2014 Fiat 500 Cult

The 2014 Fiat 500 Cult has just been unveiled.

The Italian brand’s new car has been introduced with a wide range of changes that include updated interiors with alloy wheel designs, new fabric, new seats, and new technology.

The car is available in the saloon and cabrio configuration.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Hatchback Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 10.5 gals (40 L) Miles Per Gallon: 31 city / 40 hwy*
Dimensions*
Length: 139.6 in. (354.6 cm) Wheel Base: 90.6 in. (230.1 cm)
Height: 59.8 in. (151.9 cm) Width: 64.1 in. (162.8 cm)
Curb Weight: 2363 lbs (1072 kg) Ground Clearance: 4.1 in. (10.4 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 9.5 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance
Engine: Inline 4* Displacement: 1.4 Liter
Horsepower: 101 HP Max RPM: 6500 RPM
Torque: 98 lb-ft @4000 rpm Transmission: 5-Speed Manual

* Fiat 500 Hatchback specs US model

Engine & Performance

The biggest change you will see with this car is that you now have the option of a more powerful version of Fiat’s 0.9 –liter 2-cylinder turbocharged TwinAir engine.

The engine produces 105 @ 5500 rpm and a torque of 107 lbs ft at 2000 rpm. The car can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in about 10.0 seconds and has top speed of about 117 mph.

The engine has a fuel economy of 67.3 combined mpg and comes mated exclusively to a 6-speed manual transmission.

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Exterior

The Fiat Cult is available in different body colors including the new Lattementa Green. All this is teamed with an elegant roof; one part fixed glass and other glossy black paintwork. This gives a refined color combination.

Whatever your choice, the final effect is a contemporary fashionable combination with the body color. The car rides on 16-inch alloy wheels. It is also fitted with a glossy black roof panel with sunroof, chrome exterior trimming, gloss black tail-light cluster surrounds, rear parking sensors and a choice of either chrome or some gloss black side mirror covers.

Interior

Inside, you will find unique leather seats; you can choose black leather (has red or ivory inserts), red leather (comes with ivory inserts') or tobacco leather (comes with ivory inserts). There is an attractive dashboard painted a similar color to the body.

There is a new 7.0 inch instrument display panel with a digital speedometer and multimode functionality for sport and Eco settings. The car’s new upholstery was specifically designed to offer the very best possible ergonomics, comfort and character in a single solution.

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May 26, 2014 at 1:33 pm | No comment

2014 Koenigsegg One-1

The 2014 Koenigsegg One: 1 is a mid-engine sports car by Swedish automaker Koenigsegg. This is a modified version of the Agera R and was unveiled at 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The automaker will build 6 cars based on the model presented at the Motor show.

The horsepower to kg curb weight ratio is an amazing 1:1; this is a dream equation that was previously thought impossible to achieve. This car is also the first homologated production car in the world with 1 Megawatt power. According to Koenigsegg, this is the world’s fastest megacar.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Supercar Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.5 gals (74 L) Miles Per Gallon: NA
Dimensions
Length: 177.2 in. (450 cm) Wheel Base: 104.8 in. (266.2 cm)
Height: 45.3 in. (115 cm) Width: 81.1 in. (206 cm)
Curb Weight: 2998 lbs (1360 kg) Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine: 5.0 Liter V8 DOHC Compression Ratio: 9.0: 1
Horsepower: 1360 HP Max RPM: 7500 RPM
Torque: 1011 lb-ft @6000 rpm Transmission: 7-Speed Dual Clutch
0-60 mph: NA Maximum Speed: 273 mph (439 km/h)

Engine & Performance

The One: 1 is powered by an in-house 5.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine. The engine produces 1,360 horsepower at 7500 rpm with a torque of 1,011 lb ft at 6,000 rpm. The weight of this engine is 434 lbs (197 kg) thanks to the aluminum construction and carbon fiber intake manifold.

The transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch' with paddle shifters. The car has a top speed of 273 mph and can sprint from 0 to 250 mph in 20 seconds.

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Exterior

The One: 1 has a stunning appearance that goes well with the state of the art features. Some of the features include unique track optimized aero winglets, large air vents to improve cooling, extended venture tunnels and side splitters and Le-Mans inspired active wing configuration.

There is a roof air scoop to support the 1 Megawatt power. The car rides on custom made Michelin Cup tires and upgraded Koenigsegg Aircore carbon fiber wheels.

Interior

This two door, two seater comes with a fixed roof. Other features include power windows, adjustable pedals and steering column, adjustable light weight race seats, and active ride height adjustments.

Additional gadgetry for the passenger's convenience include USB connection, digital warning and info system, climate control, G sensor, tire monitoring system, alarm and a rear view camera.

When it comes to safety, it comes with carbon ceramic brakes, Sport ABS, power steering, 6 point racing seatbelts, and power brakes.

Optional features include an anodized black aluminum interior, custom diamond encrusted key, 3G telematics system, full clear carbon body and personalized logo on rear hood.

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May 25, 2014 at 1:33 pm | No comment

2015 Ford Mustang Convertible

Ford introduced the 2015 Mustang coupe in December of last year. It took awhile longer to show us the topless version. Perhaps the delay was due to the long harsh winter.

Now that Spring is here, it comes with the introduction of the new 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible.

The Detroit automaker did not just chop the top off of this model. They built it from the ground up as if a separate car altogether from the coupe. There are distinctive differences in the design of the two models.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Convertible Base Price: $ 27,510*
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 gals (61 L) Miles Per Gallon: 19 city / 26 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 188.5 in. (478.8 cm) Wheel Base: 107.1 in. (272.0 cm)
Height: 55.8 in. (141.7 cm) Width: 73.9 in. (187.7 cm)
Curb Weight: 3630 lbs (1647 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 9.3 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance
Engine: 3.7 Liter V6 Ti-VCT DOHC Compression Ratio: 10.5: 1
Horsepower: 305 HP Max RPM: 6500 RPM
Torque: 280 lb-ft @4250 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 6.0 seconds Maximum Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)

* 2014 specs

Engine

Under the hood of the 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible is a 3.7 Liter, V6 capable of 305 horsepower. This base engine will accelerate from 0-60 mph in around 6 seconds at a top speed of 155 mph.

