The subcompact Honda Fit (Jazz in Japan market ) competes with the Chevrolet Aveo, Hyundai Elantra, Scion XD and Toyota Yaris. Starting at 15.100$ the new 2011 Honda Fit comes only as a five-doors hatchback and is Honda’s lowest-priced car for the US market, and is also the smallest model in the Honda lineup.
Honda says that the 2011 Honda Fit is more comfortable and comes with more convenience features. It also offers for all models the Vehicle Stability Assist as standard. Honda Fit 2011 is available in two trim levels wich include Base trim and Sport trim.
All Honda Fit 2011 models also feature the 60/40 split rear Magic Seat that offers multiple seating and cargo-carrying configurations – tall object mode, long object mode and utility mode – in addition to the standard five-passenger mode. The Electronic Stability control is standard for 2011 on all Honda Fit models. The base Fit also adds cruise control, remote entry and USB interface, and the Sport gets carpeted floor mats as standard.
Honda Fit 2011 Sport trim is added with rear spoilers, 16 inch alloy wheels, sport body kit, shift paddels for automatic transmission, navigation screen with touch-screen interface, voice control, upgraded audio system with six speakers, map light and digital audio card reader.
The new 2011 Honda Fit is large on the inside for such a small car. The features include also: rear backrests can be left upright and the bottom cushion raised to provide a large, vertical space for tall items; air conditioning; telescoping steering wheel; standard USB input for audio devices; optional lather-wrapped steering wheel.
Four new colors are available for 2011 Honda Fit: Alabaster Silver Metallic, Polished Metal Metallic, Celestial Blue Metallic and Vortex Blue Pearl, that replace similar colors from the previous model.
The Honda Fit 2011 comes with one engine, a 1.5-liter four cylinder, 16-valve, i-VTEC rated at 117 horsepower and 106 pound-feet of torque. Honda says:
The 1.5-liter, 16-valve i-VTEC® Engine gives the Fit a generous amount of horsepower in relation to its size and impressive fuel economy. One hundred six pound-feet of torque at a low 4800 rpm means drivers can enjoy quick acceleration and low noise levels, creating a comfortable driving experience.
The EPA ( Environmental Protection Agency ) rated the 2011 Honda Fit with 27 MPG city, 33 miles per gallon highway and 29 mpg combined for manual transmission. 2011 Honda Fit mileage with automatic transmission is 28 city/35 highway/31 combined.
Transmission choice for the Honda Fit 2011 base and basic Sports models are a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic. The 2011 Fit Sport with Navigation comes only with the automatic transmission.
The Honda Fit 2011 offers an especially strong structure, designed to engage the crumple zones of taller vehicles optimally in a collision. Standard safety features include: antilock brakes, front-seat side-impact air bags, curtain airbags that cover the side windows, electronic stability system.
The BMW X5 is a luxury crossover SUV introduced in 1999 as the first generation E53. It was BMW’s first SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle). It features all-wheel drive wich is branded as the ”X” drive system and is available with either manual or automatic transmission (new 2011 BMW X5 is available only with automatic transmision).
BMW is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916. It also owns and produces the Mini brand. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna brands. BMW is know for its performance and luxury vehicles, and it is a global leader in premium car sales.
More dynamic, efficient and luxurious than ever, the new BMW X5 continues to strengthen its leading position within the competitive environment of four-wheel driven premium vehicles.
says conceptcarz.com about BMW X5 2011.
Competing with Acura MDX, Mercedes-Benz M-Class and Audi Q7, the new 2011 BMW X5 looks almost like the old BMW X5 model but most updates are under the hood. The disponible drivetrain is: 265 horse-power 3.0-liter six-cylinder with six-speed automatic; 300-hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder; 400-hp twin-turbo V-8 with eight-speed automatic, all wheel-drive.
Using the most modern technology, BMW has created engines that lead the way. As the world’s first automobile manufacturer to produce V8 engines, BMW is producing the best V8 engines.
Available in 5 trims levels, the basic New BMW X5 2011 has an MSRP of $46.300 and includes a popular profile of standard equipment often specified by X5 customers, including BMW’s Xenon Adaptive headlights, Rain Sensor with automatic headlights control, HD Radio, automatic climate control, cruise control and anti-theft alarm system. A Convenience Package is optional and adds the large panoramic roofs and other options. A Sport Package includes anti-roll stability control and run-flat tires.
Safety features of new 2011 BMW X5 include dual-front impact seat-mounted side-impact and two-row side curtain airbags. Three-row curtain air bags come on models with the optional third-row seat. Antilock brakes, traction control and an electronic stability system are also standard. Park Distance control, automatic high beams, rearview camera with Top View and BMW Assist are optional.
Starting at 45.200$ the new 2011 Audi A6 comes as four -door Sedan or five-door Avant wagon.
The full-size model line from Audi is a winner. The elegantly roomy body, elegant interior, well-balanced suspension, and sportily efficient engines are consistent attributes of the both the sedan and the Avant.
Audi AG is a German manufacturer of a range of automobiles, from supermini to crossover and SUV in various body styles that are marketed under Audi brand, positioned as the premium brand within the Volkswagen Group. The company is headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany. The first Audi automobile, the Audi Type A Sport Phaeton, was produced in 1910.
The 2011 Audi A6 is built with one some of the most successful elements of Audi design, like a large single frame grille and available high-intensity headlights with LED daytime running lights adding a powerful road presence.
