понедельник, 18 июня 2018 г.

Honda Civic Type R Vs. Ford Focus RS

Let's talk today about two awesome cars. Honda and Ford are for sure two powerful and successful brands. Both of them have good advice for owners. If you are a fan of one of that car you will find no reason to have doubts about, but let us show the difference between Honda Civic and Ford Focus.


There really are no big differences but let's see. First one and most important one: Hondas are Japanese, and Fords are Americans. Honda's high-performance badge has graced some of the most focused hatchbacks ever. While Civic is in its 10th generation, the Japanese brand has once again given it the Type R treatment.

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Audi Estimates SUVs Will Account For Half Of Sales By 2025

Audi is happy to report that its SUV models are selling very well this year. Since the beginning of 2018, the German car maker has delivered approximately 287,500 models from its Q crossover and SUV lineup, which translates into 36.6 percent of its total sales.


By 2025, the brand estimates that SUVs will become the most important sector for Audi, accounting for more than 50 percent of its deliveries. Simply put, by that year, one in every two new Audi vehicles will be an SUV. Interestingly, this target is already achieved on the North American market, where the Q models account for around 51 percent of all sales.

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пятница, 15 июня 2018 г.

четверг, 14 июня 2018 г.

BMW X6 Rendering Is Hardly Surprising

With the new, fourth-generation BMW X5 already out, it’s only natural that it will eventually be followed by its coupe-SUV counterpart, the X6. This niche premium segment is getting more crowded than ever with the launch of the new Audi Q8 and the expected coupe version of the Porsche Cayenne, so we assume the Bavarian automaker is already working on its answer.


These renderings by independent designer Aksyonov Nikita could easily pass off as official images from BMW. There’s not much that can be done wrong with the X6, by just taking the X5 and giving it a sloped roofline and a more stylish hatch you get the next generation of what is one of the most polarizing vehicles on the market today.

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Kia Recalls Half A Million Vehicles In The U.S. Due To Airbag Problem

Following news in March that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was looking into reports of faulty airbags in cars made by Kia and its affiliate Hyundai, Kia has announced that it’s recalling more than half a million vehicles in the U.S. because of this issue.


The NHTSA decided to investigate this matter after learning of six accidents in which four people died and six were injured. In each of the crashes, the airbags failed to deploy because of an apparent electronic glitch. Kia is recalling 507,000 vehicles, including 2010-2013 Kia Fortes, 2011-2013 Kia Optimas, and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles.

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среда, 13 июня 2018 г.

Aston Martin Rapide AMR Gets Carbon Fiber Body And Packs 580 HP

Aston Martin’s AMR motorsport division created an upgrade, limited-edition version of the Rapide sedan. The company images this machine as a four-door perfect for a high-speed journey in comfort and only intends to build 210 of them. Prices will start at 4240,000 in the United States, and deliveries will start in the fourth quarter of 2018.


The Rapide AMR continues to use Aston’s naturally aspirated V12, and it now produces 580 hp and 4654 pound-feet, versus 552 hp and 465 pound-feet from the version in the Rapide S. The revised tuning to unleash the extra power includes larger inlet manifolds and tuned-length dual inlet runners. The upgrade lets the sedan reach 60 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 205 mph.

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Trump Tariffs May Cost Carmakers 1 Million Auto Sales a Year

If president Donald Trump slaps a 25 percent tariff on imported cars, it may cost the U.S auto industry 1 million annual car sales, and that’s just the low end of the estimated damage. The projection by researcher LMC Automotive assumes that automakers would absorb at least half the cost of a tax on imported vehicles.


If companies pass the full 25 percent cost on to consumers, it could snuff out about 2 million sales or more than 10 percent of annual U.S. deliveries. President’s order last month to investigate auto imports for potential trade penalties on national security grounds came as a surprise and quickly drew criticism from automakers and car dealers.

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вторник, 12 июня 2018 г.

Mazda Miata Gets Heavily Updated

The rumors of Mazda developing a more powerful MX-5 Miata were true. Japan’s Car Watch had the opportunity to drive a prototype for the updated roadster, and the magazine divulged all the details. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder now packs 182 horsepower at 7,000 rpm rather than 155 hp at 6,00 rpm in current form. Torque grows a little bit to 151 pound-feet from 148 pound-feet in the existing model.


