-tone paint, a body-shading grille with chrome embed, special trim and shading plans, extraordinary leather upholstery, remote begin, a route system, warmed and ventilated front container seats with an altered focus support and driver memory settings, and the Sony sound system. 

The highest point of-the-line Platinum is prepared also to the Lord Farm yet includes an altogether diverse configuration stylish all around, while including 20-inch finished compound wheels, tailgate help step, remarkable wood-tone inside trim, overhauled calfskin upholstery and a heated directing wheel. 

A hefty portion of the components that are standard on upper trim levels, for example, route and the tailgate help step are accessible as choices on lower trims. Different alternatives (contingent upon trim level) incorporate distinctive hub proportions, a stowable bed extender, a transmission force take-off (for controlling embellishments like snow furrows), overwhelming obligation alternators, fifth-wheel/gooseneck mounting focuses, rooftop leeway lights, drop-in or shower in bedliners, a sunroof and coordinated frill switches. 

The accessible Passage Work Arrangements bundle includes an in-dash PC that is adjustable to suit business clients and armadas. Likewise accessible is the FX4 Rough terrain bundle (4WD models just), which incorporates an electronic locking back differential, off-road tires, slope plummet control, slip plates and Rancho safeguards. 

Each of the 2015 Portage F-350 models utilize a six-rate programmed transmission and offer a decision between back  and four-wheel drive, and additionally single- (SRW) and double back wheel (DRW) designs. The base motor is a 6.2-liter gas V8 that delivers 385 pull and 405 pound-feet of torque. 

Discretionary is a turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel V8 motor that creates 440 hp and 860 lb-ft of torque. Greatest towing limit from the trailer hitch is 14,000 pounds (SRW) and 19,000 pounds (DRW). The fifth-wheel setup helps the maximum up to 16,795 (SRW) and 26,695 (DRW).The 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty comes standard with four-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, trailer sway control, hill start assist, side curtain airbags and the SOS post-crash alert system.

An integrated trailer brake controller is standard on XLT and higher models, while the Lariat trim level adds rear parking sensors and power-adjustable pedals. A rearview camera is optional on the XLT and standard on the Lariat and above.

In Edmunds testing, an F-350 Platinum 4x4 with the 6.7-liter diesel engine came to a stop from 60 mph in 138 feet. This is a typical performance for a 1-ton truck.Heavy-duty obligation trucks haven't truly been known for their extravagant luxurious cabins  , however that has changed lately, and the F-350 has fallen a touch behind. One take a gander at the Ram 3500's relatively rich new inside will persuade you that Portage's got a little opportunity to get better. The F-350 has a considerable measure of hard plastics on lower trim levels, and for better or for more awful, the general look shouts "work truck." However to be reasonable, the Rope makes an unmistakably upscale vibe  with leather  and the MyFord Touch interface, while the Lord Farm and Platinum models are even fancier. 

There's no deficiency of capacity in the Portage F-350. There's a lockable receptacle under the center of the accessible 40/20/40-part front seat, and the center seatback overlays down to serve as an armrest. Another lockable receptacle for more things lives under the back seats and incorporates a 12-volt force point. A discretionary, substitute front seat configuration highlights a center seat area that can be designed to swallow a tablet and notwithstanding hanging records or different business-related things; it additionally gives a 12-volt force purpose of its own, alongside a 110-volt inverter. 

Standard from the Lasso on up is an expansive multifunction show in the instrument bunch that permits the driver to modify settings, and transfers trip PC, efficiency, towing and rough terrain data. Lasso and higher trims additionally get the MyFord Touch infotainment framework, which incorporates two USB ports, a SD card opening and a 8-inch touchscreen that controls telephone, atmosphere control, excitement and route highlights. Note that this form of MyFord Touch fuses expansive physical catches for the atmosphere and sound controls that permit them to be worked by those wearing work gloves.