Volvo Presents V60 Plug-In Hybrid R-Design Model

The Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid is one of the most successful hybrid vehicles in Europe and recorded great sales in the year 2013. Broadening the vehicle’s appeal, Volvo has unveiled the V60 plug-in hybrid in Volvo’s R-Design specification. The company has started taking bookings for the R-Design model with deliveries expected to begin from August this year. As far as the pricing goes, the Volvo V60 D6 AWD R-Design Lux Nav is available from £51,675, excluding the plug-in hybrid grant of £5000.

The exterior as well as the interior of the vehicle is quite unique. The exterior features R-Design grille and front bumper, 18-inch Ixion wheels and a rear diffuser. The interior gets a full R-Design theme that includes standard sports seats with black nubuck textile and perforated leather, sports pedals,, charcoal headlining and sports floor mats. The standard list of features also adds Volvo On Call. Powering the car



Mercedes-Benz Unveils 2014 SLS AMG Black Series: Details Inside

Mercedes-Benz has presented the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series, a Black Series model from Mercedes-AMG that is inspired by the SLS AMG GT3. Based on the AMG Lightweight Performance strategy, the car only weighs 3,417 pounds and achieves a power to weight ratio of 5.49 lb/horsepower. With such a brilliant power to weight ratio in hand, the SLS AMG Black Series delivers outstanding driving dynamics. Powering the 2014MY SLS AMG Black Series is a fine tuned AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine that puts out 622 hp and a peak torque of 468 lb-ft, making it the most powerful AMG-built vehicle with an internal combustion engine, to date.

With that much power on tap, the Black Series propels from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 196 mph. Paired to the mighty AMG powerhouse is AMG-built SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports automatic transmission that offers four



All New Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Unveiled: Details Inside

Expanding its lineup, Mercedes Benz has unveiled the all new 2014 Mercedes Benz CLA. The new four door coupe styled compact sedan takes its design cues from the Mercedes CLS and does not deviate much from the Concept Style Coupe on which it is based. Launched in the CLA250 specification, the car is expected to arrive in US dealerships come September. The exterior carries the radical design of the Concept Style Coupe and features seamless integration of convex and concave surfaces. There is a diamond look grille, a muscular hood with power domes, headlamps with flame effect, daytime running lights, a coupe-like sloping roof line, prominent character lines, optional panorama roof and more.

The premium look and feel of the CLA is also reflected on the inside, credit going to anthracite finished elements, black ash wood, burl walnut wood and aluminum trims. Other highlights include black piano-lacquer trim display with



Daimler-BYD Unveil Denza Electric Vehicle In Beijing

Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology, a joint venture between Daimler and BYD has unveiled their first production vehicle at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show.  Christened Denza, the all new electric vehicle shows off a perfect blend of Daimler’s expertise in safety technologies and BYD’s advancements in battery technology. The Denza is China’s first all-electric vehicle and is expected to go on sale in September 2014. Pricing will start from RMB 369,000. According to the creators of the car, it is the result of four years of research and development and finally the found the correct formulae for an electric urban commuter.

Denza has been intensively tested for 18 months and covered 1.2 million km across China with over 20 cars being crashed for safety tests. As per Daimler, the car is the first one to be tested under the C-NCAP (China New Car Assessment Program) consumer ratings and earns a



Bentley Hybrid Concept, Continental GT Speed, GT V8 S and Flying Spur Debut In Beijing

China is one of the most important markets for British marque Bentley and at this year’s Beijing Motor Show, the same has unveiled a range of models along with a hybrid concept. The lineup includes the Flying Spur V8, the new Continental GT V8 S, new Continental GT Speed and the Bentley Hybrid Concept. Based on the Bentley Mulsanne flagship model, the Hybrid Concept shows the electric future of Bentley and also focuses on making the best luxury vehicle even better. Being an electric car, Bentley has used copper on the exterior as well as interior, to highlight the electric character.