To achieve such a significant power bump, Mazda overhauls the powertrain. New pistons are 0,95 ounces lighter, and the connecting rods weigh 1,4 ounces less. To breathe better, the Miata’s engine has a larger diameter throttle body, bigger exhaust valves, and wider exhaust piping. These improvements let the redline rise to 7,500 rpm from 6,800 rpm. In addition to more power, the tweaks also are supposed to improve thermal efficiency and lower emission.

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Auto Dealers Fear That Good Times Are Over As Interest Rates Rise

For car dealers, a sunny sales outlook at the start of 2018 has been overshadowed by rising interest rates, shrinking customer budgets and cost increases. Their optimism for the next quarter lost 14 points to just 56 on a 100-point scale, according to the Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index.


The report, based on a survey of more than 1,000 independent and franchise car dealers from April 30 to May 14, shows prospective buyers grappling with tight finances despite a Republican tax cut that many sales executives had expected to boost consumer spending. The biggest challenges they reported were overall auto market conditions, followed by limited inventory, buyers’ ability to obtain credit, and rising interest rates.

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понедельник, 11 июня 2018 г.

BMW i4 Rendered As 435-Mile Electric Sedan

The BMW i3 hatchback and i8 sports car will soon be joined by a third vehicle in the growing “i” range. Previewed by the i Vision Dynamics Concept, which had a range of 373 miles, the i4promises to be the first mass-market, mainstream EV from BMW. Though we don’t know what the final product will resemble, this new rendering gives us an idea of what to expect.


This is what the BMW i4 could look like if of when it reaches production. Most of the same styling cues from the I Vision Dynamics Concept carry over, admittedly, but it’s a more realized, and more production-ready vehicle than its concept counterpart.

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Volvo Wants A Third Of Its Cars Sold To Be Driverless By 2025

Volvo set out new ambitious targets for itself, saying it expects a third of all cars sold to be self-driving vehicles and half of all cars it offers to be available through its Care by Volvo subscription service, creating direct links to 5 million customers, all by the middle of the next decade.


These business goals add to previously stated target that half of Volvo’s car sales will be pure electric vehicles by 2025. Volvo thinks that these initiatives will help it transform its connection to consumers and help it develop new connected services for consumers and generate premium level profitability. Volvo added that it plans a broader range of cars and plans to target sales to autonomous ride-hailing companies.

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пятница, 8 июня 2018 г.

2010 Hyundai Veracruz For Sale. $5000 160K miles


Runs and drives awesome. Perfect condition.
Exterior Color: Black Engine: 3.8L Fuel: Gasoline Transmission: Automatic Drive: AWD Miles: 160,183 Air Conditioning; Power Windows; Power Locks; Power Steering; Tilt Wheel; AM/FM CD/MP3; Satellite; AM/FM CD/DVD; Keyless Entry; Alarm; Dual Front Airbags; Side Airbags; Head Airbags; Rear Head Airbags; Active Seatbelts; All Wheel ABS

Price: $5,000


четверг, 7 июня 2018 г.

2019 Jeep Renegade Revealed With Subtle Facelift

A grand total of two images Jeep is willing to share for the time being. Following a teaser photo released earlier this week, the mildly facelifted 2019 Renegade has made its debut at the Torino Motor Show. This is the European version of the petite crossover, although its American counterpart is expected to feature just about the same styling tweaks.


Here’s what has changed. The headlights have a more modern look and the front bumper has been redesigned by gaining a new lower fascia. The side lights mounted on the front fenders are now white instead of orange, probably to go along better with the updated headlights. It’s worth mentioning the images shared so far are depicting the upper-spec Limited trim, so lesser versions won’t be as nice as this.

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Used Car Market Shows Remarkable Resilience

The used car market continues to show remarkable resilience with values of two-year-old ex-PCP cars in May 2018 retaining 61% of their value new, a figure unchanged from May last year. Used car search company Cazana said the May performance was one point lower than April, which was reasonable considering the increased numbers of these PCPs car returning to the used car market.


