There have been very few vehicles to come from Dodge/Chrysler that have perked my interest and usually I would believe this new 200 to be just an improved looks with sloppy guts situation but once we dive into the powertrain we learn that there is much more than meets the eye. Since Chrysler’s lazily hostile Italian takeover by Fiat we were wondering how the spaghetti slingers would approach the minutia that has been pooped out of Chrysler’s factories. The Dodge Dart was a breath of fresh air and so it seems that this has the potential as well. The new 2015 Chrysler 200 shares the same bone structure as the Dart and others and some engines as well but there is a massing of several different features that makes this car… dare I say it desirable. Continue reading
When the current version of Hyundai Sonata (i40 in Europe) hit the market, the competitors were confused and the public was left in disbelief. Its extremely bold style and equipped with lots of equipment attracted way more attention compared to its established rivals. However it didn’t take long for Hyundai’s competitors to take measures and introduce even more improved models. Continue reading
A month ago Ford has introduced their completely new Ka concept, the company’s vision of an entirely new global small car which offers top notch technology and smart design at affordable price. Continue reading
Renault plans to include a compact SUV in their offer, based on their successful Megane model. The design of this vehicle will be partially influenced by the Captur concept that was introduced in 2011.
Renault Megane SUV will be the biggest rival of Peugeot 3008 also planned for 2015. Renault plans to use the experience of their partners in Nissan and their successful story with Qashqai model in order to produce a superior SUV. Continue reading
The next generation of popular Opel Astra will be presented in 2015. According to some reliable sources Opel’s compact car will take over some designing elements from the Monza Concept introduced last year. Continue reading
The rivalry between the two German automotive giants BMW and Mercedes will continue even in year 2015. Recently they have shared details about the new luxurious car models that they plan to hit the market in 2015. These are the brief reviews about them Continue reading
The retro styling phase is usually a love it or hate it type of affair but when the revisit of the modern muscle car era started, it was big and changed the course of the way designers looked at vehicles. Today we have seen a dip in trends as more companies are looking to get as sleek as possible in order to lower the overall drag-coefficient of the vehicle. One enemy of efficiency is height and thus all the crossovers are becoming turtle shells that lack ground clearance. With more emphases on efficiency that capability, the auto manufacturers have left the true off-roaders stuck with either a Jeep, 4Runner or the soon to possibly be discontinued Nissan Xterra as the rest of the vehicles are getting spaded and neutered. The Nissan Pathfinder now doesn’t even want to get the tires off pavement and the new Jeep Cherokee looks like Sloth from the Goonies and has been brought down to crossover hell even though their marketing campaign is trying desperately to have you believe it’s tough. Either way there still is the need for appearance. Sure look at some Wrangler owners, they have the ARB bumpers, Warn winch and fake bead locking wheels yet some are terrified to scratch their baby. But these are customers and there are a lot of them that love to have a simply badass and capable looking trail ready rig even if the only activity seen is driving on the grass to soccer practice. The fact is that Ford knows that people love and want the old 60’s era Bronco but they also want for it to be modular like the Wrangler so they can put all sorts of custom items on it. I agree as my Wrangler looks like it’s nearly on the set of Road Warrior. Plus with a strong aftermarket following like the Jeep has there are a lot of customers that could really get into owning the iconic 4×4. Continue reading
Most of us know the basics of our favourite automotive, but once an expert brings out the jargon dictionary and starts rifling through it for explanations, the THIS WAY TO EXPLANATION sign gets lost in a bunch of mumbo jumbo none of us understand. Lapping can refer to many things, a couple of dirty and unrelated to your reliable sedan, and the others are relevant by degrees; lapping, as in hot laps, or lapping, represented by the automotive differential. An automotive what-what? It’s this obscure practice that we’ll be tackling, driving into the details full throttle. Ready to go? Expand your vehicle vocabulary. Continue reading
The Sports Car. An automotive stamp of prestige and authority, stealing the wistful gaze of pedestrians and commuters as one slips into the side lane. Before notching up Mustangs, Supra’s and WRX’s, let’s nail down the definition of a sports car. The SC pedigree demands two door, two seat configurations, plenty of horsepower and cutting edge features, curves and designs. Sit back and let your engines rumble, as we count down our top five sports brands on the racing and domestic streets today. Continue reading
It doesn’t matter if you don’t care about cars at all. It doesn’t matter if you don’t follow the automobile industry and its latest trends. Nothing really matters because if you weren’t living under a rock, there is no possible explanation for not knowing about the existence of Audi. It is one of the most regarded and respected automobile and motorcycle manufacturers and it is a well-known brand, as are the other members of the German Big 3 group. Just a few weeks ago, the new 2015 Audi A3 was introduced and everyone is speculating about its new features. What kinds of improvements has this popular car manufacturer made to its popular small family car and how much is it going to cost? If you want to find the answer to those and other similar questions, be sure to read the whole article. We are going to provide you with the newest and most interesting rumors available.