2015 Nissan Murano

Nissan officially unveiled the new 2015 Nissan Murano in New York.

The 3rd generation Murano continues the tradition of offering dramatic styling and premium interiors.

This new edition offers more comfort and a fun driving experience. Available safety features include forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, cross traffic alert, a rear view monitor with an ability to detect moving objects and blind spot warning.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Crossover Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.7 gals (82L) MPG: 18 city / 24 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 189.9 in. (482.3 cm) Wheel Base: 111.2 in. (282.4 cm)
Height: 67 in. (170.2 cm) Width: 74.1 in. (188.2 cm)
Curb Weight: 3823 lbs (1734 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 31.6 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 24 Valve V6 DOHC Displacement: 3.5 Liter
Horsepower: 260 HP Max RPM: 6000 RPM
Torque: 240 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm Transmission: X-tronic CVT**
Max Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs (1588 kgs) Maximum Speed: NA

* 2014 S FWD model Specs
** Continuously Variable Transmission

Engine & Performance

Powered by 3.5 liter DOHC V6 engine the engine produces 260 horsepower with 240 pound-feet of torque.

This engine is mated to automaker’s Xtronic continuously -variable transmission. This is paired with either a front-wheel or an all-wheel drive.
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Exterior

The new Murano has a design presence compared to previous models. This is thanks to its newly styled headlights and the in-your-face grilled. The car’s profile has been highlighted by an aggressive link in the beltline just behind the C-pillar.

The rear features a smallish rear -window and strongly styled C-shaped tail-lights. The car is 130 pounds lighter compared to the previous model.

Apart from being aero-dynamically efficient and striking, this new car is designed to give better forward visibility. The car rides on 19 inch aluminum wheels.

Interior

The material of the interior has been significantly improved. The instrument panel has a 7 inch customizable driver assist display and an 8-inch touchscreen centre display. This reduces the number of navigation and audio system switches from 25 to 10.

The cargo area has been increased to create 4 cu ft of space just behind the rear seats, which can now fold flat.

Optional features includes up market interior items such as: heated and the cooled front seats, upsized panoramic sunroof and heated rear bench. Other optional technology features include an 11-speaker audio system, a power-opening tailgate, remote start, power-folding rear seats, Bluetooth connect, mobile apps and an option to use 20-inch wheels.
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July 25, 2014 at 1:23 am | No comment

2015 Toyota Camry

Toyota recently revealed the latest 2015 Toyota Camry. This new car has a brand new look with new technology features. It offers better handling and higher-grade interior materials.

According to Toyota, this new Camry has 2,000 new parts compared to the previous model.

Basically, everything is new except for the roof. Gas and the hybrid models will still be available, while 2 new trim levels will be added to expand this lineup to give it a total of 7 variants.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17 gals (64L) MPG: 25 city / 35 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 189.2 in. (480.5 cm) Wheel Base: 109.3 in. (277.6 cm)
Height: 57.9 in. (147.1 cm) Width: 71.7 in. (182.1 cm)
Curb Weight: 3215 lbs (1458 kg) Ground Clearance: 6.1 in. (15.5 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 15.4 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 4 Cylinder DOHC w/ VVT Displacement: 2.5 Liter
Horsepower: 178 HP Max RPM: 6000 RPM
Torque: 170 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic ECT-i

* 2014.5 LE Model specs

Engine & Performance

A 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine or a 3.5 liter V6 engine powers this popular vehicle by Toyota. Both engines are mated with the 6-speed automatic transmission.

Hybrid model is powered by a 2.5 liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine together with a Synergy Drive system. The 2.5 liter hybrid produces 178 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque; while the 3.5 liter engine produces 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque.
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Exterior

The new Camry is now sportier and wears a more aggressively-styled sheet metal compared to the previous model.

New exterior features include a prominent grille, sculpted lines on vehicles hood, reshaped front bumper, sleek headlights and some LED daytime running -lights.

