The design of the Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupé: Pure emotion

Reflecting the first design sketches.
“As a four-door coupé, the new CLA intrigues with its puristic, seductive design and sets new standards in the design DNA of ‘sensual purity’. It impresses with its perfect proportions reflecting the first design sketches: a long, stretched bonnet, a compact greenhouse, a wide track with exposed wheel arches and our typical GT rear end with a strong distinctive ‘Coke-bottle shoulder’,” says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Daimler AG. “In short: The CLA Coupé has the potential to become a modern design icon.”

Sporty and elegant character.
The combination of the long, stretched entry line above the windows and frameless doors gives the CLA Coupé its unmistakeable sporty and elegant character. Forming the front end is the striking front section which is raked forwards like a shark nose with a long, stretched bonnet featuring powerdomes. Flat headlamps together with the low slung bonnet and the diamond radiator grille with central star create the vehicle’s sporty face. The two-piece, narrow tail lamps and the number plate housed in the bumper make the rear of the CLA look especially wide.

Sculptured rear.
With the greenhouse moved back, the sporty GT rear achieves a balance between elegance and sportiness. Featuring pared-down lines, the precisely modelled side profile provides an interesting interplay of light and shade. Dispensing with the upper shaped edge of the side wall permits extremely muscular and athletic shoulder shaping, stretching from the front wheel arch through to the sculptured rear. Flush with the outer edge of the body, the wheels with their flared wheel arches and wide track epitomise dynamism and give the vehicle a sporty presence.

Unique interior architecture.
In the interior, all elements are arranged according to the overarching design themes of ‘high tech’ and ‘youthful avant-garde’ – be that the steering wheel, the door handle operating module, the centre console or the seats. As in the A‑Class, the unique interior architecture is shaped in particular by the avant-garde design of the dashboard: the designers completely dispensed with a cowl above the cockpit. As a result, the wing-shaped main body of the dashboard extends from one front door to the other with no visual discontinuity. The widescreen display is completely free-standing. The lower section is visually separated from the main body of the instrument cluster by a ‘trench’, and it appears to float in front of the instrument cluster. The ambient lighting enhances this effect. The air vents in a sporty turbine-look are another highlight.

Car Design.
Design creates something out of the ordinary and makes a major contribution to shaping the brand image in the public eye. Today, the designers at Mercedes-Benz reconcile tradition and modernity in designing the cars of the future. Their creative efforts focus on sensuous clarity as the definition of modern luxury. This precisely expresses a fundamental aspect of the brand – the bipolarity of intelligence and emotion.

The new MercedesBenz CLA Coupé is not only the most emotional vehicle in its class, it is also highly intelligen

From MBUX Interior Assist, which recognises operational demands from gestures and equips the interior with intelligence, through augmented reality for navigation and understanding indirect voice commands to the ENERGIZING COACH that provides individual fitness recommendations, the new CLA offers an array of clever solutions. There are also ingenious details when it comes to the aerodynamics and new functions for the Intelligent Drive driving assistance package. The design underlines the coupé character with its stretched form and design elements such as the bonnet with powerdomes or the rear licence plate which has been moved down. As such it does justice to its predecessor’s status as a design icon.

With MBUX, Mercedes-Benz has been revolutionising how to operate a car and communicate with it since the launch of the A-Class. “Now we go to the next level with an intelligent interior assistance system for the compact class. By recognising gestures it facilitates natural operation,” says Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. “This is not the only new feature by which the CLA offers a great deal of automotive intelligence.”
“With the first CLA we created a totally new segment with a four-door coupé and celebrated a huge success by selling some 750,000 CLA and Shooting Brake,” adds Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales. “The new edition of the CLA has been developed further in an intelligent way and is even more emotional and sportier than its predecessor. Coupled with new operating systems, it sets new benchmarks for the entire class.”

The new generation of compacts has made a key contribution to the rejuvenation and image change of the Mercedes-Benz brand. The CLA is important for winning and retaining new customers in particular. The CLA Coupé was launched in the USA in 2013, making it the first compact Mercedes‑Benz on the American market. At peak times, more than two thirds of CLA buyers in the USA came from competitors. On average, CLA customers in the USA are around ten years younger than the typical Mercedes‑Benz customer. In Europe, too, CLA customers are among the youngest in the Mercedes portfolio. In 2017, one in two customers in Europe previously drove a competitor’s vehicle. Over 75 percent of European customers who previously drove a CLA as a coupé or Shooting Brake chose a Mercedes‑Benz again for their next vehicle. In total, some 750,000 units of the first-generation CLA Coupé and CLA Shooting Brake contributed considerably to the compact car’s success.
In its first year, the new CLA will also be available as an Edition 1.
In terms of both the exterior and the interior, this limited edition special model has numerous visual accents which underline its exclusivity. The new CLA will be manufactured at the Kecskemét plant (Hungary) and comes onto the market in May 2019.
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ISUZU D-MAX: Story of a Reliable pick-up with truck DNA

Welcome to a whole new era in pick-up trucks. The ISUZU D-MAX – toughness, redefined. Encompassing aggressive styling and levels of safety – plus ISUZU’s legendary durability and fuel efficiency – the ISUZU D-MAX strives ahead of its competition. Whether it’s hauling big loads, powering through the work week, cruising through the weekend or going where the others won’t, this is one pickup you can depend on. Put it to the test. You won’t be disappointed.

Features and specifications shown here may vary in appearance and/or availability according to region. Please inquire at your local ISUZU distributor or dealer for more complete details on available models and their specifications.

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ISUZU continues to build a reputation for diesel engines since developing Japan‘s first air-cooled automotive diesel engine in 1936.
Constant technological improvements, innovations and indepth experience across the production of over 25 million diesel engines means ISUZU is an established global leader in developing capable and efficient engines for all kinds of application.
D-MAX Powertrain Genuine Performance

Steel timing chain (not belt) assures reliability

* * * In 2002, the D-Max was prepared for a world premiere in Thailand. This location was chosen because GM-Isuzu had recently decided to close their small truck assembly plant in Japan and move their joint operation to Thailand. The D-Max is available in various models. The Spark (single cab) (EX) is available only as a 4×2, with three configurations between cab chassis, long bed with power steering and without. SpaceCabs (extended cab), and Cab4s (double cab) can be divided into two major configurations: standard height 4x2s (SL, SX, SLX), and 4x4s (S and LS) with the “Rodeo” name instead of SpaceCab. Crew cabs are all sold with the same Cab4 name (Cab4 models became available late in last quarter). All are built and sold alongside the almost identical Chevrolet Colorado which had debuted in late first quarter of 2004.


