Jeep Announces UK Pricing Of 2014 Cherokee SUV

Jeep Announces UK Pricing Of 2014 Cherokee SUV

With the commencement of bookings for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, Fiat Group Automobiles UK has announced the pricing of the new model. The lineup starts from £25,495 with the Cherokee Longitude that is powered by a 2.0 liter engine mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox and features a two wheel drive configuration. At the top of the Cherokee range sits the highly equipped Limited 170 Automatic model that costs £35,695 and comes with features like 18-inch alloy wheels, BiXenon headlamps, power tailgate, Nappa leather seats, front and rear park assist, 8-way power driver’s seat, back-up camera, rain sensors, automatic headlights, keyless Enter ‘n’ Go, Wireless Phone Charging pad and much more. As of the now the 2014 Cherokee will be powered by two 2.0-litre MultiJet 2 diesel units, with power outputs of 140 hp and 170 hp respectively, but Jeep is expected to include a new 3.2 liter V6....




Chevrolet To Add 2015 Trax Compact SUV To Its US Portfolio

Chevrolet has announced that it will add the 2015 Chevrolet Trax to its US vehicle range. The car is expected to arrive in dealers showrooms across the US early next year and will inject more competition into the rapidly growing small SUV market. The design is pretty compact and has the flare of Chevrolet. Swept headlamps, a dual port grille with chrome accents and a bowtie emblem accentuate the front of the car, while the rear flaunts skid plates, vertical tail lamps and pronounced wheel arches. The exterior of the Trax will be available in as many as ten colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Satin Steel Metallic, Black Granite Metallic, White Pearl Tricoat, Orange Rock Metallic, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Deep Espresso Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic and Blaze Red. The cockpit of the Trax is full of features, including the standard MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch high-res display, a....


Chevrolet Adds 2015 Silverado Special Service Vehicle To Its Lineup

Chevrolet has expanded its police vehicle portfolio with the addition of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab SVV (Special Service Vehicle). Based on the highly capable, durable, efficient and award winning 2015 Silverado 1500, the Special Service Vehicle has been specially customized for police use and is expected to go on sale this summer. Offered as a package, the same will be offered on the 1WT and 1LS trims of the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. Powering the special package equipped model is the 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 engine that is capable of delivering a max of 355 hp and a peak torque of 383 lb-ft, and returns the highest fuel fuel economy in the two wheel drive category. The fuel efficiency is rated at 23 miles to a gallon for highway. All the police agencies will be able to buy the SVV in either 2WD or 4WD configurations with a....




Trident Introduces Iceni Magna And Iceni Venturer Models To The World

Today, well known British sport car brand, Trident, has announced that its flagship Iceni sports car will be available to the world very soon. For those of you unaware of the Trident Iceni, it is the world’s fastest and most fuel efficient sports car with a diesel heart. Trident unveiled two new models of the Iceni family today – the Iceni Magna and the Iceni Venturer. The Magna is a fastback version whereas the Venturer is an estate model. While one would think the two models would be boasting a different set of specifications, interestingly, they share the same components inside out. Despite sporting a design which is unconventional, the models can store two holdalls and at least two suitcases. Both the models can achieve a top speed in excess of 190 mph and offer a full tank range of 2000 miles. Trident has also patented a unique torque multiplication....


Subaru BRZ Price Reduced By £2,500: Starts From £23,995 Now

Subaru has made its all new BRZ even more affordable for potential buyers. Yes, it is true. Subaru has revised the pricing of the the BRZ, which is known for thrilling driving experience, and has reduced the starting price by a good £2,500. With the new pricing scheduled to become effective from May 1, the all new BRZ will start from just £23,995. While the £23,995 price tag is for the SE Lux model featuring a manual gearbox, the automatic variant will start from £25,495. The BRZ is powered by a 2.0 liter Boxer petrol engine positioned horizontally for a low center of gravity. The power and torque generated by the potent engine is delivered to the rear wheels. Talking about the specifications and available equipment, the BRZ SE Lux equips a number of features as standard. These include Torsen rear-axle differential, leather and Alcantara trimmed seats, steering mounted shift....




Mercedes-Benz Unveils All-New 2014 B-Class Electric Drive For US

With an increase in popularity of electric vehicles, automakers are either developing new electric vehicles from scratch or modifying the drivetrains of existing vehicles. Popular German marque, Mercedes-Benz, has unveiled the all-new 2014 B-Class Electric Drive which, obviously, is an emission-free vehicle based on the Mercedes-Benz B-Class for the US market. The car will be launched in US during this summer. Based on the conventionally powered B-Class, the 2014 B-Class Electric Drive has been developed in collaboration with Tesla Motors. Previously, Tesla has provided the battery for the predecessor of the smart fortwo EV. And this time as well, Mercedes-Benz looked no further than the electric car pioneer. The 2014 B-Class Electric Drive is powered by Tesla drive system that consists of an electric motor capable of generating 177 hp of power and peak torque of 251 lb-ft or 340 Nm. Compared to a modern 3 liter petrol engine, the....


MINI Paceman Adventure: A Go-Anywhere MINI Concept

BMW has unveiled a completely different version of the Mini Paceman which is a collaborative effort of the young apprentices and their instructors at BMW’s Munich and Dingolfing facilities. Called the Mini Paceman Adventure, the unique version is based on the Mini Cooper S Paceman. The students used the standard model and converted it into a two seater pickup concept. And to complement the pickup-inspired design, BMW has equipped the Paceman Adventure with all-wheel drive ALL4, a turbocharged engine, a modified suspension and much more. Powering the MINI Paceman Adventure is a turbocharged engine that puts out 184 hp/135 kW. The cockpit of the Paceman Adventure only has two seats and the remaining estate is occupied by a spacious cargo area that can be used to carry equipment, tools and luggage. Additionally, there is also a rack on the roof of the Adventure that can carry a spare wheel. Thanks....




McLaren Releases First Images Of MSO 650S Coupe Concept

McLaren’s bespoke division, the McLaren Special Operations, has released the first image of the MSO 650S Coupe Concept. This latest model that joins the McLaren’s lineup showcases a variety of upgrades available for the McLaren 650S Spider and 650S Coupe. Over the coming weeks, McLaren will be showing the MSO 650S Coupe concept at various places across China. Talking about the appearance first, the MSO-built concept features a number of subtle bodily and interior upgrades. For instance, the exterior of the car is painted in Agrigan Black, a unique metallic black shade developed with a ruby red metallic flake. In the night the car appears black whereas under direct sunlight it changes its color dramatically. Complementing the exclusive paint is an array of carbon fiber highlights finished in satin. The list of carbon fiber highlights include the air intakes, front splitter, a unique MSO ear diffuser and MSO side blades.....


NASCAR Richmond 2014: Joey Logano Wins Toyota Owners 400

Taking advantage of the beating and banging that took place at the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Joey Logano finished first in the same at the Richmond International Raceway. With the latest victory, Logano has finished in the top ten for the third time at Richmond and also gets his first trip to the Gatorade Victory Lane. While he battled through the final 9 lap run in a graceful way, the spotlight was stolen by an unpleasant incident that occurred after the race wherein Casey Mears and Marcos Ambrose got into an argument which ended up in the latter throwing a hard punch on Mears’ face. Coming back to the race, the start was quite interesting as Kyle Larson, who was leading the race then, was spun by Clint Bowyer. When the race started again, Brad Keselowski took the lead immediately, while Kyle Larson was pushed to....




