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2017 Audi A3 facelift revealed; will come to India

first_imgThis news is coming straight from Germany. Audi has been busy and the work shows, as the German car-makers have given a facelift to the Audi A3 sedan and this is the same car that will be seen on the Indian roads from next year.But till the car comes,check out what Audi A3 facelift has new to offer.ALSO READ: New generation Audi A5 to arrive in 2017Features: The highlight in the interior of the new Audi A3 is the Audi virtual cockpit, which can now be specified as an alternative to the standard analogue unit. This innovative operating concept, which is available for the first time in the compact class, displays the most important driving-relevant information in high resolution on a 12.3-inch diagonal TFT screen.The headlights of the Audi A3 provide a distinctive new look with their jagged bottom edges. Xenon plus units with LED daytime running lights are standard, with the exception of S line and S3 models which now automatically come equipped with LED headlights and LED rear lights incorporating sweeping dynamic rear indicators. For the first time, matrix LED headlights are offered as an option. Light and rain sensors are fitted as standard in all specifications.With numerous driver assistance systems, the new Audi A3 raises the bar in the premium compact segment yet again. New to this model and to the segment is the traffic jam assist system, which works together with Audi adaptive cruise control (ACC) to keep the A3 and S3 at a safe distance from the vehicle in front, and in combination with the S tronic transmission, automatically sets it in motion again after a short stop.advertisementALSO READ:2016 Audi Q5 spied testing before debutDesign:Although hardly any change has been made to the dimensions – 4.24 metres in length with a wheelbase of 2.60 metres – the new Audi A3 looks more purposeful than ever. Its Singleframe grille features sharper lines and is broader, and its headlights are flatter, with distinctive outer contours.The rear accentuates the width of the new A3 – with the horizontal illuminated graphics of the rear lights and the separation edge above the redesigned diffuser. The colour palette has also been expanded. Twelve paint colours are available to choose from depending on specification, including the five new colours Ara blue, Cosmic blue, Nano grey, Tango red and Vegas yellow.The new Audi A3 rides on 16-inch alloy wheels in SE form, and on 17-inch and 18-inch wheels when equipped to Sport or S line specification respectively. The wide range of optional wheels ranging in size from 17-inch to 19-inch includes new designs.Engine:ALSO READ:Audi plans 12 refreshed, new vehicles by 2019 The 1.4 TFSI COD features cylinder-on-demand efficiency technology, turning off two cylinders when the corresponding output is not required. The engine with 1,395cc displacement offers 150PS and 250 Nm of torque.A technical highlight is the completely new 2.0 TFSI with its innovative combustion process. From a displacement of 1,984cc it generates 190PS, delivering 320 Nm of torque at 1,500 to 4,200rpm.last_img read more

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Chevy FNR Trademark Hints At Possible New Electric Concept

Renewing the trademark again hints that GM might still see a use for the FNR moniker on future concepts, which surely would be electric. The idea of “Find New Roads” is vague enough to work on any type of vehicle, so the name might be handy to keep in the automaker’s proverbial back pocket.Technically, the USPTO hasn’t yet granted the renewed FNR trademarks to GM yet. However, it’s hard to imagine any other company disputing The General’s use of the name after holding the rights since 2015.Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2 via GM Authority Source: Electric Vehicle News The original FNR (standing for Find New Roads) concept (above) debuted at Auto Shanghai 2015. It was a futuristic coupe that imagined an autonomous, electric vehicle of the future. At Auto Shanghai  2017, Chevy followed up with the FNR-X (below). This vehicle was a more realistic looking crossover that showed off next-gen aerodynamic tech, including active front and rear spoilers, movable side skirts, and wheel blades that closed at highway speed to reduce drag. Chevrolet FNR-X Plug-In Hybrid Impresses Us, But It’s Just A Concept The last two FNR concepts have been future-looking concepts showing off cutting-edge technology. A new one would surely be electric.General Motors used the Chevrolet FNR name on a pair of concepts that both premiered first in China. Now, GM filed the necessary paperwork with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to apply for a renewal for its use of the FNR moniker. The applications were first discovered by GM Authority.More FNR News Chevrolet FNR-X: A New Hope For A Plug-In SUV From GM – Live Debut Photos & Videos GM filed to renew “FNR” and “Chevrolet FNR” on October 8. As of October 17, the USPTO lists the status of both applications as “New Application Processing.” The company originally filed for the trademarks in April 2015 and received five extensions on them since then. According to the government paperwork, GM’s hold on the names lapsed on Saturday, October 6, and the automaker applied for the trademarks again when the next week began. Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on October 20, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Chevrolet FNR Concept Unveiled At 2015 Shanghai Motor Show – Images read more

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