MINI Paceman GoalCooper Special Edition Pays Homage To FIFA

MINI Paceman GoalCooper Special Edition Pays Homage To FIFA

The 2014 Fifa World Cup is just around the corner and fans have already started preparing for the biggest sporting event of the year.  As expected, demand for jerseys and flags has risen by multiple folds and it is going to increase further in the months to come. The auto industry is just as excited for the event as any football fan is and since it is the most popular sport in the world, carmakers are preparing for the event in their own unique ways. Paying homage to the beautiful game of soccer, MINI has introduced the MINI Paceman GoalCooper, a special edition car equipping a range of features and a unique livery. Based on the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman, the special model was designed by MINI Design Team supervised by Oliviero Weilinho who came up with an exclusive Danielson multi-coloured livery which uses yellow, green and blue. The....




Ducati Introduces Updated Diavel: New Engine, Exhaust System And More

One of the finest Italian motorcycle manufacturers, Ducati, has launched the all new 2015 Diavel sport cruiser. So, what is new in the latest Diavel? Well, there are a number of styling improvements, a new engine and a new exhaust system. The 2015 Diavel is even more technologically equipped and reinforces the Ducati’s Performance Redefined mantra by delivering even smoother performance. The 2015 model features significant changes over its predecessor and yet retains the extraordinary riding pleasure and innovative design. The Diavel has been the best in the sport cruiser segment and the new model is expected to push the benchmarks set by the previous generation model even further. Some of the highlights of the 2015 Diavel include the latest generation Testastretta 11° Dual Spark engine, ABS, full LED illumination, Ducati Riding Modes, Ducati Traction Control and a updated styling that is even more appealing. Furthermore, the new engine now....


Kurt Busch Wins 2014 STP 500: Holds Off Jimmie Johnson At Martinsville Speedway

At the historic Martinsville Speedway yesterday, Kurt Busch ended an 83-race winless streak with a smashing win in the 2014 STP 500. It was quite interesting to see how Kurt Busch battled through the race and bested Jimmie Johnson who happens to be one of the most successful drivers in the recent times. Kurt Busch’s start at Martinsville was not as confidence inspiring as he had expected. In the starting, Busch collided with Brad Keselowski’s Ford that cost the latter a hefty 31 laps. Johnson, who holds 8 Martinsville titles as of yet, was the leader for the race for nearly 296 laps and overtook Busch with 17 laps to go, hinting at yet another win at the track. But with just 10 laps remaining, Busch powered underneath Johnson off turn number two and was leading the remaining laps without much competition from the eight-time winner. Since 2002, this was....




Cadillac Announces 2015 ATS Coupe For Canada: Specifications And Features

Shortly after the car’s global unveiling, Cadillac has announced the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe for Canada which made its Canadian debut at the 2014 Toronto Auto Show. The recently launched, Cadillac ATS Sedan has showcased brilliant levels of performance and this is why Cadillac found it wise enough to come up with a Coupe version of the same. And as per everybody’s expectations. though the ATS Coupe is not hugely different from the sedan in terms of power output, the coupe did amaze us all by its sheer ability to perform even better than the saloon. As standard, the 2015 ATS Coupe will be powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder unit but performance lovers can also go for the bigger and more powerful 3.6 liter 6-cylinder model. The standard 2.0 L heart is good for 272 hp (203 kW) and peak torque of 295 lb-ft (400 Nm). The mighty....


Cadillac SRX Updated For Canada: Gets New Features, Colors And Trims

Cadillac has launched the 2014 SRX compact SUV in Canada which features a good number of updates including a new interior trim, new exterior color options, new 18” chrome-plated alloys on Luxury Collection and addition of Intellibeam headlamps in the Driver Awareness Package. Starting with the updates in detail, this year Cadillac has added Intellibeam headlamps to the Driver Awareness Package. This very feature detects oncoming traffic and automatically switches to high beam headlamps mode and turns them off instantly. The other and equally exclusive feature is a set of 18 inch chrome-plated alloy wheels available on the Luxury Collection, though the availability of the wheel will be late. As far as the exterior are concerned, Cadillac has added three new options: Terra Mocha Metallic, Sapphire Blue Metallic and Graphite Metallic. The interior of the 2014 SRX has also been updated with a new color combination: Caramel with Ebony accents.....




