2014 Fiat 595 Abarth 50th Anniversary

After more than four decades since the series was introduced, the 2014 Fiat 595 Abarth 50th Anniversary has been designed to celebrate the longevity of the model.

Preserving the design lines that have been used since the first model was produced; the special edition Abarth features a brand new interior and a much more powerful engine.2014-Fiat-595-Abarth-50th-Anniversary-runway B

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 10.5 gals (40 L) MPG: 36 combined city/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: NA Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance
Engine: 4 Cylinder T-Jet Displacement: 1368 cc
Horsepower: 180 HP Max RPM: 3000 RPM
Torque: 170 lb-ft* Transmission: 5-Speed CMT**
0-60 mph: 7.4 seconds Maximum Speed: 131 mph (211 km/h)

* Base Specs
** Abarth Competizione
*** Fiat 500 Specs(manual)

Engine

Fiat changed the stock engine with a new 1.4 liter turbo, capable of a total output of 180 horsepower and paired with a competition gearbox.

Performance

The sports-like features give the limited edition Abarth a new driving and handling experience. With bigger wheels and improved suspensions, the road grip is significantly improved.

Cornering at high speeds is superior when compared with the standard models but a bit behind what a normal sports car can offer.

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Exterior

The Abarth is a compact two-door mini car with subtle sports elements. Its rear is typical for hatchback models while the front side is very narrow with a small hood, discreet round headlights, two small fog lights and a mini grille and air vents.

The special edition will have additional air vents on the sides, red decals and a red logo on the hood. Additionally, the mini will have a small spoiler and new 17 inch grey alloy wheels.

Interior

As a limited edition version, the manufacturers do not offer interior customization options. The car features leather seats covered in white and red leather.

The dashboard also uses red leather elements combined with black. Several sports car influences are evident. The seats and the driving wheel are typical for high speed cars.

The compact size of the Abarth makes it a great choice for a city car. Adding the sports elements and visual upgrades give it a more appealing exterior look.

The upgraded interior and engine adds even more value to the model, making the 2014 Fiat 595 Abarth 50th Anniversary a compact good looking compact.

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October 5, 2013 at 6:21 pm | No comment

2014 Dacia Duster

The 2014 Dacia Duster reflects a brilliant upgrade over previous models.

The changes to this SUV have been described as one intended to promote "life-style" enhancements allowing the vehicle to receive kudos for not only looking good, but for its ability to perform on the road.

For those who pride themselves on being active, this brilliant new release may just be the perfect new vehicle for you.2014-Dacia-Duster-nicely-done-A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: SUV Base Price: £ 8,995
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.3 gals (50 L) MPG: 29 city / 48 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 169.9 in. (431.5 cm) Wheel Base: 105.2 in. (267.3 cm)
Height: 64 in. (162.5 cm) Width: 78.7 in. (200 cm)
Curb Weight: 2557 lbs (1160 kg) Ground Clearance: 8.1 in. (20.5 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 16.8 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: Inline 4 DOHC* Displacement: 1598 cc
Horsepower: 105 HP Max RPM: 5750 RPM
Torque: 110 lb-ft @ 3750 rpm Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 11.5 seconds Maximum Speed: 104 mph (167 km/h)

* Unleaded Petrol

Engine & Performance

Word has it that the engine on this new Duster has not been changed and that it is deemed to be a good thing since the engine is sufficient.

There are four different engine options with the three most well known being petrol, diesel, and LPG. The entry level range boasts of a 1.6 liter 105 horsepower engine which allows you the option of getting it in a bio-fuel format, which happens to be the the fourth engine option.

The most powerful of the engines offered is the 1.5 liter diesel dCi that provides 110 horsepower.

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Exterior

The changes to this new model have been called face lifts, which is a novel way of saying the car has been upgraded.

The upgrades on this SUV have been crafted in such a way to help the left hand-drive specifics of the European market.

A new grille has been added to this model and it is highlighted by two chromed strips. The daytime running headlights are another excellent innovation as are the double-optic headlights and the re-shaped air intake.

Interior

Rumor has it that tremendous changes have been made to the interior. Renault, the manufacturer, has not revealed any of these changes yet, though. Greater space and modernized comfort and technology would likely be the new results.

Most will look at the engine as the main contributor to performance. Yet, there are other people look at which the Dacia Duster is sure to provide.

The mud-and-snow tires contribute to the reliability of the vehicle since those tires allow it to literally go anywhere even when weather conditions are less than desirable.

