2011 Ram 1500 Express Debut in Dallas Auto Show

Ram Truck recently revealed the details about the Moparized Ram 1500 Express pickup truck, previously the Adventurer. This new pickup truck is specially designed to provide a perfect alternative of a SUV for young customers.

In order to keep Ram 1500 Express in good position in the automotive market it is offered with loads of customization and personalization options. Mopar said that the vehicle will be available with several accessories. However, the production unit will come with chrome tubular side steps, Mopar chrome steel bed rails, folding and heated trailer-tow power mirrors with supplemental signals, courtesy lamps, spray-in bedliner, and under rail bedliner.

As far s interior is concerned, customers has a lot of personalization options such as he can opt for a cloth 40/20/40 split-bench seat, Uconnect voice command with Bluetooth, rear-view auto dim mirror, remote USB port, cruise control, sliding rear window, tire pressure monitoring display, vehicle information center display screen, power one-touch windows, remote keyless entry, carpet or rubber floor mats and Sirius Satellite Radio as well.

This vehicle is powered with a 5.7-L HEMI V8 engine capable of generating 390 HP and 407 lb-ft of torque capable of managing 20 mpg.

Other features include fog lamps, 20-inch aluminum wheels with locking lug nuts, locking tailgate, cargo lamp, rear-bumper step pad, 6″ x 9″ side-view mirrors and rear wheel-well liners. Ram 1500 Express will be offer in six magnificent exterior colors including Bright Silver Metallic, Bright White, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl; Deep Water Blue Pearl; Flame Red, Hunter Green Pearl and Mineral Gray Metallic.

It will come with a price tag of $23,830 with additional $975 destination charge.

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Range Rover Hybrid Debut in 2013

We have come to know that besides making 2012 Range Rover, the British company is also manufacturing a hybrid version of the vehicle that will released in 2013.

Everyone was expecting that the company will come up with a Range-e diesel electric hybrid, but instead the company opt for Range Rover hybrid that will run on a gasoline electric system. This likely is a part of the company’s ‘top-down’ strategy that becomes green offensive with larger vehicles and also it is matter of common experience that the customers who opt for hybrid cars usually prefer the ones which are more environment friendly, to say petrol powered instead of diesel ones.

The future Range Rover hybrid will either come with a V6 or a V8 engine mated to an electric motor. The company is also aiming to introduce a range-extender hybrid somewhere in 2014. These cars will more like an electric car and possess a smaller gasoline engine than the normal hybrid cars. Such engine would like a generator that will help refilling the batteries in order to supply power to the car.

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Hyundai Veloster Turbo Offers an Impressive 208 HP

Hyundai has finally unveiled the details for its new 2012 Hyundai Veloster Turbo that is powered by a new 1.6-L T-GDI turbo engine and generating impressive 208 HP and torque of about 260Nm.

One would certainly like to see 2.0-L turbo in this car, but there are certain CAFE goals set by Hyundai so downsizing become an important factor here. Some of the basic features of 1.6 T-GDI include direct injection and Blue Technologies to maximize the performance and efficiency of the vehicle. The turbocharger present make this vehicle lighter on fuel especially in lower revs and more daring at high revs. To increase the performance and responsiveness, twin scroll system is introduced in it.

This new engine is just waiting to make its world debut that it will assume to make in Veloster. Later, other vehicles will also feature this engine, Kia Cee’D and Hyundai ix30.

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Opel Meriva Design Edition Revealed

We already know about the Opel’s cool and stylish minivan, The Meriva. It has further become modish and sophisticated with the new Design Edition. Design Edition has come with little tweaks made by the designer on the exterior as well as some standard supplies.

Designer of this vehicle being inspired by the Corsa Color Edition adds high gloss black roof, tinted headlamps with AFL adaptive lighting, deep tinted and thermally insulated rear windows, fog lamps, and 18-inch bi-color alloy wheels.

This vehicle is available in five different colors from which you can choose the one for your liking. The colors are Star Silver, Casablanca White, Technical Grey, the brand new warm Henna and Magma Red.

The standard supplies aforesaid that are used in the vehicle include air conditioning, CD radio, on-board computer, electric power windows, cruise control, the innovative FelxRail center console, and electrically adjustable rear-view mirrors.

The company has put a price tag of Euro 19,570 on this stylish car.

The new Opel Meriva is enjoying great popularity. Just one year after the start of production, 120,000 new Merivas are already on roads, making Opel’s small monocab the clear top seller in its segment. More than 30% of the small monocabs sold in are currently Merivas – twice as many as its nearest competitor.

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2012 Jaguar XF Facelift Leaked

We had already seen the spied pictures of this vehicle, but the most recent leaked picture tells the whole story as we are now sure that the 2012 Jaguar XF Facelift has an XJ-inspired face.

Honestly speaking, although the XJ is no doubt a remarkable car performance wise, its design is not as pretty as other models in the Jaguar line up are. XF Facelift only gets the headlight from the XJ and the rest of the vehicle has got a good number of modifications.

If we talk about the performance of the new Jaguar XF, it is powered by a brand new 2.2-L diesel engine generating impressive 187 HP and torque of 332 lb-ft that is capable of managing 40+ mpg. The engine is mated to a newly developed ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox.

You don’t have to wait long to see this vehicle as it is making its official debut in the forthcoming New York Motor Show.

