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BMW has given the 2018 1-Series a facelift, and they have just released a ton of new photos and a couple of videos to show us what it’s got. Nevertheless, the people at BMW continue to remind us of the three- and five-door, rear-wheel-drive model from Bavaria that is available in three-, four-, and six-cylinder powertrains if the upgrades do not interest you. Now, going back to the all-new 1 Series, the Mini-like hatchback will have a front-wheel-drive setup this time.
The range-topping trim of the 1 Series will be getting a turbocharged 2.0 liter engine under its hood, where it can bring out 300 horsepower. This is quite a downgrade from the previous model year which has a turbocharged 3.0 liter inline-six, that produces 340 horsepower (250 kilowatts) and 500 Newton-metres (368 pound-feet) of torque like the M140i. Plus, the older model has a sweet-sounding soundtrack, while the facelifted model will be more silent.
The current 1 Series may start to show its age already based on how it physically looks; however, its engine still seems better than that of the facelifted model. A new M140i is on its way, though it might have a smaller engine that will be paired with the xDrive.Read the entire article 2018 BMW 1-Series Facelift revisions are so subtle you might not spot them
Kia’s Sorento midsize sports utility vehicle is reaching its mid-cycle for the 2018 model year. Thus, its fans, enthusiasts and satisfied customers are expecting the Sorento to receive an update not just in looks, but also in technologies. Now, the 2018 Kia Sorento Facelift is arriving in Kia’s home market South Korea, and it is pretty appealing with its more upscale appearance.
Honestly, the mid-cycle cycle refresh for the third generation of the Sorento SUV features changes that are not so drastic, which means people wouldn’t be able recognize to them right away. These subtle changes include wider chrome fins for the Sorento’s tiger nose grille, making it look more glamorous. The headlights that flanked this tiger nose grille have also been revised for the 2018 model year and they now employ full LED (light emitting diode) technology. These LED headlamps are joined by daytime running lights that also make use of LED units.
In addition, the new 2018 Kia Sorento comes with some tweaks to the front bumper. For instance, the bottom of the retouched bumper now accommodates Kia’s ice cube-inspired fog lights that likewise employ LED technology. The changes up front are mirrored at the rear end, with the LED tail lights now donning a revised appearance. The rear end of the new Sorento also features more angular dual chrome exhaust finishers as well as reflectors that are repositioned higher than before. Completing the looks of the new Sorento is a pair of new running boards and a set of 19-inch glossy alloy wheels with a curved multi-spoke design.Read the entire article Kia reveals mid-cycle facelift for 2018 Sorento in South Korea
Right after holding the premiere of the new 911 GT3 in Geneva, Porsche introduced an updated online configurator for the vehicle.
The Porsche exclusive configurator provides a Paint to Sample scheme with 15 various shades to choose from. This includes the very stunning Miami Blue that costs 4,220 USD. In the US, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 has a starting price of 143,600 USD. The price will go up once the special paint is selected by the client.
Porsche’s official configurator also gives its customers a choice between four different wheel finishes for the new 911 GT3. For its cabin, the configurator lets the owner opt for a new set of bucket seats for the price of 5,200 USD aside from the available standard Sports Seats. The Adaptive Sports Seats on the other hand costs around 2,640 USD.Read the entire article Porsche releases 2018 911 GT3 official online configurator
German high performance tuning company Brabus can turn any of your Mercedes A Class vehicle more powerful, while also making it look more handsome. In this case, they showed us the Mercedes-AMG A45 Facelift.
As you can see, the A45 now comes with a custom rear diffuser, Brabus sports exhaust, and a sweet set of 19 inch Brabus Monoblock R wheels in black and red.
