Renault ZOE Electric Available With New Battery Hire Option In UK

Renault ZOE Electric Available With New Battery Hire Option In UK

It was last June when Renault launched its flagship electric vehicle, the ZOE, in the UK and immediately the brand was in the limelight. The ZEO is one of the UK’s most affordable electric vehicles and has shown satisfactory sales over the the past few months. Now Renault wants even more customers to go for the ZOE and hence, has launched a new battery rental service for UK customers. Currently, the ZOE is available for £13,995 (on-road) or customers can also go for Renault’s PCP plans wherein one can take home a ZOE for £189 per month, with a deposit of just £1,720, including a £1,000 customer deposit contribution. New customers who cover les than 3000 miles in a month, can opt for the new battery hire plan which is priced from £45 per month, taken over a 3 year term. Although this new plan is available on top of....




Volkswagen Amarok Canyon Special Edition For UK Starts From £28,990

We have seen plenty of pickup models from various global brands, but then there is the Amarok from Volkswagen which is a little different from conventional pick-ups. Volkswagen has recently announced a special edition model of this multi award winning car called Amarok Canyon, for the UK. The Volkswagen Amarok Canyon goes on sale on April 1, and the German major has already confirmed that only 350 vehicles will be built. The Amarok Canyon edition strikes a perfect balance between high tech features and rugged styling. Some of the highlights on the exterior of the vehicle colour-keyed under-ride guard, 19” Cantera alloy wheels, unique styling bars, front and rear parking sensors, a protective coating for the load area a matt black roll cover and high gloss black side bars and rear bumper. The interior on the other hand also gets many unique features such as satellite navigation with a 6....


Volkswagen Polo Ready To Get New Engines and Makeover For UK

Volkswagen UK has announced that very soon it will be updating the Polo with a host of new technologies, frugal engines and a comprehensive makeover. All the mentioned updates will be performed on the yet to arrive 2014 Volkswagen Polo. The car is scheduled to be launched this summer. As seen in the new generation Golf, Volkswagen has gradually been focusing safety, comfort, efficiency and practicality and it uses the same approach for the new Polo. To tell you how well equipped the upcoming Polo will be, it will feature Automatic Post Collision Braking System, a standard addition which automatically applies the brakes after the car collides with an object. This system ensures reduced kinetic energy which further minimizes the chance of a second collision. Other safety features that are on the list for the new Polo are Automatic Cruise Control, a Driver Alert System, and Front Assist with City....




Audi Q3 With New TFSI Engine and New Trim Level For UK

Audi’s compact and successful car of the SUV category. the Q3 is all set to get even better. Audi UK has decided to not only add a new powerplant to the engine lineup but also improve the car on the features end by introducing a new top of the range trim level. The Audi Q3 has adopted a new, compact and more fuel efficient 1.4-litre TFSI petrol engine. The engine will be available with SE and a new S line Plus specification. Talking about the performance of the new engine, it has been introduced as an alternative to the 140 PS 2.0-litre TDI model so that customers get even more options at the time of buying. The same can produce peak power of 150 PS between 5,000 and 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 250 Nm delivered between 1750 and 3000 rpm. As stated above, the new engine will....


Opel Astra GTC With 1.6L 200 HP Engine Starts From 25,250 Euros

If you have been reading our blog on a regular basis, you would remember the Astra GTC by Vauxhall which is  now available with a more powerful engine. Being the sister company of Vauxhall, Opel has also launched the Opel Astra GTC, which is essentially the same car, with a more powerful engine. Powering the Opel Astra GTC is a new generation 1.6 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo engine which produces a max of 200 horsepower. With a more powerful engine and a small body structure, the Astra GTC can accelerate to 100 km/h from a standstill in 7.9 seconds and also achieves the 80 to 120 km/h sprint in fifth gear in the same time. The engine is one of the benchmark setters in its class as it produces 125 hp per liter which is impressive. Also there is an overboost feature available that catapults the car’s peak torque output....




New 2014 BMW 740LD xDrive Model For US: Starts From $83,425

Customers in the US who are considering buying a top end luxury segment car such as the Mercedes Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and the BMW 7-Series, would be glad to know that BMW has introduced an all new model to its 7 Series lineup. BMW has announced the new BMW 740Ld xDrive model for the US market which is the latest model line to benefit from BMW’s Advanced Diesel technology. The name, 740Ld xDrive, clearly tells you about the structure of the car i.e it is an extended/long wheelbase version of the the 7 Series and will equip xDrive, a BMW – developed intelligent all-wheel drive system. The most important feature of the new model is its BMW Advanced Diesel technology equipped engine. It is a 3.0-liter inline-6 cylinder with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology that produces 255 hp at 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 413 lb-ft between 1,500 –....


