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The Defenders

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Land Rover Defender

Chilean agency Prolam Y&R advertises the real off-road car (Land Rover Defender), showing the surprised animals living in mountains.

Mountain eagle
Mountain goat

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Not a Rover

Corvette

The Car For a Bad Roads

The Maruri Grey presented the Land Rover to pass there where usual cars can experience difficulties because of bad road.

In Land Rover know, in what condition there are roads of ordinary cities, therefore campaign is accompanied by a slogan: "We know where we live".

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VW Golf: generations enjoyed the car

Israeli agency Fogel Ogilvy advertises new Golf 6th generations — the car born with wide experience.

All life with Volkswagen Golf...

The creative idea shows how many millions persons — fell in love, enjoyed music, nursed children — and everything, in cult Volkswagen Golf.

Cult Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf

VW Golf

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Renault Motor Services

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Service for Renault

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Volvo have made advertising with the cut out car

Portuguese agency Fuel Lisbon has carried out advertising campaign Volvo dated by the European Day Without the Car (Volvo supports the European Car Free Day).

Refuse the car!

This day to all inhabitants of Europe suggest to refuse car use for 1 day for improvement of ecological conditions.

European car

Free day

Volvo supports

Volvo — official sponsor Car Free Day.

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The Land Rovers: Range Rover, Freelander, Defender

Land Rover

Land Rover Freelander 2

Brazilian agency Filadelfia has carried out an advertising campaign for Land Rover: Range Rover, Freelander, Defender.

Freelander
Defender

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Safety eCommerce

eCommerce

When speech comes about safety of eCommerce what the ordinary inhabitant at once recollects? About trust at fulfilment of electronic transactions. Article about report SET also has been devoted this theme. However if to peer more deeply into a problematics of information safety at electronic business dealing the trust to transactions is only a top of an iceberg which is visible to the user. For the company, the provider eCommerce, it is important, but it is not necessary to forget and about other aspects of safety. Here the most typical application e commerce service — acquisition of products and services through Internet.

This process can be described 7 steps:

1. The customer chooses a product or service through a Web-server of electronic shop and makes out the corresponding order.
2. The order is brought in a database of orders of shop.
3. Availability of the ordered product or service through the central database is checked.
4. If the product is not accessible, the customer receives about it the notice and process of acquisition of a product or service comes to the end. Depending on shop realisation, the inquiry about a product can be (with the permission of the customer) is redirected on other warehouse (for example, in other city).
5. In case of presence of a product or service the customer confirms payment and the order is located in a corresponding database. The electronic shop sends to the customer the notice. In most cases (especially the beginning companies) have a uniform database for orders, stock-takings of the goods etc.
6. The client in a mode online pays the order.
7. The goods are delivered to the customer.
According to the usual user, the basic problem from safety observance arises at 6th stage when through Internet number of a credit card and the accompanying information is informed. However the company realising services of electronic shop, starts to meet the questions connected with safety, already at the first stage. And these questions pursue on all extent of realisation of the electronic transaction.

eCommerce Shopping Cart

I will list the basic threats which trap eCommerce:

1. Substitution of page of a Web-server of electronic shop. The basic way of realisation of this threat — readdressing of inquiries of the user on other server. It becomes by replacement of records in tables of DNS-servers or in tables of routers. The greatest danger the given threat reaches at the sixth stage when the customer enters number of the credit card.
2. Creation of false orders and swindle from employees of electronic shop. Penetration into a database and change of procedures of processing of orders allows both external, and to internal malefactors to carry out the various not authorised manipulations with a database.
3. Interception of data in system of electronic commerce.
4. Penetration into an internal network of the company of eShop.
5. Realisation of attacks of type "denial of service" and infringement of functioning or infringement of work of knot of eCommerce.
eCommerce serviceAs a result of all these threats the company, — the provider of electronic transactions, loses trust of clients, loses money from potential transactions. In some cases of this company it is possible to sue for disclosing of numbers of credit cards. In case of realisation of attacks of type "denial of service" functioning of electronic shop on which restoration of working capacity material resources will be spent for replacement of the failed equipment can be blocked.

Set of application of various protection frames at all levels of system of electronic business dealing will allow to construct effective and reliable system of information safety eCommerce. Such system will be on guard of interests and users, and employees of the company-provider of electronic services. She will allow to lower, and in many cases and completely to prevent a damage from attacks to components and system resources e-business.

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Germans have made electric Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

German tuning company RUF has extended the official information on the new working out — completely the electric version of off-road car Porsche Cayenne — eRUF Stormster. Such three cars are used for transportation of visitors of the international summit devoted to change of a climate (Copenhagen). On it informs German edition Auto Motor und Sport.

Green Porsche Cayenne

Electric Porsche Cayenne it is equipped by the 362-strong electromotor developed by company Siemens. The off-road car engine receives energy from the complete set li-ionic of batteries Li-Tec which are capable to provide to the car movement throughout 200 kilometres and can be recharged from the usual house socket or on specialised electrorefuellings.

According to studio RUF, with 0 to 100 km/h electric Cayenne it is capable to be dispersed for 10 seconds, and the maximum speed for achievement of an optimum stock of a course is limited on a mark of 150 km/h.

Electric Porsche Cayenne

It is expected, that in Germany novelty sales will begin next year. Cost Stormster yet is not informed.

Earlier company RUF also has presented version Porsche 911 equipped with the 204-strong electromotor and 96 li-ionic by accumulators which one charge sufficed on 250-300 kilometres of a way. According to Auto Motor und Sport, such car will appear at dealers also in 2010.

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BMW announces the sport car

BMW Tii

Today in foreign mass-media the theme about possibility of the beginning of manufacture by the Bavarian concern BMW of model 135 SuperSport which can already appear on sale in a year again is discussed.

BMW 135 SuperSport

BMW 135 SuperSport becomes the most powerful updating of the car of 1st series. The model, which length on 135 mm is shorter than sedan Mitsubishi Evo X, on 37% will be more powerful than a Japanese car.

According to all available information, BMW 135 SuperSport it begins to be completed with the 6-cylinder motor with two turbines. Power of the engine will make about 400HP, the maximum twisting moment will reach an order of 500Nm. As writes WCF, BMW 135 SuperSport it begins to be completed with a 7-high-speed transmission with two couplings, differential and a suspension bracket from model BMW M3.

Concept car BMW Tii

It is expected, that the car will be powerful 1400 kg is created on the basis of concept car BMW Tii. The car debut can take place the next months, and in sale BMW 135 SuperSport will arrive in 2011.

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Company BMW has presented successor Z4 M

Cabriolet BMW Z4

Company BMW announced the most powerful updating of roadster Z4 — Z4 sDrive35is which is equipped with the 3-litre engine forced to 340HP with two turbines. The novelty debut will take place on a motor show in Detroit in the beginning of January.

Roadster BMW Z4 sDrive35is

This car surpasses in the dynamic characteristics Z4 M the previous generation.
The 3-litre turbo-engine after completions develops 450Nm of the twisting moment, and with 0 to 100 km/h Z4 sDrive35is is dispersed for 4,8 seconds. Standard transmission for the most powerful BMW Z4 is a 7-step transmission with two couplings and function Launch Control.

New roadster BMW Z4

Besides, the fast and the most powerful Z4 in the base version will be already completed with sports "M-package" into which the body weather-cloth enters, the underestimated sports suspension bracket with electronic control and 18-inch wheel disks (19-inch are offered for surcharge).

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MINI will show in Detroit a new crossover

MINI Beachcomber

In January of the next year company MINI will present on the international motor show in Detroit the conceptual crossover Beachcomber created on the basis of the first off-road car of mark under name Countryman. The serial version "Countryman" debuts in March on a motor show in Geneva. About it it is spoken in communique MINI.

MINI Beachcomber by MINI Moke

The novelty is created as modern interpretation of the last century of car MINI Moke issued in the sixties, however unlike this car the modern concept car will be hardly started in a batch production. Crossover Beachcomber is created for the purpose of demonstration of how model Countryman what will be the sizes of a body and the general structure of salon will look. The dimensional length of a prototype makes 4070 mm, and the wheel base is equal to 2606 mm, that on 135 and 59 mm accordingly more than at five-door car MINI Clubman.

Countryman

MINI Countryman

Interior Countryman

Interior MINI Countryman

Novelty as well as serial crossover Countryman, it is equipped by new system of full drive All4 which has been specially developed for compact cars. In the future concern BMW owning mark MINI, is intended to use such transmission and on other cars. The ruler of engines Countryman will be precisely same, as well as hatchbacks, including a new bee-turbo motor in volume of 1,6 litres which begins to be offered for serial updating.

MINI Countryman 2010

It is expected, that at European dealers MINI Countryman will appear in September, 2010. The car will be issued in Austria at company Magna enterprise.

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Mercedes will show in Dubai "gold" SLS AMG

Golden Mercedes AMG

Beauty and pride of autoconcern Daimler, the newest of supercar Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, will be once again shown public on an international motor show opening in Dubai. According to the official press release, the exhibition sample is already painted in unique gold colour.

Golden SLS AMG

It is necessary to notice, that the motor show to Dubai is the largest regional automobile exhibition of the Near East. In this connection aspiration Mercedes to surprise potential buyers not ordinary novelty quite explainably.

It is necessary to recognise, that the matte gold paint is looked on aluminium body SLS AMG rather interestingly. By the way to tell, such registration will not be unique — this scheme will add to already accessible to the order to nine colour themes. A car interior completely black, with set of carbon inserts.

Mercedes-Benz SLS

SLS AMG

The Gold Mercedes-Benz

The engine gold SLS remained the same — supercar is set in motion 6,3-l V8 from AMG by power of 571HP. Management Mercedes-AMG GmbH underlines, that the given premiere is completely not spontaneous, as the Near East is for the German company the fourth on degree of importance a commodity market following at once for the USA, Germany and Japan.

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Fine Mini in the anniversary art project

Swiss branch Mini within the limits of celebrating of the fiftieth anniversary of the car has started the art project "Wash Me".

Art project MINI

The idea of the project was born thanks to passion of children and simply cheerful citizens to write on dirty cars any different expressions concerning necessity of a trip on a car wash. And consequently Mini it has been decided to soil highly artistically.

Ten artists have been involved in the project and designers who have decorated cult cars how they wanted. To go by such cars, certainly, it will not turn out — the review became too small. But they will be organised in an anniversary exhibition, and also the book "Mini Wash Me" in which photos of the turned out works of art and how over them worked are presented is published.

Art project MINI

Compact car MINI

MINI

Anniversary art project MINI

The artists invited to the project, never worked till this moment with cars, it was more interesting to that to participate. Smash137, Fabian Bertschinger, Marisa Pichler and Gigi Burn, Tika, Euro, Aurèle Sack, Stefan Ege and Seak, August, Rémi Jaccard and Dieter Meier have presented vision Mini as art object. The book is published by the limited circulation in 2000 copies, will get to fans of mark and collectors.

Special paints and other materials for the project were given by company Krink. And the owner and artist Craig "KR" Costello has acted in film in a separate preview trailer.
On site Mini Wash Me it is possible to read more in detail about artists, and also to see how new cars have been created.

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Maybach by David LaChapelle

Well-known photographer David LaChapelle has photographed magnificent cars from Daimler within the limits of exhibition Art Basel Miami Beach.

Two cars, personifying two epoch — mythical Maybach Zeppelin DS8 1931 and magnificent Maybach Zeppelin Limited Special which have been presented there and then at an exhibition became object of shooting.

Maybach Limited Special

Maybach Zeppelin

Luxury Maybach Zeppelin Limited Special

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Cadillac has shown in Los Angeles youth CTS Coupe

Cadillac CTS

Company Cadillac stand on a motor show in Los Angeles — one of the most popular, and to that is the explanation: the motor-car manufacturer has brought to California new CTS Coupe.

New Cadillac CTS Coupe

The serial version of a coupe which will go on sale in the spring of next year, is not too far cunning from the conceptual car shown in last year on the international motor show in Detroit. The model with the landing formula 2+2 has identical wheel base with sedan CTS, but the total length of a coupe is less on 51 mm. From the four-door car the novelty has borrowed only design of the instrument panel, the central console, head optics, a forward bumper and a radiator lattice.

Cadillac CTS Coupe

Interior Cadillac Coupe

The model calculated on a young audience, begins to be completed with the 3,6-l petrol engine with system of direct injection of fuel. Power of 304HP will join the motor with a six-step mechanical transmission, and in the list of options the buyer will find out a 6-high-speed automatic check point.

Sports brakes, the electronic monitoring system of chassis StabiliTrak, sports seats Recaro, satellite navigation have entered into standard equipment, Bluetooth, a rear-view camera, system of access to salon without a key. In the end of following to year Cadillac will show the "charged" version of a coupe under name CTS-V with the 6,2-l engine power of 556HP.

Youth version Cadillac CTS

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In Los Angeles have shown new Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport

Company Land Rover has brought a special series of crossover Range Rover Sport Autobiography Limited Edition to Los Angeles where this week has begun the work the international motor show.

World premiere Range Rover Sport Autobiography

World premiere Range Rover Sport Autobiography Limited Edition has taken place in September of this year on a motor show in Frankfurt, but the company, counting to sell in the market of the USA of 250 copies Range Rover Sport Autobiography, is assured, that for advertising of the car by the superfluous will not show the car once again to North American buyers.

The crossover has received new bumpers, a radiator lattice, a back spoiler and 20-inch disks with a diamond dusting.

Off-road Range Rover

Interior Range Rover

Crossover Range Rover Sport Autobiography

The model begins to be completed with 510-strong petrol installation in volume of 5 litres with a supercharger who is capable to disperse Range Rover Sport Autobiography to 100 km/h for 6 sec.

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Dodge has made final versions Viper SRT 10

Dodge Viper

In the end of 2010 concern Chrysler will stop manufactures sport car Dodge Viper, which first time is made in 1992 (concept it is developed in 1989). For 2010 special versions Viper SRT10 which 500 pieces will be made only are planned some. The limited versions will be accessible in bodies coupe and a roadster.

Specially for Dodge Limited Edition

Specially for Limited Edition two new colours will be presented: Toxic Orange Pearl Coat and Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat. Under a cowl invariable 8,4-l V10 power of 600HP and the twisting moment of 760Nm. Dispersal to 100 km/h less than 4 seconds, and the maximum speed makes 325 km/h.

Cabriolet Dodge Viper

Coupe Dodge Viper

Roadster Dodge

Interior Dodge Viper

Cult sport car Dodge Viper

The most limited version Dodge Viper will be made in number of only 10 copies and will receive name Vooodoo-edition Viper ACR.

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BMW has informed cost of hybrid ActiveHybrid 7

BMW hybrid

The Bavarian concern BMW which has presented at the stand in Los Angeles where the international motor show has opened, the whole galaxy of hybrid cars, named cost of model ActiveHybrid 7.

Hybrid sedan BMW ActiveHybrid 7

Cost BMW ActiveHybrid 7 in base equipment makes $103,125, and a sedan with the extended wheel base which will arrive on the market in the spring of 2011, $107,025 will cost. BMW equipped a hybrid sedan of 7-Series with technology "Start/Stop", system of recuperative braking and the li-ionic battery.

Wheel disk BMW

Interior ActiveHybrid

ActiveHybrid 7

New BMW ActiveHybrid 7

Hybrid sedan BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is constructed on the basis of model of 7-Series of last generation. The car is completed by an electric motor and petrol engine V8 with two turbines. Total power of a hybrid power-plant which works together with an 8-high-speed automatic transmission, reaches 455HP that the Maximum speed — 250 km/h allows model to be dispersed to 100 km/h for 5 seconds.

Outwardly ActiveHybrid from the usual version differs exclusive colour of an ex-terrier, and also logos ActiveHybrid.

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VW has shown a prototype of a city midget car

Volkswagen Up

On a motor show in Los Angeles concern Volkswagen has presented a new prototype of city midget car Up! Lite, equipped hybrid a diesel engine-electric a power-plant. This car considerably differs from previous conceptual Up!, which VW shows on each large motor show, since Geneva of 2008.

New Volkswagen Up!

New Up! Lite is much larger than predecessors with the same name — the length makes 3,84 metres against 3,14 metres at the previous models.

The novelty is equipped by system "Stop/Start" thanks to what the average expense of fuel does not exceed 2,44 litres on 100 km of a way, and emissions СО2 make only 65 g/km. Thus, Up! Lite it is dynamical enough: with 0 to 100 km/h the car is dispersed for 12,5 sec, and the maximum speed reaches 160 km/h.

VW Up

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New Volkswagen Up

VW Up! Lite

About batch production prospects it is concrete this model while it is informed nothing. It is quite probable, that Up! Lite is only one of members of new family of the city midget cars Volkswagen united under general brand Up! Besides a hybrid, in this series electromobiles with traditional power-plants, and the first serial VW Up will enter also! It is expected by 2011.

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Road Culture by G-Class

Mercedes Benz G-class

Mercedes Benz G-class

Advertising agency JUNG VON MATT (Hamburg, Germany) has presented printing campaign for cars Mercedes Benz G-class.

The idea — introduction of symbolics of the car in ancient wall drawings to underline strong roots and authenticity.

Cult G-class

Authenticity Mercedes
Mercedes Benz

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The Unreliable Cars

Crash-tests

Australasian New Car Assessment Program

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With GPS navigators Garmin you will not lose the way

Italian advertising agency DDB Milano represents 2 novelties among products Garmin.

The television navigator

The model nuvi 900t can be used as the TV, and nuvi 860 gives possibility of recognition of the speech, allowing to operate the navigator by means of a voice.

Garmin GPS

Navigator Garmin

GPS navigator Garmin nuvi 900t

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Christmas fairy tale

ChristmasChristmas — a family holiday. This day children living separately from the parents, come to them if they do not have family. At all schools and colleges a Christmas vacation is provided.

Before Christmas in houses joyful atmosphere of expectation sets in. Certainly, children most worry. They would not like to know, when it will be possible to get from beautiful Christmas Sock, and it is even better from a huge stocking, gifts kind Santa Claus: sweets, nuts, fruit and any toy!

Christmas in America

Christmas sockSanta Claus which prototype is sacred Nicolas, almost has not changed at all for several centuries — all as it is always ready to deliver pleasure to kids! Young Englishmen and Americans consider, that Santa comes in sledge on a deer only to obedient children and, having gone down through a pipe over a fireplace, leaves to kiddies gifts under a fur-tree and in a sock. Therefore on roofs of some houses in the USA it is possible to see figures Santa Claus in sledge and the well-known deer by name of Rudolf.

Christmas toysAll holiday turmoil ceases in the evening on 24th of December (Christmas Eve). Believing people prepare for solemn Christmas Service which begins at midnight. Others simply gather to congratulate each other and to drink on a glass of wine in honour of Christmas Cracker a holiday. Already at 11 o'clock in the evening you will not find any open shop. All fades in expectation of Christmas...

Morning is noisy on December, 25th begins with opening of gifts. Then time traditional Christmas dinner comes. In England there is a cheerful custom: before sitting down to table people clap an original cracker “Christmas Cracker”. In a cracker the small souvenir and the comic message contains. For a table usually prepare a turkey or a goose, on a garnish there are every possible vegetables. Americans very much like a sweet potato which to taste something reminds carrots.

Christmas foodTo the Great Britain in the end of dinner Christmas Cookies submit Christmas pie or Christmas pudding. Americans prefer Christmas cookies. This day each mistress tries as it is possible to show is better the culinary abilities, that is why, according to poet Jack Drelutski, “the Christmas is time for an overeating”.

This day almost in each house wonderful Christmas music sounds. By the way, many traditional English melodies — “Jingle Bells” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” use huge popularity all over the world.

Santa ClausOn December, 26th meets Americans and Englishmen differently. In the Great Britain it too a holiday — “Boxing Day”. On TV all day long there are sports programs, therefore Englishmen like to spend this day in an armchair behind the TV. Americans on the contrary go on December, 26th on shops because almost all can be got several times more cheaply. If problems with the finance, but you do not wish to borrow from acquaintances you can always take advantage of service emergency loans.

Exactly in twelve days after Christmas, on sixth of January, start to remove ornaments. All gradually comes to the normal rhythm. It is a little to leave Christmas sadly. But all know, that in eleven months the holiday again will cheerfully be knocked at a door!

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Porsche has officially presented Boxter Spyder

Boxster Spyder

The German motor-car manufacturer of sports cars, has presented on the Californian salon, high-grade presentation of the novelty.

Sportcar Porsche Boxster Spyder

Novelty Boxster Spyder differs from sport car Porsche Boxster S not only other design of a body, but also lower weight. The car weighs on 80 kg easier, than Porsche Boxster S, thanks to installation of aluminium doors and covers of a luggage carrier, easier seats and a roof, to refusal of the conditioner and an audiosystem which can be ordered at additional expense.

Porsche Boxster Spyder

Sportcar Boxster S

On sport car Porsche Boxster Spyder the 6-cylinder engine in volume of 3,4 litres with system of direct injection of fuel is completed. Power of the engine working with transmission PDK, makes 320HP, that on 10 units more than is under cowl Boxster S.

The model with the recustomized suspension bracket is dispersed to 100 km/h later 4,8 sec after start and is capable to continue acceleration up to 267 km/h. The average expense of fuel of a roadster in the mixed cycle does not exceed 9,3L. As informs Leftlanenews, the car will go on sale in February of next year at the price of $61,200.

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Predisplay updated Infiniti G37

Infiniti sedan G37

On the special closed action in Beverly Hills Japanese company Infiniti has presented updated sedan G37 2010 modelling years which premiere will take place this week within the limits of the international motor show in Los Angeles.

Sedan Infiniti G37

The basic changes have concerned a forward part of a sedan: there were new headlights and a radiator lattice, a modified bumper, and antifog headlights settle down now in the bottom part of a bumper.

Sedan "stern" have freshened at the expense of the modernised bumper with two new branch pipes of an exhaust system. Specially for G 37 the new variant of 17-inch disks has been developed.

For the car have expanded a colour palette of colouring of a body in which have added two new colours — Smoky Quartz and Graphite Shadow.

Sedan G37

Interior Infiniti G37

New Infiniti G37 2010

Infiniti G37 2010 modelling years will be offered with the updated navigating system, original variants of furnish of salon, with a little bit changed stylistics of the bottom part of the central console for the car with an automatic transmission.

The model will be completed with 328-strong petrol motor V6 in volume of 3.7 litres which can be joined or with a 6-high-speed mechanical transmission, or with 7-step automatic transmission.

In sale updated Infiniti G37 will arrive in the first of new year.

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Audi has presented new sedan A8

New sedan A8

On Monday in the USA the world premiere of sedan Audi A8 of new generation has taken place. This car hardly became larger than the predecessor (the car on 75 mm more long, on 55 mm is wider and on 16 mm more low), and a body executed from aluminium, — for 24% is more rigid.

New sedan Audi A8

Besides, all versions A8 already in "base" will receive all-wheel drive transmission quattro with interaxal differential Torsen. Occurrence of more accessible engines and powerful versions V10 and W12 is expected within next one and a half years.

The new sedan will be equipped with the whole set of new systems of safety and entertainments. In particular, the car will receive system Pre Sense which can not only prepare the driver and the passenger for inevitable collision, closing windows and pulling seat belts but also to supervise space round the car, warning collisions on small speeds and arrivals behind. Besides, A8 will receive system of night vision, system of recognition of pedestrians, adaptive cruise-control, light-emitting diode headlights of head light and so on.

Sedan A8

Audi sedan A8

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Audi A8

Audi A8 new generation

On sale Audi A8 of new generation will appear in March, 2010. The base car with a 3-l diesel engine in Europe will cost about 59,000 euro, and the version with petrol V8 will manage approximately in 65,000 euro.

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Louis Vuitton — the favourite of celebrities

Louis Vuitton luxury handbags

Louis Vuitton first of all to be famous for working out and creation of suitcases, bags and accessories, and only then there are collections of stylish and fashionable clothes. It and it is no wonder, after all the company history began with suitcases.

Exclusive fashionable brand Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton bagToday, millions women of fashion worldwide try to get though any thing with LV. Louis Vuitton remains the only thing and is unique here already more than 150 years.

Production Louis Vuitton has only one lack — bags Louis Vuitton forge much more often all the others.

Getting things of fashionable brand Vuitton, it is impossible to get off feeling of the participation to the created image Louis Vuitton.

Bags Louis Vuitton is already classics in the fashion world. Louis vuitton handbags differ refined extravagance. High quality, an aesthetics, appeal — the is characteristics of bags Louis Vuitton.

Women of fashion from all world know, that bags Louis Vuitton are considered as the beauty and charm standard. All it also promoted that today Louis Vuitton bags — one of the most recognised things.

Celebrities & Louis Vuitton

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The Italian Cars

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Mini Cars in Italy

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With a problem of automobile stoppers in Italy struggle in the original image. Elementary! The local car industry has adjusted release of midget cars and... All began to breathe more freely!!! Here everywhere so...

P.S. And here for example in Germany, there is a small town in which a transport principal view is the bicycle. That is the core, other kinds of vehicles are forbidden that-as. Or on foot or on a bicycle — beauty!

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Renewable Concept Car by Mercedes-Benz

The Mercedes-Benz BIOME would grow in a completely organic environment from seeds sown in a nursery.At this year's Los Angeles Design Challenge, the designers from the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studios in Carlsbad, CA, surprised everyone with a revolutionary vision.Taking their inspiration from nature, they designed a vehicle which is fully integrated into the ecosystem, from the moment of its creation through to the end of its service life.The Mercedes-Benz BIOME would grow in a completely organic environment from seeds sown in a nursery. Out on the road the car emits pure oxygen, and at the end of its lifespan it can be simply composted or used as building material.

Biome Renewable Concept Car by Mercedes-Benz
Biome Renewable Concept Car by Mercedes-Benz
Biome Renewable Concept Car by Mercedes-Benz
Biome Renewable Concept Car by Mercedes-Benz
Biome Renewable Concept Car by Mercedes-Benz
Biome Renewable Concept Car by Mercedes-Benz
Biome Renewable Concept Car by Mercedes-Benz
Biome Renewable Concept Car by Mercedes-Benz
Biome Renewable Concept Car by Mercedes-Benz
Concept Car by Mercedes-Benz
Biome Renewable Concept Car by Mercedes-Benz
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Design Trends of Logos

PhotoFill

PhotoFill

1. El Paso, Galeria de Comunicacion, Lazar Greenhouses
2. TOKY Branding+Design, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
3. APSITS, DIESEL
4. Big Communications, Joe Muggs Coffee


Concealed

Concealed

1. Calacampania Studios, Calagraphic Design
2. Duffy & Partners, Gander Mountain
3. The Bradfor Lawton Design Group, REOC
4. Felixsockwell.com, New York Times

VariDot

VariDot

1. Alin Golfitescu
2. Thread Design, Head Count Asia
3. Blue Sky Design, International Filter Solutions
4. Lippincott, Zonik

Candy Stripe

Candy Stripe

1. ORFIK DESIGN, DVA SA
2. Liquid Pixel Studio, Delectable Chocolate
3. juancazu, camara de comercio de bogota
4. dache, Zipline

Texting

Texting

1. Chris Rooney Illustration/Design, Heavenly Ski Resort
2. Bryan Cooper Design, Tulsa Glassblowing Studio
3. Sussner Design Company, saint barts
4. GDNSS, cheapairlines.com

Encrust

Encrust

1. Mattson Creative, Career Artist Management
2. cogu design, Yvonne Coutinho
3. Graphics & Designing Inc., MTK
4. Jobi, Sam and Shahir Ahmed

Monologue

Monologue

1. Airside, Airplot
2. Wolff Olins, Macmillan Cancer Support
3. Base, Greene Hill Food Co-op
4. Base, Greene Hill Food Co-op, Lockup Variation

Doily

Doily

1. Iperdesign, Inc., splurge dessert
2. R&R Partners, Harrah’s
3. Diagram, Eligiuz
4. Gesture Studio, Isaias Gil

Flip Flop

Flip Flop

1. MINE, Scheyer/SF
2. Pearson Education Ltd, Pearson Education
3. NOT A CANNED HAM, Graco
4. Roy Smith Design, Shaun Saxon Photography

Mosaic

Mosaic

1. Team Y&R, Khalid Bin Haider Group
2. Kommunikation & Design, Gartenwelt Manz
3. dache, webmynd
4. NATIONAL Public Relations, Greater Montreal

Sequential

Sequential

1. Gardner Design, BiTemp
2. RedBrand, LexPro
3. metaforma design, RACE research for an alternative and clean energy
4. Schwartzrock Graphic Arts, Design Center

Recycle

Recycle

1. rylander design, Refabric, Inc.
2. Tyme Inc., Office Depot
3. BrandBerry, non-commercial
4. Kevin France Design, Inc., VF corp

Dandelion

Dandelion

1. Ulyanov Denis, linkeeper
2. RedBrand, Barberschool
3. LaMonica Design, Morningstar Communications
4. Courtney & Company, IMC Group

Circulate

Circulate

1. Porkka & Kuutsa Oy, Central Union of Agricultural Producers & Forest Owners
2. FutureBrand, MasterCard Worldwide
3. Moving Brands, Mindshare
4. Gardner Design, PBA Architects

Gossamer

Gossamer

1. Michael Freimuth Creative, Tone Animation, LLC.
2. Roy Smith Design, Hooke Laboratories
3. Roman Kotikov, Soft cafe
4. Alin Golfitescu, mobilink pakistan

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The Best Car Slogans

Toyota

Slogans is a very important kind of the advertising art. They not only sell the goods and form an image of the company in heads of consumers. They become as the cult.

People use bright and well-aimed advertising phrases in daily speech the same as also familiar expressions from books and films, as proverbs, sayings and phraseological units. People remember their decades.

In this material only small part of automobile slogans which have been noted at various advertising festivals and the competitions, the best and known...

Honda

The Power of Dreams


Yamaha

Born to lead


Peugeot

The Drive of your life


Volkswagen

Das Auto


Dodge

Grab life by the horns


Skoda

It's a Skoda. Honest


Mazda

Zoom-Zoom


Vauxhall

Put the fun back into driving


Saab

State of Independence


BMW

The ultimate driving machine


Audi

Vorsprung durch Technik


Lexus

The Pursuit Of Perfection


Fiat

Driven By Passion

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Whence there were names for super-brands

All ingenious — is simple. The short histories of an origin of names of world famous automobile brands collected in this material once again confirm this law of a life.

