2014 Kia Optima LX 4dr Sedan

2014 Kia Optima Expert Review: New Car Test Drive

The following review is for a 2013 Model Year. There may be minor changes to current model you are looking at. Quiet and refined midsize sedan. Introduction The Kia Optima is a midsize sedan with a smooth, quiet ride and able driving dynamics. The 2013 Kia Optima competes with the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Mazda6, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata.  For 2013, Optima carries over largely unchanged, but new features have been added and Kia has consolidated the model lineup.  All 2013 Optima models get a revised Kia badge on the hood, trunk and steering wheel, as well as a new sliding front headrest. Last redesigned for the 2011 model year, Optima still looks contemporary. It’s sleek and muscular, without a jumble of distracting design elements.  Kia Optima LX and EX use a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 200 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. This engine is short on excitement, but it's fine for most drivers...

By AOL  Posted Saturday, September 28, 2013
2014 Mazda Mazda2 Sport 4dr Hatchback

2014 Mazda Mazda2 Expert Review: New Car Test Drive

The following review is for a 2013 Model Year. There may be minor changes to current model you are looking at. Zoomy little hatch. Introduction The Mazda2 is a five-seat hatchback, a front-wheel-drive subcompact with fresh, eye-catching style. Launched in the U.S. as a 2011 model, Mazda2 has been an award-winning car in Europe and Asia for some time now.  A soft wedge shape defines the Mazda2. It's bold and sporty with sculpted sides, body-colored door handles, a laid-back windshield, sloped hatch and a jaunty little spoiler on the Touring model. There's a big grinning front grille and an attractive hood, fenders, headlamps, bumper, air intakes and 15-inch wheels.  New for 2013 is a USB port for the Mazda2's standard audio system, the absence of which we bemoaned previously. Otherwise, the 2013 Mazda2 carries over unchanged from 2012.  The Mazda2 uses a proven 1.5-liter double-overhead-cam 16-valve four-cylind...

By AOL  Posted Sunday, September 29, 2013
2014 Jaguar XF I4 T 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan

2014 Jaguar XF Expert Review: New Car Test Drive

The following review is for a 2013 Model Year. There may be minor changes to current model you are looking at. All-wheel drive and new engines. Introduction The Jaguar XF is a solid, stylish sports sedan about the size of a BMW 5 Series. The Jaguar has elegant, flowing lines, more interesting than those of the BMW, and the XF has presence, that intangible quality that allows it to stand out in any line of similar luxury sport entries. Underway, the Jaguar XF is smooth, quiet, and comfortable. With a range of powerful engines, the XF delivers strong performance along with responsive handling. As with most sports sedans, the Jaguar XF uses rear-wheel drive for sporty handling and serious performance.  New for the 2013 Jaguar XF, however, is the option of all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive makes the 2013 Jaguar XF 3.0 AWD a compelling choice for driving over snow and ice.  The 2013 Jaguar XF lineup also features new eng...

By AOL  Posted Saturday, September 28, 2013
2013 Bugatti 16C Galibier

2013 Bugatti 16C Galibier

It seems that Bugatti is trying to gain another success after they launched the Veyron model. Although the car is considered as one of the most expensive cars in the world, the sales numbers was quite impressive and satisfying. The manufacturer is now preparing the new 2013 Bugatti 16C Galibier, another model which is hoped to reach the similar success as the Veyron. Galibier was first shown at Geneva Motor Show 2010. From the initial appearance, it seems that the car is getting positive reviews from both car critics and fans. The 2013 Bugatti 16C Galibier concept is combining luxury, performance, style, and speed. The four doors model car will be available the following year after 2012, where is designed to be the year for Veyron. Just like Veyron, the Galibier will be produced only in limited numbers for the exclusivity. The manufacturer will only produce about 300 models. It’ll be running on 16 cylinder of 8.0 liter twin engine compressor that is able to produce about 10...

  Posted Saturday, March 24, 2012
2013 Audi Rs5

First drive:2013 Audi RS5

"Mad" King Ludwig II of Bavaria was born on August 25, 1845 -- arguably a century or two too late. He so revered the absolute monarchs that preceded him -- France's "Sun King" Louis XVI, the romantic Viking and German kings featured in Richard Wagner's operas -- that he plunged his family into epic debt dotting Bavaria with fairytale castles and chateaux that were all way out of proportion to the modest power he wielded as a mere constitutional monarch. His obsession with these projects and utter lack of interest in issues of state ultimately led to his deposition on trumped-up grounds of mental instability, followed almost immediately by his mysterious death. But a tour of his architectural ode to absolute power seemed a fitting itinerary for shaking down Bavaria's latest powerhouse coupe, the Audi RS 5. First a bit about our hero (the car), which is going on sale in Germany presently, but isn't expected to arrive on our shores until fall 2012, as a 2013 model (unless perhaps a g...

