Monthly Archives: September 2012

Quiet driving ‘the driver’s choice’ in Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

26/09/2012 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive industry news

Quiet driving is at the driver’s fingertips in the new Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), making its debut at the Paris Motor Show this month. The Outlander PHEV, as the name suggests, combines an electric motor with a conventional internal combustion engine, for the best of both worlds. And this means that, in […]

Acoustic improvements in Fiat Panda 4×4 achieved through softer suspension

Acoustic improvements in the new Fiat Panda 4×4, due to make its debut at the Paris Motor Show at the end of the month, have been achieved not with acoustic insulation, but with softer suspension. In an unusual attempt to reduce noise levels from the vehicle during journeys, the manufacturers have made the rear suspension […]

Acoustic insulation is out in front in Audi RS 5 Cabriolet

Acoustic insulation is one of the most visible features of the new Audi RS 5 Cabriolet, even if you don’t realise it at first. The sleek new model has a lightweight cloth soft top, and it’s here where the common problem of wind noise with soft-top convertibles has been tackled by the designers. Audi explain […]

Acoustic engine cover cuts noise in Land Rover Defender

The new Land Rover Defender has a healthy commitment to noise reduction, with an acoustic engine cover that prevents unwanted sounds from up front reaching the passengers in the interior cabin. With a 2.2-litre diesel engine introduced in the 2012 model, the Defender achieves the same power, torque and fuel consumption as was previously achieved […]

Plastic enhances Mercedes-Benz Citan’s automotive noise reduction

While automotive noise reduction is a sign of quality in many vehicles, the use of plastic for core body components might not seem particularly luxurious. In the new Mercedes-Benz Citan urban delivery van, however, plastic and automotive noise reduction go hand in hand. The vehicle’s plastic wheel arch trim, fitted to both the front and […]