It’s interesting to think that most people go off-road for the first time on sand.
To have a grip and experience an amazing driving all you need to do to follow the below tips.
1. Tire Pressures:
When you’re on the sand, tire pressures are arguably the largest factor in ensuring you make it through. It’s impossible to tell you which pressure to run though, as there are several variables that are dependent on individual vehicles.
2. Bring a Shovel:
Sooner or later you’re going to get bogged on the sand. Don’t feel bad, it happens to the best of us – it’s simply the price of entry into the world of sand driving.
3. Traction Aids:
If traction aids are in your recovery kit, they’ll pay for themselves when you’re stuck on the beach. Simply use them to dig the sand out from in front of your tires and wedge them down under your wheels.
4. Wheel Speed and momentum:
In nearly all off-road situations, torque trumps horsepower. Not so on sand. Wheel speed gives you the highest chance of maintaining forward momentum and for that you want plenty of ponies under the right boot.
Steering on sand is as much about throttle input as it is about turning the wheel. It’s a bit disconcerting when you’re starting out – you turn the wheel to the right and your vehicle wants to keep on going forward.
The Chrysler 300 is a full-size premium sedan that sits above the Chrysler 200, and alongside the Pacifica minivan in Chrysler’s abbreviated lineup.
The Chrysler 300 Platinum features the standard Uconnect 8.4 NAV that includes Navigation with 3-D graphics. Craftsmanship abounds with leather-trimmed seating standard on all models. The standard leather-wrapped steering wheel includes Speed Control and controls for audio, Voice Command and the Driver Information Digital Cluster Display.
The distinctive ambient blue DID offers a range of real-time data, including audio selection, speed, compass, temperature, fuel economy, trip, Speed Control, system status and engine performance.
The 300 has a decidedly American look, with a bold, upright design and a squared off profile. The Chrysler 300 offers nine different wheel designs in 18-, 19- and 20-inch sizes. The available High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps and available Automatic High-Beam Control Headlamps on the Chrysler 300 move and adjust to help you see the road ahead.
The Chrysler 300 features the award-winning standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission featuring 30 highway mpg that will inspire you to take the scenic route. The available 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with 363 horsepower is the most powerful available V8 engine in its class.
The available AWD system seamlessly engages at any speed, to enable optimal traction and control based on conditions, driving style and road surface. Electric power steering makes precise tuning adjustments—from highly responsive steering for spirited driving.
A host of safety features is available for the 2017 Chrysler 300, including forward collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning with lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and emergency services call-assist using the vehicle’s data connection via the Uconnect Access system.
Available ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist uses ultrasonic sensors at low speeds to detect stationary objects in front of and behind the vehicle. Available advanced brake assist will increase brake force automatically if insufficient brake force is used.
Cars have been an inspirational subject to most of the topics in this planet. Film Industry is always known for making many such inspirational stories. It’s time to look back at few of the ever-green car based movies.
Herbie, the Love Bug – ) This is a 1968 American comedy film and the first in a series of films made byWalt Disney Productions that starred an anthropomorphic pearl-white, fabric-sun-roofed 1963 Volkswagen racing Beetle namedHerbie. It was based on the1961 book Car, Boy, Girlby Gordon Buford.
Days of thunder – This is a 1990 American sports action drama film released by Paramount Pictures. FeaturingTom Cruisewith real life NASCARracers, such asRusty Wallace, Neil Bonnett, and Harry Gant.
Lightning McQueen –This is the name of a character featured in Cars (2006) movie. In this movie, this car is known as a Hotshot rookie race car who loves going faster than fast.
Kia Rondo is available as a five- or seven-seater. There are plenty of soft-touch materials around the cabin, and the seats (front and back) are well bolstered all around and comfortable, even after lengthy stints behind the wheel.
The available LCD supervision cluster provides driver with an intuitive way to receive important vehicle information including open doors, turn-by-turn navigation (if equipped), rear cross traffic alert, as well as user settable menus and much more. The best grip is a warm grip. Go glove free when the cold weather hits with the Rondo’s available heated steering wheel.