You can choose between gas and hybrid models, LE & XLE trims. The gas model is found in base L, XSE, and sporty SE versions. It rides on 18-inch wheels.

Interior

Inside, you will find cloth-leather or ultra suede-clad seat combinations. Engineers have worked a lot on the convenience by incorporating bigger center-console storage and 4.2 inch screen display within gauge cluster.

Toyota has added noise insulation on the car’s floor, redesigned the side mirrors for better airflow, and improved window and door seals. All these features are to reduce noise levels in the cabin.

Other interior features include Bluetooth connectivity and navigation for the XLE.

Safety

The 2015 Camry offers several new safety features such as a Pre-collision system that has Auto High Beams, Blind Spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert, lane departure alert, and adaptive cruise control.
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July 24, 2014 at 1:23 am | No comment

2015 Volkswagen Touareg

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg made its first public appearance at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The car-maker has had huge commercial success with the existing model, selling over 700,000 vehicles.

It is now introducing a face-lifted version which it hopes will continue to sell in worldwide.

This new SUV will continue to offer a range of engine options for a variety of target markets.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Luxury SUV Base Price: $44,570.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 26.4 gals (100L) MPG: 17 city / 23 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 188.8 in. (479.5 cm) Wheel Base: 113.9 in. (289.3 cm)
Height: 68.2 in. (173.2 cm) Width: 76.4 in. (194.1 cm)
Curb Weight: 4711 lbs (2137 kg) Ground Clearance: 7.9 in. (20.1 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 32.1 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 3.6 Liter V6 FSI Compression Ratio: 12.0: 1
Horsepower: 280 HP Max RPM: 6200 RPM
Torque: 266 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic AWD 4Motion®

Engine & Performance

The face-lifted SUV will carry over the V6 TDI engine from its predecessor in most world markets, and will maintain its 3.0-liter capacity.

As well as the environmental upgrades to ensure that it complies with emissions laws, the engines have been tweaked to give greater efficiency.

There are two standard variants, with 202 and 255 horsepower respectively.
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North American customers will receive that more powerful 3.6-liter power-plant, which offers 280 horsepower. A more expensive variant aimed at power users has a V8 engine and can deliver up to 340 horsepower.

All 2015 Touareg's will have an eight-speed auto gearbox, coasting ability, and all-wheel drive as standard.

Exterior

The new Touareg does not look different from the older model. However, the headlights have been increased in size to improve driver visibility.

The car's front and rear profiles have also been subtly redesigned. The overall impression is one of evolutionary change rather than a complete break with the car's previous incarnations.

Interior

There have been changes to the interior: the existing leather trim is accented in a new range of colors, while key parts of the dash are now picked out in chrome.

The electronic control center has been improved, with a new knob allowing quick access to many important functions.

Among these is the main screen, which supports Google Street View and Google Earth, as well as providing traffic updates. Safety features include nine airbags, blind-spot monitoring, and upgraded crash protection.

Other features

The 2015 Touareg boasts a range of special features, ranging from cosmetic changes to extra features to aid driver comfort and safety. These include a coasting facility to allow maximum fuel economy when acceleration is not required.

There is also an updated cruise control system for better highway cruising ability.

Volkswagen has made the engine compliant with the upcoming European EU-6 emissions requirements, while a new hybrid option allows the standard supercharged gasoline engine to be supported by electric power.

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July 23, 2014 at 1:23 am | No comment

2015 Infiniti Q70L

Infiniti recently revealed the all new 2015 Infiniti Q70L.

This car has received update styling at its front and rear and a longer wheelbase that allow more room.

All-wheel drive comes as an option for both the standard and the long-wheelbase models.

