People carriers can come in handy in a lot of situations but they’re not for everyone. Whilst many people would prefer not to buy one, some find that they have many advantages and can help to make life a lot easier. Here are some of the top reasons why people carriers, or multi-purpose wagons are the best option for many people. Continue reading 5 Reasons to Purchase a People Carrier
Nearly a year after Mazda announced its i-ELOOP regenerative braking technology, the company has finally launched a car that implements it: the 2013 Mazda Atenza. Known as the 2014 Mazda 6 in the US, both sedan and wagon models are on sale today throughout Japan. The aforementioned i-ELOOP technology uses capacitors instead of batteries to power the car’s electronic components, and will supposedly increase fuel efficiency by up to ten percent. Other technologies incorporated in the vehicle include i-stop, Mazda’s idling stop system and i-ActiveSense, a collection of safety technologies utilizing cameras and millimeter-wave radars. Customers can opt for either diesel or gasoline SkyActiv engines in either manual or automatic transmission. Suggested retail price ranges from 2,500,000 yen ($30,797) to 3,400,000 ($41,884) including tax. US customers won’t be able take a test drive until the sedan model shows up in US dealerships next year, though it’s unclear if either diesel or wagon options will make it stateside.
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Binz is a German company whose sole skill is stretching Mercedes Benz cars for no obvious reason! They usually do this to Mercedes sedan models, but this time they went ahead and stretched an E-Class station wagon. Although in Binz’ mind they have probably made the ultimate family car, it seems to make a rather perfect hearse.
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