Audi
Audi, logo
Audi it is translated from Latin as «listen!». It is the Latin version of a surname of the founder of the company.

BMW
BMW, logo
BMW it is deciphered as Bayerische Motoren Werke. The English version - Bavarian Motor Works.

Daewoo
Daewoo, logo
Company Kim Woo Chong founder named the company modestly, "the Big Universe" so it is translated from the Korean.

FIAT
FIAT, logo
The company has been based in 1899. FIAT is a reduction from Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino. Besides, it is possible to translate this abbreviation from Latin as the independent word often used in church use — «yes will be».

Honda
Honda, logo
Founder name — Soichiro Honda.

Hyundai
Hyundai, logo
Hyundai, it is translated with Korean, as "present".

Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi, logo
Company Yataro Iwasaki founder in 1870 has thought up. With Japanese mitsu it is translated, as "three", and hishi — "brilliant". The letter "b" has appeared the sixth not because of an error in a writing and because Japanese, "h" in the middle of a word say the letter as "b".
As to a logo, that, contrary to the developed opinion, it is primary, instead of the name.

Nissan
Nissan, logo
It is earlier known, as Nippon Sangio, that "the Japanese industry" means.

Subaru
Subaru, logo
By name of constellations of the Galaxy which in Greek also carried the name "Seven sisters". And here is how time "Seven sisters" on-japonski "Subaru". It is literally translated as "to unite in a single whole". The Galaxy constellation is displayed on a company logo.

Toyota
Toyota, logo
By name founder Sakichi Toyoda. In a consequence it is changed to more harmonious Toyota. On-japonski consisted of 8 letters (happy number in east culture).

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Million Dollar Car

Crystal benz

Mercedes Crystal Benz

Autoconcern Mercedes-Benz has dared at redesign of the and without that smartest car.

The new luxury cabriolet positions itself as "the car for lovely ladies". Besides crystals Swarovski, in this version of the car the covering from snow-white fur of any marvelous small animal (manufacturers specially do not specify, are afraid, that any furious volunteer from WWF — will splash salon with a paint) is used. The total cost of the car makes 980,000 dollars.

Million Dollar Benz

Crystal Mercedes crystal Benz
Mercedes
Mercedes Benz
Mercedes Crystal
Mercedes Crystal Benz
Million Dollar

Who will buy it? — You ask. And here have already bought! Two pieces. One car remained on the native land (in Tokyo modernize standard cabriolet Mercedes) in Japan, and the second through ocean to the next China. And you speaks about the crisis?

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Mustang Vs. Challenger

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

"Usual tuning cars" — tell you... But, it only at first sight. Furnish of salon of supercars is executed in style of jet fighters. The project urged to draw attention of young men to service in armed forces of army of the United States.

Dodge Challenger

Two monsters of a domestic car industry have undergone to redesign is Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang. Cars not a model, and quite to themselves on the move, here only in a mass edition of release to expect does not follow...

Mustang
Ford

Dodge Challenger

Dodge
Challenger

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BMW Factory in Munich

BMW

All because mark of cars of world famous concern BMW have appeared not competitive on a commodity market for this reason — them it decided to lay off.
Differently: to dismantle the engine, a transmission, an accelerator...
And a car body — to give on worry to the pressing machine tool.

BMW closes
BMW closes manufacture
BMW manufacture
pressing machine
Pressing
Pressing BMW

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Creative cars

Creative cars
Creative cars
Creative cars
Creative cars
Creative cars
Creative cars
Creative cars
Creative cars
Creative cars
Creative cars
Creative cars, 9 out of 10 [based on 432 votes]

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Gorgeous sculptures on the theme of cars

Gorgeous sculptures on the theme of cars
Gorgeous sculptures on the theme of cars
Gorgeous sculptures on the theme of cars
Gorgeous sculptures on the theme of cars
Gorgeous sculptures on the theme of cars
Gorgeous sculptures on the theme of cars
Gorgeous sculptures on the theme of cars, 9 out of 10 [based on 233 votes]

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In Europe searches for recognitions Australian supercar

Supercar Skelta

The Australian supercar Skelta which is considered as one of ugliest in the points of view of design, starts to master the new markets: the model becomes accessible to the European buyers who as developers assume, should be inspired on advantage with supercar dynamic characteristics.

The Australian racing car

The car which is taking part in the Australian racing competitions, is offered on a choice with two engines. The base version is equipped by the 4-cylinder 2-l engine from Honda power of 340HP the Top-version — 460-strong motor V8 in volume of 3 litres.

Both engines work together with the 6-step transmission developed in company Honda. Weight Skelta makes only 720 kg, thanks to carbon application from which the car body is completely executed. Besides, at car assemblage aluminium was widely used.

The design of model is criticised for a long time in Australia, but in company Skelta by supercar working out first of all cared of aerodynamics, instead of about the external. As it is informed in the press release, the huge back rear wing and forward air inlets at speed of 145 km/h provide clamping force in 200 kg. The information on the maximum speed which, according to some information exceeds 250 km/h.

Skelta: Targa & Spyder

In sale Skelta will arrive in two updatings: "Targa" and "Spyder". The official debut of model in the Great Britain will take place in January on the international autoshow in Birmingham.

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The first sight on Dodge Charger new generation

Dodge Charger

The management of North American concern Chrysler during representation of the five years' plan of the development has shown some photos, on one of which journalists have made out sedan Dodge Charger of new generation.

New sedan Dodge Charger

According to concern Chrysler plan for development which structure includes brand Dodge, the following generation of sedan Charger will be already presented next year together with new Chrysler 300.

As representative Dodge Ralph Gilles has told, the car becomes one of leaders of the segment, combining new effective design of an ex-terrier and a magnificent interior. Moreover, Ralph Gilles has noticed, that today in the company some prototypes of a sedan which already are with might and main tested are created. It is supposed, that design Dodge Charger in something will repeat appearance of conceptual car Dodge Charger Concept of 1999.

Midnightclub 3: Dodge Charger

In a standard complete set the car will receive the V-shaped engine, and top-version Dodge Charger R/T will supply with engine V8. Cost of a rear-wheel sedan of new generation essentially will not increase.

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Restyling Volkswagen Eos in a year the debut waits

Volkswagen Eos

Cabriolet Volkswagen Eos which and has not taken in the lead positions in the segment, will receive chance to make up for lost time — German concern prepares for release of the updated version of the car.

New Cabriolet Volkswagen Eos

Volkswagen Eos the present generation, being in the automobile market since 2005, little changes not only wait for design, but also technical "stuffing". The car will receive precisely same registration of a forward part, as sixth generation Golf as the design of hatchback Golf serves today as a reference point for all future novelties of German concern.

In an interior there will be updated a guard of devices and the central console.

Volkswagen Eos Review

As informs the edition 4wheelsnews, the modernised petrol engines and 2-l diesel motor TDI will enter into a ruler of power units. The company plans to equip a cabriolet with technology Stop&Start which will be accessible even on cars with transmission DSG.

The debut restyling models should take place next year.

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Car Renault will replace SPA-salon

Electrocar Zoe

Model ZOE Z.E. Is planned to go to a batch production in 2012. The car is developed together with company Biotherm (division L'Oreal).

The car from L’Oreal

French company Renault and the manufacturer of cosmetic means L’Oreal create the unique car. ZOE Z.E. Will care not only about nature health (Zoe Z.E. — an electromobile with zero level of emissions), but also about health of passengers (safety, namely health means not).

The car roof is designed so, that can protect both from a heat, and from a cold, and from ultra-violet beams. Besides, the car uses energy of the sun for gymnastics of batteries. ZOE Z.E. Filters air arrived in salon, and keeps a skin of the person young and healthy. Air central air constantly supervises optimum for a skin of the person a climate in salon.

Electrocar Renault

Renault

The system of protection against pollution and toxic exhausts itself closes air lines and includes clearing filters if in air out of the car substances harmful to an organism are found out.

Electrocar Renault ZOE Z.E.

At last, ZOE Z.E. Sprays on the car aromatic oils depending on current requirements of the driver: invigorating — in the morning, weakening — in the end of the working day, and power — at night. Thus, salon ZOE Z.E. Turns to the SPA-salon arranged under the person.

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Volkswagen Golf GTD from ABT

Volkswagen Golf

Studio ABT has presented the program on operational development of sports version Volkswagen Golf GTD.

Volkswagen Golf GTD by ABT

Volkswagen Golf GTD has received new details which have added to the car more an aggressive look. The Body-kit created in studio, has included a sports lattice of the radiator, new a forward spoiler, an aerodynamic back spoiler. Also experts of studio have put Golf GTD on 19-inch disks.

After works on the engine the car began to give out on 20HP more, and the maximum power of the engine has made 190HP, now Volkswagen Golf GTD 100 km/h for 7,1 second are dispersed, and the maximum speed makes 230 km/h.

ABT Volkswagen Golf VI GTD

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Motor Trend: 2010 NISSAN GT-R SpecV

NISSAN GT-R SpecV
2010 NISSAN GT-R SpecV

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The new Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart reinforces the sporty identity of the Lancer lineup (Lancer, Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Evolution X) with aggressive styling and driving performance that creates a unique product between the Lancer GTS 2.4 and the Lancer Evolution models. The Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart makes effective use of the Lancer's rigid unibody and four-wheel independent suspension by mating this capable chassis to a turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive.
Mechanical
Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is powered by the new 4B11 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC intercooled and turbocharged engine (also used in the Lancer Evolution) that develops an estimated 235 horsepower. The engine is mated to Mitsubishi's efficient Twin Clutch-SST gearbox that helps enhance the sporty nature of the vehicle by allowing the driver to execute lightning-quick, silky-smooth, paddle-actuated shifts. The TC-SST transmission also operates in fully automatic modes for Normal and Sport driving conditions.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart's full-time 4WD driveline features Mitsubishi's Active Center Differential (ACD). The ACD unit employs an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch center differential, vectoring drive torque to the front and rear according to different driving conditions to realize the best balance between steering response and traction characteristics on Tarmac, Gravel, or Snow surfaces.
Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is also equipped with front helical limited slip differential and a rear differential mechanical limited slip differential.
Design
Elaborating on the basic sporty design and proportions of the Lancer, the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart exterior is distinguished by its more aggressively styled front bumper design, rear bumper cover, dual outlet muffler and a lightweight aluminum, ducted hood that delivers cooling air to the turbocharger.
The interior design places greater emphasis on function and vehicle control. Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is equipped with FAST key, Bluetooth® hands-free telephone interface, the same Twin Clutch-SST shifter used on Lancer Evolution, and easily accessible steering column mounted paddle shifters.
Available equipment and options to include: Recaro seats, HID headlights, 650-watt Rockford Fosgate 9-speaker audio system, Sirius satellite radio, power sunroof, and a 30-gigabyte hard drive navigation system with digital music server.
Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart specifications

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With its rally racing-inspired design, electronic driver aids and potent turbocharged power, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is one of the most capable high-performance sports sedans in the marketplace. But the lusty appeal of this instantly recognizable 4-door is not limited just to the North American market; the "Evo" has a rabid fan following throughout the world.
Two versions of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution will be offered in the U.S. market for the 2011 model year: the GSR model that features a short-throw 5-speed manual transmission along with a long list of standard features as well as numerous advanced electronic driver aids including the advanced Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) full-time all-wheel drive system and an even better equipped MR edition that includes Mitsubishi's remarkable 6-speed Twin Clutch Sportronic-Shift Transmission (TC-SST).
Mitsubishi's FUSE Hands-free Link System
This innovative technology gives users the ability to access their Bluetooth-enabled cell phone, iPod or USB drive with the sound of their voice. By using simple voice commands, users can make hands-free phone calls and play their favorite songs by artist, genre, album or playlist. What's more, the Gracenote® software that recognizes the names of musical artists and their songs can be updated for free so that as consumers add more and more new music, the FUSE system will recognize these new voice commands...

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Suzuki Motor Corporation is exhibiting a new concept car named the Suzuki Swift S Concept at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show.
The Suzuki Swift S Concept is based on the new Swift, which Suzuki began marketing in Europe in autumn 2010. In line with Suzuki's brand philosophy of delivering excitement, its overall development concept was to create a stylish sport compact with premium performance. A "more sporty and exciting" design theme is reflected by a stylish look.
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Lotus has presented Evora 414E Hybrid

Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid

The known manufacturer of sports cars Lotus on the international motor show in Geneva has held official presentation of hybrid coupe Evora 414E which in the future can quite make a competition hybrid sport car Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, of course, provided that both cars will go to a batch production.

The high-grade hybrid Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid is the high-grade hybrid equipped with two electric motors by the general power of 414HP and the 47-strong petrol 3-cylinder motor in volume of 1,2 litres which recharges compartment batteries. To fill up a resource of accumulators it is possible and from the house electric socket.

Evora 414E Hybrid

Hybrid coupe Evora

Interior Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora interior

Interior Lotus Evora

In Lotus especially are proud of the special system, capable to reproduce sounding of the powerful petrol engine. Growl of the motor which reaches from the audiocolumns placed in forward and back parts Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid, is audible not only outside, but also in the car. Lotus in the future is intended to use the given system on serial electromobiles and hybrids, that, by the way, it will positively be reflected in safety of visually impaired pedestrians.

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Renault Clio RS by Gordini

Hatchback Renault Twingo

The French motor-car manufacturer Renault which has revived in last year brand Gordini, on the motor show which has opened in Geneva has presented the second model of ruler Gordini.

New hatchback Renault Twingo

After hatchback Renault Twingo studio Gordini tuners have finished model Clio which will go on sale under name Clio Gordini 200. The car differs from donor Clio RS only dark blue colour of a body and white "racing" stickers. Leather salon Renault Clio Gordini 200 diversified with the metal and varnished inserts.

Renault Twingo

Interior hatchback Renault Twingo

Interior hatchback Renault Twingo

In a standard complete set model have equipped with exclusive rugs with an inscription "Gordini", CD-system with USB, Bluetooth, the gauge of a rain, automatic head optics, the cruise-control.

In sale Renault Clio Gordini 200 will arrive in the summer of current year.

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On a motor show in Geneva debuted concept car Hyundai

Concept car Hyundai

On a motor show in Geneva the debut of concept car Hyundai has taken place, promising to give representation how the new generation European Sonata will look. And though in the company do not specify in this model directly, there notice, that i-Flow — competitor Ford Mondeo, Citroen C5 and Volkswagen Passat.

Hyundai i-Flow <-> Hyundai Sonata

It is necessary to notice also, that at length of 4780 mm, to width of 1850 mm, to height of 1420 mm and wheel base of 2800 mm i-Flow it is practically identical on dimensions of last Sonata so, to sell both cars simultaneously to Koreans it is not meaningful.

So smooth, flowing lines can be found out and in interior registration. Short strokes are not present — long wavy bends last through all salon, from a control panel to doors and further to a luggage compartment. Furnish materials — the most hi-tech, allowing essentially to lower weight.

Concept car Hyundai i-Flow

Under a cowl the first is concealed hybrid a diesel engine-electric installation Hyundai consisting of the new 1,7-litre motor and system of a two-phasic turbo-supercharging, receiving a food from lithium-polymeric of storage batteries.
Occurrence of serial model is expected in 2011.

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New "charged" Ford Focus will appear in two years

Ford Focus RS

The Vice-president of European branch Ford Derrick Kuzak has declared, that "charged" Ford Focus new generation will appear in the market in two years. Under a cowl of this car there will be a four-cylinder motor of family Ecoboost with a turbo-supercharging and direct injection of fuel, informs edition Carscoop. About what version "Focus" — ST or RS — there is a speech, is not specified yet.

«Start/Stop» for new Focus RS

Besides, journalists Auto Express knew, that new "RS" will be completed with system "Start/Stop", and also the robotised transmission with two couplings. It is expected, that from 0 to 100 km/h this car will be dispersed approximately for five seconds.

Light version RS

Concern Ford does not cease to work and over Focus RS current generation. Earlier it was informed, that the motor-car manufacturer plans to make the limited series facilitated "RS" at which the 2,5-l engine will be forced to 350HP. This version will receive name Clubsport. In total it will be collected such 500 cars.

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KIA Ray Venga

KIA Ray

After the recent world premiere on a motor show in Chicago, concept car KIA Ray debuts in Europe.

It is a compact sedan in length of 4,4 m, created on a platform of model Forte it urged to show prospects of the hybrid car with possibility of additional charge from the electric socket.

LiPoly for KIA Ray

Thanks to modern li-ionic accumulators created with use of technology LiPoly, KIA Ray is capable to overcome on electrodraught more than 80 km without additional charge. On assurance of a motor-car manufacturer, at use of a hybrid power-plant, the car consumes only 1,398 l of fuel on 100 km, and the maximum run without refuelling and additional charge makes record 1200 km.

The concept car body is covered by sun-protection materials and the special paint limiting penetration of solar heat inside. This technology allows to lower essentially loading on a central air and, as consequence, to reduce energy consumption.

The Concept car is equipped by the 1,4-l petrol engine power of 115HP with system of direct injection of fuel (GDI). Besides, the hybrid power-plant includes the electric motor power of 106HP, located between the engine and transmission.

Concept car KIA Ray

The maximum power of hybrid installation makes 153HP that allows the car to reach the maximum speed equal 175 km/h. Depending on a movement mode, KIA Ray it is set in motion petrol or an electric motor, and at loading increase both unit work simultaneously. In a car luggage carrier there is an accumulator and cooling system.

Concept car KIA Venga EV

Concept car KIA Venga EV — the car with completely electric drive became one more novelty at stand KIA in Geneva. The sizes of the concept car, presented under brand EcoDynamic, are identical to the sizes usual KIA Venga — a class minivan «B» which already is on sale in Europe.

The car is equipped by the electromotor power of 109HP c the maximum twisting moment equal 280Nm. A motor food is carried out from a dual accumulator room of the battery. In a mode of fast gymnastics for 20 minutes the accumulator is charged on 80%.

Venga EV has a forward drive. The car electromotor is located in a forward part, there, where the internal combustion engine usually settles down, and storage batteries are placed under a trunk floor. To 100 km/h the car is dispersed for 10.8 sec, and the maximum speed makes 140 km/h.

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Look At the Car: 2013 Ford Taurus

FORD [model: TAURUS]

2013 Ford Taurus

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On the international motor show in Geneva German motorcar giant Volkswagen which has brought to Switzerland some new workings out, has held official presentation of new generation of minivan Sharan.

Minivan VW Sharan

The family car at length reaches 4,85 m, at width — 1,9 m, in height — 1,72 m, and the wheel base of a minivan is equal almost 3 m. Appearance Volkswagen Sharan is executed in a new corporate style of German concern. In a forward part of a minivan there was a lattice of a radiator and head headlights in style of hatchback Golf, and also chromeplated emblem Volkswagen.

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One more difference new Sharan — sliding back doors thanks to which process of planting and disembarkation of salon became as much as possible convenient. The model will be issued in three different variants: five — six-and seven-seater.

To issue the order on new Volkswagen Sharan it will be possible this month.

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A more dynamic look and revised interior, with state-of-the-art infotainment technology available, take the Infiniti G37 Sedan into a new decade with more presence and quality than ever. The 2010 version of Infiniti's lead-in sports model for Europe remains just as potent, poised and well equipped as before, but benefits from enhancements that bring it into line with other Infiniti models as well as responding to feedback from Infiniti owners.
The changes are subtle but effective - as one glance at the sharper new front-end styling reveals. More sculptural, more distinctive and more indicative of the 320 PS (316 bhp) under the bonnet of every Infiniti G37, the new look moves the Sedan visually closer to its sportier two-door cousin, the Infiniti G37 Coupé.
New front light clusters - still with bi-Xenon adaptive cornering headlights as standard - and a fresh-looking iteration of the familiar double-arch Infiniti grille are the main component changes, proving the rightness of the original design. A redesigned under-bumper section with recessed, wide-set foglights (previously the fogs were set into the main light clusters) gives the 2010 G37 Sedan a more purposeful edge to its already striking visual impact.
The rest of the Infiniti G37 Sedan's body is untouched. Which is good news for fans of its trademark long bonnet, raked-back A pillars and athletic stance that projects power and grace in equal measure.
Changes in the cabin are just as subtle but equally tailored to meeting owners' expectations. For instance, the Rosewood interior accents are now high gloss, the leather hues slightly lighter and there's the option of a new a new Wheat leather colour combined with a black dashboard and upper door trims. Reinforcing the Infiniti G37's impression of quality is a new aluminium trim design, reminiscent of Japanese calligraphy, along with a redesigned centre console based on that in the EX and FX crossovers. Improving both legibility and design cohesiveness, the gauges and LCD instrument display now use white as background colour.
For the first time, Infiniti's much-praised information and entertainment platform, Connectiviti, is available in the Sedan following on from its debut in the Infiniti G37 Convertible earlier in 2009.
Notable for its all-embracing functionality and user-friendliness, the HDD (hard disk drive) based system connects all manner of modern technology, from MP3 players to mobile phones, with seamless efficiency. Connectiviti+ takes things a stage further with a 30GB Music Box and innovative satellite navigation system which, among its long list of functions, can even access built-in Michelin's Red and Green Guides to take you to the door of a top restaurant or hotel.
Three new exterior colours are available for 2010 models: Smokey Quartz, Graphite Shadow and Vibrant Red. All are Scratch-shield paint, of course. Other features unique to the Infiniti G37 Sedan are its charismatic V6 with VVEL valve technology and its chassis options of rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and four-wheel steer for the most sporting S version.
Pricing and specification of the 2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan will be confirmed in early 2010 prior to sales beginning in the Spring.
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The Infiniti EX30d introduces a lower CO2 V6 diesel engine, first-in-class safety technology and a new chapter in the European ambitions of Japan's youngest luxury performance car-maker. What doesn't change is the EX's dynamic coupé crossover style, its outstanding standard equipment - and a high-performance drive to seduce the sportiest of owners...

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Making its debut at the 2011 Chicago Auto show, the newly refined Acura TL delivers fresh looks, improved performance and upgraded technology. Most apparent are the visual changes that incorporate new front and rear styling, but also present is a new Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission for improved performance and fuel economy, a revised interior and a host of technology upgrades.
"The 2012 Acura TL is refined, yet aggressive," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "Already known for its great performance, the enhanced TL has a sophisticated new look and an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission that will take performance to the next level."
The 2012 TL's refined new look includes a redesigned front bumper with improved aerodynamics, a revised grille, updated headlights and turn signals, a new fog light design and a shorter front overhang. At the rear, a new rear bumper incorporates a significantly repositioned license plate opening and smaller rear reflectors, while updated taillights and a thinner rear trunk edge trim add to a sophisticated new look.
To increase performance, a new Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission is applied on all Acura TL models with automatic transmission. In addition to incorporating engineering enhancements aimed at improving efficiency, a sport-minded double-kick-down feature lets the driver command a double downshift — such as from Fifth to Third gear. The Drive-by-Wire™ throttle system also creates a "blip" of the throttle to help match gear speeds while downshifting.
In addition, the transmission teams with a new multi-clutch torque converter that not only reduces heat build-up during operation, but also allows for lock-up activation during a much wider range of driving conditions — which helps generate improved fuel economy. As a result, city/highway fuel economy is now 20/29 mpg — an increase of 3 mpg in highway driving over the 2011 TL. To further improve operating efficiency, the Acura TL's standard 3.5L V-6 engine receives a host of friction-reduction technologies while a revised air inlet system provides cooler air for both the 3.5L and 3.7L engines.
For 2012, two distinct versions of Acura's performance luxury sedan remain: a 280 horsepower, front-wheel-drive TL along with a powerful 305 hp Acura TL paired with Acura's exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™). The performance-minded 6MT model will continue to be offered in the 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD lineup, helping broaden the Acura TL's appeal among luxury performance sedan buyers.
Both the TL and TL SH-AWD™ models offer an available Technology Package which includes the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™ and AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™, and an Acura/ELS Surround® 410-watt Premium Audio System. For 2012, the hard disk drive (HDD) based navigation system increases in size to 60 gigabytes, map coverage is more expansive, USB connection speed is faster, and the full VGA monitor is brighter with even richer colors. Also available is a new Advance Package that incorporates all-new ventilated front seats along with a new blind spot information (BSI) system that alerts the driver of other vehicles that are in close proximity.
Standard on the 2012 Acura TL are new 17x8-inch 7-spoke aluminum wheels with P245/50R17 all-season tires for confident year-round performance. The Acura TL SH-AWD® comes standard with new 18x8-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels with low-profile P245/45R18 tires for more agile handling. Finally, when equipped with the available Advance Package, the Acura TL comes with 18x8-inch 5-spoke wheels while TL SH-AWD™ is fitted with 19x8-inch split five-spoke aluminum wheels with new performance minded P245/40R19 all-season tires.
Along with every new Acura, the new 2012 TL is covered by a comprehensive 4-year/50,000 mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and a 6-year/70,000 miles powertrain limited warranty. Additional benefits of ownership include Acura Total Luxury Care® (TLC®), which provides free 24-hour roadside assistance, concierge service and trip routing.

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Geneva Motor Show: KTM X-Bow GT

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KTM will unveil the X-BOW GT at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next week.
The GT is based on the X-Bow R, power will likely be provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine that develops 240 HP (177 kW) and 310 Nm (229 lb-ft) of torque. The X-Bow GT will be able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3.9 seconds.
Full specs, including prices, will be revealed at the Geneva show, but KTM has revealed that the front and side screens can be heated, and a wiper with a screen wash system is available as an option.

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Daihatsu Charade
Ignoring hybrids, the Daihatsu Charade has arguably the world's most efficient 1.0 litre petrol engine with an unrivalled fuel economy, exhaust emission and performance combination.
For example, the Daihatsu Charade is the UK's No 1 four-seater for petrol-engine economy with Urban/Extra Urban and Combined figures of 47.1/68.9 and 58.9 mpg in manual form.
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It may be a concept, but the Nissan ESFLOW electric sports car proves it's possible to remain environmentally sympathetic without having to give up the joy of driving.
It looks like a sports car, handles like a sports car and performs like one too. But Nissan ESFLOW Concept is different to every other sports car yet built: it's electric. Using technology pioneered in the award-winning Nissan LEAF, the EV concept shows that driving can still be as much fun tomorrow as it is today.
Nissan has a reputation for creating some of the most exhilarating sports cars on the market. Nissan has also developed the world's first practical Zero Emission family car, the Nissan LEAF.
Now Nissan has put that expertise together. It has captured the excitement of a sports car and the environmental benefits of an electric vehicle and blended them into one dramatic two-seater concept: ESFLOW.
Nissan ESFLOW Concept has been created from the ground up as a pure electric vehicle, to give an idea how a Zero Emission sports car of the future might look. Living ecologically has often been seen as an act of austerity - to save one's environmental conscience sacrifices must be made. ESFLOW is here to address that misconception.
Owning an ecologically sound car does not have to come at the expense of driving enjoyment. The briefest glance at the Nissan ESFLOW Concept is enough to tell you what kind of car it is: a long bonnet leading into a steeply raked, wrap around windscreen, the compact cabin placing the occupants bang on the car's centre of gravity, hunched arches over ultra-low profile tyres wrapped around six spoke wheels. ESFLOW is unmistakably a sports car, and those in the know will recognize its heritage - hints of classic and contemporary Nissan sports cars abound.
Vitally, ESFLOW is not an existing ICE (internal combustion engine) powered vehicle that has been adapted to run on electricity, but a sports car that's been designed from the outset as a Zero Emission vehicle. This means that Nissan's forward thinking designers have had free rein to place the power train and batteries in the optimum positions to benefit the car's handling and performance and enhancing the thrill of driving.
The Car
The Nissan ESFLOW Concept is based on existing technology, implemented in innovative ways. An attractive, head turning composite body covers an aluminium chassis, incorporating its own roll cage. The powertrain unit, which employs the same technologies installed in the Nissan LEAF, is tuned to offer a sporty driving experience.
The Powertrain
Nissan ESFLOW Concept is rear-wheel drive and it runs on two motors. The car's graceful proportions allow the twin electric motors to be placed above the axis of the rear wheels, in a mid-ship position,. These motors independently control the left and right wheels, and so the torque is optimized to ensure outstanding vehicle stability and control as well as efficient power regeneration. The motors produce enough torque in an instant for it to reach a 100kph in under 5 seconds.
Power for the motors comes from the same laminated lithium-ion battery packs used in the Nissan LEAF, but in ESFLOW the packs are located along the axis of the front and rear wheels. This centralizes the mass of the car, and thus its rotation point, close to the driver's hips. These cleverly positioned batteries enable the car to travel over 240km on one charge.
The Chassis
An aluminium chassis has been built around the drive train, taking full advantage of the opportunities that Zero Emission electric propulsion provides. Power cells are incorporated in such a way that they benefit ESFLOW's strength and poise, not detract from them. Indeed, unlike a conventional fuel tank, batteries do not get lighter as they provide energy, so the car's weight distribution remains constant throughout a drive.
The high waistline afforded by the Nissan ESFLOW Concept's classic sports car proportions allows strong, yet unobtrusive roll bars incorporated in to the structure behind the seats to safely take the entire load of the car in the event of a roll over, negating the need for obtrusive, thick, reinforced A-pillars and the blind spots they inevitably create.
This almost unobstructed view ahead will not be unfamiliar to fighter pilots, and just as such pilots speak of "strapping their planes on to their backs", we hope ESFLOW owners will also feel the car to be an extension of their bodies, reacting to their slightest whims. The driver must be at the centre of the sports car both physically and metaphorically.
The Body
The Nissan ESFLOW Concept is undoubtedly an attractive car. Crisp, clean lines not only convey the purity of its sporting potential, but suggest the clarity of electric power. The colour scheme chosen for the concept car is inspired by glaciers - highly reflective solidified liquid with blue tints in its shadows. Like its ZEV concept forebears and contemporary stable mate the ESFLOW's headlights and Nissan emblem are tinted cool blue. The six spoke wheels contain blue carbon inserts while the same material adorns the side sill, roof mounted lip spoiler and lower rear bumper.
Blue LEDs accentuate the futuristic lights slashed into the bodywork both front and rear. Where the Nissan LEAF's protrusive headlights are used to guide airflow around the door mirrors, this is not needed on Nissan ESFLOW Concept as the mirrors have been replaced with minute rear view cameras at the base of its A-pillars. The ESFLOW's front lights do protect a secret of their own however: flip out charging points built in to the air ducts beneath.
The Interior
Ecological minimalism need not come at the expense of luxury. The cabin of the Nissan ESFLOW Concept is clean and open and weight saving has been a priority throughout its design, but it is still a comfortable and pleasant place to sit. By far the heaviest components in modern cars' interiors are the steel framed, thickly upholstered and increasingly motorized seats. In ESFLOW the seats are sculpted into the rear bulkhead of the car, negating the need for a heavy frame. This of course means that they are immobile, but this is of no consequence as the fly-by-wire steering and pedals adjust electrically to the best spot to suit each individual driver's size and preferred driving position.
The seats themselves are upholstered in gold leather and perforated gold suede while the doors are trimmed in dark blue leather and suede. The blue and gold motif, the colour of sparks, is continued across the dashboard, which is also adorned with silver carbon trim, and features four multifunction illuminated LCD displays.
The Driver
Daniel, an ESFLOW owner, works in tech, but lives for the weekend. On Friday night after work, he gets behind the wheels of his ESFLOW which instantly links with his pocket PDA and determines the fastest route to his girlfriend's home. Finding street side parking is a synch as the Nissan ESFLOW Concept's compact dimensions allow it to slip in to the narrowest of spaces. On Saturday he drives to a popular club to exhibit his DJ skills and his friends are impressed by his cool EV sports car.
On Sunday he drives through the mountains for leisure. ESFLOW's superb weight distribution and unobstructed view ahead enables him to effortlessly nail every apex, every time. His descent from the mountains is more relaxed and he allows the ESFLOW to overrun on the long sweeping curves, turning the potential energy he and the car gained climbing up the gradients back in to electrical energy he can use once he hits the roads around Barcelona.
As his ESFLOW sips energy in its garage Daniel prepares himself for the week ahead, batteries fully recharged.

