Mar 17, 2009

Not Yours! - 44mpg overall minivan made by GM.

U.S. GM FAIL - What gets better MPG and half the price, seats 7 at 44mpg overall?
YEP, G.M. could sell these and cut U.S. oil demand 60% (for cars & light trucks) and highway emissions 40%, but why would they give Americans what we want.
According to my server records, individuals in senate and congress visit this blog, and maybe should get a 'little frustrated' we are giving a company billions of dollars that is not returning on investment. The volt is a: impractical, unaffordable and a decade away from being 'ready for primetime'. 
This is ready now and not having it in U.S. is a FAIL.

GM Europe has added a low emissions
ecoFlex model to its compact Zafira MPV lineup that will allow buyers in many countries, including the UK, to pay lower registration fees. The new Zafira ecoFlex is powered by a new 1.7-liter turbodiesel engine that was recently introduced in the Astra ecoFlex. The new engine produces 110 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. That's enough to move the Mazda5-sized Zafira to 60 mph in 12.6 seconds while getting 44.4 mpg (U.S.) combined on the EU test cycle. The seven-passenger Zafira gets taller gear ratios and lower rolling resistance tires to further help mileage. The press release is after the jump.
P.S. I want one ;-(