September 11, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Frugal new diesel engine, set to be presented at the Paris motor show next month, to be offered in Insignia and Zafira Tourer models next year Vauxhall is replacing its ageing 2.0-litre CDTi diesel engine with a new, cleaner unit which will be offered in Insignia and Zafira Tourer models late next year.Compared to its predecessor the new 2.0-litre CDTi engine offers an additional 7bhp and claimed improvements in efficiency. It now also complies with the incoming Euro-6 emissions standards which...

September 10, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Former GM dealers in Ontario, Alberta and Price-Edward-Island claim they were misled by General Motors of Canada when the dealer network got restructured following the crisis of 2009. Represented by their lawyer, David Stern, they argue that the automaker ignored provincial laws requiring companies to send a 14-day notice before closing a store. GM reportedly told its dealers that they could receive a compensation if they reached an agreement within six days after a closing announcement....
  • from Autocar

    Roomy, economical, decent to drive. Not bad - but volume saloons must be better than that to stand a chance in 2014 The facelifted Peugeot 508: a traditional volume-brand family car of the kind we’ll do almost anything these days not to buy.While this car’s market segment shrinks slowly towards obscurity, the niches in which its new alternatives reside – from ‘compact premium’ hatches and saloons, through crossovers and compact SUVs, to executive options like the new Jaguar XE, even down to...

September 9, 2014

  • from Autocar

    First official image of Vauxhall's upcoming city car released; set to go on sale in the UK next summer Vauxhall has confirmed its intention to launch a low-cost Dacia rival with these first preview images of its new city car, which bears the Viva badge.The car, described as "an all-new five-door entry-level model", will go on sale in the UK next summer, joining the Adam and Corsa in Vauxhall's revamped line-up.Available with either four or five seats, the Viva is likely to appear with the same...
  • from Auto123

    Certain 2017 model year vehicles from Cadillac will begin offering advanced “intelligent and connected” technologies, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said. What's more, an all-new Cadillac vehicle will offer customers an automated driving technology called “Super Cruise,” which includes hands-off lane following, braking and speed control in certain highway driving conditions. The system is designed to increase the comfort of an attentive driver on freeways, both in bumper...
  • from Auto123

    New York City, NY -- Certain cities have a vibe about them, a hum that makes the skin tingle, and the mind wander to discover glorious new things. As I watch passersby traverse the mean streets of NYC, each one looks as if they have a fantastic story to tell, something to teach me. I want to stop each of them, reach out, indulge in their uniqueness. From behind the wheel of the brand new 2015 Infiniti Q70L, connecting with said wanderers proves difficult as the car cocoons you in blissful...
  • from Autocar

    The long-awaited successor to Mercedes-Benz's SLS supercar will be unveiled this evening before its public debut in Paris next month The successor to Mercedes-Benz's SLS supercar, the Mercedes-AMG GT, will be revealed tonight.The GT has been spotted testing in numerous guises over the past year, and has recently been previewed with multiple images and video showing off the car's design, engine and interior.Ahead of its planned public debut at the Paris motor show next month, Mercedes will pull...
  • from Auto123

    Before anyone jumps to some crazy conclusions here (mum, please don't call me), I am not the one with triplet woes, trust me. Now that's cleared up, let's get back to the triplet issue at hand: the Chevrolet Traverse. One could read that sub-header in a few of ways: Is a family expecting triplets and therefore in need of a three-row vehicle in which case the Traverse is the ideal candidate? Or is it that the Traverse is stuck in a trio that has it pushed to the bottom of the triplet barrel...

September 8, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Pros: In spite of weighing-in at close to two tons, the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover is capable of breathtaking acceleration. In addition, it provides unrivalled off-road skills. It offers a level of luxury and comfort that matches its prestige. Cons: Alas, the 2015 Range rover is not without fault. Starting with a V8 version that is always thirsty. But, when one can afford such an enormous vehicle, is this really an issue? The third-row seating is not really accessible for adults; it is...
  • from Auto123

    Pros: The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport handles more like a sports sedan than a luxury SUV. The supremely powerful engine provides exhilarating performance and acceleration. The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is the epitome of luxury both inside and out. Cons: As expected, the V8 version of the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is always thirsty. Its tapered roofline limits rear visibility. Speaking of the rear, it isn't the easiest place to enter and exit. The prohibitive price of the...
  • from Autocar

    The all-new Jaguar XE will fight the BMW 3-series with a lightweight structure, state-of-the-art engines and impressive design Jaguar has taken the wraps off its new BMW 3-series rival, the XE. The new car will be seen in British showrooms from next spring at a starting price of £27,000.Jaguar will be hoping the XE’s impressive range of technical innovations – including a new chassis, new materials, new body, new assembly works, new engine range and a new engine plant – will help it to take on...
  • from Auto123

    Pros: In spite of weighing-in at close to two tons, the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover is capable of breathtaking acceleration. In addition, it provides unrivalled off-road skills. It offers a level of luxury and comfort that matches its prestige. Cons: Alas, the 2015 Range rover is not without fault. Starting with a V8 version that is always thirsty. But, when one can afford such an enormous vehicle, is this really an issue? The third-row seating is not really accessible for adults; it is...
  • Big recalls by General Motors and Toyota Motor Corp. in recent years raise questions about whether dangerous problems could lurk in little-noticed service bulletins or customer-satisfaction campaigns.
  • August culminated one of the best four-month periods ever for the auto industry, as surging demand for SUVs and other light trucks propelled the industry to its highest annualized selling rate since January 2006: 17.5 million.
  • Buick dealers recently were given a sneak peek of a Buick-badged Opel Cascada convertible, which is slated for a U.S. launch in late 2015 as a '16 model.
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