Monday, June 15, 2009

2010 Kia Picanto: Morning Mini Facelift

Koreans presented updated Kia Morning mini car, known worldwide as the Picanto. This is second facelift for this model, first time was in 2007. As in 2007, design changes turned out barely noticeable - the most obvious changes in the front and rear bumpers, grille, and optics.

Korean version Picanto will come with specific bumper and chrome radiator grille with Soul crossover styling. Interior updates include steering wheel and dashboard.

New Kia Picanto 2010 comes with two engine options: LPI environmentally friendly 1 liter 67 hp four-cylinder and improved 72 hp gasoline engine of the same volume (8 hp stronger compared to the previous generation).

2010 Kia Picanto: Morning Mini Facelift

Sunday, June 14, 2009

New VW Golf Plus BiFuel Goes on Sale in Europe

Wolfsburg company is expanding the model range of its new Golf Plus crossover with an LPG-capable version called Golf Plus BiFuel.

New VW Golf Plus BiFuel

Redesigned four cylinder engine 1.6, delivers 102 hp on petrol and 98 hp on natural liquefied gas. Crossover consumes 9.8 liters of natural gas per 100 km, throwing into the atmosphere 10% less CO2 (159g/km) than when using gasoline.

The new LPG-capable VW Golf Plus is available for sale in the Trendline and Comfortline versions starting from €22,460.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

2010 Kia Forte Sedan: Pics, Details

Kia has announced pricing for its new entry in the compact-car segment, the 2010 Forte sedan.

2010 Kia Forte comes with four-cylinder engines- LX and EX models are supercharged by a 156-hp, 2.0-liter, while the top-spec SX uses a 2.4-liter that produces 173 hp. Four transmissions are available, depending on package - automatic five-speed (LX and EX) or six-speed manuals (SX). The LX and EX semiautomatic has quaternary forward ratios, unless you opt for the EX Fuel-Economy package, which gets the aforementioned five-speed semiautomatic offered on the SX.

2010 Kia Forte Sedan

While looking at Forte, you can immediately understand that the part of the professionalism and spirit, which was used in the Kia Soul design, has been used for this car. Forte was created to impress people. Excellent handling on the road, sensitive and soft suspension, smooth running, which gives the impression of driving a car from the luxury class, two-liter engine, which is the same engine as used in the base Hyundai Genesis, and much more makes us understand that Kia is serious about leading in this class.

The Spectra's replacement is available with prices ranging from $13,695 for the entry-level Forte 2.0 LX to $18,195 for the 2.4 SX Auto.

Monday, June 8, 2009

New Mazda 2-Seater: Mazda2 Based Roadster

Japanese Mazda is planning a new two-seater roadster that would be based on the underpinnings of the current generation Mazda2.

Mazda2 Based Roadster

The proposed two-seater is said to use the same engine range as the Mazda2, including European configurations: 1.3- and 1.5-liter gasoline units and 1.4- and 1.6-liter diesel ones.

Roadster will be competing in Europe against the likes of the forthcoming Renault Twingo CC, the Opel Tigra and the Peugeot 207 CC.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

VW BlueSport Roadster RWD Sportscar Pics

More proof that the concept of a new Volkswagen roadster BlueSport Roadster coming to production - the emergence of official photographs, as well as enough detailed information on technical equipment of the auto we see.

VW BlueSport Roadster RWD Sportscar Pics

Rear wheel drive roadster VW BlueSport first shown at the Motor Show in Detroit, as a future low-cost alternative to the Porsche Boxster. VW BlueSport Roadster has all the chances to become production model and win the hearts of buyers due to the fact that, despite all its sportiness, BlueSport Roadster - a car for life.

VW BlueSport Roadster RWD Sportscar Pics

VW BlueSport Roadster, comes with a line of petrol and diesel engines - including 2.0 liter turbo 180hp TDI engine with 350 Nm torque (to 100 km / h in 6.6 seconds, consumption 4.3 liters per 100 km) with 6 speed DSG, and the 1.4 liter TSI petrol turbo 122 hp engine.

In accordance with maximum fitness for life concept, the VW BlueSport Roadster is equipped with a 112 liters luggage compartment at the rear of the vehicle, as well as an additional trunk in the front, can accommodate a further 70 liters of cargo. Total luggage volume is 182 liters, which is 20% more than the Mazda MX-5.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Mitsubishi i-MiEV All-Electric RWD Minicar

Japanese automakers Mitsubishi Motors Corp has announced the price of its production version of Mitsubishi's pure-electric i-MiEV minicar - $ 47 580.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV All-Electric RWD Minicar

Mitsubishi i-MiEV All-Electric RWD Minicar

Mitsubishi i-MiEV comes with a 330-volt lithium-ion batteries located under the floor, electric motor and on board charging system. The electric motor that drives the rear wheels produces an output of 47kW or 64HP and 180Nm or 132.8-lbs/ft of torque.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Toyota Verso 7-Seater MPV

New generation Toyota Verso minivan will make its world debut in Geneva next week.

New Toyota Verso 7-Seater MPV

With the exception of the Avensis-inspired front-end, the Verso MPV's styling is evolutionary. New Verso is 70mm longer and 20mm wider than the previous model.

New model will have 20% increase in power and torque, as well as a 12% reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions and fuel-consumption. The power train lineup includes 1.6 and 1.8L Valvematic petrol units, paired to either a 6-speed manual or new Multidrive S CVT, as well as 2.0 and 2.2L turbo diesels.