Volvo has stepped performance up a gear, introducing a V8 engine for the first time, as well as a new and improved five-cylinder diesel engine into the XC90 range. It now includes the existing 154kW 2.5-litre, five-cylinder turbo engine, at $69,950, the new 2.4-litre, five-cylinder turbo diesel engine for $72,950 and the range-topping V8 for $84,950. Continue reading New V8 Volvo XC90 arrives
Month: September 2006
Automotive tuning firm Racing Dynamics has published an illustration of what it calls the RS55 Coupe â€” a tuned version of BMW’s yet-to-be-announced next-gen super coupe. Racing Dynamics reckons the “BMW M10” â€” the basis for its tuner car â€” will be on the market in 2009. Continue reading Tuner imagines BMW M10
Citroen has revealed the first images of its bold and beautiful concept car that will dominate its stand at the Paris Motor Show on September 30. The C-Matisse is a low-riding, four-door coupe that showcases the stand-out style motoring fans expect from French coupes.
Daisuke Segawa Yomiuri reporting for The Yomiuri Shimbun, reported that, Japan, Europe and the United States plan to implement by 2010 drastically toughened restrictions on automobile emissions, with vehicles that fail to clear the standards banned from sale. Continue reading New Diesel Cars Following Ecology Path
Peugot will be taking the wraps off its newest hot-hatch at Paris: the 207 GT. While anticipation had been building for a road-going production version of the 207 Super 2000 rally car (hinted at with the 207 RCup concept shown at Geneva), the latest information indicates that this will be the range-topper, and that PSA will be dropping the “i” from its traditional GTi moniker. Continue reading Peugeot 207 GT
Lexus engineers don’t just look to the future, they create it. Innovative leadership in luxury, technology, performance and styling is the backbone of the Lexus philosophy. Future Lexus vehicles embody The Passionate Pursuit of Perfection by challenging imagination through innovation. Welcome to the intelligent evolution of automobiles. Continue reading Lexus Philosophy Of The Future
Youâ€™ll find Honda most often on or near the bullâ€™s-eye, what with the Accord, the Odyssey, the Civic, and the CR-V all nailing their targets through the crosshairs. From the center, Honda believes, thereâ€™s no direction to go but off the mark, which is why the 2007 CR-V remains pretty much what a CR-V has always been: an inexpensive five-seat duffel bag on wheels. Continue reading 2007 Honda CR-V
In a word, the New Beetle is cute. Okay, the Turbo is reasonably fun, and the not-for-US-sale RSi was a hairy-enough beast that the flower vase could have been replaced with a holster, but this erases all of it. The lug nuts are pink. Does that mean your little sister will learn to change a tire? Maybe thatâ€™s what this is: an educational opportunity aimed at involving more women in the ownership experience.
Lotus has a checkered history â€” quite apart from its seven Formula 1 World Championships. The road-car and engineering businesses have gone through periodic crises, and since Colin Chapman, the founder and inspiration of Lotus, died in 1982, the company has had three different owners: General Motors, Romano Artioliâ€™s Bugatti, and Malaysian automaker Proton today. Continue reading 2009 Lotus Esprit
AudiWorld’s Jason Teller dropped us a line to tell us some of the site’s Arizona readers snagged new shots of the R8 mule as it continues its test regimen. The shot above is the first one we can recall seeing in which the car is shod with wheels other than the Gallardo rims it’s been spotted wearing in just about every spy photo out there. Continue reading AudiWorld readers spy two R8 mules
Yesterday, our vision of a perfect world took a small step towards reality, when Lotus announced that they would make the Elise available to select rental car agencies. The decision was made in response to the unbridled affection shown by the U.S. market for the sub-ton roadster, along with the number of requests the company received for such a service.
Sure, it’s the UK version of a preview brochure for the new MINI, but come on, it’s the NEW MINI! In all seriousness, when we spotted that the MotoringFile had picked up a copy of the new brochure, we practically scrambled over each other to get it in front of your eyes. The file they got their hands on is a scanned copy of the pre-release literature, and it almost makes you feel dirty for looking at it. We don’t care! Continue reading 2007 MINI brochure caught in the wild