Wednesday 25 July 2012

Teaser: 2013 Kia Carens/Rondo

Kia has announced that it will launch the third-generation Carens compact MPV at the Paris motor show in late September.

Previewed in the pair of teaser images, the new Carens will be visually bolder than its predecessors and more upscale.

Wednesday 4 July 2012

Photo Gallery: 2013 Fiat 500L

Fiat has detailed the new 500L sub-compact MPV, ahead of first European deliveries in October 2012.

Based on the Punto platform, which dates back to 2005, the 500L is available in four trim-levels, with three different powertrain options, two transmissions, and numerous options.

Tuesday 3 July 2012

R.I.P: Sergio Pininfarina passes away aged 85

Renowned automotive designer, Sergio Pininfarina passed away last night at his home aged 85.
Pininfarina, honorary chairman of the Pininfarina Group, ran an automotive design house of the same name and is credited with some of the most iconic automotive designs over the last 50 years.

Big in Spain: Fiat proves popular in Spain

Although car registrations have fallen 8.2% in June, sales of Fiat soared by 21.6% last month as the firm shifted 1,900 units and 10,091 units during the first six months, representing a 5.3% year-on-year decrease.

The 500 city-car accounted for nearly more than half of sales, with 734 units sold – thanks in part to advertisement featuring Fernando Alonso. The new Panda nabbed around 689 units of the 1,900 cars sold.

Leaked: 2013 Renault Clio IV

Leaked images of the all-important Renault Clio IV have surfaced onto the web via Renault Ireland.

Boasting the firm’s new distinct design language, previewed by numerous concepts, the new Clio IV features lots of curves and creases, with large headlight clusters, chrome window line, and hidden rear door handles lending a more dynamic and sportier look.

Monday 2 July 2012

Leaked: 2013 Honda 'kei-car'

Leaked patented images of an upcoming Honda kei-car have surfaced onto the Web.

The unnamed city-car will be heavily inspired by both the 1970s N600 and the 2011 N Concept 4 that was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show last year. Unlike the tiny N600, it will have five doors.

Say what: Nine-year-old steals EV at gun point

A nine-year-old boy held bystanders at gunpoint before stealing an electric car and embarking on a 19mph (30km/h) joyride in Western Sweden on Tuesday 26th June.

The youngster screamed “it’s loaded” as he pointed the gun at stunned onlookers who watched the boy trying to break into an EV parked near a block of flats in the Gothenburg suburb of Kortedala.

Spied: 2014 Range Rover Sport

The new Range Rover Sport has been spied for the first time undergoing testing in Northern England, outside the firm’s Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire.

At first glance, spies thought it was another Range Rover Vogue, but a closer inspection revealed it was actually the Range Rover Sport.

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