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The design and details of the new Nissan Murano unveiled in NYC #Video

NEW YORK – The all-new Murano is making its world debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Read more below to see what’s featured in the design and details on Nissan‘s newest entry into the crossover market.

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Mazda to Unveil Mazda HAZUMI Concept at Geneva Motor Show

February 21, 2014 | Author: MotorBlog.com | st

Filed Under: Geneva, Japanese Cars, MOTOR SHOWS, MotorNews

Mazda to Unveil Mazda HAZUMI Concept at Geneva Motor Show

Mazda will premiere the Mazda HAZUMI next-generation subcompact car concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. The name HAZUMI is a Japanese word meaning to ‘bound or spring up.’ Chosen to convey the image of an untamed animal leaping, it is particularly fitting for a small car designed to look as if it is literally bursting with energy. Read more

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Ford today announced the new 2015 Ford Expedition featuring a 3.5-liter, direct-injected twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine usually found in Ford F-Series vehicles. The new fullsize SUV will debut today at the 2014 DFW Auto Show in Dallas, Texas.

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which will be the only engine offered in the new Expedition fleet in North America results to a more powerful and fuel-efficient Expedition. The new truck will also be equipped with a six-speed SelecShift automatic transmission in manual mode allowing the driver to use a shift-mounted rocker switch to choose the desired gear. Using a suite of sensors that detect 46 unique body, steering and braking inputs, the advanced suspension monitors body motion and then adjusts Expedition’s damping system in milliseconds to manage the vehicle’s natural body motion. A vehicle with poor damping feels as if it is bouncing on its suspension springs; continuously controlled damping recognizes the weight of the vehicle, steering feedback and road undulations and then reacts accordingly, helping to control body motion so passengers experience an orderly, comfortable ride. Read more

First introduced in NYC, Nissan is bringing a ‘customised’ NV200 taxi to Chicago, which will be unveiled for the first time at the Chicago Auto Show this year. With over 7000 cabs running in the city, Nissan wants to crowdsource a dialogue with taxi drivers and passengers via social media, through #HailYes, where the public could share their thoughts on what makes a better taxi experience.

The Nissan NV200 taxi will get the white and green Chicago colors but with new offerings like USB charging, anti-fatigue seats, panoramic sky views of Chicago, reduced odors, more leg room and cargo space, passenger safety and other conveniences that other taxis don’t offer.

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BMW X3 Gets a Makeover

February 6, 2014 | Author: Francis Gabay

Filed Under: Featured, German cars, MotorNews

BMW X3 Gets a Makeover

First introduced 10 years ago, the BMW X3 which has enjoyed  sales figures of more than one million units sold worldwide is getting a makeover in 2014.

The new X3 gets the new generation 2-litre turbodiesel with increased injection pressure of 2000 bar making the outputs climb up to 400kW and 400Nm with the capacity to run to 100km/h in 8.1 seconds. In terms of fuel consumption, the new X3  uses only 5 litres per 100km, dropping 7.1 percent from previous model. Read more


Forget those fancy paper invites printed in expensive stock paper, classy calligraphy, gold dust and all. If you’re one of those who want to test drive the Audi A8, check out the video below to know how the A8 will get to your driveway, and not the other way around.

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Renault Teases New Trafic, Due Summer 2014

February 4, 2014 | Author: Francis Gabay

Filed Under: Car Design, Concept Cars, MotorNews

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The Renault Trafic, which has notched up sales of more than 1.6 million units in its buoyant career spanning more than 34 years is getting a refresh and is due to be released this summer.

Although the teaser from Renault is only limited to a preview illustration, Renault Trafic designer Kihyun JUNG states, “Its lines embody Renault’s new brand identity. My aim was to achieve a dynamic, assertive stance without sacrificing either the robustness or user-friendliness customers expect of their van.” Read more

Maserati Ghibli Gets Spot at Superbowl XLVIII #Video

February 4, 2014 | Author: Francis Gabay

Filed Under: Italian Cars, MotorNews, VIDEO

Maserati Ghibli Gets Spot at Superbowl XLVIII #Video

For the first time ever, a car designed and built in Italy got a chance to be showcased to more than 110 million audiences – the new Maserati Ghibli enjoyed its TV debut at the 48th edition of the Super Bowl today. Watch the video after the break and see the cinematic spot (which could have costed the Italian carmaker a fortune) Maserati showcased at the game Seattle’s Seahawks won. Read more

car2go Celebrates One Year of Carsharing in Seattle with 40,000 Members

This month, car2go North America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, celebrates its first full year of point-to-point carsharing operations in Seattle. Since its launch in December 2012, more than 40,000 drivers have registered as car2go Seattle members and collectively share a network of 500 car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles, making Seattle the fastest growing car2go city in the United States. Read more

Renault and Dacia are ready for the 84th Geneva international motor show

January 31, 2014 | Author: MotorBlog.com | st

Filed Under: Geneva, MOTOR SHOWS, MotorNews

Renault and Dacia look forward to seeing you at the 84th Geneva international motor show

Renault and Dacia are looking forward to seeing you at the Geneva Motor Show press days on March 4 and 5, featuring product news, a press conference and meetings with company heads.

the world reveal of the next generation of Twingo on the Renault stand, the Renault press conference on Tuesday March 4 at 8.00 am with Thierry Bolloré, Chief Competitive Officer, and Laurens van den Acker, Director of Industrial Design, events on the Renault stand in Hall 4 and Dacia stand in Hall 2. Read more