Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2011 The New Chevy Volt

2011 Chevy Volt Photo

2011 Chevy Volt

2011 Chevy Volt
2011 The New Chevy Volt

Thursday, December 16, 2010

2012 BMW 1 Series coupe and convertible take a bow

BMW recently pulled the wraps off of its hot new 1 Series M Coupe, but this new addition to the automaker’s least expensive range isn’t the only changes on tap for the 2012 model year. Both the coupe and convertible versions of the 128i and 135i receive modest upgrades for 2012, including very, very slight styling updates and a new powertrain for the 135i.Up front, 1 Series cars equipped with

Volkswagen crafts a London Black Taxi for the future

Volkswagen is putting it’s own unique spin on a London icon. The VW London Taxi Concept, which is built upon the Up! city car platform, is an electric cab with an estimated range of 186 miles. Though the overall length of 3,730 millimeters means the Taxi concept is shorter than a VW Fox, its minimal front and rear overhang allow for plenty of room to accommodate the driver and two full-size adult

Volkswagen recalling nearly 380,000 cars over fire risk

Volkswagen AG has just issued a recall of nearly 380,000 cars due to the potential for fuel leaks which could lead to a fire. According to The Detroit News, A total of 266,936 Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Golf and Rabbitmodels from the 2007 to 2009 model years are affected, as well as an additional 110,350 New Beetle models (both hardtop and convertible).The National Highway Traffic Safety

Volkswagen Transporter takes to the hills with the Rockton 4Motion

Need to transport a lot of people or stuff overseas? You could do worse than the Volkswagen Transporter. Need to take a lot of people or stuff off road? Then you’ll need this: the Transporter Rockton 4Motion.The go-anywhere van from Volkswagen’s Commercial Vehicles division packs a 4th-generation Haldex all-wheel drive system with a locking rear differential and a 1.2-inch ride-height boost over

2011 Acura RL presents slight changes to an aging package

For the 2011 model year, Acura has freshened up its flagship RL sedan. What exactly does “freshened up” mean when it comes to the RL? It may not look like much more than a cosmetic touch-up, but there are quite a few new tricks going on under the nip-tucked skin.The 2011 Acura RL continues to utilize the 3.7-liter V6 engine with 300 horsepower that powers all four wheels courtesy of the Super

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Audi RS3 Sportback Exclusive Compact Car 2011

All new 2011 Audi RS 3 Sportback is the famous car company latest addition, purposed at delivering fans staggering performance figures, exclusive compact car styling and precise handling in ultra fresh, compact package. After for a times of spy shots and speculation, 2011 Audi RS 3 has released its official specification review and test drive performance information on the New Audi RS 3

Noble M600 British Power Car Design Specification 2010

 Clearly inspired by the aesthetic sports, the 2010 Noble M600 not only looks like this time the Ferrari F430, as well as the M14 and M15, but also some elements that remind of past Lamborghini and Lancia Stratos. Developed with constant reference point as the Porsche Carrera GT and Ferrari Enzo and F40, the 2010 Noble M600 has a tubular aluminum frame and carbon fiber body and is the first

Citroen DS3 R3 Racing World Rally Championship 2011

According to the FIA’s new Group R3T regulations, super sport racing car design technology 2011 Citroen DS3 R3 features the same structural design and stylish aerodynamic body kit appearance as the production vehicles model, with the creative innovation production steel body shell reinforced by a welded, multi-point roll cage, improving the resilience of the chassis and safety for the driver

Ford Focus Tuning, Fotos

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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2011 fotos, detalhes, especificações, preço

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport FlexO mundo ainda ignora nossos motores bicombustíveis, para azar desses consumidores. Mas aqui a tecnologia não só evolui como tem chegado à categorias impensáveis. Foi o que fez a Mitsubishi ao desenvolver o primeiro motor V6 fMitsubishi Pajero Sport FlexMitsubishi Pajero Sport FlexPreço-101.990,00

CrossFox Tuning

CrossFox Tunado e rebaixado e com somShow de bola essas rodas no Cross Fox. É um lindo carro, mas não acho que existe melhores opções na sua faixa de preço..CrossFox TuningCrossFox Tuning

Novas fotos do BMW Série 1 Coupé M 2012 2011

BMW Série 1 2011 2012BMW Série 1BMW Série 1 2011 2012BMW Série 1 2011 2012BMW Série 1 2011 2012Depois de muita especulação, teasers e vídeo revelando agora as fotos oficiais do BMW antecipou muito uma da série M coupe BMW M1 não poderia simplesmente ser chamado. O Coupe M está alguns centímetros mais longo e mais largo que o 135i e pesa 33 kg a menos. Fora da roda m de espessura e bancos

Novo CrossFox 2011 o mais selvagem dos compactos.