Rocker arms with large roller bearings lower friction

* * * Engine choices for that year till end of third quarter of 2004 derived from its direct predecessor: 4JH1-T 3.0 and 4JA1-T 2.5.
Hi-Lander 3.0 (lifted 4×2), trim style became available in late 2003, and ground clearance equals that of the 4×4 models. There are only two cab styles to choose between. This makes Isuzu the third manufacturer in Thailand to begin selling lifted 4×2 pickups (after Toyota and Ford).

Melt-in liner technology strengthens the cylinder for longer life

* * * The ISUZU D-MAX comes from a lineage of the world’s toughest, most reliable trucks. Almost a century of truck-manufacturing DNA has gone into the ISUZU D-MAX to deliver a pick-up that truly redefines the category.
Interior Convenience

ISUZU’s ‘universal design’ concept drives development and inclusion of features that are intuitive to use, easy to reach and greatly improves occupant and driver convenience. The distinctive wider door arches on the ISUZU D-MAX make for easy access to the cabin offering generous head and leg room as well as comfortably designed seats for every occupant. An abundance of thoughtfully placed storage and cup holders complete the interior giving it a striking sense of design and function. In addition, state of the art features like touch sensor passive entry, engine stop/start button, audio system with 8-speaker surround sound and Bluetooth® connectivity all feature controls that are effortless to reach and simple to use. The D-MAX offers all of the luxury appointments expected in modern vehicles.

Instrument panel with multi-information display

* * * Hi-Lander 3.0 (lifted 4×2), trim style became available in late 2003, and ground clearance equals that of the 4×4 models. There are only two cab styles to choose between. This makes Isuzu the third manufacturer in Thailand to begin selling lifted 4×2 pickups (after Toyota and Ford).
In October 2004, Isuzu introduced the DDi iTEQ common-rail diesel engine family for the D-Max. The first engine to appear was the 3.0 4JJ1-TC 146 PS (107 kW; 144 hp), however since then, a design change in the front end of the car has forced engine alterations. Additionally, new MUA-5H five-speed manual transmission also introduced.


Auto air conditioner

* * * During the first quarter of 2005, a 2.5 4JK1-TC 116 PS (85 kW; 114 hp), the second DDi iTEQ engine, was introduced and offered as economical choice to replace its aging predecessor (4JA1-T was concurrently available for that year only). A mid-cycle refresh brought many models fitted with a new front bumper that incorporated an “instant spoiler” underneath, 4×4 models and Hi-Lander’s suspensions were raised up 25 millimeters extra.


Premium leather seat

* * * In 2007, Isuzu celebrated its 50th anniversary in Thailand with “Gold Series” models sold for the 2008 model year. The Hi-Lander Cab4 model with the VGS turbodiesel engine became available for the first time. The 4×4 models get a new front bumper design with chrome accents. Also added was the choice of a 2.5l 4-cylinder engine in LS 4×4 and Hi-Lander models.
During the middle of the first quarter of 2008, the Rodeo LS and Hi-Lander SpaceCab were also fitted with the 3.0-liter VVGS Turbodiesel engine to fill all the remaining gaps in lineup.


Power height adjustment

* * * In the early fourth quarter of 2008, Isuzu introduced D-Max Platinum models for 2009 to replace the outgoing Gold Series. LS 4×4 and Hi-Lander received new fascia; chrome on LS 4×4 and semi platinum-silver on Hi-Lander. Minor-modified headlamps and new fog lamps for platinum look. 4×2 SLX and SX derived fascias from 4×4/Hi-Lander (before Platinum’s fascia). Chrome fascia for 3.0 SLX models and color-keyed fascia for SX. Top heads of 3 DDi iTEQ engines changed from gold to platinum. Some models dropped 4JJ1-TC 3.0l engine. All retooled to be acceptable with Biodiesel B5. All SpaceCab models featured new middle pillars called Safety Pillar Cab; pillars and door beams larger and thicker. Not all Cab4 models received retooled rear suspension called Super Flex Plus suspension. Spark EX also received new gauge and indicator. D-Max Platinum models commenced on sale from 15 October.


Glove compartment and article storage

* * * In the middle of September 2009, Isuzu introduced the D-Max Super Platinum models. SL model was dropped. Highline SLX 4×2 models received same fascia and front bumper as Hi-Lander / LS 4×4 style, new 16″ wheels and newer styles of alloy wheels for SLX / Hi-Lander / LS 4×4, newer rear bumper, and new “Super Platinum” marque at tailgate. LS 4×4 models received skid plate attached under bumper in brighter silver, newer side step. Highline Hi Lander / LS 4×4 models have newer style blind spot rear view mirrors, and new short-plot antenna.


Passive entry & start system

* * * Features and specifications may vary in appearance and/or availability according to region.
Every year since late 2005 until now, there are several special D-Max & MU-7 models. Available exclusively only for a period during Thailand’s 2 largest auto shows and also other special Isuzu occasions. They were all unique yet never the same in each presentation. D-Max Smart models are such one remarkably special model set. Available in several occasions during 2008. This edition modifies SpaceCab 4×2 2.5 by special white pearl exterior color and optional equipment such as immobilizer key.


Electronic Stability Control(ESC)

* * * Features and specifications may vary in appearance and/or availability according to region.
At ISUZU, safety is always the first thought. Careful attention to detail allows ISUZU to deliver higher levels of active safety features. Intelligent cabin design allows excellent road visibility while Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and projector headlamps actively work to keep drivers alert to potential hazards and in control.
When combined with its tough, high tensile steel cabin, energy absorbing front end, side impact anti-intrusion bars and dual front airbags with pre-tensioning seatbelts you can be assured that the D-MAX is made stronger and safer for you and your passengers.

Dual front, side and curtain airbags

* * * Ever since Platinum models introduced, D-Max Smart models expanded up to 3 choices: SpaceCab 4×2, Cab4 4×2 and Hi-Lander 2-Door. These 3 models also updated as new Super Platinum models.
In 2009, a sport version of the D-Max named the X-Series was introduced, aimed especially for a target group of young people normally not interested in using pickup trucks. It was marketed as a “Lifestyle Pickup” and equipped with additional skirts and prominent red Isuzu letters at front grille. The wheels remain unchanged from normal model but came with gunmetal paint finish. Available in two-door SpaceCab and four-door Cab4 body variants with manual transmission.


