Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ford Ka - the first photo

The first official picture of urban car Ford Ka appeared yesterday on the Internet. So far there have been no details about the new model, which world premiere will be held in October this year at Paris Autoshow.

Ford Ka - the first photo

As for me, designers have done a fairly good job. The car looks original and attractive. Rounded lines emphasize modern and sporty look of a new Ford Ka.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Honda OSM Concept

Here's new concept from Japanese Honda - OSM, which stands for Open Study Model (open model for the study).

The car debuted at the British Autoshow in London. According to Andriasa Sittela (Andreas Sittel), project manager OSM, Honda is trying to show that environmentally friendly cars may also be attractive and sporty.

Honda OSM Concept

Honda OSM Concept

Honda OSM Concept

Honda OSM Concept

According to the Japanese automakers, OSM developed at R & D Honda unit in Offenbach (Offenbach), Germany is only concept, and no serial production is planned, at least at this stage.

Chevy Beat, Groove and Trax - Not For Americans

In 2007, at the New York International Autoshow General Motors gave us three compact concepts at once: Beat, Groove and Trax. Today I learned that most athletic of them - three door Hatchback Chevrolet Beat, first come into production.

Car Sales will begin in 2009 in Europe and in other markets. But not in America - the leadership of General Motors decided not to sell Beat in the United States.

Chevy Beat

The photo above shows the concept Chevrolet Beat, black - this Chevy Groove, which we may be able to see on the roads in 2011, and orange or brown - this is Chevy Trax. Here's few photos, enjoy :)

Chevy Beat

Chevy Beat

Chevy Beat

Chevy Beat

chevy groove

chevy groove

chevy trax

chevy trax

Honda Civic For The Younger Generation

The latest model of Honda Civic has received great popularity among young buyers. After 12 months of sales, the average age of owners of Honda Civic declined by 7 years for the gasoline version and 10 years for diesel compared with the previous model car. And this is really not surprising, simply compare the new futuristic Civic and the old family model))

Under the hood the car has 1.8 litre i-VTEC engine, which is gets Civic up to 100 km / h in just 8.9 seconds. Another petrol engine (1.4 litres. I-DSI with 83 hp) is available only in 5 door versions basic model. All Honda Civic available with 6 speed transmission, but the petrol engine can come with automatic CPR, which is called i-SHIFT.

Honda Civic

Although the new Civic is quite spacious, head room for the rear passengers is not so big, so high people should be careful seated in the car)) Generally speaking, the Civic is able to comfortably fit the driver and 4 passengers. Trunk space is big enough - 485 liters, which is 100 litres more than the Ford Focus.

Honda Civic

Speaking of safety, unfortunately Honda Civic has received only 4-star rating by Euro NCAP, while most of its competitors have received the maximum 5 stars. According to experts, some parts of the dashboard present a potential danger to driver's and front passenger knees and hips. All models come with 4 airbags.

In conclusion, in my opinion, Honda Civic - car mostly for the young generation and for young families. Price also acceptable, no matter whether you buy a Honda Civic the dealer or elsewhere. Overall auto definitely worthy of close look.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Peugeot 207 - Hatchback Future

Peugeot 207 is not only well equipped, has lots of space and style, but also confirms that the company Peugeot is still a master on the development of compact cars.

Bright Peugeot 207 is available in 3 and 5 door versions, and delivers excellent value for money. Car safety is outstanding as well, model 207 not only won the maximum 5-star rating for International Euro NCAP, but also has a frontal, side airbags, 5 three-point seatbelts, anti-theft devices that would protect your car from the nasty people))

Peugeot 207 - Hatchback

If you're looking for a compact car for the city at a reasonable price, its really worth closer look. Well, if you like convertible, I also recommend to check out the Peugeot 207 CC edition.

The car is easy and pleasant drive, highways require greater effort for comfortable driving than in the city. Versions GT and GTi come with the electronic stability program (ESP), which helps you to better control the car on slippery surfaces.

