BMW i8 Gets Tailor-Made Luggage From Louis Vuitton

BMW i8 Gets Tailor-Made Luggage From Louis Vuitton

The BMW i8 is one of the most well appreciated vehicles lately, and the level of attention that this very car has drawn is simply unmatched. For long there has been this tradition  wherein fashion and design houses come up with custom products which match the sophistication and exclusivity of the some of popular four wheel machines. And following the same tradition, popular design house Louis Vuitton has launched custom tailor-made luggage for the i8. Louis Vuitton has crafted an entire collection of bags which includes a business case, a garment bag and two travel bags. Since these bags are made exclusively for the i8, they have been so designed to fit perfectly into the interior of the car. The collection features a chequered Damier pattern complemented by a laser-etched Louis Vuitton signature. Apart from the size, even the color of the bags matches the i8’s color theme as Louis....




Alfa Romeo Giulietta And Mito Quadriofoglio Verde Performance Models At Geneva

At the 84th International Motor Show which start early March in Geneva is going to be the platform for a good number of unveilings. The list is long and the latest cars to get added to is the ‘Quadriofoglio Verde’ models of the Mito and Giulietta. Alfa Romeo is going to unveil high performance models of the Alfa Romeo Mito and Giulietta in Geneva. The new models will be called Mito and Giulietta ‘Quadriofoglio Verde’ and will feature the very best of the Italian manufacturer’s DNA. The latest example of how much Alfa Romeo has evolved over the years, is the Alfa Romeo 4C, and the two new performance models are indeed on the same lines. The biggest commonality between the 4C and Giulietta QV is the engine. Under the bonnet of the Mito and Giulietta ‘Quadriofoglio Verde’ sits the same 1750 turbo petrol engine featuring a turbo scavenging control....


McLaren 650S Specifications And Pricing Announced Ahead Of Geneva Motor Show

While we were expecting McLaren to announce the pricing and performance figures of the McLaren 650S at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the manufacturer has revealed the figures well ahead of the official debut. So without wasting any time, let us get started. The latest super car offering from McLaren can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.0 seconds and can reach 124 mph in an astonishing 8.4 seconds. With that much sprint power the car can cover 400 meters in just 10.5 seconds, while attaining a top speed of 207 mph or 333 km/h. Compared to the iconic McLaren F1, the 650S is a full second quicker in the 0 to 200 km/h sprint, and 0.6 seconds over the quarter mile stretch. In comparison to the McLaren 12C, the car is more than half a second faster on the 0 to 200 km/h sprint. Despite the race car....




Volvo Concept Estate To Be Unveiled At Geneva Motor Show

Volvo has set the state for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show where it is going to unveil its latest concept car, the Volvo Concept Estate. Lately, Volvo has been very keen on showcasing their advancements in the design area and the outcome of their hard work is a couple of concepts including the Volvo Concept Coupe, Volvo Concept XC Coupe and the all new Volvo Concept Estate. This is the first time when Volvo showcases how the interior of their future models will look like. In short, the design is simple and extremely elegant, and instead of using a bunch of buttons on the central console Volvo has replaced all that with a large tablet-like touch screen panel. The touch screen will not be just an aesthetic element but will display the information related to all the in-car technologies. While majority of the buttons will be replaced by the touch....


Skoda Unveils VisionC Concept Five-Door Coupe

For decades, Skoda has been manufacturing models that offer practicality  as well as performance at the expense of good looks. But lately, the Czech Republic giant, who is also a part of the Volkswagen Group of companies, has started focusing equally on design as on other areas of the vehicle. A while ago the car maker came up with Skoda Mission L concept which greatly inspired the latest generation Skoda Octavia. Today, the company has released a new concept called the Skoda VisionC which takes a new approach on concept car design. In fact, going by how effectively Skoda used the Mission L design, the VisionC could become the face of all new models or perhaps the next generation iterations of the outgoing models. The VisionC is a five door coupe which features an even more expressive design language in comparison with the Mission L. Instead of using strong creases....




Kia Cee’d GT Priced From £20,495 In UK

Kia has always been known for subtle looking premium vehicles, but recently it changed the perception of people by introducing its first performance model, the Kia pro_cee’d GT. Today, Kia adds a new high performance car to its family for the UK, the Kia cee’d GT. This is a five door version of the pro_cee’d GT and hence offers more practicality. As for the styling, all the bells and whistles of the first performance model can be seen on this five-door hatch. Powering the new hatch model is a potent 1.6 liter direct injection petrol heart which is capable of putting out 201 hp and a peak torque of 265 Nm. With that power on tap, the Kia Cee’d GT sprints from 0 to 60 mph in an appreciable 7.4 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 143 mph. While the same amount of power and torque is available....


Vauxhall Astra VXR EXTREME To Be Unveiled At Geneva Motor Show

At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Vauxhall will present its most powerful front wheel drive car ever. Dubbed Vauxhall Astra VXR EXTREME, the car has been derived from Astra Cup race car that competed in the Nürburgring Endurance Championship last year. Taking the Astra Cup race car as the base, Vauxhall has developed the EXTREME model which is even lighter and more powerful. Vauxhall used a good number of carbon fiber components, and the result is the VXR EXTREME which is 100 kg lighter than the Astra Cup race car. This car is a complete track ready machine and Vauxhall plans to go ahead with the production of the car provided it is well received by visitors at the 84th International Motor Show. Powering the track-oriented VXR EXTREME is a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine featuring direct injection and variable camshaft phasing. This little engine produces a mind boggling 300 PS....