Nissan Unveils Dirt-Repelling. Self-Cleaning Car Prototype

Cars are supposed to take you to places where you want to go but while you are sitting behind the steering wheel cursing down the road, the exterior of the car is prone to a lot of dirt. On reaching back home all you would realize is that your car needs a thorough wash to remove all that dirt it collected during the journey. Nissan has been proactively developing cool technologies that are aimed at making motoring safer and more environmentally friendly, but one of their latest technologies is more about keeping your vehicle as dirt-free as possible. You heard it right. Nissan has developed an innovative paint that repels everyday dirt, rain and mud. To try the new paint technology, the specially developed super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint was sprayed on the all new Nissan Note and the results were amazing. The test mule is being called the self-cleaning Note....


Mazda MX-5 Anniversary Edition Unveiled At 2014 New York Auto Show

Mazda has unveiled a new Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition roadster at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The special edition model has been developed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mazda MX-5. Alongside the special edition, Mazda also revealed the all-new SKYACTIV-Chassis that underpins the new generation MX-5. Launched back in 1989, the MX-5 has been a consistent performer and has countless fans across some of the major markets. It is lightweight, fun to drive and more affordable than other cars of same category. The level of success of the MX-5 is underlined by the 940,000 units Mazda has produced till date. Also, the MX-5 holds the Guinness World Record for the best selling two-seater roadster. Powering the anniversary edition is the 2.0-litre engine that puts out 160 PS and can be mated either to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is....




2015 Chevrolet Corvette To Be Available In New Atlantic And Pacific Design Packages

Today, Chevrolet has announced two new Design Packages for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette: the Pacific performance coupe and the Atlantic luxury convertible. Both the special Corvette models are slated to go on sale along with the rest of the Corvette lineup in the coming months. The Corvette Stingray Pacific coupe and Corvette Stingray Atlantic convertible concepts first debuted at the last year’s SEMA show. Amid the plethora of cool vehicles at the SEMA show, including the range of Camaros, both the Corvette models received a strong response from car enthusiasts and this influenced Chevrolet to introduce the production models sooner than expected. Two other vehicles from the SEMA show that have made it to the production line are Camaro Hot Wheels and Sonic Dusk editions. Starting with the Atlantic Convertible, the topless Corvette is inspired by the performance and luxury of private jets. The model is available in 2LT and....


Jeep Debuts Four Design Concepts At Auto China 2014

Jeep has debuted not one, not two but four design concepts at the Auto China 2014 in Beijing. These Chinese-inspired concepts include two variations of the all-new Jeep Cherokee: the Urbane and Sageland, a Jeep Wrangler based premium model called Jeep Wrangler Sundancer and Jeep Zi You Xia, a beautiful concept based on the 2015 Jeep Renegade. Starting with the newest member first, the all new Jeep Renegade debuts in all new concept guise called Zi You Xia, which means rebel. Painted in Warm Chocolate Gray, the paint scheme adopted is inspired by the colors of the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. To accentuate the exterior, Jeep has used Dark Anodized Bronze on the rear lower fascia, front fog lamp bezels, tail lamp insert bezel, grille throats and badging. The car rolls on unique 20-inch wheels painted in Dark Anodized Bronze. The interior features a mix of....




Callaway Presents 2014 Corvette At NCM Bash

Callaway has put on display the 2014 Callaway Corvette at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. The car will be on display from April 24 to 26 and Callaway staff will be present there to conduct in-depth walk-around to make the visitors familiar with the new features of the Callaway Corvette. So what is new in the 2014 Callaway Corvette? Starting with the added features, there is a new supercharger that protrudes out of the hood and thus offers more power, a single acoustic chamber muffler design delivering a great note and an innovative three-element intercooler system for a denser intake. Fitted on top of the engine is a third generation supercharger system featuring a new design. With the help of the reengineered supercharger, the Callaway Corvette produces upwards of 620 hp and peak torque of 600 lb-ft. The new triple-element intercooler performs better than single and dual element intercooler....


Nissan Debuts Lannia Concept And NISMO Performance Brand In Beijing

Nissan has unveiled the Nissan Lannia Concept in Beijing today. Debuting at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, the Lannia is a global concept that will initially address the Chinese market. The design of the Lannia Concept is a result of collaboration between the Nissan Global Design Center and Nissan Design China, and pays honor to legendary Nissan Bluebird. The design is sleek, energetic and agile and will certainly be liked by post-80s generation of China. Alongside the Nissan Lannia Concept, Nissan has also announced the introduction of its performance division, Nismo, in China. Nismo will make its official debut with products like 370 Z Nismo and GT-R Nismo. That is not all as Nissan also showcased its technological advancements at the Auto China 2014. Developed under the Nissan’s Safety Shield, the array of technologies included Nissan’s Smart Rear View Mirror technology which is going to debut in 2015, and Nissan’s....




Volvo Presents V60 Plug-In Hybrid R-Design Model

The Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid is one of the most successful hybrid vehicles in Europe and recorded great sales in the year 2013. Broadening the vehicle’s appeal, Volvo has unveiled the V60 plug-in hybrid in Volvo’s R-Design specification. The company has started taking bookings for the R-Design model with deliveries expected to begin from August this year. As far as the pricing goes, the Volvo V60 D6 AWD R-Design Lux Nav is available from £51,675, excluding the plug-in hybrid grant of £5000. The exterior as well as the interior of the vehicle is quite unique. The exterior features R-Design grille and front bumper, 18-inch Ixion wheels and a rear diffuser. The interior gets a full R-Design theme that includes standard sports seats with black nubuck textile and perforated leather, sports pedals,, charcoal headlining and sports floor mats. The standard list of features also adds Volvo On Call. Powering the car....


Mercedes-Benz Unveils 2014 SLS AMG Black Series: Details Inside

Mercedes-Benz has presented the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series, a Black Series model from Mercedes-AMG that is inspired by the SLS AMG GT3. Based on the AMG Lightweight Performance strategy, the car only weighs 3,417 pounds and achieves a power to weight ratio of 5.49 lb/horsepower. With such a brilliant power to weight ratio in hand, the SLS AMG Black Series delivers outstanding driving dynamics. Powering the 2014MY SLS AMG Black Series is a fine tuned AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine that puts out 622 hp and a peak torque of 468 lb-ft, making it the most powerful AMG-built vehicle with an internal combustion engine, to date. With that much power on tap, the Black Series propels from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 196 mph. Paired to the mighty AMG powerhouse is AMG-built SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports automatic transmission that offers four....




All New Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Unveiled: Details Inside

Expanding its lineup, Mercedes Benz has unveiled the all new 2014 Mercedes Benz CLA. The new four door coupe styled compact sedan takes its design cues from the Mercedes CLS and does not deviate much from the Concept Style Coupe on which it is based. Launched in the CLA250 specification, the car is expected to arrive in US dealerships come September. The exterior carries the radical design of the Concept Style Coupe and features seamless integration of convex and concave surfaces. There is a diamond look grille, a muscular hood with power domes, headlamps with flame effect, daytime running lights, a coupe-like sloping roof line, prominent character lines, optional panorama roof and more. The premium look and feel of the CLA is also reflected on the inside, credit going to anthracite finished elements, black ash wood, burl walnut wood and aluminum trims. Other highlights include black piano-lacquer trim display with....


Daimler-BYD Unveil Denza Electric Vehicle In Beijing

Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology, a joint venture between Daimler and BYD has unveiled their first production vehicle at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show.  Christened Denza, the all new electric vehicle shows off a perfect blend of Daimler’s expertise in safety technologies and BYD’s advancements in battery technology. The Denza is China’s first all-electric vehicle and is expected to go on sale in September 2014. Pricing will start from RMB 369,000. According to the creators of the car, it is the result of four years of research and development and finally the found the correct formulae for an electric urban commuter. Denza has been intensively tested for 18 months and covered 1.2 million km across China with over 20 cars being crashed for safety tests. As per Daimler, the car is the first one to be tested under the C-NCAP (China New Car Assessment Program) consumer ratings and earns a....




