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Wonder why Saab would name its latest creation a fashionista car but this concept car

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Cars 

Latest in fashion provided Saab or its parent company General Motors will still be in the car manufacturing business or even in business at all. The Saab Fashionista, Green 2+2 Sport Coupe is actually the result of the fertile mind of Creapole-ESDI fourth year design student Mayeul Walser.

True to its name it has in fact been inspired by Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion design. And talking of car fashion under this shapely bodywork is a range-extended electric powertrain.

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The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe was unveiled amidst the remnants of the series

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Cars 

Such a backdrop has a tendency to give rise to the though that this Coupe is indestructible even by a nuclear disaster but that’s far from the truth although this version is a great improvement over its predecessor.

This coupe is the precursor of the E-family that will soon be unveiled and which will include a station wagon. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe will be powered by a 1.5-Liter V6 engine producing 268 horsepower and a torque of 258 pound-feet. There is also a version powered by a ...
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The Veritas RS III looks much like a catfish when you look at it at a frontal angle

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Cars 

This concept, which was first seen in 2001, is actually the comeback model of Veritas after it stopped manufacturing cars since 1952 and there are reports this catfish already has a production version which will be unveiled during the London Salon Privé.

The Veritas RS III is powered by a 6.0-Liter V12 engine sourced from BMW producing 670 horsepower and a torque of 760Nm pound-feet. The design is however nothing sort of revolutionary because they bring back memories of the original Veritas c...
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Dodge is known for manufacturing heavy duty cars

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Dodge Challenger 

 Dodge Ram HD is a good example. Unlike the present model which has a 6.1-Liter engine producing 425 horsepower, this heavyweight will be powered by a 6.4-Liter Hemi V8 engine producing 450 to 500 horsepower. The next-generation Dodge Ram HD is expected to be powered by this engine of choice.

Jim Press, Chrysler co-president may have denied the future of Hemi as a chosen powertrain but he seems to be eating his words with the planned usage of the Hemi V8 for the 2011 Dodge Ram HD. This new hea...
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New SEAT Exeo

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Monday, May 18, 2009, In : Cars 

In April 2009 SEAT presents for the first time the new Exeo to the international public. By this new sporty middle class limousine, the Spanish car manufacturer extends its model range, offering for the first time a limousine in the important B-segment.

The new SEAT Exeo not only signals the brand's arrival in the saloon segment, but is also a breakthrough for common rail Diesel engines. The Exeo provides lower emissions levels, better fuel consumption figures and lower noise levels.

The new SE...
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Dealerships Offer a Variety of Vehicles

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Monday, May 18, 2009, In : Cars 

For some people, the search for a new car is a highly stressful event. When considering everything from safety and comfort to price and quality, finding a new car that’s right for you can be quite the task. However, it’s likely that no matter what type of car you’re looking for, you can find it at a Pittsburgh Toyota car dealership.

Toyota offers every type of vehicle from trucks to compact cars, giving you the option to choose the size and type of car that best fits your lifestyle. Many...
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Mini Cooper S by Arden

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 17, 2009, In : Cars 

If Mr. Bean’s Mini Cooper has elicited a lot of laughs then wait till you see the Mini Cooper S by Arden and you will start to look at Mini Coopers in a different light. Made by German tuning company Arden which is popular for modifying British vehicles like the Land Rover and the Jaguar, the Mini Cooper S by Arden looks the same but entirely different. It is the same practical Mini you can tag along tight city streets but it looks sporty.

The standard Mini Cooper has a 1.6-Liter engine prod...
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The Old Sedan Back To Life

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 17, 2009, In : Cars 

The classic 1960s BMW 2002 gets a new spicy look thanks to Spanish design and engineering firm Vizualtech. The firm specializing in the construction of virtual 3D models of boats and cars and this time is has virtually reconstructed the classic 1960s BMW 2002.

The original model was held in high esteem by car enthusiasts worldwide and the new renderings are expected to give the sedan a breath of fresh air and new life. The 2002 model was the first BMW that got a turbo engine producing 170 hors...
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Challenge Muscles Its Way In

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Saturday, May 16, 2009, In : Cars 

Michigan-based Classic Design Concepts has come up with a, well, classic auto in the Group 2 Widebody Challenge. The auto was shown to the public during the Las Vegas SEMA Motor Show last year and it came with all the modifications and enhancements introduced by the company.

As the name suggests, the Group 2 Widebody Challenge has a widened front and rear wheel arches. It has Pirelli tires matched with 20 x 10 inches front wheels. If you’re a fan of the older Dodge Challenger then you’ll n...
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Efficient Hybrid In The Offing

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Thursday, May 14, 2009, In : Cars 

The 2010 Peugeot 3008 boasts of a new diesel hybrid drivetrain which can be powered using the diesel engine alone or by the electric motor alone. You can even combine the two powerplants for more power. It has a modular design so expect the technology to prominently figure across Peugeot’s entire line. Prototypes of the 2010 Peugeot 3008 are already being tested and it will be followed by the Citroen DS5 allowing the automaker to achieve CO2 emission reduction of 35% in the future.

