Latest News Roundup-Third Week of August
This post is about latest news of Automobile sector around the world. What happens in Automobile industry in this week. This news roundup inform our readers the ups and downs of the automobile industry and give some latest information to our readers as well.
In this week: Rolls Royce puts Dragons on Phantoms, New Honda Fit 2012, GM will build luxury Electric car in future, Brake issue in 2008 Mazda SUV and about 2013-Luxus GS Sedan Redesigned.
Rolls-Royce is commemorating the 2012 Chinese New Year with a Year of the Dragon Collection of limited-edition Phantoms boasting dragon-themed detailing. The Bespoke design team at Rolls-Royce drew inspiration from the dragon of the Chinese zodiac–symbolizing power, prosperity and good.
Each car gets hand-embroidered dragon designs on leather headrests, using a color combination of tan, gold, black and white. The color choices are meant to complement the recommended leather options, and additional seat piping is available.
The five-door Honda Fit subcompact gets a quieter interior for 2012. The Sport model has more standard features and available hands-free Bluetooth. The entry-model Fit exterior is relatively unchanged for 2012, the Fit Sport model gets a light makeover with a new grille design, black headlight bezels and a dark “machined surface” finish on the alloy wheels.
All Honda Fit models come with a relatively fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine that produces an EPA-rated 29 mpg to 31 mpg in combined driving conditions, depending on the transmission choice.
GM will build a luxury electric car based on the technology used in its Volt plug-in hybrid for Cadillac as the automaker also studies plans for an all-electric small car for its mainstream Chevrolet brand. GM didn’t announce the production time of this car. The two-door ELR coupe revives plans for GM’s Cadillac Converj concept car that won acclaim for its bold design when shown at the Detroit auto show in 2009.
U.S. safety regulators have opened an investigation into warranty claims regarding the brake effectiveness of a 2008 Mazda Motor Corp sport utility vehicle. The main problem is leaking brake fluid that could degrade the brakes of 2008 model-year Mazda CX-9. An estimated 37,000 of the autos could be affected.
Redesigned 2013 GS sedan revealing a sharper look that was previewed last spring with the LF-GH concept car. There also will be hybrid and F Sport versions of the new 2013 GS, which goes on sale early next year. There are changes to the suspension geometry and to electronic systems such as the adjustable suspension and stability control. And one model has four-wheel steer. Interior changes include a new instrument panel with a wide-screen video display, and more headroom, shoulder room and legroom for back-seat passengers.