Bentley Hybrid Concept, Continental GT Speed, GT V8 S and Flying Spur Debut In Beijing

China is one of the most important markets for British marque Bentley and at this year’s Beijing Motor Show, the same has unveiled a range of models along with a hybrid concept. The lineup includes the Flying Spur V8, the new Continental GT V8 S, new Continental GT Speed and the Bentley Hybrid Concept. Based on the Bentley Mulsanne flagship model, the Hybrid Concept shows the electric future of Bentley and also focuses on making the best luxury vehicle even better. Being an electric car, Bentley has used copper on the exterior as well as interior, to highlight the electric character. The Copper accents can be seen on the headlamps, the radiator grille and the entire leather cabin. While the official specifications are yet to be revealed, Bentley claims to have achieved a power gain of 25 % and a reduction of 70 % in the emissions, thanks to the....


Audi TT Offroad Concept Unveiled At 2014 Beijing Motor Show

Audi has unveiled an all new hybrid concept car at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. This four door, radical looking concept is called Audi TT Offroad Concept and it is based on, you guessed it, the new generation Audi TT. The TT Offroad Concept is a capable utility vehicle which has a coupe-like styling and features a hybrid powertrain, meaning it would deliver astounding performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency. Powering the plug-in hybrid is a combination of drivetrains: a 2.0 liter TFSI petrol engine and two electric motors. The 2.0 liter TFSI petrol heart produces 292 PS and peak torque of 380 Nm. Paired to the internal combustion engine via a separating clutch is an electric motor that delivers an additional 40 kW and peak torque of 220 Nm. There is a second electric motor as well that is mounted on the rear axle and produces 85 kW and 270....




Citroen C-XR Concept SUV To Debut At Beijing Motor Show 2014

Citroen is going to debut an all new concept at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. Named Citroen C-XR Concept, the beautiful looking SUV will shape into a future model developed by Citroen and DongFeng. Since DongFeng will be involved in the production of the C-XR, it is likely to be a China-exclusive model initially. Shifting the attention to the C-XR Concept now, it is a Citroen’s contemporary take on the SUV and will be first utility product coming from Citroen-DongFeng joint venture. Compared to 2012, the SUV segment has shown a tremendous growth in the year 2013 in China and this motivated the duo to come up with an all new product. The design of the C-XR Concept is stylish and compact, thanks to a number of bodily highlights including signature headlights with LED daytime running lights, C-shaped side signature that works as a visual link between the chrome-finished waistline....


BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept Debuts At 2014 Beijing Motor Show

Making a bold statement at this year’s Beijing Motor Show is the Vision Future Luxury concept by BMW. The sedan concept, as its name says, is BMW’s vision for future vehicles and next generation models are certain to draw some inspiration from it. Starting with the design of the Vision Future Luxury, it is an evolution of the design language first seen on the Gran Lusso Coupe unveiled last year. At the front is a grille which is by far the biggest one we have seen on any BMW model so far. The massive grille is complemented by a pair of sleek laser headlights and air curtains that sit below the headlights. The overall profile of the car is all about channeling air as efficiently as possible. Other exterior highlights include taut surfaces, a coupe like profile and a sloping trunk lid, all of which together reduce drag. A unique....




2015 Mini Paceman Debuts At Auto China Beijing 2014

Mini has unveiled the updated, 2015 Mini Paceman at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. Shown in the new form, the car will come with a bunch of updates including a EU6 compliant engine range, a sportier cabin, updated design, new paint finishes, enhanced driving performance, optimized aerodynamics, new light alloy wheels and a more powerful Cooper S Paceman. On the outside the changes brought are subtle and hard to spot, but noticeably there are retouched lights, piano black exterior elements, new color options, new grille pattern and new alloy wheel designs. Mini has also made LED daytime running lights and LED fog lights standard across the entire range. Cooper and Cooper D Paceman get a new 16-inch alloy wheel set that improves fuel efficiency. Cooper S and Cooper SD Paceman equip a 17-inch alloy wheel set while the JCW features Twin Spoke Black Burnished 18-inch alloy wheels. The changes on....


Lexus NX Crossover Unveiled At Beijing Motor Show

Lexus has finally unveiled the hotly anticipated Lexus NX crossover at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. The sharply styled compact crossover will be available in three versions: a hybrid version, a regular petrol and a turbocharged petrol. Of the three, the turbocharged petrol engine is an all new unit developed by Lexus and will debut on the Lexus NX 200t. Lexus will offer the NX in front wheel drive and all wheel drive versions. Additionally, the models will also equip Lexus’s quick-response stop and start system.The NX range will also come equipped with a host of innovative technologies and features. The long list of features includes a Lexus-first wireless charging tray for mobile phones, new Lexus Remote Touch Interface featuring a touchpad, new Panoramic View Monitor, blind spot monitor, head-up display and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The NX will be available in the following specifications: NX 200, NX 200t and....




Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe Concept Unveiled At Beijing Motor Show

For this year’s Beijing Motor Show, Volkswagen had a lot of products planned. First it was the Volkswagen Golf R 400 and now the German carmaker has unveiled the New Midsize Coupe concept at the show. The New Midsize Coupe strongly hints at what Volkswagen’s future sport sedan would look like. The same will be positioned below the Volkswagen Passat. Volkswagen says, the Coupe concept is a perfect blend of a saloon and a sports car. Dimension wise, the Coupe is 1422 mm in height, 4597 mm in length and has an overall width of 1838 mm. It is the design of the car that makes it look sporty, thanks to its dynamic roof line, short overhangs, a short boot lid, swept-back C-pillars, long bonnet and muscular side and shoulder panels. Based on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform, the car was presented in a Dragon Red color which is....


Mercedes-Benz Unveils All New Concept Coupe SUV

Talk about Coupe SUVs and the only word that crosses your mind is BMW X6. Until recently there was no competition to the X6 but with the unveiling of Mercedes Benz’s latest creation, it seems the threat is on its way. Mercedes Benz has unveiled the all new Concept Coupe SUV and for sure, it is one of the best attempts by any manufacturer at mixing the utility of an SUV with the sensuousness of a coupe. The design of concept is contemporary and imposing, credit goes to the high beltline, large wheel arches, muscular wings and massive 22 inch wheels. In terms of dimensions, the 4-door, all wheel drive concept is nearly 5 meters long, 2 meters wide and has an overall height of 1.75 meters. The exterior is painted in Alu Beam color which is not only unique but reminds of the Mercedes Benz Silver Arrows from the....




Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept Hatch Debuts In Beijing

Displaying the potential of their Golf R hatch, Volkswagen has unveiled the masculine Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. The number ‘400’ which the name ends with is actually the power output of car and yes, that is mind boggling. But not just performance, the Golf R 400 is also about style and comes with a pumped up body, new bumpers and seriously flared wheelarches. The Golf R 400 is based on the standard Golf R which, with its turbocharged engine, puts out 300 PS. The Golf R 400 is developed by Volkswagen R GmbH and is powered by a modified version of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that powers the standard Golf R. The tweaked unit develops a massive 400 hp and 450 Nm of peak torque between 2,400 and 6,000 rpm. Compared to the output of the Golf R, the concept gains 100....