The publi...
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Challenge Muscles Its Way In

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Thursday, May 14, 2009, In : Cars 

Michigan-based Classic Design Concepts has come up with a, well, classic auto in the Group 2 Widebody Challenge. The auto was shown to the public during the Las Vegas SEMA Motor Show last year and it came with all the modifications and enhancements introduced by the company.

As the name suggests, the Group 2 Widebody Challenge has a widened front and rear wheel arches. It has Pirelli tires matched with 20 x 10 inches front wheels. If you’re a fan of the older Dodge Challenger then you’ll n...
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REPORT: Suzuki XL7 production put on "indefinite hold"

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, In : : Suzuki 

According to Automotive News, Suzuki has elected to halt production of its only North American-built model, the slow-selling three-row XL7 crossover. Blaming the nation's subprime loan crisis, Suzuki spokesman Hideo Kojima has confirmed that no additional examples of the America-only model will roll off out of General Motors' CAMI joint-venture facility in Ingersoll, Ontario. The plant is still operational, however, continuing to produce other GM vehicles for the remainder of the model year.

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Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky could live on... with different parents

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, In : Pontiac 

General Motors' acting CEO Fritz Henderson has said the Wilmington, DE plant that currently produces the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky could be sold if a buyer was interested in producing the two roadsters. "If someone were to approach [us] with a proposal that made good sense for our people, we'd be open to it," Henderson told Autoweek. The move would ape Chrysler's plan for the Dodge Viper's production facilities, allowing another automaker to take control and continue building the niche ...
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Nissan GT-R wins 2009 One Lap of America

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, In : Nissan 

For the first time in the modern incarnation of One Lap of America, a Japanese car has claimed the top spot. After a grueling 3,400+ mile, nine racetrack odyssey around the United States, veteran "Lap Dog" Steve Rankins and "Lap Puppy" Will Taylor captured the overall trophy in their 2009 Nissan GT-R this weekend. The victory marks the first for a Nippon car since the event's 1986 running, when rallyist Karl Chevalier's Toyota Celica beat out fellow racer John Buffum's Audi 5000S wagon. OloA'...
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Latest findings says cars more affordable now than they have been since study began in 1979

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Monday, May 11, 2009, In : Cars 

While tanking auto sales are bad for automakers, the customers buying cars and trucks are paying less for them than any time in the past 30 years. Comerica Bank's Auto Affordability Index shows that a vehicle with a $26,000 MSRP takes the average family 21.5 weeks of median income to buy. That's 1.3 weeks less than in December of 2008, as incentives have grown by an average of $1,700 per vehicle purchase in only five months. Lower interest rates and deep discounts are being assisted by looser...
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Dodge Challenger SRT10 Sports New Tornado Red Paint

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Friday, May 8, 2009, In : Dodge Challenger 

The Dodge Challenger SRT10 is a concept vehicle unveiled during last year’s SEAM show. It has an 8.4-Liter all-aluminum V10 engine –the same engine that powers the Dodge Viper—producing 600 horsepower and a torque of 560 pound-feet.

The Challenger sports a new Tornado red paint which makes it all the more aggressive. It has a prominent front splitter and carbon-fiber deck lid and hood with a shaker hood tat feeds air to the engine. The exterior is matched with a red engine star push-butt...
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New roof-crush standards reported to cost automakers $1.4 billion annually

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, In : Cars 


It's been almost 35 years since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) enacted its roof strength standards, but come late 2012 the new requirements will be in affect and in addition to saving around 135 lives each year and preventing over 1,000 injuries, it's going to cost automakers around $1.4 billion annually.

The new standards up the current crush force from 1.5-times the vehicle's unloaded weight to 2.5-times, along with maintaining sufficient head-room for an average-...
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2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid To Make More Money For Ford

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Sunday, May 3, 2009, In : Cars 

The increasing price of fuel has made the Hybrid vehicle a rage making the battery-assisted Ford Escape a hit in 2004 since it was the first car company to offer a hybrid utility vehicle. At a not-so-cheap $30,000 per vehicle it is amazing that one in every eight Escape vehicle sold is a hybrid. With the entry of the 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Ford now has two options for the hybrid-crazy car market and frankly, more options to make more money.

The 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid has a price tag ...
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Derek Jenkins to head up Mazda North America design

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Saturday, May 2, 2009, In : Cars 

Mazda has a new leader for its North American design efforts courtesy of Volkswagen and Audi. Derek Jenkins is moving to Irvine, California to head up the studio that created concepts such as the Nagare and Furai as well as the latest 6 and 3 from Mazda. Jenkins had a 15 year tenure in design at the Volkswagen group, including most recently being the Chief of Design for Volkswagen Group North America.

His credits at VW included the Audi A8 and the Volkswagen Iroc concept that eventually became...
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U.K.-based team develops hood-mounted airbag for pedestrian safety

Posted by Ahmad Faraz on Saturday, May 2, 2009, In : Cars 

These days, it's nearly impossible to find a new automobile that doesn't come equipped with a barrage of airbags to keep the driver and passengers safe in the event of an crash. That's all well and good, but what about the pedestrians that happen to be in the vehicle's line of fire?

A team in the U.K., led by Roger Hardy of Cranfield University, has developed a new hood-mounted airbag system that would theoretically improve the safety of pedestrians that come face-to-face with the windshield o...
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