Auto Highlights of the Month
By: Jay Chen
on previous generation Altima’s reputation as the design and dynamic leader in
class, the 2007 Nissan Altima is evolutionary in design, but revolutionary in
its platform and hardware.
Along with its distinctive styling, the new fourth
generation Altima utilizes the all-new Nissan “D” platform with improved body
rigidity and a redesigned suspension with the development objective of making
Altima one of the best performing large front-wheel drive sedans available
The new Altima also offers Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT (Continuously
Variable Transmission), a choice of the award-winning VQ-series 3.5-liter V6 or
powerful 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engines, and a long list of technology
features – including available Intelligent Key with Push Start Ignition,
Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System, RearView Monitor and an advanced
touch-screen navigation system.
Lincoln MKX is loaded with comfort and convenience as a modern new choice in
the luxury crossover utility vehicle (CUV) market.
Lincoln MKX's elegant design is combined with a sporty
stance, powerful engine and quiet interior. It also boasts such technological
advances as adaptive headlamps that move with the steering wheel, a panoramic
glass roof, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, 14-speaker THX II
audio system and DVD-based navigation.
Lincoln MKX is a five-passenger CUV powered by a
fuel-efficient 3.5-liter engine with a class-leading 6-speed transmission and
fully independent suspension. The new Lincoln MKX builds on the success of the
Lincoln Zephyr in appealing to a new generation of luxury buyers and defining a
modern vision for Lincoln.
award-winning XJ range retains its status as the most beautiful and
value-for-money collection of luxury saloons on sale today thanks to a host of
updates and additional features for the new 2007 Model Year.
To complement the XJ range’s graceful looks, Jaguar’s
design team have created a distinct palette of new exterior colours and
interior trim options to ensure increased choice for customers. The 400bhp
(DIN) 4.2-litre supercharged XJR model now comes with a 20-inch Cremona alloy
wheel as standard (19-inch Sabre for North America and Germany), while the
stunning 20-inch Callisto wheel is available as an option across the range.
Furthermore, 19-inch alloy wheels are offered as standard
on all XJ models (outside North America), sending a powerful visual statement
to match the power and performance of the XJ range’s four acclaimed
non-supercharged engines – a 2.7-litre twin-turbo diesel, 3.0 petrol V6, and
3.5 and 4.2-litre petrol V8s.
Inside the 2007 Model Year XJ a new range of trim and
veneer options create a luxurious yet contemporary feel, while a series of
state-of-the-art, user-friendly, optional technology systems such as a
rear-seat entertainment system or satellite-based anti-theft device make the
new XJ as advanced as it is beautiful.
The XJ range’s 2007 Model Year updates reinforce the
much-admired quality of the car’s advanced engineering. The first of Jaguar’s
current model range to be constructed with a lightweight aluminum structure,
every XJ enjoys significant performance advantages over its rivals thanks to its
stiff yet ultra-light body.