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The Rise and Fall of SAAB

October 17th, 2014 · No Comments

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 →]

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2015 VW Polo GTI Facelift

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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The SEAT: Which Model Should I Choose?

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 →]

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard

August 7th, 2014 · No Comments

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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2015 Toyota Prius Persona Series Special Edition

July 30th, 2014 · No Comments

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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How to Save Money on Your Monthly Fuel Costs

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments

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 →]

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Has the Poor Reputation for Reliability of Spanish Cars Changed?

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

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 →]

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Kia Considering Diesel for the US Market

July 15th, 2014 · No Comments

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 →]

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Renault Nissan Alliance expects self-driving car in 2020

June 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Nissan is also working on self-driving technology and as Renault Nissan CEO said, it would bring self-driving vehicles to market by 2020.

Autonomous vehicles cars could arrive on our roads from 2018, says Renault Nissan Alliance boss Carlos Ghosn. Renault has created the Next 2 prototype version of the Zoe EV that allows drivers to let go of the controls at speeds below 30 km/h (19 mph) thanks to GPS positioning, cameras and sensors – although a human must stay behind the steering wheel. [Read more →]

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Kia Starts Production of All-Electric Soul

June 12th, 2014 · No Comments

Kia Starts Production of All-Electric Soul at the plant in South Korea. The new all-electric model named Soul EV. The Soul EV features a 27 kWh battery pack and a claimed range of 212 km or 132 mph, while being able to sprint past sixty in just over eleven seconds; top speed is 145 km/h or 90 mph. [Read more →]

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