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lunes, septiembre 30, 2013

Mazda Motor de México lanzará llamado a revisión voluntario para su modelo Mazda6 (2009-2013)



Mazda Motor de México lanzará llamado a revisión voluntario para su modelo Mazda6 (2009-2013)

México, D.F., (30 de septiembre) - Mazda North America Operations (MNAO) reportó a la National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) una posible pérdida de torque (aflojamiento) de los tornillos de sujeción de las cerraduras de las puertas de su sedán Mazda6 año modelo 2009 a 2013.

En algunos vehículos Mazda6 de los modelos mencionados y que se encuentran dentro de los años modelo señalados anteriormente existe la posibilidad de que los tornillos de sujeción de las cerraduras de las puertas se aflojen durante el uso del vehículo.

En el remoto caso de que los tres tornillos de sujeción de la cerradura se aflojaran demasiado, el mecanismo de la cerradura pudiera no acoplarse adecuadamente al cierre de la puerta y la luz de advertencia de puerta abierta del vehículo se encendería.


Si el conductor hiciera caso omiso de la luz de advertencia de puerta abierta, en caso extremo, se podrían perder los tres tornillos de sujeción de la cerradura de alguna puerta y llegar a abrirse mientras el vehículo se encuentra en movimiento.

Por su parte, Mazda Motor de México lanzará en octubre una campaña de servicio proactiva a través de su red de distribuidores y del Centro de Atención a Clientes (CAC), para invitar a los propietarios de Mazda6 año modelo 2009 a 2013 a acudir a su distribuidor Mazda más cercano.

En México, se contempla un total de 12,163 vehículos. Hasta la fecha, no se ha tenido ningún reporte al respecto.

La revisión y ajuste de los tornillos de sujeción tomará un tiempo máximo de 30 minutos, sin costo alguno para los clientes.

Nissan entre las 65 Mejores Marcas Globales de 2013, por Interbrand.




Nissan entre las 65 Mejores Marcas Globales de 2013, por Interbrand.

.:. Nissan escala a la posición 65 en el estudio de Interbrand, en comparación del lugar
73 obtenido el año pasado.
.:. El valor de la marca Nissan incrementa 25 por ciento a $6,203 millones de dólares.


YOKOHAMA, Japón (30 de septiembre de 2013) – Nissan ha sido nombrada una de las marcas más valiosas en 2013 de acuerdo con Interbrand, el líder mundial de consultoría de marca. En el estudio “Las Mejores Marcas Globales” publicado el día de hoy, Nissan se colocó en el lugar 65, escalando de la posición 73 en 2012.



La consultora líder de marca destacó el liderazgo en movilidad cero emisiones de Nissan, así como el lanzamiento de los vehículos marcados con la insignia Nissan Motorsports (NISMO) alrededor del mundo, además de señalar que la marca resuena con una amplia gama de clientes en el mundo. El valor de la marca Nissan fue estimado en $6,203 millones de dólares, un incremento del valor del año pasado de $5,000 millones.

El estudio sigue al nombramiento de Nissan en el pasado mes de junio como una de las marcas más verdes del mundo en 2013 dentro del reporte “Las Mejores Marcas Globales Verdes” de Interbrand. Nissan LEAF es, por mucho, el vehículo 100 por ciento eléctrico más vendido del mundo, haciendo de la compañía un líder en materia de movilidad cero emisiones. Nissan se colocó en el quinto lugar de 50 marcas en dicho reporte.



“El poder de nuestra marca es un pilar central de nuestro plan estratégico Nissan Power 88, que significa que es esencial para nuestro plan de crecimiento”, dijo Roel de-Vries, vicepresidente corporativo y líder mundial de Marketing, Marca y Comunicaciones de Nissan.

“Este listado demuestra que estamos en el camino de alcanzar las ambiciosas metas que establecimos en nuestro plan de negocios a mediano plazo.” El estudio “Las Mejores Marcas Globales” es el reporte anual de Interbrand sobre las marcas más valiosas. La metodología de Interbrand examina la inversión actual y la gestión de la marca como un activo del negocio, teniendo en cuenta el desempeño financiero, el rol de la marca en el proceso de decisión de compra y la fortaleza de marca.

