Sunday, July 31, 2011

2011 Formula 1 : Button wins wet Hungarian Grand Prix

2011 Hungarian GP winner : Jenson Button - McLaren Mercedes, MP4-26

BUDAPEST : July 31, 2011 - Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes) made the right tyre choices in changeable conditions to lead in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.

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2011 SUPER GT : S Road MOLA GT-R wins SUGO GT race

2011 SUGO GT 250 km. GT-500 Race Winners : Masataka Yanagida / Ronnie Quintarelli No. 46 S Road MOLA GT-R - NISSAN GT-R R35

MIYAGI : July 31, 2011 - The "SUGO GT 250km RACE," Round 4 of the 2011 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series, took place at Sportsland SUGO circuit (one lap: 3.704 km x 68 laps) in Miyagi Prefecture on July 31. In the GT500 class race the S Road MOLA GT-R driven by Masataka Yanagida and Ronnie Quintarelli, starting from pole position and running away to a perfect win without ever being threatened by the competition.

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2011 WRC : Loeb wins Neste Oil Rally Finland

2011 WRC - Rally Finland winner : Sebastien Loeb - Citroen Total World Rally Team - Citroen DS3 WRC

Sebastien Loeb took 'one of his greatest' ever wins  in Finland, triumphing on the classic for the second time.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Updated! : The new BMW 1 Series - UK version

2012 BMW 1 Series - UK Version

The all-new, second generation BMW 1 Series occupies a distinctive niche within its segment, offering a unique and rewarding combination of agile, precise handling, improved aesthetics and innovative technology. It remains the only rear-wheel drive car in its class and, with a range of advanced TwinPower petrol and diesel engines, offers a sporty but fuel-efficient proposition boosted by BMW’s EfficientDynamics technologies fitted as standard.

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BMW presented mobility of the future : World premiere of the BMW i3 Concept and BMW i8 concept

BMW i Presentation in Frankfurt am Main

FRANKFURT A.M. / MUNICH : July 29, 2011 - The BMW Group showcases its visions of future mobility in the shape of the BMW i3 Concept and BMW i8 Concept studies. Unveiled for the first time, these concept vehicles provide a glimpse of the first electrically powered production cars from the new BMW i sub-brand, due to be launched as the BMW i3 in 2013 and the BMW i8 in 2014.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Mercedes-Benz presents the luxury van Viano Vision Pearl

2011 Mercedes-Benz Viano Vision Pearl

  • Generous spaciousness combined with an exclusive interior design
  • High-grade vehicle concept on a modern, maritime theme
  • Unique appearance: revised front-end design and special paint finish
STUTTGART : July 29, 2011 - With the Viano Vision Pearl showcar, which will be presented at this year's International Motor Show (IAA) in September, Mercedes-Benz demonstrates what is possible in the van sector. A full leather interior in white/grey, wood floor, brushed aluminium trim, chromatically tinting windows and the Bang & Olufsen high-end sound­ system "BeoSound Viano" make a journey in the Viano Vision Pearl a memorable experience for up to six occupants.

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Honda to build the new Civic hatchback and the next generation CR-V at UK plant

Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) at Swindon, England

Honda has confirmed that both the new Civic hatchback for Europe and the next generation CR-V will be built at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) in Swindon, UK.

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Honda to launch new Civic at Frankfurt Motor Show

2012 Honda Civic Hatchback

Honda will launch the new Civic at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Developed specifically for the European market, the Civic will be offered exclusively as a five-door hatchback and will compete in the C-segment. It will reach European showrooms in early 2012.

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Renault previews New Twingo ahead of world debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

2012 Renault Twingo

New Twingo is the first mass production vehicle to be inspired by the Renault brand’s new design identity. Among the changes are its front end which includes this stylistic renewal, while on the bonnet, the Renault logo has been enlarged and centred in a more vertical position.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

The new ABT Tiguan : Nice to know you can do more

2012 ABT Tiguan

The VW Tiguan is the bestseller of its class in Germany. The brand new version of the versatile compact car continues this impressive story. At ABT Sportsline the car also sets benchmarks as underlined by CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt: "In our SUV range the Tiguan marks the starting point, it is a real lasting success story." Even on its debut in 2007 the ABT Tiguan showed its sporty nature with a powerful and elegant design. “With the new Tiguan we are also focussing on decent but confident style elements”, says Hans-Jürgen Abt. The world’s largest tuner of vehicles from the Volkswagen group also attaches the upmost importance to the “S” in SUV, as each ABT Tiguan is a bit quicker than the series standard model.

