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South Korea’s Kia, Hyundai eye to sell 8.2 million units in 2015

SEOUL: Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s top two automakers set their 2015 sales target at 8.2 million units after topping the 8 million mark in 2014. Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Mongkoo said in his New Year’s remarks to employees Friday that the group, the holding company of the two carmakers, aimed to produce and sell 8.2 million ... Read More »

Built with LG’s Advanced System, Mercedes CES Semi-Autonomous concept to detect hazards

BERLIN: Mercedes-Benz Chairman Dieter Zetsche will deliver the keynote address and pull the cover back on a semi-autonomous vehicle concept. Built with LG’s Advanced Drive Assistance System, the Mercedes CES concept will be able to detect hazards in the road ahead and brake accordingly, stay within a lane and automatically dim headlights when there’s oncoming traffic. Of particular interest is ... Read More »

Donkervoort releases D8 GTO Blister Berg Edition with 2.5-litre turbo TFSI Audi 5-cylinder engine producing up to 280kW & 450Nm

BERLIN: Dutch sports car maker Donkervoort has released a preview image of a new model it is planning, called the D8 GTO Blister Berg Edition. It’s named after the Blister Berg Drive Resort in Germany where it recently set the record for a production car. This probably means it will be a tuned and tweaked version of the D8 GTO, ... Read More »

Nissan unveils new Sport Sedan Concept at the New York show

TOKYO: Cars lovers have seen the new Sport Sedan Concept that Nissan revealed at the New York show and also the Detroit Motor Show. They also announced that the new Nissan Maxima will be inspired by the Sport Sedan Concept. Besides getting some of its design elements from the Sport Sedan Concept, the new Nissan maxima will also be getting ... Read More »

200 horsepower £30,000 Ariel Nomad off-roader introduced with 4-cyclinder, 6-speed mannual garebox

SYDNEY: Ariel Motor Company has introduced off their new model named Ariel Nomad which will be showcased at Autosport International in January. Described by Ariel Motor Company boss Simon Saunders as being the “Atom’s mucky brother”, the new two-wheel drive Nomad comes with a significantly higher ground clearance and has chunky tires suitable for off-roading. The off-road vehicle also benefits from ... Read More »

Dodge releases SRT Hellcat burnouts with 8-speed automatic transmission, runs ¼ miles in 11 seconds

SYDNEY: Dodge has released a new video which shows the best Dodge SRT Hellcat burnouts of 2014. Featuring 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat, the video features plenty of tire shredding action. It must thanks to their supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine 707 bhp (527 kW) and 650 lb-ft (880 Nm) of torque. We remind you, 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat ... Read More »

2015 Daihatsu Move launched with 660 cc three-cylinder gasoline engine

TOKYO: The latest iteration of Daihatsu’s popular JDM small car adopts a new design language for the 2015 Daihatsu Move. Dictated by the kei car regulations, the Move has a compact footprint and hence relies on its height to create a sense of roominess. The large high-mounted headlamps, rectangular grille and secondary airdam, contoured sheet metal body and a upright ... Read More »

Donkervoort releases D8 GTO Blister Berg Edition with 2.5-litre turbo TFSI Audi 5-cylinder engine producing up to 280kW & 450Nm

BERLIN: Dutch sports car maker Donkervoort has released a preview image of a new model it is planning, called the D8 GTO Blister Berg Edition. It’s named after the Blister Berg Drive Resort in Germany where it recently set the record for a production car. This probably means it will be a tuned and tweaked version of the D8 GTO, ... Read More »

Next generation BMW 7-Series to have 6-cylinder turbodiesel under the hood, Malaysia to get G12

AMSTERDAM: The next generation BMW 7-Series is revealed at a latest Facebook fan page. These pics were uploaded to the Facebook fan page of a Swiss BMW fan club, and were first published by AutoWeek Netherlands. The model here is the G11, which is the short wheelbase companion to the long wheelbase G12. Malaysia will likely get the long wheelbase ... Read More »

Ford to introduce sports car with 6-cylinder EcoBoost units

TOKYO: You have probably all heard of the ‘EcoBoost’ name which is a sub-brand reserved for Ford’s latest environmentally-conscious turbocharged engines. Two applications have reportedly been registered at the US Patent and Trademark Office for EcoBeast. Could this be an extension of EcoBoost? It’s believed Ford may soon give the EcoBeast name to performance versions of its upcoming EcoBoost engines. ... Read More »