2014 BMW 2 Series Coupe: Details Inside

The BMW 1 Series ruled its segment for nearly 10 years, thanks to its rear wheel drive configuration, powerful BMW TwinPower Turbo technology engines, and premium character of its own. Taking the legacy forward is the all new 2014 BMW 2 Series Coupe. The 2 Series coupe is the direct successor of the 1-Series but is greatly improved in terms of driving pleasure. Though based on the 1-Series, the 2-Series greatly differs from the latter while retaining the qualities of its predecessor. One can easily distinguish the 2 Series, courtesy of a new design which is being followed for all the latest generation BMW cars. The two door 2-Series features a three box body design, a long hood, doors with frameless windows, and a stretched roofline for that irresistible appeal. Dimension wise the 2 Series coupe stands 4,432 mm or 4.4 meters in length, an increase of 108 mm over....




2015 Lincoln Navigator To Debut At Chicago Auto Show On Feb 6

Lincoln is going to debut the all new 2015 Lincoln Navigator at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show that starts in the first week of February. Just like other modern Lincoln products, the 2015 Navigator will feature an updated styling complemented by Lincoln’s iconic split-wing grille, upgraded interior and a host of technologies to cater to the needs of urban customers. Along with the new grille, the exterior of the 2015 Navigator gets a newly designed hood, a restyled rear, power operated tail gate, jewel-like light-emitting diode (LED) lights, high-intensity discharge (HID) adaptive headlamps featuring LED accents, standard 20-inch aluminum wheels, and more. The 2015 Navigator with Reserve Package will equip 22-inch polished aluminum wheels and optional running boards with chrome accents. The cabin of the 2015 Navigator has been comprehensively redesigned and added with new features. The list includes MKC style Wollsdorf leather wrapped, wood-trimmed steering wheel, PowerFold third-row seats,....


2014 Audi Q7 S Line Style and Sport Edition Models: Details

The all new Q7 is significantly improved over its predecessor and based on the new and improved Q7 is the 2014 S line Style Edition and S line Sport Edition models that Audi has launched for the UK. Both the S line Sport Edition and S line Style Edition versions features an upgraded body and equipment list. Starting with the S line Style edition the car comes with two engine options: a 3.0-litre V6 TDI diesel producing 245 PS and a 4.2-litre V8 TDI diesel with 340 PS. Both the models of the S line Style edition cost £1,500 more than the equivalent Q7 S line plus model. Coming to the features of the S line Style Edition now, the model gets five-arm rotor design matt titanium finish alloy wheels in place of the standard 21 inch five spoke wheels, a more rugged body courtesy of a comprehensive styling upgrade....




2014 Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Altitude Edition Models For US

At the Houston Auto Show, Jeep has introduced the new special edition ‘Altitude’ models of the 2014 Grand Cherokee, Cherokee and Wrangler. The models will arrive in Jeep dealerships come spring and will feature unique ‘blacked-out’ exteriors. The name Altitude comes from a one of the Jeep fans who participated in a contest to name a Grand Cherokee concept showcased at the 2012 Houston Motor Show. Starting with the 2014 Cherokee Altitude, the car is based on the standard Cherokee and available with either 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 engine or the 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, in 4×4 or 4×2 configurations. The 2.4 liter heart delivers up to 31 mpg which is appreciably good, and the Pentastar unit produces 271 hp and can tow up to 4500 lbs. Since it is an Altitude edition, a number of bodily features have been added such as a black daylight opening (DLO), roof rails,....


New Fiat Panda 4X4 Antarctica Special Edition Priced From £14,895 In UK

Celebrating the 30th anniversary and nearly half a million sales of the iconic Fiat Panda city car, Fiat has launched a special edition model called Panda 4X4 Antarctica for the UK. As far as the exterior is concerned, Fiat has given the Panda 4X4 Antarctica a slightly different look with the help of features like diamond-finish 15-inch alloy wheels, special badges, orange detailing and an exclusive white exterior color with a black roof. Just like the exterior, the interior of the special edition has also been updated to stand out from the standard Panda. It comes with a grey and orange upholstery, a height adjustable driver’s seat, dark-tinted rear privacy glass, three-passenger rear seat with 60:40 split/folding backrests, ESC stability control, air conditioning, and an electronic locking differential (ELD). The special edition also features mud-and-snow tyres, side body cladding for better protection and a specially tuned suspension. The Panda 4X4....