En el estudio de este año, Interbrand destacó el acercamiento global multi-canal de Nissan con un mensaje consistente de innovación, que dijo es el ADN de la marca. El reporte resaltó que la demanda de Nissan LEAF continúa creciendo y que la solidez del compromiso de los clientes ayudará a Nissan a cumplir sus agresivos objetivos de negocio, construir lealtad y emocionar a más audiencias.


Interbrand’s 2013 Best Global Brands

Para más información del estudio “Las Mejores Marcas Globales” de Interbrand 2013, por favor visita: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/2013/Best-Global-Brands-2013.aspx 



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Toyota Chairman Takechi Uchiyamada, Father of the Prius, Foresees Long Run for Hybrids



Toyota Chairman Takechi Uchiyamada, Father of the Prius, Foresees Long Run for Hybrids
Calls On Industry to Reach 5 Million Units by End of 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 30, 2013 — Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada predicted today that hybrid vehicles will play a larger role in the future development of automotive propulsion systems than widely recognized. Takechi Uchiyamada, in remarks before the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., said that hybrids retain key advantages that will continue to make them popular with consumers. “Some people say hybrid vehicles such as the Prius are only a bridge to the future. But we think it could be a long bridge and a very sturdy one,” Uchiyamada said. “There are many more gains we can achieve with hybrids.”

Toyota is working on the fourth generation of the Prius. “In each of the previous moves to a new generation, we achieved a 10 percent increase in mileage per gallon,” Uchiyamada said. “We are committed to beating that record this time.”

Toyota offers more types of hybrids than any other manufacturer. As of March, it had sold 5 million hybrid vehicles around the world. And the Prius alone hit a cumulative level of 3 million sales globally in June. But the auto industry will need to strive even harder to achieve ambitious mileage standards established by the Obama Administration. “Today I wish to call on the industry to sell 5 million hybrids in the U.S. by the end of 2016,” Uchiyamada said: “It’s only when we put ourselves under the same kind of intense pressure we faced in developing the Prius that we can achieve great goals. That’s what it takes. I want our industry to achieve this goal.”

Over the longer term, Uchiyamada said he was particularly excited by a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle the company is developing, which will have zero tail pipe emissions. Without the issues of driving range and charging time that electric vehicles have, “I personally expect a lot from this hydrogen fuel cell technology,” he said. “Perhaps 15 years from now, we can meet again here in Washington and we will know exactly which system has prevailed,” he added.

In other remarks, Uchiyamada said: --Some manufacturers are announcing vehicles that will be completely autonomous but Toyota believes new technologies, such as sensors that can apply brakes or control steering, should be added carefully and in stages. Toyota embraces the goal of zero highway fatalities but believes drivers may need to remain in control of their vehicles for the foreseeable future. --More industry-government cooperation is necessary to allow the creation of Intelligent Transportation Systems in which cars can communicate with each other and with the transportation infrastructure to prevent accidents, ease congestion and reduce emissions. Takechi Uchiyamada became chairman earlier this year, succeeding Fujio Cho.



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viernes, septiembre 27, 2013

Design details - Volvo S60

MOKKA by STEINMETZ





MOKKA by STEINMETZ 

With the new MOKKA, there's now an Opel at home in the SUV segment. A commanding seating position and powerful design inspire both the drivers and the Steinmetz team.


The SUV segment is also home to individualists who see their car not just as a means of transport from A to B but also as a source of pleasure, and want to stand out from the crowd. So we at STEINMETZ have developed a package for both robust use and for driving up to a hotel.


The external appearance is enhanced by a matt black front bar and the characteristic Steinmetz front grille in honeycomb design. These two changes to the front give the Opel MOKKA by STEINMETZ an even more striking "face“ for anyone spotting it in the rearview mirror or parked on the road. To enhance the side view and give easier access, matt black side steps have been developed to match the front bar. The decor set with the Steinmetz logo for the side is available in silver or black. The rear can be equipped either with a right-side silencer or with a right/left exhaust system.


