Fiat finally finds the answer to the missing puzzle, an age old deficiency on the part of the retro design company. The resilience and authenticity of this brand has geared up and taken the bull by the horn this year by defying its own conventions in the design of the luxury two seat roadster, the 124 spider. This elegant beauty carries a touch of romance well submerged in sporty confidence
The Fiat brand can be rated amongst retro design labels, since its inception in the spider early 1960’s till date. The brand has hovered around, producing diverse designs but never a two-seater. The 124 spider is expected to cost below or as much as $60,000
The design for the spider is inspired by a fourth generation Mazda, the MX-5 Miata. The similarities are uncanny but the disparities are yet tremendous starting from the exterior where the fiat adds a few extra inches to its length, the Mazda has a sleek slim rear while the fiat a bulky facial structure. The fiat features 150 hp and 184 pound-ft of torque while the Mazda lags at 155 hp and 148 pound-ft of torque. The spider also controls a 6-speed manual, this doesn’t fully utilize the torque abilities but it is a much fun riding experience compared to the Mazda. The fiat also comes with a few interesting features in the interior such as heated seats, and a 7-inch infotainment system. The fuel consumption isn’t bad at 26/city 35/ highway for manual and 25/city 36/highway for automatic. You could also decide to go for custom upgrades such as blind spot and backup camera, basically anything that suits your taste.
The Fiat spider comes with a defiantly aesthetic look which catches the eyes. It is definitely a worthy addition to the family.
“Green” is the new color of electricity as Volkswagen introduces its newest Eco-friendly addition to the family. A fusion of an electricity powered concept with a retro 60’s microbus design. This electric vehicle can be referred to as a microbus styled Volkswagen (MPV). After a long wait the volks brand has finally given automobile fans and collectors what they want. Volkswagen is known for its most popular design, “the Beetle” which was the trend in the slinging 60’s so on going back to a design such as the microbus which is just as retro as the beetle could be considered as “fanning the flame,” A risk that came with an irresistible innovation and simply gorgeous finishes.
Presently the electric bus has a recharge time of about 80% after 30 minutes this means a very convenient power-up time. There is no reserved compartment for the engine nor a gas tank as it runs on battery which is located at a low compartment just near the tires. The microbus is the first of its kind for the Volkswagen brand and harbors extensive controversies on the possibilities of being inducted into the public roads; this will greatly depend on the amount of technological alternatives it can carry in order to ensure safety and durability. The assumed time frame on the official induction or mass production of the vehicle is estimated to be the year 2021 or 2022. This time would be needed for further testing and application of new technology to further improve on efficiency.
The production version will be charged to produce 369 hp and will likely be powered by a 111 kwh battery. The Volkswagen microbus, on production would also act as an eco-friendly alternative to automobile fuel pollution and help to conserve a cleaner environment
We are undoubtedly approaching an age of technology where programming is quintessential and everything we can imagine will somehow be programmed by a computer one way or the other. This is good news in so many ways for so many industries. Accuracy, efficiency and speed- all will rise significantly with the help of programming and this ‘holy’ intervention of technology is promised to change the way our world rotates.
What about automobile industries though? This is where self-driving cars come in to play. We have long seen these cars in movies as fantasies- take for example the knight rider. Who would have known that this fantasy would one day be an inevitable route that the automobile industry must take. No one I suppose! But the reality is that self-driving cars are already there in the market if not commercially.
What are the advantages? So many! The risks of accidents are reduced as computers are well known for precision. Humans can relax on their everyday journeys. What next? To be honest I cannot think of anything more. However, tons of disadvantages swirl inside my head. Computers cannot always be trusted! Not with your life no! Also we can become vulnerable to hacking- imagining kidnappers hacking cars and driving our children to their den!
I know I am being pessimist, but its these movies that embedded in my head these ideas. Terminator- we all saw that one and the recent Fast and the Furious movie also have some message for self-driving.
To be completely honest-the amount of self-driving cars in the market are insufficient to make any proper comment. The fate of this foggy, yet there’s hope for greatness. I deeply believe that in future we will overcome the anticipated disadvantages with our sharp intelligence and perseverance. Let us just hope for the best.
Your car’s fuel level has to be most important thing you should check before driving. The fuel in the car is what keeps the car running. If you want to check the level of the oil you can do it by simply pulling the dipstick out. A daily oil change is recommended for your car and a regular oil check can also prevent oil leaks
The condition of the brakes are often ignored as car owners often wait for a screeching noise to tell them the poor condition of their brakes. Brakes are very crucial for driving in the streets as it can avoid accidents. So brakes should be checked regularly especially before driving.
Pressure of the tires
The pressure of the tires should always be checked before driving since flat tires can put you in very difficult situations in the middle of the roads especially when you are in a hurry. So you can use a tire pressure gauge to check the tire pressure. Fuel efficiency may get tampered if the right level of pressure is not there in the tires. So a regular check up is recommended.
Lights and indicators
Lights and indicators are extremely crucial when you driving on the roads especially at night. It is not only for your safety but also the safety of other cars, as they may take turns or move forward accordingly to the indication given by you. So before driving check the headlights, taillights and indicator lights. You may even get tickets for dysfunctional lights.
Power steering and transmission fluid
Power steering fluid basically controls the car and it helps you to maneuver you car. So without it can get very difficult to drive on the road. Just like oil you can refill it by yourself. Transmission fluid helps to shift the car smoothly on the road which is equally important.
This brand maintains high quality and also benefits the user with a 2 year warranty. Other than giving clear headlight view, these headlights can be installed very easily into most of the vehicles. It has a total lifespan of more than 50,000 hours. They are also quite resilient making them waterproof. Its Arc-Beam technology makes the headlights eliminate fog and dark spots. Though, the cost of these headlights can be on the costlier side. However it is one of the best headlights out there in the market.
These headlights have a lifespan of almost 30,000 hours or more. They produce bare minimum heat which protects the headlights from any internal damage and also comes with cooling fans and heat sink. Their strong and powerful beam can light upto a great distance of 500 meters. However, installation may need to be done by experts for certain vehicles. Yet the efficient lighting makes it a great choice for headlights.
These headlights are a great value for money as come in many great features. Their three sided chips emit light from 360 degrees making the view visible from all sides. They are also waterproof and have built-in fans making avoiding overheating. The excellent white light with blue accent makes them great for night vision. And the installation is super easy in the form of plug and play. Their affordability makes them great for all users.
SNLG Super Bright LED
SNLG headlights are on the expensive end; however there is no compromise in quality so it can be a great option. MX technology and its adjustable focus length makes the headlights the brightest LED headlights compared to its competitors; also covering wide area infront of them. Their strong stucture makes them resistant to water and vibrations. The lifespan can last more than 50,000 hours. The installation process is very easy, however without projector housing cannot be fitted in all cars.
JDM Astar G1 LED
Though this brand is new but has left quite an impression among the users. All parts of the headlight are within bulb of the light. They have a warranty of a year with a lifespan crossing 20,000 hours and also considerably competitive with an affordable price. So it’s a good bargain to go for these headlights.