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Lexus IS350 Bound for Australia (Australia) Lexus IS350 Bound for Australia (Australia)

Lexus Australia will add the sporting IS 350 sedan to the Australian model line-up in late 2010. Australia will become one of only four countries to receive the powerful IS 350 sedan, joining the United States, Canada and Japan. IS 350 features a quad-cam 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, mated to a six-speed sequential transmission, developing 228kW* of power and 375Nm* of torque and propelling the IS from standstill to 100km/h in just 5.6* seconds.

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The New 2011 Lotus Elise The New 2011 Lotus Elise

The Lotus Elise revolutionised the sportscar market 14 years ago when the small lightweight agile 2-seat mid engine sportscar was introduced. By ensuring that the Elise stuck rigidly to Lotus’ core values of performance through light weight, the Elise was able to produce supercar performance with city car economy. Making its debut at the 80th International Geneva Motorshow, the 2011 model year Lotus Elise introduces a number of changes and improvements to maintain its class leading position.

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World Debut for Lexus CT 200h World Debut for Lexus CT 200h

Six months after revealing the LF-Ch concept, Lexus is set to unveil its new CT 200h model at the Geneva motor show. Created for motorists who want to lower their emissions, but not their standards, the CT 200h will be the first full hybrid vehicle in the premium compact segment. It will offer new levels of refinement, sophistication and attention to detail, without compromising style or driving pleasure. Equipped with second-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive technology, the CT 200h...

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Stephanie Rice Partners With Jaguar (Australia) Stephanie Rice Partners With Jaguar (Australia)

Stephanie Rice OAM, one of Australia's most recognized and celebrated athletes, has partnered with Jaguar Australia in 2010. As she works towards the Commonwealth Games in October this year, Stephanie will drive in style in her black Jaguar XF, a car which reflects her winning style and love of design. Stephanie's success at the 2008 Beijing Olympics has elevated her to the echelon of Australia's sporting elite. A professional swimmer who trains at St Peters Western Club in Brisbane under...

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Jaguar returns to Le Mans Jaguar returns to Le Mans

JaguarRSR XKR GT2 confirmed for 24 hours of Le Mans in 2010 - the 75th year of Jaguar The year 2010 marks 75 years of the Jaguar name on both road and race cars. As a continuation of this great heritage, Jaguar can confirm it will return to the famed Le Mans 24 hours. With a total of seven wins between 1951 and 1990, Jaguar is the single most successful British make in the race"s history. Jaguar will return to Le Mans this year lining up on the starting grid on 12June 2010 with an XKR...

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All new Kia Sportage to premiere at Geneva motor show All new Kia Sportage to premiere at Geneva motor show

The all-new Kia Sportage will mark a dramatic shift in design direction for the brand's popular SUV when it makes its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on 2 March. Embodying Kia's newfound visual dynamism, the new Sportage is a fresh, bold, athletic and sporty design that successfully blends the key features of an SUV - the commanding driving position, heightened sense of security and raised ground clearance - and envelopes them in a sleek and urban-friendly design with global...

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Lotus Elise Club Racer To Make Debut (Australia) Lotus Elise Club Racer To Make Debut (Australia)

The new special edition Lotus Elise Club Racer is to make its Australian debut in February 2010, combining new and exclusive colour schemes, bespoke interior and lightweight components in a high performance, world-class, low-emission sports car. Based on the popular Elise S with a 100kW 1.8-litre four-cylinder, weighing just 860kgs, the special edition Club Racer takes retro design cues by featuring four of the classic colour schemes used by Lotus in the 1960s (Elite Yellow, Carbon Grey, Sky...

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Lexus IS F CCS Concept is previewed at Tokyo Auto Salon Lexus IS F CCS Concept is previewed at Tokyo Auto Salon

A track-tuned Lexus IS F which draws on technology developed from the LFA supercar has been revealed at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon. The IS F CCS (Circuit Club Sports) Concept features lightweight carbon fibre exterior and interior panels including; bonnet, roof, boot, rear wing, lip spoilers, door trims, centre console and gear knob. The IS F CCS' carbon fibre components were developed in-house, drawing on the manufacturing processes derived from the development of Lexus' LFA...

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The New 2010 Lexus LX is Released (Australia) The New 2010 Lexus LX is Released (Australia)

Lexus' luxurious off-roader LX 570 will gain greater specification and a new look for 2010. All LX 570 models will receive upgrades to the navigation and user interface, USB input for portable media devices, a 12-volt socket in the cargo areas, headlamp washers and updated privacy glass in the rear of the vehicle. The LX 570 Prestige model will be replaced by a Sports variant, which gains a centre console cool-box, rear seat entertainment system and roof rails. Sports Luxury models...

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Kia courtesy fleet to keep 2010 Australian Open on the move Kia courtesy fleet to keep 2010 Australian Open on the move

Kia Motors today presented a fleet of 101 specially equipped courtesy vehicles to Tennis Australia for use in transporting players, officials and media during the 2010 Australian Open tennis tournament, internationally recognised as Australia's premier sporting event. The Kia courtesy fleet was officially presented to Mr. Steve Wood, CEO of Tennis Australia, by Mr. MK Kim, President and CEO of Kia Motors Australia, in a ceremony at Melbourne Park, the venue for the Australian Open tournament.

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Land Rover Discovery 4 Wins 4x4 Of The Year (Australia) Land Rover Discovery 4 Wins 4x4 Of The Year (Australia)

The new Land Rover Discovery 4 has been crowned 4x4 of the Year, by 4x4 Australia Magazine, its third major award in Australia since its arrival late 2009. Pitted head to head with the new Toyota Prado the Discovery 4 came out in front thanks its superior design, technology, and class leading diesel engine. Land Rover has now won the 4x4 of the Year award four of the last six years, further cementing Land Rover's reputation as the world's leading manufacture of 4WDs. The Discovery 4...

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Small Range Rover Confirmed For Production Small Range Rover Confirmed For Production

Land Rover has confirmed today that a production version of its exciting LRX concept car will be built. The new car will debut next year and join the Range Rover line-up in 2011. Designed and engineered at Land Rover's state of the art Gaydon facility, the new Range Rover will be the smallest, lightest and most efficient vehicle the company has ever produced. The new car will be built at the multi award-winning plant in Halewood, on Merseyside, subject to quality and productivity agreements...

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The New Lotus Exige S - Model Year 2010 The New Lotus Exige S - Model Year 2010

The Lotus Exige is a renowned high performance coupe with a well-deserved reputation for uncompromised performance, both on the road and the track. Lotus has always pursued efficiency and fuel economy and for the 2010 model year Lotus Exige S, Lotus has reduced the emissions to only 199g/km CO2, combined with improved fuel economy, to an impressive 8.5 litres/100km (combined cycle) and a frugal 6.5 litres/100km on the highway cycle.

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2010 Land Rover Discovery 4 and Range Rover Sport to Debut 2010 Land Rover Discovery 4 and Range Rover Sport to Debut

The new 2010 Range Rover, new 2010 Range Rover Sport and new Discovery 4 will have their UK public debut at the 2009 Motorexpo, which starts today and runs until Sunday, June 14 in Canary Wharf. The significant improvements to these vehicles include: two new refined and powerful engines, delivering improved fuel economy and CO2 emissions, striking exterior design changes, and completely redesigned interiors bringing new levels of refinement, technology and craftsmanship. Prices for the...

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2009 Lotus Evora, Specification and Pricing - (Australia) 2009 Lotus Evora, Specification and Pricing - (Australia)

The countdown to the exciting Lotus Evora has started with the first press drives of the 3.5-litre mid-engined 2+2 coupe drawing hugely positive comments and praise, and Lotus Cars Australia confirming the local pricing of the 2+2 and 2+0 Evora. The Evora will be the most significant Lotus car to be launched in the last decade and promises to be one of the most exciting new cars of its time, combining traditional Lotus ride and handling attributes with a large, practical platform...