A lower centre of gravity, reduced roll tendency and sporting handling are the attributes of the Steinmetz lowering which also harmonises with the FlexRide suspension. Lowered by around 25 mm, the Steinmetz kit combines everyday suitability with unchanged comfort, and also ensures more comfortable access.


Tailor-made for the MOKKA are the 8.5 x 19" ET39 ST10 alloys in Bicolor by STEINMETZ which come with 225/45 R19 tyres. The classic Steinmetz design with two dishes between the partially open five spokes perfectly fills the wheelarches on the MOKKA by Steinmetz while giving a clear view of the brake system, the temperature balance of which also benefits from the wheel design. 


Neat lines and an inwardly curved wheel holder, with the semicircular inlet Steinmetz logo over the three-dimensional hub cap, are further attributes of the sporting ST 10 by Steinmetz. Despite the beefy look, the wheels can be fitted with no changes to the bodywork and are therefore also first choice for fleet or leasing vehicles for example.
Steinmetz Opel Tuning recommends tyres by Continental and Michelin.


Highlight accents are set by the door handle surrounds, mirror caps and the loading edge trim of polished stainless steel. Embroidered foot mats by Steinmetz decorate the interior.

All components have the necessary certification or ABE and are produced in OEM quality.


Steinmetz components available for the MOKKA at a glance: 

·         Exhaust system
·         Rear silencer
·         Front grill
·         Lowering
·         ST10 alloy wheels 8.5 x 19“
·         4-piece foot mat set
·         Matt black front bar
·         Matt back side step
·         Steinmetz logo
·         Door handle surrounds, chromed stainless steel
·         ST10 complete wheel set with 225/45 R 19
·         Door handle surrounds
·         Stainless steel mirror caps
·         Steinmetz emblem chrome
·         Steinmetz sticker set


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Citroen DS5 Production Begins in China // 雪铁龙DS5在中国开始生产





DS TAKES A FURTHER STEP FORWARD IN CHINA AS LOCAL DS5 PRODUCTION BEGINS

The DS brand is consolidating its activity in China with the market launch of its flagship DS5 model, produced locally in Shenzhen. PSA Peugeot Citroën and its partner Changan are inaugurating a new production plant in the megalopolis of more than 12 million inhabitants. The site will initially be dedicated to the production of the DS5. Launched in 2012, the DS5 proposes a new take on the premium segment.





Designed to meet the expectations of the worldwide market, the DS5 is a bold and elegant car featuring a unique, cockpit-inspired driver’s station for intense on-road thrills. In addition to Sochaux, France, the DS5 is now produced in China, helping to speed the growth of the DS brand on the world’s largest automobile market and the second-largest market for premium models.




The brand’s growth will also be fuelled by:
DS is a brand in China. Just 15 months after launch, it already has a line of vehicles, a network and dedicated staff. With the commercial launch of the DS5 produced locally in Shenzhen, DS is further accelerating its offensive on the world’s second-largest premium-car market.




To make the launch a success, who could make a better ambassador in China for this model than French actress Sophie Marceau ? She is one of the most famous and popular artists in the country, an embodiment of charm, class and elegance “à la française” just like the DS5, a network that will total 50 DS Stores covering 40 of China’s major cities by the end of the year. DS Store showrooms will host all of the models in the DS line, namely the DS3, DS3 Cabrio, DS4 and DS5. Customers belong to the latest generation of the modern Chinese elite, who are looking for the fresh offer in the premium segment provided by DS, an innovative offer of services personalised for every customer, unmatched worldwide.





DS World, the DS brand’s first ever institutional showcase in the world, inaugurated last spring on Nanjing Road, the most prestigious thoroughfare in Shanghai. DS World invites its visitors to discover a world inspired by the finest in French luxury and the heritage of thelegendary 1955 DS, a high-profile communications campaign, starring Sophie Marceau as the DS5’s ambassador in China.



The DS brand may already be well placed to ramp up its development in China, but its ambitions do not stop there, since two more locally produced models – a three-box saloon and an SUV – will be launched in the C segment in 2014.