All New Hyundai Genesis Debuts For Europe: Details Inside

This year in the month of January, Hyundai debuted the 2015 Hyundai Genesis for the North American market. Recently, the new generation sedan has been launched in the European market as well. The Genesis is known to be one of the most capable cars in the mid-size sedan category and the 2015 iteration is even better. The 2015 Genesis will not be available to all potential buyers in Europe but only to a select few as Hyundai plans to sell the luxuriously-equipped executive saloon in limited number initially. The most interesting fact about the 2015 Genesis is that it’s the most technologically advanced and fully-equipped Hyundai model available in the European market. For the first lucky customers in Europe, Hyundai will be offering the new Genesis in only one specification. Powering the European model of the 2015 Genesis is a 3.8 liter V6 GDI engine and works in tandem with....


Nissan Introduces All New Juke NISMO RS: Details Inside

Expanding its model range, Nissan has introduced the all new Nissan Juke Nismo RS model for Europe. The Juke Nismo RS has been slotted as the flagship model of the new Juke range and comes with a number improvements including more power, stronger brakes, a sharper chassis and extra equipment. The new Juke Nismo RS is based on the very potent Juke Nismo and features motorsport inspired engineering, aerodynamics and design, taking the performance benchmark set by by the latter even higher. Powering the Juke Nismo RS is the 1.6 liter DIG-T engine which has been uptuned to deliver even more power and torque. The fine tuned 1.6 liter DIG-T on the Nismo RS produces 218 PS of power and peak torque of 280 Nm, a decent increase of 18 PS in power and 30 Nm in torque compared to the standard Nismo version. Nissan has also added a mechanical....




New Audi R18 e-tron Quattro Unveiled For 2014 WEC

Making its first appearance in a rather unusual way, the new R18 e-tron quattro race care by Audi was seen burning the rubber on public roads and not on a race track. All set for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship, the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro did its initial kilometers in public traffic and driving it was Tom Kristensen, record holder of the Le Mans 24 hours with 9 victories to date. In the company of photographers and TV cameras, the new Audi LMP1 race car completed a close to 10 km run through city traffic in Western France and the special event was broadcasted live on the internet. The new ten km distance covered city roads and a lap of the Circuit Bugatti. Apart from the special entry that the new race car made, Audi also surprised everybody with a new livery. New for 2014, while the body....


Volkswagen XL1 Nominated For Designs Of The Year Award 2014

In the recent years a number of designs have been created by some of the leading car manufacturers and one of them is the XL1 from Volkswagen. The Volkswagen XL1 is world’s most fuel efficient car thanks to its unbeatable technology and brilliantly sleek design. Now, the latest and certainly a good news is that the world’s most fuel efficient car has been nominated for the Designs of the Year award and will be on display at London’s Design Museum until August 25. This is the seventh year for the Designs of the Year award that honors the very best in global Fashion, Architecture, Graphic, Furniture, Transport and Product design. Andrew Nahum, one of the known author and automotive design and technology expert, nominated the XL1 for the exhibition in the Transport category. Talking about the XL1 now, the idea behind it was to produce a ‘one liter’ car. Here,....




Toyota Unveils TS040 Hybrid Race Car For 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship

The FIA World Endurance Championship is one of the most thrilling racing series and with less than a month to spare before the new season kicks off, Toyota has take the wraps off its 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship race car. Giving a new direction to its motorsport activities, Toyota has unveiled the new TS040 Hybrid race car that will debut on 20th April at the Six Hours of Silverstone race. To beat competitors like Porsche and Audi one needs power and the TS040 Hybrid is full of it. Powered by an interesting powered, the TS040 Hybrid produces a max of 986 hp or 736 kW. Of the whopping 986 hp, 513 hp is produced from a 3.7 liter V8 petrol unit, while the remaining 473 hp comes as an all-wheel drive hybrid boost. The powertrain has been changed in accordance with the revised WEC technical regulation as per which....


