Geneva’s just about done wrapping up and now, we’re on the road to the next worldly automotive exposition and it takes place in New York.
To kick off some more teasers, Chevrolet just announced to be revealing the all-new Malibu at the Javits Center next month.
As usual, details are kept to a minimum, but the new Malibu rides on a new platform that’s 300lbs lighter than the outgoing model. Also being completely designed, the Malibu appears to take on a new look and profile that’s closer resembles a four-door coupe. You could almost even say it looks like a larger Chrysler 200.
GMC officially hopped onto their news wire to confirm the expansion of their lineup for the coming years.
Word came from GMC’s current sales and marketing vice president, Duncan Aldred, who said the expansion would most likely happen in the compact and midsize segments, since their full-size offerings are already well-catered for.
However, when asked about the rumor regarding GMC’s potential Jeep Wrangler competitor, Aldred kept his cards close.
For the run-down on GMC’s plans, check out the press release after the jump.
It seems Jeep and Chrysler are listening to the hail of their customers for a new Wrangler, complete with a Fiat-Chrysler’s latest 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 and the brand’s now ubiquitous use of ZF’s eight-speed auto.
Rumors were floating around for a bit in pieces, regarding a possible diesel addition as well as the use of ZF’s eight-speed. But this is the first rumor that surfaced suggesting the two would be mated together for the next-gen model.
This totally makes sense since this combo is also available in the Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel.
Either way, we hope it reigns to be true. The idea of a diesel Wrangler always sounded good since yesterday.
- By: Chris Chin
Ford’s F-Series lineup isn’t just about the legendary F150. It’s also about the serious heavy-duty rigs that have been powering the industrial automotive sector, all around the world, for decades. Like this new F-750, for instance.
And to celebrate its launch, Ford managed to deck out their all-new 2016 F-650/F-750 trucks complete in full Tonka-livery. It’s like being a child again, except it’s the real thing!
Anyone who’s pretty much played in a sandbox with Tonka toy trucks knows Ford has been behind some of these industrial rigs for years.
Mazda’s been doing well completely revitalizing their entire lineup. Though, some of their original plans haven’t really played out as intended, such as importing their diesel version to North America.
It seems they’ve been struggling to meet new emissions regulations for our shores with their current SKYACTIV-D engine because, well, they promised it to debut with the current generation Mazda6… But the 6 has been around for a couple years already, and we’re still waiting after several delays.
The same engine was potentially rumored to find its way into other cars like the Mazda3, as it is in Europe and Asia. Of course, there’s also the new CX-3. That too will come with Mazda’s SKYACTIV-D motor, but only for Japanese soil.
Still yearning for Mazda’s diesels? So are we…
- By: Chris Chin
One of the most highly-anticipated reveals of Geneva was the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and it’s finally here.
Sporting a bonkers 4.0L flat-six, tuned to produce 500hp and 338 lb-ft of torque, the GT3 RS is meant to be the most powerful naturally-aspirated model in the lineup.
It’s mated exclusively to Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch automatic, resulting in a 0-60 sprint in just 3.1 seconds while the quarter mile zooms by in just 11.2. The GT3 RS also laps the Nurburgring Nordschleife in just seven minutes and 20 seconds.
Volkswagen’s having a field day at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show this year. Recently, they revealed their new Passat Alltrack, which is basically a Passat Variant wagon with 4MOTION and more ground clearance.
Think of it as a Subaru Outback-ified Passat wagon. In addition to the extra height, there’s more exclusive bodywork such as underclad protection, extended wheel arches, side skirts, and other lower bumper sections for a more rugged appearance.
Koenigsegg finally revealed their all new “megacar.” Meet the Regera, complete with 1,500hp worth of plug-in hybrid.
Yup, you read correctly, Koenigsegg’s new baby is a plug-in hybrid, just like the LaFerrari, Porsche 918, and the McLaren P1.
Gas propulsion still comes thanks to a 5.0L twin-turbocharged V8, which is still lifted from the Agera. It’s then reworked to provide 1,100hp and then mated to some additional electric motors that provide an extra whopping 700hp. Total output should be around 1,500hp with the same amount of torque, leaving room for probable overboost functions.
Lamborghini spilled the beans with their latest reveal: the all-new Aventador SV.
Basically a more powerful and lighter variant to the Aventador, the 750-4 SV features 740hp and 509 lb-ft of twist from its massaged V12 for a 0-62 time of just 2.8 seconds while 124 mph takes only 8.6 seconds. And the top sprint? 217 mph of course.
The Aventador 750-4 SV also benefits from a loss of 110lbs, ringing in at just 3,362lbs at the curb. Additionally, the SV also gets an array of visual upgrades in addition to the mixture of performance upgrades. But those visual upgrades aren’t just for show on the outside because they can apparently provide the SV with 170 percent more downforce when at speed.
Volkswagen recently revealed their all-new Sport Coupe Concept GTE, which basically previews the next-generation CC.
Sporting a sleek and chisled new design, the new Sport Coupe Concept GTE promises some drop-dead good looks for the next CC. This should be no surprise because the CC has always been a very attractive vehicle.
The CC is expected to be built on VW’s latest MQB modular architecture, featuring a range of gas and diesel engines, but this specific concept gets a 3.0L turbocharged V6 hybrid model with a set of electric motors and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic. The output from the gas motor is 295hp and 369 lb-ft driving the front wheels. The additional motors consist of a small 54hp electric motor in the gearbox while another 114hp unit sits at the rear.