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Refining and strengthening an already solid foundation was the plan for Dodge/SRT engineers when they developed the suspension of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT® 392. Incorporating new technology to complement the handling characteristics, chassis balance and driving feel of the outgoing Charger was the objective. The suspension development process also took into account the fact that the Charger SRT 392 is a four-door sedan, which categorically differentiates it from its Dodge Challenger SRT 392 counterpart. “We wanted the Charger 392...Continue reading »

The all-new Sorento, revealed overseas for the first time at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October, has become the latest Kia model to achieve internationally-recognised certification for its whole-life impact on the environment. TÜV Nord, a leading independent technical inspection organisation, has certified the new Kia Sorento according to the ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standard. LCA forecasts the environmental impact of a vehicle during its full life, as well as a wide range of development and manufacturing factors – including...Continue reading »

Finding the right car can be a difficult task. It can drive mere mortals to the brink of despair. But, when it comes to finding your perfect car, you don’t have to spend hours meandering around forecourts, listening to salesmen. On the contrary, you can do some desk research in the comfort of your home. Then, you can hit the forecourt and pick up the car of your dreams. Here is the only 5-step guide that you will ever need when it comes to finding the perfect car for you. Step 1: Determine Your Budget  One of the most important...Continue reading »

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today began sales of the all-new Grace hybrid sedan at dealerships across Japan.Being developed as a compact sedan for a new era under the development concept “innovation of the compact sedan,” the all-new Grace fuses together the easy handling and excellent fuel economy of a compact vehicle in 5-number size category and spacious cabin, stately styling, high visibility and tactile qualities and agile driving experience of an upper-middle-class sedan. While a compact sedan, the cabin space for rear seat occupants...Continue reading »

Since the premiere of the first four-wheel drive BMW 325i in 1985, BMW has consistently expanded its four-wheel drive competence with new models and constant further development in the field of drive technology. One of the milestones is undoubtedly the intelligent four-wheel drive system BMW xDrive, which was first used in the BMW X3 and the X5 in 2004 and is now available for numerous models and series. Even at that time, engineers did not focus solely on improving traction and vehicle stability. In addition to a high degree of functionality...Continue reading »

Volvo Car Group, the Swedish company owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding, is committed to making China the centerpiece of its global expansion plans by establishing new manufacturing facilities and ensuring its most up to date models are manufactured in China and made available for sale both domestically and internationally. China is poised to replace the US as Volvo Cars largest market in 2014 with sales of at least 80,000 cars, up from 61,146 in 2013, highlighting the company’s growing presence in the world’s fastest growing...Continue reading »

Mazda Motor Corporation today revealed updated versions of the Mazda6 (known as Mazda Atenza in Japan) and Mazda CX-5 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.*1 The updated models will go on sale in Japan and the USA in January 2015 before being rolled out to other global markets. Both the updated Mazda6 and CX-5 adopt Mazda’s latest ideas and technologies to offer new levels of depth and maturity. They feature a more refined design expression, enhanced dynamic performance for a higher-quality and more comfortable ride, the Mazda Connect car connectivity...Continue reading »

Round 6 of the SUPER GT, the “International Suzuka 1000km” will be held over August 30th-31st at Suzuka Circuit, Mie Prefecture. The Suzuka 1000km is a classic event which debuted in 1966 and, although discontinued for a brief period, will be held for the 43rd time this year. The tradition of firing off fireworks in conjunction with the waving of the checkered flag is a unique part of this event which has become a jewel in the crown of the summer season. With the Fuji round moved from the beginning of September to the beginning of...Continue reading »

As 2015 draws near (the current year passed so fast!), car brands intensify their efforts to amaze us with exciting new means of transportation. Among them are minivans – perhaps one of the car niches most eagerly followed by customers. Why? Well, whether it’s all about the daily chores like picking up kids from school and grocery shopping or something more special like a holiday journey across the country, what you need in the end is a roomy vehicle. Here is the 2015 minivan Fantastic Four – the best ways to make some room on the...Continue reading »

After competing for most of the first half of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season on gravel, the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team is ready to make its debut on the first proper tarmac event of the season at Rallye Deutschland next week. With Hyundai Motorsport’s headquarters in Alzenau only 225km away from the rally base in Trier, Rallye Deuschland can be considered as the team’s home rally. Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC #7) will lead the three-car squad entered by the team at Rallye Deutschland. The...Continue reading »