Friday 25 May 2012

Spied: 2013 Ford Fiesta facelift

Ford is preparing an update of its popular Fiesta supermini, which launched onto the European market since Autumn 2008.

The model will receive a major facelift, with exterior changes including a reshaped bonnet, headlight clusters, modified bumpers, and an updated rear fascia.

Thursday 24 May 2012

Spied: 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Spies have caught the next-generation Mercedes S-Class luxury sedan undergoing testing in Germany, wearing a thin white disguise.
Gone are the prototype bolt-on rear lights, thick coating on the side profile, and fake bodypanels, revealing more details like the LED rear lights, chrome grille, and front bumper with curvy fog-light surrounds.

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Spied: 2013 Kia Sorento facelift

Kia engineers are pushing the revised Sorento mid-sized SUV to the max!

Spied undergoing gruelling high-speed testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife race-track in Germany, the facelifted Sorento will receive a fully redesigned fascia.

Teaser: 2013 Škoda Rapid

Škoda has released two teaser photos of the upcoming Rapid compact hatchback while road-going prototypes have been spied testing in Southern Spain and Eastern Germany.

A market launch for the Rapid will occur in Winter 2012 and will be positioned between the Fabia supermini and the Octavia compact family car. Not to be confused with the Rapid sold in India, the European Rapid will also be released in China in 2013.

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Spied: 2013 Range Rover

Spies have caught the next Range Rover testing in the UK with minimal disguise.

The newcomer seems to hit the perfect balance between the original Range Rover and the sporty, contemporary styling of the smaller Evoque.

Spied: 2013 Citroën C3

Citroën has begun testing the Brazilian-market C3 supermini.

Although the second-generation C3 has been available globally since late 2009, the French marque still sells the first-generation post-facelift C3 in Brazil.

Leaked: 2013 Ford Transit Connect

The first images of the next-generation Ford Transit Connect have been leaked out of the European Patent Office, several months ahead of schedule.

The images show that the new Transit Connect will adopt a car-like fascia, similar to that of the new Transit but still in keeping with Ford’s Kinetic design theme.

Monday 14 May 2012

Video: Ferrari driver crashes into taxi, killing three [NSFW]

Over the weekend, a horiffic accident took place on Saturday morning in Singapore.

The driver of the ultra-rare Ferrari 599 GTO, indentified as a 31-year-old Chinese business man, Ma Chi, skipped the red light at apporximately 115mph (186km/h) when he plunged into a Hyundai Sonata taxi, carrying a Japanese woman, on the junction of Rochor Road and Victoria Street. The taxi then hit a young male motorcyclist, who escaped with minor injuries. The impact was so severe that the engine of the taxi landed 30 metres away from the accident.

Renault expects Zoe to outsell Nissan Leaf in Europe

Renault has announced that it expects its Zoé electric supermini to outsell the market's first mass-produced compact family hatchback, the Nissan Leaf.

The bold claims come from Renault's anticipated production capacity figures of 150,000 units/year compared with Nissan's current 25,000 units/year for the Leaf.

Barn Find: 1970 Jaguar E-Type

It must be so cool finding vintage cars in the most unexpected places, like a barn, for example.

Depending on the find, these historical cars eventually go on sale in the classifieds. On Craigslist, a classic car dealer is selling this 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II for $14,500, which was found in a barn in New Jersey.

How not to transport vehicles

In China, anything goes, including dangerously overloading a transporter with an additional several vehicles and speeding down the road.

Never mind about road safety or the damage to the other utes, just load your vehicle and go!

Friday 11 May 2012

Video: Hyundai Sonata allegedly catches SUA

Don't you just hate it when your Hyundai Sonata starts accelerating automatically when you're waiting in traffic.

What! Wait, did you just say a Hyundai Sonata!?

Thursday 10 May 2012

Saab UK looking to sell last remaining 9-3 Convertibles

If you were thinking about buying a new Saab but couldn't due to the manufactures bankruptcy, then we have some pleasant news for you.

Exclusively for the UK, Saab Parts UK has successfully secured the sale of the last remaining 26 right-hand drive MY12 9-3 Convertibles, which will be available to buy through the company's national network of 87 Authorised Repairers.

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Spied: 2013 Toyota Auris Tourer

Although development of Toyota's upcoming C-Segment family car is well underway in hatchback form, the Japanese marque will surprise customers with a wagon variant of the aforementioned model.

Cue the new Auris/Corolla Tourer. Spied undergoing testing on a secret test-track in Germany, the return of the wagon variant marks a seven year absences when Toyota axed the Corolla wagon back in 2005.

Spied: 2013 Opel Astra sedan

The Opel Astra sedan has been spied at the Nürburgring racetrack, wearing a fair amount of disguise.
The finished article will share its fascia with the upcoming Astra facelift, which will include bumper inserts above the license plate.

Spied: 2013 Mitsubishi Mirage/Colt

Mitsubishi has begun testing the European-version of the new Mirage supermini on the roads of Germany.

Despite light disguise around the front and rear fascias, external modifications between the European and global models will be minor. Under the skin, the suspension, steering, and engine will be tweaked to suit European tastes, offering improved comfort, dynamism, and power.

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Video: Fiat designers explain 500L design

The main-selling point of the new 500L is its retro design. Although not well-received by some customers, Fiat has released a pair of videos featuring several chief designers speaking about the design process.

The 500L is built at Fiat's new factory in Kragujevac, Serbia and sales in Europe will commence during Winter 2012. Hop over the break to view the videos.

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