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Toyota has significantly revised its popular Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid crossover sport utility vehicles for 2011, giving them enhanced styling, additional standard amenities and new user technology.
Toyota has significantly revised its popular Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid crossover sport utility vehicles for 2011, giving them enhanced styling, additional standard amenities and new user technology.
The 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, which was available only in the Toyota Highlander Base grade model for 2010, is now also offered in the SE, the most popular grade (2WD only). The Toyota Highlander Hybrid debuts a more powerful and advanced 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine, along with a standard Tech Audio Package and unique exterior design elements.
The 2011 Highlander is available in Base, SE and Limited grades in both two-wheel (2WD) and full-time four-wheel-drive (4WD). A 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 is standard on the Limited grade and available for the others. All Toyota Highlander Hybrid models are equipped with four-wheel-drive with intelligence and available in Base and Limited grades.
The first-generation Toyota Highlander pioneered the midsize crossover utility vehicle segment, ushering in car-like performance, comfort and fuel efficiency yet with SUV-like roominess and versatility. The second-generation Highlander amplifies those attributes and is among the leaders in the segment in standard active and passive safety features...

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Toyota has significantly revised its popular Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid crossover sport utility vehicles for 2011, giving them enhanced styling, additional standard amenities and new user technology.
The 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, which was available only in the Toyota Highlander Base grade model for 2010, is now also offered in the SE, the most popular grade (2WD only). The Toyota Highlander Hybrid debuts a more powerful and advanced 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine, along with a standard Tech Audio Package and unique exterior design elements.
The 2011 Highlander is available in Base, SE and Limited grades in both two-wheel (2WD) and full-time four-wheel-drive (4WD). A 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 is standard on the Limited grade and available for the others. All Toyota Highlander Hybrid models are equipped with four-wheel-drive with intelligence and available in Base and Limited grades.
The first-generation Toyota Highlander pioneered the midsize crossover utility vehicle segment, ushering in car-like performance, comfort and fuel efficiency yet with SUV-like roominess and versatility. The second-generation Highlander amplifies those attributes and is among the leaders in the segment in standard active and passive safety features...

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To celebrate the Lexus LFA's hat-trick of class wins at the Nürburgring 24 Hours race, Lexus has created the Nürburgring Package, an array of aerodynamic features, suspension adjustments and revisions to the 4.8-litre V10 engine that give the supercar a more track-focused profile. Shown in public for the first time at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the performance option is available on just 50 of the 500 cars that will be built. These versions will be crafted during 2012, the second full year of Lexus LFA production...

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Nissan's focus on reducing emissions is not restricted to creating zero emission electric vehicles like the pioneering and award-winning Nissan LEAF.
Developing advanced technologies as part of Nissan's PURE DRIVE strategy is driving the company's efforts to reduce emissions and fuel consumption from all its cars, and, has resulted in the launch of a new engine with one of the lowest CO2 figures in the world...

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Infiniti released first images of its concept car for the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Infiniti Etherea Concept is a compact luxury model that previews how a future entry-level Infiniti could look.
The pictures show an evolving Infiniti identity along with a profile distinctly different from anything currently available in the premium compact class.
"Infiniti Etherea is about a new type of luxury for younger buyers," said Toru Saito, Corporate Vice President and Leader of the Global Infiniti Business Unit. "It is not just a smaller version of a typically conservative and traditional luxury car."
Designed under the direction of Senior Vice President of Design Shiro Nakamura, Infiniti Etherea Concept blends elements of coupé, sedan, hatchback and even crossover in one highly sculptural, near-mono volume form.
At 4.4m it is highly compact but at the same time it is space efficient and practical thanks to a new mechanical layout and innovative access arrangements.
Among its surprises are high-tech new interpretations of traditional Japanese materials and finishes, and several design cues set to make their mark on future production models - including the highly distinctive crescent-shaped C-pillar first seen on the Essence concept.
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- For 2011, the Honda Accord evolves again with sharpened styling inside and out, fuel economy gains and a broader application of popular features. The Honda Accord is designed to deliver a consistently rewarding ownership experience in the areas that matter most to sedan and coupe drivers. -
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Set to go on sale in mid-August of 2010, the 2011 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe receive significant updates including improved fuel economy, enhanced exterior and interior styling and the addition of a new leather-equipped Special Edition (SE) trim level. Available as either a sedan or a coupe in 4-cylinder and V6 variations, the Honda Accord offers a unique balance of style, performance, efficiency and value specific to each individual model...

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With the addition of the Honda Jazz Hybrid model, the rest of the Jazz model range has been given some styling and detail changes to enhance its already strong B-segment credentials.
Over 500,000 customers have felt the benefits of the innovative sector crossing Honda Jazz and the latest changes to the range will only enhance the experience. The focus has been on maintaining the key customer benefits of flexibility, practicality and reliability and enhancing fuel economy, emissions, ride comfort and style...

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Featuring the widest array of engine choices available in its class, the 2012 Honda Civic is designed to even better meet the diverse needs of the compact-vehicle buyer when it launches in the spring of 2011. The entire redesigned ninth-generation Civic lineup will become more fuel efficient with two models - the all-new Honda Civic HF and the Civic Hybrid - each delivering fuel economy estimates of more than 40 mpg on the highway.
Built on the tradition of Honda fuel efficiency, the economical Honda Civic HF model will be the most fuel-efficient gasoline-only powered Civic in the lineup when it launches this spring. Equipped with a 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine, the Honda Civic HF is targeted to earn EPA-estimated fuel economy of 41 mpg on the highway. The 2012 Civic Hybrid, which will be outfitted for the first time with a lithium-ion battery and a larger 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine, is expected to achieve an EPA-estimated city/highway combined fuel economy of 45 mpg, an improvement of 4 mpg compared to the current Civic Hybrid. Both the Honda Civic HF and Civic Hybrid models will be equipped with aerodynamic components for improved efficiency and Honda ECO Assist™ technology, an innovation that can enhance efficient vehicle operation while providing feedback to promote more efficient individual driving styles.
"The Civic is the only model in the industry that can deliver on all fronts - fuel economy, sporty performance, smart packaging, alternative fuel and long-term value," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda Motor Co.,Inc. "For the ninth-generation Civic, we are emphasizing improved fuel economy across the board, from the hybrid sedan to the sporty Si model."
In addition to the Honda Civic HF and Civic Hybrid models, the Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe and Civic GX Natural Gas models are also estimated to achieve improved fuel economy compared to the current models. The Honda Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 39 mpg on the highway, an improvement of 3 mpg when compared to the current model. The Civic Natural Gas vehicle is anticipated to earn a 7 percent improvement in fuel economy compared to the current model. The Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe and Civic Natural Gas models will all be equipped with the Honda ECO Assist technology.
Along with improved fuel economy, the new Honda Civic lineup also delivers more performance, particularly with the Civic Si. The Civic Si sedan and coupe models will be equipped with a larger, more powerful 2.4-liter engine as well as a new 6-speed manual transmission. The new engine is anticipated to deliver 200 horsepower with 170 ft-lb of torque. Even with the larger engine and a 22 percent increase in torque, Civic Si is targeted to achieve an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 31 mpg; an increase of 2 mpg when compared to the current model.
The 2012 Civic lineup includes a sedan and a coupe with conventional gasoline models, a new "HF" high fuel economy version, two sporty "Si" performance versions, along with one hybrid and a natural gas alternative-fuel variant.
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Motor Trend: 2011 INFINITI M35h

INFINITI M35h
- The "driver's hybrid" from Infiniti, the Infiniti M35h, will introduce world-first steering and braking technologies when it goes on sale in the USA and Europe in 2011. -
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The "driver's hybrid" from Infiniti, the Infiniti M35h, will introduce world-first steering and braking technologies when it goes on sale in the USA and Europe in 2011. The debut systems have been designed to deliver both environmental benefits and enhanced driving feel, reinforcing strengths already central to the Infiniti M35h with its innovative one motor/two clutch system.
Like the drivetrain, which marries a charismatic V6 petrol engine with 50 kW (68 PS) electric motor built in to the 7-speed automatic transmission, simplicity was a key tenet in the development of the steering and brakes of the high performance luxury sedan.
The steering of the Infiniti M35h is an electro-hydraulic system with "on-demand" assistance. It offers the advantages of both types of steering - the natural and smooth feel of hydraulic power steering and the improved fuel efficiency of an electric system - while the motor cuts in only when the wheel is turned, further boosting efficiency. The system is smaller than traditional power steering set-ups, a feat achieved by integrating multiple parts.
The brakes are similarly designed primarily to suit sports sedan buyers' needs, but at the same time contributing to the lower carbon footprint of the Infiniti M35h, low CO2 champion of Infiniti's all-new M Line sedan line-up.
The engineers looked to the hybrid system itself for the solution. What they came up with - a way to use the vehicle's electric drive motor to operate the brake cylinders - represents another world-first innovation for the Japanese brand.
The system is called Electric Driven Intelligent Brake. When the driver steps on the brake pedal, the necessary braking force is maintained while the hydraulic pressure of the friction brake is controlled to help maximize the energy regeneration of the hybrid motor. Because of its simple structure, in which the motor directly operates the brake cylinders, the Electric Driven Intelligent Brake system has the potential to be a key part of all future Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid vehicles.
The simplicity of these elegant mechanical solutions, with their emphasis on more compactness, lighter weight and fewer parts, is made possible by advanced computerized control.
Another benefit of both the new steering and braking systems is that they work with the innovative drivetrain to enhance the driving experience rather than dilute it in the manner of some hybrid vehicles. Designed to be fast and responsive with a strong sporting bias to the rear-wheel drive handling, the Infiniti M35h aims to deliver an exhilarating drive in all situations.
Central to this is its one motor/two clutch system. The first clutch is installed between the naturally-aspirated 3.5-litre V6 and the electric motor, which is embedded within the automatic transmission. The electronically controlled clutch allows the full decoupling of the V6 when the car is in electric drive and power regeneration modes. Decoupling the V6 reduces mechanical drag and boosts the efficiency of the electric motor.
Aided by an exceptionally fast charge/discharge response from the lithium-ion battery pack, the result is a hybrid that's electrically powered for more of the time, and at higher speeds, than conventional hybrids.
Yet when the driver demands it the Infiniti M35h responds like a true high performance machine, offering the linear acceleration and unsullied rear-drive handling of a true Infiniti - complete with all the charisma of one of the great V6 petrol engines. Like the 7-speed Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) automatic transmission that blips the throttle on downchanges, the new braking and steering technologies are integral to the Infiniti M35h's positioning as the hybrid to please the most demanding of drivers.
Infiniti's first hybrid, the M35h is the low CO2 star of the all-new M Line which also includes petrol and diesel models and which is the first M ever to be sold in all of Infiniti's 34 world markets.
Among the Infiniti M's many other claims to fame are the world-first Blind Spot Intervention (BSI), state-of-the-art Forest Air climate control and Active Noise Control, while comfort and luxury are taken care of with double-piston dampers and the availability of semi-aniline leather in the spacious cabin.
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Motor Trend: INFINITI IPL G Coupe 2011

INFINITI IPL G Coupe
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The 2011 Infiniti IPL G Coupe builds on the foundation of the second-generation Infiniti G Coupe rear-wheel drive model with extensive modification throughout the vehicle. The Infiniti IPL G Coupe's unique exterior includes a dramatic front and rear bumper/fascia design with integrated fog lights and black finishers, sculpted side sills, rear spoiler and chrome exhaust tips. Each part is shaped to accent the G Coupe's aggressively seductive styling. Combined with the exclusive 19-inch IPL split 7-spoke graphite-finish wheels and low-profile W-rated Bridgestone Potenza RE50A performance tires, the Infiniti IPL G Coupe projects a confident stance and road-ready attitude. The Infiniti IPL G Coupe is offered in just two exterior colors: Graphite Shadow and Malbec Black.
The Infiniti IPL G Coupe interior is designed to harmonize with the exterior styling, offering two color treatments - Graphite and Monaco Red (red interior only available with the Malbec Black exterior and 7-speed automatic transmission). All Infiniti IPL G Coupe interiors include red-stitched leather-appointed front sport seats with manual thigh extension and driver's power torso and thigh support adjustment, red-stitched steering wheel, Silk Obi aluminum trim, and aluminum pedals and footrest.
Other standard interior features include Infiniti Studio on Wheels by Bose® premium audio system, Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, 9.3GB Music Box® Hard Drive, Infiniti Voice Recognition for audio navigation, memory system for driver's seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors, RearView Monitor, Rear Sonar and moonroof (these items are optionally available on non-IPL G Coupe models).
The Infiniti IPL G Coupe's enhanced performance comes from the synergetic effects of three technology areas - engine tuning, dynamic tuning and sound quality/acceleration feel tuning. Engine performance modifications were selected not only for increased horsepower and torque levels, but also for acceleration feel and exhaust sound without compromising fuel economy or noise standards.
The IPL-tuned high-flow exhaust is a full dual exhaust design with independent left and right large diameter pipes. The muffler's inner structure and materials have been maximized to reduce pressure and provide an appropriate performance exhaust note. The result is a 30% reduction in exhaust pressure versus a base G Coupe's Y-pipe exhaust system design.
The Infiniti IPL G Coupe's advanced VQ37HR 3.7-liter V6 engine management system has been recalibrated through air-fuel mixture and ignition timing optimization, raising the maximum horsepower output point to 7,400 rpm (from 7,000 rpm). To obtain a natural acceleration feel, the torque curve from low revs to the maximum torque point (5,200 rpm) was tuned for linearity. As a result of both the exhaust system and engine management changes, the Infiniti IPL G Coupe generates 348 horsepower - an increase of 18 horsepower over the non-IPL models - and 276 lb-ft of torque (+6 lb-ft).
"When you drive the Infiniti IPL G Coupe, the first thing you notice is the surge in sound and acceleration feel. The inspiring swell of sound is in complete harmony with the acceleration feel as engine speed increases," said Poore. "The sound is clean and inspiring, adding to the fun-to-drive sensation provided by the 348 horsepower under the hood."
Equally inspiring is the Infiniti IPL G Coupe's dynamic vehicle performance, which focuses on providing confident handling, flat ride and smooth ride comfort. The IPL suspension tuning and damping management philosophy is designed to optimize each aspect of the suspension, effectively connecting the driver to the road surface while removing uncomfortable vibrations. Front spring rates have been increased 20% over the base G Coupe and rear spring rates increased 10%. Shock tuning has also been adjusted to reach a new premium performance standard.
The Infiniti IPL G Coupe also offers a sport-tuned steering gear and large 4-wheel sport brakes with aluminum-alloy opposed calipers (4-piston front/2-piston rear) and Viscous Limited-Slip Differential (VLSD).
Infiniti Performance Line
Infiniti announced its rumored specialty-performance vehicle collection, the Infiniti Performance Line™. The first production vehicle from this group, the 348-horsepower 2011 Infiniti Performance Line G Coupe, debuts at an exclusive event at the 60th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It joins the Infiniti line of performance luxury vehicles at Infiniti retailers nationwide in December 2010.
The Infiniti Performance Line, or IPL, offers a new level of premium performance for Infiniti vehicles, focusing not just on engine power and acceleration, but also on redefining total vehicle performance. IPL promises unique driving attributes with exclusive designs, different from other Infiniti models in each selected Infiniti line. The 2011 IPL G Coupe is the first of what is expected to be a range of IPL performance vehicles in the future.
Infiniti Performance Line vehicles are targeted at buyers seeking performance luxury vehicles that express a greater degree of individual style. The limited production IPL vehicles begin with Infiniti's legendary emotional design and Japanese craftsmanship - and then heighten the luxury and performance levels through modifications to the exterior, interior, engine tuning and suspension.
"IPL was conceived to create a new premium performance envelope, going beyond equipment upgrades to accelerate the very soul of Infiniti's Inspired Performance," said Infiniti Vice President Ben Poore. "IPL brings all the elements together, styling harmonized with performance, exhaust note with acceleration feel, ride comfort and confident handling. It's the perfect formula for unmatched driving exhilaration."
IPL models will be identified by a special engine cover and trunklid badging. The IPL emblem is designed to reinforce the strong message and spirit of IPL. The letter "I" features a red insert representing sporty spirit, while the Infiniti-violet "shadow" behind the letter appears like an Infiniti flag to indicate the brand's Inspired Performance promise.
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Motor Trend: 2010 INFINITI FX Limited Edition

INFINITI FX Limited Edition
The Infiniti FX Limited Edition will be rare indeed. Availability has been strictly limited to just 100 units across Western Europe. Based on the already dramatic looking FX37S and FX50S, the Limited Edition features striking Black Obsidian 'Scratch Guard' paintwork as standard, with equally distinctive Moonlight White pearl metallic available as an option.
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Infiniti has released new pictures and details of its fifth body-style for Europe, the Infiniti G37 Convertible. Arguably Infiniti's most seductive car yet, the G37 Convertible will go on sale across Europe from summer 2009...

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The all-new 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe, which made its world debut at the 2007 New York International Auto Show, combines the exhilarating performance, stunning styling and modern, sporty interior of the original Infiniti G Coupe and accelerates each to new levels. Among the key enhancements to the new second-generation G Coupe are a larger, more powerful 3.7-litre V6 engine, available advanced 4-Wheel Active Steer system, a dramatic new exterior design and a refined interior with intuitive, integrated technology. The Infiniti G37 Coupe joins the recently introduced, all-new 2007 Infiniti G35 Sedan in Infiniti showrooms nationwide in August...

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The current BT-50 is Mazda's only offering in the utility segment. It is an established one-tonne utility that has won numerous awards and gained a strong following all over the world. In developing the new model, Mazda intended to expand its appeal to customers who lead active lifestyles and have needs that cannot be met by conventional utilities...

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2012 NISSAN Sunny
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled an all-new sedan model at the 8th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition. Using the famed 'Sunny' name in China, this new model will go on sale first in China in January 2011 and then progressively across 170 countries worldwide under different vehicle brand names.
The Nissan Sunny was first introduced in China in 2003 and was significant as the first locally built model from the new Dongfeng Nissan partnership. Acclaimed by consumers for its combination of quality, space and driving performance, the Nissan Sunny quickly help establish a foundation for the Nissan brand in the passenger vehicle market in China.
A projected class leader in fuel economy, the all-new Nissan Sunny is expected to appeal to young families in their 30s looking for a medium sized sedan that combines a dynamic upscale design with the space, quality and features associated with the Sunny and Nissan brand.
Combining the proven Nissan 1.5-liter HR15DE engine with dual injectors and a new-generation Xtronic CVT with an auxiliary transmission, both of which are newly introduced in China, Nissan Sunny delivers ease in handling for city driving where there's frequent acceleration and deceleration, and superior environmental performance as a projected class leader in fuel economy.
MacPherson struts are used for the front suspension and a torsion beam for the rear suspension, making for sporty and agile driving at low speeds, and steady and stable driving at higher speeds.
The new Nissan Sunny will be produced in Dongfeng Nissan's Huadu Plant in Guangzhou and will be priced from RMB 82.8K to 112.8K (1.04 million - 1.41million yen).
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Motor Trend: 2011 NISSAN Juke

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Exterior design appeal combined with a spacious and functional interior is one of the current Mazda 6's strongest selling points. Mazda's new family face is introduced with the updated model for a strong, sporty look that's carried out in solid build quality. On the inside, a number of changes to the interior make the cabin even more reined. There are new decorative surfaces, new materials for the dash and steering wheel, new upholstery and colour combinations...

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In the fall of 2010 the all-new Mazda 5 hits showrooms across Europe as successor to Mazda's first-generation compact multi-activity vehicle (C-MAV). The original model was popular with families looking for superior functionality in a compact and safe package. Since market launch in 2005, Mazda 5 has found 500,000 owners worldwide, 175,000 of them in Europe. It has also won 37 automotive awards, and has consistently been voted one of Europe's most reliable and safe small vans.
The all-new Mazda 5 was developed from the ground up to carry forth this successful tradition with an appealing combination of great exterior styling, superior safety, and interior functionality that exceeds what people expect of a C-MAV. Not only does it have an all-new exterior with an almost sedan-like sporty look and an enhanced driving experience; but also two sliding back doors, a very large rear-door opening, leg room in the 2nd and 3rd rows that is one of the segment's largest, bigger and more comfortable seats, instruments that are easier to use, and high levels of seat flexibility and functionality. To this it adds a quieter cabin, new materials and fabrics, and appealing operating costs with new powertrains that deliver driving fun coupled to double-digit reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions versus the previous Mazda 5. These features - and a long list of equipment - make the all-new Mazda 5 even better at meeting the demands of European families with active lifestyles...

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Infiniti's most seductive car, appropriately unveiled in one of Europe's most romantic cities, builds on the fine looks and sporting nature of the production G Cabrio to raise the temperature in the luxury cabriolet stakes...

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The Infiniti G37 Coupé offers dramatic performance in a thoroughly seductive shape. Although sharing a great deal of hardware with the Infiniti G37 Sedan, the Coupé is designed to appeal to different buyer.
The dynamic styling allied to its obvious performance potential will appeal to successful individuals who appreciate beautiful design and enjoy driving. They aren't prone to following the herd… and they might not even currently drive a coupé.
"The typical buyer of a Infiniti G37 Coupé will be a little younger than the four-door buyer, but no less discerning. He or she will be someone who appreciates quality but wants to make an even bolder statement," says Jim Wright, Vice President, Infiniti Europe.
"Infiniti G37 Coupé buyer might be an existing coupé driver but is just as likely to own a sports estate or a compact SUV."
When he does step into a Infiniti G37 Coupé, he'll find the exterior styling is matched by a refined interior. And when he starts the engine, he will find a true performance car that delivers what it promises. Top speed is limited at 250 km/h (155 mph), while 0-100 km/h takes just 5.8 seconds (on M/T version).
There are three versions of the Infiniti G37 Coupé on offer - the well equipped G37 Coupé, the more luxurious GT version with leather upholstery, and the sport-oriented S version with 4-Wheel Active Steer system, a Viscous Limited Slip Differential (VLSD) and sports suspension settings among other changes.
"The Infiniti G37 Coupé takes the best attributes of the four-door and adds even more. It's a car designed to appeal to the emotions, yet one which delivers on a practical level, too," says Bastien Schupp, Marketing Director, Infiniti Europe.
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Set to go on sale in mid-August of 2010, the 2011 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe receive significant updates including improved fuel economy, enhanced exterior and interior styling and the addition of a new leather-equipped Special Edition (SE) trim level. Available as either a sedan or a coupe in 4-cylinder and V6 variations, the Honda Accord offers a unique balance of style, performance, efficiency and value specific to each individual model...

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On sale from February 2011, the new Toyota Verso-S marks Toyota's re-entry into the B-MPV market, a segment the company itself created with the Yaris Verso in 1999.
The B-MPV segment has almost tripled in size since 2002. Driven by downsizing, this growth incorporates an increasingly diverse cross-section of customers, many of whom appreciate the interior flexibility and loadspace offered by a Multi-Purpose Vehicle.
Supporting this significant growth are families switching over from conventional B-segment hatchbacks and, more significantly, empty nesters and seniors downsizing from C-segment cars. For them, a B-MPV is not only a rational purchase essential to making the most of leisure time, but must also offer the levels of space, comfort, equipment and quality they have experienced in a higher segment vehicle.
Toyota's new B-MPV is less than 4 metres long. This makes the vehicle highly manoeuvrable and easy to drive in the urban environment. Conversely, careful attention to detail in every aspect of its interior design has maximised spaciousness, comfort and perceived quality throughout. The Toyota Verso-S offers front seat headroom, rear seat roominess and luggage capacity to rival that of C-segment cars...

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Toyota iQ range is extended for the first time since launch with the introduction to the line-up of a 1.33-litre engine. The highly efficient lightweight unit, already successfully deployed in Auris, Yaris and Urban Cruiser is offered exclusively in the new Toyota iQ3 model.
Benefiting from Toyota Optimal Drive technology for a class-leading combination of power, fuel economy and low emissions, it uses Dual VVT-i control of both intake and exhaust valves to deliver strong torque at low to medium engine speeds and achieve maximum efficiency.
The headline figures broadcast the exceptional customer benefits in terms of running costs. With manual transmission, Toyota iQ3 returns an official 58.9mpg in combined cycle driving, and 113g/km of CO2 - Band B for road tax (£35 annual charge) - both of which are best-in-class figures. Equipped with Toyota's new Multidrive CVT system, fuel economy is just as good, while emissions rise slightly to 120g/km, but remain within Band B.
This achievement is not at the expense of performance. The engine develops a maximum 98bhp at 6,000rpm and peak torque of 125Nm at 4,400rpm. Nought to 62mph can be achieved in 11.8 seconds (11.6 with Multidrive) and top speed is 106mph. This underlines the fact that Toyota iQ is more than just a city runabout, giving a strong, stable and enjoyable drive at motorway speeds.
Matched to a compact, lightweight six-speed manual gearbox, the engine features Toyota's Stop & Start system. This automatically cuts the engine when the car comes to a stop and the gear shift is moved to neutral; when a gear is selected, the engine restarts quickly (in just 0.4 seconds) and seamlessly, thanks to the use of a permanently engaged gear mechanism. In urban driving - Toyota iQ's natural environment - Stop & Start can yield fuel consumption savings of up to 15 per cent.
Toyota iQ3 is also available with Multidrive, Toyota's new stepless CVT (continuously variable transmission).
One of the key elements of the 1.33-litre engine is its piston design. Smaller and lighter than on the previous 1.3 unit, they are designed with a smaller contact area and use carbon ceramide, an advanced material more commonly used in Formula One engineering, to reduce friction.
Toyota iQ3 carries forward the premium specification of iQ2 but with some additional, exclusive features: the door mirrors have chrome-finished housings and the car rides on larger, 16-inch dual five-spoke alloy wheels. The choice of six paint finishes includes Decuma Grey metallic, which is also exclusive to Toyota iQ3.
The standard equipment features include automatic headlights and wipers, climate control, electric folding and heated door mirrors, Smart Entry and Start, auto-dimming rear view mirror, six-speaker sound system, front fog lights and a leather trimmed steering wheel. Nine airbags are fitted, including the world's first rear window airbag, and the active safety package includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Traction Control (TRC).
Toyota iQ3 is on sale now. On-the-road prices are £11,495 for the six-speed manual version and £12,495 with Multidrive.
Toyota iQ Accessory Packs and Options
Four themed accessory packs have been assembled for iQ, giving owners an easy way to give their car that something extra.
* iStyle (£295) adds chrome surrounds to the front fog lights, chrome side sills, a chrome strip on the tailgate and aluminium scuff plates.
* iUrban (£345) provides rear parking sensors, a reversible rubber/velour boot liner (for use when the rear seats are folded flat) and carpet mats.
* iSports (£495) focuses on style with a neat roof spoiler, deep rear skirt and inverted delta-shape chrome exhaust tailpipe finisher.
* iConnect (£375) keeps you in touch on the move with Bluetooth, plus the neat detachable Glovebag to store documents and small personal items.
With such a high standard specification on Toyota iQ3, there are just two extra-cost options: leather seat upholstery (£690) and a fully integrated satellite navigation system with Bluetooth and iPod integration (£930).
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In Facebook have shown prototype Citroen

Citroen DS High Rider

Company Citroen has published on the page in social network Facebook a photo of conceptual three-door crossover DS High Rider which is a harbinger of the similar serial car under name DS4. The premiere of a prototype will take place in the beginning of March on a motor show in Geneva.

Compact crossover Citroen DS4

The detailed information on a novelty still is not disclosed. On preliminary data, compact crossover Citroen DS4 will be constructed on a platform of hatchback С4 of following generation which debuts in the autumn of current year, possibly, on a motor show in Paris. The batch production of such car is planned to adjust by 2011.

Hatchback Citroen С3

Car DS3 constructed on units of hatchback С3 became the first model from "bonus" series DS. The car debut has taken place in September of last year at an exhibition in Frankfurt. Sports crossover DS5 becomes one more model from this scale. Such car will be constructed on the basis of Citroen С5 and begins to be equipped with a hybrid power-plant. Concern Citroen assume, that DS5 becomes competitor BMW X6.

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Company Peugeot has shown a prototype of a new big sedan

Concept car Peugeot

On Tuesday company Peugeot has extended the first photos of the conceptual car "5 by Peugeot" which will be presented general public in the beginning of next month on a motor show in Geneva. The car shows a direction of development of design of the future models of the French brand, and also gives representation how the sedan 508 can look.

Concept car «5 by Peugeot»

The dimensional length of a prototype makes 4860 mm, width — 1880 mm, the wheel base is equal to 2815 mm, and the weight of the car at completely filled fuel tank reaches 1880 kgs. The all-wheel drive concept car "5 by Peugeot" will be equipped with the hybrid power-plant combining the 165-strong diesel engine in volume two litres and the 38-strong electromotor, located on a back axis.

