Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 Mazda 3 Pre-Show Rumor Round Up

The Los Angeles Auto Show is almost upon us and come November 19th/20th there will be a huge list of announcements from Mazda about the 2010 Mazda 3 including new in-car options, engine output ratings, more official 2010 Mazda 3 photos and possibly even availability/pricing information.
Before the Los Angeles Auto Show begins we’re going to review what we already know about the 2010 Mazda 3 through leaked interior photos, the rumor mill and both spy and official photos of the new generation’s exterior.
The 2010 Mazda 3 is Mazda’s top selling model with Mazda selling over 80,000 Mazda 3s from January to August 2008 alone. To say the 2010 Mazda 3’s redesign is crucial to Mazda’s future success would be a significant understatement.
With the introduction of the 2009 Mazda 6, Mazda has upped the ante on the level of luxury expected in the Mazda 6’s car class. Now the 2010 Mazda 3 will also raise the bar (again) on what compact “economy” cars are capable of by adding the new dashboard layout seen in the second generation Mazda 6. One obvious difference between the Mazda 6’s new layout and the 2010 Mazda 3’s layout is in the two-tier dashboard.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Fast And The Fourious

There are Fast and the faourious posts.

Aston Martin One-77 — new image

After the seeing only a dark, single-sided image of Aston Martin’s ultra exclusive One-77 we’ve decided to shed some more light on the future supercar. Here is an exclusive TopSpeed rendering of the car that will cost £1 million (the current exchange rate puts the car at about $1.9 million.)
The new Aston should appear next year with a carbon fiber chassis and a handcrafted aluminum body. Powering the supercar should be a 7.0-liter V-12 engine that may share bloodlines with Mercedes. What especially makes this new car one for the elite is the planned production run limited to 77 cars.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Škoda announces Superb Estate pricing (UK)

Prices for the award-winning new Škoda Superb Estate have been announced. Prices start at just £17,715 OTR for the Superb Estate S with the 1.4 TSI 125bhp engine. With class-leading legroom and boot space, a long list of standard equipment and Škoda’s legendary great value, the Superb Estate sets a new standard for estate motoring.
The Superb Estate will be available in three trim levels, S, SE and Elegance. A choice of six engines will be offered, three petrol and three diesel, ranging from the entry-level 1.4 TSI 125bhp to the range-topping 3.6 V6 260bhp DSG 4x4.
The estate will carry a premium over the hatch of £1,050 for the S trim and £1,200 for SE and Elegance models. A complete price list is below.
Škoda’s newest flagship model goes on sale 26 February 2010.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Volkswagen Passat named as Large Used Car of the Decade

The fifth generation Passat, produced between 1996 and 2005, has been awarded the coveted title of Large Used Car of the Decade by the used car valuation specialists, CAP.
Now in its sixth generation, the Passat was originally launched back in 1973 and, over this 36 year period, has become one of the most successful models for Volkswagen. To date, more than 16 million Passats have been produced worldwide with over half a million being delivered to customers in the UK.

Volkswagen Routan to Feature WiFi From Autonet Mobile in the US

Volkswagen has announced they will offer Autonet Mobile Wi-Fi internet access in their Routan minivan.
The dealer installed system offers internet access for all Wi-Fi enabled devices, effectively turning the Routan into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. Built on Verizon Wireless' mobile data network, the wireless internet plan uses 3G and 2.5G cellular data networks to offer broadband speeds and extensive coverage.
Monthly subscription plans start at $29 for 1GB of access while 5GB plans cost $59 a month.
According to Autonet Mobile's CEO, Sterling Pratz, "Consumers want to extend their living room lifestyle to the vehicle and want the ability to use internet-driven applications - gaming, email, IM, internet radio, and other entertainment and information services - while on the road. We're thrilled to be a part of the revolution that is making the minivan the cool vehicle to own."
Although we doubt this will increase the sex appeal of a VW badged Dodge Grand Caravan, the usefulness of Wi-Fi internet access is hard to deny.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Aston Martin Carbon Black Edition V12 Vantage And DBS Announced, Earmarked For Australia

ASTON MARTIN HAS announced special versions of its DBS and V12 Vantage supercars, bearing the name Carbon Black Edition.