The German tuner has not shared the new performance stats of the Mercedes AMG they have tuned. But the standard model, as we know, has a total of 400 PS and 500 Newton metres (368 pound-feet) of torque, enabling the car to perform the 0-100 kilometers per hour sprint in just 4.2 seconds.Read the entire article Brabus gives the Mercedes-AMG A45 a sweet facelift
The Blue Oval has been gearing its European light commercial vehicle lineup for an apparent upgrade in the previous months. Finally, the first to be released from the American automaker is the newly facelifted Tourneo Custom van. Having an interior that can accommodate up to nine passengers, the enhanced van has been given a new face, a completely improved interior and a bit of tech enhancements. The new van focuses more on the cabin features with the American automaker targeting the executive shuffle business.
With the van's exterior, the front part will now showcase a more prominent high-mounted radiator grille with a bigger company logo, sweptback headlights with fresh graphics and integrated LED daytime running lights, and a modified bumper with fresh fog lamps. The standard versions will be further fitted with base halogen lights, and the pricier models will be given Xenon illumination.
For the Tourneo Custom's interior, there are familiar features but nevertheless, it will also offer a new vibe. The swanky dashboard will now have a tablet-like screen for the infotainment system with SYNC3 connectivity and soft-touch surfaces and eye-catching detailing paired with chrome and gloss black finishes, wholly inspired by the new Ford Fiesta.Read the entire article Ford announces the upgraded version of Tourneo Custom van
The 2017 Ford Mustang only received a two-star rating (out of five) last January when it went through the European New Car Assessment Program. But now that there is a 2018 model year, the European NCAP had to re-evaluate the new and updated model. Thanks to the additional safety technology, the score had been raised to three stars. Not a huge difference, but it’s definitely better than a two.
Unlike the US based 2018 Mustang, the Euro-spec one now comes standard with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, and lane-keeping assistance. The ‘Safety Assist Pillar’ increased from 16 percent to 61 percent - that is equivalent to a five-star rating in this category. These features are optional for the US market. The refreshed Mustang is now equipped with front airbags that meet Euro NCAP’s requirements, helping to avoid the worst case scenario during a serious collision.
For the adult occupant testing, the rating remains at 72 percent, while the pedestrian protection increased to 78 percent. In contrast, the child occupant rating goes down to 32 percent.Read the entire article Euro-spec 2018 Ford Mustang improved its rating at the NCAP crash tests to 3 stars
Honda Fit was considered a go-to vehicle for a lot of consumers since it was rolled out in 2001, and it became an excellent choice for those who are searching for small, economical car for their daily drive. The cute vehicle also appealed to those who require small, environmental friendly and practical vehicle for city cruising. And now the Fit is the latest car in Honda's line-up to get a timely remodel for the 2018 model year that includes a strong aesthetic and array of new tech.
But the 2018 Honda Fit maintains its innocent, charming vibe that distinguishes it from the other new cars with angry headlights and rigid aesthetic. And we can observe that it took slight styling cues from the recent Honda Insight, unintentionally carrying over the now-defunct hybrid's legacy.
The update for the 2018 Honda Fit includes the new Sport trim. Sitting in between the Fit LX and Fit EX, the Fit will now flaunt a bolder aero package that includes a 2-piece chrome and piano black grille, a front splitter finished in bright orange, better integrated headlights that blend into the lateral edges of the upper fascia's wing, more angular fog-light, 3 strake diffuser painted with bright orange accent and chrome exhaust finisher.Read the entire article 2018 Honda Fit Facelift gets new sport trim and safety tech
Presented in 2013, the 3rd gen X-Trail is now the beneficiary of a long awaited mid-cycle upgrade this year. The European equivalent of the Nissan Rogue, the mid-size crossover will now flaunt sharper aesthetics, better packaging, more comfortable features and a few tech novelties.
Juventus and Real Madrid will battle it out head to head to determine the champion in this year's UEFA Champions League in Europe, in what is considered the largest soccer event for club teams on the continent. The final match will also host the unveiling of the facelifted version of the X-Trail from Nissan, the official automotive partner of UEFA Champions League.
