The engine is trained to manage the process of mixing and burning, even after closing the valves. In economy mode, it is able to work on ultra-poor air-fuel mixture, providing gasoline savings, but, if necessary, it develops high power and torque, working on enriched mixtures in power mode. There are three options for fuel injection. When driving at a constant speed of up to 120 km / h, the GDI engine (Gasoline Direct Injectiоn) works on ultra-poor mixtures (air-fuel ratio 30-40: 1). With active driving and at high speeds goes into power mode (ratio of 14.7: 1). Continue reading
“He” – a mini-van, “she” – “Mazda”? I am constantly confused in the definition of gender – you look at the solid dimensions, wrapped in the classic forms of a mini-van, like “He.” And you get behind the wheel, glance through the interior, the familiar “twisters”, the display screen – “She”, “Mazda” comes out. Then you step into the wide opening of the sliding door, try on the middle row of the relief seats, feel the supply of space around – and again confusion. Continue reading
When Toyota started selling Prius in 1997, each sold car, according to experts, brought the company a loss of $ 16,000. For eight years, the model has won a lot of laurels, managed to survive several upgrades and a change of generation, and, nevertheless, the company still suffers losses on this project. What for?
Despite the futuristic stuffing, the Toyota Prius got accustomed in the Urals: today there are several dozen people traveling around the city. The most advanced compatriots are already attached to the latest technologies. Continue reading