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