Biyernes, Hulyo 25, 2014

Update On 2016 Land Rover

The carmaker of Land Rover who is currently working on the new version of the vehicle, planned to be called Discovery Sport, introduced some details about it already. 

The updated LR2 model of 2013 will remind you of Land Rover Discovery concept especially with its new four-cylinder turbocharged powertrain, luxury interior and brand’s off-road system the Terrain Response.

The auto manufacturer of LR2 is said to share the same platform as the Evoque model and they even picked their U.K. plant to make their presentation of the novelty.

Those who are planning to purchase this novelty are in for a treat. Aside from having two powertrains, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine and 3.0-liter V6 supercharged powertrain, it is also built on LR-MS platform that’s composed of aluminum and other lightweight materials.

The updated design of EUCD of Ford is also the design inspiration of the Discovery Sport’s exterior, looks like paint protection will be at the top of your priority again, plus it is still fitted with standard nine-speed automatic gearbox, regardless of the powertrain. 

To represent the car of 2016 model year, you’ll be seeing the five seats version of this model next year. After that the seven seats model will be launched. Not only that, replacing the LR4 with a new small model and including a subcompact and compact crossover to the Discovery family in accordance to the presence expansion plan in the auto market is also in the works.

Mark October on your calendar this year, and prepare for the official debut of Discover Sport at the annual auto show in Paris.

Miyerkules, Hulyo 16, 2014

The Audi Q7 To The Next Level

Good news for the SUV Audi Q7 enthusiast who have been waiting for its updated version, you’ll be seeing the updated version as a car of 2015 model year because the developments will be finished by the end of this year.

The introduction of the new Q7 would have been this year if not for the various upgrades on SUV done this year.

Volkswagen group’s developed platform which is MLB Evo is where the new Q7 is built from. A platform that is also planned to be used in “big” cars like Volkswagen Touareg, as well as the next generation of Porsche Cayenne, Lamborghini Urus, Bently SUV and electrical and plug-in hybrid models too.

The new Audi Q7 is expected to weigh only 5,300 pounds due to the lightweight materials like aluminum and carbon fiber that will be used to construct the vehicle. Because of this, it became more than 650 pounds lighter than the previous one.

Not only that, you can choose from the renewed Q7 with 3.0-liter TFSI engine, 4.0-liter TFSI engine and 3.0-liter TDI engine. There’s a plug-in hybrid variant and diesel-electric variant for the U.S. buyers of this updated Q7 available on the market as well. If you’re wondering about the performance version, the quad-exhaust that we saw should confirm that. Los Angeles next month or in Paris in October will host the official debut of the new Audi Q7, as planned. 

If you’re preparing for this to change your ride then include car grooming on your list because with  a ride like this, you wouldn’t want to see even a hint of dust on it.

Linggo, Hulyo 13, 2014

Prove Marchionne Wrong About Lancia

The Fiat and Chrysler’s CEO, Mr. Sergio Marchionne announced that he will eliminate the Lancia brand, those that are supposed to be sold in Italy because according to him “The Lancia brand has no history [outside Italy]”.
Despite the Marchionne-bashing that seems to take a life of its own, his cleverness as a businessman is undeniable. He eliminated the reliability stigma on Maserati in ‘80s through his engineering excellence, to make it a coveted luxury brand again.
 Aside from that he also invested 5 billion euro to fix the mistake of the former Fiat and Chrysler’s CEO on the Alfa Romeo and revive its prestige and brand value which the 4C showed great potential to accomplish that goal.
His ability to stand against Italian unions is also undeniable especially during the times when he was trying to rebuild Alfa Romeo and re-launch Fiat in the US.
Because it is evident that his smart, do you think he’s right about Lancia? Should it really be gone for good? It’s not that we’re standing against Marchionne but he should reconsider this one and give a chance.
From the brands legacy that it has established through the likes of Stratos, 037, or the Delta Integrale HF, Lancia no doubt can make a comeback. A little inspiration from today’s market demands, combined with the ‘60s and early ‘70s elegance and design, then Lancia can definitely take inspiration from the VW move on their Seat and Skoda and rise again. Who knows, with a little more faith on the brand’s heritage they might even do better than VW in terms of turn around.
Tear your eyes away for a second from the car you’re grooming and tell Marchionne what you think about Lancia. If you have an even better idea, then by all means say it, it might inspire him and change his mind about getting rid of it.