Subaru Levorg Tourer Concept Teased Ahead Of Tokyo Debut

Subaru Levorg Tourer Concept Teased Ahead Of Tokyo Debut

Most of the global manufacturers are gearing up for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show as it is deemed very important. After Suzuki which previewed five concept crossovers to be showed at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Subaru has released the teaser images of its Levorg tourer concept which it plans to unveil at the same event. The Subaru Levorg concept will make its world premiere at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show on Wednesday 20 November. The Levorg concept is expected to lead to a new vehicle which is currently under development and due for its market launch in Japan next year.

The most interesting thing about the car, other than the sketchy yet attractive design profile, is its name which comes from a combination of the words ‘Legacy’, ‘Revolution’ and ‘Touring’. As per Subaru, the Levorg will offer the practicality of a tourer and the styling design and feel of



Suzuki To Showcase 5 New Concepts At 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

For the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show organized by Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Suzuki Motor Corporation is planning to display five new concepts. The doors of the exhibition will be opened for the public at Tokyo’s Big Sight between November 23 and December 1, 2013. Suzuki’s theme for the 4rd Tokyo Motor Show is “Let’s Create a Brand New Story”. The new theme is all about the daily life of customers and with it, Suzuki focuses on the development of new ideas together with their customers.

The concept cars to be exhibited at the show offer cars that are currently in demand, cars that should be available in the near future, and cars for the more distant future, all of which is based on Suzuki’s slogan of “Small Cars for a Big Future”. As long as the design goes, all of them are cute and attractive but Suzuki have made them



2014 Power On Ice Driving Experience By Bentley – Details

A year ago Bentley managed to smash the world speed record on ice with a Continental SuperSport Convertible and since then they have developed a strong inclination towards this very type of turf. This is one of the reasons why Bentley came up with its Power On Ice driving experience program and for the year 2014 the brand is back with the same. With just 3 months in hand before the program kicks off, Bentley has released all the details and interestingly there will a lot of new things to look forward to.

The 2014 event is an extended version of the previous program meaning the guests will get more time to polish their skills on ice. To be held from 6 February to 6 March 2014, the program venue has been chosen as far north of Finland which Bentley is quite familiar with. 2014 Power On Ice program features



2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid US Pricing Announced

The 2014 Pathfinder from Nissan has finally reached the US dealerships and the manufacturer has also announced the pricing. With the new Pathfinder Hybrid, the car’s expanded 2014 line-up now offers 14 model configurations – allowing buyers to buy the model perfect for their requirements and therefore save money. Under the hood of the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid is a supercharged 2.5 gasoline engine and an electric motor mated to a compact Lithium-ion battery. Offering the perfect hybrid solution without comprising on legroom space and cargo capacity, Nissan has installed the Lithium-ion battery under the 3rd row of seats.

The power coming from both the supercharged engine and electric motor is efficiently managed by a Nissan Intelligent Dual Clutch System (one motor / two clutch parallel system). The 2.5 litre supercharged gas engine and the 15kW electric motor work in sync to offer performance matching to that delivered by the Pathfinder



Chevrolet To Showcase Six Performance Concepts At SEMA 2013

Today, Chevrolet previewed six of the concepts that it plans to showcase at the 2013 SEMA show which will start on November 5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. All the concepts are performance-oriented machines and are based on some of the brand’s most popular passenger cars, including the Sonic and all-new Impala. Alongside there will be a personalized Malibu concept, which features new and enhanced technologies aiming at improved efficiency and personal connectivity for 2014. To name some of the technologies we have stop/start engine technology, new Siri with Eyes Free Mode and Text-to-Voice features allowing hands-free texting.

