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Honda is one of the forerunners in this highly evolving automotive world. Forty years seem to be not too long ago especially for a brand that lives up to its original concept. The Civic’s long-standing heritage has proven that it still is “a car for all people, a car for the world”. Talking about evolving, Honda moves forward with its latest 10th generation Civic.
This step is considerably important in today’s highly saturated C-segment as well as in keeping up with the company’s much talked about development program. But since everything seems to get better with time, perhaps it’s only right to expect better driving dynamics along with more distinctive styling, versatile practicality and sportier design. You get the picture. The 10th generation Honda Civic has finally arrived.
The Civic after all has earned the title as the most popular Honda model in Europe. Simply put, when Europeans think of Honda, the first thing that comes into their minds is the Civic. For that same reason, the team behind the “rejuvenated” Honda Civic applied new ideas and strategies in building its new body. Then of course, part of that is to come up with better chassis and aerodynamics design (so as not to disappoint their loyal customers).Read the entire article 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback boasts bold redesign, more power, better efficiency
Although GM announced that the Chevrolet brand will be removed from Europe by the end of 2015, the American brand announced that it will still offer the brand new 2015 Corvette Z06 also to Europeans. As a result, the most powerful and technologically advanced model in the car’s 62-year history, will go on sale for 99,500 euros in Germany for the coupe, while the convertible will cost 104,500 euros.
Dealers will start taking orders as of now and the first deliveries will arrive in spring of 2015. Meanwhile, the Z07 Performance Package will be available for 16,500 euros and will add Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors, adjustable front and rear aerodynamic components and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires.
Each vehicle will be powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 650 hp (485 kW) and 881 Nm (650 lb-ft) of torque. The engine allows the Corvette Z06 Coupe to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.95 seconds when using the 8-speed automatic transmission and in 3.2 seconds when equipped with the 7-speed manual gearbox.Read the entire article 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe priced from €99,500 in Europe, Convertible will start at €104,500
After 50 years of production, the Ford Mustang will go on sale across Europe in 2015 and the first Euro-spec model arrived today at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Developed as a global model, the 2015 Mustang will be available in Europe in fastback and convertible versions, both retaining key design elements of the classic Mustangs.
The new Mustang comes with key design features such as a low roof height and wide stance, sleep profile, 3D tri-bar taillamps and a contemporary execution of the well-known signature trapezoidal grille and shark-bite front fascia. In Europe, the 2015 Mustang will be available with a 5.0-liter V8 engine producing 418 hp and 524 Nm of torque.
Still, the most popular choice will be the new 2.3-liter EcoBoost petrol engine that generates 314 hp and 434 Nm of torque. Both engine versions offer performance brake packages found behind the 19-inch wheels. Ford’s new Mustang will arrive with a significant number of innovative technologies and the vehicle will be among first in Europe to offer the SYNC2.Read the entire article Euro-spec 2015 Ford Mustang debuts at 2014 Paris Motor Show [Live Photos]
Yesterday, Honda unveiled the 2015 CR-V Facelift in the United States, but today the Japanese car manufacturer also revealed the Euro-Spec CR-V Facelift. Just in time to make its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the 2015 Honda CR-V Facelift Euro-Spec gets a new look thanks to the redesigned headlamps that incorporate LED daytime running lights, a restyled front grille, a refreshed tailgate designed as well as new front and rear bumpers.
Under the hood of the four-wheel drive model, we find a new 1.6-liter i-DTEC four-cylinder diesel engine from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series that replaces the 2.2-liter i-DTEC powerplant.
Bolted to a six-speed manual transmission, the new engine develops 160 hp and 350 Nm of torque, with CO2 emissions of 130 g/km, which represents an 11 percent improvement compared with the unit it replaces.Read the entire article 2014 Paris Motor Show: Euro-Spec 2015 Honda CR-V Facelift unveiled
Just in time for the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Honda unveiled its 2015 Civic Facelift as well as the new 2015 Civic Sport. As you can see from the photos, the 2015 Civic gets a new front design consisting of new headlamps featuring integrated daytime running lights and a redesigned front bumper. At the rear, we find a redesigned bumper, a rear spoiler finished in black and LED rear taillights.
