Sunday, October 5, 2014

2014 Formula 1 : Hamilton wins Japanese Grand Prix

2014 F1 Japanese GP Winner - Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05

  • Race called after 44 laps
  • Bianchi hits rescue vehicle after Sutil crash
  • Hamilton declared winner ahead of Rosberg and Vettel

October 5, 2014 - Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix after a serious incident for Jules Bianchi caused the race to be red flagged.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Third-generation Kia Sorento set for European premiere at Paris motor show

2015 KIA Sorento

  • European premiere on 2 October at Paris Motor Show
  • Sophisticated new design for third-generation Kia Sorento SUV
  • All-new bodyshell improves ride, handling and crash safety
  • Improvements to NVH and a step-change in interior quality and design

September 29, 2014 - The all-new Kia Sorento will make its European premiere in Paris on 2 October, exhibiting a unique blend of style, practicality and technology, which builds on the success of the outgoing model. The new SUV's smoother, swept-back profile and deeply sculpted surfaces introduce a higher level of sophistication for the third-generation model, delivering a premium look and feel, with more space and numerous innovative features.

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Enhanced Kia Venga to be revealed at Paris show

2015 KIA Venga

  • Refreshed look for upgraded Kia Venga on car's fifth anniversary
  • Compact MPV has a new face and more sophisticated cabin
  • Enhanced Venga on sale in Europe from early 2015
September 29, 2014 - Five years after launching the Kia Venga, Kia will reveal an enhanced version of its popular compact MPV at the 2014 Paris Motor Show on 2 October. The refreshed model features a new-look front and rear, a more sophisticated cabin, new alloy wheels and an expanded range of options.

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Enhanced Kia Rio set for Paris show world premiere

2015 KIA RIO

  • Enhanced Kia Rio to be unveiled at 2014 Paris Motor Show
  • B-segment Kia's makeover gives exterior and cabin a fresh appearance
  • Enhanced Rio range on sale in Europe from early 2015

September 29, 2014 - Kia will celebrate the world premiere of an enhanced Kia Rio at the 2014 Paris Motor Show on 2 October, featuring a number of improvements to maintain the competitiveness of its global best-selling car.

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2014 DTM : Mattias Ekström flies to victory in the dunes

2014 DTM - Zandvoort winner : Mattias Ekström -Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline - Audi RS 5 DTM

Swede Mattias Ekström was victorious in the ninth season round of the DTM at Zandvoort in The Netherlands and thus secured the first victory for Audi this season. In a thrilling closing stage of the race, the 36-year-old worked his way up through the field in an impressive way and claimed the lead. The two times’ champion finished ahead of the newly-crowned champion Marco Wittmann and Martin Tomczyk (both BMW), who were second and third respectively. “In the DTM, racing is always extremely hard and today was no exception. After all the bad luck of the past months, now, things were running perfectly for us at last. I enjoyed every lap of this race,” said a delighted Ekström after scoring his fourth DTM career win at Zandvoort.

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All-new Honda Civic Type R: unrivalled against the brand's iconic performance flagship models

Honda Civic Type R -Concept II

  • Unmatched performance compared to all previous Type R cars, including Civic, Integra, Accord and NSX
  • Thrilling turbocharged 2.0 litre i-VTEC engine producing more than 280 PS, sets new standards on power, torque and engine response
  • All-new ‘+R’ mode for enhanced on-track driving thrills
  • High-revving performance red-lining at 7,000 rpm, mated to slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission
  • Innovative new four-point adaptive damper system delivers ultimate handling for enthusiastic driving
  • Additional ‘steer axis’ system minimises torque steer for exceptional traction
  • Striking luminous blue Type R Concept model shown on Honda stand

September 29, 2014 - With the automotive world about to descend on the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile, Honda has released exciting new details about its eagerly anticipated Civic Type R.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

New Subaru Impreza gets new look, new refinements and now offers eyesight driver assist technology

2015 Subaru Impreza

Cherry Hill, N.J. -  Subaru of America, Inc., which has posted record-breaking sales every year for the past six years, has introduced a comprehensively upgraded Impreza line of compact 4-door and 5-door models for 2015. The Impreza joins the Legacy, Outback and Forester lines in offering the brand’s innovative, award-winning EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

World premiere of the new Golf Alltrack

2015 Volkswagen GOLF Alltrack

Volkswagen introduced the Passat Alltrack to close the gap between the on-road and off-road worlds. Now Volkswagen is transferring this concept to another vehicle class in the new Golf Alltrack. Europe's largest carmaker is celebrating the world premiere of this all-wheel drive model at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris (02 to 19 October). Technical and visual properties of the Golf Alltrack include a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system, higher ground clearance, wheel arch mouldings and flared side sills that offer body protection, newly designed bumpers and many other independent exterior and interior features. Available power units are a petrol engine (TSI) and three diesel engines (TDI) – all are powerful turbocharged direct-injection units. The 1.8 TSI with an output of 132 kW / 180 PS is an entirely new addition to the Golf range. TDI versions of the Golf Alltrack will launch at these power levels: 81 kW / 110 PS (1.6 TDI), 110 kW / 150 (2.0 TDI) and 135 kW / 184 PS (2.0 TDI). The versions with 180 PS and 184 PS transfer their power to the all-wheel drive system via a 6-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG) as standard.

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The new Mercedes-AMG C 63: Powerful High-Performance Athlete

2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63s

AFFALTERBACH : September 24, 2014 - Pure fascination and breathtaking dynamics – the new Mercedes-AMG    C 63 sets benchmarks. The high-tech drive, the signature AMG handling and the high level of individuality in equipment choices guarantee an utterly unique driving experience. The top model in the C-Class line-up is driven by a 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine closely related to the power unit that provides breathtaking propulsion in the Mercedes-AMG GT. The power spectrum ranges from 350 kW (476 hp) in the C 63 to 375 kW (510 hp) in the C 63 S. With an unrivalled fuel consumption figure of just 8.2 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined), the C 63 is the most fuel-efficient eight-cylinder car in the high-performance segment. The extensive range of standard equipment includes the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers, the mechanical rear locking differential and the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programmes. The highly exclusive “Edition 1” is available from market launch.

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Openly sporty: the new Audi TT Roadster and the Audi TTS Roadster

2015 AUDI TT Roadster

  • Compact roadster makes an impression with authentic design and dynamic driving properties
  • Innovative Audi virtual cockpit replaces analog displays
  • Board Member for Development Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: “Further improved in-car technical experience”

INGOLSTADT : September 24, 2014 - Purity in its most beautiful form: Audi is presenting the new TT Roadster* and the TTS Roadster* at the Paris Motor Show. The compact two-seater sets new standards in design, drive, and suspension. A particular highlight in the third TT generation is the Audi virtual cockpit. For the first time, the digital instrument cluster provides all information within the driver’s field of vision – a concept that is causing a sensation. This has already led to the Audi TT’s new display and control system receiving the Car Connectivity Award and the honor of Interior Innovation of the Year at the Automotive Interiors Expo Awards.

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