• Archive for the ‘Trends’ Category

    Nissan’s Vehicle Weight Reduction Strategy

      Do you think Nissan car products are light enough? Apparently Nissan feels they are not as the soon to be released Infiniti’s (the luxury division of Nissan) new Q50 will be Nissan’s first model to use a new grade of steel developed by Nissan Motor Company and partner steelmakers. This newly developed 1.2 gigapascal [...]

    Honda Recalls 2005 Honda Pilot; 2005-2006 Acura MDX and 2005 Acura RL

    According to a recently published statement by Honda America, the recall of approximately 101,000 Honda Pilot vehicles, 60,000 Acura MDX vehicles, 21,000 Acura RL vehicles( from the 2005 model year) and approximately 800 Acura MDX vehicles (from the 2006 model year) will be conducted. The identified area of concern according to the report is the [...]

    All New 2014 BMW 3-Series GT

    Ahead of its Geneva Motor Show launch next month, BMW just unveiled its 3-Series Gran Turismo which is targeted to go on sale in North America this summer. As expected this GT coupe is mechanically identical to the 328i and 335i sedans; riding on a similar platform with the same trims available for the 3series [...]

    MINI ALL4 Racing wins the 2013 Dakar Rally

      The 2013 edition of the Dakar Rally has come and gone and the winner is the MINI Countryman ALL4, manned by the duo, French driver Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret. Just like other vehicles like VW, Landrover(Race2Recovery team), Isuzu D-max, etc; the MINI Countryman is a modified version of the stock version of this [...]

    WORLD PREMIERE: 2014 Mercedes Benz CLA-CLASS

    It’s totally fresh and thrilling, yes, talking about the newest member of the Mercedes Benz family which was officially unveiled in Detroit. To cap the newness of this vehicle model, the CLA comes with a drag coefficient of just 0.23 Cd, with a grand claim as the most aerodynamic series production car ever created, according [...]

    2013 GMC Terrain Denali

    The 2010 GMC Terrain Denali AWD debuted at the 2009 New York International Auto Show, however it shares engineering features with the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox of that year. This new updated design for 2013 features a new range-topping 3.6-liter V6 (rated at 301 hp and 272 lb-ft. of torque), to go with an all-wheel-drive in [...]

    China to overtake Europe in Car Production

    According to a new report as stated by financial times, it is very likely that China will build more passenger cars and light commercial vehicles than the whole of Europe for the first time ever this year. This marks a major milestone for the country’s auto industry. Based on projections by analysts (IHS, LMC Auto [...]

    Toyota Camry Flops in Crash Test

    In line with recently conducted tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Honda Accord/coupe and Suzuki Kizashi came out tops with ‘good ratings’ whilst at the bottom of the 18-sedan list where Toyota Camry and Pruis v. The test results is summarized below: Midsize 2013 models that received a “Good” rating in the [...]

    FRSC launches New Class ‘E’ Commercial drivers’ licence

    Today will mark the official flag-off of a new commercial drivers’ license by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), which is described ‘as part of on-going resolve to restore the integrity of the driver’s license’. According to the Corps Public Education Officer, Jonas Agwu, the processes involved in obtaining the commercial ( “E” class ) [...]

    Mercedes Benz Cars Recalled due to Fire Risk!

    Approximately 5,800 Mercedes-Benz S-Class(S400,S550,S550 4MATIC,S63AMG),C-Class(C300,C300 4MATIC), E-Class(E350), E-Coupe, GLK(GLK350,GLK3504MATIC), and CL-Class(CL550,CL63 AMG) manufactured between April 18, 2011 -July 12, 2011 for the U.S market have been recalled due to fire risk. As further described in the notification, the main problem is a potentially faulty fuel filter flange ‘due to issues during the injection moulding process [...]

    2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe

    BMW has unveiled the new M6 GranCoupe. As demonstrated in the very enticing preview video, the M6 GranCoupe is a clear winner designed to be an ultimate sports sedan. Powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that develops 560 HP (412 kW) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque which is capable of accelerating from [...]

    The 2013 Skoda Octavia officially unveiled

    The compact segment of cars will soon be hit by a completely redesigned Czech Republic machine set to create new standards in its segment. Riding on VW’s (parent company) new MQB platform, this model has an evolutionary design with a prominent grille, a sloping roofline and a distinctive rear door “fin”. This model is however [...]

    The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift

    If you know anything about the current 2012 E-class(which has been in place since 2009), what should immediately come to mind on seeing these leaked photos is the fact that the pair of head-lamps are in one(whole)piece. Without a doubt the new separate single-piece head-lamps replace the current quad configuration of the soon-to-be outgoing version. [...]

    2013 Hyundai Santa-Fe

    The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe was originally released at the New York Auto Show early this year in April where 2 versions (two rows and three rows) of this Crossover SUV where in display. But recently at the L.A Auto show, more emphasis was on the market version of the 3row Sante Fe with a [...]

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