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New Ford Explorer : New Standard for SUV Fuel Efficiency

2012 Ford Explorer
  • The completely reinvented Ford Explorer powered by EcoBoost® delivers a class-leading EPA rating of 28 mpg on the highway, besting Honda Pilot by more than 20 percent and Toyota Highlander by 12 percent
  • The hot-selling Ford Explorer – the 2011 North American Truck of the Year – has already doubled 2010 Explorer model year sales volume, with Ford seeing the strongest customer preference for well-equipped, range-topping models
  • EcoBoost engine technology combines turbocharging and direct fuel injection on smaller engines to provide customers the power they want with the fuel efficiency they need
DEARBORN, Mich. : July 28, 2011 – Ford’s hot-selling Explorer is now the most fuel-efficient seven-passenger SUV on the market, delivering an EPA-certified 28 mpg on the highway with an all-new 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine. This is the first application of this advanced engine in North America.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The New Maserati GranCabrio Sport

2011 Maserati GranCabrio Sport

Maserati has taken the GranCabrio convertible to a new level of performance with the new Maserati GranCabrio Sport. With more power, a faster gearshift and a distinctively aggressive look, the Maserati GranCabrio Sport has given Maserati a harder-edged convertible to sit alongside the GranTurismo S and the Quattroporte Sport GT S as the performance flagships of their respective ranges.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mazda unleashes track-inspired ‘black Limited Edition’ MX-5 and Mazda2

2011 Mazda MX-5 Sport - Black Edition

  • Mazda MX-5 Sport Black inspired by this year’s highly successful MX-5 GT race car
  • Mazda2 Black introduces a black vinyl roof, privacy glass and matt black alloy wheels
  • Only 500 and 618, respectively of these Limited Edition Mazdas available for the UK market
Inspired by the highly successful 275bhp Mazda MX-5 GT race car competing in the 2011 Britcar Production GTN Championship, Mazda has introduced two new ‘Black Limited Edition’ models – a Mazda MX-5 Sport Black and a Mazda2 Black – bringing a darker edge to Mazda’s model range.

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Kahn Design launched the revolutionary “Miyagi” edition Bali Blue Range Rover Sport

2011 Range Rover Sport - Miyagi Edition

Bradford/England, July, 2011 – A. Kahn Design have launched the revolutionary “Miyagi” edition Bali Blue Range Rover Sport with a view to aiding the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Honda reveals CR-V Concept : Dynamic new styling of future model

2012 Honda CR-V Concept

TORRANCE, Calif. : July 25, 2011 - The 2012 Honda CR-V Concept provides the first official glimpse of the styling direction for the all-new, fourth-generation CR-V set to go on sale in the United States by the end of the year, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today.

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Lorinser introduces its comprehensive range of modification options for the Mercedes CLS C218

Lorinser CLS C218

There is nothing we can’t do! This is Lorinser’s motto for its comprehensive range of parts for the current CLS C218. The company, based in the south of Germany, has been developing and manufacturing products for personalising Mercedes vehicles from as far back as 1981. In doing so, the innovative Sportservice Lorinser team draws advantage from its experience with just about every Mercedes series. The skills gained form an optimal base for the launch of the exclusive range of modification options for the Mercedes CLS sport limousine. The result is impressive,both in terms of looks and sound: lift-reducing aerodynamic components, significantly enhanced performance, stainless steel exhaust systems with a sporty sound, striking 19 and 20-inch alloy rims and superior interior modifications make for individualised series vehicles.