 CrossFox 2011O carro compacto, ágil, que combina o espírito off-road com modernidade e versatilidade, agora ficou ainda melhor:  com novo design, mais moderno, robusto e recheado de novidades de conforto e tecnologia que certamente irão despertar o seu lado mais selvagem.  CrossFox 2011A Volkswagen apresentou oficialmente no dia 27 de novembro, a nova geração do CrossFox 2011. O modelo chega ao

Fiat 500 2011 Bicolor

Fiat 500 2011 Bicolor Live: fotosA Fiat apresentou no Salão Automóvel de Bolonha de 2010, uma versão especial do 500, Fiat 500 Bicolore, apresenta uma cor Bicolore original: branco brilhante para o vermelho no topo, para a zona abaixo da cintura. A mesma combinação também é encontrado no interior. Uma versão que dá um toque extra para o "Fiat 500 de volta. A pintura original estará disponível

Novo Gol 2011 Vem com novidades

Volkswagen Gol 2011Novo Gol 2011, que trará algumas novidades. Por exemplo, tanto o sensor de estacionamento quanto as setas nos espelhos retrovisores, que até a linha 2010 não eram disponibilizados como opcionais.Além disso, o Novo Gol 2011 contará com espelho direito que abaixa quando a ré é engatada, faróis com máscara negra e novas rodas na versão mais cara.As novidades serão estendidas ao

Honda Accord 2011, Fotos

A programação do veículo Honda Accord é, sem dúvida, atribuídas a oferecer um pacote completo de veículos que poderiam atender a exigir dos drivers atuais, sem necessidade de entrar em um buraco nos bolsos dos clientes. Ao mesmo tempo, a 2011 Honda Accord está tomando um caminho melhor, ainda mais para a terra um transmitindo um modelo de veículo que é adequado para cada transporte dia com suas

National Automotive History Collection dubs Chevy Camaro ‘Collectible Car of the Future’

If you’re looking for the most collectible American-made vehicle on sale right now, you might want to stop by your local Chevrolet dealer. According to the Friends of the National Automotive History Collection, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is the most collectible car on sale right now. Each year, members of the organization get together to vote for the single domestically produced car or truck that’

Chevy to unveil Volt-based Amp crossover in Detroit

According to Car and Driver, General Motors may have something special planned for the Detroit Auto Showin January. Word on the web is that The General is planning to pull back the sheets on the next vehicle to use the extended-range hybrid drivetrain from the Chevrolet Volt. The next branch in GM’s electrified family tree will be a five-seat crossover, potentially called the Chevrolet Amp. Using

2011 Lexus CT 200h to start at $29,120*

If Lexus has any hope of meeting its goal of selling 1,000 CTs here in the U.S. each month, the little hybrid hatchback is going to need an attractive price point. Whether or not $29,120, the rumored base price of the2011 CT 200h (*not including destination, taxes, etc.), will be enough to get foot traffic in Lexus dealerships remains to be seen.According to the website The Lexus Enthusiast, this

2011 Acura RL presents slight changes to an aging package

For the 2011 model year, Acura has freshened up its flagship RL sedan. What exactly does “freshened up” mean when it comes to the RL? It may not look like much more than a cosmetic touch-up, but there are quite a few new tricks going on under the nip-tucked skin.The 2011 Acura RL continues to utilize the 3.7-liter V6 engine with 300 horsepower that powers all four wheels courtesy of the Super

Hyundai hits 500,000 sales in U.S. for first time ever

It should hardly come as news to anyone reading blog that Hyundai is in the midst of a hot streak. New models are coming out left and right, the automaker’s quality is reaching new heights and there are no signs of slowing down. So while the automaker’s momentum isn’t news, its sales numbers are: For the first time in its history, the Korean manufacturer has broken the 500,000 unit sales barrier

Land Rover Evoque won’t get hybrid

Despite the fact that Land Rover has gone out of its way to promote its new Evoque as an environmentally friendly alternative to its normal brand of behemoth globetrotting earth movers, Auto Express reports that the front-wheel drive (optional all-wheel drive, naturally) unibody Rover won’t be getting a hybrid powertrain option.Instead, Land Rover’s global product director John Edwards suggests

Get a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta for $5,995 from Gilt

Oprah may have given away a whole fleet of 2012 Volkswagen Beetles on her TV show, but now VW is partnering with Gilt.com to offer its 2011 Jetta sedan up at a very, very low price. The new Jetta has just landed at dealerships around the country, priced from $15,995, but Volkswagen will be giving away three Jettas to members of the Gilt flash sale site for $10,000 less than the normal starting

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Corsa Tunado e Rebaixado

Chevrolet Corsa TuningO Corsa Tuning, desenvolvido pelo departamento de Design da GM do Brasil, estava entre as principais atrações do estande da GM do Brasil, que ocupou a maior área da feira, com 450 m².Outros dois modelos Chevrolet Tuning também ficaram entre os melhores, respectivamente o Celta em segundo lugar, com 94,00 pontos, exposto no estande da GMB, e uma S10, que conquistou o quinto

Gol GTI 2010 Tunado, rebaixado e com som

Gol GTI 2010 Tuning, rebaixadoGOL GTI equipado com motor 1.4 Turbo de 160 cv, o visual da versão esportiva. Confira as projeções do possível Novo Gol GTI 2010.Gol GTI 2010 Tunado, rebaixadoGol GTI 2010 Tuning, rebaixadoGol GTI 2010 Tuning, rebaixadoGol GTI 2010 Tunado, rebaixadoGol GTI 2010 Tunado, rebaixado

