If you’re in the market for a subcompact crossover with funky styling but you’re finding the Nissan Juke’s appearance a bit too much, then the new Toyota C-HR might be the solution. Now in production at the Sakarya factory in Turkey where the Verso and Corolla are also being assembled, the new C-HR brings a flamboyant design to the segment and is one of those cars that will certainly stand out on the road. In order to accommodate the new model’s arrival at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey, the world’s biggest car manufacturer last year has invested approximately €350 million (about $382M) and has hired 2,000 people to get everything ready. By adding a third vehicle to the assembly lines, Toyota is boosting annual production at the Sakarya plant to 280,000 units. Besides the polarizing exterior design, the C-HR is also the first subcompact crossover to be available with a full hybrid powertrain. The eco-friendly version will be built alongside the … [Read more...] about Toyota C-HR hits the assembly line in Turkey
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Toyota introduced the production-ready C-HR in European specification last month at the Geneva Motor Show. Now, the subcompact crossover is getting ready for its trip to United States where it will be sold starting with next spring as a 2018 model year. The U.S.-bound C-HR was supposed to wear the Scion badge, but since Toyota is saying “scionara” to its youth-oriented brand, the tiny high-riding model will wear the logo with the three overlapping ellipses. Reviewed: 2018 Toyota C-HR First Drive: Boldly go While the exterior and interior design will remain essentially the same, that won’t be the case with the engine. Europeans get to pick from a turbocharged 1.2-liter with 115 horsepower (85 kilowatts) and a hybridized, 122-hp 1.8-liter. Moreover, in select countries (excluding UK), Toyota will sell the C-HR with a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter. As for the U.S. model , some are saying only a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter will be available and it will be … [Read more...] about 2018 Toyota C-HR spied in U.S. guise
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65), forward-deployed to the US 7th Fleet, conducts underway operations in the South China Sea, Jan 20, 2022. (US Navy/Handout via REUTERS) TAIPEI: Two US aircraft carrier groups have entered the disputed South China Sea for training, the Department of Defense said on Monday in what a senior commander said was to reassure allies and demonstrate resolve to "counter malign influence". The disputed waterway is one of many areas of tension between the United States and China, which claims a large swathe of the waters and has built military bases on artificial islands there. US Navy ships routinely sail close to these islands to challenge Chinese sovereignty claims, to Beijing's anger. The US Department of Defense said the two US Navy Carrier Strike Groups, led by their flagships USS Carl Vinson and USS Abraham Lincoln, had begun operations in the South China Sea on Sunday. The carrier groups will carry out exercises … [Read more...] about 2 US carriers enter S. China Sea to ‘counter malign influence’
Ola Electric has announced a fresh investment of $200 million (approx. ₹ 1490 crore) from Tekne Private Ventures, Alpine Opportunity Fund, Edelweiss and others. The company says the fresh round of funding values the company at $5 billion. The electric two-wheeler had previously raised a similar amount from Falcon Edge, Softbank and others in September last year. At the time, the company was valued at $3 billion. Over the last couple of months, the company launched its S1 Pro electric scooter in the market, commenced production and deliveries of the same to customers. Also Read: Ola Electric CEO Announces 'Free Upgrade' For Ola S1 Customers The 500-acre Ola Electric facility promises to have an all-women workforce of 10,000 when operations begin in full swing Speaking on the development, Bhavish Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Ola said "Ola Electric is creating India's EV revolution and is driving cutting edge manufacturing from India for the entire world. With Ola S1, the … [Read more...] about Ola Electric Raises A Fresh Investment Of $200 Million, Raises Evaluation To $5 Billion
