La Voiture Noire Bugatti’s new $19mn ‘hypercar’ sets new price record

Reminiscence of an icon
A pioneering spirit, passion for perfection and the desire to continually redefine its limits have been the key characteristics of BUGATTI since it was founded 110 years ago. None of the brand’s masterpieces reflect these values more impressively than the Type 57 SC Atlantic. Created by Ettore Bugatti’s eldest son Jean, the only four Atlantics ever created stand for pure elegance and sophistication.
With its homage to the fourth, all-black Atlantic, missing since the Second World War, BUGATTI is bringing the speed, technology, luxury and aesthetics of an icon into a new era. But the customised creation of “La Voiture Noire” is far more than a modern interpretation of the ghost of the gran turismo. “La Voiture Noire” is a tribute to BUGATTI’s own history, a manifesto of the BUGATTI aesthetic and a piece of automotive haute couture.
Bugatti had barely unveiled its new sports car when the vehicle was purchased by a mystery buyer for an unprecedented €16.7 million ($19 million).
The new supercar, named La Voiture Noire, was publicly debuted on Tuesday at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland. The amount spent by an unknown German on the new most-expensive car ever built could buy over 500 Tesla Model 3s.
The automaker produced only one example of La Voiture Noire to celebrate Bugatti’s 110th anniversary.
According to the company, the six-tailpipe “hypercar” is equipped with an eight-liter engine that has 16 cylinders and 1500 brake horse power. The new vehicle is reportedly a homage to Bugatti’s legendary Type 57 SC Atlantic, which was produced in the 1930s.
The company hasn’t revealed the name of buyer who snapped up La Voiture Noire. However, several sources in the industry told CNBC that the luxury auto was purchased by former Volkswagen Group chairman Ferdinand Piech, who is known for his collection of high-performance cars.
According to Bugatti, La Voiture Noire is “more than a modern interpretation” of the old Type 57 SC Atlantic, of which only four units were ever produced. The Type 57 SC Atlantic is seen as the most famous work of Jean Bugatti, the son of the company’s founder, Ettore Bugatti.
Fuel consumption, l/100km: 35.2 in urban areas / 15.2 in extra urban areas / 22.5 combined; combined CO2 emissions g/km: 516; efficiency class: G
WLTP: Fuel consumption, l/100km: low 43.3 / medium 22.2 / high 18.0 / extra high 18.3 / combined 22.3; CO2 emissions, combined, g/km: 506; efficiency class: G

„La Voiture Noire“ – More than a reinterpretation
The Atlantic is one of the icons of BUGATTI’s rich history. At the time, this coupé was unique in its elegance, quality and performance, and it remains so today. A luxurious hyper sports car. For us, both an inspiration and obligation at the same time,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of BUGATTI.
In terms of exclusivity, performance and luxury, the new “La Voiture Noire” is every inch the equal of Jean Bugatti’s masterpiece. It is the perfect manifestation of BUGATTI’s cornerstones: “dynamic, luxury and elegance”.

“La Voiture Noire” is an opus of elegance and finesse. Purism and elegance are reflected in every surface and continued into each minute detail. The windscreen seems to flow seamlessly into the windows like the visor on a helmet. The newly designed bumpers are smoothly integrated into the body. Clear lines guide the eye subtly over the surface, which seems to blend into a single piece. With its extended front end and the distinctive BUGATTI Signature line, “La Voiture Noire” creates an elongated impression. Its elegant waistline accentuates the coupé’s contours. At the rear, six tailpipes bear witness to the incredible power of “La Voiture Noire”. Subtly incorporated into the overall appearance, they hint at the strength of the car’s heart, the iconic 16-cylinder engine.




flowing lines
The fin running down the centre of “La Voiture Noire” echoes the Atlantic’s legendary dorsal seam. It is a unique symbiosis of history and modernity, which subtly runs into the flowing lines of the perforated rear.