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution x 2011

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Mitsubishi ASX AWD 2011 fotos, detalhes, especificações, preço

Mitsubishi ASX AWD  4x4 UrbanoASX AWD  4x4 ASX AWD  4x4 ASX AWD  4x4 ASX AWD  4x4 Preço-

Mitsubishi L200 Tunada e rebaixada

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Mitsubishi L200 Triton 2011 fotos, detalhes, especificações, preço

Mitsubishi L200 Triton 2011L200 Triton que chegou com algumas novidades. A mudança ocorreu na dianteira com a adoção de para-choques com novas molduras de faróis de neblina, além de rodas com novo desenho.Internamente, os passageiros contam agora com um novo sistema de som com uma tela touch-screen de 7 polegadas, em que poderão operar um DVD, Bluetooth, acionar o iPod ou ainda acessar o GPS.A

Novo Volkswagen Golf Cabrio 2011

Volkswagen Golf Cabrio 20112011 Volkswagen Golf Cabrio foi oficial de produção, o inveterado formalizado que o 2011 VW Golf Cabrio instrumento de participar da produção em 2011 primavera.Os detalhes de 2011 Volkswagen Golf Cabrio não possuem sido lançado ainda, um Estado computação retributivo versão corpo, o instrumento cabrio apt obter os motores iguais como o nascimento, com acréscimos por

Geneva Preview: Hyundai i40/Sonata wagon gets officially rendered

Hyundai is preparing to launch a new European D-segment model at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March that will compete against such vehicles as the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat, and it’s released a slew of advance renderings of what we might expect.Filling the slot in the Korean automaker’s European line-up that’s filled in North America by the Sonata (with which it is a very close twin)

Toyota recalling 94,000 2011 Sienna minivans over brake light bracket issue

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall for approximately 94,000 2011 Sienna minivans produced before the beginning of November 2010. The recall is a result of a Stop Lamp Switch Bracket placed near the parking brake. When the parking brake is fully applied it may deform the switch bracket. This could result in the brake lights remaining lit or even partial engagement of the brakes resulting in a

New Stratos unveiled in retro Alitalia rally livery

The New Stratos has been drumming up a world of enthusiasm. And with good reason: the original was one of the most iconic rally machines ever devised, and the modern tribute looks to be living up to the legend in the grandest of style. That hasn’t stopped some from saying the design doesn’t look enough like the original, but that could very well come down to the paint scheme.No, what we really

Hyundai i40 / Sonata 2011

Hyundai i40  2011Hyundai lançou esboços do i40 como uma provocação, antes do lançamento no Salão do Automóvel de Frankfurt, este mês, mas infelizmente para eles que nós recebemos a imagem que você vê na parte superior - e aqueles na galeria de fotos no fundo - que mostram o negócio real. Que espécie de tira a força do 'estilizado' sketches Hyundai lançou.Esboço de i40 Hyundai SonataO verdadeiro

Honda teases 2012 Civic before Detroit debut

Here’s our first official glimpse at the face of the next-generation Honda Civic. This sketch is intended to give the world an idea of what we can expect from the Civic show car Honda will display at the Detroit Auto Showin January. From the looks of things, the compact coupe will take the look of the current Civic and throw in some additional attitude. Along with some aggressively swept

GM Perfomance Parts let you build your own 700-hp Camaro

It’s that time of year, kids. Horsepower-crazy General Motorsfans are anxiously dancing around their mailboxes waiting for the latest edition of the company’s performance parts catalog to arrive. As with past years, the glossy pages are packed from margin to margin with everything you need to give your Bow Tie a little extra giddy up. For 2011, the catalog has fully embraced the Camaro, and a

Honda CR-Z gets the K-Series engine it was meant to have

It was only a matter of time before some inventive soul set about curing what ails the 2011 Honda CR-Z; namely, the anemic hybrid drivetrain. It looks like the crew at LHT Performance have gutted the electrified bits and swapped in an honest all-star from the Honda stable – the K20. If you recall, these guys were among some of the first to pull a similar stunt with the first-generation Honda

Senate unanimously rules in favor of noisy hybrids, electric cars

Regardless of whether or not there’s an actual need for pedestrian warning systems for hybrid and electric vehicles, the U.S. Senate has voted unanimously to approve a measure that would make the noise-adding setup standard on all vehicles that can operate – even if just momentarily – without the burble of an engine.The measure, called the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010 and backed by

Monday, December 13, 2010

Novo Fiat UNO 2011 oficiais revelam fotos, detalhes, especificações, preço

Fiat UNO 2011 fotos, detalhes, especificações, preço A Fiat apresentou nesta quinta-feira (22), o novo Uno modelo compacto, que chega às lojas oficialmente em maio. O modelo chega para reforçar a marca italiana no segmento dos populares, que oferece três versões de acabamento (Vivace e atraente Way) e duas opções de motor (1.0 e 1.4). Preços não foram divulgados. Em um comunicado divulgado esta

