Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today launched fully redesigned eK Wagon and eK Sport models at affiliated dealerships throughout Japan on September 13, 2006. Developed to a “convenience”, “peace-of-mind” and “feel-good” theme, features distinguishing the new eK series include a power sliding door, the first on a bonnet-type passenger minicar, and a comprehensive small-item storage and utility specification that offers outstanding usability. Continue reading Mitsubishi Motors launches New eK Wagon and eK Sport
Month: September 2006
Closely following a sighting of a Hydrogen-powered 7 series during testing, BMW officially announced the Hydrogen 7 today. The car is touted as the first hydrogen-drive luxury performance automobile for everyday use. The BMW Hydrogen 7 will be built in a limited series, and sold to select customers in the U.S. and overseas in 2007. Continue reading BMW announces the BMW Hydrogen 7
Remember the kitted-up Compass Rallye concept that made its debut at the 2005 Frankfurt show? The show car looks were dropped for the production version, which is currently available here in the US and will start appearing in European showrooms soon. The UK, however, is a different matter entirely. Continue reading Jeep Compass Rallye for the UK
Later this month in Paris, VW will publicly unveil the latest iteration of its Touran compact MPV. The seven-seater gets a new Passat/Eos-style face that features VW’s new grille and headlamp designs. A walk around back reveals a redesigned bumper and new taillamps. It’s not the sexiest MPV you’ll ever see, but it’s clean and appealing to the eye. Continue reading VW Shows off the new Touran
The return of Fiat cars to Australia has been marked by something unusual: a tiny diesel engine of just 1.248 litres displacement in the Punto hatchback, the comeback model. The Punto 1.3 Dynamic is the smallest diesel you can buy and until the 1.4-litre petrol version arrives, the cheapest Fiat. Continue reading Fiat Punto – expensive small diesel!
Sedan no longer means big Aussie, nor even medium Japanese. Smaller cars can haul big butt, though not all rate well.
Aussies love a big boot in the backside. It was what made big Ford and Holden sedans a fixture in the driveways of plus-two-kids suburban families. Continue reading Best small car sedans
German automaker BMW AG said Tuesday it will introduce the world’s first hydrogen-powered luxury performance car.Know as the Hydrogen 7, the car will be built in a limited edition in Europe and will be sold to the U.S. market, the company said in a statement. It’s equipped with an internal combustion engine capable of running on either hydrogen or gasoline and is based on BMW’s 7 Series. Continue reading BMW to introduce first hydrogen powered luxury car
Shares of Scania AB rose more than nine per cent before its shares were halted from trading Tuesday amid reports that MAN AG was considering a takeover bid that could combine two of Europe’s largest truckmakers.
In a statement released after markets closed, Scania said it had “received information to the effect that it has reasonable grounds to assume that Germany’s MAN AG will make a bid for the company.” Continue reading Scania says it has `reasonable grounds’ to expect takeover bid from MAN
The 2006 BMW 330i has some interior design flaws as noted by the Road Test editors at Edmunds.com. The editors poined out a number of interior features they disliked but the top 5 were the audio system, cupholders, gauge visibility, interior storage space and the engine start button. Continue reading BMW 330i Not So Premium Interior
SUZUKI can finally claim a legitimate successor to the lamented Swift GTi.
The Swift Sport, unveiled to Australian media in Japan this week, may not carry the famous GTi badge (it no longer has rights to the name) but it has the firepower to outgun its predecessor. Continue reading Suzuki Swift Sports a chance
The all-new 2007 Chevy Aveo sedan is full of surprising features not normally found in entry-level vehicles, so it’s no surprise that Chevrolet is rejecting traditional methods to introduce the all-new sedan today.
At 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Chevy will launch the Aveo sedan to media via a live webcast from Seldom Blues restaurant at GM’s Renaissance Center in Detroit. This special webcast will feature remarks from Ed Peper, Chevy general manager; and Cheryl Catton, Chevy car marketing director. Media will have the opportunity to pose questions; details will be provided during the webcast. Continue reading Chevrolet Launches The New 2007 Aveo Sedan
Volkswagen of America, Inc. is the industryâ€™s most environmentally friendly automaker according to J.D. Power and Associatesâ€™ just-released, 2006 â€œAlternative Powertrain Study, â€ which includes the Automotive Environmental Index. Volkswagen places three products on the automotive researcherâ€™s list of low emission vehiclesâ€”including the Golf, Jetta and New Beetle. The study includes gasoline, diesel and hybrid powered vehicles. Continue reading Volkswagen Ranks Highest In J.D. Powers Environmental Index