Down to the smallest details
Each component has been crafted by hand, accentuating the level of BUGATTI’s manufacturing quality. The carbon fibre body has a deep black gloss, interrupted only by the ultrafine fibre structure. Perfectly harmonised materials merge with the finish to leave the surface gleaming vividly.

Automotive Haute Couture
Individuality: the true form of luxury
Created according to the maxim, “elegance through minimalism and refinement through intensification”, “La Voiture Noire” raises the bar far beyond imagination. The exclusive one-off is a breathtaking example of automotive creativity and artistry, and delivers spectacular proof of BUGATTI’s ability to build the world’s strongest, most luxurious and exclusive hyper sports cars.


Uncompromising perfection
The wheels exemplify the car’s potent appearance. A special programme was used to calculate the optimal material thickness for the alloy wheels during construction.

Manufactory BUGATTI
The extent of BUGATTI’s manufacturing quality can be seen with the characteristic tail lights, which just like the main headlights, are specially made and fitted by hand in BUGATTI’s Molsheim atelier.

The heart of „La Voiture Noire“
Centrepiece of “La Voiture Noire” is its beating heart, the iconic 16-cylinder engine. This technical masterpiece is unique in the automobile world and a true mechanical highlight. The 16-cylinder, eight-litre engine delivers 1,103 kW/1,500 PS and 1,600 Newton-metres of torque.
The artist
Jean Bugatti

Jean Bugatti – the Stylist
Like his father Ettore, Gianoberto Mario Carlo Bugatti, named Jean, was a visionary, far ahead of his time. Ettore’s eldest son was a gifted car designer with a rare feel for proportions and aerodynamics. From the late 1920s onwards, he influenced the development of the company with his own stylistic ideas and designs, before assuming responsibility for management in 1936 at the age of 27.

A rich heritage
Jean was responsible for creating numerous classics for the legendary brand. With his pioneering designs for bodies, engines and chassis, he created some extraordinary vehicles until his tragic death in an accident in 1939, securing his place as a visionary artist in the history of the automobile. Like the company itself, Jean would have been 110 years old this year.
The legend
The Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupé

An icon
Jean Bugatti’s most beautiful and famous design is the Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupé – perhaps the greatest of BUGATTI’s legends.

unprecedented elegance
Already at the time, its body was spectacularly eye-catching and unique. Its standout design feature is the protruding dorsal seam, which runs like a razor-sharp fin vertically from the hinge in the split bonnet through to the rear end.

The myth
The motoring equivalent of the Amber Room
The three remaining Atlantics are among the world’s most expensive and desirable classic cars. The whereabouts of Jean Bugatti’s personal “La Voiture Noire” are still unknown – the automotive equivalent of the Amber Room. It is thought the car disappeared during the Second World War, sent to a safe region before the German troops invaded Alsace. Its disappearance more than 80 years ago remains the biggest mystery in BUGATTI’s fabled history. Today, “La Voiture Noire” lives on as a myth.
With the new “La Voiture Noire”, BUGATTI has created a car that takes up that legend and carries it forward to the present day. In its exclusiveness, style, quality and performance, “La Voiture Noire” is an unprecedented creation that continues Jean Bugatti’s legacy in striving for unprecedented elegance and technical perfection.

Bugatti just unveiled the most expensive new car ever built

* * * Bugatti, the French sports car brand that is now owned by German automaker Volkswagen, has revealed the most expensive new car ever built. With a sale price of 16.7 million euros ($19 million), the Bugatti La Voiture Noire was publicly debuted Tuesday at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland.

