The facelifted for the 2011 model year, Volkswagen Passat was spied somewhere in Germany. The redesigned Passat will make a world premier at the Paris Motor Show in October and arrive in dealerships early next year.
The Laptop Car Mount is a tray that lets you place your laptop either on the steering wheel or the seatback. With devices fast transforming into take-away structures, the Laptop Car Mount has taken the baton to ease the task of using the shrunken gadgetry while on the go. Its a handy accessory that clings to your steering wheel or the seatback to provide for something that looks like a suspended table to me. Given to the amount of time we spend in traveling in the city, this in-car mount tray might just help you in covering time into money. The tray understands that the vitality of a beverage like coffee and food tidbits while working, hence the dedicated space on the side.
Ford has shared video of a camouflaged 2011 Explorer. The Ford Explorer’s Program Manager, Julie Levine, said how the new Explorer is being put to the test in various on and off-road tests. The 2011 Explorer will go on sale in the United States later this year.
The 2011 Ford Explorer will be offered with the new 2.0-liter Ecoboost turbocharged four-pot and a 3.5-liter V6 engine in both naturally aspirated and twin-turbocharged versions.
The 2011 facelifted version of the Ford Mondeo will be unveiled at the 2010 Moscow International AutoShow in August. The four-door sedan, five-door liftback and estate body styles receive a subtle redesign, new range-topping turbocharged engines and some additional features.
The facelift includes new and slimmer upper grilles combined with a bolder trapezoid lower grille, restyled bonnet profile and new LED daytime running lights. The tail lights now employ LED technology while all body styles receive a new rear deck lid treatment.
Look at the new photos and specs for both the five-door and the three-door version of the all-new 2011 Suzuki Swift. (spy video was shared 2 weeks ago). The 2011 Swift is based on a new and longer platform, the car’s exterior styling is a subtle evolution of the outgoing model’s design.
In cabin, the new Swift gets restrained metallic accents and a similar styling for the center console that houses new switchgear and LCD displays for the audio system and A/C.
Domestic auto brands have demonstrated higher initial quality than import brands for the first time, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010.
Overall, the industry average for initial quality is 109 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) in 2010, increasing slightly from 108 PP100 in 2009. However, initial quality for domestic brands as a whole has improved by 4 PP100 in 2010 to an average of 108 PP100 slightly better than the initial quality of import brands, which averages 109 PP100 in 2010.
Honda has pulled the first official photos of its all-new Honda Odyssey eight-seater minivan. The new styling and the 1.6-inches lower roofline give new Odyssey more character and presence over the current model.
The 2011 model is said to be wider over the current 2010 Odyssey and promises to be more functional and roomy with better interior lighting.
New interior features include an available entertainment technology that introduces high-definition connectivity and split-screen viewing.
The 2011 Honda Odyssey will be offered at least with 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine. Honda estimating a fuel economy for new Odyssey of 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
A freight train carrying new Romanian Dacia to France derailed yesterday in Austria. There are 200 new Dacia’s Logan, Sandero and Duster cars were destroyed or damaged (the number of cars damaged is yet unconfirmed, between 100 and 200).
The accident took place at 60 km/h (37 mph). At one point, 10 of the 16 carts of the train came off the rails and rolled over, leaving the others slide for the next 100 meters and subsequently do the same. Initial information points to the brakes, which failed to work properly.
The legendary British automaker has revealed its updated 2011 model year flagship 4×4. Land Rover has introduced of an all-new 4.4-liter turbo diesel engine producing 313HP that replaces the current 3.6-liter with 271HP.
The V8 diesel will twist with a new ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifts. Land Rover claims that with this engine, the luxury 4×4 returns a combined fuel economy of 25.1 mpg US (9.4lt/100km).
The all-new Opel (Vauxhall in the UK) Astra Sports Tourer has been revealed at the Paris Motor Show on October. This euro GM’s station wagon model go on sale across Europe in November.
The exterior of the Astra Sports Tourer look like the Insignia ST. The Opel Astra Sports Tourer shares its footprint with its 5-door sibling, with a similar 2,685 mm-long wheelbase and front and rear tracks of 1544 and 1558 mm respectively.