Mitsubishi’s Fourth Generation Sports Coupe, the 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, Shares its Brightness as Partstrain Offers PartsWritten by Jenny McLane
First released 15 years ago, Mitsubishi Eclipse has been franchise model of Mitsubishi but has not always generated enough sales. The previews generation “geo-mechanical” styling receives less attention as compared to other coupe in its class. Today, all hopes to take dominance of Mitsubishi in sports compact coupe division with launch of all-new 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse are anticipated. Now in its fourth generation, 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse rides of Galant chassis platform in a coupe version. Set to hit road in late spring this year, 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse will be available in two trims and two new powertrain.
The new Eclipse feature a state of art design, very unique to other vehicle of its kind. The exterior profile of Eclipse presents a lot o tension inherent on surface. “The designers who was developing it spoke a lot about a bow (like a bow and arrow… so even thought car is standing still, it feels like it is just about to spring,” said Dan Sims, General Manager for Design Center. Another good this about design is “teardrop-shape” Eclipse posses. The body starts wide moving hip-like rear. The lean and mean exterior feature of eclipse personifies sporty, athletic, and well-crafted vehicle.
The All-New 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid and Parts, the first Hybrid Vehicle of Its ClassWritten by Jenny McLane
After Toyota’s introduction of Prius, first hybrid vehicle, in 1997 which was followed by debut of Honda Insight two years later in America, General Motors adopted Hybrid technology to their vehicle with 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid. The introduction Escape Hybrid is first entry of any American vehicle in market. As to Ford’s pioneering model, Escape is produced on a limited number. 2004 brought only 3000-4000 units of Ford Escape which began its production in late July. About 16,000 to 17,000 units are scheduled to be on production line in 2005 but with demand increasingly high, number might increase.
As law of supply and demand applies to Escape, buyers will not get any discounts and rebates for this high-priced SUV ranging from $26,970 for Front Wheel Drive which can reach up to $33,000 for a fully optioned vehicle to $28,595 for All-Wheel Drive. They have to settle to idea that they are one of few owners of this first of its kind SUV.
The 2005 Ford Escape runs on a 4-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric drive system to deliver performance of a V-6. It is typically an electric car that uses electric power engine to operate. Unlike other hybrid vehicles like Honda Accord which uses IMA or integrated motor assist which always at gas mode and kick to electric for additional power when needed, Ford Escape use electric as long as possible then switch to gas when needed. The electric motor can reach peak of up to 70 kilowatts for an additional of 93hp.