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Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI EVO Car Review

Cars reviews About  Golf 1.5 TSI EVO is the facelifted seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf – a car destined to maintain the German car maker’s long-time grip on the European sales crown in 2017. First unveiled last October, the new hatchback, which continues to be offered in both three- and five-door formats and can also be had as an MPV in the high roof Plus as well as an Estate, is planned to reach the UK in March, with the five-door 1.5 TSI tested here set to undercut the previous 1.4 TSI it replaces in the updated line-up on price, according to Volkswagen officials. 
 
Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI EVO offers a wider range of digital display options aimed at broadening the Golf’s appeal. Included is the Active Info Display. Already seen on the Passat, it uses a 12.3in display with a resolution of 1440x540 pixels to provide a clear and concise alternative to the standard analogue instruments with a choice of five differing designs that can be accessed through a multi-function steering wheel that is included when it is ordered.

For those with deep pockets, there’s also a new top-of-the-line infotainment system called the Discover Pro. An alternative to lesser 6.5in Composition Colour and 8.0in Composition Media displays, it offers full touch control together with gesture control in various menus and can be combined with various on-line services, including Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Mirror Link to provide a full suite of applications and services, including those from Volkswagen’s own Car-Net scheme.

However, the big news with the new Golf concerns the changes that have gone on underneath the bonnet. In place of the turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, that has provided the basis for the majority of sales of the seventh-generation model up until now, is a larger turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder powerplant that goes under the internal codename EA211 EVO.

Bucking the downsizing trend with an added 103cm3 of capacity, the new Euro 6 compliant engine is a development of its successor rather than being new-from-the-ground-up. It is planned to eventually be offered in a wide range of Volkswagen models, including the new sixth-generation Polo due out later this year. In an initial state of tune, the contemporary direct injection unit kicks out 150bhp at 5000rpm and 184lb ft of torque between 1500 and 3500rpm to match the output of the engine it replaces in the 1.5 TSI Blue Motion Technology driven here. A more economical variant developing 128bhp and the same 184lb ft is also planned to see service in the future.

Has Volkswagen done enough to distinguish the new Golf from its predecessor? That’s the question we kept asking ourselves during our time with the 1.5 TSI in Spain this week.

Initial impressions are that the new optional Active Info Display and Discover Pro infotainment system certainly add to its appeal, although the lack of a rotary dial on the latter is somewhat counterintuitive, forcing you to adjust the volume and scale of the maps used by the navigation either through a button on the steering wheel or on the face of the display itself, in a much more time-intensive process than before.

The styling of the dashboard continues to appear a little demure next to some more contemporary hatchback rivals, but there is a premium feel to the interior of the Golf that remains unchallenged in its class. Like its predecessor, the new 2017 model is superbly easy and uncomplicated to drive, whether tooling around town or punching along the motorway. It is this undemanding and straightforward nature that endeared it to almost one million buyers worldwide in 2016. So to answer our question, there was really no need for any major changes in the first place.

The new 1.5-litre engine is extremely flexible with a very linear delivery and real underlying determination from around 1500rpm onwards, providing the facelifted Golf with relatively strong and appealing on-throttle properties.

It also provides sufficient resolve and verve to execute B-road overtaking manoeuvres with a good deal of confidence and conviction when conditions permit. It needs at least 3000rpm before delivering its best, but with a smooth delivery and a noticeable but never overbearing timbre from the engine itself, it’s no hardship to run the four-cylinder aro
 
 
Price tbc Engine 4-cyl, 1498cc, turbo, petrol Power 148bhp at 5000rpm Torque 184lb ft 1500rpm Gearbox 6-spd manual Kerb weight 1294kg 0-62mph 8.3sec Top Speed 134mph Economy 55.4mpg (combined) CO2/tax band 116g/km,
 
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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI review

The GTI is in fine fettle. In material terms, at least as far as most petrolheads would care, it hasn’t changed much. But considering how much the hot hatch market has transformed around the GTI of late, it’s probably a bolder move on VW’s part to leave the car so unaltered than it might have been to follow the crowd, by dialling up the horsepower, chassis rates and price tag. Thank heavens they didn’t.

