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Peugeot 2008 – part 1

By Andrew Marsh, 22.10.13
Posted in New Model Information | Public
Peugeot 2008 side
There is a sector or the automotive world that was invented by the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 – the off roader which is rather good on road too. Nissan took this theme and crossed high fashion some SUV ‘ruggedness’, whilst aiming the range firmly at the mass market with front wheel drive along ...

Peugeot 2008 – part 2

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in New Model Information | Public
Peugeot 2008 SRS
Trim packs and equipment In the UK there are four trim packs – the base vehicle comes with LED day time running lights, LED rear lights, manual air conditioning, electronic stability control (ESC), cruise control and six airbags – two front, two side (built into the front seat back rests) and two full length curtain ...

Peugeot 2008 – part 3

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in New Model Information | Public
Peugeot 2008 front three quarter
Body engineering The A94 platform is directly linked to the Peugeot 208 ‘A9’. Peugeot use some code for steel grades, which means:  

Mercedes-Benz A class W176 – part 1

By Andrew Marsh, 17.08.13
Posted in New Model Information | Public
Mercedes-Benz A class CLA class and GLA class
Much has happened to Daimler AG since 1997. There have been the occasional suggestions to hive off the commercial vehicle division (the largest heavy truck maker in the world which always profitable) from car division, but shareholders have rejected the idea completely. The ultra-small car division, Smart, has introduced the ‘quadracycle’ predominantly used in France ...

Mercedes-Benz A class W176 – part 2

By Andrew Marsh,
Posted in New Model Information
Mercedes-Benz W176 C117 X156 4MATIC
W168, W169 and W245 shared essentially the same layout – a transversely mounted engine at the front inclined at 72 degrees from the vertical, with the transmission (manual, automated manual,  CVT, and conventional automatic) driving a differential in front of the transmission, just as Toyota iQ did more than a decade afterwards. The idea was ...
 
 
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