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Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 08:47 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,833
Posted By Sulu
You obviously know little about the car...

You obviously know little about the car manufacturing business (and know less about the Lexus model lineup).

No, it cannot. Unless what they showed us in New York earlier this month was only a...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 479
Posted By Sulu
The ES Hybrid, in fact, can be had for less than...

The ES Hybrid, in fact, can be had for less than Cdn$50,000 (and remember that the Canadian dollar is worth less than the American dollar). Gasoline here is much more expensive than in the USA. I...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 479
Posted By Sulu
That's right, the Volt's engine is programmed to...

That's right, the Volt's engine is programmed to automatically switch on every now and then to circulate the fluids.
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 949
Posted By Sulu
I have been interested in hybrid cars since the...

I have been interested in hybrid cars since the early 2000s, when Honda first introduced their first Insight hybrid in North America, and Toyota finally imported the Prius here after 3 years of sales...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 949
Posted By Sulu
I speculate that the maximum torque that a...

I speculate that the maximum torque that a belt-and-pulley CVT can handle is about 270 lb.ft / 370 Nm (give or take). This is based on the peak torque range of the Nissan VQ35 engine, the largest and...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By Sulu
1. Because of CAFE (and other similar...

1. Because of CAFE (and other similar legislation) that require automakers to lower fleet fuel consumption.

2. Hybrids are a relatively easy way right now to offer higher fuel economy vehicles....
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 479
Posted By Sulu
The ELR, like the Volt, is a plug-in hybrid. Plug...

The ELR, like the Volt, is a plug-in hybrid. Plug it in overnight to recharge the battery, and with a full battery, you can drive 30+ miles / 50+ km on electricity alone (compared to no more than a...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 949
Posted By Sulu
I know the difference between series and parallel...

I know the difference between series and parallel hybrids. What you described as a series hybrid is a mild hybrid, not a series hybrid.

In a series hybrid, the internal combustion engine NEVER...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 05:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 479
Posted By Sulu
Potential buyers were probably balking at the...

Potential buyers were probably balking at the $45,000 price for a (lowly) Chevy (just like VW buyers balked at the too-high priced Phaeton). But if it was first sold as a premium Cadillac, priced at...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 05:49 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,833
Posted By Sulu
You certainly have strong opinions about the 2016...

You certainly have strong opinions about the 2016 RX. Have you driven one or at least spent some significant amount of time sitting in one and poking around in it?

If not, tell me how you can...
Forum: Car Chat 04-15-15, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By Sulu
Toyota to move Corolla production to Mexico

This is what a Canadian auto-review website said.

They speculate that the 3-row TX will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada in Cambridge, in the place of the Corolla. Cambridge has 2...
Forum: Car Chat 04-15-15, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 927
Posted By Sulu
The Mazda3 Hybrid uses a licensed Toyota Hybrid...

The Mazda3 Hybrid uses a licensed Toyota Hybrid system, I believe.

No, it would not suit Mazda North America marketing, but as it is a licensed system, perhaps the agreement with Toyota did not...
Forum: Car Chat 04-15-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,256
Posted By Sulu
I was thinking of having the front centre of the...

I was thinking of having the front centre of the hood having to protrude out front to reach forward and down a bit to meet the top of the grill, instead of having that body-coloured piece above the...
Forum: Car Chat 04-15-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 949
Posted By Sulu
I am not sure that the Volt can either, but Honda...

I am not sure that the Volt can either, but Honda claims that the current Honda Accord Hybrid can.

The HAH is the only 2-motor hybrid that I know of in which its petrol engine can directly drive...
Forum: Car Chat 04-15-15, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 479
Posted By Sulu
I believe that the ELR should have come before...

I believe that the ELR should have come before the Volt (but at a bit cheaper price than the $75,000). With such new technology, GM should have dressed it up and sold it as a Cadillac rather than the...
Forum: Car Chat 04-15-15, 10:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 949
Posted By Sulu
The petrol engine does provide all of the power...

The petrol engine does provide all of the power at high speeds but it does not directly drive the wheels; the electric drive motor (MG2) continues to regulate the speed of the car. There is no direct...
Forum: Car Chat 04-15-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 927
Posted By Sulu
Mazda could not get the balance of emissions and...

Mazda could not get the balance of emissions and power that they wanted. They originally wanted to produce a SkyActiv Diesel without selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions aftertreatment with...
Forum: Car Chat 04-15-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,256
Posted By Sulu
It is probably to reduce the cost of the...

It is probably to reduce the cost of the manufacturing of the hood, by straightening out its front edge, simplifying its design and manufacturing.
Forum: Car Chat 04-14-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 949
Posted By Sulu
The eCVT (Electronic CVT) in Toyota and Lexus...

The eCVT (Electronic CVT) in Toyota and Lexus hybrids is not a real CVT. In fact, it is not even a real transmission at all because the gas engine never directly drives the wheels; the electric drive...
Forum: Car Chat 04-12-15, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By Sulu
TATA could only do that if they took one wheel...

TATA could only do that if they took one wheel off their Nano small car. As I understand it, 3 wheels is a motorcycle/autocycle, 4 wheels is a car (and have to meet car crash test standards).
Forum: Car Chat 04-12-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 949
Posted By Sulu
How many gears is too many? It seems we have had...

How many gears is too many? It seems we have had this discussion before, perhaps when the CEO of ZF stated that 9 gears is the limit before you hit diminishing returns.

It would be nice to have...
Forum: Car Chat 04-11-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,893
Posted By Sulu
The NX is a compact crossover and the RX is a...

The NX is a compact crossover and the RX is a mid-sized crossover, and if you have sat in both, back-to-back (I have), you would appreciate the difference. Despite any similarity in width, the NX is...
Forum: Car Chat 04-11-15, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Sulu
You obviously do not understand the Canadian Car...

You obviously do not understand the Canadian Car of the Year award (nor any other Car of the Year contests). COTY contests compare the year's NEW cars against each other to award the "best of the...
Forum: Car Chat 04-11-15, 09:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,256
Posted By Sulu
There would be loud screaming if either the 2AR...

There would be loud screaming if either the 2AR 2.5-litre or the 2GR 3.5-litre engines were upgraded but did not find their way into the Camry. Fans of the Camry would rightly be loudly complaining...
Forum: Car Chat 04-10-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,376
Posted By Sulu
Once again the writers of Autoblog either refuse...

Once again the writers of Autoblog either refuse to check the technology or they are showing their ignorance of the technology. The increase in fuel economy of the new Mazda2 over the old model is...
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