Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe has green light

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The VAG Group confirms that there will be a production model based on the Volkswagen NMC presented in Beijing which will arrive about mid-2016. These coupe four doors will be placed in terms of size and price between the Scirocco and Volkswagen CC as well as offering us a look at the new generation of the Jetta.

The Volkswagen New Midsize Coupe, which was introduced during the last week in Beijing, is confirmed for your arrival to production in 2016. The new sports sedan of the VAG group not only ahead of the lines of the next generation of the Jetta, but that also will be a sportier version resulting from this. Continue reading

BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept, anticipating the future of 7 series

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Presented at the Beijing Motor Show 2014, the BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept has much interest and importance beyond China. And it shows us the vision of BMW in this prototype for future short and medium term as regards the luxury saloon segment, in design and technology included on board.

Starting with its exterior design, the BMW Vision Future Luxury showed considerable evolution with respect to what seen so far in the Bavarian brand, reminding the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe shown last year. Of course, without betraying its identity as the double front grille, larger and far more character than ever. Continue reading

How Not to Buy a Lemon

Purchasing a car is a serious and sometimes a scary thing to do, and because of the significance of the purchase people try to avoid the chance of buying a lemon. More and more people are sticking to purchasing used cars for saving some cash, but they are worried about the perspective of inheriting all the car problems from the former owner of the vehicle. Nevertheless, even getting a new car is not a guaranty that you will have no maintenance troubles. Anyways, you still can find a good car and not buy a lemon, and the main task for you is to prepare well before making a decision.

  1. Use an independent resource to research the models you are interested in. Look at the reliability scores and the percentage of repairs. On such web resources like The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (nhtsa.gov) and the Center for Auto Safety (autosafety.org)you can find all the information about recalls of the cars, complaints and defects. If you are looking for more car information and car buying manuals, check out the consumer reports.
  2. When looking for the car, address only reputable auto dealers. Good reputation is a reason of good sales, and moreover, authorized dealers have to answer to manufacturers.
  3. Used cars can as well be found at the authorized new car dealers lots. Late models can still have a warranty in place – a factory warranty or the one given buy the dealer. The low odometer usually means less tear and wear done to the car. Also visit classified sites in your area; you can see some new and used cars offers there.
  4. When looking for the used or new car, use the Internet actively. Visit specialized auto forums where you can communicate with other drivers, share the experience and learn what other people think of this or that car model.
  5. Narrow down the list of models you are interested in, and ask for a test drive of those remained. Listen to your instincts and your feelings, and if you feel something is wrong, or if you hear strange noises, pass on the opportunity to buy a lemon.
  6. If you are planning to buy a used car, address a mechanic you trust and ask him to check the car for you. Even if you will have to pay for this, it will still be cheaper than buying a bad car and then coping with a bigger problem.
  7. If you are getting a used car, ask the owner for the VHR of the car (which is Vehicle History Report), the information about all the repairs done to the car, and its title history. The most common source of the VHR is Carfax, and to get it you will have to know the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), which you often can find on the driver’s side of the window. The multiple repairs or titles may indicate that the car has some serious problems.
  8. Learn more about lemon laws in your state. These protect consumers from cars failing to meet standards of quality. They may vary from state to state, and sometimes only cover buying the new cars.

The new Volkswagen Phaeton will arrive in 2018

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One of those most responsible for the Volkswagen brand has been able to confirm recently some details about the next generation of Phaeton, the flagship of the company. The luxury sedan will be renewed and will present in the year 2018, although it will not be until after a few months, in 2019, when it arrive at the market.

Michael Horn, CEO of the Volkswagen Group in the United States, has revealed some details about the next generation of the Phaeton, a saloon of luxury that has more than ten years on the world market. It will be presented in the year 2018 having this model in several different bodies. Continue reading

Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary, Special Edition for New York

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It introduced in 1989 in the Detroit Auto Show, the MAzda MX-5 is now its first quarter-century of life, age 25. With the first units already categorized as classic, Mazda will present at the New York Auto Salon a commemorative special edition of this anniversary.

The best selling roadster in the world that is the unmistakable Mazda MX-5, a car true to his principles during the current three generations and 25 years of history. Now while the fourth generation of the rear-wheel drive roadster is brewing, brand of Hiroshima will attend New York Show with an attractive Special Edition.

Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary is a way to celebrate the not insignificant quarter of century of the model, which has sold more than 940,000 units. Continue reading

Auctioned of the first Chevrolet Corvette Z06 for $ 1 million

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It has auctioned the first drive of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe 2015 worth 1 million dollars US State, i.e. 723.380 Euros. The benefits of the auction will go entirely to the Cancer Institute, Karmanos, to provide a more comfortable environment for chemotherapy patients.

The auction house Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Florida, has had the honor of selling the first drive of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe 2014 by a value of one million dollars, also being the maximum vigorous Rick Hendrick, owner of the first Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe and convertible as well as the first unit of the ZL1 Camaro. Continue reading

Porsche Exclusive designs Macan S

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Porsche Exclusive returns to perform a customization program although on this occasion only focuses on the Porsche Macan S, leaving aside the 911. It has tires 21 inch, metallic paint, bi-xenon headlights, adjustable seats electrically and a V6 engine with 340 HP of power and AWD Turbo.

The Porsche customization Department again has to follow a program of design unique and special for the last vehicle to get to the facilities of the company, the Macan. Porsche Exclusive, initially, only offers the package of improvements under the combination of the Macan S. Continue reading

The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible, in New York

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If you liked the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, get ready because it reaches the convertible version. With the same engine, the same power and the same weight as the coupe, the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible will be one of the stars of the New York Show.

Chevrolet made us excited about the Corvette Z06, introduced at the Detroit Show. Now our emotion is even greater, or is there anything more beautiful than a supercar to open? If for you, the answer is also not, sit back and enjoy how it deserves from the Gallery of photos of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible that will be released officially in the Hall of New York (along with the three new already announced by Chevrolet). Continue reading

Volvo Safe Driving Conference 2014

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Security is a non-negotiable condition for Volvo. Therefore it is not surprising that the Swedish manufacturer will by the thirteenth edition of the Symposium of safe driving that was attended by more than half a thousand of customers. We tell you what this free event, which this time was held in the premises of the iconic Jarama.

Different tests have been conducted on the slopes of the racing school of driving, including an interesting off-road tour both the circuitry. The activities carried out are intended to show in a practical way what are and how they work the latest security comprising Volvo models.

The day begins with an informative briefing where we know Volvo safety technologies. Thus, a revision is done preventive systems and assistance to the driver as the warning system imminent collision (FCW), the system warning involuntary lane changing (LDW), the early warning system of the blind spot (BLIS) that eliminates the dead angle and detection of pedestrians and cyclists with automatic brake. Continue reading

Peugeot Exalt: in it will build the new Peugeot 608

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The large Peugeot sedans are about to return to hit the market, and judging by the Peugeot Exalt, going to do with forcefulness. And Exalt concept is a five-door three volumes with 4.7 meters long and 1.31 of high inspired by another ‘concept’ and that forward lines that will be the new Peugeot 608.

As it could not be otherwise, the Peugeot Exalt the lounge of Beijing 2014 uses a motor with Hybrid4 technology consisting of a 1.6 THP 270 HP which is located in front position and an electric engine located behind with a final power of 50 kW. Altogether reach a force of 340 HP distributed, as in all the Hybrid4, the two axes, which are footwear with 20 ” wheels. Continue reading