Land Rover her brought us a lovely little gift on a Tuesday morning – the manufacturer has just unveiled their all new, superbly sexy and pretty powerful Discovery Sport SUV.
Designed to be an entry level Land Rover, the new Discovery Sport is the new, updated version of what used to be called the LR2 or Freelander. And believe you me, it’s not just the name that has changed. This new compact SUV – as the company describes it – is everything you would ever want, and the some.
First things first, let’s start at the power. The Discovery has a 2.o litre, turbo engine that powers out 240 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. It’s US version is a 9-speed automatic while Europeans can choose between the 9-speed automatic and a 2.2 litre SD4 turbo diesel six-speed manual (or 9-speed automatic) that clocks 190 horsepower. (more…)
Over the past couple of months, we have been carefully keeping an eye on any developments involving the new. 2016 Mazda MX-5. And while there has been countless artists impressions and speculative renderings, today the company released the first official teaser image.
Ok, so right of the bat, you can’t really see anything. The entire car is covered under a massive cloth, so no details emerging just yet.
However, what we can see (sort of) is the shape of the much anticipated car. Mazda is adamant that the 2016 MX-5 will look nothing like the current model, so we are very keen to see what lies beneath the cloth. (more…)
After teasing us with their sneaky teaser clips, Audi has finally revealed the much anticipated, all new, Audi S1.
The reveal is also way ahead of it’s planned debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March – but it seems that Audi fans worldwide (and perhaps Audi themselves) couldn’t wait to see the S1 out in the open.
The S1 is sort of a variation of the Limited Edition Audi Quattro. The company had promised that they would be designing and manufacturing a car that will be the production model of the Quattro – enter the S1. (more…)
2013 is almost at it’s end, and it’s time to reflect. In the automotive industry, that means its getting closer and closer to the time of choosing the various ‘Car of the Year’ champions.
The European Car of the Year awards are exclusively for automobile manufacturers that are based in, you guessed it, Europe.
However, what makes this award slightly different than it’s American counterpart or the World and Performance Car of the Years awards, is that the Europeans tend to focus more on efficiency rather than flash. Although – most of the worlds leading super car manufacturers hail from Europe… (more…)
2014 looks to be a great year in the automotive industry. Some really fancy and powerful cars are gearing up to make their official debut to the world.
With so many to choose from, it might be impossible to say which one’s are mostly anticipated by car fans across the globe.
The new A8 from Audi was revealed last night in Miami. The design looks pure Audi – very understated, classy. If there is anything negative to say it is probably that the new A8 looks a bit boring. Nothing inspiring about it and looks like a bigger A4.
One would think that as the flagship of the Audi range the A8 would be something special, but as car designs go it looks like Audi is stuck in automotive groundhog day with it’s saloon cars.
The interior looks cluttered and it doesn’t really look like the neatest place to be with a whole host of buttons all over the place, no doubt to control every conceivable feature known to man. Still, that’s no excuse to create such a chaotic environment for it’s passengers when we’ve seen so many automakers move away from the button overload from a few years back so efficiently.
All in all then first impressions isn’t that great.
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