Tag: Hatchback

Volkswagen Unveils The 2015 Golf Hatch: Starts At $17,995

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf finally arrives in the US in the coming month of August and will start from $17,995 for the 2-door Golf Launch Edition model, a good drop of $2000 compared to the previous generation model. The seventh generation Golf will be available in 2- or 4-door configuration and with a choice of two powertrains: an existing TSI petrol unit and an all new turbo TDI clean diesel heart. Apart from the new engine, the 2015 Golf also features a bigger outer-shell – 2.1 inches longer, 0.5 inches wider and 1.1 inches shorter. Based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform, the styling of the model has also been refreshed, including a new front. Complementing the new fascia is a set of sharply-styled headlights, a sleeker grille and some extra character lines. The inside of the new Golf too receives some improvements both in terms of features and space. The trunkRead More




2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI For US: Starts From $24,395

Volkswagen has unveiled the seventh generation Golf GTI for the US market which, as per the carmaker, is bigger, lighter, more fuel efficient and faster than the previous generation model. Not only that, the new generation GTI also offers more trunk space and bears a lower price tag. Wasting no more time, let us start with the looks first. The 2015 Golf GTI looks pretty much the same except for some changes including a tweaked front that features a bright-red horizontal graphic, sharper headlights, a sleeker grille and new body lines. As far as the characteristic changes are concerned, compared to the standard Golf models, the GTI one gets standard LED foglights, red brake calipers, bespoke GTI alloy wheels, side skirts, unique rear diffuser, roof spoiler and bright dual exhaust tips. Dimension wise, the new Golf GTI is 2.1 inches longer, 0.5 inches wider and 1.1 inches shorter. The allRead More




All-New Peugeot 108 Hatch And TOP Cabrio Prices And Specifications Announced

Today, Peugeot has revealed the prices and specifications of its all new Peugeot 108 small car. The 2014 Peugeot 108 will be available in 3- and 5-door Hatchback or TOP cabriolet forms. All the models will be offered with a choice of two frugal, low-emitting petrol engines, including Peugeot’s PureTech 3-cylinder unit which was unveiled recently. While the 108 is quite good looking in the standard attire, Peugeot will offer a host of colours, trims, themes and ambiences to make the hatchback even more appealing to customers who want a personalized vehicle. If that is not enough for you, Peugeot has also added new segment-first features which, until recently, were exclusive only to premium saloons. These new features include Mirror Screen with MirrorLink technology, a high end infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen and DAB digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity for modern day smartphones and steering wheel mounted controls. TheRead More




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 andRead More




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 downRead More




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 usesRead More




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, 200Read More




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 beltlineRead More




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 emitsRead More




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 displayRead More




Peugeot 308 Powered By 1.2L PureTech Petrol Engine Returns 99.1MPG

There are a handful of car manufacturers who focus more on other important achievements than just six to seven figure yearly sales. One of them is French major Peugeot, who has recently set a new benchmark with its all new Peugeot 308. Peugeot 308, which was recently awarded the European Car Of the Year 2014, has received the new 1.2 Liter PureTech turbocharged petrol engine, completing the engines range. The good news for potential 308 buyers is that Peugeot has managed to achieve a record 99.1 mpg and a full fuel tank range of 1124.7 miles with the PureTech powered model. These figures were achieved at the Almeria circuit in Spain and to witness the record-setting run was the Union Technique de l’Automobile, Motocycle et Cycle a.k.a UTAC. As mentioned above, the record setter 308 model was powered by the new PureTech 1.2 liter e-THP turbocharged petrol engine that producesRead More




All New MINI Hatch To Start From £13,750 In UK

MINI has introduced the all new MINI Hatch range in the UK. The globally identifiable design of the MINI has been significantly enhanced by improving the overall quality and adding more features. The new MINI Hatch range also debuts new 3-cylinder engines, new driver assistance equipment and a new LED central display. Proportion wise the new MINI is 3,821 mm in length, 1,727 mm in width, 1,414 mm in height and has a 28 mm longer wheelbase than its predecessor. The front and rear track width has been increased by 34 mm and 42 mm respectively. MINI has retained the traditional design cues such as the circular headlights, front and rear wheel arches, black lower body edging and others. Talking in context of the external features, the new MINI is first in its segment to come with optional LED headlamps for both main and dipped beam. The headlight housing featuresRead More