The Copper accents can be seen on the headlamps, the radiator grille and the entire leather cabin. While the official specifications are yet to be revealed, Bentley claims to have achieved a power gain of 25 % and a reduction of 70 % in the emissions, thanks to the



Audi TT Offroad Concept Unveiled At 2014 Beijing Motor Show

Audi has unveiled an all new hybrid concept car at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. This four door, radical looking concept is called Audi TT Offroad Concept and it is based on, you guessed it, the new generation Audi TT. The TT Offroad Concept is a capable utility vehicle which has a coupe-like styling and features a hybrid powertrain, meaning it would deliver astounding performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency. Powering the plug-in hybrid is a combination of drivetrains: a 2.0 liter TFSI petrol engine and two electric motors.

The 2.0 liter TFSI petrol heart produces 292 PS and peak torque of 380 Nm. Paired to the internal combustion engine via a separating clutch is an electric motor that delivers an additional 40 kW and peak torque of 220 Nm. There is a second electric motor as well that is mounted on the rear axle and produces 85 kW and 270



Citroen C-XR Concept SUV To Debut At Beijing Motor Show 2014

Citroen is going to debut an all new concept at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. Named Citroen C-XR Concept, the beautiful looking SUV will shape into a future model developed by Citroen and DongFeng. Since DongFeng will be involved in the production of the C-XR, it is likely to be a China-exclusive model initially. Shifting the attention to the C-XR Concept now, it is a Citroen’s contemporary take on the SUV and will be first utility product coming from Citroen-DongFeng joint venture. Compared to 2012, the SUV segment has shown a tremendous growth in the year 2013 in China and this motivated the duo to come up with an all new product.

The design of the C-XR Concept is stylish and compact, thanks to a number of bodily highlights including signature headlights with LED daytime running lights, C-shaped side signature that works as a visual link between the chrome-finished waistline



BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept Debuts At 2014 Beijing Motor Show

Making a bold statement at this year’s Beijing Motor Show is the Vision Future Luxury concept by BMW. The sedan concept, as its name says, is BMW’s vision for future vehicles and next generation models are certain to draw some inspiration from it. Starting with the design of the Vision Future Luxury, it is an evolution of the design language first seen on the Gran Lusso Coupe unveiled last year. At the front is a grille which is by far the biggest one we have seen on any BMW model so far. The massive grille is complemented by a pair of sleek laser headlights and air curtains that sit below the headlights.

The overall profile of the car is all about channeling air as efficiently as possible. Other exterior highlights include taut surfaces, a coupe like profile and a sloping trunk lid, all of which together reduce drag. A unique



2015 Mini Paceman Debuts At Auto China Beijing 2014

Mini has unveiled the updated, 2015 Mini Paceman at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. Shown in the new form, the car will come with a bunch of updates including a EU6 compliant engine range, a sportier cabin, updated design, new paint finishes, enhanced driving performance, optimized aerodynamics, new light alloy wheels and a more powerful Cooper S Paceman. On the outside the changes brought are subtle and hard to spot, but noticeably there are retouched lights, piano black exterior elements, new color options, new grille pattern and new alloy wheel designs.

Mini has also made LED daytime running lights and LED fog lights standard across the entire range. Cooper and Cooper D Paceman get a new 16-inch alloy wheel set that improves fuel efficiency. Cooper S and Cooper SD Paceman equip a 17-inch alloy wheel set while the JCW features Twin Spoke Black Burnished 18-inch alloy wheels. The changes on



Lexus NX Crossover Unveiled At Beijing Motor Show

Lexus has finally unveiled the hotly anticipated Lexus NX crossover at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. The sharply styled compact crossover will be available in three versions: a hybrid version, a regular petrol and a turbocharged petrol. Of the three, the turbocharged petrol engine is an all new unit developed by Lexus and will debut on the Lexus NX 200t. Lexus will offer the NX in front wheel drive and all wheel drive versions. Additionally, the models will also equip Lexus’s quick-response stop and start system.

The NX range will also come equipped with a host of innovative technologies and features. The long list of features includes a Lexus-first wireless charging tray for mobile phones, new Lexus Remote Touch Interface featuring a touchpad, new Panoramic View Monitor, blind spot monitor, head-up display and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The NX will be available in the following specifications: NX 200, NX 200t



Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe Concept Unveiled At Beijing Motor Show

For this year’s Beijing Motor Show, Volkswagen had a lot of products planned. First it was the Volkswagen Golf R 400 and now the German carmaker has unveiled the New Midsize Coupe concept at the show. The New Midsize Coupe strongly hints at what Volkswagen’s future sport sedan would look like. The same will be positioned below the Volkswagen Passat. Volkswagen says, the Coupe concept is a perfect blend of a saloon and a sports car. Dimension wise, the Coupe is 1422 mm in height, 4597 mm in length and has an overall width of 1838 mm.