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jueves, septiembre 26, 2013

Yutaka Katayama Birthday - Congratulations Mr. K 104 years


Meet Mr. K
Yutaka Katayama
The Father of the Z Car

Renown as Nissan's founding father in America, Yutaka Katayama is responsible for the success of Datsun in North America. The man known to all as Mr. K is considered the father of the Z- car for his involvement in developing a sports car for the US market that became the Datsun 240Z. He
also helped build Nissan’s storied reputation in motorsports, having pushed for racing programs that built a strong following. Yutaka Katayama, Mr. K, is the one that made it all happen.

Yutaka Katayama was born Yutaka Asoh on September 15, 1909. He married Masako Katayama in 1937. Since she had no brothers to carry on the family name and he had two brothers to carry on the Asoh name, he decided to take on her family name, Katayama.

Young Yutaka’s father had several automobiles prior to World War II, so the boy grew up around classic cars. After the war ended Yutaka had a deep desire to find a classic car; some say he became obsessed with finding one. He loved cars so much that in 1951 he started the first Japanese car club after the war; it was called the Sports Car Club of Japan.

Mr. K went to work for Nissan in 1935 right after graduating from Keio University. He was not an engineer or a designer. He didn’t work on the assembly lines. However, his influence helped to transform an automobile manufacturer from being viewed as a joke, to being known as a reliable and powerful international icon of the automobile industry. Yutaka wanted more than anything to see Datsun succeed. He was not one to care for unions; in fact several times he was asked to run for union office and he refused. His refusal caused him problems throughout his career but he never let it slow him down. He wanted to build and drive cars, not unions.

In 1958 Yutaka read about a 10,000-mile race over rugged terrain in Australia. He knew Nissans were tough, and he believed they would be perfect for this race. After much resistance, a Datsun was placed in the race. Everyone was amazed (except Yutaka) that the Datsun won the race. Mr. K returned home a hero to a land that was starving for attention from the automotive industry.

Nissan began thinking more about exporting cars internationally. In 1960, Nissan sent Yutaka to the United States to do market research. When he returned to Japan, he convinced Nissan to set up an operation in California. They chose Yutaka Katayama to oversee it. He became known as a rebel in many circles because of his anti-union stance; at that time, standing-up for the worker and standing with the unions were strong principles. Although being sent to the United States may have been partially as an exile, he took the move as a reward for his ideas instead; and it was something that he would use to make Datsun a success.


In 1925 when Yutaka was about 16 years old, he saw a 1918 Smith Motor Wheel (Briggs & Stratton bought this company in 1920). The young Yutaka never forgot what he has always referred to as “the Buggy.” It was a single

cylinder one horse-powered buggy. “Since seeing this, I envisioned a lightweight, two-seater sport vehicle. When the Buggy started it went bop-bop-bop and a cloud of blue smoke went up.” Twenty-five years later in 1950 Yutaka was working for Nissan. On the side he had a supplier assisting him in building his car. It was built on a Buggy platform. The Flying Feather was built in secret on the second floor in a private location. The problem was, when it was completed, they had to have a crane go through the wall, pick up the Flying Feather and lower it to the ground.


Once Yutaka showed Nissan what he had designed, they built 300 of them. Still Yutaka was not completely satisfied with the design. In 1967 he took his design to Yamaha’s design department. Yutaka’s design did not have the body sitting on a frame as Yamaha was doing; Yutaka’s design had the body on a Buggy-style platform. Yamaha had no idea what to do with this design, so they took it to Toyota. Toyota took a shot at it and handcrafted the Toyota 2000GT. Only about 300 of these were made and only 30 made it to the United States.


The GT was used for racing and it soon failed due to the difficulty of getting in and out of the car. Yutaka once again went in secret and began having his design redrafted. This time he had Nissan’s designer, Yoshihiko Matsuo, working with him. Mr. Matsuo had perfectly designed Yutaka’s two-seater sports vehicle, and the Datsun 240Z was born.

