Moving Toward the Future with Volvo 3CC Concept and Volvo Performance Parts

Written by Jenny Mc Lane

PremAir is offered on Volvos today. The technology removesrepparttar ozone fromrepparttar 137995 air sucked intorepparttar 137996 radiator, making select Volvo models four-wheeled pollution vacuums. PZEV engines meet partial zero-emission vehicle standards in California and New England, and are amongrepparttar 137997 cleanest-burning vehicles of any kind regardless of their requirement for gasoline.

Volvo 3CC concept wonrepparttar 137998 “Best Design” atrepparttar 137999 seventh Annual Michelin Challenge Bibendum, whererepparttar 138000 alternative-fuel concept vehicles compete as automakers are challenged to find better, greener ways of producing vehicles. We seerepparttar 138001 Volvo 3CC as a functional demonstrator from which clean, safe and efficient vehicles can be derived inrepparttar 138002 future," says Volvo Car Corporation spokesman Dan Werbin, Director Volvo Cars North America.

The 3CC is powered by 3,000 lithium-ion cells like those in a laptop computer, can accelerate to 60 mph in 10 seconds while emitting zero emissions, according to Volvo. It will travel 180 miles on a single charge, and can cruise at speeds as high as 85 mph. Unique engine housing construction allowsrepparttar 138003 Volvo 3CC to conform to a wide variety of propulsion systems, giving itrepparttar 138004 flexibility to meet ever-changing power source requirements whether they call for gasoline, diesel, hybrid, electric, or bio-fuel motors.

The 3CC is a small, sleek and environmentally efficient car with a powerful, zero emission electric power train, great aerodynamics and a lightweight, high-strength steel space frame. Volvo could not compromise on safety forrepparttar 138005 3CC thus it developedrepparttar 138006 unique 'Volvo safety ride down concept' to absorb collision forces in a frontal impact by controllingrepparttar 138007 forward motion ofrepparttar 138008 occupants.

Parts Train's Dynamic Nissan Body Parts Complements 2005 Nissan Xterra's Off Road Capability

Written by Jenny Mc Lane

Building on its predecessor's rugged looks,repparttar 2005 Nissan Xterra has more roominess and more features, including enhanced off-road performance systems. Bulkier, silver colored materials andrepparttar 137863 more angular structure torepparttar 137864 grill and bumper giverepparttar 137865 Xterra a more aggressive stance. "The changes inrepparttar 137866 new Xterra are evolutionary, though with a capital E," said Mark McNabb, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. "For 2005, we've made key improvements inrepparttar 137867 areas customers want most - power, drivability, smoother on-road dynamics, more interior space and cargo versatility and, of course, greater off-road performance."

The most significant changes torepparttar 137868 new Xterra arerepparttar 137869 use of a version ofrepparttar 137870 new "F-Alpha" platform, which was created for use onrepparttar 137871 new Nissan Titan full-size pickup and Nissan Armada full-size SUV, andrepparttar 137872 utilization of a new 4.0-liter version of Nissan's VQ-series V6 engine. Various improvements torepparttar 137873 powertrain include increased displacement as well as micro finished engine internals, Continuous Valve Timing Control (C-VTC), Nissan variable Induction Control System (NICS) and a high capacity muffler. Electronic Throttle Control makes better responsiveness.

Available transmissions are a 5-speed automatic and, even more impressive, a 6-speed manual. A 4WD option is available to replacerepparttar 137874 base 2WD configuration. Four wheel disc brakes assisted by anti-lock brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist (BA) keeprepparttar 137875 Xterra in check. The 2005 Xterra was designed utilizing a truck-based body-on-frame chassis. A double wishbone front suspension and rigid leaf suspension inrepparttar 137876 rear gives these trucksrepparttar 137877 durability and ride that one expects from a truck-based SUV. High performance shocks are available onrepparttar 137878 Xterra Off-Road model.

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