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Video: 2010 Jaguar XJ Teaser Video: 2010 Jaguar XJ Teaser

An all-new Jaguar XJ will make its public debut this July – and today saw the preview and release of first information on this breathtaking new Jaguar.

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2009 Seat Exeo by JE DESIGN 2009 Seat Exeo by JE DESIGN

As soon as it came on the market, the car has already been refined. For the first time, the Spanish VW subsidiary Seat presents a limousine for which JE DESIGN immediately offers a sport suit. With the entire body kit the middle class limousine turns into a sports car with four doors. The new sport radiator grill without the SEAT logo (199 Euros including VAT) and the front spoiler (379 Euros) give the Exeo a significantly grimmer face. The side skirts (399 Euros) emphasize the dynamic...

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2010 Kia Forte Koup Introduced 2010 Kia Forte Koup Introduced

With performance-inspired, aggressive and sleek styling, Kia Motors America (KMA) today globally debuted the 2010 Kia Forte Koup production vehicle during a press conference at the 2009 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Joining the Forte family in the KMA lineup, the company’s first-ever two-door coupe embodies the brand’s current bold design direction first seen on the concept version of the Soul urban passenger vehicle in 2006. “On the heel of the introductions of the Soul and...

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Revealed 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Revealed

Nearly 18 years ago, Jeep invented the premium SUV segment with the introduction of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. More than 4 million sales later, Jeep improves the formula and hits the sweet spot of real-world capability and on-road refinement with the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers premium on-road performance while maintaining the Jeep brand’s legendary four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand two-speed transfer case and towing capability. It also offers...

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2009 Land Rover Discovery 4 Announced - (Australia) 2009 Land Rover Discovery 4 Announced - (Australia)

The new, fourth generation of Land Rover's supremely versatile seven-seat vehicle gains a new name, Discovery 4, to go with its powerful and highly efficient new TDV6 diesel engine, fresh exterior identity and more premium cabin. The model's class-leading breadth of capability is extended even further with dynamic improvements, for both on-road and off-road driving, and the addition of user-friendly new technologies and features. "The outgoing Discovery 3 has well over 100 international...

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2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Announced - (Australia) 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Announced - (Australia)

The Range Rover Sport reaffirms its status as the most exciting and dynamic member of the Land Rover range with a comprehensive package of engineering and design changes for the 2010 model year. The vehicle's stylish new appearance signals the transformation under the skin, which includes three powerful and efficient new engines, enhanced levels of interior craftsmanship and refinement, and significant improvements to both on-road and off-road driving dynamics. "The Range Rover Sport's...

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2009 Land Rover Range Rover Vogue Announced - (Australia) 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Vogue Announced - (Australia)

Powerful new engines, revolutionary interior technologies and enhanced driving dynamics reinforce the position of the Range Rover Vogue 10MY as Land Rover's most complete luxury 4x4. Land Rover's flagship has been comprehensively updated to deliver more refined and efficient performance, along with the ultimate in interior comfort and craftsmanship. "The Range Rover Vogue 10MY is a considerable step forward for what is already regarded as the one of the world's most complete luxury...

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2010 Land Rover LR4, Details Released 2010 Land Rover LR4, Details Released

"The outgoing LR3 has well over 100 international awards to its name. But for the new LR4 we've found ways to improve virtually every aspect of the vehicle's design and engineering – some subtle, some major. New design signals comprehensive engineering change under the skin," says Phil Popham, Land Rover Managing Director. Star billing on the LR4 goes to the highly efficient and refined new LR-V8 direct injection engine. This delivers 25% more power and 19% more torque than the...

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2009 Jeep J8 MILSPEC, On-Sale for Off-Road Use Only 2009 Jeep J8 MILSPEC, On-Sale for Off-Road Use Only

The J8 is one of the toughest vehicles in the world and, until now, it was only sold to foreign militaries and governments. A very limited number of 2010 J8's will be made available to enthusiasts in the United States exclusively from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) as the AEV J8 MILSPEC. "Hardcore off-road enthusiasts have been asking for a vehicle like this for years, no frills and setup for a choice of diesel or V8 power and built with extra heavy-duty components," said Dave...

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2009 Lexus IS250 Sports Package Launched - (Australia) 2009 Lexus IS250 Sports Package Launched - (Australia)

Lexus has launched a new sports-inspired IS 250. The new Sports Package adds unique 18-inch split five-spoke alloy wheels, satellite navigation, aluminium pedals and sports suspension. Furthermore, the Sports Package, based on IS 250 Prestige grade, also gains leather-accented seat material over the alcantara material of the previous Sports model. The Sports Package also offers a significant saving in recommended retail price compared with the previous discontinued Sports model...

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Video: 2009 Kia Sorento Commercial Video: 2009 Kia Sorento Commercial

Longer and lower, the 2010 Kia Sorento brings sleek styling and a futuristic touch to the world of the urban CUV. With its longer front overhang, wedge profile, crisply defined greenhouse and accentuated wheelarch volumes, Kia’s new CUV looks thoroughly modern and sporty. The 4.7-metre long new Sorento moves vehicle design in this segment up to a new level of sophistication.

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2009 Kia Soul Launched - (Australia) 2009 Kia Soul Launched - (Australia)

The eagerly awaited all-new Kia SOUL marks a revolutionary expansion of the Kia product line-up and redefines the personality of cars, with Generation Y and the young-at-heart firmly in its sights. SOUL presents consumers with such a broad selection of styling, comfort and equipment choices, that it redefines the concept of freedom and individuality and creates a new category for the young and young-at-heart. It's a brand new urban car packed full of liberating ideas - a car that...

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2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Pearl White Edition by Project Kahn 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Pearl White Edition by Project Kahn

To those who fear Bentley is turning into the footballers' department of Volkswagen, the new Project Kahn Pearl White Bentley flying Spur possesses' an unquantifiable amount of magnificence that comes, in large part, from being unashamedly different. As refreshing and inspiring as a traditional luxury vehicle can be: the Project Kahn Bentley has real road presence and makes a real style statement. The most unique feature of the ‘Project Kahn Pearl White Flying Spur Bentley' is the...

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Kia KND-5 Concept Car Unveiled Kia KND-5 Concept Car Unveiled

Kia Motors has taken the wraps off its KND-5 concept car. Kia released the first official images of the near-luxury sedan concept car, code-named KND-5, ahead of its debut at the Seoul Motor Show 2009 which opens to the press on April 2. Kia KND-5 boasts a dynamic and balanced appearance that reflects the style of the near-luxury sedan VG (code name) which is scheduled to debut in Korea in late 2009. VG will be Kia’s first near-luxury sedan and complete the automaker’s passenger car...

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2010 Kia Sorento, In-Detail 2010 Kia Sorento, In-Detail

Futuristic styling and new technologies make a ‘stand-out’ vehicle The original Kia Sorento was a ‘landmark’ vehicle which took the Korean brand into a whole new section of the automotive market all around the world. Introduced in 2002, it marked a huge step for Kia, challenging many established 4x4 and SUV brands and starting the process of changing public perception of Kia as a ‘maker of small cars.’ Sorento earned widespread media and public acclaim for its innovative styling,...

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2009 Land Rover Defender 110 Utility Pack Changes Vehicle Classification 2009 Land Rover Defender 110 Utility Pack Changes Vehicle Classification

From today, all Defender 110 Station Wagons featuring the Utility Pack will gain a classification change from M1 passenger carrying to N1 Light Commercial Vehicle. With a payload capability in excess of 1,000kg, the Defender 110 Utility Wagon also meets requirements to be classified as a light goods vehicle for VAT purposes should the usage be commercial. The Utility Pack, which is a no cost option available on all three trim levels – base, County and XS – replaces the rear side windows of...

