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2014 Porsche Boxster GTS Photo 1008

2014 Porsche Boxster GTS Photo

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Alfa Romeo 4C Photo 1001

Alfa Romeo 4C Photo

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Hold your horses: It’s just a sketch but this rendered RS3 Cabrio may get 400hp if it reaches production!

2014 Audi RS3 Cabriolet #2

The new Audi RS3 will be aimed squarely at its two other key German rivals; the BMW M135i and Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG. Building on the success of the Audi S3, the yet-to-be-developed RS3 will get an uprated suspension system, more power and a lower kerb weight. Rumour has it that the RS3 will use the…


New Japanese Frontier pushes forward: Nissan Pulsar challenges Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus for their territory

New 2014 Nissan Pulsar #7

These pictures haven’t set our pulse racing just yet but a GTi-R version might! Remember the 1980s Pulsar GTI-R with its 227bhp turbocharged version of the Primera engine? It was pretty hot on the modified car scene! Apparently there’s a 2015 version which will boast sportier looks and a 3.8-litre twin-turbo engine but this is…


Audi A7/S7 Sportback facelift goes official with matrix LED headlights [videos]

On sale late summer

Audi has taken the wraps off the 2015 A7/S7 Sportback facelift which is programmed to go on sale towards the end of the summer.

The mild makeover starts at the front where the A7/S7 duo has received a tweaked single-frame grille as well as a reshaped bumper while the Matrix LED headlights are now optionally available and come with dynamic turn signals that are standard on the taillights. The back changes are limited as we only notice a modestly revised bumper and updated exhaust pipes.

On the inside there aren’t any significant differences but Audi has added new materials such as the aluminum/Beaufort walnut inlay and Valcona leather, along with a revised color palette that includes five hues for the seats.

In terms of motorization, the updated A7 Sportback can be had with Audi’s recently introduced V6 3.0 TDI Clean Diesel outputting 272 PS (200 kW) or 218 PS (160 kW) in the more frugal “ultra” variant where it returns 50 mpg US (60 mpg UK or 4.7 liters / 100 km) with CO2 emissions of 122 g/km.

There’s also a more powerful 3.0 TDI bi-turbo with 320 PS (235 kW) mated to an 8-speed tiptronic gearbox while the rest of the engines come with a 7-speed S tronic. Speaking of other engines, Audi offers a 4.0 TFSI with 450 PS (331 kW) for the hotter S7 derivative which benefits from cylinder-on-demand technology.

Audi has updated the MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch which now benefits from an Nvidia graphics processor and comes as standard with Internet connectivity via LTE. Assistance systems include night vision, adaptive cruise control with stop & go function, active lane assist, side assist and Audi’s pre sense safety system.

Sales of the A7/S7 facelift are slated to kick off late this summer at a starting price in Germany of 51,300 EUR for the A7 and 82,300 EUR for the S7.

Additional details can be found in the attached press release.


2015 Lincoln Navigator kicks off at 62,475 USD

 2015 Lincoln Navigator kicks off at 62,475 USD

2015 Lincoln Navigator

On sale early fall

Lincoln has announced pricing details for the 2015 Navigator which can be had from 62,475 USD.

The all-new Navigator was unveiled earlier this year at Chicago Auto Show and it’s set to reach dealerships at the beginning of fall from 62,475 USD, including destination and delivery charges. For this money clients will be getting the V6 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine which pumps out 380 bhp (283 kW) and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque. It works with a 6-speed SelectShift automatic gearbox and enables the vehicle to provide a towing capacity of 9,000 lbs.

The 2015MY Navigator also comes with the Lincoln Drive Control encompassing a continuously-controlled damping suspension (standard on 4×4 models) along with electric power-assisted steering. 4×4 versions also get standard hill start assist with hill descent control system.

Customers in need of more luxury can opt for the Reserve Package which lifts price to 69,975 USD for the 4×2 model and to 72,900 USD for the 4×4 model. It includes 22-inch polished alloy wheels, leather upholstery on all three rows of seats, hand-wrapped leather & stitched instrument panel, console and armrests, along with a Ziricote wood trim and the Lincoln Drive Control.

