2015 Lincoln Navigator

The 2015 Lincoln Navigator debuted at the recently concluded 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The latest Navigator underwent more than a basic “facelift”.

The SUV went through a handful of changes, yet, still focusing on meeting expectations of its base of loyal young customers. The Navigator has been long-defined as the full-size luxury SUV in its segment in the automobile industry.


General Info
Vehicle Type: SUV Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 28 gals (106 L) Miles Per Gallon: NA
Length: 207.4 in. (526.8 cm) Wheel Base: 119 in. (302.3 cm)*
Height: 78.3 in. (198.9 cm)* Width: 79.7 in. (202.4 cm)*
Luggage Capacity: 54.4 cu ft(behind 2nd row)* Maximum Seating: 8 people
Engine: V6 EcoBoost® Displacement: 3.5 Liter
Horsepower: 370 HP Torque: 430 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic Towing Capacity: 9000 lbs (4082 kg)

* 2014 Navigator Specs


The old v8 engine of the Navigator has been replaced with a direct-injected EcoBoost 3.5 liter V6. It is now equipped with a more powerful, yet fuel-efficient turbocharged engine.

This new engine is set to deliver 370 horsepower and 430 lb.-ft. of torque. This powerful new engine is predicted to set records for this year’s best-in-towing.

Critics claim that this edition handles better than previous models. It sports electronically adjustable shocks and rides smoothly over bumps on the road.

Although the Navigator’s automatic transmission only has six speeds, it comes with a 4.10 drive ratio.

Drivers can also control the ride of the vehicle by selecting one of three modes.

Interior & Exterior

The new Navigator received an upgrade on the interior. The stitching along the seats and doors compliment the newly installed treated leather. It also improved noise reduction inside the cabin.

The exterior was designed with the guidance of Max Wolfe, and the new edition received an all new signature split-winged grill.

The tailgate has also changed, receiving a full-width lighting treatment which gives it a modern and refreshed look. Similarities to older models are still evident.

The 2015 Lincoln Navigator brings luxury through technology. Although the exterior remains true to the previous models released years ago, a number of significant changes contribute to the vehicle’s comfort and performance.

The new Navigator is to hit showrooms as early as the third quarter of 2014.


April 15, 2014 at 1:46 pm | No comment

2014 Mini John Cooper Works Concept

The 2014 Mini John Cooper Works Concept is the hottest new version of a once-tiny car. The Works Concept recently rolled onto the NAIAS Auto show in Detroit.

Basically, this concept is a preview of the next line of JWC variants. The John Cooper’s have been in the market since BMW re-launched the Mini in the early 2000s. This concept will be the largest John Cooper works yet; it’s a bit wider and the 3rd gen Mini has also grown by about 4.5 inches in length.2014-Mini-John-Cooper-Works-Concept-old-school-A


General Info
Vehicle Type: Hatchback Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gals (50 L) Miles Per Gallon: 26 city / 35 hwy
Length: 151.3 in. (384.3 cm) Wheel Base: 97.1 in. (246.6 cm)
Height: 55.7 in. (141.5 cm) Width: 66.3 in. (168.4 cm)
Curb Weight: 2679 lbs (1215 kg) Ground Clearance: 5.1 in. (13 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 5.7 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Engine: Inline 4 Turbo Displacement: 1.6 Liter
Horsepower: 208 HP Max RPM: 6000 RPM
Torque: 192 lb-ft @1750-5500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 6.2 seconds Maximum Speed: 148 mph (238 km/h)

* Base John Cooper Works trim


Mini said that the concept will feature ‘an unmistakable engine soundtrack’. This 2014 Mini Cooper is powered by a 134-hp turbocharged 1.5 liter 3-cylinder.

On the other hand the new Cooper S will feature a turbo 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine developed by BMW. This engine will produce 189 hp and 207 lb-ft torque.

This concept features a sports exhaust system which help the Mini breathe easily.



One of the most noticeable parts of this car is the front sprinter; its modular design includes 3 blocky air-intakes that dominate the car’s style. The color is exclusive to this Concept and is known as the Bright Highways Grey.

In addition to the huge front air intakes, this car has LED headlights together with black surround on the front grille. An aerodynamic package comes with side skirts and a rear bumper with a diffuser and air outlets.

The car rides on handsomely chunky set of 18-inch 5-spoke wheels.


The wheelbase has been stretched with rear doors added. A thrilling driving experience awaits the driver; the car will have the latest in technology and other great features.

Cargo room is expected to increase in the 4-door model, specially once the rear seats are folded down.

The amount of interior space should be close to that of the Mini Clubman. Despite its size, Mini has promised that the interior features will give the driver a fun, comfortable driving experience.


April 12, 2014 at 4:44 am | No comment

2014 Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 Racecar

The 2014 Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 Racecar is viewed as the most advanced and complex vehicle built by Audi. The new model seeks to build on the previous incarnation that was a Le Mans winner.

New Innovations

The LMP1 Racecar is distinguished by a number of brilliant new innovations. The V6 TDI mid-engine has been improved so that it offers improved power and performance.