Viking Concept By Lauge Jensen Motorcycles: Designed By Henrik Fisker

One of renowned Danish custom motorcycle builders Lauge Jensen, has unveiled its all new motorcycle in Monaco. Unveiled at the Top Marques show, the motorcycle was designed by Fisker co-founder Henrik Fisker. Henrik Fisker has previously worked as a design chief at both Aston Martin and BMW, and even contributed to the design of the Fisker Karma. Working together with Henrik Fisker on the deign of the new motorcycle was Anders Kirk Johansen, the owner of Lauge Jensen Motorcycles. As per the brand, the Viking Concept retains the look of a classic cruiser and features a unique rear section where the tank, rear fender and seat blend into each other seamlessly. As per Fisker, this very seamless effect is unique in custom motorcycles. Powering the Viking Concept is a 45-degree V-twin engine that is first one to be complaint with Euro IV emissions. The V-twin puts out 100 hp of....




Acura Unveils 2015 TLX At 2014 New York International Auto Show

Acura has unveiled the 2015 Acura TLX performance-luxury saloon at the 84th New York International Auto Show. Developed under the Red Carpet Athlete Theme, the 2015 TLX features an updated styling, new engines, new technologies and new transmission options. Powering the new TLX is two new, high-output direct injected i-VTEC petrol engines: a 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder unit that produces a decent 206 horses and peak torque of 182 lb.-ft, and a direct injected 3.5 liter SOHC i-VTEC V6 featuring Variable Cylinder Management that  produces 290 hp and peak torque of 267 lb.-ft. The V6 engine offers 13 lb-ft and 10 hp more than the 2014 TL 3.5 liter engine. The standard 2.4 liter unit is mated with an all new 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with torque converter and becomes the world’s DCT  with a torque converter on a production vehicle. On the other hand, the more powerful 3.5 liter....


Dodge Unveils 2015 Challenger At 2014 New York International Auto Show

Dodge has launched the 2015 Dodge Challenger which arrives with increased power, all new interior, segment first 8-speed auto gearbox, an all new Scat Pack model, Scat Pack Shaker trims and more. Dodge hasn’t given the Challenger a drastic makeover but has definitely made the new model look even more retro. Taking inspiration from the 1971 Challenger, Dodge has restyled the exterior with a redesigned bonnet with a larger bulge, a new split grille, projector fog lights, LED halo headlamps and LED taillamps. The interior is all new and offers a perfect blend of a retro yet contemporary look and modern features. There is a new 1971-inspired high sill center console, aluminum bezels, driver-focused instrument panel, 14 interior colors and trims, leather high-performance seats and more. Technology upgrades include an all new 8.4-inch touchscreen media center featuring Uconnect Access system, electronic shifter, Keyless Enter ‘n Go with push button start....




All-New Honda HR-V Compact SUV First Photos Released: Coming To US This Winter

At the 84th New York International Auto Show, Japanese marque Honda has released the first photos of the all new 2015 Honda HR-V compact SUV. Lately, the number of young buyers have increased by great numbers and therefore Honda wants to leave no stone unturned to grab the attention of this new class of buyers. Expanding its small car lineup, Honda also launched the 2015 Honda Fit subcompact car at the New York Auto Show. While the 2015 Fit will be available to the buyers right away, the all new Honda HR-V is scheduled to arrive in winters. With these two new small cars, Honda is expecting a strong growth in the market. The HR-V features a compact and sleek design complemented by expressive character body lines. It is based on the same compact platform that underpins the new generation Fit but will offer more versatility and and space, thanks....


Infiniti Q70 Long Wheelbase And QX80 Limited Edition Models Debut In New York

Premium carmaker Infiniti has unveiled two new limited edition models at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The new exclusive versions are based on two of Infiniti’s flagship models – the QX80 SUV and the Q70 sedan, and are called 2015 QX80 Limited and Q70L. These new models were announced alongside the entire 2015 Model Year lineup at the exhibition. The 2015 Infiniti QX80 Limited starts from the point where the standard QX80 finishes. In addition to all those high-end features that are available on the QX80, the Limited edition model offers mild exterior upgrades and an even more plush interior. Under the hood of the car is a 5.6 liter V8 engine that produces 400 hp and to use all that power efficiently on the road, the car equips Hydraulic Body Motion Control system and Infiniti All-Mode AWD. The inside appeal of the Limited QX80 has been enhanced....




2014 Volkswagen Touareg SUV Debuts At Beijing Motor Show

One of the biggest auto groups, Volkswagen has launched the latest version of its very successful premium SUV, the Volkswagen Touareg. The 2014 Touareg has been comprehensively redesigned and gets long list of new features including a new EU6 TDI engine, standard features, color options and optional styling packages. Starting with the redesigned exterior first, designers have thoroughly changed the front and rear of the new Touareg. The front gets bigger trapezoidal headlights which are standard bi-xenons, redesigned radiator grille and a new bumper with a lower air intake. The rear end gets a new bumper, a redesigned diffuser and relocated LED rear fog lights. Other exterior highlights include new 18-inch 10-spoke “Arica” alloy wheel or 20-inch 5-spoke “Masafi” alloy wheels and five new exterior colors: Moonlight Blue Metallic, Sand Gold Metallic, Reef Blue Metallic, Black Oak Brown Metallic and Light Silver Metallic. The R-Line specification can be ordered with....


Alfa Romeo Returns To US With The 4C: Debuts In New York

Making a strong comeback to the US market, popular Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo has unveiled the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C and limited edition 4C Launch Edition at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The 4C is a masterpiece that features a monocoque construction built from carbon fiber. This delivers extraordinary levels of strength of stiffness, which is further enhanced by front and rear cell structures, aluminium-made engine mounting frame and roof reinforcements. By taking several design measures, Alfa Romeo engineers have saved a lot of weight on the 4C which contributes to the breathtaking performance it delivers. At the heart of the 4C is an all-new 1750 cc direct-injection aluminum engine that produces a max of 237 hp and a peak torque of 258 ft.-lb, 80 percent of which is available from as low as 1700 rpm. Mated to the all new alloy engine is an Alfa TCT twin-clutch....




Rolls Royce Unveils Ghost Series II At New York International Auto Show

At the 84th New York International Auto Show 2014 which started yesterday, Rolls Royce has unveiled the Ghost Series II for the North American markets. The Ghost Series II is the next generation of the original Ghost which was launched back in 2009 and comes with a host of technological advances as well as new features. Starting with the exterior of the Rolls Royce Ghost Series II, it has been thoroughly revised. The LED headlights have been redesigned and now feature daytime running lights. The bumper at the front has been re-sculpted and has been made wider and more dynamic-looking. There is also a new bonnet with a tapered ‘wake channel’ and new wheel and paint options for better personalization. Moving on to the interior, Rolls Royce has installed a set of redesigned front seats which now feature electrically adjustable depth and thigh supports, while at the rear the seats....


2015 Mini Countryman Debuts At 2014 New York International Auto Show

Mini has unveiled the 2015 Mini Countryman which debuts at the 84th New York International Auto Show. With the first Countryman model coming four years ago that gave birth to a new model range, the 2015 Countryman is just a mild update over the outgoing version. On the exterior a number of small tweaks have been adopted. The hexagonal radiator grille has been revised and adds a rib in chrome on the MINI Cooper S and MINI Cooper SD Countryman, a red radiator grille rib with John Cooper Works logo for the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman, a pair of black-finished ribs for One and One D Countryman, and matte silver ribs for Cooper and Cooper D Countryman. The Cooper S and John Cooper Works models now come with standard LED fog lamps, lighter 17 inch alloy wheels and parking and driving lights. Mini has expanded the exterior paint choices....




