Tag: US Auto

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



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



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



Buick unveiled its dynamic midsize sedan – 2014 Buick Regal

Buick pulled the sheet off the new 2014 Regal Sedan – “the best blend of Safety, Speed and Sophistication”, a smarter revolution of the brand’s dynamic midsize sedan. Equipped with the advanced driving dynamics by introducing the new All-Wheel Drive system with the electronic limited-slip differential which assists in optimizing the traction in any driving situations, a 360 degree approach to safety and elegant new front and rear signature styling with more improved turbo engines to deliver class-leading performance.

Let’s unveil its redefined features that make it a fierce competitor in its class: Redefined Bold and Eye Catchy Interior and Exterior : New Regal flaunts redefined boldness and beauty in its new front and rear styling adorned with signature wing-shape jewel-like LED daytime running lamps and LED tail lamps for enhanced visibility. It also gets revamped interior with highly crafted premium materials and luxurious details along with new vertical air intakes and a



2014 BMW 328d premiered at the New York International Auto Show

BMW has premiered its all-new advanced diesel sedan – the 2014 BMW 328d at the 113th anniversary of the New York International Auto Show 2013. The new 328d model is equipped with a powertrain of TwinPower 2.0 Litre 4-cylinder Engine which is quite capable of generating an output of 180 horsepower and a max torque of 280 pound feet available from 1,750 rpm. The TwinPower engine will be combined to an 8-speed automatic transmission and makes diesel-powered 328d to dash 0 to 60 miles/hour in just above 7 seconds.

Its for the first time the 4-cylinder diesel BMW engine is introduced in the US market and best fitted to The Ultimate Driving MachineTM. The advanced diesel power with great levels of torque and fuel efficiency which includes BMW Selective Catalyst Reduction to provide true clean diesels feature in the new 328d models. The 2014 328d has an estimated best highway fuel efficiency of 45 miles/gallon[US], a city



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



2014 Cadillac CTS officially unveiled in New York

Cadillac has unveiled its third generation, midsize luxury sedan – the 2014 CTS, in New York, with more evolved performance, enhanced luxury and refined technology. It has the right blend of sportiness and aerodynamics. The high-performance capabilities are offered by the Twin-Turbo V6 Engine and Cadillac’s first 8-speed automatic transmission, with the enhanced driving dynamics boosted by the advanced technology, for more comfortable ride and safety. The production of the 2014 Cadillac CTS will start from this fall,2013, in Lansing, Mich.

Power and Performance : The Twin-Turbocharged Engine for the first time is powering the Cadillac’s 2014 CTS sedan. The twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, a result of innovative engineering, can deliver an output of 420 horsepower[313 kilowatt] with a peak torque of 420 lb.-ft.[583 Nm]. The power on demand in the new CTS is always available with the assist of a pair of small turbochargers, by which almost 90% of max torque is available between 2,500



The new Range Rover Sport officially unveiled in Manhattan, City of New York

The Land Rover’s new premium sports SUV is officially unveiled, as the British actor Daniel Craig drives the new Range Rover Sport in a live reveal through Manhattan in New York. The new Range Rover Sport is a SUV premium class, offering high performance speed, all-terrain dynamics, modern interior luxury and advanced technology for more comfort and safety. Engine Power and Performance : Initially, the new Range Rover Sport will be offered with a choice of 4 engine(2 petorl, 2 diesel), where petrol engines will be comprised of 5.0 Litre V8 petrol engine with an output of 510 PS and a new 3.0 Litre V6 petrol engine with an output of  340 PS, while the diesel engines consists of one 3.0 Litre TDV6 diesel engine with an output of 258 PS and a 3.0 Litre SDV6 diesel engine with an output of 292 PS.

The additional engine configuration will be introduced later this year which comprised of high-performance 4.4 Litre SDV8



2014 Jaguar XJR officially unveiled in New York [w/video]

Jaguar has unveiled its all-new high-performance sports sedan – the 2014 Jaguar XJR featuring high luxury of its XJ series, in New York, on March, 26th 2013. The 2014 Jaguar XJR is the new expansion of R performance series which is packed with impressive design and high driving performance under the Jaguar flagship of the XJ range. The high power performance can be seen under its hood, which is loaded with powertrain of 5.0 Litre supercharged V8 Engine which is capable of producing an output of 550 PS[405 kilowatt] at 6,500 RPM and max torque of 680 Nm[502 lb.-ft.] from 2,500 to 5,500 RPM.

The new XJR can dash from 0 to 60 miles/hour in 4.4 seconds or 0 to 100 km/hour in 4.6 seconds with an electronically limited maximum speed of 174 miles/hour[280 km/hour]. It has an estimated fuel economy of 24.4 miles/gallon[EU] /18 miles/gallon[US] with an estimated CO2 emission of 270 grams/km. The supercharged engine is mated with



BMW will debut the 3-series GT and 328d with Concept Active Tourer at New York Auto Show

BMW is coming with its performance and efficient line-up models at the upcoming New York International Auto Show on March, 27th 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, United States. In its lineup, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo will make its North American debut, while the Diesel-Powered BMW 328d will make its U.S. premiere, and for the first time in North America - the BMW Concept Active Tourer will be introduced. BMW Concept Active Tourer : BMW’s one of the most innovative concept in the premium compact range, is the new plug-in hybrid concept model – the BMW Concept Active Tourer, which is all creatively packed with style, functions and comfort characteristics.

It has a hybrid system which is consists of a 3-cylinder gasoline engine combined with an electric motor, that delivers the best fuel mileage of around 95 mpg[ US]. In the exterior, the BMW Concept Active Tourer has prolonged wedge-shaped silhouette and sporty stance, featured with a Cool Shade composite glass roof  with



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



Jeep and Mopar will show 6 extreme off-road concepts at 47th Moab Easter Jeep Safari

For the 47th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari, Jeep® and Mopar are coming-up with their latest concept edition which showcase the new level of off-road capabilities for all those enthusiasts who love the broader range of customization and personalization in a off-roader and to fulfill it, six extreme off-road concept vehicles are to be revealed by Jeep® and Mopar together at 2013 Moab Easter Jeep Safari, starting from March, 23rd to 31st in Utah, United States. Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept :  The most unique of the Grand Cherokee  - the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept with more ground clearance provided by the 35-inch Mickey Thompson off-road tires, the trusted powertrain of EcoDiesel V-6 engine, the attractive design looks with the Grand Cherokee SRT hood, a black front grille, a matte black roof and SRT front and rear fascias.

The Trailhawk Concept is the 3rd Grand Cherokee, since 2011, developed for the Easter Jeep Safari. It has a quite catchy exterior with its aggressive non-metallic blood-orange color, offered with



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