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2011 Formula 1 : Hamilton takes a brilliant German GP victory

2011 F1 - German Grand Prix winner : Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren Mercedes, MP4-26

NURBURGRING, Germany : July 24, 2011 - A racy Lewis Hamilton put McLaren firmly back into championship contention with a confident win in the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring on Sunday.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Vauxhall Astra GTC: Far more than just a 3-door Astra

2012 Vauxhall/Opel Astra GTC

MILLBROOK/LUTON : July 23, 2011 – Vauxhall’s mid-size coupe challenger caused a stir when it became available to order in June. With a starting price of just £18,495 and dramatic styling from a design team led by Brit, Mark Adams, the GTC is set to wow UK customers and rock the established front runners in its class – the Volkswagen Scirocco and the Renault Megane Coupe.

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The new Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series : The most powerful C-Class of all time

2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series

AFFALTERBACH : July 23, 2011 – Spectacular design, technology transfer from the world of motorsport and driving dynamics at the highest level; the new Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series embodies the new AMG brand claim, Driving Performance, like no other AMG model.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Volkswagen starts production of The new Beetle in Mexico

Volkswagen started production of the new Beetle in Puebla, Mexico

WOLFSBURG / PUEBLA : July 21, 2011 – Volkswagen has officially started production of the new Beetle in Puebla, Mexico. On this occasion Dr. Guido Westerwelle, the Federal Foreign Minister, Felipe Calderón, the Mexican President, and Hubert Waltl, Board Member for Production and Logistics at the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, visited the Volkswagen plant in Mexico.

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Limited special model from smart - Classic and elegant: the new smart fortwo pearlgrey

smart fortwo pearlgrey

STUTTGART : July 21, 2011 - smart is continuing its series of exciting special models with the new smart fortwo pearlgrey. The exclusive graphite metallic paintwork in combination with a silver tridion safety cell and silver alloy wheels creates a classic and elegant appearance. The interior is most notably upgraded by the exclusive leather package in crystal grey (a standard feature). The smart fortwo pearlgrey is available as a coupé and a cabrio with prices starting from €14,490.

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Caterham Cars enters Chinese market

Caterham Seven

Caterham’s legendary Seven will be sold in China for the first time after Caterham Cars signed an exclusive deal with new importer, Courtenay Trading International (CTI).

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2012 Scion iQ : Premium micro-subcompact is world’s smallest four-seater

2012 SCION iQ

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — July 21, 2011 — Scion announced that its 2012 iQ premium micro-subcompact will begin arriving in dealerships this October. The Scion iQ is only 10 feet long yet seats four people, making it the world’s smallest four-seater.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

BRABUS presents Aerodynamic-Enhancement Kit for AMG E- and S-Class Models

BRABUS Aerodynamic-Enhancement Kit for S-Klasse AMG

Haute Couture for the latest Mercedes E- and S-Class models equipped ex-factory with an AMG body styling kit: this is the motto under which BRABUS now presents aerodynamic-enhancement components developed in the wind tunnel. These components lend the AMG models an even sportier appearance and reduce lift on front and rear axle.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

BMW launched M3 DTM Concept Car

BMW M3 DTM Concept car

Just two weeks after the official roll-out of the new racing car for the 2012 DTM season, BMW presented the BMW M3 DTM Concept Car. Dr. Klaus Draeger, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for development, and BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt unveiled the car on Friday evening in the Double Cone building at Munich’s BMW Welt. As part of the DTM event in the Olympic Stadium, the BMW M3 DTM Concept Car will be on show to motorsport fans and visitors to BMW Welt at the weekend.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

DTM 2012: Audi banks on A5

Audi A5 DTM Concept - Rendered!