Nissan Unveils 2015 Murano Crossover: To Arrive In Late 2014

In 2003, Nissan launched the first generation Nissan Murano which had a huge impact over the SUV market and recently the Japanese marque has unveiled the 2015 Murano. Unlike the previous generation Muranos which were inspired by the Italian Murano glassware, the latest generation is based on the Nissan Resonance Concept vehicle. Compared to the previous generation Murano, the new one features the same 111.2 inch long wheelbase but is 1.3 inches wider, 2.5 inches longer and half an inch shorter. The exterior is extremely edgy and flaunts a V-motion front grille taken directly from the Resonance concept, invisible D-pillars, boomerang-shaped LED taillights and LED daytime running lights. Aerodynamically, the new Murano is 16 percent more efficient than the outgoing model and scores a 0.31 coefficient of drag. Powering the 2015 Murano is a standard 3.5-litre DOHC V6 which is good for 260 hp and peak torque of 240 lb-ft.....


Audi Exclusive RS7 Dynamic Edition Debuts In New York

Audi will debut its latest creation, the Audi exclusive RS7 dynamic edition at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Unlike other concepts which are only unveiled to show how potent a particular model can be and do not go into mass production, the RS7 dynamic edition will be available as early as this summer. The highlights of the special model include Crimson Red safety belts, Tornado Red brake calipers, DRC suspension, Carbon fiber elements and sport exhaust. The special edition model will be priced at $146,045 (including destination). Powering the RS7 dynamic edition is the same engine that sits under the hood of the standard RS7. The twin turbocharged 4.0 Liter TFSI V8 petrol engine produces a mighty 560 hp which is good enough to catapult the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. The engine features cylinder on demand technology which deactivates select cylinders to....




Aston Martin Vantage GT And DB9 Carbon Edition At New York International Auto Show

At the 84th New York International Auto Show this week, Aston Martin will unveil two new special edition models exclusively for the North American markets. Celebrating its 101st year in the automotive industry, the British marque shows off two special editions, one based on the iconic V8 Vantage while the other on the timeless DB9. Dubbed V8 Vantage GT and DB9 Carbon Edition, the two special Aston Martins not only talk performance but will also mesmerize the visitors with their alluring looks. The 2015 Vantage GT is powered by a front-mid mounted, 4.7 liter, all alloy, dry-sumped V8 engine which puts out 430 hp of max power at 7300 rpm, enough to propel the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 190 mph. Compared to the regular Vantage, the 2015 Vantage GT is more powerful and quicker, thanks to  an aggressive spark....


All-New DS 6WR Premium SUV To Debut At Beijing Motor Show

Citroen’s China-exclusive brand DS is going to unveil an all new premium SUV at this year’s Beijing Motor Show. The new SUV is named DS 6WR and is directly inspired by Citroen DS Wild Rubis Concept that was unveiled last year. The 6WR is a special product for Citroen DS as it is the brand’s first SUV product and takes a fresh approach to a premium utility vehicle.  Styling wise the 6WR is an SUV true to the core but features various DS design cues that make it sporty and aggressive at the same time. The SUV is 4.55 m in length, 1.61 m in height, 1.86 m in width and features a 2.73 m long wheelbase. With those dimensions, the 6WR will offer enough space and versatility to compete with any car in the SUV segment. Not using a four wheel drive system as seen on other conventional SUVs,....




Land Rover Reveals Discovery Vision Concept Ahead Of New York Debut

Today, Land Rover has revealed its latest concept car, the Discovery Vision Concept, in New York. The concept car showcases the new design language that will be adopted for future Discovery models and for sure, it looks stunning. The Discovery Vision Concept was unveiled at the USS Interpid in Manhattan, just a day ahead of the 2014 NYIAS. The design of the Discovery Vision Concept is far more radical than the outgoing model and will be used for a range of models based on the Discovery. Design highlights on the exterior include a stepped roof which looks really sporty and enhances the appeal of the concept. The interior is equally admirable and features plenty of innovative features. The seats can be repositioned by using touchscreen controls and the entire, 7-seat configuration can be switched to a 6-seat, 5-seat or even 4-seat limousine-style arrangement in a matter of a few seconds.....


2015 Volkswagen Jetta To Debut At New York International Auto Show

Volkswagen has officially announced the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta with a new styling, improved fuel efficiency, extra features and new driver assistance systems. The new model is slated for its debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The redesigned Volkswagen Jetta features various styling touches on the exterior. The front and rear have been thoroughly rethought to not only improve the looks of the Jetta but also to enhance the aerodynamic performance. There is a redesigned radiator grille with three cross bars, a new front bumper, optional Bi-Xenon headlights with Adaptive Front-lighting System, a larger lower air intake and resculpted foglights. While that was for the front, the rear of the car features updated bumper, new LED taillights, redesigned VW rear logo and trunklid. The driver’s cabin has been updated too. VW has added chrome-edged tubes to frame the dash gauges, new multifunction steering wheel, piano black accents around....




2015 Honda Fit Hatch Goes On Sale Today: Starts From $15,525

A week ago Honda unveiled the 2015 Honda Fit hatchback for the US market and the same goes on the sale today. Honda has been betting big on the 2015 Model Year Fit which is claimed to offer best-in-class cargo and passenger space, is more refined, features a completely new styling and comes with a good number of standard features. Starting at $15,525, the 2015 Fit is just $100 dearer than the outgoing model but is significantly improved than the latter in most of the areas. The entire 2015 Fit model lineup is powered by an all new Earth Dreams Technology, 1.5 liter, DOHC, 4-cylinder engine which puts out 130 hp of power and peak torque of 114 lb-ft. The newly developed engine offers more power and torque, and is more responsive than the current model. Complementing the new powertrain are two newly developed transmissions: a 6 speed manual and....


Chevrolet Updates 2015 Cruze With New Styling And Features

At the 2014 New York International Auto Show, Chevrolet is going to debut the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. The latest iteration will arrive with a number of improvements including refreshed styling, enhanced convenience inside the cabin and better connectivity features. The facelift model of Cruze takes inspiration from the all-new Chevrolet Impala and restyled Malibu, and hence features a dual-port front fascia. Because of the dual-port styling, the front now looks more elegant compared to the aggressive-looking front of the previous generation model. The swept-back headlamps will be complemented by LED daytime running lamps on the LTZ and LT trims. Also, Chevrolet will offer a range of new colors for the exterior and interior on the 2015 Cruze. Convenience enhancements made on the interior include relocation of door lock switches from the center console to the front doors, relocation of trunk release button to the center console and revised cup holders.....




Chevrolet Introduces 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible Model

Chevrolet today unveiled the latest member of the Corvette family, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible which happens to be the first Z06 Convertible since 1963. Also, the 2015 Z06 Convertible is the most power packed convertible model ever produced by Chevrolet. With no surprise, the Convertible borrows a number of components from the Coupe model, including the powertrain, equipment options, driver technologies and same chassis tuning . However, since it is a drop-top version, the aluminum structure has been stiffened by 20 percent in comparison to the hard-top Z06. The Convertible can also be ordered with the Z07 Performance Package which adds Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires, Brembo carbon-ceramic matrix brakes and adjustable aerodynamic components at the front and rear. While the Coupe and Convertible models are almost identical, the latter can be distinguished by the thick fabric electronic top that opens or closes in a couple of seconds....


