hummer_h3t.jpgActually, Hummer needs more Hummers. That’s the news coming out of GM today as Bob Lutz told reporters at the opening of a Hummer dealership in Paris (we hope the dealership is well fortified, and Lutz is prepared to take a pie in the face). As for any particulars on what new Hummer models we may see, good ole’ Bob as the usual non-committal statements, Continue reading GM needs HUMMERS

Paris Motor Show: Skoda Joyster

joyster_00.jpgÅ koda Auto’s new concept car – the Å koda Joyster – is having a world premiere at the Paris International Motor Show. Shaped very dynamically, this leisure-time three-door front-wheel-drive compact vehicle is mainly targeted at young people. On top of its fresh-looking design, the vehicle offers a high degree of comfort and smart modern communication solutions. Continue reading Paris Motor Show: Skoda Joyster

Toyota Auris space concept

auris00003.jpgThis interesting concept car from Toyota is making its world debut in Paris, with a new interpretation of Toyota’s “VIbrant Clarity” design theme. The Auris emphasizes interior comfort, style and convenience, wrapped in a cab-forward architecture with short front and rear overhangs.The C-segment Auris concept could herald the next generation of Toyota small cars – stay tuned. Continue reading Toyota Auris space concept

2007 Saab 9-7X Altitude Edition: Very Limited Saab

saab.jpgSaab’s first-ever SUV is flying to new heights with the 2007 9-7X Altitude Edition. Only 500 of these specially-outfitted SUVs will be available for the 2007 model year, making it a limited edition with very exclusive appeal.  Beyond the extremely rich standard equipment of the 9-7X, the Altitude Edition includes 18″ alloy polished wheels, and side assist steps, a rear DVD player, and an exclusive carbon fiber gray metallic paint. Continue reading 2007 Saab 9-7X Altitude Edition: Very Limited Saab

2008 Ford Super Duty brings more

08_superduty.jpgWell, the Paris Motor Show has begun and the initial reports are coming in from our team on the floor. Surprisingly, the first vehicle to come across the Atlantic is the decidedly un-European, 2008 Ford Super Duty F450 pickup. It’s big, real big and with reason. The new uber-truck boasts the highest towing capacity in its class, with the ability to pull 24,000 pounds or haul around 6,000 in payload. Continue reading 2008 Ford Super Duty brings more

GM talks tough with Renault Nissan chief executives in alliance talks

nissan-renault.jpgGeneral Motors toughened its public stance on proposals that the U.S. carmaker join an alliance with Renault and its sister company, Nissan, adding to uncertainties weighing on the industry as the Paris Motor Show opens its doors Thursday.  For the first time, Detroit-based GM said clearly that it was unhappy with the plan on the table, as chief executive Rick Wagoner met for talks with Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn on the eve of the show. Continue reading GM talks tough with Renault Nissan chief executives in alliance talks

Audi R8 at Paris Motor Show (video)

2-audi-r8.jpgAUDI pulled the wraps off its big gun in performance vehicles with the R8 revealed at the 2006 Paris Motor Show, and set for release here in Q2 2007. Australian buyers can expect to see the car at dealers in the second quarter of 2007.  The car is also rumoured to be shown at the upcoming Australian International Motor Show however Audi Australia could not confirm. Continue reading Audi R8 at Paris Motor Show (video)

Lexus RX400h

lexus-rx400h.jpgIF you want a new green machine, you have to pay a steep premium. It’s hard sell, but Lexus thinks it can convince enough buyers to move into its new 400h. The 400h is the hybrid version of the RX350 and commands a $10,000 premium over the Sports Luxury petrol RX or a tick under $20,000 for the entry Sports RX. Continue reading Lexus RX400h

Spy Shots: 2010 BMW X1

bmwx1cgi_2_560px.jpgBMW is expected to have its X1 mini-ute on the road by 2010. Based on the 1-Series, the X1 sets its targets on the popular Toyota Rav4. The X1 will use its slightly-bigger brother X3’s all-wheel drive system and the range of engines from the 1-Series, with four- and six-cylinder gas engines ranging between 145 and 220 hp and diesels producing 135-231 hp. Continue reading Spy Shots: 2010 BMW X1