It is the design of the car that makes it look sporty, thanks to its dynamic roof line, short overhangs, a short boot lid, swept-back C-pillars, long bonnet and muscular side and shoulder panels. Based on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform, the car was presented in a Dragon Red color which is



Mercedes-Benz Unveils All New Concept Coupe SUV

Talk about Coupe SUVs and the only word that crosses your mind is BMW X6. Until recently there was no competition to the X6 but with the unveiling of Mercedes Benz’s latest creation, it seems the threat is on its way. Mercedes Benz has unveiled the all new Concept Coupe SUV and for sure, it is one of the best attempts by any manufacturer at mixing the utility of an SUV with the sensuousness of a coupe. The design of concept is contemporary and imposing, credit goes to the high beltline, large wheel arches, muscular wings and massive 22 inch wheels.

In terms of dimensions, the 4-door, all wheel drive concept is nearly 5 meters long, 2 meters wide and has an overall height of 1.75 meters. The exterior is painted in Alu Beam color which is not only unique but reminds of the Mercedes Benz Silver Arrows from the



Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept Hatch Debuts In Beijing

Displaying the potential of their Golf R hatch, Volkswagen has unveiled the masculine Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. The number ‘400’ which the name ends with is actually the power output of car and yes, that is mind boggling. But not just performance, the Golf R 400 is also about style and comes with a pumped up body, new bumpers and seriously flared wheelarches. The Golf R 400 is based on the standard Golf R which, with its turbocharged engine, puts out 300 PS.

The Golf R 400 is developed by Volkswagen R GmbH and is powered by a modified version of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that powers the standard Golf R. The tweaked unit develops a massive 400 hp and 450 Nm of peak torque between 2,400 and 6,000 rpm. Compared to the output of the Golf R, the concept gains 100



Viking Concept By Lauge Jensen Motorcycles: Designed By Henrik Fisker

One of renowned Danish custom motorcycle builders Lauge Jensen, has unveiled its all new motorcycle in Monaco. Unveiled at the Top Marques show, the motorcycle was designed by Fisker co-founder Henrik Fisker. Henrik Fisker has previously worked as a design chief at both Aston Martin and BMW, and even contributed to the design of the Fisker Karma. Working together with Henrik Fisker on the deign of the new motorcycle was Anders Kirk Johansen, the owner of Lauge Jensen Motorcycles. As per the brand, the Viking Concept retains the look of a classic cruiser and features a unique rear section where the tank, rear fender and seat blend into each other seamlessly.

As per Fisker, this very seamless effect is unique in custom motorcycles. Powering the Viking Concept is a 45-degree V-twin engine that is first one to be complaint with Euro IV emissions. The V-twin puts out 100 hp of



Acura Unveils 2015 TLX At 2014 New York International Auto Show

Acura has unveiled the 2015 Acura TLX performance-luxury saloon at the 84th New York International Auto Show. Developed under the Red Carpet Athlete Theme, the 2015 TLX features an updated styling, new engines, new technologies and new transmission options. Powering the new TLX is two new, high-output direct injected i-VTEC petrol engines: a 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder unit that produces a decent 206 horses and peak torque of 182 lb.-ft, and a direct injected 3.5 liter SOHC i-VTEC V6 featuring Variable Cylinder Management that  produces 290 hp and peak torque of 267 lb.-ft.

The V6 engine offers 13 lb-ft and 10 hp more than the 2014 TL 3.5 liter engine. The standard 2.4 liter unit is mated with an all new 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with torque converter and becomes the world’s DCT  with a torque converter on a production vehicle. On the other hand, the more powerful 3.5 liter



Dodge Unveils 2015 Challenger At 2014 New York International Auto Show

Dodge has launched the 2015 Dodge Challenger which arrives with increased power, all new interior, segment first 8-speed auto gearbox, an all new Scat Pack model, Scat Pack Shaker trims and more. Dodge hasn’t given the Challenger a drastic makeover but has definitely made the new model look even more retro. Taking inspiration from the 1971 Challenger, Dodge has restyled the exterior with a redesigned bonnet with a larger bulge, a new split grille, projector fog lights, LED halo headlamps and LED taillamps.