All-New Volkswagen Golf SportWagen To Debut At New York International Auto Show

At this year’s New York International Auto Show, Volkswagen is going to debut a concept version of the latest member of the SportWagen family. Dubbed Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, the concept model is a station wagon version of the popular Volkswagen Golf and the production model of the same is expected to hit the market in early 2015. The all-new Golf SportWagen is based on the Volkswagen’s MQB platform, which makes it roomier, bigger, lighter and more fuel efficient than the outgoing Jetta SportWagen. Despite being lighter than Jetta SportWagen, the Golf-based concept is 1.1 inches longer and 0.7 inches wider than the same. The height has also been lowered by 0.9 inches, directly improving the aerodynamic performance of the body. Just like the exterior, Volkswagen has also rethought the interior to squeeze out more shoulder- and leg-room at the rear. The powertrain options list contains two engines, including a new....




2015 Nissan Versa Revealed: Debut At New York International Auto Show

Nissan has revealed the first pictures and details of the updated, 2015 Nissan Versa sedan. There are a good number of changes that Nissan has brought, including an updated exterior, revised interior with Bluetooth Hands-free and a few more standard features on the complete model range. The 2015 Versa will debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show and will go on sale the same day. As far as the pricing is concerned, it will start from $11,990 MSRP. For four years in a row, the Versa has been the best selling vehicle in the sub-compact sedan segment and with the updated model, Nissan expects to record even higher numbers. The most prominent changes have been made to the exterior which now features larger headlights, chrome plated grille and a more substantial fascia. The exterior also gets new side mirror designs, new fog light finisher, updated rear fascia design....


Six New Concepts From Jeep And Mopar For 2014 Easter Jeep Safari

The 2014 Easter Jeep Safari begins from tomorrow in Moab, Utah, and for the very special event Jeep has once again teamed up with Mopar. Together, these two brands will not bring one or two but six new off-road ready concept models, each of which will arrive with a variety of sporty bits and custom exterior elements. Unlike the radical concepts that we have seen in the previous years, this year’s concept models look far more attainable, meaning existing customers will easily be able to customize their vehicles using parts provided by Mopar and Jeep to attain the look projected by these concepts. So without wasting any time, let us talk about the new models one by one. Jeep will be showcasing three different concept models of Jeep Wrangler: Wrangler Level Red, Wrangler MOJO and Wrangler Maximum Performance. On the technical front, the Level Red and Mojo models have some....




BMW X5 eDrive Hybrid Concept SUV Unveiled: Details Inside

The X5 is one of the well known names when we talk about fuel efficient SUVs but BMW knew it could do even better and so, they have introduced a new hybrid concept based on the X5 which is claimed to raise efficiency to a whole new level. Dubbed BMW Concept X5 eDrive, the car not only comes with a hybrid drivetrain but also equips BMW’s X-Drive Intelligent all-wheel-drive system, meaning it will be ultra efficient even while using all the four wheels. The hybrid drivetrain comprises of an internal combustion engine and BMW eDrive technology, Majority of the power comes from the four cylinder, BMW TwinPower Turbo technology petrol engine that produces 245 hp or 180 kW while an additional 95 hp or 70 kW is offered by an electric motor. The torque output of the electric motor is 250 Nm and offers a top speed of 75 mph.....


All-New Lexus NX Compact Crossover Launched: First Lexus To Use Turbocharged Engine

Previously, Lexus has previewed the LF-NX Concept crossover at a number of occasions but today, the Japanese marque has launched the production version of the Lexus NX. Apart from the radical design that the SUV carries, it is also the first Lexus vehicle to be powered by a turbocharged engine. The crossover will make it debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show which starts on April 20. Lexus will offer the NX in three forms: NX 200, NX 200t and NX 300h. The NX 200 is the standard model that is powered by a naturally aspirated engine while the ‘t’ in the NX 200t stands for turbocharged and hence it equips a 2.0 liter turbo gasoline engine. The NX 300h is a hybrid model that is expected to offer class-leading efficiency. The Japanese carmaker wanted to make a bold statement with the new design of the NX and sure it....




Peugeot EXALT Plug-In Hybrid Concept Revealed Ahead Of Beijing Motor Show

Hinting at what the future Peugeot models might look like, the French major has unveiled the Peugeot EXALT Concept. The new saloon concept will make its official debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, but the carmaker has unveiled the official pictures of the concept ahead of the event. In 2012, Peugeot unveiled the Onyx concept and the Exalt concept picks up where the previous concept left off. From the bodywork to the interior, everything is so unique about the Exalt concept. Although the concept looks like a coupe, Peugeot presents the same as a five door saloon that features a long bonnet, chiseled panels and short rear overhang. The Exalt projects a very aggressive look because of the flat surfaces and straight lines the designers focused on. Despite carrying a modern look and feel to it, the most interesting part is that the entire bodywork is hand formed by....


RAM Launches 2014 Power Wagon: The Most Capable Off-Road Pickup Yet

Ram has launched the 2014 Ram Power Wagon pickup truck which is said to be the most capable off-road pickup yet. Making a comeback this year, the new Power Wagon is based on the Dodge Power Wagon military trucks produced during the second World War and features a new suspension, frame and a 6.4 liter V8 engine. Starting with the new engine first, the 2014 Power Wagon is powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 unit which delivers best-in-class power of 410 hp at 5,600 rpm and peak torque of 429 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm, good enough to two a max of 10,810 pounds. The engine has been specifically tuned and calibrated to make it capable of doing exciting things on some of the toughest terrains. Helping the 2014 Power Wagon perform like a proper off-roader is a set of electronically locking axles featuring Ram’s Articulink system that ensure maximum traction.....




2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Country HD Pickups: Details Inside

Chevrolet has announced the new and improved, 2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Country HD range of pickups yesterday. As per what Chevrolet says, the Silverado High Country HD is the company’s first premium heavy-duty vehicle and combines the capabilities new Silverado 2500HD/3500HD with the refinement and convenience of Silverado 1500 High Country. The styling of the new model is surely pleasing enough, thanks to features like a chrome grille with horizontal slats, 6-inch tubular chrome assist steps, High Country logos on door sill plates, High Country badges on tailgate and doors, body-colored front and rear bumpers – which includes CornerStep rear bumper from Chevrolet, and more. The Silverado 2500HD High Country, the entry-level heavy duty model features unique 20-inch chrome wheel set, while the 3500HD models come with 18-inch chrome wheel for single-rear-wheel models and 17-inch forged aluminum wheel for dual-rear-wheel models. The list of standard features is decent enough and....


Bentley Unveils Its First Plug-In Hybrid Concept: To debut In Beijing

With most of the carmakers experimenting with their respective hybrid technologies, luxury car manufacturer Bentley has also come up with its first ever hybrid vehicle. The luxury market is one of the most demanding segments of the market and Bentley is soon going to introduce a hybrid luxury saloon for the same. For the time being, the British major has unveiled Bentley Hybrid Concept which happens to be its first plug-in hybrid so far. The hybrid model will be based on the flagship Bentley Mulsanne and will officially debut at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition which begins on 20th April. With the introduction of Bentley’s plug-in hybrid technology, customers will get more powertrain choices which will not only be powerful but efficient as well. As per the claims made by Bentley, its hybrid drivetrains will offers an up to 25 % increase in power while reducing CO2 emissions by....




Mercedes-Benz Launches SL400 Sport In UK: To Replace SL350

Today, Mercedes-Benz has launched the all new member of its SL-Class family, the SL400 Sport. The SL400 Sport has not been launched as a separate model but replaces the entry level SL350. In brief, the SL400 Sport is 27 hp more powerful, offers 110 Nm of more torque and is even quicker than the outgoing entry-level SL model. Powering the SL400 is an all new 6-cylinder, 2996 cc engine that equips two turbochargers to produce a lovely 333 hp of max power and peak torque of 480 Nm. Despite being half a liter smaller than the currently available unit, the new engine offers a 0 to 62 mph sprint time of 5.2 seconds. The engine is completely compliant with EU6 emissions. Features wise, the new entry level replacement model is thoroughly loaded including 19-inch AMG 5-spoke alloy wheels, AMG aprons at front and rear, AMG side skirting, body colored boot....


