The UK insurance firm came to a conclusion after over 18,000 hairdressers in Britain. The company said the MINI One is three and a half times more likely to be driven by someone working as a hairdresser than everyone else. The Audi TT ain’t the most popular car among hairdressers – or at least not in Britain. According to a new study made by UK women's car insurance specialist, that title goes to the one and only, MINI One hatchback.
Ergonomics which suit everyone, a firm, stable chassis and a perfectly balanced geometry round off this cool package: great handling for the city and ultra-stable for travelling at higher speeds on country roads.
With so much fun, the optional ABS is a welcome extra too, as are other features such as LED technology, styling parts, various intelligent luggage solutions – and of course the test ride. And don’t forget: the bike is also available with 34 bhp!
The Tiida hatchback from Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today premiered an all-new hatchback model at the 14th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition.
This new model will be the new generation Tiida in China is targeted toward young families who value quality life. With appeal points such as ‘premium and agile styling’, ‘class leading comfort’ and ‘PURE DRIVE revolutionary powertrain’, the new model will continue to be a leading model in the compact hatchback market in China. Nissan will also be the first Japanese automaker to introduce a turbo-charged engine in the Chinese market, with the introduction of the new Tiida’s turbo series. visibility is significantly improved contributing to stress-free driving.
the Tiida gets a longer wheelbase than its predecessor by 100 mm (3.9 inches), and will eventually feature one of the first turbo-charged engines. This new model, to be produced in the Dongfeng Nissan Huadu Plant in Guangzhou Followed by its introduction in China market.
Hyundai has not let anyone drive the Veloster but they are willing to show us around the car, from top to bottom, and take us for an extensive drive around the block. The Veloster is Hyundai's latest addition to its lineup that now encompasses everything from the modest $12,000 Accent to the Lexus-fighting $58,000 Equus.
The new hatchback - uniquely configured with one driver door and two passenger doors. It's promoted as a compact coupe offering fun-to-drive chassis dynamics, a long list of standard innovative technology and hybrid-beating fuel economy in one cool-looking package.
DS5 is the first Citroen model to feature HYbrid4 diesel technology, providing enhanced performance and class leading environmental credentials. The advanced Hybrid4 delivers 200bhp; four-wheel drive capability; emission-free electric power for the city; and an acceleration boost function for the open road with total CO2 emissions of just 99g/km.
Inside, the cabin reflect a modern expression and driving pleasure. Flowing lines, a sleek profile and muscular wheel arches which wrap themselves around the large (16" to 19") alloy wheels, give DS5 an undoubted air of refined confidence.
Citroën DS5 will be soon productive in the famous Peugeot factory in Sochaux, while marketing is scheduled for early 2012.
The local exotic supercars like Ferraris, Porsches, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and Maseratis assembled at Space u8, Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam.In a follow up to the flag-off on 20 May 2011 from “space u8”, the mall which is located in the Bukit Jelutong Township will also host the inaugural Shah Alam Motor Show from 23 – 26 June which will be open to the public, that offering an exciting range of activities for car enthusiasts and families.
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Bentley Motors have sold 396 cars in Mainland China excluding Hong Kong and Macau and that too in the first four months of 2011. This is an all-time record in the Asian market. After this record, Bentley broke its previous record set just last year, by an amazing 66 percent increase in sales.
Achieving 8% is a magic number in U.S. automotive sales. When an automaker hits 8%, they become one of the big guns in auto market. Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, Honda, Dodge and Nissan have already achieved, and Hyundai is expected to achieve in 2011.
Hyundai and its partner-brand Kia have steadily evolving as world-class carmakers. They’re keenly priced, and has a comprehensive quality which majority of new car buyers want in this day and age.
Peugeot 508 sedan edition will be produced in France and China, the Chinese market temporarily not offer travel edition, sedan edition’s car body length 4.79 m, and travel edition 4.81 m in length, expect the new Peugeot 508 sales 100 000.
It took eleven years for Lexus to become the top dog of the U.S luxury car market, and roughly the same amount of time to lose the title. Its because of Toyota’s accelerator pedal recall saga and the fifty percent drop in production capacity caused by the earthquake and the old guard automakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz have left the Japanese upstart gasping for air in third place.
RCZ sport coupe Voted the most beautiful car of the year at the 25th International Automobile Festival, the RCZ features avant-garde styling and sexy proportions that introduces a new dynamic design from the French car maker.
Besides the looks, the RCZ’s rigid body and wide track offers exceptional road holding.
It also gets an innovative active bonnet system with a pyrotechnic system that raises the bonnet’s hinges by 55mm in 0.1 second during a frontal collision to provide pedestrian protection.
At the rear is an active spoiler that automatically deploys at higher speeds to increase downforce for better stability.
The active rear spoiler is capable of deploying in two positions based on the speed of the car to ensure ideal balance between fuel consumption and road holding.
Available in two variants, the six-speed automatic comes with an on-the-road-price of RM218,888 and features a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that produces 156bhp and 240Nm of torque.