Volkswagen To Unveil Upgraded Polo BlueMotion, Polo BlueGT And CrossPolo At Geneva

Volkswagen is readying a bunch of cars for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and most of them will be Volkswagen Polo models. At the 84th International Motor Show, Volkswagen is going to unveil the Polo TSI BlueMotion, Polo TDI BlueMotion, Polo BlueGT and CrossPolo models. Alongside, Volkswagen will also launch new R-Line exterior and interior packages for the new Polo which was introduced in January this year. We will start with the Polo BlueMotion range which is one of the most efficient five-seat passenger cars on the planet. Earlier the car was only available with a turbodiesel engine but from 2014 onwards, customers will be able to order the Polo TSI BlueMotion petrol model. Powered by a small three cylinder turbo petrol engine the Polo TSI BlueMotion puts out 90 Ps of power and consumers 4.1 l of fuel per 100 km. Next in the line, the Polo BlueGT’s engine....


MINI Clubman Concept To Be Unveiled At Geneva Motor Show

At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, MINI is going to unveil its latest concept car. Named MINI Clubman Concept, the car is 26 centimeters longer and 17 centimeters wider than the currently available MINI Clubman. The concept car as just as radical looking as you can expect, while carrying most of the familiar MINI elements. The Clubman concept is a four door, five seater vehicle which would aim at supporting the active lifestyle of urban consumers. Design wise it is very much familiar, thanks to the hexagonal radiator grille, Side Scuttles, short overhangs, the Black Band and elliptical front and rear headlights. Proportion wise, the concept is 4223 mm in length, 1844 mm in width and 1450 mm in height. Externally, the design of the Clubman Concept is very appealing and features a range of elements which not only look good but have a function too. The highlights include black....




Bentley Continental And Flying Spur Models To Get Performance And Luxury Upgrades

For model year 2014, Bentley has announced some nice changes to its Flying Spur and Continental models. The new Bentley Continental family of cars are going to get a host of luxury and performance upgrade, while the Flying Spur luxury sedan will be available with the efficient yet powerful 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine. Bentley has plans to unveil the upgraded models at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. First and foremost it is the Continental GT Speed, the pinnacle of Continental family, which receives a power and torque boost. The iconic 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine powering the GT Speed now puts out 635 PS and 820 Nm of peak torque. The top speed has also been increased to 206 mph or 331 km/h, while the convertible model can touch 203 mph or 327 km/h. Exterior changes include matching front splitter, discrete side skirts and rear diffuser. The look is further....


Hyundai Intrado Concept To Be Unveiled At Geneva Motor Show

In an attempt to draw maximum attention of the visitors at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai is going to unveil an interesting concept car. Named Hyundai Intrado, the car takes a fresh approach at concept vehicles and looks futuristic enough. More than just a concept, the Intrado is Hyundai’s vision of what the future cars should be like. To be unveiled at Geneva, the Intrado is an example of future mobility, cars that would be easy to use, intuitive in nature, and adapt according to the user’s lifestyle. As for the name of the Intrado concept, it comes from the underside of an aircraft’s wing. The exterior of the Intrado is in line with Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture design language, which exists on most of the new generation vehicles. The appeal of the concept is accentuated by a unique shape featuring minimal detailing. Hyundai has ensured that the concept is....




New Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake To Be Unveiled At Geneva

At the soon to commence Geneva International Motor Show, our beloved Jaguar is going to unveil the 2015 Model Year XF range. Jaguar says the 2015 model year XF is complete in all senses as it delivers real world efficiency and storming performance at the same time, without making any compromises on the luxury and refinement fronts. But the biggest surprise of the entire range, will be the 2015 Jaguar XFR-S. This is the first high-performance sports estate model to be developed by Jaguar and is expected to be the showstopper at 2014 Geneva Motor Show. You must be wondering what makes the new Jaguar XFR-S so special? Leaving the styling aside for moment, which obviously is familiar, it is the powerful engine that sits under the hood of this estate model. The 5.0-litre supercharged V8 is good enough for 550 PS of max power and an astonishing 680 Nm....


Kia Soul EV To Get More Powerful, 200 KM-range Battery Pack

The upcoming, latest version Kia Soul EV is going to get a major update in the form of a more advanced battery. Kia has confirmed that the forthcoming Soul EV will equip a class-leading battery energy density of 200 Wh/kg, a combined effort made by Kia Motors Corporation and SK Innovation. The battery has a total capacity of 27 kWh, thanks to the development team who managed to pack 192 lithium-ion polymer battery cells in 8 modules. For the Soul EV’s battery cells, Kia used Nickel-rich NCM (nickel-cobalt-manganese) cathode material. The main reason of using this material is of its performance factor as the actual EV driving range is decided by the cathode itself. This renders the improved Soul EV to offer a brilliant range of around 200 km on a full charge. To take care of the safety and lifecycle of the battery without compromising on the energy density,....




New Citroen C1 To Debut At 2014 Geneva Motor Show

With plans to stir the European hatchback segment yet again, Citroen is going to premier the all new Citroen C1 small car at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Launched back in 2005, Citroen has sold more than 760,000 units of this car and with the freshly designed C1, the French major expects to set new benchmarks. Interestingly, for 2014, Citroen will offer the C1 in both three door and five door versions, as well as an open top variant called Airscape. The exterior of the new C1 has been sincerely updated and features black windscreen pillars, chrome-finish weather strips, two-part headlamps and round inserts, vertical daytime running LED lights, a glass tailgate, and square lights which create a 3D effect. Citroen will offer the C1 city car in eight exterior color options which include Lipizan White, Gallium Grey Caldéra Black, Carlinite Grey, Smalt Blue, Olive Brown, Sunrise Red, and Scarlet Red, as well....