The interior is all new and offers a perfect blend of a retro yet contemporary look and modern features. There is a new 1971-inspired high sill center console, aluminum bezels, driver-focused instrument panel, 14 interior colors and trims, leather high-performance seats and more. Technology upgrades include an all new 8.4-inch touchscreen media center featuring Uconnect Access system, electronic shifter, Keyless Enter ‘n Go with push button start



All-New Honda HR-V Compact SUV First Photos Released: Coming To US This Winter

At the 84th New York International Auto Show, Japanese marque Honda has released the first photos of the all new 2015 Honda HR-V compact SUV. Lately, the number of young buyers have increased by great numbers and therefore Honda wants to leave no stone unturned to grab the attention of this new class of buyers. Expanding its small car lineup, Honda also launched the 2015 Honda Fit subcompact car at the New York Auto Show. While the 2015 Fit will be available to the buyers right away, the all new Honda HR-V is scheduled to arrive in winters.

With these two new small cars, Honda is expecting a strong growth in the market. The HR-V features a compact and sleek design complemented by expressive character body lines. It is based on the same compact platform that underpins the new generation Fit but will offer more versatility and and space, thanks



Infiniti Q70 Long Wheelbase And QX80 Limited Edition Models Debut In New York

Premium carmaker Infiniti has unveiled two new limited edition models at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The new exclusive versions are based on two of Infiniti’s flagship models – the QX80 SUV and the Q70 sedan, and are called 2015 QX80 Limited and Q70L. These new models were announced alongside the entire 2015 Model Year lineup at the exhibition. The 2015 Infiniti QX80 Limited starts from the point where the standard QX80 finishes. In addition to all those high-end features that are available on the QX80, the Limited edition model offers mild exterior upgrades and an even more plush interior.

Under the hood of the car is a 5.6 liter V8 engine that produces 400 hp and to use all that power efficiently on the road, the car equips Hydraulic Body Motion Control system and Infiniti All-Mode AWD. The inside appeal of the Limited QX80 has been enhanced



2014 Volkswagen Touareg SUV Debuts At Beijing Motor Show

One of the biggest auto groups, Volkswagen has launched the latest version of its very successful premium SUV, the Volkswagen Touareg. The 2014 Touareg has been comprehensively redesigned and gets long list of new features including a new EU6 TDI engine, standard features, color options and optional styling packages. Starting with the redesigned exterior first, designers have thoroughly changed the front and rear of the new Touareg. The front gets bigger trapezoidal headlights which are standard bi-xenons, redesigned radiator grille and a new bumper with a lower air intake.

The rear end gets a new bumper, a redesigned diffuser and relocated LED rear fog lights. Other exterior highlights include new 18-inch 10-spoke “Arica” alloy wheel or 20-inch 5-spoke “Masafi” alloy wheels and five new exterior colors: Moonlight Blue Metallic, Sand Gold Metallic, Reef Blue Metallic, Black Oak Brown Metallic and Light Silver Metallic. The R-Line specification can be ordered with



Alfa Romeo Returns To US With The 4C: Debuts In New York

Making a strong comeback to the US market, popular Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo has unveiled the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C and limited edition 4C Launch Edition at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The 4C is a masterpiece that features a monocoque construction built from carbon fiber. This delivers extraordinary levels of strength of stiffness, which is further enhanced by front and rear cell structures, aluminium-made engine mounting frame and roof reinforcements. By taking several design measures, Alfa Romeo engineers have saved a lot of weight on the 4C which contributes to the breathtaking performance it delivers.

At the heart of the 4C is an all-new 1750 cc direct-injection aluminum engine that produces a max of 237 hp and a peak torque of 258 ft.-lb, 80 percent of which is available from as low as 1700 rpm. Mated to the all new alloy engine is an Alfa TCT twin-clutch