Citroen Announces C1 Hatchback Pricing And Trims For UK

Recently, Citroen unveiled the new C1 hatchback and the small car was well received by the masses. The latest buzz about the hatchback is that Citroen has announced the pricing and trim levels of the same for the United Kingdom. The new C1 will be available in three trim levels: Touch, Feel and Flair, and will go on sale in the United Kingdom come July. Powering the new C1 model range will be three engines: a VTi 68, an e-VTi 68 Airdream and a PureTech VTi 82. The VTi 68 is the at the start of the engine options list and can be ordered with either a 5 speed manual or a 5-speed ETG (Efficient Tronic Gearbox). The e-VTi 68 Airdream will only have a 5 speed manual gearbox and no automatic, but it will feature Start & Stop technology for fuel savings. The PureTech VTi 82 will also comeRead More




Ford To Unveil New Focus At 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Nearly ten days ago, Ford released the first pictures and official details of the all new Ford Focus and the latest buzz is that Ford will unveil the car at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Presented first at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the new Focus features a completely new design which is on the lines of the new Ford models. The exterior features a new bonnet, inverted trapezoidal grille, chiseled headlamps and elongated fog lamps. Aside from the new design, another important change is the addition of SYNC 2, the latest version of Ford’s voice-activated in-car connectivity system. The system features an 8 inch high-res color touch screen which responds to voice commands to control audio, climate control, navigation and more. For the European market, the SYNC 2’s navigation system will have a split-screen display to offer a more detailed view of the map. As far as theRead More




2014 Fiat 500 With TwinAir Engine And Cult Variant At Geneva Motor Show

Fiat is going to unveil the 2014 Fiat 500 at the 84th International Motor Show which starts in Geneva tomorrow. The new Fiat 500 has been improved both in terms styling and technological features, and the most important introduction is a new, segment-first, 7 inch TFT digital instrument panel. Developed in collaboration with Magnetti Marelli, the display provides all the information relevant about various features of the car. While the earlier versions came fitted with analogue dials, the TFT display is a major step up yet it seems extremely familiar to the previous layout. The center of the screen, which displays the car by default, can be configured to display distance travelled, fuel consumption, etc. The same screen also warns the driver in case of low fuel, open doors etc. Apart from the all new screen, another important addition is the new TwinAir engine. From 2014 onwards, the Fiat 500Read More




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

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




New Citroen C1 To Debut At 2014 Geneva Motor Show

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




Opel Adam Rocks Hatch Coming To 2014 Geneva Motor Show

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




Volkswagen To Unveil More Powerful Scirocco At Geneva Motor Show

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




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

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




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

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




All New Peugeot 108 Revealed Ahead Of Geneva Motor Show

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




All New Renault Twingo First Pictures And Details

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




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

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




Audi Reveals 2014 S1 SportBack Quattro Ahead Of Geneva Unveiling

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




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

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




Volkswagen Polo Ready To Get New Engines and Makeover For UK

Volkswagen UK has announced that very soon it will be updating the Polo with a host of new technologies, frugal engines and a comprehensive makeover. All the mentioned updates will be performed on the yet to arrive 2014 Volkswagen Polo. The car is scheduled to be launched this summer. As seen in the new generation Golf, Volkswagen has gradually been focusing safety, comfort, efficiency and practicality and it uses the same approach for the new Polo. To tell you how well equipped the upcoming Polo will be, it will feature Automatic Post Collision Braking System, a standard addition which automatically applies the brakes after the car collides with an object. This system ensures reduced kinetic energy which further minimizes the chance of a second collision. Other safety features that are on the list for the new Polo are Automatic Cruise Control, a Driver Alert System, and Front Assist with CityRead More




