Dubbed Praktik, the brad-vevrsion of the Roomster gets a two-seat configuration with a large freight compartment (volume 1,783 litres, length 1,555 mm, width 1,016-1,429 mm, height 987 mm) separated from the driver's cabin with a sliding panel. It offers payload of 640 kg and it will be available with two petrol engines (1.2 12V HTP/51 kW and 1.4 16V/63 kW) and one diesel engine (1.4 TDI PD/51 kW). The launch of the Skoda Praktik is scheduled to start in the spring of 2007.
Although there're no specs available yet, rumours have it that the Altima Coupe will make its global debut at the upcoming Detroit Motor Show (NAIAS) in January with sales starting in the US a few months later. via: Jalopnik
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Despite the dramatic changes that the name implies over its Corolla predecessor, I, as most people who saw the production ready Auris Concept at
As for Toyota's English press release, it doesn't reveal anything important except for the fact that the Japanese version which will be offered with two engines, the 1.5-liter VVT-i & the 1.8-liter Dual VVT-i (Dual Variable Valve Timing-intelligent). A quick tour at the Japanese site though reveals that the 1.5 produces 110 Hp / 6.000 rpm & 14.3 kgm / 4.400 rpm while the larger 1.8, 136 Hp / 6.000 rpm & 17,8 kgm / 4.400 rpm. The 1.8 can be equipped with the Super CVT-i (Super Continuously Variable Transmission-intelligent), a seven-speed Sports Sequential Shiftmatic transmission.
Like most cars in
European version Range & Debut Date: In Europe, the Auris will be available in 3 and 5 doors hatchback body type with a choice of two petrol engines, a 1.4 VVT-i and 1.6 Dual VVT-i, and three diesel engines, 1.4 D-4D, 2.0 D-4D and 2.2 D-4D Clean Power. The new
About time wasn't it, meaning that we've already seen a bunch of pictures from the 2007 Ford Mondeo that will appear in the upcoming Casino Royal movie. Actually, this teaser trailer is part of a Ford TV promo add for the Focus in the
Click here to see large pictures and the press release : 2007 Ford Mondeo
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If it wasn't for the scratches on the hood and the side of the car, you could say that this was an unsuccessful try to imitate BMW'S renowned Art Car Collection. But unfortunately for the owner of this wonderful M3, this was just a successful attempt to get even. Now this must have been one hell of a pissed off female to do something like this on the poor man's bimmer, what a bummer...!
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Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X : According to Autocar, we're going to get a first view of the EVO X in the form of a production ready concept, at the Detroit Motor Show in January with the actual production version following in the Tokio Motor Show in October the same year. The most interesting fact though is that Autocar say's that the being a member of the Lancer family, the EVO X will be based on the Dodge Caliber platform !
Subaru Impreza WRX STi : As most of us know, the next generation Subaru Impreza will be offered for the first time with a 5door hatchback body. Autocar, tells -and shows us through it's nicely made photoshop, that the new Impreza's design will be "Europeanized". As for the mechanics, the top spec STi will be again fitted with Subarus 2.5 Litre boxer motor. via : Autocar
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According to our information, BMW's first attempt at the Coupe-Cabrio category based on the E92 3 Series Coupe will be unveiled in the middle of next week. Apart from that and the fact that the it'll get an electrically folding metallic rooftop, the only other "official" info I obtained is that, like its coupe counterpart, the 3 Series Coupe-Cabrio will be offered in the beginning with BMW's new 3.0 litre straight six (325i with 218 hp) and the excellent 3,0 Twin Turbo (335i with 306 hp).
Latter on it'll get more engines like the 272 hp 3.0 & the 150 Hp 2.0 (only for
Stay tuned on Carscoop, as we'll have more official stuff on BMW's first ever Coupe-Cabrio
In Q7's first four months in the market,
Audi Q7 Sales August 2006
- 2.677 USA Europe19.807
Designed by the Fiat Style Centre, the new Fiat is 4.56 metres long, 1.73 m wide, 1.5 m tall and with a wheelbase of 2.6 m. I'm not sure though if the Linea is based on the Grande Punto or the upcoming Bravo C-Segment hatch (the Grande Punto has a wheelbase of 2.520 mm). Finaly, the Linea has a luggage compartment boasting an impressive 500 litres.
Produced in collaboration with Tofas, the Turkish joint venture between Fiat Auto and Koc Holding, the Fiat Linea will be first manufactured in the joint venture's Bursa plant in Turkey (at an annual production of 60,000 units) and marketed in a number of European and non-European countries starting in the second half of 2007 (in most countries, sales of the Linea will start October & September 2007).
As for the engine range, according to Fiat the Linea will get a wide range of gasoline and diesel engines coupled to both manual and automatic transmissions.
Following the five-door hatch, station wagon, three-door GTC and cabrio-coupe TwinTop variants, Opel unveiled the Astra Sedan which will make its world debut at the upcoming Turkish Motor Show in Constantinople (3 -12 November) with sales starting in autumn 2007.
Aimed to serve the Central and Eastern European markets as according to Opel (and we have no reason at all to question them), notchback sedans are highly sought after in these markets. 67 percent of Turkish customers who purchase a compact class car, for example, choose a notchback model. In
The Astra Sedan, which will be produced in Opel's
Leaving aside the fact that like all C-segment Sedans, the Astra's looks are shall we say, for your granddad's eyes only, according to Opel's press release the Sedan is 4.618 mm long (width/height: 1754/1458 mm) which makes it longer than it's D-Segment brother, the Vectra (4.611 mm ) !
Swedish car magazine Teknikens Varld -English translation : World of Technology, has got "THE" scoop on Volvo's upcoming mid-size crossover, the XC70. Based on the also new V70 -check it out here: Volvo V70 caught out in the open, the AWD XC70 gets the usual crossover treatment with an off-road bodykit that includes new front & rear bumpers, new alloys and of course raised body height so it can cope with city... curbstones.
Since the car we see in the pics is practically production ready, I don't see the reason why we won't see the XC70 going for sale sometime next year.Technorati: Volvo+XC70, Volvo+V70, crossover, SUV, 4x4, autos, images, pictures, auto+news, car+news, automobile, cars, automotive, vehicles, autos, Carscoop
If this rally steward was a cat, I think you'd totally agree with me that he just used 8 out of his 9 lifes in this incident! The funny thing is that after the Suzuki tips over heading straight towards him only to be stopped by a... tree, he calmly blows his whistle to get some help for the poor guy in the car !
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