Automobiles Ettore Bugatti was a French car manufacturer of high-performance automobiles, founded in 1909 in the then-German city of Molsheim, Alsace by the Italian-born industrial designer Ettore Bugatti. The cars were known for their design beauty and for their many race victories. Famous Bugattis include the Type 35 Grand Prix cars, the Type 41 “Royale”, the Type 57 “Atlantic” and the Type 55 sports car.
The death of Ettore Bugatti in 1947 proved to be the end for the marque, and the death of his son Jean Bugatti in 1939 ensured there was not a successor to lead the factory. No more than about 8,000 cars were made. The company struggled financially, and released one last model in the 1950s, before eventually being purchased for its airplane parts business in 1963. In the 1990s, an Italian entrepreneur revived it as a builder of limited production exclusive sports cars. Today, the name is owned by the Volkswagen Group.

Under Ettore Bugatti
Founder Ettore Bugatti was born in Milan, Italy, and the automobile company that bears his name was founded in 1909 in Molsheim located in the Alsace region which was part of the German Empire from 1871 to 1919. The company was known both for the level of detail of its engineering in its automobiles, and for the artistic manner in which the designs were executed, given the artistic nature of Ettore’s family (his father, Carlo Bugatti (1856–1940), was an important Art Nouveau furniture and jewelry designer).

The company also enjoyed great success in early Grand Prix motor racing: in 1929 a privately entered Bugatti won the first ever Monaco Grand Prix. Racing success culminated with driver Jean-Pierre Wimille winning the 24 hours of Le Mans twice (in 1937 with Robert Benoist and 1939 with Pierre Veyron).
Bugatti cars were extremely successful in racing. The little Bugatti Type 10 swept the top four positions at its first race. The 1924 Bugatti Type 35 is one of the most successful racing cars. The Type 35 was developed by Bugatti with master engineer and racing driver Jean Chassagne who also drove it in the car’s first ever Grand Prix in 1924 Lyon. Bugattis swept to victory in the Targa Florio for five years straight from 1925 through 1929. Louis Chiron held the most podiums in Bugatti cars, and the modern marque revival Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. named the 1999 Bugatti 18/3 Chiron concept car in his honour. But it was the final racing success at Le Mans that is most remembered—Jean-Pierre Wimille and Pierre Veyron won the 1939 race with just one car and meagre resources.
Bugattis are noticeably focused on design. Engine blocks were hand scraped to ensure that the surfaces were so flat that gaskets were not required for sealing, many of the exposed surfaces of the engine compartment featured guilloché (engine turned) finishes on them, and safety wires had been threaded through almost every fastener in intricately laced patterns. Rather than bolt the springs to the axles as most manufacturers did, Bugatti’s axles were forged such that the spring passed through a carefully sized opening in the axle, a much more elegant solution requiring fewer parts. He famously described his arch competitor Bentley‘s cars as “the world’s fastest lorries” for focusing on durability. According to Bugatti, “weight was the enemy”
Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. (1998–present)
Pre-Veyron
Volkswagen AG acquired the Bugatti brand in 1998. Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. commissioned Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign to produce Bugatti Automobiles’s first concept vehicle, the EB118, a coupé that debuted at the 1998 Paris Auto Show. The EB118 concept featured a 408-kilowatt (555 PS; 547 bhp), W-18 engine. After its Paris debut, the EB118 concept was shown again in 1999 at the Geneva Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show. Bugatti introduced its next concepts, the EB 218 at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show and the 18/3 Chiron at the 1999 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA).
Veyron era (2005–2015)
Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. began assembling its first regular-production vehicle, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 (the 1001 PS super car with an 8-litre W-16 engine with four turbochargers) in September 2005 at the Bugatti Molsheim, France assembly “studio”. On 23 February 2015, Bugatti sold its last Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, which was named La Finale.
Chiron era (2016–present)
The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engined, two-seated sports car, designed by Achim Anscheidt, developed as the successor to the Bugatti Veyron. The Chiron was first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 2016.
This week at the Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti is also unveiling a special edition of the Chiron: the Chiron Sport “110 ans Bugatti.” Twenty have been manufactured, and they’ve all sold for a net price of €3 million ($3.4 million).
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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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Explore 2019 Ford F-150