According to company Peugeot, the average expense of fuel of a novelty makes 3,8 litres on hundred kilometres of run, and level of emissions CO2 is equal to 99 grammes on kilometre. The Concept car on small speeds can move exclusively on electrodraught. The stock of a course of the car at present is not informed.

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Concept car Peugeot

It is expected, that in the European market replacement to models Peugeot 407 and 607 will appear next year.

Roadster Peugeot SR1

As it was informed earlier, on a motor show in Geneva the debut of one more concept car Peugeot — roadster SR1 will take place. The Overall objective of this car also is demonstration of how the design of cars of this mark in the future will develop. Besides, concept car SR1, somewhat, is also the ideological successor of model Peugеоt 407 with a body "coupe".

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2012 Opel Corsa

Opel Corsa

Company Opel modified the most popular model of the brand — Corsa. To hurry with restyling of the German manufacturer has forced a recent debut of version Fiat Punto Evo. Updated Corsa will receive a new colouring of a body and additional options.

Opel Corsa VS Fiat Punto

Opel Corsa and Fiat Punto have started to compete even before official start. Actually, for manufacture of cars of their company use the same platform which also is suitable for manufacture Alfa Romeo MiTo and Peugeot Bipper.

The matter is that the platform created in common by companies General Motors and Fiat, has been sold for release of cars to companies Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Citroën, Peugeot, Opel/Vauxhall and most Fiat. But, despite a considerable quantity of competitors, Corsa nevertheless could get the status of the most popular model created on the basis of the given design, and to achieve 30% of a segment from all sales of company Opel/Vauxhall.

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New Interior Opel Corsa

New Corsa it will be presented in two types of a body — three-and five-door hatchbacks. The complete set of an interior of the car applies includes some innovative systems. Already the base version will include adaptive headlights of the head light, a warmed steering wheel, active headrests of forward seats, system of the help of lifting uphill, the panoramic hatch or bicycle luggage carrier FlexFix.

The assortment of engines consisting of five petrol power units in volume from 1 to 1,6 litre and three diesel engines, has been reconsidered to achieve on purpose reduction of consumption of fuel and emissions in atmosphere CO2. In total new motors have allowed to improve profitability on 13%.

Sports division Opel OPC (Opel Perfomance Center) has developed some innovations with which help it was possible to improve comfort and controllability for the car. Official start of the car and more detailed data will appear the next months.

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Hyundai will show in Geneva a prototype of a new sedan

Hyundai i-flow

South Korean company Hyundai has published the first image-tizer of the conceptual car i-flow which world premiere will take place on a motor show in Geneva, opening in the beginning of March of this year. As they say in a communique, Hyundai i-flow will give representation how the future serial sedan of a D-class will look.

Hybrid car by Hyundai

About a novelty while that in a car design modern workings out of concern BASF will be used is known only, including innovative easy materials of furnish and solar panels. At car creation in company Hyundai tried to lower as much as possible weight of the car and to achieve the best profitability. Under assumptions of some foreign editions, the concept car i-flow can be equipped by a hybrid power-plant.

New sedan Hyundai i-flow

When serial version Hyundai i-flow will appear on the conveyor, yet is not informed.

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Citroen has shown a silhouette of crossover DS4

Citroen DS4

Company Citroen has published a photo of a prototype of compact crossover DS4, informs British edition Autocar. The premiere of the concept car will take place in March on a motor show in Geneva.

Crossover DS4 by C-Sportlounge

The novelty created on motives of conceptual car C-Sportlounge presented five years ago, will be constructed on the basis of hatchback Citroen C4 of following generation, whose premiere will take place in the autumn of this year. In a series compact crossover DS4 will be started not earlier than next year.

The first car from "bonus" ruler DS — DS3 — has been shown for the first time in September, 2009 on a motor show in Frankfurt. The car is constructed on the modernised platform of model C3 and it is offered in the European car market with two diesel engines power of 90 and 110HP, and also with 95, 120 and 150-strong petrol engines.

Sport crossover Citroen С5

The sports crossover created on the basis of model Citroen С5 becomes the following model of series DS. As it was informed earlier the car it will be created in stylistics of concept car Hypnos and the diesel engine-hybrid begins to be equipped with a power-plant. As specify in Citroen, competitor DS5 becomes BMW X6.

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Company VW has presented new off-road car Touareg

Off-road Touareg

Company Volkswagen has extended the official information on off-road car VW Touareg of the second generation. The world debut of this model will take place in March on a motor show in Geneva, and the European sales of a novelty start in the summer.

Long VW Touareg

At present it is known, that new VW Touareg on 40 mm became longer (its dimensional length has grown to 4758 mm) and on 20 mm below the predecessor, but thus weighs on 208 kgs less. In Europe the off-road car of the second generation will be originally accessible with three power-plants on a choice. These are two diesel motors — volume 3,0 both 4,2 litres and power of 237 and 335HP accordingly, and also the hybrid power-plant combining the 3,3-l engine with a mechanical supercharger (329HP) and the 46-strong electromotor.

Total return of this unit makes 374HP, and from 0 to 100 km/h hybrid Touareg is dispersed for 6,5 sec. Only on electrodraught such car can move on speeds to 45 km/h.

VW Touareg

Interior VW Touareg

Interior VW Touareg

Besides, all versions VW Touareg already "in base" will receive new 8-step "automatic machine" Aisin and an adaptive pneumosuspension bracket, and also system stop start which stops the engine at a stop. In the list of options — system of tracking a marking and active headlights of head light.

All-wheel drive transmission VW Touareg essentially has not changed is still constant full drive with differential Torsen. However lowering transfer and blocking of the central and back interwheel differential will be accessible now only at the order of an additional package of options in which 8-step "automatic machine" change on 6-step, with other transfer numbers. In the same package the system of circular review Area View will be accessible.

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Business Insurance in Connecticut

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2013 Geneva: SsangYong SIV-1 concept

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Ssangyong will unveil the new concept car the SsangYong SIV-1 concept at the Geneva Motor Show. There's no word on performance specifications, but the model reportedly measures 4500mm long, 1880mm wide and 1640mm tall with a wheelbase that spans 2700mm.
The front fascia features an exquisite set of headlamps with two types of LEDs and then some more LED garnish on the front bumper. The sporty styling is carried till the rear with tailgate-mounted spoiler, a dual exhaust system and angular taillights.
The four bucket seats independent, not shown in the two images teaser, is accompanied by modern and dynamic exterior lines already anticipated the concept XIV-2 and E-XIV. Among other gifts promised by SIV-1 Concept SsangYong there are “safety and comfort in all driving conditions.”

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Motor Trend: 2010 TOYOTA Land Cruiser

TOYOTA Land Cruiser
2010 TOYOTA Land Cruiser

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With a heritage reaching back almost 60 years and with five million customers in 176 countries around the world, the Toyota Land Cruiser has become an icon of the 4WD market, its name synonymous with Toyota's core values of quality, durability and reliability.
That peerless pedigree provides the platform for the debut of a new generation Toyota Land Cruiser at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show, a model that goes further than ever before to deliver true go-anywhere toughness and on-road driving poise.
Toyota Land Cruiser's reputation has been built on its ability to meet owners' demands for a vehicle that is utterly reliable in even the harshest off-road conditions, yet offering performance and refinement appropriate for day-to-day driving.
With its new model Toyota has extended Land Cruiser's off-road capabilities with a higher level of on-board guidance and technical support for the driver. New, user-friendly functions have been introduced that can help make tricky routes passable, over terrain on which even accomplished off-road drivers might feel challenged.
The quality and scope of these new features help make the all-new Toyota Land Cruiser one of the most technically advanced but enjoyable and easy to drive off-road vehicles in the world.
Style and comfort are important to 4WD customers, too, hence Toyota Land Cruiser combines it off-road toughness with pleasing on-road driving characteristics and higher standards of quality and comfort.
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The 2010 Toyota Camry is was displed for the first time at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). As the best-selling passenger car in America for seven years running and 11 of the past 12 years, Toyota Camry continues to redefine standards for comfort and performance.
The 2010 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid scheduled to go on sale in March 2009, have an array of enhancements, inside and out, including exterior styling, performance, safety, audio and convenience features.
Toyota Camry also has an upgraded standard powertrain for 2010. A new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine equipped with variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i) will produce 169 hp for Toyota Camry, LE and XLE grades. For sporty performance, SE grade get additional tuning and gets 179 horsepower, 21 more horsepower than the previous four-cylinder engine. The new engine can be combined with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift. A powerful 3.5-liter V6 delivering 268 horsepower is also available.
Exterior changes to the gas model Toyota Camry include a newly designed grille and front bumper, an enlarged lower intake, larger projector headlamps and restyled tail lamps. The Toyota Camry and LE grades feature restyled standard wheel covers. The XLE grade will run on new 16-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, while the SE grade adds new 17-inch sporty alloy wheels.
The Toyota Camry Hybrid exterior enhancements will include a unique hybrid grille, a distinct front bumper, a wider lower intake, restyled fog lights and 16-inch alloy wheels.
The Toyota Camry Hybrid, equipped with Toyota's industry-leading Hybrid Synergy Drive, certified as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) is just one of a handful of cars that meets this strict standard, producing over 70 percent less smog-forming emissions than the average new car.
Inside, Toyota Camry and LE grades are available with an optional audio system equipped with a new USB port for auxiliary music sources, Bluetooth®, integrated satellite radio, single-CD, and MP3 and streaming music capability. Previously an option, all Toyota Camry gas models will now be equipped with Vehicle Stability Control with traction control. Auto up/down power windows with jam protection on all four doors is standard equipment. Toyota Camry Hybrid adds a newly designed meter cluster and Fraichir, a combination of silk protein and synthetic fiber, cloth seating surfaces that are gentle to the skin.
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Motor Trend: INFINITI QX

INFINITI QX
2011 INFINITI QX

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Infiniti QX starts with a breathtaking presence, a calm strength derived of clean fluid lines that attract and hold your attention. It continues with the highest level of luxury, not just for the driver and front seat passenger, but all occupants - world class, personalized control over their environments for passengers in every seat in the house. Add in an exceptional driving experience provided by a powerful yet efficient V8 engine design and available Hydraulic Body Motion Control system. Then top it all off with intuitive functionality, which anticipates and responds to the users' needs and desires. Introducing the all-new 2011 Infiniti QX, the latest example of inspired design, performance, technology and craftsmanship from Infiniti. Available in two models, the Infiniti QX56 4WD 7-passenger and QX56 4WD 8-passenger, it is scheduled to go on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide in summer 2010...

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Infiniti provided an advanced look at the all-new 2011 Infiniti M performance luxury sedan at the 59th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. This is the third generation of popular Infiniti M and the first to be sold across all of Infiniti's 32 markets around the world, including Western Europe.
Like the current Infiniti M, the next-generation design will be offered with V8 and V6 engines. The 2011 M models will be designated the Infiniti M56 and Infiniti M37 respectively, reflecting their more powerful, larger displacement engines. For Western Europe, the M56 will be replaced by a V6 performance diesel.
The 2011 Infiniti M also features a completely redesigned body, with authentic sports sedan proportions and evocative new styling with a low front end and deeply sculpted fenders inspired by the Infiniti Essence Concept car. The new Infiniti M interior promises to be pure Infiniti, highlighted by the use of innovative materials, an advanced climate control system, superior audio and an enhanced quality feel. Despite improved performance from the new engine line-up, fuel consumption will be reduced. In addition, the 2011 M will continue Infiniti's technology innovation leadership with an industry-first Side-Collision Prevention (SCP) system. The SCP system is designed to help alert the driver if another vehicle is detected during an intended lane change, and then help avoid a potential collision by assisting the driver in returning the vehicle toward the center of the original lane of travel.
The 2011 Infiniti M which is scheduled to go on sale across the world starting from Spring 2010, was revealed through a unique "video mapping" process, in which a "virtual M" was created on a 3D form. It is the world's first "virtual only" (no physical vehicle) automotive application of this cutting-edge technology. The 2011 Infiniti M will make its official public debut in late 2009.

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Powered by a potent 3.7-litre version of VQ family of petrol engines, the Infiniti G37 has been created to provide pure driving pleasure. There's a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive models with drive taken to the wheels via a slick six-speed manual or an advanced seven-speed automatic transmission.
The Infiniti G37's suspension - double wishbones at the front and a multi-link rear - deliver the perfect blend of sporting handling and superb ride comfort while the longer-than-class-average wheelbase results in a roomy cabin with a specific attention to rear knee room.
Just as significantly, the Infiniti G37 has been fine tuned to cope with European demands and expectations. Our higher average speeds place extra demands on aerodynamic efficiency, high speed stability, ride and handling and braking performance.
To meet those demands, a special Infiniti team working within Nissan's Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) has developed a package of changes to ensure the Infiniti G37 can compete with Europe's finest on level terms. Testing of the developments has been undertaken not just on private test tracks, but also on derestricted sections of the German Autobahnen at the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife race track for handling and on British secondary roads for ride comfort.
Unlike many of its rivals, where judicious ticking of boxes in the options list is invariably required before a 'complete' car can be ordered, the Infiniti G37 is comprehensively equipped as standard. There's a full complement of standard safety equipment, too, while Infiniti's drive for quality results in exceptionally low Noise/Vibration and Harshness, uniformly small panel gaps and excellent materials inside the cabin.
It's clear that the Infiniti G37 is a car that can take on the establishment with a convincing credibility.

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The essence of the Infiniti brand distilled into one car and then taken to the extremes to satisfy the world's most demanding car enthusiasts... this is the Infiniti Essence Concept.
Presented as a concept at the 79th International Motor Show of Geneva, Infiniti Essence Concept is a celebration of Infiniti and its 20 years history as a creator of performance cars. But equally it is an inspiring exploration into the brand's future.
The dramatic design, technology and performance statement is a 600PS, petrol/electric hybrid coupe with rear-wheel drive. What Infiniti Essence Concept is not is merely an indulgent birthday present from Infiniti to itself.
This concept embodies Infiniti's core values as an inspiration for the future as much a celebration of the past. Infiniti Essence Concept showcases many of the technologies, including hybrid, and design cues that will distinguish Infiniti production cars of the coming years. And by steering Infiniti's guiding principle of "Inspired Performance" into the super-performance, super-luxury coupe market for the first time, it reaffirms Infiniti's place among the world's most exclusive and vibrant car brands.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
- Petrol Engine
= Config/No of cyls: V6
= Fuel type: Petrol
= Capacity: 3.7 l
= Power: 440 PS (434 bhp)
- Electric engine
= Type: laminated lithium-ion battery
= Battery layout: Lower trunk area
= Power: 160 PS (158 bhp)
= Torque: 500 Nm
- Performance
= Driven wheels: Rear-wheel drive
= Combined fuel economy: 8 l/100km (est)
= CO2 emission: 190g/km (est)
- Dimensions
= Number of seats: 2
= Overall Length: 4720 mm
= Overall Width: 1960 mm
= Overall Height: 1310 mm
= Wheelbase: 2800 mm
= Wheel size: 22"
= Front Overhang: 880 mm
= Rear Overhang: 1040 mm
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Motor Trend: 2010 NISSAN NV200

NISSAN NV200
NISSAN NV200 (2010)

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NISSAN NV200 (2010)
Designed from the outset as both a commercial and a passenger vehicle, the Nissan NV200 brings new levels of space, comfort and practicality to the small van market, both in Europe and other global markets.
Nissan NV200 will be available in three different versions: a van with the largest load space in its class and two seven seat variants - the functional Combi version for loads and passengers, and the more plush passenger car version, which makes its debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
"The Nissan LCV business is in a phase of expansion even in these challenging financial circumstances," said Andy Palmer, Senior Vice President, Global Product Planning, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. "We aim to expand our business with smart new products and services that meet the needs of our customers, both in Europe and around the world."
He added: "The Nissan NV200 is our proposal for a global small van. It offers outstanding utility and smart convenience with low cost of ownership, packaged in a highly functional design. With this vehicle, Nissan aims to meet the needs of customers looking for a functional, adaptable light van. We will launch the Nissan NV200 in Japan before summer, in Europe in autumn 2009 and then in China and other markets." ...

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Just over 40 years ago a motoring icon was born. As the sixties moved into the 1970s, the Datsun 240Z was launched on the US market. American drivers instantly fell in love with the car and sales in that one market alone regularly topped 50,000 units annually. The Z legend had begun.
Now four decades, six generations and well over a million cars later, Nissan is introducing a special celebratory version of the newest two-seater to wear the famous Z badge - the Nissan 370Z...

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Officially it's a showcar, a study into how a small car of the future could look. But with the announcement that a small crossover - a baby brother to Nissan Qashqai - will be built at the company's Sunderland factory in the UK, Nissan Qazana Concept's significance should not be underestimated.
"The Nissan Qazana Concept is an intelligent, all-wheel drive crossover which is masculine, agile, lean, and designed for the tough city streets. Our team at Nissan Design Europe in London realised this image with the motif of a modern day beach buggy and four-seat motor-bike," explains Atsushi Maeda, Studio Chief Designer, Nissan Design Europe.
According to Matt Weaver, project lead designer at NDE, Nissan Qazana Concept was designed to be sophisticated but fun. "It's a hugely optimistic car, which is no bad thing in these difficult times. Had it been created in the 1960s, it would have counted camper vans, bikes and buggies as its rivals. Infused with that same spirit, there's nothing quite like it available today."

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The GT500 specification Nissan GT-R racing car, which will vie for the 2008 SUPER GT series, will make its public debut at the upcoming "Tokyo Auto Salon with NAPAC", followed by the "Osaka Auto Messe 2008", the country's two largest annual custom car shows.
The new works livery - which will be featured across Nissan motorsports activities during the 2008 season - will be unveiled on the race car. Nissan will vie for the SUPER GT Championship, one of the world's most demanding GT race series, with the new machine built on the same multi-performance super car concept of the Nissan GT-R road car.
The new livery resulted from close collaboration between Nissan's design team and NISMO, its motorsports affiliate company, and incorporates feedback from members of the "Club NISMO" fan club.
The signature wide "brush stroke" design motif, synonymous with the current Fairlady Z race car, was carried forward into the new GT-R racing car as Nissan's racing fans worldwide could immediately associate with the design. The livery design swipes forward from the rear in bold red and black - the red symbolises the passion for racing, while the black signifies the high performance of the new Nissan GT-R.
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Motor Trend: 2011 HONDA Civic Concept

HONDA Civic Concept
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The Honda Civic Si Concept coupe and Honda Civic Concept sedan made their world debuts at the 2011 North American International Auto Show, providing the first official glimpse at the styling direction of the all-new, ninth-generation 2012 model set to go on sale this spring, the company announced...

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"The Civic is known for providing a balance of 'just-right' packaging, fun-to-drive character and outstanding fuel economy, at a price that even first-time buyers can afford," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. "The redesigned Civic builds on this legacy and promises to be the best Civic yet."...

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The Honda Odyssey Concept, on display at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, introduces a sleek and distinctive exterior styling direction for the next generation of the industry's best-selling minivan, set to debut this fall, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today.
The Honda Odyssey Concept dramatically departs from conventional minivan styling with its low and wide stance, highlighted by a "lightning-bolt" beltline that further distinguishes the vehicle's profile. Compared to the 2009 Honda Odyssey, the Concept's slightly lower roofline (-1.0 inch) and wider stance (+1.4 inch) contribute to a sleeker, stronger and more dynamic presence with improved aerodynamics that help increase fuel economy. Forthcoming improvements to the production Honda Odyssey's interior are designed to further enhance the current model's accommodating space for people and cargo.
"The Honda Odyssey established its reputation by providing families with what they most want in a minivan - great functionality, an emphasis on safety and good fuel economy," said Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of American Honda product planning. "Honda Odyssey then further delighted customers with its surprisingly engaging, fun-to-drive and dynamic nature. The next-generation Honda Odyssey promises to take these strengths to a higher level while adding more style and personality."
The steeply raked front and rear roof pillars, unique side-glass profile, chamfered roof line, and tapered rear cabin shape combine to create a dynamic and distinctive appearance from any perspective. The lightning-bolt beltline dives toward the rear of the vehicle emphasizing the new Honda Odyssey's sporty appearance while enhancing outward visibility for third-row passengers. Aggressive body-to-wheel proportions reduce the perception of vertical height common to most minivan designs. Fender flares further accent the vehicle's securely planted and stylish persona. The concept vehicle's projector beam headlights, LED taillights and form-fit fog lights further heighten the sophisticated quality of the design.
Enhanced aerodynamics and advanced powertrain technologies will contribute to the next-generation Honda Odyssey's increased fuel efficiency. The all-new 2011 Honda Odyssey is expected to achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 19 city/28 highway miles-per gallon on select models (preliminary estimate determined by Honda).
Currently in its third generation, the Honda Odyssey's unique array of features, including its superior driving dynamics, 3rd-Row Magic Seat® and efficient i-VTEC™ V-6 engine with three-mode Variable Cylinder Management™ (available) all combine to offer a sophisticated environment with room for up to eight people (seven on Odyssey LX). The Odyssey has been America's best-selling minivan since 2008 and is produced exclusively in Alabama by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (using domestic and globally sourced parts). Both the concept and production vehicles, along with all development activity for the 2011 Odyssey, are being designed at Honda R&D Americas in Torrance, California, and Raymond, Ohio.
The Honda Odyssey has won numerous awards and critical acclaim. Recent accolades include the Edmunds.com 2010 "Top Recommended" minivan award, U.S. News and World Report 2010 "Best Minivan for the Money" award, Automotive Lease Guide 2010 "Best Minivan for the Money," the Kelley Blue Book award as one of the ten "Best New Family Vehicles of 2009" and "2009 Best Resale Value Award" in the van category, which recognizes vehicles that are expected to have segment-leading resale value after five years of ownership.
Honda Odyssey Concept Basic Dimensions
= Length: 202.8"
= Width: 78.5"
= Height: 68.3"
= Wheelbase: 118.1"

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Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. (HSCI), a leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, unveiled the world premiere of the Honda New Small Concept, a concept model for a new small-sized vehicle, at the Auto Expo 2010 in New Delhi. HSCI also announced plans to begin sales of a new model in 2011 based on this concept model.
For the Honda New Small Concept, a wide platform with a stable center of gravity was adopted to create a highly efficient compact size with seating for five people. With the "Efficient Energetic Exterior" design, the dynamic design of the Honda New Small Concept with front forward fenders highlight the presence of the vehicle.
Honda is planning to introduce a new model based on the Honda New Small Concept in 2011, in India and also in Thailand.
Honda will strive to provide a new small-sized vehicle that is beyond the expectations of customers in rapidly growing markets and offer it at an affordable price by leveraging Honda's global parts sourcing network.
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Motor Trend: 2010 HONDA HSV-010 GT

HONDA HSV-010 GT
- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. introduced the Honda HSV-010 GT, which will compete in the GT500 class of the 2010 Super GT Series -
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Technical Specifications
* Dimensions
o Length: 4675 mm
o Width: 2000 mm
o Vehicle weight: 1100+ kg
* Engine
o Engine name: HR10EG
o Configuration: Liquid-cooled, naturally aspirated, longitudinal V8
o V angle: 90°
o Valve train: Gear-driven DOHC - 2 intake and 2 exhaust valves per cylinder
o Displacement: 3397 cm3
o Bore x stroke: 93.0 x 62.5 mm
o Maximum output: 500 PS (370 KW)
o Maximum torque: 392 Nm
o Throttle control system: Mechanical
o Fuel supply system: Programmed fuel injection system (Honda PGM-FI)
o Fuel: Lead-free premium gasoline
o Lubrication: Dry sump
* Powertrain
o Transmission mechanism: Constant mesh
o Transmission shifting method: Steering paddle shifter
o Steering system mechanism: Rack and pinion system with electric power steering (EPS)
* Tires
o front: 330/40R18
o rear: 330/45R17
* Brake type and mechanism: Hydraulic ventilated disc system
* Suspension system: Double wishbone
* Stabilizer: Torsion bar

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One of the core concepts for the new Mitsubishi CUV is a striking new design language known as "compact dynamism", providing a functionally vibrant look that uses proper, flowing aerodynamics to maximize visual impact and fuel efficiency. Featuring Mitsubishi's distinctive front "jet fighter" grille treatment, the clean and refreshing body lines are both emotionally stirring and high grade. By merging the Outlander's driving position and high-impact SUV design with the vigor of a smaller package, designers have created a cutting-edge entry level CUV that fits a broad range of lifestyles...

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The new-for-2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT showcases why it's different for a reason with a fresh combination of seven-passenger luxury and road holding control. Occupying the top tier in the Outlander family, the Mitsubishi Outlander GT uses premium materials and advanced features for an upscale feel. A restyled exterior joins an available FUSE Hands-free Link System ™ and the superior all-weather capability of the Lancer Evolution-derived Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system. The Mitsubishi Outlander GT receives a revised 3.0-liter V6 engine, teamed with a six-speed sportronic® automatic transmission.
Powered by an updated MIVEC-equipped V6 engine, the Mitsubishi Outlander GT offers greater power without sacrificing fuel economy. By improving the intake efficiency and raising the compression ratio, Mitsubishi engineers have managed to push output to 230 hp @ 6,250 RPM and 215 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 3,750 RPM. The increased engine efficiency has also allowed the Mitsubishi Outlander GT to reduce its carbon footprint and CO2 emissions.
Complementing the refined power is the advanced driver control provided by Hill Start Assist and S-AWC. The S-AWC system utilizes a first-in-class Active Front Differential (AFD) and an electronically controlled center differential system, which distributes driving force intelligently from front to rear and left to right to the front wheels. The driver is able to use a "Tarmac, Snow, or Lock" selector knob to switch between modes, providing full-time traction during any weather situation.
The sportronic® automatic transmission's six gears are also manually selectable with steering column mounted magnesium alloy paddle shifters. The transmission in the Mitsubishi Outlander GT also provides increased fuel economy with the addition of Idle Neutral Logic (INL). By automatically selecting neutral whenever the Outlander GT comes to a stop, fuel consumption is reduced.
The Mitsubishi Outlander GT now wears a distinctive jet fighter front grille, which evokes the sporty history of Mitsubishi's family line-up. Backing up those looks is the addition of an all-new Lancer Evolution-inspired lightweight aluminum roof, which helps lower the center of gravity. The blacked out front bumper cover design is also similar to what is found on the Lancer Evolution model. Accenting the new face are the redesigned side sills, rear bumper, mirrors and 18-inch alloy wheels. A unique flap fold tailgate design allows easy access to the rear storage area for loading and unloading. Bi-xenon HID headlamps with daytime running lights are also now standard.
Inside, the Mitsubishi Outlander GT displays a premium feel with a change to stitched synthetic leather on the dashboard and upper front and rear door trims. Chrome accents also surround the air outlet knobs and automatic climate control dials. A new high contrast multi-color LCD instrument display is on board to enhance both visibility and the sporty feel of the Mitsubishi Outlander GT.
Standard user technology includes the FUSE Hands-free Link System™, a Bluetooth® 2.0 enabled system with advanced voice recognition for hands-free calling and wireless streaming of audio. USB connectivity has been incorporated into the FUSE system, allowing voice-command of music by Artist, Genre, Playlist, or Album through iPod® devices or USB-enabled thumb drives. A 710-Watt (max.), Rockford-Fosgate® Premium Audio system with SIRIUS® Satellite Radio and an ultrasonic wave sensor equipped security system are also standard on the Mitsubishi Outlander GT. A 40GB HDD navigation system with rear view camera is also available, which for 2010 now includes Real-Time Traffic (RDS) service with no monthly fees.
Standard safety features in all Outlander models include Active Stability Control (ASC), an advanced dual-stage front air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with occupant sensors, standard front seat-mounted side-impact air bags and side curtain air bags with roll-over sensors for the front and second-row seats.
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Motor Trend: Lancer Evolution X FQ-400 2010 MITSUBISHI

MITSUBISHI Lancer Evolution X FQ-400
- The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-400 is the fastest and most extreme version of Mitsubishi's motorsport derived machine. -
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With 403bhp and 387lb.ft of torque on offer from its advanced, lightweight aluminium 2.0-litre turbocharged MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control) petrol engine the FQ-400 is able to reach 62mph from standstill in an estimated 3.8 seconds before reaching an electronically limited 155mph - where permitted...

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The MITSUBISHI Concept-RA offers a unique interpretation of the sporty coupe. This two-seat pure coupe concept explores the transversely mounted, front engine packaging theme. Generous helpings of technology create a vehicle that combines exotic appeal, outstanding, fun-to-drive dynamics and heightened sensitivity for the environment...