Inside, the 2015MY Civic receives new seatfabrics and stitching on the headrests, new door trims, chromed door handles and a control panel finished in metallic black. As a premiere, Honda will offer the Civic with its new Honda Connect in-car audio and information system.
Some of the key features include AM/FM, DAB and Internet Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, internet browsing, satellite navigation and rear-view parking camera. This system runs on Android 4.0.4 and offers a 7-inch display.Read the entire article 2015 Honda Civic gets a facelift in Europe, ahead of 2014 Paris Motor Show
Honda will not only bring the HR-V at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, but also the new Jazz, both vehicles being disguised as prototypes. So, what’s new for the 2015 Jazz prototype? Well, according to Honda, the vehicle is now 15 mm longer while the wheelbase increased by 30 mm, which means more interior space.
Moreover, the third-generation European Jazz sits on company’s global compact platform, retaining the center fuel tank layout used by the current model but also by the Civic and HR-V. Inside, we find the Honda Magic Seats as well as plenty of storage solutions.
Thanks to a new suspension system the vehicle promises to be more refined as well as more comfortable.Read the entire article Euro-spec 2015 Honda Jazz prototype announced for 2014 Paris Motor Show
As we announced here, the 2015 Ford C-Max Facelift and Grand C-Max Facelift made their debut today ahead of 2014 Paris Motor Show. As you can see from the photos, both models feature the new inverted trapezoidal grille seen also on the new S-Max, redesigned front headlights, elongated fog-lamps and new taillamps.
Also new for the 2015 are the Red Rush and Caribou exterior colours. The interior was redesigned too and arrives with fewer controls and switches, a new black satin trim and chrome detailing. According to Ford, the air-conditioning controls now feature buttons that are easier to recognize and can be easily distinguished from each other.
The redesigned centre console offers increased space and arrives with a sliding, integrated armrest. Moreover, higher quality trims are offered across the entire range as well as a heated steering wheel, door-sill scuff plates and load-net fitting points located behind the first and second row seats.Read the entire article Facelifted 2015 Ford C-Max and Grand C-Max unveiled, get ready for 2014 Paris Motor Show
At the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October, Honda will bring the prototype version of the Euro-spec HR-V. For those who don’t know, the vehicle was already introduced earlier this year at the 2014 New York Auto Show and last year in Japan, where it is sold as the Vezel.
Still, Honda looks prepared to bring it in Europe as well and the new HR-V will arrive with the well-known design as well as with the spacious interior. In addition, the interior gets the Honda Magic Seats which enable a wide range of seating configurations and the driver will be able to fold the second row seats completely flat in order to increase the cargo space.
Under the hood, we expect to see the 1.5-liter direct injection four-cylinder petrol engine used by the Vezel and bolted to a manual transmission as standard, while the CVT automatic transmission will be offered as an option.Read the entire article Euro-spec 2015 Honda HR-V Prototype introduced prior to Paris Motor Show
Peugeot will bring a European version of the Exalt Concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show featuring a new livery. For those who don’t know, the first Exalt Concept was unveiled earlier this year at the Auto China 2014, but the vehicle was trimmed in ‘Shark Skin’, an efficient textile that creates a technical grain structure in order to improve the aerodynamic performances of the vehicle.
Just like the original version, the new Exalt features the Coupe Frache, a clear line that delimitates the rear door and the quarter light in order to create a tone-on-tone transition between the bare steel and the ‘Shark Skin’.