While specific numbers have yet to be revealed, Aston Martin has confirmed to TMR today that a total of four Carbon Black Edition models have been allocated for Australia.
Of the Carbon Black Edition, three V12 Vantages and One DBS have been confirmed for Australia, if the orders are there,” Marcel Fabris, Operations Manager for Aston Martin in Australia told TMR.
The special edition Astons are finished in a ‘Carbon Black’ paint, which Aston says has been formulated with a subtle metallic twist for “a deep rich patina”. Applying the unique paint by hand takes 50 hours, and is a process that includes a number of stringent quality checks.
The V12 Vantage gets a genuine carbon fibre side strake, backed by a black mesh, while special gloss-black 10-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels feature at each corner.
A bright finished grille, along with parking sensors - an optional extra for the ‘regular’ model - completes the exterior treatment.

Obsidian black leather features inside, with contrasting silver coarse hand-stitching. A piano black finish is featured on the centre stack and centre console, along with anodised black tread plates and Carbon Edition sill plaques.

The standard seats of both cars are replaced with light-weight carbon fibre and Kevlar versions, saving 17kg over the regular items.

Local delivery dates and pricing have not been revealed, but more information is expected to be revealed early in the new year. UK and European deliveries commence from March 2010.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A sports-styled Freelander 2 for the 2010 model year

In showrooms early next year, the Freelander 2 Sport will be available with two derivatives and two colours – Santorini Black and Lago Grey. Both will feature exclusive 19" limited edition diamond-turned alloy-wheels, a unique two-tone interior together with a rear spoiler, colour-keyed exterior trim and matching door handles and mirror casings.
There is a standard model available in both Black and Lago Grey with cloth interior and one with a sports styling pack available only in Lago Grey.

A unique two-tone interior is introduced on both derivatives, in contrasting Ebony and Storm. The derivative featuring the sports styling pack will offer a leather interior and the standard version with a cloth/leather interior. The sporty theme continues through the cabin, with an Ebony-coloured centre-console and lower fascia complemented with two-tone door casings
The Freelander 2 Sport goes on sale in January 2010, priced from £26,695 on-the-road.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Škoda Scoops Two Top Gear Awards with Yeti and Superb

Škoda is delighted to receive not one but two BBC Top Gear Magazine Awards - for the recently launched Yeti and the class-leading Superb
Top Gear, one of the industry's most recognised and respected publications, named the Yeti as its 'Family Car of the Year' while the Superb was voted 'Luxury Car of the Year'. In its 10th year, the Top Gear Awards run across 24 international editions and recognise the most exciting and innovative cars launched in the last 12 months.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

First official photos of new Volkswagen Amarok

The Amarok, which will be available as a four-door double cab version from launch with a single cab model to follow in 2011, combines the robustness of a pick-up with innovative technology, high safety standards, excellent fuel economy and Volkswagen standards of comfort, quality and durability.
Production of the Amarok is about to start at the Volkswagen factory in Buenos Aires, Argentina ahead of its worldwide launch starting in its native South America in early 2010 and in Europe next summer, with first models expected to be in UK Volkswagen Van Centres in September 2010.
The Amarok has a generous payload capacity of up to 1.15 tonnes and maximum towing limit of 2.8 tonnes. Its 2.52 m² cargo area has the largest dimensions in its class at 1,555 mm long and 1,620 mm wide, plus a best in class width between the wheelarches of 1,222 mm, which means that for the first time on a mid-size pick-up, it is possible to load Euro pallets sideways, saving on space.
Volkswagen will be putting the Amarok to the test as a support vehicle in the tough Dakar rally in South America in January.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sixth generation of BMW 5 Series Saloon revealed

BMW is pleased to announce the next chapter in the story of one of the most successful cars ever to have been produced. The new, sixth generation BMW 5 Series Saloon offers customers the perfect blend of class-leading powerplants, unrivalled driving dynamics and a sporting yet elegant design to set a new benchmark in the executive class.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Honda CR-V pricing announced (UK)

The new model will be available with a new diesel powerplant – the i-DTEC – and an eagerly awaited automatic gearbox for diesel models. The top-selling SUV’s popular looks have been refreshed with a distinctive new front bumper, grille and revised rear bumper.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Lamborghini super sportscars at 2010 Pirelli calendar worldwide première

