Saturday, October 29, 2016

Skoda Kodiaq 2017

The Kodiaq is a completely new model SUV body type. It is the first Skoda model that makes that kind of body and also the first with more than five occupants capacity. Since November 2016 can be Skoda place orders and make the first deliveries in early 2017. In this and this list are the prices of all versions of the prices are known, with five and seven seats respectively.

The starting price is EUR 22 000, corresponding to the version with petrol engine of 125 horses and five seats. The closest thing on the market model is the Ford Kuga 2017 petrol and 120 horsepower, which costs EUR 24,500. The Skoda Kodiaq is bigger, faster and uses less fuel. The Hyundai Tucson and KIA Sportage, both with petrol engine of 132 horses, are clearly more economical than the Skoda Kodiaq, but its size is smaller. Despite the power advantage of Korean models they are not faster, according to official data.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Ford Kuga 2017

Ford puts on sale a Kuga with a slightly different model 2013, introduces a new diesel engine of 120 hp in the range and new items of equipment. Cosmetic changes affecting the front and back. Has new headlights, new drivers and bumpers at both ends are different. The dimensions of the body do not change 4.52 meters long, 1.84 wide and 1.70 high.

In January 2017, Ford will deliver the first units of Kuga level of equipment "Vignale". It differs from other versions because it has a carrier coated materials more quality, more abundant standard equipment and customer service with more attention. Includes, for example, a personal adviser available for 24 hours to sort out any difficulty with the car or an application for mobile phones with access to the contents of an exclusive customer magazine "Vignale Magazine".

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Mini Countryman 2017

MINI will release a new Countryman in March 2017. It is the second generation of this model. The first generation was launched in 2010 and was updated in 2014 ( more information ). In comparison, the new one has a body 20 cm longer three centimeters wider wheelbase and more so, according MINI, spaciousness and cargo space are higher. A novelty in the MINI range is that there will be a plug-in hybrid version.

The engine range comprises, in addition to the plug-in hybrid (MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4 SE), two diesel versions and two petrol, all available with front- or four-wheel drive and manual or automatic transmission. The following table are contained all versions and possible combinations.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Skoda Octavia 2017

Skoda Octavia renews marketed since March 2013. Besides changing the look, improved equipment, adding new elements and optimizing other already available.

These changes affect both body variants, the sedan and family. Who wants a 2017 Octavia must purchase in late 2016 and will dispose of it from February 2017.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Peugeot 5008 2017

Peugeot replaces its MPV 5008 by a completely new model that has the same name , but whose body is off - road type. It will be on sale in the spring of 2017. The 5008 model 2017 measures 4.64 meters long, the same as a Nissan X-Trail. And it offers up to seven seats in its room. The 11 cm 5008 profit compared to previous permit, according to Peugeot, to 6 cm more legroom for passengers in the second row.
This second row consists of three individual seats and the same size, all with anchors ISOFIX. This, coupled with the possibility to advance or delay the seats and change the incline of the backrest should turn the 5008 into a practical car for families with children.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Lynk Co 01 Concept 2016

Lynk and Co is a brand new Chinese company Geely, which owns Volvo. On their website it says it is "a global collaboration of experts in design, engineering, programming and connectivity industry leaders such as Volvo, Microsoft, Ericsson and Alibaba."

His first model is 01 (the brand says will appoint the following number following the natural succession), a vehicle-looking midsize SUV. Its marketing will begin in 2017 in China and later reach Europe and the United States of America.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Seat Leon 2017

Seat continues its product offensive in the market and that is why we have been in Barcelona in the presentation of the new Seat Leon. A model of great importance - not in vain is next to Ibiza and Ateca, one of the three main pillars of the marker and now comes with a revised design, latest technology in driver assistance systems, more connectivity than ever, a new 1.6 TDI engine with 115 hp and new Xcellence finish.

One of the main reasons for the success of Leo has been its design, so it is no wonder that receives the model changes are not radical. The lines are now more vigorous, especially in the front and the back, seeking to increase the perceived size of the car. To this end, the grille is enlarged and gets a new bumper stronger ways. But nothing definitive break with the current version.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Maserati Quattroporte 2017

The signing of the trident presented the Maserati Quattroporte 2017, a luxurious renovation in mid-product life-cycle management that comes with more technology, equipment, tinkering with the engine and an outer face wash. The star sedan Maserati takes three and a half years in the market and has sold over 24,000 units in 72 different countries.