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2009 Kia Aero Soul 2009 Kia Aero Soul

In a dramatic move aimed at delivering environmental benefits without expensive technology Kia has revealed its new Aero-Soul concept that reduces fuel consumption and exhaust emissions with a simple and low-cost system called Air Propulsion and Retardation Installation Line. Although unveiled on the company’s stylish and fun cross-over Soul the patented system can be easily extended to all the company’s vehicles and will even be available as a bolt-on accessory for vehicles already in use....

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2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Tiret Coupe by LSE Design 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Tiret Coupe by LSE Design

The 'Tiret Coupe' has been created by LSE Design's highly talented team of designers and skilled automotive engineers. The Tiret Coupe takes the Range Rover to an enhanced level of design, comfort and speed. Tiret New York's accomplished designer Daniel Lazar has produced luxury timepieces and jewelry since 2004. Tiret's designs combine sensual shapes, brilliant diamonds, opulent natural hued stones, rare decorative materials, intriguing colored metals, Swiss precision and innovative...

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2009 Lotus Exige Cup 260, Available - (Australia) 2009 Lotus Exige Cup 260, Available - (Australia)

Carbon fibre and lightweight components combine to offer the most powerful and lightest road and race Lotus Exige ever in Australia. Lotus Cars Australia has announced that the motorsport focused version of the Exige S is now available in Australia. Featuring the most powerful four-cylinder engine ever fitted to a Lotus production car, along with extensive use of carbon fibre and weight saving, the Lotus Exige Cup 260 is the star performer in the road-going Lotus range. The Lotus Exige...

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2009 Porsche Cayenne Progressor by JE Design 2009 Porsche Cayenne Progressor by JE Design

Progress can not be stopped, especially when it is dashing forward in such a broad and powerful way. The PROGRESSOR presents itself significantly broader and more dominant than the standard Cayenne. This impression is already confirmed by a first glance at the front skirt with its LED daylight running lights, the side skirt and the rear skirt extension. At the front, voracious air inlets and fierce headlamp masks confirm that the PROGRESSOR is not only up for games.

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Kia Forte LPI Hybrid Concept Car Unveiled Kia Forte LPI Hybrid Concept Car Unveiled

Kia Motors has introduced its new environmental brand ‘Eco Dynamics' and an LPI Hybrid based on its Korean market Forte saloon as part of its commitment to the development of earth-positive vehicles. The Eco Dynamics brand was unveiled at Kia Motors' domestic sales headquarters in Apkujeong-dong, Seoul, along with the company's blueprint for developing low-emission, fuel-efficient vehicles. The new brand communicates Kia's unique strategy and vision for vehicles with a reduced...

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Lamborghini Estoque Not Confirmed to be Cancelled Lamborghini Estoque Not Confirmed to be Cancelled

In reference to recent press coverage commenting on cancellation of its Estoque project, Lamborghini has not taken any decision to produce its Estoque concept car, the four door performance saloon concept shown at Paris motor show in 2008.

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2010 Lincoln MKZ Pricing Announced 2010 Lincoln MKZ Pricing Announced

The 2010 Lincoln MKZ offers customers more standard luxury and segment-exclusive safety features for their money, with a starting price of $34,965, including destination and delivery. Compared with other midsize luxury sedans - such as the Lexus ES350 and Cadillac CTS - the MKZ comes with more standard luxury features, such as Bridge of Weir leather seats, genuine wood trim, heated and cooled front seats, the popular SYNC entertainment and connectivity system, a reverse sensing system and...

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Review: The New 2009 Kia Cerato - The Verdict Review: The New 2009 Kia Cerato - The Verdict

We test drive the Kia Cerato and tell you what we think. The new Kia Cerato (pronounced 'Charato' in those clever new TV commercials) is the perfect choice for people seeking a modern, well-engineered and more efficient car to reduce their ownership costs without compromising quality, safety or reliability. In my opinion, don't judge this car by your perceptions of the badge, Kia is a new company, new designers, new stylish products attracting new customers. Competitor's beware.

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2009 Jaguar XK-S Limited Edition Announced - (Australia) 2009 Jaguar XK-S Limited Edition Announced - (Australia)

Jaguar has made an impressive start to 2009, with new vehicle sales up by 22% on a year on year basis. Jaguar is one of only a few automotive brands to record sales growth in 2009, and to capitalise on this achievement, a new XK limited edition model, the XK-S, will be launched this month. Like every Jaguar to carry the XK badge, the XK-S is all about performance with style - plus a large helping of individuality. The XK-S offers its own spin on the 4.2 litre V8 XK in coupe form. The car...

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2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Stormer Kit 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Stormer Kit

The Stormer Kit introduces a bolder, more aggressive, personalised look for the Range Rover Sport, and it is now available in Australia on 09MY vehicles. The Kit draws its aggressive styling lines from the 2004 Range Stormer Concept Car, ensuring a distinctive design that enhances the appeal of the Range Rover Sport. The Stormer Kit is an exclusive, limited edition, factory fitted option available only on the Range Rover Sport TDV8 or Supercharged models. It is available in a choice of...

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2009 Jeep Patriot, Liberty and Grand Cherokee Rocky Mountain Special Editions 2009 Jeep Patriot, Liberty and Grand Cherokee Rocky Mountain Special Editions

New 2009 Jeep Patriot, Jeep Liberty and Jeep Grand Cherokee Rocky Mountain Edition models expand the fun, freedom, utility and available best-in-class 4x4 capability that Jeep is known for—now with even more customer features at a great value. The 2009 Rocky Mountain Edition models offer approximately $1,000 off popular bundled customer features, including innovative uconnect tunes, power sun roof and aluminum wheels. In total, the 2009 Rocky Mountain Edition package adds more than $2,300 in...

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2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 650 4 Roadster 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 650 4 Roadster

Lamborghini releases first images of the Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster Automobili Lamborghini has released the first photographs of a limited edition Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster. The Roadster version of the Murciélago will offer an uprated 6.5 liter V12 engine that produces 650 hp (478 kW) along with permanent four-wheel drive: hence the model’s LP 650-4 moniker. With 660 Nm of torque, top performance is at 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 3.4 seconds. The top speed is around 330 Km/h (205mph).

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Land Rover Production LRX to be Badged Range Rover Land Rover Production LRX to be Badged Range Rover

The UK Government has confirmed a grant offer of up to £27 million is to be made available to Land Rover for the production of an all-new car. The company is due to make a final decision on the the go-ahead of the project at its award-winning plant in Halewood, on Merseyside, later this year. The car would be based on Land Rover's acclaimed LRX Concept vehicle, first shown at the Detroit Show last year, and would be the smallest, lightest and most efficient it has ever produced. "We...

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2010 Lotus Evora Pricing and Specifications 2010 Lotus Evora Pricing and Specifications

First deliveries of the eagerly anticipated Lotus Evora will be made to customers in Europe in May 2009 following an extensive and rapid development program, enabling the whole project to be completed in an extraordinary 27 months, almost unprecedented in the motor industry. The Lotus Evora Launch Edition The first 450 cars will be built to a high level standard specification which includes the following equipment:

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2010 Land Rover Range Rover Westminster Limited Edition and Freelander 2 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Westminster Limited Edition and Freelander 2

Land Rover is to show the new Range Rover 'Westminster' Limited Edition together with the 2010 model year Freelander 2 at the Geneva Motor Show, starting today. 300 Range Rover TDV8 'Westminster' editions will go on sale at Land Rover dealerships in the UK from the end of March. The unique 'Westminster' features include 20" Diamond Turned wheels, an exterior design pack, 'Westminster' tailgate badging, half wood steering wheel and stainless steel accents to the brake and accelerator...