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October 5, 2013 at 4:20 am | No comment

2013 Volvo Coupe Concept

At first glance it might remind you of a Camaro. At closer inspection you will be in awe of its boldness and exquisite styling flair.

The 2013 Volvo Coupe Concept is illuminated by LED's inside and out, mounted on an all wheel chassis and powered by an exceptional engine.

Even if the Coupe Concept doesn't make it to the assembly line, many of its innovations may be apparent in the 7 passenger XC90 crossover, currently in production by the Scandinavian automaker.2013-Volvo-Coupe-Concept-nice-car A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Hybrid Coupe Base Price: NA
Performance
Engine: 4 Cylinder Turbo DOHC Displacement: 2.0 Liter
Horsepower: 400 HP Torque: 443 lb-ft

Engine & Efficiency

Under the hood of the Coupe Concept has a 2.0 liter, inline 4, Drive E gasoline engine with both a supercharger and turbo.

An electric motor is mounted on the rear axle which combines with its petrol counterpart in providing 400 horsepower.

The Concept Coupe is expected go from 0-60 mph in 5 seconds, but is also capable of a fuel efficient 88 mpg city and 98 mpg highway. The engine and motor are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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Exterior

The façade of the Volvo Coupe Concept may be described as "bullet like". Its inverted grille is reminiscent of other vehicles. The bumper is geometric and smooth absent of any odd shaped corners.

The swooped back rectangular headlights put on a wonderful light show featuring LED and crystal lighting technology. The new T-shaped daytime running lights that rest on the headlamp lenses are sure to attract anyone's attention.

The profile view affords a tight line that quickly draws your eyes to a vertical rear window that sits above an acutely raked rear fender.

The trunk lid stylishly and proudly incorporates the name "VOLVO" with another set of inverted LED taillights on either side. The corners at the bottom are accentuated with rectangular chrome tipped exhaust outlets.

Interior

The highlight of the Coupe Concept interior may be the sparkling crystal gear lever. There is also a large portrait touch screen above the center console that interacts with a digital and heads up display in the front of the driver.

The instrument panel is covered in leather and naturally aged wood inlays.

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October 4, 2013 at 5:35 pm | No comment

2013 Kia Niro Concept

Kia has created a new innovative European model that is sure to take the world by storm.

The all new stylish 2013 Kia Niro Concept promises to stick around for quite some time and might just be the best of Kia's vehicles, yet.

With the many attractive features, a surprising design, and an affordable price, you will discover the uniqueness of this new Concept from Kia.2013-Kia-Niro-Concept-against-the-wall-A

Exterior

The Niro Concept accepts any challenge that a discerning motorist in today's demanding world could throw at it. This model combines a sportive character in a powerful and abundant yet fashionable body design.

A unique lay out encompasses a surprising combination of materials of which include stainless steel components. This design comes from the mind of one of the top European car designers, Gregory Guillaume.

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Style

Today's car owner often demands a compact and economical vehicle. At the same time, one that provides comfort and spaciousness of a family vehicle. Looking good while driving in style is always a plus.

They want an automobile that looks nice and is easy to maneuver through city streets and on the interstate.

The Niro is just that and much more with its ingenious powertrain design, ample space, surprising comfort and cost effective features.

Kia has met this challenge. A stylish car that offers great gas mileage.

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October 4, 2013 at 3:35 am | No comment

2013 Infiniti Q30 Concept

The 2013 Infiniti Q30 Concept will soon be making its long awaited debut at the 65th Frankfurt Motor show. This is the largest motor show in the world.

The buzz surrounding this car has not subsided. The vehicle maintains a revolutionary contemporary design and the performance standards are incredibly impressive.

The attention the Q30 Concept is expected to received may be well deserved.

Exterior

A great deal of thought and craftsmanship went into creating the exterior. The fusion of three body styles contributes to its amazing look.

It is a hybrid of a coup, hatchback, and crossover contribute to the unique look of the Q30.

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The end result is a stylish design making it one of the more sporty looking cars with unique characteristics.

The peaking roofline adds to the look of the car while also contributing to more space in the inside.

Engine

No details have been provided regarding the engine by Infiniti. It may remain a mystery until its eventual reveal at Frankfurt.

This model is intended to be an improvement on the Q50, which boasts a 3.5L V6 engine, providing 302 horsepower and 258 lb ft of torque helped by a 7-speed automatic transmission.

The Q30 is expected to possess a more powerful and better performing engine.

While many details about this Concept from Infiniti have been kept from the public, the fact the vehicle is targeted for the younger set is no secret.

The 2013 Infiniti Q30 Concept seeks to draw from the customer base of its competition.

October 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm | No comment

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