The front axle has been integrated with the e-tron quattro hybrid system allowing it to store kinetic energy to be called upon when required. A brilliant new hybrid system has been produced with an electric turbocharger allowing the internal combustion engine to store energy converted from heat.

Among the benefits from these improvements is this model uses 30% less fuel.



The body is slimmer than earlier versions and this allows the R18 to travel in a much more aerodynamically sound manner. The wheels helps cut down on drag resistance. With less drag, the car can fly down the racetrack.

The shape of the front wheels has also been modified to further enhance how it performs aerodynamically.


Safety Enhancements

Learning from past experience, Audi has improved on the safety features of this model, the cockpit structure has been enhanced. The visibility capabilities for the driver has been boosted.

The monocoque has been layered with fabrics. The weight is a little heavier and this can also reduce damage in an accident.

All in all, the 2014 Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 Racecar is one of the most impressive models released under the banner of this manufacturer.2014-Audi-R18-e-tron-quattro-LMP1-Racecar-can-you-see-it-C

April 11, 2014 at 4:44 am | No comment

2015 Subaru WRX STI

The 2015 Subaru WRX STI is a unique model. The powerful engine compliments the vehicles appearance which is stylishly beautiful, inside and outside.

High quality materials have been used in every part of this car’s interior. This includes soft-touch materials for the door trims, armrests and the dashboard. The lower side sills and the doors, which open really wide make this car more comfortable.2015-Subaru-WRX-STI-through-curves-A


General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.6 gals (60 L) Miles Per Gallon: 17 city / 28 hwy+
Length: 180.9 in. (459.5 cm) Wheel Base: 104.3 in. (265 cm)
Height: 58.1 in. (147.5 cm) Width: 70.7 in. (179.5 cm)
Curb Weight: 3329 lbs (1510 kg) Maximum Seating: 5 people
Engine: 4 Cylinder Turbo DOHC Displacement: 2457 cc
Horsepower: 305 HP Max RPM: 6000 RPM
Torque: 290 lb-ft @4000 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 5.2 seconds+ Maximum Speed: 155 mph (250 km/h)+

* 5 Door MT
+ 2014
Engine & Performance

This model brings with it precision, stability and superior handling agility. The stiffer chassis and improved steering enable you to enjoy a ride easy to handle. The WRX STI comes with a number of new handling technologies that help enhance its performance.

The engine is a 2.5 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder boxer producing 305 horsepower, which is exclusive to the STI model. It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, a Brembo performance brake system, and the Active Torque Vectoring enhanced systems which make this car impressive.

It comes with 4 doors, a special hood, fog-light surrounds, and 18 inch wheels, among other features. It also has a wide body design. Positive reviews have been given to the key features that include the improved style of the bumpers, fenders, headlights, and the taillights.


The interior of this car is as breathtakingly beautiful as its exterior design. The seating is very comfortable and aesthetically beautiful, with trimmings that were selected wisely. They have both height as well as tilt-adjustable head restraints for extra comfort. The cabin is roomy, and the leg room has been increased from the previous models. The trunk capacity is considerably spacious.

The steering wheel and controls are well thought out, allowing the driver a feeling of exhiliration. A touchscreen navigation system, audio system, and the display and gauge panel are just some of the features that help this car stand out.


April 10, 2014 at 4:42 am | No comment

2015 Qoros 3 Hatch

Just one year after their launch of their first production vehicle, Qoros, a new international automotive manufacturer, based out of Shanghai, introduces a hatch version.

The 2015 Qoros 3 Hatch is being presented at the Geneva International Motor show in March 2014. Its design and construction make it a decent pick for drivers who are looking for a city car that is easy to maintain and efficient.2015-Qoros-3-Hatch-profile-A


General Info
Vehicle Type: Hatchback Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.5 gals (55 L) Miles Per Gallon: 39 Combined
Engine: 4 Cylinder DOHC Displacement: 1.6 Liter
Horsepower: 125 HP Max RPM: 6150 RPM
Torque: 115 lb-ft @3900 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual


The car comes equipped with a 1.6 liter engine capable of a total output of 126 hp. It is paired with a turbo charging unit via natural aspiration in addition to a six-speed manual gearbox. It is a front wheel drive, in which you the option to have it fitted with an automatic gearbox or a dual-clutch transmission.


The car was built to be driven around the city. Its distance from the ground is typical for a city car which affects its aerodynamics.
However, handling and steering is responsive. The breaking system is sufficient for everyday drives around the city while the tires will provide basic road grip.


The exterior of the car is executed in simple lines with a front bumper separated by a grill on the top and bottom. The headlights are narrow and stretch to the sides.

Looking at the rear, the design is similar to other hatchbacks. The taillights are smaller and are located near the corners. The bumper hides two exhausts on the left and right bottom sides of the bumper.


Looking at the interior, the Qoros 3 gives a sense of luxury. An extra-large LCD screen has been placed in the center of the dash to serve as a navigation system.

The audio system has been placed discreetly under it while the steering wheel houses the controls. The overall theme used are in black and beige tones, with lighter colors on the seats and doors.

As their first production car, the 2015 Qoros 3 Hatch comes as a fresh alternative.

April 4, 2014 at 10:41 pm | No comment