Cabin constructed from high tensile steel

* * * Isuzu D-Max Model Line Up
The Isuzu D-Max is a pickup truck manufactured since 2002 by Isuzu Motors. It shares the same platform with several General Motors (GM) mid-size trucks in the United States such as the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Isuzu i-Series. The Chevrolet Colorado name is also applied to a rebadged version of the D-Max in the Middle East and Thailand, although not identical to the American version. The original D-Max is sold alongside the Chevrolet Colorado in the Thai market where they are both built. In Australasia between 2003 and 2008, the D-Max was marketed as the Holden Rodeo, but has since been relaunched as the Holden Colorado. The Isuzu D-Max itself was also introduced in Australia during 2008, selling alongside the Holden-badged offering.

CREW CAB 4WD LS

* * * In 2010, D-Max and MU-7 Super Titanium models were introduced. It featured frontal camera, usually found in luxury cars, first time ever in Thai pickup, and are last model in this generation

CREW CAB 2WD Standard

* * * In April 2011, MU-7 “Choiz” are revealed at Bangkok Motor Show, with new alloy wheels and small changing of interior.
In December 2011, the MU-7 “Choiz” was Facelifted, with new alloy wheels. Available in 4WD,2WD 3000 VGS Turbo (4JJ1-TCX 3000CC. Diesel Turbo Engine) And 2WD 3000 Ddi (4JJ1-TC 3000CC. Diesel Turbo Engine)


EXTENDED CAB 4WD LS

* * * In late 2010, revised D-Max X-Series were introduced with new skirts and automatic transmission also available.
– Gold Series – Platinum – Smart – Super Platinum – Super Titanium – X-Series – Modern Move (only in Double-cab 4-door)
List of special edition of MU-7
– Gold Series – Platinum – Super Platinum – Super Titanium – Groove (use new designed of Kenwood entertainment system, standard rear DVD monitor) – Choiz


REGULAR CAB 4WD Standard

* * * China and Iran
In China Great Wall and Foday produced the models. In Iran it was produced by Bahman and SAIPA.
In Australia and New Zealand, the D-Max was sold as the third generation Holden Rodeo (RA) between 2003 and 2008, before being facelifted into the form of the Holden Colorado. This was a result of the GM-Isuzu split resulting in GM losing the right to use the “Rodeo” name. As with Rodeo, Colorado is available as either two- or four-wheel drive and in a range of body styles including single cab, space cab and crew cab. Power is provided by a range of petrol and diesel engines. Of the petrol engines, Holden offers a 2.4-litre four-cylinder as well as the Australian-made 3.6-litre Alloytec engine. The diesel powerplant is a four-cylinder Isuzu 4JJ1 unit displacing 3.0 litres. The main difference between the Colorado and the Rodeo is the revised body work from the A-pillar forward.


REGULAR CAB 2WD Standard

* * * Engine choices for that year till end of third quarter of 2004 derived from its direct predecessor: 4JH1-T 3.0 and 4JA1-T 2.5.
In the third quarter of 2006, the D-Max received a minor redesign and the introduction of a third DDi iTEQ engine, 3.0 4JJ1-TCX. This engine is a modified 4JJ1-TC, incorporating a new Variable Valve Geometry Turbo (VGS). The extra power warranted an introduction of new transmissions as well: the MUX 5-Speed manual and MaxMatic-III automatic transmission. All models equipped with Xenon headlamps were changed to projector headlamps instead. Also introduced was the new “Hexapod-plot” interior. Other DDi iTEQ engines were also tweaked a bit for extra power and efficiency.
During October 2008, the Isuzu D-Max was launched in Australia, alongside the almost identical Holden Colorado. Officially available in Australia as its own brand under the marketing name Isuzu UTE Australia, separate to the medium-heavy truck manufacturer, Isuzu Australia.
In June 2012, the RC series Holden Colorado was replaced by the RG model based on the second-generation D-Max body.
New Zealand
In June 2010, Isuzu Utes New Zealand became the official distributor for Isuzu D-Max in New Zealand.
Europe
In the United Kingdom, Isuzu UK is the official distributor for the Isuzu D-Max.
South America
Julie Beamer, director of GM Chile, announced on 5 March 2008 to workers of the only remaining automobile factory in Chile, that said factory would be closed down on 31 July that year. The only vehicle that was in production at the time was the Chevrolet D-Max. The announcement came shortly after then-president of Venezuela Hugo Chávez reduced the import quota for cars in Venezuela, the main export market for the Chilean-made Chevrolet D-Max, but GM Chile said in its official statement that the reason behind the end of production in Arica was the lack of favorable conditions for vehicle manufacturing in Chile and fierce competition from many other car manufacturers and countries on Chile’s car market.
Chevrolet Colorado
The Thai-market Colorado is smaller than the North American model of the same name and almost unrelated. In late January 2006, Chevrolet introduced a G-80 differential lock system as optional for most Colorado trim levels. This feature is not available on the D-Max. The Thai-market Colorado received a minor redesign in late 2007.
Late first quarter of 2008, Chevrolet also introduced Colorado 4×2 2.5 with diesel dual fuel system via CNG tank. Switchable between diesel (65) and compressed natural gas (35) as the divided aspect (65:35); moreover also can use diesel purely as well. Biodiesel B5 is also acceptable. Location of tank is on the bed behind cab. Available for two cab styles.
In March 2011, Chevrolet revealed the prototype version of all-new Colorado at Bangkok Motor Show, not related anymore to D-Max, shown as Extended cab with rear access system, and some of high-tech equipment, In June 2011, Chevrolet revealed crew cab in adventure concept at Buenos Aires, Argentina (this car also shown at Frankfurt Auto Show in September 2011), and in July 2011, a Holden version of crew-cab version concept car got its premiere at Australian International Motor Show, but the interior of this car looked like production models any more than 2 concepts before.
On 9 September 2011, General Motors (Thailand) opened the diesel engine manufacture plant, to make the “Duramax” engine, as the VM Motori rebadge engine (same as old 2-liter diesel Captiva) with 2.5- or 2.8-liter, manual and automatic, 2WD or 4WD. New 2012 Isuzu D-MAX Pickup Truck is the Chevy Colorado’s Asian Twin.
Isuzu has long abandoned the U.S. passenger and truck market but it continues to have strong ties with General Motors, which was once its primary stockholder. In 2011, the Japanese automaker revealed its all-new D-MAX pickup truck, which was designed in cooperation with GM and is a sister model to the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado. Albeit on separate occasions, both pickup truck models were presented in Thailand. On the outside, the new 2012 D-MAX features different front and rear end styling treatments as well as bespoke trim parts, while inside, the changes over the Colorado are limited to the color options and the instrument panel. The body-on-frame Isuzu D-MAX launches in Thailand with three turbodiesel engines, including a pair of 2.5-liter units producing 115HP and 136HP, and a larger 3.0-liter powerplant with 177-horses.
As with previous models, the 2012 Isuzu Dmax shares its ladder chassis platform, body construction, mechanical componentry and interior design (dash, centre stack, steering wheel and doors) with the 2013 North American Chevrolet Colorado. From A-pillar on back Isuzu Dmax appears to be a clone of Chevy Colorado but gets its own visual identity due to an aggressive angular front fascia with upswept headlights and a more conventional grille design.
Dmax uses Isuzu’s own engine and drivetrain. Isuzu’s iTEQ engine has been retained but has been tuned up. 2500 cc engine now comes in two configurations; normal turbo 87 kW power with 280Nm of torque and 101 kW of power and VGS Turbo with 320Nm of torque. If you want more power you can opt for four-cylinder 3000 cc 4JJ1-TC iTEQ common-rail diesel engine with VGS Turbo which now has the power of 132 kW with 380Nm of torque. Engines performance have been upgraded with Variable geometry turbocharger (VGS Turbo) and Isuzu Dmax’s engines pass Euro V emission standard. 2012 Dmax still comes with 5-speed manual but has unvelied new 5-speed “Rev-Tronic” automatic transmission with sport mode (2011 model had 4 speed automatic transmission). 4WD models have been renamed from “Rodeo” to “V-Cross”, and transfer case has been renamed from “Touch-on-the-fly” button to new “Terrain command” system that uses spin system to allow for seamless changing of drive modes from 4-Wheel to 2-Wheel Drive mode. Isuzu front suspension made up of independent double wishbone with coil-spring setup and a rear suspension made up of over slung leaf-springs installed above a special long span rear axle make for a comfortable driving experience. Ecuador is the only country where this generation D-Max is available with a gasoline engine, an Opel-based C24 with 16 valves and double overhead camshafts supplied from Brazil where the lower-grade versions of the Chevrolet S10 still rely on a flex-fuel 8-valve SOHC version which also served as a basis for the Vortec 2400 industrial engine.
Isuzu new rugged ladder-frame chassis platform dubbed “i-GRIP” (Isuzu Gravity Responsive Intelligent Platform) underpinning the new D-Max makes 42% stronger than its predecessors leading to improved ride and handling. The frame includes improved cross bracing at the rear, improving stability under loads and while towing, while also “ensuring long-term durability when used regularly in harsh environments”. Longer wheelbase of 3095mm – 45mm longer than before – is now standard on all three body styles. This is good news for double cab users as rear riders not only get more leg space but also more comfortable seats.
D-Max would continue to be offered in all three body styles: Single Cab, Space Cab and Crew Cab. Customers will also continue to have a choice of rear-wheel drive 4×2 and four-wheel drive 4×4 models. Space Extra Cab has laterally opening door to give easier access to the rear seat. Isuzu D-Max has an advanced safety package, with features including high-tensile steel, electronic stability control ESC, traction control (TCS), ABS, emergency brake assist, a number of airbags and Electronic brakeforce distribution EBD. EBD detects the payload weight and modulates the rear braking force to compensate. In ESC fitted models ABS now goes to 4-channel 4-sensor type instead of the current 3-channel 4-sensor.

