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2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible offers 3.6 litre V6 with 335 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque

Camaro

BERLIN: The 2016 Camaro’s design is relatively similar to that of the outgoing fifth-generation car; it is little surprise that it looks quite good in drop-top guise. One key point of difference between the upcoming Camaro Convertible and the outgoing car however, will be the new models’ dramatic weight reduction. As a reminder, the 2016 Camaro coupe weighs about 100 ... Read More »

Nissan recalls 12,444 vehicles in Malaysia over faulty Takata airbag inflators

Nissan

Tokyo: Nissan is recalling 12,444 vehicles in Malaysia over potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators affecting its models here. It said in a statement yesterday, the recall would involve 12,420 units of X-Trail (completely knocked down) (2002-2007), 20 units of Liberty (complete built unit) (2003) and 4 units of Teana (completely built unit) (2004) vehicle models, which are affected by potentially ... Read More »

Honda’s Acura NSX would directly rival Porsche Cayman and Alfa Romeo 4C

Acura NSX Reveal at 2015 NAIAS

TOKYO: Honda is reportedly working on a smaller version of the NSX to pretty much replace the late S2000 roadster. Insiders told The Detroit Bureau that the “Baby Acura NSX” would directly rival the Porsche Cayman and Alfa Romeo 4C when it goes on sale in about three years. While no specifics were provided, it would be safe to expect ... Read More »

Alfa Romeo to use name “Giulia” for its upcoming car

Alfa Romeo

LONDON: Leaked photos of Alfa Romeo Giulia showcasing the exterior and side profile as well as a few renderings of the interior leaked earlier today. Not only do these photos confirm that indeed Alfa Romeo will use the name “Giulia” but they will offer some sort of performance package as the photo clearly shows a performance edition of the sedan ... Read More »

Holden’s Insignia VXR to costs $51,990 plus on-roads

Holden

SYDNEY: For now, Holden has elected to only import the flagship model, the Insignia VXR, which costs $51,990 plus on-roads. That makes it as much as some of the dearest Commodore models on sale today, but it’s worth noting the price is about $10,000 less than it was with an Opel badge. The Insignia is a former European Car of ... Read More »

Faulty airbags: Toyota, Nissan to recall over 3 million vehicles

toyota logo

TOKYO: Toyota and Nissan have announced to recall more than three million vehicles over deadly airbags. Toyota said it will call back an additional 2.86 million vehicles “equipped with certain front passenger airbag inflators” worldwide, while Nissan said it would recall 198,000 units. Smaller rival Japanese automaker Mitsubishi also said Thursday it would recall 120,000 vehicles. Faulty airbags made by ... Read More »

Honda’s Acura NSX would directly rival Porsche Cayman and Alfa Romeo 4C

Acura NSX Reveal at 2015 NAIAS

TOKYO: Honda is reportedly working on a smaller version of the NSX to pretty much replace the late S2000 roadster. Insiders told The Detroit Bureau that the “Baby Acura NSX” would directly rival the Porsche Cayman and Alfa Romeo 4C when it goes on sale in about three years. While no specifics were provided, it would be safe to expect ... Read More »

Toyota introduces new 174bhp 2.8-litre D-4D diesel engine to Land Cruiser range

Land Cruiser

TOKYO: Toyota has introduced a new 174bhp 2.8-litre D-4D diesel engine to the Land Cruiser range. Replacing the old 3.0-litre diesel, the new diesel motor is slightly down on power over the engine it replaces – but it’s more fuel-efficient. The 2.8-litre diesel produces 174bhp and 450Nm of torque when paired with the new six-speed automatic gearbox, which replaces the ... Read More »

Honda works on “Baby Acura NSX” to compete Porsche Cayman, Alfa Romeo 4C

Honda logo

TOKYO: Honda is reportedly working on a smaller version of the NSX to pretty much replace the late S2000 roadster. Insiders told The Detroit Bureau that the “Baby Acura NSX” would directly rival the Porsche Cayman and Alfa Romeo 4C when it goes on sale in about three years. While no specifics were provided, it would be safe to expect ... Read More »

Holden to import Insignia VXR, which costs $51,990 plus on-roads

Holden

SYDNEY: For now, Holden has elected to only import the flagship model, the Insignia VXR, which costs $51,990 plus on-roads. That makes it as much as some of the dearest Commodore models on sale today, but it’s worth noting the price is about $10,000 less than it was with an Opel badge. The Insignia is a former European Car of ... Read More »