Jaguar Launches XK Signature and Dynamic R Special Edition For UK

Expanding the 2015 XK lineup, Jaguar has introduced two new performance models for the UK. Dubbed the Jaguar XK Signature and Jaguar XK Dynamic R, these special edition models focus entirely on performance and will be available in both Coupe and Convertible forms. Talking about the two new additions one by one, the XK Signature special edition is powered by a 5.0 liter V8 engine that produces 385 PS of max power and comes with a range of exciting features such as standard 20” Kalimnos wheels and Reverse Park Camera. The XK Dynamic R, which happens to be more performance focused of the two, is powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine that produces 510 PS. The Dynamic R special edition is based on the XKR and comes with a Black Dynamic Pack, featuring XKR-S suspension, a 10 mm reduced ride height, Speed Pack – offering an increased top speed....


Mercedes-Benz UK Launches C-Class AMG Sport Edition

For all those Mercedes-Benz C-Class fans in the UK, there is a good news. In an attempt to make the current C-Class even more exciting, Mercedes-Benz UK has announced a range of enhancements for the C-Class, which includes new option packages and a new model line. Mercedes-Benz’s performance division AMG has introduced the new C-Class AMG Sport Edition for the entire C-Class lineup, including the saloon, estate and coupe variants. The AMG Sport Edition will not be available as another option but will replace the AMG Sport and AMG Sport Plus model lines. Talking about the styling of the AMG Sport Edition, it retains a number of features from the outgoing AMG Sport model such as 15 mm lower sports suspension, AMG body styling, alloy wheels, and steering wheel. While retaining the aforementioned features, the AMG Sport Edition gains an AMG boot lid spoiler for the Saloon and Coupé variants,....




2014 DAKAR RALLY: Joan ‘Nani’ Roma Comes Out As Winner

Joan “Nani” Roma, the Monster Energy X-raid Team driver has won the 2014 Dakar Rally in the yellow MINI ALL4 Racing. Yes it is true, Nani finished the toughest rally challenge in the world nearly five and a half minutes ahead of his teammate Stéphane Peterhansel (FR) who was in the black MINI ALL4 Racing car. While these two drivers finished first, Nasser Al-Attiyah finished third in his third white MINI ALL4 Racing car. After a long wait, Spanish driver Joan “Nani” Roma has finally won the Dakar Rally in a car. Earlier in 2004, the Spaniard had won the event on the motorbike. Roma said, “I’m so relieved and happy. It was my big goal to win the Dakar not only on a motorbike but also in a car. A dream came true for me and I want to thank everybody at X-raid and MINI for their great work!”....


Volkswagen and Sebastien Ogier Start New WRC Season With Victory At Monte Carlo

The new season of the FIA World Rally Championship has just begun and gladly Volkswagen has recorded victory on the first weekend of the 2014 season. Credit goes to Volkswagen WRC team’s duo, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia. Both the drivers produced irresistible fightback and outstanding driving securing the first place at the very start of the season. With the victory at Monte Carlo, this is the duo’s 17th victory yet in WRC and their tenth with automobile giant Volkswagen. While team Volkswagen was at the top, second place went to Ford driver Bryan Bouffier, and third to Citroën’s Kris Meeke. As always, the challenging ‘Monte’ track, also known as “The Unpredictable One”, offered enough difficulties to the drivers starting with extreme weather to tough road conditions. Team Volkswagen had three Polo R WRCs in the lineup all of which ended the classic in points, with Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila and....




All New Volkswagen Golf R Unveiled At Detroit Motor Show 2014

Volkswagen’s booth at the North American International Motor Show had a large number of visitors this year and the sole reason for was the all new Volkswagen Golf R. This is the all new hatch of the Golf family and happens to be the most powerful Golf ever developed. Yes it is true. The 2014 Volkswagen Golf R is the most powerful Golf yet and features a range of improvements over the 2013 Golf R. Powering the 2014 Golf R is an improved EA888 four-cylinder turbocharged engine featuring direct-injection. This 2.0 liter TSI unit produces an estimated 290 hp at 5500 rpm, a 34 hp boost over its predecessor, and 280 pound-feet of max torque available between 1800 rpm and 5500 rpm. The improvements made in terms of power and torque are courtesy of water-cooled exhaust gas channels, dual injection system with direct and multi-port injection, fully-electronic coolant control system....