New Fiat Panda 4X4 Antarctica Special Edition Priced From £14,895 In UK

Celebrating the 30th anniversary and nearly half a million sales of the iconic Fiat Panda city car, Fiat has launched a special edition model called Panda 4X4 Antarctica for the UK. As far as the exterior is concerned, Fiat has given the Panda 4X4 Antarctica a slightly different look with the help of features like diamond-finish 15-inch alloy wheels, special badges, orange detailing and an exclusive white exterior color with a black roof. Just like the exterior, the interior of the special edition has also been updated to stand out from the standard Panda. It comes with a grey and orange upholstery, a height adjustable driver’s seat, dark-tinted rear privacy glass, three-passenger rear seat with 60:40 split/folding backrests, ESC stability control, air conditioning, and an electronic locking differential (ELD). The special edition also features mud-and-snow tyres, side body cladding for better protection and a specially tuned suspension. The Panda 4X4Read More




All New 2015 Honda Fit Debuts At 2014 Detroit Motor Show

Honda has unveiled the all new 2015 Fit hatchback at the Detroit Motor Show a.k.a North American International Motor Show today. The new Fit is more powerful, refined, fuel efficient, gets new styling, upgraded interior and Earth Dreams technology engine and transmission options. “The Honda Fit is a small car with big aspirations. Faster, more fuel-efficient and more fun, it’s a subcompact with larger-than-life-capabilities,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of automobile sales for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “It’s simply the best Fit to date and, we believe, a new benchmark in the small-car category.” The styling is sleek, modern and sporty at the same time. The 2015 Fit features a more aggressive front fascia that has been seen on most of the new generation Honda models. While being similar to the outgoing model, the new Fit is slightly shorter (-1.6 in.) and wider (+0.3 in.) , and hasRead More




SEAT Launches Leon Cupra and Cupra 280 Hatchbacks

Seat has launched two new versions of the flagship Leon hatchback called the Cupra and Cupra 280. Of the two new models, the Leon Cupra 280 is the quickest and most powerful series production car ever made by Seat. The Leon Cupra range includes five models starting with the standard SC Cupra, the SC Cupra 280, SC Cupra 280 DSG, Cupra 280 and Cupra 280 DSG. Interestingly, despite being exceptionally well powered all the Cupra models return 44.1 mpg average fuel consumption. Leon is a brand in itself therefore to surpass its high-set benchmark, Seat has fitted the Cupra range with standard features like a mechanical front axle differential lock, a progressive steering system, DCC dynamic chassis control, and two-stage deactivation of the electronic stability control (ESC). Also the Leon Cupra is built on an all new chassis, features a wider front track and fully independent front and rear suspension.Read More




All New Volkswagen Golf R At 2014 North American International Auto Show

Talk about Volkswagen and the first model that crosses your mind is the Golf. This iconic hatchback has been in existence for years and is only getting better and better. At the 2014 North American International Auto Show, the German automaker is going to debut the all new Golf R hatch. The 2014 Golf R is the most powerful version of the Golf ever developed for the North American market and arrives with a host of new things every potential buyer will consider. Compared to the 2013 Golf R, the 2014 model is going to be 34 hp more powerful yet more fuel efficient. As per Volkswagen, the 2014 Golf R delivers an estimated highway fuel economy rating of 31 mpg, a 4 mpg improvement over its predecessor. The new Golf R is powered by an improved version of the EA888 four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injection TSI 2.0-liter engine that powersRead More




Peugeot 308 R Concept Hatchback: Complete Details

Peugeot 308 is a complete hatchback in all senses but Peugeot thought of experimenting with it a little bit and brought the Peugeot 308 R Concept. The name sounds pretty simple but in reality it is a truly radical, ultra sporty version of the 308. Compared to the standard 308, the 308 R Concept features a reworked body with a red + black, two tone treatment. The concept hatch has been given a low posture and a wider track to give it that sporty feel. Although the 308 R concept is based on the 308, the only components it retains from the latter are the roof and tailgate. The rest of the body components including the doors, front wings, the body sides and sills, bonnet and bumpers are all made from carbon fibre. The front of the vehicle is aggressive looking thanks to those three air intakes present in theRead More