Cazana added that diesel values were holding up well despite negative coverage and falling new diesel car sales. Diesel registrations fell for the 14th consecutive month, down 23.6% in May. In comparison to May 2018, there has been stability for ex PCP and privately-owned cars that have covered 36k mileage. Pricing has remained at 56% or original cost new mirroring the price point in May 2017 and a 1% uplift on the April 2018 data.

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среда, 6 июня 2018 г.

Nissan Reveals A Duo Of Camper Vans In Spain

Unveiled by Nissan for the first time during the Madrid Motor Show in Spain, e-NV200 Camper and NV300 Camper comfortably accommodate two travelers who want to enjoy a zero-emissions getaway to the countryside, to the sea or wherever the imagination takes them.


While the idea is attractive, the e-NV200 isn’t very practical, with its compact 40-kilowatt-hour battery and having a maximum range between 124 and 187 miles. But if you live close to the sea or the favorite mountain camping, it can do the job. A better solution for campers could be the new NV300 Camper, which is based on the regular NV300 cargo van. Power here comes from a family of compact 1.6-liter diesel engines.

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Sales of Hybrid Cars Soar as Diesels Plunge by Almost a Quarter

Sales of plug-in hybrid cars soared by almost three-quarters year on year in May, dramatically outstripping the 3.4% overall growth in new car registrations. Nearly 4,000 plug-in hybrids were bought last month, up from 2,301 in May 2017.


Registrations of purely battery-powered cars were up by nearly a fifth, to 1,099. The numbers are still a small fraction of the total 192,649 cars bought in the month but all electrified vehicles combined took a record market share of 5,8%. However, the demand for diesel cars continues to wane in the face of environmental and tax concerns. Diesel registrations plunged by nearly a quarter, to 62,260. The market share of diesels this year so far stands at 32.8%, compared with 44.1% in 2017.

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вторник, 5 июня 2018 г.

Italian Designer Imagines What Next Alfa Romeo 4C Would Look Like

According to Alfa Romeo’s five-year plan, the automaker has no plans of updating the 4Crange in that time. However, Adler Group and Umberto Palermo’s Up Design imagine what an updated version of the sports car could look like. The attractive concept goes by the unwieldy moniker Alfa Romeo Mole Construction Artisan 001.


The concept’s design retains existing hallmarks of the 4C’s look but makes them more aggressive. The lower fascia now features diagonal LEDs at each corner, and the turn signals are next to them. Palermo accentuates the fenders by causing them to come to a sharp point, and the headlights now sit in flying buttresses. All these elements combine to give the car a very angry looking face.

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SUVs and Pick-up Trucks Continue To Drive US Car Sales

Two Detroit automakers on Friday reported an increase in U.S. auto sales for May as demand for sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks continues to buoy sales despite rising gas prices. May is often the biggest sales month of the year for auto sales, with Memorial Day sales driving car shoppers to dealerships to kick off the summer selling season.


SUVs and pickup trucks accounted for about 67% of sales in May, according to J.D. Power, the highest level ever for May. The richer mix of SUVs and pickup trucks, which carry higher prices than passenger cars, drove the average transaction price up nearly $1,200 in May compared to last year, while discounts remained flat at about $3,665 per vehicle, J.D. Power said.

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понедельник, 4 июня 2018 г.

McLaren 675LT Gets Paint Scheme From Its Dad

The McLaren 675LT was designed as a lighter, faster version of the 650S, and it gained a lengthened tail section, hence the LT designation. This longer design was partly inspired by the McLaren F1 GTR “longtail.” That race car also featured a longer body.


One 675LT customer decided bodywork wasn’t enough of a connection to the famous ‘90s racer, so he commissioned the race-inspired paint scheme you see in the pictures. The paint job is a rendition of the 1997 Le Mans GT1 class-winning F1 GTR, which sported a livery based on main sponsor Gulf Oil. It’s not a simple design, and it’s one that McLaren completely painted. McLaren says the whole car took 1,000 hours to finish, and 800 of them were spent on the paint.