Fiat Palio Fire Economy 2011

Palio Fire Economy  2011 O Palio Fire Economy, provavelmente, sofrem mais com a chegada do Novo Uno do que os concorrentes. Então Movido modelo da Fiat para reorganizá-lo dentro de casa. A linha em 2011 ganhou a escotilha e teve ligeiro toque visual da sua lista de equipamento aumentou. Preço: de R $ 26.570 na versão duas portas, e R $ 28.330 no corpo de quatro portas - cerca de 1% em relação ao

Fiat Uno 2011 mostra Sporting e Bravo - Salão De São Paulo 2010

Fiat Uno 2011Não há muito a acrescentar ao que já tinha antecipado, a Fiat apresentou como destaques na segunda-feira (25) a versão Sporting do modelo Bravo One e que servirá para o segmento médio das escotilhas. Ambos os modelos serão enviados no início de novembro, eo Sporting Uno no início deste mês e Bravo nas últimas semanas. O sucessor do Stilo terá versões e Essência Absoluta, ambas

O lançamento do Fiat 500 2011 Bicolor

 Fiat 500 2011 BicolorePraticamente toda montadora tem seu carro de cidade, e cada empresa está a tentar fazer melhor do que seus concorrentes. Alguém que adiciona ao seu corpo cromado, alguém a mais recente áudio, aqui está a Fiat, por exemplo, sugeriu que o modelo 500, o desempenho de dois tons do corpo. O carro foi nomeado o Fiat 500 Bicolor e seu lançamento terá lugar no Salão Automóvel de

Opel Astra GTC 2011 Paris: Elegante interior e 290 HP e primeiras fotos

Opel Astra GTC 2011Opel Astra GTC 2011Opel Astra GTC 2011Opel Astra GTC 2011Opel Astra GTC 2011Só nós as fotos do novo Opel Astra modelo de três portas tem inspirado, agora liberar o Rüsselsheim mais detalhes. O final de três portas ainda não é o no Paris Motor Show de 2 a 17 outubro de 2010 estréia. Mas o estudo denominado " GTC Paris "parece tão completamente fora do possível com a série nada

Camaro 2011 tunado e rebaixado

Camaro 2011 - 509 hp ao vivo - Essen Motor Show 2010A estrela de seu estande, no entanto, será Chevrolet Camaro, com uma capacidade de 509 cavalos de potência. Para a preparação deste Camaro-mestres da Irmscher estão fazendo parcerias com empresas de Munique Magnus Auto Peças Velocidade e Desempenho. Especial "muscle car" é alimentado por 6,2-litros V8 com compressor. Então o carro acelera de 0 a

Coviello C6W seis rodas do carro zero eletrônicos

Super esportivo de seis rodas entra em produção na EuropaOs seis rodas tornaram famoso. Agora, em Bolonha, vem a versão mais extrema: nenhuma eletrônica, direção hidráulica e freio de poder. Não é a primeira vez. A primeira foi a da Tyrrell P34. Mas foi em 1976 e era um carro de F1. Então, no ano seguinte, Lauda Ferrari tentou de seis rodas, com os traseiros duplos, na pista Nardo, mas o Drake, a

Novo Honda Civic 2012, Fotos

 Honda Civic 2012, FotosDe acordo com a fabricante, o desenho ainda é um conceito do modelo 2012 e transmite o perfil elegante e aerodinâmico do novo sedã.Pela imagem é possível notar que ele manterá algumas características do modelo atual, mas com linha mais acentuadas e agressivas no desenho da carroceria. Honda Civic 2012 Honda Civic 2012

Hyundai Sonata 2011

2011 Hyundai SonataHyundai Sonata 2011 Nós todos sabemos que o Acordo famosa é a inspiração para o Hyundai Sonata. Deixando tudo isto de 2011 Hyundai Sonata é um olhar de seu tipo, tão desenvolvida e tem uma grande importância para os veículos do tipo familiar.Totalmente atualizado para 2011, a última Sonata está a ter um grande estilo e conforto em viagem.2011 Hyundai Sonata

Audi R18 Le Mans prototype unveiled with full roof, epic LEDs

Right on schedule, Audi has pulled the sheets off its next-generation Le Mans prototype. As had been rumored before the unveil, the R18 has abandoned the open-top design of its forefathers – the R8, R10 and R15 Plus – for a closed canopy to improve aerodynamics and reduce driver fatigue. The company hasn’t worked with a clamshell since 1999, and we’re guessing is has more than a little to do with

Lorinser tunes the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Lorinser is one of the first tuners to get its hands on the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class that goes by the internal code W204. There’s no English press release out yet but we did managed to download a pdf file from the German tuner so we’ve got some initial facts. Design-wise, Lorinser has dressed the 2008 C-Class with 18’’ or 19’’ alloys and a stylish, yet dynamic bodykit that doesn’t go

Mercedes-Benz SLR "722 Edition"

This seems to be the “Special Edition” week as yet another manufacture previews a slightly modified version of a top range model. This time, it’s Mercedes-Benz and specifically, the SLR “722 Edition” which is refined in numerous respects, having higher output (650 Hp), a tailor-made suspension configuration and a “decidedly” sporty interior. The car will go on sale on July 11.Performance: The

Study: Over 13% of motorists drove drunk last year; Wisconsin, North Dakota worst

