North American university teams have been hard at work designing and refining advanced propulsion technologies for implementation in a General Motors-donated vehicle. Their challenge is to reduce the environmental impact of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu by improving its fuel efficiency and reducing its emissions while retaining its performance and consumer appeal. Throughout the ten days, vehicles participate in engineering test similar to those conducted by the automotive industry to determine a prototype’s readiness for production, and ultimately prove the viability of their advanced technology vehicles.
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Holden has previewed the design direction of its highly anticipated VF Commodore range with a public reveal of the 2013 Calais V luxury sports concept. The new-look flagship Calais V-Series sedan headlines Holden’s VF design strategy and introduces a premium upgrade to the vehicle interior and exterior. The VF will be the most advanced car ever built in Australia, with every model to offer self-parking, and all models will come with a reversing camera.
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The fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is a car produced by General Motors and marketed under the Chevrolet brand. It is the fifth distinct generation of the Camaro to be produced since its original introduction in 1967. Production of the new Camaro began in March 2009 after several years on hiatus since the previous generation\’s production ended in 2002 and went on sale to the public in April 2009 for the 2010 model year. New Synergy Series 2011 and the XM Accessory Appearance Package will be revealed at SEMA, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. The 2011 Camaro has a powerful V6 capable of 312 horsepower, it still offers an impressive 29 MPG highway with an available six-speed automatic transmission. For even more under the hood, move up to the SS and its 6.2L V8 engine. Even with its standard 426 horsepower, it offers 24 MPG highway. The available automatic transmission version of SS features Active Fuel Management and offers 25 MPG highway while delivering 400 horsepower.
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