All New Mazda3 Is Here – Complete Details Inside

Mazda is on its way to introduce more technology friendly car4 which are labeled as the third generation Mazda 3 line with a collection of 21 hatchback and 15 Fastback models. These cars will be on-the-road priced from £16,695 to £23,345. Buyers will have the liberty to choose among five equipment levels i.e. SE, SE Nav, SE-L, SE-L Nav and Sport Nav. These cars will be equipped with some of the finest technologies that can be incorporated in a car such as 7-inch color touch screen with USB and IPod Connectivity and Bluetooth hands free system support. This car will definitely match up with the high profile lifestyle of the corporates and possess the qualities that will make their life simpler even if they are in their car. This car has also defined it as a different with the enhanced internet radio connectivity as well as mobile connectivity system thatRead More




2014 Lexus CT 200H Debuts At Guangzhou Car show

Lexus is not a new name in the world of sophisticated cars but recently the company has introduced the new Lexus CT 200 at the Guangzhou Car show. It is no doubt that the car had already been introduced earlier but this time it has come up with fresh features and more dynamic qualities it is being revamped as a distinctive model. People will indeed have a great experience in driving this car as the car is having the version of ‘spindle grille’ design which is a new form in the car market. The refined look with a sophisticated exterior gives it a fresh look and the F Sport model will dominate the other sports car in the coming year. The outlook of the car is really astonishing as it gives a three dimensional form and has been pushed forward to get the right impact. People who have a fetishRead More




Chevrolet Adds RS And Dusk Models To 2014 Sonic Lineup

2014 Chevrolet  Sonic line-up is getting two new sedan options and has announced two new options to the Sonic line-up – the performance oriented RS and stylish Dusk. The new sedans will serve as offerings aimed at younger buyers who want a vehicle at an affordable price. The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic RS sedan starts from $20,530 including $825 destination charges, while the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Dusk is priced $20,945 (including destination) and upwards. The Sonic RS hatchback is powered by the Ecotec 1.4 Litre turbo engine which produces 138 horsepower (103 kW) and 148 lb-ft of torque (200 Nm). The hatchback returns 27 mpg city and 34 mpg highway with the manual transmission. “Keeping the Sonic lineup fresh and offering consumers more choice is a priority for Chevrolet,” said Cristi Landy, marketing director for Chevrolet small cars.  “The Sonic RS and Dusk sedans offer all of the great attributes that have made theRead More




2015 MINI Hardtop Officially Unveiled: Complete Details

MINI is an iconic brand that has been serving the masses for decades. The original MINI ruled the world markets for years but with the changing tastes and demand for a modern MINI, the brand reintroduced its car 13 years back. And since then, evidently, the car has grown in size like never before. MINI has progressed so rapidly in the recent years that it had to come up with a range of models.including the Convertible, longer-wheelbase Clubman, Countryman crossover, Paceman three-door crossover, Coupe and Roadster. Now comes the 2015 MINI original hardtop version and the brand has released photos and specs for the car. “Every year Mini convinces more and more people to consider small,” Jim McDowell, vice president of Mini USA, said. “The brand thinks there’s room enough for one more Mini model, McDowell said, which he promises will be “as radical in this decade as the originalRead More




Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion Returns A Record-Breaking 96 MPG

DEKRA is a popular vehicle inspection company and recently it supervised the successful test run of the Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion. The Golf TDI BlueMotion proved itself to be a real three-litre car on a trip from Nantes to Copenhagen. With its 110 PS engine the consumed exactly 2.92 litre of diesel per 100 km, returning a record-breaking 97 mpg. The distance between the two destinations is 1,602 kilometers and the car completed it on a single 50 liter tank of fuel. Simon Thomas, Head of Marketing of the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “This is a really impressive result. The trip shows that the interaction between fuel-saving BlueMotion efficiency technology and a well thought-out proactive driving approach allows economy figures that are hard to match.” The route of this long trip went from Nantes in the West of France, the “European Green Capital 2013”, via Paris,Read More