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2010 Lotus Exige S Facelift Revealed 2010 Lotus Exige S Facelift Revealed

The 79th International Geneva Motor Show sees the introduction of the exciting new 2010 Model Year Lotus Exige S with a newly designed front end, a new rear wing and impressive emissions of just 199 g/km CO2. The Lotus Exige is a renowned high performance coupe that has a well earned reputation of choice for drivers who demand uncompromised performance, both on the road and on the track.Lotus has always pursued efficiency and fuel economy and for the 2010 Model Year Lotus Exige S, Lotus has...

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Aston Martin Lagonda Concept Car Aston Martin Lagonda Concept Car

Aston Martin is proud to announce the return of Lagonda, one of the oldest and most iconic names in luxury car manufacturing. The revival of Lagonda fulfils a long-term vision and will bring performance luxury into new markets and territories around the world for Aston Martin Lagonda. Ultimately, Lagonda will be a strong presence in 100 global territories, vastly increasing the global brand reach of the company and extending to new customers. Reflecting its remarkable history, the brand...

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Koenigsegg Quant Solar Electric Sports Concept Car Koenigsegg Quant Solar Electric Sports Concept Car

Swedish supercar marquee Koenigsegg and NLV Solar AG, a pioneer in photovoltaic and accumulator technology, have joined forces to create the Koenigsegg Quant. The brainchild of this marriage of power and energy is a four-seater solar electric car. A full-scale model is to be unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Salon, with the two companies currently working on running prototypes to scale up for series production.

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2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670 4 SuperVeloce Unveiled 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670 4 SuperVeloce Unveiled

The Lamborghini Murcielago is one of the most extraordinary super sports cars of all time. Automobili Lamborghini has now expanded its model range with a new, exceptionally purist and even more extreme top model – the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is even more powerful, lighter and faster than the Murcielago LP 640. With the output of the 6.5 liter V12 increased to 670 hp and a weight reduction of 100 kg (220 lbs), the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce boasts a...

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2009 Lexus RX 450h at Geneva 2009 Lexus RX 450h at Geneva

Following the 2005 launch of ground-breaking RX 400h, new Lexus RX 450h introduces the second generation Lexus Hybrid Drive technology to the RX model range. On sale from mid-2009, the new full hybrid crossover is the high-performance flagship of the RX range, which now enters its third-generation as the world's best-selling premium crossover. RX 450h shares its predecessor's series/parallel hybrid drivetrain configuration, employing a highly efficient, 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine and...

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2009 Kia Soul, for Young Buyers - (Australia) 2009 Kia Soul, for Young Buyers - (Australia)

To celebrate the Australian premiere of the all-new Kia Soul at the Melbourne International Motor Show, Kia Motors Australia will be displaying five different interpretations of its latest model in a special interactive 'Soul Zone' on the Kia stand. The eagerly awaited Soul marks a revolutionary expansion of the Kia product line-up and redefines the personality of cars, with Generation Y and the young-at-heart firmly in its sights. Soul presents consumers with such a broad selection of...

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Kia MPV Concept Cars at Geneva Kia MPV Concept Cars at Geneva

Kia will be displaying an all-new MPV concept, a range of Idle Stop & Go cars and an innovative hybrid at the 79th Salon International de l'Auto which opens in Geneva on 3 March. There will be a total of 18 vehicles on the Kia stand [Stand 5231, Hall 5] including three models making their first appearance in Switzerland - the Kia Soul, upgraded 2009 Kia Sportage compact SUV and upgraded, new-look 2009 Kia Magentis sedan (also known as 'Optima' in some markets).

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2009 Kia Grand Carnival CRDi Launched - (Australia) 2009 Kia Grand Carnival CRDi Launched - (Australia)

The Kia Grand Carnival, a major part of Australia's best selling people mover range for the past five years, has been made even better with the release at this year's Melbourne International Motor Show of a diesel variant. The new 2.9-litre turbo-diesel VQ Grand Carnival CRDi complements the existing 3.8-litre V6 petrol VQ variants which have been so popular with Australian people mover buyers since 2006. The diesel Grand Carnival boasts 136kW of power @ 3,800 rpm and 343Nm of torque from...

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2009 Lotus Europa SE, Power and Prestige - (Australia) 2009 Lotus Europa SE, Power and Prestige - (Australia)

The Lotus Europa SE races into 2009 with a host of upgrades that make it more appealing and accessible to a broader range of enthusiast. It also provides more power and performance, more equipment and as such offers more value than ever before. Designed to appeal to those who are more style conscious, the Europa SE also carries the largest capacity engine in the current Lotus range and the most torque. Peak power increases 12 percent, from 147kW at 5400rpm in the Europa S, to 165kW at...

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2009 Lotus Evora Preview - (Australia) 2009 Lotus Evora Preview - (Australia)

Lotus Cars Australia has shown the new face of sports cars today, with the first local unveiling of the stunning new Evora. The design of the Evora breaths athleticism and performance, from the signature Lotus nose to the crisp and flowing lines that focus attention to the muscular rear end, accentuating the mid-engined language and unmistakeably Lotus styling. The Evora’s interior is dynamic, highly functional and contemporary with front seating designed to comfortably accommodate...

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2009 BMW X6 CLR X 650 GT by Lumma 2009 BMW X6 CLR X 650 GT by Lumma

After the BMW X6 from Lumma Design was presented at the Motorshow Essen 2008, follows now the second coup CLR X 650 GT: the creative heads in the shops of the expert in upgrading Lumma Design never rest. After the specialists around Horst Lumma have been able to place very successful tuning packages for the BMW X-models, follows now the more then felicitous update CLR X 650 GT. The visual appearance of an X6 gets a very fast appearing layout of the line with the aerodynamics package CLR X...

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Kia No 3 Concept Car Kia No 3 Concept Car

Keeping up its reputation for showing concepts that lead to reality, Kia is playing the numbers game at the Salon de l’Automobile in Geneva next week with the debut of the all-new No 3 concept. Carving a new niche in the small-car market the No 3 delivers flexibility and fun creating a beautiful car that is also great to drive – and even better will be great to be seen in! The concept features a unique extended windscreen and panoramic glass roof with a diagonal supporting bar and an...

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2009 Lancia Delta Hardblack Unveiled 2009 Lancia Delta Hardblack Unveiled

Lancia Delta is the ideal answer to the three fundamental and often opposing demands of the modern customer: it offers the space of a big sedan but the length of a compact; the power of a sports car, but with ecologically friendly emission levels and economic consumption; top of the range equipment, but at a “realistic” price. Lancia Delta therefore meets the needs of today's prestige customers by “downsizing”, in other words providing superior performance and luxury with low cost, size and...

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2009 Lancia Delta Executive Unveiled 2009 Lancia Delta Executive Unveiled

Geneva sees the debut of the Delta Executive, the new Lancia flagship which exactly matches the requirements of a refined customer who is alive to technological developments but knows the value of tradition, who wants a solid product but also exclusivity and prestige. These are businessmen, managers and independent professionals who know how to combine conceptually opposing values such as tradition and innovation, rationality and emotion, but who are also representatives of the institutional...

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Jaguar Announces Pricing for its 2010 Models Jaguar Announces Pricing for its 2010 Models

Jaguar today announced pricing for its 2010 Model Year line up. In January 2009, Jaguar revealed the new 2010 Model Year XF and XK which includes the new XFR, and next generation XKR. Both vehicles are true to the heritage of Jaguar's legendary performance, delivering a superb balance of dynamic ability and refinement. The 2010 XF will be priced starting at $52,000 MSRP. The XF Premium, with the new 5.0-liter naturally aspirated engine, will have a base MSRP of $57,000. The new XFR with the...