2014 Volvo V40 Gets New Drive-E Powertrain: More Models To Follow Later

Volvo has been actively working on new, fuel efficient powertrains for quite some time now. The result of the hard work is the new Drive-E powertrain family that comprises of a range of four-cylinder units capable of not only performing well but also consuming less fuel. As per the latest announcement made by Volvo, the new Volvo V40 will be available with new Drive-E powertrain family this May onwards. The manual version of Volvo V40 D4 powered by the Drive-E powertrain returns just 99 g/km of CO2 emissions and offers 74.3 miles to a gallon. The V40 Cross Country model will also return improved CO2 emissions of just 104 g/km which coverts to 70.6 miles to a gallon. Apart from the standard manual unit, the D4 powertrain will also be available with the new 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. The automatic version of the V40 also returns an appreciable 109 g/km....




Toyota Unveils New Aygo City Car: Specifications And Features

Toyota has unveiled the 2014 Model Year Aygo hatchback which is even more eye-catching and fun to drive than its predecessor. The 2014 model’s design is based on Toyota’s J-Playful language which is about the youth culture in Japan. To enhance the appeal of the new Aygo, Toyota will also be offering a range of customization options to the customers. The design of the 2014 Aygo is new and so are the proportions. At 3455 mm, the new iteration is 25 mm longer and has a reduced overall height (by 5 mm) of 1460 mm. It also offers 7 mm of more headroom, thanks to the changed dimensions. The front features a distinctive X-graphic styling that covers elements like the headlamps, upper and lower grilles, side mirrors and glazing, and foglamps. The overall profile of the Aygo features a lowered roof and readjusted forward. The sides have a sloping beltline....


Volvo Testing Flybrid KERS Technology In UK: Boosts Performance While Reducing Fuel Consumption

Volvo Car Group has been the leader when it comes to adopting new, environmentally friendly and safety technologies. For years now, no other car manufacturer has been as proactive as Volvo is and this is the reason why it is considered one of the best brands despite selling less vehicles per year compared to other global carmakers. As per the latest report, Volvo Group and Flybrid Automotive have joined hands to come up with better passenger cars. These companies are testing lightweight Flybrid flywheel KERS technology for passenger cars in the UK that offers boosted performance while reducing emissions and fuel consumption. Volvo has started the tests on normal city roads and test tracks located in the UK and Sweden, and is going to collect real world driving data from these test runs. Going by the recent results, the flywheel-based hybrid technology has delivered a performance boost of 80 hp....




All New 2015 Hyundai Sonata Officially Unveiled: Specifications And Features

In the past couple of months we have seen a variety of spy shots, teasers and undisguised pictures of the next generation Sonata. Bringing an end to the speculations and curiosity, Hyundai has officially unveiled the all new 2015 Hyundai Sonata in South Korea. Be it the looks or the technological features, the new Sonata is hugely evolved over its predecessor and wears Hyundai’s improved Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy. The new Sonata is a significant departure from the previous generation model and comes with loads of technologies developed first for the new generation Genesis. It is based on a modified version of the Hyundai Motor platform which now offers even more dynamism. Thanks to the upgraded platform, the car has 35 percent more bending strength and 41 percent greater torsional strength compared to the old Sonata. Proportions wise, the new generation Sonata is only 30 mm wider and 35 mm longer than the....


Volkswagen Announces New Polo Pricing For UK: Starts From £11,100

The new Polo from Volkswagen has already been launched in the UK and deliveries are scheduled to begin in July. With still a couple of months to spare, Volkswagen has announced the pricing for the entire Polo model range for the UK. The entry level Polo S trim model starts at £11,100 and goes up to £19,715 for the range topping Polo BlueGT. The latest generation Polo is new in a number of senses. First and foremost, the car comes with a range of new engines that comply with EU6 emissions standards and offer up to 23 percent more fuel efficiency. The list of engines include a 1.4-litre TSI unit, two 1.2-litre four-cylinder TSI mills and two 3-cylinder 1.0-litre MPI hearts. While that was for the petrol lineup, the diesel range offers two new 3-cylinder 1.4-litre TDI engines with power outputs in the range of 75 to 90 PS. As....




