Land Rover Diesel for 2013... Honda Acura ILX Top Safety Pick… Fisker Karma Sets Multiple Charging Record…Formula Ford Race Cars to Go Mainstream

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Land Rover announced that it would debut a new diesel-electric hybrid SUV at the upcoming Paris Auto Show. A new safety study has named the Honda Acura ILX as one of the safest vehicles on the road. Fisker Automotive set a world record by simultaneously charging 45 Karma hybrid vehicles at once, during a demonstration event in the Netherlands. Ford will use EcoBoost technology on a limited production run of its Formula Ford race cars. Details, from MyPerfectAutomobile, are summarized below.

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The Acura ILX is one of the world’s safest automobiles.

Land Rover Diesel-Electric Hybrid

A fourth-generation Land Rover Ranger Rover SUV with an electric motor will be the company‘s first-ever hybrid Range Rover. The diesel-electric drive vehicle will get 37 mpg and is set to debut at the Paris Auto Show later this month. For the complete story, see:

Honda Acura ILX a Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the Honda Acura ILX a Top Safety Pick. The car ranked favorably in every major parameter of the study. For the complete story, see:

Fisker Sets World Record

Fisker Automotive set a world record last week by simultaneously charging 45 of its Karma hybrid vehicles at a location in Venlo, Netherlands. The company set a similar record in California when 28 Karmas drove along the Pacific Coast Highway together. The Karma is a plug-in hybrid sport sedan manufactured at the Valmet Automotive facility in Finland. The car’s EPA-rated fuel economy is 52 mpg in all-electric mode, and 20 mpg in gasoline mode. For the complete story, see:

Ford EcoBoost Racer to Go Mainstream

Ford Motor Co. has indicated that it will produce a Formula Ford car with EcoBoost technology. According to the plan, a limited number of the cars would be available to consumers through retail dealerships. The race car has been made street-legal with the addition of lights, a horn, rear view mirrors, and a speedometer. Recently, a street-legal version of the car logged the eleventh-fastest lap time on the famous Nurburgring race track. EcoBoost engines produce 20 percent better fuel economy and 15 percent less greenhouse emissions than other engines. The automaker intends to use the technology on a wide range of cars next year and onward. For the complete story, see:

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