Inside, the i-Cockpit features a small steering wheel wrapped in leather an chine, which is a natural wool, digital instrument panel and two folding touchscreens that emerge from the dash, one that gives access to the on-board computer, Hi-Fi and navigation, while the other one provides access to the automatic air conditioning and the ‘Pure Blue’ system.Read the entire article Euro-spec Peugeot Exalt Concept prepares for 2014 Paris Motor Show debut
The Honda Civic hatchback is sportier after having received dynamic and styling enhancements for the 2014 model year. However, the improvements are far more relevant under the hood. The ninth-generation Civic’s electronic power steering was retuned to make it have a more precise feel at higher speeds. The front and rear dampers were modified to boost body control.
And to have better overall handling, the toe and camber of the rear suspension were realigned. These improvements were made in response to feedback taken from its buyers and Honda dealerships. The engineering team at Honda’s Swindon base made the revisions after being informed by the headquarters in Japan that they had autonomy in configuring the car to suit European preferences.
Honda’s goal is for the standard hatchback’s image to be a bit sportier to align it with the top-of-the-line Civic Type R performance variant, which is set to be released in 2015. The Civic hatchback received slight modifications to its interior and exterior.Read the entire article Honda Civic receives dynamic and styling enhancements for the 2014MY
Chevrolet has launched the much-awaited seventh generation of its Corvette sports car – the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray. The 2014 Corvette Stingray is regarded as the most powerful standard model ever, thanks to its powerplant that provides up to 450 horsepower (335 kW) of output and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm), allowing the car to sprint from zero to 60mph in less than four seconds, while achieving over 1g cornering grip.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray is also expected to be most fuel-efficient Corvette, as it is seen to surpass the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model. General Motors North America President Mark Reuss remarked that like the ’63 Sting Ray, the “best Corvettes embodied performance leadership, delivering cutting-edge technologies, breathtaking design and awe-inspiring driving experiences.”
He quipped that the 2014 Corvette Stingray “goes farther than ever,” thanks to advancements in design, technology and engineering Chevrolet will produce the 2014 Corvette Stingray at the Bowling Green assembly site of its parent General Motors in Kentucky.Read the entire article Chevrolet launches the much-awaited 2014 Corvette Stingray at Frankfurt [Live Photos]
The European version of the 2014 Kia Soul has just made its debut ahead of the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show that will open its doors in September. Shown in European specification for the first time, the 2014 Kia Soul comes with a new design as well as an all-new interior with higher quality materials and more driver-focused design.
Set to go on sale in early 2014, the Kia Soul will be available with three different roof colors - black, white and red – and 11 exterior paint finishes. Still, the biggest change for 2014MY will be the adoption of a new platform, based on that used by the latest Kia cee’d. As a result, the 2014 Kia Soul will deliver improved handling and ride compared with the outgoing model. A new suspension was also installed and the body shell is 29 percent stiffer. Due to comprehensive soundproofing, the interior noise levels were reduced by approximately three decibels.
The new model is also larger as it feature a longer wheelbase and wider track, contributing to greater cabin space and cargo capacity. Leg, head and shoulder room are increased for all passengers, while Kia increased the cargo area by 4 percent to 354 litres (plus additional underfloor storage) with the rear seats upright. Under the hood, we find the 1.3-liter GDi petrol or the CRDi diesel engines, mated to a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission.Read the entire article 2014 Kia Soul Euro-spec unveiled prior to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA)
Infiniti has unveiled the first premium model that bears the new Infiniti Q naming structure – the Q50. It is regarded as the premium carmaker’s most significant vehicle yet for the European market, developed and built to take on the premium D-segment ruled by the BMW 3-series and Audi A4.
Interestingly, the new Infiniti takes pride on its low and wide proportions as well as athletic, flowing form. Featuring new human-eye-like headlights and distinctive ‘double arch' grille, the first Infiniti Q model braces to compete with its fiercest rivals. The premium model boasts of design features inspired by Infiniti's trilogy of concept cars -- Essence, Etherea and Emerg-e.
These design features well complement a roomy interior uncommon in models within the D-segment. For faster steering response and greater precision, Infiniti is offering a new technology -- Direct Adaptive Steering.Read the entire article 2013 Geneva Motor Show: Infiniti debuts Euro-spec Q50 Hybrid, Diesel models
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