Ford Escape With A Hybrid Engine

Ford Escape With A Hybrid Engine

The Ford Escape is a compact SUV by Ford Motor Company. The first generation Ford Escape made its debut in 2001 as a small sports utility vehicle.

A hybrid version of the Escape was released in 2004, making it the first hybrid SUV.

For the year 2008, the Ford Escape Hybrid has been redesigned with a more aggressive look. The 2008 Escape Hybrid is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in two trims, the FWD and the 4WD. It has its all-new exterior and interior features, along with suspension refinements to improve the ride but retaining its traditional SUV style.

‘the FWD is equipped with a standard 2.3-liter, I4, 133-horsepower, hybrid engine that achieves 34-mpg in the city and 30-mpg on the highway. The 4WD is equipped with a standard 2.3-liter, I4, 133-horsepower, hybrid engine that achieves 29-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. A variable speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.? Speaking of fuel economy, the 2008 Escape is one of the first vehicles to reflect the new EPA test procedures. Ford also assures us that the improved aerodynamics achieves better fuel economy.

The exterior can be described as muscular. The new Escape looks bigger than the model it replaces, but actually it’s the same size, having the same wheelbase and exterior dimensions. notes that the new Ford-edge headlights, made the new Escape “a handsome little rig?.

These are the exterior auto parts that completes the new Escape; higher waistline, revised grille and headlamps, taller hood and larger mirrors.

It also made significant improvements in its interior comfort and quality. It showcases the first U.S. automotive application of seating surfaces made entirely from 100 percent recycled materials. ‘the entire vehicle is about 85% recyclable.? But these fabrics are attractive and expected to be very durable. It has a white-faced speedometer and tachometer back lit with blue lighting that’s easier to read, so it is extremely easy for the eyes at night.

There’s plenty of space to load their stuff, there’s 66 cubic feet with the second row folded and 27.8 cubic feet with all seats up.

‘standard safety features on the 2008 Escape Hybrid include front and side airbags for the front seats and side-curtain airbags that cover rows, four-wheel disc brakes w/abs and tire pressure monitoring.? In government crash test ratings, the 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid receives three out of five stars for driver protection.

The price averages at about $30,000, making sure that the Escape remains a competitive small sport-utility vehicle.

Ford New Endeavour

Ford New Endeavour

Ford Motor Company was founded by Henry Ford and based in a suburb of Detroit, Dearborn, Michigan. The company was incorporated on June 16, 1903, but the initial foray of Henry Ford in the automobile sector was through the Detroit Automobile Company in 1899. Over the years, the Ford Motor Company became a potent name in auto industries worldwide, and also became the 3rd largest automobile manufacturer (in volume) globally.

Ford India Private Limited is wholly owned subsidiary of US based Ford Motor Company, established in 1995 in Chengalpattu, Chennai and the production started in 1996. Soon, the company became the 6th largest vehicle manufacturer in India. The company manufactures three models the Endeavour, Fiesta , Ford Ecosport and the Figo.

Ford Endeavour is SUV (sports Utility Vehicle) model, manufactured by Ford India. The MUV is designed with advanced safety features, most elegant styles and unmatchable luxuries. These features also make the SUV most luxurious and safest vehicle in this category. The front view with chrome plated fog lamps and muscular bumpers with front grille alon gives very stylish look.

Ford Endeavour SUVs are offered in following variants:

The New Ford Endeavour is fitted with a 2.5L direct injection CRDi engine, generating 143bhp at 3500 rpm, with 330Nm at 1800rpm torque and 5 speed automatic manual transmission gearbox, fitted with Transmission Control Module (TCM), offering vehicle more responsive power, and equipped with Borg Warner transfer system and electronic Active Shift-on-the-Fly featured new 4WD transmission system.

The interior of the SUV is stylish and offer comfort with more leg space for the passengers. NEW Endeavour makes your drive safest with Electronic Brake Force Distribution system (EBD), Airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), beams to protect from side impacts and Seat-belts.

Even the instrument panel of Ford Endeavour gives stylish look. The panel features illuminating speedometer, tachometer and fuel indicator needles. The silver and black combination dash board gives an enchanting look, and the interior becomes cozier with plush leather upholsteries. In addition, the other attractive features include, power windows and steering, keyless entry system, three-section split air conditioning and rear defogger.

The New Ford can be best SUV for you to enjoy luxurious, comfort and safe driving that make you feel important. The price is also within medium bracket of around Rs.18, 00,000 that can be easily affordable if you are searching for a medium segment SUV.

Documents to Bring to Your Driving Theory Test

Documents to Bring to Your Driving Theory Test

You’ll be expected to show both parts of your valid driving license (the photo card and the paper counterpart) at the test centre. If you have an old-style license without a photo you must also bring a valid passport. If you don’t show the required documents you won’t be allowed to test and you’ll lose your fee.

Old-style driving licenses

An old-style license consists of one document which does not display your photograph. If you have an old-style paper license you will also need to take a suitable form of photographic identification. For a list of all suitable photographic identification please see the ‘Photographic identification’ section below.