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KTM at the Geneva Motorshow 2009 KTM at the Geneva Motorshow 2009

As KTM accelerates into its second year with the lightweight X-BOW sportscar, it will present two world premieres at the 79th International Auto Show in Geneva (3rd - 15th of March). KTM will also reveal a redefined product range that offers a tiered line-up of the radical carbon fibre automobile. Trade visitors will receive all the news from the young Austrian car manufacturer on 3rd and 4th of March, while visitors on the public days (5th to 15th March) will be able to see the latest...

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2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom by Project Kahn 2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom by Project Kahn

Arriving in the Project Kahn Rolls Royce Phantom at the Oscars or at a casino in Monte Carlo would ensure everyone will know someone special is about make a grand entrance; this ‘Pearl White’ beauty has a richness befitting a car of this exclusive nature. The foremost features of the Rolls Royce Phantom are exquisite to say the least. The wheel has been designed to take the original centre cap and has a meticulous diamond polish in each spoke: Our new 9.5 X 22” Kahn Silver Mist Rolls Royce...

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2009 Lexus RX 350 Launched - (Australia) 2009 Lexus RX 350 Launched - (Australia)

Lexus has launched its first all-new RX model to the Australian public since 2003. Available from March, 2009, the all-new RX will debut a number of new features and innovative thinking for the RX in keeping with Lexus' constant pursuit of perfection mantra. From its exterior design, to interior features, the all-new RX has been designed with efficiency, safety and comfort top of mind. The exterior design delivers a very low 0.33 coefficient of drag that, when combined with the...

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Lexus F-Sport Performance for GS, IS C and IS AWD Models Lexus F-Sport Performance for GS, IS C and IS AWD Models

Lexus today announced that it will expand its popular F-Sport Performance Accessories line. The luxury manufacturer launched its signature line of sport performance parts last spring with accessories for the IS 350 and IS 250 entry luxury sport sedans. The line will soon include F-Sport parts for the current generation GS luxury sport sedan, IS all-wheel drive (AWD), and the all-new IS C convertible coupe models. F-Sport equipped versions of the GS, IS and IS C will be on display at the Chicago...

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2010 Kia Forte Debut 2010 Kia Forte Debut

On the heels of announcing the widely acclaimed, all-new Kia Soul, Kia Motors America (KMA) today introduced the all-new 2010 Kia Forte (pronounced for-tay) compact sedan at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show. Forte blends Kia’s exciting new design direction under the tutelage of Peter Schreyer, Kia Motors’ chief design officer, with a multitude of standard features. The 2010 Kia Forte will go on sale in North America in late spring or early summer of 2009. “Kia Motors’ product line is rapidly...

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2009 Nissan GT-R by KW 2009 Nissan GT-R by KW

With the Nissan GT-R, the running gear manufacturer KW has found an ideal platform for its products. Together with the Japanese importer Hashimoto, the German company refines the Japanese sports car with Clubsport coilovers even before the car is introduced to the European market. And KW brought another 5 refiners into the boat. For the Nissan GT-R, this co-operation between KW and Hashimoto offers a package for the race course which is also suitable for normal use on the roads. But, the...

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Kia MPV Concept Car Kia MPV Concept Car

The star of Kia’s display at the 2009 Salon de l’Automobile in Geneva at the beginning of March will redefine the mini MPV segment bringing style and cool to what is currently a bland segment of the new car market. Due to be unveiled to the world’s press on Tuesday March 3 the concept of a forthcoming all-new model from Kia will feature a dramatic glass-roof treatment and will provide astounding spaciousness in a compact package.

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2009 Kia Cerato Details - (Australia) 2009 Kia Cerato Details - (Australia)

Modern and dynamic styling under the guidance of world-renowned Kia global design chief Peter Schreyer, class-leading power, class-leading 4.5 stars Green Vehicle rating, six airbags standard in every model, iPod® compatible audio system, European-standard ride and handling, 5-year/unlimited kilometre warranty for private buyers, great value and a low entry price - the all-new Kia Cerato has it all. Many commentators believe that, more than ever, new car buyers want vehicles that reflect...

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JJAD P1-E Sports Car by Former McLaren Designer Jim Dowle JJAD P1-E Sports Car by Former McLaren Designer Jim Dowle

Former McLaren designer Jim Dowle (JJAD) first announced details of his eye-catching P1 sports car back in February of last year. The response was universally positive and the subsequent progress has been both rapid and dramatic – in particular, a switch to electric power means the P1-E is destined to be one of the world’s first purpose-built electric sports cars. With stunning acceleration (0-60mph in 2.9 secs), practical range (230 miles), low weight (1,055kg) and a price around £55,000, this...

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2009 Kia cee'd Idle Stop & Go Models Offer Fuel Savings 2009 Kia cee'd Idle Stop & Go Models Offer Fuel Savings

Kia Motors Corporation has announced that full scale production of the six new Kia cee'd ISG (Idle Stop & Go) models, which offer up to 15% fuel savings in city driving, is now underway at its facility in Zilina (Slovakia), with deliveries to customers across Europe scheduled to begin during the next two months. Made in Europe, the C-segment cee'd ISG cars are the first Kia production models to benefit from the Korean Corporation's continuing and massive investment in eco-friendly...

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2009 Lexus IS 220d Revised 2009 Lexus IS 220d Revised

Lexus moves into new territory this winter with revisions to the IS 220d that bring a substantial reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, leading to even more significant cost of ownership savings. In bringing the CO2 figure down from 163 to 148g/km, the IS 220d enjoys a more advantageous position in terms of Benefit-in-Kind company car tax rates and the allowance companies can write down against Corporation Tax. The new BIK rate is 20 per cent and for the 2009/10 tax year the reduced CO2...

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2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Stormer Edition - (UK) 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Stormer Edition - (UK)

As the official vehicle sponsor, Land Rover will be showcasing the new Range Rover Sport 'Stormer Edition' together with the latest line-up of vehicles at The London International Boat Show this week. The 'Stormer Edition' is based on the entry-level Range Rover Sport TDV6 'S' but comes with additional features including 20 inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, tail-mounted rear spoiler, deep sculptured front and rear bumpers, integrated rectangular exhaust pipes, body-coloured lower body side...

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2009 Lincoln MKS with 3.5L EcoBoost Engine 2009 Lincoln MKS with 3.5L EcoBoost Engine

Launched last summer, the Lincoln MKS upholds the luxury and comfort standards unique to Lincoln. Now, with the addition of all-new EcoBoost engines, the Lincoln MKS also will deliver a compelling combination of V-8 power and V-6 fuel economy. The Lincoln MKS is among the first Ford Motor Company vehicle to introduce a premium twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine for the 2010 model year and is expected to deliver best-in-class highway fuel economy of 25 mpg. By 2013, more than 90...

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2009 Jaguar XFR, the Fastest Jaguar Ever 2009 Jaguar XFR, the Fastest Jaguar Ever

Jaguar today announces that during a secret speed trial at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, an XFR prototype recorded a stunning top speed of 225.675mph (363.188km/h), making it the fastest Jaguar ever. The car – powered by the all-new AJ-V8 Gen III engine – beat Jaguar's previous speed record of 217.1mph (349.4 km/h) set in the XJ220 in 1992.* Paul Gentilozzi – the owner of Rocketsports Racing who successfully led the Jaguar XKR to five series victories between 2001 and 2006 in...

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Lincoln C Concept Car Lincoln C Concept Car

Lincoln is breaking new ground with the Lincoln C concept, a new big idea for a small luxury car. Designed with today’s upscale, urban consumer in mind, the Lincoln C concept brings the presence and elegance of a large Lincoln to a smaller, more efficient C-sized car. “Modern luxury buyers who live and work in large, urban areas want to play their part in helping the environment by moving to a smaller vehicle, but they still want to enjoy the luxuries of life,” said Peter Horbury,...

