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2017 Toyota Yaris gets a facelift for European car buyers

Toyota has recently updated the new Yaris for its European market. The facelifted Toyota hatchback will be introduced as a 2017-year model and is based on the brand’s existing 3rd generation Yaris. Among the new updates are the improved safety features, cooler exterior/interior design and dynamic performance enhancements with up to nine hundred pieces of brand new parts put altogether.

To move along with the transformation, Toyota has added a set of new grade specifications for the new Yaris models. The entry level gets the basic specs of the hatchback while the mid-level variant gets the 4.2-inch infotainment system among its standard features.

Other than the two basic model specifications, the Japanese automaker has also created a Mid+ variant for the younger generation. The Mid+ Toyota Yaris models will have a Bi-tone finish which is basically a choice between black and chrome trim finishes with matching interior trims, side sills and 15-inch alloy wheels.

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Kia teases its next-generation 2017 Picanto with rendered images

When a car has been in the market for nearly six years, it loses some of its luster and its customers tend to go for the all-new model with a whole new level of features offerings instead. Good thing the South Korean carmaker isn’t ignorant of the fact that the second generation of its Kia Picanto small car is nearing the end of its life cycle.

This is why for the model year 2017, Kia will be releasing the new and third generation of the Kia Picanto small car. The Picanto has been repeatedly spied, although it was in its camouflage form in a bid to conceal its new looks. As planned, the South Korean carmaker will unveil the all-new 2017 Kia Picanto in the early part of next year. But before that, Kia has released a set of images providing a better view of the 2017 Picanto small car.

According to Kia, the new Picanto is a fusion of a youthful and energetic new exterior as well as interior design. Moreover, the new Kia Picanto offers customers the chance to personalize their rides when it comes to both the exterior and the interior. Kia added that the new Picanto now boasts of a more assertive stance thanks to its bolder body lines and a wide array of exterior colors to choose from.

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Here are the official images of third-generation Kia Picanto

Nearly two weeks after teasing us with two rendered illustrations of the next generation of the Kia Picanto small car, the South Korean carmaker has released official images of the new vehicle.

The teaser images released in December provided us some good ideas on how the next gen PIcanto would look like. Those images worked as they should be, teasing us and telling us the third generation of the Picanto looks more aggressive and sportier than the current generation small car from Kia.

Now, Kia has released more images with clearer renditions of the upcoming third-gen Picanto. Unlike the initial teaser images, these new ones present both the exterior and interior appearances of the new Picanto. If there are any differences between the first images and the new ones, it is that the third-gen white Kia Picanto – in GT-Line specs -- on the recent renditions doesn’t look as mean and as aggressive as the black version on the initial renders. Well, this could be because of the differences in the color of the small cars, the angling of the renders and the background used. Nevertheless, the third-gen Picanto has a more aggressive stance and bolder lines than the current generation.

Read the entire article Here are the official images of third-generation Kia Picanto

2017 Nissan Micra shows its new design at 2016 Paris Motor Show

Nissan has unveiled the evolutionary fifth generation of its Micra small hatchback at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The new Nissan Micra Gen5 is as appealing as it is revolutionary, offering more interior room, a stiff yet agile chassis and new downsized turbo drivetrains.

Since the new Micra features a longer wheelbase and increased width, it offers class-leading interior room, with the gliding-wing shaped dashboard augmenting this light and spacious feel. 

Nissan also provided the new Micra with a new brushless electric power steering system that allows for faster response and greater steering feel.

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The five-door, four-seater Renault Twingo will now be available with French carmaker’s innovative gearbox, the Efficient Dual Clutch transmission (EDC). This transmission, which will be paired with the vehicle’s TCe90 engine, is basically an automatic dual dry clutch transmission dispensing that requires a clutch pedal.

It features the PRND gearshift control with an 'up/down' shift mode. An electronic control unit is tasked to select the ideal gear. In addition, the gearshifts are automatic. The availability of the EDC transmission on Twingo should mean that this gearbox can now be fitted on majority of the range, for just £900 more than the equivalent manual version.

With a very quick shift time of 290ms, the EDC transmission allows for comfortable and smooth trips. This transmission features a ‘creep’ control, which should prove to be a great help during crawling traffic, as it helps pull the vehicle away gradually when the driver steps off from brake pedal.