“Chevrolet’s 2014 passenger car lineup is the strongest and most competitive in the brand’s history, offering customers a wide range of great-looking, great-driving and well-connected choices,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “A five-year plan to completely remake Chevy’s car lineup is resonating with customers, who are finding value in



2014 Ford Mustang Convertible With Supercar Performance For EICMA

Hollywood Hot Rods is a popular name in the custom auto industry and this year at the 2013 SEMA show which takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, they have planned something very unique for the visitors. Hollywood Hot Rods is planning to take on the supercars with its 2014 Ford Mustang GT convertible at SEMA 2013. While the 2014 Mustang is already a performance oriented and beautiful looking machine, Hollywood Hot Rods wanted to build a unique vehicle out of it and in that context the following is what Troy Ladd, owner of Hollywood Hot Rods said: – “We really wanted to take the customization of this Mustang to the next level.

Instead of simply adding accessories and a custom paint job, we wanted to really change the car. So we decided to redesign some key elements of the car, like the roof and rear section; to create a



BMW 2 Series Coupe Revealed: Specifications and Prices

Fans have been long awaiting the launch of the BMW’s latest model, the 2-Series, and the good is the German automaker has released the necessary details along with the grades, pricing and official pictures of the 2-Series coupe. The car’s official debut will happen at the North American International Auto Show in January 2014 but taking the right step, BMW has revealed the official details well ahead of it. First things first, the 2-Series coupe headed for the US market will come in two models – the 228i and the M235i.

While the 228i will be a regular 2-Series model, the M235i, as the name tells, is a performance version developed specially by BMW’s M division and features an impressive list of performance enhancements. The 228i 2-Series is powered by a four-cylinder engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology (twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Direct Injection, Valvetronic variable valve timing, Double-Vanos). The following are the



2015 Audi A3 Prices Out: Priced At $29,900 Base

The entry premium car market is booming like anything and Audi is extremely focused on the same. A couple of months back Audi introduced the A3 sedan and the it was well received and it motivated Audi to do even more. Today, the German automaker has announced the pricing of its all new 2015 A3 sedan which seems really promising owing to a list of standard features that includes panoramic glass sunroof, leather seating surfaces, and bi-xenon headlights. “The Audi A3 sedan raises the bar in this premium compact segment” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America.

“It will add to our momentum in the U.S. marketplace by bringing a new level of technology, craftsmanship and performance to the market.” The A3 family will play a really important role in strengthening the brands roots in the global market. In 2014, the A3 sedan will be joined by the A3 Cabriolet,



2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition Headed For North American Market

At the Frankfurt Motor Show this year, Jeep showcased the 2014 Wrangler Polar Edition and for sure it grabbed a lot of attention. The auto giant has finally announced that the Polar Edition will be available in the North American Market come November. “Jeep Wrangler is known for its 4×4 capability on any road or trail and in any weather condition,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The new Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition represents a tip of the hat to our loyal Jeep enthusiasts who are also lovers of outdoor winter activities and adventures.

This new winter-themed Jeep will get them where they want to go, in a fun, new, unique – and very capable – special-edition package.” The car takes its inspiration from the extreme conditions of Antarctic region and it even features a ‘Polar’ badge located on the side near the front



2014 Audi A7, A7 TDI, S7 and RS7 Launched In US

Audi has recently announced the 2014 A7 model line which includes the A7 and the S7. Along with these two, Audi has also introduced two new models in the A7 line – the A7 TDI and the much anticipated RS7. In total there will be four A7 models to choose from which Audi describes as the perfect blend of progressive design, advanced technology and versatility. Since the RS7 is most awaited of the four models we will start with it first. The RS7 is most powerful RS model ever offered in the US and packs track oriented performance in a five door coupe.

The car is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI V8 engine, generating a healthy 560 bhp that launches the RS7 from 0 – 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. The engine also features an innovative cylinder on demand technology wherein the RS7 deactivates cylinders 2, 3, 5 and 8



Volvo’s Study On Cordless Charging For Electric Cars Goes Successful

Electrification of cars is happening at a much rapid pace than expected and for sure such vehicles promise a much better future. The most evident thing about an hybrid or pure electric car would be the charging method wherein a cord is used to draw electricity from a regular sized socket. However in today’s time when cordless charging is taking over the conventional method in smartphones, why can’t it be used for cars? Volvo has been doing exactly the same for quite some time now. The major has been a partner in an advanced research project focused on finding the possibilities of inductive charging technology for electric vehicles and as per the brand this technology holds a promising future.