New Ford Focus Arrives With New Design, Engines, Features And More

Ford has unveiled the all new Ford Focus which is hugely improved over its predecessor. In short, the all new Focus a completely new design featuring Ford’s new face, packs more advanced technologies, is more equipped and comes with an upgraded powertrain lineup. The car has made its debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and will officially be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The design of the new Focus is in line with the recent models and features One Ford global design language, which was last seen on the new Mondeo and Fiesta models. The car arrives with a lowered stance, a new bonnet, front fascia and inverted trapezoid grille. Complementing the new face is a pair of chiselled front headlamps and elongated fog lamps. For the European market, Ford has also updated the car’s engine lineup and it will be the first vehicle to be....




Opel Adam Rocks Hatch Coming To 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Last year at the Geneva Motor Show, Opel showcased the Opel Adam Rocks concept. Seeing the overwhelming response from hatchback fans, Opel has decided to put Adam Rocks to the production line. This all new mini car from Opel will debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Adam models are not new to us as Opel has a long list of them but the Adam Rocks is unique in its own way. Compared to the standard Opel Adam, the Opel Adam Rocks is 0.78 inches wider and 0.6 inches taller. The car also comes with a number of features carried over from the Adam Rocks concept. These include blade-shaped standard 17-inch or optional 18-inch alloy wheels, flared bumpers, and more. Customers will get to choose from eighteen different body colors and 6 roof colors along with plenty of other customizable features. With so many options, Open will ensure every Adam....


All New Audi TT To Be Unveiled At The Geneva Motor Show

At the next month’s Geneva International Motor Show, Audi is going to take the wraps off its latest creation, the next generation Audi TT. Yes, it is going to be a completely new iteration of the car which made its debut back in 1998. Just recently, Audi has released the official sketches of the 2015 Audi TT, but the official car would be unveiled in Geneva. What we can collect from the sketches, the new Audi TT will boast a completely redesigned front end featuring a broader and flatter single frame grille, two contours forming a V-pattern on the bonnet, R8-like badge positioning, large air inlets divided by struts, divided headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights and more. Audi will also offer all LED headlights or Matrix LED technology headlights should the customer wishes to pay for it. Other external highlights include wide wheel arches, sill contour, a tornado....




Volkswagen Unveils Golf GTE: A Hybrid Model With GTI-Like Performance

Volkswagen has unveiled the latest member of its Volkswagen Golf hatchback family and it is called the Volkswagen Golf GTE. The name sounds in line with the Golf GTI, but it is not just the name but the dynamics as well. The Golf GTE is a plug in hybrid version of the highly acclaimed Golf hatchback and clubs the benefits of an electric drivetrain and performance equivalent to the Golf GTI. The name Golf GTE follows the same nomenclature that Volkswagen has used for the rest of the Golf models in the UK. Here, GT stands from Gran Tourismo and E stands for electricity. The Golf GTE is powered by a set-up comprising of a 1.4-litre TSI direct-injection petrol engine and an electric motor. The internal combustion engine produces a nice 150 PS while the electric motor contributes 102 PS, putting out a combined 204 PS. The combined range of....


2015 Ford Expedition With New Engine And Features Unveiled

Today, Ford has revealed the all new 2015 Ford Expedition which comes with a long list of features, a new EcoBoost engine and a new platinum series. Perhaps the most important change brought by Ford is the addition of a new Ecoboost engine to the options list. Earlier, the only engine that customers looked forward to was the 5.4 liter V8 unit but now there is a smaller 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine which not only drives better but delivers better fuel economy, power and torque figures. This new EcoBoost heart is the only engine to be offered in the new Expedition in North America. Mated to this fuel efficient is a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission that also features a manual mode. When driving in the manual mode, drivers can select the desired gear using a shift-mounted rocker switch. Complementing the interesting setup will be the new continuously controlled damping that....




Skoda Octavia G-TEC CNG-Powered Model To Be Unveiled At Geneva

Skoda is going to introduce an new model to its highly successful Skoda Octavia range, and the same will make its world debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Called the Skoda Octavia G-TEC, the car is going to be the second model, after Skoda Citigo, to run on natural gas. Interestingly, it will be the bivalent engine that Skoda is going to introduce with the Octavia G-TEC and the same will also be offered on both Octavia saloon and Octavia estate models. Talking about the Skoda Octavia G-TEC now, the model will be powered by a 1.4 TSI turbo petrol engine that is capable of putting out 81 kW (110 hp). The bivalent engine has been so designed that it can run either on CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) or petrol at once. Apart from the bi-fuel engine, the G-TEC will also feature a number of technological features such as....


Audi To Unveil All-New 2015 S3 Cabriolet At Geneva Motor Show

The 2014 Geneva Motor Show is going to be interesting as there are many concepts and new cars to be unveiled, and to make the exhibition a bit more interesting Audi is going to unveil the all new 2015 Audi S3 Cabriolet model. Almost two weeks ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, Audi has released the official pictures and details of the car. With the beginning of summer, the Audi S3 Cabriolet will start selling in Europe, while it will take another few months to reach the US. Starting with the details of the S3 Cabriolet, powering the car will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged, 4-cylinder, direct injected TFSI petrol engine that is capable of producing 300 hp available from 5,500 rpm to 6,200 rpm, and  peak torque of 280 lb-ft available from just 1,800 rpm up to 5,500 rpm. Matched to the powerful engine will be a standard 6 speed....




