Monday, March 23, 2009

New Cars from Maserati Called Quattroporte Sport GT S

New Cars from Maserati Called Quattroporte Sport GT S
The 2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S will be the definitive sedan in Maserati's lineup.

News Cars from Maserati, Maserati describes the Sport GT S, which goes on sale in March 2009, as "the ultimate expression of Maserati's sportiness in the Quattroporte range." In short, it's a big, sensuous four-door that goes fast and handles sharply.

Up close, this Quattroporte has the sheer presence of even more expensive cars like the Bentley Arnage or Continental GT. It's the most visually striking car available in this price range.

The Sport GT S isn't a lot different from Maserati's current sedans, the Quattroporte and Quattroporte S. Changes to the GT S are subtle, but they work to create a noticeably different bent. Perhaps this car is more sinister, and certainly more self possessed.

The Sport GT S is equipped with Maserati's larger 4.7-liter V8, like the Quattroporte S, rather the 4.2-liter engine in the standard Quattroporte. The V8 is tuned to deliver 433 horsepower, or eight more than the Quattroporte S, thanks to a freer-flowing (and deeper-sounding) exhaust system. Its electronic throttle is tuned to respond more aggressively to movement on the gas pedal.

2009 Mini Cooper Convertible

2009 Mini Cooper Convertible
Anyone who purchases the forthcoming 2009 Mini Cooper Convertible because it’s fashionable, rather than for a genuine appreciation of open air motoring, risks being revealed as a poser.

Expected in showrooms by the end of March 2009, the next-generation Mini Convertible features something called an Openometer. Located right next to the standard odometer, the Openometer records and displays the distance the Mini has been driven with its folding soft top open. An owner who seldom lowers the roof to feel sun on the face and wind in the hair won’t be able to fake it.

The 2009 Mini Convertible is based on the second-generation Mini Cooper Hardtop, introduced in 2007. As such, the new Convertible is slightly larger than its predecessor, with a more rigid structure, revised engine-transmission combinations and more room inside.

The primary difference between the Hardtop and Convertible, of course, is the convertible’s folding top. Yet that feature requires some serious re-engineering, so while the two models are identical from the windshield forward, the Convertible body is different from the windshield back. Most of the changes are aimed at limiting vibration and twisting in the absence of a fixed steel roof, and the Convertible therefore adds weight. Still, Mini says the new Convertible is only about 60 pounds heavier than the Hardtop, and its body is nearly as resistant to flexing. This Mini Convertible is also 22 pounds lighter than its predecessor.

2009 BMW Z4

2009 BMW Z4
The soon-to-be-released 2009 BMW Z4 will look familiar to sports car enthusiasts, but striking and fresh as well. The next-generation Z4 will also be better by several key measurements.

With its next two-seat sports car, expected in showrooms by late March 2009, BMW has in effect combined two models: the previous Z4 roadster, with its folding soft top, and the fixed-roof Z4 coupe. That's because the new model is the first Z4 with a folding hardtop, like that of the competing Mercedes-Benz SLK. The new Z4's two-piece aluminum roof folds at the touch of button and stores itself under the rear deck in 20 seconds.

If that alone doesn't make the next BMW Z4 better, the new engine/transmission combinations should. All deliver more power than their predecessors, for even quicker acceleration. Yet BMW also predicts better fuel economy across the Z4 line.

The new Z4 retains its conventional sports car proportions and classic sports car look. That means a long hood, big wheel arches, and short overhangs in front of and behind the wheels. Exterior dimensions are similar, too, with a wheelbase nearly identical to the previous Z4, yet about five more inches in overall length. The new Z4's rear deck looks slightly taller than before, probably to accommodate the folding hardtop, but mostly it's just cleaner in its overall appearance. It has a bit less adornment than its predecessor, with fewer creases, more subtle details and smoother sculpting.

2010 Bentley Continental GTC Speed

2010 Bentley Continental GTC Speed
The fastest, most luxurious Bentley convertible ever produced goes on sale this summer with the introduction of the Bentley Continental GTC Speed.

Bentley calls the GTC Speed the ultimate in performance and refinement. This 2+2 convertible will complete the Bentley Speed lineup when it debuts in the summer of 2009, joining the Continental Flying Spur Speed sedan and the GT Speed coupe. The Speed lineup, inspired by the Bentleys that established the company's reputation racing at Le Mans in the late 1920s, is aimed at younger buyers than those loyal to the stately Bentley Arnage sedan.

It isn't clear exactly how young a buyer might be able to afford the Continental GTC Speed, which should retail at $230,000 or so, but enthusiasts have been known to form groups to buy these cars. In any case, Bentley has always been oriented around speed and it's worth noting that the organization devoted to the marquee is known as the Bentley Drivers Club.

