Archive for May, 2012

New Ford Focus ST priced from £21,995 in Britain

Category: Ford | Author: | Date: May 30th, 2012

British customers should be happy as Ford officially released pricing figures for the new Focus ST, the sporty version of the well-known model.

The American model will arrive in the UK on June 1st in two versions: five-door hatchback and station wagon. Under the bonnet we will find a 2.0-liter petrol unit developing 247 horsepower coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox.

2012 Ford Focus ST

2012 Ford Focus ST

If you opt for the Focus ST, then most probably you are not very interested in the fuel consumption figures. However, Ford says that the ST model returns a fuel economy of 39,2mpg UK with CO2 emissions of 169 g/km.
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New Peugeot 301 Sedan unveiled

Category: Peugeot | Author: | Date: May 24th, 2012

The Peugeot 301 is an entry-level sedan scheduled to debut later this year at the Paris Auto Show, an event which starts in September.

The new sedan measures 4,440mm long and sports a modern appearance even though the company says that it is orientated more to the emerging markets.

2012 Peugeot 301

2012 Peugeot 301

The new Peugeot 301 will be built in Spain, first units following to be delivered somewhere in November to Europe, Africa and Asia. Under the bonnet we find a 1.2-liter VTi engine offering 70 horsepower.
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Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid announced

Category: Porsche | Author: | Date: May 16th, 2012

Porsche unveiled the pre-production variant of the new 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid, a model seen for the first time two years ago at the Geneva Motor Show.

The end of 2013 will mark the production’s beginning with prices starting from $845,000 in the United States.

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder

The new Porsche 918 Spyder is a supercar motivated by a powerful 4.0-liter V8 engine developing more than 500 horsepower and two electric motors placed on the front and rear axle which bring another 220 horses.
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Audi e-bike set for 2012 Wörthersee Tour debut

Category: Audi | Author: | Date: May 12th, 2012

Audi prepared few novelties for this year’s edition of the Wörthersee Tour, namely an electric bike and few concepts based on the Q3 concepts.

This time we will focus on the two-wheel vehicle, the Audi e-bike, a bicycle which uses an electric motor able to offer 3hp and 250 Nm of torque but also has the conventional pedals.

Audi e-bike

Audi e-bike

Other features include 26-inch CFRP wheels, a carbon fiber frame which houses the lithium-ion battery which has a capacity of 530 Wh.
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2013 Volvo XC90 in the spotlight

Category: Volvo | Author: | Date: May 6th, 2012

Volvo has released details and photos of the revised version of the XC90, a crossover SUV which receives few aesthetic tweaks at the interior and exterior.

Power comes from a 3.2-liter six-cylinder unit able to deliver 240 horsepower and 236 lb-ft (320Nm) of torque linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.

2013 Volvo XC90

2013 Volvo XC90

The Swedish model is offered with a front-wheel drive system but you can get an all-wheel drive system at an additional cost.
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Volkswagen Passat R-Line presented in Germany

Category: Volkswagen | Author: | Date: May 5th, 2012

Volkswagen has introduced the new R-Line version of the current Passat in Germany with prices starting from €30,225.

The new Passat R-Line is based on the Comfortline trim level and adds several aesthetic improvements at the exterior such as new front and rear bumpers, side sills, a new rear spoiler, R-Line logos and chrome tailpipes.

Volkswagen Passat R-Line

Volkswagen Passat R-Line

The Passat R-Line is available both as a Sedan and Estate, new 17-inch Mallory alloy wheels along with silver roof rails being available as well.
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2013 Fiat Linea in the spotlight

Category: Fiat | Author: | Date: May 4th, 2012

Here we have the first photos and details for the new Fiat Linea, a model which receives a subtle facelift treatment.

To begin with, the exterior improvements include a new front bumper, revised side skirts, new alloy wheels and also a redesigned rear end.

2013 Fiat Linea

2013 Fiat Linea

Entering the cabin you will find a complete new look, a premium audio system, improved air conditioning and redesigned center console.
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Subaru BRZ Coupe gets UK pricing

Category: Subaru | Author: | Date: May 1st, 2012

Subaru has released official pricing figures for the new BRZ Coupe in the United Kingdom. The new Subaru BRZ Coupe is scheduled to enter the British market this summer with prices starting from £24,995.

Opting for the entry-level SE model you will get leather steering wheel, keyless Smart Entry system, a six-speaker audio system, iPod connectivity and also leather-wrapped gearshift lever.

Subaru BRZ Coupe

Subaru BRZ Coupe

The Japanese model is available with a 2.0-liter engine and a standard six-speed manual transmission.
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