Ford Everest Concept SUV At Bangkok International Auto Show

The mid-size SUV segment has shown an increase in demand in the recent times and this seems to have pushed global manufacturers to develop even better products. Ford, one of the leaders in the SUV segment, has been working on a new 7 seater concept designed for ASEAN and global markets which was revealed in Sydney back in 2013. Dubbed Ford Everest, the concept has recently been showcased at the Bangkok International Auto Show and if we have to describe the looks of the concept in one word, we would say ‘excellent’. The main reason that led to the creation of Ford Everest Concept is the utility segment’s rapid growth in the year 2013 – 13 percent to the precise. In the same year, Ford recorded a 35 percent increase in sales, thus motivating the brand to do even better. The Everest concept looks sleek and refined, and has all....


Honda NSX Hybrid Supercar To Debut At Goodwood

Honda’s latest product, the NSX hybrid supercar is all set for launch in 2015. And since there are still a couple of months to go, Honda has decided to debut the NSX prototype at the 2014 Goodwood Festival Of Speed that will take place from 27 to 29 June. The NSX will be there as a participant and the visitors will get to see and hear it when it goes for a run on the world’s most famous hillclimb. The NSX has been associated with the Goodwood Festival Of Speed for long. When the first Festival was organized, as many as 10 NSX were showcased. The original NSX was launched back in 1990 and by the time it participated at the Goodwood Festival, it had already proved itself. It was an exotic machine that delivered strong performance and handling without making any compromises on the usability part. This year, after....




Toyota i-ROAD Public Trials Begin In Japan

Electric vehicles are the need of the hour and car manufacturers around the globe are experimenting with new zero emissions vehicles. Toyota, for instance, has developed a radical-looking yet promising vehicle called Toyota i-ROAD which is a three-wheeled electric powered concept offering an interesting cross of a motorcycle and a car. Toyota refers to this innovative machine as a personal mobility vehicle, thanks to its compact dimensions which stand at 56.9 inches in height, 33.5 inches in width and 92.5 inches in length. The i-ROAD may not be as cool as the three wheeled machines from Morgan but it surely looks potent enough. As per the latest report, Toyota has begun the first public trials of this ultra-compact electric vehicle with 10 single-seater versions. The initial testing is set to run from today and will continue till early June. There will be 20 testers, some of which will be industry....


2015 Chrysler 200 Mid-Size Sedan: Features, Specs and Price

For the first time, Chrysler attempted to draw some attention in the mid-size sedan segment and all it’s efforts have been well appreciated. The latest product from the American major, the Chrysler 200, was well received when it was first unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and it seems be giving the brand a new direction. The 200 is completely new in all senses and comes with some of the latest and segment-first offerings. Under the beautiful design of the new 200 is an interesting configuration comprising of a segment-first 9 speed automatic transmission, an Alfa Romeo chassis, an innovative all wheel drive system, and a choice of two great engines. The design of Chrysler 200 gets the new face of the brand featuring an updated Chrysler badge, LED fog lamps, LED tail lamps, optional LED daytime running lamps, a coupe-like profile, 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels, integrated dual....




SsangYong Unveils XLV Hybrid Crossover Concept

At the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, SsangYong unveiled the XIV-1 which was the first of the series of multi-interface concepts the south Korean carmaker has planned for the masses. The latest addition to this multi-interface concept series is SsangYong XLV, a hybrid crossover aimed for the B-segment that will underpin many of the future SsangYong models. The design of the XLV concept is based on SsangYong’s new design philosophy – ‘Nature born – 3 Motion’. This is the same design language that was first adopted for the XIV concept series. The name XLV used for the latest concept stands eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle and as per SsangYong, the XLV concept is a multi purpose vehicle that also offers pleasurable driving. On the exterior, the XLV has a robust yet elegant feel to it thanks to the dynamic character lines that flow along the length, striking headlamps, a sleek grille, wider....