Seat Introduces Ibiza FR Edition And New Engine For Entire Ibiza Range

Active Cylinder Technology is one of the most widely accepted technologies in the recent times as it greatly helps in bringing down the fuel consumption and Seat is the latest brand to adopt it. Seat has launched a new Seat Ibiza FR Edition that is powered by a new 1.4 TSI petrol engine that equips ACT (Active Cylinder Technology ). The new ACT-equipped petrol heart replaces the previously available 1.4 TSI 150 PS non-ACT engine on the entire Ibiza range. Compared to the previous engine, the new one develops 10 hp less but is capable of sprinting from 0 to 62 mph in under 8 seconds while returning a great 60.1 miles to a gallon. While the 0 to 62 mph acceleration time is 0.2 seconds more, the new engine adds a significant 12.2 mpg to the fuel efficiency and also brings down the CO2 emissions to 109 g/km, an....




Ford S-MAX Vignale Concept Unveiled In Milan

The European market is one of the most demanding ones in the entire of the world and manufacturers consider the same very seriously. Ford is one of the major global players and in the recent times, it has started focusing more on the European continent. Last year, Ford unveiled the Ford Mondeo Vignale Concept and taking the Vignale lineup ahead, the US major has unveiled the Ford S‑MAX Vignale Concept yesterday in Milan, Italy. The Vignale model range is all about exclusive specification, premium design and craftsmanship, and Ford is all set to put the two to the production lines. As far as the availability of the Vignale range is concerned, the Mondeo Vignale will be available next year while the S‑MAX Vignale is expected to follow shortly. Ford will also start a ‘Vignale Lounge’ retail program in select retail stores in Europe, along with a Vignale lifestyle collection. Talking....


All New Kia Soul Launches In UK: Starts From £12,600

Today, Kia has unveiled the second-generation Kia Soul for the UK market which comes with a host of improvements including a roomier cabin, revised styling, a new chassis and more standard features. Best of all, the pricing of the second generation Kia Soul starts from £12,600. First things first, Kia has adopted a number of styling changes for the new Soul. The new model takes a number of elements from the Track’ster concept and hence becomes even more sportier. Proportion wise, the new Soul has a 20 mm longer wheelbase at 2,570 mm, a longer overall length of 1,140 mm, a 15 mm wider body at 1,800 mm, and a 10 mm lowered height at 1,600 mm. At the back of the new Soul is a 354 liter boot that can be enlarged to 994 liters with the rear seats folded down. Since the new Soul is influenced from the....




MG Comes Up With Exciting Offers On MG 3 And MG 6 For 2014

Celebrating it’s 90th anniversary in the automotive industry, the Midlands based manufacturer MG has come up with some interesting offers on the MG 3 hatchback and MG 6 sedan. These offers will be available with the start of the second quarter and are expected to pace up the sales growth rate for the brand. Starting with the smaller of the two, the MG 3 hatch will now be available with a 3-years fixed servicing package. Named MG CARE3, the package is claimed to ensure carefree ownership at an affordable one time cost of only £550 that includes the VAT, labor and parts. The supermini from MG is already one of the most value-for-money propositions in the market, thanks to the long list of standard features it comes with, 61 percent residuals and low insurance group it falls in. Now, with the new, £550 servicing program the manufacturer has brought down....


Ogier Bags Fourth Win At Rally de Portugal: WRC 2014

Volkswagen has been performing really well at the 2014 season of the FIA World Rally Championship. On the first weekend of the new season, Sebastian Ogier along with Julien Ingrassia recorded a season-opening victory for team Volkswagen at the challenging track of Monte Carlo. Coming as no surprise, Volkswagen’s Sebastien Ogier has bagged another win and this time it was in Portugal. Winning the Rally de Portugal, the talented driver has registered his fourth win in Algarve. Earlier, the driver has won the same race also in 2013, 2011 and 2010. The latest win in Algarve is the third victory for Sebastian Ogier in the 2014 WRC season. On the first day of the race Ogier was leading his rivals, however things didn’t end well for him and he finished third overall in the final stage on Friday. Fighting back the following day, Ogier retook the first position and managed....




2015 Fiat 500 Abarth And Abarth Cabrio Get Automatic Transmission Option

At the 2014 New York International Auto Show, Fiat is going to showcase the 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio models with a new, much-anticipated feature. Can you guess the one we are talking about? These high performance 500 models have offered plenty of features except for an automatic gearbox, but the 2015 iterations of the same will be available with an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. The new 6-speed transmission will be available alongside the standard 5-speed manual unit and have been specifically tuned to deliver performance. To match the performance level of the potent engine that powers the 500 Abarth models, Fiat has added more clutch plates and have heat-treated the unit’s components to withstand high torque outputs. There will also be a Sport mode which when enabled offers an even more engaging experience. The new automatic transmission will not be available on the 500 Abarth and Abarth....


Honda Signs £31m Agreement To Develop Hydrogen Cars For Europe

In an attempt to make the European continent greener, Honda, along with four other car majors has signed a £31 million agreement that aims at developing and building technology and infrastructure for fuel cell electric vehicles in the whole of Europe. The meeting for the agreement was held in London and saw energy consultancies and hydrogen fuel suppliers also coming forward along with Honda and other carmakers. The project is called HyFIVE that stands for Hydrogen For Innovative Vehicles, and is the largest of its kind. All the five car manufacturers, including Honda, that have teamed-up for the project will deploy as many as 110 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles at a number of locations in Europe and will gradually develop a large network of hydrogen refueling stations. To brief you about how the technology works, the cars will use a system that combines hydrogen gas and oxygen from the atmosphere.....




RAM Introduces Black Package On 2014 Heavy Duty Pickup

Ram who happens to be one of the leading pickup truck manufacturers, introduced a Black Express package on the 2014 Ram 1500 recently. With no surprise, the visually enhanced 1500 immediately grabbed the attention of many buyers. Following the impressive response the Black Package received on the 1500, Ram has introduced a similar package on the 2014 Heavy Duty pickup. The 2014 Ram Heavy Duty equipped with Black Package comes with a unique set of features found nowhere else in the segment. The added features include an all-black exterior paint, 20-inch aluminum wheels painted in black, black grille surrounds with horizontal inserts in black, fog lamps, body-colored front and rear bumpers and head badges on the tailgate and grille. Ram has also removed the all body-side badging for the special package but one will get the same provided the pickup is ordered with a Cummins engine. Apart from enhanced looks....


KIA Launches New High-Spec Models Of Picanto, Rio, Sorento And pro_cee’d

For years, Kia has been producing some of the most value-for-money vehicles for major global markets and this year, raising the bar even higher, it is adding new high-spec models of some of their products in the UK. Kia says customers have been expecting more luxury options lately, and as an answer to that it has launched these new models. In brief, Kia Sorento gets a new flagship model called Sorento ‘KX-4’, Picanto and Rio get new range-topping variants and the pro_cee’d will be available in a new SE Tech trim. Also, customers will now be able to order Picanto and Rio with a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Starting with the Sorento first, Kia adds a new Sorento ‘KX-4’ flagship model to the Sorento model range. The model is powered by the same, standard 2.2-liter CRDi turbodiesel engine but benefits from added technologies and luxury features. The KX-4 model features Parallel....




