2011 Mazda2 Facelift

2011 Mazda2 Facelift

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 meter design with black background and a closed-type glove compartment.
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2011 Volkswagen Passat

Paris 2010: 2011 Volkswagen Passat

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 four-cylinder as well as the 296-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6. All engines can be mated to either a six-speed manual or dual-clutch automatic gearbox, and 4Motion all-wheel drive should be available on top-end models.
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Crazy russian biker

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 couple minutes of my life could be more interesting than the whole life of the other people.”

Hyundai recalling 140,000 Sonatas

Hyundai Sonata

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 the driver could experience a loss of, or reduction in, steering capability increasing the risk of a crash.”

The recall affects 2011 Hyundai Sonata sedans built between December 11, 2009 and September 10, 2010. Hyundai’s dealers should begin sending out recall notices in October. They will inspect and re-torque the assembly, and update the steering software too, at no charge.
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Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Limited Edition

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Limited Edition

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 yellow-painted brake calipers and discs made from carbon-ceramic composite, while several external components, such as the diffuser and mirror casings are made from carbon-fiber.
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell

Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell

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 of its petrol-powered sibling.
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2011 Jeep Liberty

2011 Jeep Liberty

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 jack with 6.5-in. touch screen and 30 GB hard drive
-AM/FM/CD/DVD/MP3 and auxiliary jack with 6.5-in. touch screen, 30 GB hard drive and Garmin navigation
-AM/FM/CD/DVD/MP3 and auxiliary jack with 6.5-in. touch screen, 30 GB hard drive, Uconnect navigation, SIRIUS Traffic and SIRIUS Travel Link
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