Special Edition Cobra To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Shelby FIA Cobra

Shelby is the word synonymous to performance and the one car that actually put Shelby ahead of other manufacturers in the 60s is the Cobra. That iconic piece of machinery would give any car enthusiast goose bumps. The original Cobra was exciting and immensely powerful, and talked only performance. In 1964, Shelby American, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), launched the FIA Cobra. This special version competed with Aston Martin, Jaguar and Corvette in 1964’s World Manufacturers Championship series. Exactly fifty years later, in 2014, celebrating the birth of the FIA Cobra and paying a tribute to the same, Shelby American is going to offer 50 limited edition continuation (CSX7000) Shelby 289 FIA Cobras. Based on the 289 Ford, the limited edition models will feature a “Viking Blue” exterior color with FIA stripes and roundels. It will also come with a black FIA....




2015 Audi A3 Sedan Complete Pricing Announced For US

In spite of being an entry level premium sedan. the Audi A3 has managed to grab much of the attention. And over the next 16 months Audi will progressively roll out the entire A3 family that includes the cabriolet, the TDI diesel models, performance model S3 and the A3 e-tron PHEV. The latest news around the A3 is that Audi has announced the complete pricing of the 2015 A3 sedan. The A3 is available in two powertrains: the 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI and the pricing is as follows: 2015 Audi A3 sedan with 1.8 TFSI (base): $29,900 2015 Audi A3 sedan with 2.0 TFSI (base): $32,900 The A3 is aimed at the premium entry level market and offers a range of innovative technologies and craftsmanship found in its sister Audi sedans. Talking in context of the features, the A3 comes with standard panorama glass sunroof, bi-xenon headlights, standard leather....


All New Nissan Qashqai To Be Part Of Nissan Innovation and Excitement Event

A while ago, Nissan unveiled the 2015 Nissan Qashqai for the European market and yes, it has been well received. The next big news in regard to the Qashqai is that it is going to be the center of attraction of a four day Nissan Innovation and Excitement Event to be held at Gateshead’s BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Starting this Saturday, January 18, the event will feature rare concept images, a Qashqai showreel cinema and the new Qashqai itself. There will also be a ceremony at the plant on January 22 marking the launch of the crossover. For the Visitors there will be number of things awaiting to take place. First and foremost, during the entire four day event, the world-famous Gateshead Millennium Bridge will be illuminated in the Nissan brand’s signature red. On Saturday, visitors will also get to speak with Nissan’s recruitment team about current vacancies at....




2014 Mercedes Benz S 600 Top Range Model Unveiled In Detroit

Mercedes Benz has already made its mark with the reinvented Mercedes S-Class, thanks to the immensely long list of technologies the car comes with. Shortly after the launch of the 2014 S-Class, Mercedes and AMG together brought the S-Class AMG which again proves to be a strong contender in the executive saloon segment. The next big thing coming from Mercedes’ stables is the 2014 S 600, the top of the range S-Class that has been unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. S 600 is only available with long wheelbase and packs a range of luxury features. “The S-Class has always been the embodiment of our claim to deliver the very best in terms of both technology and design” emphasised Ola Källenius, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Cars. “And our flagship model, the S 600, epitomises the focus of our development work, the ‘Essence....


Nissan Sentra Nismo Concept To Expand Nissan’s Performance Line

Nismo, the performance division of Nissan Motors, has revealed the first pictures of Nissan Sentra Nismo Concept. As the name suggests, it is a performance concept based on the latest generation Nissan Sentra. Being a Nismo, the concept Sentra features plenty of performance and design tuner components, making the already good Sentra even better. “Fans have asked that we bring back a high-performance Sentra straight from the factory, just like in generations past,” said Nissan Vice President of Product Planning, Pierre Loing. “With NISMO, our in-house motorsports arm, already producing versions of the 370Z NISMO, JUKE NISMO, JUKE NISMO RS and upcoming GT-R NISMO, we wanted to demonstrate where we could go in the future.” Some of the characteristic features of Sentra Nismo Concept’s exterior include an upgraded aerodynamics, a deep front face with lower LED lights, a wide lower grille, signature upper grille and standard LED daytime running rights....