In what is considered as a state-of-the-art tech is the ProPILOT autonomous driving system which will be offered for the aforementioned SUV next year. The new tech will manage the acceleration, steering and braking in a single lane highway in heavy traffic jam and high-speed travel. The system is part of the Japanese automaker's Intelligent Mobility array of tech that also involves Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.Read the entire article 2017 Nissan X-Trail Facelift debuts with ProPILOT autonomous driving tech
Have you been wondering how much you have to produce to acquire a 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift? Wonder no more, as Mercedes-Benz has already divulged the pricing – at least in Germany -- of the latest iteration of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which underwent a mid-cycle facelift for the 2018 model year.
Mercedes-Benz has now opened its order books for the new 2018 S-Class. Interested customers could choose from four versions: S350d, S400d, S560, and S63. All of these versions are 4Matic models, which mean that they are all-wheel drive premium vehicles.
According to Mercedes-Benz, the 2018 S-Class Facelift could be purchased for a little as EUR88,446.75 in Germany, and that goes for the Mercedes-Benz S 350 d 4Matic, which is powered by a 2,925-cc inline-six diesel engine that develops 286 hp (210 kW) of max output and 600 Nm of peak torque. For those who wanted to avail of the long-wheelbase version, they need to cough out EUR91,719.25. All are recommended retail prices in Germany and include 19-percent VAT.Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift is now available in Germany for as low as EUR88,446.75
BMW had just launched the 2018 2-Series Coupe and Cabrio Facelift and M2 Facelift, now with subtle changes both in and outside. Seems like the 2 Series is following the footsteps of its bigger brother, the newly refreshed 4 Series.
One of the most noticeable changes would be the new bi-LED headlights, that now come standard across the range. The new headlights and clusters were designed in a hexagon-like “angel eyes” shape that replaces the rounder layout of the previous models. Customers also have an option to go for an adaptive full-LED setup for an additional cost.
The pair of kidney grilles are now larger, as well as the air intakes for a more aggressive face. Though the rear end looks untouched, BMW says that the standard taillights got a nip and tuck. To complete the new look of the 2 Series, customers get to choose from three new colours including Sunset Orange, Seaside Blue, and Mediterranean Blue. Plus there are four sets of alloy wheels that they can choose from - two sets of 17-inch wheels while the other two measure 18-inches.Read the entire article 2018 BMW 2-Series Facelift gets all-new interior and a few exciting exterior upgrades
There has been some excitement when Honda revealed it was redesigning the Fit. Dubbed as the Jazz in other markets, the excitement was upped further when a brochure released for the Japanese market revealed some grainy images.
A clearer set of high quality photos though has been leaked and shows what the changes are. Based on the images, it appears that no big changes were done but the small improvements did make it appear new and fresh.
On the rear section for example, the taillights continue to have the same form but the addition of LEDs positioned vertically help give it that style. While the photos do not really reveal if any change was done on the bumper, it won’t be surprising to know that considering the initial impression, there will only be subtle modifications. On the front, the Fit now appears to be more like the Civic. Its grille has a thick crossbar and under it is the small grille. The headlights have been redesigned as well and have the L-shaped running lights which utilize LED. Its fascia has been updated as well and now puts more focus on the fog lights especially as it makes larger niches at the corners.Read the entire article High-quality photos of redesigned 2018 Honda Fit leaked
The facelifted iteration of the BMW M2 (model year 2018) has yet to be unfurled to the public, and yet we now have seen it – thanks to a purported and momentarily leak at one of its Web sites.
According to Bimmer Today, images of the new BMW M2 – now receiving a facelift – appeared on the Belgian Web site of BMW. That makes the images official, but only for a moment since BMW reacted quickly and took them down. However, Bimmer Today was faster and it was able to take grab the images and distribute them. This allowed interested parties, including fans and enthusiasts, to take a closer look at the face-lifted version of the BMW M2. If you recall, its current generation was unveiled in 2015 and was launched for the model year 2016. Moreover, from the leak, we learned that there have been no changes on the engine power output and torque.