The New 2011 Audi A6 continues a legacy of dynamic excellence and exceptional comfort, with impressive attention to detail both inside and out. The 2011 Audi A6 is available in 4 trims: 3.2 Front Track Sedan, 3.0 Quattro Sedan, 4.2 Quattro Sedan and 3.0 quattro Avant. The Multi Media Interface Information and navigation system is standard across the board this year. All models gain the A6 S Line Packages bumpers and headlight washers as standard.
The Audi A6 2011 3.2 Sedan model comes with a 265-horsepower, 3.2-liter V6 and front wheel drive. The remaining trims all come standard with Audi’s quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. The A6 3.0 Sedan and Avant are joined to a 300 horsepower, 3.0 liter supercharged V-6. Finally, Audi A6 4.2 pushes the envelope with a 350-horsepower, 4.2-liter V8 engine. A seven-speed continuosly variable transmission comes standard across al trims, with a six-speed optionall.Audi says its 0-60 mph time is 5.8 seconds and fuel economy rests at 16 mpg city/ 23 miles per gallon highway for 4.2 – liter V8 engine with six-speed automatic transmission.
Other technology featured in this year’s A6 includes standard cruise control, Home Link universal remote, music interface with iPod integration and Sirius Satellite radio, appear in all package levels. The Premium and Premium Plus packages provide a Digital Signal Processing (DSP), extended sound system with ten speakers, a 6-CD charger in the glovebox and AM/FM radio operated by MMI (Audi’s Multi Media Interface) system.
The Audi A6 2011 is engineered to provide the utmost protection for driver and passengers. Both the driver and front passenger are protected by dual-stage front air bags, and the front and rear seats incorporate side air bags to further protect occupants from injury. Side-guard curtain air bags also are standard.
The Acadia launched in 2007 as the first crossover from GMC with good rate fuel economy and innovative features.
Starting at 31.840 $, the GMC Acadia 2011 model runs in an appealing middle ground between family-friendly crossovers and the serious, professional- grade truck look that is GMC. The 2011 Acadia can be ordered with either front-wheel drive or road-oriented all-wheel drive and it offers much of the utility and comfort of a minivan.
The GMC says:
The GMC Acadia Crossover SUV was designed with one ambitious goal in mind: to create a professional grade crossover vehicle.
The 2011 Acadia is the first crossover vehicle to get the Denali designation. For Denali, cosmetic distinction from the standard Acadia 2011 include a new grille, front and rear bumper, high-intensity discharge head lamps and 20-inch wheels. Inside, Acadia Denali drivers will get DVD, navigation with real-time traffic, satellite radio, USB and Bluetooth connectivity and ventilated front seats. Base price for GMC Acadia Denali 2011 is 43.220$.
The new GMC Acadia 2011 model comes in four base trims (SL, SLE, SLT-1, SLT-2) and Denali trims designation. Standard features include cruise control, full power accessories, front and rear air-conditioning and full array of airbags. The SLE’s additional highlights include a power liftgate, remote ignition, rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. The SLT-1 and SLT-2 trims add features that include leather seating, heated front seats, tri-zone climate control an 10-speaker audio system with a six-CD in-dash changer and USB audio connection.
All GMC Acadia 2011 come standard with a 228-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 270 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Mechanical features include power steering with variable assist, inteligent all-wheel drive (manages torque split between the front and rear axles), linked ”H” rear suspension (reduced noise and vibrations).
The EPA estimated fuel economy for GMC Acadia 2011 is 17 mpg city/ 24 MPG highway for front-wheel drive models and 16 miles per galon city/ 23 miles per gallon highway for all-wheel drive models.
2011 GMC Acadia’s safety system helps protect passengers before, during and after a crash. A strong structure is the foundation while a low center of gravity helps reduce the likelihood of a roolover. The 2011 Acadia’s structure is reinforced in numerous areas with high-strenght steel. Acadia 2011 is equipped with six standard air bags, two seat-mounted side-impact air bags and the first row and two head curtain side-impact airbags that cover all three seating second row.
The 2011 Acadia competes with Ford Flex and Toyota Highlander.
Starting at 12.295 $, the Kia Rio Sedan is Kia’s entry in the competitive small-car segment.
Kia Motors is South Korea’s second largest automobile manufacturer. The word Kia derives from koreean words meaning ”to arise to the world from Asia”. With its headquarters in Seoul, the company is partly owned by the Hyundai Group. South Korea’s oldest car company, Kia was founded on June 1944 as a manufacturer of steel dubing and bicycle parts.
The 2011 Kia Rio’s trim levels include a bare-bones base model, an LX and sporty SX. The Kia Rio competes with Chevrolet Aveo and Toyota Yaris.
The 2011 Kia Rio model is a sedan with a superior performance to boot and looks great in any conditions. 2011 Kia Rio has two platforms: a sedan (Kia Rio) and a five-door hatchback ( Kia Rio 5). All models are powered by a 110 horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic transmission. Standard features on the LX and SX Kia Rio 2011 include automatic cruise control and side mirrors with integrated turn signals.
With the 5-speed manual, the Kia Rio 2011 returns 28 miles per gallon in city, 34 mpg highway in the EPA cycle.
Safety features include dual front airbags, front and rear head curtain airbags and front side impact airbags. Optional antilock brakes with rear discs are available.
Interior features include optional air conditioning, optional power windows and locks, optional USB interface for MP3 players.
The 2011 Kia Rio and Kia Rio5 are covered by Kia’s waranty program, witch offers consumer protection at an exceptional value. Included in this program are a 10 years/100.000 miles limited powertrain warranty, a five-years/ 60.000 miles limited basic warranty and a five-year/ 100.000 mile anti perforation warranty.
The New 2012 Kia Rio premiere will be celebrates at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show.