2019 F-150
Starting at $28,155
EPA Est. MPG City/Hwy: 19/25 2
The F-150 is engineered Built Ford Tough® to make hard tasks look easy, whether it’s working on the job or heading out on a weekend of recreation. In fact, the F-150 outperforms every other truck in its class when hauling cargo in the bed or towing a trailer.* No wonder the competition is always in a scramble to follow the leader.
*Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8′ box, 5.0L V8 4×2, Heavy-Duty Payload Package and 18″ heavy-duty wheels (not shown). Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCrew® , 6.5′ box, 3.5L EcoBoost® 4×2 and Max Trailer Tow Package (not shown). Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation
CLASS-LEADING CAPABILITY
The Ford F-150 makes tough tasks look easy, whether it’s working on the job or heading out on a weekend of recreation. F-150 outperforms every other truck in its class when hauling cargo in the bed or towing a trailer.* No wonder the competition is always in a scramble to follow the leader.

BEST-IN-CLASS CAPABILITY FOR WORK OR PLAY
The Ford F-150 makes tough tasks look easy, whether you’re working on the job or heading out on a weekend of recreation. F-150 outperforms every other truck in its class when hauling cargo in the bed or towing a trailer.* F-150 is ahead when it comes to making your life easy as well, with features available on no other half-ton pickup.* Among them: the innovative available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ and deployable box side steps. It’s no wonder, when it comes to capability and utility, the competition is always in a scramble to follow the leader, the Ford F-150.

*Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8′ box, 5.0L V8 4×2, Heavy-Duty Payload Package and 18″ heavy-duty wheels (not shown). Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCrew®, 6.5′ box, 3.5L EcoBoost® 4×2, and Max Trailer Tow Package (not shown). Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

BEST-IN-CLASS TOWING
The F-150 can tow more than any other pickup in its class, gas or diesel.* The available second-generation 3.5L EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6, at 375 horsepower and top-rated* 470 lb.-ft. of torque, has the best-in-class** conventional tow rating of 13,200 lbs. And the 3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel, rated at 250 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque, is also best in class in towing at 11,400 lbs.**

*Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.
**Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCrew®, 6.5′ box, 3.5L EcoBoost® 4×2 and Max Trailer Tow Package (not shown). Max towing on F-150 LARIAT SuperCab or SuperCrew®, 6.5’ box, 3.0L Power Stroke Diesel 4×2, Trailer Tow Package and 3.55 rear axle (not shown).
Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

BEST-IN-CLASS PAYLOAD
Reducing weight is an effective way to increase payload. And that’s a huge benefit of the F-150 body and bed built of lightweight and high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy. What results is a best-in-class* payload rating in F-150 models powered by the legendary Ford 5.0L V8. The 5.0L features the Ford port-fuel and direct-injection (PFDI) system with two injectors per cylinder — one in the air intake port, another inside the cylinder — to improve power and efficiency. Impressive power ratings are 395 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.
*Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8′ box, 5.0L V8 4×2, Heavy-Duty Payload Package and 18″ heavy-duty wheels (not shown). Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

SMART TOWING FEATURES
F-150 provides trailer sway control as a feature of the AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™) system. Standard as well as is a smart trailer tow connector that alerts to connectivity issues, lighting and battery problems. And you have these available features that make the task of towing easier:
• Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ — synchronize truck and trailer while backing up*
Dynamic hitch assist with line-of-sight guide — direct the hitch to the trailer receiver
• 8″ productivity screen — trailer information
• Factory-installed trailer brake controller — synchronize truck and trailer brakes
• BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with trailer coverage* — alerts when a vehicle is in your blind spot or alongside the trailer
*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.
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CLASS-EXCLUSIVE PRO TRAILER BACKUP ASSIST™
Backing up a trailer involves navigating two vehicles at the same time — the truck going one way and the trailer going in the opposite direction. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro at this often tricky maneuver, the available class-exclusive* Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ makes it as easy as turning a knob.** Simply rotate the knob left or right in the direction you want the trailer to go. F-150 is the first pickup to offer this breakthrough feature.
*Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.
**Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.

