Tag: Auto Expo

Buick New Riviera Concept made its global debut at Shanghai Auto Show 2013

The new Buick Riviera concept vehicle made its global debut on last Friday evening in Shanghai. It is the fourth global Riviera concept developed jointly by GM’s Shanghai GM and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint ventures in Shanghai. Combining the avant-garde aesthetics and advanced technology, the new Riviera’s elegant design is inspired by dynamic nature of water. Its athletic shape, distinct ambiance and deeply sculpted lines reflect the essence of the vibrant nature of a moving river.

The exterior flaunts many of the original exterior lines of the 2007 Buick Riviera concept. The new grille design is said to be inspired by the feathers of a swan. Besides it, an updated waterfall grille, wing-shaped daytime running lights and gull-wing doors further complements its exterior aesthetics. One of the most notable features of Riviera is its dual-mode wireless plug-in hybrid electric vehicle propulsion system (PHEV). PHEV enables car to be charged



LaFerrari, Maranello’s hybrid supercar makes everyone stuck at Auto Shanghai 2013

After Geneva, LaFerrari, the Maranello’s hybrid supercar from Ferrari again steals the show and makes everyone stuck at auto Shanghai 2013. LaFerrari’s Architecture : LaFerrari, the first hybrid from the Prancing Horse has been successful in attaining ideal weight distribution (59% at the rear) and a compact wheelbase despite of extra weight of hybrid system. Consequently, all the mass is shifted between its two axles and as close as possible to the floor to lower its centre of gravity by 35 millimetres to ensure dynamic handling.

HYKERS System : This is the first time Ferrari is powered by HY-KERS system developed by the F1 guys at Gestione Sportiva, which reduces fuel emissions by 40 per cent and operates with an impressive 94 per cent energy efficiency. V12 produces 800 CV and revs to a maximum of 9,250 rpm, a record for an engine of this displacement. It also features an extremely high



Volkswagen bold hybrid SUV, CrossBlue Coupé Concept, premiered at Shanghai Motor Show

Volkswagen bold hybrid concept of SUV, the CrossBlue Coupé Concept, is premiered in the most prestigious auto exhibit in China – the Shanghai Motor Show 2013. In the showcase, Volkswagen also present its all-new Jetta, Volkswagen Gran Lavida and all-electric with the ground breaking fuel economy of 0.9 l/100 km[approx. 313 mpg], the Volkswagen XL1.  The new SUV concept in the shape of the CrossBlue Coupé is built on Volkswagen’s MQB architecture, the CrossBlue Coupé highlights the future drive train possibilities and is a short-wheelbase version of the previous CrossBlue concept.

CrossBlue has a plug-in hybrid system consists of a transverse 3.6-liter turbocharged V-6 making 295 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, a front electric motor making 54 hp, and a rear motor making 114 hp. It also generates  an impressive combined output of 415 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Mated with six-speed dual-clutch gearbox and centre tunnel-mounted 9.8 kW-hr lithium-ion battery pack, this 4,889 mm-long



BMW attractive line-up display at Shanghai Motor Show 2013

BMW has premiered its new Concept X4 at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, along with the attractive lineup display of BMW X5 xDrive 35i, BMW X6 xDrive 40i, BMW X6 M, BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW i8 Concept, BMW i3 Concept, BMW Concept Active Tourer, BMW ActiveHybrid 7, BMW ActiveHybrid 3, BMW 740Li , BMW 530i Accessories, BMW 535i Gran Turismo, BMW Individual 650i xDrive Gran Coupe, BMW 535Li, BMW 118i and BMW 125i. BMW Concept X4 : Joining the BMW’s line up of X series following X1, X3, X5 and X6, BMW Concept X4 is being touted as the future of the BMW’s X generation.

The BMW Concept X4 wonderfully blends the luxury and ruggedness of its X series of SUVs and crossovers with the swoopy looks of a coupe. The car will have just four seats and is slightly shorter in length and height than the X6 adorned with large 21-inch light-alloy wheels



Qoros the young automotive brand from China made its public debut with the premiere of the Qoros 3 Sedan

Following its successful global debut at 83rd Geneva International Motor Show in 2013, Qoros will make its debut in China with its first production car – the Qoros 3 Sedan and two concept studies at the 15th Shanghai International Auto Show on 20 April 2013. Generally, it takes few decades or more for a new car to find its footing in the market, but Qoros team has put its best foot forward to run before it walks. It is evident from the wide spread applaud received by the Qoros at Geneva motor show from European counterparts, the public and major international media.