The new Kia Rondo offers alloy wheels ranging up to 18 inches in diameter, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The world seems like a pretty big place when you look up. As it turns out, the Rondo feels the same when that view pours in through the available panoramic sunroof.
The new Rondo comes available with a choice of two 4-cylinder engines. Both variants are powered exclusively by a 122kW/213Nm 2.0-litre GDI petrol engine, mated to a six-speed Sportmatic automatic transmission. The new Rondo is fitted with the 7-speed DCT, which improves performance and fuel economy. There will no longer be a diesel option either.
The Rondo also gets an extensive suite of all the usual active and passive safety kit including six airbags, vehicle stability management and even hill-start assist. Standard across the range are rear parking sensors, rear-view camera, and cruise control with speed limiter.
The driving position is very car-like, meaning it has a lower centre of gravity than any SUV, but still offers a slightly higher driving position than a regular sedan or hatchback.
The 2017 Mitsubishi i-Miev comfortably seats four passengers with plenty of headroom and legroom in the front and rear seats. The rear seats are designed with a 50/50 split fold-down, so if drivers need extra cargo space during their travels or trips to the grocery store, it’s available.
The front seats are also heated, great for cool nights. Entertainment features include a 100-watt, 6-speaker system that is MP3 compatible. It also features Navigation system with 7-inch touch-screen and real-time traffic updates and LED cabin illumination.
The i-Miev features a tight design (it’s width less than the wingspan of an average male) making it the perfect vehicle for all of those narrow parking spots. The outer mirrors are heated to keep from fogging and for increased visibility.
The well-equipped side mirrors in combination with LED combination taillights and halogen projection headlights, make the i-Miev a great car when driving at night or in rainy weather. The i-Miev rides on 15-inch aluminum alloy rims with all-season tires.
The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is 100% electric. It includes a convenient, portable charging cable that plugs into a standard 120V household outlet. The internal combustion gasoline engine has been entirely replaced with a clean, efficient Mitsubishi electric motor and a high-tech drivetrain that produce zero on-road emissions – and all kinds of good times.
The i-MiEV is equipped with a standard public quick-charger port that connects to CHAdeMO Level 3 chargers to deliver an 80% charge in as little as 30 minutes. The high-performance 16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack delivers everything you need in a green vehicle.
The Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body in the i-MiEV features a unique shape and strategic crumple zones that helps absorb and reroute the energy away from the passenger cabin during certain types of impact.It has an advanced air bag system comprises of 6 airbags.
It also features active stability and traction control to keep the driver in control of the car during stormy weather. Moreover, systems like tire pressure and low battery warning are visible on the dashboard, and a vehicle immobilizer system has been integrated to prevent car theft, even via hot wiring.
Mitsubishi to launch new MIVEC engine (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control System – MIVEC), which is the general name for all engines equipped with the variable valve timing mechanism developed by Mitsubishi Motors.
Mitsubishi Motors has been focusing for a long time on technologies to control valve timing and amount of lift with the aim of achieving high power output, low fuel consumption, and low exhaust emissions. The MIVEC engine was first used in 1992 in the Mirage, and since then Mitsubishi Motors has been adding a number of enhancements to produce an even better performance. In the Outlander launched in 2005, the Delica D:5 and the Galant Fortis launched in 2007, Mitsubishi Motors adopted a mechanism that continuously and optimally controls the intake and exhaust valve timing. Now, the all-new MIVEC engine controls both intake valve timing and amount of valve lift at the same time, all the time.
The all-new MIVEC engine with a simple SOHC structure is used for the Japanese-market GALANT FORTIS and GALANT FORTIS SPORTBACK from 2011, OUTLANDER from 2012.
ALL-NEW MIVEC SOHC 16 VALVE (4J1 model)
It reduces pumping losses by adjusting the intake air volume by variating intake valve lift stroke as well as throttle valves, improving fuel efficiency. This improves fuel consumption including improvement of combustion stability through optimization of the combustion chamber structure and reduction of friction through optimization of the piston structure.