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Ahead of its official global unveiling on 4th March at the Geneva Motor Show, Mitsubishi Motors now reveals further images of the Prototype-S - born from the same gene pool as the original 2005 Concept-Sportback.
Jet Fighter Aggression
The prototype remains close to its original inspiration, and closely previews the forthcoming Lancer Sportback.
At the front, it uses a variation of Lancer's trademark "Jet Fighter" grille featuring a full matt black finish, mesh inserts and chrome surround. Other distinguishing features include a Lancer Evolution X style bonnet, Prototype-S specific headlamps and 19" five-spoke alloy wheels.
At the rear, Prototype-S follows the same design theme explored with Concept-Sportback with a very fast lift gate finished by Sportback's trademark colour-keyed roof spoiler. Its elongated rear combination lamps widen the stance of the car as they wrap around the rear wings.
Interior Flair
Inside, Prototype-S displays a very continental flair with its twin-hood meters, the black suede finish of the upper dashboard & door panels and the light brown-coloured leather selected for its upholstery, in a mix of plain, perforated and weaved finish.
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Motor Trend: 2010 HONDA Fit EV Concept

HONDA Fit EV Concept
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The Fit EV Concept is designed to meet the daily driving needs of the average metropolitan commuter and utilizes the same 5-passenger layout found in the popular Fit hatchback. When the Honda Fit EV production model is introduced, it will be powered by a lithium-ion battery and coaxial electric motor.
The high-density motor, derived from the FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicle, delivers excellent efficiency and power while remaining quiet at high speeds. The Honda Fit EV will have a top speed of 90 mph.
The Honda Fit EV will achieve an estimated 100-mile driving range per charge using the US EPA LA4 city cycle (70 miles when applying EPA's adjustment factor). Driving range can be maximized by use of an innovative 3-mode electric drive system, adapted from the 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid. The system allows the driver to select between Econ, Normal, and Sport to instantly and seamlessly change the driving experience to maximize efficiency or improve acceleration. While in Econ mode, practical driving range can increase by as much as 17 percent, compared to driving in Normal mode, and up to 25 percent compared to driving in Sport mode. Acceleration improves significantly when in Sport mode, generating performance similar to a vehicle equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine.
In addition to the 3-mode E-Drive system, the Honda Fit EV will include several interactive coaching systems to assist the driver in maximizing battery range.
A special meter display advises the driver when to shut off air conditioning and other accessories to conserve battery power.
To help the driver manage the electric vehicle ownership experience, the Honda Fit EV will have a standard connectivity system that allows the driver to stay connected through a smartphone and personal computer, or the Honda-exclusive interactive remote, while away from the vehicle. The pocket-friendly, interactive remote provides connectivity to the vehicle without the need for an internet connection or mobile phone signal. Through the connectivity system, drivers will be able to remotely view the vehicle's state of charge, initiate charging and activate the air conditioning, even while connected to the grid, to reduce the drain on the battery at start-up. The mobile application and website also offers the ability to set charging notifications and alerts to optimize utility rates, and provides 24-hour roadside assistance, along with a public charging station locator. The Honda Fit EV will come equipped with a standard Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System™ that includes a public charging-station locator capability.
The Honda Fit EV is designed to be easy and convenient to charge. Battery recharging can be accomplished in less than 12 hours when using a conventional 120-volt outlet, and less than six hours when using a 240-volt outlet.
The Honda Fit EV Concept displayed at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show features an exclusive Deep Clear Blue Pearl exterior color and distinctive five-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with blue inserts. The Concept has unique LED headlights, a chrome front fascia, aerodynamic bumper, clear LED taillights and EV decals. Inside, the Honda Fit EV Concept is outfitted in an eco-friendly gray bio-fabric on the seating surfaces.
Displayed alongside the Honda Fit EV Concept at the show is a prototype Honda charging stand. To begin charging, the driver swipes a card in front of the screen and then connects the charger to the vehicle. The Honda charging stand provides a glimpse at the future of an electric-charging infrastructure that is easy to use and intuitive for consumers.
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Motor Trend: 2009 HONDA Skydeck Concept

HONDA Skydeck Concept
- Honda Skydeck Concept, an innovative 6-seater hybrid MPV. This is still a design study, but is a great example of how Honda's IMA technology can be placed in a range of different cars for different needs. To give the Honda Skydeck Concept the practicality of a conventional MPV, many of the hybrid system components - including the high power battery - are housed in the car's centre tunnel (rather than behind the rear seats or under the floor, as with previous production hybrids). This allows for greater cabin space, and the room for three rows of two seats. It also gives a lower centre of gravity -
2009 HONDA Skydeck Concept

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Motor Trend: 2009 HONDA P-NUT Concept

HONDA P-NUT Concept
- A new generation is discovering the benefits of living in urban centers that provide convenient access to business, entertainment and social opportunities -
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The Honda P-NUT Concept (Personal-Neo Urban Transport) demonstrates a futuristic concept for an ultra-compact and sophisticated city coupe, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Conceived around a small "footprint" for maximum convenience in tight urban settings, the packaging concept integrates a center driving position configuration and a rear powertrain layout. The exterior styling leverages crisp angles with dynamic flowing lines that originate from the front of the vehicle and span outward toward the rear. The end result is a sleek and aggressive exterior that also allows for a spacious and open interior with excellent visibility.
"A new generation is discovering the benefits of living in urban centers that provide convenient access to business, entertainment and social opportunities," said Dave Marek, director of advanced design for Honda R&D Americas, Inc. "The Personal-Neo Urban Transport concept explores the packaging and design potential for a vehicle conceived exclusively around the city lifestyle."
The exterior styling is intended to capture a future direction for premium sophistication while balancing the need for maximum interior space and an aerodynamic appearance. The interior layout, in conjunction with the rear powertrain design, contributes prominently to the exterior's overall shape.
The layout of the interior space, with its center driving position flanked by two rear seats, provides generous legroom for all occupants, roughly the equivalent of a mid-sized sedan in a vehicle that has an exterior footprint similar to a micro car. Interior functionality is increased by rear seating areas that fold up and out of the way to increase storage capacity. The windshield serves as a heads-up display for the navigation system and the back-up camera.
The modular rear engine bay, depicted on the exterior by blue composite material, is designed to accommodate a wide variety of potential propulsion technologies including a conventional small displacement internal combustion engine, a hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain, or a battery-electric powertrain.
"The objective of the exterior and interior designers was to explore the potential for a new type of small-segment-category vehicle that overcomes many of the objections for existing micro-car designs," said Marek. "While the Honda P-NUT Concept introduces function-oriented concepts, it also shows that small cars don't have to compromise on style or amenities."
The Advanced Design Studio of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Los Angeles developed the Honda P-NUT Concept. Honda R&D Americas began its operations in California in 1975 with local market research activities and has steadily grown its capabilities over the past 33 years to include all aspects of new vehicle research, design and development. Recent Honda-brand efforts include trend-setting products such as the Pilot, Ridgeline, Element, Civic Coupe and Civic Si Coupe.
Specifications
Size class: Ultra-compact
Layout: Rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Passengers: 3
Length: 3,400 mm
Width: 1,750 mm
Height: 1,439 mm
Powertrain: Internal-combustion engine, hybrid-electric or battery-electric.

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Motor Trend: 2008 FC Sport Concept

HONDA FC Sport Concept
- The Honda FC Sport Concept emphasizes the design flexibility and potential of Honda's V Flow fuel cell technology - already deployed in the Honda FCX Clarity sedan - and reconfigures it into a lightweight sports car design with an ultra-low center of gravity, powerful electric motor performance and zero-emissions. The design study concept is inspired by supercar levels of performance through low weight and a high-performance, electrically driven fuel cell powertrain. -
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The Honda FC Sport Concept emphasizes the design flexibility and potential of Honda's V Flow fuel cell technology - already deployed in the Honda FCX Clarity sedan - and reconfigures it into a lightweight sports car design with an ultra-low center of gravity, powerful electric motor performance and zero-emissions. The design study concept is inspired by supercar levels of performance through low weight and a high-performance, electrically driven fuel cell powertrain.
"The Honda FC Sport explores how to satisfy automotive performance enthusiasts in a world beyond petroleum," said Dan Bonawitz, vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
"People who love sports cars will still have a reason to love in a hydrogen-powered future."
The high-output Honda fuel cell powertrain and a sleek, aerodynamic body contribute to the vehicle's performance potential. A modular approach to fuel cell component packaging and the electric drivetrain contribute to the FC Sport's low center of gravity with the majority of vehicle mass distributed between the axles, creating the balanced weight distribution sought after in sports cars.
The ideal placement of the Honda V-Flow fuel cell stack and related components demonstrates the benefits of a platform-specific, hydrogen-powered fuel cell powertrain. The Honda FC
Sport Concept is configured to accommodate a custom-formed high-power fuel cell stack, located between the rear seats, and a battery pack placed low in the middle of the vehicle. The electric motor resides just forward of the rear axle. Two fuel storage tanks, visible from above, are located above the rear axle.
The optimal placement of fuel cell components for performance also allows for a relatively large passenger cabin by conventional supercar standards with enough space for three seating positions. The interior layout focuses primarily on the driver with a racecar-like center driving position. The enclosed canopy opens upward from the rear to allow for entry and exit. Two rear passenger seats flank the driver's left and right side.
The sleek, low-profile body is designed to convey a high-technology appearance with sculpting that combines angular shapes in the front of the vehicle that taper into geometric, hex forms in the rear. The rear hex forms house cooling radiators for the fuel cell. Formula 1-style barge boards behind the front wheels enhance high speed aerodynamics and convey the vehicle's racing pedigree. The hydrogen storage tanks, visible from the rear deck, showcase the Honda FC Sport Concept fuel cell technology in much the same way that a "naked bike" motorcycle showcases its engineering technology.
The glacier white body color conveys the FC Sport's clean environmental aspirations while the dark wheels and deeply tinted glass provide a symbolic contrast befitting of the vehicle's unique combination of clean power and high performance. Green construction techniques further contribute to a reduced carbon footprint. An organic, bio-structure theme is carried through to the body construction where exterior panels are intended to use plant-derived bio-plastics.
The Advanced Design Studio of Honda R&D Americas, in Pasadena, California, developed the Honda FC Sport Concept with the primary objective of using existing fuel cell technology as the basis for an ultimate Honda sports car. Designer Jason Wilbur led the design efforts.

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MAZDA 3 i-stop
- The Mazda 3 will be powered by the MZR 2.0L DISI engine with green idle-stop technology - Mazda's unique i-stop system -
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The Mazda stand at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show is greener than ever before. One way Mazda achieved this is to develop unique idle-stop technology that shuts down the engine when stopped in traffic jams and similar situations as a way to reduce fuel consumption.
The Mazda 3 will be powered by the MZR 2.0L DISI engine with green idle-stop technology - Mazda's unique i-stop system. Developed solely by Mazda, it is the world's only idle-stop system that restarts the engine using the remaining energy in the pistons (with a quick help of the starter motor) by injecting fuel directly into the cylinder and igniting it to force the piston down. The benefit of combining a DISI engine with i-stop (originally called SISS: Smart Idle Stop System) is that the system restarts the engine about twice as fast, and quieter, than conventional idle-stop systems.
Combining these two Mazda proprietary technologies and further measures like aerodynamic modifications, help the new Mazda 3 achieve approximately 14 percent lower fuel consumption (combined) than the previous Mazda 3.
When the driver stops the vehicle (red light, traffic jam) the engine stops automatically and sets itself to be ready for a prompt restart. As soon as the driver presses the clutch, the engine initiates the restart procedure automatically. This is a totally neutral operation for the driver...

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Daihatsu is offering customers extra value from its limited-edition Daihatsu Terios Kiri which is being restricted to only 250 cars.
Based on the Terios 1.5 S, the 'Kiri' adds unique metallic green paint, roof rails, special five-spoke 16 x 6 ins alloy wheels with 215/65 R16 tyres, a hard spare wheel cover, leather-covered steering wheel, front fog lamps and special 'Kiri' graphics.
Despite the extra equipment, the Daihatsu Terios Kiri costs just £13,895 on-the-road compared to the £12,995 OTR for the Terios 1.5 S.
Powered by a sprightly 1.5 litre petrol engine, the Terios 'Kiri' returns 40.4 mpg on the Extra Urban Cycle and boasts low emissions of 185 g/km meaning the Road Fund Licence is only £170 per annum.
The award-winning Terios range has a high standard specification which includes air-conditioning, power-steering, ABS with EBD and full-time four-wheel drive with electronic centre diff-lock.
Also standard on the Terios are driver, passenger and side airbags, radio/CD player, four electric windows and even reverse parking sensors.
The Daihatsu Terios was voted a '4x4 Of The Year' winner for the second year running by 4x4 Magazine. It now holds the title of: 'Budget Class Winner - 2008'.
All Daihatsus now come with five years' unlimited mileage warranty plus five years' roadside assistance. The offer runs until the end of the year when it will be reviewed.

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Motor Trend: DAIHATSU Materia

DAIHATSU Materia
- The Daihatsu Materia specification is exceptionally high and includes: power steering, ABS with EBD, driver, passenger and side airbags, air-conditioning, remote central-locking, height-adjustable driver's seat, sliding and reclining split rear seat, alloy, wheels, rear privacy glass, front fog lamps and a radio/CD player with six speakers. -
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Daihatsu Materia mini-MPV went on sale in the UK in July 2008 with prices starting from £10,995 on-the-road offering outstanding interior space and distinctive styling.
In fact, the boxy yet wide and squat design theme with flared wheelarches and minimum overhangs has created a cult-following in Japan - and now the United States - with several manufacturers struggling to keep up with consumer demand.
Key competitors in the UK and Europe are the similar-sized but move conservatively-styled Renault Modus and Vauxhall/Opel Meriva. All are compact and versatile with a high-command driving position that especially appeals to women.
However, the Materia's owners are expected to include style-conscious young families seeking a distinctive yet practical design plus older couples who appreciate the Materia's low running costs, manoeuvrability and easy access thanks to wide-opening and deep doors.
The Daihatsu Materia specification is exceptionally high and includes: power steering, ABS with EBD, driver, passenger and side airbags, air-conditioning, remote central-locking, height-adjustable driver's seat, sliding and reclining split rear seat, alloy, wheels, rear privacy glass, front fog lamps and a radio/CD player with six speakers.
Powered by a lively 103.3 PS 1.5 litre petrol engine, the Daihatsu Materia is both economical at 46.3 mpg on the Extra Urban Cycle (manual) and 45.6 mpg (automatic) and offers a 100-plus mph top speed. This leaves plenty in reserve for comfortable long-distance motorway travel...

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Its roomy, four-door, five-seat body succeeds in being compact yet practical, avoiding the bulk, high fuel consumption and negative image of some 4x4s.
Designed to appeal to young families and older people seeking the traditional 4x4 qualities of visibility, bad-weather traction and versatility, the Daihatsu Terios also offers small car running costs and manoeuvrability...

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Sports-car lovers will be treated to a tantalising glimpse of Toyota's future with the unveiling of the Toyota FT-86G Sports Concept at the 2010 Australian International Motor Show.
The dramatic show car previews a rear-wheel-drive sports coupe that is destined to add appeal and excitement to the Toyota brand post 2012.
As the concept car illustrates, the production model is the spiritual successor to Toyota's sports-car heritage that features names such as Supra and MR2.
Its named is derived from the AE-86 Corolla - a small, light-weight, rear-wheel drive coupe from the 1980s that has achieved cult status.
Toyota's aim is to bring a new level of excitement to Toyota showrooms and customers, connecting with younger drivers and promoting the fun of sports-car driving.
The Toyota FT-86G is the second concept revealed by Toyota in the past year that points to a next-generation production sports coupe.
It has gained tweaks to performance and styling that make it sleeker and more aggressive than the Toyota FT-86 concept shown at 2009 Tokyo Motor Show.
The "G" suffix signifies a sports conversion that has stretched the original by 30mm, widened it by 20mm and lowered it by 30mm (4190mm × 1780mm × 1230mm).
Sharper looks come from a totally redesigned front end that incorporates a larger air intake with visible intercooler, as well as a vented bonnet.
At the rear, a large carbon-fibre wing, diffuser and oversized twin exhausts contribute to the edgier styling.
The Toyota FT-86G Sports Concept sits on low-profile Bridgestone 19-inch rubber - 245/40 at the front and 275/35 at the rear, while Recaro sports seats complete the "G" conversion of the dynamic four-seater.
The concept retains classic sports-car underpinnings with a front-mounted 2.0-litre engine - now boosted with a turbo - driving the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.
Toyota's plan to return to the sports-car market is in response to the edict by global president Akio Toyoda for the company to re-connect with younger buyers by producing fun-to-drive models.
"It is often said that young people today have drifted away from cars, but I feel it may not be the customers who have drifted from cars but us, the manufacturers," Mr Toyoda said. "I believe it is the mission of auto makers to provide the fundamental excitement of automobiles to customers, regardless of the era."
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Motor Trend: TOYOTA RAV4 EV Concept car photos 2010, accident lawyers info

TOYOTA RAV4 EV Concept
2010 TOYOTA RAV4 EV Concept

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Toyota U.S.A., Inc. debuted the second-generation Toyota RAV4 EV Concept at a news conference at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. A total of 35 vehicles will be built for a demonstration and evaluation program through 2011, aiming at market arrival of a fully-engineered vehicle in 2012. The fully-engineered vehicle will have a target range of 100 miles in actual road driving patterns, in a wide range of climates and conditions...

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The engineers and designers at Lexus continue to use their groundbreaking LF-A premium sports car concept as a medium for expressing their ideas about what a high-performance sporting vehicle not only can be, but should be. In this latest expression of the LF-A, they have removed the car's top to create a high-performance roadster.
The LF-A Roadster is based on the sturdy yet lightweight carbon-fiber and aluminum body used for the LF-A coupe, which helps maintain the structure's strength and rigidity even without a top.
Like its coupe counterpart, the LF-A Roadster is powered by a high-revving V10 engine that approaches 5.0 liters in displacement. The V10, capable of more than 500 horsepower and test-track speeds greater than 200 mph, is mounted in front of the passenger compartment but behind the front-axle centerline in what the LF-A's engineers refer to as a "front-mid" configuration.
The engine is connected via a torque tube and propeller shaft to a transaxle that is controlled by paddle shifters. The torque tube is a structural member that adds rigidity to the drivetrain and chassis while also reducing vibration.
Styling is rooted in the Lexus L-Finesse design philosophy, conferring the LF-A Roadster's front end with a compact, low-profile, aerodynamic shape. Like its coupe counterpart, the LF-A Roadster stands just 48 inches tall, but the Roadster configuration adds a speed adaptive rear wing.
The rear is marked by a pair of wrap-around, arrowhead-shaped taillights that bracket a pair of large grilles. These grilles vent the heated air from the car's two rear-mounted radiators into the LF-A Roadster's aerodynamic wake. The radiators are fed cool air by two large intake ducts mounted just above the rear wheel wells. This aft radiator positioning not only allowed the designers to keep the car's front profile low and tight but also aided the LF-A's chassis engineers in their search for optimal weight distribution.

Helping to provide balance and scale to the design, which features an overall length of 175.6 inches and a wheelbase of 102.6 inches, are high-performance tires on turbine-styled alloy wheels. The front tires are 265/35R20s, while the rears are 305/30R20s. Like the LF-A coupe, the brakes consist of 14.2-inch cross-drilled, vented discs up front, and 13.6-inch cross-drilled, vented discs at the rear. The front brake calipers are six-piston units and the rear calipers use four pistons each.

An "F" logo, located on each front fender of the Roadster, indicates the vehicle's status as a part of the new "F" marque. The name is derived from the original "F" designation for the first Lexus LS prototype. That vehicle was internally coded "Circle-F," with the "F" standing for "flagship." The Circle-F designation further evolved into the code name Flagship One, or F1, and the first F1 concept developed into Lexus' first vehicle, the LS. Since then, the "F" code has come to signify a special vehicle program within Lexus that falls outside the normal engineering and development process. In addition, Fuji Speedway is the IS F's home circuit, and the shape of the F-logo was inspired by many of the track's turns. The all-new Lexus IS F sport sedan is the first production vehicle to carry the F marque.

Helping to provide balance and scale to the design, which features an overall length of 175.6 inches and a wheelbase of 102.6 inches, are high-performance tires on turbine-styled alloy wheels. The front tires are 265/35R20s, while the rears are 305/30R20s. Like the LF-A coupe, the brakes consist of 14.2-inch cross-drilled, vented discs up front, and 13.6-inch cross-drilled, vented discs at the rear. The front brake calipers are six-piston units and the rear calipers use four pistons each.
An "F" logo, located on each front fender of the Roadster, indicates the vehicle's status as a part of the new "F" marque. The name is derived from the original "F" designation for the first Lexus LS prototype. That vehicle was internally coded "Circle-F," with the "F" standing for "flagship." The Circle-F designation further evolved into the code name Flagship One, or F1, and the first F1 concept developed into Lexus' first vehicle, the LS. Since then, the "F" code has come to signify a special vehicle program within Lexus that falls outside the normal engineering and development process. In addition, Fuji Speedway is the IS F's home circuit, and the shape of the F-logo was inspired by many of the track's turns. The all-new Lexus IS F sport sedan is the first production vehicle to carry the F marque.
Lexus LF-A Roadster Concept Preliminary Specifications
= Body Type: Two seat roadster
= Powertrain
. - Type: Front-mid-engine, rear-mid-transaxle
. - Engine: V10 (under 5.0-liters)
. - Transmission: SMT (sequential manual transmission)
. - Horsepower: More than 500
. - Top Speed: More than 200 mph
= Tire Size
. - Front: 265/35R20
. - Rear: 305/30R20
= Dimensions (inches)
. - Overall Length: 175.6
. - Overall Width: 74.6
. - Overall Height: 48.0
. - Wheelbase: 102.6


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Motor Trend: 2011 ACURA TSX Sport Wagon

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The all-new 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon made its world debut at the 2010 New York International Auto Show. The Acura TSX Sport Wagon offers a smart solution to modern utility needs with its balanced and efficient driving performance coupled with bold styling and versatile cargo capabilities.
"The Acura TSX Sport Wagon represents a smart choice for those seeking a vehicle with utility," said John Mendel, executive vice president, sales. "It's practical, fun to drive, luxurious and technically advanced, all while achieving an outstanding estimated highway fuel economy rating of 30 miles per gallon."
The Acura TSX Sport Wagon delivers flexible utility and generous interior space- perfect for those with a growing family or an active lifestyle. The Acura TSX Sport Wagon boasts an innovative and highly functional rear cargo space that includes a removable side panel to accommodate wider items such as golf clubs and integrated under-floor bins for hidden storage. Along with this sizeable cargo space, the Acura TSX Sport Wagon features a comfortable and spacious cabin with seating for up to five adults.
The Acura TSX Sport Wagon's practical utility is cleverly masked behind crisp lines and a sleek, European-inspired exterior. Bold wheel arches frame the 17-inch, 5-spoke aluminum wheels, giving the Sport Wagon an aggressive stance. The chiseled, muscular body and sloping roofline emphasize its performance capabilities while making it more aerodynamic.
Powering the Acura TSX Sport Wagon is a 2.4-liter, DOHC i-VTEC®, inline four-cylinder engine paired with a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission fit with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters. The Acura TSX Sport Wagon delivers brisk performance while achieving an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway. Drawing from its sports sedan roots, the Acura TSX Sport Wagon features agile handling and quick off the line acceleration, allowing it to easily tackle a twisty mountain road or swiftly navigate through city streets.
To enhance the driving experience, the Acura TSX Sport Wagon features the latest in advanced technologies including an available hard disk drive-based Acura Navigation System™ with an all-new 8-inch full VGA high-resolution color display and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather™ featuring radar image mapping. For the audiophile, the Acura TSX Sport Wagon will be available with an Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio System and a hard disk drive (HDD) for media storage. Additionally, the Acura TSX Sport Wagon is equipped with an impressive list of standard features, including a power glass moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, a premium sound system, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, and USB port and AUX jack music interface. Like all Acura vehicles, the Acura TSX Sport Wagon will come with a comprehensive list of standard safety features, including Acura's acclaimed Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure.
The 2011 TSX Sport Wagon will be an entry luxury utility offering when it arrives at Acura dealerships in the late fall of 2010. The Sport Wagon will join the Acura TSX lineup, which already includes the popular 4-cylinder and sporty V6 powered sports sedans.

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Motor Trend: Impreza STI Cosworth CS400 2011 SUBARU photos, car insurance

SUBARU Impreza STI Cosworth CS400
- The new Subaru Impreza STI Cosworth CS400 is the result of one of the most eagerly anticipated automotive collaborations in recent times. The first genuine Cosworth-developed road car since 1996, the latest limited edition Impreza offers performance-car fans the thrill of a lifetime combined with exclusivity - production will be restricted to 75 cars -
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Subaru exhibit at the 62nd International Motor Show (IAA), which will be held in Frankfurt am Main from September 15 through 23, 2007, will feature a new Subaru WRC Concept along side three new models soon to be introduced in many European countries. The Concept Car, based on the new Impreza, conjures up images of future styling trends for a world rally car.
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Motor Trend: 2007 SUZUKI Kizashi Concept photos | accident lawyers info

SUZUKI Kizashi Concept Car
- Suzuki Kizashi Concept gives a glimpse of the direction Suzuki will be taking in the third phase of their world strategy -
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Suzuki Kizashi Concept gives a glimpse of the direction Suzuki will be taking in the third phase of their world strategy.
Although Suzuki is known for excellence in compact cars and full-fledged four-wheel-drive sport utility vehicles, we're now getting ready to expand into full-size passenger cars, and the Suzuki Kizashi Concept highlights this exciting new initiative. In the Suzuki Kizashi Concept, strength and flexibility are combined in a way that makes the car an impressive status symbol for its owner; a car that never fails to stir the spirit.
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Motor Trend: 2007 SUZUKI Kizashi 2 Concept Car

SUZUKI Kizashi 2 Concept Car
- Conceived for energetic people in activities ranging from business to leisure, the Kizashi 2 Concept has an emotionally appealing shape that reflects a dual focus on status and vitality in a way that generates excitement about its performance and heightens the pleasure of ownership -
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After wowing the car world with the Concept Kizashi at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, Suzuki had unveiled the Kizashi 2 Concept at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, a crossover sports wagon whose design conveys the dynamism of a top athlete and inspires a powerful sense of excitement.
Conceived for energetic people in activities ranging from business to leisure, the Kizashi 2 Concept has an emotionally appealing shape that reflects a dual focus on status and vitality in a way that generates excitement about its performance and heightens the pleasure of ownership.
Under the bonnet of the Kizashi 2 Concept, a 3.6L V6 engine-the highest-displacement engine ever used by Suzuki-is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission for powerful-feeling acceleration and class-eclipsing performance during high-speed cruising. For superior environmental performance, Suzuki is pursuing solutions such as hybrid technologies.
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Motor Trend: 2005 SUZUKI Swift MK4 Rally Car photos | Auto Insurance info

SUZUKI Swift MK4 Rally Car
- Standard equipment include leather steering wheel, dual air-bag, ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), front disk brake with rear drum brake, sliding storage under passenger seat, single CD player -
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A redesigned Swift was announced at the Paris Auto Salon in September 2004. This Swift is intended to compete in the European B segment with the likes of Peugeot 206, Opel Corsa and the Fiat Punto. Available with 1.3 and 1.5 L engines, the new Swift is Suzuki's new "global car", to be produced in Hungary, India, Japan and by Chang'an in China. 3- and 5-door bodies are available.
The the new model is the first of its kind during which a Suzuki employed Indian engineers to design a car that would compete in the global market. The design of the new Swift was previewed on the Concept S and Concept S2 concept cars at auto shows, in the years leading up to its launch. It's proportions & essential shape are unmistakely like the BMW MINI, due to the blacked-out A-pillars and bumper-car stance. The exterior shape is described by some as "1.5 box".
Despite Suzuki's long-standing relationship with General Motors (which itself had prompted the development of the very first Swift), the new Swift is entirely Suzuki, and not based on the GM Gamma platform. The prestigious British Autocar magazine gave the new Swift a favourable 4/5 stars in road test, badging it a "thoroughly impressive all-rounder". Mk4 Swift has received a 4 stars out of 5 rating in the EURO NCAP crash tests.
Standard equipment include leather steering wheel, dual air-bag, ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), front disk brake with rear drum brake, sliding storage under passenger seat, single CD player.
Since its global launch in 2005, Mkq4 Swift recorded above forecast sales. In Japan, sales figure doubled forecast. Mk4 Swift enjoyed healthy sales in India where a substantial percentage of the car is built with locally made components. Rapid sales of the new Swift model contributed to the 64% rise in Q1 profits for the Maruti corporation. Waiting period in India for the car is at least 3 months.
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Motor Trend: ACURA TSX V6 2010

ACURA TSX V6, photos, wallpapers
- The Acura TSX V6 model will be generously equipped with the latest advancements in safety technology and is anticipated to achieve the highest ratings in both government (NHTSA) and independent (IIHS) crash testing - including garnering IIHS's TOP SAFETY PICK. -
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Acura debuted the all-new Acura TSX V6 sports sedan at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show. Scheduled to go on sale this summer, the 2010 Acura TSX V6 will be equipped with a powerful 3.5-liter engine, exclusive suspension tuning, larger diameter wheels and additional enhancements.
"The automotive market may be slowing down, but not Acura," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "With improved acceleration and handling, the new 280 horsepower V6 adds even more sport to the already sporty nature of the popular Acura TSX sports sedan."
Since its redesign last year, the TSX has shattered sales records to become one of Acura's best-selling sedans. As the entry point to the Acura brand, the four-cylinder TSX has won over customers with its nimble handling, agile driving feel and balanced performance. The V6 model adds a new level of power on top of these winning traits for a more sporty and spirited driving experience. The V6 will surely satisfy driving enthusiast's appetite for a fun-to-drive, yet refined sports sedan.
With the introduction of a V6 powered Acura TSX, Acura will fill a niche in its lineup between the four-cylinder TSX and the all-new TL performance luxury sedan. With the TL moving more upscale following its redesign in the 2009 model year, the Acura TSX V6 will be aimed squarely at youthful buyers who want a performance-oriented sports sedan in a more personal size.
Powertrain
A new Acura TSX powertrain choice means performance luxury buyers can enjoy a 280 horsepower 3.5L V6, with sophisticated VTEC® valvetrain control and a dual-stage induction system. For maximum performance and efficiency, the engine will be coupled to Acura's Sequential SportShift automatic transmission, with intelligent features such as Grade Logic Control and Shift Hold Control. If the driver desires, the Sequential SportShift transmission can also be operated manually, via steering-wheel mounted F1®-style paddle shifters.
Body/Chassis
The new Acura TSX model will feature a state-of-the-art, double-wishbone front and multilink rear suspension system to provide excellent ride, handling and control. To generate sportier handling, the V6 model will also use exclusive suspension tuning along with 18-inch split five-spoke aluminum wheels, fit with Michelin Pilot all-season tires. The larger wheels and tires will help distinguish this performance- minded TSX, as does the slightly revised front fascia and a V6 badge on the trunk.
The Acura TSX V6 model will be generously equipped with the latest advancements in safety technology and is anticipated to achieve the highest ratings in both government (NHTSA) and independent (IIHS) crash testing - including garnering IIHS's TOP SAFETY PICK.
Interior
Like all Acura models, the new TSX will feature an exceptional level of standard equipment, including leather-appointed interior, power moonroof, automatic climate control, a premium seven-speaker sound system with CD, AM/FM tuner, XM® Satellite Radio, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® , USB port and AUX jack music interface and more.
Similar to the four-cylinder TSX, the V6 model will be available with the optional Technology Package that includes the Acuralink™ satellite navigation system with rear-view camera and the Acura/ELS Surround® premium audio system for a top-in-class audio experience.
The introduction of the Acura TSX V6 at the Chicago Auto Show is the first step in a series of major advancements to the 2010 Acura lineup. Almost every Acura sedan and SUV will receive significant enhancements for the 2010 model year.

