Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Most Popular Hairdresser’s Car - Audi TT

Audi TT

The UK insurance firm came to a conclusion after over 18,000 hairdressers in Britain. The company said the MINI One is three and a half times more likely to be driven by someone working as a hairdresser than everyone else. The Audi TT ain’t the most popular car among hairdressers – or at least not in Britain. According to a new study made by UK women's car insurance specialist, that title goes to the one and only, MINI One hatchback.

Friday, May 27, 2011

2012 Hyundai Veloster

2012 Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai has not let anyone drive the Veloster but they are willing to show us around the car, from top to bottom, and take us for an extensive drive around the block. The Veloster is Hyundai's latest addition to its lineup that now encompasses everything from the modest $12,000 Accent to the Lexus-fighting $58,000 Equus.

The new hatchback - uniquely configured with one driver door and two passenger doors. It's promoted as a compact coupe offering fun-to-drive chassis dynamics, a long list of standard innovative technology and hybrid-beating fuel economy in one cool-looking package.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

China - Bentley's No.2 Market

Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Motors have sold 396 cars in Mainland China excluding Hong Kong and Macau and that too in the first four months of 2011. This is an all-time record in the Asian market. After this record, Bentley broke its previous record set just last year, by an amazing 66 percent increase in sales.

Hyundai to become the Sixth Big Automaker in U.S

Hyundai Equus

Achieving 8% is a magic number in U.S. automotive sales. When an automaker hits 8%, they become one of the big guns in auto market. Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, Honda, Dodge and Nissan have already achieved, and Hyundai is expected to achieve in 2011.

Hyundai and its partner-brand Kia have steadily evolving as world-class carmakers. They’re keenly priced, and has a comprehensive quality which majority of new car buyers want in this day and age.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lexus Outpaced by Two of its German Rivals

2011 Lexus

It took eleven years for Lexus to become the top dog of the U.S luxury car market, and roughly the same amount of time to lose the title. Its because of Toyota’s accelerator pedal recall saga and the fifty percent drop in production capacity caused by the earthquake and the old guard automakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz have left the Japanese upstart gasping for air in third place.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lincoln, Chrysler - Top brands in 2011 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Do you get the type of satisfaction that makes you proud to own a car. AutoPacific has researched and found which automakers are doing their best job of keeping customers happy. The results released for the 2011 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA), and you may be surprised to know that Lincoln and Chrysler have taken top honors.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hyundai launches Genesis Prada in South Korea

Hyundai Genesis Prada Sedan

A few decades ago, mentioning brands like Hyundai and Prada in the same sentence would have seemed laughable but today Hyundai has a different image and no car could compete such a transformation more than the Genesis.

The Korean automaker announced a partnership two years ago with the Italian fashion house for a concept car but it has now launched the Genesis Prada. This luxury sedan is distinguished with a shark-fin antenna on the roof, offset by dark chrome trim, special 19-inch alloys and a special paint either Brown Moro, Blue Baltico or Black Nero Paints .

2012 Audi A6 Avant to Release Soon

2012 Audi A6 Avant

Audi has just released info about its new 2012 Audi A6 Avant. Its body is comprised of bits of aluminum and the A6 benefits has a composite construction that keeps the passengers safe. This lightweight approach has helped the 2012 A6 Avant drop 66 pounds versus the previous model and its as much as 154 pounds lighter than the one it replaces. The base A6 2.0 TDI Avant weighs just 3,616 pounds.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Audi S6 and S7 to Offer Diesel Engines

2012 Audu S7

Among the Audi S lineup, you can pick which S vehicle you cant, but you do not have a say in which engine is mounted under the hood. It seems that the upcoming Audi S6 and S7 might break that tradition. The cars will be available with the diesel lumps, but the badging will keep the A and not wear an S.

Source: autoblog.com

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lamborghini to produce 20 Sesto Elemento at €2M each

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

When Lamborghini unveiled the Sesto Elemento Concept Car, everyone thought it would get past the show stand due to its lightweight construction but as for producing the Sesto as is seemed rather outside of the realm of possibility.

We began receiving reports that Lamborghini was preparing to put it into production, albeit severely limited. Then the successive reports suggested that the car could be strictly limited to avoid costly homologation procedures.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid Price Starts at $26,500*

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid

The 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid will be available at $26,500 for sale excluding $750 for destination and handling. The $26,500 represents an increase of $705 versus the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Like its Sonata kin, the Optima Hybrid uses the automaker's 2.4-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine, mated to an electric motor and paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ferrari Customers temporarily buy available models


Ferrari waiting lists are long in Australia and indeed in the world. The average wait time for a Ferrari 575M Maranello was three years at one point. This demand rapidly stripped out the brand’s small production capacity. What else a cashed up Ferrarista can do is just buying whatever’s available and drive until your hot pink Ferrari 458 arrives with the diamante-encrusted wheel arches and baby seal leather interior.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Porsche Cayman S Black Edition gets 330 Horse power


Porsche once again makes use of its “Black Edition” nameplate for its new model, the Cayman S. This model benefits from a power boost and an additional standard equipment limited to 500 units worldwide. The Cayman S Black Edition features an upgraded version of the 3.4-liter six-cylinder boxer engine, with output increased by 10 horsepower to 330HP at 7,400 rpm. Maximum torque remains unchanged, however, at 370 Nm at 4,750 rpm.

Hyundai to launch i40 Sedan for Europe


Just a few months after debuting the i40 at the Geneva Salon, Hyundai is preparing to launch the the sedan version of its mid-size model. It will be launched at the upcoming 2011 Barcelona Motor Show on May 12th.

Friday, May 6, 2011

2012 BMW M5 Concept will get All-Wheel-Drive Option

2012 BMW M5 Concept

Apart from having the turbocharges M5, the BMW M5 will also have an optional all-wheel drive system. The company officials declared that the all-wheel drive model will be built around the upcoming V8-powered M5 sedan, but they reveal further details on the technical specs.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Alfa Romeo 8C Spider gets 600-horsepower


Alfa Romeo’s 8C Spider may not be the best sports car but it's certainly one of the most beautiful out there. Novitec Rosso, the German tuner is focusing its attention on improving the Alfa’s mechanical hardware.

The highlight would be the adoption of a modified version of the supercharger system used on the firm’s Maserati GT tune. The package includes a water-to-air inter-cooler, dedicated radiator, custom injectors, stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system and an ECU optimization round off the changes to the 4.7-liter V8 engine.

GM to invest $131 million for Corvette


There are plenty who would like the Chevrolet Corvette to live long and General Motors is aiding that sentiment with a $131 million investment. The investment begins this summer and continues as it gears up to build the next-generation Corvette said to bow in 2013.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Own the BMW Nazca M12 Concept for $1.1 million


One of the most memorable concept models from the decade is Italdesign’s series of BMW Nazca supercar. The Nazca M12 model was designed by the great Giorgetto Giugiaro and it debuted in 1991 and was followed in by a more hardcore version called the Nazca C2 in 1992 and an open-top Spider C2 model in 1993.

One of the Nazca concepts has been available for sale by a dealer located in the Czech Republic. This car is based on the body of the 1991 Nazca M12 but features an Alpina-prepped 5.7-liter V12 engine producing 379HP.

Monday, May 2, 2011

BMW Concept C scooter to launch in America


You would have known the Concept C which was introduced last year. It was the BMW Motorrad's vision of what a large motor scooter could look like, and now it's moved into production.

It was reported that a production version of the Concept C will be unveiled at major motorbike shows after the summer and once it's in production, it'll likely get a different name, but after that it's headed for the United States.

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