Volkswagen has pumped up the GTI’s power output by just 10bhp – enough to cut its 0-62mph acceleration claim by a solitary tenth of a second, and to add just 2mph to its top speed. That gives the standard GTI’s 2.0-litre turbo engine the same 227bhp peak of power that the outgoing GTI had when fitted with VW’s optional Performance Pack.

A new Performance Pack will be launched for the facelifted car later this spring, boosting the GTI’s power to 242bhp and likely adding the same electronically controlled slippy diff to the car’s specification, along with one or two other things. The standard GTI, meanwhile, continues with the same variable-rate ‘progressive’ power steering rack as before, and the same passive sports suspension, which can be upgraded to adaptively damped Dynamic Chassis Control suspension for an extra cost.

A pair of excellent leather sports seats, decorated with some attractive new red piping, awaited in our test car. It was also fitted with the Golf’s new top-of-the-line 9.2in Discover Pro infotainment system and its new 12.3in digital instrument cluster: like the leather seats, the former is optional-fit. The central infotainment set-up has a bright, crisp-looking widescreen display and, for the first time in any car this size, is navigable via gesture control. However, I’m not sure it’s an unqualified improvement on what went before, VW having dropped the handy rotary knobs for volume control and map zoom and switched to a touchscreen-dominated control logic that can be fiddly and distracting. The new digital instruments aren’t as impressive-looking or easy-to-customise as they are on Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, either, although they’re still pretty good. Otherwise, the GTI’s cabin is almost unchanged. Material quality is high, the driving position is excellent, interior space is good; the attention to detail lavished on the underlying product – the humble Golf – really shines through.

So, in a segment now busy with more powerful rivals from Ford, Peugeot, Seat, Honda and others, how can the Golf GTI make 227bhp feel like it’s enough? Well, just as before, it’s by the quality and linearity of the power delivery. This is an engine sufficiently responsive, consistent and free-revving that, by comparison with the more highly strung motors you find in rivals, it barely feels like it's breaking a sweat in motivating the hot Golf up to what can still be a very brisk pace indeed. The GTI is more than fast enough for the kind of cross-country roads with which hot hatchbacks were once intrinsically linked. I’d probably prefer one with a manual gearbox, although the six-speed DSG automatic in our test car proved itself a strong, rounded and quick-shifting option for those who like the idea of paddleshifters on a hot hatch.

What defines the GTI’s point-to-point pace and its capacity to engage its driver much more than its power output on those give-and-take roads, though, is its excellent, poised-yet-absorptive suspension. Because, while rivals turn to ever-firmer springing - either to put ever-greater power levels onto the tarmac, or for ever-more-direct and increasingly over-cooked handling directness, or both – the Golf sticks with the same sweet dynamic compromise that VW has been refining for four decades.

A pair of excellent leather sports seats, decorated with some attractive new red piping, awaited in our test car. It was also fitted with the Golf’s new top-of-the-line 9.2in Discover Pro infotainment system and its new 12.3in digital instrument cluster: like the leather seats, the former is optional-fit. The central infotainment set-up has a bright, crisp-looking widescreen display and, for the first time in any car this size, is navigable via gesture control. However, I’m not sure it’s an unqualified improvement on what went before, VW having dropped the handy rotary knobs for volume control and map zoom and switched to a touchscreen-dominated control logic that can be fiddly and distracting. The new digital instruments aren’t as impressive-looking or easy-to-customise as they are on Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, either, although they’re still pretty good. Otherwise, the GTI’s cabin is almost unchanged. Material quality is high, the driving position is excellent, interior space is good; the attention to detail lavished on the underlying product – the humble Golf – really shines through.

So, in a segment now busy with more powerful rivals from Ford, Peugeot, Seat, Honda and others, how can the Golf GTI make 227bhp feel like it’s enough? Well, just as before, it’s by the quality and linearity of the power delivery. This is an engine sufficiently responsive, consistent and free-revving that, by comparison with the more highly strung motors you find in rivals, it barely feels like it's breaking a sweat in motivating the hot Golf up to what can still be a very brisk pace indeed. The GTI is more than fast enough for the kind of cross-country roads with which hot hatchbacks were once intrinsically linked. I’d probably prefer one with a manual gearbox, although the six-speed DSG automatic in our test car proved itself a strong, rounded and quick-shifting option for those who like the idea of paddleshifters on a hot hatch.