The holiday season is in full swing, and that means holiday parties are in no short supply, filled with people wearing horrible sweaters. It also means booze is readily available, and the opportunity to drive after having too much to drink is at fever pitch. According to a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 30 million folks will drive drunk in an

BBC: At nearly $7.30/gal and climbing, UK gas prices hit record high

Think fuel prices are high in the United States? What Yanks pay is nothing to what our former colonial masters are forced to shell out at the pumps, as reports come in of record-high prices in the UK.According to the BBC, prices have hit an all-time high of 121.76p per liter in the United Kingdom. The numbers work out to $7.27 per gallon in American terminology, but the record doesn’t take

Ford Explorer

At least a few eyebrows were raised when Ford first let on that it was bringing the Explorer back in a radically different form for 2011 – but not all of the quizzical looks were for the same reasons.For one thing, the Explorer name had been seriously damaged because of the very public Firestone tire rollover controversy of the early 2000s, something that ostensibly made the 2011 model a prime

Motor Trend Truck of the Year? The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD

Motor Trend is following up its somewhat controversial decision to crown the Chevrolet Volt as its 2011 Car of the Year with a safer call for its 2011 Truck of the Year award. The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD was announced as the magazine’s TOTY during a ceremony before the 111th Army-Navy Game at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, giving General Motors’ volume brand a pair of

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hyundai Elantra 2011

2011 Hyundai ElantraHoje cedo, a Hyundai tirou os envoltórios fora o novo-2011 Avante, ou como nós viremos a saber, a próxima geração do sedã Elantra.Junto com os primeiros detalhes e fotos, a montadora sul-coreana também divulgou um filme animado sobre o Elantra novo que você pode conferir logo após o salto.2011 Hyundai ElantraA notícia do Elantra 2011 vem apenas dias após o lançamento dos seus

Buick GL8 is an executive express for China

Buick has released an all-new version of its popular GL8 in China. Developed by Shanghai GM, the executive people-mover wears a freshly redesigned exterior with sculpted body lines and a new front fascia. Inside, GM has thrown the luxury book at the van with tricks like blue ambient lighting, a 10-speaker sound system and two-tone leather seats. An attractive seven-inch touch dominates the dash,

2012 Buick Regal GS mildy impresses, majorly disappoints

Alright, so the 2012 Buick Regal GS isn’t the Americanized version of the 325-horsepower, all-wheel-driveOpel Insignia OPC we were once promised. Still, this sports sedan has a turbocharged and direct injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and has enough visual flare to certainly give

2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist achieves up to 37 mpg highway

Think of this as a Buick LaCrosse Hybrid. General Motors’ new eAssist technology employs a 115-volt lithium-ion battery and 15-kilowatt electric motor to increase fuel economy by 25 percent compared to today’s four-cylinder LaCrosse. This means the Buick sedan will achieve an estimated 25/37 miles per gallon (city/highway).During initial acceleration, the electric motor delivers 15 horsepower and

GM claims Buick Regal sports most powerful processor

General Motors is boasting that the new microcontroller in the ECM behind the Ecotec 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in the 2011 Buick Regal is the ultimate power in the automotive universe. According to the company, the computer packs the quickest processing power of any microcontroller in any vehicle on the market right now. The ECU uses three megabytes of flash memory to handle a host of

Review: 2011 Buick Regal CXL

Haven’t we seen this play called before? Take a well-regarded European model, tweak it for the U.S. market, slap on a badge from a beleaguered North American brand, and hope for a touchdown. Indeed, the Buick Regal conforms to what has become General Motors’ version of the spread offense. Never mind that this wasn’t a winning strategy for Saturn, which tried selling various derivatives of Opel

2010-11 Buick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS recalled over electrical issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall for 2010 and 2011 model yearBuick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS models. A total of 13,780 vehicles, all equipped with V8 engines, are subject to this recall which effects power steering return lines.According to NHTSA, the starter or alternator cable can wear through these lines, causing a power steering fluid leak. This can not

Buick GL8 minivan for China will debut on November 28

General Motors has announced that it will launch its next generation Buick GL8 van in China on November 28. While minivans on this side of the globe are relegated to ferrying screaming broods from school to soccer practice, Buick is marketing the GL8 directly toward business people as a more spacious, comfortable alternative to executive limousines. Fittingly enough, the Buick marketing

Officially Official: 2012 Buick Regal GS unveiled ahead of LA debut

General Motors left us on the edge of our seats at this year’s Detroit Auto Show when its Buick Regal GS show car was unveiled. A few months later, GM confirmed that the sportier Regal was headed for production, and now, just a short time before the sedan’s official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, we have official information and photos of the production-ready car. Ladies and gentlemen, the 

Review: 2010 Buick Enclave CXL AWD

There was a time when Buick was the brand of choice for doctors, lawyers and politicians. Its cars were elegant enough to show success without being overt signals of wealth, they were the epitome of inconspicuous consumption. But that was a long, long time ago. Buicks of the last 30 years look like slightly disguised versions of a run-of-the-mill Chevrolet, with a bit more chrome and better seat

Report: Buick Verano compact coming in 2012

As July’s By The Numbers showed us, American buyers are quick to forget the pain of having to fill up a full-size pickup or SUV when gas prices are in the $4-per-gallon range. Without the guiding hand of Uncle Sam pushing the car-buying public towards smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles, consumers are all about being large and in charge in the passing lane. But According to Automotive News, 

Buick to expand line with coupe, convertible and wagon?

