Archive | October, 2011
Kia Optima Basketball

Happy Halloween: 2012 Kia Optima dresses up as a basketball

Well, it’s not really for Halloween but for the 2011 SEMA Show, the 2012 Kia Optima rolled into Las Vegas dressed up like a basketball. Known as the ‘Slam Dunk’ Blake Griffin Kia Optima Hybrid, the model was created by West Coast Customs and takes the Korean brand’s partnership with Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake […]

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Report: Saab 9-3 sketch leaked

Swedish website, SVD Naringsliv, seems to have sourced a sketch of the new Saab 9-3. What we have going on here is a bit of current 9-5 at the front, some old 99 towards the rear quarter panel and there is a teensy bit of Exige/Cayman going on at the back. In all, if this […]

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Lotus recalls Elise, Exige sports cars for oil cooler line issues

All Lotuses manufactured between June 1, 2004 and November 30, 2006, despite their Toyota powerplants, seem to be having some very British reliability issues. After reports of smoking and in one case, a fire, Lotus is recalling Elises and Exiges from that time frame to replace a faulty oil cooler line. The line is prone […]

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Lincoln MKC Concept Top Story

Report: Lincoln shelves plans to do a small car, working on 425-hp V6 EcoBoost

Over a year and a half ago, Ford voiced interest in producing a widespread luxury lineup: a Lincoln to rival Mercedes, Audi and BMW; two independent sources inside Ford have leaked less niche-happy intentions. Lincoln now seems interested in putting out a line up similar to BMW in, say, 2005/2006: there will be one or […]

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Nissan NV200 Taxi

Nissan shows off interior design for NV200 NYC Taxi, offers USB charging access for passengers

Nissan today previewed its interior design planned for the new NV200 Taxi, which was selected by New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) as the exclusive taxi of New York City starting late 2013. The design was shown to a host of New York City officials including Taxi & Limousine Commissioner David Yassky “The NV200 […]

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Report: Production Volkswagen XL1 confirmed for 2013

Volkswagen has plans to build a range of plug-in hybrids in 2013. A cornerstone of that program will be the XL1 Concept, which made its debut at the 2011 Qatar Motor Show earlier this year. According to Volkswagen AG Chairman, production plans for the XL1 two-seater are proceeding. “We will start small series production by […]

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Toyota FT-86 / Scion FR-S specs leaked via training manual

Last week, we saw leaked images of a tricked out Toyota FT-86 thanks to a leaked brochure of the company’s in-house tuning arm Modellista. Over the weekend, another brochure was leaked showing the production version of the Toyota FT-86. We now have another leak – a training manual that gives us more information on the […]

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Honda to cuts U.S. output after supply disruptions from Thailand, 2012 CR-V to be delayed

Honda announced today that it will reduce its output in the United States over the next few weeks because of fresh supply shortages caused by flooding in Thailand “As the flooding in Thailand continues, a number of Honda suppliers in Asia currently are unable to maintain parts production, which is disrupting the flow of parts to […]

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Elon Musk: Tesla Model S sedan sold out for 2012, company to turn profit in 2013

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said in an interview with Bloomberg that the company has sold out next year’s production of the new Model S electric sedan and that the company should earn a profit in 2013. Musk said that the company has orders of more than 6,500 units of the Model S to be built […]

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Ferrari 458 Spider

Top 10 things you need to know about the 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider

Today we’re launching another new segment on egmCarTech called Top 10 things you need to know about… a certain car. The list will give you a breakdown of the ten most important things you need to know about a respective vehicle. We’re launching the segment today with the new 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider. Here we […]

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