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Joe Flacco Named Super Bowl MVP and Wins a 2014 Corvette Stingray

Joe Flacco won a whole lot more than just a Super Bowl championship after leading the Baltimore Ravens to their second title in team history. Chevy was the official sponsor of the Super Bowl XLVII MVP Award and presented Flacco with the keys to a 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray.
The bright red 2014 Corvette C7 appeared on the field at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans after the game, and while many sports fans overlooked the new Chevrolet sports car, it caught the eye of many auto enthusiasts who were at the big game. And Flacco is about to receive a lot more than the new Corvette after taking home the world title and MVP honors.
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It is also the most capable standard model ever - able to accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip.
Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco will receive his 2014 Corvette Stingray once production starts. Of course, his will be the second unit, with the first promised to Rick Hendrick, the current owner of the American NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports, who paid $1.1 million for the privilege at a Barrett Jackson auction recently.

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Super Bowl XLVII MVP Takes Home Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Presented by local Chevrolet dealer who rebounded after Hurricane Katrina
NEW ORLEANS – The honor of awarding the Super Bowl XLVII MVP Award was given to Rick Flick of New Orleans’ Banner Chevrolet, who knows a thing or two about comebacks. Banner Chevrolet, a part of Flick’s family for 40 years, was wiped out by Hurricane Katrina and was the first business to reopen in New Orleans East after the devastating 2005 storm. On behalf of Chevrolet, the official sponsor of the Super Bowl XLVII MVP Award, Flick presented quarterback Joe Flacco with a 2014 Corvette Stingray on Monday in recognition of his effort in leading the Baltimore Ravens’ to a 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.
“Banner Chevrolet and the entire city of New Orleans have been through so much since the storm, we felt this was a small gesture to bring the comeback story full circle,” said Alan Batey, GM vice president of U.S. Sales, Service and Marketing. “With the Super Bowl in his backyard, we couldn’t think of a better guy to have the honor of awarding the MVP with his Corvette Stingray.”
Banner Chevrolet was of the largest losses ever recorded for a dealership in the United States and recently completed a massive multimillion-dollar renovation with state-of-the-art technology. Banner is the only Chevrolet dealer in Orleans Parrish.
“We lost our entire inventory of 650 new Chevrolets and 120 pre-owned vehicles during Katrina,” Flick said. “I’m happy we are still a vital part of this community today and I can be here to represent the people of Chevrolet and its dealerships as we celebrate the Super Bowl MVP.”
The Super Bowl MVP receives the Pete Rozelle Trophy, a silver trophy made by Tiffany & Co., and the Corvette Stingray.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It is also the most capable standard model ever, able to accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip. It is expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model.

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Chinese Volvo Cars

Sedan Volvo

Chinese automobile holding Zhejiang Geely Holdings which more recently became the owner of Swedish company Volvo, plans to make by 2011 to 300,000 cars of the Swedish mark a year.

Arrogant Chinese plans

Such results it is planned to achieve within the limits of the plan of improvement of an unprofitable brand. We will notice, that on sale Volvo the branch department of Chinese holding Geely Automobile and concern Ford plan to finish definitive end of the transaction in May of current year.

About Zhejiang Geely Holdings

Under not confirmed information, 51% of actives Volvo it will be sold for 1,5-2 billion dollars. We will remind, that in 2009 corporation Geely has made 321,000 cars, that on 45% more than year before. Thus, purchase Volvo will allow Geely more than twice to increase the capacity. In plans Geely by 2015 to sell to 2 million cars a year.

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The European car industry was sharply accelerated

European car industry

According to tentative estimation JD Power Automotive, in December in Europe 1,120,091 car has been made. For comparison: in December, 2008 manufacture was reduced about 1,305,649 units (December, 2007) to 837,819 units, decrease has made 35,8%.

The European governmental stimulation

The gain is in many respects caused by action of programs of stimulation of sales financed by the European governments that has led to increase of demand in the basic markets of Europe. Besides, a little panic reduction of drains undertaken by leading motor-car manufacturers, «by inertia» has led to reduction of the commodity stocks, which companies have started to fill up now to the necessary level.

Autoconcern Renault and Romanian affiliated company Dacia became the champion in December. Good results also have shown Peugeot, Citroen and Lamborghini. According to JD Power, these motor-car manufacturers have increased manufacture in percentage by three-value figures.

The huge gain has given Dacia updated Logan, and also an exit on the market of model Sandero. As a result the ex-Romanian brand in December has increased manufacture of inexpensive cars by 487% — to 26,851 units. And here Opel, Chevrolet, Saab and Honda last month 2009 have received release falling for 19 or more percent.

Volkswagen — the European automobile leader

For 12 months the manufacture total amount has decreased for 17,7% and has made 15,251,224 units. These data include factories in Western and the Eastern Europe, and also in Russia and to Turkey. Last year in comparison with 2008 considerably increase manufacture could Renault, Dacia, Jaguar and Land Rover. Thus release of the British off-road cars has grown at once for 20,6% — to 107,910 units. Concern Volkswagen became the unconditional leader of annual manufacture — in the sum in 2009 3,346,223 cars have been made.

A number of brands have become successful on separate models. For example, at Mercedes release E-class and fantastic jump — almost three times has grown, has shown crossover GLK.

In total for a year in Europe 15,251,254 cars, that on 17,7% more low, than year before (18,520,697 units) have been made. However December acceleration can be the proof of that the worst times for the European motor-car manufacturers already behind.

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Company Renault has presented a compact roadster

Renault Wind

Company Renault has extended the first official information on the new model — the open double car Wind constructed on the basis of hatchback Twingo. The world premiere of the new car will take place in the beginning of next month on the international motor show in Geneva.

Compact car Renault Wind

The dimensional length of compact roadster Renault Wind makes 3830 mm, that on 230 mm more than at hatchback Twingo. The novelty is equipped by a metal roof which rises from a compartment in a back part of a body for 12 sec.

Roadster Renault Wind

Thanks to the original mechanism the volume of a luggage carrier of the car at the combined or lifted top remains invariable — 270 litres (on 40 litres more than at Twingo). We will notice, that the similar system of developing top was used on supercar Ferrari 575 Superamerica.

Compact roadster Renault Wind

Roadster Renault Wind

Opened Renault Wind it will be offered in Europe with two petrol engines in volume of 1,2 and 1,6 litres, developing 100 and 133HP accordingly. As specifies British magazine Autocar, despite not the most powerful engines in scale, the French company positions Wind as "sports model", thus working out of "charged" versions Renaultsport and Gordini is not planned yet.

It is expected, that to dealers in Europe the novelty will arrive in June of this year. In the Great Britain the prices for the car will begin from 17,000 pounds sterling.

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Audi Sportback

Audi Sportback

Road tests of test prototype Audi A7 carry out in Norway, far away from curious eyes, however and in vicinities of Oslo of the paparazzi do not give rest to testers of the new car which as it was found out, run in not only the model.

Audi Sportback Concept

Cars BMW of 7-Series participated in winter test drive along with two copies Audi A7 and Mercedes E-class. Probably, thus engineers Audi try to compare the technological advantages to innovations of competitors.

Four-seater sedan Audi A7, according to all available information, will receive wide scale of engines, including the petrol 3-l motor power of 225HP and diesel engine V8 with the twisting moment of an order of 800Nm. It is supposed to equip the car with several kinds of transmissions — a six-step mechanical transmission, an eight-high-speed automatic transmission and a seven-step transmission with two couplings.

Sedan Audi A7 will present in Geneva

Audi A7, whose design will be as much as possible approached to concept car Sportback Concept which has been shown for the first time in January of last year in Detroit, model Debut, possibly will go on sale in the summer under the price about $80,000, will take place on a forthcoming motor show in Geneva which will begin the work in the beginning of next month.

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BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept

BMW Vision

The next three years company BMW plans to start in a batch production conceptual sportcar Vision EfficientDynamics which has been presented for the first time on a motor show in Frankfurt by autumn of last year.

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept

As informs edition Inside Line referring to own source, now a brand management solves, what circulation to make the given car. At present in BMW count the maximum volume of manufacture at a rate of 5-10,000 cars.

According to source Inside Line, the power-plant of a prototype and a car lump in 1360 kgs remain invariable and in serial to a sport penalty. In company BMW also have noticed, that tests of first running prototypes Vision EfficientDynamics will begin this summer in the south of France.

Concept car BMW Vision

Conceptual sportcar with the landing formula 2+2 it is constructed on the aluminium chassis and it is equipped by a 356-strong hybrid power-plant consisting from 1,5-l of a turbodiesel by power of 163HP, two electromotors (on one on each axis) and the robotised transmission with two couplings. From 0 to 100 km/h the prototype is capable to be dispersed for 4,8 sec. The maximum speed of the car is limited by electronics on a mark of 250 km/h.

Diesel engine BMW Vision EfficientDynamics is put into operation only when the charge reaches lithium-polymeric of accumulators of a minimum level. Batteries from the usual house electrosocket (220 volt) can be charged for 2,5 hours.

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Hatchback Peugeot 207 for the champion

Peugeot 207

Company Peugeot has presented the special updating of a hatchback 207 made in honour of the pilot of the French command of Kris Meeke, become in last year the champion of rally IRC.

Limited version Peugeot 207 S16

The car which has received in the name additional index S16, will make in the limited circulation in 250 copies. The novelty has received the aerodynamic weather-cloth of a body including a forward and back spoiler, overlays on body thresholds, and a back bumper which is only imitation.

Also special version Peugeot 207 will include stickers on a body, 17-inch wheel disks, a mesh air inlet in the forward bumper, the blacked out glasses and the special tablet in salon with the engraved autograph of the race driver.

Technical characteristics of special version Peugeot 207

The technical stuffing of the special version of a hatchback 207 will not undergo to any modernisation. The car will be offered with the 1,6-l petrol engine power of 120HP. According to Peugeot, with 0 to 100 km/h the car is dispersed for 10,7 sec. The maximum speed — 201 km/h.

The novelty will be on sale only in the Great Britain. Cost of special version Peugeot 207 — 14,695 pounds sterling.

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Toyota i-Road Concept

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Toyota has revealed its Toyota i-Road Concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
According to Toyota, the Apple-esque named concept is a “compact, fun and emissions-free personal mobility concept, designed to offer quick and efficient urban transport for two people.”
The i-Road has a good chance of becoming a production car, under a different shape and name, which might go against the VW Up! and its Czech and Spanish brothers.

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2013 Renault Kangoo

Renault has announced the new facelifted version of Kangoo Van. Brand new to the car body of Kangoo Express 2013 includes front, a new bumper, wider and with the “logo” Renault, larger and vertical and at the rear the shape of groups are Optical.
The revised Kangoo has a bolder front-end, with new light clusters and a different grille design but the improvements should also mean lower running costs for fleet operators.
The Renault Kangoo Van ZE features the logo behind the socket of the charger, the batteries need 6 to 9 hours to charge fully through simple household outlet. And also get the pedestrian alert sound system, which operates at speeds up to 30 km/h.
There are also further changes in the shape of the door mirrors. Worth noting is the unusual configuration with three front seats, an option not available for Kangoo ZE Maxi Maxi ZE of 5 seats. Inside the side panels and door panels have changed while maintaining the ability to completely break down the rear seats and provide maximum load capacity.

Press Release
  • The New Year sees Renault, Europe’s number one van manufacturer; renew its compact van line-up (Kangoo Van was the best-selling model in its class in 2012, with a market share of 17.4 per cent). Significant changes have been made to Kangoo Van, which now features Renault’s new styling identity, following the introduction of a new front bumper. In the cabin, the dashboard has been revised in order to heighten the impression of quality.
  • Kangoo Van Z.E. is even more clearly identifiable as an electric vehicle. Europe’s leading electric van comes with a new specific front bumper which incorporates the flap for the battery charger behind the bigger, blue-tinted, more vertically-positioned logo.
  • The new Kangoo line-up features best-in- class engines for fuel efficiency. The dCi 75 and dCi 90 diesel engines are available with Stop&Start.
  • New equipment includes ESC with Hill Start Assist and Grip Xtend, plus, the connected in-dash Renault R-Link multimedia system.
  • Renault’s range of small vans is made exclusively at the firm’s MCA de Maubeuge plant in France.

Since its launch in 2008, the second-generation Kangoo Van has already found favour with more than 400,000 business customers. Renault’s compact van, which tops the European market, returns in strength this year with the release of a brand new Phase 2 version which covers the entire range, from Kangoo Van, and Kangoo Maxi, to Kangoo Van Z.E. and Kangoo Maxi Z.E.
The changes are immediately apparent, including the introduction of a new front end which incorporates the styling cues of Renault’s new design language, with a more prominent, vertically positioned logo. The new design highlights its robustness and modernity.
New door mirrors and headlights blend more harmoniously with the vehicle’s overall lines and the cabin, too, benefits from a new design in the form of a superior quality centre console and new steering wheel.
New Kangoo Van range
The Kangoo Van range offers two wheelbase lengths, three versions of the popular 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine (75, 90 and 110hp) and a choice of two- or five-seat versions of the Kangoo Maxi. The five seat “Crew” version features a rear seat that can be tipped forward to accommodate particularly long loads.
Class-leading fuel consumption
The latest Kangoo line-up builds on the strengths of its predecessor, especially when it comes it fuel-efficiency. The line-up includes a choice of responsive, yet economical powerplants, two of which return the lowest fuel consumption in their segment. The dCi 75 Stop&Start and dCi 90 Stop&Start engines boast NEDC combined-cycle fuel consumption of just 4.3 litres/100km or 65.7mpg (equivalent to 112g/km of CO2).
To help drivers reduce their fuel consumption further still, the latest-generation engines available for Kangoo come with a gear shift indicator as standard equipment, as well as an ECO mode that can achieve fuel savings of up to 10 per cent by acting on engine torque, the gear shift indications and accelerator pedal mapping.
The result is lower running costs and TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) savings, two fundamental considerations for business owners. Costs have been further reduced by longer engine servicing intervals for core versions (every two years or 25,000 miles, instead of every two years or 18,600 miles previously).
An impression of quality that expresses New Kangoo’s inherent robustness
During the development of New Kangoo Van, significant attention was paid to improving the impression of quality. A thorough review process lasting several months was implemented with a view to identifying those areas which permit the van’s strength to be instantly recognisable. The areas to benefit from attention include:
  • Spot weld finishes,
  • Crimping quality of door panels (cleaner, more consistent finish),
  • Precision in the application of body sealants,
  • Enhanced acoustics (sound proofing, aerodynamics, engines).

Innovative equipment: Renault R-Link, ESC with Hill Start Assist and Grip Xtend
New Kangoo Van benefits from a connected multimedia system thanks to the introduction of R-Link (optional, or standard equipment for ‘Sport’ versions). This system incorporates the in-dash TomTom® LIVE navigation previously available for Phase 1 Kangoo, plus numerous new functions, such as advance warning of hazardous zones and the ability to download applications like the reading out of e-mails. The range of radios has evolved, too, with a choice of three solutions. All radios come with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, while the next level up is equipped with a CD player. The premium radio integrates with the Renault R-Link system.
Also available is new-generation ESC combined with Hill Start Assist, plus Grip for improved traction in difficult conditions. It goes without saying that New Kangoo Van continues to be available with the many innovations that have forged its reputation, including the sliding rear roof flap.
New Kangoo: made exclusively at Renault’s Maubeuge plant
All New Kangoos will be made exclusively at Renault’s MCA de Maubeuge facilities in France. This factory is notably acclaimed for its ability to cover a wide range of vehicles and options (63 versions of Kangoo[1], 21 engines/motors, the Mercedes Citan, 200 colours), as well as for its uncompromising quality inspection procedures. The factory has made more than 4.9 million vehicles since 1971, including almost three million small vans and ludospace derivatives.
The Maubeuge plant also houses a Renault Tech facility. Kangoo Vans can consequently be converted on site as they come off the line, allowing business customers to take delivery of quality, tailor-built vehicles directly.
A more assertive ‘electric’ look for Kangoo Van Z.E., Europe’s number one compact electric van
Like the whole Kangoo Van range, New Kangoo Van Z.E. comes with a new front end which features the brand’s latest styling identity. The differences between the electric and internal combustion-engined versions have been accentuated. New Kangoo Van Z.E. comes with a blue-tinted logo, for instance, and blue rear light trim extensions, as well as new black headlight masks.
The socket for New Kangoo Van Z.E.’s battery charger is now located behind the logo, at the front. By plugging in the cable provided, owners can benefit from a complete charge in between six and nine hours using a Wall Box at their home or at a roadside charging station.
Another specific feature is the Z.E. Voice function which emits a sound to warn pedestrians of the vehicle’s approach. This system is activated at speeds of between 1 and 19mph (no sound at a standstill). Meanwhile, in order to benefit from off-peak electricity rates, owners can programme the charging of New Kangoo Van Z.E.’s battery remotely using their computer or smartphone thanks to the ‘My Z.E. inter@ctive’ pack.
Unanimously acclaimed by the media, New Kangoo Van Z.E. has secured a long list of awards – including “International Van of the Year 2011”. It has also been endorsed by its early customers who have been swift to praise its driveability and battery charging capacity. The model stands out as Europe’s best-selling electric LCV with almost 7,000 vehicles sold to date, including 4,000 in France.

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Instruction for buyers of car parts

Body kit for muscle car

Car fans may be in a position to get the details of new car accessories from various web sites. There are very many web sites that offer comprehensive information to consumers of the car accessories. One may also find new car accessories from auctions that take place online (eBay, or other). Internet sellers can also offer new accessories at lower prices since their overheads are essentially less.

Only original car accessories

Once the car accessories have been selected, one can shop around and compare the various price offers. Due to special demands for these types of things, one will find many shops offering the unique parts. Before buying at Internet market, ensure that you gain a full information regarding the car accessory since one may come across unfair sellers who claim to have the most original car accessories and charge exorbitantly for them.

HID Kits

Find out the add-ons to the accessories being bought by inquiring from persons who have purchased the parts to avoid buying other accessories that may not necessarily be part of the main accessory that is required.

Trust only to authoritative dealers!

The accessory should be inspected properly to ensure that it is as ordered. This will guarantee from sellers who require one to sign on the receipt waving their right to return such parts in case they are faulty or non-standard. For people purchasing in online store this option of returning faulty parts may not be available. Such purchases therefore should only be from a dealer who is really reputable.

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2013 Peugeot 208 GTi pricing

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Peugeot has announced pricing for 2013 Peugeot 208 GTI. which goes on sale across the UK in March priced from 18,895 GBP.
Peugeot finally revealed the 208 GTi – the car they hope will add the same sort of gloss to the new 208 range as the 205 GTi did back in the day – at the Paris Motor Show in September last year, and with order books soon to be open they’ve now given the 208 GTi a price.
The Peugeot 208 GTI will get standard items such as the parking sensors, the digital radio, the LED lights and the 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside it gets leather & cloth upholstery, aluminum pedals and gear knob, sport seats, rear parking sensors and DAB radio.
The model gets a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine with 200bhp and 288NM of torque, which is 20bhp more than the Ford but 15Nm of torque less than the Fiesta produces on overboost. The 208 GTi will reach 62mph in 6.8 seconds and CO2 output is 139g/km.

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Subaru BRZ RA Racing announced in Japan

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Subaru has unveil the BRZ RA Racing for the Japanese market. The BRZ RA Racing is caged, has a race harness for the driver, and features dedicated brake ducts, an oil cooler, tow hooks, and simple 16-inch steelies.
Power is provided by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine which likely produces 200 HP (147 kW) and 205 Nm (151 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission.
Inside the car is a newly added six-point roll cage with custom floor mats and a FIA-spec four-point racing harness. Air conditioning is standard but the radio has been removed to cut some weight.
Pricing has been announced at 2,868,000 yen in Japan, which translates to about $31,500. There is no word yet on whether a tuned up version of the BRZ will make it to North America.

Press Release
Can compete in ~ "GAZOO Racing 86/BRZ Race" announced the SUBARU BRZ "RA Racing" vehicles compete one-make race
Participation as a vehicle for one-make race 86/SUBARU BRZ TOYOTA, FHI, today announced the "RA Racing" was a charity race bodywork for SUBARU BRZ.
Based on the "RA" is the best grade to improve brake performance in the customization, Torsen LSD "RA Racing" is * 1 , equipped and air-cooled engine oil cooler. In addition, also decorated with safety equipment, such as 6-point roll cage and 4 point seat belt, was Mel specifications and enjoy with confidence the traveling circuit that assumes the race.
This vehicle, one make race "GAZOO Racing 86/BRZ Race" that is scheduled to take place from the summer of 2013: Toyota Techno Craft (supervision Toyota Cars Race association) * 2 will be released from the "86 Racing It is possible with the war. "
Under the brand statement "Confidence in Motion" Subaru, while through the "car making sure" to deliver "enjoyment and peace of mind", FHI, we aim to expand the Subaru fan. It is part of that commitment to one make race "GAZOO Racing 86/BRZ Race" at this time.
Major equipment - SUBARU BRZ "RA Racing"]
Front / rear ventilated disc brakes
brake ducts, dedicated & dedicated brake back plate (with vehicles left and right front)
, Torsen LSD [limited-slip differential]
engine oil cooler, air-cooled
4-point seat belt certified (FIA ,) Exclusively designed for competition vehicles equipped * 3 & ??Anchor bolt mounting
point roll cage, 6) (with sidebar
Manual air conditioning) with (clean filter
, dedicated floor mat) vehicles equipped with seat driver / passenger (
front transport Hook & rear transport hook (with vehicle-Exclusively designed for competition)
For vehicle bodywork, this vehicle will be allowed registration.
Is different from the general vehicle vehicle warranty. At the time of participation, such as motor sports racing, both car and parts-based bodywork
warranty becomes invalid.
Note) *: the price increases by 31,500 yen including tax ()

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Fiat has created "glamour" version FIAT 500

Glamour FIAT

Italian concern Fiat announced release of the special "glamour" version minipenalty FIAT 500. As it is informed in the press release of the motor-car manufacturer, the limited series in 500 copies has received name Pink and differs hypertrophied use of pink colour.

Very pink FIAT

The hatchback body, rugs, decorative elements of an interior is painted in pink colour. As a whole 500 Pink is based on complete set Lounge with the 1,2-l petrol engine and it is in addition equipped by system "Start/Stop", the hatch and leather salon.

Interior PINK FIAT

Interior glamour FIAT

As consider in Fiat, the pink car will be popular among modern young women, for which car first of all a fashionable accessory. In Great Britain FIAT 500 Pink it is possible to order already now at the price of 11,700 pounds sterling ($19,090US).

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Buick Regal by Opel

Buick Regal

American motorcar giant General Motors, having shown in Los Angeles new sedan Buick Regal, has informed cost of the car which is the North American version of German model Opel Insignia.

Buick Regal by Opel Insignia

Standard complete set Buick Regal includes a 6-step automatic transmission, some pillows of safety, 18-inch disks, the electric drive of a driver's armchair, a leather upholstery of salon, Bluetooth, a socket for i Pod, USB-port, satellite radio, system OnStar, the system of stabilisation StabiliTrak protecting from overturning, system Brake Assist, an automatic manual brake, disk brakes on all wheels and many other things.

For a novelty 2.4-l unit Ecotec power of 182HP is base, full updating of a sedan is equipped by V-2 turbo-engine with 220HP.

New sedan Buick Regal

In the USA cost Buick Regal CXL 2.4L makes $26,995, model with the 2-l engine — $29,495. Hardly later Buick promises to present a variant of the car with more economic complete set...

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SEAT Ibiza FR TDI has received diesel acceleration

SEAT Ibiza

SEAT announced the plans concerning sports hatchback Ibiza FR which is going to complete with a new turbo-engine, that, certainly, only will even more warm up sports image of the car.

SEAT Ibiza for the Great Britain

Since March in the market there will be right-hand drive updating SEAT Ibiza FR TDI which will be intended for realisation in the Great Britain, with the new diesel engine. It is a question of a 2-l turbo-engine, 143HP developing power and 320Nm of the twisting moment.

In the Great Britain cost SEAT Ibiza FR TDI begins from $26,700.

New SEAT Ibiza FR TDI

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BMW M5 by Hartge

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Hartge has released their tuning program for BMW M5 F10.
The exterior gets a new front lip spoiler, carbon fiber mirror housings and different sets of 21” HARTGE wheels. There is also a set of lowering springs reducing the ride height by 25mm at the front and 20mm at the rear. HARTGE also offers a complete stainless steel sports exhaust system.
The Hartge M5 uses a set of lowering springs that bring the car closer to the road by 25 mm up front and 20 mm at the back.
Interior changes are limited, but customers can order aluminum pedals, velour floor mats and Hartge badging.
The most important upgrade is definitely under the hood where the 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 engine can now produce a total output of 642 HP (472 kW) and 810 Nm of torque (597 lb-ft), 80 HP (60 kW) and 130 Nm (96 lb-ft) more than the standard version. This is translated into a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph).

Press Release
The HARTGE program for the M5 and M6
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Engine conversion
for M5 F10 and M6 F12 / F13 (based on 412 kW / 560 hp)
472 kW (642 hp) / 6000 rpm 810 Nm (lb-ft 597) / 2950 rpm
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HARTGE front spoiler lip
in GFK, with ABE homologation
for M5 F10
37 21 1000 J
HARTGE CLASSIC 2 wheel set
9.5 x 21" offset 37 with 265 / 30 ZR 21 front
10.5 x 21" offset 40 with 295 / 25 ZR 21 rear
for M5 F10
37 21 1010 J
HARTGE CLASSIC 2 wheel set
9.5 x 21" offset 37 with 265 / 30 ZR 21 front
10.5 x 21" offset 30 with 295 / 25 ZR 21 rear
for M6 F12 / F13

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Carlsson SLK 340 Race Car

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Carlsson will unveil the SLK 340 Race Car at the Geneva Motor Show, the new race car will be used in national and international hill climb races in the E1 category, starting 2013 racing season. The SLK 340 comes with many modifications, which is understandable considering that the car was built from scratch on a body shell.

The engine is a 3.4 liter V8 with 610HP (449 kW) and 430Nm (319 lb-ft) of torque. The engine weighs just 120kg. The gearbox is a Hewland with a paddle shift.
For the interior, the tuner installed a pair of racing seats from Fibreworks and a complex safety cage.
Other features on this 780 kg machine include a complex safety cage, a Fibreworks racing seat, lightweight braking system, 3-way adjustable KW competition suspension and a set of BBS racing wheels, measuring 10 and 13 x 18-inches and wrapped in sticky Avon rubber.

Press Release
World premiere in Geneva: Carlsson presents race car based on SLK
· Carlsson develops/refines base SLK for international hill climb racing
· 610 hp with a weight of 780 kilograms
· Rollout is in the summer of 2013
· Project leader Reto Meisel is a multiple hill climb champion
The Carlsson SLK 340 celebrates its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. This is an absolutely unique race car developed using advanced construction techniques. Entries are planned at national and international hill climb races in the E1 category. Project manager Reto Meisel (42), project manager Martin Burmeister and their Swiss team Meisel Motorsport want to continue the sporting successes of the 190 EVO with this powerhouse and blow away the international competition.

The newcomer in international motorsport captivates with an abundance of modifications. The engineers have subjected the car, which was built from scratch on a body shell, to a comprehensive weight-loss regime. At the same time, it also received a power boost. Thanks to the use of the most modern materials, the Carlsson SLK 340 JUDD weighs in at only 780 kg on the scale. To accomplish this, an ultra lightweight body kit made of carbon was used. The aerodynamic components have been tested extensively, even in a wind tunnel, to connect a spectacular look with a perfect downforce.

A closed underbody will further optimize the air resistance of the hill climb race car. Despite extensive changes, the SLK in its racing suit with its powerful rear wing looks extremely stylish. "We developed the design over a long period of time and with lots of feeling. We are proud of the awesome look. As an engineer, it is a pleasure to contribute to such a project, and we can show everything that is technically possible in the vehicle in cooperation with Carlsson", says Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Markus Schuster, Managing Director of Carlsson Germany.

The heart of the racer is the 3.4-liter V8 engine. The engine develops a fabulous 610 hp. It has a maximum torque of 430 Newton meters, while weighing in at no more than 120 kilograms. The racing team relies on a Hewland transmission with a paddle shift.

A 3-way adjustable KW competition suspension ensures optimum road holding for the race car on BBS racing wheels (10x18 front, 13x18 rear) and AVON tires. The brake system of ultralight materials saves additional weight. Maximum support and maximum safety are guaranteed by newly developed racing seats from Fibreworks.
Safety first! In accordance with the regulations, a complex safety cage has been installed which meets all relevant international requirements. A total of 1800 hours of development work has been invested up to the premiere. In this respect it is no wonder that the designers speak proudly of a true masterpiece. Carlsson racing seats ensure optimum lateral support.

Reto Meisel, team leader and driver, has been active in motorsports since 1989: "I'm really looking forward to the challenge of accompanying and coordinating a race car, which started out as a vision on a piece of white paper, right from the beginning. There has never been a race touring car with such extreme performance and technical features."

The list of sporting achievements of the experienced Swiss driver is considerably long. The racer dominated, among others, the German Mountain Championship from 1999 to 2001. He triumphed at the 2002 Swiss Mountain Coupe, and in 2007 and 2009 he became German Touring Car Hill Climb Champion. "Another goal is to participate with the Carlsson SLK 340 at the legendary Pikes Peak race in Colorado, USA. "It will be an honor for us to compete internationally with the factory teams of Hyundai and Suzuki," continued Reto Meisel.

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KIA Ray (prototype)

Kia Ray

On a motor show in Chicago (since February, 10th) company Kia Motors will present concept car Kia Ray.

Kia Ray by Hyundai Genesis

No other details about this car while are present. Earlier, the truth, it was informed, that in Kia Motors do not exclude possibility of a conclusion to the market compact rear-wheel sport coupe, constructed on the modernised platform of model Hyundai Genesis.

However, as in interview to magazine Autocar main designer Kia Peter Shrejer has declared, sport coupe Kia will appear in the market not earlier than in some years, and only when buyers will be ready to the similar car made in South Korea.

Concept coupe Kia Ray

"Taking into consideration proceeding improvement of financial indicators in Europe, we can be ready to the beginning of manufacture of such car as Kee, say, in five years", — chief-designer Kia has specified.

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Company Mini has officially presented crossover Countryman

Crossover Countryman

On Wednesday, on January, 20th, company MINI has extended the official information and photos of crossover Countryman which will be presented general public in the beginning of March of this year at the international automobile exhibition in Geneva. About it it is spoken in the press release of the British manufacturer.