2014 Alfa Mito UK Pricing Starts From £14,350

Alfa Romeo has launched the 2014 Alfa Mito hatchback in the UK which comes with a host of improvements good enough to bring smile to the faces of buyers. In brief, the 2014 Mito offers higher specification, revised interiors, subtle styling enhancements and even more advanced technologies. Starting with the exterior first, the 2014 Mito features a new, chromed front grille; titanium grey headlamp and tail lamps surrounds, tinted rear windows and a sports rear bumper, as well as revised color options including a new “Matte Magnesio Grey” finish. Moving on to the interior now, the 2014 Mito benefits from a new dashboard, upgraded plastics and a new Uconnect™ five-inch, touch-screen infotainment system with voice recognition, Bluetooth, steering wheel remote controls, USB/Aux ports and optional satellite navigation. The features list does not end here as the 2014 Mito also gets traction, braking and stability control systems as standard. Starring effortRead More




MINI Countryman and Paceman Available In Limited Edition Frozen Black Metallic Paint

To make a product appeal to the masses, one of the best tricks is to make it available in a variety of options and MINI is doing exactly the same. To give that extra needed boost to its sales, MINI has introduced a new Frozen Black limited edition metallic paint finish for the top of the range MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman models. The name Frozen Black may not sound that appealing as it does not tell much about the paint but actually it features a unique texture complemented by a shimmering matt finish, giving the Countryman and Paceman the required expressive appearance. The following models will come in this exclusive paint finish: MINI Cooper S Countryman MINI Cooper SD Countryman MINI Cooper S Paceman MINI Cooper SD Paceman MINI John Cooper Works Countryman and MINI John Cooper Works Paceman MINI John Cooper Works Paceman with Frozen Black metallic paintRead More




BMW i3 Extended Range Version On Offer For $45,300; To Arrive In US In 2014

Defining electro-mobility in its true form is BMW’s ‘i’ range of cars that includes the BMW i3 and BMW i8. During July this year, BMW announced the pricing of its electric hatchback i.e. the i3 which turned out to be a little more than expected. Furthermore, the very fact that it is an all electric car with a not so overwhelming range made many potential buyers think if it was worth spending money on. What we hear next from the German automaker is the extended range options that will be offered on the BMW i3. While the base version of the car is available for $41,350, for an additional $3,950 buyers would get a rear-mounted 650cc, 34 hp, two-cylinder, gasoline-powered Range Extender generator which offers roughly double the range as the base model. When the battery drains itself to a preset level, the Range Extender starts working and maintains theRead More




2014 Peugeot 308 Prices And Specifications Announced For UK

At the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, Peugeot showcased the newest iteration of 308 hatchback but did not disclose the pricing and specifications. Gladly, for all 308 fans, just recently, the French automaker has officially announced the prices and specifications. Following the 308’s prices announcement, Peugeot has started taking orders for the car as it readies itself for deliveries starting 4th of January, 2014. Before we jump to the trims and pricing of the car, let us know what Peugeot believes the 2014 308 offers. Peugeot says the new 308 sports a stylish design, offers an impressive driving experience, class-leading fuel economy and high standards, thanks to the use of high quality materials. Headed to UK, the 308 range has four trims, named: Access, Active, Allure and Feline, and each of the trims, in progression, offers more features than the previous one. The base Access model features a host of standard equipmentRead More




Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG the true AMG DNA is premiered at Geneva Motor Show