The D-Max gets more storage spaces. Isuzu Entertainment System includes eight speaker comprising two large 6 x 9-inch front speakers and a roof-mounted Exciter speaker sound system replete with surround sound in the newly designed dash along with ‘iGENIE’ navigation system which include support for real-time traffic reports, and is equipped with standard Bluetooth and portable music player connectivity. It also comes with comfortable Flex-Ride suspension system; 2-DIN audio-video head unit with navigation-ready system; projector-type headlamps that provide 14% more illumination than their ordinary counterparts; side-impact steel beams; and rear camera and sensor.

Interior design in the D-Max is the same as the all-new Chevrolet Colorado, but uses its own upholstery, Standard 2WD models use beige cloth interior, Hi-Lander Z models come with black cloth interior, and Z-Prestige models come with Brown interior; 2.5-liter models come with cloth, 3-liter models come with leather, the meter are real changing, with added of multi-information display with support of Thai language menu operation, 2DIN CD player with Bluetooth and USB connection support or Kenwood DVD system (Changed Isuzu DVD-iGENIE Navi System in MY2013), Audio switch control, Driver power seat, Rear foldable seat (in Crew Cab models), also with over 10 position of intelligent storage space e.g. under steering wheel, over center console, 10-position cup holders
In December 2013 model year 2014 D-Max minorchange was launched with the sub name call “D-Max Super Daylight“, changes in the exterior include Daytime running lamp replacing the fog lamp and updated the rear lamp in L, Z and Z-Prestige model.
Available in 4 models line-up, 3 body type, 3 drivetrain; 2WD, High-ride 2WD (Hi-Lander) or 4WD (V-Cross) in Single cab (Spark), Space Cab and Crew Cab (Cab4)

Models line-up are : B, S, L, Z and Z Prestige. In 2015, The facelifted model was introduced in Thailand, factory codename RT85. The front fascia was changed with larger grille and new engine “RZ4E-TC” 1.9L debuted and permanently replaced the 2.5L from the old model. Interior remained unchanged from the old model except for some changes including newer 8″ inch infotainment system, newer TFT gauges, and cruise control.
In 2017, The D-Max was updated again in Thailand, with newer front grile and bumper with Bi-LED Projector Headlamp with LED Multifunction DRL, newer alloy wheels and some several changes in the interior for the 2018 Model Year.
In December 2012 D-Max in Thailand was launched Special model “X-Series” that look Sport Pickup available in three model SpaceCab Z model was called Speed model, Hi-Lander 2-door in Z model and Hi-Lander 4-door in Z-Prestige model. Exterior were decoration with strip line on body, the plate logo are in red color, piano-black front grille, skirt around body and black alloy wheel. Interior were change the color to black and red cloth and leather in Z-Prestige model and the Isuzu logo on steering wheel was changed to red color. Exterior color are only 2 type in black and white.
In June 2014 was launched new red exterior color in D-Max X-Series Speed model also called “Speed in Red” with Limited Edition only 300 units.
Market
Africa
In South Africa, D Max pick-ups are sold as the Isuzu KB. But as of 2018, the KB is now called D-Max.
Philippines
In the Philippines, the second generation was launched in September 2013. Isuzu’s plans for production will be temporarily in Thailand, and by October, the new D-Max are produced at Binan plant. In October 2017, Isuzu Philippines has unveiled the 3.0 TD “Blue Power” diesel engine, along with MU-X.
Thailand
The second generation D-Max was launched in October 2011.
Malaysia
The second generation Isuzu D-Max was launched in Malaysia in May 2013. A facelift was launched in October 2016 and minor updates occurring in February 2018. Multiple limited editions have been launched for the second generation Isuzu D-Max in Malaysia. The limited editions are the “X-Series” from November 2013 limited to 300 units, the “Artic” from September 2014 limited to 510 units and the “Beast” from May 2016 limited to 360 units.

