• Archive for the ‘Trends’ Category

    Honda Recalls 2002-2006 Honda CR-V

    A press statement just released by Honda America confirms the voluntary recall of approximately 268,000 model-year 2002-2006 CR-V vehicles in the United States for inspection and repairs or likely replacement of the power window master switch. As described by the manufacturers, rain water or other spilled liquids may enter through an open driver’s window and [...]

    BMW recalls recent M5 and M6 models

    Clearly described by BMW as a manufacturing error which can cause the oil pump’s driveshaft to separate from the rotor, is a faulty oil-pump needing replacement. To further stress on the need for the recall, this anomaly can lead to premature engine failure owing to speedily dropping oil pressure. The affected M5 and M6 models [...]

    2013 Honda Ridgeline still adamant

    What Honda describes as ‘an extensive mid-cycle refresh for 2012’ is the new Honda Ridgeline truck with the same body style which hasn’t quite changed and is clearly unfazed since its first release in March 2005. According to Honda.com, some of the fresh additions to this model are; an all new high-value Sport trim level, [...]

    The all-new 2014 Mazda6

    The base engine is a 2.0-liter SkyActiv four-cylinder (134 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque) whilst another European-spec Mazda6 will be available with a 2.5-liter engine which produces 189 hp and 189 lb-ft of torque. According to leftlanenews.com, Mazda has yet to release details on U.S.-market powertrains but its Mazda6 will launch in Europe later [...]

    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric drive

    Tipped as the fastest production electric vehicle is the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric drive supercar, which is said to be capable of sprinting from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds with 740 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. These ordinarily are specifications for high-powered, non-naturally aspirated gasoline engine powered cars, but surprisingly, this is an electric [...]

    China’s biggest proving ground opened

    General Motors alongside Chinese partners SAIC, Shanghai GM and PATAC recently opened the biggest proving ground in China. Motorauthority.com describes this move by GM as a reaffirmation of the American automaker’s commitment to the country and the localized development of new vehicles. The $253 million facility is located in Guangde County, in China’s Anhui Province, [...]

    Preview of the all-new Kia Carens

    The all new Carens has an undoubtedly Cerato inspired-tiger face-grille. This doesn’t come as a surprise as this design falls under the portfolio of ex-Audi designer, Peter Schreyer. A whole lot can be said about this recently released pictures of this Korean MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) , as you already may have guessed, this first official [...]

    Volvo unveils the 2013 V40 Cross Country

    Will this model contribute in helping Volvo’s falling reputation in production of passenger vehicles? Ahead of its scheduled debut at the Paris Motor Show on the 27th of September, the 2013 V40 Cross Country was earlier unveiled. Autoblog.com describes the V4o cross county as a scaled-down version of the XC70 wagon which is available in [...]

    The All-New Dacia Logan and Sandero ‘tempting’

    We are just a few days from the very much anticipated Paris Motor show slated for the 27th of September. In the usual manner, car manufacturers unveil their latest models which are very much ready not just for the feasting eyes of the ever teeming consumers; but also in preparation for full fledged market entry. [...]

    The New VW Golf 7

    The new Volkswagen golf clearly has bolder lines and more distinct edges in comparison with the exiting 6th generation. The main body styling hasn’t quite changed but according to topgear.com, this 7th generation golf is 100kg lighter and greener , yet wider and roomier. This golf which rides on the VW-group’s MQB platform is powered [...]

    Expecting the 2014 Cerato re-design sooner?

    The anticipation is steadily building up and according to spy pictures from some automobile photographers, the 2014 Kia Cerato(whose official pictures were released sometime ago) was test driven in a desert. Also, according to motortrend.com, the 2014 Cerato uses an all-new chassis and it appears that the real life prototype is longer, lower, and wider [...]

    The 2013 Range Rover Vogue pictures leaked

    While we anticipate the release of the official 2013 Range Rover vogue, I guess we for the first time have something close to a worthy replacement for the long awaited complete re-design. This design is quite impressive and my guess is that the motive behind the leak is to get as much comments and test [...]

    New frontal car crash test to improve vehicle safety

    In a bid to improving vehicle safety standards especially in crashes, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in United States of America just recently added a new frontal offset crash criteria. According to car.com, ‘the evaluation is called the “small overlap test,” and the first batch of cars to undergo the test performed, well, [...]

    2013 Honda Accord photo preview

    One word that simply describes the 2013 Honda accord is: sporty. As can easily be deduced and equally confirmed by the manufacturers, the wheel base of this model has slightly been shortened, hence the sturdy look of this well crafted Japanese machine. Also, the better accentuated lines that cut across the lengths of the car [...]

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