news

Golf 4Motion Packs Lighter, Fifth Generation All-Wheel Drive

Golf 4Motion Packs Lighter, Fifth Generation All-Wheel Drive

Fuel economy increased by 15% over previous generation

A few months after introducing the front-wheel drive, seventh generation Golf, Volkswagen is ready to debut the all-wheel drive 4Motion Golf with a fifth generation Haldex all-wheel drive system.  The latest all-wheel drive system gives a...
29.01.2013 | 2244 views | 0 comments
Lotus Launches E21 Formula 1 Car

Lotus Launches E21 Formula 1 Car

Lotus hopes to be third in championship in 2013

Lotus has revealed its 2013 Formula 1 chassis that it calls the E21. It is the first team to show its 2013 car, and the biggest surprise is how little change there is. As expected with few changes in the rules, the look of the car has not changed ...
28.01.2013 | 600 views | 0 comments
Car Sharing Set to Become Major Business Over Next Decade

Car Sharing Set to Become Major Business Over Next Decade

BMW slowing service growth to remain profitable

BMW has decided that 2013 will be the first year that it earns a profit from its car sharing service DriveNow that it operates with car rental company Sixt. To make the two-year old service profitable, BMW will slow down the service's growth t...
28.01.2013 | 410 views | 0 comments
Toyota Retakes Title as World Auto Sales Leader

Toyota Retakes Title as World Auto Sales Leader

Beats General Motors and Volkswagen Group

Toyota has retaken the crown as world leader in auto sales. It sold 9.75 million cars in 2012, a 23% improvement over the previous year. These figures include its subsidiaries Hino Motors and Diahatsu Motors. That beats the 9.29 million cars sold ...
28.01.2013 | 639 views | 0 comments
Subaru's First Hybrid Likely Being Revealed in New York

Subaru's First Hybrid Likely Being Revealed in New York

Previous concept showed car as a five-door wagon

Subaru showed a concept for its first hybrid vehicle concept in 2009, and it appears that Subaru may have its first hybrid on the road by the end of the year. Rumors indicate that its hybrid will be revealed at the New York Motor Show in March and...
28.01.2013 | 429 views | 0 comments
Rumormill: Porsche's Ferrari-Fighter Getting Quad-Turbo Flat Eight

Rumormill: Porsche's Ferrari-Fighter Getting Quad-Turbo Flat Eight

Slated for 2017

There is a rumor circulating that appears so unbelievable that it really beggars belief. A rumor started in Automobile that Porsche's rumored Ferrari-fighter with the codename 960 will use a quad-turbo, 3.9-liter flat-eight engine with ab...
28.01.2013 | 2788 views | 0 comments
Peugeot Completing Final Testing of 208 R5

Peugeot Completing Final Testing of 208 R5

Customer orders begin in March

Peugeot is completing its final testing of the 208 R5 customer rally car before customer orders will start in March. The most recent test was a four-day test at a gravel rally around Riboux, France, driven by Irish rally driver Craig Breen.  ...
28.01.2013 | 1504 views | 0 comments
Daimler, Renault-Nissan and Ford Will Collaborate on Fuel Cells

Daimler, Renault-Nissan and Ford Will Collaborate on Fuel Cells

Sign agreement with mass market vehicle as soon as 2017

As we reported on Friday, Mercedes is delaying its fuel cell B-Class that was originally meant to be on sale by 2015 because current fuel cell technology is too expensive. There was speculation that Daimler and its technological partner Renault-Ni...
28.01.2013 | 433 views | 0 comments
Kia Ceed GT and Pro_ceed GT Will Be Revealed at Geneva with 201hp

Kia Ceed GT and Pro_ceed GT Will Be Revealed at Geneva with 201hp

Also has LED running lights and 18in wheels

Kia has confirmed that the Pro_cee'd GT and Cee'd GT will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5. The cars will be the most performance-oriented Kia models ever and will be powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 201hp and...
28.01.2013 | 2633 views | 0 comments
Audi Nearly Takes Top 3 in GT Class at 24 Hours of Daytona

Audi Nearly Takes Top 3 in GT Class at 24 Hours of Daytona

Chip Ganasi Racing Wins Daytona Prototype Class

Audi brought its top men the 24 Hours of Daytona and was nearly awarded with the top three positions in the GT Class. The Audi Customer Racing Teams, which were driven by Audi factory drivers for this race, finished first and second. A third Audi ...
28.01.2013 | 2189 views | 0 comments
close