The GT model is equipped with a 5.0 Liter, V8 that cranks out 420 horses. Both engines will be mated with a Getrag manual transmission with an automatic trans optional.

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Exterior

The new Mustang Convertible has taken on a European flair.

When the car approaches you there is no mistaking the prominent steed logo galloping across the front grille. An extension of the grille below the front bumper provides additional air flow.

The horizontal headlights are thin and wrap around to the front fender. Three 45 degree angled "slits" within the headlamp compartment provides a sexy touch.

The profile view of the ragtop differs from the coupe with the rear section appearing straighter which was accomplished by lifting the body molding and redesigning the trunk lid.

The soft fabric top is secured by just a single latch mounted in the center that can be raised and lowered at the touch of a button.

Interior

The 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible has an aeronautically inspired interior featuring a retro style steering wheel.

There is a nice video display sitting in the upper portion of the center console with the other physical control knobs and buttons resting underneath it.

The rear seating is more than ample and much roomier than you might expect for a convertible. The trunk is also a decent size measuring 11.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

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May 24, 2014 at 3:13 am | No comment

2015 Fiat Panda Cross

For the young and dynamic customers, the 2015 Fiat Panda Cross conveys a solid and robust appeal, thanks to its typical SUV style.

It is combined with the many advantages that can only be offered in a compact car.

Each detail of this car has been designed to make it distinctive and easily recognizable. This SUV has stylistic language typical of an SUV.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: SUV Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 8.1 imp gals (37L) Miles Per Gallon: 57 city / 74 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 145.7 in. (370 cm) Wheel Base: 90.5 in* (230 cm)
Height: 65.4 in. (166 cm) Width: 65.7 in. (167 cm)
Curb Weight: 2315 lbs (1050 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 7.9 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance
Engine: 2 Inline TwinAir Turbo Displacement: 0.9 Liter
Horsepower: 90 HP Max RPM: 5500 RPM
Torque: 107 lb-ft @1900-3000 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

* 2014 Panda Easy specs

Engine

The Panda cross is powered by a TwinAir 0.9 liter 2-cylinder turbo engine that produces 90 horsepower along with 107 lb ft of torque.

The other option is a 1.3 liter turbo diesel that produces 80 horsepower with 141 lb ft of torque with a generous 50 mpg combined. Both engines are offered with a standard manual transmission.

To boost its off-road credentials, this car is fitted with a torque on demand transmission system and terrain control system that provides 3 off-road driving modes; hill descent, lock, and auto control.

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Exterior

At the front, the car features a brand new look; beginning with a new bumper that features a skid plate in a satin titanium trim. This color protects the mechanical components.

The light clusters are also new, thanks to the headlights and new fog lights that all integrated with the logo bonnet trim. It rides on 15 inch alloy wheels that feature 5-spoke V design and burnished metal finish.

The rear has been reworked with chrome tailpipes and a titanium-painted faux-skid plate. A new suspension layout has been introduced; this helped in reducing the overall weight and improves the ride quality. The raised suspension allows up to 6.3 inches (160 mm) of ground clearance.

Interior

The new Fiat Panda Cross gets a unique interior trim in leather and fabric finishes, a revised dashboard, climate control, leather trimmed steering wheel & gear-knob and electric mirror adjustment.

The seats have been trimmed in a fabric exclusive to the model. Other standard features include Bluetooth, air-conditioning and steering wheel-mounted controls.

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May 23, 2014 at 3:13 am | No comment

2015 Fiat Freemont Cross

Fiat recently unveiled the rugged version of Dodge-based Freemont crossover during the Geneva Motor Show.

The 2015 Fiat Freemont Cross is essentially quite identical to the Dodge Journey Crossroad unveiled in Chicago sometimes back.

Engine

The Freemont Cross is powered by a 2.0 liter MultiJet II 4-cylinder engine that is linked to a 6-speed manual transmission which spins front wheels.

The engine produces 140 horsepower. For those who need more power, you may opt the 170 horsepower version, also linked to 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.

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Exterior

This new SUV has new bumpers that have a faux chrome trim located on both sides. There is also a mesh radiator grille that has gloss black frame, model-specific roof rails and side skirts.

A black frame is used for the front and rear light clusters. The car rides on 19-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels.

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Interior

Inside, the Freemont Cross features black leather seats and bespoke trim pieces located on the dashboard & leather-upholstered steering wheel. There is also an 8.4 inch touch screen. The screen runs market-specific version of Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment systems that comes standard.

The new liquid Graphite color finish highlights include the dashboard, central console, instrumentation, door panel and the steering wheel.

The driver’s seat features 10-way electric adjustment, while the front passenger seat can be completely folded down; there is a storage compartment hidden under the cushion.

The 2nd and 3rd row seats can also be folded down to create more cargo space of about 15 cubic meters. Other features include Bluetooth connection, rear parking camera, Alpine Premium sound system with 6 speakers, DVD player, 360 W amplifier and subwoofer.

Safety

Over 50 safety devices have been incorporated. Some of these features include active headrests, front passenger advanced multistage airbags, side window airbags for the 3 rows of seats.

Added to the safety element are disc brakes on all 4 wheels, airbags fitted in the front seats, electronic stability control, traction control, brake assist system and many more.

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May 22, 2014 at 3:13 am | No comment

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