New Citroen DS 3

This is the Citroen DS3 supermini, the first car in a DS range that will be launched at the Frankfurt motor show next month. The French firm hopes that this rival for the Mini and Fiat 500 will give the Citroen brand an image boost. The new car is based on the next C3, itself not due until next year, … Continua a leggere

Hyunday IX35 aka Hyundai Tucson II

The current Hyundai Tucson SUV represents Hyundais entry into crossover vehicle market, is known as a world-wide success. It has become a familiar component of the Hyundai range and ever since its official launch in 2004, the Tucson has been among top 5 selling Hyundai vehicles worldwide. After a very long wait, we finally have an evidence that Hyundai is … Continua a leggere

Bmw X6 Active Hybrid

BMW’s ActiveHybrid system develops its optimum effect in the unique concept of the Sports Activity Coupé. This holistic, all-round approach sets the stage for an all-new driving experience. •The BMW Concept X6 ActiveHybrid, the BMW in the world of hybrid cars. •BMW ActiveHybrid is far superior to conventional hybrid vehicles in terms of driving dynamics. Its fuel consumption and emission … Continua a leggere

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STi 330S

The new Subaru WRX STi 330S, just announced for a UK release at the British International Motor Show, is exactly the car last years WRX STi should have been. Put it slightly more drastically, and the WRX STi 330S is the car Subaru needed. The polarizing new “standard” STi has more buyers turning toward Mazda and Mitsubishi, and the once-lofty … Continua a leggere

Subaru Impreza WRX STI – Third Generation

GE/GH/GR chassis (2007-2008) The 2008 STI has received a higher degree of parts to differentiate it from its Impreza WRX brethren. Unlike the Impreza WRX, the STI uses aluminum suspension components, is only available as a 5-door wagon, and has different fenders that are 8″ wider. The turbo forces air through a larger top-mount-intercooler which has lost the red “STI” … Continua a leggere

Subaru Impreza WRX STI – Second Generation

GDB chassis (2000 – 2008) In 2000, the Impreza line received a complete update. The chassis was stiffened so that it had 120% torsional stiffness increase. The WRX STi gained 17″ x 7.5″ alloy wheels over the previous 16″ x 7″ wheels. The 5 speed manual transmission (reputed to be one of the car’s weakpoints) was changed to an STi … Continua a leggere

Subaru Impreza WRX STI – First Generation

The Subaru Impreza WRX STI (formerly WRX STi, officially changed in 2006 to STI) is the highest standard-edition trim in the Subaru Impreza compact car line, produced by Japanese automaker Subaru. In the late 1980s, Subaru created the Subaru Tecnica International (STI) division to coordinate development for the FIA World Rally Championship and other motorsports activities. After the company had … Continua a leggere

Alfa Romeo Mito

The Alfa Romeo MiTo (known internally as the type 955) is a three door sporty supermini officially introduced on 19 June 2008 in Castello Sforzesco in Milan and the international introduction was at British Motor Show in 2008. The car was available in all Alfa’s major markets in stages from July. The three-door hatchback is front-wheel drive and will be … Continua a leggere

Volkswagen Scirocco Third generation (2008–present) – Scirocco R

Third generation (2008–present)   VW officially announced in June 2006 production of a new Scirocco model at the AutoEuropa assembly plant in Palmela, Portugal. A concept car previewing the 2008 Scirocco was shown at the 2006 Paris Auto Show, called the Iroc (from the middle four letters of “Scirocco”). The 2008 Scirocco has the option of two petrol engines and … Continua a leggere

Volkswagen Scirocco Second generation (1982–1992)

Second generation (1982–1992) A heavily re-designed “Mark II” variant went on sale in 1982, although it remained on the A1 platform. One unique feature of the Mark II was the location of the rear spoiler midway up the glass on the rear hatch. A mid-cycle update occurred in 1984, which included minor changes over the 1982 model: removal of the … Continua a leggere