  • Two-door coupe to succeed the successful A4 DTM
  • Safety standards even higher than before
  • Presentation at the IAA in Frankfurt
INGOLSTADT : July 15, 2011 – Model change in the DTM: From 2012 on, Audi will bank on the A5 in the most popular international touring car racing series. The coupe, which is internally named "R17,” will replace the four-door A4 DTM with which Audi has won the prestigious DTM title four times since 2004.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

The new BMW 1 Series : Unique driving pleasure in a premium compact car

2012 BMW 1 Series - Urban Line

MUNICH : July 14, 2011 - The premium compact BMW 1 Series is already synonymous with driving pleasure. Now, the second generation model offers state-of-the-art engine and suspension technology, further improvements in fuel efficiency, significantly more space and an innovative range of features and equipment. Still the only rear-wheel-driven car in its class, it builds on the strengths of its predecessor, which has already sold more than one million units worldwide. With its handling and design, innovative technology and premium image, the new BMW 1 Series has consolidated its strong position in the competitive five-door segment.

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The New Audi A5 : Beauty, power and efficiency

2012 AUDI A5

INGOLSTADT : July 14, 2011 - Audi is refreshing the A5 model series. Advanced technologies are being added to the Sportback, Coupé, Cabriolet and S5 models in the areas of the engine, quattro drive and infotainment for even more efficiency, sportiness and intelligence. The updated design visually underscores the technical expertise involved in these versions.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Toyota Hilux : New design and more power

2012 Toyota Hilux - Euro Version

COLOGNE : July 13, 2011 - The renowned Toyota Hilux continues to dominate European pick-up sales. Vehicle sales totalled 21,866 in 2010, representing almost 25% of the market share. This makes the Toyota pick-up the segment sales leader for the third consecutive year.

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The 570-HP G-POWER M3 SK II reaches a top speed of 333.29 km/h (207.10 mph)


The high-speed test of "auto motor and sport" in Nardo in southern Italy is the ultimate challenge for all vehicle manufacturers. High temperatures and the fastest automobile race track in the world that knows only one load condition: full throttle. The 12.3 km-long route is basically a circle with a diameter of 4 km and an elevated roadway that is reminiscent of a steep curve. In practice, this results in an infinite straight line for miles of continuous full load driving, an operating condition that puts utmost load on the engine. Add uncomfortably high ambient temperatures and it simply doesn’t get any more challenging.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Toyota Yaris : More quality, more style and greater efficiency

2011 Toyota Yaris

The launch of this third generation Yaris adds a new chapter to the model’s ongoing European success story. Over the last decade, the Yaris has consistently enjoyed a segment share of more than 5%. It has been a strong contributor to the increase in Toyota sales throughout Europe, boosting the brand image and becoming a key pillar of the company’s European manufacturing operations.

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Nissan Navara Pickup to be manufactured at Mitsubishi Motors' Plant in Thailand

2011 Nissan Navara

YOKOHAMA/TOKYO : July 13, 2011 - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today announced that the two companies have agreed to manufacture the current generation Nissan Navara, a one-ton pickup truck, at Mitsubishi Motors' plant in the Laem Chabang Industrial Estate in Thailand. The production under this agreement is scheduled to commence in 2012.

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BMW 1 Series and 3 Series get a London 2012 transformation

BMW 1 Series and 3 Series Performance Edition

To celebrate BMW’s sponsorship of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and inspired by the BMW London 2012 Performance Team, BMW has introduced two new Performance Edition models based on the popular BMW 1 Series and 3 Series.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The exclusive Fiat 500 “First Edition” made by five Chinese artists in just 100 numbered units disembarks in China

Fiat 500 "First Edition"

SHANGHAI : July 12, 2011 - Lorenzo Sistino, Fiat Group Automobiles Executive Vice President International Operations, presented the Fiat 500 "First Edition" made exclusively for the Chinese market and embellished by the creative graphics of five young Chinese designers, earlier today in Shanghai.

