In 1903, Ford introduced one of the first mass-produced family vehicles, the Model A. With a top speed of 45 mph, the Model A came in a two- and fourseater model with a three-speed transmission.
The available options were a roof (rubber for $30 or leather for $50), a rear door and a rear tonneau, the rear compartment containing two seats for passengers. To top everything off, the Model A came from the factory only in red. [Read more →]
It is an exciting time in the car market. The advances in technology and the modes in production mean that we are getting treated to some superb cars, both high-end and budget. Below are some of the most hotly anticipated cars that will be released next year. [Read more →]
The Saab story begins with a question: What dates mark the beginning and end of the company? If you look at the digital equivalent of Saab’s headstone, it would display the dates, 1947-2011. But that marker would not represent the whole story, not by a long shot. Svenska Aeroplan AB, later shortened to SAAB AB, SAAB, and finally restyled Saab, was founded in 1937, beginning life as an airplane manufacturer. Already, complication enters the story. [Read more →]
September 18th, 2014 · No Comments
The Golf Polo GTI facelift is ready to arrive to coming at next month’s Paris Motor Show. The new model gets a new 1.8-liter turbo unit that replaces the previous 1.4-liter turbo engine.
The four-cylinder engine produces 190PS and 320Nm, an increase of 10 horsepower and 70Nm over the smaller displacement 1.4-liter turbo unit. [Read more →]
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September 11th, 2014 · No Comments
Using the best of Spanish and German engineering, SEAT has always set out to offer car models that offer both the thrill of the drive and superior engineering. This is a young, design-driven manufacturer looking for new ways to create that thrilling car owner experience. But which is the best SEAT model? Well, that is a hard question to answer, especially because none of the SEAT models are average. These are cars made for the enjoyment of driving. So that means that models fit each consumer’s needs. Whether you are looking for a compact city car or an MPV there is a SEAT model for you. [Read more →]
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new generation of the luxury S-Class model. Yes, it’s an armored Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard.
The S 600 Guard limo complies with the highest ballistic protection (class VR9), both in transparent and non-transparent areas, and features specific reinforcement of the base structure. [Read more →]
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Toyota scheduled its next generation Prius special edition to go on sale this September. The 2015 Prius Persona Series Special Edition for U.S. market adds some exterior appointments and equipment features.
The Persona special edition will be offered in two colors, the Blizzard Pearl and Absolutely Red. The other exterior facelift includes 17-inch wheels in a dark metallic finish and heated power mirrors with turning signals. [Read more →]
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Savvy drivers are always on the lookout for ways to save money on their monthly petrol or diesel bills. And whilst we are fairly stable in terms of fuel costs in the UK at the moment, you never know when the next big price-hike is going to happen.
With this in mind, there’s no better time to join the masses trying to cut down their fuel costs. [Read more →]
The Spanish automobile industry is the world’s eighth largest in today’s market. They were previously the fifth country in manufacturing but production decreased when Spanish car brands and manufacturers were either closed or taken over by foreign companies due to changes in government policy. While a number of brands are now defunct there is still one Spanish brand that thrives. The SEAT brand is currently the best-selling Spanish car with their Ibiza model holding the top selling position in the brand. While the reliability of SEAT cars and Spanish automobiles in general has come under scrutiny over the years reliability surveys have shown a steady positive shift in the reliability of these vehicles. [Read more →]
Korean Kia knows about German competitors who plans to offer diesel models on the U.S. market and also considering introducing diesel engines. What about Japan carmakers? Mazda will soon offer a diesel on the U.S. Mazda6 sedan. [Read more →]