MINI One D Countryman

In the European market the novelty begins to be offered with three petrol and two diesel engines power from 90 (in version MINI One D Countryman) to 184HP (for updating "S") which can work together with a 6-step mechanical transmission. To petrol motors as an option also it will be accessible 6-step automatic transmission Steptronic.

Also crossover MINI already "in the standard" will receive system of indemnification of energy at the braking, recharging the accumulator, system of an automatic stop and start of the engine and the special indicator on the panel of the devices, prompting optimum from the point of view of profitability time for a gear change. Cars MINI Cooper S Countryman and MINI Cooper D Countryman begin to be equipped with new system of full drive All4.

Countryman

Interior Countryman

Interior crossover Countryman

Crossover MINI Countryman

As an option the panoramic glass roof, adaptive headlights of head light, the sports suspension bracket underestimated on 10 millimetres and a wide set of wheel disks will be accessible to a novelty dimension from 16 to 19 inches. In Europe the crossover will appear current year. Cost MINI Countryman is not known yet.

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Volvo C70 (cabriolet)

Cabriolet Volvo C70

Volvo C70 2011 modelling years will receive a new forward part in style XC60 and S60 and new back lanterns. More pleasant news will be that car complete sets have improved.

New Cabriolet Volvo C70

Among new standard options: the 5-step automatic machine, satellite radio Sirius and furnish of salon by a skin. Among other innovations wider tool panel which is feature C70 in comparison with other models Volvo. It will be completed new Volvo C70 with 2011 2,5-l engine power of 227HP.

Potential competitor BMW

New Volvo C70 2011 will cost from $39,950US. The American prices will be approximately on 30% above. Thus, at the price of Volvo C70 it will be equated, for example, to BMW Z4.

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Kia Teases New Concept for Geneva Motor Show

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Kia has released new images for the new urban concept, which will debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
According to the car manufacturer, the new Kia vehicle will be a “racy new urban concept” which will preview a final production version scheduled to make its way onto the market in the nearby future.
Kia has not provided a single detail about its upcoming concept, but rumors circulating around the European media indicate that it might preview a production-bound Juke-fighting crossover. If that is the case, the vehicle's ground clearance will be noticeably augmented in its transition from a concept to a production car.
In addition to this new compact sporty concept, Kia has already confirmed that the hot three-door pro_cee’d GT and the five-door cee’d GT will debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Audi S6 by SKN

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SKN has released a new performance package for the Audi S6. First, the stage one package features an optimized ECU which enables the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine to generate 543 HP – 399 kW and 687 Nm (507 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the model to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 4.6 seconds and reach a top speed of over 309 km/h (192 mph).
Exterior-wise, the Audi has been restyled by a decent bit, now featuring a redesigned front fascia and a rear sports diffuser. Upon request, SKN will also be able to fit the Audi with a suspension lowering module, which reduces the ride height of the car by up to 40 mm, alongside a new set of wheels measuring 20 or 21 inches in diameter.
Powered by the V8 twin-turbo engine with only reprogramming ECU and now able to produces 543 horsepower and 687 Nm of torque, giving the car ability to accelerates 0-100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 309 km/h.
The most powerful package is the Stage 3, allowing the engine to deliver a respectable 560 HP (412 kW) and 701 Nm (517 lb-ft) of torque. It permits an acceleration from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) 0.1 seconds faster, in 4.5 seconds, while the top speed reaches 311 km/h (193 mph).
Pricing for the conversions are €2,990, €3,449 and €3,990 respectively.

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2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier

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Chrysler has unveiled its new 300 Glacier edition. The 300 Glacier has been priced at $37,840 (including destination), and the automaker has released new photos of the full-size four-door. The modified 300 adds unique exterior styling and Chrysler’s all-wheel-drive system to make it appropriate for a trip to the slopes or a night on the town.
Based on the 300S, the Glacier is distinguished by gloss black mirrors, black chrome accents and unique 19-inch aluminum wheels. Customers can also order a gloss black roof and an exclusive Glacier Blue Pearl exterior.
The 300 Glacier comes with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with new sport-tuned exhaust and cold-air induction system delivering 300 horsepower. Hooked up to an eight-speed automatic transmission and of course that AWD system, it returns 18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway. You can also have it with the 363 horsepower HEMI V8.
Inside, the Glacier has a 12-way power driver’s seat in black. Piano black trim accents the center stack, instrument panel, steering wheel and gauge cluster. Die-cast, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters come standard.

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All-season Athlete: New 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier
  • New Chrysler 300 Glacier edition combines the segment's most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system with unique design appointments, world-class technologies and delivers a fresh look to the stylish and sophisticated 300 series sedan lineup
  • New cold-air induction system and sport-tuned exhaust system added to 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine for 300 horsepower
  • Best-in-class city and highway fuel economy with head-turning style (EPA estimated 18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway)
  • Chrysler 300 Glacier is available at dealerships now, with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $36,845 (excluding $995 destination)

January 18, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Through lifestyle driven models, the new 2013 Chrysler 300 continues to show the numerous personalities that are capable from its elegant and iconic design. Beginning with the ultimate in muscle – Chrysler 300 SRT8, the ultimate in luxury – new Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition, the ultimate audiophile – Chrysler 300S with Beats by Dr. Dre, and now arriving in time to tackle winter, the ultimate all-weather athlete – the new Chrysler 300 Glacier.
From cruising through the city, to escaping away to a snow-covered ski resort, the new 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier has a commanding design presence and the power and all-weather capability to carve through some of the most snow-covered landscapes.
With its state-of-the-art eight-speed automatic transmission, steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters, and a more powerful 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with new sport-tuned exhaust and cold-air induction system delivering 300 horsepower - the new 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier delivers best-in-class fuel economy (18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway, while providing maximum all-weather traction, efficiency and driving performance through the segment's most advanced AWD system. For even more power, the new Chrysler 300 Glacier offers the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with four-cylinder mode Fuel Saver Technology to deliver 363 horsepower and up to 23 mpg highway.
The Chrysler 300 Glacier's AWD system features a segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system to improve real-world fuel economy. No other major automotive manufacturer offers the combination of these two independent technologies. Chrysler 300's innovative AWD system seamlessly transitions between rear-wheel drive and AWD with no driver intervention. When AWD is not required, the system automatically disconnects the front axle to maximize fuel economy while still providing the outstanding fun-to-drive performance and handling inherent in rear-wheel-drive vehicles.
Building on the avant-garde appearance of the Chrysler 300S model, the new 300 Glacier features contemporary exterior and interior styling elements for a flagship sedan that delivers refinement within its landmark design. Hinting that this Chrysler 300 sedan was born with an ice-cool demeanor – unique body-color fascia accents, along with Gloss Black mirrors, headlamp bezels and Black Chrome sculpted horizontal grille blades give the Glacier a low-key street presence. Emphasizing the Chrysler 300 Glacier's iconic silhouette and head-turning proportions even more is an all-new Gloss Black painted roof option. Filling this AWD sedan's wheel wells and aiding in its world-class handling are unique 19-inch eight spoke aluminum wheels finished in Satin Carbon with P235/55R19 all-season performance tires. Exterior paint colors for this Chrysler 300 include Bright White, Billet Silver Metallic and exclusively to this model, Glacier Blue Pearl Coat.
The interior of the Chrysler 300 Glacier exudes an athletic-luxury theme with 12-way power driver and passenger sport seats featuring black "Falls" cloth in the seat centers and leather-wrapped bolsters in black and finished with black French-seamed stitching. Exclusive use of Piano Black on interior center stack, instrument panel, steering wheel, gauge cluster and door panel elements provide a uniquely lacquered and highly detailed appearance. For even more spirited driving die-cast steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters with "sport mode" are ergonomically designed behind the 300 Glacier's black leather-wrapped thick-rimmed steering wheel. Completing the enthusiast-designed interior are matte carbon hydrographic accents and black floor mats with black velour binding and "Glacier" logo embroidered.
The 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier is available at dealerships now, with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $36,845 (excluding $995 destination).

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The American car market starts to be restored

American car

The financial crisis which has burst in the world markets about two years ago, has struck notable blow practically to all industries.

The American car market leaves crisis

The US car market became one of the most suffered branches: following the results of last year sales of cars in the USA have fallen to a 27-year-old minimum.
However gradually the economic is restored from crisis. Also motor-car manufacturers who operate with 10 percentage growth of the American car market following the results of 2010 more optimistically look ahead.

Moreover, this week General Motors, along with Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co., have informed, that are going to increase manufacture volumes in the USA. Now instead of a suspension of factories and dismissal of employees more and more autoconcerns start to come back gradually to pre-crisis levels of production.

The automobile branch is restored

Though, of course, now heads of autoconcerns do not hurry up to give optimistical forecasts. According to former economist GM, it is normal reaction to crisis. «Affairs and during recession of the beginning of 90th years of the last century similarly were», — he speaks. However, thus the expert adds, that it is required to the American autoindustry couple of years to return on pre-crisis levels of production of cars.

«This branch is restored, but slow enough rates», — the expert considers. By estimations of former economist GM, sales volumes of new cars in the USA will grow following the results of 2010 to 12 million units. In 2011 in States it will be already realised an order of 13 million cars, and in 2012 — about 15 million piece.
Such sales volumes aloud above indicators of 2009 when number of the cars sold in the USA it was reduced to 20% to 10,4 million units.

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Brabus has presented crossover GL 63 Biturbo

Brabus GL 63 Biturbo

The German tuning studio Brabus, preferring to be engaged in operational development of lineup Mercedes-Benz, on the last motor show in Arab Emirates has presented last working out on the basis of crossover Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG.

Crossover Brabus GL 63 Biturbo

The crossover which has received name Brabus GL 63 Biturbo, obviously is necessary to liking not only the Arabian sheikhs, differing special passion to all magnificent and quickly moving, but also the motorists simply well provided in the financial plan, ready to pay for a novelty €368,000.

The all-wheel drive model is completed with modernised engine V8 which develops 650HP and provides to the car dispersal to 100 km/h for 4,7 seconds the Maximum speed of the car — 300 km/h. The engine with the twisting moment of 850Nm works together with advanced 7-step transmission SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC.

Interior Brabus

Interior Brabus Biturbo

Interior Brabus GL 63 Biturbo

Outwardly Brabus GL 63 Biturbo from the donor differs not only more powerful power unit, but also an excellent aerodynamic weather-cloth. The crossover is equipped by new "aprons", thresholds with light-emitting diode illumination and a back spoiler.

In the car salon, which studio suggests to issue under the individual order of the client, it is possible to place the new speedometer marked to 320 km/h, multimedia system with the 7-inch LCD-monitor, folding little tables.

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Renault has presented sports version Clio S

Renault Clio S

Company Renault of the beginning of sale in Europe the sports version of hatchback Clio under name Clio S.

Hatchback Renault Clio S

Renault Clio S it is accessible with three engines — petrol power of 75 both 100HP and a 1,5-l 86-strong diesel engine.

To an aerodynamic weather-cloth the back spoiler was added. In the rest differences Clio S from the base version do not concern dynamics and controllability: the rich complete set includes 16-inch disks, the electric drive of glasses and mirrors, antifog headlights, toning of glasses.

Hatchback Clio

Interior Renault Clio S

Interior Renault Clio S

The colour scheme of sport version Clio includes white inserts on a bumper, on each side and on a roof. The prices for the special version of a hatchback in Europe start from 18,290 dollars.

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Audi E-tron (coupe)

Coupe Audi E-tron


On a motor show in Detroit company Audi has presented experimental compact coupe on electrodraught — Audi E-tron Detroit Showcar. The novelty is the continuer of concept Audi E-Tron constructed on the basis of Audi R8 and presented on motor show in Frankfurt in the autumn of 2009.

Compact coupe E-tron

However, the new prototype is more compact than first "E-tron" and it is easier: on the sizes new coupe it is comparable to golf class hatchbacks, and it is equipped only by two electromotors.

Engines rotate only back wheels: their total power makes 201HP that allows to disperse 1350-kgs car (the first E-Tron weighed 1600 kgs) to 100 km/h for 5,9 sec.

Compact coupe E-tron
Interior Audi E-tron

Interior Audi E-tron

The heaviest detail of the new concept car is a block li-ionic of batteries which 399 kgs weigh. Storage batteries are placed practically on the car centre that has allowed developers to keep optimum balance — 40:60 in favour of a back axis. A stock of a course at this car — 155 miles (250 km).

As experts consider, Audi E-tron Detroit Showcar is the predecessor serial coupe which could make competition BMW 1-Series with the same type of a body. Originally new model Audi will be offered, most likely, with traditional power-plants, and the version on electrodraught if will appear on sale, only in some years.

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In Detroit have shown new Audi A8

Audi A8

On the largest North American motor show starting in Detroit company Audi has shown to general public new generation of flagman model A8. We will remind, that earlier a novelty already showed within the limits of the closed display in Miami but then admire on A8 the elite could only.

New Audi A8 in Detroit

Originally Audi A8 it will be equipped 6 and 8-cylinder turbodiesels in volume of 3,0 and 4,2 litres with power of 247 and 345HP accordingly, and also 4,2-l petrol V8 power of 366HP. As transmission the new automatic 8-step transmission of company ZF will act.

Also it is necessary to note occurrence of new generation of system MMI, system of balancing of energy of braking, and also the modernised system of a full drive quattro and chassis Audi Drive Select including a dynamic steering and electronic adjustment of rigidity of shock-absorbers.

Technical characteristics Audi A8

In the equipment list there will be new antiemergency system Pre Sense, adaptive cruise-control, the chamber of night vision, system of recognition of pedestrians, and also the newest headlights of head light executed on light-emitting diode technology.

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BMW Concept ActiveE

BMW Concept

This year organizers of the international motor show in Detroit had to allocate the whole pavilion with the area in 3,500 sq. m. for electric models, their blessing at an exhibition has gathered much. The greatest attention among the Detroit exhibits deserves coupe BMW 1-Series.

Concept car BMW ActiveE

The conceptual car under name BMW Concept ActiveE became first electric model BMW if not to take in calculation MINI E on which creation the Bavarian engineers also worked.

The Detroit concept car have equipped with the electric 170-strong motor, whose twisting moment reaches 248Nm. The charge li-ionic of batteries which have been developed together with firm SB LiMotive, suffices the car on 160 km of movement.

Hybrid car BMW Concept ActiveE

The maximum speed BMW Concept ActiveE reaches 145 km/h that is quite enough that the driver could feel confidently in a city and on highway. The next months the concern plans to begin test tests of an electric compartment then the decision on a car batch production will make.

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2014 Acura RLX Pricing

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Acura has announced the pricing and details for the all-new 2014 Acura RLX . Replacing the outgoing RL model, the 2014 Acura RLX will go on sale on March 15th, 2013 with a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $48,450.
There will be five different trim levels for the RLX, ranging from $48,450 all the way up to $60,450 for the RLX with the advance package. The trim levels are priced as follows: RLX starts at $48,450, RLX with navigation at $50,950, RLX with technology package priced at $54,450, RLX with Krell audio package at $56,950 and RLX with advance package topping the range at $60,450.
The RLX improves on the outgoing Acura RL with more interior room from a similar outside package and a significantly redesigned inside, outside and chassis. The RLX competes against luxury sedans like the BMW 535i, Lexus GS 350 and Audi A6.
In the interiors, the RLX features premium, soft touch materials with the tasteful application of premium metal and wood-grain accents. The vehicle features a stitched leather instrument panel, center console and steering wheel, along with available Milano perforated leather seats, communicate a new level of craftsmanship and refined luxury appeal in Acura’s top-of-the-line sedan.
The 2014 Acura RLX is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that makes 310 horsepower and 272 foot-pounds of torque. This engine features variable cylinder management, effectively shutting down a bank of three cylinders when not needed. The cast aluminum engine is paired with a sequential six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters located behind the steering wheel.

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Acura Announces Launch Plan and Pricing for 2014 RLX Flagship Sedan
Feature-rich Acura RLX boasts numerous signature Acura-exclusive technologies, delivers incredible value on a luxury scale with starting price of $48,450
DETROIT, Mich. The all-new 2014 Acura RLX flagship sedan will debut at Acura dealerships on March 15, 2013, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $48,450*. Featuring an all-new 310-horspower direct-injected SOHC i-VTEC V-6 powerplant, the most spacious passenger cabin in its class, and the first-ever application of signature Acura technologies including Precision All-Wheel Steer™ and Jewel Eye™ LED headlamps, the RLX delivers new levels of technology-enhanced performance, safety, and luxury-class comfort to Acura's range-topping sedan.
"With an array of signature Acura technologies, the 2014 Acura RLX sets a new standard for luxury in the Acura lineup," said Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager of Acura Sales. "The feature-rich RLX epitomizes Acura's 'Man-Machine Synergy' product direction, utilizing advanced technology and smart vehicle design to deliver incredible performance, comfort and value on a luxury scale."
Destination RLX
In February, Acura dealers will kick off the "Destination RLX" client experience program – with every Acura dealer nationwide featuring two 2014 Acura RLX sedans, weeks ahead of the March 15 on-sale date, providing Acura clients with the opportunity to experience the numerous new technologies available on the RLX luxury performance sedan.
Flagship Features
The 2014 Acura RLX is powered by an all-new, 310-horsepower, direct-injected SOHC 24-Valve i-VTEC® V-6 powerplant, Acura's first-ever direct-injected engine architecture. Utilizing Variable Cylinder Management™ (with the ability to deactivate the rear bank of three cylinders) in combination with a lightweight and aerodynamic body design, the new Acura RLX is anticipated to carry a class-leading EPA fuel-economy rating of 20/31/24 mpg1(city/highway/combined).
With the longest rear-seat legroom (38.8 inches), longest tandem seating distance (36.4 inches), and widest front and rear shoulder room in the mid-luxury class, the new RLX delivers full-size interior space in a nimbler, more efficient midsize luxury sedan exterior package.
Featuring the first-ever application of Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS) the RLX achieves new levels of handling agility, high and low-speed maneuverability, and confident handling control for a two-wheel-drive luxury sedan. Precision All-Wheel Steer is the world's first technology to feature independent and continuous control of the left and right rear-wheel steering (toe) angles. Its benefits include crisper lane changes, more nimble cornering, enhanced dynamic response, tighter radius low-speed turning, and confidence-inspiring control.
As previously announced, a version of RLX featuring Acura's new Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive® (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD®) technology, producing 370 horsepower with expected EPA fuel-economy ratings of 30 city/30 highway/30 combined, will debut later in 2013.
Further, the new RLX confidently competes in the high-end luxury sedan market with an incredible array of leading-edge technologies, including the next-generation AcuraLink® cloud-based connected car system with AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ featuring freeway traffic and, for the first time, surface street traffic information.New standard safety technologies include Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning, a driver's knee airbag, and the next-generation of Acura's Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™ II) body structure; along with available Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS).
The RLX will also offer a bevvy of leading-edge visibility and driver-assistive technologies, including Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, Blind Spot Information (BSI) system, Multi-view Rearview Camera, Expanded View Driver's Mirror, and front and rear parking sensors.
The 2014 Acura RLX will be available in five grades – the well-equipped RLX, the RLX with Navigation, the feature-packed RLX with Technology package, the RLX with Krell Audio package, and the top-of-the-line RLX with Advance package.

TRIM

MSRP*
RLX $48,450
RLX with Navigation $50,950
RLX with Technology Package $54,450
RLX with Krell Audio Package $56,950
RLX with Advance Package $60,450

Exterior Design and Function

The RLX follows an "aero-fused" exterior design motif with its wide and athletic stance, sharp upswept bodylines, aerodynamic greenhouse, and distinctive new Jewel-Eye™ LED headlights offering improved down-the-road illumination and lighting characteristics. The RLX's sleek upper body combines with aerodynamic features to deliver best-in-class levels of aerodynamic efficiency.
Seven spoke 18x8J aluminum-alloy wheels and 245/45 R18 all-weather tires are standard, while Technology, Krell and Advance grades feature 19x8J wheels and 245/40 R19 tires. The RLX's alloy wheels also feature a noise-reducing design that lowers tire noise by 7 decibels across the audible frequency range.
Additional exterior features available on the RLX include an acoustic glass windshield and door glass, integrated power rear sunshade, front and rear parking sensors, heated and auto-dimming side mirrors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
Interior Design and Function
The RLX interior features premium, soft touch materials throughout, with the tasteful application of premium metal and wood-grain accents. A stitched leather instrument panel, center console and steering wheel, along with available Milano perforated leather seats, communicate a new level of craftsmanship and refined luxury appeal in Acura's top-of-the-line sedan.
Luxury form and function are smartly integrated in the RLX's new center console, featuring dual screens – an 8-inch Navigation screen and a 7-inch On-Demand Multi-Use Display™ touch screen – that provide easy and direct one-touch access to key functions, including audio, climate control, navigation, and text-to-voice SMS text message functionality. The sliding, leather-trimmed armrest conceals a dual-hinged center storage compartment with easy access for both the driver and front passenger to USB connectivity, 12-volt accessory power outlet and space to store tablets and other electronic devices.
Additional interior comfort and convenience features include push-button start, power tilt and telescoping steering, power sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, and Bluetooth®3 HandsFreeLink®.
The standard 10-speaker ELS® audio system includes HD radio™, XM radio, Pandora® interface, USB connectivity, and an auxiliary jack. The RLX with Technology package is equipped with a 14-speaker Acura/ELS® Studio premium audio system. The Krell Audio and Advance grades receive an ultra-premium, 14-speaker, Krell audio system that sets a new benchmark for high-fidelity sound in a luxury vehicle.
Chassis Technology
Whether on a serpentine mountain pass, congested city street, or cramped airport parking deck, and in all weather conditions, the RLX with Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™) is designed to deliver an unprecedented level of handling precision and control in a two-wheel drive luxury sedan.
Working in concert with Vehicle Stability Assist® (VSA®) with Traction Control, and Agile Handling Assist dynamic braking system, P-AWS™ provides enhanced vehicle stability, maneuverability, and control. The RLX's handling performance is further elevated by its new double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension system with Amplitude Reactive Dampers, and new high-output, belt-type electronic power steering.
All RLX models have 4-wheel disc brakes with high-friction pads and a 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS), along with new Hydraulic Brake Boost that improves brake pedal feel. New Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold, and high-efficiency Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) are additional firsts for Acura.
New Direct-Injected i-VTEC® V-6 with VCM
The 2014 RLX is powered by an all-new, 3.5-liter, direct-injected SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™. Rated at 310 horsepower, the engine delivers exceptional drivability, with more than 90-percent of its peak 272 lb.-ft. of torque available from 2000 rpm to 6600 rpm. Variable Cylinder Management with 3-cylinder and 6-cylinder operation works in concert with the VTEC valvetrain to deliver superb cruising efficiency. The engine is mounted to a lightweight and rigid aluminum front subframe using a vibration-canceling Active Control engine Mount (ACM) system.
The new engine is mated to a reengineered Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission with revised gearing, an intuitive selector and steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. A driver-selectable Sport mode provides more aggressive shift points and more pronounced engine braking during deceleration, along with manual operation.
AcuraLink® Connectivity System
The RLX is equipped with the next-generation AcuraLink® cloud-based connected car system, delivering a comprehensive array of media, convenience, and security services via embedded two-way communications and web-enabled devices. AcuraLink® leverages the Aha™ by Harman cloud-based interface to provide users with thousands of customizable cloud-based news, information and media feeds. Next-generation AcuraLink® also delivers an array of available, subscription-based, security and convenience features, such as AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ featuring freeway traffic and, for the first time, surface street traffic information; airbag deployment notification; stolen vehicle tracking; remote locking and unlocking; security alarm notification; and 24-hour personalized concierge services.
Advanced Safety, Visibility, and Driver Assistive Technology
The RLX offers a bevy of leading-edge safety technologies, including standard Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), seven smart-deploying airbags including a driver's knee airbag, and Acura's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering II (ACE II) body structure.
The RLX is anticipated to earn top-level safety ratings, including a 5-star NCAP Overall Vehicle Score2. The RLX is also expected to join the Acura TL sedan in earning an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, including a GOOD rating in the stringent new IIHS small overlap frontal crash test.
The RLX also offers a comprehensive list of advanced visibility and driver-assistive technologies, including the standard Expanded View Driver's Mirror and Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, along with available Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS) system, Collision Mitigation Brake (CMBS) system, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, Blind Spot Information (BSI), and front and rear parking sensors.
Additional details on key advances and technologies for the all-new 2014 RLX:
  • Class leading interior space based on the RLX's longer wheelbase and efficient packaging. At 196.1 inches, the RLX is similar in length to the outgoing RL, but it has a two-inch longer wheelbase and is nearly two inches wider, placing the new RLX well above the norm in the mid-luxury class. The flagship RLX sedan has up to three inches more rear legroom than competing models, including the BMW 535i, Lexus GS350 and Audi A6.
  • Extensive use of lightweight materials includes the application of strength steel to 55 percent of the body, and the intensive use of aluminum—for the front fenders, hood, steering hangar beam, front and rear bumper beams, front subframe, and all-new "hybrid" front and rear door panels (steel inner structure mated to aluminum outer skin). The RLX weighs in at 3,933 pounds. Static bending and torsional body rigidity are up 52 percent and 46 percent, respectively.
  • Jewel-Eye™ LED headlights (an Acura first) LED lamps enhance the RLX's modern and distinctive appearance while providing outstanding light distribution and improved down-the-road illumination.
  • Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ offers a wide range of search options including local search functionality and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ for both highways and surface streets.
  • Agile Handling Assist (an Acura first) uses active braking to help the driver smoothly and easily trace the desired line through a curve with smaller steering inputs.
  • Electric Parking Brake (an Acura first) provides one-touch parking brake activation.
  • Automatic Brake Hold (an Acura first) maintains the vehicle's position when the driving or parking brake are released until the throttle is depressed.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (an Acura first), allows the RLX to independently maintain a set following distance in low-speed traffic situations, including stop and go traffic, and to initiate vehicle braking when necessary.
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) uses a camera mounted in the upper portion of the windshield to detect vehicles ahead of the RLX and audibly and visually alert the driver when it determines a frontal collision with a detected vehicle is possible.
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) uses the same windshield-mounted camera to detect lane markings on the road and alerts the driver if the vehicle is wandering from a detected lane.
  • Front seatbelt e-pretensioners use electronic control to reduce belt tension under normal driving conditions, while also enabling automatic belt tensioning in hard cornering maneuvers or in the event of a collision.
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines uses dynamic guidelines that reflect steering wheel inputs on the display to aid in backup maneuvers.
  • Capless fueling (an Acura first) eliminates the fuel cap and improves ease of fueling.

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Detroit Auto Show: 2014 Kia Cadenza


Kia has unveiled the 2014 Kia Cadenza at the Detroit motor show. It was designed under the watch of Kia president and design chief Peter Schreyer. It features Kia's so-called "tiger-nose" front fascia, LED lights and chrome bezeling in the back.
Power comes from a 293-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6 engine that features direct-injection technology for improved performance. The engine drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission that incorporates shift paddles on the steering wheel for driver-initiated gear changes.
Inside, there's a whole host of nice leather surrounded by wood and chrome accents, with a driver-focused cockpit (sort of like the Optima) with a seven-inch TFT color touchscreen display. Premium options include things like Nappa leather seats, a panoramic sunroof, Kia's UVO infotainment system, HID headlamps with active lighting, heated seats and a heated steering wheel. Sounds comfy.

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Overseas premiere for upgraded Kia Cadenza at Detroit Show
  • Features new look, fresh features of Kia’s evolving design DNA
  • Introduces new premium equipment and advanced safety technologies

The significantly upgraded, new-look Kia Cadenza luxury sedan makes its overseas premiere today (Tuesday) at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, USA.
The upgraded Cadenza moves the Kia brand further up market by offering customers an impressive list of standard and optional equipment that takes in-car technology and premium features to an entirely new level.
“An increasing number of Kia customers around the world are looking for vehicles with even more premium amenities and advanced technology,” comments Hyoung-Keun Lee, Vice Chairman and CEO, Kia Motors Corporation. “When the new-look upgraded Cadenza goes on sale in different regions of the world during the first quarter of 2013, it will introduce a host of advanced comfort and safety systems that promise to set a new standard in the premium sedan segment.”
Sophisticated and elegant styling
Based closely on the 2009 model’s styling by Kia’s President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, the new-look Cadenza features fresh elements that incorporate Kia’s evolving design DNA. Echoing some of the visual innovations of the flagship Kia Quoris sedan, the upgraded Cadenza has a more distinctive appearance with a new hood, trunk lid, light clusters (front and rear) and new bumpers, plus side air-vents in the front wings and a new interpretation of the brand’s ‘tiger nose’ front grille.
Overseas premiere for upgraded Kia Cadenza at Detroit Show
Features new look, fresh features of Kia’s evolving design DNA
Introduces new premium equipment and advanced safety technologies
The significantly upgraded, new-look Kia Cadenza luxury sedan makes its overseas premiere today (Tuesday) at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, USA.
The upgraded Cadenza moves the Kia brand further up market by offering customers an impressive list of standard and optional equipment that takes in-car technology and premium features to an entirely new level.
“An increasing number of Kia customers around the world are looking for vehicles with even more premium amenities and advanced technology,” comments Hyoung-Keun Lee, Vice Chairman and CEO, Kia Motors Corporation. “When the new-look upgraded Cadenza goes on sale in different regions of the world during the first quarter of 2013, it will introduce a host of advanced comfort and safety systems that promise to set a new standard in the premium sedan segment.”
Sophisticated and elegant styling
Based closely on the 2009 model’s styling by Kia’s President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, the new-look Cadenza features fresh elements that incorporate Kia’s evolving design DNA. Echoing some of the visual innovations of the flagship Kia Quoris sedan, the upgraded Cadenza has a more distinctive appearance with a new hood, trunk lid, light clusters (front and rear) and new bumpers, plus side air-vents in the front wings and a new interpretation of the brand’s ‘tiger nose’ front grille.

