Archive for October, 2013

Brand new product from Maserati

Category: Maserati | Author: | Date: October 19th, 2013

Until now, I am sure that many of you assumed that the next all-new product from Maserati would be the Levante SUV based on the Kubang concept. While rumors of a smaller sedan have been circulating, it appeared to be farther down the pipeline.

Now with the new Quattroporte’s growth into a proper S-Class/7 Series/A8 competitor, the Ghibli is jumping ahead in the line to do battle in the higher-volume and arguably more important E-Class/5 Series/A6 segment.

Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli

It is not a traditional sedan, the styling will be four door coupe in the vein of the Audi A7.

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2014 Nissan GT-R has a new design

Category: Nissan | Author: | Date: October 19th, 2013

The 2014 Nissan GT-R has made the most significant changes to its exterior design and engine.The basic proportions remain the same, while the headlights and aerodynamic package are likely to receive a big makeover in an effort to further maximize downforce and high-speed stability.

The GT-R will employ some electronic device to help boost the mpg numbers.

2014 Nissan GT-R

2014 Nissan GT-R

Nissan is looking at two potential options, the first is a hybrid system. One possible future was the hybridized and downsized to 3.7 liters VR38DETT fitted to the Infiniti Essence concept car first seen at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show that produced an estimated 600 combined horsepower. Engineers are also evaluating a hybrid system similar to that of the Infiniti M35h.

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2014 Buick Verano the new luxury sedan

Category: Buick | Author: | Date: October 19th, 2013

The 2014 Buick Verano is an entry-level compact luxury sedan tasked primarily with snaring up young drivers, with high hopes they’ll stick with the brand. The Verano compact luxury sedan is offered in four trim levels: Verano, Verano Convenience Group, Verano Leather Group, and Verano Premium Group.

Verano comes with 18-inch wheels, foglights, cruise control, remote engine start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 7-inch touch screen, Bluetooth connectivity, OnStar, satellite radio.

2014 Buick Verano

2014 Buick Verano

The Convenience Group adds a blind-spot warning system and rear parking sensors, while the Leather Group adds a push-start button, leather upholstery with heated seats for front passengers, and a premium Bose audio system.

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2014 Volkswagen Golf

Category: Volkswagen | Author: | Date: October 17th, 2013

The 2014 Volkswagen Golf owns an engine of 2.5 L Inline 5-cylinder, front wheel drive, a 6-speed transmission shiftable automatic, 170 hp at 5700 rpm and fuel economy 23/33 mpg.

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf

The car has a dramatically reduced weight and a more efficient base engine. The new Golf looks familiar, with new headlights and taillights and slightly crisper styling being the main changes for the new model.
The Golf is 2.2 inches longer and a half-inch wider than its predecessor, it has a lowered roof line with more than an inch.

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf

The new Golf weighs in 220 pounds lighter than before, helping to improve fuel economy and is expected to use a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that returns better fuel economy than the current 2.5-liter five-cylinder with at least 35 mpg on the highway. It also can be a 2.0-liter diesel model and a GTI with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf

It is certain to offer some sophisticated safety technology for its class, including drowsy driver detection and multi-collision braking that just stops the car after an accident to avoid a second impact with oncoming traffic.
The Golf’s price should start just under $18,000. An electric Golf is expected to follow by the end of the year as a 2015 model.

Mini Cooper

Category: Mini | Author: | Date: October 17th, 2013

Mini’s Paceman is a practic crossover coupe. Mini has a conventional rear seat cup holders along with a 12V power outlet and an iPod holder. The Paceman features unique styling aft of the A-pillars that sets it apart from the rest of the MINI range.

Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper

The cabin contains a speedometer mounted in the center of the dash, the steering column-mounted tachometer can be configured with a digital speedometer to approximate a more conventional setup, while an optional Mini Connect infotainment system provides smartphone integration along with access to Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, RSS feeds and more.

Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper

The rear seats are perfectly capable of accommodating average-sized adults for around-town trips, in back, there’s room for 11.6 cubic feet of cargo, and 38.1 cubes can be had by folding down the rear seats.

Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper

The Paceman is offered in different trims. First powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 121 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is standard. Fuel economy is 35 mpg highway and 27 mpg in the city with the manual.
Second, the Cooper S Countryman is powered by a turbocharged engine that produces 181 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, a figure that rises to 192 lb-ft.

The Mazda 3

Category: Mazda | Author: | Date: October 17th, 2013

The Mazda3 has an interior rethink as thought-provoking as the original SKYACTIV concepts, it has the Mazda Connect, the new Human-Machine Interface, with controls easy reach, sight lines clear and the information that is displayed in front of the driver is pertinent to the task at hand.

2014 Mazda 3

2014 Mazda 3

Enter the Active Driving Display, a mirror reflection image that is projected on a clear panel, which rises up in front of the driver upon start-up. Vehicle speed, automatic cruise control settings, turn-by-turn Navi directions, and alerts from advanced safety systems will blink at you.

2014 Mazda 3

2014 Mazda 3

The 2.0-litre SKYACTIV mill whips up 155 horsepower, and 150 lb-ft of torque while the 2.5-litre SKYACTIV four, has 184 horsepower, and 185 lb-ft of torque, is giving 7.1 L/100 km City, and 5.0 L/100 km Highway, with i-ELOOP, very close to the 2.0-litre SKYACTIV mill, rated at 6.7 L/100 km City, and 4.7 L/100 km Highway, with the automatic.

2014 Mazda 3

2014 Mazda 3

Vision to the rear is not impacted by over sized head restraints. Rear occupants are getting bonus room, thanks to re-sculpted front seat backs.

Mini Rocketman

Category: Mini | Author: | Date: October 7th, 2013

The Mini Rocketman is only a concept for now, a 3+1 city car and measures just 3.4 meters in length, it uses carbon space frame construction to reduce weight, and it has funky pop-out doors and a pull-out ‘drawer’ style boot.

Mini does claim the car can achieve 94mpg with three liters per 100km.

The removable central control unit can be attached to a PC, allowing music and navigation data to be uploaded ready for your next journey.

BMW i3 Superminis

Category: BMW | Author: | Date: October 7th, 2013

The BMW i3 is a four-seat electric city car that uses technology developed in the prototype electric Mini E forms, the first part of BMW’s new i range of hi-tech electric and low-CO2 cars.

Inside, the car gives plenty of space for four adults, two digital displays offer plenty of tech to play with. It’s just 1,195kg, same as many conventional superminis.

Maximum power from the motor is a 170bhp, with pulling power of 184lb ft, enough to accelerate the i3 from 0-62mph in 7.2 seconds and give it a top speed of 93mph. The i3 should travel 80-100 miles on a single charge.

The price is starting from L25,680.

Peugeot 208 FE Hybrid

Category: Peugeot | Author: | Date: October 7th, 2013

Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE concept claim: 141mpg, 49g/km CO2 emissions, 0-62mph in 8.0 seconds, so a quite fast car thaw has a 1.2-litre petrol engine that powers the concept.

There are no door mirrors or handles, job done away with – a rear-view camera defeats the reduced visibility problem. It runs on 19 inch wheels with carbon inserts. The Hybrid FE is light, it is using lightweight body panels and it has polycarbonate glazing.

The drivetrain is a combination of a petrol engine, a electric motor and a manual transmission. The three-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol engine it turns out 68bhp. The electric motor attached to the batteries is extremely light, 7kg, it generates the power to the car and it provides the reverse function, with the six-speed manual only providing the six forward-moving gears. The 20 kgs batteries are mounted under the rear bench alongside the 25-litre fuel tank.

2015 Lexus GS F

Category: Lexus | Author: | Date: October 6th, 2013

Lexus Fs up its GS sedan for the first time ever, a completely Lexus GS sedan in F-style gear. Lexus’s high-performance F sub-brand is similar in concept to BMW’s M or Mercedes-Benz’s AMG.

The GS F would get a completely worked-over chassis, and perhaps even some enhancements to the body structure to further stiffen things up. The stacked exhaust finishers are an F signature, and the rear diffuser element and rear lip spoiler are spicier than even those of the GS F Sport.

It owns eight-cylinder power, which could mean a V-8 will slide into the larger GS F.
The starting price approaching $70,000.