Read the entire article EDC Transmission is now available on 2016 Renault Twingo

A fuel-efficient, non-hybrid, gasoline powered vehicle made by Mitsubishi Motors is now available. The Rockford Fosgate Edition, a new trim for the 2015 Mirage, boasts a combined fuel economy of 40 mpg.

It has an MSRP of $14,945, and incorporates a custom-engineered superior audio system and other features which provide consumers with a high-end model in a sub-compact car.

It features the Mirage DE as well as a 300-Watt, Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH sound system, together with steering audio control, Bluetooth hands-free phone system and audio, special badging, cruise control, alloy wheels, and a leather-covered steering wheel.

Read the entire article Rockford Fosgate Edition of 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage priced at $14,945

Expect to soon see a 2015 Chevrolet Spark deliver your pizza order from Domino’s. The pizza maker has tapped the new Spark to serve as its new Domino’s DXP (Delivery Expert) pizza delivery vehicle. The Domino’s DXP originated from a crowd-sourced concept that was submitted as part of the Domino’s Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Challenge.

To convert the MY2015 Chevrolet Spark into Domino’s DXP, the pizza maker partnered with Roush Enterprises. Domino’s DXPs will feature OnStar navigation system to help drivers deliver pizza order to customers as fast and as safe as possible.

Once Domino’s franchises in the United States deploy the DXPs, Chevrolet dealers will undergo special training to meet the needs of these vehicles. Domino’s chose the Chevrolet Spark as the basis for the DXP partly because of the vehicle’s maneuverability, fuel economy and emphasis on driver experience.

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We all agree that we need a simple, ultra-compact, efficient and practical global city car. The Shell concept that’s slated to be unveiled in November 2015 will be exactly that. Shell is collaborating with iconic car designer Professor Gordon Murray and famed engine specialist Osamu Goto to build this car based around the internal combustion engine.

Updates on this car’s development can be accessed via the website shell.com/Projectm. The Shell concept aims to utilize the most innovative aspects of light-weight engineering, streamlining, and driveline efficiency. As soon as the car is built, it will be tested on the road. The car is meant to help people get around the increasingly more congested cities in the world.

It will offer the utmost in personal mobility while at the same time, it minimizes energy use. It’s estimated that by 2050, as many as 75% of the world’s population could be living in the cities. The members of this collaboration named Project M include Shell’s Lubricant’s Technology Team, Geo Technology, and The Gordon Murray Design Group.

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Ladies and gentleman, this is the Lexus LF-SA city car concept, a vehicle that previews company’s MINI Cooper and Audi A1 rival. The new concept was introduced today at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and according to the company, it explores the unexpected territory for the brand.

Moreover, the LF-SA Concept is a driver-focused vehicle and reflects manufacturer’s vision that in a future world where technology and virtual experiences are expected to hold more sway. Capable to carry four passengers and featuring a 2+2 seating layout, the LF-SA Concept is 3,400 mm long, 1,700 mm wide and has a height of 1,430 mm.

What’s more interesting is that the driver’s seat is fixed, which means that the pedals and wheels are adjusted to fit the driver. Even more interesting is that the passenger seat slides back and forth. Regarding the rest of the interior, don’t expect a dramatic design as you’ll not find any, but you will find a hologram-style infotainment system integrated within the instrument display, as well as a wide-angle head-up display.

Read the entire article 2015 Geneva: Lexus LF-SA Concept previews a stylish city car

Tata Motors builds what is considered as the cheapest car in the world, the Nano. Tata launched the Nano in 2009 at a tag of around $2,500, attracting low-income households in India who could only afford motorcyles. Ratan Tata, the carmaker’s chairman emeritus who championed the development of the car, is now rethinking the “cheap” tag of the Nano.

Tata remarked at the South Carolina Automotive Summit that the Nano got branded as India’s cheapest car, not the most affordable or the best value for the money. He noted that the Nano gained the stigma of “I don’t want to be seen in the cheapest car. My neighbors will think I have no money.”

Tata, who retired as chairman in December 2012, said the company is trying to reposition the Nano into a real car “with more bells and whistles” that would stand out in the marketplace. During an on-stage interview with Automotive News Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain, Tata quipped that he pushed for development of the Nano to provide low-income Indian families a safer transportation alternative than motorcycles.

Read the entire article Tata wants to get rid of “cheapest” tag for the Nano

For the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Lexus prepared the LF-SA Concept, a city car that previews a rival for the MINI Cooper and Audi A1. Not too many details are available but we can see a revised spindle grille design, as well as stylish LED daytime running lights and LED headlights. Several sources confirmed the fact that Lexus will introduce a new model in Geneva, slotted under the CT200h.