Space and Storage Capacity :Qoros 3 Sedan is endowed with remarkably generous space for modern families. Be it steering wheel featuring a flat lower edge lying in front of a ‘floating’ instrument panel and centre console, a luggage compartment of 450 litres, the 60:40 split rear seatbacks to optimize cargo carrying



Maserati Ghibli makes its world premiere at Shanghai Motor Show 2013

With the launch of 2014 Ghibli at Shanghai Motor Show, following the premiere of the new Quattroporte at the Detroit Auto Show held this year, the Italian auto car maker “Maserati” will have two 4-door saloons together for sale for the first time in history, which are built to deliver best performance and luxury. The all new Ghibli is a driver focused model maintaining visible similarities with Quattroporte and will be taking on the likes of the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Both the Quattroporte and the Ghibli saloons produce two different power outputs from their turbo-charged V6 petrol. At launch Ghibli will be available with two turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engines and an eight-speed automatic transmission.The base engine is a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with power of 243 kW (330 hp) and 500 Nm of torque and can accelerate to 100km/h in just 5.6 seconds. It also delivers fuel



Citroën unleashes DS Wild Rubis SUV Concept ahead its debut at Shanghai Auto Show 2013

Sublimating the genes of DS line, Citroën’s DS Wild Rubis concept reveals the possible future styling direction for SUV model of Citroen’s DS sub-brand, the quasi-premium offshoot of Citroen’s premium range. Featuring LEd headlights with ‘scrolling’ indicators like an Audi R8, height similar to Mercedes ML-class-sized and taillights inspired by Citroen’s Numero 9 concept car, it will not be an exaggeration to call ‘Wild Rubis Concept’ as one of the best expressions of inspiration.

Moreover, it could even challenge some of the premium car brands like BMW, Audi and Mercedes. Driven by the full-hybrid, plug-in technology, DS Wild Rubis Concept’ impeccably combines DS formal language with the powerful proportions of SUVs. It was earlier predicted that the Citroën DS Wild Rubis concept will be a production-ready extension of the Numero 9 sports-wagon concept previewed at the Beijing show almost a year ago. It takes many designing elements from Numero 9 sports-wagon



Nissan ‘FRIEND-ME’ concept will premiere at Shanghai Motor Show 2013

Nissan is all set to bring new concept car – “FRIEND-ME” – targeting young audience in China with its exciting next generation design, while the four-seater features an interior with distinctive center-console that enables - One Mind Connectivity among all aboard by sharing information equally. The innovative FRIEND-ME Concept will be launched at 2013 Shanghai Motor Show with the beautiful presence of 20 cars from Nissan[China] Investment Co., Limited, together with Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company[DFL-PV] and Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile Co., Limited[ZNA].

Among the Nissan’s center of the showcase at the 2013 Auto Shanghai, which starts from April 21st, will have the Nissan GT-R, Quest and Murano, and its newly-launched global sedan -Nissan Teana.



Maserati Ghibli the luxury sedan revealed ahead of its debut at 2013 Auto Shanghai

Maserati has just revealed the very first images of its new 4-doors sports executive saloon/luxury sedan – Maserati Ghibli, ahead of its world premiere at the motor show of Auto Shanghai, starts from April 21st – 29th 2013. The new Ghibli will be offered with a powertrain of two turbocharged 3.0 Litre V6 Engines, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with the engineering of Rear-Wheel Drive and all-new Q4 All-Wheel Drive system. Ghibli will be the Maserati’s first production car which will be offered with a diesel engine which is offered with a powertrain of 3.0 Litre V6 turbo diesel engine.

The new Ghibli is equipped with the Maserati’s new advanced technology, unique exterior styling and luxury of a sports saloon/sedan, which will accomplish many future targets of the company.



BMW Concept X4 has been unveiled ahead of its debut at 2013 Auto Shanghai

BMW has confirmed that new Concept X4 will make debut at the Auto Shanghai which starts from April 21st – 29th 2013. Joining the BMW’s line up of X series following X1, X3, X5 and X6, BMW Concept X4 is being touted as the future of the BMW’s X generation. The X4 wonderfully blends the luxury and ruggedness of its X series of SUVs and crossovers with the swoopy looks of a coupe. The car will have just four seats and is slightly shorter in length and height than the X6 adorned with large 21-inch light-alloy wheels to give it sportier appearance.

It features diesel engines in 2.0-Litre and a top spec 3.0-Litre. Featuring 21-inch alloy wheels flanked by a pair of dynamically contoured full round LED headlights, a kidney grille and a high-gloss frame, this snazzy-looking luxury vehicle sophistically blends the front end styling elements of the BMW generation



Infiniti shows its premium 2014 Q50 sedan and QX60 hybrid crossover at New York auto show

Infiniti has announced the pricing for the all-new premium sports sedan – the 2014 Q50 and a hybrid 7-seater premium Crossover – the 2014 QX60, at the 113th anniversary of the New York International Auto Show 2013. The 2014 Q50 is a luxury Sedan, featuring the sporty design, enhanced interior, best performance and new technology in terms of driving dynamics for more comfortable and safe driving experience. The 2014 QX60 is Hybrid model, featuring the all best capabilities of 7-seater premium crossover with a 24% improvement in fuel economy and an estimated price of just $3000 more as compared to the non-hybrid variant.

