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Entries from September 2010

2011 Mazda2 Facelift

September 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

The facelifted Mazda2 was unveiled in Paris today. The Mazda2 enters the 2011 model year with a revised front grille and a re-sculptured front bumper. A fresh choice of exterior colors and alloy wheel designs complete the look. Inside, Mazda2 gets new materials, seat fabrics and colours, plus some other upgrades such as a new [...]

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2011 Volkswagen Passat

September 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Volkswagen has unveiled its new Passat at first day of Paris Motor Show. It’s received the new corporate design and intended for an older demographic and the styling seems to reflect that. A full range of engines will be available later this year. In North America a new Passat will receive the 207-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged [...]

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Crazy russian biker

September 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Combine a rider with a need for death, a 25-mile commute through Moscow traffic and a powerful two-wheeled samurai sword, and you get a video showing the “quick” way to work. Sometimes this two-wheeler even becomes a one-wheeler as rare empty stretches of road disappear when the nose goes skyward. The title translates to “A [...]

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Hyundai recalling 140,000 Sonatas

September 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Hyundai has issued a recall of 139,500 Sonatas over steering issues. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report identifies the issue says “the steering column intermediate shaft universal joint connections may have been either improperly assembled or insufficiently tightened.” The consequence could be “a complete separation or compromised attachment of the connections, such that [...]

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Limited Edition

September 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Lamborghini in association with Swiss watchmaker Blancpain has built a limited edition version of its Gallardo. Finished in a black paintwork, the road-legal Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Limited Edition adopts the racing model’s Countach-sized rear-wing and unique engine cover which is said to offer improved ventilation. The Blancpain Edition also gets Skorpius alloy wheels with [...]

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Audi R4 in camo

September 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Its a first spy photo of the new Audi prototype in camo. We think this would be the rumored R4 e-tron convertible concept which will be shown at the 2010 Paris motor show later this month.

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Video: Titanic Land Cruiser

September 17th, 2010 · No Comments

What exactly is a cult car for Russians? Its a big black SUV. Made some money? Buy a car. Made big money? Buy a big black SUV. The sinkhole incident involving this new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado reportedly happened during a test-drive event organized by a Russian Prado fan club.

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell

September 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Mercedes-Benz has announced its all-electric A-Class E-Cell car that will enter production this fall. The Mercedes-Benz plans to build 500 A-Class E-Cells and lease the car to customers in Germany, France and the Netherlands. The lithium-ion powered E-Cell is based on the existing A-Class and Mercedes claims it offers the same safety, space and comfort [...]

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2011 Jeep Liberty

September 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Look at the redesigned Chrysler’s Jeep Liberty (named Cherokee in other non-American markets). For the facelifted 2011 year model, the most important change on the Jeep Liberty is the newly styled steering wheel with standard controls for radio, EVIC, cruise control and Uconnect phone. In addition, Jeep added three new infotainment systems: -AM/FM/CD/DVD/MP3 and auxiliary [...]

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VIDEO: 2011 Ford Explorer

September 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Ford has released new pictures and video of the new Explorer hot-weather testing in Dubai desert. With a 50 percent humidity factor and midday temperatures pushing over 125 degrees Fahrenheit, the desert climate provides “an ideal environment to test and validate vehicle performance in some of the world’s most extreme conditions.”

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