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss

Intrigued by the Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss? You can't buy one unless you already own one of the other SLR models, even if you have a spare $1,000,000 burning a hole in your pocket.

The SLR Stirling Moss is the last in a line of big, mega-performance Mercedes SLR sports cars developed with the McLaren Formula One race team and first introduced in 2004. Exactly 75 copies of the SLR Stirling Moss will be built between June and December 2009, when all SLR production ceases.

This SLR is a tribute to renowned British race driver Stirling Moss, who famously won the 1955 Mille Miglia race in Italy in the original Mercedes 300 SLR, in what remains a record time. Yet the SLR Stirling Moss is as much a reward for loyal Mercedes customers. Only those who have purchased previous SLR models (for a minimum of $495,000) will be offered a chance to buy the new SLR Stirling Moss.

2010 Jaguar XFR

2010 Jaguar XFR
The new Jaguar XFR sedan is so powerful that, slightly modified to improve aerodynamics, it reached 225.675 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats. That makes the 2010 XFR the fastest production Jaguar in history, surpassing even the exotic XJ220 mid-engine supercar, named in the early 1990s for its target top speed.

The XFR is the ultra-high performance version of Jaguar's standard XF sedan, which was widely greeted as the best all-new Jaguar in years when it debuted in 2008. The 2010 XF retails for $52,000 or $57,000 for the XF Premium model. Jaguar says the 2010 XFR will have an MSRP of $80,000 when it hits the roads this summer.

The 2010 XFR will be available for order in February 2009, with the first deliveries expected this summer. Its purpose is straightforward: To give Jaguar a true luxury sedan with the performance of an exotic sports car and a no-excuses competitor for sedans such as the Audi RS6, BMW M5, and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.

2010 Jaguar XK

2010 Jaguar XK

Jaguar is calling the 2010 XK all-new, but in spirit and execution it looks familiar. And that's a good thing. Rather than a hard-edged sports car, the Jaguar XK has been more of a beautiful, lush, well-appointed grand touring car. The new XK coupes and convertibles don't change that but appear to be a bit faster, more polished, more efficient, and better looking than ever.

Nothing defines the XK more readily than its slinky styling, and the new ones should not disappoint. The 2010 XK models are clearly an evolution of the current car, with familiar proportions and similar profiles. Changes are most obvious in front, with a larger mesh grille below the bumper and a more prominently defined front lip spoiler. In back, the jewel-like LED taillights and rear bumper spoiler have bit more pizzazz. In total, the new XK is a hint flashier than the current car but just as pretty, and it still looks fast even when it's sitting still.

The XK features aluminum construction. Its body/chassis combination is formed from aluminum tubes and panels, glued and welded together like a commercial jet. Jaguar claims the XK has the lightest shell and the most torsional stiffness in its class. That means that it requires less energy to move, yet remains more resistant to bending or twisting over big bumps and bad surfaces, even in open-top form. Those are the ingredients of better handling, a smoother ride, and a more refined road feel.

2010 Honda Insight

2010 Honda Insight
An all-new 2010 Honda Insight is expected to arrive in Honda showrooms by April. Honda hopes its 2010 Insight will re-establish the company as the leader in dedicated hybrid cars, and at a bargain price.

The original Honda Insight, built from 1999 through 2006, was the first gasoline-electric hybrid car available in the United States. It was almost experimental in look and character, a two-seater with limited mainstream appeal at a fairly hefty price.

The all-new 2010 Insight is a compact five-passenger, five-door sedan.

It's much closer to the mainstream than the original, and it's expected to sell for about $4,000 less than the class-leading Toyota Prius or Honda's own Civic Hybrid.

2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius
An all-new 2010 Toyota Prius should reach showrooms in the United States by May 2009.

The 2010 Prius has been redesigned top to bottom, with more family space inside and more Lexus-style luxury technology. We can expect this next evolution of America's best selling hybrid car to be roomier, faster and more fuel-efficient than the current model.

At first glance, the 2010 Prius may not look like an all-new car, meaning a ground-up redesign and a complete re-engineering. The 2010 Prius is nearly identical in shape to the current version, with a wedge nose, arcing roof and sheer, flat rear end. Yet close inspection reveals that the highest point in its curved roof has moved rearward, somewhere over the rear seat. The grille-and-headlight design is much less bland, and lenses over the LED taillights are white.

