Audi’s pint-sized A1 premium mini has been a relative success for the German luxury carmaker. Launched in 2010, it has fared well against competitors both under its price range like the VW Polo as well as more direct rivals such as the MINI 5-door hatch. However time has come for its replacement and, luckily for us, recent spy shots have caught it virtually undisguised. So let’s put on a digital coat of paint and take a closer look at what the subcompact hatch will look like when it launched later this year. More aggressive styling, possibly 5-door only First impressions are that the new A1 is shapelier and more aggressive-looking compared to its predecessor. Frontal styling consists of Audi’s trademark large grille with slim headlamps, crisp detailing and large frontal intakes (in S-line format). The side profile consists of scalloped lower sill moldings, subtle rear haunches, a two-tone roof with thick c-pillar and no rear quarter window. Speaking of the rear; it … [Read more...] about 2019 Audi A1 Coming This Year: What It’ll Look Like And Other Key Details
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It doesn’t seem like 20 years since Ford launched the Focus but in truth Henry’s Escort replacement is part of the scenery in the UK, where it has hovered in the top-five best seller list for the last two decades. As well as sales of 1.97 million here, it’s done alright in the rest of the world, too – 16 million have found homes globally, with even the Pope having used one at times. So now we get Mark IV version. Visibly bigger (though we’re to come back to that), 50kg lighter, 10 per cent more economical, and cheaper, this new vision of family motoring was launched in what is, with the possible exception of the Goodwin Sands, the least car-friendly site in the UK. ‘Here East’ in the Olympic Park in East London does at least partially fulfill Ford’s global ambitions to be a modern digital mobility company, but beyond that the choice was baffling. “It’s a unique space for entrepreneurs, tech … [Read more...] about New Ford Focus revealed in London: it’s cheaper, it’s lighter, but will it be better?
0 Comments Review: Citroen's new-look C4 Cactus 'designed to be just a little bit different' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk From the daft name to the eye-catching 'airbumps' strewn across the side panels, everything about the previous-generation Citroen C4 Cactus was designed to be just a little bit different. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/cars/review-citroens-newlook-c4-cactus-designed-to-be-just-a-little-bit-different-36778289.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36788542.ece/72c66/AUTOCROP/h342/7c4cactus.jpg Email From the daft name to the eye-catching 'airbumps' strewn across the side panels, everything about the previous-generation Citroen C4 Cactus was designed to be just a little bit different. But with the new C3 Aircross taking its place as the mini-SUV in Citroen's range, the C4 Cactus has moved upmarket to fill the void left by the C4 hatchback when it was taken off sale last year. That gives it a mixture of mini-SUV and hatchback styling cues, and … [Read more...] about Review: Citroen’s new-look C4 Cactus ‘designed to be just a little bit different’
Essentially a sister car to the Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo, the second generation Citroen C1 has welcomed a few updates for 2018. The most important one is the 1.0-liter three-cylinder VTi engine, developed by Toyota, which is now rated at 72PS (71hp), up 4PS (4hp), and meets the Euro 6.2 emissions requirements. The unit can be mated with a manual or an automatic gearbox. Elsewhere, the city car is available in up to 32 different color combinations and gets new upholstery options inside. It also benefits from new technology features such as MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, reversing camera, speed limit recognition and keyless entry&go. Active Lane Departure Warning, Active City Brake and Hill Start Assist are available as well. Looking to cater to young customers, the 2018 Citroen C1 can also be had in two new special editions, called Urban Ride and ELLE. Both of them are already available for order in France, from … [Read more...] about 2018 Citroen C1 Gains Updated Engine, New Personalization Options And Two Special Editions
Kia Motors America (KMA) today unveiled the completely redesigned Kia K900 sedan at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, establishing a new standard for luxury. The all-new second-generation model combines a dignified and sophisticated exterior design, a beautifully crafted cabin of premium materials, and performance characteristics that befit a world-class flagship sedan. Reimagined in every way, the K900 brings with it an array of new systems and safety features, making it the most technologically advanced Kia ever. “The all-new 2019 K900 is much more than a generational redesign, as it takes on a whole new look, feel and character over its predecessor. Only its name – K900 – is carried over,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, Product Planning, KMA. “Our designers and engineers have done an extraordinary job of reimagining the K900 to fully meet the needs and desires of consumers shopping in the luxury sedan segment with … [Read more...] about All-new Kia K900 Landed in New York