The SsangYong Kyron is a compact 'soft-roader' SUV (although it is quite large for its class) built by SsangYong Motor Company. It has a 104 Kw (139 hp)/310 N·m (229 ft·lbf) diesel motor, with Mercedes-Benz motor parts. Although the motor is a great one in its own right, it does performance a vehicle weighing almost two tonnes which makes performance lethargic at best. It is one of the few compact 4wds to be able to actually go off road, though, with a separate chassis. Its looks was developed by Mg's Ken Greely.
In 2007, the reliable Xdi270 diesel motor is available on the SsangYong Kyron increasing the performance to 121 Kw (162 hp)/340 N·m (251 ft·lbf). Both the Xdi200 and Xdi270 uses the 3rd-generation Common Rail technology. The sophisticated direct injection system boosts performance and fuel economy, which lowers pollution and saves on fuel. The new 3rd generation ECU is operating on 32-bit platform rather than the 16-bit found on the previous 2 generations of commonrail technology.
Louis Chevrolet would be proud of the latest SUV entry, the new Chevrolet Captiva. Chevrolet's full blooded compact SUV has been given a major makeover for 2011, including a fresh look layout to give it an even more confident and dynamic presence; an all-new range of the latest comprehensive and economical engines; chassis modifications to enhance ride and handling and an updated dashboard.
Chevrolet was the creator of the first sports utility car rear in the 1930's with the iconic Suburban, a nameplate that has spanned an incredible seven decades and is still going strong in the U. today.
Chevrolet Captiva owners have already enjoyed a lot of of choice, with five or seven seatings and all-wheel or front-wheel drive, says Wayne Brannon, president and managing director of Chevrolet Europe. The 2011 Chevrolet Captiva provides four new engines mated with a new six-speed transmission; a 2. 4 liter petrol unit, a 258 hp 3. 0liter V6 and two variants of our 2. 2 liter turbo-diesel.
Amid all the changes and enhancments that have been made, the new Chevrolet Captiva retains the pros of its adaptable, theater-style seats in three rows which comfortably accommodate up to seven passengers and the electronically controlled all-wheel drive system that distributes performance as it's needed.