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Hyundai Top in Europe

Posted: 23 Nov 2010 11:55 AM PST

During the first ten months of 2010, the Hyundai Group (Hyundai-Kia) has registered 521,369 cars in Europe, while Toyota Group (Toyota-Lexus) has stopped at 511,754. Even more significant point estimates: Hyundai closes the period gaining 4 percentage points over the previous year, reaching 4.5% of the continental market, Toyota loses even 17% and drops to 4.4%. Just as a “paltry” 0.1% to make Hyundai the manufacturer eastern most successful operations in Europe.

According to an analyst in Seoul Korean group took advantage of the vicissitudes faced by the opponent (especially safety), building up an advantage that will tend to increase with increasingly over the years. Emblematic also results in North America: from January to October Hyundai earn even 21%, while the manufacturer of the three ellipses lost 6.3%.

Chevrolet Camaro pick-up

Posted: 23 Nov 2010 11:53 AM PST

The desire to Camaro is affecting half the world: the new edition of Chevrolet muscle car, after literally dug out in the U.S. market, is expected also in our country. But obviously not just us Europeans to dream it, someone in Australia had the better designed to transform the local Holden Commodore SS Ute, a regular pick-up (or rather, a “ute”, to quote the “Aussie”), giving it its own the appearance of the Camaro.

And all in all, this hybrid is not even among the worst ever. You know the BMW 330i Coupé turned into pick-up we showed that about ten days ago?

2011 Ford Capri

Posted: 23 Nov 2010 11:52 AM PST

The new Ford Focus will not be offered in 3-door variant, also because the return Capri coupe, which we show you new graphic reconstructions. In recent days, the 3-door Focus has been refuted by Plato Jost, head of ST gave an interview to the magazine “Evo”. Instead, “Auto Express” reports that the car will be but the new Ford Capri, with the 3-door coupe body, will compete directly with the Volkswagen Scirocco.

The new Capri will adopt the same platform as the Focus ST, while the kinetic design allows the car to have a more personal design that make you forget the last coupe produced by Ford, or Puma and Cougar. The British magazine reported that Martin Smith, Ford’s global design chief, confirmed that the Detroit Motor Show – scheduled for January 2011 – will be exposed to the concept car that will prefigure the new version of the Ford Capri.

The car will be longer, lower and lighter than the Ford Focus ST, although it will share the engine from 250 bhp 2.0 Turbo EcoBoost that will provide interesting performance: 250 km / h top speed and 0-100 in less 6 seconds. As a result, the range will be extended also to the 1.6 Turbo EcoBoost engine with 180 hp and 163 hp 2.0 TDCi. The new Ford Capri should debut on the market in 2012 and, like Fiesta and Focus will be a “world car”.

Jaguar C-X75

Posted: 23 Nov 2010 07:41 AM PST

The concept car Jaguar C-X75 has made a fine show in the Los Angeles Motor Show 2010. After being presented at the last Paris Motor Show, the prototype of electric supercar designed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the English manufacturer has also allowed the public to admire the stars and stripes of its design and innovative engineering solutions implemented by its engineers. The most interesting of those installed on board the C-X75 is the disposition of its electric motors from 145 kW each, one for each wheel.

In addition to the four engines on the C-X75 is equipped with two micro gas turbines from 140 kW to recharge the batteries. The autonomy of the prototype is estimated at 900 km, 110 of which are in electric-only mode. If you decide to drive the car in sport mode, thanks to the turbines you can have extra power. With a torque of 1,600 Nm the car has a top speed of 330 km / h.

Even within the concept car Jaguar C-X75 has a number of innovative and futuristic. The seats are fixed, for example (as in a race car) and then rather than adjust the position depending on the height of the driver, steering wheel and pedals are moving.

It is not known if the Jaguars will decide to produce this authentic monster 780 hp. At the moment it is not, although some sources suggest that could be developed in a limited edition version. E ‘in each case one of the most fascinating and interesting concept car seen in recent times and the data that you know are thinking of truly excellent performance.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP540 Green Goblin

Posted: 23 Nov 2010 07:39 AM PST

Sports cars have always been privileged subjects of tuners and modifiers around the world. Usually what happens is that a company that deals with processing of cars bought one of these supercars and repeats it with his designs and ideas. The designer Alexei Mikhailov and Canadian society AMV Designs brought this concept into another dimension, the virtual machine was created by the graphic design 3D Lamborghini Gallardo LP540 Green Goblin. There were no explanations given for the chosen name.

This study design is a limited version of the Gallardo, as now the manufacturer has produced samples with 560 or 570 hp (while the nomenclature chosen for the Green Goblin looks like a engine from 540 hp).

Technically, the car is based on a carbon-fiber aero kit that includes a redesigned front fascia is made particularly aggressive. Have changed the side air intakes and side skirts. Finally, after you can see other carbon fiber with two big exhaust pipes. The exhibition is complemented by five-spoke alloy wheels.

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP540 Green Goblin is a pure exercise in style, but the manufacturer has been particularly used to the creation of special models of its cars. This example (although a less powerful engine of the current Lambo) could be particularly through the use of lightweight carbon fiber, offering potentially interesting performance.

Volkswagen Beetle Oprah Winfrey

Posted: 23 Nov 2010 07:31 AM PST

The popular host Oprah Winfrey has shown during the television show “Ultimate Favorite Things” an image of the new Volkswagen Beetle, played by a transparent and deliberately deprived of the most interesting design elements. He sensed, however, and silhouette of the buildings, faithful to the original Beetle with no relationship to today’s generation, also in this study so that it becomes clear the stylistic evolution. The new Volkswagen Beetle will be presented at the Detroit Motor Show (10-23 January 2011) to be marketed in the second quarter of 2011, in versions with petrol TSI and TDI diesel engine.