Aston Martin To Unveil Two New Special Edition Models In Geneva

Amid the variety of eye-catching concept cars from various global manufactures, Aston Martin is going to unveil two new special edition models at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show. Celebrating it’s 101st year in the automotive industry, the British car maker will unveil special edition models of the iconic V8 Vantage and the timeless DB9. First up is the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 special addition which is powered by a mid-mounted, 4.7 liter, all alloy, dry sumped V8 engine which is capable of putting out a max power of 436 PS at 7,300 rpm. The powerful engine helps the car sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and attain a top speed of 190 mph. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 6 speed manual unit, with an optional 7 speed Sportshift II automated manual unit also on offer. The exterior of the....


Land Rover Defender With Black Pack And Silver Pack To Be Unveiled In Geneva

While most of the manufacturers readying their completely new models for Geneva unveiling, some manufacturers are eyeing at potential customers by introducing visual and performance packages for their existing models. The best example we have here is Land Rover, which is going to launch two new packs for the iconic Land Rover Defender. These ultra cool visual packs are called ‘Black Pack’ and ‘Silver Pack’ and will have their own set of unique features. Apart from the new features coming with these special packs, Land Rover will also offer plenty of optional features such as an aluminium finished side runners, contrast finish leather seats, privacy glass, and an ebony Alston headliner. The two new option packs are available on the Land Rover Defender XS. The Black Pack features a Santorini black finish for the roof, grille, grille surround, headlamp surrounds, wheel arches, ‘Defender’ bonnet badge and interior. An ebony Alston....




Fiat To Unveil All New Panda Cross At 2014 Geneva Motor Show

At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Fiat is going to unveil the all new Fiat Panda Cross, an even more capable vehicle based on the new Fiat Panda 4X4. To debut on March 4th, the car is claimed to be a performer both in city traffic and toughest off-road conditions. The Panda 4X4 is a capable car but the Panda Cross steps up the ladder thanks to its improved ground clearance, performance and new features. What makes the Panda Cross a capable vehicle is a range of features including the standard ‘Torque-on-Demand’ transmission system which works in conjunction with Panda Cross’ ELD (Electronic Locking Differential) and ESC (Electronic Stability Control) systems to deliver optimum torque according to the driving conditions. Complementing the transmission system is the new Terrain Control selector which has three different driving modes: AUTO, LOCK, and HILL DESCENT. In comparison with the Panda 4X4, the Panda Cross....


McLaren 650S Coupe First Images Released: Unveiling At Geneva

The 2014 Geneva Motor Show is going to be extremely important for McLaren as it plans to unveil the all new McLaren 650S at the show. This latest supercar is supremely capable and and joins the exotic McLaren range which comprises of the 12C and the P1. Evidently the car is not new from scratch but learns from both the 12C and P1 supercars. Even when it comes to styling it closely resembles the P1 from the front while the side and rear seems influenced by the 12C. The McLaren 650S will be available in both coupe and Spider versions. The Spider model features a retractable folding hard top. The front bumper of the the car is radical looking and sits below the new headlamps that feature LEDs. There is a more integrated front splitter designed to offer even more downforce, hence improving the steering feel and agility levels compared....




Citroen C5 CrossTourer Unveiled Ahead Of Geneva Motor Show

At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, which is scheduled for the month of March, Citroen is going to unveil an all new member of the Citroen C5 family. We are talking about the Citroen C5 CrossTourer which is all set to debut in Geneva, alongside the new Citroen C4 Cactus. This estate version of the C5 will go head to head against the Volkswagen Passat Attack and the Skoda Octavia Scout. The car would initially be introduced in a handful regions of Europe and will come with a range of diesel engines with power outputs in the range of 115 hp to 200 hp. All the engines will come matched to the Hydractive III+ suspension system except HDi 115 and e-HDi 115 Airdream models. These two deprived models will feature standard suspension which has been raised by 15 mm. Perhaps the most important change brought to the C5 CrossTourer, when....


Audi A3 Sportback g-tron 2014

Audi has added an all new model to the Audi A3 family in Germany and it’s called the A3 Sportback G-Tron. This new car is claimed to be one of the most environmentally friendly vehicles offered by Audi yet. One of the most interesting things about the g-tron is the fact that it can either run on Audi e-gas which is produced using green electricity or be compressed natural gas. The powertrain of the car consists of a 1.4 liter TFSI petrol engine that produces a max of 110 PS and can either run on natural gas, Audi-generated e-gas or petrol. When running in pure e-gas mode, the A3 Sportback g-tron becomes CO2-neutral, meaning it does not impact the environment at all. One of the questions here would be what this Audi e-gas is? The Audi e-gas is a synthetic form of methane that is produced by the German major....




Volkswagen To Unveil More Powerful Scirocco At Geneva Motor Show

In 1974, Volkswagen presented it’s a new hatchback at the Geneva Motor Show called the Volkswagen Scirocco. Over the past decades the German major has brought major improvements in terms of styling and powertrain but the best is yet to come. At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen is all set to reveal the all new Scirocco featuring even better styling and more power. Externally, the styling of the car has been refined and a more modern look has been achieved thanks to new head and tail lights and revised bumpers. The front bumper of the new Scirocco has features aerodynamic ‘blades’, something similar to what we have seen on the new generation Golf GTI. It integrates indicator lights, daytime running lights and fog lights as well. Moving to the rear of the car, there is a set of new tail lights featuring LED, a reshaped bumper and a new....