By 1969 Mr. K was the President of Nissan Motors USA. At the introduction of the new Datsun 240Z he said, "The 240Z represents the imaginative spirit of Nissan, and was designed to please a demanding taste that is strictly American. It meets all the requirements of sports-minded drivers, fulfilling their desire for superb styling, power and safety, and provides them with the most thrilling and enjoyable ride available in any car."

Yutaka did not stop pushing for success once the 240Z was introduced. Unlike other automotive executives at the time, Katayama was out among the people, talking with them on planes and in airports, finding out what made them buy cars. He was obsessive about providing exemplary service to Nissan's customers. He believed that, "A car sale doesn't stop at payment or delivery; that is simply the beginning." Johnnie Gable, Mr. K's personal secretary to this day says, “His success should be attributed almost solely to his love for people.”

Due to Yutaka Katayama’s drive for perfection, his love of cars and of people, Datsun became a giant in the automotive industry, enjoying huge success in the United States. Yutaka’s success in the United States led to a challenge in his relationship with Nissan headquarters in Japan. In 1977, Nissan retired Yutaka Katayama to his dismay. In 1984 the Nissan Corporation began phasing out the Datsun name on all of its vehicles, replacing it with the corporate name NISSAN.

Yet to this day, Yutaka still promotes the Nissan product. In 1998 at the age of 89, Mr. K was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame. In addition, he was recently inducted into the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame at the age of 99. In this picture Mr. K is reunited at the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame ceremony with Yoshihiko Matsuo, lead designer on the 240Z project.


Johnnie Gable, Mr. K's former personal assistant, recalls, “When Mr. K retired in 1977 and moved back to Japan, he gave me his personal, yellow Z car.” Today, Johnnie still owns that car and can be seen at many events in southern California. 


The legacy of Mr. K lives on through all the Datsun owners and the websites that help to keep the Datsun heritage alive. To capture all of who Mr. K is would take volumes to publish. Perhaps some day a full length motion picture will be made. Until such a time, you can try to get a copy of the book he’s written: Mr. K and The Z Car.

On September 15, 2009 when Mr. K turned 100 years old, there were centennial birthday celebrations going on all over the United States and Japan commemorating the father of the Z Car. On September 19th of the same year, a Commemorative Car Show was held at the former Datsun Heritage Museum in Southern California.

Mr. K, a friend of the Southern California Datsun Roadster Owners Club, signed dash plaques in 2010 commemorating the 10-year anniversary of keeping the Datsun legacy alive. Today he lives in Japan and maintains his love of the Datsun. Mr. K hopes many will continue to promote the Datsun legacy for years to come.


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ZVW30 Prius Car Audio y varios acústicos // トヨタ ZVW30 プリウス カーオーディオ&色々 音響車

Seguridad Prius iluminación LED interbloqueo, Parpadeo, Intimidación // プリウス セキュリティ連動LED点灯・点滅・威嚇




New 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD Delivers Best Pursuit-rated



New 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD Delivers Best Pursuit-rated Performance and Fastest-ever AWD Lap Time During Its First Police Vehicle Evaluation Tests 

.:. New Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD records fastest lap time during Michigan State Police’s 2014 Vehicle Evaluation Test (1:33.85)
.:. With the fastest average lap time (1:34.75) at Grattan Raceway, Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD showcases the best combination of acceleration, braking, handling and dynamics 
.:. Fastest-ever AWD pursuit-rated sedan complements the all-time lap record held by the 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit V-8 rear-wheel-drive (RWD) model (1:33.70)
.:. Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD features the most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system in the segment, delivering maximum all-weather traction and fuel-efficiency
.:. Best-in-class braking on Charger Pursuit V-8: new high-performance brake system with larger diameter front rotors and larger swept area increases stopping performance (late availability)


Auburn Hills, Mich. , Sep 26, 2013 - Designed and engineered to be America’s high-performance all-season police vehicle, the new 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD continues to build on the rearwheel-drive model’s performance legacy — achieving the fastest lap time ever recorded (1:33.85) for an all-wheel-drive test sedan — at Michigan State Police’s (MSP) annual Police Vehicle Evaluation earlier this week at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Mich.

