Wednesday, February 24, 2016

CarTalk February 22, 2016

The guys are in fine form live from the tennis!

Never a dull moment that is for sure.

Here is what we set out to speak about!

Us Consulate

Audi Q3? do we like it?

Masserati 4X4 Why?

Chevy Cruze LT Sedan cute!

Alfa Giulia

Alfa Romeo will unveil the long-delayed mainstream versions of its Giulia midsize sedan at the Geneva auto show next week.
The debut follows presentation of the high-performance, top-of-the-line Giulia Quadrifoglio in Frankfurt last September.
The Giulia, a rival to the Audi A4 and BMW 3 series, will be shown with an entry-level 2.0-liter gasoline engine and a 2.2-liter diesel that is unlikely to be sold in the U.S. The Giulia Quadrifoglio has a Ferrari-derived 505-hp twin-turbocharged V-6.
Ford Ranger?

Volvo to start selling keyless cars!
The “breakthrough” is merely that Volvo plans to give customers the option to skip the physical key—not any new technology that allows customers to skip the key in the first place. As we mentioned, that technology already exists, although Volvo’s setup uses Bluetooth to communicate between car and phone, rather than a mobile data connection, limiting the key’s use to short range—just like a regular key! The automaker adds: “This new technology will also offer customers the possibility to receive more than one digital key on their app allowing them to access different Volvo cars in different locations—according to their changing mobility needs.” Volvo seems to be thinking ahead to a future where most vehicles use some form of app-based key systems, a prescient if slightly optimistic view, given how it also assumes a standardized digital key protocol that works across brands. Within a tighter scope, however, Volvo might be on to something. The company’s app key can be sent to “other people via their mobile phones so that they can also use the car,” thus simplifying car sharing.

Jaguar F-Type SVR, the first Jag SVR and the fastest Jag ever at 0-100 in 3.7seconds and 322kph thanks to a 575bhp 5.0 V8. Only UK prices have been announced £110,000 & £115,485 for the coupe and convertible. Deliveries start in the summer.

Patrol to the rescue!

The Podcast Link!

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