The Koreans at Hyundai are preparing the debut of the new i20 as a new prototype was spotted somewhere in Spain. The 2014 Hyundai i20 will come with revised looks and improved engines under the hood.
At the exterior, we will see a new front grille, revised optical blocks, new bumpers and a tailgate spoiler. New wheels and side mirrors are also expected but these changes are not that important.
According to the current details, the new i20 will benefit from a 1.2-liter gasoline engine, a 1.0-liter three-cylinder unit but also from a 1.4-liter diesel powerplant.
With the Formula One in full season now, Mark Weber, the F1 driver for the ex-Red Bull Racing Team, took advantage of trying out the new Porsche LMP1 on the track, finishing the final test session of 2013.
Porsche is preparing to throw the LMP1 into the FIA World Endurance Championship next April. But before that, this session was really necessary to make Porsche observe the new prototype. The test was held at the Algave circuit in Portimao, Portugal, along with the famous Michelin, which will be providing the tires for the car.
The most important, the LMP1`s powertrain was obviously noted, as Porsche is specially customizing it for the Le Mans prototype. It is about a gasoline-burning four-cylinder engine which supports direct injection and two energy recovery systems.
Renault released photos and details on the facelifted Megane Coupe-Cabriolet, a model which will go on sale starting January in Belgium with other markets to follow in March.
At the exterior, the French open-top model features revised bumpers, optical blocks and front grille. The 2014 Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet also features a panoramic glass roof, new wheels and side mirrors.
Inside, buyers will find a revised center console, a 7-inch display, new R-Link multimedia system and revised materials.
The new Mercedes C-Class Estate seems to get closer and closer to debut as new spy images were shot today. With its Sedan counterpart to be unveiled next week, the Estate version is getting ready for a world premiere at the 2014 North American International Auto Show.
The Detroit stage will host the premiere of both models but the sedan version is going to be first on the list.
At the exterior, the German wagon comes with an updated design with features found on the new S-Class as well.
A rumor report from the famous car publication “The Truth About Cars” states that the future of the next-generation of F-150 Atlas might be jeopardized since the aluminum alloy provided by its suppliers, which is supposed to build the car`s structure, doesn’t meet the Ford`s standards and requirements.
In terms of profits and also of the best-selling truck in the entire US, the F-150 Atlas is considered to be the Ford`s cash star, with all the “psychological pressure” it has to put up with from its tough competitors – General Motors and Ram.
In case the future production of the Ford F-150 Atlas will be delayed, then the Ford Company might be in trouble. Worse than that, the production at Dearbon Truck Plant has also been put off for six to ten weeks.
The upcoming German sedan gets yet again in our attention in a new leaked photo showing an undisguised car. As far as we can tell, this picture seems to be snapped off a brochure, not something new in these days.
The 2014 Mercedes C-Class is expected to be seen in world premiere at the North American International Auto Show after its online debut next week.
Under the hood we should find a base diesel engine producing 170 horses, a petrol engine with 156hp and a more powerful 184hp version.
The Porsche 911 Turbo was first launched in 1974 and only came with a coupe, as the car maker considered that an open-top car would not be suitable for real Porsche drivers. Along the years, things have changed with the appearance of the Targa version in 1987, rapidly followed by Turbo Cabriolet.
Now, Porsche is launching the new 2014 911 Turbo S Cabriolet version, which a lot more different than its original Turbo 911, with an electrical top, assistance tech and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Regarding its performance, the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is more impressive than it has ever been. The Turbo S comes with 560 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of massive torque for its twin-turbocharged flat-six engine. It takes the supercar only 3 seconds to 60 mph and has a top speed of 197 mph.
The 2014 Kia Koup is the redesigned Forte lineup, being a sedan with two doors. The Koup has nothing to share with its older siblings, accept its hood and front fenders. It also features a larger trunk with a wider opening.
2014 Kia Forte Koup Turbo comes with new direct-injected engines; for the base Koup EX, the car has a 1.6-liter turbo four, developing an excellent 201 horsepower, an engine that really reveals the strong personality of the car.
The 2014 Kia Forte Koup Turbo relies on its impressive 195 lb-ft of torque to reach 1750 to 4500 rpm. The engine seems to be even more flexible due to its intake and exhaust sides adds, making the car run just smooth, without mattering in which gear you`re on.
SsangYong officially announced that the Korando facelift arrived in the United Kingdom with a starting price of £14,995. The South Korean model comes with revised bumpers, LED daytime running lights, new 17-inch alloy wheels, new Cosmic Blue, Grand White, Silent Silver and Sunrise Red finishes.
Power is offered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine producing 146 horsepower linked to a six-speed manual transmission.
A more potent variant of the same engine produces 172 horses and can be linked with a six-speed automatic as well. Inside, buyers will get soft-touch materials, matte wood grain inserts, a revised dashboard and few other minor tweaks.
Vauxhall decided to reveal new details on the VXR8 GTS, a model which will be seen in world premiere at the upcoming Autosport International.
As its name suggests, we talk about a powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 576 horsepower and 738 Nm of torque, an important boost over the previous model.
Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h will take only 4,2 seconds while the top speed is limited at 250 km/h. Under the sheet metal we find a special Brake-Torque Vectoring system, an improved Magnetic Ride Control system and a revised suspension system.