by Ali Arsham The Audi A3 is one of the best kept secrets out there. Here is an Audi at Toyota prices that still feels and drives like an Audi. The A3 was totally redesigned last year and the US market lost the hatchback version so now all A3 models are sedans. The good news is that there are many improvements along the way. There is even a rumor that the hatchback will be back in the US.
Lighter, more powerful, with more advanced technology The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro revealed today offers higher levels of performance, technology and refinement and is designed to maintain the sporty car segment leadership earned over the past five years. The Gen Six Camaro provides a faster, more nimble driving experience, enabled by an all-new, lighter architecture and a broader powertrain range. Six all-new powertrain combinations are offered, including a 2.0L Turbo, an all-new 3.6L V-6 and the LT1 6.2L V-8, which is SAE-certified at 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 455 lb-ft of torque (617 Nm) – for the most powerful Camaro SS ever.
by Ali Arsham The minivan has been forgotten among many manufacturers. There are only a handful of minivans still available for sale and most have not been redesigned in a long time. Kia’s Sedona minivan has been around for a long time but has not been updated for many years. Some assumed that Kia would just quietly get rid of it from their lineup but instead Kia redesigned it and has made the 2015 Sedona one of the best and most attractive minivans available.
by Ali Arsham The Honda Civic is an amazing car. The same basic car can be so different. We sampled our favorite Civic, the Si, along with one of the most luxurious, the EX-L. They are completely different animals and appeal to different people while they are the same chassis and are priced about the same. It is an unlikely comparison but it is intriguing.
Only 37 GT350R Models To Be Built In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Shelby GT350, Ford will build a limited run of Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs for 2015. The original Shelby GT350, introduced in 1965, established Mustang’s performance credentials on racetracks around the world. The all-new Shelby GT350, featuring the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever, re-establishes Mustang as a world-class sports car. Only 100 Shelby GT350 models will feature a 2015 model year designation before production switches over to 2016. Of these, 50 will be equipped with the Technology Package and 50 equipped with the Track Package.
Chevrolet Introduces 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition
Track-to-street connection honored with limited production model Chevrolet today introduced the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition - a road-going, track-capable homage to the Corvette Racing C7.R racecars. It's offered in Corvette Racing's signature yellow livery - or black - with coordinated exterior and interior accents. Only 500 examples of the C7.R Edition will be built and all will include the Z07 Performance Package with carbon ceramic brakes, as well as a specially serialized vehicle identification number. They go on sale later this year.
Displacement of the NSX's all-new twin turbo V-6 engine to be 3.5-liters In advance of the market launch of the highly anticipated next generation Acura NSX, the engineers leading the supercar's development shared new technical details and design strategies with the automotive engineering community at the April 22nd SAE Detroit Section dinner, held in conjunction with the SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition.
Most attainable McLaren yet McLaren will launch its second model in the new Sports Series, the McLaren 540C Coupe, at the Shanghai Motor Show, 20-29 April 2015. The most attainable McLaren yet, the 540C Coupe joins the recently revealed 570S Coupe in the Sports Series as the brand brings its race derived DNA to a new audience and segment.
Cadillac CT6 to Offer Plug-In Hybrid Electric Technology
PHEV system expected to double fuel economy Cadillac announced today at the Shanghai Auto Show that it will add an available Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV) propulsion system to its upcoming range-topping CT6 sedan. The new PHEV system is expected to more than double the fuel economy of the conventional powertrain offerings. The CT6 PHEV takes advantage of the car’s advanced lightweight structure to create a unique formula for the prestige sedan.
Should boost lagging sales Cadillac today announced the ELR electrified luxury coupe will offer a host of upgrades for the 2016 model year, including boosts in acceleration, driving performance and connectivity. Major product upgrades include a more than 25 percent boost in power and torque, faster acceleration that improves 0-60 mph by 1.5 seconds, higher top speed, retuned chassis and steering for better handling, more responsive brakes and a new Performance equipment package
Two examples of the 570S unveiled at New York Auto Show The all-new McLaren Sports Series brings McLaren race-derived technologies and supercar driving exhilaration to the sports car market for the first time. Launching with two power outputs, the Sports Series offers class-leading performance, lightweight construction including a carbon fiber chassis, recognizable McLaren design values and a comprehensive specification list.
by Ali Arsham The Hyundai Genesis was a significant car when it was introduced in 2009. It brought luxury to the masses by providing an alternative to the German brands at a significant discount. The 2015 Genesis brings some improvements to the second generation premium sedan. The 2015 Genesis represents a bold step forward for Hyundai, continuing to build upon its successful strategy of marketing its premium models under the Hyundai brand umbrella, rather than a costly separate luxury brand sales channel.
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