Buick conducted another in its series of webchats and this time product marketing director Roger McCormack attended the party. One of the first real signs of the brand’s rebirth came three years ago with the debut of the Riviera concept. Since then, Buick has focused on launching its mainstream, higher volume products like the LaCrosse and Regal, and the Riviera coupe has languished on the

Rumormill: Buick wagons, hatchbacks and diesels, oh my!

A fresh batch of rumors kicking around the web are claiming that General Motors is seriously mulling bringing hatchback and wagon versions of the all-new Buick Regal to the States. In the brand’s ongoing quest to shed its status as a synonym for all things elderly, the Tri-Crest has raided the Opel parts bin, slipped a waterfall grille on the nose of the Insignia and called it a day. We were

Third Drive: 2011 Buick Regal makes even more sense on American soil

It was cold and rainy last November when we first drove an early prototype of the 2011 Buick Regal in Michigan. The weather was lousy, but our short time with the car intrigued us. There were far fewer complaints about conditions last month when we spent time with the sport sedan on the famed Nürburgring in Germany – its home turf. As it moves closer to arrival, Buick’s newest family member once

Officially Official: Buick adds three new models

As it turns out, the rumors swirling around both the new Buick CUV and small sedan have turned out to be true. The company confirmed that by 2012, it will boast a total of three new vehicles in its lineup, including the new Regal. That leaves the remaining two slots to be filled by the likes of a small crossover built on the bones of the all-new Chevrolet Aveo as well as a small four-door based

All 2011 Buick Regals to be flex-fuel capable starting this fall

Starting this fall, all new 2011 Buick Regals will have flex-fuel capability. The first boatloads of Regals from Germany have begun rolling off the docks in New Jersey in the past week and are being sent out to dealers. The first several months of Regal production will all be powered by a gasoline-only version ofGeneral Motors’ normally aspirated 2.4-liter inline four.Once the 2.0-liter direct

First Drive: 2011 Buick LaCrosse CX gets four cylinders for fuel economy

For the foreseeable future, the LaCrosse will remain the flagship of the Buick lineup, so at first glance, it might seem peculiar that General Motors is adding a seemingly modest inline-four cylinder engine to the sedan’s powertrain list. However, at the time the LaCrosse was being developed in 2007-2008, gasoline prices in the United States had spiked to their highest levels ever, topping $4 per

2011 Buick Regal Pricing Announced, Starts from $26,995, Less Costly Version to Follow in 2011

General Motors has just released pricing for the new 2011 Buick Regal sedan, or if you prefer, the North American market version of the Opel Insignia. Initially, the Regal will be offered in a premium CXL trim with two engine options, a 182HP 2.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder with direct-injection and a 2.0-liter Ecotec turbocharged and direct injected four-pot rated at an estimated 220HP.Prices

Buick's "Premium" Compact Sedan Spied with Less Camouflage in China

Last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, General Motors gave us a sneak peek of its, as yet unnamed, baby Buick sedan through a teaser sketch. And while we’ve already shown you spy pictures of the new Buick, which is poised to take the role of the firm’s new entry-level model in the North American market, the compact-sized saloon has been caught again, this time with less camouflage in China.The

New Buick Regal Sedan to be Built in Canada from 2011, Until Then it Will be 'Made in Germany'

General Motors confirmed today that it will assemble the North American-spec 2011 Buick Regal at its Oshawa Car Assembly plant in Canada with production set to commence in the first quarter 2011. The all-new Buick Regal is scheduled to go on sale in the States next Spring, with first year models to be built alongside its Opel Insignia twin at GM’s Opel plant in Russelsheim, Germany.“The new Regal

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Nova Toyota Rav4 2011

Toyota RAV4 20112011 Toyota RAV4 SUV compacto recebe um facelift, deixando sua aparência mais moderna, ea primeira imagem oficial do modelo acaba de ser feita para os japoneses. Ao Genebra Motor Show 2010, realizada dentro de duas semanas, vamos ver o modelo completo.Além da dianteira atualizada, do interior de 2011 Toyota RAV4 foi atualizado, e seus motores agora produzem menos CO2. Quanto ao

Will the next Holden Commodore go front-wheel drive?

Since 1978, the Holden Commodore has been roaring across the land down under. It’s worn a plethora of body styles ranging from coupe and sedan to wagon and ute, brought the Pontiac G8 to American soil and sold over 44,000 units last year in Australia. During its run, the Holden Commodore has been a rear-wheel drive vehicle, but new reports state that the front-engine/rear-drive layout may not be

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid delay means no $1,300 tax credit?

