Archive for March, 2012

Renault Grand Kangoo van officially revealed

Category: Renault | Author: | Date: March 29th, 2012

The French people from Renault released photos and details on the 2013 Grand Kangoo van, a seven-seat model scheduled to go on sale in the home market starting next month.

The new Renault Grand Kangoo gets a new row of foldable seats in order to accommodate up to seven passengers.

2013 Renault Grand Kangoo

2013 Renault Grand Kangoo

The several layout combinations of the interior permit the clients to adapt the model to family or business purposes.
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Racing version of the 2013 Dodge Dart officially unveiled

Category: Dodge | Author: | Date: March 26th, 2012

The Americans from Dodge decided to unveil the racing variant of the new Dodge Dart, a model which will compete in the Global RallyCross Championship.

Compared to the production model, the new Dart racer is fitted with a 2.0-liter turbo engine delivering 600 horsepower and 745 Nm of torque.

2012 Dodge Dart GCR

2012 Dodge Dart GCR

Behind the steering wheel of the American vehicle will sit Travis Pastrana, a well-known name in the motorsport industry.
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Peugeot 508 RXH priced from £33,695 in the UK

Category: Peugeot | Author: | Date: March 16th, 2012

The French people from Peugeot released official pricing for the 508 RXH Crossover and 508 Hybrid4 Sedan in the United Kingdom.

The 508 RXH starts from £33,695 while the sedan version is slightly cheaper at £31,450, both models being available for order with deliveries scheduled to begin in May.

Peugeot 508 RXH Crossover

Peugeot 508 RXH Crossover

Both models benefit from a hybrid powertrain which includes an electric motor and a 2.0-liter HDi diesel for a total of 200 horsepower.

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Renault Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 Edition unveiled

Category: Renault | Author: | Date: March 14th, 2012

Renault released official pricing and details for the new Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7, a special edition which will be available starting today in Austria, Belgium, France, Spain and Switzerland.

The French model starts from €27,900 in the home market and as mentioned above, Renault accepts orders for the new special edition starting March 14.

Renault Clio RS Red Bull Racing RB7

Renault Clio RS Red Bull Racing RB7

At the exterior, the Clio R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 features a matte black finish with yellow side mirrors, rear diffuser and front blade.
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Dodge Avenger V6 (SE) starts at $21,495

Category: Dodge | Author: | Date: March 13th, 2012

It seems that the Americans from Dodge are looking forward to increase their sales as they announced a new entry-level version of the Avenger, a model which becomes the most affordable in the range.

The company prices the new model at $21,495 which is about $2,500 less than the SXT Plus version which follows. The new Dodge Avenger SE V6 is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar unit delivering 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque.

Dodge Avenger SE V6

Dodge Avenger SE V6

The V6 engine is coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission and is able to return a highway fuel consumption of 29mpg.

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Infiniti to produce the FX Sebastian Vettel Edition

Category: Infiniti | Author: | Date: March 12th, 2012

The Japanese folks from Infiniti officially confirmed today through a press release that the FX Sebastian Vettel special edition will enter the series production, only 200 units following to be built.

Infiniti presented the FX Sebastian Vettel model for the first time as a concept car but they decided to produce the special model dedicated to the German Formula One racing driver.

Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel concept

Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel concept

Under the bonnet we will find a 5.0-liter V8 engine capable to deliver 414 horsepower, enough resources for a 0-100 km/h sprint in 5,6 seconds and a top speed of 300 km/h.
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Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon unveiled

Category: Chevrolet | Author: | Date: March 11th, 2012

Chevrolet decided to introduce a family-orientated version of the new Cruze at the Geneva Motor Show, namely the station wagon variant.

The model in question shared the stage with its smaller hatchback brother but however it was the main attraction of the stand.

Chevrolet Cruze station wagon

Chevrolet Cruze station wagon

The American manufacturer plans to offer the Cruze station wagon with a 1.6-liter, a 1.8-liter and also a 1.4-liter turbo petrol engine.
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Meet the 2013 Ferrari California

Category: Ferrari | Author: | Date: March 10th, 2012

The all-new F12 Berlinetta was not the only novelty of the Italian manufacturer at the Geneva Motor Show this year. The 2013 California is also a new model which met the public for the first time at the major automotive event which captivated the entire world.

If the F12 Berlinetta is a completely new model in range, the new Ferrari California is actually a facelift variant of the current model, a vehicle which receives few aesthetic and performance boost.

2013 Ferrari California

2013 Ferrari California

To be more precise, the 4.3-liter V8 unit which sits under the bonnet is able to deliver 483 horses and 505 Nm of torque, with about 30hp more than the current California.
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Hyundai debuts i-oniq concept at Geneva

Category: Hyundai | Author: | Date: March 9th, 2012

The South Koreans from Hyundai revealed a futuristic concept at the Geneva Motor Show, namely the i-oniq, a sporty coupe prototype which uses a hybrid powertrain.

It packs a 1.0-liter petrol engine delivering 60 horsepower but also an electric motor powered by a 55 kW generator. When used as hybrid, the model offers a total driving range of 700km.

Hyundai i-oniq concept

Hyundai i-oniq concept

If you opt for the fully electric variant, the model can run around 120 kilometers with zero emissions.

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All-new Mitsubishi Outlander announced

Category: Mitsubishi | Author: | Date: March 7th, 2012

Mitsubishi unveiled today the new Outlander, a model which reaches its third generation being scheduled to hit the showrooms this summer.

At the first glance, the 2013 Outlander is quite similar to the PX-MiEV Concept unveiled by the Japanese company at the Tokyo Motor Show last year.

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

Of course, Mitsubishi had to adapt the appearance to a level which can be mass produced but they managed to find the balance in this regard.
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