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    2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat pricing and specs.

    The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat super sedan slated for production in 2015 is expected to cost a whopping $63,995; for the stated price you get 707-horsepower make-up right under the bonnet. As you may expect, it takes a V8 engine to produce that much power and from the released photos, this road monster is less [...]

    Why the ‘October 15th horn free day’ in Lagos may not be memorable

      According to several news reports and publicity efforts of the Lagos state ministry of information and strategy, today, October 15th has been set aside as ‘horn free day’. An effort aimed at sensitizing Lagosians on the need to reduce noise pollution from blaring of vehicle horns, as well as improving lane discipline (while driving) [...]

    Mercedes-Benz is winning the luxury battle

    The luxury battle in the U.S. has always been between BMW, Lexus, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Up until 2011, Lexus was the top selling luxury brand in the U.S before being displaced by BMW. However, according to recent sales data, Mercedes’ U.S. sales increased by as much as 14% representing a total of 312,534 units in 2013 [...]

    2014 Bentley Continental GT Convertible

    With a base price pinned at $218,500, the 2014 Bentley Continental GTC is clearly for the heavy pockets and for those that don’t mind just a little more attention than usual. This exquisitely built convertible comes powered with a 12cylinder (VV12) engine capable of producing 567 horsepower at 6,000 rpm with its 6litres capacity. Another engine option [...]

    Toyota to recall 4,000 Tacoma pick-up trucks

    Toyota is recalling an estimated 4,000 2013-2014 Toyota Tacoma pick-up trucks  to fix the discovered valve springs issue which are at risk of cracking or breaking overtime; a condition which can lead to engine failure. The affected engines are the ones powered by the 2.7-liter four-cylinder engines. The common signs as described by Toyota if [...]

    Cars that make Women most appealing

    What kind of car makes women most attractive? What does your car say about you? Well before I answer these questions, here is a little history lesson. Female driving in Nigeria started when Funmilayo Ransome Kuti first drove a vehicle and maybe somehow paved the way for other countless female-drivers which is part of our [...]

    2015 Cadillac Escalade Unveiled

    By far the most stunning Escalade ever to be made; this 2015 Cadillac Escalade is slated to be up for sale in the US by 2014, as usual since the demise of the EXT trim, this breed of Escalade will be available in two configurations – standard length and ESV. Its 6.2-liter V8 engine (standard) will [...]

    Unveiling Datsun GO+ MPV

    Practically out of the blues and unexpected comes the GO+ MPV, which is a 7-seater version of the earlier unveiled Datsun GO by Nissan. The recently revived division of Nissan with their crystal clear goal to savour the emerging market seems to be looking the family way with a 157 inches long, 64 inches wide [...]

    The 2014 Toyota Prado Facelift

    One of the highest selling full-sized SUVs in Nigeria which is currently in a strong contention with its little brother, Toyota Fortuner, will come in 2014 with a face lifted version. The most striking feature of this updated Toyota Landcruiser Prado model is its new fascia with a five-bar grille, a deeper bumper and a [...]

    First jointly-developed Volvo-Geely model set for 2015

    What obviously is a welcomed and applauded move for  Geely and a largely perceived brand dilution for  most Volvo faithfuls  is the inevitable joint development of  Geely and Volvo cars. It’s no news that in 2008 Geely, Chinese auto-maker acquired the Volvo cars division during its near brink of collapse, but not up until now, [...]

    Kenyan Company to produce Cheap Off-roader

    Mobius Motors- a small Kenyan company has started production its Mobius Two, which is a boxy two-door vehicle designed specifically for the rough roads of rural Africa. This 4WD (four-wheeled drive) vehicle comes powered with a Toyota-sourced 4-cylinder petrol engine and rides on a five-speed manual transmission.   The unique selling point of the Mobius Two [...]

    Is this car worth $1million?

     The first thing that comes to mind on seeing this GTR1 supercar crafted by American company,Galpin Auto Sports will be its glaring semblance with the well known retro-styled Ford GT which was built by Ford in (late) 2003 to go on sale in 2004;only a total of  4,038 of these cars were made. Well today [...]

    Original ‘Danfo’ bus production comes to an end

    If you lived in Lagos, Nigeria around the early/mid  90’s, you should know the original ‘Danfo’ bus with its popular rear-engine like the Beetles car. Well, if you happen to be a fan of this popular vehicle like myself, it will intrigue you to know that these vehicles are still actively in production under the [...]

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