The 2015 Geneva Motor Show is one of the most important auto events in the world and every carmaker is preparing its hot models for an official release. Renault manufacturer is now exception and is just a couple of days before releasing the RS Trophy model.
First, the Renault French carmaker is bound to keep the model out of our sight, as it only revealed a teaser image with the upcoming RS Trophy, showcasing the car`s wheels with the RS logo, as well as a handful of specifications. Rumors have it that the upcoming RS will embrace the Clio name.
Next, the Renault Clio RS Trophy is also rumored to come with some aggressive body parts, larger wheels, just like the ones seen in the teaser image and other important sporty features that will make is stand aut from the crowd.
The first two images with the upcoming Volkswagen CC Concept have been officially unveiled by the German carmaker, the model coming ready to set the paces at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, next week.
We are actually talking here about two sketches revealing the long-rumored CC Concept model with a much sportier design than what we have seen so far at a regular Volkswagen, translated trough a lowered roofline and more sharped feature at the front and rear end.
Just beware that this the Volkswagen CC Concept is just another concept from the company and we are not sure how would the production variant look like, or how it would be named, but will surely get its 100 percent inspiration from these sketches.
Jeep is on a big pay-role these days, as the legendary North American carmaker is ready to close up the deals with the Jeep Wrangler Black Edition II, which will be officially unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. But until then, the model was unveiled on the web in two images, along with some spicy features.
The Jeep Wrangler Black Edition II is sharing some common features with the Wrangler Sahar, but is also coming with some of its own tweaks, concerning the body as well as inside and under the hood.
Starting with the exterior where everything is black, the Jeep Wrangler Black Edition II will tweak the black badges on the body, the black grille inserts, the black headlight surrounds, the black Mopar fuel cap, as well as the black 18-inch alloy wheels.
Hyundai released official pricing details for the new i30 model in the United Kingdom. The South Korean model will go on sale this week with a starting price of £15,195. The base model is a five-door hatch fitted with a 1.4-liter powerplant.
With a total output of 100 horsepower and a standard manual transmission, it promises decent performance and good fuel consumption. Next up is a 1.6-liter 120 hp version which starts from £16,895 if you opt for the manual transmission (wagon body style only) or £17,895 for the hatchback variant but fitted with a new seven-speed automatic gearbox.
The entry-level diesel is a 1.6-liter engine producing 110 hp or 136 hp. It can be fitted with the same seven-speed dual clutch gearbox but prices will increase.
Volkswagen decided to introduce the new Touran MPV, a model that brings plenty changes compared to the outgoing version. To begin with, the German utility vehicle is now 13 cm longer while riding a longer wheelbase as well.
In conclusion, it has now a cargo capacity of 1,040 liters and is capable to accommodate up to seven passengers. The engine range is quite consistent as the new Touran rides the MQB platform which also makes it about 60 kilograms lighter.
Under the hood you will find a base 1.2-liter TSI with 110 hp as well as more powerful 1.4-liter and 1.8-liter engines with 150 hp and 180 hp. The diesel range comes with a 1.6-liter 110 hp version as well as two 2.0-liter units that develop between 150 and 190 horses.
The Porsche has been long rumored to work on the new-generation Panamera sports car, as some spy shots have just emerged with the model, which reveal the interior as well. As seen in the shots, the test mule with the 2017 Porsche Panamera will come with lots of interesting updates.
In terms of body style, as it appears from the shots, the 2017 Porsche Panamera will come with a longer and sleeker body style than the present model and will stand as well on a new platform, developed by the Volkswagen Group.
The new platform is called the Modular Standard Platform, coming with a front engine and a rear- or all-wheel drive configurations, which are also seen on the new Bentley Continental and Flying Spur. The MSB will prove its efficiency, as it is built up from lightweight materials, which contribute to the car`s higher performance.
It’s not only Skoda that released a special edition for more than one model in the range. Dacia is also following this new trend with their Laureate Prime edition for the Logan, Sandero and Duster.
At the exterior, the Romanian models will stand out thanks to the special Cosmos Blue finish and the Dark Metal accents on the side mirrors caps and alloy wheels. Step in the cabin and you will find a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, electric front windows, climate control and a two-color upholstery.
If you are in the UK, that’s great for you as the UK-spec versions also get a 7-inch touchscreen display part of the new MEDIA NAV Evolution navigation system.
Kia released full details about their GT Line grade for the cee’d model. We talk about the coupe, hatchback and wagon variants of the South Korean model. At the exterior, the GT Line models bring LED daytime running lights, revised bumpers, 17-inch alloy wheels, new side sills and a revised exhaust system.
In the rear you will also find LED taillights while interior features include a bunch of GT Line badges, a new steering wheel, black & white leather upholstery, aluminum pedals and USB connectivity.
Besides the styling improvements, the GT Line grade also brings a new 1.0-liter turbo engine producing 120 horsepower and 172 Nm of torque. A tweaked 1.6-liter diesel producing 133 horsepower and 285 Nm of torque is also available.
It seems that the Czech folks at Skoda are on the wave lately as they revealed the new Edition variatns for the Fabia, Rapid, Octavia and Yeti, just days away after their latest special edition model, the Skoda Octavia RS 230.
The special edition models come to celebrate 120 years of existence for Skoda and they are ready just in time for the Geneva Motor Show, the long-awaited automotive event that will start early next month. As you can see, a total of four models in the range received this treatment.
We are quite surprise that the new Superb sedan is not on the list but we guess that the company picked the Yeti instead of the Superb in order to offer a larger variety of choices, therefore, get more interest from all types of customers.
Honda released official details and photos on the Euro-spec HR-V crossover. Slated to go on sale this summer, the new Honda HR-V comes with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine producing 130 horses as well as a 1.6-liter i-DTEC with 120 horsepower.
A standard six-speed manual transmission is available for both models while a CVT is optional. Interior tweaks for the Honda HR-V includes a 5-inch touchscreen display part of the infotainment system, Bluetooth, USB and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as a Garmin Navigation system.
There’s also the Magic Seats 60:40 split system as well as an increased trunk capacity of 453 liters. Fold down the seats and you will get over 1,000 liters of luggage space.