Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Pumpkin Cars in Egg Harbor Township, NJ like to keep our customers informed on current industry trends, general auto shopping and also auto care tips. We want to touch a bit today on how automakers are gearing up to meet the new fuel efficiency standards set to be in place in 2016 which will require that all new vehicles average 34.1 miles per gallon. J.D. Power and Associates forecasts that next year 51 percent of all vehicles produced will carry four-cylinder engines, while V8's will fall to just 17 percent and six-cylinders making up the rest. With the American consumers' love of trucks, SUVs and powerful sports cars some may wonder how this will be accomplished. The short answer is: technology. The technologies that are being developed and those that are already in place will make it so that a die-hard V8 lover will notice less and less of a difference as engineers find ways to extract more power from a four-cylinder.