It will live on in Asian markets as the Grandeur. Say goodbye to the Hyundai Azera, at least in the United States. The Korean automaker’s official word on changes for the 2018 model year include a revamped Accent and Elantra GT, not to mention the all-new Kona compact crossover. Other familiar models either carry over or receive modest facelifts, except for the full-size Azera sedan which officially exits the U.S. market. The car isn’t dead, however – it will continue on in its home market where it’s called Grandeur. Read also: Hyundai sketches out sharper 2017 Azera with premium vibe 2018 Genesis G80 Sport: A Great First Step Toward Sportiness 2018 Hyundai Sonata Refresh Goes Above And Beyond The move isn’t exactly surprising, as Azera sales in the U.S. have declined steadily in recent years. The current generation debuted in 2011, but after peaking in 2013 with just over 11,000 sold units the Azera entered a freefall. Even a … [Read more...] about Hyundai Officially Kills Azera Sedan In The U.S.
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U.K. customer takes delivery of the first model in a limited series at the Audi Forum in Neckarsulm. Audi has delivered the first of the limited edition series R8 GT to a U.K. customer who took delivery of the vehicle at the Audi Forum in Neckarsulm. The R8 GT in Phantom Black that was delivered is the first in a limited series of just 333 units that will be made. The limited edition R8 GT sold out within weeks of its announcement. The R8 GT features a weight-reduction of 100 kg over the standard R8 - now down to a curb weight of 1,525 kilograms (3,362 lb). The supercar also features more power from the 5.2 liter V10 engine, which now has an output of 560 PS (412 kW / 552 bhp) delivered to all four wheels via the R tronic gearbox. 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 3.6 seconds and the R8 GT needs only 10.8 seconds to reach 200 km/h (124 mph). Top speed is 320 km/h (199 mph). Prices in Germany for the R8 GT begin at €193,000. Gallery: First Audi R8 GT delivered … [Read more...] about First Audi R8 GT delivered
We've never seen wool and wood used like this. The Tesla Model 3 is popular EV, though some criticize its styling as rather boring. On the flip side, Vilner is known for being anything but boring, and the Model 3 is the subject of the company’s latest effort to make all things with wheels as dynamic as possible. That is, if you consider an orange/blue interior with patterned seats and wood paneling on the dash dynamic. Vicariously Vilner: Mystery Shrouds This Wood-Filled Mercedes 250CE By Vilner Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe By Vilner Is Truly Bespoke As the photos show, Vilner goes after the Model 3’s interior with a series of fabrics and eco-leather, the latter of which adds a healthy splash of orange to the otherwise dark gray interior. The seat inserts and headrests are adorned with a white/turquoise fabric houndstooth pattern that Vilner calls “a petite-like decorative relief.” The turquoise is repeated sans the pattern on … [Read more...] about Vilner Blings Tesla Model 3 Interior With Houndstooth And Turquoise