The vehicle is expected to be based on the same platform used by the Toyota Yaris and will arrive on the market in 2018. Lexus LF-SA is seen as a new concept that reflects company’s passion for new design trends and explores unexpected territories for the brand.

Lexus says that its new concept was developed as a luxurious, driver-focused vehicle, designed to address a future world that is more influenced by technology and virtual experiences. More details will be revealed on 3rd of March when Geneva Motor Show will open its doors!

Read the entire article 2015 Geneva Preview: Lexus LF-SA Concept previews a new city car

Toyota Motor Corp. is planning to stop selling the Scion iQ after the size, price and fuel economy of its smallest car didn’t get the attention of buyers in the United States. In fact, Toyota only sold 2,040 iQs in the US in 2014 for a 50-percent drop, as the carmaker allowed its dealers to submit orders based on demand, according to Scion’s brand chief Doug Murtha.

He told Bloomberg at the Detroit auto show that the iQ won’t be “staying in the lineup too much longer.” Scion currently offers four models, after stopping output of the the xD ended in July 2014. Toyota, however, is planning to roll out three Scion models in the next three years, including two this year as it tries to revive the now struggling brand which sales dropped 15 percent in 2014 to just 58,009.

Murtha remarked that the iQ was a “healthy experiment” that allowed Toyota to learned important lessons about US consumers’ preferences. Customers found the small size of the iQ non-appealing, even if Toyota tried to assured them that the vehicle was engineered to achieve a four-star crash rating and even features 11 airbags.

Read the entire article Toyota drops Scion iQ in the US after dismal sales performance

Opel has just unveiled its all-new Karl, a small vehicle that promises to offer space for up to five people and which will be available for less than 10,000 euros. If you don’t know, the vehicle’s name pays homage to the son company’s founder Adam Opel and the name Karl reflects its strengths.

When it comes to design, the Opel Karl follows the same design philosophy seen on the Adam and the new Corsa E, featuring the typical Opel smile as well as the signature ‘blade’ body side on the doors.

The large headlights and taillights add to the vibrant appearance. Meanwhile, the stylish and roomy interior as well as the driver-focused cockpit will provide the driver and passenger with a feeling of quality. The Opel IntelliLink infotainment system will allow the passengers to integrate their Apple iOS and Android devices and bring their smartphone world into the car.

Read the entire article 2015 Opel Karl is a stylish entry-level model that costs less than 10,000 euros

Kia officially revealed its all-new 2015 Venga ahead of 2014 Paris Motor Show, five years after the first model was unveiled at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. As you can see from the photos, the 2015 Venga follows Kia’s new design philosophy and features a large ‘tiger-nose grille’, a repositioned Kia badge, a redesigned lower grille that incorporates stylish LED daytime running lights and new fog lights.

At the rear, the 2015 Venga gets new LED bulbs as well as a new horizontal chrome trim that joins the taillights. In addition, the South Korean manufacturer offers new alloy wheels designs with a 16- and 17-inch diameter.

The interior was updated too and arrives with a darker metal trim, bright accents as well as a choice of two new seat trims that offer a premium feel. Moreover, the 2015 Venga offers new options such as a heated steering wheel and the next-generation AVN (audio-video navigation) system featuring a 7.0-inch display and rear-view camera.

Read the entire article 2015 Kia Venga reveals its new design prior to 2014 Paris Motor Show

Back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Kia unveiled the Venga MPV a new model based on the No3 Concept car displayed earlier that year at the Geneva Motor Show. Five years after the launch, Kia will unveil an enhanced version of the Venga at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

As expected, the 2015 Kia Venga will arrive with a new ‘tiger-nose grille’, just like the one featured on the new Sorento, a repositioned Kia badge on the front, redesigned lower grille fitted with fog lights and LED daytime running lights. The rear end will show a new horizontal chrome trim, new rear light clusters, and LED bulbs.

New 16- and 17-inch wheels will be available too. The interior will get a darker metal trim, a new centre console and audio system, optional heated steering wheel as well as the new-generation AVN system with 7.0-inch display.

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Opel/Vauxhall plans to roll out a budget minicar in Europe in 2015 in a bid to capture customers of sister brand Chevrolet. General Motors will stop selling Chevrolet vehicles in Europe by the end of 2015 after the brand failed to gain track in terms sales in the region. As a result, GM will focus its efforts on Opel in Europe.