2015 Subaru WRX and WRX STI Pricing Announced For US

At the North American International Auto Show, Subaru presented the all new 2015 Subaru WRX STI. Subaru has overhauled the WRX to great extents and it is very much evident in the 2015 WRX STI. It features a new platform that offers a stiffer and more agile chassis, a new four-door sedan configuration, Multi-Mode Vehicle Dynamics Control, Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD), Active Torque Vectoring, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, performance-tuned suspension, a driver-focused interior and Brembo Performance Brake System with Super Sport ABS. The standard version of the car, the 2015 Subaru WRX is available in standard, Premium and Limited Trim levels. The list of features shared by all the variants includes a new multi-information central display with 4.3-in. LCD screen, a standard rear camera display, a boost gauge display, Bluetooth connectivity, climate control and a VDC screen showing traction control operation. The list of standard features does not end....




Upgraded 2014 Mazda CX-5 Lineup Up For Sale: Pricing, Specs and Features

There are plenty of compact SUVs to look forward to as they are proposed as value for money cars but when not many deliver as advertised. Mazda’s CX-5 is one of the known cars in the UK and for 2014 it is going to get even better, thanks to the upgrades Mazda has added. The compact suv’s entire 2014 model lineup would now come with an innovative fuel-saving technology called SKYACTIV. This technology offers appreciably good fuel economy while delivering brilliant performance figures. For 2014, Mazda has also added two new exterior colours: Blue Reflex Mica and Deep Crystal Blue Mica for the complete lineup. Other improvements include re-tuned dampers, bushes and stabilisers. For the manual transmission CX-5 models, Mazda has added a new clutch restart system that restarts the engine upon depressing the clutch, therefore completely avoiding the need to press the start / stop button. Automatic transmission models,....


All New Qoros 3 Hatch Model To Be Unveiled At Geneva Motor Show

Almost one year ago, at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the new international brand, Qoros unveiled its first series production car, the Qoros 3 Sedan. Now, at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Qoros is all set to unveil its second series production vehicle, the Qoros 3 Hatch. The Qoros 3 Hatch is ready to hit the Chinese automobile market and will be launched by mid 2014. The Qoros 3 Hatch is 4.4 meters in length, 1.9 meters in width and features a 2.7 m long wheelbase. Design wise the hatchback has a deep split frame grille featuring signature Qoros mesh, repositioned air intakes, chrome finished fog lamp and grille surrounds, LED daytime running lights integrated head lamps, LED turn indicator integrated side mirrors, a strong belt line, a chrome strip across the length of doors, 16 inch wheels and more. The engine lineup includes two 1.6 liter, four cylinder engines.....




All New BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Unveiled: Images And Details

Expanding the company’s entry level, 2-Series’ lineup, BMW has unveiled the all new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. And this is the first time when BMW has added front wheel drive and smaller, 3-cylinder engines to the model lineup. In terms of proportion, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is 4,342 mm in length, 1,800 mm in width and 1,555 mm in height. The exterior of the new model is elegant enough, thanks to L-shaped rear lights, crisp contours, short overhangs, attractive swage lines and a long wheelbase. While the exterior looks relatively compact yet stylish, the car offers appreciable amount of leg room and cargo space. At the rear of the cabin is 40:20:40 split-folding seats that can enlarge the luggage compartment capacity from 468 to 1,510 litres. Access to the luggage area is allowed by a push button, automatic opening and closing tailgate. Perhaps, the most important addition....


2014 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Reaches UK: Priced From 18,235 GBP

Alfa Romeo fans in the UK have a reason to be happy as the Italian manufacturer has launched the all new 2014 Giulietta there. Alfa Romeo cars have always been known for their eye-catching and attractive styling and the Giulietta, which was launched back in 2010, is one of the best examples of it. In brief if I had to explain the changes, the exterior of the 2014 Giulietta has been reconsidered, and adds a new front grille design, new front fog light bezels, new 16-, 17- and 18- inch wheel designs and a couple of new exterior color options. As for the interior, there will be a redesigned dashboard, standard Uconnect multimedia system and relocated USB/Aux ports. Starting with the interior first, Alfa Romeo has added Uconnect multimedia system as a standard feature which makes use of a 5-inch colour touch screen or voice commands. The new system features....




All New Peugeot 108 Revealed Ahead Of Geneva Motor Show

While we were expecting to get the first glimpse of all new Peugeot 108 hatchback not before the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, it was surprising to see Peugeot revealing the first pictures and details well ahead of the official debut. Yes you read it right, Peugeot has revealed the all new 2015 Peugeot 108 but only in pictures. The official debut is yet to take place at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Talking about the proportions of the 108, it is 3.47m in length and 1.6m in width and will be available in both three- and five-door configurations, along with an interesting convertible version. While the standard forms feature a metal roof, the convertible model uses a fabric roof which will come at an appreciable premium. First impression, the 2015 108 is way better looking than its predecessor. It is more polished and well built than the older model and....


All New Renault Twingo First Pictures And Details

It was 1992 when Renault’s designers created one of the most popular hatchbacks till date, the Renault Twingo. After nearly 16 years, in 2008 Renault once again proved itself by developing the next generation Twingo. Today, the French major has unveiled the 2015 Renault Twingo which is even roomier and more agile as a city car. The 2015 Twingo has its engine positioned at the rear, giving more room to the front end which further helps reduce the turning circle and also improves the handling. Renault says the all new Twingo is more maneuverable than its predecessor, allowing easy in and out from tight parking spaces. The engine makes use of a smaller block and the wheels have been positioned at the extreme corners, rendering better optimization of the overall space. This allowed Renault to add even more space to the already spacious cabin. Coming to the styling of the....




