Archive for March, 2013

The electric car, Renault Zoe.

Category: Renault | Author: | Date: March 30th, 2013

Have you heard about the new Renault Zoe? It is an electric car!

I am sure that all the cars that are electric are new for everyone. It is known that they are a new generation of cars, and it is for sure that people will buy it. A car like Renault Zoe, is powered by 60 kW.

Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe

It is a pretty little car, in my opinion, perfect for the ladies. The advantage of having a Renault Zoe is the fact that it has “zero-emission” so you can drive and also protect the environment. The size allows you to park it in small places. Its battery can stay charged from six to eight hours.

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The new Volkswagen Golf VII

Category: Volkswagen | Author: | Date: March 30th, 2013

I don’t know if you heard about the new Golf, Volkswagen Golf VII. At 2013 New York Auto Show, it was named: “The 2013 World Car of the year.”

I will show you a picture, so you can make an idea about this new Volkswagen Golf VII. It looks like a perfect car for everyone, but now I will give you some details about the interior design and the engine also.

Volkswagen Golf VII

Volkswagen Golf VII

The interior design is very sophisticated. More than that, it feels like you were not in a car, but in a spacecraft. It also has a big navigation with touch screen display that allows you to make a phone call or to change the radio channel easier.

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New York International Auto Show: 2014 Toyota Highlander

Category: Toyota | Author: | Date: March 30th, 2013

Toyota Company has launched it’s new car. It is about the 2014 Toyota Highlander, showed at the 2013 New York International Auto Show.

What can we say about the new 2014 Toyota Highlander? Unlike the other models, this is larger. The design is even more attractive, with a big grill in the front end. With this new design, conjures us to a “monster car”.

2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Toyota Highlander

As to the interior, the new 2014 Toyota Highlander has 8 seats. We can say that it is a perfect car for a family or any trip around the world. It has leather all over which gives an elegant and sophisticate design. You can see it in the picture below.

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The new 2013 Seat Leon SC

Category: Seat | Author: | Date: March 30th, 2013

I should start by saying that the new 2013 Seat Leon SC, was presented for the first time in Geneva. Compared to the others models, Seat Company has declared that it is the lightest one.

The new 2013 Seat Leon SC, is made with the chassis technology of Volkswagen, called MQB. If we are were taking a look ar this new Seat, and the new Volkswagen Golf VII, we would also notice a resemblance in the interior, because of the centre console with touch screen.

Seat Leon SC

Seat Leon SC

An important detail is that the new car, 2013 Seat Leon SC, will be made in Barcelona (Spain), by Martorell Factory. It has an 1.6 TDi engine and a number of new safety systems.

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Holden Cruze 2014 details revealed

Category: Holden | Author: | Date: March 16th, 2013

A month ahead of the launch, Holden (Australian Chevrolet) gives us more information on the 2014 Cruze. Designed for the australian buyer, the 2014 Cruze is said to be “the best handling, best performing Holden Cruze to date”.

For all those that are interested in the 2014 Cruze, you have 3 levels to choose from: the entry level is the Equipe, replacing the Cruze CD. The mid level is the Cruze CDX and top of the line is the sporty Cruze SRi and SRi-V.

Holden Cruze

Holden Cruze

The Equipe comes with the possibility of choosing from 3 engines. The first is a 1.8 liter, 141hp 4 cylinder petrol engine. The second is a 2.0 liter, 163hp, 4 cylinder diesel. And the third is a 1.4 liter, turbocharged petrol engine that will generate 140hp.
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Renault announced price for the Captur

Category: Renault | Author: | Date: March 16th, 2013

A couple of months ago, Renault announced the Captur, a crossover based on the Clio. Built to rival the Opel Mokka or the Nissan Juke, Peugeot finally released its official pricing.

The price can range from 15.500 up to 22.700 euro, depending on the trims. From the lowest to the highest level, the said trim are named Life, Zen, Business and the top of the range Intens. Life comes with a very economic 3 cylinder turbo engine, the Energy TCe 90 while the top spec Intens will use a DCi 90ps diesel engine.

Renault Captur

Renault Captur

The gear boxes you will have available are a 5 speed manual, 6 speed manual for the 1.2 liter turbo and for the Intens the 6 speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) automatic.
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2012 was good to Porsche

Category: Porsche | Author: | Date: March 16th, 2013

Last year, Porsche managed to set a new record in sales: 143.096 units, up from 108.053. And although the Porsche 911, the manufacturer’s legendary car, has seen the highest growth (49%), it was not its top-seller.

Porsche’s most sold vehicle was the Cayenne SUV, with 77.822 units. I, personally, have never been a big fan of the Cayenne. I know it is german quality and high-performance on and off the road, but I never took a liking to it.

Porsche Cayman

Porsche Cayman

Although I understand why it sold so well. Considering the increased demand in the USA, the fastest growing market, it’s no wonder it made top seller. It is estimated that out of four Porsches sold worldwide, one was in the US.
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The low prices of Dacia Duster Adventure

Category: Dacia | Author: | Date: March 15th, 2013

For the last few years many car makers started producing more reasonable vehicles. The focus has shifted from power and performance to fuel and cost efficiency.

While many companies struggle to keep afloat in this economy, Dacia seems to be blooming. And it’s all because they deliver cheap, simple cars that work (most of the time).

Dacia Duster Adventure

Their range now includes hatchbacks, sedans, minivans and SUVs, up from just a couple of models. Dacia Duster Adventure, the limited edition SUV from the Romanian manufacturer, will go on sale in April in more than 16 countries.
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Opel Ampera braves the sea

Category: Opel | Author: | Date: March 15th, 2013

Icy roads in Europe are a common sight in the cold season. So Opel decided to prove how well the Ampera performs in low temperatures and driving on ice.

And what better place to do that than the Baltic Sea, portions of which are frozen over this time of year. So Opel took the Ampera and a number of journalists and set off for Estonia.

Opel Ampera

The Opel Ampera drove stretches of ice up to 10km long, in below freezing temperature. Down to -10° Celsius, the Ampera can run solely on electric power, courtesy of its 150 horsepower electric motor.
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Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 on sale in October

Category: Mercedes | Author: | Date: March 15th, 2013

Mercedes-Benz released pictures and details on its largest SUV yet: the 6×6 G63 AMG. It is big, it is powerful, it is menacing, and it is road-legal.

Not that you would want to drive this car on any road. No, you would want to search the worst route possible to get from point A to point B just so you can enjoy what this vehicle has to offer.

Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6

Weighting in at 3.8 tons, the G63 AMG 6×6 is powered by a 5.5 liter, bi turbo V8 engine from AMG capable of producing 536 horsepower. All this power goes to its 6 wheels via a 7 speed 7g-tronic automatic transmission.
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