Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mazda Kazamai Concept Unveiled at Moscow Autoshow

Perhaps the main Moscow autoshow concept is Mazda Kazamai. Mazda representatives know it, so they brought to Moscow 150 journalists from 22 countries! The Japanese automaker say that they did this car specifically for the Russian exhibition, which has become one of the most important in Europe. Kazamai concept is a precursor of a small crossover CX-5, which will start production next year.

Mazda Kazamai
Kazamai means "struggle vortices" in Japanese. You have to agree, residents of country of the rising sun were always able to express their emotions. Why "struggle vortices"? According to the designers, this word is best suited for machines with such unusual forms. Moreover, the Japanese strongly emphasize the theme of winds - even a huge 22-inch wheels have twisted spokes, which expands to the periphery. Still Kazamai is very practical car. Concept is not much longer than familiar to us Mazda3, but the car offers a much larger interior space. Considering that Kazamai height is 1500 mm, it is actually closer to coupe.

Under the hood Kazamai has new generation 2.0 - litre petrol engine, which comes with 6 - speed manual transmission. Mazda representatives have not yet said how much power this engine develops, however, they assured that he will be 30% more economical compared with the current engine produced the same amount.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Renault Sandero Stepway: Logan Got All Wheel Drive

Renault expands its Logan line, first - touring MCV wagon, then pickup, later hatchback Sandero was presented. And finally so long-awaited event in the family - a crossover, Sandero Stepway. The model so far is intended for South America, specifically Brazil and Argentina. Design is the same as Sandero but with greater clearance and naturally all wheel drive.

Exterior got very minor changes, such as grill and bumpers re-design, roof spoiler and chrome nozzle on the silencer. Under the hood - 110 horsepower, 1.6L engine Hi-Flex (works with bio-ethanol). Diesel dCi will be available later. It is possible that Sandero Stepway will eventually be sold in Europe - indeed Sandero went the same path before the premiere in Geneva.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Chevrolet Cruze Official Photos

General Motors has published the first official photos of new Chevy Cruze (Chevrolet Cruze), which will debut this fall at the motor show in Paris.

The new compact car in the GM line will be equipped with 1.6-liter (112 hp) and 1.8-liter (140 hp) petrol engines and 2.0-liter 150 hp turbo diesel. Sales of Chevrolet Cruze in Europe will begin in March 2009.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Suzuki Alto New Generation

The Japanese Suzuki released the first photos of new generation compact model Alto.

Car will be unveiled at the motor show in Paris in November this year. Alto is production version of the A-Star concept, shown last December at the motor show in New Delhi. As expected, the production model has little to do with the concept. It is expected that Suzuki Alto will be produced in two versions - the budget model will be assembled at the Indian factory, a machine intended for other markets, will be made in Japan. Both modifications will come with petrol 1.0-litre engine that meets environmental standards Euro-5.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Mazda3 Hatchback Pics

The hatchback version of the brand-new Mazda3 will be unveiled at the Bologna Motor Show in Italy this December. Although picture looks like unfinished toy model, its taken from actual trademark application filed by Mazda at OHIM, which is the official European agency responsible for registering trademarks.

The compact draws heavily from Mazda’s latest production and concept cars - the bulgy front wheel arches and the large RX-8 style grille, pair of Mazda6-inspired tail lamps at the rear-end along with a more concave shaped bumper and a steeper rear-window.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Nissan Qashqai Facelift

According to Nissan an updated model Qashqai goes on sale August, 1 this year. Qashqai is one of the brightest and most popular cars at this time in C-class.

Global sales of its Japanese Nissan models began in 2007. Since then, 170 000 units were sold in Europe only. And now the manufacturer intends to spur buyers' interest with updated SUV Nissan Qashqai.

Exterior changed only slightly. High end versions got bigger and bolder radiator grill. Moldings added to the roof, door glass have become more tinted, and the equipment list got, for example, a modern high-quality audio MP3 (Jack).

Updated Qashqai now comes in three versions VISIA, ACENTA and TEKNA.

VISIA standard equipment list includes manual air conditioning, radio CD, support for Bluetooth ®, reverse gear sensor.

ACENTA in addition to all of the above - 17-inch light alloy wheels, photo chromic rear-view mirrors, pleasant central panel lighting and radiator grille, painted in silver tone.

High end Qashqai undergone great changes. TEKNA as before has the pan roof, 6 CD player, leather and Intelligent Key system. In addition to this it will get features like silver exterior moldings on the roof, painted in tone side, rear and trunk door windows. Passenger compartment of TEKNA and ACENTA features modern aluminum accents.

ACENTA and TEKNA have now navigation system, there is a panoramic roof, xenon headlights (optional) and the ESP system.

There are no changes in vehicle motor equipment. Nissan Qashqai as previously comes with two gasoline engines 1.6 and 2 0 litres (115 hp and 140 hp respectively), as well as two 1.5 and 2.0 litres diesels (106 and 150 hp respectively).

Monday, August 4, 2008

Mazda 3 Concept from 19 year old Moscow student

Beautiful, futuristic Mazda 3 for cool girls from the Moscow student known as Grif-1. Yes, unfortunately - this is not the official concept from Mazda, but a term project of 19 years old Moscow student:

"My regular term project. This time the theme was the design of S-class (Golf-class) car. Initially, my aim was to create not the new Mazda, but a competitor for it, that is affordable sporty Hatchback. However, in the end, you get what you get…"

Mazda 3 Concept
Mazda 3 Concept

Mazda 3 Concept

As for me, the car looks not only realistic but also modern, stylish, sporty. А что скажите вы? And what do you say?

The World Smallest Police Cars

I was bored this morning and decided to lookup photos of world smallest police cars. By the way, guess what model proved most popular among law enforcement?

World Smallest Police Cars

World Smallest Police Cars

World Smallest Police Cars

World Smallest Police Cars

World Smallest Police Cars

World Smallest Police Cars

World Smallest Police Cars