Outside the Maserati Quattroporte we find a new front bumper consisting of a new measure with a splitter matt black finish and details of the same color on the side air intakes. The grid is now also newly designed and exterior mirrors and side skirts. Engineers have included a new air controller installed between the air outlet and the radiator, which results in optimum control of the engine temperature. Aerodynamic improvements represent a 10% improvement in the drag coefficient.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

BMW 5-Series 2017

In this new generation, the 5 Series continues its length 3cm (4.94m) and still committed to introducing greater efficiency improved aerodynamics gravity and a significant weight reduction of 100 kg on average, thanks to the massive use of aluminum and high strength steel. Its chassis, stiffer and lighter, assembles a team of fully upgraded passive or active suspension, plus a new active steering system.

The improvement in both quality interior finishing and sound insulation, but also in terms of habitability, especially in the rear seats. And although apparently the driving position is typical of BMW, it find a "technological burden" very close to the luxurious 7 Series.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Audi Q5 2017

Its new aesthetic adds a sporty touch to the set, where the single -frame grille with a new frame is displayed as one of the most powerful elements visually speaking. The muscular appearance of the body is enhanced technologically with new headlamps with LED technology or Matrix spectacular with dynamic LED indicators to be offered as an option.

Its body measures 4.66 meters long, 1.89 wide and 1.66 high (2.82 m wheelbase) and the customer can customize it to your liking between 14 different colors to choose from . In addition, it will have five lines of equipment that will change some details of the design.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Renault Scenic 2017

In November 2016 Renault will sell the fourth generation of five - seat Scenic MPV and will be available a few days after the Grand Scenic, version 7 seats. It has significant changes from the model it replaces, the Scenic 2013, which in our view represent a small loss of practicality in the interior towards the exterior design (which recognizes Renault). They include a substantial increase in ground clearance of the body and the replacement of the three individual rear seats, with a three-seater bench divided into two asymmetrical parts (1/3 and 2/3).

There 4cm distance between the ground and the body as before (17 cm high, similar to a Renault Captur or Hyundai Tucson ). The Scenic 2017 is wider, taller and longer than the previous model, but its body is lower.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Suzuki Baleno 2016

Like the celerio, the Baleno is manufactured in India by Maruti Suzuki bound for over a hundred countries around the world, Japan included. After a first phase of marketing in India, where Suzuki is the market leader, the new global model of Suzuki reaches the Old Continent.

Leveraging its "landing" in Spanish lands, we have tested it to see how it stands up to the competition; all is said, is as large as powerful: Opel Corsa, Hyundai i20, Volkswagen Polo, Renault Clio, Skoda Fabia, Ford Fiesta, Mazda2, Seat Ibiza and Kia Rio (not to mention the crossover variants of many of them) they make it difficult to deal with newcomer this headstrong.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition 2016

After presenting the Elise 250 Special Edition and Evora 400 Hethel Edition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the factory in Hethel,United Kingdom, Lotus has announced the launch of the Exige 350 Special Edition, the third model commissioned to commemorate the birthday British plant. The main difference from the 250 Special Edition is found in section weight, because the power is exactly the same-345 hp. Thus the 350 Special Edition trims the previous 26 kg, which means that for the scale in such only 1,099 kg.

To achieve this reduction, Lotus has opted for a gearbox to view its interior, lighter brakes, seats made of carbon fiber, a lithium-ion battery and forged wheels as most important elements in this regard. All this coupled with a more careful aerodynamics helps improve performance with respect to 250 Special Edition. For it installed on the vehicle rear diffuser and a spoiler that generate a downforce of 42 kg traveling at a speed of 160 km / h.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Toyota Prius Prime 2017

This Toyota Prius Prime still has the same engine 1.8 four - cylinder Atkinson cycle gasoline, although in this case the electric motor having gain more weight, and the lithium-ion battery that feeds it. The battery has doubled its capacity on the Prius PHEV previous generation, allowing a 8.8 kWh electric range of 35 kilometers and a total theoretical range of around 1,000 kilometers.
Consumption figures are not official, although NEDC cycle will be around 2 liters per 100 km. Recharge time of the battery is done in 5.5 hours in a conventional outlet and is the first Toyota model that combines the power of the electric motor and generator to optimize acceleration. Obviously change is continuously variable CVT.