Pickup Trucks

2010 Ford Ranger Comes With New Standard Safety Technologies

2009 Ford RangerThe 2010 Ford Ranger comes to market this summer by adding unique standard safety technologies, including Ford’s AdvanceTrac with RSC — the world’s most sophisticated electronic stability control system that helps prevent skidding and rollovers — and combination side air bags.

Industry-exclusive AdvanceTrac with RSC goes a step beyond stability control systems found on competitive models with a gyroscopic roll sensor that determines both the vehicle’s body roll angle and roll rate.

If it detects the vehicle is about to roll, the system automatically applies additional countermeasures — such as reducing engine power 15 percent and/or applying brakes to one or more wheels — to enhance vehicle rollover resistance. read more »

Passenger Cars

2009 Kia Rio Named to the ACEEE ‘Greenest Vehicles of 2009’ List

2009 Kia Rio

Kia today announced that the 2009 Rio sub-compact sedan has been named as one of the “Greenest Vehicles of 2009” by the America Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Rio was chosen for its low-level emissions and impressive fuel economy.

“Today more than ever consumers are looking for vehicles that are not only fuel efficient but ecologically friendly,” said Michael Sprague, vice president of marketing, KMA. “Rio demonstrates that being green and offering impressive fuel economy does not mean that value and quality need to be compromised.”

According to the ACEEE, the “Greenest Vehicles of 2009” list includes the most environmentally friendly vehicles available to consumers during the 2009 model year, and only the top-scoring configuration of each vehicle is included in the list. A full list can be found at . read more »

Sports Cars

BMW S 1000 RR Comes Off The Production Line

BMW S 1000 RR

Staff and fans of BMW Motorrad are looking forward to March 1st 2009 with great excitement. At the introductory race to the Superbike World Championship in Phillip Island / Australia, two BMW motorcycles will be in the starting line-up for the first time. After recent tests in Portimao and Valencia, riders Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus are optimistic about the future and the mood in the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team is positive. The racing bikes will be fairly close to serial production models, allowing for the greater audience identification characteristic of the sport. Behind the scenes meanwhile, production of the serial machine is getting underway: the BMW S 1000 RR. read more »


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