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The Tuning in Essen Motor Show 2018

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When your heart beats faster and your pulse vibrates it can only be ESSEN Motor Show 2018.

From December 1 to 9, 2018, the Essen Motor Show 2018 brought them all together: Sports car fans, tuners, motorsportsmen, motorsports women and vintage vehicle friends to celebrate the 51st lap of the performance festival at Messe Essen.

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Over 500 exhibitors and a spectacular supporting programme are connecting people and styles. The emotional format for success is arousing the enthusiasm of generations and genders across the board. Amongst other highlights, a special show with sporty convertibles and live action in the Motorsports Arena are ensuring great emotions.

The exhibitors included Continental, Hankook, Mercedes FanWorld, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Renault Motorsport, Skoda, Toyo Tires and VW Motorsport. They displayed new sports cars, tyres and racing vehicles.

For tuners, the Essen Motor Show is a festival: Here, numerous manufacturers are presenting new vehicles and accessories for the coming season including ABT Sportsline, BBS, Brabus, Eisenmann Exhaust Systems, H&R Spezialfedern, KW automotive, OZ Deutschland, Remus Innovation and Sonax. Moreover, hip tuning forges such as JP Performance, Liberty Walk, Sidney Industries and Vossen Wheels also were present at the starting line in Essen.

Not to forget The special show called the tuningXperience is the tuning trend show par excellence: Around 160 private owners from Europe presented their often prizewinning vehicles. Here, many of the parts offered at the Essen Motor Show can be admired in the assembled condition. The spectrum of the exhibits ranges from the moderate daily driver to the detail-loving high-end showcar.

Vehicles in motorsports looks are trendy, frequently with widebodies, large wings and carbon parts. The appearances are often completed by sporty brake systems and wheel rims as well as by film applications in motorsports designs. Also hip: tuned youngtimers, particularly from German makes such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Porsche and VW.
The heart chamber of the Essen Motor Show is the Motorsports Arena: Here, the engines are roaring, the tyres are screeching and the adrenaline level is rising up to record-breaking values. The racing atmosphere is enticing thousands of visitors into the arena every day. The programme featured drift shows, taxi rides for visitors and presentations by the exhibitors. In the neighboring pit lane in Hall 5, everything is also revolving around motorsports: Racing series and circuits such as the Hockenheimring and the Nürburgring had their booths here.

In Hall 3, a selection of design cars and crazy cars were awaiting those people who like it even more individual. These eccentric one-offs are showing that a lot is possible beyond each series: either as a daring design for the future of mobility or simply as a funmobile.

Both have their places at the Essen Motor Show which also offers a permanent setting to e-mobility. The car sharing provider RUHRAUTOe is presenting a selection of electrically driven vehicles. These include the fair premieres of the following models: BMW i8 Roadster (2018), Nissan eNV200 (2018), Renault Master Z.E. 33 (2019), Renault ZOE Z.E. 40 (2018) and Tesla Model 3 (US) (2018).

Essen Motor Show 2018 is a true show to be considered for tuning lovers.

See you next year

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Brains with Brawn: Cutting-edge technology meets performance in 2018 Tahoe

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The Chevrolet Tahoe ’s legendary on- and off-road capabilities have made it one of the most loved large SUVs in the region. For 2018, the iconic model boasts an increased breadth of technological capabilities and advanced safety features that complement the performance of its 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 engine.

As a family SUV that can carry as many as nine passengers, safety was paramount for Chevrolet engineers when building the 2018 Tahoe. With as many as 11 available active safety features, including a host of cameras, radars and sensors, the 2018 Tahoe monitors the surroundings of the vehicle in real-time, scanning for potentially dangerous situations and actively preventing collisions by warning the driver ahead of time and even intervening if they fail to respond.

The 2018 Tahoe has several available features that help keep occupants safe in the event of a potential forward collision. Starting with Adaptive Cruise Control, which allows the driver to automatically follow a vehicle ahead at a selected following gap; the system can brake and accelerate automatically to maintain a pre-set safe distance at all times. The available Forward Automatic Braking system takes things a step further and applies the brakes if the system determines a front-end collision is imminent with a detected vehicle ahead. The system can help reduce the collision’s severity and potentially even altogether avoid it at very low speeds.

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Another available feature that warns the driver in advance of a potential danger is Forward Collision Alert. The system can help identify vehicles ahead and warn the driver if they are on collision course or are driving too close to the vehicle in front.

Naturally, there are a suite of available features that monitor the rear of the vehicle, too. For instance, Rear Cross Traffic Alert makes reversing out of a parking bay safer by warning the driver if the system detects an approaching vehicle. Other features that make progress safer include Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Safety Alert Driver Seat, Intellibeam Headlamps and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. Rear Vision Camera is also standard across all models.

Being a family SUV, the 2018 Tahoe is also loaded with a host of connectivity features and entertainment technologies. Powered by Chevrolet’s award-winning Chevrolet Infotainment system, the 2018 Tahoe features Apple CarPlay as standard, allowing users to carry out tasks such as music streaming, making phone calls and sending text messages with simple voice commands. Also available, is Rear-Seat Blu-ray®, with HDMI connection and Wi-Fi to ensure back-seat passengers are entertained and that there are no “Are we there yet?” moments during long drives with the kids.

