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Entries from December 2005

Kia Rio 2006

December 20th, 2005 · 1 Comment

The Kia Rio 2006 received the Autobytel “Editors’ Choice Award for Most Improved New Car.” “Rio is a magnificent subcompact class-leading car with attractive styling and performance wrapped in a smart yet extremely affordable package,” said Len Hunt, executive vice president and COO of Kia Motors America. “We’re pleased that Autobytel, the press and the [...]

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Mazda CX-7

December 20th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Mazda will unveil the CX-7, a new SUV, at the next Detroit Auto Show. New Mazda SUV specifically designed for the North American market and will go on sale in the North American in the spring of 2006. The Mazda CX-7 is powered by the MZR 2.3-litre DISI TURBO, an intercooled 2.3-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged direct-injection [...]

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Acura back home to Japan for 2008

December 15th, 2005 · No Comments

Honda Motor will sell Acura cars in the Japan starting in 2008 to compete with Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus luxury brand for an expanding generation on wealthy pensioners. Honda may sell up to five Acura models in the 2008 year. The Acura, developed by Honda in 1986 for the U.S. market, is being brought back [...]

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Mazdaspeed Concept RX-8

December 15th, 2005 · 3 Comments

Mazda Motor will be show a New Mazdaspeed Concept RX-8 with a tantalizing lineup of other customized and tuned vehicles at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2006, from January 13 to 15. Will be displaying many hot cars, from customized versions of the All-New MPV, to the All-New Miata, and other cars in the Mazda line-up [...]

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New Porsche Cayman

December 12th, 2005 · No Comments

TechArt design studio anounced a new elegantly and aerodynamically efficient program for the Porsche Cayman coupe. The new front spoiler, lends the front of the two-seater a more dynamic appearance. At high speeds it also reduces lift on the front axle. To optimize the lifting effect on the rear axle and to achieve a more [...]

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FIAT Panda SUV

December 6th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Fiat introduces its first Panda SUVs at Bologna Motor Show. It’s the Panda Cross, SUV based on the Panda B-car, designed Giugiaro. 1.6L 4-cyl. gasoline engine or a 1.9L 4-cyl. diesel, the FIAT Panda will make its on-road debut in February 2006. The car measures 141 ins. (358 cm) in length and is 63 ins. [...]

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Chevrolet Tahoe 2007

December 6th, 2005 · 1 Comment

The GM anounced new 2007 models. The Chevrolet Tahoe, high-profit big SUV will appear on US market in the spring 2006. The exteriors have been cleaned up both aerodynamically and visually. The cabins have a particularly well-finished look.

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News Hyundai Seven-Seat Santa Fe 2007

December 1st, 2005 · No Comments

Now that the all-new second-generation Santa Fe has just been introduced in its home market of South Korea, it’s plain to see that Hyundai will be shifting its midsize SUV gears. And the coming changes make sense. Since the compact Tucson arrived on the scene earlier this year the Santa Fe has lost some of [...]

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The Fastest American Cars

December 1st, 2005 · No Comments

Forbes recently searched high and low for the ten fastest American cars to grace the planet Earth. At the top is the SSC Ultimate Aero (shown), with a trim V8 (no, that isn??t a typo) that produces a stunning 1,046 horsepower and a maximum speed of 260-273 mph. We??ll get our fill of the Aero [...]

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New Suzuki SX4 for U.S. market

December 1st, 2005 · No Comments

American Suzuki Motor Corporation announced a specially designed U.S. version of the all-new Suzuki SX4 vehicle is slated to hit dealer showrooms in the United States next year. Production of the European version of the SX4 in Eastern Europe also was announced yesterday. The all-new SX4 features a versatile, rigid five-door design, an available all-wheel-drive [...]

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