Opel/Vauxhall will start selling the five-door minicar – badged as Opel Karl in mainland Europe and as the Vauxhall Viva in the United Kingdom – at a base tag of EUR10,000 ($12,926). It will be slightly smaller than the Opel Adam minicar and shorter than the Opel Corsa subcompact.

The Karl/Viva will be underpinned by the same platform that underpins the next-generation Chevrolet Spark, a source at Opel/Vauxhall told Reuters. It will be powered by a three-cylinder 1.0-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine.

Read the entire article 2015 Opel Karl minicar aims to win over Chevy buyers

Yesterday we revealed you the fact that Vauxhall is planning a new vehicle called Viva, which will roll out next summer. What’s more interesting is that its sister model from Opel will not carry the same name, in fact it will be called Karl. That’s right folks, the 2015 Opel Karl was officially hit the dealerships next summer.

If the Viva brought an iconic name back, the Karl pays homage to one of Adam Opel’s sons. Opel Adam turned Opel into the largest bicycle manufacturer while his sons Carl, Wilhelm and Friedrich started the automobile adventure in 1898.

The new Opel Karl will not be a large vehicle as it will have a length of 3.68 meters, while the Adam is 3.70 m long and the Corsa E measures about 4 meters.

Read the entire article 2015 Opel Karl is company’s new entry-level model

Peugeot has disclosed the full details of its all-new Peugeot 108 city car. The Peugeot 108 city car can be availed in three- and five-door Hatch or TOP! Cabrio body styles. It can also be availed in either of the unveiled PureTech naturally aspirated three-cylinder unit petrol engines. Buyers of the Peugeot 108 will sure appreciate its personalization feature, as the city car is available in a number of colors, ambiences, trims and themes.

The city car also boasts of technological features for the enjoyment of its riders like a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with DAB digital radio; Mirror Screen with MirrorLink technology; Bluetooth connectivity for smartphones; and the steering wheel-mounted controls – all of which, until recently, were only found in premium saloons that far more expensive than the Peugeot 108.

Despite these features, the Peugeot just carries a starting price of £8,245 on the road and is available in familiar four trim levels – Access, Active, Allure and Feline. The Access level -- only available on three-door 108 Hatch models – boasts of standard features like LED daytime running lights, remote central locking, USB/aux connection for external audio players with steering wheel-mounted controls.

Read the entire article 2014 Peugeot 108 city car has a starting price of £8,245 in the UK

The updated 2014 Fiat 500 was officially announced for the Geneva Motor Show with important new style and technological features. According to the official press release, the 2014 Fiat 500 introduces a new seven-inch TFT digital instrument display, a first in its segment. Developed in collaboration with Magnetti Marelli, the TFT display brings together all the information required for controlling the car and its function.

The centre of display shows a digital image of the car and can be configured in order to show various trip computer readouts, such as distance travelled, instant fuel consumption, range, etc. Moreover, the new instruments also allow for more prominent warning messages - such as open doors, low fuel etc., and a more visible Gear Shift Indicator.

Still, this is not all as the new TFT display shows the media player, telephone information and when fitted with a TomTom 2 LIVE satnav system*, navigation information also appears. The big surprise is when the Sport Button is activated on models powered by the 105hp 0.9 TwinAir Turbo engine. And speaking of engines, the 2014 Fiat 500 comes with a new 0.9 TwinAir engine that generates 105 hp at 5,500rpm and 107lb ft (145Nm) of torque at 2,000rpm in Sport mode (98hp and 89ln ft / 120Nm in ‘eco’ mode).

Read the entire article Fiat 500 updated for the 2014MY, gets new Cult model

For the 84th Geneva Motor Show, Citroen will not only bring the C1 but also the C1 Swiss & Me, a concept version of its recently launched vehicle. Featuring the colors of the Swiss flag and paying homage to the city of Geneva, the C1 Swiss & Me wants to demonstrate the personalization possibilities of the new city car.

As you can see from the photos, the C1 Swiss & Me Concept comes with a bi-tone effect that blends a red roof featuring the Swiss flag and a pearl white body. The red wing mirrors are finished in red and complement the exterior styling of the C1 Swiss & Me concept. Exterior changes also include wing extensions, large wheels and a central tailpipe.

Read the entire article 2014 Geneva Preview: Citroen debuts the C1 Swiss & Me Concept
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