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand sets first half-year record with more than 2.5 million vehicles delivered

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

WOLFSBURG : July 12, 2011 - The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand reported a further rise in vehicle deliveries during the first half of 2011, handing over more than 2.5 million units during this period. In total, customers received 2.53 (January – June 2010: 2.26; +11.8 percent) million vehicles.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Aston Martin confirms production of V12 Zagato

Aston Martin V12 ZAGATO

  • Following encouraging customer reaction, V12 Zagato road car to go into production in 2012
  • Strictly limited run of up to 150 examples, prices from £330,000 GBP (exc. local taxes)
  • Hand assembled at Aston Martin’s global headquarters at Gaydon
GAYDON : July 8, 2011 - Aston Martin confirms production of a strictly limited number of the new V12 Zagato following its successful unveilings. After winning the award for Design in the Concepts and Prototypes class at the prestigious Villa D’ Este Concours and then going on to prove its durability with the successful completion of the gruelling 39th ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hour race, Aston Martin confirms that there is overwhelmingly encouraging interest from customers to confirm production of the V12 Zagato.

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Renault unveils ‘FRENDZY’ Concept ahead of 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show world debut

Renault FRENDZY Concept

  • After the notion of ‘love at first sight’ expressed by DeZir, discovering the world with Captur and starting a family with R-Space, FRENDZY presents the world of work. It is the fourth step in Renault’s design strategy, based on the different stages of the human life cycle.
  • The latest concept to be produced under the leadership of Laurens van den Acker is the perfect multi-talented vehicle. As a commercial business vehicle which can double up perfectly as a comfortable car, it meets the requirements of business users on the one hand and those of families on the other.
  • Fully electric, asymmetrically body compact vehicle, with series of clever innovations: BlackBerry® PlayBook™ controls 37-inch digital screen on sliding rear door, unique ‘sound signatures’ inside and out, fabric roof adapts to shape of bulky objects, magnetic fixings allow loads to be secured to floor, slate board in rear cabin for children to sketch on, touch-sensitive pad slides out from driver’s seat for rear passenger movie watching or gaming, two colour ambient lighting settings to differentiate family and work time
Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice President, Design Renault: “FRENDZY is the fourth vehicle to illustrate Renault’s new design strategy, a series which started with DeZir. It takes an original and innovative stance on the world of light commercial vehicles - a key part of Renault’s activities”.

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Peugeot 508 RXH : Diesel-electric hybrid and distinctive allure

2012 Peugeot 508 RXH

PARIS : July 11, 2011 - Diesel-electric hybrid and distinctive high end appeal combine to offer an original view of the world of all-road vehicles and enhanced driving pleasure: the new Peugeot 508 RXH. This demonstrates the modern and enhanced top-of-the-range vision for Peugeot and will be unveiled today in preview.

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Updated! : New Volkswagen Beetle - Beetle of a new era focuses fully on dynamics

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

WOLFSBURG / BERLIN : July 11, 2011 - Volkswagen is launching a new Beetle into the market. And this is anything but a commonplace event in the automotive world. That is because the original model of this car series – the Beetle – is one of the three most successful cars ever, with 21.5 million units sold. Now, the successor to these icons is making its way to the market.

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BRABUS 800 E V12 Cabriolet : The World’s Most Powerful and Fastest Four-Seater Cabrio

2011 BRABUS 800 E V12

First the sedan, then the coupe and now the cabriolet: With the 800-hp (788-bhp) / 588-kW BRABUS 800 V12 Biturbo twelve-cylinder high-capacity engine in the body of the open-top Mercedes E-Class BRABUS further expands the legendary E V12 family.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

2011 Formula 1 : Alonso wins British GP

2011 F1 British Grand Prix winner : Fernando Alonso (ESP), Scuderia Ferrari, F-150 Italia

SILVERSTONE : July 10, 2011 - Fernando Alonso comes through to win a challenging British Grand Prix and give the Scuderia its first victory of the year.

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2012 Honda Civic Si takes on new role as IZOD IndyCar Series Safety Car

2012 Honda Civic Si as a Safety Car for the IZOD IndyCar Series

TORRANCE, Calif. : July 9, 2011 - The all-new, ninth-generation 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe will take on new duties as a Safety Car for the IZOD IndyCar Series, beginning on the weekend of the Honda Indy Toronto, July 8-10.