The six-speed manual priced at RM223,888, delivers more performance - 200bhp and 275Nm of torque from its 1.6-litre turbocharged engine which has variable valve timing and lift technology.
The automatic can dash fro 0-100kph in 8.4 seconds for a top speed of 213kph, while the more powerful manual variant does it in 7.5 seconds and has a maximum speed of 237kph.
Standard equipment are xenon headlights with dynamic directional lighting, LED rear tail lamps, aluminium 19-inch alloy rims, front and rear parking assistance .
Other features include four airbags, electronic stability control, anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, electronic brake assist, anti-skid regulation and dynamic stability control.
For more efficient braking, the more powerful manual RCZ is equipped with larger ventilated discs.
Assembled at Magna Steyr’s plant in Graz, Austria, the RCZ is available in Pearlescent White or Haria Grey.
“Peugeot RCZ has futuristic exterior, luxurious interior and powerful engine is catered for enthusiasts who enjoy driving.The RCZ will be a premium coupe segment in the market to compete with others.
to whom who are intrested with this car can visit Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur, or selected showroom.
can see the brilliant finishing work. Other than that, It is packed with orange sport rims, a pair of bucket seat, a new concept headlight, two screens, a ipad dock and also a subwoofer.
Although Honda has unveiled the CR-Z equipped with MUGEN accessories, Honda only plans on producing 300 complete kits for the 2011 CR-Z. The package includes: a full MUGEN body kit; a front grille; a rear wing spoiler; 17-inch "XJ" aluminum wheels; sport mats; a unique black aluminum shift knob and a billet aluminum oil-filler cap.
Do you get the type of satisfaction that makes you proud to own a car. AutoPacific has researched and found which automakers are doing their best job of keeping customers happy. The results released for the 2011 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA), and you may be surprised to know that Lincoln and Chrysler have taken top honors.
A few decades ago, mentioning brands like Hyundai and Prada in the same sentence would have seemed laughable but today Hyundai has a different image and no car could compete such a transformation more than the Genesis.
The Korean automaker announced a partnership two years ago with the Italian fashion house for a concept car but it has now launched the Genesis Prada. This luxury sedan is distinguished with a shark-fin antenna on the roof, offset by dark chrome trim, special 19-inch alloys and a special paint either Brown Moro, Blue Baltico or Black Nero Paints .
Audi has just released info about its new 2012 Audi A6 Avant. Its body is comprised of bits of aluminum and the A6 benefits has a composite construction that keeps the passengers safe. This lightweight approach has helped the 2012 A6 Avant drop 66 pounds versus the previous model and its as much as 154 pounds lighter than the one it replaces. The base A6 2.0 TDI Avant weighs just 3,616 pounds.
The two Cygnet Launch Edition cars - White and Black - are available with either standard manual or optional continuously variable transmission and will be produced for a limited time.
Both cars will feature craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail characterise each Cygnet, and the extremely high levels of interior finish are exemplified by the choice of materials and colours.
Cygnet Launch Edition White brings together a serene exterior finished in Snow White paint with a mix of silver mesh, chrome brightwork and White Diamond turned alloy wheels.
At the exterior, the iconic wings badge appear in matching white.
Inside, the seats and dash are finished in pure black full grain leather, perforated in a special diamond pattern. Dark chrome accents adorn the cabin while the wings badges are rendered in black throughout.
Both will also get a bespoke Bill Amberg five-piece luggage set, available in a contemporary combination of black leather with technical fabric.
The set comprises glove box bag, removable door pocket bag, holdall, garment bag and a collapsible tote bag.
Among the Audi S lineup, you can pick which S vehicle you cant, but you do not have a say in which engine is mounted under the hood. It seems that the upcoming Audi S6 and S7 might break that tradition. The cars will be available with the diesel lumps, but the badging will keep the A and not wear an S.
It may be called the Forspeed, but this Smart is unlikely to set any speed records. That said, it has a 7bhp overboost feature if you need a bit more shove, and has a claimed range of 84 miles from a single charge.
When Lamborghini unveiled the Sesto Elemento Concept Car, everyone thought it would get past the show stand due to its lightweight construction but as for producing the Sesto as is seemed rather outside of the realm of possibility.
We began receiving reports that Lamborghini was preparing to put it into production, albeit severely limited. Then the successive reports suggested that the car could be strictly limited to avoid costly homologation procedures.
During its first year on sale, the Citroen DS3 has seen total sales go beyond 80,000 units, a result of its styling, unique personality and driving dynamics.
"The Citroen DS3 has an ageless air about it, with a youthful exuberance that gives it a trendy appeal, but at the same time exuding an enduring quality and substance," said Diesel Car editor, Ian Robertson. "The driving experience combined a secure, planted feel with a pert, grippy liveliness that makes it real fun behind the wheel."
Linda Jackson, Citroen UK’s Managing Director commented: "It’s great to see DS3 winning yet more important and prestigious awards. We are dedicated to providing cars with both personality and real-world practicality and combining those attributes with engines that sparkle while putting economy and the environment at the forefront of our thinking. This is certainly the case with DS3 and it’s clearly recognised by the press and public alike."