China
In China, the second-generation D-Max was launched on 7 December 2014 by Jianxi Isuzu Motors. The engine is 4JK1 2.5 L diesel with 5-speed manual/automatic transmission in 2WD and 4WD model.
Europe
All-new Isuzu D-Max for European market use 2.5-liter twin-turbo diesel that make 163 PS (120 kW; 161 hp) power and 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) of torque, 5-speed manual replaced with 6-speed one
In UK, range are Single Cab, Extended Cab, Double Cab, Double Cab Eiger, Double Cab Yukon and Double Cab Utah and all except Single Cab use 4×4 powertrain as standard and featuring standard features like, 6 Airbags, Stability control, Daytime running lights, Rev counter, Air conditioning, Front electric windows and Immobilizer and pricing start from GBP14,499 on the road in 4×2 single cab to GBP21,499 on the road in 4×4 double cab Utah with automatic.
In Turkey, available only in single cab (only one model in range) and double cab body and double cab range is HT (4×2 manual), T (4×4 manual), Limited (4×2 and 4×4 manual) and V-Cross (4×4 automatic), pricing start from 48,700 TL to 76,700 TL.
In August 2012, Euro NCAP crash test result for Isuzu D-Max is 4 out from 5 stars and 83% of adult protection. In some markets the D-Max range consists of Single Cab, Space Cab and Double Cab vehicles available in three different trim levels: LX, LS and LSX. LX versions are only available with a 6-speed manual transmission made by AISIN. LS and LSX models have the option of a 5-speed AISIN automatic transmission.
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Hyundai Motor Group Introduces World’s First Multi-collision Airbag System

New airbag system offers additional protection in secondary impacts
● 30 percent of all accidents involve a secondary impact according to data from NHTSA
● Future Hyundai and Kia vehicles will receive state-of-the-art airbag technology to improve driver safety and reduce injuries in multi-collision accidents
SEOUL, JAN. 21, 2019 ─ Hyundai Motor Group announced the development and future commercialization of the world’s first multi-collision airbag system that significantly improves airbag performance in multi-collision accidents. Multi-collision accidents are those in which the primary impact is followed by collisions with secondary objects, such as trees, electrical posts or other vehicles, which occurs in three out of every 10 accidents.
Current airbag systems do not offer secondary protection when the initial impact is insufficient to cause them to deploy. However, the multi-collision airbag system allows airbags to deploy effectively upon a secondary impact by calibrating the status of the vehicle and the occupants.
Hyundai’s new technology detects occupant position in the cabin following an initial collision. When occupants are forced into unusual positions, the effectiveness of existing safety technology may be compromised. Multi-collision airbag systems are designed to deploy even faster when initial safety systems may not be effective, providing additional safety when drivers and passengers are most vulnerable. By recalibrating the collision intensity required for deployment, the airbag system responds more promptly during the secondary impact, thereby improving the safety of multi-collision vehicle occupants.

Hyundai Motor Group Introduces World’s First Multi-collision Airbag System
Hyundai Motor Group Introduces World’s First Multi-collision Airbag System

“By improving airbag performance in multi-collision scenarios, we expect to significantly improve the safety of our drivers and passengers,” said Taesoo Chi, head of Chassis Technology Center at Hyundai Motor Group. “We will continue our research on more diverse crash situations as part of our commitment to producing even safer vehicles that protect occupants and prevent injuries.”
According to statistics by the National Automotive Sampling System Crashworthiness Data System (NASS-CDS), an office of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in U.S., about 30 percent of 56,000 vehicle accidents from 2000 to 2012 in the North American region involved multi-collisions*.
The leading type of multi-collision accidents involved cars crossing over the center line (30.8 percent), followed by collisions caused by a sudden stop at highway tollgates (13.5 percent), highway median strip collisions (8.0 percent), and sideswiping and collision with trees and electric poles (4.0 percent).

Hyundai Motor Group analyzed multi-collision scenarios in multilateral ways to improve airbag performance and precision in secondary collisions.
Hyundai Motor Group will implement the system in new Hyundai and Kia vehicles in the future.
Hyundai Motor Group announces world’s first multi-collision airbag system

* * * *Source: NASS (National Automotive Sampling System)/CDS (Crashworthiness Data System).
– The National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) Crashworthiness Data System (CDS) is a nationwide crash data collection program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
It is operated by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
ABOUT HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP
Hyundai Motor Group is a global corporation that has created a value chain based on automobiles, steel, and construction and includes logistics, finance, IT and service. With about 250,000 employees worldwide, the group’s automobile brands include Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. Armed with creative thinking, cooperative communication and the will to take on all challenges, we are working to create a better future for all.
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Toyota Rolls Out “Start Your Impossible” Global Campaign that Reflects the Olympic and Paralympic Spirit of Encouragement, Challenge and Progress

Commercials to Air During Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
News Release Olympics and Paralympics Region Korea
(TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN, Feb. 9, 2018)―Created in honor of Toyota‘s shift to a mobility company and its eight-year worldwide partnership with The International Olympic and Paralympic Committees, “Start Your Impossible,” Toyota’s first-ever global marketing campaign, will roll out in 27 countries at the start of and through the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
“Start Your Impossible” shares Toyota’s evolution by highlighting real-life mobility stories of Olympic and Paralympic athletes as well as everyday athletes who demonstrate the values of humility, hard work and never giving up. The campaign marks Toyota’s long-term commitment to support the creation of a more inclusive and sustainable society in which everyone can challenge their impossible through stories of determination as well as through Toyota technologies. The two creative pillars of the multi-platform global campaign include, “inspiration,” which celebrates the human spirit and product “evidence,” showcasing Toyota’s ideas for innovations that can help people move freely.
“Start Your Impossible” commercials include
“Frozen”Showcasing iconic moments in Olympic and Paralympic history, “Frozen” aims to further spark the conversation on global warming and the imminent impact that it may have on the beauty, hope and heroes of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

“Thin Ice”The human spirit is powerful and irrepressible. Where obstacles appear, exceptional people are ready to face the hurdles. American Olympic figure skater and medalist, Ashley Wagner returns to the ice with the idea that every day is a chance to dance, to move and to float across the ice.
“Lanes of Life” an optimistic celebration of life’s journey for six Olympic snowboardersEva Samková (Czech Republic), Lindsey Jacobellis (USA), Belle Brockhoff (Australia), Chloé Trespeuch (France), Carle Brenneman (Canada), and Isabel Clark Ribeiro (Brazil).
“Dreams”The smallest mistake could change an athlete’s dream, so could a small mistake on the road. “Dreams” showcases Toyota’s Guardian technology to coach you on the road.
“Magic”Toyota’s Human Support Robot helps a bedridden young boy.
“Runner”A man outruns pain, fear and doubt to take the most difficult step of his life.
“Join the Team”Dedicated to pure celebration of going after what we strive for, an ordinary boy has his moment as an Olympian realizing that with persistence he can soar.
Toyota will also run previously released spots including the :60 “Good Odds” highlighting the real-life story of Canadian Para alpine skier Lauren Woolstencroft, who overcame tremendous odds to become a legendary Paralympic gold medalist and the :60-second “Mobility Anthem” featuring mobility stories of individuals, ages 1 to 100, celebrating Toyota’s efforts to make movement better for everyone.