Callaway Introduces Camaro Z/28 With 662 HP: More Details Inside

Callaway Cars is one of the leading international engine design companies known for its ultra cool modified models based on Chevrolet cars. Apart from creating high performance road cars, Callaway Cars Callaway Cars Inc. is also known for world class race cars that are acclaimed internationally. A while ago Chevrolet launched the 2014 Camaro Z/28 which, technically, is a beast in terms of performance. Now, Callaway has introduced a modified version of the car called 2014 Callaway Camaro Z/28 SC652 which is even more powerful. The Callaway Camaro Z/28 SC652 will be a limited edition model featuring a number of technical enhancements on top of the features that the Z/28 comes with as standard. Powering the Callaway Camaro Z/28 SC652 is a 7.0 liter supercharged engine which produces 652 hp at 6700 rpm and peak torque of 620 lb-ft at 4400 rpm. This is a significant improvement over the standard....




2015 Audi TT and TTS Sports Cars With New Features And Optional Packages

Audi has announced the 2015 Audi TT and TTS coupe models with a couple of upgrades customers will definitely consider. In brief, there will be an optional S line plus carbon package available on the 2015 TT, another optional Competition package for the 2015 TTS and a few new standard features including heated front seats and new design 5-spoke alloy wheels. Coming to the performance part, the new TT coupe and roadster models have the highly acclaimed 2.0 liter TFSI petrol engine under their hood. The engine features Audi valvelift system, turbocharging and direct-injection technologies, and capably delivers 211 hp of power and peak torque of 258 lb-ft. The engine propels the coupe model from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds while the roadster version takes 5.6 seconds. The more performance-oriented, Audi TTS is powered by an uprated version of the same 2.0 liter TFSI petrol engine. The four....


Cadillac Launches 2014 ATS Crimson Sport Special Edition: Priced From $46,010

There has a wave of limited and special edition models lately, and the latest car to get the next position in the list is from the house of Cadillac. Enhancing the appeal of the four door version of the 2014 ATS, Cadillac has launched a new Crimson Sport special edition model. This limited edition ATS features a number of visual and performance parts alongside an exclusive Crimson Red Metallic body paint. The interior of the ATS Crimson Sport special edition is available in four choices: Jet Black with Jet Black accents, Morello Red with Jet Black accents, Light Platinum with Jet Black accents or Caramel with Jet Black accents. For performance lovers Cadillac will offer a Track Package on ATS Crimson Sport which makes the car even more lovable both performance- and appearance-wise. Apart from the list of features mentioned above, the special edition model will also come with a....




Citroen C4 Now Available With New, Fuel-Efficient PureTech Engine

Citroen has been sincerely working on new, fuel efficient engines for a really long time and the outcome is the PureTech family. The PureTech family of engines was first launched in 2012 and in the past two years it has grown bigger. Citroen has started introducing the new PureTech engines on its new generation models and Citroen C4 is the latest one to get it. The 2014 Citroen C4 will be available with a new 3-cylinder e-THP 130 PureTech engine which features technologies like a direct-injection turbocharger and variable valve timing. Talking in terms of performance, the new e-THP 130 engine is capable of putting out 130 hp of max power available at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 230 Nm available from 1750 rpm. Compared to the current 4-cylinder engine options available on the C4, the PureTech heart offers increased efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions. The 4-cylinder engine emits....


Citroen DS3 Dark Rose Limited Edition: Price and Details

Citroen has unveiled the latest special edition model of the Citroen DS3. The new model is called Citroen DS3 Dark Rose limited edition and was launched by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. The new DS3 Dark Rose is one of the most exclusive cars available in Europe currently as Citroen plans to produce only 350 examples of the limited edition. The Dark Rose limited edition will be available on the standard DS3 and DS3 Cabrio. Making the Dark Rose edition distinctive enough is a two tone body paint which uses Shark grey and Perla Nera black. While the front, rear and side of the car features an exclusive two-tone paint job, the roof of the DS3 and DS3 Cabrio models will be offered in different, contrasting colors. The DS3’s roof is in fuchsia pink while that of DS3 Cabrio has a black canvas shade. The wing mirror housings are....