The dynamic DNA of AMG, in the new Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, is introduced few days back when nobody thought that the Hatchback has bigger wings of power, performance and comfort. And to give the live appearance to the world, the Geneva International Motor Show is the best premiere occasion for the new A 45 AMG, where it is right now showcased as A 45 AMG Edition 1. Engine Configuration and Performance : Mercedes-Benz has developed hand-built all-new high performance AMG 4-cylinder 2.0 Litre turbo Engine, is superior in its segment in terms of power and performance, and can sprint better than many sports car in the world. The A 45 AMG engine is capable of generating a magnificent output of 360 hp[i.e. 265 kilo-Watts] and a torque of up-to 450 Newton Meters, which is practically in the turbo-charged 4-cylinder engine, is the world’s best in the hatchback segment. The  AMG 4-cylinder 2.0 Litre turbo Engine belongs to the super-performance BlueDIRECT family featuring spray-guided direct petrol injection via piezo injectors centrally locatedRead More




Volkswagen unveiled Golf GTI with more efficient performance at Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen’s GTI is known for its high-performance capabilities in the segment of compact cars and this time the power-performance is blended with more improved efficiency in the form of new Golf GTI, which is right now unveiled at the most famous Geneva International Motor Show, in Switzerland. The new sports Golf GTI , is equipped with 4-cylinder turbocharged direct injection petrol Engine, which is capable of generating an output of 217 horsepower[220 PS or 162 kilo-Watts] and  a top torque of 350 Nm, which make it sprint 0 to 62 miles/hour in 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 152 miles/hour[244.62 km/hour], while the other Golf GTI Performance variant, is capable of producing an output of 227 horsepower[230 PS or 169 kilo-Watts] and a same top torque of 350 Nm, which makes it dash 0 to 62 miles/hour in 6.4 seconds with a top speed of 155 miles/hour[249.44 km/hour]. Following the 2014 EU-6 emissions regulation standard, both variants withRead More




Kia Provo Concept of Hybird with dynamic looks and smart technology unveiled at 83rd Salon International De l’Auto in Geneva

Kia’s presents dynamic and smart Provo Hybrid concept, in which the advanced technology mated with the masculine design of a couple-like hatchback, prevailing in the Kia’s future B-segment cars, is finally going to unveil with its debut at the 83rd Salon International De l’Auto in Geneva 2013. The Kia’s stylish Provo hatchback concept has a smart hybrid system which combines, a 4-cylinder turbo-charged 1.6-Litre Gasoline Direct Injection[GDI] Engine which is capable of generating an output of 204 PS[201.2 horsepower or 150 kilowatt], with the smart regenerative electric motors which is alone capable of delivering an output of 45 PS[44.4 hp or 33.1 kilowatt] and has a technically smart 4WD-Hybrid system, designed to produce an extra power to the rear wheels when needed and also permit low-speed electric-alone motion. The power is transmitted via Kia’s first time introduced 7-speed DCT transmission, bringing a complete the technology package. KIA Provo Concept Of Hybird Car With Dynamic Looks AndRead More




Volkswagen new Golf GTI variants with improved efficiency set to unveil at Geneva Motor Show

The Volkswagen GTI known for its power-packed performance, and with that performance and improved efficiency, Volkswagen is all set to unveil the new Golf GTI variant along with Volkswagen Golf GTD model at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show starting from March 5th, 2013. Here for the first time, Golf GTI will be available with two variants of power which includes the standard GTI 220-PS and the GTI Performance with 230-PS, are 18% more efficient than the previous model and offers the large brake discs with a mechanical front limited-slip differential. In the segment of compact sports car, the new Golf GTI variant, equipped with 4-cylinder turbocharged direct injection petrol Engine, which is capable of generating an output of 217 horsepower[220 PS or 162 kilo-Watts] and  a top torque of 350 Nm, which make it sprint 0 to 62 miles/hour in 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 152 miles/hour[244.62 km/hour], while the other Golf GTI PerformanceRead More




