What to Expect on the Jeep Trailhawk Production Model

Car fans across the world, especially those who are interested and starving for a new off-road vehicle are waiting for the production model of Chrysler Group’s latest on- and off-road concept, the Jeep Trailhawk.

Unveiled at the 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) early in January, the Jeep Trailhawk concept “merges the spectrum of the Jeep brand by combining the core off-road features of the new body-on-frame four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the refined sophistication of an all-new on-road open-air concept vehicle, providing a unique and fresh expression for Jeep”, according to the Auburn Hills-based automaker.

Chrysler Group released the full details of the Jeep Trailhawk concept at NAIAS. Customers should expect the technical specs and features describe at the show to be installed on the production model of the vehicle. Chrysler Group did not release the exact time frame for the production version though.

The overall appearance of the Jeep Trailhawk concept embodies the traditional Jeep classic style along with new design cues like the open top roof resembling roof styling found on convertible coupe models. The Trailhawk concept features a bold and aggressive exterior body and has a long 116-inch wheelbase. Other exterior features include, stretched fender flares, tall trapezoidal vent, HID projector beam quad lamps, cross-car instrument panel, signature seven-slot Jeep grille, LED park and turn signals, four cup holders, sliding Jeep Load ‘N Go cargo tray drop-down tailgate, and large 22-inch five-spoke wheels. The left and right lamps show the eyes of a bird of prey, that is why the designers called the vehicle Trailhawk.

The Jeep Trailhawk comes with interior space for four passengers with premium leather seats. The two-tone leather-wrapped aluminum steering wheel offers an exciting driving feel wheter it is on- or off-road. Other interior features of the Jeep Trailhawk concept include steering wheel mounted switches and controls, remote control fold-away flat screen navigation unit, two front and rear armrest, storage bin modules, and a premium audio system with MP3 capability.

On the technical side, customers should expect a 3.0-liter BLUETEC CRD engine under the hood of the Jeep Trailhawk. The engine pumps out 215 hp at 4,000 rpm produces 376 lb.-ft. amount of peak torque at 1,600-2,800 rpm. To cool off the engine, a radiator with Jeep fan shroud will be included. The engine is coupled with a 5-speed automatic gearbox to power the four-wheel-drive (4WD) drivetrain configuration of the Trailhawk concept. Suspension parts come with a front axle with 4 bar links, and rear axle with 5-bar links.

You should expect these specs and features on the production model of Jeep Trailhawk when it rolls out anytime soon.

An Elegant Fast Car

The long wait is finally over. The elegant, stylish and all new 2007 Jaguar XKR concept is finally revealed. Do you want to know the latest pick?

The four-seater two-door convertible vehicle is the forefront of the latest technology of future lightweight car structure of Jaguar. The lustrous car model was also made to show off unique design and outstanding performance. If you are into a smooth and sporty drive, Jaguar XKR is the right car for you.

According to the Director of Designs for Jaguar, Ian Callum, they are pre-occupied with the development of new and gorgeous fast cars. In fact, they are developing new ideas that can be applied for the car they are designing. The release of the Jaguar XKR last year was extremely overwhelming to the Jaguar Car Corporation. They were proud of the positive reactions of many and the vehicle has also over passed the most expectations. Callum also emphasizes that Jaguar XKR is a good definition of a “beautiful fast car”.

The Jaguar XKR is one among the most outstanding car models in the family. It has the features you are looking for in a sports car. The Jaguar XKR also has technology applied such as its aluminum monocoque body structure which is just like any other Jaguar car model. It also has the Jaguar XKR front bumper design that shows how sporty this car is. Jaguar XKR also uses a supercharged V-8 4.2 liter engine with a high class calibration and six speed automatic transmission that aides the driver to have a swift and fine drive on the road.

The new Jaguar XKR shows improved performance as well. Additional Jaguar XKR auto parts are installed on the engine components for a more relaxed and smooth driving. And for the first time, the makers have equipped the XKR with the Variable Inlet Camshaft Timing System that enables the engine to be adjusted in several situations depending on the speed and load volume. Spacious and high-class sports designed seats placed on the interior will definitely give the riders a comfortable ride.

With all these special features, you will never turn your back on a car like it. The new 2007 Jaguar XKR is truly an excellent and elegant sports car.

Texas Auto Accident Lawyers – How to Legally Protect Yourself After an Accident

Last year, more than 34,000 people died in auto accidents all over the United States. Of these, over 3,400 were in Texas. Every year, car crashes amount to over $164 billion in damage. These statistics show that accidents happen, but it doesn’t show that in almost all cases, they shouldn’t – accidents are caused by negligence and reckless driving.

Many Texas auto accident lawyers have advice on how you can protect yourself legally in case you get involved in a collision. Following this advice may improve your chances of getting better compensation to cover the damages incurred in a case of personal injury collision, whether in court, or from insurance, or both:

Contact the authorities immediately after the accident. During this time, do not admit to fault in any way, as any admission of guilt may prove to be your disadvantage when you seek compensation. Don’t give or sign any statements until the police and/or your lawyer arrives. While you’re waiting, try to see if there are any witnesses on the scene, and get their contact information- their testimony may later prove invaluable to Texas auto accident lawyers.

Take pictures of the accident and of the cars involved. Use your camera phone, or keep a disposable one handy in the glove compartment just for this situation. These pictures can later be used to establish fault, and negligence to the legal court or to your insurance claims adjuster.

Whether or not your are proven negligent will determine what kind of compensation you can receive, if any. In Texas law, negligence is proven with the concept of “proper lookout, ” which is basically the responsibility of the driver to be aware of the road, other cars, the rules and regulations on the road, and the conditions in which he is driving. By proving who had proper lookout, Texas auto accident lawyers can establish who (or what) caused the accident.

Compensation after the accident may not bring back what you’ve lost, particularly if there has been loss of life or serious injury. But the system is designed so that it will help you and your family get though this difficult time, and punish those who are responsible.