Audi ALLROAD Shooting Brake Concept Unveiled At 2014 NAIAS

A couple of days back we reported Audi is going to showcase an all new concept SUV at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Well, keeping its promise, Audi has unveiled the Audi AllRoad Shooting Brake Concept at the Detroit Motor Show. The Shooting Brake Concept is based on e-tron quattro configuration, which essentially is a new form Audi has implemented for the very first time. It combines Audi’s Quattro all wheel drive and a hybrid drivetrain, leading to an all new language. “The show car combines sex appeal, highly efficient e-tron-quattro technology that produces 300 kW of power yet only consumes 1.9 l/100 km (123.80 US mpg) of fuel and cutting-edge electronic applications,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of AUDI AG, Technical Development. “We are offering very concrete glimpses of the near future in this show car.” Being a concept the body of the....


2015 Subaru WRX STI Unveiled At North American International Auto Show

Subaru has unveiled the 2015 Subaru WRX STI at the 2014 North American International Auto Show a.k.a Detroit Motor Show. The WRX STI is Subaru’s flagship model and the 2015 iteration only gets better. To add a pinch of exclusivity to this model, Subaru will also offer a limited edition model called WRX STI Launch Edition featuring a unique WR Blue paint, gold BBS forged alloy wheels and unique interior trim. Only 1,000 such limited edition WRXs will be made. Powering the car is the legendary 2.5-liter turbocharged intercooled 4-cylinder BOXER engine that makes use of Dual Active Valve Control System (Dual AVCS) and produces 305 horsepower (SAE) at 6,000 rpm and 290 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is teamed with a revised 6-speed manual transmission. Working parallel with the engine and transmission is Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) powertrain management system that features three drive modes:....




2015 Acura TLX Prototype Showcased At Detroit Motor Show

Acura has unveiled the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype at the 2014 North American International Auto Show a.k.a Detroit Motor Show. The 2015 TLX Prototype gives a preview of the 2015 TLX performance luxury saloon that is scheduled to launch later this year at Acura dealerships across US. “The Acura TLX Prototype is a precursor of some amazing things we have in store for our Acura sedan customers,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president, American Honda Motor, Co., Inc. “As you would expect from an Acura, this completely new model will offer innovative technologies that break down the barriers between the driver and the machine to deliver a more intuitive, connected and personal driving experience.” Acura has followed a “Red Carpet Athlete” theme which focuses on a perfect mixture of luxury and performance. With the launch of TLX, Acura will expand its sedan lineup which already includes the ILX compact luxury....


2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Unveiled: Details Inside

For long we were awaiting this car and finally here it is. Chevrolet has announced the 2015 Corvette Z06 in Detroit and claims that it is the most capable Z06 ever. There is so much new about the 2015 Corvette Z06 including an all new powerful supercharged engine and an all-new, high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission. “The new Z06 delivers levels of performance, technology and design that rival the most exotic supercars in the world,” said Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North America. “And the Z06 leverages the engineering expertise of GM, offering the choice of two world-class transmissions, supercar performance without supercar fuel consumption and technologies that make it easier to fully enjoy the incredible experience of driving it.” First up is the engine. The 2015 model is the first Corvette Z06 to be powered by a supercharged engine, an automatic gearbox and a removable roof panel. Under the hood....




Limited Edition Birkin Mulsanne Unveiled By Bentley

It was during 1920s and 1930 when Sir Henry ‘Tiger’ Tim Birkin raced around Europe in his Bentley and brought the British car manufacturer in the limelight. Paying tribute to this great racer, Bentley has unveiled a new Limited Edition model exclusive to the European customers. Dubbed the Birkin Mulsanne, the limited edition model features a range of unique styling details. Bentley has said it will produce only 22 of the Birkin Mulsanne and the limited edition will be available in three color specifications: a fresh and contemporary Ghost White, Damson for a more vibrant touch, and a sophisticated contrast of Fountain Blue and Dark Sapphire. Other than the classic two-tone Bentley paint design, the Birkin Mulsanne features numbered door sill plaques, unique 21″ wheel design, and a 3D ‘Flying B’ logo stitched into the vehicle headrests, and inlaid into the rear picnic tables. Additionally, customers will also get a....