Volkswagen Golf GTD the blend of performance and efficiency debut at Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen is all set with the debut launch of its Golf GTD at the famous Geneva Motor Show starting from March, 5th 2013. The hatchback Golf GTD was introduced some 30 years back but this time for European Market, Volkswagen is introducing GTD in the perfect combination of 7th generation Golf platform with the sporty power, performance and all desired efficiency to make it the best long distance touring car too. The Golf GTD has a turbodiesel 2.0 Litre Front transverse Engine with 6-speed manual gearbox which is capable of generating an output of 184 PS[181.5 hp or 135 kilo-Watts] at 3,500 to 4,000 rpm and best torque of 380 Nm at 1,750 revolution per minute. The power of engine makes GTD to sprint 0 to 62 miles/hour in just 7.5 seconds in its segment with a good top speed of 142 miles/hour[228.527 km/hour]. With all these power and performance the GTD is engineered to give bestRead More




Mercedes-Benz unveils dynamic A 45 AMG – a true compact AMG with high power and performance

Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled the A 45 AMG, a new compact sports car inspiration in the segment of Mercedes A-Class, featuring the world’s most dynamic characteristics in terms of power, performance and driving dynamics. The A 45 AMG will have its international premiere at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show starting from March 5th, 2013. Engine Configuration and Performance : Mercedes-Benz has developed hand-built all-new high performance AMG 4-cylinder 2.0 Litre turbo Engine, is superior in its segment in terms of power and performance, and can sprint better than many sports car in the world. The AMG 45 engine is capable of generating a magnificent output of 360 hp[i.e. 265 kilo-Watts] and a torque of up-to 450 Newton Meters, which is practically in the turbo-charged 4-cylinder engine, is the world’s best in the hatchback segment. The  AMG 4-cylinder 2.0 Litre turbo Engine belongs to the super-performance BlueDIRECT family featuring spray-guided direct petrol injection via piezo injectors centrally located in the four combustion chambers. Mercedes Benz A 45Read More




Audi new S3 Sportback with class-leading performance and driving dynamics

Audi presents the new S3 Sportback, the perfect combination of engineering and technology, delivering class-leading performance and great driving dynamics. The new Audi S3 Sportsback with 5 doors is equipped with turbocharged 4-Cylinder 2.0 Litre TFSI Engine, which has an incredible power to generate a horsepower of 300[221 kilo-Watts] and a best torque of 380 Nm[280.27 lb-ft] which is continuously available between 1,800 to 5,500 rpm. The new S3 Sportsback is available with the remarkable quattro permanent All-Wheel Drive with redesigned multi-plate clutch, which keeps the enhanced acceleration of high-line S3 while sprinting through the corner, specially tackle the extreme conditions of the road like rain or snow. With the advanced technology of dual-clutch transmission mounted on the steering wheel, provides a choice of automatic D and S modes with manual mode. This advanced transmission mode of selection assist the driver to get sportier performance on lower gears, while delivers best fuel economy figures on tall 6th gear. In theRead More




Volkswagen officially reveals new Golf 4MOTION with All-Wheel Drive

Volkswagen has just revealed the 4MOTION refined All-Wheel drive technology in the new Volkswagen Golf range, making the Golf range to have more power and enhanced driving dynamics for all condition and situation. The All-Wheel Drive technology is a permanent Four-Wheel Drive feature, with refined 5th-generation Haldex coupling, which makes the new Golf 4MOTION to have more power in extreme condition like gravel, dirt or snow road regions and on the other hand, makes it more fuel efficient as compared to the normal Golf model and with more driving dynamics to give safe and comfortable drive with the smart technology of 4MOTION drive which is 1.4 kg lighter than the previous system, very fast with precise response and needs no pressure accumulator. Engine & Performance :  For Europe specific models of new Golf 4MOTION, there are 3 range of specification – the Trendline Varinat, the Comfortline Variant , the  Highline Variant, which are equipped with 2Read More




Audi A1 awarded as Best Compact Car of 2013

From the readers choice of Automobile Magazine – ‘AUTO MOTOR UND SPORT’, has today awarded Audi A1 as the best Compact Car of 2013, in Stuttgart. The decision was taken from a survey among, most read auto-magazine with a reviewers count of 112,877 for this year. The survey consists of 373 cars  in 10 total categories. The Audi has given the same winning performance this year too, as it was also awarded for the same compact category in 2012.Read More