2010 Buick LaCrosse

2010 Buick LaCrosse
When the all-new 2010 Buick LaCrosse goes on sale this summer it will be more stylish and luxurious.

The LaCrosse, you may or may not recall, is a midsize sedan. Launched as a 2005 model, we liked it. And the new design is part of a plan by General Motors to revamp the Buick lineup much as it successfully did with the Cadillac lineup. The change to the Buick line started with the Enclave midsize crossover SUV, a vehicle that impressed us greatly.

Part of the GM's goal is to win younger, more affluent buyers for the Buick brand. The new LaCrosse was created with great attention to detail, craftsmanship and advanced technology, says Buick, and it builds on the success of Enclave and serves as the next step in Buick's renaissance.

2010 Ford Taurus

2010 Ford Taurus
The Ford Taurus sedan was criticized for being too conservative and boring when it was redesigned and introduced as the Ford Five Hundred for the 2003 model year. When sales suffered, Ford went back to the Taurus name for 2008 and spiffed the car up with some minor freshening. But that didn't change its overly conservative looks. In spite of its new name, or rather a return to the old name, it was still a staid family car with a high seating position and a tall roof.
2010 Ford Taurus

2009 Honda Legend

2009 Honda Legend

Honda has unveiled the new redesigned 2009 Honda Legend, the Euro version of the 2009 Acura RL,at the?Moscow Motor Show. Ditching the crazy and somewhat awkward looking Acura grille, the 2009 Honda Legend gets a normal three-line grille that we wish Acura kept.

Power comes from the same 3.7 liter V6 producing 300-hp and 271 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 5-speed gearbox, the improved transmission allows for a 0 to 62 mph time of 7.1 seconds. It also gets the RLs and TLs new SH-AWD drive system.

Other than that you get other luxury items like heated seats, Bose Audio system a USB socket and Bluetooth. Pricing and other details will be announced closer to launch.

2009 Faralli & Mazzanti Auto Vulca S

2009 Faralli & Mazzanti Auto Vulca S2009 Faralli & Mazzanti Auto Vulca S

2009 Ford Ka

2009 Ford KaDesign special for young people, the affordable new Ford Ka is designed to be both cheap to run and kind to the environment,It uses two economical, low emission engines: a 1.2-litre 69 PS Duratec petrol engine and, for the first time on Ford Ka, a 1.3-litre 75 PS Duratorq TDCi turbodiesel.

2009 Peugeot 308 GT THP 175

2009 Peugeot 308 GT THP 175Peugeot 308 GT THP 175 Design by cooperation with BMW group, this car use 1.6 litre turbo charge petrol engine

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Old Honda Civic

honda  civic
The Honda Civic is a line of subcompact / compact cars manufactured by Honda. In the United States of America, the Civic is the second-longest continuously-running nameplate from a Japanese manufacturer; only the Toyota Corolla, introduced in 1968, has been in production longer. The Civic, along with the Accord and Prelude, comprised Honda's vehicles sold in North America until the 1990s, when the model lineup was expanded. Having gone through several generational changes, the Civic has become larger and more upmarket, and it currently slots between the Fit and Accord.

It was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door coupe, followed by a three-door hatchback that September. With the transverse engine mounting of its 1169 cc engine and front-wheel drive like the British Mini, the car provided good interior space despite overall small dimensions. Early models of the Civic were typically outfitted with a basic AM radio, a rudimentary heater, foam-cushioned plastic trim, two-speed wipers an

Thursday, March 12, 2009

General Motor has been new record debut vehicle sales

Famous automotive company General Motors Corp.. announced in the press release that has been debut a new record in vehicle sales in the Asia Pacific Year 2008. Sales in this region grew 2.7 percent compared to a year ago to be 1,475,093 units. More than 766,400 vehicles and 599,080 sets of complete knockdown (CKD) has been exported from this region to the world

"GM once again make the market more Asia-Pacific achievement despite a decrease in global economic and credit problems, which will affect most of the market and the large car in the second year in 2008," said Nick Reilly, GM Group Vice President and President of GM Asia Pacific. "We have benefited from the increase in demand of our products in the developing regions."

In China, domestic sales and the GM companies growing 6.1 percent patungannya with record 1,094,561 units. GM has led to increased demand for products from Chevrolet and Wuling, which recorded sales of 15.7 percent to 199,155 units and 17.4 percent to 606,499 units. Wuling Sunshine minivan from SAIC-GM joint venture company owned by GM to become the first vehicles in China through a number of sales 400,000 units a year.

