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Renault Wind Gordini Gets Official at Geneva 4
Mar
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Event Coverage, geneva, Geneva Motor Show, renault, Renault Wind Gordini, Wind Gordini on 03 4th, 2011

Here is another charmer of a vehicle that got revealed at Geneva. Renault has officially unveiled the new Wind Gordini at the Geneva Motor Show.The Gordini has got a traditional Malta blue exterior with white racing stripes, altogether in a royal yet distinctive appearance.

It has also got a gloss black roof in addition as well as Glacier white accents. The vehicle rides on 17-inch diamond alloy wheels.

When we consider the interior, we could see that the vehicle has been equipped with additional two-tone leather seats.

The interior has attained exceptional beauty with blue and white door straps, a sport steering wheel, and a Gordini gear knob.

Under the hood, there is something unfortunate waiting for you. The engine options the same as that of the standard model- turbocharged 1.2-liter petrol with 100 PS (74 kW / 99 hp) and 152 Nm (112 lb-ft) of torque as well as a naturally-aspirated 1.6-liter petrol with 133 PS (98 kW/ 131 hp) and 160 Nm (118 lb-ft) of torque.

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Audi Q5 Hybrid Gets an Official Unveiling 4
Mar
Posted by Alex Ion in Audi Q5, Audi Q5 Hybrid, Automotive News, crossover, Event Coverage, geneva, Geneva Motor Show, hybrid, hybrid SUV, SUV on 03 4th, 2011

Audi has officially unveiled the Q5 Hybrid at the Geneva motor show. The vehicle was announced last year.  The Audi Q5 Hybrid comes in an altogether exceptional form.


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It has got exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels as well as chrome exhaust pipes. The vehicle features plenty of hybrid badging as well.

To talk about the power source, the auto features a 155 kW (211 PS / 208 hp) 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine and a 33 kW (45 PS / 44 hp) electric motor.

The engine churns out a combined output of 180 kW (245 PS / 241 hp) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque. The Q5 Hybrid takes 7.1 seconds to accelerate from 0-100 km/h. It boasts of a top speed of 222 km/h (138 mph).

Above all, the unparalleled vehicle exhibits average fuel consumption of less than 6.9 L/100km (33.60 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of 159 g/km.

It is perhaps one of the most fuel-efficient crossovers. The vehicle also makes the lightest hybrid SUV in the world.



Lancia Flavia Stuns Geneva 4
Mar
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Chrysler 200 model, European showrooms, Event Coverage, geneva, Geneva Motor Show, Lancia Flavia on 03 4th, 2011

The stunning Lancia Flavia has made its introduction at the Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle is being claimed as a unique interpretation of the Chrysler 200 model, augmenting many stylish features.

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The Lancia Flavia saloon comes with a conservative Bright Black finish with polished metal features on the front bumper, door handles, side mirrors and boot lid. The interior has got dark leather cabin.

The Flavia convertible comes with a White Zenith exterior color offset by a Black Lava roof. It offers an Ivory White leather interior with black accents and beige Alcantara. The auto rides on 17-inch alloy wheels.

The other new features incorporated in the vehicle include new Lancia signature grille, fog lamps, and LED rear lighting. It also offers Bluetooth, electronic stability control, electronic traction control, multi-function steering wheel and six airbags.

Flavia will be available with Fiat’s 1.6-liter 105-hp (77-kW / 105-PS) MultiJet engine initially. This is mated to an automatic transmission.

Well, the manufacturer has plans to launch the vehicle with a manual transmission and other engine options. The Lancia Flavia is said to hit European showrooms later in 2011.



2012 Kia Picanto Debuts in Geneva (Video) 2
Mar
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012 Kia Picanto, auto show, Automotive News, city car, Event Coverage, geneva, Sub-compact on 03 2nd, 2011

It’s called the ‘Morning’ in South Korea. The fully-redesigned second generation 2012 Kia Picanto has been premiered at Geneva. Compared to the earlier models in the family, the new Picanto boasts of more cultured character and sports a bolder design.

To be rolled out as a five-door globally, and sportier three-door body for Europe, the 2012 Kia Picanto comes a charmer with an bolder front bumper, sweptback headlights, flame surfaced doors, side skirts, tail lights and a roof spoiler. Lovely design lines and sporty alloy wheels add to the Picanto charm.

A worthy contender in the sub-compact city car segment, the car will launch during the fag end of 2011 with four super-efficient engines, including a 1.0-liter three-cylinder, available in petrol, flex fuel and bi-fuel versions, as well as a 1.2-liter four-cylinder petrol.

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The car maker says that the engines will return 69 (51 kW / 69 hp) to 85 PS (63 kW / 84 hp), while torque could be anything between 94 (69 lb-ft) to 121 Nm (89 lb-ft).

The 2012 Kia Picanto will also come with a 1.0-liter bi-fuel engine that would produce 82 PS (60 kW / 81 hp) and 94 Nm (69 lb-ft) of torque. The car will boast of CO2 emissions in the levels of 95 to 105 g/km or 90 and 100 g/km with the optional engine start/stop system.



Maybach 57S Cruiserio Coupe Also to be Present at Geneva 28
Feb
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Exelero concept, Fredrik Burchhardt, geneva, Maybach 57S Cruiserio Coupe, Xenetac on 02 28th, 2011

Though the sales of its new vehicle Maybach 57S Cruiserio Coupe in Saudi Arabia hasn’t started, the manufacturer is all set to unveil the same at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

The vehicle is designed by Fredrik Burchhardt, the same designer behind the Exelero concept. The most acclaimed features of the auto are as follows: It features a 6.0-liter V12 engine that produces 603 hp (450 kW / 612 PS) and 738 lb-ft (1,000) Nm of torque.

This makes it capable to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5 seconds and offers a top speed of approximately 275 km/h (172 mph). It is expected to feed on an average fuel consumption of 16.4 L/100 km (14.3 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 390 g/km.

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However, the manufacturer has made it clear that the production is limited to 100 units. Maybach 57S Cruiserio Coupe comes with a starting price of €675,000 ($929,685).



2012 Mercedes SLK to Boast of Magic Sky Control Roof that Blocks UV & Infrared Rays 1
Nov
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012 SLK, Automotive News, Autostyle, Car Styling, Death Valley, Detroit, geneva, Infrared rays, Magic Sky Control roof, mercedes, Modified car Talk, UV on 11 1st, 2010

Mercedes has come out with a new Magic Sky Control roof that is incorporated with the 2012 SLK. The company has tested the vehicle with their new addition that promises to keep cabin components (shifter, armrest, etc) up to 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) cooler than a standard sunroof.

The device is claimed to be powered with the capacity to block the dangerous UV and Infrared rays. The switch located on the overhead console allows the chromic glass roof to darken within seconds and this block the harmful rays from penetrating to the interiors.

The car was tested repeatedly by the company and sp cams have spotted the car at the Death Valley. Engineers are making it ready for a perfect launch, scheduled for 2011. The launch may likely occur in Detroit or Geneva and the company has given great expectations for the auto lovers around the globe although they are still to come out with the authentic tech-specs of the vehicle.

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