In mid-October, Hyundai announced that its 2011 Sonata Hybrid would be eligible for a $1,300 tax credit. The electrified mid-size sedan was to officially hit the market before the end of the year and the first 60,000 buyers who plopped down some coin for the Sonata Hybrid would’ve walked away with that juicy credit in their pockets. However, there’s a hitch: the Sonata Hybrid has been delayed and

Kia Optima receives service bulletin for accelerator pedals

That was quick. Kia has issued a service bulletin asking its dealers to check the operation of the accelerator pedal on all-new 2011 Optima models that are just now arriving at dealerships across the country. According to Consumer Reports, workers are to press and release the pedal 25 to 30 times to listen for noisy operation and anything that would indicate unsatisfactory pedal feel. If either

2011 Subaru Forester

In the years since Subaru last gave its workhorse flat four-cylinder engine a significant revision, an entire generation of customers has gone from pulling up their Huggies to donning college graduation gowns. More than two full decades have passed since the company’s engineers seriously sat down to re-examine the engine’s architecture, and in that time, there’s been an explosion of automotive

Ford Explorer V6 achieves 25 mpg on highway

Ford has promised that the 2011 Ford Explorer would achieve a 25 percent improvement in fuel economy, and now we can put a pair of numbers with that claim. Environmental Protection Agency ratings show that the Explorer will average 25 miles per gallon on the highway and 17 mpg in the city; a big improvement over the last generation model’s 20/14 numbers. The fuel economy numbers for Ford’s newest

Bugatti looking for a student intern to drive Veyrons, fetch dry cleaning

Ah, to be in college again. The enlightenment. The drinking. The promiscuity. The million-dollar supercars. Wait, what?That’s right. Bugatti is looking for a student intern at their office in Herndon, Virginia, to help coordinate their marketing and press relations activities. Like any internship, most of the job will probably come down to making coffee for and giving back rubs to your superiors.

Renaultsport tricks out the Megane N4 for tarmac rallying

Times are still tough in the automotive industry, prompting several automakers to cut back their racing programs over the past few years. Renault is the latest to join them, selling their F1 team to Lotus. But the French automaker’s motorsport division is still glad to sell you what you need to go racing or rallying yourself. They’ve retasked the department to provide engines to a growing array

Morgan Threewheeler marks the return of an icon

After building 30,000 trikes between 1909 and 1953, Morgan is bringing the automotive tripod back for 2011.The original three-wheeler was quick, but also achieved great fuel economy numbers. Fifty miles per gallon was regularly achieved thanks to its light weight, low rolling resistance and small engine, and in 1913 a trike won the French Grand Prix while averaging over 100 miles per hour on the

Report: Two new models coming from Morgan

We suppose it was only a matter of time before mighty Morgan threw its cap into the electric car realm. With everyone from Mercedes-Benz to Audi toying around with motor-powered supercars, the eclectic purveyor of long-hood wonders was bound to follow suit. According to Autocar, we can expect to see a pair of new models to emerge from Morgan in short order. The first, called the LIFEcar 2, is

Citroën DS4 Racing hybrid set to take on Audi S3?

In its quest to take on the lucrative premium compact segment, Citroën has been unrelenting with the release of the its higher-end DS line. The DS4 was just unveiled in Paris, and now reports indicate that the French automaker plans to take on the likes of the Audi S3 and Volkswagen Golf R with a new performance-oriented version of the high hatch.The kicker is that, according to recurring reports

Citroën to build Metropolis concept flagship

The beauty of an automaker entering a completely new market like China is the ability to completely redefine what the brand stands for to local buyers. In the case of France’s Citroën, they’re going decidedly upmarket, but instead of taking baby steps like turning its C3 econo-hatch into the DS3 premium hatch, the French automaker can start completely from scratch.According to reports from Europe

Citroën puts un peu d’air sur terre with Lacoste concept

French couture, as is widely known, is at the very height of fashion. French cars, well…less so. But Citroënis hard at work to fix that and capitalize on potential synergies within its own homeland. Its new DS line of premium vehicles is doing much to bridge that gap, as are concepts like the Metropolis and theGQbyCitroën. Now the French automaker has teamed up with a sportswear powerhouse to

New Citroën Metropolis concept photos released ahead of Shanghai debut

Citroën rarely disappoints when it comes to concept cars. This year, for example, we’ve already gotten theSurvolt and DS High Rider. Its latest effort steps up the luxury in a big way. The Citroën Metropolis concept , set to debut in Shanghai later this month, is a beautiful and very French take on the Maybach formula (whether PSA actually greenlights a production venture into such rarefied air

Citroen Survolt Sports Car Concept Debuts at 2010 Geneva Show

[Updated gallery with 'live' photos] A sleek electric sports coupe named ‘Survolt’ was Citroen’s surprise debut at this year’s edition of the Geneva Salon. The low-slung, 3,850 mm long, 1,870 mm wide and 1,200 mm tall concept car combines styling elements from both the ‘GT by Citroen‘ supercar and last year’s Revolte concept studies.The French automaker did not release any technical details on

Friday, December 10, 2010

BMW retornar para o DTM em 2012

Após quase duas décadas de ausência do alemão Touring Car Championship, a BMW está pronto para voltar. O fabricante bávaro está tudo pronto para um retorno ao DTM em 2012, depois de deixar a Fórmula 1 no final do ano passado depois de vários anos com pouco sucesso, mas também com muitas expectativas frustradas na maior categoria do automobilismo.Que uma marca com a tradição quanto a BMW , em