“Toyota believes that ‘mobility’ goes well beyond cars and that movement is a human right. This campaign, and our worldwide partnership with The International Olympic and Paralympic Committees, are a reflection of our commitment to providing freedom of movement for all,” said Ed Laukes, Group Vice President, Toyota Division Marketing, Toyota Motor North America. “‘Start Your Impossible’ tells the stories of exceptional human strength and triumph.”
“Start Your Impossible” is a global corporate initiative that aims to inspire Toyota employees, partners and customers, and connect them with the company’s core beliefs,” said Noriaki Yamashita, General Manager of Sales & Marketing Support Division, Toyota Motor Corporation.
“Start Your Impossible” was created in partnership between Saatchi & Saatchi and Dentsu.
For more information about Toyota’s worldwide partnership with The International Olympic and Paralympic Committees, and to learn more about the “Start Your Impossible” campaign, please visit www.mobilityforall.com or Toyota Global YouTube.


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Discover Dodge Durango RT THE 7-SEAT CHARGER…

Get the American SUV feeling in the 2019 Dodge Durango R/T. Backed by a comprehensive warranty and ready for European roads. Dodge & Ram vehicles from the Dodge & Ram experts. AGT: Your official importer. … DURANGO R/T THE 7-SEAT CHARGER. UNRIVALED UNDER ANY CONDITION.

The 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT), Fuel Saver Technology and eight-speed automatic transmission allows Durango to produce 360 horsepower and deliver a maximum towing capacity of up to 3’500 kg.

5.7L HEMI® V8 engine

* * * The 7-Seat Charger Its capability and roominess qualify Durango as an SUV, but the iconic HEMI engine under the hood gives it the iconic soul of a Dodge muscle car.

TorqueFlite® 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
Command the road. This eight-speed automatic transmission provides world-class shift quality, with exceptionally close fifth-through eighth-speed gear ratios and a lower cruising rpm in top gear.

Dodge

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Exterior colors

* * * WHITE KNUCKLE
VICE WHITE
BILLET
GRANITE
REDLINE
OCTANE RED
PITCH BLACK

INTERIOR

* * * The 2019 Durango R/T also can be acquired with Sepia leather chairs and the strong Harman Kardon sound system. … it has been improved in several approaches to increase their self-proclaimed position as “the Dodge Charger of the three-row SUV segment.” … has become elective on the 2019 Dodge Durango GT.
Power sunroof
Blind spot and cross path detection
Technology group
Blacktop package
20×8.0 high gloss black alum wheels
Trailer tow group iv
Cargo plus group

7 passenger seating
8.4″ touchscreen display
9 alpine amplified speakers w/sub
Advanced multistage front air bags
Heated front seats and second row seats
Keyless go
Low beam HID headlamps
Parksense ft/rr park assist w/stop
Parkview rear back-up camera
Power liftgate
Dual rear exhaust w/bright tips
Power 8-way front seats (driver memory)
Remote start system
Sport suspension
Durango GT now available with functional SRT hood
Citadel, RT and SRT models now available with 825-watt sound system
Citadel model gets standard second-row captain’s chairs
Optional tow package has integrated trailer brake
All Durangos available with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection
SRT available with upgraded Brembo brakes with two-piece rotors
The Dodge Durango occupies a sweet spot in the SUV world. On one hand, it has the capabilities of a large people-hauling crossover with three rows of seats. On the other, it’s a durable unibody SUV with the towing abilities you’d expect of a full-size truck. And for 2019, it has been improved in several ways to enhance its self-proclaimed position as “the Dodge Charger of the three-row SUV segment.”
What’s New for 2019?
There are five Durango models for 2019: the SXT, GT, Citadel, R/T and SRT.
The entry-level Durango SXT, powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, is rated to tow a 6,200-pound trailer. For 2019, the SXT has a customizable 7-inch full digital infotainment display, pushbutton start, Uconnect 4 and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. While a leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard on the SXT, leather-covered seats are newly optional.
Another V6 Durango, the GT, receives a new look for 2019, courtesy of the front fascia and LED foglamps from the sporty R/T and SRT models. More significant: The functional SRT hood, which features a center duct flanked by two heat extractors, is now optional on the 2019 Dodge Durango GT. Other options on the 7-seat GT include paddle shifters, a power liftgate, Capri leather-trimmed seats (with suede inserts) and heat for the leather-wrapped sport steering wheel and first two rows of seats.
The Durango Citadel can be ordered with the 360-horsepower, 5.7-liter Hemi V8, which saves fuel via automatic cylinder deactivation on the highway but still endows this Dodge SUV with an impressive tow rating of 7,400 pounds. For 2019, the Citadel has standard second-row captain’s chairs, plus an optional 825-watt Harman Kardon sound system with 19 speakers (for those times when 18 isn’t enough). The Citadel, with 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, also has HID headlamps and an 8.4-inch touch screen.
The 2019 Dodge Durango R/T continues to be powered by Chrysler’s 5.7-liter Hemi V8, which is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This R/T, which shares its aggressive front fascia with the SRT (and 2019 Citadel), has performance-tuned suspension and brakes, as well as HID headlights and 7-passenger seating with second-row captain’s chairs. The 2019 Durango R/T also is available with Sepia leather seats and the powerful Harman Kardon audio system.

Firmly ensconced at the top of the Durango performance heap is the 2019 SRT, which continues to be powered by a 392 cubic-inch V8 with 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. For an idea of just how potent this Durango is, consider this: the SRT hits 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and blasts through the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds.