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2010 Jaguar XKR Unveiled 2010 Jaguar XKR Unveiled

The new generation of XK and XKR coupe and convertibles, with all-new V8 engines, deliver more power and performance with greater efficiency for 2010 Model Year. With interior enhancements, advanced lightweight aluminum body structure and a wider range of models, plus the new luxurious 'Portfolio' model, the new XK and XKR build on 60 years of legendary performance to deliver the best of everything Jaguar. The all-new AJ-V8 Gen III direct-injection engines are the most advanced and efficient...

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Exclusive 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640 and Gallardo LP 560-4 Exclusive 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640 and Gallardo LP 560-4

Alongside the new Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder, Lamborghini will present two exclusive, highly individualized super sports cars at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. With a unique, matt-luster paint finish in matt blue and all available special equipment options, this Murciélago LP 640 and Gallardo LP 560-4 demonstrate the virtually limitless possibilities and expert craftsmanship presented through the Ad Personam individualization program by the specialists in Sant’Agata Bolognese.

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Johnson Controls re3 Hybrid Concept Car Johnson Controls re3 Hybrid Concept Car

The re3 Concept From Johnson Controls Brings Together Innovative Engineering, Sustainable Solutions and Value-Added Amenities - All in a Small Car Environment For Johnson Controls, a major goal is finding new opportunities to help its customers succeed by creating "smart" environments. In terms of vehicles, this means creating products that bring value today -- reducing weight, optimizing cost and providing sustainable solutions that generate consumer appeal. With the debut of its...

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2010 Jaguar XF and XFR 2010 Jaguar XF and XFR

Contemporary, individual and beautifully crafted, the XF has the soul of a sports car, the style and sophistication of a luxury four-door saloon and the visual excitement of coupe. Delivering high performance, excellent refinement and outstanding dynamic ability, the XF is true to Jaguar’s philosophy of creating beautiful, fast cars.

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Kia Soulster Concept Car Kia Soulster Concept Car

Bringing a sunny beach feeling into Cobo Center on a cold day in January, Kia Motors America (KMA) arrives at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit with the Kia Soulster open-air concept, a variation of the highly anticipated Soul, arriving at Kia Motors retailers this spring. With young buyers’ budgets in mind, the Soulster is an efficient front-drive car based on the production model Soul, recently introduced at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. “Kia Soulster delivers...

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2010 Lexus HS 250h Debut 2010 Lexus HS 250h Debut

Lexus today revealed the 2010 HS 250h, the world’s first dedicated luxury hybrid vehicle, at the North American International Auto Show. The HS 250h will be Lexus’ fourth hybrid and the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its lineup. It also will be the first Lexus to utilize carbon-neutral Ecological Plastic materials in a new futuristic cockpit and interior design. A welcomed addition to Lexus’ entry-luxury sedan lineup, the Lexus HS 250h fits nicely between the IS luxury sport sedan and the ES...

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2009 Rolls Royce Phantom DHC by Project Kahn 2009 Rolls Royce Phantom DHC by Project Kahn

And just as we've all got used to the idea of the modern Rolls Royce, Project Kahn launch a new two-door version, exclusively designed to make the most stylish impact of them all. Ever the aristocrats of the road, Project Kahn have infused a level of bespoke authenticity to the luxurious phantom Coupe that will bring back memories of the time honoured Rolls Royce tradition while providing up to date European styling keeping with the Rolls Royce ethos. Arriving in the Project Kahn Phantom...

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2009 Jaguar XF Diesel S Details 2009 Jaguar XF Diesel S Details

"The new XF V6 Diesel S – combining superb performance and excellent fuel economy – sets the pace with acceleration from 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds, a maximum speed of 155mph, yet delivers an average fuel consumption of 42mpg and CO2 emissions of 179g/km: Truly the best of both worlds!" Mike O'Driscoll, Managing Director, Jaguar Cars

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2009 Kia Soul Concept Car Teaser 2009 Kia Soul Concept Car Teaser

Kia Motors will unveil a new take on the Soul at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January. The all-new concept based on the recently revealed and eagerly anticipated Soul urban crossover passenger car is more than just a re-packaging treatment, as it will demonstrate the flexibility of the original Soul design first shown at the 2006 NAIAS. Soul is due to go on sale in the UK from March 1 2009. Full range details, specification and prices are yet to...

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2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport - (Australia) 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport - (Australia)

Continued enhancement and refinement best describes the changes for the Range Rover Sport 09MY. These include a refreshed exterior trim, new wheel designs and improvements to the interior craftsmanship enhancing the premium feel. The exterior enhancements are focused around the refreshed rear end details, which include body colour finish to the tailgate trim, revised tread mat (on upper surface of rear bumper), the addition of clear-lens rear lights and clear lens side indicators. The...

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2009 Land Rover Discovery 3 - (Australia) 2009 Land Rover Discovery 3 - (Australia)

Discovery 3 has established a strong position as a premium, luxury, all-purpose vehicle since its launch, with an off-road pedigree which is unrivalled. The 2009 Land Rover Discovery 3 continues this theme with incorporation of eye-catching exterior revisions, new interior trims and specification upgrades. The pure and clean exterior design of the Discovery 3 has been refined with a re-profiled front bumper which is now body coloured on all models, as well as a revised rear bumper and wheel...

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2009 Land Rover Range Rover Vogue Autobiography - (Australia) 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Vogue Autobiography - (Australia)

With the introduction of Range Rover Vogue Autobiography the world's most complete Luxury SUV is now even better. Autobiography offers even higher levels of luxury and refinement, combined with the ability to personalise your Range Rover Vogue to suit your own sense of taste and style. The first impact when opening the door on an Autobiography will be the smell of leather. Land Rover has never offered a Range Rover Vogue with this amount, or quality, of leather. The facia, doors, seats and...

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20th Lamborghini Reventon Delivered 20th Lamborghini Reventon Delivered

A super sports car, yet one that defies comparison – the Lamborghini Reventon is both an ultimate driving machine and limited work of art – with a total of only 20 built and a price of one million Euro (excl. tax), every Reventon is highly exclusive and virtually unique. The Reventon bearing the number 20/20 has now been delivered to its proud owner – thus completing the series.

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2009 Jaguar XJ Revised 2009 Jaguar XJ Revised

Jaguar has revised the line-up of the award-winning XJ, offering customers even better value-for-money with a host of additional features now offered at no extra cost. UK Managing Director, Geoff Cousins, said: "The latest Jaguar XJ already benefits from stronger exterior styling for a more assertive and sporting appearance, significant improvements to the interior, and the latest intuitive in-car technology. "Recent improvements to the interior include an all-new seat design...

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2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class by Kahn 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class by Kahn

The stunning Kahn RSL 9 X 21 matte black (front) and 10.5 X 21 (rear) wheels - tempered with a delicate red stripe; bestows an air of serene detachment toward the Mercedes S Class. As part of a unique agreement with German tuning legends Lorinser; Project Kahn will also provide the intricate detail and full bespoke leather interior for the Mercedes S Class. The German based company will provide body styling parts. Marcus Lorinser believes Afzal Kahn has surpassed his company's...

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2009 Lamborghini Murcielago SV 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago SV

Reports from Italy are that Lamborghini will release a final extra fast variant of the Murcielago at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009 as a fitting goodbye to the eight year old supercar before it is replaced with an all new car, towards the end of 2010.

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Review: 2008 Kia Rondo7 LX, A Weekend with my Family Review: 2008 Kia Rondo7 LX, A Weekend with my Family

We were lucky enough to get a second go in the Rondo7, Kia’s affordable and popular people mover. Kia has always been popular in the MPV segment, over six years ago Kia introduced the Carnival, an 8 seater people mover sub $30K. And nowadays Kia has surprised us again introducing a 7 seater people mover sub $25K, yes under $25,000 for the entry level model. This means for families with more than the average 2.2 kids who want more passenger room don’t have to settle for second best and buy used,...

