It’s hard to believe, but 2018 is roughly halfway through. As we did at about this time last year, we’ve asked a panel of industry experts for their opinions on the state of the collector car market as they see it and their thoughts on what to expect in the near future. Gord Duff, Global head of auctions, RM Sotheby’s Jakob Greisen, Head of U.S. Motoring Department, Bonhams Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson Dave Kinney, Publisher, Hagerty Price Guide Automobile Magazine: What are your general views on market performance since this time last year? Are you seeing any new trends emerge? JG: I generally think the market is strong and solid. The interest we see in these old cars in terms of popularity and high attendance at collector car tours, rallies, racing events, concours d’elegance, and other lifestyle events is a sign that there is a strong passion and interest in collector cars, which is what the market is driven by for the most part. Today it … [Read more...] about The State of the Collector Car Market: May 2018
Por Manuel Arroyo Mazda ha pasado a ser de un humilde fabricante de una marca, a no parar de crecer año tras año, presentando importantes innovaciones y ofreciendo interesantes productos para los más puristas amantes del automóvil. La compañía japonesa es un referente en cuanto a actuación, a innovación y a la imagen que ha creado con el paso de los años. La tecnología Skyactiv de Mazda, rompe los esquemas de muchos otros fabricantes que buscan soluciones de cara a la eficiencia de combustible y a la reducción de emisiones.Al determinar los autos más rápidos de la marca, observamos la velocidad máxima y los tiempos de un cuarto de milla, así como sus importantísimos poderes de aceleración. Encontramos 15 de los automóviles Mazda más rápidos de Mazda, varios modelos no se lanzaron en los Estados Unidos y se encontraron en el extranjero, pero si existían y tenían registros de … [Read more...] about Conozca los Mazdas más rápidos de la Historia.
The Future In Front of Me, The Past Behind Me is a gasoline-fueled narrative by automotive journalist Tony Borroz. It details the joys, thrills, and even the uncertainties of the car-obsessed lifestyle. In advance of the book’s release, we are previewing the first few chapters. Chapters one and two here. Thanks to the little voice in my head, okay, the voice from Google maps coming through my Bluetooth earpiece (a necessity in a soft-top, it’s loud in here), I’m bounced off the main route from southern Arizona through Phoenix and on into Palm Springs. Google says this is for traffic, and I believe it. Besides, since my Miata is both black and lacks air conditioning (must save weight), the last thing I want is to get stuck in the middle of traffic, in the middle of Phoenix, in the middle of yet another broiling day in the desert. Buzzard Buffet So I’m shunted off towards Maricopa and Gila Bend and through the Sonoran Desert National Monument. It … [Read more...] about Chapter 3: Teslas In The Middle of Nowhere
Tug-of-war contests between automobiles are pointless some may say, but not always. Sometimes, tug-of-war contests can highlight strengths and weaknesses of particular cars, or for that matter SUVs. And it can also highlight the various factors that come together to give a particular car an advantage over the other when it comes to traction and pulling power. Here is a Mahindra Thar 4X4 going up against a Toyota Fortuner 4X2. Watch the video below to see who wins. The video has many interesting takeaways. But first let’s look at the specifications of the two SUVs that are locked in battle. The Toyota Fortuner – India’s best selling luxury SUV – uses a 2.8 litre GD turbodiesel engine with 177 Bhp of peak power and 420 Nm of peak torque. The Mahindra Thar CRDe 4X4 is India’s best selling lifestyle SUV, and is powered by a 2.5 litre turbodiesel engine with 105 Bhp and 247 Nm. While the Fortuner weighs about 2,000 Kgs, the Thar weighs about 1,600 kilograms. … [Read more...] about Thar vs new Fortuner highlights the power of 4X4 [Video]
Toyota launched the all-new Fortuner in November 2016. Ever since, the much-awaited vehicle has been out-selling every other luxury SUV in the country, doing close to 2,000 units per month. In March 2018, the Fortuner outsold even the Mahindra XUV500, clocking 1,925 units to the latter’s 1,567 units. But why’s the Fortuner such a mega hit, despite the Ford Endeavour being around? Here are 6 big reasons why everyone wants a Fortuner in their garage. Brand Image The Fortuner has been the best-selling model in the segment ever since the vehicle’s first generation was launched in India in 2009. The Fortuner’s a massive brand in itself, and this is something that’s not easy for the competition to dislodge. For most buyers, if it comes to buying a luxury SUV, the Fortuner’s often the only choice. Such is the brand value it commands. This explains why Toyota sold 1,924 units of the vehicle in the very first month of the new vehicle’s launch. Resale … [Read more...] about The REAL reasons why everyone’s still buying the Toyota Fortuner SUV