BMW is calling the 2018 model of the M2 as a facelift, although it would take a very keen eye or a true fan to detect the cosmetic changes. You can take a closer look at the new 2018 M2 and try to spot the modifications made. If you haven’t seen them, we’ll point them out for you: some work has been done on the lighting units both on the front and the rear.Read the entire article Images of 2018 M2 facelift leaked via BMW’s Belgian website
After Peugeot 308’s sole image was revealed a few weeks ago, the French marque is now sharing more information about its new five-door hatchback. The diesel-powered 308 GT will be receiving a new 8-speed automatic gearbox plus minor tweaks inside and out according to the latest update.
Considering the “new facelift”, this is also the most understated exterior makeover we’ve seen on a Peugeot in recent years. The changes on the LED lights are not very noticeable but the redesigned hood somehow makes up for the lack of novelty. There’s a new bumper design on top of that which is visible enough along with its slightly modified vents and new fog lamps.
Unlike what we expect, the most significant element of this new update goes under the hood. Peugeot discloses there will be a new 180-hp diesel variant of the 308 GT and that it will feature a special 8-speed automatic transmission. Developed in collaboration with Aisin, this new gearbox will provide the 5-door hatch with a smoother and more efficient response as compared to the former 6-speed variety.Read the entire article 2018 Peugeot 308 Facelift to offer new safety suite, 8-speed AT and diesel variant
Hypercars are completely unlike an average car. Average cars live up to 7 years or more, they are produced in massive numbers, and we can find them displayed in showrooms for quite some time. Hypercars, on the other hand, are on the opposite end of the spectrum. They are produced in small quantities, and are only out in the market for a limited time, plus they cost a fortune.
For instance, let’s talk about the Porsche 918 Spyder. Given that name, we know that there was only a total of 918 units manufactured. The first ever Spyder made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and production began on September 28, 2013. More than a year later, in June 2015, the 918th unit – the last -- was produced. Even with a surreal price of $847,000, the last unit was sold as early as December 2014.
Though we will never see a brand new Porsche 918 Spyder again, it won’t hurt to dream about one, right? A Russian artist from Saint Petersburg, Aksyonov Nikita did a rendering of the impossible - a facelifted Porsche 918 Spyder with design inspirations from the beautiful Mission E Concept. The design looks nothing short of fantastic. As sinful as it looks, too bad we’ll never see a real life version of it.Read the entire article Russian artist creates rendering of a facelifted Porsche 918 Spyder
Earlier this week, the revamped 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class was revealed ahead of the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. As expected, Mercedes Benz’s flagship model is now offered in several variants including the AMG specced sedan. Unique to this update is the suite of driver assistance technologies and active safety features under its latest Intelligent Drive system.
According to Mercedes-Benz, the new enhancements on the S-Class are the closest it could get to actual autonomous driving. The most notable ones include the new Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, Active emergency Stop Assist, Active Steering Assist and Active Distance Assist Distronic feature. It also comes equipped with the new Route Based Speed Adaptation technology that adjusts the vehicle’s speed according to the information seen on the map such as exit ramps, toll booths, roundabouts, junctions and curves.
Most mid-cycle updates are not technically considered as facelifts. Instead, the automaker performs a few tweaks here and there to bring a fresh new offer for their customers. This time however, the luxury sedan is almost not the same as its previous model.Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift: here are the changes
We have been getting a lot of teasers about the upcoming 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift that is scheduled to debut at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. We’re expecting a handful of technological updates that accompany the new design of the S-Class.
Furthermore, Active Steering and Distance Assist have also been improved. 2018 models will also automatically slow down on turns and intersections, as it can recognize speed limit signs. This feature works with the help of cameras, radars, and navigation data.
