The 2015 Tesla Model S Will Electrify Your Giblets

Tesla Model S

It seems that in James Bond movies the villain always has a unique accent and is a self made gazillionaire yet is hell bent on world domination. Well it seems that Elon Musk is either a Bond villain, real-life Iron Man or simply an Axe body spray fragrance. Either way Mr. Musk is a brilliant man and deserves respect for his multiple achievements. The South African/Canadian/American (Don’t you dare call him white) has been the spine behind PayPal, Space X and now Tesla. Going against the odds like the great pioneers of yesteryear this man had all the skeptics playing him off as a nobody and now they are kissing his ass. Yes Tesla seems here to stay as their Model S vehicles are not only popular but downright desirable. Continue reading

Renault Megane SUV Expected in 2015

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 Retro Styled Ford Bronco for 2015

2015 Ford Bronco

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

What is Lapping and Why is it Useful for Your Car?

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

4 Sports Cars Missing From Your Garage

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

Automotive Designs for 2015

Auto manufacturers are focusing on fuel efficiency for the masses as oil issues are constantly keeping buyers nervous. Several issues that are arising with vehicles of today and tomorrow is the fact that there are constant standards arising that is adding costs to each vehicle as well as labor disputes, pensions, etc. Auto manufacturers have to work their engineers and bean counters harder than ever as more competition has risen from South Korea as well as the continual improvement of older and more established auto manufacturers. Continue reading

Powering Our 2015 New Cars

As the demand for vehicles and efficiency grows for 2015 new cars it is apparent that we will be witness to some drastic changes in the automotive industry. The industry is making changes that show promise for efficiency as well as profitability for car makers. If we look at the Volkswagen Group and their future plans for business structure it looks as though they will be basing their vehicles efficiency Continue reading

Smart and Creative New Cars for 2015

One’s vehicle says a lot about that person as many of us purchase new cars with our lifestyle in mind. For many of us we want to simply have a reliable car that is economical and yet is versatile enough for our everyday life. On the other side of the spectrum we have total gear heads that want the ultimate in speed, looks and/or versatility. The new cars for 2015 will be reaching past the simple small car, big car class of vehicles to the more specific needs of cars company’s customer bases. Continue reading