By Frank Markus  Posted Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hyundai Jubilates 10 Years of Success In India

journey in India for 10 years. The company has created a flare with its glorious celebrations of its operations in the country. Thrilled with its achievement, the car manufacturer has proclaimed plentiful attractive schemes & promotions for all the existing and future consumers of Hyundai Motor India (HMIL). A transcontinental Delhi to Paris drive was flagged off to honor its successful journey in India. According to a HMIL spokesperson, “In a decade of its existence in India, Hyundai has successfully established itself as not only the leading car manufacturer and a leading brand in the automobile sector in India but also as a sensitive corporate in the society. Volume-oriented revenues clubbed with technological reliability and advanced designs have driven the company’s growth”. He also added that since its launch of Santro in India, the company has never looked back and has only created ripples in the domestic market with its stunning perform...

By FourAuto  Posted Saturday, March 26, 2011
2013 Smart fortwo

Review:2013 Smart fortwo

For 2013, the Smart ForTwo continues to be the smallest car on U.S. roads, at less than 9 feet long. For the first time, though, it has a close competitor, the Scion iQ. And the presence of a new minicar, almost as short and easy to park as the Smart, unfortunately brings the flaws of the aging ForTwo into stark relief, no matter if it's propelled by gasoline or by electric, as it is in the Electric Drive model. The styling of the 2013 ForTwo--whether basic Coupe or the Cabriolet with two removable roof panels for open-air motoring--is by now an icon. The swoosh line that surrounds the passenger compartment is distinctive, and it still attracts enormous attention, whether parked in the city or seen between two semis at speed on the highway (which can be a slightly daunting experience). For 2013, Smart has restyled both front and rear bumper fascias and the door sill moldings. If you follow such things, you can tell the latest Smart by the position of its logo badge, which now sit...

By John Voelcker  Posted Saturday, April 21, 2012

2012 Honda new car Jazz review

Honda have given their snazzy little hatch, the Jazz a facelift for 2012. The exterior design has progressed, now sporting a redesigned front & rear bumpers. This aesthetic change has also improved the car’s wind cheating characteristics. Lighting the roads will be the new restyled headlamps and tail lamps. A sporty honeycomb grille sits between the headlamps. The overall exterior design is intended to express spatial efficiency as emphasized by their campaign theme, “M an Maximum, minimum machine”. The Jazz is equipped with a 1.5L i-VTEC engine that delivers 118 hp @ 6600 rpm and a 145Nm torque @ 4800 rpm. It is mated to a 5 Speed Automatic transmission, a first in class, and also gets steering mounted dual mode paddle shifters which should make this small hatch a fun drive. The cabin is generally refined and is typical little-fuss Honda quality. The large three-meter cluster is permanently lit for daytime clarity. There is a multi-information display (MID) indic...

  Posted Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lamborghini SUV MLC Concept maybe show in Beijing

Lamborghini SUV MLC Concept at The Beijing Auto Show. The Beijing Auto Show next April 2012 could be the location of the first world of the Lamborghini SUV. Recent rumors speak of the surname MLC Concept for this new Lamborghini SUV. We knew that the Italian manufacturer was introduce a new Member to its range, a SUV. The latest information speak for a formal presentation in April at the Beijing Auto Show, part of the globe on which the new vehicle should be launched first. These information come from our colleagues of Auto Express and they also appear to know the name of the future which will be unveiled as a concept vehicle: MLC. According to them, it should come in a configuration three doors and resume at the level of its design Estoque concept style. MLC Concept would take the torch of its ancestor the LM002 and should be based on a modified platform of the Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg. As the sixth element, this new concept should greatly use carbon fiber in i...

By Jasmin  Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2012
2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Test drive:2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

The sad truth is that the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is simply too fast for this world. You just can’t go cruising around at something like 20 mph faster than a pole-winning qualifying lap for the Indy 500. But if  you must find a place to blast around in one of these land-bound rockets, you could do worse than Eastern Cape, South Africa, or at least the most remote portions of it. Here, termite hills provide some of the only landmarks by  which to navigate, and the savannas and badlands are covered in a thick blanket of silence. And that’s exactly why  we and a couple of Bugatti engineers have come here for a final preproduction evaluation of the newest and likely final variation on the Veyron 16.4 theme, the Grand Sport Vitesse. Where a rear license plate typically would be found, the Vitesse carries a yellow placard that reads: HIGH SPEED TEST VEHICLE APPROVED BY GOVERNMENT. And as much as we might want this Veyron, we think we might want that placard even more. But we digr...

By JUERGEN ZOELLTER  Posted Saturday, May 5, 2012
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