With simple SOHC structure, engine performance is equal to the previous MIVEC engine In addition the AS&G (Automatic Stop And Go) idling-stop system achieves a smooth stop-and-start with minimal vibration along with reduced fuel consumption at restart due to the reduction of air intake volume by the all-new MIVEC system
Features of the All-new MIVEC System – 1
Minimizing pumping loss contributes to very high fuel efficiency!
With a conventional gasoline engine, the intake air volume is controlled by a throttle valve, increasing the air intake resistance when a piston descends. MIVEC engine restrains this air intake resistance by controlling the intake valve lift as well as the valve opening/closing timing simultaneously and continuously. Thus it improves fuel consumption by reducing pumping loss during intake.
Features of the All-new MIVEC system – 2
The all-new MIVEC engine’s SOHC achieves continuous variable valve timing and lift!
The all-new continuously-variable valve system make valve lift stroke, the length of valve-opening time and valve opening timing continuously and simultaneously variable through a control shaft (see figure below).
With this mechanical interlock structure, cooperative control of hydraulic variable valve timing phase system becomes unnecessary. Accordingly the new MIVEC system can be adopted to the simple SOHC structure. Consequently the new MIVEC realizes light weight and compact new engine. The all-new variable-valve structure simply adds an oscillating cam, a support shaft, and a center rocker arm to the conventional SOHC’s rotating cam, rocker arm and rocker shaft. The range of motion of the oscillating cam is made continuously variable by moving the fulcrum position of the center rocker arm through rotation of the control shaft (intake rocker shaft) by an electric motor.
ALL NEW HYUNDAI ELANTRA: LUXURY AND INNOVATION IN A COMPACT CAR
The Elantra sedan redefines the idea of what’s possible in a compact sedan with standard smartphone/USB and auxiliary input jacks plus SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The Limited has standard leather seating and Proximity Key entry with electronic push button start and a dual automatic temperature control. High-tech upgrades include Smart Cruise Control and an available 8-inch color navigation and rear-view camera plus Infinity Premium Audio with Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology.
Apple CarPlay Support
Apple CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while you’re driving your Elantra and let you access them right on its built-in touchscreen display or ask Siri to assist. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive text messages and listen to music all in a way that lets you stay focused on the road. It’s easy, just plug in your iPhone and go.
Android Auto was designed especially for your driving needs. Just connect your Android Auto compatible phone and your select apps are road ready. Use the touchscreen or the Talk to Google feature for directions, to make calls, listen to music or send and receive text messages while you stay focused on the road. Get ready for a great driving experience with fewer distractions.
Smart Cruise Control
When this available feature is activated and it detects a vehicle in your lane ahead, it automatically slows or speeds up the Elantra to maintain a safe distance with the vehicle ahead. It’s a convenient feature that keeps you flowing with traffic and limits frustration.
Your options are on display here
Oh, what you’ll see in the 2017 Elantra. SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard. For those wanting more options, there are two available systems: a 7-inch touchscreen audio system and an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation. Both offer increased screen clarity with detailed information displayed in coloured text. Voice recognition, app capability, HD Radio are also included.
Connect with the power of Blue Link
Blue Link provides additional safety, security and connected convenience for your Hyundai. Access the suite of features with your smartphone, smartwatch, a web application, or the in-car system to find that next latte, lock your car from inside the stadium, stay informed on vehicle health, or call for help. In the event of an accident, it can send an automatic collision notification and request assistance. Even securely and remotely start your car and set the climate control to cool the interior on sweltering days or heat the interior and defrost the windshield on cold mornings
Info on Blue link
Two illuminating displays
Both of these helpful driver information displays are located directly in the driver’s view between the speedometer and the tach. Elantra’s center instrument screens are offered in an available 3.5-inch monochromatic LCD display and a color 4.2-inch LCD-TFT display. They give the driver a quick-read of helpful info and status on several key vehicle functions and systems.
Twice as nice for your device
Elantra’s available dual USB inputs give you, your smartphones and other devices the ability to multitask while you drive. You can use one input for data and the other for charging, or both inputs for charging two devices at the same time. Enjoy the convenience of having your all-important devices charged up and ready to go.