Mercedes-Benz AMG To Showcase Two Sport Concepts At Miami International Boat Show

Mercedes-Benz’s performance division AMG,in collaboration with Cigarette Racing has developed two visionary super sports concepts that are ready to be unveiled at the 2014 Miami International Boat Show scheduled to take place on February 13, 2014. This is the fourth consecutive these two legendary brands have joined hands to develop futuristic vehicles. The first of the two cars is the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, a radical looking sports car developed specially for the the new PlayStation3 racing game Gran Turismo 6. The car is extremely eye catching and packs a punch under the hood. Powering the Vision Gran Turismo is a AMG developed V8 engine that is capable of putting out 577 hp (430 kW) of peak power and a max torque of 590 lb-ft. As mentioned above, the concept sports car is radical from head to toe. Some of the highlights include extraordinary headlights, an expressive hood, red....


2014 Fiat 500L Beats Special Edition Model Announced With New Engines, Features

We all know how popular Fiat’s 500 family of vehicles is, and to get that extra attention of potential buyers Fiat has announced a new limited edition model of Fiat 500L. Dubbed the Fiat 500L Beats edition, as you must have guessed by now, the model has been developed in collaboration with premium audio brand Beats by Dr. Dre. To be honest, it is one of the most eye-catching hatchbacks seen lately, thanks to features like a two-tone gray/black paint scheme, 17-inch alloy wheels, extended wheel arches, black-finished side skirts and bumper inserts, mirror fairings, front “whiskers” and satin chrome finished tailgate handle. The distinctive ‘Beats’ inspired look is further accentuated by red brake calipers and red inserts in mirror fairings. The interior of the Beats edition is also very special. Customers will get an automatic dual-zone climate control system, matte-grey dashboard panel, Total Black interior package featuring special black....




All New Mercedes-Benz GLA250 SUV Unveiled: Details Inside

With the compact SUV market getting more attention than other segments lately, global car manufacturers are putting in best of their efforts to create the best of the compact crossovers. Mercedes-Benz, one of the most loved carmaker, has unveiled the all new 2015 GLA250 a.k.a GLA Class for the US and the car is all set to hit nation-wide dealerships this fall. Lately, Mercedes Benz has changed its design philosophy by focusing more on character lines and sculpted contours and the GLA is one of the best examples of the same. The car carries a unique appeal that is accentuated by the clear contours and smooth surfaces. There are a number of bodily elements that add to the appeal of the car and the list includes optional Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, front bumper integrated fog lamps, skid plate, standard 18-inch wheels and optional 19-inch set, curved rear....


Ferrari To Unveil California T At 2014 Geneva Motor Show

It was in 2008 when Ferrari first came up with the California. Unlike the other performance oriented siblings, the California was proposed as a car customers could drive everyday and at the same time burn some rubber on race tracks occasionally. After a really long period of time, Ferrari has come up with a subtle replacement of the car with the new California T. It is going to be unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. First up it is the looks of the new California T which show a marked improvement over its predecessor. Ferrari Styling Center and Pininfarina designers have worked together to achieve a sharper and more aggressive look on the California T. At the front, the car now boasts a muscular appeal that is in line with the Ferrari 458 Italia, twin scoops and even bigger air intakes. The headlamp design has been changed to a....




2015 Nissan Versa Note In SR Trim At Chicago Auto Show

Talk about value for money, four door hatchbacks and Nissan’s Versa Note immediately makes it to the list. This value proposition is going to get even better as Nissan has added two new trim levels to the 2015 Versa Note model range. For the new model year, the Versa Note will also come in performance-oriented SR, and a top-of-the-range SL trim levels. The SR version was recently showcased at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The exterior styling has been subtly improved thanks to a new grille, smoked headlights and fog lights, new rear spoiler, all-season tires, 16 inch aluminum wheels and SR badges. The model comes with eight exterior color options: Brilliant Silver, Magnetic Gray, Super Black, Metallic Blue, Red Brick, Aspen White, Metallic Peacock and MorningSky Blue. Moving on to the cabin of the car, the SR model gets a Nissan 370Z inspired leather wrapped steering wheel, 6 way power....


Audi Reveals 2014 S1 SportBack Quattro Ahead Of Geneva Unveiling

Coming as a surprise, Audi has unveiled the 2014 S1 Sportback model which is all set to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The 2014 S1 Sportback is based on the A1 subcompact hatchback and equips a powerful TFSI engine and Audi’s quattro all wheel drive system. This is the first time when a series production car of this segment equips an all wheel drive system. Of course, there will be the standard S1 as well, along with the five-door S1 Sportback. As far as the pricing is concerned, the S1 will be priced from £24,900 OTR, while the S1 Sportback starts from £25,630 OTR. Audi UK will start taking orders from mid-March and the car is expected to hit the shores in spring. Let us talk about the powertrain of the car now. The S1 models draw their power from a new 2.0-litre TFSI engine that produces a....




Toyota Launches All New TRD Pro Series Off Road Vehicles

In the past Toyota has managed to bag plenty of victories both in Baja 500 and 1000 endurance races, and so to celebrate the racing heritage of the brand it has launched an all new TRD Pro Series of Off-Road vehicles. The TRD Pro Series of vehicles are based on the 2015 Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner, which are already popular among off-road enthusiasts. All the three vehicles are known for how capable they are on uneven terrains but the new, aggressive off-road packages offered with the TRD Pro Series simply push the capabilities to their limits. The TRD Pro Series based on the 4×4 models of the Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner come with a host of features including TRD Bilstein shocks with remote reservoirs, TRD-tuned front springs, TRD front skid plate, Unique front grille with “TOYOTA” badging, TRD floor mats, TRD shift knobs, Black wheels, and an all new....