“Inductive charging has great potential. Cordless technology is a comfortable and effective way to conveniently transfer energy. The study also indicates that it is safe,” says Lennart Stegland, Vice President, Electric



Subaru XV Black Limited Edition Model Launched

Subaru’s XV compact crossover is quite popular in market and to push its popularity a bit further, the manufacturer has announced the launch of the Subaru XV Black, a new limited edition variant. The first and, evidently, the most exclusive thing about the car is its Crystal Black Silica paint along with a number of visual additions crafted just for the limited edition. These unique additions give a boost to the rugged, go-anywhere appeal of this off-roader. The additions include front, rear and side silver-resin underguards, front and rear mudflaps, a cargo step panel and a foldable cargo tray.  On the inside, the Black model features a set of heavy duty rubber floor mats.

The XV has received a class-leading five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating, which is also one of the highest scores for child occupant protection ever recorded, making it a perfect choice for young families. Being a crossover



Volkswagen XL1 Debuts In US: World’s Most Fuel Efficient And Aerodynamic Car

Volkswagen has always been known for its developments in the automotive industry but one of its products that really catapulted its image in the recent past is Volkswagen XL1. You must have heard about the XL1, which is the most fuel efficient and aerodynamic production car in the world, and recently it made its official US debut at the 23rd Annual Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) Conference at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Being the world’s most fuel efficient production car it ought to have the best mileage figure, and yes it does.

The XL1 offers a European combined fuel consumption stand at a staggering 261 mpg and can cover up to 32 miles with zero emissions on all-electric mode. “The XL1 offers a glimpse into Volkswagen’s present and future eco-mobility capabilities, and highlights the ultimate successes of ‘Thinking Blue’,” said Oliver Schmidt, General Manager of the Engineering and Environmental Office



2014 Alfa Mito UK Pricing Starts From £14,350

Alfa Romeo has launched the 2014 Alfa Mito hatchback in the UK which comes with a host of improvements good enough to bring smile to the faces of buyers. In brief, the 2014 Mito offers higher specification, revised interiors, subtle styling enhancements and even more advanced technologies. Starting with the exterior first, the 2014 Mito features a new, chromed front grille; titanium grey headlamp and tail lamps surrounds, tinted rear windows and a sports rear bumper, as well as revised color options including a new “Matte Magnesio Grey” finish.

Moving on to the interior now, the 2014 Mito benefits from a new dashboard, upgraded plastics and a new Uconnect™ five-inch, touch-screen infotainment system with voice recognition, Bluetooth, steering wheel remote controls, USB/Aux ports and optional satellite navigation. The features list does not end here as the 2014 Mito also gets traction, braking and stability control systems as standard. Starring effort



Nissan ZEOD RC Electric Racecar Unveiled At Nismo Headquarters

Nissan, in collaboration with its performance arm Nismo, has been working on Nissan’s ZEOD RC electric race car for the past 8 months, and recently the car was officially unveiled at Nismo’s headquarters in Yokohama. The on Demand racer has gone from zero to ZEOD in a timescale of 33 weeks and all this development began just after Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn announced Nissan’s intention of returning to the Le Mans 24 hours. Automobile Club de l’Ouest has invited Nissan to participate in Le Mans 24 Hours next year and has offered the ZEOD RC the “Garage 56” entry that is reserved only for vehicles showcasing new and innovative race technology.