“With the record-holding rear-wheel drive Dodge Charger Pursuit and now the fastest-ever recorded all-wheel drive model, Chrysler Group offers those who protect and serve us with the best pursuitrated sedans in the business,” said Peter Grady, Vice President of Network Development and Fleet, Chrysler Group LLC. “And with the only test cars achieving lap times less than 1:34, Dodge Charger Pursuit highlights the segment’s best combination of world-class technology, acceleration, braking, handling and dynamics.”


.:. Most-advanced AWD System for Tactical Pursuit-rated Performance and Efficiency 
The new 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD takes the lap record-holding rear-wheel drive (RWD) model’s 370 horsepower HEMI ® V-8 design and integrates the most advanced AWD system in the segment, delivering maximum all-weather traction and fuel-efficiency.

With its segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system, the new Dodge Charger Pursuit’s AWD seamlessly transitions between RWD and AWD with no driver intervention. When AWD is not required, the system automatically disconnects the front axle to maximize fuel economy while still providing the outstanding performance and handling inherent in rear-wheel-drive vehicles.

Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD will be made available to law enforcement customers in the Spring of 2014 through Chrysler Group’s Fleet Operations.  


.:. Feedback from the field improves the 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit 
With input from law enforcement officials and Dodge brand’s Police Advisory Board, the 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit V-8 and V-6 models continue to add improvements to meet the high expectations and performance needs of the people who protect us. Improvements for 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit lineup include: 

° New Charger Pursuit V-8 AWD model with segment-exclusive active transfer case and frontaxle disconnect for maximum all-season traction and efficiency (late availability)
° Best-in-class stopping power (60-0 mph in less than 127 feet) with Dodge Charger Pursuit V-8 and new high-performance brake system (late availability)
~ Larger 14.5-inch front rotors (up from 13.6-inch) 
~Front-caliper swept area increased to 388 sq.in. from 289 sq.in.
~Rear-caliper swept area increased to 296 sq.in. from 291 sq.in.
° Police-specific Secure Park, which prevents idling vehicle from being driven without key fob
present in the vehicle
° Revised rear fascia and robust exhaust tips to further enhance the “pursuit” capability of the
Charger when crossing highway medians
° New camber link change to the rear suspension to further enhance high-speed and aggressive
braking performance
° Upgraded fuel pump for added durability
° Variable-displacement air conditioner compressor for added efficiency
° Factory-installed Mopar horizontal or vertical vinyl graphics for customer convenience
° ParkSense rear-park assist now available


.:.About the 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit
The 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit features two uncompromised, high-performance engines that deliver world-class levels of power, refinement, technology and fuel efficiency. And new for 2014, Dodge Charger Pursuit V-8 now offers the most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system in the segment, delivering maximum all-weather traction and fuel-efficiency.

Delivering best-in-class power and achieving the fastest-ever lap time at Michigan State Police’s (MSP) Vehicle Evaluation Test for the 2012 model year (1:33.70) at Grattan Raceway in Michigan – the Dodge Charger Pursuit V-8 (RWD) with its legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine unleashes 370 horsepower, 390 lb.-ft. of torque, 0-to-60 mph in less than 6 seconds and up to 25 highway mpg with innovative four-cylinder mode Fuel Saver Technology. Additionally, the Dodge Charger Pursuit V-6 features an aluminum 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivering 292 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, E-85 flex-fuel capability and up to 27 highway mpg.


With superior ride and handling, the Dodge Charger Pursuit features Chrysler Group’s secondgeneration large car rear-wheel-drive architecture with performance-tuned suspension, load-leveling NIVOMAT shocks, heavy-duty anti-lock vented-disc brakes (ABS), front- and rear-stabilizer bars, 18-inch performance tires on steel wheels and two-mode Electronic Stability Control (ESC).

Developed with the guidance of the brand’s Police Advisory Board, the Dodge Charger Pursuit features a mobile-command interior with unique features, including a Vehicle Systems Interface Module for easy equipment integration, heavy-duty police-duty front seats and column-mounted shifter with Auto Stick.