Camry Hybrid comes with Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain

Camry

TOKYO: The Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) recently introduced new Camry Hybrid has received encouraging response from customers across the Indian market. Since its launch in May this year, the company has sold over 280 units in a matter of 50 days, compared to 720 units sold in 2014. The new Camry Hybrid has managed to get more than 730 customer ... Read More »

Fiat-Chrysler CEO plans to invest $6b to compete with BMW, Audi

Fiat Chrysler

BERLIN: Fiat-Chrysler CEO thinks big. In fact, he has just launched an ambitious $6 billion plan to compete with BMW and Audi in the luxury vehicle market. His plan is simple: transform Alfa Romeo into a true luxury brand. Initially, FCA will release three fresh vehicles by 2017: a new Giulia midsize sedan, a full-size luxury sedan that will be ... Read More »

Hyundai Santa Fe SR carries premium of AU$6,750 over previous flagship Santa Fe variant

Hyundai

SYDNEY: Hyundai Australia’s SUV range, the Santa Fe SR carries a premium of AU$6,750 (RM19, 467) over the previous flagship Santa Fe variant, the Highlander AWD. Based on the 2015 model year Santa Fe, the SR variant receives a set of aesthetic upgrades to help it project its sportier intentions. Goodies include a bodykit (comprised of a sportier front bumper ... Read More »

Toyota introduces new 174bhp 2.8-litre D-4D diesel engine to Land Cruiser range

Land Cruiser

TOKYO: Toyota has introduced a new 174bhp 2.8-litre D-4D diesel engine to the Land Cruiser range. Replacing the old 3.0-litre diesel, the new diesel motor is slightly down on power over the engine it replaces – but it’s more fuel-efficient. The 2.8-litre diesel produces 174bhp and 450Nm of torque when paired with the new six-speed automatic gearbox, which replaces the ... Read More »

Ducati new Scrambler variants are Classic and Full Throttle

Ducati

New Delhi: Ducati has introduced two more variants of its entry level motorcycle, the Scrambler as well as officially announced the commencement of sales in India. Ducati has officially been in India for nearly two months now. The brand now has two showrooms in India in Mumbai and Gurgaon with a third slated to open in Bengaluru by October 2015 ... Read More »

Jaguar latest technology allows cars to read driver’s mind, health and predict their actions

Jaguar

LONDON: Jaguar Land Rover will introduce technology that allows cars to read driver’s mind, health and predict their actions. They’re all elements of different projects that company has been trying to accelerate in order to make its cars much smarter and safer, the Verge has reported. Jaguar wants its cars to be able to tell if a person was paying ... Read More »

Tesla Motors’ slick Model S sedan will be affordable in price

Tesla

SYDNEY: Tesla Motors’ slick Model S sedan will be available in affordable price. Hot Wheels, the die-cast toymaker brand owned by Mattel, is producing a 1:64 scale model of Tesla’s luxury all-electric flagship vehicle at a suggested retail price of $1.09. That’s about 69,000 times cheaper than the full size version sold by Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors. The Model S ... Read More »

Mercedes executives confirms new larger GLE Coupe will go on sale next year

Mercedes

BERLIN: The 2016 Mercedes GLC unveiled here last week goes on sale in mid-November. It replaces the GLK. Mercedes executives confirmed that a coupe version of the GLC, similar in styling to the new larger GLE Coupe will go on sale next year. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of parent Daimler, announced the GLC will be offered as a plug-in hybrid, “for ... Read More »

In future electric cars might be able to park at street lights to charge up

Car

BERLIN: Automakers are working on technology that will enable electric cars to park at street lights to charge up. BMW’s MINI demonstrated this new technology, called the Light & Charge system, at the carmaker’s plant as part of Low Carbon Oxford Week. The street lights would provide efficient LED lighting and could be integrated at any location where there’s a ... Read More »

Renault discloses new concept known as Alpine Celebration

Alpine

PARIS: Renault discloses a new concept known as the Alpine Celebration, the new two-seater concept is, as the name implies, designed to mark the brand’s 60th anniversary. It has been three years since the brand unveiled its first new-age concept – the A110-50 – and Renault remains committed to re-launching the boutique sports car offshoot in the near future. Speaking ... Read More »