While red seatbelts are now available as fun eye candy inside the 2019 Dodge Durango SRT, far more significant are the available upgraded Brembo brakes with two-piece rotors. While the stock Brembos are up the task of slowing this 5,500-pound all-wheel-drive SUV with confidence, the optional brakes are better able to handle the high loads this SUV can produce, given its performance-tuned suspension with stiffer springs, larger sway bars and active damping.
Inside, the Durango SRT is fitted with Performance Laguna leather, carbon-fiber trim on the instrument panel and attractive suede on the headliner and A-pillars. Additionally, it has a flat-bottom steering wheel, paddle shifters and seats embossed with SRT logos.
The 2019 Dodge Durango goes on sale this fall, with a starting price of $29,995, excluding destination. While the other prices aren’t known at this time, we do know this: All 2019 Durangos, rear-drive or all-wheel-drive, will be fitted with an integrated trailer brake when ordered with the optional Trailer Tow Package. Also, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection is now optional. Lastly, when the 2019 Dodge Durango leaves the Detroit, Michigan, assembly plant, it will be available in 11 colors, three of which are new: F8 Green, Destroyer Gray and Reactor Blue.

2019 DODGE DURANGO
The SUV market is more crowded than a highway on a long holiday weekend. So, how do you stand out in a sea of sameness? First, veer off the beaten path and leave the pack behind. Second, while the others concentrate on simply being utilitarian vehicles, hone in on being a sport utility vehicle. Don’t focus on the number of cup holders, but focus on the number of horses under the hood. In other words, build a Dodge. Because compared to other SUVs, only Durango goes all in with its available HEMI ® V8 engine, All-Wheel Drive (AWD), Sport suspension, and an incredible amount of horsepower and torque capable of pulling an equally incredible towing rating. For good measure, Durango offers plenty of technology to keep you entertained and connected.
For more than 100 years, the Dodge Brand has stood for standing out. We’ve led by being different. By offering the unexpected, by
having a different voice altogether and daring to amplify it. We’ve stood apart in a sea of look-alike vehicles by championing the
un-boring; by having the courage to be different enough to build modern-day marvels that are engineered with more passion,
precision and performance than ever before. Each vehicle in the 2019 Dodge lineup pays homage to its iconic bloodline with award-
winning features and detailed craftsmanship. The snarling engines and sleek exteriors of each vehicle beg to be taken out on the
open road. It’s time to put the pedal to the metal. THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE DOMESTIC AND NOT DOMESTICATED.
THE ONLY SUV THAT EARNED ITS STRIPES ON THE STRIP
DURANGO SRT® /// Take everything great about Durango and merge it with everything extreme about SRT
and you get one badass people-mover. Durango SRT harnesses the power of a 392 HEMI ® V8 engine to
deliver a staggering 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, plus a wicked-fast time on the drag strip: 0
– 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)-certified quarter-mile cover in 12.9
seconds. Add in an 8-speed performance-tuned transmission, sport-tuned All-Wheel Drive (AWD), high-flow
dual exhaust with four-inch outlets, beefy 295 tires on 20- by 10-inch wheels and massive Brembo ® brakes
and it’s basically having a three-row Charger.
3’500 KG

EXCEPTIONAL TOWING
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) /// Durango was designed for uncompromising and refined performance even in the worst conditions.
Forge on with available AWD. The system helps enhance driver confidence by leveraging the SUV’s 50/50 weight distribution.
Durango offers three AWD systems — a performance-tuned system for the 6.4L HEMI ® V8 engine, a two-speed, active on-demand
system for the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine. Each one greatly enhances the vehicle’s traction and handling by delivering a smooth driving
experience over a wide range of road conditions.
Just because Durango is powered by brute strength doesn’t mean it can’t appeal to your refined side. Slide into the driver’s seat and enjoy premium comfort. Even the steering wheel offers a range of standard and available high-tech features to keep control at your fingertips. Standard buttons on the front side of the steering wheel control the customizable 7-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display.
There are more than 50 different seating configurations to provide the optimum balance between passenger and cargo capacity. Available seven-passenger seating includes a 60/40 split-fold-flat second-row reclining bench seat with integrated padded center armrest with cup holders and 50/50 split-folding third-row seat.
Opt for cloth or heated leather-trimmed fold-flat second-row Captain’s Chairs with soft-touch armrests and a floor-mounted mini console with cup holders for six-passenger seating. Second-row passengers will enjoy convenient access to vent controls, available charge-only USB ports and an available 115-volt power outlet.Outfit Durango with the available Blu-ray TM /DVD system and the Harman Kardon ® Premium Audio System with 19 speakers, subwoofer and 825-watt amplifier for the ultimate entertainment experience.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO. REMAIN FOCUSED ON THE ROAD WITH YOUR HANDS ON THE WHEEL, WHILE YOU COMMUNICATE, NAVIGATE AND STAY ENTERTAINED. // LISTEN to music, talk shows and sports. Access all genres, favorite artists, winning teams — all the time // DISCOVER new places, find the best shopping, dancing, entertainment venues and restaurants // SPEAK UP and be heard and send and receive calls and texts while driving safely with hands-free phone capability
// NAVIGATE to every adventure and get turn-by-turn directions so you don’t get lost on the way (unless you want to) // START your car from afar, or lock your doors from almost anywhere using your smartphone — thanks to Uconnect ® services APPLE CARPLAY ® COMPATIBILITY This is smarter iPhone ® integration, so you’ll experience your favorite features through your dashboard. With Siri, ® all you have to do is ask — catch up on calls and messages, get directions from Apple Maps, or request a song through Apple Music. The system lets you browse music or discover nearby gas stations, parking, restaurants and more. Plus, Maps help predict where you’re headed.

ANDROID AUTO ® INTEGRATION
For those who know and love Android, TM Google TM goes with you with navigation and “OK Google” voice detection, and you’ll hear your favorite Google Play music and get voice-guided navigation from Google Maps. Stay focused and productive while on the road with voice controls that allow you to make calendar appointments, set timers, reply to emails and messages — and more.

