Jul 09

Driverless Cars – 6 Problems They Have To Overcome

I’m completely against Autonomous cars and the theory behind them… after all, if you don’t want to drive – use a taxi!! Here are just 6 problems that have to be overcome before they become a reality in this infographic – check it out….ClickMechanic.com Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

The 2016 Lexus IS – “A Whole Lot Of New”

 New engines, including a turbo. Additional standard equipment, including new F SPORT editions for all models

(TORONTO, ON – June 26, 2015) Get behind the wheel: The Lexus IS luxury sport sedan is the innovative sedan that delivers complete driving enjoyment. New for 2016, the Lexus IS is offered in an all-new line-up, with new engines and a whole lot more.Road-Test.org

“From the moment you touch the throttle in the Lexus IS, you’ll know: This is it,” said Cyril Dimitris, Director, Lexus Canada. “When we introduced the current generation IS in 2014 it established a new benchmark for bold styling and track-proven dynamics that deliver maximum driving. Now, we’re making the IS even better, with more standard features and a fresh line-up of available upgrade packages.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

All-New Mercedes-Benz GLC – Generation Change, Same Price As GLK

Road-Test.org, DrivenToday.com

Stuttgart, Jun 18, 2015 // The All-new GLC (replacing the GLK) is significantly more attractive, with enhanced engineering and improved equipment. Customers can order the versatile SUV from 44,506 euros, which is the same model price as the predecessor. Market launch in Europe will start in September. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Mercedes-Benz SUV’s Win In Five Categories At prestigious “Off Road Award 2015″- Commanding Victories For G, GLA, GLK and GLE Coupé

GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC (C 292) 2014; Exterieur: Designo Hyazinthrot Metallic exterior: designo hyacinth red metallic

GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC

Stuttgart, Jun 12, 2015
Mercedes-Benz victorious in no fewer than five categories at prestigious “Off Road Award 2015″. Readers of the magazine Off Road have voted five Mercedes-Benz SUV models Off-Road Vehicle of the Year. This makes the Stuttgart-based premium manufacturer more successful and more popular than all other car brands.

The commanding victory in five categories reflects strong demand for the various Mercedes-Benz SUV models in many markets. The Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé, which celebrates its launch in July, especially impressed the readers of the magazine Off Road. The new SUV was victorious both in category G “Luxury Crossover” and in category K “Newcomer”. The compact Mercedes-Benz GLA triumphed in category F “Crossover”, leaving a clear distance between it and the second-placed vehicle. With 22.8 percent, the GLA won more than one in five of all votes cast in a category that included 14 contenders. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Ram Truck Announces Pricing for 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel and Ram 1500 Laramie Limited

 

2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Final (retouched)

2015 Ram 1500 Rebel

The Ram 1500 continues to move forward with two mid-year 2015 offerings that carry into the 2016 model year – the Ram 1500 Rebel and Ram 1500 Laramie Limited.The Ram 1500 Rebel brings a one-of-a-kind, off-road design to the full-size truck segment. The Rebel drops right into a core segment of the truck market with unique design cues and mechanical innovation backed by Ram Truck engineering.

Rebel features an all-new grille with a prominent billet silver “RAM” letter badge. Departing from the brand’s iconic “crosshair” designs, the blacked-out Rebel grille tops a completely new black off-road front bumper design with a durable powder-coated surface. It also incorporates a powder coated, billet silver skid plate, front tow hooks, 33-inch Toyo tires and an all-new 17-inch aluminum wheel.

Inside, Rebel is every bit as brawny and rugged as it is outside. The truck features Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Road Test: 2015 Range Rover Sport Autobiography

2015 Range Rover Sport Autobiography, Road-Test.orgA number of car companies lay claim to inventing the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), but many people overlook the Land Rover – or even the Range Rover as being the one to really start the trend way back in 1972-1973. I remember watching TV when the Range Rover was first shown to the world and how the press went cock-a-hoop over the stylish and luxury version of the Land Rover – a vehicle that changed very little since the time man discovered fire.

No one can dispute that the Range Rover defined and created the luxury version of what is now known as an SUV, and while many have tried to emulate the Range Rover – there is only one King of the Mountain when it comes to luxury and prowess that knows no bounds. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

The rise of the Dash Cam and how to pick the right one

www.carfinance247.co.uk/infographics/dash_cam.htm

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May 06

Off The Beaten Track – Auburn IN, An Auto Museum-land In The Heart Of America

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum (ACD), Road-Test.orgLast year my wife and I made a special trip to Battle Ground, Indiana (just outside of Lafayette), to visit one thing that had been on our ‘bucket list’ since the day we met…Wolf Park [WolfPark.org]. It took us 8 hours of driving to get there – but it was worth every minute. Our experience of getting a wet kiss from a real wolf and plenty of photo opportunities can be found HERE.

What we didn’t expect on our journey was the wonderful city of Auburn, Indiana. We stopped in Auburn for a coffee break – only to discover there are a number of auto and air museums there. If you love cars and/or planes – this is your mecca. You simply MUST take the time to visit Auburn, or even make it an actual trip destination.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum (ACD), Road-Test.orgIf you’re planning a trip to the Indy 500 or even a NASCAR event at either Michigan International Speedway (MIS) or Chicagoland Speedway – you aren’t far from Auburn. Located a little over Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Recycle Your Ride (RYR) Program – Ford of Canada Rewards Customers for Recycling Older Vehicles

FORD logo2OAKVILLE, Ont., May 5, 2015 – Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. is helping Canadians retire older vehicles and get into a new vehicle through the Ford Recycle Your Ride (RYR) program.  Ford of Canada is working with the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) to recycle customer’s 2008 model year or older vehicles for up to $2,500* toward the purchase or lease of a new Ford vehicle.  The program will run at Canadian Ford dealerships during May and June 2015.

ARC reports that approximately 83 per cent of an average vehicle’s content by weight can be recycled, just one reason why it is important to ensure that your end-of-life vehicle (ELV) ends up in the hands of a responsible automotive recycler or dismantler, like Ford of Canada.

Canadian Ford dealers have helped more than 69,500 customers recycle their ride since 2009.

To participate in this program, take your 2008 or older model year vehicle from any make or model that has been insured for at least the last three months to your local Ford dealer and receive up to $2,500* in cash towards the purchase or lease of a new Ford vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

e-smart – The Market Leader For The Third Time In A Row

@Road_Test #RT #smartfortwo electric drive

Stuttgart.  When it comes to new registrations of electric cars in Germany the same name takes first place every year: smart fortwo electric drive. This is a hat trick for the battery-electric two-seater – for the third time in a row it has beaten all competitors with all-electric drive (without range extender).

With more than 4700 new registrations since the first generation in 2007, the e-smart is Germany’s most successful electric car by far. It is also very popular among Daimler AG employees who have covered more than 1.5 million zero-emission kilometres to date within the framework of the electric mobility project “charge@work”. Read the rest of this entry »

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