March, 2010 archive
Ford has announced its team up with the DUB Magazine and Roush Industries in the production of a 2011 Mustang DUB Edition. This new lineup is designed for the “new generation” of Mustang buyers.
Incidentally, the DUB edition of Ford’s Mustang will sport a Roush front fascia, lowering springs, rear-quarter covers for the windows, graphic stripes and 20-inch TIS wheels. These wheels will also be covered by Pirelli high-performance tires. The interior of the DUB edition isn’t overlooked, either. Ford said that DUB embroidered headrests will be used for the front seats.
The DUB edition Mustang will be powered by a 3.7-liter V6 which can generate up to 305 horsepower. The engine can also produce a maximum of 280 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a six-speed transmission (which is available in either automatic or manual), and a rear axle that has a 3.1 gear ratio, the new generation Mustang is definitely going to be a crowd pleaser.
Volkswagen is determined to be the leader of the pack by 2018 and that can only be done if they lead the automotive world in every possible segment including the pack of EVs and hybrids. Recently Volkswagen disclosed plans of making electric powertrains, and it is planning to expand its range of electric vehicles in the next few years.
The hybrid technology of Volkswagen is featured at the Geneva Motor Show through the Touareg Hybrid. Next year, VW will test run about 500 electric powered Golfs across the globe.
The EV onslaught of Volkswagen will muscle its way in the segment with the hybrid version of the Jetta coming to North America by 2012. Insiders also tipped us about a mini-EV that will be launched by 2013. The small car will derive inspiration from the concept car E-Up unveiled last year. The small electric car will be the first mass production EV of the brand that will be trailed by the Golf and Jetta in EV configuration. The Passat will eventually follow suit.