All New Chrysler 200 Personalization Products By Mopar At Detroit Motor Show

Chrysler launched the all new 2015 200 sedan at the North American International Auto Show and interestingly Mopar, the performance division of Chrysler Group, was also present there with its range of Chrysler 200-specific parts and accessories. Chrysler has high hopes with the all new 200 sedan and it is leaving no stone unturned to make it a success. While the car offers enough standard infotainment and safety features to make it technically appealing, the Mopar division is going to give customers an opportunity to make their 200s even more attractive by adding visual and performance elements. “The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 is a revolutionary vehicle for Chrysler Group, and for the segment as well, so we created a vehicle that complements the soul of the 2015 Chrysler 200, while also showcasing how Mopar parts and accessories can help owners personalize and customize the new sedan to truly make it....




2015 Acura TLX GT Race Car Unveiled At 2014 North American Auto Show

Acura Motorsports has taken the wraps off their latest race car, the 2015 Acura TLX GT at the North American International Auto Show. While Acura has been competing in many international race series, this year it plans to move up the ladder and compete in Pirelli World Challenge Championship. Acura Motorsports will once again partner RealTime Racing for the top category of the Pirelli World Challenge. On the track, the TLX GT Race Car will go head to head with the Audi R8 LMS, Cadillac CTS-V, Chevrolet Corvette, Dodge Viper, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes SLS, Nissan GTR, Porsche 911 and Ferrari 458. “The 2015 Acura TLX is a true luxury sport sedan, so it is fitting that the car be raced against several of its natural luxury competitors in the Pirelli World Challenge,” said Art St. Cyr, President of Honda Performance Development and Vice President-Product Planning and Logistics, American Honda Motor....


2015 Lexus RC F Unveiled: The Most Powerful Lexus Yet

Lexus has launched the much awaited 2015 RC F performance car at the 2014 North American International Auto Show a.k.a Detroit Motor Show. Unveiled at the motor show, the the 2015 RC F celebrates brand’s 25th anniversary. To celebrate this special year, Lexus has fitted the RC F with the company’s most powerful V8 engine yet. Visually, the RC F is a treat, featuring a radical design that is on the lines of the RC coupe but is more aggressive. It features a unique version of the signature spindle grille with an ‘F’ motif embedded in the mesh, a higher set bonnet, 10 spoke 19-inch forged aluminium wheels, functional air cooling and aerodynamic elements, quad trapezoidal exhaust outlets. Yukihiko Yaguchi, RC F Chief Engineer, said: “I’ve built the RC F to be enjoyed by all enthusiasts, no matter what their level of expertise. There’s a false perception that racing cars....




2015 Cadillac ATS Launched: Complete Details

Today, Cadillac has finally announced the 2015 ATS Coupe, an interesting new addition to the renowned ATS lineup. With the ATS Coupe, the company continues its tradition of launching dynamic luxury coupes. The 2015 ATS is the company’s first ever compact luxury Coupe with plenty of goodies one will consider while buying a car of this segment. The car will be available with the choice of rear wheel drive or all wheel drive configuration, and a standard 2.0 L turbocharged four-cylinder or a mighty 3.6 L six cylinder, all mated to a lightweight and strong structure to offer agility, performance and efficiency. “The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is a natural step in the brand’s progression, and another fun-to-drive and technologically advanced product for a new generation of drivers extending our target groups,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer, Global Cadillac. “It is an exclusively distinctive American alternative, unique in its....


All New 2015 Chrysler 200 Sedan Debuts At Detroit Motor Show

Chrysler has launched the all new 2015 200 sedan at the 2014 North American International Auto Show and expects to make a mark in the mid-size sedan segment. Being younger to the 300 sedan it smaller but is equally well equipped. Major highlights of the 2015 200 sedan include an innovative all-wheel-drive system which allows automatic fully disconnection of rear axle, industry-first standard nine-speed automatic transmission delivering fuel economy ratings of 35 mpg, state-of-the-art electronic shifting with rotary dial, an inventive and practical  center console and much more. The car will be offered with a choice of two engines, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine producing 295 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, and the standard 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 engine that produces 184 horsepower and 173 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2015 Chrysler 200 offers a range of easy-to-use, state-of-the-art advanced technology and safety and security features. Being a world-class vehicle, Chrysler has made required changes to....