IN-CAB STORAGE AND FULLY FLAT LOAD FLOOR
The F-150 provides lots of places to store the assortment of things you carry inside the cab. Stow items in the door-trim panel bins and the glove box. There’s space for a laptop inside the available flow-through center console. And the SuperCab and SuperCrew® models feature a fully flat rear load floor with under-seat storage.

LED LIGHTING
Optional LED lighting is available virtually anywhere you need it. Quad-beam LED headlamps provide bright, efficient and long-lasting illumination. Class-exclusive* LED side-mirror spotlights illuminate any task at hand from just about any angle after the sun has set. LED box lighting helps you work at night and lets you see under a tonneau cover. LED trailer hitch light on the tailgate handle is included with the trailer tow packages and helps with hitching up to a trailer at night.

*Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.
LET YOUR F-150 DO THE HARD STUFF
Your F-150 is built to work hard. But that doesn’t mean you have to. That’s why the F-150 is designed to be easy to operate, whether you’re inside the cab or working out of the pickup bed. F-Series offers a broad range of features such as the available 8″ Productivity Screen, 360-degree Camera with Split-View Display, and FordPass™ Connect. So you can work smarter, more productively. What’s more, F-150 offers driver-assist technologies to help make life on the road more reassuring.

8″ LCD PRODUCTIVITY SCREEN
The available 8″ LCD productivity screen provides useful information from fuel economy to towing data, all right in front of you on the instrument cluster. You can create a customized home screen using four menu options — Trip/Fuel, Truck Info, Towing, Off-Road — and access your most frequently used screens in one place. Standard in F-150 LARIAT, King Ranch® , Platinum and Limited.

360-DEGREE CAMERA WITH SPLIT-VIEW DISPLAY
The available 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display* uses four cameras – one in the grille, tailgate, and under each of the sideview mirrors. The system enables you to see all sides of the truck by stitching the images together and displaying them on a center stack screen. It’s useful when maneuvering in tight spaces and on trails. Also helpful is the included dynamic hitch assist feature that provides a sight line to help direct your hitch ball to the trailer receiver.
*Cameras only operate at speeds under 6 miles per hour. Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL WITH STOP-AND-GO
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go Technology* lets you set a cruising speed and distance from the vehicle ahead. When activated, the stop-and-go feature automatically accelerates and brakes your truck while maintaining your preset distance. The stop-and-go technology can bring your vehicle to a complete stop in stopped traffic and resume as traffic begins to move.**

*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.
**If vehicle is stopped for more than three seconds, driver must intervene and press “RES” button or accelerator pedal to resume system operation.

BLIS® (BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM)
Available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System)* signals you in the outside mirror when a vehicle is detected in a blind spot — and provides coverage for the truck you’re driving as well as the trailer you’re towing. The cross-traffic alert feature can detect a vehicle passing behind when you’re slowly backing out of a driveway or parking place.
*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.

PRE-COLLISION ASSIST AND LANE-KEEPING SYSTEM
The Ford F-150 offers technologies to assist you in unexpected situations: (1) Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking* scans the road ahead. When a potential collision is detected, you get a visual warning on the windshield as well as an audible alert. And the brakes precharge and increase sensitivity to provide full responsiveness when you brake. If corrective action is not taken and a collision becomes imminent, the brakes can apply automatically. (2) Lane-Keeping System** vibrates the steering wheel or gives torque sensations, or both if you choose, when you drift too close to a lane marker.
*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. While Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking may be especially helpful in unexpected situations, it does not replace the driver and has limitations, including nighttime, low and harsh lighting conditions, vehicles moving in a different direction and certain weather conditions.
**Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. Lane-Keeping System does not control steering.
FORDPASS® CONNECT
With FordPass Connect, drivers and passengers can enjoy an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot. It features a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, powered by AT&T. Up to 10 devices can connect at once, and you can use FordPass to keep track of your Wi-Fi data usage. Also, you can access the hotspot from up to 50 feet outside the vehicle.