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Global Electric Car Sales Up More Than 50% in 2017

Electric car sales around the world rose by 54 percent in 2017, taking global stock across the three-million threshold, the International Energy Agency said in a report. In China, the world’s biggest market for electric vehicles, sales grew by about half – but their market share remained small at 2.2 percent.


In Norway, electric vehicles have by far the world’s highest market share with 39.2 percent according to the IEA. The Paris-based agency was optimistic about the sector’s prospects saying that supportive policies and cost reductions are likely to lead to significant growth in the market uptake of electric vehicles in the outlook period to 2030. But in order for the cars of the future to overtake their petrol and diesel-powered competitors, governments will have to take the lead.

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пятница, 1 июня 2018 г.

Nobe 100 is an Electric Vehicle With Vintage Cuteness

The world of electric cars just got a lot cuter thanks to the Nobe 100, a three-wheeled electric vehicle built in Estonia that looks inspired by the Fiat 500, the Saab 96 and Messerschmitt KR 175.


Capable of speeds up to 68 miles per hour and with a driving range of 136 miles per charge, theNobe is and all-wheel-drive trike. The power is sent to the two front wheels as well as the one in the back. Nobe’s founder, Roman Muljar, says that one of the primary goals with the Nobe 100 was to create something so effortlessly stylish that you want to lick it.

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55% of Global New Car Sales Will Be Electric Vehicles

A new report says that electric car sales are expected to massively increase in the next years, reaching 55 percent of global new car sales by 2040, replacing 7 percent of gas and diesel consumption.


Sales of electric cars have just managed to top 1.1 million per year, but the report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests that they are set to grow to 11 million in 2025 and topping 60 million vehicles, which will be about 55 percent of the new car market, by 2014. The prediction is that electric vehicles will replace 33 percent of the total global car fleet by then.

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четверг, 31 мая 2018 г.

The Ford F-150 Raptor Will Use Adaptive Dampers For Better Landings

The Ford F-150 Raptor isn’t wanted for off-road capability. But, that hasn’t stopped the automaker to have a little fiddle with the hardcore pick-up truck for the 2018 model year.


The first big change is the shock absorbers. Developed by Fox, the new parts have something called “Live Valve technology that can alter the compression rates based on information gleaned from a variety of sensors on the vehicle. The sensors can even tell if you’re airborne. Should you be pulling off some mad jump, the system will know and set the dampers to maximum stiffness to best cope with the landing.

Car Dealer Tactics Stall Electric Car Sales

Car dealerships in Scandinavia, and perhaps beyond, have something against electric vehicles. That’s the conclusion of an investigation conducted by researchers in Nordic countries, where they visited car dealerships and found agents actively discouraging buying electric cars.


To conduct the investigative study, the researchers visited 82 car dealerships in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland. In two-thirds of their visits, agents steered the researchers toward gas-powered cars, sometimes dismissing electric vehicles outright. In three-fourths of the visits, vendors didn’t even inform the researchers that they sold EVs.

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среда, 30 мая 2018 г.

Enjoy This Summer to The Fullest With the Perfect Car From RepoKar

Summer is coming, and we're all excited! What's more fun than going on vacation with your favorite people? Buying a car for your summer escapade! RepoKar.com is here to help you find the perfect car.


RepoKar offers a great selection of used vehicles! From traditional cars to SUVs to pickup trucks, we have everything for you. As the nation’s largest online auto auction, RepoKar is available in most states and is accessible from your PC or mobile device. Discover sedans, SUVs, or your favorite sports cars that you’ll definitely love.

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понедельник, 28 мая 2018 г.

Porsche Built a Replica Of Its First Car, 356 Number One

The first Porsche rolled off the production line in 1948. Model 356 “No. 1 Show Car” which took two months to cover in aluminum body panels alone, done by tinsmith Friedrich Weber – marked a historic starting point for the German marque.


Although that car may be lost in time, that doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily gone for good. Almost 70 years later, the German marque has revived its first-ever vehicle in the form of a near-exact replica. The 356 “No. 1 Show Car” replica was recreated by Porsche engineers in honor of the marque’s 70th anniversary – and it looks absolutely stunning.

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