2015 Ford Focus gets priced in the UK

September 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Ford decided to release the official pricing figures for the new Focus, namely the facelift model. Seen for the first time at Geneva, the Ford Focus facelift kicks off at £13,995.

A premiere for the company is the Perpendicular Parking system, the new Ford Focus being the first to get this system. The entry-level version is followed by the Style, Zetec, Zetec S, Titanium and Titanium X, with the latter starting from £21,795.

Ford Focus facelift

Ford Focus facelift

Other features found on the new Focus are the SYNC2 infotainment system, an 8-inch color display, MyKey technology and much more.
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Kia debuts new K4 sedan at Chengdu

September 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The South Koreans at Kia unveiled the new K4 sedan at the Chengdu Motor Show, an event which takes places in China. As expected, the new K4 will be sold only on the local market as it is build by the Dongfeng-Yueda-Kia joint venture.

The new model is not a surprise as we’ve seen the concept model that previewed this car few months ago at Beijing.

2015 Kia K4

2015 Kia K4

In terms of performance, Kia offers a quite large range of units including a 1.8-liter petrol engine with 146 horsepower and 175 Nm of torque as well as a 2.0-liter unit producing 162 hp and 194 Nm of torque.
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Volkswagen Reported to Build Factory in Thailand

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The Volkswagen German based automaker is ready to head to Thailand, where an impressive factory is due to be built, under the Eco2 program that Thailand has successfully initiated.

We are talking about a report taken from a German newspaper stating that Thailand would have approved the building of a factory belonging to the Volkswagen Group.

Volkswagen Reported to Build Factory in Thailand

Volkswagen Reported to Build Factory in Thailand

The German automaker would be tax secure and would receive a lot of customs advantages, with the sole condition of producing more than 100,000 units and start delivering by 2019.

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Jaguar XJ Caught on Shots in the UK

September 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The Jaguar automaker has sent the high-end XJ model, for some road tests in the United Kingdom, before releasing it onto the market.

With the first generation to be launched in 2009, the automaker is now preparing a second generation, the model coming with some minor changes at the body.

Jaguar XJ

Jaguar XJ

The prototype seen here caught on camera, is wearing a light camouflage that gives us the chance to see revised front and rear bumpers, as well as a changed radiator grille and Full-LED-beams.

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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Coming with Interesting Upgrades

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Even if the Chevrolet North American based automaker hasn’t specifically customized the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban models in terms of visuals, the two big SUVs have still received a lot of upgrades inside and under the hood.

The company`s largest SUVs are well equipped with a lot of technology and new connectivity, meaning the insertion on the OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless phone charging and hands-free lift gate.

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban

Sandor Piszar, the director of Chevrolet Marketing, stated that the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban are best fitted for families who appreciate the real values of the two SUVs in terms of efficiency and comfort.

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2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS Caught on the Nurburgring in Video

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The long-rumored 2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS was caught on a video while performing some tests on the Nurburgring, with the model to sport a new engine.

The 2015 Porsche Cayenne is ready to receive a new sibling, the GTS version, which will be standing between the Cayenne S and the upcoming Cayenne Turbo S, completing thus the gaps between the two of them.

2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS

2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS

The model caught here in video, is a test mule, indicating that we should expect some slight modifications for the final GTS version.

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Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 Carbon Look Edition Introduced in Japan

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The special edition from the Mercedes-Benz German based luxury automaker, the only SLK 200 Carbon Look Edition, has been recently introduced in Japan, the model coming with interesting features from AMG.

The Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 Carbon Look Edition was launched on the Japanese market, tweaking some fine finishes and some AMG goodies.

Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 Carbon Look Edition

Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 Carbon Look Edition

First, the Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 Carbon Look Edition is coming in a right-hand steering wheel, being manufactured only in 100 units, each one setting you back at 49,000 euros, or 6,700,000 yen.

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2015 Lexus NX High-End Model Launched in Australia from 55,000 AUD

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The Toyota`s subsidiary Lexus has taken its entire NX fleet to Australia, where the cheapest model will be sold for a rough 55,000 AUD, starting with October 27th.

For that price, you will be getting a front-wheel layout version, while the all-wheel system will set you back for an extra 4,500 AUD.

2015 Lexus NX

2015 Lexus NX

Besides the layout, the base 2015 Lexus NX will also feature a lot of tweaks inside, like heated front seats, rearview camera, satellite navigation system, cruise control, keyless entry, or the rain sensing wipers.

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Honda XR-V debuts at the Chengdu Motor Show in China

August 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Honda pulled the wraps off the new XR-V SUV at the Chengdu Motor Show in China. The model is basically the Chinese brother of the Honda HR-V and is going to be available exclusively in China.

At the exterior, you will see a lot of similar styling cues but a new front bumper, fog lights and mirror turn signals are available.

Honda XR-V

Honda XR-V

The taillights and rear bumper also received some improvements but that’s largely all the modifications brought by Honda.
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Volkswagen Lamando debuts at Chengdu

August 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Volkswagen finally decided to introduce the new Lamando, former known as the NMC. The model is based on the New Midsize Coupe concept seen at Beijing and is designed exclusively for the Chinese market.

The new Volkswagen Lamando is basically a Jetta CC for the Chinese market and will be built locally, so the costs will be as low as possible.

Volkswagen Lamando

Volkswagen Lamando

It underpins the well-known MQB platform and is expected to start at 180,000 yuan which is a little over $29,000.
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