2015 Mercedes Benz S-Class Coupe Unveiled: Details Inside

After a not so long wait, Mercedes-Benz has revealed the first images and details of the production version of the S-Class Coupe. The car is all set to make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show which is scheduled to take place in the month of March this year. What is really interesting about the S-Class Coupe is that Mercedes-Benz has not deviated much from the concept version it showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year. This means that it looks like the saloon model yet pretty sporty and aggressive. In fact, the S-Class Coupe is one of the most beautiful coupes developed till date. Proportion wise, Mercedes Benz has kept the overall length same while reducing the wheelbase from 124.6 inches to 116 inches. A very evident feature at the front is the diamond grille which was first seen on Mercedes CLA. Complementing the innovative grille is....




All New 2015 Subaru Legacy Sedan Revealed: Details Inside

Subaru has introduced the all new 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan which is a much more improved over the last Legacy. Subaru claims it is the roomiest Legacy ever and is one of the most fuel efficient all wheel drive midsize sedan in its class. Apart from that, the 2015 Legacy is also packed with even more features which are mentioned in the following paragraphs. Since the model is all new for 2015, the design should also be new. The 2015 Legacy features a sleeker coupe like profile complemented by an all aluminum hood, a more raked windshield, standard HID low-beam headlights, U-shape tail and brake lights, ORVM integrated turn indicators, and plenty of other bodily elements. The 2015 Legacy is available with four and six cylinder BOXER engines, starting with the 2.5i which is powered by a double-overhead-cam (DOHC) FB series 2.5-liter BOXER engine which is good for 175 hp....


BMW Introduces 4 Series Gran Coupe Performance Luxury Model

BMW has recently added the all new 4-Series Gran Coupe to the company’s newest model range. In December 2013, BMW unveiled the BMW M3 and M4 Coupe and this week, BMW has announced the new four door performance coupe model of the latter. In comparison to the two door M4 Coupe, the 4 Series Gran Coupe model shares the same width, wheelbase and length but features an elongated roof line. The roofline is 4.4 inches longer and slopes seamlessly in the boot. Also the silhouette is now 12 mm higher, thus offering more headroom for rear passengers. Proportion wise the car is 182.6 inch (4,638 mm) long, 71.9 inch (1,825mm) wide and has a 110.6 inch (2,810mm) long wheelbase. Although the fascia is much similar to what we see on other BMW models, it still looks extremely pleasing thanks to features like full LED dual headlights, the iconic kidney grille,....




Volkswagen Taigun Near Production Model Premiered At 2014 Auto Expo In India

A while ago Volkswagen released the first pictures of Taigun, a concept crossover aimed at booming markets. Then, the Taigun was just a concept but not anymore. The German major has debuted the near production model of the Taigun compact SUV at the ongoing Auto Expo in New Delhi, India. Compared to the first concept presented in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Taigun has come a long way in terms of design and practicality. In terms of size, the Taigun is 3,859 mm long (3,995 mm with real mounted spare wheel), 1,728 mm wide, 1,570 mm tall (1,605 mm with roof rails) and features a 2,470 mm long wheelbase. The model showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo is powered by a new 1.0-litre TSI engine that features direct injection petrol engine and turbocharging technologies. It can produce up to 81 kW / 110 PS at 5000 rpm and peak torque of....


2014 Civic Hybrid and Natural Gas Models Launched By Honda

Honda’s Civic is one of most popular sedans in the US and this year the popularity is certainly going to rise even higher. For 2014 model year, Honda America has announced the 2014 Civic Hybrid and 2014 Civic Natural Gas models, of which the former goes on sale on Feb 5 while the latter on Feb 15. As per expectations, the 2014 Civic Hybrid is even more fuel efficient than its predecessor. In comparison to the previous model which had an EPA rating of 44 mpg city, highway and combined, the 2014 Civic Hybrid returns improved figures of 44 mpg in city, 47 mpg on highway and 45 mpg combined. For 2014, Honda is also going to offer a range of extra features as standard with the 2014 Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas. The list includes a new new Display Audio with 7-inch touchscreen featuring pinch, swipe and tap....




2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Sedan Revealed At Chicago Auto Show

Kia Motors America (KMA) has introduced a new member of the Optima family to the masses at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. It is the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid, a mid-size hybrid sedan aimed that looks beautiful, is feature rich and comes with a host of hi-tech and safety features. It is one of the three eco-friendly vehicles showcased by Kia in Chicago. Of course, the Kia Optima Hybrid is based on the well-known, award winning Kia Optima which was launched last year, and features a range of new improvements over its predecessor. In comparison to the gasoline powered sibling, the Hybrid version gets an updated front and rear fascia offering increased aerodynamic performance, new ally wheel designs, redesigned lighting elements and a unique grille. For 2014, the Kia Optima will be available in two trim levels: Optima Hybrid LX and Optima Hybrid EX. Both the cars are powered by....


All New BMW X3 For UK Is Here: Features And Specifications

BMW has announced the all new BMW X3 for UK, which is more fuel efficient, better looking, better to drive and will prove to be more practical than its predecessor. For the new model year, not only the engines have been improved but there are new exterior colors and a revised interior. Furthermore, customers will also more equipment as standard. Let us start with the powertrain options first. The X3 features an all turbo-diesel lineup starting with the X3 xDrive18d, followed xDrive20d, xDrive30d and xDrive35xd. The xDrive20d is powered by the new generation 2.0 liter diesel engine that now puts out 190 hp of power and 400 Nm of peak torque, an improvement of 6 hp and 20 Nm. This helps the model achieve a 0 to 62 mph sprint time in 8.1 seconds, a 0.4 second improvement. When the model equips the 8 speed automatic gearbox, the fuel efficiency....