In addition to its Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) “Top Safety Pick,” the Dodge Charger Pursuit surrounds the heroic men and women who protect with uncompromising safety and security equipment, including standard advanced multi-stage driver and front-passenger air bags, seatmounted side-thorax air bags, supplemental side-curtain air bags for front and rear outboard passengers and driver’s knee bag.

The 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit is manufactured at Chrysler Group LLC’s Brampton, Ontario, assembly plant and available through Chrysler Group’s Fleet Operations www.fleet.chrysler.com 



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miércoles, septiembre 25, 2013

McLaren Documentary 2011

2013 STCC Race 8: Double victory for Volvo Polestar Racing in the STCC finale

Nissan LEAF al rescate de Europa y Japón



Nissan LEAF al rescate de Europa y Japón

• Los equipos de aplicación de la ley y de respuesta a emergencias en Portugal, Francia, Reino Unido y Suiza adoptaron al vehículo eléctrico más vendido del mundo para salvar el medio ambiente y ahorrar dinero
• En Japón, el conducir un Nissan LEAF contribuye a la conservación de un bosque con un área equivalente a 60 canchas de tenis.

ROLLE, Suiza (25 de septiembre de 2013) – Los cuerpos policiacos, de bomberos y médicos alrededor de Europa están adoptando al Nissan LEAF, el vehículo eléctrico más popular del mundo, como el auto de apoyo clave para emergencias. Los servicios de emergencia en Portugal, Francia, Reino Unido y Suiza han desplegado LEAFs como vehículos de soporte para la comunidad, con otros países ya considerando hacer el cambio a energía eléctrica en 2013. 

Jean-Pierre Diernaz, director de Vehículos Eléctricos en Europa, dijo “Quienes responden primero a las emergencias y las comunidades que aseguran el cumplimiento de la ley confían plenamente en sus vehículos. El hecho que muchas fuerzas alrededor de Europa estén eligiendo Nissan LEAF para los roles de apoyo a la comunidad, muestra cuán significativas se han convertido las cero emisiones y los bajos costos de operación (combustible y mantenimiento). A la vez que ayuda a cuidar el medio ambiente, reduce en gran medida las cuentas por combustible, lo cual significa que una flotilla de Nissan LEAFs puede hacer una seria contribución de trasfondo, generando ahorros en el presupuesto que pueden ser reinvertidos en apoyos a las comunidades a las cuales sirven.”

Oportunamente, Sylvie Lailler, enfermera de la comunidad francesa, compró en junio el Nissan LEAF número 10,000 en Europa desde que comenzaron sus ventas en marzo de 2011. Ella usa su LEAF para hacer visitas diarias hasta los hogares de pacientes de edad avanzada cerca del noroeste de París.

La primera fuerza en el mundo en volverse eléctrica fue la Policía de Seguridad Pública (PSP) de Portugal, quien ha estado operando ocho Nissan LEAFs como parte de su “Programa de Escuela Segura” durante el último año. Equipado con luces azules, sirenas y claras marcas de “Policía” estos vehículos pueden realizar otras tareas de policía en cualquier momento.

El superintendente Paul Gomes Valente, director nacional de la PSP, dijo “Estamos orgullosos de ser la primer fuerza policiaca en el mundo en incorporar autos con tecnología cero emisiones como parte de nuestra flotilla de 5,000 vehículos. Queremos continuar contribuyendo a la reducción de la contaminación en grandes centros urbanos y la introducción del 100 por ciento eléctrico Nissan LEAF establece una nueva referencia para nuestra flotilla.”


En el Reino Unido, la policía de West Midlands ha puesto 30 Nissan LEAFs a disposición de sus oficiales para visitar a víctimas del crimen y atender otras juntas establecidas con anterioridad como “autos de uso diario.” Promediando alrededor de 70 km al día, muy buenos dentro de un rango de carga completa, estos LEAFS permiten a las fuerzas policiacas liberar su flotilla para otras labores vitales de combate al crimen.
Bob Jones, el comisionado de Policía y Crimen para la policía de West Midlands dijo: “Los LEAFs encajan perfectamente con nuestros requerimientos de operación y minimizarán significativamente nuestros costos de combustible a la vez que reducen nuestra huella de carbono.” 