Japan-Australia free trade agreement: Retail prices for some models to be drop by $1000

MELBOURNE: Subaru has announced that it will commit to pass on savings generated by the recent Japan-Australia Free Trade Agreement, seeing retail prices for some models drop by as much as $1000. Thanks to the reduction in import duty, the entire Forester range now costs $1000 less, all XV models are reduced by $750 and the Impreza range is $500 ... Read More »

Dodge releases SRT Hellcat burnouts with 8-speed automatic transmission, runs ¼ miles in 11 seconds

SYDNEY: Dodge has released a new video which shows the best Dodge SRT Hellcat burnouts of 2014. Featuring 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat, the video features plenty of tire shredding action. It must thanks to their supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine 707 bhp (527 kW) and 650 lb-ft (880 Nm) of torque. We remind you, 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat ... Read More »

Donkervoort building D8 GTO Blister Berg limited edition

AMSTERDAM: Dutch carmaker Donkervoort is building a limited-edition version of its D8 GTO. To fill you in on who Donkervoort is, it’s the carmaker responsible for the aggressive take on the open-topped Caterham Seven, unveiled in 2012. As the D8 GTO, the Seven gained huge wheel arches, snake fangs (of sorts) at the front end, big wheels and tyres along ... Read More »

Toyota Corolla lashes out all brands in Australia: Becomes most sold car in 2014

SYDNEY: The Toyota Corolla was Australia’s top-selling car for the second year in a row as sales of our historical favourites, the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon, hit a new rock bottom. The Corolla may be the world’s biggest selling vehicle, with more than 40 million sold since 1966, but it has only ever hit the top of the Australian ... Read More »

McLaren V8 engine, 625C sports care to be released in mid 2015

SYDNEY: McLaren’s Sports Series models are currently under testingMcLaren’s Sports Series models are currently under testing. McLaren has been one of the top supercar makers and now it has released the official pictures of its upcoming sensation belonging to Sports Series. Across all the major forms in social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram etc. where McLaren advertised its ... Read More »

Under testing McLaren V8 engine sports care to be released in mid 2015

SYDNEY: McLaren’s Sports Series models are currently under testingMcLaren’s Sports Series models are currently under testing. McLaren has been one of the top supercar makers and now it has released the official pictures of its upcoming sensation belonging to Sports Series. Across all the major forms in social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram etc. where McLaren advertised its ... Read More »

$280,000 McLaren 650S: Twin-turbo V8 covers 96km per hour in 3 seconds

San Francisco: The menacing orange wedge parked at the curb might look like a car, but it’s really a mobile showcase for the latest in automotive technology. “McLaren makes sports cars, but we really consider ourselves an engineering firm that happens to make automobiles,” says John Paolo Canton, spokesman for the British company that has long roots in the ultra ... Read More »

2016 Cadillac CTS-V to crush BMW M5, Mercedes E63 AMG with 640 horsepower

DETROIT: Cadillac is gearing up for a barrage of new model arrivals in the next 12 to 18 months, the highlight of which will be a flagship sedan called the CT6. We’ve already seen the start of the brand’s new model onslaught with the unveiling of the ATS-V sedan and coupe at the recent 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The ... Read More »

Built with LG’s Advanced System, Mercedes CES Semi-Autonomous concept to detect hazards

BERLIN: Mercedes-Benz Chairman Dieter Zetsche will deliver the keynote address and pull the cover back on a semi-autonomous vehicle concept. Built with LG’s Advanced Drive Assistance System, the Mercedes CES concept will be able to detect hazards in the road ahead and brake accordingly, stay within a lane and automatically dim headlights when there’s oncoming traffic. Of particular interest is ... Read More »

Donkervoort releases D8 GTO Blister Berg Edition with 2.5-litre turbo TFSI Audi five-cylinder engine producing up to 280kW & 450Nm

BERLIN: Dutch sports car maker Donkervoort has released a preview image of a new model it is planning, called the D8 GTO Blister Berg Edition. It’s named after the Blister Berg Drive Resort in Germany where it recently set the record for a production car. This probably means it will be a tuned and tweaked version of the D8 GTO, ... Read More »