2014 Infiniti Q50 : The announced price for the new 2014 Infiniti Q50 with its introductory beginning Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price* (M.S.R.P.) for pre-orders of $36,450 in the United States, which is $900 lower than the base M.S.R.P of the 2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan. It is offered with a powertrain of a  3.7 Liter 24-valve V6 engine and a 3.5



Jaguar Land Rover is set to premiere its new Jaguar XJR and Ranger Rover Sport at NY Auto Show

Jaguar Land Rover is all set to make the world premiere of its two new models - the 2014 Jaguar XJR Sedan and the Ranger Rover Sport, at the upcoming New York International Auto Show press preview conference at 10:45 AM EDT on March, 27th 2013. The 2014 Jaguar XJR is the latest expansion of R performance range which is all-packed with aggressive design and high driving performance under the dynamic flagship of the XJ series. The 2014  XJR will be equipped with powertrain of 5.0 Litre super-charged V8 Engine which is capable of delivering an output of 550 PS.

It has the Jaguar’s interior luxury with the bespoke chassis, efficient aerodynamic  and enhanced steering, suspension and braking system. Jaguar at the NY Auto Show, will also showcase the Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible and All-Wheel Drive sedans – the Jaguar XJ and XF. 2014 Jaguar XJR New R Performance XJ Series Model On the other hand, the Land Rover’s



Volkswagen new e-up! the advanced compact EV set to premiere at Frankfurt Motor Show

Volkswagen is coming-up with a zero-emission compact car – the e-up! a new Electric Vehicle[EV] , which will be premiered with an advanced electric technology, at the 65th Frankfurt International Motor Show[IAA - Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung or International Automobile Exhibition], in Germany, starting from September, 12th to 22nd, 2013 . The new EV from Volkswagen, is a four-seater vehicle and has a day-to-day practicality with an impressive driving range of 150 kilometers/93.2 miles[as per NEDC] on a single charge and technicality of recharging the car by 80% of its storage capacity within 30 minutes.

The electric motor vehicle has almost zero noise and a maximum power output of 82 PS[81 hp or 60 kilowatt] and a peak torque of 210 Nm with smooth gearshift. While it has an available continuous power output of 55 PS[54.3 hp or 40 kilowatt]. It can dash 0 to 100 km/hour within 14 seconds with a top-speed of 135 km/hour[83.88 miles/hour]. The new Eco-friendly e-up! is equipped with a lithium-ion battery



Chevrolet will show its performance cars of 2014 model year at New York Auto Show

Chevrolet at the prestigious New York International Auto Show, will display its best performance cars of 2014 model year, here in the Jacob Javits Center the auto show will start from March, 29th 2013. The Chevrolet 2014 models comprised of all-new Corvette Stingray coupe and convertible, newly-launched SS sports performance sedan and reinvigorated Camaro which is famous for its sporty characteristics in U.S. 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible – Recently making its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the new Corvette Stingray Convertible was the key attraction of Chevrolet in Geneva.

It inherited the high performance technology and capabilities from the Stingray coupe model. The convertible version has the new fully electronic top feature which can be lowered remotely on a push of a button with an opening or closing speed of up to 50 km/h. Like the coupe model, it is powered with an all-new LT1 6.2 Litre V-8 Small Block Engine which is capable of generating an



Infiniti will premiere its premium crossover, the 2014 QX60 Hybrid at New York Auto Show

Infiniti is going to make the world premiere of its 2014 QX60, the hybrid luxury Crossover at the 113th anniversary of the New York International Auto Show starting from March, 29th – April 7th, 2013 at the Jacob Javits Center. The 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid  is a new gasoline electric hybrid vehicle which is going to boost the premium range of QX60 Crossover in United States this summer, featuring the all best capabillites of 7-seater luxury crossover. This launch will diversify the Infiniti’s existing Hybrid range of Q70 Hybrid and Q50 Hybrid for the 2014 model year.