Interestingly, the ZEOD RC that will race at the 24 Hours Le Mans can treated an electric test mule which will eventually lead to next generation electric vehicles based on future LM P1 program. The car was



MINI Countryman and Paceman Available In Limited Edition Frozen Black Metallic Paint

To make a product appeal to the masses, one of the best tricks is to make it available in a variety of options and MINI is doing exactly the same. To give that extra needed boost to its sales, MINI has introduced a new Frozen Black limited edition metallic paint finish for the top of the range MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman models. The name Frozen Black may not sound that appealing as it does not tell much about the paint but actually it features a unique texture complemented by a shimmering matt finish, giving the Countryman and Paceman the required expressive appearance.

The following models will come in this exclusive paint finish: MINI Cooper S Countryman MINI Cooper SD Countryman MINI Cooper S Paceman MINI Cooper SD Paceman MINI John Cooper Works Countryman and MINI John Cooper Works Paceman MINI John Cooper Works Paceman with Frozen Black metallic paint



2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series Uncovered

There are not many sports cars that actually deliver true track performance on normal city roads and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is one of them. As per the tradition, Mercedes-Benz unveils upgraded versions of their cars each year and after bringing the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series last year, the German automaker is back with the next version of the car, the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series. This is the fifth model in the Black Series range and comes with a host of new improvements and features that one cannot overlook.

In Mercedes-AMG’s words, the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series boasts a mix of breathtaking design, outstanding driving dynamics and uncompromising lightweight construction in line with the AMG Lightweight Performance strategy. Under the hood of this beautifully designed monster is an AMG developed 6.3-liter V8 engine that generates 622 bhp of max power at 7400 rpm and



2015 Chevrolet Impala To Run On Both Gasoline and CNG

While a majority of manufacturer working on their respective electric vehicle technology, General Motors is considering other resources as well. As per the latest announcement made by the auto giant, it will build a Chevrolet Impala for retail and fleet customers that will run on both gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG). With this, the new Chevrolet Impala will become the only manufacturer-produced full-size bi-fuel sedan and is expected to hit the dealerships next summer. The car will be sold as a 2015 model, announced GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson at the 40th anniversary of the OPEC Oil Embargo energy summit.

The nonpartisan group Securing America’s Future Energy, or SAFE was the sponsor of the “OPEC Oil Embargo + 40: A National Summit on Energy Security,”. Bi-fuel cars are meant to save consumer’s money by reducing the oil consumption and the new Impala does exactly the same, said Akerson. “We



2014 BMW 4 Series Convertible Starts From £36,675 | Coming In March

For a while now a lot of spy shots of BMW’s 4 Series Convertible which is based on the 4 Series coupe, have been emerging from time to time and with every spy shot there was something new to be known about the car. Obviously, this generated a lot of curiosity among BMW fans and BMW, bringing an end to the never ending curiosity, has released the official images and specifications recently. The 2014 BMW 4 Series Convertible is all set to make its debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and is essentially a topless version of the 4 Series coupe.

The car will be available in the US in the same 428i, 435i and a new 420d guises as the Coupe model, which means it will have the same performance figures as the latter. The 428i Convertible will be powered by BMW’s 2.0 litre turbocharged inline four



2015 Cadillac Escalade Is Luxurious, Efficient And Feature Packed

Cadillac Escalade has been an exclusive car for years and there is no doubt about that. Even during the post-recession years when other SUVs were struggling to get a decent sales figure, Escalade managed to uphold its sales pace. Now the good news for the fans is that the 2015 Cadillac Escalade has been launched and talking about the new car in brief, it is more efficient, more luxurious, fully loaded with latest technology and offers smoother performance than its predecessor. The 2015 Escalade will be available in two versions: Standard and Extended-Length, where the latter will offer a 14-inch-longer (355 mm) wheelbase and approximately 20 inches (508 mm) more in overall length, thereby maximizing space for third row passengers.

The extended length model will also offer 60 percent more cargo space behind the third row seat. The new Escalade is powered by a 6.2 litre V-8 engine that is