2015 Hyundai Genesis Makes Debut At 2014 North American International Auto Show

Today, Hyundai has launched the all new 2015 Genesis at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show a.k.a North American International Auto Show. The Genesis model has down wonders for the brand in major markets when it was launched back in 2009, and it was no surprise when Hyundai announced the second generation Genesis. The 2015 Genesis is even more equipped than the first generation Genesis and features an array standard safety features, Hyundai HTRAC all wheel drive system, and other minor updates. “Hyundai is proud to bring our next-generation Genesis sedan to eager U.S. consumers in just a few short months,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Market expectations for the new Genesis are understandably high, and we’re confident the Genesis’ combination of superb dynamics, bold design, class-leading safety and driver-focused technologies will exceed those expectations by a large margin.” The new generation Genesis....


Nissan Sport Sedan Concept Unveiled At 2014 Detroit Motor Show

Nissan has been known for its radical designs and the latest example of it is the Sport Sedan Concept unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The concept sedan celebrates the manufacturer’s 80th anniversary in the automobile industry and there was no better platform than NAIAS for the unveil. The Sport Sedan concept is essentially a design study that will lead the designs of next generation models. What is really interesting about the design language is that it adds the styling of a sports car to a full-size 4 door sedan. The Sport Sedan concept will not only influence the next generation models but will also get a production version very soon. “The Sport Sedan Concept shows a new, highly emotional and energetic design direction that takes Nissan’s legendary approach of applying sports car principles to a sedan to the next level,” said Nissan Senior Vice President and....




2014 SRT Viper Debuts In Stryker Green Exterior Paint In Detroit

Chrysler Group’s performance division SRT has unveiled the 2014 SRT Viper sports car in an all new exterior paint. Named “Stryker Green,”, the new colour is said to be an evolution of the iconic Snakeskin Green exterior color that was first offered in 2008. Compared to the Snakesskin Green, the new Stryker Green color option features enhanced green and yellow pigments and gets a “liquid mercury” appearance. The color has been introduced while keeping in mind the fans of Viper. The car is all about exclusivity and with the new exterior color option it becomes even more exclusive. “We’re continuing to develop and build unique, low-volume, special-edition colors for the Viper that adds to the exclusivity of our American-built flagship supercar,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, SRT Brand and Motorsports. “Every SRT Viper is painted with a process that is very similar to what we use for our show....


All New 2015 Honda Fit Debuts At 2014 Detroit Motor Show

Honda has unveiled the all new 2015 Fit hatchback at the Detroit Motor Show a.k.a North American International Motor Show today. The new Fit is more powerful, refined, fuel efficient, gets new styling, upgraded interior and Earth Dreams technology engine and transmission options. “The Honda Fit is a small car with big aspirations. Faster, more fuel-efficient and more fun, it’s a subcompact with larger-than-life-capabilities,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of automobile sales for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “It’s simply the best Fit to date and, we believe, a new benchmark in the small-car category.” The styling is sleek, modern and sporty at the same time. The 2015 Fit features a more aggressive front fascia that has been seen on most of the new generation Honda models. While being similar to the outgoing model, the new Fit is slightly shorter (-1.6 in.) and wider (+0.3 in.) , and has....




KIA Presents GT4 Stinger Concept At Detroit Motor Show

Kia Motors America (KMA) has unveiled the company’s latest concept car at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Dubbed the GT4 Stinger, the concept gives a new direction to Kia’s design language and has been designed by the company’s California team which proved itself in 2012 with the Track’ster concept. Beneath that beautiful design of the GT4 Stinger lies a tuned version of Kia’s proven 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline direct injected (T-GDI) four-cylinder engine that produces 315 hp at max. All those horses are then fed to the close-ratio six-speed manual transmission that further transmits the power to the ground via rear wheels. The car rolls on custom 20-inch aluminum center-lock wheels featuring carbon fiber inserts, and wrapped in 275/35R-20 Pirelli P-Zero performance tires out back and 235/35R-20 Pirelli P-Zeros at front. Housed by the rims is a set of Brembo Gran Turismo two-piece 15-inch cross-drilled rotors and four-piston calipers....


All-New Ford F-150 Pickup Revealed At Detroit Motor Show

The North American International Auto Show has always been a great platform for launching new products and keeping that in mind, Ford has announced the all new F-150 pickup at the exhibition. The 2015 F-150 is not big on looks but comes with a range of new features one cannot overlook. In brief, the new F-150 gets an all-new high-strength steel frame, high-strength aluminum-alloy body and the Baja 1000 proven 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine. On the features part, the list gets 11 new features including 360-degree camera view, integrated loading ramps stowed in the pickup bed, 400-watt power outlets inside the cab, LED headlights and sideview mirror spotlights, and remote tailgate release. According to Ford, the new F-150 is the strongest and most durable F-150 ever. Before the truck is put on sale, which is expected to happen later this year, Ford will torture-test the F-150 and even hand it over....




