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Entries from September 2008

Suzuki Grand Vitara Facelift

September 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Suzuki unveiled its facelifted version of Grand Vitara. The 2009 Grand Vitara features styling tweaks and most importantly, a new 2.4-litre petrol engine matted to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic transmission that replaces the 2.0-liter unit. Inside the cabin sports new chrome and wood-effect inlays, together with improvements to the design [...]

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Kia Soul Hybrid

September 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Kia has unveiled its Soul Hybrid prototype at the Paris Auto Show. This Soul prototype features a 1.6-liter gasoline engine mated to an electric motor that delivers an output of 15 kW and 105 Nm of torque. Power is driven to the front wheels via Kia’s own CVT while the Soul Hybrid’s batteries are [...]

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Ferrari 599 Barchetta

September 24th, 2008 · No Comments

The Ferrari 599 has been spied out testing without ane camo. Only easy distinguish by its mock hard top, which doesn’t quite match the colour of the main bodywork. The production top could well be a folding metal item, much like the coupe-cabriolet California due next year. The front engine layout of the 599 would [...]

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Nissan recalling Altimas

September 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Bad news for Nissan fans: japan carmaker has issued a recall for more than 3,400 MY’09 Altimas equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels. Reason? Some of the alloy wheels may not have been manufactured to the correct specification, something that could lead to one or more of the five lug nuts attaching the wheel to the [...]

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Saab 9-4X

September 9th, 2008 · No Comments

The spy shooters caught the Saab 9-4X in camo. Though the SUV may share a platform with its Cadillac BRX cousin, we’re told that the 9-4X will be much more of a Saab directed product, unlike the badge-engineered 9-7X and 9-2X that came before it. The car’s design is a product of teams in both [...]

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