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2009 Volkswagen Scirocco by JE DESIGN 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco by JE DESIGN

The JE DESIGN engineers once again confirm that they are the fastest of their kind. The VW tuning experts from Leingarten near Heilbronn can already deliver an entire sport program for the new VW Scirocco which has only been introduced a few weeks ago. This program can be ordered from free accessory dealers. Whenever somebody is looking for an individual, sportive appearance, he is literally unable to avoid ordering a suitable body kit from JE DESIGN who deliver the suitable components in...

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2010 Jaguar XJ, a new beginning. 2010 Jaguar XJ, a new beginning.

Since its launch in 1968 the Jaguar XJ has always had a traditional 3 box sedan design. However with the next generation model, due in 2010, the big Jaguar will undergo its biggest design shift in 30 years.

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2009 Land Rover Defender 110 SVX Arrives - (Australia) 2009 Land Rover Defender 110 SVX Arrives - (Australia)

The most unique version of one of the world's most iconic vehicles has just gone on sale in Australia. The Land Rover Defender 60th Anniversary SVX Limited Edition boasts distinctive exterior design and interior features, making it the most sort after and stylish Defender ever produced. Only 82 individually numbered Defender SVX's will be sold in Australia, out of a total worldwide production of just 1,800 units, making the SVX a very rare and collectable version of Land Rover's most iconic...

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2010 Kia Borrego FCEV 2010 Kia Borrego FCEV

Kia Motors Corporation’s (KMC) Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) program takes a major technological step forward today with the global unveiling of the all-new Kia Borrego FCEV at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. Numerous innovations including a higher output 154 horsepower fuel cell and a new 450-volts Supercapacitor give the Borrego FCEV higher performance, a greatly extended driving range and cold-weather starting capability to operate in sub-zero temperatures.

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2010 Kia Soul In Detail 2010 Kia Soul In Detail

Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the North American debut of the all-new and highly anticipated Soul passenger vehicle at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. Designed in Southern California, the Soul is the newest product offering to join the company’s ever-expanding line-up, following the introduction of the all-new Borrego midsize SUV earlier this year. Soul’s bold and edgy design is indicative of the new Kia design theme, with more package and styling combinations than any previous Kia...

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2010 Lincoln MKZ Premiered - (USA) 2010 Lincoln MKZ Premiered - (USA)

Customers who have come to equate Lincoln with elegant, modern design, unparalleled comfort, unrivaled features and top quality have still more reason to favor the brand: the new 2010 Lincoln MKZ mid-size sedan. “The new MKZ improves on the success of the current vehicle with Lincoln’s new signature look, appointments that amplify and expand the Lincoln portfolio and a faster, more refined powertrain,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s president of The Americas. New for 2010, the MKZ features a...

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2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560 4 Spyder 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560 4 Spyder

With the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder, Lamborghini has created a driving experience like absolutely no other – fascinating design, breathtaking performance and extreme handling characteristics come together with all the sensual intensity and open-air pleasure that only a soft top super sports car can deliver. An even more powerful engine, permanent all-wheel drive and an all-new chassis mean that the Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder offers yet another significant increase in performance...

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Lexus Previews 2009 RX 350 and RX 450h Lexus Previews 2009 RX 350 and RX 450h

Lexus has today unveiled the next-generation of its RX SUV models at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The new models are the double overhead cam (DOHC) V6 RX 350 and a hybrid RX 450h. The two models have been redesigned and restyled. Both models will go on sale in Australia -RX 350 will be available in the first quarter of 2009 and RX 450h mid-year. The RX range has been fitted with redesigned engines and suspension, and features significant safety improvements.

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2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS by JE DESIGN 2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS by JE DESIGN

The tuning forgery JE DESIGN has been known as one of the leading refiners for the brand Seat. Gradually, the program has been extended for large SUV from the Volkswagen group. And therefore, it is only logical that they now also developed an extensive program for the Porsche Cayenne GTS, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. The JE DESIGN styling program for the current Porsche Cayenne models includes a front- and rear skirt extension made of ABS, a material known from...

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2009 Subaru Impreza STI Type 20 by Litchfield 2009 Subaru Impreza STI Type 20 by Litchfield

Subaru specialists Litchfield has taken the wraps off the fastest 2.0litre Subaru they have ever produced. Built to celebrate Litchfield’s move to new larger premises, the new Subaru Impreza STI Type-20 will be built to order for those customers wanting the world’s hottest hatch. Litchfield has been at the forefront of Subaru development for many years and the latest 2008 Impreza STI model is no exception. The original MY08 Type-20 “Concept” was unveiled at the prestigious Autosport show...

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2009 Jeep J8 Production Begins 2009 Jeep J8 Production Begins

Chrysler LLC and the Arab American Vehicles Company (AAV) today officially announced the manufacturing launch of the Jeep J8 multipurpose vehicle at AAV's Cairo assembly plant. "We're pleased to recognise this important milestone and the role of both Chrysler and the Arab Organisation for Industrialisation," said Hussein Mustafa Mohamed, Chairman, Arab American Vehicles Co. "The launch of the incredibly versatile Jeep J8 and the anticipated demand for its export is an...

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2009 Lexus IS Range - (UK) 2009 Lexus IS Range - (UK)

It’s reasonable to expect that when you are given more, you will have to pay more. But that logic simply does not apply where the new 2009 Lexus IS is concerned. Lexus has given its stylish sports saloon sharper looks inside and out, added extra equipment features and made detail adjustments to provide even better handling, while at the same time cutting prices – by more than £1,000 on some models.

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2009 Jeep Patriot S Limited - (UK) 2009 Jeep Patriot S Limited - (UK)

Adding a touch of class and luxury to a car that has already won numerous accolades the Jeep Patriot S-Limited is the latest offering from the Jeep brand. Available with a 2.4-litre petrol engine, this special edition model boasts a series of exterior and interior improvements, including chrome grille surrounds, body colored door handles and mirrors, rear parking sensor plus a special S-Limited badge and front and rear under-ride body-kit, all of which ensure it is a worthy addition to the...

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Lexus IS-F Full Details Lexus IS-F Full Details

For 30 years, Yukihiko Yaguchi has been a man on a mission - to build a vehicle he would want to drive, love to own and would stir the emotions of all that experienced it. The result of this ambition is the IS F: a vehicle that delivers exceptional performance and handling, is engineered to inspire and yet holds true to the Lexus values of being built to the highest levels of fit and finish. Yaguchi is an enthusiast, a performance hard-case who loves to drive fine, responsive equipment....

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The Lexus IS-F is Fast - (Australia) The Lexus IS-F is Fast - (Australia)

Almost 20 years after the introduction of its first luxury vehicle in Australia , Lexus has launched its first dedicated performance vehicle - the IS F. IS F is the result of the efforts of one man, Yukihiko Yaguchi, the Chief Engineer for IS F; whose determination to produce a dedicated Lexus performance vehicle assured the project went from concept to reality. Based on the popular IS platform, the IS F underwent an extensive re-engineering and development program befitting a vehicle...

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Review: 2008 Kia Sorento 2.5L Turbo Diesel, A Soft Roader Capable of Off Roading Review: 2008 Kia Sorento 2.5L Turbo Diesel, A Soft Roader Capable of Off Roading

We’ve just spent a week driving Kia’s Sorento medium sized 4x4 powered by a new 2.5L Turbo Diesel engine. But before we tell you about the soft leather seats in the luxury trimmed EX-L model, let’s see where this vehicle fits into the Australian automotive landscape. As Australian buyers continue to move away from the traditional large sedan, more of us are attracted to the all round talents of a 4WD, or Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) as they are often referred as. So much that in motoring...

