Stop/Start Technology Takes Off
Jan10

Stop/Start Technology Takes Off

Considering the price of petrol, anything that saves fuel has to be a good idea, right? Well Volvo certainly seems to think so as it forges ahead with its fuel saving stop/start technology. The system Volvo calls ‘Geartronic’ is now fitted to the D3 turbo diesel in Europe. The 2.0 litre D3 turbo diesel with the Geartronic automatic and stop/start technology cuts CO2 emission by 10g/kmand uses 0.4 litres less fuel per 100km, compared...

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Big Cat Refines Its Roar
Jan10

Big Cat Refines Its Roar

After a decade or so lost in the wilderness, Jaguar’s reinvention continues to gather pace. The big British cat is introducing an all new 2.2 litre turbo diesel XF sports sedan in 2012, together with revised prices across its entire model range. Jaguar New Zealand group general manager James Yates says negotiations with the factory in England have secured some very competitive pricing for next year’s models. “Considering the high...

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