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Lexus to lose top spot in U.S. luxury car market

2011 Lexus RX 450h

CHICAGO, July 8, 2011 - Toyota Motor Corp's brand Lexus will end its streak of 11 years as the top luxury brand in the U.S. market due to lost sales in the aftermath of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, said Mark Templin, Lexus Division general manager.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Infiniti releases first image of Infiniti JX Concept

Infiniti JX Concept teaser image

  • Automaker Provides the First Look at Upcoming Seven-Passenger Luxury Crossover and Launches “Power of 7” Campaign
FRANKLIN, Tenn. : July 8, 2011 - Infiniti released an image of the Infiniti JX Concept today, giving the first official glimpse at a new luxury crossover that will join the Infiniti line next Spring. Reinforcing the vehicle’s seven-passenger seating, the photo was launched at exactly 7:07 am.

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TECHART announces new power enhancement and distinctive sound for the Porsche Cayenne Diesel

TECHART Magnum with TECHTRONIC power kit TA 058/D1

Power on demand – as of now the certified TECHTRONIC power kit is available for the Porsche Cayenne Diesel. The intelligent engine management increases the performance of the SUV from 176 kW (240 hp) up to 206 kW (280 hp). Furthermore the new EC-certified TECHART sport exhaust system provides the car with an impressive sound.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

ABT Beetle or ABT Speedle – in any case a cool Beetle

ABT Beetle / ABT Speedle

ABT Sportsline is currently working flat out on the Kempten version of the new VW Beetle. Plenty of heart and soul is also put into the development of the components, as Hans-Jürgen Abt underlines. After all the General Manager of the world’s largest tuner of vehicles from the Volkswagen group still raves about his first "bug” from Wolfsburg: "We implanted a 90 HP engine from a VW Bus into the Beetle, and gave it a pert bodywork, front spoiler lip and a rear spoiler. The car was real fun to drive, particularly on the windy roads here in Bavaria.”

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Nissan begins global proving tests for NV200 based electric vehicles

Japan Post - Nissan e-NV200 Test Car

YOKOHAMA, Japan : July 5, 2011 - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. will begin global proving tests starting July 2011 of an electric vehicle (EV) based on the compact commercial vehicle NV200.

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COSWORTH IMPREZA STI CS400 takes on supercars at Pageant of Power

Subaru Cosworth Impreza STI CS400

Japanese manufacturer Subaru has confirmed its attendance at this summer’s Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, the UK’s biggest celebration of power and speed, where it will be showcasing the limited-edition Cosworth Impreza STI CS400.

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New Suzuki SX4 "Style"

2011 Suzuki SX4 - Style

BENSHEIM : July 5, 2011 - Suzuki offers its successful model SX4 now available as a special model of the same name. The SX4 "style" is based on the quality "Comfortline" and brings as standard in addition to numerous amenities including air conditioning with pollen filter and a height-adjustable leather steering wheel with an extensive safety package with six airbags, ESP and Isofix child seat attachment on the two outer rear seats. As a special highlight of the SX4 has the "style" also has a Bosch navigation system with multimedia feature, an iPod connector, a handsfree, a CD player and a Bluetooth and a USB interface. The system is controlled via a convenient steering wheel remote control. Nine stereo speakers work with an impressive soundscape. Extensive maps enable Europe lightning fast, accurate and reliable navigation.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

2011 DTM : Spengler wins thrilling rain battle at Norisring

2011 DTM - Norisring winner : Bruno Spengler (CDN) - #3 Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG - 2009 Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG C-Klasse

NUREMBERG : July 3, 2011 - Now that was nothing for people with weak nerves. In the fifth season round of the DTM at the Norisring, heavy rain determined the drivers’ tactics. Canadian Mercedes-Benz driver Bruno Spengler did it perfectly. The 27-year old defended his first position from start to finish and thus claims back the lead in the battle for the title. “This was the most difficult race of my life. I am very happy with this victory and the lead in the drivers’ standings. There was so much water on the track, even behind the safety car. Driving like that was incredibly difficult”, said Spengler. For Mercedes-Benz, it was already the ninth consecutive victory at Norisring. During the race, British driver Jamie Green had a great battle with Audi driver Mattias Ekström. He came out on top and completed the 1-2 for the Stuttgart-based manufacturer.

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