Lincoln is also offering a stretched Navigator L which has an overall length of 223.3 inches and a 131-inch wheelbase whereas the standard model is 208.4 inches long and has a 119-inch wheelbase.

The all-new 2015 Lincoln Navigator is assembled in Louisville, Kentucky and will reach dealerships early fall.

More details can be accessed after hitting the press release button.


Skoda CitiJet concept revealed, debuts at Worthersee

 Skoda CitiJet concept revealed, debuts at Worthersee

Skoda CitiJet concept

Created by Skoda’s apprentices

Czech automaker Skoda has revealed online the CitiJet concept, prior to a public debut set for next weekend at Wörthersee.

After a couple of teasers, Skoda is just about ready to present a cabrio conversion for the Citigo which was created over the course of six months by sixteen of the firm’s apprentices with guidance from Skoda’s head designer Jozef Kaban. They all agreed the roof and rear seats have to be removed in order to create a “dynamic and expressively designed city-convertible.”

The body received blue metallic paint with white accents, 16-inch blue alloys and a hand-built rear spoiler at the back where we also find two exhaust pipes. Under the hood is a tiny 1.0 MPI delivering 75 PS (55 kW) sourced from the regular Volkswagen up!-based Citigo.

Moving inside there’s a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching, along with leather-covered gear knob and handbrake handle. The dashboard has received a white and red finish while for entertainment the CitiJet boasts a 300-watt audio system together with a music-reactive LED lightning.

Skoda is not the only automaker within the Volkswagen Group heading to Wörthersee with a car featuring a chopped off roof as Seat will be doing the same thing with its Ibiza-based Cupster concept.


2015 Hyundai Sonata pricing announced (US)

 2015 Hyundai Sonata pricing announced (US)

2015 Hyundai Sonata (US-spec)

Goes on sale this summer

Hyundai has announced the 2015 Sonata will be priced from $21,150 in the United States.

The entry-level SE comes sparsely equipped but features LED daytime running lights, a rear spoiler and 16-inch alloy wheels. The model also has air conditioning, a tilt / telescoping steering wheel and a six-speaker audio system.

The Sonata Sport costs $23,175 and includes a revised grille, a dual exhaust system and 17-inch alloy wheels. The model also has heated front seats, a 10-way power driver seat and an infotainment system with a 5-inch display.

Moving up to the $26,525 Sonata Limit rewards buyers with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seats and woodgrain trim. There’s also dual-zone automatic climate control, a passive entry system, a 6-way power passenger seat and a premium audio system with seven speakers and a subwoofer.

Last but not least, the Sport 2.0T starts at $28,575 and features HID Xenon headlights, additional chrome trim and 18-inch alloy wheels. The model also has beefier front brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, a rear diffuser and a four-tailpipe exhaust system. Other highlights include a sport steering wheel, leather-wrapped sport seats and “3D appearance” trim.

The Sonata SE, Sport and Limited feature a 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder engine that produces 185 bhp (138 kW) and 178 lb-ft (241 Nm) of torque, while the Sonata 2.0T has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that develops 245 bhp (182 kW) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. Both are connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which has a SHIFTRONIC manual shift mode.

Note: Prices exclude an $810 destination fee

 


Jeep Wrangler Sundancer Concept 2014

Jeep Wrangler Sundancer Concept 2014 Car Pics

Jeep unveiled the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sundancer Concept at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The design concept is painted a tri-coat Chocolate Brown metallic color with gold accents. The fender flares feature a unique Golden Bronze tone-on-tone ghosted pattern, and the windows also have bronze tinted glass.


Gemballa Mistrale Porsche 970 Panamera 2014

Tuners are always up to the task to take a stock car and push its limits. To take a Porsche Panamera and boost is power from 500 hp to 721 hp is quite a feat that Gemballa has achieved successfully!

The Gemballa Mistrale has a top speed of over 330 kmph and sprints from 0 to 100 kmph in just 3.6 secs. Also, as a side note – only 30 individually designed cars will be made, each one of a kind. So hurry to get yours today 🙂