New BMW Z4 sDrive35is with 340HP and M-Sports Package is the Closest You'll get to a Z4M

While BMW had pretty much ruled out the possibility of creating a successor to the M variants of the Z3 and the previous Z4 with its new hardtop roadster, no one from Munich ever said that there wasn’t going to be a faster and more focused version than the Z4 sDrive35i.That car is the Z4 sDrive35is -the ‘s’ is what makes the difference- and it will make its world debut at next month’s 2010

BMW Launches New M-Sports Package for 2010 Z4 Hardtop Roadster

The unveiling of the BMW Z4 sDrive35iS with its tweaked twin-turbocharged straight six that produces an output of 340 ponies was accompanied by the announcement of the release of a new M-Sports package with aerodynamic, interior and suspension upgrades for the entire Z4 range.The M aerodynamic body styling kit adds a newly designed front bumper and a reworked rear bumper with insert in Anthracite

G-POWER's Modded BMW X5M and X6M Make 600HP

Even though BMW’s M-badged cars are supposed to be the crème de la crème of each model series, that hasn’t stopped G-Power from offering bimmer buyers more power and exclusivity. Their latest accomplishment is a sport package with aerodynamic and performance enhancements for the X5 M and X6 M.The German tuner has upgraded the 4.4-liter V8 turbocharged engine found in both M models with a

BMW Adds New Four- and Six-Cylinder Gasoline Engines to X1 SUV Range

Starting from March 2010, BMW’s most compact X model will be available (in most markets) with a new entry-level four-cylinder version and an additional six-cylinder power unit expanding the engine portfolio available in the X1 to a total of three gasoline and three diesel engines.The new entry-level X1 sDrive18i is powered by BMW’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit producing 150HP at 6,400

BMW 3-Series Coupe and Convertible Facelift Officially Revealed – 60 High Res Photos

A little after a leaked brochure gave us our first taste of the lightly refreshed 2011 3-Series Coupe and Convertible models, BMW rushed out an official release and a whole bunch of pictures. For the 2011 model year, the Bavarian automaker’s bread-and-butter coupe and cabriolet models receive some minor cosmetic touches and updated powerplants.The most notable – that is, if you’re a hardcore

BMW 135i Coupe and Convertible get New Twin Scroll Turbocharged 3.0-liter N55 Straight-Six

BMW is gradually replacing its N54 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six (featured in models like the 335i) with the firm’s new twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six cylinder engine, designated N55. The latest Bavarian products to get the N55 are the 2011 model year 135i Coupe and Convertible that will go on sale in the United States in Spring 2010.With a maximum output of 300HP at 5,800

Vorsteiner Launches M-Tech Aero Package for BMW 3-Series Coupe and Convertible

In case the M-Sport kit for the BMW 3-Series E92 Coupe and E93 Convertible leave you wanting more, Vorsteiner has released a new aero package designed to enhance (not replace) the existing factory package.Dubbed V-MS for Vorsteiner M-Tech Series, the package includes two carbon-fiber splitters for the front bumper, a carbon fiber rear diffuser that attaches to the factory mounting points and a

Racing Dynamics Working on 2011 BMW 5-Series with 410HP 535i R35 and 620HP 550i R50S Models

Russia’s Top Car isn’t the only tuner tampering around with the recently revealed, but not yet available, 2011 BMW 5-Series sedan. So is Racing Dynamics, otherwise known as RDSport in the USA. The Italian tuner that specializes on BMW products, has released a teaser photo (chop) and preliminary specs on the 535i R35 and the 550i R50S that will both receive a bevy of performance and styling

2012 Volkswagen Golf R headed to U.S.

It’s been a couple of years since Volkswagen’s heavyweight hot hatch, the R32, graced America’s shores, but now we have official word of a successor. Tuned by the in-house R team at Volkswagen, the Golf R should be a good bit more exciting than its already entertaining forebear, and hopefully, it will shave a few pounds off, too.Unlike the R32, which was powered by VW’s popular VR6, the new model

BMW 1 Series M Coupe is ready to cut and thrust

BMW’s long, agonizing roll-out of information about the 2012 1 Series M Coupe has been a bit maddening. In addition to an early video reveal, we were invited to get some seat time in a prototype of the 1M, leaving us with just the final production-spec images and details in the world of the unknown. Well, wait no more – BMW has officially taken the wraps off of its hot new 1 Series, and while we’

New Chevrolet small car to officially be called ‘Sonic’

General Motors has officially announced that its all-new B-segment car will be called Sonic, marking the end of the Aveo nameplate here in the United States. We first saw the 2012 Aveo at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year, and the vehicle will officially start production sometime in 2011 at GM’s Orion Assembly Center in Michigan.The Sonic nameplate will only be used in the United States,

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

2010 The New Lancia Stratos

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2010 Aston Martin Vantage N420 Roadster

2010 Aston Martin Vantage N420 Roadster
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2011 Hennessey Venom GT Sport Car

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