The Provisional License procedure is rather protracted but with some good organization it is possible to complete your Theory Test and obtain your Provisional License on the same day. What will you need?

1. Theory Test Pass Certificate.

2. Application Form.

3. Application Fee.

4. Two Color Passport Photos.

5. An Eye Test Certificate from an Optician.

6. Passport or Original Birth Certificate.

7. in certain cases of specified illnesses or ailments a Doctor’s Certificate.

A photograph of you, which has been signed and dated on the back by an acceptable person, confirming that the photograph is a true likeness of you. They must also include details of their position, telephone number and the length of time they have known you. Your examiner will accept a signature from the following: 1. Member of Parliament 2. Established Civil Servant 3. Bank Official 4. Police Officer 5. Medical Practitioner etc 6. Teacher 7.Solicitor 8.Established Civil Servant.

With all these Documents arranged all that is left is for you to sit in the Queue at the Motor Taxation Office and usually the turnaround here is no more than an hour or less. If you get there early you could be out in half an hour!

At the test centre

On arrival at the centre you will be asked your name and asked to hand over both parts of your driving license to allow invigilator staff to check your driving license entitlement.

You will be asked to store any belongings you have in a locker. You can keep the key with you during the test. All mobile phones must be switched off. You will be given a copy of the test procedures and asked to take a few minutes to read over them.

The invigilator staff will then call you to check in by signing a registration log and to confirm your details. You will then be shown into the testing room and allocated an individual booth to sit your test. Check the details on the screen and if they are correct press Start on the screen to commence your test.

Should you have any problems in the testing room, raise your hand and a member of staff will come to you.

On completion of the test you are free to quietly leave the testing room. Staff will ask you to sign out and collect any belongings from the locker. You can take a seat in the waiting room to await your results.

This is the first hurdle over and you may now legally sit behind the wheel providing you have a fully qualified Driver alongside you.

Kenworth and Sprint Partnership

Kenworth and Sprint Partnership

Kenworth Truck Company and Sprint are involved in a partnership to provide mobile connectivity for the revolutionary Kenworth NavPlus(R), a PACCAR proprietary navigation and business technology system for Kenworth Class 5-8 trucks.

As the core development partner, Sprint is proud to integrate our advanced network connectivity into Kenworth NavPlus, which will also offer telematics, navigation, diagnostics and business system features,” said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, who addressed the Detroit Economic Club today. “Our machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless technology helps companies reduce emissions, cut costs and raise performance.”

“Sprint is a technology leader and we look forward to offering its outstanding mobile connectivity service as a benefit to customers in Kenworth trucks factory-equipped with Kenworth NavPlus,” said Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president.

The in-dash, NavPlus technology system utilizes a high-resolution, 7-inch color screen and 8 gigabytes of memory. Together, navigation and business systems will be provided with vehicle connectivity services for drivers to easily and safely use while traveling. When a truck is not in motion, the driver will be able to access the Internet and send and receive e-mails to enhance communications with dispatchers, logistics providers and shippers. The Sprint connectivity service is available as an option.

NavPlus also includes hands-free phoning with Bluetooth, back-up camera options, vehicle data, and audio controls, including satellite radio, AM/FM, CD, MP3 and USB. When launched in 2011, Kenworth NavPlus will become standard on Kenworth trucks with all premium interior trim offerings and on diesel-electric hybrid vehicles. The system also will be available as an upgrade on any Kenworth standard trim package. NavPlus was developed on the award-winning Microsoft Windows Embedded Automotive 7 software platform.

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best(R) heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, Kenworth is the recipient of the 2010 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Medium Duty Truck Dealer Service. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at . Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.

The Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association

The Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association

The Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association is a trade association operating in the UK. Their purpose is to represent the interests of the 200+ vehicle dismantlers who work throughout the country, as well as their customers. Founded in 1943, the MVDA balances promoting the interests of their members in the public forum and making sure that the vehicle dismantling industry doesn’t have a negative impact on the environment.

In terms of the motoring public, the MVDA wants them to know that they can have peace of mind when using recycled auto parts. Through industry regulation, the public knows they can trust the Association members that they may deal with. The MVDA also works to ensure that members of the public have a legal and environmentally-sound way to dispose of vehicles that are no longer useful.

The MVDA also works with the government to ensure that any new legislation that will affect the industry is effective as well as practical. After legislation has been introduced, the MVDA will continue to provide feedback to the government in an effort to make sure that the aims of the new laws are realized in the real world.

An important requirement for all members of the MVDA is that they must operate in compliance with the regulations of the relevant Environment Agency. The members are required to be registered so that they will have access to the latest pollution control standards.

The MVDA works to promote the reuse of car parts. This goal is achieved by improving the quality of the parts used in the industry and the standards by which they are serviced. MVDA members are developing stronger connections with customers and the rest of the general public via the Internet and other forms of modern technology.

The MVDA is both a member and the current chair of the European Group of Automotive Recycling Associations. The MVDA maintains constant contact with the relevant organizations in Europe, both those at the Parliamentary level and those at the Commission level.