Monthly Archives: January 2012

Mercedes-Benz goes on the ‘hybrid offensive’

Mercedes-Benz has announced it is embarking on a “hybrid offensive”, with two E-class models aimed at the eco-conscious market. However, caring for the environment does not mean sacrificing ride quality, with several measures taken to ensure the driver and passengers alike can travel in comfort. Among these measures is the near-silent operation of the vehicle […]

VW Jetta Hybrid ‘quietest in its class’

A 20kW zero-emission electric motor is not the only reason why the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is the quietest vehicle in its class that the manufacturer has ever produced. Various automotive insulations – including an acoustic windscreen and thicker side windows at the front – help to cut out unwanted noise from the surroundings. The electric […]

Kia Optima promises ‘extensive noise reduction’

“Extensive noise reduction” awaits owners of the new Kia Optima, due to go on sale in the UK on February 1st. The manufacturer has outlined the specifications of the new model, including the ways in which it aims to deliver a noise-free driving experience for owners. “Extensive noise-reduction measures ensure minimal transmission of engine and […]

Mercedes seek saloon-style sound in a soft-top

Sounds insulation in a soft-top? It’s not as crazy as it may sound, as Mercedes-Benz are demonstrating in the Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster. The vario-roof option gives a top-down driving experience even with the top up, as the roof of the vehicle can tint to provide shade, or switch to near-transparency to let the light in. […]

Thermal insulation optional on Volkswagen CC

05/01/2012 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive industry news, Automotive insulation, Thermal Insulation

Thermal insulation is one of a range of climate-controlling optional extras on the new Volkswagen CC, which has just been priced for the UK market. Starting from £24,200, the Volkswagen CC includes 2Zone climate control as standard, but the GT specification, starting at £27,570, adds further thermal characteristics to the vehicle’s profile. The leather-upholstered front […]