Volkswagen Unveils Beetle Dune Concept In Detroit

Volkswagen has finally unveiled the Beetle Dune Concept at the 2014 North American International Auto Show a.k.a Detroit Motor Show. The Beetle is an iconic car that has been evolving over the decades and the Beetle Dune Concept shows the potential for a new production version ready-to-go-anywhere Beetle. Unlike the standard Beetle which is a more of a hatchback, the Dune concept is an offroader with lots of character. The Dune concept has been presented in “Arizona”, a yellow-orange metallic paint. Proportion wise the flared wheel housing has widened the Dune’s body by 1.1 inches per side, giving it a total width of 73.4 inches. This makes the Dune concept 2.2 inches wider than the standard Beetle. Overall the offroader is 0.5 inch longer, 0.8 inches taller and sits 2 inches higher than the R-Line model on which it is based. The car also gets 1.1 inch wider front and....


Chevrolet Announces C7.R Race Car At 2014 Detroit Motor Show

Chevrolet has announced the C7.R race car at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The race car was co-developed with the all new 2015 Corvette Z06 and therefore share the same technologies and components including chassis architecture, engine technologies and aerodynamic strategies. “When it comes to endurance racing, Corvette has been the benchmark of success for nearly 15 years,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “A great deal of the team’s success can be attributed to the symbiotic relationship between Corvette Racing and the production vehicles. The 2015 Corvette Z06 and new C7.R will be more competitive on the street and track due to successful design of the Corvette Stingray – which itself is heavily based on the C6.R race car.” Part of the Corvette Racing team, there will be two C7.R race cars in 2014 making their racing debut at the 52nd Rolex 24....




Porsche Unveils 911 Targa and Targa 4S At NAIAS 2014

At the 2014 North American International Motor Show that begins today, Porsche has expanded its lineup with two new models. Porsche has added two new models to its 911 range: the 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S. The 2014 911 Targa models are based on the original 911 Targa of 1965 and therefore are on the lines of the latter. However, under that classic design is a host of amazing technologies including the distinctive and innovative Targa roof bar technology. The only difference the new Targa models have in comparison to the original Targa is the roof section which is movable and can be opened or closed at the push of the button. The 911 Targa 4 is powered by a horizontally opposed 3.4-liter 6-cylinder engine that produces 350 hp. The car features the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and Sport Chrono package, together helping the car accelerate from to....


Toyota FT-1 Sports Coupe Concept Revealed In Detroit

Japanese auto major Toyota has revealed its latest creation developed specifically for the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Toyota has taken the wraps off the new FT-1 concept in Detroit today. Dubbed the ultimate sports coupe, the car is a result of Toyota’s Calty design studio’s mission to create something different and fast. The car is designed by Toyota’s California based team and celebrates the 40th anniversary of the same. The design is strikingly modern, yet looks inspired from the 1960s 2000GT. The fluidic design language has apparently become a must-to-follow trend, however Toyota has made the lines even curvier on the FT-1 concept. Some of the exterior highlights of this beauty include an aerodynamic design featuring large air intakes at the front, stylish exhaust ports and a retractable rear wing. The FT-1 equips a powerful engine placed at the front while the power generated by it goes to....




Infiniti Q50 EAU Rouge Concept Revealed At NAIAS 2014

A while back we reported the Infiniti Q50 EAU Rouge Concept is going to be revealed at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. And finally, it has happened. Yes, the Q50 EAU Rouge Concept has been revealed at NAIAS a.k.a Detroit Motor Show, expressing the design vision of Infiniti for its Q50 performance sedan. The car speaks performance from every possible angle and there is no denying to this fact. The EAU Rouge edition has been developed in collaboration with four-time Formula One World Champions Infiniti Red Bull Racing and this is the sole reason why it looks that mean. “If we built this car I would expect it to feature over 500hp and 600lb/ft of torque. Through our various alliance partners we have access to a range of engines featuring this performance capability which, with a fair amount of engineering effort, can be developed to exhibit Infiniti character....