SRT Satin Vapor Special Edition Models At 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Chrysler’s performance division, SRT, has unveiled SRT Satin Vapor Edition models at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The models on which these Satin Vapor models are based include Chrysler 300 SRT, Dodge Challenger SRT and Dodge Charger SRT. All the Satin Vapor models will be tailored specifically as per the customer’s requirement, meaning every buyers’ special edition will have a unique character and appeal. First up on the list of special edition models is the 300 SRT Satin Vapor Edition which is powered by a 6.4 liter HEMI V8 engine which is capable of producing 470 hp (351 kW) and peak torque of 470 lb-ft (637 Nm). As for the exclusively unique features are concerned, the car will arrive with Black Satin Vapor Chrome finished 20 inch forged aluminum 5-spoke alloy wheels, Satin Black mirrors, Satin Black spoiler, Satin Black roof, grey 6.4-liter HEMI badge and red Brembo brake calipers.....


2014 Audi RS 4 Avant Nogaro Special Edition Ready For Geneva Debut

For the past two decades Audi has been known for its sporty estate cars and this year it is all set to debut a new special edition model in the performance estate category. At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Audi is going to unveil the new RS 4 Avant Nogaro special edition which will arrive in a Nogaro blue paint finish and range of exclusive features. Before we talk about the features, let us get familiar with the powerhouse of the special edition model. The RS 4 Avant Nogaro is powered by a 4163 cc, high revving, naturally aspirated V8 engine that is capable for putting out a whopping 450 PS of power at 8250 rpm and 430 Nm of peak torque available between 4000 and 6000 rpm. With such astonishingly powerful engine the RS 5 Avant Nogaro accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds and can achieve....




Nissan Frontier Pickup With Cummins Diesel Engine At 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Since long Nissan has been recording strong sales in the mid-size pickup segment which has motivated it to come up with another diesel pick-up. At the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, Nissan has unveiled the 2014 Frontier pickup in a new version. Dubbed the Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner, the mid-size truck has been developed in partnership with Cummins. Powering the vehicle is a Cummins developed 2.8-liter 4 cylinder diesel engine that is capable of delivering strong performance figures while remaining compliant with future emissions standards. The 2.8 liter heart puts out close to 200 hp and 350 lb-ft of peak torque, expressing a 35 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over a V6 equipped 2014 Frontier. The 2014 Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner is available in a two wheel drive configuration and equips a ZF 8HP70 8 speed automatic transmission. Though less powerful, the diesel pickup is expected to perform as well as....


Kia Niro Concept Crossover Debuts In North America

Last year, at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, Kia showcased its latest urban lifestyle concept car called the Kia Niro. Recently, Kia has debuted the same concept crossover for the North American market at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Although just a concept, it could potentially transform into a strong B-segment contender in the coming years. What will make the Niro stand out from its competition is its propulsion system which uses a combination of an hybrid electric powertrain and an advanced all wheel drive system. Proportion wise the Niro is 164.8 inches in overall length, 72.8 inches in width and 61.3 inches in height, and features a 102 inch wheelbase. This clearly tells despite being a crossover at heart, how compact the Niro concept is. Apart from the compact design what really attracts us is a looks of Niro which make use of “Limelight” aluminum anodized parts such as....




2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad Special Edition To Debut In Chicago

Dodge’ Journey SUV reported strongest sales ever in 2013 and to celebrate the same, Dodge is introducing a new Journey model called the 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad. Dodge has released the official pictures recently and will debut the vehicle at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. So what is new about Journey Crossroad? Some of the new and exclusive features the car comes with includes redesigned front and rear faces, unique 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels, 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, new leather seat design and Liquid Graphite accents. Since it is a special edition model, Dodge has given the exterior of the Journey a comprehensive makeover to make it look distinct. The Journey Crossroad comes with a new face featuring gloss black grille and fog lamp surrounds, a Platinum chrome accent, Platinum chrome roof rails, a “Crossroad” badge at the rear, black headlamp bezels, new side sills, new 19 inch 5-spoke aluminium....


2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class MPV Details and Pictures

Mercedes-Benz has finally released the first images of its highly anticipated MPV. Yes it is the new Viano but, as per previous reports, has been renamed as Mercedes-Benz V-Class. Mercedes says it is the “Mercedes Among MPVs” and certainly, that statement holds true for every aspect. The new V-Class talks luxury and sportiness from every possible angle. Some of the highlights. in brief include an available Exterior Sports package and an Interior Design package, two wheelbase options, a seating capacity of up to 8, two engine options, and plenty of other optional goodies. The styling is just as modern as you would expect. There is a fascinating radiator grille with the three dimensional badge, progressively designed headlamps with all lighting functions in LED – a first in class feature, a sculpted bonnet, lowered air intakes, strong character lines and more. The powertrain options include a state-of-the-art 2.1 liter 4 cylinder....




New Nissan Micra Limited Edition Model From 12,300 GBP For UK

Hatchbacks are just as popular in the UK as other body types are and this is the main reason why manufacturers put a variety of small cars on offer. Nissan Micra is a known car in this region of the world and people seem to like it for its frugality, features and probably looks as well. To draw more attention of prospective buyers, Nissan has announced a new limited edition model of the hatchback for UK. It is called the Nissan Micra Limited Edition and is based on the high value mid range Micra Acentra model. The limited edition does not come with any mechanical changes but does flaunt the styling updates it receives on the exterior and interior. For the exterior, the most prominent change is the roof which now comes in a contrasting color. The roof is available in three color combinations, each matched to the mirror caps....