Acura TLX Production Model To Debut At 2014 New York Auto Show

Since long we have been hearing about the TLX, one of the latest concepts cars from well know Japanese car manufacturer Acura. The latest news in regard to the Acura TLX is that the production model of the same is going to debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The 2015 Acura TLX is going to be midsize luxury saloon but is claimed to be deliver higher levels of refinement and luxury. Moreover the car will offer unmatched performance thanks to the family of next generation powertrains that will be offered by Acura. What is known about the powertrain department as of now is that the 2015 TLX will have two advanced engine options: a 2.4 liter i-VTEC and a 3.5 liter i-VTEC. The standard model will be powered by a 2.4 liter, 4 cylinder, 16 valve, direct injected i–VTEC petrol engine that will come mated with a....


New Subaru Impreza Coming To UK On May 1: Priced From £17,495

After a long time, Subaru has finally made a comeback to the UK market with the new generation Subaru Impreza. The car will arrive in the UK on May 1 and will be available in just one trim level and one engine option, though there will be both manual and automatic transmission options. However, the new Impreza will be the first vehicle in the C-segment to come with an all wheel drive system as standard. Design wise the new generation Impreza is simple yet attractive. At the front the car features a hexagonal grille and hawk-eye headlights that have their own unique appeal. Moving on to the sides, it has flared wheel arches that emphasize the car’s all wheel drive character. For the passenger cabin Subaru has used high quality, highly durable materials that impart a solid yet premium feel to the Impreza. There is also a Multi Function display....




2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 4MATIC Coupe: Details Inside

Adding a new member to the already big family of AMG products, Mercedes-Benz has launched the 2015 S63 4MATIC Coupe today. The S63 4MATIC Coupe is AMG version of the newly introduced Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe. Thanks to AMG, the new model not only looks more exciting than the coupe it is based on but also talks performance, real performance. Starting with the styling of the car, AMG has done a commendable job in enhancing the appeal of the coupe. AMG has added plenty of aerodynamic and styling elements such as a 3D AMG “twin-blade” radiator grille, AMG lettering, a 3D body colored A-wing which acts as a ducting element, a front splitter, AMG side sill panels, exclusive AMG alloy wheels, V8 BITURBO lettering, gloss black rear diffuser, AMG sport exhaust system, and more. The interior of the S63 4MATIC Coupe is just as special and sporty as the exterior is.....


Porsche Launches Cayman GTS In UK: Priced From £55,397

Porsche has launched new performance models of two of their popular cars for the UK. One of them is the Boxster GTS which we just covered and the other one is the 2014 Porsche Cayman GTS. Just like the Boxster GTS, the Cayman GTS also features a retuned chassis and uprated engine, and with these changes it becomes the fastest Cayman to date. The Cayman GTS is powered by an uprated version of the flat-six cylinder, 3.4 liter engine positioned in the middle of the chassis for a low center of gravity. The engine now produces 340 hp of max power and 380 Nm of peak torque, a significant increase of 15 hp and 10 Nm respectively. Once gain just like the Boxster GTS, the Cayman GTS features Porsche Active Suspension Management and the Sport Chrono package as standard. These systems allow the driver to modify the throttle characteristics and....




Porsche Boxster GTS Coming To UK-Fastest Boxster Yet

The Porsche Boxster has been a benchmark roadster for decades now, and this year the car is going to get even better. Porsche has announced the new Boxster GTS which is the pinnacle of the Boxster range and arrives with upgraded chassis and engine. The Boxster GTS is powered by an optimized version of the flat-six 3.4 liter engine that powers the standard Boxster. This uprated version of the engine puts out an additional 15 hp and 10 Nm, taking the max power and torque figures to 330 hp and 370 Nm respectively. Technology wise, the GTS model equips Porsche Active Suspension Management and Sport Chrono package as standard. The transmission options list includes a standard 6 speed manual and an optional Doppelkupplungsgetriebe 7-speed double-clutch unit. The Boxster is capable of sprinting from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 174 mph. Fuel....