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2009 SsangYong Rexton R-Line by Kahn 2009 SsangYong Rexton R-Line by Kahn

The customised version of the Rexton, shown on the SsangYong stand at this year’s British International Motor Show, is now an additional model in the SsangYong range, priced at £29,995 on-the-road. The SsangYong Rexton R-Line was so enthusiastically received by visitors to the SsangYong motor show stand, that distributors Koelliker UK, had no hesitation in adding it to the range. Differing only in detail from the show car, the Rexton R-Line is the work of celebrated designer Afzal Kahn,...

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2009 SsangYong Rexton R Line by Kahn - (Global) 2009 SsangYong Rexton R Line by Kahn - (Global)

Kahn has released an upgrade package for the SsangYong Rexton R-Line. Kahn have chosen to upgrade the car by adding seats with a high grade leather, climate control, electronic stability program with roll over protection, hill descent control, ABS, park distance controls, cruise control, auto-on lights, auto-on wipers, side air-bags, electrically folding door mirrors and heated seats. Also upgraded are the rims, which are replaced by Kahn designed 22" rims that come with a lowered...

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Taking Lamborghini Back to their Grass Roots Taking Lamborghini Back to their Grass Roots

30th October 2008 commemorates 45 years of Lamborghini’s sportscar production; most publications would get themselves a Lamborghini sportscar and take to for a spin. Not us, we decided to take a look (drive rather) down memory lane of where it all began. Ferruccio Lamborghini was a mechanical engineer by trade and worked for the Italian army during World War II. Upon his return to Italy Ferruccio started his own business manufacturing tractors and other farming equipment in a small town...

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2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class by Lorinser - (Global) 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class by Lorinser - (Global)

Hot camshafts? In the age of chip tuning, that sounds like a relic of the Eighties. Incorrectly, as there is not much extra power to be gained electronically from a naturally aspirated engine. Mechanical measures continue to be the first choice there, and more effective than ever before in combination with an adjustment of the engine management. One particularly successful example is the C 350 Limousine from Sportservice Lorinser, an almost irresistible temptation for everyone with petrol in...

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2009 KTM X-Bow Race - (Global) 2009 KTM X-Bow Race - (Global)

During the autumn of 2005, KTM CEO Stefan Pierer and Gerald Kiska, CEO and founder of the KISKA design studio, met for a routine meeting in Salzburg. The result was the beginnings of a visionary, seminal automobile project. Against the background of the worrying state of the European motorcycle market – fewer drivers held a motorcycle licence compared to earlier years – were the brightening prospects of a widening window of opportunity appearing in the market for ‘pure’ sportscars. ...

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Lamborghini Turns 45 - To Celebrate, Will They Unveil a Murcilelago SV? Lamborghini Turns 45 - To Celebrate, Will They Unveil a Murcilelago SV?

This coming Thursday, 30th October 2008, commemorates 45 years since the first Lamborghini sports car. Does Lamborghini have a Limited Edition planned? To celebrate PressPortal will drive their very first Lamborghini… stay tuned. Most of us know the interesting story of how Ferruccio Lamborghini started building sportscars, but for those that don’t here’s a snap shot. Ferruccio Lamborghini was a mechanical engineer by trade and worked for the Italian army during World War II. Upon his...

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2009 Ford Focus ST by Loder1899 - (Global) 2009 Ford Focus ST by Loder1899 - (Global)

Loder1899 have just released their version of the Ford Focus ST. The model recieves a performance boost by 45hp with the helf of a re-tuned engine management system, air intake and stainless a stainless steel sports exhaust. A styling package also comes with the model which includes a diffuser, front spoiler and side skirts.

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2009 Opel Corsa D by Lexmaul - (Global) 2009 Opel Corsa D by Lexmaul - (Global)

The Opel Corsa has had a facelift from the tuners over at Lexmaul. Lexmaul dub the new car to be the Opel Corsa D which gets fitted with an updated body kit, rear spoiler and diffuser. The Corsa D is also available with a wide range of rims with sizes varying from 16" to 19". Pricing is yet to be announced.

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2009 Lexus RX to be unveiled at LA Show - (Global) 2009 Lexus RX to be unveiled at LA Show - (Global)

Lexus has confirmed that the next generation RX SUV will be unveiled on the 19th November at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. Spy images of the upcoming new RX photographed in the past months at locations including the legendary Nurburgring racetrack show an evolutionary design change. Lexus also hinted at the RX’s new look with the LF-Xh concept shown earlier this year.

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2009 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo - (Global) 2009 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo - (Global)

Automobili Lamborghini has today announced The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo – the world’s fastest one-make series. The series will debut in May 2009, and feature Lamborghini’s Super Trofeo: a lightweight version of the Gallardo LP 560-4 super sports car launched earlier this year. The Super Trofeo will come with a reworked chassis, significantly reduced weight of only 1300 kg, and power output of 419 kW (570 hp) from its V10, ‘Iniezione Diretta Stratificata’ engine. Lamborghini has a...

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia - (Italy) Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia - (Italy)

A private ceremony was held today at the Viminale Palace where Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. donated a police version of the company’s newest super sports car, Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia, to the head of the Italian State Police, Prefect Antonio Manganelli. The new Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia, which replaces the previous Gallardo in use by the Italian police force since 2004 has a 560 horsepower engine that can reach speeds of up to 203 mph. The car will begin service with the Lazio Highway...

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2010 Lamborghini Jota, the Murcielago Replacement - (Global) 2010 Lamborghini Jota, the Murcielago Replacement - (Global)

Lamborghini is currently undergoing testing for the replacement to the Murcielago supercar which launched back in 2001. In 2006 the Murcielago had an extensive update with the LP640. According to insiders at Lamborghini, next years replacement supercar will wear the badge ‘Jota’. Jota is the Spanish name of J, the tenth letter of the Spanish alphabet. The Jota is expected to be wider, but lighter and of course faster than the Murcielago LP640 that it will replace. The engine for the Jota is...

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New Baby Lexus Small Car - (Global) New Baby Lexus Small Car - (Global)

Lexus has confirmed they are planning on rivaling the other prestigious car brands in the small premium car segment. Currently the smallest vehicle in the Lexus range is the medium sized IS250 which is steadily increasing in sales and enters the market at $54,490 for the 2.5 Litre manual variant. The IS250 overtook the BMW 3 Series in the the month of September 2008 reaching 361 units compared with 305 units, which made it the second best selling medium prestige model behind the Mercedes-Benz...

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Review: 2008 Lotus Elise SC - Red Cars do go Faster Review: 2008 Lotus Elise SC - Red Cars do go Faster

After watching all the cars at the Rob Roy Hill Climb do a few runs and viewing a number of spills, we decided to take the Lotus Elise for a spin around the spectacular roads of King Lake, in the outer hills of Melbourne. Lotus kindly supplied us with the Elise Supercharged variant in the colour red, and it’s true… Red cars do go faster, much faster. I like to think of the racetrack like my mother, I only want to introduce her to serious girlfriends. The Elise coincidently is a female...

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New 2009 Lexus IS F - (Global) New 2009 Lexus IS F - (Global)

Lexus will launch its first dedicated performance model with a price that confirms its market aspirations. Lexus IS F will come to market with a recommended retail price of $129,000* - significantly beneath its three major rivals.

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2009 SEAT Ibiza SC JE DESIGN - (Global) 2009 SEAT Ibiza SC JE DESIGN - (Global)

Just as JE DESIGN put the finishing touches on the new Seat Ibiza 5-door right after its premier, the tuning specialist once again proves itself to be one of the fastest in the business with the new 3-door Seat Ibiza SportsCoupe, which just came onto the market. The 3-door, like the 5-door, has its own program.

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