Despite a bouquet of sophisticated technology, the 2018 Tahoe hasn’t compromised on its hallmark brawn. The standard 5.3L V-8 churns out 355 horsepower and 520 Nm of torque while returning a frugal highway economy of 10.3 Km/L, making it one of the most efficient full-size SUVs on the market.

Despite its substantial dimensions, the 2018 Tahoe is remarkably poised around corners. Thanks to the Corvette-inspired Magnetic Ride Control suspension available on Tahoe Premier and standard on the 400 hp, 6.2L V-8-powered Tahoe RST, the vehicle can read the road surface up to 1,000 times a second and adjust the damping accordingly in as little as 10 to 15 milliseconds.

The Tahoe’s off-road capability is the stuff of legends, and the 2018 iteration continues that trend. With its available Z71 package the Tahoe will dominate the biggest of dunes and the most daunting of wadi passes with ease. Furthermore, when properly equipped the Tahoe can tow up to 3,858 Kg – that’s more than adequate to haul jet skis, quad bikes or medium sized boats. All the while retaining exemplary ride comfort and refinement to ensure smooth progress.

All in all, be it around town or in the great outdoors, the 2018 Tahoe mixes the rough with the smooth and brains with brawn.

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The Power of Air: Equinox’s Design Enhances Aerodynamics

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It’s no secret the compact SUV segment is one of the fastest growing in the world. Customers want passenger and cargo space that fits their lifestyle without compromising on fuel efficiency or safety.

However, the larger the dimensions of a vehicle, the bigger the challenges of making it aerodynamically efficient. On the move, a vehicle has to forge a path of least resistance, and the smoother it slices through the air the more fuel efficient and refined it is.

That was the task for the Design and Aerodynamic teams working on the shape of the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox: to create an all-new compact SUV that is a perfect balance of style, function and efficiency.

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And with the segment leading 15.1 Km/L on the highway (1.5L FWD models), the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox certainly achieves that goal. However, it wasn’t a task that was trivially accomplished.

Size matters

Vehicle aerodynamics are a carefully considered science; styling flourishes cannot be added at whim without evaluating their effect on airflow around the vehicle. For the 2018 Equinox, the design teams took great care in creating a refined new vehicle shape that maintains the key proportions of a small crossover/SUV, without adversely affecting aerodynamic efficiency. In addition to delivering the utility and functionality customers look for in the segment, the Equinox’s expressive exterior has a lean, sculpted form sporting Chevrolet’s signature design cues.

“Aerodynamic performance is a big contributor to fuel economy, but the box-like shapes of crossovers and SUVs are not conducive to aero efficiency,” said Nick Lico, Global Aerodynamics development lead. “Working with Design, we were able to craft an athletic shape that is both attractive and segment-leading in aero efficiency.”

Tunnel vision

Balancing every-day usability of the new Equinox with aero needs was not an easy task and it was something Chevrolet engineers focused on single-mindedly. Picking the right dimensions, for instance, was crucial. The Equinox had to be the right size, to make it easier to park and maneuver, but without compromising on efficiency or even interior space. As a result, the overall length was reduced by 119 millimeters but despite the smaller exterior dimensions than the older model, interior volume was increased.

The reduced length, however, posed another hurdle to aero efficiency, because it is tougher to push a shorter shape cleanly through the air.

The exterior styling of the all-new Equinox was honed after more than 500 hours in General Motor’s full-scale wind tunnel. The final design not only maintains the essence of the intended design, but reduces wind resistance by 10 percent over the previous model.

The Equinox’s cutting-edge approach to efficiency also sees the addition of a new active aerodynamics element. Much like features found on high-end super cars, the Equinox can literally alter its aerodynamic performance depending on the situation. It boasts available electronically controlled upper and lower grille shutters which account for improved aerodynamics. They close in certain conditions on the highway, when engine cooling needs are reduced, pushing more air around the vehicle to reduce drag.

It’s all in the detail

An aero-efficient body is the sum of several small, but significant, design details. These styling elements not only contribute to the aesthetics, they address drag around various areas of the vehicle, making the Equinox’s design a harmonious blend of form and function.

  • The larger rear spoiler was designed to help reduce turbulence at the rear of the vehicle for less wind resistance.
  • The rear corner incorporates a series of cleverly incorporated “air trips,” as the designers call them, for optimal air separation at the edges of the taillamps and corners at the D-pillars.
  • New tire deflectors help achieve the same aerodynamic advantage as a traditional air dam, but without compromising the Equinox’s sculpted design.
  • Underbody panels on FWD models improve airflow beneath the vehicle.

About the 2018 Equinox

The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a fresh and modern compact SUV, featuring an expressive design, increased cargo space, the latest connectivity, expanded roster of available safety features and all-new range of turbocharged engines.

Cargo area has increased, with new storage features such as a large, hidden underfloor storage space and a flat cargo floor that makes loading and unloading easier.

Purposeful technologies are designed to help keep passengers safe, comfortable and connected. New safety features include Safety Alert Seat, Forward Collison Alert with Following Distance Indicator and more.

The 2018 Equinox is on sale now in Chevrolet showrooms across the Middle East.

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