Car air conditioning got what you might call a bit of a frosty reception when it first came out, but only because it cost so much – around $6800 in today’s money for a simple cooling system you couldn’t even turn off.
After a week or two of pictures and information being leaked on the internet, the new generation WRX has broken cover today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, featuring a new engine, technology and styling.
The Subaru Levorg concept tourer has been unveiled at the Tokyo motor Show, showcasing new engines and the latest safety technology from Subaru.
Being unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show, the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition pays homage to the original Jeep (Willys) that was produced to support American troops in WWII.
The 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo (with track options) has retained its crown as the fastest volume production car around the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit (known as the Green Hell) in Germany, lapping the ‘Ring in just 7 minutes 8.679 seconds.
Ahead of today’s Tokyo Motor Show, Honda, yesterday, showcased the latest Honda Civic Type R development car at its in-house test track in Tochigi, Japan.
The new MINI made its worldwide debut yesterday at MINI’s UK production plant in Oxford and features all-new vehicle architecture, refreshed design and a range of new engines.
Three motor shows and three new model reveals for Porsche. The new 911 Turbo Cabriolet will make its début in Los Angeles along with the global reveal of the Porsche Macan, while the Panamera Turbo S will be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show. Almost simultaneously, the 918 Spyder super sports car will be premiered to the Chinese and US public in Guangzhou and Los Angeles.
VW Group has told Practical Motoring this morning (November 18) that only a small number of Skodas and Audis fitted with the companies’ seven-speed DSG gearbox (DQ200), will be getting recall notices for replacement of synthetic oil.
The Subaru Legacy (Liberty) Concept will make its world premiere at the 2013 Los Angeles Motor Show on Wednesday 20 November (in just four days time), hinting at the design direction for an all-new version of Subaru’s flagship Legacy (known as the Liberty here in Australia) model.
VW’s seven-speed DSG problems do not appear to be over as the company also announces separate recalls of Amarok and Tiguan models.
Nissan has been busy refreshing all of its models and today released a video looking at the design and engineering that went into taking the new Nissan Qashqai from concept to creation.
The Nissan 370Z Coupe and Roadster has had its list price cut by more than $10,000, with Nissan announcing, today, new pricing for the iconic sports car.
Lexus will unveil the new CT 200h at the 2013 Guangzhou Motor Show next week, on November 21. Teaser images show a slightly breathed on exterior design which includes the new Lexus signature spindle grille, and new design alloy wheels and changes to the rear of the car have also been unveiled.
An all-electric version of the Kia Soul – badged the EV and with a potential range of 200km on one overnight charge – is slated to go on sale during the second half of next year, and will be the first electrically-driven, zero-emissions family car Kia has sold outside its homeland.