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2012 Hyundai Sonata Facelift Unveiled 21
Jul
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012 Sonata, Automotive News, Facelift, Hyundai on 07 21st, 2011

Korean carmaker Hyundai seems less enthusiastic about the release of its face lifted models. May be that’s why the company has made the unveiling of its 2012 Sonata facelift a quiet affair.

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However, the car looks stunning and is distinct from the present market model. The face-lifted version comes equipped a revised grille, restyled mirrors, LED taillights and new 18-inch alloy wheels.

Though the alterations seem to have brought in minimum changes to the interior, we find a handful of higher quality materials, revised trim and a cooled glove box have been included. Hyundai hopes to keep on the legacy of its earlier mid-sized sedan with the mild tweaks.

The car will continue with the default 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine giving 165 hp (123 kW / 167 PS) inSouth Korea. However, the 2.4-liter edition of the face-lifted 2012 Sonata will be changed to fit in the new turbocharged 2.0-liter which pumps out a power of 271 (202 kW / 275 PS).

 



Audi A5 Sportback Gets a Facelift 14
Jul
Posted by Alex Ion in audi, Audi A5 Sportback, Automotive News, Facelift on 07 14th, 2011

Audi has impressed the auto world with the unmasking of a newly facelifted A5. The updated vehicle has increased its dimension to a little degree. The A5 has increased proportions by one millimeter (0.04 inches) in each direction, and that has made the A5 Sportback is now 4.71 meter (15.45 ft) long.

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That has also made it the longest Audi, when compared with the A5 Coupé and Cabriolet measuring 4.63 meters (15.19 ft) in length. The front and rear fascia have also been made stylish with remodeled light clusters.

Under the hood, the Audi A5 sports a 3.0 TFSI, a supercharged V6 producing 200 kW (272 PS / 268 bhp). In comparison, the S5 Sportback, Coupé and Cabriolet models have the 3.0 liter TFSI with 245 kW (333 PS / 328 bhp), while the former S5 Coupe comes with the more fuel consuming 4.2 liter V8 unit.

The 125 kW (170 PS / 167 bhp) 1.8 liter TFSI unit comes with enhanced features to let it return a greater fuel-economy (5.7 l/100 km or 41.27USmpg).

The face lifted Audi A5 Sportback 1.8 TFSI base model quotes a price of €33,350 in Germany.

 



2012 Toyota Hilux Facelift Official 14
Jul
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Facelift, Hilux, TOYOTA on 07 14th, 2011

The Toyota Hilux has got a facelift. The upgrade of the Japanese major’s pick up truck is expected to help it do some good business in market. The official unveiling of the 2012 Toyota Hilux has let us fall in love with the pick up.

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The new variant comes with a sleek exterior with the cosmetic surgeries bringing on a revised grille, a new front fascia and restyled headlights. However, the inside of Hilux appears less altered, except for a new instrument binnacle, restyled dashboard and an updated 6.1-inch touch screen display for infotainment.

The European edition of the four door pick up equips a 2.5-liter D-4D engine upgraded with variable nozzle turbocharger, pumps up a 144 PS (106 kW / 142 PS) and 343 Nm (253 lb-ft) of torque.

This all-time favorite D-4D engine not only boosts 24 PS (18 kW / 24 hp), but also only have reasonable CO2 emissions of 193 g/km and reduced fuel consumption of 7.3 L/100 km.



Lotus Evora Facelift Heads for Frankfurt 11
Jul
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Evora, Facelift, Lotus on 07 11th, 2011

The modified Evora from the Lotus stables will be on show at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. Though not many details are available at the moment, it is being said that as many as 147 improvements had been injected into the model with a focus on improving quality.

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That means the car will get a new transmission, a sportier exhaust and higher quality interiors. Lots is also expected to equip its lineup with a convertible and a high-performance version. It has also been pointed out that points there is a possibility of a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 with approximately 400 hp (298 kW / 406 PS) power train. We need to expect a plug-in hybrid variant that might debut in another two years.

The new face-lifted Evora is expected to sport a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine. Besides, it will also have two electric motors that would be helping the vehicle race from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Reduced CO2 emission of 55 g/km could also be the norm.



Aston Martin Rapide Facelift Spied 27
May
Posted by Alex Ion in ASTON MARTIN, Automotive News, Facelift, Rapide on 05 27th, 2011

This time we have for our readers, the latest spied shots of Rapide Facelift. Just have a look.  It is likely that the front bumper will feature an updated design and new air intakes.

With a new rear bumper and a rear spoiler a little bigger than on the current model, the face lifted Rapide is changed at its rear end.

The rear parking sensors are located higher up. Expected to be launched sometime between late 2012 or early 2013, next Aston Martin Rapide may also get a new engine variant too.

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As you know, Aston Martin presented Rapide as a concept car at the North American International Auto Show way back in 2006 and later introduced it in 2010. So, all set for a test drive in Facelifted Rapide?

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Jaguar XF Facelift Shown at NY 21
Apr
Posted by Alex Ion in Event Coverage, Facelift, Jaguar, XF on 04 21st, 2011

The New York Auto Show has given us a glimpse to the face lifted Jaguar sedan. Jaguar unleashed its stylish, bolder and innovative XF and will hopefully hit the market by 2012.


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The new XF is highly inspired from the earlier XJ. The bold exterior is stunning with its freshly sported front fascia incorporating a revised grille and bi-xenon headlights merged with LED daytime running light.

The refreshed exterior is complemented by new alloy wheel choices and paint hues. There’s a new hood, modified front fenders and redesigned LED taillights.

Interior designs are subtle but include improved seats, revised switchgear, a digital instrument cluster, instrument panel, optional 1200W Bowers & Wilkins premium surround sound system , and a new infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen display.

Engine options carry over with the exception of a new 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel that produces 190 PS (140 kW / 187 hp) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8.5 seconds, hit a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph), and average 52.3 mpg UK (5.4 L/100km / 43.5 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 149 g/km.

 



Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe Get Facelift; US Debut by Mid-August 29
Jun
Posted by Alex Ion in Accord, Automotive News, Facelift, honda, Honda Accord, Honda Accord Coupe, Honda Accord Sedan on 06 29th, 2010

Come August and the US car mart will get to see face-lifted versions of the Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe. The 2011 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe are set to drive in sporting new additions, including enhanced fuel economy capabilities.

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To be available either as a sedan or a coupe in 4-cylinder and V-6 variants, the 2011 Honda Accord will boast of a spruced up exterior, stylish interior and also a new leather-equipped Special Edition (SE) trim level. Honda is also said be incorporating enhanced capabilities in aerodynamics, engine friction and transmission gear ratios, in its bid to make sure added fuel economy.

The car maker has said in a press release that the EPA fuel-economy ratings for Accord 4-cylinder sedan models equipped with an automatic transmission returns fuel efficiency at 23 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

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A new wheel design will be part of the spruced up package. Further, new stylecomponents would be accorded to the front grille, front bumper and rear deck lid, it said.

Additional features include a rear-view camera, USB input, memory seats, and paddle shifters. The Special Edition trim, in the meantime, would come with heated leather seats, leather-covered steering wheel, and lumbar support for the driver. Wait till mid-August to get a first taste of the upgrade.







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