The new 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift will be arriving in showrooms this fall. Pricing is not available yet!Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift comes with exciting new updates
South Korean automaker, Hyundai, is rolling out a rejuvenated D-segment sedan. Hyundai previously produced the Sonata with an extroverted, dramatic imaged but softened the look of the current generation vehicle that was revealed to the public eye 3 years ago. Recently Hyundai reverted back to its extroverted and dramatic outline of the midsized sedan.
The pre-ramped up 2018 Hyundai Sonata was launched last March of this year in its homestead in South Korea. Currently the aesthetically modified Sonata midsized sedan will make its debut this week in North America, specifically participating at the 2017 New York Auto Show. Akin to its Korean counterpart, the newly tweaked 2018 Sonata sports a newly revised front end that highlights the new "cascading" grille and boosted front fasciae fitted with vertical LED running lights.
Hyundai exclaimed that the brand new front end of the vehicle is equipped with vertical side air intakes to provide the car a more planted feel, and its hood revised to make it lower at the front, in which it gives the 4 door sedan a sleeker look. The new "cascading" grille got its influence from the molten steel that is flowing outside of the caldron. However the overall body of the 2018 Sonata did not have a hint of change as it’s still maintaining a sleek, low roofline of the pre-ramped up unit. Another option that the consumer can choose is the Full LED headlamps. The rear part of the sedan is sporting a sharper looking LED taillights, with a lettering that reads "Sonata". Impressively the rear is less cluttered looking than that of its former self.Read the entire article Recently facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata comes fresh off the oven
Next week, a variety of new and refreshed models will grace the 2017 New York Auto Show. Once again, various automakers will come together to show off their latest products and features. And officials have confirmed that one of those vehicles is none other than Hyundai’s newly refreshed 2018 Sonata midsize sedan.
Not much has been revealed of what is inside the car and what it can do (or achieve), but reports say that the American model has a close resemblance with the newly updated Korean version which made its official debut in South Korea just a few days ago.
If we would base the new look of the American model with the Korean version, then it would also have a redesigned front grille, new LED running lights, redesigned taillights, and a new trunk badge which also functions as its opening handle – a few of the exterior revisions that we will be expecting.Read the entire article New and improved 2018 Hyundai Sonata to grace the 2017 New York Auto Show
The German automobile manufacturer powerhouse Mercedes-Benz is on the brink of fully launching the mid-cycle upgrade of its flagship vehicle around April. Included in the press release from Mercedes-Benz regarding the plan for the S-Class lineup to be a level 2 autonomous vehicle are several images of parts of its interior. These have been hidden in plain sight all along.
In the previous months, there were leaked images of the S-Class Facelift that were published online, and the alterations are noticeable. A cleaner front bumper was revealed with a chrome bar fitted across the bumper. Also, the grill and the multibeam lead headlamps were shown to the public.
But only recently has the interior been clearly seen, and it is the perfect treat to us who are all too keen to see any aspect of its interior. Sadly, it doesn’t show all the anticipated changes. The overall look and outline of the dash, its location, the proportion of the display and the controls of the center console appear to be the same.Read the entire article Dashboard images of 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift get released
The mid-cycle facelift for the Mercedes-Benz's S-Class have been disclosed to the public eye via these leaked shots. The images that recently surfaced and others like it were published online by SaudiShift and revealed what appear to be alterations made on the updated S-Class.
Upfront where the changes are more noticeable, the more improved S-Class has a cleaner front bumper design with a chrome bar found across the width of the lower air intake area. Its grill has also been changed with a recent elliptical chrome slats, with the internals of the Multibeam Lead headlamps revised as well. Meanwhile, the rear has received some minor alterations.
There is a small revision made to the rear bumper and a new chrome bar connecting with the 2 exhaust tips. Internally, the state of the art sedan is fitted with larger screens for both infotainment and instrumentation purposes. The screens found on the updated sedan are devised to look like one continuous unit. Also it is seen that some minor tweaks were added to the lower center console as well.Read the entire article Here are the latest leaked images of 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift
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