Sant’Agata Bolognese, 20 November 2009 - Automobili Lamborghini and Pirelli, once again in partnership: the House of the Raging Bull’s super sportscars were among the luxury vehicles chosen by the tyre manufacturer for the new 2010 Pirelli calendar presentation, which took place last night in London.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Little Mazda2 for U: Mazda2 comes to the US, debut at LA Auto Show

Jim O’Sullivan, President and CEO of Mazda North American Operations announced plans to bring the Mazda2 to the US to a group of dealers in Palm Springs, Calif. The Mazda joins fellow B-car segment Euro entry the Ford Fiesta, which shares close DNA with the Mazda2. Why the rush to bring B-cars to market? Because American drivers just might fancy a perky hatchback with excellent fuel economy.
"You’ve asked us for it for a while now, and we’ve been studying the market to make sure we can make a business case for it across North America,” O’Sullivan told dealers. “As consumers’ tastes and attitudes toward small vehicles have changed, we now believe strongly there is a place in our lineup for a car below our current least-expensive car, the MAZDA3. MAZDA2 will be true to everything that makes our cars stand apart from the competition: it will be stylish, fun-to-drive and a heck of a value. In short, it will be Zoom-Zoom.”

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Škoda Auto Heads Towards Its 2009 Sales Target

The Czech Republic's largest car manufacturer is already very close to its 2009 sales target. With sales of 570,217 vehicles worldwide between January and October, Škoda Auto is just 1.7% below 2008’s record-breaking sales figure.

New Peugeot i0n on sale at the end of 2010

Peugeot has started to take pre-reservations for its electric car, the i0n in the UK. Already the marque has signed letters of intent with a number of companies and local authorities across Europe, for the vehicle to become part of their car-sharing and vehicle fleets.

Maserati GB announces pricing for GranCabrio

Maserati GB is pleased to announce the approved pricing of £95,630 (OTR) for the Maserati GranCabrio. It can be ordered now via the Maserati dealer network and the first right-hand drive examples will reach the UK showrooms in April 2010.

Monday, November 16, 2009

VW introduces Passat Highline Plus

Volkswagen is boosting its popular Passat and Passat Estate range with the addition of a new model, the Highline Plus.

Mercedes-Benz Debuts ML450 HYBRID 4MATIC

Today, November 16, Mercedes-Benz will launch the innovative ML450 HYBRID, the first European full hybrid vehicle to be offered in the U.S. Featuring V8-like power with four-cylinder fuel economy, the ML450 HYBRID features two electric motors and a 275-hp V6 gasoline engine that work together to provide impressive hybrid power, fuel economy of 21 miles per gallon around town and 24 mpg on the highway.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X

New Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is sending the new 911 GT3 RS to the starting line: Delivering even more engine power, offering lower weight, and featuring shorter transmission ratios as well as body and suspension elements upgraded to an even higher standard, the new 911 GT3 RS sets the foundation for homologating the racing version of the 911 GT3 and therefore offers everything it takes for ongoing success on the race track, continuing the series of absolutely uncompromising, sporting 911s homologated for the road.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at

At, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by and how it is used.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie
.:: Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on
.:: Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to and other sites on the Internet.
.:: Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL -

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include ....
Google Adsense

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see. has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.'s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Award-winning horch gives Audi even more cause for celebration

An ultra-race car bearing the name of Audi's "founding father" August Horch has won the top award in the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, very appropriately crowning the prestige car campany's 100 year centenary celebrations.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

New Volvo C70 to be launched in Frankfurt

At its launch in early 2006 ,the volvo c 70 broke new the ground as the worlds first four seater convertible with a reatractable hard top. More than three year on the new volvo c 70 coup/convertible is set to break new ground with a refreshed design to give a car new look, roof up or down .the new c 70 retains the three -piece retractable roof , spacious seating for four adults and class-leading convertible saftey standard as the outgoing model.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Which? Survey: Honda Accord the UK's most reliable car

Honda's new Accord has been named as the UK's most reliable car in this year's Which? car survey, it was announced last week. The car achieved a reliability score of 99%, one of the highest scores ever achieved; closely followed by the new Honda Jazz in second place with a score of 98%.