Figures GM sales in India increased by as much as 9.4 percent to 65,702 units in 2008, a new record for the GM. GM once again leads with the Chevrolet Spark mini-car, which was approximately 48 percent of sales. This is also supported with the start of regular production in two factories owned by GM in India, the factory with a capacity of 140,000 units, in September.
GM also increased in some countries members of the ASEAN sub-region. GM noted the increase in Indonesia and the Philippines respectively to be 2610 units and 2400 units. In Vietnam, GM car sales jumped 45.6 percent to 11,037 units, a new record sales for GM in these countries.
In South Korea, GM Daewoo and GM contributed to sales of 117,374 units. GM Daewoo will remain a major source of vehicles all over the world. The company exported 1,788,568 vehicles and CKD in the year 2008 to other countries in the Asia Pacific region and other countries around the world, and re-record a new record for GM Daewoo.
In Australia, GM sold 132,555 vehicles in 2008. Holden Commodore is a passenger Kendaraan terlaris in Australia for 13 consecutive years. GM Holden, the GM in Australia, announced plans in December to create a new small car next to the Commodore at the Elizabeth plant in South Australia.
GM saw sales in Japan grew 32 percent to 10,865 vehicles in the year 2008. Benefit from GM's premium brand strategy is, where is the preferred choice in the products from the Cadillac, Saab and HUMMER. "GM remains optimistic with the future in the Asia Pacific region," said Reilly. "We keep investing in the developing and the market that has been established to ensure the continuation of our development in one of the world's most" ferment "."
In 2008, GM began the program with the launch of the long-term product, with the main menggelintirkan models such as Chevrolet Captiva in India, Holden VE Sportwagon in Australia, Chevrolet Colorado CNG in Thailand, GM Daewoo Lacetti Premiere in Korea and New Buick Regal in China. To keep in line with demand, GM start regular production in Talegaon factory in India. In China, SAIC-GM-Wuling complete factory capacity of Qingdao and the Phase 2 plant in the western part of Liuzhou, in the same factory during the second property of Shanghai GM (Shenyang) Norsom Motors opened.
In addition, the launch of GM engine factory in India and Thailand, a base for the Asia Pacific Headquarters in Shanghai and China, launched a clean energy program in the ASEAN, China and Australia, and start building a new engine factory SAIC-GM-Wuling in Qingdao, China

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Mazda 6 Get 5 Stars

New Mazda 6 Get 5 Stars
New Mazda 6 (Mazda Atenza in Japan) with the European specifications to get 5 stars from the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) testing in the safety performance of the combination in 2009. This officially makes the Mazda 6 has been one of the most secure car in the world.
In the year 2009, Euro NCAP has been implementing the evaluation system is more stringent; ranking security where a vehicle is considered as a whole and the assessment system is to combine the 4 sectors, namely the protection of adult passengers, the protection of children, pedestrian protection, and assistance security. Mazda 6 in the first group in the test based on the new framework.
"We will endeavor to fulfill the social responsibility of companies with technology, Mazda continues to develop a safe and friendly environment," said Seita Kanai, Mazda's Senior Managing Executive.
Model-model Mazda cars in Europe that have received the highest 5 star rating for adult passenger protection from Euro NCAP was Mazda 5 (Mazda Premacy) in September 2005 and the Mazda 2 (Mazda Demio) in December 2007.
Meanwhile, if the first generation Mazda 6 combines the unique style and interesting with the driving performance of extremes, New Mazda 6 has developed the characteristics and performance standards have been raised over the security of the high security standards of the world.
Meanwhile, Euro NCAP is the independent body that has a transportation authority in the countries of Europe. Agency has been providing security since the award in 1997.

Toyota IQ 1.33 Litre

Toyota IQ 1.33 LitreToyota Motor Corp. will display the Toyota iQ motorized 1:33 liter in Geneva Motor Show which takes place at this time. This machine can produce 99hp technology with dual VVT-i.

When first introduced, four-passenger car in the world's smallest is only using the 1.0 liter engine with 67hp and a maximum power transmission 5-speed manual.
That this latest open gearbox 6-speed manual with optional Multidrive CVT. Variant with 6-speed transmission manual can cover 58.9 miles per gallon with CO2 emissions 113g/km. CVT version can lead 55.4mil per gallon with 120g/km emissions.

This new engine is equipped with the technology and engine Optimal Drive stop & start system to improve efficiency. In Europe, Toyota iQ is the latest market began in June 2009.

Although small, Toyota iQ predicate successfully get one of the most secure car in Europe because it gets five stars in the crash test the European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP). Toyota iQ is the first car equipped with air bags in the rear glass. Total 9 airbang who have planted in this tiny car.

In addition to showing new variants Toyota iQ, Toyota will also shown new model Toyota Avensis and the latest generation Toyota Prius at the car exhibition, Geneva.