Peugeot 207 interior is light and made of quality materials and has a modern design. The seats are comfortable for long trips. The rear seats certainly will not fit three adults, and barely big enough for a couple of children))

Kia Soul: new photos

The Korean company Kia has shown us a few more pictures of their future car Kia Soul in color, which Koreans call "Vanilla Shake". The new compact crossover will debut at the Paris Autoshow in October this year.

Kia Soul

Kia Soul

Kia Soul

Sales in Europe will begin in February 2009, and in April 2009, a car Soul will be available in America and other countries.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ford Fiesta Zetec S British Premier

Earlier this year, the new Fiesta was unveiled at the motor show in Geneva. And now Ford is planning to present its sports version in England.

Why exactly Britain was selected by the American manufacturer to introduce Zetec S, new modification of Ford Fiesta hatchback? British are known worldwide as the sports car lovers, plus Ford company has historical context in the UK market.

New sports accents of exterior design hints relationship with Verve concept.

Basic Ambient version equipped among other things with ABS, five airbags, audio. Trend version comes with fog lights and climate control unit. There are also more expensive "eco-version", which comes with TDCi 1.6 litres diesel. Engine exhaust contains only 99 g CO2 per kilometre.

In the higher price category - Ghia, Titanium and Sport, with equipment list which additionally includes Bluetooth, rain sensor, on-board computer, 16 - inch rims (Sport).

There are six engines available. Petrol 1.25 litres (60 hp and 80 hp) power units and 1.4 liter and 1.6 liter engines with capacity 96 and 120 hp respectively. Two diesels, except for mentioned above 1,6 TDCi output 90 hp there is also 1.4 litres 68 hp diesel.

The sales of a new Fiesta Zetec S can be expected no earlier than this autumn.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Citroen C3 Picasso First Official Photos

Citroen presented first official photos and features of new compact C3 Picasso.

This boxy minivan of just over four metres length assembled on the Peugeot 207 platform, despite seemingly small size, provides a quite spacious and comfortable interior and trunk.

Citroen C3 Picasso will be equipped with four engines: turbo diesel 90 and 110 hp (1,6 L) and two gasoline 95hp (1.4 liter) and up to 120 hp (1.6 liter).

Minivan world premiere will be held in October at the Paris motor show, while sales in Europe will begin in late 2008 - early in 2009 (depending on the country). Thanks to the universality of C3 Picasso its competition will be among minivan class - such as Opel Meriva, as well and Hatchback - such as Nissan Note.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Volkswagen VW Gol

Volkswagen plans to soon begin selling a new generation of its budget car named Gol. Despite the apparent similarity of names, there is no relationship to the famous VW Golf.

It's not well known that Volkswagen is the main and largest European automaker in Brazil, since from 1953. Volkswagen five assembly plants employ 21,000 Brazilian workers. German automotive firm, in 1970 became the first to sell its cars in South America auto market, which "paved" road to all other European producers. And it is not surprising that after such a multi-year exclusive relationship with South American continent, German designers have developed a practical inexpensive car specifically for its people. The new model Gol based on Volkswagen Polo. Exterior design - combination of basic features and body lines of Tiguan, one of the most successful models of German manufacturer, somewhat modified form of front and headlamps original geometry.

Potential Gol buyer can choose between 1 liter 70 hp engine and 1.6 litres 103 hp 5-cylinders engine. Both work with gasoline and ethanol.

Gol production scheduled for 2009 and will be available in five and four doors (base) versions. VW and also thinks about the possible release of Gol wagon and pickup.

Moreover, beyond South America, the company intends to "conquer" Russia auto market, as well as India and Africa, and possibly Asian too. Volkswagen plans are ambitious but real. Sales in 2007, excluding Brazil, exceeded 581,000 cars. This figure exceeds the previous one, for 2006, up 32%.