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FORD ESCAPE HYBRID – A Generation of Hybrid Automobiles

The Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid are the gasoline-electric hybrid powered versions that launched in the U.S. in 2004 for the 2005 model year. Built in Kansas City, Missouri, it was the first hybrid SUV to hit the market. The Ford Escape Hybrid was the first American-built hybrid and the first hybrid vehicle […]

Comparison of Toyota Hybrids

By the end of 2006 there were about 15 hybrid vehicles from various car makers available in the U.S. By May 2007 Toyota sold its first million hybrids and had sold a total of two million hybrids at the end of August 2009. Below is a comparison of the Toyota hybrid models.   Features Prius […]

TOYOTA PRIUS – An Hybrid Generation of Automobiles

The Toyota Prius is a full hybrid electric automobile developed by Toyota and manufactured by the company since 1997. Initially offered as a 4-door sedan, it has been produced only as a 5-door hatchback since 2003. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) rate the Prius as among the cleanest vehicles […]

Hybrid Vehicles – An Automobile for Fuel Consumption and Emissions Reduction

The hybrid vehicle typically achieves greater fuel economy and lower emissions than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs), resulting in fewer emissions being generated. These savings are primarily achieved by three elements of a typical hybrid design: Relying on both the engine and the electric motors for peak power needs, resulting in a smaller engine […]

Toyota, Mazda, and Denso to Collaborate on Electric Vehicles

Toyota, Mazda, and major Japanese supplier Denso have announced that they will jointly develop basic structural technologies for electric vehicles and establish a new company as part of the collaboration. Called EV C.A. Spirit Corporation, the company will have engineers from all three companies working to develop basic EV structural tech for a wide variety […]

Hybrid Vehicle : An en-vogue generation of automobile

Having researched and meditated on the world of automobile, I discovered that Hybrid vehicle is becoming dominant amidst automobiles. The essence of this is its newest technology, multi-tasking, flexibility etc. A hybrid vehicle uses two or more distinct types of power, such as internal combustion engine to drive an electric generator that powers an electric […]

2017 Mazda CX-5 AWD Long-Term Arrival

Sales usually taper off toward the end of a car’s life cycle. Vehicles tend to be outdone by newer and more updated competitors, or buyers will wait a few months for the inevitable successor. Not the CX-5.  It has been Mazda’s best-selling vehicle two years in a row (2015 and 2016), and December 2016 was […]

Effects of Car Pollutants on the Environment

Car pollutants cause immediate and long-term effects on the environment. Car exhausts emit a wide range of gases and solid matter, causing global warming, acid rain, and harming the environment and human health. Engine noise and fuel spills also cause pollution. Cars, trucks and other forms of transportation are the single largest contributor to air […]

Understanding Hybrid Electric Vehicle

A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is a type of hybrid vehicle and electric vehicle that combines a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) system with an electric propulsion system (hybrid vehicle drive-train). The presence of the electric power-train is intended to achieve either better fuel economy than a conventional vehicle or better performance. There is a […]

2017 New Car Buying Guide editors review the latest cars, minivans, SUVs and trucks every year and compare them with the competition. After expert analysis, our editors prepare buying guides that recommend the leading models in every vehicle segment, from convertibles to hybrids. These buying guides are meant to help you learn which models are class standouts before you […]

Massilia Motors offers 25% discount on full body Paint

  FRONT-LINE automobile  distributor in Nigeria, Massilia Motors, has announced a whopping 25 per cent discount for full body paint of all brands and models of vehicles in its ultra modern workshops in Lagos and Abuja. The new promotion, tagged New Look Promo, kicks off from October 9, and ends on October 31, 2017. The […]

What is the difference between 4WD and AWD?

4WD Four-wheel drive, also called 4×4 (“four by four”) or 4WD refers to type of a vehicle, specifically one with its drivetrain capable of providing torque to all wheel ends of a two-axled vehicle simultaneously. It may be full-time, or on-demand, and is typically linked via a transfer case which provides an additional output drive-shaft, […]

How can I identify between petrol cars and diesel cars?

Definitely easiest and fastest way to find out if you don’t see badge behind car, is to simply look at dashboard tachometer. RPM range you see will tell you difference. Car can be turned off. Notice redline at almost 6000 RPM. So far every petrol tachometer I have seen, not even one of them have redline below 5000 […]

How to Decide Between Manual and Automatic Transmission

There are a lot of decisions that have to be made when buying a new car. Everything from choosing a make, model, and trim level to deciding if upgrading the stereo is worth the extra money. One of the biggest decisions you will have to make is whether you prefer a manual or automatic transmission. […]

What You Should Know Before Buying Crossovers

Midsize and large crossovers are the fastest growing segment in the industry, providing reasonable efficiency while their larger bodies – relative to traditional sedans and wagons – supply spacious interiors with room for both people and their things. As a category, crossovers span all size and price points. Relatively new subcompacts (Jeep Renegade, Honda HR-V […]

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