Corolla and Matrix pricing announced
announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) today
for the all-new 2009 Corolla and Matrix, along with the 2008 FJ
Cruiser Trail Teams Special Edition. The Corolla base MSRP will
range from $15,250 to $19,950 while the Matrix will range from
$16,190 to $21,850. MSRPs do not include a delivery, processing
and handling fee of $660. Both models will begin arriving at dealerships
Here for more details
Audi A1 Convertible
Audi will launch the A1 compact car in
2009 at the Frankfurt Auto Show. A Cabriolet version will also
be unveiled in October 2011. The future A1 will be placed above
the TT, but under the A3, and wants to be the cheapest Audi in
the line-up. The A1 Convertible will compete with BMW 1-Series
Convertible, Mini Convertible and Volkswagen Eos.
Here for more details
599 Spider to arrive in 2009
is a fact that the Roadsters are cooler than the Coupe models.
Seeing the success of the SR Roadster, Ferrari decided that is
time to work on a Spider version of its 599 GTB. It will arrive
Ferrari will also unveil a successor for
the F430 at the Paris Motor Show next year. It will be called
F149. Also, Enzo will see a successor, the F70 that will arrive
at the end of 2009 or the beginning of 2010.
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Sonic Orange concept is complemented by a Ballistic Black carbon
fiber hood, roof and ground effects for reduced weight. Strong
hints of the production version are highlighted in its “Z” bodylines
and powerful curves. When the production sports coupe arrives,
it likely will be the most affordable 300+ horsepower car on the
market, and the most dynamic performance car yet from Hyundai.
Romeo 159 GTA
Alfa Romeo is seriously considering giving
a hard time to the biggest German manufacturers. A V8 powered
159 GTA is currently under testings and will be unveiled next
year at the Geneva Motor Show. When it will go on sale in early
2009 it will compete with the BMW M3, Audi RS4 and Mercedes C63
CCX and CCXR Limited Editions
It features a 5.0L twin supercharged Koenigsegg engine, together
with many other unique features. The car is more track biased
compared to the standard models, as it has stiffer springs and
anti-roll bars, reset dampers and lowered chassis. It also features
a fully visible carbon body a large adjustable rear wing, larger
front splitter and side strakes for increased down force and a
unique forged wheel design.
Abt AS5 is not only optically a real sports car. In Essen it is
presented with the powerful 3.0 TDI engine which, thanks to Abt
Power S, now brings 300 HP (221 KW) onto the road instead of the
serial 240 HP (176 KW). The torque of 600 Nm is getting free at
already 2400 rpm and provide for shear force in all situations.
Also impressive is the acceleration of the self-igniting engine.
Exactly 5.3 seconds needs the car from standing still to 100 km/h,
the top speed is 264 km/h - values which suit to a sporty Coupé
like the Abt AS5.
to unveil three new TT models by 2010
will expand the TT line-up with three new models by 2010. There
will be a Cayman-rivalling TTS in 2008, a BMW M3-chasing TTRS,
and an all new twin turbo TT diesel coming in 2009.
CEO says no SUV
an interview at Los Angeles Auto Show, Lamborghini CEO Stephan
Winkelmann denied any rumors about a future SUV. Winkelmann said
the company will focus on the Gallardo and the Murcielago, and
also a new model will come every year, but none of this will be
In the interview, Lamborghini also said
that the Reventon was created to celebrate the Lamborghin’s success.
It will be limited to 20 units all over the world, and 11 of those
are coming to USA.
Land Rover Defender SVX
Land Rover Press Release) LAND ROVER REVEALS 60th ANNIVERSARY
DEFENDER SPECIAL EDITION AT THE BRITISH RED CROSS BALL.
With metallic black paintwork and subtle
satin black graphic decals, the Defender SVX will be available
in both 90 soft-top and 90 station wagon versions. Distinctive
exterior features have a contrasting silver finish, such as the
unique 'Defender' and 'SVX' badges, tubular side-steps, and the
bold surround for the front grille and new, clear-lens headlamps.
All vehicles will also feature new, 'diamond turned' five-spoke
alloy wheels, a reinforced aluminium front undershield and clear
LED rear lights.
all-new 2009 Lincoln MKS full-size luxury sedan debuts today,
providing customers understated style, first-of-a-kind convenience
features, advanced safety and one of the best values in the luxury
market. Unveiled at the Greater Los Angeles International Auto
Show, the new Lincoln flagship is designed to help fuel Lincoln’s
growth by attracting new customers.
Just two years after its highly successful
introduction, the Infiniti M receives major upgrades for 2008
that include the first-ever availability of Infiniti’s intelligent
ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system on the 4.5-liter V8-powered
M45. The new model, designated M45x, joins the M35x to provide
buyers with two choices in all-climate AWD performance.
