Archive for May, 2007

VW Golf GT + Golf Sport = VW GT Sport

May 29, 2007

So what do we have here… two Volkswagen Golf model trim levels: Golf Sport and Golf GT. Which one would you prefer? But before making your choice, read this out.

Volkswagen plans to replace the two model trims for the VW Golf I mentioned above. But don’t worry because it is only for the UK market. The VW Golf Sport and Golf GT will be merged into one package called the Golf GT Sport. Sounds obvious right? Now check out what this new “merged” model trim for the VW Golf has to offer for out fellow British car enthusiasts.

Standard features include:

– All-new darkened grille section is intersected by a set of horizontal fins
New GT Sport badge on the grille
– A pair of darkened headlights in the nose
– A set of fog lights mounted in the front air dams
– 17-inch multi-spoke ClassiXs alloy wheels fitted with 225/45 R 17 tyres
– Twin chrome exhausts with GT Sport badges on the rear
– Leather trimmed three spoke steering wheel
– Leather trimmed gearknob
– Leather trimmed handbrake
– Front sports seats
– Automatic light sensing headlights
– Rain sensing windscreen wipers
– Climatic air conditioning,
– CD stereo system with eight speakers and electric windows
– Six airbags
– Anti lock braking system (ABS)
– Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP)

Under the hood, Volkswagen offers two engine variants for the Golf GT Sport: the nnovative 1.4-litre TSI and the 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine. Both engines can pump out 140 PS and 170 PS. The 1.4-litre TSI comes with both a supercharger and a turbocharger for enhanced power output. Both engines could be combined with either a six-speed manual or DSG transmission. The starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the model with 1.4-litre TSI engine is at 17,422 British Pounds and 21,352 for the Golf GT Sport with 2.0-litre TDI engine.

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May 29, 2007

If we talk about music, there’s the Top 20 MTV hit chart and the 100 Hits for U.K hit chart and when we talk about sexy girls there’s the 100 Sexiest for Him Magazine (FHM), but what about cars? Ok Yahoo! Autos’ Green Rating will provide to you the answers.

The Green Rating does not focus on the car features, specifications, accessories, parts and style but more of the vehicle’s environmental friendliness. It deliberates on the harmful smog coming from the tailpipes, emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming, the fuel a vehicle consumes and the pollution from manufacturing the vehicle and its components.

Since vehicles stay on the road for a longer period when driving, this is the time that it emits pollution that leads to the degradation of the environment and human life. Green Ratings depend on government-certified data and not on the marketing strategies and claims on ecological responsiveness of the manufacturers.

Although there were 100 on the list I posted only the top 30 Green Cars

1. 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT AT-PZEV w/ Navigation System
2. 2007 Toyota Prius Touring
3. 2007 Honda Civic GX NGV 5-Spd AT
4. 2006 Honda Insight CVT w/ AC
5. 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan
6. 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid FWD
7. 2007 Toyota Yaris S
8. 2007 MINI Cooper Base
9. 2007 Hyundai Elantra Limited
10. 2007 Honda Accord Hybrid 5-Spd AT w/ Nav System
11. 2007 Toyota Corolla LE
12. 2007 Honda Fit Sport 5-Spd MT
13. 2007 Kia Rio5 SX
14. 2007 Honda Civic Sedan DX 5-Spd AT
15. 2007 Honda Civic Coupe EX 5-Spd AT w/ Navigation System
16. 2007 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 5-Spd AT w/ Navigation System
17. 2007 Honda Accord Sedan EX 5-Spd AT
18. 2007 Kia Spectra SX
19. 2007 Kia Rio SX
20. 2007 Hyundai Accent GLS 4-Door
21. 2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4X4
22. 2007 Nissan Versa Sedan 1.8 SL
23. 2007 Chevrolet Aveo5 LT
24. 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5L PZEV
25. 2007 Pontiac Vibe Base
26. 2007 Toyota Matrix XR 4X2
27. 2007 Nissan Versa Hatchback 1.8 SL
28. 2007 Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4WD
29. 2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL
30. 2007 Lexus RX 400h Front Wheel Drive

Ok I hope this article will be able to give you a hand to what type or model you will purchase. You may use this to find out what’s the most environmentally friendly vehicle no matter what kind of car you choose. Enjoy the trip!