The chairman and CEO of Volkswagen of America Jonathan Browning has also stressed the more “fun” of the car, also customizable with a sporting thanks to the availability of optional stiffer suspension, alloy wheels and seat sections up to 19 inches.

2012 CARe 500

Posted: 23 Nov 2010 07:28 AM PST

CARE 500, an independent electric version of the Fiat 500, will soon be available on some European markets. The car was transformed by the Swedish EVadapt and distributed in Europe by the German group Mk-Holding GmbH, will be offered starting at 23,900 euros, excluding batteries: The batteries are in fact leased from € 150 monthly fee includes a special flat rate for ‘ electricity supplied from the same MK-Group. The car will be equipped with batteries instead proposed a 36,990 Euro.

Prices may still fall through association of incentives designed by the individual EU member states, but at the same time they will surely be increased in 2011, after the initial introductory offer. Batteries for an autonomy of 120 km, while maximum speed is limited to 120 km / h. Charging time is about 6-8 hours using standard 230 volt outlets. The official website www.car-mobility.com provide more information and a simple to configure dedicated to the car.

CARE 500, in fact, the above model that the same group Fiat is planning to launch on the market: the 500 EV is in fact already in the house plans and will be presented to the U.S. in 2012, developed batteries dallaSB LiMotive, a joint venture between Bosch and Samsung, the development of the car materializes in the Chrysler headquarters in Auburn Hills. The market, meanwhile, is also available Micro-Vett E500, with autonomy of 145 km / h speed of 115 km / h, charging time of 6-8 hours.

2012 Citroen C1

Posted: 23 Nov 2010 07:25 AM PST

Here are the first pictures of the new Citroen C1 which will debut on the market in 2012. According to what reported by “Autocar”, it would be spy shots of the car, devoid of camouflage and immortalized by an insider of the Double Chevron. The second generation of C1 will take some stylistic models of DS and the C-Cactus concept. Lunottto keep the current generation that doubles as a tailgate.

The new Citroen C1 grow to 15 cm in length, for a total of 360 cm. The same characteristics are confirmed by the sister Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo. The three proposals are still in the city car body variants with 3 and 5-door, while production was confirmed TPCA plant in Kolin, Czech Republic The new generation of Citroen C1 will be offered with two petrol engines unpublished, both developed PSA.

The range will be composed of 3-cylinder engine 1.0 VTi 75 bhp which will give less than 90 g / km of CO2 and the 1.2 THP engine from 135 hp. Both engines will be produced at the French Douvrin at a rate of 320,000 units per year. Subsequently, the 1.2 THP engine turbocharged 3-cylinder will be adopted by some BMW models.

2011 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition

Posted: 23 Nov 2010 07:24 AM PST

The Cadillac Escalade Model Year 2011 will also be ordered in the exclusive Platinum Edition, full-featured layout in a limited series offered at a price of € 83,588. The huge American off-road (5.15 m long, 1.2 wide and high 1.89) is characterized by the Tehama leather seats, alloy wheels, chrome 22-inch rear entertainment system with DVD player and removable platform to facilitate the electrically loading / unloading of passengers, while the interior – which is also covered in leather – is finished with strips of ash and aluminum. Then there are the typical American habits, such as thermal mug. The buyer not only to choose the single color of paint, even if there is an enhancement of fundamental value “friendship” with the attendant. Under the hood beats it by a 409 hp eight-cylinder 6.2 and distances of about 4 / 4, 5 kilometers on a liter of gasoline.

The Escalade Platinum Edition provides a return in Italy of the Cadillac brand, whose renewed list consists of CTS sedan (€ 49,393), Sport Wagon (€ 51,914) and coupe (56,000), while the SRX crossover has been proposed to € 54,899 in Elegance version and 56,915 in Sports Luxury. Finally, € 78,858 needed to buy the CTS-V.

Porsche Cayman R

Posted: 23 Nov 2010 02:44 AM PST

The house of German car back with the new Cayman model, more angry than the other version, presented in recent periods. This applies, above all, the Porsche Cayman and Cayman Traditional Clubsport. The engineers in Stuttgart have worked mainly on the chassis and engine. Regarding the former, in fact, the weight of the new German supercar is less than 55 kg, compared to the traditional model. For the second, however, the engine has increased by at least 10 horses.

The Porsche Cayman R, then, weighs 1,295 kg, while the engine of 3.4 cc flat-six cylinder engine delivers a power output of 330 hp, which give a speed performance of 282 km / h. The sprint from 0-100 km / h is 5 seconds flat. Of note, however, that speeding up a record 4.9 seconds if the model is fitted with the PDK and, in addition, the time drops to 4.7 seconds if you fit the optional Sport Chrono.

The new version of the Cayman also has a re-level buoyancy, now, is lowered by 20 mm, with a fixed spoiler. The Cayman has the R alloy silver 19-inch. The restyling cared for by German designer has included the headlights, in this version are framed, as well as the cover of the mirrors, which are colored black.

The side of the car also features the writing of the brand, black, just above the side sills. The color can be chosen with dyed silver, depending on the vehicle body. The Stuttgart company has decided that the new Porsche Cayman model R will debut in the month of February 2011 at a price reserved for Germany

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