Jeep Australia has just launched a second special edition of its widely acclaimed iconic off-road four-wheel-drive stalwart Wrangler.
The new Dragon Edition is based on the Wrangler Unlimited Overland four-door, but some noticeable improvements and additions allow it to look unique. The new special edition adds 18-inch wheels, bronze highlights to the front-end garnishes, badges and the Mopar fuel door bolts.
The newly unveiled 345bhp Volvo V60 Polestar car will be available in the UK in June next year, the luxury carmaker has confirmed.
Volvo has unveiled two new high-performance Polestar models, the Volvo V60 Polestar and S60 Polestar. While the company confirmed the V60 Polestar for the UK launch, no such confirmation was given for the S60. The Polestar-tweaked S60 will initially be exclusive to North America, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan and The Netherlands.
Automobile giant Hyundai on Tuesday introduced the world to its next-generation super-luxurious sedan Genesis in South Korea.
The next Genesis has received the first complete revamp since its launch in the year of 2008. It boats several new interior and exterior features, such as all-wheel-drive system and flat-front nose.
South Korean automaker Kia Motors is planning to make its recently introduced K900 flagship sedan a subject of its Super Bowl advert.
Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, the Kia K900 will be available in two engine versions - a 3.8-liter, 311-horsepower V6 engine and a 5.0-liter, 420-horsepower V8 engine, both of which will be bolted to a innovative 'smooth-shifting' 8-speed automatic.
The Kia K900 will feature a 12.3-inch TFT screen instrument cluster and a head-up display, which shows speed of the vehicle, turn-by-turn directions, and lane departure system warnings.
South Korean automaker Hyundai has announced its plans to launch a hydrogen-powered vehicle next year.
Hyundai aims to roll out its sports utility vehicle (SUV) dubbed Tucson, which will be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, in the United States sometime in 2014. It is going to be the first mass-market hydrogen-powered vehicle to be sold or leased in the country.
John Krafcik, chief executive officer at Hyundai North America, recently said, "These things [hydrogen-powered vehicles] are now ready for prime time."
American automobile giant General Motors Co (GM) has confirmed a recall of more than 44,000 units of 2014 Chevrolet Malibu in North America for fixing a technical glitch that can cause the cars' window-defrosters to malfunction.
The computer-controlled ventilation system of the Chevrolet Malibu sedans has been found reverting to the previous setting when the driver select the defrost setting, which could leave the vehicle’s windshield fogged.
In what was the third fire incident involving electric carmaker Tesla's Model S sedan in the last six weeks, a Model S owned by a Tennessee man caught fire on Wednesday after running over a trailer hitch.
Though none of the three drivers of the Model S sedans involved in fire incidents received any injuries, the occurrence of the incidents in quick succession have apparently delivered a blow to Tesla's image.
American auto giant Ford on Wednesday claimed that one of its models has become the world's top-selling car, beating rival manufacturer Toyota's widely acclaimed car Corolla.
Citing registration data compiled by research firm R. L. Polk & Co., Ford said that its Focus car sold a total of 589,709 units between start of January and end of June across the globe. The figure represents an increase of 20 per cent in sales of Focus from the corresponding six-month period of last year.
Tesla Motors Co Chief Executive Elon Musk on Friday came forward to defend his company's electric car Model S after a video showing the car in flames dragged the company's shares down.
Tesla shares slipped more than 6 per cent after an automotive blog called Jalopnik published images of widely acclaimed electric car Model S in flames. The car caught fire after it met with an accident on Tuesday south of Seattle, Washington. The video received thousands of page views.
The Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia has unveiled an Attention Powered Car that runs on full capacity only if its driver is fully alert.
Created by the Royal Automobile Club in partnership with electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring headgear-maker Emotiv, the Attention Powered Car, a Hyundai i40, aims at decreasing the number of accidents caused due to inattentive driving.
The famous V8 engines will become extinct like dinosaurs in due course as car manufacturers are increasingly turning their focus to more fuel-efficient, smaller-capacity engines, Swedish carmaker Volvo predicted.
Derek Crabbin, the vice president of powertrain engineering at the renowned car brand, said that smaller-capacity engines like four-cylinder engines would eventually replace V8 engines.
Referring to Volvo's new turbocharged four-cylinder engines, Crabbin said, "There's so much power they will turn V8 engines into dinosaurs."
Tesla Motors Inc will never produce a gas-electric hybrid car in the future, Tesla board member Steve Jurvetson said in a recent TV interview.
Jurvetson said a hybrid car should not be taken as an electric car. He added that a hybrid offers the worst of both - a gas engine and a battery.
Speaking on the topic, he added, "You have the worst of both worlds in many cases, a gas engine and a battery, all the complexity, all the maintenance, all of the tradeoffs that occur in a hybrid car. Hybrid cars are not Tesla's future."
Tesla Motors Inc.'s flagship electric car Model S has receives top crash test rating from U. S. regulators, billionaire Elon Musk-led electric-car manufacturer announced.
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tesla announced that the battery-powered Model S scored five-star rating in every category of safety & crash tests set by the U. S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Chevrolet on the past weekend provided fans of Corvette racing cars with a rare chance to feast their eyes on all generations of production and racing Corvettes.
Chevrolet put all generations of Corvette, including the C7, on display at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca.
The even allowed fans to trace the widely-popular Chevrolet Corvette back to its self-effacing roots. They were amazed to see how the race car gradually evolved from the C1 to C7.
German automaker Porsche's all-new 911 GT3 will hit roads early next year, and will shortly after be followed by the even more imposing RS version of the luxury car, according to Automobile Magazine.
The Porsche has been following the RS tradition since the launch of the celebrated Carrera RS 2.7 in 1973.
The most recent edition of Automobile Magazine reported that the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS will reach showrooms in second half of 2014, as a 2015 model.
Like new Porsche 991 Turbo and Porsche GT3, the GT3 RS will be available solely with the company's PDK transmission.