Is it just me or are electric driven cars becoming cool all of a sudden? Best not mention the Nissan Leaf, but in most other respects we’re seeing car makers innovating around the unique packaging formats afforded by compact electric drive systems and turning out some stunning designs.
The first in a whole new generation of Subaru crossover vehicle will be unveiled at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show, September 13 – 25, 2011. The production Subaru XV, which was shown in concept form at the Auto Shanghai motor show in April, is said to remain true to the Concept and Subaru is confident that it will bring something fresh to the segment.
I’m sure I’m not alone in finding Mazda’s tech-speak a little challenging to decipher. We’ve become so used to such all-encompassing phrases such as Efficient Dynamics, Intelligent Performance and ECOnetic that initially Mazda’s SKYACTIV has me wondering if the Japanese car maker has invented some form of anti-gravitational device. And how does SKYACTIV fit with ZOOM-ZOOM? Or is that SO last decade?
Renault’s new 2012 Twingo broke cover this evening prior to its scheduled appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. It’s more evolution than revolution, but Renault have certainly tidied up the styling of its entry-level model as it adopts several of the latest styling features introduced by Renault’s head of design, Laurens van der Acker.
Ridiculous as it might sound, the 2011 Race of Champions which was due to be held at Frankfurt’s Commerzbank-Arena on December 3-4, has been forced to find another venue due to a clash with the home team’s football schedule..
Vauxhall’s new Astra GTC will make a surprise debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, more than two months ahead of its official world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Details were revealed last night of Vauxhall’s eagerly anticipated model which was previewed as the GTC Paris Concept at last year’s Paris Motor Show.
Mazda announced today that its all-new compact crossover SUV, which is scheduled to launch in the UK in 2012, will be called the Mazda CX-5. The new CX-5 is based on Mazda MINAGI concept car, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year and will be shown at the New York International Auto Show that opens in a few days time (April 20, 2011).
We’ve got the full gallery of images of Audi’s high-performance electric sports car, the e-tron.
Another video from the chaps at Tangent Vector covering Porsche’s latest new models.
Two design studies show the iQ’s potential for customisation, but are they in good taste?
There’s no such thing as ‘too much’ power, but perhaps there can be too much torque.
With 356bhp, 590lb-ft and 75 mpg, has BMW invented the perfect sportscar?.