SAFETY & SECURITY FEATURES
PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST //// When your vehicle is in Reverse, this available system can sense nearby objects moving at low speeds; if imminent collision is detected, the system will provide a momentary, autonomous brake pulse. In certain circumstances, this system can help bring your vehicle to a stop.
RAIN BRAKE SUPPORT //// When your windshield wipers have been activated, this standard system pulses the brake pads closer to the spinning rotors, helping to keep the rotors and pads dry for greater control and operator security.
BLIND SPOT MONITORING (BSM) WITH REAR CROSS-PATH DETECTION //// With this available system, radar continually monitors rear vehicle blind zones and will visually and audibly alert you when a vehicle is sensed in any of the zones. When your vehicle is in Reverse, rear sensors warn through a chime if cross-traffic approaches the vehicle.
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) WITH STOP //// This available system helps maintain driver-selected distance from the vehicle ahead; under certain traffic conditions, the system can bring the vehicle to a full stop without driver intervention.
FORWARD COLLISION WARNING (FCW) WITH ACTIVE BRAKING //// With this available system, the forward-facing radar sensors detect when your vehicle may be approaching another object too rapidly, and the system alerts the driver with both an audible chime and a visual warning.
PARKVIEW® REAR BACK-UP CAMERA //// This standard system displays an accurate visual reference of what is behind your vehicle when it’s in Reverse.
READY ALERT BRAKING (RAB) //// The standard system anticipates situations when you may initiate an emergency brake stop and uses the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) pump to precharge the brake system in order to decrease the time required for full brake application.
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) //// This standard system is designed to assist you in maintaining control of your vehicle during extreme steering maneuvers. ESC senses when a vehicle is starting to spin (oversteer) or plow (understeer) and attempts to correct the vehicle’s course by automatically controlling the throttle and applying the brakes at individual wheels.
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) //// An available system that automatically detects wheel-slip and sends additional power to the wheel(s) with the most traction.
ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) //// Standard four-wheel antilock disc brakes sense and prevent wheel lockup, offering improved steering control under extreme braking and/or slippery conditions.

DURANGO INTERIOR / CHOICES
1 /// Capri leather trim with perforated suede inserts in Black — standard on R/T
2 /// Nappa leather trim with Nappa Axis II perforated inserts with Tungsten accent stitching in Black (also available in Radar Red) — optional on R/T
3 /// Nappa leather trim with Nappa Axis II perforated inserts with Tungsten accent stitching in Black/ Sepia — optional on R/T
4 /// Nappa leather trim with Nappa Axis II perforated suede inserts with Silver accent stitching in Black — standard on SRT ® and includes embroidered SRT logo
5 /// Laguna leather with Laguna Axis II perforated inserts with Silver accent stitching in Black/ Demonic Red — optional on SRT and includes embossed SRT logo
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Designed to Shape the Future of Acura/Acura Precision Concept Press Releases

Acura Precision Concept Points to Bold Future for Acura Design
– 2016-01-12
DETROIT
The Acura Precision Concept model made its world debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show today, pointing toward a bolder, more distinctive future for Acura vehicle design. The Acura Precision Concept was developed by the Acura Design Studio in California to express the Acura brand DNA of “Precision Crafted Performance.”
“There is no more clear promise for the Acura brand than Precision Crafted Performance,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of Acura. “We’re committed to infusing this core Acura promise into every facet of our products and every aspect of our relationship with the customer.”

With an emphasis on high-contrast details and the intersection of modern, sheer surfaces and muscular, organic sculpting, the Acura Precision Concept communicates Acura’s focus on performance and prestige through its ultra-low and wide stance, long dash-to-axle ratio, deeply sculpted surfaces and the debut of a new Diamond Pentagon grille.
“The Acura Precision Concept is more than simply a concept vehicle, it is a design study model that literally will shape the direction of all future Acura products around our Precision Crafted Performance DNA,” said Dave Marek, Acura global creative director. “The Acura Precision Concept is the leading edge of a renewed commitment to delivering Precision Crafted Performance in every facet of the product experience and creating a powerful and very exciting direction for the next generation of Acura models.”
The Acura Precision Concept’s crouched and athletic stance is further emphasized by its deeply sculpted side surfaces pouring over swelling rear wheel arches covering 22-inch wheels and tires. The forward-looking concept also features signature lighting designs – in front with its Jewel Constellation LED headlights composed of organically arranged fractal elements, and in back with floating LED taillights.
A key design theme, dubbed “quantum continuum,” is seen in the seamless transition of materials and structure from the exterior to the interior of the vehicle, which is further highlighted by the absence of a b-pillar. The large door rocker panel flows into the interior side sill, transitioning into a cantilever for the floating rear seats. The rear center high-mounted stoplight becomes an architecture element piercing the rear glass and then flowing down to help form the structure for the metal airfoil shape of the rear headrests.
The elegant and powerful exterior is matched by its dramatic interior design, where cantilevered surfaces meet with striking tones, expressive surfacing and modern detailing. Of particular note are the double-layered instrument panel, the high-contrast front seat surfaces, the ultra-thin “floating” rear seats, evoking the look of modern lounge furniture, and the hand-crafted audio speaker grilles made of exotic wood.
The driver’s space is highlighted by a compact, race-inspired, sports steering wheel with paddle shifters and Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) controls, a floating center meter, a driver’s head-up display, a cantilevered center stack and an ultra-wide, thin and curved center display screen.
New Acura HMI Concept
The Acura Precision Concept also explores a new approach for Acura’s digital human-machine interface (HMI), enabling a more intuitive, advanced and seamless connection between man and machine. The ultra-wide and curved center screen is operated by a floating touch pad suspended on the cantilevered center stack. Upon entry, the system scans each occupant and selects personalized features and functions, including maps, audio and customized vehicle performance settings.
Acura Precision Concept dimensions:
Width 84 inches
Length 204 inches
Height 52 inches
Wheelbase 122 inches
Wheel/Tire – 5-spoke machined wheels

Designed to Shape the Future of Acura/Acura Precision Concept Press Releases
Designed to Shape the Future of Acura/Acura Precision Concept Press Releases

– 22-inch Michelin Pilot Super Sport Summer Tire
About the Acura Precision Concept
The Acura Precision Concept was created to explore new and challenging ideas for future Acura design, particularly Acura sedans. The concept was created by Acura’s California Design Studio under the direction of Acura global creative director, Dave Marek. The exterior design was led by Michelle Christensen, principal exterior designer, with the interior design created under the leadership of John Norman, principal interior designer. Both Christensen and Norman also played a key role in the creation of the next-generation Acura NSX supercar.

About Acura
Acura offers a full line of precision crafted performance-luxury vehicles through a network of approximately 270 U.S. dealers. The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV. The next-generation Acura NSX mid-engine supercar will join the Acura lineup in the spring. Acura has been recognized by Edmunds.com for the fourth consecutive year as leading all luxury brands in retained value after five years of ownership.
For More Information Consumer information is available at http://www.acura.com . To join the Acura community on Facebook, visit http://www.facebook.com/acura . Additional media information including pricing, features and high-resolution photography is available at acuranews.com/channels/acura-automobiles

The Future of Interface
With its fusion of ergonomic design and a touchpad-based interface, the Acura Precision Cockpit is at the forefront of mobility innovation. As the perfect complement to the Acura Precision Concept, the cockpit focuses on electrification, autonomy and connectivity to shape the future of our vehicle design.
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