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Shelby GT500 SuperSnake to Make Debut in New York

Shelby American proclaimed that they will come up with their real 800 HP version of 2012 GT500 SuperSnake Mustang at the forthcoming New York International Auto Show.

Previously, the same model was announced by the Shelby Americans with 650 and 750 HP versions of GT500, now they may have tried something newer to come up with in the New York International Auto Show. Interestingly, Shelby is featuring an online customizer as well where customers can build their Dream SuperSnake models and get it quoted with price. Seemingly, Shelby has introduced matte white and matte black stripes, behind the door side scoops and dark or bright paint job for the wheels.

Along with 800 HP GT500 SuperSnake version, Shelby will also bring its 2012 GT350 coupe and convertible at the New York International Auto Show.

With more horsepower, the 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is a strong performer both on the road and the track,” noted Gary Patterson, vice president of operations at Shelby American. “This Super Snake will deliver the driving experience that enthusiasts expect from the Shelby brand.

Certainly, the new package of SuperSnake from Shelby is worth praising as it is among the few vehicles that are capable of producing 800 HP and that too on pump gas. High performance vehicle are legal in 50 states of America and this gives an opportunity to the people to have an experience to drive one of the fast American legendary muscle cars. The Shelby SuperSnake package along with GT500 based vehicle is available for just under $100,000.

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BMW Brilliance 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid

BMW and its Chinese ally Brilliance Automotive coming up with a new plug-in hybrid car that will be based on 2011 BMW 5 series. This vehicle is primarily designed for the Chinese automotive market.

They call it a BMW Brilliance New Energy Vehicle is basically a first step towards the future development of Chinese new energy vehicle. This vehicle will be powered by a hybrid system along with BMW TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine and an electric motor. This novel idea also laid the base of special battery technology that will be capable of charging from a main power supply.

BMW Brilliance 5 Series hybrid is a vehicle that has the power to travel emission-free at 60 km/h for about 75 kilometers. However, it can travel up to 400 kilometers with internal combustion engaged. The BMW TwinPower engine will make 160kW while the electric motor will generate a good number of 75kW.

This vehicle is supposed to make its official debut in 2013 and will be manufactured in China. You can expect slight modification in the production version.

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2012 Audi Q3 to Make Debut in Shanghai

We have got now the officially released images of the new Q3 that is a compact SUV. The reports from company suggest that this new 2010 Audi Q3 will make its official debut at the forthcoming 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. According to Audi, the Q3 is a reply to the BMW X1 and Range Rover Evoque.

If we talk about BMW X1, the Audi reply is pretty much acceptable, but if we take Range Rover Evoque it looks slightly tall for the tiny Audi’s Q3. However, Audi can compare its Q3 with Evoque unless Q3 has the same price tag of 30,000 Euro and powered with two 2.0-L diesel engines with either 140 or 170 HP and also two TFSI petrol units with 160 and 210 HP respectively.

Seeing the statistics for Range Rover Evoque, the Evoque certainly outclass the Q3. Coming back to Q3, it will come in both two and four-wheel drive and also equipped with fuel saving technologies such as auto start/stop. The Q3 is under its manufacturing process in Spain by SEAT and will go on sale within a year or two.

If you are really keen to see Audi’s production, you need to present in the upcoming 2011 Shanghai Auto Show.

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First Pictures of Mercedes Concept A Class Released

After a long wait, we finally have the first images of the next generation Mercedes A Class. This new generation car will be released in Concept version at the forthcoming Shanghai Motor Show. The first impression that it has on us is simply stunning.

If you compare this three-door sporty hatchback with the old model of Mercedes of A Class, this new model is simply incredible. This new concept car from Mercedes will come with an overall new design that is cool, stylish, and sporty as well. All in all the new Mercedes Concept A Class is far different than its counterparts which are more like minivans.

The design of Mercedes A Class or Concept A is based on an inspiration taken from the designs of aircrafts, spaceships and even it takes a hint of design from other Mercedes models such as its front grille is based on SLS design. To give it more sportier looks, Mercedes adds LED lights and meshed grilles to it.

The Mercedes Concept A Class will get a M270 direct-injection, four-cylinder gasoline engine mated to a dual-clutch gearbox that rolls the front wheels. Spinning of front wheels causes a little bit of confusion in the customers as this suggest that the car may not be a good one for driving. However, we already know that the AMG version is also underway and we can expect it to be a rear-wheel drive. We have to wait to see what Mercedes actually bring for its customers.

As far as interior of the car is concerned, it also gets its inspiration from the aircrafts as it is covered with transparent and tensile fabric, further decorated with red ambient lighting.

So, wait for the Shanghai Auto Show to see this beautiful sporty Mercedes Concept A Class.

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BMW X1M Rumor

Despite of BMW X1 terrible looks it is still able to make a good sales in the market. Now, BMW has unveiled new M Sport Package for BMW X1. At the same time, they are also thinking of why not X1 M rather than M Sport package.

X1 is certainly a SUV kind of vehicle, but it is expected that the X1 M will not be a complete sport utility. The M version of the BMW shares some features like visual upgrades, better on road ride and a good control and handling. It is also thought that this version will not get a share of V8, twin-turbo straight-six engine that most of the BMW vehicles are hoping to come with these days.

We are not yet sure about how the new M version will look like. Perhaps, it features the same aero kit that snatches all the glory of the vehicle appearance. Remember, all this information is based on speculations and there is no official detail of BMW X1M has been disclosed by the company as yet.

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