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Look At the Car: 2013 Mazda cx5

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Detroit Auto Show: Honda Urban SUV Concept


Honda has revealed its Urban SUV concept at the North American International Auto Show.
Honda's new SUV is part of a segment of smaller vehicles that are becoming more readily available in the U.S. market with higher-end features such as heated seats and navigation, noted IHS Automotive analyst Rebecca Lindland. Other upcoming small SUVs, such as the Toyota RAV4, fit the bill as well.
The concept measures 169.3 inches in length, making it about eight inches longer than a Fit hatchback and nine inches shorter than the CR-V. Honda confirmed that its new crossover will debut a telematics system for Honda, and it will use one of Honda's new Earth Dreams engines; we previously reported that this engine would be a 1.5-liter I4 paired with a continuously variable transmission.
Inside, Honda's vision for the Urban SUV concept (the concept at the auto show has no interior) is rather conventional, featuring an instrument panel that could easily translate into a production form. The concept reportedly uses Honda's Magic Seats system, which are featured in the Fit subcompact and allow for extraordinary flexibility in terms of seating arrangements and cargo hauling. The production version is expected to also make use of this system.

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Honda "Urban SUV Concept" Makes World Debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show
All-new Honda concept model previews addition to growing small-SUV segment and demonstrates Honda's small-car expertise
An all-new Honda "Urban SUV Concept" vehicle made its world debut today at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The dynamic and youthful concept hints at the styling direction of an all-new small SUV slated to launch in Japan by the end of 2013, followed by the U.S. market in 2014.
"No one has had greater success with small cars than Honda, and this Urban SUV Concept will create new value in the growing small-SUV segment," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales at American Honda. "With the continued expansion of our North American manufacturing operations, we expect fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive 'small' cars to play a key role in meeting the needs of our customers in the U.S."
The Urban SUV Concept is intended to provide the basis for a fun-to-drive and fuel-efficient small SUV with aspirational design, flexible packaging and next-generation connectivity targeting active lifestyle customers. The concept showcases clean and sophisticated styling, dynamic character lines and a strong stance, with hidden rear door handles giving the SUV a coupe-like presence. Measuring 169.3 inches long, the Urban SUV Concept is nine inches shorter than the Honda CR-V, making it the ideal size for navigating both crowded city streets and open mountain roads.
The Urban SUV Concept represents the expansion of vehicles based on Honda's Global Compact Series, which includes the Honda Fit subcompact and the Honda City subcompact sedan, a model sold in markets outside the United States.
All-New Small SUV Launching 2014
Coming to the U.S. in 2014, an all-new small SUV based on the Urban SUV Concept will feature fuel-efficient Earth Dreams™ Technology and be priced and positioned below the CR-V within the Honda light-truck lineup. Part of Honda's Global Compact Series, and utilizing the Honda-original center-tank layout featured on the Fit, the model will include Honda's configurable Magic Seat® setup that can provide a host of passenger and cargo options, including a fold-flat mode for maximum cargo capacity. The all-new model will also feature next-generation telematics and a modern interior.
The small SUV will be manufactured along with the Fit at Honda's newest North American plant near Celaya, Mexico, expected to open in the spring of 2014. The growth and expansion of its small-vehicle lineup will help Honda double worldwide production of vehicles in its Global Compact Series to more than 1.5 million units by the end of 2016, and remain a global small-car leader.

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2013 Detroit: Toyota Corolla Furia concept


Toyota has revealed Corolla Furia concept at 2013 NAIAS in Detroit.
The car is 4620mm long, 1805mm wide and 1425mm high, with a wheelbase of 2700mm giving it relatively short overhangs.
The exterior are full LED headlights and 19-inch wheels with orange and carbon fiber accents. LED accent light "eyebrows" extend all the way toward the center of the car's front end, and are complemented by vertical LED light strips at the corners of the front fascia.
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Volkswagen seven seat SUV will be unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show.
The SUV concept is likely to use an enlarged version of this platform destined for the next generation Passat mid-sizer, and offer similar accommodation to the strong-selling US-market Ford Explorer SUV.
The new 4×4 will be positioned below the Touareg as a cheaper, more spacious offering – the Touareg makes do with five seats. It will be based on VW’s MQB platform, which is versatile enough to be used in cars as diverse as the Polo and this new SUV, and will be built in the US at the firm’s Tennessee plant.

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True Nissan Design

Expensive watch

Collage from cars

Similar TBWA Chiat Day Los Angeles, creates all most expensive design collages for global clients of agency. The agency has well proved after works for PS2, Camel, Apple. And here new work for Nissan...

Best-life Attributes

The idea of prints for Nissan — a collage best-life attributes from Nissan — is worn out to impossibility, but, it is necessary to recognize, in collages the idea always was not the most important element.

Mobile phone
Sports footwear

The idea represents a collage from cars in the form of any subject to which quality it's compared Nissan. For example, on print True Style from cars a watch is laid out, on print True Technology — a cellular telephone, True performance — footwear for run are laid out.

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The Maximum: 112 km/h!

New Lamborghini

New Lamborghini

Miami Ad School has fun and sport car Lamborghini jokes in advertising.

Top Speed — 112 km/h

Print Lamborghini is very elegant: faultless design the sport car and there and then an amazing inscription: "Top Speed — 112 km/h". Painful bewilderment reveals "asterisk" which sends a sight of the spectator in a direction to a footnote: "Backwards".

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Peugeot 207 GTI

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Special for Peugeot 207GTI

On prints from agency The Alchemy Partnership for Peugeot 207 GTI there is no car.
But there is a white room and a couple in white clothes and racing helmets with rather unambiguous intentions. Racing helmets associate with a speed and underline a slogan «Sexy gets fast».

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Volvo C30 Hybrid

Volvo C30

Company Volvo plans to begin testing of 50 copies of the electric version of hatchback C30 in two years, informs magazine Autocar.

Electrocar Volvo

Tests of these cars partially (at a rate of 150 million Swedish crones) are sponsored by a Department of Energy of Sweden and will proceed throughout two years. Cars will give to specially selected group of persons on the basis of which responses it is planned to make operational development of electromobiles and to create a corresponding infrastructure.

Earlier Swedish motor-car manufacturer already represented the concept car on the basis of this model, however to coming a motor show in Detroit, opening in the beginning of January, the prototype has been a little modernised.

Electrocar by Volvo C30

First of all, electrocar now it is constructed on the basis of updated Volvo C30, and also has received completely updated interior.

The electromobile is equipped by the 111-strong electromotor which eats from lithium-ionic of the accumulators, capable to provide to the car movement throughout 150 kilometres. The maximum speed of a novelty, according to representatives Volvo, makes 130 km/h, dispersal with 0 to 96 km/h for 10,5 seconds, and on full gymnastics of batteries from the usual house socket it is required about eight hours.

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The German magazine has declassified cabriolet Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

German edition Auto Motor und Sport has published official photos and the first information about cabriolet Mercedes-Benz E-Class of new generation. The car, which world premiere will take place in the beginning of January of next year on a motor show in Detroit, will receive the soft developing roof developing in a special compartment in a luggage carrier for 20 seconds. And this operation can be carried out for the speed to 40 km/h. In the combined condition the top reduces useful volume of a luggage carrier by 90 litres — to 300 litres.

New cabriolet Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Also the four-seater cabriolet begins to be equipped with a special spoiler on an edge of a windshield which increases height by 20 centimetres and cuts running stream of air from passengers, besides, allows to lower aerodynamic noise. The corner of attack of a spoiler can be adjusted at own will.

Let's notice, that the novelty also will receive modernised system Airscarf special compartments in headrests of the armchairs, submitting at driving without a roof hot air to necks of passengers.

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Cabriolet E-Class

Interior cabriolet E-Class

Interior Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Interior cabriolet E-Class

The scale of engines new Mercedes-Benz E-Class remains to the same, as at a coupe. Four-cylinder petrol turbo-engines enter into a ruler with direct injection of fuel. The price for cabriolet E-Class yet are not informed.

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Bentley prepares accessible models

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English motor-car manufacturer Bentley, whose sales because of financial crisis have fallen several times, with a view of expansion of client base plans to make two new budgetary models.

Bentley: universal & crossover

In five years in the automobile market should debut a universal and a crossover. The given models begin to be positioned as budgetary cars though their cost will be high enough. As writes Leftlanenews, the price of a universal and a crossover will make from $110,000 to $130,000 so get novelties provided enough people can to afford.

Both models, most likely, will construct on new platform Audi A6 of following generation. It is not excluded, that buyers of new production Bentley will have an opportunity to get a universal and a crossover with the diesel unit. All motors will join only with an automatic transmission.

Bentley for the poor

Manufacture "cheap" Bentley can already begin in 2014. It is supposed, that annually the company will collect an order of 7,500 copies of cars.

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BMW Hybrid

BMW 5-Series

Concern BMW has deeply plunged in muddy already enough while waters of hybrid technologies, however to stop on reached the company, most likely, does not gather. At least, such conclusion can be made if to familiarise with the new patent application submitted a German motor-car manufacturer.

Hybrid Version of BMW

Unlike other offers, in this or that kind present in the market or just preparing for introduction, BMW intends to use in a hybrid power-plant at once two petrol motors together with the electric.

Curious feature of the presented demand also is also that both engines working on mineral fuel are two-cylinder — most likely, by working out of the given concept designers leant against wide experience BMW in business of manufacture of such units for two-wheeled vehicles.

The Patent For the Hybrid Engine

The most probable place of placing of the electric motor is transmission, and traditional motors, most likely, will be mounted in uniform assemblage. About plans on a batch production of the perspective design the manufacturer has not given any data, however the fact of application testifies that this possibility is perspective enough.

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Characteristics Porsche Cayenne are declassified

Porsche Cayenne

On the closed presentation in Germany company Porsche has declassified the first official information on off-road car Cayenne of new generation. Data have been given the press two months prior to a car debut on a motor show in Geneva.

New Porsche Cayenne

The novelty is constructed on a platform of car Volkswagen Touareg of following generation. The wheel base new Porsche Cayenne in comparison with the predecessor has grown on 40 mm — to 2,895 mm. The track of forward and back wheels, however on how many also has increased, is not specified yet.

In off-road car salon became more spaces for feet of back passengers, and the second row of armchairs can move now on 160 mm forward-back, backs can bend on a corner to six degrees. Besides, the luggage carrier volume at the lifted back seats has increased to 670 litres (by 120 litres more than earlier), and at combined — to 1,780 litres.

All cars of family Cayenne become easier on the average for 10%, even in spite of the fact that in the car will appear approximately on 70 kgs more than the standard equipment. For example, the off-road car weight in updating "S" will decrease on 180 kgs — to 2,065 kgs.

Porsche Cayenne 2010

Such indicators to engineers managed to achieve thanks to introduction of new production on punching of doors, modernisation of a skeleton of the body combining a high-strength steel with aluminium, installation of aluminium doors, luggage carrier and cowl covers, to introduction in the chassis of aluminium components (it has allowed to lower gross weight on 66 kgs), and also to application of other braid of wires (still a minus of 10 kgs).

Also the car will have 3-l 240-strong diesel engine V6 and a hybrid power-plant total power of 380HP. All units can work together with an 8-step automatic transmission. It is expected, that in the European car market the novelty will appear on sale in May of this year.

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Opel Meriva (minivan)

Opel Meriva

Company Opel has shown the first official photos of completely updated minivan Meriva 2011 modelling years. Appearance of the car uses the same design receptions, as Opel Insignia, obtained an unanimous recognition of critics, and the new generation of the popular family car looks incomparably more gracefully previous.

Minivan Opel Meriva 2011

From the concept car of 2008 serial Meriva has inherited the unique back doors FlexDoors which is swinging open against a course of movement almost on 90 degrees. In a combination to a high line of a roof it is an innovation gives planting and an exit from the car very convenient.

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Opel Meriva EcoFlex

Opel Meriva 2011 the smaller expense of fuel, than at the previous generation will be equipped with a wide ruler of turbo-motors power from 75 to 140HP, having on the average on 15%. On a spring motor show in Geneva where the world premiere of a minivan will take place, will show ecologically pure version EcoFlex.

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2013 Nissan Qashqai 360

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The new Nissan Qashqai 360 will enter the market at the same price as the outgoing n-tec+ at £19,945, the new version comes with the firm's Connect package with 360-degree monitor system, satellite-navigation, Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity.
All engines and transmission options are to be made available in the 360, both in the Qashqai and the seven-seat ‘+2’ variant. Petrol choices consist of 1.6- and 2.0-litre units with manual and continually variable transmissions, while there are 1.5-, 1.6- and 2.0-litre litre diesels on hand.
The Qashqai 360 boosts styling adding part-leather trim with double white stitching, a gloss black gearlever surround, gloss black door handles and a leather armrest. In the standard equipment are also included 18-inch ‘Onyx’ alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and a panoramic roof.

Press Release
  • New 360 edition joins the Qashqai range, replacing n-tec+
  • Set to be best-seller in the line-up
  • Features 360° Around View Monitor and part-leather seats among other items 
  • Priced the same as outgoing n-tec+ but with more equipment 
  • Available in five-seater Qashqai and seven-seater Qashqai+2
Nissan has launched a new addition to the Qashqai range – the 360. Set to be the best-selling example yet of Nissan’s sector-defining crossover, the 360 sits between the Acenta and Tekna trims, replacing the n-tec+ but offering more equipment for the same £19,945 starting price.
And the Qashqai 360 is expected to be even more popular than the hugely successful n-tec+. The latter accounted for around 60 per cent of Qashqai sales in the UK in 2012, meaning that just this one trim level outsold the entire Ford Mondeo range. The Qashqai n-tec+ also outsold the Kia Sportage and Hyundai ix35 combined too.
With its enhanced specification, the new Qashqai 360 is set to be an even bigger seller. Just like the n-tec+, the 360 features Nissan’s Connect with 360° Around View Monitor system, which integrates satnav with Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity along with four cameras to give a ‘helicopter view’ when parking. Standard equipment also includes 18-inch ‘Onyx’ alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and a panoramic roof.
But the Qashqai 360 boosts styling further adding part-leather trim with double white stitching, a gloss black gearlever surround, gloss black door handles and a leather armrest. Gloss black roof rails, door mirrors and ‘360’ badges mark out the exterior. In addition, a new pearlescent paint – Storm White – has been added to the range, providing the perfect contrast to the 360’s gloss black highlights. Storm White will be available for the same price as metallic paint at £500 extra.
The 360 package is available across all engine and transmission options and can be specified on both the Qashqai and Qashqai+2. Among the most popular variants is likely to be the 1.6 dCi diesel which incorporates stop/start technology for CO2 emissions of just 119g/km and 62.8mpg on the combined cycle. The Qashqai 360 is on sale now, costs from £19,945 and features: 
EXTERIOR INTERIOR
? Gloss black roof rails ? Nissan Connect with 360° Around View Monitor
? Gloss black mirror caps ? Part-leather seats with white double stitching
? 18" 'Onyx' alloy wheels ? Panoramic glass roof
? Rear privacy glass ? Gloss black door handles
? '360' Exterior badges ? Gloss black gear shift surround
? Leather covered armrests
? Aluminium pedals

Qashqai 5 door OTR Price
Qashqai 360 1.6 (117PS) 5-speed manual £19,945
Qashqai 360 1.6 (117PS) CVT £21,245
Qashqai 360 1.6 (117PS) + Stop/Start System 5-speed manual £20,195
Qashqai 360 1.5 dCi (110PS) 6-speed manual £21,645
Qashqai 360 2.0 (140PS) 6-speed manual £21,645
Qashqai 360 2.0 (140PS) CVT £22,945
Qashqai 360 1.6 dCi (130PS) + Stop/Start System 6-speed manual £23,145
Qashqai 360 1.6 dCi (130PS) + Stop/Start System 6-speed manual 4WD £24,695
Qashqai 360 2.0 dCi (150PS) 6-speed auto 4WD £25,895

Qashqai+2 OTR Price
Qashqai+2 360 1.6 (117PS) 5-speed manual £21,095
Qashqai+2  360 1.6 (117PS) + Stop/Start System 5-speed manual £21,345
Qashqai+2 360 1.5 dCi (110PS) 6-speed manual £22,795
Qashqai+2 360 2.0 (140PS) 6-speed manual £22,845
Qashqai+2 360 2.0 (140PS) CVT 4WD £25,695
Qashqai+2 360 1.6 dCi (130PS) + Stop/Start System 6-speed manual £24,295
Qashqai+2 360 1.6 dCi (130PS) + Stop/Start System 6-speed manual 4WD £ 25,845
Qashqai+2 360 2.0 dCi (150PS) 6-speed auto 4WD £ 27,095

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2013 Fiat 500e Rated for 108 MPGe on the Highway

Fiat unveiled its latest Fiat 500e electric car for 2013. The 2013 Fiat 500e is rated at 122 MPGe in city driving and 108 MPGe on the highway. The highway driving figure is best among EVs.
The Fiat 500e features an all-new, battery-electric powertrain with 111 hp and recharges in less than four hours with a Level 2 (240 volt) on-board charging module. The Fiat 500e will go on sale in California starting in the second quarter of this year.
Like the Spark EV, the 500e has more power than its gasoline-powered sibling, although in the case of the Fiat, the difference is only 10 hp, compared to the 50-hp difference between the gas-powered Spark and the Spark EV.
The 2013 500e, which is the electric version of the 500, is powered by a 111 horsepower electric motor. It recharges in less than 4 hours with a 240-volt outlet. The exterior of the 500e remains almost identical to the gas powered 500 models, but gets distinctive styling cues that also contribute to a 13 percent improvement in aerodynamics.

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2013 Fiat 500e Offers Unsurpassed 108 Highway MPGe Rating and Class-Leading 87 Miles of Driving Range
  • Industry-best 108 MPGe highway rating
  • Best-in-class EPA combined city/highway estimated driving range of 87 miles
  • Unsurpassed frugality with EPA-estimated annual fuel-equivalent cost of $500
  • EPA fuel consumption rate of just 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles
  • Fiat 500e arrives at FIAT Studios in California in second-quarter 2013
  • January 4, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated the stylish Fiat 500e's highway-cycle performance at 108 MPGe, which is unsurpassed by any electric vehicle (EV) on the U.S. market.

MPGe is the EPA-devised measure for determining how many miles an EV can travel on a quantity of battery-generated electricity that has same energy content as a gallon of gasoline.
EPA testing also has indicated that, when fully charged, the Fiat 500e will travel about 87 miles, which is best-in-class and better than all U.S.-market EVs produced by high-volume manufacturers.
In addition, the EPA estimates the annual cost to power the Fiat 500e is, coincidentally, $500.
The estimate is calculated by factoring electricity price projections into 15,000 miles of travel at a vehicle's combined city/highway performance rating. The Fiat 500e has a 116-MPGe city/highway rating; its city-cycle rating is 122 MPGe.
“The FIAT brand is about unique Italian style, fuel efficiency and great value. Now we have taken a page from our own playbook to change the expectations of what an electric vehicle can be,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of FIAT Brand North America. “Our environmentally sexy Fiat 500e offers a design proposition like no other, while delivering unsurpassed MPGe and class-leading range making our 500e a serious contender in the market.”
EPA testing estimates the car’s energy-consumption rate at just 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles. Further, the Fiat 500e scores a perfect "10" on two EPA scales that reward vehicles for low tailpipe emissions.
The battery-electric Fiat 500e is, of course, a zero-emissions vehicle.
The 2013 500e builds on the Fiat brand's successful small-car formula, while adding an all-new, battery-electric powertrain that produces 111 horsepower (83 kW). It recharges in less than 4 hours with its Level 2 (240 volt) on-board charging module (OBCM).
Supplementing its distinctive styling cues are eight efficiency-inspired exterior enhancements that contribute to a 13 percent improvement in aerodynamics, compared with the already fashionable Fiat 500 Lounge.
The Fiat 500e arrives at FIAT Studios in California in second-quarter 2013.

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Car Overview: 2013 Audi Glacier [white]

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Mitsubishi Outlander Turbo

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Detroit Auto Show: 2014 Audi R8 and RS5 Cabriolet

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The 2014 Audi R8 and RS5 Cabriolet will be unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show.
The 2014 R8 is offered with three different engine variants: the R8 V8, the R8 V10 and the R8 V10 Plus. The 2014 R8 is now more dynamic and powerful than ever before thanks to numerous improvements, including a newly developed seven-speed S tronic transmission that helped improve the 0-60 mph time by 0.3 seconds on the R8 V10 Plus. At the top of the range is the new R8 V10 Plus with 550 horsepower and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. Equipped with the S tronic, it catapults from zero to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 196 mph. It weighs approximately 100 lbs. less than the R8 V10 due to utilizing carbon fiber side blades, front splitter, rear diffuser, spoiler; a smaller fuel tank; manual Alcantara seats and ceramic brakes.
The RS 5 Cabriolet shares the same look and specifications as the RS 5 Coupe, though it offers the open top experience. Power comes from a 450-hp 4.2-liter V8 engine that will propel the car from 0 to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds, all while achieving 18 mpg combined, helping it to avoid the gas guzzler tax. For looks, a matte aluminum frame wraps the large front grille and lower lip of the car, while Xenon plus wedge-shaped headlamps and LED strips sit above two large air intaks that are imbedded in the front apron.
Inside, the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet's driver-centric cabin reprises the look of the RS 5 Coupe with chrome, carbon fiber and aluminum accent elements setting off a basic black motif that includes a flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel, deeply bolstered sport buckets trimmed in Nappa leather and Alcantara and alloy sport pedals. When the aft quarters are not occupied, the rear seatbacks can be flipped down to add a touch more practicality to the mix.

Press Release
Debut of the 2014 Audi R8 and Audi RS 5 Cabriolet at the North American International Auto Show
  • New 2014 Audi R8 improves in performance and efficiency through new S tronic® transmission
  • New 2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet now available in the U.S.
  • Audi to introduce more models at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)

Audi of America announces the U.S. debut of the much anticipated 2014 Audi R8 model line and new Audi RS 5 Cabriolet at the NAIAS. The iconic R8 represents the pinnacle of Audi performance while the RS 5 Cabriolet combines track-tested engineering with the freedom of open air driving. The four-seat convertible with a cloth soft top entices with a unique combination of elegance and power. The R8 and RS models are engineered to perform on the track and also for comfortable weekend drives.
“Coming off the momentum we’ve built with the launch of the all-new Audi S models, the new Audi R8 and RS 5 Cabriolet further invigorate the next chapter of our Audi performance models,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “We know that driving enthusiasts are excited to have these cars come to our shores, but they will be even more thrilled to know this is just the beginning.”
2014 Audi R8
The R8 is the pinnacle of the Audi model lineup that comprises of three different engine variants: the R8 V8, the R8 V10 and the R8 V10 Plus. The high performance sports car is now more dynamic and powerful than ever before thanks to numerous improvements, including a newly developed seven-speed S tronic® transmission that helped improve the 0-60 mph time by 0.3 seconds on the R8 V10 Plus.
The new seven-speed S tronic double-clutch transmission significantly boosts the performance of the Audi R8.The new S tronic transmission also improves driving comfort with smoother shifts.
At the top of the range is the new R8 V10 Plus with 550 horsepower and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. Equipped with the S tronic, it catapults from zero to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 196 mph. It weighs approximately 100 lbs. less than the R8 V10 due to utilizing carbon fiber side blades, front splitter, rear diffuser, spoiler; a smaller fuel tank; manual Alcantara® seats and ceramic brakes.
To further enhance the Audi R8 design, several aesthetic adjustments are added throughout the vehicle. Some of the most noticeable changes are the newly structured LED headlights that are now standard on all models, the hexagonal Singleframe® grille, new side mirrors and the large, round tailpipe trims are the most obvious elements. The rear lights of all models include the innovative dynamic turn signals.
The Audi R8 V10 with the S tronic completes the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.4 seconds and generates 525 horsepower with 391 lb.-ft. of torque. It has a top speed of 195 mph. The Audi R8 V8 FSI® produces 430 horsepower and 317 lb.-ft. of torque. In combination with the seven-speed S tronic, it accelerates the R8 V8 from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 186 mph.
All Audi R8 models have the option of the gated 6-speed manual transmission or the S tronic transmission. The Audi R8 Spyder is available with the V8 and V10 engine. The R8 V10 Plus is available as a coupe only.
2014 Audi R8 Specifications:
Engine Horsepower
R8 V8 4.2 FSI 430 hp
R8 V10 5.2 FSI 525 hp
R8 V10 Plus 5.2 FSI 550 hp
2014 RS 5 Cabriolet
The highly successful RS 5 coupe extends its model series with the addition of this high-end soft-top, which entices with a unique combination of prestige and power. With nearly identical performance numbers as the coupe, the RS 5 Cabriolet is powered by a high-revving, naturally aspirated V8 engine with FSI direct injection. Its 4.2 liter engine outputs 450 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 317 lb.-ft. between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. With a curb weight of 4,420 lbs., the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet launches from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. The car’s top speed is limited to 174 mph; while at the same time having a class leading fuel economy* and no gas guzzler tax.
The exterior and interior of the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet retains the essence of the RS 5 Coupe. When the top is down it only requires 2.12 cu-ft. of its 13.42 cu-ft. trunk volume. The split rear seatbacks can be folded over individually, and a load-through hatch from the trunk to the rear seating area improves ease of access functionality. Special reinforcements contribute to the convertible body’s high rigidity, and aluminum front fenders compensate for some of the added weight of the reinforcements.
The new LED light strips illuminate the headlights and taillights without any conventional incandescent lamps. Like the lights, the rear bumper was also redesigned; its diffuser is now much higher, and a honeycomb screen insert encloses the two large elliptical tailpipes of the exhaust system. On the trunk lid there is a subtle matte carbon spoiler lip for additional downforce.
The sport seats have power adjustments, high side panels for optimal lateral support, integrated head restraints, a lumbar support and a pull-out thigh support. They are upholstered in a combination of leather and Alcantara or in the optional black or lunar silver Fine Nappa leather. All leather types are pigmented to reduce heating by sunlight. At the press of a button, the soft top opens and closes automatically in 15 seconds and 17 seconds respectively – even when driving at speeds of up to 30 mph. On hot summer days when the top is down, drivers can select the optional climate-controlled seats for added comfort.
2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet Specifications:
Engine
4.2 FSI
Horsepower
450 hp
Fuel Economy
16 city / 22 highway / 18 combined
The Audi R8 and RS 5 Cabriolet will both go on sale in Spring 2013.

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2013 Chevrolet Sail sedan revealed for India

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General Motors India has released the first details for the 2013 Sail sedan. The upcoming Sail sedan is the sedan version of the recently launched Sail U-VA and is expected to be powered by the same petrol and diesel engines found in the hatchback.
The Chevrolet Sail will be powered by the 1.3-litre SMARTECH turbo-charged oil burner and the 1.2-litre SMARTECH motor doing duty in the Sail U-VA. Power and torque figures are expected to be a tad lower due to the added weight of the trunk.
The advanced infotainment system of the car will include FUN WIDE Bluetooth phone pairing & music streaming.
The Sail sedan has put tireless amount of kms on its odometer already, as India is the first market in the world where the Sail gets a diesel heart.

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Car Overview: 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Shelby to Debut 2 New Vehicles at Detroit Auto Show

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Shelby American has announced plans to Unveiling Two New Vehicles in Detroit Auto Show.
Gary Patterson, Shelby American vice president of operations, confirmed via the company's Web site that one of those two vehicles destined for the Detroit show will be a wide body version of the 2013 Super Snake. Patterson says the wide body design, which will also be available as a retrofit kit for 2005-2009 Mustangs, will allow for rear tires as wide as 355.
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Citroen has launched the DS3 DStyle and DSport Red special editions. The Red model adds extra equipment and a Red Touch interior and exterior pack. Price from £15,655.
Available in either DStyle or DSport trims and in either Polar White or Perla Neta Black, the red touches give the DS3 a sportier flair similar to the limited-edition DS3 Racing.
The DS3 DStyle Red gets Citroen’s ‘Connect Signature’ - that's Bluetooth and USB connectivity in plain English, while the DSport Red gets a ‘City Signature’ pack. Automatic headlights and wipers, rear parking sensors, electric heated and folding door mirrors, an electrochrome rear view mirror, interior mood lighting and a front central armrest are all included.
The exterior finish is matched with white or black 16-inch ‘Ashera’ alloy wheels on DStyle Red models and white or black 17-inch ‘Bellone’ alloys on DSport Red variants.
Under the hood, the DStyle Red is available with a VTi 120 petrol engine or an e-HDi 90 diesel engine. Likewise, the DSport Red offers a THP 155 petrol engine or an e-HDi 115 diesel engine.

Press Release
CITROËN LAUNCHES NEW DS3 RED SPECIAL EDITIONS
  • Citroën announces new DS3 DStyle Red & DSport Red special editions
  • Available in Polar White or Perla Nera Black with exclusive ‘Red Touch’ interior & exterior
  • New Red special editions emphasise DS3’s styling & desirability
  • Additional equipment specified as standard

Citroën has launched an exciting range of DS3 Red special editions for the New Year. The new models are based on DS3’s existing DStyle and DSport trim levels, with exclusive styling cues and additional standard equipment. The special edition DS3 Red range is available now, priced from just £15,655.
A TOUCH OF RED
Complementing the Polar White or Perla Nera Black body colours, all DS3 Red models come with an exclusive ‘Red Touch’ interior and exterior pack, which includes a ‘Sport Red’ roof and door mirrors. Also specific to the Red range is the striking ‘Sport Red’ finish to the front grille and chevrons. Inside, the vibrant red customisation continues with a matching red dashboard and door handle surrounds.
Matching the exterior body colour chosen by the customer, DS3 Red models come with white or black 16-inch ‘Ashera’ alloy wheels on DStyle Red models and white or black 17-inch ‘Bellone’ alloys on DSport Red versions. All wheels come complete with ‘Sport Red’ centre caps.
SPECIAL EDITIONS OFFERING MORE
DS3 DStyle Red models are available, as standard, with Citroën’s ‘Connect Signature’ pack, which includes Bluetooth® and USB connectivity, plus an enhanced Hi-Fi system and additional speakers for superior sound quality.
The ‘City Signature’ pack, which comes as standard on DSport Red versions, consists of automatic headlights and wipers, rear parking sensors, electric heated and folding door mirrors, an electrochrome rear view mirror, interior mood lighting and a front central armrest. All DSport Red versions are also specified, as standard, with Bluetooth®, USB connectivity and the same enhanced Hi-Fi system as specified in DStyle Red.
ENGINE OPTIONS & PRICES
DS3 DStyle Red is available with either a VTi 120 petrol engine or an e-HDi 90 Airdream diesel engine that produces just 98g/km of CO2. The DS3 DSport Red is powered by a THP 155 petrol engine, with a 6-speed manual gearbox, or an e-HDi 115 Airdream diesel, also with a 6-speed manual transmission.

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Car Overview: 2013 Mazda 5

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Car Overview: 2013 Toyota RAV4

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