La policía municipal en la ciudad Suiza de Meyrin, 10 km al norte de Ginebra, también ha adoptado el vehículo cero emisiones, que forma parte de la flotilla de la fuerza de patrullaje diario en la comunidad local. El LEAF fue comprado con un distribuidor local, quien continúa apoyando a la fuerza policiaca proveyendo acceso a sus instalaciones de carga.

El señor Pierre-Alain Tschudi, explica: “La comuna de Meyrin recientemente fijó una meta, como parte de su agenda política, para reducir su huella de carbono. En apoyo a esta iniciativa hemos decidido incorporar vehículos eléctricos a nuestra flotilla de patrullas, por tanto, no sólo reducir las emisiones de CO2, sino equitativamente reducir la contaminación por ruido. Su presencia ha creado un punto de discusión alrededor de la comunidad, incrementando la conciencia sobre la importancia de cero emisiones.”

En Escocia, la Autoridad de Servicios Policiacos Escoceses (SPSA), ha entregado dos Nissan LEAFs para trabajo comunitario. Además de las ganancias ambientales, la fuerza está interesada en ahorrar dinero. El movimiento no solo ahorra dinero a SPSA, sino que también apoya un ambicioso plan establecido por el gobierno escocés para convertirse en emisor neutral de carbono en 2050.

Mientras tanto, para acomodar su nueva flotilla de LEAFs, el condado de Durham Fire en el Reino Unido y los Servicios de Rescate han asegurado que su nueva cede, actualmente en construcción en Belmont, Country Durham, sea adecuada para vehículos eléctricos. Tres puntos de carga están planeados mientras el servicio busca expandir su compromiso medioambiental añadiendo más vehículos eléctricos a su flotilla.


Nissan LEAF ayuda a salvar los bosques en Japón
Los conductores del 100 por ciento eléctrico Nissan LEAF convierten los kilómetros manejados en créditos compensatorios de CO2 cuya recaudación se utiliza como fondos para la conservación de áreas boscosas en Japón que equivalen a 60 canchas de tenis, a través de los participantes de la Fundación Nissan Cero Emisiones.

Los dueños de este vehículo eléctrico han servido como un apoyo para la ecología simplemente con inscribirse a la fundación y conducir su 100 por ciento eléctrico Nissan LEAF, un auto que no emite gases, y por lo tanto, sin emisiones de CO2 u otro gas de efecto invernadero que impacte al ambiente.

La Fundación Nissan Cero Emisiones es una plataforma que habilita la distancia que los dueños recorren en un Nissan LEAF para ser calculadas y convertidas en créditos compensatorios de CO2 basados en el promedio de este gas emitido por los vehículos de motor de gasolina. Las emisiones de CO2 que se evitan al manejar un LEAF son convertidas en créditos y vendidas a la Organización para la Inversión y la Promoción Verde, una institución que promueve la inversión en iniciativas de emisiones bajas en carbono. Las ganancias de la venta de los créditos son usadas para la instalación de unidades de carga rápida para baterías de vehículos eléctricos y la conservación de bosques localizados cerca de reservas proveedoras de agua para los residentes de grandes áreas metropolitanas.

La fundación recaudó 25,960 dólares en ganancias de la venta de créditos compensatorios de CO2 aprobados para el año fiscal 2012, y la suma está dedicada al costo de conservación y operación de 16 mil metros cuadrados de bosque, el mismo tamaño que 60 canchas de tenis.

Para contribuir a la construcción de una sociedad cero emisiones, Nissan continuará con la fundación Cero Emisiones a partir de este año a través del programa J-Credit, sucesor de Domestico CDM. Nissan, trabajando con los dueños de LEAF, continuará con sus esfuerzos para reducir las emisiones de CO2 y promover una más amplia adopción de Vehículos Eléctricos y ayudar a realizar una movilidad sostenible.