Honda FCX Clarity
FCX Clarity is a next-generation, zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered
fuel cell vehicle based on the entirely-new Honda V Flow fuel
cell platform, and powered by the highly compact, efficient and
powerful Honda V Flow fuel cell stack. Featuring tremendous improvements
to driving range, power, weight and efficiency - and boasting
a low-slung, dynamic and sophisticated appearance, previously
unachievable in a fuel cell vehicle
i30 - Australian Car of the Year
has scored a major coup, beating a field of the world’s best cars
to win the 2007 CARSguide Car of the Year award with its diesel-powered
i30 hatchback. Praised by the judging panel for its style, handling
and performance features, the i30 was also voted CARSguide Green
Car of the Year in recognition of its small turbodiesel’s frugal
and eco-friendly performance.
rumors about a Lamborghini SUV, is now time to talk about a future
Ferrari SUV. And even if Ferrari is about supercars, it seems
that company has finally decided that they need a SUV in their
line-up. Maybe the conclusion came after Lamborghini decided to
built one, or maybe after seeing the success of the Porsche Cayenne,
but, in any case the SUV is on its way and will be launched sometime
Saleen S302 Extreme
Extreme boasts a “Saleen built” 302 cubic inch engine augmented
by a patented Saleen twin-screw, intercooled supercharger. The
combination delivers an unprecedented 620 Hp and 600 lb-ft of
neck snapping torque.
Also equipped with a supercharged & intercooled 302 cubic
inch V8, the H302SC produces 580 hp and 525 lb-ft of torque.
A few years ago, the idea of building a
4x4 that thinks it’s a coupé would scarcely have been believed
– but BMW has done exactly that with its stunning new X6. According
to the German marque, the four-door, four-wheel-drive vehicle
will redefine the off-roader as we know it when it goes on sale
here next summer.
Lamborghini is working on a lightweight
version of the Murcielago. At least 220 pounds lighter than the
Murciélago LP640, the SV will have even more power than the 641-hp
V12 Reventon. Sources also say that Lamborghini is working on
a SV version of the Gallardo.
Celica to be replaced in 2009
current generation Celica was taken out of production in 2005.
But Toyota has good news for European sports car lovers: a replacement
is under development and will be unveiled in 2009.
The new car is part of a plan for sportier
models. The Lexus IS-F, which will be introduced in March 2008,
will become the company’s flagship model.
all-wheel-drive 2009 Nissan GT-R will be powered by a 3.8-liter
twinturbo V6 engine churning out 473 horsepower with capabilities
of 434 ft-lb of torque. Driving on a rear-mounted transaxle, the
car will only be available with a GR6 dual-clutch six-speed automatic
Nissan will give the driver use the same
leather-wrapped aluminum paddle shifters currently used on the
G35, according to Edmunds.
Audi A5 V6 TDI
MTM prefers the subtle art of visual understatement
and maximum impact from the engineering within. With the Audi
A5 3.0 V6 TDi, the technicians at Wettstetten have produced a
tough rival for the near peerless S5. Independently tested at
Hockenheim, MTM’s Thunderbolt smashed the S5 lap time by a clear
new-generation Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe combines thrilling design
and performance with outstanding value to offer the sport coupe
customer an attainable exotic. New for 2008, limited-production
Special Edition models will be available with either the V-6 or
4-cylinder engine. The SE models combine an exclusive aerodynamic
body package, a unique exterior graphic treatment and interior
2009 Nissan 350Z ?
Japanese magazine presented a few renderings of what is thought
to be the highly anticipated 2009 Nissan 350Z. The current 350Z
is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine, but is believed to get a
3.7 liter engine in 2009 (this mean that the new sportscar Nissan
will get the 370Z name)
Aston Martin DBS
Aston Martin unveiled the new DBS at the
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 16th. Aston Martin
Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez, said: “The DBS is the
ultimate expression of Aston Martin’s engineering and technical
ability. It offers pure performance without compromise.
2009 Borrego is based on the mesa Concept, unveiled in 2005 at
the Detroit Auto Show. Built with body-on-frame construction incorporating
the latest in NVH engineering philosophy. Borrego will be available
with either a V6 engine or the company’s first V8 offering, which
will also boast Kia’s largest towing capacity to date.
2008 Cadillac Escalade Sport
Cadillac Escalade Sport concept showcases even more of the dramatic
presence and power that has made Escalade the sales and image
leader among large luxury SUVs. The Escalade Sport showcases a
small-block V-8 that produces approximately 550 horsepower and
is backed by a heavy-duty 6L80 six-speed transmission.
made official today the 911 GT2. Set to make its world debut in
September at Frankfurt Motor Show, the GT2 is the most powerful
911 so far homologated for road use. Through its striking design
with large air intakes at the front and the rear wing so characteristic
of this very special model, the new 911 GT2 expresses the power
and performance potential of the fastest-ever 911 right from the
start even at a standstill.
will be both coupe and convertible version of the car, probably
introduced at the same time. The convertible is reported to have
a folding hard top and is intented to be more of a boutique car
than a serious sport car. The coupe, however, will be just that,
eqquiped with a 5 liter V8 engine producing 450 hp and 383 lbs-ft
Hummer working on small SUV
News reports the new Hummer will have similar in size to the Jeep
Wrangler. The smaller, lower-priced SUV is needed to help Hummer
become successful outside North America.
The 2009 H4 will be a 2-door, 4-seat model
featuring a shorter wheelbase compared to other Hummer models.
A concept version will be unveiled next year at Detroit Auto Show.
know you all were waiting for the new F430 Challenge Stradale
to be unveiled, but Ferrari made us a surprise today: they unveiled
the F430 Scuderia (it seem they have decided for another name),
a truly high-performance 2-seater berlinetta which demonstrates
how Ferrari’s Formula 1 know-how is carried across to its production
cars. The car will be officially unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show
by Michael Schumacher.