The special feature of the new QX60 hybrid is to deliver best efficiency without comprising the performance part and it also designed to offer more interior space as compared to the non-hybrid QX60 models. The new QX60 hybrid has an estimated fuel economy of 26 miles/gallon which is a 24% improvement and estimated price of $3000 more as compared



Škoda showcased Octavia Combi and Octavia sedan with innovation and simply clever solutions at Geneva

Škoda’s technical innovations and simply clever solutions, in the new Skoda Octavia Combi and Octavia sedan, are all showcased at the 83rd Auto Salon of Geneva International Motor Show 2013. ŠKODA Octavia with new design, more efficient technology and comfortable driving experience with ‘Simply Clever solutions’ by combining more standard and optional features with SKODA-typical price-value ratio. The Green based version of the new Octavia  has 1.6 Litre TDI Engine with a horsepower of 109[i.e. 81 kilo-Watts] that achieves CO2 emissions of only 89 grams/kilometer.

It has claimed that it has a fuel efficiency of 69 miles/gallon[i.e. 3.4 liters of diesel/100 km]. Cutting-edge TSI technology has been embedded in all Four petrol engines. Four modern TDI common-rail diesel engines are available. It is 102 kg lighter than the second generation. Skoda Models Live From 2013 Geneva Motor Show 02 The Sedan has unique fusion with mid-sized car at a much affordable price tag. Octavia offering internal space almost found only in higher classes.



McLaren P1 a hybrid supercar premiered at Geneva International Motor Show

McLaren at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show, has premiered the McLaren P1™, a hybrid supercar with incredible performance, produced by an engine system which is comprised of petrol engine and advanced electric motor technology. It is a limited-edition model, with only 375 units, available for standard road and track driving. In the engine configuration, the McLaren P1 is equipped with mid-mounted 3.8 Litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine and a technically sound electric motor, compositely delivers an super output of 903 horsepower[916 PS] and top torque of 900 Newton Meter for quick throttle response. Mclaren P1 engine system consist of  a new engine variant of M838T unit, a twin-turbo V8 3.8 Litre petrol engine and is highly revised for best cooling and durability when tested under higher loads and generates an output of 727 horsepower[737 PS] and top torque of 720 Nm at 4000 rpm.

The engine system has distinctively molded to embody the lightweight electric motor, manufactured by



Rolls-Royce Wraith’s premiere showcased the best luxury at the Geneva Motor Show

The Rolls-Royce’s luxury styling in the Wraith’s interior and exterior design, can’t take your’s eyes off, is making its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show, in Switzerland. While on the other hand, you see the power house is equipped with V12 engine which is capable of producing an output of 624 horsepower[465 kilowatt], by matting the  8-speed automatic ZF transmission in the V12 engine, it can dash 0 to 60 miles/hour in just 4.4 seconds which if we compare with the Ghost model which is powered-by 563 hp[420 kilowatt] is able to sprint 0 to 60 miles/hour in 4.7 seconds, which shows the improved performance of new Wraith.

While the Wraith has top torque of 800 Newton meter at a low revving rate of 1500 rpm which as compared to the Ghost model has a 20 Nm improvement. Rolls Royce Wraith Live Premiere At 2013 Geneva Motor Show 01 In the



Peugeot 2008 a dynamic style and comfort of urban compact crossover at Geneva Motor Show

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eugeot with one of its most attractive Urban Compact Crossover – Peugeot 2008, the new definition to the Crossover segment by its sporty design, agile driving experience with best comfort and equipment, showcased at the all-favorite Salon International De l’Auto in Geneva 2013. Peugeot 2008 is equipped with impressive interior which includes a smart satin chrome finish to the air vents, handbrake lever, steering wheel, gear lever and touch-screen trims all add to the level of luxury and create a genuinely premium feel, various Drive modes where switching from the standard mode can be done from the dial located on the centre console, here driver can choose as per the situation – Snow Mode, Off-Road Mode, Sand or ESP Off Mode, folding the 60:40 split rear seats boosts storage volume from 360 to 1,194 litres, of which 22 litres are under the floor with a touch of a button, offers ample space



Renault Captur a fun to drive user friendly urban compact crossover at Geneva Motor Show

Renault showcased the new Renault Captur - in unique segment which is featuring the style of a Crossover, user friendly interior and fun to drive urban compact crossover - at the most prestigious European auto exhibit of Geneva International Motor Show, in Switzerland. The new Renault Captur is equipped with petrol and diesel variants, in which the petrol variants are comprised of Energy TCe 90 which has an output of 90 horsepower and fuel economy of 20.40 km/liter[4.9 liters for 100 km], while a CO2 emission of 113 grams/km, and other petrol variant of more power is TCe 120 EDC which has an output of 120 horsepower and fuel consumption of 18.51 km/liter[5.4 liters for 100 km], while a CO2 emission of 125 gram/km.

The diesel engines variant comprised of Energy dCi 90 which has an output of 90 horsepower with fuel economy of 27.02 km/liter[3.7 liters for 100 km] and a CO2 emission of  95 grams/km,