Optional feature includes complimentary 1-year subscription for remote features excluding Wi-Fi hotspot starting at vehicle sale date. Subscription subject to compatible 4G network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks may affect future functionality. Certain restrictions, 3rd-party terms, or message/data rates may apply. FordPass app compatible with select smartphone platforms. Wi-Fi hotspot includes complimentary wireless data trial beginning at AT&T activation and expiring at the end of 3 months or when 3GB of data is used, whichever comes first, but can’t extend beyond complimentary subscription period for remote features. To activate, go to www.att.com/ford.

A TOUGH PERFORMANCE TO FOLLOW
The competition isn’t catching up to the Ford F-150 anytime soon — and may never. That’s because the F-150 sets the high standards for light-duty full-size pickups with its lightweight, high-strength military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and bed. This is not aluminum in the household sense, but heat-treated and hardened aluminum alloy — the same high-grade 6000 series used in military and industrial applications. The results? Best-in-class payload and towing.* A mighty hard performance to follow.

*Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8′ box, 5.0L V8 4×2, Heavy-Duty Payload Package and 18″ heavy-duty wheels (not shown). Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCrew®, 6.5′ box, 3.5L EcoBoost® 4×2, and Max Trailer Tow Package (not shown). Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

HIGH-STRENGTH, MILITARY-GRADE, ALUMINUM-ALLOY BODY
The Ford F-150 has the only high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body in its class.* A heat-treating process is used to harden the aluminum alloy. Working with aluminum alloy allows an increase in gauge (or thickness) where needed to achieve strength without increasing weight. The lighter aluminum-alloy body and bed produce a higher power-to-weight ratio — plus maximum payload and tow ratings that are best in class.* Yet another benefit — resistance to dents.
*Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8’ box, 5.0L V8 4×2, Heavy-Duty Payload Package and 18″ heavy-duty wheels (not shown). Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCrew® , 6.5’ box, 3.5L EcoBoost® 4×2, and Max Trailer Tow Package (not shown). Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.
FULLY BOXED HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FRAME
The fully boxed frame is made of more high-strength steel (up to 78 percent) and larger cross sections than the previous-generation frame. And while stronger and more rigid, this frame is also lighter by up to 60 lbs. because many of the components are fabricated using the state-of-the-art roll-forming process that minimizes weight.

HARD-WORKING, SMART PICKUP BOX
F-150 offers not only best-in-class payload* but also a pickup bed that can be equipped to make work easier and maximize productivity. Available features include: Flexible, configurable BoxLink™ system. LED box lights. Stowable loading ramps. Integrated tailgate step with lift assist. Remote tailgate release (lock or unlock and lower the tailgate). Class-exclusive* deployable box side steps available on all cab configurations, including the SuperCrew® with 5.5-ft. pickup box. Heavy-Duty Payload Package.
*Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8′ box, 5.0L 4×2, Heavy-Duty Payload Package and 18″ heavy duty wheels (not shown). Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

F-150 OFF-ROAD
Shifting into four-wheel drive is as easy as turning a dial with the electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF) system. ESOF lets you choose two four-wheel-drive modes (4×4 low or high) as well as two-wheel drive. LARIAT, King Ranch® , Limited, Platinum and Raptor models also include automatic 4WD mode. The FX4 Off-Road Package includes electronic-locking rear differential (locks the rear axle completely for enhanced traction at both wheels), Hill Descent Control™, off-road tuned shock absorbers, skid plates, and “FX4 Off-Road” decal. Plus, the available 360-degree camera with split-view display is helpful when you’re maneuvering in tight spaces and on off-road trails.
EXTREME OFF-ROAD HANDLING
Ford engineers went all out to enable the F-150 Raptor to take on punishing terrain that would be off-limits for a conventional 4-wheeler. They chose class-exclusive* FOX live valve monotube shocks with internal bypass technology featuring an electronic solenoid valve that provides continuously variable compression damping. The Torque-On-Demand® transfer case automatically applies torque with fast responsiveness to the front or rear. The electronic-locking rear differential, when engaged, locks the axle for a firmer grip at both wheels. And the Raptor rides on BFGoodrich® All Terrain KO2 Tires. Available beadlock-capable wheels that let you air down the tires for enhanced traction.

*Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

FOX is a trademark of FOX Factory, Inc.

Torque-On-Demand® is a registered and active trademark of BorgWarner.

CLASS-EXCLUSIVE FOX LIVE VALVE MONOTUBE SHOCKS
The F-150 Raptor is outfitted with class-exclusive* FOX Live Valve monotube shocks featuring internal bypass technology to deliver superior control and maximize your off-road experience. These monotube shocks have an electronic solenoid valve engineered to provide continuously variable compression damping, so they can automatically adjust to the constantly changing conditions of demanding off-road terrain.
*Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.
FOX is a trademark of FOX Factory, Inc.
TECHNOLOGY FOR OFF-ROAD HANDLING
The F-150 Raptor employs advanced technology to help provide the degree of control required for extreme off-road travel. Its Terrain Management System™ offers seven selectable modes (Normal, Sport, Slippery, Tow/Haul, Deep Snow/Sand, Baja, and Rock Crawl). And now, the Raptor adds new Trail Control™ to its already impressive suite of tech features. Trail Control is a cruise control system for off-road terrain. You set the speed from 1 to 20 mph and the system manages acceleration and braking, sending torque and stopping force to individual wheels as needed, so you can focus on steering over the demanding terrain.

SIX-ENGINE LINEUP INCLUDING TURBO DIESEL
F-150 offers a six-engine lineup covering three configurations: naturally aspirated V6 and V8 gas powerplants with advanced twin-independent variable cam timing, turbocharged and direct-injected gas EcoBoost® V6 engines, and 3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel. Whether you drive an F-150 for work or recreation, there’s an engine delivering the performance that’s just right for you.

2.7L TURBOCHARGED ECOBOOST®
How can an engine displacing just 2.7 liters deliver a robust 325 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque? Engineer it with the Ford port-fuel and direct-injection (PFDI) system with two injectors per cylinder, dual overhead cam design with variable intake/exhaust cam timing, plus twin intercooled turbochargers for on-demand power. And the 2.7L EcoBoost® with 10-speed transmission is strong. Its upper block and cylinders are made of the same high-strength compacted graphite iron used in the Super Duty® 6.7L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel.

3.5L ECOBOOST®
The 3.5L EcoBoost® with 10-speed transmission boasts impressive power ratings of 375 horsepower and best-in-class* 470 lb.-ft. of torque, beating out all gas and diesel competitors. This engine delivers the F-150 best-in-class* tow rating too. Features include the Ford port-fuel and direct-injection (PFDI) system with two injectors per cylinder — one in the air intake port, another inside the cylinder — to increase performance. Plus twin intercooled turbos for on-demand power with virtually no lag.

*When properly configured. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

HIGH-OUTPUT 3.5L ECOBOOST®
The Baja-bred F-150 Raptor is perfectly at home on a typical paved road. But going from mild to wild on the most unforgiving terrain – now we’re in territory where the Raptor excels with its extraordinary capability, beginning with raw power. Under the unique Raptor hood is the 24-valve, 3.5L twin-turbo HO EcoBoost® with Ford port-fuel and direct-injection (PFDI) system and 10-speed automatic, generating a massive best-in-class* 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. And now, this high-output EcoBoost is the standard engine for luxury travel in the top-of-the-line F-150 Limited.

*Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

3.3L TI-VCT V6
The 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 delivers responsive performance with 290 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque. The twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) opens/closes the valves in precise duration to suit operating conditions, so power output is optimized at every point across the performance band. The 3.3L also has the Ford port-fuel and direct-injection (PFDI) system with two injectors per cylinder — one mounted in the air intake port, another inside the cylinder. The 6-speed automatic transmission has three selectable modes to suit the driving condition: Normal, Tow-Haul, and Sport.

5.0L TI-VCT V8
This legendary Ford V8 with 10-speed transmission delivers all the muscle you need plus best-in-class* payload. Experience robust 395 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, courtesy of twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT), as well as the Ford port-fuel and direct-injection (PFDI) system with two injectors per cylinder — one in the air intake port, another inside the cylinder — to increase power and efficiency. The 5.0L offers a CNG/Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package for conversion to compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane autogas.** A Snow Plow Prep Package is also available.

*When properly equipped. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.
**Vehicle will be equipped with the standard factory gasoline fuel system. This package does not include compressed natural gas/propane fuel tanks and lines, sold separately.

3.0L POWER STROKE® TURBO DIESEL
How does class leading in every diesel category sound? 11,400 lbs. towing — great news if you tow a lot for work or recreation; 1,940 lbs. payload; 250 horsepower at 3,250 rpm and 440 lb.-ft. of torque at just 1,750 rpm. Plus class-leading EPA-estimated 30 highway mpg fuel economy to go with all that muscle.*

*Max towing on F-150 LARIAT SuperCab or SuperCrew®, 6.5′ box, 3.0L Power Stroke® Diesel 4×2, Trailer Tow Package and 3.55 rear axle. Max payload on F-150 LARIAT SuperCab, 6.5′ box, 3.0L Power Stroke Diesel 4×2. EPA-estimated rating of 22 City/30 Highway/25 Combined MPG, 3.0L Power Stroke Diesel 4×2. Your mileage will vary. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

10-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
F-150 EcoBoost®, V8 and diesel engines deliver their power through an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission. Compared with the 6-speed, the 10-speed delivers improved overall performance, with enhanced acceleration at the low and mid ranges of the power band. Features include optimized wide-span gear spacing coupled with drag-reduction actions plus three overdrive gears. What’s more, you can choose from selectable modes: Normal, Tow-Haul, Snow-Wet, EcoSelect, and Sport.
F-150 Models

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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.

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VICE WHITE
BILLET
GRANITE
REDLINE
OCTANE RED
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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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Alfa Romeo Giulia wins at “Sport Auto Award 2018”

Every year the German magazine Sport Auto, asks its performance-oriented readers about their favourite models and they chose once again to reward Italian design, performance and style.

Alfa Romeo Giulia wins at "Sport Auto Award 2018"
Alfa Romeo Giulia wins at “Sport Auto Award 2018”

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, powered by a 2.9 V6 bi-turbo petrol engine delivering 375 kW (510 bhp), won the import class of the category ‘Standard Sedans/Station Wagons up to 100,000 euro’. Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce, having a 206 kW (280 bhp) turbo petrol engine 2.0 under its bonnet, was rated number one import car of the category ‘Standard Sedans/Station Wagons up to 50,000 euro’ by the readers of ‘sport auto’ magazine.

WHERE THE FUTURE OF DESIGN IS, ALFA ROMEO IS PRESENT

* * * Which are the new trends of style and design? Which future innovations will impact on our consumption and our lifestyles? Which the new business models of the industries? All this and more will be debated at the Next Design Perspectives, a conference that takes place at the Triennale of Milan, on 29 and 30 October, with the participation of designers, creatives and researchers of international reputation. Given its central theme, style and design, such an important forum could only be sponsored by Alfa Romeo. Not only all invitees will attend conferences aboard cars that represent the excellence of Italian style and design, but they’ll also see two perfect examples of that “function generated” design expressed by the aerodynamic lines of Alfa Romeo Giulia and Alfa Romeo Stelvio on display at the main entrance of the Triennale palace.
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