The kind of seat upholstery you choose to go for determines the interior look of your car, and therefore, weighing the pros and cons of both kinds, i.e., leather and leatherette are crucial for deciding which option does the job for you. Seat covers made out of different materials such as Fabric and Velvet are available, but the real competition lies between Leather and Leatherette. The most common variance between the two forms of upholstery is the naturally-occurring material cowhide and the artificially-made material faux leather. Leatherette can be defined as a synthetic surface that is manufactured using plastic as well as vinyl. It replicates both the appearance and the feel of actual leather. Let's take a closer look at leather vs leatherette car seats – Photo Credit: unsplash.com LEATHER CAR SEAT COVERS Photo Credit: unsplash.com Leather is a material that is manufactured by using an animal's preserved skin. Tanned leather skins are used to manufacture … [Read more...] about The Major Differences Between Leather and Leatherette Seats
Drivers around the world have been involved in long-drawn arguments over whether to use air or Nitrogen in their car tyres. Undecided, if you have turned to social media, it hasn't been of any concrete help, for sure. Claims for both sides are made and there is no right answer. Well, we are here to put an end to this debate and give you one right answer. Photo Credit: unsplash.com Air In Tyres Motorists have preferred normal, everyday air forever and have not complained. Compressed air is available easily and literally costs nothing. These air-filling ports can often be seen at petrol pumps across the country, offering air free of cost. Photo Credit: unsplash.com Advantages: Easily available Cheap Disadvantages: Can leak out Oxidising tyres, leading to tyre-wear Temperature affects tyre pressure Nitrogen In Tyres The purest form of Nitrogen is non-combustible, non-reactive inert gas and has been used in aircrafts, commercial vehicles, and … [Read more...] about Nitrogen VS Air | Which Is Better For Your Car Tyres?
Customised car number plates are quite the trend today and people are willing to shell out huge amounts of money just to get their favourite number or series of numbers on their car number plates. You may have heard about number plates costing at least several lakhs but you will not believe how much the most expensive number plate in the world costs… a whopping INR 132 crores! The F1 number plate is quite popular and desired amongst the people of the United Kingdom. Gracing cars only for a limited duration, the number plate has been on some very expensive cars, like Bugatti Veyron and Mercedes-McLaren SLR. Car enthusiasts, in particular, love the F1 number plate as it denotes Formula 1, one of the most famous motorsports in the world. The value of the F1 number plate is very high since the UK government only allows 1 to be in circulation with no other initials or digits on it. This fact has also made this number plate one of the shortest vehicle registration numbers in the … [Read more...] about World’s Most Expensive Car Number Plate
The demand for CNG cars is growing. People prefer these cars as they help reduce the carbon footprint and are also easy on the pocket. However, you should know that these cars are tricky to maintain. Let's look at some CNG car maintenance and care tips! Checking the Spark Plug Do you know that CNG cars use a different type of spark plug? You should check up on which spark plug does the duty in your CNG vehicle. Moreover, changing the CNG spark plugs every six months, or 10,000 km, would be best. Photo Credit: unsplash.com Cleaning the Air Filters Driving a car with a dirty air filter can reduce the gas mileage of your CNG car. As a result, we suggest you keep an eye on the air filters and clean it as necessary. Throttle Body Maintenance Like the air filters and the rest of the car parts, the throttle bodies also need cleaning. Cleaning the throttle body will give you a smooth air intake operation. Replacing the CNG Reducer Filter Cartridge CNG filters are … [Read more...] about 9 CNG Car Maintenance Tips That You Should Know!
Driving with a broken windshield is hazardous. Replacing a damaged windshield is a no-brainer, but the astronomical costs can set you back by a whopping amount. If you are looking for ways to save up on windshield repair, you've come to the right place. This step-by-step guide to replacing your windshield is fool-proof and incredibly easy. Let's get started! Photo Credit: unsplash.com Buy a Replacement Many sites sell replacement windshields online. If the cost of a new windshield is beyond your budget, you can also opt for a used one. Make sure that you pick the right windshield according to your car model. You can also take the help of a professional to find the perfect match for a replacement windshield. Detach the Wipers In step 2, you have first to remove the windshield wipers. Before you try to remove the windshield, it is evident that you'll need to detach the wipers. To remove the wipers, you need to remove the trim and unscrew the bolts attached to the … [Read more...] about Replace Your Own Windshield in Seven Steps