The 2015 model has 4 drive settings; snow, sport, eco and standard.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 gals (76 L) Miles Per Gallon: 18 city / 26 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 202 in. (513.1 cm) Wheel Base: 120.4 in. (307 cm)
Height: 59.1 in. (150.1 cm) Width: 72.6 in. (184.4 cm)
Performance
Engine: 24 Valve V6 DOHC Displacement: 3.7 Liter
Horsepower: 330 HP Max RPM: 7000 RPM
Torque: 270 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic

* 2014 Q70 specs

Engine & Performance

Under the hood, the new Infiniti Q70L is powered by a 3.7 liter V6 engine that produces 330 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque.

You have an option to go with a 5.6 liter V8 engine, which delivers 420 horsepower and 417 lb-ft. of torque. All the engines are mated to 7-speed automatic transmission.
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Exterior

The L model has a wheel base of 120.1 inches, this 5.9 inches more compared to the Q70 model. 7.3 inches has been added to its overall length, making it 202 inches long; the height, the width and the track are all the same.

Other updated features include new LED headlights, new grille with a mesh finish and a brand new bumper with integrated fog lamps. There is also a character line that flows from grille to LED tail-lights.

Generally, this car has a slimmer rear bumper compared to the other model. The top portion of the trunk is flattened and the bumper is slimmed down to give it a much longer & lower visual impression.

Chrome rear finishes help make the rear view even more impressive. The car rides on 20 inch wheels. The lower section of the rear bumper is finished with a high-gloss black color to give the car a more athletic look.

Interior

The interior continues to be one handsome arrangement of high quality materials. You will find wood trim, contemporary telematics, an orchestral audio system, and leather upholstery.

The long-wheelbase trim includes heated rear seats, a 12-volt power outlet, reading lights and automatic closing doors. Infiniti claims noise levels have been reduced; this has been achieved by the use of active noise cancellation feature which monitors noise levels in the cabin.

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July 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm | No comment

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Concept

Drawing on the Italian automotive manufacturer s long and rich heritage of Spiders, the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Concept is a convertible that follows the award-winning 4C coupe.

Unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, this concept vehicle continues the renowned series of Alfa Romeo Spiders, from the Giulietta Spider designed in the 1950s to the legendary Duetto featured in the 1967 film ”The Graduate”; and on to the enticing Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, and it will be in production starting early 2015.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Spider Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 8.8 imp gals(40 L) Miles Per Gallon: NA
Dimensions
Length: 157.5 in. (400 cm) Wheel Base: 94.4 in. (239.8 cm)
Curb Weight: 2105 lbs (955 kg) Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine: Inline 4 DOHC Displacement: 1.75 Liter
Horsepower: 240 HP Max RPM: NA
Torque: 260 lb-ft Transmission: 6-Speed Dual Clutch
0-60 mph: 4.5 seconds Maximum Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)

Engine & Performance

This mid-engine concept car with rear-wheel drive and 2 seats boasts an all-new 4-cylinder 1.75 liter turbo petrol engine paired with a direct fuel injection and the revolutionary Alfa Romeo TCT automatic transmission, known in its segment for its high speed of activation and limited weight. This ensures excellent performance.

In addition, the DNA selector of the new 4C Spider Concept includes a fourth setting called "Race" that adds to the three modes Natural, All-Weather and Dynamic available on the latest generation of Alfa Romeo cars, for the ultimate driving experience, which is enhanced by a special suspension set-up.

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Exterior

The sleek exterior design of the 4C Spider Concept was developed by the Alfa Romeo Style Center and stays true to their "functional beauty" motto. Complementing the distinctive carbon windscreen ring and roll-bar cover, is the iridescent 3-Layer Glossy White livery, which is exclusive to this preview of this Spider convertible; it emphasizes the finely sculpted and sublime surfaces.

The cutting-edge clamshell headlights, imposing Pirelli tires, 18-inch front and 19-inch rear alloy rims brings the car together seamlessly.

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Interior

The interior design of the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Concept is characterized by the eye-catching carbon fiber found in the central cell that allows for proper weight distribution.

In addition, the interior features leather upholstery that reflects the enduring tradition of exquisite Italian craftsmanship we've come to expect from AR.

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June 17, 2014 at 3:04 pm | No comment

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