What defines the GTI’s point-to-point pace and its capacity to engage its driver much more than its power output on those give-and-take roads, though, is its excellent, poised-yet-absorptive suspension. Because, while rivals turn to ever-firmer springing - either to put ever-greater power levels onto the tarmac, or for ever-more-direct and increasingly over-cooked handling directness, or both – the Golf sticks with the same sweet dynamic compromise that VW has been refining for four decades.
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
Price £29,280 Engine 4cyls in line, 1984cc, turbocharged petrol; Power 227bhp at 4700-6200rpm; Torque 258lb ft at 1500-4600rpm Gearbox 6-spd DSG; Kerbweight 1386kg; 0-62mph 6.4sec; Top speed 155mph; Economy 44.8mpg; CO2/tax band 145g/km, 28%
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Main Features of the Chevrolet Spin

Chevrolet Spin is one of the mainstays of the Chevrolet MPV cars . This car is ready to compete with cars in its class such as Suzuki Ertiga , Avanza - Xenia , and also Honda Mobilio.

 some of the excellent features of the Chevrolet Spin ie
  1. Features primary foldable key with immobilizer (type LS / LT / LTZ ) and . This key can be folded at the edges and tucked into the main body of the key , and is also equipped with an immobilizer system .
  2. Features Theft deterrent (type LT / LTZ ) is an anti -theft system , how it works involving sensors that can give commands to the ECU or computer controller on the car , so as to prevent a thief to break into the cabin and run the car . For example , if there are thieves , electric windows doors locked and the engine will shut itself down when the motion sensor detects a suspicious driver thief .
  3. Features 2DIN head unit with Bluetooth Mobile Phone Provision with the type of LT / LTZ . This application allows the driver to communicate with the mobile phone and can easily play songs from a variety of multimedia , such as the BlackBerry and iPhone .
  4. Features Headlight with Follow Me Home function , this is a feature that can provide temporary lighting once you go down and turn off the car . This feature can be set with a time of 30-90 seconds , setingannya can set the head unit in the car .
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Daihatsu Ayla Review and Specification

Daihatsu Ayla present as part of a program car LCGC ( Low Cost Green Car ) which compete with other cars like the Suzuki Wagon R, Karimun , Honda Brio Satya , GO Datsun and Toyota Agya twin .

Ayla has 3 variant types , among others, type D , type M and type X. For those of you who have a mediocre budget Daihatsu Ayla 's car could be the right choice . To be more complete , refer to the info Daihatsu Ayla advantages and disadvantages of this :


Excess Daihatsu Ayla
- The price is cheap and quite affordable , suitable for you who want to switch from cars to motorcycles .
- Economical fuel consumption can reach 20km perliternya .
- Dealers and cheap spare parts as well as many in each city as well as easy to maintain .
- Nimble in urban areas and does not take place .

Disadvantages Daihatsu Ayla .

- Features of the lowest type was minimal with no ac and no power windows and dual airbags .
- The weight of the car lighter , so it is not stable at high speeds when driving on
- Power is small only 65 psdan less rapid acceleration , but suitable for the city .
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Main Features of Honda Mobilio

The presence of Honda Mobilio add to the heat of competition in low MPV car class. As we all know, this car is already present and sent to the customer who has booked since its launch. This makes competitors like the Toyota Avanza, Daihatsu Xenia, Suzuki Ertiga and Chevrolet Spin must be prepared to face the onslaught of the Honda factory.

excellent features offered by Honda Mobilio ie
  • Features Dual Airbags became mandatory safety device for all types of Honda Mobilio
  • Features seat belt system that has a pretensioner and load limiter
  • Immobilizer security features make car keys safe from the reach of thieves.
  • One-touch tumble system for easy access to the 3rd row.
  • Display MID and features Eco driving indicator to detect the right way and saving fuel.

In addition to the features of course, supported by the manufacturer Honda Mobilio ready to service after sales conversations and also big name Honda.

Honda Mobilio
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