Citroen DS 5LS R Concept Revealed Ahead Of Beijing Debut

Targeting at the world’s biggest auto market China, Citroen has followed a unique strategy by introducing its DS nameplate as a standalone brand. A few months ago, Citroen introduced the first car under the DS brand called the 2014 Citroen DS 5LS. This compact sedan is based on the stretched version of the PF2 platform which currently supports the DS4. Today, Citroen has unveiled the next DS product which essentially is a performance version of the 5LS. The concept model has been named DS 5LS R and is all set to make its debut at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show. Citroen says it has been pushing boundaries in innovation, design and performance lately, and the DS 5LS R is one such example. After years of learning from the World Rally Championship, Citroen has used all its knowledge to develop the new concept. It is powered by a 1.6-litre turbo petrol....


BMW X4, M4 Convertible, X5 eDrive, 4-Series Gran Coupe At 2014 NYIAS

The 2014 New York International Auto Show is going to be even bigger, thanks to the exciting range of products BMW is going to showcase at the event. The lineup will include a number of important products, including the newly introduced BMW M4 Convertible and BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe. Completing the NYIAS lineup will be the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe, updated BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle and an X5-based concept called BMW Concept X5 eDrive . Of the long list of cars to be present at the show, 2015 M4 Convertible and X4 SAC will grab the majority of the attention. The all new X4 Sports Activity Coupe is said to represent a new dimension in the compact SUV segment. Being a sibling of the bigger X6, the X4 combines the capability and performance of an SUV with the styling of a....




2015 BMW M4 Convertible Is Here: Specifications And Features

BMW has introduced the all new 2015 BMW M4 convertible model which is all set to reach US dealerships to join the M4 Coupe late this summer. The M4 is a replacement to the M3 and from the day BMW announced the same, we were expecting a droptop version of the same. Perhaps the most important change on the M4 Convertible model is the new engine. The M4 Convertible equips the same BMW M TwinPower Turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 cylinder heart that powers the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe. Compared to the previous generation which was powered by a V8 engine, the M4 Convertible’s inline-six puts out an identical 425 hp and a 40 percent increased peak torque of 406 lb-ft. The high revving engine helps the M4 Convertible sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds on the manual version while the automatic variant takes 4.2 seconds.....


2014 Aston Martin GT4 Challenge: Three New Driver Entries

One make race series have become significantly popular in the past few years and one of them is the the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge series. The racing series has grown appreciably in the recent times as a result of which more drivers are showing interest in participating in the arrive-and-drive program. The 2014 Aston Martin GT4 Challenge is going to be even more exciting with the addition of three new drivers including IndyCar and F1 veteran Eliseo Salazar. Starting with the most well known entrant, Eliseo Salazar is a familiar face to North American race fans. For nearly two decades, Salazar has driven everything from off-road trucks, to Indycars, to sports car prototypes. Being a Chile native, with the announcement of the 2014 GT4 Challenge series Salazar was contacted by AGUNSA, a Chile-based Logistics and Distribution company, and Aston Martin Santiago. Salazar and the sponsor companies have confirmed they will....




McLaren 650S Coupe And Spider Pricing Announced For US

At the Geneva Motor Show, McLaren presented its latest creation to the world. Christened the McLaren 650S, the car takes the best from its siblings – the McLaren 12C and McLaren P1. Just before the car’s official debut in Geneva, bringing the curiosity to an end, McLaren had revealed 650S’ specifications and performance figures along with the European pricing. Now, just ahead of the 650S’ North American debut which is scheduled to take place at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, following the same pattern as it did earlier, McLaren has announced the US pricing for both the coupe and spider models. Coming to the pricing of the car now, the 650S Coupe starts at $265,500 while the Spider version starts from $280,225 in the US. Canadian customers will have to shed $287,000 for the Coupe model while the open-top version can be bought for $305,500. The 650S Coupe....


2014 Thruxton Easter Revival Early Birds To Get A Ride In Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin Or Audi

In the late sixties, Thruxton became one of the popular places for racing enthusiasts as F2 race meetings were held on Easter bank holiday. After more than five decades, the Easter meeting returned to Thruxton in 2013 and response was overwhelming. Called Thruxton Easter Revival, the race meeting will be conducted this year as well and is expected to be even bigger. Fans who are planning to buy the tickets for the event would be pleased to know that early ticket purchases could get the buyers a ride in of the six amazing supercars at the race track. People who buy the Easter Revival tickets between now and April 11 will enter a draw, the winners of which will get a 2-lap ride as a passenger around the fastest circuit in Britain – the Hampshire circuit, in one of the six modern-day supercars. There will be 12 lucky winners for....




Volkswagen Golf GTE Hybrid To Make UK Debut At Gadget Show Live

Volkswagen is going to debut the all new Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid hatchback in the UK. Coming week, the Golf GTE will be unveiled to the visitors at the 2014 Gadget Show Live that will be happening at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Along with the new plug-in hybrid hatchback model, Volkswagen will also be showcasing the very best of its the lineup – the Volkswagen XL1 and e-UP. Not only that, Volkswagen will also be allowing interested visitors to take the fully electric e-UP for accompanied test drives. Talking about the GTE now, Volkswagen claims the new model is as efficient as an electric car and yet offers the dynamics of a Golf GTI. The GTE made its global debut at last month’s Geneva Motor Show and received an appreciable response at that time. Under the hood of the Golf GTE is a combined powertrain that uses....


Mitsubishi Launches All-New Outlander PHEV In UK

Mitsubishi has added a new member to the Outlander family in the UK and the its called the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Yes, it is the hybrid version of the Outlander which has finally arrived in the UK. The Outlander PHEV is one of the most special products for Mitsubishi as the same is the result of years of research and Mitsubishi is betting big on the SUV. The car is so clean that it has easily qualifies for the £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant that the government offers. Just to give you an idea of how environmentally friendly the car is, being a 5-seater and 4WD capable vehicle it only emits 44 g/km of CO2. Interested buyers can make a booking from this week while the car is expected to arrive in the UK dealerships in May. Powering the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is an interesting combination of technologies including a Mitsubishi....




MINI Unveils All-New Cooper T-World’s First Vehicle To Use Tea-Leaf Biofuel

Enhancing the lineup with an interestingly eco-friendly model, MINI has unveiled the all new MINI Cooper T. The New Cooper T is the first vehicle in the world to be powered by tea-leaf biofuel composite. On a single cup of fuel, the new MINI Cooper T is capable of covering up to 64 kilometers or 40 miles. The same is available in a variety of colors including Red Bush, Chamomile Yellow and Earl Grey, and comes loaded with all the standard features as available on other MINI models. The list of features include ABS, DSC, VVT, Dunk Avoidance Technology (DAT) and more. The new DAT system used on the car is a filtration system that will stop passersby from dipping their snacks into Cooper T’s fuel tank. Talking about the new Cooper T, Dr. Ivana Kupp, head of Cooper T engineering said, “This particular project has been brewing for years.....


Opel Releases First Images Of Astra Copacabana Special Edition

For soccer fans the upcoming months are going to be super exciting as carmakers from across the globe will be launching special edition, football-dedicated models of their popular cars. Yesterday we saw MINI launching the MINI Paceman GoalCooper followed by Citroen’s C4 Cactus Arsenal edition model. The next car aimed at all soccer fans in Europe is based on the popular Opel Astra. Dubbed Opel Astra Copacabana, the special edition model takes the sportiness of the standard Astra to a whole new level, thanks to the striking exterior paint scheme that is good enough to draw attention at all public showcases. The outside of the Astra Copacabana special edition features flowing lines along the doors, palm trees and the Brazilian flag on the roof. Under the hood of the Astra Copacabana is a powerful 1.6 Turbo gasoline engine that puts out 200 horses or 147 kW. Being a hatchback, 200....